Hollywild Animal Park's family of animal lovers care for a stable of four-legged, photogenic stars. Dozens of resident critters include lions, a white tiger, and Tank, the white rhino best known for giving its spots to an outcast cow in an act of zoological altruism. Trips on the Outback Safari ride breeze past 70 acres of rolling terrain, and visitors can purchase feed to bestow upon hungry quadrupeds including fallow deer, zebras, and Scottish Highlanders. A specialized feeding area provides additional opportunities to bottle feed the next generation of mammalian stars, and a picnic area gives humans chances to gloat about opposable thumbs as they nosh nimbly on sandwiches.
The Generous Garden Project works to combat hunger in local communities by growing a steady supply of fresh produce, which it donates to local ministries and food banks. Volunteers plant and harvest vegetables in a 4.5-acre garden in Greenville, and share their skills by teaching others how to grow their own fruit and vegetables. Local farmers also call upon The Generous Garden Project’s volunteers to glean crops that would otherwise be left to rot in the fields or be plowed after a harvest.
Live-fire training takes place at I Am Not A Victim's outdoor range. Depending on the class, instructors might set up targets on a concrete lot or grassy areas near the woods.
While many customers bring their own firearms, I Am Not A Victim also offers a rental package with a gun, holster, and ammunition.
Drawing upon 4 years as a US Army Ranger and more than 15 years in law enforcement, Mixon Eldridge ensures that students at I Am Not A Victim leave with an in-depth understanding of gun safety and responsibility. Mixon leads courses that cover subjects such as gun laws, firearm safety, and shooting fundamentals. Mixon’s basic and advance trainings take closer looks at drawing and holstering, basic marksmanship, and firing at targets.
A local cultural stalwart for more than 60 years, the Greenville Symphony Orchestra now proudly boasts world-class wand-wielder Edvard Tchivzhel as its conductor and music director. During the Grand Finale concert, Tchivzhel will lead skilled musicians through the melodic maze of Dvorak's Symphony no. 9 and Mussorgsky's engaging Pictures at an Exhibition, which synthesizes the aural and the visual better than a loud tropical shirt. Audience members in the upper balcony seats may check out free MP3 players proffering a wealth of concert information to additionally enliven listening.
Rhythm & Brews serves a hearty ensemble of music-themed grill items to complement a full schedule of live music, trivia, and karaoke. Portraits of rock legends Jimi Hendrix and Johnny Cash look on from exposed brick thrones to watch mouths chow down on Blue Suede cheeseburgers, fortified with crumbled blue cheese and bacon ($8). The Desperado wrap, a bacon, tomato, and cheddar-jack cheese payload encased in a fiery jalapeño-cheddar tortilla, rattles palates from tongue tips to stomach stems ($7). If you'd like to keep your meal as light at a globetrotting eccentric's hot air balloon, try the If the House Is Rockin salad, a vegetable quartet that plays sweet music to tantalize taste buds ($4.75).
The Cazbah serves up traditional American and Asian-inspired small plates along with a carefully curated list of wines. Housed in a former feed-and-seed store, it features a chic industrial design with tin ceilings, exposed brick walls, and a rooftop bar that allows guests to enjoy dinner with a view. The Cazbah furnishes those dinners with a menu of between 30 and 35 rotating tapas, including grilled seafood, veggie dips, and comfort-food staples. The wine list is equally varied, making it easy to find pairings for all types of cuisine.