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05/07/2019

Weekly Update City of Darlington

Weekly Update City of Darlington

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On May 3, we wish Mr. Robert Singletary a happy retirement! After 41-1/2 years at the same location, Mr. Singletary has decided to hand the keys over and enjoy retirement. Please welcome Matt and Tori Harvey to Singletary Auto Repair Inc. and to downtown!

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We always have a lot to be thankful for, and we ask you to show your appreciation for Teachers Appreciation Week and Nurses Appreciation Week. Thank you for your devotion to our children and our community’s well-being!

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It is also National Hurricane Preparedness Week as hurricane season starts June 1. Take action now to be better prepared when the storms come our way. Info: https://www.weather.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness

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Today

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program will offer FREE Nutrition Classes to adults younger than 50 at the Darlington Library, 204 N. Main St., at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays: May 7, May 14, May 21 (Meet at Mozingo Building, 300 Russell St.), June 4, and June 11. Space is limited. Info: 843-398-4940.

City Council meets 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month except where noted (*). Dates are May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3, October 1, November 12*, and December 3.

 

Wednesday

Free Exercise Class at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at the Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St. 843-398-4030

Karaoke from 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at Darlington Elks Lodge, 836 Timmonsville Highway, Darlington. 843-393-1451

Test-n-Tune / Grudge at Darlington Dragway. Open To Any & All Race Vehicles. Info: (843) 383-0008 or http://www.darlingtondragway.com

 

Thursday

Free Exercise Class at 9 a.m. Thursdays at the Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St. 843-398-4030

Wiggles & Giggles Story Time at 10 a.m. Thursdays at Darlington Library, 204 N. Main St. 843-398-4940 ext. 305

Fahrenheit 255 will have Trivia Night with prizes and specials at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at 26 Public Square.

Join Darlington Area Recreation for its Mother-Son Date Knight from 6 to 8 p.m. May 9 at Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St., Darlington. Cost is $25 per couple plus $10 for each additional child. Deadline to register is Friday, May 3. Limited to the first 100 couples.

Bingo! at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Darlington Elks Lodge, 836 Timmonsville Highway, Darlington. 843-393-1451

 

Saturday

On Saturday, May 11, the community will honor the memory of Michael Sigmon Memorial Golf Tournament & Concert at Darlington Country Club. The captain’s choice tournament will be held in two flights at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. The after party, for both golfers and non-golfers, will be held in the ballroom at 6 p.m. with live music, a selection of some of Michael’s favorite foods and a cash bar. Cost: $25 each or $40 per couple. All who play in the tournament will be given a single ticket to attend the party. The proceeds will go towards a Memorial Patio at the Darlington Country Club and a Memorial Scholarship Fund through Darlington Presbyterian Church in honor of Michael. We would like to thank Carolina Bank and Trust for being the Presenting Sponsor of this Tournament. Info: Sandy Hardee 843-307-3572, Templin Hardee 843-307-8367, or Roddy Huntley 843-616-2933.

The Darlington County Relay For Life will be held Saturday, May 11, at the Kelleytown Football Stadium from 1 to 10 p.m. in Hartsville. A Survivor’s Tent will be there for all cancer survivors and their caregiver. This year’s theme is Wave Goodbye to Cancer. Info: 843-332-6426 or 843-307-1058 

 

Sunday

Happy Mother’s Day! Call your mom, grandmother, or others who were mothers to you during your life and say THANKS!

 

Monday

The Darlington County Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. in the Training Room of the DCSD Administration Building, located at 120 E. Smith Avenue, Darlington. The Darlington County Board of Education regularly meets on the second Monday of each month. Additional meetings may be called for worksessions and information sessions. Info: http://www.dcsdschools.org/home

City of Darlington Tree Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 13, and September 30; 10 a.m. Friday, December 6; and on an as-needed basis at City Hall, 400 Pearl St.

 

Mark Your Calendars

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Darlington Presbyterian Church will host college-age students on Friday, May 17, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Purple Fish Coffee Company, 110 W. Hampton St., for free food, fellowship, praise, and worship. After this kickoff event on the 17th, Darlington Presbyterian Church will hold a summer Bible study for college-age students (young adults who are college-age, whether they are in college or not) each Sunday night from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at The Purple Fish Coffee Company from May 19 through August. We will be studying the Book of James by Francis Chan. Info: 843-393-4851

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Central Baptist Church presents Women of GRACE Conference with Maria Owens as guest speaker on May 17-18. She will be talking about blooming where we are planted. Lindsay Barringer will be joining Ms. Owens to lead us in our time of music. Doors open Friday night at 6 p.m. with event kicking off at 7 p.m. at the church, 512 Spring St. Saturday morning begins with breakfast at 8:30 and the day's program kicks off at 9a. Lunch will be served immediately following the completion of our program. Cost is $15 and includes the conference, breakfast, and lunch. You don't want to miss this opportunity to be uplifted and renewed. Info: 843-393-8581 or cbcdarlington@bellsouth.net

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The Darlington Library is excited to announce its first Comic Con from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the library, 204 N. Main St. This event is free and open to the public. Vendors, local artist, kids & teen cosplay contests, bake sales, free kids crafts and activities, and special guest appearances! Call 843-398-4940 for more information.

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Mechanicsville Baptist Church invites you to join them on May 26 during Worship as our Children’s Ministry leads Worship for Kid’s Day at the church, 2364 Cashua Ferry Road, Darlington. They will be taking up a special offering to go towards updating the playground after this service. Info: (843) 393-1029 or www.mbcdarlington.com

The South Carolina 4-H Sporting Clays Tournament will be held on May 31 at the National Wildlife Turkey Federation Palmetto Shooting Complex in Edgefield. Funds raised are used to provide opportunities for South Carolina youth to participate in premier national 4-H events including National 4-H Congress and National 4-H Conference as well as our educational scholarships. Go to www.clemson.edu/4h and click on Event Registration link to register.  

 

Upcoming Summer Camps

Darlington Volleyball Camp: June 17-20, from 9 to 11 a.m. daily at A.W. Stanley Gym on Magnolia Street. Register at Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St. Cost: $25. Deadline June 14 to receive a t-shirt. Info: 843-398-4030

Darlington Football Camp: June 24-27, from 5 to 7 p.m. daily at Darlington High School stadium on Spring Street. Register at Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St. Cost: $25. Deadline June 20 to receive a t-shirt. Info: 843-398-4030

SC 4-H Summer Camp at Camp Long in Aiken June 16 at 3pm - June 20 at 1pm $280 for current 4-Hers, $290 for non-members (military discount available) Ages 7-14. Limited space. Deadline May 31. Topics include leadership, science, and healthy lifestyles plus swimming, canoeing, high adventure elements, nature hikes, team sports, shooting sports, games, skits, campfires, dance, and talent show. A limited number of scholarships for first-time campers who meet financial need requirements are available. For more information or to register for camp, contact the Darlington County 4-H office at 843-393-0484 ext. 116.

SC 4-H Summer Camp at Camp Cooper in Summerton July 21 at 3pm – July 25 at 1pm $290 for current 4-H members, $300 for non-members (military discount available) Ages 7-14. Space limited. Deadline July 5. Topics include agriculture, horses, and natural resources plus swimming, canoeing, high adventure elements, natural resources. A limited number of scholarships for first-time campers who meet financial need requirements are available. For more information or to register for camp, contact the Darlington County 4-H office at 843-393-0484 ext. 116.

 

Become a Member!

Join the DDRA and show your support for our community. Download the Membership Application here. Members can share news about your business or organization by giving us a call, 843-992-1561, or sending us an email, info@buildupdarlington.org, and we will feature yours news on our site and distribute it through our News Alert system via text and email to people interested in Darlington as well as TV stations, radio stations, and newspapers. We can come take a photo or use what you already have. This allows you to share employee recognitions, new products, sales, special hours and events, and more – all as a benefit of being a member of the Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association!

If you are already a member, please make sure to submit any updates to your businesses’ Map Location Form to info@buildupdarlington.org.

To have your event listed on our websites, please email info@buildupdarlington.org or call 843-398-4000 x 103 by the week prior to your event.

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