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Tuesday, July 29

Active Seniors Sports Club

Denny Terrace Community Center

Calling all seniors 55+.  Come out and join the Active Senior Sports Club.  This club is for seniors who still love to play.  Everyone will enjoy Pickleball, Trail Walks, Bicycling, Volleyball and more.  The program meets every Tuesday and Thursday, of each week, beginning October 1. This program is $10 per month. Contact Jennifer Jeffcoat 754-6720 ext. 236 or jennifer@rcrc.state.sc.us for more information.

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Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen

Nickelodeon Theater 1607 Main St.

The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina's only non-profit art house film theater, will host “A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen,” with special events July 26 -27 and weekly Donen screenings through August 26. Donen, a native of Columbia, was born in 1924 and is a film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin’ in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly. As Donen celebrates his 90th birthday, the Nickelodeon has put together a month-long series of films and events to honor Donen, who is arguably the greatest living director from Hollywood’s golden age. “On my first day of work at the Nickelodeon, I was give a copy of Steven Silverman’s Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies,” said Andy Smith, executive director of the Nickelodeon Theatre. “I was shocked to learn that Stanley grew up here in Columbia. It’s made clear that much of Stanley’s film education – comprised of frequent visits to the movie theaters near his father’s shop on Main Street – took place in the very building that now houses the Nickelodeon. Columbia should take a lot of pride in Stanley and his work.” A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck schedule of events: Special events: Sat., July 26: - 6 & 6:30 p.m.: Meet at Hollywood Park (300 S. Gregg St.) and join Historic Columbia Foundation for free walking tours of the historic Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood, where Stanley Donen grew up, including a stop in front of his childhood home. - 7 p.m.: DJ Scott Padgett, bring-your-own picnic and family fun in Hollywood Park, near Stanley Donen’s childhood home. - 8 p.m. Free outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain. Sun., July 27: - 3 p.m.: Free reception and lecture featuring Stephen Silverman, editor at People Magazine and Donen’s biographer, at the Nickelodeon Theatre (1607 Main St.). Sat., August 9: - 10 a.m.: Screening of The Little Prince as part of Family Fun Day at the Nick. Donen screenings (Monday showings at 5:30 p.m, Tuesday showings at 3 p.m.) - July 28 and 29: On the Town - August 4 and 5: Charade - August 11 and 12: Royal Wedding - August 18 and 19: Funny Face - August 25 and 26: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

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701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

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Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

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Summer Art Workshops

701 Center for Contemporary Art

This Summer, 701 Center for Contemporary Art presents its sixth Youth Summer Art Workshops. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in the arts, creating artwork under the guidance of local artists and art instructors. Students are able to work in ceramics, painting and drawing, try their hand at print making and much more! Classes are held at 701 CCA’s Artist-in-Residence studio loft, located on the second floor of the historic 701 Whaley building in Columbia. The building used to be the community center for mill workers and residents of the nearby Olympia mill village. Now Columbia’s budding artists can join the creative community at 701 CCA. Classes offered this summer: June 9-13, 9am-1pm: Printmaking and Drawing – Ages 6-17 Member, $105; Non-member, $120 Explore creativity with several different drawing and printmaking techniques! June 16-20, 9am-1pm: Drawing and Mixed Media –Ages 6-17 Member, $105; Non-member, $120 Your imagination will lead as you discover new textures, forms, and materials. Students will create various drawings and sculptures using mixed media! June 23-27, 9am-1pm: Drawing and Painting – Ages 6– 10 Member, $115; Non-member, $130 Create various works of art through drawing and painting with acrylic, watercolor and ink wash. This workshop will satisfy all skill level in drawing and painting! July 7-11, 9am-1pm: Drawing and Painting – Ages 11 – 17 Member, $115; Non-member, $130 Create various works of art through drawing and painting with acrylic, watercolor and ink wash. This workshop will satisfy all skill level in drawing and painting! July 14-18, 9am-1pm: Drawing, Shading, and Ink Wash – Ages 11 – 17 Member, $110; Non-member, $125 Put a spin on drawing with shading and ink wash techniques! July 21-25, 9am-1pm: Ceramics –Ages 6-10 Member, $120; Non-member, $135 Wed. July 30: Ceramics Glazing Create unique ceramic sculptures using hand-building methods. All works of art will bekiln-fired and glazed. August 4-8, 9am-1pm: Ceramics – Ages 11-17 Member, $120; Non-member, $135 Wed. August 13: Ceramics Glazing Create unique ceramic sculptures using hand-building methods as well as an introduction to the pottery wheel. All works of art will be kiln-fired and glazed.

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Crafty Feast, Columbia, S.C. Indie Craft Fair, Calls for Artists and Crafters

Apply to be a vendor at the fifth annual Crafty Feast on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Join over 100 jury-selected makers from Florida to Pennsylvania to sell unconventional, experimental, one-of-a-kind and all-handmade goods at the Midlands region’s largest independent craft fair. New this year, Crafty Feast will choose a Best in Show! Guests enjoy music, food, DIY opportunities and craft beer while browsing talented artisans. Vendor application located at www.craftyfeast.com. Deadline to apply is August 25, 2014.

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DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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Wednesday, July 30

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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Campmeeting - Days of Glory on the Earth

Holiday Inn Northeast, Columbia, S.C.

CAMPMEETING – DAYS OF GLORY ON THE EARTH Wednesday, July 30th thru Friday, August 1, 2014 WHERE HOLIDAY INN-NORTHEAST 8105 TWO NOTCH ROAD COLUMBIA, S.C. 29223 SPEAKER- 7:00 P.M. NIGHTLY Apostle Ray Coughran New Beginnings Glorious Church International West Palm Beach, Florida July 30th, 31st and August 1, 2014 Wednesday, Thursday & Friday Night Thursday, July 31, 2014 Speaker – 10:00 a.m. Service Apostle Margie L. Gallman Triumphant Praises Church International, Columbia, S.C. Speaker -12:00 Noon Day Service Pastor Cheryl Coughran New Beginnings Glorious Church International, West Palm Beach, Florida Friday, August 1, 2014 Speaker – 10:00 a.m. Service Reverend Yvonne Sanders Living Water Christian Outreach Center Church, Columbia, S.C. Speaker -12:00 Noon Day Service Pastor Cheryl Coughran New Beginnings Glorious Church International, West Palm Beach, Florida Sponsored By Living Water Christian Outreach Center Church 2229 Decker Boulevard, Suite D Columbia, S.C. 29206 Rev. Yvonne Sanders, Pastor Call (803) 699-9346 for more information.

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A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen

Nickelodeon Theater 1607 Main St.

The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina's only non-profit art house film theater, will host “A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen,” with special events July 26 -27 and weekly Donen screenings through August 26. Donen, a native of Columbia, was born in 1924 and is a film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin’ in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly. As Donen celebrates his 90th birthday, the Nickelodeon has put together a month-long series of films and events to honor Donen, who is arguably the greatest living director from Hollywood’s golden age. “On my first day of work at the Nickelodeon, I was give a copy of Steven Silverman’s Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies,” said Andy Smith, executive director of the Nickelodeon Theatre. “I was shocked to learn that Stanley grew up here in Columbia. It’s made clear that much of Stanley’s film education – comprised of frequent visits to the movie theaters near his father’s shop on Main Street – took place in the very building that now houses the Nickelodeon. Columbia should take a lot of pride in Stanley and his work.” A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck schedule of events: Special events: Sat., July 26: - 6 & 6:30 p.m.: Meet at Hollywood Park (300 S. Gregg St.) and join Historic Columbia Foundation for free walking tours of the historic Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood, where Stanley Donen grew up, including a stop in front of his childhood home. - 7 p.m.: DJ Scott Padgett, bring-your-own picnic and family fun in Hollywood Park, near Stanley Donen’s childhood home. - 8 p.m. Free outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain. Sun., July 27: - 3 p.m.: Free reception and lecture featuring Stephen Silverman, editor at People Magazine and Donen’s biographer, at the Nickelodeon Theatre (1607 Main St.). Sat., August 9: - 10 a.m.: Screening of The Little Prince as part of Family Fun Day at the Nick. Donen screenings (Monday showings at 5:30 p.m, Tuesday showings at 3 p.m.) - July 28 and 29: On the Town - August 4 and 5: Charade - August 11 and 12: Royal Wedding - August 18 and 19: Funny Face - August 25 and 26: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

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701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

More details >>

Summer Art Workshops

701 Center for Contemporary Art

This Summer, 701 Center for Contemporary Art presents its sixth Youth Summer Art Workshops. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in the arts, creating artwork under the guidance of local artists and art instructors. Students are able to work in ceramics, painting and drawing, try their hand at print making and much more! Classes are held at 701 CCA’s Artist-in-Residence studio loft, located on the second floor of the historic 701 Whaley building in Columbia. The building used to be the community center for mill workers and residents of the nearby Olympia mill village. Now Columbia’s budding artists can join the creative community at 701 CCA. Classes offered this summer: June 9-13, 9am-1pm: Printmaking and Drawing – Ages 6-17 Member, $105; Non-member, $120 Explore creativity with several different drawing and printmaking techniques! June 16-20, 9am-1pm: Drawing and Mixed Media –Ages 6-17 Member, $105; Non-member, $120 Your imagination will lead as you discover new textures, forms, and materials. Students will create various drawings and sculptures using mixed media! June 23-27, 9am-1pm: Drawing and Painting – Ages 6– 10 Member, $115; Non-member, $130 Create various works of art through drawing and painting with acrylic, watercolor and ink wash. This workshop will satisfy all skill level in drawing and painting! July 7-11, 9am-1pm: Drawing and Painting – Ages 11 – 17 Member, $115; Non-member, $130 Create various works of art through drawing and painting with acrylic, watercolor and ink wash. This workshop will satisfy all skill level in drawing and painting! July 14-18, 9am-1pm: Drawing, Shading, and Ink Wash – Ages 11 – 17 Member, $110; Non-member, $125 Put a spin on drawing with shading and ink wash techniques! July 21-25, 9am-1pm: Ceramics –Ages 6-10 Member, $120; Non-member, $135 Wed. July 30: Ceramics Glazing Create unique ceramic sculptures using hand-building methods. All works of art will bekiln-fired and glazed. August 4-8, 9am-1pm: Ceramics – Ages 11-17 Member, $120; Non-member, $135 Wed. August 13: Ceramics Glazing Create unique ceramic sculptures using hand-building methods as well as an introduction to the pottery wheel. All works of art will be kiln-fired and glazed.

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Crafty Feast, Columbia, S.C. Indie Craft Fair, Calls for Artists and Crafters

Apply to be a vendor at the fifth annual Crafty Feast on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Join over 100 jury-selected makers from Florida to Pennsylvania to sell unconventional, experimental, one-of-a-kind and all-handmade goods at the Midlands region’s largest independent craft fair. New this year, Crafty Feast will choose a Best in Show! Guests enjoy music, food, DIY opportunities and craft beer while browsing talented artisans. Vendor application located at www.craftyfeast.com. Deadline to apply is August 25, 2014.

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

Thursday, July 31

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen

Nickelodeon Theater 1607 Main St.

The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina's only non-profit art house film theater, will host “A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen,” with special events July 26 -27 and weekly Donen screenings through August 26. Donen, a native of Columbia, was born in 1924 and is a film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin’ in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly. As Donen celebrates his 90th birthday, the Nickelodeon has put together a month-long series of films and events to honor Donen, who is arguably the greatest living director from Hollywood’s golden age. “On my first day of work at the Nickelodeon, I was give a copy of Steven Silverman’s Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies,” said Andy Smith, executive director of the Nickelodeon Theatre. “I was shocked to learn that Stanley grew up here in Columbia. It’s made clear that much of Stanley’s film education – comprised of frequent visits to the movie theaters near his father’s shop on Main Street – took place in the very building that now houses the Nickelodeon. Columbia should take a lot of pride in Stanley and his work.” A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck schedule of events: Special events: Sat., July 26: - 6 & 6:30 p.m.: Meet at Hollywood Park (300 S. Gregg St.) and join Historic Columbia Foundation for free walking tours of the historic Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood, where Stanley Donen grew up, including a stop in front of his childhood home. - 7 p.m.: DJ Scott Padgett, bring-your-own picnic and family fun in Hollywood Park, near Stanley Donen’s childhood home. - 8 p.m. Free outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain. Sun., July 27: - 3 p.m.: Free reception and lecture featuring Stephen Silverman, editor at People Magazine and Donen’s biographer, at the Nickelodeon Theatre (1607 Main St.). Sat., August 9: - 10 a.m.: Screening of The Little Prince as part of Family Fun Day at the Nick. Donen screenings (Monday showings at 5:30 p.m, Tuesday showings at 3 p.m.) - July 28 and 29: On the Town - August 4 and 5: Charade - August 11 and 12: Royal Wedding - August 18 and 19: Funny Face - August 25 and 26: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

More details >>

701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

More details >>

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

More details >>

Summer Art Workshops

701 Center for Contemporary Art

This Summer, 701 Center for Contemporary Art presents its sixth Youth Summer Art Workshops. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in the arts, creating artwork under the guidance of local artists and art instructors. Students are able to work in ceramics, painting and drawing, try their hand at print making and much more! Classes are held at 701 CCA’s Artist-in-Residence studio loft, located on the second floor of the historic 701 Whaley building in Columbia. The building used to be the community center for mill workers and residents of the nearby Olympia mill village. Now Columbia’s budding artists can join the creative community at 701 CCA. Classes offered this summer: June 9-13, 9am-1pm: Printmaking and Drawing – Ages 6-17 Member, $105; Non-member, $120 Explore creativity with several different drawing and printmaking techniques! June 16-20, 9am-1pm: Drawing and Mixed Media –Ages 6-17 Member, $105; Non-member, $120 Your imagination will lead as you discover new textures, forms, and materials. Students will create various drawings and sculptures using mixed media! June 23-27, 9am-1pm: Drawing and Painting – Ages 6– 10 Member, $115; Non-member, $130 Create various works of art through drawing and painting with acrylic, watercolor and ink wash. This workshop will satisfy all skill level in drawing and painting! July 7-11, 9am-1pm: Drawing and Painting – Ages 11 – 17 Member, $115; Non-member, $130 Create various works of art through drawing and painting with acrylic, watercolor and ink wash. This workshop will satisfy all skill level in drawing and painting! July 14-18, 9am-1pm: Drawing, Shading, and Ink Wash – Ages 11 – 17 Member, $110; Non-member, $125 Put a spin on drawing with shading and ink wash techniques! July 21-25, 9am-1pm: Ceramics –Ages 6-10 Member, $120; Non-member, $135 Wed. July 30: Ceramics Glazing Create unique ceramic sculptures using hand-building methods. All works of art will bekiln-fired and glazed. August 4-8, 9am-1pm: Ceramics – Ages 11-17 Member, $120; Non-member, $135 Wed. August 13: Ceramics Glazing Create unique ceramic sculptures using hand-building methods as well as an introduction to the pottery wheel. All works of art will be kiln-fired and glazed.

More details >>

Crafty Feast, Columbia, S.C. Indie Craft Fair, Calls for Artists and Crafters

Apply to be a vendor at the fifth annual Crafty Feast on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Join over 100 jury-selected makers from Florida to Pennsylvania to sell unconventional, experimental, one-of-a-kind and all-handmade goods at the Midlands region’s largest independent craft fair. New this year, Crafty Feast will choose a Best in Show! Guests enjoy music, food, DIY opportunities and craft beer while browsing talented artisans. Vendor application located at www.craftyfeast.com. Deadline to apply is August 25, 2014.

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

Active Seniors Sports Club

Denny Terrace Community Center

Calling all seniors 55+.  Come out and join the Active Senior Sports Club.  This club is for seniors who still love to play.  Everyone will enjoy Pickleball, Trail Walks, Bicycling, Volleyball and more.  The program meets every Tuesday and Thursday, of each week, beginning October 1. This program is $10 per month. Contact Jennifer Jeffcoat 754-6720 ext. 236 or jennifer@rcrc.state.sc.us for more information.

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Friday, August 01

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen

Nickelodeon Theater 1607 Main St.

The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina's only non-profit art house film theater, will host “A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen,” with special events July 26 -27 and weekly Donen screenings through August 26. Donen, a native of Columbia, was born in 1924 and is a film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin’ in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly. As Donen celebrates his 90th birthday, the Nickelodeon has put together a month-long series of films and events to honor Donen, who is arguably the greatest living director from Hollywood’s golden age. “On my first day of work at the Nickelodeon, I was give a copy of Steven Silverman’s Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies,” said Andy Smith, executive director of the Nickelodeon Theatre. “I was shocked to learn that Stanley grew up here in Columbia. It’s made clear that much of Stanley’s film education – comprised of frequent visits to the movie theaters near his father’s shop on Main Street – took place in the very building that now houses the Nickelodeon. Columbia should take a lot of pride in Stanley and his work.” A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck schedule of events: Special events: Sat., July 26: - 6 & 6:30 p.m.: Meet at Hollywood Park (300 S. Gregg St.) and join Historic Columbia Foundation for free walking tours of the historic Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood, where Stanley Donen grew up, including a stop in front of his childhood home. - 7 p.m.: DJ Scott Padgett, bring-your-own picnic and family fun in Hollywood Park, near Stanley Donen’s childhood home. - 8 p.m. Free outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain. Sun., July 27: - 3 p.m.: Free reception and lecture featuring Stephen Silverman, editor at People Magazine and Donen’s biographer, at the Nickelodeon Theatre (1607 Main St.). Sat., August 9: - 10 a.m.: Screening of The Little Prince as part of Family Fun Day at the Nick. Donen screenings (Monday showings at 5:30 p.m, Tuesday showings at 3 p.m.) - July 28 and 29: On the Town - August 4 and 5: Charade - August 11 and 12: Royal Wedding - August 18 and 19: Funny Face - August 25 and 26: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

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701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

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Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

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Summer Art Workshops

701 Center for Contemporary Art

This Summer, 701 Center for Contemporary Art presents its sixth Youth Summer Art Workshops. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in the arts, creating artwork under the guidance of local artists and art instructors. Students are able to work in ceramics, painting and drawing, try their hand at print making and much more! Classes are held at 701 CCA’s Artist-in-Residence studio loft, located on the second floor of the historic 701 Whaley building in Columbia. The building used to be the community center for mill workers and residents of the nearby Olympia mill village. Now Columbia’s budding artists can join the creative community at 701 CCA. Classes offered this summer: June 9-13, 9am-1pm: Printmaking and Drawing – Ages 6-17 Member, $105; Non-member, $120 Explore creativity with several different drawing and printmaking techniques! June 16-20, 9am-1pm: Drawing and Mixed Media –Ages 6-17 Member, $105; Non-member, $120 Your imagination will lead as you discover new textures, forms, and materials. Students will create various drawings and sculptures using mixed media! June 23-27, 9am-1pm: Drawing and Painting – Ages 6– 10 Member, $115; Non-member, $130 Create various works of art through drawing and painting with acrylic, watercolor and ink wash. This workshop will satisfy all skill level in drawing and painting! July 7-11, 9am-1pm: Drawing and Painting – Ages 11 – 17 Member, $115; Non-member, $130 Create various works of art through drawing and painting with acrylic, watercolor and ink wash. This workshop will satisfy all skill level in drawing and painting! July 14-18, 9am-1pm: Drawing, Shading, and Ink Wash – Ages 11 – 17 Member, $110; Non-member, $125 Put a spin on drawing with shading and ink wash techniques! July 21-25, 9am-1pm: Ceramics –Ages 6-10 Member, $120; Non-member, $135 Wed. July 30: Ceramics Glazing Create unique ceramic sculptures using hand-building methods. All works of art will bekiln-fired and glazed. August 4-8, 9am-1pm: Ceramics – Ages 11-17 Member, $120; Non-member, $135 Wed. August 13: Ceramics Glazing Create unique ceramic sculptures using hand-building methods as well as an introduction to the pottery wheel. All works of art will be kiln-fired and glazed.

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Crafty Feast, Columbia, S.C. Indie Craft Fair, Calls for Artists and Crafters

Apply to be a vendor at the fifth annual Crafty Feast on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Join over 100 jury-selected makers from Florida to Pennsylvania to sell unconventional, experimental, one-of-a-kind and all-handmade goods at the Midlands region’s largest independent craft fair. New this year, Crafty Feast will choose a Best in Show! Guests enjoy music, food, DIY opportunities and craft beer while browsing talented artisans. Vendor application located at www.craftyfeast.com. Deadline to apply is August 25, 2014.

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DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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Saturday, August 02

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen

Nickelodeon Theater 1607 Main St.

The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina's only non-profit art house film theater, will host “A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen,” with special events July 26 -27 and weekly Donen screenings through August 26. Donen, a native of Columbia, was born in 1924 and is a film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin’ in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly. As Donen celebrates his 90th birthday, the Nickelodeon has put together a month-long series of films and events to honor Donen, who is arguably the greatest living director from Hollywood’s golden age. “On my first day of work at the Nickelodeon, I was give a copy of Steven Silverman’s Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies,” said Andy Smith, executive director of the Nickelodeon Theatre. “I was shocked to learn that Stanley grew up here in Columbia. It’s made clear that much of Stanley’s film education – comprised of frequent visits to the movie theaters near his father’s shop on Main Street – took place in the very building that now houses the Nickelodeon. Columbia should take a lot of pride in Stanley and his work.” A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck schedule of events: Special events: Sat., July 26: - 6 & 6:30 p.m.: Meet at Hollywood Park (300 S. Gregg St.) and join Historic Columbia Foundation for free walking tours of the historic Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood, where Stanley Donen grew up, including a stop in front of his childhood home. - 7 p.m.: DJ Scott Padgett, bring-your-own picnic and family fun in Hollywood Park, near Stanley Donen’s childhood home. - 8 p.m. Free outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain. Sun., July 27: - 3 p.m.: Free reception and lecture featuring Stephen Silverman, editor at People Magazine and Donen’s biographer, at the Nickelodeon Theatre (1607 Main St.). Sat., August 9: - 10 a.m.: Screening of The Little Prince as part of Family Fun Day at the Nick. Donen screenings (Monday showings at 5:30 p.m, Tuesday showings at 3 p.m.) - July 28 and 29: On the Town - August 4 and 5: Charade - August 11 and 12: Royal Wedding - August 18 and 19: Funny Face - August 25 and 26: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

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701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

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Making Tracks for Manhood 5K

Sesquicentennial State Park (9564 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC 29223)

Get a good stretch and break out your running shoes! It’s the Making Tracks For Manhood 5K! Bring the entire family out to Sesquicentennial State Park (9564 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC 29223) on August 2, 2014 at 8AM! There will also be a 1 mile fun run/walk available. Registration available online at www.StrictlyRunning.com. 5K registration is $25, the 1 mile fun run/walk registration is $10. Registration includes a race t-shirt and park admission. Park admission is $2 for those attending but not participating in the race. All proceeds support The Makings of a Man Foundation and CBM Cares of Columbia.

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Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

More details >>

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

More details >>

Summer Art Workshops

701 Center for Contemporary Art

This Summer, 701 Center for Contemporary Art presents its sixth Youth Summer Art Workshops. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in the arts, creating artwork under the guidance of local artists and art instructors. Students are able to work in ceramics, painting and drawing, try their hand at print making and much more! Classes are held at 701 CCA’s Artist-in-Residence studio loft, located on the second floor of the historic 701 Whaley building in Columbia. The building used to be the community center for mill workers and residents of the nearby Olympia mill village. Now Columbia’s budding artists can join the creative community at 701 CCA. Classes offered this summer: June 9-13, 9am-1pm: Printmaking and Drawing – Ages 6-17 Member, $105; Non-member, $120 Explore creativity with several different drawing and printmaking techniques! June 16-20, 9am-1pm: Drawing and Mixed Media –Ages 6-17 Member, $105; Non-member, $120 Your imagination will lead as you discover new textures, forms, and materials. Students will create various drawings and sculptures using mixed media! June 23-27, 9am-1pm: Drawing and Painting – Ages 6– 10 Member, $115; Non-member, $130 Create various works of art through drawing and painting with acrylic, watercolor and ink wash. This workshop will satisfy all skill level in drawing and painting! July 7-11, 9am-1pm: Drawing and Painting – Ages 11 – 17 Member, $115; Non-member, $130 Create various works of art through drawing and painting with acrylic, watercolor and ink wash. This workshop will satisfy all skill level in drawing and painting! July 14-18, 9am-1pm: Drawing, Shading, and Ink Wash – Ages 11 – 17 Member, $110; Non-member, $125 Put a spin on drawing with shading and ink wash techniques! July 21-25, 9am-1pm: Ceramics –Ages 6-10 Member, $120; Non-member, $135 Wed. July 30: Ceramics Glazing Create unique ceramic sculptures using hand-building methods. All works of art will bekiln-fired and glazed. August 4-8, 9am-1pm: Ceramics – Ages 11-17 Member, $120; Non-member, $135 Wed. August 13: Ceramics Glazing Create unique ceramic sculptures using hand-building methods as well as an introduction to the pottery wheel. All works of art will be kiln-fired and glazed.

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Lower Richland High School Reunion Classes 1982-1992

Medallion Conference Center

Medallion Conference Center 7309 Garners Ferry Road Columbia, SC 29209

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Crafty Feast, Columbia, S.C. Indie Craft Fair, Calls for Artists and Crafters

Apply to be a vendor at the fifth annual Crafty Feast on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Join over 100 jury-selected makers from Florida to Pennsylvania to sell unconventional, experimental, one-of-a-kind and all-handmade goods at the Midlands region’s largest independent craft fair. New this year, Crafty Feast will choose a Best in Show! Guests enjoy music, food, DIY opportunities and craft beer while browsing talented artisans. Vendor application located at www.craftyfeast.com. Deadline to apply is August 25, 2014.

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

Sunday, August 03

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen

Nickelodeon Theater 1607 Main St.

The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina's only non-profit art house film theater, will host “A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen,” with special events July 26 -27 and weekly Donen screenings through August 26. Donen, a native of Columbia, was born in 1924 and is a film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin’ in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly. As Donen celebrates his 90th birthday, the Nickelodeon has put together a month-long series of films and events to honor Donen, who is arguably the greatest living director from Hollywood’s golden age. “On my first day of work at the Nickelodeon, I was give a copy of Steven Silverman’s Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies,” said Andy Smith, executive director of the Nickelodeon Theatre. “I was shocked to learn that Stanley grew up here in Columbia. It’s made clear that much of Stanley’s film education – comprised of frequent visits to the movie theaters near his father’s shop on Main Street – took place in the very building that now houses the Nickelodeon. Columbia should take a lot of pride in Stanley and his work.” A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck schedule of events: Special events: Sat., July 26: - 6 & 6:30 p.m.: Meet at Hollywood Park (300 S. Gregg St.) and join Historic Columbia Foundation for free walking tours of the historic Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood, where Stanley Donen grew up, including a stop in front of his childhood home. - 7 p.m.: DJ Scott Padgett, bring-your-own picnic and family fun in Hollywood Park, near Stanley Donen’s childhood home. - 8 p.m. Free outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain. Sun., July 27: - 3 p.m.: Free reception and lecture featuring Stephen Silverman, editor at People Magazine and Donen’s biographer, at the Nickelodeon Theatre (1607 Main St.). Sat., August 9: - 10 a.m.: Screening of The Little Prince as part of Family Fun Day at the Nick. Donen screenings (Monday showings at 5:30 p.m, Tuesday showings at 3 p.m.) - July 28 and 29: On the Town - August 4 and 5: Charade - August 11 and 12: Royal Wedding - August 18 and 19: Funny Face - August 25 and 26: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

More details >>

701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

More details >>

Summer Art Workshops

701 Center for Contemporary Art

This Summer, 701 Center for Contemporary Art presents its sixth Youth Summer Art Workshops. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in the arts, creating artwork under the guidance of local artists and art instructors. Students are able to work in ceramics, painting and drawing, try their hand at print making and much more! Classes are held at 701 CCA’s Artist-in-Residence studio loft, located on the second floor of the historic 701 Whaley building in Columbia. The building used to be the community center for mill workers and residents of the nearby Olympia mill village. Now Columbia’s budding artists can join the creative community at 701 CCA. Classes offered this summer: June 9-13, 9am-1pm: Printmaking and Drawing – Ages 6-17 Member, $105; Non-member, $120 Explore creativity with several different drawing and printmaking techniques! June 16-20, 9am-1pm: Drawing and Mixed Media –Ages 6-17 Member, $105; Non-member, $120 Your imagination will lead as you discover new textures, forms, and materials. Students will create various drawings and sculptures using mixed media! June 23-27, 9am-1pm: Drawing and Painting – Ages 6– 10 Member, $115; Non-member, $130 Create various works of art through drawing and painting with acrylic, watercolor and ink wash. This workshop will satisfy all skill level in drawing and painting! July 7-11, 9am-1pm: Drawing and Painting – Ages 11 – 17 Member, $115; Non-member, $130 Create various works of art through drawing and painting with acrylic, watercolor and ink wash. This workshop will satisfy all skill level in drawing and painting! July 14-18, 9am-1pm: Drawing, Shading, and Ink Wash – Ages 11 – 17 Member, $110; Non-member, $125 Put a spin on drawing with shading and ink wash techniques! July 21-25, 9am-1pm: Ceramics –Ages 6-10 Member, $120; Non-member, $135 Wed. July 30: Ceramics Glazing Create unique ceramic sculptures using hand-building methods. All works of art will bekiln-fired and glazed. August 4-8, 9am-1pm: Ceramics – Ages 11-17 Member, $120; Non-member, $135 Wed. August 13: Ceramics Glazing Create unique ceramic sculptures using hand-building methods as well as an introduction to the pottery wheel. All works of art will be kiln-fired and glazed.

More details >>

Crafty Feast, Columbia, S.C. Indie Craft Fair, Calls for Artists and Crafters

Apply to be a vendor at the fifth annual Crafty Feast on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Join over 100 jury-selected makers from Florida to Pennsylvania to sell unconventional, experimental, one-of-a-kind and all-handmade goods at the Midlands region’s largest independent craft fair. New this year, Crafty Feast will choose a Best in Show! Guests enjoy music, food, DIY opportunities and craft beer while browsing talented artisans. Vendor application located at www.craftyfeast.com. Deadline to apply is August 25, 2014.

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

Monday, August 04

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen

Nickelodeon Theater 1607 Main St.

The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina's only non-profit art house film theater, will host “A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen,” with special events July 26 -27 and weekly Donen screenings through August 26. Donen, a native of Columbia, was born in 1924 and is a film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin’ in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly. As Donen celebrates his 90th birthday, the Nickelodeon has put together a month-long series of films and events to honor Donen, who is arguably the greatest living director from Hollywood’s golden age. “On my first day of work at the Nickelodeon, I was give a copy of Steven Silverman’s Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies,” said Andy Smith, executive director of the Nickelodeon Theatre. “I was shocked to learn that Stanley grew up here in Columbia. It’s made clear that much of Stanley’s film education – comprised of frequent visits to the movie theaters near his father’s shop on Main Street – took place in the very building that now houses the Nickelodeon. Columbia should take a lot of pride in Stanley and his work.” A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck schedule of events: Special events: Sat., July 26: - 6 & 6:30 p.m.: Meet at Hollywood Park (300 S. Gregg St.) and join Historic Columbia Foundation for free walking tours of the historic Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood, where Stanley Donen grew up, including a stop in front of his childhood home. - 7 p.m.: DJ Scott Padgett, bring-your-own picnic and family fun in Hollywood Park, near Stanley Donen’s childhood home. - 8 p.m. Free outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain. Sun., July 27: - 3 p.m.: Free reception and lecture featuring Stephen Silverman, editor at People Magazine and Donen’s biographer, at the Nickelodeon Theatre (1607 Main St.). Sat., August 9: - 10 a.m.: Screening of The Little Prince as part of Family Fun Day at the Nick. Donen screenings (Monday showings at 5:30 p.m, Tuesday showings at 3 p.m.) - July 28 and 29: On the Town - August 4 and 5: Charade - August 11 and 12: Royal Wedding - August 18 and 19: Funny Face - August 25 and 26: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

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701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

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Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

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Summer Art Workshops

701 Center for Contemporary Art

This Summer, 701 Center for Contemporary Art presents its sixth Youth Summer Art Workshops. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in the arts, creating artwork under the guidance of local artists and art instructors. Students are able to work in ceramics, painting and drawing, try their hand at print making and much more! Classes are held at 701 CCA’s Artist-in-Residence studio loft, located on the second floor of the historic 701 Whaley building in Columbia. The building used to be the community center for mill workers and residents of the nearby Olympia mill village. Now Columbia’s budding artists can join the creative community at 701 CCA. Classes offered this summer: June 9-13, 9am-1pm: Printmaking and Drawing – Ages 6-17 Member, $105; Non-member, $120 Explore creativity with several different drawing and printmaking techniques! June 16-20, 9am-1pm: Drawing and Mixed Media –Ages 6-17 Member, $105; Non-member, $120 Your imagination will lead as you discover new textures, forms, and materials. Students will create various drawings and sculptures using mixed media! June 23-27, 9am-1pm: Drawing and Painting – Ages 6– 10 Member, $115; Non-member, $130 Create various works of art through drawing and painting with acrylic, watercolor and ink wash. This workshop will satisfy all skill level in drawing and painting! July 7-11, 9am-1pm: Drawing and Painting – Ages 11 – 17 Member, $115; Non-member, $130 Create various works of art through drawing and painting with acrylic, watercolor and ink wash. This workshop will satisfy all skill level in drawing and painting! July 14-18, 9am-1pm: Drawing, Shading, and Ink Wash – Ages 11 – 17 Member, $110; Non-member, $125 Put a spin on drawing with shading and ink wash techniques! July 21-25, 9am-1pm: Ceramics –Ages 6-10 Member, $120; Non-member, $135 Wed. July 30: Ceramics Glazing Create unique ceramic sculptures using hand-building methods. All works of art will bekiln-fired and glazed. August 4-8, 9am-1pm: Ceramics – Ages 11-17 Member, $120; Non-member, $135 Wed. August 13: Ceramics Glazing Create unique ceramic sculptures using hand-building methods as well as an introduction to the pottery wheel. All works of art will be kiln-fired and glazed.

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Crafty Feast, Columbia, S.C. Indie Craft Fair, Calls for Artists and Crafters

Apply to be a vendor at the fifth annual Crafty Feast on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Join over 100 jury-selected makers from Florida to Pennsylvania to sell unconventional, experimental, one-of-a-kind and all-handmade goods at the Midlands region’s largest independent craft fair. New this year, Crafty Feast will choose a Best in Show! Guests enjoy music, food, DIY opportunities and craft beer while browsing talented artisans. Vendor application located at www.craftyfeast.com. Deadline to apply is August 25, 2014.

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DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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Summer 2014 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction evening class series at Upstream

Learn to develop peaceful habits and take control of your stress, anxiety, pain and more this summer with Upstream: A Center for Mindfulness Practice and Holistic Mental Health. Upstream teaches scientifically-developed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in an 8-week evening class series using mindfulness practices like meditation and light yoga to help individuals overcome obstacles, regain and maintain mind & body wellness. Orientation: June 16, 6:15-7:15pm; Classes: Mondays, June 23-August 18, 6:15-8:30pm; Retreat: August 16, 12-6pm. $103.30 refundable registration deposit; $412.80 total fee. Open to all ability levels. http://upstreamsc.com.

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Tuesday, August 05

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen

Nickelodeon Theater 1607 Main St.

The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina's only non-profit art house film theater, will host “A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen,” with special events July 26 -27 and weekly Donen screenings through August 26. Donen, a native of Columbia, was born in 1924 and is a film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin’ in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly. As Donen celebrates his 90th birthday, the Nickelodeon has put together a month-long series of films and events to honor Donen, who is arguably the greatest living director from Hollywood’s golden age. “On my first day of work at the Nickelodeon, I was give a copy of Steven Silverman’s Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies,” said Andy Smith, executive director of the Nickelodeon Theatre. “I was shocked to learn that Stanley grew up here in Columbia. It’s made clear that much of Stanley’s film education – comprised of frequent visits to the movie theaters near his father’s shop on Main Street – took place in the very building that now houses the Nickelodeon. Columbia should take a lot of pride in Stanley and his work.” A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck schedule of events: Special events: Sat., July 26: - 6 & 6:30 p.m.: Meet at Hollywood Park (300 S. Gregg St.) and join Historic Columbia Foundation for free walking tours of the historic Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood, where Stanley Donen grew up, including a stop in front of his childhood home. - 7 p.m.: DJ Scott Padgett, bring-your-own picnic and family fun in Hollywood Park, near Stanley Donen’s childhood home. - 8 p.m. Free outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain. Sun., July 27: - 3 p.m.: Free reception and lecture featuring Stephen Silverman, editor at People Magazine and Donen’s biographer, at the Nickelodeon Theatre (1607 Main St.). Sat., August 9: - 10 a.m.: Screening of The Little Prince as part of Family Fun Day at the Nick. Donen screenings (Monday showings at 5:30 p.m, Tuesday showings at 3 p.m.) - July 28 and 29: On the Town - August 4 and 5: Charade - August 11 and 12: Royal Wedding - August 18 and 19: Funny Face - August 25 and 26: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

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701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

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Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

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Summer Art Workshops

701 Center for Contemporary Art

This Summer, 701 Center for Contemporary Art presents its sixth Youth Summer Art Workshops. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in the arts, creating artwork under the guidance of local artists and art instructors. Students are able to work in ceramics, painting and drawing, try their hand at print making and much more! Classes are held at 701 CCA’s Artist-in-Residence studio loft, located on the second floor of the historic 701 Whaley building in Columbia. The building used to be the community center for mill workers and residents of the nearby Olympia mill village. Now Columbia’s budding artists can join the creative community at 701 CCA. Classes offered this summer: June 9-13, 9am-1pm: Printmaking and Drawing – Ages 6-17 Member, $105; Non-member, $120 Explore creativity with several different drawing and printmaking techniques! June 16-20, 9am-1pm: Drawing and Mixed Media –Ages 6-17 Member, $105; Non-member, $120 Your imagination will lead as you discover new textures, forms, and materials. Students will create various drawings and sculptures using mixed media! June 23-27, 9am-1pm: Drawing and Painting – Ages 6– 10 Member, $115; Non-member, $130 Create various works of art through drawing and painting with acrylic, watercolor and ink wash. This workshop will satisfy all skill level in drawing and painting! July 7-11, 9am-1pm: Drawing and Painting – Ages 11 – 17 Member, $115; Non-member, $130 Create various works of art through drawing and painting with acrylic, watercolor and ink wash. This workshop will satisfy all skill level in drawing and painting! July 14-18, 9am-1pm: Drawing, Shading, and Ink Wash – Ages 11 – 17 Member, $110; Non-member, $125 Put a spin on drawing with shading and ink wash techniques! July 21-25, 9am-1pm: Ceramics –Ages 6-10 Member, $120; Non-member, $135 Wed. July 30: Ceramics Glazing Create unique ceramic sculptures using hand-building methods. All works of art will bekiln-fired and glazed. August 4-8, 9am-1pm: Ceramics – Ages 11-17 Member, $120; Non-member, $135 Wed. August 13: Ceramics Glazing Create unique ceramic sculptures using hand-building methods as well as an introduction to the pottery wheel. All works of art will be kiln-fired and glazed.

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Crafty Feast, Columbia, S.C. Indie Craft Fair, Calls for Artists and Crafters

Apply to be a vendor at the fifth annual Crafty Feast on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Join over 100 jury-selected makers from Florida to Pennsylvania to sell unconventional, experimental, one-of-a-kind and all-handmade goods at the Midlands region’s largest independent craft fair. New this year, Crafty Feast will choose a Best in Show! Guests enjoy music, food, DIY opportunities and craft beer while browsing talented artisans. Vendor application located at www.craftyfeast.com. Deadline to apply is August 25, 2014.

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DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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Quickbooks Seminar

Lexington County Library

Deltrease Hart-Anderson, Dhartaccounting.com Free Quickbooks Seminar ,Tuesday August 5,2014 @10am

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Active Seniors Sports Club

Denny Terrace Community Center

Calling all seniors 55+.  Come out and join the Active Senior Sports Club.  This club is for seniors who still love to play.  Everyone will enjoy Pickleball, Trail Walks, Bicycling, Volleyball and more.  The program meets every Tuesday and Thursday, of each week, beginning October 1. This program is $10 per month. Contact Jennifer Jeffcoat 754-6720 ext. 236 or jennifer@rcrc.state.sc.us for more information.

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Wednesday, August 06

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen

Nickelodeon Theater 1607 Main St.

The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina's only non-profit art house film theater, will host “A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen,” with special events July 26 -27 and weekly Donen screenings through August 26. Donen, a native of Columbia, was born in 1924 and is a film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin’ in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly. As Donen celebrates his 90th birthday, the Nickelodeon has put together a month-long series of films and events to honor Donen, who is arguably the greatest living director from Hollywood’s golden age. “On my first day of work at the Nickelodeon, I was give a copy of Steven Silverman’s Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies,” said Andy Smith, executive director of the Nickelodeon Theatre. “I was shocked to learn that Stanley grew up here in Columbia. It’s made clear that much of Stanley’s film education – comprised of frequent visits to the movie theaters near his father’s shop on Main Street – took place in the very building that now houses the Nickelodeon. Columbia should take a lot of pride in Stanley and his work.” A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck schedule of events: Special events: Sat., July 26: - 6 & 6:30 p.m.: Meet at Hollywood Park (300 S. Gregg St.) and join Historic Columbia Foundation for free walking tours of the historic Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood, where Stanley Donen grew up, including a stop in front of his childhood home. - 7 p.m.: DJ Scott Padgett, bring-your-own picnic and family fun in Hollywood Park, near Stanley Donen’s childhood home. - 8 p.m. Free outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain. Sun., July 27: - 3 p.m.: Free reception and lecture featuring Stephen Silverman, editor at People Magazine and Donen’s biographer, at the Nickelodeon Theatre (1607 Main St.). Sat., August 9: - 10 a.m.: Screening of The Little Prince as part of Family Fun Day at the Nick. Donen screenings (Monday showings at 5:30 p.m, Tuesday showings at 3 p.m.) - July 28 and 29: On the Town - August 4 and 5: Charade - August 11 and 12: Royal Wedding - August 18 and 19: Funny Face - August 25 and 26: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

More details >>

701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

More details >>

Summer Art Workshops

701 Center for Contemporary Art

This Summer, 701 Center for Contemporary Art presents its sixth Youth Summer Art Workshops. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in the arts, creating artwork under the guidance of local artists and art instructors. Students are able to work in ceramics, painting and drawing, try their hand at print making and much more! Classes are held at 701 CCA’s Artist-in-Residence studio loft, located on the second floor of the historic 701 Whaley building in Columbia. The building used to be the community center for mill workers and residents of the nearby Olympia mill village. Now Columbia’s budding artists can join the creative community at 701 CCA. Classes offered this summer: June 9-13, 9am-1pm: Printmaking and Drawing – Ages 6-17 Member, $105; Non-member, $120 Explore creativity with several different drawing and printmaking techniques! June 16-20, 9am-1pm: Drawing and Mixed Media –Ages 6-17 Member, $105; Non-member, $120 Your imagination will lead as you discover new textures, forms, and materials. Students will create various drawings and sculptures using mixed media! June 23-27, 9am-1pm: Drawing and Painting – Ages 6– 10 Member, $115; Non-member, $130 Create various works of art through drawing and painting with acrylic, watercolor and ink wash. This workshop will satisfy all skill level in drawing and painting! July 7-11, 9am-1pm: Drawing and Painting – Ages 11 – 17 Member, $115; Non-member, $130 Create various works of art through drawing and painting with acrylic, watercolor and ink wash. This workshop will satisfy all skill level in drawing and painting! July 14-18, 9am-1pm: Drawing, Shading, and Ink Wash – Ages 11 – 17 Member, $110; Non-member, $125 Put a spin on drawing with shading and ink wash techniques! July 21-25, 9am-1pm: Ceramics –Ages 6-10 Member, $120; Non-member, $135 Wed. July 30: Ceramics Glazing Create unique ceramic sculptures using hand-building methods. All works of art will bekiln-fired and glazed. August 4-8, 9am-1pm: Ceramics – Ages 11-17 Member, $120; Non-member, $135 Wed. August 13: Ceramics Glazing Create unique ceramic sculptures using hand-building methods as well as an introduction to the pottery wheel. All works of art will be kiln-fired and glazed.

More details >>

Crafty Feast, Columbia, S.C. Indie Craft Fair, Calls for Artists and Crafters

Apply to be a vendor at the fifth annual Crafty Feast on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Join over 100 jury-selected makers from Florida to Pennsylvania to sell unconventional, experimental, one-of-a-kind and all-handmade goods at the Midlands region’s largest independent craft fair. New this year, Crafty Feast will choose a Best in Show! Guests enjoy music, food, DIY opportunities and craft beer while browsing talented artisans. Vendor application located at www.craftyfeast.com. Deadline to apply is August 25, 2014.

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

Thursday, August 07

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen

Nickelodeon Theater 1607 Main St.

The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina's only non-profit art house film theater, will host “A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen,” with special events July 26 -27 and weekly Donen screenings through August 26. Donen, a native of Columbia, was born in 1924 and is a film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin’ in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly. As Donen celebrates his 90th birthday, the Nickelodeon has put together a month-long series of films and events to honor Donen, who is arguably the greatest living director from Hollywood’s golden age. “On my first day of work at the Nickelodeon, I was give a copy of Steven Silverman’s Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies,” said Andy Smith, executive director of the Nickelodeon Theatre. “I was shocked to learn that Stanley grew up here in Columbia. It’s made clear that much of Stanley’s film education – comprised of frequent visits to the movie theaters near his father’s shop on Main Street – took place in the very building that now houses the Nickelodeon. Columbia should take a lot of pride in Stanley and his work.” A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck schedule of events: Special events: Sat., July 26: - 6 & 6:30 p.m.: Meet at Hollywood Park (300 S. Gregg St.) and join Historic Columbia Foundation for free walking tours of the historic Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood, where Stanley Donen grew up, including a stop in front of his childhood home. - 7 p.m.: DJ Scott Padgett, bring-your-own picnic and family fun in Hollywood Park, near Stanley Donen’s childhood home. - 8 p.m. Free outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain. Sun., July 27: - 3 p.m.: Free reception and lecture featuring Stephen Silverman, editor at People Magazine and Donen’s biographer, at the Nickelodeon Theatre (1607 Main St.). Sat., August 9: - 10 a.m.: Screening of The Little Prince as part of Family Fun Day at the Nick. Donen screenings (Monday showings at 5:30 p.m, Tuesday showings at 3 p.m.) - July 28 and 29: On the Town - August 4 and 5: Charade - August 11 and 12: Royal Wedding - August 18 and 19: Funny Face - August 25 and 26: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

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701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

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The 2nd Annual Principles of Manhood Symposium

The Cecil Tillis Center (2111 Simpkins Ln, Columbia, SC 29204)

Join us August 7, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM as we discuss the principles of manhood with young men of the Greater Columbia area. We’ll have guest speakers, panel discussion, and FREE food! Admission is FREE! Purpose: To teach young men character values of fundamental manhood. What: Leadership is the focus of the symposium. Not only will the young men be shown examples of leadership via special guests, but they will be given practical information to help develop their own leadership skills. When: August 7, 2014 at 5:00 PM at The Cecil Tillis Center (2111 Simpkins Ln, Columbia, SC 29204) How: The symposium will be approximately 2 hours long in the following format: Dining/Meet & Greet Introduction General Address (Guest speakers from the community that can expound on leadership from their field of expertise) Group Activity (activity to involve the young men in using leadership to learn how it is used and gain the sense self worth it brings to oneself) Panel Discussion (Questions from registration questionnaire addressed, general questions from audience addressed) Closing

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Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

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Summer Art Workshops

701 Center for Contemporary Art

This Summer, 701 Center for Contemporary Art presents its sixth Youth Summer Art Workshops. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in the arts, creating artwork under the guidance of local artists and art instructors. Students are able to work in ceramics, painting and drawing, try their hand at print making and much more! Classes are held at 701 CCA’s Artist-in-Residence studio loft, located on the second floor of the historic 701 Whaley building in Columbia. The building used to be the community center for mill workers and residents of the nearby Olympia mill village. Now Columbia’s budding artists can join the creative community at 701 CCA. Classes offered this summer: June 9-13, 9am-1pm: Printmaking and Drawing – Ages 6-17 Member, $105; Non-member, $120 Explore creativity with several different drawing and printmaking techniques! June 16-20, 9am-1pm: Drawing and Mixed Media –Ages 6-17 Member, $105; Non-member, $120 Your imagination will lead as you discover new textures, forms, and materials. Students will create various drawings and sculptures using mixed media! June 23-27, 9am-1pm: Drawing and Painting – Ages 6– 10 Member, $115; Non-member, $130 Create various works of art through drawing and painting with acrylic, watercolor and ink wash. This workshop will satisfy all skill level in drawing and painting! July 7-11, 9am-1pm: Drawing and Painting – Ages 11 – 17 Member, $115; Non-member, $130 Create various works of art through drawing and painting with acrylic, watercolor and ink wash. This workshop will satisfy all skill level in drawing and painting! July 14-18, 9am-1pm: Drawing, Shading, and Ink Wash – Ages 11 – 17 Member, $110; Non-member, $125 Put a spin on drawing with shading and ink wash techniques! July 21-25, 9am-1pm: Ceramics –Ages 6-10 Member, $120; Non-member, $135 Wed. July 30: Ceramics Glazing Create unique ceramic sculptures using hand-building methods. All works of art will bekiln-fired and glazed. August 4-8, 9am-1pm: Ceramics – Ages 11-17 Member, $120; Non-member, $135 Wed. August 13: Ceramics Glazing Create unique ceramic sculptures using hand-building methods as well as an introduction to the pottery wheel. All works of art will be kiln-fired and glazed.

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Crafty Feast, Columbia, S.C. Indie Craft Fair, Calls for Artists and Crafters

Apply to be a vendor at the fifth annual Crafty Feast on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Join over 100 jury-selected makers from Florida to Pennsylvania to sell unconventional, experimental, one-of-a-kind and all-handmade goods at the Midlands region’s largest independent craft fair. New this year, Crafty Feast will choose a Best in Show! Guests enjoy music, food, DIY opportunities and craft beer while browsing talented artisans. Vendor application located at www.craftyfeast.com. Deadline to apply is August 25, 2014.

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DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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Active Seniors Sports Club

Denny Terrace Community Center

Calling all seniors 55+.  Come out and join the Active Senior Sports Club.  This club is for seniors who still love to play.  Everyone will enjoy Pickleball, Trail Walks, Bicycling, Volleyball and more.  The program meets every Tuesday and Thursday, of each week, beginning October 1. This program is $10 per month. Contact Jennifer Jeffcoat 754-6720 ext. 236 or jennifer@rcrc.state.sc.us for more information.

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Friday, August 08

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen

Nickelodeon Theater 1607 Main St.

The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina's only non-profit art house film theater, will host “A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen,” with special events July 26 -27 and weekly Donen screenings through August 26. Donen, a native of Columbia, was born in 1924 and is a film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin’ in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly. As Donen celebrates his 90th birthday, the Nickelodeon has put together a month-long series of films and events to honor Donen, who is arguably the greatest living director from Hollywood’s golden age. “On my first day of work at the Nickelodeon, I was give a copy of Steven Silverman’s Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies,” said Andy Smith, executive director of the Nickelodeon Theatre. “I was shocked to learn that Stanley grew up here in Columbia. It’s made clear that much of Stanley’s film education – comprised of frequent visits to the movie theaters near his father’s shop on Main Street – took place in the very building that now houses the Nickelodeon. Columbia should take a lot of pride in Stanley and his work.” A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck schedule of events: Special events: Sat., July 26: - 6 & 6:30 p.m.: Meet at Hollywood Park (300 S. Gregg St.) and join Historic Columbia Foundation for free walking tours of the historic Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood, where Stanley Donen grew up, including a stop in front of his childhood home. - 7 p.m.: DJ Scott Padgett, bring-your-own picnic and family fun in Hollywood Park, near Stanley Donen’s childhood home. - 8 p.m. Free outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain. Sun., July 27: - 3 p.m.: Free reception and lecture featuring Stephen Silverman, editor at People Magazine and Donen’s biographer, at the Nickelodeon Theatre (1607 Main St.). Sat., August 9: - 10 a.m.: Screening of The Little Prince as part of Family Fun Day at the Nick. Donen screenings (Monday showings at 5:30 p.m, Tuesday showings at 3 p.m.) - July 28 and 29: On the Town - August 4 and 5: Charade - August 11 and 12: Royal Wedding - August 18 and 19: Funny Face - August 25 and 26: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

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701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

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Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Countdown to Kindergarten Aug 8 5:30-8pm

EdVenture Children's Museum

EdVenture Children’s Museum and The United Way of the Midlands invite all rising kindergartners and their families to the eleventh annual Countdown to Kindergarten Celebration from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 8. The evening will feature FREE admission to the museum, costumed characters, games, face painting, karaoke, information booths and resources for parents on keeping kids safe and healthy. Rising kindergarteners can visit a mock classroom, practice boarding a school bus and carrying a lunch tray.

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Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

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Summer Art Workshops

701 Center for Contemporary Art

This Summer, 701 Center for Contemporary Art presents its sixth Youth Summer Art Workshops. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in the arts, creating artwork under the guidance of local artists and art instructors. Students are able to work in ceramics, painting and drawing, try their hand at print making and much more! Classes are held at 701 CCA’s Artist-in-Residence studio loft, located on the second floor of the historic 701 Whaley building in Columbia. The building used to be the community center for mill workers and residents of the nearby Olympia mill village. Now Columbia’s budding artists can join the creative community at 701 CCA. Classes offered this summer: June 9-13, 9am-1pm: Printmaking and Drawing – Ages 6-17 Member, $105; Non-member, $120 Explore creativity with several different drawing and printmaking techniques! June 16-20, 9am-1pm: Drawing and Mixed Media –Ages 6-17 Member, $105; Non-member, $120 Your imagination will lead as you discover new textures, forms, and materials. Students will create various drawings and sculptures using mixed media! June 23-27, 9am-1pm: Drawing and Painting – Ages 6– 10 Member, $115; Non-member, $130 Create various works of art through drawing and painting with acrylic, watercolor and ink wash. This workshop will satisfy all skill level in drawing and painting! July 7-11, 9am-1pm: Drawing and Painting – Ages 11 – 17 Member, $115; Non-member, $130 Create various works of art through drawing and painting with acrylic, watercolor and ink wash. This workshop will satisfy all skill level in drawing and painting! July 14-18, 9am-1pm: Drawing, Shading, and Ink Wash – Ages 11 – 17 Member, $110; Non-member, $125 Put a spin on drawing with shading and ink wash techniques! July 21-25, 9am-1pm: Ceramics –Ages 6-10 Member, $120; Non-member, $135 Wed. July 30: Ceramics Glazing Create unique ceramic sculptures using hand-building methods. All works of art will bekiln-fired and glazed. August 4-8, 9am-1pm: Ceramics – Ages 11-17 Member, $120; Non-member, $135 Wed. August 13: Ceramics Glazing Create unique ceramic sculptures using hand-building methods as well as an introduction to the pottery wheel. All works of art will be kiln-fired and glazed.

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Countdown To Kindergarten

EdVenture Children's Museum

Countdown to Kindergarten Aug 8 5:30-8pm EdVenture Children’s Museum invites all rising kindergartners and their families to the eleventh annual Countdown to Kindergarten Celebration from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 8. The evening will feature FREE admission to the museum, costumed characters, games, face painting, karaoke, information booths and resources for parents on keeping kids safe and healthy. Rising kindergartners can visit a mock classroom, practice boarding a school bus and carrying a lunch tray. Proudly presented by Boeing. Additional support provided by McDonald’s, Select Health, and Lexington County First Steps.

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Crafty Feast, Columbia, S.C. Indie Craft Fair, Calls for Artists and Crafters

Apply to be a vendor at the fifth annual Crafty Feast on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Join over 100 jury-selected makers from Florida to Pennsylvania to sell unconventional, experimental, one-of-a-kind and all-handmade goods at the Midlands region’s largest independent craft fair. New this year, Crafty Feast will choose a Best in Show! Guests enjoy music, food, DIY opportunities and craft beer while browsing talented artisans. Vendor application located at www.craftyfeast.com. Deadline to apply is August 25, 2014.

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DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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Richland Northeast Band Car Wash

McDonalds 2230 Decker Blvd

Richland Northeast High School Silver Cadets will be at McDonald’s (2230 Decker Blvd.) On August 8, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Cost for All vehicles only $5.00!

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Saturday, August 09

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen

Nickelodeon Theater 1607 Main St.

The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina's only non-profit art house film theater, will host “A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen,” with special events July 26 -27 and weekly Donen screenings through August 26. Donen, a native of Columbia, was born in 1924 and is a film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin’ in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly. As Donen celebrates his 90th birthday, the Nickelodeon has put together a month-long series of films and events to honor Donen, who is arguably the greatest living director from Hollywood’s golden age. “On my first day of work at the Nickelodeon, I was give a copy of Steven Silverman’s Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies,” said Andy Smith, executive director of the Nickelodeon Theatre. “I was shocked to learn that Stanley grew up here in Columbia. It’s made clear that much of Stanley’s film education – comprised of frequent visits to the movie theaters near his father’s shop on Main Street – took place in the very building that now houses the Nickelodeon. Columbia should take a lot of pride in Stanley and his work.” A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck schedule of events: Special events: Sat., July 26: - 6 & 6:30 p.m.: Meet at Hollywood Park (300 S. Gregg St.) and join Historic Columbia Foundation for free walking tours of the historic Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood, where Stanley Donen grew up, including a stop in front of his childhood home. - 7 p.m.: DJ Scott Padgett, bring-your-own picnic and family fun in Hollywood Park, near Stanley Donen’s childhood home. - 8 p.m. Free outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain. Sun., July 27: - 3 p.m.: Free reception and lecture featuring Stephen Silverman, editor at People Magazine and Donen’s biographer, at the Nickelodeon Theatre (1607 Main St.). Sat., August 9: - 10 a.m.: Screening of The Little Prince as part of Family Fun Day at the Nick. Donen screenings (Monday showings at 5:30 p.m, Tuesday showings at 3 p.m.) - July 28 and 29: On the Town - August 4 and 5: Charade - August 11 and 12: Royal Wedding - August 18 and 19: Funny Face - August 25 and 26: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

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701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

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Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

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Crafty Feast, Columbia, S.C. Indie Craft Fair, Calls for Artists and Crafters

Apply to be a vendor at the fifth annual Crafty Feast on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Join over 100 jury-selected makers from Florida to Pennsylvania to sell unconventional, experimental, one-of-a-kind and all-handmade goods at the Midlands region’s largest independent craft fair. New this year, Crafty Feast will choose a Best in Show! Guests enjoy music, food, DIY opportunities and craft beer while browsing talented artisans. Vendor application located at www.craftyfeast.com. Deadline to apply is August 25, 2014.

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DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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Memories Of Elvis

The Clarion Downtown 1615 Gervais St. Columbia sc

This is a fundraiser to help raise money for the kids at , St Jude Children’s Hospital and Research Center, We have two ETA that are giving 100% of there time to help with this fundraiser . Jake Rowley , is a young and up come performer in the ETA world. He will be performing the early years of Elvis fifties and sixties . Andy Wood is an ETA all the way from the UK. As a huge Elvis fan first and foremost, He finds that one of the many qualities that endears him to Elvis was his great generosity and charitable nature. Of the many, many charities Elvis supported, one of his favorites was St Jude Children’s Hospital and Research Center – the amazing brainchild of the late great Danny Thomas. St Jude is located in the heart of Elvis’ beloved hometown, Memphis and to this day, continues to work its magic. Elvis may not be here to continue his amazing charity work but his legacy and impact on his huge fan base is stronger than ever. In some small way, if we – his fans – can help to carry on giving to this wonderful charity all these years after he sadly left us – then we can safely say we have done our job. Elvis Loved St Jude – So Do I! Along with the Show we will be having a auction and raffle. Please come out and support the wonderful cause. For tickets call Dell Belger at 803-719-6647

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Memories of ELVIS !!!!

The Clarion down trown 1615 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201

On August 9, 2014, We will be hosting a fundraiser for St Jude Children's Research Hospital. Our Guest Entertainment will be International Elvis Tribute Artist, Andy Wood. We will be at The Downtown Clarion on 1615 Gervais Street. It is General Admission. Admission is $20 and can be purchased here by donating $20 for every ticket needed or at the door. USE THE ORANGE DONATE NOW BUTTON! Please make a donation at the door for children under 12 in attendance. Doors open at 6 PM. Show starts at 7 PM. Food and Drinks available. 100% percent of the proceeds goes to St. Judes. All donations are 100% tax deductible. For more Info or Tickets, call Dell at: 803-719-6647

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Sunday, August 10

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen

Nickelodeon Theater 1607 Main St.

The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina's only non-profit art house film theater, will host “A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen,” with special events July 26 -27 and weekly Donen screenings through August 26. Donen, a native of Columbia, was born in 1924 and is a film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin’ in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly. As Donen celebrates his 90th birthday, the Nickelodeon has put together a month-long series of films and events to honor Donen, who is arguably the greatest living director from Hollywood’s golden age. “On my first day of work at the Nickelodeon, I was give a copy of Steven Silverman’s Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies,” said Andy Smith, executive director of the Nickelodeon Theatre. “I was shocked to learn that Stanley grew up here in Columbia. It’s made clear that much of Stanley’s film education – comprised of frequent visits to the movie theaters near his father’s shop on Main Street – took place in the very building that now houses the Nickelodeon. Columbia should take a lot of pride in Stanley and his work.” A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck schedule of events: Special events: Sat., July 26: - 6 & 6:30 p.m.: Meet at Hollywood Park (300 S. Gregg St.) and join Historic Columbia Foundation for free walking tours of the historic Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood, where Stanley Donen grew up, including a stop in front of his childhood home. - 7 p.m.: DJ Scott Padgett, bring-your-own picnic and family fun in Hollywood Park, near Stanley Donen’s childhood home. - 8 p.m. Free outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain. Sun., July 27: - 3 p.m.: Free reception and lecture featuring Stephen Silverman, editor at People Magazine and Donen’s biographer, at the Nickelodeon Theatre (1607 Main St.). Sat., August 9: - 10 a.m.: Screening of The Little Prince as part of Family Fun Day at the Nick. Donen screenings (Monday showings at 5:30 p.m, Tuesday showings at 3 p.m.) - July 28 and 29: On the Town - August 4 and 5: Charade - August 11 and 12: Royal Wedding - August 18 and 19: Funny Face - August 25 and 26: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

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701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

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Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

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Crafty Feast, Columbia, S.C. Indie Craft Fair, Calls for Artists and Crafters

Apply to be a vendor at the fifth annual Crafty Feast on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Join over 100 jury-selected makers from Florida to Pennsylvania to sell unconventional, experimental, one-of-a-kind and all-handmade goods at the Midlands region’s largest independent craft fair. New this year, Crafty Feast will choose a Best in Show! Guests enjoy music, food, DIY opportunities and craft beer while browsing talented artisans. Vendor application located at www.craftyfeast.com. Deadline to apply is August 25, 2014.

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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Monday, August 11

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen

Nickelodeon Theater 1607 Main St.

The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina's only non-profit art house film theater, will host “A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen,” with special events July 26 -27 and weekly Donen screenings through August 26. Donen, a native of Columbia, was born in 1924 and is a film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin’ in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly. As Donen celebrates his 90th birthday, the Nickelodeon has put together a month-long series of films and events to honor Donen, who is arguably the greatest living director from Hollywood’s golden age. “On my first day of work at the Nickelodeon, I was give a copy of Steven Silverman’s Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies,” said Andy Smith, executive director of the Nickelodeon Theatre. “I was shocked to learn that Stanley grew up here in Columbia. It’s made clear that much of Stanley’s film education – comprised of frequent visits to the movie theaters near his father’s shop on Main Street – took place in the very building that now houses the Nickelodeon. Columbia should take a lot of pride in Stanley and his work.” A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck schedule of events: Special events: Sat., July 26: - 6 & 6:30 p.m.: Meet at Hollywood Park (300 S. Gregg St.) and join Historic Columbia Foundation for free walking tours of the historic Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood, where Stanley Donen grew up, including a stop in front of his childhood home. - 7 p.m.: DJ Scott Padgett, bring-your-own picnic and family fun in Hollywood Park, near Stanley Donen’s childhood home. - 8 p.m. Free outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain. Sun., July 27: - 3 p.m.: Free reception and lecture featuring Stephen Silverman, editor at People Magazine and Donen’s biographer, at the Nickelodeon Theatre (1607 Main St.). Sat., August 9: - 10 a.m.: Screening of The Little Prince as part of Family Fun Day at the Nick. Donen screenings (Monday showings at 5:30 p.m, Tuesday showings at 3 p.m.) - July 28 and 29: On the Town - August 4 and 5: Charade - August 11 and 12: Royal Wedding - August 18 and 19: Funny Face - August 25 and 26: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

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701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

More details >>

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

More details >>

Crafty Feast, Columbia, S.C. Indie Craft Fair, Calls for Artists and Crafters

Apply to be a vendor at the fifth annual Crafty Feast on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Join over 100 jury-selected makers from Florida to Pennsylvania to sell unconventional, experimental, one-of-a-kind and all-handmade goods at the Midlands region’s largest independent craft fair. New this year, Crafty Feast will choose a Best in Show! Guests enjoy music, food, DIY opportunities and craft beer while browsing talented artisans. Vendor application located at www.craftyfeast.com. Deadline to apply is August 25, 2014.

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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Summer 2014 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction evening class series at Upstream

Learn to develop peaceful habits and take control of your stress, anxiety, pain and more this summer with Upstream: A Center for Mindfulness Practice and Holistic Mental Health. Upstream teaches scientifically-developed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in an 8-week evening class series using mindfulness practices like meditation and light yoga to help individuals overcome obstacles, regain and maintain mind & body wellness. Orientation: June 16, 6:15-7:15pm; Classes: Mondays, June 23-August 18, 6:15-8:30pm; Retreat: August 16, 12-6pm. $103.30 refundable registration deposit; $412.80 total fee. Open to all ability levels. http://upstreamsc.com.

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Greater Columbia Chapter South Carolina State University Alumni Association, Inc

Cecil Tillis Building 2111 Simpkins Lane, Columbia, SC 29204

Monthly scheduled Alumni meeting. Participation is greatly encouraged. Meeting occurs on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 PM.

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Tuesday, August 12

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen

Nickelodeon Theater 1607 Main St.

The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina's only non-profit art house film theater, will host “A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen,” with special events July 26 -27 and weekly Donen screenings through August 26. Donen, a native of Columbia, was born in 1924 and is a film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin’ in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly. As Donen celebrates his 90th birthday, the Nickelodeon has put together a month-long series of films and events to honor Donen, who is arguably the greatest living director from Hollywood’s golden age. “On my first day of work at the Nickelodeon, I was give a copy of Steven Silverman’s Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies,” said Andy Smith, executive director of the Nickelodeon Theatre. “I was shocked to learn that Stanley grew up here in Columbia. It’s made clear that much of Stanley’s film education – comprised of frequent visits to the movie theaters near his father’s shop on Main Street – took place in the very building that now houses the Nickelodeon. Columbia should take a lot of pride in Stanley and his work.” A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck schedule of events: Special events: Sat., July 26: - 6 & 6:30 p.m.: Meet at Hollywood Park (300 S. Gregg St.) and join Historic Columbia Foundation for free walking tours of the historic Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood, where Stanley Donen grew up, including a stop in front of his childhood home. - 7 p.m.: DJ Scott Padgett, bring-your-own picnic and family fun in Hollywood Park, near Stanley Donen’s childhood home. - 8 p.m. Free outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain. Sun., July 27: - 3 p.m.: Free reception and lecture featuring Stephen Silverman, editor at People Magazine and Donen’s biographer, at the Nickelodeon Theatre (1607 Main St.). Sat., August 9: - 10 a.m.: Screening of The Little Prince as part of Family Fun Day at the Nick. Donen screenings (Monday showings at 5:30 p.m, Tuesday showings at 3 p.m.) - July 28 and 29: On the Town - August 4 and 5: Charade - August 11 and 12: Royal Wedding - August 18 and 19: Funny Face - August 25 and 26: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

More details >>

701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

More details >>

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

More details >>

Crafty Feast, Columbia, S.C. Indie Craft Fair, Calls for Artists and Crafters

Apply to be a vendor at the fifth annual Crafty Feast on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Join over 100 jury-selected makers from Florida to Pennsylvania to sell unconventional, experimental, one-of-a-kind and all-handmade goods at the Midlands region’s largest independent craft fair. New this year, Crafty Feast will choose a Best in Show! Guests enjoy music, food, DIY opportunities and craft beer while browsing talented artisans. Vendor application located at www.craftyfeast.com. Deadline to apply is August 25, 2014.

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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Active Seniors Sports Club

Denny Terrace Community Center

Calling all seniors 55+.  Come out and join the Active Senior Sports Club.  This club is for seniors who still love to play.  Everyone will enjoy Pickleball, Trail Walks, Bicycling, Volleyball and more.  The program meets every Tuesday and Thursday, of each week, beginning October 1. This program is $10 per month. Contact Jennifer Jeffcoat 754-6720 ext. 236 or jennifer@rcrc.state.sc.us for more information.

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Wednesday, August 13

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen

Nickelodeon Theater 1607 Main St.

The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina's only non-profit art house film theater, will host “A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen,” with special events July 26 -27 and weekly Donen screenings through August 26. Donen, a native of Columbia, was born in 1924 and is a film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin’ in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly. As Donen celebrates his 90th birthday, the Nickelodeon has put together a month-long series of films and events to honor Donen, who is arguably the greatest living director from Hollywood’s golden age. “On my first day of work at the Nickelodeon, I was give a copy of Steven Silverman’s Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies,” said Andy Smith, executive director of the Nickelodeon Theatre. “I was shocked to learn that Stanley grew up here in Columbia. It’s made clear that much of Stanley’s film education – comprised of frequent visits to the movie theaters near his father’s shop on Main Street – took place in the very building that now houses the Nickelodeon. Columbia should take a lot of pride in Stanley and his work.” A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck schedule of events: Special events: Sat., July 26: - 6 & 6:30 p.m.: Meet at Hollywood Park (300 S. Gregg St.) and join Historic Columbia Foundation for free walking tours of the historic Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood, where Stanley Donen grew up, including a stop in front of his childhood home. - 7 p.m.: DJ Scott Padgett, bring-your-own picnic and family fun in Hollywood Park, near Stanley Donen’s childhood home. - 8 p.m. Free outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain. Sun., July 27: - 3 p.m.: Free reception and lecture featuring Stephen Silverman, editor at People Magazine and Donen’s biographer, at the Nickelodeon Theatre (1607 Main St.). Sat., August 9: - 10 a.m.: Screening of The Little Prince as part of Family Fun Day at the Nick. Donen screenings (Monday showings at 5:30 p.m, Tuesday showings at 3 p.m.) - July 28 and 29: On the Town - August 4 and 5: Charade - August 11 and 12: Royal Wedding - August 18 and 19: Funny Face - August 25 and 26: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

More details >>

701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

More details >>

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

More details >>

Crafty Feast, Columbia, S.C. Indie Craft Fair, Calls for Artists and Crafters

Apply to be a vendor at the fifth annual Crafty Feast on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Join over 100 jury-selected makers from Florida to Pennsylvania to sell unconventional, experimental, one-of-a-kind and all-handmade goods at the Midlands region’s largest independent craft fair. New this year, Crafty Feast will choose a Best in Show! Guests enjoy music, food, DIY opportunities and craft beer while browsing talented artisans. Vendor application located at www.craftyfeast.com. Deadline to apply is August 25, 2014.

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

Thursday, August 14

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen

Nickelodeon Theater 1607 Main St.

The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina's only non-profit art house film theater, will host “A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen,” with special events July 26 -27 and weekly Donen screenings through August 26. Donen, a native of Columbia, was born in 1924 and is a film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin’ in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly. As Donen celebrates his 90th birthday, the Nickelodeon has put together a month-long series of films and events to honor Donen, who is arguably the greatest living director from Hollywood’s golden age. “On my first day of work at the Nickelodeon, I was give a copy of Steven Silverman’s Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies,” said Andy Smith, executive director of the Nickelodeon Theatre. “I was shocked to learn that Stanley grew up here in Columbia. It’s made clear that much of Stanley’s film education – comprised of frequent visits to the movie theaters near his father’s shop on Main Street – took place in the very building that now houses the Nickelodeon. Columbia should take a lot of pride in Stanley and his work.” A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck schedule of events: Special events: Sat., July 26: - 6 & 6:30 p.m.: Meet at Hollywood Park (300 S. Gregg St.) and join Historic Columbia Foundation for free walking tours of the historic Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood, where Stanley Donen grew up, including a stop in front of his childhood home. - 7 p.m.: DJ Scott Padgett, bring-your-own picnic and family fun in Hollywood Park, near Stanley Donen’s childhood home. - 8 p.m. Free outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain. Sun., July 27: - 3 p.m.: Free reception and lecture featuring Stephen Silverman, editor at People Magazine and Donen’s biographer, at the Nickelodeon Theatre (1607 Main St.). Sat., August 9: - 10 a.m.: Screening of The Little Prince as part of Family Fun Day at the Nick. Donen screenings (Monday showings at 5:30 p.m, Tuesday showings at 3 p.m.) - July 28 and 29: On the Town - August 4 and 5: Charade - August 11 and 12: Royal Wedding - August 18 and 19: Funny Face - August 25 and 26: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

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701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

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Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

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Crafty Feast, Columbia, S.C. Indie Craft Fair, Calls for Artists and Crafters

Apply to be a vendor at the fifth annual Crafty Feast on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Join over 100 jury-selected makers from Florida to Pennsylvania to sell unconventional, experimental, one-of-a-kind and all-handmade goods at the Midlands region’s largest independent craft fair. New this year, Crafty Feast will choose a Best in Show! Guests enjoy music, food, DIY opportunities and craft beer while browsing talented artisans. Vendor application located at www.craftyfeast.com. Deadline to apply is August 25, 2014.

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DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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Active Seniors Sports Club

Denny Terrace Community Center

Calling all seniors 55+.  Come out and join the Active Senior Sports Club.  This club is for seniors who still love to play.  Everyone will enjoy Pickleball, Trail Walks, Bicycling, Volleyball and more.  The program meets every Tuesday and Thursday, of each week, beginning October 1. This program is $10 per month. Contact Jennifer Jeffcoat 754-6720 ext. 236 or jennifer@rcrc.state.sc.us for more information.

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Friday, August 15

22nd Annual Educational Symposium

Columbia Conference Center, 169 Laurelhurst Avenue, Columbia,SC

The Alzheimer's Association-South Carolina Chapter, will host its 22nd Annual Educational Symposium. Join us for this year's Symposium to learn the very latest on Alzheimer's disease, research and care. $65 Professionals need CEUs, $25 all other registrants,no charge for students. To register contact the Alzheimer's Association Midlands Area Office, 803-791-3430.

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Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen

Nickelodeon Theater 1607 Main St.

The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina's only non-profit art house film theater, will host “A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen,” with special events July 26 -27 and weekly Donen screenings through August 26. Donen, a native of Columbia, was born in 1924 and is a film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin’ in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly. As Donen celebrates his 90th birthday, the Nickelodeon has put together a month-long series of films and events to honor Donen, who is arguably the greatest living director from Hollywood’s golden age. “On my first day of work at the Nickelodeon, I was give a copy of Steven Silverman’s Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies,” said Andy Smith, executive director of the Nickelodeon Theatre. “I was shocked to learn that Stanley grew up here in Columbia. It’s made clear that much of Stanley’s film education – comprised of frequent visits to the movie theaters near his father’s shop on Main Street – took place in the very building that now houses the Nickelodeon. Columbia should take a lot of pride in Stanley and his work.” A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck schedule of events: Special events: Sat., July 26: - 6 & 6:30 p.m.: Meet at Hollywood Park (300 S. Gregg St.) and join Historic Columbia Foundation for free walking tours of the historic Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood, where Stanley Donen grew up, including a stop in front of his childhood home. - 7 p.m.: DJ Scott Padgett, bring-your-own picnic and family fun in Hollywood Park, near Stanley Donen’s childhood home. - 8 p.m. Free outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain. Sun., July 27: - 3 p.m.: Free reception and lecture featuring Stephen Silverman, editor at People Magazine and Donen’s biographer, at the Nickelodeon Theatre (1607 Main St.). Sat., August 9: - 10 a.m.: Screening of The Little Prince as part of Family Fun Day at the Nick. Donen screenings (Monday showings at 5:30 p.m, Tuesday showings at 3 p.m.) - July 28 and 29: On the Town - August 4 and 5: Charade - August 11 and 12: Royal Wedding - August 18 and 19: Funny Face - August 25 and 26: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

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701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

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Crafty Feast, Columbia, S.C. Indie Craft Fair, Calls for Artists and Crafters

Apply to be a vendor at the fifth annual Crafty Feast on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Join over 100 jury-selected makers from Florida to Pennsylvania to sell unconventional, experimental, one-of-a-kind and all-handmade goods at the Midlands region’s largest independent craft fair. New this year, Crafty Feast will choose a Best in Show! Guests enjoy music, food, DIY opportunities and craft beer while browsing talented artisans. Vendor application located at www.craftyfeast.com. Deadline to apply is August 25, 2014.

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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Saturday, August 16

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen

Nickelodeon Theater 1607 Main St.

The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina's only non-profit art house film theater, will host “A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen,” with special events July 26 -27 and weekly Donen screenings through August 26. Donen, a native of Columbia, was born in 1924 and is a film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin’ in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly. As Donen celebrates his 90th birthday, the Nickelodeon has put together a month-long series of films and events to honor Donen, who is arguably the greatest living director from Hollywood’s golden age. “On my first day of work at the Nickelodeon, I was give a copy of Steven Silverman’s Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies,” said Andy Smith, executive director of the Nickelodeon Theatre. “I was shocked to learn that Stanley grew up here in Columbia. It’s made clear that much of Stanley’s film education – comprised of frequent visits to the movie theaters near his father’s shop on Main Street – took place in the very building that now houses the Nickelodeon. Columbia should take a lot of pride in Stanley and his work.” A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck schedule of events: Special events: Sat., July 26: - 6 & 6:30 p.m.: Meet at Hollywood Park (300 S. Gregg St.) and join Historic Columbia Foundation for free walking tours of the historic Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood, where Stanley Donen grew up, including a stop in front of his childhood home. - 7 p.m.: DJ Scott Padgett, bring-your-own picnic and family fun in Hollywood Park, near Stanley Donen’s childhood home. - 8 p.m. Free outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain. Sun., July 27: - 3 p.m.: Free reception and lecture featuring Stephen Silverman, editor at People Magazine and Donen’s biographer, at the Nickelodeon Theatre (1607 Main St.). Sat., August 9: - 10 a.m.: Screening of The Little Prince as part of Family Fun Day at the Nick. Donen screenings (Monday showings at 5:30 p.m, Tuesday showings at 3 p.m.) - July 28 and 29: On the Town - August 4 and 5: Charade - August 11 and 12: Royal Wedding - August 18 and 19: Funny Face - August 25 and 26: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

More details >>

701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

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Family Fun Day

304 Blackmon St S, Bethune, SC 29009

Family Fun Day is an event for the whole family sponsored by the Bethune Baptist Church. There will be inflatables and games for the children. Adult BINGO with prizes. There will also be food and music. This event is completely free!

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Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

More details >>

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

More details >>

Crafty Feast, Columbia, S.C. Indie Craft Fair, Calls for Artists and Crafters

Apply to be a vendor at the fifth annual Crafty Feast on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Join over 100 jury-selected makers from Florida to Pennsylvania to sell unconventional, experimental, one-of-a-kind and all-handmade goods at the Midlands region’s largest independent craft fair. New this year, Crafty Feast will choose a Best in Show! Guests enjoy music, food, DIY opportunities and craft beer while browsing talented artisans. Vendor application located at www.craftyfeast.com. Deadline to apply is August 25, 2014.

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1st Annual Cupcakes and Cocktails Evening Social

Ed Venture Museum 211 Gervais St

1st Annual Cupcakes & Cocktails Evening Social featuring "Cupcake Battle 2014". Come out to enjoy an evening of networking, fun, food, cupcakes and cocktails.

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August Meeting & Shoot - Kershaw County Chapter - The Well Armed Woman

American Legion Larry Jeffers Post 195 - 534 Wildwood Lane, Lugoff

The Well Armed Woman - Kershaw County Chapter shooting group is a local group of women that meet monthly to practice, learn and grow as shooters. We seek to create opportunities for women to be introduced to issues important to women shooters, learn safe gun handling skills and train together while expanding the world of firearms to women in a safe, non-threatening way with the purpose of Educating, Equipping and Empowering woman shooters. Who should join? * Women 21 years or older of all experience levels * Women who are just getting started with buying, shooting, and caring for firearms, and want to learn in a comfortable environment * Women who have some level of experience and want to advance their skills * Women who want to share their knowledge and expertise to help other women * Women who want to have some fun and enjoy learning and shooting in the company of other women The meeting fee will be $15. This fee covers venue rental, your range time, and light refreshments. Meeting will be held at the American Legion Larry Jeffers Post 195 at 534 Wildwood Lane, Lugoff.

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DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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Sunday, August 17

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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SC United FC YMCA Youth Recreational Soccer Registration Until August 17, 2014

1420 Sumter Street

More Soccer. More Fun. More Value. The South Carolina United FC YMCA Recreational Youth Soccer League serves nearly 5,000 Midlands youth who compete at six different venues throughout greater Columbia. Soccer encourages team play and individual skill development while having fun. Available for ages 4-18. The spring season begins September 8. Visit columbiaymca.org or southcarolinaunitedfc.com for more information, cost for YMCA members/non-members, and to register.

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A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen

Nickelodeon Theater 1607 Main St.

The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina's only non-profit art house film theater, will host “A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen,” with special events July 26 -27 and weekly Donen screenings through August 26. Donen, a native of Columbia, was born in 1924 and is a film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin’ in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly. As Donen celebrates his 90th birthday, the Nickelodeon has put together a month-long series of films and events to honor Donen, who is arguably the greatest living director from Hollywood’s golden age. “On my first day of work at the Nickelodeon, I was give a copy of Steven Silverman’s Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies,” said Andy Smith, executive director of the Nickelodeon Theatre. “I was shocked to learn that Stanley grew up here in Columbia. It’s made clear that much of Stanley’s film education – comprised of frequent visits to the movie theaters near his father’s shop on Main Street – took place in the very building that now houses the Nickelodeon. Columbia should take a lot of pride in Stanley and his work.” A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck schedule of events: Special events: Sat., July 26: - 6 & 6:30 p.m.: Meet at Hollywood Park (300 S. Gregg St.) and join Historic Columbia Foundation for free walking tours of the historic Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood, where Stanley Donen grew up, including a stop in front of his childhood home. - 7 p.m.: DJ Scott Padgett, bring-your-own picnic and family fun in Hollywood Park, near Stanley Donen’s childhood home. - 8 p.m. Free outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain. Sun., July 27: - 3 p.m.: Free reception and lecture featuring Stephen Silverman, editor at People Magazine and Donen’s biographer, at the Nickelodeon Theatre (1607 Main St.). Sat., August 9: - 10 a.m.: Screening of The Little Prince as part of Family Fun Day at the Nick. Donen screenings (Monday showings at 5:30 p.m, Tuesday showings at 3 p.m.) - July 28 and 29: On the Town - August 4 and 5: Charade - August 11 and 12: Royal Wedding - August 18 and 19: Funny Face - August 25 and 26: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

More details >>

701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

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Crafty Feast, Columbia, S.C. Indie Craft Fair, Calls for Artists and Crafters

Apply to be a vendor at the fifth annual Crafty Feast on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Join over 100 jury-selected makers from Florida to Pennsylvania to sell unconventional, experimental, one-of-a-kind and all-handmade goods at the Midlands region’s largest independent craft fair. New this year, Crafty Feast will choose a Best in Show! Guests enjoy music, food, DIY opportunities and craft beer while browsing talented artisans. Vendor application located at www.craftyfeast.com. Deadline to apply is August 25, 2014.

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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Monday, August 18

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen

Nickelodeon Theater 1607 Main St.

The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina's only non-profit art house film theater, will host “A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen,” with special events July 26 -27 and weekly Donen screenings through August 26. Donen, a native of Columbia, was born in 1924 and is a film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin’ in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly. As Donen celebrates his 90th birthday, the Nickelodeon has put together a month-long series of films and events to honor Donen, who is arguably the greatest living director from Hollywood’s golden age. “On my first day of work at the Nickelodeon, I was give a copy of Steven Silverman’s Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies,” said Andy Smith, executive director of the Nickelodeon Theatre. “I was shocked to learn that Stanley grew up here in Columbia. It’s made clear that much of Stanley’s film education – comprised of frequent visits to the movie theaters near his father’s shop on Main Street – took place in the very building that now houses the Nickelodeon. Columbia should take a lot of pride in Stanley and his work.” A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck schedule of events: Special events: Sat., July 26: - 6 & 6:30 p.m.: Meet at Hollywood Park (300 S. Gregg St.) and join Historic Columbia Foundation for free walking tours of the historic Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood, where Stanley Donen grew up, including a stop in front of his childhood home. - 7 p.m.: DJ Scott Padgett, bring-your-own picnic and family fun in Hollywood Park, near Stanley Donen’s childhood home. - 8 p.m. Free outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain. Sun., July 27: - 3 p.m.: Free reception and lecture featuring Stephen Silverman, editor at People Magazine and Donen’s biographer, at the Nickelodeon Theatre (1607 Main St.). Sat., August 9: - 10 a.m.: Screening of The Little Prince as part of Family Fun Day at the Nick. Donen screenings (Monday showings at 5:30 p.m, Tuesday showings at 3 p.m.) - July 28 and 29: On the Town - August 4 and 5: Charade - August 11 and 12: Royal Wedding - August 18 and 19: Funny Face - August 25 and 26: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

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701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

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Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

More details >>

Crafty Feast, Columbia, S.C. Indie Craft Fair, Calls for Artists and Crafters

Apply to be a vendor at the fifth annual Crafty Feast on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Join over 100 jury-selected makers from Florida to Pennsylvania to sell unconventional, experimental, one-of-a-kind and all-handmade goods at the Midlands region’s largest independent craft fair. New this year, Crafty Feast will choose a Best in Show! Guests enjoy music, food, DIY opportunities and craft beer while browsing talented artisans. Vendor application located at www.craftyfeast.com. Deadline to apply is August 25, 2014.

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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Summer 2014 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction evening class series at Upstream

Learn to develop peaceful habits and take control of your stress, anxiety, pain and more this summer with Upstream: A Center for Mindfulness Practice and Holistic Mental Health. Upstream teaches scientifically-developed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in an 8-week evening class series using mindfulness practices like meditation and light yoga to help individuals overcome obstacles, regain and maintain mind & body wellness. Orientation: June 16, 6:15-7:15pm; Classes: Mondays, June 23-August 18, 6:15-8:30pm; Retreat: August 16, 12-6pm. $103.30 refundable registration deposit; $412.80 total fee. Open to all ability levels. http://upstreamsc.com.

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Tuesday, August 19

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen

Nickelodeon Theater 1607 Main St.

The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina's only non-profit art house film theater, will host “A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen,” with special events July 26 -27 and weekly Donen screenings through August 26. Donen, a native of Columbia, was born in 1924 and is a film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin’ in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly. As Donen celebrates his 90th birthday, the Nickelodeon has put together a month-long series of films and events to honor Donen, who is arguably the greatest living director from Hollywood’s golden age. “On my first day of work at the Nickelodeon, I was give a copy of Steven Silverman’s Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies,” said Andy Smith, executive director of the Nickelodeon Theatre. “I was shocked to learn that Stanley grew up here in Columbia. It’s made clear that much of Stanley’s film education – comprised of frequent visits to the movie theaters near his father’s shop on Main Street – took place in the very building that now houses the Nickelodeon. Columbia should take a lot of pride in Stanley and his work.” A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck schedule of events: Special events: Sat., July 26: - 6 & 6:30 p.m.: Meet at Hollywood Park (300 S. Gregg St.) and join Historic Columbia Foundation for free walking tours of the historic Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood, where Stanley Donen grew up, including a stop in front of his childhood home. - 7 p.m.: DJ Scott Padgett, bring-your-own picnic and family fun in Hollywood Park, near Stanley Donen’s childhood home. - 8 p.m. Free outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain. Sun., July 27: - 3 p.m.: Free reception and lecture featuring Stephen Silverman, editor at People Magazine and Donen’s biographer, at the Nickelodeon Theatre (1607 Main St.). Sat., August 9: - 10 a.m.: Screening of The Little Prince as part of Family Fun Day at the Nick. Donen screenings (Monday showings at 5:30 p.m, Tuesday showings at 3 p.m.) - July 28 and 29: On the Town - August 4 and 5: Charade - August 11 and 12: Royal Wedding - August 18 and 19: Funny Face - August 25 and 26: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

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701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

More details >>

Crafty Feast, Columbia, S.C. Indie Craft Fair, Calls for Artists and Crafters

Apply to be a vendor at the fifth annual Crafty Feast on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Join over 100 jury-selected makers from Florida to Pennsylvania to sell unconventional, experimental, one-of-a-kind and all-handmade goods at the Midlands region’s largest independent craft fair. New this year, Crafty Feast will choose a Best in Show! Guests enjoy music, food, DIY opportunities and craft beer while browsing talented artisans. Vendor application located at www.craftyfeast.com. Deadline to apply is August 25, 2014.

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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Active Seniors Sports Club

Denny Terrace Community Center

Calling all seniors 55+.  Come out and join the Active Senior Sports Club.  This club is for seniors who still love to play.  Everyone will enjoy Pickleball, Trail Walks, Bicycling, Volleyball and more.  The program meets every Tuesday and Thursday, of each week, beginning October 1. This program is $10 per month. Contact Jennifer Jeffcoat 754-6720 ext. 236 or jennifer@rcrc.state.sc.us for more information.

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Wednesday, August 20

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen

Nickelodeon Theater 1607 Main St.

The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina's only non-profit art house film theater, will host “A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen,” with special events July 26 -27 and weekly Donen screenings through August 26. Donen, a native of Columbia, was born in 1924 and is a film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin’ in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly. As Donen celebrates his 90th birthday, the Nickelodeon has put together a month-long series of films and events to honor Donen, who is arguably the greatest living director from Hollywood’s golden age. “On my first day of work at the Nickelodeon, I was give a copy of Steven Silverman’s Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies,” said Andy Smith, executive director of the Nickelodeon Theatre. “I was shocked to learn that Stanley grew up here in Columbia. It’s made clear that much of Stanley’s film education – comprised of frequent visits to the movie theaters near his father’s shop on Main Street – took place in the very building that now houses the Nickelodeon. Columbia should take a lot of pride in Stanley and his work.” A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck schedule of events: Special events: Sat., July 26: - 6 & 6:30 p.m.: Meet at Hollywood Park (300 S. Gregg St.) and join Historic Columbia Foundation for free walking tours of the historic Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood, where Stanley Donen grew up, including a stop in front of his childhood home. - 7 p.m.: DJ Scott Padgett, bring-your-own picnic and family fun in Hollywood Park, near Stanley Donen’s childhood home. - 8 p.m. Free outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain. Sun., July 27: - 3 p.m.: Free reception and lecture featuring Stephen Silverman, editor at People Magazine and Donen’s biographer, at the Nickelodeon Theatre (1607 Main St.). Sat., August 9: - 10 a.m.: Screening of The Little Prince as part of Family Fun Day at the Nick. Donen screenings (Monday showings at 5:30 p.m, Tuesday showings at 3 p.m.) - July 28 and 29: On the Town - August 4 and 5: Charade - August 11 and 12: Royal Wedding - August 18 and 19: Funny Face - August 25 and 26: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

More details >>

701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

More details >>

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

More details >>

Crafty Feast, Columbia, S.C. Indie Craft Fair, Calls for Artists and Crafters

Apply to be a vendor at the fifth annual Crafty Feast on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Join over 100 jury-selected makers from Florida to Pennsylvania to sell unconventional, experimental, one-of-a-kind and all-handmade goods at the Midlands region’s largest independent craft fair. New this year, Crafty Feast will choose a Best in Show! Guests enjoy music, food, DIY opportunities and craft beer while browsing talented artisans. Vendor application located at www.craftyfeast.com. Deadline to apply is August 25, 2014.

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

Thursday, August 21

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen

Nickelodeon Theater 1607 Main St.

The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina's only non-profit art house film theater, will host “A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen,” with special events July 26 -27 and weekly Donen screenings through August 26. Donen, a native of Columbia, was born in 1924 and is a film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin’ in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly. As Donen celebrates his 90th birthday, the Nickelodeon has put together a month-long series of films and events to honor Donen, who is arguably the greatest living director from Hollywood’s golden age. “On my first day of work at the Nickelodeon, I was give a copy of Steven Silverman’s Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies,” said Andy Smith, executive director of the Nickelodeon Theatre. “I was shocked to learn that Stanley grew up here in Columbia. It’s made clear that much of Stanley’s film education – comprised of frequent visits to the movie theaters near his father’s shop on Main Street – took place in the very building that now houses the Nickelodeon. Columbia should take a lot of pride in Stanley and his work.” A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck schedule of events: Special events: Sat., July 26: - 6 & 6:30 p.m.: Meet at Hollywood Park (300 S. Gregg St.) and join Historic Columbia Foundation for free walking tours of the historic Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood, where Stanley Donen grew up, including a stop in front of his childhood home. - 7 p.m.: DJ Scott Padgett, bring-your-own picnic and family fun in Hollywood Park, near Stanley Donen’s childhood home. - 8 p.m. Free outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain. Sun., July 27: - 3 p.m.: Free reception and lecture featuring Stephen Silverman, editor at People Magazine and Donen’s biographer, at the Nickelodeon Theatre (1607 Main St.). Sat., August 9: - 10 a.m.: Screening of The Little Prince as part of Family Fun Day at the Nick. Donen screenings (Monday showings at 5:30 p.m, Tuesday showings at 3 p.m.) - July 28 and 29: On the Town - August 4 and 5: Charade - August 11 and 12: Royal Wedding - August 18 and 19: Funny Face - August 25 and 26: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

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Aging Gracefully

Brookland Baptist Conference Center

The fastest growing segment of South Carolina’s population is senior citizens. As more of the population reaches their golden years the issues associated with the aging process increase. Recognizing and preparing for the legal, medical and social issues the accompany aging is often difficult. This conference provides an opportunity for seniors, their families and caregivers to learn and recognize these issues and make intelligent, informed choices about their care and prepare for the road ahead. Presented by the South Carolina Bar, South Carolina Coalition for the Care of the Seriously Ill and the S.C. Medical Association

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701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

More details >>

Crafty Feast, Columbia, S.C. Indie Craft Fair, Calls for Artists and Crafters

Apply to be a vendor at the fifth annual Crafty Feast on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Join over 100 jury-selected makers from Florida to Pennsylvania to sell unconventional, experimental, one-of-a-kind and all-handmade goods at the Midlands region’s largest independent craft fair. New this year, Crafty Feast will choose a Best in Show! Guests enjoy music, food, DIY opportunities and craft beer while browsing talented artisans. Vendor application located at www.craftyfeast.com. Deadline to apply is August 25, 2014.

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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Active Seniors Sports Club

Denny Terrace Community Center

Calling all seniors 55+.  Come out and join the Active Senior Sports Club.  This club is for seniors who still love to play.  Everyone will enjoy Pickleball, Trail Walks, Bicycling, Volleyball and more.  The program meets every Tuesday and Thursday, of each week, beginning October 1. This program is $10 per month. Contact Jennifer Jeffcoat 754-6720 ext. 236 or jennifer@rcrc.state.sc.us for more information.

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Friday, August 22

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen

Nickelodeon Theater 1607 Main St.

The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina's only non-profit art house film theater, will host “A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen,” with special events July 26 -27 and weekly Donen screenings through August 26. Donen, a native of Columbia, was born in 1924 and is a film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin’ in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly. As Donen celebrates his 90th birthday, the Nickelodeon has put together a month-long series of films and events to honor Donen, who is arguably the greatest living director from Hollywood’s golden age. “On my first day of work at the Nickelodeon, I was give a copy of Steven Silverman’s Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies,” said Andy Smith, executive director of the Nickelodeon Theatre. “I was shocked to learn that Stanley grew up here in Columbia. It’s made clear that much of Stanley’s film education – comprised of frequent visits to the movie theaters near his father’s shop on Main Street – took place in the very building that now houses the Nickelodeon. Columbia should take a lot of pride in Stanley and his work.” A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck schedule of events: Special events: Sat., July 26: - 6 & 6:30 p.m.: Meet at Hollywood Park (300 S. Gregg St.) and join Historic Columbia Foundation for free walking tours of the historic Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood, where Stanley Donen grew up, including a stop in front of his childhood home. - 7 p.m.: DJ Scott Padgett, bring-your-own picnic and family fun in Hollywood Park, near Stanley Donen’s childhood home. - 8 p.m. Free outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain. Sun., July 27: - 3 p.m.: Free reception and lecture featuring Stephen Silverman, editor at People Magazine and Donen’s biographer, at the Nickelodeon Theatre (1607 Main St.). Sat., August 9: - 10 a.m.: Screening of The Little Prince as part of Family Fun Day at the Nick. Donen screenings (Monday showings at 5:30 p.m, Tuesday showings at 3 p.m.) - July 28 and 29: On the Town - August 4 and 5: Charade - August 11 and 12: Royal Wedding - August 18 and 19: Funny Face - August 25 and 26: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

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701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

More details >>

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

More details >>

Crafty Feast, Columbia, S.C. Indie Craft Fair, Calls for Artists and Crafters

Apply to be a vendor at the fifth annual Crafty Feast on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Join over 100 jury-selected makers from Florida to Pennsylvania to sell unconventional, experimental, one-of-a-kind and all-handmade goods at the Midlands region’s largest independent craft fair. New this year, Crafty Feast will choose a Best in Show! Guests enjoy music, food, DIY opportunities and craft beer while browsing talented artisans. Vendor application located at www.craftyfeast.com. Deadline to apply is August 25, 2014.

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

Saturday, August 23

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen

Nickelodeon Theater 1607 Main St.

The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina's only non-profit art house film theater, will host “A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen,” with special events July 26 -27 and weekly Donen screenings through August 26. Donen, a native of Columbia, was born in 1924 and is a film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin’ in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly. As Donen celebrates his 90th birthday, the Nickelodeon has put together a month-long series of films and events to honor Donen, who is arguably the greatest living director from Hollywood’s golden age. “On my first day of work at the Nickelodeon, I was give a copy of Steven Silverman’s Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies,” said Andy Smith, executive director of the Nickelodeon Theatre. “I was shocked to learn that Stanley grew up here in Columbia. It’s made clear that much of Stanley’s film education – comprised of frequent visits to the movie theaters near his father’s shop on Main Street – took place in the very building that now houses the Nickelodeon. Columbia should take a lot of pride in Stanley and his work.” A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck schedule of events: Special events: Sat., July 26: - 6 & 6:30 p.m.: Meet at Hollywood Park (300 S. Gregg St.) and join Historic Columbia Foundation for free walking tours of the historic Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood, where Stanley Donen grew up, including a stop in front of his childhood home. - 7 p.m.: DJ Scott Padgett, bring-your-own picnic and family fun in Hollywood Park, near Stanley Donen’s childhood home. - 8 p.m. Free outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain. Sun., July 27: - 3 p.m.: Free reception and lecture featuring Stephen Silverman, editor at People Magazine and Donen’s biographer, at the Nickelodeon Theatre (1607 Main St.). Sat., August 9: - 10 a.m.: Screening of The Little Prince as part of Family Fun Day at the Nick. Donen screenings (Monday showings at 5:30 p.m, Tuesday showings at 3 p.m.) - July 28 and 29: On the Town - August 4 and 5: Charade - August 11 and 12: Royal Wedding - August 18 and 19: Funny Face - August 25 and 26: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

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Jailbreak Escape Urban Challenge Run

Lexington County Sheriff's Department, 521 Gibson Road, Lexington, SC 29072

The Jailbreak Escape Urban Challenge Run is a 3.1 mile run with obstacles and crossfit style exercises designed to challenge participants of all ages and fitness levels.  Participants will race in two person teams

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701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

More details >>

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

More details >>

Crafty Feast, Columbia, S.C. Indie Craft Fair, Calls for Artists and Crafters

Apply to be a vendor at the fifth annual Crafty Feast on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Join over 100 jury-selected makers from Florida to Pennsylvania to sell unconventional, experimental, one-of-a-kind and all-handmade goods at the Midlands region’s largest independent craft fair. New this year, Crafty Feast will choose a Best in Show! Guests enjoy music, food, DIY opportunities and craft beer while browsing talented artisans. Vendor application located at www.craftyfeast.com. Deadline to apply is August 25, 2014.

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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The M.O.M. Sale-Fall/Winter Children's Consignment

Brookland Baptist Church Health & Wellness Center

Multiples of the Midlands is hosting its Fall/Winter M.O.M. Sale. Shoppers will have a chance to select from a variety of maternity, infant and children's (preemie-14), toys, books, furniture and equipment at a fraction of the cost of purchasing it new. All items are inspected before being offered for sale. Plan to arrive early, large items sell fast!

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Sunday, August 24

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen

Nickelodeon Theater 1607 Main St.

The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina's only non-profit art house film theater, will host “A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen,” with special events July 26 -27 and weekly Donen screenings through August 26. Donen, a native of Columbia, was born in 1924 and is a film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin’ in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly. As Donen celebrates his 90th birthday, the Nickelodeon has put together a month-long series of films and events to honor Donen, who is arguably the greatest living director from Hollywood’s golden age. “On my first day of work at the Nickelodeon, I was give a copy of Steven Silverman’s Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies,” said Andy Smith, executive director of the Nickelodeon Theatre. “I was shocked to learn that Stanley grew up here in Columbia. It’s made clear that much of Stanley’s film education – comprised of frequent visits to the movie theaters near his father’s shop on Main Street – took place in the very building that now houses the Nickelodeon. Columbia should take a lot of pride in Stanley and his work.” A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck schedule of events: Special events: Sat., July 26: - 6 & 6:30 p.m.: Meet at Hollywood Park (300 S. Gregg St.) and join Historic Columbia Foundation for free walking tours of the historic Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood, where Stanley Donen grew up, including a stop in front of his childhood home. - 7 p.m.: DJ Scott Padgett, bring-your-own picnic and family fun in Hollywood Park, near Stanley Donen’s childhood home. - 8 p.m. Free outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain. Sun., July 27: - 3 p.m.: Free reception and lecture featuring Stephen Silverman, editor at People Magazine and Donen’s biographer, at the Nickelodeon Theatre (1607 Main St.). Sat., August 9: - 10 a.m.: Screening of The Little Prince as part of Family Fun Day at the Nick. Donen screenings (Monday showings at 5:30 p.m, Tuesday showings at 3 p.m.) - July 28 and 29: On the Town - August 4 and 5: Charade - August 11 and 12: Royal Wedding - August 18 and 19: Funny Face - August 25 and 26: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

More details >>

701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

More details >>

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

More details >>

Crafty Feast, Columbia, S.C. Indie Craft Fair, Calls for Artists and Crafters

Apply to be a vendor at the fifth annual Crafty Feast on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Join over 100 jury-selected makers from Florida to Pennsylvania to sell unconventional, experimental, one-of-a-kind and all-handmade goods at the Midlands region’s largest independent craft fair. New this year, Crafty Feast will choose a Best in Show! Guests enjoy music, food, DIY opportunities and craft beer while browsing talented artisans. Vendor application located at www.craftyfeast.com. Deadline to apply is August 25, 2014.

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

Monday, August 25

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen

Nickelodeon Theater 1607 Main St.

The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina's only non-profit art house film theater, will host “A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen,” with special events July 26 -27 and weekly Donen screenings through August 26. Donen, a native of Columbia, was born in 1924 and is a film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin’ in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly. As Donen celebrates his 90th birthday, the Nickelodeon has put together a month-long series of films and events to honor Donen, who is arguably the greatest living director from Hollywood’s golden age. “On my first day of work at the Nickelodeon, I was give a copy of Steven Silverman’s Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies,” said Andy Smith, executive director of the Nickelodeon Theatre. “I was shocked to learn that Stanley grew up here in Columbia. It’s made clear that much of Stanley’s film education – comprised of frequent visits to the movie theaters near his father’s shop on Main Street – took place in the very building that now houses the Nickelodeon. Columbia should take a lot of pride in Stanley and his work.” A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck schedule of events: Special events: Sat., July 26: - 6 & 6:30 p.m.: Meet at Hollywood Park (300 S. Gregg St.) and join Historic Columbia Foundation for free walking tours of the historic Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood, where Stanley Donen grew up, including a stop in front of his childhood home. - 7 p.m.: DJ Scott Padgett, bring-your-own picnic and family fun in Hollywood Park, near Stanley Donen’s childhood home. - 8 p.m. Free outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain. Sun., July 27: - 3 p.m.: Free reception and lecture featuring Stephen Silverman, editor at People Magazine and Donen’s biographer, at the Nickelodeon Theatre (1607 Main St.). Sat., August 9: - 10 a.m.: Screening of The Little Prince as part of Family Fun Day at the Nick. Donen screenings (Monday showings at 5:30 p.m, Tuesday showings at 3 p.m.) - July 28 and 29: On the Town - August 4 and 5: Charade - August 11 and 12: Royal Wedding - August 18 and 19: Funny Face - August 25 and 26: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

More details >>

701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

More details >>

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

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Crafty Feast, Columbia, S.C. Indie Craft Fair, Calls for Artists and Crafters

Apply to be a vendor at the fifth annual Crafty Feast on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Join over 100 jury-selected makers from Florida to Pennsylvania to sell unconventional, experimental, one-of-a-kind and all-handmade goods at the Midlands region’s largest independent craft fair. New this year, Crafty Feast will choose a Best in Show! Guests enjoy music, food, DIY opportunities and craft beer while browsing talented artisans. Vendor application located at www.craftyfeast.com. Deadline to apply is August 25, 2014.

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DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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Tuesday, August 26

Active Seniors Sports Club

Denny Terrace Community Center

Calling all seniors 55+.  Come out and join the Active Senior Sports Club.  This club is for seniors who still love to play.  Everyone will enjoy Pickleball, Trail Walks, Bicycling, Volleyball and more.  The program meets every Tuesday and Thursday, of each week, beginning October 1. This program is $10 per month. Contact Jennifer Jeffcoat 754-6720 ext. 236 or jennifer@rcrc.state.sc.us for more information.

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Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen

Nickelodeon Theater 1607 Main St.

The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina's only non-profit art house film theater, will host “A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen,” with special events July 26 -27 and weekly Donen screenings through August 26. Donen, a native of Columbia, was born in 1924 and is a film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin’ in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly. As Donen celebrates his 90th birthday, the Nickelodeon has put together a month-long series of films and events to honor Donen, who is arguably the greatest living director from Hollywood’s golden age. “On my first day of work at the Nickelodeon, I was give a copy of Steven Silverman’s Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies,” said Andy Smith, executive director of the Nickelodeon Theatre. “I was shocked to learn that Stanley grew up here in Columbia. It’s made clear that much of Stanley’s film education – comprised of frequent visits to the movie theaters near his father’s shop on Main Street – took place in the very building that now houses the Nickelodeon. Columbia should take a lot of pride in Stanley and his work.” A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck schedule of events: Special events: Sat., July 26: - 6 & 6:30 p.m.: Meet at Hollywood Park (300 S. Gregg St.) and join Historic Columbia Foundation for free walking tours of the historic Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood, where Stanley Donen grew up, including a stop in front of his childhood home. - 7 p.m.: DJ Scott Padgett, bring-your-own picnic and family fun in Hollywood Park, near Stanley Donen’s childhood home. - 8 p.m. Free outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain. Sun., July 27: - 3 p.m.: Free reception and lecture featuring Stephen Silverman, editor at People Magazine and Donen’s biographer, at the Nickelodeon Theatre (1607 Main St.). Sat., August 9: - 10 a.m.: Screening of The Little Prince as part of Family Fun Day at the Nick. Donen screenings (Monday showings at 5:30 p.m, Tuesday showings at 3 p.m.) - July 28 and 29: On the Town - August 4 and 5: Charade - August 11 and 12: Royal Wedding - August 18 and 19: Funny Face - August 25 and 26: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

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701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

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Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

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DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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Wednesday, August 27

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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Thursday, August 28

Active Seniors Sports Club

Denny Terrace Community Center

Calling all seniors 55+.  Come out and join the Active Senior Sports Club.  This club is for seniors who still love to play.  Everyone will enjoy Pickleball, Trail Walks, Bicycling, Volleyball and more.  The program meets every Tuesday and Thursday, of each week, beginning October 1. This program is $10 per month. Contact Jennifer Jeffcoat 754-6720 ext. 236 or jennifer@rcrc.state.sc.us for more information.

More details >>

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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Friday, August 29

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

More details >>

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

Saturday, August 30

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

More details >>

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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Hospice and Community Care's 30th Labor Day Auction

Lampeter Fairgrounds - 851 Villiage Road., Lampeter PA

Event will be held on Saturday, August 30 (9a.m.-5p.m.) and Monday, September 1 (8:30a.m.-6p.m.) Simultaneous auctions - both new and used items, sports memorabilia auction, food and a GRAND SLAM RAFFLE - prizes include 2014 Ford Mustang, $2,500 Visa Card, 3 Night Cruise for 2 and 50' Flat Screen HDTV

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Sunday, August 31

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

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DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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Monday, September 01

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

More details >>

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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Tuesday, September 02

Active Seniors Sports Club

Denny Terrace Community Center

Calling all seniors 55+.  Come out and join the Active Senior Sports Club.  This club is for seniors who still love to play.  Everyone will enjoy Pickleball, Trail Walks, Bicycling, Volleyball and more.  The program meets every Tuesday and Thursday, of each week, beginning October 1. This program is $10 per month. Contact Jennifer Jeffcoat 754-6720 ext. 236 or jennifer@rcrc.state.sc.us for more information.

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Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

More details >>

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

Wednesday, September 03

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

More details >>

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

Thursday, September 04

Active Seniors Sports Club

Denny Terrace Community Center

Calling all seniors 55+.  Come out and join the Active Senior Sports Club.  This club is for seniors who still love to play.  Everyone will enjoy Pickleball, Trail Walks, Bicycling, Volleyball and more.  The program meets every Tuesday and Thursday, of each week, beginning October 1. This program is $10 per month. Contact Jennifer Jeffcoat 754-6720 ext. 236 or jennifer@rcrc.state.sc.us for more information.

More details >>

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

More details >>

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

Friday, September 05

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

More details >>

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

Saturday, September 06

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

More details >>

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

Sunday, September 07

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

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Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

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DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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Monday, September 08

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submission

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at www.701cca.org. “With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.” The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later. “The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.” For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

More details >>

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

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Greater Columbia Chapter South Carolina State University Alumni Association, Inc

Cecil Tillis Building 2111 Simpkins Lane, Columbia, SC 29204

Monthly scheduled Alumni meeting. Participation is greatly encouraged. Meeting occurs on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 PM.

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Tuesday, September 09

Active Seniors Sports Club

Denny Terrace Community Center

Calling all seniors 55+.  Come out and join the Active Senior Sports Club.  This club is for seniors who still love to play.  Everyone will enjoy Pickleball, Trail Walks, Bicycling, Volleyball and more.  The program meets every Tuesday and Thursday, of each week, beginning October 1. This program is $10 per month. Contact Jennifer Jeffcoat 754-6720 ext. 236 or jennifer@rcrc.state.sc.us for more information.

More details >>

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

More details >>

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

Wednesday, September 10

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

More details >>

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

Thursday, September 11

Active Seniors Sports Club

Denny Terrace Community Center

Calling all seniors 55+.  Come out and join the Active Senior Sports Club.  This club is for seniors who still love to play.  Everyone will enjoy Pickleball, Trail Walks, Bicycling, Volleyball and more.  The program meets every Tuesday and Thursday, of each week, beginning October 1. This program is $10 per month. Contact Jennifer Jeffcoat 754-6720 ext. 236 or jennifer@rcrc.state.sc.us for more information.

More details >>

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

More details >>

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

Friday, September 12

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

More details >>

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

Saturday, September 13

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

More details >>

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

Sunday, September 14

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice:

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

More details >>

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ June 7-Sept 14

EdVenture Children's Museum

Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what these mysterious creatures left behind. Don’t miss this dinomite exhibit! June 7-Sept 14

More details >>

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

EdVenture Children's Museum

DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™ is coming soon to EdVenture! Opening June 7 through Sept 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Uncover how these mysterious creatures lived and discover what they left behind!

More details >>

Monday, September 15

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Tuesday, September 16

Active Seniors Sports Club

Denny Terrace Community Center

Calling all seniors 55+.  Come out and join the Active Senior Sports Club.  This club is for seniors who still love to play.  Everyone will enjoy Pickleball, Trail Walks, Bicycling, Volleyball and more.  The program meets every Tuesday and Thursday, of each week, beginning October 1. This program is $10 per month. Contact Jennifer Jeffcoat 754-6720 ext. 236 or jennifer@rcrc.state.sc.us for more information.

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Wednesday, September 17

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Thursday, September 18

Active Seniors Sports Club

Denny Terrace Community Center

Calling all seniors 55+.  Come out and join the Active Senior Sports Club.  This club is for seniors who still love to play.  Everyone will enjoy Pickleball, Trail Walks, Bicycling, Volleyball and more.  The program meets every Tuesday and Thursday, of each week, beginning October 1. This program is $10 per month. Contact Jennifer Jeffcoat 754-6720 ext. 236 or jennifer@rcrc.state.sc.us for more information.

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Friday, September 19

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Saturday, September 20

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Sunday, September 21

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Monday, September 22

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Tuesday, September 23

Active Seniors Sports Club

Denny Terrace Community Center

Calling all seniors 55+.  Come out and join the Active Senior Sports Club.  This club is for seniors who still love to play.  Everyone will enjoy Pickleball, Trail Walks, Bicycling, Volleyball and more.  The program meets every Tuesday and Thursday, of each week, beginning October 1. This program is $10 per month. Contact Jennifer Jeffcoat 754-6720 ext. 236 or jennifer@rcrc.state.sc.us for more information.

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Wednesday, September 24

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Thursday, September 25

Active Seniors Sports Club

Denny Terrace Community Center

Calling all seniors 55+.  Come out and join the Active Senior Sports Club.  This club is for seniors who still love to play.  Everyone will enjoy Pickleball, Trail Walks, Bicycling, Volleyball and more.  The program meets every Tuesday and Thursday, of each week, beginning October 1. This program is $10 per month. Contact Jennifer Jeffcoat 754-6720 ext. 236 or jennifer@rcrc.state.sc.us for more information.

More details >>

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Friday, September 26

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Saturday, September 27

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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The Columbia Salsa Summit

Emerald Ballroom (1333 Omarest Drive, Columbia, SC)

Ladies & Gentlemen! Welcome to the first ever *** The Columbia Salsa Summit *** We're ready to introduce you to an extraordinary day of Latin Dancing, featuring some of the most talented and renowned instructors & performers in the Carolinas and surrounding areas !!! We're kicking off the weekend with a meet and greet social and performances on Friday night (Sep 26). Then, on Saturday get ready to expand your knowledge and dance skills with great workshops and a night of social dancing and amazing performances! DJs Friday: Joel Rodriguez Saturday: Salsa Room: Skip Lopes Bachata & Kizomba room: Joel Rodriguez Confirmed artists: PasoFino Dance - Atlanta, GA Bryanzinho Stilo Calenhio - Greenville, SC Latin Swag - ATL Dangerous Swag - ATL Step by Step Dance Company - Greenville, SC Rumbao Latin Dance Company - Charlotte, NC Trademark Dance Team - Greenville, SC OJ Con Pulpa Dance Co. - SC/NC Joel Rodriguez & Giovanni Medellin - Cola, SC Rainee Kite - Myrtle Beach, SC AND THERE ARE MORE TO COME!! **Socials are to take place at Emerald Ballroom. Hotel information will be provided soon. Tickets: http://thecolumbiasalsasummit.eventbrite.com/ Friday night social $10 - Sold at the door. Full Pass -- $80 -- Friday night social, Saturday (all) workshops, including 2 hr Kizomba Bootcamp, Saturday night party and performances. Saturday Party Pass -- $30 -- Gives you access to the social and performances on Saturday night. Individual workshops - $20 - Sold at the door. 2hr KIZOMBA Bootcamp - Individual pass - $30 at the door.

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Sunday, September 28

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Monday, September 29

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Tuesday, September 30

Active Seniors Sports Club

Denny Terrace Community Center

Calling all seniors 55+.  Come out and join the Active Senior Sports Club.  This club is for seniors who still love to play.  Everyone will enjoy Pickleball, Trail Walks, Bicycling, Volleyball and more.  The program meets every Tuesday and Thursday, of each week, beginning October 1. This program is $10 per month. Contact Jennifer Jeffcoat 754-6720 ext. 236 or jennifer@rcrc.state.sc.us for more information.

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Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Wednesday, October 01

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Thursday, October 02

Active Seniors Sports Club

Denny Terrace Community Center

Calling all seniors 55+.  Come out and join the Active Senior Sports Club.  This club is for seniors who still love to play.  Everyone will enjoy Pickleball, Trail Walks, Bicycling, Volleyball and more.  The program meets every Tuesday and Thursday, of each week, beginning October 1. This program is $10 per month. Contact Jennifer Jeffcoat 754-6720 ext. 236 or jennifer@rcrc.state.sc.us for more information.

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Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Friday, October 03

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Saturday, October 04

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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SC Team Hope Walk for Huntington's Disease

Finlay Park 930 Laurel Street Columbia, SC 29201

All participants receive a free Team Hope Walk T-Shirt, enjoy good food & refreshments, & get the opportunity to raise awareness & funds for HD families in the area. Registration is $20 for adults & $10 for students. Huntington's disease is a devastating, hereditary, degenerative brain disorder that results in a loss of cognitive, behavioral & physical control, & for which, presently, there is no cure.

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SC Team Hope Walk for Huntington's Disease

Finlay Park 930 Laurel Street Columbia, SC 29201

All participants receive a free Team Hope Walk T-Shirt, enjoy good food & refreshments, & get the opportunity to raise awareness & funds for HD families in the area. Registration is $20 for adults & $10 for students. Huntington's disease is a devastating, hereditary, degenerative brain disorder that results in a loss of cognitive, behavioral & physical control, & for which, presently, there is no cure.

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Sunday, October 05

Blooming Butterflies

EdVenture Children's Museum

Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Admission is free with general museum admission. Blooming Butterflies is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 Through October 5.

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Tuesday, October 07

Active Seniors Sports Club

Denny Terrace Community Center

Calling all seniors 55+.  Come out and join the Active Senior Sports Club.  This club is for seniors who still love to play.  Everyone will enjoy Pickleball, Trail Walks, Bicycling, Volleyball and more.  The program meets every Tuesday and Thursday, of each week, beginning October 1. This program is $10 per month. Contact Jennifer Jeffcoat 754-6720 ext. 236 or jennifer@rcrc.state.sc.us for more information.

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Thursday, October 09

Active Seniors Sports Club

Denny Terrace Community Center

Calling all seniors 55+.  Come out and join the Active Senior Sports Club.  This club is for seniors who still love to play.  Everyone will enjoy Pickleball, Trail Walks, Bicycling, Volleyball and more.  The program meets every Tuesday and Thursday, of each week, beginning October 1. This program is $10 per month. Contact Jennifer Jeffcoat 754-6720 ext. 236 or jennifer@rcrc.state.sc.us for more information.

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Saturday, October 11

The Columbia Salsa Summit

Doubltree by Hilton (Columbia - Bush River Rd)

Ladies & Gentlemen! Welcome to the first ever *** The Columbia Salsa Summit *** We're ready to introduce you to an extraordinary day of Latin Dancing, featuring some of the most talented and renowned instructors & performers in the Carolinas and surrounding areas !!! We're kicking off the weekend with a meet and greet social and performances on Friday night (Oct 10th). Then, on Saturday (Oct 11th) get ready to expand your knowledge and dance skills with great workshops and a night of social dancing and amazing performances! DJs Friday: Joel Rodriguez Saturday: Salsa Room: Skip Lopes Bachata & Kizomba room: Joel Rodriguez Confirmed artists: PasoFino Dance - Atlanta, GA Rodrigo & Wendy - Charlotte, NC Bryanzinho Stilo Caleño - Greenville, SC Latin Swag - ATL Dangerous Swag - ATL Step by Step Dance Company - Greenville, SC Rumbao Latin Dance Company - Charlotte, NC Trademark Dance Team - Greenville, SC OJ Con Pulpa Dance Co. - SC/NC Joel Rodriguez & Giovanni Medellin - Cola, SC Rainee Kite - Myrtle Beach, SC Harby Gonzalez - Columbia, SC **Socials are to take place at Doubletree by Hilton (Bush River Rd). Hotel information will be provided soon. Tickets: http://thecolumbiasalsasummit.eventbrite.com/ Friday night social $10 - Sold at the door. Full Pass -- $80 -- Friday night social, Saturday (all) workshops, including 2 hr Kizomba Bootcamp, Saturday night party and performances. Saturday Party Pass -- $30 -- Gives you access to the social and performances on Saturday night. Individual workshops - $20 - Sold at the door. 2hr KIZOMBA Bootcamp - Individual pass - $30 at the door.

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Monday, October 13

Greater Columbia Chapter South Carolina State University Alumni Association, Inc

Cecil Tillis Building 2111 Simpkins Lane, Columbia, SC 29204

Monthly scheduled Alumni meeting. Participation is greatly encouraged. Meeting occurs on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 PM.

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Tuesday, October 14

Active Seniors Sports Club

Denny Terrace Community Center

Calling all seniors 55+.  Come out and join the Active Senior Sports Club.  This club is for seniors who still love to play.  Everyone will enjoy Pickleball, Trail Walks, Bicycling, Volleyball and more.  The program meets every Tuesday and Thursday, of each week, beginning October 1. This program is $10 per month. Contact Jennifer Jeffcoat 754-6720 ext. 236 or jennifer@rcrc.state.sc.us for more information.

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Thursday, October 16

Active Seniors Sports Club

Denny Terrace Community Center

Calling all seniors 55+.  Come out and join the Active Senior Sports Club.  This club is for seniors who still love to play.  Everyone will enjoy Pickleball, Trail Walks, Bicycling, Volleyball and more.  The program meets every Tuesday and Thursday, of each week, beginning October 1. This program is $10 per month. Contact Jennifer Jeffcoat 754-6720 ext. 236 or jennifer@rcrc.state.sc.us for more information.

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Saturday, October 18

Walk for Life/Race for Life

South Carolina State Fair

Walk. Run. Give. Join Palmetto Health Foundation for the 2014 Walk for Life/Race for Life, presented by the South Carolina State Fair, on Saturday, Oct. 18. Visit WalkforLifeColumbia.org today to start a team or register as an individual to participate in the 5K walk, 5K race or 10K race. All proceeds stay in our community at Palmetto Health Breast Center. Join the conversation on social media by searching #WalkRaceForLife2014 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Tuesday, October 21

Active Seniors Sports Club

Denny Terrace Community Center

Calling all seniors 55+.  Come out and join the Active Senior Sports Club.  This club is for seniors who still love to play.  Everyone will enjoy Pickleball, Trail Walks, Bicycling, Volleyball and more.  The program meets every Tuesday and Thursday, of each week, beginning October 1. This program is $10 per month. Contact Jennifer Jeffcoat 754-6720 ext. 236 or jennifer@rcrc.state.sc.us for more information.

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Thursday, October 23

Active Seniors Sports Club

Denny Terrace Community Center

Calling all seniors 55+.  Come out and join the Active Senior Sports Club.  This club is for seniors who still love to play.  Everyone will enjoy Pickleball, Trail Walks, Bicycling, Volleyball and more.  The program meets every Tuesday and Thursday, of each week, beginning October 1. This program is $10 per month. Contact Jennifer Jeffcoat 754-6720 ext. 236 or jennifer@rcrc.state.sc.us for more information.

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Saturday, October 25

2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's

Finlay Park 930 Laurel Street , Columbia,SC 29201

All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer's further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. The Alzheimer's Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

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Sunday, October 26

Columbia Out of the Darkness Walk

Riverfront Park, Columbia, SC

This is a community walk to raise money for and awareness of suicide prevention. Date: October 26, 2014 Location: Riverfront Park (corner of Laurel and Huger Streets) 1:00 pm Check-In 2:00 Opening Ceremony and Walk 3:30 Closing Ceremony

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