WALK OR RUN A CROOKED 5K: 8 a.m. Saturday at Crooked Creek Park, 1098 Old Lexington Highway, Chapin. Check in begins at 7 a.m. Registration for the 5K run (ages 6-adult) is $30; 5K walk, $20. Kids run run (ages 1-12) begins at 8:45 a.m., free. Proceeds from the 5K run and walk will benefit ICRC’s Meals on Wheels program. (803) 772-3336; http://www.icrc.net/walk-or-run-a-crooked-5k
ROLLER DERBY: 5 p.m. Saturday at the National Guard Armory, 1225 Bluff Road. Richland County Regulators vs. the Dixie Derby Girls, followed by the Carolina Wrecking Balls vs. the Magic City Misfits. Advance tickets are $10; at the door, $13. (803) 468-0088; http://brownpapertickets.com
LABOR DAY WEEKEND CONCERT SHOWCASE: The Terrence Young Experience, 6-9 pm. Sunday at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel St. Free, blankets and lawn chairs welcome. (803) 545-3100 or http://columbiasc.net
SWIM, THE RUNWAY SHOW: 7 p.m. Sunday at Studio Cellar, 912 Lady St. Swimwear runway showcase presented by Wink Magazine, advance tickets are $15; $20 at the door. http://winkmagonline.com/swim
HOOKED ON CHAPIN LABOR DAY FESTIVAL: Parade begins at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Festival will include a street fair at Beaufort and Clark streets, downtown Chapin; Model Railroad Association display in Legion Post 193, Newberry Car Buffs classic car show, 8:45 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Mount Horeb Lutheran Church parking lot at Beaufort and East Boundary streets – prizes, oldies music, 50/50 drawing; children’s carnival rides on Clark Street, Chapin Library book sale, Chapin Town Hall, 157 NW Columbia Ave.; talent contest and more. http://chapinsc.com
LABOR DAY WEEKEND CONCERT SHOWCASE: The Coconut Groove Band, 6-9 p.m. Monday at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel St., Columbia. Free, blankets and lawn chairs welcome. (803) 545-3100; http://columbiasc.net
“MAIN STREET, SOUTH CAROLINA”: Tuesday through Sept. 30 in the Wells Fargo Education Gallery at the Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. Exhibition of S.C. student photography capturing “main drag” streetscapes in counties across the state. In October, the exhibition will travel to Washington, D.C., where it will be installed in Sen. Lindsay Graham’s Capitol Hill offices. Museum hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays. (803) 799-2810; http://columbiamuseum.org
ANDROID – GETTING STARTED: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Verizon Wireless Communications, 7007 Two Notch Road. Free workshop on the basics of your new Android device will feature hardware review, email set-up, social network accounts, master device features, customizing your device and more. (803) 865-6300
WOMEN AT HEART EARLY HEALTH SCREENINGS: 7-10 a.m. Wednesday 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
FREE DOCUMENT SHREDDING: 1-4 p.m. Wednesday at 1220 Henderson St. Accepting office-quality paper products, binders and notebooks. Limit five bags or boxes. Sponsored by Shred360 and Coldwell Banker United REALTORS. (803) 463-7090; http://shred360.com
STILL MOVIN’ BALANCE CLASS: 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Nov. 20 at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle. Multidimensional set of activities that focus on balance, strength, aerobic and cognitive capacities, offered through USC’s Arnold School of Public Health Exercise Science Department. Class size is limited to 15 participants. $75; Lourie Center Full Members, free. (803) 779-1971; http://louriecentersc.com
BIG GRAB 43-MILE YARD SALE: Daybreak to dusk Friday from Blythewood to Ridgeway to Winnsboro (or Winnsboro to Ridgeway to Blythewood, if you’re coming the other way). Community members and businesses set up booths along the route and in their respective towns to offer one-of-a-kind treasures. Food vendors and restaurants as well as overnight accommodations along the route. For information, call the Blythewood Arts Center, (803) 550-9323; the Ridgeway Cotton Yard Market, (803) 337-2023; or the Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce, (803) 635-4242.
ARTIST SALON – VIRGINIA SCOTCHIE: Noon Friday at the Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. Ceramic artist Virginia Scotchie will discuss her colorful spheres on display in the CMA’s Dubose-Poston Reception Hall. Free with membership or admission. (803) 799-2810; http://columbiamuseum.org
IF ART GALLERY: Artists reception, 6-9 p.m. Friday at 1223 Lincoln St. Meet and greet Marcelo Novo (“Paintings 2012-2014”) and Eric Miller ( “The Technology of Bricks”), works by the artists will be on exhibit through Sept. 27. (803) 238-2351; http://ifartgallery.blogspot.com
CAYCE CENTENNIAL KICKOFF PARTY ON THE CONGAREE: 6-10 p.m. Friday (gates open at 5:30 p.m.) at Guignard Brick Works, 100 Granby Crossing (just across the Blossom Street Bridge). Headline band will be Tokyo Joe, food and beverage vendors, chairs and blanket welcome, but no coolers, please. Additional parking will be available around B-C High School, with free trolley rides from the parking area to the Brick Works and back throughout the evening. (803) 665-3676 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
BACH FEST: 7:30 p.m. Friday in the USC School of Music Recital Hall, 813 Assembly St. The Columbia Baroque Soloists will perform the Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 4 and 5; Handel’s Concerto for Harpsichord and Sammartini’s Concerto for Recorder. Advance tickets are $15; $20 at the door; students are admitted free. http://sc.edu/music
“LAST STOP CHAPIN”: 8 p.m. Fridayat the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Irmo. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sept. 14. A small-town boy must choose between his dreams and the realities of life. Directed by Jocelyn Sanders. Tickets are $18; seniors, $15; age 12 and younger, $12. http://chapintheatre.org
NICKELODEON: “Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS,” 11 p.m. Friday at 1607 Main St. Part of The Nick’s First Friday Lowbrow Cinema Explosion series, the film is R-rated. Tickets are $10. (803) 254-8234; http://nickelodeon.org
BIG GRAB 43-MILE YARD SALE: Daybreak to dusk Sept. 6 from Blythewood to Ridgeway to Winnsboro (or Winnsboro to Ridgeway to Blythewood, if you’re coming the other way). Community members and businesses set up booths along the route and in their respective towns to offer one-of-a-kind treasures. Food vendors and restaurants as well as overnight accommodations along the route. For information, call the Blythewood Arts Center, (803) 550-9323; the Ridgeway Cotton Yard Market, (803) 337-2023; or the Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce, (803) 635-4242.
EDVENTURE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM: Bank of America’s Museums on Us weekend, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 6 and noon-5 p.m. Sept. 7 at 211 Gervais St. Bank of America cardholders are admitted free; regular admission applies for additional guests. (803) 779-3100; http://edventure.org
HIKE WITH A RANGER: 9 a.m. Sept. 6 at Sesquicentennial State Park, 9564 Two Notch Road. Guided 2-mile fitness hike for all ages; stroller-friendly. Meet at the park office and dress appropriately for being outdoors; insect repellent is recommended. Adults must accompany children age 15 and younger. Free with park admission, $2, age 15 and older; discounts for S.C. residents 65 or older or disabled and to members of the S.C. National Guard. Registration deadline is Wednesday. (803) 788-2706 or email email@example.com
ELECTRONIC RECYCLING AND SHRED EVENT: 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 6 at Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Group, 1200 Colonial Life Blvd. Materials include TVs, DVD players, VCRs, fax machines, copiers, gaming systems, phones, microwaves, stereo equipment and up to five bags or boxes of office-quality paper products. Open to residents of Richland and Lexington counties. http://keepthemidlandsbeautiful.com; (803) 733-1139
CAYCE CENTENNIAL FAMILY FUN DAY: Noon-5 p.m. Sept. 6 at Granby Gardens Park, (City Hall Complex). Bounce houses, dunking booth, waterslides, face painting, snow cones, a visit from Cinderella and have your picture taken with a Cayce fire truck.
MARCELO NOVO GALLERY TALK: 2 p.m. Sept. 6 at if ART Gallery, 1223 Lincoln St. Novo’s “Paintings 2012-2014” will be on exhibit through Sept. 27. (803) 238-2351; http://ifartgallery.blogspot.com
“LAST STOP CHAPIN”: Sept. 6-20 at the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Irmo. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sept. 14. A small-town boy must choose between his dreams and the realities of life. Directed by Jocelyn Sanders. Tickets are $18; seniors, $15; age 12 and younger, $12. http://chapintheatre.org
CAYCE CENTENNIAL HISTORY DAY AND BIRTHDAY PARTY: 2-5 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Cayce Historical Museum (City Hall Complex). Time capsule opening and burial of a new one, birthday cake, re-enactors, free museum tours, 1914 children’s games and more.
JOHN WAGNER AND FRIENDS: 3 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. Concert will feature John Wagner, professor of music emeritus at Newberry College; Kimberlee Turnbough, piano instructor and staff accompanist at Newberry College; and Brenda Leonard, North Greenville University. The program will include works by Krzystof Penderecki and Beethoven as well as popular songs played in jazz style by Wagner, Shawn Hair, Jared Poole and Martin Giles. Free; a reception will follow. Tickets are available at the box office; call (803 276-6264 or http://newberryoperahouse.com for reservations.
CORNELIA FREEMAN CONCERT: 3 p.m. Sept. 7 in the USC School of Music Recital Hall, 813 Assembly St. Chamber music series features members of USC’s music faculty. Series tickets are $50; senior citizens, USC faculty and staff, $40. Single tickets are $12 and $10; student admission is $5. (803) 576-5763; http://sc.edu/music/freeman
HEALTH FAIR: 7-10:30 a.m. Sept. 9 at Union UMC, 7582 Woodrow St., Irmo. Lexington Medical Center Community Outreach Ministries will perform screenings for age 18 and older. Free screenings include blood pressure, glucose, lipid profile, LDL, HDL and triglycerides (12-hour fast required for blood work); Vitamin D evaluation, $40; thyroid panel, $32; flu shots, $32. Call (803) 781-3013 to schedule an appointment.
FAMILY NIGHT AT EDVENTURE: $1 admission, 5-8 p.m. Sept. 9 at EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais St. (803) 779-3100; http://edventure.org
ENGENUITY SC’s SCIENCE CAFE: 6 p.m. Sept. 9 at SpeakEasy Five Points, 711 Saluda Ave. Speaker will be human health and nanotechnology expert Sally Tinkle, Science and Technology Policy Institute member, whose research focuses on emerging nanotechnologies, environmental exposures and real-world application. Free; open to age 21 and older. http://engenuitysc.com/sciencecafe
REFLECTIONS OF ITALY INFORMATION SESSION: 6-7 p.m. Sept. 9 at Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus, 7300 College St., Irmo. Learn more about the group trip scheduled for April 13-22, 2015. Free. (803) 732-0432; http://midlandstech.edu/cce
SHEPHERD’S CENTER OF COLUMBIA: Fall semester begins Sept. 10 at Trenholm Road UMC, 3401 Trenholm Road. Classes meet 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 5. New offerings include Behind the Scenes with local TV personalities; Myths, Truths and Rumors of the Civil War; Friedman’s Fables; This Life I Have Lived; and Operatic Surprises. Returning favorites are classic movies, short stories, handbells, WWII jazz and swing, travel trekking, creative writing, beginner and advanced classes in bridge, yoga, dulcimers, French, ukulele, acrylic and watercolor painting. $25 tuition for unlimited classes. Luncheon speakers at noon; lunch, $7. (803) 779-4449; http://shepherdcentercolumbia.org
SHRED EVENT: 3-6 p.m. Sept. 10 at the SAFE Federal Credit Union, 65 Oswego Highway, Sumter. Accepting up to four boxes of personal documents to be shredded; also accepting monetary and non-perishable food donations for Harvest Hope Food Bank and Food for the Soul.
9-11 REMEMBRANCE WALK: 6-7 p.m. Sept. 11 at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 845 Leesburg Road. Walk to honor those whose lives were lost on Sept. 11, 2001, survivors and their loved ones. Free. (803) 776-1092; http://thompsonfuneral.com
HISTORIC COLUMBIA CEMETERY TOURS: Sept. 11 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
WOMEN AT HEART EARLY HEALTH SCREENINGS: 7-10 a.m. Sept. 12, 17 and 24 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
MUSIC AT SANDHILL: Fall concert series kicks off with beach/party band Men of Distinction, 7 p.m. Sept. 12 on Town Center Common, Village at Sandhill (Clemson and Two Notch roads). Come early at 6 p.m. for free rides, games and balloon artist Nick Propst. Sponsored by Grow Financial Federal Credit Union. http://villageatsandhill.com
CMA JAZZ ON MAIN: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. First of the four-concert series will feature Nelson Rangell and the Noel Freidline Trio. Doors open at 7 p.m.; cash bar. Season tickets, $130, CMA members, $90. Individual tickets, $35/$28, students, $5. Premier table seating for six, $300 (includes two bottles of wine); table for four, $200 (one bottle of wine). (803) 799-2810; http://columbiamuseum.org
“MARVEL”OUS MOVIE SERIES: “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Sept. 12 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 email@example.com
“VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE”: Sept. 12-27 at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play, it’s a hilarious adaptation of Chekhov themes that doesn’t require familiarity with Chekhov. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. (803) 254-9732; http://trustus.org
DEFENSIVE DRIVING: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 13 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
MOUNTAIN DULCIMER WORKSHOP: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 90 Boney Road, Blythewood. Classes for intermediate/advanced, novice and beginner players, followed by a concert featuring guest instructor Ann Lough. Workshop is $40 in advance; $45 at the door. The concert is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Dulcimores of Blythewood. (803) 429-1319; http://dulcimores.com
MARTHA’S MARKET: 9 a.m.-2 pm.. Sept. 13 at Union United Methodist Church, 7582 Woodrow St., Irmo. More than 50 vendors offering crafts, jewelry, art, homemade goods, soaps, boutique clothing and more. Free children’s activities. Accepting items for Lexington-Richland 5’s Snack Pack Program (canned ravioli, individually packaged fruit cups, juice boxes, granola bars) and receive a free shopping bag. Breakfast and lunch will be available with proceeds going to church missions. http://facebook.com/marthasmarketuumcirmo
WOMEN AT HEART EARLY HEALTH SCREENINGS: 7-10 a.m. Sept. 20 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St. 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://womenatheart2014.eventbrite.com
STEAM PUNK JEWELRY WORKSHOP: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Columbia Parks and Recreation Art Center, 1928 Calhoun St. Participants will work with metal findings and gears to make wearable art. Bring a lunch. Registration is $60 (includes all materials) and must be received by Sept. 6. (803) 545-3093 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
EGG BASKET WORKSHOP: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Columbia Parks and Recreation Art Center, 1928 Calhoun St. Workshop provides all materials and expert instruction for each participant to complete a reed basket of their own. Bring a lunch. Class size is limited to 10. Registration fee is $65; due by Sept. 12. (803) 545-3093 or email email@example.com