Columbia Star

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

•ART

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

Family Connection of South Carolina (FCSC) will unveil its annual LOOK! photography exhibit at the Koger Center of the Arts, Upstairs Gallery August 22. www.familyconnectionsc.org/look.

•CAMPS

Shepherd’s Center of St. Andrews will hold Zoom “Summer Camp” for seniors age 50+—Movie Lovers’ Discussion Group, June 22, July 13, 27, and August 10, 24; Trivial Pursuit Fun, June 15, 29, July 6, 20, and August 17, 31. www.shepherdscenterstandrews.org.

•DANCE

Columbia Twirlers will host Western Square Dance classes and refresher first and third Friday through August 27, 6–7:30 p.m., Hugh Dimmery Memorial Center “The Barn,” 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia. 803-772-0546.

•FOURTH

The Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board will host Lake Murray’s 4th of July Celebration Saturday, July 3, with the boat parade beginning at 12 p.m. This year’s theme is “Proud to be an American.” Fireworks will begin at dusk. LakeMurrayCountry.com.

•HEALTH

UofSC College of Pharmacy pharmacists and pharmacy student volunteers will be at the Juneteenth Freedom Festival in Columbia to support the on-site health clinic, sponsored by the Joseph H. Neal Health Center Collaborative Saturday, June 19, 1–6 p.m., Juneteenth Freedom Festival at the Dutch Square Mall, 421 Bush River Drive.

•MEETINGS

Sisters in Crime, Palmetto Chapter, a group of mystery lovers—writers and readers—will meet June 26 in a virtual conference featuring Dr. Kathy Reichs, the author of the Bones mystery series (the TV series was based on her work). www.crowdcast.io/e/mystery-in-the-midlands-2/register.

•MUSEUM

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. www.olympiagranbymillvillagemuseum.com.

South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum will join the Blue Star Museums initiative to provide free admission to currently-serving U.S. military personnel and their families this summer through September 4, 301 Gervais Street. crr.sc.gov.

Friday Night Laser Lights, sponsored by Columbia Craft Brewing Company, will return to the South Carolina State Museum for the summer starting Friday, June 18. This popular evening event series will run every third Friday in June, July and August in the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium. Doors open at 6 p.m. and showtimes are at 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 9:30 p.m., and 11 p.m. scmuseum.org.

•MUSIC

Trampled By Turtles will perform live as part of the Cola Concert Series Thursday, June 24, 7 p.m., Cola Concerts Speedway Club. ColaConcerts.com.

Tedeschi Trucks will perform live as part of the Fireside Live series of socially distanced concerts Saturday, June 26, 7 p.m., Cola Concerts Speedway Club. ColaConcerts.com.

The 8th annual Reggaetronic Music Festival will be held at Spence Island on Lake Murray June 19, 11 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Reggaetronic can be found on Facebook and Instagram @reggaetronicsc.

The Big Red Barn Retreat will host its annual Fall Jam at the Ballpark concert benefiting veterans and first responders, Saturday, October 9 at Segra Park: Home of the Columbia Fireflies. thebigredbarnretreat.org/fall-jam.

•SHOW

Midlands Sports Card and Memorabilia Show will be held June 19, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, 2100 Bush River Road. 803-261-0099.

•SPORTS/OUTDOORS

Midlands Fatherhood Coalition (MFC) will host its Third Daddy and Me 5K / Fun Run June 19, 8 a.m., Saluda Shoals Park. thedaddyme5k.itsyourrace.com.

•SUPPORT GROUPS

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. colanaraon@gmail.com or www.nar-anon.org.

ADD/ADHD Support Group of the Midlands (AttentionDeficitHelp.com)—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 www.attentiondeficithelp.com.

•WORKSHOPS

The Lourie Center will offer a summer water aerobics program for adults, in cooperation with Maxcy Gregg Pool. Classes will continue through Saturday September 4, 8–8:45 a.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays—Shallow Water Aerobics, a low-impact cardio class using resistance based-strength training. Aqua shoes are recommended. All levels of fitness are welcome to this class. OR Aqua Zumba, an invigorating low-impact program that blends cardio and toning to upbeat music. Aqua shoes are recommended. All levels of fitness are welcome to this class. 9–9:45 a.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays—Deep Water Aerobics, classes provide a more intensive cardio and strength workout in the deep end of the pool. Personal Aqua Belt is required. 9–9:45 a.m., Saturdays—Aqua Zumba, an invigorating low-impact program that blends cardio and toning to upbeat music. Aqua shoes are recommended. *Saturday classes are also open to non-members for a $5 pool entrance fee, payable to the front desk of the pool. louriecentersc.com/water.

Throwing the Mud class for ages 10–14 will be held Thursdays, July 8–August 12, September 9–October 14, and November 4–December 16, 4:30–6:30 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093 or Bohumila.augustinova@columbiasc.gov.

Beginning Wheel Throwing class for ages 15 and over will be held Fridays, July 9–August 13, September 10–October 15, and November 5–December 17, 2–4 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093 or Bohumila.augustinova@columbiasc.gov.

Creative Time class for ages nine–16 will be held Wednesdays, July 7–28, September 8–29, and November 3–24, 4–6 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093 or Bohumila.augustinova@columbiasc.gov.

After School Art class for ages five–11 will be held Thursdays, July 8–August 12, September 9–October 14, and November 11–December23, 4–6 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093 or Bohumila.augustinova@columbiasc.gov.

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