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WHAT’S ON

Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Georgetown County Board of Education: Aug. 4, 5:30 p.m., Beck Education Center

Stop Oil Drilling in the Atlantic: Aug. 10, 5 p.m., Georgetown County Library

Churches

Benefit yard sale: United Methodist Women raise money for programs that aid women and children with sale of household and other items, above. Aug. 1, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Belin Memorial United Methodist Church

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

Native-American heritage: Learn the history and culture of the Waccamaw Neck’s first inhabitants. July 31, 2:30 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $5. Call 546-4623 to register

Crab Trap Tales: Lee Brockington tells stories for all ages. Aug. 5, 5:30 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $5. Call 546-4623 to register

Grand Strand Genealogy Club: Wendy Trott, who earned a doctorate in African studies, talks about researching African ancestors. Aug. 8, 10:30 a.m., Chapin Library

Arts & Entertainment

Cool Summer Evenings: Performances and educational programs fill extended hours, below. Family night includes storytelling, July 30, 6 p.m.; Paul Grimshaw Band plays pop tunes, July 31, 7 p.m.; Tammy’s Tangent features powerful vocals and dynamic guitar riffs, Aug. 5, 7 p.m.; Ross Holmes Band ends the series with Big Band numbers and American standards, Aug. 7, 7 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission

“Bye Bye Birdie”: Swamp Fox Players’ production of Tony-winning 1960 musical of kids, rock ’n’ roll and one last kiss. July 30-Aug. 1 at 8 p.m., Aug. 2 at 2:30 p.m. $18. Call 843-527-2924 for tickets

Moveable Feast: Susan Elizabeth Phillips (“Heroes Are My Weakness”), July 31, 11 a.m., Pawleys Plantation. Signing at 2 p.m., Litchfield Books. Next: Barton Swaim (“The Speechwriter”), Aug. 7, Caffe Piccolo. $25 (waiting list). For more information, call 843-235-9600

Exhibits

Browns Ferry Vessel: A new model of the colonial cargo boat highlights an exhibit on its place in history. From Aug. 1, S.C. Maritime Museum, Front Street

Hometown Teams: A traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street program looks at how sports shape America. Through Sept. 6, Georgetown Museum

Winyah Arts Association: Multimedia show marks its 28th year. Through Aug. 1, Rice Museum

Sports

Guy Daniels Memorial Surfoff: A two-day contest for all ages and skill levels raises scholarship funds. Aug. 1-2, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Surfside Beach

Kickoff Classic: Waccamaw High faces Socastee in 26th annual preseason preview of area teams sponsored by Conway National Bank. Aug. 14, 6 p.m., Conway High. $5 in advance at CNB branches or $6 at the gate

Golf benefit: Registration open for 7th annual Cameron Ahalt Memorial to fund scholarships and community projects. Sept. 12, 8:30 a.m., Wachesaw East. $75/player. Call 843-237-5693 or 237-1829 by Aug 15 to register

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

Et cetera

Life jacket launch: The Coast Guard Auxiliary unveils a life jacket stand with games, food and boat safety checks. Aug. 1, 10 a.m.-noon, Murrells Inlet Boat Landing

Election 2015: Filing opens for Pawleys Island mayor and four Town Council seats. Aug. 3, noon, Georgetown County Voter Registration and Elections office, Georgetown. Continues through Aug. 14, noon

Support group: New bereavement groups begins for women who have suffered a loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death. Aug. 3, 6:30 p.m., Waccamaw Community Hospital. Call 652-1806 for more information

National Night Out: Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office hosts a free evening for food, music and games along with information about keeping families safe from crime. Aug. 4, 4-8 p.m., Stables Park

Business networking: Weekly sessions build business relationships following Business Networking International program. Tuesdays, 7:30-9 a.m., Tradition Golf Club. Call 843-833-1937 for more information

Support groups

Autism Support Group: Second Tuesdays, 6 p.m., call 436-5900 for location

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. 385-2074

Mended Hearts: For heart patients and their families. Fourth Tuesday, noon, 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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