Obituaries

R. Bell Wyder, 36

R. Bell Wyder died Feb. 3, 2014, at the age of 36. She is survived by her daughters, Corinne Wyder Jacobs and Hazel Wyder Snow; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation will be…

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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May
26
Sun
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.

May
27
Mon
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.

May
28
Tue
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.

May
30
Thu
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

May
31
Fri
Lexington Wine Walk on Main @ Icehouse Amphitheater
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Little Texas @ Newberry Opera House
May 31 @ 8:00 pm
Little Texas @ Newberry Opera House

Since their debut album in 1992, Little Texas has sold over 7 million albums, earned 3 Grammy nominations, won a CMA Album Of The Year award and earned the title “The Hardest Working Band In Country” by playing over 300 shows a year!

Jun
2
Sun
Luke Bryan @ PNC Music Pavilion
Jun 2 all-day
Luke Bryan @ PNC Music Pavilion

Luke Bryan’s SUNSET REPEAT Tour with special guests Cole Swindell and Jon Langston comes to PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte!

Jun
3
Mon
Naranon Meeting @ Anglican Cathedral Church of the Epiphany
Jun 3 @ 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.

Talbott Harvest Dinner @ City Roots
Jun 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for our June Harvest Feast at City Roots featuring Ben McClure, Brand Ambassador for Talbott Vineyards.

As the Brand Ambassador for Talbott Vineyards, Ben McClure gets to hosts guests for tours and tastings in Monterey and travels around the country promoting fantastic Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Talbott is one of the premiere estate producers in the renowned Santa Lucia Highlands American ViticulturalArea of Monterey County. The crown jewel of the estate is the legendary Sleepy Hollow vineyard which provides the majority of the stellar fruit that Talbott crafts into award-winning Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays.

Chefs Kristian Niemi and Frank Bradley from Bourbon Columbia, and Chef Gabrielle Watson from F2T Productions will come together to prepare a family style, four-course farm to table dinner featuring seasonal ingredients from local farmers and artisans. Enjoy a welcome cocktail by Bourbon and expert wine pairings by Ben McClure.

Tickets are $75. Menu TBA.

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

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