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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet


Town hall: Pawleys Island Town Council meets with constituents to discuss issues and concerns. May 27, 4:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library

Litchfield Beaches Property Owners Association: Annual meeting. May 28, 10 a.m., Waccamaw Library

Georgetown County Board of Education: June 7, 5:30 p.m., Beck Education Center


Vacation Bible School: Places filling up for “Cave Quest: Following Jesus, the light of the world.” June 26-30, 5:30-8 p.m., Belin Memorial United Methodist Church. Register at the Family Life Center

• Registration open for “Pets Unleashed: Where Jesus cares fur you,” a program for children age 4 through fifth-grade. June 27-29, 9 a.m.-noon, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Free. Call 843-237-2795 to register

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


Plantation archaeology: An “open house” at the site of a former slave village gives visitors insight in to the workings of a dig and its findings. May 27, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission

Writers workshop: Mary Anne Benedetto offers advice for memoir writers. May 31, 6:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free, but space limited. Call 843-545-3303 to register

First aid class: Free class sponsored by Murrells Inlet Elks Lodge and taught by Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire and Rescue leads to certification. June 13, 3-5 p.m. or June 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Elks Lodge, Business 17. Space limited. Call 843-446-9084 to register

Coastal ecology: Camps for rising second- through fifth-graders run by Hobcaw staff. Four-day sessions start June 7, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $125. Space limited. Register at hobcawbarony.org

Summer camps: Creative arts and science programs for children 6-10 sponsored by Coastal Carolina University. June 27-July 1, 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. and 1-5 p.m., Litchfield Education Center. $75/half-day camps, $150/full-day camps. Details and registration at coastal.edu/outreach

Arts & Entertainment

“The Fantasticks”: Swamp Fox Players production of the long-running musical. May 26-28 and June 2-4 at 8 p.m., May 29 and June 5 at 2:30 p.m., Strand Theater. $20. Call 843-527-2924 for tickets

Moveable Feast: Mary Kay Andrews (“The Weekenders”), May 27, 11 a.m., Pawleys Plantation. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: Dorothea Benton Frank (“All Summer Long”), May 31, signing at Litchfield Books, 3-4:30 p.m., reception at Art Works in Litchfield Exchange, 5-6:30 p.m. $40 for reception includes signed copy. Karen White (“Flight Patterns”), June 3, Pawleys Plantation. $25. For more information, call 843-235-9600

“Alice Flagg”: Opera by WHS graduate Joseph Kaz recounts the popular local legend of a ghost who searches for her engagement ring. May 30, 7 p.m., Winyah Auditorium. $25 at ccgc.yapsody.com

Coastal Poets: A new group continues a series of open mic nights. June 2, 7 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free

Raising the roof: Art and book sale helps Sandy Island resident re-roof her bed and breakfast home, accompanied by food and music from the Island Jazz Quartet. June 4, 2-5 p.m., Litchfield Exchange

Indigo Choral Society: For 20th anniversary, community chorus looks for alumni to join July 4th concert. Rehearsals Monday, 6:30 p.m., Georgetown Presbyterian Church. E-mail ics@indigochoral.com for details

In concert: Donna and Mark Grooms, who perform with the legendary Skyliners, play the Kimbel Lodge. June 18, 3 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $25 at 843-235-9600 or classatpawleys.com


Equestrian prints: Works from the 19th and 20th century collection of Philip Mulholland. Through June 25, Rice Museum

Jane Woodward: Vibrant coastal scenes in oil and acrylic by a Murrells Inlet artist. Through June, Waccamaw Library

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


Stand up and step out: 5K race benefits Family Justice Center programs for victims of domestic violence. May 28, 8 a.m., Stables Park. $25 at runsignup.com, $30 on race day

Golf benefits: Harbor City Scholarship Classic raises funds for Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. May 28, 8:30 a.m., Founders Club. Call 843-527-2448 to register

• Georgetown Lions Club hosts seventh annual tournament. June 4, 8:30 a.m., Founders Club. $70/player. Call 843-359-1350 for registration information

Lacrosse camp: Introduction to the game by Waccamaw High coaches and players for boys and girls in grades two through eight. June 27-29, 8-11 a.m., Waccamaw High. $75. Register by June 2 online. Scholarships available. E-mail mfrechette@gcsd.k12.sc.us for details

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

Et cetera

Memorial Day program: Retired Navy Cmdr. Joe Bull talks about the submarine USS Tang and its local connections. May 30, 10 a.m., Georgetown County Veterans Memorial, 715 Church St., Georgetown

Beach sweep: Litchfield Beaches property owners clean up after the Memorial Day holiday. June 4, 9 a.m. from Walkway 52, 9:15 a.m. from Walkway 60

Chamber of Commerce: Tickets on sale for annual awards dinner. June 9, 5:30 p.m., Pawleys Plantation. $75 at 843-546-8436 or visitgeorge.com

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

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., 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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