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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet


Pawleys Island Planning Commission: July 2, 4 p.m., Pawleys Island Realty office


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


An evening at Friendfield: Tour a former slave village with historian Lee Brockington. June 26, 5:30 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $20/adults, $10/children. Call 546-4623 to register

Safe Sitters: Kids 11 and older can learn child-care and first-aid skills to become better babysitters in this program from Tidelands Health. July 8-9 at Waccamaw Community Hospital, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $50. Call 520-8490 to register

Arts & Entertainment

Cool Summer Evenings: Performances and educational programs fill extended hours. Family night includes storytelling, June 25, 6 p.m.; Jazz from the Mike Frost Band, June 26, 7 p.m.; Javier Vega Trio plays melodic jazz and danceable blues, July 1, 7 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission

Moveable Feast: Wendy Wax, (“A Week at the Lake”), June 26, 11 a.m., Pine Lakes Country Club, Myrtle Beach. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: James McTeer (“Minnow”), July 3, Carefree Catering. $25. For more information, call 235-9600

Strand Cinema: “Hector and the Search for Happiness,” psychiatrist searches the globe for the secret of happiness, June 26, 2:30 p.m., and June 27, 7 p.m.; “Welcome to Me,” lottery winner with a personality disorder buys a talk show, June 26, 7 p.m., and June 27, 2:30 p.m., Strand Theater. $7

The Rectory Lawn: Shannon Whitworth and Barrett Smith perform a concert of folk and Americana to launch a new outdoor concert series. June 28, 5-8 p.m., All Saints Church (indoors in case of rain). Free. Bring seating and picnics, food also available for purchase

Beach Author Network: Support group for writers launches “Shorts,” a collection of members’ writing to read at the beach. June 30, 5:15 p.m. meeting, 6 p.m. book launch, Surfside Beach Library. New members welcome and public invited to launch

Book signing: James McTeer signs his debut novel, “Minnow,” winner of the S.C. First Novel Prize. July 2, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Waterfront Books, Georgetown

Youth art classes: “Mimicking the Masters” is the theme of this Cultural Council series for children 6 to 11. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Through July 30, 10 a.m.-noon, 922 Front St. $175 for series, $30/week. Call 520-0744 by Mondays to register


Winyah Arts Association: Multimedia show marks its 28th year. Through Aug. 1, Rice Museum

Carolina Roots: Works by Sigmund Abeles and Grainger 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


Golf benefit: Simultaneous nine-hole tournaments by Knights of Columbus aid Georgetown County Veterans Memorial Wall. July 9, noon, Heritage Plantation. $50/player. Register at kofc3272.org

Golf tournament: Benefit for Belin Memorial United Methodist Church Endowment. July 11, 8:30 a.m., True Blue. $125/player at belinumc.org

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

Et cetera

Business networking: Weekly sessions build business relationships following Business Networking International program. Tuesdays, 7:30-9 a.m., Tradition Golf Club. Call 843-833-1937 for more information

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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