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Thursday, Sept. 1

G — PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: “MACAVITY” is at 10:30 a.m. at Fiction Addiction. Free. Call 864-609-9394 or visit http://www.fiction-addiction.com.

G — LEARNING SAFARI is at 3:30 p.m. at Greenville Zoo’s education center. All ages are welcome. An exploration cart will be available with biofacts, bones, furs and even live animals. Ask zoo educators anything you want about animal friends. Free for zoo guests. No registration required. Visit http://www.greenvillezoo.com.

G — NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHT: STORYLAND is 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Upcountry History Museum. Free. The event includes admission to all museum exhibits, story time and book giveaways for children. Visit http://www.upcountryhistory.org.

S — A CHILDREN’S COLOR PARTY is at 6:30 p.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. The event includes coloring and painting activities. Free. To register, call 864-574-6815.

Friday, Sept. 2

THE NORTH CAROLINA APPLE FESTIVAL is in Downtown Hendersonville, North Carolina. The event includes a street fair, free entertainment, children’s activities, food, carnival rides and more. For details, visit http://ncapplefestival.org.

G – “NIGHT WITH NICKY” is presented at 7 p.m. at the LOGOS Theatre in Taylors. General seating is $10 each. Preferred admission is $15 each. Visit http://theacademyofarts.org or call 864-268-9342.

Saturday, Sept. 3

THE NORTH CAROLINA APPLE FESTIVAL — See Sept. 2.

G — “THINGS COME APART” opens at the Upcountry History Museum. The exhibit continues through Feb. 19, 2017. Explore how things are designed and made and how technology has evolved over time. Children and families can become a part of the design experience through activities from Spark!Lab, developed by the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. Visit http://www.upcountryhistory.org.

G — SWIM BACK TO SCHOOL, a Zoo Tots program for ages 2 – 3 with a guardian, is at Greenville Zoo. Learn about fish that swim in schools all year. To register, visit http://www.greenvillezoo.com.

G — INTERNATIONAL VULTURE AWARENESS DAY is 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Greenville Zoo. Celebrate vultures and their role in the ecosystem. For details, visit http://www.greenvillezoo.com.

G — SCIENTISTS USE TOOLS is at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Explore the job of scientists and to create your own scientist badge to take home. Visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.

G – “NIGHT WITH NICKY” — See Sept. 2.

Sunday, Sept. 4

THE NORTH CAROLINA APPLE FESTIVAL — See Sept. 2.

BACON LABOR DAY is at Simpsonville City Park. Today’s events include a touch-a-truck event, rides, food and more. For details, visit http://baconlaborday.com.

G — SCIENTISTS USE TOOLS — See Sept. 3. Today’s program is at 2 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 5

THE NORTH CAROLINA APPLE FESTIVAL — See Sept. 2.

BACON LABOR DAY is at Simpsonville City Park. Today’s events include a car show, rides, food and more. For details, visit http://baconlaborday.com.

G — “WAKE UP, BROTHER BEAR,” a Wee Play Theatre performance, is at 9:30 a.m. at South Carolina Children’s Theatre. Watch a waterfall melt, meet a butterfly, chase a fish and skate on an ice pond. Children get to join the action with a bag of props. Tickets are $8 each. For ticket information, visit http://scchildrenstheatre.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 6

G — TELL ME ABOUT IT TUESDAY is at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Greenville Zoo. An educator will be at an exhibit ready to answer questions about the zoo’s residents. Free for zoo guests. No registration required. Visit https://www.facebook.com/greenvillezoo to find out the exhibit of the week.

Wednesday, Sept. 7

G — SWIM BACK TO SCHOOL, a Zoo Tots program for ages 2 – 3 with a guardian, is at Greenville Zoo. Learn about fish that swim in schools all year. To register, visit http://www.greenvillezoo.com.

G — WILD FOR READING is at 2:30 p.m. at Greenville Zoo next to the farmyard. Hear a children’s story and maybe visit with an animal guest. Free for zoo guests. No registration required. Visit http://www.greenvillezoo.com.

Thursday, Sept. 8

G — PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: “EMERSON BARKS” is at 10:30 a.m. at Fiction Addiction. Free. Call 864-609-9394 or visit http://www.fiction-addiction.com.

S — CHILDREN’S FUN NIGHT: APPLE PICKING is at 6:30 p.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. The event includes games and crafts based on apples. Each participant will also get to participate in an apple hunt and pick an apple to take home. Free. To register, call 864-574-6815.

Friday, Sept. 9

THE SOUTH CAROLINA APPLE FESTIVAL is in Westminster, South Carolina. The festival includes the Apple Festival parade, a children’s craft booth, karaoke competition, clogging, entertainment and more. Visit http://scapplefestival.com.

G — BILINGUAL STORY TIME: BACK TO SCHOOL is at 6 p.m. at the Hughes Main Library. The event is for all ages. Free. Visit http://greenvillelibrary.org.

S — DISNEY’S “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” is presented by Spartanburg Little Theatre at 8 p.m. at Chapman Cultural Center. For tickets, visit http://chapmanculturalcenter.org.

G — TRAINS, TRAINS AND MORE TRAINS is noon – 9 p.m. at the Mauldin Cultural Center. Free, donations accepted. The event features a large display of model trains, including interactive trains and accessories (a saw mill, log loader, Thomas the Tank Engine and more) that children can operate. For more information, call 864-297-1323 or visit http://www.mauldinchamber.org.

Saturday, Sept. 10

G — TRAINS, TRAINS AND MORE TRAINS — See Sept. 9. Today’s event is 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

THE FARE UPSTATE WALK FOR FOOD ALLERGY is at Heritage Park in Simpsonville. Check-in and activities begin at 8:30 a.m. The walk ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. The event includes entertainment and more. For details and registration, visit http://bit.ly/2bjOYAn.

CELEBRATE GRANDPARENT’S DAY at Chimney Rock Park in North Carolina. Purchase one regularly-priced adult admission, receive one youth admission free. Coupon must be presented to the Ticket Plaza at the time of purchase. For details, visit http://www.chimneyrockpark.com.

THE SOUTH CAROLINA APPLE FESTIVAL – See Sept. 9.

G — WAGGIN’ AT THE WATERPARK is 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Discovery Island Waterpark. Dogs can play in the waterpark. Registration times are based on size. For registration, costs and vaccination requirements, visit http://greenvillerec.com.

G — “WAKE UP, BROTHER BEAR” — See Sept. 5.

G — OCEAN ODYSSEY, a Saturday Safari program, is at 10 a.m. for ages 4 – 5 and at 2 p.m. for ages 6 – 8 at Greenville Zoo. To register, visit http://www.greenvillezoo.com.

G — ANATOMY OF THE HEART is at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Learn how the heart works and create your own model with clay. Visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.

G — DISNEY’S “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” is presented by South Carolina Children’s Theatre at 1:30 and 7 p.m. at the Peace Center. For tickets, visit http://peacecenter.org.

S — A GRANDPARENT’S DAY ACTIVITY FAIR is 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Mary Black Conference Center. Grandparents are invited to bring their grandchildren/great-grandchildren to participate in family activities together in honor of Grandparent’s Day. There will be many vendor-sponsored activities including face painting, old school games, music, a bubble station and more. Free. For details, visit http://bit.ly/2aQTBqm.

S — DISNEY’S “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” — See Sept. 9.

Sunday, Sept. 11

CELEBRATE GRANDPARENT’S DAY — See Sept. 10.

G — FAMILY FUN DAY and the last day for “Storyland” is 1 – 4 p.m. at the Upcountry History Museum. The event includes story time, bingo and more. Visit http://www.upcountryhistory.org.

G — DISNEY’S “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” — See Sept. 10.

G — TRAINS, TRAINS AND MORE TRAINS — See Sept. 9. Today’s event is 1 – 4 p.m.

G — ANATOMY OF THE HEART — See Sept. 10. Today’s program is at 2 p.m.

S — DISNEY’S “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” — See Sept. 9. Today’s performance is at 3 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 12

G — WATER WORLD, a home school program for students in grades K5 – 8, is at Greenville Zoo. Discover how water is important for life. Times vary by grade level. To register, visit http://www.greenvillezoo.com.

S — A LEGO BLOCK PARTY is at 4:30 p.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. The event includes a special section for ages 5 and younger. Free. Call 864-574-6815.

Tuesday, Sept. 13

G — WATER WORLD, a home school program for students in grades K5 – 8, is at Greenville Zoo. Discover how water is important for life. Times vary by grade level. To register, visit http://www.greenvillezoo.com.

G — TELL ME ABOUT IT TUESDAY — See Sept. 6.

G — THE UHM KIDS’ BOOK CLUB is 3:30 – 5 p.m. at the Upcountry History Museum. For this month’s book details, visit http://www.upcountryhistory.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 14

G — WILD FOR READING — See Sept. 7.

S — LIFE-SIZED GAMES for ages 10 – 12 is at 4 p.m. at the Boiling Springs Branch Library. Call 864-578-3665.

Thursday, Sept. 15

G — PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: “MAX AT NIGHT” is at 10:30 a.m. at Fiction Addiction. Free. Call 864-609-9394 or visit http://www.fiction-addiction.com.

G — LEARNING SAFARI is at 3:30 p.m. at Greenville Zoo’s education center. All ages are welcome. An exploration cart will be available with biofacts, bones, furs and even live animals. Ask zoo educators anything you want about animal friends. Free for zoo guests. No registration required. Visit http://www.greenvillezoo.com.

S — MAKE TISSUE PAPER KITES at 6:30 p.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. All supplies are provided but registration is required. The event is for all ages. Free. Call 864-574-6815.

Friday, Sept. 16

G — JARAMILLO LATIN DANCE ACADEMY performs at 6 p.m. at the Hughes Main Library. The program is for all ages. Free. For details, visit http://greenvillelibrary.org.

G — A MEMBER PREVIEW OF SCIENCE + YOU is 6 – 8 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.

S — PLAY “MR. LEMONCELLO'S GREAT LIBRARY ESCAPE GAME” at 3:45 p.m. at the Cowpens Branch Library. The event is for tweens. Call 864-463-0430.

S — DISNEY’S “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” — See Sept. 9.

G — TRAINS, TRAINS AND MORE TRAINS — See Sept. 9. Today’s event is noon – 9 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 17

JDRF ONE WALK is at the BMW Performance Center. The event raises funds to combat Type 1 diabetes. For details and registration, visit http://www.walk.jdrf.org.

THE FARM FRESH FAIR is at The Farm at Rabon Creek in Fountain Inn. The event includes animals, food, music, hands-on kid crafts, a hay bale maze, face painting, shopping and more. Admission is $5 each for adults and $2 each for children. The event supports Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County. For details, visit http://www.thefarmatraboncreek.com/farmfreshfair.

FLOCK TO THE ROCK is 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Chimney Rock Park in North Carolina. The region’s premier fall migration birding event features live birds of prey programs, bird walks led by local experts and other special birding activities. The event coincides with the annual hawk migration. For details, visit http://www.chimneyrockpark.com.

G — TOUCH A TRUCK is 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Westside Park. Tow trucks, dump trucks, fire trucks and more will be on hand for kids to climb on and explore. Free. Visit http://greenvillerec.com.

G — SCIENCE + YOU opens at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Enter a laboratory to explore how scientists work to keep your body healthy. Interactive programs are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. today. Visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.

G — A CELEBRATION OF HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH for ages 2 – 10 is at 11 a.m. at the Hughes Main Library. Decorate a mask. Free. Visit http://greenvillelibrary.org.

G — DISNEY’S “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” — See Sept. 10.

S — DISNEY’S “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” — See Sept. 9. Today’s performances are at 3 and 8 p.m.

G — TRAINS, TRAINS AND MORE TRAINS — See Sept. 9. Today’s event is 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 18

THE FARM FRESH FAIR — See Sept. 17.

G — DISNEY’S “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” — See Sept. 10. Today’s performance is at 1:30 p.m.

S — DISNEY’S “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” — See Sept. 9. Today’s performance is at 3 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 19

G — TALK LIKE A PIRATE STORY TIME is at 10 a.m. at the Mauldin Branch Library and at 10:30 a.m. at the Travelers Rest Branch Library. The event is for all ages. Free. Visit http://greenvillelibrary.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 20

G — “WAKE UP, BROTHER BEAR” — See Sept. 5.

G — TALK LIKE A PIRATE STORY TIME is at 10 a.m. at the Greer Branch Library and at 10:30 a.m. at the Berea Branch Library. The event is for all ages. Free. Visit http://greenvillelibrary.org.

G — TELL ME ABOUT IT TUESDAY — See Sept. 6.

Wednesday, Sept. 21

G — TALK LIKE A PIRATE STORY TIME is at 10 a.m. at the Pelham Road Branch Library and at 10:30 a.m. at the Fountain Inn Branch Library. The event is for all ages. Free. Visit http://greenvillelibrary.org.

G — WILD FOR READING — See Sept. 7.

Thursday, Sept. 22

G — TALK LIKE A PIRATE STORY TIME is at 10 a.m. at the Augusta Road Branch Library and at 10 and 11 a.m. at the Simpsonville Branch Library. The event is for all ages. Free. Visit http://greenvillelibrary.org.

G — PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: “A SQUIGGLY STORY” is at 10:30 a.m. at Fiction Addiction. Free. Call 864-609-9394 or visit http://www.fiction-addiction.com.

G – “OUR TOWN” is presented at 11:30 a.m. at the LOGOS Theatre in Taylors. General seating is $10 each. Preferred admission is $15 each. Visit http://theacademyofarts.org or call 864-268-9342.

S — THE SPARTANBURG GREEK FESTIVAL is at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. The event includes food, music, dancing and more. Visit http://spartanburggreekfestival.com.

S — WACKY SCIENCE is at 6:30 p.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. The event includes interactive science experiments. Free. Registration is required. Call 864-574-6815.

Friday, Sept. 23

AUTHOR ERIC LITWIN presents a free performance at 6:30 p.m. at Holland Park Church in Simpsonville. This event is free and open to the public, but a purchase of “Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs” from Fiction Addiction prior to or at the event is required in order to join the signing line. Litwin will also sign copies of his backlist books (“The Nuts” books, the first four “Pete the Cat” books), but will only personalize copies of “Groovy Joe.” For more information, visit www.fiction-addiction.com.

G — FANTASTIC FRIDAY: AN “EARY” PROGRAM is at 10 a.m. at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Learn all about ears. Visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.

G – “OUR TOWN” — See Sept. 22. Today’s performances are at 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

G — THE MAULDIN BARBECUE COOK-OFF is 6 – 9 p.m. at Mauldin Cultural Center. Tonight’s event includes the Anything Butt cooking competition, live music, food and more. Free, with costs for food. Visit http://mauldinbbq.com.

S — THE SPARTANBURG GREEK FESTIVAL — See Sept. 22.

S — DISNEY’S “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” — See Sept. 9. Today’s performance is at 3 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 24

MUSEUM DAY LIVE includes free admission to participating museums. For details, visit http://smithsonian.com/museumday.

G — “HANDS-ON HARLEY DAVIDSON” opens at the Upcountry History Museum. The exhibit continues through Jan. 8, 2017. It features a kid-sized motorcycle dealership and engineering lab, a design engineer experience that introduces visitors to how acceleration, speed, friction and gravity impa­ct a motorcycle in motion and more. Visit http://www.upcountryhistory.org.

G — WAGGIN’ AT THE WATERPARK is 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Otter Creek Waterpark. Dogs can play in the waterpark. Registration times are based on size. For registration, costs and vaccination requirements, visit http://greenvillerec.com.

G — “WAKE UP, BROTHER BEAR” — See Sept. 5.

G — BARK FOR LIFE GREENVILLE is at 10 a.m. at County Square. The event is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer. It also includes demonstrations, contests and games. Visit http://bit.ly/2btOtr5.

G — THE MAULDIN BARBECUE COOK-OFF is 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Mauldin Cultural Center. Today’s event includes the barbecue cook-off, live music, a kids’ zone and more. Free, with costs for food. Visit http://mauldinbbq.com.

G — WHAT ABOUT SNOT is at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Learn about and make some gooey snot. Visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.

G — A TEEN POETRY WORKSHOP, led by Peace Center Poet-in-Residence Glenis Redmond and guest poets, is 1 – 3:30 p.m. at the Huguenot Mill. A slam or open mic follows at 4 p.m. Free. To register, visit http://peacecenter.org.

G — DISNEY’S “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” — See Sept. 10.

G – “OUR TOWN” — See Sept. 22. Today’s performance is at 7 p.m.

S — THE SPARTANBURG GREEK FESTIVAL — See Sept. 22.

S — DISNEY’S “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” — See Sept. 9. Today’s performances are at 3 and 8 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 25

G — DISNEY’S “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” — See Sept. 10. Today’s performance is at 1:30 p.m.

G — WHAT ABOUT SNOT — See Sept. 24. Today’s program is at 2 p.m.

S — THE SPARTANBURG GREEK FESTIVAL — See Sept. 22.

S — DISNEY’S “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” — See Sept. 9. Today’s performance is at 3 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 26

G — DINOSAUR DISCOVER DAY for ages 5 – 11 is at 3:30 p.m. at the Pelham Road Branch Library. Dig up dinosaur facts through stories, games and activities. Adult caregiver required. Free. Call 864-288-6688 or visit http://greenvillelibrary.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 27

G — “PETE THE CAT: ROCKING IN MY SCHOOL SHOES,” a Tell Me a Story Theatre performance, is at 9:30 and 11 a.m. at South Carolina Children’s Theatre. The material may include audience participation segments or simple audience interaction and will last no longer than 30 minutes. The cost is $1 each, cash or check only. Reservations are not required. Visit http://scchildrenstheatre.org.

G — TELL ME ABOUT IT TUESDAY — See Sept. 6.

G — MEET PUZZLEMASTER and bestselling children’s author of The Mysterious Benedict Society series Trenton Lee Stewart at 4:30 p.m. at the Hughes Main Library. This event is free and open to the public, but a purchase of “The Secret Keepers” from Fiction Addiction at the event is required in order to join the signing line. Stewart will sign his other books as long as they are accompanied by at least one copy of the new book. Books will be available for sale at the event. Books may be purchased online, at the store or by phone. Call 864-609-9394 or visit http://www.fiction-addiction.com.

Wednesday, Sept. 28

G — WILD FOR READING — See Sept. 7.

Thursday, Sept. 29

G — PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: “PANDA PANTS” is at 10:30 a.m. at Fiction Addiction. Free. Call 864-609-9394 or visit http://www.fiction-addiction.com.

S — WATCH “ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: The Road Chip” at 6:30 p.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. All ages are welcome. The movie is rated PG. Call 864-574-6815.

Friday, Sept. 30

G — FANTASTIC FRIDAY: AN “EARY” PROGRAM — See Sept. 23.

G — BILINGUAL STORY TIME: SPANISH 101 is at 6 p.m. at the Hughes Main Library. The event is for all ages. Free. Visit http://greenvillelibrary.org.

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