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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet


Georgetown County Tourism Management Commission: March 15, 3:30 p.m., Lachicotte Co. office.

Georgetown County Planning Commission: March 15, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers.

Georgetown County Republican Club: John Warren, a candidate for governor, is the speaker. March 19, 6 p.m., Waccamaw Library.

Georgetown County School Board: March 20, 5:30 p.m., Beck Education Center.


Ecumenical lenten service: The Rev. Mitchell Adger of Missionary Baptist Church gives the final sermon. March 21, noon, Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church. A light lunch follows.

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


“The Islands and the Whales”: Documentary from Mike Day follows the struggles Faroe Islanders face in whale hunting, with a discussion led by Coastal Carolina University marine science professor Dan Abel. March 18, 2:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Economic energy: Leo Woodberry of the New Alpha Community Development Corp. talks about using “energy solutions” to boost economic development. March 19, 6 p.m., Howard Auditorium, Georgetown. Free.

Tuesdays with … : Debbie Barr, director of the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office reentry program, discusses how it prepares inmates for their transition into the workplace. March 20, 10 a.m., Georgetown Library. Free.

Plantation history: Robin McCall continues a series about plantations and the cultivation of rice. March 20, 10 a.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Grant writing workshop: Dwight McInvaill, director of the Georgetown County library system, tells how to find and write a compelling request for grants from nonprofits and governments. March 20, 5:30 p.m., Georgetown Library. Free.

Birds of Prey Day: Learn about bald eagles as their eggs begin to hatch in a local nest and watch a live raptor demonstration. March 24, 1 p.m., Huntington Beach State Park. Free with regular admission.

Arts & Entertainment

Moveable Feast: Kimmery Martin (“Queen of Hearts”), March 16, 11 a.m., Ocean One. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next, Bill Noel (“Discord, A Folly Beach Mystery)”, March 23, Inlet Affairs. $30. For more information, call 843-235-9600.

Strand Cinema: “Darkest Hour,” Winston Churchill defies the Nazis, March 16, 2:30 p.m.; “Alive and Kicking,” swing dancers share how it changed their lives, March 16, 7 p.m.; “Patriot Day,” drama about the the Boston Marathon bombing, March 17, 2:30 p.m.; “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” mother pressures police chief after the murder of her daughter, March 17, 7:30 p.m., Strand Cinema. $7 ($5 for members).

Classic movies: Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star in the 1957 romantic comedy “Desk Set,” introduced by Bill Harvey and Tony Miller. March 16, 6:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

“Two for the Show”: First graders perform short musicals about barnyard animals. March 22, 6:30 p.m., Waccamaw Elementary School gym. Free.

Book luncheon: Dana Ridenour, a former FBI agent and Murrells Inlet resident, discusses her book “Beyond the Cabin” in a benefit for First Books of Horry County. March 24, 11:30 a.m., Kimbel’s. $35. Email jgrimmett@sc.rr.com for tickets.


Wooden boats: Works by model boat builder Bill Brady of Litchfield. Through March, Waccamaw Library.

Bruce Chandler: Paintings in the series “From Choppee Creek to the Santee Delta.” Through April 18, Rice Museum.

Dinosaurs! Display of 17 animatronic dinosaurs along with an indoor lab and a “dig” for children. Through April 29, Brookgreen Gardens. $8 ($4 ages 4-12) plus regular admission.

Fish prints: Mixed media works from the Litchfield Beach artist Sharon Turner. Through April, Waccamaw Library.

Shipwrecks of South Carolina: Artifacts, models and images explore what lies under the waters. Through summer, S.C. Maritime Museum, Georgetown.


WHS baseball: Freshmen host Hannah-Pamplico, March 15, 6 p.m.; JV at Georgetown, March 15, 6 p.m.; varsity at Georgetown, March 16, 7 p.m.; freshmen host Loris, March 19, 6 p.m.; JV hosts Socastee, March 20, 6 p.m.; varsity at Lake City, March 20, 6:30 p.m.; JV hosts Carolina Forest, March 21, 6 p.m.; freshman at Carolina Forest for doubleheader, March 22, 5:30 p.m.

WHS golf in Panther Invitational, March 17, 8 a.m., Coastal Carolina University; hosts St. James, March 19, 4 p.m., True Blue; hosts Socastee, March 21, 4:30 p.m., The Reserve; at Carolinas Invitational, March 22-24, Aiken.

WHS lacrosse: Boys JV and varsity at Socastee, March 15, 5:30 p.m.; girls JV and varsity host Socastee, March 15, 5:30 p.m., Stables Park; boys JV and varsity host Bishop England, March 17, 10 a.m.; boys varsity hosts North Myrtle Beach, March 19, 6 p.m.; girls varsity at North Myrtle Beach; girls varsity at Ridge View, March 20, 5:30 p.m.; boys JV and varsity host St. James, March 22, 5:30 p.m.

WHS soccer: Boys JV and varsity at Georgetown, March 20, 5:30 p.m.; girls JV and varsity host Georgetown, March 20, 5:30 p.m.; JV teams at Myrtle Beach, March 21, 5:30 p.m.; girls varsity at Myrtle Beach, March 22, 6 p.m.

WHS softball: Varsity at Georgetown, March 16, 6:30 p.m.; at Lake City, March 20, 6:30 p.m.;

WHS tennis hosts Myrtle Beach, March 20, 4:30 p.m., Stables Park.

WHS track at West Ashley Relays, March 17, 10 a.m.; at Socastee, March 21, 4:30 p.m.

Race for the Inlet: Runs through the community benefit Murrells Inlet 2020. March 31, 8 a.m., from the Murrells Inlet 2020 office on Business 17. $30 for 5K, $35 for 8K, includes breakfast and awards. Register online or call 843-357-2007.

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

Et cetera

Burning of the Socks: Ceremony that marks the equinox and the return of bare ankles includes a gumbo cookout with nine restaurants as a benefit for the S.C. Maritime Museum. March 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m., 729 Front St. $35 ($30 for museum members).

Shushcon 2018: Board games, escape rooms, tournaments and swap meets converge for one weekend. March 23-25, Waccamaw Library. Free.

Melting Pot March: Community walk and lunch focuses on racial unity. March 24, noon, from Winyah Auditorium to Howard School.

Blood drive: The Red Cross collects a pint from eligible donors. March 26, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., HealthPoint. Free.

Coffee with a Cop: Meet with local law enforcement officers for conversation March 29, 8-10 a.m., Applewood House of Pancakes. Free.

Easter Egg Hunt: Children ages 2-12 can search for festive, candy-filled eggs and meet the Easter Bunny. Children 2-4 search in Rainey Park. Children 5-12 search on the Kaminski House Museum lawn. March 31, 11 a.m., Kaminski House Museum lawn. Free.

Poster competition: Children and adults can submit designs for the Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art’s program through April 13. The winner receives $300. Visit pawleysislandmusic.com for rules.

Volunteer opportunity: Smith Medical Clinic seeks doctors and nurses, as well as assistance in reception, patient intake, scheduling, data entry and answering phones. Contact Dina Wells at dwells@smithfreeclinic.org.

Support groups

Grief Support Group: Series on normal grief, culture’s expectations and a Biblical response. Mondays through March 19, 10 a.m., All Saints Church. 843-712-1896.

Grief Share: Mondays through May 14, 11 a.m., St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church.

Overeaters Anonymous: Mondays and Thursdays, 6 p.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. 843-237-8617.

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.

Cancer patients: First Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., Waccamaw Community Hospital. Third Thursdays, 1 p.m., Tidelands Health Community Resource Center, Georgetown. 843-243-0610

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, Waccamaw Community Hospital. 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.

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.

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