Welcome to Coastal Observer

Photo galleries
Local Events
Send a Letter
Ad Specs

Special Issue

[Click to view pdf]

Click here to find a print version


Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet


Georgetown County Tourism Management Commission: Oct. 19, 3:30 p.m., Lachicotte Co. office.

Georgetown County Planning Commission: Oct. 19, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers.

Pawleys Island Town Council: Oct. 23, 5 p.m., Pawleys Island Chapel.

Georgetown County Council: Oct. 24, 5:30 p.m., council chambers.


Youth ministry: Workshops on issues affecting children followed by family activities. Oct. 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., workshops (includes lunch) 2-5 p.m. activities, Greater Gordon Chapel AME Church. Free. Call 843-651-2212 for more information.

Arts and Crafts Festival: Over 60 vendors, plus book, food and silent auction, at benefit for women’s club charitable programs. Oct. 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church.

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


Bike to the boardwalk: Cycle through the varied habitats surrounding North Inlet and learn about their ecology. Oct. 21, 10 a.m.-noon, Hobcaw Barony. Free, but space limited. Call 843-904-9017 to register.

Aging at home: Anne Glass, a professor at UNC-Wilmington, talks about building designs and self-managed communities for the elderly. Oct. 25, 6-8 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Plankton of North Inlet: Dennis Allen, director of USC’s Baruch Marine Lab, provides a close look at the microscopic creatures that inhabit the estuary. Oct. 26, 1 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. Free, but space limited. Call 843-904-9017 to register.

Plantation Sportsmen: A two-day workshop features speakers on the conservation legacy of plantation owners and treks to waterfowl habitats. Oct. 29-30, Hobcaw Barony. $175 includes meals. Space limited. Register at at hobcawbarony.org.

Arts & Entertainment

Moveable Feast: Christopher Boyle (“The Road to Secession in Antebellum Georgetown and Horry Districts”), Oct. 20, 11 a.m., Kimbel’s.. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: Bryn Chancellor (“Sycamore”), Oct. 27, Ocean One. $30. For more information, call 843-235-9600.

Movie night: Series continues with “Hook,” a continuation of the Peter Pan story with Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman. Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

“Quartet”: Swamp Fox Players production of Ronald Harwood’s play about retired opera singers. Nov. 3-4, 9-11, 17-18 at 8 p.m., Nov. 12 and 19 at 2:30 p.m., Strand Theater. $18. Call 843-527-2924 for tickets.


Anniversary show: Artists’ cooperative celebrates 20 years with new works, food, wine and music. Oct. 19, 5-8 p.m., Georgetown Art Gallery, 705 Front St.

Dinosaurs! Display of 17 animatronic dinosaurs along with an indoor lab and a “dig” for children. Oct. 21 through April 29, Brookgreen Gardens. $8 ($4 ages 4-12) plus regular admission.

Colored Pencil Society of America: Display of works by members of the local chapter includes ballots for People’s Choice award. Through November, Waccamaw Library.

An Artist’s Journey: Multi-media landscapes by M.P. “Squeaky” Swenson, through Nov. 2, Rice Museum.

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

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


WHS competitive cheer at Conway, Oct. 21, 2 p.m.

WHS cross country at Lower State qualifier, Oct. 28, Darlington High.

WHS football: B-team hosts Carvers Bay, Oct. 19, 5:30 p.m.; JV hosts Loris, Oct. 19, 7 p.m.; varsity at Loris, Oct, 20, 7:30 p.m.

WHS tennis in playoffs. Oct. 23, 25 and 30. Home matches at Stables Park.

WHS volleyball: Playoffs continue Oct. 23.

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

Dining for a cause: Portion of dinner proceeds benefit Miss Ruby’s Kids early-childhood education program. Oct. 19, from 4 p.m., Hanser House. Call 843-235-3021 for reservations.

The Eulogy: Program remembers those who lost their lives from domestic violence. Oct. 19, 6 p.m., Bethel AME Church, Georgetown.

Beach sweep: Annual cleanup and litter inventory rescheduled from September. Oct. 21, 9 a.m., from Pawleys Island Nature Park.

Wooden Boat Show: Over 140 boats on display along with demonstrations, family activities and the Wooden Boat Challenge that pits teams in a race against the clock to build a rowing skiff. Oct. 21, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., Oct. 22, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Downtown Georgetown. Boat building is Oct. 21, noon-4 p.m. with a race on the Sampit at 5 p.m. Cardboard boat building event is Oct. 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with a race at 2:30 p.m.

Household hazards: Georgetown County Public Services collects paints, chemicals and other items that can’t be disposed of at residential recycling centers. Shredding of sensitive paper documents also available. Oct. 28, 9 a.m.-noon, Palmetto Ace Home Center.

Fall festival: Games, crafts, food and other family activities plus two haunted houses in Atalaya that provide age-appropriate frights. Oct. 27 and 28, 6-9 p.m., Huntington Beach State Park. $10 adults, $7 ages 6-15, free for 5 and under. Regular park admission is waived.

United to Read: United Way seeks volunteers to read to students in kindergarten through second grade in Georgetown County schools on Nov. 9. Register at unitedtoread2017.eventbrite.com or call 843-833-8310 for details.

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 Share: New session continues through Dec. 18. Mondays, 10 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, 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.

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

Post your event

Email your calendar event for publication in the Coastal Observer to events@coastalobserver.com

Wedding announcements

The Coastal Observer prints engagement and wedding announcements at no charge. You may download the forms below, print them out and either email them back to us at editor@coastalobserver.com or mail them back to us at: Coastal Observer, P.O. Box 1170, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

Engagement form - Adobe Acrobat Reader Required (download)
Wedding form - Adobe Acrobat Reader Required (download)

Buy Photo Reprints

© 2017 Coastal Observer
Home | Photos | Obits | Classifieds | Local Events | Ad Specs | Subscribe