Courier Community Calendar 3-8-23

• County Republican Party plans meetings

The Pickens County Republican Party is planning precinct reorganization meetings on Saturday, March 11. To accommodate all 61 precincts, there will be three sessions — 9:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Blue Ridge View Baptist Church will be the location for all three sessions.
Voters can find their precinct session by visiting Fill out the RSVP form and you will receive a map and your session schedule.
A makeup day at the same location is scheduled from 10 a.m.-noon March 18 for those who are unable to participate on March 11.

• Veterans invited to American Legion

Veterans in the Liberty area are invited to the next meeting of American Legion Post 67 in Liberty.
The Legion meets on the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Scout Hut, circle off North Palmetto Street. All veterans are invited.

• St. Michael’s oyster roast set for March 18

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church will host its annual oyster roast from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at 1200 Powdersville Road in Easley. Proceeds from the event benefit multiple charitable organizations in Pickens County. Attendees enjoy all-you-can-eat oysters, Brunswick stew, and beverages (photo ID required). If oysters aren’t your favorite, the event also offers other food options.
Tickets are $45 for adults, $10 for children 6-11 and free for children 5 and under. Rain or shine, oyster-shucking takes place outdoors, so attendees are reminded to dress accordingly. Please also bring personal oyster knives and gloves. Tickets are available for purchase by mail or at the church office. The church office is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and Tuesday 9 a.m.-noon.
Tickets may be picked up at the door on the day of the event or mailed. For mail-order tickets, send completed order form, check and self-addressed stamped envelope to St. Michael’s, 1200 Powdersville Road, Easley, SC 29642. Ticket quantities are limited, and deadline for purchase is Feb. 28. For more information, call (864) 859-6296, visit or email

• Pinewood Derby set for Amphitheater

Cub Scout Pack 51 is inviting all area first responders to participate in the annual Pinewood Derby competition.
Emergency officials’ attendance will give Cub Scouts an opportunity to meet and engage with local first responders while enjoying a fun event. The derby will take place April 1 at the Pickens Amphitheater. Although the time is not yet finalized, the event will be in the morning, likely around 10 a.m., according to organizers.
The derby is an annual, family-oriented event focused on fun and good sportsmanship.Competition is a double-elimination bracket system. The system allows all cars to race twice and keeps the schedule moving along. The entire event usually lasts about an hour, depending on how many participants enter. The official rules for the derby can be found at Derby car kits can be ordered online at