>>> BOOK SIGNINGS
There’s a Farmer in the garden
JASPER ART-IN-THE-GARDEN SALON: 6 p.m. Thursday at 1521 Maple St. Jenks Farmer will discuss gardening methods and read from (and sign) his new book, “Deep Rooted Wisdom.” Presented by Jasper Magazine — The Word on Columbia Arts. http://jaspercolumbia.net
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The power of music
“SONGS FROM THE HARP”: 7 p.m. Thursday at the Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., Sumter. Kipper Edens Ackerman, along with other local musicians, will perform a benefit concert for The Sounds of Grace, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring peace and healing through music by placing musicians in health care and hospice facilities and classrooms for children with special needs. Box and orchestra tickets are $20; balcony, $15. (803) 436-2500; http://sumtersc.gov/sumter-opera-house
The deadline is March 31
HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE EDUCATION AND ENROLLMENT: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Richland Library, 1431 Assembly St. No appointment necessary; to enroll, bring your Social Security number, as well as your family members’ SSN (or document numbers if you are legal immigrants); family members’ birthdates; your last four pay stubs, W-2 forms or Wage and Tax Statements; policy numbers for any existing health insurance plans; and information about any employer-provided health insurance for which you and your family would qualify. (803) 231-6383; http://richlandlibrary.com/cca