Get ready for a weekend full of family-friendly events
The first weekend of March is filled with family-friendly activities, including Dr. Seuss Day, Walnut Grove on the March and the second weekend of “Llama, Llama...”
A Kids Night Out event is 6 – 10 p.m. Friday at The Pavilion in Taylors. Parents, drop your children off in this safe, structured environment while you enjoy a night on the town or a nice evening of peace and quiet. The event is for ages 5 – 12 and includes a bounce house, movie and popcorn, themed crafts and games, and dinner. The cost is $20 for the first child and $15 for each additional child. For details, visit http://greenvillerec.com.
“Llama, Llama …” will be presented again this weekend through the Second Stage program at S.C. Children’s Theatre with performances 5:30 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. Based on several of the popular “Llama Llama” books, the production allows kids to spend the day with Llama Llama and Mama Llama as they experience Llama life. Tickets are $8 per person and can be purchased online at scchildrenstheatre.org.
The Southern Home and Garden Show is Friday – Sunday at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. Bring the kids and let them have fun in the Home Depot Kids Corner, free for all ages. Kids will learn how to safely use age-appropriate tools to build their own projects to take home. Make ‘N Take workshops will be held noon and 4 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Kids can also experience the S.A.F.E. Archery Range, sponsored by Cabela’s. The S.A.F.E. Archery Range teaches archery, enhances eye-hand coordination, increases upper body strength, and helps to develop self-discipline. The range is free to children and adults of all ages during the home and garden show. Admission is $7 for adults and$5 for seniors 55 and older. Children under 12 are free. Save $1 on admission when you present your Ingle’s Advantage Card or $1 off on Sunday with your church bulletin. For more information, visit www.SouthernHomeandGardenShow.com.
Dr. Seuss Day kicks off 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate with fun and whimsical programming, costumes, decorations and more. Play in the Ooblek and explore colors, hear Dr. Seuss story time, make truffula trees and other silly creations in Creation Station, enjoy trivia games, and make Seussical instruments for music time. All special programming is free with the price of admission. For details, visit www.tcmupstate.org.
Camp Bow Wow in Greenville will celebrate its re-opening with a Grand Re-Opening Party 1 – 5 p.m. Saturday. The community is invited to drop by for tours of the renovated facility, enjoy dog demonstrations, meet dogs up for adoption, enjoy refreshments and browse pet-related vendors. The doggie daycare is located at 602 Airport Road, Suite A, Greenville. For more details, visit www.campbowwow.com/greenville/events-community/events.
Bring your family to the Salvation Army’s Kroc Center of Greenville at 6 p.m. Saturday to enjoy a free night of family-friendly comedy. The Bean and Bailey Show includes everything from stand-up comedy to musical songs and parodies, all wrapped up in a quirky friendship between Bean and Bailey. They discuss all the important things of life, such as Walmart greeters, American history, love, dating, marriage, kids, doughnuts, Michael Jackson, Elvis and the Bible. The event is free and open to the community.
Step back in time during Walnut Grove on the March Saturday – Sunday at Walnut Grove Plantation in Roebuck. Saturday’s events include battle, artillery and other demonstrations, tours, music and more. Sundays events include a back country prayer meeting, demonstrations and more. Daily admission is $10 each for adults 18 years old and older and $5 each for ages 5 – 17. SCHA members receive a $1 discount per ticket. For details, call 864-596-3501 or email Julius.Dargan@SpartanburgHistory.org.
Family Fun Day is 1 – 4 p.m. Sunday at the Upcountry History Museum and will give families the chance to explore the World of David Small. Enjoy crafts, stories and more during the family-friendly event. For more details, visit www.upcountryhistory.org.