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Saturday, Sept. 1

THE NORTH CAROLINA APPLE FESTIVAL is in Downtown Hendersonville, North Carolina. The event includes a street fair, free entertainment, children’s activities, food, carnival rides and more. For details, visit ncapplefestival.org.

G — “TEDDY BEARS’ PICNIC” is at 11 a.m. at South Carolina Children’s Theatre at 1200 Pendleton St. Tickets are $10.50 each. For ticket information, visit scchildrenstheatre.org.

Sunday, Sept. 2

THE NORTH CAROLINA APPLE FESTIVAL is in Downtown Hendersonville, North Carolina. The event includes a street fair, free entertainment, children’s activities, food, carnival rides and more. For details, visit ncapplefestival.org.

G — FAMILY FUN DAY WITH MOANA AND ELSA is 1 – 4 p.m. at the Upcountry History Museum. Visit www.upcountryhistory.org.

Monday, Sept. 3

THE SUGAR CREEK FUN RUN YOUTH TRIATHLON and KinderTry are in Greer. Events are for ages 5 – 16. Proceeds benefit local charities. For details and registration, visit sugarcreekfunruns.com.

THE NORTH CAROLINA APPLE FESTIVAL is in Downtown Hendersonville, North Carolina. The event includes a street fair, free entertainment, children’s activities, food, carnival rides and more. For details, visit ncapplefestival.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 4

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

S — FREE! THE TWEEN SCENE is at 7 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Ages 10 – 12. Enjoy games, crafts, movies and more. Visit www.spartanburglibraries.org.

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Wednesday, Sept. 5

G — FREE! CLUB HOMESCHOOL for ages 5 – 11 is at 11 a.m. at the Five Forks Branch Library. Join other homeschool families for an opportunity to socialize, play games and do crafts. For children ages 5-11. Call 864-527-9239.

S — FREE! WATCH “A WRINKLE IN TIME” at 3:30 p.m. at the Woodruff Branch Library. The event is for tweens. Popcorn and drinks will be available. Visit www.spartanburglibraries.org.

S — FREE! AFTER-SCHOOL EXPLORERS is at 4 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Grades 1 – 4. Call 864-596-3504.

Thursday, Sept. 6

G — FREE! TECH EXPLORERS for ages 5 and older is 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Anderson Road Branch Library. Create with Bloxels and Snap Circuits. Adult caregiver required. Call 864-269-5210.

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.

S — FREE! BUILD WITH LEGOS AND MORE at 3 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Ages 4 – 12. Call 864-596-3504.

S — FREE! ESCAPE ROOM: A SHERLOCK ADVENTURE for teens is at 4:30 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Limited to 10 teens. Call 864-596-3504.

Friday, Sept. 7

THE SOUTH CAROLINA APPLE FESTIVAL is in Westminster. Events include live entertainment, children’s activities and more. Visit scapplefestival.com.

G — FREE! TRAINS, TRAINS & MORE TRAINS is noon – 9 p.m. at the Mauldin Cultural Center. The event features interactive exhibits, including Thomas the Tank Engine. Donations are welcome. For details, visit www.mauldinchamber.org or www.mauldinculturalcenter.org.

G — SWING DANCING is 7 – 10 p.m. at Swamp Rabbit Café. For details, visit swamprabbitcafe.com.

S — DISNEY’S “THE LITTLE MERMAID” is presented by Spartanburg Little Theatre at 8 p.m. at the Chapman Cultural Center. For tickets and details, visit www.chapmanculturalcenter.org.

Saturday, Sept. 8

MULTIPLES OF THE MIDLANDS (THE MOM CLUB) hosts a fall/winter consignment sale 7 a.m. – noon at the Health and Wellness Center at Brookland Baptist Church, 1066 Sunset Blvd./Hwy 378 in West Columbia. Large items sell very quickly. Plan to arrive early. Admission and parking are free. For details, visit www.multiplesofthemidlands.com/sales.htm and search Fall 2018 Consignment Sale on Facebook.

THE SOUTH CAROLINA APPLE FESTIVAL is in Westminster. Events include live entertainment, children’s activities and more. Visit scapplefestival.com.

CELEBRATE GRANDPARENTS DAY at Chimney Rock Park. Buy one adult admission at regular price and get one free admission (ages 5 – 15) with coupon available online. For details, visit www.chimneyrockpark.com.

G — “SHREK THE MUSICAL” is presented by South Carolina Children’s Theatre at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Peace Center. For details, visit www.peacecenter.org.

G — FREE! TRAINS, TRAINS & MORE TRAINS is 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Mauldin Cultural Center. The event features interactive exhibits, including Thomas the Tank Engine. Donations are welcome. For details, visit www.mauldinchamber.org or www.mauldinculturalcenter.org.

S — DISNEY’S “THE LITTLE MERMAID” is presented by Spartanburg Little Theatre at 8 p.m. at the Chapman Cultural Center. For tickets and details, visit www.chapmanculturalcenter.org.

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Sunday, Sept. 9

CELEBRATE GRANDPARENTS DAY at Chimney Rock Park. Buy one adult admission at regular price and get one free youth admission (ages 5 – 15) with coupon available online. For details, visit www.chimneyrockpark.com.

G — FREE! TRAINS, TRAINS & MORE TRAINS is noon – 4 p.m. at the Mauldin Cultural Center. The event features interactive exhibits, including Thomas the Tank Engine. Donations are welcome. For details, visit www.mauldinchamber.org or www.mauldinculturalcenter.org.

G — “SHREK THE MUSICAL” is presented by South Carolina Children’s Theatre at 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. at the Peace Center. For details, visit www.peacecenter.org.

S — DISNEY’S “THE LITTLE MERMAID” is presented by Spartanburg Little Theatre at 3 p.m. at the Chapman Cultural Center. For tickets and details, visit www.chapmanculturalcenter.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 11

G — “TEDDY BEARS’ PICNIC” is at 9:30 a.m. at South Carolina Children’s Theatre at 1200 Pendleton St. Tickets are $10.50 each. For ticket information, visit scchildrenstheatre.org.

S — FREE! A HOMESCHOOL SCAVENGER HUNT is at 2:30 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Ages 12 – 18. Call 864-596-3504.

S — FREE! THE TWEEN SCENE is at 7 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Ages 10 – 12. Enjoy games, crafts, movies and more. Visit www.spartanburglibraries.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 12

S — FREE! H.A.R.P.I.E. (Homeschool Active Play Partners in Education) is at 10 a.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Grades 2 – 6. Call 864-596-3504.

S — FREE! AFTER-SCHOOL EXPLORERS is at 4 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Grades 1 – 4. Call 864-596-3504.

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

Thursday, Sept. 13

S — FREE! A HOMESCHOOL DINO EXCAVATION SHINDIG is at 11 a.m. at the Cowpens Branch Library. Call 864-463-0430.

S — FREE! BUILD WITH LEGOS AND MORE at 3 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Ages 4 – 12. Call 864-596-3504.

Friday, Sept. 14

THE ENCHANTED CHALICE RENAISSANCE FAIRE is at Greenville UU Fellowship. The event includes food, games for all ages, music and more. For tickets and details, visit theenchantedchalice.com.

G — FREE! TRAINS, TRAINS & MORE TRAINS is noon – 9 p.m. at the Mauldin Cultural Center. The event features interactive exhibits, including Thomas the Tank Engine. Donations are welcome. For details, visit www.mauldinchamber.org or www.mauldinculturalcenter.org.

S — FREE! ROCK OUT for teens is at 4:30 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Bring an instrument or borrow one for a jam session. Call 864-596-3504.

S — DISNEY’S “THE LITTLE MERMAID” is presented by Spartanburg Little Theatre at 8 p.m. at the Chapman Cultural Center. For tickets and details, visit www.chapmanculturalcenter.org.

Saturday, Sept. 15

FREE! THE UPSTATE BIRTH AND BABY EXPO is 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at McAlister Square. The event includes educational workshops, children’s activities and more. For details, visit www.upstatebirthandbabyexpo.com.

THE ENCHANTED CHALICE RENAISSANCE FAIRE is at Greenville UU Fellowship. The event includes food, games for all ages, music and more. For tickets and details, visit theenchantedchalice.com.

FLOCK TO THE ROCK is 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Chimney Rock Park. The event includes guided bird walks, raptor flight shows, live bird demos and workshops. For details, call 828-625-9611 or visit www.chimneyrockpark.com.

G — “SHREK THE MUSICAL” is presented by South Carolina Children’s Theatre at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Peace Center. For details, visit www.peacecenter.org.

G — FREE! TRAINS, TRAINS & MORE TRAINS is 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. at the Mauldin Cultural Center. The event features interactive exhibits, including Thomas the Tank Engine. Donations are welcome. For details, visit www.mauldinchamber.org or www.mauldinculturalcenter.org.

S — DISNEY’S “THE LITTLE MERMAID” is presented by Spartanburg Little Theatre at 3 and 8 p.m. at the Chapman Cultural Center. For tickets and details, visit www.chapmanculturalcenter.org.

Sunday, Sept. 16

G — “SHREK THE MUSICAL” is presented by South Carolina Children’s Theatre at 1:30 p.m. at the Peace Center. For details, visit www.peacecenter.org.

G — AUTHOR GRACE LIN will hold a free book talk at the Five Forks Branch Library. The event begins at 3 p.m. with the opportunity to buy books and have a snack. Lin will speak at 3:30 p.m. and will sign books beginning at 4 p.m. In order to join the signing line, each customer must purchase on-site at least one copy of “A Big Mooncake for Little Star.” Purchasing/preordering your book from Fiction Addiction (www.fiction-addiction.com) will give you a ticket to the signing line, too. Lin will sign any additional books of hers that you own. Call 864-527-9239.

S — DISNEY’S “THE LITTLE MERMAID” is presented by Spartanburg Little Theatre at 3 p.m. at the Chapman Cultural Center. For tickets and details, visit www.chapmanculturalcenter.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 18

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

S — FREE! TWEEN LEGO BUILD AND “LEGO BATMAN” MOVIE are at 4 p.m. at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Ages 10 – 12. Call 864-574-6815.

S — FREE! DIY SPARKLY FALL FUN CRAFTERNOON is at 4:30 p.m. at the Cowpens Branch Library. Grades K5 – 4. Call 864-463-0430.

S — FREE! THE TWEEN SCENE is at 7 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Ages 10 – 12. Enjoy games, crafts, movies and more. Visit www.spartanburglibraries.org.

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Wednesday, Sept. 19

FALL HOMESCHOOL DAY is at Chimney Rock Park. For details, visit www.chimneyrockpark.com.

S — FREE! AFTER-SCHOOL EXPLORERS is at 4 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Grades 1 – 4. Call 864-596-3504.

S — FREE! MAKE YOUR OWN FOSSIL at 4 p.m. at the Woodruff Branch Library. The event is for tweens. Visit www.spartanburglibraries.org.

Thursday, Sept. 20

G — FREE! TECH EXPLORERS for ages 5 and older is 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Five Forks Branch Library. Create with Bloxels and Snap Circuits. Adult caregiver required. Call 864-527-9239.

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

S — FREE! BUILD WITH LEGOS AND MORE at 3 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Ages 4 – 12. Call 864-596-3504.

S — FREE! TWEENS: MAKE A DIY BACK-TO-SCHOOL BOOK BAG TOTE at 3:30 p.m. at the Landrum Branch Library. Ages 10 – 12. Visit www.spartanburglibraries.org.

Friday, Sept. 21

G — HOMESCHOOL DAY: PICTURING NAM is at the Upcountry History Museum. For details, visit www.upcountryhistory.org.

S — BIG TIME WRESTLING is at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium. For details, visit www.crowdpleaser.com.

S — FREE! TEEN VOICES: OPEN MIC AND KARAOKE is at 6 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Call 864-596-3504.

S — DISNEY’S “THE LITTLE MERMAID” is presented by Spartanburg Little Theatre at 8 p.m. at the Chapman Cultural Center. For tickets and details, visit www.chapmanculturalcenter.org.

Saturday, Sept. 22

SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE’S MUSEUM DAY LIVE is at museums across the country. The program provides free admission for two people. For details and tickets, visit www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday.

G — DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE opens at the Upcountry History Museum. The exhibit, open through Jan. 27, 2019, is the first child-centered exhibit in the country dedicated to expanding the understanding of dinosaurs and their habitats. Designed for ages 3 – 10, the bilingual (Spanish and English) exhibit features three distinct sections that build on a child’s innate curiosity about dinosaurs: Land of Fire (a warm dinosaur habitat), Land of Ice (a cold dinosaur habitat) and a Field Research Station (complete with a Big Dig experience).Visit www.upcountryhistory.org.

G — “SHREK THE MUSICAL” is presented by South Carolina Children’s Theatre at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Peace Center. For details, visit www.peacecenter.org.

S — FREE! A FREE ACT PRACTICE TEST is at 12:30 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Take a free ACT practice test provided by the Princeton Review. Sign up at www.princetonreview.com. Teens must bring a four-function calculator and No. 2 pencils. Ages 12 – 18. Call 864-596-3504.

S — DISNEY’S “THE LITTLE MERMAID” is presented by Spartanburg Little Theatre at 3 and 8 p.m. at the Chapman Cultural Center. For tickets and details, visit www.chapmanculturalcenter.org.

P — FREE! A NATURE CENTER OPEN HOUSE is 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the South Carolina Botanical Garden. Donations support educational programs. Explore science with hands-on activities. Visit www.clemson.edu/public/scbg.

P — FREE! A HUNT CABIN OPEN HOUSE is 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the South Carolina Botanical Garden. Donations support educational programs. Learn about heirloom apples, make cider with an old-fashioned cider press, use an apple corer, peeler and slicer to make a healthy snack and try apple butter on homemade bread. Visit www.clemson.edu/public/scbg.

Sunday, Sept. 23

EUPHORIA FOOD, WINE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL’S SUNDAY BRUNCH is a family-friendly event at the corner of Markley and Main Streets. Children ages 3 and younger attend for free. The event includes music, the Healthy Lunchtime Throwdown and more. For tickets and details, visit www.euphoriagreenville.com

G — “SHREK THE MUSICAL” is presented by South Carolina Children’s Theatre at 1:30 p.m. at the Peace Center. For details, visit www.peacecenter.org.

S — DISNEY’S “THE LITTLE MERMAID” is presented by Spartanburg Little Theatre at 3 p.m. at the Chapman Cultural Center. For tickets and details, visit www.chapmanculturalcenter.org.

Monday, Sept. 24

G — NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE with Astronaut Terry Virts – View from Above is at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Peace Center. For details and tickets, visit www.peacecenter.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

G — FREE! CREATION STATION: ALEBRIJES for ages 6 – 12 is 3:45 – 4:30 p.m. at the Hughes Main Library. Learn about this surreal Mexican art form and make your own from air-dry clay. Adult caregiver required. Registration required. Call 864-527-9248 to register.

S — FREE! THE TWEEN SCENE is at 7 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Ages 10 – 12. Enjoy games, crafts, movies and more. Visit www.spartanburglibraries.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

S — FREE! AFTER-SCHOOL EXPLORERS is at 4 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Grades 1 – 4. Call 864-596-3504.

S — FREE! CREATE A ROBOT with modeling clay at 4 p.m. at the Woodruff Branch Library. The event is for tweens. Visit www.spartanburglibraries.org.

Thursday, Sept. 27

S — FREE! BUILD WITH LEGOS AND MORE at 3 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Ages 4 – 12. Call 864-596-3504.

Saturday, Sept. 29

TAKE A CHILD OUTSIDE: CAMP at Chimney Rock Park. A ranger will be available at 5:30 p.m. to help set up camp and build a campfire. The ranger will camp overnight to assist families. Bring your own camping gear and dinner. The event is included with park admission. One child is admitted free with each paying adult. Registration is required for camping. Call 828-625-9611.

G — “TEDDY BEARS’ PICNIC” is at 9:30 and 11 a.m. at South Carolina Children’s Theatre at 1200 Pendleton St. Tickets are $10.50 each. For ticket information, visit scchildrenstheatre.org.

G — FREE! FAMILY FIESTA FUN for all ages is 1 – 3 p.m. at the Hughes Main Library. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a free screening of the movie “Coco,” crafts, performing artists, live music and samples of traditional foods. Call 864-527-9248 for more information.

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