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August 7, 2014

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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

THURSDAY

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. Thursday 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 and will be available at the door. Proceeds will benefit Lexington Interfaith Community Services.

FRIDAY

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

“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. $5. (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

SATURDAY

SOUTH CAROLINA IRIS SOCIETY: Plant sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday 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. Saturday 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. Saturday 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. Saturday 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. Saturday 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 outcome 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. Saturday 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

SOUTHEASTERN TOY SOLDIER SHOW: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the State Museum, 301 Gervais St. Toy soldier collectors and vendors will be on hand with miniature figures from all periods of history. Re-enactors will present a living history time line from the Revolutionary War to World War II. Free with museum admission of $7 for adults, $6 for age 62 and older and $5 for ages 2-12. http://scmuseum.org

HOGS AND DOGS FOR AMERICAN HEROES: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday 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 (passengers, $10) and includes a commemorative T-shirt and lunch.. Family dogs are welcome to attend. Preregistration information at http://thundertowerharley.com

PINK BOW BENEFIT: 6:30 p.m. Saturday 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. Saturdayat 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. 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; $5. (803) 240-8544; http://chapintheatre.org

“THE VELVET WEAPON”: 8 p.m. Saturday 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

SUNDAY

SECOND SUNDAY ROLL: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, 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

“THE VELVET WEAPON”: 3 p.m. Sunday 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. 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

BOOK SIGNING: 3 p.m. Sunday at the Irmo Branch Library, 6251 St. Andrews Road. Author Kim Boykin will be discuss her new book, “Palmetto Moon.” Book signing and reception will follow. Sponsored by the Friends of the Irmo Library. (803) 798-7880

“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. $5. (803) 240-8544; http://chapintheatre.org

DIVE-IN THEATER: 8:30-10 p.m. Sunday at the Maxcy Gregg Pool, 1655 Park Circle. Relax in the pool with tubes and rafts while you watch “Rio 2.” $3 per person. Sponsored by Columbia parks and recreation department. (803) 545-3100

MONDAY

“ROYAL WEDDING”: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Nickelodeon, 1607 Main St. The Stanley Donen film festival continues with the 1951 MGM musical starring Fred Astaire and Jane Powell; $10. (803) 254-3433; http://nickelodeon.org

TUESDAY

“ROYAL WEDDING”: The Stanley Donen film festival continues at Nickelodeon, 1607 Main St., with the 1951 MGM musical starring Fred Astaire and Jane Powell, 3 p.m. Tuesday; $8. (803) 254-3433; http://nickelodeon.org

FREE KINDERMUSIK DEMO CLASSES: 3:45 p.m. Tuesday at Trenholm Park, 3900 Covenant Road. The music and movement program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and older children is offered in more than 72 countries. RSVP at info@kmusikwjeanetted.com

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

LUNCH AND LEARN: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Margaret S. Poovey, a doTerra Wellness Advocate, will speak on essential oils for health, her presentation will include how to use essential oils to assist our bodies in healing joint pain, alleviating stomach aches and flu symptoms. Four powerful blends will be featured, plus lemon and wild orange. Free and open to the public. Bring a lunch, beverage and dessert will be provided. (803) 779-1971, ext. 12; http://www.louriecenter.com

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 VELVET WEAPON”: 8 p.m. Aug. 14-16 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. 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

“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 Monday. 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

“FOLLIES”: 8 p.m. Aug. 15 at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St. Staged concert version of hits from the award-winning Stephen Sondheim musical of the same name presented in a casual atmosphere. The Town Theatre fundraiser features more than 30 of the Midlands’ finest and favorite performers. $10, general admission; call (803) 799-2510 to reserve tickets.

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 Wednesday. Free with park admission of $2; age 15 and younger, free. (803) 788-2706 or email sesqui@scprt.com

STATE MUSEUM: Grand opening of the planetarium, observatory and 4-D theater, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 16 at 301 Gervais St. Planetarium shows, 4-D movies, live music. telescope gallery tours and the opening of a new art exhibition, “Building a Universe.” The first 100 people in line will receive free general admission and other free tickets and discounts for a year. http://scmuseum.org

BATTLE OF CAMDEN REMEMBRANCE DAY: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, 222 Broad St., Camden. Members of the Philip Simmons Artist-Blacksmith Guild of S.C. will demonstrate blacksmithing on the forge from 9:40 a.m.-2 p.m. and militiaman Ed Grossheim will discuss life in the Carolina backcountry and on the campaign trail. Children’s activities begin at 10:30 a.m. with a scavenger hunt, colonial games and stories. At 11 a.m., the Col. Joseph Kershaw Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will host a wreath-laying ceremony at the Camden Battlefield on Flat Rock Road. Guided tours of the reconstructed Kershaw House will be held from 2-4 p.m. (803) 432-9841; http://historic-camden.net

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 kcmitchell@columbiasc.net

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

SANDHILLS STROLL: 10 a.m. Aug. 22 at Sesquicentennial State Park, 9564 Two Notch Road. Guided nature walk will take participants on a casual stroll along Sesqui’s half-mile Jackson Creek Nature Trail. $5; seniors and children 15 and younger (includes park admission); free for Park Passport Plus holders.. Registration deadline is Aug. 19. Meet at the park office and dress appropriately for the outdoors, insect repellent is recommended. Adults must accompany children age 15 and younger. (803) 788-2706 or email sesqui@scprt.com

4th FRIDAY!: 6:30-9 p.m. Aug. 22 at 21 N. Main St. (the green space across from the Sumter Opera House), Sumter. Food, beverages, concessions and music by the Josh Brannon Band. (803) 436-2640; http://downtownsumter.org

“SWIFT STRIKE SUMMER”: 8 p.m. Aug. 22, 23; 3 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Ritz Theater, downtown Newberry. In the summer of 1963, more than 80,000 soldiers participated in the Swift Strike III Army maneuvers throughout the Southeast. Newberry’s role was capital city of a fictional nation and the epicenter of fighting between the Blue and Red armies. Residents jumped into the event whole hog; young boys camped out in tents made of bedspreads over clotheslines, soldiers eagerly swapped C-rations for homemade jelly biscuits and community leaders were ersatz government officials – and spies. The Newberry Community Players help relive the excitement with the original play by the mother-daughter team of Sue and Buffy Summer. Tickets available at the Newberry Opera House, (803) 276-6264. Regular admission is $10; students, active duty military and veterans, $8.

JA 5K FUN RUN THROUGH SHANDON: 7:30 a.m. Aug. 23 at Hand Middle School, Duncan Street. Online registration at http://strictlyrunning.com; $25 by Aug. 25, Aug. 16 until race time, $30. Proceeds benefit Junior Achievement of South Carolina.

JAILBREAK ESCAPE URBAN CHALLENGE RUN: 8 a.m. Aug. 23 at the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, 521 Gibson Road. Packet pick-up at 6:15 a.m. A 3.1 mile run with cross-fit style exercises is designed to challenge participants (in teams of two) of all ages and fitness levels. $30; team, $50 before Aug. 21; $35/$65 Aug. 21 until race day. Proceeds will brnefit the Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation to purchase equipment, materials, training and supplies not otherwise provided for in the Department’s budget.

IRMO CLASSIC CAR AND TRUCK SHOW: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 23 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, across from CrossRoads Middle School. Activities will include an art show, complimentary drinks and hot dogs with chili, trophies, cash prizes, children’s activities and music. Gates open for classic car owners (1989 models or older) at 8:30 a.m., parking is limited to 300 spaces. No registration is required. Rain date is Aug. 30. Questions? Email katie@dubosegroup.com

FOLKFABULOUS FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 23 in front of USC’s McKissick Museum on the Horseshoe. Free and open to the public. Southeastern Native American art festival will feature musicians, storytellers, artisans and community leaders from several Southeastern tribes. Participating artists include Keith Brown demonstrating Catawba pottery, Choctaw bead artist Roger Amerman, Tuscarora music by the Deer Clan Singers and Cherokee storyteller and stonecarver Freeman Owle. Traditional food will be available from the Native American Cafe. (803) 777-2876; http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/mckissickmuseum/folkfabulous-2014

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