February brings plenty of new events and activities for the entire family.
Be a part of Grady’s Groundhog Day 10 a.m. – noon Friday at Chimney Rock Park. The event includes family activities. Find out if the park’s woodchuck sees his shadow. For details, visit www.chimneyrockpark.com.
Starry Nights continues each Friday at Roper Mountain Science Center. Show times are 6 and 7:30 p.m. at the T. C. Hooper Planetarium. The 6 p.m. feature will be “Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda” and the 7:30 show will be “STARS.” A separate ticket is required for each show. The Daniel Observatory will also be open from 6:45 – 9:45 p.m., weather permitting, for viewing through the 23-inch telescope. Visit www.ropermountain.org.
Parent’s Night Out is Friday at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Registration is required. For details, visit www.tcmupstate.org.
Greenville Center for Creative Arts will host its First Friday event 6 – 9 p.m. Friday at 25 Draper St. See exhibitions, register for classes and enjoy free kid’s art activities. For details, visit www.artcentergreenville.org/firstfridaysatgcca.
“Chautauqua Benefit Show: An Evening with George Washington” is at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. Visit greenvillechautauqua.org or call 864-244-1499.
“Prince Caspian” will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Logos Theatre in Taylors. Return to the world of Narnia and dive into this fantasy story of perseverance, courage, and faith as a young, orphan prince befriends an unlikely group of characters to reclaim his rightful place on the throne. Call 864-268-9342 with promo code UP-3for2 to buy two tickets and get one free, courtesy of Upstate Parent. Visit thelogostheatre.com.
Continuing its run, “Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook” will be presented by South Carolina Children’s Theatre at 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Peace Center. Junie B. Jones is ecstatic about her brand new mittens, until a dirty, rotten thief steals them. So when she finds a fantastic pen on the school floor, she should get to keep it. Right? For details about this comical show, visit www.peacecenter.org.
Marvel Universe Live! will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. The live-action, action-packed show unites Spider-Man, the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and Doctor Strange against a slew of villains trying to steal the Wand of Watoomb to gain control of the universe. Tickets start at $15. For details, visit bonsecoursarena.com.
“Hanson Nature Center Open House: Celebrate the Groundhog” is 10 a.m. – noon Saturday at the South Carolina Botanical Garden in Clemson. The event includes hands-on activities. The event is free, but a $5 donation is suggested. Visit www.clemson.edu/public/scbg.
Hunt Cabin Open House: Germans in the Upstate is 1 – 4 p.m. Saturday at the South Carolina Botanical Garden. In February, 19th century German settlers in the Upstate may have celebrated Candlemas, an ancient European winter tradition. Have hot chocolate by the fire and craft hand-dipped candles. The event is free, but a $5 donation is suggested. Visit www.clemson.edu/public/scbg.
Greenville Zoo Family Nature Club is Saturday at Mountain Goat Climbing. Stretch your muscles and climb higher with the assistance of climbing professionals at Mountain Goat indoor climbing gym. To register, visit www.greenvillezoo.com.
The Little Miss-Teen Miss Anderson County Pageant is at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Calhoun Academy of the Arts Elementary School. Visit www.anderson areaymca.org/event/little-miss-teen-miss-anderson- county-pageant/.
Bank of America’s Museums on Us program offers free admission Saturday and Sunday to the Upcountry History Museum for cardholders. Present your Bank of America, Merrill Lynch or U.S. Trust credit or debit card along with a photoID to gain free general admission. Cardholders only; guests are not eligible for free admission. Visit www.upcountryhistory.org or museums.bankofamerica.com.
A “George Washington: Courage” Chautauqua Show is at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Wade Hampton High School Auditorium. Nationally acclaimed historical interpreter Ron Carnegie will perform as the military leader and president. Admission is free. Visit greenvillechautauqua.org or call 864-244-1499.
Family Fun Day is 1 – 4 p.m. Sunday at the Upcountry History Museum. Free with general admission. Receive $1 off admission with your donation of new or barely used hats, mittens or scarves. This month’s event will feature Valentine’s games and crafts. Visit www.upcountryhistory.org for more details.
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