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WHAT’S ON

Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Georgetown County Tourism Management Commission: Jan. 18, 3:30 p.m., Lachicotte Co. office.

Georgetown County Planning Commission: Jan. 18, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers.

Georgetown County Republican Club: Yancey McGill, a candidate for governor, is the speaker. Jan. 22, 6 p.m., Maryville Social Hall, Georgetown.

Georgetown County Council: Jan. 23, 5:30 p.m., council chambers.

Georgetown County Board of Education: Jan. 23, 5:30 p.m., Beck Education Center.

Litchfield Beaches Property Owners Association: Jan. 26, 3:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library.

Churches

Women’s study: Shauna Niequist’s book “Present over Perfect” and scripture help guide the way to a less frantic life. Thursdays, Jan. 25-March 15, 6:30 p.m., Belin Memorial United Methodist Church. Call 843-357-5185 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

Mothers Morning Out: First and third Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon, St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church. $15 for one child, $22 for two or more. Call 843-237-2294 for more information

Education

Hobcaw Beach: A 3-mile hike with a lesson about coastal ecology. Jan. 19, 1:30 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $25. Register at hobcawbarony.org.

Dinner with a Doctor: Dr. Michael Bohan discusses outpatient hip and knee replacement. Jan. 23, 7 p.m., Carolina Orthopaedics. Free. Call 843-691-9166 to register

Safe boating: Long Bay Power Squadron course for new and experienced boats can help qualify for insurance discounts. Jan. 27 and Feb. 3, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Murrells Inlet Community Center. Free. Call 504-975-2994 to register.

Arts & Entertainment

Moveable Feast: Greer Hendricks (“The Wife Between Us”), Jan. 19, 11 a.m., Hot Fish Club. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. $30. Next, Nancy Thayer (“Secrets in Summer”), Jan. 23, Ocean One. For more information, call 843-235-9600.

Strand Cinema: “Marshall,” Thurgood Marshall faces challenges while working as a lawyer for the NAACP, Jan. 19, 2:30 p.m.; “So B. It,” a young girl with a mentally disabled mother yearns to learn more about her family, Jan. 19, 7 p.m.; “Victoria and Abdul,” Indian forges a friendship and alliance with Queen Victoria, Jan. 20, 2:30 p.m.; “This Beautiful Fantastic,” a reclusive aspiring author finds a mentor in the wealthy curmudgeon, Jan. 20, 7 p.m., Strand Cinema. $7 ($5 for members).

Friday Night Classics: “The Birdcage,” gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion put up a false straight front for the right-wing parents of their son’s fiancée. Introduction by Bill Harvey and Tony Miller. Jan. 19, 6:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Weekend art workshop: Class with watercolor artist Bruce Chandler. Jan. 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Jan. 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Rice Museum, Georgetown. Register at 704-364-1951.

Saturday Night Musicians: The Island Jazz Quartet continues a new season of performances. Jan. 20, 6:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

“Iris”: Documentary follows a 93-year-old style maven who has ruled the New York fashion scene for decades. A Q&A follows with psychologist Amy Webb and jeweler John Henry Whitmire. Jan. 21, 2:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art: Cellist Zuill Bailey is accompanied by pianist Natasha Paremski in concert to launch the Minton Signature Series, named for the festival’s founder. Jan. 30, 7 p.m., The Abbey. $35. Singer-songwriter-pianist Matt Beilis performs the “Soul of Pop,” Feb. 6, 7 p.m., The Abbey. $25. Tickets at pawleysmusic.com.

Tea and Poetry: Monthly series of readings continues with Maya Marshall and Lester Boykin. Feb. 1, 3 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free. Tea and snacks follow.

Exhibits

The big picture: New large works by members of the artists cooperative on display. Through February, Island Art Gallery, the Village Shops.

Landscape photography: Images of the Lowcountry and around the globe by Sandra Anderson. January and February, Waccamaw Library.

Dorie Ellis: Works by the artist, and farmer’s daughter, who helped start the Visual Expressions group. January and February, Waccamaw Library.

Wooden boats: Works by model boat builder Bill Brady of Litchfield. Through March, Waccamaw Library.

Dinosaurs! Display of 17 animatronic dinosaurs along with an indoor lab and a “dig” for children. Through April 29, Brookgreen Gardens. $8 ($4 ages 4-12) plus regular admission.

Sports

WHS basketball: JV at Georgetown, Jan. 18, 6 p.m.; varsity home to Georgetown, Jan. 19, 6 p.m.; JV at Dillon, Jan. 22, 6 p.m.; varsity home to Dillon, Jan. 23, 6 p.m.; JV hosts Lake City, Jan. 25, 6 p.m.

WHS wrestling: at Timberland, Jan. 18, 6 p.m.; at Aynor, Jan. 23, 6 p.m.; home to Carolina Forest, Jan. 24, 6 p.m.

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

Et cetera

Dining for a Cause: Portion of the proceeds from lunch and dinner benefit Miss Ruby’s Kids, early-childhood education program. Jan. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and 5-10 p.m., Bistro 217. Call 843-436-7197.

Books and Boogie: A night of music, books and food benefits the Freedom Readers literacy program for low-income children. Jan. 22, 4-9 p.m., Dead Dog Saloon. $50 includes dinner buffet.

Community Health Day: Free and low-cost screenings from staff of Tidelands Health and information highlighting heart and pulmonary health. Jan. 26, 7:30-10:30 a.m., Georgetown Presbyterian Church. More information and registration for tests available at tidelandshealth.org.

An Afternoon in the Forest: Get an update on progress toward creating a community forest on the Black River and help with cleanup. Jan. 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Rocky Point Landing, off Choppee Road. More information and directions at winyahrivers.org.

Volunteer opportunity: Adult learning coaches needed to help tutor reading and math. Sessions are Wednesdays, 2-6 p.m., Georgetown Library. Call 843-237-0289 for more information.

Support groups

Grief Support Group: Nine-week series on normal grief, culture’s expectations and a Biblical response. Mondays from Jan. 22, 10 a.m., All Saints Church. 843-712-1896.

Overeaters Anonymous: Mondays and Thursdays, 6 p.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. 843-237-8617.

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.

Cancer patients: First Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., Waccamaw Community Hospital. Third Thursdays, 1 p.m., Tidelands Health Community Resource Center, Georgetown. 843-243-0610

MOPS: Support group for Mothers of Preschoolers. Second and fourth Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church. 843-237-2294.

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

Celebrate Recovery: Christ-centered 12-step program for hurts, hang-ups and habits. Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6:30 p.m. meeting, All Saints Church. Childcare provided. 843-237-4223.

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.

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.org

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