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    Activities Outside of the Columbia Area – April 10, 2019 – April 30, 2019

    ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF THE COLUMBIA AREA

    Wednesday April 10, 2019 to April 30, 2019

     

     

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    Wednesdays –  Pickens Flea Market Jam at the Pickens Bargain Exchange Flea Market in Pickens.  Take a mid-week break to enjoy some live music and relaxation.  For more information call (864) 607-3493 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/525278567921906/?event_time_id=525278697921893.

     

    Every Other Wednesday –  Music Sandwiched In at the Spartanburg County Public Library.  This is a free concert sponsored by the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra.  For more information call (864) 948-9020 or visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c/e113/.

     

    Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays –  Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site of South Carolina at the Hagood Mill State Historic Site in Pickens.  Come see these historical markings open to the public on these days.  For more information call (864) 898-2936.

     

    Third Thursdays – Art Walk in downtown Spartanburg.  Enjoy a self-guided tour of various galleries in downtown Spartanburg.  For more information call (864) 582-7616 or visit http://spartanburgartwalk.com/.

     

    Fridays –  Starry Nights at the Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville.  Enjoy a planetarium show followed by a chance to view the night sky through a telescope in the Observatory if the weather permits.  For more information call (864) 355-8900 or visit https://ropermountain.org/main.asp?titleid=starrynightsnew.

     

    Fridays –  Bluegrass Jam Session at 5301 Dacusville Highway in Pumpkintown.  For more information call (864) 898-3815 or visit http://www.drbanjo.com/classes/2012-03-gilbert-nelson-pumpkintown.php.

     

    First Friday –  First Fridays at the Metropolitan Arts Council in Greenville.  Take a tour of the visual art galleries and venues in downtown Greenville with works to include jewelry, pottery, acrylics, watercolors, photography, and more.  For more information call (864) 467-3132 or visit http://www.firstfridaysgreenville.com/.

     

    Third Fridays – Contra Dancing at the First Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg.  Enjoy an evening of dancing and learning a variety of cultural dances.  For more information call (864) 308-1337 or visit https://www.facebook.com/Spartanburg-Contra-Dancers-493231910812229/.

     

    Second Saturdays –  House Concerts at the Hagood Mill Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens.  This event known as Heartstrings, includes bluegrass, gospel, and traditional roots music. For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit http://www.co.pickens.sc.us/CulturalCommission/CurrentEvents/default.aspx#AttheHagoodMill.

     

    Third Saturdays –  Milling, Music, and Memories at the Hagood Mills Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens.  This is a great day of fun making music, learning the art of blacksmithing, bowl digging, flint knapping, chair canning, moonshining, and much more!  For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit http://www.co.pickens.sc.us/CulturalCommission/CurrentEvents/default.aspx#AttheHagoodMill.

     

    Sundays –  Say What Open Mic at Coffee Underground in Greenville.  Singers, poets, musicians, storytellers, comedians, and any others who wish to come out and share their talents are welcome!  For more information call (864) 298-0494 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/525128037629167/.

     

    Sundays –  Sundays Unplugged at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg.  Relax, unwind, and unplug while enjoying the galleries and live entertainment.  For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/events.

     

    Saturdays and Sundays –  Historic Building Tours at Oconee Station State Historic Site in Walhalla.  You’ll get to see a 1792 stone block house which is all that remains of a military outpost that existed during conflicts between the white settlers and the Indians, and an 1805 brick house, home of the merchant who owned the outpost. For more information call (864) 638-0079 or visit http://southcarolinaparks.com/oconeestation/oconeestation-programs.aspx.

     

    Through April 10 –  “Showstoppers: An Evening of Broadway Hits” at the Center Stage Theatre in Greenville.  Some of the area and the Southeast’s most talented young dancers will compete to see if they can make it to the finals!  Some of Greenville’s most talented artists will provide you with a wonderful evening of some of your favorite Broadway tunes!  For more information call (864) 233-6733 or visit https://centrestage.org/showstoppers-2/.

     

    Through April 13 –  “Taming of the Shrew” at the North Greenville University’s Billingsley Theatre in Greenville.  Modified to take one of Shakespeare’s most problematic plays and given a contemporary look at how it speaks to relationships in modern culture. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/375504109626100/.

     

    Through April 14 –  “A Bad Year for Tomatoes” at the Oconee Community Theatre in Seneca.  You will surely enjoy this historical story of an actor who is tired of the stress and settles in a small New England town to write, but her nosey neighbors are driving her crazy, so she tells they she has a crazy sister, the main character in disguise, who is kept locked in the house, but occasionally escapes, which works until some local ladies decide they are going to save the girl from herself and a local handyman takes a liking to her.   For more information call (864) 882-1910 or visit http://www.oconeetheatre.org/shows.html.

     

    Through April 14 –  “Pump Boys and Dinettes” at the Pelzer Auditorium in Pelzer.  You’ll enjoy a fun and entertaining country western musical comedy.  For more information call (864) 947-8000 or visit http://www.milltownplayers.org/20182019.

     

    Through April 14 –  “Charlotte’s Web” at the Foothills Playhouse in Easley.  This wonderful classic tale about Wilbur the pig who becomes famous with the help of his friend Charlotte will be enjoyable for both you and your children!  For more information call (864) 855-1817 or visit https://www.foothillsplayhouse.org/tickets.

     

    Through April 27 –  “The Horse and His Boy” at the Logos Theatre in Taylors.  Take a journey to Narnia with Shasta, a servant boy, who runs away from his cruel master to take an adventure with Bree, a talking horse in this production that will include life sized puppets, beautiful sets, and an adventurous story you won’t soon forget, so bring the whole family out to enjoy this incredible show!  For more information call (864) 268-9342 or visit https://ci.ovationtix.com/35062/production/994446.

     

    Through May 1 –  Writing Workshop with Amy Randall at the Huguenot Mill Conference Room in Greenville.  Here is a chance for you to learn to write your own life story through poetry with the help of this talented artist.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/writing-workshop-1.

     

    Through August 29 –  PNG Downtown Alive on NOMA Square in Greenville.  Spend a Thursday evening relaxing on the Square with live entertainment and food trucks.  For more information visit https://www.greenvillesc.gov/1321/PNG-Downtown-Alive.

     

    Through September 27 –  Main Street Fridays at NOMA Square in downtown Greenville.  What better way to greet the weekend than relaxing in beautiful downtown Greenville as you enjoy live music with fun activities for the kids available.  For more information visit https://www.greenvillesc.gov/1322/Greenville-Heritage-Main-Street-Fridays.

     

    April 10 –  A Poets Dream: Past & Present at the Gunter Theatre.  This year’s National Ambassador for Young Peoples Literature, a local from Greenville, “Jacqueline Woodson”, writer of her best-selling memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming, and poet, will join Poetic Conversations and present some of her wonderful pieces of work and offer the audience the chance to ask questions about her work and her journey as a professional writer.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/poetic-conversation-5.

     

    April 10 – 12 –  Clemson Literary Festival at a variety of locations around Clemson.  This event will be filled with fun readings, a book fair, literary trivia, visitor writer readings and more!  For more information 656-3151 or visit http://www.clemson.edu/caah/sites/literary-festival/.

     

    April 11 –  Clemson University Men’s and Women’s Choirs at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts in Clemson.  You’ll enjoy a variety of music from a capella to accompanied music from several style periods.  For more information call (864) 656-7787 or visit https://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/brooks/events/event.html?eventid=1299512.

     

    April 11 –  “Avital Meets Avital” at the Gunter Theatre in Greenville.  These two talented musicians will provide you with a show filled with a blend of “Moroccan beats, Israeli harmonies, classical sensibility, and jazz improvisation” as their two blends their different cultures and backgrounds.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/avital-meets-avital-chamber.

     

    April 11 – 13 –  Landmark Conference Untold Stories at several locations in Anderson and other areas around the upstate of South Carolina.  For more information send an email to sclocalhistory@gmail.com or visit http://www.csclhs.org/landmark-conference.html.

     

    April 11 – 13 –  SpringSkunk Music Festival at Skunk Farm in Greer.  You’ll enjoy a weekend filled with a variety of great music, camping, vendors, and a guaranteed whole lot of fun!  For more information send an email to dixie@albinoskunk.com or visit http://albinoskunk.com/.

     

    April 12 –  Passport Field Trips: Avital Meets Avital at the Gunter Theatre.  The dialogue between these two musicians will allow students to learn how musicians from two different cultures came together and blended their music to create something new.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/avital-meets-avital.

     

    April 12 –  An Orchestra of Voices at the First Baptist Church of Greenville.  The Greenville Chorale will serenade you with an evening of choral versions of well-known orchestra works.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/an-orchestra-of-voices.

     

    April 12 –  One Main Roar at 1 North Main Street in Greenville.  You’ll enjoy live music, a fabulous meal, an open bar, and a silent auctions with all proceeds to benefit the ALS Clinic in Greenville.  For more information visit https://www.onemainroar.com/.

     

    April 12 – 13 –  Spring Plant Festival at Greenwood County Farmers Market in Greenwood.  It’s planting time again, so come out and get your vegetable starters, annuals, and some new perennials to spruce up your yard!  For more information call (864) 223-6503 or visit https://www.facebook.com/GreenwoodCountyFarmersMarket/.

     

    April 12 -13 –  “Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook” at the Chapman Cultural Center Theatre in Spartanburg.    Junie’s mittens have been stolen, so she thinks it is ok when she finds a pen of many colors to keep for herself, so bring the kids out for a fun and laughter filled show the whole family will enjoy.  For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c1/e2056/&DateOfEvent=04/12/2019.

     

    April 13 –  Tour de Skunk starting at the Skunk Farm in Greer.  Take a bike ride through the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains will include a beginner 15 mile and a 35 mile ride, with the latter including more difficult challenges with all proceeds to benefit Musician’s Medical Relief. For more information visit http://albinoskunk.com/detour-de-skunk/.

     

    April 13 –  South Carolina State Chili Cook-Off on Main Street in Belton.  You’ll have a chance to sample a variety of incredible chili as well as meet with a variety of vendors.  For more information call (864) 940-3111 or visit https://www.scchilicookoff.com/.

     

    April 13 –  Spartanburg Soaring!  International Kite Festival at Barnet Park in Spartanburg.  This will be a day filled with great fun with live entertainment, lots of kite flying, food and craft vendors, and kids activities. For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/spartanburg-soaring/.

     

    April 13 –  Firing on Fort Sumter: “The Opening Ball” at the American Legion Hall at Duncan Park in Spartanburg.  In 1861, this date was known as “the opening ball of the Revolution” and this evening will recreate “the patriotic fervor and war fever” with a Victorian Ball with period music, dancing, and refreshments.  For more information visit https://www.freewebs.com/sumterball/.

     

    April 13 –  Upstate Heart Walk on North Main Street in downtown Greenville.  Walk either a 1 mile or a 3 mile route with proceeds to benefit the local American Heart Association.  For more information call (864) 448-3791 or visit http://www2.heart.org/site/TR/HeartWalk/MAA-MidAtlanticAffiliate?pg=entry&fr_id=3949.

     

    April 13 – 14 –  Starquest at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium in Spartanburg.  Here is yet another dance competition for the young dancers in our area to compete to see if they have what it takes to make it to the top!  For more information call (864) 582-8107 or visit https://www.crowdpleaser.com/calendar.

     

    April 13 – 14 –  “Cultura International Ballet” at the Gunter Theatre in Greenville.  This performance will showcase selections from some of the most loved classical ballets in what is sure to be a fabulous show.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/ib-2.

     

    April 15 – 20 –  “Chekov Shorts” at the Bellamy Theatre in Clemson.  The Russian author, Anton Chekov, is well known for his insight into human relationships with this production including a series of comical one act plays that display his ability to use humor through character in difficult situations.  For more information call (864) 656-7787 or visit https://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/brooks/events/performances/players.html.

     

    April 16 –  Clemson University Symphonic Band & Clemson University Concert Band at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts in Clemson.  The Symphonic Band will close their season with ethereal music by John Mackey and the Concert Band made up of students from a variety of majors who just enjoy playing music!  For more information call (864) 656-7787 or visit https://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/brooks/events/event.html?eventid=1293189.

     

    April 16 – 21 –  “Come From Away” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  This is the story of 7,000 stranded passengers after 9/11 that were taken in by residents of a small Newfoundland town and although they had their struggles, the locals learned to trust and find gratitude for their new visitors and friends in this Tony Award winning and new Best Musical! For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://tickets.peacecenter.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=19-BW-ComeFromAway&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=.

     

    April 17 –  JD Massey Horse Show at the T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena in Pendleton.  This show will include American Saddlebreds, Hackneys, and Roadster ponies.  For more information call (864) 963-8890 or visit https://calendar.clemson.edu/event/jd_massey_horse_show?utm_campaign=widget&utm_medium=widget&utm_source=Clemson+University#.XKomFphKiyI.

     

    April 18 –  “Casting Crowns” at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  Enjoy an evening of beautiful and inspirational music by this fabulous Christian group.  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/casting-crowns-2019.

     

    April 18 –  CU Singers & Cantorei at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts in Clemson.  You’ll enjoy the beautiful music created by these talented artists!  For more information call (864) 656-7787 or visit https://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/brooks/events/event.html?eventid=1299492.

     

    April 19 – 20 –  Azalea Festival on Main Street in downtown Pickens.  You’ll enjoy a weekend filled with live music, amusement rides, food and beverages, arts and craft vendors, a pet pageant, a cruise in with muscle cars, and of course, lots of beautiful blooming azaleas!  For more information call (864) 301-1798 or visit https://pickensazaleafestival.com/.

     

    April 19 – 20 –  Bulls & Barrels Rodeo Bash at the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center in Anderson.  Come out and enjoy some fun in the outdoors with a fun and entertaining rodeo including all of your favorite events!  For more information call (864) 260-4800 or visit https://andersonevents.com/events/bulls-barrels-rodeo-bash/.

     

    April 20 –  Clemson Music Festival Kick-Off at Hagood Mill Historic Site & Folklife Center in Pickens.  Spend the day enjoying great music, folk-life demonstrations, and just enjoy this beautiful outdoor location!  For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/244421799842853/.

     

    April 20 –  Reedy River Run starting at two different locations in Greenville.  This event includes a 10K, a 5K and a youth mile, for 13 years old or older, followed by music, good food and beverages and a variety of vendors.    For more information visit http://www.tdbankreedyriverrun.com/.

     

    April 22 –  Cavani String Quartet at the Daniel Recital Hall of Converse College in Spartanburg.  You’ll enjoy a wonderful show by these extremely talented performers.  For more information call (864) 596-9724 or visit https://www.converse.edu/event/cavani-string-quartet-2/.

     

    April 23 –  CU Symphony Orchestra at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts in Clemson.  You’ll enjoy a blend of new and old American music performed by this very talented group of musicians.  For more information call (864) 656-7787 or visit https://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/brooks/events/event.html?eventid=1297314.

     

    April 23 –  Friends and Fundraising Banquet at the Greenville Convention Center in Greenville.  The Christian Learning Centers of Greenville is hosting this event that will include guest speaker, Kevin Sorbo, and music by Pitch Hitters. For more information visit https://www.clcofgreenville.org/banquet.

     

    April 23 – 25 –  “Villalobos Brothers” at the Gunter Theater in Greenville.  This group will introduce you to a talented Mexican folk group that incorporates a little jazz, classical and rock to create an energizing and fun performance.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/villalobos-brothers.

     

    April 24 –  CU Percussion Ensemble & CU Steel Band at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts in Clemson.  You’ll enjoy the wonderful sounds created by these talented musicians!  For more information call (864) 646-7787 or visit https://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/brooks/events/event.html?eventid=1337912.

     

    April 25 –  20th Century – Prokofiev and Prosecco at the Genevieve’s Theatre Lounge in Greenville.  You’ll learn about the works of this 19th century composer whose work was outshined by the rise of Stalin in Germany, while also enjoying the tastes of the unique prosecco wine.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/20th-century-prokofiev-and-prosecco.

     

    April 25 – 27 –  Cornbread and Collard Greens Blues Festival in Commerce Park in Fountain Inn.  You’ll enjoy good music, good food and cold beverages, craft vendors, and entertainment for the kids!  For more information call (864) 724-8044 or visit https://www.fountaininn.org/special-events.html.

     

    April 26 –  Carolina Classic Paso Fino Horse Show at the T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena in Pendleton.  If you’ve never seen these horses in action, you are in for a treat, or just come out and enjoy a great show if you have seen them before.  For more information call (864) 238-0855 or visit https://calendar.clemson.edu/event/carolina_classic_paso_fino_horse_show_7315?utm_campaign=widget&utm_medium=widget&utm_source=Clemson+University#.XKoli5hKiyI.

     

    April 26 –  CU Percussion Ensemble & CU Steel Band at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts in Clemson.  You’ll enjoy the fabulous sounds created by these talented musicians!  For more information call (864) 656-7787 or visit https://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/brooks/events/event.html?eventid=82455.

     

    April 26 –  Springfest at the Uptown Market in Greenwood.  You’ll enjoy a day filled with live music, food and beverage vendors, local art and demonstrations, and fun!  For more information visit http://www.uptowngreenwood.com/events/springfest.

     

    April 26 – 27 –  “Eric Church” at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  You’ll enjoy an evening of great entertainment by this talented country artist!  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/eric-church-2019.

     

    April 26 – 27 –  BBQ Cook-Off and Festival at Unity Park, 320 South Hudson Street in Greenville.  The event will include everything butt bbq competition, barbecue, briquette, and rib competition, with live music, food vendors, beverages, and games for the kids.  For more information visit https://www.projecthost.org/special-events.html#bbqcookoff.

     

    April 26 – 28 –  Spring Fling in downtown Spartanburg.  The event will include four stages of live entertainment, a cycling race, food trucks, craft beers, kids activities, vendors, and more!  For more information call (864) 596-2976 or visit http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/spring-fling.

     

    April 26 – 28 –  “Life Stages” at the Electric City Playhouse Theatre in Anderson.  In this series of one act plays, you’ll explore different stages of life and the challenges of each with drama, comedy, tragedy, and even love.  For more information call (864) 224-4248 or visit https://ecplayhouse.com/.

     

    April 26 – May 12 –  “Cry It Out” at the Warehouse Theatre in Greenville.   In this comedy with a few dark edges, you’ll learn the challenges of being home with a baby, how female friendship helps those challenges, the impact of returning to work, and how class impacts parenthood.   For more information call (864) 235-6948 or visit https://warehousetheatre.com/cry-it-out/.

     

    April 27 –  Clemson Music Festival Sertoma Club Camp Fundraiser at the T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena in Pendleton.  You’ll enjoy music by Jamie Wright Band with Tez Sherard as well as dancing, food, and a cash bar with proceeds to benefit Camp Sertoma, a camp for disadvantaged kids.  For more information call (864) 650-0585 or visit https://calendar.clemson.edu/event/clemson_music_festival_sertoma_club_benefit_for_camp?utm_campaign=widget&utm_medium=widget&utm_source=Clemson+University#.XKomjZhKiyI.

     

    April 27 –  Railroad Festival in downtown Central.  This will be a day filled with live music on several stages, with one specifically for the kids, lots of kids activities, food, and arts and craft vendors. For more information visit http://centralrrfestival.org/festival/.

     

    April 27 –  Corey James Memorial Good Times Benefit at Wild Ace Pizza in Greer.  You’ll enjoy live music by several bands and artists, food, beverages, kid’s activities, and more with proceeds to benefit families in need of help and hope!  For more information visit http://goodtimebenefit.com/.

     

    April 27 –  Mutt Strut on South Main Street in Greenville.  You and your dog will enjoy a 2 mile run/walk through downtown Greenville followed by live music, free pizza, caricature artists, and more with proceeds to benefit the Greenville Humane Society.   For more information visit http://www.ghsmuttstrut.com/.

     

    April 27 –  Greer Goes Global International Festival at Greer City Park and Greer City Hall in Greer.  Spend the day enjoying the tastes, sights, and sounds of other cultures that call South Carolina home with 40 different countries representing the variety of vendors.  For more information visit https://www.greergoesglobal.com/.

     

    April 27 –  Wheels for Meals Charity Ride at Trailblazer Park  in Travelers Rest.  This event will include 5 different cycling routes followed by a post-ride celebration with proceeds to support providing the homebound and seniors of the area with a hot meal every day.  For more information visit http://www.wheelsformeals.com/site/TR?fr_id=1080&pg=entry.

     

    April 27 – 28 –  Believe Talent Dance Competition at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium in Spartanburg.  You’ll enjoy seeing some of the best dancers in the upstate compete for title as the best dancer!  For more information call (864) 582-8107 or visit https://www.crowdpleaser.com/calendar/216/Believe+Talent.

     

    April 27 – 28 –  Gun & Knife Show at the Greenville Convention Center in Greenville.  If you are a collector or are looking for a new gun or knife, you’ll want to check out this show.  For more information visit https://meetgcc.com/event/sc-arms-collectors-association-gun-knife-show-3/.

     

    April 27 – 28 –  “Viva La France” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  The Greenville Symphony will serenade you with the wonderful sounds of French composers Ravel, Dukas, & Berlioz.   For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/gso-mw-6.

     

    April 30 –  “Atlanta Rhythm Section” at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts in Clemson.  One of Americas favorite 70’s band, you won’t want to miss a chance to see them!  For more information call (864) 656-7787 or visit http://www.clemsonmusicfest.org/.

     

    April 30 –  “Straight No Chaser” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  This wonderfully talented acapella group adds a blend of humor to great vocal harmonies creating a show you will certainly enjoy!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/straight-no-chaser-1.

     

     

     

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    Second Mondays –  Family Climb Night at the Northside Recreation Center in Rock Hill.  Bring the family and challenge yourself by climbing the rock wall.  For more information call (803) 329-5633 or visit http://www.visitrockhillsc.com/events/northside-recreation-center-family-climb-nights-2015-12-14/.

     

    Thursday and Saturday –Test-n-Tune (or specialty races) at the Carolina Dragway in Aiken.  If you enjoy racing, whatever the vehicle type, or just enjoy watching these events, check out the schedule to see what races are scheduled.  For more information call (803) 471-2285 or visit http://www.carolinadragway.com/events-schedule/.

     

    First Friday and Saturday –  Savannah River Site Museum at the former Dibble Memorial Library on Laurens Street in Aiken.  The first phase of the museum is completed and open to the public so stop in for a look.  For more information call (803) 648-1437 or visit https://www.facebook.com/srs.heritage/.

     

    Fourth Saturdays –  Bluegrass Series at Haynes Auditorium in Batesburg-Leesville.  Add a little Bluegrass music to your month.  For more information call (803) 582-8479 or visit http://www.haynesbluegrass.com/.

     

    Fourth Saturdays –  Mountain Dulcimers of Aiken at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum in Aiken.  Join these musicians or just enjoy the music, but be sure to stop by and be entertained by these mountain instruments and those who enjoy playing them.  For more information call (803) 293-7846 or visit http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/the_mountain_dulcimers_of_aiken.

     

    Saturdays –  Hour Long Historic Train Ride at the South Carolina Railroad Museum in Winnsboro.  Ride an old passenger train from the dining car, a passenger car, or even the caboose. For more information call (803) 635-9893 or visit http://www.scrm.org/welcomepage.html.

    Saturdays weather permitting –  Aiken Trolley Tours at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum.  Explore Aiken’s charm, grace, and elegance with one of these two hour tours.  For more information call (803) 644-1907 or visit http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/aiken_historic_tour.

    Through April 13 –  Come-See-Me-Festival and Barbecue Cook-Off at a variety of locations around Rock Hill.  Spend 10 days enjoying a variety of fun events and activities to welcome in the springtime with wonderful foods, music, art, sports related events, fun kids activities, and so much more!  For more information call (803) 329-7625 or visit https://www.comeseeme.org/.

    Through April 20 –  “The Fourth Cross” at the Narroway Theatre in Fort Mill.  This historical story for the Easter season will give you a first-hand look at the events that took place so many years ago, and attendees will also have the opportunity to enjoy an authentic Biblical meal.  For more information call (803) 802-2300 or visit https://narroway.net/dinner-shows/fourth-cross.

    Through April 29 –  Hopelands Concert Series at Hopelands Gardens in Aiken.  What better way to start the week than enjoy a live concert in the outdoors!  For more information call (803) 642-7631 or visit https://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/hopelands_summer_concert_series2/.

    Through May 25 –  Guided Horseback Trail Ride at the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.  Spend a Saturday taking a trip through the Greenway on horseback led by one of the Greenways equestrian staff.  For more information call (803) 547-4575 or visit https://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/guided-horseback-trail-ride.

    Through September 10 –  Fitness Hike at the Diary Barn of the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.  This is a monthly hike that will give you an opportunity to get your heart rate up and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Park.  For more information call (803) 547-4575 or visit https://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/fitness-hike-dairy-barn.

    Through October 1 –  Survival Series at a variety of locations in and around Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.  Once a month you’ll have a chance to come out and learn some basic survival skills to include starting a fire, filtering water, building a shelter, and more!  For more information call (803) 547-4575 or visit https://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/greenway-survival-series.

    Through October 26 –  Yoga on the Greenway at the Comporium Amphitheater of the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.  Start your Saturday with a relaxing and energizing yoga class! For more information call (803) 547-4575 or visit https://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/saturday-yoga-on-the-greenway.

    Through October 31 –  Yoga at the Comporium Amphitheater of Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.  Every Thursday evening through the season you’ll have a chance to unwind toward the end of your week with a wonderful and relaxing yoga class!  For more information call (803) 547-4575 or visit https://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/yoga-at-comporium-amphitheater.

    April 11 –  “The Diamonds” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  You’ll definitely take a walk down memory lane with the wonderful songs by this historic rock band!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=the-diamonds.

    April 12 –  “Rumours: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Enjoy an evening filled with many of your favorite Fleetwood Mac tunes by these talented tribute artists.   For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=rumours-a-fleetwood-mac-tribute.

    April 12 – 13 –   Pork in the Park in Memorial Park in Newberry.  This will be a weekend filled with great BBQ, music, beer, and fun kids activities, For more information visit https://www.newberryporkinthepark.com/.

    April 12 – 13 –  EastWinds Glow Hunt at EastWind Castle in Trenton.  What could be more fun than hunting glowing Easter eggs in the dark, as well as carnival activities, Glow Dancers, performances by local artists and performers, face painting, and more!  For more information call (706) 627-0068 or visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/EastWindCastleSC/events/.

    April 12 – 14 –  Progressive Show Jumping Camden Spring Classic at South Carolina Equine Park in Camden.  For more information send an email to psjshows87@gmail.com or visit http://www.psjshows.com/shows.html.

    April 13 –  A Bee-tiful Day for Bees at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  Learn the importance of bees in our society, kids will have a chance to engage in bee related crafts and activities, and the local beekeepers association will be on hand to talk about raising bees. For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/2609/.

    April 13 –  Spring Horse Show at 1058 Horse Road in Fort Mill.  This event open to all skill levels with 40 different competitive classes, or just come out and enjoy the show with a variety of food vendors on hand.   For more information call (803) 547-4575 or visit https://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/spring-horse-show-7.

    April 13 –  Level 1 Mountain Bike Clinic at the Adventure Entrance parking lot of the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.  If you have been interested in mountain biking and didn’t know where to start, this is a chance to help you get started!  For more information call (803) 547-4575 or visit https://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/level-1-mountain-bike-clinic-5.

    April 13 –  Style Trial with Marcia Kort Buike at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill.  In this class you’ll learn other styles of painting and techniques to create your own work of art!   For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/art-classes.

    April 13 –  “Dancing With The Stars” at the Woods Auditorium in Camden.  Local individuals will be dancing and here is your chance to vote for your favorite!  For more information call (803) 425-7676 or visit https://www.fineartscenter.org/event-calendar/.

    April 13 –  Southern Sound Series: “Sierra Hall” at the McCelvey Center’s Lowry Family Theater in York.  Spend an evening enjoying the wonderful sounds created by this extremely talented artist!  For more information call (803) 818-6767 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/2588/.

    April 13 – 14 –  Spring Camp Out at the Dairy Barn Entrance of the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.  Camp out at Graham Cabin for a fun weekend of hiking, playing in the creek, participating in a scavenger hunt, and spending the evening with live music and s’mores, and enjoying a light breakfast on Sunday all while you make new friends and enjoy some great fun!  For more information call (803) 547-4575 or visit https://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/spring-campout.

    April 13 – 14 –  Spring Plant Sale at the Glencairn Garden Learning Center in Rock Hill.  Local Master Gardeners are bringing in a variety of plants to sell and will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.  For more information visit http://plantsale.yorkmg.org/.

    April 14 –  Wildflower Hike at the Rush Pavilion of the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.  Enjoy a leisurely walk as you learn about the beautiful wildflowers in the Greenway.  For more information call (803) 547-4575 or visit https://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/wildflower-hike-1.

    April 14 –  Wildlife Rescue Baby Shower at McCass’s Tavern in Camden.  The nursery supplies are running low and they need to restock, so bring the whole family out to help provide supplies for the little animals of the Pine Tree Hill Wildlife Care & Exotic Rescue.  For more information call (803) 427-1350 or visit https://www.cityofcamden.org/events/wildlife-rescue-baby-shower.

    April 14 –  “The Rainbow Fish” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Based on the award winning book, this puppet show will teach children the importance and benefit of sharing your most important possessions!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=the-rainbow-fish.

    April 14 – 15 –  Watercolor Painting with Amelia at Santee State Park in Santee.  This talented Charleston artist and book illustrator will teach you a variety of techniques you help you learn the art of watercolor or enhance your current level of experience.  For more information call (803) 854-2408 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004854.

    April 15 – 19 –  Spring Trek – Spring Break at the Adventure Center of Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.  Children ages 6 to 14 will have the chance to enjoy each day filled with fun and enjoyable activities to create memories on their spring break.  For more information call (803) 547-4575 or visit https://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/spring-trek-spring-break-camp.

    April 16 – 20 –  Short Plays at the O’Connell Theater on the USC Campus in Aiken.  School is winding down and the students are prepared to show you what they’ve learned so come out and support their efforts. For more information call (803) 641-3305 or visit http://etherredge.usca.edu/short-plays/2019-04-16-19-30.

    April 17 –  Spring Break Special – Buzz By for Pollinators at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  Stop by the Museum and learn more about how to care for our pollinators.  For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/2608/.

    April 17 –  Froggy Friends at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  This event inspired by the work of local artist Vernon Grant kids will enjoy special activities including games and crafts related to frogs. For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/2607/.

    April 18 –  Mixed Media – Drawing with Marge Moody at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill.  You’ll learn to add a variety of mixed media to your drawings to create a unique work of art.  For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/art-classes.

    April 18 –  Wind Ensemble at the Etherredge Center of USC Aiken.  Enjoy an evening of music by these talented students!  For more information call (803) 641-3305 or visit https://etherredge.usca.edu/wind-ensemble/2019-04-18-19-30.

    April 18 – 27 –  “Merchant of Venice” at the Aiken Community Theater in Aiken.  This is the story of a Venetian merchant who finds himself wrapped up in a complex situation as a result of securing a loan for his friend in this Shakespearian play.  For more information call (803) 648-1438 or visit https://aikencommunitytheatre.org/shows-1/2019/4/18/merchant-of-venice.

    April 19 –  “Revelry Soul” with Special Guest “Uncle Buck” at the Sylvia Theater in York.  You’ll enjoy a great evening of music by these extremely talented artists!  For more information call (803) 684-5590 or visit https://sylviatheatre.com/.

    April 19 – 21 –  Palmetto Paint Horse Club Show at the South Carolina Equine Park in Camden.  You’ll enjoy seeing some of the most incredible paints in South Carolina!  For more information visit https://www.cityofcamden.org/events?combine=&field_categories_tid=All&field_event_date_value%5Bmin%5D%5Bdate%5D=04%2F10%2F2019&field_event_date_value%5Bmax%5D%5Bdate%5D=04%2F30%2F2019.

    April 20 –  Family  Easter Event on the South Aiken Football Field in Aiken.  Children through the 5th grade will enjoy an egg drop with 10,000 Easter eggs, inflatables, music and more.  For more information (803) 648-4167 or visit https://discoveraikencounty.com/event/family-easter-event/.

    April 20 –  Goat Yoga at the Graham Cabin – Dairy Barn Entrance of the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.  If you’ve ever wanted to try yoga with goats, here is your chance!  For more information call (803) 547-4575 or visit https://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/goat-yoga-1.

    April 20 –  Earth Day at the Newberry Street Festival Center in Aiken.  Celebrate Earth Day with live music, kid’s activities, good food, a puppet show, a walk in Hitchcock Woods, exhibits and vendors, and more!  For more information visit http://earthdayaiken.org/.

    April 22 –  Newberry Chamber Orchestra at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Enjoy an afternoon of classical music by these talented local musicians!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=newberry-chamber-orchestra.

    April 25 –  Sumter-Shaw Community Jazz Band at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  Join local musicians and students from the Sumter High Jazz Ensemble for a great evening of jazz music!  For more information call (803) 436-2500 or visit https://www.sumtersc.gov/operahouse/events/specialevents.

    April 26 –  Happy Valley Church of the Redeemed Mystery Theater at the Narroway Theater in Fort Mill.  This fun and interactive dinner theater will have you laughing well after you leave!  For more information call (803) 802-2300 or visit https://narroway.net/mystery-theater/happy-valley.

    April 26 –  Finally Friday at the Shull Pavilion of the Fine Arts Center in Camden.  Relax after your work week with live entertainment during this beautiful spring weather!  For more information visit https://www.cityofcamden.org/events/finally-friday-april-2019.

    April 26 –  Special Olympics of Kershaw at the Camden Military Academy in Camden.  With over 350 child and adult participants, this will be a great day to come out and support them all!  For more information call (803) 432-9533 or visit https://www.cityofcamden.org/events/special-olympics-kershaw-county-2019.

    April 26 – 28 –  Southern Discomfort at the Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw.  Enjoy a weekend filled with car racing!  For more information visit https://24hoursoflemons.com/race/?id=231.

    April 26 – 28 –  SC Quarter Horse Association Mini Circuit at the South Carolina Equine Park in Camden.  For more information visit https://www.cityofcamden.org/events?combine=&field_categories_tid=All&field_event_date_value%5Bmin%5D%5Bdate%5D=04%2F10%2F2019&field_event_date_value%5Bmax%5D%5Bdate%5D=04%2F30%2F2019.

    April 27 –  Sensory Sensitive & Special Needs Touch a Truck at the Aiken County Department of Emergency Services in Aiken.  Just for those kids, adults, and families who struggle at large events, here is a chance for you to bring that special loved one out for a day of fun!  For more information visit (803) 593-4698 or visit https://discoveraikencounty.com/event/sensory-sensitive-specials-needs-touch-a-truck/.

    April 27 –  Mixed Media – Drawing II with Marge Moody at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill.  In this workshop you’ll take your work to a different level building on what you learned in the first workshop.  For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/art-classes.

    April 27 –  Spring Watercolor Workshop at the Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken.  For all skills levels, attendees will create a spring themed watercolor.  For more information call (803) 641-9094 or visit http://aikencenterforthearts.org/education-for-adults-classes/.

    April 27 –  Japanese Paper Workshop at the Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken.  Learn this creative art through demonstration and hands-on exploration.  For more information call (803) 641-9094 or visit http://aikencenterforthearts.org/education-for-adults-classes/.

    April 27 –  Random Weave Basket Workshop at the Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken.  Using round reed, you’ll create a form for a basket and then use a variety of other materials to create the basket itself using your own creativity.  For more information call (803) 641-9094 or visit http://aikencenterforthearts.org/education-for-adults-classes/.

    April 27 –  Earth Day Celebration at Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.  This day will be filled with loads of vendors, food trucks, farmers market vendors, lots of fun activities, and more than there is room to list so be sure to check this out!  For more information call (803) 545-4575 or visit https://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/earth-day-celebration-8.

    April 27 –  “James Gregory” at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  Spend an evening enjoying fun and laughter with this hysterical comedian!  For more information call (803) 436-2500 or visit https://www.sumtersc.gov/operahouse/events/specialevents.

    April 27 –  Earth Day Birthday at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  This fun event for the whole family will include learning about protecting our species, lots of exhibits and hands on activities and games, planetarium programs and museum exhibits, tie dye a t-shirt, enjoy food, purchase plants brought by Master Gardeners, and participate in a scavenger hunt and have the chance to win a kayak or a bike!  For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/2604/.

    April 27 –  Fishing Rodeo at the pond in Historic Camden.  Bring the whole family out for a fun day of fishing with DNR to offer assistance and see if one of your family members can catch a big one!!  For more information call (803) 432-9841 or visit https://www.cityofcamden.org/events/fishing-rodeo-historic-camden.

    April 27 –  A Night of Laughs with “Jeff Allen” at the Narroway Theater in Fort Mill.  You’ll enjoy an evening filled with clean laughter with this very talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 802-2300 or visit https://narroway.net/jeff-allen.

    April 27 –  “Jonathan Hawley – The Man of Magic” at the Sylvia Theater in York.  As seen on Americas Got Talent, this incredible illusionist will send you home astounded by his talent!  For more information call (803) 684-5590 or visit https://sylviatheatre.com/.

    April 27 –  Mead Hall Strawberry Festival at Aiken Prep at 619 Barnwell Avenue NW in Aiken.  If you like strawberries, here is a chance to get fresh picked strawberries, freshly made strawberry ice cream, strawberries and shortcake, other great food, kids activities, entertainment, vendors, and more!  For more information visit http://aikenstrawberryfestival.com/.

    April 27 –   Run United at Newberry Street and Park Avenue in Aiken.  This event will include a half marathon, a 5K and a kids fun run, and will include a kids activity area.  For more information visit http://www.aikenco-op.org/RunUnited/.

    April 27 –  Aiken Wine and Sign for Essential Tremor at City Hall in Aiken.  Come out and enjoy good food, live entertainment, spirits, authors, books, and a raffle with proceeds to benefit the Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor.  For more information visit https://www.diannshaddoxfoundation.org/aiken-wine–sign-for-et.html.

    April 28 –  “Dailey & Vincent” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  You’ll have a choice of one of two shows, one gospel and one not, for a show everyone can enjoy a great show by these extremely talented musical artists!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html.

    April 28 –  Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Calin Lupanu, String Quartet at the Lancaster Cultural Arts Center in Lancaster.  Enjoy an evening of great music by these talented musicians!  For more information visit https://www.lancastercitysc.com/events/charlotte-symphony-orchestra-concertmaster-calin-lupanu-string-quartet/.

     

    LOWCOUNTRY:

    Daily –  “Day in the Life of a Sailor” at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site in Charleston.  Board the 17th Century sailing ketch and learn about the trade and travel of that period.  For more information call (843) 852-4200 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003481.

     

    Daily –  History Tours at the Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon in Charleston.  Learn about the history of the Old Exchange, which presents an array of relics from the Civil and Revolutionary Wars, as well as a fun tour of the Provost Dungeon while hearing stories of pirates and patriots.  For more information call (888) 763-0448 or visit http://oldexchange.org/planavisit/.

     

    Mondays –  Coastal Kayaking at Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet.  Enjoy some salt water kayaking on the marsh of this beautiful State Park.  For more information call (843) 235-8755 or visit http://www.sout hcarolinaparks.com/products/10002638.

     

    Fourth Tuesdays –  Wash Day at the L. W. Paul Living History Farm in Conway.  It’s wash day, so learn how clothes were washed and even how soap was made from ingredients found around the farm.  For more information call (843) 365-3596 or visit http://www.horrycountymuseum.org/news/wash-day-at-the-l-w-paul-living-history-farm-10/.

     

    Tuesdays and Thursdays – Saturdays –  Bulls Island Ferry Service and Eco Tour, starting at Garris Landing in Awendaw.  Bulls Island is part of the Cape Romaine National Wildlife Refuge and can only be accessed by boat or by ferry.  For more information call (843) 881-4582 or visit http://www.bullsislandferry.com/.

     

    Tuesdays through Sundays –  Guided Tours at the McLeod Plantation Historic Site on James Island.  Enjoy a tour of the last of 17 antebellum plantations on James Island.   For more information call (843) 762-2172 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1447/McLeod-Plantation-Historic-Site.

     

    Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays –  Myrtle’s Market at Mr. Joe White Avenue at Oak Street in Myrtle Beach.  This local market is the place to get fresh produce for your vacation.  For more information call (843) 918-4906 or visit http://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/market.html.

     

    Thursdays –  “The Civil War Era” at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island.  Learn a little about Hilton Head’s part in the history of the Civil War.  For more information call (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or visit http://www.coastaldiscovery.org/home/discover-and-learn/site-tours-programs/.

     

    Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays –  Charleston Night Market at Market Street in Charleston.  This evening event includes 120 artists and vendors all local selling locally made items, with live entertainment to serenade you along the way.  For more information call (843) 937-0920 or visit http://www.thecharlestoncitymarket.com/main/night-market-explore.

     

    Fridays –  Sunset Celebration at Shelter Cove Park on Hilton Head Island.  Enjoy watching the sun set while you enjoy live entertainment on the lawn.  For more information call (843) 757-9889 or visit http://www.sheltercovetownecentre.com/events/sunset-celebration.

     

    Fridays thru Tuesdays –  Guided House Tours at Hampton Plantation  State Historic Site in McClellanville.  Learn about the prominent Colonial families that lived in the home and about the construction of the homes of that period.  For more information call (843) 546-9361 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10002645.

     

    Third Saturdays –  Craft Show at the Bi-Lo Palmetto Pavilion in Mount Pleasant.  Event includes crafts by local artisans.  For more information call (843) 884-0163 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ECCG3rdSaturdays.

     

    Third Saturdays –  Cannon Firings at Charles Towne Landing in Charleston.  Come experience the firing of a 17th century cannon.  For more information call (843) 852-4200 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/files/State%20Parks%20Files/CTL/CTL_3Sat_Cannon.pdf.

     

    Saturdays –  Farmers Market at Marion Square in Charleston.  Start your day with a freshly made breakfast, a fresh cup of coffee, and purchase fresh produce, plants, and a variety of others items while enjoying time in this beautiful space.  For more information call (843) 724-7309 or visit http://www.charlestonfarmersmarket.com/.

     

    Saturdays –  Honey Horn Nature Walk at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island.  Enjoy a tour of some of the natural areas, as well as the gardens, at this beautiful site.  For more information call (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or visit http://www.coastaldiscovery.org/event-registration/?ee=3398.

     

    Saturdays –  Snakes and Reptiles at Huntington Beach State Park  in Murrells Inlet.  Learn about these secretive animals while learning about their benefit in nature.  You’ll even get the chance to touch one of these fascinating creatures.  For more information call (843) 237-4440 or visit http://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10002642.

     

    Tuesday through Sunday –  Guided Tours of the McLeod Plantation Historic Site in Charleston.  This is a 60 acre plantation with one of the best intact examples of slaves’ quarters.  For more information call (843) 762-2172 or visit http://www.mcleodplantation.org/.

    Through April 12 –  “Seussical the Musical, Jr.” at the Summerville Community Theatre in Summerville.  You’ll enjoy a show filled with man of your favorite Seuss character!  For more information call (843) 875-9251 or visit https://www.flowertownplayers.org/copy-of-school-of-rock-1.

    Through April 18 –  Festival of Houses and Gardens at various locations in Charleston.  Take a tour of some of the most fabulous houses and gardens in the Charleston area in the beautiful springtime!  For more information call (843) 722-3405 or visit http://www.historiccharleston.org/blog/events/category/festival-houses-gardens/.

    Through April 28 –  Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” at the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston.  This enjoyable production will be something the entire family will want to see!  For more information call (843) 577-5967 or visit https://charlestonstage.com/shows-and-tickets/the-shows/63-disney-s-beauty-and-the-beast.html.

    Through May 25 – “Sharing the Chores: Works on Paper by Jonathan Green” at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland.  This incredible artist creates art that depicts the lowcountry and brings it to life based on his own childhood upbringing, so be sure to come see the work of this very talented artist.  For more information call (843) 284-9227 or visit http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/events/.

    Through June 1 –  “Power of Love” at 34 West in Charleston.  Enjoy a fun comedy about America’s sweetheart who “hires the city’s worst detective agency”.  For more information visit https://www.34west.org/tickets/the-power-of-love.

    April 10 –  TEDxCharleston at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  20 inspiring presenters will fill your day with talks about forces that inspire transformation.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1829189-tedxcharleston-charleston/.

    April 10 –  “Jeff Dunham: Passively Aggressive” at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston.  Guaranteed to make you laugh with his incredible ventriloquism and his great puppet characters!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/jeff-dunham-passively-aggressive.

    April 11 –  “Les Ballets Trockadero Monte Carlo” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  Taking ballet to a place never gone before with humor and fun!  For more information call (843) 724-5212 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/les-ballets-trockadero-de-monte-carlo/.

    April 11 –  “The Midtown Men” at Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center in Florence.  This Broadway powerhouse that performed in the Jersey Boys is taking their music on the road and are ready to give you a fabulous show filled with many of your favorite 60’s tunes!  For more information call (843) 661-4444 or visit https://fmupac.org/event/the-midtown-men/.

    April 11 – 12 –  Powerful Tools for Caregivers Leader Training at The ARK of South Carolina in Summerville.  Being a caregiver is challenging so what better way to help them than to be armed with first hand materials and knowledge to guide and support them!  For more information call (503) 719-6980 or visit https://www.thearkofsc.org/powerful-tools-for-caregivers/.

    April 11 – 14 –  Sperry Charleston Race Week at Charleston Harbor in Charleston.  M32 Catamarans will be racing around the Harbor during this event and you will surely enjoy watching the grand show!  For more information visit https://www.charlestonraceweek.com/.

    April 12 –  RockFest at the Ladson Exchange Park in Ladson.  You’ll enjoy a day filled with rock music by Halestorm, Underoath, Pop Evil, and more!  For more information call (843) 572-3161 or visit https://www.coastalcarolinafair.org/events/2019/98-rockfest-concert.

    April 12 –  “Tuesday’s Gone: A Lynard Skynard Tribute” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  Enjoy a Friday night filled with southern rock with this talented tribute band!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=2D005656B76448A0&offerid=99704.

    April 12 – 13 –  Plantasia at Old Towne Creek County Park in Charleston.  If you like new an exotic plants that will grow in our area, you won’t want to miss this event that will introduce you to some new and unique plants to enhance your yard and gardens!  For more information call (843) 579-9922 or visit https://chashortsoc.org/plantasia-2019/.

    April 12 – 28 –  “The Miss Firecracker Contest” at the Footlight Players Theatre in Charleston.  This hilarious comedy about a small town woman with a “reputation” give some insight into identity and southern culture and perspective on the importance for everyone to feel loved and accepted.  For more information call (843) 722-4487 or visit https://www.footlightplayers.net/season-87/2019/4/12/the-miss-firecracker-contest.

    April 13 –  WEZL Lowcountry Jam at the Ladson Exchange Park in Ladson.  Enjoy a day filled with country music in the outdoors with LOCASH, Chris Janson, & Jimmie Allen just to name a few!  For more information call 9843) 572-3161 or visit https://www.coastalcarolinafair.org/events/2019/wezl-lowcountry-jam.

    April 13 –  Arts International Festival at Francis Marion University in Florence.  Activities will include a pedal cart relay race, a cardboard regatta, an entertaining kid’s area, lots of arts and craft vendors, international foods, and loads of entertainment!  For more information call (800) 368-7551 or visit https://www.fmarion.edu/artsinternational/.

    April 13 –  “Chase Rice” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  You’ll enjoy an evening of country music with this very talented artist!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=2D005595A1B73BE8&offerid=96522.

    April 13 –  Walk for Autism at Hampton Park in Charleston.  This event will help educate others about the challenges of Autism and help benefit programs to support the treatment and intervention programs that benefit those with autism.  For more information visit https://www.walkforautismcharleston.org/.

    April 13 –  Founders Day Festival Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site in Charleston.  This event will give you a chance to see what life was like during the “birth of South Carolina” with reenactors and living history staff bringing the 17th Century to life! For more information call (843) 852-4200 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003194.

    April 13 –  Journey’s “Escape” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  The Black Jacket Symphony will fill your evening with the wonderful sounds of music by Journey.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1816203-black-jacket-symphony-charleston/.

    April 13 – 14 –  Charleston Outdoor Fest at James Island County Park in Charleston.  You’ll enjoy a fun weekend in the outdoors with canoe and kayak clinics, excursions, rock-climbing, mountain biking, disc golf, live music, and so much more!  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1542/Charleston-Outdoor-Fest.

    April 13 – 14 –  Seacoast Artists Guild Art in Common Spring Festival at Valor Memorial Park in Myrtle Beach.  You will certainly enjoy taking a trip through the wonderful displays of fabulously created handmade art with everything from photography to pottery.  For more information call (843) 748-0133 or visit https://www.visitmyrtlebeach.com/event/6th-annual-seacoast-artists-guild-art-in-common-spring-festival/15760/.

    April 13 – 15 –  Monday After the Masters at a variety of locations in Myrtle Beach.  The weekend will include a variety of entertainment, food and beverages, and other activities with the central location being the House of Blues.  For more information visit http://www.hootiegolf.com/schedule.html.

    April 15 –  Bright Futures Golf Tournament & Soiree at the Daniel Island Club on Daniel Island.  Enjoy a day of golf on a great course with proceeds to benefit Darkness to Light and South Carolina Future Minds, with a Soiree to follow the tournament with live music, delicious food, an open bar, a silent auction, and great fun!  For more information visit https://www.d2l.org/golftournament/.

    April 15 –  “The Greatest Showman” Sing-a-Long at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston. This production is the original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the story of a man with a dream that became a world sensation.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1800799-greatest-showman-sing-along-charleston/.

    April 16 –  FMU Chamber Jazz Ensemble at the Francis Marion Performing Arts Center in Florence.  Enjoy a show presenting some of the colleges greatest jazz musicians!  For more information call (843) 661-4444 or visit https://fmupac.org/event/fmu-chamber-jazz-ensemble-2/.

    April 17 –  “Jamey Johnson” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  One of America’s greatest country artists so don’t miss what is sure to be an amazing show!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1838464-jamey-johnson-charleston/.

    April 18 –  “Lil Baby: The New Generation Tour” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  You’ll spend your evening enjoy some rap with this talented artist!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=2D00563993453128&offerid=98171.

    April 18 –  FMU Music Industry Ensemble at the Francis Marion Performing Arts Center in Florence.  This performance will include a variety of music to include classic and modern jazz, pop, rock, and soul to provide something for just about everyone! For more information call (843) 661-4444 or visit https://fmupac.org/event/fmu-music-industry-ensemble-2/.

    April 18 –  “Mandy Harvey” at Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This incredible inspirational singer who was seen on America’s Got Talent and who is deaf is doing this show to benefit the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind, so come support what is sure to be one amazing show!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1812790-mandy-harvey-benefit-charleston/.

    April 18 – 20 –  Songwriters Festival at several different locations around Charleston.  If you are an aspiring or accomplished songwriter, you are sure to gain something from the professionals that will tell stories, provide guidance, and more in this three day event.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1812766-charleston-songwriters-charleston/.

    April 19 –  “Head Games: A Foreigner Tribute” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  Spend your evening enjoying all of your favorite Foreigner songs by this talented tribute group.  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=2D005666F95BDFD4&offerid=100095.

    April 19 –  Lowcountry Wingapalooza at the Charleston Visitors Center and Bus Shed in downtown Charleston.  Here is a chance to enjoy some of the best wings Charleston chefs can make, with other food vendors, cold beer, mixed cocktails and live music!  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2075583019155255/.

    April 19 – 20 –  “Russian Romantics” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  The Charleston Symphony Orchestra is being joined by pianist, Joyce Yang, to provide you an evening of beautiful Russian chamber music!  For more information call (843) 724-5212 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/russian-romantics/.

    April 19 – 28 –  Horry County Fair at the Myrtle Beach Speedway in Myrtle Beach.  Come out and enjoy all your favorite fair activities to include rides, games, animals, and entertainment, but this year you’ll also have a chance to enjoy a superhero day with a contest and parade, a 70’s/80’s day with a dress up contest, NASCAR Experience and enjoy a free NASCAR race on practice day!  For more information visit http://www.myrtlebeachspeedway.com/hcfair/.

    April 20 –  “The Purple Madness: A Tribute to Prince” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  Take a trip down memory lane with many of your favorite Prince songs!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=2D005666D2338F27&offerid=100093.

    April 20 –  “Local Brews and Grooves” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  Fill your day with great music, good brews, and tasty foods!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=0&offerid=100184.

    April 20 –  “Is this Art? IV Stand-Up Comedy Show” at the Summerville Community Theatre in Summerville.  You won’t want to miss this night filled with great comedy including Ian Amber & Cody Hughes.  For more information call (843) 875-9251 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2155605261418862/.

    April 20 –  “Dave Matthews” and “Tim Reynolds” at the Volvo Car Stadium in Charleston.  Enjoy an evening with one of South Carolinas iconic artists and his bands talented lead guitarist as they give you a show you will certainly enjoy!  For more information visit https://www1.ticketmaster.com/dave-matthews-and-tim-reynolds/event/2D005652846916DC.

    April 20 –  Soft Shell Crab Festival at the Old Village in Port Royal.  You’ll enjoy tasty soft shell crabs, Beaufort stew, craft beer, live music, a classic car show, craft vendors, kids activities, a crab race, and more! For more information visit http://www.oldvillageportroyal.com/event_ssc.htm.

    April 20 –  Mess Around: Tribute to Ray Charles at the Charleston Music Hall  in Charleston.  The Charleston Jazz Orchestra with vocalist Manny Houston will take you on a journey filled with many of your favorite songs by the late great Ray Charles.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://charlestonjazz.com/event/mess-around-a-tribute-to-ray-charles-featuring-manny-houston/.

    April 20 –  Eggstravaganza at Moore Farms Botanical Gardens in Lake City.  Bring the kids out to enjoy searching for some of the thousands of eggs that will be hidden around the gardens with surprises in each, and golden eggs hidden with the child that finds one getting a special gift, with face painting, games, and crafts to make this a memorable experience for parents and kids alike!  For more information call (843) 210-7582 or visit http://moorefarmsbg.org/events/eggstravaganza-2/.

    April 20 –  Shag Festival on Kings Street in downtown Georgetown.  You’ll enjoy an evening of music by Heart n’ Soul as you dance the night away, and if you don’t know how to shag, come early and get some lessons!  For more information visit http://www.georgetownrotaryclub.org/index.php?storyid=40437.

    April 20 & 27 –  “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley” at the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston.  Based on the best-selling children’s book by Jeff Brown, you’ll meet Stanley who doesn’t like being “ordinary”, so makes a wish on a falling star and wakes up flat enough to fit in the mail and decides to travel the world since he can fit in a mailbox.   For more information call (843) 577-7183 or visit https://charlestonstage.com/shows-and-tickets/the-shows/64-the-musical-adventures-of-flat-stanley.html.

    April 22 –  Charity Golf Tournament at the Daniel Island Club on Daniel Island.  Spend a day enjoy golf, lunch, unlimited beverages, and a post-tournament reception with proceeds to benefit the East Cooper Community Outreach.  For more information visit http://eccocharleston.org/golfball/.

    April 23 –  “Tyler Perry – Madea’s Farewell Play Tour” at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston.  Here is your last chance to see Madea live with what is certain to be a show you’re likely to never forget.  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/tyler-perry-madeas-farewell-play-tour.

    April 23 –  “David Sedaris” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  Enjoy an evening with this award winning author and humorist that is certain to be very entertaining! For more information call (843) 724-5212 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/david-sedaris/.

    April 23 – 27 –  Myrtle Beach International Film Festival at a variety of locations around Myrtle Beach.  Here is a chance to enjoy and evaluate your favorite documentaries, animation, short films, & music videos created by individuals around the world as well as a chance to meet with the film makers, enjoy film talks, and more!  For more information visit http://myrtlebeachfilmfestival.com/.

    April 24 –  Wine Down Wednesday at the Olde Towne Creek County Park in Charleston.  You’ll enjoy music by the Cat Strickland Duo with food trucks and wine available to help you take a mid-week break.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1724/Wine-Down-Wednesday.

    April 25 –  “Kenny Chesney: Songs for the Saints Tour” at the Volvo Car Stadium in Charleston.  Spend a spring evening outdoors enjoying a great concert with this talented country artist!  For more information visit https://www1.ticketmaster.com/dave-matthews-and-tim-reynolds/event/2D005652846916DC.

    April 25 – May 4  –  SOS Spring Safari at a variety of locations around Myrtle Beach.  Welcome in spring and enjoy shagging with others from all along the east coast, as well as other fun activities and a parade to end the event.  For more information visit http://www.shagdance.com/safari.htm.

    April 26 –  Legends of Soul presents “Patti Labelle” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  You will certainly enjoy an evening of beautiful music by this extremely talented historical artist!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/3rd-annual-legends-of-soul-presents-patti-labelle.

    April 26 –  “The Fairy Doll at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  The Ballet Academy of Charleston with dancers ages 3 to 17 will perform what has been known as the lost ballet, Die Puppenfee, first performed in Vienna in 1888, with a toy shop as the setting with the dolls coming to life and begin to dance one night after the store has closed in what is sure to be a fun and entertaining production.   For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://ballet-academy.org/the-fairy-doll-2019-spring-production/.

    April 26 – May 4 –  ArtFields at a variety of locations around Lake City.  Artists from all around the Southeast will presenting their works of art, with every type of creation you can imagine, so come out and cast your vote!  For more information call (843) 374-0180 or visit https://www.artfieldssc.org/.

    April 26 – May 5 –  “Mamma Mia” at the Florence Little Theatre in Florence.   You’ll enjoy this funny story about a girl who has been searching for her unknown father and, on the evening of her wedding, encounters three men from her mother’s past.  For more information call (843) 662-3731 or visit http://www.florencelittletheatre.org/shows.

    April 27 –  “Blue October: The King Tour” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  You want to miss this pop rock concert by this incredible talented artist!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=2D005565EA2A8554&offerid=92969.

    April 27 –  “Illusionist Howard Blackwell: Reality is Overrated” at the Summerville Community Theatre in Summerville.  Bring the entire family out for a show that will leave you baffled!  For more information call (843) 875-9251 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/370917170408794/.

    April 27 –  Buzzy Butterfly Garden Workshop at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland.  This workshop for the entire family is geared toward identifying the importance of creating plantings for pollinators with hands on activities for the kids.  For more information call (843) 284-9227 or visit http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/event-directory/.

    April 27 –  North Charleston Pops! Music of John Denver at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  Spend your evening enjoying these talented musicians as they perform the wonderful songs by the late great John Denver.  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/north-charleston-pops-music-of-john-denver.

    April 27 –  “Bell-Denk-Isserlis Trio” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  This trio of performers will astound you with their musical talent.  For more information call (843) 724-5212 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/classical-celebrity-trio/.

    April 27 –  Hell Hole Swamp Festival at The Steel Shed in Jamestown.  This will be a day filled with loads of fun with live entertainment, a parade, a muscle car show, children’s field games, lots of vendors, a model train display, arm wrestling, and much more!  For more information visit https://www.hellholeswampfest.com/.

    April 27 –  Race for the Paws 5K at James Island County Park in Charleston.  Bring out the family including the dog for a fun day in this beautiful park with fun activities, entertainment and food truck vendors after the race with proceeds benefiting Pet Helpers.  For more information call (843) 531-6157 or visit https://pethelpers.org/get-involved/community-events/race-for-the-paws/.

    April 27 –  Mullet Haul Trail Run 10K & 5K at Johns Island County Park on Johns Island.  Enjoy the day running on the trails of this beautiful park with a great after party that will include live entertainment, food, and cold beverages.  For more information call (803) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1391/Mullet-Haul-Trail-Run.

    April 27 –  Putting for Parkinsons at the Wescott Golf Club in North Charleston.  In honor of a former golf coach from North Charleston, you’ll help support efforts to educate and help find a cure for this horrible disease while enjoy a fun day in the outdoors.  For more information visit https://www.puttingforparkinsons.com/.

    April 27 –  Socastee Heritage Festival at the Socastee Swing Bridge on Dick Pond Road in Myrtle Beach.  Spend the day enjoy live entertainment, good food, and a large variety of vendors!  For more information visit https://socasteehf.com/socastee-heritage-festival-information/.

    April 27 –  Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival at Grand Park at the Market Common in Myrtle Beach.  Teams will come together for this fun competitive event so put a team together or just come out and root on your favorites with proceeds to benefit Ground Zero and the work they do to help teenagers have a place to go where they feel that they belong, are support and cared about.  For more information call (843) 945-9440 or visit https://www.mygroundzero.com/dragon-boat.

    April 27 –  Little River South Carolina River Sweep at Causey Boat Landing in North Myrtle Beach.  Once a year the State works to help clean up the Rivers and here’s a chance to support the efforts in Myrtle Beach.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/Littleriversweep/.

    April 27 –  Taste of the Coast at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  You won’t want to miss a chance to taste some of the best foods Myrtle Beach has to offer all in one place with live entertainment and all the fun Barefoot Landing has to offer.  For more information visit http://www.tocnmb.com/.

    April 27 – 28 –  Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  You are sure to be inspired by more than one of these films about action, the environment, and adventure!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/shows/.

    April 27 – 28 –  MCAS Airshow at the Marine Corp Air Station in Beaufort.  If you enjoy air shows, here is a chance to see the Blue Angels in action as well as a large variety of other great pilots and their aircrafts to give you a show you won’t want to miss!  For more information visit http://www.beaufortairshow.com/index.shtml.

    April 27 – September 7 –  Shaggin’ On The Cooper at the Mount Pleasant Pier in Mount Pleasant.  Spend your Saturday night once a month shaggin’ along the River as the sunsets and the stars alight the sky!  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1175/Shaggin-on-the-Cooper.

    April 28 –  “Velvet Caravan: Swing Jazz Show” at the Summerville Community Theatre in Summerville.  Enjoy an evening of fun and entertaining jazz music by these very talented musicians!  For more information call (843) 875-9251 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/259112265024787/.

    April 28 –  Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival at the Memorial Waterfront Park in Mount Pleasant.  This fun event will include a boat parade, live music, a craft show, seafood samples from local restaurants, and lots of fun family activities all to pay tribute to the local seafood and fishing industry.  For more information visit https://experiencemountpleasant.com/events/blessing-of-the-fleet/.

    April 29 –  Florence Symphony Concert at the Francis Marion Performing Arts Center in Florence.  You’ll enjoy A Night at the Opera with the beautiful soprano, baritone, and tenor voices to serenade you through the evening.  For more information call (843) 662-4444 or visit https://fmupac.org/event/florence-symphony-concert-4/.

    April 30 –  “Milk Carton Kids” & “Jessica Lea Mayfield” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  Join the duo, Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale, and their new band for an evening of great entertainment!   For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1812370-milk-carton-kids-charleston/.

     

     

     

     

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