Hartsville Branch of the NAACP monthly meeting The monthly membership meeting of the NAACP is set for Monday, February 18th at Jerusalem Baptist Church, 310 S. Sixth Street, beginning at 6 p.m. Come join the oldest civil rights organization. For more information, call Lunella Williams, Chapter President at 843-616-1294.
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.
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.
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.
AL-ANON Al-Anon will meet in Hartsville at 310 S. McFarland Street every Thursday beginning at 8 p.m.
Center for Science Education & Outreach offering ENGAGE 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 students 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.
HHS Class of 1962 Annual Class Gathering The HHS Class of 1962 is having their annual class gathering starting March 22-24. A letter of invitation is not being mailed to everyone. Individual expenses will be “dutch”. If you are interested in attending the Friday, Saturday or Sunday activities, please call Evelyn Dampier at 843-332-6426 to assure your reservation.
Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous will have meetings daily at 310 S. McFarland Street. 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.
Christian Recovery Christian Recovery meets every Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the Player House, across the street from Lakeview Baptist Church on Lakeview Blvd. All those struggling with addiction and family members are welcome. For more information, call 843-992-5222 or 843-307-7193.
Senior Scene Enjoy a program focused on your well-being with refreshments and fellowship with friends on the first Thursday of every month from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. in the Education Classroom, directly before the Carolina Cafe’ cafeteria.
Living Well with Diabetes Support Group The Support Group will meet the second Thursday of every month in the Education Classroom, directly before the Carolina Cafe’ cafeteria. Join this beneficial and educational forum for diabetics and their family members.
Lunch and Learn Series Enjoy a free informative talk with a different physician each month over lunch on the third Thursday of every month from 12 p.m.-1 p.m. in the Education Classroom, directly before the Carolina Cafe’ cafeteria. Please R.S.V.P for this event by calling 843-339-4563.
Brain Injury Support Group The Hartsville Brain Injury Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Hartsville Memorial Library. For more information call Danny Weaver at 843-861-5413 or Monroe White at 843-615-5378.
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.