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Lake Robinson celebration is Sunday; Dancers-illusionists at Peace Center

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Friday, October 7, 2011

The Lake Robinson Day of Celebration is Sunday from 1-6 p.m. at the J. Verne Smith Park located next to the Lake Robinson dam off Mays Bridge Road.
• The City of Greer Parks and Recreation Department will provide children’s activities that will include a casting contest. 
• The Friends of Lake Robinson are sponsoring inflatable activities.
• Sunrift Adventures will have kayaks to paddle on the lake.
• The S. C. Department of Natural Resources will have a fishing simulator to give visitors an opportunity to experience catching fish of different sizes. 
• The Rotary Clubs of Greater Greer and Greenville Breakfast will provide dinners of barbeque chicken and pork with sides and beverages. 
• The Locust Grove Bluegrass Band will perform 3-5 p.m. and Joe Beam and his band begin the entertainment at 1 p.m. 
‘HAIRSPRAY’ DANCE CLINICS’: Free dance clinics scheduled Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon to prepare for Greer Children’s Theatre “Hairspray” auditions. The clinic dates are Oct. 8, 15 and 22. There are a limited number of spaces available and it’s first come, first served.
Audition dates are Thursday and Friday, Oct. 27-28, from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m. - noon. Callbacks are Saturday, Oct. 29 6-10 p.m. n Auditions are held at 226 Oakland Avenue.
• GREER OPRY HOUSE: Overtime Band with Betty Gentry will play Friday nights through Oct. 21 and Classic Country Band with Ed Burrell play Saturdays through Oct. 22 at the Greer Opry House. Bands begin performing at 8 p.m. Admission is $9. The venue is at 107 Cannon Street. Call 801-1999.
• RHYTHM & BREWS: Thunder Chickens play tonight and Sinner Saints play Saturday at Rhythm and Brews at 213 Trade Street. Hours are 4-2 a.m. on weekends. Call 877-1990. 
• CITY PARK MARKET: The Market at Greer City Park ends its fall scheduled Sunday. It’s open from 1-5 p.m. Vendors offer fresh produce, gourmet baked good, prepared foods, greenery and handcrafted items.
• WILD ACE PIZZA AND PUB: Name that tune trivia with Andrew Shaw is held each Thursday night beginning at 7:30. On Wednesday’s the restaurant features a weekly BOGO (buy one, get one free) dinner special. Visit 109 Trade Street or call 879-6900.
• BIN 112: A wine tasting is scheduled Tuesday beginning at 4:30 p.m. Three wines are tasted with wine tasting notes available to each guest. The restaurant is at 112 Trade Street. Call 848-2112.
• ESMERALDA: Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet will perform the show Sunday at 7:30 p.m.on the big screen at the Peace Center. The classical ballet was inspired by Victor Hugo’s “Hunchback of Notre Dame”. Call 467-3000 for ticket prices and directions.
“ANNIE”: Begins a six-performance engagement Nov. 4-13 at the J. Harley Bonds Career Center. Performances are weekends of Nov. 4-6 and 11-13. Friday and Saturday performances are 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees are 2 p.m. Admission is $13 for adults, $10 for students/seniors and $6 for children under 5. Purchase tickets at greerculturalarts.com.
PEACE CENTER
The Peace Center opens in a big way this weekend with an entertaining show featuring dancer-illusionists. Begining Tuesday some of the biggest names in show show business and performing arts begin a busy season. 
MOMIX IN ‘BOTANICA’: The Peace Center features MOMIX in “Botanica” on Saturday and Sunday. Dancer-illusionists explore the seasons through surrealistic images, props, light, shadow and the human body. Tickets start at $5.
• CYNDI LAUPER AND DR. JOHN: On Tuesday, Oct. 11, Cyndi Lauper and Dr. John, two of music's most colorful characters combine for a night of blues, jazz and rock 'n' roll. They are performing on their "From Memphis to Mardis Gras" tour.
TONY BENNETT, Tuesday, Oct. 18: Tony Bennett: The legendary crooner will perform.
MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER, Wednesday, Oct. 19: Mary Chapin Carpenter, five-time Grammy-winner, is one of country and folk music's most popular singer/songwriters.
PETER PAN, Nov. 1-6: Starring Cathy Rigby, the fairy tale performance, will be on the Broadway stage from Nov. 1-6. 
Call 864-467-3030 for tickets and information.

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