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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Naranon Meeting @ Anglican Cathedral Church of the Epiphany
Aug 26 @ 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.

Fall Open House @ McKissick Musuem
Aug 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Find out what’s new at McKissick Museum! From exciting exhibitions to massive digitization initiatives, McKissick continues to tell the story of Southern life, on and off campus. Take a behind-the-scenes look at our collections spaces and talk with curators one-on-one about upcoming programs. There will even be a special tour for faculty and staff interested in utilizing collections in the classroom. Be sure to grab a McKissick bingo card and be entered to win a Museum prize pack. This event is free and open to the public; pizza will be served

Research Roundtable @ Seibels House
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Learn more about Historic Columbia’s research initiatives at the monthly Research Roundtable programs.

August’s Research Roundtable will take attendees back 140 years into Reconstruction-era Columbia as captured through the camera lens of William Augustus Reckling. Thanks to a thoughtful donor, recently acquired Reckling stereoscope slides have allowed Historic Columbia to better interpret the capital city’s post-bellum character! Participants are welcome to bring their lunch to this program.

Game Night at Curiosity Coffee Bar @ Curiosity Coffee Bar
Aug 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Columbia Water for trivia and games at Curiosity Coffee Bar. Bring your friends for the chance to win free swag and giveaways.

The Trustus Playwrights’ Festival Winner: Montgomery @ Trustus Theatre
Aug 28 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 29 @ 9:30 pm

By Stephen Brown
Directed by TBA
AUGUST 23-31, 2019

Megan hates country music singer Rick Montgomery, so she and her best friend Kimmy have decided that tonight’s concert will be his last. As they run from the cops, songs will be sung, people will be shot, and fourteen-year-olds will discover the actual difficulty in exacting revenge.

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT: Stephen Brown’s work has been developed or presented by MCC, Page 73, Primary Stages, ESPA, the Road Theatre’s Summer Play Festival, EST/Youngblood, and the Aurora Theatre. He’s been a past winner of the Global Age Project at the Aurora Theatre, a finalist for the Juilliard Playwriting Fellowship, and has received nominations for the Terrence McNally Award and the Boise Contemporary Theatre River Prize. He’s been a member of Page 73’s writers group Interstate 73, Youngblood at EST, and has held residencies at SPACE on Ryder Farm and with the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

2020 Census Hiring Event! @ Southeast Library
Aug 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Hiring event with application assistance!

An Evening of Jazzy Rhythms With Reggie Graves & Jazz Theory @ Chayz Lounge
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm

Come wine, dine & unwind after 5 to the sounds of jazzy soul with Reggie Graves & Jazz Theory.

Influenced by music from the 70s, 80s & 90s, this band has the tunes to take you on the best musical journey… From the smooth sounds of George Benson and Al Jarreau, to the classic songs of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Prince and other favorites. This is a show you are sure to love! Seats are limited so get your tickets early!

Chayz Lounge is a mature, adult only venue. Proper Attire is Required to attend all shows. Sport, athletic attire, sweatshirt, hoodies, sweat pants, flip-flops, sneakers, ripped, sagging or cut-off jeans are not permitted. For more information, please visit or call (803) 563-8375.

Around the World in 80 Minutes @ The Hall
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm
Around the World in 80 Minutes @ The Hall

Join Ensemble Eclectica for an unforgettable evening that will take you on an artistic and creative journey.  Around the World in 80 Minutes will feature original compositions and arrangements by international and local talent, dancers from ballet to belly dance, and theatrical interludes – all enhanced with international food samplings and wine! Set in the Hall at Senates End, Columbia, SC.  There will be a dance afterparty. There will also be a cash bar.

2020 Census Hiring Event! @ St. Andrews Library
Aug 30 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

2020 Census Hiring Event with application assistance!

The Cadillac Three @ The Senate Columbia
Aug 30 @ 6:30 pm
The Cadillac Three @ The Senate Columbia

The Cadillac Three comes to The Senate Columbia on Friday, August 30th!

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