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WHAT’S ON

Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Grand Strand Area Transportation Study: Policy committee meets. Sept. 23, 10:30 a.m., Surfside Beach Town Hall

Pawleys Island Town Council: Sept. 23, 5 p.m., Pawleys Island Chapel

Georgetown County GOP Women’s Club: Sept. 26, noon, Applewood House of Pancakes

Georgetown County Council: Sept. 27, 5:30 p.m., council chambers

Chowder Talk: Community update from Murrells Inlet 2020 revitalization group. Sept. 27, 5:30 chowder, 6 p.m. talk, Murrells Inlet Community Center

Churches

Extraordinary Women: An ecumenical conference for women on God’s love and acceptance includes speakers and performances. Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 1, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., The Abbey. Free, but email paula@pawleysabbey.org to register

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

Celebration of Gullah: Final programs in a series of African-American Culture. Chetta D, a visually impaired multi-media artist, discusses her work “Beauty Unveiling.” Sept. 24, 10 a.m., Waccamaw Library. Free

• Leon Jackson of Egbe Kilimanjaro drum and dance troupe performs. Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free

Dinner with a doctor: Running and walking injuries are the topic at a program that includes health care providers and the owner of Black Dog Running Co. Sept. 27, 6 p.m., Carolina Orthopaedics. Free, but registration required. Call 843-294-1941

Foster families: Learn about foster care at a recruitment fair for foster families. Sept. 29, 4-7 p.m., Georgetown Library

Arts & Entertainment

Moveable Feast: Robert Hicks (“The Orphan Mother”), Sept. 23, 11 a.m., Kimbel’s. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: Kathryn Smith (“The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR and the Untold Story”), Sept. 30, Inlet Affairs. $25. For more information, call 843-235-9600

Strand Cinema: “Testament of Youth,” Englishwoman’s life changed by World War I, Sept. 23, 2:30 p.m.; “Love & Friendship,” Jane Austen story of widow seeking new husband, Sept. 23, 7 p.m.; “Love & Mercy,” the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson struggles with a mental breakdown, Sept. 24, 2:30 p.m.; “Maggie’s Plan,” woman finds her husband and his ex- may have been meant for each other, Sept. 24, 7 p.m., Strand Theater. $7 ($5 for members)

Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival: Juried showcase of works from artists from the Southeast and beyond returns for its 41st year. Sept. 23, noon-6 p.m., Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sept. 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Huntington Beach State Park. $8 ($10 for multiple days), free for children 15 and under

Author’s table: Manina Urgolo Huckvale, a professor of special education, discusses her book on autism. Sept. 29, 6:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free

“And the Winner Is”: Mitch Albom’s comedy about a dead movie star who bargains to return to Earth to find out if he finally won that Oscar. Oct. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 at 8 p.m., Oct. 16 and 23 at 2:30 p.m. Strand Theater. $18. Call 843-527-2924 for tickets

Exhibits

National Sculpture Society: Annual awards exhibition of figurative sculpture from artists around the country. Through Oct. 30, Brookgreen Gardens

Sports

WHS football: Varsity at Hannah-Pamplico, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m.; JV football hosts Hannah-Pamplico, Sept. 22, 6 p.m.

WHS golf hosts Aynor, Sept. 26, 4:30 p.m., Pawleys Plantation; hosts St. James, Sept. 28, 4:30 p.m., Pawleys Plantation

WHS swimming at North Myrtle Beach Invitational, Sept. 24

WHS tennis hosts Georgetown, Sept. 22, 4:30 p.m., Stables Park; at Carolina Forest, Sept. 26, 4:30 p.m.; hosts St. James, Sept. 28, 4:30 p.m., Stables Park

WHS volleyball: JV and varsity host Lake City, Sept. 22, 6 p.m.; varsity at Bishop England Invitational, Sept. 24; JV and varsity at Dillon, Sept. 27, 5 p.m.; B-team, JV and varsity at Georgetown, Sept. 29, 5 p.m.

Community sailing: Instruction for sailors age 12 and older on Winyah Bay Sailing Club’s 420 Class racing dinghies. Saturdays, Sept. 10-Oct. 15, 2:30-5 p.m., Hazzard Marina, Georgetown. $75 for the series includes T-shirt. Space limited. Email bbc628@sc.rr.com to register

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

Et cetera

Game day: Classic and hobby games for players of all ages with a focus on the new trend of “escape room” puzzles. Sept. 24, children’s track 11 a.m.-1 p.m., adult track 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free

Spirit Month: Portion of restaurant sales benefits American Legion Post 197 at Pawleys Island. Sept. 26, 4-9 p.m., bisQit, Hammock Shops

Farmers Market: Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Waverly Place, Highway 17

Medicine disposal: Pills and patches, including narcotics, accepted for disposal by the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office. Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Litchfield Exchange

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.com

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