Affair of Events: What’s on the Calendar in Columbia?

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Affair of Events: What’s on the Calendar in Columbia?

June 27, 2024 – Columbia, SC – From art enthusiasts to potential lifesavers, Columbia residents are being called for action, with an adventurous roster of events, scheduled across the week. To keep our readers from falling behind, we bring you an easy guide to some highlights that will keep your calendar occupied.

Art and Blood Drive

First on the list, Alexandra’s Art Studio, located at 111 Sparkleberry Crossing Road, offers classes for both children and adults, along with kids’ camps and art group sessions. More information available at On a similar note, the Columbia SC Visitors Center at 1120 Lincoln Street, has planned artist pop-ups on weekends until July 28.

In the mood to save lives? Spring Valley Rotary Club will host a Red Cross blood drive on Tuesday, July 2, at the Grand Hall of Northeast Presbyterian Church, conveniently situated at 601 Polo Road.

Church, Charity and City

On the charitable front, Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church will organize a Vacation Bible School for ages three through fifth grade on July 12 and 13. Do good by signing up at

In city news, the City of Columbia, in partnership with the Columbia Green, will hold a press conference at Benedict Campus Center on July 13. They will announce a bold initiative to plant over a thousand shade trees on private property, free of cost to owners.

Dance, Donations and Festivals

Columbia’s local dance scene is offering an exciting lineup of classes for both groups and individuals. The Palmetto Scottish Country Dance welcomes all ages, every Monday at Eastminster Presbyterian Community Life Center. Adult Ballet classes are also open every Thursday at Columbia Music Festival Association.

Meanwhile, EMS Closet is running a donation drive to help students in Richland School District begin the new school year “dressed to impress”. Drop your donations either at or at 2827 Wheat Street.

Historic Columbia has announced that soul singer Sunshine Anderson will headline their 46th annual Jubilee: Festival of Black History and Culture on September 21 at Mann-Simons Site, 1431 Assembly Street.

Meeting, Clubs and Sports

Invite your family to experience a thrilling Independence Day Celebration with Lexington County Blowfish, Wreaths Across America and Fort Jackson National Cemetery. On-board food round and fireworks are sure to keep everyone entertained.

Lastly, hold your breath for the hotspot events of the year. The American Pickleball Tour will make its triumphant return to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center from Friday, July 19, until Sunday, July 21.

The nonprofits and local clubs are also holding their routine meetings, covering a spectrum of diverse topics, from fundraising and mental health to transitioning veterans and foster families.

As we conclude, it’s important to remember, the more the merrier. Your participation is a critical catalyst in fostering a community spirit, boosting local economy and spreading awareness about worthy causes. Mark these events on your calendar and be a part of the action-packed summer Columbia has planned!

Affair of Events: What's on the Calendar in Columbia?

Author: HERE Irmo

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