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04/04/2022

Weekly Update City of Darlington

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Harriet Bonnoitt of Joe's Grill presents the Darlington Fire Department A Shift with the money raised from the Annual Chili Championship held March 26. From left are Lt. Brandon Wilson, Assistant Chief Charles Bailey, Bonnoitt, Chief Pat Cavanaugh, Firefighter Skylar Smothers, and Capt. Perry Kelly. Thanks to everyone who participated. Mark your calendars for the FIRST Saturday in March for next year's competition!

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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, Raceway Ford of Darlington, Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce, City of Darlington, and Coca-Cola

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ANNUAL DDRA GOLF TOURNAMENT WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, AT DARLINGTON COUNTRY CLUB! Info: 843-992-1561

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APRIL 5 - Last Day to register for weekly Introduction to Hand Building Skills Pottery Class with Mary Cline McKnight. Classes will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, April 26 to May 24, at Black Creek Arts, 1st level Pottery Studio, 116 W. College Ave., Hartsville. Cost: $170, includes materials. Info: 843-332-6234. Register here.

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Apply for the Frank Coefield Memorial Scholarship by April 11! Fiber Industries will grant two scholarships in the amount of $2,500. One will be awarded to a Darlington High School senior and the other to the child or grandchild of a Fiber Industries employee. If you would like to learn more about the requirements and application process, visit fiberindustries.com/scholarship

St. John's High School Class of 1972 will hold its 50th Reunion from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at The Grand Old Post Office, 201 Pearl St. Members of the SJHS Classes of 1970, 1971, 1973, and 1974 are invited to join the event. Hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, and music. Tickets are $25 each before July 1 and $30 each after that. Make checks payable to St. John's Class of 1972. Info: Alexander Cohen, 18 Nez Perce St., Darlington, SC 29532.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - Carolinas Annual Photography Competition. Amateur and professional photographers of all ages who live, work or create in the Pee Dee Region are invited to enter the annual Carolinas Photography Exhibit. To enter, simply bring your photo(s) to Black Creek Arts Center or Hartsville Memorial Library between May 2 through May 27. You may submit your information online with the button below or use the paper form found at the bottom of this page. Three entries per person are allowed and the prices are $15 for one entry, $25 for two, and $30 for three. All pieces are to be show-ready when submitted. More information.

Categories

  • Heroes - Help us showcase your heroes and heroines in South Carolina. Is it a teacher, a first responder, a nurse, a family member, or a do-good stranger turned superhero? Share with us the unseen and seen heroes in your life so we can celebrate and behold these Carolina champions.
  • Dirty Jobs - Weak-stomach, hypersensitive to particular smells, or can't take the heat? This photography assignment might not be your 'cup of tea.' We are interested in exploring South Carolina's dirty jobs. Whether that means recording extremes in manufacturing or examining skull removal in taxidermy, we want to see the dirty jobs of South Carolina's economic engine displayed on our walls. This is an open invitation to all who wish to help us catalog unsavory, demanding, or vexatious work.
  • Local Watering Holes - Who remembers watching Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, where the zebras went to quench their thirst at the watering hole before the lions attacked? Luckily, human watering holes tend to be safer havens in our local communities. Pubs, dives, and bars became favored watering holes to drink socially, enjoy conversation and foster companionship. Show us your local watering holes and display people and activities that spur a sense of belonging.
  • Newfound Hobbies - A recent survey discovered 6 in 10 Americans adopted a new hobby as Covid-19 turned our world topsy-turvy in 2020. The effects of this sweeping viral outbreak resulted in the adoption of activities to combat social, economic, and political uncertainties. Newfound hobbies (cooking, gardening, meditation, reading, photography, DIY projects, coding, etc.) served as self-medication mental health cures for lengthy lockdowns; we would like to explore this phenomenon. This is an open invitation to participate in our photographic journey of recording newly discovered hobbies during the pandemic and post-pandemic. Whether you are a professional photographer, fresh hobbyist, or digital photos hoarder, please share with us photos displaying how you or your subjects have wrestled, resisted, and effectively boycotted the pandemic with newfound hobbies.

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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

The Knitting & Crochet Club of Lamar will meet at 4 p.m. on Mondays at the Lamar Library, 103 E. Main St., Lamar. Info: 843-326-552

The Black Creek Arts Center will host the Darlington County Photography Club at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 4, and on the first Monday of every month at 116 W. College Ave., Hartsville.

Darlington County Council meets at 6 p.m. Monday, April 4, and on the first Monday of the month at Courthouse Annex/EMS Building, 1625 Harry Byrd Highway, Darlington. Due to COVID-19, in-person access is restricted. Watch meetings online at http://www.darcosc.com/government/county_council/index.php. Info: 843-944-8270 or jbishop@darcosc.net

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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. 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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Tuesday

Let's save lives together! Sign up now for the Carolina Pines blood drive with the American Red Cross from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in the Education Classroom at Carolina Pines.

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

Darlington City Council: 6:30 p.m. on April 5 and on the first Tuesday of the month except where noted (*). Dates for 2022 are Jan. 4, Feb. 8*, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, July 12*, Aug. 2, Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, and Dec. 6. Due to COVID restrictions, there is limited seating in the courtroom with preference given to staff, council, and members of the media. Watch the meeting live at https://www.facebook.com/DarlingtonCityMeetingsLIVE. You can find the agenda posted online by noon Monday prior to the meeting at https://www.cityofdarlington.com/city-council-agendas-meeting-minutes/. Submit comments to council by noon Monday prior to the meeting to be read aloud during the meeting to rock@cityofdarlington.com or by mail anytime to City of Darlington Planning, P.O. Box 57, Darlington, SC 29540.

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.

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

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 Studyfrom 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday at 124 Jordan St., Darlington.

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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 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southern-gardeners-bootcamp-series-tickets-204424919437. 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

 

Thursday

McLeod Health Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 7, at Miller-Motte College, 2451 Highway 501, Conway, to discover the many career opportunities at McLeod Health. Visit jobs.mcleodhealth.org for a full list of job opportunities. 

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.

Carolina Pines offers monthly breastfeeding classes taught by our Certified Lactation Consultant, Holly Prescott, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 7 and on the first Thursday of each month via Zoom. Join us to learn the basics on breastfeeding that will be beneficial once your bundle of joy arrives! To register, visit cprmc.com/events.

BINGO will be held at 11 a.m. on April 21 and the third Thursday of the month at the Lamar Library, 103 E. Main St., Lamar. Info: 843-326-5524

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Darlington Kiwanis Club will meet at 1 p.m. April 7 and the first and third Thursday of the month at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road, Darlington. Speaker: Bill Lynch with Asset Technology Group

The Darlington County Historical Commission meets at 10 a.m. on April 7 and on the first Thursday of the month, excluding July and August, at the Historical Commission, 204 Hewitt St., Darlington. Info: 843-398-4710 or bgandy@darcosc.net.

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.

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

 

Friday

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The Week of the Young Child virtual event will be hosted by Darlington County Head Start from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 8. Info: Pamela Johnson 843-624-0015 or pjohnson@peedeecoalition.org.

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The Darlington News & Press will hold an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 8, at the office, 117 S. Main St., Darlington. To schedule an appointment, go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter the code "newsandpress." All donors receive a Red Cross T-shirt.

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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Dueling Pianos returns to Darlington Country Club from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 8. Small plates, appetizers, and cash bar. MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY. 843-393-0236 ext. 107 or purchase online at  https://www.eventcreate.com/.../duelingpianosdarlingtonco...

The Purple Fish Coffee Company Live Music Nights return from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Fridays at 104 W. Hampton St., Darlington. Free hot dogs and hamburgers. (843) 944-0315

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.

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.

 

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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Hartsville Farmers Market will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 9 and each second Saturday from April through December. Vendors will be on East Carolina Avenue with wholesome, homegrown and handmade unique items, gifts, and other fun activities.

Lindbergh's Southern Cooking will have BBQ from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays at 1513 S. Main St. through April. 

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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.

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Darlington County Sheriff's Office will hold an Easter Egg Hunt from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at Darlington Raceway, 1301 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington. Free for children ages 12 and younger. Fingerprint stations, various tables filled with goodies, and refreshments. Info: 843-398-4501

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Hop on over to the Easter Egg-stravaganza at Coker University, 300 E. College Ave., from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, April 9. Join us for a day full of fun! Designated times to hunt will be given to age group categories. Golden eggs will be scattered around the lawn in each age group hunt! These golden eggs will be filled with prizes you do not want to miss out on. D's Mini Doughnuts, Kona Ice of Marlboro/NE Robeson County, and The Sweet Shoppe of Hartsville will make a special appearance. They will have tasty treats just for you. Bring your basket and a sweet tooth to a day full of fun!

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Come out and let's celebrate spring with the You Are Some Bunny Special hoppy spring paint party at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 9, at Temple Free Will Baptist Church, 1660 N Governor Williams Hwy, Darlington. Help support a shoebox ministry while having a good time and great fellowship the cost is $20. $15 if you bring items for our shoeboxes. For more information or to reserve a spot please contact sister Gina Inman.

 

Sunday

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 Palm Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. 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: 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.

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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.

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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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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

Darlington County School District Board of Education holds its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on April 11 and on the second Monday of each month at DCSD Administrative building, 120 E. Smith Ave., Darlington.

 

Mark Your Calendars

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The annual DCIT FFA Plant Sale will begin on April 11 and run through May 12 or until everything is sold. Spring Break is April 15-24 so unless you make an appointment, the greenhouse will not be open during that week.

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Taste of Spring will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at St. John's Elementary School cafeteria. Advance tickets, purchased by April 8, are $10 for ages 13+ and $5 for ages 12 and younger. At the door, tickets are $12 for ages 13 and older and $7 for ages 12 and younger.

The local Small Business Development Center will hold a Let's Get Started Workshop at 4 p.m. to 5:30/6 p.m. April 13 in room 113 on the FDTC main campus. It is open to the public, but there is limited seating. Save your seat by registering with Charles Page, charles.page@fdtc.edu

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THE COLLECTIVE: "Where I'm From" Poetry from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Black Creek Arts, 116 W. Carolina Ave., Hartsville. In honor of poetry month, we will be creating a poem about our origins. Attendees' poems will be based on the writing prompt and poem by George Ella Lyon, one of the preeminent Appalachian poets. Info: 843-332-6234

City of Darlington offices will be closed on Friday, April 15, in observance of the Good Friday holiday. Offices will re-open at 8:30 a.m. Monday. Garbage collection will remain on normal schedule.

The Pee Dee Coalition will hold its Annual Bunny Hop from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 15, at the Durant Children's Center, 510 W. Carolina Ave., Hartsville. Info: Pamela Johnson 843-624-0015 or pjohnson@peedeecoalition.org.

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.

041922 Blood Drive

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

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SPC and Shur Shred are teaming up to bring you a free Community Shred Day from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Wednesday, April 20, to securely shred your confidential documents at the SPC Hartsville office.

Take Back the Night Week will be held from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, April 25-28, at Coker College. Events include Clothesline Creation (4/25), Poster Creation (4/26), Chalk the Walk (4/27), and Take Back the Night (4/28). Info: Pamela Johnson 843-624-0015 or pjohnson@peedeecoalition.org.

NEW DATE - Clean Up Darlington Day: 9 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, April 30, at the Public Square. Activities: Litter pick up, planting flowers, putting out pine straw, trimming bushes/trees, painting downtown planters. Info: rock@cityofdarlington.com or 843-992-1561

The Taste of Society Hill will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at 454 S. Main St., Society Hill. An evening of fantastic foods, great music, wonderful raffles, and community fellowship by the Long Bluff Historical Society.

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Come study John 4:1-42 at the Woman at the Well Bible Study at 11 a.m. Tuesdays, April 26 through May17, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 126 Pearl St.

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Jebb Mac Band will be performing for our Member-Guest Golf Tournament party on April 30 at Darlington Country Club. Party included with entry fee to golf tournament. Tickets for food and the band, 6 to 11 p.m., are $45. Cost for the show, 8 to 11 p.m. only, $20. To purchase tickets, call 843-393-0236.

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.

Southern 500 Parade will start at 6 p.m. (or 6:30 p.m.) Saturday, May 7, beginning at Piggly Wiggly and continuing to the infield of Darlington Raceway. Info: 843-398-4030

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.

Muddy Creek Revival opens the Saturdays on the Square season for 2022 from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 14, on the Public Square. Enjoy live music, classic car show, food vendors, and more. Concerts continue the SECOND SATURDAY from May through September! More details TBA! Sponsors. Vendors. Info: 843-992-1561

CREATE PHOTOS LIKE A PRO WITH YOUR IPHONE from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 21 at Black Creek Arts, 116 W. Carolina Ave., Hartsville. Learn how to make the most of your iPhone camera by covering features, tips, and tricks. Info: 843-332-6234

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LAST DAY TO SUBMIT TO Carolinas Annual Photography Competition. Amateur and professional photographers of all ages who live, work or create in the Pee Dee Region are invited to enter the annual Carolinas Photography Exhibit. To enter, simply bring your photo(s) to Black Creek Arts Center or Hartsville Memorial Library between May 2-27. Three entries per person are allowed and the prices are $15 for one entry, $25 for two, and $30 for three. All pieces are to be show-ready when submitted. More information.

Carolinas Annual Photography Competition will debut at Hartsville Memorial Library and Black Creek Arts Center with an opening reception and gallery crawl from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2 at 116 W. College Ave., Hartsville.

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Mike Taylor and the Holiday Band will perform for the DDRA and Saturdays on the Square from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 11, on the Public Square. Enjoy live music, classic car show, food vendors, and more. Concerts continue the SECOND SATURDAY from May through September! More details TBA! Sponsors. Vendors. Info: 843-992-1561

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

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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

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The Saxxy Keyz will perform for the DDRA and Saturdays on the Square from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 9, on the Public Square. Enjoy live music, classic car show, food vendors, and more. Concerts continue the SECOND SATURDAY from May through September! More details TBA! Sponsors. Vendors. Info: 843-992-1561

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. Info: www.blackcreekarts.org/classes

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The Rick Strickland will perform for the DDRA and Saturdays on the Square from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, August 13, on the Public Square. Enjoy live music, classic car show, food vendors, and more. Concerts continue the SECOND SATURDAY from May through September! More details TBA! Sponsors. Vendors. Info: 843-992-1561

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.

John King will perform for the DDRA and Saturdays on the Square from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, on the Public Square to finish up the 2022 season. Enjoy live music, classic car show, food vendors, and more. More details TBA! Sponsors. Vendors. Info: 843-992-1561

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.

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GENERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

  • 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. 

 

CITY SERVICES

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 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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