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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

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

Pawleys Island Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee: April 24, 9 a.m., Pawleys Island Realty office.

Georgetown County Democratic Women’s Club: April 24, 5:30 p.m., Bethel AME Church.

Georgetown County Council: April 25, 5:30 p.m., 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. 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

Exploring religion: Series continues with K.C. Patel talking about Hinduism. April 20, 4 p.m. Nils Rauhut, a professor at Coastal Carolina University, will discuss the role of religion in the life of Socrates. April 22, noon. Samih Baalbaki gives a history of Islam. April 27, 4 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Yachting with the Baruchs: Boat tour of Winyah Bay highlights the connections with Bernard Baruch and his visitors in the 1930s and ’40s. April 24, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $50. Register at hobcawbarony.org.

Arts & Entertainment

Moveable Feast: Julie James (“The Thing about Love”), April 21, 11 a.m., Inlet Affairs. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: Kristy Woodson Harvey (“Slightly South of Simple”), April 28, Myrtle Beach Marriott. $30. For more information, call 843-235-9600.

Strand Cinema: “Moonlight,” chronicle of an African-American growing up gay in Miami, April 21, 2:30 p.m.; “Hell or High Water,” brothers rob banks to save their ranch in Texas, April 21, 7 p.m.; “Hidden Figures,” African-American women are the human computers to help win the Space Race, April 22, 2:30 p.m.; “The Salesman,” rape upends the peaceful life of an Iranian couple, April 22, 7 p.m., Strand Theater. $7 ($5 for members).

Casting call: Male 15-30 needed for role of Leaf Coneybear and male 25-40 needed for Mitch Mahoney, two of several characters in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” opening in July. April 23, 1-3 p.m., and May 6, 10 a.m.-noon, Strand Theater. For details, email the director, Josie Thames, josiegirl77@yahoo.com.

Author’s table: John Charles Williamson, a former university professor, leads an interactive discussion of “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead. April 25, 6 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Student Poetry Contest: Ninth annual competition sponsored by the Friends of the Library concludes with area students reading their winning poems. April 27, 7 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Nashville Songwriters in the Round: Award-winning musicians perform and share stories in a private setting as a benefit for Healthy Learners. April 28, 6:30 p.m., Prince George. $150 (includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres) at healthylearners.com.

Exhibits

Shining Stars: Exhibit by students of Bruce Chandler opens with reception. April 22, 4-6 p.m., Rice Museum. Exhibit continues through May 31.

Sculpture: Works in bronze and marble by Catherine K. Ferrell, Amy Kann, Gwen Marcus and Sandy Scott go on display with reception. April 29, 5-7 p.m., Cheryl Newby Gallery, Oak Lea.

David Fattaleh: Images from the former photo manager for the West Virginia Division of Tourism. Through April, Waccamaw Library.

Ribbit the Exhibit: Whimsical copper frog sculpture by J.A. Cobb of Wilmington, N.C., in outdoor display. Through July 9, Brookgreen Gardens.

Sports

WHS baseball: Varsity in Mingo Bay Tournament, through April 22; district playoffs, April 25 and 27.

WHS golf in the Tournament of Champions, April 23-24, Daniel Island; hosts Aynor, April 26, True Blue.

WHS lacrosse: Boys playoffs continue, April 20.

WHS soccer: Boys varsity at St. James, April 21, 5:30 p.m.; girls varsity hosts St. James, April 21, 5:30 p.m.; girls varsity hosts Academic Magnet, April 24, 6:30 p.m.; varsity teams host Aynor, April 25, 6 p.m.; boys varsity hosts Hanahan, April 27, 6 p.m.; girls varsity at Myrtle Beach, April 27, 6 p.m.

WHS softball: Varsity hosts Scott Streiffert Invitational, with games at noon and 7 p.m. April 21, at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. April 22 and championship game at 5:45 p.m., April 22; varsity in district playoffs starting April 27.

WHS track and field hosts Region VI-AAA championships. April 26, 2 p.m.

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. April 24, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., HealthPoint.

Dining for a cause: Portion of lunch and dinner proceeds benefit Miss Ruby’s Kids early-childhood education program. April 27, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Southern Comforts. Call 843-314-9369 for reservation.

Lowcountry Garden Party: Benefit for Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art includes lunch, auctions and a “gem dig.” April 28, noon-3 p.m., Chicora Wood Plantation. $85. Call 843-626-8911 or go to pawleysmusic.com for tickets.

Tastes at Pawleys: Sample items from local restaurants in a benefit for Father Pat’s Kitchen, a free breakfast and lunch program. April 30, 4-7 p.m., Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church. $4 admission tickets available at parish office. ($5 on the day).

Derby on the Creek: Food, drinks, dancing and the Run for the Roses benefit St. Christopher’s Children. May 6, 4:30-9:30 p.m., Crawford home, DeBordieu. $65. Call 843-237-3197 for tickets.

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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