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08/15/2022

Weekly Update City of Darlington

Thanks for coming out to enjoy The Rick Strickland Band will perform for the DDRA and Saturdays on the Square on Saturday, August 13, on the Public Square. Enjoy live music, classic car show, food vendors, and more. Concerts conclude from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, with Country music singer and songwriter John King, who wrote hit No. 1 songs for Hootie & the Blowfish! Vendors. Info: 843-992-1561

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Darlington City Council will hold a special meeting at 6 pm Wednesday, August 17, for the purpose of receiving the architectural renderings, cost estimates, legal advice and financial advice on the sports complex. 

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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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Mark your calendars for September 1! Joe's Grill will hold a concert with Andy and Oneida, nominated as Rising Stars from the2022 Carolina will be joined by Stone Martin on Thursday, September 1. Finalist on X-Factor and member of cast on Academy Award winning movie CODA. Concert from 7 to 10 p.m. with the grill open serving food from 5 to 10 p.m. at 306 Russell St., Darlington. Reserve a six-top table for $100. Ask for Olivia 843-944-0626.

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Join Central Baptist Church for our annual Women's Conference September 16 and 17 at the church, 512 Spring St., Darlington. This year our theme is Becoming a Woman of Prayer. Melanie Ratcliffe, Director of Relational Evangelism at the South Carolina Baptist Convention, will be our speaker. Her daughter, MaCayla Edwards will be leading us as we worship in song. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to be fed physical, emotional, but most importantly, to be fed spiritually. Please make plans to join us for this wonderful weekend. Cost: $20, includes all sessions, materials, and breakfast/lunch on Saturday. Tickets: onrealm.org/CBCDarlington/PublicRegistrations/Event

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Today

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

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.

Hartsville Memorial Library has Pre-School Story Time at 10 a.m. every Tuesday at the library, 147 W. College Ave., Hartsville. Reading, singing, and play!

The Rotary Club of Hartsville meets at 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Pam's Restaurant, 1009 W. Bobo Newsome Hwy., Hartsville.

Joe's Grill celebrates Wing Night on Tuesday nights at 306 Russell St., Darlington. Dine-in only. Info: 843-944-0626

Wing specials, Drink Specials and Karaoke Every Tuesday Night at the Darlington Moose Lodge, 1056 N. Governor Williams Hwy., Darlington.

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Each Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., Darlington Country Club will hold 9-hole scramble. $10 per player goes into the pot for prize money. 843-393-0236

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/

Darlington City Council will hold a special meeting at 6 pm Wednesday, August 17, for the purpose of receiving the architectural renderings, cost estimates, legal advice and financial advice on the sports complex. 

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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

The Darlington Professional Women meet at noon on Aug. 17 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 Aug. 17 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.

CANCELLED - The City of Darlington Beautification Board meets at 5 p.m. on Aug. 17 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

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

The Darlington County Airport Commission meets at 8 a.m. Aug. 18 and on the third Thursday of every month at the Darlington County Jetport, 313 G. Graham Segars Parkway, Darlington. Info: 843-307-7710, 843-393-9928, or bkennett@darcosc.net.

DCC Dinner Club for Members. Join Darlington Country Club from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 18 and on the third Thursday of each month for a night of elegant dining and good company at the club, 125 Country Club Road. Reservations are required. (843) 393-0236

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The Darlington Lions Club meets at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 18 and the third Thursday of each month at Taki's Diner, 609 Pearl St. Motto: We serve.

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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. 

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.

BINGO will be held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 18 and the third Thursday of the month at the Lamar Library, 103 E. Main St., Lamar. Info: 843-326-5524

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Darlington Kiwanis Club will meet at 1 p.m. Aug. 18 and the first and third Thursday of the month at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road, Darlington. Speaker: TBA

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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

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Friday

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

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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.

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The Purple Fish Coffee Company Live Music Nights 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.

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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 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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Prayer on the Square will be held at 4 p.m. Aug. 21 and on the third Sunday of each month. Come together for fellowship and spiritual uplifting. Open to all.

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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 

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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.

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

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

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

Lee Street First Church of God brings the Word of God to you. Connect via Facebook Live or Zoom 646-558-86-56 ext. 222 777 7676. Sunday worship service at 11 a.m. Tuesday midday prayer at noon. Wednesday Bible Study at 6 p.m. Prayer Hotline 1-888-409-8880. Info: 843-393-2672

Mechanicsville Baptist Church will hold indoor church services and Facebook live service at 10:30 a.m. Sundays at the church, 2364 Cashua Ferry Road, Darlington. All are welcome.

Children's church for ages 6-12 will open back up at 10:30 a.m. Sundays at Northwood Family Worship Center, 1100 E. McIver Road, Darlington. Praise & worship, puppets, Rovercomer the Dog, Deputy Dugan, crafts, & many fun things planned for upcoming services. Parents are not required to stay for adult services but are welcome to stay and get spiritually fed as well. It's about the relationship and not the religion. Come as you are but not leave as you came. Adult services are at 10:30 a.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

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.

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

The Darlington Conservation District meets at 7 a.m. on Aug. 22 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

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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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Pee Dee Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #25 holds meetings at 6 p.m. on Aug. 23 and the fourth Tuesday evening of each month at the Original Raceway Grill, 1207 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington.

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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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DDRA Members Breakfast: 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at Taki's Diner, 609 Pearl St. Free for members and $5 for others. Members meet to network, make suggestions, and find out about upcoming events.

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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.

Antioch Recreation Center SCHSRA 24th Annual High School Rodeo at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26-27, at Antioch Road in Byrdtown Community. Admission: $10 or free for ages 6 and younger. Rain or shine.

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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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Joe's Grill will hold a concert with Andy and Oneida, nominated as Rising Stars from the2022 Carolina will be joined by Stone Martin on Thursday, September 1. Finalist on X-Factor and member of cast on Academy Award winning movie CODA. Concert from 7 to 10 p.m. with the grill open serving food from 5 to 10 p.m. at 306 Russell St., Darlington. Reserve a six-top table for $100. Ask for Olivia 843-944-0626.

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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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The Southeastern Bluegrass Association of South Carolina will hold its monthly concert from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, 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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New Vision Community Development Corporation presents the 9th Annual Community Rice Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at the New Hopewell Outreach Center, 1416 Bethlehem Road, Hartsville. Enjoy a parade, a car and bike show, an umbrella parade, live entertainment, horseback riding, games, vendors, food trucks, a DJ and a TV raffle. Plus you can sample unique and delicious rice dishes starting at $5 a taste as local cooks will compete for your vote. Free admission. To be a vendor call 843-610-3737.  Visit New Vision Annual Community Rice Festival on Facebook for more info or to get involved: www.facebook.com/New-Vision-Annual-Community-Rice-Festival-425402204305782

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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

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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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Join Central Baptist Church for our annual Women's Conference September 16 and 17 at the church, 512 Spring St., Darlington. This year our theme is Becoming a Woman of Prayer. Melanie Ratcliffe, Director of Relational Evangelism at the South Carolina Baptist Convention, will be our speaker. Her daughter, MaCayla Edwards will be leading us as we worship in song. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to be fed physical, emotional, but most importantly, to be fed spiritually. Please make plans to join us for this wonderful weekend. Cost: $20, includes all sessions, materials, and breakfast/lunch on Saturday. Tickets: onrealm.org/CBCDarlington/PublicRegistrations/Event

The Happy Little Fun Run is an in-person and virtual 5k run/walk for all ages that will take place in September 2022. The in-person event takes place at 5 p.m. Saturday, September 24, at Black Creek Arts Council, 116 West College Avenue, Hartsville. Registration for the Happy Little Fun Run is $45. Race packets will be available to pick up at Black Creek Art Center on Sept. 23. Bob Ross Bonus registration Price: $55. Day of Price: $65.

S.C. Yoga and Healing Arts Festival Bazaar will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at Black Creek Arts Center, 116 W. College Ave., Hartsville. Wellness Marketplace + Dance Party with DJ VooDoo Child. FREE to the community! Vendor, Healers, Libations, Dancing, and Fun.

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.

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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.

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The DDRA will hold a Fall/Halloween Business Decorating Contest to be judged by the public! Prizes include $1,000, $500, and $250. Download the form here: BUSINESS DECORATING CONTEST INFO

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.

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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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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