2011-03-11 / Events



PETS, Inc., The Carolinas Humane Society will hold its Third Annual Easter B’egg Festival Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. PETS Inc. Adoption Center, 300 Orchard Drive, West Columbia. 739-9333 or www.petsinc.org

Bark to the Park Walk and Festival for homeless pets in the Midlands registration is now open. The Walk and Festival will be April 9, Finlay Park. www.barktothepark.com


Palmetto Painters, a SC Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters, will meet Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m., Green Hill Baptist Church, 1734 Augusta Road, West Columbia. www.PalmettoPainters.com or 781-2340.

Cultural Council of Richland & Lexington Counties will host the 7th annual Color The Arts Friday, April 23, 6–9 p.m. First Citizens Center courtyard plaza. ColorTheArts.info or 799-3115.


Suddeth Automotive is offering a free Women’s Car Care Seminar Saturday, April 16, 9:30 a.m., 1410 North Millwood Avenue. www.suddethauto.com or 256-2110.


Zoo Campwill be offered by Riverbanks Zoo with 25% off fees now through March 15. Zoo Camp for children ages four to 12 will offer 10 one–week sessions, June 6 through August 12. www.riverbanks.org or 978-1113.

First annual 2011 Mentoring Summit will be held Saturday, March 12, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., C.A. Johnson High School, 2219 Barhamville Road. MentoringSummit@columbiasc.net

Rock Around the Clock An Overnight Adventure at the Columbia Museum of Art will be held Friday, March 25, 7 p.m. through Saturday, March 26, 8 a.m. columbiamuseum.org

Midlands Astronomy Club will host “Planets for the People,” a sidewalk telescope viewing 6 p.m., Saturday, March 12 in front of the Hunter-Gatherer Brewery & Ale House, 900 Main Street. 898-4944 or



First Presbyterian Church Wednesday lunch and speaker series with lunch at 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.; speaker 12:15–12:50 p.m., Jackson Hall, 1324 Marion Street. Soup and salad $5; hot meal $6. 799-9062.


The Greater Columbia Chapter of the U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association (USADance) will hold its twice–monthly dances Saturday, March 12, and Saturday, March 26, Hugh Dimmery Memorial Center (The Barn), 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia, 7:15–10:30 p.m. www.USADance.us


Eighth Annual National Youth Violence Prevention Week (NYVPW), sponsored by the City of Columbia will kick off Sunday, March 27 with the “Praisefest for Peace,” Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street. www.columbiasc.net


Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. will host its annual gala April 29, 6–9 p.m., Seventeenth Floor of the Meridian Building, Nelson Mullins. 217-6708.

Promenade in Ridgeway will be held April 9, 10 a.m. 622-3474 or istina@overthetopinridgeway.com

Eighth annual Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden, hosted by Riverbanks Society, will be held Friday, April 15, 7–9:30 p.m. www.riverbanks.org

17th annual Central Carolina Food & Wine Festival, sponsored by Central Carolina Community Foundation, will be held Friday, April 1, The Medallion Center, 7–9:30 p.m. www.yourfoundation.org or 254-5601 ext.327.

Highland Games will be held April 2, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Historic Columbia Speedway 2001 Charleston Highway, Cayce. tartandaysouth.com or 665-7620.


Eastover Ruritan’s Bi–Annual Oyster Roast and Boiled Shrimp will be held Saturday, April 9, 5–8 p.m., Hampton Building, State Fairgrounds. Tickets $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Tickets are limited and may be purchased from Taylor at 331-3796, Bill at 776-3811, Gene at 353-2913 or Columbia Cleaners across from VA Hospital.

Columbia, SC CARES Mentoring Movement will host “Spring Into Jazz” benefit concert Saturday, March 19, Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, 2100 Bush River Road, 7 p.m. columbia.caresmentoring.org or 261-6007.

Family Connection will hold its Annual Spring Benefit April 28, Chickawa Outdoor Center, Saluda River Club, Lexington. www.familyconnectionSC.org or 800-578-8750.


Ikebana Exhibition–Tea, presented by Ikebana International Chapter 182, will be held Wednesday, March 16, noon–4 p.m., Garden Club Council building, 1605 Park Circle at Maxcy Gregg Park. 738-0240 or 799-6437.


Blythewood Farmers Market will be held every Monday, March–October, 2–6 p.m., 171 Langford Road (front lawn of Town Hall). 754-0501 or chavousl@townofblythewoodsc.gov

Vendors needed for Sandhill Green Community Yard Sale to be held Saturday, March

26, 8 a.m.–2 p.m., Sandhill REC (Farmers Market location), 900 Clemson Road. www.clemson.edu/sandhill, 699-3190, or 788-5700.

Stockade Storage will hold a yard sale event March 26, 8 a.m.–1 p.m., 512 Percival Road. 743-9441.


Columbia North East Multiple Sclerosis Self–Help Group meets the fourth Monday of every month, 6:30–8:30 p.m., Providence Hospital NE, 120 Gateway Corporate Blvd. 316-3653 or 727-4962.

Richland Democratic Women will celebrate Women History Month Monday, March 14, Richland County Adult Activity Center, 7494 Parklane Road. 479-2662.

Horrell Hill Family and Community Leaders Club meets on the first Thursday of each month (except July and August), 10:30 a.m. Call Alice Williams, 776-7888 for more information and the location.


Wade Hampton Memorial Observance will be held Sunday, March 20, 2 p.m., Keenan Chapel at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, sponsored by the Lt. General Wade Hampton Camp No. 273.


Movie Night returns to the State Museum with Animal Grossology Movie Night, Friday, March 18, 6–10 p.m. 898-4952 or www.southcarolinastatemuseum.org


Heritage at Lowman will present its Centennial Concert Series Sunday, March 13, with Swedish vocalist Stina Öhman and pianist Wendy Faughn, 3 p.m., New Life Chapel in the Wellness Center on campus. 451-7414.

Merling Trio will perform at the University of South Carolina School of Music recital hall Wednesday, March 23, 7:30 p.m. www.music.sc.edu or 777-4336.

“Music and conversation about the Civil War Experience” an event in two parts: 2:30 p.m. Sunday March 27, SC State Museum and a concert “Melodies from the Hard Times,” 7:30 p.m., April 1, Dreher High School auditorium, Millwood Avenue. www.sandlappersingers.org

The Palmetto Artist Series presents The Three Baritones in concert, Friday, March, 18, 7:30 p.m., St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 6952 St. Andrews Road. www.sapc.net/pas or 732-2273.

The South Carolina Philharmonic will present The Real Virtuosi of the SC Phil at the Koger Center Saturday, April 2, 7:30 p.m. www.capitoltickets.com or 251-2222.


CA Johnson High School graduating class of 1967 will host a “Spring Fling” party Friday, April 22, 7 p.m., Clarion Hotel Downtown, 1615 Gervais Street. 736-4425.

USS NIMITZ (CVN68) Association 14th Annual Reunion will be held October 26–29, Pensacola, Florida, celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Naval Aviation. 228-243-2699, bpaschal@cableone.net, or www.ussnimitzassociation.org


South Carolina’s Black Alumni Council (BAC) will host the First Annual Richard T. Greener Scholarship Banquet Saturday, April 9, Seawells, 6 p.m.–8 p.m. 917-5264 or 898-0291.

Career Specialists Cohort of Lexington School District Two will host a Career and College Information Night for parents and community members in the Brookland–Cayce High School Cafeteria Thursday, April 7, 6–8 p.m.


5th annual Baubles & Bubbles Event to benefit Palmetto Place Children’s Emergency Shelter will be held Thursday, March 24, 6–9 p.m., Embassy Suites. baublesandbubbles.eventbrite.com

Central Carolina Community Foundation will host the 17th annual Central Carolina Food & Wine Festival gala event Friday, April 1, The Medallion Center, 7–9:30 p.m. www.yourfoundation.org or 254-5601 ext. 327.

Mustache March is an annual event occurring in the month of March, where young men in the United States grow mustaches for amusement and to raise money for charity. This March, in Columbia, men will be growing their mustaches for the Dickerson Center. To join the follicle revolution, please contact Andy Nelson, Lytmyfyr13@hotmail.com, or 665-9005.

Junior Woman’s Club of Lexington will host its 7th Annual Fashion Show Friday, March 25, 7 p.m., Country Club of Lexington to benefit Lexington County women’s and children’s charities. jwclexingtonsc.webs.com.


Odyssey Golf Foundation will host its 2011 Nine Hole Youth and Adult Tournament to benefit the youth of Richland County Saturday, March 12, 9 a.m., 1084 Langford Road, Blythewood. gldpinglf@aol.com or 754-8600.

Palmetto Health Foundation’s Colorectal Cancer Walk will be held March 12, 10 a.m., Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel Street. palmettohealthfoundation.

org or 434-7275.

Third Annual 5K for Awareness will be held March 26 with proceeds benefiting Special Olympics Area 7. Strictly Running.com or 361-4384.

11th Annual Golf Classic and Raffle, sponsored by Brookland–Cayce High School Educational Foundation, will be held Monday, April 11, Charwood Country Club, West Columbia. Shotgun Start will be at 12:30 p.m. Entry deadline is Friday, April 8. 461- 5266 or bshaffer@southernanesthesia.com

Second Annual Palmetto Half Marathon, sponsored by Columbia Regional Sports Council (CRSC), will be held April 15–16, Friday, April 15, 4–8 p.m.; Saturday, April 16, 7 a.m. www.palmettohalfmarathon.com or 206-3123.

Rotary Club of Lake Murray–Irmo Foundation will host the 2011 Tour de Lake bike rally benefiting the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics and other local non–profit charitable projects Saturday, April 23, Saluda Shoals Park. www.tourdelake.com or 920-9542.

The Ultimate Feat, with five races (1600m, 400m, 800m, 100m, and 3200m) will be held April 2. Race day registration opens at 2 p.m., 1600m race begins at 3 p.m. www.directathletics.com

South Carolina Wildlife Federation will team up with the City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department and the Richland Conservation District to offer two guided Family Nature Walks, Saturday March 19, Carolina Children’s Garden on the grounds of the Clemson University Sandhill Research & Education Center, 900 Clemson Road, and Saturday, March 26, north entrance to Riverfront Park, 4120 River Drive. Both walks begin 10 a.m. 609-4778 or sara@scwf.org

Third Annual Walk to Defeat ALS will be held April 9, 9 a.m., Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park. walktodefeatals.org


NAMI Mid–Carolina, The National Alliance on Mental Illness invites individuals with a mental illness to participate in Connections support groups. 733-9592. www.namimidcarolina.org


John Tudor's Magic Theater with special guests Alternacirque will be at the all new Midlands Tech Theater at Harbison Campus, Friday, March 18, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 19, 2:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. www.smartarts.info, or 213-2025.


University of South Carolina TRIO Programs and partners 21st Annual SC Midlands Master Gardener Symposium, “Footprints in the Garden” will be held March 17, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Columbia Conference Center. 520-7437 or www.scmmga.org

The South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Program will sponsor free legal clinics in the Columbia area March 24, family law issues, featuring G. Robin Alley, 6–8 p.m., Richland County Public Library, 1431 Assembly Street. March 31, end of life issues, health care power of attorneys, living wills, DNR order, and power of attorney, featuring Jeff Z. Brooker, 6:30–8 p.m., Richland County Public Library Northeast Branch, 7490 Parklane Road. www.scbar.org/clinics or 799-6653, ext. 158.

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Course, offered by the JCC will be held Saturday, March 12, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sunday, March 13, 1–8 p.m.; Monday, March 14, 5–9:30 p.m.; Tuesday, March 15, 5–9:30 p.m.; Wednesday, March 16, 5–9:30 p.m., Katie & Irwin Kahn JCC, 306 Flora Drive. 787-2023, ext. 306 or shanew@jcccolumbia.org

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