Courier Community Calendar 6-12-19

• Youth cheer camp set at Pickens High

The Pickens High School varsity and JV cheerleaders are sponsoring a youth cheer camp on Saturday, Aug. 3, in the cheer room at PHS from 9 a.m. until noon. The cost is $30 per child, and ages 6-12 may register beginning at 8:30 a.m. Cash or checks made payable to PHS will be accepted. There will be a showcase at 11:30 a.m., and all parents, families and friends are invited to attend. Contact or for more information.

• Soapstone set to host fundraiser

Soapstone Church invites everyone to a special fundraiser at the church, located at 296 Liberia Road in Pickens, on Saturday, June 15. The event will feature fine cooking and will be held from noon-8 p.m. Visitors will enjoy true Southern cooking, including a fish fry, barbecue and fried chicken with all the fixings right.

• Pickens community to celebrate Flag Day

The public is invited to the second annual Pickens Community Flag Day Celebration at Griffin Ebenezer Baptist Church on Friday, June 14, with festivities beginning at 6 p.m.

There will be games, hot dogs and prizes, followed by a ceremony at 7 p.m. with State Rep. Davey Hiott as the keynote speaker and a short parade of American flags to the Charles Johnson Memorial Park behind the church for the conclusion of the ceremony.

The event is sponsored by Scout Troop 51, A.F.T.A. and the Pickens Lions Club.

• Vets’ event set for June 22 in Dacusville

On June 22, the Quilts of Valor chapter of Oconee and Pickens Counties will host an event to honor veterans from both counties.

On that day, three veterans from Pickens and three veterans from Oconee will be honored through Quilts of Valor to acknowledge and show respect for their sacrifice.

A “Ride for Valor” will take place at the Dacusville Community Center Pavilion, located at 2671 Earls Bridge Road in Easley, made up of motorcycles from all over the Upstate.

Riders should register at 9 a.m. and will leave at 10 a.m. to ride through Pickens and Oconee counties. Riders will return between 1-1:30 p.m. to the Dacusville Community Center, where the Quilts of Valor presentations will take place.

A $10 donation per motorcycle will be gladly accepted. All proceeds go to the promotion and advancement of Quilts of Valor for Pickens and Oconee counties.

For more information, call Tom at (864) 430-1386.

• Artisans’ work sought at museum

The Pickens County Museum of Art and History’s gift shop is opened for business. The shop, located inside the museum, offers many wonderful crafts and gift. The shop is now accepting new crafters.

Anyone wishing to sell their handmade crafts should stop by the Pickens County Museum of Art and History at 307 Johnson St. in Pickens. The museum is open to the public Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursdays from 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Housed in a 1903 jail and expanded in 2006, the Pickens County Museum of Art and History houses artifacts representing the heritage of Pickens County, from prehistory to current events. Three art galleries are changed to feature the artwork of local artists.

• Red Hill Baptist Church to host VBS

Red Hill Baptist Church will host a vacation Bible school with the theme “Life Journeys Through the Living Bible” later this month. The weeklong event will run from June 17-June 21 at the church, located at 558 Red Hill Road in Pickens. The fun will run from 6-8 p.m. Monday through Friday, with supper provided. The ages are 3 years old through 12th grade.

• Wednesdays at the World of Energy set

Duke Energy’s World of Energy is offering free summer programming for children ages 6 through 12. Adult supervision is required. Programs begin at 10 a.m. and last one hour. There will be no activities on July 3 or July 17.

Wednesday, June 19: Roper Mountain Science Center presents “Arcs and Sparks!” The one-hour program at the World of Energy is hands-on and teaches kids about the power of electricity.

Wednesday, June 26: Kids can paint mini plastic lightbulbs with members of the Blue Ridge Arts Council to celebrate the World of Energy’s community artbulb project. Kids and adults will be able to paint a piece of the actual 6-foot tall community artbulb that will be placed in the World of Energy gardens.

Wednesday, July 10: “The Critter Keeper” presents a one-hour educational program designed to make kids wiggle! Featured animals include bugs, reptiles and more.

Wednesday, July 24: Build and launch rockets with Duke Energy volunteers! Each child should bring two 2-liter plastic bottles (RC Cola bottles work best).

Wednesday, July 31: Join Clemson Extension for a one-hour program, where kids will learn about our local watershed and participate in fun, hands-on educational water activities.

For more information, visit or call (864) 873-4600. The World of Energy is located at 7812 Rochester Highway in Seneca.


• Legion Post 67 seeks members

American Legion Post 67 in Liberty is accepting applications for membership from all U.S. military wartime veterans.

For more information, call (864) 787-2322.

• 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.

• Sertoma Clubinvites locals to meet

The Clemson Sertoma Club invites all interested local residents to attend its meetings.

The club meets at noon the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Occasions at Wedgefield, located at 1551 Eighteen Mile Road in Central.

New visitors are always welcome.