Community calendar

July 3, 2014 

FRIDAY

INDEPENDENCE DAY BBQ: 1 p.m.-midnight Friday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 641, 534 S. Beltline Blvd. BBQ will be served beginning at 2 p.m. Plates, $8; including chicken, hash and rice, baked beans, coleslaw, rolls and dessert. Music by the Jeff Crider Band, 9 p.m.-midnight; $5. (803) 776-0399

FREEDOM FESTIVAL: 1-10 p.m. Friday at Village at Sandhill, Clemson and Two Notch Roads. Sponsored by Grow Financial Federal Credit Union, the event will feature balloon art, car show by the Wildhorses Mustang Car Club, exhibits by the Richland County Sheriff’s department, 1-4 p.m.; live music by Ronnie McDowell, 6-8:30 p.m. and Johnny Lee and the Urban Cowboy Band, 8-9:30 p.m., followed by a fireworks display.

STAR SPANGLED SYMPHONIC SALUTE: 6-9 p.m. Friday at Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road. Children’s activities begin at 6 p.m., a concert by the Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra starts at 8 p.m., featuring a range of music from Broadway songs to patriotic tunes to sing-alongs. Check out the food truck rodeo with food and drinks available for purchase. Parking, $5. http://www.icrc.net

BLUES & BBQ ON THE RIVER: 6-10 p.m. Friday at Coble Plaza, Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel St. (behind EdVenture Children’s Museum). There will be fun, food, blues featuring Elliott & the Untouchables and a fireworks display at 9 p.m. $15 per person, no coolers permitted. Sponsored by the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department. (803) 545-3100

TORCHLIGHT TATTOO: 8 p.m. Friday at Hilton Field, Fort Jackson. Formal ceremony features a cannon salute to each state and territory in the United States, music by the 282nd Army Band and a 30-minute fireworks display, as well as games, crafts and rides for families with small children. Arrive early for the best seats and parking. Access to the fort may be through Gate 2 (Forest Drive/Strom Thurmond Boulevard), Gate 4 (Percival and Boyden Arbor roads) or Gate 5 (Leesburg Road). Ages 10 and older must have a valid state or government issued identification card for entry. Vehicle drivers must possess a valid driver’s license, valid proof of insurance and registration. Motorcycle riders must wear a DOT approved helmet, full-fingered gloves, over-the-ankle boots, long-sleeved shirt/jacket and reflective vest or clothing. Food and drink concessions will be available beginning 4 p.m. Pets, grills, alcoholic beverages, firearms and personal fireworks are not permitted and coolers are not allowed in the bleachers (lawn chairs and blankets welcome for use in the field).

SUMMER MOVIE SERIES: “Rio 2,” 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 admission, popcorn and drinks. Sponsored by the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department. (803) 545-3100; http://columbiasc.net

SATURDAY

EDVENTURE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM: It’s that time again, free admission for one Bank of America cardholder 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at 211 Gervais St. Additional guests will pay regular admission. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is $11.50; military (with ID) and age 62 and older, $10.50; members and children younger than 1, free. (803) 779-3100; http://edventure.org

CAPITAL CITY BEACH PARTY: 4-10 p.m. Saturday at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel St. Games, fun, music, treasure hunt and more. The Episodes (formerly The Drifters), take the stage at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks at 10 p.m. Blankets, lawn chairs and coolers are welcome. Free, sponsored by the Columbia Parks and Recreation department. (803) 545-3100; http://columbiasc.net

ROCKIN’ RED, WHITE & BLUE CELEBRATION: 6 p.m. Saturday at Doko Meadows, 171 Langford Road, Blythewood. Music from the D.B. Bryant Band will start at 6 pm. with food vendors, face painting and the Blythewood Arts Center’s display of art work. Fireworks will start at 9 p.m. Lawn chairs welcome; no coolers, please. Free.

“MURDER AT THE FAMILY REUNION”: 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Theatre Rowe at Columbia Dinner Theatre, second floor, Richland Mall, 3400 Forest Drive. The Hooper family reunions are never a dull event. How could they be? Everyone hates each other. Despite all the family backstabbing and infighting, everyone likes to please rich Uncle Louie. Once a year, the Hoopers try to bury the hatchet in the hopes of gaining a little favor in Uncle Louie’s last will and testament. But this year, they mightmay want to bury the hatchet in Uncle Louie when he shows up with his new friend, Daisy. Tickets are $28-$30. (803) 200-2012

SUNDAY

EDVENTURE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM: It’s that time again, free admission for one Bank of America cardholder, noon-5 p.m. Sunday at 211 Gervais St. Additional guests will pay regular admission. Admission is $11.50; military (with ID) and age 62 and older, $10.50; members and children younger than 1, free. (803) 779-3100; http://edventure.org

“MURDER AT THE FAMILY REUNION”: 4:45 p.m. Sunday, Theatre Rowe at Columbia Dinner Theatre, second floor, Richland Mall, 3400 Forest Drive. The Hooper family reunions are never a dull event. How could they be? Everyone hates each other. Despite all the family backstabbing and infighting, everyone likes to please rich Uncle Louie. Once a year, the Hoopers try to bury the hatchet in the hopes of gaining a little favor in Uncle Louie’s last will and testament. But this year, they mightmay want to bury the hatchet in Uncle Louie when he shows up with his new friend, Daisy. Tickets are $28-$30. (803) 200-2012

MONDAY

“WHEN HOME IS THE STREET”: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Nickelodeon, 1607 Main St. Award-winning human rights documentary on the lives of street children in Mexico and Brazil and the healing power of love and forgiveness. Discussion following the film will feature Dr. Morris J. Blachman, associate dean at the USC School of Medicine, Aleksandra Chauhan, assistant public defender for Richland County and Dr. Irene Rizzini, the primary consultant of the film. Free, sponsored by the Lawyers Committee for Children’s Rights.

TUESDAY

FAMILY NIGHT AT EDVENTURE: $1 admission, 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais St. (803) 779-3100; http://edventure.org

ENGENUITY SC SCIENCE CAFE: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at SpeakEasy, 711 Saluda Ave. The topic will be “Understanding Stroke Risk, Treatment and Prevention,” with neurologist Dr. Souvik Sen, SmartState Endowed Chair in Clinical Stroke Research at USC. The cafe meets the second Tuesday of every month to discuss the latest ideas in science and technology in a free-form, non-traditional academic context. Age 21 and older. http://engenuitysc.com/sciencecafe

WEDNESDAY

“LARRY’S BRING YOUR OWN DINNER DINNER THEATRE,” a fundraiser for Trustus Theatre, will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Trustus, 520 Lady St. Act I will feature the “talents” of Miss Loreen DeMint, Miss Polly Gripp, Miss Tess Tickles and guest Miss Patti O’Furniture. Act II will feature the Dick Goodwin Trio with singers Kim Harne, Sam McWhite, Katrina Blanding, Janet Hopkins, Caroline Weidner and Avery Bateman. The bar opens at 6 p.m. (bring your own dinner, really), dress is tacky tourist bad dinner theatre attire. Tickets are $20, available at http://trustus.org.

“THE HALLELUJAH GIRLS”: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Irmo. Chapin Theatre Company production of a Hope-Jones-Wooten comedy (“Dearly Beloved,” “Christmas Belles” and “Mama Won’t Fly”). Tickets are $18; students, seniors and military, $15; age 12 and younger, $12. (803) 204-8544; http://chapintheatre.org

THURSDAY

MOVIES AT THE OPERA HOUSE: “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2,” 10 a.m., 1 and 7 p.m. Thursday at the Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., Sumter; $1. (803) 436-2616; http://sumteroperahouse.com

FREE PROSTATE CANCER AND DIABETES SCREENINGS: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St. To register for a screening, call (803) 296-2273

“MURDER AT THE FAMILY REUNION”: 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Theatre Rowe at Columbia Dinner Theatre, second floor, Richland Mall, 3400 Forest Drive. The Hooper family reunions are never a dull event. How could they be? Everyone hates each other. Despite all the family backstabbing and infighting, everyone likes to please rich Uncle Louie. Once a year, the Hoopers try to bury the hatchet in the hopes of gaining a little favor in Uncle Louie’s last will and testament. But this year, they mightmay want to bury the hatchet in Uncle Louie when he shows up with his new friend, Daisy. Tickets are $28-$30. (803) 200-2012

HISTORIC COLUMBIA CEMETERY TOURS: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Elmwood Cemetery, 501 Elmwood Ave. Tour options include Secrets from the Grave at 7:30 to allow attendees to study the iconography symbols found on many of the markers and headstones in the cemetery. The Moonlight Cemetery tours, at 8 and 8:30 p.m., discuss the lives, burials, cemetery plots and tombstones of families and prominent citizens from Columbia’s 19th and 20th centuries. Tickets are $12; age 17 and younger, $6; $8 and $4 for HC members. (803) 252-1770, ext. 23; http://historiccolumbia.org

SINGER-SONGWRITER RICHARD BUCKNER: 8 p.m. Thursday in the Columbia Museum of Art’s Lorick Auditorium, 1515 Main St. Happy Hour starts at 7 p.m. (galleries will be open during Happy Hour); cash bar. The concert begins at 8 p.m., featuring selections from Buckner’s latest release, “Surrounded.” $12; members, $10. http://columbiamuseum.org

“THE HALLELUJAH GIRLS”: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Irmo. Chapin Theatre Company production of a Hope-Jones-Wooten comedy (“Dearly Beloved,” “Christmas Belles” and “Mama Won’t Fly”). Tickets are $18; students, seniors and military, $15; age 12 and younger, $12. (803) 204-8544; http://chapintheatre.org

UPCOMING EVENTS

S.C. GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY SUMMER WORKSHOP: July 11-12 at the S.C. Archives and History Center, 8301 Parklane Road (off Farrow Road). The July 11 schedule starts off with registration at 8:45 a.m., followed by hands-on Archive Search Room tours at 9 and 10 a.m.; afternoon sessions run from 12:45-4:30 p.m.; a speaker’s reception will be held from 7-8 p.m. at the Marriott Courtyard, 111 Gateway Corporate Blvd. (near I-77 and Farrow Road). On July 12, registration, continental breakfast and open displays, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; followed by 9:45-11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. sessions and another Archive Search Room tour. Break for lunch at 12:15 p.m, catered lunch, $12.50; the afternoon wraps up with sessions from 1:45-3 pm. and 3:15-4:15 p.m. Pre-registration fee is $40, $35 for SCGS members plus $3 for a CD or $5 for an informational booklet. http://scgen.org.

LET’S MOVE! COLUMBIA DANCE PROGRAM: 9 a.m.-noon July 11 and Aug. 8 at Hyatt Park, 950 Jackson St.; July 18 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 2300 Greene St.; July 25 at Woodland Park, 6500 Olde Knight Parkway; and Aug. 1 at Greenview Park. Led by a local dance instructor, ages 5-12 will learn the history and moves of a variety of dance styles including jazz, ballet, hip-hop and African. Sessions for ages 5-8 will be 9:10-10:15 a.m., with a break from 10:15-10:30 a.m., classes for ages 9-12, 10:30-11:45 a.m. with dismissal at noon. Sponsored by the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department and Let’s Move! Columbia. (803) 315-4964

KRESS ANNIVERSARY LECTURE SERIES: Noon July 11 at the Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. Speaker will be Fulvia Zaninelli, researcher for the Kress Provenance Research Project at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Zaninelli’s research focuses on the activities of Count Alessandro Contini Bonacossi, Samuel Kress’ principal art dealer. Her presentation will examine her work in the field of provenance research. Free with membership or admission. http://columbiamuseum.org

“MURDER AT THE FAMILY REUNION”: 6:45 p.m. July 11, 19, 24-25 and 4:45 p.m. July 20, Theatre Rowe at Columbia Dinner Theatre, second floor, Richland Mall, 3400 Forest Drive. The Hooper family reunions are never a dull event. How could they be? Everyone hates each other. Despite all the family backstabbing and infighting, everyone likes to please rich Uncle Louie. Once a year, the Hoopers try to bury the hatchet in the hopes of gaining a little favor in Uncle Louie’s last will and testament. But this year, they mightmay want to bury the hatchet in Uncle Louie when he shows up with his new friend, Daisy. Tickets are $28-$30. (803) 200-2012

MOVIES AT THE OPERA HOUSE: “Iron Man 3,” 7 p.m. July 11 at the Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., Sumter; $1. (803) 436-2616; http://sumteroperahouse.com

“THE HALLELUJAH GIRLS”: 8 p.m. July 11-12 and 3 p.m. July 13 at the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Irmo. Chapin Theatre Company production of a Hope-Jones-Wooten comedy (“Dearly Beloved,” “Christmas Belles” and “Mama Won’t Fly”). Tickets are $18; students, seniors and military, $15; age 12 and younger, $12. (803) 204-8544; http://chapintheatre.org

PRIME TIME IN THE PARKS: 8-11 p.m. July 11 at Hyatt Park, 950 Jackson Ave., Booker Washington Heights Cultural Arts Center, 2611 Grant St., and St. Anna’s Park, 1315 Liberty Hill 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

SUMMER MOVIE SERIES: “Rise of the Guardians,” 8:30 p.m. July 11 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 admission, popcorn and drinks. Sponsored by the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department. (803) 545-3100; http://columbiasc.net

WOMEN AT HEART EARLY HEALTH SCREENINGS: 7-10 a.m. July 26 at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., ground floor, Classrooms D and E. Screenings will include a fasting lipid panel, blood pressure, body mass index, fasting glucose as well as weight and waist circumference. Health screenings require a 12-hour fast. Participants are encouraged to register early because screening appointments are limited. (803) 296-2273; http://palmettohealth.org

COLUMBIA MUSEUM OF ART: “Women Artists: The Other Side of the Picture,” noon July 12 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

JAMMIN’ IN JULY MUSIC FESTIVAL: 5-11 p.m. July 12 at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, 222 Broad St., Camden. Grab the kids (no pets), cooler (no glass) and lawn chairs for an evening featuring 10 bands and solo acts of varied genres. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Admission is $20; military and seniors, $18; ages 6-12, $4; younger than 6, free. $2 discount tickets available until 5 p.m. July 11 at Historic Camden. Food concessions, free parking and collectible 2014 T-shirts designed by Robert Ariail. Rain location: 833 S. Broad St. (803) 432-9841; http://historic-camden.net

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Terence Young and Soul Centric, 7-10 p.m. July 12 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

SAFE SITTER BABYSITTING COURSE: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 14 at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., ground floor, Classrooms A and B. Designed for teens ages 11-14, the course will provide information on nurturing childcare techniques, basic life-saving techniques, safety precautions and how and when to call for help. Each participant will receive a Safe Sitter Basics manual, completion card and a T-shirt. $75, registration is required and space is limited. (803) 296-2273; http://palmettohealth.org

“PETER PAN”: 7:30 p.m. July 18at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St. Ever dreamed of flying away to Neverland? Here’s your chance. Just think lovely thoughts and away you go with Peter, Tinker Bell, Wendy, Michael and John. Along the way, you’ll meet the Lost Boys and a tribe of Indian braves led by Tiger Lily. Additional show times are 7:30 p.m. July 19, 24-26, July 31-Aug. 2; 3 p.m. July 20, 27. Tickets, $15-25. (803) 799-2510; http://www.towntheatre.com

SUMMER MOVIE SERIES: “Chicken Run,” 8:30 p.m. July 18 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 admission, popcorn and drinks. Sponsored by the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department. (803) 545-3100; http://columbiasc.net

LOW CALORIE CRACKED CANDY MOSAIC ART WORKSHOP: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, July 19 and 26, at the Columbia Parks and Recreation Art Center, 1928 Calhoun St. Two-day workshop focuses on making a 12”x12” mosaic piece from stained glass; patterns will be supplied. $90, includes all materials and supplies. Class size is a minimum of four and a maximum of 10. Preregistration deadline is July 12. (803) 545-3093; http://columbiasc.net

“MUSIC FROM COLONIAL SOUTH CAROLINA”: 2 p.m. July 19 at the Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. An exploration of chamber music featuring the Columbia Baroque Soloists performing works by Handel and Corelli. Free with membership or admission. (803) 799-2810; http://columbiamuseum.org

BASKET WEAVING WORKSHOP: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. July 26 at Edisto Discovery Park, 1914 Wiley St. Participants will create a Williamsburg-style basket. $65, includes all tools and supplies. Class size is a minium of four and a maximum of 10. Registration deadline is July 12. (803) 545-3093; http://columbiasc.net

WOMEN AT HEART EARLY HEALTH SCREENINGS: 7-10 a.m. July 26 at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., ground floor, Classrooms D and E. Screenings will include a fasting lipid panel, blood pressure, body mass index, fasting glucose as well as weight and waist circumference. Health screenings require a 12-hour fast. Participants are encouraged to register early because screening appointments are limited. (803) 296-2273; http://palmettohealth.org

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