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08/22/2022

Weekly Update City of Darlington

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Front row are Madie Andrews, Tatum Weaver, Katelyn Church, Alyssa Poston, and Savannah Evans. Back row are Chris Weaver, Caydon Thompson, Amber Rogers, Lee Andrews Commander Lane, and Commander Benjamin.

American Legion Post 13 celebrated The Quad's hard work playing fastpitch softball on Aug. 11. The girls were given certificates, and the coaches were given a baseball and bat with the girls' signatures. To the ladies who were unable to attend, please know you were missed. The American Legion Post 13 of Darlington meets at 6 p.m. Sept. 8 and the second Thursday of the month at 1752 Harry Byrd Highway, Darlington. All veterans are welcome.

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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. 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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First Baptist Church of Darlington invites you to come and be blessed by Dawn Smith Jordan's Ministry at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the church, 216 S. Main St. Dawn Smith Jordan is a Christ-follower, Christian speaker, singer/songwriter, recording artist and published author. A former Miss South Carolina and 2nd Runner-Up to Miss America, she has been seen on various TV programs including the Billy Graham Crusade Classics, Forensic Files, and her family's movie on Netflix. She has a concert ministry, speaks for women's retreats, conferences and special events, has a unique ability to communicate God's truth in a moving way.  As she ministers, she intertwines a combination of music, testimony, humor, and most importantly, the Truth found in God's Word. She incorporates both music and speaking during her ministry time, including her original songs, as well as the beloved hymns of the faith. She is a simple southern woman who is passionate about sharing the message of hope God has written into her life to a world desperate to hear.  

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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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SINGERS WANTED: The Chancel Choir at Darlington Presbyterian invites singers who love the Lord and desire to use their talents to join rehearsals at 7 p.m. on Wednesday night at the church, 311 Pearl St., Darlington. Info: Dr. Irwin at tirwin1685@gmail.com or 843-393-4851

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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.

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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!

Darlington County School District Board of Education holds a monthly work session at 6 p.m. on Aug. 22 and on the fourth Monday of each month at DCSD Administrative building, 120 E. Smith Ave., Darlington.

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

 

Tuesday

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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.

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

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.

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

Women's League of Hartsville will hold a Girls Night Out BINGO Night at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Vintage Craft Beer and Wine Boutique, 152 E. Mantissa Row, Hartsville. Come enjoy a fun night out playing Bingo and a chance to win a prize. Hear about future events and more ways we plan to reach out and help our community! This is a member's only event. If you would like to join, you are welcome to join before the event or come to this event and join that night.

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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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Hartsville Community Choir Rehearsals for Christmas Concert will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at West Hartsville Baptist Church, 1003 W. Carolina Ave., Hartsville. We are rehearsing for our Christmas Concert with the Children's Chorale and the Long Bay Symphony which will take place at 7:30 p.m. on December 6.

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.

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Wednesday

Senior Movie Mornings will be held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 24 and the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Lamar Library, 103 E. Main St., Lamar. Info: 843-326-5524

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/.

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

Karaoke with Tony Rogers from 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesday nights at Heels & Spurs Entertainment, 2244 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington.

 

Thursday

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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.

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

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Canfor Southern Pine's Darlington sawmill will hold a bi-weekly hiring open house from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Thursday, Aug. 25, 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.

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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

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.

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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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 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

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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. mornings at 586 W. West Broad St.

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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.

Pee Dee Kayak Association Tournament Trail Event #6 will be held from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Lowther's Lake. Registration starts at 5 a.m. Fee: $25 with optional side pot.

 

Sunday

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The Miss Hartsville Scholarship Board will hold a Homecoming for Jill Dudley Miss South Carolina 2022 (formerly Miss Hartsville) at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28, at Stein Gallery, 300 E. College Ave., Hartsville.

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

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

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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.

Come have Brunch with Dee Tallon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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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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

Hartsville Planning Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, and on the last Monday of each month at City Hall, 100 E. Carolina Ave., Hartsville.

 

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Darlington Raceway will host the Atlanta Braves 2021 World Champions Trophy Tour as part of Track for Laps for Charity from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31. Track Laps for Charity offers fans the opportunity to drive their personal vehicles around the track Too Tough To Tame for a donation of $20. All proceeds from the event will support Shriners Children's and Darlington Shares.

TFWB Youth Pancake Supper Fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Temple Free Will Baptist Church, 1660 N. Governor Williams Hwy., Darlington. Plates are $6. Info: 843-855-4264

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The Terrence Carraway Memorial 5K presented by Brown's RV Superstore will take place on Thursday, September 1st beginning at 6:30PM. There will also be a one-mile Hot Lap Fun Run as part of the event. The race will start and finish on the historic Darlington Raceway Start/Finish line! Early bird registration is $25 for the 5k and $15 for the Kids Hot Lap Fun Run through August 1st. After that date, registration will be $30 for the 5k and $20 for the Kids Hot Lap Fun Run through August 31st. Race day registration will be $35 for the 5k and $20 for the Kids Hot Lap Fun Run. All race participants will receive a t-shirt and medal. The race will be run in partnership with Simply Timing to benefit the Terrence F. Carraway Foundation. For fans who may not be able to make it to Darlington, they will be able to participate with a virtual 5k run. Our partner at Simply Timing will offer a virtual course option, and participants will receive a medal for completion. More information here: https://www.darlingtonraceway.com/events/memorial5k/ Sign up here: https://darlingtonraceway5k.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx...

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Joe's Grill will hold a concert with Andy and Oneida, nominated as Rising Stars from the 2022 Carolina will be joined by Stone Martin, 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.

Darlington Raceway and the United States Auto Club .25 Series announce the Cook Out .25 Midget Series will compete at the Darlington Raceway facility during the Shriners Children's presents Darlington Labor Day Race Week on Sept. 1-4. The Cook Out .25 Midget Series will compete to the east of Darlington Raceway outside Turns 1-2 across the street from Race Track Road. The Cook Out .25 Midget Series schedule includes practice from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, and racing competition from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free for fans to watch some of the future stars of the sport compete. Fans can enter via Race Track Road or Odom Street. It is a family-oriented motorsport that involves children ages 5-16 racing in specially-prepared cars. A quarter midget is a scaled down version of an actual midget racer, approximately 1/4th scale. Info: www.usac25.com

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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.

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.

Facebook page link: www.facebook.com/New-Vision-Annual-Community-Rice-Festival-425402204305782

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Pee Dee State Farmer's Market Auto Show will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at the market, 2513 W. Lucas St., Florence.

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Who's ready for a fun Rhino-pit crew workout and tail gate? That's right, Crossfit Devour will be hosting a Crossfit day at Darlington raceway at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, the day of the Cookout Southern 500 NASCAR cup series. Each registration comes with access to the infield Fan Grounds throughout the day as well as a ticket to the NASCAR Cup Series race. All ticket sales include a donation to The Wounded Warrior Project. Cost: $45.  Click the link or scan the QR code for payment. Secure your ticket as soon as possible: https://devour.pushpress.com/.../eyJkaXNjb3VudF9zbHVnIjoi...

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

Darlington Area Recreation Walkers Challenge! The Optimistic Radiant Confident Active Seniors group will meet on the FIRST TUESDAY of each month. Any senior that walks 20 miles in a month at AW Stanley Gym or Harmon Baldwin Gym in Darlington. Info: 843-398-4030.

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. More details TBA! Sponsors. 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

Brittany Rayne Weinberg-Windham Chicken Bog Benefit sponsored by Cooks for Christ will be held 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the West Florence Fire Station on Pine Needles Road in Florence. Brittany, age 21, is wheelchair bound and nonverbal with several medical conditions. Proceeds will be used to help the Lamar, SC, family purchase a wheelchair accessible van. Plates are $10 and include chicken bog, green beans, slaw, and bread. Delivery available for 7+ plates. Info: 843-319-6321, 843-229-5734, or 843-229-0348.

Deadline to submit artwork for Glitz and Kitsch Juried Exhibit from Sept. 16 at Black Creek Arts Council, 116 W. College Ave., Hartsville. Exhibit runs Oct. 6 through Nov. 11.  From glamorous and showy to ironic and garish, submit your most avant-garde 2D and 3D original work to this juried exhibit by Sept. 16.

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. The in-person event takes place at 5 p.m. Saturday, September 24, at Black Creek Arts Council, 116 West College Avenue, Hartsville. Registration 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.

Bid Opening for AD CONTRACT will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 22, at the City Hall, 400 Pearl St., Darlington. Stop by City Hall, 400 Pearl St., or email rock@cityofdarlington.com for bid packet. Info: www.cityofdarlington.com

City Grants Committee will review and make recommendations for dispersing Hospitality Tax Revenue Funds. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, and can be found online at www.cityofdarlington.com/city-grants-committee/

The City of Darlington Williamson Park Committee presents the Bark in the Park on Saturday, October 1, at Williamson Park in conjunction with the Darlington County Humane Society.

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.

Opening Reception for Glitz and Kitsch Juried Exhibit from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Black Creek Arts Council, 116 W. College Ave., Hartsville. Exhibit runs through Nov. 11.  From glamorous and showy to ironic and garish, submit your most avant-garde 2D and 3D original work to this juried exhibit by Sept. 16.

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.

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.

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The Taste of Hartsville will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Hartsville Country Club. Live music by Terrence Lonon and the Untouchables, all you can eat and drink. Tickets are $45. Ages 21 and older only please.

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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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

Gemstone Beaded Bracelet Workshop with Jamie Martell will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Black Creek Arts Council, 116 W. College Ave., Hartsville. Join us for this informative and experiential workshop about how to make beaded bracelets. You will leave this workshop with a new skill and a new bracelet to wear home. Not only are beaded bracelets beautiful and personally meaningful, they also assist in cultivating your deepest intentions. This fun and interactive social workshop will include all material needed to make a bracelet and adults beverages (red wine, white wine, coffee, tea, and water available). Class will include review of material and how to use; basic color theory & psychological associations; types of gemstone beads and their meaning; and metaphysics, chakras, zodiac, symbols, and more. Cost: $30. Limit 12 students. Info: 843-332-6234

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

Hartsville Community Choir Christmas Concert with the Children's Chorale and the Long Bay Symphony will take place at 7:30 p.m. on December 6.

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

 

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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