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WHAT’S ON

Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Georgetown County Democratic Party: Sept. 14, 6 p.m., Georgetown Library.

Pawleys Island Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee: Sept. 18, 9 a.m., Pawleys Island Realty.

Georgetown County Board of Education: Sept. 19, 5:30 p.m., Beck Education Center.

Georgetown County Council: Sept. 19, 5:30 p.m., council chambers.

Long Bay Power Squadron: Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m., Harborside Restaurant, Front Street. Prospective members welcome.

Georgetown County Tourism Management Commission: Sept. 21, 3:30 p.m., Lachicotte Co. office.

Georgetown County Planning Commission: Sept. 21, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers.

Churches

Hymn festival: Local chapter of American Guild of Organists holds fall convocation with choirs from St. Peter’s Lutheran, Pawleys Island Presbyterian and Holy Cross-Faith Memorial Episcopal along with other church musicians. Sept. 17, 5 p.m., Holy Cross-Faith Memorial. Free. Public invited.

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

Fishes of North Inlet: Learn about local species and help scientists with their ongoing research in a program that goes from salt marsh to lab. Sept. 18, 11 a.m., Hobcaw Barony. Free, but space limited. Call 843-904-9017 to register.

Grand Strand Camellia Society: Organizational meeting for the new year. Sept. 18, 4:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free. New members and visitors welcome.

Tuesdays with … : A new series of educational programs from Friends of the Library begins with Paige Sawyer talking about little-known aspects of local history. Sept. 19, 10 a.m., Georgetown Library. Free.

Blackbeard behind the legend: Kevin Duffus, author of “The Last Days of Blackbeard the Pirate,” discusses his research to mark the 15th annual International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Echoes of Africa: Preston McKever-Floyd, a retired professor of philosophy and religious studies, talks about West African influence on religious practices in the Gullah community. Sept. 21, 10 a.m., Waccamaw Library.

Bike to the Boardwalk: A narrated, 5-mile cycling tour through Hobcaw Barony’s diverse habitats. Sept. 23, 10 a.m., from the Discover Center. Free, space limited. Call 843-904-9017 to register.

Arts & Entertainment

Moveable Feast: Jim Fergus (“The Vengeance of Mothers”), Sept. 15, 11 a.m., 21 Main, North Myrtle Beach. Next: Dana Ridenour (“Beyond the Cabin”), Sept. 22, Ocean One. $30. For more information, call 843-235-9600.

Author’s Table: Michael Brady, a retired military intelligence officer who teaches at The Citadel, discusses his first novel “Into the Shadows: The Fever.” Sept. 20, 7 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Movie night: Series continues with “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” the second installment of the series. Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Strand Cinema: “Growing Up Smith,” Indian family wrestles with the American Dream, Sept. 15, 2:30 p.m.; “The 60-Yard Line,” football fan must choose between love and the Green Bay Packers, Sept. 16, 7 p.m.(Introduced by Ellen and Joe Greco, parents of the co-writer/producer); “Norman,” New York fixer befriends a politician, Sept. 16, 2:30 p.m.; “The Death of Mr. Lazarescu,” Romanian’s journey through the hospital system, Sept. 16, 7 p.m., Strand Theater. $7.

Exhibits

Transcending Diagnosis: Exhibit of figurative sculpture by Bryan Rapp. Through Sept. 30, Cultural Council of Georgetown County, 922 Front St.

Photography: Works by Phil Duwell, owner of Lowcountry Art Gallery. Through October. Waccamaw Library.

Lowcountry landscapes: Paintings by Cathy Turner, a partner in Island Art Gallery. Through October. Waccamaw Library

National Sculpture Society: Juried exhibit of figurative works by member sculptors. Through Oct. 29, Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission.

Inspired by nature: Works by Celia Wester of Georgetown and Kay Lybrand of Pawleys Island. Through September, Rice Museum.

Sports

WHS football: B-team hosts Carvers Bay, Sept. 14, 6 p.m.; B-team at Georgetown, Sept. 20, 5:30 p.m.; JV at Hemingway, Sept. 14, 6 p.m.; varsity hosts Hemingway, Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m.

WHS golf vs. Socastee, Sept. 18, 4:30 p.m., Prestwick; home to Socastee, Sept. 21, 4:30 p.m., True Blue.

WHS swimming at Socastee Invitational, Sept. 16, 9 a.m., Pepper Geddings Recreation Center, Myrtle Beach.

WHS tennis hosts Georgetown, Sept. 18, 4:30 p.m.; hosts Loris, Sept. 21, 4:30 p.m. Home matches at Stables Park.

WHS volleyball: Varsity, JV and B-team host Loris, Sept. 14, 5 p.m.; teams host Aynor, Sept. 19, 5 p.m.

Injury clinics: Free screenings from Tidelands Health Sports Medicine Institute for student athletes. Saturdays through Oct. 21, NextStep Rehab, Georgetown. No appointment needed.

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

Et cetera

Pancake supper: Masons raise money to support community programs. Sept. 16, 8-11 a.m., Pawleys Island Masonic Lodge. $7/adults, $6/ages 6-16, free/5 and under.

Fall haul: Community cleanup along river, roads and creeks sponsored by Murrells Inlet 2020 as part of national Beach and River Sweep. Sept. 16, 9 a.m., from the Wicked Tuna restaurant.

Ride the Tide: Third annual paddle/float down the Waccamaw River helps raise funds for the Waccamaw Riverkeeper with a party afterward at Pawleys Raw Bar featuring music by Stan Gregory and Perlino. Sept. 16, 10 a.m. float from Litchfield Plantation to Hagley Landing, 3 p.m. party at Pawleys Raw Bar. $40/float ($20 for ages 8-15). Register online at givingitforwardtogether.com.

Constitution Week: Carolina Gold Chapter of the DAR celebrates the Constitution with readings, kids’ activities and a visit from George Washington. Sept. 17, 1-4 p.m., Marsh Walk.

Dining for a Cause: Portion of dinner proceeds aid Miss Ruby’s Kids early-childhood education program. Sept. 18, from 5:30 p.m., Caffe Piccolo. Call 843-314-3424 for reservations.

Sheriff’s Academy: Learn about the day-to-day operations of the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office. Tuesdays, Sept. 26-Nov. 21, 6-8 p.m., Litchfield Exchange. Free. Applicants must undergo a background check. Register by Sept. 19 at gcsheriff.org.

Friends of the Waccamaw Library: Donations of fashions, accessories, home decor and holiday items accepted for fall luncheon, with the theme “Southern Style: Fine and Funky.” Drop off at the library or call 908-310-2953 by Sept. 5 for pickup. Luncheon is Sept. 26 at Pawleys Plantation.

Volunteer opportunity: Adult learning coaches needed to help tutor reading and math. Sessions are Wednesdays, 2-6 p.m., Georgetown Library. Call 843-237-0289 for more information.

Support groups

Grief support: Series on “Journeying Through Grief.” Mondays through Aug. 21, 4:30 p.m., All Saints Church. Call 843-712-1896 for more information.

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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