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Alexandra’s Art Studio, 111 Sparkleberry Crossing Road, offers adult classes, kids classes, kids camps, and art class groups. Visit


WOW Performing Arts Camp, where campers will explore the art of acting, writing, directing, and producing a play/film script. For campers ages eight-13. The camp will be held June 20–August 5, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., WOW Performing Arts Center (PAC), 8907 Two Notch Road, Suite F.


Able South Carolina and Hire Me SC will host the 7th Annual Employer Summit, scheduled during National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Wednesday, October 19, 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Registrants can attend in person at the Philips Market Center in West Columbia, or online through the event’s virtual platform.


NoMa Warehouse will host SolFest RollFest, a music and bicycle festival featuring Columbia’s first bike-powered stage, Saturday, July 2, 12–6 p.m., Earlewood Park.

Cotton Branch Farm Sanctuary of Batesburg-Leesville will host its first ever Columbia VegFest Sunday, June 26, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Segra Park.

The Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival will be held Saturday, July 23, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., in the historic, community-driven neighborhood of Cottontown in Columbia’s North Main District.


Spring Valley Rotary Club meets every Thursday, 1–2 p.m., Grand Hall of Northeast Presbyterian Church, 601 Polo Road in Northeast Columbia. To learn more about membership, contact Brian Dunphy at 803-920-4751.

The Golden K Kiwanis Club of Columbia meets every Wednesday, 9:30–10:45 a.m., Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle.

Forest Acres Rotary Club meets the first four Wednesdays of the month, 1–2 p.m., St Michaels of All Angels, 6408 Bridgewood Road off Trenholm Road.


Olympia Mill Village Museum, “The Story of Olympia Mill Village Life in 1920s,” Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., 1170 Olympia Avenue.


Make Music Columbia will be held Tuesday, June 21, Koger Center for Performing Arts, Green Street and Assembly Street. Make Music Columbia happens each year on the summer solstice and brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make music.

Recording artist David Phelps will be in concert Friday, June 10, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 205 North Church Street Ninety Six, S.C.


Richland County Recreation Department is offering the following activities—Swim Lessons—Tuesday–Friday, June 7–17 and July 5–15, 6:15–7 p.m., Trenholm Pool; Tuesdays–Fridays, June 21–July 1, 6:15–7 p.m., St. Andrews Pool; Water Aerobics—Wednesday and Friday beginning June 15, 9–9:45 a.m., Trenholm Pool; Thursday and Saturday beginning June 16, 10–10:45 a.m., Hopkins Pool; RCR Cares REC2GO free drive-thru event— 6 p.m.— June 13, Crane Forest Neighborhood Park, 1220 Peachwood Drive; June 15, Starlite Neighborhood Park, 4300 Laclair Drive; June 17, Killian Park, 1424 Marthan Road, Blythewood; June 20, Crossroads Community Center, 2750 McCords Ferry Road, Eastover; June 22, Summerhill Neighborhood Park, 210 Durango Avenue; Teen Summer Blast—Saturday, June 25, 6–9 p.m., Bluff Road Park; Back to School Drive Thru Bash— August 5, 6:30 p.m., Friarsgate Park 1712 Chadford Road, Irmo; August 6, 6:30 p.m., Meadowlake Park, 600 Beckman Road; August 9, 6:30 p.m., Polo Road Park, 800 Polo Road; August 12, 6:30 p.m., St. Andrews Park, 920 Beatty Road; August 13, 10 a.m., Bluff Road Park, 148 Carswell Drive; August 13, 10 a.m., Eastover Park, 1031 Main Street, Eastover; August 13, 11 a.m., Ridgewood Park Community Center, 805 Crest Street; August 20, 11 a.m., Pine Grove Community Center, 937 Piney Woods Road.


Community Car Seat Safety Check will be held Saturday, June 18, 9–11 a.m., The Therapy Place, 3620 Covenant Road. Register at While advance registration is helpful, it is not required, and walk-ins are welcome.


American-Italian Military Society 1940’s Canteen Dance; American Legion Post 7 Hall, 211 Legion Drive, Lexington, South Carolina 29072; Saturday, June 25, 6-9:30 p.m.. A nostalgic 1940’s dance featuring music, entertainment, memorabilia, a canteen with snacks and non-alcoholic drinks at ’40’s prices, door prizes, and more. Period dress is encouraged but not required. Come and dance the night away or just sit back and enjoy the entertainment. $15 RSVP or $20 at the Door (limited number); Free for WWII Veterans; Purchase tickets online at or email for more information.


First Annual Fred Lamphere Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Monday, June 20, Fort Jackson Golf Club, hosted by the Richland Sertoma Club, benefiting Camp Sertoma of S.C. and Alston Wilkes Veteran’s Home—Columbia.

The Midlands Fatherhood Coalition will host The Daddy & Me 5K certified 5K course at Saluda Shoals Park, Irmo, Saturday, June 18, 8 a.m. There will also be a one mile “fun run.”

Cobblestone Park Golf Club will host a practice match for Leashes of Valor, a nonprofit that provides service dogs at no cost to post-9/11 veterans, Monday, June 13, 12:30 p.m.; Tuesday, June 14, 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.; and Wednesday, June 15, 7:30 a.m., Cobblestone Park Golf Club, 1298 University Parkway, Blythewood. 803-714-2620.


PalmettoPride, South Carolina’s anti-litter organization, has created a new leadership program for South Carolina teens with its Youth Ambassadors. This new initiative seeks applications from South Carolina students ages 14–18 who are active in litter prevention in their communities. The benefits of being a PalmettoPride Youth Ambassador will include statewide recognition, college application and resume building, community service hours, and a $1,000 scholarship. Applications for the school year 2022-2023 are due August 15.


Promise of Serenity NAR-ANON Meeting (For families and friends of addicts) is held every Monday, 6 p.m., Angelican Church of the Epiphany, 2512 N. Beltline Boulevard. or

ADD/ADHD Support Group of the Midlands (—The people involved with this local support group are parents, families, co-workers, and special individuals sharing and learning about the joys, frustrations, opportunities, and challenges of ADD/ADHD. The goal is to give hope and support. To join bi-weekly Zoom meetings, visit


South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum will participate in the Blue Star Museums initiative, a national program that provides free admission to currently serving U.S. military personnel and their families from Armed Forces Day, through Labor Day, September 5, 301 Gervais Street. Find the list of participating museums across the country at


The FBI Columbia field office will host a virtual “Community Awareness Talk” via Microsoft Teams Monday, June 13, 3:30–5:30 p.m. Register online by 5 p.m., Wednesday, June 8 at

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