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Weekend Events for Kids {March 9-11}

Weekend Events for Kids in Columbia - March 9-11, 2018 | Columbia SC Moms Blog

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Friday | March 9, 2018


The magic of the timeless story of Aladdin is brought to life in a collaborative dance event performed by students of Pavlovich Ballet School and Columbia Classical Ballet. This opportunity is perfect for introducing little ones to the wonder of classical ballet performed by gold medal winning dancers with incredible talent. All tickets are only $5. All are sure to be inspired!

Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Location: Koger Center, 1051 Greene Street, Columbia 29201


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: CrafterNoon

Join us for a crafternoon of fun just for tweens. Learn creative skills and techniques with interesting hands-on projects. All materials provided. For more information, call 345-5479. (grades 4 – 7)

Time: 3 – 4 p.m.

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

Official Kick-Off to St. Pat’s

Join us in Five Points on Friday, March 9th for the Official Kick-Off to St. Pat’s in Five Points. This FREE family-friendly event will put you in the shamrock spirit as we welcome the spring season with Irish-themed entertainment including bagpipers, Rince N’ah Eireann dancers, face painting, the Kudzu Queens and more! You won’t want to miss the annual tradition of dyeing the fountain green with all the neighborhood’s little leprechauns (and their much taller chaperones).

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Location: Five Points, Columbia 29205 

Saturday | March 10, 2018

Healthy Kids Fun Fair

The Junior League of Columbia will host a Healthy Kids Fun Fair at Spirit Communications Park, home of the Columbia Fireflies! You’re invited to this FREE community event designed for the whole family. There will be clinical screenings for children by local healthcare providers, fun and creative healthy lifestyle tips, local community resources (including child car seat inspections), hands-on activities, refreshments, and so much more.

Time: 9 a.m. – noon

Location: Spirit Communications Park, 1640 Freed Street, Columbia 29201

Weatherfest 2018

“The National Weather Service and EdVenture Children’s Museum are teaming up for Weatherfest 2018! This event will be blowing into Columbia on March 10th from 10 AM to 3 PM. Weatherfest will bring the public and local meteorologists and emergency officials together for the region’s premiere severe weather and preparedness event.

One of the main purposes of this event is to get people ready for severe weather season. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn how a variety of organizations increase community severe weather awareness, preparedness, and response. NWS staff members, local media and TV meteorologists, emergency officials and several public service organizations will be available all day providing demonstrations and educational materials for adults and children.”

Time: 10 a.m. – 3 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®

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)

Columbia Children’s Theatre presents Stone Soup

In a grey town made entirely of stones, where everyone is afraid of everything, a stranger arrives with nothing to fear. Will he inspire the citizens to take back their city and tear down their walls? Will his new-found friend find the courage to use her power to bring the magical city back to life? Just what is the recipe for “Stone Soup,” anyhow? “Stone Soup” is an imaginative, high-energy, and comedic re-telling of the traditional folk story using musical styles from Rock / Pop to Folk and World. Full of memorable songs and characters and designed to entertain audiences of all ages the story digs into what it means to conquer your fears, and how powerful we can be when we work together. Presented by Columbia Children’s Theatre. For all ages.

Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

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

Unbirthday Party

Statistics prove that you have one birthday — just one birthday a year. But there are 364 unbirthdays and this is a reason to gather and cheer. 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

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

The Magician’s Hat Storytime

Join us for this inspiring Storytime about kids who reach down into a magician’s hat and discover something better than they could ever imagine — books that help them become whatever they want to be. 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

Sunday | March 11, 2018

Passport to Art: Metallic Cityscapes

Let’s explore large metropolitan cities. In the studio, create your own metallic cityscape complete with skyscrapers. At 1:00, tour photographs by Imogen Cunningham taken in San Francisco and New York City. This drop-in program for families features a new hands-on art project each month.

Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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

Kids Mindful Yoga

Kid’s mindful yoga flow will introduce children to a mindful yoga practice. It will introduce basic yoga poses and help children grow their focus, strength, self-confidence, and self-awareness. For this class we will have a mindful craft/activity as well!

Time:1 – 2 p.m.

Location: Fit Columbia, 2002 Blossom Street, Columbia 29205

Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic

Open the door to reveal mesmerizing worlds of unforgettable Disney moments and grand illusions with Disney Live! Mickey and Minnies Doorway to Magic. Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and the comical duo of Donald and Goofy as 25 of your favorite Disney characters surprise and captivate at every turn of the knob! See the Fairy Godmother transform Cinderellas rags into a beautiful ball gown in a split second; the Toy Story gang defy the dimensions of Andys toy box with the help of the green army men; and the spectacular stage debut of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider as they rise into the sky amidst the floating lanterns. With special appearances by Snow White, Tinker Bell and Aladdins Genie, you never know what to expect or who might join in the fun. In Disney Live! Mickey and Minnies Doorway to Magic you hold the ultimate key to unlocking your imagination. Tickets $23 – $33. 

Time: 1 – 3 p.m.

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

Empowered Girls Yoga

This class, taught by Laura Boozer Wentzky, uses yoga to strengthen girls self-esteem, self- awareness, mindfulness, and physical activity. This class is for ages 11 – 17.

Time: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Fit Columbia, 2002 Blossom Street, Columbia 29205

iPick Film: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (with audio description)

The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. PG-13, 2:16 min. This showing will run with audio description turned on for the enjoyment of our customers with vision loss.

Time: 3 – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Richland Library Main – Auditorium, 1431 Assembly 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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