Community calendar

June 16, 2014 

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 Wednesday. 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 Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday 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. June 29, July 13, 20; 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

SATURDAY

OMG OF HOMEOWNERSHIP WORKSHOP: 8:15 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday 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. Saturday 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 Thursday. 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 Saturday. 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 Saturday 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 Saturday 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

BUTTERFLY COUNT : 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday 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 Saturday 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. Saturday 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. Saturday 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 Thursday. $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 Saturday 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. Saturday 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, William 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. Saturday 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. 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

SUMMER SOULSTICE HIGH-SPEED BIKE RACE: 4:30 p.m. Saturday 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. Saturday 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. Saturday 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. Saturday 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. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday 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. Saturday 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

SUNDAY

“SIMPLE CINDY, A FULL FLEDGED MUSICAL?”: 2:30 p.m. Sundayat 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. Sunday 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

MONDAY

FALL PREVENTION 101: 10-11:30 a.m. Monday 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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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