Community Calendar for the Midlands, June 26

June 26, 2013 

  • BEST BETS WEDNESDAY

    LIGHT UP THE LAKE SAFETY KITS: The Lake Murray Boat Club will offer free kits for the boating public through Saturday; kits include glow sticks for night time navigation, whistles, first aid kits and a DNR boating handbook. Sea Tow of Lake Murray will join up with the LMBC to make loaner life jackets for children available. Kits and jackets may be picked up between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at the Lake Murray Boat Club, Marina Center Building, 1602 Marina Road, Suite B, Irmo. (803) 407-2828; http://www.lakemurrayboatclub.com

    LUNCH AND LEARN: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle, (Maxcy Gregg Park). “Cooking Healthy with Herbs” workshop and herb swap. Katherine Shavo, registered dietitian and director of Columbia’s Cooking! will discuss how to include fresh herbs in everyday meals. Bring your small plants or cuttings to share in the herb swap. Free. (803) 779-1971, ext. 12; http://www.louriecentersc.com

WEDNESDAY

LIGHT UP THE LAKE SAFETY KITS: The Lake Murray Boat Club will offer free kits for the boating public through Saturday; kits include glow sticks for night time navigation, whistles, first aid kits and a DNR boating handbook. Sea Tow of Lake Murray will join up with the LMBC to make loaner life jackets for children available. Kits and jackets may be picked up between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at the Lake Murray Boat Club, Marina Center Building, 1602 Marina Road, Suite B, Irmo. (803) 407-2828; http://www.lakemurrayboatclub.com

LUNCH AND LEARN: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle, (Maxcy Gregg Park). “Cooking Healthy with Herbs” workshop and herb swap. Katherine Shavo, registered dietitian and director of Columbia’s Cooking! will discuss how to include fresh herbs in everyday meals. Bring your small plants or cuttings to share in the herb swap. Free. (803) 779-1971, ext. 12; http://www.louriecentersc.com

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

THURSDAY

THE FOOD PARK: 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

NATIONAL HIV/AIDS TESTING DAY: 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Hopkins Park, 150 Hopkins Park Road. HIV testing and other health screenings sponsored by the Richland County Recreation Commision and the SC HIV/AIDS Council. Free event will also feature a cookout. (803) 783-9374

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 Saturday and 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

FRIDAY

FAMOUSLY HOT BLOOD DRIVE: 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday 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; http://www.redcrossblood.org

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

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE: 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday 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

“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). $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

SATURDAY

HEWITT 5K WALK/RUN: 8 a.m. Saturday 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 Saturday. 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

“MAKING IT GROW” LIVE TAPING: 3 p.m. Saturday at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. Free reserved tickets, limit six. Make a day of it at Memorial Park (in front of the Opera House) — the farmers market will feature live music by Doug and Bunny Williams and Codi Lester from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; food, snacks, door prizes. Gardening experts will be in the Opera House lobby from 2-3 p.m. to answer your questions. (803) 276-6264; http://www.newberryoperahouse.com

“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

SUNDAY

CIVIL RIGHTS SUNDAY MOVIE: “Before Rosa: The Unsung Contributions of Sarah Mae Flemming,” 3 p.m. Sunday at the main branch of the Richland Library, 1430 Assembly St. Seventeen months before Rosa Parks refused to surrender her seat on an Alabama bus, Sarah Mae Flemming, a 20-year-old from Eastover, boarded a crowded SCE&G bus. When asked to leave her seat and move to the rear, Flemming violated racial custom by attempting to exit from the front of the bus. The driver struck and ejected her from the bus on the corner of Main and Washington streets. Airing of the film, followed by a panel discussion, coincides with the official opening of the photography exhibit “Freedom & Justice: Cecil Williams Captures the Columbia Civil Rights Struggle,” in the lower gallery through September.

CELEBRATION OF LIBERTY: 4 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday 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

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

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 Monday. 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

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

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.

PRIME TIME IN THE PARKS: 7-11 p.m. July 10 and 12 at Pinehurst Park, 2300 Pinehurst Road and Hyatt Park, 941 Jackson Ave. 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. (803) 545-3100

THE HISTORIC COLUMBIA FOUNDATION’S annual Cemetery Tours will be 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 tour starts 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

“AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’”: 8 p.m. July 11-13, 18-20 and 3 p.m. July 14 at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. Toe-tapping performances of Fats Waller tunes, directed by Terrance Henderson. $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

OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT: 8:30 p.m. July 12 at Sesquicentennial State Park, 9564 Two Notch Road, in the main picnic area. “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax,” will be screened. Free with park admission of $2 for adults, ages 15 and younger, free; S.C. residents 65 and older, disabled and members of the S.C. National Guard, $1.25. Bring blankets and lawn chairs, flashlights recommended. (803) 788-2706 or email sesqui@scprt.com

“OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD:” 11:15 p.m. July 12 at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. Last Call Series season finale will feature Kevin Bush’s cabaret evening featuring Terrance Henderson, Vicky Saye Henderson, Jason Stokes and Eddie Bush. Doors open at 10:45 p.m. Tickets are $15, available at the door. (803) 254-9732; http://www.trustus.org

“DIG INTO MUSIC”: 2-3 p.m. July 13 in the Mungo Meeting Room of the Irmo Branch Library, 6251 St. Andrews Road. Family event will feature musicians playing and discussing their instruments — guitars, bongos, banjos, cajon and more. (803) 787-7880

COLUMBIA CLASSIC CHEVY CLUB CRUISE-IN: 5-9 p.m. July 13 at Woodberry Plaza, 3254 Augusta Road, West Columbia.

CAROLINA WILDLIFE CARE PURPLE MARTIN CRUISE: 6:30-9:30 p.m. July 17 aboard the Spirit of Lake Murray. Evening of food, drinks and purple martins departs from Shealy’s Landing, 317 Shadowood Drive, to Bomb Island, the largest purple martin sanctuary in North America. Tickets are $75; proceeds benefit Carolina Wildlife Care. (803) 772-3994; http://www.carolinawildlifecare.org

HUMPHREY BOGART FILM FESTIVAL: 8:15 p.m. July 19-20 at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. July 19 feature will be “Casablanca,” “The Maltese Falcon” will be screened July 20. Tickets are $5. (803) 276-6264; http://www.newberryoperahouse.com

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