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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet


Georgetown County Tourism Management Commission: Sept. 18, 3:30 p.m., Lachicotte Co. office

Georgetown County Planning Commission: Sept. 18, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers

Georgetown County Republican Women: Kristen Beckham, field director for the state party, talks about technology in the campaign. Sept. 22, noon, Applewood House of Pancakes

Georgetown County Council: Sept. 23, 5:30 p.m., council chambers

Stump meeting: Candidates for federal, state and local offices meet voters in event sponsored by Chamber of Commerce and Association of Realtors. Sept. 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Kaminski House Museum. Free, but Lowcountry boil dinners available for $10 ($8 in advance at the Chamber, 546-8436)


Rite of Christian Initiation: Introduction to the Roman Catholic Church and its beliefs and practices in open series of classes for adults who want to join the church. Sept. 18, 7 p.m., Precious Blood of Christ Catholic 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


Lunch Money: Personal finance series at county library branches starts with “Building a Budget.” Sept. 19, noon, Georgetown Library. “How Credit Works,” Sept. 23 at Waccamaw Library, Sept. 26 at Georgetown Library. Free, lunch included

New arrivals: Classes for parents and children in handling newborns. Sept. 20, 9 a.m. for adults, 3 p.m. for children, Georgetown Memorial Hospital. Free, but call 520-8490 to register

Estuaries of Georgetown: Demonstrations and exhibits highlight the importance of coastal habitats. Sept. 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Georgetown Education Center, 909 Front St. Free

Talking about Gullah: Tracey Weldon, a professor at USC, discusses the origins and the future of the Gullah language that’s part of African-American culture in the Lowcountry, launching a series of programs on Gullah culture. Sept. 21, 2 p.m., Georgetown Library. Free

Hobcaw beach: A guided trip to the undeveloped shoreline and maritime forest. Sept. 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $25. Call 546-4623 to register

Healthy choices: Six part series for people with ongoing health problems. Mondays, Sept. 22 through Oct. 20, 1 p.m., Wachesaw Conference Center. Free, but call 520-8490 to register

Senior Scholars: Kelly Jayroe talks about the Five Wishes program of Amedysis. Sept. 23, 10 a.m., Georgetown Library. Free

Sheriff’s Citizens Academy: A seven-week series provides an inside look at the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office. Tuesdays starting Sept. 23, 6-8 p.m. Free and open to county residents 18 or older who complete a criminal background check. Registration forms online at gcsheriff.org

CPR class: Learn a lifesaving skill. Sept. 25, 6 p.m., Wachesaw Conference Center. $10. Call 520-8490 to register

History underground: Archaeologist Karen Smith talks about her work on the area’s pre-colonial settlement. Sept. 26, 6 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $25 includes supper. Call 546-4623 to register

Arts & Entertainment

Seaside Palette: Over 50 artists expected to set up easels in the Georgetown Historic District in this opening event of the Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art. Sept. 19-20, artists reception and sale Sept. 20, 3-5 p.m., Kaminski House Museum. (Rain date, Sept. 26-27)

Moveable Feast: Francine Bryson (“Blue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck Kitchen”), Sept. 19, 11 a.m., Carefree Catering. Signing 2 p.m. at Litchfield Books. Next: Kimberly Grigg (“Secrets of Southern Design”), Sept. 26, Sea View Inn. $25. For more information, call 235-9600

Strand Cinema: “Still Mine,” elderly craftsman fights bureaucrat to build home for himself and his ailing wife, Sept. 19, 2:30 p.m.; “Addicted to Plastic,” documentary on environmental impact of plastic, Sept. 19, 7 p.m.; “Instructions Not Included,” birth mother shows up to reclaim child left on man’s doorstep six years earlier, Sept. 20, 2:30 p.m.; “The Selfish Giant,” teens try to make their fortune in the scrap business, Sept. 20, 7 p.m., Strand Theater. $7


Past Presidents’ Palettes: Works by former Georgetown County Watercolor Society presidents Susan Goodman, Janice Coward and Gail Joley. Through Nov. 1, Rice Museum

National Sculpture Society: Works by 48 contemporary figurative sculptors. Through Nov. 2, Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission

“The Henrietta”: The story of the largest wooden sailing ship built in South Carolina. S.C. Maritime Museum, Front Street. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.


WHS cross country at Myrtle Beach, Sept. 23, 5 p.m.

WHS football hosts Green Sea-Floyds, Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.; JV hosts Andrews, Sept. 18, 6 p.m.

WHS girls golf vs. St. James and Georgetown, Sept. 24, 4:30 p.m, International Club

WHS swimming at St. James meet, Sept. 20, Coastal Carolina University Aquatic Center

WHS girls tennis hosts Aynor, Sept. 18; at Marion, Sept. 22. Home matches 4:30 p.m. at Stables Park Tennis Complex

WHS volleyball at Aynor, Sept. 18, JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.; JV and B-team home to Carvers Bay, Sept. 22, from 5 p.m.; varsity home to Marion, Sept. 23, 6 p.m.

Golf benefit: Fundraiser for SC Cares animal sanctuary includes food, contests and prizes. Sept. 27, 8:30 a.m., Wedgefield Plantation. $65/player. Registration information at sc-cares.org

Injury clinics: Free evaluations for student athletes. Saturdays through Nov. 1, 8-10 a.m., Waccamaw Orthopaedics and NextStep Georgetown. Call 652-8160

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

Et cetera

Open house: Get a look at renovated preschool facility and learn about plans for a community mural project. Sept. 18, 6 p.m., Pawleys Island Child Development Center, Parkersville Road

Beach Sweep: Volunteers pick up and record litter in 26th annual event. Sept. 20, 9 a.m.-noon, Pawleys Island (meet at the Nature Park) and Huntington Beach State Park

Dining for a cause: Portion of lunch and dinner proceeds benefits Miss Ruby’s Kids early-childhood literacy program. Sept. 24, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Quigley’s. Call 237-7010 for reservations

Barbecue benefit: Fundraiser for Pawleys Island Christian Academy features meals from Hog Heaven to eat in or take out. Sept. 24, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Pawleys Island Community Church. $10. Lunch delivery available for orders of five or more plates. Call 237-9293

Family festival: Games, crafts, food and more. Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-noon, HealthPoint. $10/family

Prescription drug collection: Expired and unwanted medicines are taken with no questions asked in this program by the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office. Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Midway Fire and Rescue, St. Paul’s Place, or sheriff’s office, Fraser Street, Georgetown

Brew at the Zoo: Benefit for waterfowl exhibit includes tastings of over 30 beers, talks on homebrewing and music. Sept. 27, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens Lowcountry Zoo. $40 ($15 for designated drivers). Call 235-6016 for tickets

Farmers markets: Sponsored by Georgetown County Parks and Recreation. Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Waccamaw Regional Recreation Center, Parkersville; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., East Bay Park, Georgetown

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 Thursdays, 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

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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