Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Through Saturday, January 17
Chapman Cultural Center
Poetry Slam hosted by Moody Black
Saturday, January 10
TK Gregg Recreation Center
Race For The Grasshopper 5K
Saturday, January 10
Music Sandwiched In - SPO Brass Quintet
Wednesday, January 14
Spartanburg County Public Library Headquarters
art walk spartanburg
Thursday, January 15
Sculptor Mark Gordon Exhibit
Friday, January 16 - Thursday, February 19
MASTERWORKS IV - Paper! - SPO with David Cossin, percussion
Saturday, January 17
Walk As One
Saturday, January 17
Mt. Moriah Baptist Church
MLK Day of Service
Monday, January 19
The Hangar @ 1st Baptist Spartanburg
MLK Unity Celebration
Monday, January 19
Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Sunday, January 25
David Reid Theatre
Historical Association's Annual Meeting
Sunday, January 25
Music Sandwiched In
Wednesday, January 28
Spartanburg County Public Library Headquarters
Friday, December 12, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
The home tour will feature a horse-drawn carriage, luminary-lined streets, musicians filling the neighborhood with the sounds of Christmas and homes decked out in Christmas finery. Featured homes are 229 W. Hampton Ave., Kimberlie and Luke Hammond; 203 West Hampton Ave., Tammy and David Stokes; 252 West Hampton Ave., Barry Whitfield and Kenny Covington; 194 West Hampton Ave., Abby Pace and Maia Thrailkill; and Allan and Nadine Odom, 346 South Spring St.; and Montessori Academy, 384 and 352 South Spring Street.
Tickets are being sold at a variety of outlets throughout Spartanburg prior to the tour. On the days of the tour, tickets will be sold at Montessori Academy, which has been located in the Hampton Heights Historic District since 1985 and which recently expanded by restoring one of the historic homes on South Spring St. to accommodate middle school students.
Alan and Nadine Odom are relative newcomers to the historic district, moving into their restored home on Spring St. 18 months ago. They moved to Spartanburg from Elizabeth City, NC, where they had renovated another older house.
Tickets for the event are available at Preservation Trust, 226 South Spring St.; Hip Hip Hooray, 2660 Reidville Road # 5; Theodore Morris, 571 E. Main St.; and Upstate Forever, 100 E. Main St., Ste. R-4. Admission is $15 for advance tickets, $20 on the weekend of the tour. Children under 12 will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult. A group rate ticket of $10 is available for groups of 15 or more. For information, contact Tammy Stokes, 864-237-2900 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Dramatic performers, musicians, working artists and community organizations immerse festival-goers in a swirling array of sights, sounds and activities typical of the Victorian era. These include living window displays depicting scenes of the holiday season and from Dickens's "A Christmas Carol," street entertainers, strolling carolers, hand bell choirs, marching suffragettes, chestnut roasters and other Victorian inspired activities.
"Dickens" begins at 6 pm with a Dickens Parade; featuring Victorian costumed characters, singers, musicians and anyone who wants to join in. Denny’s annual tree lighting ceremony takes place at 7:30 pm in Denny’s Plaza. This event is free and family friendly. For more information contact 864.582.2776 or visit The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
A searchlight in the sky will lead the way as the Hub City Writers Project hosts a Hollywood-style book launch Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 7-9 p.m., in the lobby of the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, where a multitude of stars frolicked over the years. On hand for this special event will be Elvis Presley, Richard Nixon, Dale Earnhardt, three dozen authors, a big pile of books, and much, much more.
Spartanburg High School students are dressing up as characters for the book-signing event, including three who will perform as the Kingston Trio.
Stars Fell on Spartanburg presents eyewitness accounts of dozens of celebrity stopovers in the Hub City. These stories are told through personal essay, oral history, and, to spice it up, poetry, fiction, and song. Pop culture meets local history and creative writing in this entertaining, illustrated volume that has something for everyone.
Fifty writers and storytellers take you along on their adventures: fetching a soft drink for Elvis Presley at the Carolina Theatre, sharing a microphone with the Beach Boys, chauffeuring football legend Bart Starr. They invite you to go antiquing on Main Street with Martha Stewart, to sneak up on Julia Roberts at the local ballpark, to eat a fancy dinner with actress Joanne Woodward, and to visit heavyweight champ Jack Dempsey in the old Cleveland Hotel.
They take you on the tour bus with Hank Williams Jr., to a downtown poolroom with a barefoot Harry Connick Jr., and back in time to encounter baseball giant Ty Cobb, famous evangelist Billy Sunday, and renowned scientist George Washington Carver. You'll see the stars as you never have before and bear witness to a Southern city's dance with fame.
Stars Fell on Spartanburg is the 35th title published by Spartanburg’s Hub City Writers Project, a non-profit literary arts organization founded in 1995. The paperback book sells for $11.95 and is available at area stores or at http://www.hubcity.org/.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Feed the Community is an annual event that was first begun 19 years ago to ensure everyone enjoys a hearty meal on Thanksgiving Day. Last year, approximately 6,000 meals were prepared and the number is expected to exceed 7,000 this year.
To volunteer this Thanksgiving call 582-7556.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Spartanburg Young Professionals has announced their event line-up for the rest of 2008. For more information concerning SYP(pronounced "sip")visit their website or e-mail email@example.com.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
OPEN MIC NITE @ the Showroom at Hub-Bub
Saturday, October 25, 7pm-10pm
Door Prizes, including an iPod!Open to all High School Students
Pizza, Drinks, & Snacks Available for Sale.$5 at the door for students/$10 for adults.
Bands, Instrumentalists, Singer/Songwriters, Slam Poets, and Actors wanted! Must sign up in advance to perform! Spaces are filling quickly!Need more info? Wanna sign up to perform? Contact L. Hurley at 864.562.4199.
Sponsored by Youth Voices & the Spartanburg Youth CouncilYouth in Philanthropy Project FundraiserAll Proceeds Benefit Spartanburg Non-Profits Serving Youth and Education.
This group of students ages 11-17 has been around for only 2 years, and already they've established a presence in Spartanburg, and a reputation for their commitment to our community. Nominated by members of the Spartanburg Youth Council, they include students of all different backgrounds, opinions, ideas, and beliefs. They are united to raise awareness of youth issues, and to steadily increase their fundraising through the Youth in Philanthropy Project.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Legally Blonde? Nope, not that one either.
Marisa Axelrod and Brooke Jackson, contestants on the CBS hit show The Amazing Race will be pink and blonde at Barnet Park on Sunday October 12th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Barnet Park will host Amazing Race 'like' competitions and there will be one GRAND prize winning team upon the finish line of the event. Afterwards, kick-back with some friends and good food to watch episode 3 of Season 13's Amazing Race shown live on stage.
Team Pink, consists of two Southern Belles who would not dare leave the United States without wearing their signature pearls and pink attire. Their blonde ambition and Southern charm helped them out on their own travels across the globe. Please come out and support the girls that represented South Carolina in pink with pride.
Tell all of your friends to come out and join in on the Team Pink Palooza!
Please pre-register online at http://www.teampink.com/ or call (864)278-9706.
Team Pink pride at Barnet Park and fun for all looking for a good race.
Monday, September 29, 2008
South Carolina State Treasurer Converse Chellis presented the City of Spartanburg the State’s inaugural State Treasurer’s Award for Financial Excellence on Thursday, September 25, 2008 in City Council Chambers. Created to acknowledge and recognized any individual, the City of Spartanburg exemplified outstanding financial management.
Treasurer Chellis, in presenting the award to Mayor Bill Barnet said, "As we have all recently witnessed, we are living in very unnerving and very uncertain financial times. Having people at the wheel who understand how to manage financial resources is more important than ever."
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Help McCarthy Teszler School by voting three times a day for the Lots! 2 Give contest until July 22, 2008.
Visit http://www.lots2give.com/Vote2.aspx and type in 29301 to find the school.
The school serves 240 students, ages 3-21, who are mentally, orthopaedically and emotionally disabled. Their dream is to provide the students with a natural outdoor playground which will enable all students to participate in "adaptive outdoor activities" with other children.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
The Preservation Trust of Spartanburg is pleased to announce the launch of their new blog! Make plans to check them out at least once per week to be updated on important news, project photos, tips on owning and maintaining a historic home, various preservation-related topics, etc.
We hope you will visit often and post comments:
Friday, June 27, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
The new sculptures by artist Doug McAbee are finally in downtown Spartanburg! Below is a link to a great article that appeared in the Spartanburg Herald Journal today.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Mark your calendars for this Friday, June 20, 2008 to participate in the CreativeSpark! Parade in downtown Spartanburg at 4p.m. The route begins at the Denny’s Tower and will end at the Clock Tower in Morgan Square.
SPARK!,collaboration between Converse College and Wofford College, inspires ”dynamic and creative collaboration among local college students to be shared with the community.”*
Take a moment to click on the video to get a taste of what you’ll see in just a few days!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
Be the Difference
One of the most important things each young leader must realize is his or her value as an individual. When you realize your own high worth as a person, you can see the high value of each individual in society, regardless of age, race, ethnicity,
socio-economic status, and the endless stream of ways we can categorize ourselves and other people. This view of people is what really colors the way we see the world. How you see and treat yourself and others is also the foundation for the respect, character, and integrity vital in any leader—of any age.
And, because of your own inherent value, you matter, your choices and decisions matter, and have a far-reaching effect on the people around you and closest to you, as well as the people in your broader community. As a young person and young leader, you have the potential for an incredible impact on your community. That impact can be the most positive kind: you can be the difference. You can educate yourself on the issues, problems, and on-going solutions in your community, and determine how you can help and how you can be a part of the solution. And, remember that being the difference does not stop with simply making a difference in your community. You can be the catalyst for positive change. You can be the change.
Imagine what you want to see in your world, and how things could be. You can be the change you want to see. Change often starts with small steps, but it always takes hope, dedication, hard work, and the determination to never, never give up.
Mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual Youth Summit scheduled for August 14, 2008 at The Hangar. For more information contact 562-4199.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Cornhole De Mayo II
Tournament - Saturday, May 3
10am - 9pm
Broad Street near Converse
in case of rain - the Cornhole tournament will be held in the Kennedy St. Parking Garage.
Rules of the Tournament: OPEN DOUBLES
(STARTS AT 10:00 AM)
The Cornhole deMayo II tournament games will be played in accordance with
rules of the American Cornhole Association.
• 32 teams - first come basis
(total available team participation count varies by ACO city location)
• $40.00 per team / $20.00 per player
• All teams guaranteed seven games against seven different teams
• Open to all ages, no ACO Pros allowed
• Tournament format is three step process
• ROUND ROBIN – teams are placed into a round robin in which seven games will be played by every team in the tournament, the top four teams from each round robin grouping will move onto the Bracket 16 Challenge but first must seed themselves in the Frame Game Seeding Round.
• FRAME GAME SEEDING ROUND– each of the remaining sixteen teams will throw a team frame game with the highest score becoming the one seed and the lowest score being the sixteen seed. All other teams will be seeded accordingly, based on the result of their frame game.
• BRACKET 16 CHALLENGE – 16 best teams will be competing for the first place trophy in the best of three series with the first team to win two games in a match moving forward and the loser is finished.
• There will be trophies for first and second place finishers.
• There will be sponsorship prizes as well for some of the top teams, to be determined.
• There will be no cash payout, we are only charging you $20.00 for an awesome afternoon of cornholing with your buddies. Cheaper than golf or an afternoon at the movies. It’s all about the love of the game, socializing and giving you great bang for your 20 bucks.
• Food and beer will be available for purchase.
• 32 players - first come basis (total available team participation count varies by ACO city location)
• $50.00 per player
• All players guaranteed seven games against seven different players
• Open to all ages, ACO Pros, Semi-Pros, Amateurs welcome, if you think you have game, put your money where your mouth is.
• 80% Cash Payout to top 8 players – payout based on participation
• Tournament format is three step process
• ROUND ROBIN – players are placed into a round robin in which seven games will be played by every player in the tournament, the top two players from each round robin grouping will move onto the Bracket 16 Challenge but first must seed themselves in the Frame Game Seeding Round. We will accommodate our ACO Pros & Semi-Pros by dividing them up in as many different groupings as possible so as not to have them all in one round robin group.
• FRAME GAME SEEDING ROUND– each of the remaining sixteen players will throw a full ACO Skills Challenge (which will be used to give them a world ranking as well), with the highest score becoming the one seed and the lowest score being the sixteen seed. All other players will be seeded accordingly, based on the result of their frame game.
• BRACKET 16 CHALLENGE – 16 best players will be competing for the first place trophy in the best of three series with the first team to win two games in a match moving forward and the loser is finished.
• The top eight players will earn points applied to their CORNYFORTY standings based on a formula the ACO has put in place to gauge the strength of competition at that particular TopGun Tournament.
TOP GUN SINGLES NEED TO BE THERE NO LATER THAN 2:30PM.
REGISTRATION FOR TOP GUN SINGLES WILL END FRIDAY APRIL 25TH.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
The Mayor's Service Board is a brand-new initiative of the Spartanburg Youth Council and the United Way.
Although small now, the goal is to eventually have one representative from each service and leadership group at each public and private high school in the county. Membership is open to any interested high school students. Its purpose is to encourage leadership through service in our community.
The Mayor's Service Board, after learning of many of the issues Spartanburg faces, decided to focus on youth and education for 2008.
They chose to adopt a school, and after touring some, and meeting with the principals, chose Mary H. Wright.
They then decided to hold a Reading Celebration on April 17th, Spartanburg Youth Council's Literacy Day.
Reading Celebration @ MH Wright: 2:30-5:30 on Thursday April 17th.
The event will include a kick-off with the Mayor, a birthday celebration for Principal Pat Paul, pizza, cake, and ice cream; reading games and activities, face painting, a moon bounce, door prizes, and free books for the students!
The Mayor's Service Board has worked hard to solicit donations for food, drinks, and prizes, in addition to collecting nearly 1,000 books in just a few short weeks! Need more information? Contact L. Hurley at 864-562-4199.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Thursday, April 24th
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Host: Moody Black
Door Prizes, including an iPod!
Open to all High School Students
$5 at the door for students/$10 for adults.
Need more info? Contact L. Hurley at 562.4199
Sponsored by Youth Voices in part of the Spartanburg Youth Council:
All Proceeds Benefit Spartanburg Non-Profits Serving Youth and Education
Be heard. Make an Impact.
This group of students ages 11-17 has been around for only 2 years, and already they've established a presence in Spartanburg, and a reputation for their commitment to our community. Nominated by members of the Spartanburg Youth Council, they include southside, westside, eastside, northside and countryside; students of all different backgrounds, opinions, ideas, and beliefs. Each is united to raise awareness of youth issues, and to steadily increase their
fundraising through the Youth in Philanthropy Project.
Last year, Youth Voices' YIPP raised $12,000 to benefit youth and education in Spartanburg. Their goal this year: even more. In addition to their usual fundraising, they want to increase public awareness of their efforts and the indispensable role young people can play in making a difference in their own community. Their idea: Give all youth a voice and an opportunity to pitch in. The forum: Open Mic Nite at Hub-Bub.
So, got a talent? Want to be heard? Want to join an effort to make a difference? See you there.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Talk20 Spartanburg invites everyone to be a presenter of YOUR thoughts, YOUR passion, YOUR art, YOUR research, YOUR ideas.
Presenters get 20 images to show – and 20 seconds to talk about each one, no more, no less – in front of an audience that gathers 3 times a year at the Showroom @ Hub-Bub. Topics range from sculpture to the history of punk rock to the history of Spartanburg’s streetcar system. Take a vicarious walk in someone else's shoes, or just gain a fresh perspective at Talk20 Spartanburg.
Talk20 events also are happening in Boston, Chicago and other cities around the world, including Barcelona, Spain.
Spartanburg's event is intended to spur creativity and dialogue while giving people a forum to share a topic of interest they might not otherwise have -- their climb of Mount Kilimanjaro, for instance. Or the experimental aircraft one local man constructs and flies himself. No subject is too offbeat!
For more information, or if you are interested in presenting, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general information visit http://www.talk20.org/
This blog will highligh and promote the events of our Creative Energy Partners. To get more information on becoming a partner, click on the tabs on the home page.
Interested? Then e-mail Amanda Ingram at email@example.com.
Bookmark this blog and check it often to find out what is new and happening with Creative Energy! We hope this blog will provide a forum for your creative interests.
We are excited to start this wonderful initiative and invite you all to join in on our journey….thank you!