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Events this weekend for families

There are many events on tap for families this weekend.

“Frindle” is performed at 9:45 and 11:45 a.m. Friday at the Peace Center. Based on the multiple award-winning best-selling novel by Andrew Clements, this imaginative tale about creative thought and the power of words is about a young man who invents his own word. Performances are recommended for grades 3 – 5. For details, visit

A free bilingual story time/cuentos bilingues: Down on The Ranch/Allá En El Rancho Grande is at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Hughes Main Library. Enjoy an English/Spanish story time. Cuentos bilingües en inglés y español. Questions? ¿Preguntas? Call 864-242-5000, ext. 2634.Visit

The Southern Home & Garden Show is March 2-4 at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. Along with exhibits on home design and landscaping, the event includes a Kid’s Corner sponsored by The Home Depot, with workshops offered at noon and 4 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for seniors with children 12 and younger free. For details, visit

The Converge Autism Conference will be held 8 a.m. -4 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown Riverplace. Speakers will represent a variety of fields including Occupational Therapy, Behavioral Analysis, Special Education, Family Counseling, and Youth Psychiatry. Registration for the event is currently open. For more information on the conference, including the full schedule of speakers, topics, tickets and more, visit the event website at

“The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe,” a South Carolina Children’s Theatre 2nd Stage performance, is at 6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday at the Kroc Center. For ticket information, visit

“Prince Caspian” is performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Logos Theatre in Taylors. Call 864-268-9342 with promo code UP-3for2 to buy two tickets and get one free. Visit

The Peacock Strides for Babies 5K and fun run is 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mauldin Cultural Center in memory of Emily “Peacock” Ware. Proceeds benefit Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) research. For details and registration, visit Race/SC/Mauldin/PeacockStridesforBabies2018.

Bank of America’s Museums on Us program offers free admission Saturday and Sunday to the Upcountry History Museum for cardholders. Present your Bank of America, Merrill Lynch or U.S. Trust credit or debit card along with a photo ID to gain free general admission. Cardholders only; guests are not eligible for free admission. Visit or

Annual Frogwatch USA Training is 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday at the City of Greenville Public Works. FrogWatch USA is a citizen science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Citizens are trained to study amphibians and connect with nature. Registration is required. Visit For more information, call 864-467-4850 or email

The Hina Matsuri Doll Festival is 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. In Japanese, Hina means “small doll” and Matsuri means “festival.” After viewing the ornamental dolls, children can create their own paper dolls, participate in origami and participate in other culture-based activities. Visit

Bowl for Kids’ Sake, the Big Brothers Big Sisters signature fundraiser, is Saturday at Oconee Lanes in Anderson. Join a team or sign up to bowl and raise funds individually. For more information, visit

Carolina Youth Symphony’s Repertory and Concert Orchestras perform at 3 p.m. Sunday and CYT’s Symphony Orchestra performs at 7 p.m. at the Peace Center. Tickets are $10 each for adults and $5 each for students, per concert. For details, visit

Family Fun Day is 1 – 4 p.m. Sunday at the Upcountry History Museum. In honor of the current exhibit “Superheroes and Superstars: The Works of Alex Ross,” the day will include superhero fun and games. Meet Spider-Man from 2 – 3 p.m. Visit for more details.

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