Friday, August 23, 2013

August 23rd-25th Weekend

You might want to rest up this weekend knowing that high school football and races to run are in your very near future.  There's always lots to do in our busy little town so whatever you do....have some fun along the way!
This Weekend in Blythewood
August 23rd, 24th and 25th

Rain, Rain Go Away...

...come again another day...say, Tuesday maybe?
The summer rains we've had this year have really made it tough on our farmers and our farmers market but we're working very hard to continue to find and bring you some great items to the Northeast Farmers Market at Doko Meadows. 
We've got some new vendors coming to join our regulars so be sure to come  on out each Monday to check out what's available. 

  Remember, to create a farm to table recipe and let us know about it on the Northeast Farmers Market Facebook page.

Remember the NEFM is at two great locations this year...Doko Meadows on Monday and Lake Carolina on Thursday...both run from
3pm -7pm. 
Look who's coming to the market next week!  We hope to see you there, too!

The Shrimp Guy
Sarah's Fresh Veggies
Sweets and Treats
First Fruits Enterprises
L'Ecuyers Gourmet
Company of OHS
Bobbie and plants
Back Country Skincare
The Bird Man
Howell Farms
Bee Trail Farms
Hand Crafted Jewelry

Who Knew?

Savino D'Armate is credited with inventing the first wearable eyeglasses, around 1284 in Italy. 
James Ayscough, in 1752 introduced spectacles with lenses made of tinted glass.  He advised the use of green and blue glass and is credited with the first sunglass like eyeglasses, although they were not made to shade the eyes from the sun, they corrected for vision problems.

   Mark Your Calendar!

 Northeast Farmers Market
       Doko Meadows  -  Every Monday
    Lake Carolina  -   Every Thursday
                 3:00pm - 7:00pm
August 25 -  Night for Sight    
                     and Hearing
                    Presented by
          The Blythewood Lions Club
                       4:00pm - 6:00pm
               The Manor @ Doko Meadows

August 31 Family Fun in The Field
                Big Screen Broadcast of
                  Clemson vs Georgia
                          Presented by:
               Blythewood Presbyterian Church
                       Gate Opens @ 6:30pm
                       441 Rimer Pond Road

Sept 1 -     "Barefoot 'n Reckless"
                      FREE CONCERT
                  and PACKET PICK-UP
                        Doko Meadows
                            5pm -8-pm

Sept. 2 - Blythewood Labor Day Run
                       LongCreek Plantation
        Register to run at:

Sept. 6,7  - The Big Grab
                    43 Mile Yard Sale
Sept. 14 -   Living Proof Live 
                       Simulcast with
                       Beth Moore
                          Sponsored by:
            Sandy Level Baptist Church
               408 Blythewood Road
                           9:30am - 4:15pm
Sept. 15 - Jazz in the Meadows
        Free Concert at Doko Meadows
     The Blythewood Jazz Orchestra                                Sponsored by:
                        Bravo Blythewood
                    More info on the way!


Hope your weekend is so bright you'll need to wear 'shades'! 

See Your Way Clear

The weekend's here and the date you've been waiting for has arrivied!  Come out this Sunday to enjoy this year's Night for Sight and Hearing Gospel Concert The
Blythewood Lions Club
is proud to present this wonderful afternoon of gospel music as a way to raise money for their many projects in and around Blythewood. 
Many  folks in our community have been helped to a better quality of life through better sight because of our local Lions.    This year,
Blythewood's own, Joe Pinner, will serve as the  emcee for this fun, musical afternoon.  The Lions are gathering some great items for the  silent auction, too, so be sure to bring some extra cash so you can take home something fun! 
What a terrific opportunity for everyone to come out  and make a difference for someone who may need a pair of glasses or even eye surgery. 
This year the
Night for Sight and Hearing
will be held at
The Manor at Doko Meadows
in Blythewood
August 25th
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Tickets are only $6 and can be purchased from Rhett Hair @ 803.261.4758 or
Tickets will be available at the door on the day of the event and
may also be purchased beforehand at
The B.A.G. Shop
Barefoot 'n Reckless

It's no way to run a race but it's a GREAT way to enjoy some fantastic music at  the 4th Annual Blythewood Labor Day Run PACKET PICK UP and FREE CONCERT.  Whether you're a race participant or not, you'll want to come on out  to Doko Meadows and enjoy this newly formed American, Bluegrass, Country and Rock four piece band.  You'll recognize one of Blythewood's native sons, Jim Graddick, as the fast fingered fiddler in the group.  There will be some yummy food and drink for sale so all you'll need is your lawn chair to be able to sit back and relax and enjoy this Labor Day Eve event.   It will surely put you in the mood to run your best race come Monday morning.   The BLDR race course starts at Blythewood Middle School and runs through Longcreek Plantation on Monday, September 2, Labor Day.  You've still got plenty of time to register and join over 400 participants  that will pound the pavement in search of some great prizes and flashy 'hardware'. 
Make plans now!

"Barefoot and Reckless"
Doko Meadows
Sunday, September 1
5:00pm - 8:00pm

along with the

Blythewood Labor Day Race
Doko Meadows
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Lawn Chairs Welcome!

Register to run at:

You'll get your shopping and selling "fix " along the
43 mile route of
The Big Grab.  It's the longest yard sale in these parts and everyone is welcomed to set up along the route. The Big Grab will be held September 6th and 7th from dawn to dusk.

Check things out on The Big Grab Facebook page