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

Friday, September 17, 2021
VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live!
Sep 17 all-day
Online

VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live!

VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live from the Hub City RR Museum in Spartanburg.

The Virtual Railfan cameras were installed on Tuesday, July 6th at the Hub City Railroad Museum. There is one camera looking north and one looking south. The Hub City RR Museum wants to thank the City of Spartanburg for allowing us to install the cameras, and to Virtual Railfan for the install. We already have seen over 300 railfans at one time watching the video feed.
Links to live feeds:
[North Camera feed]
[South Camera feed]

HawkWatch
Sep 17 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain

All throughout September, guests are invited to join the mountain’s naturalists as they count and celebrate the annual spectacle of the fall raptor migration. Participants can meet daily across the Mile High Swinging Bridge on Linville Peak, weather permitting.

Oconaluftee Indian Village
Sep 17 @ 9:30 am – Nov 6 @ 4:30 pm
Oconaluftee Indian Village

Monday-Saturday (CLOSED SUNDAY)
Come spend the day with us! As you enter the Oconaluftee Indian Village you are swept away to the 18th century. Surrounded by lush green vegetation, your spirit is calmed by the sound of the cool mountain streams. Guided tours will take you through craft demonstrations by award-winning artists who will explain the unique Cherokee crafting techniques. Meet historical Cherokee people in the living history section. You can also view special shows throughout the season such as “Time of War” and traditional Cherokee dancing. Sit, relax and dine at the picnic tables with the Oconaluftee natives after you order from the concession area. Don’t forget to pick up a souvenir from the Gift Shop to remember your visit to our Cherokee Indian village.

*Hours are subject to change based on weather, road closures, etc. Please follow Oconaluftee Indian Village on Instagram and Facebook for closure announcements or call 828-497-2111 for up to date information.

Once Upon a Time
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Upcountry History Museum
Free Masterclass with Kim Walsh Phillips
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm
online
How to Turn Your Coaching & Consulting Into A Course
And Scale to Six Figures with Just 3 Opt-Ins A Day
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Fellowship program for software developers
Sep 18 all-day
South Carolina
The South Carolina Department of Commerce Office of Innovation has partnered with two statewide nonprofit organizations, Build Carolina (which runs the SC Codes program) and the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness (which houses SC Tech and CyberSec) to create a pilot fellowship program designed to prepare new graduates for software development careers.
Develop Carolina is a six-month program for students who have completed degree or certificate programs in computer science or a software development-related field. Fellows chosen to participate in the program will be paired up with a local technology company three days a week and will continue to learn as a cohort with other fellows the other two days a week.
The program will accept applicants this fall and host its first cohort of fellows in early 2022. Interested companies and students may fill out an interest form at developcarolina.org.
According to SC Tech’s 2020 Economic Impact Study, employment in the tech industry in South Carolina has grown to over 180,000 with an $89 billion total economic impact. Since 2000, the state has seen a 245% growth in the number of tech firms, now numbering over 2,000.
VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live!
Sep 18 all-day
Online

VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live!

VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live from the Hub City RR Museum in Spartanburg.

The Virtual Railfan cameras were installed on Tuesday, July 6th at the Hub City Railroad Museum. There is one camera looking north and one looking south. The Hub City RR Museum wants to thank the City of Spartanburg for allowing us to install the cameras, and to Virtual Railfan for the install. We already have seen over 300 railfans at one time watching the video feed.
Links to live feeds:
[North Camera feed]
[South Camera feed]

HawkWatch
Sep 18 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain

All throughout September, guests are invited to join the mountain’s naturalists as they count and celebrate the annual spectacle of the fall raptor migration. Participants can meet daily across the Mile High Swinging Bridge on Linville Peak, weather permitting.

Hub City Railroad Museum NOW OPEN!
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Hub City Railroad Museum

Hub City RR Museum entrance at the Spartanburg Depot

WE ARE OPEN!

After a year of being closed, the Hub City Railroad Museum is open again. Come by on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm and check out our recently added display about the Pullman Company. We also have a new order of tee shirts that have just arrived.

There are some restrictions in place due to the virus. We will request that you wear a mask and we will be limiting the number of visitors at one time. We will be periodically sanitizing the museum, especially frequently touched items. Your understanding is appreciated.

The caboose is still undergoing a major renovation, but there has be significant progress made. Stop by and peek in to see how the construction is going.

We will be closed on May 15, since many of our volunteers will be at the Easley Train Show at the Rock Springs Baptist Church. We will have tables at the show and several volunteers will be involved with operating model train layouts.

One major step back to normal!

Once Upon a Time
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Upcountry History Museum
51st Annual Girl Scout Day
Sep 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain

Girl Scouts are invited to join the park’s education staff for a fun-filled learning adventure on Grandfather Mountain. Participants can enjoy special scout activities and presentations. Plus, all Girl Scouts and troop leaders are admitted free with proof of membership, and family members will receive discounted admission. Reservations are required by calling 828-733-2013.

Guided Trail Walk
Sep 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
NC Arboretum

Hit the trails and learn more about the Arboretum’s botanically diverse forest with the return of guided trail walks in 2021! In response to COVID-19, new safety measures have been put in place to protect our guests, members, volunteers and staff: Walks will be limited to 10 people, including the guide, and all participants will be required to wear face coverings for the duration of the walk.

This free hiking program is led by trained volunteer guides who take small groups of participants along woodland trails and through a variety of forest types. Depending on the season, topics of discussion may include wildflowers, plant and tree identification, natural history and more.

Guided trail walks depart from the Baker Exhibit Center Lobby every Tuesday and Saturday at 1 p.m. through the month of October. Walks last 1.5- 2.5 hours and are approximately one to two miles in length, and as such are recommended for guests 14 years or older. Walks are held rain or shine, so all participants should dress appropriately for the weather.

Register In Advance

Space is limited and advance registration is encouraged. Pre-registered participants must check in at the Baker Information Desk no later than 10 minutes before the scheduled program to keep their spot. Unclaimed spots will be offered to other guests.

Guests may sign up for trail walks in the following ways:

  • Pre-register online
  • Sign up in-person at the Baker Information Desk.
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Fellowship program for software developers
Sep 19 all-day
South Carolina
The South Carolina Department of Commerce Office of Innovation has partnered with two statewide nonprofit organizations, Build Carolina (which runs the SC Codes program) and the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness (which houses SC Tech and CyberSec) to create a pilot fellowship program designed to prepare new graduates for software development careers.
Develop Carolina is a six-month program for students who have completed degree or certificate programs in computer science or a software development-related field. Fellows chosen to participate in the program will be paired up with a local technology company three days a week and will continue to learn as a cohort with other fellows the other two days a week.
The program will accept applicants this fall and host its first cohort of fellows in early 2022. Interested companies and students may fill out an interest form at developcarolina.org.
According to SC Tech’s 2020 Economic Impact Study, employment in the tech industry in South Carolina has grown to over 180,000 with an $89 billion total economic impact. Since 2000, the state has seen a 245% growth in the number of tech firms, now numbering over 2,000.
VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live!
Sep 19 all-day
Online

VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live!

VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live from the Hub City RR Museum in Spartanburg.

The Virtual Railfan cameras were installed on Tuesday, July 6th at the Hub City Railroad Museum. There is one camera looking north and one looking south. The Hub City RR Museum wants to thank the City of Spartanburg for allowing us to install the cameras, and to Virtual Railfan for the install. We already have seen over 300 railfans at one time watching the video feed.
Links to live feeds:
[North Camera feed]
[South Camera feed]

HawkWatch
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain

All throughout September, guests are invited to join the mountain’s naturalists as they count and celebrate the annual spectacle of the fall raptor migration. Participants can meet daily across the Mile High Swinging Bridge on Linville Peak, weather permitting.

Monday, September 20, 2021
VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live!
Sep 20 all-day
Online

VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live!

VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live from the Hub City RR Museum in Spartanburg.

The Virtual Railfan cameras were installed on Tuesday, July 6th at the Hub City Railroad Museum. There is one camera looking north and one looking south. The Hub City RR Museum wants to thank the City of Spartanburg for allowing us to install the cameras, and to Virtual Railfan for the install. We already have seen over 300 railfans at one time watching the video feed.
Links to live feeds:
[North Camera feed]
[South Camera feed]

HawkWatch
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain

All throughout September, guests are invited to join the mountain’s naturalists as they count and celebrate the annual spectacle of the fall raptor migration. Participants can meet daily across the Mile High Swinging Bridge on Linville Peak, weather permitting.

Studio 52 ACTING Class(In-Person), K-2nd Grades
Sep 20 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Studio 52/ Flat Rock Playhouse

ACTING (In-Person), K-2nd Grades

Does your little kid have a big imagination and lots of energy? Then this class exploring the fundamentals of theatre is just for them! During this 8-week class, students will explore favorite storybook characters and bring them to life through acting, creative movement, and music! This high-energy class will celebrate your young artist’s creativity, develop skills in improvisation, public speaking, and expression, and release creative energy in a meaningful way. With new material every semester, this class can (and should) be taken multiple times!

Notes: To ensure increased ventilation, this class will be held outside whenever possible. If rain forces the program indoors, all students and staff will be required to wear masks. Thank you for understanding as we work to keep our community safe. Read more about our Covid Safety Guidelines here.

Instructor: Tania Battista
*Need-based scholarships are available upon application.
Learn more below about payment plans and multi-student discounts.
Studio 52: ACTING (In-Person), 6th-8th Grades
Sep 20 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Studio 52/ Flat Rock Playhouse

In this eight-week semester, young artists will learn to create dynamic relationships through theatre games, improvisation, and scene work. With an emphasis on ensemble storytelling, character creation, physicality, and voice and speech, students will leave feeling more collaborative, creative, and confident making bold choices on stage and in life. Apply your skills in an informal showcase for friends and family. No prior experience is necessary, only an open mind! With new material every semester, this class can (and should) be taken multiple times.

Instructor: Tania Battista

Notes: To ensure increased ventilation, this class will be held outside whenever possible. If rain forces the program indoors, all students and staff will be required to wear masks. Thank you for understanding as we work to keep our community safe. Read more about our Covid Safety Guidelines here

 

*Need-based scholarships are available upon application.
Learn more below about payment plans and multi-student discounts.

Free! Strengthening Families Program
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phillis Wheatley Community Center
Just Say Something will be facilitating a 14-week program for families with children between the ages of 6-11 years old. The program will focus on preventing behavior problems, family relationships, communication and more. Registration is now open for the English program in Greenville and Spanish program in Spartanburg.

Join us! Parents and children are invited to participate in a
series of interactive, fun, family nights out.

Program will be on Mondays starting September 13, 2021 through December 13,
2021 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Strengthening Families Graduation
Families that complete the program will participate in a graduation ceremony and
receive a certificate of completion.
Other Benefits
x FREE dinner at each session
x FREE gifts and raffle prizes
x FREE child care
x FREE transportation as needed
If you are interested in joining the
Strengthening Families Program, please
contact:
Mally Mitchell: (864) 467-4099
[email protected]
Charlene Jones: (864) 467-4099
[email protected]