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Weekend Events for Kids {April 20-22}

Weekend Events for Kids in Columbia - April 20-22, 2018 | Columbia SC Moms Blog

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Richland Library and Lexington Library hold LOTS of storytimes over the weekend! Click the links to find a time that works for your family.

Friday | April 20, 2018


Week of the Young Child

EdVenture joins the South Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children in celebration of the National Week of the Young Child. Join us for story times, puppet shows, music, art activities, games, cooking demonstrations and much more! When resources are invested in the health, education and well-being of young children, the entire community benefits! 

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: EdVenture, 211 Gervais St., Columbia 29201


Hands on Art

Simple art fun with stories to boot. Dress for a mess!

Time: 10 – 11 a.m. 

Location: Richland Library Cooper, Cooper Children’s Area, 5317 North Trenholm Road, Columbia 29206


Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet Presents Cinderella

Time: 10 a.m. 

Location: The Township Auditorium, 1703 Taylor St., Columbia 29201


UniverSoul Circus

Time: 10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m.

Location: Benedict College Stadium, 1600 Harden St, Columbia 29201


Virtual Reality Explorers

Come to the library for a (virtual) fieldtrip around the world! From the top of Mt. Everest to the depths of the ocean floor, these sessions lead by IT-oLogy allow students to engage in virtual reality exploration with Google Expeditions and the Mattel View-Master VR Viewer. Google Expeditions provides access to hundreds of virtual fieldtrips, allowing children to explore natural wonders, outer space, historic events, cities, famous museums and much more. Space is limited and registration is required. Please register online. This program is provided by IT-oLogy and made possible with grant funding from Richland County Government. Age Group(s): 9-12, Programs for School Age Children

Time: 10:30 a.m. – noon

Location: Richland Library Ballentine, Ballentine Meeting Room, 1200 Dutch Fork Rd., Irmo 29063


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 – 11:20 a.m.

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


Kids Crafternoon

Join us for a crafternoon of fun just for kids. Learn creative skills and techniques with interesting hands-on projects. All materials provided. For more information, call 345-5479. (grades K – 5)

Time: 3 – 3:45 p.m.

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


Family Game Night

It’s game on — this program is full of fun from start to finish. Challenge your friends and family to show off your strategic moves with fun board games. We’ll also have a cookie swap. For more information, call 785-3519. (all ages)

Time: 5 – 6 p.m.

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


ANNIE

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including “Tomorrow.” With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations… and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

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


Saturday | April 21, 2018


Jacoby’s Shield’s Inaugural Superhero 5K Run/Walk & Family Stroll

Calling SCs mightiest superheroes! Join us on April 21, 2018, for Jacoby’s Shield’s inaugural Superhero 5k Run/Walk & Family Stroll. Jacoby’s Shield is a non-profit volunteer organization that heals the hearts of bereaved parents and siblings. Jacoby’s Shield accomplishes its mission primarily through hosting family bereavement camps. The camps combine traditional fun camp activities with grief education and emotional support, facilitated by grief professionals and trained volunteers. The money being raised will help fund the camps. The first camp will be held October 26-28, 2018, at the White Oak Conference Center in Winnsboro, SC.

This is a family and stroller friendly event. All are encouraged to wear your superhero gear.

Time: 8:30 a.m. – noon

Location: Saluda Shoals Park East, 6071 Saint Andrews Rd, Columbia 29212


Kick It Karate

Kick it Karate is a free specialized karate class for all kids and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This SC Developmental Disabilities Council program takes place at Capital Karate in Rosewood every Saturday morning (pending holidays and cancellations due to weather).

Qualified and certified karate instructors take time to help those with special needs develop confidence and basic karate moves. There are three age groups:

  • Ages 3-6 class from 9.15-9.45 am
  • Ages 7-12 class from 10-10:30 am
  • Ages 13+ class from 10.45-11.15 am

For more information, email [email protected]

Time: 9 a.m. – noon

Location: Capital Karate, 2728 Rosewood Drive, Columbia 29205 


Earth Day Weekend Celebration

Celebration of the SC Great Outdoors and “The Curious Mr. Catesby.” Mark Catesby, Carolina Explorer and Naturalist, (1683-1749). Sessions include: Birding 101, Nature Walks, Native American Lore, Children’s Read-Aloud, 18th Century Music, Primitive Technologies and Life in Colonial SC.

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Rd, Hopkins 29061


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)


Miss Nelson Has A Field Day

The Smedley Tornadoes have not only won a football game, they have never scored a single point! Coach Armstrong goes bonkers and Miss Nelson decides to help out. She enlists Coach Viola Swamp to whip the team into shape and save the day!

Time: 10:30 a.m. | 2 p.m. | 7 p.m.

Location: 1st level of Richland Mall, 3400 Forest Drive–the corner of Beltline and Forest Dr. The theatre is located on the 1st level between Barnes & Noble and Belk


UniverSoul Circus

Time: 10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m.

Location: Benedict College Stadium, 1600 Harden St, Columbia 29201


Lego Block Party

Join the block party — use your imagination, curiosity and problem-solving skills to build different Lego creations. Legos enhance learning with hands-on activities that promote reading and critical-thinking at all ages. Registration required

Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

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


Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth Storytime

Filled with gentle humor and insight, Oliver Jeffers’ New York Times bestselling Here We Are is a poignant celebration of life on Earth. Join us for 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 


Jack and the Giants

Giants are supposed to be big, mean, and nasty. They eat anyone who crosses their path. But Flinch isn’t like other giants. He’s constantly picked on by his bigger brothers for being sweet, caring, and… a vegetarian! When he sneaks away from his home in the mountaintops to the valley below, he befriends a poor young boy named Jack. Soon he’s found a new home, but his bigger brothers won’t let him go that easily.

CMT’s production is a twist on the classic story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Featuring some of our largest puppets, this show is also big on heart! 

Time: 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.

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


ANNIE

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including “Tomorrow.” With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations… and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Time: 3 & 7:30 p.m.

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


Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet Presents Cinderella

Time: 7:30 p.m. 

Location: The Township Auditorium, 1703 Taylor St., Columbia 29201


Sunday | April 22, 2018


Earth Day Weekend Celebration

Celebration of the SC Great Outdoors and “The Curious Mr. Catesby.” Mark Catesby, Carolina Explorer and Naturalist, (1683-1749). Sessions include: Birding 101, Nature Walks, Native American Lore, Children’s Read-Aloud, 18th Century Music, Primitive Technologies and Life in Colonial SC.

Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Rd, Hopkins 29061


UniverSoul Circus

Time: noon

Location: Benedict College Stadium, 1600 Harden St, Columbia 29201


Miss Nelson Has A Field Day

The Smedley Tornadoes have not only won a football game, they have never scored a single point! Coach Armstrong goes bonkers and Miss Nelson decides to help out. She enlists Coach Viola Swamp to whip the team into shape and save the day!

Time: 3 p.m.

Location: 1st level of Richland Mall, 3400 Forest Drive–the corner of Beltline and Forest Dr. The theatre is located on the 1st level between Barnes & Noble and Belk


Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet Presents Cinderella

Time: 3 p.m. 

Location: The Township Auditorium, 1703 Taylor St., Columbia 29201


ANNIE

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including “Tomorrow.” With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations… and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Time: 3 p.m.

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


 Please Note :: While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and event details on our guides, we always encourage you to do the same before making final plans. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can make every attempt to correct them.

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