November: Science, learning and play opportunities
LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY: INNOVATOR OF THE DECORATIVE ARTS, a homeschool program for ages 5 – 14, is offered Nov. 15 (ages 5 – 11) and Nov. 17 (ages 11 – 14) at Rodeheaver Auditorium at Bob Jones University. The cost is $6 each for children and $3 each for adults. For details and registration, visit http://www.bjumg.org/homeschool-days.
APPLY NOW FOR the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. Applications are being accepted from rising grade 10 students for the residential program for grades 11 – 12 and from rising grades 7 – 12 for summer programs. Open Doors: First Look is Nov. 4. For early application deadlines and other open house information and registration, visit www.scgsah.org.
G — OPEN ENROLLMENT for Greenville Technical Charter High School continues through Nov. 2. For details and an application, visit www.gtchs.org.
G — A GIRL SCOUT OVERNIGHT is Nov. 11 at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Register through Girl Scouts. For details, visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.
G — FREE! MINI MOOS mommy and me time is at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 and Dec. 12 in Simpsonville and at 10 a.m. Nov. 9 and Dec. 14 in Mauldin. For details, visit www.Facebook.com/CFASimpsonville and www.Facebook.com/CFAMauldin.
STRIDES, a nonprofit program, offers individualized instruction for ages 7 – 20 who need to catch up before school starts. Students with disabilities or ESOL are welcome. Programs are located at Woodruff Road (expanded location), Greer, Easley, Fountain Inn, Travelers Rest, Boiling Springs and Cherrydale. For details, call 864-246-9898 or http://www.stridestutor.org.
G — LIL CHEFS classes for ages 4 – 12 are from 6 – 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the GHS Family YMCA. Kids prepare and eat their own main dish and dessert. This month’s classes are Nov. 7: Pizza and Monkey Bread, Nov. 14: Cheeseburger Pie and Pineapple Upside Down Cake and Nov. 28: Spaghetti Cups and Oatmeal Apple Crisp. The cost is $10 each for members and $13 each for nonmembers. Register in advance. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
G — ROPER MOUNTAIN SCIENCE CENTER’S PLANETARIUM is open. For up-to-date information and a schedule of programs, visit https://www.ropermountain.org.
G — LEARN ABOUT TRAIN CHAIN REACTIONS at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays –Sundays Nov. 1 – 18 at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Included with admission. Explore exothermic reactions with elephant toothpaste Nov. 22, 24 – 25 and Nov. 29 – Dec. 2. For details, visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.
S —TODDLER TIME AT BIG AIR TRAMPOLINE PARK is 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Ages 6 and younger fly high for $8 per jumper. Call 864-580-6462 or visit http://bigairgsp.com.
G — JUMPING BEANS AT SKY ZONE GREENVILLE – Little bouncers walking – age 5 jump 10 – 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Visit Sky Zone on Facebook for details about guest character appearances. The cost is $6 per child. One adult caregiver participates at no charge. Visit http://www.skyzone.com/greenville.
G — PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT AT SKY ZONE GREENVILLE – Kids ages 5 – 12 get a night of bouncing while parents take a break. The event is 7 – 10 p.m. Fridays. The cost is $25 per child and includes dinner. Visit http://www.skyzone.com/greenville.
G — GLOW NIGHT AT SKY ZONE GREENVILLE – Bring the whole family for glow face paint and more 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. Fridays. The first 50 people to check in receive a T-shirt. The cost is $25 each for two hours and includes face paint, a glow pack and pizza. For a shorter option, the cost is $17 for one hour and includes a glow bracelet. Visit http://www.skyzone.com/greenville.
G — MOMS JUMP FOR FREE DURINGKIDS’ JUMP time for ages 6 and younger, 9 a.m. – noon Mondays – Fridays at Gravitopia. The cost is $10 each per child for one hour of jump time. Visit http://www.gravitopia.us.
G — FREE! MOTHER GOOSE ON THE LOOSE – Nursery rhymes are the foundation for this play time that brings babies ages 1 – 24 months together with new friends. Children must attend with an adult caregiver. Maximum of 3 children per adult caregiver. Attendance is limited to 40 per program. Get a free admission ticket at the desk. Greenville County Library Branches: 10 a.m. Tuesdays at Taylors (864-268-5955), 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Travelers Rest (864-834-3650) and 10 and 11a.m. Wednesdays at Simpsonville (864-963-9031).
P — FREE! OUR VILLAGE, a play group sponsored by Stroller Strides, is at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 334 Rock Springs Road, Easley. Come early at 9:30 am with baby and stroller for a workout. For details, call 864-608-6727.
P — FREE! WIGGLES AND GIGGLES is at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Hampton Memorial Branch Library in Easley. Children ages 3 and younger with a caregiver can move and groove and music, movement and nursery rhymes. Call 864-850-7077 or email email@example.com.
P — FREE! HOP ON THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS at 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Hampton Memorial Branch Library in Easley. Children is grades K – 4 watch an episode of The Magic School Bus followed up by a supporting science experiment, game or craft. Call 864-850-7077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
P — FREE! TRY SOMETHING NEW AT WEE PLAY TIME at 10:30 a.m. the first Friday of each month at the Hampton Memorial Branch Library in Easley. Children ages 3 and younger with a caregiver are invited to play with the library’s educational toys. Call 864-850-7077 or email email@example.com.
P — FREE! ALL AGES ARE WELCOME FOR POKÉMON LEAGUE at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Hampton Memorial Branch Library in Easley. Children ages 10 and younger should be accompanied by an adult. Call 864-850-7077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.