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06/28/2021

Weekly Update City of Darlington

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The Southeastern Bluegrass Association of South Carolina presents a great youth band Mountain Highway from Virginia at its monthly concert and jam session on July 3 at the Grand Old Post Office, 201 Pearl St., Darlington. Featured bands in concert from 5:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. for jamming and open mic at 5 o'clock. Additional jam session from 8 to 9 p.m. Admission is $7 for members, $5 for students, free for children and $10 for others. Special thanks to Baker Transportation Inc. for helping fund this event.

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Congratulations and thank you to Merryland Daycare for taking pride in our City! The City Beautification Board presented the Pride of Darlington Business Award today for their many updates, including new buildings, interior, and playground upgrades.

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Thanks to the generous contributions of the City of Darlington, the Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association will be able to hold a free Concert Series in 2021. The concerts will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturdays on the Public Square with a different theme each month.

  • July 10 - Family Fellowship (Terence Lonon & The Untouchables will perform)
  • August 7 - Back to School (The Rick Strickland Band will perform)
  • September 4 - Race Week (Level 10 Band & Show will perform)
  • October 2 - 80s-Themed Party (Bout Time Band will perform)

Funds raised by these events will go toward downtown revitalization efforts. Info: info@buildupdarlington.org or 843-992-1561

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Summer Reading & Learning Program runs through August 3 at all four county libraries. Call 843-398-4940 or register at www.darlington-lib.org.

Darlington County Library System MATH CAMP will be held in two separate one-hour sessions, one at 10 a.m. and the other at noon, July 6-9. All ages, preschool through high school. Need not be a Darlington resident to participate. Please call to register, so there will be enough materials ready for everyone participating. Free. Info: (843) 398-4940

DAILY PRAYER GATHERING: All are welcome to join fellow believers daily at 7 a.m. as we pray for the upcoming revival at Dominion Church, 1030 Pearl St., Darlington.

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Neptune Island Waterpark, 1109 Fourteenth St., Hartsville, is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

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Today

Lake Swamp Baptist Church holds a fun exciting day camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 28 through July 1 for children who have finished grades 2-5 at the church, 6558 Oates Highway. Each day will take us on an adventure off-campus in the morning and an engaging discovery in God's Word in the afternoon. Cost is $100 +$25 registration fee.

The Darlington Conservation District meets at 7 a.m. on June 28 and every fourth Monday of the month at the District Office in Room 228 at 300 Russell St., Darlington. Info: 843-393-0483 or marie.chaplin@sc.usda.gov.

Darlington County School District Board of Education holds a monthly work session at 6 p.m. on June 28 and on the fourth Monday of each month at DCSD Administrative building, 120 E. Smith Ave., Darlington.

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It's a Small World Summer Program, hosted by A Perfect Start Child Care, will be held June 21 to August 6 at 103 Saleeby Loop Road, Darlington, for children in grades K-6. Pay weekly or pay up front.

Story Time will be live at 10 a.m. Mondays at the Darlington Library, 204 N. Main St. Info: 843-398-4940

The Knitting & Crochet Club of Lamar will meet at 4 p.m. on Mondays at the Lamar Library, 103 E. Main St., Lamar. Info: 843-326-5524

Monday Night is Spaghetti Night at Joe's Grill, 306 Russell St., Darlington. Served with salad, bread, and tea for $9.95. Info: 843-944-0626

Pickle Ball at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road, Darlington, will be held at 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.

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

Summer Story Time will be held at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Hartsville Memorial Library, 147 W. College Ave., Hartsville. Sign-up is required. Registration will open one week in advance of every story time. This program is designed for pre-school children, but all are welcome. To register, please call 843-332-5115 or visit the front desk.

 

The Blood Connection will be at the Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County, 203 Grove St., Darlington, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon June 29 to collect donations for this emergency need. All blood donors will receive a $20 eGift card. Info: donate.thebloodconnection.org

The Rotary Club of Hartsville meets at 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Pam's Restaurant, 1009 W. Bobo Newsome Hwy., Hartsville.

Joe's Grill celebrates Wing Night on Tuesday nights at 306 Russell St., Darlington. Dine-in only. Info: 843-944-0626

Wing specials, Drink Specials and Karaoke Every Tuesday Night at the Darlington Moose Lodge, 1056 N. Governor Williams Hwy., Darlington.

Each Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., Darlington Country Club will hold 9-hole scramble. $10 per player goes into the pot for prize money. 843-393-0236

Pickle Ball at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road, Darlington, will be held at 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.

Call the Darlington Country Club to make your reservations for our Member Family Night Buffet. (843) 393-0236

 

Wednesday

The Blood Connection will offer $45 e-gift cards to donors. Please give the gift of life from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, at the mural parking lot on North Main Street in Darlington.

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Butler Heritage Week returns June 30-July 3. the Butler Heritage Foundation is excited to celebrate 30 years of commitment to the Butler campus. Heritage Week events begin on Wednesday, June 30, with Bible study at Butler Auditorium. On Thursday, July 1, alumni will gather at the newly renovated Butler Gymnatorium for the Annual Banquet and Roll-Call of Classes. The Foundation will host a social hour at 5 p.m. The annual T.B. Thomas Golf Tourney will be at Governor's Run in Lamar on Friday, July 2. Two other events on Friday include the Annual Foundation Meeting at 5 p.m. and at 9 p.m. the Heritage Dance. Three events will conclude the week of festivities on Saturday, July 3. At 10 a.m., the Heritage Parade will travel down Sixth Street in the Historic Butler District, followed by a basketball game at noon in the Gymnatorium, and concluding with the Tiger Family Tailgate at 4 p.m. in Butler Park. For details, visit the Foundation's website or Facebook page.

St. Matthew's Church will hold a Virtual Men's Bible Study at 7 a.m. on Wednesdays and a Virtual Women's Bible Study at 12 Noon on Wednesdays. St. Matthew's Church will hold Virtual Church at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Sunrise Rotary Club of Hartsville meets every other Wednesday at 7:30 am at the Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce Board Room, 214 N. Fifth St. The Rotary Club of Hartsville is a part of District 7770 of the Eastern South Carolina. (843) 229-2729 or hartsvillesunriserotary@gmail.com

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Enjoy Wine Down Wednesdays at Chianti's Wings & Things, 124 Cashua St., Darlington, from 4 to 9 p.m. with wine and wing specials. (843) 944-0880

Carolina Nightlife & Grill will hold a Cornhole Tournament every Wednesday at 2244 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington. Anyone can play. Register at 6 p.m. with play starting at 6:30 p.m. All skill levels welcome. Tournament is blind/random partner draw, double elimination format. Cost is $10 per person for the Advanced Bracket and $5 per person for the Tailgate Bracket. If you can average 2 in the hole every time, we recommend the advanced bracket. Cash prizes for winning teams.

 

Thursday

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Darlington Kiwanis Club will meet at 1 p.m. July 1 and the first and third Thursday of the month at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road, Darlington. Speaker: Military author Jerred Metz

On Thursdays, Darlington Country Club will hold an individual points game (points based off your USGA handicap). Tee off anytime during the day and add $20 to the pot. Blind draw at 6:30 p.m., need not be present to win. Everyone participating must play with someone else that is in the game.

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Enjoy classic Shrimp-N-Grits (or pork chip and grits) at Joe's Grill on Thursday nights at 306 Russell St., Darlington.

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: https://al-anon.org or 843-992-2981

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Friday

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Darlington Library Adult Programming presents Needle Nuts at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 2, and on the first Friday of every month at the library, 204 N. Main St., Darlington. Bring your current knitting, crochet, cross stitch project and create with others while making new friends. 843-398-4940

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Enjoy Steak Night with Joe's Grill on Friday nights at 306 Russell St., Darlington. Dine-in only. Info: 843-944-0626

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Fahrenheit 225 will have Trivia & Rock Bingo Night on Fridays beginning at 7 p.m. Pick up to-go orders at 26 Public Square, Darlington. Open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Call in take-out orders at (843) 944-0321.

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The Purple Fish Coffee Company, 104 W. Hampton St., will reopen its Friday night live music and open mike sessions from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, July 9! (843) 944-0315

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Enjoy Karaoke Night at Chianti's Wings & Things, 124 Cashua St., Darlington, beginning at 7 p.m. every Friday night. Come through and kick back, relax and enjoy yourself.

 

Saturday

The Darlington Soup Kitchen is open from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Saturday mornings at 586 W. West Broad St.

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The Southeastern Bluegrass Association of South Carolina presents a great youth band Mountain Highway from Virginia at its monthly concert and jam session on July 3 at the Grand Old Post Office, 201 Pearl St., Darlington. Featured bands in concert from 5:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. for jamming and open mic at 5 o'clock. Additional jam session from 8 to 9 p.m. Admission is $7 for members, $5 for students, free for children and $10 for others. Special thanks to Baker Transportation for your sponsorship. Info: www.sebga.org

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Sunday

Darlington Presbyterian Church holds service at 11 a.m. on Sundays with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. at the church, 315 Pearl St.

Children's Activities begin at 5 p.m. Sundays with Kids for Christ at the Kid Central Building then share the love of God with them through teaching and songs from 6 to 7 p.m. for Children's Musical Practice at Central Baptist Church, 512 Spring St., Darlington.

St. Matthew's Church will hold a Virtual and In-Person Church Service at 11 a.m. Sundays. Info: 843-393-4112

Lee Street First Church of God brings the Word of God to you. Connect via Facebook Live or Zoom 646-558-86-56 ext. 222 777 7676. Sunday worship service at 11 a.m. Tuesday midday prayer at noon. Wednesday Bible Study at 6 p.m. Prayer Hotline 1-888-409-8880. Info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2227777676 or 843-393-2672

Parking Lot Church in the grassy area behind the ball field at 10:30 a.m. at Mechanicsville Baptist Church. There will be ushers directing you where to park your vehicle. Once parked, please tune your radio to 102.5FM. All are welcome.

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Lamar will hold services at 11 a.m. in person or online. Masks required in person. (843) 332-1188.

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Monday

City of Darlington offices will be closed on Monday, July 5, in observance of the Independence Day holiday and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 6.

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Mark Your Calendars

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Join Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center on July 6 to give blood and help save lives! To register, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: carolinapines. Each pint of blood we collect can help save up to three lives and will touch the lives of so many more. What a great way to pay it forward and make an impact on people in our community and across the country. This event will be held in the Education Classroom (directly before the cafeteria on the left).

SCACED Landowner Resources Workshop series continues at 5:30 p.m. July 6 and provides landowners and producers the opportunity to learn about USDA-NRCS funding programs, methods to increase profitability, how start an agricultural business, Agri-heritage tourism, and conservation planning. USDA staff will be on-hand to help guide landowners through and answer questions about the EQIP application process. All Landowner Workshops will be held virtually in 2021. Limited capacity. Each participant that attends a workshop will receive a $10 Subway gift card. Learn more here. All landowners in South Carolina are welcome to attend. Other dates: July 27, Sept. 7, and Sept. 28. For questions, please reach out to Ken Harvin ken@scaced.org or 843-579-9855 ext. 3.

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Saturdays on the Square: Terence & the Untouchables will perform live for the first in the DDRA's Bringing Downtown Alive! Concert Series return from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at the Public Square. Car show, food, cornhole tournament, Pepsi, and more. Bring a chair. Vendor Application. Sponsor Information. Thanks to City of Darlington for funding this project! Info: 843-992-1561 or info@buildupdarlington.org

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Dueling Pianos, an all-request, Rock N Roll, Sing A Long, Clap A Long, Comedy Piano Show where the Audience is the Star of the show, will be held beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, July 9, at Carolina Nightlife & Grill, 2244 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington.

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St. Matthew's Church will hold Vacation Bible School from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. July 11-13 at the church, 210 S. Main St. Info: 843-393-4112

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Maddie's Stop & Shop Pop Up Summer Extravaganza will be held from 12 noon to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at the Elks Lodge, 836 Timmonsville Highway, Darlington. Free snacks, beverages, and great vibes. First ten vendors $65. After July 1, vendor fee is $80. Info: Suniko Hickman 843-250-1198

Starting July 12, the Hartsville Library will have the Drawing Animals Club at 2 p.m. every Monday at 147 W. College Ave., Hartsville. Call or visit the Hartsville Memorial Library to sign-up today! 843-332-5115

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Join I-HOPE Women's Business Center and South Carolina Department of Commerce for a review and live demonstration of Commerce's business intelligence tool, SizeUpSC, at 10 a.m. July 20. This platform supports small- and medium-sized businesses within the state and it can help small business and entrepreneurs assess and adapt to the new challenges and new opportunities in this changing environment for business.  During this free webinar you will also learn about SourceSC and the benefits of being registered in the SourceSC Industry Directory. REGISTER HERE.

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Enjoy an elegant evening with a Piano Concert Starring John Hoffmeyer at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at The Grand Old Post Office, 201 Pearl St., Darlington.

Take Action SC: Virtual Workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon July 27. Event is open to all environmental educators and teachers. Environmental education lessons on recycling, natural resources, landfills, food waste, energy efficiency, and sustainability literacy will be provided. Register here

U.S. Rep. Tom Rice will hold mobile office hours from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, at Society Hill Library, 114 Carrigan St., Society Hill. During mobile office hours, constituents can meet with members of Congressman Rice's staff for help with issues involving federal agencies, including veterans benefits and services, Social Security benefits, the IRS, obtaining passports and more. For directions or additional details regarding mobile office hours, please contact the Pee Dee District Office at (843) 679-9781 or the Grand Strand District Office at (843) 445-6459.

The City of Hartsville is excited to announce that the 2021 Screen on the Green movie series is BACK! Grab a blanket or a chair and meet us at Burry Park for the summer movie series. Movie starts at dusk. Free.  Children and leashed pets are welcome. This event is held in an open-air park with plenty of room for social distancing.

  • August 12th: National Night Out, Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse sponsored by LOL Steam Center
  • September 11th: Aladdin (2019), sponsored by Sonoco
  • October 23rd: Hocus Pocus sponsored by SPC Credit Union

Dobbins Softball Consulting & Development presents Carolina Collegiate Instructional and Exposure Clinic from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at Lamar Softball Complex, 600 Club Dr., Lamar. For ages 12-18. Cost: $150 per participant by July 16 and $175 each after that. Info: (432) 552-0490

Darlington Academy Reunion will be from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. August 21 at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road, Darlington. Heavy hors d'ouvres at 7 p.m. with band beginning at 7:30 p.m. Cash bar. Cost: $50 per person. Mail checks payable to Darlington Academu Reunion 2021, 1517 Cashua Ferry Road, Darlington, SC 29532. Head county needed by August 10.

Darlington Raceway will hold a Classic Car Show Saturday, August 21. Participants in the Classic Car Show will receive Dash Plaque, Awards & Prizes, Track Laps on the famous Darlington Raceway, 1 ticket to the Sport Clips VFW Haircut 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Sept. 4, and the 50 first entries will get to drive their car onto Victory Lane for a photo. Cost: $30 through June 30, $40 after. Info: Emily Webster at 843-395-8805 or email ewebster@darlingtonraceway.com.

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Take your vehicle for a spin around the track Too Tough To Tame on August 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Benefiting Blessings in a Backpack. For just $20, you can take three laps around the unique egg-shaped oval. Track Laps proceeds will benefit Darlington Shares, a donor advised fund of The NASCAR Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable entity, that donates racing-related items and offers financial support to assist community outreach programs and other nonprofit charities. The last date for 2021 will be November 20, Benefiting Toys for Tots. REGISTER HERE.

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Third Annual Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County Heroes For Health Golf Tournament will take place Thursday, September 23 at Darlington Country Club.

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GENERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

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DHEC Careline 855-472-3432: Get answers to common questions about the Corona Virus from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.

DHEC Sponsored Testing at Darlington County Health Department,305 Russell St., Darlington. From 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays, with a break from 12 noon to 1 p.m. No appointment necessary. Preregistration encouraged: 1-855-472-3432 or scdhec.gov/gettested.

The Covid-19 Vaccine hotline for the public to schedule vaccine appointments is 843-876-7227. The hotline is open every day from 7a.m. to 7 p.m. and intended only for those who cannot access online scheduling, having difficulties with online scheduling, or to help non-MyChart users cancel appointments

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For general information about COVID-19, the World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control are trusted sources of information. We encourage you to visit their websites for the most current and correct information.

If you are sick, MUSC Health offers a Virtual Visit to determine if you should leave home to seek medical attention if you think you may have been exposed to the Corona Virus. Use promo code "COVID19" at this link.

 

CITY SERVICES

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Darlington City Hall has reopened to the public at a limited capacity. Hours of operation remain 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Individuals may only enter through the front door of City Hall, 400 Pearl St.
  • Individuals must wear a mask.
  • Individuals must maintain social distancing of six (6) feet from others.
  • A maximum of three (3) people will be allowed in the reception area at any one time. Others must wait outside.
  • Restrooms will not be open to the public.

Individuals are still encouraged to do as much business by telephone and email as possible. City staff will be available, and essential services will not be interrupted. Below are the numbers to call for specific questions. You can find updates here.

You may call the following numbers with service-related issues

  • Emergencies, call 911
  • Business Licenses - 843-398-4000 ext. 101
  • Permits - 843-398-4029
  • Water/Sewer, Normal Business Hours,  - 843-398-4040
  • Water/Sewer, After 5 p.m.,  -  843-758-1127
  • Fire, Non-emergency - 843-398-4013
  • Police, Non-emergency - 843-398-4026
  • Municipal Court - 843-398-4004
  • Streets & Sanitation - 843-398-4035
  • Media Inquiries - 843-992-1561

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Download the DDRA Membership Application here. Download a Map Location Form for your business. Return to info@buildupdarlington.org or DDRA, P.O. Pox 57, Darlington, SC 29540.

To have your event listed on our websites, please email info@buildupdarlington.org or call 843-398-4000 the week prior to your event. The DDRA office has moved to City Hall, 400 Pearl St. If you need us, call 843-992-1561 or email info@buildupdarlington.org. Thanks!

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