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06/13/2022

Weekly Update City of Darlington

Applications are now accessible for the 39th Annual Sweet Potato Festival, sponsored by the Pilot Club of Darlington, SC, Inc. Application here

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Darlington Kiwanis Club will meet at 1 p.m. June 16 and the first and third Thursday of the month at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road, Darlington. Program: Flag Day and Grill Drawing!

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American Legion is excited to announce our Fast Pitch Girls Softball Team, The Quad. Come out and support them at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in June. Sponsored by American Legion Posts 13, 53, 94, and 210 in Darlington County.

 

The Harmon Baldwin First Baptist Church FREE Basketball Camp returns this year July 11-14 for boys and girls ages 7-14. Sign up at the church office, 216 S. Main St., or at the Darlington Recreation Department. Info: 843-398-4030

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The Darlington County School District is offering FREE meals for ages 18 and younger in our community. In June, meals can be picked up from the meal locations. Children must be present to pick up the meals. Beginning July 1, meals are only available for eat-in only. These requirements are set up by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Info: 843-398-2315

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2022 Summer Reading and Learning Program Registration. Register HERE though July 31.

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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.

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Darlington County School District Board of Education holds its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on June 13 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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Daughters of Distinction Women's Ministry will hold Rollin' Into Summer at 7 p.m. Monday, June 13, at Dominion Church, 1034 Pearl St., Darlington. SECRET SISTER forms distributed during this meeting.

The Knitting & Crochet Club of Lamar will meet at 4 p.m. on Mondays at the Lamar Library, 103 E. Main St., Lamar. Info: 843-326-5524

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Drop-in Crafternoons for ages 6-12 will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, June 13 and June 20 at Hartsville Library, 147 W. College Ave. Free. Info: 843-332-5115

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Adult Program at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays at Society Hill Library, 114 Carrigan St., Society Hill. 843-378-0026

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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.

Heels & Spurs Entertainment Monday Shoot Out 10-Ball Tournament will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. on Monday nights at 2244 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington. Race to 3 Up & Down. $10 Entry, 50 cent /person per game. Bounty starts at $5. New Felt Valley Tables.

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

Keep Darlington County Beautiful Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on June 14 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

The Williamson Park Committee meets at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, at City Hall. Remaining dates for 2022 are June 14, Aug. 9, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, and Nov. 8.

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, June 14, in the ER/Fast Track Waiting Area at Carolina Pines. Patients in our community are counting on us to make sure blood is on the shelves. Visit RedCrossBlood.org using code 'carolinapines' to make an appointment. All donors will receive a free gift while supplies last

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American Legion Softball. Darlington County's Quad at 6 p.m. June 14 v. Sumter Storm at Patriot Park, 3440 Declaration Blvd., Sumter. Sponsored by American Legion Posts 13, 53, 94 and 210 in Darlington County.

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.

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

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Wednesday

The Darlington County Airport Commission meets at 8 a.m. June 16 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.

The Darlington Professional Women meet at noon on June 15 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 June 15 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 June 15 and the third Wednesday of the month with no meeting in November and December. Remaining dates for 2022 are 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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Darlington Library and the Clemson Cooperative Extension are hosting a Summer Garden Series at the library from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 15, at the library, 204 N. Main St. All ages welcome Join us throughout the summer to learn fun and relaxing ways to garden in your own backyard!

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Lamar Library's Book Club will be reading The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar this month! Call or visit the library to get a copy of this book. Meet to discuss the book at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, at the library, 103 E. Main St., Lamar.

DCC Dinner Club for Members. Join Darlington Country Club from 6 to 8 p.m. on June 16 and on the third Thursday of each month for a night of elegant dining and good company at the club, 125 Country Club Road. Reservations are required. (843) 393-0236

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The Darlington Lions Club meets at 5:30 p.m. on June 16 and the third Thursday of each month at Taki's Diner, 609 Pearl St. Motto: We serve.

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 Hampton Inn & Suites, 203 E. Carolina Ave., Hartsville. The Rotary Club of Hartsville is a part of District 7770 of the Eastern South Carolina. (843) 229-2729 or hartsvillesunriserotary@gmail.com

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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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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

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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American Legion Softball. Darlington County's Quad at 6 p.m. June 16 v. Sumter Storm at Hartsville High School, 700 W. Washington St., Hartsville. Sponsored by American Legion Posts 13, 53, 94 and 210 in Darlington County.

BINGO will be held at 11 a.m. on June 16 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. June 16 and the first and third Thursday of the month at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road, Darlington. Speaker: Drawing winner and scholarship presentation

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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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Hartsville Memorial Library will be doing Drop-In Teen Crafts from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, June 17, at the library, 147 W. College Ave., Hartsville. Teens can drop-in to the library during these hours and make these awesome crafts! June 3: Acrylic Paint Necklaces. June 17: Friendship Bracelets.

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

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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.

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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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Juneteenth Celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Pride Park, 630 S. Sixth St., Hartsville. Free. Live entertainment and food vendors. Hosted by Trey Nickelson of Glory 98.5. Info: 843-580-4154

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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Hartsville Memorial Library will be having Rain Gutter Races at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at the library, 147 W. College Ave., Hartsville, open to ages 6-10. Design and build our own sailboats and race against the clock in a rain gutter. Trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, and ribbons for all participants. Info: 843-332-5115

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

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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.

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Prayer on the Square will be held at 4 p.m. June 19 and on the third Sunday of each month. Come together for fellowship and spiritual uplifting. Open to all.

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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

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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.

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First Baptist Church will hold Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. and regular worship services at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, 216 S. Main St., Darlington.

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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.

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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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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.

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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 June 20 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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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/.

 

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American Legion Softball. Darlington County's Quad at 6 p.m. June 21 at Holly Hill Academy. Sponsored by American Legion Posts 13, 53, 94 and 210 in Darlington County.

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The Darlington County Sheriff's office will be offering information about self-defense for all skill levels at a class at the Darlington Library at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at the library, 204 N. Main St. Space is limited, to register please call 843-398-4940.

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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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Canvas Paint Class at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at Darlington Library, 204 N. Main St., Darlington. 843-383-4940

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American Legion Softball. Darlington County's Quad at 6 p.m. June 23 v. Bishopville at Darlington High School, 205 Blue St., Darlington. Sponsored by American Legion Posts 13, 53, 94 and 210 in Darlington County.

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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 sshaw@darcosc.net

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, psawyerinspire1@gmail.com, or patsys@genesiscf.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.

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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. No prerequisites needed. Open to anyone with a love for children & yoga. Info: 843-332-6234

Circle of Outsiders will perform live at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Heels & Spurs, 2244 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington.

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Landowner Resources Workshop hosted by SCACED will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, online. Walk through the USDA-NRCS EQIP/CSP funding program. This workshop engages landowners and producers to learn how to increase profitability, start an agricultural business, Agri-heritage tourism, conservation planning, and the EQIP/CSP application process & implementation. Limited capacity. Each participant that attends a workshop will receive a $10 Subway gift card*. Register here.

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Pint for a Pint Blood Drive will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at Wild Heart Brewing Company with The Blood Connection. Blood supplies are running low in our area. Donors will be treated to a drink of choice from our bar as well as a free *Taco Tuesday* tee shirt and a $10 e-gift card! Save local lives, get a drink, and a gift card! It's a win, win, win! Appointments are recommended but optional. Booking an appointment and pre-registration will save you some time when you arrive. Register and schedule you appointment here: https://donate.thebloodconnection.org/.../drive.../191656

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American Legion Softball. Darlington County's Quad at 6 p.m. June 28 v. Holly Hill at Hartsville High School, 700 W. Washington St., Hartsville. Sponsored by American Legion Posts 13, 53, 94 and 210 in Darlington County.

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DDRA Members Breakfast: 8 a.m. Thursday, June 30, 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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This month's adult craft at Darlington Library will be DIY Sharpie Mugs at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at the library, 204 N. Main St., Darlington. Please register for this craft at our front desk to make your own personalized coffee mug. All needed supplies will be provided by the library. For patrons ages 16 and older.

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American Legion Softball. Darlington County's Quad at 6 p.m. June 30 v. Bishopville at Lee Academy, 603 Cougar St., Bishopville. Sponsored by American Legion Posts 13, 53, 94 and 210 in Darlington County.

Lil' Rusty will perform live at 9 p.m. Friday, July 1, at Heels & Spurs, 2244 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington.

The Southeastern Bluegrass Association of South Carolina will hold its monthly concert from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 2, 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.

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2022 Independence Day Celebration will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. July 2 at New Life Worship Center, 3569 Oates Hwy., Lamar. Food trucks, vendors, car show, fireworks, and more.

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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! Vendors. Info: 843-992-1561

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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 gospelinthepark@yahoo.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.

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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

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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! 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 gospelinthepark@yahoo.com

Southern 500 Invitational will be held Thursday, Aug. 25, through Sunday, Aug. 28, at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road, Darlington.

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

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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. 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 gospelinthepark@yahoo.com

The Happy Little Fun Run is an in-person and virtual 5k run/walk for all ages that will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday, September 24, at Black Creek Arts Council, 116 West College Avenue, Hartsville. 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 gospelinthepark@yahoo.com

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: mhsaa1889@gmail.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 info@blackcreekarts.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 theempowermentpalace@yahoo.com

SCARE ON THE SQUARE: The Darlington Area Recreation Department and the Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association (DDRA) will offer children a downtown Trick-or-Treat experience from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, October 28, at the Public Square in Darlington. Employees of area businesses will be handing out treats to costumed children, and some will be dressed in costumes themselves. The Public Square will be closed to traffic beginning at 4 o'clock for the safety of the children. If a church, civic club, or business wants to participate, call 843-992-1561 or 843-398-4030. You also may email info@buildupdarlington.org.

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 gospelinthepark@yahoo.com

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 gospelinthepark@yahoo.com

 

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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