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02/17/2020

Weekly Update City of Darlington

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Join Joe's Grill and the Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association for the first annual Chili Championship from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, at Joe's Grill, 306 Russell St. Local teams compete in a taster's choice competition for a Chili Championship Belt! Tasting wristbands are $5. Voting ends at 1:30. Prize awarded at 1:45. Classic car show and vendor spots available too. Special menu that day with food that pairs with chili! Cook teams can pick up entry forms at Joe's or click here. Cost is $10 plus food. Proceeds to benefit the City of Darlington Fire Department.

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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. The cost is $45 per child. Discount of $10 off each additional sibling in the home. Late registration will be Feb. 21-27. The cost will increase by $10. No requests for participants to be on same teams except SIBLINGS. FYI: The All-Star fee for 2020 will be $30. Please be prepared to pay if your child makes the team. Info: 843-398-4030

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Today

The Board of Directors of Darlington County Water & Sewer Authority will meet in the conference room at 131 Industrial Way, Darlington, at 5 p.m. on Feb. 17 and the third Monday of the month. Dates for 2020 are March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, and Dec. 21.

The Stitchers Club of Hartsville will meet at 5 p.m. Feb. 17 and the first and third Monday of each month at the Hartsville Memorial Library.

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

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

 

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.

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Darlington Country Club opens for a Family Buffet every Tuesday Night at the club, 125 Country Club Road. Bonjour Mesdames et Messieurs! It is Italian Night at the Club for Tuesday Night Family Buffet. Chef Heavy will be serving up a delicious menu for our Members. Remember to make your reservations early to receive 15% off of the cost of your buffet. See you at the Club!

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

The Board of Directors of the Darlington Kiwanis Club meets at 6 p.m. Feb. 18 and on the second Tuesday of the month. https://www.facebook.com/DarlingtonKiwanis/

The Darlington Branch NAACP meets at 7 p.m. on Feb. 11 and the second Tuesday of the month at 109 Pearl St., Darlington. Info: 843-229-1274

 

Wednesday

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

Revival in Lydia Feb 19-23

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.

Wine Down Wednesday at Fahrenheit 225 on Wednesday evenings at 26 Public Square, Darlington. Info: 843-944-0321

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

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

The Darlington Kiwanis Club meets at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, and every other Thursday at the Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road. Info: www.facebook.com/DarlingtonKiwanis Program: Foster Care in Darlington County

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.

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.

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

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

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

The Stitchers Club of Hartsville will meet at 5 p.m. Feb. 13 and the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Hartsville Memorial Library.

The American Legion Post 13 of Darlington meets at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 and the second Thursday of each month at the Post on Harry Byrd Highway.

 

Friday

The Crochet & Knit Club of Darlington will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 14 and the second Friday of the month at the Darlington Library, 204 N. Main St., Darlington. Info: 843-398-4940

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.

Harris Creek Baptist Church will hold a special concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the church, 356 Harris Creek Church Road, Society Hill. Doors open at 6 o'clock. All are invited. Info: 843-601-0025 or 803-288-5251

 

Saturday

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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.

The Darlington County Historical Commission will be offering open-hearth cooking classes at the Jacob Kelley House this winter. The last class will be 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.

 

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.

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

 

Monday

Darlington County Head Start Program Policy Council meets at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 24 and on the fourth Monday of the month at Butler Head Start center, 1103 S. Sixth St., Hartsville.

The City of Darlington Tree Board will meet quarterly at 5:30 p.m. Monday, February 24, May 11, and September 28; 10 a.m. Friday, December 4; and on an as-needed basis at City Administration Building, 410 Pearl St., Darlington.

 

Mark Your Calendars

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Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association invites businesses, civic groups, and other organizations to participate in the City's biggest social event of the year, The Taste of Darlington. Use this opportunity to show off your skills in the kitchen with hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and other mouth-watering goodies as well as promote your business or enterprise and your commitment to the community. The 2020 Taste will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 23, in the garage area at Darlington Raceway as a fundraiser for the DDRA. For details, call DDRA Executive Director Lisa Chalian-Rock at 398-4000 x 103 or 843-992-1561 for more information or to sign up for a table. Download the application here.

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Daddy Daughter Dance had to be rescheduled due to weather for Thursday, Feb. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St. Info: 843-398-4030

Darlington County Complete Count Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, at the Darlington Library, 204 N. Main St. The committee will work to ensure everyone in Darlington County is counted in the 2020 Census.

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Prestwood Country Club will hold its Annual Oyster Roast at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the club, 534 Prestwood Dr, Hartsville. Oysters on the deck, Lowcountry Boil catered by Oliver Segars, Entertainment by the Andy Locklear and Oneida Martin Show. Bring your oyster knives. Age 21 and older only. No tickets will be sold at the door. RSVP by March 2 to ensure we have adequate food and beverages for the event. Cost: $25 each or $40 per couple. Info: 843-858-1968

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.

The YMCA Shamrock Shenanigans Festival will take place on Saturday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the heart of downtown Hartsville on Carolina Ave in front of the YMCA. The morning will start off with a Color Me Green 5K and Shamrock Shenanigans 10K. Food and craft vendors will be set up from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with kid activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. presented by Pleasant Valley Stables and Inflatables. There will also be live music by the Wet Nose Dogs of Florence and adult activities! For more information, please visit our website: www.upperpdymca.org

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.

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Join the Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County for a morning of clay shooting or golfing, with lunch, an awards ceremony and silent auction supporting happy, healthy, families in Darlington County from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at Moree Sportsman Preserve and Moree's Cheraw Country Club, 1217 Moree Road and 2341 Old Cash Road in Society Hill. The purpose of the 2020 Double Crown is to bring awareness and raise financial support for medical and mental health services for children and their families in Darlington County who cannot afford it. Purchase tickets here. Click here to purchase your tickets!

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. Info: 843-383-8145

032820 Jump Start

Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center is hosting the Second Annual Jumpstart Your Heart 5K to raise funds to purchase automated external defibrillators (AED) for local schools and athletic departments. Enjoy a live radio broadcast by 103X, food vendors, healthy activities and FUN! 5K Run/Walk with t-shirt= $25. Register here

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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

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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 April 25, Joyful Treasures will hold an HIV/AIDS Awareness Walk beginning at 10 a.m. at the Public Square.

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.

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

The Showdown in the Pee Dee will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at A.W. Stanley Gym, 100 Magnolia Street. Special guest Ray Mercer, 1988 Olympic Gold Medal winner, will be available for photos. Admission is $10 or $15 for VIP seats. Tables are available for $500, seat six, and include catering by Bizell's and special photo-op time with Mr. Mercer.

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

 

Become a Member!

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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.

Art Competition

2020 Congressional Art Competition Members of the U.S. House of Representatives sponsor a nation-wide high school art competition each spring. The Congressional Art Competition provides an opportunity to recognize and encourage artistic talent. All high school students in our district can participate. The winning piece will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year and the artist will receive round-trip airfare to attend the national winners' reception in Washington D.C. A runner-up from the Grand Strand and Pee Dee regions will have their artwork displayed in our regional offices for one year. For more information and the deadline to apply click the link below.

Congressional Art Competition Information

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