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Weather ○ 71º | Thunderstorms | 100% chance of rain
Announced ○ In conjunction with World Water Day,Roper Mountain Science Center will unveil the first exhibit — Our Water Story — within the brand new 30,000-square-foot Environmental Science and Sustainability Center on March 22. This large exhibit is an immersive, multi-level experience that visualizes the process of the water cycle through the local Greenville Watershed. 💧 ○ BMW Pro-Am Presented by SYNNEX Corporation tickets arenow on sale to the public. This year’s tournament will return to Thornblade Club + The Cliffs Valley June 10-13. All tickets must be purchased prior to attending this year’s tournament. ⛳
ICYMI ○ Attention — you have extra time to file your taxes. Wednesday afternoon the IRS announced that — because of the hectic year — the new deadline is May 15, instead of April 15. (CNBC)
Biz ○ Lockheed Martin has received its first F-16 from the US Air Force as part of the$900 million contract the company received, establishing the first ever US based F-16 industry depot to support government-owned depot facilities. ✈️ ○ Spartanburg-basedTechStyles is producing areimagined form of textiles which will mix textile roots with revolutionary ideas. The company has launched several new products with the first being the Foundation Collection and TechArt. (GSABizWire)
NowOpen ○ Way back in 2019 we told you that sports betting was coming to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee, NC, and tomorrow The Book — North Carolina’s first sports betting venue — is officially opening to the public. See how to *book* here.
City ○ Today is Transit Driver Appreciation Day. Whether you’re hopping on a busorriding the trolley, don’t forget to thank your driver for all that they do for the community. 🚌
Coronavirus ○ VisitSCDHEC’s website for full coronavirus data + stats, andhere for daily positive COVID-19 cases + related deaths in South Carolina.
Number ○ $56,000+. The dollars given to 42 schools in the Upstate over the last four years via Lowes Foods’ Cart to Classprogram. With the newest round of checksgoing out last month, a total of $900,000 has gone to participating schools in the Carolinas so far. 👏 Ⓟ
It seems like people just can’t get enough of the Greenville Zoo’s new baby giraffe —who, by the way, the zoo announced yesterday is officially named Providence. 😍
Earlier this month the City of Greenville launched a #MemeThisGiraffecontest, and they’ve narrowed it down to three meme entries from Berea Elementary(pictured above and our personal fave), Michelle, or HTurnerPhotos. Click here to see the other two finalists, and cast your vote for your favorite by commenting. They’ll close voting on Fri., March 19 and announce the winner on March 22.
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Dish ○ Food Truck Rollout| Thurs., March 18 | 5-8 p.m. | City of Greer Events Center, 301 E. Poinsett St. | Prices vary | Bring your blankets or chairs and enjoy a fun night of great food and live music. 🌯
Show ○ Kyshona | Thurs., March 18 | 8 p.m. | Genevieve’s at the Peace Center | $200/per table of four | Kyshona balances music with her passion to heal by blending rock, roots, R&B, and folk with lyrical prowess. 🎤
Talk ○ Beyond the Headlines — Understand SC| Thurs., March 18 | 12-12:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free, register here | Get an inside look at the making of The Post and Courier’s weekly podcast with Emily Williams and Gavin McIntyre.
PlanAhead ○ Women’s Leadership Institute at Furman University| Beginning Thurs., April 15 | Virtual | $1,499 | Calling all female leaders — join this leadership development program and learn practical applications of proven leadership theories. Sessions are held every Tuesday + Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. through Tues., June 1. Take a look at all of the modules being covered here. Applications are due April 2. Ⓟ
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.