Monday, May 13, 2013
Looking for a camp to send the kids this summer? Clemson has a huge range of options to choose from.
Clemson University has released its list of summer camps, and its a doozy. The university will be offering at least 36 different camps, many of them on campus, but also at sites throughout the Upstate and the rest of South Carolina. The camps, for children through high-schoolers, include a multitude of sports camps, camps aimed at the outdoors, and, of course, academic camps. For more information, and to see the complete list, click here.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Mac and his band, Plate Full O' Blues," will play the Mauldin Cultural Center May 17.
Break out your boogie shoes. Greenville blues legend, Mac Arnold, returns to the Mauldin Cultural Center for a free concert on Friday, May 17 at 7:30 pm with his band, Plate Full O' Blues. Riding on the heels of a sold-out performance last year, Mac and his band are back in Mauldin as a part of the Mauldin Cultural Center's popular Railroad Concert Series. The concert will be in the Mauldin Cultural Center's Outdoor Amphitheater located in the rear of the Center at 101 East Butler Road. The public is invited to bring their lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets (no alcohol), and a small donation to support the Cultural Center. Rain location will be MCC's Auditorium. Teaming up with the Mauldin Cultural Center is the St. Joseph's Catholic …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Clemson alumni will receive honorary degree during commencement. Clemson University will hold three commencement ceremonies Friday, May 10.
Clemson University is honoring one of its most famous alumni, “Entertainment Tonight” co-host Nancy O’Dell, with an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities at commencement exercises Friday, May 10, at Littlejohn Coliseum. O’Dell graduated summa cum laude from Clemson with a degree in marketing. Clemson will hold three ceremonies for its spring commencement. Graduates in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities and the College of Business and Behavioral Science will receive degrees at 9:30 a.m. A second ceremony will begin at 2:30 p.m. for graduates in the colleges of Agricultural Forestry and Life Science; and Health, Education and Human Development. O’Dell will be honored during the 2:30 p.m. ceremony. The third ceremony will begin at 6:…
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Haley makes the proclamation in honor of the American Idol finalist, who is in the state for a celebratory weekend.
It's been quite a week for Candice Glover. First, the St. Helena Island, SC, native made it as a top 3 finalist on American Idol on Thursday night, Second, this weekend she's in her native Lowcountry to perform a celebratory concert and appear in a parade in her honor in Beaufort. And on Saturday, Gov. Nikki Haley officially proclaimed "Candice Glover Day" throughout the state. In the proclamation (attached), Haley urged the state to watch and vote for Glover as she attempts to win the Idol contest. Glover, who auditioned twice before making it on the show on her third attempt, has been performing since the age of 4. "I can't believe this is happening," Glover said of the 125 or so fans who showed up for her arrival Friday night in Hilton …
It might look like rain, but there's plenty to do this weekend for those who need to get out and have some fun.
1. Looking to get out of town for some fun? Then head to downtown Greer for the 29th Annual Village Hospital Greer Family Fest, which runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today in Greer's central business district. The free event will feature live music, including performances by local American Idol alum Dylan Arms and The Marshall Tucker Band. There will also be cooking demonstrations done by Plate 108 and the Culinard/Virginia College. More than 150 vendors will also be on hand for the event. For the kids there will be numerous activities, including free arts and crafts stations, rides and games. The event will go on, rain or shine. Full details here. 2. The 26th annual Horse Show & Family Fun Day, sponsored by the Fountain Inn Chamber of …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Congrats to these few folks who will be going to the Kenny Chesney concert on Saturday!
Jaquelyn Garcia of Columbia, Shannon Badger of Griffin, GA, Anita Burgos of Easley and Hayley Robinson of North Charleston were the lucky winners of the Kenny Chesney tickets to this weekend's concert in Columbia. Stay with your local Patch for more contests.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Legendary rock band will hit Simpsonville this summer as part of its 2013 Monster Tour.
Blood, fire, and pyrotechnics will blast the Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park in Simpsonville later this summer when the legendary rock band, KISS, brings its 2013 Monster Tour to town, it was announced Friday. Original members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, along with long-time members Eric Singer (drums) and Tommy Thayer (guitar/vocals), will hit the stage on August 13 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale May 3 at 10 a.m. at www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000, or at the Charter Amphitheatre ticket office from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The concert is in support of the band's 20th studio album, "Monster," set to be released in October. The 12-song (plus bonus track), straight-ahead rock 'n' roll album, …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Rep. Trey Gowdy looking for local high school student artwork to compete for national honor.
Rep. Trey Gowdy invites Upstate high school students in South Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District to participate in the 2013 Congressional Art Competition. The winner’s artwork, selected by a panel of experts, will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year. High school students (grades 9-12) may submit one piece of artwork. Artists should bring their submission to either office location between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 25; Friday, April 26; or Monday, April 29. Office locations: Greenville 104 South Main St. Greenville, SC 29601 Phone: (864) 241-0175 Spartanburg 101 West St. John St. Spartanburg, SC 29306 Phone: (864) 583-3264 A ceremony will be held to display all submissions and announce the first, …
Bonnie McEachren receives honorable mention in US Attorney's logo contest.
Bonnie McEachren, a student at Ralph Chandler Middle School in Simsponville, was among 10 students statewide to make the final cut for the US Attorney's Office 10th Annual Project Sentry Logo Contest. McEachren received honorable mention in the Grades 6-8 Division. The overall winner was Karla Moore, a student at Strom Thurmond High School in Johnston. The statewide contest gives South Carolina students an opportunity to tell the entire state how they prevent gun violence in their school. The contest was open to students in all South Carolina schools. The winners were chosen from 416 entries from 26 schools across South Carolina. The winning entries were selected by “The Insiders,” a select group of students from the South Carolina …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Donations will be taken at upcoming concert at Mauldin Cultural Center.
Want to help to help out folks in Boston but not sure how? One pace to start is at this Friday's concert at the Mauldin Cultural Center. The concert featuring Betsy Franck & the Bareknuckle Band will still be free, but MCC executive director George patrick McLeer said Tuesday the MCC is highly encouraging concertgoers to donate to the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts and the Boston Athletic Association (operators of the Boston Marathon) to support their efforts in wake of the bombings during the Boston Marathon. The concert will be in the Mauldin Cultural Center's Outdoor Amphitheater located in the rear of the Center at 101 East Butler Road this Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to bring their lawn chairs, …