Weekend: Get outside, give back, enjoy fun activities
November is here, and with it are many opportunities to get out and enjoy the outdoors before winter arrives.
The H5K Glow Color Run will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at Trailblazer park in Travelers Rest. The fundraiser benefits Heritage Elementary School’s related arts program and welcomes families to run together. Food and entertainment will follow the run. Register at http://www.go-greenevents.com/heritage.
A nature play outing with the Greenville Zoo’s Family Nature Club is Saturday at Jones Gap State Park. This is a free event but families must register with the Greenville Zoo Nature Play Club — it’s free, too —and register for the outing at http://sc-greenvillezoo.civicplus.com/194/Nature-Play.
Greenville Classical Academy’s Fall Festival and Holiday Market is 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday. This event celebrates fall with a kid zone ($5 admission required), shopping, food and more. Visit http://greenvillefallfestival.com.
The annual Mini Maker Faire: Make Workspace will be held at 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Barnes and Noble Booksellers at the Shops at Greenridge in Greenville. Stop by and experience the latest in virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D printing, pen-invent technology, robotics, coding and programming. There will also be demonstrations, crafts and other activities. For more details, visit www.barnesandnoble.com.
Before Disney on Ice rolls into town for its latest production, families will have a chance to give back and receive a free ticket voucher to “Disney on Ice presents Dream Big” Nov. 23 – 27 at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. By donating five cans or more of items to the food drive being held noon – 2 p.m. Saturday at the arena, families will receive a complimentary ticket voucher for opening night. Limit two per family while supplies last (there are only 1,000 vouchers). To learn more, visit www.DisneyOnIce.com.
What moves and has two wheels? Find out at Family Fun Day 1 – 4 p.m. Sunday at the Upcountry History Museum. There will be storytelling, activities, crafts and more. Visit www.upcountryhistory.org.
Find more events and resources online at www.UpstateParent.com.