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Jun
2
Sat
LOOK! Forward Photography Exhibit @ Richland Library
Jun 2 – Aug 17 all-day

The 2018 LOOK! Forward Photography Exhibit opens June 2 at the newly renovated Richland Library Main, 1431 Assembly St., in downtown Columbia.

The exhibit, which remains on display through August 17, showcases the beauty and strength of 48 children, teens and young adults who are living rich, full lives despite their disability or special healthcare need. Each individual’s story accompanies their photo, allowing others to actually see past the images and have a more realistic look into their lives.

The project is made possible thanks to the generosity of 35 South Carolina photographers – a value of more than $40,000 in services. Groucho’s Deli has supported the effort as the title sponsor, along with businesses and individuals throughout the state.

Family Connection developed the LOOK! project in response to often heard comments from the families we serve who state: “I wish that the world would really see my child and not just their disability!”

After the exhibit’s run at Richland Library’s downtown location, it will also travel to other areas of the state.

More information on the project and images from last year’s exhibit can be found online at FamilyConnectionSC.org. Questions? Contact Family Connection at (803) 252-0914 or pmozingo@FamilyConnectionSC.org.

Jun
4
Mon
2018 Summer Programs Begin @ Hammond School
Jun 4 – Aug 3 all-day

Hammond Summer Programs will kick-off on Monday, June 4th. We hope your family will join us this summer at Hammond! Programs available for students 3 years old through adult.

Jun
6
Wed
Free Summer Lunch for Kids and Teens 18 and Under @ Sunset Boulevard Church of Christ
Jun 6 @ 11:30 am – Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm

FREE SUMMER LUNCH For Kids and Teens Up To Age 18
June 6th – August 8th , Free Lunch and Free Activities
Lunch Served On Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Snack 12:45 p.m. – 1:00 pm (Closed Wednesday-July 4th)
This site is an equal opportunity provider.. Sponsored by Lexington School District 2.

Jun
22
Fri
Southeastern Piano Festival: Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition @ UofSC School of Music Recital Hall
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am

Competition will be held in three sessions. 10:00am – 12:30pm, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, 7:30pm – 9:30pm.

Southeastern Piano Festival: Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition @ University of South Carolina School of Music
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am

Competition will be held in three sessions. 10:00am – 12:30pm, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, 7:30pm – 9:30pm.

Annual Lake Murray Poker Run- Children’s Chance Fundraiser @ Rusty Anchor
Jun 22 @ 4:00 pm

The boat community, Lake Murray and boats from afar, come together for a two day
event to raise money for Children’s Chance- A state wide non-profit whose mission is to support families facing pediatric cancer by providing social, emotional, and financial relief.

WHEN: Friday, June 22 from 4- 9 and Saturday, June 23rd 10-7:30

Historic Happy Hour: Yoga in the Gardens @ Robert Mills House & Gardens
Jun 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Grab your yoga mat and join Historic Columbia at a special Historic Happy Hour!

Wind down after a long week and find your inner Zen at Yoga in the Gardens. Good Company Yoga will lead an outdoor class in the serene landscapes of the Robert Mills House & Gardens. Stay hydrated with cold beer (during your practice, if you’d like!) and enjoy some light refreshments when you’re done. The fresh air and easy pace of this event is the perfect break in today’s fast-paced world!

This event will take place from 5:30 – 7 p.m. on Friday, June 22 at the Robert Mills House & Gardens, located at 1616 Blanding Street. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Drinks and snacks included in ticket price. Please bring your own yoga mat and water.

Jun
23
Sat
4th Annual Midlands Family Expo @ Jamil Shrine Temple
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The original and biggest family expo in the Midlands and the only one of its kind offering free admission and free activities. Absolute Total Care presents this FREE event focusing on sharing essential resources regarding safety, health & wellness, pregnancy, special needs, education, child care, and other important family topics. Free activities include bounce houses, laser tag, face painting, stage shows, character meet & greets, balloon animals, and more! For more information, contact events@sunshinefamilyexpos.com.

Southeastern Piano Festival: Master Classes @ UofSC School of Music Recital Hall
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Experience a master class with Simone Dinnerstein (10 a.m.), Sasha Starcevich (11 a.m.), John Perry (3 p.m.), and Antonio Pampa-Baldi (4 p.m.).

Southeastern Piano Festival: Master Classes @ University of South Carolina School of Music
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am

Experience a master class with Simone Dinnerstein (10 a.m.), Sasha Starcevich (11 a.m.), John Perry (3 p.m.), and Antonio Pompa-Baldi (4 p.m.).