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04/18/2022

Weekly Update City of Darlington

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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.

THANKS TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS AND SPONSORS OF OUR ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, AT DARLINGTON COUNTRY CLUB!

*PLEASE NOTE EARLIER DATE!* DDRA Members Breakfast: 8 a.m. Thursday, April 21, at Taki's Diner, 609 Pearl St. Free for members and $5 for others. Members meet to network, make suggestions, and find out about upcoming events.

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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.

 

The annual DCIT FFA Plant Sale will 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.

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.

 

Today

The Board of Directors of Darlington County Water & Sewer Authority will meet in the conference room at 131 Industrial Way, Darlington, at 5 p.m. on 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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Spring Break at Dominion Learning Center at 6 p.m. nightly April 18-22 for ages 5-12 at 1034 Pearl St., Darlington.

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

Monday Night is Spaghetti Night at Joe's Grill, 306 Russell St., Darlington. Info: 843-944-0626

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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.

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

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.

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Join the Carolina Pines Auxiliary for a Membership Drive for Volunteers and Chaplains from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Tuesday, April 19 in the lobby directly in front of the visitor elevators at Carolina Pines. Current volunteers and chaplains will be available to speak with anyone interested in joining the Auxiliary and refreshments will be served. If you would like to learn more about the Carolina Pines Auxiliary, visit cprmc.com/auxiliary. To RSVP for the event, call 843-339-4590.

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!

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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

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.

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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

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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Wednesday

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/.

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#

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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.

Book Club will be held at 10 a.m. on April 20 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 April 20 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 April 20 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 April 20 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

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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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Thursday

DDRA Members Breakfast: 8 a.m. Thursday, April 21, at Taki's Diner, 609 Pearl St. Free for members and $5 for others. Members meet to network, make suggestions, and find out about upcoming events.

The Darlington County Airport Commission meets at 8 a.m. April 21 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.

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Shop spring plants and flowers, gardening equipment, décor, and seasonal produce at the Pee Dee Plant and Flower Sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 21-23, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 24 at the Pee Dee State Farmers Market, 2513 W. Lucas St., Florence. Admission and parking are free. If interested in becoming a vendor, call 843-665-5154 or email dguilfoil@scda.sc.gov.

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Darlington County Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 21 at the Joslin Education Center at Kalmia Gardens on West Carolina Ave., Hartsville. Browse our plant selection and bring your gardening questions! Wide variety of native annual and perennial flowering plants, shrubs, ground covers, hanging baskets, vegetables, planters, etc. All proceeds go towards supporting educational opportunities in Darlington County. Cash or checks only please.

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

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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Darlington Kiwanis Club will meet at 1 p.m. April 21 and the first and third Thursday of the month at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road, Darlington. Speaker: Mr. Howard Nettles about Genesis' building projects

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

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Celebrate The Legacy of Hartsville with a Ribbon Cutting and Connections After Hours from 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 21, at 1901 W. Carolina Ave., Hartsville, presented by the Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce.

DCC Dinner Club for Members. Join Darlington Country Club from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 21 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

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

Board Game Night will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21 and May 26, at Crema Coffee Bar, 136 W. Carolina Ave., Hartsville. There will be plenty of games to choose from, and a game master that knows the games and can teach them easily!

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

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

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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Chianti's Wings & Things, 124 Cashua St., Darlington. (843) 944-0880

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.

Hard Wired will rock the house at Heels & Spurs Entertainment, 2244 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington, at 8 p.m. Friday, April 22.

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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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Looking for something cool & unique to do Saturday? Consider heading to the Coker & Rogers Building for a Book Signing Event with Dr. Will Joslin from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 23, at 299 S. Main St., Society Hill. And to put it into perspective how awesome we think this is - Caleb Coker Jr, a founder of the Coker Store, circa 1820's, had a son, Major James Lide Coker, who went on to found Sonoco, Coker College, Coker Pedigreed Seed Company and other ventures, Dr. Joslin, the great grandson of Major Coker, has written this inspiring read, and we are fortunate to share it at a most fitting place, Coker & Rogers Building - JOIN US. And, at 7pm, head over to The Taste of Society Hill, tickets available from Long Bluff Historical Society of Society Hill.

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Earth Day Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kalmia Gardens, 1624 W. Carolina Ave., Hartsville. Free and fun for the whole family! Exhibitors, arts & crafts, live music, and more!

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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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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.

Kyle Dills Band performs at Heels & Spurs Entertainment, 2244 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington, at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 23.

OLANTA returns to Meme's Country Corner, 2649 Robinson View Dr., Hartsville, at 9 p.m. April 23.

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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 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 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.

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Join Darlington for fun, food and fellowship Night of Jazz on Sunday, April 24, at the Public Square. Special Guest will be the Benedict College Jazz Band and yours truly, The Darlington High School "Total Package" Jazz Band. Pre-show begins at 5 p.m. with the main event starting at 6 p.m. Food vendors will begin setting up and selling at 1 p.m. Info: www.DarlingtonBands.org

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 Empowerment Palace Training Ground will have Live Transformation Classes at 3 p.m. April 24, Oct. 23, and Nov. 13, at Hampton Inn, 203 E. Carolina Ave., Hartsville. These sessions are Biblical Training to grow in your relationship with Christ. Info: 800-974-8185 ext. 0 or theempowermentpalace@yahoo.com

 

Monday

The Darlington Conservation District meets at 7 a.m. on April 25 and every fourth Monday of the month at the District Office in Room 228 at 300 Russell St., Darlington. Info: 843-393-0483 or marie.chaplin@sc.usda.gov.

Darlington 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

Democratic Women's Council of Darlington County will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, April 25, and the fourth Monday of the month at the Darlington Library, 204 N. Main St., Darlington.

Hartsville Planning Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 25, and on the last Monday of each month at City Hall, 100 E. Carolina Ave., Hartsville.

Darlington County School District Board of Education holds a monthly work session at 6 p.m. on April 25 and on the fourth Monday of each month at DCSD Administrative building, 120 E. Smith Ave., Darlington. http://www.dcsdschools.org/

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.

 

Mark Your Calendars

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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 May 17, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 126 Pearl St.

Pee Dee Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #25 holds meetings on April 26 and the fourth Tuesday evening of each month at Sara's Porch, 804 N. Governor Williams Hwy., Darlington. A variety of topics are explored by respected guest speakers, which have included National President Chuck Canterbury. Our Meet-and-Greet Social begins one-half hour prior to the meeting, at 7 p.m.

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The Legacy of Hartsville and Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce present a Paint Partyat 6 p.m. April 26, at 1901 W. Carolina Ave., Hartsville. Join us to paint a door hanger for spring! Cost: $35, includes all supplies and door hanger to take home. Cash/check required at the time of the event, but registration in advanced is a must.

Olanta will perform at Heels & Spurs Entertainment, 2244 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington, at 8 p.m. Friday, April 29.

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

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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.

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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.

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Good food, good drinks, and great music at the Taki's Diner Race Party from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 6, at Taki's Diner, 609 Pearl St., Darlington. Come have dinner with us to kick off Mother's Day weekend and race weekend.

The Southeastern Bluegrass Association of South Carolina will hold its monthly concert from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 7, and on the first Saturday of every month at The Grand Old Post Office 201 Pearl St., Darlington. The doors open at 4 p.m.  Come on out for jamming and socializing.

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

FRIDAY, MAY 27, 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.

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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

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

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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 Band 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.

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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

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

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

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

You 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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