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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Georgetown County Water and Sewer District: Sept. 11, 6 p.m., administration building, Clearwater Drive

Waccamaw Neck Republican Club: State Rep. Stephen Goldfinch is the speaker. Sept. 15, 7 p.m., Waccamaw Library

Georgetown County School Board: Sept. 16, 5:30 p.m., Georgetown High School

Waccamaw Neck Democrats: Parnell Diggs, candidate for attorney general, is the speaker. Sept. 16, 5:30 p.m, Waccamaw Regional Recreation Center, Parkersville

Midway Fire and Rescue Board: Sept. 17, 4 p.m., headquarters station, St. Paul Place

Georgetown County Tourism Management Commission: Sept. 18, 3:30 p.m., Lachicotte Co. office

Georgetown County Planning Commission: Sept. 18, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers

Churches

Parent seminar: Duffy Robbins (“Ministry of Nurture”) is the speaker in a program for parents and grandparents on dealing with teens. Sept. 14, 4 p.m., Belin Memorial United Methodist Church. Free

Rite of Christian Initiation: Introduction to the Roman Catholic Church and its beliefs and practices in open series of classes for adults who want to join the church. Sept. 18, 7 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. Last Sunday of the month, 4:30-6 p.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Highway 17

Education

Estuary topics: Talk on eco-oystering adventure and marine science seminar with Paul Kenny and Paul Gayes starts a series of programs honoring National Estuaries Day. Sept. 11, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Georgetown Education Center, 909 Front St. Free

History lecture: Dr. Dale Rosengarten, founder of the Jewish Heritage Collection at the College of Charleston, talks about Jewish families in Georgetown “From First Families to Front Street.” Sept. 12, noon, Stewart-Parker House, Front Street. Free, but bag lunch from Kudzu available for $8.50 by calling Kaminski House Museum at 546-7706

Grand Strand Genealogy Club: Steven Jolley tells how to research ancestors’ military records. Sept. 13, 10:15 a.m., Chapin Library, Myrtle Beach. Visitors welcome

Sweetgrass baskets: Barbara McCormick, a weaver from McClellanville, demonstrates the traditional Gullah craft and explains its history. Sept. 13, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Kaminski House Museum

Georgetown Area Daylily Club: Presentation on the American Hemerocallis Society’s annual convention and plant exchange. Sept. 14, 2:30 p.m., Surfside Beach Civic Center. New members welcome Grand Strand Camelia Society: Advice on preparing plants for winter. Sept. 15, 4:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Guests welcome

Handle with care: Class for new parents on caring for a newborn. Sept. 15, 6 p.m., Wachesaw Conference Center. Free, but call 520-8490 to register

Arthritis expo: Information from health service providers and a physician panel on osteoarthritis. Sept. 16, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. expo, 12:15-2 p.m. panel, Waccamaw Community Hospital. Free, but call 800-365-3811 by Sept. 15 to register for panel, which includes lunch

Senior Scholars: Deborah Barr, director of the re-entry program at the county jail, is the speaker as the series resumes. Sept. 16, 10 a.m., Georgetown Library. Free

Civil War cruise: A visit to the site of the Harvest Moon, the Union flagship sunk in Winyah Bay in 1865, with historian Lee Brockington and Vernon Parker of Sons of Confederate Veterans. Sept. 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m., from Hobcaw Barony. $30. Call 546-4623 to register

Lunch Money: Personal finance series at county library branches starts with “Building a Budget.” Sept. 19, noon, Georgetown Library. Free, lunch included

Talking about Gullah: Tracey Weldon, a professor at USC, discusses the origins and the future of the Gullah language that’s part of African-American culture in the Lowcountry, launching a series of programs on Gullah culture. Sept. 21, 2 p.m., Georgetown Library. Free

Sheriff’s Citizens Academy: A seven-week series provides an inside look at the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office. Tuesdays starting Sept. 23, 6-8 p.m. Free and open to county residents 18 or older who complete a criminal background check. Registration forms online at gcsheriff.org

Arts & Entertainment

Moveable Feast: Roy Hoffman (“Come Landfall”), Sept. 12, 11 a.m., Ocean One. Signing 2 p.m. at Litchfield Books. Next: Francine Bryson (“Blue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck Kitchen”), Sept. 19, Carefree Catering. $25. For more information, call 235-9600

Strand Cinema: “The Selfish Giant,” teens try to make their fortune in the scrap business, Sept. 12, 2:30 p.m.; “Instructions Not Included,” birth mother shows up to reclaim child left on man’s doorstep six years earlier, Sept. 12, 7 p.m.; “Triple Divide,” documentary on fracking, Sept. 13, 2:30 p.m.; “Still Mine,” elderly craftsman fights bureaucrat to build home for himself and his ailing wife, Sept. 13, 7 p.m., Strand Theater. $7

Book signing: Kelvin Waites signs “Hit ’em Before They Hit You,” a book of motivational stories. Sept. 13, 1-3 p.m., Clock Tower Books, Georgetown

Chocolate Sunday: Benefit for Georgetown County Cultural Council includes entertainment, silent auction, sweets and savories and drinks. Sept. 14, 4 p.m., Springfield Plantation, Plantersville. $75. Call 520-0744 for tickets

Casting call: One man and two women in their 50s needed for Murrells Inlet Community Theatre’s November production of “The Last Romance” directed by Donna Catton-Johnson. Sept. 15-16, 7 p.m., Murrells Inlet Community Center. Call 651-4152 for more information

Exhibits

Past Presidents’ Palettes: Works by former Georgetown County Watercolor Society presidents Susan Goodman, Janice Coward and Gail Joley. Through Nov. 1, Rice Museum

National Sculpture Society: Works by 48 contemporary figurative sculptors. Through Nov. 2, Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission

“The Henrietta”: The story of the largest wooden sailing ship built in South Carolina. S.C. Maritime Museum, Front Street. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sports

WHS cross country at Coaches Classic, Sept. 13, Sandhills Research Center, Columbia; hosts Aynor and Loris, Sept. 16, 5 p.m., Stables Park

WHS football at Georgetown, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m.; JV hosts Georgetown, Sept. 11, 6 p.m.; B-team at Carvers Bay, Sept. 17, 5:30 p.m.

WHS girls golf vs. Carolina Forest, Sept. 15, 4:30 p.m, Myrtle Beach National

WHS swimming hosts Warrior Invitational, Sept. 13, noon, Georgetown YMCA

WHS girls tennis at Mullins, Sept. 11, 4 p.m.; hosts Loris, Sept. 14; hosts Georgetown, Sept. 17; hosts Aynor, Sept. 18. Home matches 4:30 p.m. at Stables Park Tennis Complex

WHS volleyball varsity hosts Mullins, Sept. 11, 6 p.m.; JV and B-team at Aynor, Sept. 13; at Loris, Sept. 16, B-team at 5 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7 p.m.; at Aynor, JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.

Golf benefit: Fundraiser for SC Cares animal sanctuary includes food, contests and prizes. Sept. 27, 8:30 a.m., Wedgefield Plantation. $65/player. Registration information at sc-cares.org

Injury clinics: Free evaluations for student athletes. Saturdays through Nov. 1, 8-10 a.m., Waccamaw Orthopaedics and NextStep Georgetown. Call 652-8160

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

Et cetera

Blood drive: Donate a pint to the Red Cross. Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wachesaw Conference Center

Fall haul: Creek and street litter pickup sponsored by Murrells Inlet 2020. Sept. 13, 8:30 p.m., from Crazy Sister Marina

Voter registration: Pawleys Island Civic Club and Bad Boyz Motorcycle Club sign up voters and makes sure they have photo ID to meet new state law. Sept. 13, noon-2 p.m., Pawleys Island Child Development Center, Parkersville Road. Free food will be served

Open house: Get a look at renovated preschool facility and learn about plans for a community mural project. Sept. 18, 6 p.m., Pawleys Island Child Development Center, Parkersville Road

Brew at the Zoo: Benefit for waterfowl exhibit includes tastings of over 30 beers, talks on homebrewing and music. Sept. 27, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens Lowcountry Zoo. $40 ($15 for designated drivers). Call 235-6016 for tickets

Farmers markets: Sponsored by Georgetown County Parks and Recreation. Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Waccamaw Regional Recreation Center, Parkersville; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., East Bay Park, Georgetown

Support groups

Alzheimer’s and dementia support: Caregivers support group. First Mondays, noon, Holy Cross-Faith Memorial Episcopal Church. 237-3459

Narcotics Anonymous: Tuesdays, 8 p.m., Barefoot Barista

Autism Support Group: Second Tuesdays, 6 p.m., call 436-5900 for location

Bereavement ministry: First and third Tuesdays, 9:15 a.m., Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church. 385-2074

Mended Hearts: For heart patients and their families. Final Tuesday, 6 p.m., HealthPoint. 685-3378

Al-Anon Family Group: Thursdays, 7 p.m., Georgetown Presbyterian Church. 957-4028

Alzheimer’s Caregivers: Second Thursdays, 2 p.m., Lakes at Litchfield. 651-2335

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group: Second Thursday, 7 p.m., National Healthcare Center, Garden City. 357-2306

Overeaters Anonymous: Fridays, 9 a.m., Litchfield Exchange. 237-8617

Alcoholics Anonymous: Saturdays, 10 a.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

Nar-Anon: Support for friends and families of addicts. Sundays, 7 p.m. 237-3591 or nar-anon.com


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