Thursday, May 1, 2014

This Weekend in Blythewood May 2nd-4th

Get Ready for Mother's Day!
This Weekend in Blythewood
May 2nd, 3rd & 4th

           Get Ready for Mother's Day!

Don't forget the many activities at the Blythewood Library!
     Fridays...May 2nd-May 30th Storytime 10:30 until 11:00
     Saturday, May 3rd  Blythewood Bookworms for ages 9-12
     Thursday, May 8th   Flowers for Mom for ages 6-8.  Kids listen to stories and make a gift for their Mom for Mother's day!

Did 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!  The answer is definitely a ball field, but also a cotton gin!  Jim McLean was the first to write in the correct answer and get a treat from the Town Hall.  Thanks, Jim!

Mothers are known for their incredible wisdom in all areas of life!  My Mother was notorious for teaching us lessons through her words of wisdon such as,  "Charity starts at home."...  " Go take a long walk off a short pier!"  and many more.  I would love to hear your favorite expressions/phrases from your mother's bag of  tricks.  Please email a few to me if you would like and I will compose a Blythewood list of Mothers' greatest  lessons.  Email them to  Thanks!  MK

  Mark Your Calendar    

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.

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 for $20 ( $10 of this going for a donation to the Historical Society)  from the Historical Society in the Langford-Nord House on McNulty Road.  Refreshments will be served at 6:30 with the presentation  and discussion lead by Kem Smith  starting at 7:00. For more information contact Frankie McLean at 261-1859 or

Blythewood High School Percussion and World Music Program  will hold a concert Friday, May 2nd in the school auditorium. The 2014 "Press Play: Percussion and World Music Concert" will feature  3 guest artists.  Tickets are $3 in advance from performing members or $5 at the door.  Email for more information.

Get out your dancing shoes! Westwood High School is hosting a prom for Senior Citizens Thursday, May 8th from 5:30 to 7:00.  "Golden Days Dinner and Dancing " is a free event which includes dinner, dancing and door prizes.  Call 691-4049 Ext 36662 or email Janet Frick at for reservations.  

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

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!