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WHAT’S ON

Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Georgetown County Tourism Management Commission: May 19, 3:30 p.m., Lachicotte Co. office

Georgetown County Planning Commission: May 19, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers

Georgetown County Library Trustees: May 19, 6 p.m., Georgetown Library

Georgetown County Republican Women’s Club: Allison Peteet, candidate for county treasurer, is the speaker. May 23, noon, Applewood House of Pancakes

Candidate forum: Four Republican candidates for the nomination in Senate District 34 take questions from voters at a League of Women Voters forum. May 23, 6 p.m., Waccamaw Library

Georgetown County Council: May 24, 5:30 p.m., council chambers

Town hall: Pawleys Island Town Council meets with constituents to discuss issues and concerns. May 27, 4:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library

Churches

Gospel music: Five places open for a night of gospel. May 22, 6:30 p.m., Murrells Inlet Church of God. Call 843-908-1225 to play or sing

Vacation Bible School: Registration open for “Pets Unleashed: Where Jesus cares fur you,” a program for children age 4 through fifth-grade. June 27-29, 9 a.m.-noon, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Free. Call 843-237-2795 to register

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

Sunset Lodge: David Gregg Hodges talks about “The Economic Impact of Sunset Lodge,” Georgetown’s world-renowned brothel, as part of the Baruch Roundtable series. May 19, 6 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $75, includes dinner. Register at 843-546-4623 or hobcawbarony.org

Cool School: A program on the science of climate change and reducing carbon emissions includes an experiment with CO2. May 21, 10 a.m., North Inlet-Winyah Bay Estuarine Research Reserve. $5. Call 843-904-9017 to register

Healthy shopping: Tour the grocery aisles with a dietician from Tidelands Health to learn about making good nutritional choices. May 24, 5 p.m., Lowes Foods. Free, but call 843-520-8288 to register

Plantation archaeology: An “open house” at the site of a former slave village gives visitors insight in to the workings of a dig and its findings. May 27, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission

Writers workshop: Mary Anne Benedetto offers advice for memoir writers. May 31, 6:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free, but space limited. Call 843-545-3303 to register

Coastal ecology: Camps for rising second- through fifth-graders run by Hobcaw staff. Four-day sessions start June 7, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $125. Space limited. Register at hobcawbarony.org

Summer camps: Creative arts and science programs for children 6-10 sponsored by Coastal Carolina University. June 27-July 1, 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. and 1-5 p.m., Litchfield Education Center. $75/half-day camps, $150/full-day camps. Details and registration at coastal.edu/outreach

Arts & Entertainment

Coastal Poets: A new group launches a series of open mic nights. May 19, 7 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free

Moveable Feast: Jennie Holton Fant (“The Traveler’s Charleston”), May 20, 11 a.m., Carefree Catering. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: Mary Kay Andrews (“The Weekenders”), May 27, Pawleys Plantation. $25. For more information, call 843-235-9600

“Becoming Harriet Tubman”: Natalie Daise performs a one-woman show about the transformation of the slave born Araminta Ross into the abolitionist Harriett Tubman. May 20, 6 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free

“The Fantasticks”: Swamp Fox Players production of the long-running musical. May 20-21, 26-28 and June 2-4 at 8 p.m., May 29 and June 5 at 2:30 p.m., Strand Theater. $20. Call 843-527-2924 for tickets

Casting call: Singers needed for July production of “Stephen2,” a cabaret/concert of works by Stephen Sondheim and Stephen Schwartz. May 14, 2-4 p.m., and May 22, 3-5 p.m., Strand Theater. Prepare 32 bars of a song by one of the composers. Contact the director at garylife@hotmail.com for more information

“Alice Flagg”: Opera by WHS graduate Joseph Kaz recounts the popular local legend of a ghost who searches for her engagement ring. May 30, 7 p.m., Winyah Auditorium. $25 at ccgc.yapsody.com

Indigo Choral Society: For 20th anniversary, community chorus looks for alumni to join July 4th concert. Rehearsals Monday, 6:30 p.m., Georgetown Presbyterian Church. E-mail ics@indigochoral.com for details

Exhibits

Equestrian prints: Works from the 19th and 20th century collection of Philip Mulholland go on display with a reception. May 21, 2-4 p.m., Rice Museum

Rebecca Cunningham: Oil paintings by well-travelled artist go on display with reception. Through May 21, Whitmire Jewelry, Hammock Shops

Rainey Master Sculptors: Works by current and former sculptors-in-residence. Through July 24, Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission

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

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

Sports

WHS football: Warriors’ Red and Black teams play to end spring training season. May 19, 6 p.m., Warrior Field

Stand up and step out: 5K race benefits Family Justice Center programs for victims of domestic violence. May 28, 8 a.m., Stables Park. $25 at runsignup.com, $30 on race day

Golf benefits: Harbor City Scholarship Classic raises funds for Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. May 28, 8:30 a.m., Founders Club. Call 843-527-2448 to register

• Georgetown Lions Club hosts seventh annual tournament. June 4, 8:30 a.m., Founders Club. $70/player. Call 843-359-1350 for registration information

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

Et cetera

The Longest Walk: Organizers meet to plan for June visit by Native American activist Dennis Banks on a walk from California to Washington, D.C. May 19, 4 p.m., Litchfield Exhange. E-mail georgiacomfort@yahoo.com for details

Dinner benefit: Barbecue chicken or ribs, rice, vegetable and drink raise funds for Pawleys Island Civic Club Child Development Center. May 20, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 291 Parkersville Rd. $10

Hands Across the Sand: Opponents of offshore oil and gas drilling gather to support renewable energy. May 21, noon, Pawleys Island south end, Walkway 54 North Litchfield, Yucca Avenue access Garden City

Farmers Market: Wednesdays and Fridays, 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

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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