The Big Lebowski at City Roots!

Join the Dude this Saturday at City Roots! We’re showing The Big Lebowski, Saturday May 19, starting around 9 p.m.

Don’t forget to bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Adult beverages (including White Russians!) will be available. Perry’s Juices of All-Local Farmer’s Market fame will be there with lemonade and popcorn.

Please RSVP here on Facebook.

This is the second of a three part spring series, brought to you by Rosewood Community Council, Rosewood Merchants Association, and City Roots. Mark your calendar for June 16 for the last movie.

Thanks to our great Rosewood Drive and neighborhood sponsors!

E.T., phone home!

Join us Saturday, April 21, for a movie night at City Roots! We’ll show E.T., beginning a little after 8:30 p.m.

Perry’s Juices and Lemonade will be here with lemonade, cookies, and popcorn. Water and adult beverages will also be for sale. Don’t forget to bring a chair or a blanket to sit on. RSVP here on Facebook.

This is the first of a three part spring series, brought to you by Rosewood Community Council, Rosewood Merchants Association, and City Roots. Mark your calendar for future movies on May 19 and June 16.

Thanks to our great Rosewood Drive and neighborhood sponsors!

701 Center for Contemporary Art Driving Tour

Rosewood will have a few of our own home grown artists featured during 701 CCA’s self-led driving tour of Midlands-area artists. Check out photography like Brian Dressler’s rad picture of Columbia at right (and more!) during the driving tour open house April 21st and 22nd.

Also featured in Rosewood will be awesome crafters Kelly and J. Spencer Shull (312 S. Woodrow), mixed media artist  Amanda Ladymon (413 S. Woodrow), and stone mason Jefferson Hubbell (905 Chevis). McClellan Douglas, Jr. (3735 Prentice), painter of the mural-in-progress below, is also on the tour. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to experience some great neighborhood artists! Look for a program and map in the April 18th edition of the Free Times and on the CCA website.

Here’s the full information from 701:

701 Center for Contemporary Art (701 CCA), Columbia’s nonprofit visual arts and artist-in-residence center, presents Columbia Open Studios on April 21st and 22nd, 2012, as part of the 6th Annual Indie Grits Festival. This free, self-led driving tour of 69 artists’ studios throughout Richland and Lexington Counties showcases the Midlands’ talented visual art community and allows the public to meet esteemed local artists and see their working process at their home studios. (Artists keep 100% of sales.) Join them for a festive Preview Party and Indie Grits Kickoff on Thursday, April 19, 7-11pm in the Grand Hall at 701 Whaley with a complimentary grits bar, cash bar, soul, pop + oldies DJs, and lots of DIY fun! $8 advance, $10 door, all ages.

Rosewood Crawfish Festival

It’s that time again! Music, beer, and seven thousand pounds of crawfish will be descending upon Rosewood Drive on May 5th, from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the 7th Annual Rosewood Crawfish Festival. Rosewood Community Council is sponsoring a table and we need volunteers! Do you have an hour? Two hours? All day? Please help out your neighborhood by volunteering to work at our table. Email if you’re interested. Thanks!

Movie Night at City Roots

This spring, RCC is partnering with City Roots and the Greater Rosewood Merchants Association to provide a neighborhood outdoor movie series at City Roots.

April 21, 8:30 p.m., E.T.

May 19, The Big Lebowski

June 16,  Monty Python and the Holy Grail

We’ll be selling snacks, water, and adult beverages.

Be sure to bring a chair or blanket to sit on. See you there!

Thank you to our generous Rosewood neighborhood sponsors!

City Council Candidate Forum

You are invited to put the tough questions to our future city council members! Rosewood Community Council is partnering with Sustainable Midlands and the Rosewood Merchants Association to present a forum for District III and at-large candidates for city council. The forum will be held Monday, March 5, at 6:00 p.m. at 701 Whaley. District III candidates Moe Baddourah, Daniel Coble, Jenny Isgett, and Mike Miller, and at-Large candidates Joe Azar, Robert Bolchoz, and Cameron Runyan will all be attending. Cynthia Flynn, of USC and the League of Women Voters, will be moderating the forum.
This is a great opportunity to meet the candidates and have your voice heard! You can submit questions beforehand via email to Also, please RSVP on Facebook.

Neighborhood Leadership Summit

Do you want to learn how to be a leader in your community? How to raise money for your organization? How to better use social media? Join the City of Columbia Community Development Office for a Neighborhood Leadership Summit on Saturday, April 28th, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Dreher High School. More information can be found here and you can register online here.

Space is limited, so sign up now!

Rosewood Elementary 5k

Dust off those running shoes, neighbors! Rosewood Elementary is sponsoring its second annual 5K run on Saturday, March 24 to benefit the school’s Parent Teacher Organization. There’s also a one mile fun run for kids (and us big kids who can’t run the full 5K). Here is the sign up form with more info, or you can register online at Strictly Running. Hope to see you on the 24th helping out our neighborhood students!

Women’s Self-Defense Class

Please join RCC and Sgt. White of the Columbia Police Department for a women’s self-defense class, Saturday, February 25th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The class will be held at the Edisto Discovery Center, 1914 Wiley St.

There is a limit to this class, so you must email to reserve your seat. Wear comfortable clothes and avoid wearing jewelry.

See below for more information on Sgt. White:

Martial Arts Experience:
25 years
4th dan (degree) Shinto Yoshin Kai Ju Jitsu – incorporates striking, throwing, grappling & weapons.
SC State director for Shinto Yoshin Kai
Gariomt Arnis Filipino Martial Arts – incorporates stick, bolo (sword), knife & empty hand.
State representative for Garimot Arnis
Certified Okazaki Restorative Massage Therapy & Healing Arts. Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine. 
Law Enforcement Experience:
22 years in law enforcement
Sgt. Columbia Police Dept. / South Region A squad
SWAT Team / Sniper Team Leader
FBI Sniper School
SWAT High Risk Warrant Service/Entry – IACP
SWAT Advanced Hostage Rescue – IACP
Dignitary Protection & Escort School – IACP
Officer Survival Instructor
Firearms Instructor
Select Fire Instructor (Full Auto Weapons)