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These are currently offered to veterans only. All events are free unless otherwise noted.

MARCH

Mondays & Wednesdays

  • USMS Swimming Classes @ Greenville Aquatics Complex | 11:30am-12:30pm | Click here to RSVP.

Fridays 

  • Adaptive Yoga @ Prisma Life Center (Greenville) | 11:30am-12:30pm | Click here to RSVP.

Saturdays

  • Guitars 4 Vets | 10am-12pm | Rupert Huse Veteran Center (770 Pelham Rd., Greenville) | Open to all veterans! All instruments and all levels are welcome. Come experience the healing power of music! RSVP: 360-434-7460 or 631-506-9669

Friday, March 1st

  • Adaptive Yoga @ Prisma Life Center (Greenville) | 11:30am-12:30pm | Click here to RSVP.

Sunday, March 3rd

  • Soldiers Songs and Voices |3pm-5pm | Rupert Huse Veteran Center (770 Pelham Rd., Greenville) | Soldier Songs and Voices provides free instruments and songwriting lessons to veterans as a form of post-conflict care. We want to hear your voices. Your story needs to be heard. RSVP: ssvupstate@gmail.com

Tuesday, March 5th

  • Archery @ Saluda River Archery | 4:00pm – 6:00pm | Click here to RSVP.

Friday, March 8th

  • Adaptive Yoga @ Prisma Life Center (Greenville) | 11:30am-12:30pm | Click here to RSVP.
  • SFC Charles A. Judge Jr. Memorial Stand Down | 9am-2pm | USC Upstate University Readiness Center (301 North Campus Blvd. Spartanburg, SC 29303) | This stand down event will provide a day of FREE services and resources to homeless veterans, veterans at risk of homelessness, and any veteran in need. Every veteran is welcome to choose from a large variety of services, resources, items and goods that best meets his or her needs. Family members are welcome. Click the link for more information.

Saturday, March 9th

  • Sled Hockey @ Pavilion | 1:00pm-2:30pm | Click here to RSVP.

Friday, March 15th

  • Adaptive Yoga @ Prisma Life Center (Greenville) | 11:30am-12:30pm | Click here to RSVP.

Wednesday, March 20th

  • Golf @ Top Golf | 10:00 pm-12:00pm| 201 Clifton Ct, Greenville | Click here to RSVP.
  • Project Healing Waters | 11am-1pm | Rupert Huse Veteran Center (770 Pelham Rd., Greenville) | Project Healing Waters provides basic fly fishing, fly casting, fly tying, and rod building classes for veterans whose skills range from beginners to those with prior experience. RSVP: Chuck Rouse: chuck.rouse@projecthealingwaters.org.

Friday, March 22nd

  • Adaptive Yoga @ Prisma Life Center (Greenville) | 11:30am-12:30pm | Click here to RSVP.
  • Fly Fishing @ Chattooga River Fly Shop | 7:30am- 2:00pm | Click here to RSVP.

Thursday, March 28th

  • Pickleball @ Victor Gym | 11:00am- 1:00pm | Click here to RSVP.

Friday, March 29th

  • Adaptive Yoga @ Prisma Life Center (Greenville) | 11:30am-12:30pm | Click here to RSVP.

These events are free and open to all warriors: veterans, active duty military, and first responders.

MARCH

2nd & 4th Tuesdays

  • Warrior Fitness Class @ the Rupe | 12pm-1pm | Rupert Huse Veteran Center (B2L Gym) | This free class combines functional fitness with high intensity training. Learn more: Taylor Sterling | tsterling@uws.us

Wednesdays

  • FREE Yoga Class | 5:30pm | Rupert Huse Veteran Center (B2L Gym) | Open to veterans and first responders! Bring your own mat.

Friday, March 15th

  • Video Game Night! | 6pm-9pm | Rupert Huse Veteran Center | First responder, veterans, and family over 16 years old are welcome to join for free pizza and games at the Rupe! For more information, call 864-346-7542.

These events for spouses and/or families/caregivers of veterans, first responders, and active duty military. All events are free unless otherwise noted.

MARCH

Saturday, March 9th 

  • Sole Sisters | 4:30pm | Sole Sisters is a 9-month training to hike & camp a section of the Appalachian Trail. This is an all-female group for military, veteran, and first responder spouses. | Hike location: Sassafras Mountain to Whiteoak Mountain.

Tuesday, March 19th

  • Bravo Explorers- Easter Lunch | 12pm-1pm | Rupert Huse Veteran Center (770 Pelham Rd. Greenville) | Children (ages 1 to 4) of veterans, active military, and first responders are invited to enjoy an Easter Lunch at the Rupe Reading Nook!

Saturday, March 23rd

  • Family Bike Ride | 11am-1pm | The Commons (147 Welborn St., Greenville) | 10-mile ride on the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

These events are open to veterans, first responders, active duty military, and their spouses/caregivers. All events are free unless otherwise noted.

MARCH

Mondays

  • NAMI Homefront (through April 1st) | 6pm-8:30pm | Rupert Huse Veteran Center (770 Pelham Rd., Greenville) | This FREE 6-session course is designed to address the unique needs of family, caregivers, and friends of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions. Email vbarnes@uws.us to register.
  • Book Club: The Body Keeps the Score (through May 6th) | 6pm -7pm | Rupert Huse Veteran Center (770 Pelham Rd., Greenville) | Join our hostess, Mollie, to discuss the book, The Body Keeps the Score.

Tuesdays

  • BLESS YOUR HEART: Fitness, Health, & Nutrition – Group Training | 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm | Rupert Huse Veteran Center (770 Pelham Rd., Greenville) | All participants will join in the gym for a weekly Group Personal Training. You may also participate in training for a Triathlon in 2024.
  • Pyrography Workshop (through April 2nd) | 6pm-8pm | Rupert Huse Veteran Center (770 Pelham Rd., Greenville) | Veterans, first responders, and their spouses/caregivers are invited to learn the art of pyrography in this free, six-week workshop! Students will learn the basics of woodburning in a therapeutic art environment. Click the link to RSVP.

2nd and 4th Wednesdays (March 13th and 27th)

  • Journaling Through Life’s Seasons | 11am-12pm OR 6pm -7pm | Rupert Huse Veteran Center | Veterans, active military, first responders, and their families are invited to participate in a journaling class. Choose between a morning or evening class.

2nd and 4th Thursdays (March 14th and 28th)

  • Beauty from Ashes | 10am-12:00pm | Rupert Huse Veteran Center (770 Pelham Rd., Greenville) | Join other veteran and first responder spouses as we journey through grief and loss, seeking new beginnings through resiliency.

Wednesdays

Thursdays

Friday, March 8th

  • Boots to Business Training | 8:30am-4:30pm | Rupert Huse Veteran Center (770 Pelham Rd., Greenville) |This course teaches an overview of business fundamentals, while introducing techniques for evaluating the feasibility of business concepts. You will be introduced to the SC VBOC and members of the SBA, SBDC, SCORE, and Apex Accelerators. Lunch is provided. Personal laptop computers are highly encouraged. Click the link to register. For more information: Debbie Remsen | dremsen@citadel.edu.
  • Coffee with Veterans, First Responders, and Spouses | 9am-12pm | The Parkway Marriott (1 Parkway East, Greenville) | Job seekers are invited to come for networking and educational resources from human resources professionals, community leaders, and fellow veterans and first responders.

Friday, March 15th

  • Video Game Night! | 6pm-9pm | Rupert Huse Veteran Center | First responder, veterans, and family over 16 years old are welcome to join for free pizza and games at the Rupe! For more information, call 864-346-7542.

Saturday, March 16th 

  • Sole to Soul | 11am-3pm | Paris Mountain State Park | Join us for this 9-month, co-ed training program to hike and camp a section of the Appalachian Trail!

Wednesday, March 20th

  • Pizza and Wine Social | 6pm-7:30pm | Rupert Huse Veteran Center (770 Pelham Rd., Greenville) | Get to build connections with other veterans, military, first responders, their families, and community members.

Thursday, March 21st

  • College Unbound Information Session | 6pm-7pm | Rupert Huse Veteran Center (770 Pelham Rd.) | Join us for an informative session hosted by Upstate Warrior Solution and College Unbound, specifically tailored for military veterans and their families. We will delve into the transformative power of education and community collaboration in overcoming barriers to re-enter college and earn a degree.

Saturday, March 23rd

  • Cornerstone Heroes: BECOMING10am-12pm | Rupert Huse Veteran Center (770 Pelham Rd., Greenville) | This year-long program for veterans, military, first responders, their spouses and teens is designed to support those experiencing a life change and seeking guidance/peer support. Click the link for more information.

Tuesday, March 26th

APRIL

Tuesday, April 2nd

  • Small Business Funding Options 101 | 9am-10am | Rupert Huse Veteran Center (770 Pelham Rd. Greenville) | William Brown from CommunityWorks will lead a 1-hour session to educate UWS entrepreneurial clients on the basic blocking and tackling of preparing for, applying for, and receiving small business funding. RSVP: Jack Sterling | jack.sterling@cloudhound.us.

These events are hosted by partners and open to the entire community.

MARCH

Saturday, March 2nd

  • Suicide Prevention Training | 9am-3pm | The Dream Center (111 Hillcrest Drive, Easley) | This one-day, free workshop will increase the awareness of participants and teach the skills to recognize the risks even when no signs are present. Participants will be able to demonstrate increased skills that save lives and have greater confidence that they can make a difference in the life of the person at risk. Lunch is included, and participants will receive 5 Core Continuing Education credits. Click the link to register.

Wednesday, March 27th

  • WORD Radio Broadcast & Lunch | 10am-12pm | Rupert Huse Veteran Center (770 Pelham Road) | Veterans and first responders are invited to join for a FREE lunch and live broadcast from the Rupert Huse Veteran Center with WORD 98.9’s Bill Frady!

APRIL

Saturday, April 13th

  • SWU Military Appreciation Game | 12:15pm | C. Keith Connor Field (314 Simms School Rd. Central, SC) | With proof of service, veterans and active duty military will receive free game entry and discount concessions. Seating is limited; lawn chairs welcome!