• The Hole Truth Book Club meets at 6 p.m. at the Powdersville Branch Library, 4 Civic Court in Powdersville, to discuss Pat Conroy’s South of the Broad.
• Palmetto Medical Research Associates holds its sixth annual Patient Appreciation Picnic at 11 a.m. at 201 South B Street in Easley. Call 307-1300 for more information.
• The Founders Day Music Festival is held from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Pickens Amphitheater. Visit www.historicpickens.com for more information.
• The Arts Council of Pickens County meets at 2:30 p.m. at Starving Artist Cafe, 114 NW Main St. in Easley. The group is open to those wanting to build support for the arts. Visit artscouncilofpickens.wix.com for more information.
• Easley resident DeVaughn Rosendahl holds a book signing from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Golden Corral, 106 Southern Railway in Easley, for her book The Naked Truth.
• The Eastern Pickens County Crime Watch hosts a meeting at 7 p.m. at Antioch United Methodist Church, 115 Antioch Church Road in Easley. Anyone interested in participating on the EPC Crime Watch or helping organize/lead a crime watch are encouraged to attend.
• The Parenting Place hosts the Pickens County Ministers Cook-Off from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Easley Church of God, 511 W. Main St. Community churches will feature signature dishes at $1 per taste. Email [email protected] to sign up.
• Steppin It Up Coalition meets from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Cannon Memorial Hospital, 123 W.G. Acker Drive in Pickens, in the Acker Board Room. Visit www.SteppinItUpPickens.org for more information. The meeting is open to anyone interested in educating youth on the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and drug use.
• The LEGO Club meets at the Powdersville Branch Library, 4 Civic Court in Powdersville, at 3:30 p.m.
• 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.
• MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers birth-K4) meets at 9:30 a.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 9813 Anderson Road in Piedmont. Meetings include brunch, special speakers, group time and more. A nursery is provided.
• The Clemson Sertoma Club meets at noon the first and third Tuesday of each month at the University Inn, 1310 Tiger Blvd. in Clemson. New members and visitors are welcome. Call Randy Shaw at 864-423-5469 for more information.
• The Pickens Rotary Club meets from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. each Wednesday at Pickens Presbyterian Church.
• Volunteer orientation sessions for Pickens County Meals on Wheels programs are held at 1:30 p.m. each Thursday at the McKissick Center for Senior Wellness, 349 Edgemont Ave. Contact Marsha Robertson at 864-855-3770, ext. 5, send an email to [email protected] or visit www.pcmow.org for more information.
Outside Pickens County
The Art Gallery on Pendleton Square, 102-A E. Main St. in Pendleton, showcases jewelry artist Barbara Rizzo from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 9.
The Native Plant Society holds a sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 1 through Oct. 3 at Miller and Kitty Putnam’s greenhouse, 180 Lakeside Drive in Greenville. The selection will include herbaceous perennials, grasses, vines, and some shrubs and trees.
The Greenville Council of Garden Clubs holds its annual fall festival and plant sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3 on the grounds of the Kilgore-Lewis House, 560 N. Academy St. in Greenville. Demonstrations will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 864-232-3020, send an email to [email protected] or visit www.kilgore-lewis.org for more information.
Carrot Tops on Keowee, a festival for redheads and all who love them, is held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 17 at Hidden Cove at Lake Keowee, 150 Keowee Marina Drive in Seneca. The festival and parking are free. A group photo will be taken around 4 p.m. A $20 donation is required to take part in the carrot cake competition. Send an email to [email protected] for an application. Call Shelly at 864-901-5428 or send an email to [email protected] for more information.
The 2015 Wags and Whiskers Gala, benefiting the Oconee Humane Society, is held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 22 at The Club at Keowee Key. Tickets are $50 per person. A table for 10 can be reserved for $550. Send an email to [email protected] or call 864-944-8746 for more information or to order tickets.
Walnut Grove Plantation hosts an historic firearm show from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 2 under the pavilion featuring Revolutionary War re-enactors displaying authentic and replica historic firearms. Admission is $5 per person and $50 per firearm appraisal. All firearms will be inspected and must be empty.
Walnut Grove Plantation hosts Festifall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 3 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 4. Admission is $10 for ages 18 and over, $5 for ages 5 to 17. Festifall turns the 1767 homestead into a living colonial village.
Community Calendar items can be submitted in writing to P.O. Box 709, Easley, S.C. 29641; in person at 714 S. Pendleton St., Suite D; via fax to 864-855-6825; or via email at [email protected] Call 864-855-0355 for more information. Items run on a space-available basis.