Courier Community Calendar 10-5-16

• Carmel to celebrate 229 years of history

Carmel Presbyterian Church of Liberty will celebrate 229 years of history at its annual Homecoming Oct. 9. Morning worship at 11 a.m. will be followed by a brief business meeting of the Carmel Memorial Society, which provides for the upkeep of the cemetery. A covered dish lunch will follow this meeting. The Rev. Dr. John LeHeup will be speaker for the service. The church is located four miles south of Easley off S.C. Highway 135. For more information, call 843-3199.

• Barbery to preach at Liberty revival

The Carolina Community Church will be host a revival starting Sunday, Oct. 9. The event will feature the preaching of the Rev. Curtis Barbery. This will be Barbery’s 1,007th revival service. The revival will have two services in the morning on Oct. 9, with one starting at 10 a.m. and another beginning at 11 a.m. That evening Barbery will preach again at 6 p.m. On Monday, Oct. 10, the service is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Pastor John Revis at (864) 760-7207 or (864) 933-1867.

• Widowed persons group plans meetings

The Pickens County WOP is a social group for widowed persons that meets on the second Friday of each month at 6 p.m. at Lakeview Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. For additional information on group activities, call Pat LeRoy at (864) 850-1987 or Ruth Thomas at (864) 859-6093.

• Bluegrass coming to Hagood Mill Oct. 7

Hagood Mill will host a special Friday night old-time and bluegrass jam on Oct. 7 from 7-10 p.m. The event, co-sponsored by the Oolenoy Community Jammers, is open to all musicians (young and old), all ranks (teachers and screechers), pickers, grinners, singers, cloggers, watchers, learners and anyone else who enjoys old-time and bluegrass music.

The free event is one that should not be missed, and everyone is encouraged to experience the unique “Evening Shade” gathering at the historic Hagood Mill.

For more information, contact Hagood Mill at (864) 898-2936 or visit

• PPCCDC to host free fall festival

Pickens Presbyterian Church and Child Development Center will host a free fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the church, located at 311 W. Main St. in Pickens.

Inflatables and games will be in place for the kids. There will be child performances by Powerhouse Dance Co., Mountain View Quartet, the Sweet Potato Pie Kids, the 3K, 4K and 5K CDC kids, as well as a magician and balloon art, face painting and a silent auction featuring many great items.

Barbecue plates and hot dog plates will also be available for purchase. Cost is $5 for barbecue, $3 for a hot dog plate and $4 for a two hot dog plate. All entertainment will be free, as well as games and balloon art for the children.

• 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.