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Weekend Events for Kids {September 22-24}

Find out what activities and events are happening around the Columbia area this weekend for kids, September 22-24, 2017!

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

Weekend Events for Kids - September 22-24, 2017 | Columbia SC Moms BlogFriday | September 22, 2017


Discovery Day: Cuddly Koalas

(ages 2–5) Not many animals look as cuddly as a koala. Come on over, mate, as we explore this adorable Australian marsupial. COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Time: 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. & 11 – 11:45 a.m.

Location: Riverbanks Zoo, 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia 29210


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


Johnny Appleseed

Who was Johnny Appleseed? Children will taste different apple treats while the learn about who this interesting historical person was. Call 785-3519 for more information.

Time: 5 – 6 p.m.

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


The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score. The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There” observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three gentlemen vie for her attention, Frollo also embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all. A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic. Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical. Tickets $15-$25. 

Time: 8 p.m. 

Location: Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter Street, Columbia 29201


Saturday | September 23, 2017


Midlands Health & Wellness Expo

Absolute Total Care presents the Midlands Health & Wellness Expo. Your health matters! Come out and see what your local health and wellness community has to offer! This FREE event focuses on health and wellness education and offers dozens of vendors, health screenings, fitness assessments, fitness classes, demos, massages, self-defense classes, door prizes, and fun kids activity zones. All are invited from children to seniors!

Time: 9 a.m.  – 3 p.m. 

Location: Jamil Temple, 206 Jamil Road, Columbia 29210


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


Melody’s Mostly Musical Day

Join pianist Jenny Lin as she tells a story with music about Melody’s mostly musical day.

Time: 10 – 11 a.m. 

Location: Richland Library Sandhills, Sandhills Auditorium, 763 Fashion Drive, Columbia 29229


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)


STEAM Saturday

Join us for a catalytic program where books and science collide. STEAM programs stimulate children’s interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math. For more information, call 798-7880, ext. 3. (grades K – 5)

Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

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


A Year With Frog and Toad

Arnold Lobel’s treasured characters hop from page to stage in a story of friendship and adventure. A hit on Broadway, A Year with Frog and Toad was nominated for three Tony Awards – including Best Musical. Part vaudeville, part make believe… all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.

Time: 10:30 a.m. | 2 p.m. | 7 p.m.

Location: Columbia Children’s Theatre, First Christian Church, 2062 N Beltline Blvd, Columbia 29204


Big Words for Little Geniuses Storytime

In this clever picture book by James and Sue Patterson, each letter of the alphabet provides an impressive new word for children to learn. Join us for this special Storytime, with 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


The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score. The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There” observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three gentlemen vie for her attention, Frollo also embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all. A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic. Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical. Tickets $15-$25. 

Time: 8 p.m. 

Location: Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter Street, Columbia 29201


Sunday | September 24, 2017


The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score. The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There” observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three gentlemen vie for her attention, Frollo also embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all. A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic. Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical. Tickets $15-$25. 

Time: 3 p.m. 

Location: Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter Street, Columbia 29201


A Year With Frog and Toad

Arnold Lobel’s treasured characters hop from page to stage in a story of friendship and adventure. A hit on Broadway, A Year with Frog and Toad was nominated for three Tony Awards – including Best Musical. Part vaudeville, part make believe… all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.

Time: 3 p.m.

Location: Columbia Children’s Theatre, First Christian Church, 2062 N Beltline Blvd, Columbia 29204


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