Saturday, January 22, 2011

Free Admission to Columbia Museum of Art

Tomorrow is Sunday, and that means the Columbia Museum of Art is FREE! This event is sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. The museum is open Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m., and is located downtown at 1515 Main Street.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Art for Kids

Are you interested in exposing your children to the arts? Check out the following events in Columbia this weekend:

Saturday, January 22:

The Snow Queen: The Columbia Marionette Theatre, 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Come watch this adaptation of the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson. Tickets are $5.

Art School: Sculpture 101: Columbia Museum of Art, ages 8-12, 10:00--2:00 p.m.. Make your own sculpture using wire and fabric. $40 for nonmembers, $32 for Kids Plus members. Click here to register.

Free This Weekend

If you've got cabin fever, check out one of these free events this weekend.

Thursday, January 20:

Fly South for Winter, 3:30 p.m., St. Andrews Regional Library (RCPL). Stories and craft about birds who fly south for winter. Ages 3-12.

Pajamarama Bedtime Storytime, 6:30 p.m., Ballentine Library (RCPL). Wear your pjs--what could be better than that?!

Friday, January 21:

Free Fridays at Riverbanks Zoo: Residents of Richland and Lexington County get into Riverbanks Zoo free on Fridays in January and February: Free Fridays at Riverbanks Zoo.

Family Story Time:
10:30 a.m., Blythewood Library (RCPL)
11:00 a.m., Blythewood Library (RCPL)

Winter Wonderland, 10:30 a.m., Wheatly Branch Library (RCPL). For ages 3-5; call 799-5873.

Bedtime Story Time, 6:00 p.m., Pelion Branch Library (LCPL). Call 785-3272.

Saturday, January 22:

Puppet Show by The Puppet Playhouse, 10:30 a.m., Irmo Branch Library (LCPL). Call 798-7880.

Bon Voyage, Adios, and Au Revoir: Let's take a Trip @ Your Library, 11:00 a.m., Ballentine Branch (RCPL). This week: explore Australia through language, stories and crafts. Ages 6-12.

Family Movie Time, 11:00 a.m., South Congaree-Pine Ridge Branch (LCPL). Call 785-3050.

A Great Day for Money, 12:00-3:00 p.m., Richland County Main Library. Ages 9-12. Help your children learn about money! Presented by the S.C. Office of Economic Development. Call 929-3434 to register.

Basic Organic Gardening for Teens, 2:30 p.m., North Main Branch Library. All supplies are provided. Call 754-7734 to register.

Family Story Times:
10:30 a.m., Richland County Public Library (Main)
11:00 a.m., Northeast Regional Library (RCPL)
11:00 a.m., Southeast Regional Library (RCPL)
11:00 a.m., St. Andrews Regional Library (RCPL)
11:00 a.m., Cooper Regional Library (RCPL)
11:00 a.m., Sandhills Regional LIbrary (RCPL)

Guided Canoe Tour, 2:00 p.m., Congaree National Park. Children must be at least five years old. Call 776-4396 to register.

Sunday, January 23:

Guided Canoe Tour, 2:00 p.m., Congaree National Park. Children must be at least five years old. Call 776-4396 to register.

Columbia Museum of Art: Free admission on Sundays courtesy of BlueCross Blue Shield.

Monday, January 24:

Pajamarama Bedtime Story, 6:30, Southeast Regional Library (RCPL)

For more information about Richland County Public Library, including additional age-specific storytimes, visit Richland County Public Library. For more information about Lexington County Public Library, including additional age-specific storytimes, visit Lexington County Public Library.

If you know of any additional kid-friendly free events in the Columbia area this weekend, please leave a commnet!