2019-01-11 / Events



701 Center for Contemporary Art is accepting proposals for its Youth Summer Art Workshops 2019. Have a cool art workshop idea you want to teach? Let CCA know. CCA will offer five weeks of summer camp sessions designed for ages six–17. Sessions are one week, Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Session 1—June 24–28; Session 2— July 8–12; Session 3—July 15–19; Session 4—July 22–26; Session 5— July 29–August 2. Deadline to submit proposals is January 31, 2019. director@701cca.org or 803-319-9949.


United Way of the Midlands is hosting a donation drive to collect items for the area’s annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Count held January 23–29. The donation drive is an effort to collect new, cold-weather items including gloves, hats, scarves, and more that volunteers will hand out during the January count to those experiencing homelessness. A full list of donation items and a link to United Way’s Amazon PIT Count Wish List can be found at www.uway.org/events. Donations can be dropped off or mailed to United Way of the Midlands, 1818 Blanding Street, Columbia, S.C. 29201. All items should be delivered or dropped off by Friday, January 11, 2019 at 5 p.m.

The South Carolina State Fair will host the second annual Hudson’s Heroes Tackle Hunger event at the fairgrounds January 12. Representatives from 20 Midlands-area high schools will gather at the fairgrounds to pack 4,000 boxes of food for community members in need in conjunction with this year’s Souper Bowl of Caring, February 3. souperbowl.org/donate.

Chappelle Memorial A. M. E. Church will hold its annual Martin Luther King Day Program Monday, January 21,10:30 a.m., 1101 Pine Street.

Local nonprofits still have time to register for Midlands Gives, the annual online giving challenge hosted by Central Carolina Community Foundation—the Midlands’ center for philanthropy. Nonprofits can register online through January 15 at www.MidlandsGives.org.


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.

City of Columbia offices will be closed Monday, January 21 in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Emergency police, fire and rescue services may be reached by calling 9-1-1.

Richland County Government, Richland Penny Program Development Team will hold a public meeting on the proposed plans for the Crane Creek Greenway project funded through the Richland County Transportation Penny Tuesday, January 15, 5–7 p.m., Eau Claire High School, 4800 Monticello Road. TransportationPenny@richlandcountysc.gov.

Richland County Conservation Commission is accepting applications for its Historic Preservation and Community Conservation grants. Deadline for submission for both grants is Monday, February 4. Historic preservation grant projects underway this year include—replacing the roof of Morgan Hall at Benedict College, oral histories of former students and teachers at Pine Grove Rosenwald School, National Historic District nomination for Five Points, wall stabilization of the JA Byrd Mercantile Store in Eastover, and exhibit fabrication for the Olympia-Granby Mill Village Museum. Community Conservation grant projects this year include—stream restoration design plans for Gills Creek at Crowson Road, Kinsler Creek walkway enhancements, and native plantings at Owens Field Park. Stone- Collum.Nancy@richlandcountysc.gov or 576-2083.


Western Square Dance Lessons will be held 2–4 p.m. each Sunday starting January 13, 2019, The Barn, 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia. Limited to first 24 people. 803-772-0546.

Greenview Park will host a praise dance showcase Saturday, January 26, 2–5 p.m., 6700 David Street. 803-754-5223.


Charles R. Drew Wellness Center Community Health Fair will be held Wednesday, January 30, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., 2101 Walker Solomon Way. Deadline to register as an exhibitor is Friday, January 4. 803-545-3200.


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 Jobs-Economic Development Authority will hold a meeting of its board of directors January 16, 1 p.m., office of the South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority, 1201 Main Street, Suite 1600. 803-737-0268.


Lexington County Choral Society’s 23rd Consecutive Season will include 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.

Columbia Baroque will present a Concert Series: Splendors of the Baroque Friday, January 25, 7:30 p.m., USC School of Music Recital Hall, 813 Assembly Street. www.ColumbiaBaroque.org.

The State of South Carolina will celebrate the first anniversary of South Carolina BanjoDay in honor of Todd “Banjoman” Taylor’s musical contributions to the State Of South Carolina. Todd will be recognized in Senate Chambers, followed by a live performance by Todd for Governor McMaster and the Senate. www.southcarolinabanjoday.com.


The Columbia Housing Authority (CHA) is accepting applications for 2019 Wall of Fame nominees until January 15, 2019. All nominees must meet the following criteria: • Must have been a Columbia Housing Authority resident • Must provide written documentation of outstanding community or civic leadership, which may include but is not limited to examples of serving as a role model for families and or/community service • Must demonstrate that their motivation, determination, and desire to achieve have resulted in outstanding contributions to present and past community members • Must consent to be interviewed by the selection committee • Must consent to attend the Induction Ceremony • Must agree to periodically dedicate time and effort to the community by serving as a role model to present and future residents. www.chasc.org.


ECPI University will host Career Discovery Day, an open house at its campus, 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 300, Saturday, January 12, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. www.ecpi.edu.

Keep the Midlands Beautiful is offering free mulch made from ground Christmas trees collected as part of the Grinding of the Greens Christmas tree recycling program. Mulch will be available Saturday, January 12, starting at 8:30 a.m. until the mulch runs out, Seven Oaks Park — 200 Leisure Lane near the intersection of St. Andrews and Piney Grove Roads; and South Carolina State Farmers Market— 3483 Charleston Highway, West Columbia. www.keepthemidlandsbeautiful.org or 803-733-1139.


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


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 an iPhone Photography three day workshop Saturday, 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.

Environmental Resource Center will present Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course January 15 and 16, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn; Hazardous Materials Certification Training for DOT 49 CFR Transportation Regulations January 17, 8 a.m.5 p.m., same location. 800-537-2372 or www.ercweb.com/courses.

Through the Eyes of Children Adventures in Watercolor Four-Day Workshop (for children ages seven–12) will be held February 2, 9, 16, and 23; ages seven–nine, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.; ages 10–12, 1:30–3 p.m. Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

Lippan Painting Workshop will be held Wednesday, February 20, 6–8 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

Dutch Folding for Valentine’s Day Workshop will be held Saturday, February 2, 10 a.m.–noon, Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

Getting the Most Out of Your DSLR Camera Workshop will be held Saturday, February 9, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

Creating Rope Bowls Workshop will be held Saturday, February 16, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

The FriendShip, a local nonprofit dedicated to helping older adults lead healthy, independent, and active lives in their own homes and communities, will host a special program on the Biltmore Estate in the afternoon Thursday, January 17, 2–3 p.m. Dr. John Bryan, a member of The FriendShip and an art history scholar, will provide an illustrated presentation on George Vanderbilt’s estate in the mountains of Asheville. The program is free of charge and will take place at St. John’s, 2827 Wheat Street. 803-602-6434.

Midlands Technical College (MTC) will host “Get Psyched with MTC 2019” February 1-13, on the Airport Campus, 1260 Lexington Drive, West Columbia, weekdays 8 a.m.–6 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m.–2 p.m. www.midlandstech.edu/getpsyched.

Jewish approach to criminal justice, along with CLE credits, will be held beginning in February at Chabad of South Carolina, 2509 Decker Boulevard.rabbilevi@chabadofs.com or 803-237-7330.

South Carolina Archives and History Foundation Spring Speaker Series—Tuesday, January 22 Speaker: Thomas L. Johnson, A True Likeness: The Black South of Richard Samuel Roberts 1920-1936; Tuesday, February 12, Speaker: David Brinkman “Finding Granby;” Tuesday, March 12, Speaker: Dr. Nic Butler, Drumming up the Militia: The Legacy of Early Martial Music in Barbados and South Carolina; Tuesday, April 9, Speaker: William S. “Bill” Davies Jr., The Lost Hundred Years in the History of South Carolina—The Story of Santa Elena, SC Archives and History Center, 8301 Parklane Road, registration opens at 6 p.m. scarchivesandhistoryfoundation.org.

Dr. John Maxwell will return to Columbia International University March 5 for his second Leadership Forum in the Midlands of South Carolina. Maxwell will be sharing from his new book Leadershift: 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace. The afternoon training session will be held 2–4 p.m. CIU.edu/Maxwell.

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