Columbia Family Events | September 2021

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September in Columbia is full of fun – from back to school events, movies in the park, puppet shows, storytimes, art activities, outdoor events, and more! Get out your calendars and make a note of all there is to do.

Don’t forget to check out our local guides – apple picking patches, parks & playgrounds, indoor play areas, birthday parties, kids eat free, and more!

*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 correct them. 

Sep
1
Gladys’ Gang Toddler Edition: Hello Yellow!
Gladys’ Gang is back! Celebrate all things bright and sunny as we return to the galleries in search of yellow art and objects. Key topic: color. This program is specially designed for 2- to 3-year-old participants and their adult companions as a wa...
Sep
1
Farmers Market at Main
Stroll through our market, enjoy a cup of coffee, and pick up local produce, baked goods, and other farm fresh items from our vendors, who include: Owl and Bear Farm Toms Creek Farms Doko Farm Baked by Franny Fabel Farms Various forms of pa...
Sep
1
5 Kids Books to Celebrate Pride Month
Sunshine & Stories
Storytime is a fun way to introduce your little ones to literature — allowing all ages to experience the best in books, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, storytelling, songs and more. This is an outdoor event. Be sure to bring chairs or blankets for bet...
Sep
2
Outdoor Family Storytime
Welcome back to storytime!  We’ve missed you!  This family storytime is suitable for all ages, so please join us as we read stories and enjoy some fun songs and activities. Registration is required for this event.  ...
Sep
2
Sprouts Morning Out
For ages walking- 5 years Cost: $10 For First Child, $5 For Each Additional Child When: Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm Maximum Availability: 45 participants All participants must fill out a registration form. Because of the nature of Sprouts Morning ...
Sep
2
5 Kids Books to Celebrate Pride Month
Outdoor Family Storytime
It’s a fresh air, socially distanced storytime with stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Sep
2
Kidzone: Fall Leaves
Fall leaves fall. Let’s make leaf print pictures, share some stories and have a seasonally awesome time. This is an outdoor event. Be sure to bring chairs or blankets for better enjoyment. In case of inclement weather, this program will be canceled...
Sep
2
Full Steam Ahead: You’re the Computer
We are full STEAM ahead at the library. Science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) are all around us. Learn the basics of coding — without a single screen or wire. We’ll use movement–based games to explore code principles like seque...
Sep
2
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Draft & Craft Teen Makers: Tear Up This Book
Join us in upcycling and repurposing well-loved, donated books.  
Sep
2
Pop Up Art Show
Richland Library hosts an outdoor art exhibition series! Local Artists will be at library locations to meet and greet customers and community members from their own neighborhoods and exhibit their works each month this Fall!  This time, we&...
Sep
4
Community Heroes Month – FREE First Responder Fridays
First Responders and their families are invited to EdVenture Columbia every Friday in September for Community Heroes Month. Admission is free for the first responder (with identification) and up to 4 immediate family members.       &nb...
Sep
4
Backyard Saturday – Bluebird Day
Join us at Leo’s Landing Playground picnic shelter for Backyard Saturday. Through play, families can experience nature at Saluda Shoals Park. Each program will celebrate a nature awareness day through fun activities, crafts, stories, and cool biofa...
Sep
4
5 Kids Books to Celebrate Pride Month
Sunshine & Stories
Storytime is a fun way to introduce your little ones to literature — allowing all ages to experience the best in books, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, storytelling, songs and more. This is an outdoor event. Be sure to bring chairs or blankets for bet...
Sep
5
Blippi The Musical
Join Blippi as he sings, dances and meets new friends in an all new energetic and educational live show – perfect for the entire family and coming to the Township Auditorium Columbia 9/5/21!
Sep
7
Art Around the World
Explore other countries and cultures through art and stories! Celebrate the countless ways that art makes the world go round and the stories about the people who bring art to life. Each session will focus on a specific country, and children will...
Sep
7
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Teen Watercolor Painting Session
We’ll experiment with watercolor and wax resist methods, but most importantly, we’ll relax and have a good time! Registration required. Teens (12-18 years)
Sep
7
Teenscene: How Do I?
Do you find yourself asking, “How do I …” all the time? How do I boil an egg? How do I start a savings account? How do I change the oil in my car? We’re bringing in the experts to help us learn about the topics of your choosing. Registration ...
Sep
8
Outdoor Family Storytime at Richland Library Main
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.  Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.  Bring the family to the Richla...
Sep
8
Storytime in the Park
Storytime is a fun way to introduce your little ones to literature — allowing all ages to experience the best in books, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, storytelling, songs and more. This is an outdoor event at Community Park of Irmo. Be sure to bring ...
Sep
9
Outdoor Family Storytime/ Cuentacuentos en el Patio de Northeast
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. This event is free and open to children of all ages Comparte cuentos, canciones  y diviértete con toda tu familia. Este evento es grati...
Sep
9
Storytime in the Park
Storytime is a fun way to introduce your little ones to literature — allowing all ages to experience the best in books, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, storytelling, songs and more. This is an outdoor event at Gilbert Community Park. Be sure to bring ...
Sep
9
Storytime in the Garden
Enjoy stories, songs and activities with Richland Library and Historic Columbia staff in the Hampton-Preston Gardens. This event is free and open to children of all ages. Registration is required for this event.  Each registration...
Sep
10
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Toddlertime
Toddlertime is an interactive program for toddlers and their caregivers that encourages early enjoyment and development of language and literature through stories, rhymes and songs. This is an outdoor event. Be sure to bring chairs or blankets for be...
Sep
11
An Outdoor Puppetpalooza
It’s a fresh air, socially distance puppet show performed by our puppets. Registration is required for this event.   Please note: In case of inclement weather, this program will be canceled. Please include your email address when you&...
Sep
11
Squirt Gun Painting
Join us for some fun outdoor painting but not with your average paint brush.  We get to use squirt guns!  Wear clothes you can paint in. Registration is required for this event.
Sep
14
Outdoor Family Storytime
Welcome back to storytime!  We’ve missed you!  This family storytime is suitable for all ages, so please join us for stories and some fun songs and rhymes. Registration is required for this event. Each registration is for a ̶...
Sep
14
Virtual Crafty Jammies Storytime
Join the SCSM the 2nd Tuesday of every month for a very special bedtime story and craft time with some of our favorite literary characters via Zoom.
Sep
15
Family Celebration
RESCHEDULED out of caution around the COVID-19 pandemic. Mark your calendars now and join us for this free family event – to celebrate the creation of Limitless Purpose.  
Sep
15
Gladys’ Gang Preschool Edition: Hello Yellow!
Gladys’ Gang is back! Celebrate all things bright and sunny as we return to the galleries in search of yellow art and objects. Key topic: color. This program is specially designed for 4- to 5-year-old participants and their adult companions as a wa...
Sep
15
Teen Scrapbooking Club
Join us to make your very own scrapbook! Bring your own materials or use the crafting supplies we provide. The first of our monthly meetings will be on Wednesday, August 25. Please note: In case of inclement weather, this program will be canceled. Th...
Sep
16
Outdoor Family Storytime
It’s a fresh air, socially distanced storytime with stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family Registration is required for this event.   Please note: In case of inclement weather,...
Sep
16
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Black Vision Art
Celebrate Black art and the artistic talent that you already have! Discover your artistic potential, gifts, and vision, while also gaining knowledge and awareness of the importance of Black art. You’re bound to have fun creating your own a...
Sep
17
Yoga Storytime: Bedtime
Stretch your mind and body with us in our virtual yoga storytime. We’ll share books, songs and rhymes while promoting playful, active learning and a healthy lifestyle. This month we’ll be celebrating bedtime. Be sure to bring a blanket, thick tow...
Sep
17
Clinton Sease Farm Corn Maze
Corn Maze 2021 – FIRST RESPONDERS   $14.00 Admission (ages 3+) Children ages 2 and under are FREE   INCLUDES: All Mazes unlimited Hayrides All Playground Activities Pumpkin Patch   *Does NOT include admission to Sunflower Weekend...
Sep
17
Clinton Sease Farm Pumpkin Patch
This is a favorite local pumpkin patch because it has so much more than just pumpkins. Admission is $1 for ages three and up. Children ages two and under are free! Admission does not include a pumpkin, hayride, maze, playground or sunflower...
Sep
17
Lexington Family Movie Night – Peter Rabbit 2
Grab the family and come out for some free family fun. Bring your chairs or blankets and we’ll provide the rest. We’ll be showing Peter Rabbit 2 on the big screen, free popcorn, and free lemonade to guests. There is no charge. The Church ...
Sep
18
Family Farm Day
It’s time for Family Farm Day! Bring your family & friends!  This is a 1 day event! Hours: Saturday, Sept. 18th, 9am-4pm  We’ll start sharing this month’s vendors as time gets closer, so keep an eye out!! We love being able to...
Sep
18
Storytime Fiesta!
Help us celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with a puppet show, take-home crafts, and of course, fun songs! This bilingual program will be great for the whole family, especially families with small children. A joint program with Richland ...
Sep
18
Clinton Sease Farm Corn Maze
Corn Maze 2021 – FIRST RESPONDERS   $14.00 Admission (ages 3+) Children ages 2 and under are FREE   INCLUDES: All Mazes unlimited Hayrides All Playground Activities Pumpkin Patch   *Does NOT include admission to Sunflower Weekend...
Sep
18
AiR Presents: Songwriting with Molly – TEEN Edition
Join Richland Library Artist-in-Residence Molly Ledford for a casual group songwriting session just for teens (no experience required), in which we will turn a classic picture book into a musical. This interactive workshop is for any interest level, ...
Sep
18
Art Afternoon: Listen & Draw a Story
Exercise your creative muscles by drawing your thoughts about a short story read aloud. Art supplies provided. This is an outdoor event. Be sure to bring chairs or blankets for better enjoyment. In case of inclement weather, this program will be canc...
Sep
19
Clinton Sease Farm Corn Maze
Corn Maze 2021 – FIRST RESPONDERS   $14.00 Admission (ages 3+) Children ages 2 and under are FREE   INCLUDES: All Mazes unlimited Hayrides All Playground Activities Pumpkin Patch   *Does NOT include admission to Sunflower Weekend...
Sep
21
Outdoor Family Storytime
Bring the family to Richland Library Sandhills for a special Storytime in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, featuring bilingual books and songs, as well as a salsa dancing lesson. Make sure you wear your dancing shoes/ Traiga a la familia ...
Sep
22
FIT4MOM West Columbia Grand Opening Celebration!
Calling all Columbia area mamas!   We are so excited to be launching classes at the Barr Road Sports Complex in Lexington! Join us for a Grand Opening Celebration on September 22 from 9:00-11 AM! A free Stroller Strides class will begin around 9...
Sep
24
Knee-high Naturalist: Groovy Gorillas
(ages 2–5 with an adult) Gorillas are some of the grooviest animals in the world! Join us to discover what they eat, how they communicate and other fun facts. COST: $10 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general publi...
Sep
24
47th Irmo Okra Strut
The Irmo Okra Strut Festival is free to the public thanks to our sponsors! Individual fees apply for rides, amusements and food/drink. The family fun, live music, and all the goodness that is Okra. 
Sep
25
StoryWalk Storytime: How Do You Wokka-Wokka?
Celebrate Richland Library’s StoryWalk at Caughman Road Park with a storytime that is sure to get you moving to the beat and asking How Do You Wokka-Wokka? Tune in for a story or two, jokes, songs and more with some of your favor...
Sep
25
A Mysterious Craft Fiesta
Bring the family, grab mystery bags and showcase your artistic creativity with this mysterious morning of ooh-la-la craft making. Registration is required for this event.   Please note: In case of inclement weather, this program will be can...
Sep
25
Knee-high Naturalist: Groovy Gorillas
(ages 2–5 with an adult) Gorillas are some of the grooviest animals in the world! Join us to discover what they eat, how they communicate and other fun facts. COST: $10 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general publi...
Sep
25
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 hi...
Sep
25
STEAM Studio
Join us for inventing, building, and creating, using Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math! Registration is required for this event. Each registration is for a “family square” which will accommodate up to 5 people.  Please ...
Sep
26
Columbia Comic, Toy & Collectibles Expo
Come see us at Columbia Comic, Toy & Collectibles Expo located at the Jamil Temple from 10AM until 4PM on Sunday, Sept 26th!   We will have some amazing items – statues, toys, gifts, etc… all at great prices! Inside the venue, yo...
Sep
27
Virtual RPG For Teens: Dice Tales
Have you always wanted to try a tabletop role-playing game, but social distancing is in the way? Adventurers who would like to plunder dungeons and face off with dragons will be right at home in these “dice tales” where players create the...
Sep
30
Outdoor Family Storytime
It’s a fresh air, socially distanced storytime with stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. Registration is required for this event.   Please note: In case of inclement weather...
Oct
1
Scarecrows in the Garden Exhibit
This free exhibit will feature handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, businesses and organizations. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows.  In addition to being avail...
Oct
1
Knee-high Naturalist: Alligators and Crocodiles
(ages 2–5 with an adult) Do you love dinosaurs? Join us to discover more about their closest living relatives. COST: $10 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.
Oct
1
Cocky Meet & Greet
Come help Barefoot kick-off our football game against Troy with a Cocky-Bration! Come meet & take pictures with Cocky!
Oct
1
Historic Columbia, Columbia Metropolitan Airport present Family Flight Night – Planes!
Disney’s Movie “Planes” to be presented on the grounds of Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens on Oct. 1    In association with presenting sponsor Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE), Historic Columbia (HC)&nbs...

 

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