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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
23
Sat
Will Hoge – Free Concert for Hot Chicken Fest @ The Senate
Jun 23 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Doors and Hot Chicken Buffets — 5:00pm

Honky Tonk Outlaws (two sets) — 5:20pm-6:50pm & 7:10pm-8:40pm

Will Hoge at The Senate – 9:00pm

The buffet tickets are $12 if bought in advance, or $15 at the door. Tickets are for the buffet. Entry to the show is free and doesn’t require a buffet purchase.

Event is open to all ages.

Southeastern Piano Festival: Winners Recital @ UofSC School of Music Recital Hall
Jun 23 @ 7:30 pm

The Southeastern Piano Festival will finish by showcasing the winners of the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition.

Southeastern Piano Festival: Winners Recital @ University of South Carolina School of Music
Jun 23 @ 7:30 pm

The Southeastern Piano Festival will finish by showcasing the winners of the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition.

Jun
25
Mon
Coming up: Blue Mondays with Drink Small at Rosewood Market @ Rosewood Market
Jun 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Blue Mondays on the patio at Rosewood Market: Come celebrate the start of summer with the Bluest of the Blues. The legendary Drink Small will will kick off the series on June 18th with Amos Hoffman and Friends, then return on June 25th with the Blue Knight Trio. And if the music moves you, dancers from Blue Moon Ballroom will get you on your feet. Music from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 2803 Rosewood Dr., Columbia. Free admission. Need more info? (803) 765-1083

Naranon Meeting @ Angelican Church of the Epiphany
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Nar-Anon Family Groups is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We have traveled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind.

When you come into the family group, you are no longer alone, but among true friends who understand your problem as few others could. We respect your confidence and anonymity as we know you will respect ours. We hope to give you the assurance that no situation is too difficult and no unhappiness is too great to be overcome.

Our program, which is not a religious one but a spiritual way of life, is based on the Twelve Steps of Nar-Anon. We’ve found that the working of these steps will bring the solution to practically any problem. We urge you to take this program and its twelve steps seriously. It has been as helpful to us as the Narcotics Anonymous program is to the addict. We only ask for the wisdom and courage to see ourselves as we really are, to do something about ourselves with the help of a Higher Power as we understand this, and for the grace to release our addicts with love and cease trying to change them.

Keep an open mind and attend as many meetings as possible. Feel free to share during the meeting. You may ask questions after the meeting. You’ll soon make friends and will feel very much a part of the group.

With the understanding that addiction is a disease, and the realization that we are powerless over it, as well as over other people’s lives, we are ready to do something useful and constructive with our own. Then, and only then, can we be of any help to others.

Naranon Meeting @ Anglican Cathedral Church of the Epiphany
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Nar-Anon Family Groups is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We have traveled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind.

When you come into the family group, you are no longer alone, but among true friends who understand your problem as few others could. We respect your confidence and anonymity as we know you will respect ours. We hope to give you the assurance that no situation is too difficult and no unhappiness is too great to be overcome.

Our program, which is not a religious one but a spiritual way of life, is based on the Twelve Steps of Nar-Anon. We’ve found that the working of these steps will bring the solution to practically any problem. We urge you to take this program and its twelve steps seriously. It has been as helpful to us as the Narcotics Anonymous program is to the addict. We only ask for the wisdom and courage to see ourselves as we really are, to do something about ourselves with the help of a Higher Power as we understand this, and for the grace to release our addicts with love and cease trying to change them.

Keep an open mind and attend as many meetings as possible. Feel free to share during the meeting. You may ask questions after the meeting. You’ll soon make friends and will feel very much a part of the group.

With the understanding that addiction is a disease, and the realization that we are powerless over it, as well as over other people’s lives, we are ready to do something useful and constructive with our own. Then, and only then, can we be of any help to others.

Jun
26
Tue
Retro Game Night @ Cayce-West Columbia Library
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Bring your family out for an evening full of old-fashioned fun with retro board games. We’ll play Candy Land, Life, Sorry and many more favorites.