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WHAT’S ON

Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Pawleys Island Planning Commission: March 26, 4 p.m., Pawleys Island Realty

Georgetown County Board of Zoning Appeals: April 2, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers

Georgetown County GOP: Biennial convention. April 4, 9 a.m., Georgetown County Judicial Center

Churches

Easter egg hunts: Search by age groups and visit with the Easter Bunny. March 28, 10 a.m., Belin Memorial United Methodist Church. Bring a child-friendly food item to donate to Backpack Ministry

• Hunt accompanied by brunch and bake sale. March 29, following 10:30 a.m. Mass, Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church

Palm Sunday: The Rev. Peggy Pope is the guest speaker for a celebration. March 28, 5 p.m., St. Mary AME 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

Education

Renty Tucker: Bob Insley talks about his research into the life of the slave craftsman who built what is now the Pelican Inn, right, and became a community leader following Emancipation. March 26, 5:30 p.m., Georgetown County Library. Free

CPR class: Learn a lifesaving skill. March 26, 6 p.m., Wachesaw Conference Center. $10. Call 520-8490 to register

Healthy shopping: A Georgetown Hospital System dietician leads a tour through the grocery aisles with tips on nutrition and economy. March 31, 5 p.m., Kroger, Garden City. Free, but call 520-8288 to register

Tar Kiln Swamp: A wildlife hike with a naturalist. April 6, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $25/adults, $5/students. Call 546-4623 to register

Arts & Entertainment

“The Day the Crayons Quit”: First-grade musical adapted from the children’s book. March 26, 6:30 p.m., Waccamaw Elementary. Free

Gospel music: The Promised Land Quartet sings Southern gospel. March 26, 7 p.m., Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church. Free

Moveable Feast: Bill Noel (“First Light”), March 27, 11 a.m., Ocean One. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: Michael Parker (“All I Have in This World”), April 3, Carefree Catering. $25. For more information, call 235-9600

Strand Cinema: Italian Film Festival (with English subtitles) includes “The Mafia Only Kills in Summer,” March 27, 2:30 p.m.; “Human Capital,” March 27, 7 p.m.; “Honey,” March 28, 2:30 p.m.; “Long Live Freedom,” March 28, 7 p.m. , Strand Theater, Front Street. $7

Book signing: Lee Brockington signs “Plantation Between the Waters: A Brief History of Hobcaw Barony.” March 28, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Waterfront Books, Georgetown

“Much Ado About Nothing”: Comedy performed by the Virginia-based American Shakespeare Center. April 2, 7 p.m., Winyah Auditorium. $35. Call 520-4359

Exhibits

Steamboats: A model of the Planter and photos highlight the golden age of steamboats on Georgetown County’s rivers in the 19th and 20th centuries. S.C. Maritime Museum, Front Street

Artisans of the Cotton Trail: Paintings, photos, fiber, pottery and sculpture among works of over 20 South Carolina artisans. Through May 2, Rice Museum. Free

“Swim; An artist’s journey”: Charles Williams, a Georgetown County native and regular visiting-artist at the Waccamaw schools, debuts works inspired by a near-drowning experience and the cultural fear of the water among black youth. Through April 23, Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m., Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum, Myrtle Beach. Call 238-2510 to reserve a place. Free

Environmental Impact: Works by 75 artists from around the world in a variety of media that focus on natural resource issues. Through April 26, Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission

Sports

WHS baseball at Marion, March 27 6:30 p.m.; at Georgetown, March 28, 4 p.m.; hosts Dillon, March 31, 6:30 p.m.; at Carvers Bay, April 1, 6:30 p.m.

WHS golf at Palmetto Invitational, April 3-4, Ocean Ridge Plantation

WHS lacrosse: Boys varsity at Hilton Head, March 27, 6 p.m.; at Bluffton, March 28, 10:30 a.m.; hosts Bishop England, April 1, 6 p.m.

WHS soccer: Varsity at Aynor, March 26, girls at 6 and boys at 7:30 p.m. Boys host Mullins, March 27, 6 p.m. Varsity hosts Georgetown, March 31, girls at 5:30 p.m., boys at 7 p.m.

WHS softball at Marion, March 27, 6 p.m.; hosts Dillon, April 1, 6:30 p.m.

WHS tennis hosts Mullins, March 26, 4:30 p.m. Home matches at Stables Park tennis complex

WHS track at Beach Run, April 3, 4 p.m., Myrtle Beach High School

Race for the Inlet: Tenth year of 5K and 8K run/walk through the inlet. April 4, 8 a.m., from Morse Park Landing. $25 ($30 with timing chip) at murrellsinletsc.com or on race day

Basketball camp: Program for kids 5 to 16 on skills and strategies. April 6-10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Waccamaw Recreation Center. $99 ($60 for siblings). Register at gtcounty.org

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

Et cetera

Plantation tours: Tickets on sale for 67th annual tour of historic properties sponsored by the Women of Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church. March 27-28. $40/day, $70/two days. List of properties and registration available at princegeorgeplantationtours.com

Food drive: Sixth-graders from Teach My People and Weblos Scouts collect non-perishable items and cash for Baskervill Food Pantry. March 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Bi-Lo, Litchfield Market Village

Rainbow Run: School PTA taking pledges for event to raise funds for books. Through April 2, Waccamaw Elementary School. Call 237-4233 or e-mail melmoschgat@gmail.com to pledge

Spring break camp: County Parks and Recreation program for children. April 6-10, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Waccamaw Regional Recreation Center. $60. Call 545-3275 to register

Tax aid: AARP-IRS trained volunteers help prepare individual tax returns. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through April 14, 1-5 p.m., Waccamaw Library

“From Minuets to Muskets”: Benefit for DAR scholarships includes performances of Colonial women’s stories, silent auction and lunch. April 17, 11:15 a.m., DeBordieu. $85. Call 325-1800

Tastes at Pawleys: Ticket sales start Monday for food festival to benefit Father Pat’s Kitchen. April 26, 4-8 p.m., Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church. $4 at the church office, $5 at the door plus tasting tickets

Class of ’75: Winyah High and Winyah Academy hold their 40th reunion. May 12, South Island Plantation. Call 240-1281 for more information or go to winyahreunion75.wix.com/winyah-reunion

Sailing camps: Registration open for summer program for children 8-14. S.C. Maritime Museum. $200 ($180 for museum members) at scmaritimemuseum.org

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 Thursday, 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

Better Breathers: American Lung Association group for patients and families. Third Friday, 1 p.m., Waccamaw Community Hospital. 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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