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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!

Cooper River Bridge Run Registration Open
Oct 25 all-day
Cooper River Bridge

Experience Fall at Biltmore
Oct 25 all-day
Biltmore Estate

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$76–$106

  • Access to Biltmore House & Gardens
  • Audio Guide of Biltmore House including personal Vanderbilt stories and archival details
  • Access to Antler Hill Village & Winery
  • Wine Tasting (limited availability)
  • Complimentary parking

RESERVE TICKETS

EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE

$284–$314

  • Access to Biltmore House & Gardens
  • Immersive 90-minute guided small group tour of America’s Largest Home®
    • Experience the house as one of the estate’s very first guests
    • Hear estate history and inside stories about Vanderbilt guests’ impressions of Biltmore
    • Visit rarely-accessed areas: Louis XVI Room, Library balcony, more
  • Access to Antler Hill Village & Winery
  • Wine Tasting (limited availability)
  • Complimentary parking

RESERVE TICKETS

 

Fall Photo Contest – “Contrasting Colors”
Oct 25 – Nov 15 all-day
Chimney Rock State Park

It’s during this time of year that the mountains explode with autumn color. Capture photos of the fall season and enter them into our “Contrasting Colors” Photo Contest. We’ll use the winning entries on our website and Facebook album, and you’ll win some fun prizes. Photos must be taken within the Chimney Rock section of the Park.

GREAT PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO 3 WINNING ENTRIES

CONTEST RULES:

  1. There is no fee to enter the contest. All photographs must be taken inside Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park only in areas accessible to guests between October 15, 2021 – November 15, 2021.
    The contest is open to amateur and professional photographers.
  2. Up to three photos per person can be submitted via any of the following ways to be eligible to win:
    1. Facebook: First, like the Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park page and share our photo contest post on your wall. Then post your photo to our wall with the photographer’s name and a brief caption (25-75 words) through your personal Facebook account. Next, send us a private message including your contact information specified in rule #3.
    2. Pinterest: First, re-pin our photo contest pin to one of your boards and follow our 2017 The Different Seasons of Chimney Rock Spring Photo Contest Board so we can easily contact you. Then pin your photo with the hashtags #chimneyrock AND #photocontest with your personal account, and include the photographer’s name and a brief caption (25-75 words).
    3. Twitter: First, follow Chimney Rock Park and retweet our tweet about the photo contest. Then tweet your photo to @ChimneyRockPark with the photographer’s name and the hashtag #photocontest. Next, send us private messages with your brief photo caption.
    4. E-mail: If you don’t have access to any social media sites listed above, you may email your digital photo with your contact information specified in rule #3 to [email protected].
    5. Snail Mail: Send your print photo with the clearly marked photographer’s name, city & state, a brief typed photo caption and a phone number to: Photo Contest, Chimney Rock Management LLC, PO Box 39, Chimney Rock, NC 28720.
  3. Every entry should be clearly labeled with the photographer’s name, city & state, a brief photo caption your photo of the Seasons of Chimney Rock, an email address and the best phone number to reach you.
  4. Photos should be available at a minimum resolution of 1200 x 1600 pixels (1 MB minimum) to be eligible to win. Photos taken via smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices are welcome if they meet minimum requirements.
  5. For entries showing human faces, you must list their name(s) and have written permission from any photographed person(s) to use their image.
  6. Entries should reflect the photographer’s interpretation of love at Chimney Rock. Emphasis will be placed on quality, composition and creativity. All entries may be used in promotions of Chimney Rock and park-related activities.
  7. Digital images can be optimized but not dramatically altered with photo editing software. Black and white photographs are welcome.
  8. Decisions of the judges are final.

Winners will be notified and announced on Chimney Rock’s social media channels. For more information, call 1-828-625-9611 or email us at [email protected].

GIRLS ON THE RUN in the Upstate
Oct 25 – Nov 20 all-day
Varies

Run, encourages girls of all abilities to recognize their individual strengths and celebrate connections with others. Our tested curriculum blends physical activity with skill development that enables girls to adapt to whatever comes their way. In today’s unpredictable world, the strategies learned at Girls on Run are more important than ever.

The $150 Program Fee Includes: 16 lessons conducted by certified GOTR Coaches, an official GOTR t-shirt, participation in the season-ending 5K, a water bottle, a snack at each practice & a 5K finisher’s medal.

  • Monday, September 20, 2021
    to  Saturday, November 20, 2021
  • TimeProgram dates and times vary by school site. Please refer to our website for specific instructions. http://www.gotrupstatesc.org
  • Abner Creek Academy (T/TH 2:45 – 4:00 PM)
    Grades 3-4 (Open)
  • Bethel Church (T/TH 3:30 – 5:00 PM)
    Grades 3-5 (Open)
  • Caine Halter YMCA GOTR (M/W 5:00 – 6:15 PM)
    Grades 3-5 (Open)
  • Caine Halter YMCA GOTR (T/TH 3:30 – 4:45 PM)
    Grades 3-5 (Open)
  • Caine Halter YMCA Heart & Sole (T/TH 5:00 – 6:15 PM)
    Grades 6-8 (Open)
  • Cannons Elementary (T/TH 2:30 – 3:45 PM)
    Grades 3-5 (Open)
  • Carver Middle School (M/W 3:30 – 5:00 PM)
    Grades 6-8 (Open)
  • Cherrydale Elementary (T/TH 2:15 – 4:30 PM)
    Grades 3-5 (Open)
  • Eastside Elementary School (W/TH 3:15 – 4:45 PM)
    Grades 3-5 (Open)
  • Fairforest Elementary School (M/TH 2:15 – 4:00 PM)
    Grades 3-5 (Open)
  • Fork Shoals School (T/TH 2:45 – 4:00 PM)
    Grades 3-5 (Open)
  • Jesse Boyd Elementary School (T/TH 2:30 – 3:45 PM)
    Grades 3-5 (Open)
  • Legacy Early College (T/TH 4:00 – 5:15 PM)
    Grades 3-5 (Open)
  • Liberty Middle School (M/W 3:15 – 4:45 PM)
    Grades 6-8 (Open)
  • Limestone-Central Elementary School (T/TH 2:30 – 4:00 PM)
    Grades 3-5 (Open)
  • Mauldin Elementary (T/TH 2:30 – 3:45 PM)
    Grades 3-5 (Open)
  • Neighborhood Focus (T/TH 4:30 – 5:45 PM)
    Grades 3-5 (Open)
  • Pavilion Rec Complex GOTR (T/TH 5:15 – 6:30 PM)
    Grades 3-5 (Open)
  • Pavilion Rec Complex Heart & Sole (T/TH 5:15 – 6:30 PM)
    Grades 6-8 (Open)
  • Spartanburg Day School (M/W 2:30 – 4:00 PM)
    Grades 3-5 (Open)
  • Sterling School & Charles Townes Center (T/TH 2:30 – 4:00 PM)
    Grades 6-8 (Open)
  • Stone Academy (T/TH 2:45 – 4:00 PM)
    Grades 3-5 (Open)
  • Taylors Elementary (T/TH 2:30 – 3:45 PM)
    Grades 3-5 (Open)
  • Thomas E. Hannah Family YMCA (M/W 4:00 – 5:15 PM)
    Grades 3-5 (Open)
  • Thomas E. Hannah Family YMCA (T/TH 4:00 – 5:15 PM)
    Grades 3-5 (Open)
  • Thomas E. Kerns Elementary (M/TH 2:30 – 3:45 PM)
    Grades 3-5 (Open)
  • Welcome Elementary (T/TH 3:00 – 4:30 PM)
    Grades 3-5 (Open)
  • Willis Road YMCA (T/TH 4:00 – 5:30 PM)
    Grades 3-5 (Open)
Girls on the Run: JUNIOR COACH Girls 16-18 years old
Oct 25 – Nov 13 all-day
Varies--the Upstate

Welcome! We are thrilled that you are applying to become a Junior Coach! By signing on as a coach, you will get the amazing opportunity to be a leader, impact a team of young girls, and grow tremendously throughout the season! Please note the following requirements.

 

To be eligible to participate in the Junior Coach program, potential applicants must:  

  • Be 16-18 years of age (in high school)
  • Identify as female
  • Return completed reference
  • Return signed waiver (signed by parent/guardian if under 18)
  • Complete background check (if 18 years old)
  • Complete Junior Coach application
  • Complete online and in-person training
  • Consistently attend practice (minimum of once per week)
  • Commit 1.5-3 hours of time each week for 8 weeks
  • We believe that every girl

    can embrace who she is,

    can define who she wants to be,

    can rise to any challenge,

    can change the world.

    Can.

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

Nantahala River Rafting Fully Guided
Oct 25 all-day
Nantahala Outdoor Center

guests rafting on the Nantahala River Raft & Duck Rentals in North Carolina trip

A guided whitewater rafting trip is one of the best ways to experience the Nantahala Gorge. The crystal-clear Nantahala River is the perfect family-friendly river where experienced river guides will help you navigate through splashy Class II-III rapids and bouncy waves, with occasional calmer waters where you can enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery. The fully guided rafting trip the most popular adventure at NOC, with thousands of families returning year after year.

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
Children’s Fountain at RiverPlace
Oct 25 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
RiverPlace

Children playing in the railroad-themed splash fountain at Riverplace

CHILDREN’S FOUNTAIN

Located at RiverPlace, this railroad-themed splash fountain is a popular spot to cool off in the summer months. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, from April 1 to October 31.

WNC Farmers Market Open Daily
Oct 25 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
WNC Farmers Market

NCDA&CS - Marketing Division - Western North Carolina Farmers Market

With the convenience of being open year-round, 7 days a week, the WNC Farmers Market offers a selection of farm-fresh produce at the lowest prices in Western N.C. Our popular retail buildings, providing a selection of non-perishables, fruits, vegetables, crafts and more, are open daily.

WNC Farmers Market Open Daily
Oct 25 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
WNC Farmers Market

NCDA&CS - Marketing Division - Western North Carolina Farmers Market

With the convenience of being open year-round, 7 days a week, the WNC Farmers Market offers a selection of farm-fresh produce at the lowest prices in Western N.C. Our popular retail buildings, providing a selection of non-perishables, fruits, vegetables, crafts and more, are open daily.

WEST END WALKING TOUR
Oct 25 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Greenville—Falls Park

This tour begins at the very birthplace of Greenville—Falls Park. The same allure of the gorgeous 40-foot natural waterfall that casts a spell on Falls Park visitors today must have had the same impact on the first colonial settler, Richard Pearis, when he arrived in c.1769. Less than a handful of American cities can boast such a waterfall in the heart of downtown. Visitors receive a chronological history of our city beginning with a view of the falls from the newest icon of the city’s cityscape—the award-winning pedestrian Liberty Bridge. At the foundation walls of an 1816 grist mill built by Vardry McBee, guests will learn about the factors that caused this small trading post town to grow into the textile center of the world.

Other highlights of the tour include discussion of some of the oldest buildings still existing along the banks of the river, including the 1882 Huguenot Mill and the Gower, Cox and Markley Carriage factory buildings that are now used for dining and entertainment. On the other side of the river banks, visitors will soak in the magnificent features of the $137 million Riverplace development with its unique mix of restaurants, offices, condominiums, artists’ open studios, a 30-foot cascading waterfall feature, hotel and more.

A stroll back up Main St. into the West End discusses a famous Greenvillian, Charles Townes. This tour will give you a great overview of our city’s past but you’ll also hear about the exciting current projects that are adding to the downtown experience as well as future projects that are going to be transforming us into the future.

Highlights include:

• Ruins of an 1816 grist mill built by the “Father of Greenville”, Vardry McBee

• The 1882 Huguenot Mill – learn how Greenville became the “Textile Center of the World”
• The 1857 Gower, Cox and Markley Carriage factory building, once the largest carriage company in the South
• Riverplace – stroll the river walk while learning about the beautiful complex of fine restaurants, shopping, condos, open artist studios, and more overlooking the Reedy River that has sparked a revitalization of the Historic West End
• The bronze memorial to Charles Townes, a Greenvillian who became the inventor of the laser

Arbor Huescapes: Paintings by Michael Fowler
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum

Artist Michael Fowler creates evocative abstract landscape paintings by incorporating vibrant colors with subtle, complex details. His semi-large-scale approach invites viewers to step into his work and build a sense of wonder and contemplation surrounding the natural world. Fowler’s artistic response in contemplating nature is to capture something of a landscape’s pleasantness, which is often unexpected harmonies of color and shape. In his latest exhibit, Arbor Huescapes, Fowler highlights the distinctive vegetation – primarily trees – and topography of North and South Carolina’s midlands and piedmont regions.

Fowler received his Bachelor of Arts from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas with a focus in Advertising Design. He then attended the University of Nebraska where he received a Master’s degree in Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing with a minor in Art History. From there, he attended the University of Memphis where he earned a Doctorate in Higher Education. Based in North Augusta, South Carolina, Fowler is currently an associate professor of design and computer graphics and serves as the Mary Durban Toole Chair of Art at the University of South Carolina in Aiken. His paintings are in a number of public and private collections nationally, and he actively exhibits in regional and national shows.

Please note: Arbor Huescapes has been rescheduled due to the COVID-19 crisis and will now open in fall 2021. The exhibit is on display daily September 18, 2021 – January 9, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. inside the Baker Exhibit Center. All works are available for purchase and a portion of sales will be donated to The North Carolina Arboretum Society.

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
Roper Mountain Student Volunteer Program Now accepting volunteer positions for Afternoon Explorers!
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Roper Mountain Science Center

Volunteers can help engage with the public in the new Environmental Science and Sustainability Building, Tuesdays- Fridays, from 1:30-4:30pm.

We’re looking for a team of motivated students 8th-12th grade who love science and want the opportunity to engage in activities related to Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Robotics and Natural Science. Please note that 18 year old students must pass a background check.

Volunteer Applicant:
 Once you have completed the Volunteer Application and read over the Volunteer Training Handout, complete the Virtual Volunteer Training Assessment.  Please allow yourself at least 45 minutes to complete. The online Virtual Training is replacing our former in-house hour-long meeting.

Carolina Shine Moonshine Experience
Oct 25 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

“Shine and Dine” on the railway! We cordially invite you to hop on board The Carolina Shine, GSMR’s All-Adult First Class Moonshine Car! We will be proudly serving hand crafted, triple-distilled, craft moonshine. Some of the smoothest tasting moonshine in the Carolinas!

Offered on the Nantahala Gorge excursion, this shine and dine experience begins in a renovated First Class train fleet car, The Carolina Shine. The interior features copper lined walls filled with the history of moonshining in North Carolina. Learn about the proud tradition that the Appalachians established when bootlegging was an acceptable way of life and local home brews were the best in town. Read about Swain County’s very own Major Redmond, the most famous mountain moonshine outlaw of the 19th century.

Once your appetite for knowledge is satisfied, enjoy sample tastings of flavors like Apple Pie, Blackberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Peach, and Strawberry moonshine. If the samples are not enough, there will be plenty of Moonshine infused cocktails like Copper Cola or Moonshiner’s Mimosa available for purchase. GSMR is excited to feature multiple craft NC based distilleries to serve our guests only the best! Each jar is handcrafted and authentically infused with real fruit, the way moonshine was meant to be made. Passengers will also enjoy a full service All-Adult First Class ride with an attendant and a specialty boxed lunch. During the month of October. 9am and 2pm departures. 9am will feature the option of a delicious Sausage & Bacon Quiche or Cheesy Ham Hash Brown Casserole. The 2pm departure will be serving the popular BBQ meal.

Diesel $109.00 ($114.00 October) Not Permitted
Steam $119.00 ($126.00 October) Not Permitted
Locomotive Adult (21+ Only) Under 21

How to Purchase

You can purchase your tickets online or call our reservations department at (800) 872-4681. Or, you can purchase your tickets the day of in the Bryson City Depot. No matter how you purchase tickets, they’ll be waiting at will call.