2019-02-08 / Events



Columbia Animal Services will hold a Fur-Ever Yours pet adoption special for $14 February 11–16, 127 Humane Lane. The adoption fee includes spay/neuter, microchip, Feline Leukemia/Heartworm Test, initial vaccines, and deworming. 803-776-7387.


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.

701 Center for Contemporary Art will present its 9th annual Columbia Open Studios, a free, self-guided tour of artists’ studios in the City of Columbia and Richland and Lexington counties, April 6–7. www.701cca.org.


Columbia Art Center is accepting registrations for its four-day mixed media Spring Break Art Camp for children ages five–12 April 15–18, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.


Kingsmen Breakfast will be held February 9, 8–10 a.m., Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. 803-238-7795.


City of Columbia will host Lunch with a Planner— Population Tuesday, February 19, 12–1 p.m., South East Corner of Lincoln and Gervais Streets, Experience Columbia S.C. visitors center. www.amplifycolumbia.com.

City of Columbia will host two public open houses to share what the project team has learned from citizen input and research during the first phase of Columbia Compass, the ten-year update to the City of Columbia’s comprehensive plan—Tuesday, February 12, 5:30–8:30 p.m., Woodland Park Gym and Wednesday, February 13, 5–8 p.m., Richland Library Main, Auditorium, 1431 Assembly Street. www.columbiacompass.org.

City of Columbia urges citizens to participate in Earth Hour Saturday, March 30, 8:30–9:30 p.m., joining hundreds of millions of other cities, businesses, and organizations across the globe. City of Columbia has also encouraged all employees to turn off all non-essential lights and equipment when leaving work sites Friday, March 29 in order to help observe Earth Hour the following day. City of Columbia will host a Twilight Nature Walk at the North Side of Riverfront Park, 4122 River Drive. This prelude to Earth Hour is limited to 25 people, and will be held 6:30–7:30 p.m. 803-545-3020.


“She’s Still There Tour” with author and speaker Chrystal Evans Hurst will be held March 2, 6 p.m., Northside Baptist Church, Lexington. www.theMcollective.com.

The SC Legislative Black Caucus, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Columbia (SC) Chapter will host the Second Annual Minority Health Summit Saturday, April 6, 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Brookland Baptist Church, 1066 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia. www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-south-carolina-minority-health-summit-tickets-....


Devine In Bloom, a fashion event presented by the Devine Street Association, will be held April 11, 6–7 p.m., Riverside Community Church, 2925 Devine Street. 803-608-6161.


Mid-Carolina Camellia Society Annual Winter Show will be held Saturday, February 9, 1–5 p.m., Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle.


The South Carolina Partnership of Disability Organizations (SCPDO) will celebrate the 30th Annual Disability Advocacy Day March 6 at the SC State House. www.scpdo.org.

Birthright of Columbia is moving to 1316 Richland Street. Saturday, February 9, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. will be a day of community service to help with packing, loading, moving, painting, cleaning, landscaping, and general repairs from 1405 Gregg Street to its new location. 803-543-8144.

Kicking Screening Health Fair will be held Saturday, February 23, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Trenholm Park, 3900 Covenant Road. www.richlandrec.com.

Prisma Health, formerly Palmetto Health, will host Wellfest: A Heart Health Event Saturday, March 2, 8 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street. PalmettoHealth.org/Wellfest or 803- 296-CARE (2273).


Historic Sherwood Forest Community will host Together Again, the Original Frogtown Community Saturday, February 9, 12–3 p.m., Heathwood Park Recreation Center, 800 Abelia Road. 803-586-2670.

Columbia Parks and Recreation Department will host its Black History Heritage Ball Sunday, February 24, 5–8 p.m., Greenview Park, 6700 David Street. 803-545-3100.

Historic Columbia is accepting nominations for its 2019 Preservation Awards. Deadline for nominations is Monday, February 11. Categories include Preservation/Restoration, Adaptive Use, New Construction in an Historic Context, and Preservation Leadership. historiccolumbia.org


Columbia Fireflies will host its annual job fair at Segra Park, 1640 Freed Street, Saturday, February 9, 9:30 a.m.–noon. Available positions include: ushers, ticket takers, box office employees, parking attendants, greeters, photographers, merchandise staff, grounds crew, concessions, wait staff, mascots and mascot handlers, video production crew, and special events. ColumbiaFireflies.com.


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.


Sword Fest will return to the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum Saturday, February 9, 10 a.m., 301 Gervais Street. crr.sc.gov.


Lexington County Choral Society’s 23rd Consecutive Season will include 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 ninth annual River Rocks Music Festival will be held Saturday, April 13, noon–8 p.m., along the banks of the Congaree River next to Founders Park in Columbia. riverrocksfestival.com.

Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra will present A French Toast Concert Sunday, February 17, 3:30 p.m., Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College Street, Irmo. www.LMSO.org or 803-400-3540.

Palmetto Chamber Orchestra will present Mozart and Salieri February 24, 7 p.m., Incarnation Lutheran Church, 3005 Devine Street. www.suzannapavlovsky.com.

South Carolina Philharmonic will present the fourth concert of the 2018/2019 Masterworks Series Saturday, February 9, featuring pieces by Berlioz, Bizet, and Tomasi. SCPhilharmonic.com.


Central Carolina Community Foundation is accepting scholarship applications through March 5 for the 2019- 2020 school year. www.yourfoundation.org/scholarships.

South Carolina State Fair is accepting applications for its Ride of your Life Scholarship program. Prospective scholars or parents can get additional information by contacting Betsy Cooper at betsyc@scstatefair.org or 803-799-3387, ext. 110.


United Way of the Midlands’ Small Business Alliance (SBA) will host its inaugural Driving Down Main Topgolf Swing Suite Tournament at The Venue on Main February 11, 9 a.m., Pebble Beach Golf Links. www.uway.org.

Columbia Parks & Recreation Department has partnered with Richland School District One to offer free clinics during the month of March to introduce young athletes to the exciting sport of track & field. Clinics are open to children ages 10- 12 and will be held March 8, 15, 22, and 29, 5–6:30 p.m., Eau Claire High School, 4800 Monticello Road. Registration will be accepted through Friday, February 22. 803-545-3100.

South Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will host Gamecock Polar Plunge Saturday, February 9, 12 p.m., Maxcy Gregg Park Pool, 1650 Park Circle. 803-414-3300.


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


A Passion for Justice will be performed Monday, February 11, 6 p.m., University of South Carolina School of Law, 1525 Senate Street. 803-777-5611.

My Husband’s Woman, a play that shines a light on mental illness and mental health, will be performed Saturday, March 2, Tapps Arts Center 1644 Main Street. addmsentertainment.com.


Lippan Painting Workshop will be held Wednesday, February 20, 6–8 p.m., 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.

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.

Upcoming Engage Richland events will include— Thursday, February 21, Making Government Work for You, 6–7:30 p.m., Decker Center/Sheriff’s Annex, 2500 Decker Boulevard; Thursday, March 7, Tour of the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center, 6:30–8 p.m., 201 John Mark Dial Drive; Thursday, March 14, From Child Safety to Criminal Investigations: The Many Roles of Your Coroner’s Office, 6–8 p.m., Richland County Coroner’s Office, 6300 Shakespeare Road; Thursday, April 11, History and Hangars: Jim Hamilton-L.B. Owens Airport, 6–7:30 p.m., Jim Hamilton-L.B. Owens Airport, 1400 Jim Hamilton Boulevard; Saturday, April 13, Exploring Your Earth Day, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Pinewood Lake Park, 1151 Old Garners Ferry Road, Hopkins; Tuesday, April 30, Emergency Ready: Severe Weather Awareness, 6–8 p.m., Emergency Services Department, 1410 Laurens Street; Thursday, May 9, Getting to Know Your Budget, 6–7:30 p.m., Richland County Council Chambers, 2020 Hampton Street; Thursday, September 19, From Child Safety to Criminal Investigations: The Many Roles of Your Coroner’s Office, 6–8 p.m., Richland County Coroner’s Office, 6300 Shakespeare Road; Thursday, October 10, History and Hangars: Jim Hamilton-L.B. Owens Airport, 6–7:30 p.m., Jim Hamilton-L.B. Owens Airport, 1400 Jim Hamilton Boulevard. pio@richlandcountysc.gov, 803-576-2050, or richlandcountysc.gov.

The Big Red Barn Retreat will re-launch of its healing art program titled Healing Lens, a series of guided, hands-on photography shoots directed by Jim Dukes, director of Healing Arts at the Big Red Barn Retreat. The workshop is free for veterans and active duty service members and their spouses—February 9, 10 a.m., Photo Scavenger Hunt, S.C. State Museum; February 12, 6 p.m., Review of 2/9 Photos, Big Red Barn Retreat; March 9, 10 a.m. Earth Moving Equipment, Big Red Barn Retreat; March 12, 6 p.m., Review of 3/9 Photos, Big Red Barn Retreat; April 13, 6 p.m., Evening at the Cemetery, Elmwood Cemetery; April 16, 6 p.m., Review of 4/13 Photos, Big Red Barn Retreat; May 11, 2 p.m., Mercer Winery, Lexington, S.C.; May 14, 6 p.m., Review of 5/11 Photos, Big Red Barn Retreat; June 8, 10 a.m., A Day in Charleston, Charleston Convention and Visitor Center; June 11, 6 p.m., Review of 6/8 Photos, Big Red Barn Retreat. www.thebigredbarnretreat.org.

The FriendShip will host “No City is by Accident: Learn What Urban Planners Do” Tuesday, February 12, 2–3 p.m., St. John’s, 2827 Wheat Street. 803-602-6434.

Columbia Parks & Recreation Department has partnered with AARP to present a free educational workshop on a variety of topics including frauds and scams, financial literacy Wednesday, February 27, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., Busby Street Community Center, 1735 Busby Street. 803-545-3100.

The South Carolina Barbeque Association (SCBA) will hold a class to train new barbeque judges Saturday, February 9, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1715 Bull Street. jwellman@scbarbeque.com.

Columbia Art Center will present Pysanka (Ukrainian egg created with a written wax technique) one day workshop Saturday, March 23, noon–2 p.m., 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

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

Columbia Art Center will present Ita Jime Shibori and Indigo (how to stitch resist your cotton kitchen towel) one day workshop Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m.–noon, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

Columbia Art Center will present Plaster Press and Sprig Molds three day workshop Tuesdays, March 5, 12, and 26, 6–8 p.m., 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

Columbia Parks & Recreation Department will offer American Red Cross lifeguard certification training for the City of Columbia’s 2019 swim season Friday, February 15, 5–9 p.m.; Saturday, February 16, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sunday, February 17, 2–6 p.m.; Friday, February 22, 5–8 p.m.; Saturday, February 23, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Sunday, February 24, 2–6 p.m., Charles R. Drew Wellness Center, 2101 Walker Solomon Way. 803-545-3200.

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