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Weekend Events for Kids {July 29 – 31}

Find out what activities and events are happening around the Columbia area for kids the weekend of July 22-24, 2016!

Weekend Events for Kids in Columbia - Columbia SC Moms Blog

Friday, July 29, 2016


Michael’s Kids Club® Camp Creativity: All About Me

Join us on a summer crafting journey. You won’t want to miss Face Paint Friday! Today make a Foam Bead Bracelet and a Crazy Hat. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during Camp Creativity. $4. Registration required.

Time: 10 a.m. – noon (drop-in)

Location: Michaels, 244 Harbison Blvd, Columbia 29212 or 10204 Two Notch Rd, Suite 2, Columbia 29229


Porkchop Productions: The Tortoise and the Hare

The race is on. Join your favorite characters — and a few new ones — as Porkchop Productions brings the fabulous fable of The Tortoise and the Hare to life. Music, dance and audience participation enhance the tale of a timid tortoise and a boastful hare who learns (the hard way) that it takes more than just speed and skill to be a winner. For more information, call 785-3272. (grades K – 5)

Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Location: Pelion Branch Library


Hands on Art for ages 2 – 5

Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!

Time: 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Location: Richland Library Northeast, Northeast Meeting Room, 7490 Parklane Road, Columbia 29223


Let’s Rock with Molly Ledford!

Activate your songwriting brain with Molly Ledford of Lunch Money. Follow traditional song structures or break all the rules! With guidance from Molly and support from the group, you’ll create a song of your very own. Age Group(s): 13 – 18, Programs for Teens. Register here.

Time: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Location: Richland Library Northeast, Northeast Meeting Room, 7490 Parklane Road, Columbia 29223


Porkchop Productions: The Tortoise and the Hare

The race is on. Join your favorite characters — and a few new ones — as Porkchop Productions brings the fabulous fable of The Tortoise and the Hare to life. Music, dance and audience participation enhance the tale of a timid tortoise and a boastful hare who learns (the hard way) that it takes more than just speed and skill to be a winner. For more information, call 785-3272. (grades K – 5)

Time: 2 – 3 p.m.

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


MINECRAFT: Building Competition

Join the competition to see who can build the coolest and most creative MINECRAFT structures. Prizes awarded in various age categories. For ages 6 & up. Please call 776-0855 or stop by to register. Age Group(s): Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Teens, Programs for Adults

Time: 2 – 4 p.m.

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


Tween Extreme: Outdoor Jamboree

We’re kicking things up outside with fun games and activities for our last summer blast. Registration required. Tween Extreme incorporates young adult literature, crafts, movies, gaming, poetry and books related to tweens — the age group that is considered too old to be labeled a child and too young to be a teenager. For more information, call 798-7880, ext. 3. (grades 4 – 7)

Time: 2 – 4 p.m.

Location: Irmo Branch Library, 6251 St. Andrews Road, Columbia 29212


Pigskin Poets

Down, set, hike! It’s time for Gamecock football! The USC football team, cheerleaders and Cocky are taking the field with Richland Library for an afternoon of stories, games and autographs. The celebration will be lead by popular storyteller, Darion McCloud.

Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Community Event, Drew Wellness Center, 2101 Walker Solomon Way, Columbia 29204


Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Just look at the world around you — such wonderful things surround you — what more is ya lookin’ for?” Indeed — life under the sea is a magical kingdom. Yet, despite the wonders of the sea floor, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel still longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. She bargains with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her mermaid tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends Flounder, Scuttle and Sebastian to restore order.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Town Theater, 1012 Sumter St., Columbia 29201


Summer Movie Series

Free family movie series preceded by family-friendly activities — June 3: Frozen; June 10: Inside Out; June 17: Muppets Most Wanted; June 24: Paddington; July 1: Minions; July 8: The Smurfs; July 15: Shaun the Sheep; July 22: The Nut Job; July 29: Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel St., Columbia 29201


SNOOPY!!! – The Musical

It’s remarkable! Fantastic! Entertaining! SNOOPY!!!, the follow-up to You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, deserves each of its three exclamation points. Based on the world-renowned “Peanuts” comic strip, SNOOPY!!! will delight audiences of all ages with its familiar characters and toe-tapping songs. Day in and day out, Snoopy looks upon the world from atop his doghouse. But this precocious pooch wants to kick up his paws and dance, go to school, write the world’s greatest novel…and much, much more! Tickets are $15.

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: M Space, 530 Lady Street, Columbia 29201


Saturday, July 30, 2016

Moon Bounce Mania

Bounce over to EdVenture to have some fun in multiple new EdVenture bounce houses! Jump away from ghosts in a spooky Haunted House bouncer, celebrate your levitation in a giant Birthday Cake bouncer, explore an Enchanted Castle bouncer, blast off in a USA Rocket Ship, and begin to bounce back into the swing of school in EdVenture’s super School Bus bounce house!

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: EdVenture, 211 Gervais St, Columbia 29201


Kids Club® Monster Bookmark Corners

They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. $2 per child, supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. Registration required

Time: 10 a.m. – noon (drop-in)

Location: Michaels, 244 Harbison Blvd, Columbia 29212 or 10204 Two Notch Rd, Suite 2, Columbia 29229


Family Flick: Cinderella

Beat the heat and bring the whole family out for a movie at the library. We’re watching … Cinderella. Movie rated PG. Children under six must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 798-7880, ext. 3. (all ages)

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Location: Irmo Branch Library, 6251 St. Andrews Road, Columbia 29212


Costume Character Breakfast With Llama Llama

Join Llama Llama for a delightful breakfast in our Café before our Saturday Storytime. Come in store to sign up for this event. Space is limited.

Time: 11 a.m. 

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


Family Music & Movement

Music & Movement is an interactive program that gets children moving to the beat and explores a variety of musical instruments and genres. Bring the whole family out for fun. For more information, call 345-5479. (all ages)

Time: 11 – 11:30 a.m. 

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


BEE Helpful

Make pollinator habitats for solitary bees and wildflower seed bombs. Age Group(s): Programs for School Age Children, 6-8, 9-12.

Time: 11 a.m. – noon

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


Puppets & Stories

Stories, puppets, songs and more puppets. Age Group(s): Children All Ages, Programs for Families.

Time: 11 a.m. – noon

Location: Richland Library Eastover, Eastover Meeting Room, 608 Main Street, Eastover 29044


Peter Pan’s Space Adventure

A long time ago, Peter Pan took Wendy on an adventure to Neverland. Now, Peter is back to take her great-granddaughter, Penny, past the second star to the right and straight on into the depths of the universe. Travel with them to a galaxy far, far away, as they visit an alien planet, rescue the Princess Nebula and confront the despicable Admiral Claw.

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

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


Cigar Box Guitar Making

You got it right. You’ll put together your very own cigar box guitar to take home, tune up and play. Spaces limited, call 776-0855 to reserve your spot. Age Group(s): 13 – 18, Programs for Teens.

Time: 2 – 5 p.m.

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


Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Just look at the world around you — such wonderful things surround you — what more is ya lookin’ for?” Indeed — life under the sea is a magical kingdom. Yet, despite the wonders of the sea floor, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel still longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. She bargains with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her mermaid tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends Flounder, Scuttle and Sebastian to restore order.

Time: 3 p.m.

Location: Town Theater, 1012 Sumter St., Columbia 29201


SNOOPY!!! – The Musical

It’s remarkable! Fantastic! Entertaining! SNOOPY!!!, the follow-up to You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, deserves each of its three exclamation points. Based on the world-renowned “Peanuts” comic strip, SNOOPY!!! will delight audiences of all ages with its familiar characters and toe-tapping songs. Day in and day out, Snoopy looks upon the world from atop his doghouse. But this precocious pooch wants to kick up his paws and dance, go to school, write the world’s greatest novel…and much, much more! Tickets are $15.

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: M Space, 530 Lady Street, Columbia 29201


Sunday, July 31, 2016

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


Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Just look at the world around you — such wonderful things surround you — what more is ya lookin’ for?” Indeed — life under the sea is a magical kingdom. Yet, despite the wonders of the sea floor, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel still longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. She bargains with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her mermaid tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends Flounder, Scuttle and Sebastian to restore order.

Time: 3 p.m.

Location: Town Theater, 1012 Sumter St., Columbia 29201


SNOOPY!!! – The Musical

It’s remarkable! Fantastic! Entertaining! SNOOPY!!!, the follow-up to You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, deserves each of its three exclamation points. Based on the world-renowned “Peanuts” comic strip, SNOOPY!!! will delight audiences of all ages with its familiar characters and toe-tapping songs. Day in and day out, Snoopy looks upon the world from atop his doghouse. But this precocious pooch wants to kick up his paws and dance, go to school, write the world’s greatest novel…and much, much more! Tickets are $15.

Time: 3 p.m.

Location: M Space, 530 Lady Street, Columbia 29201


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