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07/05/2022

Weekly Update City of 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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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

071122 BKB Camp

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

060022 Summer Meals

The Darlington County School District is offering FREE meals for ages 18 and younger in our community. 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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S.C. Manufacturing Extension Partnership announces the application process for the 2022 Manufacturing Excellence Awards is open and runs though July 29. Winners will be honored at the 25th annual Salute to Manufacturing Awards Luncheon on Friday, Nov. 4, in Greenville. Winners will be recognized with one of the below awards: Emerging Manufacturer of the Year Award, Innovator of the Year Award, Outreach Award, Transformational and Operational Excellence Award, or Lifetime Service Award. The award committee will meet after the entry deadline and winners will be decided mid/late-August. Companies will be notified shortly after if they are a finalist. Register here.

 

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American Legion Softball. Darlington County's Quad at 6 p.m. July 5 v. Bishopville at Darlington High School, 205 Blue St., Darlington. Makeup game. 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.

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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. Participants 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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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 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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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

Temple Free Will Baptist Church Wednesday Worship is held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evenings at the church, 1660 N. Governor Williams Hwy., Darlington. Pastor Don Squires: 843-855-4264

 

Thursday

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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

 

Friday

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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 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.

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

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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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Hartsville Farmers Market will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 9 and each second Saturday from April through December. Vendors will be on East Carolina Avenue with wholesome, homegrown and handmade unique items, gifts, and other fun activities.

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

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Faith Plus Ministry Community Outreach will be held July 9 and every second Saturday of the month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., to help those that are in need of food, clothing and household goods. Event begins at 1 p.m. Hosted by Kingdom of Gods Children at 811 N. Governor Williams Highway, Darlington. Everyone in the surrounding Darlington County are All welcome to attend. Food and Refreshments will be served. If anyone has any barely used clothing and household items they will like to donate, please contact Sis Laura Byrd (843) 420-9150 for more detail and information.

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Divine Destiny Ministries presents Marriage Matters Summit from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at 117 Darlington Ave., Hartsville. Lunch included. $35 per couple or $20 per individual. Topics: Communications, finances, and intimacy.

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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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Yoga at the GOPO from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, July 9 at the Grand Old Post Office, 201 Pearl St. Register online or pay at the door.

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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!

 

Sunday

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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.

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

071022 VBS Ever After

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.

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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.

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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.

Temple Free Will Baptist Church Sunday Services begin at 10:45 a.m. and at 6 p.m. on Sundays at the church, 1660 N. Governor Williams Hwy., Darlington. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Pastor Don Squires: 843-855-4264

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

Darlington County Council meets at 6 p.m. Monday, July 11, and on the first Monday of the month at Courthouse Annex/EMS Building, 1625 Harry Byrd Highway, Darlington. Due to COVID-19, in-person access is restricted. Watch meetings online at http://www.darcosc.com/government/county_council/index.php. Info: 843-944-8270 or jbishop@darcosc.net

Darlington County School District Board of Education holds its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on July 11 and on the second Monday of each month at DCSD Administrative building, 120 E. Smith Ave., Darlington.

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.

 

Mark Your Calendars

Darlington City Council: 6 p.m. on July 12 and on the first Tuesday of the month except where noted (*). Dates for 2022 are Jan. 4, Feb. 8*, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, July 12*, Aug. 2, Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, and Dec. 6. Due to COVID restrictions, there is limited seating in the courtroom with preference given to staff, council, and members of the media. Watch the meeting live at https://www.facebook.com/DarlingtonCityMeetingsLIVE. You can find the agenda posted online by noon Monday prior to the meeting at https://www.cityofdarlington.com/city-council-agendas-meeting-minutes/. Submit comments to council by noon Monday prior to the meeting to be read aloud during the meeting to rock@cityofdarlington.com or by mail anytime to City of Darlington Planning, P.O. Box 57, Darlington, SC 29540.

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Sing for Your Supper Steak Night will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, at the Grand Old Post Office, 201 Pearl St., Darlington. Tickets are $10 for GOPO members and $25 for nonmembers, or free if you sing! Bring a dessert to share for our dessert contest. Prize for best dessert. Email gopofoundation@gmail.com if you plan to bring a dessert.

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.

071322 Hiring

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.

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Every Drop Counts Classes will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays in July at the Clemson Cooperative Extension Office, 2685 S. Irby Street Suite K Florence. Learn how to use less water in your yard, make your yard drought tolerant, and how to make rain a resource instead of a nuisance. Register here -> https://tinyurl.com/3uv8rj36

  • July 13: Waterwise Landscaping - Learn how to reduce the water you use in your landscape by 30 - 60% while keeping your space beautiful.
  • July 20: Rain Gardens - Learn how to use rain gardens to manage stormwater and why they are a good landscaping practice even when its dry.
  • July 27: Rainwater Harvesting - Learn how harvesting rain water can protect water quality and save you money.

Cost: $10 per class or $25 for all three (light supper and educational presentation included) Click the "Tickets" button to see available dates and purchase a ticket. For questions, contact (843) 519-2403 or tanceyc@clemson.edu.

071422 Lunch

Lunch and Learn on how to protect your skin when outdoors, recognizing suspicious skin lesions, and tips on how to keep healthy skin as you age at 12 noon Thursday, July 14, in the Education Classroom at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center. Lunch will be provided. Speaker is Dr. Ed Sizemore, General Surgeon at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center. To register, visit www.cprmc.com/event/112.

Temple Treasures will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, July 15 at Temple Free Will Baptist Church, 1660 N. Governor Williams Hwy., Darlington. Bring a covered dish. Pastor Don Squires: 843-855-4264

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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South Carolina Autocross 2022 Championship #4 on Saturday, July 16, at Darlington Raceway, 1301 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington. 

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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.

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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

Temple Free Will Baptist Church Sanctity of Life Vacation Bible School will be held July 18-22 at the church, 1660 N. Governor Williams Hwy., Darlington. Info: Don Squire 843-855-4264

071822 Summer Camp

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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American Red Cross Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 22, at the News & Press, 117 S. Main St., Darlington. To schedule an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code newsandpress.

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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.

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Our Sacred Space Yoga and Black Creek Arts Council presents Are You Down, Dog? a beginner friendly, dog inspired yoga practice from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, July 23, at Clack Creek Arts Council, 116 W. College Ave. Come for the yoga, learn about the Darlington County Humane Society's capital campaign, and meet some adoptable dogs. You might even meet your fur-ever friend! Tickets: $50. All proceeds go directly to support Darlington County Humane Society. With each ticket purchased, you will receive a 60-minute yoga class and a Darlington County Humane Society Zoozie and T-Shirt. Be sure to indicate your t-shirt size while registering.

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.

Wet Nose Dogs, a Florence-based band featuring Philip Ryan on lead vocals, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at Heels & Spurs Entertainment, 2244 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington.

072422 Mission Trip

St. Matthews Church Youth will travel to Panther, West Virginia, on July 25 to serve the community and spread the good news of Jesus Christ. Please join the church at the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, July 24, for the mission commissioning at the church, 210 S. Main St., Darlington

Danny Cohen and Friends Sing the American Songbook and Broadway Tunes Saturday, July 30, at the Grand Old Post Office, 201 Pearl St., Darlington. Dinner at 6 o'clock followed by the show at 7 o'clock. Tickets: $30 for members, $40 for others. Performers include Darlington native Danny Cohen, and his friends, Dr. Justin Addington, Jessica Fishenfeld, and Sara Zoe Budnik. Beer and wine available for purchase.  Info: 843-944-0157 or gopofoundation@gmail.com

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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

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Wound Tight - Acoustic singer songwriters Dr. Scott Jackson and Dr. Andy Cohen - A Fundraiser for Grand Old Post Office Foundation Saturday, August 13, at the Grand Old Post Office, 201 Pearl St., Darlington. Dinner at 6 o'clock followed by the show at 7 o'clock. Info: 843-944-0157 or gopofoundation@gmail.com

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

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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 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.

Buddy Johnson Tribute Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Grand Old Post Office, 201 Pearl St., Darlington. Info: 843-944-0157 or gopofoundation@gmail.com

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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. Download vendor application here.

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

Jenning & Keller: Acoustic Folk Music Friday, Oct. 21, at the Grand Old Post Office, 201 Pearl St., Darlington. Info: 843-944-0157 or gopofoundation@gmail.com

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.

Classical Pianist David Shenton Friday, Oct. 28, at the Grand Old Post Office, 201 Pearl St., Darlington. Info: 843-944-0157 or gopofoundation@gmail.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 gospelinthepark@yahoo.com

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The Way of the Shaman with Sharon Licata will be held from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 12 and Nov. 13 at Black Creek Arts Council, 116 W. Carolina Ave., Hartsville. Two-day workshop: $240 if paid by Aug. 31, $265 after.  Info: www.shamanicwalk.com

Felonious Funk: Pop-Rock Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Grand Old Post Office, 201 Pearl St., Darlington. Info: 843-944-0157 or gopofoundation@gmail.com

GOPO Foundation Dance Friday, Dec. 9, at the Grand Old Post Office, 201 Pearl St., Darlington. Info: 843-944-0157 or gopofoundation@gmail.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

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GENERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

  • DHEC Careline 855-472-3432: Get answers to common questions about the Corona Virus from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.
  • DHEC Sponsored Testing at Darlington County Health Department,305 Russell St., Darlington. From 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays, with a break from 12 noon to 1 p.m. No appointment necessary. Preregistration encouraged: 1-855-472-3432 or scdhec.gov/gettested.
  • COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number (844) 684-6333, TTY (800) 462-7585. Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

 

CITY SERVICES

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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