Best of the rest: Events for Oct. 3 and beyond

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4

FLU SHOT CLINIC: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at Richland Library Eastover. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people across the United States end up hospitalized due to the flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In an effort to offer local residents access to preventive care, Richland Library is once again partnering with Walgreens to offer free, flu shots. Registration is not required. Just drop in during the designated times. Flu shots are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. The flu shot clinics are open to anyone – 12 years and older. Children, ages 12 to 17, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Free. 608 Main St., Eastover, www.richlandlibrary.com

HAY DAY: 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Blythewood Farmers Market. The final night of the Blythewood Farmers Market will be back this year with a fun fall festival! Please join us with your whole family for a final stroll around the market, plus live bands, food trucks, pumpkin painting, and free games for the kiddos. This is our guest appreciation night and we can’t wait to say “thanks” for an amazing 2017 season! Free. 171 Langford Rd., Blythewood www.facebook.com/BlythewoodFarmersMarket

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5

CITYLIGHT CATALYST PRAYER BREAKFAST: 7 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Thursday at Columbia Metropoltan Convention Center. For the past 20 years, the CityLight/Catalyst Prayer Breakfast has served as a networking platform for Pastors, Corporate, Community and Government leaders to create a vision for our community. CityLight Prayer Groups seek to transform local communities by partnering with Churches and other organization to provide hope with our words and help with our hands. No Cost. 1101 Lincoln St. (803) 602-6369

SPEAKER @ THE CENTER: Noon-1 p.m. Thursday at South Carolina State Library. Speaker @ the Center is a free series open to the public. Each event brings a South Carolina author to the library to discuss their writing process and most recent book. This month’s featured author is Kathryn Smith, “The Gatekeeper”. Books are available for purchase and signing at each event. 1500 Senate St. (803) 545-4432, http://readsc.org/speakers

DARSCREAM 2017: 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Baskin Robbins and the whole shopping center community. Fundraiser for the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program. A family fun event; ice cream only $ 1.50 and food vendors, clown cone contest, face painting, bicycle safety, Capital Karate, soccer ball speed radar detector, DARE truck, TV’s “Live PD” officers, kid ID program, mounted police, police helicopter, local celebrities, DJ, live music by the Thunder Pigs and more events. Free. 4711 Forest Dr. www.rcsd.net/dare

BEHIND-THE-SCENES-TOUR: MID-CENTURY MODERN: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at 1400 Block on Kilbourne Street in Heathwood. Get an inside look at former home of Lester Bates, Jr. This architect-designed mid-century modern home is nestled in the Heathwood neighborhood. Current owners will share stories of curating modern furniture on a budget, as well as a few renovation trials and tribulations. This house showcases some of the most quintessential mid-century furnishings designed by Harvey Probber, Florence Knoll, Thayer Coggins, Heywood-Wakefield, Eero Saarinen, and Paul McCobb. The tour includes University of South Carolina professor, Dr. Lydia Brandt to enlighten guests about the architectural style of the home and extensive use of glass and open design concepts to help forge a connection with nature. Designed by Robert Jackson, Jr, whose firm, Jackson and Miller Architects, also designed Palmetto Health Baptist hospital and the former Maxwell Furniture store on Main Street. Take a walk through a home so carefully restored, you’ll feel like an extra from Mad Men. $ 25 for members, $ 30 for members; members only registration until Sept. 28. 1400 Block on Kilbourne St., Heathwood www.historiccolumbia.org/events/behind-the-scenes-tour-mid-century-modern

FIRST THURSDAY ON MAIN: 6-10 p.m. Thursday on Main Street. From the State House to the gallery at City Hall, enjoy art, entertainment, shopping, dining, and all that the Main Street District has to offer! 1200-1700 blocks of Main street. www.firstthursdayonmain.com

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE MARIUS VALDES’ CLOSING RECEPTION: 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday at Richland Library Main. The exhibit, titled “Burd Brains”, showcases more than 40 new pieces, in the form of ink and digital drawings, plus several paintings in preparation for an upcoming children’s book project. Valdes plans to create and self-publish the new title in Fall 2017, which stars an introverted character, named Burd, who is having a bad day and looking for a quiet place to relax. Free. 1431 Assembly St. www.richlandlibrary.com

LEXINGTON LIVE FEATURING LIQUID PLEASURE: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday at Icehouse Amphitheater. Join us for the free concert series Lexington Live featuring Liquid Pleasure. Food and beverage will be for sale. After more than two decades of bringing audiences to their feet, the band Liquid Pleasure, has become a multi-cultural icon. Even from the beginning and through the present, Liquid Pleasure has never desired to follow the dream path of most bands. That is, being a major recording entity. Sometimes when they are traveling on the road, the guys get in a nostalgic mood, remembering the times past. “When we were still playing the college circuit heavily, with groups like Hootie and The Blowfish and REM. The Spinners were even scheduled to warm up for us once,” said veteran member, Melvin Farrington. Although, in 1981, when they did record an album, the band immediately focused back on what had been their mainstay from the beginning: the dance and show circuit. Free. 107 W. Main St. Lexington www.icehouseamphitheater.com

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME: 8 p.m. Thursday at Town Theatre. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “out there” observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three gentlemen vie for her attention, Frollo also embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all. $ 15-$ 25. 1012 Sumter St. (803) 799-2510, www.towntheatre.com

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6

LOURIE CENTER 2017 FALL FESTIVAL: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at Lourie Center. This annual festival is a fun and informative senior wellness expo featuring local senior service representatives, health screenings, flu shots, a free lunch, and an assortment of entertainment and activities. We invite those who are seniors as well as those who have aging parents to visit. Shuttle buses and carpooling are encouraged. The Lourie Center’s Wheels shuttle bus will be providing free transportation to the Fall Festival from Christopher Towers, Finley House, and Marion Street Apartment residences, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. 1650 Park Circle. http://louriecentersc.com/fall-festival-friday-october-6/

HOMESCHOOL FRIDAY: OKTOBERFEST – COLUMBIA’S GERMAN HISTORY: 10-11:30 a.m. Friday at Gift Shop at Robert Mills. In honor of Oktoberfest, students will learn about the history of Germans in Columbia. Germans have made their home in Columbia since its founding days. Students will explore various aspects of German life, including pretzel making and yodeling. We’ll also learn about the contribution Germans made to science and music. $ 5 for members; $ 6 for non-members. $ 8 for both members & non-members at the door. 1600 Blanding St. (803) 252-1770 x 36, jquint@historiccolumbia.org. www.historiccolumbia.org/events/homeschool-friday-oktoberfest-columbia-s-german-history

OCTOBER IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH: 2-3:30 p.m. Friday at Bridges Clubhouse. Mental Health America of SC is sponsoring a special community event with speakers, panel discussions, talent show and refreshments. Free. 2201Commerce Dr., Cayce (803) 609-3031

STATE STREET FIRST FRIDAY ART CRAWL: 6-9 p.m. Friday on State street. The State Street Friday Art Crawl is an established venture put together by the locally owned shop and restaurant owners on State Street and features a revolving lineup of art, music, food, and drink. Take a first, or second, opportunity to see the continuing exhibition at Gallery West. Join the merchants and restaurants on State Street for their First Friday celebration. Businesses on State Street will have specials for the evening. Come enjoy the beautiful view of the city skyline, dine, stroll, and immerse yourself in art! Gallery West, 134 State St. (803) 207-9265, www.gallerywestcolumbia.com

3RD ANNUAL SC MOON FEST MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL: 6-9 p.m. Friday at East Point Academy. Vendors and food trucks, live performances, children’s games and crafts. Free; unless you partake in games or purchase food or items. 1401 Leaphart St., West Columbia

SALLY PEEK WITH NANA BAGS TRUNK SHOW: 6-9 p.m. Friday at Gallery West. Sally Peek of Nana Bags will be bringing her beautifully designed and skillfully made bags for your delight and purchase. Free to attend. 134 State St., West Columbia (803) 207-9265, www.gallerywestcolumbia.com

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME: 8 p.m. Friday at Town Theatre. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “out there” observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three gentlemen vie for her attention, Frollo also embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all. $ 15-$ 25. 1012 Sumter St. (803) 799-2510, www.towntheatre.com

TWELTH NIGHT: 8 p.m. Friday at Drayton Hall Theatre. One of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. A madcap tale of mistaken identity and unrequited love. After a shipwreck, twins Sebastian and Viola become stranded — and separated — on the island kingdom of Illyria. To survive, Viola disguises herself as a man (Cesario), so she can work for the nobleman Orsino, whom she secretly loves. Her new identity piques the romantic interest of the Lady Olivia, who is being courted by Orsino. When Viola’s long-lost brother shows up and is mistaken by Olivia as Cesario, the love triangle becomes even more delightfully entangled. $ 15-$ 22. 1214 College St. (803) 777-2551, http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/thea/draytonhall

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7

CAROLINA WILDLIFE CENTER/DEVINE CINNAMON ROLL DELI FRIEND RAISER: 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Devine Cinnamon Roll Deli. Come and meet the staff and education ambassador animals of Carolina Wildlife Center. We will be raffling off a giant delicious cinnamon roll to raise funds for food, medicine and rehabilitation for the 3700 wildlife patients we take in every year. Please join us for the fun, educational family friendly event. 2617 Devine St. www.carolinawildlife.org

PRESERVATION WORKSHOP–DO’S AND DON’TS OF HISTORIC HOME RENOVATION: 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday at Seibels House. Historic Columbia and the Committee for the Restoration and Beautification of Randolph Cemetery (CRBRC) will host a preservation workshop to explore the ins and outs of renovating and maintaining a historic house. The workshop, led by Sean Stucker, director of facilities for Historic Columbia, and Staci Richey, owner of Access Preservation (which specializes in window restoration) and board member of the CRBRC, will lead attendees through a presentation and discussion that offers tips for success and that examines how to plan, to outline, and to manage a home rehab project. Participants will go on to explore work done over the centuries at the Seibels House and will have the chance to check out ongoing and recent renovations at several neighboring properties. Light refreshments will be provided. $ 5 for members and $ 10 for non-members. 1601 Richland St. (803) 252-1770 x 23, www.historiccolumbia.org/events/preservation-workshop-do%E2%80%99s-and-don%E2%80%99ts-of-historic-home-renovation

STORYTIME WITH ANIKA DENISE: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Richland Library Main. Take part in a storytime with Anika Denise, author of several critically acclaimed books for young readers. Get a sneak peek of her newest book, “Starring Carmen!”, a vibrantly illustrated picture book featuring a young hispanic girl with a flair for the dramatic. Free. 1431 Assembly St. www.richlandlibrary.com

CONGAREE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday at Historic Columbia Speedway. The 10th annual Congaree Bluegrass Festival will feature top-quality bluegrass bands that performed at our very first festival ten years ago. There will also be a free children’s area with bouncy houses and hay rides around the historic track. There will be the always popular festival food, Cloggers, a car cruise in and much more making it suitable for families of all ages. This two day event will give you the best in bluegrass music. Sunday is the Gospel Bluegrass Gathering, which will be an afternoon filled with great food and Gospel music. $ 10. Kids 12 and under, military/veterans and their families and Cayce residents are free. 2001 Charleston Hwy, Cayce www.congareebluegrassfestival.org

JOHN CELY SIGNS NEW BOOK ON THE CONGAREE NATIONAL PARK: 4-5:30 p.m. Saturday at Books on Broad. Located in central South Carolina, only a few miles from the capital city of Columbia, Congaree National Park is the largest old-growth bottomland hardwood forest left in the country and one of the most biologically diverse parks within the national park system. Nearly 100 species of trees have been documented within the park, almost as many as in the entire Pacific Northwest. The park has one of the tallest hardwood forests anywhere in the temperate world and features numerous trees of record-setting proportions, a distinction that has earned it the name “Forest of Champions.” In John Cely’s new book, “Congaree National Park” — part of the Images of Modern America from Arcadia Publishing, Cely discusses the early history of the area that later became the Congaree National Park, shows efforts to protect it from logging by a citizen’s grassroots campaign, traces the park’s early beginnings and development, and illustrates some of the park’s notable flora and fauna. John E. Cely, a native of Columbia, South Carolina, is a retired wildlife biologist and still-active naturalist who has been exploring the Congaree National Park for more than 40 years. He graduated from Clemson University twice, and currently serves on the board of directors of the Friends of Congaree Swamp. He is also a member of the COWASEE Basin Task Force. He lives in Columbia with his wife, Margaret, and two Jack Russell terriers, Buster and Belle. Free; books will be available for purchase and autographing. 944 Broad St., Camden. (803) 713-7323, www.booksonbroad.com

BEFORE YOU SAY I DO: 8 p.m. Saturday at Township Auditorium. Stage play. $ 51-$ 36. 1703 Taylor St. www.thetownship.org

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME: 8 p.m. Saturday at Town Theatre. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “out there” observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three gentlemen vie for her attention, Frollo also embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all. $ 15-$ 25. 1012 Sumter St. (803) 799-2510, www.towntheatre.com

TWELTH NIGHT: 8 p.m. Saturday at Drayton Hall Theatre. One of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. A madcap tale of mistaken identity and unrequited love. After a shipwreck, twins Sebastian and Viola become stranded — and separated — on the island kingdom of Illyria. To survive, Viola disguises herself as a man (Cesario), so she can work for the nobleman Orsino, whom she secretly loves. Her new identity piques the romantic interest of the Lady Olivia, who is being courted by Orsino. When Viola’s long-lost brother shows up and is mistaken by Olivia as Cesario, the love triangle becomes even more delightfully entangled. $ 15-$ 22. 1214 College St. (803) 777-2551, http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/thea/draytonhall

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8

CONGAREE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Historic Columbia Speedway. The 10th annual Congaree Bluegrass Festival will feature top-quality bluegrass bands that performed at our very first festival ten years ago. There will also be a free children’s area with bouncy houses and hay rides around the historic track. There will be the always popular festival food, Cloggers, a car cruise in and much more making it suitable for families of all ages. Sunday is the Gospel Bluegrass Gathering, which will be an afternoon filled with great food and gospel music. Free. 2001 Charleston Hwy, Cayce. www.congareebluegrassfestival.org

PALMETTO CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING: SHOWDOWN AT THE VALLEY II FEAT. THE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL EXPRESS: 2 p.m. Sunday at Spring Valley High School. The hottest professional wrestling company returns to Spring Valley, featuring WWE Hall of Famers “The Rock ‘N’ Roll Express” in action in Columbia for the first time in 20 years! $ 15 floor seats, $ 10 general admission bleachers. 120 Sparkleberry Ln. (803) 530-1969

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME: 3 p.m. Sunday at Town Theatre. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “out there” observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three gentlemen vie for her attention, Frollo also embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all. $ 15-$ 25. 1012 Sumter St. (803) 799-2510, www.towntheatre.com

TWELTH NIGHT: 8 p.m. Sunday at Drayton Hall Theatre. One of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. A madcap tale of mistaken identity and unrequited love. After a shipwreck, twins Sebastian and Viola become stranded — and separated — on the island kingdom of Illyria. To survive, Viola disguises herself as a man (Cesario), so she can work for the nobleman Orsino, whom she secretly loves. Her new identity piques the romantic interest of the Lady Olivia, who is being courted by Orsino. When Viola’s long-lost brother shows up and is mistaken by Olivia as Cesario, the love triangle becomes even more delightfully entangled. $ 15-$ 22. 1214 College St. (803) 777-2551, http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/thea/draytonhall

MONDAY, OCTOBER 9

MANN-SIMONS SITE VOLUNTEER TRAINING: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday at Mann-Simons Site. Historic Columbia invites the public to help share the history of the Mann-Simons family and become a volunteer tour guide of the newly interpreted site. This training session will consist of the following: a sample tour of the site, an overview of the family, history of the site, broad topics related to the site- Slavery, Jim Crow, Civil Rights and Urban Renewal, and a day in the life of a volunteer, which will cover logistics of giving tours and other opportunities at the site. Volunteer training is free. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided at the training. Free. 1403 Richland St. www.historiccolumbia.org/events/mann-simons-site-volunteer-training

UPCOMING EVENTS

TIM CONROY BOOK LAUNCH – THEOLOGIES OF TERRAIN: 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at Immaculate Consumption. Chapin-based boutique publishing company, Muddy Ford Press, announces a new series of books, “The Laureate Series”, with the publication of “Theologies of Terrain” by Tim Conroy, edited by Columbia poet laureate, Ed Madden. At the launch party Conroy will read from the publication. “The purpose of The Laureate Series is to celebrate the tradition of poetry that is born to South Carolinians and to promote and honor the relationship between mentor and protégé, advocate and postulant, poet and poet,” says publisher Dr. Robert Jolley. Poets laureate in South Carolina are invited to work independently with a poet of their choice who has not yet had a book of poetry published. Muddy Ford Press will publish the new author’s book and provide her or him with a number of copies of the book, as well as arrange for readings and promotion of the book. Free. 933 Main St. www.facebook.com/events/1931898847061513

LEX CO MASTER GARDENER VOLUNTEERS PROGRAM: PROPAGATION: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at Cayce-W Columbia branch Library. This GLaM (Garden Like a Master) program will lead you to discover an inexpensive and easy way to get new plants from plants you already have. A Lexington Co Master Gardener Volunteer (LCMGV) will discuss propagation from seeds, cuttings, layering and other methods. Free. 1500 Augusta Rd. West Columbia. www.LCMGV.org

MONSIEUR MAYONNAISE: 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at The Nickelodeon Theatre. An audacious documentary, offering an utterly unique take on Nazis, comics and history. Filmmaker Philippe Mora uncovers his father’s remarkable friendship with Marcel Marceau and how the two of them saved thousands of Jewish lives by stuffing secret resistance documents in baguettes dripping with garlicky mayonnaise that Nazi border guards would refuse to handle. $ 11. 1607 Main St. www.columbiajewishfilmfestival.com

TWELTH NIGHT: 8 p.m. Oct. 10 at Drayton Hall Theatre. One of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. A madcap tale of mistaken identity and unrequited love. After a shipwreck, twins Sebastian and Viola become stranded — and separated — on the island kingdom of Illyria. To survive, Viola disguises herself as a man (Cesario), so she can work for the nobleman Orsino, whom she secretly loves. Her new identity piques the romantic interest of the Lady Olivia, who is being courted by Orsino. When Viola’s long-lost brother shows up and is mistaken by Olivia as Cesario, the love triangle becomes even more delightfully entangled. $ 15-$ 22. 1214 College St. (803) 777-2551, http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/thea/draytonhall

SC STATE FAIR: Noon-10 p.m. at the SC State Fair Grounds. Its the first day of the 148th annual state fair. Each October, the fair brings you 12 days of exhibits, competitions, food, rides, and big name entertainment! Today admission is just $ 1. 1200 Rosewood Dr. www.scstatefair.org

FLU SHOT CLINIC: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 11 at Richland Library North Main. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people across the United States end up hospitalized due to the flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In an effort to offer local residents access to preventive care, Richland Library is once again partnering with Walgreens to offer free, flu shots. Registration is not required. Just drop in during the designated times. Flu shots are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. The flu shot clinics are open to anyone – 12 years and older. Children, ages 12 to 17, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Free. 5306 North Main St., www.richlandlibrary.com

TWELTH NIGHT: 8 p.m. Oct. 11 at Drayton Hall Theatre. One of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. A madcap tale of mistaken identity and unrequited love. After a shipwreck, twins Sebastian and Viola become stranded — and separated — on the island kingdom of Illyria. To survive, Viola disguises herself as a man (Cesario), so she can work for the nobleman Orsino, whom she secretly loves. Her new identity piques the romantic interest of the Lady Olivia, who is being courted by Orsino. When Viola’s long-lost brother shows up and is mistaken by Olivia as Cesario, the love triangle becomes even more delightfully entangled. $ 15-$ 22. 1214 College St. (803) 777-2551, http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/thea/draytonhall

SISTERCARE SONG BIRD CAFE: 6-8 p.m. reception; 8-10 p.m. music. Oct. 12 at USC Alumni Center. Join Edwin McCain, Kevn Kinney of Drivin N Cryin, and Emerson Hart of Tonic for a night of songs and acoustic guitars while enjoying the best southern cuisine with heavy hors d’oeuvres, open beer and wine bar, dessert station, and valet parking. $ 100. 900 Senate St. www.sistercare.org/events

SPIRITS ALIVE!: 6-9:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at Elmwood Cemetery. Grab your flashlight and join Historic Columbia and Elmwood Cemetery staff for guided tours presenting some of Columbia’s eerie and peculiar past by the light of the moon! Different than the regular monthly tours, Spirits Alive! Cemetery Tours feature costumed tour guides, snacks and other Halloween-related activities. Admission includes tour of Elmwood Cemetery and light snacks. Reservations required. Tours begin every 30 minutes, and the last tour starts at 8:30 p.m. $ 8, adult and $ 4, youth for HC Members; $ 12, adult and $ 6, youth for non-members. 501 Elmwood Ave. www.historiccolumbia.org/events/spirits-alive

LEXINGTON LIVE FEATURING FINESSE: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at Icehouse Amphitheater. Join us for the free concert series Lexington Live featuring Finesse. Food and beverage will be for sale. Comprised of some of the very best musicians in the Carolinas, The Finesse Band will keep the party rolling with a blend of Motown, R&B, and Soul material. Professionals to the core, Finesse will make sure your event receives the dedication, effort, and talent it deserves from its band, and then some! This band has an incredible stage presence, radiating energy through every song from start to finish. They’re guaranteed to keep any house rocking all night long. This high-energy band makes it their goal to make every event one to remember, and that’s a goal they achieve with gusto time after time. Free. 107 W Main St. Lexington www.icehouseamphitheater.com

CHONDA PIERCE “GETTING BACK TO FUNNY TOUR”: 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:15 p.m.) Oct. 12 at Trinity Baptist Church. The best-selling female comedian of all time and beloved “Queen of Clean,” Chonda Pierce brings her “Getting Back To Funny” Tour to Cayce. Filled with uplifting and encouraging laughter and music, the evening will also feature singer/songwriter, actress and author Karyn Williams. Tickets range from $ 24-$ 49.50. 2003 Charleston Hwy, Cayce. (800) 965-9324, www.itickets.com

TWELTH NIGHT: 8 p.m. Oct. 12 at Drayton Hall Theatre. One of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. A madcap tale of mistaken identity and unrequited love. After a shipwreck, twins Sebastian and Viola become stranded — and separated — on the island kingdom of Illyria. To survive, Viola disguises herself as a man (Cesario), so she can work for the nobleman Orsino, whom she secretly loves. Her new identity piques the romantic interest of the Lady Olivia, who is being courted by Orsino. When Viola’s long-lost brother shows up and is mistaken by Olivia as Cesario, the love triangle becomes even more delightfully entangled. $ 15-$ 22. 1214 College St. (803) 777-2551, http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/thea/draytonhall

JASPER VARIETY SHOW AND MAGAZINE RELEASE PARTY: 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at Tapp’s Arts Center. In the spirit of classic variety and talk shows, the Jasper Project will celebrate the release of the Fall 2017 issue of Jasper Magazine with our first ever variety show, hosted by 2017 JAY finalist in theatre Mandy Applegate Bloom, and featuring stars from the current and previous issues of Jasper Magazine. The evening will be simple, casual, intimate, and decidedly lo-tech. Sort of like eavesdropping on conversations between Mandy and our guests in a comfy living room setting as they talk about their work, what inspires them as artists, and where they hope to see their art go. The added bonus is that not only will there be interviews but there will be performances, too. The night will feature Jasper cover artist Dogon Krigga, Kayla Cahill and The Mothers sketch and improve comedy troupe, Mark Rapp, Andrew Stinson, the 12 finalists for Jasper Artists of the Year, the top ten selected filmmakers from 2nd Act Film Festival, Michael Krajewski with some interactive audience antics, and the guest list keeps growing.There will be a cash bar operated by Tapp’s Arts Center. $ 10. 1644 Main St. www.JasperProject.org

SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: NEW MUSIC CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at USC School of Music Recital Hall. The Southern Exposure New Music Series is devoted to exploring the rich variety of contemporary classical and world music written in the past 30 years and masterworks of the 20th century. The season opens with American Postcards Invoke, a bowed and fretted string quartet. Arrive early as hall fills to capacity for this popular series. Free. 813 Assembly St. www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/music/concerts_and_events/southern_exposure/index.php

TWELTH NIGHT: 8 p.m. Oct. 13 at Drayton Hall Theatre. One of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. A madcap tale of mistaken identity and unrequited love. After a shipwreck, twins Sebastian and Viola become stranded — and separated — on the island kingdom of Illyria. To survive, Viola disguises herself as a man (Cesario), so she can work for the nobleman Orsino, whom she secretly loves. Her new identity piques the romantic interest of the Lady Olivia, who is being courted by Orsino. When Viola’s long-lost brother shows up and is mistaken by Olivia as Cesario, the love triangle becomes even more delightfully entangled. $ 15-$ 22. 1214 College St. (803) 777-2551, http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/thea/draytonhall

KINGSMEN BREAKFAST: 8-10 a.m. Oct. 14 at Christian Life Church, Kidz Auditorium. Guest Speaker: Jimmy Tarrant, inspirational speaker and author. Come for a great breakfast, meet new friends, and hear Jimmy share his heart. Be encouraged as you worship, laugh together, receive pray, and pray for each other. Guys of all ages are invited. Please let us know how many you will be coming with. Suggested donation: $ 3-5 per meal. Sign-up in lobby or contact: Gary Shull, (803) 238-7795, shullg@bellsouth.net. 2700 Bush River Rd. www.ChristianLifeColumbia.com. Visit Jimmy’s website: www.ManhoodMinistries.com

STEP IT UP WALK: 8:30 a.m. Oct. 14 at Drew Wellness Center. The Columbia chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of SC will have our 2nd annual Step it up Walk for the meet the blind month. Registration is from 8:30 to 9 a.m. and the walk will begin at 9 a.m. Be sure to bring a friend, neighbor or another family member to enjoy this great event! $ 20. 2101 Walker Solomon Way. (803) 603-2098, Tiffiny Mitchell, president. www.nfbofsc.org

HARLEY HAVEN 2018 OPEN HOUSE: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 14 at Harley Haven. Help Harley Haven celebrate 27 years of business and check out the brand new 2018 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles! Demo rides 9-11 a.m., live music 1-4 p.m. with food, drinks, vendors and much more. 941 Western Ln. Irmo (803) 781-1837, www.harley-haven.com

“SHARE THE COLOR” FOOD WORKSHOPS – HANDS-ON FAMILY ACTIVITY: 10-11 a.m. Oct. 14 at Subway restaurant. Timed around “World Food Day” (Oct. 16), the “Share the Color” food workshops will cover basic nutrition information with a hands-on sub making activity and free lunch. Children will also receive a take-home food explorer coloring book. Space is limited and registration is required through Eventbrite. Free. 432 McNulty St., Blythewood. https://sharethecolor-midlands.eventbrite.com

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION FUNDRAISING CARNIVAL: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; yard sale begins at 8 a.m. Oct. 14 at The Columbia Presbyterian Community Home. Please join us for a day of family fun! Attractions will include games, food, raffles, a petting zoo, shopping, a yard sale, live music and so much more. Free. 700 DaVega Dr. (803) 227-8931, www.preshomesc.org

NEWBERRY HARVEST FESTIVAL: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 14 at Enoree River Winery. Enjoy an afternoon at the winery, located just 30 minutes northwest of Columbia. Enoree River Winery’s 6th annual Wine Festival will feature (for the first time!) five local wineries, two live bands, food trucks and more. Returning guests: Proverbs 31 Winery, CityScape Winery and Mercer House Estate Winery, along with newly opened Old Rock Quarry Winery will start pouring at noon. Guests are welcome to relax in the winery on blankets and chairs as musical favorites, The Time Pirates, and festival newcomers, Passing Worth, take the stage. Hungry? Columbia food truck, Disco Pig Barbecue, will be serving barbecue and franks all afternoon. Plus, don’t forget to browse the fine arts and handcrafted items that will be on display. Early bird: adult, $ 25; under 21, $ 10; under 5 free. After Sept. 30: adult, $ 30. 1650 Dusty Rd., Newberry www.enoreeriverwinery.com/shop-online-1

FLU SHOT CLINIC: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 14 at Richland Library Edgewood Outpost. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people across the United States end up hospitalized due to the flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In an effort to offer local residents access to preventive care, Richland Library is once again partnering with Walgreens to offer free, flu shots. Registration is not required. Just drop in during the designated times. Flu shots are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. The flu shot clinics are open to anyone – 12 years and older. Children, ages 12 to 17, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Free. 2336 Elmwood Ave., www.richlandlibrary.com

TWELTH NIGHT: 8 p.m. Oct. 14 at Drayton Hall Theatre. One of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. A madcap tale of mistaken identity and unrequited love. After a shipwreck, twins Sebastian and Viola become stranded — and separated — on the island kingdom of Illyria. To survive, Viola disguises herself as a man (Cesario), so she can work for the nobleman Orsino, whom she secretly loves. Her new identity piques the romantic interest of the Lady Olivia, who is being courted by Orsino. When Viola’s long-lost brother shows up and is mistaken by Olivia as Cesario, the love triangle becomes even more delightfully entangled. $ 15-$ 22. 1214 College St. (803) 777-2551, http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/thea/draytonhall

DOLLAR SUNDAY: WOODROW WILSON FAMILY HOME: 1-4 p.m. Oct. 15 at The Gift Shop at Robert Mills. Residents of Richland and Lexington Counties are invited to take a guided tour of one of our historic house museums for just $ 1! This month, visit the Woodrow Wilson Family Home. General admission prices apply for any house tours after the first. Walk-ins welcome! Tours leave at the top of the hour. Purchase admission and meet for tours at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills. $ 1. 1616 Blanding St. www.historiccolumbia.org/events/dollar-sunday-WWFH-2

SUNDAY SHORTS, FEATURING JOE’S VIOLIN AND SC STUDENT SHORT FILM COMPETITION AWARDS: 2 p.m. Oct. 15 at The Nickelodeon Theatre. Joe’s Violin, an Oscar nominated short, tells the story of a 91 year old Holocaust survivor who donates a violin, acquired in exchange for a pack of cigarettes in a displaced persons camp, to a 12 year old girl in the Bronx. The film shows how the power of music can bring light in the darkest of times and how a small act can have a great impact. Free. 1607 Main St. www.columbiajewishfilmfestival.com

USC WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT: 4 p.m. Oct. 15 at Koger Center for the Arts. Join conductor Tonya Mitchell and trombonist Michael Wilkinson, the USC School of Music’s newest faculty members, as they make their Koger Center debuts. Steven Bryant’s virtuosic new trombone concerto, commissioned by the USC Wind Ensemble, will receive its USC premiere. Free. 1051 Greene St. www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/music/ensembles/usc_bands/concert_bands/wind_ensemble_2017_18_season.php

THE LAST LAUGH: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at The Nickelodeon Theatre. An A-list roster of comedians, including Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Sarah Silverstein and Chris Rock, as well as Holocaust survivors, ponder the controversial outer limits of comedy and more specifically, Holocaust humor. Archival material is used throughout the film which will surely create lively post-viewing discussions. $ 11. 1607 Main St. www.columbiajewishfilmfestival.com

ONGOING EVENTS

CHAPIN FARMER’S MARKET: 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. the first Saturdays of the month through October 7. On the 100 block of Clark Street, downtown. Chapin residents have a new place to buy fresh produce, handmade items like candles and soaps, and participate in interactive demonstrations that promote healthy eating and active lifestyles. The market will provide opportunities for locals to access fresh produce, meats and other related agricultural products along with some handmade arts and crafts, health and wellness information, and live music. www.chapinsc.com

PUMPKIN PATCH: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays and 1-7 p.m. Sundays, thru Oct. 31 at St. John’s United Methodist Church. Our Pumpkin Patch is a fundraiser to support local missions in our community. We have pumpkins in all shapes and sizes. Bring your family and friends. Have your photo taken in the Patch! Pumpkin prices range from $ 4-$ 30. 513 West Church St., Batesburg. (803) 532-6968

SHEPHERD’S CENTER OF ST. ANDREWS: ADVENTURES IN LEARNING FALL SESSION: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 14 at Ashland United Methodist Church. Adventures in Learning is an all-volunteer interfaith learning program for people aged 50 and above. The registration fee gives members a choice of classes and activities at each hour. A variety of classes, both serious and light, is available. Teachers include professors, active and retired, from USC and Columbia College, as well as experts from the community with specific areas of knowledge. Offerings this session include Gifts of the World’s Great Religions, Confederates and Controversy, Shakespeare and the Nature of Evil, Beginning Bridge, Chair Yoga, Origins of Rock n Roll, Line Dancing, Ukulele, Continuing Spanish, and Digging Up the Past: Archaeology in South Carolina. $ 35 for all sessions; lunch available for an additional $ 7; weekly. 2600 Ashland Rd. (803) 731-9394, www.shepherdscenterofstandrews.org

ART CLASSES: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m. Monday thru Saturdays at City Art. Art classes for adults, usually one day per week for six weeks. Some one day Saturday workshops. Watercolor painting, oil painting and specialty workshops. Cost varies. 1224 Lincoln St. www.cityartonline.com

OPEN MIC NIGHT/SIN NIGHT: 8 p.m.-midnight Mondays at World of Beer. WOB is hosting an open mic night. Come out and jam or enjoy some live tunes with David Sink! Also, try one of our mouthwatering sliders or Guiness Brats for only $ 5. Happy Hour is every Monday- Friday 4-7 p.m. and service industry night starts at 8 p.m. with $ 3 house bourbon and house vodka. 902 Gervais St. (803) 509-6020, www.worldofbeer.com/Locations/TheVista

SODA CITY STANDUP OPEN MIC: 8:30 p.m. Mondays at New Brookland Tavern. Do people tell you you’re funny? Are you the hit of every house party you attend? Maybe you should try standup. Get your chance at New Brookland Tavern. Free for ages 21 and older; $ 5, under 21. 122 State St., West Columbia. www.newbrooklandtavern.com

STARGAZING ON THE HORSESHOE: 9-11 p.m. Mondays at the Melton Memorial Observatory. The historic observatory on USC’s Horseshoe is currently open to the public on clear Monday nights, weather permitting. Anyone is welcome to stop in and observe through the 16-inch Cassegrain telescope in the dome and other small telescopes on the observatory deck. See the Moon, planets, stars, clusters, and more through our telescopes free of charge! 1429 Greene St. (803) 777-4180, www.physics.sc.edu/melton

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION: 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays at Cayce United Methodist Church. For singles age 55-plus. who find themselves alone, and who would enjoy good conversation with other folks over a cup of coffee, this is for you! It will be an enjoyable time. While Cayce UMC has generously donated the meeting space, this program is not affiliated with the church. Sponsored by Thompson Funeral Home. 1600 12th St., Cayce. Mary Beth Lamey, (803) 996-1023, (803) 995-0068. www.thompsonsfuneral.com

RIVER RAT BREWERY TACO TUESDAYS: 4-9 p.m. Tuesdays at River Rat Brewery. Every Tuesday Chef Taylor prepares some of his famous tacos. Two tacos for only $ 7! Trust us you do not want to miss out. Come get you some! 1231 Shop Rd. www.riverratbrewery.com

SECOND SHIFT TWOSDAYS: 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays at the S.C. State Museum. Visit the museum after-hours for night sky observing in the Boeing Observatory until 10 p.m. Build with Emmet and his Master Builder friends in “The Lego Movie 4-D Experience” at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Also, don’t miss a live sky tour at 6 p.m. and “Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure” at 7 p.m. in the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium. Admission: 2 for $ 10 or $ 5 per person. Planetarium, 4-D Theaters shows and blockbuster exhibit tickets are an additional $ 5 each. 301 Gervais St. (803) 898-4921, www.scmuseum.org

PICKLEBALL: 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Trenholm Park, indoors. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the country although it is 50 years old. It is a fusion of tennis, badminton and ping pong. Equipment provided. Round-robin style of play each week. Good for all ages, but mostly those 18 to 99 play at this weekly event. Free play and free of charge. 3900 Covenant Rd. (803) 787-0216, www.richlandcountyrecreation.com/centers/trenholm-park/

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING: 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Eastminster Presbyterian Church. Good exercise and fun. Classes are Free. 3200 Trenholm Rd. Bill McCullough, instructor, Palmetto Scottish Country Dance Society, (803) 345-0158, billmac85@yahoo.com

WINE TASTING: 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays at The Aristocrat Fine Wine & Craft Cocktails. Join us every Wednesday evening for our weekly wine tasting. Each week consists of different varietals to try. As our vow to support wine culture and encourage future wine lovers in Columbia, our weekly tastings give the opportunity for guests to learn about new wines, experiment with vintages you are unfamiliar with, cultivate your wine knowledge, try before committing to a glass or bottle, and just mingle with other wine lovers or your friends in an upscale atmosphere. $ 5. 1001 Washington St. www.facebook.com/TheAristocratSC

30 SECOND ROCKS: 9 p.m. Wednesdays at Tin Roof. Are you ready to ROCK the Hump? We will test your song title knowledge from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today’s hits! Prizes every round and a chance to win up to $ 250 cash! Hosted by Jonathan Payne. Free and Fun! Come eat, drink and get your rock on! 1022 Senate St. (803) 771-1558, www.tinroofcolumbia.com

CITY ROOTS FARMERS MARKET: 4-7 p.m. Thursdays at City Roots Farmers Market. Shop at City Roots Farmers Market for a great selection of local products from local farmers in a relaxed farm setting. Featuring fresh, organic produce grown at City Roots’ farm, plus Carolina coastal seafood, pasture-raised beef, pork, lamb and poultry, free range eggs, artisan breads and baked goods, organic maize products (grits), fresh milk and butter, and farm-fresh cheese. Enjoy a beverage while you shop; there’s craft beer and wine available for purchase. Each week will feature different food trucks, music, tastings and specials. 1005 Airport Blvd. (803) 254-2302, erin@cityroots.org. www.cityroots.org/city-roots-farmers-market

TRIVIA AT RIVER RAT: 7-8 p.m. Thursdays at River Rat. General trivia with a few brewery questions thrown in for fun. Come early for happy hour, 4-6 p.m. 1231 Shop Rd. (803) 724-5712, www.riverratbrewery.com

KARAOKE: 8 p.m.-midnight Thursdays at Vista Keys Dueling Piano Bar. Join us for a night of karaoke! 700 Gervais St., suite B-2. (803) 317-3676, info@vistakeys.com. www.vistakeys.com

SC STATE FARMERS MARKET: 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays in West Columbia. The State Farmers Market campus in Columbia houses the Phillips Market Center, Consumer Protection Division, privately owned wholesale businesses, farmer’s sheds, The Market Restaurant, and additional state managed wholesale facilities and sheds. Consumers can shop year round for fresh produce, specialty products, and artisan items. The peak season for locally grown produce runs from April through early October. 3483 Charleston Hwy, West Columbia. http://agriculture.sc.gov/divisions/agricultural-services/state-farmers-markets/sc-state-farmers-market/

HISTORIC COLUMBIA’S HOMESCHOOL FRIDAY PROGRAMS: 10-11:30 a.m. on the first Friday of the month. Each month’s program is from and includes hands-on activities while students learn and explore different themes and historic sites with Historic Columbia. Homeschool Friday programs are designed for students of elementary and middle school age levels. Homeschool Friday is open to families and homeschool groups of less than 10 students. For larger groups, we recommend arranging a separate visit to explore that month’s topic. Program participants should gather in the Gift Shop at Robert Mills on the day of the program unless otherwise noted. The cost is per student, with an accompanying adult free. $ 5 for members, $ 6 for non-members and $ 8 for both members and non-members at the door. 1616 Blanding St. www.historiccolumbia.org/events/homeschool-friday-oktoberfest-columbia-s-german-history

OPEN STAGE & BLUEGRASS/ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION: 6 p.m. Fridays at Bill’s Music Shop. Open stage and bluegrass/acoustic jam session every Friday night. Doors open at 6 p.m. Open stage from 7:30-9 p.m. and jammin’ from 9 p.m.-midnight. 710 Meeting St. (803) 796-6477, www.billsmusicshop.com

SODA CITY MARKET: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays on the 1500 block of Main Street. Street market every Saturday morning. Whether you’re shopping for a one-of-kind gift, picking-up this week’s groceries, or spending the morning with family and friends, you’ll find a refreshing mix of local and regional food and craft vendors. Runs year-round, rain or shine. http://sodacitysc.com/

FREE SUNDAYS AT COLUMBIA MUSEUM OF ART: Noon-5 p.m. Sundays at the Columbia Museum of Art. Visit the CMA and pay no admission! Engage your mind and enrich your spirit at the Columbia Museum of Art. Free days are offered in appreciation of the City of Columbia and Richland County for their investments in the CMA and are sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. 1515 Main St. (803) 799-2810, www.columbiamuseum.org/visit

SQUARE DANCE LESSONS: 1:30 p.m. Sundays at The Barn. $ 5 per lesson. First lesson is free. 680 Cherokee Ln., West Columbia. (803) 772-0546, www.thebarnsc.biz

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