Community Calendar for the Midlands, July 10

July 10, 2013 

  • BEST BETS FRIDAY

    “DOCTOR DOLITTLE”: Friday through July 27 at Workshop Theatre, 1136 Bull St. Family musical based on the Doctor Dolittle stories by Hugh Lofting. Show times are 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 3 p.m. Sundays and Saturday, July 20. Tickets are $22; seniors, active military, $20; age 13 through college, $16; age 12 and younger, $12. (803) 799-6551; http://www.workshoptheatre.com

    SUNDAY

    CIVIL RIGHTS SUNDAY MOVIE: “Nothing But a Man,” 3 p.m. Sunday at Nickelodeon Theatre, 1607 Main St. Film follows the everyday life experiences of life during Jim Crow. Sponsored by Nickelodeon and Columbia SC 63. http://www.columbiasc63.com

WEDNESDAY

PRIME TIME IN THE PARKS: 7-11 p.m. Wednesday at Pinehurst Park, 2300 Pinehurst Road and Hyatt Park, 941 Jackson Ave. 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 HISTORIC COLUMBIA FOUNDATION’S annual Cemetery 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 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

LUNCH AND LEARN: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). The S.C. Ovarian Cancer Foundation will present “Ovarian Cancer: Know the Facts.” Oncology nurse Julie Dawson and survivor Cherie Nettles will discuss the signs, symptoms and risk factors for ovarian cancer. Free, bring a lunch; dessert and beverage will be provided. (803) 779-1971; http://www.thelouriecentersc.com

“AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’”: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and July 18-20 and 3 p.m. Sunday 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

FRIDAY

FITNESS, FOOD AND LOSING WEIGHT: 9 a.m.-noon Friday and July 19 at Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus, 7300 College St., Irmo. Learn unique principles and secrets to losing weight permanently, naturally and without gimmicks. Seminar will cover the stages of permanent weight loss — mind, muscle and mouth plus a few “The Biggest Loser” secrets; $79. (803) 732-0432; http://www.midlandstech.edu/cce

FIRST AID: 6-10 p.m. Friday at Midlands Technical College Airport Campus, 1260 Lexington Drive, West Columbia. General principles of first aid covering medical, injury and environmental emergencies according to the American Heart Association and the National Safety Council guidelines; $55. (803) 732-0432; http://www.midlandstech.edu/cce

PRIME TIME IN THE PARKS: 7-11 p.m. Friday at Pinehurst Park, 2300 Pinehurst Road and Hyatt Park, 941 Jackson Ave. Recreational activities such as basketball, roller skating and board games in a safe and entertaining environment for ages 13-18. (803) 545-3100

“AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’”: 8 p.m. Fridayat 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

“DOCTOR DOLITTLE”: Friday through July 27 at Workshop Theatre, 1136 Bull St. Family musical based on the Doctor Dolittle stories by Hugh Lofting. Show times are 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 3 p.m. Sundays and Saturday, July 20. Tickets are $22; seniors, active military, $20; age 13 through college, $16; age 12 and younger, $12. (803) 799-6551; http://www.workshoptheatre.com

OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT: 8:30 p.m. Friday 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. Friday 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

SATURDAY

RIDE TO RID HUNGER: The 7th annual Ride to Rid Hunger begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at Carolina Honda Powerhouse, 901 Buckner Road then proceeding to Harvest Hope Food Bank, 2220 Shop Road, for a donation drop and luncheon. The community is invited to bring donations and enjoy the luncheon. http://home.comcast.net/~clubofbrothers/HarvestHopeRide.htm

PAINT-A-CRATE ART CONTEST: Lakeside Produce hosts the art contest during the Town of Lexington’s Farmers Market from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday and July 20 at 206 North Church St., Lexington. Open to ages 3-12. (803) 457-5494

“DIG INTO MUSIC”: 2-3 p.m. Saturday 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

S&S ART SUPPLY: 2-6 p.m. Saturday at 1633 Main St. Silent auction and fundraiser for Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter. More than 100 pieces of locally handmade artwork and other items, starting bids, $25. Open bar and live music with Preach Jacobs and Tom Hall & the Plowboys. (803) 661-9700; http://www.sandsartsupply.com

COLUMBIA CLASSIC CHEVY CLUB CRUISE-IN: 5-9 p.m. the second Saturday through December at Woodberry Plaza, 3254 Augusta Road, West Columbia.

“AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’”: 8 p.m. Saturdayat 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

“DOCTOR DOLITTLE”: 8 p.m. Saturday at Workshop Theatre, 1136 Bull St. Family musical based on the Doctor Dolittle stories by Hugh Lofting. Show times are 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 3 p.m. Sundays and Saturday, July 20. Tickets are $22; seniors, active military, $20; age 13 through college, $16; age 12 and younger, $12. (803) 799-6551; http://www.workshoptheatre.com

SUNDAY

PAINT THE PARK: Finlay Park, 930 Laurel St., from 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Art Smart Academy hosts the free community event featuring local artist Katherine Spence. (803) 667-9912

SECOND SUNDAY STROLL: Arsenal Hill, 2 p.m. Sunday. One of Columbia’s first residential neighborhoods, it is bounded by Assembly, Taylor, Huger streets and Elmwood Avenue. Meet at the Palmetto Armory and Ironworks building, 1800 Lincoln St. $6; youth, $3, Historic Columbia Foundation members, free. Reservations requested; call (803) 252-1770, ext. 24 or email reservations@historiccolumbia.org

CIVIL RIGHTS SUNDAY MOVIE: “Nothing But a Man,” 3 p.m. Sunday at Nickelodeon Theatre, 1607 Main St. Film follows the everyday life experiences of life during Jim Crow. Sponsored by Nickelodeon and Columbia SC 63. http://www.columbiasc63.com

“DOCTOR DOLITTLE”: 3 p.m. Sunday at Workshop Theatre, 1136 Bull St. Family musical based on the Doctor Dolittle stories by Hugh Lofting. Show times are 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 3 p.m. Sundays and Saturday, July 20. Tickets are $22; seniors, active military, $20; age 13 through college, $16; age 12 and younger, $12. (803) 799-6551; http://www.workshoptheatre.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, 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

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

“DOCTOR DOLITTLE”: 8 p.m. July 17-19 and 3 p.m. July 20, 21 at Workshop Theatre, 1136 Bull St. Family musical based on the Doctor Dolittle stories by Hugh Lofting. Tickets are $22; seniors, active military, $20; age 13 through college, $16; age 12 and younger, $12. (803) 799-6551; http://www.workshoptheatre.com

PERSONAL SAFETY CLASS: 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 18 at the Lexington County Law Enforcement Complex, 521 Gibson Road, Lexington. Crime prevention officer Sgt. Diane Paavel will show women how they can enhance their personal safety at home and at work and how they can protect themselves when approached by strangers. Class is open to 40 participants ages 11 and older. Registration required, call (803) 785-2504 or email dpaavel@lcsd.sc.gov

ANGELUS: 7 p.m. July 18 at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 900 Calhoun St. Angelus is comprised of six young women who perform music ranging from medieval chant and polyphony to the American Sacred Harp tradition as well as contemporary American and English works. Free and open to the public; a free will offering wil be received and the ensemble’s CDs will be available for purchase. (803) 765-1519

“AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’”: 8 p.m. July 18-20 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

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

DEFENSIVE DRIVING: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. July 20 at Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus, 7300 College St., Irmo. Eight-hour course consists of lectures, films and classroom demonstrations; $79. Successful completion will remove four points on your S.C. driver’s license (except for DUI) and may reduce insurance costs. (803) 732-0432; http://www.midlandstech.edu/cce

RIDE FOR LIFE POKER RUN: 8:30 a.m. July 20 at Camden Middle School, 902 McRae Road, Camden. $20 per bike; passengers, $10 (includes meal and T-shirt). First bike out, 9:30 a.m.; last out, 10:30 a.m.; last bike in by 1:30 p.m. Car and bike show, silent auction and battle of the bands begin at 10 a.m. Proceeds will benefit Kershaw County Relay for Life. (803) 272-9149; http://www.facebook.com/rideforlifepokerrun

PALMETTO TASTY TOMATO FESTIVAL: Celebration of locally grown food will be 4-9 p.m. July 20 at City Roots Urban Farm, 1005 Airport Blvd., Columbia. Free heirloom tomato tasting, local food and drink vendors, tomato bobbing, Tasty Tomato Contest winners and live music featuring the Hackensaw Boys, the Packway Handle Band, Playing on the Planet, Stillhouse and Jackaroe. Tickets are $10; age 12 and younger, free. Proceeds will support Sustainable Midlands community programs and promote local businesses. (803) 381-8747; http://www.tastytomatofestival.org

MOONLIGHT CREATURES: 8 p.m. July 20 and 27 at Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Road, Hopkins. Take a walk on the wild side during this special evening program. Bring water and bug spray. Reservations required, (803) 776-4396

HCF PALLADIUM SOCIETY’S RENOVATION RODEO: 6-7:30 p.m. July 23; sites to be announced. Private tour series features tours of old homes in the Columbia area that have been refurbished and renovated while staying true to the roots and history of the house. Light hors’ d’oeuvres, beer and wine will be served. $5; Palladium Society members, free. Call (803) 252-7742, ext. 11 to make a reservation.

HUMPHREY BOGART FILM FESTIVAL: 8:15 p.m. July 26-27 at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. July 26 feature will be “The Big Sleep,” “Treasure of the Sierra Madre will be screened July 27. Tickets are $5. (803) 276-6264; http://www.newberryoperahouse.com

COMMUNITY FITNESS FESTIVAL: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 27 at St. Andrews Park, 920 Beatty Road. Event will include 21 fitness classes, aquatic aerobics, tennis, kids obstacle course, health vendors and more. All-day pass with salad bar, $15; individual class pass, $5, kids obstacle course, $2; general admission, $3; health and fitness vendor fee, $20. Proceeds will benefit the Richland County Recreation Foundation. Sign up at Friarsgate Park, St. Andrews Park, Denny Terrace Gymnasium and Crane Creek Gymnasium. (803) 772-6598

BOWLING FOR RHINOS: 7-10 p.m. July 27 at Anchor Lanes, 1000 Columbia Ave., Irmo. The Riverbanks chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers is hosting an event to support rhinoceros conservation. Advance tickets are $12 and $15 at the door; includes shoe rental and two games. Participants will also have an opportunity to score in the evening’s silent auction and raffle. http://www.rbzkeepers.blogspot.com

GUARDIANS OF THE NIGHT K-9 5K RUN/WALK: 10:30 p.m. July 27 at the Village at Sandhill; race will begin at the Plex, 714 Fashion Drive and end at the fountain in Town Center Commons. Members of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department K-9 officers and their four-footed partners will participate and the K-9 unit will be on hand for interaction during the award ceremony. Entry fee is $50; register at http://www.strictlyrunning.com. Race day registration 8-10 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the RCSD K-9 Unit. $2 of each registration will be donated to the K-9 Fargo Fund, which helps departments that experience death or injury to a police service K-9 who may not be able to replace or afford the medical bills. All racers will receive a K-9 Fargo Fund bracelet (bracelets will also be available for $2 at the registration table). (803) 309-9413

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