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Wednesday, June 19, 2024
2024 Fairy Door Sponsor
Jun 19 – Aug 31 all-day
Bullington Gardens

Last year, our fairy gardens attracted almost 9,000 visitors between June and August 2023. We see this as an opportunity to highlight Bullington’s circle of contributors through the sponsorship of a fairy door. The handcrafted doors will have the sponsor’s name, will be opened by guests to reveal a hidden message, and will be given to the sponsors when they are taken down after the summer.

Here are just a few statistics about the 2023 Fairy trail and sponsors from last year:

  • Visitors – Local visitors (from a 50-mile radius) numbered 2,647. Total visitors: over 8,700 from 18 countries, 41 different states, and D.C., 138 cities in N.C., 52 cities in S.C.

  • Appeared on WLOS and over 15 print publications.

  • Appeared in over a hundred social media posts (YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.)

  • Acknowledgement of sponsors were printed on 1350 of the Woodland Gazettes that were given out to children as they visited.

  • Sponsors were highlighted in our Friends of Bullington newsletter.

The dates of the fairy garden will run from June 1, 2024, through August 31, 2024. Please consider being one of our ‘Sponsors with Heart’ by purchasing a fairy door. We need to hear from you no later than April 15, 2024, so we can customize your door and message in time for the grand opening of our Fairy Gardens kickoff.

Fairy Door Sponsor Information:

Thank you for supporting Bullington Gardens, and sharing our passion for providing WNC with magical public gardens aimed to connect to the natural world and provide science-based education.

Dates: June 1- August 31, 2024

Location: Bullington Gardens Fairy Trail, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville, NC 28792

Sponsor Benefits $350

  • Business or name listed on a medium (approx.) 12” fairy house doors. (You can help our artist to design if ordered early enough)

  • Recognition of sponsorship in Bullington Board newsletter.

  • Acknowledgment on the Bullington Gardens social media pages.

  • Sponsor logo and link on the Bullington Gardens website for 90 days

  • Donation is tax-deductible.

Invoices and tax-deductible receipts will be sent from Bullington Gardens, Inc. Please send payment and the form below by April 15, 2024. For any questions, please contact Annie Higgins at [email protected] or call (828) 698-6104

Sponsor a door here.

Carl Sandburg Home Volunteer Opportunity: Goat Barn Attendant
Jun 19 all-day
Carl Sandburg Home Historic Site
Goat Barn Attendant: Are you interested in helping our park rangers care for the dairy goats at Connemara Farms? These goats require daily care, including feeding, grooming, and cleaning of their stalls. We also share the story of the Sandburg family and their special herd with thousands of visitors each year.
Anyone 18 and older who has 4 hours a week to dedicate to the park is encouraged to apply for this volunteer opportunity. Applications can be found here (https://forms.office.com/g/LzQweWBSma) Attending a virtual orientation, short phone interview, and in-person training are required. Dates for these events will be sent to qualified applicants.
Carl Sandburg Home Volunteer Opportunity: House Tour Guide
Jun 19 all-day
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
House Tour Guide: Join the park staff in sharing the story of the poet, biographer, journalist, children’s author, and song collector Carl Sandburg. Volunteers provide house tours to the visiting public, assist in special events, and if desired assist with education visits. We provide hands-on experience, training and a sense of satisfaction in sharing our National Park Service treasure.  We supply a uniform shirt and nametag, as well as information and training materials.  In addition, volunteers engage in annual field trips, training sessions, and an annual award banquet. Attending a virtual orientation, short phone interview, and in-person training are required. Dates for these events will be sent to qualified applicants.  Applications can be found here: Sandburg Volunteer Inquiry.
Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 828-242-1566 or [email protected].
JUNETEENTH-Greenville
Jun 19 all-day
Unity Park

Join us at the Prisma Health Welcome Center at Unity Park for a special Juneteenth celebration featuring inspiring speakers, poetry, music and more!

Juneteenth is in partnership with the Urban league of the Upstate, the Greenville section of National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

JUNETEENTH ESSAY CONTEST

The Juneteenth Essay Contest presented by the Greenville County Section of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Two winners will receive a $500 scholarship that will be announced during the Juneteenth at Unity Park event. 2024 Essay Contest Guidelines

Glenis Redmond at Juneteenth celebration

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS

Young Entrepreneurs from Village Launch will be showcasing their creations inside the Prisma Health Welcome Center.
National Park Fee Free Days: Juneteenth National Independence Day
Jun 19 all-day
Carl Sandburg Home

National Park Fee Free Days

Please check operating status at this park and others before traveling as holidays and local weather or safety conditions can affect hours of operation.

Come experience the national parks! On six days in 2024, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2024:

SC Child care Resource + Referral Search Engine
Jun 19 all-day
online
Summer is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to start thinking about additional childcare! With many Upstate residents juggling work AND family life, the thought of summer break can be a huge stressor!
Fortunately, the folks at SC Child Care Resource & Referral Search Engine understand, and have created a comprehensive tool to connect you with childcare resources across the state.
Sow Stability for a Neighbor in Need
Jun 19 all-day
online w/ Greer Relief

Hardship knows no bounds – it can impact individuals from all walks of life, leaving them vulnerable and without means. But with Greer Relief, there’s a beacon of hope. We’re committed to sowing stability by providing financial aid to our neighbors in need, offering them the support they require to navigate life’s challenges. Your contribution can make all the difference for someone facing adversity. Join us in our mission to provide stability for our community.

Tech After Five
Jun 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Think Tank Brew Lab
Tech After Five connects the tech community. We invite IT Professionals, Startups, Entrepreneurs and their community of support to come together and make meaningful professional connections.

You may be looking for work or looking to hire. You might be looking for customers or prospects. You may need co-founders, partners or mentors. We’ve got you covered.

Tech After Five is not like other networking events. We work particularly hard to make sure we get the right people in the room and then make sure it’s easy for you to find each other. Sign up using the right ticket type for you. We will then follow up with custom emails that let you know who you can expect to meet. We will print custom badges for the event that make it easy for you to find the people you are looking for.

We know that networking can be hard. We try to make it as easy as possible for you to meet the right people. We know that when smart people come together we can make things happen. We hope you will join us and become part of our community.

Thursday, June 20, 2024
Carl Sandburg Home Volunteer Opportunity: Goat Barn Attendant
Jun 20 all-day
Carl Sandburg Home Historic Site
Goat Barn Attendant: Are you interested in helping our park rangers care for the dairy goats at Connemara Farms? These goats require daily care, including feeding, grooming, and cleaning of their stalls. We also share the story of the Sandburg family and their special herd with thousands of visitors each year.
Anyone 18 and older who has 4 hours a week to dedicate to the park is encouraged to apply for this volunteer opportunity. Applications can be found here (https://forms.office.com/g/LzQweWBSma) Attending a virtual orientation, short phone interview, and in-person training are required. Dates for these events will be sent to qualified applicants.
Carl Sandburg Home Volunteer Opportunity: House Tour Guide
Jun 20 all-day
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
House Tour Guide: Join the park staff in sharing the story of the poet, biographer, journalist, children’s author, and song collector Carl Sandburg. Volunteers provide house tours to the visiting public, assist in special events, and if desired assist with education visits. We provide hands-on experience, training and a sense of satisfaction in sharing our National Park Service treasure.  We supply a uniform shirt and nametag, as well as information and training materials.  In addition, volunteers engage in annual field trips, training sessions, and an annual award banquet. Attending a virtual orientation, short phone interview, and in-person training are required. Dates for these events will be sent to qualified applicants.  Applications can be found here: Sandburg Volunteer Inquiry.
Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 828-242-1566 or [email protected].
Sow Stability for a Neighbor in Need
Jun 20 all-day
online w/ Greer Relief

Hardship knows no bounds – it can impact individuals from all walks of life, leaving them vulnerable and without means. But with Greer Relief, there’s a beacon of hope. We’re committed to sowing stability by providing financial aid to our neighbors in need, offering them the support they require to navigate life’s challenges. Your contribution can make all the difference for someone facing adversity. Join us in our mission to provide stability for our community.

Upstate Outdoor Activity & Recreation Map
Jun 20 @ 7:00 am
online
Summer is officially here, and it is bringing the HEAT! Whether you’re looking to cool off, grab a tan, or just keep the kids entertained, we’ve got a comprehensive interactive map of Upstate outdoor recreation opportunities that will keep you busy all season long!
The Upstate Outdoor Activity & Recreation map is an interactive resource that allows you to see everything from splash pads to hiking trails to playgrounds and more across the region. With so many opportunities, what will you check out first?!
Volunteer With Your Family
Jun 20 @ 8:00 am
Meals on Wheels- Greenville

 

Summer break is officially here! With many of our regular volunteers heading off on vacation over the next few months, we need help filling their spots.

Choose from…

Meal Delivery | Dedicate one hour to delivering meals and check-ins to 10-15 clients

on a delivery route on either Monday, Wednesday, or Friday.

Meal Packing | Help prep hot, nutritious meals going out that day in our kitchen from

8-10 a.m. any day Monday to Friday.

Meal Distribution | Assemble meal orders for delivery volunteers picking up at our

office on either Monday, Wednesday, or Friday.

Office Assistance | Assist staff members with office administration tasks on Tuesdays and Thursdays—tasks will vary depending on the week each month.

Virtual Teachings | Lead virtual sessions for our Claris Companion tablet clients, like Bingo, an exercise class, book club, etc.

You don’t have to do it alone. Gather your family members and volunteer together!

Questions? Contact Volunteer Services at 864-233-6565 or via email.

Hello Family: network + support
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
online w/ Hello Family
Hello Family Proves “It Takes a Village” in Spartanburg
Hello Family believes that all parents and caregivers deserve a network of support. That’s why this unique organization is providing Spartanburg families with key resources and services focusing on care ranging from prenatal to age 5.
With services ranging from text based assistance to community baby showers, to preschool readiness support, Hello Family is helping “Spartanburg’s youngest residents” get the best possible start to their journey! Find out more below!
AM YOGA
Jun 20 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Headquarters Library

Yoga is back at Headquarters! We have new instructors but the same low $2 fee for our fitness classes. This one’s suitable for all ages and abilities. You’re welcome to bring your mat with you, but if you don’t have one, a limited supply of community mats are available.

THIRD THURSDAY MARKET
Jun 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Poe West

Let’s make Thursdays fun again! Join the fun at this market for start-ups to celebrate minority and women-owned businesses and see all that Poe West has to offer!

Downtown Alive
Jun 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
NOMA Square

Outdoor concerts bringing live music to downtown Greenville kick off this week.

Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive and Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays will return to NOMA Square for the 2024 season with a lineup of new and returning artists.

Downtown Alive starts Thursday, March 14 with performances by Linda Faye’s Sound. Benefiting the Metropolitan Arts Council, the weekly music series runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday until late August.

April 4, Darby Wilcox & The Peep Show

April 11, The Well Drinkers

April 18, Cash Machine

April 25, Gold Road

May 2, DJ Tambition

May 9, Mark Webb Jr.

May 16, Nathan Angelo

May 23, Bucko with Sunhouse

May 30, Threesound

June 6, Tuba Gin

June 13, Funcle

June 20, Randomonium

June 27, Juno Dunes

July 11, Andrew Scotchie

July 18, The Wobblers

July 25, Kendall Lanford

August 1, The Shady Recruits

August 8, BR385

August 15, Run Katie Run

August 22, Wilder Things Than Us

August 29, Gimmie the Gig Winner
MUSIC ON MAIN
Jun 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Morgan Square
Jazz for Justice
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Senior Action

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is an opportunity for people or organizations to take action to protect older people by raising awareness about elder abuse, why it occurs, and how to stop it.

Enjoy an evening of music and conversation about how we can prevent elder abuse in Greenville County at Jazz for Justice on Thursday, June 20 from

6-8 p.m. at Senior Action Greenville.

The Lakeside Concert Series
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm
Amphitheater, McAlister Auditorium, Furman Lake Amphitheater Parking Lot

The Lakeside Concert Series presents concerts of various musical styles, genres, historical contexts, and cultural representation over a series of 10 weeks. Each week, there will be musical performances lasting a minimum of 1 hour each beginning at 7:30 every Thursday all summer.

In case of inclement weather, the concerts will be moved indoors to McAlister Auditorium. Contact the Music Department office at 864-294-2086 for details. If you call after 5 p.m., there will be a recording on the voicemail providing information about the concert location and performers for the week.

Furman University is committed to maintaining and strengthening an environment that is accessible and inclusive for all members of our community. We want to ensure that everyone can access and enjoy these activities. If you need any accommodations in order to fully participate, please contact the event sponsor to request them. Requests must be received at least three (3) business days prior to the scheduled date of the event or activity.

Sponsor: Sue Samuels