Community Calendar for the Midlands, Oct. 15

October 15, 2013 

  • BEST BETS WEDNESDAY

    “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

    THURSDAY

    “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

TUESDAY

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 barbara.verzyl@homeinstead.com.

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

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 info@healthylearners.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

THURSDAY

“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

FRIDAY

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, Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday 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 Saturday. 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 Wednesday. (803) 788-2706 or email sesqui@scprt.com

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

SATURDAY

FALL VENDOR/CRAFT BAZAAR: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday 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

CAMDEN ANTIQUES FAIR: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday 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.. 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

WEST COLUMBIA CLEAN-UP DAY AND RECYCLING: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday. 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 Saturday but city sanitation trucks will pick up remaining items on the regular collection days Monday through Oct. 25. For large appliances, furniture or bulky items, call the West Columbia Sanitation Department at (803) 796-8006 to schedule collection.

LET’S MOVE WORKSHOP: 10 a.m. Saturday 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 jjwilliams@columbiasc.net; include your name and phone number with Let’s Move Workshop in the subject line.

TRICKS AND TREATS AT THE STATE MUSEUM: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday 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. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday 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. Saturday 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

CONTRA DANCE: 7-10:30 p.m. Saturday in the Arsenal Hill Park Building, 1800 Lincoln St. (Lincoln and Laurel streets). Live music by Bonne Terre; caller will be Kenny Greer. New dancers workshop 7-7:30 pm. $8; students with ID, $5. Bring clean, soft-soled, non-marking shoes. (803) 760-5881; www.contracola.org

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

SUNDAY

ADOPTION WEEKEND: 1-4 p.m. Sunday 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

OUT OF THE DARKNESS COMMUNITY WALK: 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel St. (Laurel and Huger streets). Check-in and registration, 1 p.m. Sponsored by the S.C. Chapter of the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, proceeds will benefit local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs. (803) 667-9853; www.outofthedarkness.org

JUMPING THE BROOM BRIDAL SHOW: 2-5 p.m. Sunday 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. Sunday 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. 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 1-6 pm. Tuesdays-Saturdays for reservations; www.trustus.org

PAOLO GUALDI IN CONCERT: 3 p.m. Sunday at Rice Music House, Village at Sandhill. Part of the An Afternoon with a Steinway Series; free. (803) 254-2777

UPCOMING EVENTS

ASK-A-LAWYER WEB CHAT: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 23. In observance of Celebrate Pro Bono Week, the S.C. Pro Bono Program will feature attorneys online to answer your legal questions. www.scbar.org/aal

S.C. HEAD START AWARENESS DAY: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 24 at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel St. Showcase of South Carolina’s premier comprehensive school readiness programs will include special attractions and activities for children and program quality recognitions. Free and open to the public. (843) 307-3286

“5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE”: 8 p.m. Oct. 24-26 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

BLYTHEFEST: 5-9 p.m. Oct. 25, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 26 at Trinity United Methodist Church. 90 Boney Road, Blythewood. Live entertainment, food, silent auction, bake sale, book sale, local vendors, children’s games and rides, face painting, haunted house, kids’ costume contest. Proceeds will benefit the Blythewood community, schools and Midlands’ charitable organizations.

WKES HARVEST HOEDOWN: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 25 at White Knoll Elementary School, 132 White Knoll Way, West Columbia. Students and families are invited to take part in line dancing, bingo, a cakewalk, cornhole tournament, food and prizes.

BLYTHEFEST 5K: 8 a.m. Oct. 26 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 90 Boney Road, Blythewood. Kids’ fun run starts at 9 a.m. Costumes welcome. Registration is $30 through Oct. 25 and $35 on race day. Kids fun run entry is $10. Proceeds will benefit the Blythewood community, schools and Midlands’ charitable organizations. http://blythefest.com/registration

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 Monday. (803) 545-3093 or email bloliver@columbiasc.net

OKTOBERFEST: 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 403 Park Road, Lexington. Dine in or take out — brats, sauerkraut, red cabbage, German potato salad, desserts. Free child care available. (803) 240-9311 or (803) 359-2444, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. Proceeds will benefit LICS and the church mission in Equador.

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 Saturday. (803) 545-3093 or email bloliver@columbiasc.net

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