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Tuesday, October 4, 2022
2022 Greer Ghost Tours
Oct 4 – Oct 31 all-day
Tours Start at Multiply Locations

Join a Greer Ghost Tour for a family-friendly frightfully good evening of fun and phantoms! Get your tickets at https://www.greerheritage.com/ghosts/.

October is Zero Waste Month! Are You Ready to Take the Challenge?
Oct 4 all-day
online

Let’s turn the Race to Zero Waste into a SPRINT! Are you ready to make an extra effort to reduce waste? This October, join us in sharing zero waste solutions on social media! 

It’s easy as 1, 2, 3!

 

  1. Sign up by joining the challenge
  2. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to get action ideas from our expert interviews
  3. Share your zero waste actions on social media using the hashtag  #ZeroWasteMonth

 

Please tag us @racetozerowaste when sharing your action/s!

Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Oct 4 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
United Ministries Administration and Emergency Assistance
Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Oct 4 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
United Ministries
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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Greer Christmas Parade Registration: Theme: A Toyland Christmas
Oct 5 all-day
online
SUN

Dec 4th

2:30 PM
GREER, SC
Theme: A Toyland Christmas

Join the fun and decorate your entries to reflect Santa’s Workshop A Toyland Christmas! Remember, Santa is ONLY on the last float in the parade! The Greer Christmas Parade route is 1.1 miles; beginning at Poinsett Street & Memorial Drive and ending at N. Main Street & Cunningham Drive.

$50 Non-Commercial/Organization/Non-Profit registration

$100 Commercial/Business registration

$750 Rent a float from Greer Relief

$800 Rent a float from Greer Relief with sound

CLICK HERE for available floats

ALL entries & fees must be received or postmarked by the day before Thanksgiving (November 23rd). Entries & fees received/postmarked after this date will be assessed the $50 late entry fee.

We will have several awards determined by our judges: Best Float Entry, Best Walking Entry, and Best Band. 2021 Best Float was Mack Lindsey Grading/Lindsey Plantation, 2021 Best Walking Entry was The Brass Beard Barbershop, and 2021 Best Band was Riverside High School Bands. They each get bragging rights & a free entry for the 2022 Greer Christmas Parade!

BACK AGAIN THIS YEAR!! We will be incorporating a toy drive INTO the parade. We are asking for new toys to be brought to the parade to help support the Greer Relief Christmas Morning Shoppe, click here for more information on the program.

Please forward this email to any individual, business, and organization interested in participating in the parade. If you have any questions you can email us at [email protected] or call (864) 334-3490.

We look forward to seeing you at the parade!

Best Wishes,

Kyndra Kemp

Greer Christmas Parade Chairman

Sponsorships

Sponsoring the Greer Christmas Parade is a fun and festive way to support the Greer Community! We are excited to have the Sensory Zone Sponsorship again this year as well as opportunities for vendors.

Check out all the ways you can get involved.

For more information on all Greer Christmas Parade sponsorships click here.

October is Zero Waste Month! Are You Ready to Take the Challenge?
Oct 5 all-day
online

Let’s turn the Race to Zero Waste into a SPRINT! Are you ready to make an extra effort to reduce waste? This October, join us in sharing zero waste solutions on social media! 

It’s easy as 1, 2, 3!

 

  1. Sign up by joining the challenge
  2. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to get action ideas from our expert interviews
  3. Share your zero waste actions on social media using the hashtag  #ZeroWasteMonth

 

Please tag us @racetozerowaste when sharing your action/s!

Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Oct 5 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
United Ministries Administration and Emergency Assistance
Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Oct 5 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
United Ministries
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Thursday, October 6, 2022
October is Zero Waste Month! Are You Ready to Take the Challenge?
Oct 6 all-day
online

Let’s turn the Race to Zero Waste into a SPRINT! Are you ready to make an extra effort to reduce waste? This October, join us in sharing zero waste solutions on social media! 

It’s easy as 1, 2, 3!

 

  1. Sign up by joining the challenge
  2. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to get action ideas from our expert interviews
  3. Share your zero waste actions on social media using the hashtag  #ZeroWasteMonth

 

Please tag us @racetozerowaste when sharing your action/s!

Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Oct 6 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
United Ministries Administration and Emergency Assistance
Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Oct 6 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
United Ministries
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Thursdays on the Block
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Main Street Woodruff Main Street, Woodruff, SC

Pick up dinner, shaved ice, or ice cream from one of many locally owned options in walking distance and enjoy while listening to live music in a great atmosphere.

Friday, October 7, 2022
Greer Christmas Parade Registration: Theme: A Toyland Christmas
Oct 7 all-day
online
SUN

Dec 4th

2:30 PM
GREER, SC
Theme: A Toyland Christmas

Join the fun and decorate your entries to reflect Santa’s Workshop A Toyland Christmas! Remember, Santa is ONLY on the last float in the parade! The Greer Christmas Parade route is 1.1 miles; beginning at Poinsett Street & Memorial Drive and ending at N. Main Street & Cunningham Drive.

$50 Non-Commercial/Organization/Non-Profit registration

$100 Commercial/Business registration

$750 Rent a float from Greer Relief

$800 Rent a float from Greer Relief with sound

CLICK HERE for available floats

ALL entries & fees must be received or postmarked by the day before Thanksgiving (November 23rd). Entries & fees received/postmarked after this date will be assessed the $50 late entry fee.

We will have several awards determined by our judges: Best Float Entry, Best Walking Entry, and Best Band. 2021 Best Float was Mack Lindsey Grading/Lindsey Plantation, 2021 Best Walking Entry was The Brass Beard Barbershop, and 2021 Best Band was Riverside High School Bands. They each get bragging rights & a free entry for the 2022 Greer Christmas Parade!

BACK AGAIN THIS YEAR!! We will be incorporating a toy drive INTO the parade. We are asking for new toys to be brought to the parade to help support the Greer Relief Christmas Morning Shoppe, click here for more information on the program.

Please forward this email to any individual, business, and organization interested in participating in the parade. If you have any questions you can email us at [email protected] or call (864) 334-3490.

We look forward to seeing you at the parade!

Best Wishes,

Kyndra Kemp

Greer Christmas Parade Chairman

Sponsorships

Sponsoring the Greer Christmas Parade is a fun and festive way to support the Greer Community! We are excited to have the Sensory Zone Sponsorship again this year as well as opportunities for vendors.

Check out all the ways you can get involved.

For more information on all Greer Christmas Parade sponsorships click here.

October is Zero Waste Month! Are You Ready to Take the Challenge?
Oct 7 all-day
online

Let’s turn the Race to Zero Waste into a SPRINT! Are you ready to make an extra effort to reduce waste? This October, join us in sharing zero waste solutions on social media! 

It’s easy as 1, 2, 3!

 

  1. Sign up by joining the challenge
  2. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to get action ideas from our expert interviews
  3. Share your zero waste actions on social media using the hashtag  #ZeroWasteMonth

 

Please tag us @racetozerowaste when sharing your action/s!

VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live from the Hub City RR Museum in Spartanburg
Oct 7 all-day
online

Our annual Train Day event attracts hundreds of visitors

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 have already seen over 300 railfans at one time watching the video feed.
Links to live feeds:
[North Camera feed]
[South Camera feed]

Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Oct 7 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
United Ministries Administration and Emergency Assistance
Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Oct 7 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
United Ministries
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First Fridays Gallery Crawl
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
various locations

The first Friday of every month from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

First Fridays invites you to navigate Greenville’s visual arts scene each month as galleries and venues are open to the public from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. There are a number of resources on this page to help you plan your route. First, you can sign up for our eblast list to receive gallery highlights in your inbox each month before the event. Second, you can visit our maps to find the main areas where the galleries are located. Lastly, our gallery directory contains contact information and directions through Google Maps to each location.

COVID-19

Be sure to check our monthly eblast (subscribe below or click the link at the top of the page) to see which galleries are open each month. Some galleries may participate virtually. Please be considerate and wear a mask + practice social distancing when visiting the galleries.

Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Jesus the King AG
First Friday at Greenville Center for Creative Arts
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Greenville Center for Creative Arts

Make Greenville Center for Creative Arts (GCCA) your first stop on First Friday! Located in the historic Brandon Mill complex in the creative arts district of West Greenville, GCCA is a perfect place to begin the Metropolitan Arts Council’s monthly art walk.

The Art Center is open for extended hours, 6pm to 9pm, on the first Friday of every month for First Friday activities. In addition to viewing multiple exhibitions from both locally and nationally-recognized artists, at GCCA you’ll have the opportunity to meet the resident working artists, see their studio spaces and works in progress, and learn more about their personal style and artistic process.

The mission of GCCA is to enrich the cultural fabric of the community through visual arts promotion, education, and inspiration. Founded by a dedicated group of artists, teachers, and community leaders, the Art Center offers programs for people of all ages, backgrounds, and economic circumstances.

Greenville’s Downtown Trolley (Route 903) provides visitors to the downtown area easy and free transport to the West Greenville area from July through September, every Thursday and Friday, 6pm to 11pm, and Saturdays, 5:30pm to 11pm. For real-time scheduling, download the FindGreenlink app on your phone and come visit!