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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet


Georgetown County Tourism Management Commission: April 17, 3:30 p.m., Lachicotte Co. office

Georgetown County Planning Commission: April 17, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers

Waccamaw Neck GOP Club: Candidates for County Council District 6, Bob Anderson and Steve Goggans, are the speakers. April 21, 7 p.m., Waccamaw Library

Georgetown County Council: April 22, 5:30 p.m., council chambers


All Saints Anglican: 6:30 p.m. Interpretation of the Last Supper, Maundy Thursday; 12:15 p.m., 5:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross, Good Friday; 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., Easter

Belin Memorial United Methodist: 7 p.m., Maundy Thursday; 7 p.m. dramatic depiction, Good Friday; 6:30 a.m. on the creek, 8:45 and 11 a.m. in church, Easter

Holy Cross-Faith Memorial Episcopal: 7 p.m. foot washing, Maundy Thursday; 12:15 p.m. Veneration of the Cross, Good Friday; 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Easter

Pawleys Island Presbyterian: 7 p.m. communion, Maundy Thursday; 6:30 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 11 a.m., Easter

Precious Blood of Christ Catholic: 6 p.m., Holy Thursday; noon Stations of the Cross, 3 p.m. liturgy, 7 p.m. Tenebrae, Good Friday; 8:30 p.m. vigil, Holy Saturday; 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m. choir Mass, 10 a.m. youth Mass, 11:30 a.m., Easter

St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist: 7 p.m., Holy Thursday; 6:30 a.m. at Litchfield by the Sea, 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. in the church, Easter

St. Peter’s Lutheran: 7 p.m., Maundy Thursday; 7 p.m. Tenebrae, Good Friday; 6:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., Easter

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


Career day: Learn about a day in the life of a marine biologist with a visit to the Baruch Marine Lab. April 17, 2-4 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $5. Call 904-9017 to register

All about bluebirds: Build a nesting box and follow the Bluebird Trail to learn about the species’ habits. April 22, 1-4 p.m., North Inlet-Winyah Bay Research Reserve. Call 904-9017 for cost and registration

Degree program: Learn about the new master of arts in liberal studies at Coastal Carolina University from the head of the program. April 23, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m., Litchfield Education Center

Health talk: Dr. Edward Mikol discusses treatment for rotator cuff injuries. April 24, noon, Wachesaw Conference Center. Free, but call 520-7842 to register

The buzz on bees: Children’s program looks at pollinating insects (with no actual bees) and their role in the food chain. April 24, 2-4 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $10. Call 546-4626 to register

CPR class: Learn a life-saving skill. April 24, 6 p.m., Wachesaw Conference Center. $5. Call 520-8490 to register

Nature photo workshops: Donald Withers conducts private five-hour sessions for up to two people on Hobcaw Barony. $100/person. Call 546-4623 to schedule. Call 410-703-0332 to discuss topics

Party for the Planet: Spring-break camps for kids draw on Earth Day themes. April 21-22 for grades K-one, April 23-24 for grades two-three, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. $80 ($65 for members) at brookgreen.org or 235-6000

Coastal Ecology Camps: Registration open for six summer sessions for rising second- through fifth-graders. Starting June 3, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $90. Call 546-4623 to register

Space camps: Space limited for popular summer aerospace camps. July14-17 for grade two and three, $160; July 9-10 for grades four through six, $90; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Waccamaw Elementary. Call 843-602-6447 to register ($5 discount through May 1)

Arts & Entertainment

Moveable Feast: John Sealy (“The Whiskey Baron”), April 18, Ocean One. $25. Signing 2 p.m. at Litchfield Books. Next: Jane Green (“Tempting Fate”), April 22, Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort; Ann Ross (“Miss Julia’s Marvelous Makeover”), April 25, Kimbel’s. $25. For more information, call 235-9600

Young Treasures scholarships: Students in grades six through 11 can apply for music study in a program sponsored by the Georgetown County Cultural Council. Deadline is April 18. Call 520-0744 or go to culturalcouncil.info

Earth Day Film Festival: Screening of documentary film “Plastic Paradise” and talk by sea turtle biologist. April 22, 3 p.m., Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort. Free, but call 235-1236 to reserve seats

Indigo Choral Society: Spring concert of gospel music including Robert Ray’s “Gospel Mass,” which sets the Catholic mass to African-American music. April 24, 7 p.m., Belin Memorial United Methodist Church. Free, but donations accepted

“Boeing Boeing”: Swamp Fox Players production of farce from the swinging ’60s. April 26, May 2-3, 8-10 at 8 p.m., May 4 and 11 at 2:30 p.m., Strand Theater. $15. Call 527-2924 for tickets

World Book Night: Book giveaway on Shakespeare’s birthday promotes reading. April 23, 5-7 p.m., Capt. John’s Seafood Grill. Book supply is limited

“The Big Year”: Comedy about birding competition screened outdoors. April 25, 8 p.m., Huntington Beach State Park. Free with regular admission. Bring your own seating

Lunafest: Tickets on sale for festival of short films on topics for women hosted by the Family Justice Center. May 2, 5:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. screening, Waccamaw High. $20 ($10 for students) includes reception catered by Bistro 217


I, the Writer: The life and work of crime writer Mickey Spillane, who lived in Murrells Inlet until his death in 2006. Through April 20, Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum, Myrtle Beach. Free

Equine Spirit: The horse in American art is explored in sculpture, painting and drawing. Through April 27, Rainey Sculpture Pavilion, Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission

“The Henrietta”: The story of the largest wooden sailing ship built in South Carolina. S.C. Maritime Museum, Front Street. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.


WHS baseball at Marion, April 17, 6 p.m.; hosting Mingo Bay Tournament, April 21-26;

WHS golf in Blue Jacket Invitational, April 26, Black Bear Golf Club

WHS soccer at Georgetown, April 17, 5:30 p.m.; girls host Burns, N.C., April 24, 5:30 p.m.; boys host Wexford Collegiate, April 29, 6 p.m.

WHS softball at Marion, April 17, 6:30 p.m.; hosts Waccamaw Invitational, April 25-26

WHS tennis at Marion, April 18, 4:30 p.m.

Youth sailing camp: Registration open for camps in June and July for ages 8 to 14. $200/session ($180 for museum members). More information at scmaritimemuseum.org

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

Et cetera

Easter egg hunt: County Parks and Recreation event for children include a visit from the Easter Bunny. April 17, 6 p.m., Morse Park Landing, Business 17

Dining for a cause: Portion of lunch and dinner proceeds benefit Miss Ruby’s Kids early childhood education program. April 24, from 11:30 a.m., Land’s End, Georgetown. Call 527-1376 for reservations

Benefit yard sale: Community sale raises funds for the Friends of Georgetown Library. April 26, 8 a.m.-noon, Georgetown County Judicial Center. Sellers can buy space for $15 at the library

Drug Take Back: Expired and unused prescription drugs are collected with no questions asked. April 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Midway Fire and Rescue, Willbrook, and Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office, Fraser Street

Shag Festival: The band Heart ’N’ Soul plays beach music in Rotary Club benefit for Alzheimer’s research. April 26, 6 p.m. lessons, 7 p.m. dance, Downtown Georgetown. Go to georgetownlunchrotary.org for ticket information

Tastes at Pawleys: Tickets on sale for food festival to benefit Father Pat’s Kitchen. April 27, 4-8 p.m., Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church. $4 (plus $1 food tickets) at the church office

Red Cross volunteers: Orientation workshop shows different ways to help the nonprofit. April 30, 1:30-3:30 p.m., chapter house, 104 Screven St. Call 546-5422 to register

Sports medicine clinics: Student athletes 12 and older get free injury screenings from Dr. William Greer. Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., Waccamaw Orthopedics, Bypass 17. Call 652-8168 for more information

Support groups

Celebrate Recovery: A Biblically based 12-step program for those suffering from any hurt, hangup or habit. Mondays, 7 p.m. at Grace Church Waccamaw. For more information, e-mail crgracechurch@aol.com or call 235-6400

Alzheimer’s and dementia support: Caregivers support group. First Mondays, noon, Holy Cross-Faith Memorial Episcopal Church. 237-3459

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., Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church. 385-2074

Mended Hearts: For heart patients and their families. Final Tuesday, 6 p.m., HealthPoint. 685-3378

Young stroke survivors: For ages 20 to 65, their caregivers and advocates. Third Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. at Waccamaw Community Hospital, 5:30 p.m. at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. 655-2835

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

Alzheimer’s Caregivers: Second Thursdays, 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

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

Nar-Anon: Support for friends and families of addicts. Sundays, 7 p.m. 237-3591 or nar-anon.com

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