Community calendar

July 8, 2014 

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.

WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday. Check out the summer shopping specials and dining opportunities in Five Points. http://fivepointscolumbia.com

“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. Thursdays in July at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St. To register for a screening, call (803) 296-2273

LUNCH AND LEARN: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard McCain and physical therapist Laurie Whitcomb will share information on prevention strategies for hip fractures. Free, light refreshments will be served. (803) 779-1971; http://louriecentersc.com

“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 may 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

FRIDAY

S.C. GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY SUMMER WORKSHOP: Friday and Saturday at the S.C. Archives and History Center, 8301 Parklane Road (off Farrow Road). Friday’s 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 Saturday, 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 Friday at Hyatt Park, 950 Jackson St. 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 Friday 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. Friday, 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 \tmay 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. Friday at the Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., Sumter; $1. (803) 436-2616; http://sumteroperahouse.com

“THE HALLELUJAH GIRLS”: 8 p.m. Friday 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. Friday 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. 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

“EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL”: 8 p.m. Friday at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. The production is based on the Sam Raimi’s “Evil Dead” film series with some Broadway show tunes and a little audience participation. Participants can purchase tickets to the “Splatter Zone,” for gore galore (you get a Trustus T-shirt). Tickets are $27, seniors and military, $25; students, $20; half-price Student Rush tickets available 15 minutes prior to curtain. Splatter Zone tickets are $36. (803) 254-9732; http://trustus.org

SATURDAY

STATE MUSEUM: “Chapman’s Charleston, 1863-1864,” art exhibit featuring 33 paintings by artist and Confederate soldier Conrad Wise Chapman. The exhibit is open Saturday through Jan. 18 at 301 Gervais St. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $7; age 62 and older, $6; ages 3-12, $5, age 2 and younger, free. http://scmuseum.org

LEARN FREELY FEST: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Richland Library, 1431 Assembly St. An exciting day of learning for the whole family. Choose from more than a dozen fun and informative sessions on everything from gardening, 3-D printing, and yoga to genealogy, origami and how to tie a bow tie! Free. http://richlandlibrary.com

REPTICON: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Jamil Temple, 206 Jamil Road. Expo of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, spiders and small exotic animals. Breeders and vendors will offer animals, merchandise, cages, supplies, live and frozen feeders; there will be seminars featuring live animals with an opportunity for guests to interact with them and raffles both days. VIP tickets (good for both days, 9 a.m. entry on Saturday and product samples) are $12; ages 5-12, $4; age 4 and younger, free; two-day tickets are $15 and $5; one-day tickets at the door are $10 and $5. http://repticon.com/columbia.html

PUSS IN BOOTS”: 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday at the Columbia Marionette Theatre, 401 Laurel St. A whimsical retelling of the classic fairy tale, complete with a shape-shifting ogre and of course, a spiffy pair of boots. Tickets are $5.75. (803) 252-7366; http://cmtpuppet.org

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

JAMMIN’ IN JULY MUSIC FESTIVAL: 5-11 p.m. Saturday 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. Friday at Historic Camden. Free parking, food concessions and collectible 2014 T-shirts designed by Robert Ariail; $15. 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. Saturdayat 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

“EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL”: 8 p.m. Saturday at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. The production is based on the Sam Raimi’s “Evil Dead” film series with some Broadway show tunes and a little audience participation. Participants can purchase tickets to the “Splatter Zone,” for gore galore (you get a Trustus T-shirt). Tickets are $27, seniors and military, $25; students, $20; half-price Student Rush tickets available 15 minutes prior to curtain. Splatter Zone tickets are $36. (803) 254-9732; http://trustus.org

SUNDAY

“EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL”: 3 p.m. Sunday at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. The production is based on the Sam Raimi’s “Evil Dead” film series with some Broadway show tunes and a little audience participation. Participants can purchase tickets to the “Splatter Zone,” for gore galore (you get a Trustus T-shirt). Tickets are $27, seniors and military, $25; students, $20; half-price Student Rush tickets available 15 minutes prior to curtain. Splatter Zone tickets are $36. (803) 254-9732; http://trustus.org

MONDAY

SAFE SITTER BABYSITTING COURSE: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday 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

UPCOMING EVENTS

MOVIES AT THE OPERA HOUSE: “Planes,” 10 a.m., 1 and 7 p.m. July 17 at the Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., Sumter; $1. (803) 436-2616; http://sumteroperahouse.com

RENOVATION RODEO: 6-7:30 p.m. July 17 in the Cottontown neighborhood. Historic Columbia’s Palladium Society takes its tour series to Vino Garage, 2327 Main St., for light hors d’oeuvres as well as beer, a wine tasting and a discount on growlers. Renovation Rodeos highlight old homes and buildings in the Columbia area that have been refurbished and renovated while staying true to the roots and history of the site. $5; free for Palladium Society members. Register at http://historiccolumbia.org or call (803) 252-7742, ext. 15.

“EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL”: 8 p.m. July 17-19, 24-26 at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. The production is based on the Sam Raimi’s “Evil Dead” film series with some Broadway show tunes and a little audience participation. Participants can purchase tickets to the “Splatter Zone,” for gore galore (you get a Trustus T-shirt). Tickets are $27, seniors and military, $25; students, $20; half-price Student Rush tickets available 15 minutes prior to curtain. Splatter Zone tickets are $36. (803) 254-9732; http://trustus.org

LET’S MOVE! COLUMBIA DANCE PROGRAM: 9 a.m.-noon July 18 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 2300 Greene St.; July 25 at Woodland Park, 6500 Olde Knight Parkway; Aug. 1 at Greenview Park, 6700 David St.; and Aug. 8 at Hyatt Park, 950 Jackson St. 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

AARP SMART DRIVER PROGRAM: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 18 at Lexington Leisure Center, 108 Park Road, Lexington. Completion of the program enables any participant age 26 or older to receive a discount on their automobile insurance. Bring a sack lunch. $20; AARP members, $15. Register by calling (803) 957-7979

CHRISTMAS IN JULY: Crafts fair, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 18 in the rec room at Christopher Towers, 1805 Devine St. Offering foods, ceramics, jewelry and fabric, knit and crochet arts; beadwork demonstration, Christmas card photographer. (240) 291-6709; jmagnusson48@gmail.com

“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

PRIME TIME IN THE PARKS: 8-11 p.m. July 18 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

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. 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 Saturday. (803) 545-3093; http://columbiasc.net

PUSS IN BOOTS”: 11 a.m., 3 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 30 and Mondays, July 21, Aug. 13 at the Columbia Marionette Theatre, 401 Laurel St. A whimsical retelling of the classic fairy tale, complete with a shape-shifting ogre and of course, a spiffy pair of boots. Tickets are $5.75. (803) 252-7366; http://cmtpuppet.org

FOOD TRUCK RODEO: 1-6 p.m. July 19 on the green space at First Citizens Bank, Lady and Main streets. Proceeds will benefit SavingEliza, a fundraiser for a clinical treatment trial for Sanfilippo Syndrome. http://savingeliza.com

“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 Columbia Baroque performing works by Handel and Corelli. Free with membership or admission. (803) 799-2810; http://columbiamuseum.org

“MURDER AT THE FAMILY REUNION”: 6:45 p.m. July 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 may want to bury the hatchet in Uncle Louie when he shows up with his new friend, Daisy. Tickets are $28-$30. (803) 200-2012

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Daniel D and Urban Instrumentalist, 7-10 p.m. July 19 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

DEFENSIVE DRIVING: 6-10 p.m. July 22-23 at Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus, 7300 College St., Irmo. Defensive driving techniques are stressed through lectures, videos and classroom demonstrations. Bring a pen or pencil to class. Fee, $79. (803) 732-0432; http://midlandstech.edu/cce

MOVIES AT THE OPERA HOUSE: “Muppets: Most Wanted,” 10 a.m., 1 and 7 p.m. July 24 at the Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., Sumter; $1. (803) 436-2616; http://sumteroperahouse.com

EXCEL GRAPHICS: 9 a.m.-noon July 25 at Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus, 7300 College St., Irmo. Graphs are powerful tools for visually representing important numeric data and can be created simply in Excel. Fee, $79. (803) 732-0432; http://midlandstech.edu/cce

PRIME TIME IN THE PARKS: 8-11 p.m. July 25 at Greenview 6700 David St., and MLK Park, 2300 Greene St. 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: “Monsters vs. Aliens,” 8:30 p.m. July 25 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

CPR: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 26 at Midlands Technical College Airport Campus, 1260 Lexington Drive, West Columbia. BLS Healthcare Provider CPR/AED for adults, children and infants is taught using the most current guidelines for healthcare providers and emergency response personnel. Qualification is good for two years. Fee, $85. (803) 732-0432; http://midlandstech.edu/cce

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 Saturday. (803) 545-3093; http://columbiasc.net

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Mystic Vibrations, 7-10 p.m. July 26 at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel St. Karaoke Idol will start at 6 p.m. June 14, 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

MOVIES AT THE OPERA HOUSE: “The Lego Movie,” 10 a.m., 1 and 7 p.m. July 31 at the Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., Sumter; $1. (803) 436-2616; http://sumteroperahouse.com

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