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Weekend Events for Kids {March 10 – 12}

Find out what activities and events are happening around the Columbia area this weekend for kids, March 10 – 12, 2017!

Weekend Events for Kids - March 10 - 12 | Columbia SC Moms BlogFriday, March 10, 2017

Hands On Art

Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess! Age Group(s): 3 – 5

Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

Location: Richland Library Northeast, Northeast Meeting Room, 7490 Parklane Road, Columbia 29223

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

Saturday, March 11, 2017

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® Fairy House

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)


The National Weather Service and EdVenture Children’s Museum are teaming up for Weatherfest 2017! This event will be blowing into Columbia on March 11 from 10am to 3pm bringing the public, local meteorologists and emergency officials together for the region’s premiere severe weather and preparedness event. Children will learn the role of a meteorologist and will practice giving their own weather reports in front of a green screen. A moderated panel discussion entitled “Ask the Experts” with meteorologists from local television stations, the National Weather Service, S.C. State Climate Office and Shaw Air Force Base will focus on their career paths, notable weather events, weather safety and challenges in the industry. The panel will field questions from the audience. Weather-related activities will be offered in the museum.  

Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Location: EdVenture, 211 Gervais Street, Columbia 29201

STEAM Saturday: Robotics

Gear up for the future with fun, hi-tech toys. Race through our obstacle course and perform cool tricks with programmable robots Sphero Spark+ and Ollie. Construct robots using Cubelets and master the basic principles of programming. STEAM programs stimulate children’s interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math. For more information, call 794-6791, ext. 5. (grades 1 – 5)

Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

Location: Cayce – West Columbia Branch Library, 1500 Augusta Road
West Columbia 29169

Bela Dentistry of Irmo Chili Cook-Off

Join us for a free chili cook-off. We have awesome prizes including $500 for first place, a Yeti cooler for second place and free in-office teeth whitening for third! Along with delicious chili, we’ll have fun for the whole family including live music, cornhole, and a bounce house!

Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Location: 7210 Broad River Rd., Irmo 29063

Dance Storytime

From the #1 New York Times bestselling children’s book creator Matthew Van Fleet comes a laugh-out-loud, jazzy story of a little baby chick who learns how to dance from a friendly band of animals who know all the right moves! Don’t miss out on our Storytime featuring the title Dance.                                       

Time: 11 a.m. 

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

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Join Dorothy on her adventures through Oz. Meet the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion on their way to visit the Wizard. But Look out for the Wicked Witch, she sees everything from her tower in the West! The classic story comes to life; complete with silver slippers, flying monkeys, runaway hot air balloons, and even a trip to Quadling Country (a leg of the journey that is skipped in the movie).

Time: 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.

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

Baby’s First Birthday

Is your baby turning “1”? Join us in store to celebrate this milestone with fun activities & giveaways. Plus, find all the baby’s first birthday solutions to make the special day perfect from keepsakes and outfits to gifts and party supplies. Reserve your spot.

Time: 11 a.m.

Location: Babies R Us, 254 Harbison Boulevard, Columbia 29212

The LEGO Batman Movie Event

At the finale for our three-month celebration of The LEGO Batman Movie, kids will be able to help Batman protect Gotham from the Joker by making their very own LEGO Batman Speedwagon! Kids can also collect the final two limited edition trading cards featuring characters from the movie. Join us for this fun LEGO Make & Take event (while supplies last).            

Time: 2 p.m.

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

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Get your green thumb grooving as we learn some great gardening facts and tips and make a take home starter kit.

Time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

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

TeenScene: Cosplay Ball

Calling all cosplay fans — geek out over your favorite anime, comics and cartoons. Dress up as your favorite characters and join us for an evening of dancing, games, crafts and more. Registration and signed permission slip required. For more information, call 798-7880, ext. 2. (grades 6 – 12)

Time: 5 – 10 p.m.

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

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Free Admission Columbia Museum of Art

Visit the CMA and pay no admission! Engage your mind and enrich your spirit at the Columbia Museum of Art. Free days are offered in appreciation of the City of Columbia and Richland Country for their investments in the CMA and are sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.

Time: 1 – 5 p.m.

Location: Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main Street, Columbia 29201

Goldilocks, and the 3 B’s: Bach, Beethoven, and Beyoncé for families

Join us as Columbia City Ballet performs excepts from their new ballet based on the story of The Three Bears. Learn each of the musical styles through the bears with Papa Bear as Bach, Mama Bear as Beethoven and Baby Bear being fierce and sassy as Beyoncé.

Time: 3 – 4 p.m.

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

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