• SC Works WorkLink holds an Employer Hiring Event from 9 a.m. to noon at Tri-County Technical College’s Easley Campus, 1774 Powdersville Road in Easley. Those attending are encouraged to dress professionally and bring several copies of their resume.
• 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.
• 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.
• The Pickens County Tea Party holds a Tea Party Rally from 10 a.m. to noon on East Main Street at Legacy Park. Speakers will be featured, including some who are running for state and national offices.
• The City of Clemson and the Pickens County Chapter of Concerned Citizens for Animals hold Put Your Best Paw Forward from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Clemson’s Nettles Park. Dog contests, demos, silent auctions and raffles will be included.
• The Derrick Dorsey 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.
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.
• The City of Easley and City of Pickens unveil the master plan for the Doodle Trail at 6 p.m. at Tri-County Technical College’s Easley campus, 1774 Powdersville Road in Easley. Alta Planning will present the master plan.
• The S.C. Botanical Garden at Clemson University hosts Tony Tidwell in concert from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the amphitheater. Admission is free.
• The Town Creek Revitalization Project holds a clean up day from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Playground of Promise, 149 N. Homestead Road in Pickens. Food and music will be available for volunteers after the clean-up.
• The City of Clemson holds a free Community SmartShred Event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1250 Tiger Blvd. in Clemson. Residents will be allowed four bags or boxes of residential material. Call 864-653-2078 for more information.
• Easley High School’s National Junior Honor Society hosts the second annual Run for 51 event to raise money and awareness to stop domestic violence. All registration fees will go to either Mary’s House or Safe Harbor. The opening program is from 9:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. and the run will be from 10 a.m. to 10:51 a.m. The registration cost is $16.51.
• The Southern Crescent Band performs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Pickens Amphitheater, 114 W. Main St. in Pickens. This is a Music on Main event and will include a cruise-in. Call 864-878-6421, visit www.cityofpickens.com or www.historicpickens.com for more information.
Outside Pickens County
Tri-County Technical College’s Early Childhood Development program hosts Once Upon a Time Book Ball from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. April 26 at Tri-County’s Anderson Campus, 511 Michelin Boulevard. Guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite book character. The event is designed for children ages 2 to 6 and their families.
The North Anderson Relay for Life is held from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. May 2 at Wren High School, 905 Wren School Road in Piedmont.
The 17th annual Pendleton King Park Plant Sale Benefit is held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 3 at the Franke Pavilion, 1600 Troupe St. in Pendleton. Admission is free. Master gardeners will be selling plants and answering questions. The plant sale funds volunteer improvement projects at Pendleton King Park.
Small Farms and Backyards classes are held from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. each Tuesday for six weeks beginning April 29 at the Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville. Participants will learn the basics of beekeeping, livestock, forages, gardening and guidelines for selling directly to consumers. The $175 fee covers six classes, materials and a field trip. Register online at https://shopping.clemson.edu.
Dr. Cynthia King of Furman University leads a discussion about Patrick Henry from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 6 at Hughes Main Library, 25 Heritage Green Place in Greenville. Admission and parking are free. The event is part of the 2014 Chautauqua History Alive Festival.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 864-855-0355 for more information. Items run on a space-available basis.