*The Board of Directors typically meets the first Tuesday of most months at the Sears Shelter at McPherson Park. 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.
Please Welcome Our Newest Business Member
Austin Nelson Property Solutions, LLC. is a locally owned and operated management firm specializing in representing landlords and property owners. With over 25 years of experience in property management, “we provide personalized service and assistance to local small business owners, and see things from the property owner’s perspective. The mission of Austin Nelson Property Solutions, LLC is to seek excellence by providing the finest professional real estate services to selected markets and clients, maintaining consistent profitability, and preserving long-term asset value.” Visit their website, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call 864-735-7091. They are located at 530 Howell Rd., Suite 200, in Greenville.
NMCA Fall Member Social
Mark your calendars now for the NMCA Fall Member Social scheduled for Saturday, October 26, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. This year we are going back to the venue where we held our very first social…the Northgate Soda Shop. We’ll provide burgers, hotdogs (vegetarian option available) and chips, plus cold drinks.
Kids…bring your carved or decorated pumpkins for the Great Pumpkin Contest. One entry per person. Prizes given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. Put those creative thinking caps on and see what you can do!
We realize fall is a busy time with fall break, football games, etc., but stop on by for a bite to eat and a visit with friends and neighbors. We’ll be out back and hope to see you there! If you plan to renew your membership that day, please bring either cash or check. We will not be able to handle credit cards that day. Thanks!
A special congratulations to Iris and Ren who recently celebrated 10 years as owners of the Soda Shop!
Be Informed. Vote Informed.
November 5 is a big election for our community. PLEASE get out and vote! Come hear from candidates running for Greenville City Council in District 1 and At-Large. Oct 16, 6 – 7:30 pm. Hughes Main Library. This event is free and open to the public.
Candidates: District 1 — John DeWorken (R) & Matt Johnson (D)
At-Large — Dorothy Dowe (D) & George Fletcher* (R) *incumbent
There is free parking at the library after 5:00 p.m.
Call for Nominations – 2020 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, 2020. 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:
Vice President: Rhett Brown
Treasurer: Jim Gilreath
Recording Secretary: Amanda Stevenson-Cali
Membership Secretary: Phyllis Gilreath
We would really like to see some other members become involved to help guide your association in the direction you would like to see!
We are also looking for folks to serve on the Social Committee which plans our get-togethers. Just email email@example.com if you can help. Thanks!
Development and Other City News
- Many of you have asked about repaving Stone Avenue. In the upcoming SCDOT 2020 contract, Stone Avenue from Bennett to Rutherford Road will be repaved. No redesign/restriping road diet was approved. It will be repaved as it currently is with added pedestrian crossings. Thanks to the hard work of SC Representative Jason Elliott. (Amy Doyle)
- Greenlink has scheduled a series of public meetings to give customers an opportunity to review and comment on proposed changes to Route 504 and Route 508 that are designed to improve their on-time performance. Each of the meetings will have a drop-in style format and the same information will be shared at each meeting. Customers are invited to attend the meeting that is most convenient for them and to drop in at any time during the meeting.
Thursday, October 24, 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m., Greenlink Transit Ctr.,100 W McBee Avenue
Monday, October 28,11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Taylors Library, 316 W Main Street, Taylors
Tuesday, October 29, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Greenlink Transit Center, 100 W McBee Avenue
Wednesday, October 30, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Greenville Memorial Hospital (Community Room) 701 Grove Rd.
Individuals who are unable to attend one of the meetings can provide feedback in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 864-298-2753 until November 18.
- BigSevenTravel recently ranked South Carolina third on their list of the 50 Friendliest States in America. The travel site surveyed their social audience (1.5 million people)to determine rankings. “Smiling faces, beautiful places” just took on a whole new meaning. (GVLtoday)
- The County Square Redevelopment Project goes before the Greenville City Planning Commission on October 17 at 4pm on the 10th floor of City Hall. The document can be downloaded at https://www.greenvillesc.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/6335?fileID=31155
Are our Recyclables Really Recycled?
There was an interesting article from GVLtoday last month. Are our recycling materials are actually being recycled?
Question: “NPR did an interesting story about recycling and whether we should. They found out some recycling centers are sending recyclables that have been collected to the landfill instead of recycling. Might be interesting to know whether our efforts in Greenville are actually helping the environment or if it’s just another route to the landfill.”
Answer: The City of Greenville contracts Pratt Industries to process collected recyclable materials. In addition to the City, Pratt Industries services Greenville County, Mauldin, Simpsonville + more.
According to Shawn State, President of Pratt Industries, in a recent article by The Greenville News:
- 100% of the material that arrives to their facility in Duncan separated is recycled.
- 76% of material that arrives unseparated is recycled. Most programs (including the City’s) have switched to a one bin system, so materials collected curbside are unseparated.
Why is the remaining 24% of unseparated material not recycled? It’s a combination of household trash, food, and other non-recyclable items. 1% is mixed plastics affected by the policy change China announced last year. These plastics (numbers 3-7) are recycled sometimes, but not always. It depends on whether the plastics are marketable at the time of collection.
In short – between 76%-100% of Greenville’s collected recyclables are actually recycled.
What about glass? Glass contaminates the other recycled materials. The cost to transport glass is high. Glass tears up/is hard on processing equipment. Currently, there is no market to purchase the glass.
Neighboring Pickens + Anderson counties do still recycle glass by collecting recyclables at dump sites and sending it to Strategic Materials (with locations in N.C. and GA) for processing. According to Chuck LaGrange, public information officer for Greater Greenville Sanitation, part of the reason Pickens and Anderson are able to do this is because they use prison labor to staff landfills (Greenville County does not). This helps them to afford the cost of transporting glass materials.
Also – since Greenville County’s population is significantly larger than that of Anderson or Pickens, it is expected that the amount of glass dropped-off by citizens in Greenville County would be 3-4x higher than the amount dropped-off in surrounding counties. This would potentially require additional pick-ups at multiple locations + higher costs.
Click here for more FAQs + some recycling tips and tricks. Also, for a list of what Pickens County does and does not accept, click here.
North Main Tree Planting
We keep getting updates on the tree planting program. The latest is: we still could use more participants in North Main. You would be responsible for picking your trees (usually up to 7.5 gal) from a central location here in North Main and then planting them. The trees are free but they suggest a $10 to $25 donation. The species will depend on nursery availability which we will not know for sure until closer to the giveaway date in early 2020.
They will offer at least 12 native trees of varying species and sizes (something like 3 small, 3 medium, 3 large and 3 evergreen). They focus many of their planting efforts on medium and large canopy trees, but are happy to provide smaller understory trees for smaller or shadier areas.
Depending on availability, we may have Eastern redbud, red maple, sweetbay magnolia, fringetree, serviceberry, blackgum, various oak species (e.g., white, overcup, Nuttall, swamp chestnut), or eastern red cedar. These species are a good example of what we might have later on. If you are interested and have not already contacted us, please email email@example.com . Thanks!
Neighborhood Meeting on Crime Prevention
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 18, 6:30 pm. NMCA will be holding a meeting at the Sears Shelter on crime prevention. With the holidays just around the corner, we are coming up on prime time for thieves. The Greenville Police Dept will discuss such issues as security systems, ways to deter crime, how thieves gain access to your home, etc. Details to come.
Where Did we Get our Street Names?
Ever wonder where some of our local streets got their names? Here is some information on a few.
Townes St. was named after Alexander Sloan Townes (the president of Greenville’s Woman’s College from 1878 to 1894)
Wade Hampton Boulevard was named after Wade Hampton III, a confederate military officer during the Civil War. Hampton was also elected as the 77th Governor of South Carolina (from 1876 to 1879), and later served as a U.S. Senator. He was born in Charleston and died in Columbia.
Poinsett Highway: Poinsett is a pretty common name around here, and that’s because Joel Roberts Poinsett once called Greenville home (hence why we have bridges, streets, and statues named after him). Poinsett was a member of the S.C. legislature, the U.S. House of Representatives, was the first United States Minister to Mexico, the Secretary of War, and a co-founder for what would eventually become the Smithsonian Institution. You can also thank him for your Christmas poinsettias (he brought them back from his time in Mexico).
Stone Avenue was named after Dr. Charles Benjamin Stone and his wife, Eugenia Ann Earle, who lived in Greenville from 1840 to 1886. Their property covered much of the land from Main Street to East North Street, Rutherford Road + Wade Hampton Blvd. For the history of other Greenville roads, click here.
Halloween is Almost Here
Halloween decorations are quickly going up and pumpkins are popping up everywhere. Again this year, Izzie’s pond would love to have your un-cut pumpkins for their animals. They do a great job of providing rescue, rehabilitation and rehab for all kinds of wildlife, waterfowl and farm animals. And many of those animals LOVE pumpkins! You can drop them off at 128 Buist Ave., or bring them to the special event Izzie’s is having on Sunday, Nov 4, from 12 – 4pm, at the Swamp Rabbit Café.
As you’re putting up those Halloween decorations, keep in mind that animal care experts are sounding the alarm about a certain spooky decoration which can be deadly to wildlife: the fake spider web material that people hang around their house and on trees and shrubs. “That’s made out of acrylic and it’s strong and it is very easy for animals to get tangled in that,” said Alison Hermance, Director of Communications for WildCare, a Marin County animal rehab center. The center recently treated an owl that had flown right into one of the web displays. After getting caught, the owl was rescued and treated at WildCare; once healthy it was released. So keep in mind that the fake web may be a big hazard, especially for birds. The animal experts say, as a rule, if it dangles or tangles, it can be hazardous to animals.
And for all you young pumpkin carvers out there, don’t forget to bring your carved or decorated pumpkin to the NMCA member fall social for the Great Pumpkin Contest. October 26, from 4:30 to 6:30 at the Northgate Soda Shop.
The 50 8-foot tables set for a community lunch in the middle of downtown Greenville’s Main Street is hard to imagine, but it won’t be for long. On Nov. 25, all of Greenville is invited to pull up a chair at one massive table and share a meal at the first Gratefull GVL community potluck. 11:30am-1:30pm on the bridge on the 400-block of S. Main Street. There are no requirements to attend, no agenda to be had, no cost to eat. Instead, the potluck is just an opportunity to find connection as people, and hopefully to develop a richer community in the process. They will take care of providing basic food items but feel free to contribute a dish if you wish! Just be sure to bring your dish in a disposable container. If you are a restaurant or commercial food operation and you wish to contribute a large quantity of food, please sign up here.
For Our Four-Legged Friends
Kitten season is slowing down. But there are still kittens available at the Humane Society and Greenville County Animal Care. There is always a need for fosters for babies and adults alike.
Bark in the Park will be held Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 11 AM – 3 PM at Sunset Park in Mauldin. Food, games, prizes, entertainment, vendors, adoptable dogs and a whole lot more! Proceeds benefit the Greenville Humane Society. Walk-a-thon prior to festival begins at 10:00 am
As the largest open-admission shelter in the state, Greenville County Animal Care is doing a great job in getting to “no-kill” status (90% save rate). During the first 6 months of 2019, they did not drop below the 90% level! This GCAC is definitely NOT the “dog pound” of years past which still receives unwarranted criticism. To see a great enlightening article, check out this site.
Greenville Animal Care Services along with Partners in Animal Care will hold the last Yappy Hour of the year on Sunday, October 27, at Brewery 85 between 2 and 4pm. For $12, you and your friends can unwind to the music with 2 cold brews and snacks. Leashed, friendly dogs WELCOME! Proceeds benefit Greenville Animal Care Services.
Grab your friends and your fur babies and mark your calendars! The Universal Joint in Cooperation with Greenville County Animal Care is holding its 5th Annual Barktoberfest Fundraiser on Saturday, October 19th from 2-5pm! Join in the fun: Doggy Costume Contest, Silent Auction, Raffle, Local Vendors, Food & Drink Specials, On-site Adoptions with Greenville County Animal Care.
A Heads-up to our Neighbors: Many of you may have seen the post on Nextdoor last week about a resident and dog who were charged by a pit bull near McDonald St and E. Hillcrest around 10:30pm. The owner of the 2 pit bulls was on the other side of the street – had them on leashes but reportedly had zero control – one slipped off its collar and attacked the resident’s dog. He fought him off while the owner tried to control the other pit bull. The dog that was attacked was not aggressive – the owner said it was totally unprovoked. The dog owner got control, and the only comment the pit bull owner made was “that’s why I walk them at night.” The resident was not bitten, but a few vet bills later, it was still a bit traumatic, for the person and also the dog (who weighs close to 100 lbs).
We had another member who saw the same dogs when he was walking his 2 dogs (one of which is a senior) this week on E. Mountainview between N. Main and McDonald. In both cases the pit bulls were wearing LED collars. We are posting this strictly to warn our members and neighbors about situations like this. Unfortunately, owners can’t always control their aggressive dogs, and they are not always pit bulls. They should probably be walking one at a time if this is the case. And if this had happened to a child or smaller or older dog the outcome might have been much worse.
If this should happen to you, please call the police immediately, especially if it’s after hours when animal control can’t be reached. By ordinance definition, such dogs are termed vicious and dangerous and action will be taken. Take pictures of any injury and of the person and the dog(s) if possible. Some dog owners carry a stick or water bottle, but that’s probably not going to do much good in this case. Please be alert and be careful.
Fall in Your Yard
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. And leave those dried flower seed heads. They are a source of food for birds. If we can start getting some rain or you have an irrigation system, it’s 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!
The city has 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.
“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.
As fall arrives our backyard birds are going through even greater changes in their lives than we are. They may change the foods they eat, their social arrangements, plumage and even where they live. Most of our backyard birds have been eating protein rich insects in summer and feeding them to their young. In fall, they may change to feeding on the ripening seeds and berries, partly because of the abundance but also because insects are becoming scarce as winter approaches. Fall is a season of active bird migration in South Carolina. Much of this migration; however, is seldom noticed by observers because it occurs at night. During the clear quiet predawn hours in fall it is often possible to hear various flight call notes from the passing parade of migrant thrushes and wood warblers overhead. Other birds migrate by day, being consequently more visible and sometimes spectacular, as a few species congregate in large numbers during their flight south.
Did You Know?
”Glass collisions kill up to 1 billion birds in the United States each year. Both common and rare species are at risk. Recently, there’s been some promising momentum toward addressing this danger, as some cities and states have formalized bird-friendly strategies. A number of cities, for example, passed local ordinances to use bird-friendly glass and lighting practices that reduce the risk of bird collisions. The bird-friendly building design, which ABC (The American Bird Conservancy) and other partner groups helped to draft and elevate among the architectural community, serves as a good starting point for these local ordinances.” Click here to learn more about ABCs Glass Collision Program.
Wouldn’t it be great if this idea could be incorporated into new buildings being built here in Greenville, especially the tall buildings like those being proposed for the County Square redevelopment?
According to climate data from 1884 to the present, the average maximum temperature for Greenville in Oct and Nov is 73 and 64°F, respectively, and the average low is 50 and 41°F. The maximum highs were 98 on Oct 3, 2019 and 86 on Nov 1, 1964. The maximum low temperatures were 72 on the Oct 4,1991 and 69 on Nov 5, 1977. The minimum high temperatures were 41 on Oct 26, 1926 and 25 on Nov 25, 1950. The minimum low was 25 on Oct 29, 30 & 31 in 1976, 1910 and 1893. Average rainfall is 3.44” in Oct and 3.7” in Nov. Maximum daily precipitation (rain) was 7.24” on Oct 16, 1932, and 3.61 on No 28, 1948. On Nov 15, 1906, Greenville recorded 4.0” of snow. http://www.dnr.sc.gov/climate/sco/index.php
The Earth just had its warmest September on record, tying a mark set in 2016, Regions with the most markedly above average temperatures included the central and eastern USA. The data continues Earth’s hot streak, with June being the warmest June ever, and July the warmest month in recorded history. August was the second hottest August since records began. This all contributed to the warmest summer on record for the Northern Hemisphere, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “The recent series of record-breaking temperatures is an alarming reminder of the long-term warming trend that can be observed on a global level.
If you’re thinking ahead and wondering when to see fall colors in South Carolina, then here are some insights about the best dates for each part of the state – as determined by the experts at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Beginning right around October 26 the Upstate can expect to see a partial transformation. By November 2nd, the transformation in the Upstate will have progressed closer to a peak. During the week of November 9 through November 16, the color spreads toward the coast into the Midlands, while the Upstate hits the time frame for peak fall foliage in South Carolina. Colors in the Greenville area and beyond should be spectacular during this week.
If you’re traveling and want a look at predictions for the entire country by date, click here.
Our warm, dry fall may delay color change somewhat. But the weather is just one factor that influences their color. The shorter amount of daylight is the primary trigger for the color change. As the nights become longer and colder, chlorophyll production slows and eventually stops. Without chlorophyll, the yellow and orange pigments of the leaves become dominant, resulting in the many beautiful colors of fall. Warm, sunny days with cool nights are the ideal conditions for a colorful change. Soil moisture is also important. Both drought and excessive rainfall can be detrimental to a spectacular foliage season.
Thank You to our Business Members
Keep your dollars in your community. We have numerous businesses that 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 are a business and would like to see your company listed on our website, please join the NMCA today! Businesses do not have to be located in 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)
- 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)
- ATH Interiors, LLC. (864.520-1600)
- 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)
- Allen Tate Realtors (864.386.3180)
- Austin Nelson Property Solutions, LLC. (864.735.7091)
- 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)
- Coffee Underground (864.298.0494)
- D’als Pizza LLC (864.252.4700)
- Drop-in Store (864.242.0111)
- Greenco Beverage (864.242.1464)
- Hall of Fame Sports Grill (864.346.8378)
- Henry’s Smokehouse (864.232.7774)
- 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
- Arrive’e (864.275.2084)
- 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)
- 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
- Brainstorm Signs (864.377.4264)
- 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)
City Council Formal Meeting and Work Session schedules can be found at http://www.greenvillesc.gov/city_government/meet.asp
Kidding Around Greenville has a comprehensive list of things to do in Greenville. Be sure to check it out.
The Hughes Main Library has numerous programs for adults and children. Check out their calendar.
The Children’s Museum has great programs for kids. Check out 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.
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. The Greenville Collection is now the largest and the most complete collection of Andrew Wyeth’s watercolors owned by any public museum in the world. The GCMA boasts a particularly strong collection of works by South Carolina artist Jasper Johns.
Ongoing – Dancing at the Sears Shelter (McPherson Park). Line Dancing each Tuesday from 6:15-8pm. Greenville Lindy Hop, Thursdays, 7-11pm. $4 per class for city residents. Greenville Swing, Tuesdays, 7 – 10pm. $2 per class. Greenville International Folk Dance. Mondays, 7-9pm. 6-week course: $15. Call 864-467-4326 for information or to register.
Check out the classes at the Swamp Rabbit Grocery and Café.
There’s always something happening at the Community Tap.
Deep Flow Yoga – Tues/Thur. 9am. Log Cabin at McPherson Park. $8/class. Began Sept 3
Check the Greenville Parks & Rec Community Center website for other classes.
Ongoing – Upstate Pickleball. Click here to see dates and venues. What started out as a few friends getting together to play Pickleball has blossomed into a growing athletic and social community with about 400 players in the Upstate. New to pickleball, click here to learn more.
Oct 11- 13 – Bank of America 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 16 – City Council Candidate Debate. 6 – 7:30pm. Hughes Library. Open to the public.
Oct 17 – Upstate Light the Night Walk. 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Conestee Park. To celebrate and memorialize those surviving blood cancers.
Oct 17 – Planning Commission Public Meeting on County Square Redevelopment Proposal (this is the first item on the agenda) – 4pm. 10th Floor Council Chambers at City Hall. More information can be found at our website.
Oct 18 – Karaoke: With “Triple B”. Northgate Soda Shop. 8:30 Pm To 12:30 Am. Scaryoke And Costume Contest – Prize for best costume. The kitchen will be open until 9 pm.
Oct 18-20 & 25-27 – Boo in the Zoo. 4:30 – 7:30 pm. Featuring 20 trick or treat stations, character photo opportunities, including princesses, an extinct species graveyard, Dragon Alley and Alice’s Fun House.
Oct 19 – Read Up Greenville. 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM @ Peace Center. Read Up, Greenville is an annual celebration of Young Adult and Middle Grades books and authors. By bringing teens in close contact with authors through book signings, panels and interactive events, the festival will encourage youth to continue their love for reading and hopefully encourage non-readers to become readers. With book sales, author signings, panel discussions and keynote speakers, Read Up is a day of celebration of Young Adult literature.
Oct 19 – Trails for Wishes 5K. 5K trail walk/run benefitting Make-A-Wish SC.
Oct 25 – Library Fall Book Sale. Friends of the Greenville Library Book Sale Warehouse. Fri, Oct 25 • 3p-7p• Friends members only. Sat, Oct 26 • 10a-5p • Open to the public. Sun, Oct 27 • 1p-5p • Open to the public • 50% off.
Oct 26 – NMCA Fall Social. 4:30 – 6:30pm. Northgate Soda Shop.
Oct 26 – Sphinx Run Fest. 6:15am – 1pm. Fluor Field. Visit website for information on all runs.
Oct 28 – A Special Halloween Music Bingo, Northgate Soda Shop. 6:30 – 8:30 pm with “TRIPLE B”. Happy Hour is from 5 – 7 with a beer and burger (anyway you want it) special for $5.99. Winners will receive a gift certificate.
Nov 3 – “Fall Back”. Daylight Savings Time ends. Remember to set your clocks back one hour. You will have more light in the mornings.
Nov 5 – General Election. Important for our community as we will be voting for 2 city council candidates!
Nov 9 – Fall Harvest Festival. 9am – 3pm. Roper Mtn. Science Center.
Nov 18 – NMCA Neighborhood Meeting with GPD on Crime Prevention During the Holidays. 6:30pm. Sears Shelter.
Nov 25 – Grateful GVL. City-wide potluck free meal for the people of Greenville to gather together at one long table down Main Street the Monday before Thanksgiving.
Nov 25 – City Council Public Meeting on County Square Redevelopment Proposal. (1st Reading & Vote) 5:30pm 10th Floor Council Chambers at City Hall
Nov 28 – Turkey Day 8K. 8K Run, Family Fun Run and Walk, ¼ Mile Tot Trot.
Dec 9 – City Council Public Meeting on County Square (2nd Reading) 5:30pm 10th Floor Council Chambers at City Hall. (IMPORTANT NOTE: There will be 2, possibly 3 new council members who have not previously voted on this)
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