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Weekly Update City of Darlington

Scare on the Square Thursday 4:30 to 6 PM

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

Belinda Copeland receives an award from Capt. Kim Nelson

Congratulations to Belinda Copeland for being named Darlington's Pilot Club Ambassador! She is very deserving of this recognition.

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ACT scores on the rise at Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School

Hank Edwards and Iam Matthews IFA Team of the Year

Congratulations to Hank Edwards of Darlington and his fishing partner Ian Matthews of Florence as they were named Team Of The Year for the Inshore Fishing Association (IFA) Atlantic Division following the IFA Redfish Tour Championship last week in Louisiana.

Library of Congress Veterans History Project, an effort to collect, preserve, and make accessible the experiences of American war veterans by recording their personal narratives and archiving them for future use. You can learn more about this initiative by clicking the following link here.

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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.

Business Banking & Lending Workshop presented by First Bank will be held at noon Tuesday, October 22, at the SiMT Gould Business Incubator, 1951 Pisgah Road, Florence. RSVP 843-294-8385.

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.

Special Event Tuesday at Darlington Country Club

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.



Enjoy Coffee with a Cop from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Hardee's, 217 S. Main St., Darlington. No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know officers in your neighborhood. Info: Capt. Nelson 843-398-4026

Pumpkins in the Park flyer Wednesday 11am

Pumpkins in the Park: 11 a.m. Oct. 23 at Williamson Park. Info: 843-398-4030

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.



Scare on the Square downtown trick or treat 4:30-6pm Thursday

Trick-or-treat downtown on Thursday, October 24, at The Scare on the Square, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. 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. The day will encompass an opportunity for you to find markets for your hard to recycle materials, hear recycling market updates across various commodities, provide you a chance to network with recycling experts and professionals as well as other manufacturers working to increase recycling. Do you have a hard to recycle material? Please bring a sample as we will have tables set up to display your product and allow recyclers to assist you directly.

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

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.

Darlington Middle School Fall Festival will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at the school. Performances by DHS Band, DHS Drumline, Phoenix Phame as well as food, fun, games, and more.



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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.

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.

102619 Fall Fest at Darlington Raceway

Darlington County Fire District holds its first Santa's Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 at Darlington Raceway. All proceeds go to Santa's Helpers.

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.

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.

Carolina Nightlife & Grill will hold its annual Halloween party and costume contest beginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 26! Enjoy music, dancing, drink specials and great food at 2244-B Harry Byrd Hwy, Darlington.



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.

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.

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.


Mark Your Calendars

Women & Minority Owned Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses Workshop presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, October 29, at the SiMT Gould Business Incubator, 1951 Pisgah Road, Florence. RSVP 843-294-8385.

2019 South Carolina Manufacturing Conference and Expo: The South Carolina Department of Commerce, SC Biz News, SC Manufacturing Extension Partnership and SC Aerospace are pleased to host this event from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. October 29 at Charleston Convention Center in North Charleston. *There is a $95 registration fee for all non-exhibitor B2B Networking attendees. This event is open to South Carolina vendors and suppliers only. For additional information or questions contact Tammie Greene at 803-737-0585 or tgreene@sccommerce.com. Conference information here.

Darlington Country Club Halloween Carnival Oct 29

The Darlington Country Club invites members and their guests for a Halloween Carnival from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the club, 125 Country Club Road. Admission: $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 13 and younger. Games, candy, and an amazing hot dog buffet.

The Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association will hold members' meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Taki's Diner, 609 Pearl St.

Dominion Church will be having its Trunk or Treat from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 30, at the church on Pearl Street next to Fitness World Gyms. Come out for a night of candy, food and fun! We will have games, inflatables and a hayride for the kids, live singing for the family, and free food for everyone! Feel free to bring an outdoor chair for seating!

The Darlington Church of God of Prophecy will hold a Trunk or Treat for Halloween from first dark until on Oct. 31 at the church, 920 W. Smith Ave.


Terrence Carraway Memorial 5K: 6:30 p.m. November 1 at Darlington Raceway. Participants may pre-register online for the event for a fee of $25 per participant by visiting this link. Day-of registration will be $30 per person.

Women's Leadership Symposium: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 1 Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce, (843) 332-6401

Bluegrass bands perform Nov. 2

Outstanding bluegrass at the Music Hall of Darlington as Southern Express and the Picken Pearls are the featured bands this month from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 2 at 1945 Harry Byrd Hwy, Darlington. Great family friendly entertainment!  Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students, and free for younger than 12. Info: Kevin Gowdy or Ernie McCormick on Facebook or call 843-669-6952

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Come join a showcase coming from various bands from around the Pee Dee region and neighboring states at the DHS Keith DaBreu Band Competition from 2 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Darlington High School, 525 Spring St. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the gate. For more information, call (843) 398-2741.

Get behind the wheel at Darlington Raceway on Nov. 2 and drive like the NASCAR Pros with the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience. Book your spot at here.

House of Refuge - Refuge Outreach Ministry will hold a giveaway from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Darlington Library, 204 N. Main St., Darlington. Volunteers will distributed to the first 100 children one of their choice: a new pair of shoes, a new outfit, a new pajama set,etc., from ages O mos - 5t. For more information, call (843) 624-3214.

Gum Branch Baptist Church will hold a Fall Festival from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at the church, 1504 Clyde Rd, Hartsville.

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!

Pee Dee Workforce Development Board will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Pee Dee Regional Council of Governments Administrative Building, 2314 Pisgah Road, Florence.

The Darlington Chapter of Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW GREY/FARROW Post 3609, meets at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 and the first Tuesday of each month at Taki's Diner, 609 Pearl St., Darlington.

A Screening of Screenagers: The Next Chapter will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School Sonoco Gym, 5001 Hoffmeyer Road, Darlington. Filmmaker and physician Dr. Delaney Ruston takes the conversation around screens and teens to the next level with Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience-a film that examines the science behind teen's emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help them build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age. Students will view the film in school, but we are excited to host a public showing in the Sonoco Gymnasium at 6:30 P.M. Admission is free, with donations accepted at the door.

The S.C. National Guard SMFC and community partners will hold a Service Member Career and Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Coach T.B. Thomas Sports Center, 701 Washington St., Hartsville. Veterans, active or retired service members, and family members are invited to meet with employers, agencies, and other groups that provide military/veteran services. Info: 803-299-1583 or Dangelo.Brisbon@sebapro.com

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


The Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce will hold the Toast of Darlington on Historic Edwards Avenue from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 14 with live music, gourmet food, and a cash bar. Tickets: $25 each. Info: 843-393-2641 or hhobbs@darlingtonchamber.com

Community Connected For God's Glory and Our Good will hold a "Love Your Neighbor" event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the B.A. Gary Playground, 100 Magnolia St., Darlington. Fun, food, and fellowship for all. Prayer tent will be set up to take requests and to pray personally with anyone interested.

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Central Baptist Church will hold a book signing with Tim Coker from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at the church activity building, 512 Spring St., Darlington. Coker's book, Learning to Fly, is available for $12 at the church office, from the Cokers, or by sending an email to learningtoflytc@gmail.com.

Shop Small Downtown Open House: Thursday, Nov. 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Public Square. Vendor application. Business participation Invitation.


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