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  • Saturday

  • Apr 29th
  • 7:00pm-10:00pm
  • Maestro Sarah Ioannides to conduct her "Grand Finale"
    View Website Maestro Sarah Ioannides to conduct her "Grand Finale" SPARTANBURG, SC— On Saturday, April 29 at 7:00pm, Sarah Ioannides will retur...
  • April
    29
    Beginning
    Apr 29th 7:00pm
    Ending
    Apr 29th 10:00pm

    Maestro Sarah Ioannides to conduct her "Grand Finale"

    Where
    200 East Saint John St. [ Map ]
    Description
    Maestro Sarah Ioannides to conduct her "Grand Finale"

    SPARTANBURG, SC— On Saturday, April 29 at 7:00pm, Sarah Ioannides will return to the stage for her final performance with the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO). The concert will be held in Twichell Auditorium at Converse College. Doors open at 6:00pm, and the pre-concert chat, "Classical Conversations" hosted by Dr. Chris Vaneman, will be held from 6:15-6:45pm in the auditorium. Tickets start at $25 each and can be purchased by telephone — (864) 596-9724 — or in person at Twichell's box office. Tickets are also available online at SpartanburgPhilharmonic.org.

    In August of 2015, Maestro Ioannides announced that she would be stepping down from the podium, ending her 12 year tenure with the SPO in the spring of 2017. "Spartanburg is, and always will be, an important and very special part of my life – not only for me but for my family as well. The last twelve years have been musically inspiring. I am so very proud of the orchestra and everything we have accomplished," Ioannides said. "I firmly believe the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra will continue to be successful, long into the future, standing strong as one of the premier musical establishments."

    For her Grand Finale with this symphony, Ioannides will offer a special program that brings her time with the orchestra full circle. The orchestra will perform Debussy's Nocturnes: Sirènes with the Converse Chorale, the ensemble that was featured on her debut concert as Music Director of the SPO. The evening will culminate in the performance of the spectacular "Organ" Symphony by Saint-Saëns featuring Brennan Szafron – the very first piece that Ioannides ever conducted here in Spartanburg. The program will also include Bizet's famous Carmen Suite no. 1 followed by Fauré's Fantaisie for Flute and Orchestra which will feature SPO's principal flute, Rhea Jacobus.

    "I will particularly miss seeing Sarah's wonderful capacity to forge a sensitive, unified musical poem out of what starts out as individual viewpoints," says Jacobus. "This is a phenomenal ability, and one that I have repeatedly watched with fascination and enjoyment during our rehearsals throughout the years."

    Ioannides has led the orchestra through a period of significant artistic growth and increased community engagement. During her time with the orchestra, she has brought diverse, exciting, and innovative programs to Spartanburg, collaborating with world-renowned composers and guest artists like Pepe Romero, Evelyn Glennie, Vadim Gluzman, and Dario Marianelli. The SPO has reached national acclaim under her baton and solidified its place among the most vibrant performing ensembles in the country.

    Passionate about education, Ioannides and the SPO began a partnership with Carnegie Hall in 2012, each year performing the "Link Up" program for thousands of Spartanburg elementary school students. And in 2014, the orchestra was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Grant for its educational outreach.

    The orchestra will celebrate their time with Sarah Ioannides at their "Maestro, Mozart, and Motorcycles" fundraising gala on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Spartanburg Marriott. The event will include a silent auction and feature a raffle for a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. All proceeds will go to support the SPO's education and outreach programs that are offered throughout Spartanburg county for free. Tickets for the gala as well as the raffle are available online or through the SPO administrative offices.

    A search for Ioannides's replacement continues next season as three candidates will each take a turn at the podium, auditioning for the position of Music Director. All three audition concerts will take place at Twichell Auditorium as a part of the regular SPO season. Audience members will have an opportunity to meet the candidates after each show and will be encouraged to provide feedback about their musical experiences. The Search Committee will announce the new Music Director in early 2018, and he will take to the podium for the 70th Anniversary of the SPO in the fall of that year.
    Age Group
    Family Friendly
  • 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
  • Tuesday

  • May 2nd
  • 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Tell Me About it Tuesdays
    View Website Would you like more information about the lions, the alligators or another one of our residents? Docents will be on hand in front of select exhibits t...
  • May
    2
    Beginning
    May 2nd 10:30am
    Ending
    May 2nd 12:30pm

    Tell Me About it Tuesdays

    Where
    150 Cleveland Park Dr, Greenville, SC 29601, USA [ Map ]
    Description
    Would you like more information about the lions, the alligators or another one of our residents? Docents will be on hand in front of select exhibits throughout the zoo every Tuesday, September through May. Join us during these displayed times to speak with our knowledgeable staff about our animal ambassadors.

    When: Tuesdays, September through May, at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
    Where: In front of select exhibits throughout the zoo. A featured exhibit will be highlighted each week.
    Cost: Admission to the zoo

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    Dates & Exhibits
    Date
    Area Exhibit
    September 6, 2016 Asia Siamang Gibbons
    September 13, 2016 Africa Aldabra Tortoise
    September 20, 2016 South America Toco Toucan
    September 27, 2016 Primate Row Colobus Monkeys
    October 4, 2016 Africa Giraffe
    October 11, 2016 Asia Red Panda
    October 18, 2016 Africa Lions
    October 25, 2016 South America Aviary
    November 1, 2016 Farmyard Chickens
    November 8, 2016 Primate Row Schmidt's Guenons
    November 15, 2016 Farmyard Pot-bellied Pig
    November 22, 2016 Asia Orangutan
    November 29, 2016 Ektopia Gila Monster
    December 6, 2016 Asia Leopard
    December 13, 2016 South America Ocelots
    December 20, 2016 Primate Row Lemurs
    December 27, 2016 Farmyard Goats
    January 3, 2017 Lagoon Flamingos
    January 10, 2017 Asia Prevost Squirrels
    January 17, 2017 Asia Leopards
    January 24, 2017 Farmyard Owl
    January 31, 2017 Closed Closed
    February 7, 2017 Closed Closed
    February 14, 2017 Ektopia Burmese Python
    February 21, 2017 South America Rheas
    February 28, 2017 Asia Hornbills
    March 7, 2017 South America Aviary
    March 14, 2017 Africa Lions
    March 21, 2017 South America Coatimundi
    March 28, 2017 Africa Giraffe
    April 4, 2017 Asia Orangutan
    April 11, 2017 South America Anteater
    April 18, 2017 Ektopia Iguana
    April 25, 2017 Farmyard Call Ducks
    May 2, 2017 Lagoon Alligators
    May 9, 2017 Africa Giraffe
    May 16, 2017 Lagoon Black Swan
    May 23, 2017 Asia Orangutan
    May 30, 2017 South America Anteater
    Age Group
    Family Friendly
  • Tuesday

  • May 2nd
  • 7:00pm-10:00pm
  • Greenville Drive Home Game vs. Asheville
    View Website Fluor Field at the West End is located on the city block bordered by Main Street, Field Street, and Markley Street. The stadium is visible from August...
  • May
    2
    Beginning
    May 2nd 7:00pm
    Ending
    May 2nd 10:00pm

    Greenville Drive Home Game vs. Asheville

    Where
    Fluor Field, 945 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601, USA [ Map ]
    Description
    Fluor Field at the West End is located on the city block bordered by Main Street, Field Street, and Markley Street. The stadium is visible from Augusta Street.

    FREE Parking is available at County Square, approximately a 10 minute walk from the stadium. For the convenience of the fans, a complimentary shuttle service runs from County Square to the Field Street Gate. For a County Square parking map, click HERE.

    FREE Valet Parking is also available to our handicap fans. This service is available at the Main Street Gate. You do not have to worry about parking your car, because the Drive will do it for you. Your car will then be waiting for you at the conclusion of the ballgame.

    From points North
    I-85 South to I-385 North (Exit 51 toward Downtown Greenville)
    I-385 North becomes North Street
    Turn Left onto Church Street
    Turn Right onto University Ridge
    County Square Parking on the right

    From points South
    I-85 North to I-185 (Exit 42 toward Downtown Greenville)
    Continue straight as I-185 becomes Mills Avenue
    Turn Left onto Augusta Road
    Turn Right onto Harris Street
    County Square Parking on the left
    Age Group
    Family Friendly
  • Tuesday

  • May 2nd
  • 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Cesar Chavez, Power of Words Talk, Free
    View Website Join an audience that loves talking back to history to discuss Cesar Chavez's message of non-violence, protest and hope with Vera Gómez, worksh...
  • May
    2
    Beginning
    May 2nd 7:00pm
    Ending
    May 2nd 8:30pm

    Cesar Chavez, Power of Words Talk, Free

    Where
    Hughes Main Library, 25 Heritage Green Pl, Greenville, SC 29615 [ Map ]
    Description
    Join an audience that loves talking back to history to discuss Cesar Chavez's message of non-violence, protest and hope with Vera Gómez, workshop facilitator, performance poet, SmartArts' teaching poet, founding member of Greenville Poetry Slam, president of Emrys and author of "Barrio Voices."
    For Vera Gómez, the story of Cesar Chavez is not just history. It's personal. Vera was born to immigrant parents and raised in Lubbock, Texas. Cesar Chavez was the voice that spoke for her family. Vera is a bi-lingual poet and a firm believer in the power of words.
    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
  • Wednesday

  • May 3rd
  • 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Upstate Advocacy Day @ the Statehouse
    View Website The Upstate Chamber Coalition speaks for the Upstate business community with a strong, unified voice. Our mission is to make the Upstate the absolute ...
  • May
    3
    Beginning
    May 3rd 9:00am
    Ending
    May 3rd 9:00pm

    Upstate Advocacy Day @ the Statehouse

    Where
    1100 Gervais Street, Columbia [ Map ]
    Description
    The Upstate Chamber Coalition speaks for the Upstate business community with a strong, unified voice. Our mission is to make the Upstate the absolute best place to do business in the world. UCC Advocacy Day is your opportunity to help us accomplish this mission. Join us for UCC Advocacy Day at the Statehouse as we advocate for items on our 2017 Legislative Agenda, and thank our pro-business, Upstate legislators. Meet with legislators one-on-one, visit the House and Senate chambers, and hear from key experts on current issues facing the General Assembly such as workforce development, pension reform, and transportation funding.

    Attorney General Alan Wilson and State Treasurer Curtis Loftis are scheduled to address our group. We'll close the day with a Legislative Reception with legislators from all eight of our Upstate Counties.

    Charter-bus transportation from the Greenville Chamber to and from the Statehouse is a travel option and is open to all coalition chamber members. Space on the charter bus is limited, so please be sure to register early!
    Age Group
    18+
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