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Weekly Update City of Darlington


Lindburgh's Southern Cooking and owner Denise Dargan Stanley receives DDRA Improvement Incentive Grant. As 2022 begins, the DDRA happily announces a $1,000 grant to Lindburgh's Southern Cooking at 1215 S. Main St. at Joe Louis Boulevard for all the façade improvements being made. Currently open on Saturdays for lunch, Stanley looks to open the restaurant full-time as soon as the last pieces of equipment arrive.

The DDRA Board has approved $5,000 for façade grants for 2022. The program helps businesses and property owners to make repairs, install signage, and paint. Since its inception, the DDRA Improvement Incentive Grant Program has been in direct connection with more than $184,000 worth of upgrades. The grant deadline is the 24th of each month until funds are exhausted.

From left are DDRA Board members Eugene Vaughan and Bobby Kilgo, Scott Bryant, DDRA Executive Director Lisa Bailey, Mayor Curtis Boyd, DDRA Board members Nancy Matthews and Dee Dee Kehl, owner Denise Dargan Stanley, and her son Alonzo Dargan.


The Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association (DDRA) will be partnering with Joe's Grill for our Third Annual Chili Championship on Saturday, March 26! We invite you to showcase your business, church, or family recipe at our event as a contestant. This would be a great opportunity to display your brand and distribute menus or other promotional materials. DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORM HERE. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. OUTSIDE with the public purchasing tasting wristbands to select the winners. The Darlington Cruisers will hold a car show that day as well. Cost: $10 cook teams, $5 tasting wristbands, and $5 per vehicle for the car show. Info: 843-944-0626


TASTE OF DARLINGTON RETURNS TO THE TRACK TOO TOUGH TO TAME THURSDAY, APRIL 7! The annual culinary event benefits the Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association (DDRA) and features some of the best cooks in the Darlington area. This year's event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, in the Garage Area at Darlington Raceway. Attendees will enjoy a host of hot and cold food and drinks. A variety of decadent and beautiful desserts, sandwiches and finger foods will overflow tables, but the grilled meats are the stars of the feast. The smoke and smell of tenderloins and ribs will draw out the carnivore in nearly any hungry guest. AGE 21+ ONLY. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the gate and are currently available in Darlington at the City Water Department, 400 Pearl St., Carolina Bank offices in Darlington County, Joe's Grill, 306 Russell St., and in Florence at The Healthy Food Store.

Thank you to our sponsors: WBTW News 13, Georgia Pacific, Care South Carolina, North Industrial Machine, McLeod Health, First Citizens Bank, SPC Credit Union, The News & Press, Herald Office Systems, Cumulus Broadcasting, Q100.5, The Fox 102.1, Crown Beverages, Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce, City of Darlington, and Coca-Cola

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Darlington Presbyterian Church will hold a series of special events on Sunday, March 20, and Monday, March 21, with Ben Glenn "The Chalk Guy" at the church, 311 Pearl St. The Praise Band will kick off both evenings. Sunday service begins at 6:30 p.m. On Monday join us for lunch at noon and dinner at 5:15 p.m. followed by the service. Child care will be provided.

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Canfor's Darlington Plant makes lumber for homes, buildings and construction projects and they're hiring for a variety of positions for day and night shifts. Learn more at an onsite hiring event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at 1100 Chesterfield Lumber Drive in Darlington to drop off your resume and talk to our amazing team. If you're not afraid to get a bit of dirt on your boots or break a sweat, come work with us! Canfor Southern Pine offers competitive pay, bonuses, benefits and training opportunities to build your career. For more information, visit https://www.canfor.com/darlington-jobs.




Saturdays on the Square will return in 2022 on the SECOND SATURDAY from May through September! More details TBA! Sponsors. Vendors. Info: 843-992-1561

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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

Darlington County School District Board of Education holds its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on March 14 and on the second Monday of each month at DCSD Administrative building, 120 E. Smith Ave., Darlington.

Monday Night is Spaghetti Night at Joe's Grill, 306 Russell St., Darlington. 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.

Monday night cornhole tournament will be held weekly beginning at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Darlington Moose Lodge, 1056 N. Governor Williams Hwy., Darlington. Anyone can play, all skill levels welcome. Entry fee: $20 with guaranteed minimum of four games. Cash prizes. Round Robin Switcholio Format: 4 rounds, different partner each round. Ranked by wins and points to lead into a playoff tournament. Lodge membership is not required for players. However, if you plan on hanging out at the bar before/after or outside of tournament times, please sign up. It's only $52 a year.

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Multiverse Gifts & Games will hold Dungeons & Dragons Ladies Night at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 7, and every other Monday through May 30, at 326 S. Fifth St., Hartsville. New players and experienced players welcome.

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



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Darlington Library's Canvas Paint Class will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, at the library, 204 N. Main St., Darlington. Learn how to paint this adorable baby chick with step-by-step instructions. Info: 843-398-4940


Pee Dee Regional Transportation Authority will hold a public input meeting from 2 to 3 p.m. and from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, at Society Hill Town Hall, 280 S. Main St., Society Hill on its consideration of an expansion of service to the Society Hill / Dovesville area. Writing comments can be submitted to PDRTA, 3123 S. Stadium Road, Florence, SC 29506; by email to dstrickland@pdrta.org; or by phone at 843-665-2227 ext. 2. Public comment period closes at March 15.

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Darlington City Council will hold a Public Hearing and Special Meeting for the second and final reading of an Ordinance to expand the Cashua-Spring Street Historic District at 6 p.m. March 15, in the courtroom at City Hall, located at 400 Pearl Street. The Ordinance would add 14 additional properties on North and Oak Streets to the Cashua-Spring Street Historic District as recommended by the City Historic Landmarks Commission and S.C. Department of Archives & History and as requested by the property owners in 2018. You may review documents related to the expansion at City Hall, 400 Pearl St., or online at www.CityofDarlington.com. Individuals may submit comments in writing by Thursday, March 11, 2022, to City Planning Department, P.O. Box 57, Darlington, SC 29540, or they may provide comments in person at the Public Hearing. Info: 843-398-4000 or rock@cityofdarlington.com.

City of Darlington Planning Commission meets at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15, at City Hall, 400 Pearl St. Dates for 2022 are March 15, May 17, July 19, Sept. 20, and Nov. 15. Info: rock@cityofdarlington.com

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

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Hartsville Memorial Library has Pre-School Story Time at 10 a.m. every Tuesday at the library, 147 W. College Ave., Hartsville. Reading, singing, and play!

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

Darlington Area Recreation Walkers Challenge! The Optimistic Radiant Confident Active Seniors group will meet on the FIRST TUESDAY of each month. Any senior that walks 20 miles in a month at AW Stanley Gym or Harmon Baldwin Gym in Darlington. Info: 843-398-4030.

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

The Darlington Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, March 15, at Darlington Country Club, with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and business meeting at 6 o'clock.  Dates are March 15, April 19, and May 17.

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

Kingdom Seekers Holiness Church will hold a Bible Study from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday at 124 Jordan St., Darlington.

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Book Club will be held at 10 a.m. on March 16 and the third Wednesday of the month at the Lamar Library, 103 E. Main St., Lamar. Info: 843-326-5524

The Darlington Professional Women meet at noon on March 16 and on the third Wednesday of the month at the Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce, 38 Public Square.

The Darlington County Library Board of Trustees meets at 5 p.m. on March 16 and on the third Wednesday of the month at one of the County library locations. Info: 843-398-4940 or jimmie.epling@darlington-lib.org.

The City of Darlington Beautification Board meets at 5 p.m. on March 16 and the third Wednesday of the month with no meeting in November and December. Dates for 2022 are April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, and Oct. 19. Info: 843-398-4000 or rock@cityofdarlington.com

Ask the South Carolina District Office Small Business Administration at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Have questions about starting, growing, expanding, or recovering your small business? Join this weekly call with the SCDO team to hear answers to commonly asked questions about COVID EIDL, PPP forgiveness, federal contracting, loans for start-ups, and other small business resources. Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting or call in (audio only) +1 202-765-1264. Phone Conference ID: 932 809 268#

St. Matthew's Church will hold a Men's Bible Study at 7 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Purple Fish Coffee Company, 104 W. Hampton St.

Sunrise Rotary Club of Hartsville meets every other Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. 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

Join Central Baptist Church Pastor Tim Coker each Wednesday at 9 a.m. for Flight Training, his mid-week Bible study, at https://cbcdarlington.com/.

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Southern Gardeners Bootcamp will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings through April 13 at the Cooperative Extension Office, 2685 S. Irby St. Suite K, Florence. Cost is $15 per class ($12 for master gardeners). Register online here. Info: Cameron Ketron 843-944-8586.

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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

Test-N-Tune / N/T Grudge held every Wednesday night at Darlington Dragway, 2056 E. Bobo Newsome Hwy., Hartsville. Gates open at 5 p.m. Testing starts at 6 p.m. Spectator admission: $15. Testing Fee: $10. Info: 843-383-0008



BINGO will be held at 11 a.m. on March 17 and the third Thursday of the month at the Lamar Library, 103 E. Main St., Lamar. Info: 843-326-5524


Darlington Kiwanis Club will meet at 1 p.m. March 17 and the first and third Thursday of the month at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road, Darlington. Speaker: Guardian ad Litem, Cassandra Hilton

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

The Darlington County Airport Commission meets at 8 a.m. March 17 and on the third Thursday of every month at the Darlington County Jetport, 313 G. Graham Segars Parkway, Darlington. Info: 843-307-7710, 843-393-9928, or bkennett@darcosc.net.

DCC Dinner Club for Members. Join Darlington Country Club from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 17 and on the third Thursday of each month for a night of elegant dining and good company at the club, 125 Country Club Road. Reservations are required. (843) 393-0236

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Darlington Library's Not Your Mother's Book Club pick is Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. You can pick up your copy from the library or get the e-book version from the libby app. Join in person at the Darlington Library or online by Zoom at 6 p.m. March 17. Info: 843-398-4940

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Hartsville Memorial Library's Young Writers Club will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at the library, 147 W. College Ave., Hartsville. Ages 8-12. Members are encouraged to bring anything they have written so far. Info: 843-332-5115

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.

Dancing with the Stars of Darlington County will be held March 17 at Hartsville Center Theater. Interested in participating or volunteering? Email darlingtoncountydwts@gmail.com or call 843-615-1625. Proceeds benefit the Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault.

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

At 7 p.m. on Thursdays, the Atomic Mountain Bikers meet for a no drop ride through High Hill Creek Park off South Charleston Road. All skill levels are welcome, and no one will be left behind. Please bring a head lamp and or bike light as the sun will go down before we finish our ride.

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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Hartsville Memorial Library's Reading Rangers will meet at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 18, at the library 147 W. College Ave., Hartsville. For Ages 6-12. Registration is still open. Info: 843-332-5115

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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Cruz 'n Karaoke is coming to Rambo's (formerly Mike's Corner Bar) Friday nights from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at 1288 Timmonsville Hwy., Darlington. Come on out and bring your friends to have a good time. Let's make Rambo's THE place for karaoke night. Reminder! Use your Smartphone to submit Song Requests! Get your FREE Songbooks Online APP at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details... Register and Enter Show ID: TJB582. Select the songs you want to sing. and be added to the rotation without even leaving your seat.



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

Looking to work at the most splashin' fun place this summer with your friends? Join Hartsville Recreation from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at Coach TB Thomas Sports Center, 701 W. Washington St., Hartsville, for the 2022 Seasonal Job Fair. Make plans to drop in to learn more about joining our Neptune Crew and to apply for the upcoming season.

Lamar Library's next Pokémon Club will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at the library, 103 E. Main St., Lamar. This club is open to beginners and Pokémon masters. If you don't know how to play, we will teach you!

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House of Refuge for Battered Women & Children will hold a Shoe Drive Fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturdays through April 2 at the old Bank of America parking lot, 213 S. Main St., Darlington. Donations of gently used and new men, women, and children's shoes. You can get your friends and family involved and ask them to collect some as well. You bag them and drop them off on any Tuesday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. as well. You don't even have to get out your vehicle. Your donated items will help keep the services offered by our organization for battered women and children.


NOW OPEN SATURDAY NIGHTS! Joe's Grill at 306 Russell St., Darlington.



Hope Revealed of Florence will minister in song at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 20, at Beauford Baptist Church 18182 S.C. 151 North, Mcbee.

Prayer on the Square will be held at 4 p.m. March 20 and on the third Sunday of each month. Come together for fellowship and spiritual uplifting. Open to all.

Central Baptist Church will hold Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Sundays at the church, 512 Spring St., Darlington. Regular worship services are held at 10:30 a.m. Sundays in the sanctuary as well as via livestream. Info: (843) 393-8581

Darlington Presbyterian Church holds service at 11 a.m. on Sundays with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. at the church, 311 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 an In-Person and Virtual Church Service at 11 a.m. Sundays. Info: 843-393-4112

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Our Lenten Study will be "Undiscovered Lent" by Rev. Peter Walker. The materials for this study are available in the Narthex and the Church office. Each week there will be a 15-20-minute video along with discussion. The study will start Sunday, March 13, and continue until April 6. In lieu of Adult Sunday School, meet at the Purple Fish and on Zoom from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at 104 W. Hampton St.

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: 843-393-2672

Mechanicsville Baptist Church will hold indoor church services and Facebook live service at 10:30 a.m. Sundays at the church, 2364 Cashua Ferry Road, Darlington. All are welcome.

Children's church for ages 6-12 will open back up at 10:30 a.m. Sundays at Northwood Family Worship Center, 1100 E. McIver Road, Darlington. Praise & worship, puppets, Rovercomer the Dog, Deputy Dugan, crafts, & many fun things planned for upcoming services. Parents are not required to stay for adult services but are welcome to stay and get spiritually fed as well. It's about the relationship and not the religion. Come as you are but not leave as you came. Adult services are at 10:30 a.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

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.

On Sundays at 2 p.m., join Susan Wesener at the Fitness World Gyms Darlington location, 1032 Pearl St., Darlington, for a brand-new yoga class. Yoga is an amazing entry into fitness for those just starting out, and an ever-better way for hardcore gym members to find better balance, flexibility, and core endurance. Reduce stress. Improve mood. Stretch. Strengthen. Let's get fit together!

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The S.C. Department of Natural Resources will hold a Public Meeting for Pee Dee River Basin Planning from 6 to 8 p.m. March 21 at Coastal Carolina University Wall Building, Johnson Auditorium, 119 Chanticleer Dr. East, Conway, and from 6 to 8 p.m. March 22 at Pee Dee Research and Education Center, Clemson University, 2200 Pocket Road, Florence. Read more here.

St. Matthew's Church will hold Virtual Women's Bible Study at 7 a.m. on Monday live from the Purple Fish. Contact Janet Stoda via Janet@saintmatthews.us for study materials.

Darlington Library will hold Monday Morning Meditations, a beginner meditation and light yoga session at 9 a.m. every Monday at the library, 204 N. Main St., Darlington. Ages 16 and older. Comfortable clothes are recommended.

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

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 March 21 and on the third Monday of the month. Dates for 2022: Jan. 18, Feb. 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, and Dec. 19.


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Darlington Library's Family Movie Night will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, at the library, 204 N. Main St., Darlington. This month we will be watching the Disney movie Encanto! Popcorn and juice will be provided. Info: 843-398-4940

JOB FAIR from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at McClenaghan Building, Room 301, 500 S. Dargan St., Florence. Professional attire required. Open to students, service members, veterans, and the general public. Info: 843-519-1245

Hartsville Memorial Library's Lego Club will meet at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at the library, 147 W. College Ave., Hartsville. For ages 6-13. At our meetings, we will have challenge builds for the children to complete and time set aside for free building. Info: 843-332-5115

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This month the Hartsville Memorial Library Book Club will be reading The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth. Stop by the library to pick up a copy and join the club at 12 noon on Thursday, March 24, at the Hartsville Country Club to discuss the book. Dutch treat. Info: 843-332-5115.

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Darlington Library's Adult Craft Night will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at the library, 204 N. Main St., Darlington. Join us as we make Bee Baths, small watering stations for bees to decorate your garden. Info: 843-398-4940

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The Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Awards Ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at The Grand Old Post Office, 201 Pearl St. The DDRA will present its Member of the Year Award during the evening as well. You may get your tickets online via our website at members.darlingtonchamber.com/events. 

The Hartsville Memorial Library Brain Boosters theme for this month is Ancient History. Join the program for home-school students ages 6-12, at 10 a.m. Friday, March 25, at the library, 147 W. College Ave., Hartsville. Info: 843-332-5115

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Lamar Library's Book Club will be reading The Sprit of Sweetgrass by Nicole Seitz. Stop by to pick up a copy from the library and join us to discuss the book at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 26, at the library, 103 E. Main St., Lamar. Info: 843-326-5524.

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Mark Johnson & Emory Lester, two renowned instrumentalists, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at The Grand Old Post Office, 201 Pearl St. As a duo, they have brought their unique blend of music to audiences all over the world. Join us at 6 p.m. for food, drink, and listen to these incredible musicians. https://youtu.be/kCS5uIaTFDg Also, Mark and Emory have generously agreed to host classes in addition to the already scheduled concert. Total price for a ticket to the mandolin and banjo workshops, lunch and concert to $50. Workshops will be open to 25 each for banjo and mandolin. Novice - Intermediate levels welcome. Please respond to Stan Thompson Facebook page, gopofoundation@gmail.com, or 843 230-7118.

St. Matthew's Church will hold its Women's Movie Night on Saturday, March 26, at the church, 210 S. Main St., Darlington. Info: 843-393-4112.

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The Pee Dee State Farmers Market is gearing back up for the spring with craft show  from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at the market, 2513 W. Lucas St., Florence.

Join SCACED on Tuesday, March 29, at 5:30 p.m. for their first Landowner Resources Workshop of the year where we'll walk through the USDA-NRCS EQIP/CSP funding program. Our Landowner Resources Workshops engage landowners and producers to learn how to increase profitability, start an agricultural business, Agri-heritage tourism, conservation planning, and the EQIP/CSP application process & implementation. Limited capacity. Each participant that attends a workshop will receive a $10 Subway gift card. For questions please reach out to Ken Harvin ken@scaced.org. Register here.

MEMBERS ONLY Darlington Country Club Junior Tennis Clinics will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays starting March 29 for ages 6-10 and from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursdays starting March 31 for ages 11-14 at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road. All clinics taught by Coach Ken Howle. Free. Info: 843-615-5886

JOB FAIR from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at Florence-Darlington Technical College SiMT Building, 1951 Pisgah Road, Florence. Come dressed to impress. Info: 843-519-1245

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St. Matthew's Church will hold its Spiritual Gifts Workshop on Saturday, April 2, at the church, 210 S. Main St., Darlington. Info: 843-393-4112.

The Town of Lamar Community Sesquicentennial Worship Service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at Lamar High School Gym to begin a series of monthly events to mark the Town's 150th Anniversary. Each event will focus on a different topic. Tentatively, May, first responders; June, political servants; July, the military; August, sports; September, pictorial/oral histories; October, medical; November, education; December, Christmas on Main. Organizers said, "Lamar looks forward to this year to commemorate, educate and celebrate its town, as well as sharing retrospectives about the 'Small Town with a Big Vision,' its motto."

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Lamar Library will be having a Spring-Cleaning Book Sale April 4-9 at the library, 103 E. Main St. April 4-8, books will cost $1 each. Fill a bag or box of books on Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for only $1. Take advantage of these amazing deals and to support programming for the Lamar Library. Info: 843-326-5524

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Do you have gently used eyeglasses, sunglasses or shoes? Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Omega Omega Omega Chapter will collect gently used eyewear and shoes from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. April 9 at 90 Public Square, Darlington, as part of Target 5-Global Impact Day.

St. Matthew's Church will hold its Stations of the Cross on Friday, April 15, at the church, 210 S. Main St., Darlington. Info: 843-393-4112.

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Come out for a day of family fun at the Dominion Church Easter Extravaganza beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at the church, 1030 Pearl St., Darlington. Includes egg hunts for every child, starting at 11 a.m. for any child with a special need to 2 p.m. for the older group. More than 25,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes! Food truck vendors available to purchase food for lunch.

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Murphy Farm's 1st Easter Egg Hunt will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16. Reserve your tickets for a fun day on the farm, $10 in advance or $12 at the gate. Reserve by email murphyfarm94@gmail.com or text 843-601-8997 Tickets are limited! ALL proceeds go to our local humane society! To receive 50% off an adult ticket, bring cat/dog food to the event to donate with the purchase of a child's ticket.

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The American Legion Post 13 will hold an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at the post, 1752 Harry Byrd Highway, Darlington. Schedule your appointment at redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code BLOODBATTLE or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Info: Brenda Jenkins 843-393-9116

Darlington Raceway presents Track Laps for Charity from 6 to 8 p.m. May 4 for Darlington Shares; from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 4 for the VFW's Sports Clips Help A Hero Scholarship; from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 6 for the Darlington County Humane Society; from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 31 for Darlington Shares; and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 19 for Toys for Tots. Cost is $20 donation. Enter through Gate 39A.

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Muddy Creek Revival, a Southern Rock and Country band, kicks of the Saturdays on the Square Series on Saturday, May 14, downtown. Series continues in 2022 on the SECOND SATURDAY from May through September! More details TBA! Sponsors. Vendors. Info: 843-992-1561

Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR May 6-8 at Darlington Raceway. You can get your tickets and camping lined up by visiting www.darlingtonraceway.com or calling 866-459-7223.

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Southern 500 Weekend Sept. 2-4 at Darlington Raceway. You can get your tickets and camping lined up by visiting www.darlingtonraceway.com or calling 866-459-7223.

Bocce Bash will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at Byerly Park in Hartsville. Register now at blackcreekarts.org

Join Twist Kids Yoga for a workshop on how to teach yoga & mindfulness to children from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 25 at Black Creek Arts Center, 116 W. College Ave., Hartsville. In this 8-hour workshop, we will teach you the necessary tools and techniques for leading children ages 4-12 through a yoga & mindfulness class. This workshop is perfect for educators, yoga teachers, parents, counselors, childcare providers or anyone who loves children and wants to make a positive difference. 8 CEUs are available for Yoga Alliance teachers. This workshop is a shorter version of the Foundations From The Ground Up YTT that we offer in our 95-hr children's yoga program. *No prerequisites needed. Open to anyone with a love for children & yoga. Info: 843-332-6234

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Kids will experience connection, breathing, movement and more during a Yoga Summer Camp June 22-24 at Black Creek Arts Center! There will be age-appropriate yoga & mindfulness activities for the kids. Camp will run from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for ages 4-7 and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for ages 8-12 at 116 W. College Ave., Hartsville. Benefits of Kids Yoga: Enhanced flexibility, strength, coordination and body awareness; Concentration and an improved sense of calmness & relaxation; Playful exercise; Connection with self; Development of relating more with the natural world; and Learning to see their inner light. Info: 843-332-6234

071822 BCAC Summer Camppng

Introduction to West African Djembe Drumming Summer Camp will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. July 18-21 for ages 4-12 at Black Creek Arts, 116 W. College Ave., Hartsville. Only 10 spots available! This camp will align with the South Carolina public education Standards for General Music Proficiency. 

During the week, students will engage in the artistic processes of creating, performing, responding, and connecting using West African djembe drums and assorted percussion instruments such as the shekere, cabasa, and shakers. Students will use the elements of music to communicate new musical ideas and works (compose, arrange and improvise); perform music with fluency and expression (play instruments alone and with each other); respond to music as a performer and listener (analyze and evaluate music); and relate music ideas to personal meaning.

Day 1: Students will learn about the instruments they will be playing: Their origins, role in West African cultures, and the three basic tones used to create rhythms played on the drums and how to play them. 

Day 2: Students will recap Day 1 and learn about two traditional West African rhythms, their meanings and how to play them. They will listen to rhythms played by the instructor and will be asked to share their thoughts about them.

Day 3: Students will recap Day 2, learn to play solo and with a group, and use their voices to accompany their drumming, and learn a third traditional West African rhythm.

Day 4: Students will recap Day 3, compose, arrange, and play their own rhythms solo and with the group, and plan performances and rehearse them for a culminating performance.

Info: www.blackcreekarts.org/classes

Gospel Singing with Molded Clay will minister in song at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at Beauford Baptist Church 18182 S.C. 151 North, Mcbee.



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.

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number (844) 684-6333, TTY (800) 462-7585. Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. 




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.

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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


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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