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Saturday, January 25, 2020
Are You Registered to Vote?
Jan 25 all-day
Not sure if you’re registered to vote in the upcoming primary, local and general election? Take one minute to check by clicking the button below!

 

Kindly provided by MANNA Food Bank!

LEAF Volunteers is now LEAF WeX
Jan 25 all-day
LEAF
We’ve opted to shift the name and give some different benefits.
WHAT is changing? The name, WeX Star Crew benefit, & Festival HQ
– Regular Volunteers are now WeX. Work 10 hours in exchange for Weekend (Fri to Sun) Ticket
– Plus Volunteers are now WeX Plus. Work 15 hours in exchange for a Weekend Plus (Thu to Sun) Ticket
– Star Volunteers are now WeX Star. Work 20 hours in exchange for a Weekend Plus (Thu to Sun) Ticket AND a Culinary Passport -OR- a Star Guest Pass Ticket (Thu to Sun). Guest passes are LIMITED.

We’ll update our Auto-Reply as well as make a note on the website when the guest pass is no longer an available option. Those who have submitted completed applications prior to the cut off will have the guest pass option.

WeX Headquarters (HQ) will now be located under the Ship with a designated lounging area for WeXs. Make sure to come by and say hello!! You’ll pick up official schedule cards and culinary passes here as well.

The Silver Pen Scholarship Competition
Jan 25 all-day
online

 

 

1st Place –   $2,500

2nd Place –   $750

3rd Place –   $500

 

 

 

Spartanburg, South Carolina – Local senior living community, Summit Hills is currently accepting applicants for their annual Silver Pen Writing Competition. This writing competition will award three local high school seniors with scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500. This year, the essay topic is “Discuss an accomplishment, event or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.” Participants are required to submit an essay with a minimum of 1,000 words, application form and transcript.

 

The Members at Summit Hills play an integral role as judges in the competition. “It’s a great scholarship opportunity and way to connect our Members with the local community,” said Regina Fargis, Summit Hills Executive Director. “The students submit their essays based on the topic and our Members sit on a panel of judges, where they assess and score the entries based on the set criteria”. Once the winners are selected, they are invited to a dinner celebration where they meet the judges and are recognized for their achievements. The winners will participate in a special ceremony where they are awarded their scholarship money, a framed certificate and an engraved silver pen with their name.

Entries must be received by February 14, 2020. The complete rules, eligibility and submission information for The Silver Pen Competition are available on the official website,  www.silverpen-slc.com . Summit Hills is an all-inclusive luxury retirement community offering independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services.

 

Wings for Autism®
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Asheville Regional Airport

The fifth annual Wings for Autism© at Asheville Regional Airport is Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 9am to noon. The free event provides an immersive, simulated airport experience for people on the autism spectrum and their families or caregivers. Participants will arrive at the airport, check in for their “flight” at the ticket counter, go through airport security, wait at the gate, enjoy a meal, and board the plane for their pretend trip.
Travel is a wonderful experience for many; however, for our autistic friends, the air travel experience can be unfamiliar, potentially stressful, and feel out of reach. We are pleased to partner with The Arc of Buncombe County, Allegiant, Worldwide Flight Service, the Transportation Security Administration and Bojangles’ of WNC to provide a practice airport experience to help our autistic friends and neighbors become more comfortable with the airport and airplane environments.
Food Box Delivery volunteers needed!
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WNCAP (Western North Carolina AIDS Project) Dedicated to preventing new cases of HIV/AIDS and promoting self-sufficiency in people living with HIV. WNCAP provides HIV-related client support, prevention, education and advocacy activities guided by the belief that all people are entitled to equal access to health care and disease prevention.
WNCAP needs volunteers for the 2nd & 4th Saturday morning Food Box Delivery: 10am-noon. Ride with another team member and deliver pre-packed boxes of food to home-bound, food insecure families living in the Asheville/ Buncombe area. Requires ability to lift 50 pounds, good driving record, and confidentiality. More info at [email protected] , 828-252-7489 ext. 315.

Seven Centuries of Keyboard Instruments
Jan 25 @ 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
Jan 25 @ 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

West End Warehouse Sale
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fluor Field

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The Greenville Drive are excited to host once again the West End Warehouse Sale on Friday, January 24th and Saturday, January 25th on the concourse at Fluor Field at the West End.

The West End Warehouse Sale will be open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM both days, and it will feature premium Drive merchandise available at the lowest prices of the season. From apparel to caps, outerwear to novelties and everything in between, the sale will include Drive merchandise for fans of all ages.

In addition to the Drive, other participating retailers include Monkee’s, Twill, Muse, Blossom, Pink Bee, J Britt, Cocobella, 601 South Boutique, The Vault, COAST, Barre3, CORE-Grow Strong, Kentwool, Splash on Main and Elephant’s Trunk.

Join us on January 24th and 25th to take advantage of these great deals on everything Drive!

Bullet Journal Buddies Monthly Drop-In Fiction Addiction
Jan 25 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Fiction Addiction

Join fellow BuJo aficionados to work on your journals, brainstorm new spreads, get advice, and show off your favorite supplies. We will have tables set up for you to work at, and supplies will be available to purchase.
Bullet Journal drop-ins will take place on the last Saturday of each month beginning in January 2020 from 12:30-3:00pm.
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Are You Registered to Vote?
Jan 26 all-day
Not sure if you’re registered to vote in the upcoming primary, local and general election? Take one minute to check by clicking the button below!

 

Kindly provided by MANNA Food Bank!

LEAF Volunteers is now LEAF WeX
Jan 26 all-day
LEAF
We’ve opted to shift the name and give some different benefits.
WHAT is changing? The name, WeX Star Crew benefit, & Festival HQ
– Regular Volunteers are now WeX. Work 10 hours in exchange for Weekend (Fri to Sun) Ticket
– Plus Volunteers are now WeX Plus. Work 15 hours in exchange for a Weekend Plus (Thu to Sun) Ticket
– Star Volunteers are now WeX Star. Work 20 hours in exchange for a Weekend Plus (Thu to Sun) Ticket AND a Culinary Passport -OR- a Star Guest Pass Ticket (Thu to Sun). Guest passes are LIMITED.

We’ll update our Auto-Reply as well as make a note on the website when the guest pass is no longer an available option. Those who have submitted completed applications prior to the cut off will have the guest pass option.

WeX Headquarters (HQ) will now be located under the Ship with a designated lounging area for WeXs. Make sure to come by and say hello!! You’ll pick up official schedule cards and culinary passes here as well.

The Silver Pen Scholarship Competition
Jan 26 all-day
online

 

 

1st Place –   $2,500

2nd Place –   $750

3rd Place –   $500

 

 

 

Spartanburg, South Carolina – Local senior living community, Summit Hills is currently accepting applicants for their annual Silver Pen Writing Competition. This writing competition will award three local high school seniors with scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500. This year, the essay topic is “Discuss an accomplishment, event or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.” Participants are required to submit an essay with a minimum of 1,000 words, application form and transcript.

 

The Members at Summit Hills play an integral role as judges in the competition. “It’s a great scholarship opportunity and way to connect our Members with the local community,” said Regina Fargis, Summit Hills Executive Director. “The students submit their essays based on the topic and our Members sit on a panel of judges, where they assess and score the entries based on the set criteria”. Once the winners are selected, they are invited to a dinner celebration where they meet the judges and are recognized for their achievements. The winners will participate in a special ceremony where they are awarded their scholarship money, a framed certificate and an engraved silver pen with their name.

Entries must be received by February 14, 2020. The complete rules, eligibility and submission information for The Silver Pen Competition are available on the official website,  www.silverpen-slc.com . Summit Hills is an all-inclusive luxury retirement community offering independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services.

 

The Utley Collection of Brass Instruments
Jan 26 @ 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

Monday, January 27, 2020
The Utley Collection of Brass Instruments
Jan 27 @ 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

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
The Utley Collection of Brass Instruments
Jan 28 @ 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

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
The Utley Collection of Brass Instruments
Jan 29 @ 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

Thursday, January 30, 2020
The Utley Collection of Brass Instruments
Jan 30 @ 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

OddBall 2020 Fundraiser
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Spartanburg Art Museum

OddBall 2020: Alien Chic is Spartanburg Art Museum’s defining annual fundraiser! This high-energy event features out-of-this-world entertainment by Imagine Circus, astronomical eats, intergalactic cocktails, and a live art auction. Don’t forget your costume! $99.99/person | ages 21+

Friday, January 31, 2020
The Utley Collection of Brass Instruments
Jan 31 @ 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

Saturday, February 1, 2020
Are You Registered to Vote?
Feb 1 all-day
Not sure if you’re registered to vote in the upcoming primary, local and general election? Take one minute to check by clicking the button below!

 

Kindly provided by MANNA Food Bank!