2018-10-05 / Events



REAL IDs may be purchased at Columbia Metropolitan Airport Wednesday, October 17, 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. The SCDMV mobile office will be on-site in the Airport’s Carolina Room which is located in the baggage claim level. www.scdmvoline.com.


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

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.


Blood Drive will be held at Shandon United Methodist Church, Player Dining Room, 3407 Devine Street, Sunday, October 28, 8 a.m.–1p.m. www.redcrossblood.org or contact 256-8383 ext. 113.


Columbia Metropolitan Airport, in partnership with the South Carolina Airports Coalition, will co-host the 2018 Small Business Fly-In for DBEs, women-owned businesses, veteran-owned businesses, and small local business enterprises, Thursday, October 25, 4–7 p.m.,The Landing by RJ, 1832 Airport Boulevard, Cayce. The Fly-In will provide opportunities for entrepreneurs and business owners to network with airport leaders and learn about bid opportunities. 803-261-4180.

Stephanie G. Winckler, Author and illustrator of The Best Girlfriends Ever children’s book will host The Best Girlfriends Ever Honors Awards in celebration of women in the community that use their platform to give back to others and to raise awareness to Rett Syndrome, Saturday, October 27, 1–5 p.m., LTW Premier Rental Hall, 7201 Parklane Road, Suite C. www.facebook.com/stephaniegivesauthor.


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.

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.

Kingsmen Breakfast will be held Saturday, October 13, 8–10 a.m., Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. www.ChristianLifeColumbia.com.

Asbury Memorial United Methodist Women’s Garage Sale will be held Saturday, October 13, 8 a.m.–noon, Leesburg Road and 1005 Asbury Lane. 803-776-7237.


The 27th annual Anita Hill Party to encourage women and men to stand up and speak out for justice and equality, will be held Tuesday, October 23, 5:30–8 p.m., 701 Whaley Street. anitahillparty.com.

The City of Cayce is accepting applications for grant funding from the Hospitality Tax Fund. Nonprofit organizations planning events open to the public that will bring tourism to the City of Cayce are invited to apply. Funding is available for events and projects planned in 2019. The Hospitality Tax grant application deadline is November 16, 2018. Grant awards will be announced in January 2019. www.caycesc.gov/htax.php.

Central Carolina Community Foundation encourages people in Richland and Lexington Counties to become table hosts for On the Table, an initiative that will take place throughout the region Wednesday, October 24. On the Table brings people together to share their thoughts on how we can make make our community even better. Table hosts can register and learn more at www.onthetablecola.org.


Columbia City Ballet will hold auditions for Nutcracker Sunday, October 7, 1 p.m., Columbia Conservatory of Dance, 1545 Main Street. 803-799-7605.


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.

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.

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.

JerryFest in Five Points: A Celebration of the Life and Art of Jerry Garcia will be held Sunday, October 7, 2 p.m., Five Points fountain. www.FivePointsColumbia.com.

Alzheimer’s Association Fundraiser Street Fair will be held Saturday, October 13, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. with yard sale beginning at 8 a.m., 700 DaVega Drive, Lexington. www.PresHomeSC.org.

Bubbie’s Jewish Food Extravaganza will be held Sunday, November 11, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., Beth Shalom Synagogue, 5827 N. Trenholm Road. www.BethShalomColumbia.org or 803-782-2500.

Fort Jackson Fire Department will host a carnival as a fun way to educate the public about fire prevention Saturday, October 6, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., fire station, 5499 Jackson Boulevard.


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.

Teen Challenge fundraiser will be held October 20, 4–7 p.m., Windy Acres Farm, 2135 Clarkson Road, Hopkins. All proceeds will be donated to Teen Challenge, an addiction rehab program.

ColaJazz will host the City of Stars Charity Fashion Show Wednesday, October 24, reception, 5:30 p.m., fashion show, 7 p.m., South Carolina State Museum. ColaJazz.com.


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.

Midlands Chapter of the S.C. Native Plant Society will hold its autumn plant and seed exchange in conjunction with the Richland Library St. Andrews October 20, 10 a.m.–noon, 2916 Broad River Road. mnpsplantsale@gmail.com.

Columbia Garden Club Free Fall Plant, Seed & Tree Exchange will be held October 20, 10 a.m., Forest Park parking lot, 4711 Forest Drive.


Spooktacular Halloween Carnival will be held Wednesday, October 31, 5–9 p.m., Dutch Square, 421 Bush River Road. 803-545-3100.


The City of Columbia’s outdoor ice skating rink will open on Thanksgiving Day with a new name and a new location. Columbia’s Holiday ICE, formerly known as Main Street ICE, will kick off a new ice skating season Thursday, November 22 at the Columbiana Centre. The rink will remain open until Monday, January 21, 2019. 803-545-3100.


Sustainable Midlands will host the 11th Annual Sustainable Holiday Market Monday, November 26, 4:3–8:30 p.m., 701 Whaley , 701 Whaley Street. www.sustainablemidlands.org.

The 70th Annual Trinity Bazaar will be held October 20, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. 1100 Sumter Street. trinitybazaar.org.


Columbia Luncheon Club hosted by the Greater Columbia Community Relations Council, meets the first Friday of each month, 12–1:15 p.m., Columbia Chamber, 930 Richland Street. 803-733-1134.

Words and Wine —a Monthly Readers and Writers Social— will be held Tuesday, October 16, 6–8 p.m., Jubilee Circle, 2627 Millwood Avenue. 803-262-8646 or chrisemaw.2015@gmail.com.

The FriendShip will host a special presentation about a fascinating trial from the early 20th century Thursday, October 18, 2:15–3:35 p.m., St. John’s, 2827 Wheat Street. 803-602-6434.


University of South Carolina School of Music public events for October include—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.

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.

The Lourie Center will host the Sensational Epics Band for a live performance and Halloween Dance Friday, October 26, 7–10:30 p.m., 1650 Park Circle. www.louriecentersc.com.

The City Baptist Jubilee Choir Union will host a concert Saturday, October 20, 3 p.m., Second Nazareth Baptist Church, 2300 Elmwood Avenue. 803-463-8773.

Charleston Southern University Choir and Sandlapper Singers will present a concert at Shandon United Methodist Church, Sunday, October 7, 4 p.m., 3407 Devine Street. www.shandon-umc.org or 803-256-8383.


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.


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.


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.

Stage play, Guns, a dramatization about gun violence awareness, will be held Saturday, October 6, 2 and 7 p.m., Life Living Ministries, 6708 Two Notch Road. 803-404-0478.


City of Columbia’s 40th Annual Veterans Day Parade will be held Monday, November 12, 11 a.m., intersection of Sumter and Laurel streets, traveling southbound on Sumter Street ending at Pendleton Street near the State House. 803-545-3100.


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.

Wills Seminar, sponsored by Claflin University, will be held Thursday, October 11, 6:30 p.m., Palmetto Club, 1231 Sumter Street. 803-535-5044.

South Carolina Funeral and Mourning Customs will be presented by Dr. Rodger Stroup Tuesday, October 9, 6:30 p.m., SC Archives & History Foundation, 8301 Parklane Road. 803-896-0339.

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