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Weekly Update City of Darlington

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American Legion Post 13 will hold a Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the memorial at the corner of Orange and Main Streets.

St. Matthews Church has begun the implementation of a few major maintenance projects, including refreshing the trim and signs, adding new roofs to the Coxe and Ramsey buildings, and developing a landscaping plan to address some potential foundation issues and to clean the back of the property. Inside, several projects are going on: cleaning, painting and replacing flooring in several rooms and repairing shutters, patching holes in floors and replacing ballasts in light fixtures.

Joe's Grill will have new hours, beginning in November, at 306 Russell St. Staff will serve breakfast, lunch, and supper Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Doors will be open on both Saturday and Sunday for breakfast and lunch. The grill will be closed on Wednesdays.

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 the following link: https://www.loc.gov/vets/.

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American Legion Post 13 will hold a Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the memorial at the corner of Orange and Main Streets.



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 Country Club Sundowners meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the club, 125 Country Club Road.

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.



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.

The Darlington Kiwanis Club will meet at 1 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road. Program: Dr. David Sherwin of MUSC Health in Darlington.  http://www.facebook.com/DarlingtonKiwanis

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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

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



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 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

CareSouth Carolina will offer free health and dental screenings to military veterans from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Hartsville medical office, 1268 S. Fourth St., Hartsville. Bring your current Veterans Card or DD214 discharge papers (DD-256 for reservists or NGB22 for National Guard members). Call 843-332-3422 to sign up for an appointment. Walk-ins will be accepted as the schedule allows.

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.



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.

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.

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.



Thanksgiving will be here before you know it! Let Takis cook for you! Spend time with your family instead of spending Thanksgiving cooking! Call us to make your order 843-393-8979! Takis will be open Thanksgiving Day from 5am - 11am

Place your holiday orders today! If you don't see something you want don't hesitate to ask, I'm sure we can make it happen! Call 843-393-5600 or 843-621-6055 to place orders! Thanks and have a wonderful Sunday!

South of Pearl is getting ready for the holiday season. We would love to help with your Thanksgiving meal and your Christmas party. Give us a call 843-944-0398


Mark Your Calendars

Connections after Hours: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at Patriot Chevrolet of Darlington, 1050 Lochend Drive. Free.

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

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.blackcreearts.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.

St. Matthews Church in Darlington will hold Installation Service on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m. for the Rev. E. Ragland Cox followed by a reception.

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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.

Levon Kirkland, recently inducted into Clemson's Ring of Honor, will make an appearance, sign autographs, and speak from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 10 at Dominion Church in Darlington. Admission $10 for adults and free for children.


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