Coping with the Big C
HEALING ICONS: Free art classes for community members who have been diagnosed with cancer, in any stage of treatment, regardless of where they received their treatment. Classes will meet Wednesdays through Dec. 3 (alternate weeks will be open studio for independent work) at Lexington Oncology on the Lexington Medical Center campus, West Columbia. This Wednesday’s class will meet 1-5 p.m. and will utilize mixed media mandalas for releasing, letting go. Register by calling (803) 791-2289 or email email@example.com
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Go fly a kite
JCC KITE FESTIVAL: 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Katie and Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center. The first 50 children will receive kites. Family-friendly event will feature prizes, free beverages and a food truck rodeo. Free admission, bring a canned food item for Harvest Hope Food Bank and the Jewish Food Pantry. (803) 787-2023; http://jcccolumbia.org
It’s jazz and it’s free
JAZZ UNDER THE STARS WEEKEND: Free concerts 7-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday on the north lawn of the State House (Gervais Street side). This year’s theme is Saluting the Jazz Divas. Friday’s concert will feature Scott Ferguson and his 4 Cats in the Doghouse; master musicians and up-and-coming players from across the state will perform on Saturday. Come early for free swing dance classes by the Richard and Breedlove Dance Duo, 6-7 p.m. both nights. After-parties and jam sessions are slated for 10 p.m.-1 a.m. both nights at Le Cafe Jazz, 930 Laurel St. $25 in advance; couples, $45; $40 per person at the door. The weekend wraps up with Crosspollination … An Evening of Blues and Jazz, featuring Drink Small and Skipp Pearson, 7-10 p.m. Sunday at Le Cafe Jazz; advance tickets are $35; $40 at the door. Call (803) 400-1879; http://jazzunderthestars.webs.com