*The Board of Directors 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.
Town Hall Meeting – Nov 1
Please join your neighbors and members of City Council at the NMCA State of the City Meeting on Thursday, Nov 1, at 6 pm. The location is Stone Academy, 115 Randall St. This will be a Town Hall format with City Council Members Amy Ryberg Doyle and Lillian Brock Flemming. Residents are urged to bring their concerns, questions and comments. You may also email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be combining similar questions into one so that as many issues as possible are addressed. RSVP to: John DeWorken at email@example.com Hope to see you there.
Please Welcome Our Newest Business Member
Mattress Folks is a Greenville area mattress store specializing in Adjustable Beds. “We sell new products as well as factory surplus and factory markdowns. Delivery, setup and financing options are available. Let our sales team guide you through the mattress buying process at a price you can afford. As an authorized dealer of several mattress brands, we can also special-order customer requested mattresses direct from the manufacturers!” Located at 104 Miller Road in Mauldin, youcan reach them at their website, by emailing MattressFolks@gmail.com or calling 864.777.0063. You can also check out their FB page.
NMCA Fall Festival Cancelled
In case you missed the email, we were forced to cancel the Kids’ Fest planned for October 7. This decision was the result of discussions with our insurer regarding potential liability issues. We were informed that the individual board members would be financially and legally liable for any claims of injury by attendees at the event whether the claim arose from our activities or even a dog bite. It is a sad statement that our society has become so prone to legal action. We deeply regret any disappointment this may cause for our members and their children.
We also want to thank those few individuals who stepped forward and volunteered to help supervise the planned activities. Your willingness to help was deeply appreciated.
Development and other City News
- Thanks to Amy Doyle for the following updates: 733 Bennett Street subdivision was approved at the June Planning Commission meeting. The developer had proposed subdividing the 2 lots into 8 lots and it met the Land Management Ordinance requirements. The developer is proposing 8 single family homes. They had previously tabled the item to address neighborhood concerns. The most significant change made was moving the homes to Bennett Street and eliminating the “side street”. No site plan or building plan has been submitted to the city planning department.
- Wade Hampton Storage Units: The applicant for the proposed storage units has tabled the item until the October Board of Zoning Appeals (“the BZA”). This meeting will be held Oct 11 at 4pm in Council Chambers. You can view the agenda The proposed storage units at 237 Wade Hampton Boulevard was previously approved but the special exception expired. The BZA requested the applicant have a neighborhood meeting which has not yet been scheduled.
- Amy has received quite a few emails about short term rentals (“STRs”) or airBnB. In brief: ”We are happy to have the growing number of visitors to our city, yet, we must respect our residential neighborhoods. Short term rentals are not permitted in single family neighborhoods zoning classes and other residentially zoned properties. They are permitted in the Central business district (“CBD”) and several other commercially zoned areas with the appropriate business license. While the nature of these rentals is changing, we know that cities are addressing them across the country and we will continue to be open to new ideas and policies”.
- Committee on Planning and Neighborhoods. This is an open public meeting on the first and third Monday of each month. Anyone is welcome. The format is a workshop and we try to address items before going to the Committee of the Whole or Formal Agenda. Our next meeting is October 15 at 10:30am at City Hall, 9th floor. I am working on the agenda items for this meeting now. The agenda is posted the Friday before on the City’s website. Happy to have any neighbors attend. (Amy Doyle)
- 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.
- 2018 Citizens Fire Academy. Classes will be held on Tuesdays, weekly from Oct. 3 through Nov. 13, 2018, at the department’s training facility, 688 Mauldin Road. Drinks and snacks are provided. Apply Now | Download Information The Greenville City Fire Department (GCFD) holds its annual Citizens Fire Academy in the fall. This free seven-week program is open to anyone age 18 and older. It offers a unique opportunity for citizens who live and work in Greenville to learn firsthand what it’s like to be a firefighter. In addition to touring the City’s fire stations and dispatch center, and meeting firefighters and 911 personnel, participants will also have a variety of hands-on learning opportunities, including wearing personal protective equipment, experiencing a fire simulation, extinguishing a fire and learning CPR and basic first aid.
- NorthPointe Update: From Tori Wallace-Babcock, NorthPointe Project Coordinator. “NorthPointe is cruising along! I have no glamorous milestones to report, just a LOT of progress. The most prominent construction happening currently is the parking deck, which will be completed next month. From there, the corner building at Wade Hampton & Stone Avenue has started coming out of the ground and will tie into the ends of parking deck at each level. The crews are constructing the third of five stories of the Church Street & Stone Avenue building.”
The following was excerpted from the Nextdoor North Main site weekly Q&A with Officer Michelle Lentz:
Question: From what you have observed during your time in law enforcement, to what extent is it actually helpful in the prevention of crimes against individuals and their homes to have the following in place: 1) home security system, 2) security (flood) lights, 3) firearm(s)? We are curious if there is data to support the effectiveness of them in prevention of harm to person and property.
Answer: This is finally a question in my realm of expertise! My true passion is crime prevention because that’s how to measure a police department’s effectiveness in the community. First, there is an important distinction between crime prevention and crime response. Prevention means that the crime is never attempted, or that an attempt is foiled long before anything is damaged, stolen, hurt, etc. Response is the response to an attempt or completion of a crime that has been detected by either the victim, police, or a third-party. Security and floodlights are important in the prevention of crime. Lighting is a vital component of CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design). Good lighting is the single most effective deterrent to crime. Improper or poor lighting can allow criminals on the property to conduct their activity unobserved and without fear of being discovered. Outdoor lights that are left on all night should be ambient and provide only enough light to illuminate target areas such as doors and windows. Bright floodlights can be used but should be on motion sensors that should activate when activity is detected on the property. All lights should be shielded or recessed to reduce glare and harsh shadows and improve visibility. Light for the sake of light does not equal safety. Bright, glaring lights create a sharp contrast between light and darkness, creating deep shadows that offer concealment to criminals.
Home security systems can be both prevention and response. I do recommend that both homes and businesses have a security system installed, as this is a good way to have the police alerted if the premises are entered by an unauthorized person while you are away. Make sure the sign is placed outside your home or business in a conspicuous location to help deter criminals. I have seen instances where the GPD was notified of a break-in by the alarm company within minutes of the crime, leading to a fast response and apprehension of the criminal. Most of these systems also emit a loud audible alarm designed to alert neighbors and scare off an intruder before anything of value can be taken.
And finally, firearms are not a crime prevention tactic, they are a response tactic. Advertising that your home contains firearms is not a great tactic for crime prevention, as this could lead to increased attempts to target your home while you are away.
Call for Nominations – 2019 NMCA Board of Directors
It’s that time again…we are looking for nominations for the NMCA Board for 2019. All officers must be 18 years or older and must reside within the geographical boundaries of the NMCA for the period they hold office, Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2019. President and Vice President may serve 2 consecutive terms and may then run for any office other than the one currently held. All other officers can succeed her or himself as elected by the members. Any member may nominate someone for office no later than November 15. You may email the nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to PO Box 571, Greenville, SC 29602. The person nominated must agree to serve and a brief statement of their qualifications and past contributions would be helpful for those who may not know them. Election ballots will be sent to all members in early December. The current board members are listed below:
President: John DeWorken
Vice President: Phyllis Gilreath
Membership Secretary: Cheyenne Kozaily
Treasurer: Jim Gilreath
Recording Secretary: Dave Modeen
Social Committee Chair: Sunnie Harmon
Beautification Committee Chair: Hunter Cutchin
We would really like to see some new, younger board members become involved to help guide your association in the direction you would like to see!
It’s never too early to start thinking about the November 6 Election. A general election will be held in South Carolina on November 6, 2018. All of South Carolina’s executive officers will be up for election as well as all of South Carolina’s seven seats in the United States House of Representatives. If you are not sure if you will be in town to vote that day, PLEASE check out how to vote absentee. Check the county’s election website for information. You may also vote early, beginning Oct 29. You can get a sample ballot by clicking here and entering your address. Additional information can be found on the League of Women Voters website.
There is really no excuse not to vote! If you haven’t registered, please do so. Go to the Greenville Voter Registration page. Registration is even available online. You must register within 30 days of the election. Please encourage others to register. Voting is a privilege and a right that should not be taken for granted!
Things to do in Your Yard This Fall
October is a great time for planting pansies and purchasing spring bulbs to plant in late October or November. Limit pruning of shrubs to sniping stray branches and removing dead or damaged stems. Be sure your plants don’t get stressed, especially shallow rooted plants like camellias and azaleas that are getting ready for winter and spring bloom, and everything in containers. In our area the risk of frost is from October 28 through April 12 with the average date being October 30.
It’s time to divide spring and summer blooming perennials. See Dividing Perennials for more information. In general, it is best to divide spring and summer blooming perennials in the fall and fall bloomers in spring. By dividing the plant when it is not flowering, all the plant’s energy can go to root and leaf growth. Fall division should take place in early September here in the Piedmont. Allow at least four to six weeks before the ground freezes for the plants to become established. Some perennials should not be divided. Check this website for a list of those and for how and when to divide some common perennials.
Applying iron to St. Augustine this month will provide dark green color without stimulating excessive growth. If you plan to plant a cool-season (fescue) lawn, the best time to plant is between September 15 and October 15. It’s also a good time to aerate cool season lawns. Just remember it will need about a month of good growing weather to recover after aerating. DON’T fertilize warm-season grass lawns late in the fall!
We had a resident ask us about the practice of people who live on streets with medians, such as North Main St., having their lawn maintenance companies blow leaves onto the median. We checked with the city and they responded that it is NOT appropriate, and that means that our Parks & Recreation crews need to do unnecessary work which, quite frankly, keeps them from doing other work because they need to clear those medians. The practice also promotes additional weed and invasive turf growth within the medians, so they would greatly appreciate help in reducing that practice. The city crews have their hands full, so any way we minimize unnecessary work helps.
As autumn returns and leaves begin to fall, they also asked us to remind residents that grass clippings and leaves should NOT be in the same pile as shrub and tree prunings. They are picked up separately and may get left if they are in one pile. Since the city does not have a list of lawn maintenance companies, it’s up to those who hire companies to insure they know the rules.
Help Backyard Wildlife Prepare for Cold Weather: “From a wild animal’s point of view, our annual autumn rituals of raking leaves and cleaning up yards and gardens are a major blow: Just when the going gets tough, we’re removing prime sources of food and shelter. So, do the animals (and yourself) a favor and skip the raking, bagging, trimming, and other yard chores this fall—it might just help your neighborhood wildlife survive the coming cold weather. Want an easy (and cheap) way to clear your yard of stray branches and twigs? Build a brush pile to provide a safe spot for ground-nesting birds, chipmunks, rabbits, and hibernating reptiles, amphibians, and insects. Put it in an out-of-the-way corner of your property, preferably close to food sources and away from buildings. Start with a layer of larger
limbs and stack branches loosely, adding grasses and leaves to create nooks and crannies.
Seeing more snakes lately? Mid-July to mid-September are typically when snakes are born in this area so you may still be seeing juvenile snakes. Like the young of many wildlife species, they tend to wander in search of their own place to live. In doing this the stray youngsters are frequently encountered by people. Although there are only 6 venomous snakes in SC, giving all snakes a wide berth while at the same time enjoying them is always the best policy.
For the Birds
Our ruby-throated hummingbirds will be disappearing soon. They typically disappear around October 15 – with research showing there is a good possibility that our birds are flying to Texas and then on to Central America. You’ve probably been hearing more hawks soaring overhead. Few spectacles are as exciting as witnessing a big hawk migration—and each fall brings another chance. And you don’t have to visit one of the famous migration spots—it’s possible to enjoy this phenomenon from many spots closer to home. You just need to find a good view and pay attention to weather patterns.
Being at the right place on the right day during hawk migration can be a transcendent experience in which hundreds, perhaps thousands of raptors pass by. Bear in mind that migrating hawks follow well-defined routes as they move south, generally moving from northwest to southeast (east of the Rockies), so you’ll want a clear view to the north or northwest. Most hawks are soaring birds. They depend on thermals and updrafts to help them travel. and this means they often follow ridgelines. They also tend to follow shorelines so that they avoid crossing large bodies of water where updrafts and thermals are scarce.
In the fall, the best time to observe hawk migration is often the second day after a cold front has passed. This is especially true if there are steady northwest or west winds producing updrafts as the strong air currents are forced over the north-south oriented ridges.
Thanks to the BirdCast project it’s easier than ever to be in the right place at the right time. The project is a collaboration between ornithologists and computer scientists. It produces free, weekly forecasts about which birds are likely to be migrating across which regions of North America. Additionally, the Hawk Migration Association of North America has a map of hawkwatch sites for each state. In Upstate SC, we are lucky to have the Caesar’s Head Hawk Watch as a site to see migrating broad wing hawks.
“Should I Stop Feeding Birds in Fall So They Can Start Their Migration?” According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, “Keeping your feeders up has no influence on whether a bird will start its journey south. A number of factors trigger the urge for birds to migrate, and the most significant one is day length. As days grow shorter in late summer, birds get restless and start to head south, taking advantage of abundant natural food, and feeders where available, to fuel their flight. Hummingbirds are no different from others and will migrate regardless of whether feeders are kept up. However, we encourage people to keep feeders up for several weeks after the last hummingbird leaves the area, just in case a straggler shows up in need of additional energy before completing the long journey south.” (Ed. note: I have personally had a hummingbird stay the entire winter…we had to find a way to keep the syrup warm to prevent freezing.)
Every birder is familiar with migration as a great time to see new and unusual bird species passing through areas where they might not be found during the breeding or wintering seasons. But how much do you really know about migration and how birds travel throughout the year? Click here for some bird migration facts might surprise you!
For Our Four-Legged Friends
From Greenville Animal Care Services: They have been very busy the last few weeks welcoming hurricane evacuees from the Coastal areas affected by Florence. They’ve taken in and sent out hundreds of animals and in the process purchased $6,500 worth of emergency transport carriers. Can you donate to help cover these unexpected costs? http://bit.ly/2vFhVQF Check out their FB page for live videos of some of the rescue efforts.
Many have been rescued from areas where they’ve lived without power for days. Many of them have puppy and kitty “colds” and need fosters to help them get better so they can be adopted. If you can foster a sick dog or cat, please come in today and get one of these adorable animals who need your help! (we’re open Noon-7pm Thursday & Friday and 11am-6pm Saturday). If you have pets of your own and you intend to foster a sick animal, it’s best to keep the foster pet in a separate room so that there is much less likelihood of contagion. More info about fostering: http://bit.ly/2maFVbf
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. 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: Bring Humane Education home with you. Do you want to learn more on your own about the need for the humane and compassionate treatment of animals? Check out this page for a list of grade-specific stories and websites about companion pets. The Humane Society also does classroom visits, group visits and community outreach. Check out their outreach programs.
We also want to remind folks that It is against the law to chain dogs in the city limits of Greenville. If you see this happening in the city limits, please call 271-5333, the Non-Emergency Police Dispatch number. Animals deserve better!
According to climate data, the average maximum temperature for Greenville in October is 73°F, and the average low is 50°F. The average rainfall for the month is 3.44”. The maximum high was 97 on Oct 6th,1954. The maximum low temperature was 74 on Oct 4th,1941. The minimum high temperature was 41 on Oct 26th, 1926. The minimum low was 25 on Oct 29, 30 & 31 in 1976, 1910 and 1893, respectively. Maximum precipitation (rain) in a 24-hour period was 7.24” on Oct 16, 1932. We had a trace of snow on Oct 20 (1923) and the 21st (1926). Obviously, this was prior to global warming. The wettest October on record was in 1948 with 12.18”. The driest was in 2000 when we saw no rain.
According to NOAA, the October-November-December (OND) 2018 temperature outlook indicates likely above normal temperatures across most of the country. This is combined with a possibility of increased precipitation for most of the Atlantic Coast states.
Dramatic changes are underway in the Arctic, which is warming twice as fast as any other location on Earth. Sea ice is rapidly dwindling, which reduces the ocean’s heat-reflecting cover, accelerating the rise of ocean temperatures. And polar bears, which depend on sea-ice cover to hunt for seals, are losing their hunting grounds, and have a harder time finding enough to eat. On land, melting permafrost is shaping new landscapes, through a process called thermokarst — a term for thawing-driven erosion that originated in Russia, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). But the permafrost isn’t the only thing in the Arctic that’s melting. Exposed rock that was once covered in ice is dissolving, eaten away by acid. And the effects of this acid bath could have far-reaching impacts on global climate, according to a new study. https://www.livescience.com/63612-arctic-acid-permafrost.html
Getting Ready for Halloween
As we always do, we try to compile a list of local Halloween events for kids. We know that the Earle Street Parade will happen again this year on October 31 at 6PM.
SCARY – OKY for KARAOKE. Northgate Soda Shop. A prize will be given for best costume. Karaoke from 8:30 PM to 1 AM. Come join the fun!
The Pumpkins are Coming! Northside United Methodist Church at 435 Summit Drive will again open their pumpkin sales on their front lawn beginning Monday, Oct 1 at 2:30pm. If you know of other events open to the public…parades, pumpkin festivals, pumpkin sales, etc., please email us at email@example.com and we’ll get the word out!
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)
- Mattress Folks (864.777.0063)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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.
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.
September/October – There are several performances at the Carolina Music Museum at Heritage Green that you may be interested in. One is Historical Flutes with Michael Lynn on Oct 6 from 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM. On Oct 9, The Glass Armonica Returns. 7:30 – 9 pm. Come hear Ben Franklin’s favorite instrument. Tickets are currently on sale and, with only 85 seats available, we urge everyone to make their reservations now. $20 for adults, $15 for students with ID’s. Call 520-8807 to make your reservations. Check other upcoming performances at their website.
Sept/Oct– There’s always lots going on at the Community Tap. Check out their calendar.
Sept/Oct – 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.
Oct 1 – Not too far from N. Main, The Parks & Rec Dept is having Spanish Lessons & American Sign Classes at the David Hellams Community Center, 111 Spartanburg Street. Registration link: Register
Oct 4 – Eggs Benefit. Poinsett Club in Downtown Greenville. Breakfast will be served at 7:30am, and the program will begin at 8am. This event has helped CDS (Center for Developmental Services) raise more than $650,000 since its inception, and all of the money raised goes straight back to helping more than 7,600 children with developmental delays and disabilities that CDS serves each year. For more information or to become a sponsor, please contact Joy Blue at (864) 331-1314 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To RSVP, click the link above or contact Blair Stephenson at (864) 331-1304 or email@example.com. A reservation is required to attend.
Oct 4 – 6 – Oktoberfest. Delicious German food featuring grilled bratwurst, pretzels with beer cheese & mustard, Sauerbraten and more! A selection of brews from Paulaner such as: Paulaner’s Munich Lager, Hefe-Weizen, or a tall glass of Paulaner’s Oktoberfest. Live entertainment every night! Games & contests including cornhole, Jenga, the chicken dance, and stein holding competition. Festival-goers will also get to compete in a Bratwurst-eating contest for some great prizes! See website for schedule.
Oct 6 – Walk to End Alzheimers. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease! The Greenville Walk route is two miles through downtown.
Oct 10 – American Red Cross Blood Drive at Sears Recreation Center, 10am – 3:00pm. To sign up please visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: SEARS Or call Jan Cox at 864-467-4326 for more info.
Oct 10 – Bats – White-nose Syndrome. 7-8 p.m. Children’s Museum of The Upstate. Free! If possible, pre-register at conservationlecture.eventbrite.com. Special Guest Speaker: Jennifer Kindel, Bat Biologist with the SC Department of Natural Resources. This presentation will focus on White-nose Syndrome, a devastating bat disease that is deadly to cave roosting bat species. A brief review will be given about what causes the disease, its origins, and current spread. Details about what currently is being done about WNS – current treatments, research, ongoing response plans and developing partnerships that all work to help save our bats. See other Conservation Lectures at http://greenvillezoo.com/199/Conservation-Lectures
Oct 12-14 – Fall for Greenville. Discover a world of tempting tastes, sights and sounds, as mouthwatering aromas carry you along Greenville’s Main Street. With over 40 restaurants featuring over 200 menu items and free entertainment on seven stages, we invite you to enjoy the Southeast’s most popular outdoor festival.
Oct 20-21 – The NESS Fest. Fluor Field. Two-day community-driven health and lifestyle festival. Check website for more information and tickets.
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.
Oct 27 – Bark in the Park. 9:30 AM – 3 PM. CCA’s 35th Annual Bark in the Park – Fun for the entire family.
Games, Dog contests, Food, Entertainment, Raffles, Silent Auction, Vendors, and animals for adoption. The event starts with 9:30am with 5k Run/Walk and Festival starts at 11am. Bring your fur babies, kids and neighbors out for a day of fun. All proceeds benefit animals of the Upstate.
Oct 29 – SCARY – OKY for KARAOKE. Northgate Soda Shop. A prize will be given for best costume. Karaoke from 8:30 PM to 1 AM. Kitchen will be open until 9.
Oct 31 – Earle St. Halloween Parade. 6:00 pm parade start. 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Trick or Treating. If you know of other Halloween Events open to the public, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get the word out. Thanks!
Check out additional events at the City’s calendar.
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