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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Georgetown County Tourism Management Commission: Aug. 21, 3:30 p.m., Lachicotte Co. office

Georgetown County Planning Commission: Aug. 21, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers

Georgetown Democratic Breakfast Club: Aug. 22, 7:30 a.m., Aunny’s restaurant, 926 Front St.

Georgetown County Democrats: Aug. 28, 6 p.m., Georgetown County Library

Churches

Women in the Word: Registration opens for community Bible study that will focus on the Gospel of John. Thursdays, Sept. 4-Nov. 20, 9:30-11:30 a.m., All Saints Church. Childcare available. Call 237-4223 ext. 205 or go online.

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

Education

Healthy shopping: Tour the supermarket with a Georgetown Hospital System dietitian to learn about food labels and nutrition. Aug. 21, 5 p.m., Food Lion, Pawleys Island. Free, but call 520-8288 to register

Women’s history cruise: Travel the Waccamaw and Pee Dee rivers on a pontoon tour boat and learn about the contributions of women to the area’s history. Aug. 25, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., from Hobcaw Discovery Center. $50

Better siblings: Children learn how to be big brothers or sisters to a newborn. Aug. 25, 6 p.m., Waccamaw Community Hospital. Free, but call 520-8490 to register

Saving Sandy Island: Talks on the history and preservation of the island from Lee Brockington and Maria Whitehead along with a screening of the SCETV documentary. Aug. 26, 6 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $25 includes supper. Call 546-4623 to register

CPR class: Learn a lifesaving skill. Aug. 28, 6 p.m., Wachesaw Conference Center. $10. Call 520-8490 to register

Health screening: Free screenings for blood pressure, osteoporosis, hearing, vision, blood sugar, oral cancer and body fat analysis plus low-cost blood, thyroid, diabetes and PSA tests along with information from Georgetown Hospital System staff. Sept. 5, 7:30-10:30 a.m., Belin Methodist Church. Registration packets at Waccamaw Community and Georgetown Memorial hospitals for blood tests. Call 520-8447 for more information

Quit smoking: Free six-part series from the American Cancer Society. Sept. 8, 10, 15, 17, 22 and 24, 6 p.m., Wachesaw Conference Center. Call 520-8447 to register

Arts & Entertainment

Strand Cinema: “Wet Behind the Ears,” best friends adjust to life after college, Aug. 22, 2:30 p.m.; “As High as the Sky,” woman’s regimented life is disrupted by surprise visit from carefree sister with kids, Aug. 22, 7 p.m.; “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me,” documentary on the late Broadway and cabaret performer, Aug. 23, 2:30 p.m.; “Alan Partridge,” film based on long-running BBC radio comedy series, Aug. 23, 7 p.m., Strand Theater. $7

Moveable Feast: Mark Powell (“The Sheltering”), Aug. 22, Pawleys Plantation. Signing 2 p.m. at Litchfield Books. Next: Linwood Barclay (“No Safe House”), Aug. 29, Inlet Affairs. $25. For more information, call 235-9600

CD signing: Ron Daise signs his new collection of songs and stories “Gullah Tings fa Tink Bout.” Aug. 29, 6-8 p.m., Barefoot Barista

Book signing: Pat Guerry Hodnett signs “In Full Sun.” Aug. 30, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Clock Tower Books, Georgetown

Ambassadors of Jazz: Free concert by the Army band sponsored by the Georgetown County Cultural Council. Aug. 30, 6 p.m., Francis Marion Park

Exhibits

Past Presidents’ Palettes: Works by former Georgetown County Watercolor Society presidents Susan Goodman, Janice Coward and Gail Joley go on display with reception. Aug. 22, 4-6 p.m., 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.

Sports

WHS cross country at Coastal Carolina Invitational. Aug. 29, 4:30 p.m.

WHS football starts regular season at Andrews. Aug. 22, 7 p.m.

WHS girls tennis at Florence Tennis Association Tournament, Aug. 22-24

WHS swimming at Carolina Forest Invitational, Aug. 23, Pepper Geddings Center, Myrtle Beach

WHS volleyball at Carolina Forest Tournament. Aug. 23; at Carolina Forest with Johnsonville, Aug. 26, 5:30 p.m.; home to Georgetown, Aug. 28, B-team at 5 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.

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

Back to school bash: Chance to meet teachers and help raise funds for field improvements with raffle for hot air balloon rides and food sales. Aug. 18, 4-7 p.m. meet teachers, 6-8 p.m. balloon rides, Waccamaw Intermediate School

Benefit dinner: Mediterranean dishes by Chef Jeff Tuttle are on the menu for the popular Friends of the Waccamaw Library fundraiser. Aug. 19, 7 p.m., Carefree Catering. $37.50/person. Call 237-8859 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. 237-3591 or nar-anon.com


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