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04/11/2022

Weekly Update City of Darlington

Jazz Band Showcase Downtown from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 24, on the Public Square. Come support the Superior-rated DHS Band along with two additional bands! Free to listen and enjoy. Vendors will be on site.

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DARLINGTON LIONS CLUB ONION SALE. Order by May 6 by calling John Tyner at 843-393-5950, Robert Bridgers at 843-319-7703, or Mike Beckham at 843-393-1409. The 10-lb. bag is $12, and the 25-lb. bag is $20. Please support the Lions Club. Funds support helping people get glasses that can't afford them.

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THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THE TASTE OF DARLINGTON A SUCCESS LAST WEEK! Special thanks to our sponsors: WBTW News 13, Georgia Pacific, Care South Carolina, MPD Electric, Sun Belt Rentals, North Industrial Machine, McLeod Health, First Citizens Bank, SPC Credit Union, The News & Press, Herald Office Systems, Cumulus Broadcasting, Classic Country 100.1, 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!

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 2nd through May 27th. 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.

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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

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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.

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

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. http://www.dcsdschools.org/

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Join the Darlington County Republican Women at 6 p.m. Monday, April 11, at Sam Kendall's, 134 E. Carolina Ave., Hartsville. Guest speaker will be Glenda Skipper with One Child at a Time. Glenda will speak on Sex Trafficking in and around this area and its impact on our communities.

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.

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.

Spring Wine Tasting on the Patio at Vintage Craft Beer and Wine Boutique, 152 E. Mantissa Row, Hartsville, from 6 to 9 p.m. April 11. Sample delicious wines and charcuterie. Tickets are $30 and limited to 30 people.

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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Keep Darlington County Beautiful Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on April 12 and on the second Tuesday of the month at the Darlington Library, 204 N. Main St., or County Fire HQ, 137 N. Center Rd., Hartsville. Info: Gary White gwhite@darcosc.net

Open Interviews from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at North American Assemblies, 1322 Young Road, Timmonsville. Temp to hire in 90 days for hard workers with great attendance, safety, quality, attitude, and productivity. 1st and 2nd shift available. Contact Maria at 812-341-8150 for further details.

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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.

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

Temple Free Will Baptist Church will hold a Men's Meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at the church, 1660 N. Governor Williams Hwy., Darlington. Meal will be served. 

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.

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

Growing Hobby will hold a Dish Garden class at 6 p.m, Tuesday, April 12, at Pee Dee State Farmers Market. BYOB. Cost: $45.

Join Tasha for a fun 5K run through Hartsville at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and share some tasty Wild Heart Brewing craft beer afterwards. The Wild Heart Athletics Social Run Club will meet at 6 p.m. weekly at Wild Heart Brewing, 317 Railroad Ave., Hartsville. The runs will be free, and participants can enjoy half-off pints afterwards. After making 10 runs, you can receive a free Wild Heart Athletics running tee.

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

Open play for Badminton and Table Tennis from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Coach T.B. Thomas Sports Center, 701 W. Washington St., Hartsville. Two badminton courts and one table available for table tennis. Limited equipment available at front desk. $5 monthly pass to play.

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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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

Senior Movie Mornings will be held at 10 a.m. on April 13 and the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Lamar Library, 103 E. Main St., Lamar. Info: 843-326-5524

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.

Community Easter Event by Adam Tarlton Ministries will be held at 7 p.m. April 13 at 1635 Cedar Creek Road, Hartsville.

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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

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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.

Adult Craft Classes will be held at 5:30 p.m. on April 14 and the second Thursday of the month at the Lamar Library, 103 E. Main St., Lamar. Info: 843-326-5524

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The American Legion Post 13 of Darlington meets at 6 p.m. April 14 and the second Thursday of the month at 1752 Harry Byrd Highway, Darlington. All veterans are welcome.

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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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 

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.

Columbia's Supachai heads back to Spiro's Wingz & Ale at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in Hartsville. Three-hour show of your favorite alternative and pop hits.

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

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

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.

Back by popular demand, Bill Segars will entertain with tales of local church history at 6 p.m. Friday, April 15, at The Riparian on Black Creek, 847 New Market Road, Hartsville. Have fun while learning more about the amazing community we live in!

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

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.

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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Mechanicsville Baptist Church will hold its Spring Work Day at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at 2364 Cashua Ferry Road, Darlington. If you can help in any way, we encourage you to come help us.

Brunch with the Easter Bunny from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. April 16, at Crema Coffee Bar, 136 W. Carolina Ave., Hartsville. Cost: $10 for photos with the Easter Bunny and pancake breakfast.

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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.

Hunts will be separated into different age groups

11:00 AM Special Needs Egg Hunt (for special needs children of all ages, Parents/ Guardians may assist)

12:00 PM Ages 3 and under Egg Hunt (Parents May Assist)

1:15 PM Ages 4-6 Egg Hunt (Volunteers will be available to assist child if needed)

2:00 PM Ages 7-11 Egg Hunt (Volunteers will be available to assist child if needed)

(We are asking that parents watch your child(ren) from the side lines and allow the children to have a safe fun filled time)

If your child requires special assistance during the hunt please feel free to join the 11:00 Special Needs Egg Hunt

This is a FREE family event, hosted by Dominion Church and sponsored by several local businesses.

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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.

 

Sunday - EASTER SUNDAY - SUNRISE & EASTER SERVICES MAY BE AT DIFFERENT TIMES THAN NORMAL SCHEDULE

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

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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.

St. Matthew's Church will hold an In-Person and Virtual 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: 843-393-2672

Mechanicsville Baptist Church will hold 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!

Prayer on the Square will be held at 4 p.m. April 17 and on the third Sunday of each month. Come together for fellowship and spiritual uplifting. Open to all.

 

Monday

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 April 18 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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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Throwback Parade: 6 p.m. Saturday, May 7, from Piggly Wiggly (Edwards Avenue and Pearl Street) to the infield at 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.

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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

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 by May 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.

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

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

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

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

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.

 

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.
  • 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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