2018-07-13 / Events



The Dog Days of Summer Columbia Animal Services Adoption Special will be held July 16–21. All cats and dogs will be available for adoption with a fee of $20. This adoption fee includes spay/neuter, micro-chip, Feline Leukemia/Heartworm Test, initial vaccines, and deworming. www.columbiasc.net/animal-services or (803)-776-PETS (7387).


Richland One’s Challenger Learning Center offers campers a summer of adventure for children ages seven–18, including Intro to Drones (camp full) for ages nine-14 years July 23–26, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; Astronaut Academy for ages eight–12 years, July 16–19, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; Astronaut Academy for ages eight–12 years, July 30–August 2, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; Rocket Fundamentals for ages seven–10 years July 11–12, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; Family Fun Rocket Camp: parents attend with children, all ages July 13, 9 a.m.– 1 p.m.; Robotics Camp for ages nine–14 years July 23-26, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. The Challenger Learning Center is located at 2600A Barhamville Road. www.thechallengecenter.net.


National Baptist Deacons Convention of America, Inc. and its auxiliaries will be held Sunday, July 15–Friday, July 20, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1028 Eastman Street. 803-549- 1906 or www.nationalbaptistdeaconsconvention.org.

Kingsmen Breakfast will be held Saturday, July 14, 8–10 a.m., Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. www.ChristianLifeColumbia.com.


Atria Forest Lake has challenged Richland Sheriff’s Department LIVE PD to a culinary showdown July 19, 2 p.m., 4405 Forest Drive. Atria’s Chef Marvin Miller, DCS will face off against LIVE PD Deputy Addy Perez and Deputy Selena Williams. Both teams will go head to head and the only rule is the winning recipe must contain tomatoes. Admission is free but you must RSVP to Atria Forest Lake at 803-790-9800.


The 6th Annual Destined for Greatness Women’s Conference, sponsored by Frances Williams Ministries, will be held August 4, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Doubletree by Hilton, 2100 Bush River Road. 803-728-5005 or franceswilliamsminis.wixsite.com/destined4greatness18.


Heart ‘n Soul Dance at Lourie Center will be held Friday August 3, 7–10:30 p.m., Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle. www.louriecentersc.com.


South Carolina State Fair is accepting entries for this year’s competitive events through September 1. The fair will be held October 10–21, 1200 Rosewood Drive. scstatefair.org/competitors.


The 8th annual Rosewood Art and Music Festival will be held September 29, 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Rockaways, 2719 Rosewood Drive. rosewoodfestival.com.

The 9th Annual Tasty Tomato Festival, presented by Sustainable Midlands, will be held Saturday, August 11, 1–7 p.m., City Roots, 1005 Airport Boulevard. www.TastyTomatoFestival.com.

Christmas in July Holiday Market will be held July 14, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., 2606 Emanuel Church Road, West Columbia. 803-755-0246.

The Midlands chapter of the South Carolina Modelers Association will host its 9th annual Model Contest and Show Saturday, July 14, 9 a.m.–noon, Ball Park Road Recreation Facility in Lexington.

South Carolina Organization of African Unity (SCOAU) will hold the state’s first African Cultural Festival Friday, July 13, 6–8 p.m. and Saturday, July 14, noon–5 p.m., Allen University, 1530 Harden Street. www.southcarolinaoau.com or 803-477- 6148.


Fresh produce from a Seeds of Hope family farm will be available Thurdays, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Shandon Presbyterian Church, Devine Street parking lot. 803-787-4258.


S.C. Orchid Society will present its Summer and Fall Distinguished Orchid Speaker Series beginning July 15 and continuing the third Sunday of each month through October. The Society meets at 12:30 p.m., Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia Building, 1605 Park Circle. 803-606-1224 or chambleec@gmail.com.


Babcock Center will host a Hiring Blitz Saturday July 14, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Mary L. Duffie Administrative building, 2725 Banny Jones Avenue, West Columbia. www.babcockcenter.org.


Pigskin Poets, part of Richland Library’s Summer Learning Challenge, will be held Friday, July 20, 3–4:30 p.m., Drew Wellness Center, 2101 Walker Solomon Way. 803-587-3637.


Igniting Innovation Gala, sponsored by Future Entrepreneurs Foundation, will be held Friday, September 21, 6–10 p.m., 1951 Pisgah Road, Florence. www.scfutureentrepreneurs.com.


City of Columbia’s Summer Movies Series will be held every other Friday, 7:45 p.m., Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street. July 13— Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, July 27— Justice League. 803-545-3100.


David Liebman, a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and saxophone legend, has been announced as the Master Clinician for the USC ColaJazz Camp July 13–15. colajazz.com.

City of Columbia’s free outdoor concert series will be held at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street, 7–10 p.m. on the following dates—July 14, The Dazz Band (R&B/Funk); and July 28, Confunkshun (R&B/Funk). 803-545-3100.

Reggaetronic Music Festival will be held July 14, 11:30 a.m., in the Lake Murray cove next to Jim Spence Island. This 100 percent free event is only accessible by boat. Boat rentals are available through multiple companies on the lake. www.reggaetronicsc.com.


S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is accepting nominations for the Community Star award program now through August 1, 2018. Community Star categories include Business Star, Collaborative Star, and Rising Star. www.scdhec.gov/Environment/CommunityStar.


Sesquicentennial State Park is offering guided hikes every Friday in July at 9 a.m., Two Notch Road. The program, “Hike with a Ranger,” will be a casual hike on the 2-mile Sandhills Hiking Trail around the park’s lake. 803-788-2706 or sjensen@scprt.com.


Richland Northeast Class of 1988 30th Year Reunion will be held July 21, 7:30 p.m.–12 a.m., Capital City Club. edshell34@gmail.com or 803-467-3661.


Strictly Running will host its Hot Summer Night 5K Saturday, August 4, 7 p.m. and will wind its way through Shandon. The 2500 block of Devine Street will be closed 6–8 p.m. that night. 803-799-4786.

The sixth annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run & Walk will be held Friday, September 14, 7 p.m., Columbia’s Vista. The route for the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run & Walk begins near the First Responders Historic Remembrance Memorial next to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Lincoln Street. Participants will travel down Gervais Street, across the Gervais Street Bridge into Cayce, up the Blossom Street Bridge and back to Columbia’s Vista in the early evening. www.t2trunsc.org.

Carolina Affiliate of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America will hold its 4th annual Bowling Bash Saturday, July 21, 12:30–3 p.m., South AMF Columbia Lanes, 1732 Bush River Road. It features two hours of bowling, shoe rental, food, prizes, and more. Proceeds will benefit the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. 803-983-2052.


Narconon can help with overcoming addiction in families. 1-800-431-1754.


South Carolina’s 2018 Sales Tax Holiday will be held Friday, August 3–Sunday, August 5. During tax free weekend, a variety of back-to-school essentials are exempt from the state’s 6% Sales Tax and any applicable local taxes. dor.sc.gov/TaxFreeWeekend.


Sewing Basics workshop will be held Saturday, July 21, August 18, September 8, October 20, and November 3, noon–4 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

Mixed Media Jewelry workshop will be held Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

Madhubani Painting workshop for kids ages six–14 will be held Wednesday, July 28, 10–11:30 a.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

Turkish Cooking Classes will be held August 18 (Mozaik Tatli— mosaic sweet), September 15 (Baklava), October 20 (Dolma— stuffed peppers), November 17 (Patlican Kebap—eggplant kebab), January 19, 2019 (Dolma—stuffed grape leaves), February 16, 2019 (Mercimek koftesi—lentil balls), March 16, 2019 (Kataifi—sweet dessert), and April 20, 2019 (Karisik Kizartma—eggplant stir fry), 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Istanbul Cultural Center, 909 Shull Street, West Columbia.

Lourie Center is launching Midlands Lifelong Learning Program, including Diseases of Famous People, Tuesdays October 2, 9, 16, and 23, 1–1:50 p.m.; Classically Columbia: Musical Understanding, Tuesdays October 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2–2:50 p.m.; Cyber Security, Wednesday, October 3 and Thursdays October 11, 18, and 25, 1–1:50 p.m.; Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda: Your Life, Your Future, Wednesday October 3 and Thursdays October 11, 18, and 25, 2–2:50 p.m., 1650 Park Circle. Register by calling 803-779-1971 or at www.louriecentersc.com.

Take a Bite Out of Summer: Mosquito Prevention Practices will be held 5:30–7 p.m., Thursday, July 19, Council Chambers, County Administration Building, 2020 Hampton Street. www.richlandcountysc.gov/Residents/Engage- Richland/Upcoming-Events

Meet Your First Responders: EMS will be held 6–7:30 p.m., Monday, August 20, Richland County Emergency Services, 1410 Laurens Street. www.richlandcountysc.gov/Residents/Engage-Richland/ Upcoming-Events.

Pet Registration Event with Animal Care Officers will be held 10 a.m.–noon, Saturday, August 25, Richland County Animal Care, Public Works Facility, 400 Powell Road. www.richlandcountysc.gov/Residents/Engage-Richland/Upcoming-Events.

History and Hangars: Richland County’s Jim Hamilton-L.B. Owens Airport will be held 6–7:30 p.m., Thursday, September 6, 1400 Jim Hamilton Boulevard. www.richlandcountysc.gov/Residents/Engage-Richland/ Upcoming-Events

Tour of the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center will be held 6:30–8 p.m., Thursday, September 27, 201 John Mark Dial Drive. www.richlandcountysc.gov/Residents/Engage- Richland/Upcoming-Events.

Sisters in Crime and the SE Chapter of Mystery Writers of America will host a workshop open to mystery readers and authors July 28, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Chuch, 1715 Bull Street. tinyurl.com/MysteryinMidlands.

Columbia Art Center will hold the following workshops: Introduction to Pottery, Mondays 6–8 p.m.; Creative Throwing, Tuesdays 4–5:30 p.m.; Next Step Throwing, Wednesdays 6–8 p.m.; Intermediate Hand Building, Thursdays 6–8 p.m.; Beginning Throwing, Fridays 2–4 p.m.; Saturday, July 14, Mixed Media Jewelry Workshop; Wednesday, July 18, 6–8 p.m., Madhubani Painting; Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Lippan Painting; Saturday, July 28, 10–11:30 a.m., Madhubani Painting on Pots for Children, 1227-C Taylor Street. 803-545-3093 or www.ColumbiaSC.net/parks-recreation

Learn Freely Fest will be held Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Richland Library Main, 1431 Assembly Street. Dozens of activities will be available, including juggling, virtual reality, origami, indigo dying, solar astronomy, green screen meteorology, cupcake decorating, tae kwon do, raising backyard chickens, wildlife rescue, genealogy, and organizational tips. 803-587-3637 or estoll@richlandlibrary.com.

Building Fairy House and Cottage out of clay workshop for kids will be held Saturday, August 4, 10:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

Painting Simple Landscapes in Acrylics Four Week Workshop will be held Tuesdays, August 7–28, 6:30–8:30 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545- 3093.

Columbia Art Center will hold the following workshops: Mixed Media Art, Wednesday, August 8, 6–8 p.m.; Stamped Copper Jewelry, Wednesday, August 15, 6–8 p.m.; Warli Painting on Pots, Saturday, August 25, 1–3 p.m.; Mixed Media Painting Palm Trees, Saturday, August 18, 10 a.m.–noon; Watercolor Calligraphy with a Brush, Thursday, August 23, 6–9 p.m.; Pasta Making, Saturday, August 11, 1–4 p.m. 1227-C Taylor Street. 803-545-3093 or www.ColumbiaSC.net/parksrecreation

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