Ten Thousand Villages will host children’s silhouette Artist Patti Rishforth on Saturday, Oct. 23. To make an appointment, call 239-4120. Appointments will be available from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Dr. Robert Wyatt, former executive director of Highlands Biological Station, will discuss “Mosses in the Landscape” at the September meeting of the Native Plant Society.   He will describe 10 native moss species that make attractive subjects for a range of garden sites. Topics will include where mosses typically grow, how to grow them, which ones to grow, where to obtain them, and beneficial reasons to grow mosses.  The meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m., Founders Hall in Dining Commons at Southern Wesleyan University, Central.  The public is invited. For more information, visit www.scnps.org/activities.
On Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. the Monk Mulligan Shootout will be held at the Cliffs Valley. The event benefits YMCA Camp Greenville. The fee is $900 per team, which includes gifts, lunch, post tournament party and eight tickets to the Blue Jean Ball on Oct. 5 at Fluor Field. At the $1,000 per team level, the package also includes a one-hole sponsorship. www.CampGreenville.org
The Gifts of Recovery Festival, presented by Faces and Voices of Recovery Greenville, will be held on Sept. 25 at the Peace Center Amphitheater from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Admission is free.  For more information visit www.favorsc.org or send an e-mail to janhowardhome@bellsouth.net.
Furman’s Learning for You is offering the Red Cross Babysitting Certification Course at Mauldin Cultural Center and Furman University this fall. Sessions will be held Sundays, Sept. 26, Oct. 10 and 24, from 1:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. The cost is $80. Call 294-2153 for more information and registration.

The sixth-annual Blue Jean Ball will be held Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 6:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. at Fluor Field at the West End.  The event benefits YMCA Camp Greenville’s capital improvement fund. The Note Ropers will perform. Contact jriley@ymcagreenville.org for tickets and details.
The September meeting of the Pendleton District Gem and Mineral Society will be held in the Industrial & Business Development Center at the main campus of the Tri-County Technical College on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. The program will be about faceting semi-precious stones featuring Ted Wallenius and Fred Sias. Refreshments will be served, and visitors are welcome.
Greenville County Recreation District will hold its annual Touch a Truck at Westside Park on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event gives children the chance to explore various vehicles ranging from dump trucks to front end loaders, bucket trucks to tractors and much more. New to the event this year is helicopter rides. Admission is free. There is a fee for the helicopter rides. For information call 288-6470.

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