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Weekly Update City of Darlington

Halloween safety tips. Trick-or-treat in the City will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31.

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Thanks to everyone who participated in the Scare on the Square last Thursday!

First place car at the Cruise In at Joe's Grill

The first-place winner at Joe's Grill Cruise In is pictured above. Joe's Grill wants to thank everyone that came out to the Cruise-in Friday night! They had a great turn out and will be doing it again very soon (Maybe Nov. 22). Special thank you to the Darlington Cruisers Car Club, Joey Saleeby, Robert Garland, Curtis Boyd, the Joe's Grill's whole staff and customers.

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Sisters of Charity grant to assist patients in poverty: The Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County is one of 77 nonprofit organizations across the state to receive Fall Caritas Grant funding from Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina.

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Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School announced the addition of Gerald Wright as assistant boys' basketball coach on Friday.

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Many veterans share stories of their service with friends and family, but too often these stories are not recorded in a permanent way. It is important that future generations understand the selfless sacrifice made by military veterans and I want to help preserve their experiences by working with the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. The Veterans History Project is 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 this link.

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Darlington County Soil & Water Conservation District Board meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month in the Clemson Extension Kitchen at 300 Russell St., Room 207. Open to the public. Info: 843-393-0483.



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.

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

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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 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.



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!

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 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.



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

The Kiwanis Club of Darlington will meet at 1 p.m. and every other Thursday at the Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road. Program will be about YOUR MONEY. Find the Club online at www.facebook.com/DarlingtonKiwanis.

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

Trick-or-Treat will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the City of Darlington.

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

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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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 this link. Day-of registration will be $30 per person.

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



Yard Sale Saturday at First Church of God on North Main Street

Darlington First Church of God holds a Youth Yard Sale Fundraiser from 8 a.m. to noon at the church, 620 N. Main St., Darlington. Donations are appreciated. You provide tables and display. 2 parking spaces costs $15 or 4 spaces for $25. Setup will begin at 6:30 a.m. Info: 843-393-7942

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.

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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 bit.ly/2kPf202

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 distribute 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.

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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

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



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.

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!

Jewels Deluxe Restaurant, 32 Public Square, will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday.

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

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.

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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

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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

Come find your treasures at one of the largest yard sales in the county as Emmanuel Christian School holds its 5th Grade Yard Sale beginning at 7 a.m. Nov. 9 at the school, 1001 N Marquis Hwy., Hartsville. Clothing, housewares, furniture, toys, books, holiday items, exercise equipment, and much more. Concessions and Silent Auction too.

Purpose to Live Ministry and Mt. Moriah Outreach Church will hold a Dinner Honoring our Veterans from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at 90 Public Square, Darlington. Free to the Public. Health Screenings offered by CareSouth-Carolina. Information and Tests provided by Care Innovations, Teen Scene, Vantage Point, as well as DaVita, Blue Choice Medicaid, WelVista, Absolute Total Care and many more. Sponsored By Purpose to Live Ministry and Mt. Moriah Outreach Church. Info: Tomeka Self 843-307-9061.

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The Taste of St. John's Elementary will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the cafeteria, 140 Park St., Darlington. Cost: $5 per person.

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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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Festival of Trees: Decorators. Donate a decorated tree or wreath for the 3rd Annual Festival of Trees to fund Black Creek Arts Council's Art Education Program. Use your creativity and imagination to decorate the coolest tree. Show off your group, business or any theme you like.All will be judged for the People's Choice award and the winner will receive a prize and bragging rights for the year. Visit www.blackcreekarts.org events, complete the contract, save it to your computer and email it to events@blackcreekarts.org, or complete it, print and hand deliver to Black Creek Arts Council. Items may be set up the week of Dec. 2 at 116 W. College Ave., Hartsville. The trees and wreaths will be auctioned off to raise funds for Black Creek Arts Council's Art Education Program, our most underfunded program. The Opening Night Preview Party will be Dec. 6 ($35 per person) with general admission to the show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 and from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 8.

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The City of Darlington Beautification Board will participate in the #GrabABagSC Campaign with an event from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 16. Volunteers should meet at the City Administration Building, 410 Pearl Street, across from Roses and Piggly Wiggly. Individuals or teams of four can register to win $100 in Walmart gift cards. Litter will be weighed in at the City Administration Building. Info: 843-398-4000 x 103 or rock@cityofdarlington.com

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The Darlington Rescue Squad's Annual Christmas Parade will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, followed by the Darlington Kiwanis Club's Annual Carol Lighting Service at 6 p.m. Christmas Festival will be held at the Public Square from 4 to 8 p.m. Announcement. Application to be in the Parade. Vendor Application.


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