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Jun
9
Sun
Carolina Master Scholars Summer Camps @ Univeristy of South Carolina
Jun 9 – Jul 19 all-day

Summer 2019 Camps
For 6-9th graders and 9-12th grader
Have serious fun this summer at the University of South Carolina’s Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series, our award-winning youth academic program. Meet other academically talented students from across the country as you explore future careers, experience student life at USC and attend fascinating and interactive week long classes.

Jul
15
Mon
Makers Tech Lab – Elementary School: 3rd – 5th Grade @ IT-oLogy
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – Jul 19 @ 4:00 pm

Calling all Makers! This camp is all about building, creating, and exploring in the world of science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics. Campers will bring technology to life using arts and crafts to create games, apps and other cool gear. From building a flashlight to creating a hologram viewer, each build in the Makers Tech Lab will engage a different function of the Micro:bit and SparkFun circuitry kits. Makers Tech Lab is the place to be!

Naranon Meeting @ Anglican Cathedral Church of the Epiphany
Jul 15 @ 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.

Jul
18
Thu
Behind-the-Scenes Tour at McCants @ Townhomes at McCants
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us at McCants and tour the new homes which occupy the historic Fannie McCants Elementary School.

Students last roamed McCants Elementary School’s halls in 1999. Its new life as an eleven-unit townhome development in the heart of historic Earlewood began when renovations were completed by Hill Construction Company in the fall of 2017. Zack Wheeler spearheaded the project with his father, Jeff, the other half of Columbia real estate development company Wheeler & Wheeler.

Heathers, The Musical @ Trustus Theatre
Jul 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Book and Lyrics by Kevin Murphy & Laurence O’Keefe
Based on the film written by Daniel Waters
Directed by Dewey Scott-Wiley
Music Direction by Randy Moore
Choreography by Grayson Anthony
JUNE 28 – JULY 27, 2019

You’ve been asking us for it, and we’re going to give it to you: Heathers, The Musical! Based on the classic 1989 film, Westerberg High is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather, and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark and sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place – six feet under.

Brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, “Desperate Housewives”) and Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde), Heathers The Musical is a hilarious, heartfelt, and (at times) harrowing new show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time. With its moving love story, laugh-out-loud comedy, and unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school, Heathers will be one of Columbia’s most popular musicals of the summer. Are you in, or are you out?

Jul
19
Fri
Dave Matthews Band Summer Tour 2019 @ PNC Music Pavillion
Jul 19 all-day
Dave Matthews Band Summer Tour 2019 @ PNC Music Pavillion

Dave Matthews Band formed in Charlottesville, Virginia, in early 1991 when vocalist/guitarist Dave Matthews decided to put some songs he had written on tape. Instead of simply recording himself with a guitar, he opted to bring in some instrumental help to give his musical ideas more depth.

The band’s first public performances were at a Middle East Children’s Alliance Benefit at Trax Nightclub in March and at the City of Charlottesville’s Earth Day Festival in April. The first official gig for the newly conceived Dave Matthews Band was May 11, 1991, at a private party held on the rooftop of the pink warehouse on South Street in downtown Charlottesville. Regular gigs soon followed at two local clubs – Eastern Standard and Trax Nightclub.

Heathers, The Musical @ Trustus Theatre
Jul 19 @ 8:00 pm – Jul 20 @ 10:00 pm

Book and Lyrics by Kevin Murphy & Laurence O’Keefe
Based on the film written by Daniel Waters
Directed by Dewey Scott-Wiley
Music Direction by Randy Moore
Choreography by Grayson Anthony
JUNE 28 – JULY 27, 2019

You’ve been asking us for it, and we’re going to give it to you: Heathers, The Musical! Based on the classic 1989 film, Westerberg High is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather, and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark and sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place – six feet under.

Brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, “Desperate Housewives”) and Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde), Heathers The Musical is a hilarious, heartfelt, and (at times) harrowing new show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time. With its moving love story, laugh-out-loud comedy, and unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school, Heathers will be one of Columbia’s most popular musicals of the summer. Are you in, or are you out?

Jul
20
Sat
Harbison Heat Concert @ Harbison Theater
Jul 20 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College (HT@MTC) is hosting a summer concert event that begins outdoors in the afternoon and moves inside in the evening. Join MTC Showoff Finalists, The Mobros, and Josh Roberts and the Hinges for “Harbison Heat,” happening Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 4 PM – 9 PM at HT@MTC.

Beginning at 4 PM, there will be an assortment of flavors from local food trucks in the shaded area behind HT@MTC, and MTC Showoff finalists playing originals and covers for the community to celebrate summer. The Showoff finalists include Howling Child (Cassandra Ward), Kierra Gray, and Leven (Christopher Jackson). In addition, representatives from the college will be on-hand to answer enrollment questions or assist in the application process. There are no tickets required for this outdoor part of the event.

The food trucks will include The Blended Bakery, Haute Dog Lady, ME SO Hungry, and beverages from Ed’s Bartending Service. Sarah Dippity will also be on hand for fun face painting and interactive activities for kids of all ages.

The Mobros will kick the concert off at 6:30 PM inside the theatre. The Mobros are a duo from Camden, SC who have gained regional success with releases like “Walking with a Different Stride,” “Carrie Ann,” and more. Their funky music is frequently heard in venues across the state.   

Josh Roberts and the Hinges will close out the evening and headline the main event. Josh Roberts and the Hinges are a 4-piece band out of Charleston, S.C. known for their raw, gutsy sound. Their powerful style includes blues, country, punk, and soul that links harmonies with Roberts’ coarse guitar. Their sound is uncompromising, and they have played hundreds of shows across the country.

Wild Summer’s Night Auction & Wild Game Feast @ Columbia, SC
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

To a crowd of nearly 400 people, we will be auctioning off just about anything anyone could ever want! There are beautiful works of art; jewelry; guided birding and wildlife-watching trips; hunting and fishing excursions, both in South Carolina and other amazing places; guided river and kayak tours; hunting and fishing equipment; and much more. Event will include live & silent auctions, prize drawings & games, wild game feast, open bar, and much more!

MITCHELL LEE @ 1626 on Main
Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm

1626 on Main is thrilled to host Mitchell Lee in concert on July 20th!!
We cheered him on when he was on THE VOICE and we can’t wait to cheer him on in person! Tickets are $10 on Eventbrite or $15 at the door. As always food and drink will be available for purchase.

About Mitchell Lee:
This South Carolina singer/songwriter has come a long way since the days of sneaking in his guitar to the barracks at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. Just before graduation, Mitchell’s mother unexpectedly passed away, drastically altering Mitchell’s plans. Mitchell decided to put his dreams of dental school on hold and explore his new-found passion as a performing musician.