Community Calendar for the Midlands, April 29

April 28, 2013 

  • BEST BETS TUESDAY

    CONGAREE NEW HORIZONS BAND SPRING CONCERT: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the USC Band and Dance building, 324 Sumter St. (803) 783-6664

    THURSDAY

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

MONDAY

HOLES FOR HOPE GOLF TOURNAMENT: Monday at Spring Valley Country Club, 300 Spring Valley Road. 9 a.m. shotgun start, four-player teams, Captain’s Choice. $85; teams, $340. Includes 18 holes of golf with cart, range balls, prizes and lunch. Registration begins at 8 a.m., mulligans, $5 each. Sponsored by CMH Services and Columbia Industrial Products, proceeds will benefit Harvest Hope Food Bank’s mission to feed the hungry across 20 South Carolina counties. Register at http://www.harvesthope.org

AT-LARGE OPEN HOUSE: Meet with City Councilman Cameron Runyan, 5-8 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 1737 Main St. Call (803) 545-3061 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

TUESDAY

“MURDERED BY THE MOB”: Interactive dinner theatre production by the Southeastern Theatrical Arts Bandits (S.T.A.B.), 6 p.m. Tuesday at Travinia Italian Kitchen, 101 Sparkleberry Crossing. $40; $37 for BCBS employees and families — includes three-course meal. Call (803) 419-9313 for reservations

AHSEF HALL OF FAME AND DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI GALA: Tuesday at Brookland Baptist Conference Center, 1066 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia. Social hour and silent auction, 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40; couples, $75; table of four, $200; corporate table of eight, $350. Proceeds will help fund student scholarships and teacher grants at Airport High School. (803) 461-8714 or email dburkett@burkettcpas.com

CONGAREE NEW HORIZONS BAND SPRING CONCERT: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the USC Band and Dance building, 324 Sumter St. (803) 783-6664

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING: 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 3200 Trenholm Road. Good exercise and fun. (803) 345-0158 or email billmac85@yahoo.com

BEGINNER’S SQUARE AND ROUND DANCE LESSONS: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Yellow Rock Hall, 2211 Platt Springs Road, West Columbia. $20 per month. (803) 740-1344; http://www.yellowrockhall.com

WEDNESDAY

HISTORIC COLUMBIA FOUNDATION: Early Columbia lecture series, part 1, 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Robert Mills Carriage House, 1616 Blanding St., led by historian and author Warner Montgomery. The topic will be “Columbia’s First Schools.” $10 per session when space is available. (803) 252-1770, ext. 24 or email reservations@historiccolumbia.org

THURSDAY

SAVVY SENIORS: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at The Township, 1703 Taylor St. Free event will feature tips on living healthier and more fulfilling lives with a cooking demo class, exercise classes, touring and excursion opportunities and volunteering. Information on Richland County departments such as solid waste, CASA, probate court, animal care and public works.

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

RHYTHM AND BLOOMS, MUSIC AND ART IN THE GARDEN: John Wesley Satterfield, 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Riverbanks Botanical Garden, 1300 Botanical Parkway, West Columbia. New this year, guests will have an opportunity to visit with and watch local artists dig into their work. Cash bar and food will be available for purchase. $5; members, free with valid membership card and picture ID. http://www.riverbanks.org

FIVE AFTER FIVE CONCERT: The Rival Brothers and the Casual Kings, 6:30-10 p.m. Thursday at the fountain in Five Points. Free and family activities such as bubbles and decorating Saluda Avenue with sidewalk chalk for children. http://www.fivepointscolumbia.com

“A WORLD OF WEALTH”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2:30 p.m and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday at On Stage Performance Center (The Barn), 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia. Tickets are $18; seniors and students, $16; children, $14. (877) 238-5596; http://www.onstagesc.com

“WAIT WAIT…DON’T TELL ME! — LIVE”: Simulcast of the NPR news quiz show, 8 p.m. Thursday at the Sandhill Stadium 16, 450 Town Center Place; $22. Tickets available at the theater and online at http://www.fathomevents.com.

FRIDAY

TASTE BUDS — GREEN EGGS AND HAM: 4-5 p.m. Friday at EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais St. Ages 6-12 will learn how to get the day off to a healthy start with some of their favorite breakfast foods. $17; members, $12 — includes snack and decorated chef’s hat. Registration deadline is Thursday. The permanent addition to the museum offers hands-on classes on cooking up a healthy lifestyle under the guidance of a real chef. (803) 779-3100; http://www.edventure.org

MUSIC AT SANDHILL SPONSORED BY GROW FINANCIAL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION: 6-9 p.m. Fridays through May 17 at Town Center Common, Village at Sandhill. Free rides, games and balloon artist Nick Propst at 6 p.m. Concert featuring The Boomers (soft rock and pop) will begin at 7 p.m. http://www.villageatsandhill.com

“A WORLD OF WEALTH”: 7:30 p.m. Friday at On Stage Performance Center (The Barn), 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia. Tickets are $18; seniors and students, $16; children, $14. (877) 238-5596; http://www.onstagesc.com

PIANIST MARINA LOMAZOV IN CONCERT: 8:15 p.m. Friday in Meeting Room A, second floor, Courtyard by Marriott, 630 Assembly St. Sponsored by Steinway & Sons and Rice Music House in conjunction with the S.C. Federation of Music Clubs convention. Advance tickets are $12; students, $8; $15/$10 at the door.

SATURDAY

BICYCLE SKILLS CLINIC AND FAMILY GROUP RIDE: 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Finlay Park (enter on Taylor Street). Riding safety and obstacle course followed by a family ride through the Vista Greenway. Bring your own bike and helmet to participate.

IRMO FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m.-noon the first and third Saturdays monthly at Irmo Town Park on Carlisle Street. Yoga for children and an outdoor exercise class for families. (803) 315-4648; email karen@irmofarmersmarket.com or email@brownboxveggies.com

COINS, CURRENCY AND COLLECTIBLES SHOW: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion Post 6, 200 Pickens St. Sponsored by the Midlands Coin Club; admission is free. (803) 781-0065 or email jamesboland@scdps.net

MUSEUMS ON US WEEKEND: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. May 5 at EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais St. Free admission to Bank of America cardholders; regular admission for additional guests. (803) 400-1166; http://www.edventure.org

NATURE DISCOVERY: 9:30 a.m. Saturdays through May 18 at Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Road, Hopkins. Walk with a park volunteer to look and listen for animals in the forest. Free. (803) 776-4396; http://www.nps.gov/cong

NATIONAL FREE COMIC BOOK DAY: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday at Scratch n’ Spin, 513 12th St., West Columbia. Sponsored by Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse and Image Comics, the event will also include a 25 percent off sale on back issues, used music, movies and video games. Bagged and boarded back issues, 10 percent off. (803) 794-8888; http://www.freecomicbookday.com

THE BLACK COWBOY “MAN OR MYTH” AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. Saturday at Greenfield Farm, 4585 Spencer Road, Rembert. Horsemanship competitions including walking horse, trail pleasure, saddlebred walk/trot, barrel racing, pole bending and ranch sorting. Musical entertainment will feature gospel groups, jazz, blues, African drum and dance. Food and artifact vendors, petting zoo, hayrides, games and DJ CDM at 8:30 p.m. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. Lawn chairs welcome, no tailgating in the general public area. $15; age 12 and younger, $5; age 4 and younger, free. Group rates available. The event will close out with a gospel inspiration and brunch at 10:30 a.m. May 5; $5 donation. (803) 499-9658; http://www.blackcowboyfestival.net

BARK IN THE PARK: 2 p.m. Saturdays, May 4-18 at Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Road, Hopkins. Join a park ranger for a 2.4 mile, dog-friendly hike to learn how people and animals have interacted with the forest over time. The best behaved dog will take home an official “Bark Ranger” bandana. Free; limited to 10 participants; reservations required. (803) 776-4396; http://www.nps.gov/cong

“A WORLD OF WEALTH”: 2:30 p.m and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at On Stage Performance Center (The Barn), 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia. Tickets are $18; seniors and students, $16; children, $14. (877) 238-5596; http://www.onstagesc.com

RHYTHM ON THE RIVER: Donald Merckle & the Blacksmiths with Jackaroe, 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater, 120 Alexander Circle. Free admission, food and beverages available for purchase; no coolers, please. Sponsored by PCT Services. http://www.rhythmontheriversc.com

DIVAS, DIVOS & DRINKS: 7 p.m. Saturday in the Palmetto Ballroom at the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, 930 Richland St. Columbia Choral Society gala will feature silent auction and performance by opera quartet Artisti Affamati. $30; couples, $50. Proceeds will help support the CCS, the Guthrie Darr Young Artist Scholarship Program and efforts to encourage young vocalists in the community. (803) 212-5170; http://www.columbiachoralsociety.org

MOONLIGHT CREATURES: 8 p.m. Saturday at Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Road, Hopkins. Take a walk on the wild side during this special evening program. Free, reservations required. (803) 776-4396; http://www.nps.gov/cong

CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION: 10:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. May 5 at the State Museum, 301 Gervais St. Family fiesta will feature folk songs and tunes by the USC Suzuki Strings children’s performing group, games, crafts, food. Free with museum admission or membership. http://www.southcarolinastatemuseum.org

SUNDAY

WESTON LAKE WILDERNESS HIKE: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Road, Hopkins. Take a 4.5 mile trek into Congaree’s Wilderness with a park ranger. Free. (803) 776-4396; http://www.nps.gov/cong

“A WORLD OF WEALTH”: 2 p.m. Sunday at On Stage Performance Center (The Barn), 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia. Tickets are $18; seniors and students, $16; children, $14. (877) 238-5596; http://www.onstagesc.com

LEXINGTON COUNTY MUSEUM SPRING OPEN HOUSE: 2-5 p.m. Sunday at 231 Fox St., Lexington. Tour the John Fox House, the Laurence Corley Log House, the Oak Grove Schoolhouse, new additions and restorations. Scavenger hunt, quill pen writing session and 19th century games for the children. Free, refreshments will be served. (803) 359-8369; http://www.lex-co.com/museum

DOUG AND BUNNY WILLIAMS: 3 p.m. Sunday at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. Guests include Richard Smith, Peter Barton and Katie Leitner, Cory Hunt, Jim Graddick, Bob Strickland, Rick Calhoun and Tony Graham. Tickets are $15; group rate, $10; dinner option, $40 extra. (803) 276-6264; http://www.newberryoperahouse.com

CIVIL RIGHTS REMEMBRANCE DAY: 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Robert E. Howard Middle School, 1255 Belleville Road, Orangeburg. Free and open to the public. Email rosabogar@yahoo.com for more information.

PATRONS/FRIENDS OF THE ARTS AT EBENEZER: “Simple Gifts: An Evening of American Music,” 6 p.m. Sunday in the Ebenezer Lutheran Church parish hall, corner of Sumter and Calhoun streets. Performances by Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet (Aaron Copeland’s “Appalachian Spring”), soprano Serena Hill LaRoche (Samuel Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915”) and the Ebenezer Festival Choir, directed by Thomas J. White. A reception will follow. (843) 303-1005; email twhite@ebenezerlutheran.org

UPCOMING EVENTS

HOME SCHOOL DRAWING AND PAINTING: 10 a.m.-noon Mondays, May 6-June 10, at the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Art Center, 1928 Calhoun St. For age 10 and older. $80; registration deadline is Wednesday. (803) 545-3093; or email bloliver@columbiasc.net

ADVANCED POTTERY THROWING: 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays, May 7-June 11, at the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Art Center, 1928 Calhoun St. For ages 11-17. $80; registration deadline is Wednesday. (803) 545-3093; or email bloliver@columbiasc.net

HOME SCHOOL ART: 9-10 a.m. Wednesdays, May 8-June 12, at the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Art Center, 1928 Calhoun St. For ages 5-9. $50; registration deadline is Wednesday. (803) 545-3093; or email bloliver@columbiasc.net

HOME SCHOOL POTTERY: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 8-June 12, at the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Art Center, 1928 Calhoun St. For age 10 and older. $80; registration deadline is Wednesday. (803) 545-3093; or email bloliver@columbiasc.net

AT-LARGE OPEN HOUSE: Meet with City Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine, 3-6 p.m. May 8 at City Hall, 1737 Main St. Call (803) 545-3061 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

FIVE AFTER FIVE CONCERT: Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band and Weaving the Fate, 6:30-10 p.m. May 9 at the fountain in Five Points. Free and family activities such as bubbles and decorating Saluda Avenue with sidewalk chalk for children. http://www.fivepointscolumbia.com

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