Community Calendar for the Midlands, Dec. 17

December 17, 2013 

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    TUESDAY

    CITY OF CAYCE ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Granby Gardens Park, 1800 12th St. Elected officials, business leaders and employees of the City of Cayce will plant a tree to emphasize the important role trees have in providing beautification, recreation and green spaces in the community.

    ROYAL BALLET’S “THE NUTCRACKER”: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Regal Sandhill Cinema 16, 450 Town Center Place. Just in case you haven’t had your fill of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic, catch it on the big screen; $15. (803) 736-1896

TUESDAY

CITY OF CAYCE ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Granby Gardens Park, 1800 12th St. Elected officials, business leaders and employees of the City of Cayce will plant a tree to emphasize the important role trees have in providing beautification, recreation and green spaces in the community.

“WHO KILLED THE BOSS?”: 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Old Mill Brewpub, 711 E. Main St., Lexington. What better time to get even with your co-workers than the office Christmas party? Tickets are $30, available at www.brownpapertickets.com

CHAMBER CHOIR OF KERSHAW COUNTY: Christmas concert, 7 p.m. Tuesday in Wood Auditorium at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, 810 Lyttleton St., Camden; $5. (803) 425-7676; www.fineartscenter.org

ROYAL BALLET’S “THE NUTCRACKER”: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Regal Sandhill Cinema 16, 450 Town Center Place. Just in case you haven’t had your fill of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic, catch it on the big screen; $15. (803) 736-1896

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

THURSDAY

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL”: Performance of the new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic story, 8 p.m. Thursday at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. $20; students, $15. (803) 254-9732; www.trustus.org

FRIDAY

SPLASH OF RED HOLIDAY BASH: 8 p.m.-midnight Friday at 701 Whaley St. Hip Hop and R&B provided by DJ Loui Vee. For age 21 and older, casual dress (no sneakers); a splash of red preferred but not required. Sponsored by the Richland County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, advance tickets are $20; $25 at the door. Advance tickets available by emailing rcasplashofred@yahoo.com or (803) 786-7796. All proceeds will benefit the RCA scholarship fund.

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL”: Performance of the new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic story, 8 p.m. Friday at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. $20; students, $15. (803) 254-9732; www.trustus.org

SATURDAY

WINTERFEST: Saturday through Jan. 4 at the State Museum, 301 Gervais St. Saturday events include holiday crafts and scavenger hunt, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; visit with Santa, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Columbia Marionette Theatre’s “Santa’s Christmas Party,” 2 p.m. Sunday events: holiday crafts and scavenger hunt, 1-5 p.m.; visit with Santa, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; screening of “Ice Age: Mammoth Christmas,” 2 p.m. Monday events: holiday crafts, including pine cone decorating and a scavenger hunt, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; visit with Santa, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Starlab portable planetarium show, “Winter Skies,” 1 p.m.; Polar Express Party at 4 p.m. will include a screening of “The Polar Express,” followed by hot chocolate and cookies. Arrive in your most comfy PJs and settle down to watch the movie with free popcorn. Bring a camera for pictures with a special visitor from the North Pole. Tickets are $7; museum members, $5. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. WinterFest continues Dec. 26 and 27 with more holiday crafts and a scavenger hunt from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Live Science Theatre show with audience participation at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; and the King Tut craft table, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Christmas week winds up Dec. 28 with holiday crafts and scavenger hunt, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and a 2 p.m. performance by the Columbia Marionette Theatre’s production of Rockin’ Through the Ages.” Crafts, scavenger hunt and games from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 29. Dec. 30-Jan. 4 sessions will feature crafts and scavenger hunts 10 a.m.-4 p.m. “Art of Shadow Puppetry,” workshop and performance, 11:30 a.m. Dec. 30. The Jan. 2 museum and a movie will be a Civil War movie marathon, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 3 museum and a movie will feature an Egyptian movie marathon to celebrate the exhibition “Tutankhamun: Return of the King.” WinterFest wraps up Jan. 4 with King Tut Day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dress like an Egyptian and receive $1 off general admission. All WinterFest activities are free with general admission or membership, except the Polar Express Party. (803) 898-4999; www.scmuseum.org

COLUMBIA MARIONETTE THEATRE: Performances of “Aladdin” will be 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 28. The theatre is at 401 Laurel St. Tickets are $5. (803) 252-7366; www.cmtpuppet.org

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL”: Performance of the new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic story, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. $20; students, $15. (803) 254-9732; www.trustus.org

CONTRA DANCE: 7-10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Arsenal Hill Park Building, 1800 Lincoln St. Live music by Cabin Fever, caller will be Lindsay Morris. New dancers workshop, 7-7:30 p.m. Bring a pair of clean, soft-soled, non-marking shoes. Sponsored by Columbia Traditional Music and Dance, tickets are $8; students with ID, $5. (803) 760-5881; www.contracola.org

SUNDAY

WINTERFEST: Through Jan. 4 at the State Museum, 301 Gervais St. Sunday events: holiday crafts and scavenger hunt, 1-5 p.m.; visit with Santa, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; screening of “Ice Age: Mammoth Christmas,” 2 p.m. Monday events: holiday crafts, including pine cone decorating and a scavenger hunt, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; visit with Santa, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Starlab portable planetarium show, “Winter Skies,” 1 p.m.; Polar Express Party at 4 p.m. will include a screening of “The Polar Express,” followed by hot chocolate and cookies. Arrive in your most comfy PJs and settle down to watch the movie with free popcorn. Bring a camera for pictures with a special visitor from the North Pole. Tickets are $7; museum members, $5. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. WinterFest continues Dec. 26 and 27 with more holiday crafts and a scavenger hunt from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Live Science Theatre show with audience participation at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; and the King Tut craft table, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Christmas week winds up Dec. 28 with holiday crafts and scavenger hunt, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and a 2 p.m. performance by the Columbia Marionette Theatre’s production of Rockin’ Through the Ages.” Crafts, scavenger hunt and games from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 29. Dec. 30-Jan. 4 sessions will feature crafts and scavenger hunts 10 a.m.-4 p.m. “Art of Shadow Puppetry,” workshop and performance, 11:30 a.m. Dec. 30. The Jan. 2 museum and a movie will be a Civil War movie marathon, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 3 museum and a movie will feature an Egyptian movie marathon to celebrate the exhibition “Tutankhamun: Return of the King.” WinterFest wraps up Jan. 4 with King Tut Day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dress like an Egyptian and receive $1 off general admission. All WinterFest activities are free with general admission or membership, except the Polar Express Party. (803) 898-4999; www.scmuseum.org

MONDAY

WINTERFEST: Through Jan. 4 at the State Museum, 301 Gervais St. Monday events: holiday crafts, including pine cone decorating and a scavenger hunt, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; visit with Santa, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Starlab portable planetarium show, “Winter Skies,” 1 p.m.; Polar Express Party at 4 p.m. will include a screening of “The Polar Express,” followed by hot chocolate and cookies. Arrive in your most comfy PJs and settle down to watch the movie with free popcorn. Bring a camera for pictures with a special visitor from the North Pole. Tickets are $7; museum members, $5. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. WinterFest continues Dec. 26 and 27 with more holiday crafts and a scavenger hunt from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Live Science Theatre show with audience participation at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; and the King Tut craft table, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Christmas week winds up Dec. 28 with holiday crafts and scavenger hunt, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and a 2 p.m. performance by the Columbia Marionette Theatre’s production of Rockin’ Through the Ages.” Crafts, scavenger hunt and games from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 29. Dec. 30-Jan. 4 sessions will feature crafts and scavenger hunts 10 a.m.-4 p.m. “Art of Shadow Puppetry,” workshop and performance, 11:30 a.m. Dec. 30. The Jan. 2 museum and a movie will be a Civil War movie marathon, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 3 museum and a movie will feature an Egyptian movie marathon to celebrate the exhibition “Tutankhamun: Return of the King.” WinterFest wraps up Jan. 4 with King Tut Day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dress like an Egyptian and receive $1 off general admission. All WinterFest activities are free with general admission or membership, except the Polar Express Party. (803) 898-4999; www.scmuseum.org

UPCOMING EVENTS

WINTERFEST: Through Jan. 4 at the State Museum, 301 Gervais St. Dec. 26 and 27 schedule will feature holiday crafts and a scavenger hunt from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Live Science Theatre show with audience participation at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; and the King Tut craft table, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Christmas week winds up Dec. 28 with holiday crafts and scavenger hunt, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and a 2 p.m. performance by the Columbia Marionette Theatre’s production of Rockin’ Through the Ages.” Crafts, scavenger hunt and games from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 29. Dec. 30-Jan. 4 sessions will feature crafts and scavenger hunts 10 a.m.-4 p.m. “Art of Shadow Puppetry,” workshop and performance, 11:30 a.m. Dec. 30. The Jan. 2 museum and a movie will be a Civil War movie marathon, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 3 museum and a movie will feature an Egyptian movie marathon to celebrate the exhibition “Tutankhamun: Return of the King.” WinterFest wraps up Jan. 4 with King Tut Day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dress like an Egyptian and receive $1 off general admission. All WinterFest activities are free with general admission or membership, except the Polar Express Party. (803) 898-4999; www.scmuseum.org

S.C. TRUMPET AND TROMBONE DAY: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 4 at the USC School of Music Recital Hall, 813 Assembly St. $10 at the door at 9 a.m.; parents may attend free. All-state audition preparation workshops, guest artist recitals and master classes and instrument vendors. James Ackley, ackley@mailbox.sc.edu or Bradley Edwards, edwards@mailbox.sc.edu

$1 SUNDAY AT THE STATE MUSEUM: 1-5 p.m. Jan. 5 at 301 Gervais St. Admission is $1 the first Sunday monthly. (803) 898-4999; www.scmuseum.org

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCES: 7:30-10:30 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of each month at the Lourie Center. Jan. 10 event will feature live music by the Dancetimers. Admission is $10; $7 for Lourie Center members with membership cards. Open to the public age 21 and older; BYOB and snacks; hot coffee will be provided.

LOW CALORIE CRACKED CANDY MOSAIC ART WORKSHOP: 1-3 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 11 and Jan. 18 at the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Art Center, 1928 Calhoun St. Instructor will be Sharon Funderburk. Registration is $90 (includes all supplies and materials.(803) 545-3093; email bloliver@columbiasc.net

MINDFULNESS- BASED STRESS REDUCTION: 6:15-7:15 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 20-March 10; orientation, 6:15-7:15 p.m. Jan. 13. 9-11:15 a.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 21-March 11; orientation, 9-10 a.m. Jan. 14. Classes meet at Upstream: A Center for Mindfulness Practice and Holistic Mental Health, 2123 College St. $400. (803) 250-6764; www.upstream.com

CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP: 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 16 at the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Art Center, 1928 Calhoun St. Class will be led by Natasha Lawrence, instructor at the Charleston Museum and calligrapher to the HIstoric Charleston Foundation; $45, includes supplies and materials. (803) 545-3093; email bloliver@columbiasc.net

CMA JAZZ ON MAIN: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St., featuring Noel Freidline as artistic director. The inaugural concert is a tribute to the great voices of jazz — Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra, Dinah Washington, Nat “King” Cole, Etta James and Julie London. Doors open at 7 p.m., cash bar available. Sponsorship tables are available for $200 (includes premier seating for four guests and a bottle of wine). Individual seats, $40; $30 for museum members, students, $5. www.columbiamuseum.org

INTRODUCTION TO JEWELRY MAKING: Noon-4 p.m. Jan. 25 at Mayes Park, 4100 Trenholm Road. Instructor will be Melinda Cunningham. Registration is $55; includes supplies and materials. (803) 545-3093; email bloliver@columbiasc.net

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