2018-11-09 / Events



SCETV’s Diamond Jubilee event—an afternoon celebration and a behind-the-scenes look at SCETV’s headquarters celebrating its 60th anniversary, will be held Sunday November 11, 2 –5 p.m., 1041 George Rogers Boulevard. scetv.org.


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.


The 18th Annual Dorn VA Hospital Vets’ Christmas Charity Ride will be held Sunday, December 9, 2 p.m. Carolina Honda Powerhouse parking lot, 901 Buckner Road. www.vetsride.org or 803-252-3381.

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church will install Reverend Frank W. Anderson as its 37th pastor on Sunday, November 11, 3 pm., 400 River Road. There will be a reception following the installation in the church fellowship hall. 803-781-0229 or sntmike@bellsouth.net.


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.

City of Columbia’s 31st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will be held Monday, January 21, 2019, 4 p.m. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park and Community Center, 2300 Greene Street. 803-545-3100 or www.columbiasc.net.

Garbage and recycling pickup scheduled for Thursday, November 22, will be rescheduled for pickup Wednesday, November 21. All garbage and recycle pickup will resume to regular schedule on Friday, November 23.803-545-3800.

City of Columbia offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23. For any emergencies, Police, Fire, and Rescue Services may be reached by calling 9-1-1.


Lourie Center in partnership with the Capital City Big Band (CCBB) will present a dance and concert of live music Friday November 9, 7–9 p.m., Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle. www.louriecentersc.com.


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.

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.

Congaree Land Trust will hold its annual Fall Celebration November 10, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., Wavering Place. www.congareelt.org.

Fountain of Youth Festival will be held November 17, noon–9 p.m., Finlay Park.


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.

Midlands Clay Arts Society’s 18th Annual Holiday Sale will be held November 29–December 2, 4–9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 701 Whaley Market Building, 701 Whaley Street.

Columbia S.C. Gem & Mineral Society will hold its 2018 51th Annual Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show Friday, November 16, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday, November 17, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; and Sunday, November18, 12–5 p.m., Jamil Temple, 206 Jamil Road. 803-736-9317 or www.cgms.rocks.

The Associated Model Railroads of Columbia will hold its annual Christmas Train Show Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Arsenal Hill Building, 1800 Lincoln Street.


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.


South Carolina’s Fraternal Order of the Police will hold the 2018 State House Law Enforcement Memorial Service Friday November 9, 6 p.m., Law Enforcement Monument, Assembly Street side of the State House. 803-603-5939.


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.

Sterling Chamber Players concert will be held November 13, 8 p.m., 300 Senate Street. sterlingchamberplayers@gmail.com or 252-2001.

The Greater Columbia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will present young organist Nicholas Stigall in recital Friday, November 16, 7 p.m., Shandon United Methodist Church, 3407 Devine Street.

Total Denial will present A Constant Old Vibration, a live, multimedia musical performance from one of Columbia’s best-loved acoustic acts, Sunday, November 11, 4 p.m., Grapes & Gallery, 1113 Taylor Street. squareup.com/store/grapesandgallery.

Homeless Helping Homeless of Columbia, SC will present “Silent Voices,” an evening of original music, spoken word, poetry, and dance, at Tapps Art Center on Main Street Thursday, November 15, 7 p.m. Tickets are general admission with a suggested donation of $10 at the door.


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.


Dreher High School Athletic Booster Club will host the 3rd Annual Blue Devil Bash Saturday, November 10, 7–10 p.m., Spirit Communications Park, Club Lounge.


Registration period for City Hoops, the City of Columbia’s instructional youth basketball program, began Monday, November 5. Last day to register is Friday, December 14. Registration forms are available and can be submitted at any community recreation center or Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 1111 Recreation Drive. To download a registration form, visit www.columbiasc.net-parks-recreation and click the “Youth Sports” link. 803-545-3100.

Registration period for the City of Columbia’s Winter Youth Basketball League is open for youth ages 10-17. Last day to register is Friday, November 16. Registration forms are available and can be submitted at any community recreation center or Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 1111 Parkside Drive. To download a registration form, visit www.columbiasc.net-parks-recreation. 803-545-3100.


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.

Vietnam Veterans of America 303 Col. Jack Van Loan Chapter will hold a Veteran’s Day free film screening of A Solemn Promise: America’s Missing In Action November 12, 6 p.m., The Nickelodeon Theatre, 1607 Main Street. nickelodeon.org/films/solemn-promise/ or 803-254-8234.


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.

The 282nd Army Band Salute to Service will be held Sunday, November 11, 5 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1100 Sumter Street.

Richland County Government offices will close Monday, November 12 in observance of Veterans Day. Curbside waste and recycling collections will be unaffected. The County landfill, Lower Richland drop-off facility and Clemson Road dropoff site will close Monday and return to regular schedules Tuesday. The county’s Jim Hamilton-L.B. Owens Airport terminal will operate regular hours Monday, 6 a.m.–10 p.m.


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

Columbia Art Center will hold the following workshops— Sgraffito Workshop, Saturday, November 10, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.; Sweetgrass Basket Weaving, Saturday, November 17, noon–4 p.m.; Paper Lantern Workshop, Saturday, November 10, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Wednesday, November 14, 6–8 p.m., and Wednesday, December 5, 6–8 p.m.; Plarn Crocheting, December 12, 6:30–8:30 p.m., 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

Clemson Cooperative Extension Service will hold Part 2 of a Food Safety Workshop for Entrepreneurs at the Sandhill Research and Education Center, 900 Clemson Road, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., November 13. 864-656-2702.

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