Community calendar for May 12

May 12, 2014 

TUESDAY

THE LOURIE CENTER: It’s a celebration of Older Americans Month with an expanded schedule of recreational activities and educational workshops — most free and open to the public. There will be a free legal clinic on elder law 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday. Presented by the S.C. Bar Pro Bono Program, attorney Sarah L. Clingman will discuss end of life issues, including health care powers of attorney, DNR orders, powers of attorney, funeral planning and cremation. Life Stories will meet 10-11 a.m. Thursdays through May 29; sessions will feature oral story telling, oral history and reminiscing; stick around for the 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunchtime Lecture, this one’s on supplemental health tests and screenings available. And finally, there will be a West African drumming workshop from 3-4 p.m.; Dick Moons of the Next Door Drummers will lead a rousing yet easy-going group lesson, followed by a drumming session. All skills welcome. The center is at 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). (803) 779-1971; http://louriecentersc.com

DHEC’S BETTER CHOICES, BETTER HEALTH WORKSHOP: 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays through June 17 at the Richland Library North Main, 5306 N. Main St. Designed by Stanford University for people living with ongoing health conditions such as arthritis, depression, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, lung disease and mental health issues. Topics include developing an action plan to improve your health, exercising safely, healthy eating, talking to your doctor and dealing with difficult emotions. Space is limited, call (803) 898-0760 to sign up.

GUIDED TRAIL RUNS: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through May 27 at Sesquicentennial State Park, 9564 Two Notch Road. The ranger-led 3.5-mile runs are for runners who are interested in trail running but may be unfamiliar with the park’s trails. Meet at the Mountain Bike Trailhead and bring water. Free with park admission — $2; age 15 and younger free (must be accompanied by an adult); discounted admission of $1.25 to S.C. residents age 65 or older or disabled and to active duty S.C. National Guard. Pre-registration required; Monday deadlines. (803) 788-2706 or email sesqui@scprt.com

FREE DOCUMENT SHREDDING: 3-6 p.m. Tuesday at the Wesmark Branch of the SAFE Federal Credit Union, 170 W. Wesmark Blvd., Sumter. Protect your identity by shredding personal documents, financial statements, cancelled checks, credit card statements, tax returns and more. There is a limit of four boxes per person. They will also be accepting monetary and non-perishable food donations for Harvest Hope Food Bank and Food for the Soul.

FREE COMPUTER CLASSES: 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through June 5 at SCWorks, 31 E. Calhoun St., Sumter. Twice-weekly class will cover computer skills, basic emailing, internet searching and keyboarding skills. Registration is required, call (803) 774-1300

ENGENUITYSC SCIENCE CAFE: 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at SpeakEasy, 711 Saluda Ave. Networking, 5-6 p.m., discussion and Q&A, 6-7:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Dr. Paul Venhovens, associate professor in Clemson University’s Department of Automotive Engineering and BMW Chair in Systems Integration.

COLUMBIA MUSEUM OF ART: “Furniture in the Lower Southern Piedmont: New Findings and Projected Projects,” 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday at 1515 Main St. Dale Couch, curator of decorative arts at the Henry D. Green Center for the Study of Decorative Arts at the Georgia Museum of Art, will lead a discussion on scholarship in the field, the establishment of a survey project for the region and a story about a Scots-Irish cabinetmaker. Sponsored by Historic Columbia and the South Carolina Fall Line Consortium. Happy Hour at 6 p.m., lecture at 6:30; free. http://columbiamuseum.org

WEDNESDAY

“SHREK THE MUSICAL”: 8 p.m. Wednesday at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St. Broadway musical adaptation of the 2001 hit movie. Tickets are $25; age 65 and older, active duty military and full-time college students, $20; age 17 and younger, $15. Sponsored by South Carolina BLUE and Lexington Medical Center. (803) 799-2510; http://towntheatre.com/shrek.html

THURSDAY

GARDEN TOURS: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday and Saturday at 125 Shorebreeze Drive, Irmo; 2012 Johnson Marina Road, Chapin; 316 Mooring Lane, Lexington; 1328 Old Cherokee Road, Lexington; 317 Palmer Drive, Lexington; and 1760 Nursery Hill Road. Sponsored by the Lexington County Master Gardener Volunteers. Tickets are $25, order at http://lcmgv.org or at any of the gardens the day of the tour. Active duty and retired military will be admitted free.

THE LOURIE CENTER: It’s a celebration of Older Americans Month with an expanded schedule of recreational activities and educational workshops — most free and open to the public. Life Stories will meet 10-11 a.m. Thursdays through May 29; sessions will feature oral story telling, oral history and reminiscing; stick around for the 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunchtime Lecture, this one’s on supplemental health tests and screenings available. There will be a West African drumming workshop from 3-4 p.m., Dick Moons of the Next Door Drummers will lead a rousing yet easy-going group lesson, followed by a drumming session. All skills welcome. The center is at 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). (803) 779-1971; http://louriecentersc.com

GALLERIES & GARDENS: Noon-1 p.m. Thursday at the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding St. “From Landrum to Leeds: Common Ceramics in 19th-Century Columbia,” tour explores the various dining, cooking and storage wares drawn from Historic Columbia's growing collection of locally made and imported ceramics. Highlights will include examples from the Landrum-Stork pottery, formerly located in what is today Forest Acres, and a variety of imported English ceramics. After the tour, you may picnic in the Hampton-Preston gardens. Tickets are $5; students, $3; HC members, free. Reserve your spot at http://historiccolumbia.org, email reservations@historiccolumbia.org or call (803) 252-1700, ext. 23.

PUBLIC SAFETY JOB FAIR: 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Columbia Police Department, 1 Justice Square. The city is recruiting public safety employees who are qualified, productive and motivated to provide efficient and effective services to the citizens of Columbia. Applications will be accepted on the spot for police chemist, Class I and Class III police officer, probationary firefighter, telecommunications training officer, 911 telecommunicator/call taker. Physical fitness demonstrations will be held at 5:30, 6:15 and 7 p.m. http://www.columbiasc.net

CITY ART GALLERY: Steven Whetstone’s solo exhibition “Transcendent,” will be up Thursday through June 21 at 1224 Lincoln St. An artist’s reception will be held 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. (803) 252-3613; http://cityartonline.com

WOMEN’S PERSONAL SAFETY CLASS: 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department Training Center, 541 Gibson Road, Lexington. Sgt. Dianne Paavel, who serves as a crime prevention officer, will show participants how they can enhance their personal safety at home and at work and how to protect themselves when approached by strangers. Wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes. Free, class is limited to 20 women and girls age 16 and older (must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian). Register by calling (803) 785-2504 or email dpaavel@lcsd.sc.gov

RHYTHM AND BLOOMS: Age Olde Trade, 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Riverbanks Zoo’s Botanical Garden, 500 Wildlife Parkway. Cash bar and food will be available for purchase. (803) 779-8717; http://riverbanks.org

EDVENTURE AFTER DARK: “Chemistry of Cocktails,” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at 211 Gervais St. Adults-only event celebrates science in style with signature drinks while masterful mixologists explore the physics, chemistry and temperature that transforms your standard bar beverage into a classy cocktail with a scientific twist. Tickets are $25; available at www.edventure.org or at the door. Proceeds will benefit EdVenture’s Yes, Every Child Fund, the museum’s commitment to providing underserved families with admission for $1 per person.

FIVE AFTER FIVE CONCERT SERIES: Weaving the Fate will perform (and celebrate the release of their new album) from 6:30-10 p.m. Thursday at the Five Points fountain, Saluda Avenue and Harden Street. Free and open to all ages. Family friendly activities such as bubbles and sidewalk chalk will be available for kids. http://fivepointscolumbia.com

ARTS AT SHANDON: May Chamber Music Festival Series, 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow St. The USC Graduate String ensemble will perform. The Friday concert will feature the principal players from the S.C. Philharmonic: MaryLee Taylor Kinosian, violin; Joseph Eller, clarinet; and Dusan Vukajilovic, cello. Diana Amos, soprano; Erika Cutler, violin; and Robert Jesselson, cello, round out the series on Saturday. Tickets are $10 or $25 for the three concerts. (803) 790-4423, ext. 127

“YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN THE MUSICAL: 8 p.m. Thursday at Workshop Theatre, 1136 Bull St. $22; seniors and military, $20; students, $16, children, $12. (803) 799-6551; http://workshoptheatre.com

“THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES”: 8 p.m. Thursday at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. $22; seniors and military, $20; students, $15. Half-price Student Rush tickets available 15 minutes prior to curtain. (803) 254-9732; http://trustus.org

“THE 39 STEPS”: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Sumter Little Theatre, 14 Mood Ave., Sumter. Written by Patrick Barlow and John Buchan, the adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic movie will test the skills of four actors who portray a myriad of characters. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15; students, seniors and military, $12. (803) 775-2150

“SHREK THE MUSICAL”: 8 p.m. Thursday at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St. Broadway musical adaptation of the 2001 hit movie. Tickets are $25; age 65 and older, active duty military and full-time college students, $20; age 17 and younger, $15. Sponsored by South Carolina BLUE and Lexington Medical Center. (803) 799-2510; http://towntheatre.com/shrek.html

FRIDAY

COUNCIL CHAMBER TOURS: The City of Columbia is ready to show off its remodeled council chamber with 30-minute tours beginning at 12:15 p.m. Fridays through May 30 at 1737 Main St. No more than 30 people can take any single tour. Call Staci Richey at (803) 545-3328 to book a slot.

HAPPY HOUR HISTORY TOUR: 5:30-7 p.m. Friday. Historic Columbia guided tours meet in the Publix parking lot on Gervais Street, exploring the history of the Congaree Vista, a residential, light industrial, mercantile and transportation district. $25; Historic Columbia members, $20 (includes cocktails at Saki Tumi and appetizers along the way). Reserve a spot by calling (803) 252-1770, ext. 23; emailing reservations@historiccolumbia.org or at http://historiccolumbia.org

EGYPTIAN NIGHT AT THE STATE MUSEUM: 6:30 p.m. Friday through 8 a.m. Saturday. Overnight campers will discover the mysteries of ancient Egypt and enjoy exclusive access to the Tutankamun exhibit, craft an original Egyptian masterpiece, go on a scavenger hunt and see the movie, “Unlocking the Great Pyramid.” In addition, campers will have the opportunity to explore the entire museum and shop at the Cotton Mill Exchange. Bring a sleeping bag, pillow and an overnight bag with pajamas and toiletries. Tickets are $25 (includes pizza and continental breakfast); campers must be at least 5 years old and accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and reservations required. (803) 898-4999, tickets will be available until Wednesday.

SENSATIONAL EPICS BAND: Spring dance, 7-10:30 p.m. Friday at The Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg) Park. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Casual dress, open seating, reserved tables are available with a single purchase of six or more tickets online at http://louriecentersc.com. BYOB and snacks, age 21 and older; sodas and ice will be available for sale. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. (803) 779-1971; http://louriecentersc.com

ARTS AT SHANDON: May Chamber Music Festival Series, 7:30 p.m. Friday at Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow St. The concert will feature the principal players from the S.C. Philharmonic: MaryLee Taylor Kinosian, violin; Joseph Eller, clarinet; and Dusan Vukajilovic, cello. Tickets are $10. (803) 790-4423, ext. 127

MUSIC AT SANDHILL PRESENTED BY GROW FINANCIAL CREDIT UNION: Soft rock/party band The Boomers, 7-9 p.m. Friday on Town Center Common, Village at Sandhill, Two Notch and Clemson roads. Children’s activities — balloon artist Nick Propst, free rides and games will begin at 6 p.m.

LEXINGTON COUNTY CHORAL SOCIETY: “Freedom’s Heights,” 7:30 p.m. Friday at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church, 5503 Sunset Blvd., Lexington. A patriotic concert to celebrate the concept for which so many have lived and died. Special guests, the 3 Baritones. $20; age 65 and older, $15; students, $5. http://lexcochoralsoc.org

“THE 39 STEPS”: 8 p.m. Friday at the Sumter Little Theatre, 14 Mood Ave., Sumter. Written by Patrick Barlow and John Buchan, the adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic movie will test the skills of four actors who portray a myriad of characters. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15; students, seniors and military, $12. (803) 775-2150

“YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN THE MUSICAL: 8 p.m. Friday p.m. at Workshop Theatre, 1136 Bull St. $22; seniors and military, $20; students, $16, children, $12. (803) 799-6551; http://workshoptheatre.com

“THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES”: 8 p.m. Friday at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. $22; seniors and military, $20; students, $15. Half-price Student Rush tickets available 15 minutes prior to curtain. (803) 254-9732; http://trustus.org

“SHREK THE MUSICAL”: 8 p.m. Friday at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St. Broadway musical adaptation of the 2001 hit movie. Tickets are $25; age 65 and older, active duty military and full-time college students, $20; age 17 and younger, $15. Sponsored by South Carolina BLUE and Lexington Medical Center. (803) 799-2510; http://towntheatre.com/shrek.html

SATURDAY

SEE SPOT RUN 5K RUN/WALK: 7:30 a.m. Saturday from Earlewood Park (Parkside and Earlewood drives). There will also be a 9 a.m. 1K-9 fun run, pet owners are encouraged to bring their pets on leashes with them to run or walk. This year’s even offers separate starting corrals for runners, runners with dogs, walkers and walkers with dogs. Strollers are allowed and cash prizes and age group awards will be offered to 5K racers. The event is a fundraiser for the Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to animals, which strives to end the overpopulation of unwanted animals by offering low-cast spay and neuter surgeries and investigates animal cruelty and neglect cases. Registration at http://strictlyrunning.com is $35 for the 5K, $20 for the 1K-9 walk (if you register before Friday). After that the fee will be $40/$25; race day registration opens at 6:30 a.m.

ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Riverbanks Zoo, 500 Wildlife Parkway. An in-depth look at conservation projects happening in South Carolina and across the world to help save some of the rare species that call Riverbanks home. All activities are free with paid regular admission to the zoo. (803) 779-8717; http://riverbanks.org

LIFESTYLE UNIVERSITY 2014: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday through Aug. 2 at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle. Program is designed to help seniors form healthy habits effective at reducing hypertension and other conditions related to aging. Benefits of physical activitity and lifestyle habits targeted by the program include reducing blood pressure, managing weight and controlling diabetes. Hands-on activities, group discussions, weekly goal setting, journaling, demonstrations and occasional field trips provide an environment for positive and effective lifestyle changes. Saturday’s session will consist of orientation and the rest of the classes will meet 9 a.m.-noon every other Saturday, beginning May 24. Attendance at the orientation is required and participation at all six classes is strongly encouraged. Free and open to the public age 50 and older. Pre-registration is required. (803) 779-1971; or email info@louriecentersc.com

GARDEN TOURS: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at 125 Shorebreeze Drive, Irmo; 2012 Johnson Marina Road, Chapin; 316 Mooring Lane, Lexington; 1328 Old Cherokee Road, Lexington; 317 Palmer Drive, Lexington; and 1760 Nursery Hill Road. Sponsored by the Lexington County Master Gardener Volunteers. Tickets are $25, order at http://lcmgv.org or at any of the gardens the day of the tour. Active duty and retired military will be admitted free.

SUZUKI FESTIVAL: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday at the USC School of Music, 813 Assembly St. One-day workshop for Suzuki violin, cello, guitar and piano students. Master classes, enrichment classes in yoga, African drumming, jazz and adjudicated performances. Families, $40; families who are Suzuki Association of South Carolina members, $20. Email sascmidlands@gmail.com

LEXINGTON COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY DAY — CHAPIN: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Crooked Creek Park, 1098 Old Lexington Highway, Chapin. Community first responders and law enforcement will bring displays and talk to children about safer communities. But it’s not all serious, from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., there’s Mud Mania! A Day of Not So Clean Fun for ages 6-13. The free event will feature the Mud Mania Obstacle Course for ages 6-13; the Mini Mud Obstacle Course for age 5 and younger and children with disabilities age 13 and younger; a giant sand castle area, concessions and T-shirts available for sale. Registration starts at 10 a.m. Participants must be present to register, a signed waiver must be completed by a parent or legal guardian for each child attending the event. Shoes and shirts are required. Wear old clothing and tennis shoes with laces or velcro closures (no bare feet, flip-flops or slip-on shoes allowed). (803) 345-6181; http://icrc.net

GUIDED 2-MILE HIKE: 10 a.m. Saturday at Sesquicentennial State Park, 9564 Two Notch Road. Participants must be able to walk 2 miles at a moderate pace. Free with park admission of $2; S.C. residents age 65 and older, or disabled and members of the S.C. National Guard, $1.25; age 15 and younger, free (must be acompanied by an adult). Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Registration deadline is Wednesday. Meet at the park office, dress appropriately for the outdoors and bring water. (803) 788-2706 or email sesqui@scprt.com

BLYTHEWOOD BEACH BASH: Saturday at the Doko Meadows Amphitheater, 100 Alvina Haygood Circle, Blythewood. DJ Gene Lee kicks off the event at 5 p.m., followed by The Sensations onstage at 6 p.m. Admission is $20 per car. Sponsored by Bravo Blythewood, proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. (803) 550-9323

LEXINGTON COUNTY CHORAL SOCIETY: “Freedom’s Heights,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church, 5503 Sunset Blvd., Lexington. A patriotic concert to celebrate the concept for which so many have lived and died. Special guests, the 3 Baritones. $20; age 65 and older, $15; students, $5. http://lexcochoralsoc.org

ARTS AT SHANDON: May Chamber Music Festival Series, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow St. Diana Amos, soprano; Erika Cutler, violin; and Robert Jesselson, cello; close out the series. Tickets are $10. (803) 790-4423, ext. 127

THE LITERARY VINE: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Richland Library Main, 1431 Assembly St. Sponsored by the Richland Library Friends, the adults-only event will feature an evening of wine, beer, music and food. Several S.C. Book Festival authors and the Reggie Sullivan Trio will be on hand to entertain as guests enjoy food from local restaurants. Richland Library staff will be available to demonstrate the library’s downloadable resources, including eBooks, eMagazines, audiobooks, 3D MakerBot printer, music and foreign language apps and the ready animator. Tickets are $50; current Richland Library Friends members, $30. You may join the Richland Library Friends to support your library and save money on your ticket price. http://richlandlibrary.com/events

CONTRA DANCE: 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday at Wesley Memorial UMC, 2501 Heyward St. Music by Bonne Terre; caller will be Kenny Greer. New dancers workshop from 7-7:30 p.m. Bring clean, soft-soled non-marking shoes. $8, student admission with ID, $5. Sponsored by Columbia Traditional Music and Dance. (803) 760-5881; http://contracola.org

“THE 39 STEPS”: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Sumter Little Theatre, 14 Mood Ave., Sumter. Written by Patrick Barlow and John Buchan, the adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic movie will test the skills of four actors who portray a myriad of characters. Tickets are $15; students, seniors and military, $12. (803) 775-2150

“YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN THE MUSICAL: 8 p.m. Saturday at Workshop Theatre, 1136 Bull St. $22; seniors and military, $20; students, $16, children, $12. (803) 799-6551; http://workshoptheatre.com

“THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES”: 8 p.m. Saturday at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. $22; seniors and military, $20; students, $15. Half-price Student Rush tickets available 15 minutes prior to curtain. (803) 254-9732; http://trustus.org

“SHREK THE MUSICAL”: 8 p.m. Saturday at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St. Broadway musical adaptation of the 2001 hit movie. Tickets are $25; age 65 and older, active duty military and full-time college students, $20; age 17 and younger, $15. Sponsored by South Carolina BLUE and Lexington Medical Center. (803) 799-2510; http://towntheatre.com/shrek.html

SUNDAY

“THE 39 STEPS”: 3 p.m. Sunday and May 25; 8 p.m. May 22-24 at the Sumter Little Theatre, 14 Mood Ave., Sumter. Written by Patrick Barlow and John Buchan, the adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic movie will test the skills of four actors who portray a myriad of characters. Tickets are $15; students, seniors and military, $12. (803) 775-2150

“YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN THE MUSICAL: 3 p.m. Sunday and 8 p.m. May 21-24 at Workshop Theatre, 1136 Bull St. $22; seniors and military, $20; students, $16, children, $12. (803) 799-6551; http://workshoptheatre.com

“THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES”: 3 p.m. Sunday and 8 p.m. May 22-24 at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. $22; seniors and military, $20; students, $15. Half-price Student Rush tickets available 15 minutes prior to curtain. (803) 254-9732; http://trustus.org

“SHREK THE MUSICAL”: 3 p.m. Sunday at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St. Broadway musical adaptation of the 2001 hit movie. Tickets are $25; age 65 and older, active duty military and full-time college students, $20; age 17 and younger, $15. Sponsored by South Carolina BLUE and Lexington Medical Center. (803) 799-2510; http://towntheatre.com/shrek.html

COLUMBIA CHORAL SOCIETY: Spring concert, 4 p.m. Sunday at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 1512 Blanding St. Performances of Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms,” American folk songs and spirituals. (803) 933-9060; http://columbiachoralsociety.org

UPCOMING EVENTS

GROWING INTO WELLNESS: The Heritage at Lowman health fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 20 at 2101 Dutch Fork Road, Chapin. Pharmaceutical Q&A, free health screenings heart rate and blood pressure assessments, BeWell Fit demonstrations, healthy cooking tips, door prizes and more. Fasting lipid profile screening, glucose screenings and blood pressure assessments begin at 8 a.m. at no charge. Lipid profiles, $32; Vitamin D testing, $40. Call (803) 451-7417 to schedule an appointment.

MENTAL SPEED & FLEXIBILITY: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 21 at The Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Brain games, brain teasers and memory work with Marsha Clayman from Haven in The Summit. Free; refreshments will be provided. (803) 779-1971; http://louriecentersc.com

ROOFTOP RHYTHMS: 5:30-9 p.m. May 22 on the rooftop of Richland Mall, Beltline Boulevard and Forest Drive. Free, family-friendly event will feature children’s activities, live music and fare from local restaurants (beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available for sale — cash only, please). This week’s performance will feature the Finesse Band, 6-9 p.m.; bring your lawn chairs and blankets; no coolers or pets. Hosted and funded by the city of Forest Acres. http://farooftop.com

RHYTHM AND BLOOMS: Don Russo, Reggie Sullivan and Tony Lee, 6-9 p.m. May 22 at Riverbanks Zoo’s Botanical Garden, 500 Wildlife Parkway. Cash bar and food will be available for purchase. (803) 779-8717; http://riverbanks.org

“LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE”: 7:30 p.m. May 23-24 at the Environmental Education Center Outdoor Deck at Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road. Trustus Theatre performance of a collection of stories by Nora and Delia Ephron. $15; proceeds will support future construction of Nature’s Theater at the park. Seating is limited, call (803) 213-2025 for tickets.

MUSIC AT SANDHILL PRESENTED BY GROW FINANCIAL CREDIT UNION: R&B/party band, the Voltage Brothers, 7-9 p.m. May 23 on Town Center Common, Village at Sandhill, Two Notch and Clemson roads. Children’s activities — balloon artist Nick Propst, free rides and games will begin at 6 p.m. http://villageatsandhill.com

BLUEGRASS AND COUNTRY MUSIC HOEDOWN: May 23-25 at Lone Star Barbecue and Mercantile, 2212 State Park Road, Santee. Free three-day event will begin at 6:30 p.m. May 23 with performances by Thunder Alley and Cindy Lampley. The May 24 schedule features the Lone Star Pickin’ Parlor, 2:45-4:15 p.m.; followed by the Sugar Loaf Mountain Boys, 4:45-6:45 p.m.; Mandy Addy and the Diving Horses Band wrap up the entertainment from 7:15-9:15 p.m. Music on May 25 includes the Claude Lucas Bluegrass Band, 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m.; between the Lucas band sets, Norm LeBLanc will take the stage; the Jordan Igoe Band closes out the day from 2:15-4 p.m. Lawn chairs and blankets welcome at the outdoor event. (803) 824-2000; http://lonestarbbq.net

JAILBREAK 5K RUN & WALK: 8 a.m. May 24 at the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, 521 Gibson Road, Lexington. Packet pick up and late registration begin at 6:30 a.m. Entry fee, $25; race day, $30. Proceeds from Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation fundraiser will go to purchase equipment, materials, training and supplies for the department, when not otherwise provided for in the annual budget. Register at http://strictlyrunning.com

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