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Day-by-day calendar

KEY: G=Greenville County; S=Spartanburg County; P=Pickens County

Tuesday, Nov. 1

G — See “Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Other Treasured Stories” at 10 a.m. and noon at the Peace Center. This hour-long performance from the award-winning Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia brings expert puppetry and stunning scenic design to beloved children’s stories, including “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” Tickets are $10 each. Visit http://www.peacecenter.org.

S — FREE! What are you thankful for? Share your gratitude on a tree of thanks craft at 3:30 p.m. at the Landrum Branch Library. Call 864-457-2218.

S — FREE! It’s a different activity each week at family fun night at 7 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Explore something new – it could be music, dancing, crafts or more. Ages 12 and younger with a caregiver. Call 864-596-3504.

Wednesday, Nov. 2

G — See “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” — See Nov. 1.

S — FREE! Learn some important sewing basics at after-school explorers at 3:30 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Learn to thread a needle, sew on a button and more. Grades 1 – 4. Call 864-596-3504.

Thursday, Nov. 3

G — Bricks 4 Kidz Batman Night is 4 – 5 p.m. at Chick-fil-A of Mauldin. Calling all kids who love Legos and who love to build, invent, use motors and have fun. Batman-themed stations will be set up for ages 5 and older to explore. A take-home craft is included. A portion of the proceeds benefit Townville Elementary PTA in honor of Jacob Hall. Grades K5 – 5. Cost is $5 per child and is non-refundable. Visit www.facebook.com/CFAMauldin.

G — FREE! Neighborhood Night: Hands-On Harley Davidson 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 http://www.upcountryhistory.org.

S — FREE! Celebrate firefighters as community heroes at 11:30 a.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Meet members of the Westview-Fairforest Fire Department, learn about what they do and see some of the awesome things they use to help keep us safe. Call 864-574-6815.

S — FREE! It’s a Pokémon color party at 6:30 p.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Play games, color your favorite Pokémon characters and design your own Pokéballs and gym badges. Register in advance. Call 864-574-6815.

Friday, Nov. 4

G — FREE! It’s Pokémon Party for ages 10 younger with an adult caregiver at the Anderson Road Branch Library. Celebrate all things Pokémon through books, crafts, games and snacks. Call 864-269-5210.

G — The H5K Glow Color Run is at 6 p.m. at Trailblazer park in Travelers Rest. Benefit Heritage Elementary School’s related arts program and run with friends and family. Food and entertainment follow the run. Register at http://www.go-greenevents.com/heritage.

Saturday, Nov. 5

The Fall Folklife Festival is 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville, North Carolina. Spend the day shopping local folk arts, touring the plantation grounds and visiting the museum and farm buildings. Admission is $4 each and free for ages 5 and younger. For details, visit http://www.lattaplantation.org.

Fall Girl Scout Day is at Chimney Rock Park in Chimney Rock, North Carolina. Scouts will have the opportunity to earn a patch specific to Chimney Rock and to work with North Carolina State Parks to become a Jr. Ranger. The cost is $15 per scout, $12 per adult and $5.50 each for additional children. Visit http://chimneyrockpark.com/education.

G — FREE! A nature play outing with the Greenville Zoo’s Family Nature Club is at Jones Gap State Park. This is a free event but families must register with the Greenville Zoo Nature Play Club (FREE!) and register for the outing at http://sc-greenvillezoo.civicplus.com/194/Nature-Play.

G — Greenville Classical Academy’s Fall Festival is 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. This event celebrates fall with a kid zone (admission required), shopping, food and more. Visit http://greenvillefallfestival.com.

G — Hit the stage for theater games and more at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.

Sunday, Nov. 6

G — What moves and has two wheels? Find out at Family Fun Day 1 – 4 p.m. at the Upcountry History Museum. Visit http://www.upcountryhistory.org.

G — Hit the stage for theater games and more at 2 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.

Monday, Nov. 7

S — FREE! Get crafty with pumpkin seed trees at 3:30 p.m. at the Inman Branch Library. Ages 10 and younger. Call 864-472-8363.

S — FREE! Say, “Cowbunga!” to a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles party at 4:30 p.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Children may dress as their favorite turtle. Register in advance. Call 864-574-6815.

Tuesday, Nov. 8

G — It’s Magic Treehouse time at 3:30 p.m. at the Upcountry History Museum’s book club for kids. This week’s book is “Magic Tree House: Monday with a Mad Genius.” Admission or museum membership required. Visit http://www.upcountryhistory.org.

G — FREE! Craft some Pokémon paper art at 3:30 p.m. at the Greer Branch Library. Create a Raichu paper cube and a Pokéball that reveals your favorite character. Ages 5 – 11 with an adult caregiver. Register in advance. Call 864-877-8722.

S — FREE! Tween Book Club meets at 4:30 p.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. This month’s book is “The Battle of the Labyrinth” from the Percy Jackson series. Discuss the book and play a game based on it. Ages 10 – 12. Call 864-574-6815.

Wednesday, Nov. 9

G — Learn about zoo meals and what it takes to feed the animals at the Greenville Zoo. This Zoo Tots program is for ages 2 – 3 with a guardian. To register, visit http://www.greenvillezoo.com.

S — FREE! Mummies and more rule the day as after-school explorers explore ancient Egypt at 3:30 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Grades 1 – 4. Call 864-596-3504.

Thursday, Nov. 10

G — FREE! A Book Tasting for ages 6 – 11 is at 3:30 p.m. at the Pelham Road Branch Library. Try a unique way to learn about great books through games and treats. Register in advance. Call 864-288-6688.

G — A Meet-A-Vet Night and Honor Flight Fundraiser is 5 – 7 p.m. at Chick-fil-A of Mauldin. In honor of Veterans Day, meet World War II and Korean War veterans and see their memorabilia. Visit www.facebook.com/CFAMauldin.

S — FREE! Play bingo for books at 6:30 p.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. All ages are welcome and everyone gets a chance to win. Register in advance. Call 864-574-6815.

Saturday, Nov. 12

G — Dad-urday is 8 – 11 a.m. at Swamp Rabbit Café. Sausage biscuits are on the breakfast menu and kids can play in the Swamp Garden. Visit http://swamprabbitcafe.com.

G — Roper Mountain Science Center’s Fall Harvest Festival is 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Celebrate the season and take a step back in time. The Living History Farm will be filled with artisans, musicians and demonstrations of life in the 1800’s. Learn about harvest time on the farm. Admission is $8 each for adults and teens, $7 each for ages 4 – 12 and seniors, free for ages 3 and younger and RMSC members. Visit https://ropermountain.org.

G — FREE! “Clara’s Nutcracker Journey” is 10 – 10:30 a.m. at the Greer Branch Library (864-877-8722) and 11:30 a.m. – noon at the Hughes Main Library (864-527-9248). A timeless Christmas tradition is brought to life in a kid-friendly format. Dancers from the International Ballet present story-based performances designed to introduce children and families to the art of ballet. Best for ages 3 and older.

G — It’s a beast feast at the Greenville Zoo. How much lettuce can a zoo use in one year? Do orangutans eat oranges? Learn all about dinnertime at the zoo. This Saturday Safari program is at 10 a.m. for ages 4 – 5 and at 2 p.m. for ages 6 – 8 at the Greenville Zoo. To register, visit http://www.greenvillezoo.com.

Sunday, Nov. 13

G — Show your gratitude by making a Thanksgiving card at 2 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.

Monday, Nov. 14

G — FREE! Craft some Pokémon paper art at 3:30 p.m. at the Pelham Road Branch Library (864-288-6688) and the Travelers Rest Branch Library (864-834-3650). Create a Raichu paper cube and a Pokéball that reveals your favorite character. Ages 5 – 11 with an adult caregiver. Register in advance.

S — FREE! Show off your building skills at a LEGO block party at 4:30 p.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. All ages are welcome. There will also be a special area for ages 5 and younger. Call 864-574-6815.

Tuesday, Nov. 15

G — FREE! Savvy: Origami Yoda gets Star Wars fans ages 6 –12 learning a new craft at 3:30 p.m. at the Taylors Branch Library. This new monthly program includes games, crafts or activities celebrating some of the most beloved children’s book series. Register in advance. Call 864-268-5955.

G — FREE! Take an adventure in history with the pilgrims at 3:30 p.m. at the Travelers Rest Branch Library. Ages 5 – 11 explore the pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving through books, crafts and activities. Register in advance. Call 864-834-3650.

S — FREE! Make your own candy creations at 4:30 p.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Ages 10 – 12. Register in advance. Call 864-574-6815.

Wednesday, Nov. 16

G — FREE! Take an adventure in history with the pilgrims at 3:30 p.m. at the Greer Branch Library. Ages 5 – 11 explore the pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving through books, crafts and activities. Register in advance. Call 864-877-8722.

Thursday, Nov. 17

G — Swamp Kids Play is 9 a.m. – noon at Swamp Rabbit Café. There’s a drink special for parents and unstructured nature playtime for preschoolers and younger. Play in the Swamp Garden. Visit http://swamprabbitcafe.com.

G — FREE! Craft some Pokémon paper art at 3:30 p.m. at the Hughes Main Library (864-527-9248) and the Simpsonville Branch Library (864-963-9031). Create a Raichu paper cube and a Pokéball that reveals your favorite character. Ages 5 – 11 with an adult caregiver. Register in advance.

Friday, Nov. 18

G — Ice on Main opens at Village Green in front of the Courtyard by Marriot on Main Street. Bundle up and strap on those skates or watch the fun and enjoy some hot chocolate. For costs, hours and special events, visit http://www.iceonmain.com.

S — FREE! Spend an afternoon at Hogwarts. at 4 p.m. at the Boiling Springs Branch Library. Calling all Harry Potter fans ages 10 – 12: watch “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone”, participate in the sorting hat and other wizardry activities Call 864-578-3665.

Saturday, Nov. 19

Fall Boy Scout Day is at Chimney Rock Park in Chimney Rock, North Carolina. Scouts will have the opportunity to earn a patch specific to Chimney Rock and to work with North Carolina State Parks to become a Jr. Ranger. The cost is $15 per scout, $12 per adult and $5.50 each for additional children. Visit http://chimneyrockpark.com/education.

G — Be a part of the Princess Academy at South Carolina Children’s Theatre. Join Rapunzel, Snow White and some woodland friends to learn the real traits of a princess. Little princesses learn about smiling, entering a room, introducing themselves, giving compliments and curtsying — all while learning the importance of kindness and grace. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to participate. Best for ages 3 – 8. The event is at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 each for adults and $14 each for children. Visit https://scchildrenstheatre.org.

G — Make a bird feeder during Tool Time at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Ages 7 and older. Register in advance. Visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.

Monday, Nov. 21

G — See Ball in the House perform at 10 a.m. and noon at the Peace Center. Covering the complete history and styles of acapella music, Ball in the House puts a modern, hip-hop-funk-soul-pop-infused spin on their tunes. Tickets are $10 each. Visit http://www.peacecenter.org.

S — FREE! Watch “Alice Through the Looking Glass” at 3:30 p.m. at the Inman Branch Library. Rated PG. Ages 10 and younger. Call 864-472-8363.

Tuesday, Nov. 22

G — See Ball in the House — See Nov. 21.

G — It’s Magic Treehouse time at 3:30 p.m. at the Upcountry History Museum’s book club for kids. This week’s book is “Magic Tree House: Thanksgiving on Thursday.” Admission or museum membership required. Visit http://www.upcountryhistory.org.

S — FREE! Try something a little different with an edible landfill at 4:30 p.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. The Spartanburg Recycle Center will help tweens create the tastiest landfill they’ve ever tried. Ages 10 – 12. Register in advance. Call 864-574-6815.

S — FREE! It’s a different activity each week at family fun night at 7 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Explore something new – it could be music, dancing, crafts or more. Ages 12 and younger with a caregiver. Call 864-596-3504.

Wednesday, Nov. 23

G — Disney on Ice’s “Dream Big” is at 7:30 p.m. at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Join eight Disney Princesses — Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora and Snow White — as they embark on incredible adventures. Watch high-flying jumps, daring acrobatics and breathtaking skating in an unforgettable Disney experience. For times and tickets, visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com.

S — FREE! Get the facts about Native American cultures with after-school explorers at 3:30 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Grades 1 – 4. Call 864-596-3504.

Thursday, Nov. 24

G — Start the day off right with the TreesGreenville Turkey Day 8K, 5K Family Fun Run and 1/4 Mile Tot Trot at 7:30 a.m. in downtown Greenville. Visit http://www.treesgreenville.org/events.

G — Roper Mountain Science Center’s Holiday Lights transform the hillside into a winter wonderland. Drive through the lights display and plan time to stop for a visit with Santa, live music and much more. Continues through Dec. 30. The lights display is open 6 – 10 p.m. Winter Wonderland is open 6 – 9 p.m. Visit http://ropermountainholidaylights.com.

Friday, Nov. 25

Celebrate 100 Years of Christmas 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville, North Carolina. See the circa 1800 plantation home and buildings decorated in period holiday décor. Re-enactors demonstrate primitive activities in preparation for the Christmas holiday. Picnicking is available. Admission is $8 each for adults, $7 each for seniors and students and free for ages 5 and younger. For details, visit http://www.lattaplantation.org.

Family Animal Encounters are at 2 p.m. is at Chimney Rock Park in Chimney Rock, North Carolina. Meet some of Grady the Groundhog’s woodland friends or possibly the park’s birds of prey, a red-tailed hawk and Great Horned Owl. A park naturalist will explain each animal’s role in our ecosystem, how they came to live at the park and lessons on what we can do to help protect wildlife. Included with park admission. Visit http://chimneyrockpark.com.

G — Disney on Ice’s “Dream Big” — See Nov. 23. Today’s performances are at 1 and 5 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 26

Celebrate 100 Years of Christmas — See Nov. 25.

Family Animal Encounters — See Nov. 25.

G — Get ready for the season by learning about holiday traditions at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.

G — Disney on Ice’s “Dream Big” — See Nov. 23. Today’s performances are at 1 and 5 p.m.

P — FREE! Family Movie – Watch a family movie at 11 a.m. at the Hampton Memorial Branch Library in Easley. Bring the whole family for a G- or PG-rated movie. All ages. Free. 864-850-7077 or email publicist@pickens.lib.sc.us.

Sunday, Nov. 27

G — Disney on Ice’s “Dream Big” — See Nov. 23. Today’s performances are at 1 and 5 p.m.

G — Get ready for the season by learning about holiday traditions at 2 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.

Monday, Nov. 28

G — FREE! Drop in for a play date 10 – 11 a.m. at the Greer Branch Library. Ages 1 – 18 months with a caregiver. Call 864-877-8722.

S — FREE! Homeschoolers, make rainbow creations at 1:30 p.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Explore the colors of the rainbow, create a rainbow jar and more. All ages. Register in advance. Call 864-574-6815.

S — FREE! Show off your building skills at a Lego block party at 4:30 p.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. All ages are welcome. There will also be a special area for ages 5 and younger. Call 864-574-6815.

Tuesday, Nov. 29

RESCHEDULED – S — FREE! Dickens of a Christmas originally scheduled for 6 – 9 p.m. Nov. 29 in downtown Spartanburg has been rescheduled to Thursday, Dec. 1. Get your family in the festive spirit and experience a Victorian holiday. Admission is free. Bring cash for vendors. http:// www.cityofspartanburg.org/dickens-of-a-christmas.

Wednesday, Nov. 30

S — FREE! Get your hands on some cool robots with after-school explorers at 3:30 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Grades 1 – 4. Call 864-596-3504.

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