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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet


Georgetown County Board of Zoning Appeals: Sept. 1, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers

Georgetown County School Board: Sept. 6, 5:30 p.m., Beck Education Center


Mothers Morning Out: Program resumes for the fall on Sept. 1. 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

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


“Planet Earth”: Epic documentary series from the BBC explores the world in high-definition. “Caves,” “Deserts” and “Ice Worlds,” Aug. 26, 6:30-9 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free

Photography workshop: Carolina Nature Photographers Association program covers all aspects of digital photography. Aug. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $45 includes lunch. Register at trainingforceusa.com

First Thursday: Emma Boyer, the Waccamaw Riverkeeper, is the speaker as the lecture series begins a new season. Sept. 1, 10 a.m., Waccamaw Library. Free. Refreshments served

Internet security: Steve Sexton, partner at Baltimore Technology Group, discusses ways for small businesses to prevent hackers, data breaches and data loss. Sept. 8, 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m., Bunnelle Conference Center. $10 (free for Chamber of Commerce members). Register at visitgeorge.com

Meditation and mindfulness: Ken LaDeroute of the Clarity Mind Institute leads an eight-week series to achieve peace of mind. Tuesdays, Sept. 13-Nov. 1, 7-8 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free

Arts & Entertainment

Moveable Feast: T.D. Johnston (“Friday Afternoon and Other Stories”), Aug. 26, 11 a.m., Carefree Catering. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: Kim Boykin (“Echoes of Mercy”), Sept. 2, Pawleys Plantation. $25. For more information, call 843-235-9600

Strand Cinema: “Mr. Holmes,” retired detective is haunted by his last case, Aug. 26, 2:30 p.m.; “Elvis & Nixon,” the true story behind their White House meeting, Aug. 26, 7 p.m.; “Arranged,” Jewish and Muslim women find common ground as teachers in Brooklyn, Aug. 27, 2:30 p.m.; “A Peck on the Cheek,” adopted girl seeks her real parents in war-torn Sri Lanka, Aug. 27, 7 p.m., Strand Theater. $7 ($5 for members)

The Rectory Lawn: John Lammonds and Paperwork perform in the final concert of the summer series. Aug. 28, 6-9 p.m., All Saints Church. Free. Picnics welcome. Food and drink available for sale

Motown and soul: Florence native Clay Brown and his Legends Band pay tribute to the ’60s. Sept. 10, 3-5 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $25. Space limited. Call 843-235-9600 or go to classatpawleys.com for tickets


National Sculpture Society: Annual awards exhibition of figurative sculpture from artists around the country. Through Oct. 30, Brookgreen Gardens

Just Art: Juried show of paintings and photographs from Lowcountry artists. Through Sept. 12, Rice Museum

Katherine Wynn Patrick: Lowcountry scenes painted in bold strokes by a Pawleys Island artist. Through August. Waccamaw Library

Nature photography: Images captured by Linda Cookingham and Carol Aydt. Through August. Waccamaw Library


WHS cross country: Girls at Providence Invitational, Aug. 27, Charlotte; girls and boys host Georgetown, St. James, Myrtle Beach and Aynor, Aug. 30, 4:30 p.m., Stables Park

WHS girls golf at Blue Jacket Invitational, Aug. 27-28, Woodland Valley C.C.

WHS football: Varsity hosts St. James, Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m.; JV football at St. James, Aug. 25, 6 p.m.

WHS swimming at Ripley’s Invitational, Aug. 27, Pepper Geddings Center, Myrtle Beach

WHS tennis hosts Conway, Aug. 29, 5:30 p.m., Stables Park; at Myrtle Beach, Sept. 1, 4:30 p.m.

WHS volleyball: JV and varsity at North Myrtle Beach with New Hanover, N.C., Aug. 29, 5:30 p.m.; B-team, JV and varsity at Carolina Forest with Johnsonville, Aug. 31, 5:30 p.m.

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

Et cetera

Game Day: Play for all ages and in all formats with special sessions of Pokémon Go (11 a.m.), MahJong (1 p.m.), Dungeon World (2 p.m.) and Dresden Files (5 p.m.). Aug. 27, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Marsh Walk fireworks: Display marks the Labor Day weekend. Sept. 4, 10 p.m., Murrells Inlet

Farmers Market: Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Waverly Place, Highway 17

Medicine disposal: Pills and patches, including narcotics, accepted for disposal by the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office. Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Litchfield Exchange

Support groups

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.com

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