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SWINGIN’ AT THE BIG APPLE: 8-11 pm. Friday at the Big Apple, 1000 Hampton St. Historic Columbia and the dance team of Richard Durlach and Breedlove will step back in time to present a night of swing dancing. There will be a lesson from 7-8 p.m. Tickets are $8; Historic Columbia and Palmetto Swing Dance Association members, $5. Tickets are available at http://historiccolumbia.org or at the door.
OAK RIDGE BOYS: 3 and 8 p.m. Friday at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. The group’s distinctive sound has resulted in dozens of country hits and a country-pop chart topper, “Elvira.” Tickets are $42; groups, $35 per person. (803) 276-6264; http://newberryoperahouse.com
ENCOURAGE: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday at Lexington Presbyterian Church, 256 Barr Road, Lexington. Women’s event featuring author, singer and speaker Kelly Minter; her topic will be “The Fitting Room – Putting on the Character of Christ.” Tickets are $20; available at www.eventbrite.com.
Refurbish your furniture
FURNITURE PAINTING CLASS: Noon-2 p.m. Saturday at Tapp’s Arts Center, 1644 Main St. Learn the basic techniques you can use to refresh furniture and give it a new personality. $40, includes all materials. Class size is limited, register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.