New at McKissick
McKISSICK MIXER : 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at McKissick Museum, 816 Bull St. Archaeologist Carl Steen and Southern ceramics collector Philip Wingard will discuss the recent acquisitions to the museum’s Southern stoneware collection. Pottery from the collection of Stephen and Terry Ferrell includes an 1840 signed and decorated Phoenix Factory jar and an 1825 churn, both attributed to Thomas Chandler; and a bowl by John Durham, Chandler’s father-in-law. $15; members, free. The items will be on exhibit through March 28; museum hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. (803) 777-0169.
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Plus a craft project
BOOKS ON BROAD: Christmas story time and craft session for ages 4-8, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at 944 Broad St., Camden. Mayor Tony Scully will read Christmas selections and artist Grace Lauer will help children make book art ornaments to take home. (803) 713-7323; http://booksonbroad.com
PowerPoint for free
FREE COMPUTER COURSE: Lexington 1 Adult Education program is offering a free Microsoft PowerPoint course 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, 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
Photos and food
USC PHOTO FESTIVAL: 5-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at Tapp’s Arts Center, 1644 Main St. Lecture and panel discussion on “Photography in Appalachia,” featuring a panel that includes Roger May, Tom Rankin and Aaron Blum. Stick around for Columbia’s first Slideluck show, a combination of a slideshow and a potluck. Slideluck is an organization that brings together diverse groups of people, artwork, food, music, ideas and perspectives. (803) 988-0013; http://tappsartscenter.com