Juried Youth Art Show & Exhibit
May
23
to Jun 8

Juried Youth Art Show & Exhibit

Presented by the Arts Council of Greenwood County

The South Carolina Festival of Flowers Juried Youth Art Show was established in 2015 as a sanctioned event in coincidence with the festival, with funding attributed to an established endowment in the name of the late, Virginia Self.

The annual show will be on display in the Reception Hall at The Arts Center from May 23 - June 8, 2018 with an opening reception scheduled for Thursday, May 31 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm for all included entrants.

NOTE: Entry forms will be posted here at a later date. 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Business Hours: Mon-Fri, 10 am - 5 pm / Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm
For more information, contact Jennifer A. Smith, artscentergwd@gmail.com, 864.953.2462

Exhibit Reception: 
Thursday, May 31 at 5:00 - 6:30 pm with Awards Ceremony at 6:00 pm
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC with refreshments provided.

ENTRY DEADLINE: May 9, 2018 - all works must be delivered to the:
Arts Center
120 Main Street
Greenwood, SC 29646

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May
23
10:45 AM10:45

Ladies Luncheon

Join us for one of the most anticipated events of the SC Festival of Flowers!

Always a good time for everyone who attends, the SC Festival of Flowers Ladies luncheon offers great food, awesome door prizes and a fun setting with your friends and acquaintances. 

Featured Speaker: Southern Humorist, Columnist & Author, Carole Townsend

Carole Townsend

Carole Townsend is a reporter and columnist for the Gwinnett Citizen newspaper and has been published in Ladies’ Home Journal and other national publications. She has appeared on CNN and FOX, ABC and CBS news, and talk shows.  She has been described in her writing style as a cross between Lewis Grizzard and Erma Bombeck.

Townsend is the author of several books which include "Southern Fried White Trash," "Red Lipstick and Clean Underwear" and “Magnolias, Sweet Tea, and Exhaust."  As a journalist and strong advocate for the health and well-being of women and children, she also tours throughout the Southeast and speaks to various groups on the topics of becoming an author, making career changes, and living in the South.

Purchase Your Tickets Today.

Welcome cash bar reception starts at 10:45 am with Mimosas, Wine and Champagne. Individual tickets are $30 per person or $240 for a table of eight. 

For Sponsor level recognition and to reserve a table of 8, there are these options:

  • Platinum Sponsors - $800
  • Gold Sponsors - $550
  • Silver Sponsors - $350
  • Exhibit Table Sponsor - $150 (includes 2 tickets)

For more information to purchase your tickets contact:
Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce
110 Phoenix Ave.
Greenwood, SC 29649
864-889-9313

Sponsored by:

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May
31
6:00 PM18:00

Museum Exhibit "Park Seed: A Celebration of 150 Years"

Grand Opening of Exhibit

Celebrate the opening of "Park Seed: 150 Years", a historical exhibit in partnership with SC Festival of Flowers. The Museum welcomes you to this special anniversary exhibit. 

Who would ever have imagined that 15-year-old George W. Park, advertising seeds for sale from his own small garden, would found America's most beloved mail-order gardening company? The year was 1868, and George placed an ad in the Rural American -- a daring move, since it cost a whopping $3.50. To his surprise, within weeks he had received $6.50 in orders. The course of his life was set, and generations of American gardeners are the better for it!

So come visit the Museum and explore Park Seed Company's rich history and fond memories. 

The opening celebration for this exhibit will be on Thursday, May 31st with a reception at 5:30 p.m. This event will feature light refreshments and is FREE for the public. 

The Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Jun
1
to Jul 6

Signature Topiary Display

See for Yourself Our One-of-a-Kind "Living" Sculptures in Uptown Greenwood!

Take a magical topiary tour through Uptown Greenwood. You’ll see 46 topiaries displayed around the Square, at the County Library, and at the Farmers Market. The whimsical horticultural creations showcase the Uptown Greenwood area during the SC Festival of Flowers.

Each topiary has been adopted by an organization and is sponsored by a separate organization.  Come see for yourself and stroll our Uptown Square day or night.

Topiaries, Maintenance and Landscaping provided by: City of Greenwood & City Public Works Department Topiary/ School Coordinators and Delivery:  Johnathan Graves, Renea Sprowl,  Ann Barklow, Sarah Bradley, Clint Price, Gene Yarochowicz, and Tracy Anderson. 

Special Thanks: Director of Greenwood Public Works; Billy Allen, CPW, City of Greenwood Public Works Staff: Chase Rushton, Michael Smith, Joey Jamros, Buddy Hastings, Willie Graham, Clay Stevenson, Erek Leary, Jerry Walker, Chris Lewis, Len Bryan, Wayne Starnes, Jeff Smallwood, and James Moore. City of Greenwood Greenhouse Staff:  Renea Sprowl, Gene Yarochowicz, Clint Price, Sarah Bradley, Tracy Anderson, and Ann Barklow, Greenwood County, Lakelands Master Gardeners, and our local Schools. A very special thank you goes to topiary artist, Nancy Collin and her husband Everett for their thousands of volunteer labor with the topiaries for 2017

Beautification & Gardening Sponsor

 of Greenwood, SC

of Greenwood, SC

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Jun
1
to Jun 2

Self Regional Healthcare Medical Symposium

The Self Regional Healthcare Medical Symposium attracts physicians from throughout the state and provides them with the most current information on a wide variety of Primary Care Medical topics. 

Self Regional Healthcare is pleased to offer clinical education to primary care physicians and allied health professionals during the town wide 51st Annual Festival of Flowers. The Symposium is designed to educate and promote improved patient outcomes in a broad range of therapeutic areas commonly encountered in the busy primary care practice. Content will be presented in a very practical, patient focused manner relevant to specific primary care settings and challenges. Areas to be covered this year include: Women's Health, Practice Management, Pediatrics, Sports Medicine, Genetics, Behavioral Health, New Drug Update, Opioid Crisis in South Carolina and many more!

For further information on the Festival of Flowers Medical Symposium, please contact Glenda K. Long at 864-725-4724 or e-mail glenda.long@selfregional.org 

Friday, June 1
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Saturday, June 2
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Chairman:

S. Lindsey Clarke, M.D.

Director of Continuing Medical Education

Self Regional Healthcare

Program Coordinator:

Glenda K. Long

Continuing Medical Education Coordinator

Self Regional Healthcare

Sponsored by:

  

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Arts & Crafts Show
Jun
1
to Jun 2

Arts & Crafts Show

Join us for one of the most popular and exceptional shows in the Southeast!

Friday, June 1
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday, June 2
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

FREE Admission!
Food and concessions available.

You’ll be amazed at the incredible handmade and creative works, so get ready to shop!

The event features original work from talented artists and crafts people from all over the Southeast. All juried exhibitors’ work has been handmade by the exhibitors and must be their own original design and creation.

See the creative process in action with several of our exhibitors demonstrating their craft in their booths. Something for every taste and budget with items from the most contemporary to the most traditional.

At the newly completed Greenwood Uptown Market with close to 6,000 square-feet of space.

Sponsored by:

 

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Jun
1
to Jun 2

Photography Exhibit & Contest

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This year, our Photography Exhibit & Contest will be at Think Tank on Main in Uptown Greenwood.

Information and call for entries will be posted soon. Check back.

Thank you!

SPONSORED BY:

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The Railroad Historical Center
Jun
1
to Jun 3

The Railroad Historical Center

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Welcome to The Railroad Historical Center of Greenwood.

The Railroad Historical Center features a fully restored Baldwin Steam Engine and its tender, as well as six newly restored cars, including a diner, sleeper, passenger, and Executive car, plus a caboose!

You will have a guided tour by a train buff who knows and loves this train. Your "conductor" will be happy to share their knowledge and many of the interesting facts they know, helping bring to life the era when trains were kings of transportation!  

Admission is $5.00, and tours will be conducted from 10:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from June 1 through June 3.

For more information, please contact the Railroad Historical Center at (864) 229-5813.

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Juried Art Show & Exhibit
Jun
1
to Jun 30

Juried Art Show & Exhibit

Presented by the Arts Council of Greenwood County

The annual South Carolina Festival of Flowers moves into its 51st year in June 2018. The juried art show is a sanctioned event hosted annually by The Arts Center of Greenwood, in coincidence with the festival. The show features artwork from artists all over South Carolina and portions of the southeast with monetary awards totaling $2,600.  

Exhibit Admission:
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Business Hours: Mon-Fri., 10 am - 5 pm) / Sat., 10 am - 3 pm

For more information, contact Jennifer A. Smith, artscentergwd@gmail.com, 864-953-2462

Exhibit Reception:
Saturday, June 2nd at 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Awards Ceremony at 6:00 pm OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - hors do'euvres and cash bar will provided 

ENTRY DEADLINE: May 12, 2018 - all works must be submitted digitally/online 

Presented by the Arts Council of Greenwood County, join us for the Youth & Juried Artists’ exhibit reception. Awards will be presented at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is invited and admission is free!

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Bloomin' Uptown Live Concert
Jun
1
5:30 PM17:30

Bloomin' Uptown Live Concert

Bloomin' Uptown Live Concert

There is no better place to enjoy an outdoor concert than the Uptown Market. Join Festival fans as we partner with Uptown Greenwood.

This years entertainment will feature "Split Shot" band. Since it’s inception Split Shot has grown to be one of the most popular variety bands in the Carolina’s! With the charm only true Southerner’s can possess, they bring their talent to the stage with a quick-witted, knee-slapping sense of humor coupled with a clear love for the music. 

Split Shot Band

Friday, June 1st
5:30 p.m. 

Sponsored by: 

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Jimmy Self Junior Golf Tournament
Jun
2
to Jun 3

Jimmy Self Junior Golf Tournament

The 23rd Jimmy Self Junior Golf Tournament is a junior specific tournament designed to introduce great players and students to college programs across the southeast. Players will be accepted based on their respective High School Championship individual finishes. Only 2018 graduates and later classes are permitted to apply. The field size is 84 players (boys and girls) and will be filled according to State Championship results. The exemption lists are published on the tournament site .Players are eligible from SC, NC, GA, and AL. Coaches will be invited to attend and all results will be sent to Golf Week and National Junior Golf Scoreboard. 

Field Exemptions: 
SC Boys (Spring 2017): 5A, 4A, 3A,- Top 10
2A, 1A Scisa- Top 5 that apply. 
SC Girls (Fall 2016): 5A, 4A, 3A- Top 10 that apply, Scisa - Top 4 that apply. 
Out of State and AT LARGE Eligibility: 
25 spots + any SC vacancies are reserved for out of state high school top finishers and committee exemptions based on state rankings and NJGS rankings. 

The Invitational is named for Jimmy Self, former Chairman-of-the-Board for Greenwood Mills, who died in 1995. Mr. Self served as captain of the golf team at Clemson in 1964 & 65, was on the South Carolina Golf Association Board from 1969-71 and was generous to the game of golf in the years that followed. The parties involved felt this tournament would be a great tribute to the man that gave so much to golf.

Visit the SCJGA website for more information.

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5K Run & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
Jun
2
8:00 AM08:00

5K Run & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

Join us for one of the most fun 5K runs and 1 mile fun run and walk!

Saturday, June 2, 2018 

6:15 a.m. – Registration opens; 8:00 a.m. – Run Begins

Location:

Lander University’s Jeff May Sports Complex
415 Montague Ave., Greenwood, SC

5K Certified Course: Capsugel Running Track & Greenwood Rails to Trails

Timing by: Racing Toes

Entry Fee:

$25 by June 1, 2018
$35 after June 1 and day of event

You'll start out from the soccer field then go on the Capsugel track and then out to the Greenwood Rails to Trails and back.

 

CLICK HERE to register online!

Sponsored by:

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Kidfest 2018
Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

Kidfest 2018

Saturday, June 2 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

More Information Coming Soon...

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Sponsored by:

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Life of Honey Bees Observation Hive
Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

Life of Honey Bees Observation Hive

Come join the Lakeland Beekeepers at Emerald Farm for a fun and educational day!

An observation hive will be set up for you to catch a glimpse of the life of a honey bee. Find the queen bee without the worry of getting stung! See and learn about the equipment that the beekeepers use in their apiary. You will be amazed with what these little bees can accomplish in their short life.

Questions are welcome during the event! 

Join the fun, visit the farm, and ride the Emerald Farm Express. Pick up some honey, plants, bird houses or yard art too! 

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47th Annual Antique & Auto Show
Jun
2
9:30 AM09:30

47th Annual Antique & Auto Show

Hosted by Emerald City Region, AACA
Benefits Greenwood County Veterans Center
Pre-registration for Vehicles - $15, Day of Show - $20

Top 25 Trophies Awarded by Popular Vote of Show Participants, Club Participation Award.  Club Judged: Longest distance, Hard Luck, Best Chevrolet, Best Mopar, Best Ford, Best of Show.  

To register or for more info: Lew, 864-227-3446, Jim, 864-506-3042 or Eric, 864-223-0541.
All cars and trucks welcome! 50/50 Drawing Raffle, prizes and music! 

Registration from 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon.

Goodie bags to first 50 entries--first come, first served. 


Free for spectators.

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Topiaries & Tastings Wine Walk
Jun
2
5:30 PM17:30

Topiaries & Tastings Wine Walk

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Join us for our 9th Annual Topiaries and Tastings Wine Walk in Uptown Greenwood.

You'll taste some of the most exceptional wines at our local Uptown restaurants and merchants. This fun and lively wine walk includes local music at many of the stops and a great view of the topiaries.

So come stroll our Signature Topiary Display, enjoy fine wines, listen to music and visit our local merchants.

More Information on TICKETS and Registration Coming Soon...
 

NOTE: You must be 21 or over and show an ID. According to our city ordinances, we require that you consume your tasting in the businesses. Walking with any wine in your glass is strictly prohibited on the sidewalks or streets. We greatly appreciate your cooperation and contributing to a fun and enjoyable evening tasting wines provided by the SC wineries and Flynn’s on Maxwell in our beautiful Uptown among the topiaries. Drink responsibly.
Thank you!

 

Sponsored by:

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An Evening of Gospel, Benjamin Mays Historic Site
Jun
2
6:00 PM18:00

An Evening of Gospel, Benjamin Mays Historic Site

About the Benjamin Mays Historic Site

The site contains Dr. Mays' birth home which was removed from its original location in Epworth in southeast Greenwood County and furnished with circa 1900 furniture. In addition, the site has a barn-like structure that serves as a modern museum and theater.

Visitors will find a large collection of his books, writings, films, speeches, and personal items. The third building on site is the original Burns Springs one-room African-American school, originally located in Epworth. The yard surrounding the home site is reminiscent of a 1900s era sharecropper homestead that includes a cedar post clothes line, wash pot with rinsing tubs, chopping block, tree swing, old well, an original outhouse, and a family garden. The homestead is accented with a cotton field.

 

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Jun
3
1:00 PM13:00

Cokesbury College Tour & Ice Cream Social

The Cokesbury College Historical & Recreational Commission, will provide tours of Cokesbury College from 1:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  Visitors will see all the recent restoration efforts, both inside and outside of the College building.

Commissioners, acting as tour guides, will discuss the Commission’s short and long-range plans for enhancing access to and community use of the College and grounds.  In addition, Commissioners will discuss planned restoration of other elements of the Cokesbury Community, including the Chapel and the original General Store and Post Office buildings which are located across the street from the College.

Cokesbury College was built in 1854 and opened as one of the earliest Masonic Female Collegiate Institutes in the rural southeast.  Cokesbury College is the centerpiece of the original 19th century utopian Cokesbury Community.  The College building and grounds are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and are maintained and managed by the Cokesbury College Historical and Recreational Commission.

Historic Cokesbury College
Although Cokesbury feels a bit “off the beaten path” today, it was once one of the most prominent communities in the upper part of South Carolina. At its peak, it was a thriving hub of education for the entire state, and many influential South Carolinians called it home. From Tabernacle to Cokesbury The story of Cokesbury began when visionaries in the Tabernacle Community decided to build a new school. After much deliberation, a public meeting was held on July 4, 1824 to promote the idea of develop-ing a new village around the new school’s location. The name of the new village: Mount Ariel.

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Greenwood Historic Churches Tour
Jun
3
1:30 PM13:30

Greenwood Historic Churches Tour

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Discover Greenwood's most beautiful and historical churches.

Sunday
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Absolutely Free!

The tour of historic churches in and around Greenwood is back! Churches on this year's tour are rich in history. One building dates back to 1860, another to 1890. You'll find a hand crafted wooden Communion Table in the shape of the cross which is the only one of its kind in South Carolina. You will see how stained glass windows tell stories from the Bible in unique ways. The craftsmanship in many of the sanctuaries and facilities is tremendous and adds uniqueness to each church. What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon! 


 
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Greenwood Festival Chorale Performance
Jun
5
7:00 PM19:00

Greenwood Festival Chorale Performance

Join us!

The Greenwood Festival Chorale celebrates the SC Festival of Flowers 51st Anniversary with "Roses and Rivers."

Tickets are $15 and are available for purchase from Chorale members, the Arts Center in Uptown Greenwood and at the door the evening of the performance.

For more information, visit GreenwoodFestivalChorale.org

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Bee Buzzin' Bike Tour
Jun
9
8:00 AM08:00

Bee Buzzin' Bike Tour

Join us for one of the most popular summer events in South Carolina - our Bee Buzzin' Bike Tour!

This ride takes you through the scenic roads of Greenwood County. Rain or shine, the ride is flat to rolling hills.  SAG Support and route support will be provided. Your ride ends with lunch and beverages at the Uptown Market, 220 Maxwell Ave., Greenwood, SC.

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More information to come on the entry fee, routes, and registration link.

This year's race will feature a jersey. Stay tuned!

Packet pick-up the morning of the event starting at 7 AM.  Snacks and beverages provided.

Your ride ends with lunch and beverages at the Uptown Market.

 

Sponsored By:

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Jun
10
6:00 PM18:00

Flag Day Celebration

Please join us as we celebrate Flag Day 2018!

Hosted by the Knights of Columbus of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

The John Paul II Assembly will sponsor the Greenwood SC Festival of Flowers Flag Day Ceremony at the town square in front of Howard’s on Main, Uptown Greenwood.

State Senators and the Mayor will be guests of honor.  Father Tebalt will open the ceremony with a prayer and the program will follow with a featured guest speaker. 

Palmetto Girls will be singing a tribute to veterans.

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Budding Artists #BEEsmART Camp
Jun
11
to Jun 15

Budding Artists #BEEsmART Camp

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For Kids Only!
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
(Ages 6-12)

The sky is the limit for your budding artist in this long-standing art camp! This year - to celebrate our upcoming #BEEsmART exhibit - campers will learn all about local pollinators: BEES, BUTTERFLIES and BATS!

Campers will create beautiful masterpieces and expand basic art skills in drawing, painting, mixed media and collage!

Camp Cost: Members $175/Non-members $185

CLICK LINK FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION:

https://squareup.com/store/arts-center-greenwood

Camp Contact: Sylvia Martin - sylvialovesthearts@gmail.com







 










 











 

 

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Junior Open Tennis Tournament
Jun
15
to Jun 17

Junior Open Tennis Tournament

Friday, June 15 thru Sunday, June 17
Greenwood Country Club

South Carolina Tournament Level 3 hosted by the Greenwood Country Club                  

Sanctioned: USTA, STA, SCTA
Awards:
Trophies to winners and runners up in all age divisions for boys and girls 10 through 18 in both singles and doubles. Many top-ranked junior tennis players throughout the state play in the SC Festival of Flowers championship matches.

The SC Festival of Flowers Junior Tournament has been around since 1981. This is a SC Level 3 Junior Tournament held at the Greenwood Country Club.  Last year we had 89 participants but have had as many as over 100 in the years past. 

We play at the Greenwood Country Club, Lander University and Gatewood Club during the weekend.  Each participant receives a player gift, lunch on Saturday, the use of the GCC swimming pool during tournament hours and lots of match play.

This tournament is for ages 10 - 18 years of age.  The Tournament website to register is www.usta.com and go to the tournament link and input the 

Tournament ID # 704113117.  Registration begins 4/17/18 and closes 6/13/18 at 5:00pm.  Tournament Dates are June 15 - 17, 2018.  We reserve Friday in case we need to begin play for the larger events, but play will not begin before 4pm (but usually around 5:30pm).  Saturday we begin play at 8:30 AM and Sunday play begins at 9:00 AM and is usually for those involved in the Final Rounds.  Occasionally, we may have to play more than the Final Rounds depending on what the weather did for us throughout the weekend.

 For any questions please call the Greenwood Country Club Tennis Pro Shop at 864-942-8863 or email gcctennis@greenwoodcountryclub.com 

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*Monday, June 19 will be used for rain day*

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"Into the Woods," GCT Performance
Jun
15
to Jun 24

"Into the Woods," GCT Performance

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Greenwood Community Theatre Presents
"Into The Woods"

Book by James Lapine
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Ridinghood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch...who raps? They're all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairy tale. When a baker and his wife learn they've been cursed with childlessness by the witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects required to break the spell. Everyone's wish is granted at the end of Act One, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later, with disastrous results. What begins as a lively irreverent fantasy, becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children.

Dates and Show Times:
June 15, 16, 22, 23  
7:30 PM
June 16, 17, 23, 24  
2:00 PM

Tickets:
Adults $22, Seniors/Military $20, Students $16, Children 12 and under $12
Call the box office at 864.229.5704 or visit Greenwood Community Theatre. 

Greenwood Community Theatre
110 Main Street
Greenwood, SC 29646
(864) 229-5704

 

 

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National Pollinator Week Celebration
Jun
18
to Jun 24

National Pollinator Week Celebration

  • Main St. & Court Ave. by Velux Panels & Fountain (map)
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National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them. 

Bee City USA fosters ongoing dialogue in urban areas to raise awareness of the role pollinators play in our communities and what each of us can do to provide them with healthy habitat.

The Bee City USA program endorses a set of commitments, defined in a resolution, for creating sustainable habitats for pollinators, which are vital to feeding the planet. Communities that participate are provided numerous benefits, including improving local food production and addressing pest control issues less toxically.

Incorporated cities, towns, counties and communities across America are invited to make these commitments and become certified as a Bee City USA affiliate. For more information refer to www.beecityusa.org.

Topiary & Pollinator Garden Tour
Thursday, June 21 at 6:00 p.m.

Join us in celebrating National Pollinator Week with a special event touring the SC Festival of Flowers Topiaries and several of the City of Greenwood’s Pollinator gardens.  

Location: Velux Panels near the Water Fountain at Court Ave. and Main St. in Uptown Greenwood

Hosted by:
Lakelands Beekeepers Association & Greenwood In Bloom

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Topiary & Pollinator Garden Tour
Jun
21
5:30 PM17:30

Topiary & Pollinator Garden Tour

  • Main St. & Court Ave. by Velux Panels & Fountain (map)
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Join us in celebrating National Pollinator Week with a special event touring the SC Festival of Flowers Topiaries and several of the City of Greenwood’s Pollinator gardens.  

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Your tour will be led by City of Greenwood Horticulturist, Ann Barklow, of the SC Festival of Flowers topiaries and the pollinator gardens.

Location:
Velux Panels near the Water Fountain at Court Ave. and Main St. in Uptown Greenwood

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National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them. 

Bee City USA fosters ongoing dialogue in urban areas to raise awareness of the role pollinators play in our communities and what each of us can do to provide them with healthy habitat.

The Bee City USA program endorses a set of commitments, defined in a resolution, for creating sustainable habitats for pollinators, which are vital to feeding the planet. Communities that participate are provided numerous benefits, including improving local food production and addressing pest control issues less toxically.

Incorporated cities, towns, counties and communities across America are invited to make these commitments and become certified as a Bee City USA affiliate. For more information refer to www.beecityusa.org.

Hosted by:
Lakelands Beekeepers Association & Greenwood In Bloom

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“It’s A Blooming Good Time!” Ladies Night at Belk
Jun
21
5:30 PM17:30

“It’s A Blooming Good Time!” Ladies Night at Belk

Ready to have a blooming good time...shopping?

Come out to Belk and celebrate summer and the 51st SC Festival of Flowers with a fun and fashionable celebration of what’s awesome in fashion right now! 

Enjoy special discounts and giveaways, wine, hors d'oeuvres, and music. The first 100 shoppers will receive a goodie bag brimming with coupons and gifts. So grab your girlfriends and visit Belk to shop 'til you drop! So come celebrate with us in style. 

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Men's Invitational Amateur & Senior Championship Golf Tournament
Jun
22
to Jun 23

Men's Invitational Amateur & Senior Championship Golf Tournament

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This tournament is one of the South’s premier golf tournaments.

The Patriot at Grand Harbor Golf & Yacht Club is proud to be hosting this event and we are striving to make it again one of the best amateur events in the upstate.

The tournament is 36-Hole stroke play with a starting select field of 60+ players. 

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Planting for Pollinators & Other Wildlife
Jun
25
6:00 PM18:00

Planting for Pollinators & Other Wildlife

This informative and educational presentation will in the Library auditorium.
Free and open to the public

Presenting by:
Dr. Nancy Lee Adamson
Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist, Xerces Society
Partner Biologist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service East National Technology Support Center
Greensboro, NC
nancy@xerces.org or nancy.adamson@gnb.usda.gov

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Wesley Commons Bridge Luncheon
Jun
29
9:00 AM09:00

Wesley Commons Bridge Luncheon

Wesley Commons will host its annual Ladies Bridge Luncheon from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 29th in Asbury Hall.

Ladies are required to sign up for a table of four and each will rotate to other tables throughout the day to enhance the social aspect of the event. During check-in, there will be morning refreshments as well as a schedule given for seating arrangements and tickets for a chance at numerous door prizes. A lunch break from 12:00 noon - 12:30 p.m. will feature a luncheon to include wine and dessert.

Play resumes at 12:30 p.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third-place high scorers and door prizes will be drawn.

Cost is $15 per person. 

For information, contact Wesley Commons at (864) 227-7221.

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National Pollinator Week Celebration - Topiary & Pollinator Garden Tour
Jun
29
6:00 PM18:00

National Pollinator Week Celebration - Topiary & Pollinator Garden Tour

  • Main St. & Court Ave. by Velux Panels & Fountain (map)
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The National Pollinator Week Celebration event has been RESCHEDULED to:

Thursday, June 29 at 6:00 p.m. 

National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them. Join us in celebrating National Pollinator Week with a special event on Thursday, June 29 at 6:00 pm at the Velux Panels near the Water Fountain at Court Ave. and Main St.

Brochures, pollinator seeds donated from Park Seed, and a Pollinator Plant list will be available to attendees.  Participants will also get to tour several of the City of Greenwood’s Pollinator gardens and topiaries.

Bee City USA fosters ongoing dialogue in urban areas to raise awareness of the role pollinators play in our communities and what each of us can do to provide them with healthy habitat.


The Bee City USA program endorses a set of commitments, defined in a resolution, for creating sustainable habitats for pollinators, which are vital to feeding the planet. Communities that participate are provided numerous benefits, including improving local food production and addressing pest control issues less toxically.


ncorporated cities, towns, counties and communities across America are invited to make these commitments and become certified as a Bee City USA affiliate. For more information refer to www.beecityusa.org.

Hosted by:
Lakelands Beekeepers Association & Greenwood In Bloom

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Tiger Team Fan Day
Jun
16
5:30 PM17:30

Tiger Team Fan Day

The Greater Greenwood Clemson Club Invites you to Tiger Team Fan Day!

All the C-L-E-M-S-O-N fun will be at the Tiger Topiary in Uptown Greenwood.

Friday, June 16
5:30 p.m. 

Bring your Clemson friends and family to meet the athletes, coaches and cheerleaders!  This has become a proud Clemson fan tradition here in Greenwood during the SC Festival of Flowers and we would love to have you join us!

Get autographs, connect with your fellow fans and meet the Clemson players, coaches and cheerleaders. For more information, please contact Ann Hunter at 864-229-4915.

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2017 5K Run Results
Jun
7
to Jun 11

2017 5K Run Results

5K Run Results - 2017

Congratulations!

1    Carson Strom    17:04.3    M Overall

2    Julie Seymour    19:47.8    F Overall

3    Jeremy Hodges    19:55    M Overall

4    Braylon Reier    19:56    M Ages 11-14

5    Dan Luke    20:17.8    M Master Overall

6    Matthew Hanna    21:15.7    M Ages 11-14

7    Shelby Seymour    21:42    F Overall

8    Joshua Chapman    21:59.7    M Ages 15-19

9    Debbie Flynn    22:48.1    F Master Overall

10    George Luke    23:25.6    M Master Overall

Thank you for entering!

CLICK HERE to join us next year on Saturday, June 2, 2018!

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Jun
6
to Jun 11

The Flotilla Winners

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Congratulations to our 2017 Flotilla Boat Winners!

Overall Winner

Boat 6 - Grand Harbor Homeowners Association

In the Business Category

1st Place Winner
Boat 4 - Susan Long Realty
2nd Place
Boat 2 - The Bradshaw Group

Homeowners Category

Winner
Boat 6 - Grand Harbor Homeowners Association

Individual Category

1st Place Winner
Boat 1 - Joe Chabra / Kazmarski Family
2nd Place
Boat 5 - Becky McIntosh

People’s Choice

Boat 1 - Joe Chabra / Kazmarski Family

 

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Garden Tours
Jun
4
1:00 PM13:00

Garden Tours

Discover Greenwood's most beautiful home gardens and our very own City Garden.

Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Absolutely Free!

For directions, please pick up our SC Festival of Flowers Official Program at the Arts Center in the Federal Building at 120 Main Street or the Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce, 110 Phoenix Street, Greenwood, SC.

Nelson Smith Home

407 Powers Avenue

More than 30 Japanese maple trees thrive in this garden, living alongside a wide variety of hydrangeas, azaleas, and camellias. Nelson Smith’s lavish garden is filled with many surprises, one of which is a deliciously fragrant Orange Flowering Tea Olive that offers a delicate citrus aroma. Another surprise Mr. Smith’s garden includes is an heirloom weather vane inherited from his Aunt Blanche McCall from Providence, Rhode Island. In an ancient willow tree over 100 years old, a full-length mirror hangs 20 feet high, reflecting a gently turning windmill. Suspended in another tree is a majestic piece of Chesapeake Bay driftwood decorated with weathered seashells. Wind chimes deliver cheerful melodies, and a gently flowing fountain adds harmony to the relaxing scene. In the gentle curves of shrubs and flowerbeds, benches coax visitors to reflect on the gardener’s hard work and nature’s beauty. A few other water features hide in the garden’s recesses, providing tranquil sounds of serenity and peaceful escape. Another interesting secret this garden keeps is that the stones bordering the walkway were initially used to balance ships in England in the 1900’s, and made their way here by way of Charleston, South Carolina. You will find yourself wanting to learn more about the evolution of this garden, especially one of the most well-kept secrets this garden boasts: a decorative wrought iron piece originally used in the film, “The Color Purple.”

South Carolina ETV’s Emmy Award-winning television show “Making It Grow” televised an episode of the garden, resulting in many letters and calls requesting that the garden be reopened for additional tours. This garden is handicap accessible and smoke free.

Berely Dye Home

1109 Brannon Street

Guarded by a large stone Greyhound dog statue near uptown Greenwood, Mr. Berely Dye’s unique vision and design style is on display in his one-of-a-kind garden. Mr. Dye’s ornate style is unlike any other, and includes stunning flower beds and ornamental containers, decorative driftwood, garden art and statues, water features, and even a few budding surprises. Don’t miss Mr. Dye’s amazing display of horticultural talent.

The McClary Home

109 Friendfield Lane

Travelling through the impressive stone archways and rolling green fields of quietly grazing horses to the McClary’s estate transports you to another world, where in a serene valley a transplanted historic Chinese Chippendale house, with features inspired by famed cabinetmaker Thomas Chippendale, boasts a thoughtfully-designed array of gardens. There is a garden of almost every type within its boundaries, including a water garden, formal beds, shade plantings, a cutting garden, and a vegetable plot. A matching Chippendale garden shed combines with the house to form the framework for a garden that has been carefully tended by a passionate horticultural artist. You don’t want to miss this gorgeous estate’s striking garden displays.
 

The Elsley Home

520 Bryte Street

Smooth stone pathways meander through this informal one-acre shade garden, creating a peaceful place for reflection for its loving homeowners for the past 35 years.  Several majestic native oak trees provide cool shade for the Elsley’s garden, which is imperative during intense South Carolina summer heat.  Flourishing in the shadow of these oaks is a layer of smaller evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs, including several large Japanese maples, camellias, rhododendrons, and hydrangeas. The fully shaded ground level provides ideal conditions for an extensive range of herbaceous perennials, including hellebores (a flowering evergreen sometimes called a winter rose or Christmas rose, despite not being from the rose family), hostas (hardy, shade-loving perennials also known as plantain lilies), and lush ferns. A small kitchen garden that requires limited sunlight produces fresh herbs and greens for the home. Two Victorian Stumperies - a popular new feature using pieces of driftwood - create a striking architectural environment for displaying shade-loving plants. Antique English chimney pots and "mushroom-like" staddle stones add further design appeal to this urban landscape. The Elsley’s entire garden is served by an irrigation system with sprinkler heads mounted on tree trunks 15' above the ground.
Beautiful, moss-covered stone steps lined with sumptuous potted plants invite visitors to enjoy this diverse range of horticultural genius. This garden reflects the homeowner’s professional and personal interests, and provides year-round functional and decorative appeal to their ranch-style brick home.

City of Greenwood Garden

510 West Cambridge Avenue

The idea for a City Garden was originated and developed by the Men’s Garden Club. The land was donated by Greenwood Mills to the City of Greenwood and adopted by the Men’s Garden Club in 1989. The addition of the gazebo, two bridges with hand rails, and two park benches began in 1991. In 1994, a tea-rose garden (made possible by Wayside Gardens) was installed followed by several trees and a large trellis covered with climbing roses.

Although the Men’s Garden Club has since dissolved, several former members and friends of the garden came together as the City Garden Club in 2013 with the singular mission of restoring the garden to its former beauty and building a base of volunteers for its continued maintenance. This year the garden will feature a completely renovated Rose garden and Children’s garden thanks to the support of a wide range of individuals, companies, non-profits, garden clubs and the City of Greenwood. The perennial beds have been “adopted” by individuals and garden clubs who do all the work to maintain their beauty.

One of Greenwood’s most beautiful public places it is often used for such events as weddings, picnics, reunions, photo shoots, and as an attraction for visitors to the Festival of Flowers. This horticultural display provides beauty from early spring through late autumn while educating and entertaining the public.

Pick up our Official SC Festival of Flowers Souvenir Program
For
 more information and the GPS addresses of the gardens, please pick up one of our Official Programs.  You'll find them throughout Uptown Greenwood, the Arts Center in the Federal Building and the Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce office at 110 Phoenix Street.


 
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Jun
4
1:00 PM13:00

Little Miss & Wee Little Miss Contest - Flotilla on Lake Greenwood

Enter Today!

Little Miss & Wee Little Miss Flotilla Contests

 

2017 Little Miss Flotilla, 6 - 10 years old
2017 Wee Little Miss Flotilla, 2 - 5 years old  
2:00 p.m.
Registration
1:00 p.m.

 Bringing back this popular event to Celebrate our 50th Anniversary.

Bringing back this popular event to Celebrate our 50th Anniversary.

An Event of the SC Festival of Flowers Flotilla on Lake Greenwood

Sunday, June 4, 2017
1:30 p.m - 5:00 p.m. 

Fellowship Camp & Conference Center
457 Camp Fellowship Road
Waterloo, SC

Music by Greenwood’s very own:
The Bonnie Situation

SUMBIT YOUR CHILD'S ENTRY TODAY!

Contestant Information:

  • 2017 Little Miss Flotilla, 6 - 10 years old
  • 2017 Wee Little Miss Flotilla, 2 - 5 years old  
  • All registrants will receive a # at registration.
  • There will be a 1st and 2nd place in each division.
  • Winners will receive a sash in recognition of their achievement.
  • All participants (who do not place) will receive a rose for entering.
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Contestant Name
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Wee Little Miss Flotilla *
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Dinosaur Discovery Exhibit
Jun
4
10:00 AM10:00

Dinosaur Discovery Exhibit

A Prehistoric Journey Where Dinosaurs Ruled!

The Museum is thrilled very excited about our summer exhibit this year, Dinosaur Discovery. It comes to us from the Virginia Museum of Natural History, and includes a life-size Triceratops, a large digging pit that kids can actually dig up fossils in, and an extensive maze that explores the habitats of dinosaurs. 

Come visit us and step back in time on our second floor of The Museum. Lots of wonder for both kids and adults!  

Admission is free.

The Museum is open to the public
Wednesdays – Saturdays
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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The Beach Dance
Jun
3
8:00 PM20:00

The Beach Dance

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Returning to our 50th Celebration...the Beach Dance!

Featuring the awesome sounds of the Swingin' Medallions Reunion Band.

Doors Open at 6:45 p.m. 
Free Shag Lessons starting at 7:00 p.m. 
Shag Contest too!

Tickets are:
VIP Table: $400
Table of 8: $250
Individual Ticket: $35
You must be at least 21 years of age.
Cash Bar Only | No Coolers 

Call the Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce for tickets, 864-223-8431 or email: info@scFestivalofFlowers.org

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Kidfest 2017
Jun
3
9:00 AM09:00

Kidfest 2017

Get ready for a wildly entertaining show, "Dakota and Friends!" 

Join us for a WILD, unique and educational experience with our featured performer, “Dakota and Friends,” the ultimate dinosaur entertainer with six different dinosaurs, exploding volcanoes, natural habitats for the dinosaurs and much more!

Dakota and Friends is a dinosaur roadshow with a mission! Our mission is to get our dinosaurs to any and all the kids who want to see them. We have realistic Dinosaurs that we use for entertainment and education.

We also offer unique Dinosaur programs that can bring out the curiosity in any child of any age. From a Hatching Baby Dinosaur to a dinosaur that can dance, to a T. Res Head big enough to swallow you whole.

In addition, this year's Kidfest will feature games, interactive activities, emergency vehicles, face painting, plus the splash pad for kids to play in, and many different performances for everyone to enjoy.

9:00 a.m. - 12 Noon, Saturday, June 3

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