*The Board of Directors now meets the first Tuesdays of most months at 6:00 PM. Members are welcome to attend. Please email for the location and to insure we are meeting that month.
Welcome to Our Newest Business Members
Ryan Builders Since 2004, Ryan Miller has built over 100 homes ranging from starter homes to multi-million-dollar lake front properties. Ryan brings experience in all sides of the construction industry starting as project manager for a local builder, working his way up to a purchasing and estimator and eventually acting as Director of Construction for a large regional builder. In early 2016, he felt it was time to start his own company, building upon the skills and expertise acquired during his career. Ryan has completed the EarthCraft builder training and is happy to guide you with recommendations on how to make your new home more efficient. Our building practices far exceed the minimum code requirements. Check out some of his work at his website. He can be reached at email@example.com or 864-303-8103.
Coastal Crust Greenville Food Truck is giving Greenville a whole new way to cater pizza, and once you try it, their way is the only way. Launched from the back of a gorgeously-restored 1950s pickup truck, these pizzas are fired up in a hand-crafted Valoriani wood-burning oven, cooked to perfection in less time than it takes to pop the champagne. For whatever occasion you’ve got in mind – wedding to bar mitzvah to casual Saturday, Coastal Crust has the might to get the job done right, and that includes first-rate hospitality. Book them today and get the full array of pizza, focaccia, salad and more, all at your disposal, in their shining, shimmering glory. Owner Matt Cole has been in the restaurant business over 25 years, from catering to private chef. Call them Monday – Friday, 9-5pm PST, 1-800-568-9370.
Daybreak Community Church is launching an exciting new era, as we partner with our community to create a place of grace and service for all people. As a neighborhood church on the corner of East Hillcrest and MacDonald, DCC offers a relaxed, welcoming, “come as you are” atmosphere of worship and fellowship every Sunday at 10:15 am. We are also serving beyond our walls by working with the Food Ministry at St. Anthony’s Catholic Parish, and providing meals at Triune Mercy Center. Bring your children to the Wednesday choir ministry (grades 1-5) at 5:30 pm, starting in September. Please contact our new pastor, Tom LeGrand (firstname.lastname@example.org) 864-909-4581) if you have questions. You can also connect with us on Facebook or call the church office Monday – Friday at 864-370-4822.
If you have food donations, Daybreak will take them to St. Anthony’s every two weeks. Drop off your donations at the church on Sunday, Monday morning, or Wednesday afternoon.
The first day of school is August 20. To see the complete 2018/19 school calendar, click here.
Mark your calendars now for Sunday, October 7, from 2 – 5pm. NMCA is planning a Fall Festival at the North Main Rotary Park. This event will be geared toward kids. In addition to the activities already there (playground, baseball or kickball field and basketball court), we plan to bring in a bounce house, ice cream truck, magic show, music for kids, face painting, and more. Watch for more details soon! If we have any volunteers out there who want to suggest and lead an activity, please email out social committee chairperson at email@example.com
Development and Other City News
- On Monday, August 6, from 6:30 – 8pm, at the Sears Shelter in McPherson Park, Susan McLarty, Greenville Homeless Alliance Coordinator, will speak and answer questions about gentrification and the efforts in Greenville to address homelessness. Her position was recommended in the Homelessness White Paper drafted by the Greenville Homeless Alliance following the “Tent City” situation that played out in 2014. With the boom here, affordable housing and lower income housing has been crunched and the homeless population has been pushed out of downtown. McLarty aims to work on strategies to make sure people have options that are affordable
- The City has scheduled their fall shredding and e-waste recycling event for Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the City’s new Public Works facility at 475 Fairforest Way. At this free event, citizens can dispose of unwanted electronics and have their sensitive documents destroyed and recycled in a secure manner. All paper to be shredded MUST be bagged or boxed, and each person is limited to three large trash bags or three small boxes of paper. Bags and boxes must be intact, with no rips or tears. Reusable bags, boxes or containers will be returned to you.City residents and businesses can drop off the following items for free during this special event: Televisions, Computer monitors, Keyboards, Mice, Wires, Circuit boards, CPUs, Scanners & Printers. There is a limit of 10 electronic items per person. The City no longer is accepting fluorescent bulbs for recycling. Loaves and Fishes will also be on site accepting donations.
- The Sears Recreation Center and the Bobby Pearse Center are co-existing! SRC is still having dance Monday – Thursday! Summer Camp ends on August 17 and Afterschool will begin on August 20. The Bobby Pearse afterschool program will be moved to the Sears Recreation Center for the 2018-2019 school year. The Bobby Pearse Community Center is going through assessments of the facility.
McPherson Park is undergoing Stream Restoration. While the park and most of its amenities, including the shelter, playground and bandstand will remain open to the public during the bulk of the construction, the miniature golf course will be out of service. Additionally, the bridges will be closed and a portion of the parking lot near the stream will be used to stage equipment. The project scope also includes removing the concrete swale and pipes around the tennis courts and demolishing the existing asphalt parking lot. A bioswale with native plantings will be installed to replace the concrete and pipes and the parking lot will be replaced with a new pervious surface to help capture and filter storm-water runoff. This work is expected to take place in mid-August and will require closing the tennis courts and the parking lot temporarily. During that time, parking will only be available in the small surface lot across the street from the Sears Recreation Center. (Jan Cox, Community Programs Manager, Greenville Parks & Rec. Dept.) Weather permitting, the project should be substantially complete by mid-September, with final plantings to take place in November. Installation of a new miniature golf course is also planned for later this year.
- As you know, on May 29 a large tree fell on the Bobby Pearse Community Center. The damage was significant and the facility is currently uninhabitable. City staff is currently evaluating the next steps for the Bobby Pearse Center and would appreciate the input of residents. They will be hosting a series of Community Engagement Sessions over the next several weeks and invite you to participate. The goal will be to obtain information from participants, families, community residents and friends to understand what you would like to see as the future of the Bobby Pearse Center. The sessions will be held at the Sears Recreation Shelter on the following dates:
- Tuesday, August 14, 6pm
- Tuesday, August 28, 6pm
- Tuesday, September 11, 6pm
If you are unable to be present at one of the sessions, you may email your comments to Brad Cuttino, Recreation Administrator, Parks and Recreation Department firstname.lastname@example.org
- There is another self-contained indoor storage facility being proposed on approximately 5.6 acres on Wade Hampton, next to the Community Tap. Many of you have seen the clearing that has taken place over the past few months and may have wondered what would be there. To see the application and the various maps and renderings, click here. If you would like to voice your opinion, pro or con, call one of the four city council members who represent North Main: Amy Doyle, George Fletcher, Russell Stall, or Mayor Knox White. You can find their email addresses and phone numbers here. Also, please attend the Public Hearing on August 9 at 4PM in Council Chambers at City Hall. There have been a ton of posts both on the NMCA FB page and Nextdoor. If all of those who are concerned will please show up at the August 9 meeting, it will do a lot more than just writing about it. Yes, the timing of 4pm is bad for those who work, but for others, please come and make your voice heard!
Also, we are repeating here what Amy Doyle posted on the NMCA FB page for those who do not do Facebook. Thanks, Amy, for the detailed history of the project and comments!
“I have received a ton of emails and phone calls on this so I may be repeating my response… but I agree with most of your comments. Multiple uses of one business — any type of business — will often hurt an area. Too many of one type –bars, restaurants, storage facilities, parking garages, etc, etc, etc–. don’t have enough variety to be sustainable. Mixed use is the most sustainable way to create community.
I should clarify one thing: The Rallis Development already received a special exception, but it expired. The special exception Rallis Development received from the Board of Zoning Appeals in 2016 to build a storage facility expired. (Special exceptions are given to developer with the requirement they submit permits within one year.)
City Council has required certain businesses to seek special exception if the useis not permitted by right. (Bars/Restaurants, for instance, opening from 12-2a requires a special exception.) These require the applicant to go to the Board of Zoning Appeals to “appeal” the zoning classification. We continually update these policies and uses as recommended by the planning staff.
The planning department is requiring the developer to go through the process again including the public hearings. That meeting is scheduled for August 9 at 4p on the 10th floor of city hall. Here is a link to the agenda.
Given the resources and public money, we have spent on Wade Hampton Blvd and the great momentum in The Blvd strategic plan, I would agree that 2 storage facilities in a one block proximity hurts redevelopment in the gateway. I have made my position clear to the planning staff.
If you are unable to make the public hearing, please email your thoughts to the planning director, Jonathan Graham, for the public record. email@example.com.”
- There have also been questions and comments about the other clearing going on on Mohawk. You can see the documentation from the original April 2015 planning commission meeting According to a post by Amy Doyle on Nextdoor, the Mark Cothran/Jay Martin subdivision request was approved by the Planning Commission at that April 2015 meeting. A site permit was applied for in July of 2016. After much revision due to engineering requirements, site permit was approved in late 2017. A required sewer line installation eliminated the majority of the trees on the site with the building sites taking out the remainder. The project is currently only in the overall site development stage, not building permit stage. So, there may still be time to have input. Unfortunately, the clearcutting has already been done and many are complaining about the increase in road noise blocks away because of that, not to mention the loss of wildlife habitat.
This page includes a number and email for public input on plans for Wade Hampton. Even though it is late in the game, hopefully voices will still be heard.
- Be Cart Smart: With the proper customer care, recycling roll carts should last at least 10 years. Below are tips for caring for your cart:
Keep the lid on your cart closed to deter flies and animals
Do not overload your cart
Wash your cart with soap and water periodically
If possible, store your cart in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and other sources of heat
Keep items that decompose quickly in a cool place until collection day
Place all food or liquid waste in a sealed plastic bag prior to placing in the cart
Do not drag, damage, cut, write, mark or paint on the cart
Customers should call 864-467-4345 to request repairs or a replacement if their cart is damaged and can no longer roll, if the lid cannot shut or if it cannot safely hold household garbage.
Should we determine that the damage was caused by the customer, we may require them to pay for the repair or replacement of the cart.
For information about where to recycle other items, visit this website.
- Have unwanted medicines to dispose of? Do not flush down the toilet! Check out the city’s website for disp osal info.
From Officer Michele Lentz, Greenville Crime Prevention and Outreach: “We continue to have incidents of auto break-ins, especially in parks and parking lots where there are many cars parked. I’d like to remind the community to lock their car doors each time they park, and never leave valuables in plain sight in the car. Backpacks, purses, sunglasses, and GPS holders are all indications to criminals that they can get an easy “score” if they break out a window; it only takes a few seconds for a thief to break a window, grab an item, and leave the area. Each time you park remember: lock your doors, take your keys, hide your belongings”.
Summer in Your Yard
Hard to believe we’re approaching August and things are starting to lose that bright green hue and looking a little ‘sad’. Your fescue lawn may be a little thin (after all, it’s a cool season grass). If you plan to plant trees or shrubs, start planning now, but late fall and winter are the best times to plant. While we’ve been receiving more afternoon showers than normal, we still have August and September to go. The following tips may help:
Hot, dry summer months are some of the most stressful times for plants in the landscape. One of the most common problems seen is improper watering. Without adequate moisture, plants cannot function normally and can become predisposed to other stresses in the environment, such as winter injury or diseases. Particularly susceptible to drought damage are plants that have developed shallow root systems due to improper watering practices. Make sure you are following proper irrigation practices.
Apply about an inch of water per week. Usually this can be done by watering twice and applying at least 0.5 inches each time. This amount should moisten the soil to a depth of 4 to 6 inches. Early morning is the best time to water when there is less evaporation. (And check your system often as power ‘blips’ in the summer can wreak havoc on timers.) There is a popular misconception that landscapes should be watered daily – after all, plants use water every day. This idea completely ignores the fact that soils hold water. Stretch the interval between each watering to encourage development of deep, extensive roots. If we need one inch of water per week and we irrigate daily, we will in effect be applying 1/7 inch (0.14 inches) of water each day, wetting the soil to a depth of less than one inch. While this promotes growth of weeds, it encourages shallow rooting and water will never reach the roots of shrubs or trees unless their roots are very close to the surface, in which case you may see the grass suffer. That is why a good rain always seems to help everything look better.
I’ve been seeing more large web masses in trees this summer than usual, particularly in pecan trees. Tent caterpillars are often confused with fall web worms. Tent caterpillars tend to build the webs in tree crotches in the spring. What we are probably seeing now are fall webworms. They build the webs toward the end of tree branches on many tree species and are found in the summer and fall. All feeding occurs within the silken nests. They will feed on almost all shade, fruit and ornamental trees but true damage to the tree is minimal. Eggs are laid on the undersides of leaves in early to midsummer and hatch in about a week. The caterpillars feed for six weeks before dropping to the ground to pupate. There may be as many as four generations in the south.
SC Critters That Won’t Kill You but Look Like They Might
This is the time of year when creepy crawlies abound. While only 4 of the hundreds of species of spiders in SC are venomous…many just hate them all. But…some can be very useful. Three insects that are hard to ignore because of their size include: The Cicada Killer. These oversized wasps — they can get up to 2 inches long — are hunting the cicadas that you hear chirping during the summer months and they are not interested in you unless you are overly aggressive. The females can sting. The males are territorial but harmless. These solitary wasps live in in-ground burrows in sandy soil or loose clay, usually in areas with full sunlight and can sometimes be confused with hornets. Everyone recognizes Palmetto Bugs. While many think they can fly, it’s more like they ‘fall with a purpose’…to scare the living daylight out of you. They are everywhere and hard to kill. To help reduce them, reduce the amount of mulch close to your house, take out the trash regularly, eliminate standing water, and don’t leave pet food outside. The Carolina Wolf Spider was named the official state spider of South Carolina in 2000. It also happens to be the LARGEST North American wolf spider. The average body length (not including leg measurements) of the male Carolina wolf spider is 3/4 inch. The female, because she carries her babies on her back, is larger … about 1 inch. Yes. The female Carolina wolf spider carries her babies, numbering up to 1,000, on her back and has been documented as living more than a year. What is the best way to interact with these wonders of nature? How about live and let live?
For Our Four-Legged Friends
Summer can be a very dangerous time for our four-legged friends. Please don’t leave your pets in a closed car for ANY length of time. On a hot day, the temperature inside a closed car can shoot as high as 116 degrees in just 10 minutes. Approximately 26 states have laws that regulate this practice. Most of these laws provide that the animal must be confined or unattended in a parked or stationary vehicle. Further, the laws add that for a person to violate the law, the conditions have to endanger the animal’s life. Under some state laws, law enforcement or other individuals are allowed to rescue animals left under extreme conditions. For an overview of various state laws, click on this link. Unfortunately, as of 2018, SC is not one of these states! In fact, SC ranks 34th among the 50 states in terms of the strength of animal protection laws. One positive note is that often someone who is a good Samaritan and actually breaks a window to rescue an animal is not charged; however, if an animal dies as a result of being left in a hot car, the owner can be charged with animal cruelty.
During dry periods, it’s even more important to provide fresh water for birds and other wildlife and pets. Consider putting ice cubes in pet’s outside water bowls. According to the American Kennel Club, it’s safe and ice cubes can actually be used to slow down the rate of ingestion of water by overly excited dogs. When dogs are overheated, they sometimes drink too fast. Offering ice cubes is a way of adjusting the rate and amount of water a dog takes in. Also, make sure they have a shady place to rest.
For those of you with electric fences, don’t forget to occasionally check the batteries to make sure your pet is contained as he/she is supposed to be. And remember…while electric fences may keep your dog in, they probably won’t keep others out.
From Greenville Animal Care Services: All animals are only $35 with lots of kittens currently available. Don’t want to make a long-term commitment? Consider fostering ‘itty bitty kitties’…some can eat on their own, while others still need bottle feeding. Commitment time averages 3-8 weeks. You can also ‘foster to wellness’, animals with minor health issues. Volunteers are always needed for various tasks from walking dogs to taking care of cats and kittens, dogs or puppies. Please check out their website page for more information and how to apply. Make a difference by donating needed supplies from their wish list or order from their Amazon Wish List to have your gift delivered directly to their door. Check the calendar for the dates of the last two Yappy Hours at Brewery 85 benefitting GACS. And, again, when shopping on Amazon, use Amazon Smile and you can choose GCAC as your charity and part of the proceeds will go to them.
From the Greenville Humane Society: For a limited time, spay/neuter surgeries for dogs under 25lbs are only $20! Spots for this promotion sell out fast so be sure to request your appointment online at www.greenvillehumane.com/spay-neuter as soon as possible! They have several adult dogs with kennel cough. They are out of space in their isolation room and desperately need foster parents to care for them for the next two weeks. They are contagious to other dogs but can be fostered in homes with cats or where they can be separated. Any help is greatly appreciated and allows them to take in more animals who need help! If you would be interested in fostering any of these sweeties please contact the foster manager at firstname.lastname@example.org!
According to climate data from 1884 to the present, the average maximum temperature for Greenville in August is 89°F, and the average low is 69°F. The average rainfall for the month is 4.48”. The maximum high was 105 on August 10, 2007, which many of us remember. The maximum low temperature was 78 on August 11, 2007 and August 16, 1995. The minimum high temperature was 61 on August 21 & 27, 1949 & 1947, respectively; and the minimum low was 50 on both August 29 & 30, 1905. Maximum precipitation in a 24-hour period was 9.3” on August 26, 1995. http://www.dnr.sc.gov/climate/sco/index.php .
The first five months of 2018 were the fourth warmest in global records going back to 1880, according to NOAA. Along the way, a number of extreme heat events have occurred already this year. In recent weeks across the Northern Hemisphere, these records have included an impressive number of all-time highs. In Northern Siberia, along the coast of the Arctic Ocean – where weather observations are scarce – model analyses showed temperatures soaring 40 degrees above normal on July 5, to over 90 degrees. “It is absolutely incredible and really one of the most intense heat events I’ve ever seen for so far north,” wrote meteorologist Nick Humphrey, who offers more detail on this extraordinary high-latitude hot spell on his blog.
Life is so ironic. It takes sadness to know happiness, noise to appreciate silence, and absence to value presence. ~ Unknown
Did You Know?
“Here’s a thought to chew on before you toss out that unfinished meal or oddly shaped fruit or veggie. U.S. consumers waste nearly a pound of food per person per day, based on a study by the Agricultural Research Service. This is equivalent to about 1/3 of the daily calories that each American consumes – about 327 million individuals. The most wasted items were fruits and veggies. Using a computing tool known as the U.S. Footprint Model, it was determined that from 2007 to 2014, U.S. consumers discarded 150,000 tons of food daily. That corresponded to the yearly use of an estimated 30 million acres of land (7% of total U.S. harvested cropland), 780 million pounds of pesticides, 1.8 billion pounds of nitrogen fertilizer and 4.2 trillion gallons of irrigation water. Each represents potential costs to the environment and the farmers who dedicate their time, land and other resources to growing food meant to be eaten. Efforts like the U.S. Food Loss and Waste Challenge led by the USDA can create greater awareness of food waste issues, educating consumers on properly preparing and storing fruits and vegetables.
Keep your dollars in your community. We have a list of local businesses on our website’s Shop Local page who are committed to preserving the beauty and economic well-being of the North Main Community and the greater Greenville area. Please thank them and give them your business when you can.
If you would like to see your company listed, please join the NMCA today! Businesses do not have to be the North Main Neighborhood to be members. They only need to provide services to North Main residents.
Gardening and Plants
- Bonnie Berry Garden Design (864.449.5234)
- Dahlia a Florist (864.232.0112)
- Daylily and Hosta Gardens (864.297.9043)
- Plant & Tree Solutions (864.601.5115)
- Schneider Tree Care (864.244.3088)
- WildEarth Landscaping (864.242.9225)
- 1st & Main Investment Advisors (864.990.2805)
- Barrett-MacKenzie, LLC (864.232.6247)
- Christophillis & Gallivan, P.A. (864.233.4445)
- Curry, P.A. (864.855.5621)
- Global View Investment Advisors, LLC. (864.272.0818)
- Holmes Law Firm (864.271.2381)
- Jason Elliott Law Firm (864.235.5308)
- Kehl Culbertson Andrighetti, LLC (864.370.8222)
- Law Office of Christine Howard (864.282.8575)
- Opt-in Mobile Solutions (864.735.0213)
- Pope, Smith, Brown & King (864.242.0656)
- TD Bank (864.255.4945)
- The Carolina Law Group (864.312.4444)
- State Farm – Michael Oliver (864.233.7779)
- The Rushton Agency (864.859.9953)
- Dodson Dig Co. (864.626.3299)
- Gary Hester Interiors (864.232.4975)
- McDunn Woodworking Studio (864.242.0311)
- MarbleLife of the Carolinas (888.627.2530)
- Nicholson Stained Glass (864.235.8650)
- The Personal Touch Cleaning Service of Greenville (864.294.0102).
- Allen Tate Realtors (864.386.3180)
- Ameripride Realty Group (864.312.6838)
- Berkshire Hathaway | C. Dan Joyner (864.244.9111)
- Central Realty Holdings (864.250.9407)
- Damian Hall Group | BlackStream Christie’s Int’l Real Estate (864.561.7942)
- GreatUpstate Properties@Keller Williams Greenville Central (864.448.4169)
- Griffin Property Solutions, LLC (GPS) (877.477.1407)
- Keller Williams Upstate: Tara Pickens (864.901.9644)
- Lil Glenn Company, LLC (864.242.0088)
- Rhett Brown | BHHS C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS (864.915.9393)
- Sisters on Main ( 864.999.1959 )
- Southland Properties (864.313.6825)
- That Realty Group (864.520.8567)
- The Haro Group of Keller Williams (864.312.6424)
- The Marchant Company (864.467.0085)
- The Real Estate Shoppe (864.901.8141)
- Wilson Associates Real Estate (864.640.8700)
- The 101 Espresso Bar (864.520.2200)
- The Bohemian Cafe (864.233.0006)
- Coastal Crust Greenville (843.654.9606)
- Drop-in Store (864.242.0111)
- Greenco Beverage (864.242.1464)
- Hall of Fame Sports Grill (864.346.8378)
- Ji-Roz Restaurant (864.373.9445)
- Northgate Soda Shop (864.235.6770)
- Stone Pizza Company (864.609.4490)
- Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery (864.255.3385)
- The Community Tap (864.631.2525)
- The Universal Joint (864.252.4055)
- Two Chefs Cafe and Market (864.370.9336)
- Vic’s Pizza (864.232.9191)
Personal Health/Well Being
- Cindy’s Salon and Day Spa (864.271.9984)
- Comprehensive and Cosmetic Dental Studio of Greenville (864.520.2942)
- Dance Ventures at Stone Plaza (864.271.7701)
- Daybreak Community Church (864.370.4822)
- Escape Artist Greenville (864.509.9305)
- Fellowship Bible Church (864.255.9520)
- Gateway House, Inc. (864.242.9193)
- Glow, LLC. (864.908.9210)
- IdealMD (844.433.2563)
- Integrative Health Partners (864.365.6156)
- Julie Thaxton, Mary Kay – Senior Beauty Consultant (864.616.8150)
- Megan Diez Salon (864.271.4503)
- Next Step Counseling (864.990.4442)
- New View Counseling (941.751.8003)
- Northgate Salon (864.233.1311)
- Northside United Methodist Church (864.233.8359)
- River Falls Spa (864.240.2136)
- Andrews Episcopal Church (864.235.5884)
- Stone Plaza Pharmacy (864.233.7940)
- Zen Guitar Studio (864.283.9156)
- 3D Land Surveying, Inc. (864.272.0274)
- ATH Interiors, LLC (864.238.2893)
- Catherine Smith Architect, LLC (864.504.5170)
- Corley Plumbing Air Electric (864.908-3377)
- Darrohn Engineering, LLC (864.346.2170)
- com (864.630.1629)
- Jordon Wholesale Lumber Co. (864.232.9686)
- JWK Design, LLC (864.214.5323)
- O’Leary Cole, Inc. (864.233.1606)
- Preferred Choice Heating & Air (864.233.8001)
- Priority One Security (864.346.5351)
- Ryan Miller Builders (864.303.8103)
- Royal Engineering, Inc. (864.235-4425)
- Sexton Griffin Custom Builders (864.295.0730)
- UBuildIt (864.676.1113)
Miscellaneous Professional Services
- Cuddly Critters Pet Sitting (864.901.3189)
- Deb Sofield (864.275.8877)
- Happen Associates (718.541.4375)
- North Main Neighbors (864.630.9931)
- Palmetto Plating Company (864.859.9314)
- Propel HR (800.446.6567)
- Redhype (864.232.2000)
- Servpro of West Greenville (864.275.1548)
- Star Auto Care, Inc. (864.242.9400)
- Sunnie and DeWorken Group (864.905.5529)
City Council Formal Meeting and Work Session schedules can be found at http://www.greenvillesc.gov/city_government/meet.asp
The Hughes Main Library has numerous programs for adults and children. Check out their July and August calendars.
The Children’s Museum has great programs for kids. Check them out at their website calendar
Greenville County Museum of Art – The Museum is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm and on Sundays 1 – 5 pm. As always, admission is free. The Council also announces a new exhibit beginning July 27, 2018 and running through September 7, at the gallery at 16 Augusta Street. The exhibit presents the craftsmanship of over 30 woodworking artists from the Greenville Woodworkers Guild. The exhibit will be open daily from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and will be closed on weekends.
Don’t forget about two great local resource for family activities. Macaroni Kid lists all kinds of local activities for kids and families. Also Kidding Around Greenville lists many activities for kids of all ages.
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Line Dancing, Lindy Hop and International Folk Dance at the Sears Shelter at McPhearson Park. Dances are taught in a fun and easy way with a variety of music. No partner or dance knowledge required. Two left feet are fine. Bring your friends and have some fun. Check out the Parks and Rec website for times and registration for each.
August/September – There are several performances at the Carolina Music Museum at Heritage Green that you may be interested in, including award winning musicians Gabe Smallwood on piano (August 5) and the Calisto Quartet on August 9. Check out other upcoming performances at their website.
July/August– There’s always lots going on at the Community Tap. Check out their calendar.
Yoga at Bobby Pearse – due to lack of an instructor and the condition of the building, there is currently no summer yoga session. We hope they will find a location and instructor and start up again in the fall. Stay tuned.
Aug 2 – Furman Music by the Lake. 7:30pm, Free. Contemporary Jazz: The Steve Watson Band.
Aug – Sept – Check out the classes and other events at the Swamp Rabbit Café.
Earth Market. First and Third Thursdays, 3:30 – 7pm. Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery, 205 Cedar Lane Rd.
Aug 8-10 – Summer Art Camp: Paper Adventures for ages 5 to 10. 10am – 1pm. Greenville Museum of Art. Folding, cutting, painting, and gluing—we’ll explore the many ways that paper can be used to create amazing works of art. From bookmaking to origami and collage, this camp will allow both older and younger students to be challenged in creating artworks that start with a simple piece of paper. Register here. Course fee is $85 plus $15 for materials.
August 9 – BZA meeting on Proposed Storage Units on Wade Hampton. City Hall, Council Chambers, 4PM.
Aug 26 and Sept 23 – Yappy Hour at Brewery 85. Join Partners in Animal Care with your best 4-legged friend at Brewery 85 for conversation, music, local brew and snacks. See you there! 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Proceeds benefit Greenville Animal Care Services.
Aug10 – PNC Bank ZooTunes Concert Series. An exclusive concert series in an intimate and unique setting at the Greenville Zoo. In addition to amazing music in this unusual venue, Beer, wine, and food complete the VIP experience. Robert Randolph & The Family Band. Purchase tickets here. Must be 21 or older to attend. ID required for admission to event.
See more upcoming conservation events at the Zoo, including Spark!Lab, Conservation Lecture Series and Greenville Zoo Day Activity. (For the August 2 Lecture, come meet the founders of One More Generation (OMG), 15-year old Olivia and her 17-year old brother Carter. They started their own nonprofit at the age of 7 and 8.5 when they realized that there are so many endangered species at the risk of going extinct in their lifetime.
Aug 10 – The Really Good, Really Big, Really Cheap Book Sale. McAlister Square, Main Entrance. Book Sale, Saturday, Aug 11: Shoppers may pay $10 to enter at 7:30am for the Early Bird Sale. | Free entry 8:30am-4:00pm. Clearance Sale, Sunday, Aug 12: Shop the Big Bag of Books Deal 1:00pm-4:00pm. Shoppers fill designated bags with all types of books. $10 per bag | Free entry. A massive new and gently used book sale to help raise money for the Greenville Literacy Association’s drive to improve adult literacy levels in Greenville County. There are tons of books at the sale — fiction and non-fiction, modern and classic, hardbound and soft cover — all at ridiculously low prices.
Sept 7 – Sippin’ Safari. 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. This annual sampling event presented by the Greenville Zoo Foundation transforms the zoo experience with wine and food tasting stations and live music. Each year, Sippin’ Safari raises awareness and funds for zoo programs and the Greenville Zoo Foundation.
Now – Sept 9 – Once Upon a Time: Exploring the World of Fairy Tales. Upcountry History Museum. With seven storybook settings designed for children ages 3-10 years old and their caregivers, Once Upon A Time will take traditional story time to a new interactive level. The result is a three-dimensional, fully developed world that resonates with young visitors, while still appealing to the grown-ups in their lives who are just as fond of the beloved stories that were a major part of their own childhood.
Sept 15 – International Red Panda Day. 10am – 1pm. Each year, on the third Saturday of September, zoos all over the world celebrate International Red Panda Day to raise awareness about conservation of this unique species. Come learn about red pandas’ habitat in the eastern Himalayas and southwest China and the challenges they face.
Now through Oct 21 – Two new exhibits at the Upcountry History Museum: Picturing Nam: U.S. Military Photography of the Vietnam War and Back Where I Come From: The Upcountry’s Piedmont Blues.
Check out additional events at the City’s calendar.
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