“JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT”: 3 p.m. today at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St. $20; ages 65 and older, active duty military and full-time college students, $17; ages 17 and younger, $12. (803) 799-2510; http://www.towntheatre.com
“A LITTLE PRINCESS”: Chapin Theatre Company production, 3 p.m. today at Harbison Theatre, Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Irmo. $15; seniors, active military and students age 13 and older, $12; age 12 and younger, $10. (803) 240-8544; http://www.chapintheatre.org
“MASTERS IN THE HANDS OF A MASTER”: Organ and piano recital, 4 p.m. today at Incarnation Lutheran Church, 3005 Devine St.. Incarnation’s cantor and associate pastor, the Rev. Dr. James C. Parham III, will perform works by Beethoven, Bach and Mendelssohn. A free will offering to benefit Harvest Hope Food Bank will be conducted and a reception will follow the program. (803) 256-2381
CHRISTMAS IN JULY: 6-9 tonight at the Towns Family Farm (site of Elgin Lights), 2433 Charlie Horse Circle, Elgin. Antiques, toys, trains, tractors, hayride, working blacksmith shop and Christmas buildings will be open for tours. Admission is $5 per car or the equivalent (or more) of school supplies to benefit Kershaw County elementary school children. (803) 408-0131
ROWING CAMP: 8 a.m.-noon Monday through Aug. 3 at the Richland County Rowing Center, 1871 Omarest Drive. Ages 13-18, swim test required. $125, financial aid available. (803) 429-2597; http://www.columbiarowingclub.com
ACTING WORKSHOP: 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Aug. 3 at Columbia Music Festival Association, 914 Pulaski St. Introduction to acting camp for middle and high school students sponsored by the S.C. Shakespeare Company; $150. http://www.shakespearesc.org
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 nonperishable 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
SAFE SITTER COURSE: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., ground floor auditorium. Two-day babysitting course for ages 11-14 will provide information on nurturing childcare techniques, basic lifesaving, safety precautions and how and when to call for help. $50, includes Safe Sitters manual, completion card and T-shirt; participants should bring their lunch. Space is limited so advance registration is required. (803) 296-2273; http://www.palmettohealth.org
JONES MEMORIAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION: Community garden dedication, 10 a.m. Tuesday at 2503 Louisa St. (803) 787-0877
BOOMERONICS — LEARNING THE LINGO OF THE FUTURE: Free educational series for baby boomers, seniors and caregivers, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays at Summer’s Landing Assisted Living Community, 651 Polo Road. (803) 351-7827; (803) 730-0429
DEFENSIVE DRIVING: 6-10 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus, 7300 College St., Irmo. $69. (803) 732-0432
S.C. COACHES FOR CHARITY: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Embassy Suites, 200 Stoneridge Drive. College football coaches Mike Ayers, Bruce Fowler, Kevin Higgins, Joe Moglia, Buddy Pough, Steve Spurrier and Dabo Swinney will be raising money for their favorite charities. Jerry Richardson, owner of the Carolina Panthers, will be presented the Community MVP Award. $175; includes cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, entertainment and dinner. Sponsored by the Fisher DeBerry Foundation. http://www.southcarolinacoaches.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
SECURITY EXPOSITION: 8 a.m.-noon Wednesday at Seven Oaks Park, 200 Leisure Lane. Sponsored by the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and the Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission, free event will feature security services and products offered by local companies such as surveillance camera and alarm systems, safes, deadbolt locks and security cages for air conditioning units. (803) 785-9888
iSCHOOL INITIATIVE DIGITAL REVOLUTION TOUR: 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday at IT-oLogy, 1301 Gervais St. Information on mobile learning on the iPad and iPod Touch for educators, students and parents. Registration at http://www.ischool.eventbrite.com
GO GREEN SOUTH CAROLINA: 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday at 701 Whaley St. Workshop will feature sessions on sustainable buildings, energy legislation and available funding, solar technology, networking, book signing and more. Free; register at http://www.usgbcsc.givezooks.com/events/2012/go-green-south-carolina
CHARTER SCHOOL EXPO: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Embassy Suites, 200 Stoneridge Drive. http://www.sccharterschools.org
FIRST THURSDAY: Paintings by Melvin Green, 5-10 p.m. Thursday at Tapp’s Art Center, 1644 Main St. (803) 988-0013; http://www.tappsartcenter.com
MINI GOLF TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 16 at Frankie’s Fun Park, 140 Parkridge Drive. Registration for qualifying tournaments begins at 5 p.m. Thursdays. Weekly winners will receive $500 and a spot in the championship foursome at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 (there’s a $5,000 grand prize). Entry fee, $7; proceeds benefit Epworth Children’s Home. (803) 781-2342
“WILLIE WONKA JUNIOR”: 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. Saturday; and 3 p.m. Aug. 5 at Columbia Children’s Theatre, second level, Richland Mall. CCT’s YouTheatre production will feature 130 Midlands students. Tickets are $8; age 3 and younger, free. http://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com
FIRST FRIDAY: 6-9 p.m. Friday at Village Artists Gallery, Village at Sandhill. Wine and cheese reception featuring new artwork by Van Martin. (803) 699-8886
“WILLIE WONKA JUNIOR”: 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. Saturday; and 3 p.m. Aug. 5 at Columbia Children’s Theatre, second level, Richland Mall. CCT’s YouTheatre production will feature 130 Midlands students. Tickets are $8; age 3 and younger, free. http://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com
BREW AT THE ZOO: 7-9:30 p.m. Friday at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, 500 Wildlife Parkway. Live music, specialty beer samplings, food concessions for age 21 and older. $40; Riverbanks Society members, $30; at the gate, $50. http://www.riverbanks.org
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT: “Soda City Rocks” by Sean Rayford, 7 p.m. Friday at the Garden Deli, 134 State St., West Columbia. (803) 708-6066
CAPITAL SENIOR CENTER DANCE: 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday at 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Live music featuring the Blythewood Jazz Orchestra, BYOB; $10. (803) 779-1971; http://www.capitalseniorcenter.com
BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASH: 7-9 a.m. Saturday at Stedfast Christian Center, 5200 Fairfield Road. Free school supplies for students in grades 1-12 and clothing and household goods giveaway. (803) 786-9129
BANK OF AMERICA’S "MUSEUMS ON US" WEEKEND: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Aug. 5 at EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais St. Bank of America cardholders enjoy free admission the first full weekend monthly. (803) 779-3100; http://www.edventure.org
GOSPEL TALENT SEARCH: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Walters Studio, 9400-D Two Notch Road. Auditioning singers and musicians age 5 and older. (803) 743-3954; http://www.semajstudio.com
“WILLIE WONKA JUNIOR”: 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Aug. 5 at Columbia Children’s Theatre, second level, Richland Mall. CCT’s YouTheatre production will feature 130 Midlands students. Tickets are $8; age 3 and younger, free. http://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com
HIGH NOON AT CITY ART: “The Art of Seeing: An Entry Level Photography Session” with Robin Smith, noon Saturday at 1224 Lincoln St. (803) 252-3613; http://www.cityartonline.com
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT KICK-OFF: 4-10 p.m. Saturday at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel St. Free event will feature live music, carnival rides, public safety displays, food vendors, more. Sponsored by the City of Columbia and the Columbia Council of Neighborhoods.
BROOKLAND-CAYCE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION PICNIC: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Columbia Speedway, 2001 Charleston Highway, Cayce. Games, music and a movie for all B-C alumni, current students and their families. Free, bring a covered-dish item to share. (803) 665-7620
IRMO HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1992: 20-year reunion, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at City Art, 1224 Lincoln St. $60; couples, $120. http://www.irmo1992.com
TITANIC TEA AT THE STATE MUSEUM: 3 p.m. Aug. 5 at 301 Gervais St. Tea party fare and a program by Dawn E. Corley, the “Charleston Silver Lady.” Event is in conjunction with the museum’s Titanic artifacts exhibit. $40; members, $35 (includes voucher for “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition through Sept. 3). Advance reservations suggested. http://www.southcarolinastatemuseum.org
4-HAND PIANO CONCERT: Performance by Cindy Burn and Bill Johns, 6 p.m. Aug. 5 at Park Street Baptist Church, 2204 Park St. (803) 252-6434
GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY — QUICK: 6-9 p.m. Aug. 6-8 at Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus, 7300 College St., Irmo. Composition, visual elements, creative approach and personal style will be covered; $89. (803) 732-0342; http://www.mtctraining.com
BACK-TO-SCHOOL CARAVAN: 6 p.m. Aug. 7 in Cayce. School supplies will distributed at the following locations: intersection of Julius Felder Street and Taylor Road; New Life Baptist Church, Julius Felder Street; Davis Early Childhood Center for Technology, Frink Street; Spires Gym, Dunbar Road; Freeman Hill police substation, Poplar and Wilkerson streets; State Street Baptist Church; and the Riverland Park police substation, Riverland and Brookcliff Roads.
“THE STATE OF THE JUDICIARY IN SOUTH CAROLINA: FROM RESEARCH TO REALITY”: Aug. 7 at the USC School of Law auditorium, South Main and Greene streets. Reception at 6 p.m., followed by public forum at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of South Carolina and the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association.
INFANT CPR CLASS: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at Palmetto Health Richland, 9 Medical Park Drive, Suite 130; $20. (803) 296-2273; http://www.palmettohealth.org
WILLIE WONKA JUNIOR: 7 p.m. Aug. 9, 10; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. Aug. 11; and 3 p.m. Aug. 12 at Columbia Children’s Theatre, second level, Richland Mall. CCT’s YouTheatre production will feature 130 Midlands students. Tickets are $8; age 3 and younger, free. http://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com
FIRST AID: 6-10 p.m. Aug. 10 at Midlands Technical College Airport Campus, 1260 Lexington Drive, West Columbia. General principles of first aid covering medical, injury and environmental emergencies according to American Heart Association and National Safety Council guidelines; $45. (803) 732-0342; http://www.mtctraining.com
“SOME ENCHANTED EVENING — THE MUSIC OF RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN”: 8 p.m. Aug. 9-11, 16-18 and 3 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Sumter Little Theatre, 14 Mood Ave., Sumter. $20; students, seniors and military, $17. (803) 775-2150; http://www.sumterlittletheatre.org
GUIDED HCF CEMETERY TOURS: Aug. 9 at Elmwood Cemetery. Conducted by the Historic Columbia Foundation, tour options include “Secrets From the Grave” iconography tour at 7:30 p.m. and moonlight tours at 8 and 8:30 p.m. p.m. The iconography tour will allow participants to study symbols found on markers and headstones. Moonlight tours include narrative about the lives, burials, cemetery plots and tombstones of families and prominent citizens from Columbia’s 19th and 20th centuries. Admission is $10 for adults, children, $5; HCF members, $5/$3. Reservations recommended, limit 25 per tour. Registration at http://www.cemeterytours.eventbrite.com
COUNTDOWN TO KINDERGARTEN: 5-8 p.m. Aug. 10 at EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais St. Event for rising kindergartners and their families will feature free museum admission, costumed characters, games, karaoke, face painting, information booths, dental and vision screenings for children. (803) 779-3100; http://www.edventure.org
MOOD INDIGO: An evening of jazz and fine dining, 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 6911 Two Notch Road; $25. Cocktail attire; valet parking available. Call (803) 788-2220 for reservations.
AN EVENING OF ELEGANCE: 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Event Hall, 2901 Two Notch Road. Sponsored by Bishops’ Memorial AME Church, the semi-formal event for age 18 and older will feature food, live music, entertainment and fellowship. Call (803) 254-6686 between 5-7 p.m. for information.
CPR TRAINING: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 11 at Midlands Technical College Airport Campus, 1260 Lexington Drive, West Columbia. CPR/AED for adults, children and infants using the most current guidelines for healthcare providers and energency response personnel. Qualification is good for two years; $85. (803) 732-0432; http://www.mtctraining.com
SOUTHEASTERN TOY SOLDIER SHOW: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 11 at the State Museum, 301 Gervais St. Military collectible figures, tanks, planes, books and more available for sale. The S.C. Military Miniature Society’s diorama display will depict the arrival of the H.L. Hunley in Charleston, Aug. 12, 1863. Free with museum admission or membership. (803) 898-4952; http://www.southcarolinastatemuseum.org
BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASH AND FAMILY FUN DAY: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 11 at Good Shepherd Holiness Church, 6824 Cabin Creek Road, Hopkins. Free food, school supplies, games, music and more. (803) 776-1309.
ART CLASS: Ages 10 and older, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at Friarsgate park, 1712 Chadford Road, Irmo. $30, includes all supplies. (803) 732-3220; http://www.firstclassart.webs.com
SENIORS BUS TRIP: 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 15. Trip to Cherokee Indian Casino departs from and returns to the Drew Wellness Center, 2191 Walker Solomon Way. $38 per person for age 50 and older; includes charter bus transportation, gaming credits and meal voucher. Registration deadline is Tuesday. Sponsored by the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department. (803) 545-3100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
B-C HS MULTI-CLASS REUNION WEEKEND: 6 p.m. Aug. 24, join alumni from 1986, 1987 and 1988 for the Brookland-Cayce vs. Airport football game; meet in the cafeteria. A golf tournament is slated for 8 a.m. Aug. 25 at Rawls Creek CC. Registration deadline is Wednesday; email Keith Harris, email@example.com. Reunion party 6 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Hilton Columbia, 924 Senate St. $40; deadline for tickets is Wednesday; (803) 706-4636. The weekend wraps up Aug. 26 with a 1 p.m. family fun day at Lake Murray (Lexington side of the dam). Information at (803) 920-2682.