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Families can start their holiday celebration early, thanks to a new exhibit at Upcountry History Museum, or enjoy family-friendly plays this weekend.

Author Sarah McCoy will discuss her book, “Marilla of Green Gables,” at 2 p.m. Friday at Fiction Addiction. Tickets are $29 and $10 each. For ticket details, visit www.fiction-addiction.com or call 864-675-0540.

Kids’ Night Out is Friday at the Pavilion Recreation Center. For details and registration, visit greenvillerec.com/ event/kids-night-out.

“Annie,” presented by the Greer Children’s Theatre, is at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the J. Harley Bonds Career Center. For tickets, visit www.greerculturalarts.com.

“Shrek The Musical Jr.” continues with shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Mauldin Cultural Center. Visit www.mauldin culturalcenter.org for details.

The SCGSAH piano ensembles will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. Visit www.scgsah.org.

The 2018 Outstanding Youth Awards ceremony is noon Saturday at The Fine Arts Center, Greenville. Tickets are $15. Young adult activist, poet and the 2017 MLK Profile in Courage winner Asha Marie is the keynote speaker. A reception will follow. For details, visit www.OutstandingYouthAwards.com

The new exhibit “Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!” opens Saturday at Upcountry History Museum — Furman University. The latest traveling exhibition from the Charles M. Schulz Museum will be on display through February 10, 2019. The exhibition offers visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film while taking them through an immersive Peanuts-themed environment that includes hands-on activities that will add to the holiday spirit of this time-honored family tradition. Artwork, objects and vintage seasonal novelties will fascinate young and old alike as they journey down the path of the creation of the first Peanuts animated special. The Upcountry History Museum is at 540 Buncombe St., in Greenville. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. For information, call 864-467-3100 or visit www.upcountryhistory.org.

A Fall Harvest Festival is 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday at Roper Mountain Science Center. The Second Saturday event will include events such as blacksmithing fire starting, and corn husking at the Living History Farm. Admission is $8 for adults and teens, $7 for senior citizens, military, and children ages 4-12, and free for RMSC Members and children age 3 and younger. Visit www.ropermountain.org for details.

International Ballet presents Story Time Ballet: Clara’s Magical Nutcracker Journey at 10 and 11 a.m. Saturday at the Five Forks Branch Library. Visit www.greenvillelibrary.org for details.

Celebrate Veterans Day with the free event SC Veterans Upstate Salute at 5 p.m. Sunday at Fluor Field in Greenville. It will include aerial flyovers, paratroopers, a special concert by The Charlie Daniels Band and fireworks. No-cost tickets must be reserved by Friday to attend. Visit https://upstatesalute.com to reserve your spot.

It’s Sensory Friendly Day, starting with morning events at 10 a.m. Sunday at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate – Greenville. Visit www.tcm upstate.org. There are also events at the Spartanburg museum, too. For details, visit spartanburg.tcmupstate.org/ sensory-friendly-museum-days.

Find more events and resources online at www.UpstateParent.com.

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