Superheroes, dogs, hockey offer fun family time this weekend
Whether you love superheroes, dogs or hockey, there’s an activity on tap for your family this weekend.
The Carolina Foothills Dog Show Cluster Thursday through Sunday at the TD Convention Center is a free and family friendly event. The American Kennel Club-sanctioned event features a Junior Showmanship competition, in which children aged 10-18 exhibit their own dogs as they compete for prizes by displaying their skills in handling dogs. There will be vendors featuring many dog and pet-related items, such as food and toys, books and magazines, as well as concessions offering a variety of food items. Note that only dogs entered in the show are allowed on show grounds, and for the safety of the dogs entered, baby strollers are prohibited. For more details, visit www.carolinafoothillscluster.com.
The Greenville Drive will be playing at Fluor Field this weekend, including a game at 7:05 p.m. Friday for Hubbell Lighting’s “Light It Up” Friday Night Fireworks. Saturday is Super Mario Party Night at the stadium as the Drive takes on the Charleston Riverdogs. For more details, visit www.greenvilledrive.com or call 864-240-4528.
“Finding Neverland” is presented at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Peace Center. The show tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters, Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. For tickets, visit www.peacecenter.org.
Families can meet some superheroes Saturday at Barnes and Noble Booksellers locations throughout the Upstate as stores celebrate Get Pop-Cultured with special story times and appearances by costumed heroes. Kids are invited to come dressed as their favorite superhero or character for a day of special activities. Activities and events vary by store. The store at the Shops at Greenridge will host a breakfast with Cinderella at 10 a.m., appearances by S.C. Upstate Heroes at 2 p.m., and a Pokemon scavenger hunt at 7 p.m. Tell the cashier you support The Meyer Center for Special Children and a percentage of proceeds will benefit the center. Spartanburg’s location will feature a cosplay tutorial at 1 p.m. and costume parade and contest at 2 p.m. For more details, visit www.barnesandnoble.com.
Saturday is Ghostbusters of South Carolina Day at Anderson County Museum. Ghostbusters of SC will be available for a meet and greet 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. with their movie-inspired vehicle and costumes. Admission is $1 per person or a donation for Luna’s Bags of Love, a local charity that helps children who are going through chemotherapy. Each bag contains items to give young patients something to keep their minds off of their situation. Needed items include stickers, drawing pads, coloring books, markers and crayons, small stuffed animals, mini board games and action figures. For more details, visit www.facebook.com/events/1436057946415525.
Families of special needs children are invited to an autism playgroup noon – 1 p.m. Saturday at Pump It Up! in Greenville, sponsored by the Shape of Behavior. The event is free and open to the community. Jump time will be followed by a snack. To attend, RSVP to RSVP@shapeofbehavior.com.
Hockey Demo Days with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits continue this weekend at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Greenville. From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, families can receive free hockey instruction in the Dew Street Hockey Zone, play corn hole, enjoy music and food, and enter giveaways.
Find more events and resources online at www.UpstateParent.com.