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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet


Georgetown County Tourism Management Commission: April 16, 3:30 p.m., Lachicotte Co. office

Georgetown County Planning Commission: April 16, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers

Georgetown County Museum Board: April 16, 5:30 p.m., 120 Broad St.

Waccamaw Neck Republican Club: County Council Members Steve Goggans and John Thomas are the speakers. April 20, 7 p.m., Waccamaw Library

Georgetown County Board of Education: April 21, 6:30 p.m., Georgetown High School

Friends of the Kaminski House: Annual meeting includes election of officers. April 22, 5:30 p.m., Stewart-Parker House, Front Street.


Trunk show: A benefit for the Catholic Women’s Club features vendors of direct-sale product lines and refreshments by club members. April 16, 4-7 p.m., Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church

Community yard sale: Fundraiser aids international mission projects. April 18, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Belin Memorial United Methodist Church

Rummage sale: A bake sale is included in a benefit for church activities and charities. April 18, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Murrells Inlet Presbyterian Church

Anniversary service: The Rev. W.C. Ervin III of Greater Gordon Chapel is the guest speaker and the Pawleys Island All Stars will sing at the 148th anniversary celebration. April 19, 4 p.m., St. John AME 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


Waccamaw Genealogy: Group hears from Claire Fleming on Internet research. April 20, 9:30 a.m., Waccamaw Library. Visitors welcome

Grand Strand Camellia Society: Demonstrations of propagation techniques, including air layering, are on the agenda. April 20, 4:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Visitors welcome

Business security: A Chamber of Commerce workshop explains how to protect data and the workplace. April 21, 8:30 a.m., Family Justice Center. $15 ($10 for chamber members). Call 546-8436 or go to visitgeorge.com

Earth Day: Forum on environmental preservation with representatives from North Inlet-Winyh Bay Reserve, S.C. Environmental Law Project, Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge and others. April 22, 3 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission

Safe boating: Coast Guard Auxiliary course covers safe operation and maintenance. April 25, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Coast Guard Station Georgetown. $30 ($40 for couples sharing a book). Call 240-9900 to register

Arts & Entertainment

Waccamaw’s Got Talent: Student talent show sponsored by the WHS Choral Booster Club. April 16, 6:30 p.m., Waccamaw High auditorium

Moveable Feast: Troy Nooe (“Long-Legged Rosie”), April 17, Pine Lakes Country Club, Myrtle Beach. Next: Susan Boyer (“Lowcountry Boneyard”), April 24, Inlet Affairs. $25. For more information, call 235-9600

Author’s Table: Local authors series continues with Linda Ketron talking about an upcoming photo and poetry book for Brookgreen Gardens, April 18, 11 a.m.; Libby Bernadin discussing her poetry, April 23, 6 p.m.; Sally Hare talking about her book “Let the Beauty of Love Be What We Do,” April 25, 11 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free

Friday Night Movies: Series continues with Blake Edwards’ comedy “A Shot in the Dark” introduced by David Zinman. April 24, 7 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free

“Driving Miss Daisy”: Swamp Fox Players production of award-winning play about the evolving relationship between a white Southern widow and her black driver. April 24-25, May 1-2, 7-9 at 8 p.m., May 3 and 10 at 2:30 p.m., Strand Theater. $15. Call 527-2924 for tickets


“The Power of Three”: Works by National Sculpture Society fellows Amy Kann, Gwen Marcus and Sandy Scott go on display with reception. April 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Cheryl Newby Gallery, Oak Lea

Steamboats: A model of the Planter and photos highlight the golden age of steamboats on Georgetown County’s rivers in the 19th and 20th centuries. S.C. Maritime Museum, Front Street

Artisans of the Cotton Trail: Paintings, photos, fiber, pottery and sculpture among works of over 20 South Carolina artisans. Through May 2, Rice Museum. Free

“Swim; An artist’s journey”: Charles Williams, a Georgetown County native and regular visiting-artist at the Waccamaw schools, debuts works inspired by a near-drowning experience and the cultural fear of the water among black youth. Through April 23, Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m., Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum, Myrtle Beach. Call 238-2510 to reserve a place. Free

Environmental Impact: Works by 75 artists from around the world in a variety of media that focus on natural resource issues. Through April 26, Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission


WHS baseball at Dillon, April 17, 6 p.m.; hosts Marion, April 21, 6:30 p.m.; hosts Andrews, April 22, 6:30 p.m.

WHS golf at Tournament of Champions, April 19-20, Daniel Island Club

WHS soccer: Varsity at Marion, April 17, girls at 6 p.m., boys at 7:30 p.m. Girls host Academic Magnet, April 20, JV at 5:30 p.m., varsity at 7 p.m. Boys host Wexford, Ont., April 21, 6 p.m.

WHS softball at Dillon, April 17, 6:30 p.m.; at Timberland, April 20, 7:30 p.m.; hosts Marion, April 21, 6:30 p.m.; hosts Dillon, April 23, 6:30 p.m.

WHS tennis hosts Loris, April 21, 4:30 p.m.; at Porter-Gaud, April 23, 4:30 p.m. Home matches at Stables Park tennis complex

WHS track and field at Carolina Forest, April 16, 4:30 p.m.; at Cane Bay Invitational, April 18; at St. James, April 22, 5 p.m.

Sports injury clinic: Free screenings for children 8 and older. April 18, 8-10 a.m., Waccamaw Orthopaedics and Spine

Fast and the Furriest: A 5K run/walk benefits St. Frances Animal Center. April 25, 9 a.m., East Bay Park. $30 for 5K, $10 for kids/pets fun run. Call 546-0780 to register

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

Et cetera

“From Minuets to Muskets”: Benefit for DAR scholarships includes performances of Colonial women’s stories, silent auction and lunch. April 17, 11:15 a.m., DeBordieu. $85. Call 325-1800

Test drive fundraiser: Family Justice Center gets $20 for everyone who tries a new Ford. April 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tidelands Ford

Spring Tide: Annual cleanup of Murrells Inlet and surrounding streets includes chowder and music for the volunteers. April 19, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Morse Landing Park.

Habitat benefit: Portion of meal proceeds aids Habitat for Humanity and learn about how to help during Lowcountry Giving Day in May. April 21, 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Applewood House of Pancakes

Arbor Day tree party: Trees for Tomorrow gives away free live oak and red oak seedlings along with planting information. April 25, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for community groups, 1-3 p.m. for general public, tree care seminars at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Hog Heaven

Shag festival: Heart ’n’ Soul performs at Georgetown Rotary Club street dance to benefit Alzheimer’s research. April 25, 6 p.m. dance lessons, 7 p.m. festival, King Street, Georgetown. $20 at winyahreunion75.wix.com/winyah-reunion

Sailing camps: Registration open for summer program for children 8-14. S.C. Maritime Museum. $200 ($180 for museum members) at scmaritimemuseum.org

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 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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