Alexandra’s Art Studio, 111 Sparkleberry Crossing Road, offers adult classes, kids classes, kids summer camps, and art class groups. Visit cafeartcola.com.
Family Connection of South Carolina (FCSC) will unveil its annual LOOK! photography exhibit at the Koger Center of the Arts, Upstairs Gallery August 22. www.familyconnectionsc.org/look.
Shepherd’s Center of St. Andrews will hold Zoom “Summer Camp” for seniors age 50+—Movie Lovers’ Discussion Group, July 13, 27, and August 10, 24; Trivial Pursuit Fun, June 29, July 6, 20, and August 17, 31. www.shepherdscenterstandrews.org.
Columbia Twirlers will host Western Square Dance classes and refresher first and third Friday through August 27, 6–7:30 p.m., Hugh Dimmery Memorial Center “The Barn,” 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia. 803-772-0546.
The Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board will host Lake Murray’s 4th of July Celebration Saturday, July 3, with the boat parade beginning at 12 p.m. This year’s theme is “Proud to be an American.” Fireworks will begin at dusk. LakeMurrayCountry.com.
East Point Academy will host a Community Tween-Teen-Adult Vaccination Clinic at its Middle Campus July 2, 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m., 1401 Leaphart Street, West Columbia. www.MRBPublicHealth.com.
Sisters in Crime, Palmetto Chapter, a group of mystery lovers—writers and readers—will meet June 26 in a virtual conference featuring Dr. Kathy Reichs, the author of the Bones mystery series (the TV series was based on her work). www.crowdcast.io/e/mystery-in-the-midlands-2/register.
Olympia Mill Village Museum, “The story of Olympia Mill Village Life in 1920s,” Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., 1170 Olympia Avenue. www.olympiagranbymillvillagemuseum.com.
South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum will join the Blue Star Museums initiative to provide free admission to currently-serving U.S. military personnel and their families this summer through September 4, 301 Gervais Street. crr.sc.gov. Friday Night Laser Lights, sponsored by Columbia Craft Brewing Company, has returned to the South Carolina State Museum for the summer. This popular evening event series will run every third Friday in July and August in the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium. Doors open at 6 p.m. and showtimes are at 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 9:30 p.m., and 11 p.m. scmuseum.org.
Tedeschi Trucks will perform live as part of the Fireside Live series of socially distanced concerts Saturday, June 26, 7 p.m., Cola Concerts Speedway Club. ColaConcerts.com.
The Big Red Barn Retreat will host its annual Fall Jam at the Ballpark concert benefiting veterans and first responders, Saturday, October 9 at Segra Park: Home of the Columbia Fireflies. thebigredbarnretreat.org/fall-jam.
Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia and city dignitaries will hold a ground breaking for the Council’s new building June 29, 10 a.m., 1605 Park Circle–Maxcy Gregg Park.
PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT)’s Carolina Classic will be held August 7, 7 p.m., Colonial Life Arena. Ticketmaster.com or PBR.com.
United States Marine Corps Sports Leadership Academy will train hundreds of high school athletes at its Built to Lead Football Clinic Saturday, June 26, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Charles W. Johnson Stadium at Benedict College, 1920 Two Notch Road. www.usmcsports.com.
Promise of Serenity NAR-ANON Meeting (For families and friends of addicts) is held every Monday, 6 p.m., Angelican Church of the Epiphany, 2512 N. Beltline Boulevard. firstname.lastname@example.org or www.nar-anon.org.
ADD/ADHD Support Group of the Midlands (AttentionDeficitHelp.com)—The people involved with this local support group are parents, families, co-workers, and special individuals sharing and learning about the joys, frustrations, opportunities, and challenges of ADD/ADHD. The goal is to give hope and support. To join bi-weekly Zoom meetings, visit www.attentiondeficithelp.com.
Wreaths Across America ceremonies will be held Monday, December 13, noon at the SC Veterans Memorial, Assembly Street side of the Statehouse grounds; and Saturday December 18, noon, Fort Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Road. www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org.
The Lourie Center will offer a summer water aerobics program for adults, in cooperation with Maxcy Gregg Pool. Classes will continue through Saturday September 4, 8–8:45 a.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays—Shallow Water Aerobics, a low-impact cardio class using resistance based-strength training. Aqua shoes are recommended. All levels of fitness are welcome to this class. OR Aqua Zumba, an invigorating low-impact program that blends cardio and toning to upbeat music. Aqua shoes are recommended. All levels of fitness are welcome to this class. 9–9:45 a.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays—Deep Water Aerobics, classes provide a more intensive cardio and strength workout in the deep end of the pool. Personal Aqua Belt is required. 9–9:45 a.m., Saturdays—Aqua Zumba, an invigorating low-impact program that blends cardio and toning to upbeat music. Aqua shoes are recommended. *Saturday classes are also open to non-members for a $5 pool entrance fee, payable to the front desk of the pool. louriecentersc.com/water.
Throwing the Mud class for ages 10–14 will be held Thursdays, July 8–August 12, September 9–October 14, and November 4–December 16, 4:30–6:30 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093 or Bohumila.email@example.com.
Beginning Wheel Throwing class for ages 15 and over will be held Fridays, July 9–August 13, September 10–October 15, and November 5–December 17, 2–4 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093 or Bohumila.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creative Time class for ages nine–16 will be held Wednesdays, July 7–28, September 8–29, and November 3–24, 4–6 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093 or Bohumila.email@example.com.
After School Art class for ages five–11 will be held Thursdays, July 8–August 12, September 9–October 14, and November 11–December23, 4–6 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093 or Bohumila.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Columbia Chamber will partner with the Greenville and Charleston Metro Chambers on the second annual SC Leadership Exchange, presented by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. This two-day, virtual conference allows leaders from South Carolina’s three largest metros to come together to have dialogues and build connections across the state and will be held August 25–26, 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m. scleadershipexchange.com.
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