Uniquely Upstate
Weekly Newsletter of the Upstate Information Hub
March 29, 2012, Volume 1, Issue 3
in the Upstate

March 30 - April 1
Hejaz Shrine Circus-  Timmons Arena, Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Hwy. -
multiple performances

March 31
 Brain Injury Association of South Carolina Run- Clemson University ICAR, 5 Research Drive, Greenville - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

March 31
 Native American Day- Oconee Station State Historic Site, 500 Oconee Station Road, Walhalla -
10:00 am- 3:00 pm  

March 31

George Li, 16-year-old pianist -  Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Twichell Auditorium, Converse College, 580 East Main Street, Spartanburg-
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm   
April 5
GSA Power Event Breakfast Series - Crowne Plaza Hotel, 851 Congaree Road, Greenville -
7:30 am - 9:00 am

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 Pickens County's Hagood Mill offers history, folklife,
music & more

by James Richardson

Walking up the pathway towards the luring sound of churning water, visitors to Hagood Mill Historic Site and Folklife Center - with reproductions of a blacksmith shop, two historical cabins, a cotton gin, a moonshine still, and more - are taken back in time from the very first moment they arrive.   
According to Allen Coleman, executive director of Pickens County Museum of Art & History, between 40,000 and 50,000 people visit Hagood Mill each year, making it one of the county's most popular historic attractions. 
Located about 3 miles north of Pickens, S.C., the site's focal point - an operating gristmill built in 1845 - is one of the oldest known mills still producing grain products in South Carolina today. At 20 feet tall by 4 feet wide, the mill has the largest waterwheel left in the state, and it's the only surviving one in S.C. that is made out of wood.


2012 Our Upstate Vision Issue Forum:
Keeping the Upstate a Great Place to Raise a Family

Join  Ten at the Top  for the second Our Upstate Vision Forum of 2012 on Thursday, April 26 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. (reception to follow) at the Community Theatre of Greenwood.  

During the development of the Our Upstate Vision, the number one thing people wanted to ensure about the Upstate of 2030 and beyond is that it remains a "Great Place to Raise a Family." As we look toward the future, what are some of the key areas that the region must continue emphasizing to ensure the Upstate remains a great place to live and raise a family?

This forum will include both a keynote address and panel discussion on issues that impact our ability to keep the Upstate a Great Place to Raise a Family including education, recreation and natural resources, cultural programs, community vibrancy, and workforce/job development.


Upcoming Easter Events

Friday, March 30 - Flashlight Egg Hunt  - Greenville County Recreation District- Gateway Park, 115 Henderson Drive in Travelers Rest. 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. 


Saturday, March 31 - Easter Egg Hunt On The Square, 100 Court Square in Abbeville, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.    


Saturday, March 31Easter Egg Hunt at Cada Park in Chesnee begins at 11:00 am. Birth to 10 years old. 201 W. Cherokee Street 


Saturday, March 31 - Egg-Tastic Easter Event at Century Park, 3605 Brushy Creek Road in Greer, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.      


Saturday, March 31 - Easter Eggstravaganza  at Anderson Civic Center Amphitheater, 3027 MLK Jr. Blvd, begins at 2pm. Ages 12 and under.  


Saturday, March 31  - Clinton Easter Egg Hunt at Bailey Manor- 300 Jacobs Highway in Clinton - begins at 2pm.   

Explore the Pendleton District 

Here are some of the organizations listed in the Resource Directory at OurUpstateSC.info.    


Pendleton District Commission Visitor's Center

173 Exchange Street in Pendleton 


Captain Kimberly Hampton Memorial Library  

304 Biltmore Road in Easley  


7812 Rochester Highway in Seneca  


 South Carolina Botanical Garden 

150 Discovery Lane but you may need to use 102 Garden Trail on your GPS device. 



The Uniquely Upstate e-newsletter is published each week as an outreach of the Upstate Information Hub. If you have a unique Upstate story to share or want to make sure an upcoming event is featured, please contact Becky Pittman at bpittman@ourupstatesc.org.