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Columbia - The StateApril 18, 2013 

Men attempt to 'Walk A Mile In Her Shoes" during an event in Columbia's Vista area on April 12, 2012. Men wore high heels and walked approximately 7 blocks in support of the Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands. HERE, the 'ambassadors' of the event lead the group through the Vista.


Walking in her shoes

Practice makes perfect is a cliché, but in the case of Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, it is sage advice. Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands’ Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event, at 6 tonight outside the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, gets men involved in the fight against sexual violence. April is designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. If Attorney General Alan Wilson, Mayor Steve Benjamin, Lexington County Sheriff James Metts and Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott can wear heels, so can you. Here’s a “wax on, wax off” tip for guys: Trying to walk in heels, maneuvering to stay upright, will help you on the dance floor, especially if you don’t have rhythm. Registration is $30. Women and children are invited to participate, with children under 12 free. The convention center is at 1101 Lincoln St.; www.stsm.org/events/walkamile

Student showcase

“Velocity: Student and Faculty Choreography Showcase,” a program of original works by USC dance students and faculty, will be held at 7:30 tonight at the Koger Center. The performance will get you ready for Friday night’s eighth annual “Ballet Stars of New York.” The Koger Center is at 1051 Greene St. $12-$18; (803) 777-5112

50th anniversary documentary

SCETV will air “Historic Columbia’s 50th Anniversary: Discovering People, Places and Progress” at 9:30 tonight. The documentary, made by Columbia filmmaker Lee Ann Kornegay, takes a look at Historic Columbia’s history through interviews with founding members and other preservationists who have been intent on saving pieces of Columbia’s history. The documentary will also air at 8:30 p.m. Monday. ETV is on WRLK-35, Time Warner Cable channel 11. For more, visit historiccolumbia.org.


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