MONDAY, JAN. 25
G.L.A.M.: VERMICULTURE: 6 p.m. Monday at Lexington Main Library. Worm composting, or vermiculture, uses the digestive power of earthworms to create a rich soil amendment. Learn how worm composting reduces the amount of garbage entering landfills and improves garden soil while providing a fun and rewarding hobby. Presented by Nancy McCarter, Lexington Master Gardener. 5440 Augusta Road, Lexington.
TUESDAY, JAN. 26
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“THE BIG DIG:” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Edventure Children’s Museum. Young dinosaur fans will want to catch “The Big Dig,” a new exhibit at Edventure. Visitors can see roaring robotic dinosaurs such as the Stegosaurus, Raptor and Triceratops; dig for fossils in the Dino Dig Pit; pan for gemstones in the Treasure Creek; and more. Children and adults, $11.50; seniors 62 and older, military and educators (with IDs), $10.50; children under 2 and members, free. 211 Gervais St. www.edventure.org
THURSDAY, JAN. 28
A CONCERT OF JEWISH MUSIC: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Columbia’s professional chorus, Colla Voce, presents a concert of sacred Jewish music. The concert will feature “David and Goliath” by Israeli composer Aharon Harlap for this U.S. premiere and the first performance outside of Israel. Also on the program is the premiere of a new arrangement of “Shacharit,” composer Meira Warshauer’s setting of the Jewish service, newly scored for organ, harp and percussion, with its original vocal forces, and Warshauer’s “Akhat Sha’alti” for chorus and percussion. Adults, $20 ($15 in advance); students: $5; sponsor tickets with VIP seating and program listing, $50. 1100 Sumter St. (803) 787-2023, www.collavoce.info
JANUARY LUNCHTIME LECTURES: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lourie Center. “Identity Theft Awareness and Why You Need To Be Concerned” is the topic of the discussion, led by Sarah Mitchell, certified ID theft specialist from Legal Shield. Refreshments provided to those who RSVP. 1650 Park Circle. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (803) 779-1971 x 12. www.louriecentersc.com
FRIDAY, JAN. 29
CMA CHAMBER MUSIC ON MAIN: Happy hour, 6 p.m., and concert 7 p.m. Friday at Columbia Museum of Art. Music plus art equals a magical experience with this critically acclaimed chamber concert series featuring artistic director Edward Arron and set in the museum’s DuBose-Poston Reception Hall. Cash bar. Adults, $35 ($28 for members); students, $5. 1515 Main St. (803) 799-2810, www.columbiamuseum.org
COLUMBIA CHILDREN’S THEATRE’S ‘ROMEO AND JULIET:’ 7 p.m. Friday at Columbia Children’s Theatre. What happens when your star-crossed lovers carry cell phones, use iPads and sing 1960s love songs? It’s Columbia Children’s Theatre’s altered visions tour production of “Romeo and Juliet.” Recommended for ages 12 and up. $5 regular admission; $3 for active military and seniors with ID; free for S.C. ina educators and arts administrators with ID. Richland Mall, second level, 3400 Forest Drive. www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com
SATURDAY, JAN. 30
COLUMBIA CITY BALLET PRESENTS ‘ALADDIN:’ 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Koger Center for the Arts. Join Aladdin and Jasmine on a magic carpet ride in this huge epic ballet, technically demanding for the dancers, visually thrilling for the audience and perfect for the entire family. Tickets, starting at $20, can be purchased at the box office. An Aladdin tea will be held prior to Saturday’s performance at 1:30 p.m. in the Koger Center ballroom. For tea tickets and information call (803) 799-7605. 1051 Greene St. (803) 251-2222, www.kogercenterforthearts.com.
PRESERVATION WORKSHOP ON PLASTER RENOVATION: 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday in Allen University’s historic Chappelle Auditorium. Historic Columbia, in partnership with Allen University and GMK Associates, is offering a plaster workshop. The program begins with a tour of the Chappelle Auditorium and continues with a discussion of the building construction and materials of the auditorium. A discussion and demonstration of plaster – its use, construction, and repair methods – will be offered by Lauren Dillon of Master of Plaster and Kirk Dillon of Dillon Construction Services. $5 for Historic Columbia members, $10 for non-members. 1530 Harden St. Sean Stucker, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. www.historiccolumbia.org.
RICHLAND LIBRARY WINTER BOOK SALE: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Richland Library Operations Center. Get good deals from more than 30,000 gently used books for adults, teens and children. The seasonal sales help support library programs. Prices for paperbacks will start at $1 and $2 for hardbacks. A preview part for Friends’ members is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday ($25 memberships available at the door). 130 Lancewood Road. www.richlandlibrary.com
SUNDAY, JAN. 31
‘DR. DOOLITTLE JR.:’ 3 p.m. Sunday at Village Square Theatre in Lexington. This classic tale of kindness to animals trots, crawls, and flies onto the stage and features 94 young actors as various members of the animal kingdom. The 3 p.m. show is a special red carpet performance to benefit local animal shelters. Patrons are asked to dress in their Sunday best or as their favorite animal and bring a pet food or snack donation to the performance. Donations will be exchanged for a “people treat.” $10-$12. The theater is just off Columbia Avenue (U.S. 378) at 105 Caughman Road. (803) 359-1436, www.villagesquaretheatre.com