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KEY: G=Greenville County; S=Spartanburg County; P=Pickens County

Wednesday, Feb. 1

GARDEN SPROUTS, for preschoolers and a caregiver, is at 10 a.m. at the South Carolina Botanical Garden. Learn about plants and animals using music, stories, crafts and nature walks. The cost is $4 per family. To register, visit http://www.clemson.edu/public/scbg.

Thursday, Feb. 2

FREE! GRADY’S GROUNDHOG DAY is 10:30 a.m. – noon at Chimney Rock Park. The event includes family activities. Find out if the park’s woodchuck sees his shadow. For details, visit http://www.chimneyrockpark.com.

G — FREE! NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHT is 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Upcountry History Museum. Explore museum exhibits, hear a story and more. A limited number of book giveaways are available for children. Visit http://www.upcountryhistory.org.

G —XTREME is at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. For tickets, visit http://bonsecoursarena.com.

S — FREE! TEEN HOME-SCHOOL CLUB: Native American History is at 2:30 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Call 864-596-3504.

S — FREE! TWEENS, MAKE YOUR OWN VALENTINE’S CARDS at 3:30 p.m. at the Landrum Branch Library. Call 864-457-2218.

S — FREE! A VALENTINE’S DAY COLOR PARTY is at 6:30 p.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Register in advance. Call 864-574-6815.

Friday, Feb. 3

NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY raises awareness about heart disease in women. To learn more, visit https://www.goredforwomen.org.

“SEUSSICAL” is presented at 7 p.m. at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $10 each for adults and $5 each for students. Visit http://www.clemson.edu/brooks.

G — “CHARLOTTE’S WEB” brings the tale of an unlikely friendship to life in this performance by South Carolina Children’s Theatre at 7 p.m. at the Peace Center. Visit http://peacecenter.org.

G —XTREME — See Feb. 2.

G — AN EVENING WITH ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: Chautauqua Benefit is at 7:30 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $30 each. Visit http://www.greenvillechautauqua.org or call 864-244-1499.

G — “MERLIN’S DREAM: THE FINAL CHAPTER” is presented by FIREside Radio at 7:30 p.m. at the Younts Center for Performing Arts. For tickets, visit http://www.yountscenter.org.

Saturday, Feb. 4

THE 15TH ANNUAL LITTLE MISS-TEEN MISS Anderson County Pageant is at the Calhoun Academy of the Arts Elementary School. This is an official Little Miss South Carolina Preliminary for ages 3 – 19. For more information, call 864-716-6268 or kimb@andersonareaymca.org.

G — SPARK!LAB opens at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Learn about the process of invention through hands-on activities. Visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.

G — THE ANTONAKOS FOUNDATION’S POLAR PLUNGE is on Highbourne Drive in Greenville. Brave the cold for a good cause. For details and registration, visit http://antonakosfoundation.org.

G — FREE! A LOLLIPOPS CONCERT is at 10 a.m. at the Greer Branch Library and at 11:30 a.m. at the Hughes Main Library. Spend some time with members of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra in a concert designed for the youngest music lovers. Visit http://greenvillelibrary.org.

G — “CHARLOTTE’S WEB” — See Feb. 3. Today’s performances are at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

G — FREE! ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: CHAUTAUQUA SHOW is at 2 p.m. at the Wade Hampton High School Auditorium. Meet one of the most influential women in world history through historical interpreter Susan Marie Frontczak. Visit http://www.greenvillechautauqua.org or call 864-244-1499.

G —XTREME — See Feb. 2.

Sunday, Feb. 5

G — FAMILY FUN DAY: EXPLORE THE WORLD OF DR. SEUSS is 1 – 4 p.m. at the Upcountry History Museum. For details, visit http://upcountryhistory.org.

G — GIRLOLOGY: SOMETHING NEW ABOUT YOU is 1 – 3 p.m. at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Girls in grades 4 – 5 and a parent are invited to attend an educational session on puberty. The cost is $50 per pair. To register, visit http://girlology.com.

G — “CHARLOTTE’S WEB” — See Feb. 3. Today’s performance is at 1:30 p.m.

G — FREE! ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: CHAUTAUQUA SHOW — See Feb. 4.

G —XTREME — See Feb. 2.

Monday, Feb. 6

S — FREE! ESCAPE THE ROOM at 3:30 p.m. at the Landrum Branch Library. You're locked in the room with only one hour to escape. Can you solve the clues and get out in time? Ages 12 – 18. Call 864-457-2218.

S — FREE! A SUPERHERO CELEBRATION is at 4:30 p.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Register in advance. Come dressed as a favorite superhero. Call 864-574-6815.

Tuesday, Feb. 7

S — FREE! PERCY JACKSON COMES TO LIFE with an interactive movie experience for tweens at 4:15 p.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Register in advance. Call 864-574-6815.

S — FREE! IT’S A DIFFERENT ACTIVITY EACH WEEK at Family Fun Night at 7 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Explore something new – it could be music, dancing, crafts or more. Ages 12 and younger with a caregiver. Call 864-596-3504.

Wednesday, Feb. 8

GARDEN SPROUTS — See Feb. 1.

S — FREE! GLOBETROTTERS HOME-SCHOOL PROGRAM: Italy is at 10 a.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Grades 2 – 6. Call 864-596-3504.

Thursday, Feb. 9

G — DADDY-DAUGHTER DATE NIGHT is 5 – 8 p.m. at Chick-fil-A in Mauldin. Registration is required. For details, visit www.facebook.com/CFAMauldin.

Friday, Feb. 10

DESIGNED FOR DRAMA: FASHION FROM THE CLASSICS opens at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. Celebrate classic literary works and the popular movies that brought them to life. The exhibit is open through July 4. See http://www.biltmore.com

A FULL MOON HIKE is at 5:45 p.m. at the South Carolina Botanical Garden. The cost is $7 per family, up to five family members. To register, visit http://www.clemson.edu/public/scbg.

G — DADDY/DAUGHTER DATE NIGHT is 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Simpsonville Activity Center. For reservations, call 864-967-9533.

G — SEETHE GREENVILLE SWAMP RABBITS vs. Orlando game at 7 p.m. at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Visit http://www.swamprabbits.com.

S — FREE! A VALENTINE’S PARTY FOR TWEENS is at 4 p.m. at the Boiling Springs Branch Library. Call 864-578-3665.

S — “LILLY’S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE” is presented by The Spartanburg Youth Theatre at 4:30 and 7 p.m. at Chapman Cultural Center. Tickets are $12 each for adults and $9 each for ages 18 and younger. The popular children’s book comes to life onstage in this high-energy and imaginative show for the whole family. Visit http://www.spartanburgyouththeatre.com.

Saturday, Feb. 11

G — DAD-URDAY is 8 – 11 a.m. at Swamp Rabbit Café. Sausage biscuits are on the breakfast menu and kids can play in the Swamp Garden. Visit http://swamprabbitcafe.com.

G — THE GREEN VALLEY ROAD RACE is at Furman University. The event includes 8K and 10-mile races. For details and registration, visit https://eventsignup.org.

G — STEM FEST is 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Roper Mountain Science Center. Dream big while exploring the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Visit https://www.ropermountain.org.

G — A PLAY IN CLAY MAKE-AND-TAKE is at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.

G — SCOUT/OUTDOOR NIGHT is at the Greenville Swamp Rabbits vs. Orlando game at 7 p.m. at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Visit http://www.swamprabbits.com.

S — “LILLY’S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE”— See Feb. 10. Today’s performance is at 2 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 12

G — A FAMILY ART ADVENTURE is 2 – 3 p.m. at the Greenville County Museum of Art. Get creative and make a print using gelatin plates with a variety of colors, materials and shapes, including hearts and flowers for Valentine’s Day. Recommended for ages 6 and older. Visit http://gcma.org.

Monday, Feb. 13

G — SEE “THE GIVER” at 9:45 a.m. and noon at the Peace Center. This performance, based on the award-winning novel, is best for students in grades 6 – 8. Visit http://www.peacecenter.org.

S — FREE! A LEGO BLOCK PARTY is at 4:30 p.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Register in advance. Call 864-574-6815.

S — FREE! A VALENTINE’S DAY BASH for ages 12 – 18 is at 6:30 p.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Register in advance. Call 864-574-6815.

Tuesday, Feb. 14

VICTORIAN VALENTINE HOME-SCHOOL DAY is 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville, North Carolina. For details, visit http://www.lattaplantation.org.

G — SEE “THE GIVER” — See Feb. 13.

G — IT’S MAGIC TREEHOUSE TIME at 3:30 p.m. at the Upcountry History Museum’s book club for kids. This week’s book is “A Good Night for Ghosts.” Admission or museum membership required. Visit http://www.upcountryhistory.org.

S — FREE! A VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY for tweens is at 4:30 p.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Register in advance. Call 864-574-6815.

S — FREE! IT’S A DIFFERENT ACTIVITY EACH WEEK at Family Fun Night at 7 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Explore something new – it could be music, dancing, crafts or more. Ages 12 and younger with a caregiver. Call 864-596-3504.

Wednesday, Feb. 15

GARDEN SPROUTS — See Feb. 1.

G — LEARN ABOUT ANIMAL FRIENDS at the Greenville Zoo. This Zoo Tots program is for ages 2 – 3 with a guardian. To register, visit http://www.greenvillezoo.com.

G — SEE “THE GIVER” — See Feb. 13.

Thursday, Feb. 16

G — SWAMP KIDS PLAY is 9 a.m. – noon at Swamp Rabbit Café. There’s a drink special for parents and unstructured nature playtime for preschoolers and younger. Play in the Swamp Garden. Visit http://swamprabbitcafe.com.

G — SEE “THE GIVER” — See Feb. 13.

G — SEETHE GREENVILLE SWAMP RABBITS vs. Manchester game at 7 p.m. at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Visit http://www.swamprabbits.com.

S — FREE! FREESTYLE ART NIGHT is at 6:30 p.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Register in advance. Call 864-574-6815.

Friday, Feb. 17

G — WINTER JAM is at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. For details, visit http://bonsecoursarena.com

G — “TWO DANCING PRINCESSES” is at 6 p.m. at the South Carolina Children’s Theatre. Designed for both boys and girls, this show follows the two daughters of an overprotective father who escape to a dance party every night. This “swing” version of the Grimm Fairytale, based on “Twelve Dancing Princesses,” features a post-show dance party after every performance. Tickets are $8 each. For tickets, visit https://scchildrenstheatre.org/shop/two-dancing-princesses.

Saturday, Feb. 18

G — LEARN ABOUT ANIMAL FRIENDS at the Greenville Zoo. This Zoo Tots program is for ages 2 – 3 with a guardian. To register, visit http://www.greenvillezoo.com.

G — FREE! SEE DANCERS FROM THE INTERNATIOANL BALLET at 10 a.m. at the Simpsonville Branch Library and at 11:30 a.m. at the Hughes Main Library. Dancers give story-based performances to introduce children to the art of ballet. Visit http://greenvillelibrary.org.

G — IMAGINATION PLAY is at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Learn the basics of improvisation and character development in a fun, inclusive environment. Most appropriate for ages 5 – 10. Visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.

G — “TWO DANCING PRINCESSES” — See Feb. 17. Today’s performances are at 1 and 3 p.m.

G — FREE! A PEACE VOICES TEEN POETRY WORKSHOP is at 1 p.m. at the Peace Center. Teen poetry workshops for ages 13 – 19 are designed around a variety of topics and are led by Glenis Redmond and guest poets. Teens participating in the workshops will be invited to share their work in public poetry readings throughout the year. Visit http://www.peacecenter.org.

G — PUCKS AND PAWS NIGHT is at the Greenville Swamp Rabbits vs. Florida game at 7 p.m. at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Visit http://www.swamprabbits.com.

Sunday, Feb. 19

G — SCHOLARS BOOK CLUB DAY is at the Greenville Swamp Rabbits vs. Florida game at 3 p.m. at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Stay for a post-game skate. Visit http://www.swamprabbits.com.

G — “TWO DANCING PRINCESSES” — See Feb. 17. Today’s performance is at 3 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 20

G — LEARN ABOUT BEAST BESTIES at the Greenville Zoo. This home-school program is at 9 a.m. for grades K5 – 2, at 11 a.m. for grades 3 – 5 and at 2 p.m. for grades 6 – 8. To register, visit http://www.greenvillezoo.com.

Tuesday, Feb. 21

G — SEE “ELLIS: ISLAND OF DREAMS” at 10 a.m. and noon at the Peace Center. Follow the story of immigrant families traveling long distances in search of the ever-elusive American Dream. This performance is best for students in grades 4 – 8. Visit http://www.peacecenter.org.

S — FREE! BOARD GAME NIGHT is at 5:30 p.m. at the Landrum Branch Library. Choose from a variety of games. Snacks are provided. Call 864-457-2218.

S — FREE! IT’S A DIFFERENT ACTIVITY EACH WEEK at Family Fun Night at 7 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Explore something new – it could be music, dancing, crafts or more. Ages 12 and younger with a caregiver. Call 864-596-3504.

Wednesday, Feb. 22

GARDEN SPROUTS — See Feb. 1.

G — SEE “ELLIS: ISLAND OF DREAMS” — See Feb. 21.

Thursday, Feb. 23

S — FREE! PLAY GIANT SCRABBLE at 3:30 p.m. at the Landrum Branch Library. Ages 12 – 18. Call 864-457-2218.

Friday, Feb. 24

G — HOME-SCHOOL DAY is at 1:30 p.m. at the Upcountry History Museum’s book club for kids. Registration is required. Explore the art of Ansel Adams and investigate the artist, the environment and different forms of art. Classes are available for ages 4 –16. The cost is $5 per student, with one free adult per family. Visit http://www.upcountryhistory.org.

G — “TWO DANCING PRINCESSES” — See Feb. 17.

G — “PETER AND THE STARCATCHER” is presented at 8 p.m. at Greenville Little Theatre. For tickets, visit https://www.greenvillelittletheatre.org.

S — FREE! LEGO CHALLENGES FOR TWEENS are at 4 p.m. at the Boiling Springs Branch Library. Call 864-578-3665.

Saturday, Feb. 25

THE 4TH ANNUAL POLAR PLUNGE is at 11 a.m. at the Anderson Area YMCA. Y Staff will be “freezing for a reason” as they plunge down the outdoor waterslide into freezing water to raise money for the annual campaign. Visit http://andersonareaymca.org.

G — THE GOOD NEWS SPECTACULAR is 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the TD Convention Center. Free food, games, bounce houses, health screenings and more. Visit www.goodnewsspectacular.com.

G — LEARN ABOUT THE BUDDY SYSTEM at the Greenville Zoo. Discover some odd and unusual animal pairs found in the animal kingdom. This Saturday Safari program is at 10 a.m. for ages 4 – 5 and at 2 p.m. for ages 6 – 8 at the Greenville Zoo. To register, visit http://www.greenvillezoo.com.

G — MAKERS FEST is at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Explore the world of making with guest makers from all over the Upstate, using 3D printing, clay, tools and more. Visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.

G — A POLAR PLUNGE benefitting Special Olympics is at Paris Mountain State Park. To register, visit https://www.firstgiving.com/so-sc/2017-paris-mountain-polar-plunge.

G — “TWO DANCING PRINCESSES” — See Feb. 17. Today’s performances are at 1 and 3 p.m.

G — GO BEHIND THE SCENES at 2 p.m. at the Greenville Zoo. Ages 5 and older only. To register, visit http://www.greenvillezoo.com.

G — “PETER AND THE STARCATCHER” — See Feb. 24.

Sunday, Feb. 26

G — “TWO DANCING PRINCESSES” — See Feb. 17. Today’s performance is at 3 p.m.

G — “PETER AND THE STARCATCHER” — See Feb. 24. Today’s performance is at 3 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 27

G — SEE “THE GRAPES OF WRATH” at 9:45 a.m. and noon at the Peace Center. This powerful show was adapted from and includes text from Steinbeck's original "Great American Novel," taking the classic story of hope and perseverance during one of the worst times in American history, and bringing it to life on stage. This performance is best for students in grades 9 – 12. Visit http://www.peacecenter.org.

S — FREE! CHOOSE THE MOVIE at 3:30 p.m. at the Landrum Branch Library. Vote for “Holes,” “Inside Out” or “The Hunger Games.” Ages 12 – 18. Call 864-457-2218.

S — FREE! CHOCOLATE MANIA for ages 12 – 18 is at 6:30 p.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Register in advance. Call 864-574-6815.

Tuesday, Feb. 28

G — MIDDLE SCHOOL CAREER DAY is at the Greenville Zoo. Learn about zoo careers. To register, visit http://www.greenvillezoo.com.

G — SEE “THE GRAPES OF WRATH” — See Feb. 27.

G — IT’S MAGIC TREEHOUSE TIME at 3:30 p.m. at the Upcountry History Museum’s book club for kids. This week’s book is “Carnival at Candlelight.” Admission or museum membership required. Visit http://www.upcountryhistory.org.

G — ABRAHAM LINCOLN: CHAUTAUQUA DISCUSSION is at 7 p.m. at the Hughes Main Library. Visit http://www.greenvillechautauqua.org or call 864-244-1499.

S — FREE! GEEK OUT: STEVEN UNIVERSE is at 4 p.m. at the Boiling Springs Branch Library. Join in for Steven Universe-related crafts, activities and more. Snacks will be provided. Ages 12 – 18. Call 864-578-3665.

S — FREE! A CHOCOLATE PARTY for tweens is at 4:30 p.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Register in advance. Call 864-574-6815.

S — FREE! IT’S A DIFFERENT ACTIVITY EACH WEEK at Family Fun Night at 7 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Explore something new – it could be music, dancing, crafts or more. Ages 12 and younger with a caregiver. Call 864-596-3504.

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