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Weekly Update City of Darlington


A photo of Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Darlington Raceway in 2017 by Harrelson Photography

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has announced that he will compete in Darlington Raceway’s NASCAR XFINITY Series Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 race, scheduled for Saturday, August 31 (4 p.m. live on NBC and MRN), at the track Too Tough To Tame. “There are many things I love about Darlington that contributed to my decision to run there this year, but the main reason is the track surface,” Earnhardt Jr. said. “I love races where you have to be smart and manage your tires. Darlington is slick, and it wears out tires. It’s one of the few stops on the circuit that provides that challenge.”


The Taste of Darlington needs grillers, cooks, table hosts, and sponsors to make this exciting social event happen on Thursday, April 11, at Darlington Raceway. Show your community support, share your favorite recipes, listen to some great music provided by DJ Carlisle Griggs, and feed your hunger for just about anything from chicken wings and pork loin to desserts and drinks. Ages 21 and older only. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the gate. Download your registration here. For information, call Lisa Rock at 843-992-1561.


SC Works and Vocational Rehabilitation will host a public Career Fair in Darlington on Thursday, March 21, at the Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center. If your business is interested in having a booth, download the registration here.



City of Darlington Tree Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, February 25, May 13, and September 30; 10 a.m. Friday, December 6; and on an as-needed basis at City Hall, 400 Pearl St.

Darlington County Soil & Water Conservation District Board meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month in the Clemson Extension Kitchen at 300 Russell St., Room 207. Open to the public. Info: 843-393-0483



Free Exercise Class at 9 a.m. Tuesdays at the Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St. 843-398-4030




The Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association will hold members’ meetings at 8 a.m. last Wednesday of the month at Taki’s Diner, 609 Pearl St.

Free Exercise Class at 9 a.m. Tuesdays at the Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St. 843-398-4030

Karaoke from 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at Darlington Elks Lodge, 836 Timmonsville Highway, Darlington. 843-393-1451



Free Exercise Class at 9 a.m. Thursdays at the Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St. 843-398-4030

Story Time at 10 a.m. at Darlington Library, 204 N. Main St. 843-398-4940 ext. 305

The Chamber of Commerce's Annual Banquet and Celebration is February. Tickets are $35, which includes social hour and dinner. Brian Gandy is our speaker for the evening. The evening will be a celebration of our Communities and our Members. The annual awards will be presented during the evening to the Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Community Pride Award, Life Time Achievement Award, and Legacy Award.

Fahrenheit 255 will have Trivia Night with prizes and specials at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at 26 Public Square.

Bingo! at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Darlington Elks Lodge, 836 Timmonsville Highway, Darlington. 843-393-1451



Darlington County Coordinating Council will at 11 a.m. the first Friday of every other month at Medford Nursing Center in Darlington, except July. Networking and complimentary lunch following each meeting.



Wet Nose Dogs and friends are hosting a benefit concert for the Darlington County Humane Society from noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, on the corner of Liberty Laneand Pearl Street in Darlington. A portion of all proceeds along with the Facebook fundraiser that we started this week, will be donated! Come out and hear some great music, from three of Florence's favorite bands, eat some awesome food from multiple food trucks, check out the vendors on site, and possibly even start the adoption process for a new addition to the family! Adoption fees are being waived, so come on and give these guys a fur-ever home and free up some space for the next fur-baby in need.

The Annual Darlington Kiwanis Club Oyster Roast & BBQ Scholarship Fundraiser will be held Saturday night, March 2, at the Checkered Flag Club behind Darlington Raceway. Tickets available in advance from Kiwanis members and $30 each at the gate. Free parking. Music, food and drinks included.


Mark Your Calendars


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GolfTourney-2019.jpgWednesday, April 3 – Annual Golf Tournament at Darlington Country Club. Info: Email info@buildupdarlington.org or call 843-398-4000 x 103

Thursday, April 11 – Taste of Darlington, 7 to 9 p.m., at Darlington Raceway. Download info here. Email info@buildupdarlington.org or call 843-398-4000 x 103


Become a Member!

Join the DDRA and show your support for our community. Download the Membership Application here. Members can share news about your business or organization by giving us a call, 843-992-1561, or sending us an email, info@buildupdarlington.org, and we will feature yours news on our site and distribute it through our News Alert system via text and email to people interested in Darlington as well as TV stations, radio stations, and newspapers. We can come take a photo or use what you already have. This allows you to share employee recognitions, new products, sales, special hours and events, and more – all as a benefit of being a member of the Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association!

If you are already a member, please make sure to submit any updates to your businesses’ Map Location Form to info@buildupdarlington.org.


To have your event listed on our websites, please email info@buildupdarlington.org or call 843-398-4000 x 103 by the week prior to your event.