Columbia Star



10th Anniversary of 9-11 Service of Remembrance will be held September 11, 6:30 p.m. Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church sanctuary, 5503 Sunset Blvd., Lexington. 359-7770 or

South Carolina Philharmonic will take to the stage in Finlay Park Sunday, September 11, 7 p.m. for the Midlands’ 9/11 Remembrance Concert. 771-7937 or

Terence Lonon and the UnTouchables will be featured in concert to benefit the breast cancer film Secret Pearls September 11, 5 p.m., Lower Richland High School auditorium, 2615 Lower Richland Blvd.

Main Street United Methodist Church, 1830 Main Street, will commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9-11 with a special service Sundaym September 11. 779-0610 or


Palmetto Painters, a SC Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters, will meet Saturday, September 10, 10 a.m., Green Hill Baptist Church, 1734 Augusta Road, West Columbia. 781-2340 or


Columbiana Centre will host a back-to-school Family Recess Saturday, September 10, Columbiana Centre’s Belk Court.

Brookland-Cayce High School Education Foundation Kick-Off Bar-B-Que Dinner/Annual Membership Meeting will be held Thursday, October 6, 6 p.m., Brookland- Cayce High School cafeteria, 1300 State Street, Cayce. 739-8076.


IT-oLogy and Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands will host cyberIQ Saturday, September 10, to encourage middle school girls to surf the cyber world safely and to educate parents on the importance of cyber safety, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., IT-oLogy, 1301 Gervais Street, Suite 200. or 354-5735.


First Presbyterian Church Wednesday lunch and speaker series is held 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m., Jackson Hall, 1324 Marion Street. Free parking. 799-9062.

The 43rd anniversary of ATC Life Changing Ministries and Founding Mother, Mother Susan Spann, and the 11th pastoral anniversary of Pastor Gert Thompson will be held Sunday, September 18, 3:30 p.m. 781-2110.

60th Anniversary of the Cleaves Memorial musical choir will be held Sunday, September 11, 3 p.m., 3407 Beaumont Avenue. 254-8810.

Fall Revival will be held at Cleaves Memorial CME Church, 3407 Beaumont Avenue, Sunday, September 25, 3 p.m. 254-8810.


The Greater Columbia Chapter of the U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association (USADance) will hold its twice-monthly dances Saturday, September 10 and 24, Hugh Dimmery Memorial Center (The Barn), 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia, 7:15-10:30 p.m.

Beginner’s Square Dance classes will be held Mondays, September 12, 19, and 26, 7-8:30 p.m., Yellow Rock Dance Hall, 2211 Platt Springs Road, West Columbia. 791-9767.

Dancing with the Survivors will be held at Springhill Marriott, 511 Lady Street, Friday, September 23, 7 p.m. to benefit breast cancer film Secret Pearls .

Contra Dance will be held September 17, Arsenal Hill Park Building, 1800 Lincoln Street, 7-10:30 p.m. or 760-5881.

Dances of Universal Peace Workshop with Tim Dobson will be held September 23-24, City Yoga Studio & Unitarian Universalist Congregation.,, or 743-0731.

Ross Holmes Big Band Dance will be held at the Capital Senior Center Friday, October 14,7:30-11 p.m., 1650 Park Circle. 786-4884 or 779-1971.


Hampton Street Vineyard and Southern Wine & Spirits will host the first in a series of dinners benefiting Girls Incorporated® of Greater Columbia (GIGC) September 19, 6:30 p.m., 1201 Hampton Street. 252-0850.

Fourth Annual Spaghetti Dinner to Go, hosted by First Baptist Columbia, will be held Thursday, September 29, 5-7 p.m. Washington Street entrance. or 252-7734 est. 256.


Christian Women’s Vital Network will host a Summer’s End Sale and Silent Auction Tuesday, September 20, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Seawell’s, 1125 Rosewood Drive. Please make reservations by September 13 by calling 520-4031.

Columbia Museum of Art Contemporaries will host the 6th annual Black and White Ball: The British are Coming Friday, October 28. or 343-2197.


Lexington County Masters Gardeners Annual Plant Sale will be held October 15, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Lexington County Museum, 231 Fox Street, Lexington. 892-3162.


Midlands Job Fair, sponsored by Midlands Workforce Development Board, will be held Saturday, November 5, 10 a.m., Richland Mall, 3400 Forest Drive.


Constitution Day lecture with focus on public skepticism of judges will be held at the University of South Carolina Thursday, September 15, 7 p.m., law school auditorium. 777-3109 or

Walker Institute will continue its 50th anniversary lecture series with a talk by Justice Richard Goldstone, a former Supreme Court justice of South Africa, Thursday, September 22, University of South Carolina, Gambrell Hall, Room 153, 7:30 p.m. 777-8180 or

Rabbinic stories will be the focus of this year’s Solomon-Tenenbaum Lectureship Tuesday, September 13, 8 p.m., University of South Carolina’s Capstone House. or 777-9201.

University of South Carolina’s history department will host a public history conference September 11-14 on the public understanding of science and technology.

Pros and Cons of Prostate Cancer Screening symposium will be held Thursday, September 15, 3 p.m. University of South Carolina’s Russell House Theater. 777-9933 or 777-2289.


Blythewood Farmers Market will be held Mondays through October, 2-6 p.m., 171 Langford Road. 754-0501 or

Sandhill Farmers Market is open every Tuesday through November 22, 2-7 p.m., at the entrance to Clemson’s Sandhill Research and Education Center, 900 Clemson Road. 699-3190, 788-5700, or

Glenforest School will hold its second annual Flea Market Saturday, October 15, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1041 Harbor Drive, West Columbia. 513-1218, 796-7622, or


Three Rivers Cherokees will sponsor a Native-American Pow-Wow Saturday, September 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Granby Park, Twelfth Street Extension, Cayce. 731-9582.

Richland County Family and Community Leaders Fall Council Meeting, hosted by North-Columbia FCL Club, will be at Round Top Baptist Church, 120 Round Top Church Court, Blythewood, September 19, 10 a.m. 788-1282.

Richland County Democratic Women network will meet Monday, September 12, 5:30 p.m., Adult Activity Center, 7494 Parklane Road. 699-7139 or 479-2662.

Embroiderers’ Guild of America The Millwood Chapter of the EGA will meet Sunday, September 11, 2-4 p.m., Spring Valley Country Club house, 300 Spring Valley Road. 783-0239.


Operation Homefront of South Carolina will be held Saturday, September 10, Hilton Field, Fort Jackson, 7 p.m., with gates opening at 5 p.m. 608-2242 or


Becky’s Blessing, a Christian youth music and dance concert presented by CrossFaith, will be held Saturday, September 10, 6-9 p.m., 3220 Platt Springs Road, West Columbia. 361-5844 or 477-0025.

Heart ’n Soul will play for the Outback Cup Regatta, sponsored by Lake Murray Yacht Racing Association (LMYRA), Saturday, September 10, dinner at 6 p.m., Heart ’n Soul, 7 p.m., Columbia Sailing Club, 292 Shuler Road.,, or 351-3158.

Dixieland Jazz Concert will be held Sunday, September 11, 2:30-5 p.m., Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle, Maxcy Gregg Park. 432-1504.

Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra will hold its annual Wine & Waltzes gala fundraiser Thursday, September 29, 6:30-9:30 p.m., River Center, Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road, Irmo. or 400-3540.

Heritage at Lowman will open its 2011-2012 Sundays at Lowman Concert Series Sunday, September 11, with a program by Jacob Will, 3 p.m., New Life Chapel, Wellness Center, Heritage at Lowman campus 451-7414.

CMC Steel Rhythm on the River Concert Series returns for five Friday nights beginning September 9, 6:30-9 p.m., West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater. Bands include: September, Elliott and the Untouchables; September 16, Danielle Howle, September 23, Fallen Kings, September 30, Tom Hall and the Plowboys; and October 7, The Casual Kings.


USS NIMITZ (CVN68) Association 14th Annual Reunion will be held October 26–29, Pensacola, Florida, celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Naval Aviation. 228-243-2699,, or

Class of 1981 of Airport High School in West Columbia will hold its 30th class reunion Saturday, October 15, Wingate by Wyndham Lexington/Columbia, 108 Saluda Pointe Court, Lexington, intersection of Highway 378 and I-20. Class of 1981 Reunion page on Facebook,, or

Les Truands, a high school social club in Columbia from 1948 until 1972, made up of young men from Columbia, Dreher, Eau Claire, and University High Schools, will hold a reunion September 30, 7-11 p.m., Summit Club, 1301 Gervais Street, 20th floor. 345-2096,, or

Morris Skating Rink Reunion, 12th annual “Time to Roll for Kids,” a benefit for Shriner’s Hospital, will be held Sunday, September 18, 2-6 p.m. 609-0186.


Columbia QuadSquad Rollergirls will host the first ever mini roller derby program in the Midlands, for female participants ages 12-17. Sessions are eight weeks long and the first will be held in early September.


Palmetto Health Foundation’s 2011 Walk for Life/ 5K Race for Life will be held Saturday, October 1, 8:30 a.m., Finlay Park. Proceeds will benefit Palmetto Health Breast Center. 434-7275 or

The 24th annual Midlands Area Senior Games will be held September 19-22. 545-3109 or 462-9995.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia (BBBSGC) is sponsoring a 5K “Bow Tie” run to honor the late Dr. Andrew Sorensen Saturday, September 17, 8 a.m., in front of the Horseshoe on Sumter Street. Runners are encouraged to wear a bow tie to honor Dr. Sorensen’s life. or 691-5700.

Dash to the Vista 5K Run will be held in downtown Columbia Sunday, September 25, 10 a.m.

Fifth Annual Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence, hosted by The City of Columbia, will be held Saturday, October 8, Finlay Park (930 Laurel Street).

The Military Order of the Purple Heart, Gamecock Unit 402, will host its first annual golf tournament Friday, September 16, Fort Jackson Golf Club, Shotgun Start will be 10 a.m. with check-in starting at 7:30 a.m. 629-3820 or

Charles R. Drew Wellness Center, 2101 Solomon Way, will host a fall Multicultural Community Wellness Weekend Saturday, September 10, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday, September 11, 2-6 p.m. Citizens will gain free access to the center all weekend long. 545-3200 or

Eighth Annual Charity Golf Tournament sponsored by the Greater Waverly Foundation, Inc. will be held Monday, September 12, 7:30 a.m., Ft. Jackson Golf Club. 600-2315 or

Greater Columbia Marine Foundation and Columbia Opportunity Resource call for volunteers for USMC Mud Run to be held October 15.


Oleanna by David Mamet, will be performed September 15-18, 8 p.m., USC Lab Theatre, 1400 Wheat Street. 777-2551, 777-9353, or

Tennessee Williams Festival: A Streetcar Named Desire will be held September 30- October 8, 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 7 p.m. Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sunday, October 2. 777-9353 or

Novelist Arthur Phillips and SC Shakespeare Company, sponsored by Saluda Shoals Foundation and Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission, will present a staged reading of the “lost” Shakespeare play The Most Excellent an Tragical Historie of Arthur, King of Britain, Saturday, September 24, 7 p.m., Saluda Shoals Park. 213-2035 or

Auditions for the musical drama Patterns in the Glass will be held Sunday, September 18, 4-6 p.m. and Monday, September 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Corner of Bull and Blanding Streets.

Indie Grits will kick off film submission season at 5 Points Pub, 2020 Devine Street, Sunday, September 18, 4-7 p.m. featuring a film performance by Roger Beebe.


The Association of Fundraising Professionals Central South Carolina Chapter is offering non-profits a one day seminar Wednesday, September 14, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., SC Archives and History Center, Parklane Road. Deadline for registration is September 5.

Beginner Spanish Class will resume Tuesday, September 20, Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle. The class provides basic instruction in grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Registration is required, 779-1971.

S.C. DHEC Arthritis Life Improvement Program Workshop, a small group self-management program designed for people with arthritis, fibromyalgia, and Lupus, will be held Tuesdays, September 13-October 18, 1-3 p.m., Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle. 779-1971 or call 898-0760 to register.

Fall Session of the Shepherd’s Center of Columbia which meets at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church, 3401 Trenholm Road, will begin Wednesday, September 14. 779-4449.

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