Community Baptist Church is inviting parents to drop off the kids, park the car and take part in the free evening Family Conference during June 16-20.
Andrew Norton, Pastor of Youth and Administration at the church, said a parent workshop is held each night. “Parents are, of course, welcome to only drop children off but are highly encouraged to stay and learn as well.”
The Greer Idol finalists have been announced with 10 vying for the Greer Idol title and 12 for Greer Idol Teen.
Kieffer Mendoza won Greer Idol and Kody Young, making his public singing debut, won Greer Idol Teen last year. They earned $1,500 and $500, respectively. The contest was shortened to three weeks when rain wiped out two of the scheduled performances.
Some say a picture paints a thousand words, but for Glenn Bridges it took scouring more than 31,000 images to find that precise picture.
Bridges, 53, of Bluffton, has released his first book – “Dreaming with the Angels: The Life of Jesus Told by God’s Special Agents”. And the fact that a strong cover photo is crucial for a first-time author wasn’t lost on him.
A dance workshop featuring Michael Clowers, the former director and choreographer of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall, is scheduled Friday at the Cannon Centre.
Ages 10 and up may register here by Wednesday (May 28) for the 6-8 p.m. workshop. The fee is $35. Greer Cultural Arts is hosting the workshop.
Rey Rivera, a fifth grader at Crestview Elementary School, offers a salute to honor active and veteran military personnel.
The Southern Growl celebrates its grand opening today as the only craft beer establishment between Greenville and Spartanburg.
There is one big difference in owner Matt Bowes’ pub – all 60 brews sold are craft beers only.
Cynthia Samour, upstate McDonald's franchise owner of two of the Greer fast food restaurants, presented a $1,000 check to Crestview Elementary School Thursday before the start of its successful musical, "Wild and Wooly Big Fat Bully", at the J. Harley Bonds Center.
The presentation was part of a $15,000 investment through the McCreative Kids Art Grants program the past three years of the McDonald's owner/operators of the Upstate, Western North Carolina and Northeast Georgia.
Simpsonville will hold its annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday at 2 p.m. at the city’s “Veterans Corner,” at SE Main and Richardson Streets, (400 SE Main St.).
United States Senator Lindsey Graham is the scheduled speaker. Graham continues to serve his country as a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. He is the only U.S. Senator serving in the Guard or Reserves.
Wild & Wooly Big Fat Bully was one of the most entertaining children's plays ever performed at the J. Harley Bonds Center on Thursday night.
The play “A Few Good Men”, filled with drama, suspense and wise cracking humor, is being performed at Centre Stage through June 7.
Greenville Health System is a sponsor for the play and is hosting two events during the play’s run.
Greer Relief and Greer Middle College Charter High School (GMC) combined on a win-win challenge that earned the non-profit 8 truckloads of food donations and the school $10,000.
Executive Director Caroline Robertson invited GMC to compete for a grant from the Feinstein High School Challenge. Alan Shawn Feinstein, for the 17th consecutive year, divided $1 million among hunger fighting agencies. It was Greer Relief’s first time participating in the challenge.
Wild & Wooly Big Fat Bull will be performed by a 50-student cast of grades 3-5 from Crestview Elementary Thursday at 7 p.m. at the J. Harley Bonds Center.
Admission is $3 for adults and students are free.
Flat Rock Playhouse announced Monday that producing artistic director Vincent Marini will step down May 31 to pursue new opportunities. Lisa K. Bryant, currently Flat Rock Playhouse associate artistic director, has been named interim artistic director.
"Over his five years as producing artistic director, Vincent Marini has led Flat Rock Playhouse to new levels of artistic excellence while weathering the major challenges of the recession economy," said Clifford Stalter, president of the Flat Rock Playhouse board of trustees. "We greatly appreciate his leadership and creative brilliance."
Three players are tied for the lead at the BMW Pro-AM for the first time entering the final round. Furman’s Matt Davidson, former Auburn All-American Blayne Barber and Duke’s Ryan Blum share the 54-hole lead at 14-under-par 201.
Wake Forest’s Kyle Reifers and Vanderbilt’s Jon Curran are a shot back in a tie for fourth.
Vermont native Trevor Murphy and Ohioan Kyle Reifers fired rounds of 66 and 64, respectively, to grab the halfway lead at the BMW Charity Pro-Am. The pair sits at 12-under par 132.
A shot back are last year’s NEC Series-PGA TOUR Latinoamérica leading money winner Ryan Blum, who equaled Reifers 66, and former U.S. Amateur champion Kelly Kraft, who shot 67.
Bunny Sedmont will release her first published novel 6-9 p.m. on May 31 at a book signing at the Stomping Grounds in Greer. “Trinity’s New Song” is a Christian romance book.
The back jacket of the book illustrates its theme:
If a picture is worth a thousand words then the scrapbook décor of photos on the walls at Rosie Hot Dog must be worth millions.
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The celebrity course rotations for this week’s BMW Charity Pro-Am golf tournament were announced today.
The tournament opens Thursday and rotates three courses – Thornblade Club, Green Valley Country Club and The Reserve at Lake Keowee – until Sunday’s final round at Thornblade.