11 events not to miss in March
STARRY NIGHTS returns to Roper Mountain Science Center March 10. Show times are 7 and 8:30 p.m. Friday nights at the T. C. Hooper Planetarium. Each show will begin with Carolina Skies, a live talk about the constellations currently in the night sky, followed by the featured show. The 7 p.m. feature will be “Magic Tree House: Space Mission.” The 8:30 p.m. feature will be “Solar Superstorms.” The Daniel Observatory will also be open, weather permitting, for viewing through the 23-inch telescope. Visit https://www.ropermountain.org.
“JUNGLE BOOK” BALLET is presented by Carolina Ballet Theatre at 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. March 4 at the Peace Center. This storybook ballet is based on the collection of short stories, written by Rudyard Kipling while drawing influence from many of the famed Jungle Book movies. The performance includes singer and performer Delvin Choice. Visit http://www.peacecenter.org.
FREE! Join the Tibetan Monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery for unique art workshops. Tween Sand Painting Workshop is at 4 p.m. March 7 at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Register in advance. Call 864-574-6815. A Tibetan Art Workshop is at 6:30 p.m. March 9 at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Register in advance. Call 864-574-6815.
FREE! A LOLLIPOPS CONCERT is March 10 at 10 a.m. at the Simpsonville 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.
THE SOUTH CAROLINA CHILDREN’S THEATRE’S 22ND ANNUAL CHARACTER BREAKFAST is at 8:30 and 11 a.m. March 11 at the Poinsett Club. Combine beloved characters with a complete breakfast and make memories in the process. Advance tickets are required. Tips for enjoying the breakfast, as well as tickets and full details are available at https://scchildrenstheatre.org/shop/character-breakfast.
SPACE DAY: JOURNEY TO OTHER WORLDS is 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. March 11 at Roper Mountain Science Center. The event features hands-on activities, crafts and demonstrations for all ages. See a moon rock display along with other NASA exhibits and artifacts, flight simulators, rocket launches, remote control planes and more. Solar eclipse activities will help you get ready for the big event happening in August. Visit https://www.ropermountain.org.
THE BINGO DASH, benefitting Let There Be Mom, is 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. March 11 in downtown Greenville. This is a family-friendly, scavenger hunt fundraiser. Teams of four will be given a bingo card and two hours to search store windows for bingo balls. For details and registration, visit https://lettherebemom.org/events/bingo-dash.
FREE! GET A SNEAK PEEK of Spartanburg Youth Theatre’s 2017 – 2018 season at 6 p.m. March 14 at the Chapman Cultural Center. The event includes a performance by the SYT Director and community performers. Visit http://www.spartanburgyouththeatre.com.
“ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, No Good, Very Bad Day, the Musical” is presented March 16 – 18 at Greenville Little Theatre. Tickets are $15 each with group discounts available. For tickets, visit https://www.greenvillelittletheatre.org.
KIDS FEST is 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. March 18 at Hagood Mill Historic Site. Explore the Instrument Petting Zoo, participate in the Mountain Music and Milling Games at 12:15 p.m. and more. The event includes folk art, safety demonstrations and music. Admission is free, but a $5 per vehicle parking fee applies. For details, visit http://www.visitpickenscounty.com/calendar.
THE SIXTH ANNUAL ST. PADDY’S DAY DASH AND BASH begins at 8 a.m. March 18 at Fluor Field and on Main Street. Join the 5K, kids’ fun run, costume contest and more. Proceeds benefit five local children’s charities. For details, schedule of events and registration, visit http://stpaddysdashandbash.com.