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May 2-3

• A furniture sale to benefit Family Promise of Pickens County and The Dream Center is held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 2 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 3 at the former Kearns Office Building, 337 Main St. in Easley. The furniture is from a waterfront home sold by real estate broker Justin Winter. Sales will be first come, first served. Cash, checks an credit cards will be accepted. Email Julie Capaldi at for more information.

• 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.

May 3

Boy Scout Troop 95, which represents the Powdersville area, holds a multifamily yard sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Igles in Powdersville. Proceeds will benefit the troop.

• 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.

Meese Mill, 1054 Meece Mill Road in Pickens, hosts a benefit meal and country gospel concert by Jameson Road from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Meals will be served on a donation basis. RSVP to Call Joe Miller at 864-561-2212 for more information.

• 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 or for more information.

May 10

• The Pickens County Republican Party holds a candidate stump event at 7:45 a.m. at the Pickens County Career and Technical Center, 990 Chastain Road in Liberty. Candidates will be introduced at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will end at noon.

• The third annual S.C. Botanical Garden Moonlight and Magnolias Garden Gala is held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Fran Hanson Visitor Center located in the Garden. Tickets are $75 each.

• The Easley High School Class of 1959 holds its 55th class reunion at the Pickens County Country Club from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Easley Mayor Larry Bagwell is the speaker.

The Hired Help performs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Pickens Amphitheater, 114 W. Main St. in Pickens. Call 864-878-6421, visit or for more information.

Outside Pickens County

Anderson County

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.

Author Walker Carter Tucker holds a book signing from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 6 at Concord Baptist Church, 1012 Concord Road in Anderson.

Greenville County

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.

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 Call 864-855-0355 for more information. Items run on a space-available basis.

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