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Weekly Update City of Darlington


Congratulations Jamie Stanley! He won the Southern 500 Golf Tournament a record sixth time this weekend at the Darlington Country Club.



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It pays to be a DDRA Member! It Pays to Be a DDRA Member! Out of This World Screen Printing offers a 10% DISCOUNT for DDRA Members during August! When we support each other, we can grow stronger! Thanks to Kale Seals, owner, for his support of our downtown! DDRA Member application.



Darlington Country Club opens for Rodan & Fields Mix & Mingle from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the club, 125 Country Club Road.

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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. Dine-In only.

The Black Creek Grill at the Darlington Country Club opens for members and their guests for dining from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays at the club, 125 Country Club Road.



The next Monthly Members’ Breakfast will be 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Taki’s Diner. Cost: Free for members, $5 for others. This is a great time to share your news with other businesses and find new connections. So far, the meetings have fostered a growth of connection among businesses, service providers, and nonprofits, including between the Free Medical Clinic and PDRTA and others.

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


Mayo High School Alumni Association Annual Reunion Weekend: Starting off the events, Strong Tower Christian Ministry’s Pastor Kelsey Goodson, Class of 1989, will lead a Bible Study at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 1113 Oakland Avenue, Florence.

Crab Night every Wednesday night at Darlington Elks Lodge, 836 Timmonsville Highway, Darlington. 843-393-1451



The Rotary Club of Darlington meets at noon on Thursdays at the Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road.

Meet with U.S. Rep. Tom Rice’s staff during Mobile Office Hours from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, August 29 at City Hall, 400 Pearl St.

The Darlington Country Club Sundowners meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at the club, 125 Country Club Road.


Celebrate Race Week in Darlington beginning with Racefest Party on the Public Square at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, with Lil’ Rusty performing live!

Mayo High School Alumni Association Annual Reunion Weekend: Meet & Greet other alumni at the Mayo High School’s new Conference Center from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29. For more information, contact Keyda V. Jones at keyda.jones@gmail.com or at 704-768-9744

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


Fahrenheit 225 will have Trivia Night with prizes and specials at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at 26 Public Square.

Junior Chef Fun Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m. for girls grades 5K - 8th at Coach T.B. Thomas Sports Center, Hartsville. Cost: $20 per session Chefs in this academy will learn the basics of meal preparation, safety, dining etiquette and healthy eating in our Girls U kitchen. Each session they will learn how to cook up something and enjoy or share with their friends.



Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation presents its fifth anniversary of Dream Flights in Darlington at Branhams Airport, 757 Branhams Airport Road, on Friday, Aug. 30, as part of the Bojangles Southern 500 Race Weekend. The 1940 World War II Boeing Stearman open cockpit plane will be on display. Eight veterans have been selected to take a 30- to 40-minute flight in this vintage aircraft.


On Friday, check out the Bonding Company performing live on Pearl Street and Liberty Lane during the DDRA’s Bringing Downtown Alive! Free Concert from 7 to 10 p.m. PDRTA will shuttle fans from the track to downtown from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. for the event. A group of disparate individuals coming together to form close-knit relationships over a shared love of music: That's a Bonding Company. Music that frees the soul and spirit from imprisonment and bondage: That's a Bonding Company. Come check out this company at the next Cruise In and Bringing Downtown Alive! Concert downtown from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, August 30, on Pearl Street and Liberty Lane. Free admission. 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. Retail vendors. Food vendors.

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


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.

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Mayo High School Alumni Association Annual Reunion Weekend: Enjoy an ALL WHITE EXTRAVAGANZA Homecoming Dance at Florence-Darlington Technical College’s SIMT, 1951 Pisgah Road, from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30. Event includes Level 10 Live Band & Show, food and drinks, tribute, and Alumni Block “M” Induction Ceremony. Advance tickets are $30 each. For more information, contact Keyda V. Jones at keyda.jones@gmail.com or at 704-768-9744



Darlington Country Club opens for a members’ breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays at the club, 125 Country Club Road.

Darlington Country Club holds Water Aerobics for members and their guests at 10 a.m. on Saturdays at the club, 125 Country Club Road.

Mayo High School Alumni Association Annual Reunion Weekend: Line up on Russell Street at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, for the Homecoming Parade that starts at 11 a.m. Parade ends at Virgil Wells Stadium. Grand Marshal will be Deatrice Barrett-Curtis, Class of 1976. Entry fee is $10 per car, truck, float, motorcycle, or horse, and $5 for pedestrians. For more information, contact Keyda V. Jones at keyda.jones@gmail.com or at 704-768-9744

Then Saturday, after the VFW Sports Clip 200 at 4 p.m., enjoy the Southern 500 Parade from the Public Square to Fitness World Gyms. Sunday, watch NASCAR’s best race in the Bojangles’ Southern 500 under the lights at Darlington Raceway!

Mayo High School Alumni Association Annual Reunion Weekend: Celebrate at the Annual Tailgate Party from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at Virgil Wells Stadium. Reserved Space $25 per Alumni Class. Admission is $5. Advance tickets available.



Mayo High School Alumni Association Annual Reunion Weekend: Come together for Sunday Worship with the Reverend Leroy Jackson Jr., Class of 1988, at 10:3o a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, at the Mayo High School Conference Center. Service includes the MHS Alumni Praise & Worship Team. For more information, contact Keyda V. Jones at keyda.jones@gmail.com or at 704-768-9744

Mayo High School Alumni Association Annual Reunion Weekend: Cap off the weekend with the “Terror of the Pee Dee” Pep Rally at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, featuring Drumline, band members, and cheerleaders, at the Alumni Co-Ed Basketball Game at the Mayo High School Gymnasium. Admission: $5. For more information, contact Keyda V. Jones at keyda.jones@gmail.com or at 704-768-9744

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.

The local Pickle Ball Club meets at 7 p.m. Sunday evenings at the Bill Cain Tennis Center at the corner of Orange and Liberty Streets.



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Darlington Country Club will hold a celebration in honor of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 2, at the club, 125 Country Club Road, for members and their invited guests. Food, drinks, fireworks, and fun.

City of Darlington offices will be closed on Monday, September 2, in observance of Labor Day. Offices will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.


Time to Register for Fall Recreation Programs

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It's time to register for fall sports activities with Darlington Area Recreation! Activities include softball for girls ages 5-16, youth football for ages 5-12, youth baseball for ages 5-12, youth soccer for ages 5-17, and cheerleading for ages 5-12. Call 843-398-4030, or stop by the Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St., for more details or to register.


Mark Your Calendars


The City of Darlington Beautification Board and Darlington Garden Club will hold the fall Clean Up Darlington Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, October 5, in preparation for the S.C. Sweet Potato Festival.

The Pilot Club of Darlington presents the S.C. Sweet Potato Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Public Square in downtown. Vendor Application and Rules.

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Call for Artists

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Something Wicked This Way Comes to Black Creek Arts Council. Black Creek Arts Council is eerily excited to present its first annual exhibit to coincide with our Second Annual Halloween Party. CALL FOR ENTRIES: Submit your original uncanny, sinister, ghostly, spectral, supernatural, otherworldly, mysterious, curious 2-D, 3-D and photographic original work to this juried exhibit. Amateur and professional artists age 18 and older are invited to enter. DEADLINE: Sept. 3, Black Creek Arts, 116 College Ave., Hartsville, 843-332-6234. ENTRY PROCESS: Email submissions to info@blackcreekarts.org Indicate “Something Wicked This Way Comes” as your subject line. Up to three entries allowed per artist. Send 1-3 images each submission needs to include the following information: Artist Name, Address, phone number, and email in the body of a PDF file or email (jpegs attached alone in an e-mail must not exceed 1.5MB in total in a single e-mail or we cannot open them). ELIGIBILITY: Any person in who lives, works or creates in the Pee Dee region may submit images for consideration. All work must be original, created by the person who enters that work.


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.