Community Calendar for the Midlands, Sept. 9

September 8, 2013 

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    MONDAY

    BEGINNERS SQUARE DANCE LESSONS: 7-8:45 p.m. Mondays at Yellow Rock Hall, 2211 Platt Springs Road, West Columbia. No prior dance experience required; no new students accepted after Sept. 30. (803) 979-9532; www.yellowrockhall.com

    TUESDAY

    WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S KICKOFF MEETING: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, 930 Richland St. The walk is slated for 10 a.m. Oct. 19, Finlay Park. (803) 609-7352

MONDAY

SHERIFF JAMES R. METTS GOLF TOURNAMENT: Monday at the Country Club of Lexington, 1066 Barr Road, Lexington. Limited to 30 four-member teams; 11:30 a.m. shotgun start. $350 per team or $87.50 per player; includes green fees, golf cart fees, range balls and buffet dinner; “Hacker Packets” available for $20, includes two mulligans, one throw and one red-tee buster. Proceeds will benefit the James R. Metts Endowed Scholarship at Charleston Southern University. (803) 785-2481, (803) 785-2505

TOWN HALL MEETING: At-Large Councilman Cameron Runyan wil host an open forum on homeless shelter operations 5-8 p.m. Monday at the Earlewood Park Community Center, 1113 Parkside Drive.

BEGINNERS SQUARE DANCE LESSONS: 7-8:45 p.m. Mondays at Yellow Rock Hall, 2211 Platt Springs Road, West Columbia. No prior dance experience required; no new students accepted after Sept. 30. (803) 979-9532; www.yellowrockhall.com

TUESDAY

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

INTRODUCTION TO THROWING FOR YOUTH: 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through 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

WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S KICKOFF MEETING: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, 930 Richland St. The walk is slated for 10 a.m. Oct. 19, Finlay Park. RSVP to actaylor@alz.org or (803) 609-7352

FAMILY NIGHT AT EDVENTURE: Admission is $1 the second Tuesday monthly from 5-8 p.m. The museum is at 211 Gervais St. (803) 779-3100; http://www.edventure.org

MAN TO MAN TOWN HALL MEETING: 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Cecil Tillis Center, 2111 Simpkins Lane. Sponsored by the Community Leaders Coalition, the event is designed to bring men together to discuss how a united front can be attained in order to regain the dignity of African American males and their roles in the community. Leading the discussion will be Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, 5th Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson, S.C. Rep. Bakari Sellers. Free and open to the public. (803) 413-0788

DEFENSIVE DRIVING: 6-10 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday 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); $79. (803) 732-0432; 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

HOME SCHOOL ART: 9-10 a.m. Wednesdays through 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 through 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

EARLY COLUMBIA LECTURE SERIES, PART I: 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 16 at the Seibels House and Garden, 1601 Richland St.; there will be an optional bus tour on Sunday, Sept. 22. Part I will cover the origins and early history of Columbia, 1600-1850. Local writer and historian Warner M. Montgomery will lead the series and “Columbia Revisited” will be used as a textbook; cost is $29.95, Historic Columbia Foundation members, $26.25. $60; HCF members, $50; students, $35; or $10 per class or tour. Register at (803) 252-1770, ext. 23; www.historiccolumbia.org

RUN FOR OUR TROOPS 5K: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the West Columbia Riverwalk, 121 Alexander St. Online registration through Tuesday, $20; $30 (with T-shirt); race day registration will be $25/$30. All proceeds will benefit Cayce-West Columbia Jaycees, Support Our Troops and the Wounded Warrior Project. www.runforourtroops.com; cwcjaycees.org

THURSDAY

LUNCH AND LEARN: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Sherry Fadel, MS/RPT and Barbara Brandenburg, DPT, therapists at Total Rehab will discuss the benefits of aquatic therapy. Free; light freshments, beverage and dessert will be provided to those who RSVP. (803) 779-1971, ext. 12; www.louriecentersc.com

AFTER-SCHOOL ART CLASS: 4-5:30 p.m. Thursdays through 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, bloliver@columbiasc.net

MODERN IMPRESSIONISTS ART SHOW: 5-9 p.m. Thursday at Havens Gallery, 1616 Gervais St. “Laying It On Thick” features work by instructor Rob Shaw and his students. (803) 256-1616

PROTECTING YOUR HARD-EARNED ASSETS IN VOLATILE TIMES: 6-8 p.m. Thursday and Sept. 19 at Midlands Technical College Northeast Campus, 151 Powell Road, Columbia. Develop a master plan for a worry-free retirement; $59. (803) 732-0432; www.midlandstech.edu/cce

FREE-MOTION MACHINE QUILTING: 6-8 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 3 at Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus, 7300 College St., Irmo. Bring all supplies to first class; $69. (803) 732-0432; www.midlandstech.edu/cce

COLUMBIA CENTER FOR JEWISH LEARNING: Thursdays at Beth Shalom Synagogue, 5827 N. Trenholm Road. Classes will meet Thursday; Oct. 3, 10, 24; Nov. 7, 14, 21; and Dec. 5, 12, 19. “Islam, the Arab States, and the Modern Middle East,” led by Dr. Josef Olmert, will meet 6:30-7:30 p.m. “What Every Jew Needs to Know: A Crash Course in Basic Judaism, Prayers, Rituals and Women in History,” will meet 7:45-8:45 p.m.; instructors will be Rabbi Jonathan Case, Hazzan Michal Rubin and Marlene Roth. One course (10 classes), $100; two courses, $150. (803) 782-2500; www.bethshalomcolumbia.org

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

FRIDAY

NEWBERRY AG EXPO: 4 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Newberry County Fairgrounds, 2301 Adelaide St., Newberry. Art exhibits, car show, craft and food vendors, entertainment, kids carnival. 5K run/walk, 7 a.m. Sept. 14. SCHSRA rodeo, 8 p.m. nightly; $10 (includes $5 gate admission). Free parking. Proceeds will benefit the Boys Farm ag program. (803) 537-0252; www.newberryagexpo.com

CMC STEEL RHYTHM ON THE RIVER CONCERT: 6-9 pm. Friday at the Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater, West Columbia. Flat Out Strangers will deliver rockabilly, country and Americana. Sponsored by Bogart’s Restaurant & Bar; free. www.rorsc.com

“AN EVENING OF ONE ACTS”: A murder mystery comedy, a farce and a thriller, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday;, Sept. 20-21 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 15, 22 at On Stage Performance Center, 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia. $16, students and seniors, $14; age 12 and younger, $12. (877) 238-5596; www.smarttix.com

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE: 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday 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

SWINGIN’ AT THE BIG APPLE: 8 p.m.-midnight Friday at the Big Apple, 1000 Hampton St. A night of dancing, history and fun, presented by the Historic Columbia Foundation and the Palmetto Swing Dance Association. Come early for the 7 p.m. swing dance lesson. $8; HCF and PSDA members, $5. (803) 252-1770, ext. 23 or email reservations@historiccolumbia.org

“RAGTIME, THE MUSICAL”: Friday through Oct. 5 at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St., based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow, show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sept. 22, 29. $27; military and seniors, $25; students, $20. Half[-price Student Rush tickets are available 15 minutes prior to curtain. (803) 254-9732; www.trustus.org

“BEEHIVE, A ’60s MUSICAL”: 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sept. 18-21, 25-28; 3 p.m. Sept. 15, 22 at Workshop Theatre, 1136 Bull St. Tickets are $22; age 60 and older and active military, $20; students age 13 through college, $16; age 12 and younger, $12. (803) 799-6551; www.workshoptheatre.com

SATURDAY

“WOMEN AT HEART”: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St. Free heart-health forum and exhibition will feature heart-healthy cooking and fitness demonstrations, vendors and exhibits. Palmetto Health physicians will discuss the effects of stress and anxiety on heart health, as well as provide one-on-one “Ask the Doctor” appointments. (803) 296-2273; www.palmettohealth.org/womenatheart

DR. JAMES R. CLARK MEMORIAL SICKLE CELL WALK: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke Episcopal Church, 1300 Pine St. Pre-registration begins at 7:30 a.m. $15; includes T-shirt and goodie bag. Proceeds will fund college scholarships for students with sickle cell disease . (803) 765-9916; www.jamesrclarksicklecell.org

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); $79. (803) 732-0432; www.midlandstech.edu/cce

IRMO COMMUNITY FAMILY FUN DAY: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Seven Oaks Park, 200 Leisure Lane. Sponsored by the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and the Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission, the event will feature a K-9 Unit demonstration, displays by the agency’s aviation unit, gang unit, Lake Murray Marine Patrol and bicycle unit. Members of the Sheriff’s Department Explorers Post will prepare fingerprint identification cards to children accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Free ice cream and the Chick-fil-A cow mascot. (803) 785-0882

ART MUSEUM TAG SALE: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. Items from the museum include original soft sculpture pieces, concrete yard art, decorative items, props from exhibits and galas, fabric and craft items, T-shirts, art supplies, frames, mat board, easels and books. Cash or check only; items must go home with the buyer. Sponsored by the Docents of the Columbia Museum of Art, proceeds will benefit the group’s scholarship fund. (803) 699-9171

DAM SWIM FOR DREW: 9 a.m. Saturday at SCE&G Park, 1888 N. Lake Drive, Lexington. Events include 2-mile open water swim; 4.14-mile fun run plus a 5-mile swim and 4.14-mile run. Hosted by the Lexington High School Swim Team; check-in time is 8 a.m. Online registration deadline is 12:01 a.m. Friday at www.strictlyrunning.com; fees are $35/$45. The event honors the life and death of Drew Smith and celebrates the difference he has made to boating safety in South Carolina; proceeds will help fund an indoor swimming facility in memory of Drew Smith.

SEASONAL NABA BUTTERFLY COUNT: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday at Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Road, Hopkins. Participants will conduct a day of field observation counting butterflies in the park. All ages and experience levels welcome. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes that attach to the feet. Sun protection, bug spray, water, snacks and a sack lunch are recommended. (803) 647-3970; www.nps.gov/cong

“LIVING PROOF” SIMULCAST WITH BETH MOORE: 9:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Saturday at Sandy Level Baptist Church, 408 Blythewood Road. Free, lunch will be served; register at www.sandylevelevent.org.eventbrite.com

LET’S MOVE! COLUMBIA GAME DAY: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in the Drew Park green space, 2101 Walker Solomon Way. Morning bike ride, food, entertainment, health screenings, after-school activities information, “old school” game stations and a celebrity flag football game. Free. (803) 545-3020

TREE TREKS: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Road, Hopkins. Explore the old-growth forest along the boardwalk with a park ranger. Free, meet at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center. www.nps.gov/cong; (803) 647-3970

VOTER REGISTRATION/PHOTO ID SESSION: 5-6 p.m. Saturday at Jones Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 2400 Barhamville Road. Representatives from the Richland County Voter Registration office will be on hand to register, educate and issue photo IDs.

COLUMBIA CLASSIC CHEVY CLUB CRUISE-IN: 5-9 p.m. Saturday at Woodberry Plaza, 3254 Augusta Road, West Columbia.

“AN EVENING OF ONE ACTS”: A murder mystery comedy, a farce and a thriller, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at On Stage Performance Center, 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia. $16, students and seniors, $14; age 12 and younger, $12. (877) 238-5596; www.smarttix.com

“BEEHIVE, A ’60s MUSICAL”: 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Workshop Theatre, 1136 Bull St. Tickets are $22; age 60 and older and active military, $20; students age 13 through college, $16; age 12 and younger, $12. (803) 799-6551; www.workshoptheatre.com

“RAGTIME, THE MUSICAL”: 8 p.m. Saturday at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St., based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow, show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 22, 29. $27; military and seniors, $25; students, $20. Half-price Student Rush tickets are available 15 minutes prior to curtain. (803) 254-9732; www.trustus.org

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

“AN EVENING OF ONE ACTS”: A murder mystery comedy, a farce and a thriller, 2:30 p.m. Sunday at On Stage Performance Center, 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia. $16, students and seniors, $14; age 12 and younger, $12. (877) 238-5596; www.smarttix.com

“BEEHIVE, A ’60s MUSICAL”: 3 p.m. Sunday at Workshop Theatre, 1136 Bull St. Tickets are $22; age 60 and older and active military, $20; students age 13 through college, $16; age 12 and younger, $12. (803) 799-6551; www.workshoptheatre.com

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHARING GOD’S LOVE BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT: 7:30 a.m. Sept. 16 at The Club at Rawls Creek, 2121 Lake Murray Blvd. Check-in and continental breakfast at 7:30; shotgun start at 9 a.m. Captain’s choice format, $60 per player; includes breakfast, lunch and prizes. Proceeds will benefit Sharing God’s Love, a ministry providing donated food, clothing and other necessities to families in need in the St. Andrews, Irmo and Ballentine areas. Registration deadline is Wednesday. www.sharinggodslove.net

SEPTEMBER AT-LARGE OPEN HOUSE: 5-8 p.m. Sept. 18 at City Hall, 1737 Main. St. Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine will be available to answer constituents’ questions. Call (803) 545-3061 for more information or to make an appointment.

“BEEHIVE, A ’60s MUSICAL”: 8 p.m. Sept. 18-21, 3 p.m. Sept. 22 at Workshop Theatre, 1136 Bull St. Tickets are $22; age 60 and older and active military, $20; students age 13 through college, $16; age 12 and younger, $12. (803) 799-6551; www.workshoptheatre.com

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

CRAFT AND RUMMAGE SALE: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Gilbert-Summit gym, 411 Broad St., Gilbert. Vendor table rentals, $10. Admission $1, free coffee and muffins available in the morning. Hosted by the Gilbert-Summit Senior Center, proceeds will benefit the Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission’s Meals on Wheels program. (803) 892-5745

NFL PUNT, PASS AND KICK COMPETITION: 9 a.m. Sept. 21 on the football field at Batesburg-Leesville Leisure Center, 227 Highland Ave., Batesburg. Conducted by the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and the Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission, the competition is open to ages 6-15. Parents and legal guardians may register their children online at www.nflppk.com. Registration for the event will be held 8-9 a.m. Sept. 21. Participants must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, bring a valid birth certificate and wear athletic shoes (children who wear athletic cleats or who do not wear shoes cannot compete). (803) 518-3126

BARK IN THE PARK: 10 a.m. Sept. 21 and 28 at Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Road, Hopkins. Free 2.4 mile dog-friendly hikes will demonstrate how people and animals have interacted with the forest over time. Meet at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center. The best behaved dog will take home an official “Bark Ranger” bandana. Hikes will be cancelled if the heat index is too high for a comfortable walk with dogs; participants will be notified. Limit 10, reservations required. (803) 647-3970

“AN EVENING OF ONE ACTS”: A murder mystery comedy, a farce and a thriller, 7:30 p.m. 20-21; 2:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at On Stage Performance Center, 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia. $16, students and seniors, $14; age 12 and younger, $12. (877) 238-5596; www.smarttix.com

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