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WHAT’S ON

Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Georgetown County Democratic Women’s Club: Feb. 27, 5:30 p.m., Bethel AME Church.

Georgetown County Council: Discussion of capital improvement plan precedes regular meeting. Feb. 28, 4 and 5:30 p.m., council chambers.

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

Churches

Mardi gras dinner: Pancake-and-sausage dinner and silent auction benefits youth programs at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church. Feb. 28, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Eggs Up Grill, Litchfield Market Village. $10 (all you can eat).

Pancake dinner: Shrove Tuesday benefit for missions aiding women and children. Feb. 28, 5-6:30 p.m., Belin Memorial United Methodist Church. $6 adults, $2 children 3-11.

Daddy-daughter dance: Benefit for international missions brings kids to the dance floor with dads, granddads and father figures. March 3, 7-10 p.m., Belin Memorial United Methodist Church. $25/couple ($30 for more than one daughter).

April in Paris: Tickets on sale for fashion show and luncheon to benefit outreach programs of the women’s club. April 1, Pawleys Plantation. $40. Call 843-979-0596 for tickets.

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

Mothers Morning Out: First and third Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon, St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church. $15 for one child, $22 for two or more. Call 843-237-2294 for more information

Education

CPR lessons: Learn a hands-only method of aiding victims of cardiac arrest. Feb. 24, 9-11 a.m., HealthPoint. Free instruction takes about 10 minutes.

K and pre-K: Georgetown County Schools open registration for 4- and 5-year-olds (determined by age on Sept. 1). Pre-k acceptance based on eligibility. Kindergarten required unless parent signs waiver. March 1, 3-6 p.m., March 2, noon-4 p.m., Waccamaw Elementary and other elementary schools. Bring birth certificate and immunization record.

Digging into food: Martha Zierden, curator of archaeology at the Charleston Museum, talks about excavating the city’s foodways. March 7, 5:30 p.m., Georgetown County Museum. $5 (free to members).

Women’s Hall of Fame: Albert B. Mercer, great-nephew of Bernard Baruch, is the speaker at luncheon inducting Belle Baruch into the county Women’s Hall of Fame. March 21, noon, Pawleys Plantation. $35. Space limited. Order tickets at visitgeorge.comor 843-546-8436.

Arts & Entertainment

Moveable Feast: Helen Simonson (“The Summer Before the War”), Feb. 24, 11 a.m., Pine Lakes Country Club, Myrtle Beach. Next: Todd Hagstette (“The Field of Honor”), March 3, Carefree Catering. $30. For more information, call 843-235-9600.

“The Prince of Tides”: Classic film series continues with the 1991 adaptation of the novel by Pat Conroy. Bill Harvey and Tony Miller provide an introduction and host a discussion afterward. Feb. 24, 6:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Mirrored Images: A program on race relations yesterday and today is led by Herb Frazier, Bernard Powers and Marjory Wentworth, authors of “We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel,” followed by a concert of freedom songs, spirituals and work songs by Rozlyn Sorrel. Feb. 25, 1 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission, but call 843-235-6049 to reserve a seat.

The Aristocats: Four-piece jazz band plays classics from the 1920s through the ’50s. Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Tea and Poetry: Jonathan K. Rice, founding editor of Iodine Poetry Review, reads his work followed by readings by audience members. March 2, 3 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Exhibits

Bruce Chandler: Works by the artist and teacher. Through April 18, Rice Museum.

Life in the West: Sculpture, paintings and prints explore the landscape and cultures of the American West. Through April 16, Brookgreen Gardens.

Saints and Angels: Paintings by Natalie Daise. Through Feb. 15, Rice Museum.

Beaches and Trees: Watercolors of Lowcountry and beach settings by the North Litchfield artist Nancy Bracken. Paintings on sale for $200 each with proceeds going to the Friends of the Waccamaw Library. Through February.

Nature photography: Works by Phil Fillatrault. Through February. Waccamaw Library.

Shine On, Gullah. Shine On”: A collection of story quilts, fabric collages and prints by Dorothy Montgomery of Charleston. Through March 12, Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission.

Sports

WHS baseball: Varsity hosts Old Timers Day, Feb. 25, 2 p.m.; plays Palmetto in opener of Coastal Invitational, March 2, 1 p.m.

WHS lacrosse: Girls JV and varsity at St. James for scrimmage, Feb. 24, 5 p.m.; boys varsity hosts Beaufort, Feb. 24, 6:30 p.m.; girls varsity hosts South Brunswick, Feb. 28, 6 p.m., Stables Park; boys varsity hosts South Brunswick, Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m.;

WHS soccer: varsity hosts Carolina Forest, March 1, girls at 5:30 p.m., boys follow; boys JV and varsity host Aynor, March 2, 6 p.m.; girls JV and varsity at Aynor, March 2, 6 p.m.

WHS softball: Varsity at Myrtle Beach for scrimmage, Feb. 22, 5:30 p.m.

WHS tennis at St. James, March 2, 4:30 p.m.

WHS wrestling at State individual tournament, Feb. 24-25, Anderson Civic Center.

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

Et cetera

Blood drive: Donate a pint to the Red Cross. Feb. 27, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., HealthPoint.

Marshi Gras parade: Costume contest sponsored by area restaurants. Feb. 28, 7 p.m., Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk. Registration required to be eligible for prizes, 5-6:35 at Bovine’s.

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Support groups

GriefShare: Mondays through May 15, 10 a.m., St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church.

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

MOPS: Support group for Mothers of Preschoolers. Second and fourth Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church. 843-237-2294

Mended Hearts: For heart patients and their families. Fourth Tuesday, noon, HealthPoint. 843-685-3378

Celebrate Recovery: Christ-centered 12-step program for hurts, hang-ups and habits. Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6:30 p.m. meeting, All Saints Church. Childcare provided. 843-237-4223

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.org

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