Community Calendar for the Midlands, June 8

June 8, 2013 

  • BEST BETS FRIDAY

    COMPUTER BASICS FOR SENIORS: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday and June 21 at Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus, 7300 College St., Irmo. Perfect for beginners, especially those 60 and older, who want to become computer literate; course topics include hardware, software, Internet and email; $99. (803) 732-0432; http://www.midlandstech.edu/cce

    TASTE OF NEWBERRY: 5-7:30 p.m. Friday in Memorial Square, Nance and Main streets, Newberry. Appetizers, entrees and desserts from Steven W’s Bistro, The Palms, the Grill on Main, the Flying Pie, Ronnie’s Bar and Grill, Goodies by Design, Half Full Coffee and Wine Bar, FuSion Japanese & Thai and Main Street Bakery. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available. Bring your lawn chairs and relax to the sounds of Doug and Bunny Williams. Free; dollar tickets will be sold for samplings. (803) 276-6264; http://www.newberryoperahouse.com

SATURDAY

UNIVERSOUL CIRCUS, THE MASH IT UP TOUR: Noon, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday under the big top in the Benedict College football stadium parking lot (Read Street and Two Notch Road). Global mix of circus artistry, music, dance and style, contortionists, ice skaters, and a pole act. Tickets are $27.85-$35.35 (12 months and younger, free). (800) 745-3000; http://www.ticketmaster.com

ADVENTURE CAROLINA: Rhythm on the River paddle, 5 p.m. Saturday; paddle around the Gervais Street bridge and catch the concert at the Riverwalk Amphitheater. (803) 796-4505; http://www.adventurecarolina.com

RHYTHM ON THE RIVER: Mandy Addy & the Diving Horses, 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater, 120 Alexander Circle. The Scottie Frier Band will open. Free admission, food and beverages available for purchase; no coolers, please. http://www.rhythmontheriversc.com

POLKA DOT DANCE: 7:30-10 p.m. Saturday at The Barn, 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia. Wear something with polka dots and get a ticket for a door prize. The Columbia Ballroom Co. will give a group foxtrot lesson 7:45-8:45 p.m. $10; members, $7; students younger than 21 with ID, $5; June birthday members, $1. Refreshments and birthday cake. (803) 466-9503 http://usadance.us

SUNDAY

SECOND SUNDAY STROLL: Guided walking tour, 2 p.m. Sunday through the Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood; meet at Hollywood Park, 300 S. Gregg St.. One of Columbia’s oldest suburbs, the neighborhood is bordered by Heyward and Harden streets, Rosewood Drive and the USC athletic fields. $6; age 17 and younger, $3; Historic Columbia Foundation members, free. Tickets available by calling (803) 252-1770, ext. 24, or email reservations@historiccolumbia.org

UNIVERSOUL CIRCUS, THE MASH IT UP TOUR: 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday under the big top in the Benedict College football stadium parking lot (Read Street and Two Notch Road). Global mix of circus artistry, music, dance and style, contortionists, ice skaters, and a pole act. Tickets are $27.85-$35.35 (12 months and younger, free). (800) 745-3000; http://www.ticketmaster.com

TUESDAY

TOUCAN TUESDAYS AT RIVERBANKS ZOO AND GARDEN: Bring two cans of food for Harvest Hope Food Bank and get two tickets for the price of one. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, the zoo is located at 500 Wildlife Parkway. Regular ticket prices are $11.75; age 62 and older and military with ID, $10.75; ages 3-12, $9.25; age 2 and younger, free. (803) 779-8717; http://www.riverbanks.org

CLEMSON SANDHILL REC FARMERS MARKET: 2-7 pm. Tuesdays until Thanksgiving at 900 Clemson Road (across from the Village at Sandhill). A variety of fresh fruits, produce, baked goods, seafood, meats, crafts,plants and various natural products are available from local farmers and entrepreneurs. This year the market is also a collection point for Harvest Hope Food Bank. http://www.clemson.edu/sandhill/programs/market

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

CHILDREN’S NATURE SERIES: 10 a.m. Wednesdays through July 3 at Sesquicentennial State Park, 9564 Two Notch Road. Each week children ages 5-12 will explore a different topic as they uncover the fascinating secrets of birds, insects, mammals and more through hands-on activities. Children who attend all four sessions will be awarded a certificate. $5 per participant per program; registration deadline is two days prior to each program. Meet at the park office and dress appropriately for outdoors. Children must be accompanied by an adult. (803) 788-2706 or email sesqui@scprt.com

THURSDAY

LUNCH AND LEARN: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Seniors are often more at risk in their homes than out in the world. Simple additions to a home can help limit falls and injuries and promote independence as long as possible. Emily Cummings, director of markeeting and sales for Agape Medical Mart will present “Equipment to Keep You Safe in Your Home.” Free and open to the public; refreshments provided to those who RSVP. (803) 779-1971, ext. 12, or email stephanie@louriecentersc.com

“HOMEGOINGS”: An advance screening of the PBS documentary will be 5 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium of the S.C. Department of Archives and History, 8301 Parklane Road. The film features South Carolina native and Harlem funeral home director Isaiah Owens. Hosted by the S.C. African American Heritage Commission, the film is directed and produced by Christine Turner. The evening will include a panel discussion about African American homegoing traditions; panel members will be Chris Leevy Johnson of Leevy’s Funeral Home, Columbia; James Flemming of Flemming Funeral Homes, Chesterfield; S.C. Rep. Anne Parks of Parks Funeral Home, Greenwood; Herbert Fielding of Fielding Home for Funerals, Charleston; and Samuetta Marshall (Orangeburg County coroner) of Shuler-Marshall Funeral Home, Holly Hill. Beryl Dakers will moderate. Seating is limited, call (843) 917-3350 by Tuesday to reserve a spot.

CEMETERY TOURS: The Historic Columbia Foundation tours are offered the second Thursday monthly through September at Elmwood Cemetery, 501 Elmwood Ave. Guests may choose the 7:30 p.m. Secrets from the Grave Iconography Tour or the Moonlight Cemetery Tour at 8 or 8:30 p.m. The Secrets of the Grave tours start before dark to allow study of the iconography symbols found on many of the markers and headstones. The Moonlight tours are led by a costumed guide and include narrative about the lives, burials, cemetery plots and tombstones of families and prominent citizens from Columbia’s 19th and 20th centuries. Tickets are $10; age 17 and younger, $5; HCF members, $5; HCF member youth, $3. http://www.hcfcemeterytour.eventbrite.com

“VISITING MR. GREEN”: Thursday through June 16 and 20-23 at the Sumter Little Theatre, 14 Mood Ave., Sumter. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $15; students, seniors and military, $12. Box office is open 3-6 p.m. weekdays. (803) 775-2150; http://www.sumterlittletheatre.org

FRIDAY

AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday at the Lexington Leisure Center, 108 Park Road, Lexington. Anyone age 26 and older who successfully completes the program can receive an automobile discount from their insurance company. Cost is $14; $12 for AARP members. Participants should bring a sack lunch. (803) 957-7979

COMPUTER BASICS FOR SENIORS: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday and June 21 at Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus, 7300 College St., Irmo. Perfect for beginners, especially those 60 and older, who want to become computer literate; course topics include hardware, software, Internet and email; $99. (803) 732-0432; http://www.midlandstech.edu/cce

TASTE OF NEWBERRY: 5-7:30 p.m. Friday in Memorial Square, Nance and Main streets, Newberry. Appetizers, entrees and desserts from Steven W’s Bistro, The Palms, the Grill on Main, the Flying Pie, Ronnie’s Bar and Grill, Goodies by Design, Half Full Coffee and Wine Bar, FuSion Japanese & Thai and Main Street Bakery. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available. Bring your lawn chairs and relax to the sounds of Doug and Bunny Williams. Free; dollar tickets will be sold for samplings. (803) 276-6264; http://www.newberryoperahouse.com

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE: 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Live music by the Dancetimers, BYOB and snacks, coffee and soda will be available. $5 per person. (803) 779-1971

“VISITING MR. GREEN”: 8 p.m. Friday at the Sumter Little Theatre, 14 Mood Ave., Sumter. $15; students, seniors and military, $12. Box office is open 3-6 p.m. weekdays. (803) 775-2150; http://www.sumterlittletheatre.org

“MAMA WON’T FLY”: Friday through June 16 and 20-23 at the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Irmo. Show times for the Chapin Theatre Company production will be 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $16; students age 12 and older, seniors 60 and older and active duty military, $12; age 12 and younger, $10. http://www.chapintheatre.org

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

ANNUAL NABA BUTTERFLY COUNT: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 15 at Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Road, Hopkins. Meet at the Harry Hampton Visitors Center for a day of field observations counting butterflies along the park’s trail system and within various habitats of Congaree. Open to all ages and experience levels; wear long pants and closed-toe shoes, sun protection, bug spray, water, snacks, sack lunch and binoculars are recommended (a limited supply will be available for use during the program). Free, but advance reservations are required by calling (803) 776-4396.

REMINGTON COLLEGE COLUMBIA CAMPUS OPEN HOUSE: 10 a.m.-3 pm. June 15 at 607 Bush River Road. Event will showcase the variety of educational programs that the campus has to offer. The nonprofit college has diploma programs in cosmetology, medical assisting, medical billing and coding and pharmacy technician. (800) 448-6405

ROLLIN’ ON THE RIVER: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 15 at Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road. Paddle a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard, or grab a tube and take a relaxing float on the Saluda River. Food, live music, paddle sports gear vendors, games, water sports workshops and demonstrations begin at 11 a.m. Advance admission is $5; $10 the day of the event (includes hot dog lunch). (803) 213-2056

COLUMBIA CLASSIC CHEVY CLUB CRUISE-IN: 5-9 p.m. June 15 at Woodberry Plaza, 3254 Augusta Road, West Columbia.

ADVENTURE CAROLINA: Rhythm on the River paddle, 5 p.m. June 15; paddle around the Gervais Street bridge and catch the concert at the Riverwalk Amphitheater. (803) 796-4505; http://www.adventurecarolina.com

RHYTHM ON THE RIVER: 6-9 p.m. June 15 at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater, 120 Alexander Circle. Season finale will feature a Bill’s Pickin’ Parlor jam session with Willie Wells and the Blue Ridge Mountain Grass. Free admission, food and beverages available for purchase; no coolers, please. http://www.rhythmontheriversc.com

CONTRA DANCE: 7-10:30 p.m. June 15 at the Arsenal Hill Park Building, 1800 Lincoln St. Music by Cabin Fever; Gretchen Caldwell will be the caller. New dancers workshop, 7-7:30 p.m.; $8; students with ID, $5. No partner necessary, bring clean, soft-sold non-marking shoes. (803) 760-5881; http://www.contracola.org

“MAMA WON’T FLY”: 8 p.m. June 15 at the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Irmo. Tickets are $16; students age 12 and older, seniors 60 and older and active duty military, $12; age 12 and younger, $10. http://www.chapintheatre.org

“LIVE! FROM THE ULTRA LOUNGE”: 8 p.m. June 15 at the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St. The group, Five By Design, will join the S.C. Philharmonic with swing hits from the late 1940s and 1950s. Tickets are $31, $23 and $15. Sponsored by the Celebrate Freedom Foundation. (803) 251-2222; http://www.capitoltickets.com

“VISITING MR. GREEN”: 8 p.m. June 15 at the Sumter Little Theatre, 14 Mood Ave., Sumter.. $15; students, seniors and military, $12. Box office is open 3-6 p.m. weekdays. (803) 775-2150; http://www.sumterlittletheatre.org

FATHER’S DAY BRUNCH: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. June 16 at 300 Senate. Jazz, food and drinks; $100 per couple. By reservation only, (803) 553-3246

“VISITING MR. GREEN”: 3 p.m. June 16 at the Sumter Little Theatre, 14 Mood Ave., Sumter. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $15; students, seniors and military, $12. Box office is open 3-6 p.m. weekdays. (803) 775-2150; http://www.sumterlittletheatre.org

“MAMA WON’T FLY”: 3 p.m. June 16 at the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Irmo. Tickets are $16; students age 12 and older, seniors 60 and older and active duty military, $12; age 12 and younger, $10. http://www.chapintheatre.org

COMMUNITY SHRED DAY: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. June 18 at the Red Bank service center, 1835 S. Lake Drive, Lexington (near the intersection of South Lake Drive and Platt Springs Road). Sponsored by Shred360 and Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union, acceptable materials include office quality paper products, binders, notebooks, staples and paper clips. Items do not have to be separated. Limit five boxes or bags. (803) 463-7090; http://www.shred360.com

PROBATE COURT WORKSHOP: 9 a.m.-noon June 21, at the Richland County Judicial Center, 1701 Main St., second floor, Courtroom 2-F. Richland County Probate Court is offering workshops to employees and the general public on estates, marriage licenses, guardianships, conservatorships and other processes of the court. Free; for information and to register, email byersd@rcgov.us

JA TWILIGHT 5K: 7:30 p.m. June 21, run/walk through Columbia’s historic Shandon neighborhood, beginning and ending on Wheat Street, near Hand Middle School. $25; proceeds will benefit Junior Achievement of Central South Carolina. Register at http://www.strictlyrunning.com. Post-race party at Henry’s Grill and Bar, 2865 Devine St.; complimentary food, non-alcoholic drinks and cash bar.

MOVIE IN THE PARK AND CAMP-OUT: 7 p.m. June 21 at the Gibson Road Soccer Complex, Hendrix and Chariot streets (under the water tower), Lexington. “Oz the Great and Powerful” will be screened at 9 p.m. Bring a picnic. Free, sponsored by the Lexington County Recreation & Aging Commission and the town of Lexington. Registration is required to camp out. (803) 359-9961, ext. 227; http://www.lcrac.com

CRITTER CLASS SCULPTURE WORKSHOP: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 22 at the city of Columbia Art Center, 1928 Calhoun St. Sculpt animals from selections provided, students should have prior experience in pottery basics. $60; includes all materials; Art Center or Midlands Clay members, $50. Registration deadline is June 17. A minimum of five and a maximum of 10 students required. (803) 545-3093 or email bloliver@columbia.sc.net

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE: 7:30-10:30 p.m. June 28 at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Celebrate Independence Day early with live music by the Dancetimers, BYOB and snacks, coffee and soda will be available. $5 per person. (803) 779-1971

HEWITT 5K WALK/RUN: 8 a.m. June 29 at Crooked Creek Park, 1098 Old Lexington Highway, Chapin. The event is in memory of Parker and Haley Hewitt who died in an automobile accident June 29, 2009. Proceeds will be donated to the Hewitt Pavilion Fund at Chapin Baptist Church. Register at http://www.strictlyrunning.com

COLUMBIA BAROQUE SOLOISTS SUMMER INSTITUTE: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, July 1-29 at the USC School of Music, 813 Assembly St. “The Glory of Italy and the Splendor of France” master classes for recorder and harpsichord players, high school through adult. Participants, $80; students, $60; auditor, $40; individual session auditors, $10. Registration deadline is June 24. http://www.columbiabaroque.com/summerinstitute

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