Community Calendar for the Midlands, July 13

July 13, 2013 

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    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

    THURSDAY

    ”THE SLEEPING BEAUTY”: Village Square Theatre and the Lexington County Arts Association presents the Junior Arts Summer Workshop production Tuesday-July 21 at 105 Caughman Road. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $6. (803) 359-1436; http://www.villagesquaretheatre.com

SATURDAY

CAR WASH FUNDRAISER: 8 a.m. Saturday at Walgreens, 4520 Hardscrabble Road. Sponsored by the Twinkle Toes Dance Academy. (803) 386-1444

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

BARBECUE JUDGING CLASS: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in the recreation hall at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1715 Bull St. Seminar is designed to start a person on the path to becoming a full-fledged Certified Barbecue Judge. $45; includes lunch and S.C. Barbecue Association membership. (803) 782-9595 or email lhigh1@sc.rr.com

DUNK-A-COP FUNDRAISER & PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK EVENT: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Walmart, 2401 Augusta Road, West Columbia. Sponsored by the West Columbia Police Department and Walmart, proceeds from the event benefit the Special Olympics. All unwanted and out of date prescription drugs will be accepted. (803) 936-6280

“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

“TARZAN — THE STAGE MUSICAL”: 3 p.m. Saturday at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St. Tickets are $25; age 65 and older, active duty military and full-time college students, $20; age 17 and younger, $15. (803) 799-2510; towntheatre.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; 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; 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

“TARZAN — THE STAGE MUSICAL”: 3 p.m. Sunday at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St. Tickets are $25; age 65 and older, active duty military and full-time college students, $20; age 17 and younger, $15. (803) 799-2510; http://www.towntheatre.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; 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; riverbanks.org

JAZZ AT THE TOWNSHIP: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Township Auditorium, 1703 Taylor St. featuring a performance by the Robert Gardiner Quartet. (803) 576-2350; http://www.thetownship.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

“THE SLEEPING BEAUTY”: Village Square Theatre and the Lexington County Arts Association presents the Junior Arts Summer Workshop production Tuesday-July 21 at 105 Caughman Road. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $6. (803) 359-1436; http://www.villagesquaretheatre.com

WEDNESDAY

CAROLINA WILDLIFE CARE PURPLE MARTIN CRUISE: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday 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. Wednesday through July 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; workshoptheatre.com

THURSDAY

PERSONAL SAFETY CLASS: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lexington County Law Enforcement Complex, 521 Gibson Road, Lexington. LCSD 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 will be received and the ensemble’s CDs will be available for purchase. (803) 765-1519

“TARZAN — THE STAGE MUSICAL”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St. Tickets are $25; age 65 and older, active duty military and full-time college students, $20; age 17 and younger, $15. (803) 799-2510; towntheatre.com

“AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’”: 8 p.m. Thursday through July 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; trustus.org

“DOCTOR DOLITTLE”: 8 p.m. Thursday 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; workshoptheatre.com

FRIDAY

“TARZAN — THE STAGE MUSICAL”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and July 20, 24-27; 3 p.m. July 21 and 28 at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St. Tickets are $25; age 65 and older, active duty military and full-time college students, $20; age 17 and younger, $15. (803) 799-2510; towntheatre.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. $27; military and seniors, $25; students, $20. The box office is open 1-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. (803) 254-9732; trustus.org

“DOCTOR DOLITTLE”: 8 p.m. Friday 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; workshoptheatre.com

DOCUMENT SHREDDING & E-WASTE RECYCLING: 9 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. Friday at 431 Western Lane, Irmo. Sponsored by Shred360 and the Consumers of SC. Free recycling of computers, printers, laptops, speakers, radios, keyboard and flat panel monitors. No household appliances, batteries or tires. Limit 5 boxes or bags of material. (803) 463-7090

HUMPHREY BOGART FILM FESTIVAL: 8:15 p.m. Friday and July 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; newberryoperahouse.com

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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

FREE HEALTH FORUMS: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 20 at Francis Burns UMC, 5616 Farrow Road. Forums on domestic violence, home buying, gun safety and health screenings. (803) 799-9811

“AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’”: 3 p.m. July 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; trustus.org

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.

RAINBARREL WORKSHOP: 9 a.m.-noon July 24 at the Lexington County Fire Training Facility, 436 Ball Park Road, Lexington. The Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium will teach you ways to reduce stormwater runoff through rainwater harvesting. $25. To register, call (803) 785-8201

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; 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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