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Feb. 13

• The Teen Advisory Board has a Valentine’s Day Party at 4 p.m. at Hampton Memorial Library in Easley.

• The Conservatives of the Upstate hold a public information meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Blue Ridge Bible Church, 769 Belle Shoals Road in Pickens. The speaker will be Johnnelle Raines, Upstate regional leader of S.C. Parents Involved in Education.

Feb. 14-Feb. 16

The Easley Foothills Playhouse, 201 S. 5th St. in Easley, presents To Kill a Mockingbird. Shows are at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 and Feb. 15 and at 3 p.m. Feb. 16. Tickets are $14 for adults at the door, $12 for seniors (60+) and students (13+) and $7 for children 12 and under. To reserve a seat, send an email to, call 864-855-1817 or visit to buy online.

Feb. 17

• The Board of Trustees Policy Committee meets at 5 p.m. in the Board Room of the Curtis A. Sidden Administrative Office on Griffin Mill Road in Easley. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss writing a policy regarding Capital Improvement Needs and Funding and Policy BD-Organization of the School Board.

The Core Ensemble performs the chamber music theatre work “Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance” at Southern Wesleyan University at 7:30 p.m. in the Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center on the SWU campus. Admission is free. Call 864-644-5404 for more information.

Feb. 23

Switchfoot is in concert with Kopecky Family Band as special guests at 8 p.m. in the Newton Hobson Fine Arts Center at Southern Wesleyan University. Tickets are $40 for artist circle, $25 general admission and $20 group tickets. General admission tickets for students are $20. Call 864-644-5328 for more information or for tickets. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Feb. 25

Merchant PREP training is held at Hampton Memorial Library in Easley from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Seats are on a first come, first serve basis. Call Barbara Moss at 864-878-5800 to reserve a seat. This free training is for anyone who serves or sells alcohol or tobacco products and helps reduce underage access to both through training.

Feb. 27

• Learn to grow Shiitake mushrooms during a workshop from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the S.C. Crop Improvement Building, 191 Old Cherry Road in Clemson. The cost is $30 per person. Each participant will receive one log to grow their own Shiitake mushrooms at home. Call 864-656-9999 for more information. Visit to register online.

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 Arts Council of Pickens County meets at 7:30 p.m. the second 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 for more information.

• 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.

Outside Pickens County

Anderson County

The South Carolina Archives exhibit “521 All Stars: A Championship Story of Baseball and Community” is on display at Hunter’s Store in downtown Pendleton through Feb. 21. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free.

The Clemson University Black Graduate Student Association participates in a panel discussion titled “Empowerment Zone” from 1:20 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. Feb. 12 on the Pendleton Campus of Tri-County Technical College in the Marshall Parker Auditorium. The event is free.

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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