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BLUEGRASS, BIDDING & BBQ: 7 p.m. Thursday at the Woodrow Wilson Family Home, 1705 Hampton St. Historic Columbia’s Palladium Society 11th annual fundraiser will feature food by Bourbon and Oak Table, specialty drinks, live music by The Mustache Brothers and a silent auction of great items including a private tour and tasting for 20 at Hunter Gatherer’s new brewery (opening in 2015); VIP tickets to the Famously Hot New Year’s plus a one-night stay at the Hampton Inn in the Vista; two tickets to the Nov. 22 USC-South Alabama football game plus a gameday all-access card from Conquest Brewery, one parking spot, two meals and two growlers. Bidding begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 9. Tours of the historic home will be held 7-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $30; Historic Columbia members, $25; Palladium Society members, $15. Tickets available at http://historiccolumbia.org or at the door.
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COLUMBIA MUSEUM OF ART: “Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera,” on exhibit Friday through Jan. 18 at CMA, 1515 Main St. Norman Rockwell is one of the most famous and beloved American illustrators for his depictions of everyday life created with humor, skill, and emotion. However, it is little known that he staged photographs to make his popular covers of the Saturday Evening Post. This landmark exhibition includes 50 photographs that show the careful process Rockwell used to make his art, as well as 16 original paintings and drawings. Admission is $12; 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
PowerPoint for free
FREE COMPUTER COURSE: Lexington 1 Adult Education program is offering a course in Microsoft PowerPoint, 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the Rosenwald Community Learning Center, 420 Hendrix St. Lexington. Age 18 and older. Call (803) 821-2950 to register. Information at http://lexington1.net/adulted