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Weekend events for families, March 8-10

This weekend’s events include SC Comicon, Peacock Strides for Babies, and Space Day.

“Cinderella: The Ballet” is presented by Carolina Ballet Theatre at 10 a.m. Friday and 2:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Peace Center. Tickets for this educational performance are $10 each. For details, visit

“Disney’s Lion King Jr.” will be presented by Greer Children’s Theatre again 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

Starry Nights is at Roper Mountain Science Center. Show times are 6 and 7:30 p.m. Friday 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

The 10th Annual Peacock Strides for Babies, held in memory of Emily “Peacock” Ware, is a 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Family Fun Run planned for 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Mauldin Cultural Center. Emily was a healthy, vibrant, and happy baby with red hair who passed away suddenly in June of 2009 at 5 months old. Her cause of death was determined as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Funds raised will support research in the hope that the cause of SIDS can be identified and ultimately prevented. For details and registration, visit Race/SC/Mauldin/AnnualPeacock StridesforBabies.

Space Day is 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday at Roper Mountain Science Center. Explore the moon and beyond with rocket launches, flight simulators, design challenges and more. Admission is $8 each for adults and teens, $7 each for ages 4 –12 and seniors. There is no admission charge for ages 3 and younger and for members of RMSC. Visit

SC Comicon, hosted by Borderlands Comics and Games, will bring comic book artists, actors, and merchandise to the Upstate Saturday and Sunday at Greenville Convention Center. This family-friendly event has something for fans of all ages, including plenty of cosplay and contests for kids. Children 10 and younger are free. Adult prices start at $16. Visit for details.

Docs Who Rock Spartanburg is at 7 p.m. Saturday at Wofford College. This musical event will benefit Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas and the children they serve. All acts will have at least one physician who lives and practices in the Spartanburg area. The event also includes a silent auction featuring jewelry and travel, home improvement and glamour packages. Tickets are available online at

Finally, don’t forget to spring forward one hour for Daylight Saving Time Sunday morning.

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