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Schedules and events are subject to change – sometimes at the last minute. Be sure to check with any event organizer or location before heading out. Stay safe and let us know about your events. Emailchris@worthyplace.com with your calendar listings. 

Masks and social distancing help protect you and others from COVID-19. Learn more at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov.

Tuesday, March 2

VIRTUAL STORY TIMES are offered by the Pickens County on its Facebook page at facebook.com/PickensCountyLibrarySystem. For details, visit pickenscountylibrarysystem.com. Today: Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday.

BABY AND TODDLER VIRTUAL STORY TIME is at 11 a.m. from Spartanburg Libraries. Visit youtube.com/spartanburglibraries.

Friday, March 5

HOMESCHOOL FRIDAY:  Suffrage and Women’s History is 2 – 4:30 p.m. at the Spartanburg Regional History Museum. Designed for grades 1 – 8. Registration and pre-paid admission required. Visit spartanburghistory.org/events.

ROBLOX GAME TIME: Banana Eats is at 4:30 p.m. on Zoom from Spartanburg Library. Ages 10 – 12. Register at https://forms.gle/Rpq4BWio8GBTUYEt5.

TEENS: PLAY “AMONG US” online at 4:30 p.m. with Spartanburg Libraries. To play, download the free app on your phone or tablet or buy a copy on Steam for $4.99. Space is limited, register at https://forms.gle/XvDm5aKvJs2uNoj89. 

“THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES” is presented by The Greer Children’s Theatre, Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 each for adults, $12 each for seniors/students/military and $7 each for children under 4. Masks are required, seating is limited to allow for social distancing. Actors will be wearing clear plastic face shields on stage. For details, visit greerculturalarts.com or call 864-848-5383.

STARRY NIGHTS are Fridays in March at Roper Mountain Science Center. Shows are “Earth Moon Sun” at 6 p.m. and “Stars” at 8 p.m. Advance ticket purchases, social distancing and masks are required.  For details, visit ropermountain.org.

Saturday, March 6

ZOO TOTS: “Superman-imals” is at 10:15 a.m. at the Greenville Zoo. Programs are priced by one child and one adult pair. $10 for members and $22 for nonmembers, including admission to the zoo. Visit greenvillezoo.com. 

“THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES” — See March 5.

Sunday, March 7

“THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES” — See March 5.

Tuesday, March 9

VIRTUAL STORY TIMES are offered by the Pickens County on its Facebook page at facebook.com/PickensCountyLibrarySystem. For details, visit pickenscountylibrarysystem.com. Today: Gardening Story Time.

PRESCHOOL VIRTUAL STORY TIME is at 11 a.m. from Spartanburg Libraries. Visit youtube.com/spartanburglibraries.

Wednesday, March 10

TEENS GEEK OUT: ANIME is 4:30 p.m. online from Spartanburg Libraries. For local teens ages 12 – 18 or in grades 7 – 12 only. Sign up for the Zoom link for this live program at  https://forms.gle/RRvQGYGCQCtLrwya6. 

Friday, March 12

“THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES” — See March 5.

STARRY NIGHTS — See March 5.

Saturday, March 13

SATURDAY SAFARI: “Animal All Stars” is 10 a.m. – noon at the Greenville Zoo. Uncover fossils, hatch dinosaur eggs and meet some dinosaur cousins in this cretaceous class. The cost is $15 each for members and $25 each for nonmembers. Visit greenvillezoo.com. 

BILINGUAL VIRTUAL STORY TIME/ Hora de Cuentos Bilingüe is at 11 a.m. from Spartanburg Libraries. Use a la pagina de Facebook de la Biblioteca a las 11 a.m. mientras compartimos libros y desarrollamos habilidades de alfabetización temprana en dos idiomas. Visit facebook.com/spartanburglibraries.

“THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES” — See March 5.

Sunday, March 14

“THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES” — See March 5.

Tuesday, March 16

BABY AND TODDLER VIRTUAL STORY TIME is at 11 a.m. from Spartanburg Libraries. Visit youtube.com/spartanburglibraries.

VIRTUAL STORY TIMES are offered by the Pickens County on its Facebook page at facebook.com/PickensCountyLibrarySystem. For details, visit pickenscountylibrarysystem.com. Today: Rainbow Cabbage STEM Activity. Create your own St. Patrick's Day rainbow with cabbage.

Friday, March 19

STARRY NIGHTS — See March 5.

DADDY DAUGHTER DATE NIGHT is at the Powdersville YMCA. For details, visit pcymca.net/daddy-daughter-date-night.

Saturday, March 20

CAREER DAY AT THE ZOO is 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Greenville Zoo. Open to middle and high school students. The cost is $50 each. 

Learn about careers at a modern accredited zoo, including zoo veterinarian, animal nutritionist, animal care staff, zoo business and management, zoo events and marketing, exhibit design and environmental education. To register, call 864-467-4850. 

ZUMBA BLOCK PARTY is at the Easley YMCA. For details, visit pcymca.net/communityzumba.

Tuesday, March 23

PRESCHOOL VIRTUAL STORY TIME is at 11 a.m. from Spartanburg Libraries. Visit youtube.com/spartanburglibraries.

VIRTUAL STORY TIMES are offered by the Pickens County on its Facebook page at facebook.com/PickensCountyLibrarySystem. For details, visit pickenscountylibrarysystem.com. Today: Learn to grow and make your own salsa.

Wednesday, March 24

HYPERPOLE: THE BEST VIRTUAL TEEN WRITERS’ MEETUP IN THE UNIVERSE is at 4:30 p.m. on Zoom from Spartanburg Libraries. For local teens ages 12 – 18 or in grades 7 – 12. Register at https://forms.gle/CDHDC96vWjFLjXRT8. 

Friday, March 26

STARRY NIGHTS — See March 5.

DADDY DAUGHTER DATE NIGHT is at the Pickens YMCA. For details, visit pcymca.net/daddy-daughter-date-night.

Monday, March 29

TWEEN BOOK-ISH BOOK CLUB meets at 4:30 p.m. online from Spartanburg Libraries. Discuss “The First Rule of Punk” by Celia C. Pérez. The first 20 registrants get a free copy of the book. Others are welcome to participate. For details and registration, visit https://infodepot-183939.workflowcloud.com/forms/53831fa6-72d2-4640-9778-1b6668fb858f.

Tuesday, March 30

BABY AND TODDLER VIRTUAL STORY TIME is at 11 a.m. from Spartanburg Libraries. Visit youtube.com/spartanburglibraries.

VIRTUAL STORY TIMES are offered by the Pickens County on its Facebook page at facebook.com/PickensCountyLibrarySystem. For details, visit pickenscountylibrarysystem.com. Today: Carry-Out Activity – Pick up supplies to start growing your own garden. 

ARTS, FUN AND LEARNING

BRUSH LETTERING for ages 10 and older is 10 a.m. – noon March 20 and 27. Cost is $45 for City of Greer residents and $55 for non-residents. Class is in person, but masks are required and class size is limited. For details, visit  cityofgreer.org/841/Arts-Classes.

TR MAKERS CO. OFFERS VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON PROGRAMS in March. Virtual students will receive a supply packet with course booklet and will be simulcast into the classroom via a Zoom link sent directly to parents. Register at trmakersco.org/play/arts-lead-learning.

·      Cloudy with a Chance of Hurricanes: An Elementary Study in Science

·      For ages 5 – 10 is 9 a.m. – noon March 12. 

·      Escaping World War II: A Study in Holocaust Literature & the Arts for ages 11 – 16 is 1 – 4 p.m. March 12. 

·      Writing with Charlotte: An Elementary Study in Language Arts and Life Science for ages 5 – 10 is 9 a.m. – noon March 26.

·      Writing with Carl Sandburg: A Middle Grade Study in Language Arts & American Culture for ages 11 – 16 is 1 – 4 p.m. March 26. 

MAKE A FELTED FLOWER BROOCH PIN (all ages) 1 – 4 p.m. March 20 at the Spartanburg Art Museum. The cost is $50 each. For details and registration, visit spartanburgartmuseum.org. 

MUSEUM MUSINGS I for ages 8 – 12 is 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. March 27 at the Spartanburg Art Museum. The cost is $40 each. For details and registration, visit spartanburgartmuseum.org.

“PIGSKIN PEANUTS – FROM THE STEM ZONE TO THE END ZONE” is open through April 17 at the Upcountry History Museum. The exhibition examines the evolution of football in the Peanuts stories and also features memorabilia from the National Football Championship years of Clemson University and Furman University, including Furman’s National Championship trophy. Visit upcountryhistory.org. 

TEENS RPG TIPS & TRICKS: Request a Pick Me Up kit from Spartanburg Libraries that includes a complete set of mini dice and everything you need to decorate your own mini dice bag. Available while supplies last starting March 3. Request https://forms.gle/GUxVMxibfchrERDr7. 

TEEN DIY REWIND is online from Spartanburg Libraries. Learn how to make crafts from the 80s and 90s. Watch this pre-recorded program at youtube.com/spartanburglibraries. Pick Me Up kits will be available while supplies last starting March 17. For local teens ages 12 – 18 or in grades 7 – 12. Request a kit at https://forms.gle/RayV4T2edWPYiTdz5. 

VIRTUAL HOMESCHOOL AT THE ZOO: “Green Kingdom” is Thursdays in March. The cost $20 for non-members and $15 for members. Grades K – 2: 9 a.m., grades 3 – 5: 10 a.m., grades 6 – 8: 11 a.m. Visit greenvillezoo.com. 

IN-PERSON HOMESCHOOL AT THE ZOO: “Green Kingdom” is Tuesdays or Wednesdays in March. The cost $40 for non-members and $35 for members. Grades K – 2: 9 a.m., grades 3 – 5: 11 a.m., grades 6 – 8: 1 p.m. Visit greenvillezoo.com. 

THE ANDERSON COUNTY LIBRARY offers a variety of virtual events. For more information, visit calendar.andersonlibrary.org.

·      Virtual Storytime every Monday at 10 a.m. – Rhymes, songs, stories, puppets in quick Monday morning story times for practicing early literacy skills.

·      Project FeederWatch every Friday and Saturday through April 3 – Visit the Children’s Courtyard at the Main Library and participate in FeederWatch. If you see birds at the feeders, identify them with the poster or the Merlin app, write down your findings on the tally sheet, and receive a free pair of kid-friendly binoculars (one per child, while supplies last). Find out more about FeederWatch online at feederwatch.org, email childrens@andersonlibrary.org, or call 260-4500 x158

VIRTUAL STORY TIME is uploaded to the Greenville County Library’s YouTube channel twice weekly. Visit https://bit.ly/3gSWB2p.

VIRTUAL EVENTS FOR KIDS AND TEENS are available from the Greenville County Library System. Events include trivia challenges, scavenger hunts, crafts and more at greenvillelibrary.org/kids-virtual-events and greenvillelibrary.org/teen-virtual-events.

TEXT 2 READ, for parents of preschoolers, provides free weekly text messages offering practical tips and activities to promote reading readiness. Texts are created from South Carolina’s early learning standards and are segmented for early preschoolers, 36 – 48 months old or older preschoolers, 48 – 60 months old. Text 2 Read also provides parents with information to monitor their child’s growth and developmental milestones. To sign up, can text T2R to 734-5BOOK52 (734-526-6552).

DO BASICS, weekly text messaging from the Palmetto Basics, gives parents and caregivers tips that align with the Palmetto Basics’ monthly theme. For Spanish, text “losbasics” to 888-111. For English, text “dobasics” to 888-111. Reply STOP to cancel, HELP for help. Message and data rates apply. For more information, visit palmetto.thebasics.org. 

STRIDES, a nonprofit program, offers individualized instruction for ages 6 – 20 who need to catch up before school starts. Students with disabilities or ESOL are welcome. Virtual instruction is available. In-person or virtual tutoring is available at Cherrydale, Fountain Inn, Greer, Boiling Springs or Easley. For details, call 864-246-9898 or stridestutor.org.

SPARTANBURG SCIENCE CENTER offers camp and care hybrid camp for homeschoolers and families who have students who are attending school with hybrid schedules. For details and registration, visit spartanburgsciencecenter.org.

SPORTS AND OUTDOORS

WATER SAFETY WEEK is April 5 – 9 at YMCA of Greenville locations. This is a free class that teaches safety around water, which can be lifesaving. Registration is required. Registration begins March 1. Visit ymcagreenville.org. 

REGISTRATION FOR SPRING FLAG FOOTBALL for ages 4 – 14 is March 8 – April 4 at YMCA of Greenville locations. Practice begins the week of May 3. Games are May 15 – June 19. Visit ymcagreenville.org. 

REGISTRATION FOR SPRING VOLLEYBALL for ages 8 – 16 is March 8 – April 4 at YMCA of Greenville locations. Practice begins the week of May 3. Games are May 15 – June 19. Visit ymcagreenville.org. 

REGISTRATION FOR SPRING T-BALL for ages 3 – 7 is March 8 – April 4 at YMCA of Greenville locations. Practice begins the week of May 3. Games are May 15 – June 19. Visit ymcagreenville.org. 

YMCA OF GREENVILLE SWIM LESSONS are April 12 – June 4. Registration begins March 22. Late registration begins April 11 and ends April 18. Visit ymcagreenville.org. 

ICE SKATING is offered at The Pavilion. For details about activities and costs, as well as COVID-19 guidelines, visit pavilion.greenvillerec.com.

TREETOP QUEST GREENVILLE is open at Westside Park. For hours and details, visit treetopquest.com/greenville.

SWIM LESSONS are offered at Spartanburg YMCA locations. For details for Thomas E. Hannah, email mdavis@spartanburgymca.org and for Middle Tyger and Willis Road, email mmurray@spartanburgymca.org.

CHECK OUT A SC STATE PARK PASSPORT at the Anderson County Library andersonlibrary.org/park-pass or Greenville County Library System. greenvillelibrary.org/sc-state-park-passport. 

ROAD TRIP

SPACE’S GREATEST MYTHS: A Pisgah Nights Event is March 12 at PARI – Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute. An overnight cabin package is available. For details, visit pari.edu/events/valentines-heart-filled-skies. 

PARI – Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute offers private tours and evening viewings. For details, pari.edu. 

“ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: YOUR MIND & THE MACHINE” is now open at Discovery Place Science in Charlotte. Presenting information in interactive and accessible ways, the AI exhibition lets visitors explore smart machines to see how they work and learn about the concept of man-made intelligence. They can also see how the human brain goes through the process of learning and compare it to how machines are taught to “think.” Learn more at discoveryplace.org.

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