Courier Community Calendar 2-26-20

• Conservatives to meet on March 12

Conservatives of the Upstate’s next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, in the large meeting room at Pizza Inn, located on Ann Street in Pickens. The meeting is open to the public. The guest speaker will be David Harrison, a candidate for Pickens County sheriff. The meeting will offer an opportunity to meet Harrison and ask any questions you have about why he is running and what his plans are for making Pickens County a safer place to live. For more information about Conservatives of the Upstate, find the group on Twitter or Facebook or visit

• Local church plans ‘teach and preach’

The Church of Jesus Christ the Lamb of God is planning a teaching and preaching series featuring Apostle Glenn Petterson from Washington, running from March 5-9 at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. The Church of Jesus Christ The Lamb of God is located at 129 Winchester Mill Road in Pickens. For more information on the series, contact Larry Anderson at (864) 506-0689 or Harold Dobson at (816) 267-3237.

• Hannah-Patterson reunion is Sunday

The annual Hannah-Patterson family reunion is planned for 1 p.m. this Sunday, March 1.

The reunion will be held at the Mountain Grove Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. The church is located at 644 E Preston McDaniel Road in Pickens.

Family members are asked to bring a well-filled basket for lunch, then enjoy food, fellowship and family.

• See Pickens Scout Troop 51 in action

Have you ever seen a rope being made, an egg boiled over an open fire in a paper cup or cakes baked in a cardboard box?

Local Boy Scouts will be displaying camping and hiking equipment, demonstrating fire building, knife and ax usage, cooking without utensils, and leave-no-trace camping practices at an open house later this month.

In addition, non-outdoor skill merit badges such as music and Scuba diving will be presented at the event, scheduled to be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Scout hut at 188 Black Snake Road in Pickens.

Youth between the ages of 11-17 are eligible to join the Scouts, but everyone is cordially invited to attend the open house. Call Michael Ralston at (843) 818-2470 with any questions.

• Baha’is plan pair of events in March

The public is invited to a Tuesday Community Table Talk on “One God and His Promise” to discuss the unity of the great religions.

The talk, hosted by the Pickens County Baha’is and Friends, will be held in the upstairs conference room at the Hampton Memorial Library in Easley at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 3.

The group also plans a book talk about “Abraham and His Legacy” at the Hampton Library at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 15.

Local author Frances Worthington will take attendees back to the time of Abraham when she talks about her book, “Abraham: One God, Three Wives, Five Religions.”

The program will highlight a common interest in the history of the biblical patriarch, Abraham, across five monotheistic religions.

• WPO offers chance at monthly fellowship

The Widowed Persons Organization (WPO) organization is not a grief therapy group, but it does provide an opportunity for widowed persons to come together, make new friends and share conversation and food while finding a new beginning in life. The group meets on the second Saturday of every month at 1 p.m. in the fellowship building of Lakeview Baptist Church on Mauldin Lake Road in Pickens. For more information, call (864) 850-1987 or (864) 878-6215.

• Volunteers needed to paint Hope Globes

The Hope Globe is an Upstate South Carolina charity that was created to provide emotional support for children at Prisma and other hospitals of the Upstate.

The charity is currently looking for volunteers to paint globes and raise awareness, and the group is also asking for donations of any kind — furniture, appliances, cars, etc. — for its online thrift store. To find out more about the charity, visit or contact the group at or (864) 247-0702.

• Beginner sewing lessons offered

The women’s department of the Church of Jesus Christ the Lamb of God is offering beginner sewing lessons on the third Sunday of each month at 3 p.m. All supplies are furnished. For information, call Donna Anderson at (864) 420-9489 or Peggy Demay at (864) 898-1588. The first project will be a pillow case for Family Promise.

• Pack 51 scouting for new Cub Scouts

Do you want to be a Cub Scout? Cub Scout Pack 51 meets every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church in Pickens. Cub Scouts is open to all youth in 5K to fifth grade. Boys over 11 years old are eligible for Boy Scouts, which meets on Monday nights at the Troop 51 Scout Hut in Pickens. Those interested can contact Perry Gravely at

• Library board announces meetings

The Pickens County Library System Board of Trustees recently announced its 2020 meetings and locations schedule. The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. March 19 at the Sarlin Library, located at 15 S. Palmetto St. in Liberty. The remaining meetings will be:

• May 21, 6 p.m. at the Hampton Memorial Library, 304 Biltmore Road in Easley.

• July 16, 6 p.m. the at Hampton Memorial Library, 304 Biltmore Road in Easley.

• Sept. 17, 6 p.m. at the Village Library, 124 N. Catherine St., in Pickens.

• Nov. 19, 6 p.m. at the Central-Clemson Library, 105 Commons Way in Central.

• Sertoma Club invites locals to meet

The Clemson Sertoma Club invites all interested esidents to attend meetings. The club meets at noon the first and third Tuesdays each month at Occasions at Wedgefield, located at 1551 Eighteen Mile Road in Central