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Through April 19

• The third annual Clemson Blues Festival is held featuring The Swingin’ Medallions, Mac Arnold and Plate Full O’Blues, Greenville’s True Blues Band and ReggaeInfinity. Visit www.clemsonbluesfest.org for the schedule of events and more information.

April 16

• The Easley Business and Professional Women’s April meeting is held at 12:30 p.m. at Fatz Cafe. The speaker will be Nicole Hemphill with the Rape Crisis Council of Pickens County. The cost of lunch is $10. To make a reservation, call 864-420-4545 or send an email to tgweeks@gmail.com before April 14.

• The Southern Wesleyan University Jazz Band performs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Pickens Amphitheater, 114 W. Main St. in Pickens. Call 864-878-6421, visit www.cityofpickens.com or www.historicpickens.com for more information.

April 18

• The S.C. Botanical Garden at Clemson University hosts Tugalo Holler in concert from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the amphitheater. Admission is free.

April 18-19

• The 30th annual Pickens Azalea Festival is held in downtown Pickens. The inaugural Azalea Festival Baking Competition hosted by Francine Bryson will be held on Saturday. Visit www.pickensazaleafestival.org for more information.

April 22

• Carolina Oral and Facial Surgery gives free oral cancer screenings from noon to 4 p.m. at their office, 838 Powdersville Road, Suite E in Easley. Call 864-442-6564 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins will be taken but appointments are preferred.

April 25

• The S.C. Botanical Garden at Clemson University hosts Christy LaFrance in concert from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the amphitheater. Admission is free.

Through April 30

• The Pickens County 4-H sells five-pound bags of Vidalia onions for $5 per bag. Drop by the Clemson Extension Office, 222 W. Main St. in Pickens, with your money and the number of bags you want. Onions will be ready in early May.

Ongoing events

• The Arts Council of Pickens County meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month at Starving Artist Cafe, 114 NW Main St. in Easley. The group is open to those wanting to build support for the arts. Visit artscouncilofpickens.wix.com for more information.

• The Upcountry Quilters Guild meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month in the community room of Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, 734 W. Main St. in Pickens. Visitors are welcome. Visit www.upcountryquiltguildsc.com for more information.

Outside Pickens County

Greenville County

The Producers is staged at Centre Stage, 501 River St. in Greenville, 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.

The Greenville Council of Garden Clubs holds it annual garden tour fundraiser on April 25 and April 26 at six private gardens in Greenville’s North Main Street Historic District. Tickets are $18 before the tour and $20 the day of the tour. Tickets are available at the Kilgore-Lewis House, 560 Academy St.

Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas perform at Charter Amphitheatre in Simpsonville on May 9. The Devil Makes Three will also appear. Tickets are on sale.

Oconee County

The World of Energy, 7812 Rochester Highway in Seneca, holds an Earth Day program on April 29 for homeschoolers in grades k4 through grade 6. Participation is free but registration is required. Visit www.duke-energy.com\worldofenergy and click on the Upcoming Events tab. Call 864-873-4600 for more information.

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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