Thursday, April 16, 2015

This Weekend in Blythewood April 16th-18th

Friday, April 17, Westwood High school will host its third annual Renaissance Faire. Elementary students will attend in the morning and then Westwood  High School students will enjoy the events in the afternoon.  Contact Dr. Anne Richardson for more information.  691-4049 ext. 36703

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

Have a great week-end!  


Friday, April 17, Westwood High school will host its third annual Renaissance Faire. Elementary students will attend in the morning and then Westwood  High School students will enjoy the events in the afternoon.  Contact Dr. Anne Richardson for more information.  691-4049 ext. 36703

Learn from those who have been there!

Wednesday, April 22 from  8:00-1:00 join the Town of Blythewood,  the Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce and SCORE at the Midlands Small Business Forum event at the Manor at Doko Meadows.
Learn strategies and techniques from persons who have successfully started and managed a small business.
The registration fee of $25 includes all presentations, materials, continental breakfast, lunch and networking opportunities.  Register online at  For more information contact Councilman Bob Mangone at or Kitty Kelly at

Save the dates: 

Thursday, April 23 from 5:30 to 7:00   our new Blythewood Awards and Engraving will host "Blythewood After Five" at 420-B McNulty Ave.  Food, drinks, fun and networking opportunities are free to Chamber members and their guests and $10 for non-members.

Wednesday, April 29 is the Chamber's Lunch-n-Learn event from 11:30 to 1:00.  The guest speaker will be John "Swampfox" Warner who is a regular guest on the Business Review heard each Monday on the radio with Mike Switzer. 

Register for all events on the Chamber's website, or call Kitty Kelly at 803-712-3806


Saturday, April 18, 3:00 to 4:00 the Blythewood Bookworms will meet. For ages 9-12.

Tuesday, April 21, 3:30 to 4:30 the Shape Shifters will meet. For ages 6-12.

To sign up or for more information call 691-9806 or go to

We need your input...

 The Central Midlands Council of Governments is gathering information to assess transit needs in our area.  Please help out by completing a survey by April 30 to share your thoughts and needs.  You can call:
or the spanish version..

The project schedule will wrap up by June 2015 with a plan that identifies the "good, better, and best transit options for our study area". 

The Bravo Blythewood Butterfly Project
April 21

Calling all Artists...You are invited to submit  "butterfly" artwork using any medium (sculture, paintings, photography, etc.) to the Art Center by April 17. Limit 5 entries per person.  Judging and the announcement of the winner will be April 21 at a reception at the Art Center. 

                                                          Thursday, April 23 from 8:30-12:00  Westwood High School will host its third annual Career and College Fair. Community members are invited to share their careers and speak about  different educational opportunities and training needed for todays' job  market. If you are interested in being a speaker, contact Megan Hefner at 691-4049 ext. 36316 or email    

Don't Forget...

  •  The JROTC Amazing 5K Run is April 25. Register at www.JROTC Amazing
  • Blythewood Farmers Market will be up and running in May.  Contact Michaela Barno at 843-697-1733 for more information.
  • Relay for Life Teams are forming.  Go to to sign up for a team.

Calling all businesses....
Doko Manor is a great place for business workshops, luncheons and dinners on the weekdays.  Or call to schedule a wedding, anniversary party, family reunion or that "big" birthday celebration.  For more information call Town Hall at 754-0501.

Do You Know....

     We are all so glad to see the DOT working on the pot holes on our roads. Need I say more.
     We have a Blythewoodian who worked on the first paved road between Columbia and Blythewood. His name was Mr. Jim Brown. He was  born in 1885, one of nine sons and six daughters of Alex and Julia Brown.  
He helped pave Hwy. 21, one of the earliest paved roads in the area.  Why was it named Hwy. 21?

 If you know the answer, email and receive a treat from Town Hall.   


     I love working at Town Hall.  Every day I learn something!  I had a call from  Gwen asking for the population of Blythewood.  So off to Google I went. Their last recording was 2,298 in 2013. The answer for 2015 is 2,636 according to the Council of Governments which projects populations using data from many sources.
      What I really  learned is that there is a great  website, that has every thing you would ever want to know about Blythewood.  If you have time, try it out and see how the dinner conversation changes with your  newly found facts. MK