SHE COLUMBIA — THE ULTIMATE GIRLS’ WEEKEND: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. today at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St. Formerly the Columbia Women’s Show, the rebranded event is a celebration of everything woman, brimming with vendors, celebrities and local leaders in fashion, beauty, cooking, entertainment, crafts and healthy living. $8; college students and military with IDs, $5; ages 6-12, $4. $1 discount on an adult ticket with three canned food items for Harvest Hope Food Bank. Two-day passes are $12; $5 for parking. Proceeds will benefit The Women’s Shelter and Harvest Hope Food Bank. http://www.shecola.com
CUPID’S CHASE 5K: 10 a.m. today at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel St. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Proceeds will benefit Community Options Inc., a nonprofit group that provides residential and employment support for individuals with disabilities. Register at http://www.active.com; info at http://www.comop.org.
S.C. HORSEMEN’S ASSOCIATION EXPO: 10 a.m. today at the South Carolina Equine Park, 443 Cleveland School Road, Camden. Day-long expo of horse-related activiities for the hobbyist to the professional rider. Horse health pavilion, children’s activities, silent auction. Demonstrations include a jousting team, Lellie Ward, whose teaching methods advocate equine/human proprioception or “body awareness,” endurance riding team, dressage, eventing, natural horsemanship and therapeutic riding. $10; S.C. Horse Council members, $5. (803) 428-5656; http://www.schorsemenscouncil.org
“A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD”: 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. today, 7 tonight at Columbia Children’s Theatre, 3400 Forest Drive (second level, Richland Mall). Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved characters, the show follows the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad through four fun-filled seasons. Tickets are $8 for ages 3 through adult. (803) 691-4548; http://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com
“INSIDE COMBAT RESCUE”: 7 tonight at the Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., Sumter. Free screening of the first of National Geographic’s six-part documentary series provides a look at South Carolina’s contribution to the war in Afghanistan. More than 600 airmen from Shaw Air Force Base are currently deployed in Afghanistan, McEntire Air National Guard F-16s and C-17s from Charleston AFB also provide support to operations and can be seen in the series. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Parents are strongly cautioned as the material will contain scenes of real war which may not be suitable for younger audiences.
FATHER/DAUGHTER VALENTINE’S DANCE: 6:30-8:30 tonight in the Lexington High School cafeteria, 2463 Augusta Highway, Lexington. Fundraiser for the Children’s Section of the Lexington Main Library is for fathers and daughters (and grandfathers, granddaughters) of all ages. The evening will feature music, flowers, sweet treats and a formal 5x7 photo for each couple. Corsages are available in advance from White House Florist; Sunday dress is recommended. $40 per couple plus $10 for each additional daughter ticket. Tickets available at the Lexington Main Library, 5440 Augusta Highway (cash or check only). (803) 261-8697
MARDI GRAS GALA: 6:30-11 tonight at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 2100 Bush River Road. Complimentary beverages and heavy hors d’oeuvres, live auction and music by the Coastal Breeze Band. Proceeds will benefit the Dickerson Center for Children. $100; sponsorships available. (803) 791-1511; http://www.dickersoncenter.org
“THIS IS CAROLINA BALLET”: 7:30 tonight at The Township, 1703 Taylor St. Repertory performance celebrating the 25th anniversary of Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet. Dancers from the junior and senior companies will be featured. The free event is sponsored by the Township Foundation. Call (803) 545-2350 for tickets.
S.C. PHILHARMONIC: 7:30 tonight at the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St. “Eternal Love,” Masterworks Series 5, will feature works by Mahler, Strauss and Wagner. Music for a Cause partner is the Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Tickets are $35 if you use code word “humane;” parking, $10. (803) 251-2222; http://www.capitoltickets.com
FINANCIAL PEACE SEMINAR PREVIEW: 11 a.m. Sunday at Christian Life Church-Brown Chapel, 2700 Bush River Road. Sessions will be held at 11 a.m. Sundays, Feb. 17-April 21 (except Easter Sunday, March 31). Suggested donation, $100 (seminar, workbook and CDs); payable in four payments of $25. Email email@example.com
SHE COLUMBIA — THE ULTIMATE GIRLS’ WEEKEND: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St. Formerly the Columbia Women’s Show, the rebranded event is a celebration of everything woman, brimming with vendors, celebrities and local leaders in fashion, beauty, cooking, entertainment, crafts and healthy living. $8; college students and military with IDs, $5; ages 6-12, $4. $1 discount on an adult ticket with three canned food items for Harvest Hope Food Bank. $5 for parking. Proceeds will benefit The Women’s Shelter and Harvest Hope Food Bank. http://www.shecola.com
TREE TREK: 2 p.m. Sunday at Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Road, Hopkins. Join a park ranger to explore the old-growth forest along the boardwalk. Free, program begins at the Harry Hampton Visitors Center. (803) 776-4396
WAVERLY NEIGHBORHOOD WALKING TOUR: 2 p.m. Sunday beginning at First Calvary Baptist Church, 1401 Pine St. Established shortly after the Civil War on plantation land once owned by Robert Latta, Waverly is recognized as one of Columbia’s first documented suburbs. Tickets for the guided tour are $6; age 17 and younger, $3; Historic Columbia Foundation members, free. (803) 252-1770, ext 24 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-up registrations are also accepted.
SUNDAYS AT LOWMAN CONCERT SERIES: 3 p.m. Sunday in the New LIfe Chapel, the Heritage at Lowman, 2101 Dutch Fork Road, White Rock. Featured performer will be harpsichordist Tim White; a reception will follow. Free and open to the public with a reservation; call (803) 451-7414.
“A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD”: 3 p.m. Sunday at Columbia Children’s Theatre, 3400 Forest Drive (second level, Richland Mall). Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved characters, the show follows the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad through four fun-filled seasons. Tickets are $8 for ages 3 through adult. (803) 691-4548; http://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com
RICE MUSIC HOUSE COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES: 3 p.m. Sunday at 470-16 Town Center Place, the Village at Sandhill. Duo piano recital featuring Dr. Jacob Clark of S.C. State University and Dr. Su Jung Cho of Claflin University. Free, but seating is limited, call (803) 254-2777 or go to http://www.ricemusichouse.com to reserve a spot.
“THE SUFFERING GRASSES”: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Conundrum Music Hall, 626 Meeting St., West Columbia. Iara Lee’s documentary seeks to explore the Syrian conflict through the humanity of the civilians who have been killed, abused and displaced. Reception at 5:30; documentary screening at 6 and a discussion will follow at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Coalition, donations will benefit Syrian Refugee Relief. http://www.carolinapeace.org
DISCOUNTING AND COUPONING STRATEGIES: 9-11 a.m. Monday and Wednesday at Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus, 7300 College St., Irmo. Learn how to make the most of your financial resources without spending money, plus more ways to save money, make your dollars go further; $59. (803) 732-0432; http://www.mtctraining.com
ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT FORUM: Noon-2 p.m. Monday at the Columbia Marriott, 1200 Hampton St. Dr. Natalie Jackson, Nor Nassri and Osama Nashat, experts in the field of Middle Eastern conflict will speak. Sponsored by the Columbia World Affairs Council and the USC Walker Institute of International and Area Studies, tickets (including lunch) are $30; $20 for members; $15 for students. http://www.columbiawac.org
FAMILY NIGHT AT EDVENTURE: 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais St. Admission, $1. (803) 400-1162; http://www.edventure.org
IPAD BASICS: 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus, 7300 College St., Irmo. Get the most out of your mobile device, class will cover tricks and traps as well as favorite applications; $89. It’s a hands-on class, so bring your own iPad. (803) 732-0432; http://www.mtctraining.com
PHOTO ID WORKSHOP: 6 p.m. Tuesday in Richland County Council Chambers, 2020 Hampton St. The Richland County Elections and Voter Registration office will conduct an educational workshop on types of identification required to vote at the polls. Information will include the five IDs allowed for voting; how to obtain a voter registration card with a photo; and provisional voting without a photo ID. (803) 576-2240
USC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Koger Center, 1051 Greene St. The songs of musical theater giants Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein take center stage for the concert which will feature 22 tunes performed by the orchestra, soloists and a 30-member chorus. Tickets are $25; USC faculty and staff, seniors and military, $20; students, $8. (803) 251-2222; http://www.capitoltickets.com
“RAZZLE DAZZLE: MY LIFE BEHIND THE SEQUINS”: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. Mitzi Gaynor, film and TV star, will give a 90-minute performance with music, songs, stories, stage skits and video footage pulled from her six-decade television, concert and film career. Tickets are $45; $35 for groups. (803) 276-6264; http://www.newberryoperahouse.com
TAMEIKA ISAAC DEVINE OPEN HOUSE: 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 1737 Main St. Columbia city councilwoman at-large will discuss issues with constituents. To schedule an appointment, call (803) 545-3061.
“ON THE EDGE”: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Feb. 16 at Drayton Hall Theatre, 1214 College St. USC Dance Company will perform original contemporary dance works by leading choreographers. Tickets are $12-$18. (803) 777-5112
“NIGHT OUT WITH THE KING”: Valentine’s Day dinner, 7 p.m. Thursday at Mount Seir Baptist Church, 136 Rimer Pond Road, Blythewood. Meet and greet from 7-7:30, dinner at 7:30 p.m., followed by jazz music and fun at 8 p.m. Dinner menu consists of steak and shrimp or grilled salmon and shrimp, salad, baked potato, rolls, desserts, iced tea. Dine in or take-out available. Sponsored by Mount Seir Baptist Church and Shekinah Glory Family Care Ministries. Tickets sold in advance only, $25; couples, $50. (803) 604-7094; (803) 331-5272
“ON THE EDGE”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Feb. 16 at Drayton Hall Theatre, 1214 College St. USC Dance Company will perform original contemporary dance works by leading choreographers. Tickets are $12-$18. (803) 777-5112
“I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE”: Thursday through Feb. 18 and Feb. 21-24 at the Sumter Little Theatre, 14 Mood Ave., Sumter. Performances at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. $20; students, seniors and military, $17. (803) 775-2150
S.C. BOTTLE CLUB SHOW AND SALE: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 16 at Meadowlake Park, 600 Beckman Road. Proceeds from the 40th annual event will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands. http://www.southcarolinabottleclub.com; (803) 755-9410
SCE&G SEEDLING GIVEAWAY: 2-6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 16 at the SCE&G Environmental Building), 6248 Bush River Road (north side of the dam). Seedlings will be distributed in bundles of 10-15 trees and will be free of charge for lake residents, planting instructions will be included. The Lake Murray Shoreline Habitat Enhancement Project is a cooperative effort between SCE&G, the Department of Resources and lake interest groups. It is designed to improve the aesthetics of the lake’s shoreline, help control erosion, re-establish shoreline vegetation and protect water quality. (803) 217-9221
“A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD”: Friday through Feb. 17 at Columbia Children’s Theatre, 3400 Forest Drive (second level, Richland Mall). Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved characters, the show follows the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad through four fun-filled seasons. Performances are 7 p.m. Friday; 10:30 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8 for ages 3 through adult. (803) 691-4548; http://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com
VALENTINE’S DANCE: 7:30-11 p.m. Friday at the Capitol Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Heart ’n Soul will perform hits from the 1950s and ’60s. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., BYOB and snacks, soft drinks will be available for purchase. $15; $20 at the door. Proceeds will benefit programming at the CSC. (803) 779-1971
GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT: 8:30-10 a.m. Feb. 16 at Clemson University’s Sandhill Research and Education Center, 900 Clemson Road. Join experienced birders; dress for the weather and bring binoculars, field guide and camera. There will be a bluebird nesting box workshop for children following the count; $5 materials fee. RSVP for the count and workshop at email@example.com; (803) 777-9645
GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 16 at Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Road, Hopkins. Meet at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center for a presentation on common winter birds found in the park before heading out to identify and count birds. Arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the program, wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and weather appropriate clothing. Water and snacks are recommended. Bring binoculars if you have them; the park has a limited number available on a first-come, first served basis. Beginners, age 5 and older are encouraged; children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Register in advance by calling (803) 776-4396.
WINTER NATURE WALK: 10-11:30 a.m. Feb. 16 at Sesquicentennial State Park, 9564 Two Notch Road. Casual stroll along the Jackson Creek Nature Trail for age 5 and older. $5; seniors and age 15 and younger, $3. Adults must accompany children 15 and younger. Preregistration is required, deadline is Friday. (803) 788-2706 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SHERMAN CANNONS REENACTMENT: Noon-12:30 p.m. Feb. 16 on both sides of the Gervais Street bridge. Federal artillery will be on the West Columbia side near the former New Orleans restaurant and Confederate sharpshooters will be on the Columbia side of the river. Free, sponsored by the Wade Hampton Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
BURNING OF COLUMBIA COMMEMORATION: 1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 16 on the Assembly Street side of the State House. In 2012, the General Assembly set aside Feb. 17 as a day of commemoration, to be known as The Burning of Columbia Day by William T. Sherman. Sponsored by the S.C. Conservative Action Council.
CONTRA DANCE: 6:15-10:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Arsenal Hill Park Building, 1800 Lincoln St. Live music by Whistlin’ Rufus; caller will be Doug Singleton. Beyond beginners workshop, 6:15-7 p.m.; new dancers workshop, 7-7:30 p.m. All ages and skill levels welcome, no partner necessary; bring clean, soft-soled, non-marking shoes. $8; students with ID, $5; discounts available. Sponsored by Columbia Traditional Music and Dance. (803) 760-5881
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. Tickets are still are available, call (803) 413-2437 or email email@example.com
TREE TREK: 10 a.m. Feb. 17 at Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Road, Hopkins. Join a park ranger to explore the old-growth forest along the boardwalk. If you’re up for it, stick around for the guided Weston Lake wilderness hike at 1:30 p.m. Dress for the weather, bring snacks and water. Both programs are free and begin at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center. (803) 776-4396
TAKE GREAT PICTURES: 6-9 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 18-25 at Midlands Technical College Northeast Campus, 151 Powell Road. No matter which camera you have, you will what are the attributes of a good image and how to achieve them; $99. (803) 732-0432; http://www.mtctraining.com
CAKE DECORATING I: 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 19-March 12 at Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus, 7300 College St., Irmo. Develop skills in pressure control, figure piping, latticework, flowers and basketweave using butter cream frosting. Any supplies you may have, such as cake decorating tips, etc., may be brought to the first class, as well as a paper and a pen; $89. (803) 732-0432; http://www.mtctraining.com
ARTS AT SHANDON: “Chamber Players from the Charlotte Symphony,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow St. Second installment of the February Festival Chamber Series will feature Rosemary Furniss and Elina Lev, violins; Rebekah Newman, viola; Alan Black, cello; and Phillip Bush, piano. $10; a reception will follow. (803) 771-4408, ext. 27; http://www.shandonpres.org
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 Thursday; call (803) 751-1474
SMALL BUSINESS TAX WORKSHOP: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 21 at Midlands Technical College, Harbison Campus, 7300 College St., Irmo. Co-sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service, current or prospective small-business owners will learn about business taxes, tax benefits and obligations, employer tax responsibilities, tax advantages and disadvantages, record keeping and late penalty information; $35. (803) 732-0432; http://www.mtctraining.com
MOONLIGHT CREATURES: 6 p.m. Feb. 22 at Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Road, Hopkins. Take a walk on the wild side during this special evening program. Free, meet at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center. Reservations are required, call (803) 776-4396.
FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE: 7:30-10:30 p.m. Feb. 22 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
“SISTER AMNESIA’S COUNTRY WESTERN NUNSENSE JAMBOREE”: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22-23, March 1-2 and 3:30 p.m. March 3 at the On Stage Performance Center, 680 Cherokee Lane (The Barn). $18; seniors and students, $16; children, $14. Tickets available at (877) 238-5596 or go to http://www.smarttix.com and type in “nunsense.”
“BOEING-BOEING”: A 1960s bachelor juggles relationships with three airline stewardesses and sees his ruse go off-course when faster jets are introduced. Production by the USC Department of Theatre and Dance, 8 p.m. Feb. 22-March 2 at Longstreet Theatre, 1300 Greene St. Tickets are $12-$18. (803) 777-2551
LEXINGTON’S RACE AGAINST HUNGER: 8:15 a.m. Feb. 23 starting and finishing at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church, 5503 Sunset Blvd., Lexington. 10K race, 5K fitness walk and 1-mile fun run; fees are $35, $20 and $20. 5K gets under way at 8:15 a.m.; 10K at 8:20; fun run at 8:25. Bring canned food items to the race, collections barrells will be in the gym area, the food donations will help LICS distribute to those in need.(803) 359-7770, ext 20; http://www.lexrah.org
FINANCIAL SEMINAR: 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 23 at the City of Columbia’s Community Development Department, 1225 Lady St., second floor. Topics will include banking, savings, budgeting, building credit, types of loans, repairing damaged credit, credit scams and Fair Housing Laws. Seminar is free but seating is limited, calll (803) 545-3373 to reserve a spot.
STATE MUSEUM GARAGE SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 23 (opening at 8 a.m. for museum members) at 301 Gervais St. Offerings include props, signs and items from past exhibits, such as a prop pirate cannon, street banners, plastic skeletons, building blocks and electronics. Sales will be suspended for a 30-minute lunch break and then reopen for a black bag sale (purchase a black plastic bag for $5 and fill it with whatever’s left). (803) 898-4921; http://www.southcarolinastatemuseum.org
FREE SELF-DEFENSE CLASS FOR BOYS: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Polo Road Recreation Center, 730 Polo Road. Taught by experienced Richland County Sheriff’s Department deputies, the class is designed to instruct males ages 8-14 on how to avoid conflict and defend themselves. Wear loose fitting slacks or shorts, shirt and sneakers, bring a bottle of water. Limited to the first 40 participants; call (803) 446-8605 to register.
LAKE MURRAY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: 3:30 p.m. Feb. 24, Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Irmo. On the program, “English Folk Song Suite,” Haydn’s “Surprise Symphony No. 94,” “William Tell Overture,” and Chabrier’s “Espana.” Free, donations accepted at the door. (803) 400-3540
“THE SPACE BETWEEN TIME”: Artwork by Jame Lathren will be on display Feb. 24-March 15 at thehallway:communityart Gallery, 701 Whaley St. Opening reception 2-4 p.m. Feb. 24.
ST. ANDREWS WOMAN’S CLUB BRIDAL SHOWCASE: “Say I Do: Down the Aisle in Beautiful Style,” noon-5 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Cantey Building at the State Fairgrounds. More than 100 exhibitor booths, fashion shows at 1 and 3 p.m., door prizes and grand prize of a five-night cruise. Tickets are $7; age 12 and younger, $1; age 2 and younger, free. Proceeds will benefit HomeWorks of America, Palmetto Place Emergency Children’s Shelter and The Free Medical Clinic. http://www.sawc-sc.org/bridalshowcase.html
HIGH SCHOOL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM REMEDIATION CLASSES: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Feb. 25-April 11 at W.R. Rogers Adult, Continuing and Technology Education Center, 750 Old Clemson Road. HSAP English Language Arts remediation will be held Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 25-April 10; HSAP Math remediation classes will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 26-April 11. Students must attend a minimum of 12 hours of class in order to be eligible for testing, which will be April 16-18. $75 enrollment fee. (803) 736-8787
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS II: 1-3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 25-March 27 at W.R. Rogers Adult, Continuing and Technology Education Center, 750 Old Clemson Road. For those who have completed the Introduction to Computers class and would like to further their training. $60; age 60 and older, $30. (803) 736-8787, ext. 25103
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS: 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 26-March 21 at W.R. Rogers Adult, Continuing and Technology Education Center, 750 Old Clemson Road. Basic skills class is limited to 10 persons; $60; age 60 and older, $30. (803) 736-8787, ext. 25103
ARTS AT SHANDON: “Winds and Piano,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow St. Finale of the February Festival Chamber Series will feature Jennifer Parker-Harley, flute; Michael Harley, bassoon; Philip Bush and Lynn Kompass, piano. $10; a reception will follow. (803) 771-4408, ext. 27; http://www.shandonpres.org
CITIZEN SAFETY AWARENESS PROGRAM: 6-10 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Lexington County Law Enforcement Complex, 521 Gibson Road, Lexington. Participants will learn how to defend themselves and escape in the event that they are attacked, including how to deploy a chemical pepper aerosol spray. Limited to 25 participants age 16 and older, Lexington County residents will be given preference in enrolling in the program. $25; includes safety awareness kit, including pepper spray. Registration deadline is Feb. 22; call (803) 785-2400.
“12 ANGRY JURORS”: 8 p.m. Feb. 28-March 3 at the Benson Theatre, 226 Bull St. USC Department of Theatre and Dance production based on the Emmy Award-winning teleplay by Reginald Rose. $5; available at the door. (803) 777-9353
“INTRODUCTION TO THE SALVATION ARMY EMERGENCY DISASTER SERVICES”: 5-9 p.m. March 1 and 9 a.m.-noon at the Salvation Army Center for Worship & Service, 3024 Farrrow Road. Designed for new disaster workers with little or no experience and is a prerequisite for all other Salvation Army disaster training. Each class can accommodate a maximum of 30 participants; free. (803) 667-4943 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
LEXINGTON CHORAL SOCIETY: 7:30 p.m. March 1 and 2 at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church, 5503 Sunset Blvd., Lexington. “Sounds of the South: A Little Southern Charm,” will feature the Southern Bronze Handbell Choir. $20; age 65 and older, $15; students, $6. http://www.lexcochoralsoc.org
“SWAN LAKE”: 7:30 p.m. March 1 at the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St. Columbia Classical Ballet production will feature Lauren Frere as the White Swan and Nana Yamatani as the Black Swan. Tickets are $5-$32. (803) 251-2222; http://www.capitoltickets.com
MARCH FOR MEALS 5K RUN/WALK: 7:30 a.m. March 2 at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. Runners will cross the Saluda River Bridge into the Botanical Garden while walkers will remain inside the zoo. Early registration (through Friday), $25 for adult runners; $20 for adult walkers; $10 for age 12 and younger. $30, $25 and $15 after Friday; $35 for all participants on race day. Proceeds will benefit Senior Resources’ Meals on Wheels program. http://www.seniorresourcesinc.org
COLORECTAL CANCER WALK AND RACE: 8:30 a.m. March 2 beginning and ending at Maxcy Gregg Park, Blossom and Pickens streets. Thirteenth annual 3.1 mile walk/race through downtown Columbia plus a new certified 5K race and a Tour de Columbia event. $25; proceeds benefit the Palmetto Health Cancer Centers. http://www.colorectalcancerwalk.org
YOUNG LADIES SELF-DEFENSE CLASS: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. March 2 at Polo Road Recreation Center, 730 Polo Road. Free class is offered to females ages 14-18 by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. Class is limited to 50 participants; advance registration required, call (803) 446-8605
BLYTHEWOOD CHAPTER OF DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: 6 p.m. March 2 at Valley Spring Water and Coffee Co., 11035 Farrow Road, Blythewood. Oysters and appetizers served at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m. Raffles, door prizes, auctions and gun giveaways; $40. (803) 465-6161; http://www.blythewoodducks.org
HOME SCHOOL DRAWING AND PAINTING: 10 a.m.-noon Mondays, March 4-April 8, at the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Art Center, 1928 Calhoun St. For age 10 and older. $80; registration deadline is Feb. 28. (803) 545-3093; or email email@example.com
ADVANCED POTTERY THROWING: 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays, March 5-April 9, at the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Art Center, 1928 Calhoun St. For ages 11-17. $80; registration deadline is March 1. (803) 545-3093; or email firstname.lastname@example.org
HOME SCHOOL ART: 9-10 a.m. Wednesdays, March 6-April 10, at the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Art Center, 1928 Calhoun St. For ages 5-9. $50; registration deadline is March 1. (803) 545-3093; or email email@example.com
HOME SCHOOL POTTERY: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, March 6-April 10, at the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Art Center, 1928 Calhoun St. For age 10 and older. $80; registration deadline is March 1. (803) 545-3093; or email firstname.lastname@example.org