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Calendar: Health events in May around the Upstate

SAFE SITTER CLASSES for tweens and teens are offered June 7 and 28 and July 12 and 29 at St. Francis Eastside. Register online at or call 864-675-4400.

FACTS OF LIFE FOR MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS is offered June 26 and July 24 at St. Francis Eastside. Register online at or call 864-675-4400.

CRY IT OUT, a comedy with dark edges, is performed through May 12 at The Warehouse Theatre. The play takes an honest look at the absurdities of being home with a baby, the power of female friendship, the dilemma of going back to work and the effect class has on parenthood in America. For details and tickets, visit

A CASINO NIGHT FUNDRAISER for the Advanced Institute for Development and Learning (AID-L) is 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. May 3 at the Crown Plaza on Roper Mountain Road, Greenville. For tickets and details, visit or

MINDFULNESS IN NATURE, a workshop in the art and science of forest bathing, is 1 – 4 p.m. May 4 at the Rensing Center in Pickens. The event is an afternoon in the woods with contemplative and sensory exercises to refresh the body, mind and spirit. The cost is $35 each. For details and registration, visit

GROUP TRIPLE P POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAM CLASSES are offered at the Center for Community Services in Simpsonville. For details, email or call 864-688-2228.

HOST A PERIOD PARTY or volunteer with Homeless Period Project to sanitary products to women and girls in need. For details, visit

LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE at Upstate International. Classes are offered in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and more. For details, email

TO LEARN ABOUT SAFE BUTTON BATTERY STORAGE and receive a free container with a child-resistant cap, email

THE Y MENTOR PROGRAM needs volunteers to work with students in all schools in Pickens County and Anderson School District One. Mentors provide extra support to help students achieve their potential by committing to spend 30 minutes each week with a student while they are at school. To learn more, visit

“MOM DATING” UPSTATE SC is for Upstate moms who want to connect for play dates, outings, crafts, community involvement and more. To learn more, search “Mom Dating” Upstate SC on and request to join the group.  

FREE! A WEIGHT MANAGEMENT SUPPORT GROUP meets 5 – 6:30 p.m. each Thursday at Greenville Health System’s Patewood Medical Campus. For more information, call 864-522-3144.

PRUITTHEALTH NEEDS HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS to visit with patients or in the office. Opportunities are available in Greenville and Spartanburg Counties. Training is provided. For more information, call 864-962-6699 or email

LEAP OF FAITH FARM, LLC needs volunteers ages 14 and older to assist special needs children and adults with therapeutic horseback riding lessons. Volunteers assist as side walkers and horse leaders. No horse experience is necessary. Training is provided. For details, contact Melissa Palotta at 864-351-9222 or

WOMEN’S HEART SCREENINGS are offered at the Greenville Health System Women’s Heart Center. The screening focuses on the factors that closely relate to heart disease such as blood pressure, weight, cholesterol, nutrition and sleep. The cost is $100. To register, visit

THE EAR-RESISTIBLES, a play group for deaf and hard of hearing babies, meets 10 – 11 a.m. each Wednesday at parks throughout the Upstate. A knowledge of ASL (American Sign Language) is not required. For details and meeting locations, call 864-559-2632.

THORNWELL’S FOSTER CARE PROGRAM helps recruit, train, and support foster families in the Upstate. For details and upcoming events, visit

FREE! COFFEE AND CONNECTIONS AT CDS is monthly at the Center for Developmental Services. Parents and caregivers of children with special needs and learning disabilities can learn more about local resources, connect with others are experiencing similar journeys of life and navigate available resources and support. For more information, email

DIAPER BANK OF THE CAROLINAS needs donations to provide diapers for children in need. For details, visit

THE RED CROSS offers lifesaving health and safety classes in first aid, infant CPR, adult CPR, child CPR, AED, baby-sitter training and more. Call for information or the current schedule. Registration is required. Visit

CAR SEAT CHECKS are available by appointment with Safe Kids Spartanburg (register at or by appointment with Safe Kids Upstate (call 864-454-1109).