Columbia Star

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Animal Protection League Annual Benefit Auction will be held Saturday October 11, 6–10 p.m., Medallion Center 7309 Garners Ferry Road. 331-0197 or


Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera exhibit will be on view in the Lipscomb Family Galleries at Columbia Museum of Art Friday, October 17–Sunday, January 18, 2015, 1515 Main Street.

Palmetto Painters, a SC Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters, will meet Saturday, October 11, 10 a.m., Hospice of Tri- County, SC Oncology Building, 166 Stoneridge Drive. 781-2340 or


6th Annual Sustainable Holiday Celebration will be held December 1, 4:30–8:30 p.m., 701 Whaley.


Bluff Road United Methodist Church will host its 2014 Evelyn Jackson Tea Saturday, September 27, 4 p.m., Joe E. Mann Center, Fort Jackson. 776-8977.

Wednesdays@First Lunch Service First Presbyterian Church lunch service is held each Wednesday; lunch served at 11:30 a.m., brief service 12:20–12:50 p.m., Jackson Hall, 1324 Marion Street. 799-9062.

ATC Life Changing Ministries will host its 2014 Annual Men’s Day Service Sunday, October 19, 4 p.m., 928 Kennerly Road, Irmo. 781-2110.

Jones Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 2400 Barhamville Road, will sponsor an Expungement/Pardon Workshop October 2, at 6 p.m. 787-0877.


Paint the Town Red, sponsored by the S.C. HIV/AIDS Council and Talented Tenth, will be held Thursday, November 13, 6–8:30 p.m., Sheraton Convention Center, 1208 Washington Street.

17th Annual Silent Witness Domestic Violence ceremony, hosted by Attorney General Alan Wilson and community members, will be held Tuesday, October 7, 11 a.m., south steps of the State House.


Auntie Karen’s 12th Annual Young Entrepreneurs Conference will be held October 18, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., campus of Benedict College. 748-7124, or

The 2nd Annual Gala, “Equality: Mission Possible,” sponsored by South Carolina Equality, will be held Saturday, October 4, 6–11 p.m., Columbia Marriott Downtown. or 256-6500.


Call for Scarecrows: Enter Historic Columbia’s Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by September 29. or 252-1770 ext. 23.


The 2014 Fall Literary Festival will be held held October 9, 16, and 30, 6 p.m., Hollings Library at the University of South Carolina.

Jerryfest in Five Points: A Celebration of the Life and Art of Jerry Garcia will be held October 5, 3:30 p.m., in the heart of Five Points at the fountain.

Seventh annual Italian Festival and Bocce Tournament will be held Saturday, October 4, 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Robert Mills House and Hampton-Preston Mansion, 1615 and 1616 Blanding Street.

The Lourie Center will hold its 2014 Fall Festival Friday October 3, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., 1650 Park Circle. 296-2273.

Pine Ridge Middle School will hold its annual GOLD Fest Saturday, October 4, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., 735 Pine Ridge Drive, West Columbia.


2014 Mayor’s Campaign Against Breast Cancer Isabel Law Breakfast will be held Friday, October 17, 6–9 a.m., City Hall parking lot, 1737 Main Street with proceeds going to Palmetto Health Foundation for the Bosom Buddies Fund. 545-3020 or

Columbia Area Chivers will hold its 7th “Unofficial Meet-Up” October 11, 7 p.m., Flying Saucer, 931 Senate Street to help raise funds for The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association.

Chapter C International Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) will sponsor its Fifth Annual Author Book Chat & Luncheon fundraiser Thursday, October 16, 11 a.m., Forest Lake Presbyterian Church, 6500 N. Trenholm Road. Featured local author for this event, C. Hope Clark will tell of the events in the Carolina Slade Mystery Series. 260-1082 or

Westwood Theatre Department and Westwood Student Abroad Travelers will sponsor a Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser Friday, October 10, 5–7 p.m. in the cafeteria at Westwood High School, 180 Turkey Farm Road, Blythewood. or 803-691-4049 at ext. 36703.


Palmetto Garden Club of South Carolina will host its 64th annual exhibit of old garden roses Wednesday, October 8, Ellison building at the state fair-grounds. Exhibitors may bring their entries to the Ellison building at the state fairgrounds via Gate 11 on Bluff Road, 7:45 –10:15 a.m. or 238-1012.


Columbia Green is accepting grant proposals until October 1, 2014 for its two grant awards, the Neighborhood Grant and Tree Initiative Grant.


VillageChurch will present Lake Scare-OLina, a family friendly Fall festival, Sunday, October 26, 4–6 p.m., Village Green in Lake Carolina. or 419-0989.


Pink Tea, to celebrate survivorship and offer hope to women living with metastatic breast cancer, will be held Thursday, October 9, 2–3:30 p.m., Palmetto Breast Health Center Auditorium, 1501 Sumter Street. or by calling 843-858-2310.

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Columbia Chapter, in collaboration with South Kilbourne Elementary School, will host a “Healthy Selfie Wellness Forum,” Saturday, September 27, 9 a.m.–noon, South Kilbourne Elementary School, 1400 South Kilbourne Avenue. 738- 7215.

In partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), LRADAC’s Lexington One Community Coalition will host a collection site for community members to drop off unused and unwanted prescription drugs for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, September 27, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., CVS Pharmacy, 5608 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington.


Children’s Fall/Winter Consignment Sale will be held Tuesday, September 30, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; Wednesday, October 1, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., 50% off 5–7 p.m.; and Thursday, October 2, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., 50% off; Shandon United Methodist Church, 3407 Devine Street, Dunn Smith Ministry Building.

Cayce United Methodist Church Women will hold a fall fundraising garage sale in Chamber Hall October 11, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., 12th Street at Naples Avenue, Cayce.

Annual Antiques and Artisans Fall Fair will be held Saturday October 4, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., 311 Jeter Street, Edgefield. 637-4600 or 275-7454.

Third Annual Church Bazaar will be held at 105 Lincoln Street, West Columbia, Saturday November 29, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. or 794-8978.

2014 Christmas Craft Show and Holiday Bazaar with silent auction to benefit Harvest Hope Food Bank will be held Saturday November 8, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., 702 N. Lake Drive, Lexington. 553-4912.

Asbury United Women of Asbury Methodist Church, 1005 Asbury Drive, will host a fall garage sale Saturday, October 11, 8 a.m–noon, in the social hall. 776-7237.

3rd Annual Ladies’ Day Christmas Extravaganza to benefit “Joy in the Mourning” Center for Life Losses, will be held Saturday, November 15, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Seven Oaks Park Gymnasium, 200 Leisure Lane. 546-2923 or


“Lake Summit” for pond and lake owners of Gills Creek Watershed will be held September 29, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Cooper Branch Library, 5317 Trenholm Road. 727-8326 or

The Washington Light Infantry will host the Centennial Legion of Historic Military Commands (CLHMC) for their annual meeting in Charleston, October 30–November 2.


The Hearth Center for Eating Disorders at the Carolina Children’s Home will sponsor the South Carolina screening of filmmaker Darryl Roberts’ America the Beautiful 3Wednesday, October 1, 6:30 p.m., Senate’s End, 320 Senate Street. or 787-2306.

Movie Night, showing the film The Amazing Spider- Man 2, will be held on Friday, October 10, 7:30 p.m., Sesquicentennial State Park. 788-2706 or e-mail


Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza, an introduction to the pipe organ for pianists of all ages, will be held Saturday, October 11, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., The Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal), 1512 Blanding Street. RSVP to or 606-1596 by October 1 to reserve a spot in the class.

The 12th annual Song Bird Café, hosted by Sistercare, will be held Thursday, October 2, 7 p.m., Leaside, 100 E. Exchange Blvd. 926-0505 or


Gills Creek Watershed Association will host “Urban Paddle” September 28, 4–7 p.m., a kayak trip and cookout on Cary Lake in the Gills Creek Watershed, 6718 Cary Lane. or 727-8326.

Nature at Night will be held Friday, October 17, 7 p.m., Sesquicentennial State Park. 788-2706 or e-mail

S’mores Night will be held Saturday, October 18, 7–8 p.m., Sesquicentennial State Park. 788-2706 or e-mail

Owl Prowl will be held Friday, October 24, 6:30 p.m., Sesquicentennial State Park. 788-2706 or e-mail


South Carolina Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will hold its 10th Annual Columbia Out of the Darkness Community Walk October 26, Columbia Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel Street, 2–4 p.m., or 667-9853.

SC Team Hope Walk for Huntington’s Disease at Finlay Park will be held Saturday, October 4, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. 983-2052 or

Columbia Metropolitan Airport will host its 5th and Final Runway Run 5k Saturday, November 22, 10 a.m., Columbia Metropolitan Airport’s runway.

Richland R.U.N.S., a charity road race that celebrates all of Richland County — Rural, Urban, Neighborhoods and Suburbs, will be held Saturday, October 4, 7:45 a.m., Jim Hamilton – L.B. Owens Airport. or 576-2050.

The 6th Annual Long’s Bar Stool Classic, hosted by the Five Points Association and the Babcock Center Foundation, will be held October 3, starting at 5 p.m. The Long’s Bar Stool Classic is a ten hole putt-putt bar crawl with proceeds to benefit the Babcock Center Foundation. or

“Hearts and Hands Forever Walk,” sponsored by Palmetto Health, a one-fourth mile memorial walk for anyone whose life has been touched by the loss of a baby, will be held Sunday, October 19, 3–4:30 p.m., Riverfront Park amphitheatre. 296-5636 or

Midlands Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) will hold its annual Walk for Life Kick-Off Event Friday, October 10, 6:30 p.m., Harbison Recreation Center, 106 Hillpine Road.

The Congaree Rapid Soccer Association will host the 6th Annual Jesse Eudy Memorial Charity Golf Classic Monday, September 29, Cobblestone Park, Blythewood.

The City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the Youth Winter Basketball league. Boys and girls ages 9-17 can participate in the league. The last day to register is October 26. The Youth Winter Basketball season begins Monday, November 10. 545-3100 or


Need a mental health support group? Meetings are held Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 427 Meeting Street, West Columbia. 739-5712 or

Double Trouble in Recovery meets Sundays, 1 p.m., ACOA Club, 2015 College Street. A selfhelp 12 step group for people with mental, emotional, and substance use problems.

Anger Management Group meets Thursdays, at 6 p.m., 427 Meeting Street, West Columbia. Learn multiple techniques for managing triggers and gaining control of emotions. 739-5712.

Sistercare holds a weekly, free teen counseling group for girls ages 13-17 encouraging teens to have healthy dating relationships free of domestic violence. 926-0505.


Tour de Coops Columbia, a tour of chicken homes for chicken lovers, will be held October 11, 5 p.m., Hay Hill Garden Market, Bluff Road. columbia-october-11th-1-5pm/


American Legion Post 215, 2432 Chappelle Street is open six days a week (closed Wednesday), 5 p.m.– until with cash bar. Open to veterans and non veterans. 765-0175.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Charles P. Murray Jr. Post 641 Men’s Auxiliary will host Western Night Saturday September 27, 6 p.m., 534 South Beltline Boulevard, 782-5943.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Charles P. Murray Jr. Post 641 will host an Oktoberfest Party Friday October 3, 6 p.m.–12 a.m., 534 South Beltline Boulevard. 782-5943.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Charles P. Murray Jr. Post 641 will host a Merlin Jones Jam Session Sunday October 19, 1–8 p.m., 534 South Beltline Boulevard. 782-5943.

Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. Chapter 303 will sponsor a special seminar October 21, 7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 6, 200 Pickens Street. This seminar is of great importance of all service men and women (especially MARINES), who were stationed at Camp Lejeune between 1957-1987. 788-9498.

WWII veterans are invited to submit recollections to an expandable repository. A brief orientation will be held Tuesday, September 30, 6–7 p.m., Richland Library’s Walker Local History Room (WLHR) to explain what materials are suitable for inclusion in a new and expanding collection of WWII accounts, and how material may be submitted. Material may be sent electronically to In subject line please insert Capital Salute. Veterans also may mail typed or written submission to: Richland Library, 1431 Assembly Street, Attention: Walker Local History Room/Capital Salute. Columbia, SC 29201. Submission deadline is November 5, 2014.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia will hold its next volunteer orientation session October 9, 6–7 p.m., 4300 North Main Street. or 691-5700.


City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department will host the fall session of the Real Women Workshop Saturday, September 27, 9 a.m., Greenview Park. 754-5223.

Basket Weaving Workshop will be held Saturday, September 27, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Edisto Discovery Park, 1914 Wiley Drive. 545-3093 or

Drawing and Painting Workshop for Children ages five-17 will be held Saturday, October 4, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. for ages five-10) and 1–4 p.m. for ages 11-17, Edisto Discovery Park, 1914 Wiley Street. 545-3093 or

Low-Calorie Cracked Candy Mosaic Art Workshop will be held Saturday, October 4 and Saturday, October 11, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Art Center, 1928 Calhoun Street. 545-3093 or

Collage Art Workshop will be held Saturday, October 25, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Edisto Discovery Park, 1914 Wiley Street. 545-3093 or

Halloween style Raku Workshop will be held Saturday, October 25, 9 a.m.–7 p.m. 545-3093 or

Pottery Workshop for Children ages five-16 will be held November 1. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. for ages five–nine, 1:30–4:30 p.m. for ages 10-16, Art Center, 1928 Calhoun Street. 545-3093 or

Canning Workshops will be held at State Farmer’s Market, Phillips Market Center, 3501 Charleston Highway, West Columbia, September 30, 10–2 p.m.; and Lexington Extension office, 605 West Main Street, Lexington, October 21, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. or 874-2354 ext. 113.

The Lourie Center, in cooperation with AARP of South Carolina, will offer “Life Reimagined,” an interactive lecture and workshop, Monday October 13, 2–3:30 p.m., 1650 Park Circle. 779-1971 or

Introduction to Basic Mediation (After-Work Training) will be held October 18, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; October 20–23, 5–8 p.m. , 4801 Colonial Drive.

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