Upstate International provides intriguing events and programs that will connect you with our international community. Find your way to explore our local global cultures.

Feb
22
Mon
2021
A Natural History Around the World at Belton Area Museum Association
Feb 22 – May 29 all-day

Filled with fossils, gemstones, and minerals from around the world and animal mounts from three continents, the exhibit takes visitors on a natural history adventure from the earliest time of creation to the present day and across all 7 continents.

With amazing features for kids of all ages to enjoy, this is a must-see exhibit.

WED – FRI: 9AM – 2PM | SAT: 10AM – 12PM

Feb
25
Thu
2021
BCA’s Anderson School District 2 Spring Showcase – Belton
Feb 25 – Mar 25 all-day

March is youth art month!  We celebrate art education by showcasing the vibrant talents of our school children.  Student work will be displayed during Arts Center hours from February 25 through March 25.

 

Mar
1
Mon
2021
Angela Gheorghiu: Song to the Moon – MET Orchestra Spotlight Series
Mar 1 – Mar 31 all-day

This concert will be available to stream until 31 March 2021 – part of Upstate International Month’s connections around the world.

Dvořák’s enchanting music is the focus of this fourth concert in the MET Orchestra Spotlight Series which includes both his Song to the Moon from Rusalka and the spirited Bass Quintet.  Brilliant soprano Angela Gheorghiu sings alongside musicians from the MET Orchestra including principal associate concertmaster Nancy Wu and associate principal bass, Leigh Mesh.  Also included are the stirring Our Father by Anton Pann and a tribute to nine musicians from the MET Orchestra who’ve retired since the start of the pandemic.

 

Counterfeit Exhibition – Spartanburg Art Museum
Mar 1 – Mar 31 all-day

Spartanburg Art Museum has an exhibition with many international connections.  In collaboration with over 20 local artists present an exhibition of counterfeit works of art from such international legends as Matisse, Dali, Kahlo, Basquiat, Kusama, and more.  Artists faithfully render their paintings, prints, and sculptures to the originals (although in some cases works have been scaled down in order to transport). If you have ever wanted your own a Klimt or Frankenthaler, this fundraiser is your opportunity to purchase a counterfeit of some of the most recognized works of fine art in the western canon.

Cricket – Events – March 2021
Mar 1 – Mar 31 all-day

CricSchedule.com has the schedules of 49 cricket events during March 2021.

Check out options for viewing, listening, and reading about at Cricket Schedule.

Test series are scheduled:

England Tour of India, 2021
Feb 02 – Mar 28, 2021

PSL 2021
Feb 20 – Mar 22, 2021

Australia tour of New Zealand, 2021
Feb 22 – Mar 07, 2021

Afganistan vs Zimbabwe

Mar 2 – Mar 20, 2021

 

 

National Red Cross Month
Mar 1 – Mar 31 all-day

Throughout the month of March, we honor people like you who make the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross possible — the individuals across the country who turn compassion into action, helping others in times of crisis. Our Red Cross Month celebration is an annual tradition since 1943, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued the first Red Cross Month proclamation.

Palmetto SC Region provides services in our Upstate.

As part of the world’s largest humanitarian network, Red Cross Red Crescent teams provide relief and hope in nearly every corner of the globe. Volunteers often come from the communities they serve, making us powerful change-makers. Together, Red Cross Red Crescent teams not only respond to emergencies—such as earthquakes, droughts, and health epidemics—but also help neighborhoods prepare for future disasters and ensure that children receive the vaccines they need to stay healthy.

THE SALVATION ARMY . . .DID YOU KNOW? – Greenwood The Museum
Mar 1 – Mar 31 all-day

Salvation Army Exhibition – Did you know?

· The Salvation Army is active in 130 countries throughout the world.

· Ministries of The Salvation Army include hospitals, clinics, schools, human trafficking, missing persons, and much more.

· The Salvation Army assists well over 23 million individuals in the US throughout the year – more than 2.9 million of those during the holiday season alone.

The exhibit, one of the few ever displayed outside of a Salvation Army center, includes vintage photographs, uniforms, instruments, and memorabilia from The Salvation Army Southern Territorial Historical Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Additional photographs and ministry descriptions are from The Salvation Army USA and The Salvation Army International Archives.

Mar
2
Tue
2021
Leadership Week – Day 2 – Clemson University
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – Mar 7 @ 9:00 pm

Day 2 – Clemson Leadership Week – evening Keynote Speaker

How Leadership Engages Diversity to Strengthen Growth Strategies – 11am

Presented by Adam Dost – Register

Providing Student-Led and Inclusive Opportunities for Technology Education – 2pm – Register

Presented by Stephen Russell, Josh Little, and Houston Everett

Leadership Week Keynote w/Nadya Okamoto – 6:30pm – Register

Nadya Okamoto is also the Founder of PERIOD (period.org), an organization fighting to end period poverty and stigma that she founded at the age of 16. Under her leadership as Executive Director for five years, PERIOD addressed over 1.5 million periods and registered over 800 campus chapters in all 50 states and 50 other countries.

CONNECTx Talk – 8pm – Watch on Instagram Live

Presented by CONNECTIONS – Register

Mar
3
Wed
2021
A Natural History Around the World at Belton Area Museum Association
Mar 3 – May 29 all-day

Filled with fossils, gemstones, and minerals from around the world and animal mounts from three continents, the exhibit takes visitors on a natural history adventure from the earliest time of creation to the present day and across all 7 continents.

With amazing features for kids of all ages to enjoy, this is a must-see exhibit.

WED – FRI: 9AM – 2PM | SAT: 10AM – 12PM

Leadership Week – Day 3 – Clemson University
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 6:30 pm

Day 3 – Clemson Leadership Week

How to Highlight Your Leadership Skills on Your Resume and During an Interview – 10am – Register (specific link broken at the time of posting)

Presented by Julie Biggers, Charlene King, and Kara Rice

Breaking the Ice: Understanding the Importance of Inclusivity and Intentionality in Introductions – 12pm – Register 

Presented by Michael Almond and Madison Woods

What Makes a Clemson Leader? – 2:00 PM – Register

Presented by Agassy Rodriguez.

Leadership Series: Success without Stress – 5:30pm – Register

Presented by Ishan Sharma.

Virtual Women Filmmakers Festival- Smithsonian
Mar 3 @ 5:30 pm

Lessons from Environmental Histories with Cecilia Vicuña

Join renowned Chilean American artist Cecilia Vicuña for a virtual conversation about her work that explores the deep histories, coastal traditions, and the ecology of her homeland of Chile. Enjoy two short video artworks, Seed Song (2015) and Un nudo vivo/ A Living Knot (2017), featuring artistic rituals for healing human-environment relations. Vicuña is joined in conversation by Amalia Cordova, Latino curator for digital and emerging media at the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, and Saisha Grayson, time-based media curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Vicuña’s film Kon Kon (2010) is also available for viewing on the Women Filmmakers Virtual Festival webpage from Monday, March 1, to Sunday, March 7. Questions and comments submitted by viewers about the film will be discussed during this virtual program.

Mar
4
Thu
2021
Leadership Week – Day 4 – Clemson University
Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Day 4 – Clemson Leadership Week

Green Zone Training – 1pm – Register

Presented by Peyton Bade.

Ethical Tech: A Guide to Impact Development – 2:30 PM – Register

Presented by Fouzan Alam, Amanda Southworth, and Bear Matthews.

 

Clemson Paw Pantry and Food Insecurity on College Campuses – 6pm – Register

Presented by Hannah Scott

Official Proclamation of Upstate International Month
Mar 4 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Official Proclamation of Upstate International Month
Thursday, March 4
2:00 pm
In front of Upstate International
9 S. Memminger St., Greenville SC
On a motion from Councilor Liz Seman, members of Greenville County Council wish to honor and acknowledge Upstate International Month. Join us as Greenville County Council Vice-Chair, Dan Tripp, officially proclaims the month of March to be Upstate International Month at 2:00 pm on Thursday, March 4, in front of the Upstate International office, 9 S. Memminger Street, Greenville, SC 29601. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Armchair Travel Series Begins with a Journey to Undiscovered North America
Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The first event in our month long travel series begins on March 4, 2021 at 5:00pm.

We are all ready to travel again and dreaming of where we will visit. Far from ordinary, but close to home, now is the perfect time to explore destinations in the United States. So join us for the first event in our travel series hosted by Travel Agents International of Greenville and presented by Globus Family of Brand’s Eric Kelly.  Deb Metcalf from Travel Agents International specializes in helping people find the perfect vacation. Deb and her partner, Lynne, are co-owners of Travel Agents International and have many years of experience in the travel industry. Eric Kelly has 34 years in the travel industry, the first 20 with big ship cruising, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, and Princess Cruises. The last 14 with Globus and their four brands of Globus, Cosmos, Monograms, and Avalon Waterways. He is currently the Business Development Manager for Globus.

Between North America’s breathtaking National Parks, cool emerging cities, and tiny historic towns, there is so much to see in your own backyard. With bucket-list vacations from Canada to Cali and Nashville to New England, we invite you to fetch a pail of wonder as you discover the undiscovered right outside your door. From the sunny Southern California coastlines to the sweeping views of Gaspe Peninsula in Quebec, this land was made for you to explore!

Please join us on Thursday, March 4th, at 5:00pm.

Register Now!

Once you register you will receive a confirmation email containing the link you will need to join the travel event.

Questions? Please email [email protected]

Interested in sponsoring Upstate International Month? Please email [email protected]

Women in Municipal Government Forum – Greenville
Mar 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

As women around the world are becoming more involved in governance, the League of Women Voters of Greenville County invites you to a forum on Women in Municipal Government.

Kelly Byers, Travelers Rest City Council

Dorothy Dowe, Greenville City Council

Lillian Brock Flemming, Greenville City Council

Jenn Hulehan, Simpsonville City Council

Moderated by Deb Sofield, Greenville Water Commissioner & former Greenville City Councillor

Please join us to learn more about the importance of municipal office and the role and experience of women in it.

WorldOregon’s 2021 International Speaker Series: Ari Shapiro — Journalism, Facts, & Other Things Considered
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm

WorldOregon’s 2021 International Speaker Series

March 4
Ari Shapiro — Journalism, Facts, & Other Things Considered
Cohost of NPR’s All Things Considered
April 7
Tom Colicchio — Hunger, Food, & Human Rights
Acclaimed restauranteur and Top Chef lead judge
Mar
5
Fri
2021
Leadership Week – Day 5 – Clemson University
Mar 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Day 5 – Clemson Leadership Week

The UPIC Program: Professional Internships on Clemson’s Campus – 11am

Presented by Jenna Tucker – Register

From Vague to Vivid – A Template For Your Leadership Journey – 1pm – Register

Presented by Charleen Fitzgerald and James Gaubert 

Ask A Financial Counselor: Entendiendo tu Reporte de Crédito – Greenville Library
Mar 5 @ 5:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Únase a Adriana del Centro de Poder Financiero de Greenville mientras habla sobre cómo comprender su puntaje crediticio. Explore lo que significa su puntuación y cómo mejorarlo. ¡Comente a continuación con las preguntas que tenga para futuros videos!

A financial counselor from Greenville Financial Empowerment Center explains an aspect of Financial Empowerment every other Friday. This session is in Spanish! Watch the latest video here!

Photo from: https://www.creditosenusa.com/ UI does not endorse this company and has no connections.
First Friday Greenville – Area Gallery Crawl
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

First Fridays invite you to navigate Greenville’s visual arts scene each month as galleries and venues are open to the public from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. There are a number of resources on the MAC page to help you plan your route. First, you can sign up for MAC First Friday’s eblast list to receive gallery highlights in your inbox each month before the event. Second, you can visit the MAC maps to find the main areas where the galleries are located. Lastly, the MAC gallery directory contains contact information and directions through Google Maps to each location.

Mar
6
Sat
2021
Conquer the Rock – Pickens
Mar 6 – Mar 7 all-day

Conquer The Rock – Foothills 50k & Bear Crawl 25k & Dare You Double

Table Rock State Park is one of the premier parks in the southeast with a mountain range that nestles in the heart of the foothills. This race will test your will but the experience and views will be well worth your effort!

Upstate Ultra welcomes you to the 6th Annual Conquer the Rock race series that is held in beautiful Table Rock State Park. Table Rock State Park fits the bill for natural beauty. The towering mountain, which gives the park its name, serves as a backdrop for the 3,000-acre park. Below this section of the Blue Ridge Mountains, South Carolina natives and visitors can enjoy Table Rock State Park cabins, a campground, and an old-fashioned swimming hole on one of the park’s two lakes.

Women in Leadership Conference 2021: All Spaces, All Places – Clemson University
Mar 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Women in Leadership Conference began with students and staff who were passionate about women in leadership. The annual conference has grown into an incredibly successful program that builds capacity and efficacy in leadership, giving conference attendees knowledge about issues in women’s leadership and knowledge, skills, and values to engage in the leadership process.

The final deadline to register is March 1, 2021.

Keynote Speaker – Linda Sarsour

“Linda Sarsour is an award-winning racial justice and civil rights activist, seasoned community organizer, every Islamophobe’s worst nightmare, and mother of three. Ambitious, outspoken, and independent, Linda shatters stereotypes of Muslim women while also treasuring her religious and ethnic heritage. She is a Palestinian Muslim American and a self-proclaimed “pure

New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn!” She is the co-founder of the first Muslim online organizing platform, MPower Change and co-founder of Until Freedom, an intersectional racial justice organization focused on direct action and power building in communities of color

International Women’s Day Celebration: “The Power of Community to Achieve Global Gender Equality”
Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

The theme of this year’s event is “The Power of Community to Achieve Global Gender Equality”, which is inspired by Dining for Women’s new mission statement: Dining for Women cultivates the collective power of community to achieve global gender equality.  In order to be successful in achieving global gender equality, we must do it in community together. Dining for Women is a powerful global community of women and girls and their allies, making life-changing differences for each other and for the world. Our members and our grantees work together to elevate the issue of gender inequality and to create opportunities for women and girls to thrive all over the world. There is power in coming together as women and allies who care about making the world a better place for women and girls, and we will celebrate this at our International Women’s Day event with an amazing discussion that will include:

  • Judi Aubel, Executive Director of Grandmother Project
  • Jennifer Schechter, co-founder and Executive Director of Integrate Health
  • Heather Ibrahim-Leathers, President of Global Fund for Widows
  • Anna Schoon, national volunteer and Chair of DFW’s Regional Leader Committee
  • More to come!

Along with these fabulous speakers, you won’t want to miss the unveiling of our new name and logo! Please encourage all your chapter members to join this very special celebration of the power of community!

DATE: Saturday, March 6th
TIME: 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm ET
REGISTER in advance for this webinar HERE.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Mar
7
Sun
2021
Conquer the Rock – Pickens
Mar 7 all-day

Conquer The Rock – Foothills 50k & Bear Crawl 25k & Dare You Double

Table Rock State Park is one of the premier parks in the southeast with a mountain range that nestles in the heart of the foothills. This race will test your will but the experience and views will be well worth your effort!

Upstate Ultra welcomes you to the 6th Annual Conquer the Rock race series that is held in beautiful Table Rock State Park. Table Rock State Park fits the bill for natural beauty. The towering mountain, which gives the park its name, serves as a backdrop for the 3,000-acre park. Below this section of the Blue Ridge Mountains, South Carolina natives and visitors can enjoy Table Rock State Park cabins, a campground, and an old-fashioned swimming hole on one of the park’s two lakes.

National Foreign Language Week – March 7 – 13
Mar 7 – Mar 13 all-day

National Foreign Language Week – Open your mind to language

Alpha Mu Gamma is the National Collegiate Foreign Language Honor Society. AMG was established in 1931 and is the first and largest national collegiate foreign language honor society of the United State.  AMG recognizes exceptional achievements in all foreign languages (including American Sign Language).

Celebrate learning a language during this week.  Encourage a student to keep learning, and learn a few words in another language and discover new parts of your world.

Register Now for an Upstate International Foreign Language Class – Classes begin the week of March 22 and fill up quickly.  Don’t delay.  Click here for the schedule of classes and to register.

THE SALVATION ARMY . . .DID YOU KNOW? – Greenwood The Museum
Mar 7 – Mar 31 all-day

Salvation Army Exhibition – Did you know?

· The Salvation Army is active in 130 countries throughout the world.

· Ministries of The Salvation Army include hospitals, clinics, schools, human trafficking, missing persons, and much more.

· The Salvation Army assists well over 23 million individuals in the US throughout the year – more than 2.9 million of those during the holiday season alone.

The exhibit, one of the few ever displayed outside of a Salvation Army center, includes vintage photographs, uniforms, instruments, and memorabilia from The Salvation Army Southern Territorial Historical Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Additional photographs and ministry descriptions are from The Salvation Army USA and The Salvation Army International Archives.

Mar
8
Mon
2021
Angela Gheorghiu: Song to the Moon – MET Orchestra Spotlight Series
Mar 8 – Mar 31 all-day

This concert will be available to stream until 31 March 2021 – part of Upstate International Month’s connections around the world.

Dvořák’s enchanting music is the focus of this fourth concert in the MET Orchestra Spotlight Series which includes both his Song to the Moon from Rusalka and the spirited Bass Quintet.  Brilliant soprano Angela Gheorghiu sings alongside musicians from the MET Orchestra including principal associate concertmaster Nancy Wu and associate principal bass, Leigh Mesh.  Also included are the stirring Our Father by Anton Pann and a tribute to nine musicians from the MET Orchestra who’ve retired since the start of the pandemic.

 

Counterfeit Exhibition – Spartanburg Art Museum
Mar 8 – Apr 7 all-day

Spartanburg Art Museum has an exhibition with many international connections.  In collaboration with over 20 local artists present an exhibition of counterfeit works of art from such international legends as Matisse, Dali, Kahlo, Basquiat, Kusama, and more.  Artists faithfully render their paintings, prints, and sculptures to the originals (although in some cases works have been scaled down in order to transport). If you have ever wanted your own a Klimt or Frankenthaler, this fundraiser is your opportunity to purchase a counterfeit of some of the most recognized works of fine art in the western canon.

International Women’s Day
Mar 8 all-day
International Women’s Day x [email protected] – virtual
Mar 8 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

 A virtual event celebrating and honoring International Women’s Day, from live from Dublin, Ireland.

Indeed is a proud supporter of International Women’s Day 2021. Taking place on March 8th, this year’s campaign theme is #ChooseToChallenge

A challenging world is an alert world and from challenge comes change. So let’s all choose to challenge.

We must ask ourselves how we will help forge a gender-equal world?

  • By celebrating women’s achievement.
  • Raising awareness against bias.
  • Taking action for equality.

Please join us virtually for our panel discussion on Monday the 8th of March with [email protected] EMEA, to hear how we plan to #ChoosetoChallenge

This event is free to register.

River of Life: How a Lost Boy Found His True Home. One of the most remarkable stories you’ll ever hear.
Mar 8 @ 5:00 pm

In 1987, at age ten, Deng Chol was forced to leave his peaceful home in southern Sudan in the middle of the night and trek more than a thousand miles through jungle and desert, along with thousands of other children, escaping a murderous regime.

Along with many other boys, he marched thousands of miles to find refuge in a camp in Kenya. These boys had to flee Sudan because they were the targets of killings by militant forces. Many of his friends died during the flight because they were attacked by wild animals. Deng survived and along with the other survivors these boys came to be known as “The Lost Boys of Sudan. ”

Having arrived in the United States, Deng advanced to be a leader of the Lost Boys and he continues with much energy to bring to the attention of the public the horrific events in his home country. He mobilized 3,900 Lost Boys across the U.S. and organized them into peace advocacy chapters. Deng didn’t only inspire his fellow Southern Sudanese in the US, but he also used the urgency of his voice to galvanize American public to pressure the U.S. Government to broker peace in the Sudan in 2005. Deng was the first Lost Boy to graduate from an American University (Arizona State University). Afterwards he obtained degrees from George Washington University and Harvard University and is now at Oxford. All along the way he has been an avid and outspoken advocate for human rights, peace, and justice. His story is one of unimaginable adversity and tremendous triumph.

Deng Majok Chol is a South Sudanese national, a co-Founder and former Executive Director of the Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan, (U.S.A). He has worked on humanitarian issues affecting refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) around the world. He was a consultant at the World Bank Group. Deng is married to Sarah, and they have 4 children. You can read more about Deng here.

Click here to register for the Zoom event

 

Mar
9
Tue
2021
Hiking with the UIWG
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Come out and enjoy a nice hike with the UIWG usually on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, September through May. Meet at the Starbucks on E. North St. to carpool departing at 9:00am (or drive yourself and meet us there).  RSVP required so we know whether to wait for you. RSVP by emailing Margo here.

Our hikes vary each month:

September 15, 2020: Hike Glassy Mountain in Flatrock and cap it off with apple-picking at Sky Top
October 13, 2020: Hike Lake Junaluska, NC

UIWG Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization.
Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

A Gateway to International Trade: South Carolina & Europe Transportation Efficiencies
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

 

 

 

Event Outline:

Join us for an overview of inbound and outbound transportation modes in South Carolina and the Netherlands, a gateway to Europe.

From new capital investments and expansions to job creation, South Carolina and the Netherlands are consistently recognized for their successes with international business. From 2011 – 2019, foreign-based firms invested nearly $18 billion, creating 44,000 new jobs in South Carolina. Across the pond, The Netherlands is the nineth-largest recipient of foreign investment in the world. Efficient trade and transportation networks are at the root of their successes.  

Our guest speakers will discuss different transport options on both sides of the Atlantic and explore how international companies can better exploit air, road, and water transportation infrastructure to optimize their businesses and improve their bottom line.

Learn more about the newest transportation industry trends and their impact on bi-lateral trade. Geared towards helping manufacturers better exploit transportation networks.

Presented by:

European American Chamber of Commerce-Carolinas, in partnership with the European American Chamber of Commerce-Netherlands, Upstate SC Alliance, Charleston Regional Development Alliance, Holland International Distribution Council, and South Carolina Council on Competitiveness.

Target audience:

European companies currently doing business or interested in doing business in South Carolina, US companies interested in expanding into Europe, and all companies selling their products into the EU.

Speakers:

Barbara L Melvin, Chief Operating Officer – South Carolina Ports Authority

Taylor Jackson, Director of SC Logistics – South Carolina Council on Competitiveness

Jelle de Rooij, Sr Manager Supply Chain Solutions – Holland International Distribution Council

Winnie Wener, Business Manager Shippers & Forwarders – Port of Rotterdam

Format:

Presentation/Panel Discussion

Online Program – Via ZOOM

Letters on Blackness: Exploring African American Literature
Mar 9 @ 5:30 pm

This session on African American literature will focus on nonfiction works by James Baldwin (“My Dungeon Shook: Letter to My Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Emancipation,” 1963), Ta-Nehisi Coates (excerpts from Between the World and Me, 2015), and Ariel Felton (“A Letter to My Niece,” 2019). Each of these works is written as a letter from the author to a younger family member.

African Dance Class – Ballet Spartanburg
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Ballet Spartanburg is offering FREE West African dance classes every Tuesday through early June to the community. We are so very grateful to JM Smith Foundation for sponsoring this community dance class from January through June 2021. This class is open to anyone who would like to learn about the history of African Dance, the culture, the many variations of African Dance, all while enjoying movement, exercise, and freedom of spirit and mind. Taught by Angela Alderson, an exceptional African Dance instructor who has taught this dance class for the past two years with Page Rogers, an African Drummer, this class is open to all ages.

Mar
10
Wed
2021
A Natural History Around the World at Belton Area Museum Association
Mar 10 – May 29 all-day

Filled with fossils, gemstones, and minerals from around the world and animal mounts from three continents, the exhibit takes visitors on a natural history adventure from the earliest time of creation to the present day and across all 7 continents.

With amazing features for kids of all ages to enjoy, this is a must-see exhibit.

WED – FRI: 9AM – 2PM | SAT: 10AM – 12PM

Teen Cuisine: Fruit Salad – Greenville County Library
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am

Join us to learn quick, easy, and delicious recipes that anyone can make.   Designed for tweens and teens.

Beginning March 10, follow along by watching the video here!

Many of their past events have had an international connection, what is the connection this week?

Upstate Innovation: Explore the World With VR Mondi 
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Virtual Reality here we come . . . 

With international travel effectivley halted, VR Mondi’s educational environments are an urgent repsonse to the global learning needs of over 20 million university students nationwide, and another 200 million across the world.

 

VR Mondi provides university students and faculty an immersive experience in virtual reality environments based on global cities and iconic historical and cultural sites. Intercultural communication in these virtual spaces is supported by an extensive porfolio of global partners. Developed by a team at Clemson University, founders Kyle Anderson and Nathan Newsome won the 2020 Innovision Award for Education. Join  Kyle and Nathan as they show us the abilities of this new virtual reality program that transports us to places and experiences far away, while we remain at home.

 

Kyle David Anderson is the Senior Director for the Office of Global Engagement at Clemson University. Read Kyle Anderson’s biography here. Nate Newsome is a Research Associate in Virtual Reality at Clemson University who is currently creating innovative VR solutions for the printing and packaging industry. Read Nathan Newsome’s biography here.

 

Register Now!

Join us on March 10th at 11:00am to learn about this fascinating new program!  The event will last an hour with plenty of time for questions and answers.

The Politics of Covid-19 in the EU with Eleanor Beardsley
Mar 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

The Folks Center for International Business is excited to welcome Eleanor Beardsley, NPR’s Paris correspondent and Moore School international business alum, virtually to campus on Wednesday afternoon, March 10 at 4 p.m.  Eleanor should be very insightful and au courant on Covid-19 in the EU.

This is a free event but registration is required. Click here.

Eleanor Beardsley reports on all aspects of French society, politics, economics, culture and gastronomy for National Public Radio and is an integral part of the NPR Europe reporting team. A South Carolina native residing in Paris, she has traveled throughout Europe, North Africa, Ukraine and Scandinavia to cover breaking news. Prior to moving to France, Beardsley worked for three years with the United Nations Mission in Kosovo. Beardsley says her studies and travels prepared her
well for being a journalist.

Virtual Women Filmmakers Festival- Smithsonian
Mar 10 @ 5:30 pm

Lessons from Activist Histories with Coco Fusco

Join award-winning artist and writer Coco Fusco for a virtual conversation about her work that examines the complex relationships between art, politics, and identity since the 1990s. Watch a screening of Fusco’s 2004 a/k/a Mrs. George Gilbert, which explores the role of photography in the FBI’s hunt for and trial of Black Power activist Angela Davis. Fusco is joined in conversation by Rhea Combs, curator of film and photography at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and Saisha Grayson, time-based media curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Learn more about how government surveillance impacts activists in the era of camera phones and facial recognition technologies. Fusco’s film La botella al mar de María Elena (2015) is also available for viewing on the Women Filmmakers Virtual Festival webpage from Monday, March 8, to Sunday, March 14. Questions and comments submitted by viewers about the film will be discussed during this virtual program.

EXPLORING THE WORLD OF OIL & VINEGAR CLASS
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm
EXPLORING THE WORLD OF OIL & VINEGAR CLASS 3

You’ll learn how to make vinaigrettes, taste two delicious combinations of oils and vinegars to use for a salad. Learn to make a healthy and delicious drink called a shrub, and get recommendations for using both oils and vinegars in your everyday cooking.

Price of $25 per person/link and includes;
- 60 minutes of interactive learning (1 shrub recipe and 2 salad recipes)
- A mailed box of mini oil and vinegar samples (samples are single serve)
- List of ingredients to have on hand to follow along with Chef Veera
Time:
- Wednesday, March 10th, 2020: 3:00 pm PT/6:00 pm ET
(Registration Deadline for SHIPPED samples is March 3, 2021)
(Registration Deadline for PICK UP samples is March 9, 2021)

Tickets available by phone (864-241-6689) as well. Classes are non-refundable.

Mar
11
Thu
2021
Stride and Stroll(er) with the UIWG
Mar 11 @ 9:00 am

For ladies of all ages and fitness levels, children who can walk 3 miles, babies in strollers. . .Join the Upstate International Women’s Group for Stride and Stroll(er) on the 2nd Thursday of every month!
Meet us at the Greenville Zoo parking lot at 9 am.
Then … 2 options: 1) Some of us will walk slowly to the Children’s garden, turn around and have a snack at the cafe Spill the Beans and return to the parking lot by noon.  2) For ladies who would like to cover more miles and walk faster, please plan to  walk ahead to the  railroad bridge and come back to meet us at the cafe on your return.


Please RSVP (required) by noon the day before the walk by emailing Margo  here.

UIWG Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization.
Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

African American Voices: A Poetry Workshop – Lander University
Mar 11 @ 5:30 pm

This session will explore the poetry of celebrated African Americans such as Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, James Baldwin, Marilyn Nelson, Natasha Tretheway, and Gwendolyn Brooks. How do these poets give voice to the African American experience? How can your own experience be captured by writing poems?

Armchair Travel Series- Presented by the Greenville Library
Mar 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Armchair Traveler Series

Join us for this live virtual event series presented via Zoom. Explore your world with us as we present the beauty of foreign landscapes and rich cultures from around the world. Registration is required.

Visit greenvillelibrary.org/events to register.

Canada

                                                   Thu, Mar 11 • 6:30p–7:30p

Denmark

Thu, Mar 18 • 6:30p–7:30p

Bulgaria

Tue, Mar 23 • 6:30p–7:30p

Colombia

Tue, Mar 30 • 6:30p –7:30p

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Kids’ Virtual Events/Activities: Preschool Picassos
Mar 12 all-day

Preschool Picassos

Listen to a story, learn about an artist, and create your own art.

Southeast Regional Model Arab League – Converse College
Mar 12 – Mar 14 all-day

This conference will be held online

**Open to High Schools and Collegiate Institutions**
High School Fees: $10/delegate
Collegiate Fees: $20/delegate

REGISTER YOUR SCHOOL  |   PAY DELEGATE FEES

What exactly are Model Programs, you might ask? Converse’s two programs, International Model NATO and Model Arab League, are competitive simulations in which students write, debate, and pass resolutions on issues of international concern. One of Converse’s primary goals is to prepare students for leadership. We put students in situations to develop their analytical, speaking, writing and administrative skills. International Model NATO and Model Arab Leagues are highly interactive seminars that demand student engagement.

Virtual Bilingual Storytimes: presented by the Greenville Library
Mar 12 all-day

  Virtual Bilingual Storytimes:

Green as a Chili Pepper by Roseanne Thong

Conejito by Margaret Read MacDonald

Round is a Tortilla, A Book of Shapes by Roseanne Thong

Click here for these YouTube storytimes

 

 

 

A Tale of Two Cities: The Musical – Greenville
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 14 @ 7:29 pm

A Tale of Two Cities

Available for 48 hours starting March 12 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern. — $14.99

Based on one of the most famous novels of all time, comes the Broadway musical A Tale of Two Cities. In the shadow of the French Revolution, the classic story of love, justice, family, and sacrifice comes to life on stage in a dramatic fashion.

With music and lyrics by Jill Santoriello, this production features guest artists and BJU students and staff under the direction of Darren Lawson.

A limited number of in-person guest tickets are available. For availability and details, contact the Box Office directly, (864) 770-1372.

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Celebrating Irish Culture and Heritage in South Carolina’s Greenest City
Mar 13 all-day

St. Patrick’s Day has been celebrated in Greenville in many different ways since 1918, starting with a parade of soldiers in training at Camp Sevier and continuing on through the years with festivals, concerts, theatrical performances and even bicycle races.

This is event is in the planning stage.  Check the webpage for updates.

Race for The Green 2021 5K and Half Marathon – Seneca
Mar 13 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

The Race for the Green Half-Marathon and 5K is set in Seneca, SC, during March, typically a month in the South when the air is still a bit crisp in the morning and mildly warm as the morning progresses.  It’s a fun event set in downtown Seneca where the energy is palpable and the finishers medal is one you’ll be proud to own.  Adding to that, there are cash prizes, a race jacket and duffle bag, even a racers’ visor, which are part of the bling you’ll take home.

Event details and schedule

  • Half Marathon begins at 7:30 am.
  • 5K begins at 7:45 am.
Color Run Benefiting SCC SEA Board – Spartanburg Community College
Mar 13 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

You are invited to get colorful at SCC’s Second Campus Color Run! Get steps in & walk or run through a powdered paint party around campus! $10 for adults & $5 for children 12 and under.
All proceeds go to SEA Board for Student Events and Activities.