Community Calendar for the Midlands, Dec. 27

December 27, 2013 

  • BEST BETS

    JAN. 10

    ARTS AT SHANDON: Davidson College Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at Shandon Presbyterian Church, 807 Woodrow St. Admission is free, donations welcome. A reception will follow. (803) 771-4408; www.shandonpres.org

    “CRIMES OF THE HEART”: Jan. 10-25 at Workshop Theatre, 1136 Bull St. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. $20; age 60 and older, and active military, $17; age 13 through college, $14; age 12 and younger, $10. (803) 799-6551; www.workshoptheatre.com

FRIDAY

WINTERFEST: Through Jan. 4 at the State Museum, 301 Gervais St. The schedule for Friday 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. All WinterFest activities are free with general admission or membership. (803) 898-4999; www.scmuseum.org

SATURDAY

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

CONGAREE NATIONAL PARK: Get out of the house for the park’s final Tree Trek of the year, 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Meet at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center, 100 National Park Road, Hopkins. Free. (803) 776-4396; www.nps.gov/cong

TUESDAY

“WHO KILLED THE BOSS?”: 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at Theatre Rowe/Columbia Dinner Theatre, 3400 Forest Drive (second level, Richland Mall). Tickets are $30; students, seniors and military, $27. (803) 200-2012; www.brownpapertickets.com

UPCOMING EVENTS

SAFE SITTER COURSES: One-day babysitting courses for ages 11-14 will be 8:30 a.m. Thursday and Jan. 3 at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., in the ground-floor classroom. Designed by a pediatrician and endorsed by the American Society of Pediatrics, the course provides teens with information on nurturing childcare techniques, basic lifesaving techniques, safety precautions and how and when to call for help. Each participant will receive a Safe Sitter manual, a completion card and a T-shirt. $75; advance registration is required. Participants should bring their lunch. (803) 296-2273; www.palmettohealth.org

“LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE”: Jan. 3-18 at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 3 p.m. Jan. 5. (803) 254-9732; www.trustus.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, master classes and instrument vendors. James Ackley, ackley@mailbox.sc.edu or Bradley Edwards, edwards@mailbox.sc.edu

PALMETTO ARTIST SERIES: Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 6952 St. Andrews Road. Group’s 35th anniversary tour features hymn classics with a contemporary flair; $12. (803) 732-2274, ext. 210; www.sapc.net/pas

$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

“FOREVER AND A DAY”: 6 p.m. Jan. 5 at the Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. Opening reception for the Shakespeare film series will be followed by an 8 p.m. screening of “Romeo + Juliet,” at the Nickelodeon. USC English professor David Miller will share some of the ideas he brings to his Shakespeare courses. $35; CMA and Nickelodeon members, $25. (803) 254-8234; www.nickelodeon.org

EARLY COLUMBIA LECTURE SERIES: “The Capital City Rebuilds,” 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 7-Feb. 18 at the Seibels House and Garden, 1601 Richland St. Led by Dr. Warner Montgomery, topics include “The Civil War Refuge and Disaster,” Jan. 7; “Reconstruction and Healing,” Jan. 14; “Transportation: Rivers, Roads, Railroads,” Jan. 21; “Economic Development: Textiles and Agriculture,” Feb. 4; “Public Education,” Feb. 11; and “Higher Education: Colleges and Universities,” Feb. 18. There will be an optional bus tour Jan. 26. “Columbia Revisited” will be used as the textbook for the series, $29.95; Historic Columbia Foundation members, $26.95. Registration is $60; Historic Columbia members, $50; students, $35 or $10 per class. (803) 252-1770, ext. 23; www.historiccolumbia.org

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE: 7:30-10:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). 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. (803) 779-1971; www.louriecentersc.com

ARTS AT SHANDON: Davidson College Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at Shandon Presbyterian Church, 807 Woodrow St. Admission is free, donations welcome. A reception will follow. (803) 771-4408; www.shandonpres.org

“CRIMES OF THE HEART”: Jan. 10-25 at Workshop Theatre, 1136 Bull St. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. $20; age 60 and older, and active military, $17; age 13 through college, $14; age 12 and younger, $10. (803) 799-6551; www.workshoptheatre.com

WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT FORUM: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at Reid Chapel AME Church, 704 Gabriel St. Topics will include violence against women, electing women to public office, the Affordable Healthcare Act and its impact on women. Sponsored by the Columbia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority in partnership with the 7th Episcopal District African Methodist Episcopal Church Women’s Missionary Society. (803) 735-1444

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE NATURE WALKS: 11 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 11-18 at Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Road, Hopkins (meet at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center). Join contemporary artist Mary Gilkerson as she sketches park landscapes for a mural to be placed in the visitor center. Bring a notebook and pencil for sketching as well as a camera to document the landscape. Free. Park visitors are also invited to meet Gilkerson and observe her at work on the mural beginning in early January. The center is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. (803) 776-4396; www.nps.gov/cong

LOW CALORIE CRACKED CANDY MOSAIC ART WORKSHOP: 1-3 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 11 and 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

S.C. PHILHARMONIC: Beethoven & Blue Jeans, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St. Pianist Alessio Bass will perform Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 and John Fitz Rogers will present the world premiere of the SCP’s 50th season commission; the concert closes out with Brahms’ Symphony No. 5. Tickets are $22-$52. (803) 251-2222; www.capitoltickets.com

SUNDAY AT LOWMAN CONCERT: Palmetto Brass Band performance, 3 p.m. Jan. 12 in the New Life Chapel, The Heritage at Lowman, 2101 Dutch Fork Road, White Rock. Concerts are free and open to the public, a reception will follow in Hoefler Gallery. (803) 451-7414

COLUMBIA BAROQUE SOLOISTS: Gala and silent auction, 4-6 p.m. Jan. 12 at Spring Valley Country Club, 300 Spring Valley Road. An afternoon of baroque music, hors d’oeuvres prepared by club chefs, silent auction of pleasures and treasures, cash wine bar and door prizes. Tickets are $35; proceeds support concerts and educational activities of Columbia Baroque Soloists. www.columbiabaroque.com

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

WINTER MUSEUM ROAD SHOW: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 18. Local experts will offer informal appraisals of fine art, textiles, military memorabilia, furniture, jewelry and more. Limit four items per person. Tickets are $20 for the first item ($15 for museum members), $30 for two items (members, $25), $35 for three items (members, $30) and $40 for four items (members, $35). Tickets available in advance at (803) 898-4999. http://www.scmuseum.org/ or email publicprograms@scmuseum.org

CHARLES FUGO FACULTY PIANO RECITAL: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21 in the USC School of Music Recital Hall, 813 Assembly St. Music by Mozart, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and Chopin. Free.

USC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St. Program will feature performances by winners of the USC Concerto-Aria Competition. $30; seniors, USC faculty and staff, $25; students, $8. (803) 251-2222; www.capitoltickets.com

“CLYBOURNE PARK”: Jan. 24-Feb. 8 at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $22; seniors and military, $20; students, $15. (803) 254-9732; www.trustus.org

WINTER NATURE WALK: 10 a.m. Jan. 25 at Sesquicentennial State Park, 9564 Two Notch Road. Ninety-minute program, designed for age 5 and older, is a casual stroll along the half-mile Jackson Creek Nature Trail. Participants will learn about the plants and animals found in the park. Meet at the park office and dress appropriately for the outdoors. $5; seniors and age 15 and younger, $3. Free to all Park Passport Plus holders. Adults must accompany children 15 and younger. Preregistration is required; deadline is Jan. 23. (803) 788-2706 or email sesqui@scprt.com

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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