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Weekend events for families March 1-3

Looking for something to do with the kids this weekend?

The JA Biz Bowl, a fundraiser for Junior Achievement of Upstate South Carolina, is 7-9 p.m. Friday at AMF Star Lanes Greenville. Businesses and individuals compete in teams to raise money to support Junior Achievement of Upstate SC programs. Visit www.junior ja-events or call 864-244-4017 to learn more about the event.

Starry Nights is Friday at Roper Mountain Science Center. Show times are 6 and 7:30 p.m. at the T. C. Hooper Planetarium. A separate ticket is required for each show. The Daniel Observatory will also be open from 7 – 9:15 p.m., weather permitting, for viewing through the 23-inch telescope. Visit

Japan's Hina Matsuri Doll Festival is now at the Children’s Museum of the Upstate for its annual celebration. This holiday and its display celebrate traditional female values. Visit Be Anything Place to see a display of traditional dolls through March 2. From 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, kids can view the dolls, participate in origami, and experience other culture-based activities. Visit doll-festival for details.

“Disney’s Lion King Jr.” will be presented by Greer Children’s Theatre this weekend. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at Cannon Centre. Experience some of your beloved Disney characters from the animated movie live on stage. For tickets and details, visit

“The Horse and His Boy” will be presented by The Academy of Arts Logos Theatre in Taylors this weekend. This adventure tale is set in Narnia and features Shasta, a servant boy, and his talking horse named Bree, who must brave the burning desert, escape the attacks of lions, and uncover a terrible plot by the evil prince Rabadash to enslave all of Narnia. Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Visit or call 864-268-9342 for ticket information.

The Southern Home & Garden Show is Friday through Sunday at Greenville Convention Center. The event will feature numerous exhibits and programs for anyone considering building a new home, a kitchen remodel or installing outdoor living space. Visit for details.

Family Fun Day with the Greenville Zoo is 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday at the Upcountry History Museum. Celebrate the opening of the museum’s new children’s exhibit, “Jerry Pinkney: Imaginings!” The Greenville Zoo bring some special friends for visitors to meet, and some are even the “characters” from Pinkney’s beloved books. The event is included with general admission. For details, visit

Sunday is World Wildlife Day at the Greenville Zoo. From 10 a.m.-1 p.m., visitors can celebrate and learn how to raise awareness of the world's wild animals and plants. Free with paid admission. Visit

The Carolina Youth Symphony’s Concert and Repertory Orchestras perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Peace Center. Tickets are $10 each for adults and $5 each for students. The Carolina Youth Symphony’s Winter Concerto Concert is at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Peace Center. Tickets are $10 each for adults and $5 each for students. For tickets to both shows, visit For more information, visit

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