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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Georgetown County Board of Education: Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m., Beck Education Center.

Georgetown County Board of Zoning Appeals: Dec. 7, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers.

Pawleys Island Town Council: Dec. 11, 5 p.m., Pawleys Island Chapel.

Churches

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

A cup of history: William Hall talks about the history and cultivation of tea, including the Charleston Tea Plantation, which he founded. Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m., Georgetown County Museum. Free.

Dinner with a Doctor: Andrew Putnum talks about problems with hands. Dec. 5, 6 p.m., Carolina Orthopaedics. Free, but call 843-691-9166 to register.

Christmas on the farm: Walter Hill, director of the Horry County Museum, talks about farm life in Georgetown and Horry counties before World War II. Dec. 7, 10 a.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Arts & Entertainment

Moveable Feast: Wiley Cash, (“The Last Ballad”), Dec. 1, 11 a.m., Ocean One. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m.; Sally Kilpatrick, (“Bless Her Heart”), Dec. 8, Pawleys Plantation. $30. For more information, call 843-235-9600.

Strand Cinema: “The Big Sick,” cultures clash when stand-up comic and grad student fall in love, Dec. 1, 2:30 p.m.; “The Midwife,” a daughter reunites with her wayward mother, Dec. 1, 7 p.m.; “The Glass Castle,” girl with a nomadic family comes of age, Dec. 2, 2:30 p.m.; “Maudie,” housekeeper becomes an artist in 1930s Nova Scotia, Dec. 2, 7 p.m., Strand Theater. $7 ($5 for members).

Songs of praise: The Glorymen and Tiffany, a Southern gospel quartet, performs for members of the Friends of the Waccamaw Library. Dec. 2, 3:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Individual memberships start at $15.

“The Shack”: Film based on the best-selling novel about a man’s spiritual journey. Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Holiday stories: Bill Oberst reads from Truman Capote and Jean Shepard, Lee Brockington reads a Gullah version of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” and seasonal snacks are served in a benefit for the Friends of the Waccamaw Library. Dec. 10, 3 p.m., Waccamaw Library. $35.

Exhibits

Mike Williams: Watery landscapes and “fish paintings” from the Lowcountry artist and Sumter native. Through Dec. 9, Cheryl Newby Gallery, Oak Lea.

Nature photography: Works by 11 members of the Carolinas’ Nature Photographers Association. Through December, Waccamaw Library.

Salt Life: Paintings by Cynthia Hoppin Shuler combine impressionistic and expressionistic influences with a colorful pallet. Through December, Waccamaw Library.

Dinosaurs! Display of 17 animatronic dinosaurs along with an indoor lab and a “dig” for children. Through April 29, Brookgreen Gardens. $8 ($4 ages 4-12) plus regular admission.

Wooden boats: Works by model boat builder Bill Brady of Litchfield. Through March, Waccamaw Library.

Sports

WHS basketball: JV hosts county tournament, Dec. 1-2, 4 p.m.; JV at Myrtle Beach Christian, Dec. 4, 6 p.m.; JV at Andrews, Dec. 6, 6 p.m.; varsity hosts Socastee, Dec. 7, 6 p.m.

WHS wrestling hosts Georgetown and Aynor, Dec. 6, 6 p.m.

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

Et cetera

Nights of a Thousand Candles: Holiday program with over 5,500 candles and countless other lights plus live entertainment. Nov. 30-Dec. 2, Dec. 7-9 and 14-17, 3-10 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. $20 adults, $12 children 4-12. Advance ticket sales only. Call 888-718-4253.

Blood drive: Red Cross collects a pint from eligible donors. Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Georgetown Memorial Hospital.

Holiday home tour: Collection of homes dressed in holiday style for a benefit for Murrells Inlet 2020. Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $28 at murrellsinletsc.com.

Atalaya Holiday Celebration: Rooms in the Moorish-style home are decorated for the holidays at a program that also includes craft sales, music and barbecue. Dec. 2, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Huntington Beach State Park. $3 per person plus park admission.

Georgetown Christmas Parade: Floats and bands parade through Downtown Georgetown. Dec. 2, 11 a.m., from East Bay Park.

Winter Fest: Crafts, face painting, inflatables and a visit from Santa. Dec. 2, 12-3 p.m., Coastal Montessori Charter School. $10 per person.

Christmas parade: Register to enter in the Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade. Dec. 3, 3 p.m. Forms at Murrells Inlet 2020 office.

Lowcountry Warbirds: Annual meeting of former and current military pilots and crew features talk by Colin Heaton, a military historian. Dec. 7, 11:30 a.m., Litchfield Beach Fish House. $30 includes lunch. Call 843-543-2057 for reservations.

A Very Fashionable Christmas: Rooms in colonial home decorated for the holidays by teams of designers. Through Dec. 29. Candlelight tours Dec. 7 and Dec. 14, 5-7 p.m., Kaminski House Museum, Front Street. $15 for candlelight tours, $12 for other tours.

Muffins, oysters and toys: Bring unwrapped toys and non-perishable foods. Dec. 8, 5-11 p.m., Quigley’s Pint and Plate.

Breakfast with the Band: Benefit for the Bands of Waccamaw includes live music, raffles and a visit from Santa. Dec. 9, 9-11 a.m., Waccamaw High cafeteria. $6. Bring a canned food item to donate to the Baskervill Food Pantry.

Yuletide Home Tour: Benefit for the Friends of the Georgetown Library opens doors to eight decorated homes in the Historic District and five churches. Dec. 9, 1-5 p.m., from the Georgetown Library, where a craft show begins at 10 a.m. $25 ($20 for members of any Friends group).

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 Share: New session continues through Dec. 18. Mondays, 10 a.m., St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church.

Overeaters Anonymous: Mondays and Thursdays, 6 p.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. 843-237-8617.

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.

Cancer patients: First Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., Waccamaw Community Hospital. Third Thursdays, 1 p.m., Tidelands Health Community Resource Center, Georgetown. 843-243-0610

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.

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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