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March 11

Hospice of the Upstate holds a free class about Advance Directives from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. At Hampton Memorial Library, 304 Biltmore Road in Easley. Participants will receive copies of the two forms of Advanced Directives that are valid in South Carolina, Living Will and healthcare power of attorney. Call 864-328-1966 for more information or to register.

The Spanish dance ensemble Flamenco Vivo performs at 8 p.m. in Clemson University’s Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Visit www.clemson.edu/Brooks or call 864-656-7787 for tickets or information.

March 13

The Pickens County First Steps Partnership board of director meets at 4 p.m. at Hampton Memorial Library in Easley. Call 864-654-3000 for more information.

Driving Miss Daisy is staged at 8 p.m. at Clemson University’s Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students. Visit www.clemson.edu/Brooks or call 864-656-7787 for tickets or information.

March 25

The Brooks Center hosts a performance of LEO at 7 p.m. as part of the Family Series. LEO is a one-man, one of a kind physical theater piece that challenges the sense of gravity and reality through acrobatics and high-tech video projection. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Families are encouraged to arrive at 6 p.m. to take part in Imagination Station. Visit www.clemson.edu/Brooks or call 864-656-7787 for tickets or information.

• The Clemson Area StoryTellers Guild holds its monthly meeting at The Arts Center, 212 Butler St. in Clemson. Attend as a listener or a teller. Call 864-855-6396, send an email to clemsonareastorytellers@yahoo.com or visit www.explorearts.org for more information.

March 28

• Country music singer Jenna Basso performs at 7 p.m. in the garden amphitheater at the S.C. Botanical Garden. Tickets are $10.

April 18-19

• The 30th annual Pickens Azalea Festival is held in downtown Pickens. Visit www.pickensazaleafestival.org for more information.

April 26

• The Central Railroad Festival is held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in historic downtown Central with free entertainment, free tours of the Central Railway Museum, hands-on activities for youngsters and more.

Ongoing events

• The Easley Rotary Club meets from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. each Tuesday at West End Hall in the Carr Center, 201 S. 5th St. in Easley.

Easley Newcomers & Friends meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Capt. Kimberly Hampton Public Library, 304 Biltmore Road in Easley. The social is at 10 a.m. and the meeting is at 10:30 a.m. Guests are welcome. Call Gloria Kouvolo at 864-843-1403 for more information.

• The Confection Connection of the Upstate meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 1200 Powdersville Road in Easley. Call 864-859-4252 or send an email to cherylborowski@bellsouth.net for more information.

Outside Pickens County

Anderson County


The Anderson County Democratic Party holds its biannual Precinct Reorganization meeting at 10 a.m. March 8 at the Westside Community Center, 1100 West Franklin St. in Anderson. Following the meeting, the county party will holds its county convention. Delegates to the state convention will be elected.

The South Carolina Chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers meets from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 22 at North Anderson Baptist Church, 2308 N. Main St. Andrea Merrell, associate editor of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, is the guest speaker. Her topic will be Tips for Great Editing. Contact Elva Cobb Martin at 864-226-7024 or by email at elvacmartin@gmail.com for more information.


Walking tours through historic Downtown Pendleton are held March 7 and March 8 beginning at 2 p.m. The tour is 1.6 miles and will take just over two hours. Admission is $5. Reservations are recommended as space is limited. Call 864-646-3782 for more information or to register.

Award-winning poet and novelist Ron Rash returns to Tri-County Technical College on March 12 to read from his novel, Serena. The reading will be held from 1:20 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. in the Marshall J. Parker Auditorium on the Pendleton Campus. The event is part of the College’s Cultural Enrichment Series.


Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper and Capt. Darrell Hill hold a town hall meeting from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. March 13 at the Powdersville Library. The meeting is open to the public.

Greenville County


A free international car cruise is held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 11 in celebration of the Upstate’s booming international automotive market and to coincide with the month-long Upstate International festival. Cars from around the world will cruise Millennium Boulevard on the CU-ICAR campus between Research Drive and Sulphur Springs Road and back. Visit www.cuicar.com/millenniumdrive for more information.

The Producers is staged at Centre Stage, 501 River St., from March 27 through April 19 on Thursday through Sunday of each week. Tickets range from $25 to $35. Sunday shows are at 3 p.m. and all other shows are at 8 p.m. Call 864-233-6733 or visit www.centrestage.org for tickets or more information.


Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas perform at Charter Amphitheatre on May 9. The Devil Makes Three will also appear. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. March 7.

Oconee County


The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office holds the inaugural meeting of the Oconee County chapter of Wives on Duty Ministries at 7 p.m. March 18 at Walhalla Wesleyan Church, 3210 Blue Ridge Boulevard in West Union. Gary Carr, chaplain of the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, and Lisa Taylor, the wife of a S.C. Highway Patrol trooper, will present the program. Call Taylor at 864-784-4982 or Leigh Meadows at 864-710-9342 for more information. Wives of current and retired law enforcement officers are encouraged to attend.

Community Calendar items can be submitted in writing to P.O. Box 709, Easley, S.C. 29641; in person at 205 Russell St.; via fax to 864-855-6825; or via email at easnews@civitasmedia.com. Call 864-855-0355 for more information. Items run on a space-available basis.

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