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07/23/2014 12:00 AM

07/22/2014 3:11 PM

WEDNESDAY

“MONTY PYTHON LIVE (MOSTLY)”: 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Regal Sandhill Cinema 16, 450 Town Center Place. For the first time in more than three decades, the guys will be performing live on stage together at London’s O2 Arena. Well, actually, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese and Terry Jones (Graham Chapman passed away in 1989). Tickets are $18. http://tickets.fandango.com

FIVE POINTS ASSOCIATION WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday. Check out the shopping village’s retail and dining specials. Participating retailers include 2G’s Clothing, Bohemian, Copper Penny, Good For the Sole Shoes, Julia Neal Fashions, Loose Lucy’s, Office Depot, Revente, Sid & Nancy, STEEL Garden, The Oops! Company, Tic Toc Candy Shoppe and Vestique. Restaurants getting serious with the wine down theme include Cellar on Greene, Harper’s, Jake’s, Village Idiot and Yesterdays. http://fivepointscolumbia.com

DRUM MAFIA: 7 p.m.-midnight Wednesday at Conundrum Music Hall, 626 Meeting St., West Columbia. Monthly gathering for drummers and spectators. Speakers include Todd Ellis, Jim “Soni” Sonefeld and Jacobi Gunter. An open jam session will follow the clinics. Tickets are $8 at the door. www.conundrum.us

THURSDAY

MOVIES AT THE OPERA HOUSE: “Muppets: Most Wanted,” 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

SALADS AND SANDALS: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at City Roots Sustainable Farm, 1105 Airport Blvd. Enjoy food from Chicken Salad Chick, Grecian Gardens, Tiffany’s Bakery; refreshing summer beverages; displays of sandals from Gwen Rawls Shoe Boutique and a tour of the farm. Tickets are $25; all proceeds benefit Harvest Hope food bank. RSVP by calling Tammy Huddle at (803) 254-4432, ext. 1111 or email thuddle@harvesthope.org

BLYTHEWOOD AFTER FIVE: 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at Doko Manor, 171 Langford Road, Blythewood. Join Mayor Mike Ross in welcoming the new town administrator, Gary Parker, and speak with him on a one-on-one basis. Register in advance at http://blythewoodchamber.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

2014 FOOTBALL KICKOFF WITH BRETT FAVRE: 7 p.m. Thursday at Township Auditorium, 1703 Taylor St. Balcony seats are $50 and orchestra seats are $60. Proceeds will benefit The Calhoun Trauma Brain Injury Foundation. The evening will open with a silent auction at 5:30 p.m. and music from The One Man Band and Elliott & the Untouchables. (803) 576-2350; www.thetownship.org

“PETER PAN”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at 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. Tickets, $15-25. (803) 799-2510; http://www.towntheatre.com

“MONTY PYTHON LIVE (MOSTLY)”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Regal Sandhill Cinema 16, 450 Town Center Place. For the first time in more than three decades, the guys will be performing on stage together at London’s O2 Arena. Well, actually, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese and Terry Jones (Graham Chapman passed away in 1989). Tickets are $18. http://tickets.fandango.com

“EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL”: 8 p.m. Thursday 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

FRIDAY

“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 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

“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

EXCEL GRAPHICS: 9 a.m.-noon Friday 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

LET’S MOVE! COLUMBIA DANCE PROGRAM: 9 a.m.-noon Friday 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

TOWN OF BLYTHEWOOD “DOKO” RODEO: Friday at Blythewood Community Center Park on Community Road. The event starts at 6 p.m. with live music featuring Trent Jeffcoat. International Professional Rodeo starts at 8 p.m. with competition in eight rodeo events. You can test your skills by riding a mechanical bull. Food vendors and children’s activities. Sponsored by Wilson Car Sales. Advance tickets are $12 ($15 at the gate); age 12 and younger, $5; age 4 and younger, free. http://blythewoodrodeo.com

DOWNTOWN SUMTER 4th FRIDAYS!: 6:30-9 p.m. Friday in the green space across from the Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St. Concert featuring Too Much Sylvia. Food and beverage concessions will be on site. (803) 436-2640; http://downtownsumter.org

“PETER PAN”: 7:30 p.m. Friday at 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. Tickets, $15-25. (803) 799-2510; http://www.towntheatre.com

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; http://columbiasc.net/parks-recreation

SUMMER MOVIE SERIES: “Monsters vs. Aliens,” 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

SATURDAY

A LOTTA TALENT AND A LITTLE LUCK: A CELEBRATION OF STANLEY DONEN: 6 p.m. Saturday. A 90th birthday salute to the director who grew up in Columbia’s Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood. Meet at Hollywood Park, 300 S. Gregg St., for Historic Columbia 6 and 6:30 p.m. guided walking tours through the neighborhood; $8, youth, $5; age 5 and younger, Historic Columbia and Nickelodeon members, free. At 7 p.m., enjoy a picnic and DJ in Hollywood Park followed by an 8 p.m. screening of Donen’s classic “Singin’ in the Rain.” Free admission. http://nickelodeon.org

WOMEN AT HEART EARLY HEALTH SCREENINGS: 7-10 a.m. Saturday and Aug. 6, 13, 20 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. Saturday 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

WELLNESS DAY: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at Stedfast Christian Center, 5200 Fairfield Road. Health screenings, nutrition sessions for the entire family and immunization information for all school-age children. Free. (803) 786-9129

BACK TO SCHOOL SPLASH: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1201 Mohawk Drive, West Columbia. Snow cones and supervised trips down the water slide, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., followed by a hot dog lunch and drawings for school backpacks, back to school items and gift cards to Walmart and fast food restaurants. (803) 794-7777

TOWN OF BLYTHEWOOD “DOKO” RODEO: Saturday at Blythewood Community Center Park on Community Road. The event starts at 6 p.m. with live music featuring Dallas Reese. International Professional Rodeo starts at 8 p.m. with competition in eight rodeo events. You can test your skills by riding a mechanical bull. Food vendors and children’s activities. Sponsored by Wilson Car Sales. Advance tickets are $12 ($15 at the gate); age 12 and younger, $5; age 4 and younger, free. http://blythewoodrodeo.com

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Mystic Vibrations, 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel St. Karaoke Idol starts at 6 p.m. with weekly winners for a cash prize; 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

“PETER PAN”: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 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. Tickets, $15-25. (803) 799-2510; http://www.towntheatre.com

“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

GUARDIANS OF THE NIGHT K9 5K RUN/WALK: 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Village at Sandhill, Clemson and Two Notch roads. The race will begin at the Plex, 741 Fashion Drive and end at the fountain in the Town Center Commons. Richland County Sheriff’s Department K9 officers and their assigned K9s will participate in the run. Following the race, the K9 unit will be on hand for interaction during the awards ceremony. Entry fee is $25; registration 8-10 p.m.. Proceeds will benefit the Richland County Sheriff’s Department K9 unit. (803) 309-9413 or email khoover@rcsd.net

SUNDAY

ROBERT NEWTON III MUSICAL MEMORIAL: “A Celebration of Life, Music and Spirit,” 3-7 p.m. Sunday at the fountain in Five Points. Tribute concert to the late Robert Newton III. Entertainment by Brian Conner and His Amazing Friends, Jeff Kozelski and the Outervention, Cherie Maree, Les Hall, the Herbie Jeffcoat Projekt, Lee Barbour and others. Newton’s former students will also provide open-mic performances. Free, sponsored by the Robert Newton Memorial Foundation and the Five Points Association.

“PETER PAN”: 3 p.m. Sunday at 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. Tickets, $15-25. (803) 799-2510; http://www.towntheatre.com

MONDAY

CAMERON RUNYAN OPEN HOUSE: 5-6:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 1737 Main St. For more information or to schedule an appointment with the city councilman, call (803) 545-3061.

“ON THE TOWN”: 1949 MGM musical starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin was shot on location in New York City. The Stanley Donen film festival continues at 5:30 p.m. Monday and 3 p.m. Tuesday at Nickelodeon, 1607 Main St. Tickets for the Monday screening are $10 and $8 for the Tuesday matinee. http://nickelodeon.org

TUESDAY

STEELY DAN: 8 p.m. Tuesday at The Township, 1703 Taylor St. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $57-$125 (four ticket limit); available at the box office and http://ticketmaster.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS

MAXWELL: 7:30 p.m. July 30 at The Township, 1703 Taylor St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $46-$77 (eight ticket limit); available at the box office and http://ticketmaster.com

AARP SMART DRIVER PROGRAM: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 31 at the Batesburg-Leesville Senior Center, 227 Highland Ave., Batesburg. Successful completion of the program enables any participant age 26 and older to receive a discount on their automobile insurance. $20; AARP members, $15. Bring a sack lunch. Register by calling (803) 532-4536

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

GILLS CREEK PRESENTATION: 5:30-7 p.m. July 31 in the Lucy Hampton Bostick Auditorium at the Richland Library Main, 1431 Assembly St. Dr. Warner Montgomery will share stories, photos and both personal and told experiences about the Gills Creek watershed and surrounding neighborhoods. The Walker Local and Family History Center will have historic maps and other information available and the Gills Creek Watershed Association will introduce new and interesting topics about the Gills Creek watershed. http://gillscreekwatershed.org

“PETER PAN”: 7:30 p.m. July 31-Aug. 2 at 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. Tickets, $15-25. (803) 799-2510; http://www.towntheatre.com

LET’S MOVE! COLUMBIA DANCE PROGRAM: 9 a.m.-noon 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

BREW AT THE ZOO: 7-9:30 p.m. Aug. 1 at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, 500 Wildlife Parkway. Sample beer from domestics to imports to speciality microbrews, meander through the zoo or hang out in the plaza and listen to live music by Whiskey Tango Revue.. Event will be held rain or shine for the 21 and older crowd. Advance tickets are $40; $50 at the gate; Riverbanks Society members, $30. Designated driver tickets, $15 at the gate (includes unlimited soft drinks). Proceeds support ongoing conservation and education efforts at Riverbanks. (803) 779-8717; http://riverbanks.org

SUMMER DANCE: 7-10:30 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle, (Maxcy Gregg Park). Heart ’n Soul will be playing classic hits from the 1950s and ’60s. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; BYOB and snacks, soft drinks will be available for purchase. Advance tickets, $15; $20 at the door. Reserved tables available with a single purchase of at least six tickets. Proceeds will support programming at the Lourie Center. (803) 779-1971; http://louriecentersc.com

“THE MAGICAL LAND OF OZ”: Aug. 1-3, 8-10 at the Old Chapin Firehouse, 102 Lexington Ave., Chapin. Chapin Theatre Company production of the musical based on the classic L. Frank Baum book. Performances at 8 p.m. Aug. 1, 2, 8, 9; 3 p.m. Aug. 3, 10. (803) 240-8544; http://chapintheatre.org

ARTS & DRAUGHTS: 7-11 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. Enjoy beer tastings from The Whig, musical performances by Shallow Palace, Stagbriar, Bo White Y Su Orquesta and Banditos. D.I.Y. art projects, interactive art, scavenger hunts and tours. Sponsored by The Whig, WXRY and Free Times. $8; members, $5 (join or renew your membership and get in free). (803) 799-2810; http://columbiamuseum.org

USC SUMMER CHORUS II: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1 and 4 p.m. Aug. 3 in the School of Music Recital Hall, 813 Assembly St. Performances of Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass” and “Te Deum” by Dvorak. Free. (803) 777-5369

STANDING IN THE GAP COMMUNITY FORUM AND FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 2 at Francis Burns United Methodist Church, 5616 Farrow Road. Food, educational forums, health screenings and more; free. Join your neighbors’ efforts to enrich the 29203 community. (803) 361-4146; (803) 237-0697

PARENTS NIGHT OUT: 6-9 p.m. Aug. 2 at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, 500 Wildlife Parkway. Park your kids ages 4-11 at the zoo for animal encounters, pizza, popcorn, a kid-friendly movie and more. $25 per child, $20 per child for Riverbanks members. Reservations deadline is July 26 at http://riverbanks.org

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Daniel Lewis, 7-10 p.m. Aug. 2 at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel St. Karaoke Idol will start at 6 p.m. with weekly winners for a cash prize; 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

MUSEUMS ON US: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 2 and noon-5 pm. Aug. 3 at EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais St. Bank of America cardholders are admitted free the first full weekend monthly. Regular admission applies to additional guests. (803) 779-3100; http://edventure.org

new 7/23 rb7/22 “CHARADE”: Comedy-thriller starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. The Stanley Donen film festival continues at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 4 and 3 p.m. Aug. 5 at Nickelodeon, 1607 Main St. Tickets for the Aug. 4 screening are $10 and $8 for the Aug. 5 matinee. http://nickelodeon.org

FITNESS, FOOD AND LOSING WEIGHT: 6-8 p.m. Aug. 4 at Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus, 7300 College St., Irmo. Learn the unique principles and secrets of losing weight permanently, naturally and without gimmicks. Learn the three stages of permanent weight loss – Mind, Muscle and Mouth, as well as a few biggest loser secrets to turbo-charge your weight loss effots. Class fee, $25. (803) 732-0432; http://midlandstech.edu/cce

FRENCH HAND SEWING BY MACHINE: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 5-12 at Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus, 7300 College St., Irmo. French hand techniques are used to create lace shaping, puffing and pintucks to adorn children’s dresses, bonnets, layettes, christening gowns and linens. Construct a small pillow using lace shaping and other techniques on a sewing machine. Class fee, $99. Materials are provided; a sewing machine and basic sewing knowledge are required. (803) 732-0432; http://midlandstech.edu/cce

BACK TO SCHOOL BASH: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 7 at Reid Chapel, 724 Gabriel St. Free public event will feature speakers, entertainment, food and educational events regarding topics that affect youth. Sponsored by the Richland County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, an interdisciplinary council sponsored by the Richland County Department of Social Services. (803) 714-7504; (803) 714-7635

COUNTDOWN TO KINDERGARTEN: 5:30-8 p.m. Aug. 8 at EdVenture Children’’s Museum, 211 Gervais St. Rising kindergartners and their families will enjoy free admission to the museum, costumed characters, games, face painting, school supplies, free dental and vision screenings for children, information booths and resources for parents on keeping kids safe and healthy. Kindergartners can visit mock classroom, practice boarding a school bus and carrying a lunch tray. (803) 779-3100; http://edventure.org

MOVIES AT THE OPERA HOUSE: “Divergent,” 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., Sumter; $1. (803) 436-2616; http://sumteroperahouse.com

“UNBELIEVABLE BATS”: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at Sesquicentennial State Park, 9564 Two Notch Road. Nature program will focus on myths and facts about these misunderstood animals. Visitors will learn about the adaptations bats have for survival and will look around the park for a glimpse of these creatures in action. Participants should meet at the park office and dress appropriately for being outdoors. Insect repellent is recommended and adults should accompany children age 15 and younger. Registration deadline is Aug. 5. $5, seniors and age 15 and younger, $3; Park Passport Plus holders, free. (803) 788-2706 or email sesqui@scprt.com

“THE VELVET WEAPON”: Aug. 8-16 at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. Deborah Brevoort’s script was the winner of the 2013 Trustus Playwrights’ Festival. The play is a metaphorical examination of the Velvet Revolution, a nonviolent transition of power in what was Czechoslovakia in 1989. Dewey Scott-Wiley directs. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $22; military and seniors, $20; students, $15. Half-price Student Rush tickets are available 15 minutes prior to curtain. (803) 254-9732; http://trustus.org

CPR: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 9 at Midlands Technical College Airport Campus, 1260 Lexington Drive, West Columbia. BLS Healthcare Provider CPR/AED for adults, children and infants, using the most current guidelines for healthcare providers and emergency response personnel. Class fee, $85. Qualification is good for two years. (803) 732-0432; http://midlandstech.edu/cce

DEFENSIVE DRIVING: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 9 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

“THE LITTLE PRINCE”: Musical fantasy based on the classic Antoine de Saint-Exupery children’s parable. The Stanley Donen film festival continues at 10 a.m. Aug. 9 at Nickelodeon, 1607 Main St. Free. http://nickelodeon.org

BACK TO SCHOOL BASH: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 9 at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1341 McCords Ferry Road, Lugoff. Free event will feature school supplies, door prizes, writing contest, gang awareness, health screenings, food, games and guest speaker Master Sgt. Michael Parker of the McGrady National Guard Training Center. (803) 736-1175; http://mtpilgrimonline.net

new 6/4 rb6/3 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Coconut Groove Band, 7-10 p.m. Aug. 9 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

HISTORIC COLUMBIA CEMETERY TOURS: Aug. 14 at Elmwood Cemetery, 501 Elmwood Ave., There are two guided tour options — the Secrets From the Grave tour starts before dark at 7:30 p.m. to allow for study of the iconography symbols 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 Columbia citizens from the 19th and 20th centuries. Bring a flashlight. Tickets are $12, age 17 and younger, $5; HC member adults, $8; HC member youth, $4. Tickets are available by calling (803) 252-1770, ext. 23; online at www.historiccolumbia.org or email reservations@historiccolumbia.org

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Horizons, 7-10 p.m. Aug. 16 at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel St. Karaoke Idol finals start at 6 p.m. Blankets, lawn chairs and coolers are welcome. Free, sponsored by the Columbia Parks and Recreation department. (803) 545-3100; http://columbiasc.net

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