June Activity List

Hub City Kids Have Fun: What’s Happening in Spartanburg this Month?

 

June 1

Building our Community-Meet and Greet at the Boiling Springs Library (Thursday June 1, 10:30-11:30) Come to the Boiling Springs library to learn about local community helpers! There will be local firefighters, police officers, and construction workers and their vehicles.

 

Family Program: “Use the Force” at Cyrill-Westside Library (Thursday June 1, 2-2:45pm) Roper Mountain Science Center presents “Use the Force.” Join the Westside Library as they challenge the laws of physics and use several fun experiments to explore forces like gravity, air pressure, inertia and friction in this high energy and interactive presentation. All these concepts will be tied together at the end to launch a small rocket across the stage. Although this show is open to children of all ages, this program is geared more towards those going into 2nd-6th grade

 

June 2

Sparkle City Rhythm and Ribs at Barnet Park (Friday June 2, 4:00-10:30)

Sponsored by Spartanburg Southside Lions Club in partnership with City of Spartanburg, SC to benefit local and international projects and charities. Come out for Ribs, live music, and kids activities!

 

Kids Night Out at Hearts of Clay (Friday June 2, 6:00-8:00) $25 for 2 hours: pizza painting and a beverage

 

June 3

National Trails Day at Croft State Park (Saturday June 3 8am-June 4) Join Palmetto Conservation Foundation (PCF) at Croft State Park to celebrate National Trails Day on the Palmetto Trail. Family-friendly activities include guided hikes, mountain biking, kayaking, camping, a night hike and campfires with S’mores. This event is free and includes all activities, a campsite and meals. Register for the whole weekend or just join us for the day on Saturday. Either way, there will be plenty of fun and adventure for the whole family. PCF staff, volunteers and park rangers will be on hand to guide the hikes, bike rides, kayaking, camp set-up and evening activities. To register, copy and paste this URL and follow it: http://www.palmettoconservation.org/NTD2013.asp

 

Mrs. Baba’s Honey Bears Sensory Storytime at Headquarters Library (Saturday June 3, 10am-11am) Come to the Headquarters Library for a sensory learning program for children 12 and under. Story time will include songs, stories, chants, rhymes, and sensory play! Meets the first Saturday of each month!

 

Build a Tic Tac Toe Game at Home Depot (Saturday June 3 9-12pm) Head to the nearest Home Depot to build a wooden tic-tac-toe game to play with the family! Your child can personalize the game board with paint and stickers. The activity is FREE and each child receives a certificate of achievement, an apron, and a pin!

 

Barnes and Noble Story Time: If you Ever Want to Bring a Circus to the Library, Don’t! (Saturday June 3, 11am-12pm) Come to Barnes and Noble on W.O. Ezell Blvd. to hear this best selling story.  Activities to follow.

 

June 5

City Of Spartanburg’s Let’s Play Mobile at Priscilla Rumley Park (Monday June 5, 5-7pm)  The Let’s Play Mobile is brought to you by the City of Spartanburg.  The mobile recreation vehicle is filled with fun for kids of all ages!  Hoola hoops, balls, jump ropes, arts and crafts, balance beams- just to name a few! Alexander Avenue Spartanburg, SC 29306

 

June 6

Spartanburg Youth Theater Presents “Bedtime Stories (As Told By Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up)” at Cyrill Westside Library (Tuesday June 6, 2-2:45pm) Head to the Westside library to see classic bedtime stories with a creative twist.  You may think you know your fairy tales, but not the way Dad tells them.

 

June 7

City Of Spartanburg’s Let’s Play Mobile at South Converse Street Park (Wednesday June 7, 5-7pm) The Let’s Play Mobile is brought to you by the City of Spartanburg.  The mobile recreation vehicle is filled with fun for kids of all ages!  Hoola hoops, balls, jump ropes, arts and crafts, balance beams- just to name a few!

 

The Columbia Marionette Theatre Presents “Build it Better with the Three Little Pigs” at the Headquarters Library (Wednesday June 7, 2-2:45pm) Come to the main Library to watch as three of your favorite storybook characters “Build a Better World” for themselves by combining their resources and working together to keep the Big Bad Wolf at bay. Special cameo appearance by Little Red Riding Hood.

 

June 8

Toddlers, Tales, and Trails-What’s Bugging You at Duncan Park (Thursday June 8 10-11am) Parents and little ones will enjoy a nature based story, craft, and short hike on a local trail. Walks are easy and less than one mile in length. Duncan Park session will begin at the area below the tennis courts. Pre-registration is required. Contact Liz Walker at 562-4199 or lwalker@cityofspartanburg.org for more information

 

Family Program: Critter Keeper at the Westside Library (Thursday June 8 12:30-1:30 or 2-3pm) Bring the whole family to the Westside Library to see the Critter Keeper.  You don’t want to miss this show filled with lots of neat animals!

 

Wild Life Rehab at the Headquarters Library (Thursday June 8, 2-3pm) Head to the Headquarters Library join a representative from Wildlife Rehab to learn about and see live rescue animals.  Must be a rising 5th or 6th grader to attend.

 

City Of Spartanburg’s Let’s Play Mobile at Hillcrest Park (Thursday June 8, 5-7pm) The Let’s Play Mobile is brought to you by the City of Spartanburg.  The mobile recreation vehicle is filled with fun for kids of all ages!  Hoola hoops, balls, jump ropes, arts and crafts, balance beams- just to name a few! 1432 Maryland Ave, Spartanburg, SC 29307

 

June 9

Spartanburg Youth Theater Presents “Bedtime Stories (As Told By Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up)” at the Headquarters Library (Friday June 9, 9:30-10:15 am or 11-11:45 am)  Head to the Headquarters Library to see classic bedtime stories with a creative twist.  You may think you know your fairy tales, but not the way Dad tells them.

 

June 10

Barnes and Noble Story Time: Oh The  You’ll Go!  (Saturday June 10, 11am-12pm) Come to Barnes and Noble on W.O. EzPlacesell Blvd. to hear this best selling story.  Activities to follow.

 

Nocturnal Insect Hike on the Cottonwood Trail (Saturday June 10, 6:00-7:00pm) Join Jonathan Storm, Board President of the Spartanburg Science Center and Professor of Biology at USC Upstate for a nocturnal insect hike on the Cottonwood Trail!

 

Family Popcorn and Paint Night at East Main Arts (Saturday June 10, 4:30-6:00).  $8 per artist- includes popcorn, paint, canvas, and a drink. Kids ages 2 and under can paint with washable paints and paper for FREE. Register in advance *167 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29303

 

June 12

Marvelous Monday: Dads, Donuts and DIY at the Westside Library (Monday June 12, 9:30-10:30am) Join the Westside Library for a morning to read books about dads, have donuts and do some crafts that help celebrate fathers. Please sign up ahead of time by calling 864-574-6815 or visiting the front desk in person.

 

City Of Spartanburg’s Let’s Play Mobile at Andrews Farm Park  (Monday June 12, 5-7pm) The Let’s Play Mobile is brought to you by the City of Spartanburg.  The mobile recreation vehicle is filled with fun for kids of all ages!  Hoola hoops, balls, jump ropes, arts and crafts, balance beams- just to name a few!

 

June 13

Backyard Critters with Paws Animal Wildlife Sanctuary (Tuesday June 13 2-2:45pm) Join the Westside Library as Paws Animal Wildlife Sanctuary brings animals to learn about and share.

 

June 14

Toddlers, Tales, and Trails- Birds Birds Birds on the Cottonwood Trail (Wednesday June 14, 10:00-11:00 am) Parents and little ones (aged 2-5) will enjoy a nature based story, craft, and short hike on a local trail. Walks are easy and less than one mile in length. Pre-registration is required. Cottonwood trail sessions will begin at the Beechwood Drive parking area. Contact Liz Walker at 562-4199 or lwalker@cityofspartanburg.org for more information

 

City Of Spartanburg’s Let’s Play Mobile at Adams Park (Wednesday June 14, 5-7pm) The Let’s Play Mobile is brought to you by the City of Spartanburg.  The mobile recreation vehicle is filled with fun for kids of all ages!  Hoola hoops, balls, jump ropes, arts and crafts, balance beams- just to name a few! Datus Hammond Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29303

 

June 15

Critter Keeper at the Boiling Springs Library (Thursday June 15, 11am-12pm) Families are invited to join the Boiling Springs Library as the Critter Keeper comes for a visit. You won’t want to miss this show with lots of neat animals. There will be a 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. show. Although this show is open to children of all ages, this program is geared more towards those going into 2nd-6th grade.

 

Family Program: World of Color Watercolor at the Westside Library (Thursday June 15 12:30-1:30pm or 2-3pm) Join the Westside Library as a local college art student shows  techniques to create fun effects in watercolor painting. Although this program is open to children of all ages, this program is geared more towards students going into 2nd-6th grade. Sign up is required. Please call 864-574-6815 or visit our front desk in person

 

The Messy Mess-a-thon at the Headquarters Library (Thursday June 15, 2-3pm) Come to the Headquarters Library for some messy fun!  Twister using shaving cream, spelling with Spaghetti O’s, and much more!  Please wear old clothes and bring a towel. Must be a rising 5th or 6th grader to attend

 

City Of Spartanburg’s Let’s Play Mobile at Chapel Street Park (Thursday, June 15, 5-7pm) The Let’s Play Mobile is brought to you by the City of Spartanburg.  The mobile recreation vehicle is filled with fun for kids of all ages!  Hoola hoops, balls, jump ropes, arts and crafts, balance beams- just to name a few! 104 Chapel Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306

 

June 17

Take a Kid Fishing Day at Cleveland Park (Saturday June 17, 10:30 am-11:30 am) Spartanburg Park’s annual Take a Kid Fishing day will be held at Cleveland Park Lake. Come enjoy the community and spend time with your family while teaching them the fundamentals of fishing! Children 15 and under will enjoy family fun and prize giveaways. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and provide their own fishing pole and tackle. Bait will be available at the event. The event is FREE to all! Contact Cleveland Park at (864) 562-4150 for information.

 

Hub City Kids at the Farmer’s Market (Saturday June 17, 8:00 am-12:00 pm) We are back at the Hub City Farmer’s Market this week! Come out to Northside Harvest Park to play some fun games and learn more about eating healthy and staying active! The Hub City Farmer’s Market has tons of local produce and entertainment and is fun for the whole family! Come support your local farmer! 498 Howard St, Spartanburg, SC 29303

 

Sensory Friendly showing of Cars 3 at NCG  (Saturday June 17 at 10 am)  NCG will play Cars 3 with no previews, dim lighting, and a lower noise level than a typical movie.  Your little ones can wiggle and talk without the worry of disturbing other movie goers.  Regular admission prices apply.

 

Horse Show at Croft State Park (Saturday June 17, 9am-6pm) Come out to see the horses the third Saturday of each month at Croft State Park!

 

Barnes and Noble Story Time: When Dads Don’t Grow Up  (Saturday June 17, 11am-12pm) Come to Barnes and Noble on W.O. Ezell Blvd. to hear this best selling story just in time for Father’s Day.  Activities to follow.

 

Hub City Church Presents Movies in the Park at Barnet Park-The Secret Life of Pets (Saturday June 17 at dusk-exact time announced closer to event-movie starts once it is dark outside) Come to Barnet Park to watch The Secret Life of Pets! Free popcorn and giveaways!

 

June 21

Toddlers, Tales, and Trails-Can You Dig It? Duncan Park (Wednesday June 21, 10-11 am) Parents and little ones (aged 2-5) will enjoy a nature based story, craft, and short hike in Duncan Park! Duncan Park session will begin at the area below the tennis courts. Pre-registration is required. Contact Liz Walker at 562-4199 or lwalker@cityofspartanburg.org for more information

 

Professor Whizzpop at the Boiling Springs Library (Wednesday June 21, 3-4:30pm) Join Professor Whizzpop for a fantastic mix of magician and comedian who will delight kids of all ages. His performances are guaranteed to engage and enrich the entire audience.

 

June 22

Family Program: Cirque Du Todd at the Westside Library (Thursday June 22, 2-3pm) Head to the Westside Library for a fun, energy filled performance by Cirque Du Todd. There will be juggling, stunts, comedy and more. You won’t want to miss this performance. Although this show is open to children of all ages, this program is geared more towards those going into 2nd-6th grade.

 

June 24

Barnes and Noble Story Time:The Rainbow Fish (Saturday June 24, 11am-12pm) Come to Barnes and Noble on W.O. Ezell Blvd. to hear this best selling story.  Activities to follow.

 

June 26

Marvelous Monday: Icky, Sticky, Messy Fun at the Westside Library (Monday June 26, 9:30-10:30) Icky, sticky, messy fun – Head to the Westside Library for a morning in the sun. Prepare to get messy and wet. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and wet. Sign up ahead of time by calling 864-574-6815 or visiting the front desk.

 

June 28

Toddlers, Tales, and Trails-Fun in the Sun: Shadows and Shapes (Wednesday June 28, 10-11am) Come to the Cottonwood Trail to enjoy a nature based story, craft, and short hike! This week’s theme is Fun in the Sun: Shadows and Shapes! Parents and little ones (aged 2-5) will enjoy a nature based story, craft, and short hike. Pre-registration is required. Contact Liz Walker at 562-4199 or lwalker@cityofspartanburg.org for more information

 

Puppet Show “The Three Little Fish and the Big, Bad Shark” at the Headquarters Library (Wednesday June 28, 2-2:45pm) Come to the Headquarters Library for a fairy tale adventure featuring a black light puppet show, and more.

 

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*Make sure to check the Spartanburg County Public Library website for a full list of activities and storytimes at ALL of the libraries in Spartanburg County! www.spartanburglibraries.org

 

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