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BETH SHALOM SYNAGOGUE: Introduction to Hebrew with Risa Strauss 6:15 p.m. Thursday, 5827 N. Trenholm Road. Book discussion of “Many Lives, Many Masters” book by Dr. Brian L. Weiss will start 7:15 p.m. (803) 782-2500; www.bethshalomcolumbia.org
BETH SHALOM SYNAGOGUE: Screening of “I Shall Not Be Silent” documentary 6:30-9 p.m. Monday. The documentary is about German-American Rabbi Joachim Prinz who refused to be silenced from synagogues in 1930s Berlin to the 1963 March on Washington. Refreshments will be served. Free.
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS: Emergency Preparedness Fair 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Jan. 23, 4440 Fort Jackson Blvd. Call (803) 427-4465 for more information.
COLUMBIA UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH: Harpeth Rising concert 8 p.m. at UU Coffeehouse, 2701 Heyward St. Harpeth Rising is a string trio from Nashville. Purchase tickets for $15 online at uucoffeehouse.org. (803) 200-2824.
EASTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Scottish country dancing classes 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 3200 Trenholm Road. Free. (803) 256-1654; eastminsterpres.org
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Wednesdays@First Lunch Service, 1324 Marion St. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m., speaker from 12:20-12:50 p.m. Hot meal, $6; soup and salad bar, $5. Free parking. (803) 799-9062; www.firstprescolumbia.org
LEXINGTON BAPTIST CHURCH: Dinner with the pastor 4-6 p.m. Jan. 24, 308 Main St., Lexington. The information dinner is for new members or anyone considering church membership. Young children’s care is available by reservation only. RSVP to (803) 996-8803 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEXINGTON CHURCH OF GOD: Pine Ridge Boys will be singing 6 p.m. Jan. 23, 1331 Nazareth Road, Lexington. Free and a love offering will be taken. (803) 957-6675
MOUNT HEBRON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Community sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 22, 3050 Leaphart Road, West Columbia. Items for sale include shoes, clothes, household goods and toys. (803) 786-3645
SAXE GOTHA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: GriefShare program will start Sunday and be held 2-4 p.m. Sundays through April 3, 5503 Sunset Blvd. The biblically based program offers support to those who have lost loved ones and is open to all. Cost of materials is $15 per person. (803) 359-7770; www.saxegotha.org
SHEPHERD’S CENTER OF COLUMBIA: Winter 2016 Program 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays through March 9. The Shepherd’s Center is an interfaith educational program for ages 55 and older. The session will include TED Talks, S.C. State Parks, the Book of Genesis from multiple perspectives, art history, mah-jongg, study of Ango-Saxon England from the conquest of Britain until the Norman conquest, Yoga, tai chi, guitar, hand bells, ukelele, dulcimers, French, fiction writing critique, classic movies, bridge, painting, purposeful writing and travel adventures. Tuition is $30. Lunch available for $7. For questions, contact (803) 799-4449, www.shepherd
shepherdcentercolumbia or email@example.com.
SHEPHERD’S CENTER OF ST. ANDREWS: Adventures in Learning winter session 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays through March 8, 2600 Ashland Road. Classes at the interfaith learning program are for ages 50 and older. Classes will feature: “A Century Later: How World War I Shaped our World,” “In the News,” “CSI: Columbia,” “The Curious History of…,” beginning quilting, “Lincoln, Sherman, Davis and the Lost Confederate Gold,” beginning ballroom dancing, “Life Below the Seas: The World of Submarines,” “Protecting Yourself from the Seven Retirement Villains,” “Scream Along with Me: Old-time Horror Movies,” “Exploring Energy Psychology and Energy Medicine,” “History of Britain: The Anglo-Saxons,” “The Golden Age of Radio,” and ukelele lessons. Catered lunch available for $7, with reservation by Jan. 5 for the first session. Registration $35 at (803) 731-9394 or www.shepherdscenterofstandrews.org.
STEDFAST CHRISTIAN CENTER: Community feeding noon-2 p.m. Jan. 23, 5200 Fairfield Road. Free meal available for attendees. (803) 786-9129
WOODFIELD PARK BAPTIST CHURCH: Benefit singing for Al Gooding 6 p.m. Jan. 23, 1834 Morninglo Lane. Performers include Jordan River, Forever Changed, Singing Steven and The Heritage Qt. A love offering will be taken. For more information, call (803) 737-6865.
ZION PILGRIM BAPTIST CHURCH: Annual Winter Four Gospel program 3 p.m. Sunday, 258 Old Bluff Road, Hopkins. The Revs. Patrick Harvin from Jerusalem Baptist Church in Hopkins, Donnie Chambers from Red Hill Baptist Church in Gadsden, Stanley R. Ladson from Ladson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Hopkins and Gerald Tucker from New Beginning Baptist Church in Hopkins will deliver the Gospel messages. (803) 695-7522