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Classical Dance
12th Annual Ballet Stars of New York Gala Performance
The stars return to light up the Koger stage for their 12th year. Stacey Calvert, Associate Artistic Director of the USC Dance Company, once again will stage an evening of classical ballet featuring principal dancers from the legendary New York City Ballet performing in concert with the USC Dance Company.
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Benefit/Fundraiser, Auction
2017 Midlands Heart Ball
Please save the date and plan to join us as we celebrate: our work and mission; our donors and volunteers; and — most importantly — the lives saved and improved because of everyone’s effort. The 27th Annual Midlands Heart Ball promises to be an engaging evening of fun and passion bringing community and philanthropic leaders together. Last year, the Midlands Heart Ball campaign raised just over $200,000 locally, which helped allow us to fund over $123 millon of research and programs across the country and in your community. For additional information please contact our team at midlandsheartball@heart.org Individual ticket sales will begin in December!
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Walking, Benefit/Fundraiser
2017 Midlands Heart Walk
The American Heart Association's mission is to build healther lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Our Heart Walk is that mission in action. Come and join over 5,000 walkers to promote physical activity and heart healthy living all while raising critical funds for our lifesaving mission. Online registration will open in November. For additional information please email MidlandsHeartWalk@heart.org
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Family/Child, Fair/Festival, Expo/Trade Show, Children
2017 Midlands Summer Camp & Activities Fair
The popular Midlands Summer Camp & Activities Fair returns on April 1st to Drew Wellness Center in Columbia! For 2017, expect bigger and better camps, activities and FUN! FREE ADMISSION & ACTIVITIES! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Presented by Macaroni Kid Columbia & Lexington, this FREE event offers kids activities GALORE! Our 2016 event had over 500 attendees! Yes, we were blown away! Expect lots of inflatable fun, face painting, toddler and kids activity zones, tons of make-and-take summer camp crafts, balloon animals and so much MORE! While the kids are having FUN, parents can visit our sponsors, vendors and summer camps who wil be sharing their products and services and summer camp information. So join us and "Plan your Summer Camp Activities all in One Day! Click here to view highlights from the 2016 Midlands Summer Camp & Activities Fair http://bit.ly/2h9ycK1 ATTENDEES WILL: •Register to win educational prizes (free products and services, free summer camp) •Free facepainting, scavenger hunt, arts & crafts, activities and more •Meet admissions professionals, current students and parents from local Preschools and Elementary •Get a free copy of Midlands Kids’ Directory Summer Camp Edition •Learn how to find the right program for your child •Explore different types of day camps, overnight camps, schools, educational philosophies and special programs •Find out about the admissions process, when to apply and what schools look for in applicants •Learn more at www.midlandscampfair.com
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Blues,Fair/Festival
6th Annual Capital City Blues Fest
The 6th Annual Columbia Blues Festival returns with the Blues Is Alright Tour starring Sir Charles Jones, Latimore, Bishop Bullwinkle, Lenny Williams, Roy C, and Lebrado.
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Community Event
8th Annual Oyster Roast & St. Patrick's Day Party
Beer. Wine. Food. Oh yeah, oysters too! The 8th Annual Oyster Roast & St. Patrick's Day Party is one of the Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center's signature spring events you don't want to miss. While you eat and drink, Tokyo Joe will be on the Icehouse Amphitheater stage all night. Ticket price includes all food, oysters and drinks available. The 8th Annual Oyster Roast & St. Patrick's Day Party is sponsored by Lexington Medical Center, SCANA Energy, The SEFA Group, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and Comporium. Want your company to be part of Lexington's largest St. Patrick's Day Party? Contact Sondra Gettys at sondra@lexingtonsc.org or (803)359-6113 ext. 104.
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smooth jazz, music, contemporary R&b, Jazz
A Night of Music with Frank McComb
Performing live in downtown Columbia, SC, International Soul/Jazz Recording Artist, FRANK McCOMB. Guest performance by saxophonist David Glymph. It happens at Nonnah's in the Vista. While you're at Nonnah's, enjoy their delicious desserts and full service bar with a wonderful list of wines. This event offers an up close and personal experience with the man who has worked with many of the music industry's giants including, Prince, Chaka Khan, Najee, Branford Marsalis, George Duke, Phyllis Hyman, Patrice Rushen, and Lalah Hathaway, to name a few. This is a one night only event that you don’t want to miss. Seats are limited so get your tickets now at Eventbrite.com.
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Children's Arts/Crafts, Class/Workshop
After School Art Class
After school art for ages 5 to 11 allows students to work with multiple mediums to create art. The class covers basic drawing skills, color theory and visualiztion of transferring images on paper into 2 and 3 dimensional objects using clay as a medium.
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Children's Arts/Crafts, Class/Workshop
After School Art Class
This class is designed for children ages 5 to 11 as an outlet to explore visual arts in two dimensional and three dimensaional mediums. The students will create works of art using clay, drawing and painting. Some drawings will be used as a template to create a clay project. Students will have a chance to discover clay as an artistic medium and begin to understand the process from start to finish. Minimum of 5 students accepted for class and maximum of 10. All materials, tools and supplies are provided.
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Folk Art/Crafts,Class/Workshop
Altered Book Workshop
Learn to alter used books and turn them into wonderful works of art. Your book and its pages will be your canvas as you draw, paint, rip, burn, fold, stamp, and more. Students should bring an X-acto knife and at least one old hard-covered book to alter.
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