The Richard F. Burkhardt Fine & Performing Arts Series brings the finest in performing artists to the community at affordable prices. Offerings have included The Platters, actresses Shirley Jones and Anna Maria Alberghetti, The Count Basie Orchestra, the Broadway musical "Brigadoon," Emmy Award winner Gary Burghoff in "Last of the Red Hot Lovers," and classical musicians.
Actress/comedienne Phyllis Diller and feminist leader Gloria Steinem have presented programs at SCC. The college's free T. Elbert Clemmons Series has brought to Columbus County such notable speakers as authors Maya Angelou, Pat Conroy, and Scott Peck and oceanographer Jean-Michel Cousteau.
An African-American dance troupe, storyteller Lloyd Wilson, and a Jamaican-style Jonkonnu festival have been featured in Black history celebrations at SCC.
SCC also hosts a weekly show on the county's cable television local access channels. The program, "SCC Presents," showcases groups, events, and services of interest to the community.