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WHAT’S ON

Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

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.

Churches

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

Education

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.

Exhibits

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

Sports

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

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