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Through Dec. 12


• The Central-Clemson Regional Branch Library is open until midnight. Library staff will be brewing coffee and the Friends of the Central-Clemson Library will provide snacks for those studying for finals. Students are welcome to bring munchies from home as well. Students will need to sign in and show a valid college ID to enter. Call the Central-Clemson Regional Branch Library at 639-2711 for more information.


Dec. 13


• A 12 Joys of Christmas silent auction is held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bethesda United Methodist Church, 516 Piedmont Road in Easley, to benefit Girl Scout Troop 2957. Call Janet Anderson-Krinke at 864-423-6256 for more information or to donate items for the auction.


• The Pickens Christmas Parade begins at 7 p.m.


Dec. 14


• Dacusville United Methodist Church Christmas Arts & Crafts Bazaar, 1339 Thomas Mill Rd. Easley, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Breakfast (Pastry & Beverages) and Bake sale, 8:00 a.m. - until Hot Dog plates 11:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. Proceeds benefit the missions and ministries of the church.


• The American Girls Program holds a year-end recap at 10 a.m. at the Hampton Memorial Library, 304 Biltmore Road in Easley. Call the library at 864-850-7077 for more information.


• The Town of Norris Christmas Parade begins at 11 a.m. on S.C. 93. The theme is “Lights and Sounds of Christmas.”


• The Sarlin Community Branch Library, 15 S. Palmetto St. in Liberty, holds a Christmas PJ Party at 11 a.m. Participants should come in their favorite pajamas (shoes and shirt required). Arthur Christmas will be shown. Call 864-843-5805 for more information.


• The Dacusville Christmas Parade begins at 2 p.m. on S.C. 186 and ends at the old Dacusville Elementary School.


Dec. 15


First United Methodist Church of Easley hosts a Live Nativity Service at 6 p.m. on the porch of the former Easley Hotel, 205 S. 1st St. No reservations are necessary. Call the church at 864-859-4584 for more information.


• Liberty Christmas Parade, 3 p.m. Rescheduled from last Sunday


Through Dec. 15


• The Easley Foothills Playhouse, 201 South 5th St. in Easley, presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13. A matinees is at 3 p.m. Dec. 15. Call 864-855-1817 for reservations or for more information.


Dec. 16


• The Village Branch Library, 124 N. Catherine St. in Pickens, hosts A Charlie Brown Christmas Celebration at 6:30 p.m. Participants will make ornaments, have hot cocoa and cookies and watch A Charlie Brown Christmas.


Dec. 17


• The Village Branch Library, 124 N. Catherine St. in Pickens, holds a class at 4 p.m. for teens on making snow globes out of Mason Jars. Call 864-898-5747 for more information.


Dec. 19


• The Hampton Memorial Library, 304 Biltmore Road in Easley, invites teens to make Zombie Gingerbread Cookies at 4 p.m. in the meeting room. The program is free to all teens. Call the library at 864-850-7077 for more information.


Dec. 20


• The Village Branch Library, 124 N. Catherine St. in Pickens, hosts Christmas Bingo at 3 p.m. The event is free but space is limited. Call 864-898-5747 to register.


• The Sarlin Community Branch Library, 15 S. Palmetto St. in Liberty, hosts Christmas Bingo at 3 p.m. The event is free but space is limited. Call 864-843-5805 to register.


Dec. 31


• The Hampton Memorial Library, 304 Biltmore Road in Easley, holds a New Year’s Eve Dance Party for children at 11 a.m. The event is free and open to all youth and caregivers. Call 864-850-7077 for more information.


Ongoing events


• The Writer’s Roundtable meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the Village Branch Library, 124 N. Catherine St. in Pickens. Beginning writers and published authors are welcome to attend. Call the library at 864-898-5747 for more information.


• The Arts Council of Pickens County meets at 7:30 p.m. the second 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 Write Stuff support group for writers meets from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. the last Monday of each month at the Sarlin Community Branch Library, 15 S. Palmetto St. in Liberty. Call 864-843-5805 for more information.


• The Easley Rotary Club meets from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. each Tuesday at West End Hall in the Carr Center, 201 S. 5th St. in Easley.


• 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.


• 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.


• A teen writers group meets at 4 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Hampton Memorial Library, 304 Biltmore Road in Easley. Participants will learn about the art of writing. Call the library at 864-850-7077 for more information.


• The Upcountry Quilters Guild meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month in the community room of Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, 734 W. Main St. in Pickens. Visitors are welcome. Visit www.upcountryquiltguildsc.com for more information.


• The Easley Chess Club meets from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. each Thursday at the Hampton Memorial Library, 304 Biltmore Road in Easley. All skill levels are welcome.


• The Easley Writer’s Group meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month in the large study room at the Hampton Memorial Library, 304 Biltmore Road in Easley. All aspiring and accomplished writers of all ages are invited. Call the library at 864-850-7077 for more information.


• The Teen Advisory Board meets at 4 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Hampton Memorial Library, 304 Biltmore Road in Easley. TAB is a group of teenagers who discuss what they’re reading, what they’d like to see at the library, or just to hang out and talk. Any teenager age 13-18 who is currently enrolled in middle or high school can join. Applications can be picked up at any library branch or just drop in on a meeting. Call the library at 864-850-7077 or email reference@pickens.lib.sc.us for more information.


Lego Storybuilders meets at 3:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the Central-Clemson Regional Branch Library, 105 Commons Way in Central. Call 864-850-7077 or send an email to reference@pickens.lib.sc.us for more information.


Lego Storybuilders meets at 3:30 p.m. each Friday at the Hampton Memorial Library, 304 Biltmore Road in Easley. Call the library at 864-850-7077 for more information.


• The Yack and Yarn Group meets at 10 a.m. the first and third Saturday of each month at the Sarlin Community Branch Library, 15 S. Palmetto St. in Liberty. Call 864-843-5805 for more information.


Easley Sit and Stitch meets at 10:30 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Hampton Memorial Library, 304 Biltmore Road in Easley. This group is for anyone who likes to knit, crochet or do needlepoint, or if you have always wanted to learn. Call the library at 864-850-7077 for more information.


Knit Pickens meets at 10:30 a.m. the second and fourth Saturday of each month at the Village Branch Library, 124 N. Catherine St. in Pickens. This group is for anyone who likes to knit, crochet or do needlepoint, or if you have always wanted to learn. Call the library at 864-898-5747 for more information.


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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