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8 weekend events for families

With unseasonably warm temperatures, the weekend offers several indoor and outdoor opportunities for families.

Winter Jam is 7 p.m. Friday at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Christian musical acts will include Crowder, Britt Nicole, Tenth Avenue North, Andy Mineo, Colton Dixon, NewSong and Thousand Foot Krutch. The speaker is Tony Nolan and special guest will be Sadie Robertson of “Ducky Dynasty.” General admission is $10. For details, visit

“Two Dancing Princesses” will kick off at 6 p.m. Friday 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, and shows are also scheduled for 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. For tickets, visit

Learn about animal friends during the Zoo Tots program Saturday at the Greenville Zoo. The program is for ages 2 – 3 with a guardian and requires registration. To register and find out the time, visit

Deep Winter Blues will be the theme of Hagood Mill’s February festival 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday. Live music will accompany folk life and traditional arts demonstrations. There will be blacksmithing, bowl-digging, flint knapping, chair-caning, moonshining, broom-making, basket-making, pottery, quilting, spinning, knitting, weaving, woodcarving, metal-smithing, bee keeping, bobbin lace, leather-working and more. Parking is $5, but admission is free. The Hagood Mill is located three miles north of Pickens off Highway 178. For more information, call 864-898-2936.

See dancers from the International Ballet give a free performance at 10 a.m. Saturday 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. For more details, visit

Imagination Play is at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday 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

A free Peace Voices Teen Poetry Workshop is at 1 p.m. Saturday 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

Pucks and Paws Night is at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Greenville Swamp Rabbits vs. Florida game at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Bring your four-legged friends and enjoy a night of hockey with your dog in tow. Scholars Book Club Day is during the 3 p.m. Sunday game vs. Florida. For details, visit

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