2011-09-16 / Events



Party Animals Haunted Hotel, hosted by The Animal Mission, will be held October 28, Clarion Town House Hotel, Gervais Street, 7:30 p.m. www.animalmission.org or 422-8713.


Palmetto Painters’ Annual Auction will be held Saturday, October 8, Green Hill Baptist Church, 1734 Augusta Road, West Columbia. Preview starts at 10:30 a.m.; silent auction starts at 11 a.m. A portion of the proceeds of the auction benefit Sistercare. 781-2340 or www.PalmettoPainters.com.


First Presbyterian Church Wednesday lunch and speaker series is held 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m., Jackson Hall, 1324 Marion Street. Free parking. 799-9062.

The 43rd anniversary of ATC Life Changing Ministries and Founding Mother, Mother Susan Spann, and the 11th pastoral anniversary of Pastor Gert Thompson will be held Sunday, September 18, 3:30 p.m. 781-2110.

Fall Revival will be held at Cleaves Memorial CME Church, 3407 Beaumont Avenue, Sunday, September 25, 3 p.m. 254-8810.

Passion for the Faith mission will be held September 18-21, 7-8:15 p.m., St. John Neumann Church, 100 Polo Road. Rev. Donnell Kirchner, a Redemptorists from the Ligouri Mission House in Ligouri, Missouri, will lead the mission. A reception will be held in Gillin Hall at the conclusion of the mission on the Wednesday night.

The Mayor’s annual Isabel Law Breast Cancer Breakfast will be held Friday, September 30, City Hall parking lot, 1737 Main Street, 6-9 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the Bosom Buddies, a 501(c)3 organization that assists women who are in need of mastectomy camisoles or have other post-surgical needs. Deadline to place orders is Wednesday, September 28, 5 p.m. 545-3780.


The Greater Columbia Chapter of the U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association (USADance) will hold its twice-monthly dances Saturday, September 24, Hugh Dimmery Memorial Center ( The Barn), 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia, 7:15-10:30 p.m. www.USADance.us

Dancing with the Survivors will be held at Springhill Marriott, 511 Lady Street, Friday, September 23, 7 p.m. to benefit breast cancer film Secret Pearls . www.dancingwiththesurvivors.com

Contra Dance will be held September 17, Arsenal Hill Park Building, 1800 Lincoln Street, 7-10:30 p.m. www.contracola.org or 760-5881.

Dances of Universal Peace Workshop with Tim Dobson will be held September 23-24, City Yoga Studio & Unitarian Universalist Congregation. www.dancesofuniversalpeacena.org, southerndup.org/events.php, or 743-0731.

Ross Holmes Big Band Dance will be held at the Capital Senior Center Friday, October 14,7:30-11 p.m., 1650 Park Circle. 786-4884 or 779-1971.


Covenant Classical Christian School will host a family-friendly fall festival, Saturday, October 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 3100 Covenant Road. 787-0225 or www.covenantcs.org.

The Arts at Shandon will host an Arts Carnival Sunday September 25, noon-4 p.m. Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow Street. 771-4408.


Hampton Street Vineyard and Southern Wine & Spirits will host the first in a series of dinners benefiting Girls IncorporatedĀ® of Greater Columbia (GIGC) September 19, 6:30 p.m., 1201 Hampton Street. 252-0850.

Fourth Annual Spaghetti Dinner to Go, hosted by First Baptist Columbia, will be held Thursday, September 29, 5-7 p.m. Washington Street entrance. www.seniorresourcesinc.org or 252-7734 est. 256.

The Big Ugly Dinner Outing, sponsored by Greater Columbia Jaycees, will be held Tuesday, September 20, 6-9 p.m., The Big Ugly, 931A Senate Street.


Christian Women’s Vital Network will host a Summer’s End Sale and Silent Auction Tuesday, September 20, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Seawell’s, 1125 Rosewood Drive. Please make reservations by September 13 by calling 520-4031.

Columbia Museum of Art Contemporaries will host the 6th annual Black and White Ball: The British are Coming Friday, October 28. columbiamuseum.org or 343-2197.

Carolina Kick Off For A Cure to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and combine two of Gamecock Nation’s favorite pastimes: food and football, will be held November 5, The Zone in Williams Brice Stadium during the University of South Carolina versus football game. 1-866-324- 2242, rmacqueen@cff.org or www.carolinakickoff.com.

SC Ovarian Cancer Foundation Riverbanks Region Chapter holds its annual “Whispers” butterfly release, S.C. State House, September 27, 5:30 p.m. to promote awareness of the whispering symptoms of ovarian cancer. September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. 926-3462.


Lexington County Masters Gardeners Annual Plant Sale will be held October 15, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Lexington County Museum, 231 Fox Street, Lexington. 892-3162.

Flo Chaffin, nationally known for her expertise in specialty ornamentals, will speak on seasonal plants at Mill Creek Greenhouses, 2324 Leesburg Road, 10 a.m., Saturday, September 17. dressler@usit.net or 782-7779.

Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia will meet September 26, Garden Council Building, 1605 Park Circle, Maxcy Gregg Park. The board will meet at 9 a.m., refreshments will be served at 9:30, and the program will begin at 10 a.m.


Midlands Job Fair, sponsored by Midlands Workforce Development Board, will be held Saturday, November 5, 10 a.m., Richland Mall, 3400 Forest Drive. www.midlandsonestop.org/workshops.


Walker Institute will continue its 50th anniversary lecture series with a talk by Justice Richard Goldstone, a former Supreme Court justice of South Africa, Thursday, September 22, University of South Carolina, Gambrell Hall, Room 153, 7:30 p.m. 777-8180 or www.cas.sc.edu/iis/index.html.

S.C. Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of South Carolina will celebrate the 20th Annual South Carolina Archaeology Month during October. This year’s theme, “Making Artifacts Talk: Archaeology and Education at the Johannes Kolb Site,” will be the topic of the special lecture series that will be held in seven locations throughout the state. A topical poster has been designed displaying the theme. Free posters can be picked up at SCIAA, 1321 Pendleton Street. www.cas.sc.edu/sciaa, www.assc.net. or 576-6573.

Anita Hill will discuss her vision for equality in a talk Thursday, October 20, 5:30-8 p.m., University of South Carolina, 701 Whaley Street. anitahillparty.com or 777-4007.


Blythewood Farmers Market will be held Mondays through October, 2-6 p.m., 171 Langford Road. 754-0501 or chavousl@townofblythewoodsc.gov.

Sandhill Farmers Market is open every Tuesday through November 22, 2-7 p.m., at the entrance to Clemson’s Sandhill Research and Education Center, 900 Clemson Road. 699-3190, 788-5700, or www.clemson.edu/sandhill.

Glenforest School will hold its second annual Flea Market Saturday, October 15, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1041 Harbor Drive, West Columbia. 513-1218, 796-7622, or glenforest.org.


Three Rivers Cherokees will sponsor a Native-American Pow-Wow Saturday, September 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Granby Park, Twelfth Street Extension, Cayce. 731-9582.

Richland County Family and Community Leaders Fall Council Meeting, hosted by North-Columbia FCL Club, will be at Round Top Baptist Church, 120 Round Top Church Court, Blythewood, September 19, 10 a.m. 788-1282.

Greater Columbia Community Relations Council (GCCRC) will hold its monthly meeting at the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce building, 930 Richland Street, 4:30 p.m. 733-1130.

Epilepsy Advocacy meeting for S.C. will be held Sunday, September 25, 3-5 p.m., Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church, 3050 Leaphart Road, West Columbia. (843) 991-7144.

Lake Murray Association will hold a public meeting Tuesday, September 27, 6:30 p.m., Lighthouse Marina, 1925 Johnson Marina Road, Chapin.


South Carolina Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum will host its second program in the Battle & A Bagged Lunch Mid-Day Lecture Series entitled: “How to Study a Battle” Friday, September 23, 12-1 p.m., museum education room. Register at www.crr.sc.gov.


Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra will hold its annual Wine & Waltzes gala fundraiser Thursday, September 29, 6:30- 9:30 p.m., River Center, Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road, Irmo. www.LMSO.org or 400-3540.

Virginia Wingard Memorial UMC will host a Paul Saik concert September 25, 6 p.m., 1500 Broad River Road. 772-0794.

CMC Steel Rhythm on the River Fall Concert Series resumes Friday, September 16, 6:30-9 p.m., with Danielle Howle with Special Guest Trevor Harden. www.rhythmontheriversc.com.


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.

Class of 1981 of Airport High School in West Columbia will hold its 30th class reunion Saturday, October 15, Wingate by Wyndham Lexington/Columbia, 108 Saluda Pointe Court, Lexington, intersection of Highway 378 and I-20. Class of 1981 Reunion page on Facebook, ratchford@windstream.net, or reneelayson@bellsouth.net

Les Truands, a high school social club in Columbia from 1948 until 1972, made up of young men from Columbia, Dreher, Eau Claire, and University High Schools, will hold a reunion September 30, 7-11 p.m., Summit Club, 1301 Gervais Street, 20th floor. 345-2096, lestruandsclub@aol.com, or www.myspace.com/lestruandsclub

Morris Skating Rink Reunion, 12th annual “Time to Roll for Kids,” a benefit for Shriner’s Hospital, will be held Sunday, September 18, 2-6 p.m. 609-0186.


Palmetto Health Foundation’s 2011 Walk for Life/ 5K Race for Life will be held Saturday, October 1, 8:30 a.m., Finlay Park. Proceeds will benefit Palmetto Health Breast Center. 434-7275 or palmettohealthfoundation.org

The 24th annual Midlands Area Senior Games will be held September 19-22. 545-3109 or 462-9995.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia (BBBSGC) is sponsoring a 5K “Bow Tie” run to honor the late Dr. Andrew Sorensen Saturday, September 17, 8 a.m., in front of the Horseshoe on Sumter Street. Runners are encouraged to wear a bow tie to honor Dr. Sorensen’s life. www.BowTieRun.org or 691-5700.

Dash to the Vista 5K Run will be held in downtown Columbia Sunday, September 25, 10 a.m. www.eggplantevents.com

Fifth Annual Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence, hosted by The City of Columbia, will be held Saturday, October 8, Finlay Park (930 Laurel Street). www.columbiasc.net

Greater Columbia Marine Foundation and Columbia Opportunity Resource call for volunteers for USMC Mud Run to be held October 15. www.usmcmudrun.org/volunteer.php.

21st Annual Bazaar and Road Race will be held at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church, October 22, 9 a.m. -2 p.m., 125 Sparkleberry Lane. Bike ride will be October 23, 8 a.m. 788-3589 or www.svpc.org.

12th Annual George Younginer Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Wednesday, October 26, Fort Jackson Golf Club. Play begins at noon with a shotgun start on the Wildcat and Old Hickory courses. healthylearners.com or 454-0354.


“Growing Through Divorce” Support Group at Shandon United Methodist Church, to assist people who are approaching divorce or who have divorced, Shandon United Methodist Church offers a support group that begins on October 11 and continues for eight consecutive Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. A $14 fee is payable at the first session. Preregistration is necessary. 256-8383 ext. 115 or acox@shandon-umc.org


Tennessee Williams Festival: A Streetcar Named Desire will be held September 30- October 8, 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 7 p.m. Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sunday, October 2. 777-9353 or www.cas.sc.edu/thea

Novelist Arthur Phillips and SC Shakespeare Company, sponsored by Saluda Shoals Foundation and Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission, will present a staged reading of the “lost” Shakespeare play The Most Excellent an Tragical Historie of Arthur, King of Britain, Saturday, September 24, 7 p.m., Saluda Shoals Park. 213-2035 or www.saludashoalsfoundation.org.

Auditions for the musical drama Patterns in the Glass will be held Sunday, September 18, 4-6 p.m. and Monday, September 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Corner of Bull and Blanding Streets. www.stpaulsplayers.webs.com.

Indie Grits will kick off film submission season at 5 Points Pub, 2020 Devine Street, Sunday, September 18, 4-7 p.m. featuring a film performance by Roger Beebe. www.indiegrits.com.

Palmetto Center for the Arts (PCA) Magnet Program will present an Evening of Student Choreography Tuesday, September 27, 7 p.m., Richland School District Two Auditorium. 699-2800, ext. 792832 or arichard@richland2.org.


2011 Tour of Homes will be held September 17, 18, 24, 25, and October 1 and 2, noon to 6 p.m. The six Featured Communities are Cherokee Village, Concord Park, Lake Carolina, Lexington Villas, Peach Grove Villas, and Saluda River Club. Plan books featuring the homes and communities will be available at all Russell & Jeffcoat Real Estate locations and at all of the six featured communities at no charge. www.columbiabuilders.com.


Beginner Spanish Class will resume Tuesday, September 20, Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle. The class provides basic instruction in grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Registration is required, 779-1971. www.capitalseniorcenter.com.

Columbia Shepherd Center will host its Fall Lunch Forum, 3401 Trenholm Road. Reserve a place for the $7, 3-course meal, 779-4449 by 10 a.m. Mondays. www.shepherdscenterofcolumbia.org. September 21, Al Mohn croons with John McCullough’s piano; September 28, Rosemary Smith, S.C. Sheep will fascinate; October 5, Col. Tom Fincher shares his getting to know men with ‘no ordinary lives;’ October 12, meet a man who wars many hats; October 19, Wayne Fields shares his discoveries at S.C.’s oldest mission, The Oliver Gospel Mission; October 26, Traveling to Turkey with Sam Robison; November 2, Celebrate Veteran’s Day with Barbara Mooneyham; November 9, Handbell Choir presents “Oklahoma.”

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