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WHAT’S ON

Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Georgetown County Board of Education: Aug. 2, 5:30 p.m., Beck Education Center

Georgetown County Board of Zoning Appeals: Aug. 4, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers

Churches

Made2Praise: Vacation Bible school and music camp for preschool (2-4) and K through rising fifth-graders. Aug. 1-5, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church. Call 843-237-2294 or go to stpaulsumc.com to register

Surf Shack: “Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love” is the theme of vacation Bible school. Aug. 1-5, 9 a.m.-noon, Holy Cross-Faith Memorial Episcopal Church. Free, but register at holycrossfm.org

Community prayer: All Saints and Mount Zion Missionary Baptist co-host A People Called by His Name, an ecumenical hour of prayer for the country. Aug. 1, 6 p.m., All Saints Church

Guest speaker: The Rev. Ron Ballengher, a missionary who has been in over 150 countries, talks about his experiences. Aug. 3, 7 p.m., Murrells Inlet Church of God, 608 Gibson Ave. Public welcome

Benefit yard sale: Household items, seasonal items, jewelry, toys and more on sale to benefit women’s club missions. Aug. 6, 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. Third Sunday of the month, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Highway 17

Education

Living history: Joe McGill, director of the Slave Dwelling Project, leads an interpretive program about life in the Friendfield slave village. July 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. Free

Hobcaw beach: A guided hike along 2 miles of beach explores the ecology of an undeveloped barrier island. Aug. 2 and Aug. 5, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $25. Register at hobcawbarony.org

The digital past: Julie Warren, Georgetown County’s digital librarian, talks about the highlights from the collection of over 40,000 items that have been preserved and made accessible to the public. Aug. 2, 7 p.m., Georgetown County Museum. $5 (free to museum members)

Work place safety: A training session from the Georgetown Police Department on dangerous situations, including active shooters. Aug. 3, 8:30-10 a.m., 2222 Highmarket St. $10 or free for Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce members. Register at visitgeorge.com

Arts & Entertainment

“Simply Sondheim”: Music from “West Side Story,” “Into the Woods,” “Sweeney Todd” and other works in a Swamp Fox Players production. July 28-30 at 8 p.m., July 31 at 2:30 p.m., Strand Theater. $20. Call 843-527-2924 for tickets

Moveable Feast: West Fraser (“Painting the Southern Coast”), July 29, 11 a.m., Pawleys Plantation. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: Curtis James (“High Hand”), Aug. 12, Kimbel’s. $25. For more information, call 843-235-9600

Summer movies: Series of free films continues with “The Great Santini” on July 29 and “Creed” on July 30. 6:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library

Cool Summer Evenings: Entertainment series continues Wednesdays through Fridays until Aug. 5, with family programs on Thursday. Music from the Shem Creek Boogie Band, July 26; TruSol plays pop and rock, Aug. 3, 7 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission

Nature connects: Sean Kenney, creator of the exhibit of nature sculpture in Lego blocks, talks about his work. Aug. 6, noon, Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission

Exhibits

Just Art: Juried show of paintings and photographs from Lowcountry artists. Through Sept. 12, Rice Museum

Katherine Wynn Patrick: Lowcountry scenes painted in bold strokes by a Pawleys Island artist. Through August. Waccamaw Library

National Sculpture Society: Annual awards exhibition of figurative sculpture. Aug. 6-Oct. 30, Brookgreen Gardens

Sports

Guy Daniels Memorial Surfoff: A pro-am event joins the two-day competition, now in its 17th year, that raises funds for scholarships. July 30-31, Surfside Beach

Sailing camps: Week-long sessions for children 8 to 14 continue through Aug. 5. 9 a.m. to noon or 2-5 p.m., S.C. Maritime Museum, Front Street. $200 includes course and log books (10 percent of for children and grandchildren of museum members). Register at scmaritimemuseum.org

Golf benefit: Cameron Ahalt Memorial: Eighth year for benefit event for college scholarships and community projects. Sept. 10, 8:30 a.m., Wachesaw East. $75/player. Register by Aug. 20 at thegeorgetownschool.org

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

Et cetera

Dog Days Summer Camp: A day camp for special needs children with games, crafts and entertainment. July 30, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Georgetown County Disabilities and Special Needs Center, 95 Academy Ave. Georgetown. Free. Call 843-283-3033 to register

School board election: Filing opens in non-partisan races for Districts 1 and 6 on Waccamaw Neck and Districts 3, 4 and 5 in western Georgetown County. Aug. 1, noon, Georgetown County Voter Registration and Elections Office, 303 N. Hazard St.

Bark Aid: Road trip by hairstylist Patrick Lomantini benefits S.C. Cares animal rescue and sanctuary. Aug. 4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., E.A. Sansbury Salon. $20 minimum donation. Call 843-235-9838 for appointments

Children’s activity days: Arts and crafts on Native-American themes for children 4 through 12. Aug. 4-6 and 11-13, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission

Blood drive: Donate a pint to the Red Cross. Aug. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Georgetown Memorial Hospital

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

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

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

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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