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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Georgetown County Tourism Management Commission: Jan. 19, 3:30 p.m., Lachicotte Co. office.

Georgetown County Planning Commission: Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers.

Georgetown County Library Trustees: Jan. 19, 6 p.m., Georgetown Library.

Pawleys Island town meeting: Forum with Town Council for residents and property owners. Jan. 20, 4 p.m., Pawleys Island Chapel.

Working waterfronts: Researchers from S.C. Sea Grant, Clemson and the College of Charleston present the results of two years of study into the Murrells Inlet, above, and Georgetown waterfronts and outline issues for their future. Jan. 23, 5-7 p.m., Murrells Inlet Community Center; Jan. 24, 5-7 p.m., Waccamaw Council of Governments, Georgetown.

Georgetown County Council: Jan. 24, 5:30 p.m., council chambers.

Murrells Inlet bird sanctuary: State Sen. Stephen Goldfinch takes public comment on plan introduced in the legislature last year. Jan. 26, 6 p.m., Murrells Inlet Community Center.

Churches

Hospice benefit: Women’s club auction of jewelry, furniture, decorative and household items aids Tidelands Community Hospice. Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m. viewing, 6 p.m. auction, Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church.

Barbecue benefit: Sales of barbecue cooked by the renowned Ronnie Murrell aid church projects. Ticket sales through Jan. 30. Pickup at Christ the King-Grace Waccamaw Church on Feb. 5, noon-4:30 p.m. $10/plates, $10/pound or $30/butts (while supply lasts). Call 843-237-7475 to order.

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. Third Sunday of the month, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Highway 17

Mothers Morning Out: First and third Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon, St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church. $15 for one child, $22 for two or more. Call 843-237-2294 for more information

Education

Reign of Rice: Series of lectures begins with Joseph Opala, a historian of Gullah connections, talks about the Black Seminoles, descendants of blacks and Native Americans. Jan. 21, 1 p.m. Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission. Call 843-235-6049 to reserve a seat.

Gullah lecture: Gillian Richards-Greaves, an assistant professor at Coastal Carolina University, discusses connections with Caribbean and West African cultures. Jan. 25, 1 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission. Call 843-235-6049 to reserve a seat.

Hobcaw Beach: A guided walk explores the natural and cultural history of the 2-mile beachfront at Hobcaw Barony. Jan. 26, 1:30-4:30 pm., from the Discovery Center. $25. Register at hobcawbarony.org.

Arts & Entertainment

Moveable Feast: Michael Bonner and Fritz Hamer (“S.C. Civil War and Reconstruction”), Jan. 20, 11 a.m., Inlet Affairs. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: Deanna Raybourn (“A Perilous Undertaking”), Jan. 27, Ocean One. $30. For more information, call 843-235-9600.

Strand Cinema: “The Dressmaker,” Australian woman rights wrongs in her hometown with a sewing machine and style, Jan. 20, 2:30 p.m.; “A Man Called Ove,” grumpy Swede has unlikely friendship with immigrant neighbors, Jan. 20, 7 p.m.; “Indignation,” Jewish boy faces challenges at conservative Ohio college in the 1950s, Jan. 20, 2:30 p.m.; “Genius,” Colin Firth as the legendary book editor Maxwell Perkins, Jan. 21, 7 p.m., Strand Theater, Front Street. $7 ($5 for members).

Classic movies: Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey,” co-written with Arthur C. Clarke. Bill Harvey and Tony Miller give an introduction and lead a discussion after the screening. Jan. 20, 6:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Island Jazz Quartet: Veteran combo swings through the Great American Songbook for listening and dancing. Jan. 21, 6:30-8 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Author’s Table: Former FBI agent Dana Ridenour of Murrells Inlet talks about her first novel, “Behind the Mask,” drawing on her experience with domestic terror cells. Jan. 26, 10 a.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

French Film Festival: Series of award-winning films now in its 13th year sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Institut Français. “Le Nouveau,” Jan. 27, 7 p.m.; “En Équilibre,” Jan. 28, 2 p.m.; “Belle et Sébastien: L’Aventure Continue,” Jan. 29, 2 p.m.; “Samba,” Feb. 3, 7 p.m.; “Les Saisons,” Feb. 4, 2 p.m.; “Médecin de Campagne,” Feb. 4, 7 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Tickets are $3. Series pass for $8 available at Art Works in Litchfield Exchange.

Exhibits

Saints and Angels: Paintings by Natalie Daise, right, go on display with a reception. Jan. 21, 2-4 p.m., Rice Museum. Exhibit continues through Feb. 15.

Jule Owens: Works by the Lowcountry artist who died in 1973. Through Jan. 28, Georgetown County Museum.

Nature photography: Works by Phil Fillatrault. Through February. Waccamaw Library.

Shine On, Gullah. Shine On”: A collection of story quilts, fabric collages and prints by Dorothy Montgomery of Charleston. Through March 12, Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission.

Sports

WHS basketball: JV hosts Georgetown, Jan. 19, 6 p.m. girls, boys follow; varsity at Georgetown High, Jan. 20, 6 p.m.; JV at St. James, Jan. 21, noon; varsity at St. James, Jan. 21, 4 p.m.; JV at Dillon, Jan. 23, 6 p.m.; varsity hosts Dillon, Jan. 24, 6 p.m.; JV at Lake City, Jan. 26, 6 p.m.

WHS wrestling at Carolina Forest with Berkeley, Jan. 24, 6 p.m.; hosts Conway and Georgetown, Jan. 25, 6 p.m.

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

Et cetera

Books and Boogie: Benefit for Freedom Readers literacy program for children in low-income families includes signings by local authors, buffet dinner and music by The Aristocats and Special Blend Experience. Jan. 23, 4-9 p.m. (dinner and dancing 6-8 p.m.), Dead Dog Saloon. $50. Call 404-455-1864 for tickets.

Souper Bowl XIX: Benefit for Habitat for Humanity features 40 soups, chowders, bisques, stews and gumbos from area restaurants, all served in hand-painted bowls. Jan. 28, 5:30-8 p.m., Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church. $30 at Applewood, Chocolate and Coffee House, Greenskeeper Florist, Palmetto Ace and Habitat ReStore or by calling 843-546-5685. Tickets are $35 at the door.

Support groups

Autism Support Group: Second Mondays, 6 p.m., Georgetown Library

Maternal loss bereavement: Fourth Monday, 6:30 p.m., Waccamaw Community Hospital. 843-652-1806

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. 843-385-2074

MOPS: Support group for Mothers of Preschoolers. Second and fourth Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church. 843-237-2294

Mended Hearts: For heart patients and their families. Fourth Tuesday, noon, HealthPoint. 843-685-3378

Celebrate Recovery: Christ-centered 12-step program for hurts, hang-ups and habits. Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6:30 p.m. meeting, All Saints Church. Childcare provided. 843-237-4223

Al-Anon Family Group: Thursdays, 7 p.m., Georgetown Presbyterian Church. 843-957-4028

Alzheimer’s Caregivers: Second Thursday, 2 p.m., Lakes at Litchfield. 843-651-2335

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group: Second Thursday, 7 p.m., National Healthcare Center, Garden City. 843-357-2306

Overeaters Anonymous: Fridays, 9 a.m., Litchfield Exchange. 843-237-8617

Better Breathers: American Lung Association group for patients and families. Third Friday, 1 p.m., Waccamaw Community Hospital. 843-652-1624

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

Aphasia Support Group: Fourth Saturday, 10 a.m., Waccamaw Library. 843-325-3930

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

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