Hub City Kids Have Fun: What’s Happening in Spartanburg this Month

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September 1
Kids Night Out at Hearts of Clay (Friday September 1, 6 – 8:15pm) $25/child Enjoy a night
out while your kids enjoy a pizza dinner and painting with the Hearts of Clay staff. Reservations
are required ahead of time.

September 2
Hub City Farmer’s Market: (Saturday September 2, 8am-12pm) Head over to Northside
Harvest Park to get some fresh, local produce! There will be live entertainment by solo artist
Mary Norris. The Hub City Farmer’s is fun for the whole family! Come support your local farmer!
498 Howard St, Spartanburg, SC 29303

Build a Pencil Case at Home Depot (Saturday September 2, 9-12pm) Head to the nearest
Home Depot for a hands on workshop to build a Pencil Case! Your child can personalize the
box with paint. The activity is FREE and each child receives a certificate of achievement, an
apron, and a pin while supplies last!

Ms. Baba’s Honey Bears at the Headquarters Library (Saturday September 2, 10-11pm)
Head to the library for 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.

Kids Club® Sprout® Floogal Windsock (Saturday September 2, 2017 10:00 AM – 12:00
PM) $2 They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy making a quick project. Sign up in store
or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.
Barnes and Noble Storytime: Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True (Saturday
September 2, 11:00am) . Head to Barnes and Noble for storytime and activities featuring the
sequel to Uni the Unicorn.

Kids Class at Paint it Up ! (Saturday September 2, 5pm-6:30pm) $10. Cost covers paint,
pre-sketched 9×12 canvas, and brushes. 124 W. Cherokee Street. Chesnee, SC 29323

September 3
Groovin’ in the Park (Sunday September 3, 4-10:30pm) Groovin in the Park is held at Barnet
park and features live music, local bands, food and drink, splash fountain for the kids, and more!
Bring the whole family and a chair or blanket!

Sundays Unplugged at Chapman Cultural Center (Sunday September 3, 2-4pm) 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 Steve
Nadeau.

September 5
STEAM Challenge – DIY Fidget Spinner Landrum Library (Tuesday, September 5,
2017, 4 – 5pm) Make your own fidget spinner. All materials and a snack will be provided.

Lego Club at the Inman Library (Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 4:30 – 5:30pm) The
challenge for the month of August will be to build your favorite animal – real or imaginary.

City Of Spartanburg’s Let’s Play Mobile at Hillcrest Park (Tuesday September 5, 5-7pm)
The Let’s Play Mobile is brought to you by the City of Spartanburg. The mobile recreation
vehicle is filled with fun for kids of all ages! Hula hoops, balls, jump ropes, arts and crafts,
balance beams- just to name a few!

September 6
Grandparents Day Card at the Chesnee Library (Wednesday, September 6, 2017,
11:15am – 12:15pm) Kids have a fun filled morning crafting your very own Grandparents Day
card.

September 7
Pebble Painting Party at the Boiling Springs Library (Thursday, September 7, 2017, 4:30
– 5:30pm) Join the Boiling Springs Library for a Pebble Painting Party. This is for ages 5k-4th
grades. Please sign up at least 48 hours in advance.

Talk Like a Pirate Art at the Cyrill-Westside Library (Thursday, September 7, 2017, 6:30 –
7:30pm) Head to the Westside Library for crafts and fun as we get ready for International Talk
Like a Pirate Day. Feel free to dress and talk like a pirate.

City Of Spartanburg’s Let’s Play Mobile at Saint Matthews Park (Thursday September 7,
5-7pm) The Let’s Play Mobile is brought to you by City of Spartanburg Parks and Recreation.
The mobile recreation vehicle is filled with fun for kids of all ages! Hula hoops, balls, jump
ropes, arts and crafts, balance beams- just to name a few!

September 9
Hub City Farmer’s Market: (Saturday September 9, 8am-12pm) Head over to Northside
Harvest Park to get some fresh, local produce! There will be live entertainment by The
Breakaways. The Hub City Farmer’s Market is fun for the whole family! Come support your local
farmer! 498 Howard St, Spartanburg, SC 29303

Eric Carle Paintbrush Party Cowpens Library (Saturday, September 9, 2017, 10:30 –
11:30am) Join the Cowpens Library for a pop of color and to play with art materials and make
your own creations based on the work of Eric Carle. Stories included, plus coffee and donuts for
moms and dads.

Kids Club® Clay Pot Critters (Saturday September 9, 2017 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM) $2 They
craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy making a quick project. Sign up in store or online, or
just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.

Barnes and Noble Storytime: How to Catch a Monster (Saturday September 9, 11:00am) .
Head to Barnes and Noble for storytime and activities featuring this fun picture book!

September 10
Sundays Unplugged at Chapman Cultural Center (Sunday September 10, 2-4pm)
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 Corey McDaniels.

September 11
After School Fun with Pitter Pebble Painting at the Pacolet Library (Monday, September
11, 2017, 3 – 4pm) Head out to paint rocks to keep and to hide.

Lego Block Party at Cyrill-Westside Library (Monday, September 11, 2017, 4:30 – 5:30pm)
Head to the Westside Library for a Lego Block Party with over 55 pounds of Legos – the
possibilities are endless. There will be a special area for those under the age of 4 to play too.

September 12
Touch a Truck with the Cowpens Fire Department at Cowpens Library (Tuesday,
September 12, 2017, 10:30 – 11:30am) Bring the kids out to meet a real firefighter and get a
close up look at a working fire truck. While you’re here, make a fire engine footprint or handprint
craft to take home.

Lego Club at the Inman Library (Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 4:30 – 5:30pm) Kids will
have the opportunity to play with legos and create vehicles or buildings- real or imaginary. Kids
age 5 – 11.

September 14
Get to Know Your Library Night at Cyrill-Westside Library (Thursday, September 14,
2017, 5 – 7pm) Come enjoy some crafts and games, and if you don’t have your Library card
yet, you can sign up.

Dorman Fine Arts Presents The Snow Queen (Thursday September 14, 7:00pm) Come to
Dorman High School to see an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen.
Tickets are $5 per person at the door. 1050 Cavalier Way, Roebuck SC. More showtimes listed
below.

September 15
City of Spartanburg Parks and Rec CURIOSITY CLUB at the Cottonwood Trail (Friday
September 15 4-6pm) Ages 5-11. Join in on some hands on activities and crafts on local trails.
Hikes will be easy to moderate. Parents welcome. Contact Liz Walker
lwaker@cityofspartanburg.org to register!

Dorman Fine Arts Presents The Snow Queen (Friday September 15, 7:00pm) Come to
Dorman High School to see an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen.
Tickets are $5 per person at the door. 1050 Cavalier Way, Roebuck SC. More showtimes listed
below.

September 16
Hub City Farmer’s Market: (Saturday September 16, 8am-12pm) Head over to Northside
Harvest Park to get some fresh, local produce! There will be live entertainment by Karl Lauber.
The Hub City Farmer’s Market is fun for the whole family! Come support your local farmer! 498
Howard St, Spartanburg, SC 29303

Curiosity Day at Hub City Bookshop (Saturday September 16, 10:30am) Come on down to
the Hub City Bookshop to see a 15 minute skit by Spartanburg Youth Theatre for their upcoming
play, Charlotte’s Web. There will also be a little Curious George for a photo op! 186 West Main
Street Spartanburg SC 29306

Horse Show at Croft State Park (Saturday September 16, 9am-2pm) Every third Saturday of
the month you can see show horses perform at Croft State Park! It starts at 9am at the Horse
Ring! 450 Croft State Park RD Spartanburg, SC 29302

Cottonwood Trail Stream Sweep Hosted by SPACE (Saturday September 16, 9am-12pm)
Head to the Cottonwood Trail to join SPACE, Converse Heights, Fernwood, and Andrews Farm
neighborhood associations for a “Stream Sweep”. This is part of the South Carolina Department
of Natural Resource’s (SCDNR) statewide “River Sweep” event. Registration is free. Wear old
shoes or boots and clothes that can get dirty–volunteers will be working and wading in Lawson’s
Fork Creek.

Kids Club® Fall Leaf Sign (Saturday September 16, 2017 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM) $2 They
craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy making a quick project. Sign up in store or online, or
just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.

Book Signing at the Hub City Railroad Museum with author John Fowler (Saturday
September 16, 10am-12:00pm ) The Hub City Railroad Museum is hosting a book signing with
author John Fowler for his recently released children’s version of Trotting Sally . Trotting Sally is
a book based on the folk hero “Trotting Sally” whose real name was George Mullins, an African
American street musician who was able to rise out of slavery and build a new life.
Barnes and Noble Storytime: Princesses Wear Pants (Saturday September 16, 11:00am) .
Head to Barnes and Noble for storytime and activities related to the book Princesses Wear
Pants.

Dorman Fine Arts Presents The Snow Queen (Saturday September 16, 2:00pm and
7:00pm) Come to Dorman High School to see an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The
Snow Queen. Tickets are $5 per person at the door. 1050 Cavalier Way, Roebuck SC.

September 17
Sundays Unplugged at Chapman Cultural Center (Sunday September 17, 2-4pm)
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 Patrick Lopez.

September 18
Monday Fun Day – Button Making at Inman Library (Monday, September 18, 2017, 3:30 –
4:30pm) Join the Inman Library for Monday Fun Day to make cool buttons to wear on
your shirt or put on your backpack. This program is open to kids up to age 11.

September 19
Lego Club at the Landrum Library (Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 4:30 – 5:30pm) Kids will
have the opportunity to play with legos and create vehicles or buildings- real or imaginary. Kids
age 5 – 11.

Lego Club at the Inman Library (Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 4:30 – 5:30pm) Enjoy
some creative play with legos!

City Of Spartanburg’s Let’s Play Mobile at Duncan Park (Tuesday September 19, 5-7pm)
The Let’s Play Mobile is brought to you by the City of Spartanburg. The mobile recreation
vehicle is filled with fun for kids of all ages! Hula hoops, balls, jump ropes, arts and crafts,
balance beams- just to name a few!

September 20
City of Spartanburg Parks and Rec TEEN Outdoor Adventure Club (Wednesday
September 20, 2pm-5pm) Ages 11-17. Activities will include hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding,
fishing, team challenges, archery, intro to camping, etc. The club will take place during half days
and days when there is no school, based on the Spartanburg School District 7 schedule. ***
(WHERE)

September 21
Spartanburg Greek Festival (Thursday September 21, 11am-2pm) Head to St. Nicholas
Greek Orthodox Church for delicious Greek food, pastries, music, dancing, and shopping. There
will also be a live Greek band and the children will provide Greek dancing exhibitions on
Saturday and Sunday. 697 Asheville Hwy.

Legos and More Headquarters Library (Thursday, September 21, 2017, 3 – 4pm)
For kids ages 4 to 12 who love to create and build.

Legomania Boiling Springs Library (Thursday, September 21, 2017, 4:30 – 5:30pm)
Legomania returns to kickoff some fall fun at the Boiling Springs Library.Head out to show off
your creativity by designing with Legos. Snacks will be provided. This event is for ages 5k- 4th
grades.

Ninja Crafts at Cyrill-Westside Library (Thursday, September 21, 2017, 6:30 – 7:30pm)
Join the Westside Library to celebrate the upcoming movie with crafts and games based on
ninjas. Please feel free to come dressed in your ninja gear.

September 22
Spartanburg Greek Festival (Friday September 22, 11am-10pm) Head to St. Nicholas Greek
Orthodox Church for delicious Greek food, pastries, music, dancing, and shopping. There will
also be a live Greek band and the children will provide Greek dancing exhibitions on Saturday
and Sunday. 697 Asheville Hwy.

September 23
Hub City Farmer’s Market: (Saturday September 23, 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

Hub City Color Run (Saturday September 23, 9:00 am) The Hub City Color Run is an
untimed 5k. Participants can walk, run, bike, or jog the race. You can stop at each coloring
station or run through it. Entry free includes a t-shirt and benefits Jesse Boyd Elementary
School. Registration is $25.00. Race held at Milliken. 920 Milliken Road Spartanburg SC
29303.

Barnes and Noble Storytime: Big Words for Little Geniuses (Saturday September 23,
11:00am) . Head to Barnes and Noble for storytime and activities
Spartanburg Greek Festival (Saturday September 23, 11am-10pm) Head to St. Nicholas
Greek Orthodox Church for delicious Greek food, pastries, music, dancing, and shopping. There
will also be a live Greek band and the children will provide Greek dancing exhibitions on
Saturday and Sunday. 697 Asheville Hwy.

September 24
Sundays Unplugged at Chapman Cultural Center (Sunday September 24, 2-4pm)
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.

Spartanburg Greek Festival (Sunday September 24, 11am-7pm) Head to St. Nicholas Greek
Orthodox Church for delicious Greek food, pastries, music, dancing, and shopping. There will
also be a live Greek band and the children will provide Greek dancing exhibitions on Saturday
and Sunday. 697 Asheville Hwy.

September 25
Monday Fun Day – Scrapbooking at Inman Library (Monday, September 25, 2017, 3:30 –
4:30pm) Head out for Monday Fun Day to create your very own scrapbooks. You can bring
pictures or use the supplies provided. This program is open to kids up to age 11.

Lego Block Party at the Cyrill-Westside Library (Monday, September 25, 2017, 4:30 –
5:30pm) Head to the Westside Library for a Lego Block Party with over 55 pounds of Legos –
the possibilities are endless. There will be a special area for those under the age of 4 to play
too.

September 26
Apples, Apples Everywhere at Woodruff Library (Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 4:30 –
6pm) Families are welcome to join the Library staff for a play day filled with games, crafts, food
and more all centered around the apple.

Lego Club at the Inman Library (Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 4:30 – 5:30pm) Enjoy
some creative play with legos!

City Of Spartanburg’s Let’s Play Mobile at Chapel Street Park (Tuesday September 26,
5-7pm) The Let’s Play Mobile is brought to you by the City of Spartanburg. The mobile
recreation vehicle is filled with fun for kids of all ages! Hula hoops, balls, jump ropes, arts and
crafts, balance beams- just to name a few!

September 27
I Am Unique/Afterschool Explorers at the Headquarters Library (Wednesday, September
27, 2017, 4 – 5pm) Head to the Library for crafts, art, book talks and other fun activities

September 28
Serafina Book Club at the Cyrill-Westside Library (Thursday, September 28, 2017, 4 –
5pm) Check out the Serafina Book Club. Children 12 years old and younger are allowed to
participate in games based on the book and discuss “Serafina and the Black Cloak” by Robert
Beatty.

Sports Craft at Cyrill-Westside Library (Thursday, September 28, 2017, 6:30 – 7:30pm)
Join the Library staff for crafts and games celebrating sports.

September 29
Peppa Pig Live! At Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium (Friday September 29, 6:00-9:00pm)

September 30
Hub City Kids at the Farmer’s Market: (Saturday September 30, 8am-12pm) Head over to
Northside Harvest Park to get some fresh, local produce! Hub City Kids will be at the market this
week with yard games, Name That Produce Challenge, and fun activities for the kids! The Hub
City Farmer’s Market is fun for the whole family! Come support your local farmer! 498 Howard
St, Spartanburg, SC 29303

Melting Pot Music Festival (Saturday September 30, 2pm-10pm) Come out to Morgan
Square for family fun and live music. There will be 3 stages, live artisans, food trucks, street
performers, arts market, instrument petting zoo, kids zone and more! FREE ADMISSION!

Barks and Blessings at Dottie’s Toffee (Saturday September 30, 11:00am-2:00pm) New
and gently used blankets are being collected to donate to the local animal shelter. Donate a
blanket and you could win a $25 Dottie’s Toffee gift card and other sweet treats! 155W Main
Street Spartanburg SC.

Barnes and Noble Storytime: Runny Rabbit Returns (Saturday September 30, 11:00am) .
Head to Barnes and Noble for storytime and activities following.

*Follow us on instagram (@Hubcitykids) and Facebook for more details and reminders about
events as well as Giveaways!
*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
*Be sure to check original sources as details are subject to change

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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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