RICHLAND COUNTY RECYCLING EVENT: 8-11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Mill Creek Baptist Church, 97 Mill Creek Parkway Blvd. Residential only — electronics, tires, metal and document shredding.
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS WALK: 9 a.m. Saturday 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
FIX-IT DAY: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at USC’s Swearingen Engineering Center, 301 Main St. Computer running slow? Think you have a virus? The student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery will get you back on track. Free and open to the entire Columbia community. (803) 776-2576; http://www.cec.sc.edu/news-2013/10-4-2013_fix-it-day.html
DRAWING WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN: Noon-4 p.m. Saturday 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 email@example.com
COLUMBIA CLASSIC CHEVY CLUB: Cruise-in and food drive, 5-9 p.m. Saturday 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. Saturday 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. Saturday (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
DARK KNIGHT’S TERROR TRAIL 2013: 7 p.m.-midnight Saturday at 2076 Highway Church Road, Elgin (between the Spears Creek Church Road and White Pond Road exits off I-20). It’s baaack with three haunted attractions at one location — an outdoor haunted trail, an indoor haunted warehouse and an interactive zombie survival scenario. Hours are 7-10 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 16-17, 23-24, 30-31; 7 p.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 18-19, 25-26; and 7-10 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday, Oct. 27-29. Admission is $13 per person, per attraction; $22 for two attractions and $30 for three attractions. (803) 309-5586; https://www.facebook.com/TheDarkKnightsTerrorTrail
HALL OF HORRORS: 7-11 p.m. Saturday at 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. General admission tickets, $12; RIP (skip-the-line), $20. Proceeds benefit local and statewide charities. (803) 409-9139; www.hallofhorrors.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
“5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE”: 8 p.m. Saturday 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
SHELTIE FUN DAY: 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Red Bud Shelter at Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road. Howl-o-ween costume contest, meet rescue dogs available for adoption, raffle, silent auction, prizes, food concession, Canine Good Citizen test ($15 donation), books, games, kissing booth. Proceeds will benefit S.C. Sheltie Rescue, Lowcountry Animal Rescue and Carolina Arts Aussie Rescue. (803) 920-0644; www.scsheltierescue.com
MIDLANDS RIDE FOR KIDS: Noon Sunday 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. Sunday 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
PAALS POOCHAPALOOZA: 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road. Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services’ dog-themed and dog-friendly event will feature a doggy fashion show, face painting, palm and paw reading, pawdicures (dog nail trimming), temporary tattoos, photo booth, drinks and snacks, raffles, games and a doggy kissing booth. Check out the adoptable dogs from the Heartworm Project and the Animal Protection League. $15; age 10 and younger will be admitted free. (803) 788-7063; www.paals.org
SECOND SUNDAY STROLL: Historic Columbia Foundation’s guided walking tour of Melrose Heights, 2 p.m. Sunday; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-ups welcome if space permits.
CAROLINA BARBECUE AND BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: 2-8 p.m. Sunday 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.
CIVIL RIGHTS SUNDAY MOVIE: 3 p.m. Sunday at the Nickelodeon Theatre, “Black Power Mixtape,” a collection of interviews and footage shot by Swedish journalists 1967-1975. A panel discussion on the Black Power movement in 1960s South Carolina will be moderated by S. Malik Whitaker. Panelists include Samuel “Kabisa” Edwards of Kwanzaa House, Bishop Redfern II of CityLight Ministries and Dr. Cleveland Sellers, president of Voorhees College. Part of the Columbia SC 63 initiative, the event is free; seats may be reserved at www.nickelodeon.org.
“5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE”: 3 p.m. Sunday at the Trustus Side Door Theatre, 520 Lady St. 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. Sunday 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
HALL OF HORRORS: 6-9 p.m. Sunday at 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. General admission tickets, $12; RIP (skip-the-line), $20. Proceeds benefit local and statewide charities. (803) 409-9139; www.hallofhorrors.com
CARDINAL HIGHLANDER GOLF CLASSIC: 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday at Woodcreek Farms, 301 Club Ridge Road, Elgin. Registration, 7:30 a.m.; 9 a.m. shotgun start, 2 p.m. awards ceremony. $150; $600 per foursome. Proceeds will benefit Cardinal Newman and Heathwood Hall schools and HomeWorks of America. (803) 782-2814; www.cnhs.org
AT-LARGE OPEN HOUSE: Councilman Cameron Runyan will meet with constituents 5-8 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 1737 Main St. For information or to make an appointment, call (803) 545-3061.
ALZHEIMER’S CARE TRAINING WORKSHOP: 9 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m. Tuesday and Oct. 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 email@example.com.
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING: 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 3200 Trenholm Road. Good exercise and fun. (803) 345-0158 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
HEALTHY LEARNERS CHAMPIONS FOR CHILDREN GOLF TOURNAMENT IN MEMORY OF GEORGE YOUNGINER: Wednesday at the Fort Jackson Golf Club. Noon shotgun start on the Wildcat and Old Hickory courses. Fundraiser will conclude with dinner, awards ceremony and a “Take Me Home Drawing.” Healthy Learners is a faith-based non-profit that connects chidlren to care so that poor health is not an obstacle to doing well in school. Spnsorships and in-kind donations still available. (803) 737-8797 or email email@example.com
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 “The Columbia Canal.” $10. Register at (803) 252-1770, ext. 23; www.historiccolumbia.org
“CHANGING THE CULTURE OF SEXUALITY EDUCATION”: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Francis Burns UMC, 5616 Farrow Road. Free live webinar for parents on how to effectively talk to young people about love, sex and relationships. A discussion will follow. (803) 754-1760
“5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE”: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Trustus Side Door Theatre, 520 Lady St. 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
“PORGY AND BESS”: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. The production will feature four singers from the Metropolitan Opera Company. Tickets are $30; groups, $25. (803) 276-6264; www.newberryoperahouse.com
HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR MORRIS GLASS: 7 p.m. Thursday at Beth Shalom Synagogue, 5827 N. Trenholm Road. Glass is co-author of the book “Chosen for Destruction: The Story of a Holocaust Survivor.” Presented by the S.C. Council on the Holocaust Teacher Advisory Committee.
BLUEGRASS, BIDDING AND BBQ: 7-10 p.m. Thursday at the Robert Mills House & Gardens, 1616 Blanding St. Silent auction (ends at 9 p.m.), good food and music by The Project. Sponsored by the Palladium Society, proceeds will go to the final stage of rehabilitation of the Woodrow Wilson Family Home. $40; Historic Columbia Foundation members, $30; Paladium Society members, $20. Tickets available at bluegrassbiddingbbq.eventbrite.com
AARP DRIVER SAFETY COURSE: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday at the Lexington Senior Center, 108 Park Road, Lexington. All licensed drivers are invited to attend, $14; AARP members, $12. Successful completion of the course may result in a reduction of insurance premiums. To register, call (803) 957-7979 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays; (803) 755-0735 after 5 p.m. and weekends.
CAMDEN ANTIQUES FAIR: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Oct. 19, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 20 at Rhame Arena, 517 Bull St., Camden. From antique furnishings, paintings, sporting artifacts, rugs, clocks and architectural salvage to jewelry, silver, crystal, toys, pottery and ceramics. A panel of experts will provide tips on painting restoration, silver, glass and porcelain repairs. Randy Ouzts will lecture on floral arrranging in period and contemporary containers at 9 a.m. Friday and Oct. 19. Tickets are $5 in advance, $10 at the door; a ticket is good for all three days. Proceeds will benefit the National Steeplechase Museum and the S.C. Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. (803) 432-6513; http://www.camdenantiquesfair.com
NATURE AT NIGHT: 7 p.m. Friday at Sesquicentennial State Park, 9564 Two Notch Road. Family hike for age 5 and older. Participants will look for animal eye shine, listen for nocturnal clamors and calls and try their hand at some of the skills nighttime creatures need to survive. $5; seniors and age 15 and younger, $3 Free for all Park Passport Plus holders. Adults must accompany children 15 and younger. Meet at the park office, dress appropriately for outdoors and bring a flashlight. Pre-registration is required, deadline is Oct. 16. (803) 788-2706 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
BRIAN SANDERS’ JUNK: Philadelphia-based modern dance troupe will perform “Patio Plastico Plus,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Irmo. Tickets are $30 and available at www.harbisontheatre.org
“5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE”: 8 p.m. Friday at the Trustus Side Door Theatre, 520 Lady St. 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
FALL VENDOR/CRAFT BAZAAR: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 19 at Ebenezer Pentecostal Holiness Church, 501 Church St., West Columbia. Handmade crafts, baked goods and jewelry as well as popular brand vendors. (803) 755-2883
LET’S MOVE WORKSHOP: 10 a.m. Oct. 19 at Hyatt Park, 950 Jackson Ave. Professional development workshop for early child care providers and parents. Sponsored by the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation, Richland County First Steps and Eau Claire Promise Zone. Free, but registration is required by Wednesday. (803) 545-3100 or email email@example.com; include your name and phone number with Let’s Move Workshop in the subject line.
WEST COLUMBIA CLEAN-UP DAY AND RECYCLING: 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 19. Clean out carports, garages, yard barns and storage sheds. Trim trees, shrubs and hedges. Weed flower beds. Rake yards and mow grass. Sweep driveways. Pick up trash, soda cans and cigarette butts along neighborhood streets. Separate clean-up day trash from regular household and yard waste. An electronics recycling truck will be set up at city hall and will accept computers, monitors, printers, laptops, microwaves and TVs. Some clean-up day items will be picked up on Oct. 19 but city sanitation trucks will pick up remaining items on the regular collection days Oct. 21-25. For large appliances, furniture or bulky items, call the West Columbia Sanitation Department at (803) 796-8006 to schedule collection.
TRICKS AND TREATS AT THE STATE MUSEUM: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 19 at 301 Gervais St. The family-friendly Halloween event will be Egyptian-themed to celebration the “Tutankhamun: Return of the King” exhibit. Haunted Halloween party with games and prizes, scavenger hunt, crafts, balloon art and more. Wear a costume and receive $1 off regular museum admission. Dress like an Egyptian and be entered to win a “King Tut” prize pack. The museum will open at 9 a.m. Admission to the party is included in general admission or membership. www.scmuseum.org
ADOPTION WEEKEND: Noon-4 p.m. Oct. 19 and 1-4 p.m. Oct. 20 at Pet Supplies Plus, 7467 St. Andrews Road, Irmo. SQ Rescue will be at the store with many adoptable dogs. During the month of October, Pet Supplies Plus will be donating proceeds on select merchandise, accepting donations and spreading awareness of homeless pets. (803) 749-5190
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
“5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE”: 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Trustus Side Door Theatre, 520 Lady St. 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
ROBERT EARL KEEN: 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. Reserve your tickets at the Newberry Opera House box office. Call (803) 276-6264 or visit www.harbisontheate.org
JUMPING THE BROOM BRIDAL SHOW: 2-5 p.m. Oct. 20 at DoubleTree by Hilton, 2100 Bush River Road. Sponsored by Jumping the Broom Magazine: A Wedding Guide for Women of Color, the multi-cultural bridal show will feature wedding vendors who understand and celebrate their rich cultural heritage. There will also be a giveaways and variety of entertainment. Tickets are $5 or a donation of two large canned food items for Harvest Hope Food Bank. www.jumpingthebroomsc.com
ROCKY BRANCH BASH: Noon-6 p.m. Oct. 20 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 2300 Greene St. Live music, food, cash bar, bike tuneups, rain barrel demonstration, leaf composting information, nature walk and a 4 p.m. rubber duck race — all in celebration of the opportunity to take Rocky Branch from a flood threat to a community asset. Sponsored by the Rocky Branch Watershed Alliance, a project of Sustainable Midlands.
“5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE”: 3 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Trustus Side Door Theatre, 520 Lady St. 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
PAOLO GUALDI IN CONCERT: 3 p.m. Oct. 20 at Rice Music House, Village at Sandhill. Part of the An Afternoon with a Steinway Series; free. (803) 254-2777
COLORED PENCIL DRAWING WORKSHOP: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 22 and 29, at Mays Park, 4100 Trenholm Road. Open to age 16 through adults, students will complete two projects. Registration deadline is Sunday. Minimum of five and a maximum of eight participants. $70, covers all materials. (803) 545-3093; email firstname.lastname@example.org
RAKU WORKSHOP: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 26 at the City of Columbia Art Center, 1928 Calhoun St. Pre-workshop instructions and on-site instruction, sponsored by the City of Columbia Art Center and Southern Pottery. Age 16 through adults, $80 (covers all materials needed for class). Minimum five students, maximum 12. Registration deadline is Oct. 21. (803) 545-3093 or email email@example.com
INTRODUCTION TO NEEDLE FELTING: Noon-4 p.m. Nov. 2 at the City of Columbia Art Center, 1928 Calhoun St. Students age 16 through adults will complete two projects; $55, includes all materials). Minimum five students, maximum 10. Registration deadline is Oct. 19. (803) 545-3093 or email firstname.lastname@example.org