Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Weekend in Blythewood September 18th-20th

Blythefest, Hosted by Trinity United Methodist Church,  this Friday and Saturday !!

This Weekend in Blythewood
September 18th, 19th & 20th


  To all our football teams and Cross country Track Winners!  

Did you Know... As I watched the news the other night I reflected on how fortunate we are to live in Blythewood, USA.  But, as I have been reading the Blythewood timeline that was not always the case in our quaint little town of Blythewood. Just imagine... 1861 the Civil War begins in Charleston.  1865 thousands of people flee Columbia as Sherman advances on Columbia.  General Wade Hampton is in "Doko" as was General Blair from the Northern Army.  Blair burned Dr. S.W. Bookhart's plantation and ransacked James Bookart's house south of Langford Rd. The Army destroyed the railroad area and ransacked the Hoffman House    ( Town Hall). The faculty of the Female Institute put out fires of homes by Sandy Level.  What a different world and time.  To read more, go to and click on research library/ timeline. 


  Mark Your Calendar
Coming soon to your Favorite town!

Blythefest, Hosted by Trinity United Methodist Church,  Friday, September 19th, 5pm to 9pm and Saturday, September 20th,  9 am to 3 pm. Family Fun Run ( 1 mile) starts at 9 am Saturday. Bounce House, games, live entertainment, storytellers, train rides on Friday and face painting on Saturday.  For more information go to

Westwood High School is hopping with activities. The Westwood High Band Booster's  are hosting a Marching Band Invitational on Saturday, September 20 at 6:45. Admission will be $5 . For more information visit and click the "Booster" link.

A "Reverse Raffle" will be held by the Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Chamber's Blythewood After 5, Thursday, September 18 at 6 pm at CW's Grill, located at the corner of Hard Scrabble and Clemson Roads. Proceeds will benefit the  scholarship program.  With a $100 tax-deductible donation to the scholarship fund, you will receive an entry into the Reverse Raffle.  Call Omar Shalabi at 917-6234 for more information to enter the drawing.   

Don't forget the Blythewood  Library Storytime every Friday at 10:30.  Fun for all ages.

Saturday, September 20,  2:30 - 4:30 A Dahlicious Birthday Party for ages 6-12.  Dress up as a character to celebrate the birthday of Roald Dahl, author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and many other favorites. There will be games and lots of fun as the kids learn how to make" lickable wallpaper"!  Call 691-9806 or sign up at

RECYCLING EVENT ON SEPTEMBER 20 – Richland County Solid Waste & Recycling Department is sponsoring an electronic recycling event on Saturday, September 20, from 7:00 to 10:30 AM at Brookland Baptist Church-Northeast Campus (1203 Summit Parkway). There will be paper shredding, and acceptable items include computer equipment, household electronics and appliances, and tires. For more details, call 576-2446 or see the flyer (  

Jazz on the Lawn, Sunday, September 21 from 3-6 pm at 1509 Lorick Road.  Come hear the Blythewood Jazz Orchestra along with the Upscale Music Group. Big Mo Dixon, Glen Aiken, GMG Music Center and the Jazz Sextet. Bring your lawn chairs to  enjoy the music and refreshments.  Sponsored by the Blythewood Jazz Orchestra and Friends. 

Sunday, September 21 is National  "Let's Move Day"! Hosted by the New Covenant Tabernacle, join in a walk/run, free health screening, relay races, jump rope and potato sack races from 10am to 2pm at the Doko Manor Park.  Contact Adeline Bryan at for more information.

Blythewood Middle School is looking for Career Day speakers for Thursday, September 25, from 7:45 to 10:30am.  The school needs 40 to 50 speakers for the morning to speak to 4 or 5 sessions of students on their career.  If interested call Lara Schmitz at 691-6850 Ext. 85408 or email her at by September 19.

Adventures in Learing starts Thursday September 26-October 30. These 6 week classes will be held in the Youth Building at Trinity United Methodist Church. Classes include: Exercise Class in CLC, Dulcimer Class. Sewing, Knitting, Crocheting or Embroidery, Gardening Class, iPads and iPhone Card Class. Tuition is $25 per class submitted with your registration form. For more information contact Kathy Griffin at 786-1637 Ext. 18

The Blythewood  Farmers' Market is starting up again, each Wednesday from  September 24th - October 29th, 4:00 to 7:00.  Come to Doko Meadows and purchase the  fresh, local vegetables, honey and grits, grass-fed beef, homemade baked goods, free-range eggs, and handmade soaps . There are also lotions, artisan crafts, food and entertainment for the whole family.  

  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.