Hub City Kids April Activity List: What’s Going on This Month?

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April 1

Pictures with the Easter Bunny at Hatcher Garden Woodland Preserve​ (Sunday April 1,1:00pm-4:00pm)​ Saturday, March 31, 10 AM to 3 PM Sunday, April 1, 1 PM to 4PM Printed and Ready to Take Home
4×6=$7, 5×7=$10, 8×10=$15; Package=$25(1 8×10 and 2 4x6s)

April 2

Spring MAKE Camp at Michael’s Stores​ ​(Monday, April 2, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm)​ Cost: $2 – $5 depending on age, supplies included. This camp is aimed at keeping your little makers’ busy during Spring Break with a fun new craft each day! Parents must remain on the premises.

Monday Fun Day – Board Games at Inman Library ​(Monday, April 2, 3:30 – 4:30pm)​ ​Head to the Inman Library to play board games. So many awesome ones to choose from. This program is open to kids up to age 11.

Character Day: Superhero at the Westside Library​ ​(Monday, April 2, 4:30 – 5:30pm) Children up to the age of 12 are welcome to join us for our Superhero Character day. Join us as we do crafts and activities. You won’t want to miss the fun. Feel free to dress up as your favorite superhero. Sign up by calling.

Hatcher Garden Woodland Preserve Woodland Adventures: Storybook Fairies ​(Monday, April 2, 9:00am-12:00pm) ​Enjoy the beginning of Spring Break with story time and a nature walk. We will learn about our woodland preserve, search for good fairy hiding places, and discover what items can be gathered to make our fairy crowns and bracelets. Afterwards we will have a photo shoot wearing our newly made costumes. A healthy fairy snack picnic and a sensory scavenger hunt make everything complete as we then stroll waving our bubble wands back to the gazebo. Here we can dress fairy paper drawings in petals and leaves before caretakers arrive. Wings are optional. $40 per child, ages 4 to 8 years old. All materials included. Register and pay on the event page on Facebook. Caregivers may attend but are not required.

Yoga at Climb Upstate​ ​(Monday, April 2, 7-8pm)Climb Upstate offers Yoga the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Mondays of the month. Free for Members, $5 for guests. All levels welcome. Limited mats and Blocks. RSVP

April 3

Spring MAKE Camp at Michael’s Stores ​(Tuesday, April 3, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm)​ Cost: $2 – $5 depending on age, supplies included. This camp is aimed at keeping your little makers’ busy during Spring Break with a fun new craft each day! Parents must remain on the premises.

STEAM Challenge at Landrum Library​ ​(Tuesday, April 3, 4 – 5pm) ​The challenge this month is to build a birds nest with items provided. You will have access to sticks, feathers and other items found in nature that a bird would use to build a sturdy nest. All materials and a light snack provided.

Lego Club at Inman Library​ ​(Tuesday, April 3, 4:30 – 5:30pm) Join us at our weekly Lego Club every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. We will have all sorts of fun with Legos. Kids will build vehicles, buildings and whatever else they can come up with. This program is open to kids ages 5-11.

Spartanburg Youth Theatre Presents Scenes from “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”​ (T​uesday, April 3, 2018, 6:30 – 7pm) Headquarters Library-Alexander is having a bad day – a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. His day is so awful that he decides that he is going to move to Australia. In this delightful musical adaptation of the popular book, follow Alexander’s rotten day full of a terrible cereal prize, a horrible carpool seat, a no good dentist appointment and a very bad pair of shoes.

April 4

Spring MAKE Camp at Michael’s Stores​ ​(Wednesday, April 4, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm)​ Cost: $2 – $5 depending on age, supplies included. This camp is aimed at keeping your little makers’ busy during Spring Break with a fun new craft each day! Parents must remain on the premises.

Music Sandwiched In ​(Wednesday April 4, 12:15)​ T​he Music Foundation of Spartanburg is proud to present an exciting lineup of performers for its popular series at the Spartanburg County Public Library Headquarters. MSI is an on-going series throughout our season (Fall-Spring), and all concerts are free and open to the public. Join us every other Wednesday in the Barrett Community Room at the main branch of the library from 12:15 – 1:00 pm. Lunch is available for purchase, or you can pack one in. All are welcome! Visit us online for concert line-up and upcoming schedule

Movie Day: Afterschool Explorers at Headquarters Library​ ​(Wednesday, April 4, 4 – 5:45pm)​ ​If you’re not busy for Spring Break join us for the movie “Ferdinand.” Runtime – 108 min. Refreshment provided.

April 5

Spring MAKE Camp at Michael’s Stores ​(Thursday, April 5, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm)Cost: $2 – $5 depending on age, supplies included. This camp is aimed at keeping your little makers’ busy during Spring Break with a fun new craft each day! Parents must remain on the premises.

American Girl Book Club: Meet Caroline at Westside Library​ ​(Thursday, April 5, 4 – 5pm) Head to the Westside Library or American Girl Book Club where we will read: Meet Caroline. We will discuss the book, play a game, do some crafts and of course have some snacks. Books will be available at the front desk to checkout. Sign up is required. Please call 864-574-6815 or by visiting our front desk in person.

Craft Night: Dinosaurs and Fairies at Westside Library​ ​(Thursday, April 5, 6:30 – 7:30pm) Will you be a dinosaur or a fairy? Choose which costume you want to make.

Music on Main ​(Thursday, April 5, 5:30-7:30) ​The once a week concert is held each Thursday evening from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm in Downtown Spartanburg. Hear live music chosen from an eclectic line-up from Blues to Reggae, from Country to Beach.

April 6

Spring MAKE Camp at Michael’s Stores​ ​(Friday, April 6, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm)​ Cost: $2 – $5 depending on age, supplies included. This camp is aimed at keeping your little makers’ busy during Spring Break with a fun new craft each day! Parents must remain on the premises.

Hub City Hog Fest​ (Friday April 6, 5pm- April 7, 11pm)  Hub City Hog Fest is a 501(c)3 organization that raises funds for Mobile Meals of Spartanburg. In our first 5 years, we have raised over $270,000 for Mobile Meals. Come enjoy the sun, bbq and especially the great music lineup of Hog Fest 2018! Free Kids entertainment area!

Kids Night Out at Hearts of Clay​ (Friday, April 6, 6:00 pm)​ You can drop your kids off at Hearts of Clay the FIRST FRIDAY of EVERY MONTH around 6:00 pm! They will feed them dinner and spend time painting pottery, canvases or clay building. Pick up time is 8:15pm. $25 per child. $10 deposit preferred. Reservations needed ahead of time.

Jazz on the Square​ ​(Friday April 6, 5:30-7:30)​ Jazz on the Square is every Friday in April, May, September and October. The open venue provides the entire community an opportunity to enjoy Spartanburg’s beautiful surroundings while listening to great local and regional musicians.

April 7

Hub City Farmers’ Market:​ (Saturday April 7, 8am-12pm)​ Head over to Northside Harvest Park to get some fresh, local produce! The Hub City Farmer’s Market is fun for the whole family! Come support your local farmer! 498 Howard St, Spartanburg, SC 29303

Ms. Baba’s Honey Bears at Headquarters Library​ ​(Saturday, April 7, 10 – 11am) A sensory learning program for children twelve and under and their caregivers. We meet on the first Saturday of each month for stories, songs, chants, rhymes and sensory play.

Musikgarten: Lawson Academy of the Arts at Converse College​ ​(Saturday, April 7, 10:15 – 11am)​ Musikgarten is a music class for children ages 3-5 where kids can enjoy singing, chanting, games, stories and musical instruments! The class is held in the Montgomery Student Center. Contact janae.oshields@converse.edu for pricing! 

Build a Window Birdhouse at Home Depot​ ​(Saturday April 7, 9-12pm)​ Head to the nearest Home Depot for a hands on workshop to build a Window Birdhouse. Your child can personalize the bird house with paint and stickers. The activity is FREE and each child receives a certificate of achievement, an apron, and a pin while supplies last!

The Giving Tree Story Time at Barnes and Noble​ (Saturday April 07, 2018 11:00am) Head to Barnes and Noble for Storytime and activities featuring beloved children’s author Shel Silverstein’s timeless classic The Giving Tree.

Kids Club® Spring Wind Sock at Michael’s Stores ​(Saturday, April 7, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm) Cost: $2, ages 3-8, supplies included.

Kids Club® Spring Kite at Michael’s​ (Saturday, April 7, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm)Cost: $5, ages 6+, supplies included.

Play Day at Play Things A-Plenty​ (Saturday April 7, 11:00am-1:00pm)​ Sign up in store! Limited spaces available!

April 8

Spartanburg Art Museum’s Family Funday: DIY Kites ​(Sunday April 8, 1-4pm DROP IN) ​Join the SAM staff and instructor Mary Harris to make a custom high-flying kite! Bring your kite to the Spartanburg Soaring Kite Festival on April 21! Click here for more information. All materials and supplies are included. Family Fundays are drop-in workshops between 1-4pm. Workshop is located in the SAM 2D Studio, on the 2nd Floor of the East Wing, Chapman Cultural Center.

FREE MAKEathon Kids Club® Frame at Michael’s​ (Saturday, April 8, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm) Enjoy a free Kids Club during the week of MAKEathon! Supplies included.

Sundays Unplugged at Chapman Cultural Center​ ​(Sunday April 8, 1-5 pm)​ Chapman-Cultural Center is open every Sunday afternoon, 1-5 p.m., to provide casual and cultural experiences for those who want to “unplug.” Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg Regional History Museum, Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg, The John F. Green Spartanburg Science Center and the Student Galleries are all open with free admission. In addition, one or more local musicians will perform a free mini-concert at no charge 2-4 p.m. This week’s musician is Michael Cash.

FREE MAKEathon Kids Club® Paper Crafts at Michael’s​ (Sunday, April 8, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm)Enjoy a free Kids Club during the week of MAKEathon! Supplies included.

April 9

After School Fun at Pacolet Library​ ​(Monday, April 9 , 3 – 4pm) ​Enjoy an outdoor adventure.

Spartanburg Youth Theatre Presents Scenes from “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” ​(Tuesday, April 3, 6:30 – 7pm)​ Headquarters Library. Alexander is having a bad day – a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. His day is so awful that he decides that he is going to move to Australia. In this delightful musical adaptation of the popular book, follow Alexander’s rotten day full of a terrible cereal prize, a horrible carpool seat, a no good dentist appointment and a very bad pair of shoes.

Monday Fun Day – Glass Bottle Necklaces at Inman Library ​(Monday, April 9, 3:30 – 4:30pm)​ Head to the Inman Library this Monday Fun Day to create a sand art necklace in a mini glass bottle. This program is open to kids up to age 11.

April 10

FREE MAKEathon Kids Club® Personalized Accessories at Michael’s​ (Tuesday, April 10, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm) ​ Enjoy a free Kids Club during the week of MAKEathon! Supplies included.

Lego Club at the Inman Library​ ​(Tuesday, April 10, 4:30 – 5:30pm)Join us at our weekly Lego Club every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. We will have all sorts of fun with Legos. Kids will build vehicles, buildings and whatever else they can come up with. This program is open to kids ages 5-11.

Legomania at Cowpens Library​ (Tuesday, April 10, 4:30 – 5:30pm) ​Join the Cowpens Library for Legomania. Choose your own adventure, for after schoolers. You will choose from a number of exciting things you can construct with Legos such as building a zip line, maze, or a scene from a favorite book. Snacks will be served.

April 11

FREE MAKEathon Kids Club® Clay Slime at Michael’s​ (Wednesday, April 11, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm)Enjoy a free Kids Club during the week of MAKEathon! Supplies included.

Sprouts! At Headquarters Library​ ​(Wednesday, April 11, 4 – 5pm)​It’s planting time, so let’s paint a cute flower pot and also plant seeds.

April 12

FREE MAKEathon Kids Club® Yarn Craft at Michael’s​ (Thursday, April 12, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm)Enjoy a free Kids Club during the week of MAKEathon! Supplies included.

Clouds In a Jar at Boiling Springs Library ​(​Thursday, April 12, 4 – 5pm)​Join the Boiling Spring Library to trap your own April shower. Learn about the water cycle while completing a cool science experiment all contained in a tiny mason jar. Sign up is required. Please see any staff member to sign up.

Craft Night: Spring Crafts at Westside Library ​(​Thursday, April 12, 6:30 – 7:30pm) Enjoy crafts from spring chicks to April showers.

Music on Main Featuring No Sweat Band​ (Thursday, April 12,5:30-8:30)The once a week concert is held each Thursday evening from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm in Downtown Spartanburg. Hear live music chosen from an eclectic line-up from Blues to Reggae, from Country to Beach.

April 13

FREE MAKEathon Kids Club® Slime at Michael’s​ (Friday, April 13, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm) Enjoy a free Kids Club during the week of MAKEathon! Supplies included.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day ​(Friday April 13, 4:30 and 7:00 pm) ​Alexander is having a bad day…a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day! His day is so awful that he decides that he is going to move to Australia. In this delightful musical adaptation of the popular book, follow Alexander’s rotten day full of a terrible cereal prize, a horrible carpool seat, a no good dentist appointment, and a very bad pair of shoes. Alexander’s struggles with life’s daily dramas will not only entertain, but remind young and old audiences alike that bad days happen to us all—even in Australia. Appropriate for all ages.

Jazz on the Square​ ​(Friday April 13, 5:30-7:30)​ Jazz on the Square is every Friday in April, May, September and October. The open venue provides the entire community an opportunity to enjoy Spartanburg’s beautiful surroundings while listening to great local and regional musicians.

April 14

Hub City Farmers’ Market:​ ​(Saturday April 14, 8am-12pm)Head over to Northside Harvest Park to get some fresh, local produce! The Hub City Farmer’s Market is fun for the whole family! Come support your local farmer! 498 Howard St, Spartanburg, SC 29303

Glendale Outdoor Leadership School Hero Event:​ ​(Saturday April 14, 10:00 am-200pm) ​If you are a local military family, this event at GOLS is for you! There will be firemen and firetrucks from the Glendale Fire Dept, police and emergency workers, and military. They will have food, sweet, treats, and lots of activities for the kids! This event is FREE and open to local military families.

Musikgarten: Lawson Academy of the Arts at Converse College​ ​(Saturday, April 14, 10:15 – 11am)​ Musikgarten is a music class for children ages 3-5 where kids can enjoy singing, chanting, games, stories and musical instruments! The class is held in the Montgomery Student Center. Contact janae.oshields@converse.edu for pricing! 

FREE MAKEathon Kids Club® Tissue Paper Mache at Michael’s​ (Saturday, April 14, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm) ​ Enjoy a free Kids Club during the week of MAKEathon! Supplies included.

FREE MAKEathon Family Event at Michael’s​ (Saturday, April 14, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm) ​ Enjoy a family friendly event! More info coming soon!

Mini Makers Morning Out: Kite Making at Headquarters Library​ ​(Saturday, April 14, 11am-12pm)Spring is in the air and it’s the perfect time to fly a kite or make one. Join professional kite maker Chuck Holmes as he introduces you to the wonder of kite making while teaching you how to build your own kite. The program is free and open to school age children ages 6-12. This program is limited 20 participants. To register call 864-596-3505. Located in the Art Studio at the Headquarters Library.

Barnes and Noble Story Time: Pig the Star ​(Saturday April 14, 2018 11:00am) ​Pig does everything he can to be the star of a photo shoot. When the photographer starts to favor his friend, Pig must try everything to steal back the show! Head to Barnes and Noble for this laugh-out-loud Storytime, with activities to follow.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day​ ​(Saturday April 14, 2:00 pm) Alexander is having a bad day…a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day! His day is so awful that he decides that he is going to move to Australia. In this delightful musical adaptation of the popular book, follow Alexander’s rotten day full of a terrible cereal prize, a horrible carpool seat, a no good dentist appointment, and a very bad pair of shoes. Alexander’s struggles with life’s daily dramas will not only entertain, but remind young and old audiences alike that bad days happen to us all—even in Australia. Appropriate for all ages.

Kite Making 101 at Headquarters Library​ (Saturday, April 14, 2:00-3:00pm) ​Want to learn how to make a kite? During this program, professional kitemaker Chuck Holmes will teach you how to design and construct your own kite. Program is free and limited to 10 participants. To register call 864.596.3505. Located in the Art Studio at the Headquarters Library

2018 Cribbs Kitchen Burger Cook-off benefiting CCP ​(Saturday April 14, 2pm-8pm)​ ​The 2018 Cribbs Kitchen Burger Cook-off benefiting Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas is Saturday April 14! Taste and vote on delicious sliders and enjoy plenty of family fun! There will be inflatables, face-painting, and balloon animals, live music, drinks and corn hole, too! Follow their facebook page to stay up-to-date and to get ticket information as soon as it’s available!

Living History Saturday at Walnut Grove​ ​(Saturday, April 14, 11:00Am-4:00pm) Head out to Walnut Grove for a special living history event! You can take a tour and visit with the South Carolina Independent Rangers while you learn more about life during the Revolutionary War.

The Music of John Williams at Twichell Auditorium​ ​(Saturday April 14, 7:00-9:00 pm) Under the baton of guest conductor John Young Shik Concklin, the iconic film scores of John Williams will come to life in the concert hall! From adventure to romance to tragedy, Williams has worked his magic for 60 years setting the tone to countless movies and television shows. His scores have influenced generations of musicians and music-lovers. COSTUMES ARE WELCOME! What Harry Potter fan doesn’t love the chance to dust off their cloaks and wands. Costumes from Star Wars, Indiana Jones, E.T., Schindler’s List, and Jurassic Park are also welcome! Be sure to check out the the merchandise table for the perfect accessories!

Family PopCorn & Paint at East Main Arts ​ ​(Saturday, April 14, 4:30–5:30 pm) Come paint on a pre-sketched or blank canvas and enjoy puffs popcorn with your family! $8 per person or free for kids 2 and under.

Spartanburg Parks and Recreation Night Hike at the Cottonwood Trail ​(Saturday April 14, 8:00pm) ​A trail which is familiar by day becomes a whole new experience at night! Animals and plants use the nighttime to their advantage, and we can sneak a peek into their world. With your vision reduced, your senses of smell and hearing will take on bigger roles and you’ll experience the outdoors in a completely different way. Ages 5+ with adult. FREE! Registration Required. To register call Liz Walker at 864-562-4199.

Music in the Woods at Croft State Park​ ​(Saturday April 14, 6:00-8:00pm)Every 2nd Saturday April- November you can hear live music at Croft State Park. This week, join musician Rick Childers for a variety of your favorite songs including oldies, country, and gospel classics. Bring a chair, blanket, insect repellent,and a flashlight! Meet behind the Activity Center at the Show Ring. FREE with park admission

April 15

The Music of John Williams at Twichell Auditorium​ ​(Sunday April 15, 2:00 pm) ​Under the baton of guest conductor John Young Shik Concklin, the iconic film scores of John Williams will come to life in the concert hall! From adventure to romance to tragedy, Williams has worked his magic for 60 years setting the tone to countless movies and television shows. His scores have influenced generations of musicians and music-lovers. COSTUMES ARE WELCOME! What Harry Potter fan doesn’t love the chance to dust off their cloaks and wands. Costumes from Star Wars, Indiana Jones, E.T., Schindler’s List, and Jurassic Park are also welcome! Be sure to
check out the the merchandise table for the perfect accessories!

Sundays Unplugged at Chapman Cultural Center​ ​(Sunday April 15, 1-5 pm)​ Chapman-Cultural Center is open every Sunday afternoon, 1-5 p.m., to provide casual and cultural experiences for those who want to “unplug.” Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg Regional History Museum, Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg, The John F. Green Spartanburg Science Center and the Student Galleries are all open with free admission. In addition, one or more local musicians will perform a free mini-concert at no charge 2-4 p.m. This week’s musician in Dirk Schlingmann.

April 16

Monday Fun Day – “Ferdinand” Movie (PG) at Inman Library​ (​Monday, April 16, 3:30 – 5:15 pm) Head to the Inman Library for this Monday Fun Day to watch the new movie “Ferdinand” rated PG. This program is open to kids up to age 11.

Yoga at Climb Upstate​ ​(Monday, April 16, 7-8pm) ​Climb Upstate offers Yoga the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Mondays of the month. Free for Members, $5 for guests. All levels welcome. Limited mats and Blocks. RSVP

April 17

Lego Club at the Inman Library​ (Tuesday, April 17, 4:30 – 5:30pm) Join the Inman Library at their weekly Lego Club every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. We will have all sorts of fun with Legos. Kids will build vehicles, buildings and whatever else they can come up with. This program is open to kids ages 5-11.

LEGO Club at Landum Library ​(​Tuesday, April 17, 4:30 – 5:30pm) Our Lego challenge this month is to build your perfect pizza pie. All materials and a light snack (not pizza) will be provided.

Once Upon a Tuesday Tale: Dolphin Day at Headquarters Library ​(​Tuesday, April 17, 6:30 – 7:30pm) Head to the Headquarters Library as we take story time under water in celebration of National Dolphin Day.

April 18

Music Sandwiched In​ ​(Wednesday April 18, 12:15)​ T​he Music Foundation of Spartanburg is proud to present an exciting lineup of performers for its popular series at the Spartanburg County Public Library Headquarters. MSI is an on-going series throughout our season (Fall-Spring), and all concerts are free and open to the public. Join us every other Wednesday in the Barrett Community Room at the main branch of the library from 12:15 – 1:00 pm. Lunch is available for purchase, or you can pack one in. All are welcome! Visit us online for concert line-up and upcoming schedule

April 19

Turtle Herb Planters at Boiling Springs Library​ (​Thursday, April 19, 4 – 5pm) Listen along as we hear Jan Brett’s Mossy, the story of a turtle who grows a garden on her shell and celebrate Earth Day by testing your green thumb. Make your own turtle herb planter inspired by the story.

Craft Night: Free Crafts Fun Night at Westside Library ​(​Thursday, April 19, 6:30 – 7:30pm) Come for a free form craft night with special surprises, come and make some crazy art.

ArtWalk in Spartanburg’s Downtown Cultural District​ (Thursday April 19, 5:00-9:00pm) Spartanburg ArtWalk is a free self-guided tour through participating galleries across Spartanburg’s Downtown Cultural District. Stop by each 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:00 – 9:00.

Music on Main​ (Thursday, April 19, 5:30-8:30)The once a week concert is held each Thursday evening from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm in Downtown Spartanburg. Hear live music chosen from an eclectic line-up from Blues to Reggae, from Country to Beach.

April 20

Spartanburg Parks and Recreation’s Curiosity Club​ (Friday April 20, 4:00pm) All kids 5-12 years old can come take adventures throughout Spartanburg. Learn about nature with hands-on experience on the trails with fun activities and crafts. Hikes will be easy to moderate. Parents are welcomed. All sessions begin at 4pm. For more information, contact Liz Walker at 864-562-4199 or lwalker@cityofspartanburg.org. This week’s hike is at the Cottonwood Trail-Beechwood Drive Entrance.

Jazz on the Square ​(Friday April 20, 5:30-7:30)​ Jazz on the Square is every Friday in April, May, September and October. The open venue provides the entire community an opportunity to enjoy Spartanburg’s beautiful surroundings while listening to great local and regional musicians.

April 21

Hub City Farmers’ Market:​ (Saturday April 21, 8am-12pm)​ Head over to Northside Harvest Park to get some fresh, local produce! The Hub City Farmer’s Market is fun for the whole family! Come support your local farmer! 498 Howard St, Spartanburg, SC 29303

Farm Fun Day and Plant Sale at Harp and Shamrock Croft​ (Saturday April 21, 10:00am) There will be lots of Vendors, a food truck, live music, and animals for petting. Admission is free and fun for the whole family! 1296 Woods Chapel Road Duncan SC 29334. 

Musikgarten: Lawson Academy of the Arts at Converse College​ ​(Saturday, April 21, 10:15 – 11am)​ Musikgarten is a music class for children ages 3-5 where kids can enjoy singing, chanting, games, stories and musical instruments! The class is held in the Montgomery Student Center. Contact janae.oshields@converse.edu for pricing! 

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth Storytime at Barnes and Noble ​(Saturday April 21, 11:00am)Filled with gentle humor and insight, Oliver Jeffers’ New York Times bestselling Here We Are is a poignant celebration of life on Earth. Head to Barnes and Noble for Storytime, with activities to follow.

Pop Up Storytime at the Landrum Library ​(​Saturday, April 21, 2018, 12:30 – 1pm) Can’t make it to our weekday storytime? Join us on Saturday afternoon for a fun time in the children’s area. Ages 0-10 can enjoy some stories, songs and puppet play. No sign up required.

Spartanburg Soaring! International Kite Festival ​(Saturday, April 21, 2018 11am – 5pm) Chapman Cultural Center launched a community-wide initiative in Spring 2014 called Spartanburg Soaring! to build civic pride, promote healthy outdoor play, and celebrate cultural diversity and creativity. There will be tons of unique kites, food, a kids’ zone, and art! Come by the kids’ activity tent to hang out with us and help decorate a community kite between 11-1!

2018 Spartanburg Earth Day Festival​ ​April 21, 2018 10:00am – 4:00pm) The Spartanburg Earth Day Festival builds community, celebrates the many gifts we receive from Earth, and inspires participation in caring for our planet. Activities for all ages, food, and entertainment.

The Great Gatsby at Chapman Cultural Center​ (Friday and Saturday April 20 and 21, 8:00pm)​ Student $15| Senior $20| Adult $25 Ballet Spartanburg performs F. Scott Fitzgerald’s well known novel of a glamorous and frivolous lifestyle, jazz music and dancing, and the complex love between Daisy Buchannan and Jay Gatsby set in the roaring 1920’s, are brought to life in this new ballet with original set design and choreography by Carlos Agudelo.

Discover Your Watershed​ (Saturday, April 21, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM) Paddle, play and learn about the Tyger River Watershed. This family event is designed to raise awareness about the importance of safeguarding our water resources for future generations through recreational opportunities, educational exhibits and fun activities. Admission is FREE and the first 350 registered guests receive a free lunch! Try out a paddle-board, canoe, kayak or all 3! 
**You DO NOT need to register to attend Discover Your Watershed! Only to receive the FREE
lunch! Or to reserve a watercraft, register.**

Junior Rangers Day at Cowpens National Battlefield​ (Saturday, April 21 10:00 am)Junior Rangers explore, learn, and protect. The Cowpens National Battlefield Junior Ranger program is for ages 6 – 10+. Ask a ranger about becoming a Junior Ranger today! Dress like a colonial for Junior Rangers Day at the Cowpens National Battlefield. 

April 22

Sundays Unplugged at Chapman Cultural Center ​(Sunday April 22, 1-5 pm)​ Chapman-Cultural Center is open every Sunday afternoon, 1-5 p.m., to provide casual and cultural experiences for those who want to “unplug.” Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg Regional History Museum, Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg, The John F. Green Spartanburg Science Center and the Student Galleries are all open with free admission. In addition, one or more local musicians will perform a free mini-concert at no charge 2-4 p.m. This week’s musician is Sydney
McMath.

April 23

Monday Fun Day – Wii Games at Inman Library ​ ​(Monday, April 23, 2018, 3:30 – 4:30pm) Check out Monday Fun Day to play some Wii games. This program is open to kids up to age 11.

Lego Block Party Cyrill-Westside Library​ ​(Monday, April 23, 2018, 4:30 – 5:30pm) Tired of stepping on Legos at home for days and days after playing with them? Join us for our Lego Block Party. With over 55 pounds of Legos – the possibilities are endless and it is our mess to clean up.

April 24

DIY Pieces of Flair at Woodruff Library​ ​(Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 4:30 – 5:30pm) ​Children can design and make their own buttons using their own artwork or from materials provided.

Lego Club at the Inman Library​ (Tuesday, April 24,, 4:30 – 5:30pm) Join us at our weekly Lego Club every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. We will have all sorts of fun with Legos. Kids will build vehicles, buildings and whatever else they can come up with. This program is open to kids ages 5-11.

Mothers Day Artwork Candle and Card Design at Cowpens Library ​ ​(Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 4:30 – 5:30pm)We will design our own unique candle art and cards, for the mom or mother figure in our lives. We will draw a scene then transfer it to the candle. We will also make Mother’s Day Cards. Refreshments will be served.

Once Upon a Tuesday Tale: We Have the Wiggles at Headquarters Library ​(Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 6:30 – 7:30pm)​ Join in on the fun as we read interactive books that are sure to have us moving and giggling all night long.

April 25

Yummy for Your Tummy! at Headquarters Library​ (Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 4 – 5pm) Ready for a tasty snack? Learn how to make easy, healthy snacks.

April 26

Craft Night: SUPER HERO NIGHT at Cyrill-Westside Library ​(Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6:30 – 7:30pm)Make Thor’s Mighty Hammer and other super hero crafts and activities.

FREE ART MOVIE | BELTRACCHI: THE ART OF FORGERY at the Spartanburg Art Museum​ ​ (Thursday April 26, 7:00pm) ​Join SAM for a free movie with free popcorn and a cash bar! 

Music on Main Featuring Justin McCorkle Band​ (Thursday, April 26, 5:30-8:30)The once a week concert is held each Thursday evening from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm in Downtown Spartanburg. Hear live music chosen from an eclectic line-up from Blues to Reggae, from Country to Beach.

April 27

Spring Fling​ (Friday April 27-29, 5:00-10:00pm) ​E​ach year Spring Fling includes a wide variety of food and market vendors, special attractions like the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Criterium cycling race, and our Family Fun Zone for the kids. There’s definitely something for everyone at Spring Fling!

Criterium and Kids Ride​ ​(Friday, April 27)Spartanburg’s fastest night is back! The Crit is a closed-circuit, multi-lap cycling race through Downtown Spartanburg, a part of Spartanburg’s Spring Fling weekend. Registration for the kids ride opens up March 30th. 

Jazz on the Square​ ​(Friday April 27, 5:30-7:30)​ Jazz on the Square is every Friday in April, May, September and October. The open venue provides the entire community an opportunity to enjoy Spartanburg’s beautiful surroundings while listening to great local and regional musicians.

April 28

Hub City Farmers’ Market:​ ​(Saturday April 28, 8am-12pm)Head over to Northside Harvest Park to get some fresh, local produce! The Hub City Farmer’s Market is fun for the whole family! Come support your local farmer! 498 Howard St, Spartanburg, SC 29303

Musikgarten: Lawson Academy of the Arts at Converse College​ ​(Saturday, April 28, 10:15 – 11am)​ Musikgarten is a music class for children ages 3-5 where kids can enjoy singing, chanting, games, stories and musical instruments! The class is held in the Montgomery Student Center. Contact janae.oshields@converse.edu for pricing! 

Saturday Lego Block Party at Cyrill-Westside Library ​ ​(Saturday, April 28, 2018, 10:30 – 11:30 am)​ ​Tired of stepping on Legos at home for days and days after playing with them? Join us for our Lego Block Party. With over 55 pounds of Legos – the possibilities are endless and it is our mess to clean up. There will be a special area for those under the age of 4 to play too.

April 29

Sundays Unplugged at Chapman Cultural Center​ ​(Sunday April 29, 1-5 pm)Chapman-Cultural Center is open every Sunday afternoon, 1-5 p.m., to provide casual and cultural experiences for those who want to “unplug.” Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg Regional History Museum, Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg, The John F. Green Spartanburg Science Center and the Student Galleries are all open with free admission. In addition, one or more local musicians will perform a free mini-concert at no charge 2-4 p.m. This week’s musician in Bill Heacox.

Park Rx Day at Cowpens National Battlefield​ (Sunday, April 29, 1:00pm-2:00pm)Join a park volunteer on a spring plant hike at Cowpens National Battlefield. Wear comfortable shoes, and dress for the weather.

April 30

Monday Fun Day – Scrapbooking at the Inman Library​(Monday, April 30, 2018, 3:30 –  4:30pm)Join us at this Monday Fun Day to create your own scrapbook about yourself or anything you want. This program is open to kids up to age 11.

Yoga at Climb Upstate​ ​(Monday, April 30, 7-8pm) ​Climb Upstate offers Yoga the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Mondays of the month. Free for Members, $5 for guests. All levels welcome. Limited mats and Blocks. RSVP

*Follow us on instagram (@Hubcitykids) and Facebook for more details and reminders about events as well as Giveaways! Also, check out our website, hubcitykids.org !

*Make sure to check the Spartanburg County Public Library website for a full list of activities and storytimes at ALL of the libraries in Spartanburg County! www.spartanburglibraries.org

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At Hub City Kids, our mission is to promote community involvement, local activities, health, and creativity for kids in Spartanburg.  We use visual reminders on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to keep parents up to date with exciting things happening in Spartanburg while also providing creative ways to enjoy the many beautiful places in Spartanburg County.

We are Sarah Kate Abee and Katie Burnett-childhood friends, Spartanburg natives, and moms of preschoolers with hearts for serving children.  This, combined with our professions in the fields of early childhood education and pediatric occupational therapy, gives us a unique perspective and understanding of the importance of keeping kids active and involved in the community.  As we searched for quality activities for our own children, we saw the need for an easy to access resource for parents that compiles local events and opportunities for kids.

A few things you can expect to find on our site includes: pictures of kids' activities in the Spartanburg community, healthy snack ideas, “boredom busters,” scavenger hunts for local trails, and kid friendly community service ideas. While our passion at Hub City Kids is sharing all of the awesome free activities already happening in our community, we also offer advertising services for businesses that align with our four areas of focus.  

You can find Hub City Kids at the Hub City Farmer’s Market the third Saturday of each month, bringing you healthy food ideas for kids, fun games, and resources for local kids' activities. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and make sure to visit our tent at the Farmer’s Market!
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