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Jan. 22


• Walker Miller from The Happy Berry Farm is the guest speaker at the Friends of the Village Library annual meeting at 1 p.m. at the Village Branch Library, 124 N. Catherine St. in Pickens. Plants, roots and dried cuttings will be available to buy. A brief Friends of the Village meeting will follow.


Jan. 23


• The Table Top Super Bowl is held at 4 p.m. at the Hampton Memorial Library, 304 Biltmore Road in Easley. The event is open to all teens and is free. Call the library at 864-850-7077 for more information.


Jan. 25


Kelly Quinn of Quinn’s Stained Glass Studio gives a demonstration at 1 p.m. at the Village Branch Library, 124 N. Catherine St. in Pickens. Quinn will give a brief history of glass, how it is made, designed and constructed. The program, sponsored by the Friends of the Village Branch, is free. Call 864-898-5747 for more information.


The Samaritan Health Clinic holds its third annual Samaritan Soiree fund-raising event at 7 p.m. at Mill Pine Farm in Liberty. Tickets are $75 each. Music will be provided by Encore. Visit SamaritanSoiree.com for more information.


Jan. 27


• A Yoga Zoo for children is held at 6:30 p.m. at the Hampton Memorial Library, 304 Biltmore Road in Easley. Participants will read yoga stories, play yoga games and move in animal-inspired yoga poses.


Jan. 28


• The Central-Clemson Regional Branch Library, 105 Commons Way in Central, invites teens to upcycle empty gift cards into mini notebooks during a program at 4:30 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring an empty gift card. Call the library at 850-7077 for more information.


• The Clemson Area StoryTellers (CAST) Guild holds its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at The Arts Center, 212 Butler St. in Clemson. Visit www.explorearts.org, call 864-855-6396 or email clemsonareastorytellers@yahoo.com for more information.


Ongoing events


The Write Stuff support group for writers meets from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. the last Monday of each month at the Sarlin Community Branch Library, 15 S. Palmetto St. in Liberty. Call 864-843-5805 for more information.


• The Easley Book Discussion Group meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at Hampton Memorial Library, 304 Biltmore Road in Easley. New members are welcome.


• 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.


Lego Storybuilders meets at 3:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the Central-Clemson Regional Branch Library, 105 Commons Way in Central. Call 864-850-7077 or send an email to reference@pickens.lib.sc.us for more information.


The Easley Bridge Club meets at 1:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the Hampton Memorial Library, 304 Biltmore Road in Easley. Open to beginners and those with experience. Call 850-7077 for more information.


• The Easley Chess Club meets from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. each Thursday at the Hampton Memorial Library, 304 Biltmore Road in Easley. All skill levels are welcome.


Lego Storybuilders meets at 3:30 p.m. each Friday at the Hampton Memorial Library, 304 Biltmore Road in Easley. Call the library at 864-850-7077 for more information.


Knit Pickens meets at 10:30 a.m. the second and fourth Saturday of each month at the Village Branch Library, 124 N. Catherine St. in Pickens. This group is for anyone who likes to knit, crochet or do needlepoint, or if you have always wanted to learn. Call the library at 864-898-5747 for more information.


Outside Pickens County


Anderson County


The Pendleton Historic Foundation celebrates Black History Month with lectures on African-American history on Jan. 26 at Farmer’s Hall, followed by a living history program on African-American traditions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Woodburn Historic House, 130 History Lane in Pendleton. Admission is $6 for adults, $2 for children ages 5-10 and free for children under 5. Call 864-646-7249 or visit www.pendletonhistoricfoundation.org for more information.


The South Carolina chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers meets from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 25 at Anderson Christian School, 3902 Liberty Highway in Anderson. Edie Melson will speak on “How to Earn Money While Writing your Book.” A manuscript critique session will follow. Visitors are welcome. Contact president Elva Martin at elvacmartin@gmail.com or call 864-226-7024 for more information.


The Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium Chamber Orchestra under the direction of R. Alexander Spainhour III present GAMAC Goes for Baroque at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 in the sanctuary of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Anderson. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and children. To buy tickets, call 864-231-6147.


Greenville County


The 44th annual Upstate SC Boat Show is held Jan. 23 through Jan. 26 at the TD Convention Center, featuring the newest recreational boats, fishing boats, ski boats, personal watercraft and some collectors’ antique boats. Show hours are noon to 9 p.m. Jan. 23 and Jan. 24, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 25 and noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 26. Tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for students ages 7-18 and seniors ages 65+. Children 6 and under are admitted free. Visit www.UpstateSCBoatShow.com.


Clarence B. Jones, who served as political advisor, counsel and draft speechwriter for Martin Luther King Jr., speaks on the Furman University campus at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 in Shaw Hall of Younts Conference Center. His talk, “King’s Legacy: Challenge for the 21st Century,” is free. Jones will also sign books following the lecture.


“A Hero’s 5K Run & Walk” is held Feb. 1 at Furman University at 8:30 a.m. in front of Timmons Arena. A fun run for kids begins just after the 5K shotgun start. Registration is $25 online or in person at Packet Pickup from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 31 at Run In sports store, 1942 Augusta St. in Greenville. Race day registration will be $25 from 7 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. in Timmons Arena.


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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