The LYDIA RED SOX BASEBALL TEAM is seeking players 15 years of age and up for the new season. For more information or to apply, call Luke Arthur at 843-858-2332.
The MENTAL ILLNESS FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP will meet Thursday, May 9, at 6:30 p. m. at Central United Methodist Church, 225 W. Cheves Street, at the corner of Irby Street and Cheves Street, in Florence. This will be an informal hour of sharing and caring for family members and friends of someone living with a mental illness. Discussion is directed toward helping care-givers cope by providing positive ideas for improving their situations. This meeting is sponsored by NAMI Pee Dee. For more information, call 843-413-1500.
Chesterfield’s annual YARD SALE OF THE CAROLINAS will be Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 7 a.m. to noon, located between the 200 & 300 blocks of West Main Street (in front of the Chesterfield County Courthouse), in Chesterfield. Single booth spaces (one parking space) are available for $15, and multiple spaces may be reserved. Registration is available at Sunshine Shoppe, 122 Main St., Chesterfield. For more information, call 843-623-3938. The event will be held regardless of weather. It is sponsored by Chesterfield County – Discover the Undiscovered, the Greater Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce and Sunshine Shoppe.
The Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce will host the TASTE OF HARTSVILLE: HARTARITAVILLE on May 16 at Burry Park in downtown Hartsville from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This year’s event will bring some changes. Those include a student discount. Anyone between the ages of 21-25 with a student IDcan purchase a ticket for $25. Another change is the introduction of a fast pass. For $75 you can arrive at the Taste 30 minutes early and get front-of-the-line service at the bar at all times. The event will also feature chef sponsors with 10 $200 pick-your-spotslots where you have the option to pick where would like your table to be located. Call the chamber today if you want that table closest to the bar or front door. Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 after May 10, $50 the day of the event, $25 for students with student ID, $75 for a fast pass. Because libations will be served, no one under 21 years of age will be admitted.
The month of May is designated as HEPATITIS AWARENESS MONTH in the United States, and May 19 is Hepatitis Testing Day. During May, CDC and its public health partners work to shed light on this hidden epidemic by raising awareness of viral hepatitis and encouraging priority populations to get tested. To further raise awareness and promote testing during May, please stop by or send patients to the Hartsville Walgreens Friday May 17 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Care Innovations will offer Free Hepatitis C screenings.
The HARTSVILLE BRANCH OF THE NAACP MONTHLLY MEMBERS MEETING is set for Monday May 20, at 6 p.m. at Jerusalem Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 301 S. Sixth St. Guest speaker will be a representative of the Board of Directors of the Butler Heritage Foundation giving an update on this year’s Butler Heritage Week schedule . Come join the NAACP. For more information call 843-616-1294.
Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center will present a Lunch & Learn on SKIN CANCER AWARENESS with Dr. Patrick Sizemore, general surgeon, on Thursday, May 23, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the CPRMC education room, 1304 W. Bobo Newsom Hwy., Hartsville. RSVP at 843-339-4563.
The DARLINGTON COUNTY VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFICE will host its fourth annual cook-out on May 24 at the American Legion Post 13 located at 1752 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The American Legion posts within Darlington County have partnered with the Veterans Affairs Office in this event. We cordially invite our Darlington County veterans to show our appreciation for their service. There will be hot dogs, sausage dogs, barbeque sandwiches, chips, drinks, and door prizes. Please call the Darlington County Veterans Affairs Office at 843-398-4130 with any questions.
The SONOCO MEN’S CLUB will celebrate 59 years of gospel entertainment on Saturday, May 25, at 4 p.m. at the Center Theater, 212 N. Fifth Street, in downtown Hartsville. The event will feature live entertainment by the BJs Gospel Singer of Timmonsville, the T.B. Thomas Male Chorus of Latta, and the Spiritual Uplifters of Sumter. For more information, please call Charles Mayshack 843-861-1538 or Deacon Eugene Thompson at 843-332-2352.
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes will present its SECOND ANNUAL CLASSIC AUTO SHOW on Saturday, May 25, at the old Hartsville shopping center at 2221 West Bobo Newsom Highway, Hartsville. All proceeds will go to FCA Ministry. Entry fee is $20. The first 150 entries will receive a complimentary dash plaque, goodie bag, lunch, show book and a door prize ticket. Other activities will include, homemade ice cream, gospel music, barbecue bag lunch fundraiser, oldies but goodies, youth fundraiser, burnout show and raffle ticket drawings. For more information or to preregister, call any of the following: Bootsie Griggs, 843-307-1106; Jay Newsome, 843-861-0641; Scotty McAteer, 843-639-7074; Wade Harris, 843-858-9135; Daniel Henderson, 843-861-6869; Jamie O’Neal, 843-287-3991.
The Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Outlook Series continues with a HEALTHCARE FORUM on June 19 at the Butler Heritage Auditorium, 1103 S. 6th St., Hartsville from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include lunch.The session will be led by Christian Soura, vice president of policy and finance for the South Carolina Hospital Association, who will discuss the future of healathcare and how it pertains to the business community. For more information, call the chamber at 843-332-6401 or visit the website www.hartsvillechamber.org.