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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Georgetown County Parks and Recreation Commission: March 2, 5 p.m., Beck Recreation Center.

Georgetown County School Board: March 3, 5:30 p.m., Beck Education Center.

Georgetown County Airport Commission: March 3, 6 p.m., airport terminal.

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

Pawleys Island Town Council: March 9, 5 p.m., Town Hall.

Georgetown County Council: March 10, 5:30 p.m., council chambers.

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Education

American Legion Post 197: Barriedel Llorens from TIdelands Community Hospice discusses veterans programs. Feb. 27, 7 p.m. Southern Comforts restaurant, Hammock Shops.

Make Way for Butterflies: Tara Johns-Berry discusses the butterfly’s life cycle and how to attract them to a home garden. March 3, 10 a.m., Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission.

Black History: Historian Amy Murrell Taylor discusses “Embattled Freedom: How Carolina Slaves Journeyed to Freedom as Civil War Refugees.” March 5, 10 a.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Lowcountry Herb Society: Tom Francis discusses Mason bees and pollination. March 10, 9:30 a.m., Waccamaw Library. New members welcome. $25 annual dues.

Students in the Word: Registration open for Bible education program for Waccamaw Middle and Waccamaw High students for the 2020-2021 school year. Go to studentsintheword.com for details.

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Arts & Entertainment

“Hairspray”: A Baltimore teen becomes a national sensation when she appears on a TV dance show in the 1960s. Feb. 27-28, 6:05 p.m., Feb. 29, 10:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m., Waccamaw High School. $5.

“The Show – A Swamp Fox Extravaganza”: Song and dance cabaret of classic Broadway musicals presented by the Swamp Fox Players. Feb. 27-29 and March 5-7, 8 p.m.; March 1 and 8, 2:30 p.m., Strand Theater, Georgetown. $20. Go to swampfoxplayers.com for tickets.

Moveable Feast: Susan Zurenda (“Bells for Eli”), Feb. 28, 11 a.m., Kimbel’s, Wachesaw. $30. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen (“You Are Not Alone”), March 3, Litchfield Country Club. wait list. Call 843-235-9600 for tickets.

Classic films: “The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming!,” a Soviet submarine causes chaos when it runs aground off New England. Feb. 28; Next: “The Manchurian Candidate,”Frank Sinatra is a former POW brainwashed into becoming an assassin. March 6. All showings at 2:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Dr. Seuss Day: Celebrate Read Across America Day with arts and crafts and children’s activities. Feb. 29, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission.

Books and Bites: Steve McMillen discusses and signs copies of “Terror Grips the Beach.” March 5, 2 p.m., My Sister’s Books.

Pat Conroy tribute: Cassandra King Conroy discusses her new book, “Tell Me a Story: My Life with Pat Conroy.” March 12, 10 a.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Concert: Almost Acoustic Trio performs a mix of country, rock and blues music. March 12, 5:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

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Sports

WHS baseball: JV at the Georgetown Invitational, Feb. 28-29, TBA; varsity hosts the Coastal Invitational Baseball Tournament, March 5-8, TBA; JV hosts Andrews, March 9, 6 p.m.; B-team hosts Loris, March 10, 6 p.m.; JV at Aynor, March 10, 6 p.m.; varsity hosts Carolina Forest, March 11, 6:30 p.m.; JV and varsity at Dillon, March 12, 4 p.m.

WHS lacrosse: boys varsity at Carolina Forest, Feb. 28, 6 p.m.; girls varsity hosts Carolina Forest, Feb. 28, 6 p.m.; boys varsity at Academic Magnet, March 2, 6:30 p.m.; girls JV and varsity host Myrtle Beach, March 5, 5:30 p.m.; boys JV and varsity at Myrtle Beach, March 5, 6 p.m.; girls varsity hosts West Brunswick, March 6, 6 p.m.; girls JV hosts Philip Simmons, March 9, 6 p.m.; girls varsity hosts North Myrtle Beach, March 9, 7:30 p.m.; boys JV and varsity at North Myrtle Beach, March 9, 6 p.m.

WHS soccer: girls and boys JV host Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach, March 2, 6 p.m.; girls JV and varsity at Carolina Forest, March 3, 5:30 p.m.; boys JV and varsity host Carolina Forest, March 3, 5:30 p.m.; girls varsity hosts Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach, March 3, 6 p.m.; boys JV and varsity at Andrews, March 5, 5:30 p.m.; girls and boys varsity at Conway, March 6, 5:30 p.m.; girls varsity at Academic Magnet, March 9, 7 p.m.

WHS softball: varsity hosts Myrtle Beach (scrimmage), Feb. 27, 5:30 p.m.; varsity at Andrews jamboree (scrimmages), Feb. 29, TBA; JV and varsity at Andrews, March 9, 5:30 p.m.; JV at Aynor, March 10, 6 p.m.

WHS boys tennis: at Myrtle Beach, March 4, 4 p.m.; hosts the alumni challenge, March 7, 1 p.m.; at Georgetown, March 10, 4 p.m.; at Phillip Simmons, March 11, 4 p.m.; at Bishop England, March 12, 4 p.m.

WHS track and field: at the Adidas Lowcountry Invitational at Woodland, March 7, 9 a.m.; hosts St. James and Carvers Bay, March 11, 5 p.m.

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Et cetera

Sadie Hawkins Night: Dinner, dancing, raffles and silent auction to benefit the Friends of the Waccamaw Library. Feb. 29, 6 p.m., Pawleys Plantation. $45.

Cattails and Cocktails: Lowcountry food, music and a silent auction to benefit the Georgetown County Museum. March 1, 1-4 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $35 ($30 for museum members).

Business and Community Expo: Networking event hosted by the Chamber of Commerce includes a shrimp and grits cookoff. March 5, 4:30-7 p.m., Pawleys Plantation. Free.

Hobnob at Hobcaw: Enjoy an oyster roast and Lowcountry supper to benefit the Winyah Rivers Foundation. March 7, 4 p.m., Hobcaw barony. $40 ($30 for members); kids 12 and under get in free. Tickets at winyahrivers.org.

Women’s Hall of Fame Luncheon: Georgetown County philanthropist Frances Peace Bunnelle is honored. March 17, 11:30 a.m., Kimbel’s Wachesaw. $35 at visitgeorge.com.

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