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WHAT’S ON

Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Pawleys Island Planning Commission: May 28, 4 p.m., Pawleys Island Realty office

Georgetown County School Board: June 2, 5:30 p.m., Beck Education Center

Pawleys Island Town Council: June 8, 5 p.m., Pawleys Island Chapel

Churches

Community yard sale: Benefit for international mission projects. May 30, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Belin Memorial United Methodist Church

Under the Stars: Summer series of community movies begins with “Big Hero 6.” June 12, 7:30 p.m., on the rectory lawn at All Saints Church. Free. Concessions available to purchase. Bring a chair or blanket

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

Franchise workshop: Program sponsored by the small business center at Coastal Carolina University covers all aspects of franchise ownership. June 3, 10 a.m. at Waccamaw Library, 1 p.m. at Georgetown Library. Free, but reserve space at 349-5070

Nature hike: A 4-mile guided walk along to salt marsh to Clambank Landing offers lessons in history and ecology. June 9, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $25. Call 546-4623 to register

Business Tools: Kristen Risher, an investment advisor with Edward Jones, provides strategies for insurance and retirement in this Chamber of Commerce seminar. June 10, 8:30 a.m., Bunnelle Foundation Conference Center. $15 ($10 for chamber members) includes continental breakfast. Call 546-8436 to register

Lunchtime lecture: Mac McAlister talks about North Island, the subject of his new book. June 12, noon, Kaminski House Museum. $10. (Lunch from Kudzu Bakery available for $7.50. Call 546-7706 to order)

Coding boot camp: A two-week course in “pop-up code” sponsored by the Startup.SC tech incubator. June 15-26, Litchfield Exchange. $2,250. Register at techtalentsouth.com

Healthy eating: A dietician from Tidelands Health leads a tour of the supermarket aisles and provides information on nutrition and economy. June 17, 5 p.m., Food Lion, Pawleys Island. Free, but call 520-8288 to register

Space camps: Registration open for popular aerospace programs at Waccamaw Elementary School. Space Cities for grades two through four, June 15-18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $180; Space Exploration for grades five through eight, June 22-23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $100. Call Mary Tester at 602-6447 to register

Safe Sitters: Kids 11 and older can learn child-care and first-aid skills to become better babysitters in this program from Tidelands Health. June 24-25 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital, July 8-9 at Waccamaw Community Hospital, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $50. Call 520-8490 to register

Arts & Entertainment

Moveable Feast: Karen White (“The Sound of Glass”), May 29, 11 a.m., Kimbel’s. (Waiting list.) Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: Charles Martin (“Water From My Heart”), June 5, Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort. $25. For more information, call 235-9600

Strand Cinema: “Confessions of a Prodigal Son,” a modern retelling, May 29, 2:30 p.m.; “Maps to the Stars,” a troubled Hollywood family, May 29, 7 p.m.; “Cake,” exploration of a woman’s suicide, May 30, 2:30 p.m.; “Three Worlds,” woman searches for hit-and-run driver, May 30, 7 p.m., Strand Theater. $7

Sculpture talk: Grainger McKoy discusses his work featuring native birds, the subject of a current exhibit. May 30, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission, but call 235-6016 to reserve a seat

Seasons of Dance: The 20th annual recital by students at Litchfield Dance Arts Academy. May 31, pre-show at noon, Act 1 opens with ballet “Seasons of Dance” at 2 p.m., Act 2 opens with tumbling class at 4 p.m., Waccamaw High auditorium

Author’s Table: Diane DeVaughn Stokes discusses “Floating on Air – A Broadcasting Love Affair.” June 9, 5 p.m., Waccamaw Library

Exhibits

Carolinas Nature Photographers: Works by 25 members of regional group. Through June 13, Rice Museum

Carolina Roots: Works by Sigmund Abeles and Grainer McKoy, including sculpture, paintings and drawings. Through July 26, Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission

Antebellum Waccamaw: Drawings and watercolors by Emily Weston, who lived at Hagley Plantation from the 1840s to the 1860s. Through July 26, Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission

Steamboats: A model of the Planter and photos highlight the golden age of steamboats on Georgetown County’s rivers in the 19th and 20th centuries. S.C. Maritime Museum, Front Street

Sports

Flounder tournament: Murrells Inlet Rotary Club event offers cash prizes. May 30, from 6 a.m. $60. Register by captains’ meeting, May 29, 6 p.m., Crazy Sister Marina. Detail on club’s Facebook page

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

Et cetera

Beach sweep: Litchfield Beaches Property Owners Association volunteers collect litter from the Memorial Day weekend. May 30, 9 a.m. from Walkway 51 and 9:15 a.m. from Walkway 60

Breakfast with the butterflies: Buffet, kids’ activities and a pair of children’s butterfly wings along with a visit to the butterfly house. May 30, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. $25/adults, $20/children ($5 discount for members). Call 235-6016 or register at brookgreen.org

Blood drive: Red Cross collects pints from donors 17 and older, 110 pounds and above. June 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Georgetown Memorial Hospital

Sailing camps: Registration open for summer program for children 8-14. S.C. Maritime Museum. $200 ($180 for museum members) at scmaritimemuseum.org

Support groups

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. at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church, 11 a.m. at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church. 385-2074

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

Al-Anon Family Group: Thursdays, 7 p.m., Georgetown Presbyterian Church. 957-4028

Alzheimer’s Caregivers: Second Thursday, 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

Better Breathers: American Lung Association group for patients and families. Third Friday, 1 p.m., Waccamaw Community Hospital. 652-1624

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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