Always the right time for a story: Family fun for the week of March 24
Spring and Easter events are gearing up this week. Take a look at some of the upcoming events that require a little more planning, like family camp at Camp Greenville. And don’t miss the new Book Nook on your next visit to The Children’s Museum of the Upstate in Greenville. It is a great corner for taking a sensory break from the fun of the museum or just a good excuse for an impromptu story time. Find all this and much more at upstateparent.com. Coming in April: we honor Upstate educators who are going above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of their students.
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The Book Nook is now open at TCMU-Greenville. This whimsical space transports young readers into a fantastic magical forest, complete with tree-like bookshelves, reading nooks and an imaginary fireplace. The space houses a large assortment of books of varying age levels, languages and themes, allowing children to read independently or with their caregivers. It is a cozy spot to curl up with a good book. For details, visit tcmupstate.org.
Outdoor Spring Story Time is at 10 a.m. March 24 on the front lawn at the Hughes Main Library. Ages 5 and younger. For details, including rain plans, visit greenvillelibrary.org.
Jurassic Quest is March 24 – 26 at the Greenville Convention Center. General admission and kids’ unlimited access tickets are available. Admission is free for children younger than 2. For tickets and details, visit jurassicquest.com/upcoming-events.
Family Fun Day: The Global Language of Headwear is 10 a.m. – noon March 25 at the Upcountry History Museum. The event includes tours, story time and more. For details and registration, visit upcountryhistory.org/event/family-fun-day-27.
The 521 All-Stars: A Championship Story of Baseball and Community opens March 25 at the South Carolina State Museum I Columbia. Explore this special photography display about a Black baseball team from Rembert, SC and the community who supported them. For details, visit scmuseum.org.
Tell Me A Story Theatre – “Go to Sleep in Your Own Bed” is at 9:45 and 11 a.m. March 28 at South Carolina Children’s Theatre in the lobby. This event is for pre-K – early elementary ages. Admission is free. The parking lot fee is waived. Material often includes audience participation or simple interaction and will last no longer than 30 minutes. Reservations are not required. Visit scchildrenstheatre.org/tell-me-a-story-theatre-2.
Tell Me About It Tuesday: Harris’s Hawk is at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. March 28 at the Greenville Zoo. Included with admission. For details, visit greenvillezoo.com.
Family Craft Night: Shapes is 5 – 7 p.m. (drop in) March 30 at the Five Forks Branch Library. Visit greenvillelibrary.org.
“CATS: Young Actors Edition” is presented by Mauldin Youth Theatre March 31 – April 16 at the Mauldin Cultural Center. For tickets, visit onthestage.tickets/show/mauldin-cultural-center/cats-young-actors-edition-85762.
iMAGINE Upstate Festival is 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. April 1 along Main Street in Greenville. The event features hands-on activities, interactive demonstrations and family-oriented STEAM entertainment. For updates and details, visit imaginesteamsc.org/upstate.
A Launch Party and Kids' Book Signing with Jonathan Fenske is 2 – 4 p.m. April 1 at Fiction Addiction. Join local author and illustrator Jonathan Fenske for a drop-in launch party to celebrate his new book, “A Unicorn, a Dinosaur, and a Shark Walk into a Book.” This event is free and open to the public. You can also purchase a ticket online for $20.13 that admits one to the event and includes a copy of the book. For details, visit fiction-addiction.com.
Family Field Day, benefitting Let There Be Mom, is 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. April 1 at Neely Farm in Simpsonville. Teams will compete against other teams of similar ages in a variety of field day activities like tug-o-war, pizza box relay, potato sack race, and more. Registration is required. For details and registration, visit lettherebemom.org/field-day.
The Carolina Youth Symphony will hold “Bring Your Instrument and Play” day April 2. The symphony includes three full orchestras and three different levels of musicianship. Details are online. Complete the form at https://forms.gle/DgYfEw84C4JQLrVQ9 to reserve a spot. Visit carolinayouthsymphony.org.
Bunnyburg is April 7 at TCMU-Spartanburg. Designed for ages 6 and younger, this event includes spring crafts, photos with the Easter Bunny and full play at the museum. For details and tickets, visit tcmupstate.org.
Spring & Sprout is April 7 at TCMU-Greenville. Celebrate spring with live animals, special exhibits and photos with the Easter Bunny. For details and tickets, visit tcmupstate.org.
Registration is open for the GVL Tri-Fecta, May 6 – 7 at the Kroc Center. The event includes youth, youth adaptive (sold out), and adult races. Race day for the youth and adult races is May 6. Race Day for Tri My Best (adaptive youth) is May 7. For details and registration, visit krocgreenville.org/KrocGreenville/triathlon.
Plan ahead: Memorial Day Family Camp is May 26 – 29 at Camp Greenville. Spectrum and Stargazer Camps, for families of children with autism or Down syndrome, are May 5 – 7. For details and registration, visit campgreenville.org.
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