Local Events Scheduled For The Summer Months

Belton Events Scheduled for the Summer Months

Events and activities scheduled for Belton through the summer, emphasizing Belton’s new slogan “A Historic Heart….with a new beat!” include:

  • Combo Kings-Enjoy great music and dancing….FREE and open to the public.  When held at the Listening Room wine and beer are sold for $2 with the proceeds to go to Belton non-profit organizations.  Check for a schedule.
    • Hey Combo Kings fans we will be at the Listening Room this coming Tuesday, July the 18th. Doors open at 7:00 pm, music starts at 7:30 and we play for around two hours. Beer and wine are available for $2.00. Admission as always is free. Come out and send us off to Muscle Shoals, Alabama for the WC Handy Music Festival. Muscle Shoals is legendary in the recording studio area and this is a bucket list item for most musicians. This is a big time event and we are very happy to have a chance to perform. Experience another Great night in Belton!
  • George Ligon:  Australia New Zealand & Fiji-Belton Center for the Arts.  Beautiful vistas, time-honored traditions and native wildlife.  This is a solo exhibition for a photographer who documented the landscape and culture across three countries in Oceania.  Opening reception June 3 at 7:00.  The exhibit continues during Belton Center for the Arts regular hours through July 21.
  • Planet Earth Summer Art Camp-Belton Center for the Arts.  A series of 8 summer art classes for children.  All classes are 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Prices range from $25 to $55 depending on the class.  Call 864-338-8556 to register.  Registration for camps must be completed one week prior to the camp’s start date.
    • July 25-28-Kinder Art:  Outer Space.  Ages 3 to 6.  In anticipation of the Great Solar Eclipse, allow you little artist to play and create exciting projects related to all things outer space!
    • August 8 -10-The Great Eclipse Art Installation.  Ages 7 to 12.  Campers will team up to transform the front window of our main gallery into a creative cosmic realm.  Their installation art piece will be on display at Belton Center for the Arts, visible from the City Square, with the names of the contributing artists proudly displayed through the length of the Great Eclipse Exhibit.
    • August 15-17-Plein Air Painting for Teens.  Ages 13 to 18.  Get ready to paint some happy trees!  Learn the technique of some of the best known painters in this outdoor oil painting class.
  • Air, Wind and Space Exhibit-Belton Area Museum.  Once in a lifetime eclipses,l deadly tornadoes, feats of aeronautical prowess and out-pf-this-world materials are all attached to Belton.  The Belton Area Museum Association will be featuring all this and more in Air, Wind and Space opening July 23, from 3:00 to 5:00 at the historic train depot.  The exhibit is free to the public and will remain on display during normal museum hours (Wednesday Thursday and Friday 9:00 to 2:00 and Saturday 9:00 to 1:00) through September 9.
  • Weather Camp-Belton Area Museum July 25-27 10:00 to 12:00.  Campers will learn about different types of weather patterns, weather forecasting and extreme weather conditions.  They will become amateur meteorologists, learning how to predict weather and create weather maps.  There ill ge hands on learning experiences and and experiments.  Snacks will be provided.  $45.00. 
  • Space Camp-Belton Area Museum August 1-3 10:00 to 12:00.  Become a space explorer!  Campers will learns about the sun, moon and starts, asteroids and comets and explore the planets in our solar system.  With the solar eclipse happening on August 21, campers will learn more about this special astronomical event in addition to make a device to help them watch it safely.  Snacks will be provided.  $45.00.  
  • The Great Eclipse Art Exhibit-Belton Center for the Arts.  Artwork focused on the theme of the solar eclipse.  Opening Reception August 4 7:00 to 9:00.  The exhibit continues during regular Center for the Arts hours through September 1.

Belton SolarFest-TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE-August 21.  The total solar eclipse will cross the continental United States from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina.  The last time a total eclipse crossed the United States from sea to sea was June 8, 1918.  Belton is in the tiny ribbon less than 100 miles wide where one can see the complete blocking out of the sun by the Moon which will reveal the solar corona.  The rest of the country will only see a partial eclipse.  This phenomenon is a truly historic event and a wonderful opportunity to view one of nature’s most stunning displays.  The clipse will start just after 1:00 pm in Belton, South Carolina’s premiere position to see the longest duration of the event as Belton is directly in the path predicted for the sun’s traverse across the sky.  The total eclipse will start at 2:30 pm and last for 2 minutes and 37 seconds.  The Belton Center for the Arts will provide live streaming of NASA EDGE starting at 11:45.  Eclipse safety glasses will be available for $3 each.  Hotdog plates will be available for $5.Great Eclipse Flyer.  The Belton Area Museum will be open special hours 10:00 to 4:00 and will be selling  Moon Pies.  Visit www.eclipse2017.nasa.gov for more information about the solar eclipse

Most events are supported by funding provided by the City of Belton hospitality tax and the Anderson County ATAX.

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