2018-10-12 / 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.


Birthright Baby Shower, hosted by USC student nurses, will be held November 18, 1–3 p.m., 1405 Gregg Street. 803-413-7182 or Georgia@birthrightofcolumbia.org.


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.

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

Grace Christian Church will celebrate its 36th Church Anniversary Sunday, October 14, 3 p.m., 5010 Monticello Road. 803-754-8844 or www.gccofsc.org.

First Calvary Baptist Church will celebrate Women’s Day Sunday, October 21, 10:30 a.m., 1401 Pine Street. 256-3670.

Cayce First Baptist Church will hold its 106th Anniversary celebration Sunday, October 21, 10:30 a.m., 600 Holland Avenue, Cayce.

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.


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 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 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.

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.

University of South Carolina’s Fall Literary Festival will be held November 1–15. All readings will be held 6 p.m., Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library, accessible through Thomas Cooper Library. 803-777-3142.

2018 Christmas Arts and Crafts Show will be held Saturday, November 10, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Lexington Middle School, 702 North Lake Drive, Lexington.


University of South Carolina Libraries will host southern food experts Nathalie Dupree and David S. Shields at its annual fall dinner Thursday, October 25, 6 p.m., Capstone Conference Center. 803-777-7704.


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.

Rummage Sale will be held Friday and Saturday, October 12, and 13, 8 a.m.–1 p.m., Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 6911 Two Notch Road.


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. Columbia Northwest Lions Club(CNWLC) will host a Tea Party Fundraiser October 20, 2–4 p.m., 937 Piney Woods Road. 803-360-4755.


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.

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.

TOL Coffeehouse, Columbia’s Listening Room (formerly the UU Coffeehouse) will open its second season with a concert by singer-songwriter-instrumentalist John McCutcheon October 20, 6:30 p.m., 6719 N. Trenholm Road. 803-200-2824 or tolcoffeehouse@gmail.com.

Opus Two Duo will perform an all-French program Monday, October 15, 7:30 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall, 206. 908-608-1325 or www.opustwo.org.

Palmetto Chamber Orchestra will perform B&B: From Bach to Bartok... and Beyond Sunday, October 21, 7 p.m., Katie & Irwin Kahn JCC, 306 Flora Drive.


City of Columbia is accepting nominations for the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Keeper Scholarship Awards. Applications must be postmarked by Friday, November 16. Winners will be announced at the City of Columbia’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Monday, January 15, 4 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Park and Community Center, 2300 Greene Street. Nominees must attend the celebration. Applications are available at www.columbiasc.gov/parksrecreation or at the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department, 1111 Recreation Drive, Columbia, SC 29201.


Columbia Art Center will celebrate its one-year anniversary with an open house Saturday, October 27, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.


Sesquicentennial State Park will offer “Nature at Night” Friday, October 26, 7 p.m., Two Notch Road. 803-788-2706 or sjensen@scprt.com.


South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) and Lexington/Richland Counties will hold a Fall Cleanup Recycling Day Saturday, October 20, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Irmo High School, 6671 St. Andrews Road. Accepted products include—Electronics such as computers, printers, TVs, microwaves, and telephones, with a limit of eight items per household; paper to be shredded on site, with a limit of five boxes or bags per household; scrap metal products, including appliances, bicycles, shelving, and chairs; hazardous household waste, including paint, aerosols, fertilizer, fire extinguishers, mercury, and batteries, with a limit of eight gallons per household; pesticides will be accepted from any South Carolina resident or farmer, with a limit of 2,500 pounds of solid waste and 300 gallons of liquid waste. A hazardous material company will be on site to properly dispose of the materials collected. 803-737-9696 or jstokes@scda.sc.gov.


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


Doko Film Fest, a competitive showcase event featuring the work of student filmmakers ages 15 to 18, is accepting entries for its inaugural event. Deadline to submit entries is January 7, 2019. There is no fee to enter and submissions may be made online at DokoFilmFest.com. Winners will be recognized at the Doko Film Fest, Westwood High School in Blythewood April 26 through 28, 2019.


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.

Community Relations Council “Hot Topics” Forum “Why Are We Losing Our Teachers” will be held Friday, October 12, 12–1:15 p.m., Palmetto Room, 930 Richland Street. 803-733-1134 or schapman@comrelations.org.

Midlands Fatherhood Coalition is seeking new and expectant fathers to participate in New Dad’s Boot Camp Saturday, October 27, 9 a.m.–noon, Palmetto Health Baptist. 803-996-2114, or Facebook.com/MidlandsFathers.

World War 1 Symposium will be held November 10, 8301 Parklane Road. scarchivesandhistoryfoundation.org or 803-896-0339.


Events at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden—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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