Courier Community Calendar 3-28-18

• EHS Class of 1978 planning reunion

The Easley High School Class of 1978 will have its 40-year class reunion April 21 at Looper’s Barn, located at 101 Laurenwood Drive in Pickens.

After registration from 5-7 p.m., the festivities will kick off with a BBQ dinner at 7 p.m. There will a live DJ to entertain, as well as a special memorial to the classmates who have passed away.

The event is BYOB, and fishing will also be available at the pond on-site. Overnight camping is available, but checkout time is 9 a.m.

Cost is $40 per person if paid by mail and $45 per person paid via debit or credit card. The payment deadline is April 7.

To pay by mail, make checks out to EHS Class of ‘78 and send to P.O. Box 3033, Easley, SC 29641.

• CMHA scholarship now being offered

For the 22nd year, the Cannon Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior and/or a member of the community entering or furthering their career in a medical field.

Recipients will have their scholarship money paid directly to the school of their choice.

To be eligible to apply for the Harden Scholarship, applicants must be a student at Pickens High School, Liberty High School or Lakeview Christian School; an employee or active volunteer at AnMed Health Cannon, their spouse or child age 25 or younger; or an employee of a physician, eye care or dental practice in Pickens or Liberty.

All applications must be completed in their entirety and received at AnMed Health Cannon no later than April 16. The scholarship recipient will be notified in early May.

In addition to the completed application, the Cannon Memorial Hospital Auxiliary requests three references and an essay of no less than 100 words.

For high school applicants, only one reference may be associated with faculty or staff at their school.

More information and applications are available online at under the volunteer tab, with the high school guidance counselors or by sending an email request to: Applicants can also pick up a copy of the scholarship application from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Auxiliary Shop located off the main lobby at AnMed Health Cannon.

• Easter service set to be held at Table Rock

An Easter sunrise service is scheduled for 7 a.m. Sunday, April 1, at the Table Rock State Park visitors center. The visitors center is located at 158 Ellison Lane in Pickens.

Refreshments will be served after the service. In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held in the park lodge.

• Literacy Assoc. book sale is April 27-28

The spring book sale sponsored by the Pickens Literacy Association is set for Friday April 27, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Pickens Presbyterian Church social hall.

Used books can be dropped off in Pickens at Blue Ridge Electric Co-op, the Grace UMC social hall and Pickens Savings and Loan. In Liberty, there is a drop-off box at Cannon Family Practice on Liberty Highway.

Additional collection centers are available in Easley, Central and Clemson. All books, both hardback and paperback, are accepted, but please no magazines or encyclopedias. Contact, visit the association’s Facebook page or call Bill Shields at (864) 617-4237 for more information.

• Parker to perform at Rock Springs

Ivan Parker will be in concert at a luncheon at the Rock Springs Baptist Church Impact Center on May 12.

The event is sponsored by Upstate Widowed Persons Groups. The luncheon will begin at noon, with a concert following. Call (864) 295-1714 for tickets. Cost is $30 per person.

Those interested are asked to RSVP by April 15, and checks may be mailed to Marian Huskins, 108 Sedgewood Court, Easley, SC 29642. Rock Springs Baptist Church Impact Center is located at 102 Rock Springs Road in Easley.

• PHS Class of 1956 to reunite on April 7

Members of the Pickens High School Class of 1956 and guests will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. April 7 at the Gatehouse Restaurant. The Gatehouse is located at 116 Ann St. in Pickens. Call Tunkie Stokes at (864) 878-6101 if you have questions.

• PHS Class of 1959 to reunite on April 26

The PHS Class of 1958 will have its annual reunion luncheon on Thursday, April 26, at the Gatehouse Restaurant in Pickens, beginning at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Jerry Stephens at (828) 205-9310 or Jeanette Winchester at (864) 878-3762.

• Clemson Music Fest set for April 20-28

It is called the Greater Clemson Music Festival, but since 2012 the event has grown to encompass the entirety of Pickens County.

Events are held each year in Central, Six Mile and at Hagood Mill, as well as in Clemson and other towns. Once, the festival centered primarily around blues music, but now the sounds of rock, bluegrass, Americana, gospel, jazz and a touch of reggae on occasion are heard.

The festival is a nonprofit corporation with three primary goals: encouraging talented musicians, benefiting local charities and supporting local business.

The festival staff are all volunteers, and each year thousands of dollars are returned to the community via organization such as Pickens County Meals on Wheels, Clemson Free Clinic and Clemson Sertoma Club’s Camp Sertoma for disadvantaged children and many others.

The festival is set for April 20-28 at various locations. Consult the festival website — — for complete details.

• PHS Class of 1953 to hold luncheon

Members of the Pickens High School class of 1953 and guests will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, at the Gatehouse Restaurant. Call Eloise Grant at (864) 878-9493 with any questions.