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Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Parekh and Robert Schaeffer stand behind Marina Lomazov during part of The Legendary Pianos Tour sponsored by Rice Music House through June 24. For a schedule of events contact the USC School of Music, 803-576- 5763 or visit

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Parekh and Robert Schaeffer stand behind Marina Lomazov during part of The Legendary Pianos Tour sponsored by Rice Music House through June 24. For a schedule of events contact the USC School of Music, 803-576- 5763 or visit


The Columbia Museum of Art will present Material Terrain, A Sculptural Exploration of Landscape and Place July 6- August 26.


The McCrory Galleri, 1276 Assembly St., will present an exhibition of paintings and drawings De Gospel Accordin tuh WHO?? : The ART of TYRONE GETER , Sun., June 17- Sun., July 29. 400-1205.


Author Walter Cisco will be at the Happy Bookseller June 20, 5- 7 pm. 782-2665.


Columbia City Jazz Dance School will hold a dance camp July 30- Aug. 3, 9 am- 1 pm for kids ages 6- 10.


GSSM’s Summer Science Program will be June 17- 23, June 24- 30, and July 8- 14. Contact Jacqulyne Pouncey, 252-9152.

The 18th annual Bearcat Soccer Camp will be July 9- 13 at Granby Education Center, 6- 8 pm each night. Applications are due July 2.

The Palmetto Center for Women will host the Kids’ Scene Summer Camp weekdays through Aug. 14, 8 am – 6 pm for K5- fifth graders. 252-2151.

A summer arts camp at Earlewood and the Arts Center will be June 18- 22, ages 8- 11, June 25- 29, ages 12 and up, & July 9- 13, ages 4- 7. The classes will be from 10 am- noon. Contact Steve Hewitt, 545-3091.

The Capital City Youth Academy Summer Enrichment Program will be Mon.- Fri., 6 am- 6 pm. 477-7178.


Shady Grove United Methodist Church will host Vacation Bible School June 18- 22, 6- 8:30 pm. 781-4832.

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church , 900 Calhoun St., will sponsor lunchtime concerts June 19, July 10, and 24 at noon. 414-7803.

Bethel United Methodist Church, 4600 Daniel Dr., will host Vacation Bible School June 17- 21, 5:30- 8 pm. 787-3058.

Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas will host a World Refugee Day celebration June 23, 11 am- 3 pm at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1301 Richland St. 750-9917.


Horrell Hill Family and Community Leaders Club meets the first Thursday of each month at 10:30 am. Contact Alice Williams, 776-7888.

The Richland County Republican Party meets the fourth Monday of every month, 6 pm at the Suggs & Kelly Law Center, 500 Taylor St. Contact Lou Nolan, 254-9543.

Columbia’s Parks and Recreation Toastmasters Club meets at noon the first and third Tuesdays of the month at The Charles R. Drew Wellness Center, 2102 Walker Solomon Way. Contact Larry S. Thompson, 545-3095.

The Business Association of Columbia meets every Wednesday at the Summit Club for breakfast to share sales’ leads. Contact Ken Connor, 256-2354.

The Downtown Columbia Lions Club meets the first and third Mondays for lunch. Contact Lloyd Pitts, 798-8256.


The S.C. State Museum will host Breakfast with the Aliens Sat., June 16, 8:30- 9:30 am. 898-4902.


Columbia Harmonizers male chorus/ensemble meets Thursdays, 7:30 pm at Shandon United Methodist Church, 3407 Devine St. 798-1538.

The Summer Concert Series , will run through Aug. 25, 7- 10 pm. All concerts are free and food and beverages will be available.

The Sterling Chamber players’ mentoring project and chamber music concert will be Fri., June 22, 8 pm at

Sterling Hall, 320 Senate St. 252-2001.

The Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra and Lexington County Choral Society will present a patriotic concert June 30, 8 pm at Dreher Island State Park, Chapin Pavilion #14. Gigantic fireworks display begins at 9:15 pm. 732-5507.

The Lake Murray symphony Orchestra will hold auditions for violins, violas, cello and bass players. Contact Sylvia Howell, 359-4929.

Dick Goodwin and the Skipp Pearson Foundation will present a free outdoor concert Sun., June 24, 5- 7 pm at The State House’s North Lawn. 400-1205.

The CMC Steel Rhythm on the River Concert Series will present Bentz Kirby’s Singer/Songwriter Night Sat., June 16 at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater, 5- 8 pm and admission is free.

The Palmetto Concert Band will present a Concert in the Park, Sun., June 24, 7 pm on the Horseshoe Lawn at McKissick Museum on the USC Campus. Admission is free and open to the public. Contact Traci Hair, 777-4278.


The Palmetto Center for Women will offer yoga and other health and wellness activities this summer.

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Main St. Marketplace will run May- June, 10 am- 2 pm on Boyd Plaza. Contact Nicole Grubbs, 779-4005, ext. 2042.

HogWyld’s Boat and Bike Benefit Bash will be Sat., June 16, 10 am- 10 pm at Big Birds Landing. Contact Sharon, 364-4143.

Congaree National Park is seeking volunteer to help with the annual Butterfly Count Sat., June 30, 9 am- 3 pm. Contact Theresa Yednock, 776-4396, ext. 21.

The 3rd annual A Night at the Cocoanut Grove will be Tues., June 26, 7- 10 pm at the Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle. Contact Charlotte Thom, 779-1971.

The C. A. Johnson Class of 1971 reunion will be Sat., June 23, 5 pm at the Palmetto City Classic Office, 2219- C Two Notch Road. 234-1650 or 786-7164.

The Palmetto Center for Women will host You’re never too old for college Wed., June 27, noon- 1 pm. 252-2151 or

A Taste of Newberry will be Fri., June 22, 5- 7:30 pm in downtown Newberry’s historic Memorial Square.

276-1547 or

Richland County Public Library’s Teen Fashion Week will be July 23- 27. 929-3434 or


Palmetto Health Baptist will offer babysitting courses June 20 & 21, July 9 & 10, and July 18 & 19, 9 am- 3:30 pm. 296-2273.

Midlands Tech will offer a free workshop Motivating your employees-motivating yourself , Wed., June 20, 8:30- 10 am at the Northeast campus. 732-0432.

The Shepherd’s Center of St. Andrews’ summer session will be June 12- July 17.


The Shepherd’s Center of Columbia will have a brief summer session beginning July 11- Aug. 1. 770-4449.

The S.C. Barbeque Cooking School will be June 22- 23 at the Rodeo Arena in South Congaree in Lexington County. 782-9595 or

The Capital Senior Center in Maxcy Gregg Park will hold a six- week seminar through July 21.

The Palmetto Center for Women will offer an

Entrepreneurial Panel Thurs., June 21, 6:30- 8 pm. $20 members $25 nonmembers. 252-2151 or

Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals will hold a meeting for those with heart problems and their families the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. 256-5463.

Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals will offer a safe driver class Mon., June 18 and Tues., June 19, noon- 4 pm. 256-5955.

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