Fall for Greenville is happening all weekend, here are a few other options too…


Friday Starry Nights
6PM & 7:30PM

A night under the stars in the Hooper Planetarium with a 360° full immersion dome, 4K projection, state-of-the-art lighting…

WHERE: Roper Mountain Science Center


M&G Market 2019: An Indie Craft Fair
10AM – 5:30PM

Enjoy this curated indie craft market of handmade art, crafts, and designs by BJU grads, faculty, and students.

WHERE: Museum & Gallery at Bob Jones University


Chunky Blanket Workshop

Hand knit your own chunky, cozy blanket – no prior experience required! YES! Your blanket will be finished at the end!

WHERE: Wine & Design Greenville, 1175 Woods Crossing Ste. 1B


A different style recommendation this time…


Family game nights create lasting memories, and they don’t have to be complicated, take a lot of planning time or even a huge amount of effort. Some of my best memories with my son were sitting around a kitchen table playing a store bought game.

What are some great options?

Ticket to Ride: a cross-country train adventure in which players collect and play matching train cards to claim railway routes connecting cities through North America.

Sorry: Slide, collide and score to win. Draw cards to see how far you get to move one of your pawns on the board, or if you can knock out one of your opponents.

PHASE 10: Rummy-type card game where players compete against one another to see who can complete 10 varied phrases first.


Fun & Fundraising all combined into one neat event…

Park in the Dark

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park | 431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC
Saturday, October 12 7:30-10 PM

Come celebrate the autumn season by watching nightfall from the top of Chimney Rock. Your family will enjoy hands-on activities, nature stations, storytelling around the campfire, s’mores and much more during this fundraising event for the Friends of Chimney Rock State Park. 

“This is our Annual Fundraiser and all proceeds will be used to improve the park for future visitors,” said Ryan Lubbers, Board Member of FCRSP. “We are looking forward to the Park in the Dark event and invite everyone to come out and celebrate a very extraordinary evening at the Rock!”

$20 per adult; $8 per child ages 5-15; Free for children ages 4 and under.


ONLINE AUCTIONS: Going Once, Going Twice, SOLD!

Ever Experienced a Live Auction?

Live auctions, like we talked about last weekend are a whole lot of fun, not only for finding great deals on everyday items but also for those who enjoy people watching. But there are other options…

Online auction sites, such as Proxibid.com, offer bidders a way to buy auction items from the comfort of the couch! The local auction houses who participate on Proxibid typically offer very convenient local pick up times – so no paying for shipping! I have literally furnished 85% of my home – including furniture, artwork, rugs and essentials bidding/winning on Proxibid.com

One tip: Be sure to find your “local” auctions so you are able to pick up the item(s) you win, avoiding the extra charges associated with shipping. 

Here are some quick links to local (within the upstate area) auctions listed on Proxibid right now (auctions that close through Tuesday, October 15):

Antique Dick Tracy Car

1. Smith Toy Auction No. 2 | Meares Auction Co. |  Pelzer, SC
Lots of old and new toys, some old toys are new in the original boxes.
Lots start closing Sunday, October 13 at 6PM
Click here to view the online auction.


Lionel Trains in original box

2. Collectible Toy Train Auction | Meares Auction Co. |  Pelzer, SC
This is auction number three of the Smith collectible toys and cars.
Contains Many collectible trains for auction.
Lots start closing Sunday, October 13 at 7PM
Click here to view the online auction.

Unique bronze sculpture


3. Online Auction of Keller Living Estate | Harris Estate Services |  Greenville, SC
Includes many items of furniture and home décor installed by Fowler Interiors. Several fine brands such as Hooker Furniture, Bradington Young, Hickory Chair, Theodore Alexander, and Pottery Barn are represented.
Lots start closing Sunday, October 13 at 7:30 PM
Click here to view the online auction.


Unopened toys

4. Multiple Consignor General Merchandise Auction | Hickory Tavern Auction Services |  Honea Path, SC
204 Lots. The Pioneer Woman, Tools, LED Solar Pathway Lights, Low Voltage Pathway Lights, Life Jackets, BOX LOTS, Kids Toys, Bicycles, RAZOR Scooters, Totes and more…
Lots start closing Sunday, October 13 at 9 PM
Click here to view the online auction.



A coffin for those “really” into Halloween


5. Absolute Online Halloween Auction | Poinsett Auction & Realty |  Travelers Rest, SC
Props, Monsters and Costumes from a Haunted House! Animated Creatures, Coffins, Costumes, Yard Decor and LOTS MORE…
Lots start closing Sunday, October 13 at 9 PM
Click here to view the online auction.


54 inch flat screen TV in great condition

6. Daybreak 2nd Auction Onsite | WHAM Auction & Realty |  Greer, SC
DAYBREAK COMMUNITY CHURCH Part 2 of this fantastic auction! Includes 2 Church Pews, Stacking Chairs, Foosball Table, 2 Air Hockey Tables, 2 Solid Picnic Tables, Flat Screen TV, 3 Nintendo Game Cubes, Kitchenware, Christmas Decorations, Folding 8ft/6ft Tables, JBL Speakers, Communion Trays/Bread Plates, Kids Toys, Office Furniture, TOO MUCH TO LIST!
Lots start closing Monday, October 14 at 9 PM
Click here to view the online auction.


24 The Lenox Spice Village Spice Jars

7. Absolute Online Auction | Poinsett Auction & Realty |  Travelers Rest, SC
Sterling Silver Flatware, Lenox Canister Set & Spice Jars, Doll Collection, Lamps, Costume Jewelry, Maud Humphrey Bogart Figurines,DVDs, Books, Storage Organizers, Craft Supplies, Linens and LOTS MORE…
Lots start closing Monday, October 14 at 9 PM
Click here to view the online auction.


Gemini Auto Lift

8. Automotive Associates Business Liquidation, Part 2 | All Things Auctioneers |  Lyman, SC
Gemini auto lift, SNAP-ON tools, power tools, hand tools, tool sets, hardware organizer, transmission hoist, oil collection system, ladders, misc car parts, misc shop items, treadmill, Air compressor hoses, Large SNAP-ON Toolbox, floor mat, air compressor, wet/dry vac & more
Lots start closing Monday, October 14 at 10 PM
Click here to view the online auction.


Large Square China Cabinet

9. Large Multi Estate Consignment Auction | Gene Patrick Auction & Realty |  Belton, SC
Furniture, Rugs, China, Books, Patio Set, Oak Breakfront, Oak Roll Top Desk, Craftsman Saw, Washer & Dryer, Coffee Table, Rugs, China Cabinet, brohill bed room suite, washer & dryer, books, Indian Motor cycle Match Safe, Nippon, Cut Glass, Pillsbury Dough Boy Items, Table & 6 chairs, 3 Sofas, 1820’s Chest, Light Fixtures, Patio Set, Bicycle. Book Cases…
Lots start closing Monday, October 15 at 6 PM
Click here to view the online auction.

A quick check shows at least 6 auctions this weekend – everything from tools to toys to antique trains to estate furnishings are available!

Have fun Greenville!

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