Community Calendar, Sept. 2

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September 2, 2012 

  • More information SATURDAY CPR: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Midlands Technical College Airport Campus, 1260 Lexington Drive, West Columbia. BLS Healthcare Provider CPR/AED for adults, children and infants using the most current guidelines for healthcare providers and emergency response personnel. Qualification is good for two years; $85. (803) 732-0432; http://www.mtctraining.com MARTHA’S MARKET: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Union United Methodist Church Family Ministry Center, 7582 Woodrow St., Irmo. Free event features crafts, jewelry, art, baby items and more. (803) 781-3013; http://www.unionunitedmethodist.org

TODAY

MAIN STREET LATIN FESTIVAL: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. today in the 1400 block of Main Street. Latin cuisine, music, performances, children’s entertainment, Zumba dancing, adult beverages, more. Free admission. http://www.mainstreetlatinfestival.com

BANK OF AMERICA’S “MUSEUMS ON US”: Noon-5 p.m. today at EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais St. Bank of America/Merrill Lynch cardholders enjoy free admission the first full weekend monthly. (803) 779-3100; http://www.edventure.org

MONDAY

BLYTHEWOOD LABOR DAY RUN: 10K, 5K and 1 mile kids fun run 7:30 a.m. Monday at Blythewood Middle School, 2351 Longtown Road East. 10K, $40. 5K, $35. Kids fun run, $5. Proceeds will be used to purchase a scrolling sign for Blythewood Middle School and contributions to the Fallen Heroes community landmark. http://www.blythewoodlabordayrun.com

TUESDAY

WOODROW WILSON FAMILY HOME HARD HAT TOUR: 11 a.m. Tuesday at 1705 Hampton St.; $6. (803) 252-1770, ext. 24 or email reservations@historiccolumbia.org

EARLY COLUMBIA LECTURE SERIES: “The 20th Century: Columbia Celebrates 200 Years,” 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 9 at the Seibels House, 1601 Richland St. Tuesday’s class topic will be “Boom, Bam, Boom (1920s, 1930s, 1940s).” $60; Historic Columbia Foundation members, $50; students with ID, $35; or $10 per class (space will be limited). Optional bus tour 2-5 p.m. Sept. 16. Register at http://www.historiccolumbia.org

WEDNESDAY

(ALMOST) LIVE FROM THE 92nd STREET Y: Lecture featuring Nobel Laureate and Boston University professor Elie Wiesel, 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Jewish Community Center, 306 Flora Drive. Suitable for age 16 and older. $8 in advance; $10 at the door. (803) 787-2023

ART CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS: 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 26 at the Adult Activities Center, 7494 Parklane Road. $30 includes supplies. Classes are for ages 21 and older. (803) 462-9995

THURSDAY

iPAD BASICS: 9 a.m.-noon Thursday at Midlands Technical College Northeast Campus, 151 Powell Road. Tricks, traps and favorite applications; $89. Hands-on class, so you’ll need to bring your own iPad. (803) 732-0432; http://www.mtctraining.com

MEET ME @ THE PLAZA ON MAIN: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. the first Thursday monthly through Nov. 1, Main and Hampton streets. Outdoor dining and jazz (weather permitting) at the Columbia Museum of Art’s Boyd Plaza. Presented by City Center Partnership.

MAH JONGG LESSONS: 7-8:15 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 20; noon-1:15 p.m. Fridays, Sept. 7-21, at the Jewish Community Center, 306 Flora Drive. $35; members, $25 (includes National Mah Jongg League card). (803) 787-2023

“OZ THE MUSICAL”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sept. 8 at the WaterShed Theatre at the Old Mill, 711 E. Main St., Lexington. $18; students, seniors and military, $16; age 12 and younger, $14. http://www.smarttix.com

FRIDAY

JAZZ UNDER THE STARS: Concert series, 6-9 p.m. Friday and Sept. 8 on the north lawn of the State House. Swing dance classes followed by live band sets featuring Skipp Pearson and friends; free. VIP after-parties and jam sessions, 10 p.m.-midnight both nights at Le Cafe Jazz, 930 Laurel St.; $40, couples, $65. (803) 400-1879; http://www.jazzunderthestars.webs.com

FIRST AID: 6-10 p.m. Friday 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) 732-0432; http://www.mtctraining.com

COLUMBIA BAROQUE SOLOISTS: “Characters of the Dance,” 7:30 p.m. Friday in the recital hall at the USC School of Music, 813 Assembly St. Concert Conversations with Buford Norman, Paige Whitley-Bauguess and Thomas Baird, 7 p.m. Advance tickets, $13; $15 at the door, students free with ID. (803) 727-8555; http://www.columbiabaroque.com

“NEXT TO NORMAL”: Opening performance, 8 p.m. Friday at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays; show runs through Sept. 29. Tickets are $27 for adults, $25 for military and seniors and $20 for students. (803) 254-9732; http://www.trustus.org

SATURDAY

CPR: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Midlands Technical College Airport Campus, 1260 Lexington Drive, West Columbia. BLS Healthcare Provider CPR/AED for adults, children and infants using the most current guidelines for healthcare providers and emergency response personnel. Qualification is good for two years; $85. (803) 732-0432; http://www.mtctraining.com

BUTTERFLY IDENTIFICATION TRAINING: 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Road, Hopkins. Introduction to butterflies of Congaree and basic butterfly ID skills before a short practice hike. Free, but space is limited so advance registration is required, call (803) 776-4396. Participants should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Sun protection, bug spray, water, snacks and binoculars recommended.

CITIZENS PARTICIPATION DAY: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Hopkins Park, 150 Hopkins Park Road. Program will feature voter registration, representatives from schools, churches, Fort Jackson and McEntire Joint National Guard Base and information on healthcare and economic concerns. Sponsored by the Lower Richland NAACP and the Hopkins Citizens for a Better Community. (803) 776-2792

MARTHA’S MARKET: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Union United Methodist Church Family Ministry Center, 7582 Woodrow St., Irmo. Free event features crafts, jewelry, art, baby items and more. (803) 781-3013; http://www.unionunitedmethodist.org

JAZZ UNDER THE STARS: 6-9 p.m. Satuday on the north lawn of the State House. Swing dance classes followed by live band sets featuring Skipp Pearson and friends; free. VIP after-party and jam sessions, 10 p.m.-midnight at Le Cafe Jazz, 930 Laurel St.; $40, couples, $65. (803) 400-1879; http://www.jazzunderthestars.webs.com

PERAGALLO OPUS 643 ANNIVERSARY: 7 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 1529 Assembly St. Concert will feature organist Mark Husey and students from the USC School of Music; a reception will follow. $10; students and seniors, $5. (803) 779-0036, ext. 109

UPCOMING EVENTS

JAZZ MASS: Performance by the Dick Goodwin Quintet, 10:20 a.m. Sept. 9 at St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 5220 Clemson Ave. (803) 787-0392; http://www.stmartinsinthefields.com

BEAT THE HEAT YOGA RETREAT: 1-5 p.m. Sept. 9 at Embassy Suites, 200 Stoneridge Drive. Group yoga sessions, prizes, wellness vendors, health fair. (803) 360-5367; http://www.activecarolina.org

SECOND SUNDAY STROLL: 2 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Mann-Simons Site, 1403 Richland St. Historic Columbia Foundation guided walking tour of the Robert Mills District West. $6; age 17 and younger, $3; HCF members, free. (803) 252-1770, ext. 24 or email reservations@historiccolumbia.org

S.C. SHAKESPEARE COMPANY WORKSHOP: An Actor’s Tricks for ages 14-18, 2-5 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Columbia Music Festival Association, 914 Pulaski St.; $45. http://www.shakespearesc.org

CAROLINA JAZZ SOCIETY: Dixieland jazz concert, 2:30-5 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). $10; age 18 and younger, free. (803) 432-1504

BEGINNER BALLROOM AND ROUND DANCE LESSONS: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sundays beginning Sept. 9 at Yellow Rock Hall, 2211 Platt Springs Road, West Columbia. Advanced lessons (waltz and two-step experience), 5-6 p.m. $5 per lesson. No new students after Sept. 23. (803) 791-9767

INSTANT PIANO FOR HOPELESSLY BUSY PEOPLE: 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus, 7300 College St., Irmo; $79. (803) 732-0432; http://www.mtctraining.com

HEALTH SCREENINGS: 7-10 a.m. Sept. 10 at Union United Methodist Church, 7582 Woodrow St., Irmo. Free screenings include blood pressure, blood sugar, iron, lipid profile, triglycerides, colorectal cancer screening and PSA. Flu shots will be available for a fee. Fasting is required for 12 hours prior to blood work screening. Sponsored by Lexington Medical Center Community Outreach and PEP Ministries. Call (803) 781-3013 for an appointment.

GREATER WAVERLY FOUNDATION GOLF TOURNAMENT: 7:30 a.m. Sept. 10 at the Fort Jackson Golf Club. Continental breakfast, registration, practice begins at 7:45 a.m. (allow 15-20 minutes to clear Fort Jackson’s entrance gate). 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. $70 per player, includes green fees, cart fees and lunch. Proceeds benefit outreach services in the Greater Waverly Community. (803) 254-6232

BEGINNER SQUARE DANCE LESSONS: 7-9 p.m. Mondays beginning Sept. 10 at Yellow Rock Hall, 2211 Platt Springs Road, West Columbia. $5 per lesson; free to active duty military and guests. No new students after Sept. 24. (803) 356-2170

INTRODUCTION TO TAI CHI: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 11-Oct. 30 at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 3200 Trenholm Road. $65; first class may be attended as a trial before registering for the eight-week session. (803) 252-2204

INTRODUCTION TO NEEDLE FELTING: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 11-Oct. 16, at the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Art Center, 1932 Calhoun St. $85; includes all materials and tools. (803) 545-3093

CAKE DECORATING I: 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 11-Oct. 2, at Midlands Technical College Airport Campus, 1260 Lexington Drive, West Columbia; $89. (803) 732-0432; http://www.mtctraining.com

EARLY COLUMBIA LECTURE SERIES: “The 20th Century: Columbia Celebrates 200 Years,” 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 9. at the Seibels House, 1601 Richland St. Sept. 11 class topic will be “Main Street: Business and Commerce.” $10, (space will be limited). (803) 252-1770; http://www.historiccolumbia.org

JEWELRY COMPONENTS CLASS: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 12-Oct. 17, at the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Art Center, 1932 Calhoun St. $80; includes materials and supplies. Class size limited to 10 students (minimum three). (803) 545-3093

“OZ THE MUSICAL”: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12-14 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the WaterShed Theatre at the Old Mill, 711 E. Main St., Lexington. $18; students, seniors and military, $16; age 12 and younger, $14. http://www.smarttix.com

SMALL BUSINESS TAX WORKSHOP: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 13 at Midlands Technical College Northeast Campus, 151 Powell Road, Columbia; $35. Business taxes, tax benefits and obligations, employer tax responsibilities, tax advantages and disadvantages, record keeping and late penalty information for current or prospective small-business owners. (803) 732-0432; http://www.mtctraining.com

CITY ART GALLERY: “Personified Doubles & VIsual Opposites,” new drawings and paintings by Dawn Hunter. Artist’s reception, 5-8 p.m. Sept. 13 at 1224 Lincoln St. The show will run through Oct. 6. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. (803) 252-3613; http://www.cityartonline.com

“THE FOREIGNER”: 8 p.m. Sept. 13-15, 20-22; 3 p.m. Sept. 16, 23 at the Sumter Little Theatre, 14 Mood Ave. $20; students, seniors and military, $17. (803) 775-2150; http://www.sumterlittletheatre.org

GUIDED HCF CEMETERY TOURS: Sept. 13 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. The iconography tour will allow participants to study symbols found on markers and headstones. Moonlight tour includes 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

UNCORKED LOVE WINE TASTING: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Cotton Grill, 711 E. Main St., Lexington. Thirty featured wines, appetizers and desserts, wine raffle and silent auction with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia. $15; tickets available at the door or in advance at Sam’s Fine Wine and Spirits, 5050 Sunset Blvd., Lexington. (803) 254-0118; http://www.rmhcofcolumbia.org

MASTERWORKS SERIES 1 SEASON KICKOFF: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Koger Center for the Arts. The Killer B’s kick off the S.C. Philharmonic’s 49th season. Ticket prices range from $17-$47. (803) 251-2222; http://www.capitoltickets.com

LAST CALL SERIES AT TRUSTUS: “Plan 9 from Outer Space,” 11:15 p.m. Sept. 14 and 15at 520 Lady St. Doors open at 10:45 p.m. Tickets are $15, available at the door only. (803) 254-9732; http://www.trustus.org

DAM SWIM FOR DREW: 8:30 a.m. Sept. 15 at the SCE&G Park (Irmo side of the Lake Murray dam). Sponsored by the Lexington High School varsity swim team in memory of Joseph Drew Smith, the event promotes water and boating safety. Fundraiser for an indoor swimming facility in Lexington. http://sites.google.com/site/lhsdamswimfordrew

S.C. SHAKESPEARE COMPANY WORKSHOPS: An Actor’s Tricks for ages 11-13, 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 15. Script Study for ages 14-18, 1-4 p.m. Sept. 15. $45 per student per class; all sessions meet at the Columbia Music Festival Association, 914 Pulaski St. http://www.shakespearesc.org

RIVER SWEEP: 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 15. Meet at the west end of the Riverbanks Zoo parking lot by 8:45 a.m. for clean-up of the Lower Saluda River. Wear closed-toe shoes, dress for the weather and bring work gloves if you have them. Keep the Midlands Beautiful will provide trash bags, water and gloves. A waiver (available on site) is required for all volunteers. A parent or guardian must sign a waiver for all volunteers younger than 18. Unaccompanied youth must be age 14 or older; an adult must stay on site to supervise any youth group of three or more. (803) 733-1139

ANNUAL NABA BUTTERFLY COUNT: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Road, Hopkins. Day of field observations counting butterflies along the park’s trail system and within various habitats of Congaree. Free, but space is limited so advance registration is required, call (803) 776-4396. Participants should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Sun protection, bug spray, water, snacks, sack lunch and binoculars recommended.

CELEBRATE MY DRIVE TEEN DRIVING EXTRAVAGANZA: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 15 at Blythewood High School, 10901 Wilson Blvd. Food, music, DUI and rollover simulators, K-9 demo, children’s activities, prizes and more. Students accompanied by a parent/guardian will be eligible to win a new car. Sponsored by the S.C. National Safety Council. http://www.scnsc.org

CLYDE KEY GOSPEL JAMBOREE: Noon-6 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Kershaw County Recreation Department, 1042 W. Oak St., Camden. Featured groups will include the High Hill Male Chorus, Sunday Avenue, Solid Ground, Bought by Blood, Broken Yesterday and Seventh Vessel. (803) 420-5202

TAI CHI: 3-4 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 15-Nov. 17, in the lobby of USC’s Gambrell Hall, College Street. $100. (803) 252-9085; http://www.chineseculturecenter.org

CONTRA DANCE: 6:15-10:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Arsenal Hill Park Building, 1800 Lincoln St. Music by Cabin Fever, caller will be Dean Snipes. Beyond beginners workshop, 6:15-7 p.m.; new dancers workshop, 7-7:30 p.m. $8 at the door; bring clean, soft-soled, non-marking shoes. (803) 760-5881; http://www.contracola.org

S.C. SHAKESPEARE COMPANY WORKSHOP: Script Study for ages 11-13, 2-5 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Columbia Music Festival Association, 914 Pulaski St.; $45. http://www.shakespearesc.org

JOHN ROSEMOND WORKSHOP: “Parenting with Love and Leadership,” 2-5:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 3200 Trenholm Road. $10 per person; free child care for infants through fifth grade. http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=cuarzzbab&oeidk=a07e60w4i2b9f9f3482

EARLY COLUMBIA LECTURE SERIES BUS TOUR: “The 20th Century: Columbia Celebrates 200 Years,” 2-5 p.m. Sept. 16. Meet at the Seibels House, 1601 Richland St. for a tour of historic Main Street and some surrounding neighborhoods; $10. (803) 252-1770; http://www.historiccolumbia.org

EARLY COLUMBIA LECTURE SERIES: “The 20th Century: Columbia Celebrates 200 Years,” 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 9. at the Seibels House, 1601 Richland St. Sept. 18 class topic will be “Urban Renewal and Suburban Annexation.” $10, (space will be limited). (803) 252-1770; http://www.historiccolumbia.org

BEGINNER SQUARE DANCE LESSONS: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Sept. 18 at Yellow Rock Hall, 2211 Platt Springs Road, West Columbia. $5 per lesson; free to active duty military and guests. No new students after Oct. 2. (803) 791-9767

ROCK FOR LICS: Dinner and dancing, 6:30-10 p.m. Sept. 20 at Lexington United Methodist Church, 309 E. Main St., Lexington. Music by the Swing Set Band, $20. Proceeds benefit Lexington County Interfaith Service; deadline is Sept. 14. (803) 359-6838

USC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St. David Kim, former Columbia resident and concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra will be guest performer. $25; seniors, USC faculty and staff, $20; students, $8. (803) 251-2222; http://www.capitoltickets.com

LAST CALL SERIES AT TRUSTUS: “Plan 9 from Outer Space,” 11:15 p.m. Sept. 21 and 22at 520 Lady St. Doors open at 10:45 p.m. Tickets are $15, available at the door only. (803) 254-9732; http://www.trustus.org

SANDHILL COMMUNITY YARD SALE: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 22 at Clemson’s Sandhill Research and Education Center, 900 Clemson Road. (farmers market location). Make money for your family, nonprofit, club or church group; 10x10 space, $25, table rentals, $10. Proceeds will benefit the Sandhill Farmers Market. Leftovers will be donated to charity. Vendor deadline is Sept. 14. Admission will be $1 per car and rain date will be Sept. 29. (803) 699-3190; http://www.clemson.edu/sandhill

WHISPERS BUTTERFLY RELEASE: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the State House. Participants will release butterflies in memory or honor of a relative or friend who has been affected by ovarian cancer or other female-related cancers. Sponsored by the Riverbanks Region Chapter of the S.C. Ovarian Cancer Foundation, proceeds will help further the group’s education efforts. (803) 926-3462; http://www.ovariancancermidlands.org

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