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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Georgetown County Planning Commission: Nov. 20, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers

Georgetown County Democratic Party: Nov. 20, 6 p.m., Georgetown County Library

Georgetown County GOP Women: Nov. 24, noon, Applewood House of Pancakes

Churches

Alpha conference: Learn about the Alpha program and its approach to helping people explore their Christianity. Nov. 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., All Saints Church. Call 237-4223, ext. 205, to register

Apple Dumpling Festival: Homemade dumplings and other foods plus a crafts sale raise money for church and community projects. Nov. 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran 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

Wellness class: First program in a Learn It and Live It series offers information to help people quit smoking. Nov. 20, 5:30 p.m., Georgetown County YMCA. Free

Clay by hand: Adult class in creating object with slab, coil and pinchpot techniques. Tuesdays, 4-8 p.m., Waccamaw Intermediate. $100 for four two-hour sessions, includes materials and firing. Call 222-9644 to register

Arts & Entertainment

Moveable Feast: Sharyn McCrum, (“Nora Bonesteel’s Christmas Past”), Nov. 21, 11 a.m., Pawleys Plantation. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: Bernie Schein (“All Over Town”) and Maggie Shein (“Lost Cantos of the Ouroboros Caves”), Dec. 5, Ocean One. $25. For more information, call 235-9600

Strand Cinema: “The Grand Seduction,” fishing village uses wiles to recruit a young doctor, Nov. 21, 2:30 p.m.; “Begin Again,” couple learns the redemptive power of music, Nov. 21, 7 p.m.; “The Secret in Their Eyes,” retired agent revisits old murder case while writing novel, Nov. 22, 2:30 p.m.; “Wish I Was Here,” struggling actor learns about himself while home-schooling his kids, Nov. 22, 7 p.m., Strand Theater. $7

Arts homecoming: New works by area artists go on display with reception and local authors Larry Ketron and Bill Woodson sign their books at gallery reopening with a portion of sales to benefit an upcoming exhibit by artist Charles Williams. Nov. 22, 2-5 p.m., Art Works, Litchfield Exchange

Christmas cabaret: Tickets on sale for Indigo Choral Society dinner concert. Dec. 1 and 2, 6:30 p.m., Holy Cross-Faith Memorial Episcopal Church. $50 or $375 for table of eight. E-mail indigores@roadrunner.com for reservations

Exhibits

“Yes, Virginia”: Paintings by Tom Browning, a Santa Claus artist, accompanied by toy trains plus “Signs of the Season in Flora and Fauna.” Nov. 28-Jan. 4, Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission

Georgetown County Watercolor Society: Annual exhibit by local artists. Through Jan. 11, Rice Museum

“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 basketball: Boys varsity vs. Summerville in Steel-Town Shootout, Nov. 21, 5:30 p.m., Georgetown High. Tourney continues Nov. 24-25. Girls varsity vs. Carvers Bay in Sand and Hoops Invitational, Nov. 24, 6:45 p.m., Socastee High. Play continues Nov. 25-26

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

Et cetera

Dining for a cause: Portion of dinner sales aid Miss Ruby’s Kids early-childhood education program. Nov. 20, 5-9:30 p.m., Frank’s restaurant. Call 237-3030 for reservations

Holiday boutique: Over 40 arts and crafts vendors and barbecue plates with a portion of sales aiding Murrells Inlet 2020. Nov. 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Inlet Affairs. $8/plate (includes $2 donation)

Santa Paws: Pet photos with Santa raise money for animal medical needs. Saturdays Nov. 22-Dec. 13, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., All 4 Paws, Petrigru Drive. From $10

Blood drive: Red Cross collects a pint from eligible donors. Nov. 25, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Belin Family Life Center

Acorns and animals: Family festival benefits S.C. Cares animal sanctuary with games, raffle and food. Nov. 29, 1-6 p.m., Beaver Bar, Business 17

Health insurance fairs: Get help enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Tuesdays at Waccamaw Community Hospital (except Nov. 25), Thursdays at Georgetown Memorial Hospital (except Nov. 27), 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Dec. 30

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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