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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Pawleys Island Planning Commission: Oct. 9, 4 p.m., Pawleys Island Realty

Georgetown County Water and Sewer District: Oct. 9, 6 p.m., district office, Clearwater Drive

Pawleys Island Town Council: Oct. 13, 5 p.m., Waccamaw Library

Georgetown County Council: Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m., council chambers

Waccamaw Neck Council of Property Owners Associations: Annual meeting includes project updates and candidates for House District 108, Rep. Stephen Goldfinch and Vida Miller. Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m., Litchfield by the Sea Beach Club. Open to property owners in member associations

Georgetown County Tourism Management Commission: Oct. 16, 3:30 p.m., Lachicotte Co. office

Georgetown County Planning Commission: Oct. 16, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers

Churches

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

Grand Strand Genealogy Club: Cheri Passey discusses Evidentia software for maintaining records. Oct. 11, 10:15 a.m., Chapin Library, Myrtle Beach. Visitors welcome

Sweetgrass baskets: Barbara McCormick of McClellanville explains the history and technique of the Lowcountry craft. Oct. 11, 11-2 p.m., Kaminski House Museum

Lowcountry Herb Society: Denise Leonard of Greenskeeper Florist gives a program on designs with herbs and flowers. Oct. 14, 10 a.m., St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church. New members welcome. Annual dues are $20

Senior Scholars: April Dennison talks about her novel “Free in Deed.” Oct. 14, 10 a.m., Georgetown Library. Free

Handle with Care: Class teaches prospective parents how to care for a newborn. Oct. 14, 6 p.m., Wachesaw Conference Center. Free, but call 520-8490 to register

Better Breathers: First meeting of support group to help people manage chronic lung disease. Oct. 17, 1 p.m., Waccamaw Community Hospital. Call 652-1624 for information

Homebuyer workshop: Course helps first-time buyers get certification to qualify for aid on down payment, closing costs and other items. Oct. 18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Bunnelle Center, Pawleys Island. Free, lunch included. Register at 843-973-7285

Arts & Entertainment

Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art: Closing weekend of performances. Swingle Singers, Oct. 9, 7 p.m., $50, $35, $25; Annie Moses Band, Oct. 10, 7 p.m., $50, $35, $25; Bronx Wanderers, Oct. 11, 7 p.m., $45, $25; Seaside Showcase of local performers, Oct. 12, 3-7 p.m., free. All performances at Reserve Golf Club. Tickets at pawleysmusic.com or 626-8911

Moveable Feast: Stuart Woods (“Paris Match”), Oct. 10, 11 a.m., Pawleys Plantation. Signing at 2 p.m. at Litchfield Books. Next: Cassandra King (“Same Sweet Girls Guide to Life”), Oct. 17, Inlet Affairs. $25. For more information, call 235-9600

Book signing: T. Allen Winn signs his novel “The Perfect Spook House.” Oct. 11, 1-3 p.m., Clock Tower Books, Georgetown

Made in the Shade: Kevin Jayroe is joined by the After 5 band for a program of show tunes and current songs to close out the performance series. Oct. 11, 5 p.m., Kaminski House Museum lawn. Free. Bring your seating and picnics

Band concert: Navy Fleet Forces Band, a 45-piece wind ensemble, performs. Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m., Waccamaw High auditorium. Free

Walk the Arts: Showcase for arts and artists kicks off the 25th annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show. Oct. 16, 5-7:30 p.m., Front Street, Georgetown

Belin Sings Broadway: Chancel choir sings hits from the Great White Way. Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Belin Memorial United Methodist Church. Free

“Little Shop of Horrors”: Flower shop worker seeks fame with help of hungry plant in musical comedy inspired by classic horror film. Oct. 17-18, 24-25, 30-31 and Nov. 1 at 8 p.m., Oct. 26 and Nov. 2 at 2:30 p.m., Strand Theater. $18. Call 527-2924 for tickets

Exhibits

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.

Sports

WHS cross country at Disney World Classic, Oct. 10-11; hosts St. James and Socastee, Oct. 16, 5 p.m., Stables Park

WHS football hosts Loris, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. JV at Aynor, Oct. 16, 6 p.m.

WHS swimming at state meet, Oct. 11, 3 p.m., University of South Carolina Natatorium

WHS girls tennis at Dillon, Oct. 13, 4:30 p.m.

WHS volleyball: JV at Lugoff-Elgin, Oct. 11; home to Dillon, Oct. 14, JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.; at Wando, Oct. 16, JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m.

Bridge2Bridge Run: Half marathon, 12K, 5K and kids fun run. Oct. 11, 7:30 a.m., Front Street. $70/13.1K, $60/12K, $30/5K (all with $10 off for under age 18), $5/fun run for up to age 12). Register online at bridge2bridgerun.com

Golf benefits: Golf Fore Kids aids Miss Ruby’s Kids early-childhood literacy program. Oct. 13, Wachesaw Plantation. $150 includes dinner at Kimbel’s ($30 for non-golfers at awards dinner). Call 436-7199 to register

• Tournament for Coastal Animal Rescue includes breakfast and awards ceremony with hors d’oeuvres. Oct. 27, 9 a.m., Wachesaw Plantation. $124. Register online at coastalanimalrescue.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

Book sale: Donated books help raise money for library programs. Oct. 9, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Georgetown Library. $2/hardcovers, $1/paperbacks

Household hazards: County Public Services Department collects waste household chemicals, paint, batteries and oil. Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Palmetto Ace. Free rain barrels to first 10 residents with five items or more

Fashion show: Benefit raises awareness of breast cancer and money for hospital’s indigent patient fund with fashion, a talk by Dr. Craig Brackett, hors d’oeuvres, drinks and desserts. Oct. 11, 4 p.m., The Hammock Shops. $20. Tickets available at all shops

Chilympics: Benefit for local chapter of Surfrider Foundation includes chili from over 40 cooks, arts and crafts, and music. Oct. 12, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Hot Fish Club and King Street Grille. Free admission. $1 chili samples

Blood drive: Red Cross collects a pint from eligible donors. Oct. 13, 12:30-5:30 p.m., HealthPoint

Spaghetti dinner: Benefit for Dragon Boat at the Beach paddling team includes dinner and dessert to eat in or take out. Oct. 16, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Applewood House of Pancakes. $15

Garden festival: Lowcountry Herb Society raises money for scholarship program while sharing planting tips and recipes. Oct. 17-18, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Inlet Culinary Garden, Bypass 17

Homecoming parade: Registration open for community floats in the Waccamaw High homecoming parade along Kings River Road. Oct. 17, 4:30 p.m., from All Saints Church. $12 for floats, $5 for walkers or individual vehicles. Registration forms at the school office

Benefit yard sale: Fundraiser for Georgetown Hospital System Auxiliary. Oct. 18, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., NextStep office, Highway 17, Georgetown. Sales space available for $20. Call 235-0089

Family campout: Rangers guide new and beginning tent campers on an overnight adventure. Oct. 18-19, 10 a.m. Saturday to 1 p.m. Sunday, Huntington Beach State Park. $50/family, includes equipment if needed and activities. Call 235-8755 to register

Kitchen tour: Tickets on sale for benefit for Miss Ruby’s Kids early-childhood literacy program that opens the doors to kitchens in Georgetown’s Historic District. Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $30. Call 436-7199 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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