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

Oct
26
Tue
2021
Long Fitness Walk with the UIWG
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am

Friends Power Walking in Park — Image by © Kevin Dodge/Corbis

Get in shape with the International Women’s Group on the fourth Tuesday of every month in our long fitness walk! Meet in the Cleveland Zoo parking lot.

We’ll walk all the way to the Swamp Rabbit Cafe, enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack, and then walk back…a good 8 miles round-trip!  You’ll definitely get in your 10,000 steps for the day!

RSVP required by noon the day before the walk … so we know that you are coming!  Please click here  to RSVP or to contact Margo for more information.

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

Nov
2
Tue
2021
Holiday Make-n-Take Craft with the International Women’s Group
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join The Upstate International Women’s Group for
a Holiday Craft Make-n-Take event!

Tuesday, November 2nd at 10:00 am.

We will be etching glass!

Learn how to etch glass! Take a design and put it onto a piece of glass using a stencil and etching cream. You have the choice between 1 hurricane vase (use with a candle inside, or as a vase, or fill it with holiday ornaments or candy) or 2 long drink glasses.

You can use a variety of designs and patterns to make the glass look unique, and you can keep it for yourself or give it 

as a gift. We will provide all the materials needed, no need to bring anything. Just sign up, make your choice of vase or 

glasses, prepay through the link provided and we look forward to seeing you on November 2nd.

Fee : $10 – choice of 1 hurricane vase OR 2 tall drink glasses.
(Feel free to order multiple vases or glasses.)

RSVP and payment is required by Friday, October 29th

Join us on Tuesday, November 2nd at 10:00 am
Upstate International, 9 S. Memminger St., Greenville, SC 29601


 

Nov
9
Tue
2021
Hiking with the UIWG
Nov 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:

August 10, 2021: Hike Raven Cliff Falls Trail at Ceaasar’s Head
September 14, 2021:
 Hike Glassy Mountain in Flatrock and cap it off with apple-picking at Sky Top
October 12, 2021: 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. 

Nov
11
Thu
2021
Stride and Stroll(er) with the UIWG
Nov 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. 

Nov
16
Tue
2021
Coffee & Conversation with the International Women’s Group
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am
Coffee and Conversation
Tuesday, May 18
10:00 am
Panera on Woodruff (at the Shops at Greenridge)
Outdoor patio
Join the International Women’s Club for our 1st in-person, but outside, Coffee & Conversation meeting in over a year! We’ve been meeting virtually every 3rd Tuesday of the month, but are especially excited to see everyone, outside, this time. While many of us are from abroad, just as many are from the U.S. and we love to share our stories and cultures.
No RSVP necessary, just come and join us.
Africa and China: Symbiotic or Neocolonial Relationship
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Chinese investment on the Afrian continent has increased significantly in recent years. What do African countries and China hope to gain from the relationship? How is the relationship different from typical development assistance? Can African states gain the benefits of economic development without ceding economic or political sovereignty?

Join the World Affairs Council Upstate, along with our expert, Trevor Rubenzer, for the next in our monthly series, Beyond the Headlines: Critical issues Impacting Our World.

Dr. Trevor Rubenzer is a professor of political science and chair of the department of History, Political Science, and American Studies at USC Upstate. His specialties are United States foreign policy and African foreign and defense policy.

Please join us for this
In-Person Lunch & Learn
on
Tuesday, November 16th at 12:00 pm
at the Kroc Center, 424 Westfield Street, Greenville
 
Presentations generally run from 12-1:00 with plenty of time afterwards
to ask your specific questions of our speaker.
Cost: $12.00 includes your choice of 3 lunch options
or  $5.00 if you prefer to live-stream the event from your home or office.
This is a LIVE event held in-person as well as live-streamed.

Once you register you will receive a confirmation email that will contain the link you will need to live-stream the event.
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 Questions? Interested in sponsor opportunities? Please email [email protected]
Nov
23
Tue
2021
Long Fitness Walk with the UIWG
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am

Friends Power Walking in Park — Image by © Kevin Dodge/Corbis

Get in shape with the International Women’s Group on the fourth Tuesday of every month in our long fitness walk! Meet in the Cleveland Zoo parking lot.

We’ll walk all the way to the Swamp Rabbit Cafe, enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack, and then walk back…a good 8 miles round-trip!  You’ll definitely get in your 10,000 steps for the day!

RSVP required by noon the day before the walk … so we know that you are coming!  Please click here  to RSVP or to contact Margo for more information.

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

Dec
9
Thu
2021
Stride and Stroll(er) with the UIWG
Dec 9 @ 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. 

Dec
14
Tue
2021
Hiking with the UIWG
Dec 14 @ 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:

August 10, 2021: Hike Raven Cliff Falls Trail at Ceaasar’s Head
September 14, 2021:
 Hike Glassy Mountain in Flatrock and cap it off with apple-picking at Sky Top
October 12, 2021: 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. 

Dec
21
Tue
2021
Coffee & Conversation with the International Women’s Group
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am
Coffee and Conversation
Tuesday, May 18
10:00 am
Panera on Woodruff (at the Shops at Greenridge)
Outdoor patio
Join the International Women’s Club for our 1st in-person, but outside, Coffee & Conversation meeting in over a year! We’ve been meeting virtually every 3rd Tuesday of the month, but are especially excited to see everyone, outside, this time. While many of us are from abroad, just as many are from the U.S. and we love to share our stories and cultures.
No RSVP necessary, just come and join us.
Dec
28
Tue
2021
Long Fitness Walk with the UIWG
Dec 28 @ 9:00 am

Friends Power Walking in Park — Image by © Kevin Dodge/Corbis

Get in shape with the International Women’s Group on the fourth Tuesday of every month in our long fitness walk! Meet in the Cleveland Zoo parking lot.

We’ll walk all the way to the Swamp Rabbit Cafe, enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack, and then walk back…a good 8 miles round-trip!  You’ll definitely get in your 10,000 steps for the day!

RSVP required by noon the day before the walk … so we know that you are coming!  Please click here  to RSVP or to contact Margo for more information.

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

Jan
11
Tue
2022
Hiking with the UIWG
Jan 11 @ 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:

August 10, 2021: Hike Raven Cliff Falls Trail at Ceaasar’s Head
September 14, 2021:
 Hike Glassy Mountain in Flatrock and cap it off with apple-picking at Sky Top
October 12, 2021: 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. 

Jan
13
Thu
2022
Stride and Stroll(er) with the UIWG
Jan 13 @ 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. 

Jan
18
Tue
2022
Coffee & Conversation with the International Women’s Group
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am
Coffee and Conversation
Tuesday, May 18
10:00 am
Panera on Woodruff (at the Shops at Greenridge)
Outdoor patio
Join the International Women’s Club for our 1st in-person, but outside, Coffee & Conversation meeting in over a year! We’ve been meeting virtually every 3rd Tuesday of the month, but are especially excited to see everyone, outside, this time. While many of us are from abroad, just as many are from the U.S. and we love to share our stories and cultures.
No RSVP necessary, just come and join us.
Jan
25
Tue
2022
Long Fitness Walk with the UIWG
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am

Friends Power Walking in Park — Image by © Kevin Dodge/Corbis

Get in shape with the International Women’s Group on the fourth Tuesday of every month in our long fitness walk! Meet in the Cleveland Zoo parking lot.

We’ll walk all the way to the Swamp Rabbit Cafe, enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack, and then walk back…a good 8 miles round-trip!  You’ll definitely get in your 10,000 steps for the day!

RSVP required by noon the day before the walk … so we know that you are coming!  Please click here  to RSVP or to contact Margo for more information.

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

Feb
8
Tue
2022
Hiking with the UIWG
Feb 8 @ 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:

August 10, 2021: Hike Raven Cliff Falls Trail at Ceaasar’s Head
September 14, 2021:
 Hike Glassy Mountain in Flatrock and cap it off with apple-picking at Sky Top
October 12, 2021: 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. 

Feb
10
Thu
2022
Stride and Stroll(er) with the UIWG
Feb 10 @ 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. 

Feb
15
Tue
2022
Coffee & Conversation with the International Women’s Group
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am
Coffee and Conversation
Tuesday, May 18
10:00 am
Panera on Woodruff (at the Shops at Greenridge)
Outdoor patio
Join the International Women’s Club for our 1st in-person, but outside, Coffee & Conversation meeting in over a year! We’ve been meeting virtually every 3rd Tuesday of the month, but are especially excited to see everyone, outside, this time. While many of us are from abroad, just as many are from the U.S. and we love to share our stories and cultures.
No RSVP necessary, just come and join us.
Feb
22
Tue
2022
Long Fitness Walk with the UIWG
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am

Friends Power Walking in Park — Image by © Kevin Dodge/Corbis

Get in shape with the International Women’s Group on the fourth Tuesday of every month in our long fitness walk! Meet in the Cleveland Zoo parking lot.

We’ll walk all the way to the Swamp Rabbit Cafe, enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack, and then walk back…a good 8 miles round-trip!  You’ll definitely get in your 10,000 steps for the day!

RSVP required by noon the day before the walk … so we know that you are coming!  Please click here  to RSVP or to contact Margo for more information.

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

Feb
28
Mon
2022
Tango Argentina – Newberry Opera House
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A dozen of Argentina’s greatest tango dancers and musicians come to Newberry for this extraordinary and thrilling program. Under the direction of Marcos Ayala, dancers Ivana Ayala and Pedro Sanchiz take center stage, showcasing why sensuality and charisma have survived to the present time.

Mar
1
Tue
2022
Upstate International Month – Ring the Bells
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Annually for 10 years, Upstate International Month has been launched at 12 noon on March 1. UI encourages everyone to ring 100 bells at 12 noon to announce the month-long celebration of our Upstate South Carolina international connections, heritage, and diversity.

Churches, communities, and other organizations are invited to join this tradition – ring 100 bells at 12 noon on March 1st each year – let your community know about Upstate International Month.

This tradition has connections with Greenville, SC’s Sister Cities International connection with Bergamo, Italy. where they ring 100 bells every night at 10 pm in a tradition that use to indicate the closing of the city gates.  Our photo is the Clemson Univesity Carillon, which annually joins the bell-ringing tradition.

Mar
3
Thu
2022
Art Walk – Chapman Center, Spartanburg, SC
Mar 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Spartanburg ArtWalk is a free self-guided tour through participating galleries across Spartanburg’s Downtown Cultural District. Stop by each 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:00 – 9:00 PM to enjoy Cocktails, hor d’oeuvres, and the Spartanburg cultural experience!

When: Each third Thursday of the month from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.

Where: Spartanburg Downtown Cultural District and more!

What: Art, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and the Spartanburg cultural experience.

Why: Galleries and museums stay open late to allow guests to enjoy various exhibitions and art-related activities. If touring the Spartanburg Arts Cultural is on your to-do list, there is no better time to do it than during Spartanburg ArtWalk! Wine. Food. Art. What more could you possibly need?

Mar
4
Fri
2022
First Fridays – Open Studios | Mayfair Art Studios
Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Each month, Mayfair Art Studios hosts First Fridays – Open Studios for its Resident Creatives to showcase their work.

At First Fridays, Resident Creatives open their studio doors so the public can gain perspective on their creative process.

While at First Fridays, you’ll be able to view new work from the creatives while getting to know each of them and what drives their creativity. Explore what’s Made at Mayfair!

First Friday – Metropolitan Arts Council
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

First Fridays invites 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 this page to help you plan your route. First, you can sign up for our eblast list to receive gallery highlights in your inbox each month before the event. Second, you can visit our maps to find the main areas where the galleries are located. Lastly, our gallery directory contains contact information and directions through Google Maps to each location.

The Soldier’s Tale – Greenville Symphony Chamber Series
Mar 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The soldier’s Tale –

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Featuring narrator and dancers from International Ballet
STRAVINSKY “The Soldier’s Tale” 

Written in 1918, The Soldier’s Tale is a miracle of musical concision and precision. Each instrument is a distinct voice: trombone drooping and sliding sardonically, adding a mock-military oom-pah to underpin the cornet’s officious fanfares and timpani blows, with bassoon and an ironic, jeering clarinet filling out the texture.

Season subscriptions for the 2021-2022 seasons are available for purchase through the Peace Center box office by phone. Please call to check availability at 864-467-3000. Peace Center box office hours are Monday – Friday, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM.

Graphic from 2015 Actor’s Chapel, New York, NY

Mar
5
Sat
2022
Carefree – Spartanburg Philharmonic
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Spartanburg Philharmonic for an enthralling evening of charming and cheerful music highlighted by Mozart’s Violin Concert No. 3 performed by soloist Sumina Studer on a 1707 Stradivarius violin.

The Soldier’s Tale – Greenville Symphony Chamber Series
Mar 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The soldier’s Tale –

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Featuring narrator and dancers from International Ballet
STRAVINSKY “The Soldier’s Tale” 

Written in 1918, The Soldier’s Tale is a miracle of musical concision and precision. Each instrument is a distinct voice: trombone drooping and sliding sardonically, adding a mock-military oom-pah to underpin the cornet’s officious fanfares and timpani blows, with bassoon and an ironic, jeering clarinet filling out the texture.

Season subscriptions for the 2021-2022 seasons are available for purchase through the Peace Center box office by phone. Please call to check availability at 864-467-3000. Peace Center box office hours are Monday – Friday, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM.

Graphic from 2015 Actor’s Chapel, New York, NY

Mar
6
Sun
2022
National Foreign Language Week – March 7 – 13
Mar 6 – Mar 12 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.

Graphic: Connect with Laguages.com; no connection with UI,
Trade Winds Forum & Mission: Middle East & North Africa in Dubai
Mar 6 – Mar 8 all-day

Trade Winds Forum & Mission: Middle East & North Africa in Dubai

March 6-8, 2022. – https://www.scexports.org/ 

Trade Winds is a multifaceted program designed to help companies achieve growth and exposure in specific markets or regions around the world.

The Soldier’s Tale – Greenville Symphony Chamber Series
Mar 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The soldier’s Tale –

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Featuring narrator and dancers from International Ballet
STRAVINSKY “The Soldier’s Tale” 

Written in 1918, The Soldier’s Tale is a miracle of musical concision and precision. Each instrument is a distinct voice: trombone drooping and sliding sardonically, adding a mock-military oom-pah to underpin the cornet’s officious fanfares and timpani blows, with bassoon and an ironic, jeering clarinet filling out the texture.

Season subscriptions for the 2021-2022 seasons are available for purchase through the Peace Center box office by phone. Please call to check availability at 864-467-3000. Peace Center box office hours are Monday – Friday, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM.

Graphic from 2015 Actor’s Chapel, New York, NY

Mar
8
Tue
2022
International Women’s Day
Mar 8 all-day

international Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.

IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific.

Hiking with the UIWG
Mar 8 @ 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:

August 10, 2021: Hike Raven Cliff Falls Trail at Ceaasar’s Head
September 14, 2021:
 Hike Glassy Mountain in Flatrock and cap it off with apple-picking at Sky Top
October 12, 2021: 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. 

Samson et Dalilah – Bob Jones University – Greenville
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The University Opera Association mounts Camille Saint-Saëns’ dramatic and beautiful opera, which portrays the biblical story of Samson as he turns his eyes from the God of the Hebrews to the worldly pleasures of the oppressive Philistines and the deceptive ploys of the temptress Dalila. 

Mar
10
Thu
2022
Stride and Stroll(er) with the UIWG
Mar 10 @ 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. 

Art Walk – Chapman Center, Spartanburg, SC
Mar 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Spartanburg ArtWalk is a free self-guided tour through participating galleries across Spartanburg’s Downtown Cultural District. Stop by each 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:00 – 9:00 PM to enjoy Cocktails, hor d’oeuvres, and the Spartanburg cultural experience!

When: Each third Thursday of the month from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.

Where: Spartanburg Downtown Cultural District and more!

What: Art, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and the Spartanburg cultural experience.

Why: Galleries and museums stay open late to allow guests to enjoy various exhibitions and art-related activities. If touring the Spartanburg Arts Cultural is on your to-do list, there is no better time to do it than during Spartanburg ArtWalk! Wine. Food. Art. What more could you possibly need?

Samson et Dalilah – Bob Jones University – Greenville
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The University Opera Association mounts Camille Saint-Saëns’ dramatic and beautiful opera, which portrays the biblical story of Samson as he turns his eyes from the God of the Hebrews to the worldly pleasures of the oppressive Philistines and the deceptive ploys of the temptress Dalila. 

Mar
12
Sat
2022
Samson et Dalilah – Bob Jones University – Greenville
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The University Opera Association mounts Camille Saint-Saëns’ dramatic and beautiful opera, which portrays the biblical story of Samson as he turns his eyes from the God of the Hebrews to the worldly pleasures of the oppressive Philistines and the deceptive ploys of the temptress Dalila. 

Mar
15
Tue
2022
Coffee & Conversation with the International Women’s Group
Mar 15 @ 10:00 am
Coffee and Conversation
Tuesday, May 18
10:00 am
Panera on Woodruff (at the Shops at Greenridge)
Outdoor patio
Join the International Women’s Club for our 1st in-person, but outside, Coffee & Conversation meeting in over a year! We’ve been meeting virtually every 3rd Tuesday of the month, but are especially excited to see everyone, outside, this time. While many of us are from abroad, just as many are from the U.S. and we love to share our stories and cultures.
No RSVP necessary, just come and join us.
Mar
17
Thu
2022
Art Walk – Chapman Center, Spartanburg, SC
Mar 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Spartanburg ArtWalk is a free self-guided tour through participating galleries across Spartanburg’s Downtown Cultural District. Stop by each 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:00 – 9:00 PM to enjoy Cocktails, hor d’oeuvres, and the Spartanburg cultural experience!

When: Each third Thursday of the month from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.

Where: Spartanburg Downtown Cultural District and more!

What: Art, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and the Spartanburg cultural experience.

Why: Galleries and museums stay open late to allow guests to enjoy various exhibitions and art-related activities. If touring the Spartanburg Arts Cultural is on your to-do list, there is no better time to do it than during Spartanburg ArtWalk! Wine. Food. Art. What more could you possibly need?

Celtic Angels Ireland – Newberry Opera House
Mar 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Celtic Angels Ireland, The Celtic Knight Dancers, and The Trinity Band Ensemble of Dublin will captivate all audiences by providing world-class Irish dancing, vocals, and instrumentals.  Through their shared zeal and passion for Ireland’s musical traditions, this troupe enables their audiences to experience Ireland without the plane ride.

 

Mar
19
Sat
2022
National Quilting Day
Mar 19 all-day

Quilting is an art form that is worldwide, the US observes National Day.  2022 is the 30th year of this observance.

The Quilt Alliance and the National Quilt Museum are proud to be the coordinators of this special day! Check this page often for fun and meaningful ideas for celebrating National Quilting Day, graphics and posters you can use to publicize your own NQD events, and a home base for this important day to honor and promote quilting!   More information: https://quiltalliance.org/nationalquiltingday/

Explore examples of quilts called “around the world:” https://quiltdom.com/trip-around-world-quilts/

 

Saint-Saens’ Thundering “Organ” Symphony
Mar 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm

2021-2022 MASTERWORKS SERIES

March 19 & 20 – Saint-Saens’ Thundering “Organ” Symphony

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Laura Colgate, violin
SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1
SAINT-SAENS Symphony No.3 (“Organ”)

Mar
20
Sun
2022
French Language Day – Learn About
Mar 20 all-day

“The French Language Day is a day to create conscience among the official and staff members of the history, culture, development and use of the French language throughout the United Nations. 20 March was chosen because on this same day the 77 members states of the International Organization of La Francophonie celebrate the International Francophonie Day. Because there are six official languages in the United Nations, this day is actually part of a group of other 5 more days meant to promote multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six official languages throughout the United Nations.”

“Les Journées des langues aux Nations Unies ont été introduites en 2010 pour célébrer le multilinguisme et la diversité culturelle et promouvoir l’utilisation égale des six langues officielles à travers toute l’Organisation. Ces journées sont aussi l’occasion de sensibiliser la communauté des Nations Unies à l’histoire, à la culture et à l’utilisation de chacune de ces langues.

La date du 20 mars a été choisie en référence au 20 mars 1970, marqué par la création à Niamey, au Niger, de l’Agence de coopération culturelle et technique (ACCT), devenue par la suite Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF).”

For more information please visit the site below:

https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/francophonieday

https://www.francophonie.org/

 

Saint-Saens’ Thundering “Organ” Symphony
Mar 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm

2021-2022 MASTERWORKS SERIES

March 19 & 20 – Saint-Saens’ Thundering “Organ” Symphony

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Laura Colgate, violin
SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1
SAINT-SAENS Symphony No.3 (“Organ”)

Siberian Virtuosi – Newberry Opera House
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Siberian Virtuosi is The State Ensemble of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) made up of 10 violinists and a pianist. For their cultural and artistic achievements, Siberian Virtuosi was rewarded with the highest honor of the State – the name of the State Ensemble of Violinists of the Republic of Yakutia.

The Ensemble is also a winner of numerous international awards, including an International Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, “Music Week of Tours” in France, Grand Prix in Cremona, Italy, Grand Prix in Hungary, and many others. No strangers to international tours nor television and radio appearances, this expert group returns to the Newberry Opera House this March.

Mar
22
Tue
2022
Long Fitness Walk with the UIWG
Mar 22 @ 9:00 am

Friends Power Walking in Park — Image by © Kevin Dodge/Corbis

Get in shape with the International Women’s Group on the fourth Tuesday of every month in our long fitness walk! Meet in the Cleveland Zoo parking lot.

We’ll walk all the way to the Swamp Rabbit Cafe, enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack, and then walk back…a good 8 miles round-trip!  You’ll definitely get in your 10,000 steps for the day!

RSVP required by noon the day before the walk … so we know that you are coming!  Please click here  to RSVP or to contact Margo for more information.

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

Mar
24
Thu
2022
Art Walk – Chapman Center, Spartanburg, SC
Mar 24 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Spartanburg ArtWalk is a free self-guided tour through participating galleries across Spartanburg’s Downtown Cultural District. Stop by each 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:00 – 9:00 PM to enjoy Cocktails, hor d’oeuvres, and the Spartanburg cultural experience!

When: Each third Thursday of the month from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.

Where: Spartanburg Downtown Cultural District and more!

What: Art, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and the Spartanburg cultural experience.

Why: Galleries and museums stay open late to allow guests to enjoy various exhibitions and art-related activities. If touring the Spartanburg Arts Cultural is on your to-do list, there is no better time to do it than during Spartanburg ArtWalk! Wine. Food. Art. What more could you possibly need?

Mar
31
Thu
2022
Art Walk – Chapman Center, Spartanburg, SC
Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Spartanburg ArtWalk is a free self-guided tour through participating galleries across Spartanburg’s Downtown Cultural District. Stop by each 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:00 – 9:00 PM to enjoy Cocktails, hor d’oeuvres, and the Spartanburg cultural experience!

When: Each third Thursday of the month from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.

Where: Spartanburg Downtown Cultural District and more!

What: Art, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and the Spartanburg cultural experience.

Why: Galleries and museums stay open late to allow guests to enjoy various exhibitions and art-related activities. If touring the Spartanburg Arts Cultural is on your to-do list, there is no better time to do it than during Spartanburg ArtWalk! Wine. Food. Art. What more could you possibly need?

Apr
12
Tue
2022
Hiking with the UIWG
Apr 12 @ 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:

August 10, 2021: Hike Raven Cliff Falls Trail at Ceaasar’s Head
September 14, 2021:
 Hike Glassy Mountain in Flatrock and cap it off with apple-picking at Sky Top
October 12, 2021: 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. 

Apr
14
Thu
2022
Stride and Stroll(er) with the UIWG
Apr 14 @ 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.