Community calendar

08/16/2014 12:00 AM

08/14/2014 3:59 PM

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

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. Saturday 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

“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. Saturdayat 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. Box office hours are 3-6 p.m. weekdays. (803) 772-2150; http://sumterlittletheatre.org

SUNDAY

“THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)”: 3 p.m. Sundayat 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. Box office hours are 3-6 p.m. weekdays. (803) 772-2150; http://sumterlittletheatre.org

MEG McLEAN ART EXHIBIT: Sunday through 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. Sunday 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

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Thanks to the rainy weather, the concerts at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel St., continue for a while. Saxophonist Dante Lewis will take the stage from 6-9 p.m. Sunday. Blankets, lawn chairs and coolers are welcome. Free, sponsored by the Columbia Parks and Recreation department. (803) 545-3100; http://columbiasc.net

MONDAY

“FUNNY FACE”: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Nickelodeon, 1607 Main St. The Stanley Donen film festival continues with the 1957 musical starring Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn. Tickets are $10. (803) 254-8237; http://nickelodeon.org

BACK 2 SCHOOL BASH: 4-7 p.m. Monday 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

TUESDAY

“FUNNY FACE”: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Nickelodeon, 1607 Main St. The Stanley Donen film festival continues with the 1957 musical starring Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn. Tickets are $8. (803) 254-8237; http://nickelodeon.org

DEFENSIVE DRIVING: 6-10 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus, 7300 College St., Irmo. Two-day class stresses defensive driving techniques through lectures, videos and classroom demonstrations. Bring a pen or pencil to class. Fee, $79. (803) 732-0432; http://midlandstech.edu/cce

RIFFTRAX ENCORE: “GODZILLA”: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Columbiana Grande Stadium 14, 1250 Bower Parkway, and Sandhill Stadium 16, 450 Town Center Place. Stars of MST3K shoot down “Godzilla,” the 1998 version starring Matthew Broderick. Tickets are $12.50; http://fathomevents.com

WEDNESDAY

“THE BLACK MAN…COMPLEX”: 8 p.m. Wednesday 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

THURSDAY

AGING GRACEFULLY: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. ThursdayAug. 21 at the Brookland Baptist Conference Center, 1066 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia. Conference provides an opportunity for seniors, their families and caregivers to make intelligent, informed choices about their care and prepare for the road ahead. $10. Presented by the South Carolina Bar, South Carolina Coalition for the Care of the Seriously Ill and the S.C. Medical Association. (803) 799-6653, ext. 142; http://scbar.org/aginggracefully

EDVENTURE AFTER DARK PRESENTS LOL: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday 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 through Oct. 12 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art, 701 Whaley St. A reception will be held 7-9 p.m. Thursday; 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 COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)”: 8 p.m. Thursdayat 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. Box office hours are 3-6 p.m. weekdays. (803) 772-2150; http://sumterlittletheatre.org

THE RESTORATION’S “CONSTANCE”: 8 p.m. Thursday 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

FRIDAY

SANDHILLS STROLL: 10 a.m. Friday 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 Tuesday. 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. Friday 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

“THE BLACK MAN…COMPLEX”: 8 p.m. Friday 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

“THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)”: 8 p.m. Fridayat 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. Box office hours are 3-6 p.m. weekdays. (803) 772-2150; http://sumterlittletheatre.org

“SWIFT STRIKE SUMMER”: 8 p.m. Friday 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

JA 5K FUN RUN THROUGH SHANDON: 7:30 a.m. Aug. 23 at Hand Middle School, Duncan Street. Online registration at http://strictlyrunning.com; $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 Thursday; $35/$65 until race day. Proceeds will benefit the Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation to purchase equipment, materials, training and supplies not otherwise provided for in the Department’s budget. Register online at http://strictlyrunning.com

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

JUBILEE: FESTIVAL OF HERITAGE: 1-7 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Mann-Simons Site, 1403 Richland St. Historic Columbia’s free, family-friendly event celebrates the legacies of the Mann-Simons family as well as Modjeska Monteith Simkins. This year’s festival will span the 1900 and 2000 blocks of Marion Street from the corner of Richland and Marion streets to the corner of Marion Street and Elmwood Avenue. Live entertainment, demonstrations and crafts, street fair, discounted tours and exhibits. (803) 252-1770, ext. 23; http://historiccolumbia.org

OLD CAR DROP-IN: 3-7 p.m. Aug. 23 at Fuddruckers, 1801 Bush River Road. Fun show with oldies music, trophies for Best GM, Ford, Mopar, truck, street rod, special interest and Managers Choice. Sponsored by the Columbia Classic Chevy Club, proceeds will benefit Camp Kemo and Children’s Garden. (803) 957-9737 or email jkelly1225@windstream.net. Rain date will be Aug. 30.

INDIA DAY CELEBRATION: 5-9 p.m. Aug. 23 at Lexington High School, 2463 Augusta Highway, Lexington. Observance of the 68th Independence Day of India, the event will feature food from 5-6 p.m. and dance and entertainment 6-9. Showcases include Indian classical and folk dances, representing the styles and cultures from different states of the country; costumes, jewelry, hair and makeup; and authentic foods.

WINE ON THE RIVER: 7-10 p.m. Aug. 23 at Stone River and the West Columbia Riverwalk. Surrounded by the sights and sounds along the Congaree River, the event will feature wine tastings, cuisine from Midlands restaurants and music by Jim LeBlanc. Sponsored by the Lexington Medical Center Foundation’s Women of Hope, proceeds will benefit the Women’s and Children’s Fund at LMC. Advance tickets are $30; $40 at the door. (803) 791-2540; http://bit.ly/2014WineontheRiver.

THE RESTORATION’S “CONSTANCE”: 8 p.m. Aug. 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

“THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)”: 8 p.m. Aug. 23 and 3 p.m. Aug. 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. Box office hours are 3-6 p.m. weekdays. (803) 772-2150; http://sumterlittletheatre.org

“SWIFT STRIKE SUMMER”: 8 p.m. Aug. 23 and 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.

FEST 24: 8 p.m. Aug. 24 at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. A 24-hour theatre festival where five playwrights, five directors and 20 actors will bring five new 10-minute shows from page to stage in 24 hours. The final event of the Premieres Festival, a celebration of local artists presented by Trustus and Jasper Magazine. (803) 254-9732; http://trustus.org

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

CAMERON RUNYAN OPEN HOUSE: 5-8 p.m. Aug. 25 at Greenview Park, 6700 David St. Constituents are invited to meet City Councilman Cameron Runyan. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (803) 545-3061

“SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS”: 5:30 p.m. Aug. 25 and 3 p.m. Aug. 26 at Nickelodeon, 1607 Main St. The Stanley Donen film festival wraps up with the 1954 musical featuring Howard Keel and Jane Powell along with memorable Michael Kidd dance numbers. Tickets are $10 for the Aug. 25 screening and $8 for the Aug. 26 matinee. (803) 254-8237; http://nickelodeon.org

CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING: 6-9 p.m. Aug. 25 at Midlands Technical College Northeast Campus, 151 Powell Road. Employers rank critical thinking as the most important skill for employees in the next five years. Part of the 21st Century Skills Certificate, this course helps participants identify their thinking style and follow a process to think critically, solve problems and make informed decisions. Fee is $79. (803) 732-0432; http://midlandstech.edu/cce

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 at the 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.

AUDIO ENGINEERING CERTIFICATE ORIENTATION SESSION: 7-8 p.m. Aug. 26 at Midlands Technical College Northeast Campus, 151 Powell Road. Free orientation session will provide information about the Audio Engineering Certificate Program and a chance to win a door prize. Register at (803) 732-0432; http://midlandstech.edu/cce

“I HAVE A DREAM” RALLY: 9 a.m. Aug. 28 at the Richland County Judicial Center, 1701 Main St. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech – 51 years after the words were spoken, the Richland County Court Appointed Special Advocates will lead a march down Main Street to the State House. The event aims to show support for the futures of Richland County’s youth by remembering Dr. King’s works of advocacy and justice. Gov. Nikki Haley is schedule to speak in support of CASA’s mission of serving the best interests of abused and neglected children. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.; child advocates, corporate partners, schools, hospitals, law enforcement and the public are invited to participate. (803) 576-1735; http://rccasa.org

KRESS LECTURE SERIES: Noon Aug. 29 at the Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. Part of the museum’s celebration of the 60th anniversary of the first Kress gift of Renaissance, Baroque and 18th century art, the lecture will feature Rebekah Compton, assistant professor of Renaissance and Baroque art at the College of Charleston. “The Glory of Color: Pigments in Early Florentine Altarpieces,” explores the colors of Giovanni di Marco dal Ponte’s “Madonna and Child with Saints,” paying particular attention to how the artist paints the flesh and clothing of his sacred characters. Free with membership or admission. (803) 799-2810; http://columbiamuseum.org

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Thanks to the rainy weather, the concerts at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel St., continue for a while. Mike Stone & The Kritikal Band take the stage from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 29. Karaoke Idol finals begin 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

ENCORE! LET’S GO TO THE PREVIEWS: 8 p.m. Aug. 29 at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St. Bill DeWitt, Kathy Hartzog, Emily Northrup, Andy Nyland, Shannon Willis Scruggs, Shelby Sessler and Frank Thompson take a creative look at Town Theatre’s 2014-2015 season. See bits from “Oklahoma!”, “White Christmas,” “Driving Miss Daisy, “Always … Patsy Cline,” “Sugar” (“Some Like It Hot”) and “Spamalot” with each show performed in 10 minutes or less. Tickets are $10. (803) 799-2510; http://towntheatre.com

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