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Upstate Weekend


Oct. 13 to 16, 2011

A menu of events across Upstate South Carolina.

Fall for Greenville
What: The annual festival in downtown Greenville features local restaurants, entertainment, live music, beer and wine.
When: Friday, 5 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 7 p.m. Get the schedule here.
Where: Main Street in downtown Greenville.
Cost: Click here for ticket information.

Main Street Trolley’s Spartanburg Ghost Tour
What: Main Street Trolley LLC hosts the 6th annual Spartanburg Ghost Tour with paranormal investigator, Matt Lovinggood, who will bring recently captured audio and photographic evidence of some of the most haunted places in Spartanburg. Guests will tour aboard a 34 passenger 1920’s signature blue and white trolley.
When: Friday through Sunday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Reservations required. Call 864-574-9876 to reserve a spot.
Where: Magnolia Train Station, 290 Magnolia St., Spartanburg.
Cost: $12 for adults and $10 for children 10 and under.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society walk
What: The S.C. Chapter of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society holds walks across the state each fall to commemorate and celebrate lives touched by cancer. Funds raised support research for cures and patient support services.
When: Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville.
Cost: Donations.

A Night Out for Every Woman
What: Greenville Hospital System’s Life Center invites women to come learn about the latest in women’s health.
When: Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: The Davenport, 230 Trade St., Greer.
Cost: Free. Register here.

Clemson Farmers’ Market
What: Clemson hosts its own Farmers’ Market.
When: Friday, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Patrick Square, Clemson.
Cost: Free.

Jazz on the Square
What: Leisha J will perform in downtown Spartanburg.
When: Friday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Morgan Square, downtown Spartanburg.
Cost: Free.

Observatory of stars and planets
What: The Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville hosts three shows in the T.C. Hooper Planetarium to observe the stars and planets seen through the eighth largest telescope of its kind in the nation.
When: Friday, 7 to 10 p.m. First show starts at 7 p.m. Next show starts at 8:15 p.m.
Where: Roper Mountain Science Center, 402 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville.
Cost: Free.

Rachael’s Run
What: An annual 5K run/walk in memory of Rachael Gleason. Proceeds benefit pediatric cancer research at Children’s Hospital of GHS University Medical Center.
When: Saturday, 8 a.m.
Where: Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville.
Cost: Register here.

Hub City Farmers’ Saturday Market
What: Saturday Market offers a variety of produce, plants, prepared food, cooking demonstrations, children’s activities and live music.
When: Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon.
Where: 298 Magnolia St., Spartanburg.
Cost: Free.

TD Saturday Market
What: The market offers produce, gourmet foods and fresh-cut flowers. Everything is locally grown. There will be live music and interactive events.
When: Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon.
Where: Intersection of Main Street and McBee Avenue, Greenville.
Cost: Free.

10th Annual Hagood Mill Storytelling Festival
What: The 10th Annual Hagood Mill Storytelling Festival and some musical interludes with the James Brothers. It’s hosted by John T. Fowler and features Joada P. Hiatt; Donna Marie Todd, and Michael "Badhair" Williams, members of Clemson Area Story Tellers.
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 138 Hagood Mill Road, Pickens.
Cost: Free.

The Seay House Open House
What: All Seay descendants, cousins and friends are invited to come to The Seay House, Spartanburg’s oldest home, to learn some genealogy research tips, meet family, share stories and have a picnic.
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: The Seay House, 106 Darby Road, Spartanburg.
Cost: Free. Donations encouraged.

VCOM – Carolinas Campus Community Open House
What: The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas Campus will have a community open house to show the aspects of an osteopathic medical education and walk-through its nationally recognized anatomy lab, simulation and technology center, and OMM lab.
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check out the schedule.
Where: VCOM campus, 350 Howard St., Spartanburg.
Cost: Free. Registration is required. Space is limited. Register here.

Michelin hosts Diplom-A-Rama TV Game Show
What: Nine students in third, fourth and fifth grades will compete in a TV Game Show pilot called Diplom-A-Rama. Students were selected by the production company due to their academic excellence and will be quizzed on questions taken from their current curriculums. Three local adult celebrities will help the students during the game. The winner will receive a Michelin college scholarship of $5,000. The TV show will be preceded by a festival on the school grounds that will feature family friendly activities including games and food.
When: Saturday, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Fairforest Elementary School, 1005 Mt. Zion Road, Spartanburg.
Cost: Free.

Synnex Corp. hosts ‘Share the Magic’ fundraiser
What: Synnex Corp. hosts “Share the Magic,” a new annual fundraiser benefiting children’s charities in the Upstate. It includes a dinner as well as silent and live auctions. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Carolina is the major beneficiary of the proceeds and a portion will be distributed to Clement’s Kindness, A Child’s Haven and Pendleton Place. Javier Colon, winner of NBC’s The Voice, will be the featured entertainment.
When: Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: TD Convention Center, 1 Exposition Drive, Greenville
Cost: Get tickets here.

Girls on the Run Mother-Daughter Sleepover
What: Girls on the Run invites moms and daughters, ages seven and up, to a sleepover event. Moms and daughters will enjoy games, contests, morning yoga and more.
When: Saturday, 6 p.m.
Where: Greenville Hospital System Life Center, 875 W. Faris Road, Greenville.
Cost: $25/family of two and $10 for each additional person. Call 864-455-3252 to register.

Shagging in the Park
What: Cowpens hosts an evening of Shagging in the Park. D.J. David O’Quinn will spin a night of beach music in Cowpens Veteran’s Park. Shag dance lessons will be offered.
When: Saturday, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Dance lessons will be from 6:30 to 7 p.m.
Where: Cowpens Veteran’s Park, Palmetto Street, Cowpens.
Cost: Free lessons. Food and drinks available for purchase. Call 864-463-6046 for more information.

Greenville Road Warriors
What: The Greenville Road Warriors play the Reading Royals.
When: Saturday, 7:05 p.m.
Where: Bi-Lo Center, 650 N. Academy St., Greenville.
Cost: Get tickets here.