Zion Oyedapo Akinrefon

Zion Oyedapo Akinrefon, 4, died Wednesday, May 22, 2019. A funeral service for Zion will be held 2 o’clock, Wednesday, May 29th, at Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, 7600 Trenholm Road Ext., Columbia, SC. The family will receive friends…

Rev. H. Laverne Hancock Sr.

Rev. H. Laverne Hancock, Sr., 89, of Columbia, died Wednesday, May 22, 2019. A son of the late Houston Luther and Irene Raley Hancock, he was married 66 years to Barbara Brigman Hancock. Rev. Hancock graduated from Furman University and…

Ann P. Hollis

Ann P. Hollis, 81, affectionately known as “Meme” and long-time resident of Blythewood, SC, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 23, 2019, surrounded by her family and loyal companion, “Scout”. Ann was born to the late James…

Linda Kay Manuel

Mrs. Linda Kaye Manuel, 71, of Elgin, died Sunday, May 19, 2019. Born April 20, 1948, she was a daughter of the late Harry Samuel Mabe, Jr., and Evelyn Louise Kitts Mabe. She was a loving Mom, Me Maw and…

Martha Ponder Gantt

Martha Ponder Gantt, 78, of Lexington, died Friday, May 17, 2019 in her home surrounded by loved ones. Born November 24, 1940, in Spartanburg, SC, she was the daughter of the late William Fred and Lucetta Roberts Ponder. Mrs. Gantt…

Joseph W. Steele

Joseph W. Steele, 85, of Columbia, died Friday, May 17, 2019. Born September 22, 1933 in Holden, West Virginia, he was a son of the late Parry Boyd Steele and Ivory Nichols Steele. Mr. Steele honorably served his country in…

Larry M. Corley

Larry M. Corley, 75, of Blythewood, died Sunday, May 19, 2019. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.

Martha E. Hudgens

Mrs. Martha E. Hudgens, 79, of Columbia, died Saturday, May 18, 2017. A service for Mrs. Hudgens will be held 11 o'clock, Saturday, May 25th at Forest Lake Presbyterian Church, with Dr. Ellen Folwer Skidmore officiating. A visitation will be…

Margaret C. Johnson

Margaret C. Priester Johnson, 69, of Columbia, died Thursday, May 9, 2019. Born in Columbia, South Carolina, she was a daughter of the late John C. and Claudia Hipps Priester. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family.

Lorraine Meda Kimble

Lorraine Meda Kimble entered into the presence of our Lord early Monday morning, May 6, 2019. Lorraine was born on July 22, 1949, to her parents, Ivan and Edna Montague in Big Rapids Michigan. She and her husband moved to…

Kathleen "Kat" Smith Daniels

Kathleen Smith "Kat" Daniels, 87, of Blythewood, died Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.

Preston Blake Davis Jr.

Preston Blake Davis, Jr., 75, of Columbia, died Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Born September 22, 1943, in Columbia, SC, he was a son of the late Preston Blake Davis, Sr. and Emma Baldwin Davis. Prior to his illness, Mr. Davis…

Mr. Sanh Lao

Columbia – Sanh Lao, 52, of Columbia, died Saturday, May 4, 2019. Born March 6, 1966 in Ho Chi Mihn City, Vietnam, he was a son of Oc Lao and Hoa Ly. He was married to My Ha Le. A…

Carol L Ondracek

Carol Ondracek, 72, of Gaylord, Michigan, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019 in Columbia, SC. Carol was born on August 25, 1946 in Durham, North Carolina, a daughter of the late Leonard and Thelma Stevens Ford. She married the…

Frank P. Garrison

Francis Patrick Garrison, 67, of Columbia, died Sunday, May 5, 2019. Born February 23, 1952 in Holyoke, MA, he was the son of the late James Ralph and Alice Donovan Garrison. Frank graduated from Dreher High School and earned a…

John Metts

John Michael “Mike” Metts, 60, of Hopkins, formerly of Houston, TX, died Sunday, May 5, 2019. Born in Columbia, SC, on November 9, 1958, he was the son of John B. Metts and the late Peggy Blackwell Frye. Mike was…

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Mary Poppins Jr. @ Northside Christian Acacemy
May 24 – May 25 all-day
Mary Poppins Jr. @ Northside Christian Acacemy

Don’t miss Northside Christian Academy’s production of Mary Poppins! Friday, May 24th 6:30pm or Saturday, May 25th at 1:00pm. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the school, or at door day of show.

PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” @ Colonial Life Arena
May 24 – May 26 all-day

It’s the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest to rescue Mayor Goodway and to run the race in her place. Using their unique skills and teamwork, the pups show that “no job is too big, no pup is too small,” and share lessons for all ages about citizenship, social skills and problem-solving as they make several heroic rescues on their race to the finish line.

Moonlight Movie Nights 2019 @ Memorial Park
May 24 @ 7:30 pm
Moonlight Movie Nights 2019 @ Memorial Park

The City of Newberry is happy to announce that the annual summer series of FREE Moonlight Movie Nights will begin in May 2019! The City of Newberry Parks, Recreation, and Tourism office will be hosting Moonlight Movie Nights on May 24, June 14, July 19, and August 16. All movies will begin at approximately 8:30pm/sunset. All three of the FREE movies will be shown in Memorial Park. No tickets are required, but those attending will need to plan to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit in the park and watch the films. The City of Newberry RecMobile will also be present at the events one hour prior to each movie’s start (approximately 7:30pm).
The 2019 Moonlight Movie Nights will feature Mary Poppins Returns on May 24, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on June 14, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part on July 19, and SHAZAM! on August 16. For additional information please contact the Newberry Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department at 803-321-1015.

BINACT presents THE GLOW UP @ The Senate at Tin Roof
May 25 – May 26 all-day

But I’m Not A Critic Though (BINACT), the multi-genre platform dedicated to supporting independent music artists, celebrates 4 years of bringing underground talent to the forefront with their annual music showcase. Previously titled, “BINACT Brings the Beats”, this year’s show “The Glow Up” serves as a coming of age for the organization with a larger focus on branding and guest experience. The concert, taking place on May 25th at The Senate in Columbia, SC, features a mixed-genre lineup of some of the best underground talent in the South East. This year’s acts include Illadell, Patx, $pidey, Ray Lejune, Axnt and Chels Blaize and other artists from South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia.

Rhythm on the River @ West Columbia Riverwalk Park & Amphitheater
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Rhythm on the River @ West Columbia Riverwalk Park & Amphitheater

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.

Spring Lineup:

April 20
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

May 4
The Get Right Band and Dirty Gone Dolas

May 11
Radio Cult and Blues Deluxe Band

May 18
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:

The Great Gatsby @ Trustus Theatre
May 26 @ 8:00 pm – May 27 @ 10:00 pm

Adapted for the stage by Simon Levy
Directed by Chad Henderson
APRIL 5 – 27, 2019

Trustus is going back to the Jazz Age as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel “The Great Gatsby” comes to life on the Main Stage. Nick Carraway, a newcomer to Long Island, moves into a cottage next to the brilliant mansion of self-made millionaire Jay Gatsby. After witnessing many late-night parties at his mysterious neighbor’s house, Nick is finally invited to attend one of these legendary all-night celebrations where decadence is in great supply. When Gatsby begins a passionate pursuit of Daisy Buchanan, Nick is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger. Live music from Mark Rapp and Cola Jazz, jazz-age dance, and imaginative theatre collide in this production that will be the talk of the town. We suggest a bottle of bubbly when you attend.

Naranon Meeting @ Anglican Cathedral Church of the Epiphany
May 27 @ 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.

Research Roundtable | Preservation Visionaries Mabel Payne & Jennie Dreher @ Seibels House
May 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Founded in 1961, Historic Columbia shared one major trait with other preservation-based organizations—it had women largely to thank for its existence.

Join Director of Cultural Resources John Sherrer as we meet two key members of that tour de force – Jennie Dreher and Mabel Payne, whose respective efforts saved the Ainsley Hall House (today’s Robert Mills House) five decades ago and whose spirits continue to shape the character of our city today.

This program is a part of Columbia City of Women, a project dedicated to educating our city about its influential female leaders. Learn more by visiting the Columbia City of Women website.

Open Reception: Thank You! Love, McKissick @ McKissick Museum
May 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join McKissick Museum on May 28th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm as we celebrate our newest exhibition and showcase some of the amazing additions made to our collections over the last three years. Our Curator of Collections, Christian Cicimurri will give a gallery talk beginning at 6:00pm. This reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Blowfish Baseball @ Lexington County Baseball Stadium
May 30 @ 7:05 pm
Blowfish Baseball @ Lexington County Baseball Stadium

Our ALL NEW All-You-Can-Eat package is one for the modern day baseball fan! Get tickets to our three BIGGEST games (May 30th, July 5th, and August 3rd)

Thursday May 30th vs Forest City Owls———Opening Night/Thirsty Thursday

Saturday July 5th vs Macon Bacon————–Independence Weekend/Fireworks

Saturday August 3rd vs Florence Redwolves—Fan Appreciation Night/Fireworks

All-You-Can-Eat Buffet from 6:00 pm until the middle of the 7th inning, which includes Hamburgers, Hot Dogs,

Chili Dogs, Chicken Sandwiches, Chips, Dessert, Soda, and Bottled Water

VIP parking and seating in our Reserved Grandstand

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