Obituaries

Joseph Oscar Dennis, 83

Joseph Oscar Dennis died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at the age of 83. Mr. Dennis was born in Ayden, N.C. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014,…

Leslie "Les" Ryan Smith, 56

Leslie "Les" Ryan Smith, of Chapin, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at the age of 56. He was born in Columbia to B.R. Tillman Smith, Jr. and Jerine Fincher Smith. He was preceded in death by his mother; wife, Lynn…

Grady Adam Latham, 47, employee of Columbia Farms

Grady Adam Latham, of West Columbia, died Jan. 27, 2014, at his home. He was 47. He was an employee of Columbia Farms and attended NewSpring Church, Columbia Campus. He was born in Anderson on March 29, 1966, and was…

Frieda Fowler Bartlett, 79

Frieda Fowler Bartlett died Jan. 30, 2014, at the age of 79. She was born in Bethune and was preceded in death by her parents, Gideon H. and Pansy Hyatt Fowler. Survivors include a son, Robert Bartlett, Jr.; daughters, Arlene…

Patricia D. Magaro, 86

Patricia D. Magaro died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at the age of 86. She was born Nov. 30, 1928, in Vandergrift, Pa. and was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest Magaro and Mary Stefanik Magaro and nephew, Christopher Magaro.…

Daniel "Poppa Danny" Joseph Murray, 55

Daniel "Poppa Danny" Joseph Murray, a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend and brother, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at the age of 55. He was a proud supporter of the Hells Angels, a loyal retired member of the River City…

Virginia Ruth Anderson Backlund, 86

Virginia Ruth Anderson Backlund, of Irmo, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at the age of 86. She was born in Duluth, Minn. on July 26, 1927 and was preceded in death by her parents, Axel and Edith; brother, Leonard; and…

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Apr
18
Thu
St. Katherine’s Ladies Philoptochos Society 72nd Annual Bake Sale & Luncheon @ Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

72nd Annual Bake Sale and Luncheon St. Katherine’s Ladies Philoptochos Society of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral Thursday, April 18 from 10AM-3PM
Order Ahead (DINNER ONLY) pick up from 4PM-6PM CALL (803) 461-0249 or Fax order to (803) 254-6197 or EMAIL skphilop@gmail.com with “Bake Sale Order” in the message line

International Strategy in an Era of Trade Uncertainty @ Darla Moore School of Business
Apr 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Folks Center for International Business presents:
International Strategy in an Era of Trade Uncertainty
A Forum

Free and open to the public

Co-Sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of the Commerce logo and the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

Register or learn more at moore.sc.edu/trade19

Learn about the shifts that have occurred in the global trading sphere and the impact those shifts have had on U.S. trade policy and practices.

Guest speaker include:
John Murphy
SVP for International Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Wendy Cutler
VP and Managing Director, Asia Society Policy Institute

Jim Barber
COO, UPS

George Jurch III
General Counsel, Global Expert Teams and the Americas Region, Continental

Rudy Mancke Lecture: Birds of a Feather @ Koger Center for the Arts
Apr 18 @ 5:30 pm

Rudy Mancke Lecture
Birds of a Feather: The Natural History of Birds

This event is open to the public.

Birds, they surround us. We hear them in our trees, see them in our yards, keep them as pets, hunt them as sport and even have them for dinner, but how much do we really know about them? Join us as Rudy Mancke, South Carolina’s leading and best-known naturalist, provides a fascinating look into the hidden world of birds. Presented in conjunction with the Koger Center’s newest gallery show Ethereal Plumage, Mancke traces the history of birds, from their first appearance in the fossil record as feathered dinosaurs, through the extinction of once abundant species and into the lives and habits of the birds we see around us every day. Mancke will focus on the crucial function of the colors and structures of feathers and describe the role fashion has played in the demise of some species, such as the brilliantly-colored Carolina Parakeet.

Rudy Mancke grew up in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and spent his childhood roaming the woods and meadows of the Piedmont, observing the natural world, identifying flora and fauna, and asking himself questions about what he saw. When he was not exploring the outdoors, he was in the library seeking answers to these questions while forming new ones. Mancke’s education at Wofford College and graduate study at the University of South Carolina broadened his interest in natural history, an enthusiasm that he tried to give to his students at Spartanburg High School and later to the public while a Curator of Natural History at the South Carolina State Museum. Mancke is happy to have founded the South Carolina Association of Naturalists, an organization that continues to thrive. Mancke’s work at the museum brought him into contact with producers at South Carolina Educational Television and led to the television series NatureScene (1978-2002) that is still being aired on public television. With hosts Beryl Dakers and later Jim Welch, Mancke led viewers on nature walks in many locations in the United States as well as to sites abroad.

April “Yacht Rock” Dinner ft. Hipolito Sanchez @ City Roots
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Our April Harvest dinner will feature Hipolito Sanchez AKA The Mayor of Chicago + owner of Slow Motion For Meat. We have cooked at events around the nation with Hipolito and some of you may remember his dish featured at our Bubble Q event this past fall! His knowledge and skill around ANY kind of fire is unsurpassed.

Hip and Chefs Kristian Niemi, Gabrielle Baggette Watson and Frank Bradley will come together to prepare a family style, four-course meal using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients.

We will also have Erin Harris representing Santa Margarita, one of the leading importers of Italian estate wines in America. Erin has been educated by The Society of Wine Educators, is working on her second certification with the Wine and Spirits Education Trust of London through Johnson and Wales, and is currently the District Manager for the Carolinas for Santa Margarita USA.

Enjoy a welcome cocktail by Bourbon crafted using Vodka absolut. Absolut is a Swedish vodka made exclusively from natural ingredients. Dinner wine pairings and wine education by Erin Harris

Tickets are $75.

Menu:

Reception Cocktail- Rikki Tikki Tavi (and probably one more island-themed cocktail)

Reception Bites
5 Spice Chicharrones
Lemongrass-Chili Peanuts
Filipino Lumpia

First Course
Tom Kha Goong – Wood-Grilled East Coast Shrimp, Local Ginger and Lemongrass Coconut Broth, Anson Mills Black Rice, Charred Green Onion, Chili Oil

Salad Course
Freshly Grown Farms Salad Greens, House-made Kimchi, Bread ’n Butter Watsonia Green Strawberries, Crispy Onions, Ginger-Soy Dressing

Main Course
Wood-Grilled Joyce Farms “Huli Huli” Chicken, Holy City Hogs Longganisa Sausage and Sticky Soy BBQ Ribs with Crispy Garlic, Anson Mills Rice, Superfood Slaw

Dessert Course
Watsonia Farms Strawberry Rhum Baba

> Location: 1005 Airport Blvd
>NOT ALLOWED: Outside beverages or food, Dogs

Apr
19
Fri
Vista After Five with The Blue Dogs @ Tin Roof Columbia
Apr 19 @ 5:30 pm

The Congaree Vista Guild is hosting Vista After Five, a free concert series in partnership with Tin Roof and The Senate. Shows will be outdoors at Tin Roof and The Senate at 1022 Senate Street.

Vista After Five is free admission, and a bar will be available for attendees age 21 and up. The party begins at 5:30 p.m. and bands take the stage at 6!

The Great Gatsby @ Trustus Theatre
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm – 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.

Tokyo Joe at 1626 Main @ 1626 on Main
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

In today’s world of manufactured music, Tokyo Joe stands out from the crowd. Though most of the music is of the rock genre, lead vocalist and founder Greg Bickley credit musicians like Billy Joel and Elton John as early influences. Indeed, that inspiration is evident in Bickley’s sultry vocals each time he picks up the mic. Also the band’s songwriter, guitarist, and pianist, Bickley was voted “Best Male Vocalist,” adding to an ever-growing list of band awards that include “Best Rock/Pop Band”, “Best CD Release” and “Best Band” in Savannah, GA, Columbia, SC, Hilton Head, SC and Beaufort, SC.

This event is free to the public!

Apr
20
Sat
Open Streets Columbia @ Soda City Market
Apr 20 all-day

(BPAC) is excited to host our third Open Streets Columbia on Main Street. This event will extend the Soda City footprint for a celebration of sustainable transportation, physical fitness and wellness, civic pride, and living streets – just in time for Earth Day, too! Join us and see how we transform our city blocks into a car-free space to enjoy family-friendly activity and community.

Stay tuned for updates and check out our website at openstreetscolumbia.com!

Jacoby’s Shield Second Annual Superhero 5K Run/Walk & Family Stroll @ Saluda Shoals Park East
Apr 20 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Calling the Southeast’s mightiest superheroes! Join us on April 20, 2019, for Jacoby’s Shield Second Annual Superhero 5K Run/Walk & Family Stroll. Jacoby’s Shield is a volunteer non-profit healing organization for bereaved parents and siblings. Jacoby’s Shield accomplishes its healing mission through hosting Camp SHIELD family bereavement retreats. Camp SHIELD combines traditional fun camp activities with grief education and emotional support, facilitated by grief professionals and trained volunteers. The money being raised will help fund Camp SHIELD and grief support groups. Camp SHIELD will be held September 20-22, 2019, at Camp Kinard in Batesburg-Leesville, SC.

Open Streets Columbia – Soda City @ Main and Lady Streets
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The City of Columbia Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is excited to host our third Open Streets Columbia on Main Street. This event will extend the Soda City footprint for a celebration of sustainable transportation, physical fitness and wellness, civic pride, and living streets – just in time for Earth Day, too! Join us and see how we transform our city blocks into a car-free space to enjoy family-friendly activity and community.

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