Thursday, September 24, 2015

This Weekend in Blythewood, September 24th-26th

Westwood High School Marching Band Invitational features  Richland 2's high school's bands on Saturday, September 26 at 7:00. 
      This Weekend in          Blythewood    
September 24th, 25th & 26th

A big Blythewood thank you
to Martin Mobley,
who put in so many hours
keeping us informed
with the Country Chronicle Newspaper. Enjoy every minute of your retirement and we all hope to see you around town. 

Westwood High School
Marching Band Invitational
features  Richland 2's high school's bands on
Saturday, September 26 at 7:00.

Admission is $5 per person, cash only.  Please enter WHS from the Turkey Farm Road entrance as the Community Road area is reserved for the bands.

National Take Back Drugs Day...

Blythewood Pharmacy,
at 710 University Village Drive
will dispose of your unused or expired RX from 10 to 2 this Saturday, September 26.
The Richland County Sheriffs Department will  be there to accept the unused or expired medications with no questions asked. For more information contact Janet Thames at 786-8110. Clean out those medicine cabinets!

If you haven't already, there is still time to register for the
Pasture Field Day in Blythewood
on Tuesday, September 29th, 9am-2pm.  The event is free and pesticide license holders can receive one hour of continuing education.  Special features include a soil health demonstration with SC DNR's brand new rainfall simulator, temporary fencing demonstration, pasture weed management talk, and more. Contact Charlie Fisher at 803-576-2080 or for more information or to sign up.


Landowners in the Blythewood, Elgin, and Lugoff area: you may be eligible to receive financial assistance for conservation practices on farm- and pasture-land through the
Twenty-five Mile Creek Watershed Water Quality Improvement Project. 
Visit for details or contact Mike Newman at (803) 602-2585. 

Blythewood Library

Scrabble Showdown,
for all ages
Thursday, September 24- Friday September 25
3:00 to 5:00 pm

Come to the library after school and sign up for a game with a partner.  There are prizes for the highest score at the end of the week.

Just "Plane" Fun,
Tuesday, September 29
at 3:30 for ages 3 to 12.
Let your imagination soar as you hear stories about flying and
airplanes, then make a "clothespin plane".  

Blythewood Bookworms
 Saturday, October 3
from 3:00 to 4:00.
 Our Book Club is open to kids ages 9 to 12 who love to hear about exciting books 

Please sign up online at or call 691-9806

Calling all Community Preschoolers ...

Thursday, October 1 
10:00 to 11:00 am
 Camp Discovery 
GNAT Program for ages 3 to 6 has a program "Who's in the Shadows" with stories, nature walks and art projects for the kids.  Register online at or call 803-754-2008.

The Blythewood
Historic Society
Invites the Community...

Sunday, October 4,
at 5:30 pm
to its 5th Anniversary celebration. There wil be a dedication of the newly renovated Miss Clara's Sandwich Shop and an old fashion ice cream social.  At dusk there willl be a dedication of the Society's new flag pole, phase one of a Veterans Memorial at the Langford-Nord House.  

Coming soon....

The 2nd Annual
"Nothing but Net"
Charity Basketball Game

Richland One VS Richland Two
battle the hardwood to raise money for Palmetto Health Breast              Cancer Center.
Thursday, October 8 at 6 pm 
The game will be played at Keenan High School located at 361 Pisgah Church Road, Columbia.  We may
see a few BW members
cheerleading for this worthwhile event!

Town of Blythewood

Town Council Meeting
Monday, September 28
7:00 at Doko Manor

Planning Commission
Monday, October 5
7:00 at Doko Manor

Tuesday, October 13
The Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce Breakfast
 7:00 am at Doko Manor
Joanna Weitzel from Blythewood's  Camp Discovery will be there to speak.

The Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce,
in partnership with Blythewood High School
is hostingthe 2015 Blythewood Town Election Debate, 
Tuesday, October 20
from 7:00 to 9:00 at Doko Manor.

The USCEquestrian Team  
will be back in Blythewood,
Friday, October 2
to meet against TCU in their home opener.  Then on October 9th, the Gamecocks open SEC play, hosting Auburn.
The meets are held at
One Wood Farm,
1201 Syrup Mill Road  in Blythewood at 2:00 pm.
Admission is free. 

"Adventures in Learning"
classes will be offered to the community from
October 1- November 5
9 am until  12:00.  
Classes include drawing & sketching, beginning Bridge, begginners Dulcimer, local area history class, as well as Senior Get Fit exercise. Total cost for one, two or three hour long classes is $25, with lunch for $7 provided by Scotties Cafe.
All classes will meet in Trinity United Methodist Church Youth Building or the gym. 
 For more information call Lillian Chavous at 699-7561 or email

Don't forget about the open invitation to community members to join the 
Men's F3 Group
each Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 5:15 until 6 :00 am
and Saturdays from 6:30 to 7:30 am at Blythewood Park,
126 Boney Road ...

and the FiA,
Females in Action
who meet every Monday and Wednesday at 5:15 am at Doko Meadows  and on Sundays at 3:00 at New Kirk Presbyterian Church.  

Check out the
website for Doko Manor

for all the information you need for:
Birthday Celebrations
Weekday Business Meetings
Family Reunions.

There are many pictures on the website to show the true beauty of this undiscovered jewel in the heart of Blythewood!

And don't forget
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

  Fall is here and the Blythewood Farmers Market continues until October.  Thanks for supporting the local farmers and merchants. And thanks for a fun Safety Day last week!

 Put this on your fall calendar!