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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Pawleys Island Planning Commission: Review of proposal for new Town Hall. Jan. 12, 4 p.m., Pawleys Island Realty office.

Georgetown County Democratic Party: Jan. 12, 6 p.m., The Meeting Place, 2921 Highmarket St.

Georgetown County Water and Sewer District: Jan. 12, 6 p.m., district office, Clearwater Drive.

Waccamaw Neck Republican Club: State Sen. Stephen Goldfinch and Rep. Lee Hewitt are the speakers. Jan. 16, 7 p.m., Applewood House of Pancakes.

Georgetown County Board of Education: Jan. 17, 5:30 p.m., Beck Education Center.

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

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

Pawleys Island town meeting: Forum with Town Council for residents and property owners. Jan. 20, 4 p.m., Pawleys Island Chapel.

Churches

Martin Luther King memorial: The Rev. Olin Hendrix is the guest speaker of St. Mark AME, accompanied by choir, for a program on the theme “We Believe that God will Make a Way.” Jan. 15, 4 p.m., Greater Gordon Chapel AME Church, Murrells Inlet. Public invited.

Hospice benefit: Women’s club auction of jewelry, furniture, decorative and household items aids Tidelands Community Hospice. Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m. viewing, 6 p.m. auction, Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church. To donate items, call 916-747-3423.

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

Life on the reef: A visit to the salt marsh at low tide provides a chance to explore the productive ecosystem surrounding oyster reefs. Jan. 13, 1-4 p.m., North Inlet-Winyah Bay Research Reserve. Free, but space is limited to 14. Call 843-904-9016 to register.

Grand Strand Genealogy Club: Members “share an ancestor” who has remained elusive to get advice on research problems. Jan. 14, 10:30 a.m., Chapin Library, Myrtle Beach. Visitors welcome.

Guardian ad litem: Training class begins for volunteers who aid abused and neglected children in the Family Court system. Tuesdays, Jan. 17-Feb. 14, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Call 843-436-7030 for information and registration or go to scgal.org

Gullah quilts: Dorothy Montgomery talks about her collection of story quilts, collages and prints now on display in the Lowcountry Center. January 18, 1 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission. Call 843-235-6049 to reserve a seat.

Arts & Entertainment

Moveable Feast: Karen White (“The Guests on South Battery”), Jan. 13, 11 a.m., Pawleys Plantation. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: Michael Bonner and Fritz Hamer (“S.C. Civil War and Reconstruction”), Jan. 20, Inlet Affairs. $30. For more information, call 843-235-9600.

Strand Cinema: “Harry and Snowman,” rescued plow horse becomes champion show jumper, Jan. 13, 2:30 p.m.; “The Physician,” the quest for medical knowledge in 11th century Persia, Jan. 13, 7 p.m.; “Sully,” the story of the 2009 Miracle on the Hudson, Jan. 14, 2:30 p.m.; “Don’t Think Twice,” improv comedy group’s bonds tested by success, Jan. 14, 7 p.m., Strand Theater, Front Street. $7 ($5 for members).

Classic movies: Series continues with “Dead Poets Society,” with Robin Williams starring as the inspirational English teacher. Bill Harvey and Tony Miller give an introduction and lead a discussion after the screening. Jan. 13, 6:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Tribute to the Beatles: George Devens, a studio musician in New York for 35 years, performs tunes by the Fab Four for listening and dancing. Jan. 14, 6:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Author’s Table: Tanya Ackerman talks about her photography book “Pawleys Island: Chasing the Light.” Jan. 19, 10 a.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Exhibits

Jule Owens: Works by the Lowcountry artist who died in 1973 go on display with reception. Jan. 12, 5-6:30 p.m., Georgetown County Museum. $5 (free to members). Exhibit continues through Jan. 28.

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

Shine On, Gullah. Shine On”: A collection of story quilts, fabric collages and prints by Dorothy Montgomery of Charleston. Through March 12, Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission.

Sports

WHS basketball: Varsity hosts Loris, Jan. 12, 6 p.m. girls, boys follow; varsity hosts Aynor, Jan. 17, 6 p.m. girls, boys follow.; JV at Aynor, Jan. 18, 6 p.m. girls, boys follow; JV hosts Georgetown, Jan. 19, 6 p.m. girls, boys follow.

WHS wrestling at Horry-Georgetown Invitational, Jan. 14, North Myrtle Beach; at Timberland with Battery Creek, Jan. 18, 6 p.m.

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

Et cetera

Camellia flower show: The 13th annual exhibit by the Grand Strand Camellia Society. Jan. 14-15, Inlet Square Mall. Free.

Blood drives: Donate a pint to the Red Cross. Jan. 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tidelands Health conference center, Riverwood Drive; Jan. 17, noon-3 p.m., Belin United Methodist Church

Dining for a Cause: Portion of lunch and dinner proceeds benefits Miss Ruby’s Kids early-childhood education program. Jan. 17, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Costa Carolina Kitchen, Business 17. Call 843-299-1970 for reservations.

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

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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