Community Calendar

• United in prayer for life event planned

On Thursday, March 21, Cornerstone Christian and Music Store will present a special service “Uniting in Prayer For Life” from 7-9 p.m. This will be a participatory program of worship, repentance, communion, scripture reading, silent and spoken prayers for our country and its unborn citizens, led by Erica Raeh. All are invited. Cornerstone Christian and Music Store is located at 1895 Gentry Memorial Highway, Easley (Solid Gold/Dalton Flats).

• Edify set to sing at Amazing Grace

Travelers Rest-based Edify is set to perform at Amazing Grace Fellowship, located at 229 Pearl St. in Pickens. The singing will be on Sunday, March 24, at 6 p.m. All are invited to join in for a time of worship and song.

• PCLA plans spring book sale this month

The Pickens County Literacy Association’s annual spring book sale is scheduled for March 29-30 at the Pickens Presbyterian Church social hall. This year, the PCLA has a large number of DVDs, cookbooks and fiction divided by popular authors. Hours will be from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday, March 29, and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, March 30. Grab bags of paperback books will be available once again, and Saturday will also feature a $5 box sale.In Pickens, the Pickens County Courier office on Garvin Street is a new dropoff location for book donations, in addition to Blue Ridge Co-op, the Grace Methodist social hall and Pickens Savings and Loan. In Easley, there are collection boxes at Custom Cleaners and Kelley Pharmacy. In Liberty, books can be left at AnMed Health Cannon Liberty Family Practice at 105 Liberty Blvd. In Central, there are two locations — Central Town Hall and the Central-Clemson Recreation Center. In Clemson, books are being collected at Family Medical on College Avenue, Excel Rehab at 501 Forest Lane and Columbo’s Pizza on Pendleton Road.

All books are accepted, both hardback and paperback, but organizers ask that no encyclopedias or magazines be donated.

• PHS class of 1979 planning reunion

The Pickens High School Class of 1979 is making plans for its 40-year reunion, to be held in Greenville on Oct. 5. To make it feel more like their years of roaming the halls at PHS, the class is inviting friends from the classes of 1977-1981 to join. Details will be revealed soon, but for now, PHS alumni are urged to visit to sign in to the Roll Call area to stay informed as the plans come together.

• Library system sets meeting schedule

The Pickens County Library System Board of Trustees has scheduled six bimonthly meetings for this year, with the second scheduled for this Thursday, March 21, at the Sarlin Community Branch library in Liberty.

Other meetings are May 16 at the Clemson-Central Regional Branch, July 18 at the Hampton Memorial Library, Sept. 19 at the Village Branch in Pickens and Nov. 21 at the Hampton Memorial Library. Each meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

• Kings Grove plans community yard sale

Kings Grove Baptist Church, located at 1335 Old Seneca Road in Central, will host a community yard sale from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on March 30. Those interested can rent a space for $10 to sell their own goods and keep the profits, or items may be donated for the church to sell and keep the profits. All money raised will go toward helping send the church’s youth on a mission trip to Kentucky. There will also be hot dog plates for sale, along with a bake sale. Contact Katriena Woodruff at to rent a space or for any questions.

• Quilters Guild to meet on March 26

The Upcountry Quilters Guild will meet Tuesday, March 26, at 7 p.m. The meeting will take place at Pickens Presbyterian Church, located at 311 W. Main St. in Pickens. Anyone interested in becoming a member of the guild is invited to attend.