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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet


Georgetown County Democratic Party: July 24, 6 p.m., Georgetown Library

GOP stump meeting: Candidates include S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson and District 108 Rep. Stephen Goldfinch; barbecue is on the menu, bring a dessert to share. July 24, 6-8 p.m., Maryville Social Hall, Highway 17, Georgetown. Free, but donations accepted

Pawleys Island Planning Commission: July 31, 4 p.m., Pawleys Island Realty

Georgetown County Board of Education: Aug. 5, 5:30 p.m., Beck Education Center

Pawleys Island Town Council: Aug. 11, 5 p.m., Waccamaw Library

Georgetown County Council: Aug. 12, 5:30 p.m., council chambers


Yard sale: United Methodist Women organize event to benefit mission projects. Drop donations (no clothing) at church from July 28. Sale is Aug. 2, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Belin Memorial United Methodist 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


Summer reading: Van Doren the Magician performs, July 24, 3 p.m.; energy experiments July 28, 1-3 p.m.; reading party and rewards program, July 31, 3 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free. Plus story time for children 4 and under, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.

CPR class: Learn a life-saving skill. July 24, 6 p.m., Wachesaw Conference Center. $10. Call 520-8490 to register

Healthy choices: A six-part series for people with ongoing health problems. July 26, 28, Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25, 1-3:30 p.m., Wachesaw Conference Center. Free, but call 520-8490 to register

Camp Brookgreen: Registration open for summer camps. Grossology for grades 4-5, July 28-Aug. 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $185 ($160 members); Brookgreen Gardens. Call 235-6000 to register

School registration: Waccamaw Middle and Waccamaw High school students pick up class schedules. July 30, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., and July 31, 1-6 p.m.

School orientation: Program for new students and their parents. Aug. 6, 10:30 a.m., Waccamaw Elementary School. Call 237-4233 for more information

Wild Wednesdays: Children’s series ends with a look at honeybees and their hives. July 30, 2-4 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $10. Call 546-4623 to register

Arts & Entertainment

Summer jazz: The Night Flight duo, Michael James and Bernie Kenerson, in a series of outdoor performances. Thursdays, 4-8 p.m., Sundays, 1-5 p.m., The Hammock Shops

Cool summer evenings: Entertainment series continues at Brookgreen Gardens. July 24, wildlife program on raptors at 5 p.m., Long John Silver and Cinderella in the Storybook Forest at 6 p.m.; July 25, The Ross Holmes Band plays dance music at 7 p.m.; July 30, “Aaron and Theodosia,” a play based on the letters of Aaron Burr to his daughter, at 7 p.m.; gardens open until 9 p.m. Free with regular admission

Music in the park: After 5 performs. July 24, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Francis Marion Park, Georgetown

Songs for Angela: Michael Bicoy of the Metropolitan Opera is among the performers in a benefit for a woman battling late-stage cancer. July 24, 7 p.m., Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church. Silent auction and raffle begins at 6 p.m. $20 at the door

“Hairspray”: Swamp Fox Players production of musical based on the John Waters film. July 24-26 at 8 p.m., July 27 at 2:30 p.m., Strand Theater. $18. Call 527-2924 for reservations

Moveable Feast: Robert Clark and Tom Polland (“Reflections of South Carolina”), July 25, 11 a.m., Carefree Catering. $25. Signing 2 p.m. at Litchfield Books. Next: Kim Boykin (“Palmetto Moon”), Aug. 25, Caffe Piccolo. $25. For more information, call 235-9600

Casting call: Four females and five males (including a puppeteer for Audrey II) needed for October production of “Little Shop of Horrors.” July 26 and Aug. 2, noon-2 p.m.; July 28, 6-8 p.m., Strand Theater. Contact the director, Bob Gauss, 251-4111, for details and audition sound track

Art camps: Registration open for multimedia summer program with Christie Weaver. July 28-Aug. 1, 9 a.m.-noon for K-2, 1-4 p.m. for 3-4 grades, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. $65 plus $25 material fee. Call 222-9664 to register


Figures and Fabrics: Works by Patsy Givens, Kathy Weiss, Boh Hoffman and Craig Bruce that feature the human figure and the fabrics that surround them. July 25-Aug. 18, Rice Museum, 633 Front St.

Competitions: Student works from the All-County Youth Art scholarship contest and adult works from Paint Springfield Plantation go on display with a reception. July 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Georgetown County Cultural Council, 922 Front St.

Kent Ullberg – A Retrospective: Works in bronze and stainless steel by the sculptor and naturalist. Through Aug. 3, 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.


Guy Daniels Surf-off: Registration open for 15th annual memorial to raise scholarship funds. Aug. 2-3, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Surfside Beach. $25 for first event, $5 for each additional event. Register by July 30 at surfoff.com

Tennis tournament: Mixed doubles format in fundraiser to construct shade shelters on clay courts at Waccamaw Regional Tennis Complex. Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Stables Park. $25. Call 545-3450 to register

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

Et cetera

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. 237-3591 or nar-anon.com

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