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 HARTSVILLE COMMUNITY CHOIR, accompanied by the Long Bay Symphony, will be performing "The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace" by the Welsh composer Karl Jenkins on Saturday, May 4, at 7 p.m. at West Hartsville Baptist Church. For more information, contact James Beaumier at (843) 857-3778 or visit the website at:




The GOSPEL IN THE PARK SERIES returns to Pride Park, 630 S. Sixth St., Hartsville, for its 12th season on Sunday, May 5, from 5 until 8 p.m. The theme is Bringing Unity into Our Community. A devotional will be led by Pastor Rico Antonio Newkirk and the Kay Branch Missionary Baptist Church of Hartsville. Live gospel music will be provided by many groups. For more information, call Barbara Carraway at 843-409-5241.


The JACOB KELLEY HOUSE MUSEUM will be open for tours from 3 to 5 p.m. on May 5. The Jacob Kelley House Guild will be focusing on children’s activities and will have several for children to participate in during the afternoon. The barn will also be open. The tours are free and open to the public.




Come join the STOP THE VIOLENCE COMMITTEE CORPORATE PRAYER DAY, Monday, May 6, from 12 until 1 p.m. at Second Baptist Church, 212 W. Washington St. Hartsville. The Rev. JD Blue is the Pastor. Praying for the victims, children, families and community. 



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.



MAY 11


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. 



MAY 16


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.


MAY 23


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.



MAY 24


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.

MAY 25


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



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