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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Georgetown County Tourism Management Commission: July 21, 3:30 p.m., Lachicotte Co. office

Georgetown County Planning Commission: July 21, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers

Georgetown County Library Trustees: July 21, 6 p.m., Georgetown Library

Georgetown County Democratic Women’s Council: July 25, 5:30 p.m., Bethel AME Church, Georgetown

Georgetown County Counci: July 26, 5:30 p.m., council chambers

Churches

Made2Praise: Vacation Bible school and music camp for preschool (2-4) and K through rising fifth-graders. Aug. 1-5, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church. Call 843-237-2294 or go to stpaulsumc.com to register

Surf Shack: “Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love” is the theme of vacation Bible school. Aug. 1-5, 9 a.m.-noon, Holy Cross-Faith Memorial Episcopal Church. Free, but register at holycrossfm.org

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

Education

Yachting with the Baruchs: Cruise Winyah Bay on Capt. Rod’s tour boat while learning about the visitors who came by water to Hobcaw Barony. July 25, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., from Hobcaw House. $50. Register at hobcawbarony.org

Marketing for writers: C. Hope Clark, founder of Funds for Writers, talks about authors can generate revenue from their work. July 26, 6:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free, but space limited to 15 people. Call 843-545-3303 to register

Medicare 101: Learn about enrollment, coverage and costs in a program sponsored by Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments. July 28, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free, but call 843-436-6252 to register

Work place safety: A training session from the Georgetown Police Department on dangerous situations, including active shooters. Aug. 3, 8:30-10 a.m., 2222 Highmarket St. $10 or free for Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce members. Register at visitgeorge.com

Arts & Entertainment

“Simply Sondheim”: Music from “West Side Story,” “Into the Woods,” “Sweeney Todd” and other works in a Swamp Fox Players production. July 21-23 and 28-30 at 8 p.m., July 24 and 31 at 2:30 p.m., Strand Theater. $20. Call 843-527-2924 for tickets

Moveable Feast: Julia Franks (“Over the Plain House”), July 22, 11 a.m., Carefree Catering. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: West Fraser (“Painting the Southern Coast”), July 29, Pawleys Plantation. $25. For more information, call 843-235-9600

Summer movies: Series of free films continues with Helen Mirren in “The Hundred Foot Journey” about competing restaurants. July 22, 6:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library

Cool Summer Evenings: Entertainment series continues Wednesdays through Fridays until Aug. 5, with family programs on Thursday. Jazz from the Mike Frost Band, July 22; Paperwork play pop and rock, July 27, 7 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission

The Rectory Lawn: Performances by Finnegan Bell and Kid Drew. July 24, 6-9 p.m., All Saints Church. Free. Bring your seating and picnics. Food and drinks available for purchase

Casting call: Two men (20s-40s) and one woman (20s) needed to round out cast for fall production of Mitch Ablom’s “And the Winner Is” by the Swamp Fox Players. July 26, 6-8 p.m., Strand Theater. Call 843-527-1250 for more information

Exhibits

Just Art: Juried show of paintings and photographs from Lowcountry artists. Through Sept. 12, Rice Museum

Nature and heritage: Photos by Ed Robidoux of Murrells Inlet, founder of the Tidelands Photography Club, and Tim Taylor, artist-in-residence for the S.C. state parks system. Through July. Waccamaw Library

Inspired by Nature: Paintings by Daniel Ambrose, who works in egg tempera, and ceramics by Glenda Talyor, Floridians whose work draws on life along the Atlantic coast. Through July 2, Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cheryl Newby Gallery, Oak Lea

Rainey Master Sculptors: Works by current and former sculptors-in-residence. Through July 24, Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission

Sports

Pawleys Island Kayak Race: Singles, doubles and paddleboard events in Pawleys Creek for all ages. July 26, noon, from the North Causeway bridge. $10/event in advance at Town Hall or on the day. Call 843-237-1698 for more information

Guy Daniels Memorial Surfoff: A pro-am event joins the two-day competition, now in its 17th year, that raises funds for scholarships. July 30-31, Surfside Beach. Register at surfoff.com by July 27

Sailing camps: Week-long sessions for children 8 to 14 continue through Aug. 5. 9 a.m. to noon or 2-5 p.m., S.C. Maritime Museum, Front Street. $200 includes course and log books (10 percent of for children and grandchildren of museum members). Register at scmaritimemuseum.org

Golf benefits: Belin Endowment Tournament: July 23, 9:30 a.m., True Blue. $125/player. Register at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church or belinumc.org

• Cameron Ahalt Memorial: Eighth year for benefit event for college scholarships and community projects. Sept. 10, 8:30 a.m., Wachesaw East. $75/player. Register by Aug. 20 at thegeorgetownschool.org

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

Et cetera

Pokémon Go: County recreation department hosts a hunt for the virtual characters. July 21, 6 p.m., Beck Recreation Center. Free

• Learn about the game and get started playing with help from Georgetown County Library staff. July 23, 11 a.m., Waccamaw LIbrary. Free

Dog Days Summer Camp: A day camp for special needs children with games, crafts and entertainment. July 30, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Georgetown County Disabilities and Special Needs Center, 95 Academy Ave. Georgetown. Free. Call 843-283-3033 to register

Bark Aid: Road trip by hairstylist Patrick Lomantini benefits S.C. Cares animal rescue and sanctuary. Aug. 4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., E.A. Sansbury Salon. $20 minimum donation. Call 843-235-9838 for appointments

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

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

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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