Columbia Star



PhotoSC will present PERSPECTIVE: BLM | COVID-19 Photographs featuring the work of 11 photographers who covered the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests in Columbia. The show will be open at The Hallway: Community Art at 701 Whaley during the entire month of July.


Birthright of Columbia has expanded its office hours and is now open Tuesday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., 1316 Richland Street. 803-765-0165 or


Susan G. Komen® South Carolina’s 2020 Low-country and SC Mountains to Midlands MORE THAN PINK Walks will be held virtually this year October 24. There is no fee to register for the virtual fundraising event this year or to access the online fundraising tools.


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.

The S.C. Historical Society Museum has developed free, hands-on activities and digital lessons to engage and educate kids on South Carolina history. All content is developed by teachers and publishes weekly on the museum’s Facebook, Instagram, and


The 2020 season of Reggaetronic Lake Murray Music Festival is now scheduled for Saturday, July 25, on Lake Murray at Spence Island. While the plan right now is full steam ahead for July 25, the festival will continue to adjust its game plan as needed. Organizers are constantly monitoring advisories from local, state, and federal organizations including the CDC, WHO, DNR, and the Coast Guard. Necessary precautions for the stage and VIP area have been ramped up. Stay tuned for more information at

The Big Red Barn Retreat’s Third Annual Summer Jam 2020 concert will be held September 18, 7–10:30 p.m., Palmetto Citizens Amphitheater at Doko Meadows Park in Blythewood. Gates will open at 5 p.m.


Columbia International University will host The Third Annual CIU Golf Classic September 30 at Columbia Country Club. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. Proceeds from the event assist in the growth of CIU athletics with sponsorship opportunities available.

West Columbia’s Third Annual Kinetic Derby Day will be held Saturday, September 26. This year brings new opportunities for fun with family and friends with new obstacles for the Kinetic Sculpture Parade, including a “dirty run” and a “clean run.”


Local Young Eagle Flights are held every second Saturday of the month, weather permitting, CUB Airport, Hangar 69, 1400 Jim Hamilton Boulevard.


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


Dr. John Maxwell will return to Columbia International University September 16 for his third Leadership Forum in the Midlands of South Carolina. This is the Forum that was postponed in March due to coronavirus concerns. The Leadership Forum at CIU includes a VIP luncheon for event sponsors, 11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m. in the Moore Fitness Center. Afternoon training session, 1:30–3:30 p.m. in Shortess Chapel, is open to the public.

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