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Monster Jam, ‘Charlotte’s Web’ highlight 7 weekend events

Whether your kids love big trucks or plays, there’s an event sure to please all ages this weekend.

Monster Jam will roar its way into Bon Secours Wellness Arena this weekend with three shows Friday and Saturday. Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, these trucks race around an indoor track, jump over obstacles, and can fly up to 35 feet in the air. This weekend’s shows will include performances at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday. Trucks appearing in Greenville are expected to include Grave Digger, Monster Mutt, Bad News Travels Fast, Aftershock, Krazy Train, Raminator, Toxic and Rammunition. A pit party 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Saturday will give fans the opportunity to get up close and personal to the Monster Jam trucks and drivers. Tickets start at $15 and are available at the box office and through Ticketmaster. Visit

“Charlotte’s Web” brings the tale of an unlikely friendship between a spider and a pig to life in this performance by South Carolina Children’s Theatre beginning at 7 p.m. Friday at the Peace Center. Weekend shows will continue at 10:30 am. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $18 – $27 and are available at the box office. For more information, visit

The Families Forever Fair, sponsored by the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division, will be held 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Upstate Church, 679 N. Harrison Bridge Road, Simpsonville. You can meet professionals from South Carolina’s adoption arena to learn how to adopt. The event will include free adoption information, one-on-one advice on domestic and international adoptions, foster care and the adoption process, and free informational materials. To register, visit For more details, call 843-284-4500.

Stop by Haywood Mall in Greenville between 10 a.m. – noon Saturday morning to celebrate the grand re-opening of the Swamp Rabbits Play Zone, located on the lower level between Dillard's and JCPenney. Enjoy giveaways, games and activities and meet Stomper, the Greenville Swamp Rabbits' mascot. For more details, visit

Paris Mountain State Park will hold a winter walk at 1 p.m. Saturday. Interpretive Ranger Cathy Taylor will lead a leisurely Winter Walk to Mountain Lake and back, investigating the winter woods. Which animals and plants are up and around, which are in an egg or seed stage, which are snoozing, and which are down south? Possible sightings include birds visiting for the winter from up north on this easy-to-moderate two-hour walk, which is a little more than a mile round trip. Meet at Shelter 6 in the Sulphur Springs Picnic Area, more than a mile into the park. Cost is $7, payable at the welcome station instead of admission. Registration is required. To register, email, or call the office at 864-244-5565.

Families can go behind the scenes at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Greenville Zoo. The cost is $31 for members and $36 for nonmembers. Ages 5 and older only. To register, visit

Stop by any Barnes & Noble Booksellers store at 4 p.m. Saturday for a special “The LEGO Batman” movie event. Geared toward children, all ages can collect two limited edition trading cards (while supplies last) featuring characters from the movie. Enjoy giveaways, make and play themed moments with LEGO® bricks and blocks plus much more. For more information, visit

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