Columbia Star

1963        Celebrating 60 Years      2023



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


The Columbia office of the Palmetto Trail will be collecting newly purchased middle grade shoes for the Oliver Gospel Mission (OGM) throughout the month of November. Boxes will be set up on the porch of the Palmetto Trail office at 722 King Street.


Columbia, SC Gem & Mineral Society will hold its 2021 53rd Annual Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show Friday, November 19, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday, November 20, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sunday, November 21, noon–5 p.m., Jamil Temple, 206 Jamil Road.

Carolina Boxer Rescue will host the Soda City Boxer Bash November, 13, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Hunter Gatherer Brewery at the Hangar, 1402 Jim Hamilton Boulevard. .


Central Carolina Community Foundation has postponed On the Table due to rising COVID-19 cases. The community focused, conversation-based initiative will take place March 6–12, 2022.

The Sunday Dinner Mission team of Washington Street United Methodist Church (WSUMC) will hold a socially distanced, “Sunday Dinner” November 14, 4–6 p.m. in the parking lot of the church, 1401 Washington Street.


The City of Cayce’s 2021 Christmas in Cayce festivities will include—Christmas in Cayce Drive Through, December 2–31, 6–8 p.m., 1800 12th Avenue; Carols Along the Riverwalk, December 3, 6–8 p.m., N Avenue Entrance of the Cayce Riverwalk; Cayce Historical Museum’s Annual Holiday Open House, December 4, 6–9 p.m., 1800 12th Avenue; Holiday Parade of Lights, December 11, 5:30 p.m., beginning at the Cayce Municipal Complex, 1800 12th Street, proceeding down 12th Street, ending at Highway 1 and 12th Street in West

The Midlands Crafter’s Association’s Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Market will be held November 13, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. and November 14, noon–4 p.m., South Carolina State Farmers Market, South Farmers Shed.


Fort Jackson will host its annual Education and Career Fair November 16, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Solomon Center, 6510 Strom Thurmond Boulevard.


Words & Wine: A Monthly Readers’ and Writers’ Social will host its third “Books for Gifts” event Thursday, November 18, 6–8 p.m., Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle.


Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) and Historic Columbia (HC)will host Family Flight Night featuring the movie Top Gun Saturday, November 13, 5:30–8:30 p.m., on the grounds of the Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens.


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.


Anniversary Celebration Fundraiser, Sunday, March 20, 6 p.m., Bourbon Restaurant, 1214 Main Street; Bang on a Can All-Stars, Thursday, March 24, 7:30 p.m., Johnson Performance Hall, Darla Moore School of Business.


The South Carolina Bluegrass and Traditional Music Association is offering scholarships to school age youth who play bluegrass or other traditional music on acoustic string instruments. November 12 is the deadline for 2021 applications. Details are included on the scholarship application form, available at Forms may also be picked up at Bill’s Music Shop and Pickin’ Parlor in West Columbia.

Allen University will host its 16th Annual UNCF, “A Mind Is…” Scholarship Gala & Richard Allen Awards Friday, February 11, 6 p.m., Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.


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


Homes for the Holidays Tour in the Shandon and Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhoods will be held Sunday, December 5, 1–5 p.m.

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