Jul 20, 2018 8:30 AM

Augsburg Fortress looks forward to seeing you in Columbia, South Carolina at our FREE Summer Music Clinic!  This summer, join hundreds of other church musicians in exploring fresh and innovative ways to enliven music in worship.Summer Music Clinics are designed for everyone involved in creating and planning music for worship. Clinicians Wayne Wold and Zebulon Highben will lead a variety of workshops, including “500 Years of Singing-Exploring the Lutheran and Reformed Choral Traditions” (Highben) and “Priceless Treasure: Hymns and Songs in Parish Life” (Wold) along with choral, keyboard, children’s, and handbell (Ron Davis) reading sessions. Connect with other church musicians while previewing new seasonal music, discover ways to refresh worship with new resources, and join other musicians and the community for a hymn festival. Day One 8:30 – 9:00 Check-in, Registration for walk-ins. 9:00 -11:00 Handbells - Ron Davis 11:15 – 12:15 Children’s Music Workshop – Highben 12:15-1:30 Lunch on your own 1:30 – 3:00 Keyboard Repertoire – Wold 3:00 - 3:15 –Break 3:15 – 4:30   Workshop: Priceless Treasures: Hymns and Songs in Parish Life -  Wold               4:30 – 5:45 B.  Workshop: 500 Years of Singing - Highben 5:45 – 7:00 – Dinner on your own 7:00 – Hymn Festival: Seasons of the Son with Wayne Wold and Zebulon Highben  Day Two 8:30 – 9:00 Check-in or Registration for walk-ins for those who did not attend Day one 9:00 – 10:15 Treasures From the File Cabinet – Wold & Highben             10:15 – 10:30 – Break 10:30 – 12:00 –  Choral Session I – Highben 12:00 – 1:30 Lunch on your own 1:30 – 3:00 Choral II – Highben 500 Years of Singing: Exploring the Lutheran and Reformed Choral Traditions - Zebulon Highben Martin Luther and his colleagues famously created the German chorales and established a prominent place for vernacular hymns in their worship orders of 1523 and 1526. But Luther also loved choral singing, and a robust repertoire of choral music developed contemporaneously with the chorales. The Reformed tradition is known for its treasury of metrical psalmody, which also gave rise to a rich legacy of choral works. But what exactly are these choral traditions? What are their musical, textual, and liturgical parameters? How did they influence each other? Using repertoire from the new Augsburg Chorale Book and its sister volumes, this session will answer these questions and highlight the various streams of Lutheran and Reformed choral music, from the sixteenth century to the present day. Priceless Treasures: Hymns and Songs in Parish Life - Wayne Wold  In addition to presenting ideas about using hymns creatively in worship, Wold will discuss other areas of parish life—rehearsals, meetings, education, fellowship and outreach events, publications and public relations, and more—where hymns and hymn-singing can be enriching and meaningful tools for spiritual formation, community-building, and memory-making. Hymn Festival: Seasons of the Son A program of readings, prayers, and hymns/songs from many times and places that explore and celebrate the richness of the Church Year.

Jun 30, 2018 1:00 PM

  Please join us for the SouthEast Crab Feast event this summer in Columbia, SC.  This event offers the Low Country Coastal Heritage of outdoor cooking of fresh seafood.  This highly anticipated event will offer ALL YOU CAN EAT fresh Blue Crabs, one side of Fish & Chips, Snow Crab Legs Platter (Optional), Music and a Family Friendly Environment for the entire family.  This event historically sells out early every year therefore we recommend that you secure your tickets ASAP.  All advance ticket purchases will be held in the buyers name to redeem at Will Call on the day of the event.  The buyer will need a valid ID to claim their tickets.  Limited seating will be available on a first come first serve basis.  You are welcome to bring your own chair and/or table to assure you have seating accommodations.  SouthEast Crab Feast seafood is seasoned heavy to a great taste however you are welcome to bring your own personal condiments such as dipping sauces, special seasoning and/or crab mallet.  SouthEast Crab Feast DO NOT allow guest to bring large coolers, beverages or large bags into the event.  Soda and bottle water will be on sale. Finally, all ticket sales are final. The ticket buyer agrees that all ticket holders are not allergic to seafood and hold harmless SouthEast Crab Feast for any allergic reaction. Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any additional questions.  

May 05, 2018 10:00 AM

The Beautiful Awakened Daughters Summit is an unforgettable, interactive day of transformation and healing for girls who are growing up with an unattached, unavailable, absent father or flawed father-relationship.   Girls, ages 13-17, from area schools, churches and organizations will be invited to spend a day engaging in interactive workshops/activities.  Based on our groundbreaking work, “The Journey to Being Process™”, attendees will  participate in a transformative curriculum, engage in open panel discussions and listen to powerful speakers.   The girls will also partake in a special ceremony entitled, “The Love Experience.” The Love Experience is an inspirational and heart touching ceremony that will inspire the girls to take the Vow 2 Love, which is a pledge love themselves unconditionally and to live love as a lifestyle.  Girls will be encouraged to never forget who they are and know that they are love, loved, lovable. Combining interactive activities, music, food and some great speakers, this event is sure to transform these daughters into extraordinary young women.  To conclude this life changing event, lunch will be provided and the girls will delight in a special session with a national beauty consultant and learn have fun with some amazing products they can take home.   Each girl will also receive a Swag Bag fill with great items to take home.  The Beautiful Awakened Daughters Summit is committed to helping girls transform into extraordinary young women.

Oct 06, 2018 10:00 AM

The Beautiful Awakened Daughters Summit is an unforgettable, interactive day of transformation and healing for girls who are growing up with an unattached, unavailable, absent father or flawed father-relationship.   Girls, ages 13-17, from area schools, churches and organizations will be invited to spend a day engaging in interactive workshops/activities.  Based on our groundbreaking work, “The Journey to Being Process™”, attendees will  participate in a transformative curriculum, engage in open panel discussions and listen to powerful speakers.   The girls will also partake in a special ceremony entitled, “The Love Experience.” The Love Experience is an inspirational and heart touching ceremony that will inspire the girls to take the Vow 2 Love, which is a pledge love themselves unconditionally and to live love as a lifestyle.  Girls will be encouraged to never forget who they are and know that they are love, loved, lovable. Combining interactive activities, music, food and some great speakers, this event is sure to transform these daughters into extraordinary young women.  To conclude this life changing event, lunch will be provided and the girls will delight in a special session with a national beauty consultant and learn have fun with some amazing products they can take home.   Each girl will also receive a Swag Bag fill with great items to take home.  The Beautiful Awakened Daughters Summit is committed to helping girls transform into extraordinary young women.

Jul 28, 2018 7:00 PM

Determined to bring the love back, R&B artist Mista Roe is embarking on his inaugural, independent 37 city, 22 state national tour. It begins May 31, 2018 in Arlington, TX and concludes Aug 18, 2018 in New York, NY. The Bees and Birds Tour will feature live performances from Mista Roe, Sia Amun, El DeBarge Jr., Samoht, Ricky Latt and several multi platinum artists, and other celebrity guests at each of the 37 concert stops. The Bees and Birds Tour will be hosted by “Comedian Hot Topic”. He will keep you engaged with laughter between acts. Of course we can't leave out Mista Roe's official Dj, the legendary "Dj Doc Cooley". He's gonna get it done on the wheels of steel. A camera crew will be filming every angle of the tour for a major tv network. Due to confidentiality, we're unable to discuss the network details at this time, but hey... HERE'S A CHANCE FOR YOU TO BE ON TV!!! We're looking for the biggest R&B fans... The biggest MISTA ROE fans, and we KNOW you're out there. Mista Roe will use this tour to fulfill social responsibility by giving to a worthy cause. A portion of the proceeds from every ticket sold for the Bees and Birds Tour will be donated to the American Cancer Society and also to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The tour dates are expected to sell out... Get your tickets NOW! The Bees and Birds tour is about restoring love and promoting more love in our communities. It's about setting the bar high. There's an issue outside our front door, and raising awareness to it is only one part of it. Music is an integral part, and greatly impacts what flows into society. The right music helps us to love in spite of. We are looking forward to making an appearance in your city and the surrounding areas, and we're ready to make an impact on all of the great people just like you, with a great concert experience. What better way to do that, than to bring you a music event of this magnitude?

Nov 27, 2018 10:00 AM

We invite all meeting and events planners in the Columbia area to attend the Luxury Meetings Showcase. Space is limited so register now to reserve your spot for this complimentary luncheon and showcase. AGENDA 10:00am - 10:30am    Casual networking between Planners & Hoteliers enjoyed over a light breakfast.  10:30am - 1:00pm    Speed Meetings™ between Meeting Buyers, Luxury Hoteliers & Suppliers. 1:00pm - 2:00pm    Join our host, Jacob Ahrens, for a 3-course gourmet plated lunch, while enjoying some light humor and game in which each attending luxury hotel will be giving away a prize ranging from gift baskets to certificates for multiple nights stays.  2:00pm    Group Departure and Optional Site Inspection of Host Hotel.

Jul 30, 2018 9:00 AM

*$100 off Early Bird pricing! Use code EBC at checkout through June 10.* In this two-day course, you’ll gain an understanding of the role of the Scrum Master in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) enterprise, taught by a SAFe Silver Partner and an instructor with real world experience as an Agile Coach, Release Train Engineer, Development Team Member, and Scrum Master within multiple SAFe implementations at Intel Corporation.  Unlike traditional Scrum Master training that focuses on the fundamentals of team-level Scrum, the SAFe Scrum Master course explores the role of Scrum in the context of the entire enterprise, and prepares you to successfully plan and execute the Program Increment (PI), the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization. This includes learning the key components of scaled Agile development, how Scrum is facilitated throughout the enterprise, and how to execute iteration planning. You’ll also discover how to build high performing Agile teams by becoming a servant leader and coach, and how to coach those teams to deliver the maximum business value that is achievable through SAFe. The SSM certification signifies that you are prepared to perform the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe environment, increasing your value to teams and organizations that are implementing SAFe.  In this course you will: Identify the key components of Agile development Identify the key elements of Scrum Explore Scrum in the context of a SAFe enterprise Describe the roles and responsibilities of the Scrum Master Identify the characteristics of an effective Scrum Master Experience PI planning and explore how to facilitate this event Experience a complete iteration Explore how to facilitate iteration planning, backlog refinement, team and system demos, and the iteration retrospective Identify ways to track iteration progress and foster collaboration and synchronization between the teams in the program Explore improvement at the Program level with the Inspect and Adapt workshop Identify the characteristics of a servant leader Experience coaching with powerful questions Identify ways to facilitate better meetings, foster team member collaboration, and manage conflicts Attendees typically include: New or existing Scrum Masters, Team Leads, Release Train Engineers. This course is intended for people new to the role of the Scrum Master, or people wanting to better understand the role and how it fits in a SAFe enterprise. Every Participant Will Receive: Light breakfast and coffee Catered lunch Afternoon snacks Printed training materials The Scrum Master Certification exam for SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) to be taken at your convenience  Eligibility to apply for 15 PDUs to help maintain certifications such as PMP, PgMP Eligibility to apply for 15 Scrum Alliance SEUs (Category C) upon completion of the course Instructor: Darcy Kruse spent the last half decade as an Agile & Lean Coach at Intel where she launched Intel's first eight SAFe agile release trains, and later helped scale the organization up to nearly 30 agile release trains. In addition to being an agile coach, she also worked in the SAFe system as a Release Train Engineer and Scrum Master. She has also been a Team Member on a scrum team in a Product Development Engineer role. She has taught scrum classes to employees of the State of California, HP, and Blue Shield of California. Darcy holds a graduate degree in Physics. She will share her real world experiences with implementing, continuously improving, and sustaining multiple Scaled Agile Framework implementations in this SAFe class. Cancelation policy: Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made more than 30 days from the start of the course. For cancellations less than 30 days prior to course start, registrants may contact us to change their registration to another offering.  Notice: If you are booking travel please be sure to book refundable tickets. If 4 or more students do not register for the course, the course will be canceled and you will be notified of cancellation at least 2 weeks prior to class. Sprint Ahead will not be responsible for any canceled airline or hotel reservations. For group rates, on-site intact training or any questions contact [email protected] See our other SAFe certification and training offerings.

May 12, 2018 12:00 PM

On Saturday May 12, Beaufort Academy is excited to be hosting their 1st Annual Music Fest featuring DRIVIN N CRYIN. Gates open at noon and the music starts at 1:30 with opening acts by Cranford Hollow, Bounty Hunter, and Pat Cooper. This event promises to be a day that is jam packed with music and fun. There will also be a variety of food and beverage vendors. Make plans now to spend the day at the drive-in!  General Admission Tickets can be purchased in advance for $25 online at Eventbrite.com or $35 at the gate. Want to Enjoy Music Fest as a VIP? Skip the long lines! For just $50 bucks, you will have a fast pass and VIP access to private restrooms and special bar access (Does not include alcohol) Valid throughout the entire event. Get your VIP ticket today, only a limited amount are sold ONLINE ONLY!  Advance tickets are also available at Bill’s Liquors, and Beaufort Academy. There are a limited number of tickets available so advance ticket purchase is recommended. You must be 18 or older with valid ID required for entrance. No outside food or coolers. No pets. Event will be held rain or shine. Bring a lawn chair! Sponsor opportunities are available. For information, contact Jonolyn Ferreri 843-524-3393 or [email protected]

Apr 21, 2018 8:00 AM

Beginning Saturday April 21 through Monday April 30th 2018 the entire State of South Carolina (SC) is invited to begin the celebration of the first annual International Jazz Week (IJW) in honor of the endearing virtues of Jazz Music as an “educational tool, force for peace, instrument for intercultural dialogue and global cooperation.” This inaugural initiative is a consolidated effort between the new Skipp Pearson Jazz Legacy Foundation (the Legacy Foundation), Coastal Carolina University (CCU), and the Charleston Jazz Club (CJC), as well as other partners. All of the benefits of organizing a week of pre-event live music performances in SC to get the world ready can be attributed to the tireless efforts made over a period of sixty-five years by the late Skipp Pearson. What has been designed by his Foundation as a statewide endeavor exists to support the United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) 7th annual worldwide effort to celebrate Jazz music on Monday April 30th, the last day of National Jazz Appreciation in America. It is estimated that over one hundred and ninety-two countries around the globe are scheduled to participate in their own unique one day tribute to Jazz music. Come Let Freedom Swing, the music theme for IJW first year will allow SC residents the opportunity to experience Big Band SWING music from the 1930’s and the 1940’s through the delightful sounds of the Carl Payne Big Band and the Coastal Carolina University Big Band. For SC the annual tribute to Jazz music generally hosted by the Legacy Foundation during the month of April just got a whole lot better. Now there are two very important projects: National Jazz Appreciation Month and International Jazz Week being offered. Live performances for IJW 2018 will be held in the cities of Charleston, Cheraw, Columbia, Conway, Florence, Greenville, and Orangeburg, SC (see full schedule below). Schedule of Performances: Saturday April 21st                7PM until 10PM Opening Performance in Historic Conway SC Artists: Carl Payne Big SWING Band and the Coastal Carolina University Big Band Site: Wheelwright Auditorium, 108 Spadoni Park Circle, Conway SC 29526 Sunday April 22nd                   4PM until 8PM The Charleston Jazz Club / Dennis and Elaine Fassuliotis, Directors Special programming for the 4th Annual Charleston Jazz Jam and Mayor’s Charity Choice Award House Band: Chris Williams on Sax, Noah Jones on Keys, Wayne Mitchum on Bass, JT Rollerson on Drums and Jimmy Ward on Guitar Special Guest Appearance by the honorable John J. Tecklenburg, Mayor of the Holy City Site: Republic Garden and Lounge, 462 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403 Monday April 23rd                 7PM Artists: The Carl Payne Big Band Site: Historic Kress Corner, 117 West Evans Street, Florence, SC 29501 Tuesday April 24th                    7PM Artists: The Carl Payne Big Band Site: Expressions Gallery, 125 Second Street, Cheraw, SC 2950 Wednesday April 25th            7PM Artists: The Carl Payne Big Band Hyatt Regency Downtown Greenville, 220 North Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601 Thursday April 26th                7PM Artists: The Carl Payne Big Band Special Programming: The Launch of the Skipp Pearson Scholarship Fund at Claflin University, 400 Magnolia Street, Orangeburg, SC 29115 Please note that while the Legacy Foundation is providing these events free of ticket admission we ask that all members of the public make a minimum monetary contribution of $20 per person in support this project. Thank you in-advance. Finis

Apr 30, 2018 11:00 AM

Southern Industrial Constructors cordially invites you to the 1st annual SIC & Partners Golf Outing on Monday, April 30th, 2018. Customers, vendors and friends from the local area are invited to participate in the event. Join us as we connect with our peers in the community who help make this a great area for business. All that is required of you is to come out and have a great time. 11:00am - Registration & lunch 12:00pm - Tournament begins 5:00pm - Dinner & prizes awarded We hope you can join us for a day of golf, networking and fun!