NAMI-SC WOMEN LEADERS LUNCHEON: Today at the Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Recognition of seven women who have made a difference for those dealing with mental illness. Guest speaker will be author Mary Alice Monroe (“The Butterfly’s Daughter”). Doors open at 11:45 a.m.; lunch will be served until 12:30 p.m.; speaker and awards, 12:30-1:30 p.m., book signing, 1:30-2:15 p.m. $35; NAMI members and seniors ages 62 or older, $30 (ticket price includes paperback copy of “The Butterfly’s Daughter”). (803) 733-9592 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
THIRD THURSDAY LUNCH DISCUSSION: Noon Thursday, the Red Room at the State Museum, 301 Gervais St. Greenville artist Katie Walker will discuss her work, which is included in the museum’s exhibit “Abstract Art in South Carolina: 1949-2012,” in the Lipscomb Gallery through Aug. 26. Free with museum admission or membership. (803) 898-4921; http://www.southcarolinastatemuseum.org
YOGA: 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 9 at Arsenal Hill Community Center, 1800 Lincoln St. Learn postures, breathing exercises, meditation, deep relaxation along with lecture and discussion; $99. Bring a yoga mat. (803) 732-0432; http://www.mtctraining.com
IMAGINE: A BENEFIT SHOW: 7-10 p.m. Thursday at the Carolina Baptist Collegiate Ministry, 819 Main St. Fundraiser for More Than Me, a nonprofit organization that works to get young African girls into school, will feature local musicians and work by local artists. Admission is a suggested donation of $15, includes a raffle ticket (additional raffle tickets, $3). http://www.about.me/imagine
INTRODUCTION TO WORD FOR SENIORS: 9 a.m.-noon Friday and June 29 at Midlands Technical College Northeast Campus, 151 Powell Road. Basics of Microsoft Word, including creating and editing documents, formatting, printing and more; $89. (803) 732-0432; http://www.mtctraining.com
“CIVIL WAR IN 3-D”: New exhibit features 30-minute revolving 3-D show of more than 75 stereographs with original soundtrack at the S.C. Confederate Relic Room and Military History Museum, 301 Gervais St. The museum is open Tuesdays-Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. the first Sunday monthly. (803) 737-8095; http://www.crr.sc.gov
R.O.C.K. (REPRESENTING OUR CHRIST AS KING): Christian night of fellowship, 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday at The Plex Indoor Sports, Village at Sandhill. Bounce houses, unlimited roller skating, arcade games, live concert, DJ, vendors, social networking and more. Sponsored by City of One King, advance tickets are $8; $10 at the door. (803) 463-4615; http://www.facebook.com/cityofoneking
CAPITAL SENIOR CENTER DANCE: 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday at 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Live music featuring the Dancetimers, BYOB; $5. (803) 779-1971; http://www.capitalseniorcenter.com
“ALMOST, MAINE”: Chapin Theatre Company production, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the American Legion/Old Chapin Firehouse, 102 Lexington Ave., Chapin. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.; Tickets are $25 per person and include dessert at intermission and silent auction. Proceeds will benefit the CTC building fund. http://www.chapintheatre.org
OMG OF HOME OWNERSHIP: Owning, Maintaining and Gardening sessions, 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Saturday at Eau Claire High School, 4800 Monticello Road. Event will feature the refinance process and mortgage modifications, decorating on a budget, landscaping and home improvement, credit counseling and repair. Free; register at http://www.columbiasc.net/communitydevelopment or call (803) 545-3383
ART CLASSES: Watercolor and acrylics for ages 10 and older, 9-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3 p.m. Saturday at Polo Road Park, 730 Polo Road. $30, includes all materials needed for a completed painting. (803) 736-1657; http://www.firstclassart.webs.com
BOOK SIGNING: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Book Dispensary, 710-C Gracern Road. Local author Karla Telega will be signing copies of “Box of Rocks.” (803) 798-4739; http://www.mybookdispensary.com
“YESTERDAY IS STILL GONE … OR IS IT?”: 3, 8 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday at the Harbison Theatre, Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Irmo. Advance tickets are $15 (VIP seating, $20); available at Ocean Fresh Seafood, 2000 Clemson Road; Sims Music, 1110 St. Andrews Road, Brookland Federal Credit Union, 1058 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia; Perfect Printing, 301 Veterans Road; and http://www.wowproduction.org
GREATER COLUMBIA CHAPTER OF THE U.S. AMATEUR BALLROOM DANCERS ASSOCIATION: 7:15-10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hugh Dimmery Memorial Center (The Barn), 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia. Casual dress; non-alcoholic drinks, refreshments and snack will be available and a complimentary dance lesson will be offered from 7:45-8:15 p.m. with professional instructors. $10; USADance members, $7; students, $5. http://www.usadance.us
MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: “Zookeeper,” Saturday at Crooked Creek Park, 1098 Old Lexington Highway, Chapin. Family fun walk at 7:30 p.m.; movie starts at dark, around 8:45 p.m. Free refreshments provided by Chapin Baptist Church Family Ministries. No alcohol or pets. (803) 345-6181; http://www.icrc.net
ART CLASSES: Watercolor and acrylics for adults, 5-7:30 p.m. Monday at the Adult Activities Center, 7494 Parklane Road. $30, includes all materials needed for a completed painting. (803) 462-9995; http://www.firstclassart.webs.com
TAI CHI FOR BEGINNERS: 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays at McGregor Presbyterian Church, 6505 St. Andrews Road. Requested donations vary depending on category — adult, senior, student, family. (803) 772-9557; http://www.taoist.org
TOUCAN TUESDAYS AT RIVERBANKS ZOO: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 28, 500 Wildlife Parkway. Two can visit for the price of one with a donation of two cans of non-perishable food items for Harvest Hope Food Bank. Regular adult admission is $11.75; ages 3-12, $9.25, ages 2 and younger, free. (803) 779-8717; http://www.riverbanks.org
ADVENTURES IN LEARNING: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays through July 10 at the Shepherd’s Center of St. Andrews, Ashland UMC, 2600 Ashland Road. $15 for two classes; preregistration recommended. (803) 731-9394; http://www.shepherdscenterofstandrews.org
SANDHILL FARMERS MARKET ARTS AND CRAFTS DAY: 2-7 p.m. Tuesday at the entrance to the Clemson University Sandhill Research and Education Center, 900 Clemson Road. Local arts and crafts as well as local produce, plants, baked goods, live music and Master Gardeners. (803) 699-3190; http://www.clemson.edu/sandhill
“BOOMERONICS — LEARNING THE LINGO OF THE FUTURE”: Retirement and caregiving options. Session on staying in the home safely will be held 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at The Haven in the Summit, 3 Summit Terrace. Seating is limited, call (803) 730-0429 or (803) 351-7827.
DEFENSIVE DRIVING: 6-10 p.m. Tuesday and June 27 at Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus, 7300 College St., Irmo. Lectures, films and classroom demonstrations; successful completion of the eight-hour course will remove four points on your S.C. driver’s license (except for DUI) and may reduce your insurance costs; $69. (803) 732-0432; http://www.mtctraining.com
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING: 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 3200 Trenholm Road. Free. (803) 345-0158 or email email@example.com
TAI CHI FOR BEGINNERS: 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2701 Heyward St. Requested donations vary depending on category — adult, senior, student, family. (803) 772-9557; http://www.taoist.org
TRAVEL SERIES LUNCH AND LEARN: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 28 at the Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Bring a bag lunch and come away with travel trips, resources and information from Faye Brown. Free, beverages will be provided; call (803) 779-1971 to reserve a seat.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION SKILLS FOR HEALTH AND ELDER ISSUES: Community Mediation Center workshop, noon-4 p.m. June 28 at College Place UMC fellowship hall, 4801 Colonial Drive. (803) 714-1176
“CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY”: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, June 28-30 and July 5-7; matinees at 2:30 p.m. June 30 and July 7, at The Watershed, 711 E. Main St., Suite S, Lexington. Tickets are $16; students, military and seniors, $14; youth, $12. (877) 238-5596; http://www.smarttix.com
ZOOVIE NIGHTS AT RIVERBANKS: Fridays through July 27 (except July 20) at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden. 500 Wildlife Parkway. Gates open at 7 p.m. for the Endangered Species Carousel, Spots ’n Stripes Railroad and Wild Adventures Climbing Wall; screening of “Puss in Boots” will start at dusk in Palmetto Plaza. Concessions will be available for purchase; bring your lawn chair. Tickets are $5; $3 for Riverbanks Society members. (803) 779-8717; http://www.riverbanks.org
INTRODUCTION TO CALLIGRAPHY: 9:30 a.m.-noon June 30 at Tapp’s Art Center, 1644 Main St.; $35, includes all materials. (843) 482-0127 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
R.E.A.C.H. FOR EXCELLENCE COMMUNITY OUTREACH DAY: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 30 at the Jannie R. Jackson Women’s Center, 2527 Atlas Road. A day of pampering with foot, head and neck massages, vendors, giveaways, food and information on the enrichment program for young women. Vendor space available. (803) 776-6353
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION ON LAKE MURRAY: June 30, boat parade, departing at noon from Bomb Island. Fireworks display, 9:15 p.m., viewable at Lake Murray park sites (on either side of the dam; cars and trucks, $3; motorcycles, $2), by boat or at Dreher Island State Park, 3677 State Park Road, Prosperity. Park admission: $2; S.C. Seniors, $1.25; ages 15 and younger, free (gates close at 8 p.m.). (803) 781-5940; http://www.lakemurraycountry.com
“THE HALLOWED HALLS”: 5 p.m. June 30 and July 1 in the Keenan High School theater, 316 Pisgah Church Road. Gene Washington’s film depiction of Lakeview, Booker T. Washington and C.A. Johnson high schools’ struggle to educate African-American youth in spite of inferior buildings, supplies and budgets. Tickets are $15, ages 55 and older and 18 and younger, $12; available at Sure-Nuff Barber Shop, 4002-B Farrow Road; Flower Station, 5216 Two Notch Road, Manifest, 1563 Broad River Road; and Brookland Baptist Federal Credit Union, 1058 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia.
INTERACTIVE WHODUNIT: 7-9:30 p.m. June 30 at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, 500 Wildlife Parkway. $25, includes zoo tours, dessert and two drink tickets (cash beer and wine bar will be available). Proceeds will benefit the Riverbanks Zoo chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers. Age 21 and older, register at email@example.com by Friday.
CAROLINA CELEBRATION OF LIBERTY: 4 and 7:30 p.m. July 1 at First Baptist Columbia, 1306 Hampton St. Free tickets are available 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays at the church and http://firstbaptistcolumbia.com/liberty
CONCERT IN THE PARK: 7 p.m. July 4 at Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road. Children’s activities, concessions, performance featuring the Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra begins at 8:30 p.m. $5 parking fee.
LEXINGTON COUNTY PEACH FESTIVAL: 9:30 a.m.-11 p.m. July 4 at Gilbert Community Park, Rikard Circle, Gilbert. Parade, entertainment, Revolutionary War re-enactment, antique tractor and farm equipment display, car show, beauty pageants, recipe contest, volleyball tournament, children’s rides, arts and crafts, food, 10 p.m. fireworks show and more. http://www.lexingtoncountypeachfestival.com