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Weekly Update City of Darlington

More than 60 volunteered to help Clean Up Darlington on Saturday

More than 60 volunteers came out for Clean Up Darlington Day on Saturday! Thank you for taking pride in our town!

Sweet Potato Festival 9am-4pm SATURDAY

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.

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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

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.

Williamson Park Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St.



Ribbon Cutting Event Flyer Wednesday

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.



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

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.

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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

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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.

A Starlight Soiree, a farm-to-table dinner and wine tasting on the grounds of The Joslin Center of Kalmia Gardens will be held at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 10 in Hartsville.

Jimmy Mowery and The New High will perform at 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Downtown Block Party in Hartsville. Free admission.



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

Join Jess Sponseller for a fun and informative class about doTERRA's Top 10 Essential Oils and how they can benefit you and your family at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Black Creek Arts, 116 W. College Ave., Hartsville. Also, she will teach you about doTERRA's newest products that are being released to the market and the exciting direction that the company is moving in. *Make and take your own roller ball using whatever oil(s) your deem therapeutic for you. Jess has been a doTERRA Oil Advocate for 5 years. Investment $10

Texas' Sissy Brown is a sweet-voiced, foul-mouthed, country singer/songwriter influenced by honky-tonk, outlaw, and solid country gold legends, and she will be at Retrofit Sip-N-Seat, 152 E. Mantissa Row, Hartsville, at 8 p.m. Oct. 11.



Yard Sale Saturday Flyer

Trinity United Methodist Church will hold a Yard Sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Youth Building on Orange Street.

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.

The SPC Credit Union 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.

The Long Bluff Historic Society invites you to travel in time along Main Street in Society Hill for a Fall Porch Tour beginning at noon Oct. 12. Visit houses and historical landmarks of one of the oldest communities in South Carolina. Offered visits Include the Adam Marshall House, the 1822 Society Hill Library, The Coker House. The L.E. Carrigan House, The Henry Burn Cottage, The Enoch Hanford House, and Trinity Church. Refreshments and water will be provided at several points along the tour. Admission wristbands are $20 per person or $30 for two. Wristbands must be worn to access to properties.

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Darlington Country Club members and their guests are invited to Celebrate Football beginning at 4 p.m. Saturdays at the Black Creek Grill, 125 Country Club Road.

CARE-A-VAN Mobile Pet Vaccines will be at the IGA parking lot on South Main Street from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 12. Cost: $9 rabies, $10 DHPP. Info: 803-586-1840

Conjure your courage and join us at Black Creek Arts Center's Something Wicked This Way Comes Halloween Costume Party as we feast upon Horror D'Oeuvers and Intoxicating Cocktails from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 12 at 116 W. College Ave., Hartsville. Costumes encouraged. Tickets: $40 individual, $140 group of four, and $20 Designated Driver (purchased at the door).

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.

Midnight Row will be live at Carolina Nightlife & Grill in Darlington at 7 p.m. Oct. 12. Great country music, dancing, good food, and weekly drink specials.



Darlington Presbyterian Church will hold Loyalty Day services on Sunday, Oct. 13, at the church on Pearl Street. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and morning services at 11 a.m. followed by a potluck meal. All are invited.

Memorial Event Flyer Sunday

A Service Remembering Our Doolittle Raider, William G. "Billy" Farrow, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Darlington Veterans Memorial on the corner of Orange and North Main Streets. Free.

Recovery/Self Discovery with Susie Bloodworth will be held at 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 8 at Black Creek Arts Council, 116 W. College Ave., Hartsville.

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.

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.

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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.

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


Mark Your Calendars

Let's Talk: Featuring the Rev. Penny Willis will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Macedonia Life Skills Center, 115 Exchange St., Darlington. An engaging and dynamic speaker, Rev. Penny has over 20 years of experience related to the design and delivery of professional learning content. Rev. Penny provides support and consultation to organizations dedicated to furthering the education and development of youth. Parents, trusted adults & youth-serving professionals are invited to learn more about navigating parent-child communications and encouraging healthy relationships. RSVP Whitney Davis 843-639-3090.

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. Cost is $40 and includes all materials and refreshments. Purchase tickets through this link.

The Darlington Kiwanis Club will meet at 1 p.m. at the Darlington Country Club and every other Thursday. The October 17 program features Mr. Michael Bedenbaugh, executive director of the Palmetto Trust, speaking about historic preservation in South Carolina.

Mechanicsville Baptist Church's Annual Fall Mission Fair and BBQ Fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct.18 at the church, 2364 Cashua Ferry Road.

Pancake Supper Friday October 18

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.

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. Info: (843) 472-7534

Pumpkin Decorating at Williamson Park

Scare on the Square Flyer

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.

The South Carolina Department of Commerce would like to invite you to its first Regional Recycling Matchmaker from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, October 24, at Milliken & Company in Spartanburg.

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.

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!

Hartsville Church of God will hold Trunk or Treat from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the church 704 Lakeview Blvd., Hartsville.

2019 South Carolina Manufacturing Conference and Expo:  1:30 to 4:30 p.m. October 29 at Charleston Convention Center in North Charleston. Info: 803-737-0585 or tgreene@sccommerce.com. Conference information:  https://scmanufacturingconference.com/

The Terrence Carraway Memorial 5K at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Darlington Raceway. Pre-register online for the event for a fee of $25 per participant. 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.

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 Downtown Open House: Thursday, Nov. 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Public Square.

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