Community Calendar 7-15-20

• Church leaders summit is August 12

Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County (BHSPC) and the Steppin’ It Up Coalition invite Pickens County church leaders to the Road to Recovery Through Christ Summit, which aims to educate them about the opioid problem in Pickens County.  Each church is invited to send one or two people to the summit. Summit speakers are set to include baseball legend Darryl Strawberry, Southern Gospel musician Joseph Habedank and area pastors Gary Edwards and Darian Blue.

The summit will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 12 at Southern Wesleyan University. There is no cost to attend, and lunch is provided.

The facility will be set up for social distancing, and masks will be provided to attendees. Attendees are asked to be a part of the Steppin’ It Up Coalition for at least a year.

The coalition’s mission is to give Pickens County youth the knowledge, motivation and support to combat the temptations of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

To register for the Summit, visit

For more information about the summit or the coalition, contact the prevention office of BHSPC at (864) 898-5800.

• Pickens Lions plan meetings each month

The Pickens Lions Club is in need of new members. The club meets the first and third Thursday of every month at Pizza Inn in Pickens. Dinner begins at 6:40 p.m., and the meeting starts at 7 p.m.

Meetings are open to anyone interested in joining the club or simply finding out more about the club and how it serves Pickens. The next meeting is set for July 16.