Community Calendar for the Midlands, July 27

July 27, 2013 

  • BEST BETS FRIDAY

    INTRODUCTION TO WORD FOR SENIORS: 9 a.m.-noon Friday and Aug. 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

    HEART ’N SOUL BAND: 7-11 p.m. Friday 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

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

“TARZAN — THE STAGE MUSICAL”: 7:30 p.m. Saturdayat 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

BLYTHEWOOD DOKO RODEO: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Blythewood Community Center Park, I-77 at exit 27. Professional rodeo will feature eight events including barrel racing and bull riding. Gates open at 6 p.m. Adult tickets, $12 in advance, $15 at the gate; ages 6-12, $5; age 5 and younger, free. Inflatables, food and fun for all. Presented by the town of Blythewood and Wilson Car Sales. www.blythewoodrodeo.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

“CONFESSIONS OF A GOOD MAN”: 8 p.m. Saturday 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.” Tickets are $20-$30 (group rates will be available); tickets at www.wow-confessions.eventbrite.com. (803) 348-1841.

HUMPHREY BOGART FILM FESTIVAL: “Treasure of the Sierra Madre,” 8:15 p.m. Saturday at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. 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

SUNDAY

“TARZAN — THE STAGE MUSICAL”: 3 p.m. Sundayat 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

“CONFESSIONS OF A GOOD MAN”: 4 p.m. 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.” Tickets are $20-$30 (group rates will be available); tickets at www.wow-confessions.eventbrite.com. (803) 348-1841.

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

DEFENSIVE DRIVING: 6-10 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday 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

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

PRIME TIME IN THE PARK: 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

MEET ME @ THE PLAZA ON MAIN: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday 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.

FRIDAY

SC MISSION 2013 MIDLANDS: 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday 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 Friday and Aug. 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 Friday through Aug. 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. Friday; 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. Friday 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

“DISNEY’S ALADDIN JR.”: 7 p.m. Friday and Aug. 9; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 3 and 10; 3 p.m. Aug. 4 and 11 at Columbia Children’s Theatre, 3400 Forest Drive, second level, Richland Mall. YouTheatre Company production will feature three casts. Tickets are $8; (803) 691-4548

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

HEART ’N SOUL BAND: 7-11 p.m. Friday 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. Friday through Aug. 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

UPCOMING EVENTS

SC MISSION 2013 MIDLANDS: 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

7/28 bb 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

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.

“PINE”: 8 p.m. Aug. 3 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

$1 SUNDAY AT THE STATE MUSEUM: 1-5 p.m. Aug. 4 at 301 Gervais St. General admission is $1 to guests on the first Sunday of the month. (803) 898-4921; www.southcarolinastatemuseum.org

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

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

BUTTERFLY WALK: 9 a.m. Aug. 9 at Sesquicentennial Park, 9564 Two Notch Road. Participants in the 90-minute program will explore the park in search of resident butterflies whle learning more about these graceful insects. $5; age 15 and younger and seniors, $3; all Park Passport Plus holders, free. Meet at the park office, dress appropriately for the outdoors; binoculars and field guides optional. Preregistration is required, deadline is Aug. 8. (803) 788-2706

FIRST AID: 6-10 p.m. Aug. 9 at Midlands Technical College Airport Campus, 1260 Lexington Drive, West Columbia. Class will cover general principles of first aid — medical, injury and environmental emergencies according to American Heart Association and National Safety Council guidelines; $55. Register at (803) 732-0432; www.midlandstech.edu/cce

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCES: 7:30-10:30 p.m. Aug. 9, 23, Sept. 13 and 27 at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park) age 21 and older. Live music by the Dancetimers; BYOB and snacks (sodas and hot coffee will be provided). (803) 779-1971; www.louriecentersc.com

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

CPR: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 10 at Midlands Technical College Airport Campus, 1260 Lexington Drive, West Columbia, BLS Healthcare Provider CPR/AED for adults, children and infants using the most current guidelines for healthcare providers and emergency response personnel; $85. Certification is good for two years. Register at (803) 732-0432; www.midlandstech.edu/cce

FAMILY NIGHT AT EDVENTURE: 5-8 p.m. Aug. 13 at 211 Gervais St. $1 admission the second Tuesday monthly. (803) 779-3100

MIDLANDS CARE CENTER: Ribbon cutting ceremony and peanut butter ice cream social, 1 p.m. Aug. 15 in the Barnes Learning Center at Epworth Childen’s Home, 2900 Millwood Ave. RSVP to Sherri Mims, (803) 256-7394 or smims@epworthsc.org

KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL ZUMBARAMA: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at 309 E. Main St., Lexington. $15; ($10 entry fee, $5 for three prize drawing tickets). Back-to-school fellowship fundraiser will feature new high school football coaches. Proceeds will benefit children’s charities and help fund Key Club scholarships. (803) 359-7644

“CABARET”: Aug. 15-18 and 22-25 at the Sumter Little Theatre, 11 Mood Ave., Sumter. Adult tickets are $20; students, seniors and military, $17 and go on sale Aug. 12 (Aug. 5 for members). (803) 775-2150; www.sumterlittletheatre.org

IRMO FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 17 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

COLUMBIA PHILATELIC SOCIETY STAMP AND POST CARD SHOW: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 17 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 18 at Spring Valley High School, 120 Sparkleberry Lane. Show theme will be Civil War sesquicentennial events, 150th anniversaries of Vicksburg and Gettysburg. Event will feature theme cachet cover and special cancellation, Boy Scout merit badge program and an adult primer on stamp collecting. Free admission, food concessions will be available. (803) 237-1184 or email wilsonj0800@bellsouth.net

SPRINGDALE AT SUNSET 5K: 6:45 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Springdale Race Course, Knights Hill Road, Camden. 5K and 1 mile lap walk (dogs welcome in the walk). Awards to overall and age group awards as well as awards for participants who beat the pace horse. Tailgating is encouraged; bring chairs or view from the grandstand, live music and Kershaw Health will be onsite offering free body composition analysis. Proceeds will benefit the health initiatives of the United Way of Kershaw County. www.springdale5K.com

HAIR WALK: Charity fundraiser to raise awareness about cancer and $50,000 for the South Carolina Associates Cares Foundation and the Palmetto Health Foundation. Event includes the Pink Tie Charity Auction, 7-11 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Capital City Club, 1200 Main St., #2500. Tickets are $25. The HeadHunterz Competition continues with cosmetology students from Paul Mitchell The School, Virginia College, Regency Beauty Institute and Kenneth Shuler creating more than 200 wigs to be donated to the SCOA Cares Foundation and The Palmetto Health Foundation for breast cancer survivors. Wig judging will be held at Hair Walk, a fashion and hair show slated for 6-11 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. www.hairwalk.org

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