Is there anything better than having someone plan out the perfect, relaxing day for you?Editor Ana here, and all this gorgeous weather has me wanting to share one of my favorite day trips with y’all. So, pack your sunnies and fine-tune your windows down, hair blowing music, because we’re headed to Saluda, NC.
Announced ○ Calling all country music fans. Eric Church is coming to the Bon Secours Wellness Arena on Dec. 17. Have to make sure you snag a ticket? Then mark your calendar for Fri., May 7 at 10 a.m., because that’s when they goon sale. 🎸
WaterCooler ○ The Greenville Triumph will make itsdebut on national television on Sun., May 16 against Union Omaha on ESPN2.This match between last season’s top 2 teams will be the USL League One club’s first-ever match on national television. ⚽
ICYMI ○ Anew SCDMV branch office opened on Monday at 122 Edgeworth St.(near The Fresh Market off Pleasantburg).The new location is more spacious and used exclusively for SCDMV business. The University Ridge branch permanently closed on Fri., April 2. 🚗
Cause ○ The City of Greenville is looking for volunteers to help with a park clean-up atHessie T Morrah Park on Sat., April 17 and at North Main Rotary Parkon Sat., April 24.Face coverings are required and volunteers are asked to bring their own work gloves. 🌳
ForKids ○ Get ready to *par-tee* at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate.Geo’s Golf: Swinging Through Greenville will be a custom-built putt-putt course that will replace the current traveling exhibit on the third floor of TCMU-Greenville. The exhibit will include 9 unique holes inspired by Upstate locations and landmarks and opens Sat., May 1. ⛳
ComingSoon ○ Willy Taco announced they will beopening a new location in Easley this fall. We haven’t heard any details yet, but we’ll *taco-bout-it* when we know more. 🌮
PlanAhead ○ If you’re headed to a GHFCU Sound Check concert on a Wednesday night this season, we’ve got a #ProTip for you. You can pre-orderacharcuterie board or mealhere from Larkin’s and get it sent directly to your pod during the concert. 🧀
Civic ○ DYK that each week, the City of Greenville produces #GVLthisWeek, a video series that highlights what our local government does to better Greenville? Whether you’re a resident, visitor, or community stakeholder, the series is created with transparency in mind + dedicated to informing all community members. Watch #GVLthisWeek. 🎥Ⓟ
Coronavirus ○ 5,000+. The number of 16 and 17-year-olds that have received a COVID-19 vaccine in South Carolina, according to DHEC. This age group has been eligible to receive the vaccine since March 31.(WACH Fox) ○ VisitSCDHEC’s website for full coronavirus data + stats, andhere for daily positive COVID-19 cases + related deaths in South Carolina.
FeaturedJob ○Looking to work with a company that impacts the health of our community? New Horizon Family Health Services is hiring anExecutive Assistant. Learn about the position here and apply.Ⓟ
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Some new sculptures that were recently installed at Camperdown Greenville are *weaving* the story of our city’s textile history.
The sculptures of “Common Thread” — Camperdown Plaza’s Public Art Project — “are dynamic and playful with sound, light, and color” and are reimagined + oversized versions of common tools in the textile industry — textile warp beams, spools, and weaving shuttles.
Click here to see all the sculptures and their inspiration.
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Drink ○ Wine Tasting on the Patio | Thurs., April 8 | 6 p.m. | Stella’s Southern Brasserie, 340 Rocky Slope Rd. | $25, call (864) 626-6900 for reservations | Enjoy a wine tasting complete with 5 wines + 5 chef-paired small bites.🍷
Active ○ GREENville Mini Golf Tournament | Thurs., April 8 | 10 a.m. for kids 6-12 + 1 p.m. for kids 13+ | McPherson Park | $5/per player | Do your kids have what it takes to be the best putt putter in town? Bring your own club + ball and play to win in this mini golf tournament. ⛳
Arts ○ Paint Party at Lazy Bear Winery| Thurs., April 8 | 6-8 p.m. | Lazy Bear Winery, 644 Hester Store Rd., Easley | $35 | Head out to Easley and *wine* down the week with this fun painting event.🎨
PlanAhead ○ In Real Life Comedy Tour| Fri., April 9 | 7 + 10:30 p.m. | Bon Secours Wellness Arena | $59+ | Get ready to LOL with this show, and don’t forget BSWA has a “no bag” policy. ○ Ice Dye Workshop | Sat., April 10 | 2 p.m. | The Spinning Jenny, 107 Cannon St., Greer | $50 | Learn how to dye a tote bag + bandana with Indigo Tribe while munching on hors d´oeuvres and sipping a specialty cocktail. 🍸 ○ Pucks n’ Paws| Sat., April 10 | 7 p.m. | Bon Secours Wellness Arena | $17+ | Bring your favorite furry friend to the Well to watch the Greenville Swamp Rabbits play. 🐶 ○ Carolina Ballet Theatre presents Enchanted Returns| Fri., April 16-Sun., April 25 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Dancearts Greenville, 255 Service Bay Rd., Mauldin | $70 | Performances will be in-person and streamed online. Ⓟ ○ euphoria’s In The Stars: A Michelin-starred Dinner| Fri., April 23 | 6:30-10 p.m. | Restaurant 17, 10 Road Of Vines, Travelers Rest | $225 | Enjoy picturesque mountain views, wine pairings + food created by celebrated Michelin-starred chef, Gary Menes alongside executive chef Haydn Shaak. Ⓟ
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.
Junior League of Greenville members participating in Little Black Dress Initiative | Photo provided
Calling all women of Greenville. Are you looking to get more involved in the community alongside a group of like-minded women? Meet the Junior League of Greenville. Since 1929, JGL has been a growing space for thousands of young, professional women who want to make animpact. All women who are ages 21+ and residents of Greenville county are eligible to join.
JLG will be hosting several April events where you can learn more about how to become a part of their growing League.
First up is a recruitment happy hourvia Zoom on Tuesday, April 13 from 5:30-7 p.m. BYOB and chat with current Members. Register here. 🥂
Prospective new Members can learn about their Provisional (first) Year and more in-depth info at one of two open houses:
○ Wednesday, April 14 at 6 p.m., in-person at JLG HQ — register here. ○ Saturday, April 24 at 9 a.m. via Zoom — register here.