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WHAT’S ON

Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Georgetown County Tourism Management Commission: March 23, 3:30 p.m., Lachicotte Co. office.

Georgetown County Council: March 28, 5:30 p.m., council chambers.

Churches

Ecumenical Lenten Series: The Rev. Scott Effird of St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist leads the worship service. A light lunch will follow. March 29, noon, All Saints Church.

Community meal: Soup and bread precede a 30 minute Lenten worship. March 29, 5:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

April in Paris: Tickets on sale for the fashion show and luncheon to benefit outreach programs of the women’s club. April 1, Pawleys Plantation. $40. Call 843-979-0596 for tickets.

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

Kaminski House lectures: New series begins with Paige Sawyer, local historian and photographer, talking about Winyah Bay and the port of Georgetown. March 24, noon, Stewart-Parker House. $10 (add a deli lunch for $8). Call 843-546-7706 or go to kaminskimuseum.org for tickets.

Diggin’ It: Festival for gardeners includes exhibits, experts and workshops. Paul Zimmerman lectures on roses at 10 a.m. with a pruning workshop at 1 p.m. Brent Heath talks about the best bulbs for Southern gardens at 11:15 a.m. with a workshop at 2:15 p.m. Peter Dougherty discusses his sapling sculptures at 1 p.m. March 25, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission.

Birds of Prey Day: Activities at the state’s top destination for birding include talks, exhibits, bird walks and a demonstration from the S.C. Center for Birds of Prey. April 1, all day with demonstration at 1 p.m., Huntington Beach State Park. Free with regular admission.

History lecture: Patrick McMillan, a Clemson professor and PBS host, talks about the 18th century English naturalist Mark Catesby and his work in the Carolinas. April 4, 4 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $25. Register at hobcawbarony.org.

Arts & Entertainment

“The Fatal Fifties Affair”: A dinner theater murder mystery makes the move to the stage, but keeps its audience participation format in this Swamp Fox Players production. March 24-25 at 8 p.m., March 26 at 2:30 p.m., Strand Theater. $18. Call 843-527-2924 for tickets.

Moveable Feast: Bill Noel (“Dead Center”), March 24, 11 a.m.. Ocean One. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: Greg Iles (“Mississippi Blood”), March 31, Pawleys Plantation. $30. For more information, call 843-235-9600.

“Network”: Peter Finch as the unstable TV new anchor who’s mad as hell and not going to take it anymore. Bill Harvey and Tony Miller provide an introduction and host a discussion afterward. March 24, 6:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

First Book: Celia Rivenbark, columnist and author, talks about what makes Southern authors so popular – and prolific. March 25, 11:30 a.m., Kimbel’s. $35 with proceeds going to the First Book of Horry County literacy program for children. Call 843-349-2087 for tickets.

Arts benefit: New works by area artists go on display along with book signings, food and jazz from Bob Ackerman and Pam Purvis in a benefit for Bike the Neck. March 25, 2-5 p.m., Art Works, Litchfield Exchange.

Sculpture lecture: A talk by Alicia Ponzio, a figurative sculptor from San Francisco currently in residence at Brookgreen Gardens. March 30, 3 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission.

Indigo Choral Society: Community chorus performs music from Broadway and Disney movies in its spring concert, directed by Jan Powers Fort and accompanies by Sylvia Warr Player. March 30, 7 p.m., Winyah Auditorium; April 2, 4 p.m., Belin Methodist Church. Free, but donations accepted.

“South Pacific”: Student production of Rogers and Hammerstein musical set during World War II. March 30-April 1 at 7 p.m., April 1-2 at 2 p.m., St. James High School. $15/adults, $12/senior citizens, $8/ students. Tickets at Lee’s Inlet Apothecary, at the door or online at sjhs.booktix.com.

Strand Cinema: “Sophie and the Rising Sun,” a story of racial prejudice and female fellowship set during World War II and filmed in McClellanville. March 31 at 7 p.m., April 1 at 2:30 p.m., Strand Theater. $7 ($5 for members).

DAR scholarship luncheon: Tickets on sale for the Winyah Stage Door Canteen, featuring the sister act Gracie and Lacy in a 1940s revue and a menu inspired by President Roosevelt’s visit to Hobcaw Barony in 1944. April 7, 11 a.m., DeBordieu clubhouse. $85. Call 843-325-1800 for tickets.

DAR scholarship luncheon: Tickets on sale for the Winyah Stage Door Canteen, featuring the sister act Gracie and Lacy in a 1940s revue and a menu inspired by President Roosevelt’s visit to Hobcaw Barony in 1944. April 7, 11 a.m., DeBordieu clubhouse. $85. Call 843-325-1800 for tickets.

Exhibits

David Fattaleh: Images from the former photo manager for the West Virginia Division of Tourism. Through April. Waccamaw Library

Bruce Chandler: Works by the artist and teacher. Through April 18, Rice Museum.

Life in the West: Sculpture, paintings and prints explore the landscape and cultures of the American West. Through April 16, Brookgreen Gardens.

Sports

WHS baseball: JV at Loris, March 23, 6 p.m.; varsity hosts Loris, March 24, 6:30 p.m.; freshmen host Aynor, March 27, 6 p.m.; JV at Socastee, March 28, 6 p.m.; varsity hosts Lake City, March 28, 6:30 p.m.; JV at Aynor, March 29, 6 p.m.; varsity hosts St. James, March 29, 6:30 p.m.; JV hosts Loris, March 30, 6 p.m.

WHS golf hosts Georgetown and St. James, March 27, 4:30 p.m., Pawleys Plantation; at St. James, March 29, 4:30 p.m., Wachesaw Plantation.

WHS lacrosse: Boys JV at St. James, March 23, 5:50 p.m.; boys varsity at Myrtle Beach, March 24, 6 p.m.; girls varsity at Myrtle Beach, March 25, 11 a.m.; girls JV and varsity at Carolina Forest, March 27, 5:30 p.m.; boys JV hosts Oceanside Collegiate, March 29, 5:30 p.m.; girls varsity hosts Oceanside Collegiate, March 30, 4:30 p.m., Stables Park; boys varsity plays West Brunswick, N.C., at North Myrtle Beach, March 30, 6:30 p.m.

WHS soccer: Girls varsity at Airport High Invitational, March 24-25; boys JV and varsity at Lake City, March 28, 6 p.m.; girls JV and varsity host Lake City, March 28, 6 p.m.; girls varsity at Christian Academy, March 30, 6 p.m.

WHS softball: JV at Loris, March 23, 6 p.m.; varsity hosts Loris, March 24, 6:30 p.m.; varsity hosts Grove City, Ohio, March 27, 6:30 p.m.; varsity hosts Lake City, March 28, 6:30 p.m.; JV at Aynor, March 29, 6 p.m.; JV hosts Loris, March 30, 6 p.m.

WHS tennis at Myrtle Beach, March 27, 4:30 p.m.; hosts Carolina Forest, March 30, 4:30 p.m., Stables Park Tennis Center.

WHS track and field hosts Carolina Forest, St. James, Andrews, Socastee and Johnsonville, March 23, 5 p.m. (Benefit for Surfrider Foundation sells reusable shopping bags for $2.) Teams at Georgetown County championships, March 28, 4:30 p.m., Carvers Bay.

Race for the Inlet: 8K and 5K runs benefit Murrells Inlet 2020. April 15, 8 a.m., from Crazy Sister Marina. $30 for 8K, $25 for 5K in advance at murrellsinletsc.com. Cost is $5 more on race day.

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

Et cetera

Burning of the Socks: A spring tradition from the Chesapeake Bay has a foothold in the Lowcountry as a benefit for the S.C. Maritime Museum with food, drinks and music included. March 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m., 729 Front St. $25 ($20 for museum members).

Benefit yard sale: Spring sale benefits Lowcountry Prep School. March 25, 7 a.m., 300 Blue Stem Dr. To donate items, call 843-237-4147.

Pottery for paws: Portion of pottery painting sales aid All 4 Paws Animal Rescue with adoptable dogs available for viewing. March 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., All Fired Up, Island Shops.

Melting Pot March: The inaugural event of the Georgetown Unity Alliance to bridge racial divides starts with a walk between schools that were once segregated and includes speakers, music and food. March 25, gather at noon for 1 p.m. walk from the former Winyah High campus to Howard High.

Garden party: Food, music, fashion and auction come together in the annual fundraiser for Miss Ruby’s Kids early-childhood education program. April 2, 3 p.m., Pawleys Plantation. $100/person. Call 843-527-0277 or go to missrubyskids.net for tickets and sponsorships.

Amazing Race for Pete’s Sake: Benefit for St. Peter’s Lutheran Preschool takes two-member teams on a 4.5 mile course around Pawleys Island with activities that reflect local history and culture. Prizes for top three teams in two heats. April 8, 9 and 10 a.m. $100/team. Register at runsignup.com.

Support groups

GriefShare: Mondays through May 15, 10 a.m., St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church.

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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