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08/29/2022

Weekly Update City of Darlington

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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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South of Pearl invites you to a Street Party Performance by Kyle Petty with Jeff Gates opening on Edwards Avenue at Pearl Street on Saturday, Sept. 3. Free and open to the public. Book signing by Petty and concert starts at 6 p.m. Bring your chairs and blankets for excitement in Uptown Darlington. Books will be available for purchase $30 each.

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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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Today

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.

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

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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.

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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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

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 Studyfrom 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday at 124 Jordan St., Darlington.

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

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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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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.

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.

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Thursday

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Lindbergh's Southern Cooking will hold a grand opening ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at the reopened location, 1215 S. Main St., Darlington.

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Darlington Kiwanis Club will meet at 1 p.m. Sept. 1 and the first and third Thursday of the month at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road, Darlington. Speaker: Brook Sylvester, Executive Director of the Greater Darlington Chamber

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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.

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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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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.

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

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

 

Friday

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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 Purple Fish Coffee Company Live Music Nights return from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Fridays at 104 W. Hampton St., Darlington. (843) 944-0315

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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.

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 Crazy Hope Community Center will have its 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 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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South of Pearl invites you to a Street Party Performance by Kyle Petty with Jeff Gates opening on Edwards Avenue at Pearl Street on Saturday, Sept. 3. Free and open to the public. Gates takes the stage at 5 p.m. Bring your chairs and blankets for excitement in Uptown Darlington. Book signing by Petty too. Books will be available for purchase $30 each.

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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

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.

 

Sunday

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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...

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

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

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

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St. 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. (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

 

Mark Your Calendars

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

Younique Kreations by Toya presents School Supply Drive Giveaway from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at 112 Pearl St., Darlington. Info: Latoyasade@hotmail.com

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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.

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.  

 

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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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.

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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

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 Pee Dee Fraternal Order of Police along with the Darlington County Sheriff's Office will hold a Chicken Bog Fundraiser to help offset medical cost for Deputy Ken Sumner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Sheriff's Office, 1621 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington. Chicken Bog prepared by Oliver Segars. If you are interested in purchasing tickets, contact the Darlington County Sheriffs Office or a local FOP member. Delivery available for 10+ plates.

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/

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.

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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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.

 

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

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

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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. Music and entertainment all day and more than 100 vendors! Info: 843-307-1339. 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.

BUSINESS DECORATING CONTEST FOR HALLOWEEN/FALL! Download details on how your business could win $1,000 thanks to the DDRA.

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

Applications for the Darlington Fire Department Toy Drive will be accepted Nov. 1-30 at the fire department, 301 Orange St. Interviews with applicants will be Dec. 3, and the toys will be distributed on Saturday, Dec. 17.

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The Darlington Fire Department will hold the Taste of Christmas from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, November 3, at First Baptist Church, 216 S. Main St., Darlington. Proceeds go to purchase needy children's' Christmas presents and items for burn victims. Info: 843-398-4013

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.

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

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.

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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

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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