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Weekend events include the circus, Spark!Lab, more

The first weekend in February brings exciting new shows, exhibits and events to the Upstate for families.

Friday is National Wear Red Day. Wear red to raise awareness about heart disease in women. To learn more, visit

“Seussical” is presented at 7 p.m. Friday at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts in Clemson. Tickets are $10 each for adults and $5 each for students. Visit

“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. Friday, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Peace Center. Tickets start at $18. Visit for more information.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Circus: Xtreme this weekend at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Shows are at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $20. Everything starts an hour before the show during the All Access Pre-show, which is free with your ticket purchase. Visit for more information.

An Evening With Eleanor Roosevelt: Chautauqua Benefit is at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Fine Arts Center in Greenville. Tickets are $30 each. Two more shows are at 2 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Wade Hampton High School Auditorium. Meet one of the most influential women in world history through historical interpreter Susan Marie Frontczak. Admission is free. Visit or call 864-244-1499 for more details.

Disney Reads Day is 11 a.m. Saturday at all Upstate Barnes & Noble Booksellers stores. Staff will read Disney stories and host activities and giveaways, including bookmarks and mini-posters while supplies last. Dress as your favorite Disney character and join the fun. For details, visit

The family-friendly play “Merlin’s Dream: The Final Chapter” is presented by FIREside Radio at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Younts Center for Performing Arts in Fountain Inn. Camelot has fallen to the insane and devious Mordred following the death of Morgan le Fay and the capture of King Arthur. Guinevere and Merlin must rescue Arthur and restore him to the battlefield so he can reclaim his kingdom. For tickets, visit

Spark!Lab opens at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. With the support of The Smithsonian and Fluor Corporation, Spark!Lab engages children and families in the invention process through science experiments, games, activities and special programs. This new, permanent exhibit is only one of six across the country. Visit

The Antonakos Foundation’s Polar Plunge is Saturday on Highbourne Drive in Greenville. Brave the cold for a good cause. For exact time, details and registration, visit

A Lollipops Concert is at 10 a.m. Saturday 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

Family Fun Day: Explore the World of Dr. Seuss is 1 – 4 p.m. Sunday at the Upcountry History Museum. This event includes story telling, admission to the museum, special activities and more. For details, visit

Girlology: Something New About Your is 1 – 3 p.m. Sunday 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

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