Courier Community Calendar 11-23-16

• Norris to host event with Santa

The Christmas season is right around the corner, and with it comes chances for youngsters to visit with the jolly old elf himself — Santa Claus. This year the town of Norris is offering just such an opportunity with a special event called “Cookies and Milk with Santa.” The meet and greet with St. Nick will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Norris Community Building at the park located at 612 Norris Highway. It all starts at 10 a.m. and continues until noon. Parents are encouraged to bring a camera or cellphone to capture the moment when their little one is in Santa’s lap telling him what they would like for Christmas. For more information on the event, call Norris City Hall at (864) 639-2033.

• Master gardener class set for January

A 16-week master gardener course will meet each Monday, Jan. 23 through May 15 from 9 a.m.-noon in the main conference room of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources office. A copy of the S.C. Master Gardener Training Manual is included. In order to earn S.C. Master Gardener certification, participants will need to complete the training course and provide 40 hours of volunteer service. Registration closes on Jan. 13. Registration fee is $300. Enrollment is limited and is based on a first-come first-served basis. For more information or questions on the course offering, contact LayLa Burgess or visit

• Family Discovery Project set by 4-H

Those interested will be able to learn about their family history, customs and quirks in an online family project sponsored by 4-H. There are no meetings, and the project can be taken as fast or slow as participants wish.

Cost is $10 for 4-H families and $20 for non-4-H members. Contact Pickens County Extension at (864) 878-1394 to sign up.