Thursday, August 6, 2015

This Weekend in Blythewood, August 6th-8th

The Blythewood Historical Society will host a "Sewing Bee" on Thursday, August 13, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Langford- Nord House, 100 McNulty Street, Blythewood.

    This Weekend in          Blythewood    
August 6th, 7th & 8th

Teachers, enjoy your last full week of summer vacation!  

A BIG Blythewood Thank You to all the people who came to the Rodeo.  What great crowds and 2  fun filled nights.  We also want to thank the many sponsors and all the people who worked hard to bring the Rodeo to Blythewood.

The Blythewood Historical Society
will host a "Sewing Bee" on Thursday, August 13, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Langford- Nord House, 100 McNulty Street, Blythewood.
 The "Sew Powerful Purse Project" will be lead by Kem Smith  to create cross-body cloth purses that will be shipped to young women in Zambia.  These purses will brighten the futures of these women in many ways, encouraging them to stay in school and to continue their fight against poverty.  The participants are asked to bring a portable sewing machine, tan and gray thread, and a $20 donation to the Historial Society.  To register, call 786-5200. Please join in this wonerful opportunity to sew for charity and help other women.

Computer Camp for Kids...
 for ages 9-12 will be offered August 3-7 and August 10-14, from 9 to 12 and 1 until 4 each day at the Langford-Nord House on 100 McNulty Road.  The class, Computing Through Animation will be taught by USC professor, Gabriel Terejanu. The classes offer an introduction to computational thinking, engaging animation projects, activities focused on creativity and exploration and basic concepts in computer science. To register online, visit or email or call 803-470-4144.

Blythewood Library

Friday, August 7th,
10:30 to 11:00
Family Storytime for all ages.

Saturday, August 8th,
10:30 to 11:30
Blythewood Teen Book Club
for ages 13 to 18.  Share your favorite books and see what
others are reading.

Friday, August 14th,
3:00 to 4:00
Happy Campers
for ages 3-5 and 6-8. Listen to stories around a pretend campfire and make a special camping craft.  Fun for the whole family

Coming Soon....

Blythwood Butterfly Festival: A Special Arts-Based Festival Celebrating the Monarch Butterfly

Saturday, September 5, 9:00 to 6:00 at Doko Meadows Park.... More to come!

Did you Know?...There is a new book at Town Hall on the Municipal Association of South Carolina 1930- 2015.  It is most interesting and states many statistics of our state.  

We all know South Carolina was one of the original 13 colonies and was the 8th state admitted to the United States on May 23, 1788.  South Carolina's population in 1788 was about 239,000.  The population is now estimated at 4.8 million.  

Charleston was our first incorporated city in 1783.  We now have 270 incorporated cities in our state with 122 of them with a population of less than 1,000.( Almost half)   51 cities in S.C. have a population of 1,000 to 2,499. In the 2013 census, Blythewood was in this range with 2,300 people.  We have new residents coming into Town Hall weekly so we could be in the next group by now. 

Town of Blythewood

Board of Architectural Review
Monday, August 17
 at 7:00 at Doko Manor

Town Council will hold a public hearing regarding Zoning Map amendments,
Thursday, August 20
at 7:00 at Doko Manor

Town of Blythewood Election
Candidate Filings...

August 5- September 2, 2015

Citizens desiring to be a candidate for 2 Councilmembers positions, terms ending in 2019,...

1 councilmember's position to fill the unexpired term of Bob Massa which ends November 2017 ...

and the Mayor's position, term ending in 2019.

Contact the Municipal Clerk, Melissa Cowan to pay the required fee and file a Statement of Intention of Candidacy by the above date.

The general election will be held November 3, 2015 at Blythewood Park on 126 Boney Road. 
For more information call the Town Clerk at 754-0501.

Put this on your Calendar Small Business Owners....

 – The Town of Blythewood will  host its second Midlands Small Business Forum of the Year on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. The forum will run from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM at The Manor at Doko Meadows next to Town Hall.
The forum is intended for current and future small business owners, employees of small businesses, and others wishing to improve their knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully own, direct, and manage small businesses.  Topics for the October forum include marketing, finances, and taxes.

Registration is $25 per person and includes all presentations, materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and networking opportunities. For more information, please contact Blythewood Councilman Bob Mangone at 803-467-1964 or

 Doko Manor...a great Venue for:

Birthday Celebrations
Weekday Business Meetings
Family Reunions

Doko Meadows...

The soccer, football and Lacrosse fields, plus the amphitheatre and the multi-purpose field can be rented for a small per hour fee. Call  Pat Connolly at Town Hall for pricing.
No grills can be used at Doko Meadows and there are no picnic tables as yet.

Could be a great gift for the Town of Blythewood! 

 Give us a call at Town Hall,  
754-0501  ( M-F, 8 to 5) for information and prices or visit  

Blythewood Farmers Market
4:00 to 7:00 every Wednesday at Doko Meadows.  Fresh vegetables and more.  Come join in the fun!

The Big Grab
September 11 &12
Call the Blythewood Visitors Center for more information.