Courier Community Calendar 11-9-16

• ‘Mountain Nature’ to be presented

The South Carolina Native Plant Society invites the public to attend a free presentation on “Mountain Nature” and the Southern Appalachians’ vast biodiversity, presented by Dr. Jennifer Frick-Ruppert of Brevard College.

The presentation will be held Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m., in the dining commons at Founders Hall on Southern Wesleyan University’s campus in Central.

• OPG Society’s next meeting set Nov. 15

The Old Pendleton Genealogical Society will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at Trinity Wesleyan Church, located at 700 Issaqueena Trail in Central.

The speaker will be Mike Becknell, president of the S.C. Genealogical Society, who will speak on “Researching your Methodist Ancestors.” The public is invited. For more information, call Barbara Clark at (864) 417-0811

• 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.

• St. Andrew to host Christmas Bazaar

The St. Andrew Holiday Bazaar will take place Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, at the corner of Edgewood and Sloan in Clemson. It will feature a wide variety of handmade crafts and gifts for all occasions, including wearables, home décor, note and greeting cards, wall art, and stocking stuffers. In addition, home-baked treats and desserts will be for sale and shoppers may enjoy homemade chili for lunch (eat-in or carry out). No professional vendors are included.