Weather prompts cancellations of area events, school closings

Published 10:51 am Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Friendship Council’s Martin Luther King celebration originally scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, has been rescheduled due to inclement weather. The program has been rescheduled at the Tryon Fine Arts Center for 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. Contact Donna Tatnall at or 859-7099 for information.

Saluda Train Tales, featuring Gerald Ledford, scheduled for Friday, Jan. 22, has been cancelled due to weather and has been rescheduled for Friday, Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Depot.

Tryon Fine Arts Center is postponing the reception for their upcoming exhibit, Preserving African American Art in the Foothills, scheduled for Friday, Jan. 22, and rescheduled it for Thursday, Jan. 28 from 5-7 p.m. The dates of the exhibit remain the same.

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Polk County Schools hopes to have a determination made about school on Friday made by late this afternoon and will make the call to parents by 7 p.m. Thursday.

The Upstate Solar Home Tour scheduled for Jan. 23 has been cancelled and rescheduled tentatively for Feb 20. Visit for more information.

Living Healthy with Diabetes, scheduled for Jan.23 at St. Luke’s CME Church in Tryon, has been cancelled and rescheduled for Jan. 30. Contact Jane Armstrong at for further information.

Spartanburg County public schools will be closed Friday, Jan. 22.

Polk County Schools will be closed Friday, Jan. 22.

Chimney Rock State Park and the Old Rock Cafe will be closed Friday, Jan. 22.

The Jan. 24 service at Jackson’s Grove UMC Church has been cancelled.

Isothermal Community College classes on Friday, Jan. 22 are cancelled.

Check back periodically throughout the day as we will be adding updates as they come in.