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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Georgetown County Democrats: Aug. 28, 6 p.m., Georgetown County Library

Pawleys Island Civic Association: Aug. 30, 10 a.m., Pawleys Island Chapel

Georgetown County School Board: Sept. 2, 5:30 p.m., Beck Education Center

Churches

Women in the Word: Registration opens for community Bible study that will focus on the Gospel of John. Thursdays, Sept. 4-Nov. 20, 9:30-11:30 a.m., All Saints Church. Childcare available. Call 237-4223 ext. 205 or go to allsaintspawleys.org

Organ recital: Acclaimed organist Joby Bell performs with the church choir for dedication of newly-installed Allen organ. Sept. 7, 6 p.m., Belin Memorial United Methodist Church

> 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

CPR class: Learn a lifesaving skill. Aug. 28, 6 p.m., Wachesaw Conference Center. $10. Call 520-8490 to register

Health screening: Free screenings for blood pressure, osteoporosis, hearing, vision, blood sugar, oral cancer and body fat analysis plus low-cost blood, thyroid, diabetes and PSA tests along with information from Georgetown Hospital System staff. Sept. 5, 7:30-10:30 a.m., Belin Methodist Church. Registration packets at Waccamaw Community and Georgetown Memorial hospitals for blood tests. Call 520-8447 for more information

Course previews: Sample a range of adult, non-credit courses in the arts and humanities and meet the teachers. Sept. 4, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Osher Lifelong Learning Center, Litchfield Landing. Call 349-6584 to learn more

Hike to Clambank: A 2.5 mile walk through the salt marsh highlights history, ecology and conservation. Sept. 6, 1-4 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $20. Call 546-4623 to register

Quit smoking: Free six-part series from the American Cancer Society. Sept. 8, 10, 15, 17, 22 and 24, 6 p.m., Wachesaw Conference Center. Call 520-8447 to register

Lowcountry Herb Society: Kris Reynolds of Inlet Culinary Garden explains how to attract beneficial insects. Sept. 10, 10 a.m., St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church. New members welcome. Annual dues are $20

Arts & Entertainment

Strand Cinema: “The Railway Man,” former British POW confronts former Japanese prison camp guard, Aug. 29, 2:30 p.m.; “Tim’s Vermeer,” inventor explores the techniques of a Dutch master, Aug. 29, 7 p.m.; “The Rocket,” struggles of a Laotian family driven from their home, Aug. 30, 2:30 p.m.; “The Lunchbox,” missed delivery sparks a relationship between two people in Mumbai, Aug. 30, 7 p.m., Strand Theater. $7

Moveable Feast: Linwood Barclay (“No Safe House”), Aug. 29, 11 a.m., Inlet Affairs. Signing 2 p.m. at Litchfield Books. Next: Susan Vreeland (“Lisette’s List”), Sept. 5, Kimbel’s. $25. For more information, call 235-9600

CD signing: Ron Daise signs his new collection of songs and stories “Gullah Tings fa Tink Bout.” Aug. 29, 6-8 p.m., Barefoot Barista

Book signings: Pat Guerry Hodnett signs “In Full Sun” 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and Kelly Owens signs “The College Chronicles: Freshman Milestones” 3-5 p.m. Aug. 30, Clock Tower Books, Georgetown

Ambassadors of Jazz: Free concert by the Army band sponsored by the Georgetown County Cultural Council. Aug. 30, 6 p.m., Francis Marion Park

Exhibits

Past Presidents’ Palettes: Works by former Georgetown County Watercolor Society presidents Susan Goodman, Janice Coward and Gail Joley. Through Nov. 1, Rice Museum

National Sculpture Society: Works by 48 contemporary figurative sculptors. Through Nov. 2, 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

WHS cross country at Coastal Carolina Invitational. Aug. 29, 4:30 p.m.; county meet, Sept. 3, 5 p.m., Stables Park

WHS football at Hannah-Pamplico, Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m.; JV at Hemingway, Aug. 28, 6 p.m.

WHS swimming at North Myrtle Beach, Aug. 30

WHS girls tennis hosts Ashley Gaines Memorial Tournament, Sept. 5-6, Stable Park Tennis Center

WHS volleyball hosts Georgetown, Aug. 28, B-team at 5 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.; varsity at Timberland, Sept. 2, 6 p.m.

Golf benefit: Fundraiser for SC Cares animal sanctuary includes food, contests and prizes. Sept. 27, 8:30 a.m., Wedgefield Plantation. $65/player. Registration information at sc-cares.org

Injury clinics: Free evaluations for student athletes. Saturdays through Nov. 1, 8-10 a.m., Waccamaw Orthopaedics and NextStep Georgetown. Call 652-8160 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 meal proceeds aids Miss Ruby’s Kids early-childhood literacy program. Aug. 28, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., bisQit at the Hammock Shops. 979-2747

School open houses: Chance for parents to meet teachers. Sept. 4, 5:30-7 p.m. at Waccamaw Elementary; 6 p.m. at Waccamaw High

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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