Dec 03, 2017 5:00 PM

SC Spinal Cord Injury Assocation is joining AbleThrive's #ThriveWorldwide campaign to bring together people around the world on the same day to celebrate living life to the fullest with a disability.  Meet at the entrance to the zoo for a group video/photo at the start of the event.  Zoo admission is $11 for adults and $9 for children ages 2-12.  Open to everyone! Especially members of the SC Spinal Cord Injury Association and their friends and family.  Join them at the Riverbanks Zoo, which is celebrating 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night. SC Spinal Cord Injury Association helps individuals with spinal cord injuries find a valuable resource for their needs, questions, and concerns. They discover a powerful source of strength through others who have experienced similar life-altering injuries. They also provide information, education, and support to family members and professionals who serve those with spinal cord injuries.  #ThriveWorldwide is a global campaign to celebrate living life to the fullest. This is one meetup out of 28 happening in 15 countries around the world on the International Day of People with Disabilities in an unprecendented stand of solidarity and community. Learn more at

Jan 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Chef Kardea Brown (as seen on The Food Network and Cooking Channel) is back with the critically acclaimed Gullah cuisine inspired Supper Club. Chef Kardea brought a taste of her culture to more than 300 guests across the East Coast from 2015 to 2016. For those of you who have yet to experience The New Gullah Supper Club, here’s what you can expect: The New Gullah Supper Club aims to unite people from different walks of life with one common interest, to enjoy good food with great people. Chef Kardea will prepare her spin on Gullah inspired Southern dishes with a contemporary twist. The menu will consist of a welcoming smorgasbord, small plate, salad, main entrée, and dessert. All items are fresh, seasonal, and local; therefore the menu is subject to change based on availability. The location of the event will be disclosed via email to (paid) attendees 24 hours prior to the event time. And not to worry to go boxes are provided (you’ll need it!). *ALLERGY OR DIETARY RESTRICTIONS WARNING: ITEMS ON THE MENU MAY CONTAIN TREE NUTS, DAIRY, GLUTEN, AND OR SHELL FISH* Tentative Menu (subject to change) Course 1- Southern Smorgasboard. Kardea’s famous Southern Pimento cheese, seasonal fruit, homemade bread and butter pickled vegetables, with Low Country boiled peanuts. Served family style. Course 2- Fried Chicken and Johnny Cakes. Perfectly seasoned then fried to perfection boneless chicken thighs served on top of a fluffy Johnny cake (bka hoecake), with a collard green slaw, and a drizzle of sweet and spicy pecan syrup. Course 3- Geechee Gumbo made with local Charleston white shrimp, smoked turkey sausage and succotash. Served with Carolina gold rice and a garden salad. Course 4- Sweet Potato Pie with a bottom layer of NY style cheesecake served with almond flavored hand whipped cream.  Drinks: “Swamp Water” and ice water. This is an BYOB event, please feel free to bring an adult beverage of your liking. 

Dec 12, 2017 6:00 PM

Meet with an American Board representative to learn how you can become a certified teacher in South Carolina without going back to college. This event is FREE and open to the public. The meeting will take place in the large meeting room. Attendees will: Meet with a South Carolina Teacher Certification Specialist Explore exam preparation materials Learn about American Board’s new clinical experience program Receive exclusive savings on the American Board program If you hold a bachelor’s degree, you could have a classroom of your own within a year with help from American Board’s online, affordable path to teacher certification. Also, if you’re paraprofessional, substitute teacher or teaching on a Temporary/Emergency certificate and you’re looking to gain certification, find out how you can use the American Board program to obtain your professional license. American Board for the following subject certifications in South Carolina: Biology, 9-12 Chemistry, 9-12 English Language Arts, 6-12 General Science, 6-12 Mathematics, 6-12 Physics, 9-12 Make sure to RSVP to save your spot! For up to date information call 1-877-669-2228 or email [email protected]

Nov 30, 2017 6:00 PM

EVENT DESCRIPTION: Assisting with recovery efforts following Hurricane Joaquin, which flooded 36 of South Carolina’s 46 counties, One Brick will be volunteering with SBP - our non-profit partner headquartered in New Orleans. Lodging is in a Day’s Inn, minutes from downtown Columbia and equally close to the worksites. The $170 fee includes lodging from Thursday, November 30 to Sunday, December 3, in a double queen bed room with breakfast included. As only a limited number of spots are available we recommend purchasing your trip ticket right away! Oct 24th UPDATE:   TRIP IS CONFIRMED!  Trip ticket is non-refundable. If you can no longer make it, the trip is full and we/you can find a replacement volunteer we may be able to refund your cost.  Please note however that NO refunds will be made for cancelations made less than 30days before the trip as this does not give us sufficient time to find a replacement volunteer. If you have any questions simply send details send Joe an email (josephd at Can't make it this trip, but want to help out anyway? Sponsor a volunteer by donating to our scholarship fund (above link) or make a donation of any amount to SBP. WHAT WE'LL BE DOING: We won't know specifically what we will be working on until we arrive. However, no building experience is necessary, as there will be on-site training and supervisors there to help guide us.   On your first day, you will receive your assigned task on the project home, and be trained for that task. We ask that you please continue working at the same home until that stage of the project is completed. This ensures forward progress on the home without re-training volunteers daily. Typical tasks include: hanging drywall, installing flooring, painting trimwork, and mold remediation.  We may also be asked to help on gutting flooded homes. Works day starts approx. 8:30a.m. to about 4:30 p.m. *NOTE: the workday on Sunday will be shortened to 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. to account for return travel Sunday evening.  We will volunteer with Habitat for Humanity on Sunday (SBP on Friday/Saturday). WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: Lodging is in a Days Inn. Linens and towels are provided. Recommended packing: sun screen, mosquito repellent, dirty laundry bag, and personal toiletries. Smoking/tobacco is not permitted in the rooms.Transportation: Volunteers must provide their own transportation. One Brick will help group volunteers together to share car rental costs.Other items: Airline tickets are not included. Volunteers are responsible for lunch costs and other meals, entertainment not included. How many volunteers can join us? Space is limited to 15 people. Please book early if you want to come. If there are no tickets left please email Joe josephd at as he will be keeping a waitlist. Is this trip for me? One Brick disaster recovery trips are TONS of fun each year with volunteers from all over the US and sometimes beyond!  Please however consider the following before signing up: Depending on the volunteer work you may need to stand or kneel for long periods of the day.

Dec 05, 2017 9:00 AM

ONLY 24 SEATS AVAILABLE! THE most anticipated "Digital Power Workshop" for business owners, entrepreneurs & decision-makers. If you are serious about your business, this event is a "MUST ATTEND." (AM Session - 9:00am - 12:00noon) Includes reserved seat, continental breakfast, $25 gift certificate, certificate for a free mobile app ($1,295 value)

Dec 09, 2017 7:00 PM

Come and enjoy dinner and motown, oldies and the blues with Anthony and Ida.  Choose dinner from the following entrees: 1.  Grilled Salmon and Shrimp on a bed of asparagus  2.  Seafood Platter with flounder, shrimp and crab cake with fries 3.  Ribeye Steak and a baked potato All entrees comes with a salad FAQs What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Parking is plentiful and free  How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Dr. M. Evelyn Fields 803-403-1945 803-223-9043  What's the refund policy? There are no refunds.  Ticket can be transferred to another show.  

Jan 27, 2018 12:00 PM

Kizomba Columbia is celebrating their 1st Anniversary.  Come out and celebrate with us! We have a great line-up of instructors for you for the weekend. Kimberly Nicole (Raleigh, NC) Rainee and Ro (Myrtle Beach, SC) Veronika Robinson (Charlotte, NC) Brandon Bell (Charlotte,NC)  **** COST **** Early Bird Full Pass – Only 20 Tickets available  @$55 Full Pass @ $75 Pre-Paid / $95 At the Door SATURDAY SOCIAL  @ $15 Pre-Paid  (Included in Full Pass)  Attire: RED Schedule of Events:         SATURDAY: 12:00PM – Doors Open 12:00PM - 1:00PM: Open Dancing 1:00PM - 5:00PM: Workshops 9:00PM – UNTIL: SOCIAL DANCING: 9PM Until   SUNDAY: 12:00PM – Doors Open 12:00PM – 1:00PM: Open Dancing 1:00PM - 5:00PM: Workshops 5:00PM – 8:00PM: SOCIAL DANCING   FAQs  What's the refund policy? All sales final.  Tickets can be transferred.  Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? A printed ticket is not necessary.  Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? Yes.  Please send an email to [email protected] with the Name and Email address of who the ticket is being transferred to.  

Mar 15, 2018 5:30 PM

Columbia area employers and Clemson Alumni are invited to a business networking and recruiting event hosted by the Clemson Alumni Association and the MBA Program.    All majors and industries are welcome!    Thursday, March 15, 2018 5:30 - 7:30 PM Hilton Garden Inn Columbia Harbison 432 Columbiana Drive, Columbia, SC 29212 Room: Harbison A   Come out and network with alumni and some of Columbia's top employers!   This is a FREE event & space is limited.   Light Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided. Please be respectful and attend if you R.S.V.P.    GO TIGERS! Companies Recruiting at this event:   FAQs What is the set-up and flow of the event? The perimeter of the room will be set-up with tables to hold employer literature.  Employers will need to share tables.  Please do not bring big banners or table drapes.  The center of the room will be reserved for networking.  There will be a boardroom set-up for anyone needing room for a more private conversation. What is the deadline for cancelling my reservation? Alumni must cancel by Friday, November 3 at 8:00 AM.  Cancellations after this time are considered "No Shows." Employers are expected to attend.  If you are an employer and must cancel, please send another representative in your place.   Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No. How can I contact the organizer with any questions not answered here? Contact: Deborah Cremer, [email protected]  

Feb 12, 2018 9:00 PM

Course Description This course is specifically designed for the individual who has the requirement to have a complete and full understanding of the features of i2 Analyst's Notebook. This five-day course teaches students to master the program’s analytical capabilities and integrate geospatial analysis into their products.   Course Objectives: After completing this course, students will understand the following topics: Understand the methodology in creating charts manually Learn to Merge multiple charts in order to uncover relationships and associations Create Associations and Timeline Charts using the import tool Understand data formats and create datasets for use with i2 Analyst's Notebook Format import specifications to create association or commodity flow charts Create variations on import specifications to allow multiple link and event analysis from a single dataset Enhance import specifications to automatically add attributes to charts Develop an understanding on how to import and merge data from multiple datasets, managing the matching and merging of entities Import data from multiple time zones to create a chronological sequence of transnational events Understand advance detailed and accurate analysis utilizing the Social Network Analysis, Filters and Histograms, Map Chart Items, Conditional Formatting and Activity View tools Learn to Integrate the Features and Capabilities of i2 Analyst's Notebook with the functionally provided by geo spatial software like Google Earth Understand how to create template charts to manage formatting requirements when data is imported Undestanding how to prepare created charts for presentation software ie:  PowerPoint, Excel, jpeg, and PDF Training is Conducted in IBM's Latest Release of i2 Analyst's Notebook Version 9   *CPE credit of 40hrs   

Oct 14, 2017 5:00 PM

October 14 2017 – WesternFebruary 3, 2018 – Dances Through the DecadesMarch 10, 2018 – Ballroom COTILLION DANCE SCHEDULE (dances and the lesson are all in one night)  Come be a part of the 2017-2018 Columbia Junior Cotillion. Cotillion is a long standing tradition for Columbia area youth.  We are a non-profit, private organization offering dance instruction for three fun-filled events for Columbia area eighth graders.  The three themed dances run for an average of 3.5 to 4 hours and include dance instruction, music, a meal, photo booth and lots of fun! Western Dance: October 14 Dances Through the Decades: February 3 Ballroom Dance: March 10 We also may be adding an optional etiquette class – DATE TBA Your teen will enjoy a recreational experience in a positive social setting. Experienced dance instructors teach a variety of dance steps, along with social and dance etiquette. No prior dance experience needed! You do not need a date and you will not be dancing with a partner the entire time. There are line dances, group dances and partner dances. It is simply FUN with FRIENDS. Membership in Columbia Junior Cotillion is LIMITED to 125 girls/125 boys. Spaces FILL UP VERY FAST! Membership fee $70Limited scholarships are available…DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPT. 10If you are in need of full or partial scholarships please notify our registration committee via email by September 1st  to [email protected]  In your email please note the reason(s) for the scholarship.  Scholarships are need based and are limited. Follow Us and Spread the Word! Instagram: #ColumbiaCotillionFacebook: Columbia Junior Cotillion How Can My Teen Get Involved?  REGISTRATION will cut off at 125 girls/125 boys and all additional children will be automatically placed on a waiting list. Details Membership in Columbia Junior Cotillion costs $70 and is limited to 125 boys and 125 girls. Your child’s experience will include 3.5 to 4 hours of dance fun with professional dance instructors, a meal, and a photo booth with photos from the 3 dances. On the September registration date you will register online via this site.   Registrations after we hit the 125 boys/125 girls cutoff will be kept on a waiting list and you will be notified if a child is unable to keep their spot. Invitations to each practice and dance will be sent to members in advance. Attendance is restricted to members only, with no substitutions allowed. Attendance is taken at all practices and dances. Parents of absentee members will be contacted. Because an equal number of girls and boys are accepted, attendance at practices and dances is expected to ensure every member has a partner for each rotation. Your application is your commitment to attend all three events.  NO REFUNDS will be given if your child is unable to attend or if the backup date for February is also canceled due to bad weather. All practices and dances are chaperoned by members of the parent committee. Members conduct will be monitored. Use or possession of tobacco, alcohol or controlled substances will not be tolerated. Purses, cameras and cell phones are not allowed. Columbia Junior Cotillion is not liable for any loss, theft or damage to any personal property. Failure to comply with these basic guidelines will result in appropriate disciplinary action including but not limited to parent notification and dismissal from future Cotillion functions.