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WHAT’S ON

Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Georgetown County Board of Zoning Appeals: Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers

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

Pawleys Island Town Council: Dec. 12, 5 p.m., Pawleys Island Chapel

Georgetown County Council: Dec. 13, 5:30 p.m., council chambers

Churches

Rummage sale: Benefit for church programs at Christ the King-Grace Church Waccamaw. Dec. 3, 8 a.m.-noon, old church, Highway 17 at Alston Road

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

Open House: Public invited to tour new facility for Coastal Montessori Charter School. Dec. 1, 6-7:30 p.m., Highway 17 at Old Plantation Drive

Discovering Dave: Achaeologist George Wingard talks about finding works by an enslaved potter known only as Dave in Edgefield and screens a documentary about his work. Dec. 8, 5 p.m., Georgetown County Museum. $5

Christmas at Bellefield: House tours and talks about holiday traditions accompanied by barbecue and oyster roast. Dec. 10, noon-3 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $50 at hobcawbarony.org

Arts & Entertainment

Moveable Feast: Robert J. Sherertz (“A Hero Among Millions”), Dec. 7, Inlet Affairs. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: Marjory Wentworth (“We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel”), Dec. 9, Carefree Catering. $25. For more information, call 843-235-9600

Nights of a Thousand Candles: Tickets on sale for annual light display accompanied by live entertainment. Dec. 1-2, 8-10 and 15-18, 3-10 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. $17/adults ($18 after Nov. 30), $10/children. Admission by advance ticket only. Order at brookgreen.org

“Christmas at the Strand”: Swamp Fox Players production directed by Lee Padgett features Christmas songs and hymns. Dec. 1-3 and 8-10 at 8 p.m., Dec. 4 and 11 at 2:30 p.m., Strand Theater. $18/adults, $10/ages 12 and under. Call 843-527-2924

“The Addams Family”: Student production of musical comedy will benefit victims of Hurricane Matthew, which delayed the show’s October opening. Dec. 12-13, 7 p.m., St. James High School. $14/adults, $12/seniors, $8/students at booktix.com or at the door

Exhibits

Miniature Masterpieces: Works by artists from around the Carolinas go on display with a reception. Dec. 9, 5-8 p.m., Island Art Gallery. Show continues through Dec. 27

Beaches and Trees: Watercolors by North Litchfield artist Nancy Bracken. Through December. Waccamaw Library

Holiday Memories: Vintage model trains are centerpiece of seasonal display. Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission

Georgetown County Watercolor Society: Annual exhibit by area artists. Through Jan. 13, Rice Museum

Sports

WHS basketball: Varsity hosts Oceanside Collegiate Academy, Dec. 2, girls at 6 p.m., boys follow; JV hosts Andrews, Dec. 5, 6 p.m.; varsity hosts Carvers Bay, Dec. 6, 6 p.m.

WHS wrestling at Cane Bay with Stratford, Dec. 6, 6 p.m.; home to Myrtle Beach and Loris, Dec. 7, 6 p.m.; at Myrtle Beach with Hartsville and Conway, Dec. 9, 6 p.m.

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

Et cetera

Spirit of the Holidays Festival: Rides on a tour train, children’s activities and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus as festival returns for a second year. Dec. 1, 4-7 p.m., The Island Shops

Blood drive: Donate a pint to the Red Cross. Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Georgetown Memorial Hospital

Tree lighting: Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive to light up the tree and gather Christmas wishes in an event that includes crafts and hot chocolate. Dec. 2, 5-7 p.m., Morse Park

Christmas Home Tour: Benefit for Murrells Inlet 2020. Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., throughout Murrells Inlet. $25 at murrellsinletsc.com

Santa sighting: Children can share their Christmas wishes and donate a non-perishable food to Backpack Buddies. Dec. 3 and 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk

Atalaya Holiday Celebration: Tour of decorated rooms in the former beachfront home of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington accompanied by live entertainment, crafts and bake sale. Dec. 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Huntington Beach State Park. $3 plus park admission

Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade: Holiday spirits float down Business 17. Dec. 4, 3 p.m. To register a float, go to murrellsinletsc.com

Lowcountry Warbirds: Annual gathering of military pilots features a talk by Steve Peper, a Marine helicopter pilot. Dec. 7, 11:30 a.m., Litchfield Beach Fish House. $30 includes lunch. Call 843-543-1057 for reservations

Good Friends: Holiday luncheon to benefit families with special financial needs marks its 15th year. Dec. 8, 11:30 a.m., DeBordieu Club. $30. Call 843-436-0443 by Dec. 1 for reservations

Yuletide Tour of Homes: Benefit for Friends of the Georgetown Library includes eight homes, from colonial to contemporary, decorated for the season along with refreshments at the historic Parker-Stewart House. Dec. 10, 1:30-5:30 p.m., Downtown Georgetown. $25 ($20 for members of county Friends groups) at any library or call 843-545-3303

Santa Paws: Santa poses for photos with pets in benefit for All 4 Paws shelter. Saturdays, through Dec. 17, 708 Petigru Dr. From $12. Call 843-237-7297 for appointments

Kaminski House by Candlelight: Tours of historic home decorated for the holidays by local designers. Dec. 15 and 17, 5-6:30 p.m., Kaminski House Museum, Georgetown. $15 ($10 members)

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

Support groups

Griefshare: Mondays through Dec. 5, 11 a.m., St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church. 843-237-2294

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

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

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.org

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