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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Pawleys Island Town Council: Aug. 27, 2 p.m., Town Hall.

Georgetown County Council: Aug. 27, 4 p.m. finance workshop, 5:30 p.m. regular meeting, council chambers.

Georgetown County Sheriff’s Advisory Board: Sept. 3, 5 p.m., sheriff’s office.

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

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Education

Medicare information: Learn how to maximize your benefits through supplement, advantage, and step therapy programs. Sept. 3, 10 a.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Hidden Georgetown: Architectural historian Tommy Graham discusses the secrets some city buildings hold as part of the First Thursday series. Sept. 3, 5:30 p.m., Georgetown Library. Free.

At the front: Sarah E. Gardner discusses the reading habits of soldiers during the Civil War as the Friends of the Waccamaw Library start a new First Thursday series. Sept. 5, 10 a.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Open houses: A preview of the new Osher Lifelong Learning courses, lectures, clubs and excursions. Sept. 6, 9 a.m. - noon, Litchfield Education Center. Free.

• Take a tour and find out about projects at the North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve System. Sept. 14, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. Free.

Adult tech: Learn about your computer, terms associated with it, and how to use it as part of the Friends of the Waccamaw Library’s Computer Orientation Series. Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30, 10 a.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Dirt N’ Details: John Hipkins discusses plant propagation. Sept. 10, noon, Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission.

Cast net: Bring your own cast net to get expert advice in how to throw it and haul in a catch. Sept. 13, 1:30 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $20. Reservations required at hobcawbarony.org.

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Arts & Entertainment

Concerts:: The Gibbonses perform Southern soul, folk-rock, and R&B. Aug. 22, 7 p.m. Waccamaw Library. Free.

• Pawleys Island Concert Band performs Fourth of July show that was rained out. Sept. 2, 6:30 p.m., Kaminski House Museum. Free.

• Too Much Sylvia performs as part of the Georgetown Business Association’s Music In The Park series. Sept. 6, 7 p.m., Francis Marion Park, Georgetown. Free.

• “An Evening with Su Ham and Friends” features music, comedy and poetry. Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m., Winyah Auditorium. $20. Go to winyahauditorum.org.

• Tom and Michelle Beck perform “Back Home Again,” a tribute to John Denver. Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m., Winyah Auditorium. $30 and $25 in advance. Go to winyahauditorum.org.

Moveable Feast: Lisa Howorth (“The Summerlings”), Aug. 23, 11 a.m., Inlet Provision Company. $30. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: Kathryn Smith (“Gertie: Heiress, Hunter, Socialite, Spy”), Aug. 30, 11 a.m., Kimbel’s Wachesaw. $30. Call 843-235-9600 for tickets.

Downtown Pawleys Live: Second annual festival of food, music, art and vendors. Fundraiser for Hobcaw Barony. Sept. 1, 1-9 p.m., behind the Island Shops. $20 in advance. Children 12 and under admitted free.

An Evening with Neil Diamond: The Blue Eyed Theatrical group performs a tribute to the music legend. Sept. 5-8, 7:30 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. $35 ($30 for members). Go to brookgreen.org.

Stop the Presses! Film series celebrates the portrayal of journalism in the golden age of Hollywood, hosted by Charles Swenson, Coastal Observer editor. “Citizen Kane,” Sept. 6, 2:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

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Sports

WHS cross country: at the Coastal Carolina University Invitational, Aug. 30, 4:30 p.m.; at Carolina Forest, Sept. 4, 5 p.m.

WHS football: varsity hosts Carvers Bay, Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m.; JV hosts Aynor, Aug. 29, 7 p.m.; varsity at Aynor, Aug. 30, 7:30 p.m.; JV at Andrews, Sept. 5, 6 p.m.; varsity hosts Andrews, Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m.; B-team hosts a jamboree, Sept. 11, 5:30 p.m.; JV hosts Johnsonville, Sept. 12, 7 p.m.

WHS golf at the Lady Blue Jackets Invitational at Diamondback, Aug. 24-25, 9 a.m.; vs. St. James at Tradition Club, Aug. 27, 4:30 p.m.; vs. St. James at Wachesaw East, Aug. 29, 4:30 p.m.; vs. Aynor at Tradition Club, Sept. 5, 4:45 p.m.

WHS swimming: vs. Carolina Forest at Pepper Geddings in Myrtle Beach, Aug. 24, 9 a.m.; vs. Myrtle Beach at Pepper Geddings, Aug. 31, 9 a.m.; vs. North Myrtle Beach at the NMB Aquatic Center, Sept. 7, 9 a.m.

WHS girls tennis hosts Socastee, Aug. 29, 5 p.m.; hosts Georgetown, Sept. 3, 5 p.m.; at Bishop England, Sept. 5, 5 p.m.; at St. James, Sept. 9, 5 p.m.; hosts Manning, Sept. 10, 5 p.m.; hosts Myrtle Beach, Sept. 11, 5 p.m.

WHS volleyball: JV and varsity at South Florence, Aug. 26, 5:30 p.m.; JV and varsity at Loris, Aug. 27, 5:30 p.m.; B-team, JV and varsity at Carolina Forest, Aug. 29, 5:30 p.m.; varsity at South Florence, Sept. 3, 5:30 p.m.; JV and varsity hosting Philip Simmons, Sept. 5, 5:30 p.m.; B-team at St. James, Sept. 5, 5:30 p.m.; JV and varsity at Philip Simmons, Sept. 10, 5:30 p.m.; B-team, JV and varsity host Carolina Forest, Sept. 11, 5:30 p.m.

North Inlet Paddle: Take a four-hour naturalist-guided tour, including a natural history overview, and educational and research highlights of the ecosystem. Hosted by Surf the Earth and the National Estuarine Research Reserve. Aug. 26, 9 a.m., Hobcaw Barony. $60. Call 843-904-9017 to register.

Bike to the Boardwalk: Take a guided five-mile tour of a forest and estuary. Sept. 3, 7 and 21, 10 a.m., Hobcaw Barony. Free, but register at northinlet.sc.edu/discovery.

Golf Fore Kids: Tournament fundraiser for Miss Ruby’s Kids. Sept. 16, 11:30 a.m., Wachesaw Plantation. $125 per person; $400 for team of four. Register at missrubyskids.net.

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Et cetera

Random Acts of Freshness: Georgetown County Parks and Recreation Department will distribute free fresh produce and healthy snacks. Aug. 22, 3-6 p.m., Beck Recreation Center, Georgetown; Aug. 27, 9 a.m. to noon, Murrells Inlet Community Center.

National Aviation Week: Airplane rides, demonstrations, tours and aircraft displays. Aug. 24, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Georgetown County Airport. Free.

Mental Health Awareness Walk: Twelve-hour walk to raise awareness about mental illness and money for nonprofits that help people struggling with anxiety, depression and addiction. Hosted by R.I.S.E. Above the Dark. Sept. 14, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., Waccamaw High School. Register at crowdrise.com.

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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