Weekly Update City of Darlington
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, Classic Car Show, and more. Free admission. #darlingtonpride #ddraSC Sponsors, retail vendor and food vendor spots available.
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 21 (Meet at Mozingo Building, 300 Russell St.), June 4, and June 11. Space is limited. Info: 843-398-4940.
Free Exercise Class at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at the Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St. 843-398-4030
Crab Night every Wednesday night 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
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.
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
Bingo! at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Darlington Elks Lodge, 836 Timmonsville Highway, Darlington. 843-393-1451
Darlington County Veterans Affairs Office will hold a Veterans Appreciation Cookout from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 24, at American Legion Post 13, 1752 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington. Info: 843-398-4130
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 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.
Darlington Presbyterian Church will host college-age students 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. This summer Bible study for college-age students (young adults who are college-age, whether they are in college or not) will be held 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
City and County offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27.
Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on the courthouse grounds at the Public Square.
Mark Your Calendars
City Council meets at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, at City Hall for a budget work session.
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.
Darlington Recreation is accepting teams for the Adult Softball League for those ages 16 with parents’ permission and older. Fee is $200 and a case of league balls. Register by June 6 at Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St., Darlington. Info: 843-398-4030
Darlington Recreation is accepting teams for the Summer Basketball League for girls and boys ages 7 to 16, as of Sept. 1. Please bring birth certificate. Register by June 13 at Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St., Darlington. Info: 843-398-4030
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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