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(BPAC) is excited to host our third Open Streets Columbia on Main Street. This event will extend the Soda City footprint for a celebration of sustainable transportation, physical fitness and wellness, civic pride, and living streets – just in time for Earth Day, too! Join us and see how we transform our city blocks into a car-free space to enjoy family-friendly activity and community.
Stay tuned for updates and check out our website at openstreetscolumbia.com!
Calling the Southeast’s mightiest superheroes! Join us on April 20, 2019, for Jacoby’s Shield Second Annual Superhero 5K Run/Walk & Family Stroll. Jacoby’s Shield is a volunteer non-profit healing organization for bereaved parents and siblings. Jacoby’s Shield accomplishes its healing mission through hosting Camp SHIELD family bereavement retreats. Camp SHIELD combines traditional fun camp activities with grief education and emotional support, facilitated by grief professionals and trained volunteers. The money being raised will help fund Camp SHIELD and grief support groups. Camp SHIELD will be held September 20-22, 2019, at Camp Kinard in Batesburg-Leesville, SC.
The City of Columbia Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is excited to host our third Open Streets Columbia on Main Street. This event will extend the Soda City footprint for a celebration of sustainable transportation, physical fitness and wellness, civic pride, and living streets – just in time for Earth Day, too! Join us and see how we transform our city blocks into a car-free space to enjoy family-friendly activity and community.
McKissick Museum is proud to announce that it will be hosting an exciting event, Thomas Chandler – A Panel Discussion, on Saturday, April 20th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Join us as this panel explores a range of topics including recent archaeological research, clay analysis, and the impact of Chandler on the Edgefield pottery story. This event will be sure to delight pottery and history enthusiasts of all levels. This panel will include scholars and artisans like John A. Burrison, David Stuempfle, Philip Wingard, Robert Hunter and Carl Steen. We’re particularly excited about the presentation of groundbreaking research from Lindsay Bloch, who has been conducting elemental analyses of Edgefield pottery sherds. This event is free and open to the public. Attendees can reserve their free tickets via Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thomas-chandler-a-panel-discussion-tickets-59589360381) or give us a call at 803-777-7251.
April 20th – 3:00 to 5:00pm – McKissick Museum – Free & Open to the Public
McKissick Museum hosts a panel of scholars, collectors, and museum professionals for an afternoon of presentations and lively discussion. A range of topics will be explored, including recent archaeological research, clay analysis, and the impact of Chandler on the Edgefield pottery story.
Bring a blanket, chair or take a seat at the amphitheater. Enjoy music with friends and family at the Wyman “Mac” Rish Riverwalk and Amphitheater in West Columbia. Relax and enjoy the view of the Congaree River or take a walk along the beautiful winding trail while listening to the concert! All concerts are free and are great outings for families.
Don Merckle and The Blacksmiths with Jeff Lucero Band
Food Truck: Carolina Cookin’ Southern Fusion
April 26 – Special Friday Night Edition
Brian Conner and Britt Ervin Crosby
Food Truck: Carolina Cookin’ Southern Fusion
The Get Right Band and Dirty Gone Dolas
Radio Cult and Blues Deluxe Band
48 Fables and Admiral Radio
May 25 – Dual Headliners
Prettier Than Matt
Runaway Jug Band
Food and beverages are available for purchase during each concert. (coolers are not allowed)
Dogs are welcome but must be leashed, get along with people and other dogs and be picked up after.
Information on parking and shuttle service is here: http://ow.ly/9J8G30lr6Bi
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.
Women in Columbia have always played an integral role in the city’s commercial and cultural heritage but finding them in the historical record can be difficult.
Join Katharine Allen, Research and Archives Manager, as she shares research tips and techniques. Allen invites participants to share a Columbian they’d like to see featured in this special workshop.