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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.

Jul
16
Mon
Naranon Meeting @ Angelican Church of the Epiphany
Jul 16 @ 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
Jul 16 @ 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.

Jul
17
Tue
Beginner Ballroom Dance class @ Elite Ballroom Academy
Jul 17 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Group classes. Always beginner level. No experience or partner required. Dance rotates each month so you can learn a wide variety of dances.

Jul
19
Thu
Town Theatre Presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast! @ Town Theatre
Jul 19 – Jul 29 all-day

Once upon a Town…there was an enchanted castle filled with dancing spoons, a talking teapot and a troubled Beast. Along came a beauty named Belle who desired more than an ordinary existence. How Belle handles the advances of the pompous Gaston, learns to love the castle’s enchanted objects and, unbeknownst to her, works to tame the Beast, is a heartwarming tale wrapped in melodious tunes and unbelievable spectacle.

The show runs July 19-29 with 7:30 PM curtains on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; a 2:30 PM curtain on Saturdays and a 3:00 PM curtain on Sundays. The show is directed and choreographed by Shannon Scruggs, with music direction by Jeremy Hansard and assistance by Agnes Babb and Scott Vaughan. Costumes will be done by Jillian Carey with technical design by Danny Harrington.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 65+/active duty military/ full-time college and $15 for youth 17 and under. Group rates for 20 or more. Tickets go on sale July 2.

So, “be our guest” as we bring the Beast back to Town!

Trustus Theatre Presents MEMPHIS @ Trustus Theatre
Jul 19 @ 7:30 pm

Music and Lyrics by David Bryan, Book and Lyrics by Joe Dipietro
Directed by Dewey Scott Wiley
Music Direction by Christopher Cockrell
WINNER! 2010 Tony for Best Musical
WINNER! 2010 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical
Set in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 1950s, this show tells the story of a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun who fell in love with rock ‘n’ roll and an electrifying black singer. Memphis is an original story about the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever. This award winning musical about the birth of rock ‘n’ roll will thrill you, move you, and have you dancing in the aisles!
General Public Tickets on sale: May 29th at 12am
Flex Pass and Donor Tickets on sale: May 22
A Talk-Back with cast and panelists will follow the performance on July 22nd.
The Memphis Band is sponsored by Gillian and Helmut Albrecht.

Jul
20
Fri
Columbia Quilting Expo @ Jamil Shriners Center
Jul 20 – Jul 21 all-day

A Day Out for Quilters! A quilt show featuring quilts from the Quilter’s Of South Carolina Guild. A special exhibit of Crazy Quilting by Judy Twitty of Columbia. A quilt display by Quilts of Valor. Vendors with booths full of fabric and supplies. Sewing Machine and Long Arm Quilting Machine dealers will be here to help you test drive a machine. Food on site by Carolina Cookin’. Quilts, shopping, food and fun.

Pigskin Poets to Score Touchdown Among Local Kids @ Drew Wellness Center
Jul 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Are you ready for some football? Richland Library is teaming with the Gamecocks for Pigskin Poets from 3 – 4:30 p.m., Friday, July 20 at the Drew Wellness Center (2101 Walker Solomon Way). The annual event, led by local storyteller Darion McCloud, has been a favorite of summer learners for the last 22 years. Come in your garnet and black gear, and join student athletes from the University of South Carolina’s football team, cheerleaders and Cocky as they huddle off the field for an afternoon of stories, games and autographs.

For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or email estoll@richlandlibrary.com.