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07/22/2019

Weekly Update City of Darlington

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Congratulations to our Darlington County Junior boys for winning the state this weekend! They defeated Irmo 12-2 to advance to the Southeast Regional in Florida! Congratulations guys!

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Everyone is invited to come out to the Cruise In and Bringing Downtown Alive! Concert downtown from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday on Pearl Street and Liberty Lane. Free admission to hear The Rick Strickland Band. Cruise In provided by Darlington Cruisers. Free Pepsi products thanks to Pepsi of Florence. Other sponsors include the City of Darlington; Wilson Senior Care; and Cumulus Broadcasting Radio Stations, The Fox 102.1, Magic 94.3, The Fan 100.1, and Q100.5. Food vendors. Merchandise vendors.

  

Tuesday

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

Girl Scout Troop 219 invites you to the new park to play and learn about scouting from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at the Hampton Street Park. Troop is accepting girls in grades 5K through grade 6. Info: 843-409-5755

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

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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Win your choice of an AR15 Carbine / AR15 Pistol, or $500 cash during the Pee Dee Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #25 raffle at Darlington Country Club on July 25. 1st Prize - Choice of Carbine or Pistol. 2nd Prize - Winner of the other gun. Option to take $500 cash. Tickets are $5 each or five tickets for $20. Drawing July 25. Info: www.peedeefop.org.

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

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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.

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Well known for excellence in songwriting, singing, musical artistry, originality and high energy performances, The Rick Strickland Band captivates audiences of all ages with feel good music that speaks to the heart. The heartbeat of RSB features the awarding winning music and showmanship of Myrtle Beach based singers, songwriters, & entertainers Rick Strickland and Lesa Hudson – originally a Darlington girl – and their arsenal of  No. 1 Beach & Shag music radio hits including:  Something Smooth, So Do I, One Step Closer, She Can’t Fix Grits, Party Til The Break Of Dawn, Bubba White, and more recent hits Every Now And Then, I’m Hungover, When You Look At Me, Amazingly Amazing, Get Your Feet On The Floor and so many more! But RSB is far from the typical "beach band." Their impressive original song playlist covers the gamut in musical styles including Classic R&B Soul, Classic Rock, old school Funk, and a splash of Country, guaranteed to please audiences of all preferences! Their unique styles, passion for music and winning personalities sets them apart from the rest.  Rick & Lesa are recipients of 19 Carolina Beach Music Awards (CBMA) and have been recognized with over 120 CBMA nominations for their musical contributions to the music industry. Additionally, Lesa is a four-time nominee in the Inspirational Country Awards held annually in Nashville, Tenn. 

Check them out Thursday 7 to 10 p.m. in downtown Darlington!

The Rick Strickland Band is revered as one of the top bands in the industry and is proudly distinguished as the only band in the market to successfully compose, produce and perform 100% of their own original music. The band boasts an impressive collective resume having performed with international recording acts including Billy Joe Royal, The Drifters, Joe South, The Shirelles and Ray Stevens, and have performed at some of the nation’s most legendary venues.

 

Friday

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

Mayo High School Alumni Association will hold a Homecoming Celebration Saturday, July 27, in the meeting room of the American Legion Post 210. Entry fee is $10 for vehicles, horses, and the like in the homecoming parade and $5 for pedestrians in the parade. Admission to the Tailgate Party is $5. Reserved space is $25 per class. For vendors, the fee is $100 for the entire weekend. Tickets to the All White Extravaganza Homecoming Dance cost $30 in advance. Info: Keyda V. Jones, MHSAA president, keyda.jones@gmail.com

The Darlington Branch of the NAACP will hold a meet and greet event on Saturday, July 27, in honor of its 100th anniversary beginning at 5 p.m. at the Darlington County Cultural Realism Center, 302 Pearl St. The NAACP is built on the collective courage of thousands of people of all races, nationalities, and faiths united in one premise – that all men and women are created equal.

 

Sunday

REACH: DPC College and Careers Ministry. Join Darlington Presbyterian Church each Sunday for a weekly young adult Bible study for college age young adults each from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. each week at The Purple Fish Coffee Company, 110 W. Hampton St., Darlington.

Have an amazing encounter with Jesus during Central Baptist Church’s VBS July 28-30 at the church, 512 Spring St., Darlington. Register online at www.cbcdarlington.com

 

Mark Your Calendars

DDRA Monthly Members Breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Taki’s Diner, 609 Pearl St. Free for members and $5 for others. Come eat a delicious meal, learn about our programs, and connect with fellow businesses.

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Summer 2019 Activities

The Gandy Pool will be open 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. The pool is available to rent for parties by calling 843-665-4244

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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

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)

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Miss Darlington USA or Miss Darlington Teen USA

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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.

 

Become a Member!

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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!

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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