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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet


Georgetown County School Board: Sept. 1, 5:30 p.m., Beck Education Center

Pawleys Island Civic Association: Annual meeting. Sept. 5, 10 a.m., Pawleys Island Chapel


Red Light: Solicitor Jimmy Richardson and Assistant Attorney General Marie Sazehn are among the speakers for a program about halting human trafficking. Aug. 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Belin Memorial United Methodist Church. Free (including box lunch), but register online at belinumc.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. Last Sunday of the month, 4:30-6 p.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Highway 17


Parenting workshop: Jim Rogers, author of “The Incredible Power of Effective Parenting,” leads a workshop. Aug. 27, 5:30-7 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free

Lowcountry Herb Society: Cheri Ward from Blue Pearl Farms in McClellanville is the speaker for a new season of meetings. Sept. 8, 10 a.m., Waccamaw Library. Annual dues are $20. New members welcome

Arts & Entertainment

Moveable Feast: Carol Wall (“Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening”), Aug. 28, 11 a.m., Kimbel’s. Signing at 2 p.m., Litchfield Books. Next: Angela Williams (“Hush Now, Baby”), Sept. 4, Great Pee Dee Q. $25. For more information, call 843-235-9600

Strand Cinema: “5 to 7,” novelist has affair with diplomat’s wife, Aug. 28, 2:30 p.m.; “Mommy,” widow cares for institutionalized teen, Aug. 28, 7 p.m.; “The Big Picture,” successful lawyer assumes dead man’s identity, Aug. 29, 2:30 p.m.; “Gett: The Trial of Viviane Ansalem,” Israeli woman struggles to get a divorce, Aug. 29, 7 p.m., Strand Theater. $7


Life, History and Roots: Oil paintings of Lowcountry landscapes by Pat Puckett. Through September, Waccamaw Library

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

Carolinas Converge: Exhibit of works by students of Bruce Chandler from North and South Carolina go on display with a reception. Through Sept. 26, Rice Museum

National Sculpture Society: Annual juried exhibit of 57 works by top figurative sculptors. Through Nov. 1, Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission

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


WHS cross country hosts county meet, Sept. 3, 5 p.m., Stables Park; at Eye Opener Invitational, Sept. 4-5, Spartanburg

WHS football: Varsity hosts Hannah-Pamplico. Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m.

WHS girls tennis hosts Johnsonville, Aug. 27, 5 p.m., Stable Park Tennis Center

WHS volleyball: Varsity, JV and B-team at Carolina Forest with Johnsonville, Aug. 27, 5:30 p.m.; varsity and JV at Wando, Sept. 1, 5:30 p.m.; varsity hosts Carolina Forest and Johnsonville, Sept. 3, 5:30 p.m.

Fishing tournament: Inshore Fishing Association Redfish Tour returns with a top prize of a $26,000 boat package. Aug. 29, Campbell Marine Complex. $250/team at ifatours.com. Also, IFA Kayak Tour, Aug. 30. $50 plus membership. Register Aug. 29, 5 p.m., Campbell Marine Complex

Sports injury clinics: Screening for children 8-18 by staff from Tidelands Health. Saturdays through November 1, 8-10 a.m., Waccamaw Orthopaedics in Murrells Inlet and NextStep Rehabilitation in Georgetown

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

Et cetera

Inlet cleanup: Volunteers needed for first of Murrells Inlet 2020’s monthly trash pickups. Aug. 29, 9 a.m. Call 357-2007

Toastmasters: An open house provides an introduction to the organization that helps members develop communication and leadership skills. Aug. 29, 11 a.m., Waccamaw Library

Benefit fish fry: Meals, music and raffles aid SC-Cares animal sanctuary, which will have animals on hand. Aug. 29, 1-6 p.m., On the 1/2 Shell, Bypass 17

Food drive: American Legion Post 197 in Pawleys Island collects non-perishable items for the Baskervill Food Pantry through the month of August. Drop items at CVS Pharmacy, Carolina Cleaners, Maria’s Clip Joint Salon, Tidelands Ford, Take 2 Resale, Good Times Consignment and Devon’s Salon. Send cash donations to Post 197, P.O. Box 3295, Pawleys Island, SC 29585 or call 704-599-9107 for more information

Health screening: Free and low-cost screenings by staff from Tidelands Health. Sept. 4, 7:30-10:30 a.m., Belin Memorial United Methodist Church. Register in advance at Waccamaw Community or Georgetown Memorial hospitals, or at the screening

Celebrity gala: You provide the celebrity (dressing up as your favorite) Murrells Inlet 2020 provides the red carpet, paparazzi and limos in this benefit, which includes food and dancing to Tru Sol. Sept. 18, 7-11 p.m., Wachesaw Plantation Club. $100/person at 357-2007 or murrellsinletsc.com

In the Pink: Registration open for 2-mile breast cancer awareness walk that raises funds for screenings for patients with little or no insurance. Oct. 3, 8:30 a.m, Waccamaw Medical Park. $25 through Sept. 4 at tidelandshealth.org, $30 afterward

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 Mondays, 6 p.m. Call 843-436-5900 for location

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

Nar-Anon: Support for friends and families of addicts. Sundays, 7 p.m. nar-anon.com

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