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Weekend Events for Kids {September 15-17}

Find out what activities and events are happening around the Columbia area this weekend for kids, September 15 – 17, 2017!

** Events are subject to change. Be sure to click on the event link to verify date and time**

Weekend Events for Kids - September 15-17, 2017 | Columbia SC Moms BlogFriday | September 15, 2017


Columbia’s 31st Annual Greek Festival

Your favorite Greek foods, dancers, bands, and vendors will be back this year! The Columbia Marionette Theatre will perform the “Tortoise and the Hare” in the courtyard of our old Church (corner of Sumter & Calhoun) on Thursday at 7pm,
Friday at 3, 5 & 7pmSaturday at 12, 3, 5 & 7pm and Sunday at 2 & 4pm.

Time: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Location: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1931 Sumter St, Columbia 29201


Toddlertime

Storytime is a fun way to introduce preschoolers to literature. It includes books, storytelling, poetry and songs. For more information, call 785-3519. (ages 2 – 5 years)

Time: 11 – 11:30 a.m.

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


Preschool Storytime

Storytime is a fun way to introduce preschoolers to literature. It includes books, storytelling, poetry and songs. For more information, call 785-3519. (ages 2 – 5 years)

Time: 11 a.m. – noon

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


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


Saturday | September 16, 2017


Columbia’s 31st Annual Greek Festival

Your favorite Greek foods, dancers, bands, and vendors will be back this year! The Columbia Marionette Theatre will perform the “Tortoise and the Hare” in the courtyard of our old Church (corner of Sumter & Calhoun) on Thursday at 7pm,
Friday at 3, 5 & 7pmSaturday at 12, 3, 5 & 7pm and Sunday at 2 & 4pm.

Time: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Location: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1931 Sumter St, Columbia 29201


SAT Prep Workshop Session 2

Join us for the 2nd of a 3-session course to prepare for the SAT exam! Using the strategies and preparation from Session 1, take a full practice test with USC Test Prep instructors. Registration for this program is currently full. If you have any questions, please call (803) 929-3470. Age Group(s): Programs for Teens, 13 – 18

Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

Location: Richland Library Sandhills, Sandhills Meeting Room, 763 Fashion Drive, Columbia 29229


LEAP: Romp & Rhyme Babytime

Literacy, Enrichment and Play (LEAP) is an interactive program for babies and their caregivers that uses books, rhymes, games, fingerplays and songs to encourage literacy through learning. For more information, call 785-2630. (ages birth – 18 months)

Time: 10 – 10:30 a.m. 

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


Kids Club®

They make; you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a fun project. Sign up 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)


Animal Enrichment Day

Watch wildlife in action during this fall favorite. Guests will have an opportunity to see the Zoo’s residents sniff, stomp, pounce and play with tempting treats designed to exercise their minds and bodies.
COST: All activities are free with paid admission or membership.

Time: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Riverbanks Zoo, 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia 29210


Princesses Wear Pants Storytime

In their debut children’s picture book, Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheim team up for a savvy, imaginative story that celebrates fashion and girl power. Join the unflappable Princess Penelope Pineapple as she finds a clever way to get the job done while staying true to herself. Activities to follow.

Time: 11 a.m. 

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


Snow White

Join seven lovable Dwarfs as they retell this classic tale with a few new surprises. When the jealous Queen’s Magic Mirror proclaims Snow White the fairest one of all, she’ll need the help of the Dwarfs and a friendly bear who is more than he seems.  Field trip groups, ask about our puppet making activity. Participants can create either Snow White, a Dwarf, or a Knight! 

Time: 11 a.m. 

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


Sushi Making 101

Do you love to eat sushi? Now make it yourself from scratch! Learn the necessary ingredients and equipment, where to buy them and then roll, roll, roll! No need to bring anything but your hunger for good food and your thirst for knowledge! Age Group(s): Programs for Teens, Programs for Families

Time: 3 – 4 p.m. 

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


Teen Crafternoon

Join us for an afternoon of craftiness. Come to the Teen Area to see the craft we will be making and register for the program (grades 6 – 12). Please call 798-7880 ext. 2 for more information.

Time: 3 – 5 p.m. 

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


Sunday | September 17, 2017


Columbia’s 31st Annual Greek Festival

Your favorite Greek foods, dancers, bands, and vendors will be back this year! The Columbia Marionette Theatre will perform the “Tortoise and the Hare” in the courtyard of our old Church (corner of Sumter & Calhoun) on Thursday at 7pm,
Friday at 3, 5 & 7pmSaturday at 12, 3, 5 & 7pm and Sunday at 2 & 4pm.

Time: noon – 8 p.m.

Location: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1931 Sumter St, Columbia 29201


Dollar Sunday | 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 Robert Mills House & Gardens to see new exhibitions and experience a home built by one of our nation’s most revered early architects. General admission prices apply for any house tours after the first. Walk-ins welcome! Tours begin at the top of the hour from 1 pm – 4 pm. Purchase admission and meet for tours at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills.

Time: 1 – 4 p.m. 

Location: Robert Mills House and Gardens, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia 29201


Storytelling with The I-Pad

Experience the fun you can have with stories and songs using technology.

Time: 3 – 3:45 p.m. 

Location: Richland Library North Main, North Main Children’s Room, 5306 North Main Street, Columbia 29203


Know of a kid-friendly event not listed? Comment below.

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3 Responses to Weekend Events for Kids {September 15-17}

  1. Stefani September 13, 2017 at 9:06 pm #

    Sept. 16: summer celebration of water

    • Tiffany Nettles
      Tiffany Nettles September 14, 2017 at 11:11 am #

      We’d love more information about this event to add to the list. Do you have a link? Thanks!

  2. Jamie September 15, 2017 at 9:35 am #

    Here is a link to the Summer Celebration of Water:

    http://www.summercelebrationofwater.com/

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