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Weekly Update City of Darlington

Starting this Sunday, all Hunt Bonz Deli locations inside Fastrack Convenience Stores will be open for breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come on out and have breakfast and lunch with us on Lamar Highway, South Main Street, or Hoffmeyer Road. 

Concert volunteers

Thanks to everyone who came out this season to make the Bringing Downtown Alive! Concert series successful! Specifically, thanks to our sponsors, the Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association Board of Directors, the City of Darlington, Cumulus Broadcasting, Pepsi of Florence, and Wilson Senior Care; thanks to all the volunteers with the Darlington Lions Club, American Legion Post 13, and Darlington Kiwanis Club who staffed the events; thanks to our vendors, Y-Knot Sno-Cones & Funnel Cakes, Dave's BBQ Barn, and Papparazzi Jewelry; and thanks to the Darlington Cruisers for showing off some great classic vehicles every month. We could not do this without everyone's support!  

Tonya Brown of WPDE News 15

WPDE News 15's Tonya Brown will serve as Grand Marshal for the Pee Dee United Elks Lodge 1679 & Excelsior Temple 790 Annual Parade and Cookout will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at the lodge, 836 Timmonsville Highway. Free admission and food for all. Mrs. Brown will sign autographs at the cookout. Info: Ronald Travis 843-453-4144 or Elaine Reed 843-307-7086



Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church will hold its Annual Revival at 7 p.m. nightly Sept. 30 through Oct. 3 at the church, 400 S. Main St., Darlington. Guest pastors include Robbie Shortt of Street Church of God on Monday, LaTonya Dash of St. James United Methodist Church on Tuesday, James Wesley Dennis III of Bethel AME Church on Wednesday, and Eugene Thomas of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church on Thursday.

Come join Rubicon Family Counseling Services to celebrate and honor those that are in recovery from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 30 at the service center, 510 E. Carolina Ave., Hartsville. Free food, fun, activities for the entire family. CareSouth Carolina will be on-site to answer your medical questions.

Getting to Know Your Sewing Machine, a basic class by Melissa McCoy and Simple Creations from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 30, will discuss the simple features and attachments of your sewing machine and how to use them. Please let us know upon registering the make and model of your sewing machine or if we need to provide a machine. Cost is $35. It will include Zipper, Button, Practice Fabric, Ink Pen and Notepad. Info:  843-307-3708, 843-858-6586, or Sharinghomeskills@gmail.com.



At 9 a.m. Tuesday mornings, men are invited to join a special devotion time at the Purple Fish Coffee Company, 110 W. Hampton St. Great coffee and fellowship.

The Darlington YMCA Little Kicks Soccer runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through Nov. 2 at the YMCA, 123 Exchange St., for boys and girls ages 3-6. Cost is $25 for members, $50 for potential members. T-shirts are provided but shin guards are not. Info: Calvin Shaw 843-383-4537

Darlington Little League will hold its annual public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St., Darlington.

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.

Tuesday night is WINGS and KARAOKE with S&T Karaoke at Chianti's Wings & Things, 124 Cashua St., downtown Darlington. The wings are 75-cents each, and the songs are free.

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.

Sip & Paint Night at Artbug Studio will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 1 at the studio, 122 N. Fifth St., Hartville. Theme: Starry Nightmare Before Christmas. Gather friends & BYO Beverages as everything else is provided. Step-by-step instruction so even first time painters can succeed. Easy, creative fun! Cost: $35. Reserve online.



October 2nd Mayo High School event

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

Darlington County Picklers meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday nights at the Bill Cain Tennis Center at the corner of Orange and Liberty Streets. Learn to play and meet new friends.



Dargan Farms Homeschooler Day Flyer Oct 3

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

The Darlington Kiwanis Club will meet at 1 p.m. at the Darlington Country Club and every other Thursday. The October 3 program features Mr. Frank Stoda, chaplain for the Darlington City Fire Department, speaking about his experiences during search and rescue missions at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

Wesley United Methodist Church will hold its Annual BBQ Missions Fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the church, 145 E. College Ave., Hartsville. Chopped Pork Bar-B-Que prepared by Mr. B's. Eat in (All Saints Hall) or Take Out (College Avenue). Proceeds to Soup Kitchen and Missions- Tickets $8 each. Deliveries available for 10 or more plates.

Patriot Chevrolet Flyer

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

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 logo

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



The Pee Dee United Elks Lodge 1679 & Excelsior Temple 790 will hold its Annual Festivities October 4-5 at the lodge, 836 Timmonsville Highway, Darlington. The weekend includes a Meet-and-Greet at 4 p.m. Oct. 4 followed by a Bourbon Street Disco at 9 o'clock. The annual Parade and Cookout will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5 with ribs, chicken, and BBQ. The event will conclude with the Annual Dance from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the lodge. Info: Ronald Travis 843-453-4144 or Elaine Reed 843-307-7086

Joe's Grill will have Steak Night for supper at 306 Russell St. (behind IGA).

Trivia Night at Purple Fish Coffee Company Flyer

Trivia Night will be held at the Purple Fish Coffee Company Friday, Oct. 4, at 110 W. Hampton St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with trivia starting at 7 o'clock. Cost: $5 per person. Proceeds go toward the Dominican Republic Medical Mission Fundraiser. Prizes awarded for the top team.

PDRA Fall Nationals will be held Oct. 4-5 at Darlington Dragway, 2056 E Bobo Newsom Hwy, Hartsville.



Clean Up Darlington Flyer

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. To submit project ideas or send in a list of volunteers, email rock@cityofdarlington.com.

Paws & Pumpkins Event Flyer

Paws-N-Pumpkins will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 5, at the animal shelter, 1701 Adoption Way, Darlington. Free admission. Dog adoption, bouncy house, face painting, DJ, food, drawings, and pumpkin decorating. Donations accepted. Microchipping available for Darlington County residents for $20 per dog. Info: Susan Rollins 843-598-7093.

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.

Special, one day only, Lamar United Methodist Church will hold its Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 103 N. Darlington Ave., Lamar. Shop for Fall and Christmas Holiday Decorations, Handmade Accessories, Country Store, Frozen Casseroles, Kitchen Wares, and more! Silent Auction, Quality Items! Lunch available.

New Market Church will hold its Fall Festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at the church, 1909 W. Old Camden Road, Hartsville. Crafts, floral, signs, jewelry, baked goods, music, and food.

YMCA of the Upper Pee Dee will hold Fest da Ville, a festival for the entire community to get excited about, in addition to the annual Loop da Ville bike race from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 5 at Burry Park, 131 Cargill Way, Hartsville. Info: Brooke Humphries or Tara McCormick

The Miss Hartsville Scholarship Organization has announced its 2020 Competition will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, October 5, at the Center Theater in Hartsville to crown two 2020 titles: Miss Hartsville and Miss Hartsville Teen. Info: misshartsvillescholarship@gmail.com.

Calling all dog lovers! The Hartsville Police Department will be hosting the K-Night 5K to benefit the four K-9 Units serving with HPD. Their goal is to raise $5,000 to help sustain the costs of this program. This race will start at 7 p.m. in the parking lot at the Hartsville Family YMCA. Register Here: runreg.com/k-night-5k Contact Hartsville Police Department at 843.383.3011. Don't want to participate in the run, but would like to make a donation to the K-9 fund, you can donate here.



Gospel Music Event Flyer

The Art of Great Gospel Music comes to end with the final Gospel in the Park event for 2019 from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at Pride Park, 630 S. Sixth St., Hartsville. Devotional service by Pastor Reginald Alford and The Church of God Family. Live entertainment by gospel recording artist Monica Lisa Steveson, The McDuffie and Community of Grace Choir, The Golden Echoes, Bobby Wilson and Chosen Ones, and the Sumter Violinaries. Tribute to the late ministers Ricky McDuffie and Thelma Scarborough. Information will be available about Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness Months as well. Info: Barbara Carraway 843-409-5241

First Baptist Church invites the public to its front lawn from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 6 for free food, fall games, and wellness screenings at the church, 216 S. Main St. Info: 843-393-2874

Darlington County Picklers meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday nights at the Bill Cain Tennis Center at the corner of Orange and Liberty Streets. Learn to play and meet new friends.


Mark Your Calendars

The Pilot Club of Darlington presents the 38th Annual 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.

The Annual Witch's Run 5K is back at 8 a.m. Oct. 12 at the Hartsville YMCA, 111 E. College Ave.! This is a Halloween themed running event presented by Cares2Share, the community outreach of SPC Credit Union. Funds raised will be poured back directly into our community! Best times and costumes will be awarded! You may register in person at SPC Credit Union or online at witchsrun5k.com. $25 in advance or $30 day of event.

On Saturday, Oct. 12, Cornerstone Baptist Church offers the youth of Hartsville and Darlington County an opportunity to come together and share their faith, as Dare-to-Share presents One Day-One Message-One Hope at 11 a.m. at the church on the corner of 408 Coker Avenue and Davis Street. Free, but please call 843-861-0323 since food will be served.

Artbug Studio will hold a Free BYO Pumpkin Paint event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 12 at the studio, 122 N. Fifth St., Hartsville. Bring in your own pumpkins and they will provide the paint.

Wesley United Methodist Church will hold a Party in the Pumpkin Patch from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the church, 145 E College Ave, Hartsville. Free hotdogs, chips and snow cones. It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown will begin at dusk. The church will be selling pumpkins during the event. Bring a chair or a blanket and come join the fun.

A Call for the Church to COME ALIVE will be held at 6:30 p.m. nightly Oct. 13-16 at First Baptist Church, 216 S. Main St., Darlington. Featuring the Elevate Worship Band from Charleston Southern University and special guest preachers, the Rev. Jon Davis of Charleston Southern University and the Rev. Frankie Tanner, retired pastor of Mechanicsville Baptist Church.

Under the Big Top Carnival will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at Kelleytown Baptist Church, 2609 Kelleytown Road, Hartsville. 

Pee Dee Coalition invites you to join a Social Art Event from 6 to 8 p.m. on October 15 at ArtBug Studio, 122 N. Fifth St., Hartsville, in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Your ticket purchase, combined with the generosity of ArtBug Studio, will also purchase a seat for a survivor of Domestic Violence or one of our dedicated volunteers. Light food and beverages will be provided. Cost is $40 and includes all materials and refreshments. Template, materials and step-by-step instruction provided so that even first-time painters will succeed. Choose your own colors. Purchase tickets through this link.

Mechanicsville Baptist Church's Annual Fall Mission Fair and BBQ Fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. October 18 at the church, 2364 Cashua Ferry Road. BBQ Plates, Homemade Cake Auction, Live and Silent Auction with many great items, a bake sale, and general store with items made by our Peaceful Piecemakers!


The Darlington Kiwanis Club Pancake & Sausage Supper will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 126 Pearl St. Plates are $7 each, eat-in, take-out, or drive-thru. Proceeds support various community projects.

The Darlington Memorial Cemetery Association has organized a Community Clean Up Day beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the cemetery on D Avenue.

Giving Voice to the Victims 7th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Walk will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, beginning at the Public Square. Free Breakfast will be served. Along with House of Refuge, Refuge Outreach Ministry, Pee Dee Coalition, The Naomi Project, Hurting Women Healed, Survivors, Victims, Churches, Darlington County City Officials, Leaders, Choirs and many more. Free. Info: Mrs. Tonya Flowers at (843) 624-3214 or Mrs. Pamela Prince (843) 383-0240

Death by Chocolate, the Fifth Annual Murder Mystery Dinner, will be held Oct. 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Society Hill Library, 114 Carrigan St. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Info: Charlene McDonnough 843-378-0026

The SC Career Coach, a mobile extension of the SC Works centers, will be in Darlington from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the A.W. Stanley Gym, 112 Gary St., Darlington, offering help with resumes, job searches, skills assessments, program and service direction, and additional employment assistance. With 10 workstations, WiFi and printer capabilities, and wheelchair accessibility, the Career Coach is coming to help you find a job. LOOK FOR THE GREEN BUS! Questions? Call (843) 472-7534

Scare on the Square Thursday Oct 24

The Scare on the Square: Thursday, Oct. 24, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. downtown. Want your business to participate? Download the registration form here. No charge for businesses within the City limits or nonprofit organizations.

Pee Dee Electric Cooperative 2019 Annual Meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. on Oct. 26 at the Florence Center, 300 W. Radio Dr., Florence. Member registration begins at 9am with activities throughout the day including the McLeod Health Fair and a kids zone with face painting and balloon animals! Performance by The Men of Distinction at 11 and much more. The Business Meeting will start at noon. Be sure to stay through the meeting - each member who is present and registers will receive a $20 energy voucher and "The History of Pee Dee Electric Cooperative" 80th Anniversary Book. Additional giveaways include 50 door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, 3 Bonus Prizes ($300, $400, & $500 energy vouchers), and the Grand Prize - a 2015 GMC Double Cap Pickup 4x4.

County Fire Fundraiser Oct 26

CareSouth's Fall Festival and TRUNK OR TREAT will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 26, at the CareSouth Carolina Campus in Hartsville at 1268 S. Fourth St. Free. Bounce houses, hot dogs, music, Trunk or Treat for the kids, as well as vendors and games. Join us in celebrating better health and health care access!


On November 1, Darlington Raceway will host its second consecutive 5K event, but with a new name, the Terrence Carraway Memorial 5K with proceeds from the event benefiting the Terrence F. Carraway Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, which is raising donations for a new South Carolina Fallen Officers Memorial Park in his honor on Main St. in Darlington. The 5K, slated to begin at 6:30 p.m., will run under the lights at Darlington Raceway for the second consecutive year. Participants may pre-register online for the event for a fee of $25 per participant by visiting https://DarlingtonRaceway5K.itsyourrace.com/register/. Day-of registration will be $30 per person.


Women's Leadership Symposium: Nov. 1 Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce (843) 332-6401,

The St. Matthews Church Annual BBQ Cook-off and Bake Sale will be held Sunday, November 3, after the 11 a.m. service. Come join us for some great food, fellowship and make some BBQ for a chance to win the St. Matthew's Church BBQ Championship. Bring a dollar to vote on your favorite BBQ. This event is a fundraiser by the Women's Ministry at St. Matthew's for local charities. There are sign up sheets for BBQ, sides and bake sale items on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall. See you there!

The Taste of Christmas fundraiser for the Darlington Fire Department Christmas Fund from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at First Baptist Church, 216 S. Main St., Darlington. Tickets are $10 per person. Children younger than 6 eat free. For information or to cook at the event, call 843-398-4013

Shop Small Open House Nov 21

Shop Small Downtown Open House: Thursday, Nov. 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Public Square. Registration information for businesses and nonprofit organizations here.


Become a Member!

Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association Logo

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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