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06/10/2019

Weekly Update City of Darlington

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The Darlington Cruisers present The Drive-In at Joe’s Grill on Saturday, June 15, at Siskron and Russell Streets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission.

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Find out what’s new at the Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County at its new Facebook page.

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New vendor applications (Food or Retail) for the Bringing Downtown Alive! Free Concerts. Event dates are Thursday, June 27 (Radio Vibe); Thursday, July 25 (The Rick Strickland Band on its 10th Anniversary Tour); Friday, August 30 (The Bonding Company); and Thursday, September 26 (Community Karaoke Party).

 

Today

The Darlington County Board of Education regularly meets on the second Monday of each month at 6 pm in the Training Room of the DCSD Administration Building, located at 120 E. Smith Avenue, Darlington. Info: http://www.dcsdschools.org/home

Summer Meal Program runs June 10 through August 2, Monday through Friday, at Kingdom Seekers Holiness Church, 124 Jordan St., AND at Temple Christian Church, 1660 N. Governor Williams Highway. Breakfast will be at 8:30 a.m. with lunch at noon. Info: 843-634-3214

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Farm Fresh Faith will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. June 9 through June 13 at Freedom Baptist Church, 1416 Lamar Highway. Free Vacation Bible School and Supper. Info: 843-393-8047

 

Tuesday

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A Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesdays June 11 through July 23 at Darlington Library, 204 N. Main St. June 11: Space Adventure. Free. Info: 843-398-4940.

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 Tuesday, June 11. Space is limited. Info: 843-398-4940.

Joe's Grill will have 50-Cent Wing Night for supper at 306 Russell St. Dine-In only.

Tenampa Mexican Restaurant will hold Taco Tuesday for lunch and supper at 40 Public Square. $1 crunchy beef or chicken tacos and various drink specials.

 

Wednesday

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

The City of Darlington will open the Gandy Pool for the season on Wednesday, June 12. Hours will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., weather permitting, on Wednesdays through Saturdays at 115 Gary St. The pool is open to the public, and the cost is $1 for the day. There will be an opening ceremony to dedicate the pool improvements at 10 a.m.

Movie Matinee will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesdays through July 23 at Darlington Library, 204 N. Main St. Free. Info: 843-398-4940.

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

 

Thursday

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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

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

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

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Fahrenheit 225 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

Break the Chains of Addiction at the CARES confidential Addiction Support group at 7 p.m. every Thursday at Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St. All are welcome. Free. Info: Mark Parker 843-250-4298 or Kristy Wynn 843-601-3645

 

Friday

The Pee Dee Coalition will hold its Inaugural Clays for a Cause clay shoot at Moree’s Sportsman’s Preserve on Friday, June 14. Registration. Flyer. Each shooter will enjoy a morning of shooting a total of 100 clays on a 14-station course while supporting the mission and vision of Pee Dee Coalition. For over 30 years, it has been the vision of Pee Dee Coalition to create a safer, more compassionate community. We are a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the reduction of sexual assault, family violence, and child abuse and to the needs of our victims. Learn more about Pee Dee Coalition and our programs and services by visiting www.peedeecoalition.org.

Joe's Grill will have Steak Night for supper at 306 Russell St.

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Live music at the Purple Fish Coffee Company from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. every Friday night at 110 W. Hampton St.

 

Saturday

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The Darlington Cruisers present The Drive-In at Joe’s Grill on Saturday, June 15, at Siskron and Russell Streets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission.

 

Sunday

Happy Father’s Day!

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

Annual Community Changers Camp runs from June 16-21. Info: 843-393-1029.

 

Monday

Join In the Wild Vacation Bible School from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 17-21 at FWB Bible Church, 316 Orange St.

 

Mark Your Calendars

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church is having an Alzheimer’s Walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 22. Registration starts at 7 o’clock. Info: 843-453-9331 or 843-393-6361

 

Southern Regional Gospel Music Association will hold a concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at The Music Hall, 1945 Harry Byrd Hwy.

Nucor Steel will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in South Carolina from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26. RSVP by June 14 to NSSC50@nucor.com or 843-393-5841

Operation Arctic Vacation Bible School will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 23-27 at First Baptist Church, 216 S. Main St. Register at darlingtonfbc.com.

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Radio Vibe will continue the Bringing Downtown Alive! Free Concert Series from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, June 27, on Pearl Street at Liberty Lane. Includes Classic Car Show thanks to the Darlington Cruisers. Free admission. Vendor spaces available. The series continues of the fourth Thursday of the month through Sept. 26. Info: 843-992-1561

 

FREE Family Movie Night showing the film “Run The Race” will be held on Sunday, June 30, at Mechanicsville Baptist Church, 2364 Cashua Ferry Road. Meet at 4:45 p.m. for refreshments, and the movie will start at 5 o’clock. All are invited to join us. Info: http://www.mbcdarlington.com

Freedom Fest June 29

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Summer Camps

  • Summer Basketball League - Ages 7 to 16 - Register by June 13 - Cost $25
  • DHS Cheer Camp - Ages 4 and older - June 10 through June 14 at AWS
  • Dance Camp - Ages 3 to 10 - June 11 through June 17 - Register with Patsy Hathcock 843-393-4766
  • DHS Football Camp - Ages 7 to 14 - 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 24 through June 27 - Register by June 20
  • DHS Soccer Camp - Ages 5 to rising 8th graders - 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 24 through June 27 - Register by June 20
  • 1 Darlington Volleyball Camp 2019.JPGVolleyball Camp - Ages 7 to 11 - 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 17 through June 20 - Register by June 14

  • The City of Darlington also will offer free swimming lessons June 25 through June 27 (with Friday as a rain date), from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the pool. These lessons are sponsored by the City of Darlington for ages 5 to 18. Info: Lillian Brunson at 843-393-7233. 
  • 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.

 

Summer 2019 Recreation Activities

A.W. “Man” Stanley Gym - 100 Magnolia St. (AWS)

  • Mondays - Math, Reading & Writing - 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesdays - Kickball, Soccer, Arts & Crafts - 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesdays - Math, Reading & Writing - 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursdays - Educational and Inspirational Speakers - 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Fridays - Movie Day at Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Children will need to turn in a signed permission slip two days prior to ride the bus from A.W. Stanley to go to the rec center.
  • Daily - Basketball Free Play - 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for ages 14 and older

Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center - 300 Sanders St. (HBC)

  • Mondays - Organized Free Play - Dodgeball, Volleyball, Arts & Crafts, Board Games - 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays - Basketball Free Play - 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for ages 13 and younger
  • Wednesdays - Organized Free Play - Dodgeball, Volleyball, Arts & Crafts, Board Games - 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays - Basketball Free Play - 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for ages 13 and younger
  • Fridays - Movie Day - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Snack packs available for purchase ($2)

 

Miss Darlington USA or Miss Darlington Teen USA

The Miss Darlington USA and Miss Darlington Teen USA pageants will be held for the first time ever on August 17th at Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School at 7 p.m. The winners will represent the City of Darlington at the 2020 Miss South Carolina USA and Miss South Carolina Teen USA pageants held in North Charleston on November 22-23, 2019. Contestants. Sponsors. Registration.

 

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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!

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