Community calendar

May 17, 2014 

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-cost spay and neuter surgeries and investigates animal cruelty and neglect cases. Registration at http://strictlyrunning.com is $40 for the 5K, $25 for the 1K-9 walk; 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

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

FOREST ACRES FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the A.C. Flora athletic fields, 1 Falcon Drive. Food, children’s activities, live music, magic by John Tudor, USC mascot Cocky and more. Free. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Forest Acres and the city of Forest Acres.

WORSHIP IN THE PARK: Noon-9 p.m. at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel St. Performances by seven local Christian music groups, food, drink and snack vendors. Free; bring chairs and blankets. Sponsored by Second Chance Music Ministries; donations will be accepted to support the ministry and a portion of the proceeds will help benefit Alzheimer’s research. http://secondchancemusicministries.org

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

“A SOUTHERN SAMPLER — GARDENS, LITERATURE AND FOOD”: Panel discussion with horticulturist and author Jenks Farmer, 12:20-1:10 p.m. Sunday in Carolina Meeting Room A during the S.C. Book Festival at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St. Farmer designed the Riverbanks Botanical Garden, the Seibels House Garden and the Moore Farms Botanical Gardens in Lake City.

“THE 39 STEPS”: 3 p.m. Sunday 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 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 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

TUESDAY

GROWING INTO WELLNESS: The Heritage at Lowman health fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday 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.

STATE LIBRARY: Talking Book Services 2014 art installation unveiling, gallery reception and awards ceremony, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday at 1500 Senate St. The gallery features artwork from South Carolina students who are blind, visually impaired and/or physically handicapped. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. (803) 734-8666; http://statelibrary.sc.gov

GUIDED TRAIL RUN: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday 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; deadline is Monday. (803) 788-2706 or email sesqui@scprt.com

WEDNESDAY

MENTAL SPEED & FLEXIBILITY: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday 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

“SHREK THE MUSICAL”: 8 p.m. Wednesdayat 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

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

THURSDAY

SPEAKER @ THE CENTER: Noon-1 p.m. Thursday at the State Library, 1500 Senate St. Dana Beach (“Deveaux: Deveaux Bank Seabird Sanctuary, South Carolina”) will discuss the sanctuary’s fragile environment and ongoing conservation efforts. Program is free and open to the public, bring your lunch. Books will be available for purchase and autographing. (803) 734-8666; http://readsc.org

ROOFTOP RHYTHMS: 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday 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. 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

FIVE AFTER FIVE CONCERT SERIES: Seventy Six and Sunny, 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

“LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday 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.

“SHREK THE MUSICAL”: 8 p.m. Thursdayat 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

“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. Tickets are $15; students, seniors and military, $12. (803) 775-2150

“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

“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

FRIDAY

COUNCIL CHAMBERS TOURS: The City of Columbia is ready to show off its remodeled council chambers with 30-minute tours beginning at 12:15 p.m. Friday and 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 and May 30. 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

MUSIC AT SANDHILL PRESENTED BY GROW FINANCIAL CREDIT UNION: R&B/party band, the Voltage Brothers, 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. http://villageatsandhill.com

BLUEGRASS AND COUNTRY MUSIC HOEDOWN: Friday through May 25 at Lone Star Barbecue and Mercantile, 2212 State Park Road, Santee. Free three-day event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday 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

“LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE”: 7:30 p.m. Friday 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.

“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

“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. Tickets are $15; students, seniors and military, $12. (803) 775-2150

“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

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

ROCKTON, RION AND WESTERN RAILROAD: Those Who Served steam train rides, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. May 24 at the S.C. Railroad Museum, 110 Industrial Park Road, Winnsboro. Veterans, active duty military and their families ride free. http://scrm.org

BOOK SIGNING: 1 p.m. May 24 at Books-a-Million, 164 Forum Drive. Brenda Jackson kicks off her multi-city book tour for “A Man’s Promise.” (803) 788-4349

KEEP ON ROCKING MUSIC FESTIVAL: 2-11 p.m. May 24 at Jake’s Bar and Grill, 2112 Devine St. Inaugural event will feature 10 bands, main and side stages, light show, vendors, working artists and more. $10 at the door. Sponsored by Dang Baby LLC, Graph-itti Tees, Ben Arnold, The Warehouse and Jake’s Bar and Grill.

“SHREK THE MUSICAL”: 8 p.m. May 24 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

“THE 39 STEPS”: 8 p.m. May 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

“THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES”: 8 p.m. May 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

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

“THE 39 STEPS”: 3 p.m. May 25 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

PALMETTO CONCERT BAND: Memorial Day concert, 4 p.m. May 25 at the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St. Soloist will be Metropolitan Opera soprano Kelly Cae Hogan. Free.

FAMILY FEST 2014: 4 p.m. May 25 at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel St. Outdoor festival and Memorial Day tribute. Free gospel concert featuring James Fortune & Fiya as well as local church, community choirs and ensembles. Outdoor food court, rides and children’s activities, free diabetes, prostate and blood pressure screenings; tribute to fallen veterans and Posting of the Wreath ceremony at 6 p.m.

MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM: 11 a.m. May 26 at Mabry Memorial Park, U.S. 378/76, east of Shaw AFB, Sumter. Sponsored by the Sumter County Veterans Association. Keynote speaker will be Maj. Gen. William “Dutch” Holland.

GUIDED TRAIL RUN: 5:30 p.m. 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; deadline is May 26. (803) 788-2706 or email sesqui@scprt.com

PERSONAL FINANCE WORKSHOP: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 28 at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). “Investing 101 — Building the Basics with Investments,” Ed Falco, financial advisor with Edward Jones, will discuss the key features of bonds, stocks and mutual funds, the importance of asset allocation and the impact of inflation on long term goals. (803) 779-1971; http://louriecentersc.com

RHYTHM AND BLOOMS: John Wesley Satterfield, 6-9 p.m. May 29 at Riverbanks Zoo’s Botanical Garden, 500 Wildlife Parkway. Cash bar and food will be available for purchase. (803) 779-8717; http://riverbanks.org

FIVE AFTER FIVE CONCERT SERIES: 6:30-10 p.m. May 29 at the Five Points fountain, Saluda Avenue and Harden Street. Weaving the Fate will perform (and celebrate the release of their new album) as well as Death of Paris. Free and open to all ages. Family friendly activities such as bubbles and sidewalk chalk will be available for kids. http://fivepointscolumbia.com

EAST COAST ENTERTAINMENT BAND BASH: 6-11 p.m. May 30 at Jillian’s, 800 Gervais St. Free outdoor concert celebrating the entertainment agency’s 20th anniversary will feature the Finesse Band, Men of Distinction and Right to Party. (803) 957-7744, ext. 2

SPRING VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL OPEN CAR AND TRUCK SHOW: 9 am.-3 p.m. May 31 at Spring Valley High School, 120 Sparkleberry Lane. Registration, 9 a.m.-noon, participant judging ends at 2 p.m., awards at 3 p.m. Trophies, door prizes, auction, 50/50 drawing, food, entertainment and dash plaques for the first 100 cars. Sponsored by the Capitol City Corvette Club and instructors and students of the SVHS Automotive Program. Registration before May 31 is $20; $25 the day of the show; all high school student entries free. Proceeds will benefit the SVHS Automotive Program. (803) 240-1364; http://capitolcitycorvetteclub.com

STEAM PUNK JEWELRY BOX WORKSHOP: 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. May 31 at the Columbia Parks and Recreation’s Art Center, 1928 Calhoun St. Steam punk is an art form that mixes styles of the Victorian era with modern repurposed materials such as keys, gears and watch parts. Class size is limited to 10 participants, registration deadline is May 23. $60; includes all materials. (803) 545-3093 email bloliver@columbiasc.net

LET’S MOVE! END OF SCHOOL BASH: 2-5 p.m. May 31 at the Drew Wellness Center Greenway, 2101 Walker Solomon Way. Community cookout, scavenger hunt, line dancing, face painting, exhibitors, prizes, games, music, “Meet, Greet and Play” with former Gamecock football and NFL players. Free. (803) 545-3100; http://columbiasc.net

SHAG AND LINE DANCE: 7-11:30 p.m. May 31 at the Friend Building, 901 Friend St., Newberry. Fundraiser for the Newberry Opera House will feature live music by The Headliners, food, beer, wine, dancing and an auction. Tickets are $40 and include practice line dance session at 7 p.m. May 30. (803) 276-6264; http://newberryoperahouse.com

BOBBY HOUCK: Solo performance by Houck (of The Blue Dogs), 6-9 p.m. June 5 at the Equitable Arcade Building, 1332 Main St. Other events include a book signing of “POTUS” by Greg Holden and Arcade businesses and studios will be keeping later hours for the event.

TAPP’S ART CENTER: First Thursday on Main, 6-10 p.m. June 5 at 1644 Main St. “Cola: Inked” tattoo art show will showcase Columbia residents, their unique tattoos and the stories behind them. The exhibition (runs through June 28) will also feature original works by artists influenced by or part of the tattoo community. The Savvy Musician in ACTION Chamber Music Spotlight will present five innovative ensembles; beginning at 7:15 p.m. and alternating beween the Skyline Room and the Fountain Room bar. Cast members from Trustus’ upcoming “Evil Dead The Musical” will provide a sneak preview of the production beginning promptly at 6:45 p.m. Email info@tappsarcenter.com for details.

ONE NIGHT STAND TEEN HEALTH SUMMIT: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. June 6 at Dreher High School, 3319 Millwood Ave. Sponsored by Palmetto Health, the free event helps teens learn the consequences of risky behavior, which often increases during the summer. Students in grades 6-12 are invited to attend educational sessions on sexuality, health and nutrition, bullying and more. There will be separate sessions for parents. Registration and parent/guardian permission required. Teens who register before May 31 will be entered into a drawing for a $500 shopping spree at Columbiana Center. Two additional $250 shopping sprees will be given away. Lunch will be provided by Chick-fil-A and the day will conclude with an ice cream social from Baskin-Robbins. Free transportation is available for the Lower Richland community. Pick-up times and locations are 7 a.m. at Webber Elementary, 140 Webber School Road, Eastover and 7:30 a.m. at Lower Richland High, 2615 Lower Richland Blvd., Hopkins. (803) 296-2273; online registration at http://phteenhealthsummit2014.eventbrite.com

E-WASTE AND HHW RECYCLE DAY: 9 a.m.-noon June 14 at 2515 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia (old Quincy’s location, enter from Chris Drive). Lexington County residents only. Electronics accepted include computers (laptops, monitors, CPUs, keyboards, printers, scanners); TVs, copiers, VCR and DVD players, fax machines, telephone systems, cell phones, household electronics (stereos, radios, PDAs and electronic game systems). Limit eight items per visit (no refrigeration units of any kind. Household hazardous waste will also be accepted, but you have to preregister at (803) 785-3340 or email aedwards@lex-co.com by June 4. HHW includes lawn and garden products, cleaners and degreasers, pool and spa chemicals, glues and adhesives, solvents, thinners and corrosives, mercury items (thermometers, thermostats, fluorescent tubes, etc), PCB ballasts, fire extinguishers and paint (oil or latex, 5-gallon limit). Items not accepted include ammunition, fireworks, asbestos, commercial grade chemicals, medical sharps or pharmaceuticals, oversized batteries or radioactive materials.

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