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Weekend Events for Kids {June 15-17}


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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 | June 15, 2018


Hands on Art

Simple art fun with stories to boot. Dress for a mess! Programs for Young Children, 3-5.

Time: 10 – 11 a.m. 

Location: Richland Library Cooper, Children’s Area, Columbia 29206


Tim Sonefelt: Rockin’ Reading Revue

Tim Sonefelt takes you on a musical adventure with amazing magic and hilarious puppetry. Larry the duck will be there, too — creating his own musical mayhem. For more information, call (803) 785-3272. (grades K – 5)

Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.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: Batesburg-Leesville Branch Library, 203 Armory Street, Batesburg 29006


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


Tim Sonefelt: Rockin’ Reading Revue

Tim Sonefelt takes you on a musical adventure with amazing magic and hilarious puppetry. Larry the duck will be there, too — creating his own musical mayhem. For more information, call (803) 785-3519. (grades K – 5)

Time: 2 – 3 p.m. 

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


Spa Retreat

Welcome to a DIY relaxation getaway with the Teen Center! From bath bombs to face masks, we’re making de-stress essentials to help you treat yourself. Programs for Teens, 13 – 18.

Time: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Richland Library Main, Teen Center, 1431 Assembly Street, Columbia 29201


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


Father’s Day Craft: Father’s Day Goodie Bags!

Don’t forget to show dad how much he means to you this Father’s Day! Join us as we create goodie bags for dad – he’ll be excited to find what’s inside! Children of all ages.

Time: 3 – 4 p.m.

Location: Richland Library Eastover, 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


Columbia’s Summer Movies Series: Peter Rabbit

Synopsis: “The stubborn and naughty Peter Rabbit causes chaos in the home and garden of an irritable human named Mr. McGregor. However, their rivalry grows even more heated when they both fall in love with a new neighbor who adores animals.” Pre-show activities begin at 7:45 p.m. Movies will begin at sunset. Attendees can bring blankets, lawn chairs and coolers. No pets, glass containers and alcoholic beverages allowed. For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 803-545-3100.

Time: 7:45 – 10:45 p.m.

Location: Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street, Columbia 29201


Saturday | June 16, 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


Kroger Chef Junior

A Kroger Chef will guide your child as they learn to create a tasty food item on their own. Each workshop lasts for approximately 20 minutes and includes activities such as decorating a cupcake or creating your own fruit pizza. As part of every experience, your child will receive these Kroger Chef Junior items!

  • Apron
  • Chef’s Hat
  • Recipe Card & Box
  • Cooking Utensil
  • Patch

Each child will take home a recipe card that includes step-by-step instructions so that together, you can continue the experience at home with a made-from-scratch recipe! It’s a great way to foster a life-long love of cooking! Kroger Chef Junior workshops are recommended for children ages 4-10 years old, but all are welcome! Registration required

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location: Various Kroger locations


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


Meet a Congaree Park Ranger!

Enjoy storytime and a special visit from a Congaree National Park Ranger to learn about local wildlife and Congaree’s champion trees.

Time: 10 – 11 a.m. 

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


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)


Cayce Field Days

One of the most exciting days of the year for students in school are field days. Now that school is coming to an end, opportunities for socialization, exercise and a healthy snack are limited. That is where “Cayce Field Days” comes in. The Cayce-West Columbia Junior Chamber has partnered up with the City of Cayce to create three Saturdays in June that will promote keeping kids active and socializing in the summer, which are important to their development. During Cayce Field Days, a new game ranging from GaGa Ball, Kickball, Tennis, and other fun games and crafts, will be featured. We will also provide each child with a healthy snack and water. The ages of kids will range from toddlers to high school and the event will be open to kids all over the Midlands. All we ask is that you register for FREE so we can plan age appropriate centers for the kids. Hope to see you soon!

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location: Memorial Park, 1605 State Street, Cayce 29033


Paleopalooza Natural History Day

Join the State Museum for a very special day full of snakes, natural history, hands-on activities and more at Paleopalooza!

Featuring:

  • Birds of prey (hawks, owls) and flight demonstrations by Winged Ambassadors.
  • Hear from famed SC naturalist and former co-host of ETV’s Nature Scene, Rudy Mancke.
  • Get an up-close look at live snakes.
  • Draw your favorite wild animal for your chance to win a cool
    prize.
  • Plus, Kid-friendly fun and hands on activities throughout the museum.

Free with museum general admission or membership!

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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


The Commedia Emperor’s New Clothes 

The Spaghetti and Meatball Players return with their unpredictably hilarious take on the traditional tale.

Time: 10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m. 

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


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 (803) 798-7880, ext. 3. (grades K – 5)

Time: 10:30 – 11:30 

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


Saturday Makers Fair

Build on your ingenuity and discover new learning opportunities. This unique experience encourages kids to use everyday materials to create imaginative, self-directed projects. Chat with friends about what they’re making and share your ideas as well. For more information, call (803) 794-6791, ext. 5. (grades 1 – 5)

Time: 10:30 – 11:30 

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


Teen Summer Kickoff Celebration

Summer kickoff party for teens at Richland Library Blythewood. Come hang out and have fun while playing video games, watching a movie and eating pizza and snacks. Please register in advance.

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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


Father’s Day Storytime Featuring With My Daddy: A Book of Love and Family

Join us for a special Father’s Day Storytime with a book celebrating all that is great about dads. Activities to follow.

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)


Meet a Park Ranger!

Enjoy storytime and a special visit from a Congaree National Park Ranger to learn about local wildlife and Congaree’s champion trees.

Time: 11 – 11:30 a.m.

Location: Richland Library St. Andrews, 2916 Broad River Road, Columbia 29210


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


Family Storytime: Whooo’s Stirring in the Shadows?

When we go to sleep at night, a whole other world comes alive. Meet some of these mysterious nocturnal animals and learn how they use special adaptations to survive in a world of darkness.

Time: 11 a.m. – noon

Location: Richland Library North Main, North Main Meeting Space, 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


Sunday | June 17, 2018


Father’s Day at the State Museum

Dads receive free general admission to the State Museum on Father’s Day, June 17.

Time: noon – 5 p.m.

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


The Commedia Emperor’s New Clothes 

The Spaghetti and Meatball Players return with their unpredictably hilarious take on the traditional tale.

Time: 3 p.m. 

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


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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