Obituaries

Christopher DeWayne Gale, 30

Christopher DeWayne Gale, of Columbia, died March 3, 2014, at the age of 30. He is survived by his mother, Diana Gale Muhammad; father, Fredrick Gale; brothers, Samuel Gale and Emmanuel Gale; sisters,…

William Henry Jones, 75

William Henry Jones, of Columbia, died Feb. 27, 2014, at the age of 75. He is survived by his wife, Rosa Gordon Jones; sons, William, Marques and Chris Gordon and Reco Green; daughters,…

Michael D. Latham, 88

Michael D. Latham, of Cayce, died March 4, 2014, at the age of 88. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, St. Andrews Chapel. A funeral service will be held…

Lynn Laura Kammerer, 57

Lynn Laura Kammerer, of Irmo, died March 1, 2014, with her beloved daughter by her side. She was 57. She was born in Batavia, N.Y. and was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Francis Beck. She is survived…

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Jul
18
Thu
First Day Festival 2019 Organizers Are Collecting School Supplies for Columbia Children in Need @ Segra Park
Jul 18 – Aug 4 all-day

YNotU2, Inc., WFMV 95.3 FM radio, and Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin’s Office are collecting school supplies to benefit families of local children as part of this year’s First Day Festival 2019 now through the day of the event, Sunday, August 4. The free annual festival will be held from 2:00 – 5:00 PM at Segra Park, home of the Columbia Fireflies, 1640 Freed Street in Columbia. Supplies may be dropped off at Unity Karate, 7949 Broad River Road in Irmo prior to the event and at Segra Park during the event.

YNotU2 founder Kimani Davis says the festival’s main goal is to reduce the financial burden parents often face when purchasing school supplies. “Removing some of those scary back-to-school roadblocks can offer families a lot of encouragement,” Davis says.

Davis explains that “family partnerships are strengthened and excitement over the upcoming school year is boosted” when finances aren’t a major concern.

This year, festival volunteers aim to fill 2,500 book bags and need:

No 2 Pencils 3×5 index cards Loose-leaf paper
Pens (black, blue, red) Pocket folders (prong & no prong) Highlighters
Large pink erasers 1, 2, and 3-inch binders Composition notebooks
Dry erase markers Pencil sharpeners Glue sticks
Crayons Dividers Black Sharpies
Markers Pencil boxes or pouches Sharpies (any color)
Post it notes Blunt tip & pointed scissors Small erasers
Hand sanitizer Graph paper

Sponsorship opportunities are also available at several levels:

• Sponsor a Child – $10
Provides a child with one book bag filled with school supplies.

• Title Sponsor – Monetary or In-kind donation $3000 and above
Includes: Booth at the First Day Festival
Submission of marketing material in all backpacks
Live mention during the event
Company literature in community grab bag
Company recognition on marketing material
Appreciation acknowledgement
Covered vendor space

• Platinum Sponsor – Monetary or In-kind donations from $2000 – $2999
Includes: Community grab bag
Live mention during the event
Company literature in community grab bag
Company recognition
Appreciation acknowledgement
Covered vendor space

• Gold Sponsor – Monetary or In-kind donations from $1,000 – $1999
Includes: Community grab bag
Live mention during the event
Company literature in community grab bag
Company recognition
Appreciation acknowledgement
Covered vendor space

• Silver Sponsor – Monetary or in-kind donations $500 – $999
Includes: Company literature in community grab bag
Company recognition
Appreciation acknowledgement
Covered vendor space

• Community Partner – Monetary or In-kind donation $250 – $499
Includes: Company recognition
Appreciation acknowledgement
Covered vendor space

Festival organizers request that all sponsorship and vendor fees be submitted and paid for by July 31 to ensure the event runs smoothly.

First Day Festival activities will include arts and crafts, face painting, free hair care for girls, resources and information from community vendors, free health screenings and vision tests, free kids fingerprinting, and a kids’ zone equipped with bounce houses and more.

To volunteer services for any of the above or to request sponsorship or donation information, contact Mr. Kimani Davis by email at kdavis@ynotu2.org, or by phone at 803-372-2511. Also visit the event’s Official Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/events/1287008638142428/.

Jul
22
Mon
Abstract Art from the Permanent Collection @ McKissick Museum
Jul 22 – Dec 16 all-day

McKissick’s abstract art from the 1960s and 1970s makes an appearance in our third floor lobby. Expect to see bold colors and geometric shapes on display.

Tech & Creative Arts – Middle School: 6th – 8th Grade @ IT-oLogy
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – Jul 26 @ 4:00 pm

Tech & Creative Arts camp will allow campers to get inspired from contemporary art to design and create wearable technology using FLORA circuit boards with Arduino and text-based coding. Campers will use electronics, circuits, LEDs, sensors, conductive fabrics, copper tape and other fluorescent materials for crafting e-Textile wearables. Their final project will be worn in a collaboration with campers from i am art creative art center. Together, all students will collaborate and utilize their creativity, leadership and communication skills to host a live, choreographed performance.

The Tech & Creative Arts camp presentation and performance will be held on Friday, July 26th at 3:00pm in the IT-oLogy theater on the 1st floor.

Campers and their parents will be amazed what will be accomplished at the end of this exciting, fast paced, hands-on week. Students will leave with new innovative ways to design and collaborate through technology and creative arts.

2020 Census Hiring Event @ Irmo Library
Jul 22 @ 4:00 pm

The 2020 Censes is now hiring! We will be presenting information on how to get hired with the 2020 Census. We will also be providing application assistance.

Naranon Meeting @ Anglican Cathedral Church of the Epiphany
Jul 22 @ 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.

Southeast Richland Water and Sewer Community Meeting @ Gadsden Park Community Center
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

A community meeting will provide details on the Southeast Richland Water and Sewer Project.
The project, which will serve portions of Southeast/Lower Richland with water and wastewater services, will extend the County’s existing water system and connect new sewer customers to the County’s existing wastewater treatment facility. Residents will have the opportunity to sign up for utility services at the meeting. For more information, contact the Richland County Utilities Department at 803-401-0050.

Jul
23
Tue
Greater Cayce West Columbia Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Business Expo @ Lexington Two Innovation Center
Jul 23 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

​The Greater Cayce West Columbia Chamber’s 2019 Breakfast Business Expo is an ideal way to showcase your business and your products/services with an exhibit booth at the event. A booth at the Chamber’s Business Expo will provide your business the opportunity to get in front of the local business owners and community. All participating businesses will also be listed on the Chamber’s Business Expo webpage with a link to your website.  The Business Expo will be held in lieu of the Chamber’s July Breakfast.

​We anticipate this year to be the largest Expo yet. Don’t be left out— Be sure to reserve your space early!
​This event will be advertised and is open to the public with free admission.

Sign up early! Space is Limited!
Registration ends on July 19, 2019

Setup the Monday afternoon before between 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Business Expo space for members…$100 includes table, two chairs and tablecloth.
Non-members…$150 includes table, two chairs and tablecloth.
​Restaurants are free if providing food sampling.

2020 Census Hiring Event @ Cayce West Columbia Library
Jul 23 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The 2020 Census is now hiring and we will be presenting information on how to work for the census. We will also be providing application assistance.

Jul
24
Wed
Lunch & Learn: Historic Southern Naturalists @ McKissick Museum
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This month’s Lunch & Learn topic explores one of our biggest digitization projects, to date, here at McKissick museum. Join Curator Christian Cicimurri and project manager Linda Smith on July 24th from 12:00pm – 1:00pm to learn about the Historic Southern Naturalist project. This project, funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services, is on course to digitize thousands of objects over the course of 3 years and Christian and Linda are excited to show you how. Lunch and Learn’s are free and open to the public, but space is limited. Bring your lunch and learn with us!

Lunch & Learn: Historic Southern Naturalists @ McKissick Museum
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch & Learn: Historic Southern Naturalists @ McKissick Museum

This month’s Lunch & Learn topic explores one of our biggest digitization projects, to date, here at McKissick museum. Join Curator Christian Cicimurri and project manager Linda Smith on July 24th from 12:00pm – 1:00pm to learn about the Historic Southern Naturalist project. This project, funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services, is on course to digitize thousands of objects over the course of 3 years and Christian and Linda are excited to show you how. Lunch and Learn’s are free and open to the public, but space is limited. Bring your lunch and learn with us!

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