Hub City Kids October Activity List

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What’s Happening in Spartanburg this Month?

October 1

  • Fall Painting at Inman Library (Monday, October 1, 2018, 3:30 – 4:30pm) Come out to paint a fall scene on canvas. This program is open to kids ages 5-11.
  • Perler Beads at Cyrill-Westside Library (Monday, October 1, 2018, 4:30 – 5:30pm) Come make some cool creations with fusion beads!

October 2

  • RANDOM ACTS OF SCIENCE: MAKEY MAKEY at TCMU Spartanburg (Tuesday October 2, 11:45 am – 12:00 pm and 3:30-4:00pm) Join us this week to talk about circuits and play instruments using fruits and veggies. 130 Magnolia Street Spartanburg, SC 29306 The Children’s Museum of the Upstate-Spartanburg . More Information
  • STEAM at Landrum Library (Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 4 – 5pm) We kick off our school year with a special STEAM program to introduce The Scientific Method. Learn what it is, how to use it and then practice what you learn as we conduct experiments. We will also get creative with seed mosaics. For kids ages 4-12. All materials provided.
  • Family Night Out at Ahoy Mateys at Headquarters Library (Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 7 – 8pm) Arrgh. Dress like a pirate and walk the plank. Your pirate adventure awaits.
  • National Night Out (Tuesday October 2, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm). National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhoods and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are fighting back! See graphic for participating neighborhoods. http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/events/national-night-out

October 3

Walk to School Day

  • RANDOM ACTS OF SCIENCE: MAKEY MAKEY at TCMU Spartanburg (Wednesday October 3, 11:45 am – 12:00 pm and 3:30-4:00 pm) Join us this week to talk about circuits and play instruments using fruits and veggies. 130 Magnolia has Street Spartanburg, SC 29306 The Children’s Museum of the Upstate-Spartanburg . More Information
  • BINGO! At Headquarters Library (Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 4 – 5pm) Join us for a fun game of Bingo and win cool prizes!

October 4

  • 13th Annual Awareness Walk and Roll (Thursday October 4, 9:30 am-1:00 pm)The Walk and Roll is held annually during National Disabilities Awareness Month, a national campaign that celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and emphasizes the importance of ensuring that all Americans have access to the services and supports to enable them to work. This year’s theme is “Empowering All,” and the campaign is led by the US Department of Labor. The walk begins at the Clock Tower and goes to Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium. 
  • RANDOM ACTS OF SCIENCE: MAKEY MAKEY at TCMU Spartanburg (Thursday October 4, 11:45 am – 12:00 pm and 3:30-4:00 pm) Join us this week to talk about circuits and play instruments using fruits and veggies. 130 Magnolia Street Spartanburg, SC 29306 The Children’s Museum of the Upstate-Spartanburg.
  • PUTT IT TOGETHER DIY Putter and Tournament @ FR8YARD (Thursday October 4, 5:30pm-7:30pm) Join Spartanburg Art Museum staff at FR8yard to create a wacky putter out of improvised materials! Test your putter at Sparkle City Mini Putt during the Putt-It-Together Tournament for a chance to win the Golden Putter (plus a $50 gift card to FR8yard.) Prizes will also be awarded for the Most Creative, Most Elegant, and Least Functional putters. This event is family friendly and fun for all ages! JoinTICKETS $5 | all materials and supplies included. For more information, email museum@spartanarts.org or call 864.582.7616.
  • Legos and More at Headquarters Library (Thursday, October 4, 2018, 3 – 4pm) Drop in to build with Legos and other materials. (Ages 4-12)
  • Wings Wanted at Boiling Springs Library (Thursday, October 4, 2018, 4 – 5pm) Ever wonder what flies through the night. Come find out and help create your very own flying creature.
  • Fall Crafts at Cyrill-Westside Library (Thursday, October 4, 2018, 6:30 – 7:30pm) Celebrate the season of Autumn with some crafts.

October 5

  • NCG Free Family Film Festival: Power Rangers (Friday October 5th, 9am) Doors open at 9am and tickets are FREE and available on a first come first serve basis. Movies are show in a sensory friendly format and begin at 9:30.
  • RANDOM ACTS OF SCIENCE: MAKEY MAKEY at TCMU Spartanburg (Friday October 5, 11:45 am – 12:00 pm and 3:30-4:00 pm) Join us this week to talk about circuits and play instruments using fruits and veggies. 130 Magnolia Street Spartanburg, SC 29306 The Children’s Museum of the Upstate-Spartanburg . More Information
  • Homeschool: Musical Moments: Appreciating Classical Music at Cyrill-Westside Library (Friday, October 5, 2018, 1:30 – 2:30pm) Learning about music helps your brain in so many ways. Bach, Beethoven and Mozart are a few of the composers we will listen to and learn about. Join us as we listen to some classical music in a new and fun way that you are sure to remember.
  • Jazz on the Square (Friday October 5, 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.
  • Kids Night Out at Hearts of Clay (Friday October 5, 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.
  • Open Mic Night for High School Students at Hub City BookShop (Friday October 5, 7:00-8:00pm) Hub City Bookshop is hosting an open mic 7 p.m. the first Friday of every month for local high school students! Please bring up to three original pieces (no more than 3 minutes long). There will be a galley (free books!) give away to all participants.
  • Grace for President, The Musical at Chapman Cultural Center (Friday October 5, 4:30pm and 7:00pm) One day in 3rd grade history class, Grace Campbell realizes there has never been a female president, so she decides to run for class president and inspires a school election! Through the throes of campaigning and pep rallies, Grace and her classmates discover what it takes to be the best candidate and find the fun and hilarity in the wonderful world of politics. This highly educational and contagiously energetic musical will have you dancing in the aisle. History class has never been this much fun! Appropriate for all ages.

October 6

  • Hub City Farmers’ Market (Saturday October 6, 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
  • NCG Free Family Film Festival: Power Rangers (Saturday October 6th, 9am) Doors open at 9am and tickets are FREE and available on a first come first serve basis. Movies are show in a sensory friendly format and begin at 9:30.
  • Super Terrific Crafty Funtime – Button Maker at Landrum Library (Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9am – 1pm) Create your own button that you can wear on your jacket, shirt or backpack. Stop into the Library any time between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. for this fun, self guided craft. All materials provided. For kids up to age 12.
  • RANDOM ACTS OF SCIENCE: MAKEY MAKEY at TCMU Spartanburg (Saturday October 6, 11:45 am – 12:00 pm and 3:30-4:00 pm) Join us this week to talk about circuits and play instruments using fruits and veggies. 130 Magnolia Street Spartanburg, SC 29306 The Children’s Museum of the Upstate-Spartanburg.
  • BONUS Lego Block Party at Cyrill-Westside Library (Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10:30 – 11:30am) Please join us for a bonus Saturday morning Lego Block Party.
  • PS I LOVE YOU Walk a Mile in Their Shoes 5K at Duncan Park (Saturday October 6, 9:00am). Join PS I LOVE YOU for this 5K to benefit foster children in Spartanburg SC. Get pledges and raise extra funds for kids in foster care in Spartanburg County. Adults $35, kids $25 (10 and under). Discount if pre-registered by September 28. Register online here
  • Build a FireBoat at Home Depot (Saturday October 6, 9-12pm) Head to the nearest Home Depot to Celebrate National Fire Safety Month in our hands-on workshop where you and your child can build a model fireboat to put out shoreline or shipboard fires and transport emergency personnel and rescue workers. Your child can personalize the game with paint and stickers. The activity is FREE and each child receives a certificate of achievement, an apron, and a pin while supplies last! Recommended ages 5-12. 
  • Paint n Take Free Playday at Playthings Aplenty Sponsored by Games Workshop (Saturday October 6, 11:00 am-1:00 pm) Paint and take a Warhammer Space Marine Figure. Sign up in store or by messenger, limited space available. Suitable for ages over 6, maybe a little younger with parent help. If you are looking for something different to do, come paint with us! More information
  • VCOM’s Annual Kids Wellness Fair (Saturday October 6, 10:00am-3:00pm) A day of fun for the whole family!! FREE ADMISSION and FREE FUN ACTIVITIES for children – join VCOM this October 6th at the VCOM Carolinas campus for their seventh annual Halloween-themed Kids Wellness Fair featuring fun activities, games, food, a helicopter landing, and health resources from the Spartanburg community for parents and families.
  • Spartanburg International Festival at Barnet Park (Saturday October 6, 11:00 am-7:00 pm) Celebrating our diverse community through food, music, hands-on activities, fun and dance. Visit Barnet Park for the day…take a trip around the world! FREE ADMISSION! Philippines is the Honored Country for 2018.
  • FestiFall at Walnut Grove Plantation (Saturday October 6, 10:00am-4:00pm) SCHA hosts FestiFall, the annual event as part of the nationally celebrated “Revolutionary War Weekend!” This event commemorates the American Revolution and is held at Walnut Grove Plantation Experience colonial lifestyle and battle demonstrations, iconic local battle reenactments, live music, and family activities during this two day experience. Admission: Ages 2-12: $8, Adults: $12. Active Duty Military and College Student Discounts available with VALID ID. Bubba’s BBQ available for purchase between 11:30am-2:30pm daily. 
  • Grace for President, The Musical at Chapman Cultural Center (Saturday October 6, 2:00pm) One day in 3rd grade history class, Grace Campbell realizes there has never been a female president, so she decides to run for class president and inspires a school election! Through the throes of campaigning and pep rallies, Grace and her classmates discover what it takes to be the best candidate and find the fun and hilarity in the wonderful world of politics. This highly educational and contagiously energetic musical will have you dancing in the aisle. History class has never been this much fun! Appropriate for all ages. 
  • Barnes and noble Storytime Storytime: Builder Brothers: Big Plans (Saturday October 6, 11:00 AM) HGTV’s favorite twins have written a children’s book! Drew and Jonathan think up big plans for even bigger projects, but will their plans go the way they hope? Join us for Storytime and get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4! 

October 7

  • NCG Free Family Film Festival: Power Rangers (Sunday October 7th, 9am) Doors open at 9am and tickets are FREE and available on a first come first serve basis. Movies are show in a sensory friendly format and begin at 9:30.
  • RANDOM ACTS OF SCIENCE: MAKEY MAKEY at TCMU Spartanburg (Sunday October 6, 11:45 am – 12:00 pm and 3:30-4:00 pm) Join us this week to talk about circuits and play instruments using fruits and veggies. 130 Magnolia Street Spartanburg, SC 29306 The Children’s Museum of the Upstate-Spartanburg.
  • Sundays Unplugged at Chapman Cultural Center (Sunday October 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.
  • Spartanburg Fire Department Open House (Sunday October 7, 2:00pm-5:00pm) In celebration of Fire Prevention Week, The Spartanburg Fire Dept invites you to join them for their 18th annual Fire Prevention Week Open House. They will have tours, displays, fire engines, games, and FREE food for all attendees. Children who complete 6 of 9 stations will receive a free snow cone as well. This is a great family event for your Sunday afternoon! Held at the Spartanburg Fire Department 151 S Spring St, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29306
  • FestiFall at Walnut Grove Plantation (Saturday October 7, 10:00am-4:00pm) SCHA hosts FestiFall, the annual event as part of the nationally celebrated “Revolutionary War Weekend!” This event commemorates the American Revolution and is held at Walnut Grove Plantation Experience colonial lifestyle and battle demonstrations, iconic local battle reenactments, live music, and family activities during this two day experience. Admission: Ages 2-12: $8, Adults: $12. Active Duty Military and College Student Discounts available with VALID ID. Bubba’s BBQ available for purchase between 11:30am-2:30pm daily.

October 9

  • Family Night Out – Go Batty for the Library at Headquarters Library (Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 7 – 8pm) Enjoy stories and activities all about bats.
  • Disney Junior Dance Party on Tour at Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium (Tuesday October 9, 6:00 pm) Head to the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium to see Disney Junior Dance Party presented by Pull Ups Training Pants. Children ages 1 and under can sit on a lap for free. Tickets are $36.50-$56.50. 
  • H.A.P.P.I.E. Act Me a Story at Reader’s Theatre Headquarters Library (Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 10 – 11am) Join us for an hour of acting out our favorite stories. Children will be provided with scripts, costumes and the instruction needed to make books come to life. For homeschoolers in the 2nd – 6th grades.
  • Let’s Celebrate Fall at Headquarters Library (Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 4 – 5pm) Let’s celebrate fall making fun crafts and other fall activities.
  • Haunted Homeschool Lego Club! At Headquarters Library (Thursday, October 11, 2018, 11am – 12pm) Design all the spooktacular lego creations that you can imagine! We will use our creative energy to build Haunted Lego scenes. This event is for homeschool children ages 5k – 4th grades. Refreshments will be served.
  • Legos and More at Headquarters Library (Thursday, October 11, 2018, 3 – 4pm) Drop in to build with Legos and other materials. (Ages 4-12)
  • Castle Crafts at Cyrill-Westside Library (Thursday, October 11, 2018, 6:30 – 7:30pm) Knights, princesses, kings and queens, join us for a night of crafts. Feel free to dress up as your favorite castle theme character.

October 12

  • NCG Free Family Film Festival: Smurfs (Friday October 12th, 9am) Doors open at 9am and tickets are FREE and available on a first come first serve basis. Movies are show in a sensory friendly format and begin at 9:30.
  • Little Sprouts’ Day Out (Birth – Age 3) at Headquarters Library (Friday, October 12, 2018, 11:30am – 12:30pm) We invite families and their littles to come explore our stimulation stations designed to promote conversation between parents and their children. Families with children aged birth to three are welcome to make crafts, laughs, and memories in the Storytime room while engaging in imaginative play. Aimed as a drop-in playdate on the second weekend of the month, we will have an informal break where parents can learn how to recreate an activity at home.
  • Homeschool: Artastic Fall Crafts at Cyrill-Westside Library (Friday, October 12, 2018, 1:30 – 2:30pm) Apples, pumpkins and leaves are some fall time favorites. Join us as we make some fall time crafts to celebrate the season.
  • Jazz on the Square (Friday October 12, 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.

October 13

  • Hub City Farmers’ Market (Saturday October 13, 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
  • NCG Free Family Film Festival: Smurfs (Saturday October 13th, 9am) Doors open at 9am and tickets are FREE and available on a first come first serve basis. Movies are show in a sensory friendly format and begin at 9:30.
  • Storytime and Activities Featuring I Lost My Tooth! at Barnes and Noble Featuring I Lost My Tooth! (Saturday October 13, 2018 11:00) Mo Willems is back with another breakout beginning-reader series. This time, an ensemble cast of squirrels, acorns, and pop-in guests host a page-turning extravaganza! Join us for Storytime and get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4
  • JCPenny Kids Zone Event: Create a Scarecrow (Saturday, October 13, 11:00 am-12:00 pm) Join JCPenny Staff in store from 11am to 12pm on Saturday, October 13 to create a scarecrow or haunted house. JCPenney Kids’ Zone lets school-age kids create fun arts & crafts projects every month. Kids will receive a collectible pin for every project they finish. Materials for crafts and activities will be provided. All kids must be accompanied by a parent. Plus just for parents—an extra 10% off coupon* for use in store only on the day of the event. Coupon can be combined with other coupons!
  • Little Sprouts’ Day Out (Birth – Age 3) at Headquarters Library (Saturday, October 13, 2018, 11:30am – 12:30pm) We invite families and their littles to come explore our stimulation stations designed to promote conversation between parents and their children. Families with children aged birth to three are welcome to make crafts, laughs, and memories in the Storytime room while engaging in imaginative play. Aimed as a drop-in playdate on the second weekend of the month, we will have an informal break where parents can learn how to recreate an activity at home.
  • Music in the Woods at Croft State Park (Saturday October 13, 6:00-8:00pm) Every 2nd Saturday April- November you can hear live music at Croft State Park.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

October 14

  • NCG Free Family Film Festival: Smurfs (Sunday October 14th, 9am) Doors open at 9am and tickets are FREE and available on a first come first serve basis. Movies are show in a sensory friendly format and begin at 9:30.
  • Sensory Friendly Days at TCMU (Sunday October 14, 10:00am-12:00 pm) Sensory Friendly Museum Days at TCMU-Spartanburg are designed for children with special sensory needs, sensory processing differences, and other special needs. Once a month, children will be encouraged to explore the museum, partake in programming, and engage with our staff in an inclusive and comfortable environment. Bright lights will be dimmed throughout the museum, Loud sounds from exhibits will be limited, Smaller crowds, Designated quiet/sensory break spaces, with a symbol denoting where quiet spaces are on each floor – nursing nook on the lower level and front vestibule on the entry level.
  • Sundays Unplugged at Chapman Cultural Center (Sunday October 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.
  • Spartanburg Art Museum Family Fundays: DIY Sugar Skulls (Sunday October 14, DROP IN 1-4pm) Join the SAM staff and instructor Mary Harris for this Dia de los Muertos-themed workshop! Create a one-of-a-kind sugar skull in honor of a loved one who has passed. All materials and supplies provided. $5/person Family Funday is held in 2D STUDIO | East Wing, Chapman Cultural Center Register HERE For more information, call 864.582.7616 or email museum@spartanarts.org.
  • Hotel Transylvania 3 (PG) at Inman Library (Monday, October 15, 2018, 3:30 – 5:15pm) Join us to watch the new “Hotel Transylvania” movie. This program is open to kids ages 5-11.
  • Halloween Celebration at Cyrill-Westside Library (Monday, October 15, 2018, 4:30 – 5:30pm) Join us for some Halloween crafts and trick or treat around the library.
  • Homeschool STEAM at Landrum Library (Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 10 – 11am) We kick off our school year with a special STEAM program to introduce The Scientific Method. Learn what it is, how to use it and then practice what you learn as we conduct experiments! We will also get creative with seed mosaics. For kids ages 4-12. All materials provided.
  • Lego Club at Landrum Library (Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 4:30 – 5:30pm) Join us to build with Legos. Our challenge this month will be to build something spooky. Children ages 0-12. All materials and a light snack will be provided. We will have a special preschool area with Duplo blocks for little hands.
  • Family Night Out – Around the Campfire at Headquarters Library (Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 7 – 8pm) Let’s build a campfire together and enjoy snacks, songs and stories.
  • Homeschool – Science of Slime at Woodruff Library (Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 1 – 2pm) Children 5k- 6th grade will have fun with and explore the properties of slime, our favorite non-Newtonian liquid. Activities will be targeted for each age group.
  • Canvas Tape Painting at Headquarters Library (Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 4 – 5pm) Bring your creative skills for a fun time painting. Wear or bring an old t-shirt.
  • Spartanburg 4-H Community Club Meeting (Wednesday October 17, 5:00 pm) Come to the October 4-H meeting. We will have a fall-themed activity for the youth, answer any questions parents might have about the 4-H program and decide what we will be doing for our November meeting! New members are always welcome, so invite your friends and family to be a part of 4-H! 612 Chesnee Highway Spartanburg, South Carolina. Ages 5 and up. 

October 18

  • Legos and More at Headquarters Library (Thursday, October 18, 2018, 3 – 4pm) Drop in to build with Legos and other materials. (Ages 4-12)
  • Spooky Blow Tree at Boiling Springs Library (Thursday, October 18, 2018, 4 – 5pm) Be blown away by how spooky this craft can be. Design your own spooky tree with unusual art techniques.
  • Magic Kindgom Crafts at Cyrill-Westside Library (Thursday, October 18, 2018, 6:30 – 7:30pm) Join us for more Disney themed crafts. Please feel free to wear a Disney themed costume.

October 19

  • Homeschool: History Happenings Who was Benjamin Banneker? At Cyrill-Westside Library (Friday, October 19, 2018, 1:30 – 2:30pm) Mathematician, astronomer, inventor and writer are a few of the abilities of this historical figure. Let’s learn who Benjamin Banneker was and how he played a role in the beginnings of America’s history. We will have some fun hands-on activities as we learn about this person.
  • Jazz on the Square (Friday October 19, 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.
  • Ballet Spartanburg presents Beauty and the Beast (Friday October 19, 7:00pm) Journey into a tale as old as time with this magical and enchanting time honored story of Beauty and the Beast. An exciting, original ballet, Carlos Agudelo underscores his choreography with such noted composers as Eric Coates, Richard Strauss and more. With a majestic castle filled with cursed occupants located in an enchanted forest, this ballet is a spectacular feast for the senses. Perfect for any age, this story reminds us that true love can overcome any obstacle. Dress up in your favorite Beauty and the Beast costume and be our guest. Student $15| Senior $20| Adult $25 

October 20

  • Hub City Farmers’ Market (Saturday October 20, 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! Hub City Kids will be at the Farmers’ Market this week with fun games and activities for kids! Compost House will also be joining us at the Hub City Kids tent with a fun composting game for the kids! Come check it out! 498 Howard St, Spartanburg, SC 29303
  • Storytime and Activities Featuring Elbow Grease at Barnes and Noble (Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00 AM) Elbow Grease is a monster truck who’s smaller than everyone else. He decides to enter the Demolition Derby to show everyone that what he lacks in horsepower, he makes up for in gumption. Join us for Storytime and get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4!
  • Fall Farm Day at Harp and Shamrock Croft (Saturday October 20, 3:00 pm-7:00 pm) Celebrate their new location in Wellford SC at Fall Farm Day. Come see the new farm, shop local vendors, feed your family, buy a pumpkin! This event is FREE. There will be food trucks, vendors, live music, face painting, crafts, animals, baked goods, and pumpkins.
  • Barnes & Noble Kids’ Book Hangout at Barnes and Noble (Saturday October 20, 2018 2:00 PM) Join us for our Kids’ Book Hangout and discover your next favorite book. Enjoy games and activities, get free book swag, and save 20% off featured books. Sign up at bn.com/hangout or ask a bookseller for details.
  • Horse Show at Croft State Park (Saturday October 20, 9:00am-6:00pm) Horse shows are held at Croft the third Saturday of each month, excluding December and January. These shows start at 9am and last until approximately 6pm. FREE with park admission
  • Ballet Spartanburg presents Beauty and the Beast (Saturday October 20, 3:00pm) Journey into a tale as old as time with this magical and enchanting time honored story of Beauty and the Beast. An exciting, original ballet, Carlos Agudelo underscores his choreography with such noted composers as Eric Coates, Richard Strauss and more. With a majestic castle filled with cursed occupants located in an enchanted forest, this ballet is a spectacular feast for the senses. Perfect for any age, this story reminds us that true love can overcome any obstacle. Dress up in your favorite Beauty and the Beast costume and be our guest. Student $15| Senior $20| Adult $25 

October 21

  • Sundays Unplugged at Chapman Cultural Center (Sunday October 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.
  • Ballet Spartanburg presents Beauty and the Beast (Sunday October 21, 3:00pm) Journey into a tale as old as time with this magical and enchanting time honored story of Beauty and the Beast. An exciting, original ballet, Carlos Agudelo underscores his choreography with such noted composers as Eric Coates, Richard Strauss and more. With a majestic castle filled with cursed occupants located in an enchanted forest, this ballet is a spectacular feast for the senses. Perfect for any age, this story reminds us that true love can overcome any obstacle. Dress up in your favorite Beauty and the Beast costume and be our guest. Student $15| Senior $20| Adult $25 

October 22

  • After School Fun! Super Size Games at Pacolet Library (Monday, October 22, 2018, 3 – 4pm) Super Size It! Big Games, Snacks & Prizes Grades K – 4th
  • Lego Block Party at Cyrill-Westside Library (Monday, October 22, 2018, 4:30 – 5:30pm) Everything is awesome! Come and make some cool creations with us.

October 23

  • Creepy Carrots Puppet Show at Cyrill-Westside Library (Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 10 – 10:30am) A black light puppet show that features Jasper Rabbit and his love for carrots. At anytime Jasper can pick all the carrots he wants from Crackenhopper Field. Then one day he noticed something strange; the carrots started following him home!
  • Creepy Carrots Puppet Show at Headquarters Library (Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 10 – 10:30am) A black light puppet show that features Jasper Rabbit and his love for carrots. At anytime Jasper can pick all the carrots he wants from Crackenhopper Field. Then one day he noticed something strange; the carrots started following him home!
  • Creepy Carrots Puppet Show at Headquarters Library (Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 11 – 11:30am) A black light puppet show that features Jasper Rabbit and his love for carrots. At anytime Jasper can pick all the carrots he wants from Crackenhopper Field. Then one day he noticed something strange; the carrots started following him home!
  • Creepy Carrots Puppet Show at Headquarters Library (Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 7 – 7:30pm) A black light puppet show that features Jasper Rabbit and his love for carrots. At anytime Jasper can pick all the carrots he wants from Crackenhopper Field. Then one day he noticed something strange; the carrots started following him home!

October 25

  • Creepy Carrots Puppet Show at Headquarters Library (Thursday, October 25, 2018, 10 – 10:30am) A black light puppet show that features Jasper Rabbit and his love for carrots. At anytime Jasper can pick all the carrots he wants from Crackenhopper Field. Then one day he noticed something strange; the carrots started following him home!
  • Creepy Carrots Puppet Show at Headquarters Library (Thursday October 25, 11:00 am-11:30)A black light puppet show that features Jasper Rabbit and his love for carrots. At anytime Jasper can pick all the carrots he wants from Crackenhopper Field. Then one day he noticed something strange; the carrots started following him home!
  • Legos and More at Headquarters Library (Thursday October 25, 3:00pm-4:00pm) Drop in to build with Legos and other materials. (Ages 4-12)
  • Family Fun Night – Life Size Candyland at Landrum Library (Thursday, October 25, 2018, 6 – 7pm)Join us for a lot of family fun as we play a life sized version of Candyland. Jump into the game and become a game piece as you make your way through the peppermint forest and gumdrop mountains. You may even meet Lord Licorice or Princess Frostine. Children up to age 12 with a parent should sign up at the front desk.
  • Halloween Crafts at Westside Library (Thursday, October 25, 2018, 6:30 – 7:30 pm) Please join us for Halloween crafts and fun, including a trick or treat around the library. Costumes welcome.
  • Community Fall Festival at Stewart Park (Thursday October 25, 4:00 pm-7:00 pm) Join 107.3 Jamz for fun for the entire family with free food, music, games and activities! Entertainment provided by 107.3 Jamz! Festival is held at Stewart Park.

October 26

  • Homeschool: Amazing Magnetism at Westside Library (Friday, October 26, 2018, 1:30 – 2:30pm)What kinds of materials are magnetic? How do magnets work? Learn about this fascinating quality of matter with fun hands-on activities including making magnetic slime.
  • City of Spartanburg Outdoor Adventure Club (Friday October 26, 9:00am-4:00pm) Anyone ages 11-17 come out and participate in some fun outdoor activities! Activities include all things outdoors such as hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing, team challenges, archery, intro to camping and more! This club will utilize half days and no school days for outings. This calendar is based on Spartanburg School District 7’s schedule. For times and locations, contact Liz Walker at 864-562-4199 or lwalker@cityofspartanburg.org.
  • Jazz on the Square (Friday October 26, 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.

October 27

  • Hub City Farmers’ Market (Saturday October 27, 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
  • Super Terrific Crafty Funtime – Puffy Ghosts at Landrum Library (Saturday, October 27, 2018, 9am – 1pm) Come to the Library any time between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. for a fun, self guided craft. We will be making puffy ghosts for Halloween. All materials provided. For kids up to age 12.

October 28

  • Sundays Unplugged at Chapman Cultural Center (Sunday October 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.” 
  • 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.

October 29

  • Homeschool Huddle for Kids: Salt Painting Spider Webs at Boiling Springs Library (Monday, October 29, 2018, 2 – 3pm) Spiders aren’t the only creative creatures. Design your very own salt spider web.
  • Halloween Bash at Inman Library (Monday, October 29, 2018, 3:30 – 4:30pm) Join us for a fun Halloween Party! We will have crafts, games and snacks. This program is open for kids ages 5-11.
  • Trick or Treat at the Library at Cowpens Library (Monday, October 29, 2018, 6 – 7pm) Please join us to Trick or Treat at the Library! We will start with some ghostly games and creepy crafts. Next we will parade around the library in our most hair raising costumes while we Trick or Treat. This event is designed to thrill kids of all ages.

October 30

  • Family Night Out – Happy (not so spooky) Halloween at Headquarters Library (Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 7 – 8pm) Wear your costume, make a snack and enjoy Halloween stories and games.

October 31

  • Not So Scary Halloween Party at Headquarters Library (Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 4 – 5pm). Don’t miss out on our fun Halloween activities.

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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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