2019-04-12 / 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.


Kingsmen Breakfast will be held April 13, 8–10 a.m., Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. CLColumbia.com.


Community Development will celebrate National Community Development Week April 22–April 26— Monday, April 22, Community Service Day—The City’s Community Development department will be at Harvest Hope for a day of service; Tuesday, April 23—Private Bus Tour—The City’s Community Development department will host a success story private bus tour. The tour will highlight successful CDBG & HOME projects within the City of Columbia; Wednesday, April 24—Community Development Week Luncheon—Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street, 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.; Friday, April 26—Community Block Party—Community Development office, 1225 Lady Street, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. 803- 545-3373.

City of Columbia will host “lunch with a planner” discussions throughout the year as part of Columbia Compass, the ten-year update to the City of Columbia’s comprehensive plan Tuesday, April 16, 12–1 p.m., Riverfront Park Amphitheater, Three Rivers Greenway. www.columbiacompass.org.

City of Columbia’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) will host Open Streets Columbia April 20, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Main Street in conjunction with Soda City Market. openstreetscolumbia.com.


The South Carolina Archives & History Foundation (SCAHF) and the South Carolina Department of Archives & History (SCDAH) will host the annual statewide conference on historic preservation Friday, April 26, Archives & History Center, 8301 Parklane Road. scarchivesandhistoryfoundation.org.


Every Thursday Shag night at Bill’s shag lesson are held 9–9:30 p.m.; Shag Dance, 9:30–11 p.m.; Line Dance lessons second and third Thursday, 6–8:30 p.m.; Partner dance lessons first and fourth Thursdays, 7–8:30 p.m., Bill’s Pickin Parlor, 710 Meeting Street, West Columbia. 893-796-6477 or www.billsmusicshop.com.

Bill’s Pickin Parlor will present Lorraine Jordan bluegrass Goddess of Mandolin, April 19, 7:30 p.m., 710 Meeting Street, West Columbia. $15 donation at the door. www.billsmusicshop.com.


VillageChurch’s 17th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza at the Jeep Rogers Family YMCA in Northeast Columbia will be held April 20, 11 a.m. www.blythewoodvillage.com.

City of Columbia offices will be closed Friday, April 19 in observance of Good Friday. Emergency police, fire and rescue services may be reached by calling 9-1-1. Recycling, garbage, and yard waste will remain on regular schedule for Good Friday.

The 9th annual Let’s Move! Columbia Easter Eggstravaganza will be held Saturday, April 20, 2–5 p.m., Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street. 803-545-3100.


“Devine in Bloom,” Devine Street’s own fashion show, will be held Thursday, April 11, 6–9 p.m., Riverside Community Church, 2909 Devine Street. 803-608-6161.


Doko Film Fest, a competitive event showcasing the work of filmmakers ages 15 to 18, will be held Friday, April 26, 7–9:30 p.m.; and Saturday, April 27, 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.,

Doko Manor, 100 Alvina Hagood Circle, Blythewood. DokoFilmFest.com.

City of Cayce will host its third annual Soiree on State! April 27, 3–8 p.m. www.caycesc.gov.

Repticon, a nationwide promoter of reptile and exotic animal expos, will be held May 4 and 5, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Jamil Temple. repticon.com/south-carolina/columbia.

Friends of African American Art & Culture (FAAAC) will explore food culture across the African Diaspora and the benefits of plant-based eating Thursday, May 2, 6–8 p.m., 1515 Main Street. columbiamuseum.org.


Columbia resident Xzarius Ryans was diagnosed with end stage renal disease (ESRD) secondary to heart disease. Doctors say a kidney transplant is critical to his survival. Volunteers will host a garage sale/hot dog sale in Ryans’ honor Saturday, April 20, 7 a.m.2 p.m., 2101 Rolling Hills Road. www.transplants.org.


Richland County Master Gardener Association will hold its 13th Annual Plant Sale/Yard Sale Friday, April 26, 2–6 p.m., and Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Sandhill Research & Education Center, 900 Clemson Road, Farmer’s Market Area.


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.

Atlantic Institute of South Carolina will hold its Annual Peace and Dialogue Awards Dinner Tuesday, April 30, 6 p.m., Palmetto Club, 1231 Sumter Street. atlanticinstitutesc.org.

South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority will hold a meeting of its board of directors April 17, 1 p.m., office of the South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority, 1201 Main Street, Suite 1600. 803-737-0268.


Palmetto Opera will present A Concert of Best Loved Operetta Sunday, April 28, 3 p.m., Spears Recital Hall, Columbia College. www.palmettooperasc.org.

Rhythm 54 will perform at at Rhythm on the River Saturday, April 13, 6–9 p.m., West Columbia Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater, 121 Alexander Road, West Columbia.

ColaJazz Crawl, celebrating International Jazz Day, will be held Tuesday, April 30, 5:30–8 p.m., 701 Whaley. colajazz.com.

An Evening of Franz Schubert, a concert featuring Phillip Bush, will be held Thursday, April 25, 7:30 p.m., as part part of the Arts at Shandon series at Shandon Presbyterian church, 607 Woodrow Street.

Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra will present Concertos & Cupcakes Concert Sunday, April 28, 3:30 p.m., Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College Street, Irmo. www.LMSO.org or 803-400-3540.

Lillian Quackenbush and The Palmetto Mastersingers will present “Souls of Love” concert Friday, May 3, 7:30 p.m., Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 3200 Trenholm Road. www.palmettomastersingers.org.

Palmetto Chamber Orchestra, with artistic and music director Suzanna Pavlovsky, will present the concert Musical Landscapes, May 12, 3 p.m., Richland Library Main, 1431 Assembly Street.

Key Changes Therapy Services, Inc., a local therapy clinic with a focus on creative arts therapies, will hold its spring recital May 4, Reformation Lutheran Church, 1118 Union Street. www.keychangestherapy.com or 803-250-6833.


A Taste of the South,Columbia’s iconic confections, treats and gift basket retailer, will hold a grand opening of its new location April 12, 3–8 p.m., 2222 Sumter Street, in the historic Cottontown neighborhood.


Allen University class of 1969 will celebrate its 50th reunion May 10–11. The reunion committee is seeking graduates from this class to enjoy a weekend of sharing their life experiences since graduation. For more information, contact Sylvia Taylor Hanna email srthanna@aol.com or Percalee Hunter Morris au.morris1870@gmail.com.


Sesquicentennial State Park will host its 11th Annual Palmetto Campout Saturday, April 13–Sunday, April 14. Application deadline is March 29. www.SouthCarolinaParks.com.

The two public parks at Lake Murray will open for the 2019 recreation season Wednesday, April 10—Lexington Side Beach and Recreation Area open April 10–September 7; Irmo Side Boat-Launch Area accessible to public year-round, 24 hours per day. 803-217-9221 or sceg.com/lakes.

Special Olympics South Carolina Bocce Bash, presented by Columbia Rotary Club, will be held Saturday, April 27, 8 a.m., Segra Park, 1640 Freed Street. 803-404-5512.

Second Annual CIU Golf Classic at Woodcreek Course will be held May 10, 9:30 a.m., ciu.edu/golfclassic.


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


A free film screening of El Norte will be held Wednesday, April 24, 6 p.m., Nickelodeon Theatre, 1607 Main Street. 36372.blackbaudhosting.com


Capital City/Lake Murray Country will launch a campaign, Staycation Week, June 21–30, 2019. StaycationWeekColumbiaSC.com.


Columbia Art Center will present Much More than a Drum three day workshop Saturdays, April 27, May 18, and June 8, 10 a.m.noon, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

Columbia Parks & Recreation Department will offer a free Spring Teen Retreat for children ages 13-17 April 15–19, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Katheryn M. Bellfield Booker Washington Heights Cultural Arts Center, 2611 Grant Street. 803-255-8161.

Columbia Art Center will present Creative Time for ages nine–16 Tuesdays, May 7–28, July 9–30, and October 8–29, 4:30–6:30 p.m., 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

The Atria at Forest Lake offers a professionally led support group for caregivers whose relatives have Alzheimer’s disease the third Tuesday of each month. The group’s next meeting will be noon, Tuesday, April 16, 4405 Forest Drive. 790-9800.

South Carolina Writers’ Association Columbia II Chapter will present The Business of Writing 2019 Workshop Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., Columbia Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street. www.myscwa.org/columbia-ii-workshop-april.


Spring into Wild Adventures with Riverbanks Zoo and Garden—Party for the Planet: Earth Day April 22, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.; Spring into Action, Healthy Kids Day April 27, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.; Girl Scout Overnight: Riverbanks Camping 101 May 4; Fairies and Fireflies May 10, 6:30–8 p.m.; Mother’s Day Brunch in the Garden May 12, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; Party for the Planet: Endangered Species Day May 17, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.; Bowling for Rhinos May 19, 6:30 p.m., JC’s Lexington Bowl; Girl Scout Overnight: Nature’s Night Owls May 24 and June 1; Members’ Night Out May 24 and June 21, after-hours and for members only (no guest passes, please), 6 p.m.; Ice Cream Social June 1, 1–2:30 p.m.; Family on Safari: Camping 101 June 1; Party for the Planet: World Oceans Day June 8, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.; Summer Camp June 10– August 16; Twilight in the Garden June 14, July 19, and August 16, 6 p.m.; Family on Safari: Coastal Close Up June 29. www.riverbanks.org.

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