Thursday, April 24, 2014

This Weekend in Blythewood April 24th-26th

Have a Great Weekend and don't forget about these great upcoming events...
This Weekend in Blythewood
April 24th. 25th and 26th

Did you know: The answer to last week's newsletter was Zion United Methodist Church.  It was built in the late 1700's or early 1800's making it one of the oldest churches in the area.  Dr. B. Rhett Turnipseed was one of Zion's most memorable ministers, growing up in Cedar Creek and from the first graduating class at Clemson University in 1896. He later became the President of Lander College.  

Do you Know:  What 2 things were originally on the Trinity Methodist Church land? Hint... One is now behind the library and enjoyed by many Blythewood friends!

Be the first to answer by coming by Town Hall or emailing your answer to to get a treat!

     Have a great    Weekend!

  Mark Your Calendar    
 Last call for Onions!  Place your orders now for the Lion's Club Vidalia Onion sale!  $11 for a 10 pound bag.  All proceeds help the community with eye exams, glasses, hearing aids and eye surgeries.  Call 803-261-4758 or 803-718-0701 to order.

Check out the Grand Opening of a Fitness Class, starting April 24 at  Blythewood Recreation Center on 126 Boney Road . Win your weight in cash in a fitness challenge every Thursday 6:30 -7:30.  Call 803-875-0669 for more information 

April 25   Westwood High School  will host its  2nd Annual  Renaissance Faire for the community from 1 until 5 with horse rides, face painting, castle fun house, jousting games,  bagpipes, music, dance and original plays to name a few events. Admission is free with 1 or 2 tickets required for the  games and activities.  For more information call 691-4049 ext. 36703. 

For those challenged by the computer, be brave!  Richland Two is offering 2 classes:  Introduction to the Computer beginning April 28th for 4 weeks ( Meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00-3 :00) and I-Pad and I-Phone Devices starting April 29 through May 8th.(Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00-3:00)  The cost is $60; Seniors 60 and over are $30.  The classes meet at the Rogers Center.  Call 736-8787 for more information.

LET’S HELP OUR NEIGHBORS! Join us “Under the Carolina Moon” for a fundraising dinner on Friday, May 2, from 7 to 10 PM at The Manor at Doko Meadows. Enjoy some Carolina cuisine, music and dancing, and a silent auction. The night promises to be the talk of the town! Grab a neighbor, a date, or some friends and come shag (or learn to shag) and dance the night away for a good cause. This event supports the efforts of the Christian Assistance Bridge, a service agency providing emergency assistance for necessities (such as utilities, rent, food, medication, transportation, and traveler’s aid) to residents in Blythewood and the surrounding area. Tickets are $30 each and may be purchased by contacting Stephanie Cross at 803-622-3310 or filling out the ticket request form at

May 3   Blythewood Food Co-op will host a free community BBQ  starting at 12:00. Bring one canned food item or $1 for the  many games and activities, including a bounce house, mini horse rides, face painting, and music.  The Food Co-op want to build up its food bank to serve a larger area.  Members of the community are all invited and asked to bring a covered dish, bags of chips and bottled water or sodas.The event is at Signature Ranch.  For more information visit the website at or call 508-1037.

Golf Tournament  Cobblestone Park Golf Course will host the Annual Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce Glow in the Dark Golf Tournament, Friday, May 9 at 7:30.  Cost is $100 per 2 person team and $60 for singles.  To register a team or to purchase a sponsorship with many perks  visit

Civil War Book Event   Friday, May 2nd, the Blythewood Historical Society will relaunch its series of historical books with a discussion of Mary Boykin Chestnut's book " A Diary from Dixie".  The book is a first-person account of the Civil War from the perspective of a woman. Books are available from the Historical Society in the Langford-Nord House on McNulty Road.

Don't forget we have the beautiful  Manor at Doko Meadows to book for all your upcoming events!  Give us a call for information at 754-0501!