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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet


Chowder Talk: Update on Murrells Inlet 2020 programs and Golden Oyster volunteer award follow fish chowder. Sept. 30, chowder at 6:30 p.m., talk at 7 p.m., Inlet Affairs

Georgetown County Board of Education: Oct. 7, 5:30 p.m., Beck Education Center


Mud Bowl: Church youth games get dirty. Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Belin Memorial United Methodist 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


CPR class: Learn a lifesaving skill. Sept. 25, 6 p.m., Wachesaw Conference Center. $10. Call 520-8490 to register

Lunch Money: Personal finance series at county library branches continues with “How Credit Works.” Sept. 26, noon, Georgetown Library. Next session, Sept. 30, noon, Waccamaw Library. Free, lunch included

History underground: Archaeologist Karen Smith talks about her work on the area’s pre-colonial settlement. Sept. 26, 6 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $25 includes supper. Call 546-4623 to register

Senior Scholars: Alan Thompson of Health Source Chiropractic explains how posture affects health. Sept. 30, 10 a.m., Georgetown Library. Free

Safe boating: Coast Guard Auxiliary course covers weather, navigation and operation. Oct. 4, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Coast Guard Station Georgetown. $30 or $40 for family members sharing material. Call 240-9900 to register

Arts & Entertainment

Music in the Park: After 5 performs. Sept. 25, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Francis Marion Park, Georgetown. A ceremony at 6 p.m. will mark the first anniversary of the Front Street fire

Moveable Feast: Kimberly Grigg (“Secrets of Southern Design”), Sept. 26, 11 a.m., Sea View Inn. Signing 2 p.m. at Litchfield Books. Next: Becky Billingsley (“Lost in Myrtle Beach”), Sept. 26, Surf Golf Club, Myrtle Beach. $25. For more information, call 235-9600

Strand Cinema: “Venus in Fur,” actress tries to convince director she’s right for the part in his new play, Sept. 26, 2:30 p.m.; “Ida,” Polish woman about to take vows as a nun learns of family secret, Sept. 26, 7 p.m.; “Words and Pictures,” English teacher and art teacher feud at prep school, Sept. 27, 2:30 p.m.; “Like Father Like Son,” couple learns 6-year-old son was switched at birth, Sept. 27, 7 p.m., Strand Theater. $7

Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival: Over 100 artisans display works in historic seaside home. Sept. 26, noon-6 p.m.; Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Huntington Beach State Park. $8/daily or $10/three-day pass

Book signing: Paul Grimshaw signs copies of his novel “Travelers of the Gray Dawn.” Sept. 27, 1-3 p.m., Clock Tower Books, Georgetown

Art and soul: Learn about the Baruch family art collection and see works not usually on display. Oct. 7, 2 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $20. Call 546-4623 to register

“Little Shop of Horrors”: Flower shop worker seeks fame with help of hungry plant in musical comedy inspired by classic horror film. Oct. 17-18, 24-25, 30-31 and Nov. 1 at 8 p.m., Oct. 26 and Nov. 2 at 2:30 p.m., Strand Theater. $18. Call 527-2924 for tickets


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.


WHS cross country at Lowcountry Invitational, Sept. 27, Johns Island; at Highlander Invitational, Oct. 1, 5 p.m., Heathwood Hall, Columbia

WHS football at Mullins, Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m. JV hosts Hannah-Pamplico, Sept. 25, 6 p.m. B-team at Hemingway, Oct. 1, 5:30 p.m.

WHS girls golf vs. Aynor, Oct. 1, 4:30 p.m, Black Bear

WHS swimming hosts Autumn Splash, Sept. 27, 12:45 p.m., Georgetown YMCA

WHS girls tennis at Loris, Oct. 2, 4:30 p.m.

WHS volleyball at Dillon, Sept. 25, JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.; JV and B-team at Carvers Bay, Sept. 30, 5 p.m.; varsity at Mullins, Sept. 30, 6 p.m.; home to Loris, Oct. 2, B-team at 5 p.m, JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7 p.m.

Golf benefits: 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

• Golf Fore Kids aids Miss Ruby’s Kids early-childhood literacy program. Oct. 13, Wachesaw Plantation. $150 includes dinner at Kimbel’s ($30 for non-golfers at awards dinner). Call 436-7199 to register

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

Toys for Tots: Marine Corps League kicks off annual campaign with party featuring entertainment from Deas Guyz. Sept. 26, from 7 p.m., Nosh at the Hammock Shops. Unwrapped toys and cash donations accepted. Call 235-3014 for more information

Family festival: Games, crafts, food and more. Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-noon, HealthPoint. $10/family

Prescription drug collection: Expired and unwanted medicines are taken with no questions asked in this program by the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office. Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Midway Fire and Rescue, St. Paul’s Place, or sheriff’s office, Fraser Street, Georgetown

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

Family Justice Center: Open house marks start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and provides information on services. Oct. 3, 3-6 p.m., 1530 Highmarket St., Georgetown. Call 546-3926

Breast cancer walk: Two-mile walk follows survivor’s celebration and includes entertainment and expo. Oct. 4, 8:30 a.m. with walk at 10 a.m., from Imaging Center at Waccamaw Medical Park. Call 652-8080 to register

Homecoming parade: Registration open for community floats in the Waccamaw High homecoming parade along Kings River Road. Oct. 17, 4:30 p.m., from All Saints Church. $12 for floats, $5 for walkers or individual vehicles. Registration forms at the school office

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. nar-anon.com

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