Courier Community Calendar 1-16-19

• Conservatives set to meet in Pickens

The next meeting of the Conservatives of the Upstate will be Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. at Pizza Inn in Pickens. This will be a planning meeting to discuss what action items the group wants to pursue in the next three months. The meeting will last an hour.

The group hopes all will consider attending and help with input as to what conservative issues are important.

Those planning to attend are asked to rsvp

• BROS orcid show planned at WOE

The 10th annual Blue Ridge Orchid Society (BROS) Show at the World of Energy in Seneca will be Feb. 21-23.

The free orchid show will feature beautiful, unusual orchids of all shapes, sizes and varieties. Internationally known orchid grower and hybridizer Mark Reinke of Marble Branch Farms will have orchids on display and for sale. BROS members will be available to answer questions. Show hours are Feb. 21-22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Feb. 23, noon-4 p.m. Super Tuesday will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Those in attendance will be able to join Reinke for “No greenhouse, no problem! Growing orchids in your home” and learn best practices for windowsill orchids and LED lighting for orchids in the home. The program will be free and open to the public, and light refreshments served after the presentation. Visit to learn more.

• Pickens Lions Club invites locals to meet

The Pickens Lions Club has been serving the greater Pickens community since 1933. While its membership numbers have flexed over the years, one constant has remained — the club’s desire to help friends and neighbors in need.

The club is beginning a dynamic upswing in membership and is looking for movers and shakers with fresh ideas who want to make a difference in the community. The Pickens Lions meet the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7 p.m. at Pizza Inn in Pickens. Visit the club on Facebook at PickensLions or call Brian at (864) 507-3146 to get more information.

• Library system sets meeting schedule

The Pickens County Library System Board of Trustees has scheduled six bimonthly meetings for this year, with the first scheduled for this Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Hampton Memorial Library in Easley.

Meetings are also planned March 21 at the Sarlin Community Branch library in Liberty, 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.