2018-11-30 / Events



Columbia Animal Services will host a Christmas Donation Party Saturday, December 15, 12–2 p.m., Columbia Animal Services, 127 Humane Lane.


Columbia Art Center will celebrate holidays from around the world as part of its next installment of its Worlds of Creativity Series Thursday, December 6, 6–8 p.m., 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.


Wilmot Irvin will hold a book signing for his seventh novel, Little Trespasses, along with David Rembert and his recently published book of haiku poems, Wednesday, December 5, 5–7:30 p.m., The Happy Café, 4525 Forest Drive. www.wilmotbooks.com.


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.

Dr. Addie L. Robinson from Philadelphia and Word of Life International Fellowship for the Unity In Christ Tour will speak Sunday, December 2, 9:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 7 p.m., Doubletree Hotel, 2100 Bush River Road. 215-948-9431.


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.


Heart ’n Soul will host a Christmas Dinner and Dance Friday, November 30, 6–10 p.m., The Hall at Senate’s End, 320 Senate Street. HeartnSoulBand.org.


Christmas in Cayce events will include Carols Along the Riverwalk Cayce Riverwalk Park Friday, December 1, 6:30–8 p.m., N. Avenue Entrance, Riverwalk Pavilion; War Between the States Lantern Tours Saturday, December 2, 6–9 p.m.; Christmas Traditions at Cayce Historical Museum’s Annual Holiday Open House Saturday, December 2, 6 p.m.; www.caycesc.gov.

Union United Methodist Church will present “The Living Christmas Story,” a drive-through nativity pageant, for its 25th consecutive year Friday–Sunday, December 7–9, 6:30–9 p.m., 7582 Woodrow Street, Irmo.

Cayce Arts Guild’s Inaugural Holiday Market will be held December 7–15, 1803 State Street, Cayce. The Holiday Market will host an opening event Friday, December 7, 4–9 p.m.; Saturday, December 8, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sunday, December 9, 2–7 p.m.; Monday–Friday December 10–14, noon–7 p.m.; Saturday December 15, 10 a.m.–7 p.m. www.cayceartsguild.org.

Nativity Exhibition will be held Saturday, December 15, 2–5 p.m. and Sunday, December 16, 3–6 p.m., Calvary United Methodist Church, 1130 Calvary Church Road, Swansea. 803-568-9712.

Richland County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will host “Stuff an Ambulance” with unwrapped toys, blankets, book bags, and more through Thursday, December 6. Residents may drop off donations during normal county business hours at the following locations on the campus of the Richland County Administration Building—second floor of the Administration Building, 2020 Hampton Street; Richland County EMS headquarters, 1410 Laurens Street. 803-576-3409.

The City of Forest Acres 15th Annual Sweet Seasons Celebration will be held Tuesday, December 4, 5:30–9 p.m., Forest Park Shopping Center, 4711 Forest Drive. ThinkForestAcres.com.

Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church Christmas events include Lessons & Carols Service Sunday, December 9, 11 a.m.; Amahl and the Night Visitors Musical Friday, December 14 and 15, 7:30 p.m.; Christmas Service Project Sunday, December 23, Sunday School, 9 a.m., service project, 11 a.m.; Christmas Eve Services Monday, December 24, 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 7 p.m.; December 30 Worship Traditional Services 8:30 and 11 a.m., Contemporary Service, 10:45 a.m., 5503 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington. www.SaxeGotha.org or 803-359-7770.

River’s Edge Retreat, a summer camp for underprivileged midlands children, will hold its fourth annual Christmas Around the World Dinner December 7, 7–10 p.m., Brookland Life Center, West Columbia. www.riversedgeretreat.org/annual-christmas-dinner. Christmas Music Vesper Program will be held Sunday, December 16, 6 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 827 Wildwood Avenue.

The 282nd Army Band and Fort Jackson will perform two free concerts December 6, 7 p.m., Patriot Hall in Sumter and December 14, 7 p.m., Koger Center of the Arts in Columbia. www.fb.com/fortjackson.


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.

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.

YoungLives Holiday Market will be held December 9, 2–6 p.m., 701 Whaley. midlandsyounglives.younglife.org or 859-948-8300.

Crafty Feast’s 10th Annual Indie Craft Fair will be held Sunday, December 9, noon–6 p.m., Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. www.craftyfeast.com.

Junior League of Columbia’s Holiday Market will be held November 28–December 2, Cantey and Goodman Buildings at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1200 Rosewood Drive.


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.


Lexington County Choral Society’s 23rd Consecutive Season will include a Holiday Concert Friday, November 30, Saturday, December 1; Celebrate Music 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.

Dixieland Jazz Concert, hosted by The Carolina Jazz Society, will be held Sunday, December 2, 2:30–5 p.m., Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle. www.carolinajazzsociety.com or 803-432-1504.

The premier orchestra in the USC School of Music, ?The USC Symphony Orchestra, with university choirs and renowned guest artists will present masterpieces by three Romantic composers December 4, 7:30 p.m., Koger Center for the Arts. kogercenterforthearts.com.

Allen University Symphonic Band and Concert Choir will present A Christmas Musical Sunday, December 9, 7 p.m., Chappelle Auditorium on Allen University’s campus.

Columbia Celebrates! Holiday Concert with artistic and music director Suzanna Pavlovsky will be held December 16, 3 p.m., Richland Central Public Library, 1431 Assembly Street.


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/parks-recreation or at the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department, 1111 Recreation Drive, Columbia, SC 29201.


Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands will hold a Holiday Open House Thursday, December 6, 4–7 p.m., 3830 Forest Drive, Suite 201. lauran@stsm.org.


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.


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.

Trustus Theatre’s Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol will open on Trustus Theatre’s Main Stage Friday, November 30, 8 p.m. and run through Saturday, December 22. Shows will run Thursday through Sunday. www.trustus.org or 803-254-9732.


American Pickers, the History Channel TV show will be in South Carolina in January 2019. Anyone interested in allowing the Pickers to pick through your treasures, can send name, phone number, location, and description of the collection with photos to americanpickers@cineflix.com or call 855-OLD-RUST.


Columbia Art Center will hold Crochet Basics one day workshop Wednesday, January 23, 6–8 p.m., 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

Columbia Art Center will hold iPhone Photography three day workshop Saturdays, January 12, 19, and 26, 1–3:30 p.m., 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

Columbia Art Center will hold Madhubani Painting one day workshop Wednesday, January 16, 6–8 p.m., 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

Columbia Art Center will hold Plarn Crocheting one day workshop Tuesday, January 15, Wednesday, February 6, or Wednesday, March 20, 6:30–8:30 p.m., 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

Columbia Art Center will hold Stampled Copper Jewelry one day workshop Saturday, January 5, 10 a.m.–noon, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

Columbia Art Center and the City’s Park Rangers will host a Paper Lantern Workshop in preparation for this year’s Winter Solstice Lantern Parade scheduled for Friday, December 21. The workshop will be held Wednesday, December 5, 6–8 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. The Winter Solstice Lantern Parade will be held at Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel Street, 5:30–8:30 p.m., December 21. 803-545-3093.

The College of Arts and Sciences Townsend Lecture with Dr. Edward Ayers will be held Monday, December 3, 7:30 p.m., Campus Room at Capstone, 902 Barnwell Street. 803-576-7600.

The Richland County Coroner’s Office will lead the one-hour Safe Infant Sleep workshop to teach families how to safely put their baby down to sleep Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m., Pinehurst Park, 2300 Pinehurst Road. Eventbrite.com or 803-576-1799.

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