Courier Community Calendar 5-4-16

• New Granger Fiber art activities set

Granger Fiber Arts meets in the Pickens Community Center, 129 Schoolhouse St., Pickens.  The goal of Granger Fiber Arts is to bring together those who wish to learn or improve skills in a particular area with those who have knowledge in that area of interest.  Granger Fiber Arts operates much like an old fashion one room school.  Participants at all skill levels are welcome. In addition to activities previously scheduled, the following activities have recently been added: On Friday, May 6, 9:30 – 2:30 Paint 3-D Leaves on Watercolor Paper with Lou Peden.  Lou will provide all supplies.  Cost of the activity will be $10 payable to Lou Peden. On Tuesday, May 10 and Wednesday, May 11, 9 a.m – 3 p.m. is Sheer Delight Jacket with Beverly McCulty.   Learn to make chenneil for your jacket.  Call Lucy or stop by the Fiber Room for a list of supplies. On Monday, May 30:  Holiday.  The fiber room will not be open

Monday from 9-10 a.m. enjoy “Tia Chi”  with Jacquie. From 10-11:30 a.m. the room will “Cathedral Windows Quilts” with Jacquie.

Tuesdays will feature from 9-10 a.m. “Doll Clothes” with Jacquie and 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. “Weaving” with Pat. “Fabric Yo-yo’s” with Irene will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. also “Prayer Shawls, Cancer Caps, and Butterfly Ministry” with Sharon Moon. “Pencil and Charcoal Drawing” with Bob Bickle will be held from 1-2 p.m. “Painting” with Sandy Thomas and Marge Schafer will be held from 2-4-p.m. and from 5:30 –  7:30 p.m. learn to make braided rugs” with Linda.

Wednesdays from 10 -11:30 a.m.  “Knit Around” with Tally.

Thursdays will offer “Tia Chi” with Jacquie from 9:30-10 and from 10-11:30 a.m. enjoy “Tatting and Crochet” with Denise (First Thursday Only) and “Tatting and Crochet” with The Gonzales Family (second and and fourthThursdays only).

Fridays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. try “ Lace” with the Gonzales family on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. For more information, contact Lucy Harward at (864) 419-1794 or daleandlucy@

• Pickens Bands Spring Fling is May 7

The Pickens Bands’ Spring Swing Jazz Band Dinner Dance will be held on Saturday, May 7. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner served at 6 p.m. and music and dancing from 6-8:30 p.m.

Tickets must be purchased in advance for $15 per person and include chicken alfredo, spaghetti with marinara sauce and meatballs, salad, bread, assorted desserts, tea or water. You can purchase tickets from any Pickens band or color guard member or by calling the band office at (864) 397-3634.

• 10K/5K scheduled for Six Mile festival

The Issaqueena’s Flight for the Fight 10K/5K in Six Mile will take place on Saturday, May 21, with the 10K start time at 7:30 a.m. and 5K start time at 8 a.m., followed by the town’s annual Issaqueena Festival at 10 a.m. The walk/run will start and end at Ponderosa Park in Six Mile. There is also a half-mile fun run at 8:45 a.m. The 10K and 5K are timed events, with awards for overall, masters, grandmasters and age divisions.  There will also be a raffle for all race participants. For more details or to register online, visit Proceeds will benefit Dabo’s All In Team Foundation’s breast cancer prevention and research.

• Prayer event set for Legacy Square

The Pickens Twelve- Mile Baptist Association will host an event for the National Day of Prayer on May 5 at Legacy Square in Pickens. The prayer service will begin at 5 p.m., and this year’s theme is “Wake Up America.” The 45-minute program will include music and prayers. All are invited.

• Steppin’ It Up meeting set for May 9

The next Steppin’ It Up Coalition meeting will be held on May 9 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Cannon Memorial Hospital located at 123 W.G. Acker Drive in Pickens. The Steppin’ It Up Coalition’s monthly meetings are open to all members of our community. For more information about the Steppin’ It Up Coalition, contact Cathy Breazeale at (864) 898-5800 or visit; or

• Celebration set for Holly Springs school

Holly Springs school alumni, their parents, former faculty and staff are invited to celebrate the life and legacy of Holly Springs Elementary School on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The school will have barbecue and hot dog plates and T-shirts for sale. There will be school tours and displays of Holly Springs School through the years. See the Holly Springs Elementary website or Facebook page for more information.