Willodene R. Lumpkin

Willodene Rion Lumpkin of Columbia, South Carolina passed from this life on February 16, 2019 into the arms of Jesus Christ. Willodene was the widow of the late Alva M. Lumpkin, Jr. of Columbia. She is survived by two children,…

Ernest Harold Hitchcock

Ernest Harold “Butch” Hitchcock, 72, of Columbia, died Saturday, February 16, 2019. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.

Mr. Angel Labrador-Rivera

Angel Labrador-Rivera, 90, of Columbia, died Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Born in Cidra, Puerto Rico, on May 31, 1928, he was a son of the late Pablo Labrador and Amparo Rivera. As a young man, he joined the Puerto Rican…

F. Norman Tuller

F. Norman Tuller, PhD, 75, of Columbia, died suddenly, but peacefully, in his sleep, at his home, Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Born in Columbia, SC, he was a son of the late William Henry Tuller and Anne Ehrlich Tuller. After…

John Richard Parker

John Richard Parker, 82, of Columbia, died Thursday, February 14, 2019. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.

Dorothy Blackwell

Dorothy Rhodes Blackwell, 92, of Ridgeland and formerly of Columbia, died Monday, February 11, 2019. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family.

Virgil Augustine Murphy Jr.

Virgil Augustine Murphy, Jr., 70, of Columbia, died Sunday, February 10, 2019. Born in Columbia, SC on September 18, 1948, he was a son of the late Virgil Augustine Sr. and Jean Wright Murphy. Virgil served in the United States…

Linda Ray Goff

Linda Ray Goff, 78, of Columbia, died Friday, February 8, 2019. Born April 10, 1940 in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late A. Frank and Eltis Ray Barton Brown. Linda was a member of Riverland Hills Baptist Church…

Ferdinand J. Hazewinkel

Surrounded by family, Jan Hazewinkel, 86, died peacefully at home overlooking his beloved Lake Wateree, Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Born March 28, 1932 in Columbia, SC, he was a son of the late Ferdinand J. Hazewinkel, Sr. and Nora Catherine…

Keith L. Strickland

Keith Livingston Strickland, the son of Frederick Starling Strickland and Gertrude Lyons Strickland, died peacefully February 5, 2019. He graduated from A.C. Flora High School. Keith had worked for the Richland County Office of Public Works. He was lovingly cared…

Norman Haskell Brabham

Norman Haskell Brabham went Home to be with the Lord on 3 February 2019. He was 84 years young. Born on 5 June 1934 in Columbia, SC, he was the Son of the late Norman Lloyd and Carolyn E. Jones…

Earl Marshall Butler

Earl Marshall Butler, 91, of Columbia, died Saturday, February 2, 2019. Born July 27, 1927 in Tampa, Florida, he was the son of the late Jack David Butler and Vera Jenkins Butler. Mr. Butler was a member of Good Shepherd…

SFC Calvin Anthony Rose Jr.

SFC Calvin Anthony Rose, Jr., US Army (Ret.), 69, of Greenwood, formerly of Columbia, died February 2, 2019. Born September 19, 1949 in Whitmire, SC, he was a son of the late Calvin Anthony Rose, Sr. and Lois Erskine Rose.…

John W. Bradley

John W. Bradley, 84, of Columbia, died Sunday, February 3, 2019. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family.

Mary Ruth Brazell

Mary Ruth Anderson Brazell, 86, of Columbia, died Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Born February 18, 1932 in Batesburg-Leesville, she was a daughter of the late Emanuel Doc Anderson and Geneva Sons Anderson. Mary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother…

Donald P. Hollister

Donald Paul Hollister died peacefully on Thursday, January 31, 2019 in Columbia, SC after living a full life as a dedicated Christian, a loving husband, and father of three. He was 92 years of age. Don was born on May…

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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

The Painter & The Penner Jeannie & Wilmot Irvin Artist Reception & Book Signing @ OTM Gallery
Mar 19 all-day

The Painter & The Penner

Jeannie & Wilmot Irvin
Artist Reception & Book Signing

Tuesday, March 19, 6-8 P.M.

Light Refreshments

Original Oil Paintings by Jeannie Irvin
Featuring Little Trespasses, Wilmot Irvin’s Seventh Novel
Wilmot’s Complete Collection Available

OTM Gallery
3142 Carlisle Street
Columbia, SC 29205


Nature of Spring with Rudy Mancke @ McKissick Museum
Mar 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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!

Words & Wine: A Monthly Readers’ and Writers’ Social @ Lourie Center
Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

BANFF Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour @ The Senate
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:15 pm

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.

Koger Center Presents: Live in the Lobby with The Mark Rapp Group @ Koger Center for the Arts
Mar 20 @ 12:27 pm

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.

Bluegrass, Bidding & BBQ @ Robert Mills House & Gardens
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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.

Cottontown Art Crawl @ Historic Cottontown neighborhood
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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.

Family Gardening Workshop | Bulbs @ Gardens of the Hampton-Preston Mansion
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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.

March to Fort Congaree @ 12,000 Year History Park
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The 12,000 Year History Park and partners invite families to explore Colonial Cayce as they walk the trail to the site of old Fort Congaree. Rediscover how this location was instrumental in forging a state and nation. Investigate period artifacts and converse with 18th-century-dressed historians.

Program includes exhibits and demonstrations such as weapons and archery; diversity of people including women spies; English country dancing; games and toys; live cannon and musket firings; and more!

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