Obituaries

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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Sep
6
Fri
Hello, Dolly! at Town Theatre @ Town Theatre
Sep 6 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm

It’s the turn of the century when we meet the bold and beautiful widow Dolly Levi who has found herself in the role of matchmaker. Working to pair her latest client, the miserly half-a-millionaire Horace Vandergelder, with the young Irene Molloy, proves interesting as Dolly finds herself eager to connect with Horace (and Horace’s money).

Sharing the role of icon Dolly Levi is Kathy Hartzog (Driving Miss Daisy, Always Patsy Cline) and Lee Martin (Hairspray, Newsies). She works to unite Horace, played by Bill DeWitt (Arsenic & Old Lace, Greater Tuna) and Chris Kruzner (Driving Miss Daisy, Stand By Your Man), with the lovely Irene, taken by Cortlin Collins (Miracle on 34th Street, The Little Mermaid) and Lisa Akly (A Christmas Carol, Mame). Other familiar faces gracing the stage include Bobby Bullock (Mamma Mia!), Eric Bothur (Mary Poppins), Emily Clelland (The Little Mermaid), Alex Cone (West Side Story), Corey Langley (Beauty and the Beast), Zachary Linick (Big Fish), Grace Sawicki (Newsies) and Leah Tudor (Arsenic & Old Lace).

Dolly last graced the Town stage in 1997, but she’s back for her turn in the 2019 spotlight. So “Put On Your Sunday Clothes” because “It Only Takes a Moment” before the seats will be filled for you to say, “Hello, Dolly!”

Hello, Dolly! runs September 6-22 with shows at 8:00PM on Thursdays/Fridays/Saturdays and shows at 3:00PM on Sundays. The box office is open from 12 noon – 5 pm weekdays with hours extended to curtain on show days.

Tickets are $25 for adults; $20 for Seniors 65+/Active Military/Full Time Students; $15 for Youth 16 & under. Tickets go on sale August 30 and can be purchased online at towntheatre.com, by calling the box office at 803-799-2510, or in person.

Hello, Dolly! is generously sponsored by Lambert Architecture & Construction Services, and Willis Tax & Accounting.

Sep
19
Thu
Hope for BraveHEARTS 10th Annual Golf Tournament @ Mid Carolina Club
Sep 19 all-day

Join us for the 10th annual Hope for BraveHEARTS golf tournament to raise money for congenital heart defect research at the Medical University of South Carolina. All proceeds will go to fund research and the BraveHEARTS basket program which provides a care basket for children ages 1 and up who are having open heart surgery at MUSC. Tournament check in will begin at 12:30 with a 1:30 shotgun start. Cost is $75 per golfer and includes dinner. Sponsorships are also available. Help us help heal little hearts!

Hope for BraveHEARTS 10th Annual Golf Tournament @ Mid Carolina Club
Sep 19 all-day

Join us for the 10th annual Hope for BraveHEARTS golf tournament to raise money for congenital heart defect research at the Medical University of South Carolina. All proceeds will go to fund research and the BraveHEARTS basket program which provides a care basket for children ages 1 and up who are having open heart surgery at MUSC. Tournament check in will begin at 12:30 with a 1:30 shotgun start. Cost is $75 per golfer and includes dinner. Sponsorships are also available. Help us help heal little hearts!

The Artists of Studio Carlisle @ OTM Gallery
Sep 19 all-day

The Artists of Studio Carlisle

September 19th, 5pm to 8pm

3142 Carlisle Street
Columbia, SC 29205

Original artwork by Marshall Foster, Chappy Manning, Page Morris, Kevin Smith, Marian Fishburne Soule and Julia Moore.

2020 Census Job Fair1 @ Wheatley Library
Sep 19 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Job Fair for the 2020 Census with application assistance.

From Child Safety to Criminal Investigations: The Many Roles of Your Coroner’s Office @ Richland County Coroner's Office
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Richland County Coroner Gary Watts and his staff to learn about the many programs and services provided by the Coroner’s Office. The Coroner’s Office is responsible for investigating all suspicious, violent, sudden and unexpected deaths that occur in the County. In addition, the office offers a variety of community outreach initiatives. For example, the Sleep Right Through the Night program educates parents and caretakers about safe sleep practices for children, the volunteer CARE Team assists families in their time of need, and the Coroner’s youth arbitration efforts help young people facing charges. These programs and more are part of the services of the Coroner’s Office under the direction of Coroner Watts.
This event also includes a tour of the facility.
Space is limited. Register by emailing pio@richlandcountysc.gov.

Dating Boutique “Speed Match” @ 1626 on Main
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for our first “Single in Columbia” speed dating event!

Are you tired of the singles events that you don’t meet anyone? You know those events where everyone’s just standing around not mingling.

Are you ready to actually meet people? Then you must attend this event!

We’re having our next singles mingle at 1626 on Main. Each person will receive one beer or wine ticket and access to our high tech SpeedMatch meet and greet! With our NEW SpeedMatch technology we will know who you’re compatible with before you even get there and we’ll make sure you meet each person!

Before the event you’ll fill out a quick profile form which will show us who you’re highly compatible with. Our matchmaker will put compatible matches together before the event and make sure you meet your top 5 matches!

It’s kind of like speed dating but only with people who you’re actually compatible with! No more boring speed dating or singles events!

Limited tickets available. Tickets include access to the private party, one beer and 5 introductions. Get your early bird ticket until 8/01/2019. After 8/01/19 ticket prices will go up to $35.

No tickets will be sold at the door.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/single-in-columbia-speed-dating-tickets-64684336592?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR1v9y9p4a4op72jvXxqp0Uks0nln6RFU5pcHWhl7OYuRTNlGyl0_B7kAfY

Gary Allan @ Bell Auditorium
Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm
Gary Allan @ Bell Auditorium

With the allure of a modern day outlaw, Gary Allan has won over fans, peers, and critics with his signature blend of smoldering vocals, rebellious lyrics, and raucous live performances. While becoming a force on the country music scene, Allan has remained true to his artistic voice each step of the way. Allan re-signed with Universal Music Group Nashville in 2016, the label home for the entirety of his twenty plus year career. He is currently finishing up work for his upcoming EMI Nashville release. His last album, Set You Free, topped the Billboard 200 (Pop Chart), a career first for Allan. The album also made its debut at the top of the Billboard Country Album chart (for the fourth time in a row), and produced his fifth #1 country radio chart topper with “Every Storm Runs Out Of Rain.” The California native released his first album, Used Heart for Sale, in 1996 and since then has released eight additional studio albums selling over 8 million albums, 10 million tracks, been certified platinum on three back-to-back albums and been certified gold five times. Allan has five #1 hits at country radio, fourteen Top 10 hits to his credit, and amassed over 1.8 billion total streams. He’s described as “dark and dreamy” in Entertainment Weekly, “soulful and rough around the edges” in Playboy and deemed a “maverick” by Rolling Stone.

Sep
20
Fri
Kid Rock & Hank Williams Jr. @ PNC Music Pavilion
Sep 20 all-day
Midlands Plant & Flower Festival @ South Carolina State Farmers Market
Sep 20 – Sep 22 all-day

Fall is in the air, and the Midlands Plant & Flower Festival is returning to the South Carolina State Farmers Market. Visitors can shop for plants, garden essentials, Certified SC produce, fall décor and much more from a variety of vendors. The Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and offer free gardening advice, and the Market Restaurant will be open for business. This year’s fall festival runs from September 20-22. The festival runs Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Wagons will be available for rent, but visitors are encouraged to bring their own due to a limited quantity.

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