Community Calendar for the Midlands, Jan. 30

January 30, 2014 

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    SATURDAY

    BEGINNING QUILTING CLASS: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday through Feb. 22 at Mayes Park, 4100 Trenholm Road. Four-week class will provide participants with the opportunity to learn the basic skills, rules and techniques of patchwork and quilt making, creating a create a lap-size quilt by the end of the class. Students ages 12-16 may come but must be accompanied by an adult. $40. (803) 545-3093 or email bloliver@columbiasc.net

    CIVIL WAR LIVING HISTORY ENCAMPMENT: 9 a.m. Saturday through 5 p.m. Sunday at the Lexington County Museum, 231 Fox St., Lexington. Displays of uniforms, dresses, equipment, drill demonstrations, camp life and other events throughout the day about the lives of the soldiers and civilians. Free; museum tours are $5; children, $2. (803) 359-8369

THURSDAY

LUNCH AND LEARN: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). “When An Annual Physical Is Not Enough,” preventative health discussion led by Bernadette Lee of Advanced Diagnostics Inc. Even without physical signs or symptoms, you may be at risk for certain conditions and diseases that even an annual physical might not detect; learn about important tests and health screenings available and why it is essential to know and understand your family health history. Free and open to the public; lunch provided for those who RSVP. (803) 779-1971; www.louriecentersc.com

PALMETTO OPERA: “An Evening With Pavarotti,” 7 p.m. Thursday 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

PEACE ACTIVIST MEDEA BENJAMIN: 7 p.m. Thursday at the University of South Carolina’s Coker Life Sciences Building, Room 005, 715 Sumter St. Benjamin, the founder of CODEPINK: Women for Peace, will discuss peace issues from drones to Syria to Iran sanctions to gun violence here at home. Copies of her latest book, “Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control,” will be available for sale and signing. Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center and Amnesty International-USC.

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

FRIDAY

SECRET KEEPER GIRL CRAZY HAIR TOUR: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church, 5503 Sunset Blvd., Lexington. A relationship-building experience for tween (ages 8-12) girls and their mothers will feature a fun fashion show that demonstrates modesty, balloon sculptures, beach ball competitions, mother/daughter conversation time and confetti cannons. Special guests will be 1 Girl Nation. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. (803) 359-7770, ext. 28; www.saxegotha.org

“THE WIZARD OF OZ”: Peanut Butter and Jelly Players performance of the L. Frank Baum classic fairy tale, 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Columbia Children’s Theatre, 3400 Forest Drive, (second floor, Richland Mall). PB&J production company is composed of actors in grades 1-6. Tickets are $10; active duty military and seniors with ID, $8. www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com

CHAPIN THEATRE COMPANY MEMBERSHIP GALA: 7-10 p.m. Friday at the Chapin Chamber of Commerce, 302 Chapin Ave. Free event will feature appetizers and liquid refreshment. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about the upcoming season, how to become involved with the group, renew memberships or other ways to support live theatre in the greater Chapin-Irmo area. www.chapintheatre.org

COLUMBIA CITY BALLET: “Giselle,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St. Tickets are $16, $29 and $39. (803) 251-2222; www.capitoltickets.com

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

SATURDAY

JUNIOR LEAGUE OF COLUMBIA CLEAN SWEEP SALE: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in the Cantey Building at the State Fairgrounds. New and used items donated by League members, citizens and local businesses including handbags, jewelry, books, music, games, children’s toys and clothing, maternity clothing, furniture, home and garden, housewares, holiday items, appliances and electronics, linens and sporting goods. Gates open at 7 a.m., parking is $2 per car; doors open at 8 a.m., admission is $3 per person, children age 12 and younger are admitted free. The $5 bag sale begins at noon and ends at 12:30 p.m. Cash only; the sale is a fundraiser to support the Junior League of Columbia’s mission of promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers on community projects. www.jlcolumbia.org

BEGINNING QUILTING CLASS: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday through Feb. 22 at Mayes Park, 4100 Trenholm Road. Four-week class will provide participants with the opportunity to learn the basic skills, rules and techniques of patchwork and quilt making, creating a create a lap-size quilt by the end of the class. Students ages 12-16 may come but must be accompanied by an adult. $40. (803) 545-3093 or email bloliver@columbiasc.net

MUSEUMS ON US WEEKEND: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday at EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais St. Bank of America cardholders will be admitted free. Valid only for cardholders; regular admission applies to additional guests — $11.50; age 62 and older, military with ID, $10.50. www.edventure.org

CIVIL WAR LIVING HISTORY ENCAMPMENT: 9 a.m. Saturday through 5 p.m. Sunday at the Lexington County Museum, 231 Fox St., Lexington. Displays of uniforms, dresses, equipment, drill demonstrations, camp life and other events throughout the day about the lives of the soldiers and civilians. Free; museum tours are $5; children, $2. (803) 359-8369

“THE WIZARD OF OZ”: Peanut Butter and Jelly Players performance of the L. Frank Baum classic fairy tale, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday at Columbia Children’s Theatre, 3400 Forest Drive, (second floor, Richland Mall). PB&J production company is composed of actors in grades 1-6. Tickets are $10; active duty military and seniors with ID, $8. www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com

“CLYBOURNE PARK”: 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. Tickets are $22; seniors and military, $20; students, $15. (803) 254-9732; www.trustus.org

CHINESE CULTURE AND FOOD EVENT: 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday at Meadow Glen Middle School, 440 Ginny Lane, Lexington. Sponsored by the Chinese Association of Columbia and the Confucius Institute, tickets are $10; age 12 and younger, $5; age 3 and younger, free. Email ddjy2000@yahoo.com for tickets.

“HAPPILY EVER LAUGHTER”: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Irmo. Featuring Chicago’s Second City sketch comedy and improv theatre, tickets are $24; available at www.harbisontheatre.org; (803) 407-5011 or at the box office.

COLUMBIA CITY BALLET: “Giselle,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St. Tickets are $16, $29 and $39. (803) 251-2222; www.capitoltickets.com

SUNDAY

MUSEUMS ON US WEEKEND: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday at EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais St. Bank of America cardholders will be admitted free. Valid only for cardholders; regular admission applies to additional guests — $11.50; age 62 and older, military with ID, $10.50. www.edventure.org

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

CAROLINA JAZZ SOCIETY: Dixieland jazz concert, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Enjoy jazz, ragtime and swing with Dick Goodwin, trumpet; Doug Graham, clarinet; Bruce Clark, trombone; Reggie Sullivan, bass; Jim Hall, drums; and Aletha Jacobs, piano. Tickets are $10; students 18 and younger, free. (803) 432-1504

“CLYBOURNE PARK”: 3 p.m. Sunday at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. There will be a talk-back following the show. The panel will consist of photographer Vennie Deas Moore, who is currently documenting growth in downtown Columbia from 1920-1950; Tige Watts, president of the National Council of Neighborhoods, Julie Prater, deputy director of the Columbia Housing Authority, the cast and the director, Jim O’Connor. Tickets are $22; seniors and military, $20; students, $15. (803) 254-9732; www.trustus.org

“THE WIZARD OF OZ”: Peanut Butter and Jelly Players performance of the L. Frank Baum classic fairy tale, 3 p.m. Sunday at Columbia Children’s Theatre, 3400 Forest Drive, (second floor, Richland Mall). PB&J production company is composed of actors in grades 1-6. Tickets are $10; active duty military and seniors with ID, $8. www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com

MONDAY

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS II: 1-3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Monday at Richland 2’s Rogers Center, 750 Old Clemson Road. Class is for those who have completed the Introduction to Computer class and would like to further their training. $60; seniors age 60 and older, $30. (803) 736-8787, ext. 25103

NEWBERRY COLLEGE JAZZ BAND: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 10000 Broad River Road, Irmo. Free.

WEDNESDAY

“ALZHEIMER’S: MYTH vs. FACT”: 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Dr. Albert Humphrey will discuss how to tell normal memory problems from memory problems that should be cause for concern as well as explain the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s. Sponsored by UniHealth Columbia. Free and open to the public (803) 779-1971; www.louriecentersc.com

UPCOMING EVENTS

“CLYBOURNE PARK”: 8 p.m. Feb. 6, 7; 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 8 at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. Tickets are $22; seniors and military, $20; students, $15. (803) 254-9732; www.trustus.org

“SECOND SAMUEL”: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7, 8, 13-15; 2:30 p.m. Feb 9, 16 at On Stage Performance Center, 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia. Atlanta playwright Pamela Parker’s play about life and friendships set in the rural Georgia town of Second Samuel in the summer of 1949. A talk-back session with Parker will follow the Feb. 7 performance. $16, military, seniors and students, $14. (877) 238-5596; www.smarttix.com (type in second).

“MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD”: 8 p.m. Feb. 7, 8, 14, 15; 3 p.m. Feb. 9 and 16 at the Old Chapin Firehouse, 103 Lexington Ave., Chapin. Chapin Theatre Company production is a collection of short theatrical works by award-winning American playwrights, TV writers and novelists. Show is PG-13, not suitable for children. Tickets are $14; age 13 and older, 60 and oldler and active military, $12. (803) 240-8544; www.chapintheatre.org/motherhood.html

ORATORICAL CONTEST: Applications deadline for the Feb. 22 contest is Friday. Sponsored by the Richland County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., it’s open to middle school students in Richland 1, 2; Lexington 1, 2; and Lexington-Richland 5. A mandatory essay workshop on speech development and presentation skills is slated for Feb. 8 at Keenan High School, 361 Pisgah Church Road. The contest will be held 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 22 at Keenan High School and cash prizes will be awarded. www.richlandcountydeltas.org or email artsandlettersrca@gmail.com

“A NIGHT AT THE SILVER SCREEN” VALENTINE’S GALA: 8 p.m.-midnight Feb. 14 at Leaside, 100 E. Exchange St. The Friends of Epworth will host the fundraiser to benefit Epworth Children’s Home. Evening will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar; music and dancing to the sounds of Tokyo Joe. Tickets are $100, $150 per couple (sponsorships are available); order at www.friendsofepworth.org by Friday.

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