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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
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!

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.

Jul
21
Sat
Wild Summer’s Night Auction & Wild Game Feast @ Seawell's Of Columbia
Jul 21 all-day

Wild Game, Wild Items, and Wild Times…

To a crowd of nearly 400 people, we will be auctioning off just about anything anyone could ever want! There are beautiful works of art; jewelry; guided birding and wildlife-watching trips; hunting and fishing excursions, both in South Carolina and other amazing places; guided river and kayak tours; hunting and fishing equipment; and much more. Event will include live & silent auctions, prize drawings & games, wild game feast, open bar, and much more!

As a non-profit organization, the Federation’s primary source of funding is through memberships and general donations. The WILD Summer’s Night Auction provides 15%-20% of our operating budget for the year. We raised nearly $45,000 last year!

Join us this year and help support our wildlife conservation and education programs!

6:00 pm – Registration, Hors d’oeuvres, Silent Auction begins
7:30 pm – Wild Game Feast begins
8:00 pm – Live Auction begins, Card Cut, Prize Drawings

Wild Game Feast will feature: venison, quail, duck, alligator, catfish, shrimp, and much more!

Attire: Business Casual

Guest tickets: $75 per person – stay tuned for online ticket sales link

Guided Historical Walking Tour @ 12,000 Year History Park on Congaree Creek
Jul 21 @ 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).

Trustus Theatre Presents Memphis @ Trustus Theatre
Jul 21 @ 8:00 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
22
Sun
Me First Before Me Too @ Cayce Tennis Fitness Center @ Cayce Tennis and Fitness Pavilion
Jul 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Taetumn plays a significant role as she is currently the only spokeswoman for the “Me First Before Me Too” workshop. The goal of this event is to help women move beyond the trauma of extremes many have recently boldly exposed. Through this workshop Taetumn is able to increase the potential of uniting a community of women despite whether they have direct experience, been a witness to, prejudge against or are ignorant to the injustices against women.

Why TTMM?
As women continue to push for proportional balance within our society the need to increase support in size and strength is ever mounting. A major start is exposing the harsh realities of said imbalance. But what happens to those who still need help after speaking out? How about those still in the midst of fearful situations? For those who have yet to be impacted are there preventative measures to proactively guard them from potential dangers against women? This program provides a means to unite women together to efficiently learn, teach and guide each other to a healthier perception of life. Taetumn is committed to aggressively pursuing resolutions for and joining forces with those who are ready to act on behalf of all women facing injustice everywhere.

Trustus Theatre Presents Memphis @ Trustus Theatre
Jul 22 @ 3:00 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.