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Weekly Update City of Darlington

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

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Love knows no limits and only in the Pee Dee would a local business like Darlington Family Pharmacy love on our community by donating over $2,000 worth of medicine to the Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County. Not only did Terry Lewis show generosity, but his donation helped us help patients from all over the Pee Dee. Thank you for making our mission a success - we love you for loving others!

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Volunteers collected more than 300 pounds of trash on Saturday in conjunction with #GrabABagSC in Darlington. Pictured are Linda Beckham, Ronda Brown, and Karen Sprott of the Garden Club team that collected 227 lbs from the roadside.

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Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School heads to state football championship Saturday. The Titans extended their winning streak to 13 games and will play Hilton Head Christian in the SCISA Class 2A state championship game at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Charles W. Johnson Stadium at Benedict College in Columbia.

At 6 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, The Lord Cares will distribute free turkeys for Thanksgiving at the Public Square. To donate to the cause, mail checks to The Lord Cares, C/O Dr. David Eads, 208 Cashua St., Darlington, SC 29532.

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Deadline to Apply as a Model for the Hartsville Fashion Show on January 23, 2020. Twelve expectant mothers are needed. RSVP to Christy Beasley 843-858-1524 or Clbeasl@clemson.edu.



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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 City of Darlington Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting at 9 a.m. Nov. 19 at City Hall, 400 Pearl St.

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.

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

Are you ready to board the pirate ship with Captain Heavy and his crew? Come out to the Darlington Country Club for Family Night on Nov. 19. We will be serving delicious seafood with a side of fun and fellowship!



Darlington County Council will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Courthouse Annex/EMS Building, 1625 Harry Byrd Highway (Hwy. 151), Darlington, to discuss a contract for architectural and engineering services for the new courthouse. www.darcosc.net

Free Exercise Class at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at the Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St. 843-398-4030


The Darlington Lions Club and the Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County will hold free vision screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the clinic, 203 Grove St. You do not have to be a patient at the clinic to attend these screenings.

Crab Night every Wednesday night at Darlington Elks Lodge, 836 Timmonsville Highway, Darlington. 843-393-1451

Darlington County Picklers meet at 4 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.

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.



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. 21 at the Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road. Program: Bill Segars will give a presentation about historic churches that have burned. 

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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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.

Grinch Day at ArtBug Studio will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the studio, 122 N. Fifth Street, Hartsville. Choose your project: Canvas, Door Hanger, Pottery, Ornament Kid friendly crafts. Make it a family fun day.



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 4 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.

The Auxiliary of Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center invites you to join its Second Annual Lights of Love tree lighting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24. Lights in honor/memory of a loved one can be purchased in the gift shop on the first floor of the hospital. Acknowledgement cards will be mailed to commemorate the honor, and all names will be published in the program. Proceeds from the event will fund special projects for the Auxiliary along with yearly scholarships awarded to students pursuing an education in the medical field. Info: 843-878-1019.



City of Darlington offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Trash will not be collected on Thursday. Collection will resume Friday and continue on Saturday.

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Place your holiday orders today! Call Hunt Bonz Deli 843-393-5600 or 843-621-6055 to place orders! Thanks and have a wonderful Sunday!

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

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

Come hear some of your favorite Christmas songs along with a few new ones at Hartsville Community Chorus free Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at West Hartsville Baptist Church, 1003 W. Carolina Ave., Hartsville! This concert is offered free to the public, though a goodwill donation will be accepted.

Join us in downtown Hartsville for Christmas on Carolina on Thursday evenings from December 5-19. During Christmas on Carolina evenings, Camden Carriage Company will pick up riders on East College Avenue and stroll them through our downtown on a 20-25 minute ride. Carriage rides will be $10 for adults and $5 for children (12 and under); Camden Carriage Company will only be able to accept cash on these evenings. Hartsville's Te'Quan Coe and his violin will fill Carolina Avenue with the sounds of the holidays to top off these perfect holiday nights. For more information, please visit www.HartsvilleForTheHolidays.com or call 843-917-0602.

Arbor Day: The City of Darlington Tree Board and Darlington Garden Club will hold its Annual Arbor Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at 1336 S. Main St. Park at CVS and walk to see the seven Yoshino Cherry trees planted in the first phase of the South Main Street Tree Project.

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 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.

You are cordially invited to Share the Holiday Spirit with Kalmia Gardens at the Historic Hart House, c.1820, on December 8 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Kalmia Gardens, 1624 W. Carolina Ave., Hartsville. The house will be decorated in period style, and there will be light snacks and a visit from Old Saint Nick. Along with the Hart House tour, the Hart Cottage, Jacob Kelley House, AND Hartsville Museum will also be open free of charge.

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.

The Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce and Light Up Darlington Christmas Committee will hold Christmas on the Square from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, with shopping, Santa, hot cocoa, and more.

Bring your little ones to the Hartsville Museum for pictures with Santa before the Hartsville Christmas Parade from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the museum, 222 N. 5th St, Hartsville. Feel free to bring your own camera for this wonderful photo opportunity.

The 2019 Hartsville Christmas Parade will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. To register to participate in the 2019 Hartsville Christmas Parade, visit https://hartsvillefortheholidays.com/hartsville-christmas-parade/.

Featuring the Columbia City Ballet, the Nutcracker Ballet will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at The Center Theater, 212 N 5th St, Hartsville. Purchase tickets online or call the box office at 843-332-5721 for special seating.


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