Grave history lessons
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
Never miss a local story.
Fairy tale feline
“ 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
Times’s running out
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-session workshop focuses on making a 12-inch-by-12-inch 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. Registration deadline is Saturday. (803) 545-3093; http://columbiasc.net