Pumpkins are luring families and students from area schools to orchards that put on a fall showcase of colors and fruit. Pumpkins and apples, the pick-your-own variety are available at Nivens Apple Farm and at Fisher’s Orchard.
Children from Greenville County schools, for a small fee, get a morning full of fall fun.
Greer’s Karen Thomas is coordinating an auto show, “Art in Motion” that is unique to the Upstate to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Converse College.
The event is Saturday, Sept. 28 beginning at 9 a.m. It is the kickoff to a national program sponsored by the Edelbrock Family Foundation, called Campus Cruisers. The program aims to educate college-age students about cars, as well as provide mentoring and networking opportunities in the automotive industry.
The Bon Secours Wellness Arena is the new entertainment home for the former BI-LO Center in Greenville. Bon Secours St. Francis Health System acquired the naming rights as a part of a 10-year $4.5 million partnership.
The name change, announced by the Greenville Arena District, becomes official Oct. 1.
A book signing for author Dean Campbell who authored "Twice-told Tales of the Dark Corner" is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Greer Heritage Museum.
The free program begins at 11 a.m. with the book signing 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
"All For Liberty,”, will be screened at Spartanburg Methodist College on Monday, Sept. 30 in the Gibbs Auditorium at 7 p.m. The screening is free.
The film is a tribute to an unknown hero of the American Revolution. It is set in South Carolina during the Revolutionary era, and the film tells the story of Henry Felder, a Swiss immigrant who came as a mercenary Indian fighter. As time goes on, he settles in Orangeburg and gets involved with the patriot cause and becomes a leading producer of gunpowder for the patriots.
DMX took a romp in a Detroit hotel last month and dropped his drawers on a dare, according to entertainment news reports.
Earl Simmons, 42, also known as DMX, is shown on a security video running down the hall and the corner of a hotel floor sans clothing except for a pair of socks.
The Florida Gators have a long and storied 106-year football history, that includes eight SEC championships, three national titles, and three Heisman winning quarterbacks. Their fans are loyal and traditions deep.
The Gator fans line up their tents and RVs like most tailgaters. Gator fans are camped out on the Plaza of the Americas, the North Lawn and along University Avenue.
Vaughn Bragg performed the traditional ribbon cutting ceremony and took advantage of the timing to tout Pour Sports Pub’s grand opening and NFL television package.
“We will be giving prizes away all day (Saturday) for our grand opening,” Bragg said. “Football season is here and we’re ready to rock.”
A Madden NFL 25 tournament will be held Saturday at the Greer Walmart from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. It’s the first time the Greer retailer is hosting the tournament.
Two age groups, 9-16 years and 17-above, will compete with prizes for the winner. Snacks will be provided throughout the day for participants in the store’s Garden Center.
Jason Gilmer, author of “Where Champions Play”, is the guest speaker at Thursday’s Greer Touchdown Club meeting at Greer First Baptist.
Gilmer is the former prep editor at the Spartanburg Herald-Journal where he redefined high school sports coverage for a decade in the Upstate. He won state and national awards for his writing and coordination of the high school preseason preview.