Thursday, April 27, 2017

This Weekend in Blythewood, April 27th-29th

The Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit,  "The Way We Worked". If you haven't seen this wonderful exhibit, please join us for the last few days of the exhibit and the Retail Walking Tour.  Sunday, April 30 2:00 to 5:00 pm, See below for more details...

       This Weekend in          Blythewood    
April 27th, 28th & 29th

It's never too late to do a good thing!

As my Mother would say,
"Charity starts at home!"

Blythewood Gives
 Saturday, April 29th 

to see the website and get some great ideas of what you individually
or your group can give back to Blythewood. You can register
your group and pledge hours so the efforts can be tracked.

Some ideas include:
Food donations to CAB
Take cookies/treats to the fire department or the police station
Beautification projects around the Town or in your neighborhood
Clean out your closet and donate clothes to Sandy Level Church

Traveling Exhibit, 
"The Way We Worked"

If you haven't seen this wonderful exhibit, please join us for the last few days of the exhibit and the
Retail Walking Tour.
Sunday, April 30
2:00 to 5:00 pm

Docents will share wonderful stories about the old historic store sites.  Come hear from community members who grew up in Blythewood and remember what is was like in the "good old days". 

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.
100 McNulty Stret

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.

The 4th Annual Midlands Gives is
Tuesday, May 2
from midnight to 11:59 pm.

Hosted by Central Carolina Community Foundation, Midlands Gives is a 24-hour online giving
event, raising money and awareness for local nonprofits in eleven Midlands counties. Since the inception of Midlands Gives in 2014, over $3,851,603 has been raised. 

For more information go to

May is around the corner
which means the
 Blythewood Farmers Market
will be back each Wednesday from May 3 through next fall.

Opening Night,
May Day Celebration

Wednesday, May 3
4:00 to 7:00 pm
Doko Meadows Park
171 Langford Road

Join Michaela Barno,
local vendors, and the
Carolina Blue Grass Company
for food, music, free ballons for the kids and more.

Blythewood Tae Kwon Do
is holding a
Breaking To Heal,

Saturday, May 6
10:00 to 12:00
Doko Meadows Park
171 Langford Road

This event is a fundraiser for Healing Guatemala.
Come support a good cause and see our kids in action!

Mayor Ross...a cook??

Chef Tony Crout,
from Doko Smoke, will be there to guide Mayor Ross as he cooks his favorite recipe with 99 other prominent men from the Midlands. That should be fun!

For details, tickets and a way to "tip" Mayor Ross (so he can win) go to
for more information.

Town of Blythewood

Planning Commission Meeting
Monday, May 1
6:00 pm
Doko Manor

Board of Zoning Appeals
Monday, May 8
6:00 pm
Doko Manor

Board of Architectural Review
Monday, May 15
7:00 pm
Doko Manor

The Greater Blythewood
Chamber of Commerce

Monthly Breakfast Meeting
Tuesday, May 9
Doko Manor
7:00 am


Our May 9th breakfast speaker is Laura Ros from EngenuitySC.
Laura is working on a social innovation project called :
What's Next Midlands uses crowdsourcing to identify issues in our community, then fund and implement various projects each year.
She wants to include Blythewood!
Please register in advance at

A  "Community Call"
has been made from
Lt. Col White, JROTC
at Blythewood High School!

Join Lt. Col. White  and the many teams for
Relay For Life
May 12, 2017
6:00 pm until midnight
at Blythewood High School Track
10901 Wilson Blvd.

"Relay for Life brings communities together, embracing their collective power to free the world from pain and suffering of cancer.  With every step, relayers demonstrate courage and strength. They prove that, together, we are bigger than cancer. And together, we can raise money needed to help the American Cancer Society bring cancer to its knees."

For more information go to or call 803-750-1693

Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 20th!
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Doko Meadow Park
171 Langford Road

Admission is free for the:
Caterpillar Petting Zoo
Live Butterfly Release and the Children's Pollinator Parade
Pollinator Coloring Garden
and Family Photo Station
Butterfly Face Painting,
Balloon Art & Make and Take Crafts
Local Artisans & Vendors
Food, Music & much more!

The Walk-in-Butterfly Experience
is $8.00 per person 
( ages 2 & under free) 
Guests will be able to feed
and enjoy the beauty of 6 different species of butterflies
in this signature attraction. 

Septic Assistance in Twenty-five Mile Creek Watershed

  Richland County Conservation Department has a new opportunity for residents in the Twenty-five Mile Creek Watershed to receive 60% financial assistance to repair or replace failing septic systems.  This watershed includes portions of northeastern Richland County and western Kershaw County (parts of Blythewood, Sandhill, Elgin, Pontiac, and Lugoff), as well as a sliver of southern Fairfield.  They are sending a direct mailer to everyone with an address in that area.

Details are at

Doko Manor
Check out the website at
We have a great venue for weddings, receptions, family reunions, business meetings and that special birthday or retirement party. Plus, we have a great staff to help you with that special event.

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