Calendar: Science, learning and play events in June around the Upstate
G — OUTSHINE SUMMER READING, a program to help cultivate young minds, is 12:30 – 2 p.m. Wednesdays June 12 – Aug. 7 at the Center for Developmental Services. Students in rising grades 1 – 6 are welcome to participate. The Greenville County Schools Food and Nutrition Services Summer Meals Programwill be offered at noon. For details, visit http://cdservices.org. To volunteer, email Paul.Bixby@cdservices.orgor call 864-331-1446.
STRIDES, a nonprofit program, offers individualized instruction for ages 7 – 20 who need to catch up before school starts. Students with disabilities or ESOL are welcome. Programs are located at Woodruff Road (expanded location), Greer, Easley, Fountain Inn, Travelers Rest, Boiling Springs and Cherrydale. For details, call 864-246-9898 or http://www.stridestutor.org.
HOLMES EDUCATIONAL STATE FOREST, an outdoor classroom located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, is open for the 2019 season through the Friday before Thanksgiving. For information about free educational programs, visithttps://www.ncesf.org/holmes.html.
FREE! FREE FOREST SCHOOLa free, volunteer-run, inclusive group for families looking for ways to connect with other local families in nature. The group meets weekly at nearby wilderness areas to hike, play and have circle time and snack. To learn more, visit www.facebook.com/groups/FreeForestSchoolGreenvilleSpartanburgSC.
G — THE LITTLE LEARNERS CLUBis available at Greenville County Library locations. The challenge is designed especially for preschool children to encourage participation in Palmetto Basics-inspired activities. Pick up an activity log at any Greenville County Library System location. The activity log is used to track participation in the suggested activities. No rush to finish. Just complete by kindergarten. Then, bring the log into any GCLS location to pick up prizes (a Little Learners Club bag and five buttons) one representing each of the Palmetto Basics. Learn more at https://www.greenvillelibrary.org/kids/little-learners-club.
G — HOMESCHOOL DAYSfor students in grades K – 8 are offered at the Greenville Zoo. For details and registration, visit www.greenvillezoo.com.
G — EXPLORE RANDOM ACTS OF SCIENCE11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays –Saturdays at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate – Greenville. Explore hydrophobic sand June 1. Included with admission. For a complete schedule, visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.
S — RANDOM ACTS OF SCIENCEare offered at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate – Spartanburg. Explore hydrophobic sand through June 9. Included with admission. For a complete schedule, visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.
S — SPARKLAB JR is 10 a.m. Tuesdays – Saturdays at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate – Spartanburg. Included with admission. For a complete schedule, visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.
G— FREE! MOTHER GOOSE ON THE LOOSE – Nursery rhymes are the foundation for this play time that brings babies ages 1 – 24 months together with new friends. Children must attend with an adult caregiver. Maximum of 3 children per adult caregiver. Attendance is limited to 40 per program. Get a free admission ticket at the desk. Summer reading may result in schedule changes. Greenville County Library Branches: 10 a.m. Tuesdays at Taylors (864-268-5955), 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Travelers Rest (864-834-3650) and 10 and 11a.m. Wednesdays at Simpsonville (864-963-9031).
G — FREE! MOTHER GOOSE ON THE LOOSE for ages 3 and younger with a caregiver, is offered at the Liberty Library. Call 864-850-7077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
P— FREE! WIGGLES AND GIGGLESfor ages 3 and younger with a caregiver is at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdaysat the Easley Library and at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Central-Clemson Library. Call 864-850-7077 or email email@example.com.
P— FREE! POKÉMON LEAGUEmeets at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Easley Library and at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month at the Central-Clemson Library. All ages are welcome but children younger than 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 864-850-7077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
P— FREE! WATCH “THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS” at 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Easley Library and at 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Pickens Library. Call 864-850-7077 or email email@example.com.
P— FREE! OUR VILLAGE,a play group sponsored by Stroller Strides, is at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 334 Rock Springs Road, Easley. Come early at 9:30 am with baby and stroller for a workout. For details, call 864-