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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

WEDNESDAY

FREE DOCUMENT SHREDDING: 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at The UPS Store, 7001 St. Andrews Road. Shred360 will accept up to five boxes or bags of office quality paper, binders and notebooks. Arrangements can bemade to have materials picked up, if a person is handicapped or medically restricted. A back-to-school supply drive will be held – requested items include #2 pencils, pens (red, blue, black), inexpensive flash drives, boxes of tissue, glue sticks, handheld pencil sharpeners, loose leaf notebook paper, 3x3 Post It notes, highlighters, composition notebooks (not spiral), graph paper and 3x5 index cards. (803) 463-7090 or email greg@shred360.com

CROSBY, STILLS AND NASH: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Township, 1703 Taylor St. The definitive folk-rock supergroup, led by Stephen Stills’ muscular playing, David Crosby’s lyrics and Graham Nash’s poetic nuance. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50-$100; available at the Township box office or at http://ticketmaster.com

THURSDAY

LUNCH AND LEARN: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday 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

DROP-IN WINE TASTING: 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Best Bottle Wine & Gifts, 6070 Garners Ferry Road (Shoppes at Woodhill). Five wines will be tasted; admission is $5, but that is refunded if you buy one of the tasting wines. (803) 695-1120; http://bestbottlewine.com

10th ANNUAL GIVE TO GAIN GALA: 7-11 p.m. Thursday 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 HEAVY HITTERS TOUR: 7:30-10 p.m. Thursday at the Medallion Conference Center, 7309 Garners Ferry Road. Performance featuring Christian/comedy headliners Akintunde, Marcus D. Wiley, Bone Hampton and Chinitta Morris (aka Chocolate) along with musical guests Bass Man Sam Jenkins, John Lakin & B.O.W. and Big Redd. Advance tickets are $25 ($26 at the door); groups of 10 or more, $20. (803) 920-1767; http://heavyhitterscolumbia.eventbrite.com

“THE VELVET WEAPON”: 8 p.m. Thursday 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)”: 8 p.m. Thursday 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. 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: Thursday 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

FRIDAY

“MARVEL”OUS MOVIE SERIES: “The Amazing Spider-Main,” Friday at Sesquicentennial State Park, 9564 Two Notch Road. PG-rated movie starts 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

“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. 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

BACK-TO-SCHOOL POOL PARTY: 7-10 p.m. Friday at Maxcy Gregg Pool, 1655 Park Circle. An evening of games, food, giveaways, contests and live entertainment for ages 13-17. Appropriate swim attire must be worn for entry. $5; includes everything. Sponsored by the Columbia Parks and Recreation department. (803) 545-3100

“THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)”: 8 p.m. Friday 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. 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

“FOLLIES”: 8 p.m. Friday 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.

SATURDAY

ART/CRAFT, BAKE AND RUMMAGE SALE: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Gilbert-Summit Gym, 411 Broad St., Gilbert. There will also be a car show. Vendor table rentals are $10. Sponsored by the Gilbert-Summit Senior Center, proceeds will benefit the Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission’s Meals on Wheels program. Admission to the sale is $1 (optional). To rent a table, call (803) 892-5745 or email maxine@lcrac.com

HIKE WITH A RANGER : 9 a.m. Saturday 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. Saturday 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

LEXINGTON ARTISANS MARKET: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion Post 7, 211 American Legion Drive. More than 20 Midlands artisans will offer pottery, paintings, handmade sterling silver and copper gemstone jewelry, candles, photography, needlework, woodworking, art glass and fine art paintings. Free admission, free parking. A silent auction of sports and entertainment memorabilia will be held with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Post 7 and its programs. (803) 606-5250; http://scartisansmarkets.com

BATTLE OF CAMDEN REMEMBRANCE DAY: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 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. Saturday 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. Saturday 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. Saturday at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. (803) 254-9732; http://trustus.org

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Horizons, 7-10 p.m. Saturdayat 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

“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. 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)”: 8 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 21, 22; 3 p.m. Aug. 17, 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. 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

UPCOMING EVENTS

“THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)”: 3 p.m. Aug. 17, 24; 8 p.m. Aug. 21, 22 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

MEG McLEAN ART EXHIBIT: Aug. 17-Sept. 21 in the UU Art Gallery at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, 2701 Heyward St. An opening reception will be held 5-6:30 p.m. Aug. 17 in the social hall. The gallery is open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays; 7:30-10 p.m. Saturdays during Coffeehouse events and 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays. (803) 799-0845; http://uucolumbia.org

“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

BACK 2 SCHOOL BASH: 4-7 p.m. Aug. 18 at Sandlapper Elementary School, 1001 Longtown Road. Parents of Sandlapper students can meet teachers and staff, free healthcare screenings, on-site community resources for children, food vendors, bounce houses, music, children’s clothing sale and more. Bring #2 pencils, glue sticks, loose-leaf notebook paper and Mead composition books and receive a raffle ticket. Sponsored by Chosen 2 Conquer Ministries and Sandlapper Elementary. (803) 691-0962

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

“FIGURE 8”: Solo exhibition by James Busby Aug. 21 through Oct. 12 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art, 701 Whaley St. A reception will be held 7-9 p.m. Aug. 21; Busby, winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2012 for young South Carolina artists, will be present. Suggested donation, $5; admission is free to 701 CCA members. (803) 319-9949; http://701cca.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

SUMMER CELEBRATION OF WATER: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 23 at Riverfront Park, 3 Rivers Greenway. Free event will feature canoeing, kayaking, tubing and paddle boarding in the Columbia Canal (dress to get wet); children’s activities and information on conserving and improving this precious resource. http://summercelebrationofwater.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

FREEWAY MUSIC FESTIVAL: Noon Aug. 23 at Tin Roof, 1022 Senate St. Day-long event will feature 20 bands on two stages, $10. Headliners will be Ed Roland (formerly of Collective Soul) and the Sweet Tea Project. Proceeds will benefit Freeway Music’s On Ramp Scholarship, an endowment for students experiencing financial hardship or are otherwise unable to afford their music lessons. (803) 422-5259

COLUMBIA CLASSIC CHEVY CLUB CAR SHOW: 3-7 p.m. Aug. 23 at Fuddruckers, 1801 Bush River Road. Fun show with music from the ’60s and ’70s. Trophies for Best GM, Ford, Mopar, truck, street rod, special interest and Managers Choice. (803) 957-9737 or email jkelly1225@windstream.net Rain date will be Aug. 30

BOOK DISCUSSION AND READING: 1 p.m. Aug. 25 at Timberlake Country Club, 222 Timberlake Drive, Chapin. Author/journalist Beth Baker’s “With a Little Help From Our Friends” book tells the story of people devising innovative ways to live as they approach retirement. Based on research, visits and interviews around the country, Baker weaves a tapestry of grassroots alternatives to “aging in place.” A book signing will be held after the program. (803) 318-4363

CITIZEN’S POLICE ACADEMY: The Lexington Police Department is seeking applicants for the next session running 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 26-Oct. 21 athe department’s training facility and some off-site locations. The academy provides an opportunity for citizens to learn more about police operations and to build a stronger relationship between the community and the department. Curriculum includes an overview of police operations and organization, community policing, patrol functions, criminal investigations, narcotics and other aspects. Qualified applicants must be 18 or older, a resident or business owner in the town of Lexington and pass a background check. Information and applications available by calling (803) 359-6260 or (803) 358-1504.

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