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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet


Georgetown County Board of Zoning Appeals: May 5, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers

Waccamaw Neck Council of Property Owners Associations: May 9, 9 a.m., Pawleys Island Realty

Pawleys Island Town Council: May 9, 5 p.m., Pawleys Island Chapel

Georgetown County Council: May 10, 5:30 p.m., council chambers


Stay to Pray: Sanctuary doors open for prayer following the Blessing of the Inlet. May 7, noon-1 p.m., Belin Memorial United Methodist 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. Third Sunday of the month, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Highway 17


Safe boating: Coast Guard Auxiliary covers the basics of operation and maintenance. May 7, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Horry-Georgetown Tech, Georgetown Campus. $30 ($40 for couples sharing books). Call 843-333-1225 to register

Hike Hobcaw: A guided 2-mile beachfront walk along the undeveloped south end of Debidue Island. May 13, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Hobcaw Barony. $25. Register at 843-546-4623 or hobcawbarony.org

Sweetgrass baskets: Adrina Glover demonstrates the traditional Lowcountry craft. May 14, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Kaminski House Museum, Georgetown

Sunset Lodge: David Gregg Hodges talks about “The Economic Impact of Sunset Lodge,” Georgetown’s world-renowned brothel, as part of the Baruch Roundtable series. May 19, 6 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $75, includes dinner. Register at 843-546-4623 or hobcawbarony.org

Arts & Entertainment

Moveable Feast: Mary Alice Monroe (“A Lowcountry Wedding”), May 6, 11 a.m., Pawleys Plantation. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: John Hart (“Redemption Road”), May 13, Kimbel’s. $25. (Waiting list). For more information, call 843-235-9600

Artwalk: Displays of juried art, kids art programs and concerts. May 6, 5-7 p.m. art crawl and reception; May 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; May 8, 2 p.m. band concert, 3 p.m. awards ceremony, Downtown Georgetown

“Muscle Shoals”: Film looks at the music that made an Alabama town “The Recording Hit Capital of the World.” May 6, 6:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free

Authors Table: Daniel Cross Turner, editor of “Hard Lines: Rough South Poetry,” discusses the anthology and two of the poets, Adam Vines and Hastings Hensel, read their works. May 12, 4:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free

“The Fantasticks”: Swamp Fox Players production of the long-running musical. May 20-21, 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


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

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

International photographer: Works by the Argentine-born Carmen Albertolli Daughtry, now living in North Carolina. Through May, Waccamaw Library

History of Fishing: From shellfish gathering to billfish tournaments. S.C. Maritime Museum, Front Street


WHS golf hosts state AA championship, May 16-17, True Blue

WHS soccer: Girls playoff games May 6 and May 9; boys home to Silver Bluff, May 5, 6 p.m. Other playoff games May 7 and May 10

WHS tennis starts playoffs May 5, 4:30 p.m., Stables Park; other matches May 9, May 11 and May 14

WHS track at Lower State meet, May 7, Woodland High

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

Et cetera

Benefit yard sale: Donated items from around the community on sale to aid Pawleys Island Child Development Center programs. May 6-7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 142 Rybolt Rd.

Blessing of the Inlet: Celebration turns 20 with food, music, arts and crafts and a blessing. May 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (11:30 a.m. blessing), Belin Memorial United Methodist Church

Shredding for a cause: Dispose of confidential documents while raising money for the JOY School special needs program at Pawleys Island Presbyterian at the rate of 25 cents a pound. May 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wildes Financial Strategies, Marina Drive, Georgetown. Donations of school supplies for JOY School also accepted

Derby on the Creek: Benefit for St. Christopher’s Children includes food, drinks, dancing and games coinciding with the running of the Kentucky Derby. May 7, 4:30-9:30 p.m., Crawford home, DeBordieu. $50/person. Send checks to P.O. Box 749, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

McBenefit: American Legion Post 197 gets 15 percent of sales to aid Boys State and oratorical competition. May 10, 4-7 p.m., McDonald’s, Pawleys Island

Dining for a Cause: Portion of dinner proceeds benefit Miss Ruby’s Kids early-childhood education program. May 12, from 4:30 p.m., Lee’s Inlet Kitchen. Call 843-651-2881 for reservations

Blood drive: Red Cross collects a pint from eligible donors. May 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Waccamaw Community Hospital

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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