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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.

Thursday, April 1

BOUNCING BABIES: BABY DAY feature stories, rhymes, music and bouncing games for ages 1 –18 months. Watch at youtube.com/GreenvilleLibrary.

TEEN TAKEOUT CRAFT: MINI PIÑATAS – Step-by-step picture instructions. Supplies provided or use your own. Beginning April 1, visit greenvillelibary.org/teen-virtual-activities to request a supply kit (while supplies last) for pick up at your favorite library location. Designed for ages 11 – 17. Watch at youtube.com/GreenvilleLibrary.

VIRTUAL BLACKOUT POETRY – Take your creative poetry ideas to the next level. For ages 11 – 17. Watch at youtube.com/GreenvilleLibrary.

WACKY SCIENCE: CANDLE CHALLENGE – for ages 11 – 17. Watch at youtube.com/GreenvilleLibrary.

Friday, April 2

WINGS OF THE CITY, a collection of nine monumental bronze sculptures by world-renowned Mexican artist Jorge Marín, opens in Falls Park and on the Peace Center campus. It will remain in Greenville until October. Visit wingsofgvl.com. 

HOMESCHOOL FRIDAY: JUDGES AND JURIES – A Walking Lesson is 2 – 4:30 p.m. This kid-friendly walking tour will trace the judicial history of Spartanburg. The lesson will conclude with hands-on activities in the Chapman Cultural Center. Registration is required. Visit spartanburghistory.org for details.

STARRY NIGHTS are at Roper Mountain Science Center. Tonight’s 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.

Sunday, April 4

WATCH A VIRTUAL EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE from YMCA Camp Greenville’s Pretty Place Chapel at 6:30 a.m. Watch the live stream from either from Camp Greenville or Pretty Place’s Facebook pages at 

facebook.com/YMCACampGreenville or 

facebook.com/ymcaprettyplace.

THE 65TH ANNUAL EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE (VIRTUAL) is at 7 a.m. at Chimney Rock Park. Watch the nondenominational service on the park’s Facebook page at facebook.com/ChimneyRockParkNC. 

Tuesday, April 6

STEAM STORY TIME: SEEDS features crafts and activities for ages 3 – 6. Watch at youtube.com/GreenvilleLibrary.

Thursday, April 8

SPRING WILDFLOWER ECOLOGY is 10 a.m. – noon at the South Carolina Botanical Garden. Join educator Sue Watts on a virtual spring wildflower walk to explore the ecology of the forest floor. Contact watts9@clemson.edu for details.

TODDLER TALES: ANIMALS features stories, music and movement for ages 19 months and older. Watch at youtube.com/GreenvilleLibrary.

Friday, April 9

“MATILDA, JR.” is presented by Mauldin Youth Theatre at the Mauldin Cultural Center. For safety protocols and ticket information, visit mauldinculturalcenter.org/theatre-season.

CELEBRATE YURI’S NIGHT April 9 at PARI – Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute. The event commemorates Yuri Gargarin becoming the first human to venture into space on April 12, 1961, and the inaugural launch of the first Space Shuttle on April 12, 1981. An overnight cabin package is available. For details, visit pari.edu/events/valentines-heart-filled-skies. 

Saturday, April 10

LIVING HISTORY SATURDAY is 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Walnut Grove Plantation. Get an up-close look at what life was like for militiamen during the Revolutionary War.  Visit spartanburghistory.orgfor more information.

“MATILDA, JR.” — See April 9. 

Sunday, April 11

“MATILDA, JR.” — See April 9. 

Tuesday, April 13

STORY TIME: FOOD features stories, music and activities that develop social, listening, and comprehension skills. Designed for preschoolers. Watch at youtube.com/GreenvilleLibrary.

Wednesday, April 14

TEEN CUISINE: BREAKFAST FRUIT SMOOTHIE Learn quick, easy and delicious recipes. For ages 11 – 17. Watch at youtube.com/GreenvilleLibrary.

VIRTUAL TRIVIA NIGHT: Trivial Pursuit Style for families and all ages is at virtual event at 6:30 p.m. from the Anderson County Library System. Prove your knowledge in this Trivial Pursuit-style, live-scored game. To register, visit https://calendar.andersonlibrary.org/events/virtual-trivia-night-trivial-pursuit-style.

Thursday, April 15

MUSICAL JAMBOREE: EVERY LITTLE THING – Explore children’s literature through music, songs, creative movement and instrument play. For ages 18 months – 4 years. Watch at youtube.com/GreenvilleLibrary.

MAKE SCRATCH OFF GREETING CARDS (for ages 12 – 18) – This virtual event is at 4:30 p.m. from the Anderson County Library System. Create a personalized scratch off greeting card. Register for this free event, then pick up materials at the library. To register, visit https://calendar.andersonlibrary.org/events/make-scratch-greeting-cards.

Friday, April 16

EXHIBIT HOMESCHOOL DAY: “PIGSKIN PEANUTS” is at 1:30 p.m. at the Upcountry History Museum. Visit upcountryhistory.org. 

STARRY NIGHTS are at Roper Mountain Science Center. Tonight’s shows are “Magic Tree House: Space Mission” at 6 p.m. and “Black Holes” at 8 p.m. Advance ticket purchases, social distancing and masks are required.  For details, visit ropermountain.org.

“ENCHANTED RETURNS” is presented by Carolina Ballet Theatre in person and streamed online. When the world forces us into “stay-at-home” mode, a young brother and sister get caught in an endless cycle of electronics and a longing for the time they could play with their friends. The magic of nature calls them to exercise the power of their imaginations. Visit carolinaballet.org for information and tickets.

“MATILDA, JR.” — See April 9. 

Saturday, April 17

"GLOW TALES, A BLACKLIGHT PUPPETRY EXTRAVAGANZA!" is presented by South Carolina Children’s Theatre at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person. Additional take-home activity boxes are available for $10. A virtual option is $40 and it includes all-weekend access and a free activity box. For COVID safety precautions, visit scchildrenstheatre.org/yoursafety. For more details, visit scchildrenstheatre.org or call 864-235-2885.

“ENCHANTED RETURNS” — See April 17.

“MATILDA, JR.” — See April 9. 

ZUMBA BLOCK PARTY is at the Easley YMCA. For details, visit pcymca.net/programs/22518234.

Sunday, April 18

"GLOW TALES, A BLACKLIGHT PUPPETRY EXTRAVAGANZA!" — See April 17. Todays’ performance is at 1:30 p.m. 

“ENCHANTED RETURNS” — See April 17.

“MATILDA, JR.” — See April 9. 

Tuesday, April 20

TODDLER TIME is at 10:30 a.m. at the Upcountry History Museum. Explore the world of art with games, scavenger hunt, story time and more. Included with general admission and free for children ages 3 and younger. Visit upcountryhistory.org.

STORY TIME: FUNNY ANIMALS features stories, music and activities that develop social, listening and comprehension skills. Designed for preschoolers. Watch at youtube.com/GreenvilleLibrary.

Wednesday, April 21

TEEN CUISINE: MOCHA SMOOTHIE – Learn quick, easy and delicious recipes. For ages 11 – 17. Watch at youtube.com/GreenvilleLibrary.

SPRING HOMESCHOOL DAY is April 21 at Chimney Rock Park. For cost, registration and details, visit chimneyrockpark.com.

Thursday, April 22

TODDLER TALES: ROUND features stories, music and movement for ages 19 months and older. Watch at youtube.com/GreenvilleLibrary.

euphoria SPRING FEST opens with Into the Mystic: A Van Morrison Tribute Dinner at Southern Culture Kitchen & Bar. Visit euphoriagreenville.com.

Friday, April 23

STARRY NIGHTS are at Roper Mountain Science Center. Tonight’s shows are “Magic Tree House: Space Mission” at 6 p.m. and “Black Holes” at 8 p.m. Advance ticket purchases, social distancing and masks are required.  For details, visit ropermountain.org.

“ENCHANTED RETURNS” — See April 17.

“MATILDA, JR.” — See April 9. 

FREE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT is at the Easley YMCA. For details, visit pcymca.net/programs/22518237. 

Saturday, April 24

A DOWNTOWN SPARTANBURG WALKING TOUR is 10:30 a.m. – noon. Walking tours begin at the Zimmerelli Plaza of the Chapman Cultural Center and end at the Spartanburg Regional History Museum. Social distancing will be observed. Parking is available at the Chapman Cultural Center. Registration is required. Visit spartanburghistory.org for more information.

"GLOW TALES, A BLACKLIGHT PUPPETRY EXTRAVAGANZA!" — See April 17. 

“ENCHANTED RETURNS” — See April 17.

“MATILDA, JR.” — See April 9. 

euphoria SPRING FEST continues with classes at several locations. Visit euphoriagreenville.com.

Sunday, April 25

"GLOW TALES, A BLACKLIGHT PUPPETRY EXTRAVAGANZA!" — See April 17. Todays’ performance is at 1:30 p.m. 

“ENCHANTED RETURNS” — See April 17.

“MATILDA, JR.” — See April 9. 

Tuesday, April 27

STORY TIME: HAPPY BIRTHDAY features stories, music and activities that develop social, listening and comprehension skills. Designed for preschoolers. Watch at youtube.com/GreenvilleLibrary.

HISTORY HOMESCHOOL DAY: War & Peace: The 1960s & 1970s is at 1:30 p.m. at the Upcountry History Museum. Visit upcountryhistory.org. 

Thursday, April 29

BOUNCING BABIES: OPPOSITES features stories, rhymes, music and bouncing games for ages 1 – 18 months. Watch at youtube.com/GreenvilleLibrary.

Friday, April 30

STARRY NIGHTS are at Roper Mountain Science Center. Tonight’s shows are “Magic Tree House: Space Mission” at 6 p.m. and “Black Holes” at 8 p.m. Advance ticket purchases, social distancing and masks are required.  For details, visit ropermountain.org.

PB&J: PIZZA, BLUES & JAZZ FESTIVAL and Arts Market is at the Mauldin Cultural Center through May 1. For details, visit mauldinculturalcenter.org/festival-season.

ARTS, FUN AND LEARNING

WOFFORD COLLEGE’S STARTALK Summer Chinese Virtual Program will accept 40 students in rising grades 6 – 12. Applicants must submit a one-page essay, provide an official transcript and a letter of recommendation. The deadline to apply is June 1. More details on the application process can be found at wofford.edu/startalk. 

FRAMED: STEP INTO ART is open through May 23 at the Upcountry History Museum. Thisbilingual (English and Spanish) exhibition, designed for ages 3 – 12, creates immersive STEAM learning environments. Step through oversized frames into a three-dimensional, sensory world that helps art and make-believe come alive. Masks are required for visitors ages 10 years and older. For more information, call 864-467-3100 or visit upcountryhistory.org.

FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE STUDIO 52 presents a Virtual Spring Mini-Mester for ages 5 – adult. The four-week program begins April 12. Class offerings include Acting, Broadway Dance, Spoken-Word Poetry, Acting for the Camera, Theatre Design, and Directing. For details and registration, visit frpstudio52.org or call 828-693-0731.

GARDEN CREATIVITY AT HOME: BIRD NEST NECKLACES is 4 – 5:30 p.m. April 23 from the South Carolina Botanical Garden. Receive a materials kit and step-by-step instructions for crafting and customizing graceful bird nest pendant necklaces. Contact allisoo@clemson.edu for details.

DIY HYPERTUFA POT GRAB-N-GO for tweens ages 8-12 is at the Anderson Main Library. Design and mold your own pots by using this simple hypertufa recipe. Kits will be available at the library from April 5 – 15. For pickup at another branch or more information, call 864-260-4500, ext. 158 or email amoorhead@andersonlibrary.org.

POP UP: Parisian Pastries for students in grades 9 – 12 is 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. April 7 at the Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center (CHI). The cost is $89 each. For details and registration, visit chigreenville.com or aceweb.gvltec.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=212XDAU50301.

PARENT AND CHILD INTRO TO WHEEL THROWING is April 17 at the Spartanburg Art Museum. The cost is $60. For details and registration, visit spartanburgartmuseum.org.

ART BY O’KEEFE, a weekly in-person class for ages 6 – 10, is April 13 – May 18 at the Spartanburg Art Museum. For details and registration, visit spartanburgartmuseum.org.

CREATE WITH CLAY, an at-home program recommended for ages 7 – 11, is available from Spartanburg Art Museum. For details and registration, visit spartanburgartmuseum.org.

FLOWER FAIRIES, an at-home program for all ages, is available from Spartanburg Art Museum. The cost is $15. For details and registration, visit spartanburgartmuseum.org.

MUSEUM MUSINGS II for ages 8 – 12 is 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. April 24 at the Spartanburg Art Museum. The cost is $40 each. For details and registration, visit spartanburgartmuseum.org.

SPRING BREAK CAMP begins April 5 at the Easley and Powdersville YMCA locations. For details, visit pcymca.net/programs/22518210.

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 864-260-4500, ext.158

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.

SPORTS AND OUTDOORS

THE BATTLE OF MUSGROVE MILL STATE HISTORIC SITE features new TRACK Trails from Kids in Parks. Kids can pick their own adventure full of interesting information, unique images and interactive activities. Visit kidsinparks.com and southcarolinaparks.com. 

iCan Bike, run by iCan Shine, is hosted by the Eastside Family YMCA at Taylors First Baptist Church July 26 – 30. Registration closes July 11. This week-long camp teaches individuals with disabilities how to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle. For details and registration, visit ymcagreenville.org.

SPRING BREAK ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS are at 2 p.m. daily April 3 – 11 at Chimney Rock Park. Join a Park Naturalist to meet some of the resident Animal Ambassadors. Included with Park admission. Visit chimneyrockpark.com.

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. Visit ymcagreenville.org. 

REGISTRATION FOR SPRING FLAG FOOTBALL for ages 4 – 14 continues through April 4 at YMCA of Greenville locations. Late registration is April 5 – 12. Practice begins the week of May 3. Games are May 15 – June 19. Visit ymcagreenville.org. 

REGISTRATION FOR SPRING VOLLEYBALL for ages 8 – 16 continues through April 4 at YMCA of Greenville locations. Late registration is April 5 – 12. 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 continues through April 4 at YMCA of Greenville locations. Late registration is April 5 – 12. 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. Late registration begins April 11 and ends April 18. Visit ymcagreenville.org. 

SUMMER SWIM TEAM begins April 12 at Pickens and Powdersville YMCA locations. For details, visit pcymca.net/programs/22518172.

ICE SKATING is offered at The Pavilion. Register by April 19 for Junior Tigers Learn to Play Hockey (ages 4 – 14) or group lessons April 26 – June 21. 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

THE COLUMBIA MUSEUM OF ART offers spring workshops for ages 4 – 12, educator workshops and more in April. “Art Blossoms,” a new exhibition experience bursting with blooms, is April 15 – 19. For details, visit columbiamuseum.org.

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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