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With the social distancing measures in place due to COVID-19, events have changed—but there are things going on! There are lots of virtual events, drive in events, and even some live events that are starting to happen again. 

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Expedition: A Natural History Around the World at Belton Area Museum Association

September 19, 2020-May 29, 2021

The newest Belton Area Museum Association exhibit is now open for visitors at the historic Belton train depot. Expedition: A Natural History Adventure Around the World features fossils, gemstones, and minerals from across the globe and animal mounts from three continents. Come face to face with the world's 5th largest lion to come out of Africa. Look at the various adaptations of squirrels from North America. Marvel at the markings and sharp teeth of fish caught in the Amazon River.…

African Dance Class

February 9@6:00 pm-June 22@7:00 pm

African Dance Class is a free community dance class sponsored by the JM Smith Foundation. This class is taught by Angie Alderson, professional African Dance instructor, supported by Page Rogers, professional African Drummer. Due to COVID-19, we will will only allow 12 participants for each class. Information is on balletspartaburg.org/outreach. All registration information for the class and COVID-19 waivers must be completed before attending the class. For more information, please visit Ballet Spartanburg's website/or call the office 583-0339.

THE SALVATION ARMY – Did You Know?

February 11@10:00 am-July 10@4:00 pm

The Salvation Army is much more than thrift stores and red kettles.  The Museum in Greenwood is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of The Salvation Army Corps in Greenwood County with an exhibit showcasing the many ways The Army is fulfilling its mission of DOING THE MOST GOOD. The exhibit will be on display at The Museum, 106 Main Street in Greenwood, beginning Thursday, February 11.  Museum hours are Wed-Sat from 10:00-4:00.  Admission is free, and masks are required. …

SYT | Spring Class: Acting Foundations (3rd-6th)

February 25@4:00 pm-May 6@5:15 pm

Acting Foundations Thursdays | Grades 3rd-6th | 4:00-5:15pm | $125 | 10 weeks Class enrollment: 5 minimum | 8 maximum   Are you interested in acting but not quite sure where to start? We’ve got you covered! This class will build self-confidence while developing physical, vocal, and creative skills for the stage. You will leave the class with a strong foundation in stage performance and a newfound sense of self-expression.   This class will meet weekly on Thursdays for 10 weeks…

Fiber Filled Exhibition

March 11@8:00 am-June 30@5:00 pm

FIBER FILLED EXHIBITION  3.18 - 6.30.2021 Fiber Filled opens next Thursday March 18 during Art Walk at the Spartanburg Art Museum.  This exhibition features the immersive work of Samuelle Green and Liz Miller. They each have created 1,500 square feet of floor to ceiling installations using everyday materials that will transport you to other worlds, and leave you with feelings of optimism and curiosity.  Chairs move across waves of paper cones and a fictional landscape hangs in the balance.  Visit…

Greer Center for the Arts – Yoga Class

March 17@9:00 am-April 21@10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle!

Dance Class

April 7@5:30 pm-May 12@7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 12, 2021

Tap 5:30 - 6:20 Ballet 6:30-7:20

Wings of the City

April 12-September 30

Wings of the City, a collection of nine monumental bronze sculptures by world-renowned Mexican artist Jorge Marín is on display in Falls Park and on the Peace Center campus from April until October. Greenville is the first city on the East Coast to host the exhibition. Described as “an aesthetic experience where the perfection of the human body is mixed, in balance, with allegorical forms and fantastic beings,” Marín’s sculptures are expected to draw visitors from across the region.  …

Miracle Hill’s Annual Fundraising Banquet

April 13@6:30 pm-7:30 pm

This year Miracle Hill’s Annual Banquet will have a different, yet special feeling to it. In accordance with the current times and with the support of generous sponsors, the banquet will be held virtually for all to enjoy the blessings the ministry experiences year by year. The event will be on Tuesday April 13th at 6:30 p.m. on Miracle Hill’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Viewers will be able understand how the ministry serves hurting and broken people in the…

Edison & Tesla, The War of the Currents A Virtual Talk with Erik Vedeler, MSEE

April 13@7:00 pm-8:30 pm

In the late 19th century, three brilliant inventors, Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse, battled over which electricity system – direct current (DC) or alternating current – would power the world’s entry into the 20th century. The stakes were monumental. The battle epic. The “dirty tricks” down right dirty. And Eric Vedeler will take the “mystery” out of electricity.

Chautauqua: Edison and Tesla, The War of Currents (Virtual Lecture)

April 13@7:00 pm-8:30 pm

In the late 19th century, three brilliant inventors, Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse, battled over which electricity system – direct current (DC) or alternating current – would power the world’s entry into the 20th century. The stakes were monumental. The battle epic. The “dirty tricks” downright dirty. And Eric Vedeler will take the “mystery” out of electricity. Please register in advance for this meeting (Room capacity is 300. Everyone who registers for the meeting will receive a link…

Movie Review Crew

April 14@2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Join us for our "Movie Review Crew" film discussion. This month we will discuss "The Birds" (1962) and "The Girl" (2012). For an invitation to the Zoom meeting, email us at wdfcirc@infodepot.org.

TAG: Teen Advisory Group

April 14@4:30 pm-5:45 pm

Be the first to hear about upcoming teen events (including tentative summer plans!), share your ideas, and earn volunteer credit at our bimonthly TAG meeting. Register here for this live virtual program on Zoom:forms.gle… For local teens ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12.

Dance Class

April 14@5:30 pm-May 19@7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 12, 2021

Tap 5:30 - 6:20 Ballet 6:30-7:20

Greer Center for the Arts – Wheel Throwing Pottery for Beginners

April 14@6:00 pm-9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 28, 2021

Basics of wheel throwing, types of clay, firing and glazing.

Pickens Azalea Festival

April 15-April 17

At the Pickens Azalea Festival, we are always trying to provide more fun for the entire family! This year we are adding a family movie night on Thursday, April 15 to kick off the festival which will run over the next two days! Friday, April 16 will include a cruise-in, and Saturday, April 17 a day packed with family fun and entertainment! Click Here For Ride Details: https://pickensazaleafestival.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/ABC-2020-Amusement-sheet.pdf

eCommerce: Planning for Success

April 15@12:00 pm

Presented by Piedmont SCORE

Losing the Rainforest: Do Brazil’s Policies Threaten Our Future?

April 15@12:00 pm-1:30 pm

The globally important Amazon Rainforest is being threatened by fires, deforestation and possibly even development under the current Brazilian administration. Does this make Brazil a "climate outlaw" or is there more to the story? The Amazon plays a critical role in the Earth’s climate system as the most important ecosystem in the world. For years Brazil was a global leader in climate change, but in 2020 deforestation surged to a 12-year high and Brazil is heading toward missing its own…

Greer Center for the Arts – Have a Nice Clay

April 15@2:00 pm-4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 29, 2021

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 29, 2021

Hand building clay class with Gary Huntoon.

Karaoke Thursdays

April 15@4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until July 22, 2021

Join us Thursday Evenings for karaoke and a good time!

Sales for Noobs Book Launch and Signing

April 15@5:00 pm-7:00 pm

We hope you can join us to celebrate John Sterling's latest endeavor, "Sales for Noobs", on Thursday, April 15th! A limited supply of books will be available for purchase at the event. If you already own a copy, bring it with you to get it signed by John.

Greer Center for the Arts – Have a Nice Clay

April 15@6:00 pm-8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 29, 2021

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 29, 2021

Hand building clay class with Gary Huntoon.

Talent Show & Bachelor Auction – Frazee Center, WHHS Spirit Week

April 15@7:00 pm

Wade Hampton High has no shortage of talent, and we'd like to prove it to you! Come join us for a night of amazing talent, and try your luck bidding on one of our WHHS guys! All proceeds benefit the Frazee Center on behalf of WHHS Spirit Week. In the WHHS auditorium, masks and social distancing from other parties are required. One of the most celebrated events in the Wade Hampton High School community is their charity Spirit Week. Every…

FREE MOVIE NIGHT THURSDAY!

April 15@8:30 pm-11:00 pm

Join us for the second annual Family Movie Night! This year’s theme is the 80’s and we are asking participants to dress in their favorite 80’s attire and let’s step back in time to one of the greatest decades of music and movies! We will recognize all participants prior to the movie! The movie is expected to start around 8:30 PM just after sunset in the City of Pickens Amphitheater. The amphitheater is located directly across West Main Street from…

Chick-fil-A Profit Share – Frazee Center, WHHS Spirit Week

April 16@6:30 am-10:00 pm

Come get some good food while supporting the Frazee Center on behalf of Wade Hampton High's Spirit Week! Be sure to mention WHHS when you order, and feel free to wear Ancient Greece or Greek Life clothes with our students! One of the most celebrated events in the Wade Hampton High School community is their charity Spirit Week. Every year, the school chooses a local charity and spends one amazing week raising money for this charity--last year, WHHS raised over…

Exhibit Homeschool Day- Pigskin Peanuts

April 16@1:30 pm-3:00 pm

Pigskin Peanuts: From the STEM Zone to the End Zone Explore the history of football while also learning about the science, technology, and evolution of this beloved pastime. Exhibit Homeschool Days are open to children in 1st-12th grade. Children will be divided into two groups: Elementary and Middle/High School. WHAT: Exhibit Homeschool Day   WHEN: Every third Friday at 1:30 p.m.   WHERE: Upcountry History Museum   HOW: April 16 is open to kids in 1st-12th grade   WHY: Get hands-on with history and science…

Teens Play: Among Us

April 16@4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Join us for this Among Us program! You'll play either as a Crewmate and try to finish tasks, keep the ship running, and discover the identities of the Impostors OR as an Impostor and attempt to sabotage the mission, eliminate everyone, and cause chaos! To play, download the free app on your phone or tablet or buy a copy on Steam for $4.99. Space is limited, so sign up here: forms.gle…

Staff Pick Fridays

April 16@6:00 pm-6:15 pm

Check out our latest staff picks video on YouTube! Every week, SCPL staff will highlight their favorite books, movies, TV and more! https://www.youtube.com/spartanburglibraries

A CRUISE-IN WITH CLASSICS, MUSCLE CARS, AND MORE!

April 16@7:00 pm-11:00 pm

The Pickens Azalea Festival continues Friday Night with our cruise-in in the heart of Pickens, S.C. Roads will close at 6 PM as cars, jeeps, and classics from all eras take the streets in one of the largest cruise-ins in the Southeast! No fees or applications are required! All we ask is that those who would like to participate in the cruise-in enter from South Lewis Street or Pendleton Street. All Cruise-in traffic is one way, East to West. We are…

Enchanted Returns

April 16@7:30 pm-April 18@2:00 pm

When the world forces us into “stay-at-home” mode, a young brother and sister get caught in an endless cycle of electronics and a longing for the time they could play with their friends. Alas, the magic of nature calls them to put their devices away and exercise the power of their imaginations! Through enduring love between a prince and a princess-turned-swan, and the beauty of an enchanted garden preserved with nature’s best, we will always have our imagination to get…

Poultry Pageant – Frazee Center, WHHS Spirit Week

April 16@7:30 pm

It's that time of year again! Wade Hampton High's Spirit Week is a crazy, hectic week for everyone involved, especially students competing in the poultry competition. Pairs of students compete to raise the most money for a designated charity each year, and the losing pair from each grade is in danger of a punishment decided by the freshmen! Come join us for this fun, silly pageant, and help us raise money for the Frazee Center on behalf of WHHS Spirit…

Ropin’ the Wind: A Tribute to Garth Brooks

April 16@8:00 pm

Brad Puckett is a rising star in the country music world with a live show that is best described as a rock and roll show with a country feel to it. Brad keeps the crowd going from the first note till the last. He has sold out over 50 venues in the last two years and his popularity continues to grow. What does Brad say about all of this success? "I feel that it is an honor to get to…

Mauldin Youth Theatre Presents: Matilda, JR.

April 16@8:00 pm-9:30 pm
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8:00 p.m. | Friday, April 9, 2021 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. | Saturday, April 10, 2021 3:00 p.m. | Sunday, April 11, 2021 8:00 p.m. | Friday, April 16, 2021 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. | Saturday, April 17, 2021 3:00 p.m. | Sunday, April 18, 2021 8:00 p.m. | Friday, April 23, 2021 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. | Saturday, April 24, 2021 3:00 p.m. | Sunday, April 25, 2021 Rebellion is nigh in Matilda JR., a gleefully…

2021 Ville to Ville Craft Brew Relay

April 17

The Ville to Ville Craft Brew Relay celebrates the beautiful region from Asheville, NC to Greenville, SC. It is a 75-mile team running event traveling from the peaks to the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, through local craft breweries, and into quaint southern towns.

Yard Sale – Frazee Center, WHHS Spirit Week

April 17@8:00 am-12:00 pm

Come by the annual Wade Hampton High Spirit Week Yard Sale! We have some great items this year, including shoes from Lebron James's Nike collection, a Louis Vuitton bag, a beautiful painting previously sold for over $500, and so much more! WHHS is raising money for the Frazee Center this year on behalf of Spirit Week, so come take a look at the charity and see for yourself where the money raised will go! All proceeds go to the Frazee…

Class Car Washes – Frazee Center, WHHS Spirit Week

April 17@11:00 am-2:00 pm

Come get your car washed by the ever-so-diligent Wade Hampton High student body. The car wash is free, but donations are eagerly accepted! See below for locations for each class car wash--which class will raise the most money? 12th grade - Pebble Creek Pizza, 1306 Stallings Rd, Greenville SC, 29609 11th grade - Bojangles, 3031 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Taylors SC, 29687 10th grade - Stone Lake Family Dentistry, 1131 Rutherford Rd, Greenville SC, 29609 9th grade - Grace Church, 2701…

Little Miss Wade Hampton – Frazee Center, WHHS Spirit Week

April 17@1:00 pm

Come along to our annual Little Miss pageant, where your favorite may be crowned! The event will be held in the Wade Hampton High auditorium. All proceeds benefit the Frazee Center on behalf of WHHS Spirit Week, and social distancing from other parties is required. One of the most celebrated events in the Wade Hampton High School community is their charity Spirit Week. Every year, the school chooses a local charity and spends one amazing week raising money for this…

Mauldin Youth Theatre Presents: Matilda, JR.

April 17@3:00 pm-4:30 pm
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8:00 p.m. | Friday, April 9, 2021 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. | Saturday, April 10, 2021 3:00 p.m. | Sunday, April 11, 2021 8:00 p.m. | Friday, April 16, 2021 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. | Saturday, April 17, 2021 3:00 p.m. | Sunday, April 18, 2021 8:00 p.m. | Friday, April 23, 2021 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. | Saturday, April 24, 2021 3:00 p.m. | Sunday, April 25, 2021 Rebellion is nigh in Matilda JR., a gleefully…

Pebble Creek Pizza Profit Share – Frazee Center, WHHS Spirit Week

April 17@5:00 pm-7:30 pm

Stop by Pebble Creek Pizza in Taylors from 5-7:30 on April 17! Mention Wade Hampton High at the counter to contribute to the Frazee Center on behalf of WHHS Spirit Week. Come get some great, local food while supporting a great, local charity! One of the most celebrated events in the Wade Hampton High School community is their charity Spirit Week. Every year, the school chooses a local charity and spends one amazing week raising money for this charity--last year,…

Powderpuff Football – Frazee Center, WHHS Spirit Week

April 17@5:00 pm

Grab your tickets to the highly anticipated Wade Hampton High Powderpuff game now! Seniors play freshman, juniors play sophomores, and the winners of both games play each other. The event will be held in the WHHS stadium, and all the proceeds go to support the Frazee Center on behalf of WHHS Spirit Week. Social distancing from other parties is required. One of the most celebrated events in the Wade Hampton High School community is their charity Spirit Week. Every year,…

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