Courier Community Calendar 8-29-18

• Pickens Concert series closes Sept. 1

The city of Pickens’ annual spring and summer concert series will come to a close this Saturday as the final show of the season will be SplitShot’s performance.

The free event, which will be held at the city’s amphitheater at 114 W. Main St., will run from 7-9 p.m.

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• Annual Ross reunion  scheduled for Sunday

The annual Andy R. and Bessie Shelton Ross reunion is planned for 1 p.m. this Sunday, Sept. 1, at Kings Grove Baptist Church near Six Mile. Plates and cups will be provided.

• Gilstrap reunion is planned for Sept. 8

The annual Gilstrap reunion will be held Sept. 8 at the Antioch Baptist Church fellowship building on S.C. Highway 11.

Food will be served around 1 p.m., and plates and cups will be furnished.

• Winchester reunion scheduled Sept. 16

The annual Winchester reunion will be held at the Shady Grove Baptist Church fellowship building on Sunday, Sept. 16, with Mark Holliday serving as president and David Clark as vice president.

The business meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m., to include a candle memorial service for family members who have passed since the 2017 reunion. Please let Thaylia Oberstar know if you have a loved one to be remembered.

Everyone is asked to bring a basket of food, and lunch will be served at 1:15 p.m.

• Cooking class planned in Pickens

If you want to gain confidence in the kitchen, meet some great people, grow in life skills and enjoy the “fruits of your labor,” then an upcoming Confidence in the Kitchen Cooking Class is for you. The group will make a tasty dish together, learning fundamental basics like reading a recipe and converting measurements. While the dish cooks, the event will feature a brief time of guided conversation, and then attendees will eat together that which they have prepared.

This class is open to all ladies 13 years old and older. There is no cost for the class, but registration is a must.

It will held on Sept. 15, from 10 a.m.-noon at a home in Pickens.

To register or for more information, call or text (240) 298-1679. Kathleen will call you back with location and details.

• Lusk Memorial Golf Tournament planned

On Sept. 21, The Rock Golf Club and Resort will be the site of the first ever Logan Lusk Memorial Golf Tournament. Lusk, who was killed last February in an auto accident, will have the event named in his honor. The tournament is a benefit for the Logan Lusk Memorial Scholarship at Lander University and high school seniors around Pickens County. Registration and lunch will be at noon, with a captain’s choice format and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cost is $100 per person or $400 per team.

Sponsorships for holes are still available and can be obtained by calling (864) 553-0185 or by email at

• CUMC hosts suicide prevention workshop

A one-day suicide prevention and intervention workshop will be conducted in the Orange Peel room at Clemson United Methodist Church, located at 300 Frontage Road in Clemson, on Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

The trainer is Kenneth Koon, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on suicide prevention/intervention. Suggested participants include teachers, ministers, first responders and other community workers who work with people at risk for suicide. The workshop has been licensed for LPC (Licensed Professional Credit). Training is free to registered participants. To register, email or call Patrick Elswick at (304) 356-8273.

• Chastain family reunion is Sept. 16

Oscar and Bertha (Masters) Chastain will hold a reunion for family and friends at the Holly Springs Baptist Church fellowship hall at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16.

• Sertoma Club invites locals to meet

The Clemson Sertoma Club invites all local residents to attend its meetings.

The club meets at noon the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Occasions at Wedgefield, located at 1551 Eighteen Mile Road in Central. New visitors are always welcome.