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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet


Georgetown County Parks and Recreation Commission: May 2, 5 p.m., Beck Recreation Center

Georgetown County Board of Education: May 3, 5:30 p.m., Beck Education Center

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


Stay to Pray: Sanctuary doors open for prayer following the Blessing of the Inlet. May 7, noon-1 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


Tidelands Photo Club: Presentation by Jim Ellis on New River Gorge, critiques by Linda Dittrich and viewing member photos of flowers. May 2, 9 a.m., Waccamaw Library. Free. New members and visitors welcome

Writing memoirs: Mary Anne Benedetto leads a seminar on recording personal stories. May 3, 6:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free, but space limited. Call 843-545-3303 to register

Hike Hobcaw: A guided 4-mile walk to Clambank Landing on North Inlet explores the area’s history and ecology. May 6, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $25. Register at 843-546-4623 or hobcawbarony.org

Arts & Entertainment

Student poetry: Readings from entries in Friends of the Waccamaw Library’s eighth annual poetry contest and reception for the five winners. April 28, 6:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library

Moveable Feast: Woodson Harvey (“Lies and Other Acts of Love”), April 22, 11 a.m., Ocean One. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: Celeste Fletcher McHale (“The Secret of the Hummingbird Cake”), April 29, Pine Lakes Country Club, Myrtle Beach. $25. For more information, call 843-235-9600

“Legally Blonde”: Student performance of the musical based on the film. April 28-30 at 7 p.m., April 30-May 1 at 2 p.m., St. James High School. $12 ($10 senior citizens) at sjhs.booktix.com or 843-650-5600

Meet the authors: Lee Brockington, Rebecca Godwin, Susan McMillan and others meet readers to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day. April 30, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., My Sister’s Books

Zydeco concert: Donald Ceasar performs music from the Louisiana bayou. April 30, 3 p.m., Kimbel Lodge, Hobcaw Barony. $25. Seating limited. Tickets at 843-235-9600 or classatpawleys.com

Concert on the lawn: Long Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra performs. May 1, 3 p.m., Kaminski House Museum. Free. Bring your seating. Picnics welcome

Artwalk: Displays of juried art, kids art programs and concerts. May 6, 5-7 p.m. art crawl and reception; May 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; May 8, 2 p.m. band concert, 3 p.m. awards ceremony, Downtown Georgetown

“Muscle Shoals”: Film looks at the music that made an Alabama town “The Recording Hit Capital of the World.” May 6, 6:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free


Rambling Roads: Works in mixed media by Bruce Chandler. Through April 30, Rice Museum, Front Street

Rainey Master Sculptors: Works by current and former sculptors-in-residence. From May 1, Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission

Jane Woodward: Vibrant coastal scenes in oil and acrylic by a Murrells Inlet artist. May and June, Waccamaw Library

International photographer: Works by the Argentine-born Carmen Albertolli Daughtry, now living in North Carolina. Starting May 1, Waccamaw Library

History of Fishing: From shellfish gathering to billfish tournaments. S.C. Maritime Museum, Front Street


WHS baseball in playoffs April 28 at home to Andrews, 6:30 p.m.; other district games April 30, May 2, May 4

WHS golf in Southern Cross Regional Championship, April 29, Palmetto Golf Club, Aiken; vs. Aynor and Loris, May 3, 4 p.m., Woodland Valley Country Club; hosts Marion, May 4, 4 p.m., True Blue

WHS soccer: Girls playoff games, May 2, May 4, May 6, May 9; boys playoff games May 3, May 5, May 7, May 10

WHS softball starts playoffs, April 28 at Johnsonville; other district games April 30, May 2, May 4

WHS tennis starts playoffs May 5; other matches May 9, May 11 and May 14

WHS track at region championship, April 28, 2 p.m., Marion High

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

Et cetera

Community Resource Fair: Dozens of nonprofits and government agencies explain their services in areas such as employment, health care, transportation and child care. April 28, 4-7 p.m., First Baptist Church, Georgetown

Book sale: Friends of the Waccamaw Library clears the shelves for new arrivals, including CDs and DVDs. April 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., April 30, 10 a.m.-noon, Waccamaw Library. Hardcovers $1 (two for $1.50), trade paperbacks 75 cents, paperbacks 50 cents (three for $1)

Scholarship pageant: Miss Sugar and Spice and Master Everything Nice for boys and girls 10 and under raises money for Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority’s debutante scholarship candidates Jada and Jazmyn Torrance from Waccamaw High. April 30, 4 p.m., Waccamaw High. $40 includes one adult admission. Call 843-344-3900 to register

Blessing of the Inlet: Celebration turns 20 with food, music, arts and crafts and a blessing. May 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (11:30 a.m. blessing), Belin Memorial United Methodist Church

Shredding for a cause: Dispose of confidential documents while raising money for the JOY School special needs program at Pawleys Island Presbyterian at the rate of 25 cents a pound. May 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wildes Financial Strategies, Marina Drive, Georgetown. Donations of school supplies for JOY School also accepted

Derby on the Creek: Benefit for St. Christopher’s Children includes food, drinks, dancing and games coinciding with the running of the Kentucky Derby. May 7, 4:30-9:30 p.m., Crawford home, DeBordieu. $50/person. Send checks to P.O. Box 749, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

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

Business networking: Weekly sessions build business relationships following Business Networking International program. Tuesdays, 7:30-9 a.m., Tradition Golf Club. Call 843-833-1937 for more information

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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