2018-06-15 / Events



City of Columbia will celebrate June as National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month. Columbia Animal Services is offering a special adoption fee of just $10 for all cats over one year of age or older during the month of June. All cats have already been spayed/neutered, micro-chipped, FELV/FIV tested and are current on their vaccines. www.columbiasc.net/animal-services or 803-776-PETS (7387).

Blood Drive will be held Thursday, June 21, 7 a.m.–2 p.m., Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street. redcrossblood.org.


Engineering For Kids will host Engineering and Robotics Summer Camps for children ages five–14, Monday–Friday from June 19–August 3, Adrenaline Trampoline Park, 7451 Garners Ferry Road. www.engineeringforkids.net/themidlands or 803-574-9198.


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, is being held on the City’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter media platforms through June 25. Citizens are tasked with submitting images, which includes landscapes, structures, buildings, or historical monuments to enter the contest. The photos must include images within the city limits. The winning photo will be based on the total number of “likes, favorites, retweets, etc. received by June 25. To enter the contest, social media users must tag the City of Columbia on the social media platform and use #LoveColumbia Photo Challenge to identify a contest entry.


New Light Beulah and Siloam Baptist Churches will conduct Vacation Bible School jointly the week of June 18-22, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., 1330 Congaree Road, Hopkins. www.newlightbeulahbaptistchurch.net.

St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church will host a Juneteenth celebration Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., 2229 Hampton Street. soulfesstmartins.splashthat.com.

Vacation Bible School will be held at All Saints’ Episcopal in Cayce Friday, June 22, 5:30–8 p.m., and Saturday, June 23, 9 a.m.–noon, 1001 12th Street, Cayce. 803-796-5735.

National Baptist Deacons Convention of America, Inc. and its auxiliaries will be held Sunday, July 15–Friday, July 20, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1028 Eastman Street. 803-549-1906 or www.nationalbaptistdeaconsconvention.org.

Stedfast Christian Center will hold a special Father’s Day Service Sunday, June 17, 10 a.m., 5200 Fairfield Road. 803-786-9129.

Stedfast Christian Center will recognize honor students and graduates of 2018 Sunday, June 24, 10 a.m., 5200 Fairfield Road. 803-786-9129.

Kingsmen Breakfast will be held Saturday, July 14, 8–10 a.m., Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. www.ChristianLifeColumbia.com.


Seventh Annual Columbia Fashion Week will be held Tuesday, June 19, “Shop My Closet With The Rosho Live!” 5–8 p.m., Styled By Nadia, 607 Lady Street; Wednesday, June 20, “Fashion Education Panel & Trash the Runway Mini Presentation/Competition,” 7–9 p.m., Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle; Thursday, June 21 “Recess! Kids and Teens Runway Show,” 7–9 p.m., Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle; Friday, June 22, “8th Annual Beautiful People Party,” 7–9 p.m., DMR Fashions , 617 Lady Street; and Saturday, June 23, “Walk the Runway: Finale Runway Shows,” 7–10 p.m., ETV, 1401 George Rogers Boulevard. www.ColumbiaFashionWeek.com.


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.

Southeastern Piano Festival will be held June 17-23—Sunday, June 17, 4 p.m., Piano Extravaganza, Johnson Performance Hall, Darla Moore School of Business; Monday, June 18, 4:30 p.m., Master class and open discussion with Rebecca Penneys, School of Music Recital Hall; 7:30 p.m., Artist showcase featuring Lera Auerbach, School of Music Recital Hall; Tuesday, June 19, 1:30 p.m., Piano concert, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral; 7:30 p.m., Artist showcase featuring Charlie Albright, School of Music Recital Hall; Wednesday, June 20, 4:30 p.m., Alumni showcase featuring Hugo Kitano and Aleksandra Kasman, School of Music Recital Hall; 7:30 p.m., Artist showcase featuring Antonio Pampa-Baldi, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral; Thursday, June 21, 4:30 p.m., Marian Stanley Tucker Lecture Series featuring John Perry and Sasha Starcevich, School of Music Recital Hall; 7:30 p.m., Artist Showcase featuring Simone Dinnerstein, Johnson Performance Hall, Darla Moore School of Business; Friday, June 22, 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7:30 p.m., Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition, School of Music Recital Hall; Saturday, June 23, Master classes featuring Simon Dinnerstein (10 a.m.), Sasha Starcevich (11 a.m.), John Perry (3 p.m.), and Antonio Pampa-Baldi (4 p.m.), School of Music Recital Hall; 7:30 p.m., Winners Recital, School of Music Recital Hall.

The 9th Annual Tasty Tomato Festival, presented by Sustainable Midlands, will be held Saturday, August 11, 1–7 p.m., City Roots, 1005 Airport Boulevard. www.TastyTomatoFestival.com.


Mayor Benjamin’s Third Annual Father’s Day Cookout will be held Sunday, June 17, 3–6 p.m., Hyatt Park, 950 Jackson Avenue. 803-545-3100.


South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority will hold a meeting of its board of directors June 20, 1 p.m., office of the South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority, 1201 Main Street, Suite 1600. 803-737-0268.


City of Columbia’s Summer Movies Series will be held every other Friday, 7:45 p.m., Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street. June 15— Peter Rabbit, June 29— Hoodwinked, July 13— Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, July 27— Justice League. 803-545-3100.

Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission, with sponsors Scratch N’ Spin, Turntable City, Heartstrings Hospice, Palmetto Mobile Arcade, 99.3 FM WXRY, Free Times, ADM Signs, Old School Player, and Faithful Foods, will host a free showing of the movie Super 8 with free popcorn and free comic books, as well as 80s trivia, and DJ Kingpin, Friday, June 15, 7–10 p.m., Icehouse Amphitheater, 107 West Main Street, Lexington.


PaleoPalooza, a day of natural history featuring flying birds of prey and a slithering reptile demonstration, will be held Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., South Carolina State Museum, 301 Gervais Street. scmuseum.org.


David Liebman, a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and saxophone legend, has been announced as the Master Clinician for the USC ColaJazz Camp July 13–15. colajazz.com.

City of Columbia’s free outdoor concert series will be held at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street, 7–10 p.m. on the following dates—June 16, Second Nature (Beach); June 30, Elliott & The Untouchables (Blues); July 14, The Dazz Band (R&B/Funk); and July 28, Confunkshun (R&B/Funk). 803-545-3100.

Big Red Barn Retreat 2018 Summer Jam presented by 97.5 WCOS will be held Friday, July 13, 7–10:30 p.m. Doko Meadows Park Amphitheatre, Blythewood. 803-716-9097 or TheBigRedBarnRetreatSummerJam@gmail.com.

Conundrum Music Productions will host a concert by the Portland Maine noise artist Id M Theft Able Monday, June 25, 8 p.m., ifArt Gallery, 1223 Lincoln Street. www.conundrum.us or 803-250-1295.


Neighborhood Block Party for Richland County Neighborhoods will be held Thursday, June 28, 6–7:30 p.m., Decker Center Community Room, Sheriff’s Annex, 2500 Decker Boulevard. 803-576-2194.


S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is accepting nominations for the Community Star award program now through August 1, 2018. Community Star categories include Business Star, Collaborative Star, and Rising Star. www.scdhec.gov/Environment/CommunityStar.


Sesquicentennial State Park will offer children’s nature programs 10 a.m., June 20 and 27, Two Notch Road. 803-788-2706 or sesqui@scprt.com.


Airport High School’s Classes of 1964 and 1965 will hold an Annual Class Reunion June 30, 6 p.m., Country Club of Lexington. 269-9063, dannette@sc.rr.com, 794-7073, or ameliabp@bellsouth.net.

Richland Northeast Class of 1988 30th Year Reunion will be held July 21, 7:30 p.m.–12 a.m., Capital City Club. $75 per person due June 15. edshell34@gmail.com or 803-467-3661.


The 22nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Brookland Foundation, will be held Friday, June 15, 9 a.m., The Members Club at Woodcreek and Wildewood, 90 Mallet Hill Road. www.BrooklandFoundation.org.

Gray Collegiate Academy will host its 2018 War Eagle Soccer Summer Camp June 25–27, 6–8 p.m., West Columbia Soccer Complex, 760 Old Barnwell Road, West Columbia. www.gcasoccer.com.


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John Tudor’s Magic Theatre will be held Saturday, June 30, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 1, 3 p.m., Village Square Theatre, 105 Caughman Road, Lexington. www.villagesquaretheatre.com or 803-359-1436.


Sewing Basics workshop will be held Saturday, July 21, August 18, September 8, October 20, and November 3, noon–4 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

Mixed Media Jewelry workshop will be held Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

Madhubani Painting workshop for kids ages six–14 will be held Wednesday, July 28, 10–11:30 a.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 at www.louriecentersc.com.

South Carolina Department of Archives & History will hold at Genealogy Workshop: Online Resources at the South Carolina Archives Monday, June 18, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., S.C. Archives & History Center, 8301 Parklane Road. Workshop is free, registration is required, 803-896-0339 or gsalter@scdah.sc.gov.

Midlands Society for Social Change will host the program “Black Parents & Youth—Partners in Progress Saturday, June 23, 2–4 p.m., Edgewood Foundation Building, 2500 Elmwood Avenue. 803-786-1051.

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