Community Calendar for the Midlands, Jan. 22

January 22, 2013 

  • BEST BETS SATURDAY WESTON LAKE WILDERNESS HIKE: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Road, Hopkins. Join a park ranger for a 4.5 mile hike into Congaree’s wilderness. Dress for the weather, bring snacks and water. Free, meet at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center. (803) 776-4396; http://www.nps.gov/cong COLUMBIA CITY BALLET SPEAKEASY: 7-11 p.m. Saturday at 701 Whaley St. Fundraiser for CCB’s educational outreach program will feature live music, food and beverages, prizes, live auction and dance performances. Theme is Soiree Chicago, wear your best flapper and gangster attire. Tickets are $65 in advance, $75 at the door. (803) 799-7605

TODAY

CALLIGRAPHY: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 26 at Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus, 7300 College St., Irmo. Basics for beginners interested in italic calligraphy and the use of the broad pen, $99. Bring a Sheaffer calligraphy pen set with small, medium and large nibs, a soft pencil, soft eraser and a pad of good, heavy 81/2x11 paper to the first class. (803) 732-0432; http://www.mtctraining.com

FACULTY PIANO RECITAL: Charles Fugo, 7:30 tonight at the USC School of Music recital hall, 813 Assembly St. Free. (803) 777-4280

WEDNESDAY

GUEST ARTIST MASTER CLASS: Pianist Dmitry Rachmanov, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the USC School of Music recital hall, 813 Assembly St. Free. (803) 777-4280

GOSPEL CONCERT: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1028 Eastman St. Sponsored by Bethlehem Baptist and the Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Association, a love offering will be taken to benefit the American Red Cross to assist with disaster relief. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. (803) 754-1890

USC’S BUCHHEIT FAMILY LECTURE: 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Gambrell Hall auditorium. Dan Balz, political correspondent for The Washington Post will discuss “The Political Landscape after 2012.” Free. (803) 777-6791

“THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY”: 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday 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

THURSDAY

“LIFE AT THE OLD ASYLUM”: 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at the Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Dr. Woodrow Harris, former director of education and training for the state hospital at the S.C. Department of Mental Health, will provide a broad overview of the property’s fabled history, architectural and historic features and comment on its future. Part of the Wine and Unwind lecture series, wine and refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m.; suggested donation, $5. (803) 779-1971

GUEST ARTIST CLARINET RECITAL: Julia Heinen, 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the USC School of Music recital hall, 813 Assembly St. Free. (803) 777-4280

SWINGIN’ MEDALLIONS: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. $30; groups, $25. (803) 276-6264; http://www.newberryoperahouse.com

“THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY”: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday 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

FRIDAY

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE: 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday at the Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Cost is $5. Open to ages 21 and older. Bring your own beverages and snacks; soda and coffee provided. (803) 779-1971

“BAREFOOT IN THE PARK”: Lexington County Arts Association production, 7:30 p.m. Friday at Village Square Theatre, 105 Caughman Road, Lexington. Tickets are $13-$17, available by calling (803) 359-1436 or at http://www.villagesquaretheatre.com

CHAPIN THEATRE COMPANY GALA: 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Chapin Chamber of Commerce, 302 Columbia Ave., Chapin. Meet actors, directors, board members and volunteers; free refreshments; and overview of the 2013 season. (803) 240-8544; http://www.chapintheatre.org

SATURDAY

RED SHOE RUN: 5K walk/run and 10K race, 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Colonial Life Arena, 801 Lincoln St. Sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia. 5K, $25; race day, $30; 10K, $30; race day, $35. Preregistration at http://www.strictlyrunning.com; race day registration 6-7 a.m.

GUIDANCE: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday at Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus, 7300 College St., Irmo. Understand how to guide behavior of young children, $20. (803) 732-0432; http://www.mtctraining.com

QUILTING WORKSHOP: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding St. Includes a tour of the newly installed “Patchworks of History: The Quilts of the Historic Foundation” on display through March 17. $20, HCF members, $15. Bring your lunch or purchase a box lunch for $9; guests may bring their own materials or purchase a quilting kit for $15. More information at (803) 252-7742, http://www.historiccolumbia.org

TREE TREK: 10 a.m. Saturday at Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Road, Hopkins. Take a trek along the boardwalk with a ranger to see the park’s towering trees. Free, meet at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center. (803) 776-4396; http://www.nps.gov/cong

SNOWMAN YOUTH FUN RUN: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Caughman Road Park, 2800 Trotter Road; fun run is for ages 12 and younger. $8 (includes T-shirt). (803) 754-6720, ext. 233

ETSY KNOW-HOW: 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Art Center, 1928 Calhoun St. Learn about the on-line website for artisans and crafters; information on setting up and maintaining an Etsy shop, record keeping, Paypal payments and shipping, pricing and more. $30. Minimum eight participants; maximum 15. (803) 545-3093 or email bloliver@columbiasc.net

MULTI-CULTURAL FOOD AND ARTS FESTIVAL: 1-5 p.m. Saturday at Spring Valley High School, 120 Sparkleberry Lane. Performances by the Viking Orchestra, Chorus and Gospel Choir, visual arts display, food, international fashion show, student performances. $3; age 6 and older, $1; families (any size), $6. Sponsored by the Spring Valley High School Education Foundation, proceeds will support academic needs, the Free After School Tutoring & Testing Program and special causes chosen by students. (803) 699-3500, ext. 69061

WESTON LAKE WILDERNESS HIKE: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Road, Hopkins. Join a park ranger for a 4.5 mile hike into Congaree’s wilderness. Dress for the weather, bring snacks and water. Free, meet at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center. (803) 776-4396; http://www.nps.gov/cong

COLUMBIA CITY BALLET SPEAKEASY: 7-11 p.m. Saturday at 701 Whaley St. Fundraiser for CCB’s educational outreach program will feature live music, food and beverages, prizes, live auction and dance performances. Theme is Soiree Chicago, wear your best flapper and gangster attire. Tickets are $65 in advance, $75 at the door. (803) 799-7605

“BAREFOOT IN THE PARK”: Lexington County Arts Association production, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Village Square Theatre, 105 Caughman Road, Lexington. Tickets are $13-$17, available by calling (803) 359-1436 or at http://www.villagesquaretheatre.com

BALLROOM DANCE: 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday at The Barn, 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia. Viennese waltz lesson included with admission. $10; members, $7; students younger than 21 with ID, $5. Sponsored by the Greater Columbia Chapter of USADance. (803) 466-9503

STEEL MAGNOLIA: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. Vocal duo Joshua Scott and Meghan Linsey. $40; groups, $30. (803) 276-6264; http://www.newberryoperahouse.com

SUNDAY

TREE TREK: 2 p.m. Sunday at Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Road, Hopkins. Take a trek along the boardwalk with a ranger to see the park’s towering trees. Free, meet at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center. (803) 776-4396; http://www.nps.gov/cong

FACULTY GUITAR RECITAL: 3 p.m. Sunday at the USC School of Music recital hall, 813 Assembly St. Christopher Berg will perform selections by Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Albeniz and Castelnuovo-Tedesco. Free. (803) 777-4280

“BAREFOOT IN THE PARK”: Lexington County Arts Association production, 3 p.m. Sunday at Village Square Theatre, 105 Caughman Road, Lexington. Tickets are $13-$17, available by calling (803) 359-1436 or at http://www.villagesquaretheatre.com

“LAKEVIEW, BOOKER AND JOHNSON: THE HALLOWED HALLS”: 3 p.m. Sunday in Bostick Auditorium at the main branch of the Richland Library, 1431 Assembly St. The documentary highlights Midlands segregation-era institutions — Lakeview, Booker T. Washington and C.A. Johnson high schools and how they produced model citizens. Free. (803) 786-1051

MONDAY

MASTER CLASS WITH INTERNATIONAL OPERA STAR: Soprano Mary Dunleavy, 1:25 p.m. Monday at the USC School of Music recital hall, 813 Assembly St. Free. (803) 777-4280

INSTANT PIANO FOR HOPELESSLY BUSY PEOPLE: 6-9:30 p.m. Monday at Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus, 7300 College St, Irmo; $79. (803) 732-0432; http://www.mtctraining.com

UPCOMING EVENTS

RENOVATION RODEO TOUR: 6 p.m. Jan. 30 in Old Shandon. Historic Columbia Foundation’s Palladium Society kicks off a new tour series featuring old homes in the Columbia area that have been refurbished and renovated while staying true to the roots and history of the house. $5; members, free (includes beer, wine and refreshments). Advance registration required, call (803) 252-7742, ext. 11; http://www.historiccolumbia.org

FREE LEGAL CLINIC: 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Richland Library Northeast Branch, 7490 Parklane Road. Sponsored by the S.C. Bar Pro Bono Program, the topic will be consumer law issues (credit cards, loans, purchases, etc.), featuring attorney David A. Maxfield. Registration is not required. (803) 799-6653, ext. 158

“BAREFOOT IN THE PARK”: Lexington County Arts Association production, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31-Feb. 2 and 3 p.m. Feb. 3 at Village Square Theatre, 105 Caughman Road, Lexington. Tickets are $13-$17, available by calling (803) 359-1436 or at http://www.villagesquaretheatre.com

“THE BARBER OF SEVILLE”: 8 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. Teatro Lirico D’Europa production will be sung in Italian with English supertitles. $45; groups, $35. (803) 276-6264; http://www.newberryoperahouse.com

ROSE WILKINS’ WORLD FAMOUS CHICKEN BOG: 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 1 at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 403 Park Road, Lexington. $7 per plate; age 12 and younger, $3. Carry out available. Proceeds benefit the Altar Guild and Outreach ministries. (803) 359-2444 Tuesdays-Thursdays.

“SNOW WHITE”: Columbia City Ballet performances at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Koger Center, 1051 Greene St. Evening performances for mature audiences. $15-$38; students, seniors and military, $15-$35. (803) 777-5112; http://capitoltickets.com

JUNIOR LEAGUE OF COLUMBIA CLEAN SWEEP SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 2 at the State Fairgrounds. 18th annual fundraiser to support the Junior League of Columbia’s mission and community projects. Gates open at 6 a.m., parking is $2 per car. Doors open at 8 a.m, admission is $3; age 12 and younger, free. $5 Bag Sale, 1-2 p.m. Cash sales only. http://www.jlcolumbia.org

SO YOU WANT TO BE A ZOOKEEPER?: 10:30 a.m.-noon Feb. 2 at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, 500 Wildlife Parkway. Interactive program for middle and high school students will feature an opportunity to explore behind the scenes and a panel discussion with members of the zoo’s animal care staff. $15 plus admission. Register at http://www.riverbanks.org

HIV/AIDS AWARENESS STEP SHOW: Noon Feb. 2 at the Refuge Temple Church of God Family Life Center, 4450 Argent Court. Sponsored by the Iota Omicron Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority’s RHOER Club, the event is in support of National Black HIV/AIDS. Participation is open to middle- and high-school youth. Cash prizes will be awarded; community dance teams are encouraged to perform for exhibition purposes only. Free HIV/AIDS testing with rapid results provided by DHEC. (803) 960-0552

“SNOW WHITE” TEA: 1:30 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Koger Center Ballroom, 1051 Greene St. Family-oriented matinee performance by the Columbia City Ballet. $20; (803) 799-7605

FRIENDS OF THE LEXINGTON COUNTY MUSEUM: Fundraiser celebrating the centennial of Lexington High School, 7-11 p.m. Feb. 2 at Town Hall, 111 Maiden Lane, Lexington. $40 in advance or at the door; includes all you can eat and drink; live music. Sponsorships available. Proceeds will go toward restoration of outbuildings at the museum and the enhancement of exhibits. (803) 359-8369; http://www.lex-co.sc.gov/museum

ARTS AT SHANDON: “An Evening of Chamber Music with Voice,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow St. The first in the February Festival Chamber Series will feature Cynthia Hanna, mezzo-soprano; Rebecca Hunter, violin; Dusan Vukajlovic, cello; and Lynn Kompass, piano. $10; a reception will follow. (803) 771-4407, ext. 27; http://www.shandonpres.org

EDVENTURE AFTER DARK: Chocolatology, 7-9 p.m. Feb. 7 at EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais St. Adults-only event will feature the Cocoa Cabana, Dip & Dab Workshop, artisan chocolates paired with local brews and music by DJ Jay Magic. Complimentary beer, wine and desserts will be served. $25; members, $20. Proceeds will benefit EdVenture’s educational outreach and accessibility programs. (803) 400-1162; http://www.edventure.org

FAMILY NIGHT AT EDVENTURE: 5-8 p.m. Feb. 12 at EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais St. Admission, $1. (803) 400-1162; http://www.edventure.org

BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION AND LUNCHEON: 11:30 a.m. Feb. 13 at the Brookland Baptist Banquet and Conference Center, 1066 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia. Sponsored by the Columbia Division of the FBI, guest speaker will be Dr. Millicent Brown of Claflin University. $15; reservations deadline is Feb. 1; payments should be submitted to FBIRA, 251 Westpark Blvd., Columbia, SC 29210 (803) 551-4468

LITTLE BLACK DRESS WINE & CHEESE AFFAIR: 7-10:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Batesburg-Leesville Leisure Center, 227 Highland Ave., Batesburg. $25; includes wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres, music, dancing and silent auction. Sponsored by the Woman’s Society of Batesburg-Leesville, proceeds will be donated to scholarships for local students. A limited number of tickets are available, call (803) 413-2437 or email loisblack@sc.rr.com

COME SEE YOUR ARMY TOUR: 8:45 a.m. Feb. 21. During the six-hour tour guests will attend a Basic Combat Training graduation, observe soldiers training, learn to shoot the M16A2 simulator and eat in an Army dining facility. Lunch is $4.60. Advance reservations required by Feb. 14; call (803) 751-1474

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