Community Calendar - April 26, 2017


Barnwell Spring Fling

Join the Barnwell Development Association and City of Barnwell Parks and Recreation for an evening of entertainment and activities on Thursday, April 27 from 5-7 p.m. on the Circle for the annual Spring Fling. Musical entertainment will be provided by James ‘Bo’ Gardner. There will also be a quarter carnival with games and prizes.

Barnwell Clean-Up Day

The City of Barnwell’s annual Pick Up With Pride clean-up day will be Saturday, April 29 from 8 a.m. to noon. Groups of all sizes as well as individuals are encouraged to participate. Those with trucks to haul bags are needed. Supplies will be provided. Meet on the Circle. T-shirts will be given while supplies last.

Prescription Drug Take-Back

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at CVS in Barnwell and the Barnwell County Sheriff’s Office. No syringes or liquids will be accepted.

Blackville-Hilda Step Show

The Blackville-Hilda High School Stepping Hawks will present their annual step show on Saturday, April 29 at 6 p.m. in the BHHS gym. Tickets are $6 for the step show or $8 for step show and dance.

Free Concert in Williston

The Williston Museum is holding a free concert on Saturday, May 6 at 2 p.m. with the band “Bear and Friends”.

Agatha Christie Play

Circle Theatre of Barnwell will produce Agatha Christie’s murder mystery play “The Unexpected Guest” the first two weekends in May: May 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. with matinees on May 7 and 14 at 3 p.m.

The audience is invited to play along and try to figure out who is the murderer. A vote will be taken at intermission. A drawing of all correct answers will be held at the end for one person to win a season ticket to next season’s plays.

Tickets are $12 in advance and can be purchased at Evelyn’s in Barnwell or Tickets at the door are $15.

Confederate Memorial Day

The South Carolina 17th Regiment Camp #2069, Sons of Confederate Veterans (Hilda Camp) will have their Confederate Memorial Day ceremonies on Saturday, May 6 at 3 p.m. at the Confederate Monument in Calhoun Park near the Courthouse. Events will include reenactors, speakers, and ceremonies of remembrance of our Confederate ancestors. Please make plans to attend.

Fashion Show

The Work the Runway Fashion Show, which is powered by the I Am I.S.A.A.C. Foundation, will be May 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Blackville Community Center (19464 Solomon Blatt Ave., Blackville). This event will be held to show high school students the appropriate attire to wear to those interviews, as well as a brief discussion on the Do’s and Don’ts during the interview process, and strategies to tackle the “difficult” interview questions from the interviewer.

Fishing Derby

The City of Barnwell’s Parks and Recreation is hosting a fishing derby on Saturday, May 13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Edgar Brown. All participants must pre-register before fishing. This is for shore anglers only. There are 15 tagged fish with one grand prize winner.

Register at Barnwell City Hall or by calling (803) 259-3266.

Music & Arts Festival

The Blackville Music & Arts Festival will be May 19-20 in downtown Blackville. Live performances include the Terence Young Experiment and Big Mike of Making the Band 4.

For vendor, parade, car & bike show, art and musical performance information, contact (803) 671-3121, (706) 339-4614, (803) 450-8697 or (803) 300-3486.


FFA Plant Sale

The FFA students at the Barnwell County Career Center are selling plants they grew. Though some of the flowering plants are still slightly behind, they have beautiful vegetable and herb plants ready to sell along with some flowering items. Official kickoff is April 25 at 9 a.m. They will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Proceeds will be used by students to attend upcoming activities such as Summer Camp, State FFA Convention, and National FFA Convention.

For more information, contact Mindy Sandifer at or (803) 300-2529 (after 1:30 p.m.).

Dean Scarbeary Golf Tournament

Swiss Krono will sponsor its annual Dean Scarbeary Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 27 at 10 a.m. at Sweetwater Country Club to raise money for the Animal Advocates in Barnwell. The tournament is named in memory of Dean Scarbeary, a Swiss Krono employee who was the driving force of the company’s annual golf outing but died in a house fire in 2014.

Golfers may sign up individually or as a team. Sign in will be at 9 a.m. and shotgun start at 10 a.m. Green fees, carts, snacks, beverages, one raffle ticket, three mulligans, and lunch will be included in the fee - $75 for individuals or $300 for a team. Deadline to sign up is May 21.

If you would like to volunteer or become a sponsor, please call Bobby at (803) 571-1708 or Rebecca at (803) 541-3194.

Bargain Sale

Coming May 4, 5 and 6 is the First Baptist “Bargain Sale” to benefit “The Elevator Fund” at 21 Allen Street in Barnwell. There will be furniture, household items, books, toys, clothes for the entire family, outdoor items, antiques, collectibles and much more. The VIP Sale will be Thursday, May 4 from 5-8 p.m. with a $10 donation at the door, with lots of door prizes and your chance for first pick. They will be open Friday from 8 until 5 and Saturday from 9 until 4 with no donation required.

Team Zeta Golf Tournament

The 8th Annual Team Zeta golf tournament will be Saturday, April 29 at Sweetwater Country Club in Barnwell to honor and remember the life of Zeta Christian Brabham. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with shotgun start at 9 a.m. Team Zeta continues its mission to help other special needs families in the community. Hole ($50) and event ($250) sponsorships are being offered for the event. Deadline is April 20.

Entry fee for teams is $300 and includes green fees, cart, beverages, lunch, and mulligans. Tournament is limited to 20 teams. Minimum $150 deposit is required to hold a spot. Format will be four-man captain’s choice.

Send entry form and payment to Matthew Connelly, 2881 Buford’s Bridge Hwy., Ulmer, S.C. 29849.

For more information, contact Matthew Connelly at (803) 300-0984 or or Jennifer Henzler at (803) 606-5398 or


DTC Parent Night

If you are worried about how you will pay for college for your high school son or daughter, plan on attending DTC’s Parent Night to learn about the Dual Enrollment program. You will receive information on how your high school student can attend college while still in high school and earn college credit at no cost. It will be held on the Denmark Technical College campus on Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. in Building 026. All interested parents and high school students are invited to attend.

For more information contact Doris Beard at 803 793 5206, or Jessica Dupree 803 793-5280,


Barnwell Library

•Preschool Story Time: Every Thursday at 11 a.m. Stories, songs and more for ages 3-5.

•Friday Family Movies: Every other week we will be showing a family movie on Friday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. with free popcorn and drink. All ages are welcomed; children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult.

•LEGO Club: Every third Wednesday of the month from 4-5 p.m. Join us for LEGO fun. Bring your imagination, we will provide the rest. For grades K-5th.

•Tech Help Tuesdays: Every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to noon come by the library with your personal devices (laptop, tablet, kindle, phone, etc.) and learn about the digital services the library has to offer and more.

Blackville Library

•Preschool Story Time: Second and fourth Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Williston Library

•Preschool Story Time: Every second and fourth Thursday (April 27) at 11 a.m.


Chavis-New Family

The Chavis-New Family Reunion will be held May 6 at the Barnwell State Park Communtiy Building, 223 State Park Rd., Blackville. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish and a drink. Plates, cups, napkins, spoons, forks and ice will be provided. Donations will be taken up to help cover the cost of the building rental. Bring old family photos to display.

For more information, contact Barbara Carter at (803) 259-7171 or Melissa Chavis at (803) 671-2164.

Guinyard/Barnwell High Reunion

A reunion for members of the Guinyard-Butler High Classes of 1967-1970 and Barnwell High Classes 1971-1974 will be held Friday, August 4 to Sunday, August 6 at the Columbia Marriott (1200 Hampton Street, Columbia). The cost is $81/person. Attire is formal/semi-formal.

Check/money order should be made payable to GBB Reunion and mailed as soon as possible to Willie Odom (Class of 1974), 2115 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201 (803-254-8070). Deadline is June 2.

Hotel is $125 per night. Reservations directly: 803-771-7000.

Committee: Matthew Jenkins, 67, Marvin Coleman, 68, Alene Ingram Rouse, 69, Ethel Jeter Jacobs, 70 Earline Hutto, 71.


Barnwell D45 School Board

Barnwell District 45 School Board will have their regular board meeting on Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m.

Retired Educators

Barnwell County Retired Educator Meeting Monday, May 15, 2017 2:00 PM Barnwell County Library 40 Burr St.

All retired teachers and staff from Barnwell, Blackville and Williston Schools are invited to attend.

For additional info call Jerry Bell at (803) 300-1972.