Out & About


Sept. 25-26

• The Arts Center of Clemson, 212 Butler St. in Clemson, holds a Collector’s Preview Gala from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the fifth annual 20 x 20 Invitational Clay Exhibit and Sale. Tickets are $30 each or $50 for two. Fired For Flowers will also open Sept. 25 and run through Oct. 15. Call 864-633-5051 for more information.

Sept. 26

Ride to the Rock, featuring 40k, 60k and 100k rides, begin at 8 a.m. at the Pickens Recreation Center. The event is presented by the Pickens Rotary Club with proceeds benefiting the Doodle Trail. The cost per rider is $40. Visit www.PickensRotary.org/RidetoRock for more information and Go-GreenEvents.com/RideToRock to register.

Walk for Life is held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rock Springs Track in Easley.

Sept. 29

Pickens County 4-H hosts a session of making spa products for youth ages 9 to 18 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the 4-H Office basement, 222 W. Main St. in Pickens. The fee is $15 per person. Email Janine Sutter at jsutter@clemson.edu for more information.

• The Eastern Pickens County Crime Watch hosts a meeting at 7 p.m. at the Dacusville Community Club on S.C. 186. Anyone interested in participating on the EPC Crime Watch or helping organize/lead a crime watch are encouraged to attend.

Oct. 3

• The Founders Day Music Festival is held from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Pickens Amphitheater. Visit www.historicpickens.com for more information.

Oct. 6

• The Eastern Pickens County Crime Watch hosts a meeting at 7 p.m. at Antioch United Methodist Church, 115 Antioch Church Road in Easley. Anyone interested in participating on the EPC Crime Watch or helping organize/lead a crime watch are encouraged to attend.

Oct. 8

• The Parenting Place hosts the Pickens County Ministers Cook-Off from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Easley Church of God, 511 W. Main St. Community churches will feature signature dishes at $1 per taste. Email strinkl@tppupstate.org to sign up.

Outside Pickens County

Anderson County

The S.C. Chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers meets from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 26 at North Anderson Baptist Church, 2308 N. Main St. in Anderson. Contact Elva Cobb Martin at elvacmartin@gmail.com for more information.

Greenville County

The Native Plant Society holds a sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 1 through Oct. 3 at Miller and Kitty Putnam’s greenhouse, 180 Lakeside Drive in Greenville. The selection will include herbaceous perennials, grasses, vines, and some shrubs and trees.

Spartanburg County

Walnut Grove Plantation hosts an historic firearm show from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 2 under the pavilion featuring Revolutionary War re-enactors displaying authentic and replica historic firearms. Admission is $5 per person and $50 per firearm appraisal. All firearms must be empty.

Walnut Grove Plantation hosts Festifall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 3 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 4. Admission is $10 for ages 18 and over, $5 for ages 5 to 17. Festifall turns the 1767 homestead into a living colonial village.

Community Calendar items can be submitted in writing to P.O. Box 709, Easley, S.C. 29641; in person at 714 S. Pendleton St., Suite D; via fax to 864-855-6825; or via email at EASnews@civitasmedia.com. Call 864-855-0355 for more information. Items run on a space-available basis.

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