Community Calendar for the Midlands, Oct. 4

October 4, 2013 

  • BEST BETS SATURDAY

    KEEPING MY PEARLS SAFE: Healthy relationships conference, 10 a.m. Saturday 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. Saturday 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

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. Tickets are $7 and are available at the following locations: Fire Department Headquarters, 1800 Laurel St.; Police Department, #1 Justice Square; City Hall 1737 Main St. Eau Claire Payment Center, 3905 Ensor Ave; Washington Square, 1136 Washington St.; Public Works, 2910 Colonial Drive; Palmetto Health Foundation, 1600 Marion St.; and Alala, 3400 Harden St. Extension. (803) 545-3020

BOOK SALE: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday 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. Friday. 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

CAROLINA DOWNHOME BLUES FESTIVAL: Noon-1 a.m. Friday at various venues in Camden; $15. (803) 425-7676; www.fineartscenter.org

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. Saturday at Finlay Park. www.walkforlifecolumbia.org

KICKING OUT CANCER KICKBALL GAME: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Hopkins Park, 150 Hopkins Park Road. Breast Cancer Awareness Month event sponsored by the Richland County Recreation Commission, (803) 783-9374

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

HALL OF HORRORS: 1153 Walter Price Road, Cayce. The Hall of Horrors (and the Cayce-West Columbia Jaycees Haunted House) is the longest-running non-profit haunted attraction in South Carolina. Box office hours are 7-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 and Nov. 1; 6-9 p.m. Oct. 13, 20, 27; 7-10:30 p.m. Oct. 31 (show starts 30 minutes after box office opens). General admission tickets, $12; RIP (skip-the-line), $20. Proceeds benefit local and statewide charities. (803) 409-9139; www.hallofhorrors.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

“LES MISERABLES”: 8 p.m. Friday at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St. Show times are 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays through Oct. 12; and 3 p.m. Sunday. 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. Friday and 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

SATURDAY

CHARITY SALE: 8 a.m.-noon Saturdayin the Gregg Park Clubhouse, 71 Gregg Parkway. Furniture, appliances, art, tools, bikes, crafts, Christmas decor, elementary and middle school furniture and supplies. Proceeds will benefit Hope Christian Academy.

BOOK SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday 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

CHARITY SALE: 8 a.m.-noon Saturdayat Centa Medical Group, 566 Spears Creek Church Road, Elgin. Christmas items, furniture, antiques, brass, crafts, art, handbags, clothes, tools, fishing equipment and small appliances. Proceeds will benefit Breast Cancer Awareness.

CPR: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Midlands Technical College Airport Campus, 1260 Lexington Drive, West Columbia. BLS Healthcare Provider 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

CAROLINA DOWNHOME BLUES FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-11:45 p.m. Saturday at various venues in Camden; $15. (803) 425-7676; www.fineartscenter.org

NEWBERRY OPERA HOUSE TOURS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday10/5 at 1201 McKibben St. Tours especially for kids will be held at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. “I Spy” game, history and giveaways. Free tours are part of Newberry’s Oktoberfest; check out the Opera House Guild Beer Garden on Boyce Street.

KEEPING MY PEARLS SAFE: Healthy relationships conference, 10 a.m. Saturday 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. Saturday 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. Saturday at Granby Gardens Park, 1800 12th St., Cayce (City Hall complex). Performances by Grasstowne, Southern Gospel Express, Barefoot-n-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. Saturday. 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. Show times are 8 p.m. 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

AN EVENING OF ONE-ACTS: “I’m Herbert” and “Exploded,” 8 p.m. Saturday at the Sumter Little Theatre, 14 Mood Ave., Sumter, Free, part of the Sumter County Cultural Commission’s “Fall for the Arts” celebration.

“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

$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. Sunday 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

“THE FOREIGNER”: Dinner theater farce at Steven W’s Downtown Bistro, 1100 Main St., Newberry. Seating for the Newberry Community Players production will be at 1 p.m. Sunday. 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

CAROLINA JAZZ SOCIETY: Dixieland jazz concert, 2:30-5 p.m. Sunday 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

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS EVENT: 3-5 p.m. Sunday in Bostic Auditorium at the main branch of the Richland Library, 1431 Assembly St. Permeco Myers will share her story of triumph — moving from abused “victim” to survivor/advocate. Former Sistercare board member and author Eugene Washington will read from his domestic violence-inspired book, “Love Has Everything to Do With It.” Copies of the book will be sold to benefit Sistercare.

AN AFTERNOON OF ONE-ACTS: “I’m Herbert” and “Exploded,” 3 p.m. Sunday at the Sumter Little Theatre, 14 Mood Ave., Sumter, Free, part of the Sumter County Cultural Commission’s “Fall for the Arts” celebration.

SUNDAYS AT LOWMAN: 3 p.m. Sunday 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

“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

MONDAY

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

TUESDAY

DOCUMENT SHREDDING AND E-WASTE RECYCLING: 9 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. Tuesday 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

ROCK AND RESCUE: 6-10 p.m. Tuesday at Kelly’s Deli and Pub, 1001 Washington St. Three bands — The Leftovers, The Prairie Willows and Stillhouse — proceeds will benefit Sunset Felines, a Midlands-based cat rescue. Monetary and cat food donations welcome, volunteer and/or foster information available.

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

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

EARLY COLUMBIA LECTURE SERIES, PART I: 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday 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 Schools.” 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

“LES MISERABLES”: 8 p.m. Wednesday through Oct. 12 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

THURSDAY

LUNCH AND LEARN LECTURE SERIES: “Working Out with Brain Games!”, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Marsha Clayman of The Haven in the Summit will give a presentation of brain challenges to improve memory, concentration and other key cognitive skills. Bring a lunch, beverage and dessert will be provided to those who RSVP. (803) 779-1971; www.louriecentersc.com

ART AND HEALING WORKSHOPS: Healing Icons® and Dr. Frank Berger and The Center for Colon Cancer Research at USC have teamed up for workshops aimed at adult colon cancer survivors at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). The next class, Mandalas for Harvesting Gratitude, will be 1-5 p.m. Thursday. Free; call to register at (803) 777-1231 or email info@healingicons.org

SPIRITS ALIVE! CEMETERY TOURS: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday 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. Thursday 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. Thursday 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

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

MUSIC AT SANDHILL CONCERT: 7-9 p.m. Oct. 11 at Town Center Common, Village at Sandhill, Clemson and Two Notch roads. Free event is sponsored by Grow Financial Federal Credit Union; Right to Party is the featured band. Balloon artist Nick Propst, free rides and games begin at 6 p.m. for the kids. https://www.villageatsandhill.com

SANDLAPPER SINGERS: “America’s Musical Roots,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church, 125 Sparkleberry Lane. Season-opening concert 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

“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

NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING CONFERENCE: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Columbia Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St. Sessions include “Retrofitting Suburbia,” “COMET — What to Expect With Your Transit Authority,” “So You Think You Can Garden?”, “Conflict Resolution in Your Neighborhood,” “Dementia and You,” “Diversity in Your Community,” “Accelerating Suburban Retrofits in a Lean Economy,” “Let’s Play a Fair Housing Game Show,” “Matching Grant Success Stories,” “Learn About the R.E.A.D.Y. and Crossroads Programs,” “Rural Master Planning in Richland County,” “SCANPO,” “What is Affordable Housing?” and the “RCSD’s Community Action Team.” Free, but registration is required, call (803) 926-6000.

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS WALK: 9 a.m. Oct. 12 at Caughman Road Park, 2800 Trotter Road, Hopkins. T-shirts will be sold for $10 in order to support the Palmetto Health Foundation. (803) 783-0400

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 Wednesday; 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, 5-9 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, U.S. 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 fund 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

“5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE”: 8 p.m. Oct. 12 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

MIDLANDS RIDE FOR KIDS: Noon Oct. 13 at Lexington High School, 2463 Augusta Hwy. Event is part of the national Ride for Kids movement, which promotes motorcycle rides through the country, raising money for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Family events, music, awards and more (you don’t have to ride to participate). Sponsored by Carolina Honda, information and donations may be made through www.facebook.com/midlandsrideforkids.com

CAR AND BIKE SHOW: Noon-3 p.m. Oct. 13 at Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson, 190 Pontiac Business Center Drive, Elgin. $10 per entry, registration begins at 11 a.m. Annual Biketoberfest event will feature classic, modern and import cars and trucks, all brands of motorcycles, food and drinks, live music and award trophies. (803) 461-1121; www.thundertowerharley.com

SECOND SUNDAY STROLL: Historic Columbia Foundation’s guided walking tour of Melrose Heights, 2 p.m. Oct. 13; meet at Melrose Park, on the corner of the 1500 block of Fairview Avenue. $6; age 17 and younger, $3; HCF members, free. Tickets available at (803) 252-1770, ext. 23 or email reservations@historiccolumbia.org. Walk-ups welcome if space permits.

CAROLINA BARBECUE AND BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: 2-8 p.m. Oct. 13 at Adams Pond, 5301 Bluff Road. Live music from Jordan Trotter, Barefoot-n-Reckless, Mountain Trout, the Randy Lucas Trio and the Mustache Brothers, $35; age 12 and younger, $12. All proceeds will benefit Special Olympics South Carolina. Ticket includes barbecue dinner; beer and wine sold separately. Tickets available at any Long’s Drugs or Invitation Station locations or www.so-sc.org.

“5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE”: 3 p.m. Oct. 13 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 between 1-6 p.m.

HEARTS AND HANDS FOREVER WALK: 3-4:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Riverfront Park. Palmetto Health’s memorial walk for anyone whose life has been touched by the loss of a baby, either through miscarriage, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy, neonatal or newborn death. A memorial service and light refreshments will follow. (803) 296-5636; www.palmettohealth.org

ALZHEIMER’S CARE TRAINING WORKSHOP: 9 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m. Oct. 15 and 22 at Home Instead Senior Care, 9367 Two Notch Road. Free sessions will cover managing behaviors, encouraging engagement and caring for the caregiver. To reserve a spot, call (803) 736-4242 or email barbara.verzyl@homeinstead.com.

“CHANGING THE CULTURE OF SEXUALITY EDUCATION”: Free live webinar for parents on how to effectively talk to young people about love, sex and relationships, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at Francis Burns UMC, 5616 Farrow Road. A discussion will follow. (803) 754-1760

HOOP FOR LIFE: Basketball tournament, 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at Bluff Road Park, 148 Carswell Road. Halftime entertainment and live DJ. Breast Cancer Awareness Month event sponsored by the Richland County Recreation Commission. Proceeds will benefit the Palmetto Health Foundation. (803) 776-8698

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