WOMEN IN PHILANTHROPY FOUNDERS' BREAKFAST: 8-9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at Brookland Banquet and Conference Center, 1066 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia. Guest speaker will be Hildy Teegen, dean of the Moore School of Business at USC. $25, register at www.uway.org/events.
NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION: Columbia Chapter 87 of NARFE luncheon meeting, 11:30 a.m. Friday at Seawell's, 1125 Rosewood Drive. Open to all active and retired federal employees and spouses in Richland and Lexington counties. Guest speaker will be Sandy Ward of BlueCross BlueShield.
NEW GROUPS FORMING: Discussion group, social group, preteen youth group, life skills group, Bible study and more. Meet others with similar interests; call (803) 771-2212 after 6 p.m.
HOWARD SCHOOL COMMUNITY CLUB: 3 p.m. Saturday at Arsenal Hill Center, 1800 Lincoln St. Last chance to get tickets for the Dec. 12 Christmas dinner and celebration, $12.75. (803) 754-3095
CROOKED CREEK ART LEAGUE: 7 p.m. Monday, Crooked Creek Park art room, 1098 Old Lexington Highway, Chapin. Guest Jamie Blackburn will discuss and critique his artwork. www.crookedcreekart.org
SEVEN OAKS ARTS LEAGUE: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Seven Oaks Park, 200 Leisure Lane. Guest speaker will be Michael Krajewski.
WOODFIELD PARK HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION: 7:30 tonight at Woodfield Park Baptist Church, 1834 Morninglo Lane.
PALMETTO PAINTERS: 10 a.m. Saturday at Green Hill Baptist Church, 1734 Augusta Road, West Columbia. Program will feature an oil still life by Mary Hartfield. (803) 781-2340 or www.palmettopainters.com
LAKE MURRAY ASSOCIATION: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Macedonia Lutheran Church, Macedonia Church Road, Prosperity.
AGES 18 AND YOUNGER
PALMETTO ACTIVITY CENTER: Palmetto Step Team, 4-4:45 p.m. Wednesdays. Open to ages 10-14; $35 per month. Grasshoppers soccer for ages 2-3, 10-10:45 a.m. Tuesdays, ages 4-5 meet 4:30-5:15 p.m. $40 per month, equipment provided, bring a water bottle. Preregistration required. Classes meet at 105 Summit Centre Circle. (803) 865-6516
DOUBLE DUTCH: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 2300 Greene St. Basic skills for boys and girls ages 4 and older. (803) 733-8452
SINGLES DANCE: 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Spring Valley Baptist Church, 91 Polo Road. Dancing, karaoke, food; $10. Tina Gregory, (803) 309-9783
PALMETTO GOLD CLUB: Seminars, classes, workshops, luncheons, game nights, book and coffee clubs, bingo and other activities for ages 55 and older at the Palmetto Activity Center, 105 Summit Centre Circle, across from Summit Middle School. (803) 865-6516
U.S. AMATEUR BALLROOM DANCERS ASSOCIATION: Greater Columbia Chapter dances, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 28 at the Hugh Dimmery Memorial Center (The Barn), 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia. Casual dress; non-alcoholic drinks, refreshments and snacks will be available. Complimentary dance lesson, 7:45-8:15 p.m. Admission, $8; USADance members, $5. www.usadance.us
CONTRA DANCE: 7-10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Arsenal Hill Park building, 1900 Lincoln St. (Lincoln and Laurel streets). Live music by Cabin Fever!, caller will be Kenny Greer. New dancers workshop 7-7:30 p.m. No partner necessary; bring clean, soft-soled, nonmarking shoes; $8, discounts available. Sponsored by Columbia Traditional Music and Dance. (803) 796-8935; www.contracola.org
BUS TRIPS: Biltmore day trip, Saturday, Nov. 28; $88 (includes lunch, admission to Biltmore House and Gardens, winery). Limited to first 40 paid reservations. Charleston day trip, Saturday, Dec. 5; $45 (due Nov. 28). Includes holiday shopping, James Island Holiday Festival of Lights; leave Columbia Place Mall at 8 a.m., return 9 p.m. Limited to first 30 paid reservations. Atlantic City, Philadelphia and New York City, June 12-18, $569 per person double, triple, $549; single, $838. $75 deposit payable now; balance due April 9. (803) 754-3095; (803) 736-6219
BUS TRIPS: Asheville, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 19; $149 (includes lunch and admission to Biltmore House and Gardens). Charleston, July 10; tour, lunch and shopping, $92 All trips have a nonrefundable deposit of $25. (803) 776-9127 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR ALL AGES
CONGAREE NATIONAL PARK: Visitor center open 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at 100 National Park Road, Hopkins. Guided canoe trips, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Free; reservations must be made two weeks in advance. Call (803) 776-4396, ext. 0, or go to www.nps.gov/cong.
ADVENTURE CAROLINA: Congaree River trips, 2 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 28. Congaree National Park trip, 2 p.m. Wednesday. Adventure Carolina is at 1107 State St., Cayce. (803) 796-4505
CLASSES, WORKSHOPS, LECTURES
AGES 18 AND YOUNGER
PALMETTO ACTIVITY CENTER: Youth ballet classes, Tuesdays at 105 Summit Centre Circle. Ages 3-5 meet 5:30-6:15 p.m.; ages 6-9, 6:15-7 p.m.; ages 9-12, 7-7:45 p.m.; $40 per month. Beginning violin lessons for students in grades 1-5, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Bring your own violin, preregistration required, $60 for six-week session. Short Chefs cooking and nutrition class for ages 4-7, 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays. $50 for a four-week session, includes chef's hat, apron and recipe book. (803) 865-6515
THE ART ELEMENTS: Read and Craft Time, 11 a.m.-noon or 12:45-1:45 p.m. the first and third Thursday monthly at 301-4 Rice Meadow Way. Story and related craft for children ages 5 and younger and their caregivers. $10; $7 for early registration (Mondays). Art Club for elementary school students meets 4-5:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. $20 per session for drop-ins, $70 per month. Reservations required. Home School Art Class, 1-3 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 19, and Dec. 17.. $20 per child, two or more, $15 each; includes materials. (803) 419-4434
SATURDAY MUSIC ACADEMY: 9 a.m.-noon for ages 7-12, 2-5 p.m. for ages 13-18, twice monthly. Preregistration, $20; tuition is $100 per month plus $50 registration and $50 material fee (preregistration fee will be applied to tuition). Classes meet at GMG Music Center, 1053 Sparkleberry Lane Extension. (803) 206-8939; www.gmgmusiccenter.com
DANCE CLASSES: Ballet, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical and hip hop, Tuesdays at Caughman Road Park, 1800 Trotter Road, Hopkins. Ages 3-4, 5:55-6:25 p.m.; ages 5-6, 6:30-7 p.m.; ages 10 and older, 7-7:45 p.m. A session for boys in grades 2-5 will meet 5-5:45 p.m. $20 per month. (803) 783-0400
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION HEARTSAVER CPR, AED TRAINING: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Amicks Ferry Fire Station, 960 Amicks Ferry Road. $25, includes textbook (book must be picked up by Friday, Nov. 27). Offered by the Chapin Area Fire Service; participants who complete the course will receive two-year AHA certification. (803) 345-1015
SENIORS SEMINAR: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at North Trenholm Baptist Church, 6515 N. Trenholm Road. Topics for adult children and their parents include community resources, emotional support, financial assistance, financial planning, health, medical and legal issues. $5. (803) 787-2133; www.ntbc.org
THE ELEVENTH HOUR: World War I living history program, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the S.C. Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum, 301 Gervais St. Portrayals of President Woodrow Wilson, Gen. John J. Pershing and others, period materials exhibits, tactical simulation game, screenings of "Forgotten Stories: S.C. Fights the Great War" and "World War I in 3-D." $5; military and seniors, $4; ages 13-17, $2. (803) 737-8095; www.crr.sc.gov/events/tours/
"GENOCIDE AND RECONCILIATION IN RWANDA, A SURVIVOR'S PERSPECTIVE OF HOPE": 7 p.m. Wednesday at the State Museum, 301 Gervais St. Anglican bishop Alexis Bilandabagabo will speak. Free, sponsored by the State Museum and the USC African Studies program. (803) 898-4921; www.southcarolinastatemuseum.org
ELDER LAW SEMINAR: 6 p.m. Sunday at Greenlawn Baptist Church, 6612 Garners Ferry Road. Attorney Michael Mueller will discuss planning for long-term care, basic estate planning, health care power of attorney/living wills and guardians/conservators. (803) 776-4074
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT WORKSHOP: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Eau Claire Print Building, 3907 Ensor Ave. Free, lunch will be provided. Facilitators will be Alexzena Irving Furgess, president of the Jones-McDonald Neighborhood Association and vice president of the Columbia Council of Neighborhoods. Call (803) 799-8241 to reserve a spot.
BEGINNERS BALLROOM DANCING: Ballroom, Latin and social dancing, 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays beginning Nov. 23, at the Hugh Dimmery Memorial Center, 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia. $6; couples, $10 (10 weeks payable in advance). Preregistration required, call (803) 791-9881 or e-mail email@example.com
PALMETTO ACTIVITY CENTER: Tai chi, 7-8 p.m. Thursdays, bring a water bottle; $40 for a four-week session or $12 per week. Yoga for beginner to intermediate ages 18 and older, 9-10 a.m. Saturdays $40 per month, bring a mat and water bottle. Seniors 1-2-3, 9-9:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, four-week course focusing on balance, joint mobility and flexibility for ages 55 and older; $40 per month. Ballroom dance classes, 7:30-8:45 p.m. Mondays, wear soft-soled shoes; $60 per couple for a four-week session. Line dance classes, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, bring a water bottle; $40 for a five-week session. Dancing Through the Ages for ages 55 and older, 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays; $35 per couple or $10 per week, wear comfortable clothing. No experience necessary for dance classes. All sessions meet at 105 Summit Centre Circle. (803) 865-6516
RICHLAND 2 ADULT EDUCATION: Offering high school diploma, GED test preparation, HSAP remediation, WorkKeys, skills lab, English as a Second Language and adult basic education. Also accepting registration for community education classes - Digital Photography, 1-3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Nov. 30-Dec. 9; $30. eBay the Right Way, 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Dec. 1-10; $30. All classes meet at the W.R. Rogers Center, 750 Old Clemson Road. Call (803) 736-8787, ext. 301, or go to www2.richland2.org/tech/rogerscenter.
SHEPHERD'S CENTER OF COLUMBIA: Offering bridge, gardening, creative writing, a study of Southern fiction, acrylic and watercolor painting, music (handbells, dulcimers, singing for fun, stories of famous operas, history of jazz and swing), senior health and wellness, classic movies, German history, Islam, New Testament Gospels, planning your future and travels through the Middle East. Classes meet at 9, 10, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Trenholm Road UMC, 3401 Trenholm Road; lunch and speaker at noon, $7 (reservations required). Membership is $25 per quarter, ages 55 and older may take one or all classes. (803) 779-4449
FINE ART DRAWING AND PAINTING CLASSES: Mondays and Tuesdays at Quail Lane Racquet & Swim Club, 4927 Quail Lane. Drawing and watercolor, mixed media painting, 9:30 a.m.-noon Mondays. Drawing and oil, acrylic and mixed media painting, 5:30-8 p.m. Mondays and 9:30 a.m.-noon Tuesdays. www.francesmnelson.com
AARP SENIOR DRIVING CLASS: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 19, 20 (must attend both sessions), at 1201 Main St., Suite 1280. $14; members, $12. Certificate of completion can be submitted for insurance rate reduction. (803) 765-7370
RICHLAND 1 ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES: Adult literacy, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays; free. English as a Second Language, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; fees vary. GED preparation, 9 a.m.-noon Mondays-Thursdays and 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at various sites in the community. Students cannot be currently enrolled in high school, $50. High school diploma, 8:20 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; half credit, $25, full credit, $50. For ages 17 and older with 16 credits. HSAP math prep, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; $25. All classes meet at the Adult Education Office, 2612 Covenant Road, unless otherwise noted. Call (803) 343-2935 to register.
ART BASICS: 6-8 p.m. Mondays at Art Shack Gallery Cafe, 2701-A Rosewood Drive. Six-week session taught by Mary How covers fundamentals of drawing, painting and clay; $150 (includes materials). (803) 269-8730 or go to www.angelfishcreations.com to register.
RAIN BARREL-BUILDING WORKSHOP: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday at the Lexington County EMS Training Facility, 407 Ball Park Road, Lexington. Preregistration, $20 (includes lunch). Limit 25 participants. Sponsored by the Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium. (803) 785-8201
S.C. CENTER FOR THE BOOK: Speaker @ the Center Series, noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at the State Library, 1430 Senate St., room 309. Stanley F. Lanzano ("True Places: A Lowcountry Preacher, His Church and His People"). Free, bring a bag lunch. Books will be available for sale and signing. www.sccenterforthebook.org
ADULT EDUCATION AND ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES: 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays (GED) and Wednesdays (ESL) at Gilbert Primary School, 520 Main St., Gilbert. Free; child care will be provided by the GPS Parenting Center. (803) 821-1400
LEXINGTON 2 ADULT EDUCATION: Offering GED preparation at Gaston and Swansea, WorkKeys, high school diploma, English as a Second Language and GED online. Classes meet at Granby Education Center, 1407 Dunbar Road, Cayce. (803) 739-4048
FOR ALL AGES
MANGO LANGUAGES: Online language courses now available at the Lexington County Public Library System. Patrons may choose from Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Greek, Russian, Mandarin Chinese and ESL for Polish, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese speakers (with more to come). (803) 785-2680; www.lexlib.sc.us
VISUAL ARTS CLASSES: 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesdays or Thursdays, Crescent Lake, Blythewood. LaDonna Dixon, (803) 735-9982
FALL ARTS PROGRAMS: Columbia Parks and Recreation department is offering Introduction to Pottery and Intermediate Pottery, 7-9 p.m. Mondays through Dec. 7 at the Arts Center, 1932 Calhoun St. $25 registration, $55 to instructor. Open Studio/Clay, $70, includes one bag of clay ($60, without clay; additional clay $12.50 for 25 pounds). Group mini-course, $3 per person plus $15 for clay. (803) 545-3091
ART CLASSES: Enrolling all ages, Art Shack Gallery and Cafe, 2701-A Rosewood Drive. (803) 799-9409 or go to www.artshackgallery.com to register.
Advance registration required for most programs
ST. ANDREWS REGIONAL BRANCH: Kids Kozy Corner for all ages, 10:30 a.m. today and Thursday, Nov. 19. Story Time for all ages, 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. Crafting Holiday Cards with Cathy for adults, 3 p.m. Saturday; materials provided. Let's Speak English for adults, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Hey! Listen to This!, stories and songs for all ages, 11 a.m. Tuesdays.. Sew Divine, A Gathering of Crafters for adults, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Read with Curious George for all ages, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Mind Games for adults, 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24; keep your wits sharp with Sudoku, chess or crosswords. 2916 Broad River Road, (803) 772-6675
THE LINK, BALLENTINE: Hey! Listen to This!, 11 a.m. Fridays; stories and songs for all ages. Young Chicks with Sticks! (Part 1); basic knitting class for ages 9-12, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 (materials provided). 1321 Dutch Fork Road, (803) 781-5026
SANDHILLS BRANCH: Family History Workshop: Genealogy Resources at RCPL for adults, 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Story Time for all ages, 11 a.m. Saturdays. Hey! Listen to This!, stories and songs for all ages, 10:30 a.m. Mondays. Let's Speak English for adults, 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Sew Divine, A Gathering of Crafters for adults, 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Teen Craft: Recycled Tote Bags, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.At Your Library: Search Engine Training for homeschooled students ages 6-12, 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays (register for one session only, please). Kids Kraft: Festive Feast for ages 6-8, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday; cut out your favorite foods and make a Thanksgiving plate. Book discussion for adults, 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19; selection is "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams. Family History Workshop: Preserving Your Family Treasures for adults, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. 1 Summit Parkway, (803) 699-9230
NORTHEAST REGIONAL BRANCH: Book Group adults, 7 tonight; selection is "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer. Family Story Time for all ages, 11 a.m. Saturday and Nov. 28. That's News!, 3:30 p.m. Monday; history tales and old-fashioned games for ages 6-8. Let's Speak English for adults, 7 p.m. Mondays. Sew Divine, A Gathering of Crafters for adults, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Toddler Story Time for you and your 2-year-old, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Crochet for Today, 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays; ages 9-12 can make a scarf, bookmark or small bag. Giving Thanks!, Thanksgiving stories and craft for all ages, 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. Computer Basics: E-mail Basics for adults, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. 7490 Parklane Road, (803) 736-6575
BLYTHEWOOD BRANCH: Hey! Listen to This!, stories and songs for all ages, 10:30 a.m. Fridays. Pajamarama Bedtime Story Time for all ages, 7 p.m. Wednesday. 218 McNulty Road, (803) 691-9806
COOPER BRANCH: Toddler Story Time for 2-year-olds, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Garden Like a Master: Holiday Plant Care Basics for adults, 10 a.m. Friday; learn how to keep bulbs, poinsettias, cacti and fresh greenery healthy through the New Year. Digital Photography for teens, 6-7:30 p.m. Monday. Knit Wits for teens, 6 p.m. Tuesday; learn the basic stitches from Boykin Exum (all materials provided). Family Story Time for all ages, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Family Movie Matinee for all ages, 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21; enjoy popcorn, drinks and "The Wizard of Oz." 5317 N. Trenholm Road, (803) 787-3462
SOUTHEAST REGIONAL BRANCH: Mother Goose Story Time for you and your child 12 months and younger, 9:30 a.m. today and Nov. 19.. Get Your Resume Ready for adults, 6 tonight. Story Time for all ages, 11 a.m. Saturdays. Pajamarama Bedtime Stories for all ages, 7 p.m. Mondays. Now I Am One!, for you and your child ages 12-23 months, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Sew Divine, A Gathering of Crafters for adults, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Tuesday Times: DS Duel for ages 6-12, 4 p.m. Tuesday. Hey! Listen to This! for all ages, 10;30 a.m. Wednesdays. Third Thursday Book Group for adults, 7 p.m. Nov. 19; selection is "Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer" by James Swanson. Get Creative! Holiday Flower Arranging for adults, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21; bring your own container, all other materials provided. 7421 Garners Ferry Road, (803) 776-0855
NORTH MAIN BRANCH: Twixt-n-Between, stories for ages 9-12, 12:30 p.m. Saturday,. Computer Basics: Basic Internet Part II for adults, 11 a.m. Monday; only available to those who have completed the Basic Internet course. Hey! Listen to This!, stories and songs for all ages, 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Color Me Beautiful for adults, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; learn to enhance your beauty with simple tips from beauty expert Rose Fuller. Hooked on Crocheting for ages 9-12, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday,; learn the basics or share your skills. Sew Divine, A Gathering of Crafters for adults, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. Mind Your Manners, discussion of tea etiquette for teens, 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20. Mmm...mm, Good! for ages 9-12, 11 a.m. Saturday Nov. 21; teen chef DaQuam Pinckney shares quick and easy recipes for holiday treats. Page Turners Book Club for adults, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24; selection is "She Had it Coming" by Mary Monroe. 5306 N. Main St., (803) 754-7734
EASTOVER BRANCH: Hey! Listen to This!, stories and songs for all ages, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Game On! Video Game sessions for all ages, 2-5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20 and 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. Turkey Time story and craft session for ages 3-5, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23. 608 Main St., Eastover, (803) 353-8584
WHEATLEY BRANCH: We Gather Together story and Thanksgiving craft session for ages 6-8, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23. 4931 Woodrow St., (803) 799-5873
MAIN LIBRARY: Toddler Story Time for you and your 2-year-old, 10:30 a.m. today and Thursday, Nov. 19. Preschool Story Time for ages 3-5, 3:30 p.m. today and Thursday, Nov. 19. Free Legal Clinic for adults, 6 tonight; intellectual property attorney Jeremy Whitley will discuss patents and copyrights. Sponsored by the S.C. Bar Pro Bono Program, call (803) 799-4015, ext. 158, to register. Hands-on Art for ages 2-5, 11 a.m. Friday; dress for a mess. Kids in Print - So You Want to be Published?, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; ages 9-12 will get some tips and then try their hand at writing and art (includes lunch). Story Time for all ages, 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. Computer Basics: E-mail Basics for adults, 10:30 a.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Monday. Mother Goose Story Time for you and your child 12 months and younger, 10:30 a.m. Mondays. Teen Otaku Association, 6-8 p.m. Mondays; anime videos, refreshments and fun. Now I am One! for you and your child ages 12-23 months, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Literary Discussion Group for adults, 10 a.m. Tuesday; selection is "Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters" by Matt Ridley. Let's Speak English for adults, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Hey! Listen to This!, stories and songs for all ages, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Computer Basics: Typing for adults, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Computer Basics: Introduction to Computers for adults, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. Pinot and the Parks for adults, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19; join the Friends of RCPL for a glass of pinot or hot cider and a discussion of "Beautiful Places: The Timeless Beauty of South Carolina State Parks" with photographer jon o. holloway and author Cal Harrison. 1431 Assembly St., (803) 799-9084KERSHAW COUNTY
CAMDEN BRANCH: Baby Story Time for you and your child age 2 and younger, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Enjoying the Computer, basics for adults, 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday. XL3 Computer Class for adults who have taken the XL2 class, 2:30-4 p.m. Monday. After School @ the Library, 4 p.m. Tuesday; hemp jewelry workshop for ages 8-15. Get Set to Read for ages 3-4, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Reader's Story Time for ages 5-8, 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays. Lunch Bunch Stories for ages 4-5, 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Book Club for adults, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; selection is "The Lace Reader" by Brunonia Barry. Enjoying PowerPoint 2003 Computer Class for adults, 2:30-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. Yoga for adults and families, 6:45-7:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19; prior registration and signed waiver due at least 24 hours prior to the class. 1304 Broad St., (803) 425-1508
ELGIN BRANCH: After School @ the Library, 4 p.m. toda; ages 6-12 make applesauce (bring an apron and an apple). Get Set Ready to Read for ages 3-4, 10:30 a.m. Mondays. Baby Story Time for you and your child age 2 and younger, 1:15 a.m. Mondays. After School @ the Library, 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19; hemp jewelry workshop for ages 8-15. 2652 Main St., (803) 438-7881
IRMO BRANCH: "Toddlertime for ages 12-23 months, 9:30 a.m. Thursdays and Wednesday; ages 24-35 months meet at 10:30 a.m. Teen Time, 7 tonight; students in grades 6-12 will watch the latest anime and create their own manga. Yu-Gi-Oh Championship Club for ages 7-14, 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Lapsit, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday; stories, rhymes and songs for you and your child 11 months and younger. Preschool Story Time for ages 3-5, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.. Paw-sitive Reading, 4 p.m. Tuesday; students in grades 5K-2 are paired with tutors and therapy dogs who listen to them read to help improve reading, comprehension and communications skills as well as build confidence and self-esteem. Chess Club, all skill levels in grades 6-12, 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. Teen Time Craft Zone for grades 6-12, 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. 6251 St. Andrews Road, (803) 798-7880
CHAPIN BRANCH: Toddlertime for you and your child, 18-25 months, 11 a.m. Fridays. Preschool Story Time for ages 3-5, 1 p.m. Wednesday. Books & Beyond - Thanksgiving, for students in grades 1-5, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. Christmas Tree Decorating Party for all ages, 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30; stories, refreshments and a very special guest. 129 N.W. Columbia Ave., (803) 345-5479
CAYCE-WEST COLUMBIA BRANCH: Between the Lines, book discussion for ages 9-12, 4 p.m. today. Toddlertime for you and your child 23 months and younger, 10 a.m. Mondays; sessions for ages 24-35 months meet at 10:45 a.m. Creative Dramatics II for ages 10-13, 4 p.m. Mondays. Preschool Story Time for ages 3-5, 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays. Creative Dramatics I for ages 6-9, 4 p.m. Tuesday. Bedtime Story Time, craft and stories for all ages, 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23. 1500 Augusta Road, West Columbia, (803) 794-6791
GASTON BRANCH: Teen Program - String Art for grades 6-12, 6 p.m. Monday. Preschool Story Time for ages 1 1/2-4, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Books & Beyond for ages 5 and older, 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. 3214 S. Main St., (803) 791-3208
SWANSEA BRANCH: Preschool Story Time for ages 3-5, 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Books & Beyond, story and craft session for grades 1-5, 4 p.m. Tuesday. Teen Time - Shall We Dance?, 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19; students in grades 6-12 can learn line dancing steps for fun and exercise. Thanksgiving program for all ages, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24. 9 N. Lawrence Ave., (803) 785-3519
SOUTH CONGAREE-PINE RIDGE BRANCH: Books & Beyond story and craft session for students in grades 5K-5, 3:30 p.m. Friday. Preschool Story Time for ages 3-5, 11:15 a.m. Mondays. Teen Time for students in grades 6-12, 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20; watch some Utube video clips and make a craft. 200 Sunset Drive, West Columbia. (803) 785-3050
LEXINGTON MAIN LIBRARY: Toddlertime for you and your child ages 12-23 months, 9:30, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays; sessions for ages 24-25 months meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursdays and 9:30, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Lapsit, stories, songs and rhymes for you and your child 11 months and younger, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Preschool Story Time for ages 3-6, 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Teen Book Club - Pizza and Pages for students in grades 6-12, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Between the Lines, book discussion for ages 8-12, 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19; selection is "The Dog Who Thought He Was Santa Claus" by Bill Wallace. Teen Time cooking session for students in grades 6-12, 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. Anime Kessha for students in grades 6-12, 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22. 5440 Augusta Road, (803) 785-2600
GILBERT-SUMMIT BRANCH: Toddlertime for you and your child ages 18-35 months, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Preschool Story Time for ages 3-5, 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays. Books & Beyond, story and activity session for ages 6 and older, 2:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. 110 Broad St., (803) 785-5387
PELION BRANCH: Teen Time for students in grades 6-12, 6 tonight. Preschool Story Time for ages 2-5, 11 a.m. Wednesdays. Bedtime Story Time for all ages, 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. Family Movie Morning for all ages, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. 1206 Pine St., (803) 785-3272
BATESBURG-LEESVILLE BRANCH: Teens & 'Tweens for students in grades 6-12, 5:30 p.m. Monday. Toddlertime for you and your child ages 18-35 months, 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Preschool Story Time for ages 3-6, 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays. Books & Beyond, stories and crafts for students in grades 1-5, 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. 203 Armory St., (803) 532-9223
RIGHT DIRECTION CHRISTIAN CENTER: Free Thanksgiving dinner, 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 26, at 3506 Broad River Road. Co-sponsored by Virginia Wingard UMC and Taco Bell. (803) 798-1230
CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY: Revival services, 7 tonight through Saturday at 1909 Lorick Road. Evangelist will be the Rev. Chucky Chandler.
BETHEL AME: Clothes Closet Fall Fling Giveway, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at 819 Woodrow St. New and gently used clothing for all ages as well as shoes, accessories and household goods. (803) 790-7773, (803) 234-8488
"FALLEN IN LOVE" WOMEN'S CONFERENCE: 7 p.m. Friday and 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Chosen 2 Conquer International Ministries, 7910 Monticello Road. Registration, $10. Continental breakfast at 10 a.m. Saturday. (803) 691-0962
JONES MEMORIAL AME ZION: Women's Day, 11 a.m. Sunday at 2400 Barhamville Road. Missionary Supervisor for the South Atlantic Episcopal District Shelia Monroe will speak on "Women Stepping with the Lord." (803) 354-8786
ZION PILGRIM BAPTIST: Youth revival services, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday at 258 Old Bluff Road, Hopkins. The Rev. Cassie Jones will speak in the morning, and the Rev. Qavarious Smith will speak in the afternoon. Sponsored by the Jr. Jubilees and Inspirational Singers. (803) 695-7522
EBENEZER LUTHERAN: Theologian in Residence series, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at 1301 Richland St. The Rev. John Hoffmeyer will discuss "Christian Discipleship in a Consumer Society." (803) 765-9430
SHANDON PRESBYTERIAN: Contemplative Taize worship services, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 29 at 607 Woodrow St. (803) 771-4408; www.shandonpres.org
MUSIC, ARTS, THEATER
"YESTERDAY IS STILL GONE": Inspirational stage play with performances at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday at Columbia High School, 1701 Westchester Drive. Tickets, $20. (803) 665-2071; www.wowassociates.com
PIANIST NAOMI CAUSBY: 3 p.m. Sunday at the Heritage at Lowman, 2101 Dutch Fork Road, Chapin. Free. (803) 451-7414
SANDLAPPER SINGERS' "AMERICAN FACES": 7:30 p.m. Friday at Salem UMC, Salem Church Road and S.C. 6, near Ballentine. Free program will feature secular music by American composers. A love offering will be accepted for Salem's youth mission trip to the Dominican Republic. (803) 781-1626
ARTS AT SHANDON: Coffee House, poetry and music featuring the Harris/Knight Duo and guitarist Chuck Henderson, 7:30 p.m. Friday at Shandon Presbyterian Church, Woodrow and Devine streets. $5; includes coffee mug. (803) 771-4408
PALMETTO ARTIST SERIES: "Awaken the Dawn Tour" featuring Keith and Kristyn Getty, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 6952 St. Andrews Road. $15; season tickets, $45. (803) 732-2273, ext. 210, or www.sapc.net/pas
STERLING CHAMBER PLAYERS: Glinko's Trio Pathetique and Brahms' G major violin sonata, 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 at Canal & Senate, 300 Senate St., in the Vista. Cabaret seating, cash bar will be open before and after the concert. Advance tickets, $12; at the door, $15. (803) 252-2001 or www.sterlingchamberplayers.org
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL: Black and Gold Gala, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at The Coop, 1100 Key Road. $25. (803) 261-3199, (803) 252-0889
RICHLAND NORTHEAST HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1987: 22-year reunion, 7 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Dec. 26, at The Coop, 1100 Key Road. Advance tickets through Dec. 19, $90 (guests, $40); Dec. 20-24, $100/$50; at the door, $110/$60. www.richlandnortheast87.org
C.A. JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1959: 50-year reunion, Friday through Sunday, Nov. 27-29. Call James Kelly Jr., (803) 754-3312; Bangwa Frances Hill-Fair, (803) 772-3824; or Mary Harrison Bowden, (803) 254-6675 for more information.
S.C. OYSTER FESTIVAL: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday on the grounds of the Hampton-Preston Mansion and the Robert Mills House (1615 and 1616 Blanding St.) Steamed and fried oysters (other foods will be available), soft drinks, beer and a wine pavilion; children's activities; live entertainment featuring the Blue Dogs, Woodwork Roadshow, Tom Hall and the Plowboys, the Blue Iguanas, Casual Kings and Danielle Howle. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Historic Columbia Foundation. Advance tickets are $5 ($10 the day of the event and at the gate); free admission for ages 12 and younger. Tickets are available at the Robert Mills House Museum Shop, California Chicken Grill, Bawa Oyster Company and online at www.etix.com. (803) 253-2128
COLONIAL CUP 10K ROAD RACE and BLUECROSS/BLUESHIELD 5K RUN/WALK: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Park, U.S. 521, Camden. Proceeds benefit the Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs. Early registration, $18; race day, $20. (803) 432-4291, www.rmssports.com
BENJI BINGO FUNDRAISER: 6 p.m. Monday at 1011 Galleria (third floor), 1011 Broad St., Camden. Snacks, sandwiches, cash bar, music, raffles, silent auction, four $50 games and one $300 game. $10, includes three cards and one drink ticket. Proceeds benefit the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter. (803) 425-6016
VFW POST 641 LADIES AUXILIARY: Flea market and yard sale, 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at 534 S. Beltline Blvd. Tables for rent, vendors and shoppers wanted. Proceeds will help veterans and their families. (803) 772-5682
MAGICIAN BRANDON WAGSTER'S "DREAM": 8 p.m. Saturday at Hand Middle School, 2600 Wheat St. $10; ages 12 and younger, $5. Proceeds will benefit the Adam Turner Children's Foundation, an outreach program for abused children and children with cancer. (803) 622-2351; www.wagstermagic.com
FREE TO BREATHE 5K WALK: 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, West Columbia Riverwalk and Amphitheater, Alexander Road (next to New Orleans Restaurant). Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., welcome rally at 9:30. Online registration at www.freetobreathe.org is $15 (deadline is Wednesday); race day registration $20. Post-race health expo, children's activities and silent auction. Sponsored by the Christopher Conner Foundation, Palmetto Health and the University of South Carolina, proceeds will benefit the National Lung Cancer Partnership's research, education and awareness programs. (803) 920-6913
SHANDON TURKEY TROT: 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, beginning and ending at Hand Middle School, 2600 Wheat St. 8K run and 4K fun run/walk. Sponsored by the Shandon Neighborhood Association, proceeds will be used for neighborhood beautification projects. Register at www.strictlyrunning.com
PALMETTO HOLIDAY SHOWCASE: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 19, 20; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the State Museum, 301 Gervais St. Black-tie gala, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21, tickets $75, couples, $145; table of eight, $500. Tickets purchased after Friday will be sold individually, $90. Silent auction of decorated Christmas trees and holiday items, with proceeds going to the AIDS Benefit Foundation of South Carolina. (803) 254-5223; www.palmettoholidayshowcase.com
LAW ENFORCEMENT BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT AND TOY DRIVE: Friday through Sunday, Dec. 4-6, sponsored by the Richland County Sheriff's Department. Inaugural women's tournament will be played at a site to be determined; team registration $250 plus two new toys per player ($125 deposit due Friday, Nov. 20). Ninth annual men's tournament will be held at Spring Valley High School, team registration $425 plus two new toys per player ($225 deposit due Friday, Nov. 20). Cpl. Fred Brantley, (803) 600-5819; www.rcsd.net
TURKEY DAY RUN: 3K and 8K races Thursday, Nov. 26, starting at Colonial Life Arena, 801 Lincoln St. Proceeds will support the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands. Preregistered 8K runners and walkers will receive a T-shirt, entry fee will be waived for children who bring canned food items for Harvest Hope. Register at www.strictlyrunning.com; onsite registration 8-8:55 a.m. 8K race starts at 9 a.m. and will take participants through downtown Columbia, across two bridges, through West Columbia and Cayce, finishing at the starting line. 3K family fun run starts at 9:15 a.m. www.bgcmidland.org
CHRISTMAS MAKE AND TAKE FOR CHARITY: 2-4 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 21 at Village Artists, Village at Sandhill. Four art stations will be set up for ages 4 through adult, admission allows one item to be made at each station (origami hanging ornaments, painted glass balls, bookmarks and Christmas cards). Family admission is $5 or a nonperishable food donation to Harvest Hope Food Bank. Children must be accompanied by an adult. (803) 699-8886
SQ RESCUE GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 21 at 1727 Laurel St. All proceeds benefit animal care and adoptions. Pick-up available for donated items, call (803) 788-1889 and leave a message.
BREWS, BLUEGRASS AND BARBECUE: 5:30-9 tonight at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Sumter and Calhoun streets. Beer, wine, barbecue, live music by the Papa String Band and steel drums featuring Chris Lee. Door prizes, photo exhibit. $30; proceeds benefit the Family Shelter. (803) 771-7040
ADOPT AN ISLAND: 10 a.m. Saturday; depart Lighthouse Marina, 1925 Johnson Marina Road, Chapin, ride to Susie Ebert Island and pick up litter until noon. Hot dogs will be served at the marina after the clean-up. Sponsored by Keep the Midlands Beautiful, SCE&G and Lighthouse Marina. To volunteer, call (803) 749-1554.
SHEPHERD'S CENTER OF ST. ANDREWS: 20th anniversary celebration, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ashland UMC, 2600 Ashland Road. Event will feature lunch, skit, slide show, recognition of founders, photos, prizes and more. (803) 750-7147
CAROLINA/CLEMSON OFFICE PAPER RECYCLING CHALLENGE: Drop off office paper at any of Lexington County's 11 collection/recycling centers Sunday through Saturday, Nov. 21 (be sure to put it in the cart representing your favorite team); Lexington County Solid Waste Management will weigh all the bins to determine the winner. Collection centers are closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays, operating hours are 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. all other days and 3-7 p.m. Sundays. Locations at www.lex-co.com/solidwaste/
TOWN OF IRMO LITTER PICK-UP: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, meet behind Town Hall, 7300 Woodrow St. All trash collection supplies will be furnished. (803) 781-7050
FREE AIRPLANE RIDES FOR CHILDREN: 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Palmetto Sport Aviation Center, Hamilton-Owens Airport, 1351 Jim Hamilton Blvd. Ages 6-18 with completed parental registration form for the Young Eagles program. www.eaa242.org
HEALTHY LIVING EXPO: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at St. John Baptist Church, 3404 W. Beltline Blvd. Free prostate, diabetes, hearing, vision, sickle cell screenings; youth activities; healthy cooking expo; ask-the-doctor luncheon. Preregister by calling (803) 553-4663
AUTHOR DISCUSSION AND BOOK-SIGNING: Donald Miller ("Blue Like Jazz" and "A Million Miles in a Thousand Years"), 7 p.m. Monday at The Watershed, 711 E. Main St., Lexington.
WEST METRO HOLIDAY PARADE OF LIGHTS: Accepting entries through Wednesday. The parade is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. Sponsorships available. Entry forms at http://parade.westmetrochamber.sc