“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. The Newberry Community Players help relive the excitement with an 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.
Something for the adults
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
Strolling through Sesqui
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 firstname.lastname@example.org