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Weekend Events for Kids {March 16-18}

Weekend Events for Kids in Columbia - March 16-18, 2018 | Columbia SC Moms Blog

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

Friday | March 16, 2018


Hands on Art

Simple art fun with stories to boot. Dress for a mess!

Time: 10 – 11 a.m.

Location: Richland Library – Cooper, 5317 North Trenholm Road, Columbia 29206


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


Kid’s CrafterNoon

Join us for a crafternoon of fun just for kids. Learn creative skills and techniques with interesting hands-on projects. All materials provided. For more information, call 345-5479. (grades K – 5)

Time: 3 – 3:45 p.m.

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


Books & Beyond: Seuss Social

Oh the fun we’ll have — celebrating all things Seuss with stories and activities featuring your favorite characters. For more information, call 785-3519. (grades K – 5)

Time: 5 – 6 p.m.

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


Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt & Carnival

The Easter Egg Hunts will be for ages 0-10 and will have over 100,000 plastic candy-filled eggs and even more treats on the fields! Each child may only hunt one time! The carnival portion will consist of carnival rides, inflatables, games, popcorn and more! Tickets required and must be purchased in advance. $5 up until March 14. $7.50 after.

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Location: Gibson Road Soccer Complex, 400 Duffie Drive, Lexington 29072


The Lion King Jr.

Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world. The African savannah comes to life on your stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. Visit www.icrc.net for details and to purchase tickets. $7. 

Time: 7 p.m.

Location:Center for Arts-Irmo High School, 6671 Saint Andrews Road, Columbia 29212


Saturday | March 17, 2018


St. Patrick’s Celebration Days

Bring your family to EdVenture on St. Patrick’s Day Weekend and escape to Tir Na Nag—the Irish “Land of Youth” where the fae people and leprechauns dwell. Travel down to our underground fairy realm where your children will experience interactive games with fairies, learn Irish fairy traditions, and set leprechaun traps!

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: EdVenture, 211 Gervais Street, Columbia 29201


St. Patrick’s Day Parade

There will be magic in the air on Devine Street in Columbia where one of the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day festivals will begin its second event of the day, the St. Pat’s Parade, which will assemble at Dreher High School and travel the Musical Mile down Devine Street into Five Points offering several blocks of public viewing. After entering Five Points, the parade will wind its way down Devine Street and up Saluda Avenue, returning to Harden Street at the Five Points Fountain and concluding near Food Lion.

Time: 10 a.m. 

Location: Devine Street to Five Points


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)


Family Friendly St. Pat’s in 5 Points Playland

Rides! Games! Educational Fun! Celebrating all things green and Gaelic with your wee ones? Your little leprechauns are sure to think they’ve found the end of the rainbow in this fun-filled area with rides, games, kid-approved entertainment, tasty treats, a petting zoo, magic shows, karaoke, and face painting. Parents are likely to think they’ve found the end of the rainbow here as well! Silly adults … St. Pat’s is for kids! Entry to the park is free, however, rides and activities do require tickets which can be purchased on site.

Time: 10 a.m. 

Location: Pavilion & College Street


Spring Fling

With spring in bloom, it’s time to get out and celebrate. Join us for games, crafts and refreshments. For more information, call 785-3272. (all ages)

Time: 10:30 a.m. – noon

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


The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School Storytime

A mischievous leprechaun is causing all kinds of trouble at school, but Gingerbread Man is back to save the day! Join us for this special St. Patrick’s Day Storytime, with 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


STEAM

Come to the North Main library to a science variety program, a science and technology (STEM/STEAM) program. Age Group(s): 6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children

Time: 3 – 5 p.m.

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


The Lion King Jr.

Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world. The African savannah comes to life on your stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. Visit www.icrc.net for details and to purchase tickets. $7. 

Time: 7 p.m.

Location:Center for Arts-Irmo High School, 6671 Saint Andrews Road, Columbia 29212


Sunday | March 18, 2018


St. Patrick’s Celebration Days

Bring your family to EdVenture on St. Patrick’s Day Weekend and escape to Tir Na Nag—the Irish “Land of Youth” where the fae people and leprechauns dwell. Travel down to our underground fairy realm where your children will experience interactive games with fairies, learn Irish fairy traditions, and set leprechaun traps!

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: EdVenture, 211 Gervais 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


Fairy and Gnome Tea Party at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

All the little fairies and gnomes are encouraged to join us for tea as we celebrate the magical world in the woods with mushroom bowling, fairy house decorating, a story, and a visit with our fairy friends! Please register on the zoo website to participate. $5 – $10.

Time: 1:30 – 3 p.m. & 3:30 – 5 p.m.

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


Columbia City Ballet – Cinderella

Bring the whole family for a special performance by the professional dancers of Columbia City Ballet. Enjoy the athleticism and artistry of ballet in a program abridged for younger audiences, and accompanied by narration to help all ages follow along. Q&A to follow.

Time: 3 – 4 p.m.

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


 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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