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701 Center for Contemporary Art is accepting proposals for its Youth Summer Art Workshops 2019. Have a cool art workshop idea you want to teach? Let CCA know. CCA will offer five weeks of summer camp sessions designed for ages six–17. Sessions are one week, Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Session 1—June 24–28; Session 2— July 8–12; Session 3—July 15–19; Session 4—July 22–26; Session 5— July 29–August 2. Deadline to submit proposals is January 31, 2019. or 803-319-9949.

Columbia Art Center is accepting artists for its 2019 Art Along the Trail showcase at Riverfront Park now through Sunday, July 1. Columbia Art Center and park rangers with the Columbia Parks & Recreation Department have partnered to offer an interactive visual and performing arts experience Saturday, October 5, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., south end of Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel Street. 803-545-3093 or


JUMPS Future Leaders Summer Camp, sponsored by Save Our Sons of the Carolinas, will be held July 8 – July 12 for ages 12 to 18, St. John Holistic Wellness Center, 222 J.W. Neal Circle. 803-447-1291.


City Baptist Jubilee Choir Union will hold its Annual Banquet Friday, July 19, 7–10 p.m., Levi C. Chavous Conference Center, 5335 Ridgeway Street. 803-463-8773 or


Columbia Police Department is accepting donations for the Annual “Fan the Heat” Program. CPD will be collecting air conditioning units, fans, and financial contributions from now until Labor Day—Headquarters, 1 Justice Square; East Region, 446 Spears Creek Church Road, Elgin; Metro Region, 1800 Main Street; North Region, 3905 Ensor Avenue; South Region, 2132 Devine Street; or West Region, 690 Club Road. 545-3555 or 545-3500.


Every Thursday Shag night at Bill’s Music Shop, shag lessons are held 9–9:30 p.m.; Shag Dance, 9:30–11 p.m.; Line Dance lessons second and third Thursday, 6–8:30 p.m.; Partner dance lessons first and fourth Thursdays, 7–8:30 p.m., Bill’s Pickin Parlor, 710 Meeting Street, West Columbia. 893-796-6477 or

Heart ’n Soul will hold a dance at the Main Street Public House Friday, July 5, 7 p.m. 803-834-3409 or


Sustainable Midlands will host the 10th Annual Tasty Tomato Festival Saturday, July 13, 1–7 p.m., Earlewood Park , 1113 Recreation Drive.


Botany Walk on the Historic Horseshoe is held the third Tuesday of each month, 11 a.m.–noon—A walk around USC’s Horseshoe, with seasonal observations of the flowers, shrubs, and trees, led by staff from the USC Herbarium. Meet on the steps of McKissick Museum. 803-777-8196.


Riggs Partners will hold its 22nd annual CreateAthon event to benefit Midlands and Upstate area nonprofits October 17-18. CreateAthon is a 24-hour creative marathon during which professionals provide marketing services to nonprofit organizations on a pro bono basis. Application deadline is July 15.


Carolina Bay Farms has begun an onsite farmers’ market first and third Saturdays, May–September, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., 5301 Lower Richland Boulevard, Hopkins. 803-422-4929.

A “Seeds of Hope” Family Farmer will sell fresh produce in the Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow Street – Devine street parking lot—Thursdays, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. or until sold out.

The Shandon United Methodist “Missions Possible Garage Sale” will be held Friday, August 16, 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 17, 8 a.m.1 p.m., Shandon UMC, 3407 Devine Street.


Columbia Luncheon Club hosted by the Greater Columbia Community Relations Council, meets the first Friday of each month, 12–1:15 p.m., Columbia Chamber, 930 Richland Street. 803-733-1134.


The South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum will participate in the tenth annual Blue Star Museums program to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families this summer. The Relic Room will be offering the free admission to military personnel and up to five family members every normal day of operation this summer, 301 Gervais Street. The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military — Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.


City of Columbia’s Summer Movies Series has begun. Movies will be shown every other Friday night June 7–August 2, 7:45 p.m., amphitheater at Earlewood Park, 1113 Recreation Drive. The following movies are free and open to the public—June 21, Spider- Man: Into the Spider- Verse (PG); July 5, Bumblebee (PG-13); July 19, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (PG-13); and August 2, Captain Marvel (PG-13). 803-545-3100.

Columbia Parks & Recreation Department will host a free dive-in movie Aquaman June 28, 7–10 p.m., Maxcy Gregg Pool, 1655 Park Circle, to kick off the city’s annual summer teen program. Appropriate swimwear is required. 803-545-3100.

Olympia Mill Village Museum, “The story of Olympia Mill Village Life in 1920s,” open Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., 1170 Olympia Avenue.


City of Columbia’s live outdoor summer concert series at Finlay Park returns June 8. The free Summer Concert Series will be held 7–10 p.m. on the following dates— June 22, The Mighty Kicks; July 6, Pieces of a Dream; July 20, The Drifters Tribute Band; and August 3, Tony Terry, Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street. 803-545-3100.

Make Music Columbia will return for its fifth year with a wild and wonderful mix of free outdoor musical events Friday, June 21. A full schedule of events will be available before June 21 at

Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra will present its “Star Spangled Symphonic Salute” Concert Wednesday, July 3, 8 p.m., Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road. or 803-400-3540.

The 7th edition of the Reggaetronic Music Festival presented by Tidewater Boats and Monster Energy will be held July 13, 11 a.m., Lake Murray.


South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) is currently accepting nominations for year two of its “Women Vision SC” initiative. All nominations are to be submitted by July 17.


Booker T. Washington’s 50th High School Reunion will be held August 23, 7–11 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 8910 Farrow Road. 407-509-2449.


Registration for Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin’s 10th Annual Drills & Skills Clinics for youth ages 6-13 began Monday, June 10. The Drills & Skills Clinics, which will be held for one week in both July and August, helps expand youth skills in the following sports: basketball, tennis, golf, soccer, football, and cheerleading. The clinics will be held July 15–19 and August 5–9 at various locations across the City—6–8 p.m., July 15–19—Cheerleading, boys and girls ages six–13, Charles R. Drew Wellness Center gym, 2101 Walker Solomon Way; Golf, boys and girls ages six–13, James E. Clyburn Golf Center, 2091 Slighs Avenue; Flag Football, boys and girls ages six–13, Charles R. Drew Wellness Center green space, 2101 Walker Solomon Way. Registration for first session ends Friday, July 5. Session Two—August 5–9 (registration for the following sports will begin Monday, July 15)—Basketball, boys and girls ages six–nine, Hyatt Park, 950 Jackson Avenue; boys and girls ages 10–13, Greenview Park, 6700 David Street; Soccer, boys and girls ages six–13: Greenview Park, 6700 David Street; Tennis, boys and girls ages six–13, Greenview Park, 6700 David Street. Registration period for second session will end Friday, July 26. 803-545-3100.

Columbia Metropolitan Airport will host a free yoga event in celebration of International Yoga Day Friday, June 21, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., in the terminal overlooking the runway. day-tickets-62578556146?utmmedium= discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content= attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utmterm= listing

The 13th Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence will be held Saturday, October 5, 8:30 a.m., Finlay Park. Register at


Narconon can help with overcoming addiction in families. 1-800-431-1754.


Capital City/Lake Murray Country will launch a campaign, Staycation Week, June 21–30, 2019.


Mixed Media Jewelry one day workshop will be held Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

Face Sculpting one day workshop will be held Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

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