STEM Fest, consignment sale highlight family events this weekend
It might be cold outside, but there are enough fun events for families happening to justify an outing this weekend.
The Switch-a-Roos Consignment Sale will be held Friday – Sunday at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. Billed as the Upstate’s largest children’s consignment sale, the event will feature clothing, toys, sports items, and more. Hours will be 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday. For details, visit http://switcharoosconsignment.com.
In case you missed it, the S.C. Children’s Theatre canceled its 5:30 p.m. Saturday performance of “How I Became a Pirate” due to the presidential debate downtown. Don’t worry. There will still be shows at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Peace Center’s Gunter Theater. Children’s seats are $18 and adult seats are $27. For details, visit www.peacecenter.org.
If you don’t mind a short drive, “Junie B. Jones: The Musical” will be presented by the Spartanburg Youth Theatre at 4:30 and 7 p.m. Friday at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg. Tickets are $12 each for adults and $9 each for youth. Visit http://www.spartanburgyouththeatre.com.
“A David Small World” opens Saturday at the Upcountry History Museum – Furman University. The exhibit features the work of children’s author and illustrator David Small. It’s focused on engaging children and adults in the electoral process, featuring 70 original works of art by Small, including the Caldecott-winning classic “So You Want to Be President?” For more details, visit http://www.upcountryhistory.org.
STEM Fest, a Second Saturday program, will kick off at 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday at Roper Mountain Science Center. The event is designed to get children excited about science, technology, engineering and mathematics through hands-on challenges. Participants can build a gumdrop bridge, “race” to make a power grid, explore computer-aided drafting and design with LEGOs, and take other challenges. For details, call 864-355-8900 or visit http://www.ropermountain.org.
Have you ever wondered about the inner workings of the Greenville Zoo? Then register for the special Behind the Scenes Tour for ages 6 and older scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the zoo. Participants will be able to go behind African animal exhibits and see animal training first-hand with the zoo’s orangutans. Cost is $31 for members and $36 for non-members. To register, visit http://www.greenvillezoo.com.
You can find more resources and events online at www.upstateparent.com.