Thursday, October 16, 2014

This Weekend in Blythewood October 16th-18th

This Weekend in Blythewood
October 16th, 17th & 18th

 To the Westwood High School Homecoming Court and the win from the Redhawks football team: to the National Merit Semifinalist; Richland 2 grant winners; Our 3 Blythewood Elite winners; and the Lady Bengals' Volleyball Team!

Did You Know...There is a great story of a "local boy makes good" in the Garden Club's Blythewood Scrapbook. It tells of a hard working, family man who was in the construction business, paving business, and later bought property which made him very successful. He was awarded the contract to pave the Lincoln Tunnel, the Holland Tunnel and the George Washington Bridge while in New Jersey. He later moved back to Blythewood and continued in the construction business as well as purchasing property.  If you know the man I am speaking of, please send me an email.  The first person to know the answer will receive a little treat from Town Hall. Thanks for reading the newsletter!
 Mark Your Calendar
Looking for Fall Plants?  The Agricultural Science Program at Blythewood High School will hold its annual Fall Plant Sale Saturday, October 19,  from 8 am until 12:00.  The greenhouse behind the school will be  full of pansies, snapdragons and ornamental kale as well as other plants to purchase.

New Kirk Presbyterian Church is holding its 4th annual Pizza and Pumpkins event on Sunday, October 26, at 4:00-7:00 pm. Enjoy pizza, treats, pumpkin carving, and fellowship. Children are encouraged to wear costumes. You can carve a pumpkin for your house or front porch. Please e-mail to pre-register, so we can ensure a pumpkin is available for your family. We will end the evening with pizza. Even if you don’t pre-register for a pumpkin, we hope you will join us for the other activities. See you there!

October 26, 2014 is the date for the 3rd annual Westwood Harvest Festival that will be held on campus from 4pm – 6pm.  The community is invited to bring the children to trick-or-treat from the trunks of cars that have been decorated in animated movie themes by our students and faculty.  There is no charge to attend!
We will have games and activities that can be played with tickets.  Two tickets are given to participants for each canned good they bring in.  Tickets can also be purchased for 50 cents.  The money brought in from the sale of tickets will be used to purchase more canned goods that will be  given to The Christian Assistance Bridge located right here in Blythewood to help those in need throughout the year. Come join in the fun!

Westwood High School's Chapter of the National Beta Club will host the first Jeanne C. Schmidt 5K race on Saturday, November 1.  The event will benefit Palmetto Health Foundation's Camp Kemo Program.Please register in advance by October 15 by contacting Jairad Hydrick at or call 609-7375.

The Town of Blythewood is hosting a Market Hay Day, October 29, 6 pm to 8pm  during the final night of the Blythewood Farmers Market. There will be a costume contest for kids ages 4-12, hay rides, pumpkin painting, face painting, games, treats, food and drinks and live music from Reggie Sullivan Band.  Join us at Doko Meadows for fun and  treats and the final Farmers Market.

The Blythewood  Farmers' Market is at Town Hall  each Wednesday until 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.  

Blythewood Library hosts a Family Storytime each Friday 10:30 to 11:00

Also... If you have any ideas for the renovation of Blythewood Library now is your chance.  Share your thoughts with the staff and architects on Thursday, October 23rd at 2pm and 6pm  or email 

Feeling Creative?  Join the Blythewood Artists Guild's group, "Painter's Challenge", that meets for dinner at Lizard's Thicket at 6:30 on the 4th Monday of each month.  Each meeting a challenge is given to the artists.  The following month each artist brings in their art work in whatever media they choose. If interested contact Craig Dukes by email at

What great weather to join  the many walkers we see from Town Hall each day. What a great way to start the day in Blythewood!

  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.