Community Calendar for the Midlands, Aug. 15

August 15, 2013 

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SATURDAY

COLUMBIA PHILATELIC SOCIETY STAMP AND POST CARD SHOW: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday 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. Saturday 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

THURSDAY

FREE DOCUMENT SHREDDING: 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the UPS Store, 7001 St. Andrews Road. Sponsored by the UPS Store and Shred360, accepted items include office quality paper, binders and notebooks; staples, paperclips do not have to be removed. There will be a limit of five boxes or bags of material. (803) 463-7090; www.shred360.com

MIDLANDS CARE CENTER: Ribbon cutting ceremony and peanut butter ice cream social, 1 p.m. Thursday 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. Thursday 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”: Thursday through Sunday 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. (803) 775-2150; www.sumterlittletheatre.org

FRIDAY

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 “The Lorax.” (803) 779-8717; www.riverbanks.org

“CABARET”: 8 p.m. Friday 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. (803) 775-2150; www.sumterlittletheatre.org

SATURDAY

DEFENSIVE DRIVING: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday 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 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

COLUMBIA PHILATELIC SOCIETY STAMP AND POST CARD SHOW: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday 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

BATTLE OF THE BANDS: Doctors and lawyers go head-to-head 4-10 p.m. Saturday at Jake’s Bar and Grill, 2112 Devine St. Bands representing the lawyers are The Project and The Plowboys, the two bands with doctors are Band Camp and Groovy Tuesday. $10; proceeds will benefit the Animal Mission, a nonprofit organization committed to supporting spay/neuter programs, promoting adoptions of shelter-bound pets, improving the condition and outcome of pets in shelters and promoting responsible pet stewardship. (803) 622-2626 or email wbrennan@brennansc.com

SPRINGDALE AT SUNSET 5K: 6:45 p.m. Saturday 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. Saturday 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

“CABARET”: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Sumter Little Theatre, 11 Mood Ave., Sumter. Adult tickets are $20; students, seniors and military, $17. (803) 775-2150; www.sumterlittletheatre.org

SUNDAY

COLUMBIA PHILATELIC SOCIETY STAMP AND POST CARD SHOW: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday 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

“THE COLOR OF JUSTICE”: 3 p.m. Sunday at Nickeodeon Theatre, 1607 Main St. Film uses the March 3, 1970, incident in Lamar, in which a group of white parents rioted against desegregation. A panel discussion will follow. Part of the Civil Rights Sunday series, it’s free and open to the public; reserve your seat at www.nickelodeon.org

“CABARET”: 3 p.m. Sunday at the Sumter Little Theatre, 11 Mood Ave., Sumter. Adult tickets are $20; students, seniors and military, $17. (803) 775-2150; www.sumterlittletheatre.org

COLUMBIA ARTS ACADEMY: Music school celebrates its 10th anniversary 3 p.m. Sunday at Jillian’s in the Vista. Free concert will feature local band members who teach at the academy along with talented current students and alumni, including: Hot Lava Monster, Magnetic Flowers, Kristian Nieme, Jeremy Sakovich, Evan Simmons, Wes Pellerin, Daniel Seamans, Jonathan Palance, Chick Flix, Academy Rock Band Class tribute to the Beatles, Miles to Go and the Capital City Playboys. Proceeds from a silent auction will benefit Pets Inc. (803) 787-0931; www.columbiaartsacademy.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; 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

FREE DOCUMENT SHREDDING: 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at 300 W. Main St., Lexington. Sponsored by Radius Church and Shred360, accepted items include office quality paper, binders and notebooks; staples, paper clips do not have to be removed. There will be a limit of five boxes or bags of material. (803) 463-7090; www.shred360.com

UPCOMING EVENTS

“CABARET”: Aug. 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. (803) 775-2150; www.sumterlittletheatre.org

EXCEL, INTRODUCTION FOR SENIORS: 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 23, 30 at Midlands Technical College Northeast Campus, 151 Powell Road. Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel, including building worksheets, fomatting, formulas, editing and printing; $89. (803) 732-0432; www.midlandstech.edu/cce

AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at Lexington Leisure Center, 108 Park Road, Lexington. Successful completion of the program enables any participant age 26 and older to receive a discount on their automobile insurance. $14; AARP members, $12. Bring a sack lunch. Call (803) 957-7979 to register.

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. Guests 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)for 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: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23 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 “The Lorax.” (803) 779-8717; www.riverbanks.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

BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASH: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 24 at St. Andrews Park, 920 Beatty Road. Free event for students of all ages will include pizza, games, school supplies giveaway. (803) 772-6598

SUMMER CELEBRATION OF WATER FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 24 at Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel St. Free event will include tubing, canoeing, water slides, local exhibitors and other family-friendly activities while emphasizing the importance of clean water in our everyday lives. (803) 576-2491; www.summercelebrationofwater.com

SOULFEST: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 24 at St. Martin de Porres Catholic School, 2229 Hampton St. The multicultural event will feature southern style cuisine — chicken, fish and chopped barbecue, health fair, kids fingerprinting by the Columbia Police Department, children’s storytellers, bounce house, dunking booth, production of Darion McCloud’s “The Story Squad Children, live entertaimment and a classic car show. Health fair will offer free prostate cancer and diabetes screenings (call (803) 296-2273 to preregister), sickle cell trait screening, vision screening, BMI and weight assessment, blood pressure checks, dental hygiene, CPR demonstration and more.

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

AN AFTERNOON WITH A STEINWAY: Piano Society of South Carolina concert, 3 p.m. Aug. 25 at Rice Music House, 470-16 Town Center Place, Village at Sandhill. Members will perform some of their favorite composers including Rachmaninov, Bach, Saint-Saens and others. Free, call (803) 254-2777 for reservations

B-C NO. 1 BACK TO SCHOOL PARTY: 6-8 p.m. Aug. 27 at Green Hill Baptist Church, 1734 Augusta Road, West Columbia. Sponsored by First Baptist and Green Hill Baptist churches, the event will feature food, fun, door prizes, games and bags of school supplies for students at B-C No. 1 Elementary School.

KEEP THE MIDLANDS BEAUTIFUL GARAGE SALE: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 30 at 1307 Augusta Road, West Columbia. If you have items you would like to donate, call (803) 733-1139 or go to www.keepthemidlandsbeautiful.org

RUN OR WALK A CROOKED 5K: 8 a.m. Aug. 31 at Crooked Creek Park, 1098 Old Lexington Highway, Chapin. 5K race, walk and kids fun run; registration begins at 7 a.m. 5K, $20 (includes T-shirt); walk, $10; kids fun run is free. Fees for the 5K race and walk will increase by $10 after Aug. 15. Proceeds will benefit the Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission Meals on Wheels program. (803) 772-3336 or email kbowers@icrc.net

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

BACK-TO-SCHOOL CELEBRATION: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 31 at Life Center Ministries of Columbia, 7330 Monticello Road. Free food, games, workshop and school supplies giveaway. (803) 381-0505; www.lcmcolumbia.org

FAMILY FUN IN THE FIELD: 8 p.m. Aug. 31 at 441 Rimer Pond Road. Big screen broadcast of the Clemson-Georgia game. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Presented by Blythewood Presbyterian Church.

MEET ME @ THE PLAZA ON MAIN: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 5 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.

THE HISTORIC COLUMBIA FOUNDATION: Final regular season Cemetery Tours will be Sept. 12 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

INTRODUCTION TO THROWING FOR YOUTH: 4-5:30 pm. Tuesdays, Sept. 10-Oct. 15 at the Art Center, 1928 Calhoun St. Goal will be to have students ages 11-17 familiar with throwing and to be able to throw at the conclusion of the six-week class. $80 fee covers all materials and supplies; minimum four and maximum of six students per class. Registration and information, bloliver@columbiasc.net

HOME SCHOOL ART: 9-10 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 11-Oct. 16, at the Art Center, 1928 Calhoun St. Students ages 5-9 will develop cognitive and motor schools through the art techniques in working with painting, drawing and clay. Theme-oriented projects will tie both painting and clay projects together. A minimum of four projects will be completed. $50 fee covers all materials and supplies. Registration and information, bloliver@columbiasc.net

HOME SCHOOL POTTERY: 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, Sept. 11-Oct. 16 at the Art Center, 1928 Calhoun St. Students age 10 and older will focus on hand building consisting of pinch pots, coils and slab construction. A minumum of four projects will be completed. $80 fee covers all materials and supplies. Registration and information, bloliver@columbiasc. net

AFTER-SCHOOL ART CLASS: 4-5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 12-Oct. 17, at the Art Center, 1928 Calhoun St. Students ages 5-11 will explore visual arts in two- and three-dimensional mediums. A combination of painting and drawing and working with clay will be utilized; $80 fee covers all materials and supplies. A minimum of five and a maximum of 10 students per class. Registration and information, boliver@columbiasc.net

PAINT THE PARK: 1-5 p.m. Sept. 15 at Veterans Memorial Park, 700 Hampton St. 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

PROBATE COURT WORKSHOP: 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 20, Richland County Judicial Center, 1701 Main St., second floor, Courtroom 2-F. Richland County Probate Court is offering workshops to employees and the general public on estates, marriage licenses, guardianships, conservatorships and other processes of the court. Free; for information and to register, email byersd@rcgov.us

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