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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.

Aug
17
Fri
Jason Aldean @ PNC Music Pavilion
Aug 17 all-day
Jason Aldean @ PNC Music Pavilion

Jason Aldean’s HIGH NOON NEON Tour comes to Charlotte! With special guests Luke Combs and Lauren Alaina!

Aug
18
Sat
Jailbreak Escape Urban Challenge Run @ Lexington County Sheriff's Department
Aug 18 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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 with race in two person teams.

Guided Historical Walking Tour @ 12,000 Year History Park
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

First Fort Congaree:
Walk this beautiful trail while hearing the story of the 1718 to 1722 frontier fort and
trading post.

All tours are led by National Park Service trained volunteers and are about 2 miles (60 to 90 minutes).

End of Summer Bash, Featuring Secret Agent 23 Skidoo @ Richland Library Main
Aug 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Get ready to celebrate the end of summer with Richland Library. Join us for the End of Summer Bash, featuring Secret Agent 23 Skidoo from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Saturday, August 18 at our Main location (1431 Assembly Street). More Fraggles than Wiggles, more Soul Train than Thomas the Tank Engine, the Grammy award-winning artist is equal parts Dr. Seuss and Dr. Dre. Classic hip-hop spiced with Motown, reggae, club thump, blues and the occasional pirate shanty – it’s the perfect fun sound for the whole family.

Boy About Ten @ Trustus Theatre
Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm

Jon Tuttle is a nationally produced playwright who calls South Carolina home, and Trustus is excited to bring the world premiere of his newest play, Boy About Ten, to the Thigpen Main Stage. In this wild new script from Tuttle, audiences meet Terry Spooner, who wants so badly to win back his ex-wife. His attempts, however, are constantly questionable. He’s lost his charm since the good ole days when he was in a Kiss tribute band, and now burrito wrappers have become a serviceable replacement for toilet paper (in a pinch). When their kids get involved in the mix, we begin to learn that Terry’s struggle will be harder than he imagined and that the family’s experience with puppies, snakes, and divorce could equal some rather unexpected twists and turns. But hey, that’s life right?

Aug
19
Sun
Boy About Ten @ Trustus Theatre
Aug 19 @ 3:00 pm

Jon Tuttle is a nationally produced playwright who calls South Carolina home, and Trustus is excited to bring the world premiere of his newest play, Boy About Ten, to the Thigpen Main Stage. In this wild new script from Tuttle, audiences meet Terry Spooner, who wants so badly to win back his ex-wife. His attempts, however, are constantly questionable. He’s lost his charm since the good ole days when he was in a Kiss tribute band, and now burrito wrappers have become a serviceable replacement for toilet paper (in a pinch). When their kids get involved in the mix, we begin to learn that Terry’s struggle will be harder than he imagined and that the family’s experience with puppies, snakes, and divorce could equal some rather unexpected twists and turns. But hey, that’s life right?

Aug
20
Mon
Naranon Meeting @ Angelican Church of the Epiphany
Aug 20 @ 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
Aug 20 @ 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.

Aug
21
Tue
Beginner Ballroom Dance class @ Elite Ballroom Academy
Aug 21 @ 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.