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01/27/2020

Weekly Update City of Darlington

DDRA Members Breakfast: 8 a.m. Wednesday at Taki's Diner, 609 Pearl St. Free for members and $5 for others. Members meet on the last Wednesday of the month through October to network, make suggestions, and find out about upcoming events.

Baseball and Softball registration open

Registration is open for the Recreation baseball and softball leagues for boys and girls that currently live in DARLINGTON COUNTY, ages 3-18. League age is based on Jan. 1 for softball and Sept. 1 for baseball, of the current year. Info: 843-398-4030

Darlington boys defeat Wilson

Free Medical Clinic accepting new patients
The Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County is accepting new patients in Hartsville and Darlington.

Play a round with the DDRA April 8 at Darlington Country Club

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Today

Every Monday, Hartsville Church of God will be hosting two prayer services in the sanctuary, 704 Lakeview Blvd., Hartsville, one around lunch time (11:30 a.m.) and one in the evening. Info: (843) 383-4697 or hartsvillechurchofgod@yahoo.com

The Crochet & Knit Club of Lamar will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Lamar Library. Info: 843-326-5524

Darlington County Head Start Program Policy Council meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, and on the fourth Monday of the month at Butler Head Start Center, 1103 S. Sixth St., Hartsville.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets weekly at 8 p.m. Monday nights at Trinity United Methodist Church in Darlington. Use the Orange Street entrance. Info: 843-395-6897

Darlington County Democratic Women meet Jan. 27

Women, Women and more Women, We're Fired up and Ready to go! We're sick and tire of being sick and tired, let's move and make something happen in 2020. Let's be Bold Democrats! The next monthly meeting of the Darlington County Democratic Women will be from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at the Darlington Library, 204 N. Main St., Darlington. For information call Davita Malloy 843-339-8967, Elaine Reed 843-307-7086, Shari Mcfadden, 843-206-4185, Barbara Carraway 843-409-5241

 

Tuesday

Business Network International meets each Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Black Creek Arts Council, 116 W. College Ave., Hartsville.

Darlington area men are invited to join a time of fellowship and devotion at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays at The Purple Fish Coffee Company, 110 W. Hampton St.

Story Time will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at the Hartsville Library. Info: 843-332-5115 ext. 7

The Hartsville Rotary Club meets at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Hartsville Country Club.

Darlington Country Club opens for a Family Buffet every Tuesday Night at the club, 125 Country Club Road.

Darlington Elks Lodge holds dance lessons from 8 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday nights at the lodge, 836 Timmonsville Highway, Darlington. Info: 843-393-1451

 

Wednesday

The SiMT Gould Business Incubator at Florence-Darlington Technical College and The Kelley Center for Economic Development at Francis Marion University have partnered together to support regional business outreach programs for the Pee Dee with a day-long event to access the latest in innovation resources from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing & Technology. Preregister.

Darlington County Picklers meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday nights at the Bill Cain Tennis Center at the corner of Orange and Liberty Streets. Learn to play and meet new friends.

Darlington Elks Lodge holds karaoke from 8 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday nights at the lodge, 836 Timmonsville Highway, Darlington. Info: 843-393-1451

 

Thursday

Story Time will be held at 10 a.m. Thursdays at the Darlington Library, at 11 a.m. at the Society Hill Library, and at 11:30 a.m. at the Lamar Library. Info: 843-398-4940 ext. 305, 843-378-0026, or 843-326-5524

The Place of Healing ribbon cutting will be at 11 am Thursday

The Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for The Healing Place, 712 Pearl St., at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, January 30.

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

The Hartsville Kiwanis Club meets at 12:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the Hartsville Country Club.

The Hartsville Lions Club meets at 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays at Mr. B's Restaurant in Lydia.

Darlington County Picklers meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, 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 City of Darlington and Darlington Area Recreation Department will hold a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at Carraway Park, 100 Magnolia St., Darlington. Mrs. Carraway, Sgt. Terrence Carraway's widow, and family will be present for this special occasion.

The Darlington County Community Action Agency will hold its Annual Board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at 904 S. Fourth St., Hartsville. Event includes our challenges and accomplishments, performances by Head Start children and Rasheeda Gilmore, DCCAA Youth Leadership Oratorical Winner, and light refreshments.

Trivia Night at Fahrenheit 225 at 7 p.m. Thursdays at 26 Public Square, Darlington. Info: 843-944-0321

Al-Anon, a fellowship of adult relatives and friends of alcoholics for mutual support, will meet at 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Hartsville AA Hut, 310 S. McFarland St. Info: 843-992-2981

Centennial Farmers Market will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at the corner of Fifth Street and Carolina Avenue in Hartsville with fresh, homemade, organic, and gourmet foods, live music, and entertainment.

Darlington Elks Lodge holds Bingo from 7:30 p.m. on Thursday nights at the lodge, 836 Timmonsville Highway, Darlington. Info: 843-393-1451

 

Friday

The Purple Fish Coffee Company will feature LIVE MUSIC from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday nights. Drink specials.

Live Jazz at Fahrenheit 225 at 7 p.m. Fridays at 26 Public Square, Darlington. Info: 843-944-0321

Darlington Country Club opens for a Members' Dinner every Friday Night at the club, 125 Country Club Road.

 

Saturday

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.

Shannon's Salon & Boutique will hold a Prom Sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at 1033 Pearl St. with vendors and prom dresses for sale. For information or to be a vendor, call 843-968-8084.

Carolina Reign will take the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Carolina Nightlife & Grill, 2244-B Harry Byrd Hwy, Darlington.

Aynortowne will perform Saturday at Lydia Community Center

The Southeastern Bluegrass Association of SC will feature Aynortowne Bluegrass Band on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Lydia Community Center, 5069 Indian Branch Road. Doors open at 4 p.m.

 

Sunday

All Hunt Bonz Deli locations inside Fastrack Convenience Stores will be open for breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays. Come on out and have breakfast and lunch with us on Lamar Highway, South Main Street, or Hoffmeyer Road.

Souper Bowl Sunday Youth Fundraiser at Mechanicsville Baptist Church

Mechanicsville Baptist Church will hold a Souper Bowl Sunday Youth Fundraiser beginning at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at the church, 2364 Cashua Ferry Road, Darlington.

Darlington County Picklers meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday nights at the Bill Cain Tennis Center at the corner of Orange and Liberty Streets. Learn to play and meet new friends.

Join Women in the Word and Cornerstone Baptist Church of Hartsville for a women's bible study starting at 5:30 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 5 through March 8, at the church, 408 Coker Ave, Hartsville. This event is open to every woman in the Hartsville and surrounding communities. Our study will be a 10-week study on the book of Philippians from 5:30 to 7 p.m. weekly. The book by Keri Folmar can be purchased for $9 online at https://www.heritagebooks.org. Please complete week one before meeting on Jan. 5. Info: Ashley Luhrs at 843-206-409

 

Mark Your Calendars

The City of Darlington will open bids for the upcoming EDA sewer project at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at City Hall, 400 Pearl St.

Daddy Daughter Dance will be Feb. 6

Daddy Daughter Dance will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St. Info: 843-398-4030

The Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Awards Program on Thursday, Feb. 6, at Darlington Country Club. 

The Men's Brotherhood and Christian Women's Connection of First Church of God will have a bar-b-q lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the church, 620 N. Main St., eat-in or carry-out. Plates are $8 each, include Shuler's BBQ of Latta, pork and rice, pork BBQ, pole beans, slaw, and bread. Delivery available for 10 or more plates. Info: 843-393-7942

Painting With Friends will hold its opening reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Black Creek Arts Council, 116 W. Carolina Ave., Hartsville. The free exhibit will be on display through Feb. 28. Featuring works by 10 area artists: Sue Brand, Timi Bronson, Sherry Brown, Frankie Bush, Judy Jacobs, Cornelia Joyner, MJ Martin, Gay Morrison, Linda Sablewski, Jane Wheeler, and Pam Youngblood.

Dominion Church's Epic Youth Celebrates Valentine's Day Feb. 7

Epic Youth is hosting a Valentine's Day Dinner and Live Music date night from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Dominion Church, 1030 Pearl St., Darlington. Come out and enjoy a delicious meal and live entertainment. Proceeds from this event will help fund the youths' trip to Tennessee. Childcare will include pizza, games and fun, while the adults enjoy adult time! Cost: $15 for adults and $5 for children. P.S. You don't have to have a date to come! Just come enjoy some good, clean fun!

Learn to cook over an open hearth with Darlington County Historical Commission

The Darlington County Historical Commission will be offering open-hearth cooking classes at the Jacob Kelley House this winter. Dates and times are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8; and from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. This hands-on experience is $20 per class and will offer you the opportunity to step back in time to experience food prep and dining without electricity and modern conveniences. If you are interested, sign up early as slots are filling up fast. Email bgandy@darcosc.net to reserve.

Take a trip Out to Lunch at South of Pearl. Wednesday, Feb. 19, with Darlington Area Recreation. 12:30 p.m. Dutch treat. Register 843-398-4030

Christian Men's Conference, "The Father's Blessing," will be held Feb. 21-23 at St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center, 2810 Seabrook Island Rd, Johns Island, SC. The Rev. Rob Sturdy, Chaplain at St. Alban's, the Citadel, will speak.

Spring Forward! Daylight Savings Time Begins on Sunday, March 8.

The Speed & Feed BBQ Festival & Car Show returns to Darlington Raceway on Friday, March 13, and Saturday, March 14. https://www.darlingtonraceway.com/Event-Info/Speed-and-Feed-2020.aspx

Take a trip to Conway Theater of the Republic Driving Miss Daisy on Thursday, March 19, with Darlington Area Recreation. Tickets are $40 plus lunch on your own. Register 843-398-4030

A joint meeting of all City Boards and Committees will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at City Hall, 400 Pearl St., led by the City Planning Commission.

Mark your calendars, the Kalmia Gardens' Annual Oyster Roast Fundraiser is set for March 21 at the gardens, 1624 W. Carolina Ave., Hartsville. Tickets are $45 per person and include steamers, an assortment of other foods, beer, wine, and sodas. Currently, tickets are available from Kalmia Board members and by contacting the Gardens, online ticket sales will begin soon and a link will be posted on Facebook and Twitter.

Kiwanis Oyster Roast tickets available at State Farm in Darlington

The Darlington Kiwanis Club Annual Oyster Roast & BBQ will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the American Legion Post 13 on Harry Byrd Highway. Tickets are $30 each and include food and beverages. Find the club online here.

Wednesday, April 8 - Annual DDRA Golf Tournament at Darlington Country Club. Info: 843-992-1561 or info@buildupdarlington.org

Thursday, April 23 - Taste of Darlington at Darlington Raceway. Info: 843-992-1561 or info@buildupdarlington.org

On Saturday, April 25, the Long Bluff Historical Society will sponsor the annual Taste of Society Hill from 7 to 9 p.m. at the historic Adam Marshall House, 454 S. Main St., Society Hill. Tickets are $20 per person at the door. Ages 21 and older only. Proceeds benefit historic preservation in the Society Hill area with on-going projects in the community. Info: (813) 323-1445.

Enjoy an Evening Under the Oaks April 25

Join your friends and family at Oak Manor Inn, 314 E Home Ave, Hartsville, as we enjoy an Evening Under the Oaks to raise funds for Darlington County Humane Society's Raise the Woof Campaign to build a proper animal shelter. VIP Hour from 4 to 5 p.m. General Admission from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets.

Saturday, June 6 - Darlington Family Fest at Darlington Raceway. Vendor Application. Info: 843-992-1561 or info@buildupdarlington.org

 

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Join the DDRA and show your support for our community. Download the Membership Application here. Members can share news about your business or organization by giving us a call, 843-992-1561, or sending us an email, info@buildupdarlington.org, and we will feature yours news on our site and distribute it through our News Alert system via text and email to people interested in Darlington as well as TV stations, radio stations, and newspapers. We can come take a photo or use what you already have. This allows you to share employee recognitions, new products, sales, special hours and events, and more - all as a benefit of being a member of the Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association!

If you are already a member, please make sure to submit any updates to your businesses' Map Location Form to info@buildupdarlington.org.

To have your event listed on our websites, please email info@buildupdarlington.org or call 843-398-4000 x 103 by the week prior to your event.

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