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Saturday, January 28, 2023
Angela Easterling + Brandon Turner
Jan 28 @ 5:00 pm – Feb 13 @ 8:00 pm
Fretwell Spartanburg

Angela Easterling brandishes her songwriting chops with rootsy, refreshing,
homespun tunes. Her duo partner, Brandon Turner, masters many complex
styles, with instrumentation that fleshes out the stories in Angela’s
songs, and adds some rocking fun. Their act is not quite country, not quite
folk, but altogether unique and engaging.
About the event:
Join our Off the Clock Friday at Fretwell! Each Friday, we’ll have a local
artist perform live music at our outdoor venue.
With delicious snacks and drinks (we now have beers on tap!), and lawn
games on our kid and dog-friendly green space, it’s fun for all ages!
About Fretwell:
Fretwell is Spartanburg’s newest gathering spot, located just a few steps
off the Mary Black Rail Trail. Whether you’re here to rest from the Trail,
have a beer or coffee with friends, or listen to live music with your
family, we’ll have a spot for you.

Monday, January 30, 2023
Flock Shop Family Fun Night
Jan 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spartanburg Science Center

Join us for a family fun night as we kick off the 45th Anniversary of the Science Center with a dinner, drinks and activities for the kids at the Flock Shop on Monday January 30 from 5-8pm. Kids eat free and adult tickets are $45 for food and 2 beverages. Summer camp spots will be raffled off along with tickets to our Science of Wine event April 20 at Bond Street.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Taylors Library: Plant to Plate: Growing and Cooking with Microgreens
Jan 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Taylors Library

Join Clemson SNAP-Ed and the Seed Library to learn all about how to grow and eat microgreens!

Incorporating a colorful variety of fruit and veggies in your diet doesn’t have to be complicated and during colder months growing some of your own fresh veggies is a great option to add nutrients to any meal. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of fresh, frozen and canned fruits and vegetables, and use our microgreens to create two recipes. You’ll leave our 1.5 hour class with the confidence to create delicious meals with microgreens, and a full kit to grow your own! Registration required. Email [email protected] or call 864-268-5955 to register.

Recipes: Microgreen Rainbow Salad & Pita Break Pocket with Microgreens

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Books Over Drinks with Elle Cosimano
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
M. Judson Booksellers

We are so excited to spend an evening with USA Today bestseller and Edgar Award nominee Elle Cosimano! We’ll be hearing about Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun—the hilarious and heart-pounding next installment in the beloved Finlay Donovan series. Finlay has been in messes before—after all, she’s an author and single mom who’s a pro at getting out bloodstains for rather unexpected reasons with her nanny/partner-in-crime—but none quite like this. This should be a fun evening, so don’t miss your chance to meet Elle, hear more about this new crazy ride of a book, and enjoy a book-inspired cocktail!

Your ticket includes admission, a cocktail, and a copy of the book.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

ELLE COSIMANO is a USA Today bestselling author, an International Thriller Award winner, and an Edgar Award nominee. Elle’s debut novel for adults, Finlay Donovan Is Killing It, kicked off a witty, fast-paced contemporary mystery series, which was a People magazine pick and was named one of New York Public Library’s Best Books of 2021. In addition to writing novels for teens and adults, her essays have appeared in HuffPost and Time. Cosimano lives with her husband and two sons in Virginia.

BOOK SUMMARY

Dating. Diapers. And dodging bullets. Who said single moms can’t have fun?

Finlay Donovan has been in messes before—after all, she’s an author and single mom who’s a pro at getting out bloodstains for rather unexpected reasons—but none quite like this. After she and her nanny/partner-in-crime Vero accidentally destroyed a luxury car that they may have “borrowed” in the process of saving the life of Finlay’s ex-husband, the Russian mob got her out of debt. But now Finlay owes them

Still running the show from behind bars, mob boss Feliks has a task for Finlay: find a contract killer before the cops do. Problem is, the killer might be an officer.

Luckily, hot cop Nick has started up a citizen’s police academy, and combined pressure from Finlay’s looming book deadline and Feliks is enough to convince Finlay and Vero to get involved. Through firearm training and forensic classes (and some hands-on research with the tempting detective), Finlay and Vero have the perfect cover-up to sleuth out the real criminal and free themselves from the mob’s clutches—all the while dodging spies, confronting Vero’s past, and juggling the daily trials of parenthood.

REVIEWS

“Fasten your seat belts . . . murder most madcap.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Finlay’s strong narrative voice carries the reader . . . This is good, fast fun.”—Publishers Weekly

“Fresh, heartfelt and witty, Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun is a twisty, page-turner, and its relatable heroine Finlay Donovan is irresistible!” —Janet Evanovich

“This series is magical! The premise is absolutely brilliant, the writing is tight, sharp, hilarious, and heartfelt. I’m in awe of Elle Cosimano. Every book lover in the world should be reading Finlay Donovan.”—Christina Lauren, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Something Wilder

“Finlay Donovan remains the heroine of my heart. Murder and hot men while rocking a messy mom bun, yes please! Elle Cosimano writes fresh, funny mysteries that are an absolute blast to read.”—Chandler Baker, New York Times bestselling author of Whisper Network

“It would be next to impossible to find another author who writes stories that are as thrilling as they are hilarious. By now, I love Finlay Donovan so much I would 100% hide a dead body for her.” —Jesse Q. Sutanto, author of Dial A For Aunties

“Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun is an edge-of-your-seat, fun, fast-paced, laugh-out-loud, sexy and smart novel. It can’t be pinned down to one genre because it spans so many, pulling readers all the way in for an absolutely awesome adventure. Elle Cosimano is a word wizard and this series gets better with every book.” —Sophie Sullivan, author of Ten Rules For Faking It

“Finlay Donovan is back! In Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun, Finlay and her sidekick, Vero, are trying to squirm their way out of the mob’s grasp while simultaneously trying not be indicted for (several) murders. As always, Elle Cosimano puts the two women into impossible situations that create the best kind of escapist fiction. Cosimano’s newest Finlay book is laugh out loud funny . . . a story of second chances, family and loyalty. Fact: If you’re going to bury a body, you definitely want Finlay Donovan by your side.”—Julie Clark, New York Times bestselling author of The Lies You Tell

“I’ve never laughed so much reading books about murder. Elle Cosimano’s accidental hitwoman Finlay Donovan is a darkly hilarious, quick witted, and surprisingly relatable woman. You’ll be amazed at how much fun you have reading this brilliant, funny mystery series from one of the best writers working today.” — Jennifer Hillier, award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of Things We Do in the Dark and Little Secrets

“Sassy, ludicrous, sexy . . . Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun is another great addition to this marvelous series. If you’re a fan of crazy off-the-wall antics and hysterical comedy, sexy tension laden chemistry, and an outstanding who’s-the-bad-guy mystery, [this] is for you! Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys highly entertaining mysteries.”—Mystery and Suspense magazine

Thursday, February 2, 2023
Travelers Rest Library: Splendid Sugar Cookie
Feb 2 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Travelers Rest Library

Drop in to decorate sugar cookies. While supplies last. Ages 9-14.

Travelers Rest Library Plant to Plate: Growing and Cooking with Microgreens
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Travelers Rest Library

Join Clemson SNAP-Ed and the Seed Library to learn all about how to grow and eat microgreens! Incorporating a colorful variety of fruit and veggies in your diet doesn’t have to be complicated and during colder months growing some of your own fresh veggies is a great option to add nutrients to any meal. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of fresh, frozen and canned fruits and vegetables, and use our microgreens to create two recipes. You’ll leave our 1.5 hour class with the confidence to create delicious meals with microgreens, and a full kit to grow your own! Registration required. Email [email protected] or call 864-268-5955 to register. Recipes: Microgreen Rainbow Salad & Pita Break Pocket with Microgreens Part of the event series: Gardening & Sustainability Audience: Adults Category: Cooking and Food, Gardening & Sustainability

Trivia at Birds Fly South
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Birds Fly South Ale Project

Birds Fly South Come join us for a night of pub trivia! Test your knowledge and see if you can win big prizes! Email [email protected] or call 527-9258 for more info.  Part of the event series: Winter Reading Audience: Adults Category: Games & Hobbies

Trivia at Birds Fly South
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Birds Fly South Ale Project

Come join us for a night of pub trivia!  Test your knowledge and see if you can win big prizes! Email [email protected] or call 527-9258 for more info.

Friday, February 3, 2023
Runaway Friday Wine Lunch
Feb 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
M. Judson Booksellers

Some of the most fun we have at M. Judson comes from our collaborations with Mission Grape and Camilla Kitchen, where we let the food and wine do the storytelling. One afternoon amongst the bottles, Chef Teryi got to talking about her not-so-distant tradition of Runaway Fridays, where a person might sneak off for a midday margarita and be all the better for it. And we figured we can do better than that.

So join us for our once-a month end-of-week getaway in The Gallery at M.Judson: Runaway Friday Wine Lunch. We’ll pair three wines from the same producer with three small plates from Camilla Kitchen, get some delicious education from Danny Baker and Chef Teryi, as well as a sweet little treat to go.

Wines will be for sale, tickets will be limited!

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Monday, February 6, 2023
Voice of Business Brunch: How Tourism Impacts Our State + Our County
Feb 6 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Dr. TK Gregg Community Center

Travel and tourism is a growing industry in Spartanburg County, and has long been an important part of the South Carolina economy. At our next Voice of Business Brunch, hear from S.C. Department of Parks Recreation & Tourism Director Duane Parrish on this industry’s growing impact and initiatives coming down the pike in the year ahead.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Empower Hour
Feb 7 @ 11:30 am
YWCA of Asheville

Join us for Empower Hour, a one-hour program and facility tour where you will experience firsthand the YWCA’s work to bridge gaps in earning power, education, health & wellness and access to childcare.

Empower Hours take place twice a month on the first and third Tuesday at 11:30 am.
Lunch is served as part of our Empower Hour, so reservations are required.

To make a reservation: contact Elizabeth Alvandi, Advancement Assistant, at (828) 254-7206 ext. 103 or [email protected]

Hughes Main Library Valentine Card Craft
Feb 7 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Hughes Main Library
• Story Room

Create Valentine cards for someone special. Ages 5 -11.

Audience: Kids
Category: Arts & Crafts, Kids Events
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
SENIOR PROGRAM: VALENTINE’S DAY TEA
Feb 8 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Freetown Community Center

Greenville County Senior Programs is hosting a Valentine’s Day Tea filled with food, fun & fellowship! Enjoy entertainment and lunch with other senior adults, ages 50+.

Souper Bowl 2023
Feb 8 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Bloc Haven at the Judson Mill

Warm your heart at the 20th Souper Bowl benefiting the YMCA Judson Community Center! Sponsored by Bon Secours and Greenville Downtown Airport, there will be a delicious soup lunch provided by local restaurants, a silent art auction with pieces by local and regional artists as well as a visit from Judson Y preschoolers!

The event is $40 per person. RSVP and buy your tickets by visiting ymcagreenville.org/give/Judson

Community Dinner
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm
YWCA of Asheville

Gather with your community for a FREE tasty meal, lessons on healthy eating and information on Double Up Food Bucks (a new program through SNAP)! Community Dinners are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 6 – 7:30 pm. FREE childcare provided.

Seating is limited. Reserve your seat online.

For more information, contact Leah Berger-Singer, Preventive Health Coordinator at (828) 254-7206 ext. 212 or [email protected]

Grateful Brew’s trivia night w/ Meals on Wheels
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Grateful Brew's

Test your Meals on Wheels of Greenville knowledge.

Join us from 7-9 p.m. for four rounds of trivia—one round MOWGVL themed—for a chance to win Grateful Brew beverage tickets and MOWGVL swag. Teams can consist of up to six people and We Got the Beets Food Truck will be on site with tasty eats.

Friday, February 10, 2023
Uncorked! Wine and Rail Pairing
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

JOIN US FOR UNCORKED! THIS UNIQUE RAIL LINE AND WINE EXPERIENCE WILL FUSE THE ADVENTURE OF RAILROADING WITH THE LOVE OF GOOD WINE AND GOOD COMPANY.

Saturday, February 11, 2023
Galentine’s Crafts and Cocktails Brunch
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Drayton Mills

Bring your besties to a craft-tacular Galentine’s Event! Guests will be treated to a brunch grazing table, mimosa, and can choose from several seminars to create their own gorgeous gifts.

Featuring:

Dipt Cookies: Decorate your own Valentine’s cookies! Kit includes cookies, frosting, toppings and is led by cookie expert, Kristen.

Madremia Designs: Create your own polymer clay Valentine’s earrings. Designer and maker, Jasmine, will guide you and your friends through the process then bake and attach the posts of your choice. Finished product can be picked up the following day.

The Rooted Egg: Make your own succelent terrarium featuring the rare “Sweetheart” plant. Ally will ensure you all have green thumbs once you’ve finished her class.

Ticket price includes two of the three seminars, a brunch grazing table, and 1 mimosa. A full cash bar with signature cocktails and mimosas will be available during the event. Additional seminars and bottomless mimosas can be purchased in advance. Time slots will be assigned for the seminars and emailed to attendees one week prior to the event.

Uncorked! Wine and Rail Pairing
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

JOIN US FOR UNCORKED! THIS UNIQUE RAIL LINE AND WINE EXPERIENCE WILL FUSE THE ADVENTURE OF RAILROADING WITH THE LOVE OF GOOD WINE AND GOOD COMPANY.

2023 Winey Grapes Greenville
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ink N Ivy

Winey Grapes Premier Wine Festival is coming to Greenville on February 11th!

Sip on over 60 different wines from across the globe, including: bold reds, crisp and refreshing whites, and dry/zesty sparkling wines. Top it off with a sweet wine paired with your favorite dessert!

There will also be an incredible lineup of local vendors to shop while enjoying your wine, as well as fun activities and raffles. Bring out your significant other or group of friends and join us for another amazing event!

WHAT YOU GET

GENERAL ADMISSION

  • 2pm Entry
  • Commemorative Tasting Glass
  • Samples of Wine
  • Coat Check
  • Raffle Drawing

VIP ADMISSION

  • Everything General Admission receives PLUS:
  • An extra hour of sampling with early entry at 1 PM
  • Exclusive wine for sampling
  • Extra Raffle Drawings
  • Light Appetizers (served until 3pm)

VENDORS*

  • Eleven and Jane
  • Sawyer Naturals
  • HopeMade Co.
  • Happy Camper
  • Cocoa Confections
  • Artistic Services by Ashley
  • Lumenbright Art
  • Nichole Heydenburg
  • Mary Kay Cosmetics
  • Your CBD Store
  • Renewal By Anderson

ACCOMPANIMENT: There will be food and tasty treats for purchase to complement your wine. Stay tuned for more details on this year’s food vendor!