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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Georgetown County Democratic Party: June 13, 6 p.m., 149 King St., Georgetown.

Georgetown County Water and Sewer District: June 13, 6 p.m., Pawleys Island office.

U.S. 7th District: Rep. Tom Rice talks with constituents over coffee. June 14, 10 a.m., Applewood House of Pancakes.

Georgetown County Republican Party: James Quarles of Heritage Action for Americans is the speaker. June 17, 7 p.m., Waccamaw Library.

Georgetown County Tourism Management Commission: June 20, 3:30 p.m., Lachicotte Co. office.

Georgetown County Planning Commission: June 20, 5:30 p.m., Wacamaw Regional Council of Governments, Highmarket Street.

Georgetown County School Board: June 25, 5:30 p.m., Beck Education Center.

Georgetown County Council: June 25, 5:30 p.m., council chambers.

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Education

Hurricane seminar: Climatologist Cary Mock discusses 300 years of storms along the coast. June 13, 6 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $35 (includes dinner). Register at hobcawbarony.com.

What the hemp?: Jermaine Euland discusses the ins and outs of growing and investing in hemp in a workshop hosted by the Gullah Geechee Chamber of Commerce. June 15, 2 p.m., Howard Center. $20. Call 843-318-8644 to register.

Lego Space Challenge: Kids ages 9-14 to team up with grandparents to plan for space exploration. June 18, 10 a.m.-noon, Waccamaw Library. Free, but call 843-545-3349. Library has “extra” kids and grandparents to match up if needed.

Sandy Island School: Learn about a project involving residents, Brookgreen Gardens and Coastal Carolina University to preserve the historic building as a community center. June 19, noon, Litchfield Education Center. Free.

Brookgreen 101: Learn about Anna Hyatt Huntington’s equestrian sculptures. June 20, 1 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission.

Life in a Pond: Use a microscope to discover some of life’s smallest creatures and organisms. June 21, 10 a.m., Hobcaw Barony. Free, but register at northinlet.sc.edu/discovery.

Introduction to social media: The Georgetown County public information officer Jackie Broach-Akers gives tips on using Facebook and Instagram. June 22, 10 a.m., Litchfield Education Center. $15. Call 843-235-9600 to register.

Ghosts from the Coast: From silly superstitions to scary stories, learn about some Lowcountry legends. June 26, 2:30 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $10. Registration required at hobcawbarony.org.

Life of a NERRd: Find out what kind of research goes on at the National Estuarine Research Reserve marine field lab. June 27, 10 a.m., Hobcaw Barony. Free, but registration required at northinlet.sc.edu/discovery.

Fishes of North Inlet: Help National Estuarine Research Reserve scientists take measurements, pull a seine and investigate what is caught. For ages 10 and above. June 28, 10 a.m., Hobcaw Barony. Free, but registration required at northinlet.sc.edu/discovery.

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Arts & Entertainment

Moveable Feast: Deb Spera (“Call Your Daughter Home”), June 14, 11 a.m., Inlet Affairs. $30. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: Jennifer Berry Hewes (“Grace Will Lead Us Home”) June 18, 11 a.m., Pawleys Plantation. $30. Next: John Warley (“The Home Guard”), June 21, 11 a.m., Pastaria 811. $30. Call 843-235-9600 for tickets.

Strand Cinema: “Cold War,” a man and woman fall in love in 1950s Eastern Europe. June 14, 2:30 p.m.; “Gloria Belle,” Julianne Moore is a 1970s divorcée finding love again. June 14, 7 p.m.; “Michelangelo: Love and Death,” a 90-minute excursion through the artist’s works in Italy, June 15, 2:30 p.m.; “Wildlife,” a family tries to cope when the father takes a dangerous job. June 15, 7 p.m. Strand Theater, Georgetown. $7 ($5 for members).

Concerts: Wayne Cockfield, Tommy Hass, Ray Hutchinson, Cliff Hackford and Terri Stephens perform jazz. June 14, 7:30 p.m., Winyah Auditorium. $15 winyahauditorium.org or $20 at the door.

• Guitarist Hope Griffin performs in Showcase at Mission Control Studios. June 19, 6 p.m., Litchfield Exchange. $5.

• Pawleys Island Concert Band performs space songs in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. Part of the Georgetown Library System’s “Moonrise” series. June 20, 3 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Summer Music Festival: Performances by local bands. June 19, Mike Frost Band; June 20, Tru Sol; June 20, Sea Cruz; June 21, Backfire, 7 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission. Bring a chair or blanket.

Books at the Barony: Lee Brockington and Steve Roberts discuss their book “Pawleys Island Images.” June 20, 2:30 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $30 (includes book). Registration required at hobcawbarony.org.

Under the Clock Tower: Christine and Tom Doran read from and discuss their books about Flash and Fancy, two otters who live along the Waccamaw River and then supervise a craft project as part of a summer program for kids ages 6-10. June 21, 10 a.m., Rice Museum, Georgetown. $35, Call 843-546-7423 to register.

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Sports

Sunset kayak tour: Two-hour naturalist-guided salt marsh tour led by  Surf the Earth. June 15, 7:30 p.m., Pawleys Island. Aug. 13. $75 (single), $120 (tandem). Call 843-235-3500 to register.

North Inlet paddle: Naturalist-guided tour of the estuary hosted by Surf the Earth and the National Estuarine Research Reserve. June 25, 9 a.m., Hobcaw Barony. $60. Register at northinlet.sc.edu/discovery.

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Et cetera

Flag retirement ceremony: Daughters of the American Revolution provide proper disposal of U.S. flags. June 14, 10 a.m., East Bay Park, Georgetown.

Document shredding: Safe disposal of sensitive documents accompanied by a cookout lunch. June 14, noon - 2 p.m. South State Bank, Pawleys Island. Free.

Creativi-Tea and Vital-I-Tea: Join Natalie Daise for a workshop with art, organic food and tea. June 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rice Museum. $109. Go to eventbrite.com for tickets.

Boat tour: Learn about salt marsh ecology, international research and human history of North Inlet, including the spot where Lafayette landed in 1777. June 17, 8 a.m. - noon, Hobcaw Barony. $125. Register at hobcawbarony.com.

Summer solstice walk: Welcome the new season with a meditative walk through a labyrinth. June 21, 11 a.m., Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission.

Farmers Market: Vendors selling fresh produce and foods and other items. Hosted by Georgetown County. Saturdays, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., across from Historic Courthouse, Screven Street, Georgetown.

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