Columbia Star



Pawmetto Lifeline has been made aware that South Carolina now has positive cases of a new dog virus called canine influenza. Pawmetto Lifeline recommends vaccinating dogs against both canine influenza H3N8 and H3N2 and has the CIV Bivalent vaccine available. (This vaccine protects against BOTH strains.) Special vaccination hours at Pawmetto Lifeline Spay/Neuter Clinic will be Monday–Thursdays, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Fridays, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 2–4 p.m.; first and third Saturdays, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; and every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with Care-A-Van. (visit for full schedule of locations in South Carolina.) or


University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum’s exhibition Scenic Impressions: Southern Interpretations from the Johnson Collection, will run through August 5, 2nd floor, North Gallery, corner of Pendleton and Bull street. 803-777-7251 or

The City of Columbia Art Center, Parks and Recreation Department is currently looking for artists who wish to participate in “Art Along the Trail” Saturday October 14. Specifically, artists are wanted who are willing to share their art with others. There is no fee for artist participation.


Remington College will hold its 8th annual Cuts for Kids, offering free back-to-school haircuts for students 17 and under, Tuesday, August 1–Thursday, August 31, 607 Bush River Road. Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.; Monday and Wednesday, 1–3 p.m.; Friday, 1–2 p.m. For appointments, call The Salon at Remington at 803- 214-9062. Walk-ins are also welcome.


St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, with Rev. Tula Henson, rector, holds services Sundays, 10 a.m., 900 Calhoun Street. 803-765-1519 or

Wednesdays@First Lunch Service—First Presbyterian Church lunch service is each Wednesday; lunch served at 11:30 a.m., brief service 12:20–12:50 p.m. Hot lunch $6; soup and salad $5. Jackson Hall, 1324 Marion Street. 799-9062.

Redeemer Northeast Church is a new church meeting at Jeep Rogers YMCA, 900 Lake Carolina Drive, Sundays, 10 a.m.

Prophetic Release Conference will be held July 27–28, 7:30 p.m., Miracle Faith Christian Center, 7700 Caughman Road. 803-661-7112.

New Free Hope Independent Church, 1128 Marthan Road, Blythewood, will hold its Annual Mid-Summer Revival July 19–21, 7 p.m.; and Sunday, July 23, 2 p.m. 803-735-7944.

Grace United Methodist Church, 410 Harbison Boulevard, will hold its annual Vacation Bible School July 23-27, 6–8 p.m. The VBS is open to all three-year-old preschoolers through sixth grade.


PARK(ing) Day, an annual open-source global event where citizens, artists, and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created, and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat … at least until the meter runs out. The City of Columbia, in partnership with the American Society for Landscape Architects and One Columbia for Arts and History, will help facilitate Park(ing) Day Friday, September 15, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. To Par(k)ticipate—get the application; plan your park; get the necessary insurance, or if you are an artist or with an arts organization, contact One Columbia (803-254-5008 or for support; complete the application; submit the application by 5 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2017; apply to bag meter by noon, Friday, September 8, 2017.


The Lourie Center will present the “Beach Ball,” a summer dance and concert featuring R&B band Heart ’n Soul Friday, August 4, 7–10:30 p.m., 1650 Park Circle. 803-779-1971 or


The statewide quilt guild, Quilters of South Carolina will present its Members’ Quilt Exhibit during the annual Quilting Expo Friday and Saturday, July 21 and 22, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Jamil Shrine Center, 206 Jamil Road.


Men’s Wearhouse will partner with the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families for the launch of the retailer’s 10th Annual National Suit Drive, a nationwide initiative that collects donations of gently used professional attire for unemployed Americans. Clothing collected at Men’s Wearhouse stores in the Columbia area between July 1 and July 31 will be distributed to participants enrolled in job readiness training in our 17 fatherhood program centers throughout the state. Suits and other clothing items can be dropped off at Men’s Wearhouse locations—120 Columbiana Circle, 701 Harden Street, and 231 Forum Drive.


Columbia Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with the Clemson Cooperative Extension to host a series of gardening workshops designed to give participants the tools needed to start and maintain a healthy garden. The free workshops are open to beginner and experienced gardeners, and will be held at 10 a.m. at the Earlewood Park Community Center, 1113 Parkside Drive on the following Saturdays: August 26—What Vegetables Grow in Fall and Winter in South Carolina; September 16—Incorporating Fruit in Your Garden; October 21—Canning & Preserving; November 18—Starting Seeds. 803-545-3100.

Garden Workshop Southern Garden Perennials will be held Saturday, July 29, 10 a.m.–noon, Seibels House, 1601 Richland Street. or 803-252-1770 ext. 23.


Dollar Sunday at the Hampton-Preston Mansion & Gardens will be held Sunday, July 16, 2:30 p.m., Hampton- Preston Mansion, 1615 Blanding Street. or 803-252-1770.


Business Expo and Employment Fair will be held Saturday August 5, 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Florence Civic Center, 3300 West Radio Drive, Florence, S.C. 843-245-8048.


Lower Richland High School Library, in partnership with Richland School District One and Richland Library, will be open through August 3, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Monday–Thursday, 2615 Lower Richland Boulevard. 803-587-3637.


Seeds of Hope Farmer’s Market—Mr. and Mrs. Abraham McFadden, family farmers from Clarendon County, will bring fresh fruits and vegetables to Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow Street, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. each Thursday through August. or 803-771-4408.

Multiples of the Midlands (The MoM Club) will host its fall/winter consignment sale Saturday, August 26, 7 a.m.–noon, Health and Wellness Center, Brookland Baptist Church, 1066 Sunset Boulevard/Highway 378, West Columbia.


NAMI Education meetings are held second Tuesday of each month at Trenholm Road Methodist Church, 3401 Trenholm Road, 6–7:30 p.m., Room 110.

Weekly meeting of Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families is held every Thursday, 7–8 p.m., ACOA Club, 2015 College Street.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) monthly luncheon meeting is held 11:30 a.m., second Friday of each month, Seawell’s on Rosewood Avenue. 803-796-3106.


The City of Columbia’s Summer Movies Series will be held at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street. Movies will be shown Friday nights through July 28. The following movies are free and open to the public: July 14, Finding Dory; July 21, Zootopia; July 28, Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them. Pre-show activities begin at 7:30 p.m. Movies will begin at sunset. 803-545-3100.

Summer Drive-In Series, presented by What’s Next Midlands, will be held monthly at Historic Columbia Speedway in Cayce—Saturday, July 22: Horror Night ( The Shining); and Saturday, August 12: Star Wars Night ( Rogue One). Gates will open at 7 p.m. for each event, and the movie will start shortly after sundown.


Columbia Museum of Art will present the summer exhibition That ’70s Show: Cool Art from the Collection, featuring rarely seen works from a decade-sized slice of the CMA collection of contemporary art, on view through Sunday, September 17.

Columbia Museum of Art will offer reduced admission pricing for the duration of building renovations, scheduled for completion in the fall of 2018. Museum-goers gain entry for half the regular amount: Adults are now $6, seniors and military $5, and students $2.50. Children six years old and under remain free.


The Anglican Church of the Epiphany, 2512 Beltline Boulevard, holds an organ and piano recital under the direction of Matthew Ganong every Thursday at noon. Free and open to public.

Country music singer Easton Corbin will perform a free concert on the weigh-in stage at Colonial Life Arena Sunday, August 13, 4 p.m. before the world’s premier bass anglers weigh their final-day limits at the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup – professional bass fishing’s world championship.

The City of Columbia’s live Outdoor Concert Series will be held at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street, 7–10 p.m. July 15 (Beach/Variety)—Ocean Breeze; July 29 (Variety)—The Voltage Brothers; and August 12 (R&B)—S.O.S. Band. 803-545-3100.


CA Johnson High School graduating class of 1967 will celebrate its 50th class reunion October 6–8, 803-463- 8773 or

Airport High School’s Classes of 1964 and 1965 will hold their Annual Class Reunion July 22, 6 p.m., Country Club of Lexington. 269-9063,, 794-7073, or


The Xtra Inch, in partnership with the First Choice Medicaid health plan, will hold First Choice Fit® Marcus Lattimore youth football camps for boys and girls ages five–17, July 22, 8 a.m.–2 p.m., Heathwood Hall School, 3000 S. Beltline Boulevard. 1-843-569-4643 or

Richland County Sheriff’s Foundation (RCSF) will host the Annual Leon Lott Golf Classic Monday, September 18, 8 a.m., Columbia Country Club, 135 Columbia Club Drive, Blythewood. or 803-429-6659.

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin will host the 8th Annual Drills & Skills Clinics for youth ages six–13 July 17–21 and August 7–11. The clinics will be held 6–8 p.m. at the following locations: First session: July 17–21, Cheerleading, Charles R. Drew Wellness Center gym, 2101 Walker Solomon Way; Golf, James E. Clyburn Golf Center, 2091 Slighs Avenue; Flag Football, Charles R. Drew Wellness Center green space, 2101 Walker Solomon Way. Registration for the first session ends Wednesday, July 12. Second session: August 7–11, Tennis and Soccer, Greenview Park, 6700 David Street; Basketball for ages six–nine, Hyatt Park, 950 Jackson Avenue; for ages 10- 13, Greenview Park, 6700 David Street. Registration for the second session ends Wednesday, August 2. To register, visit; submit applications to the Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 1111 Parkside Drive; or call 803-545-3100.

The Alzheimer’s Association South Carolina Chapter will hold its 9th annual “A Ride to Remember,” a cross-state cycling event. Over 350 cyclists will undertake a 252-mile journey from Greenville to Charleston July 14–16.


Divorce Care for Men and Women will be held Wednesdays through July 19, 7–9 p.m., Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. or 803-606-2999.


South Carolina’s Sales Tax Holiday weekend will kick off Friday, August 4 and run through Sunday, August 6. During the annual Sales Tax Holiday, a variety of approved school supply items are exempt from the 6 percent state sales tax and any applicable local taxes. Shoppers will pay no sales tax on items ranging from clothing and shoes to book bags and computers. Items such as jewelry, cosmetics, eyewear, furniture, and layaway purchases are not exempt. For more information about this year’s Sales Tax Holiday and for a detailed list of exempt items, please visit the South Carolina Department of Revenue’s website

Five Points and Devine Street merchants are teaming up for their annual Summer Sidewalk Sale August 4–6 during Tax Free Weekend. or


Behind-The-Scenes Tour, Curtiss-Wright Hangar and The Hangar Lofts will be held Thursday, July 27, 6–8 p.m., Curtiss-Wright Hangar, 1400 Jim Hamilton Boulevard. or 803-252-7742 ext. 15.


NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program will be held Wednesdays, through September 13, 6–8:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. 803-206-2916 or

Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) workshops will be held Friday, July 21, 6–9 p.m.; Saturday, July 22, 9 a.m.–9 p.m.; and Sunday, July 23, 1:30–8 p.m., Columbia Friends Meeting House, 120 Pisgah Church Road. 803-470-4432.

Lower Richland Heritage and Genealogy Society will present The Green Book of South Carolina: A Travel Guide to S.C. African American Cultural Sites Sunday, July 16, 3 p.m., Richland County Library, Main Branch, Assembly Street. 678-643-1616 or 803-467-0202.

City Baptist Jubilee Choir Union will sponsor a shape note workshop Saturday, August 5, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Second Nazareth Baptist Church, 2300 Elmwood Avenue. 803-851-1844.

Community Development department will host its second session of a quarterly conversation called “Speak Out! A Conversation on Fair Housing” Thursday, July 27, 8:30–9:30 a.m., 1509 Lady Street. 803-545-3373.

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