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Saturday, October 24, 2020
Earthskills & Permaculture Immersion
Oct 24 – 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/

Service For All: Integration of Public Libraries in Greenville County
Oct 24 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.

The Water Cycle for Kids
Oct 24 all-day
Online

Water Cyle for Kids

Learn about the water cycle: beginners, intermediate and advanced lessons.

Compliments USGS.

Top 10 Vegetables to Plant That Will Really Feed You
Oct 24 all-day
Online

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Top 10 Vegetables to Plant That Will Really Feed You

This 1 hour and 20 minute long video course is accompanied by a 24 page course manual to help you get growing. Enter your email above for free, instant access. There is no credit card or payment needed, it’s our gift to you!

By signing up for this course, you’ll also receive our super-useful newsletters full of seasonal tips, how-to’s, wild food recipes, and more. Plus, you’ll get special deals on classes and be the first to hear about new programs. Don’t worry, we’ll keep all your info private and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Wide World of Music: Guide to 100 Instruments
Oct 24 all-day
Online w/ Brevard Music Center

Staff Picks From Around the Web Brevard Music Center

Wide World of Music:
Guide to 100 Instruments

Discover the sounds, sights, and clefs of 100 instruments from around the world. Fun for the whole family!

Animal Habitats VIP Tours
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain

See where the cougars and otters sleep overnight, meet black bears that are not commonly on display, learn the ins and outs of what it takes to care for the animals year-round, observe a training session and find out why the animals call Grandfather Mountain home.

Offered on weekends, April – October.

Upcountry History Museum: Ghost Trail: US Marines and the Battle of Tarawa in the Pacific, 1943
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Upcountry History Museum

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The November 1943 invasion of the Gilbert Islands was the beginning of the U.S. “island hopping” campaign in the central Pacific during World War II. U.S. commanders determined that amphibious attacks on Japanese-occupied islands was the key to victory. The island of Tarawa was the first target in the Allied campaign.

About 80 nautical miles north of the equator, Tarawa is the largest atoll of the Gilberts, a 16-island chain roughly halfway between Hawaii and Papua New Guinea. The Japanese seized the then-British-occupied isle just days after Japan’s December 7, 1941 attack at Pearl Harbor. Tarawa’s main island Betio, was the target of the Navy and Marine Corps in November of 1943.

The Battle of Tarawa, November 20-23, 1943, was the first major American offensive in the central Pacific. Until then, Americans hadn’t faced much opposition during amphibious assaults. But Tarawa was different. The initial landings by the 2nd Marine Division met a heavily fortified Japanese force.

Japanese Rear Admiral Meichi Shibasaki, said “a million Americans” wouldn’t be able to take Tarawa in “100 years.” Americans took Tarawa in 76 hours.

Few military battles have matched the concentrated ferocity of the three-day fight between U.S. and Japanese forces in November 1943 for a sandy sliver of land halfway between Pearl Harbor and the Philippines. The U.S. delivery of coordinated land, sea and air power brought a U.S. force of over 30,000 men, a 10-1 advantage over the Japanese.

Tarawa was an essential WWII stepping-stone across the Pacific. In what one combat correspondent called “the toughest battle in Marine Corps history,” U.S. Marines wrestled it away at a cost of more than 1,009 men. All but 17 of the 3,500 dug-in Japanese defenders were killed, along with 1,100 Korean slave laborers. The search for the missing bodies of more than 100 U.S. Marines buried on the island continues today.

The Upcountry History Museum in partnership with the U.S. Navy History and Heritage Command will commemorate the service and sacrifice of the U.S. Marines at the Battle of Tarawa through a special exhibition featuring original combat art by Kerr Eby who traveled with the Marines in the South Pacific and landed with the invasion force at Tarawa, photography, rare film footage and artifacts.

Proudly Sponsored by:
3M, Lockheed Martin, Greenville Heritage Federal Credit Union, WSPA Channel 7, Lima One Capital, and North American Rescue

Grandfather’s Starry Skies
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain

October is one of the best times of year to be stargazing at Grandfather Mountain. The air is cool and clear, and the summer constellations are still very prominent, with some early winter sights making their appearance later in the evening. This course is also during the time of the Orionid meteor shower, so hopefully some of these celestial fireworks will grace our skies during the nighttime observation.

The goal for this course is to create a familiarity with the night sky and learn the basics of stargazing that can be applied on your own on any clear night throughout the year. We’ll start in the classroom by exploring some of the best print and digital resources for observing the night sky and cover some of the basics of stargazing and how to orient to the night sky. We’ll also discuss the use of planispheres, star maps and star charts to find some of the most beautiful deep sky wonders that can be seen through binoculars or small telescopes. During the evening hours, we’ll be out at various viewing locations on the mountain, practicing our stargazing skills while looking for meteors and learning about some of the most prominent stars, constellations and other objects visible this time of year.

Course instructor Stephan Martin has been a stargazer since he was very young growing up under dark skies of South Florida. Martin is also an astronomer, educator and author, who has taught astronomy and physics at colleges, universities and learning centers across the U.S. and internationally for more than 25 years. He has worked as a data analyst for the Hubble Space Telescope and as Observatory Supervisor at Williams College, where he participated in scientific research expeditions around the world to study the dynamics of the solar corona during solar eclipses.

Sunday, October 25, 2020
Service For All: Integration of Public Libraries in Greenville County
Oct 25 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.

The Water Cycle for Kids
Oct 25 all-day
Online

Water Cyle for Kids

Learn about the water cycle: beginners, intermediate and advanced lessons.

Compliments USGS.

Top 10 Vegetables to Plant That Will Really Feed You
Oct 25 all-day
Online

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Top 10 Vegetables to Plant That Will Really Feed You

This 1 hour and 20 minute long video course is accompanied by a 24 page course manual to help you get growing. Enter your email above for free, instant access. There is no credit card or payment needed, it’s our gift to you!

By signing up for this course, you’ll also receive our super-useful newsletters full of seasonal tips, how-to’s, wild food recipes, and more. Plus, you’ll get special deals on classes and be the first to hear about new programs. Don’t worry, we’ll keep all your info private and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Wide World of Music: Guide to 100 Instruments
Oct 25 all-day
Online w/ Brevard Music Center

Staff Picks From Around the Web Brevard Music Center

Wide World of Music:
Guide to 100 Instruments

Discover the sounds, sights, and clefs of 100 instruments from around the world. Fun for the whole family!

Animal Habitats VIP Tours
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain

See where the cougars and otters sleep overnight, meet black bears that are not commonly on display, learn the ins and outs of what it takes to care for the animals year-round, observe a training session and find out why the animals call Grandfather Mountain home.

Offered on weekends, April – October.

Monday, October 26, 2020
Service For All: Integration of Public Libraries in Greenville County
Oct 26 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.

The Water Cycle for Kids
Oct 26 all-day
Online

Water Cyle for Kids

Learn about the water cycle: beginners, intermediate and advanced lessons.

Compliments USGS.

Wide World of Music: Guide to 100 Instruments
Oct 26 all-day
Online w/ Brevard Music Center

Staff Picks From Around the Web Brevard Music Center

Wide World of Music:
Guide to 100 Instruments

Discover the sounds, sights, and clefs of 100 instruments from around the world. Fun for the whole family!

Studio 52 Virtual Fall Classes: ​Acting + Creative Movement– K-2nd
Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
zoom

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Then join us for a fun and physical virtual theatre class that combines reading, creative movement, acting, music, and art! In lively Zoom classes rooted in creative play and inspired by literature, students will explore improvisation, acting through movement, character development, and more. 

The Dave Hart Scholarship Fund was created in memory of Studio 52’s friend, artist, and educator Dave Hart.
​Dave believed that all students, no matter their background or resources, benefit from participating in theatre.

​​A small number of full and partial need-based scholarships are available upon application. 
Applications are due by September 4. Please fill out the Scholarship Application Form which includes basic student, guardian, and household information as well as a short written statement outlining the purpose and significance of a scholarship. Recipients will be notified via email by September 9.

Does your little kid have a big imagination and lots of energy? Then join us for a fun and physical virtual theatre class that combines reading, creative movement, acting, music, and art! In lively Zoom classes rooted in creative play and inspired by literature, students will explore improvisation, acting through movement, character development, and more. 

Mondays from 3 – 3:45 PM
Sep. 21 – Nov. 16
K – 2nd Grades
Weekly Zoom class
Instructor: Tania Battista
$150

Does your little kid have a big imagination and lots of energy? Then join us for a fun and physical virtual theatre class that combines reading, creative movement, acting, music, and art! In lively Zoom classes rooted in creative play and inspired by literature, students will explore improvisation, acting through movement, character development, and more. 

Mondays from 3 – 3:45 PM
Sep. 21 – Nov. 16
K – 2nd Grades
Weekly Zoom class
Instructor: Tania Battista
$150

Does your little kid have a big imagination and lots of energy? Then join us for a fun and physical virtual theatre class that combines reading, creative movement, acting, music, and art! In lively Zoom classes rooted in creative play and inspired by literature, students will explore improvisation, acting through movement, character development, and more.

Mondays from 3 – 3:45 PM
Sep. 21 – Nov. 16
K – 2nd Grades
Weekly Zoom class
Instructor: Tania Battista
$150Does your little kid have a big imagination and lots of energy? Then join us for a fun and physical virtual theatre class that combines reading, creative movement, acting, music, and art! In lively Zoom classes rooted in creative play and inspired by literature, students will explore improvisation, acting through movement, character development, and more. 

Mondays from 3 – 3:45 PM
Sep. 21 – Nov. 16
K – 2nd Grades
Weekly Zoom class
Instructor: Tania Battista
$150

Teacher + Student Discount Night! Growler Haus
Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Growler Haus - Spartanburg

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Starting in 2020, every Monday is Student/Teacher Discount Night! All you have to do is show up with a valid work ID (teachers) or college ID (students over 21) and we’ll take 10% off your bill – that includes Haus Bites, beers, growlers, etc – only excludes gift cards!

Studio 52 Virtual Fall Classes: Acting 3rd-5th
Oct 26 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Online

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Explore improvisation, characterization, voice and speech, costume design, and more as you create an original virtual play! With a combination of weekly in-person classes and one private 20-minute session with your instructor, students will develop, memorize, film, and share a video of their role in the play. At the end of the semester, each actor’s part will be edited together to create a virtual performance!

3rd – 5th Grades
Weekly Zoom class, one 20-minute private lesson
Instructors: Anna Kimmell, Tania Battista

Studio 52 Virtual Fall Classes: Acting 6th – 8th
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Online

Dive into the development of full and fun characters in this imaginative acting class where students learn about character creation and analysis. With an emphasis on improvisation, collaboration, and self-scripting, actors will leave feeling more confident making Picturebold and specific choices on screen, on stage, and in life. At the end of the semester, actors will share their original characters in a one-of-a-kind virtual showcase.

Students learn about character creation and analysis. Actors will share their original characters in a virtual showcase.

Weekly Zoom class
Instructor: TJ Medel