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Most people are familiar with the Democratic and Republican Parties in the United States. However, party affiliation is not the only factor people use to decide how to vote. Many voters choose candidates based on specific issues, like abortion or gun control. Historically, some of the biggest issues for voters have been the economy, the Vietnam War, and busing to integrate schools during the Civil Rights movement. Flip Flops & Soap Boxes explores the variety of ways American voters have communicated their opinions on these and other issues in the past
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.
The Painter & The Penner
Jeannie & Wilmot Irvin
Artist Reception & Book Signing
Tuesday, March 19, 6-8 P.M.
Original Oil Paintings by Jeannie Irvin
Featuring Little Trespasses, Wilmot Irvin’s Seventh Novel
Wilmot’s Complete Collection Available
3142 Carlisle Street
Columbia, SC 29205
March 19th – 12:00 to 1:00pm – Free & Open to the Public – Horseshoe
It’s that time of the year again; time for allergies, flowers blooming and the Nature of Spring with Rudy Mancke. Get ready for a brand-new year, full of fun, with the University of South Carolina’s Naturalist-In-Residence. The Nature of Spring will be held in front of McKissick Museum on the Historic Horseshoe March from Noon to 1pm. As always, this event is free and open to the public. Feel free to bring items of interest for Rudy to examine, but no live critters please!
Featured author for the March Words & Wine will be Marv Ward. Marv will give a presentation and then hold a book signing. There will be wine, refreshments, and music provided by DJ Sherry Maw.
Ward’s book, “One Lone Minstrel,” is a collection of poetry he has written over his years in music, both early and contemporary works, numbering more than 100 pages. It is an imprint of Broad River Books, part of Muddy Ford Press.”It’s kind of a memoir,” Ward said. “The poetry is much more personal and much more intense than my songwriting.”
Blues and Americana singer, songwriter, and guitarist “Reverend” Marv Ward has performed throughout the United States and shared the stage with some of the most well-known artists in music today. Listed in An Encyclopedia of South Carolina Jazz and Blues Musicians, Ward writes poetry with the same passion that he composes his songs. While much of his earlier work in poetry has been lost, this collection represents a few survivors as well as recent efforts.
Event is Sponsored by Ralph Arnold, Scientific Computer Instruments
The Banff Mountain Film Festival, a program of Banff Centre, is the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world. Hot on the heels of the festival held every fall in Banff, Canada, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road. With stops planned in about 550 communities and more than 40 countries across the globe, this year’s tour features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental, and adventure films from the festival. Traveling to exotic landscapes and remote cultures, and bringing audiences up-close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports, the 2018/2019 World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world.
Located in the cool elegance of our Grand Tier lobby level, the Koger Center for the Arts in partnership with ColaJazz proudly presents a unique and exciting evening of intimate jazz music. This inaugural concert featuring The Mark Rapp Group will celebrate Marian McPartland, jazz pianist and composer.
Jazz trumpeter and founder of ColaJazz, Mark Rapp, will bring many of Marian’s original compositions back to life with his all-star quartet. We’ll even hear choice clips of Marian talking about jazz and see some wonderful archived photos thanks to SCETV.
Ticket price includes a delicious variety of small plates catered by Horseshoe Catering. A cash-bar with wine, beer and other refreshments also available.
Join us on March 21, 2019 for Palladium’s 15th annual Bluegrass, Bidding & BBQ silent auction presented by Jaguar Land Rover Columbia.
Guests will enjoy live music by Willie Wells & the Blue Ridge Mountain Grass, local BBQ, specialty drinks and a variety of exciting auction items on the grounds of the Robert Mills House & Gardens. All proceeds will benefit the educational programs and initiatives of Historic Columbia.
The inaugural Cottontown Art Crawl is scheduled for March 23, 2019 from 10-3 in downtown Columbia SC. Several residents and/or businesses will be hosting 23 Cottontown artists and other local artists on their porches to sell their original wares. Come spend a few hours in historic Cottontown and buy some original artwork/pottery/crafts for your home.
The Cottontown Art Crawl starts at 2144 Sumter Street (PLEASE Google 2150 Sumter Street, Columbia SC 29201 to get correct location) where a list of all artist “host locations” will be provided. Parking is free and available at the marked parking lot at the intersection of Sumter and Scott streets.
Gardeners of all ages are invited to experience Historic Columbia’s family friendly gardening workshop!
Digging alongside Historic Columbia horticulturists, families will learn about historic gardening techniques and plant several types of summer flowering bulbs – such as Irises, Spider Lilies, Milk and Wine Lilies, and Day Lilies- throughout the newest two-acre addition to the gardens at the Hampton-Preston Mansion.
Following the gardening activity, families will learn about the wonders of plants and how they grow! Enjoy a spring themed story time in the gardens before participating in a sedimentary sensory take-home activity. Afterwards, compete in a friendly bulb toss and bulb spoon race! The Robert Mills Grounds and Gardens will also be open to explore with a scavenger hunt.