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  • Tuesday

  • Jan 3rd-Dec 19th
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Greenville DOWNTOWN Line Dance
    View Website Greenville DOWNTOWN Line Dancing every Tuesday from 6:15 to 8 pm at Sears Rec Center in McPherson Park (corner of N Main & E Park). Fun way to exe...
  • January
    3
    Beginning
    Jan 3rd 6:00pm
    Ending
    Dec 19th 8:00pm

    Greenville DOWNTOWN Line Dance

    Where
    Sears Rec Center, 100 E Park Ave, Greenville SC 29605 in stone building in McPherson Park, corner of N. Main - E. Park [ Map ]
    Description
    Greenville DOWNTOWN Line Dancing every Tuesday from 6:15 to 8 pm at Sears Rec Center in McPherson Park (corner of N Main & E Park). Fun way to exercise. No partner or dance knowledge required. Dances are taught in a fun and easy way with a variety of music - Hip Hop, R&B, Rock & Roll, Latin, Country, Shag, Swing. Party dances include Electric Slide, Cupid Shuffle, Bikers Shuffle, Cha Cha Slide. Second hour moves into more advanced dances -Fireball, Footloose, R&B Boogie and more. Two left feet are fine. Bring your friends and have some fun. Cost - $5 (Greenville City Residents -$4)
    Age Group
    18+
  • Thursday

  • Mar 16th-Jun 4th
  • 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Is Art Work? | Spartanburg Art Museum Exhibition
    View Website Is Art Work? is a group exhibition featuring five artists whose work is meticulous, meditative, or laborious: artworks that require hard work. Each of...
  • March
    16
    Beginning
    Mar 16th 10:00am
    Ending
    Jun 4th 5:00pm

    Is Art Work? | Spartanburg Art Museum Exhibition

    Where
    200 E. St. John Street Spartanburg SC 29306 [ Map ]
    Description
    Is Art Work? is a group exhibition featuring five artists whose work is meticulous, meditative, or laborious: artworks that require hard work. Each of the pieces in this exhibition required dozens, if not hundreds, of hours to produce. The central myth of the artist in our culture is that of the "starving artist", whose labor is so undervalued that he or she cannot even afford to eat. Yet we all consume what artists produce – art – on a daily basis. The design of our clothing, the shape of our homes, the expressions and idioms we use to communicate, the caskets we will be buried in when we die: all are the work of artists of one kind or another. Why is a group that is at work in every sector of our society so marginalized?

    Is Art Work? challenges viewers to consider the production of art as a repetitive, highly focused course of action, and calls attention to the often unseen labor behind every work of art.



    For more information, contact our Exhibitions Coordinator, Ashleigh Shuler, by email at apayne@spartanarts.org or call 864.582.7616 x 254.
    Age Group
    Family Friendly
  • Tuesday

  • Mar 21st
  • 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Conservation Lobby Day
    View Website Join conservationists from aroung the state as we learn about the legislative process, visit with officials, and celebrate the session's accomplishmen...
  • March
    21
    Beginning
    Mar 21st 10:00am
    Ending
    Mar 21st 8:00pm

    Conservation Lobby Day

    Where
    Columbia, SC [ Map ]
    Description
    Join conservationists from aroung the state as we learn about the legislative process, visit with officials, and celebrate the session's accomplishments! The busy day will include briefings by lobbyists and legislators, lobbying at the Stategouse, afternoon entertainment, and an evening oyster roast.

    You do not need to be an expert -- we will guide you through the process and provide detailed information.

    Vans will be leaving from both Greenville and Spartanburg at 9:00 am and returning by 11:00 pm. An early return option will also be available. Cost is free. Professional attire. To RSVP or for more information, contact Nancy Fitzer at nfitzer@upstateforever.org
    Age Group
    21+
  • Wednesday

  • Apr 26th-May 31st
  • All Day
  • Donate Military Items or Military History Center of the Carolinas' Museum
    View Website Donate Military Items or Shop to Benefit the Future Museum! "I have quite a few items from when I served in the military during World War II...
  • April
    26
    Beginning
    Apr 26th 12:00am
    Ending
    May 31st 12:00am

    Donate Military Items or Military History Center of the Carolinas' Museum

    Where
    , 116A S. Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville, SC 29607 [ Map ]
    Description
    Donate Military Items or
    Shop to Benefit the Future Museum!

    "I have quite a few items from when I served in the military during World War II and my family does not have any interest in having them," stated Bucky Smart, a local Greenville County resident who tuned 96 last year. "I plan to go through all my stuff and give it to the museum so others can learn from seeing them or the museum can benefit from selling them to a collector who will appreciate them."

    "I bet many people, like myself, have collected military items over the years and now see that their children are not interested in having them once we are gone. I want these items to find a good home with someone who would appreciate them as I did when I first acquired them," stated Joe Frasher, Airport Director of the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) in South Carolina.

    The Military History Center of the Carolinas' museum at the Greenville Downtown Airport is under construction. A huge sale will be held to create awareness for this great endeavor and to raise much needed funds.

    "I hope everyone that has items stored away in their attic, basement or closet will consider letting them once again see the light of day," added Frasher. "Some of the items donated will be kept to display in the future museum and others will be sold to benefit the museum. Either way they will be appreciated by someone and not just continue to collect dust in storage," Frasher stated.

    How you can help:

    Donations are Needed! Donations are tax deductible.

    Military items from any time period and any country.

    Items can be dropped off at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 116A S. Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville, SC 29607. They are open Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Drop off questions? Please call 864-233-5288 or email greenville@erau.edu

    MHCC can also pick donations up (Contact Bob Dicey at 864-630-9108 or bobdicey@charter.net to schedule a pick up).

    Come to Shop! Sale starts at 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Sorry no early birds! Come to 14 Airport Road Ext., Greenville, SC 29607 on the day of the sale. Cash and credit cards accepted. Sorry, NO CHECKS.

    For more information about museum and on how you can help please visit http://www.greenvilledowntownairport.com/MHCC.html

    About Military History Center of the Carolinas (MHCC)

    MHCC was originally formed in the mid 1990's under the name Military Collectors Club of the Carolinas. In 2009, the group was incorporated in South Carolina as a non-profit and was approved as a tax-exempt 501-C3 organization by the IRS. The name was changed to Military History Center of the Carolinas in July 2015 to better reflect the full scope of MHCC operations. For more information about MHCC, please visit www.milhcc.org or contact Sam Cooper at scooper2@charter.net or 864-346-5026

    About GMU

    GMU is the busiest general aviation airport and third busiest airport overall in South Carolina and is a self-sufficient entity with financial strength that doesn't rely on local taxpayers for funding. GMU is home to Greenville Jet Center, the largest Fixed Base Operator (FBO) in S.C., as well as more than 25 other aviation-related businesses creating 453 jobs that annually contribute more than $35.2 million to the Upstate economy. For more information about GMU please visit http://www.greenvilledowntownairport.com or contact Joe Frasher at 864-242-4777 or joe@greenvilledowntownairport.com

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    For your use: A photo of Bucky Smart and photos of items that have been donated so far.
    Age Group
    18+
  • Monday

  • May 1st-31st
  • 9:00am-6:00pm
  • National Inventors Month at TCMU
    View Website May is "National Inventors Month", which means it's time to celebrate the innovators and tinkerers that have enhanced our quality of life wi...
  • May
    1
    Beginning
    May 1st 9:00am
    Ending
    May 31st 6:00pm

    National Inventors Month at TCMU

    Where
    300 College Street, Greenville [ Map ]
    Description
    May is "National Inventors Month", which means it's time to celebrate the innovators and tinkerers that have enhanced our quality of life with their brilliant ideas. South Carolina has produced their fair share of creative thinkers:

    Free Fall Amusement Ride- Gerald Barber of Greenville, SC is an amazing inventor. Not only did he invent the Free Fall ride that people rave about all over the country, he also invented more efficient wind turbines.
    X-Men--Although, Dave Cockrum was born in Oregon, he spent most of his life in Belton, SC. He was an amazingly talented comic book artist.
    Rice Krispies Characters-Vernon Grant lived most of his life in Rock Hill, SC. Without him, we would not have those beloved characters Snap, Crackle, and Pop!
    GaBBY Bows- Gabrielle Goodwin was chosen as the 2015 South Carolina Young Entrepreneur of the Year. She and her mom, Rozalynn live in Columbia, SC. The double-face, double-snap barrettes were invented because Gabby kept losing hers. The stronger, no-slip barrettes are now sold in 48 states and eight countries around the world.

    Did you know that the popsicle, ear muffs AND the trampoline were also invented by kids? Kids are natural inventors so turn your classroom into a workshop filled with limitless possibilities! Some activities that your students might enjoy are:

    Make a chart of the steps that real inventors use.
    Stock a work station with an assortment of junk and see what children can create.
    Create a chart of inventors and inventions. Add a 3rd column stating why the invention was created.

    Other activities can be found at:

    "Inventive Kids" is a site where children can learn about inventors and inventions.

    "Scientists & Inventors for Kids" lists an assortment of web sites containing games, activities and stories.

    Print an Inventors' timeline.

    Download a free invention unit.

    Cooperative learning activity.

    Kid-friendly videos: Kid President and Inventions Thought Up by Kids

    Some books that will spark children's interests:

    The Kid who Invented the Popsicle, By Don L. Wulffson: Arranged in alphabetical order with fun-to-read text, this book is packed with the stories behind over 100 inventions.
    I is for Idea, By Marcia Schonberg: I is for Idea explores the development of bicycles, zippers, toilets, computers, and many other inventions that we now take for granted in our daily lives.
    The Most Magnificent Thing, By Ashley Spires: Making a magnificent thing is anything but easy, and the girl tries and fails, repeatedly. This funny book offers a perfect example of the rewards of perseverance and creativity.

    Visit Spark!Lab at TCMU:

    Spark!Lab, one of only six across the country, encourages creativity, collaboration and problem solving by inviting visitors to tinker and explore, as they develop new skills and confidence in their abilities.
    Age Group
    Family Friendly
  • Wednesday

  • May 3rd-Jul 26th
  • All Day
  • Greenbrier Farms CSA 2017
    View Website Greenbrier Farms is pleased to offer two, 13-week seasons of USDA Certified Organic Produce and/or Pastured Meat shares. The first season will run May...
  • May
    3
    Beginning
    May 3rd 12:00am
    Ending
    Jul 26th 12:00am

    Greenbrier Farms CSA 2017

    Where
    766 Hester Store Road, Easley [ Map ]
    Description
    Greenbrier Farms is pleased to offer two, 13-week seasons of USDA Certified Organic Produce and/or Pastured Meat shares. The first season will run May 3rd - July 26th. Second season will run August 2nd - November 15th, taking a brief three week break in late September - early October.

    * Vegetable Share = $416.00 ($32.00 per week)

    *One reusable Greenbrier grocery bag of certified organic vegetables per week. Some non-veggie items; such as pesto, salsa, pizza dough, homemade stocks & fresh bread will also be included from time to time.

    *Pastured Protein Share = $507.00 ($39.00 per week)

    *One reusable Greenbrier grocery bag of pastured meats per week. Each week there will be a variety of chicken, pork, &/or beef. (Examples: whole chickens, sausage varieties, pork chops, pork roasts, ground beef, stir fry beef, stew beef, beef roasts, etc.)

    Drop Points:

    Pickens, Easley, Seneca, Anderson at Greenbrier Farms: 766 Hester Store Road, Easley, SC 29640
    Near Downtown Greenville at The Community Tap: 217 Wade Hampton Boulevard Greenville, SC 29609
    Woodruff Rd Area/Greenville at Whole Foods: 1140 Woodruff Rd # 200 Greenville SC 29607
    Age Group
    Family Friendly
  • Saturday

  • May 6th-Jun 18th
  • 8:00am-12:00am
  • A Smithsonian Exhibit: The Way We Worked
    View Website This is a very preliminary post to say this exhbit is scheduled to open here at the museum on May 6, 2017 and remain until June 18, 2017. The exhibit...
  • May
    6
    Beginning
    May 6th 8:00am
    Ending
    Jun 18th 12:00am

    A Smithsonian Exhibit: The Way We Worked

    Where
    307 Johnson Streeet, Pickens [ Map ]
    Description
    This is a very preliminary post to say this exhbit is scheduled to open here at the museum on May 6, 2017 and remain until June 18, 2017. The exhibit will be shown in our Focus Gallery. Come hear guest speakers talking about the CCC, textile mills and modern technology in the 21st centory.



    From the Smithsonian website- "The Way We Worked, adapted from an original exhibition developed by the National Archives, explores how work became such a central element in American culture by tracing the many changes that affected the workforce and work environments over the past 150 years. The exhibition draws from the Archives' rich collections to tell this compelling story." This statement encapsulates the focus of the exhibit for more information, see http://www.museumonmainstreet.org



    We will also assemble a small companion exhibit comprised of artifacts that we have here in the museum collection, to be shown in the LaVonna Nalley Piper Auditorium located next to our Focus Gallery.


    Please check back often as we keep updating this information.
    Age Group
    Family Friendly
  • Thursday

  • May 25th
  • 2:30pm-4:30pm
  • 2017 Our Upstate Vision Forum "Shaping Our Future"
    View Website The Our Upstate Vision Forum Series was created to provide an opportunity to discuss issues that are impacting current and future growth in the Upstat...
  • May
    25
    Beginning
    May 25th 2:30pm
    Ending
    May 25th 4:30pm

    2017 Our Upstate Vision Forum "Shaping Our Future"

    Where
    1400 Highway 101 S, Greer [ Map ]
    Description
    The Our Upstate Vision Forum Series was created to provide an opportunity to discuss issues that are impacting current and future growth in the Upstate region. We are pleased for this second forum of 2017 to be convened as a partnership between Ten at the Top, The Riley Institute at Furman and Upstate Forever.

    Project Background:
    The 10-county Upstate region is growing. By 2040, our region's population is projected to reach nearly 1,750,00 - an increase of 64% since 1990. How and where we grow will have real impacts on our quality of life - affecting commute times and transportation choices, air and water quality and our pocket books. The Shaping Our Future Growth Scenarios Analysis is an opportunity to explore and debate alternative regional visions for growth keeping in mind their associated fiscal, environmental and quality of life trade-offs. Scenario planning tools have been used to evaluate the impacts of competing development scenarios including current growth trends. For more information, visit www.ShapingOurFutureUpstateSC.org.

    Shaping Our Future Scenario Analysis:
    At the Forum, Upstate Forever, Ten at the Top, and The Riley Institute at Furman will unveil the findings of the study which was guided by a steering committee representing the business sector, local governments and utilities, and community organizations; a technical advisory committee; several focus groups; and community feedback. The study's results will provide a valuable resource demonstrating the wide-ranging impacts of varying growth futures and recommendations for how local communities can work to achieve their visions for future growth. Precursors to this study include Upstate Growth Study, Upstate Reality Check, Upstate Shared Growth Vision and the 2015 Shaping Our Future Speaker Series.


    Key Players:
    The one-year study was conducted by a multi-disciplinary consultant team led by City Explained in conjunction with Stantec and Urban3. This effort was made possible thanks to the generosity of Hollingsworth Funds, Greater Greenville Association of Realtors, Ten at the Top, the Riley Institute at Furman University and Upstate Forever.

    Upstate Regional Forum - $10 per person
    The regional forum will look at the results of the Shaping Our Future Analysis and what these results mean for the future of the Upstate and our residents. There will be a presentation from the principals of City Explained and Urban3 followed by some remarks from Upstate leaders who are among those involved in land-use decision-making within our region.

    Joe Minicozzi is the principal of Urban3, a consulting firm created by Asheville real estate developer, Public Interest Projects. Urban3's work in pioneering geo-spatial representation of economic productivity has prompted a paradigm shift in understanding the economic potency of urbanism and the value of well-designed cities. Their studies for municipalities across the United States and Canada have affected the reevaluation of public policy and a broader understanding of market dynamics created by tax policy. Joe is a sought after lecturer on city planning issues and his work has been featured in numerous journals and at international conferences. He is a founding member of the Western North Carolina-based, non-profit Asheville Design Center. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami and Master of Architecture and Urban Design from Harvard University.

    Matt Noonkester has 20 years of experience managing projects that help local, regional state government officials tackle difficult public policy planning issues. He has extensive experience using geographic information system (GIS) software to measure the built environment and leading community groups through a regional planning process. Mr. Noonkester is a CommunityViz classroom instructor, and routinely speaks at professional conferences, expert panel sessions, and technical user group meetings on the topic of scenario planning. He has also partnered with staff and elected officials throughout the United States to prepare regional growth studies, comprehensive plans, small area plans, corridor studies, capital improvement plans, land development regulations, urban design guidelines, development impact fee ordinances, and other special studies consistent with state law and community context. Before forming City Explained, Inc. in 2015, Mr. Noonkester owned another successful planning firm, led a community planning team at two large planning and engineering firms, and served in the public sector, holding the position of Zoning Compliance Planner for the City of Bloomington, Indiana.

    Please join us as we engage in constructive dialogue to ensure the Upstate remains a great place to live, learn, work, and raise a family!

    The event will take place:
    Age Group
    18+
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