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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet


Georgetown County Tourism Management Commission: Dec. 18, 3:30 p.m., Lachicotte Co. offices

Georgetown County Planning Commission: Dec. 18, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers

Legislative breakfast: Georgetown County’s state lawmakers discuss issues in the coming session in program sponsored by Chamber of Commerce. Jan. 8, 8:30 a.m., Land’s End. $25 ($15 for Chamber members). Call 546-8436


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

Christmas services

All Saints: Dec. 24, 4 p.m. with children’s pageant, 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. candlelight services

Belin Memorial United Methodist: Dec. 24, 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. (communion service)

Christ the King-Grace Waccamaw Episcopal: Dec. 24, 6 p.m. candlelight service with children’s pageant

Holy Cross-Faith Memorial Episcopal: Dec. 24, 4 p.m. with children’s pageant, 9:30 p.m. candlelight service; Dec. 25, 10 a.m.

Lowcountry Community: Dec. 24, 6 p.m.

Murrells Inlet Presbyterian: Dec. 24, 7 p.m. in sanctuary, 11 p.m. in Little Chapel

Pawleys Island Community: Dec. 24, 6 p.m.

Pawleys Island Presbyterian: Dec. 24, 4 p.m. family candlelight service, 6 p.m. candlelight communion service

Precious Blood of Christ Catholic: Dec. 24, 6 p.m. family Mass, midnight Mass; Dec. 25, 10:30 a.m.

St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist: Dec. 24, 4 p.m. children’s service, 6 p.m. (Celebration Choir) and 9 p.m. (Chancel Choir) candlelight communion service

St. Peter’s Lutheran: Dec. 24, 4 p.m. family service, 7 p.m. communion service, 10:30 p.m. candlelight service; Dec. 25, 10 a.m. communion service


Hike to Alderly: Route of narrated tour through forests to an old rice field takes in Bellefield Plantation. Dec. 30, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $25. Call 546-4623 to register

Lifelong learning: A day of free classes to sample the non-credit programs at Coastal Carolina University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Jan. 8 at Litchfield Education Center, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Jan. 13 at Georgetown Education Center, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Arts & Entertainment

Nights of a Thousand Candles: Sculpture gardens decorated for the holidays and filled with changing schedule of performers. Dec. 4-6, 11-13 and 18-20, 3-10 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. $18/adults, $10/children 4 and up, free for 3 and under. Tickets at brookgreen.org

U.S. Army Chorus: Holiday concert by renowned vocal group. Dec. 19, 6 p.m., Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church. Free

Moveable Feast: Christopher Boyle (“Mansfield Plantation”), Jan. 9, 11 a.m., Kimbel’s. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: Elizabeth Hein (“How to Climb the Eiffel Tower”), Jan. 16, Inlet Affairs. $25. For more information, call 235-9600

“I Love to Tell the Story!” A celebration of the great hymns and the stories behind them with pianist Rocky Fretz and actor Bill Oberst Jr. Jan. 10, 4 and 7 p.m., Strand Theater. $25. Call 527-2924 for tickets


“Yes, Virginia”: Paintings by Tom Browning, a Santa Claus artist, accompanied by toy trains plus “Signs of the Season in Flora and Fauna.” Through Jan. 4, Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission

Georgetown County Watercolor Society: Annual exhibit by local artists. Through Jan. 11, Rice Museum

“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 basketball at St. James, Dec. 19; Girls at 6 p.m., boys at 7:30 p.m.

WHS wrestling at Conway, Dec. 18., 6 p.m.; at Hartsville Invitational, Dec. 20, 9 a.m.

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

Et cetera

Christmas dinner: Red Cross hosts free food and fellowship. Dec. 25, noon-3 p.m., Belin Memorial United Methodist Church

Blood drive: Red Cross collects a pint from eligible donors. Dec. 29, 12:30-5:30 p.m., HealthPoint

Health insurance fairs: Get help enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Tuesdays at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Thursdays at Georgetown Memorial Hospital, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Dec. 30

Volunteer fair: Learn about opportunities to work with area nonprofits. Jan. 8, Litchfield Exchange

Support groups

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

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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