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Family-focused weekend events are in Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson

There’s a lot happening in Greenville this weekend, but some great family events will require a short trip to nearby Spartanburg or Anderson.

The deadline to register for the Kroc Princess Pageant is Friday. The fundraiser, which raises funds for the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Greenville, will be held at 1 p.m. May 7 at the Kroc Center in downtown Greenville. This all-natural pageant is open to all girls ages 2 – 14. Application fee is $50. Prizes, such as a pool party for up to 10 kids, will be awarded. For more information, contact Nicky Jackson at or 864-901-8141.

“The Miracle Worker” will be presented by South Carolina Children’s Theatre at 7 p.m. Friday, 1:30 p.m and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, at the Peace Center. The show is recommended for ages 7 and older. Sign language interpretation is available at Friday's performance. Pre-show sign language instruction is available in the lobby at 6:30 p.m. For details, visit For tickets, visit

The Upstate Baby, Family and Kids Expo is 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday at the Spartanburg Expo and Event Center in Spartanburg. Admission is free and includes resources regarding safety, health and wellness, pregnancy and more. Children’s activities will include bounce houses, face painting, stage shows, inflatable soccer and more. Climb Upstate, located next door to the event, is offering free rock climbing to attendees. For more details, visit

Does your family love nature? Paris Mountain State Park Friends Day is 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday at the park. Activities will include music, educational programs, boating, children’s activities and more. Admission to the event is free. Donations will be accepted. For more information, call 864-244-5565 or visit

Disney’s “The Lion King Jr.” will be presented by Greer Children’s Theatre at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the J. Harley Bonds Career Center in Greer. Tickets are $7 for children 6 and younger, $12 for students and $15 for adults. For more details, visit

The Junior League of Anderson County will host its first annual Touch-A-Truck at noon Saturday across from the Anderson Civic Center in Anderson. Families are invited to explore vehicles, including the SWAT Bear Cat, a police car, a fire truck, the Book Mobile, the Lifeflight helicopter, a concrete truck, a mobile disaster unit, Thomas the Train, gem mining vehicle, a school bus and more. Safe Kids of Anderson County will have free activities for children and adults focused on sports safety, pedestrian safety, fire safety, water safety and more.

BringYour Instrument Day will be held during regular rehearsals of Carolina Youth Symphony Sunday in the Daniel Music Building at Furman University. Young musicians who are interested in joining an orchestra are invited to sit in and play with one of CYS’ three orchestras. Auditions for the 2015-2016 season will be held May 21 and 28 at Furman University. For more information and exact times, visit or email

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