Weekly Update City of Darlington
2022 Summer Reading and Learning Program Registration. Register HERE though July 31.
Neptune Island Waterpark. The Splashin' Grades are back! To celebrate hard-working students from kindergarten through 12th Grade, Neptune Island will offer one (1) FREE admission to students starting June 1-30. Be sure to provide a printed fourth-quarter report card for the 2021-2022 school year with A or AB Honor Roll status. We will honor the equivalent grade in any school's grading system, whether an A, a 1, an S, an M, or etc. Students must present their printed honor roll status report card at the Neptune Island Waterpark Admissions Office for redemption. Limit 1 per student. Offer cannot be combined with any other promotions or discounts. Offer valid June 1-30, 2022, in-person only. Eligible schools include all and any public, private, homeschooled, etc.
The Blood Connection and Darlington County Sheriff's Office will hold the BOOTS & BADGES BLOOD DRIVE - IN VALOR THERE IS HOPE from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, at the sheriff's office, 1621 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington. All blood donors will receive an exclusive law enforcement week T-shirt and a $10 charitable d will be made to the Terrence F, Carraway Foundation.
The Darlington County Sheriff's Office is hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, May 31st from 9AM until 2PM. Everyone that donates will get a T-shirt as shown, and $10 will be donated towards the Terrance Carraway Foundation. A boxed lunch will be provided to all donors, and there will be entertainment! The link to sign up is also posted below. Remember to drink plenty of fluids the day before to hydrate as well as eat before you go! It is always good to have something on your stomach before giving blood. Red meats and leafy greens will also boost your hemoglobin. Donor Appointment Link: https://donate.thebloodconnection.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/192028
Bring in your sassiest high heels to turn into mini succulent gardens with Growing Hobby at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, at the Pee Dee State Farmers Market, 2513 W. Lucas St., Florence. Cost: $30 includes supplies, $15 additional if shoes needed. BYOB.
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.
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
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.
Kingdom Seekers Holiness Church will hold a Bible Studyfrom 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday at 124 Jordan St., Darlington.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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/.
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
Carolina Pines offers monthly breastfeeding classes taught by our Certified Lactation Consultant, Holly Prescott, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 2 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.
The Darlington County Historical Commission meets at 10 a.m. on June 2 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 email@example.com.
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
The Grateful Dog Festival will be held June 3-5 at 990 Tara Dr., Timmonsville. A family/dog friendly event raising money for local area humane societies. Silent auction/raffle, live music, vendors and more. Tickets: $15-25.
Darlington Library Adult Programming presents Needle Nuts at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 3, and on the first Friday of every month at the library, 204 N. Main St., Darlington. Bring your current knitting, crochet, cross stitch project and create with others while making new friends. 843-398-4940
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.
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.
Darlington Community Yard Sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4 and June 11, at Bay Island Seafood Restaurant, 1316 S. Main St., Darlington. Proceeds benefit Depfaith Investment Group and will go toward school supplies for children in Darlington. Furniture, clothes, baby items, shoes, and more.
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.
The Darlington Church of God of Prophecy will hold its annual Garage Sale from 7 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, June 4, at 920 W. Smith Ave., Darlington.
The Southeastern Bluegrass Association of South Carolina will hold its monthly concert from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 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.
Praise in the Park continues from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at Terrence F. Carraway Park at Southern Pine and Magnolia Streets in Darlington. Free.
Dominion Church will hold a Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 5, at the church, 1030 Pearl St., Darlington. We invite families to come out to celebrate this huge milestone in the students life as well as an after-service a cook-out style lunch.
Lake Swamp Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School at 6 p.m. June 5-9 at the church, 6558 Oates Hwy.
New Life Worship Center VBS will be from 6 to 8 p.m. June 5-8 at the church, 3569 Oates Hwy., Lamar.
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. 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. 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.
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.
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 Black Creek Arts Center will host the Darlington County Photography Club at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 6, and on the first Monday of every month at 116 W. College Ave., Hartsville.
Mark Your Calendars
Bocce Bash will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at Byerly Park in Hartsville. Register now at blackcreekarts.org
Sip and Shop hosted by Wild Meadow Boutique will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 11 at Glenview Farm Events, 1540 Center Road. Live entertainment by Buddy Band.
NEW DATE AND TIME - The Upton Trio will hold a special concert at St. Matthew's Church in the Parish Hall, 210 S. Main St., Darlington, at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 11. The program will include Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens and Scenes from South Carolina by Mary Lee Kinoshin. A reception will follow the concert. Seating will be limited. Reserve your spot by calling the church office at 843-393-4112.
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! Vendors. Info: 843-992-1561
The Art of Great Gospel Music returns to Pride Park, 630 S. Sixth St., Hartsville, from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 12. Theme: Bringing Unity into Our Community! Devotional services will be render by Pastor Christopher Morgan and The Christ Cathedral Church Family, Hartsville. Live Entertainment by National Gospel Recording Artist Demetrius West of Houston, Texas, and Bryan Andrew Wilson, Atlanta, Ga., Women of Destiny of Florence, Renewed of the Carolinas of Lancaster, and Minister Roland and Company of Sumter. A free outdoor event everyone is welcome. Bring your lawn chairs and an open heart. Info: 843-409-5241
First Baptist Church invites all children in grade 3K to grade 5 to its Vacation Bible School, Spark Studios: Created in Christ, Designed for God's Purpose, Ephesians 2:10, from 6 to 8 p.m. June 12-16 at the church, 216 S. Main St., Darlington.
Mt. Elon Baptist Church VBS will be held June 20-24 at the church, 1132 W. Lydia Hwy., Hartsville. 843-332-7068. Register online here: https://mtelon.myanswers.com/time-lab/
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. Info: 843-332-6234
Darlington County Progress' Membership Drive will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 23 at Hartsville Country Club, 116 Golf Course Road. growth over the twelve months, as well as focus on continued growth. As a Progress member, feel free to bring your spouse or significant other. We also would like for you to invite an industry/business contact who may be interested in joining Darlington County Progress. Info: 843-944-8268 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Genesis Community Foundation will hold a planning workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 25, at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 400 S. Main St., Darlington, to share information on fundraising, grant writing, trusts, endowments, starting a nonprofit, voicemail, etc. Lunch will be provided. Info: 843-319-1837, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Freedom Fest from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Public Square in downtown Darlington.
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. No prerequisites needed. Open to anyone with a love for children & yoga. 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! Vendors. Info: 843-992-1561
Gospel in the Park celebrates its 15th Anniversary from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 10, at Pride Park, 630 S. Sixth St., Hartsville. Bringing Unity Into Our Community. Info: 843-409-5241 or email@example.com
Vacation Bible School comes to St. Matthews Church, 210 S. Main St., Darlington, July 10-13. Info: 843-393-4112
Central Baptist Church Vacation Bible School Spark Studios will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at 512 Spring St., Darlington. God is the Master Artist and children will see the beautiful truth that they are God's workmanship as they learn to use their talents to bring glory to Him. Register online at www.cbcdarlington.com
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
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.
The Beacon Of Light Institute For Veterans will hold a softball tournament at Freedom Florence Park Softball field Home Run for Heroes on Saturday, Aug. 6, and Sunday, Aug. 7, to help veterans, first and emergency responders. The Beacon Of Light is a 501c3 organization that aims to educate others about mental health issues. To improve the quality of their lives by helping put back the pieces of their lives together again. By doing so, the prevention of suicide, homelessness, and various addictions are among the few daily issues that can be resolved and lives can be saved. You can be a part of the healing process by supporting this event and the Beacon of Light's efforts ensuring that both underserved populations get the support that they need. Teams are being accepted to compete. The free community event will include vaccination clinics, COVID rapid testing, and more. Info: 843-250-4627
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! Vendors. Info: 843-992-1561
Gospel in the Park continues from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, August 14, at Pride Park, 630 S. Sixth St., Hartsville. Back to School Rally with school supplies. Bringing Unity Into Our Community. Info: 843-409-5241 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Southern 500 Invitational will be held Thursday, Aug. 25, through Sunday, Aug. 28, at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road, Darlington.
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. Vendors. Info: 843-992-1561
Gospel in the Park continues from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Pride Park, 630 S. Sixth St., Hartsville. Prostate Cancer Month and Grandparents Day. Bringing Unity Into Our Community. Info: 843-409-5241 or email@example.com
The Happy Little Fun Run is an in-person and virtual 5k run/walk for all ages that will take place in September 2022. Wheelchairs, strollers, and dogs are welcome. Proceeds from the Happy Little Fun Run: support art education in Darlington County schools. The in-person event takes place at 5 p.m. Saturday, September 24, at Black Creek Arts Council, 116 West College Avenue, Hartsville. Want to take your registration one step further? Choose the BOB ROSS option at check out, and your registration will include a Bob Ross wig! The virtual event may be completed any time Sept 1-24; selfies must be submitted by 11 p.m. Sept. 24 for prize eligibility. All participants - must register online by Sept. 1 to guarantee the requested shirt size. Registration for the Happy Little Fun Run is $45. Race packets will be available to pick up at Black Creek Art Center on Sept. 23. Bob Ross Bonus registration Price: $55. Day of Price: $65.
S.C. Yoga and Healing Arts Festival Bazaar will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at Black Creek Arts Center, 116 W. College Ave., Hartsville. Wellness Marketplace + Dance Party with DJ VooDoo Child. FREE to the community! Vendor, Healers, Libations, Dancing, and Fun.
S.C. Yoga and Healing Arts Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at Black Creek Arts Center, 116 W. College Ave., Hartsville. Early bird gets the worm! There are only 35 tickets available for this event! Cost: $199, lunch not included. All proceeds will go directly to supporting Black Creek Arts programming.
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.
Gospel in the Park continues from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Pride Park, 630 S. Sixth St., Hartsville. Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Bringing Unity Into Our Community. Info: 843-409-5241 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mayo High School Alumni Association plans its Homecoming Celebration for October 7-9. On Friday, Oct. 7, Blazers, Blue Jeans & High Heels will be a homecoming dance at SiMT from 7 to 11:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. On Saturday, Oct. 8, Alumni Parade will be held at 10 a.m. at the BA Gary Educational Complex with a new route. Line up at 8:30. Entry fee: $10. Later that day, the Tailgate Party will be from 5 to 9 p.m. at Virgil Wells Stadium. Children ages 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. To wrap up the weekend, on Sunday, Oct. 9, there will be a worship service at 10:30 a.m. at A.W. Stanley Gym. Tickets for events go on sale July 1. Info: email@example.com
Black Creek Arts Council presents Cabaret at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. Attendees must be age 21 and older. Info: 843-332-6234 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Empowerment Palace Training Ground will have Live Transformation Classes at 3 p.m. 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 email@example.com
Gospel in the Park continues from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Pride Park, 630 S. Sixth St., Hartsville. Food Boxes Distribution. Bringing Unity Into Our Community. Info: 843-409-5241 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Gospel in the Park continues from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Pride Park, 630 S. Sixth St., Hartsville. Annual Community Tree Lighting Ceremony. Bringing Unity Into Our Community. Info: 843-409-5241 or email@example.com
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
To have your event listed on our websites, please email firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com. Thanks!