Eleonore Brown

Eleonore Brown, 85, of Elgin, died Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.

Edith M. Simmons

Edith Margarete Rosner Simmons, 95, of West Columbia, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 30, 2019, after a full and dedicated life of serving God, her family and others. She was born in Einbeck, Germany…

Josephine Johnson Mann

Mrs. Josephine Johnson Mann, 93, of Blythewood, died Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family.

Regina Mary Mallios

Regina “Gina” Mary Mallios, 61, of Columbia, died Sunday, April 20, 2019. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.

Vernice Z. Hinson

Vernice Z. Hinson, 91, of Columbia, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family Wednesday evening, April 17, 2019. Born in Bamberg, SC, on September 23, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Clarence and Thyra Goodwin…

Barry L. Miller

Barry L. Miller, 57, of Columbia, died Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Born April 29, 1961 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, he was the son of Connie June Hayner Miller, and the late Roy Edwin Miller. Barry was the only boy…

Leland W. Miller

Leland W. Miller, 69, of Newberry, died Thursday, April 18, 2019. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.

Crystal M. Durham

Crystal M. Durham, 35, of Columbia, died Monday, April 15, 2019. Born in Columbia, SC, on December 6, 1983, she was a daughter of James E. Dyches, Jr., and Diana Shawgo Dyches. Crystal loved crafting, photography and her family. In…

Rogelio Bru Lawson

Mr. Rogelio Bru Lawson, 80, of Columbia, died Tuesday, April 16, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Lawson will be held 9:30 o’clock, Monday, April 22nd, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 100 Polo Road, Columbia, with Fr.…

Irene Ann Spinner Duheme

Irene Ann Spinner Duheme, 79, of Columbia, graduated into glory on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Born in Malone, NY, on August 27, 1939, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Lora Lee Spinner. Irene was a farmer’s wife,…

Thomas M. Jones

Thomas M. Jones, 71, of Columbia, joined the church triumphant on Monday, April 8, 2018. Born June 24, 1947, in Columbia, he was a son of the late George and Mattie Lee Sloan Jones. Mr. Jones was a longtime member…

Betty Hagen Maseng

Betty Hagen Maseng, 92, of Columbia, passed away peacefully in her home Monday morning, April 8, 2019, surrounded by her family. A beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Betty was born in Oak Park, IL, on July 11, 1926,…

Robert Sheldon Paschal

Robert Sheldon Paschal III, 64, of Columbia died Monday, April 8, 2019. Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Bob was born in Columbia on September 6, 1954. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sheldon…

Katherine Watson Wolfe

Katherine Wolfe, an upcountry farm girl who moved to Columbia and enjoyed a successful career working in and for state government, died on Monday, April 8, at the age of 99. Katherine Louise Watson was born in Anderson County on…

Guy Earl Johnson Sr.

A celebration of Guy’s life will be held at 4 o’clock, Saturday, April 13th, at the home of his son, and daughter-in-law, Guy and Elizabeth Johnson in Columbia, SC. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family.

Anne Louise Chontos

Anne Louise Chontos, 89, of Columbia, died Monday, April 1, 2019. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.

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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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