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Weekend Events for Kids {February 10 -12}

Find out what activities and events are happening around the Columbia area this weekend for kids, February 10 – 12, 2017!

Weekend Events for Kids :: February 10 - 12 | Columbia SC Moms BlogFriday, February 10, 2017


Free Fridays at Riverbanks Zoo

Residents of Richland and Lexington counties will receive free admission to the park every Friday during the months of January and February. Guests will be asked to provide a valid driver’s license, property tax statement or vehicle registration as proof of residency.

Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: Riverbanks Zoo, 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia 29201


Hugs and Kisses Storytime

Listen to valentine stories and make a special valentine craft!

Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

Location: Richland Library Wheatley, 931 Woodrow Street, Columbia 29205


Tween Extreme: Lego Club

Join the block party — use your imagination, curiosity and problem-solving skills to build different Lego creations. The Lego Club enhances learning with hands-on activities that promote reading and critical-thinking at all ages. Registration required. For more information, call 345-5479. (grades 4 – 6)

Time: 3:15 – 4 p.m. 

Location: Chapin Branch Library, 129 N.W. Columbia Avenue, Chapin 29036


Books & Beyond: Sock Puppets

Pull on your creative string and create a sock puppet to star in our flash theater production. Books & Beyond is an after school program featuring storytelling, picture books, crafts and other hands-on activities. For more information, call 785-3050. (grades K – 5)

Time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. 

Location: South Congaree-Pine Ridge Branch Library, 200 Sunset Drive, West Columbia 29172


Books & Beyond: Love Stinks

Not down with hearts? Think cupid is stupid? Get your heart pumping with our fun relay race, create holiday crafts and enjoy sweet tasty treats. Books & Beyond is an after school program featuring storytelling, picture books, crafts and other hands-on activities. For more information, call 785-3519. (grades K – 5)

Time: 5 – 6 p.m. 

Location: Swansea Branch Library, 199 N. Lawrence Ave., Swansea 29160


Monster Jam

Truck List: Predator driven by Allen Pezo, Carolina Crusher driven by Gary Porter, Stinger driven by Zane Rettew, Fullboar 2.0 driven by Ed Eckert, Master of Disaster driven by Paul Strong, Prowler driven by Eric Wylie, Incinerator driven by Ryan Rice, and Megalodon driven by Alex Blackwell

Time: 7 p.m. 

Location: Colonial Life Arena, 801 Lincoln St., Columbia 29208


Annie Jr.

The popular comic strip heroine, Little Orphan Annie, takes center stage. This all youth adaptation of one of the worlds most performed musical will entertain and delight both young and old alike! Tickets are $12.00 for adults; $10.00 for children 12 and under. Discounts available for groups of ten or more.

Time: 7 p.m.  

Location: On Stage Performance Center, 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia 29169


Seussical Jr.

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

Time: 7:30 p.m. 

Location: Village Square Theatre, 105 Caughman Ave, Lexington 29072


Saturday, February 11, 2017


Homespun Holidays: Valentine Cards 

Love is in the air — create beautiful, unique Valentine cards for your friends and family. All materials provided. For more information, call 785-2680.

Time: 10 – 11 a.m. 

Location: Lexington Main Library, 5440 Augusta Road, Lexington 29072


Kids Club® designed by Sprout: Valentine Treat Bag

They craft; you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a Valentine Treat Bag project designed by Sprout. Sign up in-store, online or just drop in. $2 per project, supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.

Time: 10 a.m. – noon (drop-in)

Location: Michael’s (locations vary)


Valentine’s Day Storytime

Join us for Storytime and activities in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Featured titles are The Secret Life of Squirrels: A Love Story and Valentine’s Day Is Cool. Don’t miss out!        

Time: 11 a.m. 

Location: Barnes and Noble, Midtown at Forest Acres, Richland Fashion Mall, 3400 Forest Drive, Columbia 29204


Happy Valentine’s Day: Make a Treat for Your Sweet

Bring the family and make treats for those special persons.

Time: 11 a.m. – noon  

Location: Richland Library Southeast, Southeast Meeting Room, 7421 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia 29209


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Join Dorothy on her adventures through Oz. Meet the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion on their way to visit the Wizard. But Look out for the Wicked Witch, she sees everything from her tower in the West! The classic story comes to life; complete with silver slippers, flying monkeys, runaway hot air balloons, and even a trip to Quadling Country (a leg of the journey that is skipped in the movie).

Time: 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.

Location: The Columbia Marionette Theatre, 401 Laurel Street, Columbia 29201


Sun Spotters: Solar Astronomy

Join Sunspot Larry, a NASA Solar System Ambassador and local solar astronomer, as he shares his expertise and specialized equipment to view the sun. Drop by anytime during the program to check out these amazing views of our sun. We will be set up in the upper parking lot.

This program is part of a solar astronomy series where each month we will learn something new about the sun and observe it through special solar-safe astronomy equipment.

Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  

Location: Richland Library, Main Branch, 1431 Assembly Street, Columbia 29201


Sweet on CMA

Come have a love-ly time at the fifth annual Sweet on CMA family fun event. Get creative at art stations, play games, take the “Heart on your Sleeve” costume tour, or try the “Puppy Love” scavenger hunt through the galleries. Get a closer look at garments from duchesses, damsels, and dashing heroes in CUT! Costume and the Cinema and enjoy a live performance of Commedia Pinocchio from the Columbia Children’s Theatre Storykeepers. Sponsored by Dr. Kris O’Neil and Eau Claire Cooperative Health Centers. Free.

Time: noon – 3 p.m.  

Location: Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main Street, Columbia 29201


Family Fun in the Garden: Fairy and Gnome Tea Party

(ages 3–10)

All the little fairies and gnomes are encouraged to join us for tea as we celebrate the magical world in the woods through a craft, games, story and a visit with our fairy friend! All ages welcome. COST: $10 per participant. Tickets required for both child and adult. Plus admission for general public.

Time: 1:30 & 3:30 p.m.  

Location: Riverbanks Zoo, 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia 29210


Annie Jr.

The popular comic strip heroine, Little Orphan Annie, takes center stage. This all youth adaptation of one of the worlds most performed musical will entertain and delight both young and old alike! Tickets are $12.00 for adults; $10.00 for children 12 and under. Discounts available for groups of ten or more.

Time: 2:30 & 7 p.m.  

Location: On Stage Performance Center, 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia 29169

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

Time: 3 & 7:30 p.m. 

Location: Village Square Theatre, 105 Caughman Ave, Lexington 29072


Monster Jam

Truck List: Predator driven by Allen Pezo, Carolina Crusher driven by Gary Porter, Stinger driven by Zane Rettew, Fullboar 2.0 driven by Ed Eckert, Master of Disaster driven by Paul Strong, Prowler driven by Eric Wylie, Incinerator driven by Ryan Rice, and Megalodon driven by Alex Blackwell

Time: 7 p.m. 

Location: Colonial Life Arena, 801 Lincoln St., Columbia 29208


Sunday, February 12, 2017


Free Admission 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 Country for their investments in the CMA and are sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.

Time: 1 – 5 p.m.

Location: Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main Street, Columbia 29201


Annie Jr.

The popular comic strip heroine, Little Orphan Annie, takes center stage. This all youth adaptation of one of the worlds most performed musical will entertain and delight both young and old alike! Tickets are $12.00 for adults; $10.00 for children 12 and under. Discounts available for groups of ten or more.

Time: 2:30 & 7 p.m.  

Location: On Stage Performance Center, 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia 29169


Seussical Jr.

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

Time: 3 p.m. 

Location: Village Square Theatre, 105 Caughman Ave, Lexington 29072


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