City leaders today kicked off a week-long celebration of what they consider to be the “lifeblood” of community life and development in Columbia. Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin discusses efforts of the city’s community development department. (Photo by Kelly Petty) National Community Development Week celebrates the more than 40 years Columbia’s community development department has worked to support the city’s neighborhoods….
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Don’t miss Northside Christian Academy’s production of Mary Poppins! Friday, May 24th 6:30pm or Saturday, May 25th at 1:00pm. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the school, or at door day of show.
It’s the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest to rescue Mayor Goodway and to run the race in her place. Using their unique skills and teamwork, the pups show that “no job is too big, no pup is too small,” and share lessons for all ages about citizenship, social skills and problem-solving as they make several heroic rescues on their race to the finish line.
But I’m Not A Critic Though (BINACT), the multi-genre platform dedicated to supporting independent music artists, celebrates 4 years of bringing underground talent to the forefront with their annual music showcase. Previously titled, “BINACT Brings the Beats”, this year’s show “The Glow Up” serves as a coming of age for the organization with a larger focus on branding and guest experience. The concert, taking place on May 25th at The Senate in Columbia, SC, features a mixed-genre lineup of some of the best underground talent in the South East. This year’s acts include Illadell, Patx, $pidey, Ray Lejune, Axnt and Chels Blaize and other artists from South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia.
Bring a blanket, chair or take a seat at the amphitheater. Enjoy music with friends and family at the Wyman “Mac” Rish Riverwalk and Amphitheater in West Columbia. Relax and enjoy the view of the Congaree River or take a walk along the beautiful winding trail while listening to the concert! All concerts are free and are great outings for families.
Don Merckle and The Blacksmiths with Jeff Lucero Band
Food Truck: Carolina Cookin’ Southern Fusion
April 26 – Special Friday Night Edition
Brian Conner and Britt Ervin Crosby
Food Truck: Carolina Cookin’ Southern Fusion
The Get Right Band and Dirty Gone Dolas
Radio Cult and Blues Deluxe Band
48 Fables and Admiral Radio
May 25 – Dual Headliners
Prettier Than Matt
Runaway Jug Band
Food and beverages are available for purchase during each concert. (coolers are not allowed)
Dogs are welcome but must be leashed, get along with people and other dogs and be picked up after.
Information on parking and shuttle service is here: http://ow.ly/9J8G30lr6Bi
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.
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.
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.
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.
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