Community Calendar for the Midlands, Jan. 12

January 12, 2014 

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    MONDAY

    LIGHT THE WAY CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Monday at the USC School of Music recital hall, 813 Assembly St. Featured performers will be the Sandlapper Singers, and Duo de Vista (Marina Alexandra on guitar and Terri Forscher on flute). Tickets are $20, students, $10; refreshments will be served and a charity bar will be provided by The Whig. Proceeds will benefit the Downtown Church Bicycles for the Homeless project.

THURSDAY

“JAN BANNING: DOWN AND OUT IN THE SOUTH”: Artist reception 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the 701 Center for Contemporary Art, 701 Whaley St., second floor. $5 suggested donation; CCA members, free. The photography exhibit will be up through Jan. 16-March 2. (803) 319-9949; www.701cca.org

SUNDAY

SECOND SUNDAY STROLL: 2 p.m. Sunday; join Historic Columbia for a guided walking tour highlighting the architecture and history of the Robert Mills District West. The district contains more than 100 historic structures embodying more than three centuries of diverse residential and institutional architecture. Meet at the Mann-Simons Site at 1403 Richland St. $8; youth, $5; HC members, free. (803) 252-1770, ext. 23 or email reservations@historiccolumbia.org

SUNDAY AT LOWMAN CONCERT: Palmetto Brass Band performance, 3 p.m. Sunday 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. Sunday 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

MONDAY

MAIN STREET ICE: 4-9 p.m. Monday at Boyd Plaza, Main and Hampton streets. Skaters who sport their favorite NFL team gear will get a discounted skate price of $8. Skaters who donate either three canned food or three hygiene items for Harvest Hope and Sistercare will receive a $8 ticket price. The rink is scheduled to close Monday, Jan. 20. (803) 545-3100

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

LIGHT THE WAY CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Monday at the USC School of Music recital hall, 813 Assembly St. Featured performers will be the Sandlapper Singers, and Duo de Vista (Marina Alexandra on guitar and Terri Forscher on flute). Tickets are $20, students, $10; refreshments will be served and a charity bar will be provided by The Whig. Proceeds will benefit the Downtown Church Bicycles for the Homeless project.

TUESDAY

COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR: 8-11 a.m. Tuesday at the Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce, 302 Columbia Ave., Chapin. Free health screenings; blood testing for glucose and lipid profiles required a 12-hour fast, so call for an appointment at (803) 345-1100 or email director@chapinchamber.com. Thyroid profiles and Vitamin D level tests will also be offered, $32 and $40; cash or check only.

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

ADVENTURES IN LEARNING: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays through March 11 at the Shepherd’s Center of St. Andrews, Ashland UMC, 2600 Ashland Road. Registration will be held Tuesday and Jan. 21. New classes for the winter session include “The Herbert Hoover You Don’t Know,” “Biblical Women,” “Old Time Radio,” “Storytelling for Your Own Amazement,” “Meditation: Enhance Your Earthly Journey,” “Shakespeare and Power Politics,” “Great Adventures with our Own World Travelers,” “Poetry, Something Old and Something New,” “Myths, Rumors and Truths About the Civil War,” and “Bell Ensemble.” Ongoing classes include art, bridge, classic movies and great stars, creative writing, quilting, Spanish, line dancing and tai chi. Registration for three classes per day for the entire session is $25; catered lunch with entertainment will be available for $7. Brochures and registration forms available at (803) 731-9394; www.shepherdscenterofstandrews.org

HEAL TOGETHER DIABETIC YOU MOBILE TOUR: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday1/14 at Palmetto Health Advanced Wound Care, 2989 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia. Diabetes-friendly cooking demonstrations by celebrity chef Charles Mattocks, diabetes educators and wound care specialists to learn more about diabetes and common complications. Visitors will receive a free year-long subscribtion to Diabetic Living. www.healtogether.com

EARLY COLUMBIA LECTURE SERIES: “The Capital City Rebuilds,” 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 18 at the Seibels House and Garden, 1601 Richland St. Led by Dr. Warner Montgomery, this week’s topic will be “Reconstruction and Healing.” Upcoming: “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

WEDNESDAY

AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE: 1-4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). The newly revised two-day course is designed specifically for older adults and is different from the previous courses offered by AARP. Materials fees, $20; AARP members, $15. Preregistration is required as space is limited. (803) 779-1971, ext. 12 or email info@louriecentersc.com

“CRIMES OF THE HEART”: 8 p.m. Wednesday at Workshop Theatre, 1136 Bull St. $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

THURSDAY

MAIN STREET ICE: College night, 4-9 p.m. Thursday at Boyd Plaza, Main and Hampton streets. Students who present a college ID will pay $8 admission. Hours are 4-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Jan. 18, 1-9 p.m. Jan. 19 and noon-9 p.m. Jan. 20, the last day of the skating season. Normal skate fees are $10; age 12 and younger, age 55 and older and active duty military, $8. (803) 545-3100

“JAN BANNING: DOWN AND OUT IN THE SOUTH”: Artist reception 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the 701 Center for Contemporary Art, 701 Whaley St., second floor. $5 suggested donation; CCA members, free. The photography exhibit will be up through Jan. 16-March 2. (803) 319-9949; www.701cca.org

“CRIMES OF THE HEART”: 8 p.m. Thursday at Workshop Theatre, 1136 Bull St. $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

“LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE”: 8 p.m. Thursday at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. (803) 254-9732; www.trustus.org

FRIDAY

CMA JAZZ ON MAIN: 7:30 p.m. Friday 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

“ELVIS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING”: Friday through Feb. 1 at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St. Performances are 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Jan. 19, 26. $20; age 65 and older, active duty military and full-time college students, $17; age 15 and younger, $15. (803) 799-2510; www.towntheatre.com

“CRIMES OF THE HEART”: 8 p.m. Friday at Workshop Theatre, 1136 Bull St. $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

“LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE”: 8 p.m. Jan. 17 Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. (803) 254-9732; www.trustus.org

SATURDAY

MIDLANDS MULTICULTURAL COLLEGE FAIR: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Columbia Conference Center, 169 Laurelhurst Ave. Students, parents and degree-seeking adults are invited to meet with college admissions staff and participate in workshops on admissions, financial aid and more. Free, sponsored by Uplifting Enterprises LLC. (803) 463-3101; email marc.himes@uplifting-enterprises.com

FINANCIAL SEMINAR: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at Earlewood Park, 1113 Parkside Drive. Presented by the Columbia Community Development Department, topics will include banking, savings, budgeting, building credit, types of loans, repairing derogatory credit, credit scams and Fair Housing laws. Refreshments will be served. (803) 545-3373

WINTER MUSEUM ROAD SHOW: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the State Museum, 301 Gervais St. 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

HEALTH FAIR AND OPEN HOUSE: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Southeastern Institute, 1420 Colonial Life Blvd. West. Complimentary chair massages, blood pressure checks, interactive demonstrations, raffle and campus tours. (803) 798-8800

“SHREK! THE MUSICAL” AUDITIONS: Saturday through Jan. 20 at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St. Youth (ages 8-14), 10 a.m. Saturday; adults (age 15 and older), 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 and 20. The show will run May 2-24. (803) 799-2510; www.towntheatre.com

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE NATURE WALK: 11 a.m. Saturday 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. The center is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. (803) 776-4396; www.nps.gov/cong

GALLERY TALK AND PANEL DISCUSSION: 1 p.m. Saturday at the 701 Center for Contemporary Art, 701 Whaley St., second floor. Photographer Jan Banning will discuss his “Down and Out in the South” exhibit and a 2 p.m. panel discussion on homeless people in Columbia, moderated by Anne Sinclair; free. (803) 319-9949; www.701cca.org

CONTRA DANCE: 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday in the Arsenal Hill Park Building, 1800 Lincoln St.; free parking in the garage next to Arsenal Hill on Lincoln Street. Live music by Corner House; caller will be Lesly Bowers. New dancers workshop, 7-7:30 p.m. Bring clean, soft-soled, non-marking shoes. Sponsored by Columbia Traditional Music & Dance. Tickets are $8; $5 for student with a student ID. (803) 760-5881; www.contracola.org

“ROCKETMAN”: A tribute to Sir Elton John by Greg Bickley and his band, Tokyo Joe, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St. $26; military and students, $21. Proceeds will benefit the Nancy K. Perry Children’s Shelter. (803) 777-7500; www.capitoltickets.com

“ELVIS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING”: 8 p.m. Saturday at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St. $20; age 65 and older, active duty military and full-time college students, $17; age 15 and younger, $15. (803) 799-2510; www.towntheatre.com

“CRIMES OF THE HEART”: 8 p.m. Saturday at Workshop Theatre, 1136 Bull St. $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

“LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE”: 8 p.m. Jan. 18 at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. (803) 254-9732; www.trustus.org

UPCOMING EVENTS

AN AFTERNOON WITH STEINWAY SERIES: 3 p.m. Jan. 19 at Rice Music House, 470-16 Town Center, Village at Sandhill. Dr. Ryan Smith, assistant professor of music at Coker College, will perform. Free, but seating is limited; call (803) 254-2777 to reserve a spot.

“ELVIS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING”: 3 p.m. Jan. 19 at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St. Performances are 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays through Feb. 1 and 3 p.m. Jan. 26. $20; age 65 and older, active duty military and full-time college students, $17; age 15 and younger, $15. (803) 799-2510; www.towntheatre.com

“CRIMES OF THE HEART”: 3 p.m. Jan. 19 and 8 p.m. Jan. 22-25 at Workshop Theatre, 1136 Bull St. $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

PATRONS AND FRIENDS OF THE ARTS AT EBENEZER: 6 p.m. Jan. 19 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1301 Richland St., free chamber music concert featuring artist-in-residence pianist Matthew Ganong, Micah Gangwer, violin; and Dunsan Vukajilovic, cello. (803) 765-9430, ext. 17.

“SHREK! THE MUSICAL” AUDITIONS: Adults, age 15 and older, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 and 20 at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St.. The show will run May 2-24. (803) 799-2510; www.towntheatre.com

MUSEUMOLOGY 101: Free eight-week docent training program at the State Museum, 301 Gervais St. Volunteers will learn the essentials to guide tours through the museum’s four disciplines — art, history, natural history and science/technology. Training will be 9 a.m.-noon Mondays, Jan. 20-March 10 (arrive 15 minutes early). To sign up, go to http://www.scmuseum.org/, click on the volunteer tab and submit to jeff.powley@scmuseum.org

ADVENTURES IN LEARNING: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays through March 11 at the Shepherd’s Center of St. Andrews, Ashland UMC, 2600 Ashland Road. Registration will be held Jan. 21. New classes for the winter session include “The Herbert Hoover You Don’t Know,” “Biblical Women,” “Old Time Radio,” “Storytelling for Your Own Amazement,” “Meditation: Enhance Your Earthly Journey,” “Shakespeare and Power Politics,” “Great Adventures with our Own World Travelers,” “Poetry, Something Old and Something New,” “Myths, Rumors and Truths About the Civil War,” and “Bell Ensemble.” Ongoing classes include art, bridge, classic movies and great stars, creative writing, quilting, Spanish, line dancing and tai chi. Registration for three classes per day for the entire session is $25; catered lunch with entertainment will be available for $7. Brochures and registration forms available at (803) 731-9394; www.shepherdscenterofstandrews.org

BETTER CHOICES, BETTER HEALTH WORKSHOPS: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 21-Feb. 14 at Drew Wellness Center, 2101 Walker Solomon Way. Designed by Stanford University for people with ongoing health conditions, such as arthritis, depression, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure or lung disease. Space is limited, call (803) 898-0760 to sign up.

EARLY COLUMBIA LECTURE SERIES: “The Capital City Rebuilds,” 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 18 at the Seibels House and Garden, 1601 Richland St. Led by Dr. Warner Montgomery, the Jan. 21 topic will be “Transportation: Rivers, Roads, Railroads.” Upcoming: “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

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.

COLUMBIA MUSEUM OF ART: “Out of the Vault: A Conversation Between Collector Alex Kastan and SC Philharmonic Conductor Morihiko Nakahara,” 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 22 at Main and Hampton streets. Alex Kastan, a collector of Japanese Satsuma porcelain discusses his collection on view in the exhibition “Meiji Magic” at CMA with Morihiko Nakahara, who is from the Japanese island of Satsuma. Free. (803) 799-1810

“PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE RURAL SOUTH”: Exhibit reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at McKissick Museum, on the USC Horseshoe. A product of the course of the same title offered by the Institute for Southern Studies and the Department of Art, students with no prior experience in photography learn about the theory and practice of photography. Working individually and in groups, students created photographic studies of rural communities in North and South Carolina. The exhibit will be up through May 10 in the museum’s third floor lobby; free. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. (803) 777-2876

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

ROSE WILKINS’ WORLD FAMOUS CHICKEN BOG: 5:30-8 p.m. Jan. 24 at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 403 Park Road, Lexington. $7; age 12 and younger, $3. Take-outs available. (803) 359-2444

ORTON-GILLINGHAM WORKSHOP: 7-9 p.m. Jan. 24 at Eau Claire Presbyterian Church, 628 Muller Ave. Free session on multisensory cursive handwriting instruction for students with learning disabilities. Janet Jones will lead the hands-on workshop for teachers, tutors and parents. Space is limited so call (803) 530-3216 or email tutoreauclaire@yahoo.com to reserve a spot.

“CLYBOURNE PARK”: Jan. 24-Feb. 8 at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. Show times 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

THE CONTEMPORARIES FIRE & ICE BALL: 8 p.m.-midnight Jan. 24 at the Columbia Museum of Art, Main and Hampton streets. Silent auction, refreshments and music with proceeds going to the Contemporaries Art Acquisition Fund. “Cocktail chic” attire suggested. $65; Contemporaries members, $50; deadline is Jan. 23. (803) 799-2810; www.columbiamuseum.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 Melinda Cunningham will help participants make matching beaded necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Class size is limited to 10. $55; includes supplies and materials; registration deadline is Jan. 13 (803) 545-3093; email bloliver@columbiasc.net

ROBERT BURNS SOCIETY DINNER: 5:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Seawell’s, 1125 Rosewood Drive (across from the fairgrounds). The evening will include a raffle, toasts, parade of tartans, address to the haggis, bagpipers, Scottish dancing and music. Sit-down dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. $61; Robert Burns Society of the Midlands members, $51; children, $18. No tickets will be sold after Jan. 22. (803) 798-2206; www.rbsm.org

CLARINET RECITAL: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the USC School of Music Recital Hall, 813 Assembly St. Steven Cohen, a Phillip G. Grose Guest Artist, will be accompanied by pianist Philip Bush. Free.

BRAD EDWARDS FACULTY TROMBONE RECITAL: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at the USC School of Music Recital Hall, 813 Assembly St. Free.

PALMETTO OPERA: “An Evening With Pavarotti,” 7 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Irmo. Teatro Liroco d’Europa will perform Pavarotti’s best-loved arias followed by a Meet the Cast party; $55. (803) 407-5011; http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=1771483

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