ACTIVITIES IN THE COLUMBIA AREA 6/17-7/7

    Wednesday June 17 through Tuesday July 7, 2015

     

    Through June 21 –   “Br’er Rabbit” at the Columbia Children’s Theatre. Come enjoy this entertaining presentation for all ages. For more information call (803) 691-4548 or visit http://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com/.

    Through June 21 – Southeastern Piano Festival at the USC School of Music and Koger Center for the Arts.   There will be nightly concerts, an international piano competition, and chances for students to learn from professionals. For more information call (803) 777-4281 or visit http://sepf.music.sc.edu/.

    Through June 24 – Summer Quilting Sampler at the Edisto Discovery Park. This is an introduction to quilting from an award winning quilter. For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit http://columbiasc.net/parks-recreation.

    Through July 13 – Southern Gothic Series at the Nickelodeon Theatre. Movies include Deliverance, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Down by Law. For more information call (803) 254-3433 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/.

    Mondays through Saturdays through July 25 – “Traditions, Change and Celebration: Native Artists of the Southeast” at McKissick Museum on the University of South Carolina campus. For more information call (803) 777-7251 or visit http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/mckissickmuseum/traditions-change-and-celebration-native-artists-southeast.

    Through July 26 – “Courage: The Vision to End Segregation and the Guts to Fight for It” at the South Carolina State Museum. This is the “people story” on the Supreme Court ruling in the case of Brown vs. the Board of Education. For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/explore/exhibits/changing-exhibits/.

    Through August 23 – “Finding Freedoms Home: Archaeology at Mitchelville” at the South Carolina State Museum. Come learn about the rich history of the freedman’s town of Mitchelville. For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/explore/exhibits/changing-exhibits/.

    Through August 27 – Five after Five Spring Concert Series on Thursdays at the Five Points Fountain. For more information call (803) 748-7373 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/880156158697413/.

    Through September 7 – “Bugs! Giant Robotic Creatures” at the South Carolina State Museum. Come see bugs magnified 40 to 120 times bigger than they are and with some of them in robotic form. Exhibit includes a life exhibit as well. For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org.

    Through September 10 – Moonlight Cemetery and Secrets from the Grave Tours at the Elmwood Cemetery and Gardens on the 2nd Thursdays of each month. Come learn about one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in the area. For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/moonlight-cemetery-tours.

    Through September 11 – “From Marilyn to Mao: Andy Warhol ‘s Famous Faces” at the Columbia Museum of Art. Come view works from one of Americas greatest 20th Century artists. For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit http://www.columbiamuseum.org/.

    Through September 20 – “The Adventures of Mr. Potato Head” at the EdVenture Children’s Museum. Come enjoy an adventure in the world of Mr. Potato Head. For more information call (803) 779-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/.

    Through September 26 – Soda City Market on Main Street in downtown Columbia. On Saturday mornings, start your day by visiting this wonderful market full of local foods, produce, plants, crafts, and even entertainment. For more information call (803) 250-5801 or visit http://sodacitysc.com/.

    Blooming ButterfliesThrough October 2 – “Blooming Butterflies” at the EdVenture Children’s Museum. Come learn about the lifecycle of a butterfly and see more than 20 varieties native to the southeast. For more information call (803) 779-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/.

    Through October 11 – “The Breman Town Musicians” at the Columbia Marionette Theatre. Join the exciting musical adventures of Donkey, Cat and Rooster. For more information call (803) 252-7366 or visit http://cmtpuppet.org/.

    Through February 7, 2016 – “Carolina Makers” at the South Carolina State Museum. Come see what people in South Carolina are making, such as instruments, furniture, metal, even clothing. For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/explore/exhibits/carolina-makers/.

    Through March 6, 2016 – “Path’s of Destruction: Sherman’s Final Campaign” at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum. For more information call (803) 737-8094 or visit http://www.crr.sc.gov/.

    First Thursdays – First Thursdays on Main Street at the 1200-1700 block of Main Street in downtown Columbia. The event lasts from 6 pm to 10 pm and is a collaboration of a number of vendors in the area. For more information call (803) 988-1065 or visit http://firstthursdaysonmain.com/.

    Third Thursdays – Vista Nights offered by the Congaree Visit Guild in the Vista area of downtown Columbia. This event is a collaboration of vendors offering extended hours and events such as wine and beer tastings, art classes, and more. For more information call (803) 269-5946 or visit http://www.vistacolumbia.com/vistanights.aspx.

    Saturdays – State House Tours. For more information call (803) 734-2430 or visit http://www.scstatehouse.gov/visit.php.

    June 15 – 20 – Columbia Fashion Week at a variety of locations. Come experience the world of fashion.  For more information call (803) 701-0172 or visit http://www.columbiafashionweek.com/.

    June 18 – Rotary Club of the Vista Night Garden Party at the Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens. There will be live music, good food and refreshments. Proceeds benefit The Therapy Place, Inc.. For more information visit http://www.vistanightrotary.com/.

    June 19 – Juneteenth Celebration at the Historic Harriett Barber House in Hopkins. Event is in celebration of the end of slavery and will include entertainment, food, and fun. For more information call (803) 261-5596 or visit http://www.sercosc.org/calendar-4/.

    June 19 – Happy Hour History at the Robert Mills House and Gardens. There will be entertainment, light hors d’oeuvres, and refreshments. For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/happy-hour-history-robert-mills-house.

    June 19 – “How to Train Your Dragon 2”, part of the Summer Movie Series at Riverfront Park. There will be face painting, games, and more. For more information call (803) 545-4100 or visit http://columbiasc.net/.

    Weekend with the Pros

     

    June 19 – 20 – Weekend with the Pros at Paradise Cove on Lake Murray in Chapin. Event will include champion wake boarders and professional stunt performers. For more information call (803) 200-1004 or visit http://southcarolinaroughriders.com/.

     

    June 20 – “The Palmetto Latin Orchestra” part of the summer concert series at Finlay Park. For more information call (803) 261-8340.

    June 20 – Parents’ Night Out: Summer Splash at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens. Enjoy a night on the town while your kids enjoy animal encounters, games, a kid friendly movie, and a pizza party under the care of Zoo staff and ZooTeen volunteers. For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit http://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.shtml.

    June 23 – 27 – Miss South Carolina & Miss South Carolina Teen Pageants at the Township Auditorium. For more information call (843) 857-9173 or visit http://www.miss-sc.org/2015-pageant-information.

    June 25 – “Paul McCartney of the Beatles” at the Colonial Life Arena. Come out and see this legendary artist in person. For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit http://www.coloniallifearena.com/.

    June 26 – “Mr. Peabody and Sherman”, part of the Summer Concert Series at Riverfront Park. Bring a blanket, chairs, a cooler (no glass or alcoholic beverages), there will be activities for the kids, and enjoy a family night out. For more information call (803) 545-4100 or visit http://columbiasc.net/.

    June 27 – Family Tree on the River Festival at the West Columbia Riverwalk in West Columbia. The event is to educate others about the special needs of the “sandwich generation”, those raising children and taking care of aging relatives, and the support available to assist them. Event will include educational information, music, dancing, chair yoga for seniors, pet parades, and more. For more information call (803) 269-8496 or visit http://angeloakproductions.com/Angel_Oak_Productions/Events.html.

    June 27 – Midlands Baby, Kids, & Family Expo at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Event will provide educational information on pregnancy, health and wellness, products providing safety, crafts, fitness zone. Health screening, and face painting. For more information call (803) 800-2044 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/769775366402943/.

    June 27 – Jubilee Celebration “Waverly District Civil War to Civil Rights” at Second Calvary Baptist Church. Event is part of the “Burning Columbia” series commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. For more information call (803) 714-5668 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1655734941314864/.

    June 27 – Summer Carnival at the New Light Church of Jesus Christ in Lexington. Event will include inflatables, games, BBQ, and other refreshments. For more information call (803) 614-8841 or visit http://newlightchurchlexsc.wix.com/newlightchurch#!events/c1mu1.

    June 27 – “The 246th Army Band”, part of the Summer Concert Series at Finlay Park. Vendors will be available to provide refreshment. For more information call (803) 535-3100 or visit http://columbiasc.net/headlines/060520151459-summer-concert-series.

    June 27 – Veterans of Foreign War Ladies Auxiliary Luau at the VFW, Charles P. Murray, Jr., Post 641 on South Beltline. For more information call (803) 782-5943.

    June 28 – Carolina Celebration of Liberty at the First Baptist Church of Columbia. Come celebrate our freedom and those who suffered for the cause during this family oriented event that includes indoor fireworks. For more information call (803) 343-8558 or visit http://firstbaptistcolumbia.com/Liberty.

    July 2 – 4 – Baseball and Fireworks at Capital City Stadium. Come out and cheer on the Blowfish and enjoy the fireworks display. For more information call (803) 254-3474 or visit http://www.goblowfishbaseball.com/blowfishcalendar/event/redwolves-blowfish-5/.

    July 3 – Salute the Nation at Hilton Field on the Fort Jackson Army Base. The 282d Army Rock Band will perform, there will be activities for the kids, and of course, fireworks after dark. For more information call (803) 751-4869 or visit http://www.fortjacksonmwr.com/special_events/index.html#4th.

    July 3 – “Home”, part of the Summer Movie Series at Riverfront Park. There will be face painting, games, and more. For more information call (803) 545-4100 or visit http://columbiasc.net/.

    July 4 – Lexington County Peach Festival at the Gilbert Community Park in Gilbert. Event will include a parade, live entertainment, a Revolutionary War reenactment, a volleyball tournament, rides for the kids, arts and crafts, fireworks, and let’s not forget, peaches and peach products. For more information call (803) 892-5207 or visit http://www.lexingtoncountypeachfestival.com/.

    Lake Murray FireworksJuly 4 – Lake Murray Fireworks Celebration on Spence Island and Dreher Island State Parks on Lake Murray. The show will be choreographed to patriotic music that can be heard on the B106.7 radio station. For more information call (866) 725-3935 or visit http://www.lakemurraycountry.com/things-to-do/Events/columbia/Lake-Murray-Fireworks-Celebrations.

    July 4 – Slide the City in downtown Columbia. Come out and enjoy this 1000 feet of slick vinyl to beat the heat and bring along water buckets, floaties and water gun to create more fun. For more information visit http://www.slidethecity.com/events/columbia/.

    July 4 – “The Original Tams”, part of the Summer Concert Series at Finlay Park. Vendors will be available to provide refreshments. Not pets please. For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit http://columbiasc.net/headlines/060520151459-summer-concert-series.

    July 6 – 9 – Junior All-Star Golf Tournament at Spring Valley Country Club. For more information call (678) 425-1716 or visit http://www.ajga.org/MicroSite/index.asp?TN=2015061.

     

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