The Spartanburg Downtown Association Fashion Show for a Cause
September 23rd noon-1pm
Cost: $10 in advance/$12 at the door. Includes lunch.
Paint our Town Pink: A Kick-Off event for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month which begins on October 1st. See the latest fashions from many of the downtown shops and boutiques. Tickets for the show will be on sale two weeks prior to the show at all participating shops. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health.
Spartanburg Greek Festival
September 22 – 25
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
Cost $2 per person
Kali Sas Orexi ! or καλή όρεξη ! That’s Greek for Enjoy Your Meal… and that’s just what you’ll do at this year’s Greek Festival. Come meet Manny and be prepared to enjoy the best of Greek food. You won’t want to miss the Children’s Play Area, Live Music & Dance, Bookstore, Shopping Bazaar and Silent Auction. For more information or to place your food order ahead of time, please call 585-5961.
Jazz on the Square featuring B Natural Jazz
B Natural Jazz is an ensemble based in South Carolina’s Upstate comprised of three college music students whose talent and taste belies their years. With a set spanning from bop to blues, the group swings into action reviving revered classics with fresh gusto. The band is bassist Kitt Lyles, percussionist Jaron Ferrer, and guitarist Steven Rogers, who coax magic and music out of their respective instruments. Each member approaches their art with a refined, expressive touch. Together, their sophisticated sound is sure to have you tapping your toes.
Hub City Bookshop Events
September 23rd: Scrabble Night. Calling all wordsmiths! Join us for a fun night of casual Scrabble playing. All are welcome! And—new to Scrabble Night—there will be giveaways of books and a Hub City Bookshop gift card! If you have a Scrabble set, we ask that you bring it just in case we need to use it. See you there!
September 29th: Hub City Book Club. All are welcome to join us for the Hub City Book Club discussion of Swamplandia! by Karen Russell.
Hub City Farmers Market: Apple Day
September 24th at Magnolia Train Depot in Spartanburg
September 25th Mobile Market at New Beginnings UMC in Boiling Springs
APPLE DAY IS THIS SATURDAY!! Be one of the first 100 shoppers at the Market and receive a free apple. Join Partners for Active Living on a community bike ride to the Market. Meet Apple Annie and get some yummy apple treats and recipes. Bring the kids for an activity that will turn apples into stars. Listen to the Celtic sounds of local band, Lissakeole. Come to the Market for an apple of a good time!
Also, join the Mobile Market on Sunday from 9:45 - 11:00 a.m. at New Beginnings UMC in Boiling Springs. Get your local food fix from the Mobile Market!
Karma Community Class for Clyde Norris
September 24th 10am to 11am
Zen Garden Yoga
On the last Saturday of each month, Zen Garden Yoga dedicates the 10am class to creating great community Karma. We support a different charity each month by making this class FREE and open to the public. Any and all donations are welcome. This month, we are supporting our fellow fitness community member, Clyde Norris, as he battles Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
Inman Harvest Day
If you haven’t been to Inman, South Carolina’s Harvest Day Festival, this is the year to go! September 24th will mark the 30th anniversary of this free event. Artisans and other vendors, from all parts of the Eastern United States will be present to display and sell their wares. Local farmers and produce vendors will be interspersed throughout the ‘city of tents’ set up on Inman’s Main Street, Mill Street, and Blackstock Street. There will also be a food court for all your stomach’s cravings. Entertainment is scheduled for two venues within the festival area: the primary stage on Main Street, and a stage on Mill Street. Join Inman as they celebrate their 30th Harvest Day Festival!
HUB-BUB.com presents The Next Big Thing 2011
Tickets: General $30; VIP $100
The first annual emerging talent search and competition, where one lucky act will win the coveted event title and reap the awards that accompany it. Join HUB-BUB at the ultimate talent competition on September 24th! Discover the top 8 finalists who will be competing live at the show – and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award!
Hub City Co-op: Live Oak Farms Tour
Live Oak Farms in Woodruff
Cost: $7 per person
Join the Hub City Co-op on a horse-drawn tour of Live Oak Farms at 6:00 PM. Come visit one of the few farms in the United States that still uses horses to plow their fields. The Schaum family farms sustainably on these 82 acres in addition to preserving rare breeds of livestock. See Red Devon cattle, Saint Croix sheep, Bardrock chickens, Suffolk Punch draft horses, and the largest privately owned field of solar panels in South Carolina. The excursion will also include a tour of the Heritage Center, which houses turn of the century farm equipment, tools, and other rare items that were built and used in the South for generations. Please email Anne at email@example.com so we can get a head-count of co-op owners who are interested. Walk-ons welcome as well the day of the event! Parking will be available at the store. Hope to see you at the farm!
Spartanburg Methodist College: 100 Years of Learning
Continues through September 30th
Spartanburg Regional History Museum
Cost:$4 Adults, $3 Srs & Vets, $2 Kids
This fall the Regional History Museum is honoring the 100th anniversary of Spartanburg Methodist College with an exhibit that charts the development of the college from its beginnings in a house in Spartan Mill village with only a single student through its current existence as a 110-acre campus with an enrollment of nearly 800. Curated by SMC Historian Dr. Kathy Cann, the exhibit will include artifacts and textual information from the college’s collection.
Spartanburg International Festival 2011
Barnet Park in Downtown Spartanburg
People from more than 70 countries reside in Spartanburg, South Carolina and more than 100 international businesses make Spartanburg their home. In 1985 the City of Spartanburg hosted its first International Festival to celebrate Spartanburg’s diverse community, today the International Festival has expanded its International connection to reach a more global audience attendance. More than 8,000 people attend to celebrate and explore the world through food, music, dance, folk art and more. Since 2007, a country (or continent) has been selected by International Cultures of Spartanburg to be the honored country for the International Festival. Europe’s Nordic Region is our Honored Countries this year. Countries represented are: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. It has been selected as a Top 20 Event in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society for October – don’t miss it!
Spartanburg Art Museum: Studio Works
Continues through October 1st
Cost: Members: Free; Adults: $4; Seniors: $3; College Students: $2.50; ages 6-18: $2; under 6: free
Not your run of the mill pots and bowls! The internationally known Ceramics Studio of the University of South Carolina serves as a sort of research and development project by developing nonfunctional, sculptural works that can delight and fascinate.
Ingles Markets Presents the Celiac Awareness Tour….gluten free event!
Admission: $5 per adult (children under 12 are free) - portion of the proceeds will be donated to the local celiac organization.
The event will feature expert speakers, celebrity chefs preparing delicious gluten free meals and products from dozens of manufacturers. We welcome the opportunity to increase awareness and create avenues for consumers to receive valuable information, education and gluten free products that will improve their overall health and well-being.
Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg: Opening Reception and 38th Annual Juried Show
September 15 – October 20
Carolina Gallery in Downtown Spartanburg
The Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg will host its 38th Annual Juried Show from Sept. 15 - Oct. 20 at the Carolina Gallery, at 145 W. Main St. in Spartanburg. It is free for public viewing each Tuesday-Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. each week. The exhibit consists of 55 winning selections that were chosen out of more than 200 entries submitted this year from artists in both North and South Carolina. The judging was done by Alfred D. Ward, Emeritus Professor of graduate programs in art at Winthrop University. Over $4000 in prizes will be awarded to winners in five categories: 2D-Painting; 2D-Drawing and Mixed Media; 2D-Photography and Digital Art; 3D-Sculpture, Ceramics, Jewelry, etc.; and Upcycle; as well as a Best in Show award. For more information, contact Executive Director Robin Els, (864) 764-9568.
SLAM! - Saturday Local Art Market
Saturdays June 11th - October 29th West End, Greenville
The Saturday Local Art Market will feature extraordinary handmade local art. Styles include Painting, Photography, Ceramics, Glass, Jewelry, Wood, and Printmaking, plus Handmade Clothing, Furniture and other delights such as children’s arts activities.
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/
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Saluda, Tryon, Columbus NC calendar http://www.nc-mountains.org/events/
Asheville Event and Festival calendar: http://www.exploreasheville.com/event-calendar/index.aspx
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