Thursday, May 15, 2014

This Weekend in Blythewood May 15th-17th

Get ready for the Blythewood Beach BashBravo Blythewood is hosting the 6th annual Beach Bash, Saturday, May 17th at Doko Meadows  Amphitheater benefiting the American Cancer Society.
This Weekend in Blythewood
May 15th, 16th and 17th


Did you Know...
Last week's question was about the "Blythewood Institute" which Kem S. knew was a finishing school for girls, owned and operated by the Bookhart family during the Civil War.  Kem will receive a Town of Blythewood treat for being the first to answer the question!  

Do you Know....Our Town was first known as Doko.  It changed to Blythewood in approxiamately 1877.  Why was the name changed and why did it change to Blythewood?

    Email your answer to: and get a little treat for reading the newsletter and being so smart!  

Again, congratulations to all the talented students and teachers in our Town of Blythewood!  French Contest National Winners, National History Day Winners, Graphics Award Winner, Spanish Exam National Winners, and many others!  Plus... PASS testing is over for another school year!  Thanks to all the teachers and students who worked hard in this endeavor!
And Congrats to our Mayor!  USC picks the best!

And... Good luck to all the students who interviewed for the Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce's scholarship! Mr. Mobley was on the mark with his editorial in the Chronicle. A great group of applicants came through Town Hall to interview!

And... As an involved community member check out Richland School District 2's website!  They are asking for ideas, concerns and success stories from the community to help provide the best education for our students.  Now is your chance to share!  May 20th, 6:00 at Bridge Creek Elementary School located at 121 Bombing Range Road in Elgin.

  Mark Your Calendar    

Get ready for the Blythewood Beach Bash! Bravo Blythewood is hosting the 6th annual Beach Bash, Saturday, May 17th at Doko Meadows  Amphitheater benefiting the American Cancer Society.  The fun starts at 5:00 with DJ Gene Lee . The Sensations will fill center stage at 6:00 with shag music and fun for the whole family! Bring lawn chairs and a cooler and join in the fun!  Admission is $20 per car with donations welcomed!  Call Jean Bell at the Blythewood Arts Center at 550-9323 for more information.

Blythewood Library is spreading a little magic on Saturday, May 24th for ages 3-8.  Join in the fun from 3 to 3:45 as kids  create a Sparkle in a Bottle with stories from our wonderful town librarians!
Don't forget Family Storytime for all ages every Friday through May 30th, 10:30  until 11 A.M.

Blythewood's Chamber or Commerce will invite guests to Blythewood After Five 
Thursday, May 29th 5:30 until 7 P.M. Hosted by Randy and Debra Humphries  of Circle H Builders, the event will be held at 110 High Point Drive in Cobblestone Park. Admission is free, but register in advance at  eventbrite page 

Blythewood High School's Head Baseball Coach,  Barry Mizzell  will offer 2  sessions of Baseball Camp this summer for ages 6-14 at Blythewood Baseball Park.  June 9-12 and June 23-26 from 8:30 until noon. The camp will focus on advanced pitching and catching, as well as fundamentals and fun!  For more information contact Barry Mizzell at 333-9882 or 691-4090 Ext. 28919 or email

Westwood High School is calling all girls grades 3-11 for its first Softball Camp, June 17th and 18th.  Players will learn the basic fundamentals and mechanics of softball, as well as love of the game and sportsmanship from the Westwood varsity softballl staff and other coaches from the area.  The camp runs from 9 A.M. until noon and the cost is $30.  For more information contact Coach Lila Grooms at 843-245-4048 or email  

Westwood High School will also be busy with a Redhawk Dance and Drama Camp for Elementary School students June 23rd -26th, 9 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.  The camp costs $125 with a $25 deposit due by June 6th, with the balance due on June 23rd.  For more information call 803-691-4049 Ext. 36703 or email

Blythewood Art Center is offering some great classes!  There is an Oil and Acrylic Class that started May 14 and goes through June 4th  5 :45 to 8:15.  The cost is $135.  May 9th and May 20th  a Social Media Class meets from 5:45-8:15. The cost is $35.00, plus a Basket Weaving Class on Saturday, May 31, 9 to 4:30 with a cost of $55.  Call 803-550-9323 to register.

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!