Events for February-March 2019: What to do and where to go in Berkeley, Clarendon, Kershaw, Orangeburg, Sumter

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ORANGEBURG COUNTY

1968 Movie Nights will present “The Love Bug” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, at Roquemore Auditorium, Orange­burg-Calhoun Technical College, 3250 St. Matthews …

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Events for February-March 2019: What to do and where to go in Berkeley, Clarendon, Kershaw, Orangeburg, Sumter

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ORANGEBURG COUNTY

1968 Movie Nights will present “The Love Bug” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, at Roquemore Auditorium, Orange­burg-Calhoun Technical College, 3250 St. Matthews Road, Or­angeburg. Enjoy a free movie, free popcorn and free bottled water at this family friendly event.

A St. Patrick’s Day Festival will be held in Downtown Orangeburg on the Square on Friday, March 15. Call (803) 531-6186 for details.

The Orangeburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will present its an­nual Red and White Ball, “An Evening of El­egance with Violets and Pearls” scholarship and fundraising event from 8 to 11:30 p.m. on Friday, March 22, at South Carolina State University Smith Hammond Middleton Center. Tickets are $50 each. Visit https://orbgalumnaedst.org/. Call Jackie Fulton at (803) 707-7412, Joyce McDan­iel-Felder at (803) 837-0745 or Evelyn Disher at (803) 757-0725.

Enjoy a great day of tailgating and horse racing at the Elloree Trials on Saturday, March 23, at Elloree Training Center, 1 Race­track Road, Elloree. Gates open at 8 a.m. Call (803) 897-2616 or (803) 897-2821.

The Orangeburg Civic Ballet will present “The Wizard of Oz” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 31, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium, 300 Col­lege St. NE, Orangeburg, on the South Carolina State University campus. Call (803) 533-0017 or email orangeburgcivicballet@gmail.com.

BERKELEY COUNTY

The Give Me Shelter Color 5K benefit for Callen-Lacey Center for Children will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, at the Town of Moncks Corner Regional Recreation Complex, Moncks Corner. Open to all ages. Visit www.raceroster.com/col­or2019. Cost is $30 per individual.

The 20th-Annual Shuckin’ in the Park will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, at Old Santee Canal Park, 900 Stony Landing Road, Moncks Corner. Enjoy great food, games and live music. There will be a jump castle for the kids. Admis­sion tickets are $5 per person. Food tickets can be purchased inside the gate for $10 each, which will be good for one gal­lon-sized bucket of steamed single select oysters. Contact Brad Sale at (843) 899-5200.

KERSHAW COUNTY

The 2nd-Annual Soul-icious: A Celebration of life, laugh­ter, love and heritage will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat­urday, Feb. 16, at the grounds of the Historic Price House, 822 S. Broad St., Camden, at the corner of Broad and York streets. This Black History Month event will feature food, dancing, games and fellowship. Contact Vernon Tucker at vernon.tucker@att.net.

Camden Film Week, held Feb. 18-24, will feature a series of film screenings, art exhibits, panel discussions and oth­er film-related events. Activities will take place around town throughout the week and will culminate with the annual EQUUS Film Festival Camden Tour Stop at The Little Theatre Feb. 22-24. This year's tour stop will introduce The Bow Wow Fest, so dog and horse lovers alike will find something exciting to see at the cinema. Special activities will include Marley's Round Up on The Town Green, a weekend local Barn Tour and a special welcome reception screening of the hometown film “Life In the Doghouse,” an inspiring look at the work of Camden horsemen and rescue advocates Ron Danta and Danny Robertshaw. Con­tact Julianne Neal at (803) 351-0223 or julianneneal@me.com. Visit www.equusfilmfestivalcamden.com.

The 3rd-Annual Irish Fest Camden will be held Feb. 28-March 2 as follows: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, Irish authors reading and open mic night featuring Irish poet Adrian Rice and Irish-American author Dr. Ed Madden at Books on Broad, 944 Broad St., Camden, (803) 713-7323; 7-10 p.m. Friday, March 1, Pub Crawl, 1000 block of Broad Street, live Irish pub music, food and drink specials; 8 a.m. Saturday, March 2, Lucky Leprechaun 5K, Town Green, 1010 Market St., Camden; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat­urday, March 2, Irish Fest Camden Main Event, 222 Broad St., family friendly festival featuring live Irish music, dancing, the children’s leprechaun parade, the IFC Highland Games, arts and crafts, food trucks and more. Tickets are $10 or $5 for children 2-12. Email irishfestcamden@gmail.com or visit www.irishfest­camden.com.

The Camden Community Concert Band Spring Concert will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, at Camden High School, 1022 Ehrenclou Drive, Camden. The concert is free and open to the public.

The 2nd-Annual Revel, presented by OceanaGold-Haile Op­eration, featuring décor, craft cocktails and artisanal heavy hors d’oeuvres inspired by the 18th century, will be held 7-10 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, 222 Broad St., Camden. Event will also feature live music, a full open bar, a curated silent auction, games and more. Pur­chase tickets at www.historiccamden.org/revel. Contact Halie Brazier at (803) 432-9841 or halie@historiccamden.org.

The Carolina Cup will celebrate its 85th anniversary on Sat­urday, March 30, at Springdale Race Course, 200 Knights Hill Road, Camden. This Southern tradition will feature tailgating, horse racing, contests, fancy hats and more. Tickets are $30. Contact Maggie Davis at (803) 432-6513 or maggie@caroli­na-cup.org. Visit www.carolina-cup.org.

CLARENDON COUNTY

The John C. Land III Boat Landing, Greenall Road, Summer­ton, will host several fishing tournaments during February and March as follows: Feb. 16, TBF/SAF High School Tournament and CATT Tournament; Feb. 23, CATT Tournament and Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament; March 2, Carolina Bass Challenge Tourna­ment; March 9, FLW BFL Tournament; March 16, CATT Tourna­ment; March 23, Fishers of Men Tournament and CATT Tourna­ment; and March 30, CATT Tournament. Call (803) 435-4405.

The force will be with the Town of Summerton 4 MAIN from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, when Clarendon Coun­ty "Star Wars" fans of all ages will welcome the 501st Legion. Since 1997, this fan-based costuming organization has spread the magic of the Star Wars genre worldwide through its au­thentic-looking costumes and has become a leading force in fan-based charity events. In partnership with Harvin Clarendon County Library, this free event will include Star Wars arts and crafts, creative activities, door prizes, face painting, refresh­ments, and visitors can also take selfies with a Stormtrooper. Costumes are optional. For more details, call (803) 485-2525 or email courtclerk@townofsummerton.com. Visit www.501st. com for more information about the organization.

A Second Chance Animal Shelter Annual Lasagna Dinner and Silent Auction will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, in the fellowship hall of Manning United Methodist Church. Tick­ets are $15. Call Anne at (803) 460-5535 or Donna at (8033) 460-0887.

The Manning Lions Club is hosting its annual Night Golf for Sight fundraiser on Saturday, March 9. The evening includes social hour at 5 p.m., a spaghetti dinner held at Wyboo Plan­tation Community Center followed by an alternate shot 9-hole golf tournament played at The Players Course, Wyboo Planta­tion. Entry fee is $40 per two-person team. Call or email Joe McNeil at (803) 478-9811 or jrmcneil@sc.rr.com.

SUMTER COUNTY

“Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sher­lock Holmes Mystery” will be pre­sented Feb. 14-17 and Feb. 21-24 at the Sumter Little Theatre, 14 Mood Ave. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Thurs­day-Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sundays. If you think you know the story of “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” think again. Ludwig transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic into a murderously funny adventure. Tickets: $20 for adults and $15 for students/seniors/military. Call (803) 775-2150 or visit www.sumterlittlethe­atre.com to reserve tickets.

As part of its Main Stage Series, the Sumter Opera House has an impressive lineup of nation­al acts scheduled for February and March as fol­lows: Feb. 15, The Platters; Feb. 21, Blindside with Performing Artist Stephanie Morin-Robert; March 1, country singer Gene Watson; March 9, The Queen’s Cartoonists; March 14, Kenny Cetero’s Chicago Experience; and March 22, Next Gen­eration Leahy. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. For details or to purchase tickets to the shows, visit www.sumtersc.gov/operahouse/events/main­stage.

The 2nd-Annual Hot Pursuit BBQ Cookoff and Car Show will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, at American Legion Post 15, 30 S. Artillery Drive. Admission is free. Wristbands can be purchased for $10 to taste two-ounce cups of barbecue. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2120515291305007.

Columbia City Ballet will present “The Sleeping Beauty” at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, at Patriot Hall, 135 Haynsworth St. This beautiful production will delight the entire family. Visit http://co­lumbiacityballet.com/production/sleeping-beauty/ for details.

The Young Professionals of Sumter’s 10th-Annual Chili Cookoff and Beer Tasting will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, at the Sumter County Museum. Enjoy all-you-can-eat chili from Sum­ter’s best cooks and a variety of craft beers available to sample. Tick­ets: $25 advance or $35 at the door; or $25 for military/police/fire/ EMT. Visit https://www.facebook.com/ypsumter/ or http://www. sumterchamber.com/2019-chili-cook-off-3142.

The Doug Mathis Memorial Car and Truck Show, a fund­raiser for the Sumter SPCA, will be held 3-7 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at Sumter Cut Rate, 32 S. Main St. Entry fee is $20. A donation bucket will also be at the registration table. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1200079270125601/.

One of Columbia City Ballet’s premiere performances, “Off the Wall & Onto the Stage: Dancing the Art of Jonathan Green” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at Patriot Hall, 135 Haynsworth St. Conceived and choreo­graphed by William Starrett, the ballet was created in 2005 as a tribute to award-winning artist Jonathan Green, who is known for his vibrantly colorful art depicting Gullah life in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2203291056619451/.

The Sumter County Museum will present "When the Rain­bow Breaks," a Holocaust lecture with Dr. Henry Knight, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, at Temple Sinai Jewish History Cen­ter. For more information, contact Annie Rivers at (803) 775-0908 or email information@sumtercountymuseum.org.

Dust off those golf clubs and get ready to participate in the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce’s annual golf tournament, The Rub O’ the Green, on Friday, March 15. For details, visit www.sumterchamber.com.

The 6th-Annual Farm to Table, Sumter Rotary Club’s annual event to celebrate local farmers and restau­rateurs, will be held 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, at the Sumter County Civic Center, 700 W. Liberty St. Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door and include food and bever­ages. Tickets available at The Sum­ter Item, Galloway & Moseley, Southern States, The Farm Store, Frasier Tire or from any Rotary Club member. Visit https://www.face­book.com/events/365219494260947/.

SwanCon: Sumter’s Comic Book Festival will be held Fri­day-Saturday, March 22-23. This free event, hosted by USC Sumter and the Sumter County Cultural Commission, cele­brates all things comic book and science fiction. Friday’s events will include artist panels and lectures at USC Sumter. Satur­day’s events will be held at the Sumter County Cultural Center, 135 Haynsworth St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include art­ist panels, vendors and more. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/247143002566383/.

The 5th-Annual Sumter Disabilities Benefit Gala will be held 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, at The O’Donnell House, 120 E. Liberty St. This black tie optional event will feature fine food, beer and wine, live music and a silent auction. Call Sumter County Disabilities and Special Needs Board at (803) 778-1669.

The 7th-Annual Car and Bike Show, presented by the Eve­ning Optimist Club of Sumter, will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sat­urday, March 30, at USC Sumter, 200 Miller Road. Call William McCoy at (803) 445-8000 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/583101068794481/.

RICHLAND COUNTY

The Craftsmen’s Classics Spring Art & Craft Festival, fea­turing original work from more than 300 talented artists and crafts people, will be held Friday-Sunday, March 1-3, at the S.C. State Fairgrounds, Goodman and Cantey buildings, 1200 Rose­wood Ave., Columbia. Admission: $8 for adults; $1 for children ages 6-12. Visit www.gilmoreshows.com.

One of the largest green and Gaelic celebrations in the South­east, St. Pat’s in Five Points will be held on Saturday, March 16. Event highlights include more than 20 bands on five stag­es (national, regional and local bands), children’s area, parade, Craft Alley (variety of regional, distinctive specialty craft brews on Santee Avenue), food courts and food truck rodeo, arts and crafts vendors and more. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the gate on the day of the event. Visit www.stpatscolumbia.com or call (803) 748-7373.

The largest family oriented wildlife show in the Carolinas, the Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic will be held Friday-Sunday, March 22-24, at the S.C. State Fairgrounds, 1200 Rosewood Drive, Columbia. Features include presentations on archery, an­imal displays, fishing, hunting and conservation. Hours: noon-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun­day. Call (803) 734-4008 or email psc@dnr.sc.gov. Visit www.psclassic.com.

S.C. GUN AND KNIFE SHOWS

Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 16-17, The Greenville Convention Center, 1 Exposition Drive, Greenville. Show hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8 per person or $6 with military identification, children ages 12 and under admitted free with an adult. Call (803) 463-9377 or email showdirector@scgunshows.com.

Saturday-Sunday, March 16-17, S.C. State Fairgrounds, 1200 Rosewood Drive, Columbia. Shows hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8 per per­son, children under age 12 admitted free. Parking is $5 per car. Call (770) 630-7296 or email mike@mkshows.com.