>>> FOR THE VETS
A warm ‘thank you’
VETERANS RECOGNITION: 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the Katie and Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center, 306 Flora Drive. Veterans and their families are invited to spend the afternoon swimming, playing, eating and relaxing – it’s the JCC’s way of saying thank you to veterans for dedicating a time in their lives to serving their country. There will be an indoor swim party, bounce house, arts and crafts and hot dogs. Professionals will be on hand to take to veterans about medical and employment related issues and transitioning back to the community. Photos from recent Midlands Honor Flights will be featured. (803) 787-2023; ext. 220
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SPEAKER @ THE CENTER: Noon-1 p.m. Thursday at the State Library, 1500 Senate St. Rachel Haynie, author of “First You Explore: The Story of the Young Charles Townes,” will discuss her biography of the Nobel Prize-winning inventor of the laser. Free, bring your lunch; books will be available for purchase and signing. (803) 734-8666; http://statelibrary.sc.gov
‘Requiem’ premieres here
USC UNIVERSITY CHORUS: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Shandon United Methodist Church, 3407 Devine St. Concert will feature the Columbia premiere of Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living.” Set for choir, soloists and chamber orchestra, the work includes the traditional Requiem texts from the Latin liturgy and additional scripture texts. Performing with the chorus will be Janet Hopkins, mezzo-soprano; Rebecca Hunter, violin; Jennifer Parker-Harley, flute; and Rebecca Nagel, oboe. Free, but donations will be accepted. (803) 777-1983; http://sc.edu/music