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WHAT’S ON

Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

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

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

Candidate forum: County Council District 6 candidates in the June 12 GOP primary, Steve Goggans and Donald D. Russell III, answer questions from voters. April 23, 6 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Email questions to chairman@georgetownGOP.org.

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

Churches

Garage sale: Items for the home, garden and sports are among those on sale to benefit local charities. April 21, 8-11 a.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

Spring fling: Benefit for church projects include raffle and silent auction items, music by The Foreclosures and barbecue by Danny’s. April 21, 3-6 p.m., Christ the King - Grace Church. $20.

Women’s worship: A live simulcast of author and Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer with music by Anthony Evans. April 28, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Pawleys Island Community Church. $20 (add $8 for box lunch). Register by April 25 at picc.ws.

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

“Our Solar System”: Ron Revere, an astronomy and physics teacher, starts the series with a talk about our moon and others. April 20, 2 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Health lecture: Program by St. James Santee Family Health Centers and Children’s Trust about impacts of “adverse childhood experiences.” April 26, 5:30 p.m., Howard Adult Center, Georgetown.

History unearthed: Karen Smith of the S.C. Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology talks about artifacts found on Hobcaw Barony. April 26, 6 p.m., Kimbel Lodge. $30 includes barbecue and pilau dinner. Register at 843-546-4623 or hobcawbarony.org.

Arts & Entertainment

“Peter Pan”: Sixth-graders from Waccamaw Intermediate perform an adapted version of the 1954 musical. April 19, 9:30 a.m., April 20, 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Waccamaw High Auditorium. Free, but donations accepted.

Moveable Feast: David Baldacci (“The Fallen”), April 19, 5:30 p.m. Pawleys Plantation. Waiting list. Next: Ariel Lawhon (“I Was Anastasia”), April 24, 11:30 a.m., Inlet Affairs; Kathleen Rooney (“Lillian Boxfish Talks a Walk”), April 27, 11:30 a.m., Grande Dunes Ocean Club, Myrtle Beach $30. For more information, call 843-235-9600.

Strand Cinema: “Wonder,” fifth-grader who has undergone numerous facial surgeries enters public school, April 20, 2:30 p.m.; “Collateral Beauty,” after tragedy, an advertising executive writes letters to love, time and death, April 20, 7 p.m.; “The Shape of Water,” Oscar winner for Best Picture about a lonely woman’s relationship with a sea creature hidden in a government lab, April 21, 2:30 p.m.; “Oh Lucy!” English teacher gives his Japanese student a new identity with unexpected results, April 21, 7 p.m., Strand Cinema. $7 ($5 for members).

Casting call: Five men and six women needed for the August performances of “So Glad We Have This Time Together,” a tribute to Carol Burnett’s skit comedy directed by Joe Ford. April 22 and 29, 4-6 p.m., Strand Theater. Contact swampfoxplayers@frontier.com for more information.

Student poetry: Winners of the 10th annual poetry contest by the Friends of the Library read their works at a reception. April 26, 7 p.m., Waccamaw Library.

Exhibits

Martha dePoo: New works by the Florida watercolorist go on display with a reception. April 27, 5-7 p.m., Cheryl Newby Gallery, Oak Lea.

Fish prints: Mixed media works from the Litchfield Beach artist Sharon Turner. Through April, Waccamaw Library.

Georgetown County Watercolor Society: Works by area artists on display. Through May 2, Lakes at Litchfield.

Dinosaurs! Display of 17 animatronic dinosaurs along with an indoor lab and a “dig” for children. Through May 13, Brookgreen Gardens. $8 ($4 ages 4-12) plus regular admission.

Carolinas Nature Photographers Associations: Works by members of the regional chapter. Through May 25, Rice Museum.

Shipwrecks of South Carolina: Artifacts, models and images explore what lies under the waters. Through summer, S.C. Maritime Museum, Georgetown.

Sports

Sports

WHS baseball: Varsity hosts Aynor, April 20, 6:30 p.m.

WHS golf at Loris, April 19, 4 p.m., Diamondback; at Tournament of Champions, April 22-23, Daniel Island; at Southern Cross Invitational, April 26-28, Palmetto Club.

WHS soccer: Girls JV and varsity host Bishop England, April 21 noon; boys varsity hosts Wexford Collegiate, April 25, 6 p.m.

WHS softball: Varsity hosts Aynor, April 20, 6:30 p.m.; varsity at Conway, April 20, 6:30 p.m.

WHS tennis hosts Myrtle Beach Christian, April 20, 4:30 p.m., Stables Park; hosts Socastee, April 20, 4:30 p.m., Stables Park.

WHS track hosts region championship, April 24, 2 p.m.

Tour de Plantersville: A 10-mile and 25-mile bicycle excursion along the Plantersville Scenic Byway benefits the Village Group after-school and summer programs. April 21, 7:30 a.m., from Plantersville Elementary School. $35 adults, $10 children includes lunch, T-shirts and entertainment. Register at 843-240-0534 or thevillagegroup.org.

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

Et cetera

Spring Tide: Annual cleanup of the Murrells Inlet creeks and streets. April 22, 11 a.m., from Morse Landing Park. Chowder cookoff follows, 1-4 p.m. Free for volunteers.

Giving night: A portion of dinner proceeds benefit St. Christopher’s Children, a program that helps students with clothing and medical needs. April 25, 5:30-11 p.m., Caffe Piccolo.

Spring book sale: Gently-used books from coffee table reads to mysteries and more on sale in benefit for the Friends of the Georgetown Library. April 27, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., April 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Georgetown Library.

Wedding showcase: Brides-to-be and their wedding parties can explore ideas for their big day and see a vintage collection of gowns. April 29, 1-4 p.m., Kaminski House Museum. $10 in advance at kaminskimuseum.org, $12 at the door.

Garden party: Benefit for Miss Ruby’s Kids early-childhood education program includes silent and live auctions, food and live music. April 29, 3 p.m. with live auction at 5:30 p.m., DeBordieu Club House. $100 at 843-527-0277 or missrubyskids.net.

Volunteer opportunity: Smith Medical Clinic seeks doctors and nurses, as well as assistance in reception, patient intake, scheduling, data entry and answering phones. Contact Dina Wells at dwells@smithfreeclinic.org.

Support groups

Grief Share: Mondays through May 14, 11 a.m., St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church.

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, Waccamaw Community Hospital. 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.

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