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Wednesday, June 15, 2011
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Trustus Theatre opens Smokey Joe’s Cafe on June 17.

special events


An Artist’s Eye Members’ Preview Party
Thu June 16. 6 p.m. Tour the exhibition, attend a lecture, enjoy light hors d’oeuvres. Members only. Members free. Columbia Museum of Art: 1515 Main St. 799-2810, columbiamuseum.org.

Columbia QuadSquad Rockabilly Derby Prom
Sat June 18. 8 p.m. $8; $5 derby girls. New Brookland Tavern: 122 State St. 791-4413, newbrooklandtavern.com.

Father’s Day
Sun June 19. Free admission to the children of deployed military personnel. All fathers with their children in tow will receive free zoo admission. Riverbanks Zoo & Garden: I-126 and Greystone Blvd. 779-8717, riverbanks.org.

Members’ Night Series
Fri June 17. 6-9 p.m. Zoo open after-hours for members only. Riverbanks Zoo & Garden: I-126 and Greystone Blvd. 779-8717, riverbanks.org.

Repticon and Exotic Animal Show
June 18-19. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat-Sun. $10 adults; $5 children; four and under free. Jamil Temple: 200 Jamil Rd. 863-268-4273, repticon.com.

South Carolina Black Gay Pride
June 24-26. Celebration of the culture, beauty and dignity of black gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders. View website for full schedule. Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center: 1101 Lincoln St. 799-9190, southcarolinablackpride.com.

South Carolina Historic Aviation Week
Through June 18. Family-centered events in honor of the 100th anniversary of flight in South Carolina. Visit website for schedule. 731-3254, schistoricaviation.org.

South Carolina Irish Arts Weekend
June 17-19. Irish music concerts, workshops. Columbia Museum of Art: 1515 Main St. cornerhousemusic.com.

Youth Electronic Synching Project
Fri June 17. 6:30 p.m. Screening event of video campaigns created by students in the program, for at-risk black male students to create public service announcements for local non-profit organizations. Free. ETV Offices: George Rogers Blvd. 737-3212.

farmers markets


All-Local Farmers’ Market
(Saturdays.) 8 a.m.-noon. Features products grown and made locally. 701 Whaley: 701 Whaley St. 269-3241, stateplate.org.

Blythewood Farmers Market
(Mondays.) 2-6 p.m. Blythewood Town Hall: 171 Langford Rd. 754-0501.
City Center Partnership Spring Main Street Marketplace
(Fridays.) 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Boyd Plaza: Main and Hampton. 779-4005, citycentercolumbia.sc.

Community Farmers Market at Brookland Baptist Church
(Fridays.) 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Local fruits and vegetables. Brookland Baptist Church: 1066 Sunset Blvd. 463-1588.

Crooked Creek Farmers Market
(Wednesdays.) 3:30-6:30 p.m. Crooked Creek Park: 1098 Old Lexington Hwy. 345-6181, icrc.net.

Farmers in the Forest Community Market
(Wednesdays.) 3-6 p.m. Richland Mall: Forest and Beltline. 782-9475, farmersintheforest.org.

Farmers Market at Shoppes At Flight Deck
(First and third Thursday.) 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Benefits Meals on Wheels of Lexington County. The Shoppes at Flight Deck: 109 Old Chapin Rd. 957-3602.

Sandhill Farmers’ Market
(Tuesdays.) 2-7 p.m. Clemson Sandhill Research & Education Center: 900 Clemson Rd. 788-5700, clemson.edu/sandhill.

Seeds of Hope Farmers’ Market
(Wednesdays.) 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Capital Senior Center: 1650 Park Circle 779-1971, capitalseniorcenter.com.

Town of Lexington Farmers Market
(Saturdays.) 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Town of Lexington Farmers Market: 116 E. Main St. 356-8238.

political


The Capitol Report: A Legislative Session in Review
Thu June 23. 6-7:30 p.m. Informational forum and summary of the legislative session. Cecil Tillis Center: 211 Simpkins Ln. 446-8981.

Drinking Liberally
(Tuesdays.) 7:15 p.m. An informal Democratic drinking club. Cock N’ Bull: 326 S. Edisto 556-5113, drinkingliberally.org.

Pub Politics
(Wednesdays.) 6 p.m. Live weekly webcast about South Carolina and national politics. pubpoliticslive.com.

tours & talks


Artists Salon Series: Phillip Mullen
Fri June 24. 12 p.m. Columbia-based artist leads gallery tour about his work in the exhibition An Artist’s Eye. Free with museum admission or membership. Columbia Museum of Art: 1515 Main St. 799-2810, columbiamuseum.org.

Columbia Opportunity Resource Table for Six
Tue June 21. 6-8 p.m. Networking event that connects seasoned executives with young leaders. $26; $20 COR members. Blue Marlin: 1200 Lincoln St. 733-1123.

From the Hip-Hop to the Hippy Hop
Thu June 23. 6 p.m. Part of Richland County Public Library Black Music Month. The evolution of hip-hop from culture to business. Free. Richland County Public Library, North Main Branch: 5306 N. Main St. 754-7734, myrcpl.com.

Gallery Tour: An Artist’s Eye
(Saturdays.) 1 p.m. Docent-led exhibition tour. Free with museum admission or membership. Columbia Museum of Art: 1515 Main St. 799-2810, columbiamuseum.org.

Museum Highlights Tours
(Saturdays.) Walking tour highlighting museum exhibits. 11 a.m.; 1 p.m. Free with museum admission or membership. South Carolina State Museum: 301 Gervais St. 898-4952, southcarolinastatemuseum.org.

Youth Leadership Professional Development Conference
June 14-16. Statewide conference. Empowering youth, families and communities. Radisson Hotel: 2100 Bush River Rd. 1-888-771-9404, scacap.org.

comedy


Comedy Is Your Friend
Sun June 19. 9 p.m. Free. New Brookland Tavern: 122 State St. 791-4413, newbrooklandtavern.com.

Faizon Love
June 17-19. 8 p.m., Fri-Sun; 10:30 p.m., Fri-Sat. $20. Comedy House: 2768 Decker Blvd. 798-9898, comedyhouse.us.

Gary Conrad
Thu June 16. 8:30 p.m. $1. Comedy House: 2768 Decker Blvd. 798-9898, comedyhouse.us.

Martin Lawrence: Doin’ Time Comedy Tour
Fri June 17. 7 p.m. $55.50-$125. Township Auditorium: 1703 Taylor St. 576-2350, thetownship.org.

exhibitions


701 Center for Contemporary Art
701 Whaley St., second floor. 779-4571, 701cca.org. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Wed; 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu-Sat; 1-5 p.m., Sun.
• Diana Farfán: The Toy Republic & the Dream Life of Broken Toys. June 16-July 31.

Anastasia & Friends at Free Times
1534 Main St. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon-Fri.
• Go Figure. Through June 30.

Bluetile Skate Shop
631 Harden St. 376-1880, bluetilesc.com. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Mon-Sat; 1-5 p.m., Sun.
• Suspect Your Elders. Through June 30.

City Art
1224 Lincoln St. 252-3613; cityartonline.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Mon-Fri; 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat.
• Lee Monts: Remembrance/Spontaneous Vision. Through July 9.

City of Columbia Backman Gallery
1932 Calhoun St. 545-3093. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Mon-Tue, Thu; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Wed, Fri; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat.
• Constance Reid Cashwell. Through June 30.

Columbia Museum of Art
1515 Main St. 799-2810, columbiamuseum.org. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Tue-Fri; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat; noon-5 p.m., Sun. $10 adults; $5 students; $8 senior citizens (65+), military; kids free. Free every Sun.
• Scenes from the Palmetto Trail. Through July 4.
• Rembrandt: From Sacred to Profane. Through Aug. 21.
• Ink and Paper Printmaking. Through Sept. 18.
• An Artist’s Eye: A Journey Through Modern and Contemporary Art with Sigmund Abeles. June 17-Oct. 23.
• It Figures: The Art of Sigmund Abeles. June 17-Oct. 23.

First Citizens Green Space
Main and Lady. columbiadesignleague.org.
• Jonathan Brilliant: Fields of Good Fortune. Through June 20.

Gallery 80808/Vista Studios
808 Lady St. 252-6134, vistastudios80808.com. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Mon-Fri.
• Laurel Steckel, Ansley Adams & Jaime Misenheimer: Between Intimacy and
Decoration. June 16-21.

South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum
301 Gervais St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tue-Sat; 1-5 p.m., first Sun. 737-8095, crr.sc.gov.
• Shield and Storm: 20th Anniversary of the Persian Gulf War. Through June 25.
• Bold Banners: Early Civil War Flags of South Carolina. Through Sept. 29.

South Carolina State Museum
301 Gervais St. 898-4921, southcarolinastatemuseum.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue-Sat; 1-5 p.m. Sun. $7 adults; $6 seniors, military; $5 children (free 3-).
• The Civil War in South Carolina: The Coming of the Civil War. Through July 22.
• South Carolina Silver: Varieties in Society 1750-1935. Through Aug. 28.
• Animal Grossology. Through Sept. 5.
• Tangible History: South Carolina Stoneware from the Holcombe Family Collection. Through Dec. 31.
• Uncommon Folk: Folk Art from the Collection of the South Carolina State Museum. Through Jan. 15.

University of South Carolina McKissick Museum
816 Bull St. 777-7251, cas.sc.edu/MCKS. Free and open to the public. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon-Fri; 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat.
• Artful Lives: Molas of the Kuna. Through June 25.
• A People of the Land: Lowcountry Portraits by Vennie Deas Moore. Through Aug. 6.
• Under an August Moon: McKissick Museum Annual Art Exhibition. Through Aug. 19.

University of South Carolina McMaster Gallery
1615 Senate St. 777-7480. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mon-Fri; 1-4 p.m., Sat.
• The Celebration of the Book. Through Aug. 4.

film


Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
Fri June 17. 8 p.m. City of Columbia Movies in the Park series. Free. Finlay Park: 930 Laurel St. 545-3100, columbiasc.net.

I Am
June 17-23. 3 p.m., Fri-Sun, Wed; 5:30 p.m., Tue; 6 p.m., Fri-Mon, Wed-Thu; 8 p.m., Fri-Thu. $7.50; $6.50 seniors, students, military; $5.50 members. Nickelodeon Theatre: 937 Main St. 254-3433, nickelodeon.org.

In a Better World
Through June 16. 3 p.m., Fri-Sun, Wed; 5:30 & 8 p.m., Fri-Thu. $7.50; $6.50 seniors, students, military; $5.50 members. Nickelodeon Theatre: 937 Main St. 254-3433, nickelodeon.org.

Midnight Murderama
(Sundays.) 11:45 p.m. Low-budget, ultra-gory, exploitive and horribly acted movies. Free. New Brookland Tavern: 122 State St. 791-4413, newbrooklandtavern.com.

The Civil War: A Very Bloody Affair
June 18-23. 1:30 p.m., Sat-Thu. South Carolina State Museum: 301 Gervais St. 898-4952, southcarolinastatemuseum.org.

literary


Eboniramm
Thu June 16. 7 p.m. Part of Richland County Public Library Black Music Month. Free. Richland County Public Library, Main Branch: 1431 Assembly St. 799-9084, myrcpl.com.

Jonna Doolittle Hoppes
Fri June 17. 7 p.m. Book discussion. The Hall at Senate and Canal: 320 Senate St. 731-3254, schistoricaviation.org.

Mind Gravy Poetry
(Second and fourth Wednesday.) 8-10 p.m.  Open mic poetry.  Artsy Fartsy: 906 Knox Abbott Dr. 608-3057.

music


21 Sounds Concert Series
Wed June 22. 8 p.m. With John Lane, composer; Greg Stuart, percussion. $5. The White Mule Music Pub & Eatery: 1530 D Main St. 661-8199, thewhitemule.com.

Columbia Baroque Soloists
Tue June 21. 7 p.m. $12; $10 students; $6 students. Columbia College Spears Music/Art Center: 1301 Columbia College Dr. 727-8555.

Conductors Institute of South Carolina
Through June 18. 9 a.m.-noon, 1:30-4 p.m., Mon-Sat. Daily sessions with students, master teachers and visiting composers are open to the public. Free. Koger Center: 1051 Greene St. 777-7500, conductorsinstitute.com.

Southeastern Piano Festival
Through June 18. Call or visit web site for schedule of piano concerts. 576-5763, sepf.music.sc.edu.

Sterling Chamber Players
Thu June 23. 8 p.m. $15; $12 advance; $5 students. 300 Senate: 300 Senate St. 252-2001, sterlingchamberplayers.org.

opera


Don Pasquale
Wed June 22. 6:30 p.m. Part of the Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD series. $22; $20 seniors; $15 kids. Regal Sandhill Cinema 16: 450 Town Center Pl. 736-1811, metopera.org.

Macbeth
Sun June 19. 7:30 p.m. Simulcast performance by the Royal Opera House. $25. Carmike Cinema 14: 122 Afton Ct. 781-3048.

Madama Butterfly
Wed June 15. 6:30 p.m. Part of the Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD series. $22; $20 seniors; $15 kids. Regal Sandhill Cinema 16: 450 Town Center Pl. 736-1811, metopera.org.

theater


Smokey Joe’s Cafe
June 17-July 23. 7:30 p.m., Thu; 8 p.m., Fri-Sat; 3 p.m., Sun. $25. Trustus Theatre: 520 Lady St. 254-9732, trustus.org.

recreation


Cayce-West Columbia Jaycees Golf for Hope Golf Tournament
Fri June 24. 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit South Carolina Jaycees Camp Hope. Registration includes green and cart fees, breakfast and lunch, adult beverages and a raffle ticket. $75; $300 per team of four. Charwood Country Club: 222 Clubhouse Dr. 608-3479, cwcjaycees.org.

City of Columbia Adult Basketball Leagues
Registration through July 1. Ages 18 and up; men an women. Eight to 10 game regular season and a tournament. $300 men; $225 women. 545-3100.

Clubs for Camps
Mon June 20. 12:30 a.m. Glenforest School benefit golf tournament. $320 per four-person team. Golden Hills Golf & Country Club: 100 Scotland Dr. 528-4820.

McDaniels Golf Classic
Fri June 17. Benefits Palmetto Health Cancer Centers. VIP reception at Williams-Brice End Zone. Fort Jackson Golf Club: Chesnut Rd. 434-7275, palmettohealthfoundation.org.

Saluda River Kayak Trips
Jul. 27, 2007-Sep. 27, 2011 Call or visit web site for more information. Get Your Gear On: 730 Santee Ave. 799-0099, getyourgearon.com.

Saluda Shoals Quest
Sat June 25. 8:30 a.m. Teams of 4 ages 16 and older will race through Saluda Shoals Park completeing a series of physical and mental challenges. $125. Saluda Shoals Park: 5605 Bush River Rd. 772-1228, icrc.net.

children & teens


Camp Triumph
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Ages 6-15. Weekly field trips, arts, crafts, games and more. Snacks and lunch included. $100 per week. Triumph Church of Jesus Apostolic: 9558 Two Notch Rd. 788-8722.

Driven to Explore
June 14-15. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tue-Wed. Traveling NASA exhibit. Touch a piece of moon rock. EdVenture Children’s Museum: 211 Gervais St. 400-1166, edventure.org.

EdVenture Children’s Museum
211 Gervais St. 779-3100, edventure.org. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tue-Sat; noon-5 p.m., Sun. $9.50 adults; free for members, children under 1.• Toddler Tuesdays. 10 a.m., Tue.
 • Home Safe Home. 11:30 a.m., Mon-Sat; 2:30 & 3:30 p.m, Mon-Sun.
 • Aha Factory. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tue-Sat; 1-4 p.m., Sun.• Kangaroo Crossing. Through June 26.• Run, Jump and Fly! Adventures in Action. Through Sept. 11. • Blooming Butterflies. Through Oct. 8.

Prime Time in the Park
 Hyatt Park: 950 Jackson St.Martin Luther King Park: 2300 Greene St.Greenview Park: 6700 David St. Fridays. 8-11 p.m. Late night teen recreation program. Sports, music, games. 545-3100, columbiasc.net.

Richland County Public Library
 Offers myriad children’s programs and events. Call your local branch or visit web site for more information. myrcpl.com.

Salvation Army Summer Day Camp
 Hosted by the Salvation Army Irmo Corps. Bible study, swimming, crafts, games, field trips and more. $10 per week. Salvation Army Family Thrift Store: 1312 N. Millwood Ave. 466-1071, salvationarmyusa.org.

The Little Mermaid
Jun. 04-Sat June 25. 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. $5. Columbia Marionette Theater: 401 Laurel St. 252-7366.

The Princess and The Pea — Commedia Style
 Call for showtimes. $8. Columbia Children’s Theatre at Midtown Forest Acres: 3400 Forest Dr. 691-4548, columbiachildrenstheatre.com.

Uncommon Art Camp
 June 20-24. 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Mon-Fri. Grades 1-5. Students will create works of art inspired by the folk art of South Carolina. $105; $85 members. South Carolina State Museum: 301 Gervais St. 898-4952, southcarolinastatemuseum.org.

Young Sandlapper Singers Half-Day Summer Camp
 June 20-24. Classes in ear training, music reading, vocal production and ensemble singing. Rising 3rd-8th grade. $80. Forest Lake Presbyterian Church: 6500 N. Trenholm Rd. 38-5481, sandlappersingers.org.

volunteers


Columbia Opportunity Resource and Columbia Urban League Young Professionals
Saturday Day of Service
Sat June 18. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Service project to be completed in a day. St. Lawrence Place: 2400 Waites Rd. 733-1123, ourcor.org.

Harvest Hope Food Bank
 Need volunteers, especially big groups, for large events and packing sessions. Harvest Hope Food Bank: 2220 Shop Road 254-4432, harvesthope.org.

Riverbanks Zoo Toucan Tuesday
Jun. 07-Aug. 30 Two-for-one admission with food or non-perishable food items donation. Benefits Harvest Hope Food Bank. Riverbanks Zoo & Garden: I-126 and Greystone Blvd. 779-8717, riverbanks.org.

Rolling Readers
 Seeks volunteers to read or tutor reading to children. 733-7323, rollingreadersonline.org.

Salvation Army of the Midlands
 Seeks volunteers to serve meals to homeless, sort clothing donations and more. Orientation provided. Call for more information. 667-4943.

The American Red Cross
 Accepting blood donations. Call for a listing of blood drives. Columbia Red Cross Blood Center: 2751 Bull St. 251-6138, 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.

classes & workshops


Beginner Square Dance Lessons for Children, Teenagers, and Young Adults
 Mondays. 7 p.m. Experienced partners will be provided. $5 per class. Yellow Rock Dance Hall: 2211 Platt Springs Rd. 791-9767.

Beginners Introductory Lessons Ballroom & Latin
 (Mondays.) 7-8:30 p.m. Cha cha, rumba, foxtrot, waltz, jive. $6 per lesson. The “Barn”: 680 Cherokee Lane 791-9881.

Carolina Outdoor Cooking BBQ Class
Sat June 25. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Hands-on instructions for BBQ and grilling. Includes lunch and all day BBQ samplings. $200. Blythewood Park: 126 Boney Rd. 984-1798, 360-4700.

Chinese Culture Center
 Offers classes in Mandarin, tai chi, qi gong, massage and more. Visit web site for complete class schedule. 252-9086, chineseculturecenter.org.

Richland County Procurement Office Small, Woman and Minority-Owned Business Forum
Thu June 16. Discuss upcoming opportunites and network. Free. 2020 Hampton St.: 2020 Hampton St. 743-1154.

Take a Plunge and Learn to Swim
 Session 1: June 6-16Session 2: June 20-30Session 3: July 11-21Session 4: July 25-August 4 . Maxcy Gregg Park: 1605 Park Circle. 545-3200.

Take a Plunge and Learn to Swim
 June 7-17; June 21-July 1; July 12-22; July 26-Aug. 5. Greenview Park: 6700 Gavilan Ave. 545-3200.

health & support


Divorce Care for Men and Women
 Wednesdays. 7-9 p.m. Workbook, childcare provided with pre-registration. Free. Christian Life: 2700 Bush River Road 606-2999, christianlifecolumbia.com.

Growing Through Divorce
 Tuesdays. 6:30-8:30 p.m. To assist people whp are approaching divorce or who have divorced. Pre-registration necessary by June 10. $14. Shandon United Methodist Church: 3407 Devine Street 256-8383.

La Leche League of Lexington
 (Second Thu.) 10:30 a.m. Zion Lutheran Church: 26 Corley Mill Rd. 629-5664.

National Alliance of Mental Illness Mid-Carolina Family Support and Connection Support Groups
 Mondays. 6-7:30 p.m. St. Stephens Lutheran Church: 119 N. Church St. 206-2916.

National Alliance of Mental Illness Mid-Carolina Family Support and Connection
Support Groups
 Thursdays. 6-7:30 p.m. Redeemer Lutheran Church: 525 St. Andrews Rd. 206-2916.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Mid-Carolina Family Support and Connection Support Groups
 Mondays. Noon. Support groups for family, friends, caregivers and those with a mental illness. Dorn Veterans Administration Center: 6439 Garners Ferry Rd. 206-2916, namimidcarolina.org.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Mid-Carolina Family Support and Connection Support Groups
 Mondays. 6-7:30 p.m. Support groups for family, friends, caregivers and those with a mental illness. St. Stephens Lutheran Church: 119 N. Church St. 206-2916, namimidcarolina.org.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Mid-Carolina Family Support and Connection Support Groups
 Tuesdays (except 2nd Tues.) 6 p.m. Support groups for family, friends, caregivers and those with a mental illness. Trenholm Road United Methodist Church: 3401 Trenholm Rd. 206-2916, namimidcarolina.org.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Mid-Carolina Family Support and Connection Support Groups
 Wednesdays. 3 p.m. Support groups for family, friends, caregivers and those with a mental illness. Dorn Veterans Administration Center: 6439 Garners Ferry Rd. 206-2916, namimidcarolina.org.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Mid-Carolina Family Support and Connection Support Groups
 Thursdays. 6-7:30 p.m. Support groups for family, friends, caregivers and those with a mental illness. Redeemer Lutheran Church: 525 St. Andrews Rd. 206-2916, namimidcarolina.org.

Tai-Chi Social Club
 (Saturdays.) 3-4 p.m. Visit website to register. Free. University of South Carolina, Gambrell Hall: 728 Pickens St. 252-9086, chineseculturecenter.org.

clubs & groups


Columbia Camera Club
 7 p.m. (First Tue.) Instruction, appreciation and competition of photography. All ages and skill levels. Capital Senior Center: 1650 Park Circle 786-7022, columbiacameraclub.com.

Columbia Writers Alliance
 6:30 p.m. (Second Mon.) Richland County Public Library, Main Branch: 1431 Assembly St. 466-6550, colawriters.com.

Contra Dance in Columbia
Sat June 18. 7-10:30 p.m. All ages and skill levels welcome. No partner necessary. Live band. $8. Arsenal Hill Park Building: corner of Laurel & Lincoln. 760-5881, contracola.com.

Godless Columbia
Jul. 26, 2007-Jul. 26, 2012 7 p.m. (Third Tue.) Socializing and discussion. Nonnah’s: 930 Gervais St. 791-0763.

Let’s Speak English
 Fridays. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Informal English language conversation group. Free. Cayce-West Columbia Public Library: 1500 Augusta Rd. 794-6791.

Let’s Speak English
 Fridays. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Informal English language conversation group. Free. Cayce-West Columbia Public Library: 1500 Augusta Rd. 794-6791.

Support Group for Caregivers
 Thursdays. 1-2 p.m. For people caring for a parent or senior adult. The Waterford: 9370 Windsor Lake Blvd. 699-1121.

The South Carolina Gypsy Queens
 (First Sunday.) Starbucks: 747 Saluda Ave. facebook.com/scgypsyqueens.

spirituality


Child Evangelism Fellowship
Fri June 17. 3-7 p.m. For kids and their families. Food, rides, inflatables, live music. Free. Hyatt Park: 950 Jackson Ave. 798-4405, cef-sc.org/columbiamidlands.

Pagan Round Table
6-8 p.m. (Third Tue.) Mayflower: 1420-10 Colonial Life Blvd. 422-4565.

Word, Spirit and Power Conference
 Sunday, 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; Mon., Tues., Wed., 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 7-9 p.m. Praise, worship, teaching and prayer. Free. Christian Life: 2700 Bush River Road 798-4488, christianlifecolumbia.com.

government meetings

Cayce City Council
 6 p.m. (First Tue.) Cayce City Hall: 1800 12th St. 796-9020, caycesc.net.

Columbia City Council
 (First and third Tue.) 6 p.m. City Hall: 1737 Main St. 545-3045, columbiasc.net/citycouncil.

Irmo Town Council
 7 p.m. (First and third Tue.) Irmo Town Hall: 7300 Woodrow St. 781-7050.

Lexington County Council
 4:30 p.m. (Second and fourth Tue.) Lexington County Administration Building: 212 S. Lake Dr. 785-8103.

Lexington Town Council
 7:30 p.m. (Second Mon.) Lexington County Administration Building: 212 S. Lake Dr. 359-4164.

Richland County Council
 6 p.m. (First and third Tue.) Meetings subject to change. Call to confirm. Richland County Administration Building: 2020 Hampton St. 576-2065, richlandonline.com.

West Columbia City Council
 7 p.m. (First Tue.). West Columbia Municipal Buidling: 1053 Center St. 791-1880.

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