Catch a play, enjoy a festival this weekend
The first weekend of November is full of fun events for families.
“The Boy Who Cried Bully,” a 2nd Stage performance, is at 6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kroc Center. A 50-minute production with a question and answer session immediately following the performance, this play is based on the famous Aesop’s Fable “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.”It stresses the idea that bullying comes in many forms and is great for families. For ticket information, visit scchildrenstheatre.org.
Starry Nights is at Roper Mountain Science Center. Show times are 6, 7:15 and 8:45 p.m. Friday 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 6 p.m. feature will be “The Little Star That Could.” The 7:15 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. feature will be “Astronaut.” A separate ticket is required for each show. The Daniel Observatory will also be open from 7:30 – 10 p.m., weather permitting, for viewing through the 23-inch telescope. Visit https://www.ropermountain.org.
Hope Relay, benefitting Project Hope Foundation, is Saturday at Hartness in Greenville. The event includes a 20K Run Relay, HOPE 5K and HOPE Boot Camp 5K. For details and registration, visit https://hoperelay.org.
Girl Scout Day is Saturday at the Greenville Zoo. This program is for families with children ages 5 and older. Troops and individual Girl Scouts can explore all the zoo has to offer and see a behind the scenes show. All registered girls will receive a Greenville Zoo patch. Register through Girl Scouts Mountains to Midlands at www.gssc-mm.org. For details, visit www.greenvillezoo.com.
Want to meet Snoopy? Stop by The Shops at Greenridge Open-Air Market from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday for a chance to take pictures with Snoopy and The Greenridge Gobbler. There will be music and activities for the entire family during this special event. For details, visit www.facebook.com/theshopsatgreenridge.
Community Fest is 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday at Greenville Technical College’s Barton Main Campus. Hands-on activity booths have something for all ages. Experience live demonstrations including 3D printing, medical simulations, a realistic ambulance, arts and crafts, a bike safety rodeo, storytelling time and more. Visit gvltec.edu/
The All Saints’ Bazaar is 9 a.m. – noon Saturday at Christ Church in downtown Greenville. The event includes crafts for sale and a children’s carnival that includes a bounce house, face painting, snow cones and crafts. Visit www.ccgsc.org/bazaar.php.
Hopewell United Methodist Church in Simpsonville will have its Fall Festival 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday. The community is invited to enjoy a classic car show, live music, children’s activities and crafts for sale. Visit their Facebook page for details.
Greenville Zoo’s Family Nature Club will meet at 10 a.m. – noon Saturday at Table Rock State Park. Walk the trails and search for wildlife with a Greenville Zoo educator as your guide. To register, visit www.greenvillezoo.com.
Have you been to the Children’s Museum of the Upstate lately? The Boxcar Children is the museum’s latest exhibit, designed around the Boxcar Children book series, written by Gertrude Chandler Warner and originally published by Rand McNally in 1924. Stop by for Make and Take Trains at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at this special exhibit. Visit www.tcmupstate.org for more details.
Bark for Life of Spartanburg is 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday at Milliken Arboretum in Spartanburg. The event includes a one-mile dog walk, demos, contests, games and dog-related vendor booths. Bring dogs in costume for a costume contest. For details and registration, visit www.relayforlife.org/barkspartanburgsc.
Family Fun Day is 1 – 4 p.m. Sunday at the Upcountry History Museum. Explore the work of Jan Brett through crafts, games and more. Free for members and included with regular admission. For details, visit upcountryhistory.org.
For more events, visit www.UpstateParent.com.