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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet


Willbrook roundabout: Presentation of county plans for Willbrook Boulevard and Wildcat Way intersection. April 30, 5:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library

Sierra Club: Hamilton Davis of the Coastal Conservation League talks about energy issues. May 4, 11:30 a.m., Applewood House of Pancakes

Georgetown County Parks and Recreation Commission: May 4, 5 p.m., Beck Recreation Center

Meet the candidate: GOP presidential hopeful Ben Carson talks with voters. May 8, noon, Winyah Auditorium. Seating is limited. E-mail judyclarke32@gmail.com for reservation


Garage sale: Benefit for charitable programs also includes a bake sale. May 2, 8 a.m.-noon, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

Blessing of the Inlet: Celebration of the community and its environment. May 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with ceremony at 11:30 a.m., Belin Memorial United Methodist Church

Praise in the Park: Praise Team at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church taking reservations from vendors for event that includes food, music and games. May 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Waccamaw Regional Recreation Center. E-mail mzmbsc29585@gmail.com for vendor 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


Healthy shopping: Tour the grocery store aisles with a dietician from Tidelands Health (formerly Georgetown Hospital System) to learn about good nutritional and economic choices. May 12, 5 p.m., Bi-Lo, Murrells Inlet. Free, but call 520-8288 to register

Arts & Entertainment

Student poetry reading: Winners of the Friends of the Waccamaw Library’s seventh annual student poetry contest will read their works and receive their awards. April 30, 7 p.m., Waccamaw Library

Moveable Feast: Bill Thompson (“Art & Craft: Thirty Years on the Literary Beat”), May 1, 11 a.m., Ocean One. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: Pat Conroy and Catherine Seltzer (“Understanding Pat Conroy”), May 8, Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort. $46 includes book. Waiting list. For more information, call 235-9600

“Driving Miss Daisy”: Swamp Fox Players production of award-winning play about the evolving relationship between a white Southern widow and her black driver. May 1-2, 7-9 at 8 p.m., May 3 and 10 at 2:30 p.m., Strand Theater. $15. Call 527-2924 for tickets

Made in the Shade: New season of free concerts begins with Long Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra. May 3, 3 p.m., Kaminski House Museum. Bring your seating

Readers theater: Performances by members of the Waccamaw High Speech and Debate Team. May 4, 6 p.m., WHS auditorium

Indigo Choral Society: Community chorus begins rehearsals for July Fourth concert. May 4, 6:30 p.m., Georgetown Presbyterian Church. New members welcome

“For Better”: Comedy about three couples dealing with love in the digital age. May 7-9 and 14-16 at 8 p.m., May 10 and 17 at 2 p.m., Murrells Inlet Community Center. $12. Call 651-4152 for tickets

Friday Night Movies: Series continues with “Love Affair,” the 1939 film of a couple who plan to meet atop the Empire State Building when … ; introduced by David Zinman. May 8, 7 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free


Steamboats: A model of the Planter and photos highlight the golden age of steamboats on Georgetown County’s rivers in the 19th and 20th centuries. S.C. Maritime Museum, Front Street

Artisans of the Cotton Trail: Paintings, photos, fiber, pottery and sculpture among works of over 20 South Carolina artisans. Through May 2, Rice Museum. Free


WHS baseball playoffs start April 30, games May 2, 4 and 6

WHS golf in Southern Cross Invitational, April 30-May 1, Palmetto Golf Club; at Aynor, May 5, 4 p.m.

WHS soccer: Playoffs start May 4 for girls with games May 6, 8 and 11. Boys start May 5 with games May 7, 9 and 12

WHS softball playoffs start April 30, games May 2, 4 and 6

WHS tennis at Bishop England, April 30, 4:30 p.m., Snee Farm, Mount Pleasant. Playoffs start May 7

WHS track and field at region championship, April 30, 2 p.m., Marion

Fishing tournaments: Inshore Fishing Association holds a Redfish Tour and a Kayak Tour event. May 2-3, from Campbell Marine Complex. Registration May 1, 5-7 p.m. for redfish, 6-7 p.m. for kayaks or at ifatours.com

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

Et cetera

Anniversary dinner: Gullah artist Jonathan Green is the speaker at a dinner marking the 45th anniversary of the Rice Museum. May 1, Hobcaw House. $150. Call 546-4623 for tickets

Hispanic festival: Games, entertainment, food and information at family event sponsored by the county Hispanic Coalition. May 2, noon-4 p.m., Beck Recreation Center. Free

Oyster reefs: Help Coastal Carolina University students set out bags of shells to create habitat for oysters. May 2, 1 p.m., Litchfield Boulevard, May 16, 1 p.m., Pawleys Creek. Go online to corri01.businesscatalyst.com for details

Nurses open house: Displays focus on patient education and safety in hospital’s Pathway to Excellence initiative. May 6, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Waccamaw Community Hospital. Free, includes lunch

State of the County/Cities: Leaders of local government talk about community challenges and opportunities for business involvement at Chamber of Commerce luncheon. May 6, noon, Beck Education Center. $30 ($20 for chamber members). Call 546-8436 for tickets

Benefit yard sale: Donations accepted (except for clothes) to raise funds for summer program at Pawleys Island Child Development Center. Call 237-8562 to arrange delivery or pickup. Sale is May 8-9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 142 Rybolt Rd.

Class of ’75: Winyah High and Winyah Academy hold their 40th reunion. May 12, South Island Plantation. Call 240-1281 for more information or go to winyahreunion75.wix.com/winyah-reunion

Sailing camps: Registration open for summer program for children 8-14. S.C. Maritime Museum. $200 ($180 for museum members) at scmaritimemuseum.org

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. at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church, 11 a.m. at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church. 385-2074

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

Al-Anon Family Group: Thursdays, 7 p.m., Georgetown Presbyterian Church. 957-4028

Alzheimer’s Caregivers: Second Thursday, 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

Better Breathers: American Lung Association group for patients and families. Third Friday, 1 p.m., Waccamaw Community Hospital. 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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