Your 2019 Board of Directors:
President: Dave Modeen
Vice-President: Rhett Brown
Treasurer: Hunter Cutchin
Recording Secretary: Amanda Stevenson-Cali
Membership Secretary: Phyllis Gilreath
- Social Com. Sec: Sunnie Harmon
- Beautification Com. Sec: Hunter Cutchin
*Normally the Board of Directors meets the first Tuesday of most months. Members are welcome to attend board meetings. Please email email@example.com for the location and to find out if we are meeting that month.
Welcome to our Newest Business Members
“Started in 2012, Brainstorm Signs is a full-service sign company headquartered in Charleston, SC with an office in Greenville, SC. We specialize in custom as well as non-custom signage, channel letters, vehicle wraps, vinyl decals, vinyl lettering, real estate signage, and architectural drawings. Brainstorm Signs see’s the project from start to finish, beginning with designs, permits, manufacturing and ending with installation. Whatever it takes to get the job done right the first time, by putting our customers first. We also completed signage for The North Main Community Association. Those signs are on either side of North Main Street, one on Stone Ave. / Main St. and the other on Rutherford Rd. / Main St. Check out our website www.brainstormsigns.com and let us know if we can serve you.”
In May 1995, Coffee Underground “opened its doors to a lively crowd. Luckily it was just the right time, as Greenville craved this new option to the bar scene. As you entered, you saw the existing cozy seating area. We had a tiny hidden kitchen where a lot of action took place. We named an adjacent room “the gallery” and local artists filled the walls. The third room was transformed into a theater. Weekly shows in the CU Theater include: Alchemy Improv Comedy every Thursday through Saturday, Say What?! Poetry on Sundays, and Open Mic Comedy on Mondays. We’ve been buzzing for over 21 years. We are happy to be considered a downtown landmark, and thankful for another successful year.” They are located at 1 E. Coffee St. Phone number is (864)-298-0494 or visit their FB page.
Nadine Gammon with All is Well in My World is “a licensed massage therapist right here in the North Main Neighborhood, at the ChickHampton Building. I’ve been licensed since 2007 and have helped a variety of people over the years. Most people see me for deep tissue massage, but I also see prenatal and fertility clients. I started offering MediCupping to my practice in 2016 and love that I can help even more people with this modality. Although cupping has been around for many years, it has recently gained some popularity since the 2016 Olympics. I’m able to see clients suffering from arthritis, plantar fasciitis or the mom next door with a tight trap. I’m also a mom of three and love that I can work for myself.” She can be reached at 864.608.1577 or via E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org You can also visit her FB page.
This last special election was a testimony to the increasing apathy of voters, not just in Greenville, but across the country. Of the registered voters in the District that voted on Senate Seat 6 (that’s us, folks), only 12.35% voted! That’s really pathetic. Tina Belge received 3,537 votes or 44.33%. Dwight Loftis received 4,439 votes or 55.63%. There is NO political party registration in SC, so there is no definitive way to say who voted for whom; however, you might conclude that based on the overall turnout, Republicans still turned out in greater numbers than Democrats.
Once the election is certified, Loftis will resign his House seat and a schedule will begin to elect someone to his old House seat. According to the Greenville Election Commission, the primary may take place in mid-June and the special election in mid-August. Dates are yet to be set, based on Mr. Loftis official resignation.
Let’s all see if we can’t do better next time!
Thanks to all those who came out on a cold, wet winter day to the Bohemian for the NMCA Winter Social. We enjoyed great food, drink and company. Thanks to the Bohemian for hosting and to NMCA for sponsoring the food. We hope everyone had a great time! Check out the pictures on our Facebook page.
Mark your calendars now for our NMCA Spring Member Social scheduled for Saturday, May 18, from 4 – 7pm at Dodson Digs, 427 Wade Hampton Blvd. Food, drink, games for the kids and more.
- Bobby Pearse Community Center: March 13 email update from Mari Steinbach, Parks & Rec. Director: “We do have the bids returned from our asbestos abatement and demolition bid requests, so we know how much that would cost if we move forward with that option. No award has been recommended or made; general price range is $30,000 – $80,000. We have received a list of required building code corrections (no fewer than 12 items are on that list – many are significant) that would need to be made if we are to repair the building, rather than demolish it. We have assembled a small, volunteer group of construction experts, contractors, architects and engineers, who might be able to guide some short-term action steps to continue to identify the costs involved with facility repairs, which is assuredly more than a simple roof repair. Anyone with trades expertise is invited to help – reach out to Parks & Recreation with contact details. Email Mari at email@example.com Right now, MHK Architects is working to pull in an external and volunteer structural engineer to make a full roof assessment, and will then assign basic cost estimates of the required building code corrections. We expect it to be at least a few weeks before an action report is available from that group.
In the meantime, we plan to continue the after-school program at Sears Recreation Center, which is also in need of at least $40,000 in repairs to keep that center open – we have included that in our 2019 NPP repair needs as well as an additional amount within the City’s overall Capital Improvement Program request for Fiscal Year beginning July 1.”
If you have comments regarding the future of the center, please contact your city council representative(s). You can find their contact information here.
Also, the city began work on the mini-golf course at McPherson Park on Wednesday, March 27 and hope to be completed in two weeks!
- North Main Medians: From Mari Steinbach: “We’ve already received complaints about the condition of the North Main medians. We’ve inspected them, and while they’re in decent condition following our most wet winter…we have not yet collected the leaves, and there are some sparse turf and weed growth, but nothing not to be expected this time of year. Our contractor begins its seasonal work on April 1st, so to help in the meantime the Parks & Recreation crew is going to blow the material and street sweep it next week and follow with a one-time cut. (Ed. This has now been done.) Once April 1st comes around you can expect the routine, seasonal and contracted maintenance.”
Also, residents are requested to please abide City Ordinances:
Section 32-16- (1) “it is unlawful to deposit garbage, yard rubbish, bulk waste, general rubbish or dead animals on or in front of any lot other than one owned or occupied by the depositor, whether vacant or improved, or occupied or unoccupied, within the City.”
Section 32-16- (2) For any person to permit refuse to be scattered upon the streets or public property of the city.
It is NOT OK for residents or contractors to blow their yard waste into the streets, park spaces, or medians, or others’ property. Yard waste materials are to remain on the owner/occupier own property or deposited in the collection spot in front of that property.
A resident also asked us to remind you that the median is not the place for signs, whether election signs, yard signs, for sale signs, etc.
- City Ordinance on Plastic Bags? As you may have heard, the city is at the very early stages of considering an ordinance on plastic bags. Council has not looked at it yet. However, according to Councilman Russell Stall, what they may consider would be a 5-cent fee on thin-mil bags, not a ban. Part of the fee would go back to the retailers, and part would be used for the City’s recycling efforts. The fee would be a part of a larger strategy to address the litter problem in Greenville and especially in the river. He would be interested in hearing comments from our residents. Please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Stone Mural Project wants to thank the 100+ neighbors (and pups) for attending the mural ribbon cutting at 7 W. Stone Avenue last month. The mural by artist Michelle Jardines honors our friend and neighbor, Mike Mecklenburg, who was a passionate advocate for neighborhoods, public art, the education of children and a love for dogs. It was a beautiful morning and a testament to our community.
The Greenville Police Department has hired a new Crime Prevention & Outreach Officer to replace Michelle Lentz. Her name is Officer Diana Munoz and she can be reached at email@example.com
or 864-467-2672. Welcome Officer Munoz! We look forward to working with you.
Before You Call: The Greenville Police Department receives over 150,000 phone calls per year. To save time and possible frustration, use this checklist before calling the police department with a non-emergency inquiry or request:
- Write down information, names and phone numbers for future reference.
- If you are calling to report or inquire about an incident, you need to know whether the incident occurred within the city limits of Greenville. If you are unsure you can use this online address checkerto verify that the location falls within the city limits. If it does not, it may be one of the other agencies within Greenville County.
- If you are inquiring about an incident that has already been reported, please have the case incident number in hand before calling. Case files are most easily retrieved by using the case number.
- If you are inquiring about the status of your case investigation, you need to speak with the assigned investigator. If you do not know the name or the phone number for the assigned investigator, you may call the Investigations receptionist at 864-467-5342. Give the receptionist your case number and she will put you in contact with the assigned investigator.
- If you are calling to add items to a stolen items or damages list after your initial report was taken, call the front desk at 864-467-5258 and speak to the front desk officer who will do a supplemental report to add the additional items or damages to your case.
- If you need to speak with a specific uniformed patrol officer, call police dispatch at 864-271-5333 and follow their instructions to reach the officer.
- For up-to-the-minute public safety, traffic and law enforcement information, please download the Greenville Police Department’s app on your smart phone, by searching “Greenville Police Department” and looking for our patch. Link to download: Android, iPhone.
For our Four-Legged Friends
Greenville County Animal Care is always in need of foster care for those animals with minor health issues or those that are too young to be neutered or adopted or need socialization. Stop by the shelter today to take a look. They especially need big dogs fostered. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org . Don’t forget the annual Tails and Trails 5K on May 11. More info to come.
We recently posted a very informative article from the Greenville Journal on Greenville Animal Care Statistics. It may surprise many to know that they are very close to being a no-kill shelter which is wonderful for an open intake shelter! Check it out here.
Although we have mentioned this in the past, just wanted to remind you that you can help raise money for the Greenville Humane Society every time you walk your dog! Visit http://www.wooftrax.com/ to learn more. We have a lot of dog walkers in this neighborhood and every little bit counts. Greenville Humane Society’s Mutt Strutt will be held April 27. Look for more information on their FB page.
As the weather warms, kitty season is not far behind. What if you find a litter of kittens? At first, keep your distance to determine if the kittens have a mother who may just be out gathering food for them. Put blades of grass or twigs on tiny kittens as a way to see if Mom came back without hovering. You don’t want to scare her away! The mother cat will always offer them a better chance of survival. If you don’t see the mom within eight hours, they are most likely orphans.
Leave the family together, while providing food, water and shelter until the kittens can eat on their own. If there is no mom and kittens are too young to be spayed or neutered, you or someone you know who has the time and resources can help care for them in place. Check out this Kitten Care Guide for more information and instructions on Care in Place. Additional information on feeding guidelines can be found here. For more information, click here.
Canine F.E.T.C.H. Unit
A hospital can be a frightening place, especially for children with complex or chronic disorders. They are typically anxious about being away from home as well as being disconnected from family, friends and their daily school routine. Additionally, medically-fragile kids are understandably afraid of experiencing pain and are often overwhelmed by the enormous challenges associated with their care. Unfortunately, when a young patient becomes extremely worried or agitated, administering treatment can become difficult for all involved including the child, his or her parents and the medical team. Fortunately, Child Life Services at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital provides a wide variety of stress-reducing activities that help patients and their loved ones better cope with the hospitalization experience. Among the most popular of these programs is The Canine F.E.T.C.H (Friends Encouraging Therapeutic Coping and Healing) Unit. The team is comprised of four highly-trained facility dogs (Kalle, Kenzie, Vivi, and King) who partner with their handlers to provide emotional support to pediatric patients and bring comfort to siblings, parents, visitors, and staff. Prisma Health Children’s Hospital is committed to ensuring the sustainability and future growth of the unit because social support, a proven antidote to anxiety, loneliness and fear can come on four-legs, and not just two! For more information on the program or how to give support, click here.
“Following a presentation by the PRISMA Canine F.E.T.C.H. team at the February NMCA Board meeting, the Board subsequently approved a three-year commitment to a F.E.T.C.H. canine’s annual support costs in consort with a similar effort being undertaken by Stone Academy”.
Got the Gardening Bug?
With the warmer, sunny weather that is finally coming, we’re all probably getting the bug to get out and clean up and plant in our yards. Don’t forget about the Upstate Native Plant Sale on April 13, from 9 am to 1pm (opens at 8:30 for members) at Conestee Park. Pick up some great plants to make your yard wildlife friendly!
You can still prune many trees and shrubs. Azaleas, dogwood, forsythia, redbud and rhododendron should be pruned after they bloom, since they set blooms in the fall on the previous season’s growth. If you prune now, you prune off the part that will bloom. Almost anything that blooms after June 1 (except oakleaf hydrangea and late-flowering azalea cultivars) can be pruned safely. See Pruning Trees and Pruning Shrubs for more information.
It’s not too late to check the pH of your soil to see if amendments are needed for plants you want to add. Remember that azaleas, rhododendrons, hollies, hydrangeas, etc. prefer acidic soils (pH below 7). Check this site for others. Check with the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service for forms, costs, etc.
Many have been concerned about SC’s peach crop after the last cold snap. According to Clemson Pomologist Juan Carlos Melgar, “Based on what we’re seeing, there has been minimal damage in the Upstate and McBee area. We saw only spotted damage on the Ridge, mostly on early varieties. For other varieties, it has been more of a light thinning. A mature tree can have a full crop even with 10 percent of all the flowers at bloom. So we’re still optimistic”.
For the Birds
Our hummingbirds should be arriving back anytime now. Keep an eye out for the little jewels and get your hummingbird feeders ready to go. Many perennials will not be blooming yet, so they may need a little help.
Many birds are starting to get brighter colors, getting ready for mating season. The Great Backyard Bird Count provides thousands of data points that show how the winter ranges of some birds have changed significantly due to the warming climate.
A good program to check out is Project FeederWatch …a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders at backyards, nature centers, community areas, and other locales in North America. FeederWatchers periodically count the birds they see at their feeders from November through early April and send their counts to Project FeederWatch. FeederWatch data help scientists track broadscale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.
As we approach late spring and summer, you’ll likely see or hear baby birds. What if you find one on the ground? The first thing to do is to figure out if the baby bird is a nestling or a fledgling. Most of the baby birds people find are fledglings. These are young birds that have just left the nest, are still under the care of their parents, and do not need our help. Fledglings are feathered and capable of hopping or flitting, with toes that can tightly grip your finger or a twig. These youngsters are generally adorable and fluffy, with a tiny stub of a tail. Usually there is no reason to intervene at all beyond putting the bird on a nearby perch out of harm’s way and keeping pets indoors. It’s a nestling, so the nest is almost certainly nearby. If you can find the nest (it may be well hidden), put the bird back as quickly as possible. Don’t worry—parent birds do not recognize their young by smell. They will not abandon a baby if it has been touched by humans. If the nest has been destroyed you can make a new one, place the chick back inside and watch to see if the parents come back. More information can be found here.
Tea Production in SC
The United States certainly isn’t the first place you’d think of to find good quality tea, but you’d probably be surprised to know that production goes back to 1772, with the first record of tea being grown commercially near Savannah, on Skidaway Island. The next record of commercially grown tea was in Greenville, South Carolina in 1848 by Junius Smith, on his plantation, Golden Grove. Smith proved quite successful at growing tea, but unfortunately, he was fatally shot five years later, and his plantation died with him. Tea can be grown in warmer parts of the United States and currently the US mainland has a relatively large plantation with full mechanization in Charleston, South Carolina. Here is a little tea trivia:
- Tea bags were invented in 1908 in the United States by Thomas Sullivan. He created small silk bags to give samples of tea to his customers. Some of them thought that the bags were supposed to be put directly in the tea pot, like a metal infuser, rather than emptied out. Thus, the tea bag was created by accident!
- There are four major tea types– black, green, white and oolong – but they all come from one plant, Camellia sinensis. It’s how the leaves are treated that the different types of tea are created.
- For centuries, tea was used only as a medicine. It took almost 3,000 years for it to become an everyday drink.
- There is a special name for when tea leaves uncurl as hot water is poured over them. It is called “the agony of the leaves.”
- Traditionally, milk was poured into a cup before the tea to protect the delicate china. That’s no longer necessary.
According to climate data, the average maximum temperature for Greenville in April is 73°F, the average low is 48°F and the average precipitation (rainfall) is 3.36”. Looking at records from 1890 to 2017 the maximum high was 94 on April 20 in 1917. The highest low temperature was 70 on April 29, 1894. The minimum high temperature was 40 on April 8, 1907 and the minimum low was 22 on April 14 & 15, 1907. Maximum precipitation (rain) in a 24-hour period was 3.34” on April 29, 1963. The wettest April was in 1964 with 11.3 inches and the driest was in 1915 with 0.57 inches. In 1987, we actually recorded 0.3” of snow! http://www.dnr.sc.gov/climate/sco/index.php
According to the third U.S. National Climate Assessment, “Global climate is changing, and this is apparent across the United States in a wide range of observations. The global warming of the past 50 years is primarily due to human activities, predominantly the burning of fossil fuels. Climate change threatens human health and well-being in many ways, including through more extreme weather events and wildfire, decreased air quality, and diseases transmitted by insects, food, and water.” Click here for more interesting references and information on global warming. The graph below shows data from 1900 to present on the % of areas in the US that were very warm or very cold. Note how the amount of red on the graph is increasingly larger than the blue, showing the warming trend.
Mother Nature may be forgiving this year, or next year, but eventually she’s going to come around and whack you. You’ve got to be prepared. …Geraldo Rivera
Keep your dollars in your community. The following companies 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. Hover your mouse over each company name to read a brief description or click to go to their website:
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)
- 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)
- Pope, Smith, Brown & King (864.242.0656)
- The Carolina Law Group (864.312.4444)
- 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)
- Berkshire Hathaway | C. Dan Joyner (864.244.9111)
- Central Realty Holdings (864.250.9407)
- Coldwell Banker Caine – Angela Reid (864.350.6670)
- 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)
- North Main St.( 864.999.1959 )
- Rhett Brown |The Marchant Co (864.915.9393)
- Southland Properties (864.313.6825)
- The Haro Group of Keller Williams (864.312.6424)
- The Marchant Company (864.467.0085)
- Wilson Associates Real Estate (864.640.8700)
- 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)
- Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery (864.255.3385)
- The Community Tap (864.631.2525)
- The Universal Joint (864.252.4055)
Personal Health/Well Being
- 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)
- Integrative Health Partners (864.365.6156)
- Julie Thaxton, Mary Kay – Senior Beauty Consultant (864.616.8150)
- New View Counseling (941.751.8003)
- Northside United Methodist Church (864.233.8359)
- 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)
- Corley Plumbing Air Electric (864.908-3377)
- Darrohn Engineering, LLC (864.346.2170)
- Jordan 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)
- UBuildIt (864.676.1113)
Miscellaneous Professional Services
- Cuddly Critters Pet Sitting (864.901.3189)
- Deb Sofield (864.275.8877)
- 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)
- Sunnie and DeWorken Group (864.905.5529)
If you would like to see your company listed here, please join the NMCA today! Businesses do not have to be located in the North Main Neighborhood. They only need to provide services to North Main Community.
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 April
- There’s always something new and fun at the Greenville Zoo. Check their
- The Children’s Museum has great programs for kids. Check them out at their website calendar
- Check out the current exhibits and other programs at the Upstate History Museum.
- Don’t forget about a great local resource for family activities. Macaroni Kid lists all kinds of local activities for kids and families.
- Another great online resource is ‘Kidding Around Greenville’.
For other events in this area bookmark Go-greenevents for a listing of various events with registration, etc., handled online to save needless waste of paper.
Ongoing – Check out the classes at the Swamp Rabbit Café and Grocery.
Ongoing – Check out the Community Tap calendar of events.
Ongoing – 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.
Check out the events at the Carolina Music Museum at Heritage Green.
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. Considered the premier American art museum in the South, the GCMA is home to the world’s largest public collection of watercolors by iconic American artist Andrew Wyeth. Visit their website to learn about current exhibitions.
April 5 – The Swamp Rabbit Café Easter Egg Hunt . 11 a.m. for children 7 and younger. Bring your own basket.
April 6 – iMAGINE Upstate Festival. 11am – 5pm. Downtown Greenville. iMAGINE Upstate is a combination of crowd-sourced and signature events showcasing science, echnology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). The goal of the festival is to create meaningful experiences.
April 7 – Taste of the Upstate. 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM @ Zen Greenville. Taste of the Upstate is a Sunday jazz and gospel brunch benefiting Loaves & Fishes. Tickets are $40 and include all-you-can-eat tastings from some of Greenville’s best restaurants like Husk, Smoke on the Water, Roost, Moe’s BBQ & more! NEW in 2019!! This year, we’re incorporating art from Greenville’s Open Arts Studio! Pieces from local artists will be up for auction as well as live entertainment as artists work on pieces live at Taste of the Upstate! Sip on mimosas and Bloody Mary’s while supporting your local foodrescue!
April 11 – 7th Annual Peace of Triune Art Auction benefiting Triune Mercy Center, 6:30 – 9:30 pm. Studio 220 @NOMA, Free.
April 13 – Upstate Heart Walk. 8am – 1pm. The Upstate Heart Walk is a celebration of a yearlong campaign to raise funds in support of AHA’s mission.
April 13 – Bunny Hop 5K 9am – 11am. 5K Race through Conestee Nature Park hosted by Greenville County
April 13 – Upstate Native Plant Sale. 9am – 1pm. Conestee Park, 840 Mauldin Road. A wide variety of native trees, shrubs, perennial wildflowers, vines, ferns, and some grasses will be available at the sale, and there will be plenty of plants for pollinators. So, plant something for the pollinators this year and make your landscape a welcoming and beautiful space. Cash, checks and credit will be taken. Closer to the sale date, a list of available plants will be available.
April 15 – Summer Camp at the Sears Recreation Center. 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM. Spring Break Camp at Sears Recreation Center is offered during Spring Break for Greenville County Schools each year. The program operates from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday. Campers will participate in arts and crafts, games, field trips, sports, fitness, music, and much more. Each camper will need to bring a lunch each day; an afternoon snack will be provided. Registration Cost: $70 per child (City Resident) $85 per child (Non-City Resident)
April 19 – 2019 Easter Eggstravaganza, 2 – 4pm. Community egg hunt hosted by City of Greenville Parks & Recreation. Gower Park. 24 Evelyn Avenue.
April 20 – TD Bank Reedy River Run. 7 – 11am. TD Bank and the Greenville Track Club hosts a 10K, 5K and Youth Mile Run.
April 26 – Stone Academy Arts Alive. 3:30 – 7pm. Carnival hosted by Stone Academy. Arts Alive is a PTA annual event. This spring festival is a chance for students, parents, teachers, and community members to interact and enjoy outdoor activities with an arts theme.
April 27 – KidsFest 2019. 10-11:30am. Carolina Music Museum (at Heritage Green). Last April master drummer, Jeff Holland, kept everyone happy, smiling and drumming for nearly two hours! He was so good he’ll be back this summer and the sound of his drums will bring everyone, children of all ages, to the Carolina Music Museum to play the drums, big and small, loud and soft and Heritage Green will be alive with family activities at The Children’s Museum, the Greenville County Museum of Art, the Greenville Little Theatre, the Hughes Library and the Upcountry History Museum–all of us on Heritage Green! You’ll find free parking behind the library all day long! FREE! All ages welcome! Instruments provided!
May 4 – Reedy River Duck Derby. 9am – 4pm. Rotary Club of Greenville hosts a rubber duck race over Falls park. Duck Derby post time: 2:30pm sharp!! Adopt a Duck, Help a Child!
May 10, 11, 12 – Artisphere presented by TD Bank. 12pm – 8pm. Artisphere seeks to engage, inspire, and enrich our diverse community by celebrating the ARTS.
May 18 – Red Shoe Society – Plane Pull 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Downtown Greenville Airport’ The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolina’s Red Shoe Society is pleased to announce its fourth annual Plane Pull at the Runway Cafe and the Greenville Downtown Airport on May 18. Teams consisting of four individuals will be competing to pull a plane with the proceeds collected benefiting the Ronald McDonald House in Greenville. There will be a prize for the winning team of each division and prizes for the individuals that raises the most funds for the House.
May 18 – Armed Forces Day Parade. 4 – 6pm. Armed Forces Day parade to honor veterans, active and reserve military. Hosted by Greenville County Schools
May 23 – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bowl-and-brew-tickets-54539070829Bowl and Brew. 6 – 8pm.@ Bowlero to benefit the Center for Developmental Services on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Bowlero at 740 South Pleasantburg Drive in Greenville, SC. Enjoy two hours of bowling, pizza, drinks, and GREAT company while helping to support more than 8,000 children with developmental delays and disabilities in the Upstate. Individual tickets are $75 each.
May 24 – Great Scot! Parade. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Scottish games parade with pipe bands, Scottish clans, two floats and honored guests
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