Community Calendar for the Midlands, Oct. 26

October 26, 2013 

  • BEST BETS SATURDAY

    PUT DOWN THE GUNS, YOUNG PEOPLE: 6 p.m. Saturday at Miracle Deliverance Temple, 1712 Prescott Road. The nonprofit organization’s mission is to educate young children and teens to stay away from gun violence. There will be speakers, food and entertainment. (803) 714-0103

    OKTOBERFEST: 6 p.m. Saturday 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. Proceeds will benefit LICS and the church mission in Ecuador.

SATURDAY

LONGCREEK PLANTATION 5K, 10K: Registration begins at 6:45 a.m. Saturday at the Columbia Country Club, 135 Columbia Club Drive, Blythewood. Races start 7:30 a.m., awards presentation at 9 a.m. Proceeds will benefit Harvest Hope Food Bank and the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands. Race day registration, $30; students, $10. Register at www.strictlyrunning.com

BLYTHEFEST 5K: 8 a.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 90 Boney Road, Blythewood. Kids fun run starts at 9 a.m. Costumes welcome. Registration is $35. Kids fun run entry is $10. Not a runner? Check out the 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. http://blythefest.com

LUPUS WALK: 9 a.m. Saturday at Cayce Riverwalk Park, 201 Naples Ave., Cayce. Registration starts at 7:15 a.m.; finish line celebration, 11:30-noon. $25. Hosted by Lupus Columbia SC, whose mission is to support lupus survivors in the Columbia area through support groups as well as enabling them to conduct adaptive lifestyles. www.lupuscsc.org

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 with boardwalk with a park ranger. (803) 647-3970; http://www.nps.gov/cong

FALL FESTIVAL: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 2501 Heyward St. Games, live music, bounce houses, barbecue pork or chicken plates, $10. (803) 771-4540

PUT DOWN THE GUNS, YOUNG PEOPLE: 6 p.m. Saturday at Miracle Deliverance Temple, 1712 Prescott Road. The nonprofit organization’s mission is to educate young children and teens to stay away from gun violence. There will be speakers, food and entertainment. (803) 714-0103

OKTOBERFEST: 6 p.m. Saturday 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. Proceeds will benefit LICS and the church mission in Ecuador.

COLUMBIA BAROQUE SOLOISTS: “Composing Women” concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Concert Hall of Spears Fine Arts Center, Columbia College, 1301 Columbia College Drive. The women of the Baroque Soloists will perform music of five women composers of 17th and 18th century Italy and France. Advance tickets, $15; $18 at the door; students free with ID. www.columbiabaroque.com

“TWELVE ANGRY JURORS”: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow St. Free admission but donations are greatly appreciated. (803) 771-0408, ext. 127

“DRACULA”: Columbia City Ballet production, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Koger Center, 1051 Greene St. $15-$38. Miss South Carolina will host a costume contest. (803) 799-7605; www.columbiacityballet.com

“LOST IN YONKERS”: 8 p.m. Saturday at Sumter Little Theatre 14 Mood Ave., Sumter. Playwright Neil Simon’s 1991 Pulitzer Prize winner for drama is a family story about growing up, togetherness and trust. Tickets are $15; students, seniors and military, $12. (803) 775-2150

“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 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays for reservations; www.trustus.org

SUNDAY

“TWELVE ANGRY JURORS”: 3 p.m. Sunday at Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow St. Free admission but donations are greatly appreciated. (803) 771-0408, ext. 127

“LOST IN YONKERS”: 3 p.m. Sunday at Sumter Little Theatre 14 Mood Ave., Sumter. Playwright Neil Simon’s 1991 Pulitzer Prize winner for drama is a family story about growing up, togetherness and trust. Tickets are $15; students, seniors and military, $12. (803) 775-2150

MONDAY

BROADWAY TO BLUEGRASS: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Senate’s End, 300 Senate St. First of the Light the Way concert series to benefit a local nonprofit that serves the homeless population. Performances by Tina Stallard, Craig Butterfield, Jennifer Parker-Harley, Cliff Leamon, Ron Davis, Rich Conant, John Norris and the Blue Iguanas. Tickets are $20; refreshments by Dupre Catering, cash bar. Proceeds will benefit the Women’s Shelter. www.lightthewaysc.com

TUESDAY

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

CHANTICLEER: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. Grammy-winning a capella choral group sings without a conductor. Tickets are $49; students, $24.50; groups, $40. Dinner and performance, $80. (803) 276-6264; www.newberryoperahouse.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

THURSDAY

“LOST IN YONKERS”: 8 p.m. Thursday through Nov. 2 and 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at Sumter Little Theatre, 14 Mood Ave., Sumter. Playwright Neil Simon’s 1991 Pulitzer Prize winner for drama is a family story about growing up, togetherness and trust. Tickets are $15; students, seniors and military, $12. (803) 775-2150

FRIDAY

ROCK THE VOTE PARTY: 5 p.m. Friday at Deli Say No More, 1616 Taylor St. Meet the candidates for Districts 1 and 4, at-large and mayoral races. Live performance by Soul Unique and the Southern Grooveline Soul Line Dancers. $5 in advance, $7 at the door. (803) 552-9301

WINE AND JAZZ ON THE BOARDWALK: 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Saluda Shoals Wetland Preserve and Boardwalk, 5605 Bush River Road. Live music, wine and great food, sponsored by the Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce and the Saluda Shoals Foundation. Tickets are $30; couples, $50. (803) 731-5208

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

STEAM TRAIN EXCURSIONS: 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 2 and 9; 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 3 and 10 at the S.C. Railroad Museum, 110 Industrial Park Road, Winnsboro. Travel through the Fairfield County countryside to Greenbrier and back. The Flagg Coal #75 locomotive will be operating on the Rockton, Rion and Western Railroad. Tickets are $20 for the open car; $15 for coaches A, B and C (age 3 and older); age 2 and younger, free, if sitting on an adult passenger’s lap. (803) 712-4135; www.scrm.org

NURSES CARE WALK: 9 a.m. Nov. 2 at Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel St. No minium donation; T-shirts, $25, sweatshirts, $30. Proceeds will benefit the S.C. Nurses Foundation’s scholarship fund. (803) 873-1685

B-L HISTORIC DRIVING MAP TOUR: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 2, starting at Batesburg-Leesville Consolidated High School, 101 W. Columbia Ave., $5. Tour features 42 historic sites in the community. Limited seating available, tickets must be reserved in advance. Sponsored by the Woman’s Society of Batesburg-Leesville. (803) 413-2437 or email loisblack@sc.rr.com

REVOLUTIONARY WAR FIELD DAYS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 2 and 3 at the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, 222 Broad St., Camden. War tribunals; artillery demonstrations; fife and drum concerts; British, Patriots and Hessian camps; demonstrations of domestic skills, crafts and trades; period fashion show, Kershaw-Cornwallis House tours, children’s activities, food vendors and more. Daily admission is $8; seniors and military, $6; ages 6-12, $4; age 5 and younger, free. Family package (two adults and three children 12 and younger), $20. Free parking, no pets, please. (803) 432-9841; www.historic-camden.net

FALL FESTIVAL: 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at Goodwill Plantation, 1291 Goodwill Road, Eastover. Fundraiser for the Congaree Land Trust will feature bluegrass and barbecue, nature walks, paddling on the mill pond, mule plow contest, wagon tours, basket weaving and yarn spinning demonstrations. Children’s Brown Bag for ages 5-12 is slated for 2-3:30 p.m.; participants will be treated to a guided nature hike, sack races and games, hands-on basket weaving lesson and a brown bag snack. Tickets are $45; CLT members, $35; age 5 and older, $10; age 4 and younger, free. www.congareelt.org

HONOR FLIGHT TRIBUTE SHOW: 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Township Auditorium, 1703 Taylor St. 1940s USO-style show will feature the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Victory Belles and comedian Bill Johnson, a Bob Hope impersonator. Tickets are $25; age 12 and younger, $12.50; www.ticketmaster.com or the Township box office. WWII and Korean War veterans and one guest get in free, call (803) 582-8203 for veteran tickets.

ROCKBRIDGE BAZAAR: Noon-5 p.m. at the Rockbridge Club, 4135 Rockbridge Road. Start (or finish) your Christmas shopping; event will feature more than 50 local businesses and crafters. Admission is $1 or a canned food donation for Harvest Hope Food Bank. (803) 622-8345 or email rockbridgebazaar@gmail.com

CAROLINA JAZZ SOCIETY: Dixieland jazz concert, 2:30-5 pm. Nov. 3 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 Aletha Jacobs, piano. $10; age 18 and younger, free. (803) 432-1504

LEXINGTON COUNTY VETERANS PARADE: 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at Main Street and S. Lake Drive, Lexington. Gold Star families will serve as grand marshals; a memorial service will be held at the Veterans Monument following the parade. Sponsored by Lexington County Veterans Affairs, Town of Lexington, American Legion Post 7, VFW Post 8738 and Kirby Floats. (803) 785-1454

USC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St. “Songs of Life Festival: A Melancholy Beauty” commemorates the 70th anniversary of the rescue of Bulgaria’s Jewish population from the Nazis. The special off-season concert will also feature the National Folklore Ensemble of Bulgaria. Tickets are $30; seniors, USC faculty and staff, $25; students, $8. www.capitoltickets.com or at the Koger Center box office, Greene and Park streets.

MOMMY AND ME ART CLASS: 10-11 a.m. Nov. 4-25 at the Art Center, 1928 Calhoun St. Creation of art pieces in clay and drawing for children ages 2-5 and a parent. Registration is $50; deadline is Sunday. Minimum class, five children and parents; maximum, 10 children and parents. Registration and information, bloliver@columbiasc.net

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