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….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.
- See the separate Combo Kings post for their upcoming schedule.
- 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. The exhibit will continue during regular museum hours through August 24.
- Once Upon a Time…Summer Art Camp, Belton Center for the Arts. Classes for cildren ages 4 to 6 and 7 to 12 throughout 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.
- Through the Lens, Belton Center for the Arts. See the world through someone else’s lens with an art exhibit featuring both film and digital fine art photography. Opening reception Saturday, August 3 at 7:00. The exhibit will continue during regular Center for the Arts hours through August 30.
- Farm to Table, Belton Area Museum Association. Saturday, August 24….a farm to fork adventure! Participants will tour five local farms and then return to the museum where South Carolina’s Chef Ambassador Heidi Trull and Joe Trull will conclude the tour teaching a culinary class using the farm fresh produce and products available at each of the locations. The tour (which includes a caravan of cars participating) begins at 2:00 at the Historic Belton Depot. Farms to be visited include Callaham’s Farm, Hurricane Creek Farms, Happy Cow Creamery, City Scape Winery and Possum Kingdom Kreamery. Participation is limited. The cost is $25 per person. Call Abigail Burden, BAMA Executive Director, at 864-338-7400 or email [email protected] to reserve tickets. Reservations are required by August 17.
- Hall of Fame Classic Tennis Championships, Belton Tennis Center-The 33rd annual Chick-fil-A of Anderson Hall of Fame Classic will be played in Belton September 28 and 29. The tournament features 8 top high school girls teams. Matches will be played at the Belton Tennis Center, Leda Poore Park and BHP High School. Teams participating include BHP, TL Hanna, JL Mann, Greenville, St. Joseph’s, Clinton, Greer and defending chamion AC Flora.
- 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.
- South Carolina Men’s Collegiate Championships, Belton Tennis Center-The tournament will be played for the 6th year in memory of Big Jim Russell. Over 60 players from state colleges and universities will be competing in singles and doubles. Teams expected to participate include Clemson, South Carolina, Wofford, Furman, The Citadel, PC, Lander, Winthrop, North Greenville, USC Sumter, Anderson University, Limestone and Coker. Play will be throughout the day Friday and Saturday at the Belton Tennis Center, Leda Poore Park and BHP High School. The doubles finals and singles semifinals and finals will be played Sunday morning at Leda Poore Park and the Belton Tennis Center.
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