Event Cancellations Due to Coronavirus

Several upcoming events have been canceled or postponed due to concerns about the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.
Event organizers can contact us to update their event’s information.

Explore family friendly events, theatres, galleries, concerts, nightlife, things to do, and more in the Greenville, SC and Upstate areas.

Saturday, September 19, 2020
KidsZone Drop-In Hourly Childcare ‎Parents Night Out
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm
KidsZone

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Parents Night Out is every Friday and Saturday
From 6pm to Midnight
There will be Free Pizza, Snacks, and Special Treats
It’s one flat fee for 6 hours of childcare
Every weekend we have a different theme with crafts, games, fun activities, pizza, and special treats. Plus, the kids love to play on our indoor play structure, in our tiny town, and with all our toys!
We are a DSS licensed childcare center and our staff are highly qualified teachers, professionally trained in CPR and First Aid, and they are background checked. Providing the best care for your child is our number one priority!
Sunday, September 20, 2020
100 Days and 100 Ways to Get Ready for Election Day
Sep 20 all-day
Online

100 Days and 100 Ways to Get Ready for Election Day

FIND INFO AT:  https://www.lwv.org/blog/100-days-and-100-ways-get-ready-election-day?utm_source=MonthlyHighlights&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=July2020

2021 “Baseball is BACK” Package”
Sep 20 all-day
Online

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The first installment of the Drive’s experiential ticket packages for the 2021 season is the “Baseball is BACK” Package. This unique package combines tickets to 11 games during the 2021 season — including Opening Day — as well as a Greenville Drive hat, a Drive branded COVID-19 mask plus several event experiences — all for just $150. Fans will be strongly encouraged to wear their Drive branded face mask now.

An Abundant Time of Year: How-to Food Preservation
Sep 20 all-day
Online article
Learn to make dilly beans, salsa, fruit butter, and more!
Benefiting Harvest Hope Food Bank
Sep 20 all-day
Harvest Hope Food Bank
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Did you know that one in six South Carolinians struggles with food insecurity and hunger? People can’t function when they’re hungry and many of our neighbors are unable to afford basic needs like groceries. That’s why Harvest Hope Food Bank is turning hunger into hope. They distribute 33 million pounds of food each year throughout the state which allows 20 million vulnerable people to feed themselves and find stability. YOUR DONATIONS MAKE IT POSSIBLE.

Black Folks Camp Too Initiative
Sep 20 all-day
Online

 

Black Folks Camp Too launched as a marketing initiative aimed at connecting Black individuals with camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities. Founder Earl B. Hunter was inspired by his son, Dillion, during a three month RV road trip in which they met only one other black family.

Book lovers Podcasts
Sep 20 all-day
Online

A podcast about books, reading and culture from Spartanburg County Public Libraries.

Brevard Music Center Car Raffle
Sep 20 all-day
Online

Our 2020 Raffle is happening now! We are proud to partner with Hunter Automotive Group in Hendersonville, NC, in this year’s raffle! Only 1,500 tickets will be sold, so get yours online today! You may also call 828-862-2138 to order tickets over the phone.

Our winner will have ultimate flexibility in choice of model: ANY New 2020 Volvo or Subaru from Hunter Automotive Group with a MSRP up to $50,000!

Thank you to all raffle purchasers! Your purchase directly supports the Brevard Music Center!

The drawing will take place on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 3:00pm EST. All mail, phone, and internet orders must be received by 11:59pm EST on Monday, November 30.

Cades Cove Loop Lope
Sep 20 all-day
Cades Cove Loop Lope
Carpooling is essential to maximizing participation in this race. Only 100 vehicle passes will be available for purchase for an additional fee when registration opens. Registrants who do not purchase a vehicle pass must either carpool with a passholder they know or utilize the group transportation option which will be provided by Friends of the Smokies.
Event Date: Sunday November 8, 2020
EVENT: VIRTUAL 5K – 10/25/20-11/8/20
Can’t join us in person? Participate virtually! A virtual race can be run (or walked!) anywhere, even indoors on a treadmill, and anytime. This is a great way to support Great Smoky Mountains National Park on a day, time, and place that works for your schedule. All virtual runners will receive a race t-shirt and undated finisher’s medallion via mail.
Price: $75.00 Race Fee + $4.50 SignUp Fee
Covid Exhibit 2020 – Artists of Spartanburg
Sep 20 all-day
Online

Covid Exhibit 2020 – Artists of Spartanburg

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The artist community is a vital part of Spartanburg and we have all been feeling the pain and anxiety of coping with this disease. Many have been coping with it by making art. In January 2021, we are calling all artists of the community to bring a work they made during this time and exhibit it in our largest gallery – Solomon Gallery. It will run through the months of January and February so that the community will have an opportunity to see this work created by local artists during the pandemic of 2020. We look forward to hosting this historic event.

COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program
Sep 20 all-day
Online

SC Thrive is proud to facilitate the COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program — a program designed to provide emergency rental assistance to South Carolinians facing financial hardships as a result of the Coronavirus crisis — in cooperation with SC Housing.

In an effort to help lessen the outbreak’s economic impacts on state residents, the program will provide emergency assistance to renters affected by shutdowns, closures, layoffs, reduced work hours, or unpaid leave due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Eligible households will receive assistance of up to $1,500 for rent in a one-time, lump-sum payment made directly to property owners or management companies.

Earthskills & Permaculture Immersion
Sep 20 – Nov 8 all-day
Wild Abundance

Earn your Permaculture Design Certificate and transform your life! This class meets one 3-day weekend a month, from April-November 2020, at our campus based near Asheville, NC.

Are you ready to…

– Move toward the lifestyle that you yearn for in your bones?
– Dive deep into the world of permaculture and sustainable living?
– Meet like-minded people who share your passion for living close to the Earth?
– Become initiated into the world of Earthskills?
– Learn how to create a food forest?
– Take time out of your life to feed your connection with the Earth?
– Learn to become more self-sufficient?

Then head on over to our website to learn more about our Earthskills & Permaculture Immersion: https://www.wildabundance.net/classes/earthskills-and-permaculture/

Flat Rock Playhouse: Dave Hart Scholarship Fund
Sep 20 all-day
Online

Dave’s family is proud and honored to create the Dave Hart Scholarship Fund in honor of his dedication to, and passion for the students and families he served and adored. The funds will be used to support full and partial scholarships for Studio 52 students beginning this fall. You can click below to donate or you can mail your donation to PO Box 310, Flat Rock, NC. 28731. Please include Dave Hart Scholarship in memo-line / letter.

For a Strong Upstate You need to be Counted! Take the Census
Sep 20 all-day
Online

Your response helps shape the resources for our region over the next decade.
Even if you’ve already filled out the census, please share with everyone you know.
Do you have college age/young adult children who aren’t living with you? Make sure they get themselves counted!
Do you have customers/clients/employees who need some encouragement to be counted? It only takes a few minutes, and it can be done online or over the phone!
Greenville Bar Crawl: Go All Out in Greenville
Sep 20 – Dec 31 all-day
Downtown Greenville

Prepare for a night out like never before with a Greenville Bar Hunt! Let’s Roam is putting a new spin on the old bar crawl.

The Let’s Roam Greenville Bar Hunt is a fun activity for small groups, team builders, date night or even a birthday or bachelorette party. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, this is the best way to explore the hottest spots in town. Complete exciting photo and video challenges at the as you make your way through pubs, clubs, and dives to see who will be crowned the Bar Hunt Champion!

No reservations and no advance booking required. Must be 21 to participate.

Greenville Drive Heading Home Virtual 5K Run
Sep 20 all-day
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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! 

Participate virtually anywhere September 19 through September 26, 2020. 

All runners will receive as part of their entry, delivered to their doorstep:

  • Official race t-shirt
  • Official race hat
  • Finisher Medal
  • Downloadable Finisher’s Certificate
  • Upload results and view event leaderboard
  • Upload photos from before, during or after your virtual run, create a video and add stickers to share your experience
Greenwood Soup Kitchen Needs Volunteers
Sep 20 all-day
Greenwood Soup Kitchen

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Greenwood Soup Kitchen is in dire need of volunteers to feed the hungry daily. Volunteer numbers have dropped sharply during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

“We’re down to three or four people,” said Norm Fawcett, Greenwood Soup Kitchen chairman. “We’re struggling to prepare soup and meals. We’re looking for a dozen or more volunteers, just one morning per week. Volunteers do not have any contact with our guests. We’re doing take-home meals. Our dining room is closed.”

The urgent volunteer need comes after the soup kitchen reopened its doors Aug. 10, to distribute take-home meals outside the United Center for Community Care. The nonprofit closed briefly earlier this month after a volunteer tested positive for COVID-19.

Kitchen and dining facilities have since undergone industrial cleaning and sanitation by a licensed company, Fawcett said.

Meals are distributed outside the dining room’s main entrance. Masks and gloves are required of volunteers preparing meals at this time.

Leadership Spartanburg accepting applications
Sep 20 all-day
Online
Leadership Spartanburg accepting applications until August 31
The Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to ensuring public health and protecting the well-being of our upcoming 41st class of future leaders. The next class of Leadership Spartanburg will likely look a little different, but the impact will remain the same.
Leadership Spartanburg offers a backstage pass to our county, preparing participants to work within their own community and the region as effective leaders.
Participants will learn about, examine, and respond to the social and economic challenges and opportunities Spartanburg County faces. They will also build relationships with their classmates as they identify organizational and individual opportunities for community involvement.
Please email two letters of recommendation along with your application to Cindy Teaster at [email protected]
Leave it Better Sweepstake Eno + Explore Brevard
Sep 20 all-day
Online

LEAVE IT BETTER SWEEPSTAKES

Enter to win an ENO Leave No Trace Double Nest hammock and suspension system today! ENO and Explore Brevard are excited to partner in the effort to promote our new Leave It Better campaign. Entering is easy. Simply follow these steps and you’ll be automatically entered into the sweepstakes:

 

STEP 1
Follow ENO Hammocks and Explore Brevard on Instagram or Facebook.

 

Step 2
Post an example of how you Leave No Trace and go the extra step to Leave It Better on your own social media account with the hashtag #ILeaveItBetter

 

Step 3
Watch our social media accounts for winner announcements at the end of August, September and October!

 

Each month will have multiple winners so stay tuned.

See below for official contest rules and alternate form of entry.

Service For All: Integration of Public Libraries in Greenville County
Sep 20 all-day
Online

Service for All: Integration of Public Libraries in Greenville County

 

Greenville County Library System is pleased to honor the 60th anniversary of sit-ins which led to the integration of Greenville’s public libraries in September of 1960.

An expanded version of Service for All is on display at the Hughes Main Library and can be viewed during the library’s normal business hours.

–Physical exhibit at Hughes Main Library runs through Oct 1.
–Virtual exhibit on the web runs through Dec 31.