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Weekend events: Teddy Bear Clinic at TCMU, Elvis at Runway Park, more

Whether you love music, learning or the outdoors, there’s an event on tap for your family this weekend.

There will be a blood drive at the main gate at Fluor Field 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday, sponsored by The Greenville Drive and The Blood Connection. Those who donate will receive rewards, including a Greenville Drive/Blood Connection shirt, a pair of vouchers good for any Sunday-Thursday Drive home game in 2017, and a hot dog plate with chips and a drink. For more information, visit

Families can flashback to 1958 as Elvis Presley meets CBS’ Walter Cronkite 10 a.m. - noon Saturday at at Runway Park at the Greenville Downtown Airport as part of Greenville Chautauqua’s History Alive series. Presley will perform and Cronkite will get the singer’s back story about being drafted into the United States Army. The event will include 1950s vintage vehicles, 50s-themed games for children and a 50s-themed costume contest with prizes. All events are free and family friendly. For more information, visit

The second annual Teddy Bear Clinic will be held 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. With the price of admission, children will get their own teddy bear (while quantities last) to take to check-up stations to learn what happens at a hospital or doctor’s office. Child-life Specialists from Greenville Health System will conduct the stations. Visit for more details.

Barnes and Noble Booksellers stores will host a children’s story time event at 11 a.m. Saturday. Children will hear the graduation story “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss. Activities will follow. For details, visit

Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day with guided hikes, rock climbing opportunities and special activities 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday at Chimney Rock Park. For details, call 828-625-9611 or visit

Speaking of getting outdoors, there’s still plenty of time to join the Park Hop Summer Scavenger Hunt, sponsored by LiveWell Greenville. Register at or download the mobile app to keep track of your family’s progress. Your kids can earn prizes simply by exploring some of the Upstate’s parks.

Saturday is Kids Game Night at Upcountry Provisions Bakery & Bistro in Travelers Rest. From 4 – 8 p.m., children can enjoy games and activities, such as painting, side walk chalk, Disney music and more. Kid’s meals are half off and include a drink, chips, and optional pickle. For more information, visit

Disney’s “The Lion King” continues its run at the Peace Center in Greenville with weekend shows at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. For tickets, visit

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