Community Calendar for the Midlands, Aug. 6

August 6, 2013 

  • BEST BETS SATURDAY

    SOUTHEASTERN TOY SOLDIER SHOW: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday 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

    SUNDAY

    PAINT THE PARK: 1-5 p.m. Sunday 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

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

GREEN DRINKS COLUMBIA: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cock & Bull, 326 S. Edisto Ave. An opportunity for eco-friendly individuals to network, socialize and discuss environmental issues in an informal setting, sponsored by Keep the Midlands Beautiful and the Sierra Club John Bachman Group. (803) 733-1139

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

THURSDAY

LUNCH AND LEARN: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday 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: Thursday 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. Thursday 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

FRIDAY

BUTTERFLY WALK: 9 a.m. Friday at Sesquicentennial Park, 9564 Two Notch Road. Participants in the 90-minute program will explore the park in search of resident butterflies while 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 Thursday. (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

“DISNEY’S ALADDIN JR.”: 7 p.m. Friday 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 PARKS: 7-11 p.m. Friday 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 DANCE: 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday 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

“PINE”: 8 p.m. Friday 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

ZOOVIE NIGHTS AT RIVERBANKS: Fridays through Aug. 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. Friday’s movie will be “Despicable Me.” (803) 779-8717; www.riverbanks.org

SATURDAY

M.O.M. SALE: 7 a.m.-noon Saturday 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. Saturday 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. Saturday 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

“DISNEY’S ALADDIN JR.”: 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday 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

“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. 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

PASSPORT TO ART, THE DESIGN OF COLORFUL SHAPES: Noon-3 p.m. Sunday at the Columbia Museum of Art, Main and Hampton streets. Make a collage inspired by the exhibition “Picasso: Master Prints” during this free monthly drop-in studio program for families. (803) 799-2810; www.columbiamuseum.org

PAINT THE PARK: 1-5 p.m. Sunday 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 GALLERY TOUR: 1 p.m. Sunday at the Columbia Museum of Art, Main and Hampton streets. This 45-minute guided and interactive tour explores the world of art in a way that can be enjoyed by all family members. Discover the CMA in a new way and learn how to talk about art with your children; free. (803) 799-2810; www.columbiamuseum.org

CERAMICS INDUSTRY BUS TOUR: 2 p.m. Sunday at the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding St. Guided tour of the Historic Columbia Foundation’s “From Landrum to Leeds” exhibit, participants will travel by bus to Forest Acres to see the former location of the Landrum-Stork pottery; other locations include Main Street, were locals purchased a variety of domestically produced and imported wares for their homes and businesses during the 1800s. $10; HCF members, $5. Call (803) 252-1770, ext. 24 or email reservations@historiccolumbia.org

“DISNEY’S ALADDIN JR.”: 3 p.m. Sunday 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

UPCOMING EVENTS

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. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Adult tickets are $20; students, seniors and military, $17 and go on sale Monday. (803) 775-2150; www.sumterlittletheatre.org

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

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

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 necklace 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

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE: 7:30-10:30 p.m. Aug. 23 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

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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