2017-09-08 / Events



The City of Columbia Art Center, Parks and Recreation Department is currently looking for artists who wish to participate in “Art Along the Trail” Saturday October 14. Specifically, artists are wanted who are willing to share their art with others. There is no fee for artist participation. bloliver@columbiasc.net.


Columbia City Ballet will hold auditions for Nutcracker for male and female dancers ages four-11 and up Sunday, September 17, 1 p.m., Columbia Conservatory of Dance, 1545 Main Street. Performance weekends are December 9–10 and December 16–17. 803-799-7605.


Kingsmen Breakfast will be held Saturday, September 16, 8–10 a.m., Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. 803-798-4488 or www.ChristianLifeColumbia.com.

Life Living Ministrieswill present the gospel play, Don’t Cheat Yourself Friday, September 8, 7 p.m.; and Saturday, September 9, 2 and 7 p.m., 6708 Two Notch Road. 803-404-0478 or 803-865-9050.

Columbia Grace Church of the Nazarene will host a food drive, in conjunction with Harvest Hope Food Bank, to benefit the community, including the numerous workers who have recently been laid off in the Midlands, September 9, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., 5403 Pinestraw Road. 719-963-4260 or 803-782-6327.

Shandon Presbyterian’s Outreach Ministry invites the Shandon neighborhood to fill a truck with donations for Harvest Hope. Look for the classic Chevy Cheyenne pickup in the parking lot, 607 Woodrow Street, and drop off nonperishable food items 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, September 9, and 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Sunday, September 10. www.shandonpresbyterian.org.

Free Shred Event sponsored by Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 1500 Sunset Boulevard,in West Columbia, will be held 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Saturday, September 9. 794-8180.


The 8th Annual Summer Celebration of Water will be held Saturday, September 16, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. SummerCelebrationofWater.com.

Historic Columbia will host the 39th Annual Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture Saturday, September 16, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Mann-Simons Site, 1403 Richland Street. JubileeSC.org.


Midlands Heart Ball will be held January 20, 2018, State Fair Grounds, Cantey Building 1200 Rosewood Drive. midlandsheartball.heart.org.

Midlands Heart Walk, sponsored by the American Heart Association, will be held March 24, 2018, Colonial Life Arena. midlandsheartwalk.org.


Coastal Fertility Specialists’ Free Infertility Seminar will be held Wednesday, September 20, 6 p.m., Columbia Marriott, 1200 Hampton Street. 843-883-5800.


West Columbia Family History Center will celebrate its Second Anniversary, Saturday, September 9. The Center will be available 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1330 Whippoorwill Drive, West Columbia. Classes in starting Family History in both English and Spanish, Researching Native American History, and other classes will be available. 803-939-1633.


NAMI Education meetings are held second Tuesday of each month at Trenholm Road Methodist Church, 3401 Trenholm Road, 6–7:30 p.m., Room 110. info.namimidcarolina@gmail.com.

Weekly meeting of Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families is held every Thursday, 7–8 p.m., ACOA Club, 2015 College Street. thelaundrymatattheacoaclub@gmail.com.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) monthly luncheon meeting is held 11:30 a.m., second Friday of each month, Seawell’s on Rosewood Avenue. 803-796-3106.

A free screening of the film, My Hero Brother will be held Thursday, September 14, 7 p.m., Katie and Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center. ptucker17@gmail.com.

NAMI Mid-Carolina Monthly Education Meeting will be held Tuesday, September 12, 6 p.m., Trenholm Road United Methodist Church, 3401 Trenholm Road. Topic of discussion: Genetic Testing for Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Illness. info.namimidcarolina@gmail.com.


Columbia Museum of Art will present the summer exhibition That ’70s Show: Cool Art from the Collection, featuring rarely seen works from a decade-sized slice of the CMA collection of contemporary art, on view through Sunday, September 17. www.columbiamuseum.org.


Columbia Baroque will celebrate its 10th Anniversary Season Friday, September 8, with “Celebration of Jerry Curry with Adam Knight Gilbert” 7 p.m., USC School of Music Recital Hall, 813 Assembly Street. columbiabaroque.com.

Balloons & Tunes will be held September 22, 6–8 p.m., Doko Meadows in Blythewood. Bring a blanket or some chairs and enjoy a free concert by the VillageBands, see the hot air balloon, and enjoy a variety of food trucks. beki@blythewoodvillage.com.

Dixieland Jazz Concert will be held Sunday, September 10, 2:30–5:00 p.m., Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle, Maxcy Gregg Park. www.carolinajazzsociety.com or 803-432-1504.

Matthew Ganong will perform a weekly series of piano and organ concerts Thursdays, noon, Anglican Church of the Epiphany, 2512 N. Beltline Boulevard. ganong@bellsouth.net.

Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra will present The Grand Tour Concert Sunday, September 24, 3:30 p.m., Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College Street, Irmo. www.LMSO.org or 803-400-3540.

Palmetto Opera will present The Best of Porgy and Bess and Much More Saturday, September 30, 7:30–9:30 p.m., Brookland Baptist Banquet & Conference Center, 1066 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia.


CA Johnson High School graduating class of 1967 will celebrate its 50th class reunion October 6–8, 803-463- 8773 or cajclass67@gmail.com.

Dreher High Class of ’68, please contact Beth Grimes Williams with your email address for information on the upcoming Class of ’68 reunion scheduled for April 6, 2018. bethgwilliams@bellsouth.net or 803-960-1432.

The Hopkins High School Alumni Foundation Banquet will be held September 16, 6 p.m., St. John Holistic Wellness Center, Hopkins. 803-353-2933.


Richland County Sheriff's Foundation (RCSF) will host the Annual Leon Lott Golf Classic Monday, September 18, 8 a.m., Columbia Country Club, 135 Columbia Club Drive, Blythewood. www.rcsfsc.com or 803-429-6659.

Tai Chi for Health Classes will begin September 11 and will be held Mondays, 6:30–8 p.m., McGregor Presbyterian Church, 6505 St. Andrews Road, Irmo; Thursdays, 6:30–8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2701 Heyward Street, Columbia; and Tuesday and Thursdays, 9–10 a.m., South Carolina Education Association, 421 Zimalcrest Drive, Columbia. www.taoist.org or 803-727-9576.

The Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) will host Columbia Team Hope Walk September 9, 10 a.m., Irmo Community Park, Irmo. www.hdsa.org/thwcolumbiasc.

Spes Technologies will host the 2017 SC WOD for the Fallen as well as the SC Run for the Fallen. Consisting of two separate events, WOD for the Fallen will be held September 9, noon. Scheduled for November 4–5, the third annual SC Run for the Fallen takes place over 120 miles from Charleston to Columbia. The race dedicates each mile to a fallen South Carolina soldier with an American Flag and biographical card to honor their memories. The end of the race is signified by a 5K that ends at the State House with a short ceremony. www.scrunforthefallen.org.

The Honor Project will host its third annual charitable golf tournament Monday, September 11, to benefit local first responders, Cobblestone Park Golf Club, Blythewood. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. The tournament will be paired with a WildMayhem music concert at 8 p.m., Music Farm Columbia, 1022 Senate Street. www.musicfarm.com/event/1550687-wildmayhem-concertft-behind-columbia.

Airport High School Education Foundation will sponsor a Tennis Tournament September 30, Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center, 1120 Fort Congaree Trail, Cayce. airporteducationalfoundation.com.


Columbia Parks and Recreation Department is offering a variety of day and overnight trips for adults age 50 and older through its 2017 Senior Trips Program, including Cherokee Indian Casino, 6 a.m.–8 p.m., Thursday, November 2; Apple picking in Hendersonville, N.C., Thursday, September 7; Senior Beach Retreat, Monday, October 16–Thursday, October 19; Holiday Lights/Shopping Trip to North Charleston Tanger Outlets, Monday, December 4; Key West and Cozumel Cruise, Monday, December 11–Friday, December 15. www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs/senior/trips or 803-545-3100.


Wood Burning Basics workshop will be held Saturday September 16, 12–4 p.m., 1227 Taylor Street. Registration deadline is September 1. 803-545-3093 or bloliver@columbiasc.net.

Mountain Dulcimer Workshop, sponsored by the Dulcimores of South Carolina, will be held Saturday, September 30, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, Blythewood. www.dulcimores.com.

Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) Workshop will be held Friday, September 15, 6–9 p.m.; Saturday, September 16, 9 a.m.–9 p.m.; and Sunday, September 17, 1–6 p.m., Columbia Friends Meeting House, 120 Pisgah Church Road. Register online at https://tinyurl.com/ydakqtdw.

Columbia Writer’s Alliance will host “Putting It into Words: Our Voices, Visions and Values” 2017 Writers Conference In Honor of the Emanuel Nine September 8, 6:30 p.m., Richland Library (Auditorium) Sandhills, 763 Fashion Drive and September 9, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., South Carolina Department of Archives, 8301 Parklane Road. www.colawriters.info.

Atlantic Institute will host the Kindness Rock Project and invites families to help create a Kindness Rock Garden Tuesday, September 26, 6:30 p.m., 909 Shull Street, West Columbia. thekindnessrocksproject.com.

Columbia Parks & Recreation Department will host the following September events: Rain Barrel Workshop, Saturday, September 9, by reservation only, Earlewood Park Community Center, 1113 Parkside Drive, register at www.bluethumbrainbarrel.com; One City, Two Canals & Three Rivers, Sunday, September 10, 4–5:30 p.m., Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel Street; Summer Celebration of Water, Saturday, September 16, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel Street; Canal History Tour, Saturdays, September 23 and 30, 4–5:30 p.m., Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel Street. 803-545-3100.

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