Thursday, June 26, 2014

This Weekend in Blythewood June 27th-29th

The Blythewood Farmers Market is back! This weekly family-friendly event kicks off on Wednesday, June 18 at Doko Meadows and runs for just six weeks. 
This Weekend in Blythewood
June 26th, 27th and 28th





The Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce is looking for a Part-time Executive Director. For more information there is an excerpt posted on with a link to more details at        
If interested please send your resume or questions to Kitty Kelly or email

Now you Know...The answer to last week's question: In 1917 Portia McKnight Lebchenco opened a medical practice in Blythewood, mainly doing obstetricts.  She visited her patients on horseback!  

Did you Know...
Blythewood had a stage coach stop on property owned by a favorite Blythewood resident.  He was known for driving his tractor to town everyday and had to retred his tractor wheels because he drove so much on paved roads.  If you were a favorite of this "lovable character" he would share his bounty from his garden and the benefit of his wisdom with you!  Who is this man, or what raod was named after him?

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

Congratulations to Wendy Broderick, the new chair of the Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce!

Mark Your Calendar

FARMERS MARKET RETURNS JUNE 18 -The Blythewood Farmers Market is back! This weekly family-friendly event kicks off on Wednesday, June 18 at Doko Meadows and runs for just six weeks.  Come support our local vendors from 4 to 7 PM while enjoying fun children’s activities and live music. Items for sale will include fresh-picked produce, grass-fed beef, and artisan crafts. Your purchases will directly impact local businesses and farms.  Need more information, have questions or want to participate? Please visit our Facebook page at We hope you will come make a difference in the Town of Blythewood, pick up some healthy items for your home, and enjoy some summer fun. See you at the Market!

Blythewood Library has a great summer of activities for all ages!

Fridays through June 27, 10:30 to 11 Family Storytime with fun books and songs!

Blythewood Youth Football Champions Camp, Saturday, June 28 at Muller Road school from 8:30-1 p.m.for ages 5 to 13. This is a half-day non-contact football camp to learn the basics of football speed and agility with coaching in individual football positions.  There will be a flag football tournament at the endd with lunch    and a talk by  Bengal Coach Dan Morgan.  For more information or to register go to

Blythewood Arts Center has a Basket Weaving class on Saturday, June 28 from 9:30 to 4:30.  The cost is $55. For more information call the Arts Center at 550-9323.

Also. June 30-July 3, two camps are being held. One for high school students 9th-12th  grade, and one for ages 7-11 from 12:30 to 3:30.  The cost of each camp is $150 and will be taught by Lake Carolina Art Teachers.  For more information call the Arts Center at 550-9323.

The Town of Blythewood will host "A Rockin' Red, White & Blue Celebration Saturday, July 5th at Doko Meadows, 171 Langford Rd.  Music from the D.B.Bryant Band will start at 6 pm, with food vendors and the Blythewood Arts Center's display of art work and face painting. Fireworks will start at 9 pm!  Bring your lawn chairs (no coolers please) and your family for a fun filled night!  Admission is free!

Blythewood High School  Soccer Camp  Coach Peter Wittig and his coaches will host a camp for beginning to advanced boys and girls, ages 6 to 14, July 14-17, 5:30 to 8:00. The campers will be grouped by age and/or ability levels  as they improve their skills through drills, games, competitions and small-sided games. The cost is $65. To register or for information email

A Soccer Camp for boys and girls, ages 5-14 will be held at Blythewood High School soccer field , July 14-17, 9 to 12. Cost of the camp is $60 which includes a T-shirt and snack each day. Players of all levels will work on technical skills, play small-sided games and have fun.  Contact Coach Kathy Knight at

A Baseball Camp on "Fundamentals and Sportsmanship" will be held at Westwood High School, July 14-16, 8:30-12. Contact Coach Jonathan Burroughs at 803-727-6894 or email for more information.

Westwood High School Basketball Camp, July 21-24, for rising 1st through 12th graders, 9:00 a.m.-5 p.m. each day.  Girls and boys will learn basketball skills,     participate in contests,  games, awards and will receive a T-shirt. The cost is $75. For more information contact Coach Terry Dozier at 803-361-7743 or email

     Don't forget our beautiful Doko Manor to book your family reunions, weddings, birthday and graduation parties, baby showers and business meetings!  Give us a call at 754-0501 for information or look on-line at the Town of Blythewood website under Doko Manor.

   Also...Think about honoring a special person in your family by adopting a tree to be put in Doko Meadows. A beautiful memorial plaque would be placed on the tree. Email Kristi Coggins at for more information.