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Life Care Center of Columbia will host its annual First Responders Appreciation Breakfast Friday, September 8, 8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m., 2514 Faraway Drive. 803-865-1999 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.


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.

Kingsmen Breakfast will be held Saturday, September 16, 8–10 a.m., Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. 803-798-4488 or

Victory Bible School International classes will be held Tuesdays, 6–8 p.m., 1700 Alta Vista Drive, Suite 270. 803-764-2720.

Life Living Ministrieswill present the gospel play, Don’t Cheat Yourself Friday, September 8, 7 p.m.; and Saturday, September 9, 2 and 7 p.m., 6708 Two Notch Road. 803-404-0478 or 803-865-9050.

Columbia Grace Church of the Nazarene will host a food drive, in conjunction with Harvest Hope Food Bank, to benefit the community, including the numerous workers who have recently been laid off in the Midlands, September 9, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., 5403 Pinestraw Road. 719-963-4260 or 803-782-6327.

Shandon Presbyterian’s Outreach Ministry invites the Shandon neighborhood to fill a truck with donations for Harvest Hope. Look for the classic Chevy Cheyenne pickup in the parking lot, 607 Woodrow Street, and drop off nonperishable food items 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, September 9, and 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Sunday, September 10.


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.

City of Columbia is hosting the #LoveColumbia Photo Challenge, a city initiative that encourages citizens of Columbia to submit photos via social media of the images they love in the city. To enter the contest, tag the City of Columbia on social media (Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter) and use #LoveColumbia Photo Challenge to identify a contest entry. Photos must include images that are within the city limits. The winning photo will be based on the total number of “likes, favorites, retweets, etc.” that are received by September 16.


The 2017 S.C. Governor’s Opioid Summit will be held September 6–7 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Sponsored by the S.C. Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS), the Summit will be a statewide response to the opioid epidemic, bringing together healthcare professionals, state and local agencies, concerned citizens and law enforcement to collaborate on solutions.


The 8th Annual Summer Celebration of Water will be held Saturday, September 16, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Eau Claire Unity Festival will be held Saturday, September 9, noon–8 p.m., Hyatt Park, 4200 Main Street.

Historic Columbia will host the 39th Annual Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture Saturday, September 16, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Mann-Simons Site, 1403 Richland Street.


Midlands Heart Ball will be held January 20, 2018, State Fair Grounds, Cantey Building 1200 Rosewood Drive.

Midlands Heart Walk, sponsored by the American Heart Association, will be held March 24, 2018, Colonial Life Arena.

The Five Points Association and the Babcock Center Foundation will host the 9th Annual Long’s Bar Stool Classic throughout Five Points bars and restaurants, starting at 5 p.m., September 8. The Long’s Bar Stool Classic is an eight hole putt-putt bar crawl with proceeds benefiting the Babcock Center Foundation. The official after-party will be at Jake’s, 2112 Devine Street.

Music Gives to St. Jude Kids will be held Friday, September 1, Foxfield Bar and Grill, 406 Howard Street.

Harvest Hope Food Bank and the Palmetto Woodturners will partner for Bowls for the Hungry, a silent auction of hand crafted bowls to raise money for Harvest Hope Food Bank, Thursday, September 7, 5:30–8:30 p.m., Hall at Senate’s End, 320 Senate Street.


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: September 16—Incorporating Fruit in Your Garden; October 21—Canning & Preserving; November 18—Starting Seeds. 803-545-3100.


West Columbia Family History Center will celebrate its Second Anniversary, Saturday, September 9. The Center will be available 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1330 Whippoorwill Drive, West Columbia. Classes in starting Family History in both English and Spanish, Researching Native American History, and other classes will be available. 803-939-1633.


All Richland Library locations will be closed Sunday, September 3 and Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day. Library will reopen 9 a.m., Tuesday, September 5.

Literacy and Laughter with Sharon Draper will be held 6:30–8:30 p.m., Friday, September 8, Richland Library Sandhills, 763 Fashion Drive. Draper is a five-time, Coretta Scott King award-winning author of many books for children and teens, including Out of My Mind, Copper Sun, Tears of a Tiger, and Double Dutch. 803-587-3637.


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.

A free screening of the film, My Hero Brother will be held Thursday, September 14, 7 p.m., Katie and Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center.


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 Baroque will celebrate its 10th Anniversary Season Friday, September 8, with “Celebration of Jerry Curry with Adam Knight Gilbert” 7 p.m., USC School of Music Recital Hall, 813 Assembly Street.

Balloons & Tunes will be held September 22, 6–8 p.m., Doko Meadows in Blythewood. Bring a blanket or some chairs and enjoy a free concert by the VillageBands, see the hot air balloon, and enjoy a variety of food trucks.

Dixieland Jazz Concert will be held Sunday, September 10, 2:30–5:00 p.m., Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle, Maxcy Gregg Park. or 803-432-1504.


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

Dreher High Class of ’68, please contact Beth Grimes Williams with your email address for information on the upcoming Class of ’68 reunion scheduled for April 6, 2018. or 803-960-1432.


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.

Tai Chi for Health Classes will begin September 11 and will be held Mondays, 6:30–8 p.m., McGregor Presbyterian Church, 6505 St. Andrews Road, Irmo; Thursdays, 6:30–8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2701 Heyward Street, Columbia; and Tuesday and Thursdays, 9–10 a.m., South Carolina Education Association, 421 Zimalcrest Drive, Columbia. or 803-727-9576.

The Five Points Association and the Babcock Center Foundation will host the 9th Annual Long’s Bar Stool Classic, 5 p.m., September 8. The Long’s Bar Stool Classic is an 8-hole putt-putt bar crawl with proceeds benefiting the Babcock Center Foundation.

The Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) will host Columbia Team Hope Walk September 9, 10 a.m., Irmo Community Park, Irmo.

The First Tee of Columbia at the James E. Clyburn Golf Center will hold its Fall Golf Session for children ages five–17 September 13–November 4. Registration information— Peewees (New and current participants) for ages five–six, Thursdays, 5:30–6:30 p.m.; PLAYer (First time or returning participants) for ages seven–17, Wednesdays, 5:15–6:45 p.m. or Saturdays, 8:30–10 a.m.; Par (Must have PLAYer Level certification to participate), Thursdays, 5:15–6:45 p.m.; Birdie (Must have Par Level certification to participate), Saturdays, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Deadline to register is Friday, September 1. Registration is accepted at or in person at the James E. Clyburn Golf Center, 2091 Slighs Avenue.

Spes Technologies will host the 2017 SC WOD for the Fallen as well as the SC Run for the Fallen. Consisting of two separate events, WOD for the Fallen will be held September 9, noon. Scheduled for November 4–5, the third annual SC Run for the Fallen takes place over 120 miles from Charleston to Columbia. The race dedicates each mile to a fallen South Carolina soldier with an American Flag and biographical card to honor their memories. The end of the race is signified by a 5K that ends at the State House with a short ceremony.

The Honor Project will host its third annual charitable golf tournament Monday, September 11, to benefit local first responders, Cobblestone Park Golf Club, Blythewood. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. The tournament will be paired with a WildMayhem music concert at 8 p.m., Music Farm Columbia, 1022 Senate Street.


Columbia Parks and Recreation Department is offering a variety of day and overnight trips for adults age 50 and older through its 2017 Senior Trips Program, including Cherokee Indian Casino, 6 a.m.–8 p.m., Thursday, November 2; Apple picking in Hendersonville, N.C., Thursday, September 7; Senior Beach Retreat, Monday, October 16–Thursday, October 19; Holiday Lights/Shopping Trip to North Charleston Tanger Outlets, Monday, December 4; Key West and Cozumel Cruise, Monday, December 11–Friday, December 15. programs/senior/trips or 803-545-3100.


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

Wood Burning Basics workshop will be held Saturday September 16, 12–4 p.m., 1227 Taylor Street. Registration deadline is September 1. 803-545-3093 or

Mountain Dulcimer Workshop, sponsored by the Dulcimores of South Carolina, will be held Saturday, September 30, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, Blythewood.

Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) Workshop will be held Friday, September 15, 6–9 p.m.; Saturday, September 16, 9 a.m.–9 p.m.; and Sunday, September 17, 1–6 p.m., Columbia Friends Meeting House, 120 Pisgah Church Road. Register online at

Columbia Writer’s Alliance will host “Putting It into Words: Our Voices, Visions and Values” 2017 Writers Conference In Honor of the Emanuel Nine September 8, 6:30 p.m., Richland Library (Auditorium) Sandhills, 763 Fashion Drive and September 9, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., South Carolina Department of Archives, 8301 Parklane Road.

Atlantic Institute will host the Kindness Rock Project and invites families to help create a Kindness Rock Garden Tuesday, September 26, 6:30 p.m., 909 Shull Street, West Columbia.

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