Countdown to kindergarten, consignment sale lead events
Looking for weekend fun for the whole family? There are plenty of kid-friendly events on tap.
Head to the Greenville Zoo Friday for some fun and education. Celebrate World Lion Day 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday at the zoo. World Lion Day is the first global campaign to celebrate the importance of the lion worldwide. My Greenville Zoo Day is also 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the 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.
A creek ranger hike begins at 10 a.m. Friday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Children’s Museum of the Upstate’s free annual event Countdown to Kindergarten is 6-8 p.m. Friday at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. The event is for rising K5 students and their families. Visitors will get 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.
Starry Nights is Friday 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.
Cirque Du Soleil, a breakthrough ice experience, is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. For tickets and details, visit www.bonsecoursarena.com.
Greenville’s fall and winter Switch-A-Roos Consignment sale is Aug. 10-12 at the TD Convention Center. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. The sale includes maternity clothes, clothing for children from newborn to preteen and gear for all ages, including books, videos, electronics, sporting goods and clothes and more. Baby equipment includes ride-on toys, strollers, cribs, changing tables, nursery décor – just about anything parents could find in a store. Get complete details about the sale, including hours, consigning, volunteering and other services, online at www.switcharoosconsignment.com.
A back-to-school community event is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Upstate Circle of Friends, 29 Ridgeway Drive, Greenville. It will include 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.
Movies in the Park will screen “Spider-man: Homecoming” for free Saturday in Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest. Bring chairs and blankets and purchase food and ice cream in the park from food truck vendors. Movies begin at dusk around 8:30 p.m. Alcohol is not permitted. Visit www.trailblazer park.com/movies-in-the-park.html for details.
Find additional resources and events online at www.UpstateParent.com.