Local Events Scheduled Thru The Summer

Belton Events Scheduled During the Summer:

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

  • Combo Kings:  Enjoy great music and dancing….FREE and open to the public at the Listening Room on Main.  Most events at the Listening Room start at 6:30.  Wine, beer soft drinks and water are sold for $2 with the proceeds going to Belton non-profit organizations, including the Belton Alliance, the Belton Tennis Association and the Belton Center for the Arts.  The band usually performs on Tuesday evenings.  Door open at a 6:30 and the band plays from 7:30 to 9:30.
    • See the separate Combo Kings post for their upcoming schedule.
  • Wine Down Women Classes, Belton Center for the Arts. The Center for the Arts provides instruction, materials and wine!  You show up ready to create!  All classes are from 6:00 to 8:00.
    • Tuesday, August 6-Floral Painted Glasses.  Add a feminine touch to a stemless wine glass with hand-painted flower.  $20 for members; $25 for non-members.
  • Group Art & Ceramic Exhibit, Belton Center for the Arts (Title TBD).  Opening reception Saturday, June 1 7:00 to 9:00.  This exhibit will feature three 20-something artists local to Anderson:  painters Seth Scheving and Ellie Phillips, and ceramic artist Emily Freelin.
  • Epidemics:  Diseases Gone Wild, Belton Area Museum Association, Belton Depot.  Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the worldwide Spanish Flue epidemic that made its way to rural Anderson County by spring of 1919, this exhibit will explore the cultural and medical repercussions of this 20th Century epidemic and celebrate the medical advances in all areas of the health care industry since then.  During the opening celebration a community health fair will be held.  The Belton Lions Club will share information about diabetes prevention, the newest health platform for this organization, in addition to taking in donations of eyeglasses and selling their famous brooms.  DNA Project Consulting will provide genetic cancer screening tests for those who qualify.  Completed by a simple oral swab, patients will gain information about potential genetic dispositions for eight hereditary cancers.  Other practitioners including homeopathic healers, chiropractors, dentists, physician’s assistants, and the Blood Mobile are expected to participate.  The exhibit will continue during regular museum hours through August 24.
  • Epidemics:  Diseases Gone Wild Summer Camp, Belton Area Museum Association, Belton Depot.  STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) Focus.  For children ages 7 to 12.  Each camp is $45 for members and $55 for non-members.  Snacks will be provided each day.  Session 1 July 16-18 10:00 am to noon, Germs-The Bad Guys.  Session 2 July 23-25 10:00 am to noon, Germs-The Good Guys.  Call 338-7400 for more information or to register.
  • Once Upon a Time…Summer Art Camp, Belton Center for the Arts.  Classes for cildren ages 4 to 6 and 7 to 12 throughout June, July, and August.  Each week, children will explore some of their favorite stories, and make mixed media artwork based on the characters and events of these riveting tales!  Every day, children will be using a variety of art-making methods to produce projects to take home.
  • Farm to Table, Belton Area Museum Association.  Saturday, August 24.  Participants will tour local farms and then return to the museum to prepare a delicious dinner with fresh ingredients from the tours.  South Carolina’s Chef Ambassador Heidi Trull will lead the cooking demonstration.  Participation will be limited.  More information to follow about specific times and  signing up.

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