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08/05/2022

Weekly Update City of Darlington

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The Rick Strickland Band 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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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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Beacon of Light Institute for Veterans doing good things: https://m.facebook.com/100048661283065/posts/601857968112907/?sfnsn=mo

 

Today

City of Darlington Tree Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday, August 8, at City Hall, 400 Pearl St. Dates for 2022 are at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, and 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2. Info: rock@cityofdarlington.com

Darlington County School District Board of Education holds its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Aug. 8 and on the second Monday of each month at DCSD Administrative building, 120 E. Smith Ave., Darlington.

Darlington County Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, August 8, at the Courthouse Annex/EMS Building, 1625 Harry Byrd Highway (Hwy. 151), Darlington. Darlington County Council meetings are live-streamed on Darlington County Council Live Meetings Facebook page and archived on Darlington County website at www.darcosc.com  - To access the live stream, go to Darlington County website at www.darcosc.com, scroll down the page to Feature, and click on the live stream link or go to https://www.facebook.com/DarlingtonCountyCouncilLive.

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

Daughters of Distinction Women's Ministry meets at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, for some fun, fellowship, and "Campout Cuisine" at Dominion Learning Center, 1034 Pearl St., Darlington.

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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.

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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

Keep Darlington County Beautiful Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 9 and on the second Tuesday of the month at the Darlington Library, 204 N. Main St., or County Fire HQ, 137 N. Center Rd., Hartsville. Info: Gary White gwhite@darcosc.net

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!

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The Williamson Park Committee meets at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St. Remaining dates for 2022 are June 14, Aug. 9, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, and Nov. 8.

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

The Wild Heart Athletics Social Run Club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays for a 5K and tasty brews 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/.

Senior Movie Mornings will be held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 10 and the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Lamar Library, 103 E. Main St., Lamar. Info: 843-326-5524

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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Join Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center at 12 noon on Thursday, Aug. 11, for a Lunch and Learn presented by Neuro-Spine Surgeon, Dr. Larry Davidson, on treatments for the aging spine in the Education Classroom at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center. Come meet our new surgeon and hear about ways he can diagnose and treat your back problems. Lunch will be provided. To register, visit www.cprmc.com/event/116.

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Canfor Southern Pine's Darlington sawmill will hold a bi-weekly hiring open house from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Thursday, Aug. 11, and every other Thursday at 1100 Chesterfield Lumber Dr., Darlington. 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

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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The Rotary Club of Darlington meets at 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays at South of Pearl, 117 Edwards Ave., Darlington.

Adult Craft Classes will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 11 and the second Thursday of the month at the Lamar Library, 103 E. Main St., Lamar. Info: 843-326-5524

The American Legion Post 13 of Darlington meets at 6 p.m. Aug. 11 and the second Thursday of the month at 1752 Harry Byrd Highway, Darlington. All veterans are welcome.

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Beneficial and educational support group for people living with diabetes at 6 p.m. on Aug. 11 and on the second Thursday of each month. This class is led by Registered Dietitian, Kim Alton. To register, visit cprmc.com/event.

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Darlington Library's What the Fork? Potluck Club's theme for August is Famous Chefs. Bring any dish from your favorite famous chef to share with others at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at the library, 204 N. Main St., Darlington.

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Paige King Johnson LIVE from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at Wingz & Ale, 500 S. Fifth St., Hartsville.

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Enjoy classic Shrimp-N-Grits (or pork chip and grits) at Joe's Grill on Thursday nights at 306 Russell St., Darlington.

At 7 p.m. on Thursdays, the Atomic Mountain Bikers meet for a no drop ride through High Hill Creek Park off South Charleston Road. All skill levels are welcome, and no one will be left behind. Please bring a head lamp and or bike light as the sun will go down before we finish our ride.

Al-Anon, a fellowship of adult relatives and friends of alcoholics for mutual support, will meet at 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Hartsville AA Hut, 310 S. McFarland St. Info: https://al-anon.org or 843-992-2981

 

Friday

The Lamar Beautification Committee will meet from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Aug. 12 and the second Friday of every month at Town Hall, 117 Main St. Come support the Town of Lamar's efforts for a clean and beautiful town. 843-326-5551

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Forest Hills Baptist Church will hold an indoor Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12-13 at 317 Forest Hill Dr., Hartsville. Rain or shine. Shop inside where it is cool and comfortable to shop! Located behind the old Bi-Lo on SC 151.

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Darlington Library's next Family Movie Night will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at the library, 204 N. Main St., Darlington. Movie: The Iron Giant. Popcorn will be provided.

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Come out and party with the Bout Time Band, a cover band that plays a variety of rock, pop and country songs, from 70s classic to modern day hits, at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at Heels & Spurs Entertainment, 2244 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington.

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Vintage Unplugged with Clayton Chewning and Christopher Weekly at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at Vintage Craft Beer and Wine Boutique, 152 E. Mantissa Row, Hartsville. The boys have recently travelled to the stages of Nashville to rock and now they are back to rock The Vintage Patio with their unique sounds and talent.

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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 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. 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 Aug. 13 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.

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Join Parker Howle for Yoga at the GOPO at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Grand Old Post Office, 201 Pearl St., Darlington. Cost: $10 for GOPO members and $15 for others. Info: 843-944-0157 or gopofoundation@gmail.com 

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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Lamar Library's Kid's Racing League returns at 12 noon Saturday, Aug. 13, at the library, 103 E. Main St., Lamar. We will be hosting monthly races all through the school year with prizes awarded at the end of each school quarter. Snacks will be provided, and all ages can participate. Children under 12 years old will be provided one car per season. Info: 843-326-5524

Faith Plus Ministry Community Outreach will be held Aug. 13 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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The Rick Strickland Band 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

Calling all Superheroes! You are invited to National Night Out, hosted by the Hartsville Tourism Department, Hartsville Police Department and Hartsville Fire Department, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Burry Park, 131 Cargill Way, Hartsville. Food vendors, DJ, meet and greet with first responders, and more.

Screen on the Green Movie Series presents Incredibles 2 on Saturday, Aug. 13, at Burry Park, 131 Cargill Way, Hartsville. Movie begins at dusk. Free.

Wet Nose Dogs will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at The Blind Pig Pub, 137 E. Carolina Ave., Hartsville, celebrating its one-year anniversary all month long. Info: 843-917-4029

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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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Join Victory in Christ United Church as we celebrate our Bishop on her birthday at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at 1496 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington. The Rev. Leslie Oliver from Charlotte will be giving us the Word of God and the TRU Spirit Mime team will be ministering. Food will be served. Dress attire is still come as you are. Free. 

 

Central Baptist Church will hold Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Sundays at the church, 512 Spring St., Darlington. Regular worship services are held at 10:30 a.m. Sundays in the sanctuary as well as via livestream. Children's Activities begin at 5 p.m. Sundays with Kids for Christ at the Kid Central Building then share the love of God with them through teaching and songs from 6 to 7 p.m. for Children's Musical Practice at Central Baptist Church, 512 Spring St., Darlington. Info: (843) 393-8581

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Darlington Presbyterian Church holds service at 11 a.m. on Sundays with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. at the church, 311 Pearl St.

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

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

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.

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Women's Bible Study, Praying Women, will be held at 6 p.m. on Sundays through Oct. 23 at Central Baptist Church, 512 Spring St., Darlington. Do you ever find it hard to pray and don't know what to say? Prayer is one of the most powerful, life-changing things we will ever do, and yet we often struggle. It's hard to find the time. It's repetitive, we get distracted and sometimes even bored. And the answers often feel few and far between. The good news? There is a simple, powerful way to reignite your conversation with God. In Praying Women, bestselling author Sheila Walsh shares practical helps directly from God's Word, showing you how to - know what to say when you pray - understand how to use prayer as a weapon when you are in the midst of a struggle - pray as joy-filled warriors, not anxious worriers - let go of the past and stand on God's promises for you now Prayer changes you and it changes the world. You may have tried before, but if you're ready to start again in your relationship with God, let Sheila Walsh show you how to become a strong praying woman. Cost of the book is $10. Use this link to register: https://onrealm.org/CBCDarli.../PublicRegistrations/Event...

 

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

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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 Aug. 15 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 first meeting of the City of Darlington Grants Committee will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, August 15, at City Hall, 400 Pearl St., Darlington. This will be an organizational meeting to set deadlines for applications for future funding. Meetings of the Grants Committee will be open to the public, and all decisions made by the Committee will be recommendations that Darlington City Council may accept or reject, in whole or part. For full text of the Resolution, visit https://www.cityofdarlington.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/071222-JULY-12-CITY-COUNCIL-MEETING.pdf

Darlington County Council will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, August 15, at the Courthouse Annex/EMS Building, 1625 Harry Byrd Highway (Hwy. 151), Darlington. Darlington County Council meetings are live-streamed on Darlington County Council Live Meetings Facebook page and archived on Darlington County website at www.darcosc.com  - To access the live stream, go to Darlington County website at www.darcosc.com, scroll down the page to Feature, and click on the live stream link or go to https://www.facebook.com/DarlingtonCountyCouncilLive.

 

Mark Your Calendars

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Lamar Library's Book Club's August book pick will be I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella. Call or visit the library to get a copy of this book. The Club will meet to discuss the book at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 17, at the library, 103 E. Main St., Lamar. Info: 843-326-5524

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Darlington Library's Not Your Mother's Book Club will reading A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas this august. Enjoy coffee and conversation at 6 p.m. Aug. 18, at the library, 204 N. Main St., Darlington.

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With the arrival of two refugee families that have escaped the war in Ukraine in Hartsville and at least two more on the way, we have formed a community based, charitable organization - Carolinas for Ukraine - in order to welcome new families and assist and support them in the resettlement and integration process. The Carolinas for Ukraine Fundraising Dinner will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Riparian on Black Creek, 847 New Market Road, Hartsville. This is a paid ticketed event ($25) to help cover the costs of forming the organization, covering any short term gaps in financial needs for refugee families and to introduce our amazing refugee families to the community. The dinner will include traditional Ukrainian cuisine, costumes and culture. They are very grateful for the way our community has embraced them and would like to show their appreciation. If you have any questions, please call Curtis Lee at (843) 861-9994.

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Darlington Library's has a fun Game Night planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the library, 204 N. Main St. Board games, coloring, coffee and hot cocoa, snacks, and good music!

Head on out to Heels and Spurs Entertainment where good food, good drink and good friends come together to make unforgettable memories as Olanta take the stage at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at 2244 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington. The kitchen is open from 6-11 serving up your favorite bar food. Shot and drink specials all night long.

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Vintage One Year Jubilee Karaoke Celebration: Randy Hayes with Center Stage Karaoke at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at 152 E. Mantissa Row, Hartsville.

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

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Lamar Library's Pokémon Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the library, 103 E. Main St., Lamar. We will be watching the show and playing Battle Academy. Info: 843-326-5524

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Sportsman's Banquet with Hank Parker at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Kelleytown Baptist Church, 2609 Kelleytown Road, Hartsville. Tickets are $10 each and are limited. Call the church office (843-332-8092) to get yours today. Come for a time of great outdoor activities and fellowship with the great Hank Parker. 3 p.m - Outdoor Vendors and activities. 5:30 p.m - Dinner and Fellowship. All are welcome, including women.

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Lawrence Chewning and Damascus Road will share a variety of Gospel favorites, including Chewning's original composition The Anchor Holds, on Sunday, Aug. 21, at the Grand Old Post Office, 201 Pearl St., Darlington. Dinner at 5 p.m. with music at 6 o'clock. Tickets are $20 for GOPO members and $25 for others. Info: 843-944-0157 or gopofoundation@gmail.com  https://thegrandoldpostoffice.com/

Democratic Women's Council of Darlington County will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, at Lamar Library 103 East Main St., Lamar. We're Fired up and Ready to Vote!

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Blood supplies are running low in our area. Join Wild Heart Brewing Company for a Pint for a Pint Blood Drive with The Blood Connection from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 23. Donors will be treated to a drink of choice from our bar as well as a free 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.../186154

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The Hartsville Memorial Library Book Club's August pick is What Rose Forgot by Nevada Barr. Discuss the book at noon Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Hartsville Country Club (dutch treat).

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Darlington Library's The Craft: Adult Craft Night will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the library, 204 N. Main St., Darlington. Make some beautiful Nature Bookmarks. Supplies will be provided, but patrons may bring in addition supplies to help customize their bookmarks. This event is for patrons age 16 years old and up.

Ladies Bingo Night from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at Seersuckergypsy, 211 N. Fifth St., Hartsville.

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

Center Stage Karaoke Celebration at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, at Vintage Craft Beer and Wine Boutique, 152 E. Mantissa Row, Hartsville.

Jordan Suber performs live from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Spiro's Wingz & Ale, 500 S. Fifth St., Hartsville.

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The Woman's Pee Dee District Department of the Pee Dee Missionary Baptist Association will hold the Taste of the Pee Dee from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Mt Calvary Baptist Church, 2349 Calvary Rd., Hartsvile. Donation: $10.

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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. Infield concerts: Josh Brannon performs at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2; Inland Band 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3; Tim Clark Band 2 p.m. Saturday; and Josh Brannon again 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4.

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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

Screen on the Green Movie Series presents Encanto on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Burry Park, 131 Cargill Way, Hartsville. Movie begins at dusk. Free.

Praise in the Park continues from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Terrence F. Carraway Park at Southern Pine and Magnolia Streets in Darlington. Free.

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

Darlington County Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, September 12, at the Courthouse Annex/EMS Building, 1625 Harry Byrd Highway (Hwy. 151), Darlington. Darlington County Council meetings are live-streamed on Darlington County Council Live Meetings Facebook page and archived on Darlington County website at www.darcosc.com  - To access the live stream, go to Darlington County website at www.darcosc.com, scroll down the page to Feature, and click on the live stream link or go to https://www.facebook.com/DarlingtonCountyCouncilLive.

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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

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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. 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.

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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.

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

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.

Praise in the Park continues from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Terrence F. Carraway Park at Southern Pine and Magnolia Streets in Darlington. Free.

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

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Trinity United Methodist Church will have Revival at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2-5 at the church, 126 Pearl St., Darlington. Dinner will be served Sunday and Wednesday. The Rev. Narcie Jeter will speak. Nursery available.

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.

 

 

 

Screen on the Green Movie Series presents Halloween Town on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Burry Park, 131 Cargill Way, Hartsville. Movie begins at dusk. Free.

 

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.

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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

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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

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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

https://blackcreekarts.org/all-classes/2020/the-way-of-the-shaman-with-sharon-licata

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.

 

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

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GOPO Foundation Dance Friday, Dec. 9, at the Grand Old Post Office, 201 Pearl St., Darlington.

Info: 843-944-0157 or gopofoundation@gmail.com

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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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