Artists will get an extra marketing incentive when appearing at the 29th Annual Village Hospital Greer Family Fest.
The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce will promote artists’ CDs and music during the festival and on its Facebook and Twitter sites, said Rudy Painter, Chairman of the Family Fest.
Sponsoring a community event has its privileges and in Village Hospital’s thinking, it also has a responsibility.
The title sponsor to the 29th Annual Family Fest on May 3-4 will be celebrating the opening of the Gibbs Cancer Center while offering blood pressure checks, diabetes screening and other educational health opportunities with doctors and staff. The Gibbs Center in Greer is scheduled to open the last week in April.
“Syriana” Nyeff is the official name of the 2-month old Syrian brown bear cub born Jan. 16 at Hollywild Animal Park. The name, submitted by Voula Singer of Spartanburg, was selected for its tribute to the cub’s Syrian heritage.
“Nyeff” (pronounced nigh – eff) was submitted by Gerald N. Abraham of Spartanburg, and his sister, Delores Abraham of New Castle, Pa., The Syrian name means “ above all” and is Gerald Abraham’s middle name whose parents were born in Syria.
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Ben Campbell and Davis Johnson won first place in the Juried Arts Exhibition visual arts in the middle school and elementary school divisions, respectively.
Joanne Hogeboom’s “Ripe & In Season” was selected first in visual arts at the Juried Arts Exhibition.
Heather Hannon swept the Photography category.
Roses for Relief raised $5,700 to benefit Greer Relief.
The silent and live auctions included direct service donations.
Egg-tastic has been cancelled following two days of cold and rain that had the athletic fields at Century B Park and Kids Planet under water.
The event was originally scheduled Saturday morning but rain forced it to be rescheduled for this afternoon. However, overnight showers with cloudy and cold weather throughout the day didn't allow the fields to dry.
Art and Wine On Trade has scheduled theme evenings for paint classes next week and has a children’s class on Saturday at 11 a.m.
The second Paint Your Pet Night is Saturday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. Pet photos will be sketched by staff on canvas for customers to paint.
Nationally touring independent artist, Kim Edwards will make a stop on Tuesday March 26 at 7 p.m., on her east coast tour to benefit Blue Ridge High School’s Theatre at the Ridge. Admission is $5.
Edwards has been a featured artist on iTunes and Amazon.com as well as being chosen as Top Pick for 2012 by the Association of Music Podcasters.
A Miss & Master Pageant will be held Sunday, April 28 at 3 p.m. at the Greer City Park Amphitheatre. The Southern Dance Connection is sponsoring the event that is open to all children 2-years-old through high school.
The event is a fundraiser for Relay for Life. Call 864-849-9041 for contest application or information or email [email protected]
The United States Army today cancelled the entire spring tour of the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers Chorus, which included a stop in Greenville at Bob Jones University.
The U.S. Army Field Band had been scheduled to perform for the university student body and members of the Greenville community on Saturday, April 6.
A Syrian brown bear cub was born at Hollywild Animal Park Jan. 16.
The public’s first opportunity to meet the cub will be at the park’s season kickoff, International Earth Day event, noon on Saturday, March 23.
Everybody should be on the “happy list” for the City of Greer summer movies.
The Cannon Centre Cinema has a four-movie run for an audience ages 17 and over with “The Hunger Games” starring Oscar winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and “Leatherheads” which was filmed in Greer.
The 2013 Bridal Expo will be held in Greer Thursday night from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. with three popular venues showcasing vendors that service the wedding industry.
Events at the Davenport, Poinsett West Gardenalia and The Cannon Centre will host vendors.
Greer-based Nashville recording artist, the Arvie Jr. Band, will be rolling into downtown on Saturday, March 9 to perform at Rhythm & Brews. This will be their first local performance since Jan. 26 and feature three consecutive dates in three different Greer nightspots.
After Rhythm & Brews the band performs March 16 at The Mason Jar from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. and March 29 at The Strip Club from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.