Thursday, October 8, 2015

This Weekend in Blythewood, October 8th-10th

Please join the Blythewood Historic Society tonight at 6:00 pm to dedicate the newly renovated Miss Clara's Sandwich Shop  (with an old fashion ice cream social afterwards) and the dedication of the new Veterans Memorial Flag Pole. The event is at 100 McNulty Street at the Langford-Nord House. All are welcome!

      This Weekend in Blythewood    
October 8th, 9th & 10th

... to all the First Responders,
Emergency Personnel and the many State Agencies
who continue to work so hard to keep the citizens of Columbia and our State informed and safe. 

Due to the heavy rains last week-end,
the Historic Society's Sunday event was cancelled.

 Please join
the Blythewood Historic Society
tonight at 6:00 pm
to dedicate the newly renovated Miss Clara's Sandwich Shop  (with an old fashion ice cream social afterwards)  and the dedication of the new Veterans Memorial Flag Pole.  The event is at 100 McNulty Street at the Langford-Nord House. All are welcome!

The Blythewood Christian Assistance Bridge located at 126 Blythewood Road is taking donations if you would like to help out the flood victims in the area.  They are opened on Mondays and Thursdays, 9:00 to 1:00 or call 786-1903 for more information. 

The Blythewood Arts Center
is having a
Basket Weaving Class
with Bonnie Geiger 

October 8,
9:00 to 5:00.

 The cost is $50.  Contact Jean Bell at the Art Center for more information.  803-394-2174

The Blythewood Historic Society
is in need of volunteers for the
4th Annual Native American Program
October 12-14
from 8:30 to 12:30.
 Three local elementary schools will participate in this field study. Students will engage in six different hands-on demonstrations and activities that will introduce them to the customs and culture of the Native Americans who once inhabited the Blythewood area.  Contact Frankie McLean at 261-1859 if you are interested in helping with this project. 

Blythewood Library

Family Storytime

10:30 to 11:00am
Friday, October 9 & 16
for all ages

Hands on Art
Wednesday, October 14
10:30 to 11:00 am
for ages 3 to 5
Dress for a mess!

"History Pin" Pinning Party
Saturday, October 17
10:00 to 12:00 for adults
Learn how to digitize and upload old photos and documents to preserve our Blythewood's history.

Please sign up online at or call 691-9806

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!

To Gary Phillips,
the new editor of
The Country Chronicle!
 Just put us on speed dial in your phone.  Glad to have you with us!

Town of Blythewood

Rescheduled Meeting for the Planning Commission
Monday, October 12
6:00 pm at Doko Manor

Town Council Work Session
Wednesday, October 14
9:00 am at Doko Manor

Board of Zoning Appeals
Tuesday, October  20
7:00 pm 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 & Westwood High Schools,
is hosting the
2015 Blythewood
Town Election Debate, 
Tuesday, October 20
from 7:00 to 9:00 at Doko Manor.

Questions can be submitted by October 13 to the moderators via the online form found at

Doko Manor...Our undiscovered jewel in the heart of Blythewood.

For great pictures,
pricing and details for

Social Events and Business Meetings 

or call Town Hall at 754-0501 for information.

Also... Give Pat Connolly a call at Town Hall if you are interested in renting Doko Meadows or purchasing a tree
to commemorate
a special person or occassion.  

   The Blythewood Farmers Market continues until October 21.  Enjoy the last few weeks of the Market.            . 

The Big Red Barn,
located on 8024 Winnsboro Road
( Hwy. 321) in Blythewood,
has donation based Yoga  Classes open to community members to support soldiers suffering from PTSD.

 The classes  are on
Mondays from 6 pm to 7:30 pm and on Thursdays from 4:30 pm to 6 pm.  For more information go to

 Mark Your Calendar:

Saturday, October 24
there will be a fundraiser at Doko Manor for the Westwood High school football player injured in the recent game.
More information coming... 

Also... The 2015-2016 Poetry Out Loud program has officially begun! Bravo Blythewood Cultural Arts Council hosts the S.C. Region 2 of the state-wide competition for students in grades 9-12. Teachers interested in participating in the S.C. competition must register with the S.C. Arts Commission by Friday, November 6.  Forms available online at

Also...if you receive water from the City of Columbia continue boiling  until further notice.  The Winnsboro Water customers are OK to use their water without boiling it. the many families who lost loved ones in the flood.