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05/13/2019

Weekly Update City of Darlington

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The Bout Time Band will kick off the Bringing Downtown Alive! Concert series on Thursday, May 23, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Liberty Lane and Pearl Street. Enjoy an evening of music with friends. Children’s area, vendors, etc. Free admission. #darlingtonpride #ddraSC

 

Today

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 has been RESCHEDULED for 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 3, and September 30; 10 a.m. Friday, December 6; and on an as-needed basis at the City Administration Building, 410 Pearl St.

 

Tuesday

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

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 14, May 21 (Meet at Mozingo Building, 300 Russell St.), June 4, and June 11. Space is limited. Info: 843-398-4940.

The Williamson Park Committee meeting for May 14 has been cancelled. The next meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St.

 

Wednesday

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

City of Darlington Beautification Board meets at 5 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month with no meeting in July or December. Dates are May 15, June 19, August 21, September 18, October 16, and November 20.

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

Darlington County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 8 a.m. quarterly at the Courthouse Annex / EMS building, 1625 Harry Byrd Highway. Dates for 2019 are Feb. 21, May 16, Aug. 15, and Nov. 21.

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

City Council meets at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, at City Hall for a budget work session.

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

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

 

Friday

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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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

 

Saturday

 

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.

Join us on Saturday, May 18, from 3:00pm-6:30pm at Dargan Farms, 1301 S. Charleston Road, for the Pee Dee Land Trust Family Picnic as we celebrate the connection between the land in the Pee Dee Watershed and its people. Attendees of all ages will enjoy live music, delicious food, cold beverages, visiting with farm animals, hayrides, games and sweet treats from the ice cream truck. Strawberries will also be available to purchase (pick your own or already freshly picked). Tickets must be purchased in advance. $15 adult PDLT members, $25 adult non-members, $10 ages 6-18 and under 6 are free. Please visit the PDLT website for tickets at www.peedeelandtrust.org/news-events/upcoming-events.

 

Sunday

Training for Pickle Ball at 2 p.m. at the Bill Cain Tennis Center at the corner of Orange and Liberty Streets.

 

Monday

Recreation Trip to Charleston Tea Plantation leaves at 10 a.m. Cost: $30. Lunch on your own. Return by 7 p.m. Info: 843-398-4030

The Board of Directors of the Darlington County Water & Sewer Authority will meet in the Conference Room at 131 Industrial Way, Darlington, at 5 p.m. on the following dates: May 20, June 17, July 15, Aug. 19, Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, and Dec. 16.

Darlington County Soil & Water Conservation District Board meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month in the Clemson Extension Kitchen at 300 Russell St., Room 207. Open to the public. Info: 843-393-0483

 

Mark Your Calendars

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

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The City of Darlington will dedicate the Our Pat Building in memory of Chief James C. (Jim) Stone at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at the property on Cashua Street.

City and County offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27.

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.  

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The Darlington Cruisers present The Drive-In at Joe’s Grill on Saturday, June 15, at Siskron and Russell Streets.

 

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.

 

Darlington Recreation Ongoing Activities

  • Karate – Josh Beavers 843-992-3751 or 843-610 0937
  • Boxing – Larry Frazier 843-992-3751
  • Double Dutch – Jackie Dubose 843-596-7779
  • Seasonal Athletics – Brantley Jett 843-398-4030
  • Program Director – Crystal Gibson 843-398-4030
  • Lake Darpo Rental – 843-398-4030
  • Free Exercise and Walking at Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St.

 

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