PUBLIC TRANSIT MEETING: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Eau Claire Print Building, 3907 Ensor Ave. (Ensor Avenue and North Main Street). All residents of Richland County and the city of Columbia are invited to offer input concerning their transportation needs or desires and how the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority can make changes to attract new riders. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided. (803) 748-7424
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY NATIONAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION INC.: Greater Columbia Chapter will meet 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Luther Lee Building, 1314 Lincoln St.
NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION: Columbia Chapter 87 of NARFE luncheon meeting, 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13, 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.
RICHLAND DEMOCRATIC WOMEN: 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Adult Activity Center, 7494 Parklane Road. Guest speaker will be Mullins McLeod. email@example.com
GREATER WOODFIELD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: 7:30 p.m. the second Monday monthly at Petersen Presbyterian Church, 8131 Brookfield Road.
PALMETTOMAC APPLE USERS GROUP: 7 p.m. Monday at Best Buy, 7006 Two Notch Road. Training and topics to be covered include BENTO3, backing up your system and the Wacom Touch Pen tablet. Lee Griggs of MacDirectory magazine will be guest speaker. Jan Barkan, (803) 743-2501
HOPKINS COMMUNITY AWARENESS CRIME WATCH: 7 p.m. Monday at Richland County Sheriff's Department Region 1 headquarters (behind Lower Richland High School). Guest speaker will be Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott. (803) 783-6278
DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS: Clayton Durham Chapter DAV/DAVA, 6 p.m. Tuesday at 511 Violet St., West Columbia. (803) 796-7122
PALMETTO PAINTERS: 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 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
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
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
CONTRA DANCE: 7-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 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 TRIP: Biltmore day trip, Saturday, Nov. 28; $88 (includes lunch, admission to Biltmore House and Gardens, winery). Limited to first 40 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 TRIP: 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. Saturdays except Nov. 21. Congaree National Park trips, 2 p.m. Wednesday and Nov. 18. Adventure Carolina is at 1107 State St., Cayce. (803) 796-4505
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
AARP DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASS: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Nov. 12, (must attend both sessions) at Crooked Creek Park, 1098 Old Lexington Highway, Chapin. Successful completion of the course may qualify drivers for an auto insurance discount. $14; AARP members, $12. Call (803) 345-6181 to reserve a spot.
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
WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE CLASS: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at North Springs Recreation Center on Clemson Road. Free instruction will be led by Lt. Heidi Scott of the Richland County Sheriff's Department. Ages 21 and older, wear comfortable clothing, tennis shoes and bring a water bottle. Sponsored by the Northeast Women's Club. Space is limited, call (803) 446-8605 to preregister.
SENIORS SEMINAR: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, 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. $10, includes lunch (deadline is Sunday); seminar only, $5 (payable at the door). (803) 787-2133; www.ntbc.org
SHEPHERD'S CENTER OF ST. ANDREWS: Interfaith learning program for ages 50 and older meets 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 17, at Ashland UMC, 2600 Ashland Road. New this fall: "A Brief History of Africa in 9 1/2 Chapters," "Understanding South Carolina Government," "The Science of Baseball," "Lesser-Known Women of the Bible," "A Study of Southern Fiction" and "Basic Digital Photography." Regular class offerings include bridge, classic movies, creative writing, quilting and Spanish. Lunch is available for $6.50, followed by entertainment or a speaker. Tuition for the 10-week program is $25. (803) 731-9394
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
FEED YOUR KIDS RIGHT: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday in the auditorium at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. Speaker will be Dr. Ann Kulze. $10, register online at www.heathwood.org; (803) 231-7718
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
VILLAGE ARTISTS GALLERY: Art classes at 631-8 Promenade Place, Village at Sandhill. Beginner drawing and watercolor media class, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 5; $100. (803) 269-2826 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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, Nov. 17 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
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
WHAT YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW ABOUT MEDICARE: 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at the Lexington Chamber of Commerce, 321 S. Lake Drive, Lexington. Free, but seating is limited, call (803) 359-0872 or e-mail email@example.com by Wednesday to reserve a space.
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
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
All branches of the Richland County Public Library will be closed today for Staff Education Day
ST. ANDREWS REGIONAL BRANCH: Story Time for all ages, 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. 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. Mind Games for adults, 1-3 p.m. Tuesday and Nov. 24; keep your wits sharp with Sudoku, chess or crosswords. Book Banter for adults, 7 p.m. Tuesday; selection is "Monkeewrench" by P.J. Tracy. Read with Curious George for all ages, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Little Pumpkins All in a Row!, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday; ages 3-12 can celebrate the season with songs, stories and a craft. Kids Kozy Corner for all ages, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Nov. 12 and 19. Crafting Holiday Cards with Cathy for adults, 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14; materials provided. Sew Divine, A Gathering of Crafters for adults, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17. 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: Story Time for all ages, 11 a.m. Saturdays. 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. Mad Science: Lab-A-Licious, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday; ages 9-12 discover what happens when a science experiment goes wrong. At Your Library: Search Engine Training for homeschooled students ages 6-12, 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays (register for one session only, please). Book discussion for adults, 7 p.m. Wednesday and 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19; selection is "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams. Family History Workshop: Genealogy Resources at RCPL for adults, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12. Hey! Listen to This!, stories and songs for all ages, 10:30 a.m. Mondays beginning Nov. 16. Teen Craft: Recycled Tote Bags, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17. Kids Kraft: Festive Feast for ages 6-8, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18; cut out your favorite foods and make a Thanksgiving plate. 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: Family Story Time for all ages, 11 a.m. Saturdays. hip2crafts for adults, 3:30 p.m. Saturday; bring a portable project, enjoy some tea and check out sample items from a different book every month. 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 and Nov. 17. Toddler Story Time for you and your 2-year-old, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Nov. 18. Crochet for Today, 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays; ages 9-12 can make a scarf, bookmark or small bag. Book Group adults, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12; selection is "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer. That's News!, 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16; history tales and old-fashioned games for ages 6-8. 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. Holidaze! for all ages, 4 p.m. Wednesday; holiday traditions from around the world. Pajamarama Bedtime Story Time for all ages, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18. 218 McNulty Road, (803) 691-9806
COOPER BRANCH: Family Story Time for all ages, 11 a.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Look Sharp Media Literacy for teens, 6:30 p.m. Monday. Churchill in America for adults, 7 p.m. Wednesday; portrayal of "The Last Lion" by Howard Burnham. Toddler Story Time for 2-year-olds, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Nov. 12 and 19. Garden Like a Master: Holiday Plant Care Basics for adults, 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13; 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, Nov. 16. Knit Wits for teens, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17; learn the basic stitches from Boykin Exum (all materials provided). 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: Story Time for all ages, 11 a.m. Saturdays. Pajamarama Bedtime Stories for all ages, 7 p.m. Mondays. Get Your Resume Ready for adults, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12. 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. Hey! Listen to This! for all ages, 10;30 a.m. Wednesdays. Mother Goose Story Time for you and your child 12 months and younger, 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Nov. 12 and 19. Tuesday Times: DS Duel for ages 6-12, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17. 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: Computer Basics: Basic Internet Part II for adults, 11 a.m. Monday and Nov. 16; only available to those who have completed the Basic Internet course. Wii are the Champions for all ages, 4:30 p.m. Monday; join your friends for a round of video games. Hey! Listen to This!, stories and songs for all ages, 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Granny Story Time for all ages, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Silver Screen Movies for ages 55 and older, grab a friend and enjoy a free movie, 11 a.m. Friday. Twixt-n-Between, stories for ages 9-12, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. Color Me Beautiful for adults, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17; 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, Nov. 18; 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. Fall into the Library story session for all ages, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. 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: Story Time for all ages, 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. Teen Advisory Board meeting, 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Garden Like a Master: Lasagna Gardening for adults, 3 p.m. Sunday; prepare vegetable and perennial beds using a simple layering technique. 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. inbeTWEENtime: Meet the Book Series for ages 9-12, 6:30 p.m. Monday; chill out with tween yoga and discover new fantasy books. Now I am One! for you and your child ages 12-23 months, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Computer Basics: Introduction to Computers for adults, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Nov. 19. Let's Speak English for adults, 10 a.m. Wednesday and Nov. 18. Hey! Listen to This!, stories and songs for all ages, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Great Books Discussion Group for adults, 7 p.m. Wednesday; selection is Plato's "Meno." Toddler Story Time for you and your 2-year-old, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Nov. 12 and 19. Preschool Story Time for ages 3-5, 3:30 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 12 and 19. Free Legal Clinic for adults, 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12; 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, Nov. 13; dress for a mess. Kids in Print - So You Want to be Published?, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14; ages 9-12 will get some tips and then try their hand at writing and art (includes lunch). Computer Basics: E-mail Basics for adults, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 and 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16. Literary Discussion Group for adults, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17; selection is "Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters" by Matt Ridley. Computer Basics: Typing for adults, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18. 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. Computer Basics: Basic Internet for adults, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. 1431 Assembly St., (803) 799-9084
CAMDEN BRANCH: Baby Story Time for you and your child age 2 and younger, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. XL2 Computer Class for adults who have taken the XL1 class, 2:30-4 p.m. Monday. Enjoying the Computer, basics for adults, 2:30-4 p.m. Tuesday and 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 14. After School @ the Library, 4 p.m. Tuesday; ages 6-12 learn how to make applesauce (bring an apron and an apple). Pajama Story Time for all ages, 7 p.m. Tuesday; curl up and listen to "The Napping House" by Audrey Wood. Gets 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. Teen Advisory Group for ages 12-15, 4 p.m. Wednesday. Yoga for adults and families, 6:45-7:45 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 12 and 19; prior registration and signed waiver due at least 24 hours prior to the class. XL3 Computer Class for adults who have taken the XL2 class, 2:30-4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16. After School @ the Library, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17; hemp jewelry workshop for ages 8-15. Book Club for adults, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18; selection is "The Lace Reader" by Brunonia Barry. Enjoying PowerPoint 2003 Computer Class for adults, 2:30-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. 1304 Broad St., (803) 425-1508
ELGIN BRANCH: 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. 12; ages 6-12 make applesauce (bring an apron and an apple). After School @ the Library, 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19; hemp jewelry workshop for ages 8-15. 2652 Main St., (803) 438-788
IRMO BRANCH: "Living in the Now" workshop and book signing with Ben Green, 7 tonight. Toddlertime for ages 12-23 months, 9:30 a.m. Thursdays and Wednesday, Nov. 18; ages 24-35 months meet at 10:30 a.m. Lapsit, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays; stories, rhymes and songs for you and your child 11 months and younger. Preschool Story Time for ages 3-5, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays.. Paw-sitive Reading, 4 p.m. Tuesdays; 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. Teen Time, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12; 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, Nov. 15. 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, Nov. 18. 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: Movie Afternoon for all ages, 3:30 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. Tuesdays. Between the Lines, book discussion for ages 9-12, 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12. 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: Books & Beyond for ages 5 and older, 4 p.m. today and Thursday, Nov. 19. Preschool Story Time for ages 1 1/2-4, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Teen Program - String Art for grades 6-12, 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16. 3214 S. Main St., (803) 791-3208
SWANSEA BRANCH: Book sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; paperbacks, 50 cents; hardbacks, videos, audio tapes, $1. 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, Nov. 17. 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: Preschool Story Time for ages 3-5, 11:15 a.m. Mondays. Books & Beyond story and craft session for students in grades 5K-5, 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13. 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, Nov. 18, 25. Books & Beyond story and craft session for students in grades 1-5, 4 p.m. today. Storytime for all ages, 11 a.m. Saturday. Lapsit, stories, songs and rhymes for you and your child 11 months and younger, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Preschool Story Time for ages 3-6, 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Teen Book Club - Pizza and Pages for students in grades 6-12, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17. 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: After-school chess lessons for students in grades 3-5, 2:40 p.m. today. 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: Preschool Story Time for ages 2-5, 11 a.m. Wednesdays. Teen Time for students in grades 6-12, 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12. 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: Teen Book Discussion for students in grades 6-12, 4 p.m. Tuesday. Teens & 'Tweens for students in grades 6-12, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16. Toddlertime for you and your child ages 18-35 months, 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 18 and 25. Preschool Story Time for ages 3-6, 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 18 and 25 Books & Beyond, stories and crafts for students in grades 1-5, 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. 203 Armory St., (803) 532-9223
UNION UNITED METHODIST: Dinner and silent auction to benefit the preschool and kindergarten, 6-8 p.m. Friday in the Wesley Building, 7582 Woodrow St., Irmo. Dinner by Macaroni Grill, auction will feature class-decorated gifts and themed baskets. Tickets are available in advance. $10; ages 4 and older, $6; ages 3 and younger, free. (803) 407-0986
BISHOPS' MEMORIAL AME: Women's Missionary Society hat show and luncheon, noon Saturday at 2221 Washington St. (803) 254-6686
CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY: Revival services, 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 12-14, at 1909 Lorick Road. Evangelist will be the Rev. Chucky Chandler.
BETHLEHEM BAPTIST: Deacon Ministry spaghetti dinner, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at 1218 Lyon St. $6; dine in or take out. (803) 254-5651
EBENEZER LUTHERAN: Theologican in Residence series, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at 1301 Richland St. The Rev. Dr. John F. Hoffmeyer will discuss "Christian Discipleship in a Consumer Society. (803) 765-9430
FIRST BAPTIST, COLUMBIA: "Hymns Alive" featuring The S.C. Baptist Singing Churchmen and SeraphSong in concert, 7 p.m. Monday in the main auditorium at 1306 Hampton St. Free, no tickets required; an offering will be received to support international and regional mission trips and obtain musical instruments for missionaries to use in their work.
FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST: Helping to Heal ministry will sponsor a fundraising gala to benefit its domestic violence programs. The event will be 6 p.m. Saturday in the church's family life center, 1237 House St. Tickets are $15. (803) 528-3990
NEW WILLIAM STREET BAPTIST: Little Angels of Integrity anniversary celebration, 3 p.m. Sunday at 5408 Middleton St. (803) 735-0140
PARK STREET BAPTIST: The Called Quartet in concert, 7 p.m. Saturday at 2204 Park St. (one block north of Elmwood Avenue). (803) 252-6434
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
ST. DAVID LUTHERAN: 164th anniversary celebration and veterans recognition service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday at 132 St. David's Church Road, West Columbia. A homecoming dinner will be served in the family life center following worship. (803) 356-3035
MUSIC, ARTS, THEATER
CROOKED CREEK ART LEAGUE: Art demonstrations, wine and refreshments at Palmetto Fine Arts, 107 Virginia St., Lexington. Open house will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. www.crookedcreekart.org
AUTUMN CONCERTS AT ST. PAUL'S: Eliza Muskovitz and John Bower, 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1715 Bull St. Free, followed by a reception. (803) 779-0030; www.stpaulscolumbia.com
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
FILM PREMIERE: "All for Liberty," 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Health Resource Center, 124 Battleship Road, Camden. $15; couples, $25 (includes reception). Proceeds will benefit the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site and the Actors Theater of South Carolina. Call (803) 432-9841 for reservations.
FIRST FRIDAY AT VILLAGE ARTISTS: 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Village at Sandhill. Reception featuring works by Lori Starnes Isom, Rachel Parker and Barbie Mathis. (803) 699-8886; www.thevillageartists.com
WEDNESDAYS AT TRINITY: Free concert series, 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays in Satterlee Hall on Senate Street. Lunch is available from noon-12:30 p.m. and 1-1:30 p.m.; $6. This week's performance will feature Marina Lomazov and Joseph Rackers. (803) 771-7300; www.trinitysc.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: 22nd 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.
WINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD: Wine tasting fundraiser for Trustus Theater, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at City Art, 1224 Lincoln St. Reds, whites, ports and champagnes (two each) plus heavy hors d'ouevres by Janet Brabham. Advance tickets, $45; $50 at the door. (803) 254-9732
INSPIRE LIFE, BREATHE FREE WOMEN'S HEALTH LUNCHEON: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday at the Columbia Marriott, 1200 Hampton St. Event will feature a silent auction, fashion show, guest speaker Dawndy Mercer-Plank of WIS-10. Tickets are $35; proceeds benefit the American Lung Association. (803) 779-5864; www.breathefreeluncheon.org
KOREAN FESTIVAL: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday at 1412 Richland St. Food and festival games, noon-7:30 p.m.; event will also feature tae kwon do demonstrations, folk dances, drum dance, rock wall, trackless train, obstacle course, children's crafts and more. All proceeds will be matched and benefit local charities.
S.C. OYSTER FESTIVAL: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, 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
BETHEL UMC: Garage and bake sale fundraiser, 8 .am.-1 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 4600 Daniel Drive. (803) 787-3058
CAR WASH FOR HARVEST HOPE FOOD BANK: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Holiness Church, 6824 Cabin Creek Road, Hopkins. (803) 776-1309
ANIMAL PROTECTION LEAGUE: Benefit auction, 6-10 p.m. Saturday at the Columbia Marriott, 1200 Hampton St. $50, includes heavy hors d'oeuvres (vegan and vegetarian options), beer, wine soft drinks. (803) 603-5443; www.aplsc.org
POOCHAPALOOZA: Dog walk (poker run with prizes for the best hand), auction and dog show, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Saluda Shoals park, 5605 Bush River Road. Proceeds benefit Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services and the Heartworm Project. Tickets are $20 per human/dog team (includes one poker hand, tote bag and lunch); $40 registration for an entire family. If your dog has other plans, you can make a $5 donation to Rent-A-Rescue Rover for the walk. Tickets may be purchased online at www.poochapalooza.net
SHOOTIN' AND SHUCKIN': Skeet shoot and oyster roast to benefit Carolina Wildlife Care, Saturday. Skeet shoot begins at noon at the Kindigo Club, 14068 Garners Ferry Road, Eastover; $20. Oyster roast, 3 p.m. at Cook's Mountain Plantation overlooking the Wateree River. Oyster roast tickets are $30, includes oysters, chili, potato bar and cocktails; live music and more. (803) 772-3994, www.carolinawildlife.org
CHRISTMAS MAKE AND TAKE FOR CHARITY: 2-4 p.m. Saturdays through 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. Saturdays through 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.
SHEPHERD'S CENTER OF COLUMBIA: 6-9 p.m. Friday at Trenholm Road UMC, 3401 Trenholm Road. Music by Bob Knox and the Blue Serenade dance band, refreshments, door prizes and silent auction. (803) 779-4449
HARMONY SCHOOL OYSTER ROAST AND SILENT AUCTION: 6 p.m. Saturday at 3737 Covenant Road. Event will feature steamed oysters, several varieties of homemade chili, live music by Danielle Howle, Reggae Infinity, J'Ouvert and The Project. Items in the silent auction include travel accommodations, jewelry and artwork. Advance tickets, $30; $35 at the door. Proceeds will benefit Harmony School and Children's Chance. (803) 787-1899; www.harmonyauction.blogspot.com
STEPPIN' OUT TO SHOP: 6-9 p.m. Friday at Stepping Out Dance Studio, 5175 Sunset Blvd., Lexington (behind McAlister's Deli). More than 25 vendors plus door prizes and refreshments. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Stepping Out Dance Studio's company dancers. (803) 808-7766
LEXINGTON TECHNOLOGY CENTER HEALTH OCCUPATION STUDENTS OF AMERICA YARD SALE: 6 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at 2421 Augusta Highway, Lexington. All proceeds will benefit Autism Speaks. (803) 821-3000
SPIRIT OF LAKE MURRAY FALL CRUISES: Saturday Lake Murray Marina and Yacht Club, 1600 Marina Road, Irmo. Family lunch cruise, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Adults, $15, ages 2-10, $10. Dinner cruise, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Adults, $39.50; ages 2-10, $29.50. (803) 730-3044; www.spiritoflakemurray.com
PAST RESIDENTS OF HENDLEY HOMES: Activities include bowling at Royal Z Lanes, 8512 Two Notch Road, 8 p.m. Friday; Green's Barbecue, 5310 Farrow Road, 9 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 a.m. worship Sunday at New Samaritan Baptist Church, 930 Huger St.; following the services, the Columbia Housing Authority will offer a tour of Rosewood Hills, homes built on the former Hendley Homes site. Margaret Smalls, (803) 754-4872
FREE AIRPLANE RIDES FOR CHILDREN: 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 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
2009 TEEN SUMMIT: "Real Talk on Sex," 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Booker Washington Heights Cultural Arts Center, 2611 Grant St. Session for ages 13 and older and their parents. Teens will receive accurate information about their sexual health, domestic violence, cell phone and Internet safety. Free, but preregistration is required, call (803) 255-8161 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday.
HARVEST HOPE FOOD BANK OPEN HOUSES: Today, 4-7 p.m. at 2220 Shop Road, Columbia, and the Lexington County Emergency Food Pantry, 1775 12th St., Cayce. RSVP by e-mailing email@example.com
ELECTRONICS RECYCLING AND DOCUMENT SHREDDING: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Walmart on Harbison Boulevard. Lexington and Richland County residents are asked to being computers (and accessories), TVs, DVD players, VCRs, fax machines, scanners, copiers, cell phones, telephone systems, digital cameras, gaming systems, stereos and rechargeable batters. Up to five boxes of personal documents per person will be accepted for onsite shredding. In addition, there will be a food drive for Harvest Hope Food Bank; their wish list includes dry food goods (rice, peanut butter, cereal, oatmeal, grits, coffee); canned vegetables, fruit, beans, soup, meat; personal items (wipes, diapers, toiletries) and plastic grocery bags. Participants are encouraged to bring one donation per electronic item and each box of documents. Proof of residency required. (803) 785-3340
COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR: 8-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Mount Hermon Lutheran Church, 3011 Leaphart Road, West Columbia. Health screenings, information booths, door prizes and more. Call (803) 296-2273 to schedule a health screening; call (803) 794-6430 for information about flu shots.
ITALIAN FESTIVAL AND BOCCE TOURNAMENT: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday at Finlay Park. Music, car and motorcycle show, food, puppet show, games, entertainment, vendors and a street dance featuring the Sensational Epics. Free; food and beverage concessions require tickets. Participation in the bocce tournament requires a fee and signup onsite. (803) 600-3720
REVOLUTIONARY WAR FIELD DAYS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sundayat Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, 222 S. Broad St., Camden. Battle of Camden, 1:30 p.m. Saturday; Battle of Hobkirk Hill, 1:30 p.m. Sunday. British, Patriot and Hessian camps depict military life, civilian camps feature period crafts demonstrations and colonial lifestyles; children's activities, round table discussion, 18th-century church service, merchants of Sutlers Row and more. Admission, $10; military and seniors ages 65 and older, $8; ages 6-12, $4. Family ticket (two adults and three children ages) 12 and younger, $25; group rates available. No pets, please. Free parking. (803) 432-9841; www.historic-camden.net
RIVERBANKS BOTANICAL GARDEN FALL BULB SALE: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday in the Bog Garden Plaza or order online at www.riverbanks.org
WEST METRO HOLIDAY PARADE OF LIGHTS: Accepting entries through Wednesday, Nov. 18. The parade is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. Sponsorships available. Entry forms at http://parade.westmetrochamber.sc