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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Georgetown County Democratic Women’s Council: Emily Clegedy, candidate for state Senate District 34, is the speaker. Jan. 27, 5:30 p.m., 149 King St., Georgetown.

Georgetown County Republican Party: Mark Bonnoitt, Midlands field director for Sen. Lindsey Graham, is the speaker. Jan. 27, 7 p.m., Waccamaw Library.

Georgetown County Council: Jan. 28, 5 p.m., council chambers.

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Education

Arcadia Plantation tour: Learn about Capt. Isaac Emerson from his biographer and tour his house. Jan. 30, 1:30 p.m., meet at Hobcaw Barony. $75 (includes book). Reservations required at hobcawbarony.org.

Snakes of the Lowcountry: Learn about the value of snakes and their purpose in the ecosystem. Feb. 5, 11 a.m., Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission.

Gullah history: Vennie Deas Moore discusses “Small Place, Deep History: The Legacies of Sandy Island.” Feb. 6, 10 a.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

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Arts & Entertainment

Moveable Feast: Diane Chamberlain (“Big Lies in a Small Town”), Jan. 24, 11 a.m., DeBordieu Clubhouse. $60 (includes book). Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: Donna Everhart (“The Moonshiner’s Daughter”), Jan. 31, 11 a.m., Ocean One, Litchfield. $48 (includes book). Call 843-235-9600 for tickets.

Strand Cinema: “The Dancing Dogs of Dombrova,” an estranged sister and brother travel to Poland at the request of their dying grandmother. Jan. 24, 2:30 p.m.; “Leonardo: the Works,” check out every work da Vinci created. Jan. 24, 7 p.m.; “Downton Abbey,” the TV series about British aristocrats and their servants continues. Jan. 25, 2:30 p.m.; “Official Secrets,” a British whistleblower leaks information to the press about an illegal spy operation. Jan. 25, 7 p.m. Strand Theater, Georgetown. $7 ($5 for members).

Lee Minton Signature Series: Alexis Cole sings jazz as part of the Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art. Jan. 28., 7 p.m., The Abbey, Litchfield Plantation. $20. Go to pawleysmusic.com.

French Film Festival: “Ôtez-Moi D’un Doute (Just To Be Sure)”, Jan. 24, 5:30 p.m.; “Le Mystére Henri Pick (Henry Pick Mystery),” Jan. 25, 2:30 p.m.; “Premiére Anneé (The Freshmen),” Jan. 26, 2:30 p.m.; “Le Grand Bain (Sink or Swim),” Jan. 31, 5:30 p.m.; “Remi, Sans Famille (Remi, Nobody’s Boy),” Feb. 1, 2:30 p.m.; “La Finale (In the Game),” Feb. 2, 2:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. $3 per film. $10 pass for all six available at Art Works, Litchfield Exchange.

Jazz at the Winyah: The Jeff DiMaio Trio performs. Jan. 24, 7 p.m., Winyah Auditorium, Georgetown. $20.

“Swixie” concert: Lloyd Kaplan and the Aristocats perform swing and Dixieland jazz. Jan. 28, 6 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Southern author celebration: Benjamin B. Alexander discusses and signs his book, “The Uncollected Letters of Flannery O’Connor & Friends.” Jan. 30, 10 a.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: A troupe from the American Shakespeare Center of Staunton, Va., performs the Shakespeare comedy. Feb. 1, 7 p.m., Winyah Auditorium, Georgetown. $35 at thegeorgetownschool.org.

Books and Bites: Author Colleen Oakley discusses and signs “You Were There Too.” Feb. 6, 2 p.m., My Sister’s Books. Free.

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Sports

WHS basketball: Girls and boys JV and varsity host Hanahan, Jan. 24, 5 p.m.; girls and boys JV host Georgetown, Jan. 27, 6 p.m.; girls and boys varsity host Georgetown, Jan. 28, 6 p.m.; girls and boys JV and varsity at Bishop England, Jan. 31, 4:30 p.m.

WHS wrestling: Varsity at Ola High school tournament, Jan. 25, TBA; middle school and JV at the state tournament at Lexington, Jan. 25, TBA; varsity hosting region qualifier, Jan. 29, 6 p.m.

Waccamaw Booster Bash: Captain’s choice golf tournament is fundraiser for Waccamaw High School’s athletic programs. Feb. 1, 10 a.m., Heritage Plantation. $75.

Hike Hobcaw: Take a four-mile tour of the airport, rice mill and other structures not normally accessible to visitors. Feb. 6, 1:30 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $25. Reservations required at hobcawbarony.org.

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Et cetera

Community Health Day: Free and low-cost screenings and health information from Tidelands Health professionals. Jan. 24, 7:30-10:30 a.m., Georgetown Presbyterian Church. Download registration forms for screenings at tidelandshealth.org.

Legislative breakfast: State senators and representatives discuss the issues facing the community and the country. Jan. 24, 8:30 a.m., Pawleys Plantation. $40 ($25 for Chamber of Commerce members). Call 843-546-8436 to register.

Know the Neck, Come Connect: Get information about volunteer opportunities with local nonprofits. Jan. 24, 10 a.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Souper Bowl: 22nd annual fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity features soups from local eateries. Jan. 25, 5 p.m., Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church. $30 ($35 at the door). Call 843-546-5685.

Books & Boogie: Seventh annual fundraiser for Freedom Readers features book signings, food and music from The Aristocats. Jan. 27, 4 p.m., The Village House. $50. Go to freedomreaders.charityproud.org.

Auschwitz commemoration: Live stream from the University of South Carolina to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp. Jan. 28, 10:30 a.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Blood drive: People 17 and older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate. Jan. 29, noon to 5 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Call 800-733-2767 to schedule an appointment.

Waccamaw Rivers Conference: Find out how pollution enters our rivers and oceans. This year’s theme is “Fecal Matters: The Ins and Outs of Poop in Our Watershed.” Feb. 1, noon, Horry County Museum, Conway. Free.

Volunteer opportunity: Smith Medical Clinic needs volunteer nurses in Pawleys Island and Georgetown Mondays through Fridays 8:30 a.m. -1 p.m., and in Pawleys Island Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-7 p.m. Current license not necessary. Flexible schedules available and malpractice insurance provided. Contact Dina Wells at 843-237-2672 x 6, or dwells@smithfreeclinic.org.   , .