Courier Community Calendar 6-3-15

• Music on the Market on Friday in Easley

The City of Easley has planned the Gilstrap Family Dealerships’ Music on the Market on Friday nights through this month. The events will take place from 7-10 p.m. in Old Market Square in Downtown Easley. This Friday, June 5, will feature Fortunate Sons, while on June 12 Alex Christie and Family and Whitten City News will be in town on June 19. Everyone is asked to bring dancing shoes and a blanket or chair. There will be food for sale and a free children’s play area.

• Sertoma Club invites 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.

• 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.

• Grace UMC plans Vacation Bible School

Grace United Methodist Church in Pickens invites children to “Everest VBS: Conquering Challenges With God’s Mighty Power!” from June 15-18. A snack supper begins at 5:30 p.m., and the program lasts until 8 p.m. Preschool-age through fifth-grade children will discover what it means to hold on to God’s mighty power in everyday life. They will enjoy Bible-learning activities, catchy songs, games, yummy treats and sciency/fun crafts. For more information, call (864) 878-6121.

• PPCCDC golf tourney set for June

The warm weather is here, and it is time to hit the golf course. Pickens Presbyterian Church Child Development Center is inviting locals to come play “Fore the Kids” as it hosts its fourth annual golf classic this Friday, June 5, at the Pickens Country Club. Registration is at 9 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $100 per person or $400 per team including breakfast from Bojangles’.

A barbecue lunch will be served after the tournament. First-place prize will be a round of golf at the Vineyards. All other prizes will be cash. For more information, call (864) 878-9953.

• Celebrate America Festival is July 3-4

The City of Easley and Gilstrap Family Dealerships’ Celebrate America Festival will be held on Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, from 2-10 p.m. both days.

The event will be held at Old Market Square in downtown Easley. The city’s Celebrate America is one of the oldest and largest festivals in the area. This two-day event is great family fun with vendors and carnival rides. There will be a free concert each night and one of the best fireworks displays in the Upstate on the night of July 4. Admission to the festival and concerts is free. There will be a charge for the carnival rides. For more, visit or call (864) 423-4344.