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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Greenville Breakfast Tour
Nov 19 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
In front of Joel's Java (at the Westin Poinsett Hotel)

Greenville’s culinary scene has gained national attention and is often cited for its great array of lunch and dinner destinations. In recent years opportunities to find equally unique and quality breakfast cafes has been added to the foundation of destinations that have served up consistent traditional selections for many years. On this tour they want to highlight some of the not-to-miss delicious selections for a truly memorable breakfast tasting experience. This driving tour will begin on Greenville’s Main Street and will tour you through some of our city’s “hot spots” as well as some of the city’s most beautiful neighborhoods on the way to the restaurants.

Restaurants you will visit:

The Spoonbread Restaurant (Westin Poinsett hotel)
Biscuit Head
Le Petit Croissant

The Food & Drink
The first destination, The Spoonbread Restaurant, has been part of the fabric of downtown Greenville since 1925 when the Poinsett Hotel opened as the grandest hotel in town. After a $25 million renovation, the hotel re-opened in 2000 as the Westin and the Spoonbread resumed delighting its guests with the best daily breakfast buffet in downtown as well as a la carte menu items. On this tour you’ll feel charmed and special in this beautiful environment sampling an array of fresh items from its hot and cold breakfast selections. You’ll also get good insights to the history and significance of this special hotel. 
                     
Next you’ll make your way to a trendy spot in the South Ridge complex on one of Greenville’s gateway corridors. Normally you’ll see people lined up outside the doors waiting to get a taste of their breakfast fare at all times of day. You’ll beat the crowds and get a personalized experience from chefs who may serve you one of their “crowd favorites” or may treat you to something off-menu for a special one-of-a-kind indulgence. To take your taste buds further, you’re encouraged to try selections from their home-made jam and flavored-butter bar. 

“Dressing for the Occasion: Mid-Century Sandburg as Celebrity and Family Man”
Nov 19 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Carl Sandburg Home

Sandburg Clothing on Exhibit

“Dressing for the Occasion” offers visitors a window into the style, culture, and feel of mid-century America. The family’s clothing and accessories weave together the roles of Carl Sandburg as a prominent writer, celebrity, father, and husband. This temporary exhibit offers an exciting opportunity for the public to view objects that are normally in storage or in the possession of Sandburg family members. Tours of the Sandburg Home are offered daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Tickets are available first come, first served, each day from the visitor information area in the ground level of the Sandburg Home.

Nearly every room in the historically furnished house museum will be included in the exhibit. Visitors will see the characteristic scarves Carl Sandburg wore as he played his guitar and sang folk songs to entertain his family and guests, the dress Lilian Sandburg wore to meet President Lyndon B. Johnson, and many other mid-century pieces worn by the Sandburgs and their daughters. Historic photographs, paired with the clothing, will provide context.

Clemson/USC Compete in Rivalry Blood Bowl
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Clemson Campus

Ahead of the big rivalry game next Saturday, Clemson will first go head-to-head with South Carolina in another competition. For the 35th time, the two schools will go compete in the Annual Blood Bowl to see which university can get the most people to donate blood (and save the most lives). Endorsed by All-American Running Back CJ Spiller, The Blood Connection will host several blood drives around Clemson’s campus to help CU bring home the win! TBC is the Clemson community’s blood provider. For TBC Blood Bowl locations and to make an appointment, go to www.thebloodconnection.org/bloodbowl 

WHAT: Alpha Phi Omega’s 35th Annual Blood Bowl
WHO: Clemson University APO vs. University of South Carolina APO
WHERE: Clemson Campus (1 inside and 7 mobile locations): Hendrix (inside), Riggs, Fernow, Brackett, ASC, Vickery, Watts, Bowman *members of the community can donate inside Hendrix
WHEN: November 18-22, 10a-7p every day
WHY: The Blood Connection is the Clemson community’s blood center. TBC is the exclusive blood supplier for every Upstate hospital, including AnMed Health. That means when donors give blood with TBC, it stays local, saving the lives of neighbors and fellow Clemson Tigers. TBC needs around 600 donations a day to maintain a steady supply for local hospitals. Be a team player and save lives with TBC during Blood Bowl week! Let’s beat USC!

Fall Foliage Photography Contest
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

Capture photos of your friends and family members enjoying the vivid hues of fall and enter them into our photo contest. We’ll use the winning entries on our website and Facebook album, and you’ll win some fun prizes. Photos must be taken within the Chimney Rock section of the Park.

No additional costs to enter.

The first-place winner will receive an overnight getaway to Hickory Nut Gorge with a stay at the Historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa, two passes to the Park, brunch for two at the Historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa and two tickets for a tour with Lake Lure Boat Tours.

The contest’s second-place winner will receive two passes to the Park, lunch for two at the Old Rock Cafe and two tickets for a tour with Lake Lure Boat Tours.

Chimney Rock’s Facebook followers will select the People’s Choice Award winner. Followers will have a week to like and share their favorite photo from an album of Winter Photo Contest entries posted on the Park’s Facebook page at facebook.com/chimneyrockparknc. The People’s Choice Award Winner will receive two passes to the Park, lunch for two at Old Rock Cafe and their photo will be featured on the Park’s Facebook page.

Shutterbugs interested in capturing Mother Nature’s wintry beauty can do so by entering Friday through Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the Park’s winter hours.

All entries must be submitted to [email protected] or to the Parks’ Facebook page through Facebook messenger.

https://www.facebook.com/events/354841472011965/?event_time_id=354841495345296

The Utley Collection of Brass Instruments
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Carolina Music Museum

The exhibit features selected pieces from one of the world’s finest collections of over 600 historic brass instruments from the Joe and Joella Utley Collection of Spartanburg, SC. In collaboration with the National Music Museum (NMM) in Vermillion, South Dakota, which will soon house the Utley Collection, Dr. Sabine Klaus, curator of the Utley Collection, worked closely with Tom Strange, Curator and Artistic Director of the Carolina Music Museum to prepare the exhibit.
Tuesday – Saturday 10-5 Sunday 1-5

Empower Hour
Nov 19 @ 11:30 am
YWCA of Asheville

Join us for Empower Hour, a one-hour program and facility tour where you will experience firsthand the YWCA’s work to bridge gaps in earning power, education, health & wellness and access to childcare.

Empower Hours take place twice a month on the first and third Tuesday at 11:30 am.
Lunch is served as part of our Empower Hour, so reservations are required.

To make a reservation: contact Elizabeth Alvandi, Advancement Assistant, at (828) 254-7206 ext. 103 or [email protected]

Book Your Lunch with Mary Whyte
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm
Greenville Country Club

We the people–these words embody the ethos of what it means to be an American citizen. As individuals we are a tapestry of colors and creeds; united we are a nation committed to preserving our hard-earned freedom. In this heart-stirring collection of watercolor portraits of military veterans–one from each of the fifty states–artist Mary Whyte captures this ethos as well as the dedication, responsibility, and courage it takes to fulfill that promise.

Those who raise their hands to serve may join for different reasons, but all–along with their families–make the extraordinary commitment to place the needs of the country before their own. Whyte gives us the opportunity to meet and to see some of them–to really see them. Whyte’s portrait of America includes individuals from many walks of life, some still active duty, and from every branch: women and men, old and young, and from a wide swath of ethnicities, befitting our glorious melting pot. From a mayor to an astronaut, from a teacher to a garbage collector, from a business entrepreneur to someone who is homeless, Whyte renders their unique and exceptional lives with great care and gentle brush strokes.

We the People is not only a tour across and through these vast United States, it is a tour through the heart and soul, the duty and the commitment of the people who protect not only our Constitution and our country but our very lives. We can only be deeply grateful, inspired, and humbled by all of them.

About the Author:

Mary Whyte is an artist and author whose watercolor paintings have earned international recognition. Her works have been exhibited nationally as well as in China and have been featured in numerous publications stateside and in France, Germany, Russia, Canada, China, the United Kingdom, and Taiwan. Whyte is the author of two books published by the University of South Carolina Press-Working South: Paintings and Sketches by Mary Whyte and Down Bohicket Road: An Artist’s Journey. She is also the author of Alfreda’s World, Painting Portraits and Figures in Watercolor, An Artist’s Way of Seeing, and Watercolor for the Serious Beginner. Whyte is the recipient of the Portrait Society of America’s Gold Medal and the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award, South Carolina’s highest honor in the arts.

Greenville Scavenger Hunt
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
220 N Main St, Greenville, SC 29601, United States

Forget tourist-filled museums, make your own memories with a photo scavenger hunt tour in Greenville! On a Let’s Roam scavenger hunt, you and your team will work together to wander throughout Greenville, racking up points and laughs along the way. Greenville Adventure is the perfect small group activity for anyone looking to spend an enjoyable afternoon in Greenville.

Some of the more memorable landmarks you’ll see are: NOMA Square, Swamp Rabbit Trail, Greenville Drive Baseball Stadium, Baseball Library..

Let’s Roam scavenger hunts work great for outdoor team building games in Greenville too! Whether you work in Greenville or are just visiting, you are sure to learn some new facts about the city as well as your teammates on this creative corporate event! This is one of the happiest hours your team will spend together!

Fear not, maids of honor, these hunts are sure fire ideas for Greenville bachelorette parties! Bachelors and bachelorettes will both enjoy roaming around on their wedding-themed Greenville scavenger hunts. Why just bar hop when you and your team can jump for joy as you complete hilarious photo challenges and see the best that Greenville has to offer!

Looking to check out a different part of the city? Check out Downtown Asheville Scavenger Hunt, Classic City Culture & History, and Lap Around Charlotte as well!

Here is some more info about this hunt:

Follow the Blue Ridge Mountains and you’ll find one of South Carolina’s most picturesque cities. On this fun-filled Greenville scavenger hunt, explore the storied buildings, great green spaces and cultural institutions.Is there a waterfall in NOMA Square? Who left their sox in the baseball stadium? Find out on this scavenger hunt of Greenville!

Icon Writing with Teresa Harrison
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kanuga

Join renowned instructor Teresa Harrison for a course in the ancient technique of icon writing. This process inspires prayerful meditation, both while creating the art and reflecting on the finished piece. This six-day retreat includes Eucharist, chant, prayer, silence and lively conversation, free time and social hours.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2168729523183205/?event_time_id=2168729539849870

Literacy Council November Community Box Partner: Chiesa Restaurant
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Chiesa

Community Box Partner

Each month, we are honored to be a community partner to a local non-profit that is working to make Asheville a better place. Over the past year we have supported the following non-profits who are making a difference in our community: Pisgah Legal Services, Mountain Child Advocacy Center, Asheville City Schools Foundation, Helpmate, The Montford Players, Asheville Choral Society, Asheville Symphony, BeLoved, Food Connection, The Montford Neighborhood Association, Immediate Theatre Project, The Asheville Humane Society, Western North Carolina Aids Project, and Big Brothers, Big Sisters.

Great food in Montford and when diners leave donations for the Literacy Council, Chiesa will match up to $500!

Chiesa (Italian for church) is a quaint Italian restaurant featuring generations of family recipes, house-made pasta, and local ingredients. Located in the historic Montford neighborhood, Chiesa (pronounced kee-ay-sa) is housed in a building that has been at the center of the community for over one hundred years, serving as the local grocery store, then as a church, and since 2014, the neighborhood Italian restaurant. Our friendly staff welcomes all guests as family, providing a warm and comfortable atmosphere for both inside and patio dining (when weather permits).

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Bryson City Depot

About This Trip

Over 90,000 guests rode THE POLAR EXPRESS™ with the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in 2018 and we hope to see you in 2019! The 1¼ hour round-trip excursion comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special visit at the North Pole. Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, guests on board will enjoy warm cocoa and a treat while listening and reading along with the magical story. Children’s faces show the magic of the season when the train arrives at the North Pole to find Santa Claus waiting. Santa will board THE POLAR EXPRESS™, greeting each child and presenting them with a special gift as in the story, their own silver sleigh bell. Christmas carols will be sung as they return back to the Bryson City Depot.

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ begins November 8, 2019, and operates through December 31, 2019.

unnatural history
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm

unnatural history

The works in Unnatural History are portals backwards or forwards (or sometimes both at once) in geologic time, offering visions from before, after, and during the tenancy of humankind. Dioramas of cast resin depicting bizarre plants and animate slime suggest a post-human period wherein nature reclaims the planet. Artificial geodes made of oil paint, latex, foam, and soil transport viewers into a distant future where industrial waste has become fossil evidence of human activity. Abstract wall sculptures use motor and crude oil as raw material in the depiction of the vast, intricate industrial landscapes of the near future, while wooden mosaics made of materials salvaged from hurricane-affected cities and reconstructed glass objects found on beaches suggest a possible utopian remedy to decline, decay, and disintegration. Overall, the exhibition underscores and illustrates the many ways in which the technological processes of mass mining, manufacturing, resource extraction, and large-scale industrial agriculture have altered not only the present, but also the future history of our planet.

For more information, contact our Exhibitions Coordinator + Designer, Ashleigh Shuler, at 864.582.7616 x 254 or email [email protected].

​This exhibition is generously sponsored by Bagwell Fence, SantoLubes, Kerin Hannah, Margaret + George Nixon, Sikanas Family Charitable Fund, and Susu + George Dean Johnson, Jr.

Tuesday Tastings
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Carolina Bauernhaus Brewery & Winery

Each week we feature a new brew and pair it with a tasty morsel for you to enjoy for FREE! From 6-10 PM, come get new brew preview, only at Carolina Bauernhaus Brewery & Winery.

Message for more details!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2152871034935290/?event_time_id=2152871151601945

Brewpub Bingo
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Eighth State Brewing Company

Every Tuesday, The Eighth State Brewing Company transforms into Greenville’s original free to play BINGO hall. Hosted by Breaux and Callahan, PA, they’ll call 6 games for your chance to win gift cards, movies, apparel, pop culture memorabilia, and other surprises!

If having good ol’ fashion BINGO fun isn’t enough all ALL DRAFT beers are $1 off!

CHARLES HEDGEPATH & FRIENDS
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm

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CHARLES HEDGEPATH & FRIENDS

 

Every Tuesday starting at 6:30pm

111 Augusta St, Greenville, SC 29601

TEAM TRIVIA TUESDAY
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm

TEAM TRIVIA TUESDAY

 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
 MILLS RIVER CIDERY

Bold Rock Mills River will be hosting Team Trivia Night on Taco Tuesday! Our food trailer opens at 5 PM with our regular menu items PLUS various taco specials!
 
Trivia starts at 6:30PM – come early, grab some delicious food, a pint of fresh cider, and join us for a fun, weekly Tuesday event!
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Bryson City Depot

About This Trip

Over 90,000 guests rode THE POLAR EXPRESS™ with the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in 2018 and we hope to see you in 2019! The 1¼ hour round-trip excursion comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special visit at the North Pole. Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, guests on board will enjoy warm cocoa and a treat while listening and reading along with the magical story. Children’s faces show the magic of the season when the train arrives at the North Pole to find Santa Claus waiting. Santa will board THE POLAR EXPRESS™, greeting each child and presenting them with a special gift as in the story, their own silver sleigh bell. Christmas carols will be sung as they return back to the Bryson City Depot.

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ begins November 8, 2019, and operates through December 31, 2019.

Bardic Alchemy at Triskelion
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Triskelion Brewing Company

We’ve been talking to the folks from Bardic Alchemy, a Celtic Rock band from Asheville and they’ve agreed to play at Triskelion as many Tuesdays as they can come down to the Brewery.

Bardic Alchemy is a brand new element in the Celtic Rock world. This trio, based in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina is comprised of multi-instrumentalist Connell Sanderson, guitarist Nick Marcone and percussionist and vocalist Tyler Watts.

Bardic Alchemy is best described as a psychedelic trip into a musical world that is heavily inspired by the Celtic musical traditions…run through various effects pedals. Everything from soothing, mellifluously reverberating whistle melodies supported by groovy guitar lines and thumping djembe beats to high energy dance tunes on the Scottish and Irish pipes to three part vocal harmonies and even improvised pieces, Bardic Alchemy is a surprisingly dynamic and unpredictable musical journey.

So… Tuesdays… will now be…

Celtic Rock Tuesday!

https://www.facebook.com/events/425715451498873/?event_time_id=425715574832194

Team Trivia Tuesdays
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sanctuary Brewing Company

Come out and see what the fuss is all about! Team Trivia Tuesday at Sanctuary Brewing Company with host Josh Dunkin!

Team Trivia Western NC & The Upstate of SC is every Tuesday at 7 PM at Sanctuary Brewing Company on 1st Avenue in Downtown Hendersonville! There is no limit to how many people can participate on each team. You can have 1 or 20!

The game is free to play and the top two teams each week receive a gift card of $40 (1st place) and $20 (2nd place).

https://www.facebook.com/events/281414405828018/?event_time_id=281414559161336

Trivia Tuesday
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
13 Stripes Brewery

Bring some friends and your thinking cap our weekly Trivia Tuesdays! Trivia starts off with a blind beer tasting round for bonus point followed by two rounds of 10 questions with songs playing in between questions for more bonus points!
The evening ends with our version of Final Jeopardy where you can wager you points to win big or lose it all!

There are prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place teams. You can play by yourself or have a team with up to 10 players!

Tacos & Mas starts serving at 5pm, so be sure to get in early for a cozy seat to enjoy tacos and trivia at 13 Stripes!

https://www.facebook.com/events/601048743661015/?event_time_id=601054596993763