Richland County Free Community Events

  • Lower Richland Community Update Meeting

State Sen. Darrell Jackson, Richland County Councilwoman Dalhi Myers and representatives from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control and Westinghouse Electric Co. will hold a community update meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13 at Hopkins Park Adult Activity Center, 144 Hopkins Park Road, Hopkins. The meeting will address the recent uranium leak reported at Westinghouse. For more information, contact the Richland County Clerk of Council's Office at rccoco@richlandcountysc.gov or 803-576-2061.

  • Richland County Talkin’ Trash Tour

Richland County is holding a series of five community meetings to provide updates about trash and recycling collection and to receive feedback from residents about curbside collections and drop-off center services. The meetings are: 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 St. Andrews Park (920 Beatty Road, Columbia); 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 Upper Richland Community Center (280 Camp Ground Road, Columbia); 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10 Doko Manor (100 Alvina Hagood Circle, Blythewood); 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 County Council Chambers (2020 Hampton St., Columbia); and 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24 Hopkins Park Adult Activity Center (144 Hopkins Park, Hopkins). For more information, contact Richland County Solid Waste & Recycling at 803-576-2440 or visit richlandcountysc.gov/richlandrecycles.

  • Meet Your First Responders: EMS

Richland County EMTs and paramedics will lead this information session that showcases their daily responsibilities on the front line of public safety. EMS staff will provide equipment demonstrations and talk about EMS response vehicles, including the County's paramedic motorcycle unit and mass casualty bus. Children are welcome to attend with their parents. 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, Richland County Emergency Services (1410 Laurens St., Columbia). Register to attend by contacting the Public Information Office at pio@richlandcountysc.gov or 803-576-2067. This is an Engage Richland event. Learn more at richlandcountysc/residents/engagerichland.

  • Special Saturday Pet Licensing Event

Stop by Richland County Animal Care during this special Saturday event to receive or renew your pet's registration. Bring a copy of your pet's vaccination record and proof of spay/neuter surgery. In Richland County, the fine for an unlicensed pet is $500. The cost to license a spayed/ neutered pet is $4.21; a fertile pet is $21.07. 10 a.m.-12 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 25 at Richland County Animal Care/Public Works (400 Powell Road, Columbia).

  • History & Hangars: Public Tour of the Jim Hamilton-L.B. Owens Airport

Richland County Airport Manager Chris Eversmann will lead a presentation about the County's historic Jim Hamilton-L.B. Owens Airport as well as guide attendees on a tour of the facility, which is home to the S.C. Aviation Hall of Fame and a B-25 bomber undergoing restoration by the S.C. Historic Aviation Foundation.  6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 1400 Jim Hamilton Blvd., Columbia. Space is limited to 30 participants. Contact the Public Information Office at pio@richlandcountysc.gov or 803-576-2067 to reserve a spot and receive additional details. This is an Engage Richland event. Learn more at richlandcountysc/residents/engagerichland.

  • Public Tour of the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center

Residents are invited to register for a tour of the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center to learn more about the facility and meet some of the jail's dedicated corrections officers. Participants will receive a brief overview of the detention center from jail employees, then take a 45-minute walking tour of the detention center. 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27. Registration is capped at 30; children must be at least 13 years old. Contact the Public Information Office at pio@richlandcountysc.gov or 803-576-2067 to reserve a spot and receive additional details. This is an Engage Richland event. Learn more at richlandcountysc/residents/engagerichland.