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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Georgetown County Tourism Management Commission: July 17, 3:30 p.m., Lachicotte Co. office

Georgetown County Planning Commission: July 17, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers

Georgetown County Democratic Party: July 24, 6 p.m., Georgetown Library

Churches

Workshop of Wonders: Register by July 18 for vacation Bible school. Aug. 4-8, Holy Cross-Faith Memorial Episcopal Church. Call 237-3459 for registration information

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

Summer reading: Program on the Baruch nature center, July 17, 3 p.m. (registration required); Jerry Walls explores the world of carnivorous plants, July 21, 1 p.m. (registration required); Van Doren the Magician performs, July 24, 3 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free. Plus Bookworm Club for grades one through six, Tuesdays, 1 p.m., and story time for children 4 and under, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.

Homebuyer training: Class from Trident Urban League for first-time buyers. July 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Bunnelle Center. Free, but call 973-7285 to register

Camp Brookgreen: Registration open for summer camps. Grossology for grades 4-5, July 21-24 and July 28-Aug. 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $185 ($160 members); Brookgreen Gardens. Call 235-6000 to register

Wild Wednesdays: Children’s series takes a closer look at owl pellets. July 23, 2-4 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $10. Call 546-4623 to register

Pond management: Workshop for owners or professional managers covers construction and maintenance. July 24, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clemson University Baruch Institute, Hobcaw Barony. $50. Call 546-4481 to register

CPR class: Learn a life-saving skill. July 24, 6 p.m., Wachesaw Conference Center. $10. Call 520-8490 to register

Arts & Entertainment

Cool summer evenings: Entertainment series continues at Brookgreen Gardens. July 17, wildlife program on turtles and tortoises at 5 p.m., Cinderella in the Storybook Forest at 6 p.m.; July 18, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Barbara Bailey Hutchinson at 7 p.m.; July 23, “Aaron and Theodosia,” a play based on the letters of Aaron Burr to his daughter, at 7 p.m.; gardens open until 9 p.m. Free with regular admission

Summer jazz: The Night Flight duo, Michael James and Bernie Kenerson, in a series of outdoor performances. Thursdays, 4-8 p.m., Sundays, 1-5 p.m., The Hammock Shops

Moveable Feast: Wendy Wax (“The House on Mermaid Point”), July 18, 11 a.m., Kimbel’s. $25. Signing 2 p.m. at Litchfield Books. Next: Robert Clark and Tom Polland (“Reflections of South Carolina”), July 25, Carefree Catering. $25. For more information, call 235-9600

“Hairspray”: Swamp Fox Players production of musical based on the John Waters film. July 18, 19, 24-26 at 8 p.m., July 20 and 27 at 2:30 p.m., Strand Theater. $18. Call 527-2924 for reservations

Art camps: Registration open for multimedia summer program with Christie Weaver. July 21-25, 3-4 a.m., 5-8 p.m.; July 28-Aug. 1, K-2 a.m., 3-4 p.m.; 9 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. $65 plus $25 material fee. Call 222-9664 to register

Exhibits

Summer Solstice: Works by Esther Sharp and Elise Moore, who are sisters, with sale proceeds donated to museum’s roof repair fund. Through July 21, Rice Museum

Kent Ullberg – A Retrospective: Works in bronze and stainless steel by the sculptor and naturalist. Through Aug. 3, Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission

“The Henrietta”: The story of the largest wooden sailing ship built in South Carolina. S.C. Maritime Museum, Front Street. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sports

Lacrosse camp: Waccamaw High coaches and team members teach the sport to younger players. July 21-23, Stables Park. $35. Call 545-3275 to register

Pawleys Island Kayak Races: July 22, 3-7 p.m., from Pawleys Island Nature Park. $10. Register at Town Hall or Surf the Earth

Guy Daniels Surf-off: Registration open for 15th annual memorial to raise scholarship funds. Aug. 2-3, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Surfside Beach. $25 for first event, $5 for each additional event. Register by July 30 at surfoff.com

Tennis tournament: Mixed doubles format in fundraiser to construct shade shelters on clay courts at Waccamaw Regional Tennis Complex. Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Stables Park. $25. Call 545-3450 to register

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

Et cetera

Blood drive: Red Cross collects pints from eligible donors. July 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Georgetown Hospital System office, Willbrook

Georgetown Navy Club: Shrimp supper for veterans of Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard and their guests. July 21, 6 p.m. social, 7 p.m. supper, Georgetown VFW Post. $55 annual membership includes Christmas dinner. Call 546-3283 for more information

Dining for a cause: Portion of lunch and dinner proceeds benefit Miss Ruby’s Kids early-childhood education program. July 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Alfresco Georgetown Bistro, 812 Front St. Call 344-3869 for reservations

Farmers markets: Sponsored by Georgetown County Parks and Recreation. Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Waccamaw Regional Recreation Center, Parkersville; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., East Bay Park, Georgetown

Support groups

Alzheimer’s and dementia support: Caregivers support group. First Mondays, noon, Holy Cross-Faith Memorial Episcopal Church. 237-3459

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., Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church. 385-2074

Mended Hearts: For heart patients and their families. Final Tuesday, 6 p.m., HealthPoint. 685-3378

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

Alzheimer’s Caregivers: Second Thursdays, 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

Alcoholics Anonymous: Saturdays, 10 a.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

Nar-Anon: Support for friends and families of addicts. Sundays, 7 p.m. 237-3591 or nar-anon.com


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