2015-05-29 / Events



Guitar Muse Society will present Guitar Summer Camp June, July, and August, providing instruction to help build skills, open to all guitar styles and levels; for ages eight and up. www.GuitarMuseSC.com.

Summer Soccer Camp for ages five–12 will be held Monday–Thursday, June 22–25, Doko Meadow Soccer Field, Blythewood. Sign up at www.thefinishingtouchsoccer.com or call 631-848-9184.

26th annual Bearcat Soccer Camp, for boys and girls ages five–14, directed by the soccer staff from Brookland-Cayce High School, will be held June 15-18, 6–8 p.m., Northside Middle School 157 Cougar Drive, West Columbia. www.congareerapid.com.

Dreher High School Baseball Camp for rising first–seventh graders will be held June 15–18 and July 13–16. Cost- $50. 477-5225.

City of Columbia Parks and Recreations Department’s summer camps are under way. Various summer camps will be held beginning Monday, June 1 and ending on Friday, August 14. http://www.columbiasc.net/parksrecreation/ programs/summer-camp or 545-3093.

Blythewood High School annual boys and girls basketball camp for ages four–14, will be held June 9, 10, and 11, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., Blythewood High School gym. 348-5485 or sinabine@richland2.org.


City Baptist Jubilee Choir Union will host its 32nd annual banquet Friday, July 17, 7–10 p.m., Seawell’s Banquet and Reception Center, 1125 Rosewood Drive. 754-0933.

Tickets for Zion’s Sesquicentennial Church Anniversary Black-Tie Gala are now on sale and are available at the church office, 801 Washington Street. Zion’s Sesquicentennial Church Anniversary Black-Tie Gala will be held Friday, June 26, 7–11p.m., Medallion Center.

Rock the Block, community block parties for children ages K5 through fifth grade including games, drama crafts, and Bible stories, sponsored by North Trenholm Baptist Church, will be held June 22–28, 6–8 p.m., Trenholm Park, Bethel Church Road; Satchelford area, 4 Hillstar Court; Mays Park, Trenholm Road; Citadel Park, Citadel Avenue; Idalia Park, Idalia Drive; North Springs area, 102 Hunters Pond Drive; Northeast Plantation, Bookman Road, Pontiac; and North Trenholm Baptist ball fields, 6515 North Trenholm Road. 787-2133.


Healthy Seeds & Nuts, LLC, et al. will present the Southeast Regional Hemp Symposium June 4, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., 300 Senate Street. www.HempHistoryWeek.com.

Southern Guitar Festival and Competition will be held June 5–7, Tapp’s Art Center, Main Street. www.SouthernGuitarFest.com.


Richland County Master Gardeners Association will hold a presentation, Planting Vegetable Soup – a program for children, Tuesday, June 16, 10:30 a.m., Richland Library Cooper, 5317 North Trenholm Road.

Richland County Master Gardeners Association will hold a presentation, The Literary Vine: Garden Edition, Garden to the Table event, Saturday, June 20, 6:30–8:30 p.m., Richland Library St. Andrews, 2916 Broad River Road.

Richland County Master Gardeners Association will hold a presentation, Budding Botanists – a program for children, Saturday, July 11, 3 p.m., Richland Library St. Andrews, 2916 Broad River Road.


United Methodist Women at Grace United Methodist Church, 410 Harbison Boulevard, will hold its annual Indoor Yard Sale Saturday, June 14, 7 a.m.–1 p.m. 732-1899.

United Methodist Women of Asbury United Methodist Church, 1005 Asbury Drive, will host its annual garage sale Saturday, June 6, 8 a.m.–noon, in the social hall. 776-7237.

Taylor Street Baptist Church will host a bazaar and multi-family yard sale Saturday, June 20, 8 a.m.–1 p.m., 1000 Hafley Court, Cayce. taylorstreetbaptistchurch@hotmail.com or 223-1014.


Richland County Recreation Foundation in conjunction with the Marcus Lattimore Foundation will present “Lunch with Lattimore,” sponsored by First Citizens Bank, Thursday, June 4, 12–2 p.m., Seawell’s, 1125 Rosewood Drive, Columbia. 865-0138.


City of Columbia’s Summer Movies Series will return to Riverfront Park beginning Friday, June 5, 7 p.m. Movies will be held on Friday nights during June and July: June 5, SpongeBob: Out of Water; June 12, Penguins of Madagascar; June 19, How to Train Your Dragon 2; June 26, Mr. Peabody & Sherman; July 3, Home; July 10, The Book of Life; July 17, Rio 2; July 24, Ferngully: The Last Rainforest; July 31, The Croods. 545-3100.

Sesquicentennial State Park will offer an outdoor movie night Friday, June 12, movie will start at dark. Movie Into the Woods will be shown on an inflatable outdoor movie screen in the field in the main picnic area. 788-2706 or sesqui@scprt.com.


Midland Gospel Singing Center will hold its monthly gospel singing June 6, with the Centurians and the Shine On Trio, 7 p.m., 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert. 719-1289 or www.midgsc.com.

Heart ’n Soul Band will perform at Seawell’s Friday, June 12, 7 p.m., 1125 Rosewood Drive. 771-7385 or calseawell@sc.rr.com.

City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department’s free Summer Concert Series will kick off Saturday, June 6, 8–10 p.m., Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street. The Summer Concert Series will be held on the following dates: June 6, Dante Lewis featuring Kevin Whalum; June 20, The Palmetto Latin Orchestra; June 27, The 246th Army Band (South Carolina Army National Guard); July 4, The Original Tams (Capital City Beach Party); July 18, Glenn Jones; August 1, LTD; and August 15, Midnight Star. 545-3100.

Music and Arts Week at Shandon UMC for rising third–sixth graders to work on a musical play and create visual works of art will be held June 15–19, 1:30–4 p.m., Shandon United Methodist Church, 3407 Devine Street. secure.accessacs.com/access/login_ guest.asp x?sn=39927 or 256-8383.


A.C. Flora Class of 1975 will hold its 40th year reunion June 12-13 in Columbia. A search is on for classmates. Friday evening meet and greet will be held at a restaurant to be determined. Saturday’s activities, including a tour of the campus and a catered dinner, will take place at the school, 1 Falcon Drive, 3–5 p.m. Dinner, 6 p.m. with social time, catered meal, program, and music for dancing. Details will be posted at www.acfloraclassof1975.org. 301-821-3436.

Columbia Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Reunion for all classes will be held May 23 at Seawell’s Restaurant, 1125 Rosewood Drive. Registration begins at 9 a.m.; lunch at noon. ofbrown@aol.com or 776-3304.


City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for its Summer Youth Basketball League for children ages eight–18. The last day to register is Friday, May 29; season begins Monday, June 8. Registration forms are available and can be submitted at any community recreation center or at the Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 1111 Parkside Drive. www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/athletics/ adult or 545-3100.

Golf tournament to benefit Blythewood High School Girls’ Golf Team will be held June 8, 10 a.m., Columbia Country Club, 135 Columbia Club Drive West, Blythewood. 231-8323 or cayoung@richland2.org.

Andy Hallett’s 2015 Baseball Camps will be held June 8-11, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., with Falcon Fundamental Skills Camp for ages nine-12; June 15-17, 9 a.m.–noon, with Youth Fundamental Skills Camp for ages six–eight; June 22-25, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., with Falcon Fundamental Skills Camp for ages nine–12. 622-8447 or andrew.hallett@richlandone.org.

Columbia Housing Authority Development Inaugural Scholarship Golf Tournament, benefiting scholarships for youth, will be held Friday, June 5, Cobblestone Park Golf Club. 376-6161 or dgilbert@chasc.org.

Fourth Annual Richland County Sheriff’s Department “Paddle for a Cure” will be held Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m., starting at the Wateree River Bridge, River Ramp Road off US 1 in Lugoff. rcsdpaddleforacure@gmail.com.

South Carolina’s Second Annual Huntington’s Disease Bowl-A-Thon—Strike Out HD! will be held July 11, noon–2 p.m., AMF Columbia Lanes, 1732 Bush River Road. www.hdsa.org/columbiastrikeouthd or (803)452-NOHD(6643).

Sesquicentennial State Park will offer a National Trails Day Hike Saturday, June 6, 9 a.m., Two Notch Road. 788-2706 or sesqui@scprt.com.


City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the 2015 Senior Trips program. Adults age 50 and older can travel by charter bus to several locations throughout the year. The charter bus departs from the Charles R. Drew Wellness Center, 2101 Walker Solomon Way. Washington, D.C., Friday, July 17-Tuesday, July 21; Apple picking in Hendersonville, N.C., Tuesday, September 15; Senior Beach Retreat, Monday, September 28–Thursday, October 1; Western North Carolina, Tuesday, October 13–Thursday, October 15; Charlotte Christmas Show, Tuesday, November 17; Myrtle Beach Holiday Show, Tuesday, December 8. www.columbiasc.net/parksrecreation/ programs/senior/trips, pick up a registration form at 1111 Parkside Drive, or call 545-3100.


Veterans of Foreign Wars Charles P. Murray Jr. Post 641 will host a Ladies Auxiliary Luau Saturday June 27, 6–11 p.m., 534 South Beltline Boulevard. 782-5943. Vietnam Veterans Of America - Columbia Chapter 303 will host a Memorial Day Ceremony May 25, 1 p.m., Vietnam Memorial Wall in Memorial Park. 788-9498.

From Memorial Day through Labor Day 2015, Historic Columbia will offer active duty military personnel and their families free tours of its historic house museums as part of the Blue Star Museums program. Historic Columbia provides tours of the Robert Mills House, Hampton-Preston Mansion, Mann-Simons Site, and Woodrow Wilson Family Home every day of the week except Mondays. Tours depart at the top of the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1–4 p.m., Sunday. historiccolumbia.org.

The Transition and Care Management Office at the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center will host a veteran’s appreciation and “welcome home” night at the Lexington County Stadium, home of Blowfish baseball, in Lexington May 30, 6 p.m. 776-4000 ext. 7303 or ext. 7243.


Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteer Orientation will be held June 16, 4300 North Main Street. www.bbbsgc.org or 691-5700.


Acting Workshop for Kids ages six–12 will be held Saturday, June 20, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Lexington Leisure Center, 108 Park Road, Lexington. 957-7828 or www.lcrac.com.

Acting Workshop for Teens will be held Saturday, July 25, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Lexington Leisure Center, 108 Park Road, Lexington. 957-7828 or www.lcrac.com.

Vietnam Veterans Of America—Columbia Chapter 303 will host a free seminar on “Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU)” June 16, 7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 6, 200 Pickens Street. 788-9498.

Broadway at USC: Musical Theatre Workshop, for ages 12–20, hosted in partnership with South Carolina Summer Dance Conservatory, will be held August 1–8, 9 a.m.- –5 p.m., USC Dance Studios, 324 Sumter Street. artsandsciences.sc.edu/dance/mtw or 777-0704.

Historic Columbia and the Committee for the Restoration and Beautification of Randolph Cemetery will hold a hands-on window restoration workshop Saturday, May 30, 9 a.m., Thompson Cottage, 1623 Richland Street. historiccolumbia.org or 252-1770 ext. 23.

The American Board will host free live information sessions Tuesday, June 2, Lexington County, Chapin Branch Library, 129 NW Columbia Avenue, Chapin, 3 p.m. or 4 p.m.; Wednesday, June 3, Richland Library, Sandhills Library, 1 Summit Parkway, 5:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.; and Thursday, June 4, Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield Street, Aiken, 4 p.m. or 5 p.m. www.abcte.org.

SCMEP will offer two Free Supply Chain Workshops—Supply Chain Risk Management will be held Tuesday, June 23, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.; Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) will be held Wednesday, June 24, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Flextronics, 1000 Technology Drive, West Columbia. 864-288-5687 or scmep.org.


Toucan Tuesdays will return to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden June 9, offering buy-one, getone park admission, Tuesdays this summer, with a donation of two cans of food to Harvest Hope Food Bank. www.riverbanks.org.

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