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Pickens County Events

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April 2015

A Bluesman’s Close-Up - Photographs of Mac Arnold by Brian S. Kelley
Apr
15
May
30
A Bluesman’s Close-Up - Photographs of Mac Arnold by Brian S. Kelley As part of the Greater Clemson Blues Festival which runs from April 15th through the 25th, this special documentation of one of our region’s most loved musicians will be on display in the museum’s LaVonne Nalley Piper Auditorium & Gallery through May 30th. A reception to meet the photographer will be held April 25th from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  9:00 am – 5:00 pmview event details
Draw, Paint, Create Art Class with Jo Johnston
Apr
23
May
28
Draw, Paint, Create Art Class with Jo Johnston Class is designed for anyone who wishes to develop an individual project, jump-start a project that has been on hold, or learn some new techniques in a favorite medium.. Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  10:00 am – 12:00 pmregister now
36th Annual Juried SC Artists Exhibition at Pickens County Museum
Apr
25
Jun
11
36th Annual Juried SC Artists Exhibition at Pickens County Museum Exhibition opens with reception and awards ceremony April 25th 1p-4p with presentation of awards at 3p and show will continue through June 11th. Location:  Pickens Ccounty Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  9:00 am – 5:00 pmregister now

May 2015

History Happened Here: South Carolina's Roadside Historical Markers Program and book-signing by Brian Scott
May
28
History Happened Here: South Carolina's Roadside Historical Markers Program and book-signing by Brian Scott Mr. Scott will talk about some of the 1,446 markers he has documented in the South Carolina roadside historic marker system. Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  6:00 pm – 7:00 pmview event details
Cith of Easley presents: The Gilstrap Family Dealerships Music on the Market
May
29
Cith of Easley presents: The Gilstrap Family Dealerships Music on the Market Bring Dancing shoes, blanket or chair. Food for sale! Play area for children. Location:  Market Square Outdoor AmphitheaterWhen:  7:00 pm – 10:00 pmview event details
The Mousetrap at Easley Foothills Playhouse
May
29
Jun
6
The Mousetrap at Easley Foothills Playhouse In this play, a group of total strangers find themselves stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm Location:  West End HallWhen:  8:00 pm – 10:00 pmview event details
Thomas Fountain in Concert
May
30
Thomas Fountain in Concert See City of Pickens website for details Location:  Historic Pickens AmphitheaterWhen:  7:00 pm – 10:00 pmview event details
The Mousetrap at Easley Foothills Playhouse
May
31
Jun
7
The Mousetrap at Easley Foothills Playhouse In this play, a group of total strangers find themselves stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm. Location:  West End HallWhen:  3:00 pm – 5:00 pmview event details

June 2015

Cith of Easley presents: The Gilstrap Family Dealerships Music on the Market!
Jun
5
Cith of Easley presents: The Gilstrap Family Dealerships Music on the Market! Bring Dancing shoes, blanket or chair. Food for sale! Play area for children. Location:  Market Square Outdoor AmphitheaterWhen:  7:00 pm – 10:00 pmview event details
Les Misérables at Clemson Little Theatre
Jun
5
Jun
21
Les Misérables at Clemson Little Theatre Sing and cry your way through 19th century France with Jean Valjean as he tries to find redemption in life after being released from prison in the midst of revolution, revolt, and heartbreak. Location:  Clemson Little TheatreWhen:  8:00 pm – 10:00 pmview event details
CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR DEDICATION
Jun
6
CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR DEDICATION The two hour event begins at 10 a.m. in the newly renovated Liberty Civic Auditorium .The short film chronicles the lives of Furman Smith and William A. McWhorter, who were killed during World War II, Charles Barker, killed during the Korean Conflict and James Donnie Howe, killed during the Vietnam War. Memorial dedication ceremonies will follow.. Location:  Liberty Civic AuditoriuimWhen:  10:00 am – 12:00 pmview event details
Folsom Prison Gang in Concert – Cruse-In & Music on Main Event
Jun
6
Folsom Prison Gang in Concert – Cruse-In & Music on Main Event Vehicle Registration starting at 5:30 pm Entertainment starting at 7:00 pm Special Awards plus other surprises Contact City of Pickens for more details. Location:  Historic Pickens AmphitheaterWhen:  7:00 pm – 10:00 pmview event details
 Pastels For All Levels with Erin Cronin-Webb
Jun
10
Jul
15
Pastels For All Levels with Erin Cronin-Webb The class will be designed to address the needs of beginning and advanced students. Students will work on different textured surfaces, explore different methods of underpainting, and receive tips on framing and sources for the best supplies for the pastel artists. Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  11:00 am – 1:00 pmregister now
City of Easley presents: The Gilstrap Family Dealerships Music on the Market!
Jun
12
City of Easley presents: The Gilstrap Family Dealerships Music on the Market! Bring Dancing shoes, blanket or chair. Food for sale! Play area for children. Location:  Market Square Outdoor AmphitheaterWhen:  7:00 pm – 10:00 pmview event details
Growing, Preserving, and Using Edible Flowers with Eliza A. H. Lord
Jun
13
Growing, Preserving, and Using Edible Flowers with Eliza A. H. Lord We'll be using seasonal blooms to adorn pastries, garnish salads, as a stuffed entree, and even in homemade pastas. Recipes will be sampled in class. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 1:00 pmregister now
Table Rock State Park’s Music on the Mountain
Jun
13
Table Rock State Park’s Music on the Mountain Bluegrass Jam Sessions – Table Rock State Park Lodge - Public Welcome - come enjoy the fun! Feel free to bring side dishes or snacks. Location:  Table Rock State Park LodgeWhen:  2:00 pm – 6:00 pmview event details
Jamie Write Review in Concert
Jun
13
Jamie Write Review in Concert Contact City of Pickens for more details Location:  Historic Pickens AmphitheateerWhen:  7:00 pm – 10:00 pmview event details
Adult Painting Class with Renee Gillespie
Jun
16
Jul
21
Adult Painting Class with Renee Gillespie Each Student will choose the subject of their painting and will receive individual instruction at each class. Instruction will be based on the painter’s skill level. Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  10:30 am – 1:30 pmregister now
Children's Studio Art Class (ages 8-14 yrs) with Renee Gillespie
Jun
16
Jul
21
Children's Studio Art Class (ages 8-14 yrs) with Renee Gillespie Designed to encourage artistic youth to develop & refine their art skills & creativity while they learn to use acrylics, watercolors, pastels and collage techniques to create their works of art.. Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  2:00 pm – 4:00 pmregister now
2015 SUMMERFEST
Jun
18
2015 SUMMERFEST Meet and Greet the Clemson Tiger! Food, Fun, & Great networking for businesses.. Location:  Comfort InnWhen:  5:00 pm – 9:00 pmview event details
City of Easley presents: The Gilstrap Family Dealerships Music on the Market!
Jun
19
City of Easley presents: The Gilstrap Family Dealerships Music on the Market! Bring Dancing Shoes, blanket or chair. Food for sale! Play area for children. Location:  Market Square Outdoor AmphitheaterWhen:  7:00 pm – 10:00 pmview event details
Mycoremediation Workshop
Jun
20
Mycoremediation Workshop This intensive all day ?hands on course will give participants the skill level they will need to provide mycoremediation services for devastated habitats around residential sites, arms commercial properties, and superfund opportunities. Location:  Mushroom MountainWhen:  9:00 am – 5:00 pmview event details
Singer/Songwriter Day at Hagood Mill
Jun
20
Singer/Songwriter Day at Hagood Mill Upstate of South Carolina has many talented and original songwriters who are creating the folk music of tomorrow. This is the day that we salute these wonderful musicians. Music starts at 12:00 noon. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 4:00 pmview event details
New Dixie Storm in Concert
Jun
20
New Dixie Storm in Concert Contact City of Pickens for more details Location:  Historic Pickens AmphitheaterWhen:  7:00 pm – 10:00 pmview event details
Ancient Forms, Modern Minds: Contemporary Cherokee Ceramics
Jun
25
Aug
20
Ancient Forms, Modern Minds: Contemporary Cherokee Ceramics Celebrating both tradition and contemporary innovation in one of the oldest, ongoing ceramic traditions in the world, This exhibit focuses on the works of 11 contemporary Cherokee potters. Organized and curated by the Asheville Art Museum Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  9:00 am – 5:00 pmview event details
Surfaces and Spaces: Photography Works of Cecelia Feld & Bruce Schlein
Jun
25
Aug
20
Surfaces and Spaces: Photography Works of Cecelia Feld & Bruce Schlein Highlighting a shared interest in what people write on pavements, walls and fences; acts of mark making the images will focus on how we engage with our environment and how light sources transform that scene. Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  9:00 am – 5:00 pmview event details
Earth Skills - Creating Fire: Part 2
Jun
27
Earth Skills - Creating Fire: Part 2 This class will empower you with the knowledge and skills to identify and gather fire-making materials. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  9:00 am – 4:30 pmregister now
YAMS in Concert
Jun
27
YAMS in Concert Contact City of Pickens for more details Location:  Historic Pickens AmphitheaterWhen:  7:00 pm – 10:00 pmview event details

July 2015

City of Easley & Gilstrap Family Dealerships Celebrate America Festival
Jul
3
Jul
4
City of Easley & Gilstrap Family Dealerships Celebrate America Festival The city's Celebrate America is one of its oldest and largest festivals. Location:  Old Market SquareWhen:  2:00 pm – 4:00 pmview event details
4th of July Celebration
Jul
4
4th of July Celebration Contact City of Pickens for more details Location:  Historic Pickens AmphitheaterWhen:  7:00 pm – 10:00 pmview event details
Paper Making Workshop with Eliza A. H. Lord
Jul
11
Paper Making Workshop with Eliza A. H. Lord This class will learn hands-on how to make paper in a variety of ways, including how the original recyclers turned old cotton cloth in to rag paper. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 1:00 pmregister now
Table Rock State Park’s Music on the Mountain
Jul
11
Table Rock State Park’s Music on the Mountain Bluegrass Jam Sessions – Table Rock State Park Lodge - Public Welcome - come enjoy the fun! Feel free to bring side dishes or snacks. Location:  Table Rock State Park LodgeWhen:  2:00 pm – 6:00 pmview event details
Marvin King & Blues Revival in Concert
Jul
11
Marvin King & Blues Revival in Concert Contact City of Pickens for more details Location:  Historic Pickens AmphitheaterWhen:  7:00 pm – 10:00 pmview event details
Banjo Extravaganza with Charles Wood.at Haood Mill
Jul
18
Banjo Extravaganza with Charles Wood.at Haood Mill Banjo Extravaganza with National Champion Banjoist Charles Wood. Music begins at 12:00 noon. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 4:00 pmview event details
Derrick Dorsey Band in Concert
Jul
18
Derrick Dorsey Band in Concert Contact City of Pickens for more details Location:  Historic Pickens AmphitheaterWhen:  7:00 pm – 10:00 pmview event details
Earth Skills - Introduction to Procuring Food and Water
Jul
25
Earth Skills - Introduction to Procuring Food and Water The purpose of this class is to familiarize you with methods of obtaining food and water in a wilderness environment. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  9:00 amregister now
YAMS in Concert
Jul
25
YAMS in Concert Contact City of Pickens for more details Location:  Historic Pickens AmphitheaterWhen:  7:00 pm – 10:00 pmview event details

August 2015

The Flying Saucers in Concert  – Cruse-In & Music on Main Event
Aug
1
The Flying Saucers in Concert – Cruse-In & Music on Main Event Vehicle Registration starting at 5:30 pm Entertainment starting at 7:00 pm Special Awards plus other surprises Contact the City of Pickens for more details Location:  Historic Pickens AmphitheaterWhen:  7:00 pm – 10:00 pmview event details
Growing and Blending Your Own Tea (Herbal & Caffeinated)
Aug
8
Growing and Blending Your Own Tea (Herbal & Caffeinated) Students will learn about dozens of plants, when to harvest them, how to process them for tea, and the best recipes for dry tea blends. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 1:00 pmregister now
Table Rock State Park’s Music on the Mountain
Aug
8
Table Rock State Park’s Music on the Mountain Bluegrass Jam Sessions – Table Rock State Park Lodge - Public Welcome - come enjoy the fun! Feel free to bring side dishes or snacks Location:  Table Rock State Park LodgeWhen:  2:00 pm – 6:00 pmview event details
Jamie Wright Review in Concert
Aug
8
Jamie Wright Review in Concert Contact City of Pickens for details Location:  Historic Pickens AmphitheaterWhen:  7:00 pm – 10:00 pmview event details
Rolling Waterwheel Gospel Jubilee at Hagood Mill
Aug
15
Rolling Waterwheel Gospel Jubilee at Hagood Mill This event salutes our religious heritage with old camp meeting songs, shaped note hymns, and traditional gospel from both Black and White traditions in our area. Music starts at 12:00 noon. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 4:00 pmview event details
Splitshot in Concert
Aug
15
Splitshot in Concert Contact City of Pickens for more details Location:  Historic Pickens AmphitheaterWhen:  7:00 pm – 10:00 pmview event details
YAMS in Concert
Aug
22
YAMS in Concert Contact City of Pickens for more details Location:  Historic Pickens AmphitheaterWhen:  7:00 pm – 10:00 pmview event details

September 2015

Third Annual Dacusville Farm Show
Sep
5
Sep
6
Third Annual Dacusville Farm Show Held yearly on Labor Day weekend in September, this event has antique farm & tractors, hayrides, kid zone, antique demostrations, food, arts & crafts, classic cars, and steam engines. All day fun for everyone!Dacusville Farm Show is sponsored by Dacusville Heritage Association. Location:  Dacusville Farm ShowWhen:  8:00 am – 6:00 pmview event details
Water Media by Jo Ann Taylor at Pickens County Museum
Sep
10
Nov
12
Water Media by Jo Ann Taylor at Pickens County Museum A signature member of the International Louisiana Watercolor Society and many others, Jo Ann Taylor says that Plein Air Painting is one of her joys but that every day she paints in the studio using her “Mind’s Eye”. Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  9:00 am – 5:00 pmview event details
Upstate South Carolina Printmakers Atelier at Pickens County Museum
Sep
10
Nov
12
Upstate South Carolina Printmakers Atelier at Pickens County Museum An exhibition of the Upstate South Carolina Printmakers Atelier portfolio of original prints in a variety of print media including lithography, intaglio, relief, screen-print and collograph. Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  9:00 am – 5:00 pmview event details
Surviving on the Winter Homestead Workshop with Eliza A. H. Lord
Sep
12
Surviving on the Winter Homestead Workshop with Eliza A. H. Lord This hands-on, all-day class will teach students the basics of preparing for the winter on a homestead. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 4:00 pmregister now
Table Rock State Park’s Music on the Mountain
Sep
12
Table Rock State Park’s Music on the Mountain Bluegrass Jam Sessions – Table Rock State Park Lodge - Public Welcome - come enjoy the fun! Feel free to bring side dishes or snacks. Location:  Table Rock State Park LodgeWhen:  2:00 pm – 6:00 pmview event details
South Carolina State Fiddling' Championship at Hagood Mill
Sep
19
South Carolina State Fiddling' Championship at Hagood Mill There will be cash prizes for competition in senior and junior fiddle categories as well as olde time banjo, "Wildcat Open" and Old Time string band. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 4:00 pmregister now

October 2015

Foraging, Cooking, and Preserving Wild Mushrooms - Eliza A. H. Lord
Oct
3
Foraging, Cooking, and Preserving Wild Mushrooms - Eliza A. H. Lord Students will learn how to use spore prints and dichotomous keys in order to be absolutely certain they are eating the correct mushroom. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 12:00 pmregister now
Historical Halloween Treats with Eliza A. H. Lord
Oct
3
Historical Halloween Treats with Eliza A. H. Lord Students will take home their turnip lanterns and a printed recipe booklet. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  1:00 pm – 4:00 pmregister now
Table Rock State Park’s Music on the Mountain
Oct
10
Table Rock State Park’s Music on the Mountain Bluegrass Jam Sessions – Table Rock State Park Lodge - Public Welcome - come enjoy the fun! Feel free to bring side dishes or snacks. Location:  Table Rock State Park LodgeWhen:  2:00 pm – 6:00 pmview event details
Annual Storytelling Festival at Hagood Mill
Oct
17
Annual Storytelling Festival at Hagood Mill The hills around the Hagood Mill will echo with the whispers, howls ‘n hollers of some of the Southeast’s best storytellers sharing bits about all sorts of folks, funnies, cultures and places. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 4:00 pmview event details
City of Easley & Gilstrap Family Dealerships Children's Fall Festival
Oct
31
City of Easley & Gilstrap Family Dealerships Children's Fall Festival Come trick or treat with the downtown Merchants and then join us for a fun filled festival Location:  Old Market SquareWhen:  4:00 pm – 8:00 pmview event details

November 2015

Wild Fermented Foods Part 1 with Eliza A. H. Lord
Nov
7
Wild Fermented Foods Part 1 with Eliza A. H. Lord Learn 2 historical mountain recipes using traditional crocks and one eastern introduction. Pound cabbage into sauerkraut, salt gherkins into sour pickles, and brew tea to make Chinese kombucha. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 1:00 pmregister now
Wild Fermented Foods 101 Part 2 with Eliza A. H. Lord
Nov
7
Wild Fermented Foods 101 Part 2 with Eliza A. H. Lord We will continue with our hands-on fermenting class from the morning session. Apple cider vinegar was a valuable ingredient on the homestead and most people made it themselves. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  2:00 pm – 5:00 pmregister now
Table Rock State Park’s Music on the Mountain
Nov
14
Table Rock State Park’s Music on the Mountain Bluegrass Jam Sessions – Table Rock State Park Lodge - Public Welcome - come enjoy the fun! Feel free to bring side dishes or snacks. Location:  Table Rock State Park LodgeWhen:  2:00 pm – 6:00 pmview event details
Native American Festival at Hagood Mill
Nov
21
Native American Festival at Hagood Mill This event celebrates our Native American heritage. A number of groups from Catawba to Cherokee are represented, including individuals born and raised here as well as those who have more recently made South Carolina their home. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 4:00 pmview event details

December 2015

City of Easley & Gilstrap Family Dealerships Christmas Weekend
Dec
4
City of Easley & Gilstrap Family Dealerships Christmas Weekend Grand Illumination (lighting of he City's Christmas tree program) Location:  Downtown EasleyWhen:  6:00 pm – 8:00 pmview event details
Jim Creal: South Carolina Coastal Lithograph Project
Dec
5
Feb
11
Jim Creal: South Carolina Coastal Lithograph Project This exhibit is dependent upon project status.His South Carolina Coastal Lithograph Project consists of original, stone-drawn, hand-printed, lithographic images devoted to capturing the mood, spirit and rich diversity of South Carolina's coastal habitats. Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  9:00 am – 5:00 pmview event details
City of Easley & Gilstrap Family Dealerships Christmas Weekend
Dec
5
City of Easley & Gilstrap Family Dealerships Christmas Weekend Annual Christmas Parade, Location:  Downtown EasleyWhen:  2:00 pm – 4:00 pmview event details
Table Rock State Park’s Music on the Mountain
Dec
12
Table Rock State Park’s Music on the Mountain Bluegrass Jam Sessions – Table Rock State Park Lodge - Public Welcome - come enjoy the fun! Show the Holiday spirit and bring a covered Christmas dish to share! Location:  Table Rock State Park LodgeWhen:  11:00 am – 6:00 pmview event details
Ed Harrison Memorial Celtic Christmas at Hagood Mill
Dec
19
Ed Harrison Memorial Celtic Christmas at Hagood Mill Deep in the Appalachian soul reverbs the the lilting melodies of the Celts; the Irish, the Scots, and the Scotch- Irish ancestors of Blue Ridge Mountain folk. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 4:00 pmview event details