Community Calendar for the Midlands, Oct. 30

October 30, 2013 

  • BEST BETS SATURDAY

    NURSES CARE WALK: 9 a.m. Saturday at Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel St. No minimum 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. Saturday 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

WEDNESDAY

SHEPHERD’S CENTER OF COLUMBIA: Classes for seniors 55 and older, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday and 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 Saturday and 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

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

SATURDAY

FINANCIAL SEMINAR: 9 a.m.- noon Saturday at the City of Columbia’s Community Development Department, 1225 Lady St., second floor. Topics include banking, savings, budgeting, building credit, types of loans, repairing derogatory credit, credit scams and Fair Housing laws. Free; but seating is limited, call (803) 545-3373 and ask for Felicia Wilks or Tracey Brown to register.

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

STEAM TRAIN EXCURSIONS: 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 9; 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 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

B-L HISTORIC DRIVING MAP TOUR: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday 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. Saturday and Sunday 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

REPTICON: Reptile expo, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Jamil Temple, 206 Jamil Road. Reptiles, amphibians, spiders, invertebrates and small exotic animals; breeders and vendors will offer animals, merchandise, cages, supplies, live and frozen feeders, seminars and more. Tickets are $ 10; age 5-12, $5: age 4 and younger, free. Advance tickets available at www.repticon.com/columbia.html

KATHERYN M. BELLFIELD BOOKER WASHINGTON HEIGHTS CULTURAL ARTS CENTER: Grand reopening, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at 2611 Grant St. Program demonstrations, bounce house, children’s games, bike parade, bingo, farmers market, door prizes and more. (803) 255-8166

McKISSICK MUSEUM: 1-4 p.m. Saturday on the University of South Carolina’s historic Horseshoe. Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award recipients John Thomas Fowler and Will Moreau Goins will present an afternoon of Appalachian and Native American stories, songs and music. The program is part of an ongoing series celebrating Diverse Voices, an exhibition on view at the museum through July 26. Free and open to the public, parking is available in the garage at the corner of Pendleton and Bull streets. (803) 777-2876; http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/mckissickmuseum

SUNDAY

REPTICON: Reptile expo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Jamil Temple, 206 Jamil Road. Reptiles, amphibians, spiders, invertebrates and small exotic animals; breeders and vendors will offer animals, merchandise, cages, supplies, live and frozen feeders, seminars and more. Tickets are $ 10; age 5-12, $5: age 4 and younger, free. Advance tickets available at www.repticon.com/columbia.html

REVOLUTIONARY WAR FIELD DAYS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday 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. Sunday 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

STATE MUSEUM: 1-5 p.m. Sunday, $1 admission the first Sunday of each month, 301 Gervais St. (803) 898-4952; www.scmuseum.org

STEAM TRAIN EXCURSIONS: 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 10: 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 9 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

HONOR FLIGHT TRIBUTE SHOW: 3 p.m. Sunday 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. Sunday 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. 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 Aletha Jacobs, piano. $10; age 18 and younger, free. (803) 432-1504

LEXINGTON COUNTY VETERANS PARADE: 3 p.m. Sunday 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. Sunday 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; available at the Koger Center box office, Greene and Park streets or www.capitoltickets.com

MONDAY

JAZZ FLUTE RECITAL: Guest artist Kris Keith, 4:30 p.m. Monday at the USC School of Music recital hall. Free. www.sc.edu/music

FREE LEGAL CLINIC: 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at the Lexington County Public Library, 5440 Augusta Road, Lexington. W. Lisa Brink will discuss end of life issues including health car powers of attorney, living wills, DNR orders, funeral planning and cremation. Sponsored by the S.C. Bar Pro Bono Program. (803) 799-6653, ext. 158; www.scbar.org/clinics

TUESDAY

DRIVER SAFETY CLASS: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Northside Baptist Church, 4347 Sunset Blvd., Lexington. Safety strategies review and refresher points for safe driving taught by a South Carolina state certified instructor; $14. Those who successfully complete the course may be eligible for a reduction of their insurance premiums.(803) 772-1181

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

AILEY II DANCE TROUPE: 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St. Presented by USC Dance. Tickets are $20-$40. (803) 777-5112; www.capitoltickets.com

PIANO RECITAL: Guest artist Kimiko Ishizaka, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the USC School of Music recital hall. Free. www.sc.edu/music

CHRISTIAN ASSISTANCE BRIDGE FUNDRAISER: 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at The Farm in Ridgeway, 3248 U.S. 21 South. The new service agency provides emergency aid to individuals in need, especially those in the 29016 and 29130 ZIP codes. Dress for the gala dinner featuring live music and Carolina cuisine is business casual. Tickets are $50; sponsorships are available, starting at $500. Call (803) 786-1637

BLUES, BREWS & BBQ AT THE RIVER: 6-9 p.m. Nov. 7 at Stone River, 121 Alexander Road, West Columbia. Door prize, silent auction, music by Bandkamp. Tickets are $35 (through Monday; $40 at the door, includes full barbecue dinner, beer and wine. Must be 21 to attend. Proceeds will benefit the Family Shelter of Columbia, supporting food, shelter and program services offered to homeless families in the Midlands. www.columbiafamilyshelter.org/events

PALMETTO PANS STEEL BAND: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the USC School of Music recital hall. Hear the music of Trinidad and Tobago, island classics and popular music; then keep the fun going at a tropical after-party. Free. www.sc.edu/music

“COPPELIA”: 7 p.m. Nov. 7, 9 and 3 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Richland 2 Auditorium, 7500 Brookfield Road. Palmetto Center for the Arts production of the comedic ballet. Tickets are $7; students, $5. (803) 699-2800, ext. 79833

LEXINGTON WOMAN’S CLUB: “Party with a Purpose” wine event, 6:30-9 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center, 311 W. Main St., Lexington. $20; $30 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund. (803) 447-2511 or email mermwilliams@yahoo.com

“CONFESSIONS OF A GOOD MAN”: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8, 9 at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Harbison. Tickets are $20-$30; group rates available. (803) 348-1841

AUTUMN DANCE CONCERT: The Sensational Epics, 7:30-11 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Doors open at 6:30 p.m., open seating, casual dress. Age 21 and older, BYOB and snacks; sodas and ice will be available for sale. Reserved tables available with a single purchase of six or more tickets. (803) 779-1971; www.louriecentersc.com

OPERA AT USC: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8, 9; 3 p.m. Nov. 10 at Drayton Hall, College Street, between Sumter and Greene streets. “Candide,” a satirical comedy opera in two acts adapted from Voltaire’s novella and joined with high-spirited music by Leonard Bernstein. $25; seniors, USC faculty/staff and military, $20; students, $7. (803) 251-2222; www.capitoltickets.com or at the Koger Center box office, Greene and Park streets.

“VENUS IN FUR”: Nov. 8-16 on the Trustus Main Stage, 520 Lady St. Shows are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $22; military and seniors, $20; students, $15. Half-price student rush tickets are available 15 minutes prior to curtain. (803) 254-7932; www.trustus.org

STEAM TRAIN EXCURSIONS: 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 9; 1:30, 3:30 p.m. Nov. 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

E-WASTE RECYCLING EVENT: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 9 at Gilbert Elementary School, 314 N. Main St., Gilbert. The following electronics will be accepted for recycling from Lexington County residents only: computers (laptops, monitors, CPUs, keyboards, printers, scanners), TVs, copiers, VCR and DVD players, fax machines, telephone systems, cell phones and household electronics (stereos, radios, PDAs and electronic game systems). Sponsored by Lexington County Solid Waste Management. (803) 785-3340; www.lex-co.sc.gov/recycling

NATIVE AMERICAN CHEROKEE TRAIL RIVER FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Cayce Historical Museum and grounds, 1800 12th St. Ext., Cayce. Free event will feature Native Ameican dancers in regalia, history of the Cherokee Trail, storytelling, children’s activities, food and craft vendors, demonstrations, history showcase and the Edisto River Singers. (803) 661-5612 or email circleofnativeamericans@aol.com

TAKIN’ IN TO THE STREET: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 9 at Henry Moore Park, 1500 Old Dunbar Road, Cayce. Community event will feature hHorseback riding, gospel singers, Trinity Soul Line Dancers and more. Presented by Cynthia Robinson Outreach Ministry and partners. (803) 269-8538

VETERANS DAY WEEKEND: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 9 and 1-5 p.m. Nov. 10 at the State Museum, 301 Gervais St. Nov. 9 events will feature military reenactors and a screening of the movie “Glory,” followed by a history curator-led tour on African American soldiers in the Civil War. Military reenactors will also be on hand Nov. 10. Special military discount to all veterans and active military members with a valid ID both days. (803) 898-4921; www.scmuseum.org

CHILI COOK-OFF IN FIVE POINTS: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 9 in the 2100 block of Greene St. Guests can tast more than 50 unique chili varieties with lots of fixings for a donation and enjoy free, live entertainment for the whole family. Chilis will be judged in the following categories, overall best chili, best vegetarian, best edible hot, overall best set-up, best bar and best fundraising. Proceeds will benefit Camp Kemo and The Hope Center. Registration, $75 for a 10x10 tent, weights, tables, chairs, fire extinguisher and hand-washing station, all set up and ready to go. DIY, $5; chef team is provided with a space for their own set-up. Sponsored by the Five Points Association. (803) 748-7373 or email amybeth@fivepointscolumbia.com

ETSY KNOW-HOW: Noon-4 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Columbia Parks and Recreation Arts Center, 1928 Calhoun St. A workshop for those who want to set up their own shop on Etsy, a crafters and artisan website. Handouts will provide detailed information and step-by-step instructions on multiple activities of creating and maintaining an Etsy shop. $55; a minimum of eight participants and a maximum of 15 will be accepted. Email bloliver@columbiasc.net for information and registration.

COLUMBIA’S 19th ANNUAL BLUES FESTIVAL: Noon-10 p.m. Nov. 9 at Martin Luther King Park, 2300 Greene St. Free concert will include a tribute to Frank Smoak, along with performances by Mill Billy Blues, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Tommy Malone and Sonny Landreth. Food and beverage concessions (no coolers, please), arts and crafts, children’s activities. (803) 733-8452; www.columbiabluesfest.com

FALL FASHION SHOW AND EXTRAVAGANZA: 5-7 p.m. Nov. 9 at Taylor Memorial Baptist Church, 1004 Short St. (803) 254-4685

RAYS OF HOPE — ALL ABOUT RENEWABLE ENERGY: 12:15-1:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in Player Hall at Shandon United Methodist Church, 3407 Devine St. Lunch presentation by Fran Rametta, retired ranger-naturalist at Congaree National Park. $5; registration deadline is Nov. 6. (803) 256-8383, ext. 115 or email acox@shandon-umc.org

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