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March 12

The School District of Pickens County board of trustees holds a called meeting at 6 p.m. at the Administrative Office. Items on the agenda include an executive session to discuss AdvancED, personnel matters and property matters.

March 13

The Pickens County First Steps Partnership board of director meets at 4 p.m. at Hampton Memorial Library in Easley. Call 864-654-3000 for more information.

Driving Miss Daisy is staged at 8 p.m. at Clemson University’s Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students. Visit www.clemson.edu/Brooks or call 864-656-7787 for tickets or information.

March 18

The Clemson Extension Service holds a workshop that will deal with problems with wild hogs, coyotes and beavers from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Clemson DNR office. Fee is $20. Contact Pickens County Clemson Extension office at 864-878-1394, ext. 114, for more information and to register.

March 19

A Clemson Extension Service holds a workshop on pond management from 9 a.m. to noon at the Clemson DNR office. Fee is $20 or $40 for two pesticide credits. Contact the Pickens County Clemson Extension office at 864-878-1394, ext. 114, for more information and to register.

Easley Business and Professional Women meets at 12:30 p.m. at Fatz Cafe. Nicole Hemphill, adolescent services coordinator for the Rape Crisis Council of Pickens County, is the speaker. The cost of the lunch is $10.

Ongoing events

• The Arts Council of Pickens County meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Monday 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.

• The Clemson Sertoma Club meets at noon the first and third Tuesday of each month at the University Inn, 1310 Tiger Blvd. in Clemson. New members and visitors are welcome. Call Randy Shaw at 864-423-5469 for more information.

Outside Pickens County

Anderson County


Award-winning poet and novelist Ron Rash returns to Tri-County Technical College on March 12 to read from his novel, Serena. The reading will be held from 1:20 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. in the Marshall J. Parker Auditorium on the Pendleton Campus. The event is part of the College’s Cultural Enrichment Series.

Tri-County Technical College’s Veterinary Technology Department holds a Pet Adoption Day from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 13 at Halbert Hall on its Pendleton Campus. All animals have been spayed or neutered, received current vaccinations, wormed and checked for heartworms or feline leukemia. There is a $45 fee payable at the time of adoption that includes a microchip and registration. Go to tctc.edu and click on Upcoming Events, then click Pet Adoption. Contact Ashley Brady at 864-646-1547 for more information.


Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper and Capt. Darrell Hill hold a town hall meeting from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. March 13 at the Powdersville Library. The meeting is open to the public.

Greenville County


The Producers is staged at Centre Stage, 501 River St., from March 27 through April 19 on Thursday through Sunday of each week. Tickets range from $25 to $35. Sunday shows are at 3 p.m. and all other shows are at 8 p.m. Call 864-233-6733 or visit www.centrestage.org for tickets or more information.


Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas perform at Charter Amphitheatre on May 9. The Devil Makes Three will also appear.

Oconee County


The Oconee County Democratic Convention is held at 10 a.m. March 15 at the Gignilliat Community Center on Townville Street. New party officers and three members of the State Executive Committee will be elected. Rep. Bakari Sellers is the guest speaker.


The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office holds the inaugural meeting of the Oconee County chapter of Wives on Duty Ministries at 7 p.m. March 18 at Walhalla Wesleyan Church, 3210 Blue Ridge Boulevard in West Union. Gary Carr, chaplain of the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, and Lisa Taylor, the wife of a S.C. Highway Patrol trooper, will present the program. Call Taylor at 864-784-4982 or Leigh Meadows at 864-710-9342 for more information. Wives of current and retired law enforcement officers are encouraged to attend.

Community Calendar items can be submitted in writing to P.O. Box 709, Easley, S.C. 29641; in person at 205 Russell St.; 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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