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WHAT’S ON

Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Pawleys Island Civic Association: Annual meeting. Sept. 5, 10 a.m., Pawleys Island Chapel

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

S.C. Renewable Energy Task Force: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management presents details of offshore wind leasing proposal. Sept. 9, noon-4:30 p.m., Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort

Churches

Rite of Christian Initiation: Introductory meeting explains the Roman Catholic faith and the process of reception into the church. Sept. 10, 7 p.m., Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church. Call 843-237-3428 for more information

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

Lowcountry Herb Society: Cheri Ward from Blue Pearl Farms in McClellanville is the speaker for a new season of meetings. Sept. 8, 10 a.m., Waccamaw Library. Annual dues are $20. New members welcome

Lifelong learning: Preview programs and meet instructors for the non-credit courses at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Sept. 9, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Litchfield Education Center, Litchfield Landing. View offerings at coastal.edu/olli

Intellectual property: Douglas Kim, attorney with the McNair Law Firm, leads a workshop on protecting rights. Sept. 9, 8:30-10 a.m., Litchfield Exchange. $15 ($10 for Chamber of Commerce members) at visitgeorge.com

Grand Strand Genealogy Club: Lesta Sue Hardee talks about the archives at the Chapin Library. Sept. 12, 10:30 a.m., Chapin Library, Myrtle Beach

Arts & Entertainment

Moveable Feast: Angela Williams (“Hush Now, Baby”), Sept. 4, 11 a.m., Great Pee Dee Q. Signing at 2 p.m., Litchfield Books. Next: Michelle Gable (“A Paris Apartment”), Sept. 11, Ocean One. $25. For more information, call 843-235-9600

Strand Cinema: “Timbuktu,” jihadists disrupt life in Mali, Sept. 4, 2:30 p.m.; “The One I Love,” troubled married couple on weekend getaway, Sept. 4, 7 p.m.; “Danny Collins,” lost letter from John Lennon changes aging rocker, Sept. 5, 2:30 p.m.; “Clouds of Sils Maria,” actress revisits her breakout role, Sept. 5, 7 p.m., Strand Theater. $7

Jammin’ Under the Oaks: Singer-songwriter Liz Blackstone performs at community music series. Sept. 13, 2-5 p.m., Holy Cross-Faith Memorial Episcopal Church. $5/car

Exhibits

Life, History and Roots: Oil paintings of Lowcountry landscapes by Pat Puckett. Through September, Waccamaw Library

Hometown Teams: A traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street program looks at how sports shape America. Through Sept. 6, Georgetown Museum

Carolinas Converge: Exhibit of works by students of Bruce Chandler from North and South Carolina go on display with a reception. Through Sept. 26, Rice Museum

National Sculpture Society: Annual juried exhibit of 57 works by top figurative sculptors. Through Nov. 1, Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission

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

Sports

WHS cross country at Eye Opener Invitational, Sept. 4-5, Spartanburg; at Socastee with Aynor, Sept. 8, 5 p.m.

WHS football: Varsity at Carvers Bay. Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m. JV hosts Carvers Bay, Sept. 3, 6 p.m.

WHS swimming at Socastee Invitational, Sept. 12, Coastal Carolina University

WHS girls tennis at Wando, Sept. 8, 4:30 p.m.; hosts Mullins, Sept. 9, 4:30 p.m., Stables Park; at Myrtle Beach, Sept. 10, 4:30 p.m.

WHS volleyball: Varsity hosts Carolina Forest and Johnsonville, Sept. 3, 5:30 p.m.; at St. James with B-team and JV, Sept. 8, 4:30 p.m.; varsity at Mullins, Sept. 10, 6 p.m.; at Sumter Invitational, Sept. 12

Sports injury clinics: Screening for children 8-18 by staff from Tidelands Health. Saturdays through November 1, 8-10 a.m., Waccamaw Orthopaedics in Murrells Inlet and NextStep Rehabilitation in Georgetown

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

Et cetera

Health screening: Free and low-cost screenings by staff from Tidelands Health. Sept. 4, 7:30-10:30 a.m., Belin Memorial United Methodist Church. Register in advance at Waccamaw Community or Georgetown Memorial hospitals, or at the screening

Celebrity gala: You provide the celebrity (dressing up as your favorite) Murrells Inlet 2020 provides the red carpet, paparazzi and limos in this benefit, which includes food and dancing to Tru Sol. Sept. 18, 7-11 p.m., Wachesaw Plantation Club. $100/person at 357-2007 or murrellsinletsc.com

In the Pink: Registration open for 2-mile breast cancer awareness walk that raises funds for screenings for patients with little or no insurance. Oct. 3, 8:30 a.m, Waccamaw Medical Park. $25 through Sept. 4 at tidelandshealth.org, $30 afterward

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. Call 843-436-5900 for location

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 (starting in October), 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

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


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