Courier Community Calendar 7-1-15

• Georges Creek to host VBS July 19-23

Georges Creek Baptist Church will hold its annual Vacation Bible School July 19-23. This year’s theme is “Journey Off the Map.” The VBS is for ages 2 years old through sixth grade and will run nightly from 6-8:30 p.m. Georges Creek Baptist Church is located at 1991 Saluda Dam Road in Easley. For more information, call the church at 859-6789 or visit

• 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.

• Steppin’ It Up plans meeting on July 13

Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County’s Steppin’ It Up Coalition will hold its next meeting from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on July 13.

The meeting will be held at Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County, located at 303 E. Main Street in Pickens. Meetings are open to anyone interested in educating our youth on the dangers and health implications of alcohol, tobacco and drug exposure and use.

• 4-H20 planned at Lake Hartwell

4-H2O Camp-Exploring Lake Hartwell is a day camp offered for youth ages 9-13. Lake Hartwell and local streams serve as the setting for this nature resources program. The day camp will be held at the Clemson Outdoor Lab at 415 Charlie White Trail in Pendleton. Registration is $50 and includes program supplies, snack and daily lunch. Join 4-H for a cost of $10 (includes a 4-H t-shirt). Bring swimsuit, towel and sunscreen each day. Registration is limited. The camp will be held rain or shine, and the registration deadline is July 20.

Contact the Pickens County Clemson Extension to register (864) 878-1394. The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people of all ages, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital or family status and is an equal opportunity employer. Should you require special accommodations due to a disability, notify the office 10 days prior to the event.

• Missions Market set at Mt. Tabor Church

Mt. Tabor Baptist Church will host Missions Market from 7-11 a.m. on July 11.

Tables will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis at $8 each. Refreshments will be available. All proceeds from table rental fees and refreshments will support a different mission each month. The sale will be cancelled in case of rain. Call Misty at (864) 314-6359 for more information. Mt. Tabor Baptist Church is located at 4174 Dacusville Highway in Easley.