Thursday, March 5, 2015

This Weekend in Blythewood March 5th-7th

The University of South Carolina equestrian team returns to action on Friday for its final home meet of the season. 

This Weekend in Blythewood
March 5th, 6th & 7th

Congratuations to the Honorees at the 2015 Blythewood Township Black History Month Celebration!

Posthumous Honorees include:
Mrs. Elizabeth Griffin Hagler
Mrs. Annie E. Hanberry
& Mrs. Alice & Mr. Elijah Kelly, Sr.

Honorees include:
Mayor Keith Bailey, Former Mayor
David Brice, Retired LTC
Mr. Larry Griffin
Mrs. Viola Sanders
Dr. Ruby Waters-Watts

The Youth Honoree is Ms. Iga Charles

Thank you for your leadership and service to the Community.

Friday, March 6 is National Employees Appreciation Day 

Sunday, March 8 is Day Light Savings Day

And...get ready for the JROTC Amazing 5K Run  @ Blythewood to break the Guinness Book World Record! The run is not until April 25 but registration is up at

The Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce monthly breakfast meeting will be on Tuesday,  March 10 at Cobblestone Park Golf Clubhouse, 1298 University Parkway.  The doors open at 7 and the meeting and  breakfast starts at 7:30. Bernie Mazyck, president and CEO of S.C. Association for Community Economic Development (SCACED) will be the guest speaker.  Register in advance at and click on the Eventbrite link.

And...Don't forget about the Chamber's Scholarships being offered to high school seniors living or attending school in the 29016 zip code area, or whose parents are active in the Chamber.  Go to their website for details.  Applications must be postmarked by April 14, 2015.

2ND Annual Beginnings Fore Kids Golf Classic
Cobblestone Park, Blythewood,
Friday, March 20, 2015.  Grab your clubs and  your best golfing friends and come out  for a great day of golf for a good cause. The tournament starts at 10:30 with registration, practice on the driving range and putting greens and a box lunch.  An Awards Ceremony and a celebration meal will follow at the end of the day. All proceeds benefit programs supporting parents of deaf and hard of hearing children and their families.  For more information go to Registration ends March 16. Forms available at Town Hall in Blythewood or contact Cara Senterfeit at 803-463-8526 or email

Westwood High School is still in need of a few families to host the French exchange students and teachers April 6-16. The students will be in the homes for 7 days, but gone on the week-ends.  Call Dr. Cheryl Guy at 691-4049 ext. 36116 for more information.  

The University of South Carolina equestrian team returns to action on Friday for its final home meet of the season. The Gamecocks (8-3, 4-2 SEC) will host Baylor at 1 p.m. on Friday at One Wood Farm (located at 1201 Syrup Mill Road) in Blythewood. Admission is free to Friday's meet. South Carolina has won eight of it's last nine competitions, and this week the Gamecocks moved up one spot to No. 1 in the country. Baylor had been ranked No. 1 since the fall semester, but after dropping a pair of road meets over the weekend, the Bears (11-2, 4-2 Big 12) dropped two spots to No. 3.

Would you like to learn about beekeeping?  The Blythewood Garden Club will host their annual community event Thursday, March 19, at 7 PM, at Blythewood High School in the Media Center.   Holly Burritt, owner of Bee Healthy Gardens in Chapin (, will teach attendees about the benefits of bees for the garden, and she will discuss beekeeping techniques.  Scott Derrick, of Blythewood Bee Company, will also talk about beekeeping.  Tom Willingham, teacher at Blythewood High School in Ag Science, will give his annual update on what's happening with his students.  The event is free and open to the public, and there are gardening-related door prizes!  

Blythewood Library invites ages 9-12 to the Blythewood Bookworms program March 7th, 3:00-4:00.

March 11 from 10:30 -11:00 there is a Hands on Art for ages 2-5 with stories and simple art projest for the very young.

Looking for a special gift?
Blythewood Arts Center/ Visitors Center is Blythewood's best kept secret!  They are opened from 11 to 5:00 Tuesdays - Fridays and 10 to 2:00 on Saturdays.

Do you Know...  what famous entertainment group performed in Blythewood, at what was then the University Club in the late 1980's?  This incredible group belted out the best music which I'm sure could be heard all over town.  They performed in an elegant tent with fabulous food, drinks and a large crowd that danced the night away!  If you know the answer, email to receive a treat from Town Hall.

Now zoon ahead to Saturday, February 28, 2015....  The Blythewood Community Choir equally belted out the most moving, beautiful music I have ever heard  in celebration of Blythewood Township Black History Month Celebration.  Plus the Bethel Baptist Church Praise and Worship Dance Team was a real treat. The event was wonderful. As I sat there, I so wished the entire community could have heard the beautiful music and felt the connected  fellowship in the room.  I will remind you next year to put this date on your calendar!