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Tuesday, Aug. 1

S — FREE! IT’S A DIFFERENT ACTIVITY EACH WEEK at Family Fun Night at 7 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Explore something new – it could be music, dancing, crafts or more. Ages 12 and younger with a caregiver. Call 864-596-3504.

S – FREE! TWEEN SCENE is at 7 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. The event features crafts, games and more. Ages 10 – 12. Call 864-596-3504.

Wednesday, Aug. 2

G — FREE! ADVENTURES IN HISTORY is at 10:30 a.m. at the Hughes Main Library. Visit greenvillelibrary.org.

Thursday, Aug. 3

G — FREE! NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHT is 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Upcountry History Museum. Explore museum exhibits, hear a story and more. A limited number of book giveaways are available for children. Visit www.upcountryhistory.org.

G — FREE! LAKESIDE CONCERT: Asheville Jazz Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. at Furman University. Visit furman.edu.

S — FREE! MEET COMMUNITY HELPERS from the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office at 11:30 a.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Call 864-574-6815.

Friday, Aug. 4

THE SPLASH & DASH for ages 3 – 16 is at the Laurens YMCA. The event features a pool swim followed by a cross-country run. The cost is $15 each. To register, visit ghs.org/splashndash.

G — A CREEK RANGER HIKE begins at 10 a.m. at Paris Mountain State Park. The event is a one-mile, ranger-led walk. The cost is $7 each, payable at the gate instead of park admission. Registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 864-244-5565 or email ctaylor@scprt.com.

G — FREE! A BLOCK PARTY is at 10:30 a.m. at the Hughes Main Library. Visit greenvillelibrary.org.

G — STARRY NIGHTS is at Roper Mountain Science Center. Show times are 6, 7:15 and 8:45 p.m. at the T. C. Hooper Planetarium. Each show will begin with Carolina Skies, a live talk about the constellations, followed by the featured show. The 6 p.m. feature will be “Magic Treehouse Space Mission.” The 7:15 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. feature will be “Eclipse: The Sun Revealed.” The Daniel Observatory will also be open from 7:30 – 10 p.m., weather permitting, for viewing through the 23-inch telescope. Visit https://www.ropermountain.org.

Saturday, Aug. 5

G — DRAGONFLY SUMMER: DASH is 10 a.m. – noon at Lake Conestee Nature Park. Join Furman Graduate student Mara Chamlee for a guided walk around the park in search of dragonflies. The cost is $8 each. Open to all ages. Registration is required. Visit lakeconesteenaturepark.com/events/dragonfly-summer-dash.

G — THE BIG LATCH ON will be held 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Modern Cloth, 1374 N. Pleasantburg Dr. The community is invited to support breastfeeding through special family-friendly activities. Find details at bit.ly/2uzAf0n.

G — AN ECLIPSE TAKE HOME ACTIVITY is at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Visit www.tcmupstate.org.

S — THE BIG LATCH ON will be held 10 a.m. – noon at the Boiling Springs Library. The community is invited to support breastfeeding through special family-friendly activities. For details, visit bit.ly/2vyU315.

Sunday, Aug. 6

G — FAMILY FUN DAY is 1 – 4 p.m. at the Upcountry History Museum. The event includes stories, crafts and more, all inspired by Curious George. Free for members and included with regular admission. For details, visit upcountryhistory.org.

Monday, Aug. 7

G — KNEE HIGH NATURALISTS: I CAN SEE YOU is 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Lake Conestee Nature Park. Why do some animals blend in and some don’t? Investigate this through hands on observations and games. Open to ages 3 – 6 accompanied by an adult. The cost is $10. Registration is required. Visit lakeconesteenaturepark.com/events/knee-high-naturalists/.

S — FREE! EXPERIENCE AN ECLIPSE LAB with Roper Mountain Science Center at 3:30, 4:15, 5 and 5:45 p.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Registration is required. Call 864-574-6815.

Tuesday, Aug. 8

G — FREE! A HOMESCHOOL FAIR is 10 – 11:30 a.m. at the Greer Branch Library. Try out online resources and learn about the library’s craft time, Science Station and Adventures in History programs. Ages 5 – 11 with an adult caregiver. Visit greenvillelibrary.org.

G — IT’S MAGIC TREEHOUSE TIME at 3:30 p.m. at the Upcountry History Museum’s book club for kids. This week’s book is “Dark Day in the Deep Sea.” Registration is recommended. Admission or museum membership required. Visit www.upcountryhistory.org.

S — FREE! MAKE CLAY SPACE CREATURES at 4:30 p.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Register in advance. Ages 10 – 12. Call 864-574-6815.

S — FREE! IT’S A DIFFERENT ACTIVITY EACH WEEK at Family Fun Night at 7 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Explore something new – it could be music, dancing, crafts or more. Ages 12 and younger with a caregiver. Call 864-596-3504.

S — FREE! TWEEN SCENE is at 7 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. The event features crafts, games, movies and more. Ages 10 – 12. Call 864-596-3504.

Wednesday, Aug. 9

G — FREE! A HOMESCHOOL FAIR is 10 – 11:30 a.m. at the Hughes Main Library. Try out online resources and learn about the library’s craft time, Science Station and Adventures in History programs. Ages 5 – 11 with an adult caregiver. Visit greenvillelibrary.org.

Thursday, Aug. 10

LIVEWELL GREENVILLE’S PARK HOP closing celebration is 4 – 7 p.m. at the Mauldin Cultural Center. The event includes prizes for Park Hop participation and more. Learn more and register for Park Hop adventures at https://livewellgreenville.org/park-hop.

G — CELEBRATE WORLD LION DAY 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Greenville Zoo. World Lion Day is the first global campaign to celebrate the importance of the lion worldwide. For details, visit www.greenvillezoo.com.

G — FREE! STAR LAB is at 3:30 p.m. at the Mauldin Branch Library. Visit greenvillelibrary.org.

G — FREE! WATCH “FINDING DORY” at Heritage Park in Simpsonville. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. The movie begins at dusk. Concessions will be sold. The event includes prize drawings and inflatables. Visit www.simpsonville.com.

Friday, Aug. 11

THE LAKE LURE OLYMPIAD, a family sports festival, is in Lake Lure, N.C. It includes a Junior Olympiad for ages 4 –14. For details, visit www.lakelureolympiad.com.

G — A CREEK RANGER HIKE begins at 10 a.m. at Paris Mountain State Park. The event is a one-mile, ranger-led walk. The cost is $7 each, payable at the gate instead of park admission. Registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 864-244-5565 or email ctaylor@scprt.com.

G — FREE! A READING ALL STARS PREVIEW PARTY is at 11 a.m. at the Hughes Main Library. Visit greenvillelibrary.org.

G — FREE! A BOARD GAME AFTERNOON is 2 – 3 p.m. at the Simpsonville Branch Library. Ages 6 – 11. Visit greenvillelibrary.org.

G — FREE! COUNTDOWN TO KINDERGARTEN is 6 – 8 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Admission is free for rising kindergarten students and their families. Meet vendors with resources for kindergarten students and get ready for the first day of school. Visit www.tcmupstate.org.

G — STARRY NIGHTS — See Aug. 4.

Saturday, Aug. 12

KRAZY WITH KUDZU is 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Chimney Rock Park. Learn the good, the bad and the ugly of Kudzu. Included with admission. For details, call 828-625-9611 or visit www.chimneyrockpark.com.

THE LAKE LURE OLYMPIAD — See Aug. 11.

G — THE SUPERHERO 5K is at 8 a.m. at the Kroc Center. The event raises funds to support the after-school and summer programs of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Greenville County. It is open to runners and walkers of all ages Registration is $30 each for ages 18 and older, $20 each for ages 13 – 17 and $10 each for ages 12 and younger. Dress are your favorite superhero. For more information or to register, visit www.bgcgreenville.org.

G — THE REALLY GOOD, REALLY BIG, REALLY CHEAP BOOK SALE is 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at McAlister Square. The event benefits Greenville Literacy Association. Early bird shoppers can pay $10 to enter at 7:30 a.m. For details, visit www.greenvilleliteracy.org.

G — PREDICT THE CORONA at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Visit www.tcmupstate.org.

S — LIVING HISTORY SATURDAY is at Walnut Grove Plantation. For details, visit spartanburghistory.org.

S – FREE! A BACK TO SCHOOL HEALTH FAIR hosted by ReGenesis Heath is 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Spartanburg Community College. The event includes health screenings for children including vision, dental, asthma, height, weight, BMI, blood sugar, blood pressure and scoliosis. With the completion of four screenings children will receive a free backpack filled with school supplies. Free haircuts will also be available to students, as well as games, food, safety tips and more. Visit us at try.myrhc.org/.

S — FREE! A PLAY DATE for children and caregivers is at 11 a.m. at the Cowpens Branch Library. Call 864-463-0430.

Sunday, Aug. 13

THE 11TH ANNUAL RACE TO THE ROCK is at Chimney Rock Park. This is a challenging 5K run or 25-mile bike race that climbs 900 feet in the last 3 miles to finish at the base of Chimney Rock. This is the only time you can run or bike up to Chimney Rock. Spectators get in free if in the Park before 7:30 a.m. Register at www.lakelureolympiad.com.

THE LAKE LURE OLYMPIAD — See Aug. 11.

FREE! CAROLINA YOUTH SYMPHONY presents a concert at 2 p.m. at the Airnaisium at Camp Greenville. The concert represents the culmination of CYS’ season opening summer camp. For details, visit carolinayouthsymphony.org.

G — THE REALLY GOOD, REALLY BIG, REALLY CHEAP BOOK SALE is 1 – 4 p.m. at McAlister Square. The event benefits Greenville Literacy Association. Fill a bag with books for $10. For details, visit www.greenvilleliteracy.org.

Monday, Aug. 14

G — THE MONDAY MATINEE MOVIE is at 2 p.m. at the Upcountry History Museum. Visit www.upcountryhistory.org.

S — FREE! A LEGO BLOCK PARTY is at 4:30 p.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Call 864-574-6815.

S — FREE! ALTERED ATTIRE: DIY SHIRTS is at 6:30 p.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Bring a shirt or accessory to transform. Ages 12 – 18. Call 864-574-6815.

Tuesday, Aug. 15

S — FREE! MAKE AN ALL ABOUT ME POSTER at 4 p.m. at the Chesnee Branch Library. The event is for tweens. Call 864-461-2423.

S — FREE! IT’S A DIFFERENT ACTIVITY EACH WEEK at Family Fun Night at 7 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Explore something new – it could be music, dancing, crafts or more. Ages 12 and younger with a caregiver. Call 864-596-3504.

S — FREE! TWEEN SCENE is at 7 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. The event features crafts, games, movies and more. Ages 10 – 12. Call 864-596-3504.

Wednesday, Aug. 16

G — LUNCHBOX LEARNING: “100 YEARS OF SERVICE with The American Red Cross” is at noon at the Upcountry History Museum. A boxed lunch is available for purchase with advanced registration. Visit www.upcountryhistory.org.

Friday, Aug. 18

G — A CREEK RANGER HIKE begins at 10 a.m. at Paris Mountain State Park. The event is a one-mile, ranger-led walk. The cost is $7 each, payable at the gate instead of park admission. Registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 864-244-5565 or email ctaylor@scprt.com.

G — LEARN ABOUT THE ECLIPSE at 11 a.m. at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Join meteorologist Kendra Kent for learning and activities. Visit www.tcmupstate.org.

G — STARRY NIGHTS — See Aug. 4.

S — FREE! PLAY GIANT CLUE at 4:30 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Ages 12 – 18. Call 864-596-3504.

Saturday, Aug. 19

FREE! THE UPSTATE FAMILY EXPO is 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Greenville Shrine Club. Free activities include a photo booth, glitter tattoos, face painting, bounce houses, character meet and greets, balloon twisting, crafts, stage shows and more. Connect with businesses and resources sharing information about pregnancy, health and wellness, finances, special needs, safety, afterschool programs, insurance, child care and more. Register for free tickets at https://upstatefamilyexo.eventbrite.com and receive an automatic entry for door prizes.

G — LEARN ABOUT 3D PRINTING and pinhole projectors at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Visit www.tcmupstate.org.

Monday, Aug. 21

SOLAR ECLIPSE —

G — KNEE HIGH NATURALISTS: A VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR is 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Lake Conestee Nature Park. Read the book, use sweep nets to explore the meadow for caterpillars and butterflies and make a craft. Open to ages 3 – 6 accompanied by an adult. The cost is $10. Registration is required. Visit lakeconesteenaturepark.com/events/knee-high-naturalists/.

S — FAMILY SOLAR ECLIPSE DAY is 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Tyger River Foundation, 3100 Walnut Grove Road, Roebuck. Sponsored by the foundation, Spartanburg County Historical Association and the John F. Green Spartanburg Science Center, this special event will include hiking, fishing and outdoor activities. Fishing license and tackle required. Picnic lunches are welcome. Guests will receive glasses to safely view the eclipse at 2 p.m. Cost is $10 for a family of four; $2 per additional person. Space is limited. Make reservations by calling 864-583-2777 or science@spartanburgsciencecenter.org.

S — FREE! AN ECLIPSE PARTY for teens is at 2 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Ages 12 – 18. The event will be cancelled if it rains. Call 864-596-3504.

S — FREE! A STAR PARTY with food, crafts and games is at 6:30 p.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Call 864-574-6815.

Tuesday, Aug. 22

G — IT’S MAGIC TREEHOUSE TIME at 3:30 p.m. at the Upcountry History Museum’s book club for kids. This week’s book is “Shadow of the Shark.” Registration is recommended. Visit www.upcountryhistory.org.

G — RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S“THE KING AND I” is presented at 7:30 p.m. at the Peace Center. Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. For tickets, visit www.peacecenter.org.

S — FREE! IT’S A DIFFERENT ACTIVITY EACH WEEK at Family Fun Night at 7 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Explore something new – it could be music, dancing, crafts or more. Call 864-596-3504.

S — FREE! TWEEN SCENE is at 7 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. The event features crafts, games, movies and more. Ages 10 – 12. Call 864-596-3504.

Wednesday, Aug. 23

G — RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S“THE KING AND I” — See Aug. 22.

S — FREE! MEET FIREFIGHTERS and see a fire truck at 11:30 a.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Call 864-574-6815.

Thursday, Aug. 24

G — RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S“THE KING AND I” — See Aug. 22.

Friday, Aug. 25

THE PEOPLES BANK MIDNIGHT FLIGHT – 40TH ANNIVERSARY is at 8:15 p.m. at the Anderson Area YMCA. The event includes a one-mile race, a 5K and a 10K. Register at https://registration.andersonareaymca.org:444/cgi-bin/ymweb.pl or at active.com.

G — A TURTLE TRAIL NATURALIST HIKE begins at 10 a.m. at Paris Mountain State Park. The cost is $7 each, payable at the gate instead of park admission. Registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 864-244-5565 or email ctaylor@scprt.com.

G — STARRY NIGHTS — See Aug. 4.

G — RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S“THE KING AND I” — See Aug. 22. Tonight’s performance is at 8 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 26

MULTIPLES OF THE MIDLANDS’ (THE MOM CLUB) fall/winter consignment sale is 7 a.m. – noon at Brookland Baptist Church in West Columbia. Admission and parking are free. For details, visit www.multiplesofthemidlands.com/sales.htm and follow the sale on Facebook by searching Fall 2017 MOM Sale.

A WATERFALL EXPLORATION HIKE is 9:30 a.m. – noon at Chimney Rock Park. Registration is required. The cost is $22 each for adults, $7 each for annual passholders, $12 each for ages 5 – 15 and $5 each for Grady’s Kids Club members. For details, call 828-625-9611 or visit www.chimneyrockpark.com.

G — INDIA DAY is 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. at the T.D. Stage at the Peace Center. The event includes dancing, art, food, a sports arena, dance workshops and more. For details, visit myiag.org.

G — PLAY IN CLAY: SPACE THEME is at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Visit www.tcmupstate.org.

G — RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S“THE KING AND I” — See Aug. 22. Today’s performances are at 2 and 8 p.m.

G — AN AUTISM PLAYGROUP is noon – 1 p.m. at Pump It Up! in Greenville. The free event is open to the community and will be followed by snacks. It is sponsored by The Shape of Behavior. To participate, email RSVP@shapeofbehavior.com. Visit bit.ly/2tDKM6u.

Sunday, Aug. 27

G — RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S“THE KING AND I” — See Aug. 22. Today’s performances are at 1 and 6:30 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 28

G — THE MONDAY MATINEE MOVIE is at 2 p.m. at the Upcountry History Museum. Visit www.upcountryhistory.org.

Tuesday, Aug. 29

S — FREE! IT’S A DIFFERENT ACTIVITY EACH WEEK at Family Fun Night at 7 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Explore something new – it could be music, dancing, crafts or more. Ages 12 and younger with a caregiver. Call 864-596-3504.

S — FREE! TWEEN SCENE is at 7 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. The event features crafts, games, movies and more. Ages 10 – 12. Call 864-596-3504.

P — FREE! A HARRY POTTER POTIONS CLASS is at 4:30 p.m. at the Hampton Memorial Branch Library in Easley. Call 864-850-7077 or email publicist@pickens.lib.sc.us.

Thursday, Aug. 31

P — FREE! PLAY MUGGLE QUIDDITCH at 4:30 p.m. at the Hampton Memorial Branch Library in Easley. In the event of rain, the group will move indoors for another Harry Potter program. Call 864-850-7077 or email publicist@pickens.lib.sc.us.

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