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07/18/2022

Weekly Update City of Darlington

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LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR RECREATION CHEERLEADING & FOOTBALL! Darlington Area Recreation Sports Registration. Register online at cityofdarlington.recdesk.com.

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

For more information, call 843-398-4030.

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Toiletries Drive: Genesis Healthcare will be collecting toiletries for the homeless in our communities in honor of National Health Center Week: Healthcare for the Homeless Day. Items can be dropped off during business hours to Pee Dee Health Care, 201 Cashua St., Darlington, and Lamar Family Fare, 301 W. Main St., Lamar. Last day to drop off items is July 25. Info: Kaylie Wheeler kaylie.wheeler@genesisfqhc.org

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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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Northwood Family Worship Center will hold a School Supply Donation Drive for needy children of Florence and Darlington counties through August 26 at the center, 1100 E. McIver Road, Darlington.

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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

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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Temple Free Will Baptist Church Sanctity of Life Vacation Bible School will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 18-22 at the church, 1660 N. Governor Williams Hwy., Darlington. Classes for children and adults. Meals served each evening. Info: Pastor Don Squire 843-855-4264

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 July 18 and on the third Monday of the month. Dates for 2022: Jan. 18, Feb. 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, and Dec. 19.

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

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

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.

City of Darlington Planning Commission meets at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 19, at City Hall, 400 Pearl St. Dates for 2022 are March 15, May 17, July 19, Sept. 20, and Nov. 15. Info: rock@cityofdarlington.com

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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.

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 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

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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Lamar Library's Book Club's July book pick will be Sea Change by Karen White. Call or visit the library to get a copy of this book. We will meet to discuss the book at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, at the library, 103 E. Main St., Lamar.

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Hartsville Church of God's Vacation Bible School ON THE CASE will be held nightly from 5 to 8 p.m. July 20-23, at the church, 704 Lakeview Blvd., Hartsville. Growing spiritually doesn't have to be an unsolved mystery! Your kids will take a four-day journey with other detectives as they dig into a few of Jesus' parables to solve the mysteries of how to grow their faith, how to care for, serve, and love others. They'll discover that the answers have been there all along: spend time with God, spend time with others, use your gifts, and share your story. REGISTRATION IS FREE BUT SPACE IS LIMITED! Register here. $10 T-shirt option available in online registration.

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Ping Pong Tournament from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at Coach TB Thomas Sports Center, 701 W. Washington St., Hartsville. Singles play two rounds of round robin play and bracketed playoffs. Prizes for winners. Cost: Free for members, $5 for others.

The Darlington Professional Women meet at noon on July 20 and on the third Wednesday of the month at the Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce, 38 Public Square.

The Darlington County Library Board of Trustees meets at 5 p.m. on July 20 and on the third Wednesday of the month at one of the County library locations. Info: 843-398-4940 or jimmie.epling@darlington-lib.org.

The City of Darlington Beautification Board meets at 5 p.m. on July 20 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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Love Jewelry Vintage Patio Pop-Up: Shop the "LOVE"Ly handcrafted jewelry on The Vintage Patio while sipping Bubbly at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at Vintage Craft Beer and Wine Boutique, 152 E. Mantissa Row, Hartsville. DJ Nick will be curating our background music too. Shopping, sipping and listening all in one.

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 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.

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

 

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Join the Darlington Library for an awesome Paint Class at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at the library, 204 N. Main St. We will have a Whale of a good time! Info: 843-383-4940

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Darlington Kiwanis Club will meet at 1 p.m. July 21 and the first and third Thursday of the month at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road, Darlington. Speaker: TBA - Club members will pack bookbags to donate to DHS students

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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Summer Social: Bring your family and friends and join us for a summer night at the farm from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at Covered in Cotton, 2080 Society Hill Road, Darlington. Event includes Summer Sale, Shop Our Collections, Summer Snacks, and Door Prizes.

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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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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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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CLAY BROWN LIVE at 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.

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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.

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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 843-383-4940.

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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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Middendorf Church of God will hold a Drive-Thru School Supply Giveaway from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, July 23, at 16839 Hartsville Ruby Road, Hartsville. Free.

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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 Black 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.

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Eat. Play. Adopt. Adoption event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at the Darlington County Humane Society, 1705 Adoption Way, Darlington. Fees sponsored for approved adopters, THANKS to Nucor Steel Darlington! Come eat and hang out with a Darling. Bring your chair. Bouncy house fun for the kids and other family friendly activities too. Dogs and cats of all ages available for adoption! Check our adoption sites often because adorable Darlings arrive daily. Get preapproved by applying online at DarlingtonHumane.org. Visit Petfinder.com, AdoptAPet.com and HelpDarlingtonPets.com to see our Darlings. Don't see what you are looking for yet? Get pre-approved anyway and we can help match you as new Darlings arrive.

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

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.

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2022 Mary Dean Brewer Women of Distinction Ceremony honoring outstanding women in our community will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at the SiMT, 1951 Pisgah Road, Florence. The event includes dinner, virtual silent auction, live auction, and award presentations. Tickets: $60 General Admission or $40 Registered Girl Scout Adults. Info: Pat Baxley 843-656-9750 or patbaxley@girlscoutsesc.org

 

Sunday

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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. 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.

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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

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.

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

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

Darlington Library will hold Monday Morning Meditations, a beginner meditation and light yoga session at 9 a.m. every Monday at the library, 204 N. Main St., Darlington. Ages 16 and older. Comfortable clothes are recommended.

Story Time will be live at 10 a.m. Mondays at the Darlington Library, 204 N. Main St. Info: 843-398-4940

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

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

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

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Health Extension for Diabetes: Virtual diabetes education and support group at 5:30 p.m. July 25 and on Mondays through November. Free. Participants are provided education, resources, and support to help them better manage their diabetes. Available for individuals with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Info: Emily Sweatt 843-944-8588 or esweatt@clemson.edu

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Hartsville Youth Connection will hold a Back-to-School Event from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at Hartsville Northern Baseball Field, 1218 Old Ruby Road, Hartsville. Games, Food, Worship, and Devotion for middle and high school age children. Info: hartsvilleyouthcon@gmail.com

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Full Dome Planetarium Show at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 6 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at the Darlington Library, 204 N. Main St., Darlington.  We will watch Expedition Reef and learn all about the Great Barrier Reef. Free tickets available at the front desk. Seating is limited.

Darlington High School will hold New Student Orientation from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and its Open House at 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, at the school gym, 525 Spring St., Darlington. Students will pick up their schedules during this time.

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The Hartsville Memorial Library Book Club's July pick is The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner. You can pick up a copy from the library and join us at noon on Thursday, July 28, at the Hartsville Country Club to discuss the book.

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Darlington Raceway will hold a Business After Hours from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, at the Champions Club, located in Turn 3 of the infield​ and is sure to be an enjoyable evening with complimentary light refreshments and exclusive Pace Car rides* around the track Too Tough to Tame! RSVP by July 26 to attend.

Ladies Night Bingo: Looking for something fun to do with your girl friends? We got you! Join us for bingo night July 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Seersuckergypsy, 211 N. Fifth St., Hartsville.

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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RISE to Serve Lives Back to School Prayer Rally at 6 p.m. July 28 at the Darlington High School football field, 525 Spring St., Darlington. Featuring Gospel Recording artist Derrick Bull and the 100+ Voice Life Choir plus back-to-school giveaways. Online at Facebook/groups/risepeedee2022. Donations can be sent by CashApp to RisePeeDee.

Boomerz will perform at 9 p.m. Friday, July 29, at Heels & Spurs Entertainment, 2244 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington.

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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

The Darlington Church of God of Prophecy welcomes The River Town Boys for its Fifth Sunday Morning Singing from 11 a.m. Sunday, July 31, at the church, 920 W. Smith Ave., Darlington. Dinner will follow this service.

Come have Brunch with Dee Tallon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at Wild Heart Brewing Company, 317 Railroad Ave., Hartsville. He'll be performing some chill songs that go perfectly with a Wild Bowl.

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Southside Free Will Baptist Church will hold Apologetics: Defending the Christian Faith in an Anti-Christian Society at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 31, and at 7 p.m. Aug. 1-4 at the church, 153 E. McIver Road, Darlington.

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National Night Out: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Liberty Lane, 116 Pearl St., Darlington. Free food and drinks.

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Hard Wired presents a wide variety of classic rock music at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at Heels & Spurs Entertainment, 2244 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington. They don't just play the music, they get you to feel the music.

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Track Laps for Charity: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Darlington Raceway, 1301 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington. For just $20, you can take three laps around the unique egg-shaped oval! This upcoming Track Laps for Charity will benefit the Darlington County Humane Society. Track Laps proceeds will benefit Darlington Shares, a donor advised fund of The NASCAR Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable entity, that donates racing-related items and offers financial support to assist community outreach programs and other nonprofit charities. REGISTER HERE: https://www.nascarfoundation.org/darlingtonraceway

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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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Carolina Crossroads and the Grass Strings band will perform at the Southeastern Bluegrass Association of South Carolina monthly concert from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, 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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Mission for Christ Full Gospel Unfinished Tour will be part of Sunday morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 7 at 1415 E. Home Ave., Hartsville.

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Harmony for Hearing - Music in the Courtyard will feature The Woodys as they cover Beatles songs to raise funds for our Pee Dee Speech & Hearing Center at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at Wholly Smokin, 150 S. Dargan St., Florence. VIP packages available for $75 per person that include premier seating, three course meal along with a beverage and a gift bag. VIP meal will be served from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person in advance, $20 at the door. Gates open for the concert at 6:45 p.m. There will also be a live auction between band sets.

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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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Hartsville Church of God will hold a 5K Run/Walk for World Missions on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Byerly Park, 700 Russell Road, Hartsville. The Missions benefit Europe's Child Missions efforts to plant an International Church in Constanta, Romania. The 5K date is Saturday, August 20th in Hartsville, SC. At Byerly Park. The cost is $25 to enter and all entries before Wednesday, July 20th will receive a T-Shirt. We are also asking if everyone who enters would consider getting 20 sponsors at $10 a piece or 10 sponsors at $20 apiece. All proceed and donations will be given to Europe's Child Missions. If you have any questions, please message Pastor Patrick Dye or Don Chavis (With Europe's Child Missions). Follow this link to register here:  https://hartsville.churchcenter.com/regist.../events/1333428

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

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

Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center is hosting the Jumpstart Your Heart 5K to raise funds to purchase automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for local schools and non-profit organizations in the communities that we serve. Registration will begin at 7am Sept. 10 and the race will begin at 8am in front of Carolina Pines Medical Group. Cost: $25, includes a long sleeve race t-shirt. Students receive $5 off when entering discount code: STUDENT. To register, visit CPRMC.com/JumpstartYourHeart

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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

091622 Murder Mystery

Calling all fellas and flappers! Pull out those knee dusters and zoot suits and join the Hartsville Museum for our first ever MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER EVENT FUNERAL FOR A GANGSTER, presented by CareSouth Carolina, coming September 16-17 and September 23-24. Join us for a night of 1920's-style fun, full of good hooch, good grub, and an interactive murder case! Tickets are $40 each and include live theater, dinner, dessert, and two drink tickets. Tickets go on sale Aug. 1 and must be purchased in advance. All proceeds go towards helping to fulfill the mission of the Hartsville Museum. Reward for best 20's themed costume. Info: 843-383-3005 or www.Hartsvillemuseum.org

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.

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Join the Darlington County Humane Society for its annual Capital Campaign fundraiser, Evening Under the Oaks on Friday, October 14, at Oak Manor Inn, 314 E. Home Ave., Hartsville. Proceeds go to build a new animal shelter in Hartsville. This is the 6th year we will come together over food, music, and a love of animals. Please RSVP to follow us as we release more information regarding our event.

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

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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

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

A Free Community Fish Fry will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, in Hines Funeral Home parking lot, 833 S. Sixth St., Hartsville. Come out and meet Casey Hancock for Mayor of Hartsville. Food, fellowship, and great music.

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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

 

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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