Community Calendar for the Midlands, July 21

July 21, 2013 

  • BEST BETS THURSDAY

    WINE AND UNWIND: 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Topic for the quarterly educational lecture series will be “Senior Safety and Self Defense.” Ken Wallace, martial arts expert and wellness coach with the Quality of Life Wellness Group, will give a presentation on various ways to protect yourself and avoid being vulnerable to physical attack. Wine and snacks will be served, open to the public; $5 per person suggested donation. (803) 779-1971; http://www.louriecentersc.com

    FRIDAY

    COPS FOR KIDS: 6-8 p.m. Friday at Vella’s Restaurant, 912 Chapin Road, Chapin. Members of the Chapin Police Department will be your servers with all donations going to Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter. (803) 345-6443

SUNDAY

BK DAVIS: Steinway International Artist in concert, 3 p.m. Sunday at Rice Music House, 470-16 Town Center Place, Village at Sandhill. Free, but seating is limited; call (803) 254-7777 to reserve a spot.

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

MONDAY

SAFE SITTER BABYSITTING COURSE: Two-day course for ages 11-14 at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., ground-floor classroom. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. $125; participants will receive a Safe Sitter manual, completion card and T-shirt. (803) 296-2273; http://www.palmettohealth.org

WHOLESOME MEALS IN MINUTES: 2-4 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. Monday at Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus, 7300 College St., Irmo. If you have favorite recipes that may not be nutrionally balanced, bring a family favorite or two to class and learn to create nutrient-dense “super food” meals that are quick, easy and delicious; $25. (803) 732-0432; http://www.midlandstech.edu/cce

YOUNG ARTISTS CONCERT: 7 p.m. Monday at Union United Methodist Church, 7582 Woodrow St., Irmo. Will Capell, Sophie Castell, Jessie Kinosian and Kayla Tilghman perform concertos by Bruch, Bach and Grieg. Free and open to the public. (803) 781-3013; www.unionunitedmethodist.org

TUESDAY

WHOLESOME MEALS IN MINUTES: 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus, 7300 College St., Irmo. If you have favorite recipes that may not be nutrionally balanced, bring a family favorite or two to class and learn to create nutrient-dense “super food” meals that are quick, easy and delicious; $25. (803) 732-0432; http://www.midlandstech.edu/cce

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

CALLIGRAPHY: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 27 at Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus, 7300 College St., Irmo. Basics of italic calligraphy for beginners. Bring a Sheaffer calligraphy pen set with small, medium and large nibs, a soft pencil, soft eraser and a pad of good, heavy 8½ x 11 paper to the first class; $99. (803) 732-0432; http://www.midlandstech.edu/cce

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

RAIN BARREL WORKSHOP: 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday 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

IPAD BASICS: 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday at Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus, 7300 College St., Irmo. Learn to use your iPad to get the most from your mobile device, class will cover tricks and traps as well as favorite applications. This is a hands-on class so bring your own iPad; $89. (803) 732-0432; http://www.midlandstech.edu/cce

PRIME TIME IN THE PARKS: 7-11 p.m. Wednesday at Lorick Park, 1600 Lorick Ave. and Woodland 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

WINE AND UNWIND: 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Topic for the quarterly educational lecture series will be “Senior Safety and Self Defense.” Ken Wallace, martial arts expert and wellness coach with the Quality of Life Wellness Group, will give a presentation on various ways to protect yourself and avoid being vulnerable to physical attack. Wine and snacks will be served, open to the public; $5 per person suggested donation. (803) 779-1971; http://www.louriecentersc.com

“CONFESSIONS OF A GOOD MAN”: Thursday through Sunday at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Irmo. Gospel star Blanche McAllister-Dykes will star in the Walking on Water Productions stage play inspired by Kevin A. Rasberry’s book “The Evolution of a Good Man.” Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. Opening night performance will be a VIP red carpet event with a 7 p.m. reception, tickets are $30. Remainder of the show’s run will be $20-$30 (group rates will be available); tickets at www.wow-confessions.eventbrite.com. (803) 348-1841.

FRIDAY

COPS FOR KIDS: 6-8 p.m. Friday at Vella’s Restaurant, 912 Chapin Road, Chapin. Members of the Chapin Police Department will be your servers with all donations going to Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter. (803) 345-6443

PRIME TIME IN THE PARKS: 7-11 p.m. Friday at Lorick Park, 1600 Lorick Ave. and Woodland 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

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

SATURDAY

COMMUNITY FITNESS FESTIVAL: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday 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

MUSEUM ROAD SHOW: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the State Museum, 301 Gervais St. Inspired by PBS’ “Antiques Road Show,” the event will offer informal verbal appraisals of antiques, collectibles and other items. Experts will be available in the fields of fine art, silver, pottery, furniture, books, jewelry, textiles and dolls, military artifacts and Native American art and artifacts. Limit four items per person; Tickets are $20 for the first item, $30 for two items, $35 for three items and $40 for four items; $15, $25, $30 and $35 for members. Tickets available in advance at (803) 898-4999 or 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. the day of the event. http://www.southcarolinastatemuseum.org

“THE JUNGLE BOOK — THE MUSICAL”: 2 p.m. Saturday at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St. Town Theatre’s Youth Summer Program production is directed and choreographed by Jamie Carr Harrington; $10. (803) 799-2510; http://www.towntheatre.com

BOWLING FOR RHINOS: 7-10 p.m. Saturday 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 (as well as everything from acacia trees to zebras). Tickets are $12 in advance 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

MOONLIGHT CREATURES: 8 p.m. Saturday 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

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

GUARDIANS OF THE NIGHT K-9 5K RUN/WALK: 10:30 p.m. Saturday 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

UPCOMING EVENTS

DEFENSIVE DRIVING: 6-10 p.m. July 30 and 31 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

MEET ME @ THE PLAZA ON MAIN: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 1 at Main and Hampton streets. Outdoor dining and jazz (weather permitting) at the Columbia Museum of Art’s Boyd Plaza. Presented by City Center Partnership.

SC MISSION 2013 MIDLANDS: 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 2 and 6 a.m.-noon Aug. 3 at the State Fairgrounds; enter through Gate 6 on Assembly Street. Free medical and eye care will be provided for the uninsured and underserved in the Midlands age 17 and older. Patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis (parking lot will open at 5 a.m.) and folks should be prepared to wait outside for part of the time they are there. Bring water and snacks. No dental services will be offered in Columbia this year. Public transportation through CMRTA will be available, information on schedules, routes and times at (803) 255-7085. Additional information on the event at (803) 296-2900

INTRODUCTION TO WORD FOR SENIORS: 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 2 and 9 at Midlands Technical College Northeast Campus, 151 Powell Road. Class for those age 60 and older who want to learn the basics of Microsoft Word, including creating and editing documents, formatting, printing and more; $89. (803) 732-0432; http://www.midlandstech.edu/cce

“HOW TO EAT LIKE A CHILD (AND OTHER LESSONS IN NOT BEING A GROWN-UP)”: Chapin Theatre Company Junior Company production will be staged Aug. 2-4 at the Old Chapin Firehouse, 102 Lexington Ave., Chapin. Musical production based on the book by Delia Ephron. Show times are 7 p.m. Aug. 2; 3 and 7 p.m., Aug. 3 and 3 p.m. Aug. 4. Tickets are $8; age 17 and younger, $5. (803) 240-8544; http://www.chapintheatre.org

BREW AT THE ZOO: 7-9:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, 500 Wildlife Parkway. From domestics and imports to speciality micros, guests age 21 and older can choose their brew and meander through the zoo or hang out in the plaza and listen to live music by Whiskey Tango Revue. Event will be held rain or shine. Advance tickets are $40; members $30; $50 at the gate. VIP packages with additional beer selection, food options, indoor and outdoor lounge areas, private entrance and restrooms, $70; members, $60. Designated driver tickets, $15. Proceeds support ongoing conservation and education efforts at Riverbanks. (803) 779-8717; www.riverbanks.org

HEART ’N SOUL BAND: 7-11 p.m. Aug. 2 at Seawells, 1125 Rosewood Drive. Night of ’50s and ’60s music with cash bar and buffet. Tickets are $8; couples, $15. The band is a charitable organization that donates 100 percent of its net proceeds to local charities selected by members. (803) 469-4551; www.heartnsoulband.org

“PINE”: 8 p.m. Aug. 2-10 at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. New York City playwright Eugenie Carabatsos’ Trustus Playwrights Festival-winning script comes to life on stage for the first time. Directed by Dewey Scott-Wiley and starring Becky Hunter, Hunter Bolton, Cory Alpert and Rachel Kuhnle, “Pine” will be performed on the Trustus Thigpen Main Stage. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $22; seniors and military, $20; students, $15; half-price student rush tickets available 15 minutes before curtain. (803) 254-9732; www.trustus.org

Ne DEFENSIVE DRIVING: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 3 at Midlands Technical College Northeast Campus, 151 Powell Road. 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

IRMO FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 3 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

BANK OF AMERICA’S “MUSEUMS ON US” WEEKEND: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 3 and noon-5 p.m. Aug. 4 at EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais St. Bank of America cardholders enjoy free admission the first full weekend monthly; regular admission applies to additional guests. (803) 779-3100; www.edventure.org

THE HISTORIC COLUMBIA FOUNDATION CEMETERY TOURS: Aug. 8 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

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT KICKOFF: 4-10 p.m. Aug. 3 at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel St. Hosted by the City of Columbia and the Columbia Council of Neighborhoods, the event will feature a variety of public safety vehicles, live entertainment, inflatables, home security displays, Karaoke Idol and a 7-10 p.m. performance by the Satin Finish Band. Free and open to the public.

PRIME TIME IN THE PARK: 7-11 p.m. Aug. 7, 9 at Greenview Park, 6700 David St. and MLK Park, 2300 Greene St. Recreational activities such as basketball, roller skating and board games, in a safe and entertaining environment for ages 13-18. (803) 545-3100

ZOOVIE NIGHTS AT RIVERBANKS: Fridays, Aug. 9-30 at Riverbanks Zoo, 500 Wildlife Parkway. Gates open at 7:30 p.m.; movies start at dusk. Bring lawn chairs; concessions will be available, no outside food or drink allowed. $5; members, $3. The Aug. 9 movie will be “Despicable Me.” (803) 779-8717; www.riverbanks.org

M.O.M. SALE: 7 a.m.-noon Aug. 10 at Brookland Baptist Church, 1066 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia. Sponsored by the Greater Columbia Area Mothers of Twins Club, the event will offer clothes and shoes, high chairs, bouncers, strollers, swings, books, toys and children’s furniture. www.gcamotc.com

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