Community calendar

June 13, 2014 

SATURDAY

E-WASTE RECYCLE DAY: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday 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).

COLUMBIA MINI MAKER FAIRE: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais St. The family friendly celebration will feature rockets and robots, DIY science and technology, alternative energy, unique handmade crafts, music, local food and educational workshops. Admission is $11.50 per person and includes museum exploration; free for EdVenture members. Tickets available at http://makerfairecolumbiasc.com or at the door.

BUTTERFLY IDENTIFICATION TRAINING: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Congaree Swamp National Park, 100 National Park Road. Get ready to identify and count butterflies for the North American Butterfly Association’s annual butterfly count 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 21. The identification session will involve a short introduction to butterflies in Congaree and basic identification skills followed by a short hike to practice new skills. The NABA count is a day of field observations along the park’s trail system and within various habitats. Come for all day or part of the day. Free; advance registration required for both programs, all ages and experience levels welcome. Participants should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Sun protection, bug spray, water, snacks and a sack lunch (June 21) are recommended. Binoculars are recommended but not required; a limited supply will be available for use during the programs. Register by calling (803) 776-4396.

FAMILY HEALTH FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Granby Gardens Park, 1800 12th St. Ext., Cayce. Sponsored by Palmetto Healthy Start, the event will celebrate children and families through games, music, food and activities for all ages. Free health screenings will be provided and health and safety information booths will be onsite. Bring blankets, chairs and tents. Free transportation will be provided to Healthy Start participants. To arrange transportation, call (803) 296-3780. More information at http://palmettohealth.org/healthystart

ROLLIN’ ON THE RIVER: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road. A river celebration with boating and tubing for all ages, live music, vendor displays of the latest paddle sports gear and a hot dog lunch. $5 per person in advance, $10 day of the event. (803) 213-2056 or email sharden@icrc.net

“THE COMMEDIA SNOW WHITE”: 10:30 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at Columbia Children’s Theatre, 3400 Forest Drive (Richland Mall, second level). Spaghetti and Meatball Players tell the tale of the maiden with skin as white as snow; the production runs through June 22. Show times are 7 p.m. Fridays, 10:30 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays (3 and 8 p.m. June 22, 8 p.m. show for adults only). Tickets are $10; available online at http://columbiachildrenstheatre.com. Tickets for the 7 p.m. Saturday performances, $5. Discounted morning performances for summer camp and day care groups available. (803) 691-4548

MOTORCYCLE BENEFIT RIDE: Noon-4 p.m. Saturday at S&S Road Consultants, 930 Chapin Road, Chapin. Route will cover areas around Lake Murray with stops at four businesses. Sixth annual event will feature live music by Shodown, silent and live auctions and free barbecue dinner. $25 per rider: $15 per passenger. Sponsored by the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, proceeds will benefit Honor Flight South Carolina, which provides airline and ground transportation for WWII and Korean War veterans to visit military memorials in Washington, D.C. Sgt. David Amick, who supervises the Chapin Patrol District, will coordinate the ride, reach him at (803) 223-3778 or email damick@lcsd.sc.gov

BLONDES vs. BRUNETTES FLAG FOOTBALL GAME: 1 p.m. Saturday at Hammond School, 1211 Veterans Road. Powder puff game will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. A donation of $25 for admission to the game; $15 donation for the post-game party at Tin Roof Columbia, 1022 Senate St. (includes food, live bands and drink specials); game and party, $35. (803) 791-3430; http://bvbcolumbia.org

FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM: 1 p.m. Saturday at the State Museum, 301 Gervais St. Discussion series in conjunction with the museum’s temporary exhibit, “The American Revolutionary War in South Carolina.” Dr. Anthony J. Scotti Jr., a history instructor at Midlands Technical College, will discuss the importance of the Revolution in South Carolina and highlight some key battles. Free with museum general admission or membership. http://scmuseum.org/exhibits

SONI, LIVE AT THE LIBRARY!: 3-4 p.m. Saturday in Bostick Auditorium at the Richland Library, 1431 Assembly St. Jim “Soni” Sonefeld of Hootie & The Blowfish and Mike Miller, author of the 1997 biography, “Hootie!” will discuss the making of Hootie’s debut album, “Cracked Rear View,” and its 20th anniversary celebration. Free and open to the public. (803) 799-9084; http://richlandlibrary.com

“BLINDSIDED: THE WEDDING”: 5 p.m. Saturday at the Booker Washington Heights Cultural Arts Center, 2611 Grant St. New Life Productions presentation of the comedy about a talk show that specializes in “blindsiding” its guests. The interactive play features a young couple whose wedding was a disaster; to celebrate their fifth anniversary, the husband gets his wife on the talk show for a wedding redo — mayhem ensues. Advance tickets are $10; at the door, $15.(803) 238-5497; http://newlifeprod.com

RHYTHM ON THE RIVER: 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater, 109 Alexander Road. Danielle Howle + Firework Show will take the stage. Free; rain location is Jillian’s, 800 Gervais St. http://rhythmontheriversc.com

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Orquesta Mayor, 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel St. Karaoke Idol will start at 6 p.m., with weekly winners for a cash prize and the finals will be held Aug. 16. Blankets, lawn chairs and coolers are welcome. Free, sponsored by the Columbia Parks and Recreation department. (803) 545-3100; http://columbiasc.net

“SIMPLE CINDY, A FULL FLEDGED MUSICAL?”: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at On Stage Productions, 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia. Join Cindy as she wants to go to the ball but all of the fairy tale characters get lost along the way, which could ruin her evening. Tickets are $8; children, $5. The children’s production is written by Robert Harrelson, directed by Ryan Rodgers, with music composed by 13-year-old Sydney Porth. (803) 351-6751

SUNDAY

“SIMPLE CINDY, A FULL FLEDGED MUSICAL?”: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at On Stage Productions, 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia. Join Cindy as she wants to go to the ball but all of the fairy tale characters get lost along the way, which could ruin her evening. Tickets are $8; children, $5. The children’s production is written by Robert Harrelson, directed by Ryan Rodgers, with music composed by 13-year-old Sydney Porth. Show times are 7:30 p.m. June 19 and 20; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. June 21; 2:30 p.m. June 22. (803) 351-6751

MONDAY

PASSPORT TO IMAGINATION 2014: 10 a.m.-noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through Aug. 2 at Michaels arts and craft stores, 244 Harbison Blvd. and 10204 Two Notch Road, Suite 2. Ages 5-12 will explore culture through crafting. Museum Road Trip will feature a different museum each week with projects inspired by that museum and its exhibits. Participants will learn about natural history, technology, marine life, textiles and art. $2 per session. (803) 407-7813 (Harbison); (803) 462-0624 (Two Notch)

MARY ALICE MONROE: Noon Monday at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. Monroe will read from (and sign copies of) her latest book, “The Summer Wind.” A reception will follow. Tickets are $15; proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Newberry County Library. (803) 276-6264

TUESDAY

LADIES DAY ON THE LAKE: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday at Lighthouse Marina, 1925 Johnson Marina Road, Chapin. Sponsored by the Lake Murray Association, the annual training event is a fun day of learning boating, trailering and safety skills on the shore and waters of Lake Murray. Limited to 32 participants, age 17 and older. $35, includes refreshments, lunch and drinks. Register at http://lakemurrayassociation.com or call (803) 331-8355.

FALL PREVENTION 101: 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Bishop Avenue Wellness Center, 6429 Bishop Ave. Kelly Ward, aka “The Fall Prevention Lady,” will demonstrate mobility techniques and exercises (most can be done at home and even while seated). Workshop is free; each participant will receive a video and booklet. Seating is limited, call (803) 691-1489 to reserve a spot.

WEDNESDAY

CHILDREN’S NATURE PROGRAM: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sesquicentennial State Park, 9564 Two Notch Road. Ages 5-12 will uncover the secrets of birds, insects, mammals and more through hands-on activities. $5; registration deadline is Monday. Meet at the park office and dress appropriately for being outdoors. Children must be accompanied by an adult. (803) 788-2706 or email sesqui@scprt.com

FALL PREVENTION 101: 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday the Eastover Wellness Center, 117 Henry St., Eastover. Kelly Ward, aka “The Fall Prevention Lady,” will demonstrate mobility techniques and exercises (most can be done at home and even while seated). Workshop is free; each participant will receive a video and booklet. Seating is limited, call (803) 353-0532 to reserve a spot.

“TAKING ROOT: THE SUMMER BROTHERS AND THE HISTORY OF POMARIA NURSERY”: Opening reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at McKissick Museum on the USC Horseshoe. Dr. James Kibler of the Ballylee Nature Conservancy and Dr. David Shields of USC’s Department of English will discuss the nursery that thrived from the 1840s-1870s in central South Carolina. The exhibit will be up Thursday through Sept. 20 in the museum’s 2nd floor North Gallery. Museum hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. (803) 777-2876; http://artsandsciences.sc.edu

THURSDAY

SCIENCETELLERS: “Dragons and Dreams!”, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Thursday at the Blythewood Library, 218 McNulty Road, Bythewood. Interactive science storytellers teach by telling a story intertwined with basic science principles; audience members will be encouraged to help the performers present their experiments and tricks.

WINE AND UNWIND LECTURE: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Film producer/director Bud Ferillo will present a screening of his documentary “When the Bough Breaks,” an examination of the state of literacy in South Carolina. Wine and refreshments will be served. Suggested donation, $5. (803) 779-1971, ext. 12; http://louriecentersc.com

JUNETEENTH HISTORIC CELEBRATION: Reception 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the Historic Harriet Barber House, 116 Barberville Loop, Hopkins. Guest will be artist Jonathan Green. Part of FOCUS: Lower Richland, a celebration of S.C.’s Lower Richland County Heritage Corridor. Free, registration is requested. http://sercosc.org

ALEXANDER KORSANTIA: 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the DuBose Poston Reception Hall at the Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. Korsantia, featured guest artist at the Southeastern Piano Festival, will perform compositions by Beethoven, Copeland and Chopin. Cash bar. Tickets are $40; CMA members, $30; students, $10; available at http://capitoltickets.com

“SIMPLE CINDY, A FULL FLEDGED MUSICAL?”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at On Stage Productions, 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia. Join Cindy as she wants to go to the ball but all of the fairy tale characters get lost along the way, which could ruin her evening. Tickets are $8; children, $5. The children’s production is written by Robert Harrelson, directed by Ryan Rodgers, with music composed by 13-year-old Sydney Porth. (803) 351-6751

FRIDAY

GEMS OF THE LOWER RICHLAND CORRIDOR: 9 a.m. Friday, beginning at the Harriet Barber House, 116 Barberville Loop, Hopkins. Five tour options — Historic Sites, Congaree National Park, Equestrian Outing, Plantation and Farms or Historic Cemeteries. Farm-to-Table Feast, 12:30-3 p.m. at Wavering Place Plantation, 427 Adams Hayne Road, Eastover. Part of FOCUS: Lower Richland, a celebration of S.C.’s Lower Richland County Heritage Corridor. Free, registration is requested. http://sercosc.org

VETERANS WELCOME HOME AND BENEFITS FAIR : 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday at Fort Jackson’s Weston Lake Recreation Area (check in at the Community House). Free event for OEF/OIF/OND combat veterans and their families will feature gate pass, paddle boats, lunch, games, face-painting, swimming, VA benefits information and door prizes. Sponsored by the Dorn VA Medical Center, reservations are required, the deadline is June 18. Call (803) 776-4000, ext. 7303 or 7243

KRESS ANNIVERSARY LECTURE SERIES: Noon Friday at the Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. Elise Effmann Clifford, head of paintings preservation at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco will discus the questioned attribution of the CMA’s “View of the Molo” by Canaletto.

LOURIE CENTER DANCE PARTY: 7-10 p.m. Friday at 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Classic favorites by the Capital City Big Band, open seating, reserved tables are available with a single purchase of six or more tickets. Bring your own drinks and snacks, mixers and ice will be available for sale. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Proceeds will support programming at the Lourie Center. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. (803) 799-1971, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays; http://louriecentersc.com

“SIMPLE CINDY, A FULL FLEDGED MUSICAL?”: 7:30 p.m. Friday at On Stage Productions, 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia. Join Cindy as she wants to go to the ball but all of the fairy tale characters get lost along the way, which could ruin her evening. Tickets are $8; children, $5. The children’s production is written by Robert Harrelson, directed by Ryan Rodgers, with music composed by 13-year-old Sydney Porth. (803) 351-6751

PRIME TIME IN THE PARKS: 8-11 p.m. Friday at Pinehurst Park, 2300 Pinehurst Ave., and Lorick Park, 1600 Lorick Ave. Columbia Parks and Recreation’s free late night program provides a fun and safe environment for ages 13-18 with games, sports, music, refreshments and more. (803) 545-3020; http://columbiasc.net/parks-recreation

NEWBERRY COMMUNITY PLAYERS: “Kiss Me, Kate,” 8 p.m. Friday and June 21; 3 p.m. June 22 at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. Play within a play as the main characters are actors in a musical version of Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew.” Tickets are $25; groups of 15 or more, $19. Tickets available at the box office, (803) 276-6264 or http://newberryoperahouse.com

“EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL”: Friday through July 26 at Trustus Theatre’s Thigpen Main Stage, 620 Lady St. A campy adaptation of Sam Rami’s ’80s cult classic films, complete with music. Patrons wishing to become more involved in the action may purchase Splatter Zone seats where they will be splashed with “blood” from the stage. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays (except June 22); no performances the weekend of July 4. Tickets are $27; military and seniors, $25; students, $20; Splatter Zone tickets. $36. Student Rush tickets available 15 minutes prior to curtain. (803) 254-9732; http://trustus.org

SUMMER MOVIE SERIES: “Turbo,” 8:30 p.m. Friday at Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel St. Come early at 7 p.m. for face painting, games, surprises and fun for the whole family. Blankets, lawn chairs and coolers are welcome. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Columbia Parks and Recreation department. (803) 545-3100; http://columbiasc.net

UPCOMING EVENTS

OMG OF HOMEOWNERSHIP WORKSHOP: 8:15 a.m.-1 p.m. June 21 at Midlands Technical College, Northeast Campus, 151 Powell Road. Sponsored by the City of Columbia Development Department, the workshop is designed for first time buyers, long term owners and DIYers with classes on credit, home buying, gardening, maintenance and more. Participants can take up to two classes. (803) 545-3373; http://www.columbiasc.net

ABOUT BOATING SAFELY: Boating safety course, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. June 21 at Flotilla Island, 2390 Johnson Marina Road, Chapin. Certified by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources and taught by U.S. Coast Guard instructors, the course is designed for boaters of all ages and experience. In South Carolina, boaters younger than 16 are required by law to pass an approved boater education course before operating, without supervision, a personal watercraft or a boat powered by a motor with 15 hp or more. Fee is $30; class size is limited to 24 students; students younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult enrolled in the course. Registration deadline is ThursdayJune 19. Successful graduates will be awarded the S.C. Boater Education Card; many insurance companies offer discounts to graduates of the boating education course. Register at http://dnr.sc.gov/education/boated.html

YOUTH EDUCATION FIELD DAY: 9 a.m.-noon June 21. Meet at the Harriet Barber House, 116 Barberville Loop, Hopkins, for a trip to Congaree National Park, followed by a local history skit, hayrides, exploring historical inventions, hands-on soap making, corn grinding, potato banking and a take-away agriculture project. Part of FOCUS: Lower Richland, a celebration of S.C.’s Lower Richland County Heritage Corridor. Free, registration is requested. http://sercosc.org

E-WASTE RECYCLING: 9 a.m.-noon June 21 at Chapin Baptist Church, 950 Old Lexington Highway, Chapin. Open to Lexington and Richland County residents, the event is sponsored by Keep the Midlands Beautiful, Pratt Recycling and YP Cares. Electronics accepted include computers (laptops, minitors, 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). No refrigeration units or appliances that contain freon. Gently worn shoes will be collected for distribution to microenterprise partners through Funds2Orgs and used in developing nations for impoverished people to start, maintain and grow a unique business opportunity to feed, clothe and house their families. (803) 733-1139; http://keepthemidlandsbeautiful.org

FOCUS: LOWER RICHLAND WORKSHOPS AND EXPO: 9 a.m.-noon June 21 at St. John Baptist Church, 230 Reverend Neal Circle, Hopkins. Discussions with historians, preservation/conservation entities and organizations on promoting the Lower Richland Heritage Corridor, displays and demonstrations; followed by a 12:30 p.m. lunch at the Harriet Barber House, 116 Barberville Loop, Hopkins. Part of FOCUS: Lower Richland, a celebration of S.C.’s Lower Richland County Heritage Corridor. Free, registration is requested. http://sercosc.org

MUSEUM ROAD SHOW: 9:30 am.-4 p.m. June 21 at the State Museum, 301 Gervais St. Local experts will be on hand to offer informal appraisals of fine art, textiles, military memorabilia, furniture, jewelry and much more. Limit four items per person. Tickets are $20 for the first item, $30 for two items, $35 for three items and $40 for four items. Members: $15, $25, $30, $35. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling (803) 898-4999 or at the door. http://scmuseum.org/exhibits

BUTTERFLY COUNT : 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 21 at Congaree Swamp National Park, 100 National Park Road. The National American Butterfly Association’s annual butterfly count is a day of field observations along the park’s trail system and within various habitats. Come for all day or part of the day. Free; advance registration required, all ages and experience levels welcome. Participants should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Bring sun protection, bug spray, water, snacks and a sack lunch. Binoculars are recommended but not required; a limited supply will be available for use during the programs. Register by calling (803) 776-4396.

“DINOSAURS: A BITE OUT OF TIME”: Opening June 21 at the State Museum, 301 Gervais St. Exhibit will feature robotic dinosaurs, ranging in size from half-scale to life size, hands-on activities including a controllable duck bill dinosaur, dinosaur dig box and dinosaur puppet booths for kids. $15; military and age 62 and older, $13; ages 3-12, $11 (includes regular museum admission). The museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. (803) 898-4921; http://scmuseum.org

WORLD REFUGEE DAY CELEBRATION: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 21 at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 1416 Broad River Road. Crafts, food, music and a home culture fashion show by members of Columbia’s refugee families. Sponsored by Lutheran Services Carolinas. (803) 461-2683

SANDHILLS STROLL: 10 a.m. June 21 at Sesquicentennial State Park, 9564 Two Notch Road. Casual stroll along the park’s half-mile Jackson Creek Nature Trail; participants will uncover some of the secrets of the forest and its interesting inhabitants. Suitable for age 5 and older. Registration deadline is June 19. $5; seniors and children age 15 and younger, $3 (includes park admission); free to Park Passport Plus holders. Adults must accompany children 15 and younger. Meet at the park office and dress appropriately for being outdoors; insect repellent, sunscreen and water are recommended. (803) 788-2706 or email sesqui@scprt.com

COLUMBIA MUSEUM OF ART: “Women Artists: The Other Side of the Picture,” noon June 21 at 1515 Main St. Film featuring artists Doris McCarthy, Judy Chicago, Joyce Weiland, Jane Ash Poitras and The Guerrilla Girls, the “terrorists” of the art world, discuss the dearth of women’s artwork in major galleries and examine the social history of women in the fine arts. $12; military and age 65 and older, $10; students, $5; members and children 5 and younger, free. The museum is open noon-5 p.m. Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. (803) 799-2810; http://columbiamuseum.org

REAL PEOPLE: MAKING REAL DECISIONS IN REAL TIME: 1 p.m. June 21 at the State Museum, 301 Gervais St. Discussion series in conjunction with the museum’s new temporary exhibit, "The American Revolutionary War in South Carolina." John McCabe, member of the State Museum Foundation Board, will focus on South Carolina partisan, political and continental army leaders. Subjects will include Francis Marion, Winger Danger Thompson, Henry Laurens and others who faced internal struggles pitting neighbor against neighbor. Free with museum general admission or membership. http://scmuseum.org/exhibits

CHRISTOPHER WATSON: Book signing, 1-3 p.m. June 21 at Books on Broad, 944 Broad St., Camden. The Lowcountry writer will sign copies of his first murder mystery novel, “The Handyman,” set in Charleston. http://booksonbroad.com

“SIMPLE CINDY, A FULL FLEDGED MUSICAL?”: 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. June 21 at On Stage Productions, 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia. Join Cindy as she wants to go to the ball but all of the fairy tale characters get lost along the way, which could ruin her evening. Tickets are $8; children, $5. The children’s production is written by Robert Harrelson, directed by Ryan Rodgers, with music composed by 13-year-old Sydney Porth. (803) 351-6751

SUMMER SOULSTICE HIGH-SPEED BIKE RACE: 4:30 p.m. June 21 at 5 Links Crossing Drive in Cobblestone Park, Blythewood. More than 90 professional cyclists will compete on a .5 mile multi-turn course. Amateur races open to all skill levels. http://prereg.com

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Second Nature, 7-10 p.m. June 21 at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel St. Karaoke Idol will start at 6 p.m. with weekly winners for a cash prize; the finals will be held Aug. 16. Blankets, lawn chairs and coolers are welcome. Free, sponsored by the Columbia Parks and Recreation department. (803) 545-3100; http://columbiasc.net

BLYTHEWOOD NIGHT AT THE BALLPARK: 7:05 p.m. June 21 at Capital City Stadium, 301 S. Assembly St. Fun, baseball and fireworks as the Columbia Blowfish take on the High-Point-Thomasville HiToms. Gates open at 6 p.m.; Kids Catch starts at 6:10 p.m. (must bring mitt and ball). Free admission for Blythewood residents, parking is $3 per car. Free ticket vouchers available at Blythewood Town Hall until Wednesday.

CONTRA DANCE: 7-10:30 p.m. June 21 at Wesley Memorial UMC, 2501 Heyward St. (Heyward and Queen streets). Live music featuring ContraForce, Doug Singleton will be the caller. New dancers workshop, 7-7:30 p.m. Bring clean, soft-soled, non-marking shoes. Sponsored by Columbia Traditional Music & Dance, admission is $8; students with student ID, $5. (803) 760-5881; http://contracola.org

NEWBERRY COMMUNITY PLAYERS: “Kiss Me, Kate,” 8 p.m. June 21 and 3 p.m. June 22 at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. Play within a play as the main characters are actors in a musical version of Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew.” Tickets are $25; groups of 15 or more, $19. Tickets available at the box office, (803) 276-6264 or http://newberryoperahouse.com

“EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL”: 8 p.m. June 21 at Trustus Theatre’s Thigpen Main Stage, 620 Lady St. The campy adaptation of Sam Rami’s ’80s cult classic films, complete with music runs through July 26. Patrons wishing to become more involved in the action may purchase Splatter Zone seats where they will be splashed with “blood” from the stage. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays (except June 22); no performances the weekend of July 4. Tickets are $27; military and seniors, $25; students, $20; Splatter Zone tickets. $36. Student Rush tickets available 15 minutes prior to curtain. (803) 254-9732; http://trustus.org

“SIMPLE CINDY, A FULL FLEDGED MUSICAL?”: 2:30 p.m. June 22 at On Stage Productions, 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia. Join Cindy as she wants to go to the ball but all of the fairy tale characters get lost along the way, which could ruin her evening. Tickets are $8; children, $5. The children’s production is written by Robert Harrelson, directed by Ryan Rodgers, with music composed by 13-year-old Sydney Porth. (803) 351-6751

NEWBERRY COMMUNITY PLAYERS: “Kiss Me, Kate,” 3 p.m. June 22 at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. Play within a play as the main characters are actors in a musical version of Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew.” Tickets are $25; groups of 15 or more, $19. Tickets available at the box office, (803) 276-6264 or http://newberryoperahouse.com

FALL PREVENTION 101: 10-11:30 a.m. June 23 at the Gilbert-Summit Senor Center, 409 Broad St., Gilbert. Kelly Ward, aka “The Fall Prevention Lady,” will demonstrate mobility techniques and exercises (most can be done at home and even while seated). Workshop is free; each participant will receive a video and booklet. Seating is limited, call (803) 892-5745t o reserve a spot.

FALL PREVENTION 101: 10-11:30 a.m. June 24 at Seven Oaks Park, 200 Leisure Lane. Kelly Ward, aka “The Fall Prevention Lady,” will demonstrate mobility techniques and exercises (most can be done at home and even while seated). Workshop is free; each participant will receive a video and booklet. Seating is limited, call (803) 772-3336 to reserve a spot.

FALL PREVENTION 101: 10-11:30 a.m. June 25 at the Swansea Senior Center, 197 Lawrence Ave., Swansea. Kelly Ward, aka “The Fall Prevention Lady,” will demonstrate mobility techniques and exercises (most can be done at home and even while seated). Workshop is free; each participant will receive a video and booklet. Seating is limited, call (803) 568-4545 to reserve a spot.

CHILDREN’S NATURE PROGRAM: 10 a.m. June 25 at Sesquicentennial State Park, 9564 Two Notch Road. Ages 5-12 will uncover the secrets of birds, insects, mammals and more through hands-on activities. $5; registration deadline is June 23. Meet at the park office and dress appropriately for being outdoors. Children must be accompanied by an adult. (803) 788-2706 or email sesqui@scprt.com

FALL PREVENTION 101: 10-11:30 a.m. June 26 at Tri-City Leisure Center, 485 brooks Ave., West Columbia. Kelly Ward, aka “The Fall Prevention Lady,” will demonstrate mobility techniques and exercises (most can be done at home and even while seated). Workshop is free; each participant will receive a video and booklet. Seating is limited, call (803) 939-9311 to reserve a spot.

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