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Weekend Events for Kids {July 20-22}

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

Friday | July 20, 2018


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


Everybody Needs a Rock

You don’t want to miss this storytelling program full of audience participation. Suzette Hawkins orchestrates a tale that will have you and the library rocking. For more information, call (803) 785-3272. (grades K – 5)

Time: 10:30 – 11 :30a.m. 

Location: Pelion Branch Library, 206 Pine Street, Pelion 29123


Toddlertime

Toddlertime is an interactive program for toddlers and their caregivers that encourages early enjoyment and development of language and literature through stories, rhymes and songs. For more information, call (803) 345-5479. (ages 18 – 35 months)

Time: 11 – 11:20 a.m. 

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


Storytime for Listeners

Storytime is a fun way to introduce preschoolers to literature. It includes books, storytelling, poetry and songs. For more information, call (803) 785-3050. (ages 18 months – 5 years)

Time: 11 – 11:30 a.m. 

Location: South Congaree-Pine Ridge Branch Library, 200 Sunset Drive, West Columbia 29172


Movers and Shakers Storytime

Get ready to move and shake, shake, shake while listening to stories, songs and more!

Time: 11 – 11:45 a.m. 

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


Puppet Jam

The stage is set and the puppets are all here! Enjoy the show!

Time: 11 a.m. – noon

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


Tween Extreme: Halau Hula ke Alohalani

Experience the wonders of Hawaiian culture through magical stories, songs, chants and dance. For more information call, (803) 798-7880, ext. 3. (grades 4 – 7)

Time: 2 – 3  p.m. 

Location: Irmo Branch Library, 6521 St. Andrews Road, Columbia 29212


Everybody Needs a Rock

You don’t want to miss this storytelling program full of audience participation. Suzette Hawkins orchestrates a tale that will have you and the library rocking. For more information, call (803) 785-3272. (grades K – 5)

Time: 2 – 3:30 p.m. 

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


Teen Gaming Hour

We’ve got a Wii and XBox and you know how to play it. Join us to enjoy your favorite games. Welcome to bring your own game(s).

Time: 3 – 4 p.m.

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


Tween Extreme: Lego Mania

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 (803) 345-5479. (grades 4 – 7)

Time: 3:15 – 4 p.m.

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


Town Theatre Presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast!

Once upon a Town…there was an enchanted castle filled with dancing spoons, a talking teapot and a troubled Beast. Along came a beauty named Belle who desired more than an ordinary existence. How Belle handles the advances of the pompous Gaston, learns to love the castle’s enchanted objects and, unbeknownst to her, works to tame the Beast, is a heartwarming tale wrapped in melodious tunes and unbelievable spectacle. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 65+/active duty military/ full-time college and $15 for youth 17 and under.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter Street, Columbia 29201


Saturday | July 21, 2018


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


Dinosaurs & Dragons

Enjoy life size Dinosaur demos and facts! Our traveling Dinosaurs Exhibit, Fossil Fact Programing, and History on the Dragon.

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Location: EdVenture, 211 Gervais Street, Columbia 29201


Nature Discovery Walk

Join one of our knowledgeable volunteer naturalists for a fun and engaging walk along the park’s Boardwalk. Discover park wildlife and the amazing diversity of plant life that make Congaree National Park unique. Please wear comfortable footwear and bring water and insect repellent.

Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

Location: Harry Hampton Visitor Center, 100 National Park Road, Hopkins 29061


Soda City Market

Whether you’re shopping for a one-of-kind gift, picking-up this week’s groceries, or spending the morning with family and friends, you’ll find a refreshing mix of local and regional food and craft vendors at Soda City — and if you’re from out of town, visit us on Main Street and see Columbia as the creative class, international, and bustling community we are! Free parking throughout Columbia on the weekends (no matter what you see on signs and stickers) including the Cannon Garage on Taylor Street between Main Street and Sumter Street.

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Main 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 – 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)


History Day: History Detectives

History Day at the South Carolina State Museum is back for another day of fun for the whole family! Discover how the museum collects artifacts and creates exhibits, meet historians, explore the museum behind-the-scenes and more.

  • Explore furniture’s place in Southern history, and what it says about the culture of the times, in a special presentation at 2 p.m. by Daniel Ackermann, curator and furniture expert at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts.
  • Mackenzie Sholtz from Fig Leaf Patterns will talk about her work studying historic clothing and creating patterns based on her research at 11 a.m.
  • Discover how costumed living historians research and create their interpretations. Plus, enjoy a talk by Bruce Cotner on how to get started as a living historian at Noon.
  • Learn how specific objects came to the museum in a special tour through the galleries at 1 p.m.
  • Go on a behind the scenes tour of museum collections storage at 3 p.m.
  • Test yourself with our Mystery Artifacts contest throughout the day.
  • Plus fun, family-friendly activities and more!

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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


Storytime and Activities Featuring Happy Dreamer

Author and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds is back with an inspirational new picture book about what it means to dream big and find happiness. Join us for Storytime and get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4!

Time: 11 a.m. 

Location: Barnes and Noble, Midtown at Forest Acres, Richland Fashion Mall, 3400 Forest Drive, Columbia 29204 (1st level next to Barnes & Noble)


Music & Movement

Music & Movement is an interactive program that gets children moving to the beat and explores a variety of musical instruments and genres. For more information, call (803) 345-5479. (ages 1 – 5 years)

Time: 11 – 11:30 a.m. 

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


Puppetpalooza

See your favorite shows performed by the North Main Puppets.

Time: 11 a.m. – noon

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


Beauty and the Beast

A vain Prince learns a valuable lesson when he is turned into a hulking Beast for his selfish behavior. It will take a young woman named Beauty to teach him the error of his ways. CMT’s adaptation has  both drama and comedy, and features detailed marionettes and rod puppets.

Time: 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.

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


Town Theatre Presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast!

Once upon a Town…there was an enchanted castle filled with dancing spoons, a talking teapot and a troubled Beast. Along came a beauty named Belle who desired more than an ordinary existence. How Belle handles the advances of the pompous Gaston, learns to love the castle’s enchanted objects and, unbeknownst to her, works to tame the Beast, is a heartwarming tale wrapped in melodious tunes and unbelievable spectacle. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 65+/active duty military/ full-time college and $15 for youth 17 and under.

Time: 2:30 & 7:30 p.m.

Location: Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter Street, Columbia 29201


Sunday | July 22, 2018


Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr. 

Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics). Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.

In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.

At just over one hour in length showcasing a large cast of talented performers ages 18 and under, Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. is perfectly portioned for family audiences. Featuring well-known favorites such as “Part of Your World,” “Under The Sea,” and “Kiss The Girl,” Disney’s Little Mermaid JR. is sure to enchant any first time or veteran theatre-goer. Adults $12, Senior $10, Student/Military $10, Youth $10.

Time: 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

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


Town Theatre Presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast!

Once upon a Town…there was an enchanted castle filled with dancing spoons, a talking teapot and a troubled Beast. Along came a beauty named Belle who desired more than an ordinary existence. How Belle handles the advances of the pompous Gaston, learns to love the castle’s enchanted objects and, unbeknownst to her, works to tame the Beast, is a heartwarming tale wrapped in melodious tunes and unbelievable spectacle. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 65+/active duty military/ full-time college and $15 for youth 17 and under.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter 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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