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WHAT’S ON

Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Georgetown County Tourism Management Commission: May 21, 3:30 p.m., Lachicotte Co. offices

Georgetown County Planning Commission: May 21, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers

Litchfield Beaches Property Owners Association: Annual meeting. May 23, 10 a.m., Waccamaw Library

Georgetown County Republican Women: State Department of Transportation commissioner Mike Wooten is the speaker. May 26, noon, Applewood House of Pancakes

Georgetown County Council: May 26, 5:30 p.m., council chambers

Churches

Food and fellowship: Bread of Life soup kitchen. Mondays and Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church, Highway 17

• Father Pat’s Lunch Kitchen. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church, Waverly Road

• Island Grace Café. Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., All Saints Church, Kings River Road

• Harvest of Grace Café. Last Sunday of the month, 4:30-6 p.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Highway 17

Education

Coding boot camp: A two-week course in “pop-up code” sponsored by the Startup.SC tech incubator. June 15-26, Litchfield Exchange. $2,250. Register at techtalentsouth.com

Arts & Entertainment

Moveable Feast: Mary Alice Monroe (“The Summer’s End”), May 22, 11 a.m., Pawleys Plantation. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: Karen White (“The Sound of Glass”), May 29, Kimbel’s. $25 (waiting list). For more information, call 235-9600

Strand Cinema: “St. Vincent,” boy makes friends with a crusty veteran, May 22, 2:30 p.m.; “Kumiko the Treasure Hunter,” a VHS tape of “Fargo” is mistaken for a treasure map , May 22, 7 p.m.; “The Young Victoria,” a young queen and her prince, May 23, 2:30 p.m.; “The 100-Year-Old Man,” nursing home resident celebrates birthday with an unexpected trip, May 23, 7 p.m., Strand Theater. $7

Beach Author Network: Advice and support for writers. May 26, 5:15 p.m., Surfside Beach Library. New members welcome. Call 446-7745 for more information

Exhibits

Carolinas Nature Photographers: Works by 25 members of regional group. Through June 13, Rice Museum

Carolina Roots: Works by Sigmund Abeles and Grainer McKoy, including sculpture, paintings and drawings. Through July 26, Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission

Antebellum Waccamaw: Drawings and watercolors by Emily Weston, who lived at Hagley Plantation from the 1840s to the 1860s. Through July 26, Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission

Steamboats: A model of the Planter and photos highlight the golden age of steamboats on Georgetown County’s rivers in the 19th and 20th centuries. S.C. Maritime Museum, Front Street

Sports

Golf benefit: Harbor City Scholarship Classic raises funds for Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. May 23, 8:30 a.m., Founders Club. Call 527-2448 to register

Pawleys Island Bridge Club: Play for all levels of experience. Pawleys Island Senior Center. Schedule at pawleysislandbridgeclub.com

Et cetera

Dining for a cause: Portion of sales benefits Miss Ruby’s Kids early-childhood education program. May 21, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Moe’s Original Bar B Que. Call 235-8008 for take-out orders

Dog vaccine clinic: Free distemper, parvo and rabies shots for dogs of owners with financial hardships. May 22, 2-5 p.m., St. Frances Animal Center, 125 N. Ridge St., Georgetown

Beach sweep: Litchfield Beaches Property Owners Association volunteers collect litter from the Memorial Day weekend. May 30, 9 a.m. from Walkway 51 and 9:15 a.m. from Walkway 60

Breakfast with the butterflies: Buffet, kids’ activities and a pair of children’s butterfly wings along with a visit to the butterfly house. May 30, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. $25/adults, $20/children ($5 discount for members). Call 235-6016 or register at brookgreen.org

Sailing camps: Registration open for summer program for children 8-14. S.C. Maritime Museum. $200 ($180 for museum members) at scmaritimemuseum.org

Support groups

Narcotics Anonymous: Tuesdays, 8 p.m., Barefoot Barista

Autism Support Group: Second Tuesdays, 6 p.m., call 436-5900 for location

Bereavement ministry: First and third Tuesdays, 9:15 a.m. at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church, 11 a.m. at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church. 385-2074

Mended Hearts: For heart patients and their families. Fourth Tuesday, noon, HealthPoint. 685-3378

Al-Anon Family Group: Thursdays, 7 p.m., Georgetown Presbyterian Church. 957-4028

Alzheimer’s Caregivers: Second Thursday, 2 p.m., Lakes at Litchfield. 651-2335

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group: Second Thursday, 7 p.m., National Healthcare Center, Garden City. 357-2306

Overeaters Anonymous: Fridays, 9 a.m., Litchfield Exchange. 237-8617

Better Breathers: American Lung Association group for patients and families. Third Friday, 1 p.m., Waccamaw Community Hospital. 652-1624

Alcoholics Anonymous: Saturdays, 10 a.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

Nar-Anon: Support for friends and families of addicts. Sundays, 7 p.m. nar-anon.com


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