11 events you shouldn’t miss in May
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is May 5 at participating stores. Visit freecomicbookday.com.
MEET THE AUTHOR: STUART GIBBS 4:30 – 6 p.m. May 3 at the Hughes Main Library. The event is for ages 9 – 13. Buy books and have a snack from 4:30 – 5 p.m. Hear Gibbs from 5 – 5:30 p.m. Have books signed from 5:30 – 6 p.m. To join the signing line, each customer must purchase on site at least one copy of “Waste of Space.” Purchasing/preordering the book from Fiction Addiction (http://fiction-addiction.com) will also give you a ticket to the signing line. Gibbs will sign any additional books of his that you own. Visit www.greenvillelibrary.org.
THE REEDY RIVER DUCK DERBY is 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. May 5 at Falls Park. As many as 10,000 ducks will post at 2:30 p.m. For details or to adopt a duck, visit www.duckrace.com/greenville.
PELHAM MEDICAL CENTER GREER FAMILY FEST is May 4 – 5 in downtown Greer. The event includes live music, children’s activities, food and more than 150 vendors. Visit http://greerfamilyfest.com.
SPRING FARM DAY is 1 – 5 p.m. May 6 at Whispering Pines Stables in Mauldin. The day includes tours, Border Collie demonstrations, 4H activities and more. The cost is $10 per car. For details, visit wpstables.com.
ARTISPHERE is May 11 – 13 in downtown Greenville. The festival includes free performances, children’s activities, crafts, a STEAM exhibit and more. Visit https://www.artisphere.org.
TAILS AND TRAILS 5K WALK/RUN is 8:30 a.m. – noon May 12 at Conestee Park. Participants and their dogs walk or run to support Greenville County Animal Care. For details, visit http://www.greenvillepets.org.
THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE UPSTATE will open its new Spartanburg location 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 19 with free admission. A street festival on Magnolia Street, sponsored by the JM Smith Foundation, will highlight the event, which includes tours, food trucks, games and giveaways. The new museum is located at 130 Magnolia St. Visit www.tcmupstate.org.
SEE “SHOW DOGS” in a My Way Matinee sensory-friendly showing at 10:30 May 19 at Regal Hollywood Stadium 20 in Greenville. Lights will be brighter and sound will be lower. than in traditional screenings The matinee screenings are fun for everyone, giving gives audiences the chance to sing, dance and shout during the film. Admission is $6.50 each plus tax. Learn more at www.regmovies.com/promotions/my-way-matinee.
THE MERRELL ADVENTURE DASH is May 26 at Nantahala Outdoor Center. Suitable for families and adults, participants will negotiate a series of natural and man-made obstacles along the 5K course, including balance components, climbs and nets, a river-run and raft crossing. Choose between the 5K dash or a 1K fun run. Ages 12 and younger race free with a participating adult. Visit https://noc.com.
FREE! A SUMMER READING KICKOFF PARTY is 2 – 6 p.m. May 31 at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. This is a drop-in event. Sign up for Summer Reading, do some crafts and get an ice cream sundae. Call 864-574-6815.