Belton Events Scheduled Through the Winter and Spring:
Events and activities scheduled for Belton during the winter and early spring, 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 7:00 and the band plays until 9:45 Wine, beer, soft drinks and water are sold for $3. The band usually performs on Tuesday evenings. See the separate post on the Combo Kings for their latest schedule. Doors open at a 6:00.
- 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 instruction is provided. Email Mary Anne Porter at [email protected] if you are interested in attending. No registration is required.
- Expedition! A Natural History Adventure Around the World, Belton Area Museum-The newest Belton Area Museum Association exhibit is now open for visitors at the historic Belton train depot. Expedition: A Natural History Adventure Around the World features fossils, gemstones, and minerals from across the globe and animal mounts from three continents. Come face to face with the world’s 5th largest lion to come out of Africa. Look at the various adaptations of squirrels from North America. Marvel at the markings and sharp teeth of fish caught in the Amazon River. See gemstones gathered from quarries all around the world. Ponder fossils that are millions of years old. “There’s something for everyone to enjoy,” said Belton Area Museum Association executive director Abigail Burden. “It’s amazing to see how majestic and varied these creatures are, and the beautiful gemstones and interesting fossils help us all to learn about the vast biodiversity our world has contained.” The exhibit is open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9 am to 2 pm, and Saturdays, 10 am to noon until May 29, 2021 in the North End Gallery of the historic Belton train depot. Special group tours can be arranged by contacting executive director Abigail Burden at 864-338-7400 or [email protected] All guests are encouraged to follow safety guidelines such as wearing protective masks and practicing social distancing. Thanks to Sportsman’s Warehouse, special backpacking and nature themed items will be given away throughout the exhibit to visitors who sign in and win the bi-weekly drawing. Admission is free of charge to the exhibit because of the patronage of the following companies: Sportsman’s Warehouse, Home Instead Senior Care, S and M Auto Parts, Friddle’s Orthopedic Appliances, Inc., City of Belton Hospitality Fund, Anderson County ATAX Fund, and Diamond Hill Mine. Join us as we take a natural history adventure around the world! The exhibit will be on display during regular museum hours through May of 2021. As a special activity, each fourth Saturday, BAMA members can take an adventure to Diamond Hill Mine and dig for amethysts. Charge per person is usually $20 to dig, but with a BAMA membership card visitors will receive a $5 discount each. Check out all that Diamond Hill Mine has to offer at https://diamondhillmine.com/. Dates for special discount are March 27 and April 24.
- Anderson School District II Spring Showcase, Belton Center for the Arts-Students from all Belton and Honea Path schools will have their artwork on display in our gallery during Youth Art Month. Family, friends and members of the public are invited to see what these students have been working hard on all year. The exhibit will remain on display through March 25.
- 7th Annual Community-Wide Rummage and Craft Sale, Belton Area Museum-Saturday, March 27 on the Belton Depot grounds from 9:00 until 2:00. Vendor booths are available for $10. Call 86-338-7400.
- Belton Tennis Championships, Belton Tennis Association-Saturday, April 10. This one-day tournament is for junior players. Championships will be determined for boys and girls in 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U & 18U age divisions. Matches will be played at the Belton Tennis Center, Leda Poore Park and Belton-Honea Path High School.
- 12X12, Small Works Exhibit, Belton Center for the Arts-This exhibit features artwork smaller than 12 inches X 12 inches in both dimensions. Opening reception Saturday, April 10 7:00 to 9:00. The exhibit will continue through May 14.
- Home Schooler Historic Belton Walking Tour, Belton Area Museum-April 16 9:00 to 11:00. Call 864-338-7400 for information and to sign up.
- Derby Days, Belton Center for the Arts:-Saturday, May 1 4:00 to 8:00. Celebrate a live-broadcast of the Kentucky Derby. It’s a rich tradition…sipping a mint julep, donning a beautiful hat and join fellow race fans in signing “My Old Kentucky Home.” Enjoy delicious tail-gate food and cash bar, including mint juleps. There will be live and silent auctions to benefit the Belton Center for the Arts. Call 864-338-8556 to reserve your space.
- Chili Pepper Golf Tournament, Belton Area Museum-May 14 at Saluda Valley Country Club. Lunch and putting contest at 1:00; shotgun start at 2:00. $300 per 4-main team includes BBQ lunch, beverages, snacks, prizes, cart and golf. Captain’s choice format. Top three places will receive awards. Prizes for closest to the pin and longest drive. Drawings for door prizes. Entry deadline May 10. Main entries to Belton Area Museum Association, 100 North Main Street, Belton, SC 29627. Call 864-958-5264 or 864-338-7400 for more information.bama golf tourney poster 21BAMA Golf Tournament Application 2021
- South Carolina Chili Cookoff Championships, Belton Alliance-May 15 & 16. This year’s event will be for cooks only and will be held at the Belton Community Center.
- Palmetto Championships, Presented by Chick-fil-A of Anderson, Belton Tennis Association-May 29, 30 & 31. This junior tennis tournament was established in Belton in 1957 and is the largest and most prestigious event played in the state. Singles and doubles championships will be determined for boys and girls in 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U & 18U age divisions. Matches will be played in Belton, Anderson and Greenville.
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