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06/27/2022

Weekly Update City of Darlington

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Darlington Area Recreation Sports Registration. Register online at cityofdarlington.recdesk.com. For more information, call 843-398-4030.

  • Cheerleading: Register through July 18. Ages 5-12 as of Sept. 1. Cost: $45 includes uniform.
  • Football: Register through July 18. Flag football for ages 5-6, tackle for ages 7-12. Cost: $50
  • Soccer: Register through July 23. Ages 4-17. Cost: $40

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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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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.

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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.

LAST CHANCE! 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 Sheriff's Office Youth Summer Camp: July 18-22 at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 949 N. Marquis Hwy., Hartsville. Ages 6-12. Times will be from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday. Breakfast and lunch provided. For information or to volunteer, call 843-398-4501.

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Darlington City Council will hold a special meeting and public hearing on the Municipal Budget for the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year at 6 p.m. Monday, June 27, at City Hall, 400 Pearl St.

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KT Kidz Vacation Bible School will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 27-29 at Kelleytown Baptist Church, 2609 Kelleytown Road, Hartsville. For ages 2-5. Register in our app or on the bulletin board by the office. Online Registration: https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSePFByi45U.../viewform...

Democratic Women's Council of Darlington County will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, June 27, and the fourth Monday of the month at the Darlington Library, 204 N. Main St., Darlington.

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Darlington County School District Board of Education holds a monthly work session at 6 p.m. on June 27 and on the fourth Monday of each month at DCSD Administrative building, 120 E. Smith Ave., Darlington.

Hartsville Planning Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 27, and on the last Monday of each month at City Hall, 100 E. Carolina Ave., Hartsville.

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

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

 

Tuesday

Butler Heritage Foundation presents the Taste of Butler from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at Butler Community Center, 1103 S. Sixth St., Hartsville. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for ages 7-16, and free for ages 6 and younger.

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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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Pee Dee Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #25 holds meetings at 6 p.m. on June 28 and the fourth Tuesday evening of each month at the Original Raceway Grill, 1207 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington.

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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.

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.

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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.

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 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

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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Our Darlington sawmill is hosting an onsite hiring event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at the conference room at 1100 Chesterfield Lumber Dr., Darlington. Drop off your resume and talk to our friendly team. At our Darlington sawmill, they make lumber for homes, buildings and construction projects and they're hiring for a variety of positions for day and night shifts. If you're not afraid to get a bit of dirt on your boots or break a sweat, come work with us! Canfor Southern Pine offers competitive pay, bonuses, benefits and training opportunities to build your career. For more information, visit https://www.canfor.com/darlington-jobs

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Enjoy Wine Down Wednesdays at Chianti's Wings & Things, 124 Cashua St., Darlington, from 4 to 9 p.m. with wine and wing specials. (843) 944-0880

Test-N-Tune / N/T Grudge held every Wednesday night at Darlington Dragway, 2056 E. Bobo Newsome Hwy., Hartsville. Gates open at 5 p.m. Testing starts at 6 p.m. Spectator admission: $15. Testing Fee: $10. Info: 843-383-0008

 

Thursday

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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.

SBA's Elevating Small Business Series Webinar: Celebrating LGBTQI+ Pride Month from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 30. Registration is required. Click here to register or visit https://SBApridemonth.eventbrite.com. In celebration of Pride, the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a live webinar panel with Larry Webb, District Director, SBA's Washington Metropolitan Area District Office; Justin Nelson, Co-founder and President, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce; and small business owner Rachel Kalenberg of Pizza Carrello in Gillette, Wyoming.  The discussion will focus on financial wellness and the importance of equity and opportunity to help uplift and support LGBTQI+-owned small businesses across the country. The panel will also discuss SBA initiatives and resources that support small business, LGBTQI+ entrepreneurs seeking to launch, and help for existing LGBTQI+-owned small businesses as they pivot and grow in a post-COVID world, a priority of the Biden-Harris Administration and SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman. 

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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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Darlington Raceway and the American Red Cross invites you to join the Race to Save Lives from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at the raceway media center, 1301 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington. Enter through Gate 39A.

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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.

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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

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Friday

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Darlington Library Adult Programming presents Needle Nuts at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 1, 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

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Coach T. B. Thomas Golf Tournament will be held Friday, July 1, at Hartsville Country Club. Cost: $65 per person, four-person scramble format. Info: Clarence Ings: 843-250-0694 or Chris Fraizer 843-453-1939.

Annual Heritage Dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, July 1, at Butler Gymnatorium, 1103 S. Sixth St., Hartsville. Featuring Terrence Lonon and the Untouchables. Cost: $30 per person.

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McBee Recreation Department presents 2022 July 4th Event from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 1 at 465 S. 11th St., McBee. Fireworks, food trucks, live entertainment and inflatables.

The BHS Class of 1981 is raising funds for the Butler Heritage Foundation with a membership brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 1, at Hampton Inn & Suites, 203 E. Carolina Ave., Hartsville. Membership to BHF is $20. Brunch is $15 per person; $25 per couple. All current and new members of BHF are welcome to attend. You don't have to attend the brunch to become a member. Info: Geraldine Benjamin (843) 307-6172

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

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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

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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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.

The Pee Dee State Farmers Market will hold #CertifiedSC Watermelon Tasting from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at the market, 2513 W. Lucas St., Florence. Along with our regular produce and décor vendors, we'll also have samples of some fresh, local watermelon.

Lindbergh's Southern Cooking will have BBQ from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays at 1215 S. Main St. 

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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Join Kelleytown Baptist Church for a Church-wide cookout and family fun event from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at the church, 2609 Kelleytown Road, Hartsville. Please sign up and bring a side or dessert, and the church will provide the meat. Water games, bounce houses, other games, and so much more fun.

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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.

 

Sunday

2022 Praise in the Park Schedule

Praise in the Park continues from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 3, at Terrence Carraway Park at Southern Pine and Magnolia Streets. Free. Remaining dates for 2022: Aug. 7, Sept. 11, and Oct. 2. Info: 843-398-4030

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Next Chapter will perform at a Pre-Fourth of July Celebration at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 3, at New Beginnings Church, 1517 E. Bobo Newsom Hwy., Hartsville.

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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.

St. Matthew's Church will hold an In-Person and Virtual Church Service at 11 a.m. Sundays. Info: 843-393-4112

First Free Will Baptist Church holds services at 10:30 a.m. Sundays at the corner of Syracuse and Milling Streets in Darlington. Pastor Joe Postlewaite 843-621-6146

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.

 

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

City of Darlington offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Offices will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 5. Trash collection will remain on NORMAL SCHEDULE.

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Come join Mechanicsville Baptist Church for a great day of fun and fellowship Fourth of July Celebration from 3 to 10 p.m. July 4 at the church, 2364 Cashua Ferry Road, Darlington. FREE! All are invited. Corn Hole Tournament, Horse Shoe Tournament, Softball Game, Inflatable Water Slide, Outdoor Games, Family Cookout, and Big Firework Show at Dark!

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Have the summer of a lifetime close to home! WinShape Camps for Communities brings the ultimate day camp right to your neighborhood, combining fun, faith and friendship into an action-packed week July 4-8 at Kelleytown Baptist Church, 2609 Kelleytown Road, Hartsville. Campers completing grades K-8 cultivate their God-given skills and talents in a mix of indoor and outdoor moments, physical activity and creative play, with epic adventures at camp all day and sleeping soundly back at home at night. At the end of the week, we serve up a day of fun for the whole family-complete with a yummy lunch from Chick-fil-A. The first 100 campers to register will receive $50 off the camp fee. Also if you were a part of the group to register in 2020 you also get a discount. Register here: https://camps.winshape.org/day-camps/hartsville-sc/

 

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Plant and Preserve: Hands on classes for growing, harvesting and preserving for self sufficiency from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays in July at the Darlington County Clemson Extension Office, 300 Russell Street. Particpants can register for Classes individually for $40 per class or register for the series for $140. Master Gardeners can receive a $5 discount. Email Carmen for more details cketron@clemson.edu. In Person Class, Participants will receive detailed manuals, hands on experience of preserving product, and a light supper.

July 5: Growing, harvesting, and preserving Herbs/ Herb Butters
July 12: Fruit and Fruit Trees / Water Bath Canning : Fruit/Jam
July 19: Perennial Foodscaping / Whole Plant Preservation, Storage, and Food Waste Reduction
July 26: Fall Vegetables / Pressure Canning

Registration can be completed over the phone by calling Miranda at 843-944-8582 or by clicking the following link tinyurl.com/plantandpreserve

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No Fun Allowed will perform live at 8 p.m. Friday, July 8, at Heels & Spurs, 2244 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington.

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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! Info: 843-992-1561

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Triple Double U Entertainment presents One for the Culture, Team Brooklyn Cottie-B Vs. Team Queens Ladrone Coe, Saturday, July 9, at the Darlington Tavern, 1125 N. Main St., Darlington. DJ Eye Rawk spinning the hottest hits!

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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

Mechanicsville Baptist Church will hold Finding Jesus Vacation Bible School from 5 to 8 p.m. July 10-14 at the church, 2364 Cashua Ferry Road, Darlington.

Vacation Bible School comes to St. Matthews Church, 210 S. Main St., Darlington, July 10-13. Info: 843-393-4112

North Hartsville Baptist Church will hold VBS from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 10-13 at the church, 1117 Patrick Hwy., Hartsville, for children in grades 2K through 5th grade. Journey through a Fairy Tale Enchanted Forest while we learn about The Bible Story of Ruth. Food, Music, Activities and More. You can register your student and as a volunteer at this link: https://vbsmate.com/NHBCkids. Select Event: Ever After VBS 2022.

Daughters of Distinction meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, July 11, at the Dominion Learning Center, 1034 Pearl St., Darlington. We'll have a wonderful message from one of our ladies, pizza, wings, fun, & great fellowship.

Create a Mini Zen Garden at this Growing Hobby workshop at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, at 2513 W. Lucas St., Florence. Cost: $20, includes all materials. BYOB.

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Darlington County will hold a Hiring Event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at the American Legion Post, 1752 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington. Full-time and part-time positions available. On-site screening and scheduling applicants for interviews, handout applications, and answer questions about the job and company.

Playing up and down the east coast and Nashville, Kyle Dills has shared the spotlight with country greats from Tracy Lawrence, The Steele Blossoms and the 2019 Carolina Country Music Fest. Dills will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, July 15, at Heels & Spurs, 2244 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington. Concerts feature their own originals along with old favorites and current day hits. Dubbed "The Best Little Band in The Carolinas." Kyle Dills is now the hottest thing coming!

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Hard Wired will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Heels & Spurs, 2244 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington. $10 cover charge.

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.

The King is Coming VBS will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon July 18-21 at Darlington Presbyterian Church, 311 Pearl St. For rising 5K through 5th grade. Info: 843-393-4851 or http://bit.ly/dpcvbs22

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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Friends of the Darlington Library Book Sale will be held July 23-26 at the library, 204 N. Main St. Cash and cards will be accepted. All proceeds go to funding community programs. For more information, call 843-398-4940.

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Backpack Giveaway will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 23 at Purpose to Life Ministries, 90 Public Square, Darlington. Health screenings, free food and drinks, school supplies and backpack giveaway (first come, first serve). For information or to donate, call Pastor Corey Milling 843-992-4259, First Lady Stacey Milling 843-992-9038, or Tomeka Self 843-307-9061.

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

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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

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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. 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

The 39th Annual Sweet Potato Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Public Square in Darlington sponsored by the Pilot Club of Darlington, SC, Inc.

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.

 

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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