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January 2022 Calendar of Events and Things to Do in the Upstate and surrounding region


Saturday, Jan. 1

TAKE A LAKE PLACID FIRST DAY HIKE at Paris Mountain State Park. The hike is self-guided with activities along the way. Visit southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003885. 

THE PARIS PLUNGE is at Paris Mountain State Park. For details, visit southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003825. Register at go-greenevents.com/ParisPlunge.

A RANGER LED FIRST DAY HIKE is at Table Rock State Park. For details and registration, visit southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004050.

RESOLUTION RUN is at Sunset Park in Mauldin. The event includes 2-, 5-, and 10-hour options. Visit upstateultra.com.

A SCAVENGER HUNT – find the snowflakes – is all day at TCMU-Greenville. For details, visit tcmupstate.org. 

Sunday, Jan. 2

A SCAVENGER HUNT – find the snowflakes – is all day at TCMU-Greenville. For details, visit tcmupstate.org. 

Friday, Jan. 7

A FIRST FRIDAY WALK with David Bradshaw is at the South Carolina Botanical Garden. For details, visit clemson.edu/public/scbg. 

ZOO TOTS: THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE for ages 2 – 4 is at 10 a.m. at the Greenville Zoo. For details and registration, visit greenvillezoo.com. 

STARRY NIGHTS programs start at 6 p.m. at Roper Mountain Science Center. Daniel Observatory is now open with COVID-19 safety protocols in place. Advance ticket purchases are required. For details, visit ropermountain.org.

EXPERIENCE THE MOONS OF JUPITER at PARI – Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute. Overnight options are offered. For details, visit pari.edu.

Saturday, Jan. 8

ZOO TOTS: THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE for ages 2 – 4 is at 10 a.m. at the Greenville Zoo. For details and registration, visit greenvillezoo.com.

Sunday, Jan. 9

THE GREENVILLE SWAMP RABBITS vs. Atlanta hockey game is at 3:05 p.m. at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Visit swamprabbits.com. 

Tuesday, Jan. 11

HOMESCHOOL CLASSES are at the Greenville Zoo. For details and registration, visit greenvillezoo.com. 

Wednesday, Jan. 12

HOMESCHOOL CLASSES are at the Greenville Zoo. For details and registration, visit greenvillezoo.com. 

DARK SKY ASTRONOMY NIGHT is 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at PARI – Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute. The event is for astronomers of all experience levels. For details and registration information, visit pari.edu.

Thursday, Jan. 13

DIY YOUR 2022 PLANNER 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Anderson Main Library. Ages 9 – 18. Register for a session within the time block. Visit andersonlibrary.org. 

Friday, Jan. 14

DIY YOUR 2022 PLANNER 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Anderson Main Library. Ages 9 – 18. Register for a session within the time block. Visit andersonlibrary.org. 

STARRY NIGHTS programs start at 6 p.m. at Roper Mountain Science Center. Daniel Observatory is now open with COVID-19 safety protocols in place. Advance ticket purchases are required. For details, visit ropermountain.org.

THE GREENVILLE SWAMP RABBITS vs. Florida hockey game is at 7:05 p.m. at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Visit swamprabbits.com. 

Saturday, Jan. 15

SATURDAY SAFARI: ANIMAL CHAMPIONS for ages 4 – 6 is at 10 a.m. at the Greenville Zoo. For details and registration, visit greenvillezoo.com. 

THE GREENVILLE SWAMP RABBITS vs. Florida hockey game is at 7:05 p.m. at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Visit swamprabbits.com. 

Sunday, Jan. 16

A SCAVENGER HUNT – find the snowflakes – is all day at TCMU-Greenville. For details, visit tcmupstate.org. 

THE GREENVILLE SWAMP RABBITS vs. South Carolina hockey game is at 3:05 p.m. at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Visit swamprabbits.com. 

Tuesday, Jan. 18

FAMILY FUN NIGHT for all ages is 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Anderson Main Library. Play games, like life-size Jenga, and enjoy family-friendly activities. Visit andersonlibrary.org. 

Friday, Jan. 21

HOMESCHOOL DAY is at the Upcountry History Museum. For details and registration, visit upcountryhistory.org. 

STARRY NIGHTS programs start at 6 p.m. at Roper Mountain Science Center. Daniel Observatory is now open with COVID-19 safety protocols in place. Advance ticket purchases are required. For details, visit ropermountain.org.

Saturday, Jan. 22

ZOOKEEPING KIDS for ages 7 – 11 is 10 a.m. – noon at the Greenville Zoo. For details and registration, visit greenvillezoo.com. 

Thursday, Jan. 27

CONVERSE OPERA PRESENTS “HANSEL AND GRETEL” at 7:30 p.m. at Twichell Auditorium. For tickets and details, visit converse.edu/event/converse-opera-hansel-and-gretel. 

Friday, Jan. 28

ZOO TOTS: LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD for ages 2 – 4 is at 10 a.m. at the Greenville Zoo. For details and registration, visit greenvillezoo.com. 

STARRY NIGHTS programs start at 6 p.m. at Roper Mountain Science Center. Daniel Observatory is now open with COVID-19 safety protocols in place. Advance ticket purchases are required. For details, visit ropermountain.org.

“ROBIN HOOD” is presented at 7 p.m. at South Carolina Children’s Theatre. For tickets and safety policies, visit scchildrenstheatre.org. 

CONVERSE OPERA PRESENTS “HANSEL AND GRETEL” at 7:30 p.m. at Twichell Auditorium. For tickets and details, visit converse.edu/event/converse-opera-hansel-and-gretel. 

THE GREENVILLE SWAMP RABBITS vs. Florida hockey game is at 7:05 p.m. at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Visit swamprabbits.com. 

Saturday, Jan. 29

ZOO TOTS: LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD for ages 2 – 4 is at 10 a.m. at the Greenville Zoo. For details and registration, visit greenvillezoo.com. 

“ROBIN HOOD” is presented at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. at South Carolina Children’s Theatre. For tickets and safety policies, visit scchildrenstheatre.org. 

CONVERSE OPERA PRESENTS “HANSEL AND GRETEL” at 3 p.m. at Twichell Auditorium. For tickets and details, visit converse.edu/event/converse-opera-hansel-and-gretel. 

GREENVILLE COUNTY YOUTH ORCHESTRA: Shoulder to Shoulder with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra is at 7:30 p.m. at the Peace Center. Visit peacecenter.org. 

THE GREENVILLE SWAMP RABBITS vs. Florida hockey game is at 7:05 p.m. at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Visit swamprabbits.com. 

Sunday, Jan. 30

“ROBIN HOOD” is presented at 2 p.m. at South Carolina Children’s Theatre. For tickets and safety policies, visit scchildrenstheatre.org. 

CONVERSE OPERA PRESENTS “HANSEL AND GRETEL” at 3 p.m. at Twichell Auditorium. For tickets and details, visit converse.edu/event/converse-opera-hansel-and-gretel. 

THE GREENVILLE SWAMP RABBITS vs. Florida hockey game is at 3:05 p.m. at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Visit swamprabbits.com. 

A SCAVENGER HUNT – find the snowflakes – is all day at TCMU-Greenville. For details, visit tcmupstate.org. 

ARTS, FUN, LEARNING AND MORE

ICE ON MAIN is in downtown Greenville through Jan. 17. For details and updates, visit facebook.com/IceOnMain.

AN AUDITION WORKSHOP FOR “ALICE IN WONDERLAND” is 9 a.m. – noon or 1 – 4 p.m. Jan. 8 at Spartanburg Youth Theatre. The cost is $30 each. Registration is required. To register, call 864-585-8278 or enroll online at spartanburgyouththeatre.com/auditionworkshops. 

TELL ME ABOUT IT TUESDAYS are from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. each Tuesday at the Greenville Zoo. Included with admission. For details, visit greenvillezoo.com. 

AFTERNOON EXPLORATIONS are 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays – Fridays at Roper Mountain Science Center. For details, visit ropermountain.org.

COOKING CLASSES are offered at CHI – Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center at Greenville Technical College. January’s classes for parents and children (ages 8 and older) include Plant-Powered Cooking, Bakeshop: Pastries at Home, Culinary 101: Knife Skills & Flavoring Foods, and Bread Making 101. For details and registration, visit chigreenville.com. 

VAN GOGH ALIVE, a multi-sensory experience, is open through March 5 at Biltmore Estate. For tickets and up-to-date health and safety policies, visit biltmore.com.

APOLLO: WHEN WE WENT TO THE MOON is open through Jan. 2 at Discovery Place Science in Charlotte. Advance tickets are required to visit the museum. Visit discoveryplacescience.org.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES for ages 2 – 5 are offered at Pickens County. Call 864-850-7077 or visit pickenscountylibrarysystem.com.

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 visit pickenscountylibrarysystem.com.

OPEN ART STUDIOS is 9:30 a.m. – noon Tuesdays and Thursdays and 1 – 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays at TCMU-Greenville and 2 – 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at TCMU-Spartanburg. For details, visit tcmupstate.org.

STORY TIME AND MORE is at 11 a.m. and noon Tuesday – Saturday at TCMU-Greenville and 10 a.m. and noon Tuesday – Friday at TCMU-Spartanburg. For details, visit tcmupstate.org.

FAMILY STORY TIME is at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at the Anderson Main Library. Registration is required. Visit andersonlibrary.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.