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Weekend Events for Kids {February 2-4}

Weekend Events for Kids - February 2-4, 2018 - Columbia SC Moms Blog

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

Friday | February 2, 2018


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: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens, 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia 29210


Homeschool Friday: Columbia Civil Rights History

In honor of Black History Month, we will learn more about African Americans who have made lasting impressions on the lives of Columbians. Students will explore the legacies African Americans have made on both the physical and cultural landscape. By learning specifics of the Civil Rights pioneers who called Columbia home, students will glean new knowledge of the origins and events of the movement.

All homeschool students are invited to participate in Historic Columbia’s Homeschool Friday programs on the first Friday of the month. Each month’s program is from 10 – 11:30 a.m. and includes hands-on activities while students learn and explore different themes and historic sites with Historic Columbia. Homeschool Friday programs are designed for students of elementary and middle school age levels. Homeschool Friday is open to families and homeschool groups of less than 10 students. For larger groups, we recommend arranging a separate visit to explore that month’s topic. Program participants should gather in the Gift Shop at Robert Mills on the day of the program unless otherwise noted.

The cost is per student, with an accompanying adult free. Homeschool Fridays are $5 for members, $6 for non-members and $8 for both members and non-members at the door.

Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m. 

Location: Gift Shop at Robert Mills, 1600 Blanding Street, 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 – 11:20 a.m.

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


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 – 3:45 p.m.

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


Monster Jam

Monster Jam® is adrenaline-charged family entertainment providing jaw-dropping displays and gravity-defying feats that promises to always leave fans entertained. Monster Jam events feature some of the most recognizable trucks in the world including Grave Digger®, Max-D, El Toro Loco® and many more. Our world-class drivers push these perfectly engineered Monster Jam trucks to their limits in Freestyle, “2-Wheel Skills” and Racing competitions that will put families on the edge of their seats and leave them craving more of this unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable event!

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Colonial Life Arena, 801 Lincoln Street, Columbia 29208


Saturday | February 3, 2018


Valentine Bean Bag Toss

Score points with your loved ones and build a Valentine bean bag toss in this hands-on workshop. You and your child can construct a fun bean bag toss game for the whole family to love. Following the bean bag toss game board construction, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron, and pin.

Time: 9 a.m. – noon

Location: Home Depot Stores


Teddy Bear Clinic

Enjoy a fun morning of learning with your favorite furry friend! Visit our Teddy Bear Wellness Stations and learn how to stay healthy by checking your teddy bear’s pulse, listening to their heart beat, checking their vision and more! You can bring your own stuffed animal or purchase one at our store, EdCetera!

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: EdVenture, 211 Gervais Street, Columbia 29201


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 – 11 a.m. 

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


Kids Club® Personalized Frames

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)


Stories with Dinah Johnson

Celebrate Black History Month with the Columbia Area Reading Council and Richland Library! Children’s book author, Dinah Johnson, will share about her stories that celebrate the African American experience. Johnson is a Columbia resident and author of many picture books for children including Black Magic, Hair Dance and All Around Town: The Photographs of Richard Samuel Roberts. A few autographed books will be given as special prizes at the event!

Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

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


I Am Harriet Tubman Storytime

The 14th book in author Brad Meltzer’s bestselling Ordinary People Change the World series, I Am Harriet Tubman tells the story of Harriet Tubman’s pivotal role in the fight against slavery. Join us for Storytime and learn more about this important American icon.

Time: 11 a.m. 

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


Monster Jam

Monster Jam® is adrenaline-charged family entertainment providing jaw-dropping displays and gravity-defying feats that promises to always leave fans entertained. Monster Jam events feature some of the most recognizable trucks in the world including Grave Digger®, Max-D, El Toro Loco® and many more. Our world-class drivers push these perfectly engineered Monster Jam trucks to their limits in Freestyle, “2-Wheel Skills” and Racing competitions that will put families on the edge of their seats and leave them craving more of this unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable event!

Time: 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Location: Colonial Life Arena, 801 Lincoln Street, Columbia 29208


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


Blythewood Bookworms

Join our Book Club! Enjoy fun activities and hear about exciting books. Please sign up in advance. Age Group(s): 9-12, Programs for School Age Children

Time: 3 – 4 p.m.

Location: Richland Library Blythewood, Blythewood Meeting Room, 218 McNulty Street, Blythewood 29016


Valentine Card Making

Are you ready for Valentines? Join us and create a personalized Valentine Card and gift for your friend/family and enjoy a sweet treat.

Time: 3 – 4 p.m.

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


Candy Crisis

Learn about odds, probability and addition using card games and candy! Age Group(s): 13 – 18, Programs for Teens

Time: 3 – 4 p.m.

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


Sunday | February 4, 2018


Sensory Sunday

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and sensory processing differences are invited to join us for exclusive Sensory Friendly Days the first Sunday of each month from 9 – 10 a.m., first hour the museum opens! They’ll have the opportunity to explore the museum in a safe and accepting environment, and enjoy interactive, hands-on activities. 
 
This exclusive event will also provide:

  • A comfortable, protected and accepting environment.
  • An opportunity for parents to make connections with other families.
  • Special needs information for parents.

Time: 9 – 10 a.m. 

Location: EdVenture, 211 Gervais Street, Columbia 29201


First Citizens First Sunday

General admission at the SC State Museum is only $1 for guests on the first Sunday of every month! PLUS enjoy 4-D movies and/or planetarium shows, for only $5 each!

Time: noon – 5 p.m.

Location: SC State Museum, 301 Gervais Street, Columbia 29201


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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One Response to Weekend Events for Kids {February 2-4}

  1. Christina January 31, 2018 at 9:59 pm #

    Thanks for sharing! I hadn’t heard about dinner if these events.

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