Community Calendar for the Midlands, June 24

June 24, 2013 

  • BEST BETS JUNE 26

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

    JUNE 27

    THE FOOD PARK: A North Columbia community farmers market will have its grand opening at 11 a.m. Thursday at North Main and Newman streets. Free popcorn for the kids, face painting, samples of healthy smoothies, healthy cooking demonstration, fresh produce, plants and more. The Food Park will be open at 2 p.m. Thursdays; EBT accepted. (803) 422-8823

MONDAY

FREE DOCUMENT SHREDDING: 2-5 p.m. Monday 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

TUESDAY

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. Tuesday and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday. $75, participants will receive a Safe Sitter manual, completion card and T-shirt. (803) 296-2273; http://www.palmettohealth.org

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

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

CHILDREN’S NATURE SERIES: 10 a.m. Wednesday and July 3 at Sesquicentennial State Park, 9564 Two Notch Road. Children ages 5-12 will uncover the fascinating secrets of birds, insects, mammals and more through hands-on activities. $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

PRIME TIME IN THE PARK: 7-11 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays through Aug. 9 at various city parks. Recreational activities such as basketball, roller skating and board games, providing a safe and entertaining environment for ages 13-18. The program has been expanded to two nights and two parks. Wednesday6/26 and June 28, activities will be held at Lorick Park, 1600 Lorick Ave. and Woodlands Park, 6500 Olde Knight Parkway. (803) 545-3100

THURSDAY

THE FOOD PARK: A North Columbia community farmers market will have its grand opening at 11 a.m. Thursday at North Main and Newman streets. Free popcorn for the kids, face painting, samples of healthy smoothies, healthy cooking demonstration, fresh produce, plants and more. The Food Park will be open at 2 p.m. Thursdays; EBT accepted. (803) 422-8823

YOGA: 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays through 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. Thursday through June 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

UPCOMING EVENTS

PRIME TIME IN THE PARK: 7-11 p.m. June 28 at Lorick Park, 1600 Lorick Ave. and Woodlands Park, 6500 Olde Knight Parkway. Recreational activities such as basketball, roller skating and board games, providing a safe and entertaining environment for ages 13-18. (803) 545-3100

FAMOUSLY HOT BLOOD DRIVE: 7-2 p.m. June 28 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St. Sponsored by the American Red Cross S.C. Blood Services Region Board of Directors and the Columbia Regional Visitors Center. (803) 733-2767; www.redcrossblood.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

CELEBRATION OF LIBERTY: 4 and 7:30 p.m. June 30 at First Baptist Church, 1306 Hampton St. Free tickets available 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays or call (803) 217-3250; http://www.fbccola.com/liberty

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 Monday. http://www.columbiabaroque.com/summerinstitute

CHILDREN’S NATURE SERIES: 10 a.m. July 3 at Sesquicentennial State Park, 9564 Two Notch Road. Ages 5-12 will uncover the fascinating secrets of birds, insects, mammals and more through hands-on activities. $5; registration deadline is July 1. 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

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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