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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet


Georgetown County Water and Sewer District: Dec. 8, 6 p.m., Georgetown office

Pawleys Island Town Council: Dec. 12, 5 p.m., Pawleys Island Chapel

Georgetown County Council: Dec. 13, 5:30 p.m., council chambers

Georgetown County Democratic Party: Dec. 13, 6 p.m., Georgetown Library

Georgetown County Tourism Management Commission: Dec. 15, 3:30 p.m., Lachicotte Co. office

Georgetown County Planning Commission: Dec. 15, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers


Blessing of the Animals: Service for people and their pets (leashed or in carriers). Dec. 11, 4 p.m., St. John’s Outdoor Chapel, Belin Memorial United Methodist Church

Live Nativity: Manger scene accompanied by hot cocoa. Dec. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church. Free

Secret Santa workshop: A night out for parents shopping offers crafts, games, snacks and a visit from Santa for the kids. Dec. 16, 5-9 p.m., St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church. Free, but donations accepted. Space limited, call 843-237-2294 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


Discovering Dave: Archaeologist George Wingard talks about finding works by an enslaved potter known only as Dave in Edgefield and screens a documentary about his work. Dec. 8, 5 p.m., Georgetown County Museum. $5

Grand Strand Genealogy Club: Members share stories about family traditions. Dec. 10, 10:30 a.m., Chapin Library, Myrtle Beach. Free. New members and visitors welcome

Christmas at Bellefield: House tours and talks about holiday traditions accompanied by barbecue and oyster roast. Dec. 10, noon-3 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $50 at hobcawbarony.org

Flood insurance: A chance for property owners to review their polices and look for savings with a certified floodplain manager along with information about changes in the National Flood Insurance Program. Dec. 14, 6-8 p.m., VFW Post, 715 Church St. (Highway 17), Georgetown. Free. Call 866-599-7065 or go online to reserve a one-on-one session

Arts & Entertainment

Nights of a Thousand Candles: Tickets on sale for annual light display accompanied by live entertainment. Dec. 8-10 and 15-18, 3-10 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. $17/adults ($18 after Nov. 30), $10/children. Admission by advance ticket only. Order at brookgreen.org

“Christmas at the Strand”: Swamp Fox Players production directed by Lee Padgett features Christmas songs and hymns. Dec. 8-10 at 8 p.m., Dec. 11 at 2:30 p.m., Strand Theater. $18/adults, $10/ages 12 and under. Call 843-527-2924

Moveable Feast: Marjory Wentworth (“We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel”), Dec. 9, 11 a.m., Carefree Catering. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: Sharon Freeman Corey (“Georgetown’s Historic Cemeteries”), Dec. 16, Caffe Piccolo. $25 (waiting list). For more information, call 843-235-9600

“The Addams Family”: Student production of musical comedy will benefit victims of Hurricane Matthew, which delayed the show’s October opening. Dec. 12-13, 7 p.m., St. James High School. $14/adults, $12/seniors, $8/students at booktix.com or at the door

Winter concert: Performance of bands from the Waccamaw schools. Dec. 13, 6 p.m., Waccamaw High. Free

Band concert: Christmas performance by the Pawleys Island Concert Band under the direction of Carson Turner. Dec. 13, 7 p.m., Pawleys Island Community Church. Free


County Artist Co-op: Project of the Georgetown County Cultural Council opens. Dec. 8, 5:30 p.m., 922 Front St., Georgetown

Miniature Masterpieces: Works by artists from around the Carolinas go on display with a reception. Dec. 9, 5-8 p.m., Island Art Gallery. Show continues through Dec. 27

Nature photography: Works by Kathy LaBerge. Through December. Waccamaw Library

Beaches and Trees: Watercolors by North Litchfield artist Nancy Bracken. Through December. Waccamaw Library

Holiday Memories: Vintage model trains are centerpiece of seasonal display. Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission

Georgetown County Watercolor Society: Annual exhibit by area artists. Through Jan. 13, Rice Museum


WHS basketball: JV at Andrews, Dec. 10, girls at noon, boys follow; varsity at Andrews, Dec. 10, girls at 4 p.m., boys follow; varsity hosts Andrews, Dec. 13, from 6 p.m.; JV at Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach, from 6 p.m.; JV hosts St. James, Dec. 15, from 6 p.m.; varsity hosts St. James, Dec. 16, from 6 p.m.

WHS wrestling at Myrtle Beach with Hartsville and Conway, Dec. 9, 6 p.m.; at Loris, Dec. 14, 6 p.m.; at Conway, Dec. 15, 6 p.m.

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

Et cetera

Good Friends: Holiday luncheon to benefit families with special financial needs marks its 15th year. Dec. 8, 11:30 a.m., DeBordieu Club. $30. Call 843-436-0443 by Dec. 1 for reservations

Santa sighting: Children can share their Christmas wishes and donate a non-perishable food to Backpack Buddies. Dec. 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk

Yuletide Tour of Homes: Benefit for Friends of the Georgetown Library includes eight homes, from colonial to contemporary, decorated for the season along with refreshments at the historic Parker-Stewart House. Dec. 10, 1:30-5:30 p.m., Downtown Georgetown. $25 ($20 for members of county Friends groups) at any library or call 843-545-3303

Blood drive: Red Cross collects a pint from eligible donors. Dec. 12, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., HealthPoint

Dining for a Cause: Portion of breakfast, lunch and dinner proceeds aid Miss Ruby’s Kids early-childhood education program. Dec. 15, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., bisQit, The Hammock Shops. Call 843-979-2747 for reservations

Santa Paws: Santa poses for photos with pets in benefit for All 4 Paws shelter. Saturdays, through Dec. 17, 708 Petigru Dr. From $12. Call 843-237-7297 for appointments

Kaminski House by Candlelight: Tours of historic home decorated for the holidays by local designers. Dec. 15 and 17, 5-6:30 p.m., Kaminski House Museum, Georgetown. $15 ($10 members)

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.org

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