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BETH SHALOM SYNAGOGUE: Tu B’Shevat Seder The New Year of the Trees 10:45 a.m. Sunday, 5827 N. Trenholm Road. Religious school students, Torah Tots and guests are welcome to celebrate nature, the environment and the wonders of the world. A pasta lunch will be served. Those not in religious school or Torah Tots should RSVP (803) 782-2500. www.bethshalomcolumbia.org
BETH SHALOM SYNAGOGUE: Tu B’Shvat Happy Hour Celebration of all things green 6 p.m. Monday. Guest speakers will be Alan Kahn and Rob Lapin. Event will feature happy hour, healthy tapas, beverages and environmentally-friendly conversation with Columbia-area developers and environmentalists. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (803) 782-2500.
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS: Emergency Preparedness Fair 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. today, 4440 Fort Jackson Blvd. Call (803) 427-4465 for more information.
CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Souper Bowl of Caring chili luncheon after 10:30 a.m. mass, around noon, Sunday, 1512 Blanding St. (803) 779-2960; www.goodshepherdcolumbia.org
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
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF GREENWOOD: Robert P. Glick will present a concert of American music played on an American pipe organ 4 p.m. Jan. 31, 108 E. Cambridge Ave., Greenwood. Free, though donations are accepted. Glick is an organist and teaching pastor at the church and a semi-retired professor of church music and organ at Erskine College and Theological Seminary. (864)229-5814; www.firstgreenwood.com
FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH: First time home buyers seminar 2-4 p.m. Jan. 30, 2604 Lower Richland Blvd., Hopkins. Topics discussed include benefits of having a realtor, the home buying process, the home loan process and types of financing. Event will feature door prizes, free gift bags and refreshments. Register at (803) 413-5816.
GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH: Community Connect 3-5 p.m. Jan. 31, 3909 Forest Drive. Event will feature ways people interested in volunteering around Columbia can do so and 25 organizations and agencies. (803) 787-4413; gslc.com
LEXINGTON BAPTIST CHURCH: Dinner with the pastor 4-6 p.m. Sunday, 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 email@example.com.
LEXINGTON CHURCH OF GOD: Pine Ridge Boys will be singing 6 p.m. today, 1331 Nazareth Road, Lexington. Free and a love offering will be taken. (803) 957-6675
MOUNT TABOR LUTHERAN CHURCH: The Jess Jones/Craig Butterfield Duo will play in a free concert 3 p.m. Jan. 31, 1000 B Ave., West Columbia. Concert will feature mandolin, double bass, original jazz music and classical bluegrass. (803) 796-5948; www.mttaborlutheran.org
REID CHAPEL AME CHURCH: Music workshop 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Jan. 30, 704 Gabriel St. The workshop will be led by the church’s music department. Call (803) 786-7186 to RSVP. Free concert will be held 6 p.m. Jan. 30.
SAINT ALBAN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Annual Rose Wilkins’ World Famous Chicken Bog”5:30-8 p.m. Friday, 403 Park Road, Lexington. Take out is available. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger. (803) 359-2444
SALEM BAPTIST CHURCH: Fifth Sunday Gospel Hym Service 6 p.m. Jan. 31, 11434 North Road, North. Light refreshments and fellowship afterward. Free admission. (803) 247-2668
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHEPHERD’S CENTER OF LEXINGTON: 2016 Winter Adventures in Learning sessions for adults 50 and older 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays through March 3 at Lexington United Methodist Church, 309 E. Main St., Lexington. Catered lunch available for $2 per day. Classes include watercolor, bridge, personal computers for beginners, tai chi, genealogy, Zumba and more. Registration $25 at (803) 359-6838 ext 110 or www.sclex.org.
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
STEDFAST CHRISTIAN CENTER: Super Sunday Service 10 a.m. Jan. 31. The youth are in charge of the service. The attire is casual.
UNITY CHURCH OF COLUMBIA: 19th Season of Nonviolence celebration 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 30, 1801 LeGrand Road. Event will feature speakers, an opportunity to join in with the “Dancers of Universal Peace” and a light lunch. (803) 736-5766; www.unitycolumbia.com
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.