LTC Sherry Eugene Awtrey

LTC Sherry Eugene Awtrey, US Army (Ret.), 86, of Columbia, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2019, after a long and valiant battle with Parkinson’s Disease, cancer and heart disease. Funeral services for LTC Awtrey will be held 2 o’clock,…

Kevin B. Welch

Kevin B. Welch, 55, of Charlotte, NC, died Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.

Mrs. Frances G. Steck

Frances G. Steck, of Columbia, SC, passed away on March 15th. She was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, to Charles and Grace Graube. She graduated in Nursing from Longwood University and the Medical College of Virginia. She was a nurse for…

Eugene M. Hunter

Gene was born on February 15, 1939, in the upstairs bedroom of his family home on Canterbury Road in Forest Hills to James Edwin Hunter and Daisy McGregor Hunter. His father, an architect by profession (Clemson College), designed and built…

Lou Henry Broughton

Lou Henry Deese Broughton, 90, of Conway, formerly of Columbia, died Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.

George Peter Damon

George Peter Damon, 91, of Columbia, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.

Robert Kenneth Roof

Robert Kenneth "Ken" Roof, 74, of West Columbia, died Sunday, March 11, 2019. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel

Elizabeth "Aunt Betty" Harmon

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Cason Harmon joined our Lord and Savior on March 11, 2019. The daughter of Louie Lander Cason and Mary Martin Cason Campbell was born on September 6, 1946. She grew up in Atlanta, Ga. and graduated from The…

Dorothy "Dot" Riley

Dorothy “Dot” Hollis Riley died Tuesday, March 12, 2019. She was surrounded by loving nieces and nephews. She was born in Winnsboro, SC, on June 15, 1929, to the late John Palmer Hollis and Effie Joyner Hollis. She was married…

Louise Crocker Leitner

Louise C. Leitner, 88, of Columbia, died Sunday, March 10, 2019. Born August 22, 1930, in Charleston, South Carolina, she was a daughter of the late William Henry Crocker and Gertrude Corley Crocker. Mrs. Leitner graduated from Greenwood High School…

Anna M. Cook

Anna Margareta Bartl Cook, was born July 26, 1927, in Michelsdorf, Czechoslovakia, to Oswald and Anna Arnold Bartl. She passed away on March 9, 2019, in Columbia, SC, at the age of 91. Anna was the oldest of four children…

John Karst

John E. Karst, 73, of Columbia, died Sunday, March 10, 2019, after a brief illness. Mr. Karst worked with Carolina Steel and Wire and Columbia Trailer Gas Company. He always enjoyed watching professional wrestling. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Lever…

Nancy A. Alley

Mrs. Nancy A. Alley, 95, of Columbia, died Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.

Travis Lee Striblin

Travis Lee Striblin, 75, of Columbia, died Monday, March 4, 2019. Born on April 25, 1943, in Luverne, Alabama, he was a son of the late Lee V. Striblin and Allie Lois Alsobrook Striblin. Mr. Striblin was US Marine Corps…

Mary Christina Dillard

Mary Christina "Tina" Dillard was born July 1, 1955 in Columbia, South Carolina to Allie Perkins Dillard and the late William Gardner "Bill" Dillard. Tina passed away March 2, 2019 after enduring a courageous battle with cancer for the past…

Robert Carl Geddings Jr.

Robert "Bob" C. Geddings, Jr., 70, of Blythewood, died Monday, February 25, 2019. The funeral for Bob will be held at 2:00 o’clock, Friday, March 1 at Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, 7600 Trenholm Road Ext. The family will…

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Flip Flops & Soap Boxes: Issue Voting in the United States @ McKissick Museum
Mar 15 – Aug 12 all-day

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

Lexington Woman’s Club 35th Annual Charity Golf Tournament @ Country Club of Lexington
Mar 25 all-day

The Lexington Woman’s Club will hold its 35th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, March 25, at the Country Club of Lexington. Proceeds will benefit the Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation, as well as our high school and adult education scholarships.
The schedule of events begins with Bloody Marys and Grilled Sausage from 11:00 AM -12:00 PM, followed by a 12:00 PM Shotgun Start, Hot Dogs at the Turn, and a Cocktail Party at the conclusion. Prizes, raffles, door prizes, silent auction, and the opportunity to win a new Chevrolet with the first Hole-in-One on Hole #11 will be included. Entry fee is $200 per two-member team, which includes greens fee, cart, lunch, and cocktail party. Sponsorships are also available.

Naranon Meeting @ Anglican Cathedral Church of the Epiphany
Mar 25 @ 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.

USC Symphony Orchestra: Winners of the 2018–19 Concerto-Aria Competition @ Koger Center for the Arts
Mar 26 all-day

Student winners perform: Coleman Wright, alto saxophone; Ben Haimann, marimba; Sabrina Raber, flute
The Program:
Adolphe – Underneath the Sheen
Ibert – Concertino da Camera for Alto Saxophone and 11 Instruments
Puts – Marimba Concerto
Griffes – Poem for Flute and Orchestra
Stravinsky – The Firebird Suite

USC Students – free with student ID (must be picked up from the Koger before 5:00 p.m. on the day of the performance). General public – $30; senior citizen/USC faculty and staff – $25; children under 18 and non-USC students with ID – $5. Call 803-251-2222 or Koger Box Office, corner of Greene and Park Streets (M-F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or online at Discounted tickets must be purchased at the box office.

Spring Open House @ McKissick Museum
Mar 26 @ 5:30 pm

March 26th – 5:30 to 7:30pm – Free & Open to the Public
Pssst…Did you know the University of South Carolina has its own museum and it’s not just Gamecock gear? Here’s your chance to get the low down on McKissick Museum and all the fun that happens “under the dome”. Don’t miss the after-hours food and tours, not to mention the fact that all of our curators will be on hand to chat. Join us March 26th, from 5:30 to 7:30pm to check out all our exhibitions and projects currently underway.

Lunch & Learn: “Identifying Enslaved Peoples’ Agency and Resistance in the Built Environments of the Antebellum South’s Cotton Plantations” with Zoie Anderson-Horecny @ McKissick Museum
Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm

March 27th – 12 to 1:00pm – Free & Open to the Public – 3rd Floor Classroom
Our popular Lunch & Learn program continues with Zoie Anderson-Horecny, undergraduate student in the College of Arts & Sciences. Join us for this enlightening research presentation and look into this semester’s highlighted exhibition, “In Cotton High and Low. Bring your lunch and learn from the best! Seating is limited.

Astrobotica Supra de’ Nova // Whoa Dakota // RickoLus @ Art Bar
Mar 29 all-day

Whoa Dakota
Nashville-native and Little Rock-raised Whoa Dakota was recognized as 2018’s Best Pop Artist by the Nashville Scene. Designated by NPR as one of the most “dazzlingly eclectic music makers in Nashville’s indie pop scene,” Whoa Dakota is taking her signature blend of indie pop, r&b and Americana on the road in 2019.

RickoLus is a traveling songsmith from Jacksonville, Florida (USA). Since his debut release “youngster” in 2010 he has toured the US, Europe, and Australia with his one-man band show. He has released three other full-length records (troubadour, Coyote & Mule and Coconut) and a handful of singles and EP’s, including a split 12” record called “Rivers & Lakes” on French label Dora Dorovitch. On his latest record “Archways” rickoLus, who predominately writes on guitar, explores songwriting with piano. The songs bring out a crooning in his voice and a mature command that tells tales of love, nostalgia, and metamorphosis. Look for “Archways” being released as a 10” on the Czech label Lokal Rekorc and digitally worldwide in May 2019.

Astrobotica Supra De’ Nova
Astrobotica Supra de’ Nova is essentially a one-man band, but guitarist/electronics effect man Scott A. creates gorgeous soundscapes that have more edge than the typical ambient artist.

Capital City Shag Extravaganza! @ Embassy Suites
Mar 29 – Mar 30 all-day
Capital City Shag Extravaganza! @ Embassy Suites

Featuring deejays Gene Sistare and Ray Scott, plus the Band of Oz! Shag/Line dance lessons and exhibitions with national and division champs. Tickets include two nights dinner buffets, one lunch, breakfast and so much more!

ColaJazz with 1626 Main @ 1626 Main
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Mark Rapp founder and CEO of ColaJazz, will be bringing a jazz listening event on February 22nd and March 29th. ColaJazz is a multifaceted jazz organization based in Columbia, SC with an educational and outreach arm as well. ColaJazz brings internationally recognized jazz stars to Columbia, SC while also highlighting and celebrating Columbia’s jazz talent.

Friday, March 29
Celebrating Astrud Gilberto: a Night of Bossa Novas and more!
Astrud Gilberto is a Brazilian samba and bossa nova singer. She became well known in the 1960s for her performance of the song “The Girl from Ipanema”.

Southern Exposure New Music Series: Sympatico Percussion @ UofSC School of Music Recital Hall
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm

Sympatico Percussion includes five of the country’s most highly respected percussionists and percussion teachers: Scott Herring (South Carolina), Joseph Krygier (Ohio State), Johnny Mendoza (McMurray), Christopher Norton (Belmont) and Susan Powell (Ohio State). The ensemble creates programs with entertainment and intrigue, virtuosity and poignancy, and appealing melodies and vibrant rhythms from around the world. Sympatico’s Southern Exposure concert includes 20th-century icon John Cage’s “Third Construction,” one of a series of pieces for unorthodox percussion instruments written between 1939-42 as the composer toured the West Coast with a percussion ensemble founded by Cage and Lou Harrison, as well as the world premiere of John Fitz Rogers’s “Under Strange Stars,” commissioned by Sympatico Percussion.

The Southern Exposure New Music Series is devoted to exploring the rich variety of contemporary classical and world music written in the past 30 years and masterworks of the 20th century. These free concerts are often standing room only and early arrival is suggested for seating.

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