Meet superheroes, get outdoors this weekend
This weekend is full of opportunities for families, including Roper Mountain Starry Nights on Friday, home games at the Greenville Drive Friday through Sunday, and more.
The Friends of the Greenville County Library System will host a spring used book sale this weekend at the Merovan Center on Woodruff Road. Proceeds will benefit a dozen special Summer Reading performances throughout June and July for children in our community. Hours are 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Visit greenvillelibrary.org for details.
If you haven’t seen it yet, “Prince Caspian” ends its run at The Logos Theatre in Taylors this weekend. Its final shows will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Call 864-268-9342 with promo code UP-3for2 to buy two tickets and get one free. Visit thelogostheatre.com.
“The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley” will be presented by South Carolina Children’s Theatre at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Peace Center. For details, visit www.peacecenter.org.
The Swamp Rabbit Cafe Strawberry Festival is Friday at the café. The day-long event includes face painting, inflatables and more for children. Visit swamprabbitcafe.com for more details.
“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” is performed by Artios Academies of Greenville at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Younts Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are $15 each. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.artiosgville.eventbrite.com.
The Bingo Dash, a scavenger hunt benefitting Let There Be Mom, is at 9 a.m. Saturday at Fluor Field. Teams of 2 – 4 people find bingo balls on Main Street in downtown Greenville. Volunteers are needed. For details and team registration, visit lettherebemom.org/the-bingo-dash.
Shop the Spring Market 12-4 p.m. April 28 in downtown Greenville. The kid-friendly event includes vendors and local artisans such as King of Pops and Cluck Squeal and Friends, craft makers and mlm vendors. There will also be face painting, food trucks and more. The event is sponsored by “Mom Dating” Upstate SC and is located at 111 Williams St., Greenville. For more details, visit www.facebook.com/events/1951591924907553/?ti=icl
Sensorary Friendly Saturday is 9 a.m. – noon at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. You can also make a healthy snack and participate in children’s yoga at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Create clay beads to take home. Visit www.tcmupstate.org.
Celebrate National Superhero Day at Upcountry History Museum 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. The event will include superhero-themed games and superhero appearances. Each child can pick out a cape while supplies last. The Greenville Zoo will also be on site. All activities are included with general admission. Visit www.upcountryhistory.org for details.
Paris Mountain State Park will hold a program on wildlife rehabilitation and an Animal Signs Scavenger Hunt starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. Wildlife Rehab of Greenville is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of orphaned and injured wildlife in the Upstate of South Carolina. Education of the public is also an important goal. Come meet some of WRG’s educational ambassador animals up close and learn about these native species that live amongst us. Check it out at www.wildlife-rehab.com. No registration is necessary for this 1½-hour program and there is no charge. Ranger Cathy Taylor will then lead a Animal Signs Scavenger Hunt at 1 p.m. On a leisurely 1½-hour walk around Lake Placid, participants will look for evidence of animals. Meet at Park Center. The program costs $7 per person, payable at the admission station in place of admission. Registration is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 864-244-5565.
Musgrove Mill Revolutionary Mill Encampment Weekend is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Musgrove Mill State Historic Site in Clinton. Reenactors will demonstrate colonial life in the South Carolina Backcountry during the Revolutionary War. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience historic portrayals of life in the South Carolina Backcountry. Activities will highlight the battle fought at Musgrove’s Mill in August 1780 through interpretive talks, demonstrations and exhibits offered by reenactors. The demonstrations include flintlock weapons demonstrations, tactical military demonstrations, period children’s games, colonial art, colonial medicine and blacksmithing. Cost is $4 for adults and $2 for children 6 to 16. Visit southcarolinaparks.com for details.
The Peter Rabbit Festival is 2-4 p.m. Sunday at South Carolina Botanical Garden in Clemson. This free family-oriented event features stories, music, activities and visits with Peter Rabbit himself. Visit its Facebook page for more details.
For more events and resources, visit www.UpstateParent.com.