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Thursday, February 22, 2024
Learn a New Language and Broaden your Horizons with Upstate International!
Feb 22 – May 3 all-day
Upstate International

Registration for Spring 2024 language classes at Upstate International is open!
Embark on a transformative journey with Upstate International’s language classes designed to elevate your career and broaden your horizons. With eight language options available our small classes provide an intimate learning environment where you can progress at your own pace. Immerse yourself in the richness of cultural diversity while acquiring valuable language skills that will open doors to new opportunities.
This 15-week semester beginning January 22nd offers Finnish French Spanish Russian etc. Whether you want to learn a language for work, expand your resume, play, travel, or stimulate your brain, UI has a class for you.
Classes are conducted in an informal relaxed atmosphere and are limited to no more than ten people. There are two types of classes: Regular classes meet once a week for 75 minutes costing $180 per semester and Intensive classes meet twice a week for 90 minutes each costing $480 per semester. Annual memberships are required for all students and cost from $75 to $100.
Classes are held both online and in person at Upstate International 9 S. Memminger Street Greenville SC.
For more information please visit www.upstateinternational.org

Saturday, February 24, 2024
Candle Making Workshop
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
focus.upstate

Join @3xoticscents on February 24th for their candle making workshop.

✨️Learn to pour candles, personalize scents, and create a soothing gift.🕯✨️

All supplies are included. We look forward to seeing you there!

Register here🍾
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introductory-candle-making-class-tickets-792514400907

Virtual Workshop: Literary Journal Submission Strategies with Evelyn Berry
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm
online

This workshop focuses on the basics of navigating literary journal submissions.

Publishing short stories, poems, creative nonfiction, and art in literary journals and magazines can feel like a byzantine process. There exist many rules, expectations, and guidelines, some of them explicit and others unspoken, that frame how and when to submit your work. This workshop focuses on the basics of navigating literary journal submissions, practical tips on formatting submissions, strategies for submissions, and more. Participants will come away with a knowledge of how to research literary journals, how to strategically submit to get their work published, how to write a professional cover letter, how to compose a professional bio, and more. Workshop instructor Evelyn Berry is happy to answer any questions you might have about the bewildering journey between a finished draft and a published piece.

Evelyn Berry is a trans, Southern writer, editor, and educator. She’s the author of Grief Slut (Sundress Publications, 2024) and Buggery (Bateau Press, 2020), winner of the BOOM Chapbook Prize. She’s a recipient of a 2023 National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship, 2022 Dr. Linda Veldheer Memorial Prize, 2019 Broad River Prize for Prose, and 2018 Emrys Poetry Prize, among other honors. Her work has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, South Carolina Review, Gigantic Sequins, Raleigh Review, Taco Bell Quarterly, and elsewhere. She lives in Columbia, South Carolina with her partner and their pets, working as a library communications strategist.

Monday, February 26, 2024
Virtual Writers Workshops
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
online w/ Carl Sandburg Home

Join writers and poets from across the country each month for a virtual writing workshop. A link will be added to their name when more details and sign-up information becomes available. These workshops are geared towards amateur writers, ages 16 and older recommended. Follow us on Facebook for notifications too.

2024 Virtual Writers Workshops

January 23 – Tony Robles
February 26 – Ruba Ahmed
March – Amber Rose Crowtree

2023 Workshop Writers : Angela Evans, Tom Tenbrunsel, Robert Edward Miss, Kenneth Chamblee, Yasmin Mays, Shannon Yong, Jennifer McGaha, Erica Reid, Raymond McNally, Jane Waldrop, Francis Pearce, Eric Nelson, Darren Todd.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Workshop: Lending for Start-Up Businesses
Feb 27 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Milliken Board Room OneSpartanburg, Inc.

Trying to fund your start-up business can be tricky. Join us to learn how you can Power Up your business by accessing low-interest loans with our Fiduciary Partner, The CLIMB Fund.

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Power Up 101
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
OneSpartanburg, Inc. Office - Milliken Board Room

Join us for Power Up 101 to learn about the initiative and resources that are available to you as a small business owner in Spartanburg County.

Participants are encouraged to attend Power Up 101 after completing the initial intake form, but this is also a great refresher course for existing participants who want to maximize their benefits.

During Power Up 101, participants will:

  • Meet other small business owners and OneSpartanburg, Inc. staff
  • Learn more about the resources available
  • Learn how to utilize the website for the upcoming GRID and technical support resources
Want to become a Power Up Participant? Complete the intake form below to get started!
https://www.cognitoforms.com/onespartanburginc/powerupspartanburgintakeform
Friday, March 8, 2024
Perennials + Dahlias
Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bullington Gardens

Learn about the basics of perennial and dahlia culture. What is a perennial and what makes them special in the garden? How can you get free plants from your current perennials? These questions and so much more will be covered. We will also have a demo on how to divide perennials. Presented by Isaac Wyatt, Agricultural Program Assistant with Henderson County Extension, will teach the basics of perennial and dahlia culture.

Thursday, March 21, 2024
Berries !!!
Mar 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bullington Gardens

Interested in delving into cultivating fruits but not sure how to start? Berry plants are great examples of fruiting plants that grow well in our area. Henderson County Specialized Extension Agent Craig Mauney will discuss cultivation and horticultural techniques for berry plants.

Thursday, April 4, 2024
Seed Starting
Apr 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bullington Gardens

Seed starting is an affordable way to start gardens for different seasons. Isaac Wyatt, Agricultural Program Assistant with Henderson County Extension, will teach the basics of seed starting.

Thursday, May 2, 2024
Ephemerals, Mosses, + Ferns
May 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bullington Gardens

Want to learn more about mosses and ferns? What are the most common spring ephemeral plants?, their pollinators and some of the interesting history of these special plants. Henderson County Extension Agent and host of the Gardening in the Mountains Radio Show Steve Pettis will discuss the many flowers that grow in the Spring time in the forests of Western North Carolina.