Courier Community Calendar 12-14-16

• 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.

• 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.