What's going on...
Movie in the Park
Schedule of Events
7pm: Set Up & Picnic (Bring your own food)
8pm: Camping 101 & S'mores
9pm - 11:30pm: "Oz The Great and Powerful" (PG)
12am: Quiet Hours Begin for the Camp Out.
7am: Light Breakfast for Campers (who survive the night outdoors)
For more information call Lesley Reeves at 803.359.9961 ext. 227 Must Register for Camp Out
COLUMBIA CHILDREN'S THEATRE PRESENTS
"THE COMMEDIA RAPUNZEL"
YMCA Summer Camp
YMCA Summer Camp is a safe and fun way to enjoy the Summer. Meeting new friends, learning new skills, having fun! Our camp staff are ready to help with memory-making day camp experiences. Safe, Fun, & Enriching. With YMCA Summer Camp give your child the opportunity to build self-confidence, independence, and creativity, and parents have peace of mind knowing your kids are in a safe and enriching place.
New for 2013! We’ve been planning for Summer Camp since last Summer and have a lot of great new activities and camps!
Resident Camp – A great new “sleep away” camp at Lexington Family YMCA.
Fairy Tale Princess Camp – A camp for all our little princesses out there. Singing, dancing, costumes, and swimming in the “Royal” pool are the king’s orders for the week.
Summer Camp Planner – Download our camp planner to help plan your camps for the season! Visit http://columbiaymca.org/camp/
DID YOU KNOW ONLY THREE PERCENT OF THE POPULATION DONATES BLOOD PRODUCTS? HOWEVER, MANY PEOPLE WILL NEED A BLOOD TRANSFUSION SOMETIME IN THEIR LIFETIME. PRESENT TO DONATE BLOOD OR PLATELETS WITH THE AMERICAN RED CROSS APRIL 1 THROUGH JUNE 30, AND BE ENTERED TO WIN A $1,000 GIFT CARD TO SPEND HOWEVER YOU’D LIKE. EVERY TWO SECONDS SOMEONE IN THE U.S. NEEDS BLOOD, SO THE NEED IS CONSTANT. GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE THIS SPRING. TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO DONATE, CALL 1-800 RED CROSS OR GO TO REDCROSSBLOOD.ORG.
Establishing paternity is a process where an unmarried biological father becomes the legal father of his child. Both parents can voluntarily acknowledge paternity while at the hospital when their child is born by completing a Voluntary Paternity Acknowledgment. Both parents deserve an opportunity to enjoy and grow in the parent-child relationship. A father has the right to know his child and contribute to the success of the child's future. Paternity helps children have a relationship with both parents, gain the security of knowing that their father cares, have knowledge of both families' medical histories, achieve better outcomes, decrease the likelihood of high-risk behavior, have access to health insurance or benefits such as Social Security or inheritance. SCPOP also offers a low-cost paternity test if there is any question about a child's parentage. Contact the SC Parenting Opportunity Program at 1-866-914-8786 for information. What a difference a Dad makes!
THE AMERICAN RED CROSS SUPPLY OF TYPE O NEGATIVE BLOOD HAS DROPPED TO CRITICALLY LOW LEVELS. THE RED CROSS NEEDS YOUR HELP NOW! give the gift of life TODAY DURING THIS CRITICAL TIME and MAKE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ADEQUATE BLOOD SUPPLY AND A SUMMER SHORTAGE. ALSO CONSIDER BECOMING A DOUBLE RED CELL DONOR. CALL 1-800-red cross OR VISIT REDCROSSBLOOD.ORG. THE NEED IS CONSTANT. THE GRATIFICATION IS INSTANT. GIVE BLOOD.
Once the call for help is sounded, we band together to accomplish what seems insurmountable….. CAFF was founded in May 2010 by a group of friends who saw the struggles of some members of the community who seemed to not have a support system of their own. CAFF is supported by countless volunteers and community businesses who donate their time, resources and financial support to assist CAFF in accomplishing its goals. CAFF is a 100% non-profit, local, charitable organization with no denominational or partisan ties. Recipients are chosen by the board of directors and based on referral, financial need and funds available for allocation. CAFF supports children and families by looking for ways to ease struggles for those who need it most. CAFF looks to primarily assist families with young children who do not have a strong support system to alleviate exceptional financial challenges by providing monetary relief and coordination of pro-bono or discounted services through local charitable events or individual donations.
Disturbed has kicked of their "METAL OF HONOR" campaign for the military. When you text 41518, you will donate five dollars to military veterans, active members and their families through the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) organization.
Voluntary service is recruiting for more volunteer shuttle drivers. Additional shuttles will be added in late August to help transport patients to and from the VARO. Volunteer drivers are asked to volunteer a 4.5 hour shift one or more mornings or afternoons a week. This is an assignment that Dorn volunteers love. The disabled patients are so grateful for the ride. Drivers must have drivers license and be over 21 years of age. Training will be provided. Many studies have shown that volunteering is good for your health itâ€™s boosts the immune system, lowers blood pressure and helps overall health! For more info, contact Priscilla Creamer at (803) 695-6780
There are any number of community food banks that are in need of donations to keep up with increased demand because of the economic downturn. Many also need volunteers. At Harvest Hope Food Bank's Shop Road location, for example, volunteers are needed to sort and package food, answer phones and help with food drives. Call (803)254-4432 ext.115 for details.
Road to Recovery is a program that provides cancer patients with transportation to and from treatments. Training is weekly at the American Cancer Society office. Volunteers must have a driver's license, good driving record and reliable vehicle. Call Lang Hunt @ (803)750-1693
Hospice Care of Tri-County is in need of volunteers for their Patient Care Program. Volunteers complete 6- 8 hours of initial training, yearly on-going training and coaching, reference and SLED checks. Many have at least 1-2 hours available a week. If you’re interested, or know of other compassionate individuals, church or civic groups that would like to learn more, call Terry Vann Schon at 803-400-1177 or Linda Davis at 803-461-5079.
South Carolina Mentor, a licensed foster care agency, is seeking individuals and families to provide care for foster children. If you want to make a difference in the life of a child or teenager and if you have an extra bedroom, a flexible schedule and the desire to care for an abused or neglected child, we need you! Please call Diana at (803) 799-9025 ext. 5607.
The Salvation Army Family Thrift Store always needs donations. The store is located at 1312 North Millwood Avenue in Columbia, South Carolina. Donations are intended to raise much-needed income to sustain Salvation Army programs. To make a donation, please call 223-9971.
Click the links below to see what's playing in your area. All are non-profit organizations.
Trustus Theater - http://www.trustus.org
Nickelodeon Theater - http://www.nickelodeon.org
Chapin Community Theatre - http://www.chapintheatre.org
USC Theater - http://www.cas.sc.edu/thea/season09-10.html
Workshop Theater - http://www.workshoptheatre.com
Veterans Affairs Representative will be located at the Columbia One Stop Workforce Center at 700 Taylor Street on every first Tuesday of each month, between the hours of 10 am and 12 noon to answer your questions regarding Veterans health care and benefits.
The Nickelodeon Theatre is a small 77 seat store front theater located in Columbia SC on the corner of Main and Pendleton Streets, adjacent to the campus of the University of South Carolina. In operation since 1979, "the Nick", run by the Columbia Film Society, is home to two film screenings each evening and an additional matinee three days a week. The Nick is the only non-profit art house film theater in South Carolina and is the home for 25,000 filmgoers each year.
Bands For Arms was created to bring awareness and support for our military, by having patrons display their suport by wearing a bracelet made from an actual servce member's uniform. Bands for Arms was created by Nicanor P. Mendoza II, and he recognizes all five Military branches with the ultimate goal as having patrons wear their bracelets proudly, erpresenting those who've donated their uniform. BANDS FOR ARMS is a project that was created to last as long as service members are in need. Their promise to our heroes is regardless of wartime or peacetime... they will be there providing as long as they fight for us! All proceeds go to the WOUNDED WARRIOR FOUNDATION.... to help family members of service members who have passed away or been wounded while serving our country. Along with your bracelet, you will get information on the service member whose uniform created YOUR bracelet! Rock 93.5's Kat Morrison owns one that is pink on one side (and camo on the other side) that reads "SUPPORT"... which came from a woman's uniform who lost her leg in battle.
MATCHINGDONORS.COM LINKS ORGAN DONORS WITH PEOPLE IN NEED OF KIDNEY AND OTHER TRANSPLANTS. IN THE U.S. 19 PEOPLE DIE EACH DAY WAITING FOR AN ORGAN TRANSPLANT. MOST OF THEM FOR KIDNEYS. IF YOU’VE EVER CONSIDERED BECOMING A LIVING ORGAN DONOR OR IF YOU ARE SOMEONE IN NEED OF AN ORGAN TRANSPLANT, VISIT MATCHINGDONORS.COM, HOME OF THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL…THE GIFT OF LIFE. MATCHINGDONORS.COM
WHAT: MEALS ON WHEELS recruiting volunteers for home delievered meal programs
WHERE: **in Richland County, call 252-7734
**in Lexington County, call 356-5111
WHAT: 2009 NATIONAL TRAILS FUND
WHEN: Open NOW for applications
WHERE: AmericanHiking.org or call (800) 972-8608
WHY: to help establish, protect and maintain foot trails in America
***The American Hiking Society 2009 National Trails Fund is now open for applications. This year, American Hiking will provide more support than ever to grassroots trail organizations around the country, giving local trail groups the resources they need to secure trail access, obtain and support volunteers and provide tools and materials to protect America's cherished hiking trails.
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Put your abilities to work! SC Vocational Rehabilitation helps eligible people of all ages with disabilities find the right job. Get career counseling, work training, and job placement. For more information visit scvrd.net, contact your local Vocational Rehabilitation office.
Want a high-tech career but afraid your disability will limit you? High School students can channel their abilities into career goals through the SC Vocational Rehabilitation's High School/High Tech program. Get college counseling and first-hand experience working in high-tech environments. For more information, talk to your guidance counselor or visit highschoolhightech.scvrd.net
Looking for a low-maintenance relationship? Want someone to be overjoyed when you walk thru the door? Project Pet offers adoption services for cats & dogs seeking people to love. Visit projectpet.com and connect with someone truly special. Project Pet...saving lives, giving love!
Volunteers are needed to answer the 24-hour crisis line, provide hospital accompaniment for victims of sexual assault and abuse. Training is provided. Call Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands (803) 252-8393 x104
Volunteers are needed for the information desk at the main branch of the Richland County Library. Customer service experience is necessary. Applications at all libraries, or call Cathy Dolan, (803) 929-3436
Big Brothers, Big Sisters is in need of mentors for children and youth. Please call (803) 691-5700 or visit www.bbbsgc.org