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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet


Pawleys Island Town Council: Oct. 27, 5:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library

Georgetown County Board of Education: Nov. 1, 5:30 p.m., Waccamaw Intermediate School

Georgetown County Board of Zoning Appeals: Nov. 3, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers

Georgetown County Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee: Nov. 10, 9 a.m., County Council chambers


Arts and Crafts Festival: Over 60 vendors along with book sale, baked goods, prepared foods and café at benefit for church women’s club. Oct. 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church

Fall festival: Family activities open to the community. Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m., Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church

Students in the Word: Fashion show benefits Bible classes for Waccamaw High and Waccamaw Middle students. Nov. 4, 1130 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church. $25 includes lunch. Call 843-457-4683 for tickets

Community prayer: Ecumenical series sponsored by All Saints Church and Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church continues. Nov. 7, 6 p.m., Mount Zion

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


Genealogy lecture: Patti Burns continues a series on family history with a program about cemeteries. Oct. 27, 5:30 p.m., Georgetown Library. Free

Please feed the animals: Learn about the biology and habitat of local creatures while helping staff from the North Inlet-Winyah Bay Research Reserve feed them at the Discovery Center. Oct. 29, 1 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. Free, but call 843-904-9016 to register

First Thursday: Jim Lee, a wildlife officer, talks about his travels across South Carolina off the beaten path. Nov. 3, 10 a.m., Waccamaw Library. Free

Lost at sea: Kevin Duffus, author of “Shipwrecks of the Outer Banks,” talks about notable wrecks and rescues. Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free

Baruch Roundtable: Ben Moïse, author of “Ramblings of a Lowcountry Game Warden,” is the speaker at a barbecue dinner by the fireside. Nov. 10, 6 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $30. Tickets limited. Register at hobcawbarony.org

Arts & Entertainment

Strand Cinema: “Remember,” Auschwitz survivor searches for Nazi who killed his family, Oct. 27, 7 p.m.; “Infinitely Polar Bear,” manic-depressive father tries to win back his family, Oct. 28, 2:30 p.m.; “Sing Street,” Irish boy starts a band to impress a girl, Oct. 29, 2:30 p.m.; “Café Society,” New Yorker returns home from Hollywood in the 1930s, Oct. 30, 2:30 p.m., Strand Theater. $7

“And the Winner Is”: Mitch Albom’s comedy about a dead movie star who bargains to return to Earth to find out if he finally won that Oscar. 28-29 at 8 p.m. Strand Theater. $18. Call 843-527-2924 for tickets

Moveable Feast: Mary Alice Monroe (“A Lowcountry Christmas”), Oct. 28, 11 a.m., Pawleys Plantation. $25. Jon Meacham (“Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush”), Oct. 29, 11 a.m., Pawleys Plantation. $50 includes book. Signings at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: Donna Everhart (“The Education of Dixie Dupree”), Nov. 4, Hot Fish Club. $25. For more information, call 843-235-9600

Jazz Under the Oaks: The Denny Hess Band is joined by Kevin Jayroe. Oct. 30, 2 p.m., Kaminski House Museum. Free. Bring your seating. Wine tasting and sale of sweets will benefit museum

Movie night: “The Searchers,” John Ford’s epic of love and revenge, wraps up a series of westerns. Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free


C. Hoppin Shuler: Paintings by Pawleys Island artist. Through November. Waccamaw Library

Through the lens: Photos by Conchetta Davis, Sandra Barnes and June Jordan. Through October. Waccamaw Library

National Sculpture Society: Annual awards exhibition of figurative sculpture from artists around the country. Through Oct. 30, Brookgreen Gardens


WHS cross country at Lower State meet, Oct. 29, Sandhills Research Center, Columbia

WHS football: Varsity hosts Georgetown, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m.; JV football at Georgetown, Oct. 27, 6 p.m.

WHS tennis in playoffs Oct. 31, Nov. 2

WHS volleyball in playoffs Oct. 31, Nov. 2, 6 p.m.

Bridge2Bridge Run: Rescheduled half-marathon, 12K, 5K and fun runs benefit Friendship Place. Oct. 29, from 7:30 a.m., Downtown Georgetown. Fees vary. Register at bridge2bridgerun.com

Tennis benefit: Round-robin tournament precedes music, food and silent auction to benefit Carolina Human Reinvestment program for at-risk youth. Nov. 5, matches from 12:30-4:45 p.m., other events from 12:30-6:30 p.m., Stables Park Tennis Center. $45/players, $25/high school and college players, $12/event tickets. Call 843-461-4305 for more information

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

Et cetera

WHS homecoming parade: Oct. 28, 4:30 p.m., Kings River Road from All Saints Church to Waccamaw High

Atalaya Fall Festival: Games, crafts, bonfire, ghost stories and haunted houses in Atalaya. Oct. 28-29, 6-9 p.m., Huntington Beach State Park. $10/adults, $7/ages 6-15, free for age 5 and under

Hazardous waste collection: Georgetown County environmental staff takes household, garden and other items that can’t be placed in the regular trash and offers shredding of confidential documents. Oct. 29, 9 a.m.-noon, Palmetto Ace. Free. Rain barrels available to first 10 residents with at least five hazardous waste items

Pancake breakfast: Benefit for Pawleys Island Lions Club also features a Halloween costume contest. Oct. 29, 8 a.m.-noon, (contest at 1 a.m.), St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. $5, free for children under 6

Kids stay, moms play: Benefit for Tidelands Health Foundation Breast Care Fund features activities for kids while moms shop and lunch. Oct. 29, noon-2 p.m., The Hammock Shops

Trick or treat: Halloween outing for children. Oct. 31, 3-5 p.m., The Hammock Shops. Free

Kitchen tour: Nine homes from Georgetown to Litchfield open their doors in benefit for Miss Ruby’s Kids early-childhood education program. Nov. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $30 at missrubyskids.net or 843-527-0277

Family fun and literacy: Storytellers, kids’ games, crafts and food help promote literacy. Oct. 29, 1-5 p.m., Kaminski House Museum. Free

Wild Side: Benefit for S.C. Environmental Law Project features talk by Jim Elliott, director of the Center for Birds of Prey, along with food and entertainment. Rescheduled to Nov. 5, 5-9 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $75/person, $125/couple at scelp.org

Farmers Market: Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Waverly Place, Highway 17

Medicine disposal: Pills and patches, including narcotics, accepted for disposal by the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office. Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Litchfield Exchange

Support groups

Griefshare: Mondays through Dec. 5, 11 a.m., St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church. 843-237-2294

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.com

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