The guy with the answers
THE NATURE OF SUMMER: Noon-1 p.m. Tuesday on the patio in front of McKissick Museum, 816 Bull St. Bring your lunch and enjoy Rudy Mancke’s discussion of all things nature and summer. Feel free to bring items of interest (no live animals, please) for him to examine. (803) 777-7251
Be careful what you wish for
“MISS NELSON IS MISSING!”: The rowdy kids in Room 207 don’t have a shred of respect for their good-natured teacher Miss Nelson, but when the witchy substitute Miss Viola Swamp appears on the scene, they start to regret their own wicked ways. Hammond School’s Hawk Ridge Players production of the James Marshall classic begins promptly at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Bank of America Theatre on the Hammond campus, 854 Galway Lane. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Free. (803) 776-0295, ext. 2002; http://hammondschool.org
A night out with the neighbors
FRIDAY NIGHT FISH FRY: 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Eau Claire Community Council, 830 Wildwood Ave. Music, games, face painting, demonstrations and community information. Eat in or takeout, dinners are $10 and include fish, coleslaw or pasta salad, sweet potato fries, bread, iced tea or lemonade; sandwiches with tea or lemonade, $4.50. Desserts and snacks available, $1-$2. Tickets available at http://eauclairecommunity.org or call (803) 420-2106. Proceeds will benefit neighborhood action programs of the Eau Claire Community Council.