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on Tuesday, 05 February 2019. Posted in News, Local News

Gospel in the Park Annual Black History program Gospel in the Park annual Black History Program will be Saturday February 23rd at 3 p.m. held at True Saints Church of God in Christ, 428 Poole Street in Hartsville. The theme is Black and Proud. The keynote speaker is Police Chief Kelvin Washington of the Darlington Police Office. Entertainment by the amazing Wilson High School Gospel Choir of Florence. There will be a special tribute to five African Americans. For more information call Barbara Carraway 843-409-5241.

 Expanded Playground at Byerly Park officially open The City of Hartsville Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce the opening of the new expanded handicapable playground on the campus of Byerly Park. The playground is located between the tennis courts and the track and field area. This new and improved playground is an expansion of Garrison’s Place, previously located just outside of Neptune Island Waterpark. The update and relocation of this equipment provides many opportunities for children of all abilities to play together.

Groucho’s gives back Groucho’s Deli, 146 E Carolina Ave., will give back 10% of sales from 4 p.m.-9 p.m. to North Hartsville Elementary School on Wednesday, February 6th. The more you eat the more they give! Come out and support this cause and enjoy some great food!

Hartsville Memorial Library event The Hartsville Memorial Library, 142 E College Ave., will be offering American Sign Language classes for ages 5 to 12 on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. through February 19th. Sign up by calling 843-332-5115 or drop by the front desk.

Hartsville Go Red Event Want to know more about your heart? Dr. Abraham Areepanthu will come prepared to answer questions for men and women on heart disease or stroke prevention. Join the Pilot Club of Hartsville for their annual Go RED Luncheon on February 8th at the Pilot Clubhouse on Lanier Street, across from Lawton Park tennis courts. Lunch will be served at noon. Learn to protect your heart for life!

Darlington County Cancer Support Group meeting The Darlington County Cancer Support Group will meet Tuesday, February 12th at 7 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church, located at the corner of Coker Avenue and Davis Street (down the street from the Governor’s School). This will be their special Valentine’s Day dinner. Guest speaker will be Cheryl Withrow, Medical Nail Technician. She will be teaching about the effect chemo has on nails and skin. The dinner will cost $5 per-person at the door. Spouses, family and friends are invited. Casual dress will be the attire. Everyone should RSVP to Evelyn at 843-332-6426 by Sunday, February 10th.

Baby Crawl The Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a Baby Crawl Competition at TB Thomas Sports Center, 701 West Washington Street, on February 23, at 11 a.m. This competition will benefit Darlington County Firsts Steps to fill their immediate need of diapers for families. The competition is open to babies that cannot yet walk and they will be divided into two heats: 5-9 months and 10-13 months. The entry fee for the competition is one pack of diapers to donate to Darlington County First Steps. The public is invited and welcome to attend as we crown the Fastest Baby in Hartsville during half time of the youth basketball game.

Democratic Women of Darlington County monthly meeting The Darlington County Democratic Women are on the move. Come join them for their monthly meeting on Monday, February 25th at the Lamar Library beginning at 6 p.m. For more information, call Davita Malloy at 843-339-8967, Barbara Carraway at 843-409-5241 or Elaine Reed at 843-307-7086.

GSSM offering after-school program GSSM, 401 Railroad Ave., is offering an after-school program to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in Darlington County beginning February 25th-March 20th on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. The cost is free. There will be eight sessions of captivating STEM fun and opportunities to connect with GSSM’s residential student’s who will serve as instructors and role models. Snacks will be provided. For more information, contact Mrs. Irene Middleton at 843-383-3901 ext. 3309.

Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous will have meetings daily at 310 S., McFarland St. For more information, call 843-307-8565 or 803-528-4131.

New Market School Reunion Due to scheduling conflicts with committee members, the New Market School reunion will be postponed until the Spring. The reschedule date will be announced as soon as possible.

AL-ANON Al-Anon will meet in Hartsville at 310 S., McFarland St. every Thursday beginning at 8 p.m.