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WHAT’S ON

Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Pawleys Island Planning Commission: July 2, 4 p.m., Pawleys Island Realty office

Churches

Nick at Night: Praise, worship and incredibly messy games for children in grades one through five. July 8-10, 6-8 p.m., Pawleys Island Community Church. Free. Register online at picc.ws

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

Fourth of July

North Litchfield Childrens Parade: Golf carts, bikes, scooters, skateboards and feet convey participants through the neighborhood. July 4, 10 a.m., from Hanover Drive

Murrells Inlet Boat Parade: “Red, White and Southern” is the theme for boats in the 32nd annual parade. July 4, departs Garden City at 10 a.m. for 10:45 high tide along the Marsh Walk. $5 to register boats for judging at Booty’s Outdoors, Garden City Realty, Crazy Sister Marina or the committee boat

Pawleys Island Parade: Floats set off an hour later than usual to accommodate vacation rental schedules. July 4, 11 a.m., from South Causeway. $15 to enter (includes T-shirt) at Town Hall or $20 at the causeway starting at 10:30 a.m.

Salute from the Shore: F-16s return to flyover along with vintage military aircraft to give beachgoers a chance to thank the armed forces. July 4, ETA over Waccamaw Neck is 1:15-1:30 p.m. depending on aircraft speed

Patriotic celebration: Pawleys Island Concert Band, right, performs in fifth annual salute to the nation and its military by the Knights of Columbus. July 4, 6:15 p.m., Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church parish center. Free. Hot dogs and soft drinks available for purchase

Choral concert: Indigo Choral Society performs Americana, songs from the Carolinas and a salute to the armed forces in a program with guest artists and The Island Boys. July 4, 7 p.m., Kaminski House Museum lawn. Free. Bring your seating and stay for fireworks over the harbor

Murrells Inlet fireworks: Display over the water. July 4, 10 p.m. A cleanup of debris from the fireworks and parade begins July 5, 8 a.m., from the Wicked Tuna

Education

Safe Sitters: Kids 11 and older can learn child-care and first-aid skills to become better babysitters in this program from Tidelands Health. July 8-9 at Waccamaw Community Hospital, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $50. Call 520-8490 to register

Alligator birthday: A party for the discover center gator includes cups, crafts and lessons about the “living dinosaurs.” July 9, 2:30 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $5. Call 546-4623 to register

Grand Strand Genealogy Club: Roundtable discussion of intriguing problems in search of a solution. July 11, 10:30 a.m., Chapin Library, Myrtle Beach. Visitors and new members welcome, RSVP to genieclub2002@yahoo.com

Arts & Entertainment

Book signing: James McTeer signs his debut novel, “Minnow,” winner of the S.C. First Novel Prize. July 2, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Waterfront Books, Georgetown

Cool Summer Evenings: Performances and educational programs fill extended hours. Family night includes storytelling, July 2, 6 p.m.; TruSol plays Motown and the blues, July 3, 7 p.m.; Pop hits and original tunes by Paper Work, July 8, 7 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission

Moveable Feast: James McTeer (“Minnow”), July 3, 11 a.m., Carefree Catering. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: Patti Callahan Henry (“The Idea of Love”), July 10, Kimbel’s. $25. For more information, call 235-9600

“Bye Bye Birdie”: Swamp Fox Players’ production of Tony-winning 1960 musical of kids, rock ’n’ roll and one last kiss. July 17, 18, 23-25, 30-Aug. 1 at 8 p.m., July 26 and Aug. 2 at 2:30 p.m. $18. Call 527-2924 for tickets

Youth art classes: “Mimicking the Masters” is the theme of this Cultural Council series for children 6 to 11. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Through July 30, 10 a.m.-noon, 922 Front St. $175 for series, $30/week. Call 520-0744 by Mondays to register

Exhibits

Winyah Arts Association: Multimedia show marks its 28th year. Through Aug. 1, Rice Museum

Carolina Roots: Works by Sigmund Abeles and Grainger McKoy, including sculpture, paintings and drawings. Through July 26, Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission

Antebellum Waccamaw: Drawings and watercolors by Emily Weston, who lived at Hagley Plantation from the 1840s to the 1860s. Through July 26, Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission

Steamboats: A model of the Planter and photos highlight the golden age of steamboats on Georgetown County’s rivers in the 19th and 20th centuries. S.C. Maritime Museum, Front Street

Sports

Golf benefit: Simultaneous nine-hole tournaments by Knights of Columbus aid Georgetown County Veterans Memorial Wall. July 9, noon, Heritage Plantation. $50/player. Register at kofc3272.org

Golf tournament: Benefit for Belin Memorial United Methodist Church Endowment. July 11, 8:30 a.m., True Blue. $125/player at belinumc.org

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

Et cetera

Beach sweep: Litchfield Beaches Property Owners Association cleans up after the holiday. July 11, 9 a.m. from Walkway 51, 9:15 a.m. from Walkway 60

Dog Days of Summer: Campers and volunteers can sign up for free program for special needs children. July 25, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, Georgetown. Call 283-3033 by July 17 to sign up

Business networking: Weekly sessions build business relationships following Business Networking International program. Tuesdays, 7:30-9 a.m., Tradition Golf Club. Call 843-833-1937 for more information

Sailing camps: Registration open for summer program for children 8-14. S.C. Maritime Museum. $200 ($180 for museum members) at scmaritimemuseum.org

Support groups

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. at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church, 11 a.m. at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church. 385-2074

Mended Hearts: For heart patients and their families. Fourth Tuesday, noon, HealthPoint. 685-3378

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

Alzheimer’s Caregivers: Second Thursday, 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

Better Breathers: American Lung Association group for patients and families. Third Friday, 1 p.m., Waccamaw Community Hospital. 652-1624

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

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


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