No more blue Christmas
LUNCH AND LEARN: “Finding Your Joy During the Holidays,” 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Marsha Clayman from The Haven in the Summit will have tips on coping with symptoms of holiday depression and stress. Free, lunch will be provided to those who RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (803) 779-1971, ext. 12
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Mixed media art
THE ART OF CHARLES PATE JR.: 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Studio Carlisle, 3142 Carlisle St. Original paintings and sculptures by Pate, a Greenville native, now established in Columbia. He is a graduate of Savannah School of Art and Design with a BFA in painting and art history. (803) 719-1713
Chapin High choirs
WINTER CHORAL CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Chapin Presbyterian Church, 600 Old Lexington Highway, Chapin. Concert will feature performances from five Chapin High School choirs and joint Christmas caroling from all choirs. Seating will begin at 7 p.m. Adult tickets, $10; students, $5; households, $30. All proceeds go to help further choral music education at Chapin High School.
FINANCIAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP: 9-11 a.m. Saturday at 1225 Lady St. Have trouble managing your budget or paying down debt? Learn the importance of banking, budgeting, saving and building your credit. Sponsored by the City of Columbia Community Development. Register by calling (803) 545-0280 or go to http://columbiasc.net