Community Service Guide

Our Community

The following is a list of local community and service organizations in the greater Clemson area, or within a 50 mile radius. Contact names and phone numbers are given, as well as a brief descriptions. (Unless specified, the area code is 864.)

Art

CAST (The Clemson Area StoryTellers Guild) promotes and celebrates the art of storytelling. Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month (Dec. TBD) 7:00 pm, The Arts Center, 212 Butler St., Clemson to share stories. Contact 864-653-4932.

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY PERFORMING ARTS Contact 864-231-2000 for more information.

THE ARTS CENTER is located at 212 Butler Street in Clemson, South Carolina 29631 (at the Calhoun Bridge Center formerly known as Morrison Annex). Please call the office for current hours and information (864-633-5051)

The BLUE RIDGE ARTS CENTER is open Weekdays 1:00-5:00 pm, Saturdays 12:00-3:00 pm and Sundays 12:00-3:00 pm and is located at 111 East South Second Street, Seneca. For more information call 882-2722.

THE RUDOLPH LEE GALLERY is located at Lee Hall, Clemson University 9:00 am to 4:30 pm weekdays and 2:00 to 5:00 pm Sundays. For more information call 656-3883.

THE CLEMSON AREA AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS meets the 1st Monday, 7:30 pm, Seneca United Way building. Contact Horace Gravely, 638-2317 for more information.

PENDLETON DISTRICT GEM and MINERAL SOCIETY, Open to the public. Meets 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 pm Blue Ridge Art Association Seneca. Contact Lisa Kiser 885-9754 for more information.

Concerts and Drama

LITTLEJOHN COLISEUM is located on the Clemson University Campus. Please call 864-656-0619 for more information.

BROOKS CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS, located at Clemson University features concerts, on stage performances, plays, festivals, student variety series, individual tickets or package rates. For detailed information, please call 656-RSVP (7787).

THE CLEMSON LITTLE THEATRE is located in Pendleton, SC. For more information call 646-8100.

SOUTHERN WESLEYAN FINE ARTS CENTER is located at Southern Wesleyan University, Central, SC. Please call 644-5404 for more information.

ANDERSON UNIVERSITY FINE ARTS is located in Anderson at Anderson University. Monday 7:30 pm. Contact Dr. David Stern, Director of Music at (864) 231-2000 for more information.

BOB JONES UNIVERSITY FINE ARTS is located in Greenville, SC featuring Concerts and Operas. Call 242-5100 ext. 2701 for more information.

BREVARD MUSIC CENTER is located in Brevard, NC, featuring concerts, operas, and musicals, in July and August. Call (888) 384-8682 for more information.

CAROLINA YOUTH SYMPHONY is located at Furman University, Greenville, SC. Contact Lee Elmore 232-3963 for more information.

GREENVILLE SYMPHONY is located in Greenville, SC. Call 232-0344 for more information.

THE PEACE CENTER is located in Greenville, SC and features concerts, on stage performances, plays and operas. Call 1-800-888-7768 for more information.

Dancing

COTILLION DANCE CLUB Membership by referral, annual dues. Contact Pete Crowther at 654-2561 for more information.

COUNTRY DANCES 3rd Friday 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm Depot Building, Walhalla. Contact Becky & Steve Walker 638-8339 for more information.

FAIN SCHOOL OF DANCE is located at 210 Frontage Road, Clemson, SC featuring tap, ballet, point, lyrical, jazz, acrobatics, baton, and modern dance. Contact Mrs. Lou Fain at 654-1253 for more information.

THE FRED ASTAIRE SCHOOL OF DANCE is located in Greenville, SC, featuring instruction in all types of dance and for all ages and abilities. For more information call 254-0809.

UNLIMITED TALENT DANCE STUDIO is located in Seneca, SC. For more information call 885-0928.

FOOTHILLS CONSERVATORY for the PERFORMING ARTS features Call 888-0300 for more information.

FOOTHILLS DANCE SOCIETY Contact Jamie Gerber 654-6415 for more information.

FORT HILL INTERNATIONAL DANCE GROUP Every Tuesday 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Fort Hill Pres. Church. Contact Marvin Roth at 985-0486 for more information.

PAWS AND TAWS SQUARE DANCE CLUB is located at the Gignilliat Gym in Seneca, SC. Contact Mary Oxford at 882-6098 for more information. New Class every quarter.

PENDLETON SWINGERS WESTERN SQUARE DANCE CLUB is located at 102A Northwest Dr., Anderson and meets every 1st and 3rd Friday. Contact Stan and Sharon Holcombe at 224-9128 for more information.

SANCHO SALSA CULTURAL DANCE STUDIOS 103 Canoy Lane, Clemson, SC Call Ri'Char ri Sancho 634-4667.

Enrichment

CLEMSON AREA INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP (CAIF) is a community organization which coordinates hospitality and support services for foreign students, faculty and visitors in the Clemson area.  Contact Kathy Mabry 882-8141 for more information.

GREATER CLEMSON TOASTMASTER CLUB is located at Clemson Presbyterian Church, 83 Vineyard Road, Clemson. The clubs improves communications skills and meets every 1st & 3rd Wednesday 7:00 am . Contact Ansel Miller at 654-1151 for more information.

THE CLEMSON TIGERMASTER TOASTMASTER CLUB is located at the Strom Thurmond Institute, Clemson University and meets every 1st and 3rd Mondays at 5:00 pm . Contact Ellen Saltzman at 656-0219 for more information.
NEWCOMERS CLUB
New comers to Oconee and Pickens County are invited to join special interest groups – from hiking to dining out and more – as well as community links to local associations.  For further information:  ,Janet Rothstein at (917) 572-6173,

OSHER LIFE LEARNING INSTITUTE (OLLI) For more information phone 656-3311

PICKENS COUNTY SCHOOLS ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS For more information contact Mary Gaston at 855-8198.

TRI-COUNTY TECHNICAL COLLEGE is located in Pendleton, SC. Please call Trenna Metts at 882-4412 or 269-5677 ext. 1728 for more information.

ACCREDITED ONLINE COLLEGES "Resources for Accredited Online Colleges"

COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY: A Guide for Students with Disabilities

Festivals

CENTRAL RAILROAD FESTIVAL is held annually in dowtown historic  Central, SC. Call Greater Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce at 654-1200.

CLEMSONFEST is held annually on July 3rd at the Clemson University Beach and Recreation Area (formerly Y Beach). Call Greater Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce at 654-1200.

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY LITERARY FESTIVAL Call 656-3311 for more information.

PENDLETON SPRING JUBILEE is held annually on the 1st Weekend of April in Pendleton, SC.

PICNIC IN THE PARK is held annually each Wednesday in April and September at 12:00 noon at Nettles Park. For more information, call Program Director at 646-8755 ext 102.

THE OKTOBERFEST is held in Walhalla, SC. Call 638-2727 for more information.

THE SELUGADU FESTIVAL is held at Hagood Mills Historical Site and Folklife Center in Pickens, SC. For more information call 898-2936.

Foods

CLEMSON FARMERS MARKET sponsored by The City of Clemson at Patrick Square Fridays, June through November, 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm for more information call 653-2050.

UPSTATE FOOD COOPERATIVE is located 404 John Holiday Road, Six Mile. The hours of operation: Monday and Friday 10-2:00pm; Tuesday, and Thursdays 3:00-7:00pm; Saturday 10–4:00pm. Closed Wednesday and Sunday. please call 868-3105 for more information.

Gymnastics

UPSTATE GYMNASTICS, Pendleton Ages 1-1/2 through adult, co-ed. Competitive teams and non-competitive levels. Contact Maureen Williamson at 646-9420 or 646-9048 for more information.

Health Care

CLEMSON FREE CLINIC, located at 1200 Tiger Boulvard, Clemson, Wednesdays 5:30pm-8:00pm. Doctors from the Clemson Community provide medical care to less fortunate individuals with no insurance that are economically disadvantaged who live in the Clemson, Central and Pendleton area. For more information contact Bev Sevick at 654-8277.

HERITAGE ESSENTIAL MEDICAL SERVICES, located at 1011 Tiger Boulevard, Suite 400, Clemson.  M,T,Th and F 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, Wed 10:00 am - 9:00 pm, and Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.  No health insurance?  No problem, health care is provided on a sliding pay scale.  For more information: Dr Debra King at 722-0283

THE DISABILITIES DIRECTORY is designed to link with disability organizations and agencies in South Carolinas and local communities.

ONLINE COLLEGE DATA BASE: Online Learning for Students with Disabilities

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP Clemson area meets each last Friday at Pendleton Cafe. For more information contact Helmi Walker 653-8889.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: Call 1-800-468-6933.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS AND AL-ANON Oconee and Pickens Counties Please call 985-7789(24 hrs) or 885-1635 (24 hrs) for more information.

BIRTHRIGHT is a pregnancy support service. Call 654-3377 for more information

Library

CENTRAL/CLEMSON LIBRARY is located at 105 Commons Way, Central Call 639-2711.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY - Support operations of Central Clemson Regional Library. Call 639-2711 for more information.

PENDLETON TOWN LIBRARY is located on 650 Mechanic Drive, Pendleton, 646-3045.

OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY is located at 501 West South Broad Street, Walhalla, phone 638-4133.

SENECA LIBRARY is located at 300 E.S, 2nd Street, phone 882-4855.

Museum

The CLEMSON AREA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM  (CAAAM) is located in the Calhoun Bridge Center. The vision for a museum and cultural center Iis to document the accomplishments of African Americans around the Clemson area. Please call 654-2944 for more information.
THE BOB CAMPBELL GEOLOGY MUSEUM is located at The South Carolina Botanical Gardens at Clemson University, Thursday - Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Call 656-4600 for more information.

THE PICKENS COUNTY ART MUSEUM Highlights work by Upstate artists. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. 9:00-5:00 pm, Thursday 9:00-7:00 pm. Please call 898-5963 for more information.

Music

FOOTHILLS CHORALE Contact Bill Diekhoff at 287-2236 for more information.

GOLDEN CORNER BARBERSHOP CHORUS OR QUARTETS Contact Dan Coleman at 638-3001 for more information.

GREENVILLE CHORALE is located at Furman University, Mondays at 7:30 pm. Contact Kelly Groom at 235-1101 for more information.

CLEMSON RECORDER ENSEMBLE is an informal organization for anyone interested. Contact Lew Fitch at 654-4998 for more information.

SWEET ADELINES Contact Barb Potocnik at 944-9729 for more information.

UPBEATS Women's Singing Group, Contact Joyce Greer 653-7625 for more information.

Outdoor, Environmental

KEOWEE SAILING CLUB For more information, contact Commodore Carl Fortson at 885-9050.

SIERRA CLUB Foothills Group, South Carolina Chapter, meets the 1st Tuesday 7:30pm at Clemson Unitarian Church. For more information, contact Linda Taft 647-7395 or Tom Manning 646-5171.

WESTERN CAROLINA SAILING CLUB For more information, contact Commodore John Kreidler at 228-0443.

Political, Humanitarian, Support

CLEMSON COMMUNITY CARE is a volunteer social service and food bank Monday through Friday, 9:00-1:00 p.m. Contact Karen Ellers at 653-4460 for more information.

CLEMSON DOWNS VOLUNTEERS Contact Sybil Fanning at 654-5632 for more information.

CLEMSON KENNEL CLUB meets every 2nd Wednesday, 7:30pm Central Clemson Library. Contact Jenny Durance at 296-3044 for more information.

CONCERNED CITIZENS FOR ANIMALS services Greenville and Pickens Counties and sponsors low cost spay/neiter programs/animal welfare projects. 2nd Thursday 7:00 pm Central-Clemson Regional Library. Contact Kim Ledford at 243-4222 for more information.

FOOTHILLS HUMANE SOCIETY Animal Shelter, Five Forks Road, Liberty. Please call 843-9693 for more information.

GOLDEN CORNER ANIMAL GUARDIANS, INC. assist you with pet adoptions, lost and found. Contact Ken 647-8143. Foster homes call Jackie 882-4602.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY for Pickens County, please call 855-2926.

JEWISH COMMUNITY of the FOOTHILLS Contact 944-7171.

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS of the Clemson area is open to all of voting age. Contact Holley Ulbrich 654-6828 for more information.

LITTLEJOHN COMMUNITY CENTER offers Club Edge Academic Enrichment Center, Adult Ed/GED, ESL Classes, and Adult Quilting please contact 653-3835 for more information.

MEALS-ON-WHEELS is open to anyone and is located at Clemson First Baptist Church, please call 654-2344 for more information.

OCONEE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY Please contact Ken Campbell at (864) 638-2569 or Headquarters at 888-8400 for more information.

OCONEE COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER 925 Sandifer Blvd. Seneca, SC Monday-Friday 10-5:00pm. Animal Control Concern Monday-Friday 10-5:00pm Call (864) 882-4719.

OCONEE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY, Spay/Neuter service available.

OCONEE COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY Contact Ed Rumsy 888-3700 Party Headquarters 888-2001.

OCONEE VOLUNTEER AND INFORMATION SERVICE Volunteers and referrals for all county service agencies. Please contact Kathleen Grant 882-8889 for more information.

PATRIOT'S HALL ASSOC. Promoting Veterans museum for Oconee County. Contact Charlie Butts 903-4009.

PICKENS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY: Contact Michael Kiger - Party Chair at (864) 838-8963 or (864) 650-2012.

PICKENS COUNTY REGISTRATION & ELECTIONSRodney Allen, Director (864) 898-5948

PICKENS COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY Contact: Phillip Bowers - Party Chair at 864-868-2789 for more information.

SAFE HARBOR 24 hour crisis 1-800-291-2139 or 261-3228 or 261-3633 for more information.

WORK LINK SC Works Clemson Comprehensive Center at East Park, 1376 Tiger Blvd Suite 102 Clemson, SC 29631, 864-643-0071