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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet


Pawleys Island Planning Commission: Feb. 26, 4 p.m. Pawleys Island Realty

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

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

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


Students in the Word: Lunch benefit for Bible education for public school students includes talk by Sherry Bradshaw, founder of Back 9 Ministries. March 3, 11:30 a.m., St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church. $25 at eventbrite.com

Lenten series: Ecumenical service by the Rev. David Lyle followed by light lunch. March 4, noon, All Saints Church

Meatballs on a mission: Spaghetti lunch benefits church youth groups. March 1, 12:15-2 p.m., All Saints Church. $6/person or $20/family

Daddy-daughter dance: Tickets on sale for benefit fort international mission projects. March 6, 7-10 p.m., Belin Memorial United Methodist Church. $25/couple ($30 for more than one daughter). Tickets at church office or Lee’s Inlet Apothecary

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


Art of Emily Weston: Dr. Hal Holmes talks about the drawings and paintings made by the English-born wife of the owner of Hagley Plantation in the mid-19th century. Feb. 26, 5:30 p.m., Georgetown Library. Free

Wonders of plankton: A look at the microscopic creatures of North Inlet with Dennis Allen. Feb. 27, 9:30 a.m.-noon, North Inlet-Winyah Bay Research Reserve. $5. Call 904-9016 to register

Healthy shopping: A Georgetown Hospital System dietician leads a tour through the grocery aisles with tips on nutrition and economy. Feb. 27, 5 p.m., Walmart, Georgetown. Free, but call 520-8288 to register

Gullah chef: Sallie Ann Robinson cooks crab rice and pecan cookies while explaining “Cooking and Living the Daufuskie Gullah Way.” Feb. 28, 2 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission, but call 235-6016 to reserve seat

Social media for small business: Donald Dennis leads a fast-paced session on “cracking the code.” March 3, 2 p.m., Georgetown Library. Free

Walk of the Waccamaw: Programs on Native-American culture by Chief Buster Hatcher and Susan Hayes Hatcher. March 7, healing herbs and recipes at 2 p.m., ceremonies and their meaning at 7 p.m., Waccamaw Library, 41 St. Paul’s Pl. Free

Arts & Entertainment

Moveable Feast: Karen Stokes (“Confederate South: True Stories of Civilians, Soldiers and the War”), Feb. 27, 11 a.m., Ocean One. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: Tim Johnston (“Descent”), March 6, Inlet Affairs. $25. For more information, call 235-9600

Strand Cinema: “Love is Strange,” Feb. 27, 2:30 p.m.; “The Theory of Everything,” Feb. 27, 7 p.m.; “Third Person,” Feb. 28, 2:30 p.m.; “Elsa and Fred,” Feb. 28, 7 p.m., Strand Theater, Front Street. $7

French film series: Cinema showcase (with English subtitles) returns for an 11th year. “Avis de Mistral” (“My Summer in Provence”), Feb. 27, 7 p.m.; “Paris a Tout Prix” (“Paris or Perish”), Feb. 28, 1:30 p.m.; “En Solitaire” (“Turning Tides”), Feb. 28, 3:30; “Jappeloup”, Feb. 28, 7 p.m.; “Come un Chef” (“The Chef”), March 1, 2:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. $5 each or $15 for series ($10 for students, members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and Friends of the Waccamaw Library)

Tea and Poetry: Last of a series features readings by Jo Angela Edwins, winner of the 2014 poetry fellowship from the S.C. Academy of Writers, and open mic time for poets in the audience. March 5, 3 p.m., Coastal Carolina University Education Center, Litchfield. Free

Friday Night at the Movies: David Zinman returns to introduce a series of classic films and discussion, starting the Alfred Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest.” March 6, 7 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free

“Hairspray, The Musical”: Student performance of big and bold musical about one girl’s dream to dance. March 5-7 at 7 p.m., March 7-8 at 3 p.m., Socastee High School. $12 ($18 reserved) at socasteeperformingarts.com


“A Closer Look”: Works by Bruce Chandler. Through March 7, Rice Museum. Free

Sandy Island: Traveling exhibit from USC’s McKissick Museum.Photos of the island’s Gullah community by Vennie Deas Moore. Through March 22, Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission

“Swim – An artist’s journey”: Charles Williams, a Georgetown County native and regular visiting artist at the Waccamaw schools, debuts works inspired by a near-drowning experience and the cultural fear of the water among black youth. Through April 23, Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m., Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum, Myrtle Beach. Free

Environmental Impact: Works by 75 artists from around the world in a variety of media that focus on natural resource issues. Through April 26, Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission


WHS baseball hosts Coastal Invitational, March 5 at 1 p.m.; March 6 at 5:30 p.m.; March 7 at 7 p.m.; finals March 8 at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

WHS golf in Patriot Invitational, March 1-2, Wescott Plantation

WHS lacrosse: Boys at Myrtle Beach, Feb. 26, 5:30 p.m.; at River Bluff, Feb. 28, noon.; host St. James, March 4, 5:30 p.m., Warrior Field. Girls host Beaufort, March 4, 6 p.m., Stables Park.

WHS soccer: Girls varsity at Michael B. Nash Invitational, Feb. 26-28, North Myrtle Beach; boys varsity at invitational Feb. 27-March 1. Boys host Mullins, March 3, 6 p.m. Girls at Myrtle Beach with JV, March 3, 5:30 p.m. Boys and girls at Loris, March 5, 6 p.m.

WHS softball in Summerville tournament, Feb. 27-28; hosts scrimmage with North Myrtle Beach, March 3, 5:45 p.m.; at Myrtle Beach for scrimmage, March 4, 6 p.m.

WHS tennis at Loris, March 3, 4:30 p.m.; hosts Mullins, March 5, 4:30 p.m., Stables Park

WHS wrestling in State individual meet, Feb. 27-28, Anderson University

First Tee: Registration open for after-school and Saturdays in golf/character-education program for ages 7-14. Eight weekly classes start the last week in March. Local course at Willbrook Plantation, Mondays, 4-5:30 p.m. Clubs provided. $40 at thefirstteethegrandstrand.com or 833-2999

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 lunch and dinner proceeds benefit Miss Ruby’s Kids early-childhood education programs. Feb. 26, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Salt Water Creek Café. Call 357-2433 for reservations

Benefit oyster roast: Pawleys Island Masonic Lodge raises money for local charities with all-you-can eat menu of oysters and barbecue. Feb. 28, 5-9 p.m., Hog Heaven. $25

Harvest Moon: Oyster roast and pilau, drinks and live music commemorate sinking of Union flagship USS Harvest Moon in Winyah Bay on March 1, 1865. March 1, 2-6 p.m., S.C. Maritime Museum. $25. ($20 for members)

Barbecue benefit: Benefit for Pawleys Island Christian Academy includes plates of barbecue, chicken bog, cole slaw and beans from Hog Heaven. March 4, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Pawleys Island Community Church. Eat in or take out. Delivery for business orders of five plates or more. $10/plate. Call 237-9293

Cattails and Cocktails: Benefit for Georgetown County Museum includes outdoor fare from celebrity chefs, music and silent auction. March 7, 1-4 p.m., Kimbel Lodge, Hobcaw Barony. $35 ($30 for members). Call 545-7020 for tickets

Plantation tours: Tickets on sale for 67th annual tour of historic properties sponsored by the Women of Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church. March 27-28. $40/day, $70/two days. List of properties and registration available at princegeorgeplantationtours.com

Tax aid: AARP-IRS trained volunteers help prepare individual tax returns. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through April 14, 1-5 p.m., Waccamaw Library

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 Thursday, 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

Better Breathers: American Lung Association group for patients and families. Third Friday, 1 p.m., Waccamaw Community Hospital. 652-1624

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

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

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