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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet


Georgetown County Board of Zoning Appeals: Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers

Sierra Club: Dec. 7, 11:30 p.m., Applewood House of Pancakes

Georgetown County Recreation Commission: Dec. 7, 5 p.m., Beck Recreation Center

Georgetown County Council: Dec. 8, 5:30 p.m., council chambers


Live nativity: Church members recreate the manger and marketplace from Bethlehem. Dec. 6, 4-7 p.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Free, but donations of canned foods welcome

Pioneer Clubs: Programs for children age 4 through sixth grade. Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Call 237-2795 to register or learn more

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


Writers workshop: Tibby Plants, president of the S.C. Writers Workshop, leads a program on publishing and marketing. Dec. 1, 6:30-8 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free

Tidelands Photography Club: Bill Barber talks about “thinking outside the box” and there’s a session on Creative Cloud tips. Dec. 7, 9 a.m., Waccamaw Library. Free. Visitors and new members welcome.

Arts & Entertainment

Moveable Feast: Anne Malarich, Linda Ketron, Libby Bernadin and Susan Meyers (“Brookgreen Gardens: Through the Seasons in Images and Words”), Nov. 27, 11 a.m., Inlet Affairs. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: Tom Poland (“Georgialina: A Southland as We Knew It”), Dec. 4, Ocean One. $25. For more information, call 843-235-9600

“A Christmas Cabaret”: Tickets on sale for popular holiday dinner concert by the Indigo Choral Society. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m., Holy Cross-Faith Memorial Episcopal Church. $50 or $375 for table of eight. E-mail indigores@roadrunner.com for reservations

“Messiah”: Handel’s oratorio performed by the Long Bay Symphony and Carolina Master Chorale. Dec. 6, 2:30 p.m., All Saints Church. Free, but donations accepted for Students in the Word Ministries


Holiday memories: Model trains, period Christmas trees and other items that evoke the spirit of Christmas past. Nov. 27-Jan. 3, Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission

Directors Circle: Paintings by Stephanie Hamlet, Lu Hook, Kellie Jacobs, Elise Moore, Esther Sharp, Squeaky Swenson and Sharon Turner. Through Jan. 8, Rice Museum, Georgetown

Carolina Lowcountry: New works by Martha dePoo. Through Dec. 12, Cheryl Newby Gallery, Oak Lea

C. Hoppin Shuler: Paintings by an award-winning artist who applies a rich palette of color to works inspired by Lowcountry settings. Through Nov. 30, Waccamaw Library

Browns Ferry Vessel: A new model of the colonial cargo boat highlights an exhibit on its place in history. S.C. Maritime Museum, Front Street


WHS basketball at Socastee, Dec. 2, 6 p.m. girls, boys follow; JV hosts Georgetown, Dec. 3, 6 p.m. girls, boys follow; varsity at Georgetown, Dec. 4, girls at 6 p.m., boys follow

WHS wrestling at Georgetown with Carolina Forest, Dec. 2, 5:30 p.m.; at Conway, Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

Tot basketball: Program for parents and kids ages 3 and 4. Tuesdays in December, 5:30 p.m., Waccamaw Regional Rec Center. $10. Call 843-545-3275 by Nov. 30 to register

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

Et cetera

Santa Paws: Photos of pets with Santa in a benefit for animal rescue. Saturdays, Nov. 28-Dec. 19, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., All 4 Paws. Call 843-237-7297 for appointment

Christmas tree lighting: Entertainment, drinks and treats along with Santa and Mrs. Claus welcome the holidays. Nov. 29, 3-6 p.m., (Santa arrives at 4 p.m.), The Hammock Shops. Free, but donations of canned foods or money accepted for local flood victims

Blood drive: Red Cross collects a pint from eligible donors. Dec. 3, 2-7 p.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

Nights of a Thousand Candles: Illuminated sculpture gardens and seasonal entertainment. Dec. 3-5, 10-12 and 17-19, 3-10 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. $18/adults, $10/ages 4-12 at brookgreen.org ($2 discount before Dec. 1)

Holiday book sale: Benefit for the Friends of the Waccamaw Library includes donated fiction, non-fiction, DVDs, CDs and LPs. Dec. 3, 4-7 p.m., Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Waccamaw Library

A Fashionable Christmas: Candlelight tours of historic home decorated for the holidays by local designers. Dec. 3, 10 and 17, 5-7 p.m., Kaminski House Museum. $5/adults, $3/youth, free/9 and under. Daily tours at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m., $12/adults, $10/seniors, $6/ages 6-17

Christmas home tour: Murrells Inlet homes open their doors in a benefit for Murrells Inlet 2020. Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., from Murrells Inlet 2020 office. $25 in advance, $30 on the day. Call 357-2007

Atalaya Holiday Festival: Music, food, crafts and decorated rooms in the former winter home of the Huntingtons. Dec. 5, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Huntington Beach State Park. $3 plus park admission for ages 6 and up

Christmas parades: Bands and floats launch the holiday season. Dec. 6, 3 p.m., Business 17 from Wilcox Avenue to Wachesaw Road. E-mail info@murrellsinletsc.comfor registration form

Good Friends: Annual luncheon raises money for fund that aids the most vulnerable in the community. Dec. 10, noon, DeBordieu. For tickets, or to donate, contact Patty Shortt at 804-334-5824

Winter Wonderland Camp: Program for special needs children includes games, music and crafts. Dec. 12, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Georgetown County Disabilities and Special Needs office. Free, including lunch, but call 843-283-3033 by Dec. 4 to register

Business networking: Weekly sessions build business relationships following Business Networking International program. Tuesdays, 7:30-9 a.m., Tradition Golf Club. Call 843-833-1937 for more information

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

Mended Hearts: For heart patients and their families. Fourth Tuesday, noon, HealthPoint. 843-685-3378

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.com

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