Activities in the Midlands Area – May 29, 2019 – June 18, 2019

    ACTIVITIES IN THE MIDLANDS AREA

    Wednesday May 29, 2019 through Tuesday June 18, 2019

     

    Sundays –  Sensory Sunday at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  On Sundays one hour before opening, the museum will be open for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and sensory processing difference’s to tour the museum and enjoy interactive, hands on activities.  For more information call (803) 400-1156 or visit http://www.edventure.org/events/sensory-sunday/?for=04-17-2016.

    Second Sundays –  Stroll on Arsenal Hill at the Arsenal Hill Park Center on Lincoln Street with the tour beginning at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church on Calhoun Street.  Learn the significance of this neighborhood with its eclectic mix of architecture where the elites use to live during the war and African Americans lived through the 19th and 20th Centuries.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/second-sunday-stroll-arsenal-hill.

    Tuesdays –  Toddler Tuesdays at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.   Bring your toddler for seasonal art activities, music, and our sand tray exploration in the Early Learning Classroom.    For more information call (803) 779-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/calendar/calendar.aspx.

    Tuesdays –  Second Shift Twosdays at the South Carolina State Museum.  The museum has extended hours with special after hours pricing.   For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/events/second-shift-twosdays/.

    First & Third Wednesdays –  Kids Cook at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Children 6 – 10 years old will have a unique experience taking participants on an exciting journey of culinary arts partaking in food preparation and meal creation, while learning about nutrition. For more information call (803) 400-1156 or visit http://www.edventure.org/events/kids-cook-first-third-wednesdays/?for=04-20-2016.

    Thursdays –  City Roots Farmers Market at the City Roots Farm.  Here’s your chance to search for fresh local produce, fresh eggs, meats, cheese, and more, plus local music and food truck vendors!  For more information call (803) 254-2302 or visit http://www.cityroots.org/.

    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.

    Thursday Nights –  Young Adult Shag Dance at Bill’s Music Stop on Meeting Street.  Come early and learn how to shag and then dance the night away.  For more information call (803) 796-6477 or visit http://www.billsmusicshop.com/calendar.html#.

    Fridays – Bluegrass and Acoustic Open Stage and Jam at Bill’s Music Shop and Pickin’ Parlor on Meeting Street.  Come out and participate or sit back and enjoy the music.  For more information call (803) 796-6477 or visit http://www.billsmusicshop.com/.

    Fourth Fridays –  Friday Night Laser Lights at the South Carolina State Museum.  Through the months of June, July, and August, the Museum will present a laser light show in the Planetarium with each show providing a variety of music.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/events/upcoming-events/.

    Saturdays –  Play on the Plaza at the Boyd Plaza of the Columbia Museum of Art.  Come out and spend some time tapping in to your creative side with free design challenges where you can use already prepared lesson plans or use your own imagination to tap in to your own engineering ingenuity.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/play-plaza-0.

    Saturdays – Nature Discovery Walk at the Congaree National Park.  Join a volunteer naturalist for a fun walk along the boardwalk while learning about the diversity of wildlife and plants in the Park.  For more information call (803) 776-4396 or visit https://www.nps.gov/cong/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?event=56C296E0-1DD8-B71C-07EB09DD87A17E5F.

    Saturdays –  State House Tours at the South Carolina State House on Gervais Street.  Come tour the most beautiful historic building in the area.  For more information call (803) 734-2430 or visit http://www.scstatehouse.gov/visit.php.

    Saturdays –  Classic Country Music Jamboree and Dancing at Bills Music Shop and Pickin’ Parlor on Meeting Street.  Come early and learn two step, country dancing, or couples dancing (no partner required) followed by live entertainment.  For more information call (803) 796-6477 or visit http://www.billsmusicshop.com/.

    Tuesdays through November 26 –  Sandhills Farmers Market at the Clemson University Sandhill Research and Education Center.  This wonderful market will offer you the opportunity to get fresh produce, freshly baked products, meat, fresh fish, eggs, butter, milk, cheese, honey, plants, and more!  For more information visit https://www.clemson.edu/cafls/research/sandhill/programs/farmers_market.html.

    Saturdays Through December 28 –  Soda City Market on Main Street in downtown Columbia.  Shop for local and regional foods, crafts, hot coffee, cold fresh lemonade, and even cooked food.  For more information visit http://sodacitysc.com/.

    Through June 1 –  “Sweat” at the Trustus Theater.  This is the story of two best friends from Reading, Pennsylvania who grew up together and ended up working together when their friendship is challenged by a combination of “layoffs, lockouts, and picket lines” and will have you considering “how do we face change”.   For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit https://trustus.org/event/sweat/.

    Through June 1 –  Painting Class with Abstract Alexandra at the Tapp’s Art Center.  Each Saturday there will be two different classes: a Happy Fun Time class and a Therapeutic Painting Class so enjoy some fun or overcome some struggles with one of these great classes!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/happy-fun-time-painting-class-every-saturday-2/.

    Through August 3 –  “Pinocchio” at the Columbia Marionette Theatre.  Bring the kids out for a great puppet show about this wooden puppet who wants to be a real boy and his journey to learning how to become one.  For more information call (803) 252-7366 or visit https://cmtpuppet.org/shows/pinocchio/.

    Through August 19 –  Creative Art Classes with Abstract Alexandra at the Tapp’s Art Center.  This talented professional artist will help you find your creativity and learn how therapeutic and fun using acrylics can be as you find your inner artist!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/happy-fun-time-painting-class-every-saturday-2/.

    Through September 30 – 100th Anniversary of WWI Exhibit at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum.  This exhibit will give you some details of information and items from both sides of the lines from items collected locally, donated, and loaned.  For more information call (803) 737-8095 or visit https://www.experiencecolumbiasc.com/event/100th-anniversary-of-wwi-exhibit/56508/.

    Through October 21 –  Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Take a prehistoric safari and learn about the variety of dinosaurs that use to walk the earth.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/dinosaurs/.

    May 29 –  Seniors Health Fair at the Charles R. Drew Wellness Center.  This event for those 50 years old and older will allow you to have free health screenings, enjoy an activity zone, exhibitors, and raffles.   For more information call (803) 545-3200 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/calendar/3673.

    May 29 –  The  First Tee of Columbia Golf Tournament at Cobblestone Park Golf Club in Blythewood.  Proceeds from this event will benefit the First Tee housed at the James E. Clyburn Golf Center.  For more information call (803) 255-8920 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/calendar/3675.

    May 29 – June 2 –  “Tyler Craig” at the Comedy House.  Take the time to enjoy some fun and laughter with this talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    May 30 –  “Cody Webb” with “Chasing Vixen” and “Nick Clyburn” at The Senate.  Come out and enjoy a fun show with these talented local artists!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/cody-webb.

    May 31 –  Paddle and Pint at Saluda Shoals Park.  End your work week with a fun paddle along the Saluda River followed by a chance to sample a variety of beers on the River Overlook.  For more information call (803) 213-2062 or visit https://www.icrc.net/parks/saluda-shoals-park/saluda-shoals-park-programs-and-activities.

    May 31 –  Hamptons on Hampton at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Dress in style with your fabulous white attire and view the work of Jimmy Kuehnle with his giant pink inflatable sculpture as you dance to DJ music, enjoy summer inspired hors d’oeuvres from 1649 Catering, rose, Raspberry Lemonade Witbier and Pilsner from Steel Hands Brewery, as well as a signature cocktail.   For more information call (803) 343-2207 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/hamptons-hampton.

    May 31 –  Wine Walk at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Enjoy a variety of wines with proceeds to benefit the Lexington Beautification Foundation.   For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://www.icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    May 31 –  “Taking Back Cola: An Emo Night” at The Senate.  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/taking-back-cola-an-emo-night.

    May 31 –  Behind the Scenes Tour & Taste at the Koger Center for the Arts.  This free event will take you on a backstage tour of the Center while sampling some of the brews of the Columbia Craft Brewery and learning about the production of this locally made beer.  For more information call (803) 251-2222 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=725.

    May 31 – June 1 –  The Peach Tree 23 Yard Sale that will run on Highway 23 from Batesburg-Leesville to Modoc.  Known as the longest yard sale, it will spend 44 miles and go through 7 towns where you can find just about anything you can possibly imagine, including used, new, edible, plantable, and more so make plans now to join in the fun!  For more information visit http://www.peachtree23.com/.

    May 31 – June 1 –  DOKO Rodeo at the Community Park Arena in Blythewood.  You’ll enjoy professional rodeo events such as bull riding and broncs, as well as a chance to ride a mechanical bull and pony rides for the kids and enjoy a lot of great fun!  For more information send an email to info@blythewoodrodeo.com or visit https://blythewoodrodeo.com/.

    May 31 – June 1 –  South Carolina Round & Square Dancing State Convention at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  Spend the weekend enjoying workshops, a fashion show, sewing clinics, and of course, lots of dancing!  For more information call (803) 545-0181 or visit https://www.scsquaredance.com/stateconven.html.

    June 1 –  Annual Luau at the Swamp Cabbage Brewing Company.  Pull out your Hawaiian attire and prepare for some fun with Hawaiian food, beer, entertainment, and a silent auction with all proceeds to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  For more information call (803) 939-2589 or visit https://www.swampcabbagebrewing.com/events/2018/6/9/get-leid-for-cystic-fibrosis1st-annual-luau.

    June 1 –  “Waging War” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  This production by Turning Point Theatre, an outreach arts ministry, will inspire you while the artistry and talent will amaze you!  For more information call (803) 957-2323 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    June 1 –  Sweetgrass Basket Weaving at the Columbia Art Center.  Here is a chance for you to learn how to make your own sweetgrass basket!  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/June%202019%20Web%20Sheet%201.pdf.

    June 1 –  June Monthly Gospel Singing at the Midlands Gospel Center in Gilbert.  Performing this month is God’s Toolbox and Glorymen & Tiffany so come enjoy an evening of wonderful Gospel music.  For more information call (803) 719-1289 or visit https://www.midgsc.com/.

    June 1 –  Drift Jam off of Spence Island on Lake Murray.  Enjoy a day on the Lake with beautiful sunshine, wonderful friends, and great music, to include Corey Smith, Cravin’ Melon, and local Chapin artist Shelby Raye, just to name a few so make your plans now to attend!  For more information visit http://www.driftjam.com/.

    June 1 –  Outfest in the Vista.  This street festival put on by Palmetto Pride will showcase local talent, vendors, and businesses for a day filled with fun.  For more information visit https://scpride.org/outfest/.

    June 1 –  National Trails Day Hike at Sesquicentennial State Park.  Take a 2-mile guided hike along the Sandhills Hiking Trail and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Park.  For more information call (803) 788-2706 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003953.

    June 1 –  National Trails Day Hike on the Newberry Passage of the Palmetto Trail.  Although the urban trail covers 9 miles, this hike will be 3 miles long allowing you to spend some time in the wonderful town of Newberry.  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-trails-day-tickets-60933295126.

    June 1 –  Planting for Pollinators at Wingard’s Nursery.  Learn about the plants that fit your landscape environment that will help encourage pollinators to your yard.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/planting-for-pollinators/.

    June 1 –  Backyard Saturday – Pollinator Pallooza; Party for the Pollinators at Saluda Shoals Park.  In addition to enjoying the Park, you’ll enjoy engaging activities, interesting biofacts, and more!  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/backyard-saturday-pollinator-pallooza-party-pollinators.

    June 1 –  Indoor Yard Sale at Crooked Creek Park in Chapin.  If you are in need of getting rid of things, here is a chance to set up a table or just come out and see what others have you might be interested in purchasing!  For more information call (803) 345-6181 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/indoor-yard-sale-2.

    June 1 –  Family Fun Events: Ice Cream Social at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Bring the family out for a fun way to start the summer and learn how to use items from the garden to create great tasting ice cream with games and other activities provided for enjoyment!  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    June 1 –  Family on Safari – Camping 101 at the Riverbanks Botanical Gardens.  Here is a chance for the entire family to come out and learn the fun of camping as you learn basic camping skills with 4-person tents and foam mats provided, as well as a pizza dinner, marshmallow roasting and water play in Waterfall Junction.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    June 1 –  “Waging War” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  This production for the entire family will encourage you to have the faith to be brave in the midst of difficulties through faith with a silent auction prior to the show.  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit https://www.susannesanders.com/.

    June 1 – 2 –  Brewmania at Craft and Draft on Devine.  They’re having a block party and they’ve invited River Rat and Tradesman Brewing Company, as well as food truck vendors, with live music and summer games to add some fun to your weekend.  For more information visit https://www.experiencecolumbiasc.com/event/brewmania-2019!/59772/.

    June 1 – 2 –  2-day SOAR Colored Pencil Workshop – Roses & Vase on Drafting Film at the Comfort Suites Lexington Palmetto Room.  If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to create fabulous works of art with colored pencils, here is a chance to learn from an extremely talented artists, Gretchen Evans Parker.  For more information call (541) 600-7776 or visit https://annkullberg.com/products/soar-workshop-gretchen-parker-lexington-sc-june-2019.

    June 3 –  Ukulele Sip & Strum Happy Hour offered by Star Music Company.  If you’ve ever wanted to learn the basics of playing a ukulele, here is your chance, so BYOB and your ukulele, or rent or even buy one and enjoy an evening of fun, with proceeds to benefit the work of music therapists with Key Changes Therapy
    Services and the patients that they serve.  For more information visit https://go.rallyup.com/sipstrum.

    June 3 –  “Pulp Fiction” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Celebrating its 25th year anniversary in this special screening that will include burgers and milkshakes, so come out and enjoy the show!  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/pulp-fiction-dinner-and-a-movie/.

    June 3 –  Broadway Bound 20th Anniversary Showcase at the Harbison Theatre.  Students and instructors alike will fill you with an evening of dance and song that you are sure to enjoy.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/broadway-bound-20th-anniversary-showcase.

    June 3 –  June Harvest Dinner at City Roots.  You’ll enjoy yet another fabulous family style four-course farm to table dinner featuring seasonal ingredients provided by local farmers and artisans that will include a welcome cocktail and wine parings.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit https://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/.

    June 4 – 25 –  Life Drawing at the Columbia Art Center.  In this 2 hour a week class, you’ll have a chance to establish or enhance your line drawing skills using pencil and charcoal.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/June%202019%20Web%20Sheet%201.pdf.

    June 5 –  Wild Out Improv at the Comedy House.  Here is a chance to see some of the new and upcoming talented as they go head to head in competition.  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    June 5 –  “The Third Wife” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Set in 19th century rural Vietnam, a 14 year old is taken as the 3rd wife of a wealthy landowners and comes to believe that in order to increase her status, she will need to birth him a son.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/the-third-wife/.

    June 5 –  “Matt Stell” with “The Lauren Hall Band” at The Senate.  Enjoy an evening filled with some great country music by these talented artists!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/matt-stell.

    June 6 –  Columbia’s Got Talent at the Comedy House.  If you think you have a talent that could make you some money, sign up to participate or if you just want to see what talent Columbia has, come on out and enjoy the show.  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    June 6 –  Storytime in the Garden at the Robert Mills House and Gardens.  Children will enjoy stories and songs, and have the chance to learn some historic games.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-06/storytime-gardens.

    June 6 –  “The Secret Life of Pets” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Bring the kids out for a fun evening with a great movie!  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    June 6 – 9 –  South Carolina Carnival at a variety of locations in downtown Columbia.  Let’s celebrate Columbia’s variety of cultures with this year’s theme of “Music, Food, and Culture” and celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month, so don’t miss the chance to be a part of this fun event! For more information visit https://www.southcarolinacarnival.com/.

    June 7 –  “A Tribute to the Rolling Stones” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Take a journey down memory lane as you sing along to your favorite Rolling Stones songs!  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    June 7 –  Summer Movie Series: “Ralph Breaks the Internet” at Earlwood Park.  Bring the family out for a fun night in the park with a free movie!  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/programs-activities/special-events.

    June 7 –  Community Hafla in the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  This joint venture between Tapp’s and Alegria Bellydancing will provide you with a fun interactive evening of drumming, dancing, and fun!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/community-hafla/.

    June 7 –  Vista Queen at the Trustus Theatre.  Come out and vote for your favorite Vista Queen!  For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit https://trustus.org/event/vista-queen/.

    June 7 –  “Bruce in the USA” at The Senate.  Take a walk down memory lane with this talented tribute band.  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/bruce-in-the-usa.

    June 7 – 9 –  Southern Guitar Festival & Competition at the Richland County Library on Assembly Street.  In addition to the competitions, you can enjoy workshops and concerts by great guitarists from around the world.  For more information visit http://southernguitarfest.com/.

    June 7 – 9 –  “Donnell Rawlings” at the Comedy House.  Take a break from the stress and enjoy some good laughter.  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    June 8 –  Natural History Day – Rocks at the South Carolina State Museum.  This will be a day filled with rocks, minerals, geology, archaeology, and more with gem mining, a variety of special guests including the Haile Gold Mine, hands on activities, and so much more!  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/calendar/natural-history-day-rocks/.

    June 8 –  Create a Luscious Shade Garden at Wingard’s Market.  If you’ve got a shady spot in your yard or a yard full of shade, here is a chance to learn what you can plant to make your yard look fabulous!  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/create-luscious-shade-garden/.

    June 8 –  Party for the Planet – World Oceans Day at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Learn what is needed to protect our oceans and “immerse yourself in aquatic adventures” in a fun day at the zoo.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    June 8 –  Dancing for a Cause at Seven Oaks Park.  Come out and enjoy some dancing with great jazzercise instructors with proceeds to benefit the ICRC Meals on Wheels.  For more information call (803) 772-3336 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/dancing-cause-0.

    June 8 –  Play on the Plaza with Historic Columbia and Girls Rock at the Boyd Plaza  on Main.  Here is a chance for girls to get out and enjoy a Saturday with great interactive activities that will close with an instrument petting zoo, pondering a dream band name, and create your own patches and buttons to complete your own rock look! For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/play-plaza-historic-columbia-and-girls-rock-columbia.

    June 8 –  Summer Concert Series: “The Original G Man” (formerly  of the Sugar Hill Family) and the “Peace and Love Band” at Finlay Park.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/programs-activities/special-events.

    June 8 –  Plastic Reduction Workshop at the Columbia Art Center.  In this fun and engaging workshop, you’ll learn how to minimize your plastic bag use by finding other creative alternatives.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/June%202019%20Web%20Sheet%201.pdf.

    June 8 –  Tiki-Fiesta at the West Columbia Riverwalk.  You’ll enjoy a blend of Mexican and island foods prepared by local restaurants, cocktail pairings, tequila, mezcal, and rum tastings, live music, and hand rolled cigars.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit http://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2019/6/8/tiki-fiesta.

    June 8 –  Stop In Studios at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Here is an opportunity for anyone of any age to try their hand at creating their own comic inspired work of art.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/stop-studios-4.

    June 8, 22, 29 –  Art Class: Intro to Character Design at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Freelance illustrator Chris Mitchell who has done some work for Marvel comics will teach you the basic of creating your own characters.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/art-class-intro-character-design.

    June 8 – 9 –  Columbia Gun and Knife Show at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.  Hunting season is only a few months away, so now is the time to search for the hunting weapons you’ve been wanting!  For more information call (770) 630-7296 or visit https://gunshowtrader.com/gun-shows/columbia-sc-gun-show/.

    June 8 – 16 –  “The Comedia Pinocchio” at the Columbia Children’s Theatre.  Come out and support the kids in their effort to put on this fun and entertaining show about a puppet who wants to be a real boy.  For more information call (803) 691-4548 or visit http://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com/season-at-a-glance/.

    June 8 – 23 –  Tour of Homes at a variety of new houses around Columbia.  Over the course of three weekends, you’ll have a chance to view some of the newly built homes in the area, including the newly created gated community, Northwoods Villas, in the Woodcreek Farms Community.  For more information call (803) 256-6238 or visit http://www.biaofcentralsc.com/calendar-and-events1/tour-of-homes.html.

    June 9 –  Second Sunday Stroll – Five Points beginning at the corner of Greene and Harden Streets.  You’ll learn the history of Five Points and how the introduction of Street Car lines impacted the growrh of the area.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-06/second-sunday-stroll-five-points.

    June 9 –  “Boyz in the Hood” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  You’ll meet 3 friends who aspire to more than what “the hood” has to offer them and how they try to manage the challenges they each face on a daily basis.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/boyz-n-the-hood/.

    June 10 –  Behind the Scenes Tour of Claussen’s at Claussen’s Inn on Greene Street.  In January the tour showed the former bakery but now you’ll have a chance to see the modifications that have transformed it into a residential space.  For more information call (803) 252-7742 ext. 15 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-06/behind-scenes-tour-claussens.

    June 11 –  “Monrovia, Indiana” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  You’ll learn how a Midwestern small towns values of “community service, duty, spiritual life, generosity, and authenticity” influence their small town life. For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/monrovia-indiana/.

    June 12 –  June Jam with “Tyler Rich” & “Tenille Townes” at The Senate.  Take a mid-week break and enjoy some country music with these very talented artists!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/tenille-tyler.

    June 13 –  Secrets from the Graves Tours & Moonlight Cemetery Tour at Elmwood Cemetery.  The first tour is before dark where you’ll have a chance to study symbols on the graves and learn what they mean, followed by a tour of the cemetery where you’ll learn about the lives, burials, cemetery plots, and tombstones of some of the prominent citizens from the area who died in the 19th and 20th centuries.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-06/moonlight-cemetery-secrets-grave-tours.

    June 13 –  Beer Talks at the Tapp’s Art Center.  Here is a chance to enjoy a beer or two and practice your public speaking skills, so bring out your powerpoint or other slide show on a USB drive and you’ll have 5 minutes to talk about anything you like and the best speaker will win a prize.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/beer-talks/.

    June 13 – 16 –  South Carolina Youth Collective Fellows Program on the USC Campus.  This program is for social justice and civic minded high school students (rising freshman, sophmores, & juniors) with two students from each school being invited to spend 4 days and 3 nights on the campus where they will participate in community building exercises, learn civil rights history through activities & field trips, plan to lead a workshop on race and reconciliation, and learn how to plan and implement a project in their community.   For more information call (803) 777-1881 or visit https://www.sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/diversity_and_inclusion/race_reconciliation/sc_youth_collaborative/index.php.

    June 14 –  2Turnt Indie Artist Showcase: Uniting the Carolinas at The Space Hall of the Tapp’s Art Center.  Come out and enjoy an evening of indie music!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/2turnt-carolina-tour-uniting-the-carolinas/.

    June 14 –  Light Up The Night: “Devious B2B Freaky” & “Dylan Deekay B2B Killtrak” at The Senate.  Come out and dance the night away with these Techno artists!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/light-up-the-night.

    June 14 – 15 –  Wakeboard Weekend With The Pros at Captain’s Choice Marina.  If you’ve wanted to learn how to wakeboard or how to get better, here is your chance, and if you just enjoy watching, the event will end with a wakeboard show on Saturday at 2:00.  For more information call (803) 200-1004 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wakeboard-weekend-with-the-pros-2019-june-14-15-tickets-59953695116.

    June 15 –  Cayce Serves Tennis Tournament at the Cayce Tennis & Fitness Center.  This event offered by the Cayce Public Safety Foundation is offered to help support the Cayce Police, Fire, and Animal Services Departments.  For more information call (803) 796-9020 or visit https://caycesc.gov/festivals.php.

     

    June 15 –  Shrimp and Grits Festival at the DoubleTree by Hilton on Bush River Road.  You’ll enjoy endless samplings of shrimp and grits by participating restaurants, live music by Under the Sun and door prizes.  For more information visit https://columbiashrimpandgrits.com/activities/columbias-shrimp-grits-fest/.

    June 15 –  Tree Frog Cabin Kid’s Activity at Wingard’s Nursery.  Children will have a chance to create a “cabin” out of PVC pipe that can be placed in the yard and provide a place for tree frogs to hide.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/tree-frog-cabin-kids-activity/.

    June 15 –  A Tribute to Sourwood Honey at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  This tribute to one of the greatest local bands the area has ever seen, come out and enjoy some good ole southern rock created by this former band.  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    June 15 –  Father’s Day Cookout at Hyatt Park.  Put on by Mayor Steve Benjamin, this day is for fathers to bring out their children for a day filled with fun and engaging activities, and of course, good food.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/programs-activities/special-events.

    June 15 –  Art Lettering at the Columbia Art Center.  Using simple tools, you’ll learn how to make a design with your initials gaining the skills to create unique signs and images.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/June%202019%20Web%20Sheet%202.pdf.

    June 15 –  Covering Dining Room Chairs at the Columbia Art Center.  This workshop will teach you how to bring new life to those old dining room chairs.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/June%202019%20Web%20Sheet%202.pdf.

    June 15 –  Soda City Soulfest at the Township Auditorium.  Spend an evening enjoying the sounds of Soul with artists to include Betty Wright & Clarence Carter just to name a fewFor more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    June 16 –  Mann-Simons Site Women’s History Tour at the Mann-Simmons Site.  You’ll learn the history of this site and the prominent African American family that lived here for 125 years and the strong matriarchs that led the family through the difficult years and the impact they made on their community.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-06/mann-simons-site-womens-history-tour.

    June 16 –  “Frank Iero and The Future Violents” at The Senate.  You’ll enjoy an evening of some good punk rock music!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/frank-iero-and-the-future-violents.

    June 16 – 23 –  Southeastern Piano Festival at a variety of locations on the University of South Carolina Campus.  Here is a chance to see some of the most talented pianists from across the country and beyond!  For more information visit http://sepf.music.sc.edu/.

    June 18 –  The Nature of Summer with Rudy Mancke at the McKissick Museum.  Part of the Nature of the Seasons series, you’ll meet on the Horseshow and discuss the coming Summer Solstice and discuss the summer seasons.  For more information call (803) 777-7251 or visit https://www.onecolumbiasc.com/event/nature-of-summer-with-rudy-mancke-4/.

     

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