Community Calendar for the Midlands, Aug. 1

August 1, 2013 

  • BEST BETS THURSDAY

    BOOK SIGNING: 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at Books on Broad, 944 Broad St., Camden. L.L. Gaddy and John E. Cely will discuss and sign their latest book, “The Natural History of the Congaree Swamp.” (803) 731-7373

    AUG. 8

    LUNCH AND LEARN: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Linda Shanabrook, a registered nurse and director of Brook Health Care will present “Women Really ARE from Venus!”. Shanabrook will outline the symptoms women experience when having a heart attack, how they are different from men’s symptoms and what to discuss with their physicians. Free and open to the public, bring a bag lunch; beverage and dessert will be provided. (803) 779-1971, ext. 12; www.louriecentersc.com

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.

BOOK SIGNING: 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at Books on Broad, 944 Broad St., Camden. L.L. Gaddy and John E. Cely will discuss and sign their latest book, “The Natural History of the Congaree Swamp.” (803) 731-7373

FRIDAY

SC MISSION 2013 MIDLANDS: 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m.-noon Saturday 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 Sunday 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. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. 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. Saturday and Aug. 10; 3 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 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

SATURDAY

SC MISSION 2013 MIDLANDS: 6 a.m.-noon Saturday 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. Saturday 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 Saturday 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. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday 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. Saturday 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. Saturday 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

SUNDAY

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

“PINE”: 3 p.m. Sunday 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. Additional show times are 8 p.m. Aug. 8-10. 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

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

WEDNESDAY

PRIME TIME IN THE PARKS: 7-11 p.m. Wednesday 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

UPCOMING EVENTS

LUNCH AND LEARN: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Linda Shanabrook, a registered nurse and director of Brook Health Care will present “Women Really ARE from Venus!”. Shanabrook will outline the symptoms women experience when having a heart attack, how they are different from men’s symptoms and what to discuss with their physicians. Free and open to the public, bring a bag lunch; beverage and dessert will be provided. (803) 779-1971, ext. 12; www.louriecentersc.com

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

“PINE”: 8 p.m. Aug. 8-10 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. 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

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

PRIME TIME IN THE PARKS: 7-11 p.m. Aug. 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

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

SOUTHEASTERN TOY SOLDIER SHOW: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 10 at the State Museum, 301 Gervais St. See, buy or trade toy soldiers or other military miniatures from various periods of history. View living history demonstrations and the new diorama created by the S.C. Military Miniature Society. Free with museum general admission or membership. (803) 898-4921; www.scstatemuseum.org

PAINT THE PARK: 1-5 p.m. Aug. 11 at Irmo Park, Lexington Avenue, Irmo. Try landscape painting with local artist Katherine Spence. Sponsored by Art Smart Academy, it’s free but donations will be accepted for Oliver Gospel Mission. (803) 667-9912

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

DEFENSIVE DRIVING: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus, 7300 College St., Irmo. Licensed drivers may take this eight-hour National Safety Council course every three years. Successful completion will remove up to four points on a South Carolina driver’s license (except DUI) and may reduced insurance costs. Students arriving after start time will not be admitted; $79. (803) 732-0432; www.midlandstech.edu/cce

“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

TREASURES OF THE NILE, A FAMILY MINI-ADVENTURE: 6-10 p.m. Aug. 23 at the State Museum, 301 Gervais St. In celebration of the King Tut exhibit, the museum will feature family-friendly activities a treasure hunt, pyramid-building and Egyptian collar necklas crafts and a special Egyptian-themed movie. Guest will also have the opportunity to tour the Tutankamun: Return of the King at no additional charge. Tickets are $12; museum members, $10; advance ticket purchases are recommended. (803) 898-4999; www.scstatemuseum.org

BOJANGLES RUN WILD 5K: 8 a.m. Aug. 24 at Sesquicentennial State Park, 9564 Two Notch Road. Race day registration opens at 7 a.m.; race time is 8 a.m. Event includes the Wild Child Fun Run and High School XC Invitational. Register at www.strictlyrunning.com. Information at (803) 556-6295

IRMO CLASSIC CAR SHOW: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 24 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 6952 St. Andrews Road. Owners of classic cars from 1989 and older are invited to enter. Cars must be parked by 10:30 a.m., trophies will be awarded at 12:15 p.m. in the following categories — best in show, pick-up, Mustang, Mopar, Ford, paint job, street rod, Corvette, General Motors, foreign car and oldest car. No entry fee and free admission. Attendees not entering a car in the show should park across the street at CrossRoads Middle School. The church will also host an art show with exhbits by local artists. Rain date will be Aug. 31. (803) 732-2273; www.mikedubose.com

JUBILEE: FESTIVAL OF HERITAGE: 11 a.m. 5 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Historic Columbia Foundation’s Mann-Simons Site, 1403 Richland St. Activities include artists and craftsmen demonstrations, live music, traditional and African-influenced merchandise, crafts and children’s activities, tours of the Mann-Simons site, bus tours of African-American heritage sites, the Modjeska Simkins property and more. http://www.historiccolumbia.org

A MUSICAL TASTE OF GREENVIEW: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 31 at Greenvew Park, 6700 David St. Music festival will feature performances by the Blythewood Jazz Quintet, the Vibrations, Premium Blend, Precise Band and Show, Jessie Sumter (James Brown impersonator), Soul City Review Band and Dante Lewis. Sponsored by the Greenview Reunion Foundation, proceeds will benefit the Carolyn Wood-Ellison Scholarship Fund. (803) 865-8147

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