The Greenville.com community calendar contains local events going on in and around Greenville, SC. See when the next local event is scheduled.

Friday, January 22, 2021
January is National Blood Donor Month
Jan 22 all-day
The Blood Connection various locations

Amid the arrival of the long awaited COVID-19 vaccine, the demand for a well-known treatment for those battling the virus, convalescent plasma, has skyrocketed.

The Blood Connection (TBC), a non-profit community blood center, has seen the demand for this life-saving product triple in the past few months because of its effectiveness.
However, the need for convalescent plasma continues to far outrun the supply.
The release of the COVID-19 vaccine has created a challenge for TBC, as it reduces the number
of people who are eligible to give convalescent plasma. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA)
has recommended that donors who have received the vaccine should not donate convalescent
plasma but can donate whole blood (a regular blood donation). To give convalescent plasma,
donors must be symptom free for at least 14 days and must have proof of a positive COVID-19
test or positive COVID-19 antibody test.

Visit web site or call to schedule your donation appointment:
Hendersonville
825 Spartanburg Highway
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Greenville
435 Woodruff Rd.
Greenville, SC 29607

Spartanburg
270 N. Grove Medical Park Dr.
Spartanburg, SC 29303

Asheville
225 Airport Rd.
Arden, NC 28704

SC DHEC Survey for Businesses to help allocate limited COVID-19 vaccine supply to essential employees
Jan 22 all-day
Online

SC DHEC is asking businesses to complete a survey to help allocate limited COVID-19 vaccine supply to essential employees.

Phases 1b & 1c will include manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers, law enforcement officers and first responders, food and agricultural workers, educational sector workers and more.
Sensational Sigal Exhibition
Jan 22 – Dec 31 all-day
Sigal Music Museum

Celebrating our renaming, the Sensational Sigal exhibition presents highlights from the unparalleled musical instrument collection of Marlowe A. Sigal while exploring the life of the man behind this remarkable gift. The exhibition features a broad range of objects and offers one of the most robust displays of keyboard instruments and wind instruments in the world.

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System: FAQ video concerning the COVID-19 vaccines
Jan 22 all-day
Online
COVID vaccine FAQs from SRHS
Dr. Christopher Lombardozzi with Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System has created a FAQ video concerning the COVID-19 vaccines.
Get informed on the vaccine’s safety, development and more by watching Lombardozzi’s videos.
Spartanburg Regional: online tool for COVID-19 vaccine registration list Ages 70+
Jan 22 all-day
Online

Spartanburg Regional Hospital (File/ FOX Carolina)© Provided by WHNS Greenville

The Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System announced on Wednesday that people who are in Phase 1a or seniors age 70- and older can add their names to a registration list via an online tool.

Officials said people can register starting this Friday at SpartanburgRegional.com/Vaccine. Once Spartanburg Regional receives confirmation of additional vaccine allocations from the federal government, they will begin notifying eligible individuals who have registered online that URL.

Officials said people who are unable to register online and have additional questions may also call Spartanburg Regional’s COVID-19 Customer Service by phone at 864-577-4091.

Vaccination registration from SRHS
Jan 22 all-day
Online
Vaccination registration from SRHS
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System has opened up a COVID vaccination registration system.
Residents of Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties can register. Once you’re eligible for a shot and a vaccine is available, you will be notified with further instructions.
Visit website to be added to our registration list for the COVID-19 vaccine. An individual email address is required for each person to register. When you become eligible and vaccine is available, you will be notified via email and provided with further instructions.
Local Government Offices Interactive Map
Jan 22 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Online

TATT volunteers have developed a number of interactive regional asset maps.

Upstate Child Well-Being Services Interactive Map
Jan 22 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Online

TATT volunteers have developed a number of interactive regional asset maps.

Upstate Outdoor Activity + Recreation Areas Interactive Map
Jan 22 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Online

TATT volunteers have developed a number of interactive regional asset maps.

Upstate Schools, Colleges and Universities Interactive Map
Jan 22 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Online

TATT volunteers have developed a number of interactive regional asset maps.

Upstate Senior Services Interactive Map
Jan 22 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Online w/ Ten at the Top

TATT volunteers have developed a number of interactive regional asset maps.

Bon Secours Wellness Outreach | Alcance Comunitario
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Online

BSHSI COVID-19 hotline: 888-700-9011 (Spanish upon request)- 
for questions about COVID-19. Call to be guided on next steps.


Linea de COVID-19 disponible (pida español): 888-700-9011, llame para más información. 
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 The Bon Secours Wellness Outreach team continues to support the community while working remotely and via phone. 

MLK Service Drive
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
United Way
  • The drive is to collect supplies for residents experiencing homelessness, to be distributed during the Point-In-Time Count (a count of homeless people living in shelters and on the streets on a single night).
  • Requested items include: Backpacks (minimum size 18″ x 12″ x 7″); Blankets (new, unisex colors preferred); and water bottles (flip top or straw preferred).
  • Image may contain: text that says 'MLK SERVICE DRIVE PIT COUNT COLLECTION REQUESTED ITEMS THESE MUST BE NEW, NEVER USED: BACKPACKS min. size: 18" BLANKETS unisex colors preferred WATER BOTTLES straw PLEASE PACK NEW BLANKETS & WATER BOTTLES INSIDE THE BACKpACK. WE WILL COLLECT ALL ITEMS ON OUR COMMUNITY DROP-OFF DAY: FRIDAY, JAN. 22 10 AM PM United Way of Greenville County 105 Edinburgh Ct. Greenville, SC 29607'
Piedmont Care Announces Self-Administered HIV Testing
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Online w/ Piedmont Care

 

PIEDMONT CARE INTRODUCES AT-HOME HIV TESTING PROGRAM

HIV testing is key to controlling the spread of HIV. If people cannot get to a medical care provider or community-based organization for HIV testing, Piedmont Care is offering an FDA-approved at-home, self-administered HIV testing option. The CDC is recommending that community-based organizations, like Piedmont Care, consider at-home, self-administered HIV testing as an additional strategy to reach those most affected by HIV, since traditional HIV testing services may be interrupted due to the COVID-19 response.

The at-home HIV test requires no blood and offers results in 20 minutes. People qualifying for the at-home testing option will also have access to a 24/7 call center and video guide to get answers quickly.

The Piedmont Care team will also provide:

– Linkage to care services for people living with HIV

– Follow-up planning and resources

– Condoms and other HIV prevention tools

To see if you qualify to receive an at-home HIV test kit, click here or our website.

According to the CDC, an estimated 250,000 Americans are unaware of their HIV infection. Piedmont Care’s at-home HIV testing program is part of the national Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE) campaign. This cross-agency initiative leverages critical scientific advances in HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and outbreak response by coordinating the highly successful programs, resources, and infrastructure of many HHS agencies and offices.  South Carolina is targeted as one of 7 states that have a substantial rural HIV burden – with over 75 cases and 10% or more of their diagnoses in rural areas.

This is a great time to introduce at-home HIV testing to our community. Due to COVID-19, people at risk for HIV infection may be wary of visiting HIV testing locations. The traditional public health care system may be stretched to the limit during this pandemic. The at-home HIV test option helps Piedmont Care continue to address the urgent need for HIV testing and treatment in our community while being responsive to both community and public health needs – Tracey L. Jackson, Executive Director

The Piedmont Care at-home HIV testing program is supported by your donations. The pilot program is supported by the Kaiser Family Foundation, Walgreens, and the Mary Black Foundation.

Piedmont Care is the nonprofit organization providing HIV and AIDS care, prevention, and advocacy in our community: (864) 582-7773, www.piedmontcare.org, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

The Gallery at Flat Rock: Porch Portraits sessions donates to Flat Rock Playhouse
Jan 22 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Gallery at Flat Rock
Man and woman smiling as their infant son poses in front of them.The Goodrum Family, photo by Suzanne Camarata

Thank you Suzanne Camarata of The Gallery at Flat Rock whose Porch Portraits sessions raised $2835 for the Playhouse! Suzanne began this series when the pandemic made traditional photo sessions a challenge and inspired photographers used social distancing to create a new way to capture memories. “Porch Portraits by Suzanne brings the fun of a casual, light-hearted photoshoot right to your home – literally to your front porch or in your front yard. ” Suzanne is continuing her sessions this year, so make sure to visit the link below to get (or gift) a session today.

Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Jan 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jesus the King AG

Banco de Comida I Food Pantry

Saturday, January 23, 2021
January is National Blood Donor Month
Jan 23 all-day
The Blood Connection various locations

Amid the arrival of the long awaited COVID-19 vaccine, the demand for a well-known treatment for those battling the virus, convalescent plasma, has skyrocketed.

The Blood Connection (TBC), a non-profit community blood center, has seen the demand for this life-saving product triple in the past few months because of its effectiveness.
However, the need for convalescent plasma continues to far outrun the supply.
The release of the COVID-19 vaccine has created a challenge for TBC, as it reduces the number
of people who are eligible to give convalescent plasma. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA)
has recommended that donors who have received the vaccine should not donate convalescent
plasma but can donate whole blood (a regular blood donation). To give convalescent plasma,
donors must be symptom free for at least 14 days and must have proof of a positive COVID-19
test or positive COVID-19 antibody test.

Visit web site or call to schedule your donation appointment:
Hendersonville
825 Spartanburg Highway
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Greenville
435 Woodruff Rd.
Greenville, SC 29607

Spartanburg
270 N. Grove Medical Park Dr.
Spartanburg, SC 29303

Asheville
225 Airport Rd.
Arden, NC 28704

SC DHEC Survey for Businesses to help allocate limited COVID-19 vaccine supply to essential employees
Jan 23 all-day
Online

SC DHEC is asking businesses to complete a survey to help allocate limited COVID-19 vaccine supply to essential employees.

Phases 1b & 1c will include manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers, law enforcement officers and first responders, food and agricultural workers, educational sector workers and more.
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System: FAQ video concerning the COVID-19 vaccines
Jan 23 all-day
Online
COVID vaccine FAQs from SRHS
Dr. Christopher Lombardozzi with Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System has created a FAQ video concerning the COVID-19 vaccines.
Get informed on the vaccine’s safety, development and more by watching Lombardozzi’s videos.
Spartanburg Regional: online tool for COVID-19 vaccine registration list Ages 70+
Jan 23 all-day
Online

Spartanburg Regional Hospital (File/ FOX Carolina)© Provided by WHNS Greenville

The Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System announced on Wednesday that people who are in Phase 1a or seniors age 70- and older can add their names to a registration list via an online tool.

Officials said people can register starting this Friday at SpartanburgRegional.com/Vaccine. Once Spartanburg Regional receives confirmation of additional vaccine allocations from the federal government, they will begin notifying eligible individuals who have registered online that URL.

Officials said people who are unable to register online and have additional questions may also call Spartanburg Regional’s COVID-19 Customer Service by phone at 864-577-4091.