Community Calendar for the Midlands, Sept. 28

September 27, 2013 

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    “THE FOREIGNER”: Dinner theater farce, Saturday, Sunday and Oct. 5-6 at Steven W’s Downtown Bistro, 1100 Main St., Newberry. Seating for the Newberry Community Players production will be at 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $42 plus $3 handling fee, includes tea, salad, entree, dessert, tax and gratuity; a cash bar will be available. (803) 276-6264 ; www.newberryoperahouse.com

    SUNDAY

    ONE HOUSE MUSIC FESTIVAL: Noon-8 p.m. Sunday at Martin Luther King Park, 2300 Greene St. Free, family-friendly event will feature house DJs, food, retail vendors and informational booths. The One House Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the genre of house music and providing quality entertainment to raise funds for students of the arts and other non-profits. (803) 269-4983; www.onehousefoundation.org

SATURDAY

MIDLANDS PLANT & FLOWER FESTIVAL: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at the State Farmers Market, 3483 Charleston Highway, West Columbia. Free admssion and parking. Vendors will have a wide variety of plants, flowers and yard decor; the Clemson Extension Service Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and the Lexington County Master Gardeners will hold a plant sale; proceeds help support the Sam Cheatham Scholarship for students majoring in horticulture/agricultural studies. Bring a wagon and wear comfortable shoes, event will be held rain or shine. (803) 734-2196

ROSEWOOD ARTS FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at Rockaways Athletic Club, 2719 Rosewood Drive; free and family-friendly. Artists will offer traditional canvas paintings, jewelry, ceramics, woodworking, painted vegetables and windows. Two stages of live entertainment. Trenholm Artists Guild and Rockaways are hosts for the third annual event. At 9 p.m. local writer-director Jeff Driggers will premiere his new film, “Blue Moon” inside Rockaways. Rain date will be Sunday. (803) 765-9851

BARK IN THE PARK: 10 a.m. Saturday at Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Road, Hopkins. Free 2.4 mile dog-friendly hike 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. Limit 10, reservations required. (803) 647-3970

ITALIAN FESTIVAL AND BOCCE TOURNAMENT: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday at the Robert Mills House and the Hampton-Preston Mansion, 1615-1616 Blanding St. Free admission, entertainment and attractions; tickets will be sold for food and beverages. Sponsored by Bella Italia Lodge 2808, local chapter of the national Order of Sons of Italy in America. (803) 600-3720

COLUMBIA FREEDOM FESTIVAL: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel St. Christian music festival featuring national recording artists Plumb, Mikeschair, Josh Wilson and others. Facepainting, mini-clinics by the Wildlife and Hunting Reserves, rocket building, festival foods and a fireworks finale. Advance tickets are $8; $20 for a family pack (family of four or more); age 6 and younger, free. Blankets and lawn chairs welcome, no tents, large umbrellas or canopies; no outside food or beverages will be allowed. Sponsored by The Rescued, a non-profit ministry that provides necessary resources for those suffering from addiction, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. www.columbiafest.com

TREE TREK: 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

“THE FOREIGNER”: Dinner theater farce, Saturday, Sunday and Oct. 5-6 at Steven W’s Downtown Bistro, 1100 Main St., Newberry. Seating for the Newberry Community Players production will be at 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $42 plus $3 handling fee, includes tea, salad, entree, dessert, tax and gratuity; a cash bar will be available. (803) 276-6264 ; www.newberryoperahouse.com

“LES MISERABLES”: 8 p.m. Saturday at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St. Tickets are $25; age 65 and older, active duty military, full-time college students, $20; age 17 and younger, $15. (803) 799-2510; www.towntheatre.com

“UNNECESSARY FARCE”: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Harbison Theatre, 7300 College St., Irmo. The Paul Slade Smith-penned comedy is directed by Glenn Farr. Tickets are $16; age 13 and older, seniors and active military, $12; age 12 and younger, $10. (800) 838-3006; www.chapintheatre.org

“RAGTIME, THE MUSICAL”: 8 p.m. Saturday at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St., based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow. $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

SUNDAY

MIDLANDS PLANT & FLOWER FESTIVAL: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday at the State Farmers Market, 3483 Charleston Highway, West Columbia. Free admssion and parking. Vendors will have a wide variety of plants, flowers and yard decor; the Clemson Extension Service Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and the Lexington County Master Gardeners will hold a plant sale; proceeds help support the Sam Cheatham Scholarship for students majoring in horticulture/agricultural studies. Bring a wagon and wear comfortable shoes, event will be held rain or shine. (803) 734-2196

ONE HOUSE MUSIC FESTIVAL: Noon-8 p.m. Sunday at Martin Luther King Park, 2300 Greene St. Free, family-friendly event will feature house DJs, food, retail vendors and informational booths. The One House Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the genre of house music and providing quality entertainment to raise funds for students of the arts and other non-profits. (803) 269-4983; www.onehousefoundation.org

“THE FOREIGNER”: Newberry Community Players dinner theater farce, 1 p.m. Sunday at Steven W’s Downtown Bistro, 1100 Main St., Newberry.Tickets are $42 plus $3 handling fee, includes tea, salad, entree, dessert, tax and gratuity; a cash bar will be available. (803) 276-6264 ; www.newberryoperahouse.com

TREE TREK: 2 p.m. Sunday 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

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDEN OPENING RECEPTION AND AWARDS: 2 p.m. Sunday at the Historic Columbia Foundation, 1616 Blanding St. Admission is $7; ages 6-12, $4; age 5 and younger, free; HCF members, $5. (803) 252-1770, ext. 23 or email reservations@historiccolumbia.org

“LES MISERABLES”: 3 p.m. Sunday at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St. Tickets are $25; age 65 and older, active duty military, full-time college students, $20; age 17 and younger, $15. (803) 799-2510; www.towntheatre.com

“RAGTIME, THE MUSICAL”: 3 p.m. Sundayat Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St., based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow. $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

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 Monday. (803) 979-9532; www.yellowrockhall.com

TUESDAY

INSTRUCTION TO COMPUTER: Basic skills, navigating the desktop, keyboarding. Class meets 1-3 pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Oct. 24 at Richland 2’s Rogers Center, 750 Old Clemson Road. $60; seniors age 60 and older, $30. Pre-registration is suggested, classes fill early. (803) 736-8787, ext. 25103

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

SHEPHERD’S CENTER OF COLUMBIA: Classes for seniors 55 and older, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 6 at Trenholm Road UMC, 3401 Trenholm Road. Classes include Life on a Submarine, Strange Bedfellows and Royal Alliances, History of Great Britain, Pursuit of Happiness, Restoring Antique Trunks, creative writing, short stories, classic movies, jazz, swing and big bands, opera, painting, bridge, dulcimers, handbells, travel, French and field trips. Tuition is $25 per person for unlimited classes or sit in for free. (803) 779-4449; www.shepherdcentercolumbia.org

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS II: 1-3 pm. Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Oct. 2 at Richland 2’s Rogers Center, 750 Old Clemson Road. Course is for persons who have completed the Introduction to Computer Class and would like to further their training. $60; seniors age 60 and older, $30. Pre-registration is suggested, classes fill early. (803) 736-8787, ext. 25103

EARLY COLUMBIA LECTURE SERIES, PART I: 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 16 at the Seibels House and Garden, 1601 Richland St. Part I will cover the origins and early history of Columbia, 1600-1850. This week’s topic will be “Columbia’s First Churches.” 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. Fee is $60; HCF members, $50; students, $35 or $10 per class. Register at (803) 252-1770, ext. 23; www.historiccolumbia.org

STEINWAY ARTIST DAVID OSBORNE: Performance by the Bellagio Hotel pianist begins at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. $25 at the door; groups and students, $20. (803) 276-6264

“LES MISERABLES”: 8 p.m. Wednesday at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St. Show times are 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays through Oct. 12; and 3 p.m. Oct. 6. Tickets are $25; age 65 and older, active duty military, full-time college students, $20; age 17 and younger, $15. (803) 799-2510; www.towntheatre.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.

CAROLINA DOWNHOME BLUES FESTIVAL: Thursday through Oct. 5 at various venues in Camden. Thursday performances, 5:30-11 p.m., $10; Oct. 4, noon-1 a.m., $15; Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-11:45 p.m., $15. Weekend pass, $35. (803) 425-7676; www.fineartscenter.org

LEGAL LESSONS: A SERIES FOR THE PUBLIC: 6-9 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 14 at Midlands Technical College Northeast Campus, 151 Powell Road. Sponsored by the S.C. Bar Pro Bono Program, the series is designed to give the public an overview of the South Carolina legal system and insight into common legal problems people face. $45, includes course materials. Registration deadline is Wednesday. (803) 732-0432

FREE LEGAL CLINIC: Attorney Daniel K. Felker will discuss wills, estates and probate issues 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at the Richland Library Northeast Branch, 2490 Parklane Road. Free and open to the public, format typically consists of an overview followed by a question and asnwers session. Sponsored by the S.C. Bar Pro Bono Program, (803) 799-6653, ext. 158.

FALL FOR MUSIC CHORAL CONCERT: Performance by the Choirs of Chapin High School, 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Chapin Presbyterian Church, 600 Old Lexington Hwy., Chapin. Seating will begin at 7 p.m.; tickets are $10; $50 for students; $30 per family. A dessert reception will follow.

SONG BIRD CAFE: 8 p.m. Thursday at Leaside, 100 E. Exchange Place. Benefit for Sistercare will support victims of domestic violence. Musical event, modeled after Nashville’s famous Bluebird Cafe, will feature Radney Foster, Don Dixon, Marti Jones and Sarah Ross. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $100 ($87 is tax-deductible) and include heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine. (803) 926-0505; www.sistercare.com

“LES MISERABLES”: 8 p.m. Thursday at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St. Show times are 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays through Oct. 12; and 3 p.m. Oct. 6. Tickets are $25; age 65 and older, active duty military, full-time college students, $20; age 17 and younger, $15. (803) 799-2510; www.towntheatre.com

“RAGTIME, THE MUSICAL”: 8 p.m. Thursday through Oct. 5 at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St., based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow. $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

FRIDAY

MAYOR’S CAMPAIGN AGAINST BREAST CANCER ISABEL LAW BREAKFAST: 6-9 a.m. Friday in the City Hall parking lot, 1737 Main St. Proceeds will go to Palmetto Health Foundation for the Bosom Buddies Fund to assist women with post-mastectomy bras and other support materials. (803) 545-3020

BOOK SALE: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Lexington County Law Enforcement Complex, 521 Gibson Road, Lexington. All books will be $1 each; proceeds from the sale will benefit United Way of the Midlands. (803) 785-2533 or email sblack@lcsd.sc.gov

FIRST FRIYAY!: EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais St., will be open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 4. Spend the evening exploring the museum or lounging on the terrace enjoying the family friendly band Jukebox Island. Music begins at 6 p.m.; concert included in general admission. Free for members, (803) 779-3100; http://www.edventure.org

FALL FESTIVAL: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Senior service vendors, flu shots, diabetes and prostate health screenings (pre-register by calling (803) 296-2273), blood pressure screenings $6 chili luncheon buffet, door prizes, performances by the Congaree New Horizons jazz combo, Elvis impersonator Phil Urban, demonstrations by the center’s dance and exercise classes, jewelry class jewelry sale. Free admission, the Wheels shuttle bus will provide free transportation from Christopher Towers and Finlay House, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (803) 779-1971; www.louriecentersc.com

HAPPY HOUR HISTORY TOURS OF MAIN STREET: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday. Guided tours by the Historic Columbia Foundation begin at the State House (Main and Gervais streets). $25; HCF members, $20; (includes two beverages and appetizers along the way). (803) 252-1770, ext. 23 or email reservations@historiccolumbia.org

CMC STEEL RHYTHM ON THE RIVER CONCERT: 6-9 pm. Friday at the Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater, West Columbia. The Blue Iguanas close out the season with bluegrass and Americana. Sponsored by Giles Brothers Insurance; free. www.rorsc.com

FIRST AID: 6-10 p.m. Friday at Midlands Technical College Airport Campus, 1260 Lexington Drive, West Columbia. General principles of first aid covering medical, injury and environmental emergencies according to American Heart Association and National Safety Council guidlines; $55. (803) 734-0432; www.midlandstech.edu/cce

WALK FOR LIFE KICK-OFF EVENT: 6 p.m. Friday at the Harbison Recreation Center, 106 Hillpine Road. Sponsored by the Midlands Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association, the event will feature breast cancer information, survivor testimonials, refreshments and door prizes. There will also be information on joining the Palmetto Health Walk for Life/Race for Life at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 5 at Finlay Park. www.walkforlifecolumbia.org

ART IN THE GARDEN: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Wingard’s Nursery and Garden Center, 1403 N. Lake Drive, Lexington. Stroll through the gardens as you listen to The Return, a Beatles tribute cover band, view (or buy) works by some of the Midlands most talented artists, place your bids for the silent auction and enjoy gourmet fare from Belly’s Southern Pride. Tickets are $40 and proceeds will benefit Lexington Interfaith Community Services. (803) 359-9091; www.wingardsnursery.com/events

MUSIC AT SANDHILL CONCERT: 7-9 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 18 at Town Center Common, Village at Sandhill, Clemson and Two Notch roads. Free event is sponsored by Grow Financial Federal Credit Union; the Root Doctors take the stage this week. Balloon artist Nick Propst, free rides and games begin at 6 p.m. for the kids. https://www.villageatsandhill.com

S.C. PHILHARMONIC: Season opener, 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St. The orchestra kicks off its 50th season with visiting composer Joan Tower and bassoonist Peter Kolkay. Tickets are $16-$46; season subscriptions, $80-$260. (803) 771-7937

UPCOMING EVENTS

BOOK SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Lexington County Law Enforcement Complex, 521 Gibson Road, Lexington. All books will be $1 each; proceeds from the sale will benefit United Way of the Midlands. (803) 785-2533 or email sblack@lcsd.sc.gov

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

KEEPING MY PEARLS SAFE: Healthy relationships conference, 10 a.m. Oct. 5 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 8910 Farrow Road. Activities slated include workshops, musical entertainment, mime, vendors and a panel discussion. Host of the event will be Stephanie McKenny, author of “Clutch Your Pearls, Girl! — Sister Wisdom to Protect Your Heart.” Registration is $25; couples, $35. A portion of the proceeds will go to Sistercare. (803) 968-5196; www.stephaniemckenny.com

SO YOU WANT TO BE A ZOOKEEPER: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, 500 Wildlife Parkway. Interactive class explores all aspects of zookeeping and teaches middle and high school students what zookeepers do and how to get into the career field. $15 plus zoo admission. (803) 779-8717; www.riverbanks.org

CONGAREE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: 11 a.m.-6:45 p.m. Oct. 5 at Granby Gardens Park, 1800 12th St., Cayce (City Hall complex). Performances by Grasstowne, Southern Gospel Express, Barefoot and Reckless, Split Rail and Willie Wells and the Blue Ridge Mountain Grass; tours of the Cayce Historical Museum, play area for children, food vendors. Lawn chairs welcome; no pets or coolers. Free, bring a canned or non-perishable food item for God’s Helping Hands and Harvest Hope Food Bank.

“THE FOREIGNER”: Dinner theater farceat Steven W’s Downtown Bistro, 1100 Main St., Newberry. Seating for the Newberry Community Players production will be at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5 and 1 p.m. Oct. 6. Tickets are $42 plus $3 handling fee, includes tea, salad, entree, dessert, tax and gratuity; a cash bar will be available. (803) 276-6264; www.newberryoperahouse.com

$1 SUNDAY AT THE STATE MUSEUM: General admission is $1 from 1-5 p.m. the first Sunday monthly. The museum is at 301 Gervais St. (803) 898-4921

UNEARTH, A CELEBRATION OF NATURALLY INSPIRED ART: 1-5 p.m. Oct. 6 at Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road. More than 40 artists including painters, sculptors and musicians will be creating and performing along the park’s trails. Hands-on art activities, live music, storyteller, Columbia Marionette Theater performance and original artwork for sale. The Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra will close out the day with a concert. $5 parking fee. (803) 213-2015; www.icrc.net

CAROLINA JAZZ SOCIETY: Dixieland jazz concert, 2:30-5 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Jazz, ragtime and swing with Dick Goodwin, trumpet; Doug Graham, clarinet; Bruce Clark, trombone; Reggie Sullivan, bass, Jim Hall, drums; and AlethaJacobs, piano. $10; students 18 and younger, free. (803) 432-1504

SUNDAYS AT LOWMAN: 3 p.m. Oct. 6 in New Life Chapel at the Heritage at Lowman, 2101 Dutch Fork Road, White Rock. Eunjun Choi, assistant professor of piano and coordinator of keyboard studies at Claflin University will perform; a reception will follow. Concerts are free and open to the public. (803) 451-7414; www.theheritageatlowman.org

FIRE PREVENTION PARADE: 11 a.m. Oct. 7 from Main and Laurel to Main and Gervais streets. This year’s campaign is “Prevent Kitchen Fires.”

DOCUMENT SHREDDING AND E-WASTE RECYCLING: 9 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. Oct. 8 at Shred360, 431 Western Lane, Irmo. Free shredding of office quality paper products and electronics recycling — computers, printers, laptops, speakers, radios, keyboards and flat panel monitors. Limit five bags of documents; e-waste limit is five units (a unit is anything with a power cord). Cash donations will be accepted for Operating Enduring Warrior, a veteran-run non-profit organization helping wounded service members overcome hardship through motivation, teamwork and perseverance. (803) 463-7090; www.shred360.com

AT-LARGE OPEN HOUSE: Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine will meet with constituents, 5-8 p.m. Oct. 9 at City Hall, 1737 Main St. For information or to make an appointment, call (803) 545-3061.

SPIRITS ALIVE! CEMETERY TOURS: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at Elmwood Cemetery, 501 Elmwood Ave. Historic Columbia Foundation guided tours run every 30 minutes; event will feature multiple costumed guides for tours, children’s crafts, light snacks and other Halloween-related activities. Bring a flashlight for tours later in the evening. Adult tickets are $10; age 17 and younger, $5; HCF member adults, $5; HCF member youth, $3. (803) 252-1770, ext. 23; spiritsalive.eventbrite.com

SANDLAPPER SINGERS: “America’s Musical Roots,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 5220 Clemson Ave., and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church, 125 Sparkleberry lane. Season-opening concerts will feature the Blue Iguanas bluegrass band and the Sandlapper scholarship winner, Sarah Floyd. Tickets are $15; students, $5. (803) 381-5481; www.sandlappersingers.org/tickets

OYSTERFEST FUNDRAISER: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the home of Lura and Read Folline, 1429 Adger Road. $60; all proceeds will benefit St. Lawrence Place, a community of 30 transitional housing apartments in Columbia, providing support services, life skills and transitional housing to enable homeless families with children to achieve independent living as productive members of the community. www.stlawrenceplace.org

HAPPY HOUR HISTORY TOURS OF MAIN STREET: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 11. Guided tours by the Historic Columbia Foundation begin at the State House (Main and Gervais streets). $25; HCF members, $20; (includes two beverages and appetizers along the way). (803) 252-1770, ext. 23 or email reservations@historiccolumbia.org

FLAMENCO DANCE: Free demonstration with live guitar, 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at Harbison Recreation Center, 106 Hillpine Road. (803) 781-2281

“5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE”: 8 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Trustus Side Door Theatre, 520 Lady St. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Doors and box office open 30 minutes prior to curtain, Adult tickets are $20; students, $15. Call (803) 254-9732 1-6 pm. Tuesdays-Saturdays for reservations; www.trustus.org

MAYOR’S WALK AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: 9 a.m. Oct. 12 at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel St. Free walk provides a forum for increasing awareness of agencies and resources available to help victims of domestic violence. Registration deadline is Oct. 9; http://columbia.sc.gov.

DRAWING WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN: Noon-4 p.m. Oct. 12 at the City of Columbia Art Center, 1928 Calhoun St. Ages 5-12 will be able to experience drawing and the basics concepts of the art. $50, includes all materials. Minimum participants, five; maximum, 10. (803) 545-3093 or email bloliver@columbiasc.net

COLUMBIA CLASSIC CHEVY CLUB: Cruise-in and food drive, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 12 at Woodberry Plaza, U.S. 1 in West Columbia. Accepting all non-perishable food items to be donated to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. Rain date will be Nov. 9. (803) 606-0509

BBQ, BLUEGRASS AND BLUE JEANS BENEFIT: 6-9 p.m. Oct. 12 at The Farm at Ridgeway, S.C. Highway 21 South. Live and silent auctions, music featuring “Total Denial,” food by the Can’t Quit Smokin’ BBQ team. Guest celebrity will be Dawndy Mercer Plank. Tickets are $30; couples, $50; age 10 and younger, $10; age 6 and younger, free. Proceeds will benefit the Fairfield Memorial Hospital Foundation to find critical needs of the emergency department. (803) 608-5510; www.fairfieldmemorial.com

PLANETS FOR THE PEOPLE: Free sidewalk astronomy, 6-10 p.m. Oct. 12 (weather permitting) outside the Hunter Gatherer Brewery and Ale House, 900 Main St. Explore the evening sky with the State Museum and members of the Midlands Astronomy Club. (803) 898-4918

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