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WHAT’S ON

Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Georgetown County Tourism Management Commission: Aug. 17, 3:30 p.m., Lachicotte Co. office.

Georgetown County Planning Commission: Aug. 17, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers.

Pawleys Island Town Hall: Ad hoc committee meets with architect. Aug. 18, 4 p.m., Pawleys Island Chapel.

Rep. Tom Rice: Congressman from the S.C. 7th District meets with constituents. Aug. 22, 3-4 p.m., Georgetown County Council Chambers.

Georgetown County Council: Aug. 22, 3:30 p.m. at Georgetown County Airport, 5:30 p.m. in council chambers.

Churches

Friends and family: A basketball tournament, worship service and dinner celebrate ties that bind. Basketball is Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. and Aug. 19 at 5 p.m. in the Waccamaw Elementary gym. $5/adults, $3/children 4-12, $7/weekend pass. Worship is Aug. 20 at 10 a.m., Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Dinner follows. Family and friends 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

Women’s health fair: Speakers discuss medical care, nutrition and exercise in a program that also includes food tastings and displays by service providers. Aug. 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Pawleys Island Community Church. Free.

Solar eclipse: Louis Rubbo of Coastal Carolina University explains why a total eclipse is so rare and what to expect from the Aug. 21 total eclipse. Aug. 20, 6 p.m., Strand Theater. Free. Rubbo will be at Francis Marion Park on Aug. 21.

• Astronomer Kevin Manning hosts a day of activities as the eclipse casts is shadow across the U.S. including a live feed from NASA (9 a.m.-noon) and outdoor viewing (1-4 p.m.). Waccamaw Library. Free.

Gullah Geechee Skrent: An interactive program by Ron Daise about the skrent or “strength” of the African-American heritage in the Lowcountry. Aug. 23 and 30, 1 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission.

Exploring religions: Rabbi Avi Terets of Temple Emanu-El in Myrtle Beach explains the principles of Judaism. Aug. 23, 4 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Arts & Entertainment

Moveable Feast: Joy Callaway (“Secret Sisters”), Aug. 18, 11 a.m., Kimbel’s. Signing at 2 p.m., Litchfield Books. Next: Tony Bartleme (“A Surgeon in the Village”), Aug. 25, Pawleys Plantation. $30. For more information, call 843-235-9600.

Strand Cinema: “A Street Cat Named Bob,” a busker’s life is changed by a cat, Aug. 18, 2:30 p.m.; “Gifted,” single man raises niece who is a child prodigy, Aug. 18, 7 p.m.; “Julieta,” Spanish woman looks back on her life separated from her daughter, Aug. 19, 2:30 p.m.; “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” couple saves people and animals at Warsaw zoo during World War II, Aug. 19, 7 p.m., Strand Theater. $7.

Summer movies: Series continues with “The Great Wall,” about European mercenaries searching for gunpowder. Aug. 18, 6:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

The Palmetto Players: An evening of one-act plays by actors from the former Murrells Inlet Community Theater roster. Aug. 19, 6 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Music of Motown: Tickets on sale for annual outdoor tribute concert. Sept. 7-10, Brookgreen Gardens. $35 ($35 for members) at brookgreen.org.

Unisoghn: R&B/soul concert by the four-member United Sons of God Harmonizing Naturally. Sept. 16, 3 p.m., Kimbel Lodge, Hobcaw Barony. $30 at 843-235-9600 or classatpawleys.com. Tickets to previous Kimbel Concerts sold out fast.

Exhibits

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

Painting: Works by Barnie Slice, a well-known muralist, who has two paintings hanging at the White House. Through August, Waccamaw Library.

Photography: Ed Robidoux, founder of the Tidelands Photography Club, and Robert DeMarco display images of local nature and heritage. Through August, Waccamaw Library.

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

Sports

WHS football: Varsity hosts Andrews. Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m.; JV at St. James, Aug. 24, 6 p.m.

WHS volleyball: Varsity at Carolina Forest Invitational. Aug. 18. Varsity, JV and B-team at Carolina Forest, Aug. 23, 5:30 p.m.

Golf benefit: The ninth annual Cameron Ahalt Memorial raises funds for community activities and Waccamaw High scholarships. Sept. 9, 8:30 p.m., Pawleys Plantation. $75/player. Register by Aug. 30 at cameronslifefund.com.

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 lunch and dinner proceeds aids Miss Ruby’s Kids early-childhood education program. Aug. 17, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Ship’s Pub, Highway 17. Call 843-314-3726 for reservations.

Hospital benefit: Yard sale (from 8 a.m.) and classic car show (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. Aug. 19, Carolina Orthopaedics, Murrells Inlet.

Business Buzz: Geales Sands of the Bunnelle Foundation is the speaker at a breakfast sponsored by the Pawleys Island-Litchfield Business Association. Aug. 23, 8 a.m., Lakes at Litchfield. Free.

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. 12 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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