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Monday, October 25, 2021
Become a Sponsor! of Flat Rock Playhouse
Oct 25 all-day
online w/Flat Rock Playhouse

Celebrate the holiday season and the joy of live theater by becoming a sponsor for A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas! Your support sustains the impact of the performing arts on our hearts and minds as well as our local economy.
Act now!

Hub Love Geo Trail
Oct 25 all-day
Various Spartanburg Parks and Recreation Sites

Hub Love Trail

The City of Spartanburg Parks and Recreation department is taking geocaching to an exciting new level. Launching on May 3rd, 2014 is the Hub City Geotrail. This Geotrail will take you around the City of Spartanburg on a high tech adventure and scavenger hunt. Get your GPS ready for the kick off at this year’s Spring Fling. There will be a limited edition, trackable geocoin for participants that complete the trail passport.

To redeem your Geocoin you can hand deliver your completed passport to our Park, Recreation and Special Events office located at 100 North Liberty Street in Spratnaburg. (Our office is above the Sparta Passenger Center) PLease keep in mind that our office is open Monday – Friday and closed on holidays.

You can also mail your complete passport to:

Parks, Recreation & Special Events PO Box 1749 Spartanburg, SC 29304

Please make sure if you mail your passport in that you include your complete mailing address!

Hub Love Passport

To learn more about geochaching follow the link below.

Geocaching 101

Upstate Food Access Map
Oct 25 all-day
online

A list of organizations and services in the Upstate on an interactive map.

Ten at the Top

UScellular™ Community Connections Program: Earn up to $1,000 for your organization
Oct 25 all-day
online
Earn up to $1,000 for your organization
UScellular™ is proud to sponsor nonprofit K-12 youth organizations such as sports teams, STEM programs, marching bands and dance teams through the Community Connections Program.
Join the thousands of organizations across the country who’ve rallied to earn critical funds through Community Connections over the past 5 years.

Eligibility Checklist:

  • Focus on K-12 youth services.
  • Registered nonprofit organization, and/or 501(c)(3) with a valid EIN
  • Located within a UScellular service area ZIP code:
See Official Rules  for complete eligibility requirements.
VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live!
Oct 25 all-day
Online

VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live!

VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live from the Hub City RR Museum in Spartanburg.

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 already have 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 25 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
United Ministries Administration and Emergency Assistance
Christmas Morning Shoppe Donations Needed
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Greer Relief
October might seem a little early for Season’s Greetings and Merry Christmas, but not for Greer Relief! We’re hard at work preparing for this year’s Christmas Morning Shoppe. We’re so thankful for the Greer community’s support each and every year.
The Christmas Morning Shoppe gives parents and guardians the opportunity to “shop” for their children. This means that we need new toys for all ages: infant – 18 years old. We’re excited to help make the Holiday Season merry and bright for our neighbors in need and need your help to do so! There are many ways for you to get involved.
Donate toys
Organize a toy drive
Volunteer
Donate gift wrapping supplies
Make a monetary donation
Greer Relief | greerrelief.org | (864) 848-5356
Greenville Parks + Rec Afterschool Program
Oct 25 @ 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Various Community Centers

Afterschool

The Study Buddies Afterschool program is offered at four community centers throughout Greenville. The program runs Monday through Friday from 2:30-6 p.m. Participants will receive homework assistance, life skills development, recreational activities, educational projects, and much more. A healthy meal is provided daily for each participant. This program is open to students in K through 8th grade.

Registration is currently open for city of Greenville residents. 

Participants in the Study Buddies Afterschool program  will receive homework assistance, life skills development, recreational activities, educational projects, and much more. A healthy meal is provided daily. This program is open to students in 5K through 8th grade.

We are committed to providing our students a safe, enriching, and healthy afterschool experience. View Afterschool Health and Wellness Policy (PDF)

Dates: August 17, 2021 – June 1, 2022                                                         *Program does not run when there is no school for holidays, half days, teacher work days, vacations, or snow days (following Greenville County School calendar).

Time: 2:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Fees:  $585 for City Residents

Discounts for families registering two or more children. Payment plan available in 9 installments with the first initial payment due upon registration.

Financial Assistance: City of Greenville residents with documented financial need will automatically qualify for a reduced fee after school program. Qualified participants must complete the application and submit all required documentation to be eligible for the reduced fee. Financial aid will automatically be added to the participants online account after their application and documentation has been approved. Applications are available online (see below under documents) or in person at David Hellams Community Center or Bobby Pearse Community Center.

Financial assistance rates are $270 for the year. Sibling discounts do not apply to financial assistance rates.

Locations:

  • Bobby Pearse Community Center (FULL)
    • Elementary: Stone Academy
    • Middle: League Middle
  • David Hellams Community Center
    • Elementary: East North Street
    • Middle: Greenville Middle
  • Nicholtown Community Center
    • Elementary: Lake Forest
    • Middle: Northwood Middle
  • West Greenville Community Center
    • Elementary: AJ Whittenberg (transportation will be provided)
    • Middle: League
    • Legacy Charter School also provides transportation to the Center

Bussing Directly From The School To The Community Center: The City of Greenville DOES NOT provide transportation from the school to the afterschool site. Parents are responsible for arranging school bus transportation and also letting the school know that their child will be attending this afterschool program.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Refunds are not available after the first week of the program.
  • Prior to August 17, Parent/Guardian must submit all completed parent consent forms.

DOCUMENTS

Parent Handbook

Parent Handbook Forms

Financial Assistance Application Form

Afterschool Flyer

Free! Strengthening Families Program
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phillis Wheatley Community Center
Just Say Something will be facilitating a 14-week program for families with children between the ages of 6-11 years old. The program will focus on preventing behavior problems, family relationships, communication and more. Registration is now open for the English program in Greenville and Spanish program in Spartanburg.

Join us! Parents and children are invited to participate in a
series of interactive, fun, family nights out.

Program will be on Mondays starting September 13, 2021 through December 13,
2021 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Strengthening Families Graduation
Families that complete the program will participate in a graduation ceremony and
receive a certificate of completion.
Other Benefits
x FREE dinner at each session
x FREE gifts and raffle prizes
x FREE child care
x FREE transportation as needed
If you are interested in joining the
Strengthening Families Program, please
contact:
Mally Mitchell: (864) 467-4099
[email protected]
Charlene Jones: (864) 467-4099
[email protected]

Palmetto Toastmasters
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
175 Patewood Dr · Greenville, SC

Palmetto Toastmasters

What we’re about

Expand your horizons and stifle those butterflies by joining a local Toastmasters’ Club. Together we practice speaking and listening skills through prepared and impromptu speaking, and leadership skills from conducting a meeting to planning events. All skill levels are welcome-we learn from each other. Members range from those for whom English is a second language, those who want to learn how to converse with others, those who need to do presentations at work….in short, anyone who would like to build their confidence through better communication.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Become a Sponsor! of Flat Rock Playhouse
Oct 26 all-day
online w/Flat Rock Playhouse

Celebrate the holiday season and the joy of live theater by becoming a sponsor for A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas! Your support sustains the impact of the performing arts on our hearts and minds as well as our local economy.
Act now!

Check Out Upstate Resources: Resource MAPS
Oct 26 all-day
online

Interactive Resource Maps

Explore the wealth of resources available in the Upstate through our interactive resource maps

Check Out Upstate Resources: COVID Information
Oct 26 all-day
online
Check Out Upstate Resources: TATT youtube
Oct 26 all-day
online
Hub Love Geo Trail
Oct 26 all-day
Various Spartanburg Parks and Recreation Sites

Hub Love Trail

The City of Spartanburg Parks and Recreation department is taking geocaching to an exciting new level. Launching on May 3rd, 2014 is the Hub City Geotrail. This Geotrail will take you around the City of Spartanburg on a high tech adventure and scavenger hunt. Get your GPS ready for the kick off at this year’s Spring Fling. There will be a limited edition, trackable geocoin for participants that complete the trail passport.

To redeem your Geocoin you can hand deliver your completed passport to our Park, Recreation and Special Events office located at 100 North Liberty Street in Spratnaburg. (Our office is above the Sparta Passenger Center) PLease keep in mind that our office is open Monday – Friday and closed on holidays.

You can also mail your complete passport to:

Parks, Recreation & Special Events PO Box 1749 Spartanburg, SC 29304

Please make sure if you mail your passport in that you include your complete mailing address!

Hub Love Passport

To learn more about geochaching follow the link below.

Geocaching 101

UScellular™ Community Connections Program: Earn up to $1,000 for your organization
Oct 26 all-day
online
Earn up to $1,000 for your organization
UScellular™ is proud to sponsor nonprofit K-12 youth organizations such as sports teams, STEM programs, marching bands and dance teams through the Community Connections Program.
Join the thousands of organizations across the country who’ve rallied to earn critical funds through Community Connections over the past 5 years.

Eligibility Checklist:

  • Focus on K-12 youth services.
  • Registered nonprofit organization, and/or 501(c)(3) with a valid EIN
  • Located within a UScellular service area ZIP code:
See Official Rules  for complete eligibility requirements.
VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live!
Oct 26 all-day
Online

VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live!

VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live from the Hub City RR Museum in Spartanburg.

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 already have 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 26 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
United Ministries Administration and Emergency Assistance
Christmas Morning Shoppe Donations Needed
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Greer Relief
October might seem a little early for Season’s Greetings and Merry Christmas, but not for Greer Relief! We’re hard at work preparing for this year’s Christmas Morning Shoppe. We’re so thankful for the Greer community’s support each and every year.
The Christmas Morning Shoppe gives parents and guardians the opportunity to “shop” for their children. This means that we need new toys for all ages: infant – 18 years old. We’re excited to help make the Holiday Season merry and bright for our neighbors in need and need your help to do so! There are many ways for you to get involved.
Donate toys
Organize a toy drive
Volunteer
Donate gift wrapping supplies
Make a monetary donation
Greer Relief | greerrelief.org | (864) 848-5356
Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams Exhibit
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Upcountry History Museum

Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams consists of fifty photographs taken by famed Western landscape photographer Ansel Adams of the Manzanar Relocation Center between 1943 and 1944. The controversial period in American history is depicted in authentic black and white photographs by the skilled Adams and presents a moment in time when Japanese American citizens were denied their freedom and rights due to their Japanese ancestry.

 

Adams presents an intimate look at daily life in Manzanar through portraits and images of daily life. This series is a departure from his usual landscape photography. Concentrating on the internees and their activities, Adams photographed family life in the barracks; people at work – internees as welders, farmers, and garment makers; and recreational activities, including baseball and volleyball games.

 

In addition to Adams’s work, the exhibition features photographs by Dorothea Lange and Toyo Miyatake. Miyatake, a Los Angeles portrait photographer and internee at Manzanar, fashioned a camera from parts he brought with him in his luggage. Both Adams’s and Miyatake’s photographs present a positive view of those interned at Manzanar. In contrast Lange’s photographs reflect the upheaval of evacuation and the bleak conditions at the camp.