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

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
They’re here! Treasures from the National Music Museum – The Utley Collection of Brass Instruments. Weird, Wonderful and who knows what.
Sep 18 2019 @ 10:00 am – May 22 2020 @ 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

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Roper Mountain Astronomers Club Meeting
Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Roper Mountain Science Center

NASA Ambassador Jack Howard will present-On to Mars, and Then the Stars – Several space agencies and private companies are actively working towards landing on the Red Planet. Beyond our solar system, other star systems with potentially habitable planets beckon us. Will we get there? When and how will that happen? We’ll look at what we can realistically achieve and what challenges still lie ahead.

We hold our RMA Club Meetings on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm, except December and August. We meet at the Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville SC, on the top floor of the Wilkins Conference Center next to the Charles E. Daniel Observatory.

Our meetings are free of charge, open to visitors, and all levels of interest are welcome. An astronomy related topic is presented at every meeting either by a member or guest speaker. Questions and discussion are a part of our meetings.

Refreshments are served.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Science on Tap
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Coffee Underground

A DECADE OF DEVELOPMENT: CLINICAL DRIVING SIMULATORS. Explore the world of clinical driving simulators and their uses. Presented by Johnell Brooks, Department of Automotive Engineering, Clemson University.

Science on Tap is a forum where people come to learn about and discuss recent discoveries in science and technology while having fun! An expert will give an informal talk for 20 – 30 minutes, followed by Q&A and discussion. Attendees can get up, eat or refresh their beverages at any time. Science on Tap is FREE and open to all ages!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Diabetes and PCOS Educational Support Groups
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Nutritious Thoughts is offering two new educational support groups.  The Diabetes Education and Support Group is open to members of the community who have diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, or Gestational) and would benefit from extra education and support around this disease. The group will meet for an hour on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7 pm at the Nutritious Thoughts office and will include a short education provided by Registered Dietitian, Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN. The gatherings will also include plenty of time for peer support for members to help each other deal with the daily demands of life with diabetes.

 “I’m excited to be able to offer this group as there’s a real need for education and support around this issue that is so common in our community,” stated Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN.

The second group is open to all those dealing with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and looking for more comradery and assistance in navigating their relationship with food and PCOS.  This group will be led by Registered Dietitian, Katie Rhodes, RD, LDN, and will be held the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7 pm at Nutritious Thoughts.

Saturday, September 28, 2019
Get Ready Greenville! A Community Disaster Preparedness Event
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Home Depot

Are you prepared for a disaster or an emergency? September is National Preparedness Month.

Join Greenville County Emergency Management and The Home Depot for our second annual Get Ready Greenville Preparedness Event. The event will be held Saturday September 28th at The Home Depot at 2490 North Pleasantburg Drive.

Meet local agencies and organizations who prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate disasters and emergencies. Receive information and free stuff to help you make your personal preparedness plan. This is a family-friendly event!

Nuts as Staple Foods Workshop
Sep 28 @ 1:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Mills River Educational Farm

Nut based agroforestry offers a huge potential to increase the ecosystem functions of human habitats. Osker Brown, of Glorious Forest, will discuss all aspects of harvest, storage, processing, and culinary use of acorns, hazelnuts, chestnuts, hickories, and black walnuts. We will show and tell tools and methods for processing, and sample some treats. We will also cover tending wild habitats for these crops, as well as cultivation of them in managed landscapes, and integration with livestock and annual cropping systems.

Thursday, October 17, 2019
Roper Moutain Astronomers Club
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Roper Mountain Science Center

We hold our RMA Club Meetings on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm, except December and August. We meet at the Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville SC, on the top floor of the Wilkins Conference Center next to the Charles E. Daniel Observatory.
Our meetings are free of charge, open to visitors, and all levels of interest are welcome. An astronomy related topic is presented at every meeting either by a member or guest speaker. Questions and discussion are a part of our meetings.
Refreshments are served

Astrobiology: “Is There Anybody Alive Out There?”
NASA Volunteer, John Adams Hodge of Columbia, will conduct a
presentation for adults (children are welcome) that reviews
emerging concepts regarding locations where life might exist in
the Universe.
The talk will survey different “habitable zones” where life might
exist in the Solar System, and it will discuss discoveries and
findings from spacecraft launched by NASA and the European
Space Agency that have more closely delineated how and where
life could form in our Solar System. In addition, the presentation
will outline how new discoveries of exoplanet systems around
other stars have provided analogues for habitable zones capable
of producing extraterrestrial life in the Universe.
Mr. Hodge is a Registered Professional Geologist, environmental
lawyer, and pilot. He has degrees in Geology, Marine Geology,
Planetary Geology, and Law.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Diabetes and PCOS Educational Support Groups
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Nutritious Thoughts is offering two new educational support groups.  The Diabetes Education and Support Group is open to members of the community who have diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, or Gestational) and would benefit from extra education and support around this disease. The group will meet for an hour on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7 pm at the Nutritious Thoughts office and will include a short education provided by Registered Dietitian, Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN. The gatherings will also include plenty of time for peer support for members to help each other deal with the daily demands of life with diabetes.

 “I’m excited to be able to offer this group as there’s a real need for education and support around this issue that is so common in our community,” stated Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN.

The second group is open to all those dealing with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and looking for more comradery and assistance in navigating their relationship with food and PCOS.  This group will be led by Registered Dietitian, Katie Rhodes, RD, LDN, and will be held the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7 pm at Nutritious Thoughts.

Saturday, November 9, 2019
Fall Harvest Festival
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Roper Mountain Science Center

The second Saturday of November is Roper Mountain’s Fall Harvest Festival. This special event will feature unique actives, games, and entertainment for all ages. It is a great opportunity to enjoy experiences similar to those which engage students during the weekday lessons held in the center’s classrooms and labs. The Living History Farm, Harrison Hall of Natural Sciences, Planetarium, Observatory, and Symmes Hall of Science all provide stimulating activities for fun and learning. There is always something new and exciting to see and do, so mark your calendar!

Parking is FREE and in the Main Parking Lot. Buses provide transportation around the mountain continuously

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Last tickets sold at 1:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices:
$8 for Adults and Teens
$7 Children (ages 4-12), Senior Citizens (age 60 & over), and Military
FREE Children age 3 and under, RMSC Members, & GCSD employees with pass

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Diabetes and PCOS Educational Support Groups
Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Nutritious Thoughts is offering two new educational support groups.  The Diabetes Education and Support Group is open to members of the community who have diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, or Gestational) and would benefit from extra education and support around this disease. The group will meet for an hour on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7 pm at the Nutritious Thoughts office and will include a short education provided by Registered Dietitian, Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN. The gatherings will also include plenty of time for peer support for members to help each other deal with the daily demands of life with diabetes.

 “I’m excited to be able to offer this group as there’s a real need for education and support around this issue that is so common in our community,” stated Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN.

The second group is open to all those dealing with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and looking for more comradery and assistance in navigating their relationship with food and PCOS.  This group will be led by Registered Dietitian, Katie Rhodes, RD, LDN, and will be held the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7 pm at Nutritious Thoughts.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Diabetes and PCOS Educational Support Groups
Dec 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Nutritious Thoughts is offering two new educational support groups.  The Diabetes Education and Support Group is open to members of the community who have diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, or Gestational) and would benefit from extra education and support around this disease. The group will meet for an hour on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7 pm at the Nutritious Thoughts office and will include a short education provided by Registered Dietitian, Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN. The gatherings will also include plenty of time for peer support for members to help each other deal with the daily demands of life with diabetes.

 “I’m excited to be able to offer this group as there’s a real need for education and support around this issue that is so common in our community,” stated Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN.

The second group is open to all those dealing with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and looking for more comradery and assistance in navigating their relationship with food and PCOS.  This group will be led by Registered Dietitian, Katie Rhodes, RD, LDN, and will be held the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7 pm at Nutritious Thoughts.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Organic Growers School offers an Agroecology trip to Cuba
Jan 7 – Jan 16 all-day

Asheville, NC. Organic Growers School is partnering with Food First and Altruvistas to offer
their second Cuba Agroecology Tour from January 7 through 16, 2020, with a focus on the
country’s intensive sustainable agriculture practices. The tour, to be comprised of growers,
community leaders, educators, and activists who are passionate about sustainable agriculture,
will begin in Havana and travel to destinations such as Pinar del Rio, Artemisa, and Matanzas.
The cost of the trip is $2,900 and will serve, in part, as a fundraiser for Organic Growers School
(OGS), a 501c3 non-profit organization. There are a limited number of partial scholarships for
farmers and food activists to attend. This tour and all registrants will not be affected by recent
political actions to restrict American travel to Cuba.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Diabetes and PCOS Educational Support Groups
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Nutritious Thoughts is offering two new educational support groups.  The Diabetes Education and Support Group is open to members of the community who have diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, or Gestational) and would benefit from extra education and support around this disease. The group will meet for an hour on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7 pm at the Nutritious Thoughts office and will include a short education provided by Registered Dietitian, Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN. The gatherings will also include plenty of time for peer support for members to help each other deal with the daily demands of life with diabetes.

 “I’m excited to be able to offer this group as there’s a real need for education and support around this issue that is so common in our community,” stated Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN.

The second group is open to all those dealing with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and looking for more comradery and assistance in navigating their relationship with food and PCOS.  This group will be led by Registered Dietitian, Katie Rhodes, RD, LDN, and will be held the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7 pm at Nutritious Thoughts.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Diabetes and PCOS Educational Support Groups
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Nutritious Thoughts is offering two new educational support groups.  The Diabetes Education and Support Group is open to members of the community who have diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, or Gestational) and would benefit from extra education and support around this disease. The group will meet for an hour on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7 pm at the Nutritious Thoughts office and will include a short education provided by Registered Dietitian, Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN. The gatherings will also include plenty of time for peer support for members to help each other deal with the daily demands of life with diabetes.

 “I’m excited to be able to offer this group as there’s a real need for education and support around this issue that is so common in our community,” stated Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN.

The second group is open to all those dealing with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and looking for more comradery and assistance in navigating their relationship with food and PCOS.  This group will be led by Registered Dietitian, Katie Rhodes, RD, LDN, and will be held the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7 pm at Nutritious Thoughts.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Diabetes and PCOS Educational Support Groups
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Nutritious Thoughts is offering two new educational support groups.  The Diabetes Education and Support Group is open to members of the community who have diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, or Gestational) and would benefit from extra education and support around this disease. The group will meet for an hour on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7 pm at the Nutritious Thoughts office and will include a short education provided by Registered Dietitian, Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN. The gatherings will also include plenty of time for peer support for members to help each other deal with the daily demands of life with diabetes.

 “I’m excited to be able to offer this group as there’s a real need for education and support around this issue that is so common in our community,” stated Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN.

The second group is open to all those dealing with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and looking for more comradery and assistance in navigating their relationship with food and PCOS.  This group will be led by Registered Dietitian, Katie Rhodes, RD, LDN, and will be held the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7 pm at Nutritious Thoughts.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Diabetes and PCOS Educational Support Groups
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Nutritious Thoughts is offering two new educational support groups.  The Diabetes Education and Support Group is open to members of the community who have diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, or Gestational) and would benefit from extra education and support around this disease. The group will meet for an hour on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7 pm at the Nutritious Thoughts office and will include a short education provided by Registered Dietitian, Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN. The gatherings will also include plenty of time for peer support for members to help each other deal with the daily demands of life with diabetes.

 “I’m excited to be able to offer this group as there’s a real need for education and support around this issue that is so common in our community,” stated Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN.

The second group is open to all those dealing with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and looking for more comradery and assistance in navigating their relationship with food and PCOS.  This group will be led by Registered Dietitian, Katie Rhodes, RD, LDN, and will be held the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7 pm at Nutritious Thoughts.

Thursday, April 23, 2020
National Converge Autism Summit 2020
Apr 23 – Apr 24 all-day
Greenville Convention Center

Springbrook Autism Behavioral Health invites professionals from across the nation to converge for two days of presentations and breakout discussions covering a wide range of topics related to Autism—from diagnosis, behavioral health, and treatment and therapy results.
Our A-list of speakers will represent a variety of fields including Occupational Therapy, Behavioral Analysis, Special Education, Speech and Language Pathology, and Youth Psychiatry. In addition, we are proud to announce that best-selling author, Ron Suskind will be a keynote speaker at the autism conference! It would be our honor to host you at Converge 2020.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Diabetes and PCOS Educational Support Groups
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Nutritious Thoughts is offering two new educational support groups.  The Diabetes Education and Support Group is open to members of the community who have diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, or Gestational) and would benefit from extra education and support around this disease. The group will meet for an hour on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7 pm at the Nutritious Thoughts office and will include a short education provided by Registered Dietitian, Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN. The gatherings will also include plenty of time for peer support for members to help each other deal with the daily demands of life with diabetes.

 “I’m excited to be able to offer this group as there’s a real need for education and support around this issue that is so common in our community,” stated Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN.

The second group is open to all those dealing with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and looking for more comradery and assistance in navigating their relationship with food and PCOS.  This group will be led by Registered Dietitian, Katie Rhodes, RD, LDN, and will be held the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7 pm at Nutritious Thoughts.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Diabetes and PCOS Educational Support Groups
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Nutritious Thoughts is offering two new educational support groups.  The Diabetes Education and Support Group is open to members of the community who have diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, or Gestational) and would benefit from extra education and support around this disease. The group will meet for an hour on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7 pm at the Nutritious Thoughts office and will include a short education provided by Registered Dietitian, Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN. The gatherings will also include plenty of time for peer support for members to help each other deal with the daily demands of life with diabetes.

 “I’m excited to be able to offer this group as there’s a real need for education and support around this issue that is so common in our community,” stated Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN.

The second group is open to all those dealing with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and looking for more comradery and assistance in navigating their relationship with food and PCOS.  This group will be led by Registered Dietitian, Katie Rhodes, RD, LDN, and will be held the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7 pm at Nutritious Thoughts.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Diabetes and PCOS Educational Support Groups
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Nutritious Thoughts is offering two new educational support groups.  The Diabetes Education and Support Group is open to members of the community who have diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, or Gestational) and would benefit from extra education and support around this disease. The group will meet for an hour on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7 pm at the Nutritious Thoughts office and will include a short education provided by Registered Dietitian, Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN. The gatherings will also include plenty of time for peer support for members to help each other deal with the daily demands of life with diabetes.

 “I’m excited to be able to offer this group as there’s a real need for education and support around this issue that is so common in our community,” stated Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN.

The second group is open to all those dealing with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and looking for more comradery and assistance in navigating their relationship with food and PCOS.  This group will be led by Registered Dietitian, Katie Rhodes, RD, LDN, and will be held the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7 pm at Nutritious Thoughts.