Event Cancellations Due to Coronavirus

Several upcoming events have been canceled or postponed due to concerns about the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.
Event organizers can contact us to update their event’s information.

Find Spartanburg events and things to do, including concerts, art walks, sporting events and nightlife entertainment. Be sure to also check out our outdoors guide for the Upstate and a listing of museums and galleries.

Saturday, April 4, 2020
4-H at Home by South Carolina 4-H
Apr 4 all-day
South Carolina 4-H online

Schools are closed, but that doesn’t mean the learning has to stop. Join us for a daily 4-H activity sent via e-mail. Activities can be completed at home using common household materials. Some may require internet access. Topics include: Animals and Agriculture, Healthy Lifestyles, Civic Engagement and Leadership, Natural Resources, and STEM.

Ages: 5-18

Cost: Free

4-H Membership not required.

Although this opportunity is hosted by the Midlands Region of South Carolina 4-H, any youth, regardless of their location, may participate.

Share your daily photos using the hashtag #SC4HatHome for a chance to win a free 4-H Membership and prize pack. Prizes will be given weekly.

 

British Museum Virtual Tour Museum of the World
Apr 4 all-day
British Museum O-line

https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

THE MUSEUM OF THE WORLD interactive

E-learning with The Spartanburg Science Center
Apr 4 all-day
online

E-learning resources

We have compiled a growing list of online resources to give educators, caregivers, students and parents the tools they need to succeed at home in STEM education.

Resources

Educational Programs on ETV’s Main Channel
Apr 4 all-day
ETV Online

Beginning Tuesday, March 24, SCETV will modify regularly scheduled programming for three days each week to offer specific pre-K – 12 resources between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m (see schedule below). The three days selected may vary from week to week. Program modifications will take place throughout the duration of school closures and will address a wide variety of content areas. Educators and parents will have access to supplemental lesson plans and curriculum materials to facilitate meaningful use of the content.

eLearning Videos Roper Mountain
Apr 4 all-day
Roper Mountain Online

Summer Camp Guide

https://www.ropermountain.org/main.asp?titleid=elearning

Information for Early Learning Parents and Caregivers from SCETV and PBS
Apr 4 all-day
SCETV and PBS online
Bright by Text
Free local messages to keep caregivers and parents informed and prepared. Text SCETV to 274448 today!

PBS KIDS Learning Goals
Crosswalk of PBS Kids programming to curriculum content areas.
Searchable by Age and Skills
PBS KIDS Games
Searchable by Topic (Math, Reading, etc.)
PBS Parents
New weekday newsletter with activities and tips to help kids play and learn at home!
PBS KIDS Learn
Resources to help support learning at home
National Museum of Natural History – Virtual Tours
Apr 4 all-day
National Museum of Natural History On-line
Redesigning Our Future: National Environmental Summit for High School Students
Apr 4 all-day
Catawba College
SAHC Education Videos Spiders and Snakes! Oh My! Myth Buster
Apr 4 all-day
Online Videos

We’ve turned some of our youth conservation education programs into videos to share online. Earlier this year, we asked elementary and middle school students what might prevent them from enjoying time outdoors – and many responded “snakes” or “spiders.” So, we developed fun lessons to help dispel myths and fears about snakes and spiders. These video adaptations of our youth education programs include short 5-minute lessons and step-by-step craft activities. Enjoy!

SPIDERS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRWaw6jPeN8&utm_source=SAHC+Default+MC+List&utm_campaign=6b1835d2ec-February_2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4717684d09-6b1835d2ec-144635353&ct=t%28February_2018_COPY_01%29&mc_cid=6b1835d2ec&mc_eid=cccced3ffd

 

SNAKES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpFcByki9xM&utm_source=SAHC+Default+MC+List&utm_campaign=6b1835d2ec-February_2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4717684d09-6b1835d2ec-144635353&ct=t%28February_2018_COPY_01%29&mc_cid=6b1835d2ec&mc_eid=cccced3ffd

Verner Early Education: How to Keep Kids Engaged at Home
Apr 4 all-day
online

Early Education Home-Days:  Socially Distanced But Still Connected

Even during social distancing, families and their early learners benefit from high-quality early education.

Like so many families in our community that are practicing social distancing and are fortunate to have the ability to do so, I am working from home.  As early educators, we know very well the struggles of working from home while having little ones at your side.  Verner staff are working remotely and supporting Verner families that are now practicing “home-days” while center-based care is suspended.

Some observations about home-days:

Early educators speak frequently about the importance of trusting connections and relationships and their importance for the development of children’s social-emotional intelligence and foundations for life-long learning.  This is true for both children and adults! During these days of increased isolation, Verner’s early educators have all been asking what can we do to support families so home-days feel good for everyone and our community remains connected even if we cannot all be together at school right now.

Our staff are making these home-day suggestions available to the community:

https://www.vernerearlylearning.org/covid-19.html

We have also created a YouTube site so that our children can share videos that their teachers have recorded of themselves reading stories, going on an exploratory hike, etc.:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4dZ7hot37TIK8EYzgdnBcA

Buncombe Partnership for Children has also compiled a great list of supports for families:

https://buncombepfc.org/covid19/

Our community is coming together in amazing ways to support families through this transitional period.

We hope to back serving families in center-based care soon!

Verner Center for Early Learning fosters holistic learning environments where young children and families thrive.

Verner supports over 250 families with center-based and home-based services at four locations throughout Buncombe County.  For more information please visit www.vernerearlylearning.org

 

 

Keeper For A Day at Grandfather Mountain
Apr 4 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Grandfather Mountain

Keeper For A Day

Learn how to interact with the animals, clean up, prepare food and provide enrichments. Observe various training sessions, animal behavior and the inner workings of the animal habitats.

Requirements:

Limited to two persons per day. No pets allowed in habitat area. Keepers for a Day must:

— be 12 years of age or older
— be capable of walking up and down steep, rough terrain
— sign a waiver of liability

Expected Daily Schedule:

Arrive at 8 a.m., meet the keepers, and go to work! Assist as we let out the animals, feed them and clean their habitats. You may be asked to lift and carry animal food, tools or other items. Learn about training and providing enrichments. End your exciting shift at 11 a.m.

What to Wear:

You will get dirty! Please wear appropriate, closed-toe hiking or work boots and no loose jewelry. Coats, jackets, gloves and hats are recommended for cooler weather. Please bring sunscreen.

Weather:

Keeper for a Day will continue on schedule regardless of weather conditions. In the event that weather conditions could affect the opening of the habitats, you will be contacted.

The weather on Grandfather Mountain can change at a moment’s notice. Temperatures are commonly 5 to 10 degrees colder than what they are at the bottom of the mountain in Linville. It is recommended that you dress in layers and be prepared for any weather condition.

2019 Keeper for a Day Dates

Month Days Time Number
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 8 a.m.-11 a.m. limited to two people per day
May 7, 14, 21, 28 8 a.m.-11 a.m. limited to two people per day
June 4, 11, 18, 25 8 a.m.-11 a.m. limited to two people per day
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 8 a.m.-11 a.m. limited to two people per day
August 6, 13, 20, 27 8 a.m.-11 a.m. limited to two people per day
September 3, 10, 17, 24 8 a.m.-11 a.m. limited to two people per day
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 8 a.m.-11 a.m. limited to two people per day

Reservations:

Keeper for a Day must be booked at least one week in advance by calling (828) 733-8715. Please allow 24 hours for a response.

Price:

The cost is $75 per participant ($60 each for Bridge Club members). Admission to the park is included.

Animal Habitats VIP Tours
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain

See where the cougars and otters sleep overnight, meet black bears that are not commonly on display, learn the ins and outs of what it takes to care for the animals year-round, observe a training session and find out why the animals call Grandfather Mountain home.

Offered on weekends, April – October.

Carl Sandburg Home: “Movement” Youth Art Show
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Carl Sandburg Home



More than 700 students from across the country used canvases for an artistic expression inspired by Carl Sandburg’s poem “Night Movement,” and other poetry pieces in Sandburg’s collection “Smoke and Steel.” 71 canvases were submitted to the exhibit and each canvas reflects how the young artists chose to interpret what “movement” means to them. Visitors can see the installation in a building adjacent to the Sandburg Home when they visit. Young artists are represented from across the country and locally.

Sandburg Home: The Sandburg Home is a great place to start your visit! The ground floor of the home contains visitor information, exhibits, tour ticket sales, the park store, and you can watch the park video. The main and top level of the home are furnished with the Sandburg family belongings. Visitors may only access the furnished ares of the home on a guided tour.

Sandburg Home Guided Tour Fee: (credit card only)
$8.00 for Adults 16 and older
$5.00 for Adults age 62 and older and all interagency pass holders
Free for Children age 15 and under

  • Reservations: Reserving in advance lets you pick your preferred house tour time. Tours fill up quickly. Last-minute, in-person tickets may not be available on the day you visit. Plan ahead and reserve house tour tickets at recreation.gov.
  • Passes: The park sells the America the BeautifulNational Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes.
    *These passes do not waive the house tour fee, but do provide a discount.
  • 30-minute house tours are offered every day. Visit recreation.gov for the current schedule.
  • Visitors may only tour the Sandburg Home on a guided tour.
  • Tours are limited to 12 persons.
  • Strollers are not permitted on the house tour, but there is a place to leave them for storage. Infants and small children should be carried through the house while on tour.
Family Friendly Lead and Follow with Lisa Online Dance Class
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Studio Zahiya Online
iMAGINE Upstate RESCHEDULED SEPT. 12 2020
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Main St. Downtown Greenville

iMAGINE Upstate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Festival is a premier event in Downtown Greenville. In its 6th year, this exciting event will take place on April 4, 2020 from 11-5 p.m on Main St. Families and kids can come out for FREE to see performing arts stages, fly drones, make artwork, program robots, create clever inventions, take on engineering challenges, and much more! Come experience all that iMAGINE Upstate has to offer and while you’re at it, visit our food trucks, scenic Falls Park and Downtown Greenville.

 

UPDATED INFO: The 2020 iMAGINE Upstate STEAM Festival previously scheduled for April 4, 2020 has been rescheduled to September 12, 2020

Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
NC Arboretum

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

The Enchanted Chalice Faire
Apr 4 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Enchanted Chalice Faire

Greenville, South Carolina’s indoor and outdoor event for music, fantasy, mythology, and magical fun! The Greenville Renaissance Faire draws over 2,000 people in its two-day celebration with music, comedy, dance and feats of daring and drama.

The public is invited to come visit our Enchanted Forest and enjoy the performers, dancers, wandering minstrels, storytellers, jugglers and jesters. Share the Facebook Event with your family and friends!

Dancing with Fire Fans
Dancing with Fire Fans

Friday night we highlight our music and fire Performers!

We are the ONLY Renaissance Faire in the Southeast open at Night!

On Friday and Saturday, there will be arts and crafts, exhibits, defense demonstrations, games of skill and combat, and a grand procession with King and Queen on Saturday at noon. Food and beverages will be available, including turkey legs and beer, wine and mead.

Sunday, April 5, 2020
4-H at Home by South Carolina 4-H
Apr 5 all-day
South Carolina 4-H online

Schools are closed, but that doesn’t mean the learning has to stop. Join us for a daily 4-H activity sent via e-mail. Activities can be completed at home using common household materials. Some may require internet access. Topics include: Animals and Agriculture, Healthy Lifestyles, Civic Engagement and Leadership, Natural Resources, and STEM.

Ages: 5-18

Cost: Free

4-H Membership not required.

Although this opportunity is hosted by the Midlands Region of South Carolina 4-H, any youth, regardless of their location, may participate.

Share your daily photos using the hashtag #SC4HatHome for a chance to win a free 4-H Membership and prize pack. Prizes will be given weekly.

 

E-learning with The Spartanburg Science Center
Apr 5 all-day
online

E-learning resources

We have compiled a growing list of online resources to give educators, caregivers, students and parents the tools they need to succeed at home in STEM education.

Resources

Educational Programs on ETV’s Main Channel
Apr 5 all-day
ETV Online

Beginning Tuesday, March 24, SCETV will modify regularly scheduled programming for three days each week to offer specific pre-K – 12 resources between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m (see schedule below). The three days selected may vary from week to week. Program modifications will take place throughout the duration of school closures and will address a wide variety of content areas. Educators and parents will have access to supplemental lesson plans and curriculum materials to facilitate meaningful use of the content.