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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Georgetown County Parks and Recreation Commission: Dec. 1, 5 p.m., Beck Education Center

Sizing up the Neck: Two views of the Waccamaw Neck from Coastal Carolina University faculty – economist Rob Salvino and oceanographer Paul Gayes. Dec. 4, 7 p.m., Strand Theater

Pawleys Island Town Council: Dec. 8, 5 p.m., Waccamaw Library

Georgetown County Council: Dec. 9, 5:30 p.m., council chambers

Churches

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

Education

Healthy shopping: Tour the supermarket aisles with a Georgetown Hospital System dietician for tips on food labels and budgeting. Dec. 2, 4 p.m., Lowes Foods. Free, but call 520-8288 to register

Lunch money: A personal finance workshop focuses on retirement planning. Dec. 4, noon, Georgetown Library. Free, includes lunch from Kudzu Bakery

Promoting Gullah culture: The S.C. Arts Commission helps artists and others whose work reflects Gullah culture reach a wider audience. Dec. 8, 6 p.m., Georgetown Library. Free, but call 803-734-8693 to register

Clay by hand: Adult class in creating objects with slab, coil and pinchpot techniques. Tuesdays, 4-8 p.m., Waccamaw Intermediate. $100 for four two-hour sessions, includes materials and firing. Call 222-9644 to register

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

Moveable Feast: Bernie Schein (“All Over Town”) and Maggie Shein (“Lost Cantos of the Ouroboros Caves”), Dec. 5, 11 a.m., Ocean One. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: Pat Branning (“Shrimp, Collards and Grits”), Dec. 12, Inlet Affairs. $25. For more information, call 235-9600

Book signing: Mark Lindsey signs “Loose Gravel” a collection of stories about his life. Nov. 28, 1-3 p.m., Clock Tower Books, Georgetown

Strand Cinema: “Wish I Was Here,” struggling actor learns about himself while home-schooling his kids, Nov. 28, 2:30 p.m.; “The Secret in Their Eyes,” retired agent revisits old murder case while writing novel, Nov. 28, 7 p.m.; “Begin Again,” couple learns the redemptive power of music, Nov. 29, 2:30 p.m.; “The Grand Seduction,” fishing village uses wiles to recruit a young doctor, Nov. 29, 7 p.m., Strand Theater. $7

Christmas cabaret: Tickets on sale for Indigo Choral Society dinner concert. Dec. 1 and 2, 6:30 p.m., Holy Cross-Faith Memorial Episcopal Church. $50 or $375 for table of eight. E-mail indigores@roadrunner.com for reservations

Exhibits

“Yes, Virginia”: Paintings by Tom Browning, a Santa Claus artist, accompanied by toy trains plus “Signs of the Season in Flora and Fauna.” Nov. 28-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.

Sports

WHS basketball hosts Andrews, Dec. 2; hosts Georgetown, Dec. 5. Girls at 6 p.m., boys at 7:30 p.m.

WHS wrestling at Georgetown with Academic Magnet. Dec. 3, 6 p.m.

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

Et cetera

Santa Paws: Pet photos with Santa raise money for animal medical needs. Saturdays through Dec. 13, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., All 4 Paws, Petrigru Drive. From $10

Acorns and animals: Family festival benefits S.C. Cares animal sanctuary with games, raffle and food. Nov. 29, 1-6 p.m., Beaver Bar, Business 17

Coats for Kids: Santa Party with food, music and raffle helps provide warm clothes to children in need. Nov. 29, from 2 p.m., Beaver Bar, Murrells Inlet

Christmas tree lighting: Santa arrives by carriage to help light the tree and enjoy cookies and cocoa with Mrs. Claus and visitors. Nov. 29, 4-6 p.m., The Hammock Shops. Free

Holiday benefit: Gift items and table-top trees on sale to raise money for medical care for rescue animals. Dec. 1, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., All 4 Paws, Petigru Drive

Book sale: Friends of the Waccamaw Library benefit also includes vinyl LPs. Dec. 4, 4-7 p.m., Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Waccamaw Library

Benefit yard sale: Donations accepted for Mural Arts Project benefit. Dec. 5-6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Pawleys Island Child Development Center. Call 237-8562 to donate items

An Atalaya holiday: Moorish-style home decorated for the season along with live music, baked goods and crafts sale, and crafts for children. Dec. 6, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Huntington Beach State Park. $2 plus park admission

Holiday house tours: Six homes in the Georgetown Historic District decorated for the season in benefit for Friends of the Georgetown Library. Dec. 6, 1-6 p.m. $25 ($20 for Friends). Tickets at the Georgetown and Waccamaw libraries

A very fashionable Christmas: Decorations from the 1840s through the 1960s featured in candlelight tours of historic home. Dec. 6 and 11, 5-8 p.m., Kaminski House Museum. $15

Lowcountry Warbirds: Brock Nicholson, a former Vietnam War helicopter pilot, is the speaker at annual meeting of military aviators. Dec. 7, noon, Litchfield Beach Fish House. $30 includes lunch. Call 546-1221 by Dec. 1 to sign up

Health insurance fairs: Get help enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Tuesdays at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Thursdays at Georgetown Memorial Hospital (except Nov. 27), 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Dec. 30

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 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. nar-anon.com


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