Hub City Kids Have Fun: What’s Going on in Spartanburg in January

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January 2

Happy New Years Party at Cowpens Library

(Tuesday, January 2, 2017, 4:30) A time to celebrate the New Year with music, dancing, and edible party hats!  Open to 5k-4th grade

January 2

STEAM at Landrum Library  (Tuesday, January 2, 4 – 5pm) The STEAM challenge this month is to make a wearable pair of shoes using newspaper. All materials and a light snack will be provided.

January 4

Family Game Night at Cyrill-Westside Library  (Thursday, January 4, 6:30 – 7:30pm) Come enjoy a night of family games!

 January 5

Kid’s Night Out at Heart’s of Clay (Friday January 5, 6:00-8:00 PM)

Drop your kids off for a night of painting and pizza.  $25/ child covers the cost of childcare, paint, and pizza!  Reservations and a $10 deposit required!

City of Spartanburg Outdoor Adventure Club (Friday January 5 9:00am-3:00pm)

January 6

Ms. Baba’s Honey Bears Sensory Program at Headquarters Library

(Saturday, January 6, 10 –11am) A sensory learning program for children twelve and under and their caregivers meets on the first Saturday of each month for stories, songs, chants, rhymes and sensory play.

Build a Wooden Block Calendar at Home Depot (Saturday January 6, 9-12pm) Head to the nearest Home Depot for a hands on workshop to build a custom wooden block calendar. Your child can personalize the calendar with paint and stickers. The activity is FREE and each child receives a certificate of achievement, an apron, and a pin while supplies last!

What Do You Do With A Chance?  Storytime at Barnes and Noble  (Saturday, January 6, 11:00 AM)  Come hear the final picture book in the What Do You Do With … series by Kobi Yamada!

Kids Club® Snowman Canvas at Michaels (Saturday, January 6, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm) Head to Michaels to make a Snowman Canvas. Cost is $2 per project, supplies included

Rocking the New Year Climbing Competition at Climb Upstate (Saturday, January 6, 10am-1PM) Early bird pricing (before January 6) youth (ages 6-17): $25 adult (ages 18+): $30

​At the door-youth (ages 6-17): $35 adult (ages 18+): $40. Click here for more info.

 January 7

Sundays Unplugged at Chapman Cultural Center (Sunday January 7, 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 Dirk Schlingmann

January 8

After School Fun – Bingo at Pacolet Library (Monday, January 8, 3 – 4pm)  Bingo games with prizes and snacks provided!

Monday Fun Day – Snow Ball Challenge at Inman Library (Monday, January 8, 3:30 – 4:30pm) Check out this Monday Fun Day to participate in the “snow ball challenge”. This program is for kids up to age 11.

Lego Block Party at Cyrill-Westside Library (Monday, January 8, 4:30 – 5:30pm) Join the library crew for our Lego Block Party. With over 55 pounds of Legos – the possibilities are endless and it is not your mess to clean up. There will be a special area for those under the age of 4 to play too.

 January 10

Afterschool Explorers: Discover the Stars at Headquarters Library (Wednesday, January 10, 4 – 5pm) Join the library crew as we explore the stars with an exciting visit inside the starlab!

 January 11

Circus Craft Night at Cyrill-Westside Library  (Thursday, January 11, 6:30 – 7:30pm) Come check out some circus themed crafts and fun.

 January 13

Paddington Storytime at Barnes and Noble  (Saturday, January 13,  11:00 AM)  Head to Barnes and Noble to hear the classic story of Paddington the bear.

Sensory Friendly Movie at NCG:Paddington 2 (Saturday, January 13, 10:00 AM) Sensory friendly movies are shown without previews, the sound is  not as loud, and lights are not as dim. You can talk, move around, make noise, etc. during these show times. Regular admission prices apply.

Click here for more information.

Kids Club® Snowman Page Marker at Michaels (Saturday, January 13, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm) Head to Michaels to make a Snowman Page Market. Cost is $2 per project, supplies included.

Make Break at Michaels Stores: Make Clay Slime (Saturday, January 13, 1:00-3:00 PM) Head to the nearest Michaels Store to make clay slime. All supplies provided!

Family PopCorn & Paint at East Main Arts  (Saturday, January 13,  4:00 –5:30pm)

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!

Princess Skate at Spartanburg’s Skating on the Square (Saturday, January 13, 2:00-4:00pm) Skating on the Square is hosting a royal party! Bring your own ice princess to join in the fun! Admission is $10 and valid for the entire day.

Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Walk (Saturday, January 13, 9:00am) The City of Spartanburg’s Department of Community Services created the Unity Walk in 2002 as a means of highlighting how Spartanburg’s diversity and unity make us a stronger community. Individuals are encouraged to come out and join hands, walk as one, and continue to recognize and celebrate diversity. This year’s walk is Saturday, January 13, at 9 a.m. and will start from Spartanburg County Public Library Headquarters, 151 S Church Street in Downtown Spartanburg.

January 14

Sundays Unplugged at Chapman Cultural Center (Sunday January 14, 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 Angela Easterling

January 16

DIY Scrapbook for New Year at Cowpens Library (Tuesday, January 16, 4:30 – 5:30pm) Join the library team to design your own scrapbooks for 2018.  There will be a variety of materials to choose from to create a keepsake book!  Refreshments will be served!

Lego Club at the Landrum Library  (Tuesday, January 16, 4:30 – 5:30pm)

The Lego challenge this month is to build a snowman.  All materials and a light snack will be provided.

 January 17

Afterschool Explorers: Snowflakes and Snowsticks at Headquarters Library (Wednesday, January 17, 4 – 5pm) Join the library crew to make snowsticks to measure snow!+

January 18

Robots vs Dinosaurs vs Unicorns at Cyrill-Westside Library  (Thursday, January 18, 6:30 – 7:30pm) Come find out the answer to the age old question of dino-crafts vs. robo-crafts vs. uni-crafts.

 January 19

City of Spartanburg Parks and Rec CURIOSITY CLUB at USC Upstate Palmetto Trail Passage (Friday January 19, 4pm) Ages 5-11. Join in on some hands on activities and crafts on local trails. Hikes will be easy to moderate. Parents welcome. This week will be at USC Upstate Palmetto Trail Passage! Contact Liz Walker lwaker@cityofspartanburg.org to register!

January 20

You! Storytime at Barnes and Noble  (Saturday, January 20, 11:00 AM) From world-renowned author and artist Sandra Magsamen comes the new book You!, offering inspiration and hope to readers of all ages. Activities to follow.

Hub City Farmers’ Market Winter Harvest (Saturday, January 20, 9:00-1:00) Come join Hub City Kids at the Hub City Farmers’ Market Winter Harvest! Same vendors, different location! The winter market will be held at Ciclops Cyderi and Brewery (197 E Saint John St). Hub City Kids will have a table set up with fun activities for kids. Come get some local winter produce and keep the kids entertained!

Kids Club® Pony Bead Snowflakes at Michaels Stores (Saturday, January 20, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm) Cost is $2 per project, supplies included

January 21

Sundays Unplugged at Chapman Cultural Center (Sunday January 21, 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 Paul Bowman

 January 22

Monday Fun Day – Movie “Despicable Me 3” at Inman Library (Monday, January 22, 3:30 – 4:30pm) for kids up to age 11

Lego Block Party at Cyrill-Westside Library (Monday, January 22, 4:30 – 5:30pm) Join the library crew for our Lego Block Party. With over 55 pounds of Legos – the possibilities are endless and it is not your mess to clean up. There will be a special area for those under the age of 4 to play too.

January 23

Family Bingo and Board Game Night at Woodruff Library (Tuesday, January 23, 4:30 – 6:30pm) Bring a friend and enjoy a fun board game!  There will also be a special Bingo Game with tasty snacks!

January 24

Afterschool Explorers: Let’s Build an Igloo at Headquarters Library (Wednesday, January 24, 4 – 5pm) Brave the cold and bring your skills for an evening of igloo building!

 January 25

Winter Craft Night at Cyrill-Westside Library (Thursday January 25, 6:30 – 7:30pm)  Come enjoy a winter wonderland of cool crafts and games!

January 27

Fancy Nancy: Oodles of Kittens Storytime at Barnes and Noble (Saturday January 27, 11:00am) Fancy Nancy returns in a story about felines, canines, and making new four-legged friends! Come hear all about it at Storytime with activities to follow.

January 28

Sundays Unplugged at Chapman Cultural Center (Sunday January 28, 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 Corey McDaniels

January 29

Monday Fun Day – Snow Dough at Inman Library (Monday, January 29, 3:30 – 4:30pm) Check out this Monday Fun Day and make your own snow dough!  This program is for kids up to age 11.

January 31

Afterschool Explorers: Board Games and More at Headquarters Library (Wednesday, January 31, 4 – 5pm) Enjoy a variety of board and building games.  All provided by the library!

*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 chang

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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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