ARTS AT SHANDON: Arts carnival, noon-4 p.m. today at Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow St. (803) 771-4408, ext. 27; http://www.shandonpres.org
AKC RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERS DAY: 12:30-4:30 p.m. today at the Greater Columbia Obedience Club training facility, 847 S. Stadium Road (Unit 10). Games, bite prevention program, veterinary presentation, dog sport demonstrations and Canine Good Citizen Test. Free (except for a small fee to take the CGC test); open to the public and their leashed, vaccinated, friendly dogs. (803) 238-8740; http://www.akc.org
CUTS FOR CANCER: 1-5 p.m. today and 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday at the Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology, 449 St. Andrews Road. Students (under supervision) will offer $5 haircuts, waxing, mini manicures and pedicures with all proceeds benefitting Children’s Chance. Services performed on a walk-in basis only.
LEXINGTON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: 3-6 p.m. today at the Main Library, 5440 Augusta Road, Lexington. 100th birthday celebration will feature local authors, eBook and tablet demonstrations, art displays, live music, refreshments, Dawn Corley (the Charleston Silver Lady), historical artifacts display and more. (803) 785-2600; http://www.lex.lib.sc.us
“FORBIDDEN BROADWAY”: 3 p.m. today at Village Square Theatre, 105 Caughman Road, Lexington. $15-$19. (803) 359-1436; http://www.villagesquaretheatre.com
“GOODNIGHT MOON”: 3 p.m. today at Columbia Children’s Theatre, Richland Mall, 3400 Forest Drive. Tickets are $8; available at http://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com. (803) 691-4548
“THE FOREIGNER”: 3 p.m. today at the Sumter Little Theatre, 14 Mood Ave. $20; students, seniors and military, $17. (803) 775-2150; http://www.sumterlittletheatre.org
“NEXT TO NORMAL”: 3 p.m. today at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. Tickets are $27 for adults, $25 for military and seniors and $20 for students. (803) 254-9732; http://www.trustus.org
“THE MUSIC MAN”: 3 p.m. today at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St. $20; age 65 and older, active duty military and full-time college students, $17; age 17 and younger, $12. (803) 799-2510; http://www.towntheatre.com
BEGINNER BALLROOM AND ROUND DANCE LESSONS: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sundays at Yellow Rock Hall, 2211 Platt Springs Road, West Columbia. Advanced lessons (waltz and two-step experience), 5-6 p.m. $5 per lesson. (803) 791-9767
CABARET NIGHT: 6-8:30 tonight at 701 Whaley St. Performances, silent and live auctions with proceeds benefitting the Columbia Classical Ballet. Doors open at 6 p.m.; live auction and performances at 7:30 p.m.; $45. (803) 252-9112
CUTS FOR CANCER: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday at the Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology, 449 St. Andrews Road. Students (under supervision) will offer $5 haircuts, waxing, mini manicures and pedicures with all proceeds benefitting Children’s Chance. Services performed on a walk-in basis only.
SCARECROWS IN THE GARDEN CONTEST: Entry deadline is Monday for the Sept. 30-Oct. 31 exhibit at the Hampton-Preston Mansion. Registration is $10 for families and individuals, $10 for classrooms and $20 for businesses and organizations. Proceeds benefit the Historic Columbia Foundation. (803) 252-1770, ext. 24 or http://www.hcfscarecrows.eventbrite.com
GRASS ROOTS YOGA: 8 a.m. Tuesday at Davis Field, USC (between the Russell House and the Thomas Cooper Library fountain). Free; bring a mat or towel. Rain date will be Sept. 29. Sponsored by Sustainable Carolina. http://www.sc.edu/green
SHEPHERD’S CENTER OF ST. ANDREWS: Fall session of Adventures in Learning, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 13 at Ashland United Methodist Church, 2600 Ashland Road. Interfaith learning program for age 50 and older. Classes include Meet Your Legislators and Policy Makers, Christian Perspectives on Issues in the 2012 National Elections, Put Yourself in the Giving: Crafts for Holidays and Celebrations, A Festival of Poets, Golden Age of Radio, Becoming Tech Savvy, Playing Chimes in the Comfort Zone, Readers Circle, In the News, Classic Movies and Great Stars, art, tai chi, line dancing and creative writing. Three classes per day for the entire session, $25; catered lunch with entertainment, $6.50. (803) 731-9394; http://www.shepherdscenterofstandrews.org
WHISPERS BUTTERFLY RELEASE: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday 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
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 “Desegregation and Local Control.” $10, (space will be limited). (803) 252-1770; http://www.historiccolumbia.org
AMERICA’S BOATING COURSE: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 9 at Flotilla Island, Johnson Marina Road (off U.S. 76). $35; couples, $50; sponsored by the Lake Murray Power Squadron. (803) 572-1602
BEGINNER SQUARE DANCE LESSONS: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays 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
VIKING GOLF TOURNAMENT: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Woodcreek Farms, 310 Club Ridge Road, Elgin. Sponsored by the Spring Valley High Education Foundation, proceeds will benefit academic enrichment materials for classrooms, technology and the Free After School Tutoring Program. $85; two-member teams, $170 (includes cart, green fees, snacks, cookout, beverages and prizes). (803) 699-3500, ext. 69061; http://www.supportspringvalley.org
COPS ON TOP OF DOUGHNUT SHOPS: Noon Wednesday through midnight Friday at the following Krispy Kreme locations: 1200 Knox Abbott Drive, Cayce; 110 Clemson Road, 6614 Garners Ferry Road and 5594-A Sunset Blvd., Lexington. Fundraiser for Special Olympics South Carolina.
“THE MUSIC MAN”: 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sept. 30 at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St. $20; age 65 and older, active duty military and full-time college students, $17; age 17 and younger, $12. (803) 799-2510; http://www.towntheatre.com
FALL CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT: 9 a.m. Thursday at LinRick Golf Course, 356 Camp Ground Road. Four-player captain’s choice format, $50 per player (includes breakfast, lunch and awards banquet); hole-in-one contest for a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Sponsored by the Richland County Recreation Commission; proceeds will benefit the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, The Therapy and RCRC. (803) 754-6720, ext. 221; http://www.richlandcountyrecreation.com
AARP DRIVER SAFETY COURSE: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). $14; AARP members, $12. Students who successfully complete the course may be eligible for an insurance discount. Call (803) 779-1971 to register.
POND MANAGEMENT CLINIC: 2-5 p.m. Thursday in the County Conference Room, 605 W. Main St., Lexington. Topics include pond construction, permits and wetlands, pond buffers and management; $10. Sponsored by the Lexington Conservation District, registration deadline is 3 p.m. Monday. (803) 359-3165, ext. 3
“NEXT TO NORMAL”: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. Tickets are $27 for adults, $25 for military and seniors and $20 for students. (803) 254-9732; http://www.trustus.org
CREATING A SIMPLE EXCEL SPREADSHEET: 9 a.m.-noon Friday at Midlands Technical College Northeast Campus, 151 Powell Road; $59. (803) 732-0432 or http://www.mtctraining.com
CMC STEEL RHYTHM ON THE RIVER CONCERT SERIES: Trent Jeffcoat, 6-9 p.m. Friday at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater. Erin Thomas will open. Free. http://www.rhythmontheriversc.com
WINE & WALTZES: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday at the River Center, Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road. Food and wines, music by the Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra, silent auction; $50. Proceeds benefit the LMSO free concert program. (803) 400-3540; http://www.lmso.org
RIVERBANKS ZOOFARI: 7 p.m. Friday at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, 500 Wildlife Parkway. Animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tour, ropes challenge course, refreshments, silent and live auctions with proceeds supporting ongoing conservation and education efforts at the zoo. Advance tickets are $60; Riverbanks members, $50; day of the event, $70. http://www.riverbanks.org
“MURDER AT THE HOWARD JOHNSON’S”: Newberry Community Players dinner theater comedy, Friday and Saturday at Steven W’s Downtown Bistro, 1100 Main St., Newberry. Cash bar opens at 7 p.m., meal begins at 7:30 p.m.; $40. Space is limited; tickets available at the Newberry Opera House box office, 1201 McKibben St.; (803) 276-6264 or http://www.newberryoperahouse.com
“GOODNIGHT MOON”: 7 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sept. 30 at Columbia Children’s Theatre, Richland Mall, 3400 Forest Drive. Tickets are $8; available at http://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com. (803) 691-4548
“FORBIDDEN BROADWAY”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sept. 30 at Village Square Theatre, 105 Caughman Road, Lexington. $15-$19. (803) 359-1436; http://www.villagesquaretheatre.com
LAST CALL SERIES AT TRUSTUS: “Plan 9 from Outer Space,” 11:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 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
RACE TO READ: 1-mile fun run and 5 mile road race, 8 a.m. Saturday at Doby’s Mill Elementary School, 1964 Fort Jackson Road, Lugoff. $15-$20. Sponsored by Kershaw Health, a portion of the proceeds will benefit early literacy efforts of the Kershaw County Public Library. Register at http://www.strictlyrunning.com
DEFENSIVE DRIVING: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday at Midlands Technical College Batesburg-Leesville Campus, 423 College St., Batesburg-Leesville; $69. Eight-hour course consists of lectures, films and classroom demonstrations; successful completion will remove four points on your S.C. driver’s license (except for DUI) and may reduce insurance costs. (803) 732-0432; http://www.mtctraining.com
DR. ANDREW SORENSEN 5K BOW TIE RUN/WALK: 9 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of Sumter and College streets on the USC campus. Registration before Thursday will be $25; USC students, $10; $35 after. Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia. Register at http://www.strictlyrunning.com
LINDA BIGGS 5K FOR IPF — A QUEST FOR A CURE: 9 a.m. Saturday on the Irmo side of the Lake Murray dam; registration begins at 8:30 a.m. $15; age 12 and younger, free. Proceeds benefit the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis. Register at http://www.cough-cough.org
ST. MARK BAPTIST CHURCH FALL BAZAAR: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at 2700 Chestnut St. Exhibits, health screenings, consumer workshops, voter registration, food vendors and more. Table rentals, $20. Call (803) 296-2273 to preregister for prostate cancer screening.
CAR AND BIKE SHOW: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (registration begins at 8 a.m.) Saturday at American Legion Post 6, 200 Pickens St. Live music, silent auction; entry fee $20. Admission, $5; age 10 and younger, free. Proceeds will benefit the Alston Wilkes Society Homeless Veterans Program. (803) 799-2490
HISTORIC COLUMBIA FOUNDATION BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOUR: Tour of the Department of Mental Health Bull Street Campus and South Carolina State Asylum Building, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. $30; HCF members, $25 (includes drinks and light refreshments. Reservations at email@example.com
FLAG DISPOSAL CEREMONY: 10 a.m. Saturday at American Legion Post 7, 211 American Legion Drive (off Harmon Street), Lexington. Free and open to the public; the post will also be holding a yard sale with crafts, baked goods and a hot dog lunch. (803) 359-1278
MOTORCYCLE CHARITY RIDE FOR THE HOMELESS: Saturday at Club Elements, 201 Columbia Mall Blvd. Gate opens at 9 a.m., registration, 9:30-10:30, kickstands up at 11 a.m. $15; two riders, $20; three riders, $25. Proceeds will benefit the Feed the Homeless Project. (803) 873-8725
ITALIAN FESTIVAL AND BOCCE TOURNAMENT: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Main Street, downtown Columbia. Free admission; tickets will be sold for food and beverages. Sponsored by the Bella Italia Lodge 2808.
FIDO DOG RESCUE SILENT AUCTION: 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday at the Old Mill, 711 E. Main St. Lexington. $10, includes food from Cafe Chartier, the Cotton Grill and Creekside Restaurant and music by Arnie Jones of the Black Bottom Biscuits. Proceeds will benefit Fido Dog Rescue. (803) 926-9154; email firstname.lastname@example.org
DREHER HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1982: 30-year reunion, 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Jillian’s, 800 Gervais St. Free, sponsorships encouraged; cash bar. Other classes welcome. (803) 296-5384; email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
SWEET PALMETTO BLUES: Drink Small and Ironing Board Sam, 7 p.m. Saturday at the Fine Arts Center of Forest Acres, Richland Mall, 3400 Forest Drive. $25; $30 at the door. Tickets available at Papa Jazz, 2014 Greene St.; http://www.brownpapertickets.com; (803) 394-4421
“ALL HANDS ON DECK!”: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Irmo. Based on a Bob Hope USO tour, show will feature singers, dancers, comedians and a nine-piece orchestra. $22; http://www.harbisontheatre.org
COME SEE YOUR ARMY TOUR: 7:45 a.m. Oct. 11 at Fort Jackson. Six-hour tour will feature a basic combat training graduation, see soldiers training, learn to shoot the M16A2 simulator, eat in an Army dining facility and get answers to questions about basic combat training, Fort Jackson and the Army. Lunch cost is $4.55; advance reservations required by Oct. 1. (803) 751-1474