Good News Spectacular highlights weekend events
Families will find special events and more on tap this weekend.
A Help Me Grow Special Event is 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Hughes Main Library. Bring your child and enjoy activities while Help Me Grow South Carolina provides a free developmental screening, child development information, developmental activities to do at home and referral to community resources, as needed. All services in English and Spanish. Visit greenvillelibrary.org or call 864-527-9248.
A Daddy-Daughter Date Night is at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Simpsonville Activity and Senior Center. For details and tickets, call 864-967-9533 or visit www.simpsonville.com/daddy-daughter-date-night.html.
Starry Nights continues each Friday at Roper Mountain Science Center. Show times are 6 and 7:30 p.m. at the T. C. Hooper Planetarium. The 6 p.m. feature will be “Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda” and the 7:30 show will be “STARS.” A separate ticket is required for each show. The Daniel Observatory will also be open from 6:45 – 9:45 p.m., weather permitting, for viewing through the 23-inch telescope. Visit www.ropermountain.org.
“Prince Caspian” is performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Logos Theatre in Taylors. Return to the world of Narnia and dive into this fantasy of perseverance, courage, and faith as a young, orphan prince befriends an unlikely group of characters to reclaim his rightful place on the throne. Call 864-268-9342 with promo code UP-3for2 to buy two tickets and get one free. Visit thelogostheatre.com.
The Good News Spectacular for ages 4 – 12 and their families will be presented by CEF Greenville 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday at the TD Convention Center. Sponsored by the Child Evangelism Fellowship of South Carolina’s Greenville chapter, this kid-oriented festival will be filled with games, inflatables, popcorn, live interactive shows and fun for the whole family. The community event will feature a variety of entertainment and vendors, offering face painting, free eye screening, free glucose and blood pressure screenings, balloon art, free child identification and fingerprinting, a free photo booth, clowns, mascots and more.For details, visit cefgreenville.com.
If your kids love superheroes, they’ll probably enjoy the newest ehibit at Upcountry History Museum. “Superheroes and Superstars: The Works of Alex Ross” includes more than 100 pieces of original artwork, such as paintings, sketches and models created by comic book artist Alex Ross. Captain America, Superman, Spiderman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Avengers and many more come to life on the walls of the museum. Popular culture icons, such as the Beatles, Star Wars, Monty Python and Flash Gordon, have also been drawn by Ross and are included in the exhibition. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for senior adults (ages 65 and up) and college students with valid ID, $6 for children and students age 4 to 18 and free for children ages 3 and under. For details, visit www.upcountryhistory.org.
Barnes and Noble Storytellers stores will present a story time, “Mother Bruce,” at 11 a.m. Saturday featuring Bruce the curmudgeonly bear who likes to keep to himself. When Bruce’s goose eggs hatch, leaving him with four live goslings who are convinced he is their mother, he tries to get the geese to fly south. Will Bruce be able to rid himself of his new companions? Activities will follow a reading of the book. For details, visit barnesandnoble.com.
A Behind the Scenes Tour is at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Greenville Zoo. This program is for families with children ages 5 and older. To register, visit www.greenvillezoo.com.
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