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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Georgetown County Planning Commission: July 20, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers.

Georgetown County Council: July 25, 5:30 p.m., council chambers.

Churches

Pastor appreciation: Service with guest sermon by the Rev. Michael Burgess of Georgetown marks second anniversary of the Rev. Aundry Evans. July 23, 4 p.m., Greater Gordon Chapel AME Church. Visitors welcome.

Peach Festival: Benefit for local outreach missions features peach pies, cobblers, jams and ice cream along with arts, auctions and games for kids. July 29, 4-7 p.m., St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church. Free admission. (Baked goods go fast.)

Conquer the Day: A sports camp for ages 4 through sixth grade. July 31-Aug. 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Abbey. Free, dinner included. Call 843-902-2011 to register.

Fruit of the Spirit: Vacation Bible School for ages 2 through 11 includes skits, arts and crafts, and music. July 31-Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-noon, St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church. Free, including lunch.

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

Solar eclipse: Varsha Kulkarni, an astrophysicist who worked on the Hubble space telescope, talks about the science behind the total eclipse on Aug. 21. July 25, 5 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. July 26, 1 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission.

Cool It: A look at the ways that air conditioning changed the South, presented with a glass of iced tea. July 26, 1:30-4 p.m., Hobcaw House. $25. Space limited. Register at hobcawbarony.org.

Arts & Entertainment

Moveable Feast: Philip G. Smucker (“Riding with George”), July 21, 11 a.m., Carefree Catering. Signing at 2 p.m., Litchfield Books. Next: Ace Atkins (“The Fallen”), July 25, Pawleys Plantation; Bren McClain (“One Good Mama Bone”), July 28, Caffé Piccolo. $30. For more information, call 843-235-9600.

Summer movies: Series continues with “Snowden,” directed by Oliver Stone. July 21, 6:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Cool Summer Evenings: Music on the lawn continues with oldies and classic rock from the Paul Grimshaw Band on July 21 and rock and Americana from Saluda Shoals on July 26. 7-8:30 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”: Swamp Fox Players production of the one-act musical comedy. July 21-22, 27-29 and Aug. 4-5 at 8 p.m., July 30 and Aug. 6 at 2:30 p.m., Strand Theater. $20. Call 843-527-2924 for tickets.

The Rectory Lawn: Dangermuffin, above, and The Dead 27s take the stage for free concert on the lawn. July 23, 6-9 p.m., All Saints Church. Bring your seating. Picnics welcome.

POV: Documentaries from the PBS series continue with screening of “Joe’s Violin” about the bond between a Holocaust survivor and an inner-city school girl. July 26, 4:30 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.

Exhibits

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

Recent Acquisitions: Sculpture by Stanley Bleifield, Marion Roller and Domenico Facci along with medallic art. Through July 23, Brookgreen Gardens.

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.

Sports

Golf benefit: Fundraiser for First Tee includes foursomes with three sponsors and one youth player along with awards dinner. July 25, 1 p.m., Caledonia Golf and Fish Club. $250/player at firstteegrandstrand.org.

Guy Daniels Memorial Surfoff: Benefit competition with $2,000 in prizes for pro-am division and other events for all levels. July 29-30, Surfside Beach. Register online by July 27 at surfoff.com.

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 aid Miss Ruby’s Kids early-childhood education program. July 20, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., El Cerro Grande, Georgetown. Call 843-546-3795 for reservations or takeout orders.

Blood drive: Donate a pint to the Red Cross and receive a box of Girl Scout cookies in return. July 25, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Tidelands Health office, Willbrook Boulevard.

Coffee with a cop: Get to know the deputies at the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office over a free cup of coffee. July 27, 8-10 a.m., McDonald’s.

Art contest: Children 5 through 18 can enter artwork on the theme of the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse for a chance to win a $25 prize in one of three age division. Enter by July 27 at any Georgetown County library branch. Contact hpelham@gtcounty.org for more information.

Volunteers needed: Medical and other positions available at Smith Clinic’s offices in Pawleys Island and Georgetown. Contact Dina Wells at 843-237-2672 (extension 114) or dwells@smithfreeclinic.org.

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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