2018-08-17 / Events



Columbia Animal Services, along with Lexington County Animal Services, will host a Clear the Shelter adoption special Saturday, August 18, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., 127 Humane Lane, Columbia, and 321 Ballpark Road, Lexington. 803-776-7387 or 803-785-8149.

Dog Walk—Woof Walk Wag, hosted by SQ Rescue, will be held October 14, Columbia Country Club. woofwalkwag.myevent.com.


Remington College Columbia Campus is offering free back-to-school haircuts for kids with its 10th Annual Cuts for Kids through Friday, August 31, 607 Bush River Road. 803-214-9062.


Fan the Flame, a worship and spiritual renewal conference, will be held Friday, August 24, 5:30 p.m., and Saturday, August 25, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. 803-798-4488 ext. 106.

Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road, Fall Sermon Series with Dr. Stephen Chitty, will be held Sundays, September 9–December 9, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. www.ChristianLifeColumbia.com.

Bible Way Church of Atlas Road will host “Church and Community Day; Celebrating 50 Years on Atlas Road” Saturday, November 4, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., A.C. Jackson Wellness Center, 2608 Atlas Road. 803-917-4653.

Author and speaker Liz Curtis Higgs will brings her biblical, down-to-earth humorous style to Columbia International University September 13, 7 p.m. CIU.edu/higgs.


Ensemble Eclectica will present We Could Have Danced All Night with Maestra Suzanna Pavlovsky, August 30, 7 p.m., The Hall, 320 Senate Street. eeclectica.bpt.me.


South Carolina State Fair is accepting entries for this year’s competitive events through September 1. The fair will be held October 10–21, 1200 Rosewood Drive. scstatefair.org/competitors.


The 8th annual Rosewood Art and Music Festival will be held September 29, 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Rockaways, 2719 Rosewood Drive. rosewoodfestival.com.

Palmetto Health Foundation is asking for donations for the 29th Festival of Trees, a signature fundraising event benefiting Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital to be held November 16–18 at the South Carolina State Museum. Auction item commitment forms are due by Friday, October 19, 5 p.m. FestivalofTreesColumbia.org.


Fresh produce from a Seeds of Hope family farm will be available Thurdays, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Shandon Presbyterian Church, Devine Street parking lot. 803-787-4258.


Lexington Medical Center will host “Wine on the River” fundraising event August 25, 7 p.m., West Columbia Riverwalk. LMCFoundation.com.

One of Columbia South Carolina’s March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction will return for its 20th year November 1, 6:30 p.m., Marriott in downtown Columbia. signaturechefs.org/columbia.

2018 Columbia Capital Rotary and District 7770 will present the First Annual Cart Gala—Coins for Alzheimer Research Trust with live music by Heart ’n Soul, Friday, August 17, 7–11 p.m., 1208 Washington Street. www.cartgala.org.

The 2nd Annual Columbia Music Gives to St. Jude Kids will be held Saturday, August 18, 5–11 p.m., Foxfield Bar and Grille, 406 Howard Street, just off Rosewood Drive. 803-609-7810.


S.C. Orchid Society will present its Summer and Fall Distinguished Orchid Speaker Series through the third Sunday of each month through October. The Society meets at 12:30 p.m., Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia Building, 1605 Park Circle. 803-606-1224 or chambleec@gmail.com.

Hyatt Park Pollinator Garden Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held Wednesday, August 22, 9:30 a.m., Hyatt Park, 950 Jackson Avenue. 803-545-3100.

The W. Gordon Belser Arboretum will host its monthly open house Sunday, August 19, 1–4 p.m., 4080 Bloomwood Road. Arboretu@mailbox.sc.edu.


Columbia Green Grant Committee is accepting grant applications for two grant programs, Neighborhood Beautification Grant and Tree Initiative Grant with awards from $500 to $3,000. Non-profits, churches, parks, homeowner associations, and schools in the Columbia metropolitan area can apply. Deadline is October 1, 2018. Find applications and guidelines at columbiagreen.org.


The South Carolina Department of Transportation will hold Carolina Crossroads Public Hearing to present and solicit comments on the proposed solution to fix Malfunction Junction and the Draft Environmental

Impact Statement Thursday, August 23, 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Columbia Conference Center, 169 Laurelhurst Avenue. www.SCDOTCarolinaCrossroads.com.


Historic Columbia’s fourth annual Historic Water Balloon Battle, presented by The Art of Real Estate, will be held Friday, August 24, 5:30–7 p.m., on the grounds of the Robert Mills House & Gardens. historiccolumbia.org.


Igniting Innovation Gala, sponsored by Future Entrepreneurs Foundation, will be held Friday, September 21, 6–10 p.m., 1951 Pisgah Road, Florence. www.scfutureentrepreneurs.com.


Columbia Parks & Recreation Department will host a free showing of Marvel Studios’ blockbuster hit Black Panther Saturday, August 18, 7 p.m., Earlewood Park, 1111 Recreation Drive. 803-545-3100.


Columbia Baroque has announced its 2018-2019 Concert Series “Splendors of the Baroque,” with four concerts of Baroque music presented at the USC School of Music Friday, September 7; Tuesday, December 18; Friday, January 25; and Tuesday, May 14, 7 p.m., 813 Assembly Street. www.columbiabaroque.org.

University of South Carolina School of Music September 2018 events include Freeman Sundays Sunday, September 9, 3 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall; Serena Hill-LaRoche Faculty Voice Recital with Catherine Garner, piano Monday, September 10, 7:30 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall; The Luise E. Peake Music & Culture Colloquium Series: The Magical Black Gospel Choir Friday, September 14, 1:10 p.m., School of Music, Room 232; Carl DuPont Voice Master Class Friday, September 14, 2 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall; Michael Harley Faculty Bassoon Recital with Phillip Bush, piano Sunday, September 16, 3 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall; Arias and Barcarolles Recital: Songs and Instrumental Music of Leonard Bernstein Thursday, September 20, 7:30 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall; The Luise E. Peake Music & Culture Colloquium Series, Lecture/Performance: The Practice of Free Improvisation Friday, September 21, 1:10 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall; Angelo Xiang Yu Violin Master Class Monday, September 24, 7:30 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall; USC Symphony Orchestra Concert: Opening Night at the Symphony Tuesday, September 25, 7:30 p.m., Koger Center for the Arts; Conor Nelson Guest Artist Flute Recital Wednesday, September 26, 4:30 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall; The Luise E. Peake Music & Culture Colloquium Series: “A Movement, A Shadow, A Possibility: Queer Anxiety in Britten’s Operas” Friday, September 28, 1:10 p.m., School of Music, Room 232; Southern Exposure New Music Series: The Living Earth Show Friday, September 28, 7:30 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall; USC Wind Ensemble Concert Sunday, September 30, 4 p.m., Koger Center for the Arts. sc.edu/music


AC Flora High School class of 1963 will hold its 55 year August 18, Gregg Park Community Club House. 803-917-7181.


The sixth annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run & Walk will be held Friday, September 14, 7 p.m., Columbia’s Vista. The route for the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run & Walk begins near the First Responders Historic Remembrance Memorial next to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Lincoln Street. Participants will travel down Gervais Street, across the Gervais Street Bridge into Cayce, up the Blossom Street Bridge and back to Columbia’s Vista in the early evening. www.t2trunsc.org.

Lexington County Sheriff ’s Foundation Jailbreak Escape Urban Challenge Run will be held Saturday, August 18, 8 a.m., Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, 521 Gibson Road, Lexington. www.strictlyrunning.com.

Charles R. Drew Wellness Center is offering a Back-to- School membership special for new or renewing members during the month of August. 803-545-3200.

Black Philanthropy Month’s “Grown-Up Game Day” will be held Saturday, August 19, 3–7 p.m., Elm Abode. grownfolksgameday.eventbrite.com.

Registration for the City’s Youth Soccer League is open for boys and girls ages three–10. The league includes a Coed Division and a new Girls Division for ages seven–10. Registration deadline, Friday, August 24. Season begins 6–8:30 p.m., Wednesdays beginning September 19, T. S. Martin Park, 1810 Germany Street. www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation.


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


Historic Columbia’s Tours of Kensington Mansion will be held Saturday, September 8, 9 a.m., 12 p.m., and 3 p.m. in Eastover. www.historiccolumbia.org.


Sewing Basics workshop will be held Saturday, August 18, September 8, October 20, and November 3, noon–4 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

Turkish Cooking Classes will be held August 18 (Mozaik Tatli—mosaic sweet), September 15 (Baklava), October 20 (Dolma—stuffed peppers), November 17 (Patlican Kebap—eggplant kebab), January 19, 2019 (Dolma— stuffed grape leaves), February 16, 2019 (Mercimek koftesi—

lentil balls), March 16, 2019 (Kataifi—sweet dessert), and April 20, 2019 (Karisik Kizartma—eggplant stir fry), 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Istanbul Cultural Center, 909 Shull Street, West Columbia.

Lourie Center is launching Midlands Lifelong Learning Program, including Diseases of Famous People, Tuesdays October 2, 9, 16, and 23, 1–1:50 p.m.; Classically Columbia: Musical Understanding, Tuesdays October 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2–2:50 p.m.; Cyber Security, Wednesday, October 3 and Thursdays October 11, 18, and 25, 1–1:50 p.m.; Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda: Your Life, Your Future, Wednesday October 3 and Thursdays October 11, 18, and 25, 2–2:50 p.m., 1650 Park Circle. Register by calling 803-779-1971 or www.louriecentersc.com.

Meet Your First Responders: EMS will be held 6–7:30 p.m., Monday, August 20, Richland County Emergency Services, 1410 Laurens Street. www.richlandcountysc.gov/Residents/Engage-Richland/ Upcoming-Events.

Pet Registration Event with Animal Care Officers will be held 10 a.m.–noon, Saturday, August 25, Richland County Animal Care, Public Works Facility, 400 Powell Road. www.richlandcountysc .gov/Residents/Engage- Richland/ Upcoming-Events.

History and Hangars: Richland County’s Jim Hamilton- L.B. Owens Airport will be held 6–7:30 p.m., Thursday, September 6, 1400 Jim Hamilton Boulevard. www.rich landcountysc.gov/Residents/ Engage-Richland/ Upcoming-Events

Tour of the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center will be held 6:30–8 p.m., Thursday, September 27, 201 John Mark Dial Drive. www.richlandcountysc.gov/Residents/ Engage-Richland/Upcoming-Events.

Enhanced Mobility of Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities Section 5310 Application Workshop will be held September 10, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., River Center at Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road. www.eventbrite.com/e/ enhanced-mobility-of-seniorsindividuals with-disabilities-section-5310-applicationworkshops registration-47235999145

Strengthening Families Program From Growing Home Southeast will be held weekly for 14 sessions beginning Monday, September 10, 6–8 p.m., Saint John’s Baptist, 3404 W. Beltline Boulevard; Tuesday, September 11, 5:45–7:45 p.m., Seven Oaks Elementary, 2800 Ashland Road; Wednesday, September 12, 6–8 p.m., Hand Middle School, 2600 Wheat Street. Families must have a child ages six–11. 803-791-5513 ext. 101.

Mountain Dulcimer Workshop will be held Saturday, September 22, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, Blythewood. www.dulcimores.com.

September workshops at the Columbia Art Center include Life Drawing, Tuesdays September 4–25; 6:30–8:30 p.m.; The Contemplative Photographer, Saturdays September 8–29; 10 a.m.–12 p.m.; Plarn Crocheting, Wednesday September 19, 6–8 p.m.; Fairy House & Cottage Workshop for teens through adults, Saturday September 22, 10:30 a.m.–4 p.m., 1227-C Taylor Street. 803-545-3093 or www.ColumbiaSC.net/ parks-recreation.

Salsa Dance Group Class will be held Thursdays through August 30, 7–8 p.m., Blue Moon Ballroom, 554 Meeting Street. 803-908-3948.

Birthright of Columbia, a pro-life emergency pregnancy service, will begin training for Office Volunteers—individuals who provide one-on-one assistance to girls and women who are faced with an unplanned or problem pregnancy, beginning Tuesday, September 18, 6 p.m. and continuing for two successive Tuesdays, 1405 Gregg Street. 803-765-0165 or georgia@birthrightof columbia.org.

Project NAS (Not a Statistic) will host a Women’s Initiative and Resource Fair August 18, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Milton Kimpson Center for Graduate Studies and Continuing Education, 111 Doctors Circle. www.projectnas.org.

Window to the Ukraine, singing, dancing, native costumes, audience participation, a part of Columbia Art Center’s Cultural Art Series: Worlds of Creativity, will be held Thursday, September 6, 6–8 p.m., 1227–C Taylor Street. www.columbiasc.net.


Events at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden—Animal Enrichment Day, September 15, this fall favorite gives guests an opportunity to see the zoo’s residents sniff, stomp, pounce, and play with tempting treats designed to exercise their minds and bodies; Riverbanks ZOOfari, September 21, take an evening stroll through the zoo, catch a glimpse of some wild creatures, savor tasty cuisine and cool cocktails, and bid on one-of-a-kind silent and live auction items; Family on Safari: Noises of the Night, September 22, open up your senses to a new overnight adventure at Waterfall Junction; NOVA Cub Scout Small Group Overnight: Conserving Wildlife, September 28, overnight NOVA experience exploring the zoo’s role in conservation and how you also can take action for wildlife; Cub Scout Day: Nova Wild, September 29, spend a fun-filled day at the zoo working toward Cub Scout electives; Boo at the Zoo, October 19–30; Pumpkin Smash, November 3; Riverbanks Run, November 17; Lights Before Christmas, November 17–December 30. www.riverbanks.org.

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