Community calendar

07/30/2014 12:00 AM

07/29/2014 2:20 PM

WEDNESDAY

FREE DOCUMENT SHREDDING: 9 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. Wednesday at Northside Baptist Church, 4347 Sunset Blvd., Lexington. Limit of five boxes or bags of office quality paper products. Arrangements may be made for pickup if a person is handicapped or medically restricted. Shred360 will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items or cash to benefit Harvest Hope Food Bank. Sponsored by Shred360, Northside Baptist and Harvest Hope. (803) 463-7090; http://shred360.com

MAXWELL: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday 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

THURSDAY

AARP SMART DRIVER PROGRAM: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday 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. Thursday at the Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., Sumter; $1. (803) 436-2616; http://sumteroperahouse.com

PETS INC. RESCUE RENDEZVOUS: 5-10 p.m. Thursday at 701 Whaley. Enjoy a sweet and savory spread prepared by master chefs and bid on silent auction items. Tickets are $20 for adults ($25 at the door) and $10 for children age 5-12 ($15 at the door). Children younger than 5 admitted free with the purchase of an adult plate. Tickets can be purchased online or at 300 Orchard Drive, West Columbia. Dress is business casual. (803) 739-9333; http://petsinc.org

GILLS CREEK PRESENTATION: 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday 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. 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

FRIDAY

LET’S MOVE! COLUMBIA DANCE PROGRAM: 9 a.m.-noon Friday at Greenview Park, 6700 David 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. Friday at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, 500 Wildlife Parkway. Sample beer from domestics to imports to specialty 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. Friday 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

ARTS & DRAUGHTS: 7-11 p.m. Friday 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. Friday and 4 p.m. Sunday 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

“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

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

SATURDAY

MUSEUMS ON US: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. SaturdayAug. 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

STANDING IN THE GAP COMMUNITY FORUM AND FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday 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

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT KICKOFF: 6-10 p.m. Saturday at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel St. Crime prevention awareness event will feature public safety vehicles, “Catch the Criminal” scavenger hunt, inflatable rides, home security displays, Kiss-FM live broadcast, 5-7 p.m. Held in conjunction with the Summer Concert Series featuring saxophonist Dante Lewis and the Karaoke Idol competition. Free and open to the public. (803) 545-3555; http://columbiasc.net

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Saxophonist Dante Lewis, 7-10 p.m. Saturday 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

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

SUNDAY

MUSEUMS ON US: Noon-5 pm. Sunday 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

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

USC SUMMER CHORUS II: 4 p.m. Sunday 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

MONDAY

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

FITNESS, FOOD AND LOSING WEIGHT: 6-8 p.m. Monday 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 efforts. Class fee, $25. (803) 732-0432; http://midlandstech.edu/cce

MAYOR’S BACK-TO-SCHOOL DRILLS & SKILLS: 6-8 p.m. Monday through Aug. 8 at various city parks and recreational facilities; instruction during the week followed by school supplies giveaways and a basketball skills competition on Aug. 8. Free, open to ages 6-17. Basketball clinics for boys 6-9, Hyatt Park; boys 10-13, Greenview Park; boys 14-17, M.L. King Park; girls 6-17, Drew Wellness Center. Tennis clinic for boys and girls ages 6-17 at the Columbia Tennis Center. No previous skills required, wear white loose fitting clothes, tennis shoes and a hat or visor. Golf clinic for boys and girls ages 6-17 at the James E. Clyburn Golf Center. No previous skills required, personal equipment welcomed; wear comfortable clothes, tennis shoes and a hat or visor. The giveaways and skills competition will be 6-8 p.m. at Greenview, Hyatt and MLK Parks. Register early, the deadline is Friday. (803) 545-3100

TUESDAY

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

RICHLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S NATIONAL NIGHT OUT: 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Lower Richland High School/Region 1 Headquarters. Helicopter display, K-9 unit, climbing walls, entertainment, Kids ID fingerprinting and more. Free.

BATESBURG-LEESVILLE NATIONAL NIGHT OUT: 6-9 p.m. Aug. 5 at Leesville College Park, 423 College St. (at the end of Main Street). Live music by Steele Justice, free haircuts, child ID and car seat installation, refreshments, puppet show, bounce house, Lexington County Sheriff’s Department Explorer Post, McGruff the Crime Dog, fire equipment and National Guard displays.

UPCOMING EVENTS

WOMEN AT HEART EARLY HEALTH SCREENINGS: 7-10 a.m. 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

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 Tuesday. $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”: The Stanley Donen film festival continues at 10 a.m. Aug. 9 at Nickelodeon, 1607 Main St., with the musical fantasy based on the classic Antoine de Saint-Exupery chidlren’s parable. 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

HOGS AND DOGS FOR AMERICAN HEROES: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 9 at Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson, 190 Pontiac Business Center Drive, Elgin. Fundraiser for the PAALS Bob’s Best Friend Fund, which benefits local veterans in need of assistance dogs, companion dogs or therapeutic programs. The event will feature a Chinese raffle, dog wash, food and drinks, microchip vendors, woodworking crafts and demonstrations of PAALS (Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services) service dogs. The local HOG (Harley Owners Group) chapter will organize a two-hour benefit ride; kickstands up at 11 a.m. Registration is $25 and includes a commemorative T-shirt and lunch (passengers, $10). Family dogs are welcome to attend. Pre-registration information at http://thundertowerharley.com

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

SECOND SUNDAY ROLL: 1:30 p.m. Aug. 10, meet at Historic Columbia’s Robert Mills Carriage House, 1616 Blanding St. This month’s trip is to Goodwill Plantation in Eastover. Admission includes transportation and refreshments; registration is required. $20; youth, $15; HC members, $15/$10. (803) 252-1770, ext. 33 or email reservations@historicolumbia.org

“ROYAL WEDDING”: The Stanley Donen film festival continues at Nickelodeon, 1607 Main St. The 1951 MGM musical stars Fred Astaire and Jane Powell. Performances at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 11, $10; and 3 p.m. Aug. 12, $8. (803) 254-3433; http://nickelodeon.org

FAMILY NIGHT AT EDVENTURE: 5-8 p.m. Aug. 12 at EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais St. Admission is $1. (803) 779-3100; http://edventure.org

10th ANNUAL GIVE TO GAIN GALA: 7-11 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center, 200 Stoneridge Drive. An evening of glitz, glamour, dining, dancing and entertainment to benefit Special Olympics South Carolina. Donations help build additional programs, continue year-round competitions and cover travel costs for athletes and volunteer coach. Tickets are $50; couples, $80; tables for 10, $1,000. Includes dinner, live music by the Root Doctors and live/silent auctions. http://so-sc.org

“THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)”: Aug. 14-17 and 21-24 at the Sumter Little Theatre, 14 Mood Ave., Sumter. Two acts, three performers, parodies of all of the Shakespeare plays (and sonnets) in less than two hours. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15; students, seniors and military, $12 and go on sale Aug. 11. Box office hours are 3-6 p.m. weekdays. (803) 772-2150; http://sumterlittletheatre.org

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

“MARVEL”OUS MOVIE SERIES: August-October at Sesquicentennial State Park, 9564 Two Notch Road. The schedule includes “The Amazing Spider-Man,” Aug. 15; “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Sept. 12 and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” Oct. 10. PG-rated movies start at dark and will be shown outdoors. Popcorn, candy and soft drinks will be sold to benefit the Friends of Sesqui. Free with park admission – $2; age 15 and younger, free. Blankets and lawn chairs welcome, insect repellent and flashlights recommended. (803) 788-2706 or email sesqui@scprt.com

HIKE WITH A RANGER : 9 a.m. Aug. 16 at Sesquicentennial State Park, 9564 Two Notch Road. Guided hike will focus on fitness so participants must be able to walk two miles at a moderate pace. Participants will also learn more about the park, its trails and other recreational opportunities available. Meet at the park office and dress appropriately for the outdoors, insect repellent is recommended and children 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Registration deadline is Aug. 13. Free with park admission of $2; age 15 and younger, free. (803) 788-2706 or email sesqui@scprt.com

BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASH/COMMUNITY FUN DAY: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 16 at Good Shepherd Holiness Church, 6824 Cabin Creek Road, Hopkins. Free food, school supplies, games, music and more for the entire family. (803) 776-1309

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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