Belton Events Scheduled During the Fall:
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….and open to the public at the Listening Room on Main. $10/person admission. Most events at the Listening Room start at 6:30. Wine, beer soft drinks and water are sold for $3. The band usually performs on Tuesday evenings. Door open at a 6:30 and the band plays from 7:30 to 9:30.
- Artists’ Gathering, Belton Center for the Arts-Every Tuesday morning from 10:00 to 12:00. Members of the Belton Center for the Arts are offered the opportunity to use the upstairs classroom at no charge. Get inspiration or critique from other artists if you’d like, or just work independently. Depending on interest, live models may be available occasionally. Bring your own materials and no insttuction is provided. Email Mary Anne Porter at [email protected] if you are interested in attending. No registration is required.
- Handmade, Belton Area Museum Association-The Belton Area Museum Association in conjunction with All About Fabrics/Phoenix of Anderson presents a three-month exhibit entitled Handmade, beginning with an opening celebration on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 3 – 5 pm at the historic Belton train depot. At the celebration, there will be a pop up craft show featuring artisans and traditional crafters demonstrating their skills and sharing their wares. Patrons can browse handmade items for sale such as split oak baskets, wooden toys, turned bowls, stained glass, home baked sourdough bread, turkey calls, seasonal wreaths, leather crafts, metal signs, jewelry, soaps, and sugar scrubs. In addition to the crafters, the exhibit will be revealed for all to enjoy. Vintage and antique articles all made by hand are on display. From utilitarian to the most ornate, artifacts include quilts, tatted, knitted, and crocheted items, handmade lace, cobbled shoes, ironwork, silver, musical instruments, locally made furniture pieces, ceramics, millinery, Catawba pottery, puzzles, and more. Tools that help to make these items are also included in the exhibit. As a tie in activity to the exhibit, craft classes have been arranged with local artisans during the next three months. Check out the Belton Depot Facebook page or www.beltonmuseum.com for more information and to sign up for classes. A home school day is also planned for Sept. 25, at 10 AM. Cost is $3 per student and open to ages 7 – 12. Presented by All About Fabrics/Phoenix of Anderson with additional sponsorship by Anderson County ATAX and the City of Belton HTAX, the exhibit is free to visit. The exhibit is on display through December 14 during normal museum hours, Wednesday-Friday (9 – 2), Saturday (10-12), or by appointment. For more information or to arrange a tour, please contact Abigail Burden, executive director, at 338-7400.bama handmade posterbama handmade crafters schedule
- 21st Annual Belton Standpipe Heritage and Juried Art Show, Belton Center for the Arts-Opening reception September 28 from 7:00 to 9:00. The show will continue during regular Center for the Arts hours through November 9.
- Candidate’s Forum-Join the Belton Alliance and the Belton-Honea Path News Chronicle from 7:00 to 9:00 on Tuesday, October 22 at the Historic Belton Depot. The Alliance will make a brief presentation followed by remarks by the candidates and a question and answer period. The program will be followed by a social time and an opportunity to speak one-on-one with the candidates.
- Pumpkin Painting, Belton Center for the Arts-Wednesday, October 23 from 3:30 to 5:00. Children ages 4 to 8 (ish!) are invited to paint pumpkins. The cost is $10 and covers the pumpkins, materials and snacks. Children WILL get messy, so dress appropriately! Sign up ASAP to ensure there are enough supplies for everyone. Call Kendell at 864-338-8556 or email [email protected] Please provide the child’s name, age and a phone number.
- Goat Cheese Demonstration, Belton Center for the Arts-Tuesday, November 12 from 6:00 to 8:00. Nancy Palmatier will demonstrate how to make two delicious goat cheese appetizers made with fresh goat milk from Palmatier Farms. Perfect for Thanksgiving! The cost is $30 for members of the Belton Center for the Arts and $35 for non-members. Register with Kendell at 864-338-8556 or email [email protected]
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