They’re safe at home
SAFE SITTER BABY-SITTING COURSE: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., ground floor classrooms D and E. Designed for ages 11-14, the course will provide information on nurturing child care 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. Fee is $75, registration is required and space is limited. (803) 296-2273; palmettohealth.org
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UNBELIEVABLE BATS: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Sesquicentennial State Park, 9564 Two Notch Road. Program will focus on the myths and facts about these misunderstood animals. Visitors will learn about the adaptations bats have for survival and look around the park for a glimpse of the creatures in action. Meet at the park office and dress appropriately for being outdoors, insect repellent is recommended; adults must accompany children 15 and younger. Fee is $5; seniors and ages 15 and younger, $3; includes park admission. Free for Park Passport Plus holders. Registration deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday. (803) 788-2706 or email email@example.com
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After dark at the park
PRIME TIME IN THE PARKS: 8-11 p.m. Friday at Greenview Park, 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; columbiasc.net/parks-recreation