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Wednesday, July 15, 2020
$79 million in CARES Act funding open to Greenville businesses
Jul 15 all-day
Online

Greenville County opened the door to $70 million in stimulus funding for Greenville businesses on July 6.

Minority small businesses and public health providers also can apply for grants from respective $5 million and $4 million funding pools.

Eligible companies for the first wave of small business funding include small businesses with up to 50 employees that did not receive Paycheck Protection Program loans, Economic Injury Disaster Loans or Small Business Administration Debt Relief assistance under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, according to a news release.

Grants from the $70 million small business fund will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible applicants, and can be used to offset the expense of reopening a small busines while installing public health measures that halt spread of COVID-19, according to the fund website. Expenses can include new equipment, supplies, building or equipment modification and new operation procedures or processes.

Applicants for minority business grants must be at least 51% owned by socially or economically disadvantaged individuals and employ a maximum of 50 people.

Public health grants can be used to help cover expenses for expanded meal delivery, patient care and testing, convalescent care, homeless assistance, food pantries, mental health and drug or alcohol treatment at medical facilities, public health organizations and nonprofits ministering to older adults and vulnerable populations, according to the site.

https://gsabusiness.com/news/banking-finance/78841/?utm_term=%2479%20million%20in%20grants%20open%20to%20Greenville%20businesses&utm_campaign=Greenville%20CARES%20Act%20Business%20Fund%2C%20nonprofit%20reimbursement%20bill%2C%20extended%20tax%20filing%20date&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email
Stuff The Bus School Supply Drive
Jul 15 all-day
Online

Los Angeles

UNITED WE FIGHT. UNITED WE WIN.

Many things have changed this year, but one thing that hasn’t is United Way of the Piedmont’s commitment to providing school supplies to children who need them most.

16,214 children in PK-5 Spartanburg County live in poverty. Even during a “normal” year,  purchasing a full list of school supplies can be out of reach for their families.

Students need our support now more than ever.

JOIN US

We are committed to providing students with backpacks filled with the school supplies they need to be ready for success.

Your donation will make an impact on a child’s life right here in our community. Packed backpacks are given directly to school social workers who provide students with the greatest need with the supplies you provided. Supplies go to social workers in all seven Spartanburg County School Districts.

Maximize your impact by providing a “Ready-to-Learn” backpack to a child, full of all of the supplies they need to start school on the right foot.

The Mask Challenge
Jul 15 all-day
Spartanburg
Starting at noon Monday, masks were required inside grocery stores and pharmacies within the City of Spartanburg to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The ordinance also called for all employees at restaurants and retail stores in the city to wear masks.
Bringing Back the Burg last week announced The Mask Challenge, a partnership with Chapman Cultural Center, to place masks on pieces of public art in Spartanburg. The public is encouraged to place temporary face masks on pre-identified pieces of public art, and businesses can participate by putting masks on privately-owned, visible pieces of art.
Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing for the Uninsured
Jul 15 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Brevard Music Center Main Parking Lot
Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing For the Uninsured
The Brevard Music Center in association with the Pisgah Health Foundation announces a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing site exclusively for those on Medicare and those who are uninsured.

When: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Testing begins on Wednesday, July 15.

Where: Brevard Music Center Main Parking lot (entrance on Music Camp Road off Probart Street)

Who: Testing available exclusively to those who are uninsured and those on Medicare. (Please note: This testing is not available to persons holding private health insurance or on Medicaid. Please consult your doctor for testing.)

Questions: For more information, visit our website or email [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Keystone Laboratory of Asheville will administer the COVID-19 tests and antibody tests, with results available within 96 hours.
Alzheimer’s Support Group
Jul 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Joy Lutheran Church

Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups are a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia to share feelings, needs and concerns. We would love for you to join us the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 10:30am until 11:30am for a support group facilitated by Sandi Martin & Natalie Kramer. FREE and open to the community!

Thursday, July 16, 2020
$79 million in CARES Act funding open to Greenville businesses
Jul 16 all-day
Online

Greenville County opened the door to $70 million in stimulus funding for Greenville businesses on July 6.

Minority small businesses and public health providers also can apply for grants from respective $5 million and $4 million funding pools.

Eligible companies for the first wave of small business funding include small businesses with up to 50 employees that did not receive Paycheck Protection Program loans, Economic Injury Disaster Loans or Small Business Administration Debt Relief assistance under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, according to a news release.

Grants from the $70 million small business fund will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible applicants, and can be used to offset the expense of reopening a small busines while installing public health measures that halt spread of COVID-19, according to the fund website. Expenses can include new equipment, supplies, building or equipment modification and new operation procedures or processes.

Applicants for minority business grants must be at least 51% owned by socially or economically disadvantaged individuals and employ a maximum of 50 people.

Public health grants can be used to help cover expenses for expanded meal delivery, patient care and testing, convalescent care, homeless assistance, food pantries, mental health and drug or alcohol treatment at medical facilities, public health organizations and nonprofits ministering to older adults and vulnerable populations, according to the site.

https://gsabusiness.com/news/banking-finance/78841/?utm_term=%2479%20million%20in%20grants%20open%20to%20Greenville%20businesses&utm_campaign=Greenville%20CARES%20Act%20Business%20Fund%2C%20nonprofit%20reimbursement%20bill%2C%20extended%20tax%20filing%20date&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email
Stuff The Bus School Supply Drive
Jul 16 all-day
Online

Los Angeles

UNITED WE FIGHT. UNITED WE WIN.

Many things have changed this year, but one thing that hasn’t is United Way of the Piedmont’s commitment to providing school supplies to children who need them most.

16,214 children in PK-5 Spartanburg County live in poverty. Even during a “normal” year,  purchasing a full list of school supplies can be out of reach for their families.

Students need our support now more than ever.

JOIN US

We are committed to providing students with backpacks filled with the school supplies they need to be ready for success.

Your donation will make an impact on a child’s life right here in our community. Packed backpacks are given directly to school social workers who provide students with the greatest need with the supplies you provided. Supplies go to social workers in all seven Spartanburg County School Districts.

Maximize your impact by providing a “Ready-to-Learn” backpack to a child, full of all of the supplies they need to start school on the right foot.

The Gallery at Flat Rock Offers Porch Portraits
Jul 16 all-day
varies

Suzanne has generously donated a portion of the session fee to Flat Rock Playhouse and she has a goal of raising $15,000 before the end of the year! She has currently raised $2,015, so help Suzanne reach her goal and capture some memories along the way. Check out some of her portraits above and click the link below to schedule your session today!

Inspired by the national trend of porch portraits, Suzanne of The Gallery at Flat Rock, will be offering portrait sessions and donating a portion of the session cost to Flat Rock Playhouse. 

 A fifteen-minute porch portrait session is $65 (cash or check) of which $15 will be donated to the Flat Rock Playhouse, a friend and neighbor to the gallery which made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 season. 

The Mask Challenge
Jul 16 all-day
Spartanburg
Starting at noon Monday, masks were required inside grocery stores and pharmacies within the City of Spartanburg to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The ordinance also called for all employees at restaurants and retail stores in the city to wear masks.
Bringing Back the Burg last week announced The Mask Challenge, a partnership with Chapman Cultural Center, to place masks on pieces of public art in Spartanburg. The public is encouraged to place temporary face masks on pre-identified pieces of public art, and businesses can participate by putting masks on privately-owned, visible pieces of art.
Virtual Exhibit: Hillbilly Land Myth and Reality of Appalachian Culture
Jul 16 all-day
Online WNC Historical Society
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT

The hillbilly stereotype is one that is alive and well in American popular culture as a quick survey of the cable dial reveals with such shows as Moonshiners, Appalachian Outlaws, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, and countless others.

Surprisingly, it is one often displayed among educated sorts here in Western North Carolina who would never dream of disparaging any minority or “out group,” but do not hesitate to characterize native Western North Carolinians, as a group, as ignorant, in-bred, hopelessly retrograde, violent, snake-handling, moonshining/meth-making rednecks.

The Hillbillyland Exhibition explores the power, prevalence, and persistence of the hillbilly stereotype from the days of its beginnings in the late 19th century to the present day. The exhibit takes a unique approach by focusing on photography featuring the people of the region, some of them stereotypical images, combined with poetry and short prose pieces that challenge and complicate these stereotypes.

Visit the Virtual Exhibit
Virtual Tour 1918 vs. 2020 Flu Pandemics WNC
Jul 16 all-day
Online Smith-McDowell House

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT

In the midst of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, we take an in-depth look at the 1918 influenza epidemic in Western North Carolina through newspaper clippings, advertisements, ephemera, photographs, and oral history and place the events of 1918 into context with our present-day response to the coronavirus pandemic.

1918 Influenza Epidemic

Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing for the Uninsured
Jul 16 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Brevard Music Center Main Parking Lot
Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing For the Uninsured
The Brevard Music Center in association with the Pisgah Health Foundation announces a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing site exclusively for those on Medicare and those who are uninsured.

When: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Testing begins on Wednesday, July 15.

Where: Brevard Music Center Main Parking lot (entrance on Music Camp Road off Probart Street)

Who: Testing available exclusively to those who are uninsured and those on Medicare. (Please note: This testing is not available to persons holding private health insurance or on Medicaid. Please consult your doctor for testing.)

Questions: For more information, visit our website or email [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Keystone Laboratory of Asheville will administer the COVID-19 tests and antibody tests, with results available within 96 hours.
Politics Live with The Fix
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm
twitter

Join Washington Post reporters for a discussion on the latest politics.

Friday, July 17, 2020
$79 million in CARES Act funding open to Greenville businesses
Jul 17 all-day
Online

Greenville County opened the door to $70 million in stimulus funding for Greenville businesses on July 6.

Minority small businesses and public health providers also can apply for grants from respective $5 million and $4 million funding pools.

Eligible companies for the first wave of small business funding include small businesses with up to 50 employees that did not receive Paycheck Protection Program loans, Economic Injury Disaster Loans or Small Business Administration Debt Relief assistance under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, according to a news release.

Grants from the $70 million small business fund will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible applicants, and can be used to offset the expense of reopening a small busines while installing public health measures that halt spread of COVID-19, according to the fund website. Expenses can include new equipment, supplies, building or equipment modification and new operation procedures or processes.

Applicants for minority business grants must be at least 51% owned by socially or economically disadvantaged individuals and employ a maximum of 50 people.

Public health grants can be used to help cover expenses for expanded meal delivery, patient care and testing, convalescent care, homeless assistance, food pantries, mental health and drug or alcohol treatment at medical facilities, public health organizations and nonprofits ministering to older adults and vulnerable populations, according to the site.

https://gsabusiness.com/news/banking-finance/78841/?utm_term=%2479%20million%20in%20grants%20open%20to%20Greenville%20businesses&utm_campaign=Greenville%20CARES%20Act%20Business%20Fund%2C%20nonprofit%20reimbursement%20bill%2C%20extended%20tax%20filing%20date&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email
Celebrate Pride! Top LGBTQIA+ Owned and Operated Restaurants in America
Jul 17 all-day
Online

Illustration depicting two people celebrating Pride month with food

https://www.opentable.com/lists/pride-2019/usa?ref=9472&cmpid=em_Email2020&utm_campaign=Email%2BAdhoc%2BNA%253A%2BUS_104_20200629_Pride&utm_source=simon&utm_medium=email

Celebrate Pride!
Get in on global Pride by dining in or ordering from these LGBTQIA+ owned and operated restaurants around the U.S.
RJ Rockers Brewing and Bringing Back the Burg Small Business Fund
Jul 17 all-day
RJ Rockers Brewing
RJ Rockers Brewing is donating a match for Frankie Zombie and Adrian Meadow’s artwork, and then $1 per Growler sold thru the end of the year to the Bringing Back the Burg Small Business Fund.
The Gallery at Flat Rock Offers Porch Portraits
Jul 17 all-day
varies

Suzanne has generously donated a portion of the session fee to Flat Rock Playhouse and she has a goal of raising $15,000 before the end of the year! She has currently raised $2,015, so help Suzanne reach her goal and capture some memories along the way. Check out some of her portraits above and click the link below to schedule your session today!

Inspired by the national trend of porch portraits, Suzanne of The Gallery at Flat Rock, will be offering portrait sessions and donating a portion of the session cost to Flat Rock Playhouse. 

 A fifteen-minute porch portrait session is $65 (cash or check) of which $15 will be donated to the Flat Rock Playhouse, a friend and neighbor to the gallery which made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 season. 

The Mask Challenge
Jul 17 all-day
Spartanburg
Starting at noon Monday, masks were required inside grocery stores and pharmacies within the City of Spartanburg to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The ordinance also called for all employees at restaurants and retail stores in the city to wear masks.
Bringing Back the Burg last week announced The Mask Challenge, a partnership with Chapman Cultural Center, to place masks on pieces of public art in Spartanburg. The public is encouraged to place temporary face masks on pre-identified pieces of public art, and businesses can participate by putting masks on privately-owned, visible pieces of art.
Virtual Exhibit: Hillbilly Land Myth and Reality of Appalachian Culture
Jul 17 all-day
Online WNC Historical Society
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT

The hillbilly stereotype is one that is alive and well in American popular culture as a quick survey of the cable dial reveals with such shows as Moonshiners, Appalachian Outlaws, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, and countless others.

Surprisingly, it is one often displayed among educated sorts here in Western North Carolina who would never dream of disparaging any minority or “out group,” but do not hesitate to characterize native Western North Carolinians, as a group, as ignorant, in-bred, hopelessly retrograde, violent, snake-handling, moonshining/meth-making rednecks.

The Hillbillyland Exhibition explores the power, prevalence, and persistence of the hillbilly stereotype from the days of its beginnings in the late 19th century to the present day. The exhibit takes a unique approach by focusing on photography featuring the people of the region, some of them stereotypical images, combined with poetry and short prose pieces that challenge and complicate these stereotypes.

Visit the Virtual Exhibit
Virtual Tour 1918 vs. 2020 Flu Pandemics WNC
Jul 17 all-day
Online Smith-McDowell House

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT

In the midst of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, we take an in-depth look at the 1918 influenza epidemic in Western North Carolina through newspaper clippings, advertisements, ephemera, photographs, and oral history and place the events of 1918 into context with our present-day response to the coronavirus pandemic.

1918 Influenza Epidemic