2008-12-12 / Events

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-ART The Columbia Museum Art will present Eye to the East: The Turner Collection of Chinese Art, December 19- May 10. www.columbiamuseum.org

The Richland County Public Library will host People of the Land: Lowcountry Portraits by photo- documentarian Vennie Deas Moore, December 16- January 15, in the Wachovia Gallery of the Main Library. www.myRCPL.com

-CHURCH/CHARITY First Presbyterian Church continues with its Wednesdays and Thursdays @ First lunch services in Jackson Hall, 1324 Marion Street. Lunch available 11:30 am- 12:20 pm followed by a speaker and ending at 12:50 pm. Hot meal $6; soup and salad bar $5. Free parking.

-DANCE The Greater Columbia Chapter of the U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association will hold its 16th Annual Holiday Ball December 13, 7:30 pm- 10:30 pm, at the Hugh Dimmery Memorial. www.USADance.us

-DONATIONS God's Storehouse is accepting Toy Donations through December 23 at 1731 Risley Road. All toys should be new or in very good used condition and left unwrapped. 691-1622 ext. 116.

-ENTERTAINMENT The Columbia Fil- Am Annual Christmas Party will be held December 13, 6:30 pm- 11 pm, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Hall/Gym. www.filamsc.org

-HOLIDAY Lower Richland Senior Christmas Affair will be held December 12, 6 pm- 9 pm, at the Hopkins Adult Activity Center. 776-2778.

-MEETINGS The Lexington Chapter of SC Health Care Managers Association meets every 3rd Wednesday, 12 pm, at Lexington Auditorium to provide educational information regarding legislative and other health care issues. 788-5581.

-MUSIC Colla Voce will present a Christmas concert December 12, 7:30 pm, at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door and from members in advance. 777-5369.

Judy Collins will be in concert at the Newberry Opera House December 19, 3 pm and 8 pm. 276-6264.

The Ashland Worship Choir, accompanied by strings and organ, will pThrees Wenint Jtoers eRpohse Martin's

December 14, 10:30 am, in the sanctuary of Ashland United Methodist Church. 798-5350 ext. 10.

-SPORTS The 7th Annual Chick- fil- A Classic Holiday Basketball Tournament will be December 19- 23. Tickets to the event are $6 for general admission and $4 for students age 11 and under. 545-0009.

The Richland County Recreation Commission's Upper Richland Athletic Department will host a USA Volleyball Indoor volleyball tournament December 13, 9 am, at Polo Road Park. 754-6720 ext. 219.

-THEATER The Columbia City Jazz TD ha en Tcew Co oCmlapraa sny presents , a contemporary/ jazz dance tNwui ts ct r oanck tehre original December 12, 7:30 pm, at Drayton Hall on the USC Campus. 252-0252.

Howard Burnham performs his classic one- man adaptation of Charles

Dickens' A Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carol December 16, 7 pm, in the Bostick Auditorium of the Main Library. This program is free and open ages 12 and up. www.myRCPL.com

-TRAINING/EDUCATION Richland 2 Holiday Open House for Teaching Candidates will be December 20 and 22, 10 am- 5 pm, at the Village at Sandhill in the Community Room (between SunCom and Atlanta Bread Company. 738-3303.

Palmetto Health Baptist will offer Safe Sitters babysitting classes December 29- 30, 9 am- 3:30 pm, at Palmetto Health Baptist Auditorium, 1501 Sumter Street. Registration available at 296-2273.

-VOLUNTEER/NONPROFIT The Palmetto Health Cancer Center needs volunteers who play musical instruments to play their own selection of music in one- to- two hour shifts through Dec. 25, 9 am- 5:30 pm. Small musical combos and small choral groups also are invited to perform. A piano is available. 434-4752. The AARP is seeking volunteers for the AARP Tax-

 

 

Aide program. Volunteers will begin to receive training in tax preparation during the month of December. Contact Tom Allen at 572-3257.

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