Thursday, March 9, 2017

This Weekend in Blythewood, March 9th-11th

As Mayor Mike Ross says, "It's a beautiful day in Blythewood!"  The Mayor wrote a piece for the newspaper talking about the baseball field behind Bethel-Hanberry school.  It needs the community's help!  The Mayor is asking church, school and service organization groups to meet at the ball field this weekend for a massive cleanup, March 10-March 12th.

       This Weekend in          Blythewood    
March 9th, 10th & 11th

Sunday March 12, 2:00 AM
Daylight Savings Time Begins
and a Full Moon! 

The Blythewood High School Boys' Basketball team put up a great fight for the State Championship last Friday night against Dorman High School. The final score in the last few seconds was Dorman, 54 to 53. Such a close game.  

As Mayor Mike Ross says,
"It's a beautiful day in Blythewood!"

The Mayor wrote a piece for the newspaper talking about the
baseball field behind Bethel-Hanberry school.  It needs the community's help!  The Mayor is asking church, school and service organization groups to meet at the ball field this weekend for a massive cleanup,
March 10-March 12th.  

The field had a makeover for our kids to play on it, now the area around the field needs our attention.

 If you, or your group can help, call Julie or Margaret at Town Hall
754-0501 with details.
The Mayor will meet you at the ball field with his gloves and trash bags and a community spirit.  Thanks for your help in advance!

Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce Breakfast
March 14 at 7:15 am
at Cobblestone Park Golf Course

Our speaker is Lynn Bailey, a healthcare economist practicing in Columbia, SC.
 Lynn’s clients include some of our state’s most important rural hospitals which means she is well-versed on the ever-changing state of our healthcare industry, including what is happening right now in Washington, DC.  She will share with us emerging trends in healthcare and the effects of upcoming changes in Obamacare and implementation of Trumpcare.  You won’t want to miss this!
The doors will open at 7:00 am for networking opportunities!  The meeting starts with breakfast  at 7:15 am.

Please register online at

The Blythewood Garden Club
will host
Rudy Mancke,
SC Naturalist,
Thursday, March 16 at 7:00
in the Blythewood High School Library.

You couldn't ask for a better speaker if you enjoy nature. The community is invited to this free event that you are guaranteed to learn from. Hearing Mr. Mancke's enthusiam of nature is worth spending the
evening out.

Richland School District 2
invites the Community

Please come share your thoughts
and ideas about diversity and inclusion in our district.

The Blythewood Farmers Market
 reopens this May at Doko Meadows Park and is looking for vendors.

 Information for vendors can be found on the Blythewood Farmers Market facebook page.  The market will again  be on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 7:00, May through October. 

Doko Manor
Let us help you plan
your business meetings, reunions, family celebrations, wedding or receptions. We have a beautiful venue and a great staff.

Call Town Hall
for details, pricing or a tour.
or visit us at

Town of Blythewood

Board of Zoning Appeals
Monday, March 13
6:00 pm
Doko Manor

Board of Architectural Review
Monday, March 20
6:00 pm
Doko Manor

Town Council Meeting
Monday, March 27
7:00 pm 
Doko Manor

Camp Discovery will host a Sweetwater Basket-Making presentation and class,
Saturday, March 11
from 9:00 to noon.

The class is for ages 10 and up and limited to 15 participants. For more information go to or call 754-2008.

The Opening Celebration/
Ribbon Cutting
 Sunday, March 19,
at 4:00 for the 
Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit, 
"The Way We Worked"

The Way We Worked
is a Smithsonian traveling exhibition that draws on the National Archives photographic and artifact collections to tell the story of work in America culture. It traces the many changes that have affected the workforce
and environment during the
last 150 years.

The exhibit will be at the
Langford-Nord House
100 McNulty Street
March 18- April 30. 

The exhibit hours are
Tuesdays, Wednesdays
and Thursdays
9:00 am to 4:00 pm,
Saturdays, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
and Sundays 2:00 to 5:00 pm.

The Way We Worked,
created by the National Archives, is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institute and the
SC Humanities Council,
plus funding from Richland County and the Nord Family Foundation.

March for Meals is a nationwide campaign to raise awareness about the issue of food instability among seniors, and to provide additional funding for local Meals on Wheels and Congregate Meals programs.

At Senior Resources,
our 2017 March for Meals campaign includes our
 March for Meals 5K on March 11.

It continues throughout the
month of March with our lunchbox campaign, and with special guests ( Mayor Ross) invited to deliver Meals on Wheels.

If you would like to purchase a paper lunchbox, spend your lunch break delivering Meals on Wheels, or help us reduce our Meals on Wheels waiting list, or call 803-252-7734

March for Meals is also a great opportunity for scout groups, civic organizations, classes or groups of friends and coworkers to get together and give back!

In commemoration of Fort Jackson's 100th Anniversary, Ft. Jackson personnel are running 100  miles from Andrew Jackson State Park all the way to Fort Jackson. 

The run starts after midnight on March 15th and they are scheduled to be at Mile 50 at 7:55 in Ridgeway. By 9:30 they hope to be at Mile 60, at New Life Fellowship Church in Blythewood on Hwy. 21.  If you are in that area, show your support and cheer then on!