Community Calendar for the Midlands, June 17

June 17, 2013 

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JUNE 24

FREE DOCUMENT SHREDDING: 2-5 p.m. June 24 at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Items to be allowed to be destroyed include office quality paper products, staples, paper clips, binders and notebooks; no hazardous materials, metals or plastics. Materials do not have to be separated. Limit five boxes or bags. Sponsored by Shred360 and AARP. (803)463-7090; http://www.shred360.com

JUNE 25, 26

SAFE SITTER BABYSITTING COURSES: One-day courses for ages 11-14 at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., ground-floor classroom; 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. June 25 and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. June 26. $75, participants will receive a Safe Sitter manual, completion card and T-shirt. (803) 296-2273; http://www.palmettohealth.org

TUESDAY

COMMUNITY SHRED DAY: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. Tuesday 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

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

“AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’”: 8 p.m. Thursday at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. Toe-tapping performances of Fats Waller tunes, directed by Terrance Henderson, the show runs through July 20 (except the week of July 4). Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays. $27; military and seniors, $25; students, $20. The box office is open 1-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. (803) 254-9732; http://www.trustus.org

“VISITING MR. GREEN”: 8 p.m. Thursday 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”: 8 p.m. Thursday 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

FRIDAY

PROBATE COURT WORKSHOP: 9 a.m.-noon Friday 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. Friday, 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. Friday 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

“ALWAYS … PATSY CLINE”: The Newberry Community Players production will be staged Friday and Saturday at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St. Performances at 8 p.m. Friday; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday. $25; groups of 15 or more, $20. A dinner package including an evening meal at Steven W’s Downtown Bistro plus the show is available for $65. (803) 276-6264; http://www.newberryoperahouse.com

“AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’”: 8 p.m. Friday at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. Toe-tapping performances of Fats Waller tunes, directed by Terrance Henderson, the show runs through July 20 (except the week of July 4). Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays. $27; military and seniors, $25; students, $20. The box office is open 1-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. (803) 254-9732; http://www.trustus.org

“VISITING MR. GREEN”: 8 p.m. Friday 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”: 8 p.m. Friday 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

SATURDAY

“ALWAYS … PATSY CLINE”: 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St. $25; groups of 15 or more, $20. A dinner package including an evening meal at Steven W’s Downtown Bistro plus the show is available for $65. (803) 276-6264; http://www.newberryoperahouse.com

CRITTER CLASS SCULPTURE WORKSHOP: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday 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 Monday. A minimum of five and a maximum of 10 students required. (803) 545-3093 or email bloliver@columbia.sc.net

GILLS CREEK WATERSHED DROP-INS: The Gills Creek Watershed Association will host two informational drop-ins seeking public input for plans for greenways, blueways and water quality improvements from Lake Katharine to Shop Road. The sessions will meet 2-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Whole Foods Starlite Cafe at Cross Hill Market (Cross Hill Road and Fort Jackson Boulevard). (803) 727-8326; http://www.gillscreekwatershed.org

“AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’”: 8 p.m. Saturday at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. Toe-tapping performances of Fats Waller tunes, directed by Terrance Henderson, the show runs through July 20 (except the week of July 4). $27; military and seniors, $25; students, $20. The box office is open 1-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. (803) 254-9732; http://www.trustus.org

“VISITING MR. GREEN”: 8 p.m. Saturday 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”: 8 p.m. Saturday 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

SUNDAY

GILLS CREEK WATERSHED DROP-IN: 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Whole Foods Starlite Cafe, Cross Hill Market (Cross Hill Road and Fort Jackson Boulevard). The Gills Creek Watershed Association is seeking public input for plans for greenways, blueways and water quality improvements from Lake Katharine to Shop Road. (803) 727-8326; http://www.gillscreekwatershed.org

“AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’”: 3 p.m. Sunday at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. Toe-tapping performances of Fats Waller tunes, directed by Terrance Henderson, the show runs through July 20 (except the week of July 4). $27; military and seniors, $25; students, $20. The box office is open 1-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. (803) 254-9732; http://www.trustus.org

“VISITING MR. GREEN”: 3 p.m. Sunday 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”: 3 p.m. Sunday 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

UPCOMING EVENTS

FREE DOCUMENT SHREDDING: 2-5 p.m. June 24 at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Items to be allowed to be destroyed include office quality paper products, staples, paper clips, binders and notebooks; no hazardous materials, metals or plastics. Materials do not have to be separated. Limit five boxes or bags. Sponsored by Shred360 and AARP. (803)463-7090; http://www.shred360.com

SAFE SITTER BABYSITTING COURSES: One-day courses for ages 11-14 at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., ground-floor classroom; 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. June 25 and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. June 26. $75, participants will receive a Safe Sitter manual, completion card and T-shirt. (803) 296-2273; http://www.palmettohealth.org

YOGA: 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays, June 27-Aug. 22. Classes meet at Arsenal Hill Community Center, 1800 Lincoln St. Participants will practice yoga postures, breathing exercises, meditation, deep relaxation along with lectures and discussions; $99. Bring a yoga mat. (803) 732-0432; http://www.midlandstech.edu/cce

“AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’”: 8 p.m. June 27-29 and 3 p.m. June 30 at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. Toe-tapping performances of Fats Waller tunes, directed by Terrance Henderson, the show runs through July 20 (except the week of July 4). $27; military and seniors, $25; students, $20. The box office is open 1-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. (803) 254-9732; http://www.trustus.org

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

LAKE MURRAY FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION: Noon June 29. Boat parade participants are encouraged to decorate their boats according to this year’s theme, “Red, White & Bling,” meet at Bomb Island and cruise toward the dam for judging. Grand prize is $500. At dusk, fireworks will launch from Dreher and Spence islands; the fireworks will be synchronized to a patriotic music show. (Tune in to Cumulus stations to hear the show.) SCE&G’s parks at the Lake Murray Dam will be open all day on a first-come to capacity basis. Free. (803) 781-5940; http://www.lakemurraycountry.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

REGION IV CONVENTION OF THE AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS: Opening convocation, 6:30 p.m. July 3 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 1529 Assembly St.; free. Australian organist Nicole Marane joins Capella Pueri, the Gallery Choir, brass and percussion in the East Coast premiere of James MacMillan’s “Tu es Petrus,” commissioned for the 2010 Papal Mass at London’s Westminster Cathedral; works of Dupre, Vierne, Warren Martin and hymns of praise. (803) 779-0036; http://www.visitstpeters.org

ORGAN RECITAL: 1 p.m. July 6 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 1529 Assembly St. Janette Fishell, chair of the organ department at Indiana University performs the world premiere of her “Triptych for Organ,” Louis Vierne’s “Symphonie III” and works of Petr Eben, Jehan Alain and Rheinhold Gliere; $10. (803) 779-0036; http://www.visitstpeters.org

J.S. BACH’S “MASS IN B MINOR”: 8 p.m. July 6 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 1529 Assembly St. Mark Husey conducts the Gallery Choir and the Assembly Street Consort in a performance featuring soloists Jacquelyn Stucker, Susanna Gibbons, Mary Alice Thomy Bogue, Kelsey Kish, Jenn Pilat, Joshua Day, Brian Ming Chu and James Stuart Brown. $20; seniors, students, American Guild of Organists members and groups of four or more, $10. (803) 779-0036; http://www.visitstpeters.org

FIREWORKS AND ALL THAT JAZZ: July 6 at the Amphitheatre at Doko Meadows, Blythewood. Concert featuring the Blythewood Jazz Orchestra, 8-10 p.m.; fireworks at 10 p.m.; free. Sponsored by the Town of Blythewood.

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