Event Cancellations Due to Coronavirus

Several upcoming events have been canceled or postponed due to concerns about the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.
Event organizers can contact us to update their event’s information.

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Friday, April 10, 2020
4-H at Home by South Carolina 4-H
Apr 10 all-day
South Carolina 4-H online

Schools are closed, but that doesn’t mean the learning has to stop. Join us for a daily 4-H activity sent via e-mail. Activities can be completed at home using common household materials. Some may require internet access. Topics include: Animals and Agriculture, Healthy Lifestyles, Civic Engagement and Leadership, Natural Resources, and STEM.

Ages: 5-18

Cost: Free

4-H Membership not required.

Although this opportunity is hosted by the Midlands Region of South Carolina 4-H, any youth, regardless of their location, may participate.

Share your daily photos using the hashtag #SC4HatHome for a chance to win a free 4-H Membership and prize pack. Prizes will be given weekly.

 

Dolly Parton Storytime Series Virtual
Apr 10 all-day
Dolly Parton Story Time Online

Books from the Imagination Library will continue to go out as scheduled. A special new program, Goodnight with Dolly, is a 10-week series of Dolly read-aloud videos where the Book Lady herself will read one Imagination Library bedtime story each week. The series launched on April 2, and we hope this gift will further inspire a love of books and shared storytime during this important period.
E-learning with The Spartanburg Science Center
Apr 10 all-day
online

E-learning resources

We have compiled a growing list of online resources to give educators, caregivers, students and parents the tools they need to succeed at home in STEM education.

Resources

Get Free Books from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Apr 10 all-day
Imagination Library Online

Children under 5 years old can receive free, age-appropriate books each month until their 5th birthday! Read more and sign up here.
SAHC Education Videos Spiders and Snakes! Oh My! Myth Buster
Apr 10 all-day
Online Videos

We’ve turned some of our youth conservation education programs into videos to share online. Earlier this year, we asked elementary and middle school students what might prevent them from enjoying time outdoors – and many responded “snakes” or “spiders.” So, we developed fun lessons to help dispel myths and fears about snakes and spiders. These video adaptations of our youth education programs include short 5-minute lessons and step-by-step craft activities. Enjoy!

SPIDERS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRWaw6jPeN8&utm_source=SAHC+Default+MC+List&utm_campaign=6b1835d2ec-February_2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4717684d09-6b1835d2ec-144635353&ct=t%28February_2018_COPY_01%29&mc_cid=6b1835d2ec&mc_eid=cccced3ffd

 

SNAKES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpFcByki9xM&utm_source=SAHC+Default+MC+List&utm_campaign=6b1835d2ec-February_2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4717684d09-6b1835d2ec-144635353&ct=t%28February_2018_COPY_01%29&mc_cid=6b1835d2ec&mc_eid=cccced3ffd

Carl Sandburg Home: “Movement” Youth Art Show
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Carl Sandburg Home



More than 700 students from across the country used canvases for an artistic expression inspired by Carl Sandburg’s poem “Night Movement,” and other poetry pieces in Sandburg’s collection “Smoke and Steel.” 71 canvases were submitted to the exhibit and each canvas reflects how the young artists chose to interpret what “movement” means to them. Visitors can see the installation in a building adjacent to the Sandburg Home when they visit. Young artists are represented from across the country and locally.

Sandburg Home: The Sandburg Home is a great place to start your visit! The ground floor of the home contains visitor information, exhibits, tour ticket sales, the park store, and you can watch the park video. The main and top level of the home are furnished with the Sandburg family belongings. Visitors may only access the furnished ares of the home on a guided tour.

Sandburg Home Guided Tour Fee: (credit card only)
$8.00 for Adults 16 and older
$5.00 for Adults age 62 and older and all interagency pass holders
Free for Children age 15 and under

  • Reservations: Reserving in advance lets you pick your preferred house tour time. Tours fill up quickly. Last-minute, in-person tickets may not be available on the day you visit. Plan ahead and reserve house tour tickets at recreation.gov.
  • Passes: The park sells the America the BeautifulNational Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes.
    *These passes do not waive the house tour fee, but do provide a discount.
  • 30-minute house tours are offered every day. Visit recreation.gov for the current schedule.
  • Visitors may only tour the Sandburg Home on a guided tour.
  • Tours are limited to 12 persons.
  • Strollers are not permitted on the house tour, but there is a place to leave them for storage. Infants and small children should be carried through the house while on tour.
Seven Centuries of Keyboard Instruments
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm
Carolina Music Museum

“Seven Centuries of Keyboard Instruments”, takes the visitor through a tour of the important keyboard developments, from the early fourteenth century with the ‘Eschequer d’ Anglis’ or English Chekker, to the harpsichord and clavichord, and forward to the eighteenth and nineteenth century piano, and then electric keyboard instruments of the twentieth and twenty first century. Visitors will see and hear important examples of these keyboards which make use of the broad collection now at the Carolina Music Museum, and will likely be surprised and delighted to encounter not only the instruments known to Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin, but keyboards of a type used by ‘The Animals’, ‘Led Zeppelin’, and TV show themes such as Seinfeld and others! ‘Seven Centuries’ will be a musical tour like no other. Tueday – Saturday 10-5 pm, Sunday 1-5 pm

The Utley Collection of Brass Instruments
Apr 10 @ 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

PEANUTS™ Easter Beagle Express CANCELLED
Apr 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad (GSMR) has continued to
follow the rapidly developing concerns and threats due to the impact of COVID19. As it continues to spread, it is important that we follow the current guidance
and recommendations from our state and national officials. Our top priority
remains the safeguard of our visitors, employees, and community.
GSMR will extend the current suspension of passenger train operations until May
1, 2020 or until further notice. This also includes our model train museum and
retail store.
We will continue in providing clear options to offer the best customer service and
booking flexibility. Guests who currently hold reservations will be notified with
the option of rescheduling or cancellation. For all reservations effected by this
suspension we will continue waiving all fees.
Guests may also call our reservations line at 1-800-872-4681 between the hours of
9AM to 5:00PM EST or email us at [email protected] Calls and emails
will be answered in the order they are received. Please remain patient with us as
our call and email volume will increase.
At this time, we are not announcing any cancellation of service beyond May 1,
2020 as we remain hopeful to see the return of our busy 2020 railroad season very
soon. However, as the situation changes and new information becomes available
our timeline may be altered and we will continue communicating as quickly as
possible.

The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad welcomes back The PEANUTS™ Easter Beagle Express April 10 & 11! This 4-hour round trip special event train departs the historic Bryson City Depot at 11:00am, and will travel along the Tuckasegee River to the quaint town of Dillsboro, North Carolina for a 1 ½ hour layover of activities.

Passengers will join Snoopy, Lucy, Charlie Brown and our Easter Bunnies for old fashioned Easter fun! Festivities include an on-going Easter egg hunt, crafts, coloring sheets, temporary tattoos, and snacks with Snoopy and more. There will also be plenty of opportunities for pictures, so do not forget your camera! BOOKING IS NOW AVAILABLE!

LIVE Pre-K The Little Gym at Home!
Apr 10 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
The Little Gym of Asheville online

Do you have a kiddo who is 3-6 years old? Join us LIVE for a Get Moving and Brain Boost workout!

https://www.facebook.com/events/522385885375910/?event_time_id=522385888709243

Saturday, April 11, 2020
4-H at Home by South Carolina 4-H
Apr 11 all-day
South Carolina 4-H online

Schools are closed, but that doesn’t mean the learning has to stop. Join us for a daily 4-H activity sent via e-mail. Activities can be completed at home using common household materials. Some may require internet access. Topics include: Animals and Agriculture, Healthy Lifestyles, Civic Engagement and Leadership, Natural Resources, and STEM.

Ages: 5-18

Cost: Free

4-H Membership not required.

Although this opportunity is hosted by the Midlands Region of South Carolina 4-H, any youth, regardless of their location, may participate.

Share your daily photos using the hashtag #SC4HatHome for a chance to win a free 4-H Membership and prize pack. Prizes will be given weekly.

 

Dolly Parton Storytime Series Virtual
Apr 11 all-day
Dolly Parton Story Time Online

Books from the Imagination Library will continue to go out as scheduled. A special new program, Goodnight with Dolly, is a 10-week series of Dolly read-aloud videos where the Book Lady herself will read one Imagination Library bedtime story each week. The series launched on April 2, and we hope this gift will further inspire a love of books and shared storytime during this important period.
E-learning with The Spartanburg Science Center
Apr 11 all-day
online

E-learning resources

We have compiled a growing list of online resources to give educators, caregivers, students and parents the tools they need to succeed at home in STEM education.

Resources

Get Free Books from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Apr 11 all-day
Imagination Library Online

Children under 5 years old can receive free, age-appropriate books each month until their 5th birthday! Read more and sign up here.
Redesigning Our Future: National Environmental Summit for High School Students
Apr 11 all-day
Catawba College
SAHC Education Videos Spiders and Snakes! Oh My! Myth Buster
Apr 11 all-day
Online Videos

We’ve turned some of our youth conservation education programs into videos to share online. Earlier this year, we asked elementary and middle school students what might prevent them from enjoying time outdoors – and many responded “snakes” or “spiders.” So, we developed fun lessons to help dispel myths and fears about snakes and spiders. These video adaptations of our youth education programs include short 5-minute lessons and step-by-step craft activities. Enjoy!

SPIDERS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRWaw6jPeN8&utm_source=SAHC+Default+MC+List&utm_campaign=6b1835d2ec-February_2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4717684d09-6b1835d2ec-144635353&ct=t%28February_2018_COPY_01%29&mc_cid=6b1835d2ec&mc_eid=cccced3ffd

 

SNAKES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpFcByki9xM&utm_source=SAHC+Default+MC+List&utm_campaign=6b1835d2ec-February_2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4717684d09-6b1835d2ec-144635353&ct=t%28February_2018_COPY_01%29&mc_cid=6b1835d2ec&mc_eid=cccced3ffd

Animal Habitats VIP Tours
Apr 11 @ 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.

Carl Sandburg Home: “Movement” Youth Art Show
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Carl Sandburg Home



More than 700 students from across the country used canvases for an artistic expression inspired by Carl Sandburg’s poem “Night Movement,” and other poetry pieces in Sandburg’s collection “Smoke and Steel.” 71 canvases were submitted to the exhibit and each canvas reflects how the young artists chose to interpret what “movement” means to them. Visitors can see the installation in a building adjacent to the Sandburg Home when they visit. Young artists are represented from across the country and locally.

Sandburg Home: The Sandburg Home is a great place to start your visit! The ground floor of the home contains visitor information, exhibits, tour ticket sales, the park store, and you can watch the park video. The main and top level of the home are furnished with the Sandburg family belongings. Visitors may only access the furnished ares of the home on a guided tour.

Sandburg Home Guided Tour Fee: (credit card only)
$8.00 for Adults 16 and older
$5.00 for Adults age 62 and older and all interagency pass holders
Free for Children age 15 and under

  • Reservations: Reserving in advance lets you pick your preferred house tour time. Tours fill up quickly. Last-minute, in-person tickets may not be available on the day you visit. Plan ahead and reserve house tour tickets at recreation.gov.
  • Passes: The park sells the America the BeautifulNational Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes.
    *These passes do not waive the house tour fee, but do provide a discount.
  • 30-minute house tours are offered every day. Visit recreation.gov for the current schedule.
  • Visitors may only tour the Sandburg Home on a guided tour.
  • Tours are limited to 12 persons.
  • Strollers are not permitted on the house tour, but there is a place to leave them for storage. Infants and small children should be carried through the house while on tour.
The Utley Collection of Brass Instruments
Apr 11 @ 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

PEANUTS™ Easter Beagle Express CANCELLED
Apr 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad (GSMR) has continued to
follow the rapidly developing concerns and threats due to the impact of COVID19. As it continues to spread, it is important that we follow the current guidance
and recommendations from our state and national officials. Our top priority
remains the safeguard of our visitors, employees, and community.
GSMR will extend the current suspension of passenger train operations until May
1, 2020 or until further notice. This also includes our model train museum and
retail store.
We will continue in providing clear options to offer the best customer service and
booking flexibility. Guests who currently hold reservations will be notified with
the option of rescheduling or cancellation. For all reservations effected by this
suspension we will continue waiving all fees.
Guests may also call our reservations line at 1-800-872-4681 between the hours of
9AM to 5:00PM EST or email us at [email protected] Calls and emails
will be answered in the order they are received. Please remain patient with us as
our call and email volume will increase.
At this time, we are not announcing any cancellation of service beyond May 1,
2020 as we remain hopeful to see the return of our busy 2020 railroad season very
soon. However, as the situation changes and new information becomes available
our timeline may be altered and we will continue communicating as quickly as
possible.

The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad welcomes back The PEANUTS™ Easter Beagle Express April 10 & 11! This 4-hour round trip special event train departs the historic Bryson City Depot at 11:00am, and will travel along the Tuckasegee River to the quaint town of Dillsboro, North Carolina for a 1 ½ hour layover of activities.

Passengers will join Snoopy, Lucy, Charlie Brown and our Easter Bunnies for old fashioned Easter fun! Festivities include an on-going Easter egg hunt, crafts, coloring sheets, temporary tattoos, and snacks with Snoopy and more. There will also be plenty of opportunities for pictures, so do not forget your camera! BOOKING IS NOW AVAILABLE!