Out & About


March 4

• The Book Club of the Powdersville Library, 4 Civic Court, meets at 6 p.m. at the library to discuss “Heart” by former Vice President Dick Cheney.

March 5

• The Pickens Azalea Festival holds its second annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Pickens Senior Center, 129 Schoolhouse St. in Pickens. Tickets are $6 each.

March 8

Easley Newcomers & Friends meets at the Hampton Public Library, 304 Biltmore Road in Easley. The social is at 10 a.m. and the meeting is at 10:30 a.m. Guests are welcome. Anita Valentin will discuss floral arranging. Call Donna Medgyesy at 864-855-5231 for more information.

March 12

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 1200 Powdersville Road in Easley, holds its annual oyster roast from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is $35 for adults, $10 for children ages 6 to 11 and free for children 5 and under. Beverages are included (ID required). Tickets are limited. Call 864-859-6296 for tickets or more information. The church office is open from 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday.

March 19

• The Pickens Rotary Club hosts a spaghetti dinner and live auction from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pickens High School, 4314 Moorefield Memorial Highway in Pickens. Tickets are $10 each. Eat in or take out. Proceeds benefit Y Mentor Pickens County.

Through March 31

Clemson Town Hall hosts Freshwater Veins, curated by the Palmetto Curatorial Exchange, through March 31. An opening reception is held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 6. Pieces will range from batik to and oil painting to photography.

Ongoing events

Easley Newcomers & Friends meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Capt. Kimberly Hampton Public Library, 304 Biltmore Road in Easley. The social is at 10 a.m. and the meeting is at 10:30 a.m. Guests are welcome. Call Donna Medgyesy at 864-855-5231 for more information.

• The Moving Forward Group meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Silver Bay on S.C. 123 in Easley.

• The Confection Connection of the Upstate meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 1200 Powdersville Road in Easley. Call 864-859-4252 or send an email to cherylborowski@bellsouth.net for more information.

• The Pickens Rotary Club meets from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. each Wednesday at Pickens Presbyterian Church.

Thursday Night Live is held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Starving Artist Cafe, 114 NW Main St. in Easley. A different host band will be featured each month. The event is being co-sponsored by the Fine Arts Center of Easley. Musicians interested in performing can send an email to amanda@fineartscenterofeasley.com.

Volunteer orientation sessions for Pickens County Meals on Wheels programs are held at 1:30 p.m. each Thursday at the McKissick Center for Senior Wellness, 349 Edgemont Ave. Contact Marsha Robertson at 864-855-3770, ext. 5, send an email to marsha.robertson@pcmow.org or visit www.pcmow.org for more information.

• The Arts Council of Pickens County meets at 2:30 p.m. the first Saturday of each month at Starving Artist Cafe, 114 NW Main St. in Easley. The group is open to those wanting to build support for the arts. Visit artscouncilofpickens.wix.com for more information.

Outside Pickens County

Anderson County

• The Clemson Area Youth Theatre stages Beauty and the Beast from March 3 through March 5 at 7:30 p.m. and at 3 p.m. March 6. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for college students with ID, and $5 for those under age 19. Call the box office at 1-864-646-8100 for reservations. The Clemson Little Theatre is located at the Pendleton Playhouse, 214 S. Mechanic St. in Pendleton.

• The Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina, 120 History Lane in Pendleton, hosts a bagpipe concert at 1 p.m. March 5. The museum will be open for self-guided tours from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 per vehicle. A tour of Woodburn Historical House will begin at 2:15 p.m. Admission is charged for that tour.

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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