Community Calendar for the Midlands, Feb. 4

February 4, 2014 

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    FRIDAY

    ARTS & DRAUGHTS: 7 p.m. Friday at the Columbia Museum of Art, Main and Hampton streets. Beer tastings from The Whig, live music, D.I.Y. projects, interactive art, scavenger hunts and museum tours. $8; members, $5 (join or renew your membership that night and get in for free). www.columbiamuseum.org

    SATURDAY

    NEIGHBORHOOD LEADERSHIP SUMMIT: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday at Midlands Tech, Beltline Campus, 316 S. Beltline Blvd. Classes include working with local government and organizations, setting community goals, succession planning, Robert’s Rules of Order, crime prevention and gang violence and neighborhood mentorship. Free and open to the public, age 16 and older. Sponsored by the City of Columbia Community Development Department. Registration deadline is 5 p.m. Feb. 4; www.columbia.sc.gov/NLS2014

TUESDAY

EARLY COLUMBIA LECTURE SERIES: “The Capital City Rebuilds,” 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Seibels House and Garden, 1601 Richland St. Led by Dr. Warner Montgomery, this week’s topic is “Economic Development: Textiles and Agriculture.” $10 per class. (803) 252-1770, ext. 23; www.historiccolumbia.org

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

JULIAN BLISS: Considered one of the top clarinet soloists in the world, Bliss will present a lecture and demonstration at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Star Music, 1233 Assembly St. Sponsored by Conn-Selmer Inc and Star Music Company; free. (803) 252-8133

THURSDAY

“BULL STREET: A FORGOTTEN PAST AND UNCERTAIN FUTURE”: Exhibit will be on display through May 31 in McKissick Museum, 945 Bull St. A reception and gallery talk by architectural historian Dr. Lydia Brandt will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday. In a fall 2012 class taught by Brandt, undergraduate and graduate students were granted special access to the grounds of the State Hospital. Student research explored the significance of individual buildings by concentrating on the architectural elements and buildings’ functions. The show is organized into four sections to give visitors some sense of how the patients, medical staff, maintenance workers and the outside community experienced the campus. Museum hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. (803) 777-2876

“THE OLD SETTLER”: Thursday through Sunday and Feb. 13-16 at the Sumter Little Theatre, 14 Mood Ave., Sumter. Set in Harlem in 1943, it’s the story of sisters whose lives are changed by the arrival of a new man. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15; students, seniors and military, $12. (803) 775-2150

“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

GO RED FOR WOMEN: 11 a.m. Friday at City Hall, Council Chambers, 1737 Main St. Celebrate National Wear Red Day to help honor and support the women affected by heart disease. A press conference and community photo session will be held; red attire suggested (men and women are welcome). RSVP to mocretella@columbiasc.net

PARTY LIKE A PRESIDENT: 7 p.m. Friday at 1705 Hampton St. Historic Columbia celebrates the reopening of the Woodrow Wilson Family Home, inspired by the year the house was saved from the wrecking ball — 1928. Pull out your flapper fringe, top hats and tails for this event. Tickets are $125; Historic Columbia members, $100. (803) 252-1770, ext. 23; www.historiccolumbia.org

ARTS & DRAUGHTS: 7 p.m. Friday at the Columbia Museum of Art, Main and Hampton streets. Beer tastings from The Whig, live music, D.I.Y. projects, interactive art, scavenger hunts and museum tours. $8; members, $5 (join or renew your membership that night and get in for free). www.columbiamuseum.org

“PUSS IN BOOTS”: Columbia Children’s Theatre production, Friday through Feb. 16 at 3400 Forest Drive (second level, Richland Mall). Show times are 7 p.m. Fridays; 10:30 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m. Saturdays; and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $10; seniors and active duty military, $8; age 3 and younger, free. All tickets for 7 p.m. Saturday performances, $5. (803) 691-4548; www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com

“SECOND SAMUEL”: 7:30 p.m. Friday 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 performance. $16, military, seniors and students, $14. (877) 238-5596; www.smarttix.com (type in second).

MONSTER JAM: Monster truck race, 7:30 p.m. Friday at Colonial Life Arena, 801 Lincoln St. Tickets are $22-$42, ages 2-12, $7. www.coloniallifearena.com

“MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD”: 8 p.m. Friday 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 older and active military, $12. (803) 240-8544; www.chapintheatre.org/motherhood.html

“THE OLD SETTLER”: 8 p.m. Friday at the Sumter Little Theatre, 14 Mood Ave., Sumter. Set in Harlem in 1943, it’s the story of sisters whose lives are changed by the arrival of a new man. Tickets are $15; students, seniors and military, $12. (803) 775-2150

“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

BIRDING BASICS WORKSHOP: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Road, Hopkins. Optional training session for anyone who would like guidance in preparing for the Great Backyard Bird Count on Feb. 15. Meet at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center for a presentation on common winter birds found in the park before heading out to practice identification skills. Arrive 15 minutes before the program, dress for the weather, bring water, snacks and binoculars if you have them. The park has a limited number of binoculars that will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration is suggested, call (803) 776-4396.

NEIGHBORHOOD LEADERSHIP SUMMIT: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday at Midlands Tech, Beltline Campus, 316 S. Beltline Blvd. Classes include working with local government and organizations, setting community goals, succession planning, Robert’s Rules of Order, crime prevention and gang violence and neighborhood mentorship. Free and open to the public, age 16 and older. Sponsored by the City of Columbia Community Development Department. Registration deadline is 5 p.m. Feb. 4; www.columbia.sc.gov/NLS2014

“PUSS IN BOOTS”: Columbia Children’s Theatre production, 10:30 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at 3400 Forest Drive (second level, Richland Mall). Tickets are $10; seniors and active duty military, $8; age 3 and younger, free. All tickets for the 7 p.m. performance will be $5. (803) 691-4548; www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com

SWEET ON CMA: Noon-3 p.m. Saturday at the Columbia Museum of Art, Main and Hampton streets. Family fun day will feature art stations throughout the museum, tour, gallery hunt and music by Lunch Money at 1 p.m. Free; sponsored by the Junior League of Columbia. www.columbiamuseum.org

MONSTER JAM: Monster truck race, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Colonial Life Arena, 801 Lincoln St. Tickets are $22-$42, ages 2-12, $7. Come early for the Party in the Pits, passes are $10, ages 2-12, $5 (race tickets required for pit passes) www.coloniallifearena.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

“SECOND SAMUEL”: 7:30 p.m. Saturdayat 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. $16, military, seniors and students, $14. (877) 238-5596; www.smarttix.com (type in second).

“THE OLD SETTLER”: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Sumter Little Theatre, 14 Mood Ave., Sumter. Set in Harlem in 1943, it’s the story of sisters whose lives are changed by the arrival of a new man. Tickets are $15; students, seniors and military, $12. (803) 775-2150

“MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD”: 8 p.m. Saturday 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 older and active military, $12. (803) 240-8544; www.chapintheatre.org/motherhood.html

SUNDAY

“PUSS IN BOOTS”: Columbia Children’s Theatre production, 3 p.m. Sunday at 3400 Forest Drive (second level, Richland Mall). Tickets are $10; seniors and active duty military, $8; age 3 and younger, free. (803) 691-4548;

“THE OLD SETTLER”: 3 p.m. Sunday at the Sumter Little Theatre, 14 Mood Ave., Sumter. Set in Harlem in 1943, it’s the story of sisters whose lives are changed by the arrival of a new man. Tickets are $15; students, seniors and military, $12. (803) 775-2150

“MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD”: 3 p.m. Sunday 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 older and active military, $12. (803) 240-8544; www.chapintheatre.org/motherhood.html

UPCOMING EVENTS

EARLY COLUMBIA LECTURE SERIES: “The Capital City Rebuilds,” 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Seibels House and Garden, 1601 Richland St. The topic will be “Public Education”; $10. (803) 252-1770, ext. 23; www.historiccolumbia.org

USC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St. The group continues its salute to American musical theater composers in a program featuring Alan Jay Learner and Frederick Lowe (“Camelot,” “Paint Your Wagon,” “Gigi,” “Brigadoon” and “My Fair Lady”). Joining the orchestra will be the Sandlapper Singers and soloists from the USC School of Music. Tickets are $30; USC faculty, staff and seniors, $25; students, $8. (803) 251-2222; www.capitoltickets.com

WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS: 11:30 a.m. Feb. 12 at the Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce, 302 Columbia Ave. February is national Heart Health Month and Linda Shanabrook, RN, of Brook Health Care, will talk about how the symptoms women experience can be very different from their male counterparts and why so many women miss the warning signs of a heart attack. Free, open to men and women. Box lunches will be available for $8. Call (803) 345-1100 to reserve a spot.

EDWARD RICE — FORTRESS SERIES: On exhibit Feb. 13-March 8 at if ART Gallery, 1223 Lincoln St. An artist’s reception will be held 6-9 p.m. Feb. 13; a gallery talk is scheduled for 2 p.m. Feb. 23. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and by appointment. (803) 238-2351

“SECOND SAMUEL”: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13-15; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 16at 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. $16, military, seniors and students, $14. (877) 238-5596; www.smarttix.com (type in second).

“THE OLD SETTLER”: 8 p.m. Feb. 13-15 and 3 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Sumter Little Theatre, 14 Mood Ave., Sumter. Set in Harlem in 1943, it’s the story of sisters whose lives are changed by the arrival of a new man. Tickets are $15; students, seniors and military, $12. (803) 775-2150

“PUSS IN BOOTS”: Columbia Children’s Theatre production, 7 p.m. Feb. 14; 10:30 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 15; 3 p.m. Feb. 16 at 3400 Forest Drive (second level, Richland Mall). Tickets are $10; seniors and active duty military, $8; age 3 and younger, free. All tickets for the 7 p.m. Feb. 15 performance will be $5. (803) 691-4548; www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com

PALMETTO ARTIST SERIES: The Three Baritones and The Hudson Sisters, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 6952 St. Andrews Road. Valentine’s Day concert will feature popular classics, Broadway hits, American standards and ballads. Tickets are $12. (803) 732-2273, ext. 210; www.sapc.net/pas

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE: 7:30-10:30 p.m. Feb. 14 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

“MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD”: 8 p.m. Feb. 14, 15; 3 p.m. Feb. 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 older and active military, $12. (803) 240-8544; www.chapintheatre.org/motherhood.html

HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE EDUCATION AND ENROLLMENT: 1-6 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Richland Library, 1431 Assembly St. No appointment necessary; to enroll, bring your Social Security number, as well as your family members’ SSN (or document numbers if you are legal immigrants); family members’ birthdates; your last four pay stubs, W-2 forms or “Wage and Tax Statements; policy numbers for any existing health insurance plans; and information about any employer-provided health insurance for which you and your family would qualify. (803) 231-6383; www.richlandlibrary.com/cca

CONTRA DANCE: 7:30-10:30 pm. Feb. 15 at the Arsenal Hill Park Building, 1800 Lincoln St. (Lincoln and Laurel streets). Live music by Contraforce; caller will be Gretchen Caldwell. New dancer’s workshop, 7-7:30 p.m. $8; students with ID, $5. Bring clean, soft-soled, non-marking shoes. Sponsored by Columbia Traditional Music & Dance. (803) 760-5881; www.contracola.org

LAKE MURRAY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Valentines from France, 3:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Irmo. Selections by Berlios, Bizet and Faure. Free. https://lmso.org/season/.sunday-concert-series-2

FORT JACKSON COMMUNITY TOUR: 8:30 a.m. Feb. 20. The seven-hour “Come See Your Army” tour will give citizens an opportunity to see how soldiers train and provide insight in the day-to-day operations. Visitors will attend a Basic Combat Training graduation, laeren to shoot the M16A2 simulator, eat lunch in an Army dining facility and get answers about BCT, Fort Jackson and the Army. Lunch is $4.60. Advance reservations are required by Feb. 11, call (803) 751-1471.

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