The American Red Cross of Upstate South Carolina held its annual Black Tie Gala Saturday at Greenville’s Hyatt Regency.
The event was held to help fund the Upstate chapter to help aid victims of natural disasters through its emergency response organization. The Red Cross serves the community with health and safety, safety to the armed services, and volunteer services.
The inaugural Lake Robinson Duathlon is scheduled Nov. 11, Veterans Day, featuring a standard and sprint race.
• Standard duathlon includes a 10k run, 40k bike and 5k run.
Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce has canceled the 2017 Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival because of decreased attendance, lack of funding, and ongoing contract negotiations.
The recommendation to cancel the longstanding community festival came Wednesday during a BBQ Festival Committee meeting. The Festival’s primary purpose has been to raise funds for the Chamber of Commerce through a nationally recognized family-oriented two-day event.
When “The Book of Mormon” returns to a one week engagement, Jan. 31 – Feb. 5, a pre-show lottery will be held at the Peace Center box office, making 20 tickets available at $25 each.
Entries will be accepted in the Peace Concert Hall lobby beginning two and a half hours before each performance. Each person will print their name and the number of tickets (1 or 2) they wish to purchase on a card that is provided.
The Greenville Little Theatre (GLT) is holding open auditions for “Hairspray the Musical” Sunday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m.
Roles are available for 6 – 8 African-American women, 8 – 10 white women, 4 – 6 African-American men, 7 – 9 white men, and a young African-American girl (age 12 to 15). Adult ages range from 16 to 65.
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced it was closing after 146 years, citing falling ticket sales, high operating costs and changing public tastes in entertainment
Upstate residents can see the circus for the final time Feb. 2-5 at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.
Tunes in the Park and Greer Idol have been eliminated from the Greer Recreation Department’s 2017 programs.
More popular events promoted by the city remain like the International Festival and Movies in the Park and Railfest.
Horses coming from around the world for the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon, N.C., will either fly into Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport or Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
“We’re actually about twelve months behind making the (transportation) decision,” said Jim Dutta of The Dutta Corporation. Dutta’s company specializes in transporting horses and has served clients in the Tryon area.
Maddox Hanson frolics in the soft snow (second photo) that fell on the Greer area overnight Friday into early Saturday.