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 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 ID can 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-spot slots 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 17 - 19
The Friends of Hartsville Memorial Library present their SPRING BOOK SALE. Open to the general public Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19. If you are a paid member of the Friends organization you have early shopping hours, Thursday, May 16, from 5 until 8 p.m. Hours: Friday (18) 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday (19) 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday (20) 1 - 4:45 p.m. - $2.00 per bag of books.
Want to see if The Dark Knight returns his library books? Would your youngling like to learn the ways of the Force? Have a great costume collecting dust in your closet? Then the library is the place for you! On Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Darlington Library will hold its first ever comic con, DARCON. This event will feature local vendors and artists, a bake sale, free activities for all ages, youth cosplay contests, and so much more. Best of all, admission is free! Costumes are encouraged for everyone but are definitely not required, but please be aware this is a family event, so keep it classy. For more information, check us out on Facebook or call the library at 843-398-4940. The Darlington Library is located at 204 N. Main St. Darlington.
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.
A MEMORIAL DAY Day of Thanks will be held at Darlington Memory Gardens, 2071 E. BoBo Newsome Highway, Hartsville, on Monday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature free food, fun, gospel singing by the Rev. Rickey Stuckey and the Sonoco Men’s Club. For more information, call Delois Gibson at 843-332-3311.
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 art of great gospel music returns to Pride Park 630 S. 6th St. on Sunday, June 9, with the GOSPEL IN THE PARK SERIES. In recognition Men's Health Month, the event will feature a mini health fair, blood pressure screenings, BMI, prostate cancer information and more. A devotional service will be led by Pastor Debbie Bowen-Davis and The Agape Fellowship AME Church Family of McBee. Live gospel entertainment will be by Bobby Wilson and the Chosen Ones of Bishopville, the Soulful Messengers of Kingstree, and national gospel recording artist Helen Miller-Best, known as The Gospel Whirlwind, singing all her hit gospel songs. Bring your lawn chairs and an open heart. For information, call Sister Barbara Carraway at 843-409-5241.
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 .
The McBEE ALL CLASS SCHOOL REUNION will be Thursday, June 20, at Pam’s Restaurant in Hartsville starting at 11 a.m. All who have attended McBee Schools are welcome along with their guests.