Weekend events: ‘Finding Dory,’ color run, festival
Families looking for something to do this weekend have a variety of options, including catching a movie, going on a scavenger hunt, enjoying a play and learning about blueberries.
If your family enjoyed the Disney-Pixar movie “Finding Dory,” you can relive the fun by heading to your local Barnes & Noble Booksellers at 7 p.m. Friday. A special event will feature a Dory-themed scavenger hunt, crafts, coloring activities and free giveaways of posters, stickers and bookmarks while supplies last. The following locations will participate: The Shops at Greenridge in Greenville, 735 Haywood Road in Greenville and 1489 W.O. Ezell Boulevard in Spartanburg. For more details, visit barnesandnoble.com.
If you haven’t seen “Finding Dory” yet because you have a child with a sensory disorder, you can see it this weekend during My Way Matinee at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Regal Hollywood Stadium 20 & RPX in Greenville. These sensory-friendly movies are shown without previews, with lower sound, and the lights are not as dim for guests with sensitivity disorders. The audience can also talk, shout, cry, dance, scream and run around the theater during these movies. Tickets are $6.50.
Paris Mountain State Park continues to host its Fourth of July week scavenger hunt daily through Sunday. Visitors can go on a hunt to find the red, white and blue, and some stars and stripes, located throughout the park. Visit the park center to request a scavenger hunt sheet, and then find hints and answers by visiting the area around the park center and the swimming area. Completed sheets can be turned in for entry into a drawing to win four Paris Mountain State Park sling backpacks. For more information, email Interpretive Ranger Cathy Taylor at email@example.com, or call the park office at 864-244-5565.
The Upstate Shakespeare Festival will present “Julius Caesar” at 7 p.m. Friday – Sunday at Falls Park in downtown Greenville. Come see a group of conspirators plot the assassination of the dictator Julius Caesar to save the Roman republic from tyranny. Admission is free. Visit http://warehousetheatre.com/season/upstate-shakespeare-festival.
If you can't enough Shakespeare, "The Tempest" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the Black Box Theater on the campus of Bob Jones University. Treacherous brothers, love at first sight, a pair of clowns and a monster are all a part of Shakespeare’s magical island adventure. The performance is suitable for all ages. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 864-525-6940.
Gear up in white clothes and get ready for the annual Royal Color Run beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday at Heritage Park in Simpsonville. The family-friendly race is an untimed 5K meant for all ages. Participants will run a course and be splashed head to toe in different colors at four locations during the race. Come early for a pre-party at 7:30 a.m. For more details, including cost and registration, visit http://royalcolorrun.com. All proceeds benefit the Royal Rangers.
Roper Mountain Science Center will host the Blueberry Festival 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, and families will have their last chance to visit the center’s Butterfly Adventure before it ends July 9. Learn about all things blueberry, visit the living history farm, enjoy science demonstrations, and see Monarch butterflies up close in an interactive exhibit. Cost is $8 for adults, $7 for children ages 4 – 12, and free for children ages 3 and younger. For more details, visit http://ropermountain.org.
Grab the family and enjoy a free outdoor movie Saturday night at The Shops at Greenridge in Greenville. The movie will be chosen from Facebook votes and will either be "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2," "Jurassic World," or "Minions." It will be shown near Dick’s Sporting Goods beginning at dusk. Children are invited to participate in special events.
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