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Don’t forget – March 11th is Spring Forward Sunday!!!


Spartanburg Little Theatre: Titanic, A New Musical

The Spartanburg Little Theatre sets sail with the Tony award winning musical blockbuster “Titanic”

March 9 - 18

http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/calendar.php

Cost: Adults: $25 Seniors: $24 Youth: $17

David Reid Theatre at Chapman Cultural Center

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS TITANIC, the Spartanburg Little Theatre presents this engrossing and haunting Tony award winning musical that vividly depicts one of the most harrowing events in human history. Running for over 800 performances on Broadway, this is the factual story of that ship—of her officers, crew and passengers, to be sure—but the central character of our TITANIC is the TITANIC herself. (Please note: this is not a musical version of the film “Titanic” by James Cameron and does not include the characters portrayed in that film)

 

Spartanburg Repertory Company: “H.M. S. Pinafore”

March 9 - 11

http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/calendar.php

Cost: $30/adults, $24/seniors, $10/students

Broome High School’s Community Auditorium

Presented by The Spartanburg Repertory Company.
One of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most popular operettas about mistaken identity, set in Victorian England on Her Majesty’s Ship, Pinafore. For ticket information, call 583-2776, ext. 518.


United Way of the Piedmont: 2nd Annual Great Cake Bake

March 10th

http://www.uwpiedmont.org/the-great-cake-bake-2.php

Denny’s Corporate Headquarters Lobby

It’s just $10 to enter a children’s book themed cake to benefit Imagination Library. For all ages! Admission is $5. Kids under 10 get in free & get to decorate a cupcake! Moon Bounce, story time + more! All proceeds benefit Imagination Library, an early literacy program of United Way of the Piedmont

 

Spartanburg HQ Library: Self-Defense for Adults

March 10th

http://www.infodepot.org/

Stay safe while you get in shape. Participate in this free introductory self-defense class for some basic self-defense moves to help you stay safe while you get in shape. Offered by certified trainers from the Phoenix Academy of Martial Arts, learn about the ADF (Action Defeats Fear) training while having the chance to participate in some guided demonstrations. This program is in the Barrett Community Room and is appropriate for teens and adults. Please wear comfortable clothing if you would like to practice suggested self-defense moves. Water will be provided.


Spartanburg HQ Library: Going Green @ The Library: Know Your Watershed

March 10th

http://www.infodepot.org/

Join us for our adult community learning series. All about keeping our community clean and green. Provided by the USC Upstate Watershed Ecology Center.


Peter Cooper and Eric Brace

March 10th

The Showroom at Hub-Bub

http://www.hub-bub.com

8:30pm (doors open at 8)
$10 advance/$12 door

The body of work that Eric Brace and Peter Cooper have created reflects their literate sensibilities as songwriters, a love of harmony and wry humor, and their deep respect for the masters they’re lucky enough to play with.  Their most recent project, I Love: Tom T. Hall’s Songs of Fox Hollow, was nominated for a Grammy as well as featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and Weekend Edition.


Zumba at Your Spartanburg County Library

http://www.infodepot.org/

March 11th at Spartanburg Headquarters

Party yourself into shape with this Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning, dance fitness-party. Feel the music and let loose with our certified Zumba instructor, Simone. Enjoy one of the two Zumba sessions starting at 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Classes last an hour and are limited to the first 50 participants to arrive. We recommend that you come 20 minutes prior to the start of each class. This program is provided free of charge by a grant from the Mary Black Foundation.


Hub City Writers Project/Press: Michel Stone, book release for “The Iguana Tree”

March 12th

http://www.hub-bub.com

The Showroom at Hub-Bub

Please join us for the book release celebration for Michel Stone’s “The Iguana Tree” from Hub City Press. Michel will give a book signing and reading. The event is free and open to the public.

Green Screen 2012: Grow!

March 13th at  7pm (doors open at 6:30)

http://www.hub-bub.com/

It’s not just ‘Old MacDonald’ on the farm anymore. All across the U.S. there is a growing movement of educated young people who are leaving the cities to take up an agrarian life. Armed with college degrees, some are unable to find jobs in the current economic slump. Fed up with corporate America and its influence on a broken food system, they aim to solve some of the current system’s inequities by growing clean, fair food. Mostly landless, they borrow, rent or manage farmland in order to fulfill their dreams of doing something meaningful with their lives.  growmovie.net 

The Green Screen Film Series returns! Sponsored by HUB-BUB, the Hub City Farmers Marketthe Hub City Co-OpPartners for Active Living and Upstate Forever, this series runs from February 28–April 17, 2012. This series, all “green” documentaries, has been a huge hit in the past and is back by popular demand. Each event features a panel discussion and offers audience participation. 

Spartanburg HQ Library: Cinema Sandwiched In: On the Town

March 14th, 12:15pm

http://www.infodepot.org/

Cinema Sandwiched In is an afternoon series of classic films on alternating Wednesdays with Music Sandwiched In. This week join us for the musical On the Town (1949; 98 min.), starring Ann Miller, Gene Kelly, and Frank Sinatra. Bring your lunch and enjoy the show. Showtime is 12:15 p.m. in the Barrett Room.


Art Walk Spartanburg – every 3rd Thursday

March 15th

Downtown Spartanburg and beyond.

Maps are available at each gallery in this self-guided tour.

http://www.downtownspartanburg.org/events.php


Retail Therapy - every 3rd Thursday

March 15th

http://www.downtownspartanburg.org/events.php

Downtown Spartanburg - Various Shops/boutiques open evening hours offering special discounts and other surprises


Spartanburg Science Center: Science Camps

Spartanburg Science Center at Chapman Cultural Center

Simple Machines

March 16th, Class Time:  9:30am – noon

Age: 6-11

http://www.spartanburgsciencecenter.org/camps

$17 members/$20 non members

 
Inside-Out

March 16th,   Class Time:  1:00pm - 4:00  pm

Join us as we go inside the body and explore it’s many systems.  From circulation to sight and sound, well study the body from the inside out.

For Ages 6-11

$22 members; $25 non members

Bring a lunch and stay all day

March 16th, 9:30am - 4:00pm

$39 members/$45 non-members

Youth Art Month Exhibition: Celebrating National Youth Art Month

March 3 – April 8; Reception March 12th

http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/calendar.php

Featuring work from all Spartanburg County School Districts, private and home schools.

Student Hallway Galleries/Moseley Building at Chapman Cultural Center

Passion for Lithography: A Life’s Work

Lithographs from the Rolling Stone Print Atelier

March 3 – May 12

http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/calendar.php

Spartanburg Art Museum at Chapman Cultural Center
This critically acclaimed collection of prints represents works by artists who created lithographs at Rolling Stone Press in Atlanta in collaboration with master printer, Wayne Kline.

Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg: Annual Focus on Youth Show

March 5 - 28

Artists’ Guild Gallery at Chapman Cultural Center

http://www.artistsguildofspartanburg.com/

Spartanburg County Regional History Museum: Celebrities of Spartanburg

March 13 – May 31

Cost: $4 Adults, $3 Seniors & Vets, $2 Kids

http://www.spartanburghistory.org/

Spartanburg has produced and welcomed celebrities of all kinds. Come learn who they are and what made them famous! This exhibit is a collaboration of the Regional History Museum and the Little Theatre.

CALENDARS:

NEW: Ten at the Top’s Information portal: http://www.ourupstatesc.info/
Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau: http://visitspartanburg.com

Spartanburg Culture calendar and blog: http://spartanburgculture.com/

Spartanburg County Public Libraries: Events, Exhibits and Programs: http://www.infodepot.org/zS1/Events.asp

Spartanburg Downtown Association Events: http://www.downtownspartanburg.org/events.php
Spartanburg Parks: http://www.spartanburgparks.org/

Converse College: http://www.converse.edu/calendar

USC Upstate: http://www.uscupstate.edu/event/

Wofford College: http://www.wofford.edu/newsroom/story.aspx?id=450521

City of Greenville: http://www.greenvillesc.gov/calendar/calendar.aspx
Fete Greenville: http://www.fetegreenville.com/
What’s the BUZZ in Cherokee County? http://www.cherokeebuzz.com/
Greenwood’s Cultural District: http://www.emeraldtriangle.sc/ArtsCouncil/default.aspx

Upcountry South Carolina: http://www.theupcountry.com/
South Carolina National Heritage Corridor includes the Mountain Lakes Region: http://www.sc-heritagecorridor.org/
Saluda, Tryon, Columbus NC calendar http://www.nc-mountains.org/events/
Asheville Event and Festival calendar: http://www.exploreasheville.com/event-calendar/index.aspx

Mountain Xpress – Asheville and Western NC: http://www.mountainx.com/

Want your event included? Email info.whatsupyall@gmail.com

Spartanburg Youth Theatre: "If You Give A Mouse a Cookie" 

February 10 - 11 

Cost: Adults: $12.00 Children: $9.00 

David Reid Theatre at Chapman Cultural Center 

http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/calendar.php 

Ever thought about what would happen if you gave a mouse a cookie? Don’t expect a thank you and goodbye! Be prepared to run yourself ragged on a playful journey to satisfy the whims of that tiny little rodent! “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie,” based on the popular children’s book by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond, will delight the youngster in us all.

  

Arts with Heart 2012 

February 11th 

The Showroom at Hub-Bub 

https://www.facebook.com/events/327801253917251/ 

Share heart, buy art. Join us for the seventh annual Arts with Heart event, which aims to showcase the talent of local artists and support the organizations of their choice. It’s the citizen supporting an artist, the artist supporting an organization, and the organization, in turn, supporting the needs of Spartanburg’s citizens. Eight artists will exhibit and sell their work, with 40% of the proceeds from each sale benefiting the artist and another 40% benefiting the organization of their choice. This year’s artists and the non-profit organizations they support are: Kris Neely – SPACE; Stacey Hettes - Spartanburg Humane Society; Melissa Pittman - Children’s Security Blanket; Christina Ramsey - HUB-BUB; Gaffney Jarrell - Healing Arts; Elizabeth Bagwell - The Haven; Isabel Forbes - Hatcher Garden; Carroll Foster - Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health. Catered by Palmetto Palette. Admission is free.

 

Globalbike’s “Ride, Climb, Transform” presentation

February 13th

Hot Eye Photography

https://www.facebook.com/events/303033946411520/

Come hear the amazing stories of globalbike’s Ride. Climb. Transform. trips. Last year, globalbike hand-delivered over 100 bikes to careworkers in East Africa, rode our bikes from Nairobi to Mt. Kilimanjaro (about 275 miles), and joined 12 Kenyans and Tanzanians and manyothers from all over the world to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. This year, globalbike will donate even more bikes, circumnavigate the base of Kilimanjaro AND sponsor 15 Kenyan and Tanzanian youth cyclists to take part in the entire journey with us! This year’s event is supported by the United Nations Women’s Organization and will focus on efforts to stop violence against women and girls. The event is free, but a suggested donation of just $20 will earn you a chance to win one of Hot Eye Photography’s stunning prints. The event will include a short slideshow presentation, photo exhibit, and plenty of globalbike goods for sale, including trucker hats, t-shirts and limited edition photograph prints. Not to mention complimentary RJ Rockers brews on tap! Presentation starts at 6:30.

Come learn about this trip and find out how you can support it! Want to help, but can’t make it? Click here to make a donation.
https:// npo.networkforgood.org/ Donate/ Donate.aspx?npoSubscription Id=1001425

The Showroom at HUB-BUB

http://www.hub-bub.com/

February 13th: Karaoke Night. Monday, February 13th 8pm. Pay What You Can. Join us for a night of song, laughter, and a community of voices. DJ JT will host and play your favorites with lyrics projected on the big screen. 

February 16th: The AiR Invitational exhibit reception.Thursday, February 16th, 7-9pm. Admission is Free. Please join us for this annual exhibit curated by our current group of Artists-in-Residence. This year, Travis Blankenship, Eric Kocher, Mark Rice, and Steve Snell have invited artists Ryan MacDonald, Justin Kemp, Ryan Feeney, Grayson Cox, Lauren Pakradooni, and Lou Joseph to exhibit their work for the month-long show.

Music Sandwiched In: Ian Bracchitta Jazz

February 15th

Spartanburg Library Headquarters, Barrett Room

http://www.spartanburgphilharmonic.org/msi.html

Presented by the Music Foundation of Spartanburg. Brown bag it or purchase a box lunch from Panera. This free lunchtime concert series showcases regional talent at the Spartanburg County Public Library Headquarters (Barrett Community Room, 12:15-1:00 pm) on selected Wednesdays. Door prizes include tickets to the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra! For more information, call The Music Foundation of Spartanburg: (864) 948-9020.

Art Walk Spartanburg – every 3rd Thursday

 

February 16th 

Downtown Spartanburg and beyond. 

Maps are available at each gallery in this self-guided tour.

http://www.downtownspartanburg.org/events.php

Retail Therapy - every 3rd Thursday

February 16th

http://www.downtownspartanburg.org/events.php

Downtown Spartanburg - Various Shops/boutiques open evening hours offering special discounts and other surprises

Hub-Bub: Summer Art Show

Saturday, February 18, Noon-9 PM
111 E. Main St. (next to Lime Leaf)
Free and open to the public

summer art (sum’-er / arr’-tuh) noun. —is a practice based in the social world of “hanging out.” Free from any academic or “high-art” intentions, Summer Art demonstrates the beauty that can be found in the common yet beautiful moments of summer life. From cannonballs to backyard games, Summer Art elevates the typical and ordinary to the level of the profound. It shows us that one does not have to be taken too seriously in order to make something provocative, intelligent, and beautiful.

 

OVERVIEW: The Summer Art Show is a one night only, all-day art exhibit focused on bringing a degree of the summer spirit and attitude to the winter season. This event will last twelve hours (noon to midnight) and will feature summer-themed artwork, poetry, and performances by HUB-BUB’s artists-in-residence as well as invited guests. 

Spartanburg Regional Foundation: Mardi Gras Carnival

February 21st

Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium Arena

Tickets: $75 benefiting Healing Arts

http://www.regionalfoundation.com/Events/Pages/MardiGrasCarnival.aspx

The 2012 Mardi Gras Carnival will be held on Fat Tuesday, February 21 at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium Arena. The NOTE ROPERS will provide entertainment throughout the evening. In keeping with the “Carnival” theme, guests are invited to wear festive masquerade attire as they enjoy New Orleans-inspired food and beverage. Patrons  will be able to purchase original artwork, as well as themed parties that will be held throughout 2012 in support of the Healing Arts. Tickets purchased after January 27 will be $75. The first Community Healing Arts Program “Mardi Gras Carnival” was a rousing success on March 8, 2011 featuring New Orleans jazz by the DUKES of Dixieland. To support the Community Healing Arts Program, call 560-6727.

Little River Coffee Bar: Fat Tuesday 

February 21st

https://www.facebook.com/events/335604876479948/

Celebrate Fat Tuesday with The Little River Coffee Bar and Cakehead Bakeshop! We will have drink specials like cafe au laits and Cakehead Bakeshop will have some delicious New Orleans inspired treats. We will have live music at 7:30pm with B Natural Jazz Quartet (bnjazz.com). The Coffee Bar will be staying open until 10pm.

Laura Spong: Chasing the Undertow

Continues through February 18th

Spartanburg Art Museum

http://www.spartanburgartmuseum.org/

Free Admission sponsored by SAM Art & Antique show

Laura Spong is one of South Carolina’s best known non-objective painters. In a career that started in 1948, her reputation has soared in recent years. This exhibit will focus on the evolution of Spong’s Abstract Expressionist style, and how that style, “visually portrays her ‘inner journey’ as she has searched for meaning and purpose in life.”

 

Spartanburg Art Museum (SAM): Fourth Annual Art & Antique Show

February 23 – 26

Cost varies depending on activity

http://www.spartanburgartmuseum.org/

The Spartanburg Art Museum will host the Fourth Annual Art & Antique Show, benefiting the Spartanburg Art Museum, on February 23-26, 2012. This exciting event will give people in the Upstate an opportunity to see, learn about and purchase predominantly 18th & 19th century American, English, and Continental antiques and accessories from dealers outside of the Upstate area. Vendor merchandise will include the following: antique furniture, silver, jewelry, porcelain, paintings, fine art, oriental rugs, linens, and garden accessories.
Showcasing a wide array of fine art and antiques and hosting nationally known speakers, the Art & Antique Show has become the premier fundraising event for the Spartanburg Art Museum.

 

Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg: Multi-cultural exhibit

February 1 - 24

Artists’ Guild Gallery at Chapman Cultural Center

http://www.artistsguildofspartanburg.com/

 

Spartanburg School District 4 Exhibit

February 2 – 20

Student Hallway Galleries/Moseley Building at Chapman Cultural Center

http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/calendar.php

 

Spartanburg County Regional History Museum: African-American Artists of Spartanburg

February 1 – 29

Cost: $4 Adults, $3 Seniors & Vets, $2 Kids

http://www.spartanburghistory.org/

Come enjoy this exhibit featuring African American Artists of Spartanburg and collections of local African American works including paintings, pottery, sculptures and other media. Spartanburg’s rich multi-cultural heritage comes alive in this special exhibit!

 

 

CALENDARS:

NEW: Ten at the Top’s Information portal: http://www.ourupstatesc.info/
Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau: http://visitspartanburg.com

Spartanburg Culture calendar and blog: http://spartanburgculture.com/
Spartanburg County Public Libraries: Events, Exhibits and Programs: http://www.infodepot.org/zS1/Events.asp

Spartanburg Downtown Association Events: http://www.downtownspartanburg.org/events.php
Spartanburg Parks: http://www.spartanburgparks.org/

Converse College: http://www.converse.edu/calendar

USC Upstate: http://www.uscupstate.edu/event/

Wofford College: http://www.wofford.edu/newsroom/story.aspx?id=450521

City of Greenville: http://www.greenvillesc.gov/calendar/calendar.aspx
Fete Greenville: http://www.fetegreenville.com/
What’s the BUZZ in Cherokee County? http://www.cherokeebuzz.com/
Greenwood’s Cultural District: http://www.emeraldtriangle.sc/ArtsCouncil/default.aspx

Upcountry South Carolina: http://www.theupcountry.com/
South Carolina National Heritage Corridor includes the Mountain Lakes Region: http://www.sc-heritagecorridor.org/
Saluda, Tryon, Columbus NC calendar http://www.nc-mountains.org/events/
Asheville Event and Festival calendar: http://www.exploreasheville.com/event-calendar/index.aspx

Mountain Xpress – Asheville and Western NC: http://www.mountainx.com/

Want your event included? Email info.whatsupyall@gmail.com

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving from Becky Pittman, producer, and Amy Wood, host, of the What’s Up Y’all web show. We’re grateful for the many organizations that make our city, Spartanburg, a vibrant place to live, work and raise a family. They allow us to highlight those “feel-good” stories – feeding the community, building homes for deserving families, honoring vets, cheering on emerging artists making CDs or a Carnegie Hall debut, bringing high tech to small towns through mentoring, and, most recently, printing and releasing a book that features “Artists Among Us.” The list goes on and on. Do you live in Upstate SC or western NC and have a story or an event to share? Email us at info.whatsupyall@gmail.com

A great event update to start Thanksgiving Day – Partners for Active Living (PAL) reports that 735 runners & walkers participated in Spartanburg’s 7th Annual Turkey Day 8K. The registration fee is one or more cans of food. Over 4500 cans have been donated since 2007.  Contact PAL and Spartanburg Running Club for more race opportunities.

Did you see 7 On Your Side’s list of places to donate, volunteer or get a meal on Thanksgiving Day? http://www2.wspa.com/news/2011/nov/24/2/where-donate-volunteer-or-get-meal-thanksgiving-ar-2736380/

Eating out on Thanksgiving Day? Here’s Spartanburg Herald-Journal’s list of local restaurants that will be open today.

http://www.goupstate.com/article/20111123/ARTICLES/111241004/1112?Title=Spartanburg-eateries-offer-feasts-for-Thanksgiving-Day

Looking for a family movie? Get some insight from a Kid Critic. “Lights Camera Jackson” began his movie critic career at age 7 ½.

http://www.lights-camera-jackson.com/index.php

You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday but do you know about Small Business Saturday? This 2nd annual event sponsored by American Express encourages you to “Shop Small.” This week’s blog will feature a few of the local businesses and artists who post on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/WUYall

Spartan Photo Exhibit at Chapman Cultural Center
November 16 – December 15
https://www.facebook.com/spartanphotocenter
http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/calendar.php
Spartan Photo Center has recently hosted their first annual photography contest open to the general public. With the great success of the college student contest earlier in the year they discovered quickly that many people were eager to show off their impressive skills and passion. Spartan Photo ended up with nearly 100 entries for the public’s viewing and voting pleasure.


All photos have been displayed in the second floor Stairway Gallery of the Chapman Cultural Center (open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.) on East Saint John Street in downtown Spartanburg, directly across the street from Spartan Photo Center and is open to the public for voting. Every person is free to choose their top ten favorites (there is a form and voting box in the gallery) and the top ten will be further voted on by the online Facebook crowd with the winners to be announced in December 2011.

The grand prize for this contest is a Diana film camera, a poster print of the winning shot, also to be displayed in the store, free food and prizes from the various sponsors (Spartan Photo Center, The Chapman Cultural Center, Cribb’s Kitchen, Converse Deli, Groucho’s, Hub Diggity Dog), and an ad in the local paper. A grand total of over $300 in prizes! Second & Third place winners will also receive a 16x20inch poster print of their prize winning photo as well as select prizes from the sponsors.


Pack a lunch, grab the kids, and enjoy a picnic at Barnett Park, voting on the photos and visiting the various exhibits at the Cultural Center, and stop by Spartan Photo Center for a free cup of coffee and some good conversation. We are excited to meet you. Spartan Photo Center, Inc. has been expertly supplying photographers in the Spartanburg/Greenville area with new product information, the newest techniques, repairs, accessories, upgrades, and photo printing for over 25 years. If you would like more information about this topic or to set up an interview with Owner, Mike Wojcik, call Hannah Bingham at (864) 583 – 6835 or email at SpartanPhotoCenter@Gmail.com

Small Business Saturday: Little River Coffee Bar
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Little-River-Coffee-Bar/113537798667010
Holiday Gift Card Special - Buy $50, Get $10.  

Small Business: West Main Artists Cooperative’s Holiday Open House
November 26 – 27
https://www.facebook.com/pages/West-Main-Artists-Cooperative/158098593382
http://westmainartists.org/

Located at 578 West Main Street in Spartanburg, SC, the West Main Artists Co-op is a group of artists, crafters, writers, and musicians who are joining forces to create studio, exhibition, and retail spaces in an effort to enhance the local art scene and help revitalize downtown Spartanburg. We will be OPEN Friday starting at 10 am and running until 4 pm. HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE! Forget the BIG BOX STORES and the MAUL…I mean , MALL !! Unique and one of a kind gifts, jewelry and pottery and more. This Holiday/Black Friday shop with WEST MAIN ARTISTS and BUY LOCAL. Have a SAFE and HAPPY TURKEY DAY.

Small Business: The Urban Planter in Spartanburg
November 26th
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Urban-Planter/204460606293297
The Urban Planter features artwork, photography and plants from local artists and nurseries. “We will be giving away 5 gift cards on Saturday Nov 26th in recognition of Small Business Saturday. Stop by the store, drop your name in the hat, you will not have to be there to win. We will contact the winners at the end of the day. The gift cards will range from $10.00-$50.00 in value.

 

The Showroom at HUB-BUB
http://www.hub-bub.com/
November 28th – “River Time” screening
Experience the documentary of nature writer and Wofford College professor John Lane’s journey down Spartanburg’s rivers, from his back yard to the sea. “River Time,” directed by Chris Cogan, is a 30-minute documentary about John Lane and his 11 day canoe trip featured in Lane’s new book “My Paddle to the Sea.” Free and open to the public. Q&A to follow screening.

Spartanburg Downtown Association: A Dickens of a Christmas
November 29th
https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Dickens-of-a-Christmas/267695609938246
http://www.spartanburgdickens.org/
The 18th annual A Dickens of a Christmas Victorian Christmas celebration, will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in downtown Spartanburg. *In case of severe weather, A Dickens of a Christmas will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2011. The event, organized by the Spartanburg Downtown Association, will feature horse drawn carriage rides, roasted chestnuts, hand bell choirs, ballet dancers, characters from the Charles Dickens novel, living windows, holiday choirs, and the magical Denny’s Tree Lighting Ceremony. The Tree Lighting Ceremony will get underway at 7:30 p.m. and will include a community sing-along of favorite Christmas songs.

Santee Cooper Lecture Series on Sustainability & Energy
November 29th
Wofford College, Phase V, Room 113 (Evins Street)
https://www.facebook.com/events/208625659215682/

http://www.wofford.edu/newsroom/story.aspx?id=452167 

Rick Bass was born in Fort Worth, Texas, the son of a biologist, and he studied petroleum geology at Utah State University. He grew up in Houston, and started writing short stories while working as a petroleum geologist in Jackson, Miss. In 1987, he moved with his wife, the artist Elizabeth Hughes Bass, to the remote Yaak Valley near Troy, Montana, where he worked to protect his adopted home from roads and logging. Bass has served on the board of both the Yaak Valley Forest Council and Round River Conservation Studies. He continues to give readings, write, and teach around the country and world. His papers are held at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library at Texas Tech University and Texas State University-San Marcos. 

 

Hub City Empty Bowls: This session may feature glazing instead of bowl-making
November 30th
The Showroom at HUB-BUB
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=316560225027254
http://hubcityemptybowls.com/
Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. The basic premise is simple: potters and others work with their community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to an organization working to end hunger and food insecurity. Between now and December 1, the Spartanburg community will be making hundreds of pottery bowls which will be fired and glazed by volunteers just in time to be filled with soup from local restaurants during a downtown event on January 26, 2012 at Indigo Hall (190A-Ezell Street) from 11am-7pm.

The bowls will be sold to benefit Total Ministries; an organization that provides basic needs to assist families in Spartanburg County who are facing a financial crisis. http://www.totalministries.org/

If your class, church group, civic group, best friends, etc. want to join a day of making bowls please contact Cheryl@hub-bub.com. If your restaurant wants to provide soup or bread during the January 26 event, please contact us at EmptyBowls@hub-bub.com.

Home for the Holidays: A Victorian Christmas
December 1st
Hampton Heights Historic District in Spartanburg
Cost: $25 per person includes tour, hors d’oeuvres and wine
http://hamptonheights.org/

On June 18, 2010, one of Spartanburg’s historic treasures, the Arthur Irwin home in the Hampton Heights Historic District, went up in flames. The blaze, which burned for several hours, consumed the roof, attics, and tower. To neighbors, the home is the flagship of the neighborhood because of its beauty, architectural significance and grandeur. On Thursday, December 1, the Hampton Heights Neighborhood Association will host Home for the Holidays: A Victorian Christmas. This evening event will highlight and celebrate the restoration of this magnificent Victorian home. Tickets are $25 per person and include a tour of the home, hors d’oeuvres and wine. For tickets visit www.hamptonheights.org or visit Upstate Forever at 100 East Main Street Spartanburg, SC. 

Converse College Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols
December 1st
http://www.converse.edu/event/2011-12-1/annual-festival-lessons-and-carols
Twichell Auditorium at Converse College
FREE and Open to the Public

Glendale Outdoor Leadership School Kids Night (Parents Night Out)
December 2nd
http://www.setgols.org/
Cost: $20/child ($18 for PCF members), $5 sibling discount
New for the Fall- Kids Night at GOLS. Fun for all ages. You get an affordable night out while your kids have a blast. First Friday of each month from 6-9pm. Includes climbing, games, nature craft, and snack. Cheaper than a babysitter and a lot more fun! Call to sign up or visit our website.

Spartanburg Youth Theatre presents “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!”
December 2 – 3
http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/calendar.php
Cost: Adults $12; Children $9
David Reid Theatre at Chapman Cultural Center
Holiday preparations, candy canes, and snowflake drawings mingle with tattletales, greedmeisters, and germ-o-phobes in “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!”, a delightful show based on the popular Junie B. Jones book series. Junie B. is for all those who appreciate a dash of grossness—gloppy sneezes and luxuriant burps that register high on the Richter scale. Don’t miss this family-friendly story that captivates both children and adults alike.

First North: Twin Living Christmas Trees and Spartanburg Christmas Spectacular
December 2 – 4
Tickets: Gold Seating $15; Silver Seating $10; Red Seating - $5
http://www.twinlivingtrees.com/
New Amazing, Dramatic Digital Lighting! 300 voice choir and 50 piece orchestra. The popular Dance of The Toy Soldiers. Christmas Bears and The Nativity. Luke 2 comes to life!

Spartanburg County Regional History Museum’s Christmas in Spartanburg: The 1960s
November 29 – January 28
http://www.spartanburghistory.org/
Cost: $4 Adults, $3 Seniors & Vets, $2 Kids
Step back in time to Christmas in the 1960s with glitz and glam, not to mention aluminum trees, electric lights, holiday albums, and television specials. Remember again, or experience for the first time, the era’s authentic toys and vintage ads in an exhibit featuring ‘60s-era furniture. Make an ornament inspired by the many Christmas wreaths during the time of JFK, the Apollo missions, The Beatles, the Civil Rights Movement, and Vietnam. Converse College Intern Alexandria Brown was the student curator for the exhibit and will offer a gallery talk at the December 9 reception. Join us at between 5:30 and 7:30 that evening for an evening of refreshments, learning and nostalgia!

Partners for Active Living: ‘Twas the Scavenger Hunt Before Christmas
December 3rd
Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail in Spartanburg
https://www.facebook.com/events/321190287897252/
Join us for a kid’s Christmas themed scavenger hunt on the Rail Trail! Beginning at the Henry Street Trailhead of the Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail. All ages welcome! Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to give to Children’s Security Blanket (toys will be collected at the Hot Spot Skate Park). Hot chocolate will be served at the Hot Spot Skate Park following the scavenger hunt! Also stay and enjoy the silent auction where all proceeds go towards Children’s Security Blanket.

Wofford College Christmas Choral Concert
December 3rd
http://www.wofford.edu/
Leonard Auditorium in Main Building at Wofford College
Wofford Singers to perform. Free and Open to the Public.

Tour Christmas in Spartanburg: A History
December 3rd
http://www.spartanburghistory.org/
Spartanburg County Historical Association:Price House, Seay House and 1960s Spartanburg
Cost: $12 Adults; $6 Ages 5-17 - all inclusive
Experience 150 years of Christmas in one day! At Price House, see sparse decorations of greenery and hear about the limited celebrations of frontier settlers in the early 1800s. At Seay House, find out how the county’s rural residents marked the day in the 1890s, as decorations become a bit more elaborate and familiar. At Spartanburg Regional History Museum, remember Christmas in the 1960s with its aluminum trees, electric lights, vinyl holiday albums, and full-color television specials.

 

HUB-BUB presents Holiday Handmade Hoopla
December 3rd, VIP Preview 10am-12pm, General Shopping 12-6pm
The Bijou Building, 174 E. Main St. in downtown Spartanburg
Cost: VIP ticket $15
http://www.hub-bub.com/
Holiday Handmade Hoopla is a new juried art and craft market in Downtown Spartanburg that connects regional artists with holiday shoppers. Support local artists and artisans this holiday season! VIP ticket, $15, includes shopping without the crowd, live music, free food and drink. Available at HUB-BUB.com!

Let Heaven and Nature Sing Art Show and Book Signing
December 3rd
Wet Paint Syndrome at Hillcrest Specialty Row on Fernwood-Glendale Rd.
https://www.facebook.com/events/190023134414547/

Kirk and Kris Neely have teamed up to create a show of landscapes, images from nature, and guardian angel paintings for the holiday season. Join us as we celebrate a year of new beginnings and creative ventures. Kirk’s new titles: Banjos, Barbecue, and Boiled Peanuts was published by Hub City Writers Project in 2011. Santa Almost Got Caught: Stories for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year was released in October 2011. Kris was recently featured in Artists Among Us published by Hub City Writers Project.

Purchase gifts for the Holidays.
Christmas Reading………………….11:00am
Artists’ Talk……………………………..3:00pm
Call Kris at 
864.252.7707 for an appointment on another day that suits your holiday schedule!

Christgiving – An Alternative Gift Fair
December 3rd
Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church of Easley
https://www.facebook.com/events/245864298806304/
A place to shop for “gifts” for family and friends by making donations in their honor to local organizations that cover a wide range of community needs. Shoppers will receive beautiful cards in which to present their “gifts.” Plus there will be some traditional gifts benefiting charities, and a soup luncheon.  Best of all — you will find the true joy of giving. Benefiting organizations include Mary’s House, Bethlehem Center, Heifer International, United Christian Ministries, Pickens County Meals on Wheels, Pickens County Habitat for Humanity, United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (GAIHN), & others.

Gaffney High School: “To Kill A Mockingbird”
Gaffney High School Theatre
December 8 – 10
Cost: $5 for students and $6 for adults
http://www.cherokeebuzz.com/calendar/
http://www.showtix4u.com/index.php?search=sc&fb_source=message

CALENDARS:

Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau: http://visitspartanburg.com

Spartanburg Culture calendar and blog: http://spartanburgculture.com/

Spartanburg County Public Libraries: Events, Exhibits and Programs: http://www.infodepot.org/zS1/Events.asp

Spartanburg Downtown Association Events: http://www.downtownspartanburg.org/events.php

Spartanburg Parks: http://www.spartanburgparks.org/

Converse College: http://www.converse.edu/calendar

USC Upstate: http://www.uscupstate.edu/event/

Wofford College: http://www.wofford.edu/newsroom/story.aspx?id=450521

City of Greenville: http://www.greenvillesc.gov/calendar/calendar.aspx

Fete Greenville: http://www.fetegreenville.com/

What’s the BUZZ in Cherokee County? http://www.cherokeebuzz.com/

Greenwood’s Cultural District: http://www.emeraldtriangle.sc/ArtsCouncil/default.aspx

Upcountry South Carolina: http://www.theupcountry.com/

South Carolina National Heritage Corridor includes the Mountain Lakes Region: http://www.sc-heritagecorridor.org/

Saluda, Tryon, Columbus NC calendar http://www.nc-mountains.org/events/

Asheville Event and Festival calendar: http://www.exploreasheville.com/event-calendar/index.aspx

Mountain Xpress – Asheville and Western NC: http://www.mountainx.com/

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