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MUSEUMS ON US: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 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
VIETNAM VETERANS HONORS CEREMONY: 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, 1306 Hampton St. Keynote speaker will be retired Marine Maj. Gen. James Livingston of Mount Pleasant, a Medal of Honor recipient from the Vietnam War. The event will also feature military bands, military artifacts and memorabilia display and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott will give each veteran in attendance a senatorial certificate of appreciation and pin.
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. Saturday 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
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
CUTS FOR KIDS: 10 a.m. Monday through Aug. 30 at The Salon at Remington College, 607 Bush River Road. Cosmetology students will provide free back-to-school haircuts for age 17 and younger. Call (803) 214-9062 to schedule an appointment; walk-ins welcome, too.
“CHARADE”: The Stanley Donen film festival continues at 5:30 p.m. Monday and 3 p.m. Tuesday at Nickelodeon, 1607 Main St. The 1963 comedy-thriller stars Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. Tickets for Monday’s screening are $10 and $8 for the Tuesday 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
DOCUMENT SHREDDING AND SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE: 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Tuesday at Chapin Town Hall, 157 NW Columbia Ave. Free shredding of office quality paper products, binders and notebooks; limit five boxes. Arrangements may be made to pick up items if a person is handicapped or medically restricted. Sponsored by Shred360 and the town of Chapin. Also accepting school supplies to benefit children and schools in need in the Midlands. Wish list includes #2 pencils, pens (red, blue and black), inexpensive flash drives, boxes of tissue, glue sticks, hand-held pencil sharpeners, loose leaf notebook paper, 3x3 Post-It notes, highlighters, composition notebooks (not spiral), graph paper and 3x5 index cards. (803) 463-7090; http://shred360.com
FREE KINDERMUSIK DEMO CLASSES: 3:45 p.m. Tuesday and Aug. 12 at Trenholm Park, 3900 Covenant Road. The music and movement program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and older children is offered in more than 72 coutries. RSVP at email@example.com
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
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT COOKOUT: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Gibson Pond Park, 241 Gibson Road, Lexington. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for and participation in anti-crime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Lexington Police Department-sponsored event will feature hot dogs with all the extras and snow cones for dessert. Balloons, educational material for children and adults, child passenger safety seat checks and information on Community Action Team services. (803) 359-6260
CHAPIN AREA NATIONAL NIGHT OUT: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Chapin Furniture, 1150 Chapin Road (U.S. 76). Give neighborhood crime and drugs a going away party – meet your local public safety officials, local vendors and your neighbors; get information about neighborhood watch, fire safety and other local programs. Arts and crafts, door prizes, giveaways, food, music, Kids ID fingerprinting by the Chapin Police Department Explorer Post 170; S.C. Department of Natural Resources display; S.C.’s “most wanted” police car – you can bring your muscle, classic or antique auto to show off. Partyz Unlimited will offer open play with inflatables and a rock climbing wall. Presented by Chapin Police Department and the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.
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. Tuesday 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.
WOMEN AT HEART EARLY HEALTH SCREENINGS: 7-10 a.m. Wednesday and Aug. 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
HIROSHIMA DAY VIGIL: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Tapp’s Art Center, 1644 Main St. Event will feature a screening of the short film, “Witness to Hiroshima,” live music and silent reflection and sharing in memory of the residents of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The program will be followed by a preview of the “Hiroshima … Never Forget” art exhibit running Thursday through Aug. 30. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center and the Columbia Society of Friends (Quakers).
MONTY PYTHON LIVE (MOSTLY): 7:30 p.m. Wednesday8/6 and 5:30 p.m. Aug.10 at Nickelodeon Theatre, 1607 Main St. John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin perform classic skits with topical twists. Tickets are $18; http://nickelodeon.org
BACK TO SCHOOL BASH: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday 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
IT-oLOGY GAME NIGHT: 5 p.m. Thursday at It-oLogy, 1301 Gervais St., Suite 200. Techie types will be playing League of Legends, Mario Kart, Smash Brothers Brawl and Melee. Pizza and beverages will be provided. Bring yourself, any mobile gaming device you have, any games you want to play and a computer if possible. Free; RSVP at http://it-ology.org/events
FASHION WITH COMPASSION: 6-8 p.m. Thursday8/7 at The Village at Southlake, 123 Gibson Road, Lexington. Entertainment, food, wine and beer bar, fashion show and fun. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse, followed by the show at 7. Tickets are $20; couples, $30. Proceeds will benefit Lexington Interfaith Community Services.
COUNTDOWN TO KINDERGARTEN: 5:30-8 p.m. Friday 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 a mock classroom, practice boarding a school bus and carrying a lunch tray. (803) 779-3100; http://edventure.org
BOOK SIGNING: 6 p.m. Friday at Barnes & Noble, 3400 Forest Drive. Author Madelyn Rosenberg will sign copies of her latest novel for young adults, “Dream Boy.” (803) 787-5600
MEDICINE CABINET MAKEOVER WITH ESSENTIAL OILS: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Expecting Well, 514 Gervais St. Learn the different uses of essential oils and how to use them safely and effectively to help support your body’s immune system, decrease inflammation, improve rest and stress management and influence a positive mood. Free; but RSVP at http://eventbrite.com
MOVIES AT THE OPERA HOUSE: “Divergent,” 7 p.m. Friday at the Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., Sumter; $1. (803) 436-2616; http://sumteroperahouse.com
“UNBELIEVABLE BATS”: 7:30 p.m. Friday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
“THE MAGICAL LAND OF OZ”: 8 p.m. Friday 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
“THE VELVET WEAPON”: 8 p.m. Friday 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
SOUTH CAROLINA IRIS SOCIETY: Plant sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Columbia Garden Club Council building, 1605 Park Circle. Iris plants, bulbs, garden plants and trees. (803) 776-0474
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 1974 musical fantasy based on the classic Antoine de Saint-Exupery children’s parable. Free. http://nickelodeon.org
#WHENTHEWOMENGATHER: Photography exhibit and mother-daughter reception, 10 a.m. Aug. 9 at Soda City Market, 1500 Main St. Participants in the four-week #NoFilter Project camp for girls ages 14-16 worked on a collaborative photography project to address issues that affect women of color. The targeted outcomes for the participants was to introduce them to visual arts, stimulate their creativity and to strengthen their critical thinking and writing skills. Free; register at http://eventbrite.com
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. Preregistration information at http://thundertowerharley.com
PINK BOW BENEFIT: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at Senate’s End, 300 Senate St. Charity fundraiser to spread awareness tips and tools to diagnose and cope with the life of a loved one with a Congenital Heart Defect. Event will feature a silent auction, live entertainment fashion show, refreshments, cash bar, prizes, surprises and more. Cocktail attire. Advance tickets are $30, $15 for children at http://eventbrite.com; $30/$20 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association’s Midlands Chapter, the cardiac unit of the Children’s Bustamante Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica, and selected charities.
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
“THE MAGICAL LAND OF OZ”: 8 p.m. Aug. 9 and 3 p.m. Aug. 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. (803) 240-8544; http://chapintheatre.org
“THE VELVET WEAPON”: 8 p.m. Aug. 9 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
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 email@example.com
“ROYAL WEDDING”: The Stanley Donen film festival continues at Nickelodeon, 1607 Main St., with the 1951 MGM musical starring Fred Astaire and Jane Powell. Screenings 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, glamor, 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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
CITY OF COLUMBIA’S BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASH: Noon-5 p.m. Aug. 16 at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel St. Free event for elementary, middle and high school students will feature health screenings, book bag giveaways, Health & Fitness Zone, entertainment, fitness challenges, vendors, exhibitors, face painting and more. Presented by BlueChoice HealthPlan Medicaid. (803) 545-3100 or email email@example.com
TRUSTUS 2014 PLAYWRIGHTS’ FESTIVAL WINNER: Script reading of Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich’s “Big City,” 2 p.m. Aug. 16 at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. (803) 254-9732; http://trustus.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
“FUNNY FACE”: The Stanley Donen film festival continues at Nickelodeon, 1607 Main St., with the 1957 musical starring Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn. Screenings at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 18, $10; and 3 p.m. Aug. 19, $8. (803) 254-8237; http://nickelodeon.org
DEFENSIVE DRIVING: 6-10 p.m. Aug. 19-20 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 BLACK MAN…COMPLEX”: 8 p.m. Aug. 20 and 22 at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. Latest work by artist/choreographer Terrance Henderson is part of the Premieres Festival, a celebration of local artists presented by Trustus and Jasper Magazine. Tickets are $20. (803) 254-9732; http://trustus.org
EDVENTURE AFTER DARK PRESENTS LOL: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais St. An evening of comedy for adults age 21 and older, featuring local comedians Wayne Cousins, Jenn Snyder, Topher Riddle and Joe Coughlin. River Rat Brewery will serve up fantastic brews. Tickets are $20 (two drinks included – beer and wine plus munchies). Proceeds benefit Yes, Every Child, EdVenture’s commitment to providing underserved families with access to the joy of learning at the museum. (803) 779-3100; http://edventure.org
THE RESTORATION’S “CONSTANCE”: 8 p.m. Aug. 21 and 23 at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. Concert version of the acclaimed concept album by local band The Restoration, is part of the Premieres Festival, a celebration of local artists presented by Trustus and Jasper Magazine. Tickets are $20. (803) 254-9732; http://trustus.org
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