2018-02-23 / Events



PAALS will host its annual Un-Gala, Jurassic Bark March 3, 7 p.m., S.C. State Museum. www.paals.org/ungala.


Columbia Open Studios, presented by 701 Center for Contemporary Arts, will be held Saturday, April 7– Sunday, April 8. www.facebook.com/701CCA/ or twitter.com/701CCA?lang=en.

Tea for Two: Jonathan Green & You, renowned artist, will be at First Nazareth Baptist Church February 24, 1 p.m., 2351 Gervais Street. fnbc140@gmail.com.

Columbia (SC) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will sponsor an Arts Extravaganza Saturday, February 24, 6–9 p.m., Delta Life Development Center, 5307 Fairfield Road.


Columbia Fireflies are scheduling National Anthem auditions. Singers, instrumentalists, and groups are invited to audition. There are 70 home games scheduled between April and August. Live auditions will be held at Spirit Communications Park in February and March by appointment only. 803-888-3047 or apersky@columbiafireflies.com.


Columbia Parks and Recreation Department will host its Black History Heritage Ball Sunday, February 25, 5–8 p.m., Greenview Park, 6700 David Street. Tickets can be purchased at any recreation center with a check or money order. To find a recreation center near you, visit gis.columbiasc.gov/park finder/. To purchase a ticket with cash or a debit/credit card, visit the Parks and Recreation Department Administration Office, 1111 Parkside Drive. 803-545-3100.

JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) will host the Hope Gala—Field of Dreams Saturday, March 24, Spirit Communications Park. palmettohopegala.org.


Grace Christian Church will hold its annual 40 Days of Praise Revival, with services February 22–March 29, 7 p.m., 5010 Monticello Road. 803-754-8844.

Francis Burns United Methodist Women will hold its Women’s Day Celebration Saturday, March 17, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., 5616 Farrow Road.

Stedfast Christian Center’s Community Feeding will be held Saturday, February 24, 12–2 p.m., 5200 Fairfield Road. 803-786-9129.


Save our Sons Saturday Character Club meets Saturdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Harmony Project & the Burton Education Foundation, 1810 Court Plaza. 864-349-9754 or www.latchkeyinc.net.


Intro to Square Dance will be held Sunday, March 4, 2–4 p.m., Barn Annex, 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia. Free admission. 803-772-0546.


Mayor Steve Benjamin and the City of Columbia will host the 8th annual Let’s Move! Columbia Easter Eggstravaganza Saturday, March 24, 2–5 p.m., Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street. 803-545-3100.


The City of Cayce will host the second annual Soiree on State April 14, 12– 8 p.m., along State Street, from Michaelmas Avenue (M Ave.) to Railroad Street. Artist, food, and community vendor applications are currently being accepted. RMoody@caycesc.gov or 550-9506.

Deckle Edge Literary Festival 2018, with keynote speaker Terrance Hayes, will be held March 3, Richland Library, downtown Columbia. www.Deckleedgesc.org.

The eight Annual River Rocks Music Festival will be held Saturday, April 14, noon–8 p.m., along the banks of the Congaree River next to Founders Park. The New Orleans’ funk band, Dumpstaphunk, will headline the 2018 festival. riverrocksfestival.com.

The 35th Annual Craftsmen’s Spring Classic will be held March 2, 3, and 4, Friday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m, and Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Cantey and Goodman buildings, SC State Fairgrounds, 1200 Rosewood Drive. www.CraftShow.com.

The 3rd annual Patter Pets Dog and Pony Show will be held March 11, 1–5 p.m., State Farmers Market. The dog pageant is open to all well-behaved dogs from the public and all adoptable dogs from multiple Midlands pet charities, and it is certain to be one of the favorite activities at the event. The informal pageant will award prizes based on cuteness in three different size categories as well as an overall winner for personality. www.patterpets.org.


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

Midlands Go Red For Women Luncheon will be held Friday, May 18, 2018, 11 a.m., USC Alumni Center, 900 Senate Street. t-Ciara.Gray@heart.org.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia will host Bowl for Kids’ Sake Friday, March 30, 6–9:30 p.m., Anchor Lanes, 1057 Lake Murray Boulevard, Irmo. www.bbbsgc.org/bfks.

The Palladium Society’s 20th annual Chili Cook-Off will be held Saturday, February 24, 5:30–8 p.m., Music Farm Columbia, 1022 Senate Street. historiccolumbia.org/chili.

Annual UMM BBQ Pork Dinner and UMW Bake Sale will be held Saturday, March 3, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., 1005 Asbury Drive. 776-7237.

Richland County Sheriff’s Foundation (RCSF) will kick off the Inaugural Oyster Roast & Pig Pickin’ Saturday, March 3, Hay Hill Events, 1625 Bluff Road. 803-465-6484 or www.rcsd.net.

St. Katherine’s Ladies Philoptochos 71st Annual Bake Sale + Luncheon will be held Thursday, March 29, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1931 Sumter Street. 803-461-0249.


Lexington County Master Gardener Volunteers will present “Sowing Seeds for the Miracles of Tomorrow,” the SC Garden Jamboree Friday, April 20, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Saluda Shoals Park. lcmgv.org.


Palmetto Health’s Women at Heart Forum and Exhibition will be held Saturday, February 24, 8 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street. PalmettoHealth.org/WomenAtHeart or 803-296-CARE (2273).

Brookland Foundation’s Health and Wellness Program will present its 18th Annual Community Health Fair Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., 1066 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia. 803-261-4723 or hwguild@brookland.cc.


Columbia Fireflies Job Fair will be held Saturday, February 24, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Spirit Communications Park, 1640 Freed Street. jobs@columbiafireflies.com.


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.


U.S. Army recruits in uniform are admitted free of charge to the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum on graduation Thursdays, 301 Gervais Street. The museum is open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1–5 p.m. the first Sunday of each month. crr.sc.gov.

South Carolina State Museum will celebrate art in South Carolina during Art Day Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., 301 Gervais Street. scmuseum.org.


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.

Annelies (Anne Frank), performed by Colla Voce and the Avanti Trio, will be held April 29, 2018, 3 p.m., Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center, 306 Flora Drive. 803-777-5369.

Bach Around the Clock will be held May 11, 2018, noon–midnight, St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 5220 Clemson Avenue. 803-777-5369.

Palmetto Mastersingers will present a Festival of Choirs program Saturday, February 24, 7:30 p.m., Saint Andrews Baptist Church, 230 Bush River Road. Choirs participating include Dreher High School Chorus, Rosewood Elementary Honor Choir, Saint Andrews Baptist Chancel Choir, and the Mastersingers. www.palmettomasteringers.org.

Saxe Gotha Presbyterian will host Lexington Choral Society’s 22nd Season, Winter Concert Event Friday, March 2, 7:30 p.m., Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church, 5503 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington. www.saxegotha.org.

A jazz celebration of The Beatles with the Noel Freidline Quartet will be held Friday, February 23, 7:30 p.m., Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main Street. columbiamuseum.org.

Dixieland Jazz Concert will be held Sunday,March 4, 2:30–5 p.m., Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle. 803-432-1504 or www.carolinajazzsociety.com.

Bernstein MASS will be performed Friday, March 2, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 3, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 4, 3 p.m., Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene Street. kogercenterforthearts.com.


Preservation South Carolina’s nominations are now open for S.C.’s 2018 Historic Preservation Awards and for the 2018 Places at Risk List. Nominations for the Places at Risk List, presented by Preservation S.C., can be a building, structure, site, district, landscape, or streetscape, nominated by a community, group, or an individual. Nominated properties must be at least 50 years old and must be significantly threatened by direct demolition, demolition by neglect, or some other imminent threat. All nomination forms for the 2018 Places at Risk List must be postmarked by April 6, 2018. There are six Historic Preservation Awards: The Honor Awards, Stewardship Awards, Preservation Service Awards, Heritage Tourism Awards, Elected official Honor Award, and the Governor’s Award. Awards forms must be postmarked by March 2, 2018. The Historic Preservation Awards will be notified by mid-April and a formal presentation will take place with the Office of the Governor in June. The Places at Risk List will be announced at S.C.’s Statewide Historic Preservation Conference to be held April 20, 2018. PreserveSC.org.


Sesquicentennial State Park will host its 10th Annual Palmetto Campout Saturday, March 24–Sunday, March 25. Application deadline is March 9. Applications are available at www.SouthCarolinaParks.com or at the park office.


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.

Contact Gayle Poppell at Gayle@gaylepoppell.com for information about Brookland Cayce High School Class of 1968 50th reunion to be held March 24, 2018.

Dreher Class of 63’s 55th reunion is planned for Friday, April 20, 7–11 p.m., Rockbridge Club, 4135 Rockbridge Road. Classes from 1962–64 are also invited. The cost including hors d’oeuvres, open bar, and band is $60 per person due by April 2. Make checks payable to Dreher Class of ’63, and mail to 4711 Forest Drive, Ste. 3. Box #117, Columbia, SC 29206. Facebook—Dreher High School Class of ’63 Reunion. Email— 63dreher@gmail.com. Phone—803-728-0239.


Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands will host Walk A Mile In Their Shoes Thursday, April 12, 5:30–8 p.m., South Carolina State House Grounds. www.walkamilesc.com.

Palmetto Health Foundation Golf Classic, presented by Aflac, will be held Friday, April 20, Ft. Jackson Golf Club. 803-434-7275 or PHFGolfClassic.org.

The First Tee of Columbia has partnered with the Karcher Group and B-Squared to host its second annual fundraising golf tournament Friday, March 23 at the Cobblestone Park Golf Club, 1298 University Parkway, Blythewood. www.thefirstteecolumbia.org/golf-outing.


Alcoholic’s Anonymous 24 Hours 803-254-5301.


Indigo Silk Scarf Workshop will be held Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227-C Taylor Street. 803-545-3093 or bloliver@columbiasc.net.

Palmetto Health will host Heart failure: a survival guide seminar Friday, February 23, noon–1 p.m. and Tuesday, February 27, 6–7 p.m., Palmetto Health Baptist Auditorium, 1501 Sumter Street. PalmettoHealth.org/Heart.

Columbia Art Center will hold Spring Break Art Camp for children ages five-12 April 2–6, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., 1227 Taylor Street, Suite. C. 803-545-3093.

Mosaic Tile Art workshop will be held Saturdays, March 10 and 24, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Edisto Discovery Park, 1914 Wiley Street. For more information, call the Columbia Art Center at 803-545-3093.

Sewing Basics will be held Saturday, March 10, 12–4 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street. 803-545-3093.

Dipping, Pouring and More (Glazing) will be held Saturdays, March 17 and April 7, 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite. C. 803-545-3093.

Explorations in Clay (Middle & High School) will be held through December 11, Mondays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street. 803-545-3093.

Life Drawing will be held March 8–29, Thursdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street. 803-545-3093.

Introductory Pine Needle Basketry: A Contemporary Approach will be held March 6–27, Tuesdays, 5:30–8 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street. 803-545-3093.

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