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Wednesday, Aug. 1

G — THE WET ‘N WILD WEDNESDAY WALK begins at 10 a.m. at Paris Mountain State Park. The event is a one-mile, ranger-led walk around Lake Placid. The cost is $7 each, payable at the gate instead of park admission. Registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 864-244-5565 or email ctaylor@scprt.com.

G — FREE! MEET WILDLIFE REHAB at 10:30 a.m. at the Hughes Main Library. Visit www.greenvillelibrary.org.

S — FREE! WATCH “MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER” at 4 p.m. at the Woodruff Branch Library. The event is for tweens. Popcorn and drinks will be available. Visit www.spartanburglibraries.org.

Thursday, Aug. 2

G — FREE! A STARLAB EXPERIENCE is at noon and 12:45 p.m. at the Hughes Main Library. Visit www.greenvillelibrary.org.

G — FREE! NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHT is 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Upcountry History Museum. Explore museum exhibits, hear a story and more. A limited number of book giveaways are available for children. Visit www.upcountryhistory.org.

G — FREE! LAKESIDE CONCERT is at 7:30 p.m. at Furman University. Visit furman.edu/musicbythelake.

S — FREE! A SUMMER READING FINALE PARTY is at 6 p.m. at the Landrum Branch Library. Children ages 12 and younger who have successfully completed the Summer Reading challenge can celebrate with an ice cream sundae bar party. Spin the prize wheel as you receive your certificate to win even more prizes. Visit www.spartanburglibraries.org.

Friday, Aug. 3

G — A CREEK RANGER HIKE begins at 10 a.m. at Paris Mountain State Park. The event is a one-mile, ranger-led walk. The cost is $7 each, payable at the gate instead of park admission. Registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 864-244-5565 or email ctaylor@scprt.com

G — STARRY NIGHTS is at Roper Mountain Science Center. Show times are 6 and 7:30 p.m. at the T. C. Hooper Planetarium. 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.

S — FREE! HAVE A PIZZA PARTY and play “Dance, Dance Revolution” at 3 p.m. at the Boiling Springs Branch Library. Call 864-578-3665.

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Saturday, Aug. 4

G — FREE! THE GHS SPUDS AND SPROUTS BOOTH is 8 a.m. – noon at the Saturday Market in Downtown Greenville. Kids can learn about local foods and try new fruits and vegetables. Visit saturdaymarketlive.com.

G — THE FESTIVAL OF KITES AND SUMMER CARNIVAL is 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Discovery Island Waterpark. The event includes kite flying at 10 a.m., games beginning at 2 p.m. and more. For details, visit myiag.org.

G — FREE! TEEN GAMING CLUB is at 2 p.m. at the Simpsonville Branch Library. Visit www.greenvillelibrary.org.

S — FREE! VOLUNTEENS is at 9 a.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Ages 12 – 18. Help out in the Teen Services Department to gain work and community service experience, earn service learning or volunteer credit or just for fun. Email teens@infodepot.org. An application is required. Call 864-596-3504.

Monday, Aug. 6

G — A COMMUNITY DINNER is 5 – 8 p.m. at Swamp Rabbit Café. The cost is $12 each for adults and $6 each for children. For details, visit swamprabbitcafe.com.

G — FREE! A LOLLIPOPS CONCERT, featuring the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, is at 7 p.m. at the Hughes Main Library. Visit www.greenvillelibrary.org.

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Tuesday, Aug. 7

G — FREE! LEARN ABOUT SECRET AGENTS at 2:30 p.m. at the Five Forks Branch Library. Get schooled in espionage techniques and go undercover. Ages 6-12. Registration is required. Call 864-527-9239 to register. Visit www.greenvillelibrary.org.

G — UHM’S MAGIC TREE HOUSE KIDS’ BOOK CLUB is at 3:30 p.m. at the Upcountry History Museum. Today’s book is “Vacation Under the Volcano.” Registration is recommended. Admission or museum membership required. For details, visit www.upcountryhistory.org.

S — FREE! PLAY-CART STORY TIME is at 3:30 p.m. at the Woodruff Branch Library. The event is for ages birth – 7 and their caregivers. Visit www.spartanburglibraries.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 8

G — CIRQUE DU SOLEIL CRYSTAL, a breakthrough ice experience, is at 7:30 p.m. at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. For tickets and details, visit www.bonsecoursarena.com.

S — FREE! TWEEN GIANT BOARD GAME AFTERNOON is at 4 p.m. at the Woodruff Branch Library. Visit www.spartanburglibraries.org.

Thursday, Aug. 9

G — FREE! A BACK TO EARTH PARTY is at 10 a.m. at the Hughes Main Library. Visit www.greenvillelibrary.org.

G — FREE! CRAFTERNOON is at 3:30 p.m. at the Anderson Road Branch Library. Visit www.greenvillelibrary.org.

G — FREE! THE PARK HOP PARK CLOSING EVENT is 4 – 7 p.m. at Legacy Park in Greenville. The event includes a water activity, the City of Greenville’s Mobi-Rec, a princess visit from Moana and more. For details and Park Hop registration, visit parkhop.org.

G — FREE! EAT, READ, CREATE is at 4:30 p.m. at the Pelham Road Branch Library. Book discussion and DIY activities include preparing simple meals and snacks. Ages 13-17. Email pelhamroad@greenvillelibrary.org or call 864-288-6688 for more information. Visit www.greenvillelibrary.org.

G — A DANCE PARTY benefiting Mill Village Farms is 5 – 10 p.m. at Swamp Rabbit Café. Admission is free. Pizza is served from 5 – 8:30 p.m. A DJ is on hand from 7 – 10 p.m. For details, visit swamprabbitcafe.com.

G — CIRQUE DU SOLEIL CRYSTAL, a breakthrough ice experience, is at 7:30 p.m. at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. For tickets and details, visit www.bonsecoursarena.com.

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Friday, Aug. 10

G — CELEBRATE WORLD LION DAY 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Greenville Zoo. World Lion Day is the first global campaign to celebrate the importance of the lion worldwide. For details, visit www.greenvillezoo.com.

G — MY GREENVILLE ZOO DAY is 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Greenville Zoo. Show your pride in the Greenville Zoo by visiting on this special day. Zoo staff will be located throughout the zoo to meet and interact with guests. For details, visit www.greenvillezoo.com.

G — A CREEK RANGER HIKE begins at 10 a.m. at Paris Mountain State Park. The event is a one-mile, ranger-led walk. The cost is $7 each, payable at the gate instead of park admission. Registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 864-244-5565 or email ctaylor@scprt.com.

G — FREE! MAKE A STEAMPUNK BOOK SAFE at 3:30 p.m. at the Simpsonville Branch Library. Repurpose an old book into a secret safe. Supplies provided. Ages 13-17. Registration is required. Visit www.greenvillelibrary.org.

G — FREE! COUNTDOWN TO KINDERGARTEN is 6 – 8 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. The event is for rising K5 students and their families. Have access to Greenville community resources that support children. Children can carry their own lunch tray and learn lunchroom etiquette, visit a mock kindergarten classroom and more. For details, visit www.tcmupstate.org.

G — STARRY NIGHTS is at Roper Mountain Science Center. Show times are 6 and 7:30 p.m. at the T. C. Hooper Planetarium. 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.

G — CIRQUE DU SOLEIL CRYSTAL, a breakthrough ice experience, is at 7:30 p.m. at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. For tickets and details, visit www.bonsecoursarena.com.

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Saturday, Aug. 11

G — FREE! THE GHS SPUDS AND SPROUTS BOOTH is 8 a.m. – noon at the Saturday Market in Downtown Greenville. Kids can learn about local foods and try new fruits and vegetables. Visit saturdaymarketlive.com.

G — FREE! A BACK-TO-SCHOOL COMMUNITY EVENT is 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Upstate Circle of Friends, 29 Ridgeway Drive, Greenville. The event includes food, bounce houses, a DJ, water rides, a fire safety house, free book bags and more. The event is presented by Stand Against Violence Everyday and Upstate Circle of Friends. For details, visit www.save1sc.org.

G — CIRQUE DU SOLEIL CRYSTAL, a breakthrough ice experience, is at 4 and 7:30 p.m. at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. For tickets and details, visit www.bonsecoursarena.com.

S — FREE! VOLUNTEENS is at 9 a.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Ages 12 – 18. Help out in the Teen Services Department to gain work and community service experience, earn service learning or volunteer credit or just for fun. Email teens@infodepot.org. An application is required. Call 864-596-3504.

Sunday, Aug. 12

G — CIRQUE DU SOLEIL CRYSTAL, a breakthrough ice experience, is at 1:30 p.m. at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. For tickets and details, visit www.bonsecoursarena.com.

Monday, Aug. 13

G — WATCH “RED RIDING HOOD” (2006) at 2 p.m. at the Upcountry History Museum. Included with admission or membership. Visit www.upcountryhistory.org.

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Tuesday, Aug. 14

FREE! THE UPSTATE SINGLE PARENT RESOURCE FAIR is 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Grace Church Powdersville. The event is free and includes dinner, activities for children and teens and more. Registration is requested. A wide variety of community resource organizations will be on hand to provide information to parents. To register, visit gracechurchsc.org/event/ single-parenting-upstate-resource-fair.

G — FREE! A HOMESCHOOL FAIR is at 10 a.m. at the Taylors Branch Library. Visit www.greenvillelibrary.org.

S — FREE! PLAY-CART STORY TIME is at 3:30 p.m. at the Woodruff Branch Library. The event is for ages birth – 7 and their caregivers. Visit www.spartanburglibraries.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 15

FREE! JOIN NASCAR DRIVER DAVID RAGAN for a free community celebration from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Greenville. The event features Ragan’s race car, a free hot dog dinner, a jump house, games and more. The first 50 people to arrive will be entered to win one of two family four-packs of tickets to the race in Bristol to be held Aug. 18. For details, visit www.shriners hospitalsforchildren.org/greenville.

G — LUNCHBOX LEARNING: RED RIDING HOOD is at noon at the Upcountry History Museum. Included with admission or membership. Join author and historian Kathryn Smith for an exploration of Red Riding Hood history across time and across the globe. Visit www.upcountryhistory.org.

S — FREE! TWEEN “DANCE, DANCE REVOLUTION” PARTY is at 4 p.m. at the Woodruff Branch Library. Visit www.spartanburglibraries.org.

Thursday, Aug. 16

G — FREE! A BLOCK PARTY for ages 2 – 5 is at 10 a.m. at the Augusta Road Branch Library. Build with blocks of different shapes and sizes. Adult caregiver must attend. Visit www.greenvillelibrary.org.

G — FREE! A NATIONAL HEALTH CENTER WEEK CELEBRATION and Veterans Appreciation event is 2 – 6 p.m. at New Horizon Family Health Services, 975 West Faris Road, Greenville. The event includes a kids’ zone, music, health education, giveaways, a teen area and more. For details, visit www.newhorizonfhs.org.

G — FREE! WATCH “Deep” at Heritage Park. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and movie starts at dusk. There will be prize drawings, inflatables and concessions available for purchase. Visit simpsonville.com.

S — FREE! TIPTOE INTO KINDERGARTEN at 10:30 a.m. at the Landrum Branch Library. This special story time event celebrates the end of the summer and the beginning of a new school year. Read about kindergarten and then “tiptoe” in with a sensory barefoot path. Visit www.spartanburglibraries.org.

Friday, Aug. 17

G — A TURTLE TRAIL NATURALIST HIKE begins at 10 a.m. at Paris Mountain State Park. The event is a one-mile, ranger-accompanied walk. The cost is $7 each, payable at the gate instead of park admission. Registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 864-244-5565 or email ctaylor@scprt.com.

G — STARRY NIGHTS is at Roper Mountain Science Center. Show times are 6 and 7:30 p.m. at the T. C. Hooper Planetarium. 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.

Saturday, Aug. 18

G — FREE! THE GHS SPUDS AND SPROUTS BOOTH is 8 a.m. – noon at the Saturday Market in Downtown Greenville. Kids can learn about local foods and try new fruits and vegetables. Visit saturdaymarketlive.com.

S — FREE! VOLUNTEENS is at 9 a.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Ages 12 – 18. Help out in the Teen Services Department to gain work and community service experience, earn service learning or volunteer credit or just for fun. Email teens@infodepot.org. An application is required. Call 864-596-3504.

Sunday, Aug. 19

FREE! CAROLINA YOUTH SYMPHONY’S SUMMER CAMP CONCERT is at 2 p.m. at YMCA Camp Greenville. For details, visit carolinayouthsymphony.org.

Monday, Aug. 20

G — MIMOSAS FOR MOMS is at Swamp Rabbit Café. This first-day-of-school event is all day in the café. For details, visit swamprabbitcafe.com.

S — FREE! MAKE PERSONALIZED PENCIL POUCHES at 4 p.m. at the Boiling Springs Branch Library. Ages 10 – 12. Registration is required. Call 864-578-3665.

Tuesday, Aug. 21

G — UHM’S MAGIC TREE HOUSE KIDS’ BOOK CLUB is at 3:30 p.m. at the Upcountry History Museum. Today’s book is “Dolphins at Daybreak.” Registration is recommended. Admission or museum membership required. For details, visit www.upcountryhistory.org.

S — FREE! PLAY-CART STORY TIME is at 3:30 p.m. at the Woodruff Branch Library. The event is for ages birth – 7 and their caregivers. Visit www.spartanburglibraries.org.

S — FREE! TWEEN GAME DAY is at 4:30 p.m. at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Ages 10 – 12. Call 864-574-6815.

Wednesday, Aug. 22

S — FREE! TWEEN BOOK CLUB is at 4 p.m. at the Woodruff Branch Library. This month’s book is “Hello, Universe.” Snacks are provided. Visit www.spartanburglibraries.org.

Friday, Aug. 24

G — STARRY NIGHTS is at Roper Mountain Science Center. Show times are 6 and 7:30 p.m. at the T. C. Hooper Planetarium. 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.

S — FREE! HOMESCHOOL KICKOFF: LEGO CHALLENGE is at 1:30 p.m. at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Call 864-574-6815.

A — THE 41ST ANNUAL PEOPLES BANK MIDNIGHT FLIGHT begins with a one-mile race at 8:15 p.m. at the Anderson Area YMCA. A 5K starts at 9 p.m. and a 10K starts at 10 p.m. For details and registration, visit andersonareaymca.org.

Saturday, Aug. 25

G — FREE! THE GHS SPUDS AND SPROUTS BOOTH is 8 a.m. – noon at the Saturday Market in Downtown Greenville. Kids can learn about local foods and try new fruits and vegetables. Visit saturdaymarketlive.com.

Monday, Aug. 27

G — FREE! A BOUNCING BABIES PLAY DATE is at 11 a.m. at the Mauldin Branch Library. Visit www.greenvillelibrary.org.

G — WATCH “INTO THE WOODS” (2014) at 2 p.m. at the Upcountry History Museum. Included with admission or membership. Visit www.upcountryhistory.org.

Tuesday, Aug. 28

S — FREE! PLAY-CART STORY TIME is at 3:30 p.m. at the Woodruff Branch Library. The event is for ages birth – 7 and their caregivers. Visit www.spartanburglibraries.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 29

S — FREE! TEST AND BUILD PARACHUTES at 3:30 p.m. at the Woodruff Branch Library. The event is for tweens. Use different materials to experiment with building effective parachutes for household items. Visit www.spartanburglibraries.org.

Thursday, Aug. 30

THE UPPER SOUTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR is at the Upper South Carolina State Fairgrounds/Greenville Pickens Speedway in Easley. For details, schedules and online specials, visit uppersouthcarolinastatefair.com.

Friday, Aug. 31

THE UPPER SOUTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR is at the Upper South Carolina State Fairgrounds/Greenville Pickens Speedway in Easley. For details, schedules and online specials, visit uppersouthcarolinastatefair.com.

G — STARRY NIGHTS is at Roper Mountain Science Center. Show times are 6 and 7:30 p.m. at the T. C. Hooper Planetarium. 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.

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