2018-09-21 / Events



Dog Walk—Woof Walk Wag, hosted by SQ Rescue, will be held October 14, Columbia Country Club. woofwalkwag.myevent.com.

Columbia and Lexington Animal Services will hold a Pre- Owned Pets Adoption Special September 21–22, Columbia Animal Services, 127 Humane Lane and Lexington Animal Services, 321 Ball Park Road, Lexington. www.columbiasc.net/animal-services or (803)-776-PETS (7387).

South Carolina Wildlife Federation is holding its 16th Annual Photography Contest. Send your best pictures capturing the beauty of South Carolina’s nature. You may submit entries in three categories: Carolina Critters, Scenes of South Carolina, and Backyard Habitat. Entry fee is $15, and the deadline for entries is October 31.scwf.org/events/.

Pawmetto Lifeline, a local no-kill animal shelter committed to reducing pet overpopulation in the Midlands, will host the 12th Annual Fur Ball Moonlight Gala, Saturday, October 20, 7 p.m., Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. www.pawmettolifeline.org.


Columbia Art Center and park rangers with the Columbia Parks & Recreation Department will host the 2018 Art Along the Trail showcase at Riverfront Park Saturday, October 13, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., north end of Riverfront Park, 4122 River Drive. In the event of rain, the showcase will be rescheduled for Saturday, October 27. 803-545-3093.

City Art Gallery, 1224 Lincoln Street, will host the South Carolina Watermedia Annual Juried Exhibition October 6–November 26 with opening reception and award ceremony Saturday, October 6, 4:30–6:30 p.m. www.scwatermedia.com.

Columbia Museum of Art will host For Freedoms Town Hall: Freedom of Expression – Arts and Justice, a free event in participation with For Freedoms’ 50 State Initiative, Monday, September 24, 6:30 p.m. columbiamuseum.org.

Through Native Eyes Artwork and Identity, a part of Columbia Art Center’s Cultural Art Series: Worlds of Creativity, will be held Thursday October 4, 6–8 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227-C Taylor Street. 803-545-3093 or www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation.


Bible Way Church of Atlas Road will host “Church and Community Day; Celebrating 50 Years on Atlas Road” Saturday, November 4, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., A.C. Jackson Wellness Center, 2608 Atlas Road. 803-917-4653.

Dr. Ronald H. High and Alicia Graham will present a church music symposium Saturday, September 22, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Zion Baptist Church, 801 Washington Street. 803-719-0413 or 803-603-5655.

Crescent Hill Baptist Church will celebrate 85 years of ministry with a homecoming October 7, 10:30 a.m., 2659 Two Notch Road. www.crescenthillbaptist.org.

Rehoboth United Methodist Church will host its annual revival September 23–26, 6:30 p.m., 6911 Two Notch Road. 803-788-2220.

Shandon Presbyterian Church’s Outreach Ministry will host “fill a truck” for Harvest Food Bank in honor of National Hunger Action Month. Look for the classic Chevy Cheyenne pickup in the church parking lot, 607 Woodrow Street and help fill it with nonperishable food donations for Harvest Hope 10 a.m. –4 p.m. Saturday, September 29 and 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Sunday, September 30. bit.ly/harvesthope2018.

Friends and Family Day will be held at Zion Baptist Church Sunday, September 30, 11 a.m., 801 Washington Street. 803-779-2809.

Stedfast Christian Center’s Community Feeding will be held Saturday, September 22, 12–2 p.m., 5200 Fairfield Road. 803- 786-9129.

Crescent Hill Baptist Church will hold its 85th Homecoming Celebration October 7, 10:30 a.m., 2659 Two Notch Road.


Columbia will host the 2018 United States Conference of Mayors Fall Leadership Meeting September 27–29. A community block party will be held Friday, September 28, 6:30–10 p.m., 1600 block of Main Street.


The 8th annual Rosewood Art and Music Festival will be held September 29, 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Rockaways, 2719 Rosewood Drive. rosewoodfestival.com.

Palmetto Health Foundation is asking for donations for the 29th Festival of Trees, a signature fundraising event benefiting Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital to be held November 16–18 at the South Carolina State Museum. Auction item commitment forms are due by Friday, October 19, 5 p.m. FestivalofTreesColumbia.org.

The City of Cayce and the Cayce Historical Museum will host Congaree Heritage Day of Unity October 13, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Cayce Historical Museum, 1800 12th Street, Cayce. www.caycesc.gov.

Historic Columbia will host the Jubilee Festival of Black History & Culture Saturday, September 22, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Mann-Simons Site, 1403 Richland Street. www.historiccolumbia.org.

The City of West Columbia will host its 3rd Annual Fall Back Fest on the 100 Block of State Street on Friday, November 2, 6–9 p.m. www.westcolumbiasc.gov.

VillageChurch will present the 14th Annual Lake Scare-O-Lina, a family friendly Fall festival, Sunday, October 21, 4–6 p.m., Jeep Rogers Family YMCA in Lake Carolina. www.blythewoodvillage.com or 803-419-0989.

Historic Columbia’s 40th annual Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture will be held Saturday, September 22, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Mann-Simons Site, 1403 Richland Street. www.historiccolumbia.org.

Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church will host a Fall Festival Sunday, October 28, 4–6 p.m., 5503 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington. www.SaxeGotha.org.

The Lourie Center will hold its 2018 Fall Festival Friday October 5, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., 1650 Park Circle. The Lourie Center’s Wheels shuttle bus will provide free transportation to the center from Christopher Towers, Finley House, and Marion Street Apartments residences 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. www.louriecentersc.com.

The 7th Annual Newberry Harvest Festival will be held Saturday, October 13, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., 1650 Dusty Road Newberry. 803-276-2855 or www.enoreeriverwinery.com.

The 2018 Irmo Okra Strut presented by Lexington Medical Center will be held Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29 at Irmo Community Park, 7507 Eastview Drive Irmo. OkraStrut.com.


Grace United Methodist Church will hold its annual “Grace’ous’ BBQ” September 22, 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m., 410 Harbison Boulevard. 803-732-1899.


One of Columbia South Carolina’s March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction will return for its 20th year November 1, 6:30 p.m., Marriott in downtown Columbia. signaturechefs.org/columbia.

Columbia Presbyterian Community, 700 Davega Drive, Lexington, will host its 3rd Annual Alzheimer’s Association Fundraiser Street Fair and Yard Sale October 13, with the yard sale beginning at 8 a.m. and street fair and booths opening at 10 a.m. The event goes until 1 p.m. 803-227-8931 or amy.mccormack@prehomesc.org.


S.C. Orchid Society will present its Summer and Fall Distinguished Orchid Speaker Series through the third Sunday of each month through October. The Society meets at 12:30 p.m., Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia Building, 1605 Park Circle. 803-606-1224 or chambleec@gmail.com.


Columbia Green Grant Committee is accepting grant applications for two grant programs, Neighborhood Beautification Grant and Tree Initiative Grant with awards from $500 to $3,000. Non-profits, churches, parks, homeowner associations, and schools in the Columbia metropolitan area can apply. Deadline is October 1, 2018. Find applications and guidelines at columbiagreen.org.


Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra will hold “Tales of Vienna” concert Sunday, September 23, 3:30 p.m., Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College Street, Irmo. www.LMSO.org or 803-400-3540.

University of South Carolina School of Music public events for October include—Graduate Vocal Ensemble Recital Tuesday, October 2, 6 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall; USC Jazz Faculty Concert—Tuesday, October 2, 7:30 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall; Ronald Davis Faculty Tuba Recital— Wednesday, October 3, 7:30 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall; USC Choirs: First Thursday on Main Concert— Thursday, October 4, 7:30 p.m., Main Street United Methodist Church, 1830 Main Street; Sarunas Jankauskas Guest Artist Clarinet Recital—Thursday, October 4, 7:30 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall; The Luise E. Peake Music & Culture Colloquium Series—Friday, October 5, 1:10 p.m., School of Music, Room 232; USC Symphonic Winds Concert: West Meets East—Sunday, October 7, 4 p.m., Koger Center for the Arts; Clifford Leaman, saxophone, and Joseph Rackers, piano, Faculty Recital—Monday, October 8, 7:30 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall; Marcìa Porter, soprano, Guest Artist and Lynn Kompass, piano, Faculty Recital—Thursday, October 11, 7:30 p.m.; School of Music Recital Hall; The Luise E. Peake Music & Culture Colloquium Series—Friday, October 12, 1:10 p.m., School of Music, Room 232; Freeman Sundays @3—Sunday, October 14, 3 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall; Opus Two Recital: William Terwilliger, violin and Andrew Cooperstock, piano—Monday, October 15, 7:30 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall; Swing Shift Big Band Concert—Tuesday, October 23, 7:30 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall; Parker Quartet Concert—Thursday, October 25, 7:30 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall; Parker Quartet Master Class—Friday, October 26, 7:30 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall; Fall Festival for Young Pianists: A Musical Adventure through Time—Saturday, October 27, 1–3:30 p.m., USC School of Music Building; Parker Quartet and Friends Family Concert—Sunday, October 28, 5 p.m.; Johnson Performance Hall, Darla Moore School of Business, 1051 Greene Street; Duo Ostinato Guest Artists Recital—Monday, October 29, 7:30 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall; Steven Spooner Guest Artist Master Class—Tuesday, October 30, 7:30 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall; USC Symphony Orchestra—Thursday, November 1, 7:30 p.m., Koger Center for the Arts. sc.edu/music.

A Concert for Remembrance of Gun Homicide Victims, sponsored by Faith Coalition on Gun Violence, will be held Sunday, September 23, 4–6 p.m., Main Street United Methodist Church 1830 Main Street. www.concertacrossamerica.org.

Lexington County Choral Society’s 23rd consecutive season will include a Holiday Concert Friday, November 30, Saturday, December 1; Celebrate Musice Friday, January 18; Mardi Gras and more Friday, March 1, 2019; and Celebrate Love Friday, May 10, 2019. These evening concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m., Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church, 5503 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington. www.saxegotha.org.

Carolina Jazz Society’s Dixieland Jazz Concert will be held Sunday, October 7, 2:30–5 p.m., Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle. www.carolinajazzsociety.com.


Columbia Parks & Recreation Department and the Midlands Master Naturalist Association will host Moth Night Friday, October 5, 7–10 p.m., Granby Park, 100 Catawba Circle. 803-545-3100.


Public Safety Forum, sponsored by Representative Ivory Thigpen, will be held Monday, October 1, 6:30–8 p.m., Brookland Northeast Baptist Church, 1203 Summit Parkway.


In honor of Mental Health Awareness Week and Bullying Prevention Month, self-esteem advocate and Inspirational Artist TiffanyJ has established the Inaugural Buddies, Not Bullies Rally led by self-esteem mascot Super Beauty to be held Sunday, October 7, 5 p.m., S.C. State House, 1100 Gervais Street. www.iamsuperbeauty.com.


Airport High School Education Foundation will sponsor a Tennis Tournament September 29, Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center, 1120 Fort Congaree Trail, Cayce. airporteducationalfoundation.com.

Let’s Move! Columbia GameDay will be held September 22, 12–3 p.m., Drew Wellness Center Green Space, 2101 Walker Solomon Way. 803-545-3100 or Wanda.Austin@columbiasc.gov.

The 2018 Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence will be held Saturday, October 6, 9:30 a.m., along the City of Columbia’s Vista Greenway Extension in Finlay Park. 803- 545-3020.


Narconon can help with overcoming addiction in families. 1-800-431-1754.


John Tudor’s Magic Workshop will be held October 6, 3–5 p.m., Columbia Children’s Theatre, 3400 Forest Drive. www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com or 803-691-4548.


United Way is looking for volunteers to support the Midlands Reading Consortium (MRC) for the 2018-2019 school year. MRC is a tutoring initiative that helps pre-kindergarten through second-grade students improve their reading proficiency and language development. Individuals who can volunteer 30 minutes a week between mid-September or early October 2018 through May 2019 are needed. volunteer.uway.org/mrc.


Lourie Center is launching Midlands Lifelong Learning Program, including Diseases of Famous People, Tuesdays October 2, 9, 16, and 23, 1–1:50 p.m.; Classically Columbia: Musical Understanding, Tuesdays October 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2–2:50 p.m.; Cyber Security, Wednesday, October 3 and Thursdays October 11, 18, and 25, 1–1:50 p.m.; Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda: Your Life, Your Future, Wednesday October 3 and Thursdays October 11, 18, and 25, 2–2:50 p.m., 1650 Park Circle. Register by calling 803-779-1971 or www.louriecentersc.com.

Tour of the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center will be held 6:30–8 p.m., Thursday, September 27, 201 John Mark Dial Drive. www.richlandcountysc.gov/Residents/Engage-Richland/Upcoming-Events.

Mountain Dulcimer Workshop will be held Saturday, September 22, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, Blythewood. www.dulcimores.com.

Ebru: The Turkish Art of Marbling, a cultural painting class hosted by the Istanbul Cultural Center, will be held Saturday, October 13, 1–3 p.m., Columbia Parks & Rec Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street. 803-386-4377.

American Heart Association CPR and Basic Life Support (BLS) classes are offered weekly by the Palmetto Health/USC Simulation Center every Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, 1 p.m., 14 Medical Park, Suite 300, Palmetto Health Richland campus. 803-296-CARE (2273).


Events at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden—Riverbanks ZOOfari, September 21, take an evening stroll through the zoo, catch a glimpse of some wild creatures, savor tasty cuisine and cool cocktails, and bid on one-of-a-kind silent and live auction items; Family on Safari: Noises of the Night, September 22, open up your senses to a new overnight adventure at Waterfall Junction; NOVA Cub Scout Small Group Overnight: Conserving Wildlife, September 28, overnight NOVA experience exploring the zoo’s role in conservation and how you also can take action for wildlife; Cub Scout Day: Nova Wild, September 29, spend a fun-filled day at the zoo working toward Cub Scout electives; Boo at the Zoo, October 19–30; Pumpkin Smash, November 3; Riverbanks Run, November 17; Lights Before Christmas, November 17–December 30. www.riverbanks.org.

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