A FIRST ANNIVERSARY ON FIRST THURSDAY: 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday at 1624 Main St. Help celebrate the one-year anniversary of Good Life Cafe, Michael’s Cafe and Catering, Agape Pharmacy, 24/7 Health & Fitness Center, Agape Physicians Care, Agape Conference Center and Agape Senior for being a part of the Main Street community. Hors d’oeuvres, beverages, live music AND the festivities of First Thursday.
COMMUNITY GARDEN EXPO: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 2300 Greene St. Sponsored by the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department and the Columbia Sertoma Club, the free hands-on gardening experience will feature seminars, demonstrations, vendors and more. Ed Brogdon of Back to Eden will discuss the economic, health and social benefits of community gardening. Presenters and vendors may register for a table, presenters, free; vendors, $30. The deadline to register is Wednesday. (803) 545-3100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
‘SISTER ACT’: In this musical comedy, a disco diva who’s a witness to a murder finds safety among the nuns in a convent. But she isn’t going to sit quietly. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. This is part of the Broadway in Columbia series. Ticket: $45-$58. For tickets, contact the box office at kogercenterforthearts.com or at (803) 251-2222.
RUN HARD MARATHON: The Run Hard Marathon, the half marathon and marathon relay races begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The kids marathon begins at 7:45 a.m., and the 5K at 8 a.m. Starting line is at the corner of Sumter and Senate streets in Columbia, next to the State House. Finish line is back at the State House. For more info, runhardcolumbiamarathon.com