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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Georgetown County Tourism Management Commission: March 21, 3:30 p.m., Lachicotte Co.office.

Georgetown County Planning Commission: March 21, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers.

Education reform: State Senate Education Committee takes comments on reform bill. March 21, 6 p.m., Georgetown High School.

Georgetown County Republican Party: Patty Jackson will discuss human trafficking. March 22, noon, Applewood House of Pancakes.

Georgetown County Democratic Party: Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson is the guest speaker. March 25, 5:30 p.m., 149 King St.,Georgetown. (Space limited.)

Georgetown County Council: March 26, 4 p.m. budget workshop, 5:30 p.m. meeting, council chambers.

Georgetown County Parks and Recreation Commission: April 1, 5 p.m., Beck Recreation Center.

Georgetown County School Board: April 2, 5:30 p.m., Beck Education Building.

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Education

History lesson: Jennie Holton Fant discusses her book, “Sojourns in Charleston, South Carolina 1865-1947: From the Ruins of War to the Rise of Tourism.” March 31, 3 p.m., Kaminski House Museum. $15. Call 843-546-7706 for tickets.

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Arts & Entertainment

Moveable Feast: Susan Meissner (“The Last Year of War”), March 22, 11 a.m., Pawleys Plantation. $30. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: Kristin Wright (“Lying Beneath the Oaks”), March 29, 11 a.m., Southern Comforts. $30. For more information, call 843-235-9600.

Strand Cinema: “The Guilty,” a police officer races against time to rescue a kidnapped woman. March 22, 2:30 p.m.; “Mary Queen of Scots,” Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow Queen Elizabeth I changes the course of her life. March 22, 7 p.m.; “A Star is Born,” Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga star in the third incarnation of the classic love story. March 23, 2:30 p.m.; “Andhadhun,” a blind pianist reports a crime that he didn’t witness. March 23, 7 p.m., Strand Theater, Georgetown. $7 ($5 for members).

Classical guitar concert: Peter Fletcher performs. March 26, 7 p.m., Winyah Auditorium. $10 (discount for Friends of the Georgetown Library members).

Cinematic South Matinee Series: “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” George Clooney is on the run from the law. March 29, 2:30 p.m. Hosted by the Friends of the Waccamaw Library. Waccamaw Library. Free.

Bluegrass concert: South Carolina natives Palmetto Blue perform. March 30, 4 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Classic Film Series: Screening and discussion of the Academy Award-winning “Stagecoach.” March 31, 2:30 p.m. Waccamaw Library. Free.

Band concert: Pawleys Island Concert Band performs Broadway favorites. April 2, 7 p.m., Pawleys Island Community Church. Free.

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Sports

WHS baseball:  JV hosts Loris, March 21, 6 p.m.; varsity at Georgetown, March 22, 6 p.m.; B-team at Georgetown (DH), March 25, 5 p.m.; varsity at Bishop England, March 26, 6 p.m.; JV at St. James, March 26, 6 p.m.; B-team at Carolina Forest, March 25, 6 p.m.; JV hosts Carolina Forest, March 27, 6 p.m.; JV and varsity host Dillon, March 28, 6 p.m.

WHS boys golf vs. St. James and Carolina Forest at River Oaks, March 21, 4 p.m.; vs. Lowcountry Prep at Litchfield Country Club, March 26, 4 p.m.; vs. Hanahan at The Links at Stono Ferry, March 28, 4 p.m.

WHS boys tennis at Georgetown, March 21, 5 p.m.; hosts Bishop England, March 26, 5 p.m.; at Myrtle Beach, March 27, 5 p.m.;  at Manning, March 28, 5 p.m.

WHS lacrosse: girls JV and varsity host St. James, March 21, 5:30 p.m.; boys JV and varsity at St. James, March 21, 5:30 p.m.; girls varsity  and boys JV and varsity host North Myrtle Beach, March 23, 9 a.m.; boys JV and varsity at Carolina Forest, March 25, 6 p.m.; boys JV and varsity at Bishop England, March 27, 5 p.m.

WHS soccer: girls and boys varsity at Hanahan, March 21, 6 p.m.; girls and boys varsity host Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach, March 25, 5:30 p.m.; girls and boys varsity host Georgetown, March 26, 5:30 p.m.; girls and boys JV at Georgetown, March 26, 5:30 p.m.; girls and boys varsity at Bishop England, March 26, 6 p.m.

WHS softball: JV hosts Loris, March 21, 6 p.m.; JV and varsity at Georgetown, March 22, 4:30 p.m.; JV at Johnsonville (DH), March 25, 5:15 p.m.; varsity at Bishop England, March 26, 6 p.m.; JV hosts Carolina Forest, March 27, 6 p.m.; JV and varsity host Timberland, March 28, 5 p.m.

WHS track and field hosts the Island Invitational, March 16, 10 a.m.; at Myrtle Beach, March 20, 5 p.m.; at the County Quad at Carvers Bay High School, March 27, 4:30 p.m.

Race for the Inlet: Run or walk in a 5K or 10K fundraiser for Murrells Inlet 2020. March 30, 8 a.m., Business 17. Register at active.com.

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Et cetera

Blood drives: Donors must be at least 17 and weigh at least 110 pounds. Bring photo ID. March 21, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Tidelands Health Service Center, Willbrook; March 25, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., HealthPoint. Register at redcross.org.

Burning of the Socks: Eighth annual fundraiser, which also includes a gumbo cookoff and concert, signals the beginning of spring. March 21, 5:30 p.m., S.C. Maritime Museum, Georgetown. $35 ($30 for museum members). Go to scmaritimemuseum.org for tickets.

Birds of Prey Day: Nature walks, children’s activities and live demonstrations. March 23, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Huntington Beach State Park. $5 for adults, $3 for ages 6-15, and free for ages 5 and under.

ShushCon: Three-day convention of geekery and gaming. March 22, 1-10 p.m., March 23, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m., March 24, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Spring for Bike the Neck: Get your bike tuned up or check out bikes for sale while listening to live jazz. March 23, 2 p.m., Litchfield Exchange. Free.

Melting Pot March: Residents and community and business leaders march one mile for unity and enjoy a picnic dinner. March 23, 2 p.m., Winyah Auditorium.

Shuckin’ on the Creek: Eat oysters and chicken bog while listening to the Cody Sifford Band. Fundraiser for the Family Justice Center. March 23, 4 p.m., Oliver’s Lodge, Murrells Inlet. $35. Go to fjcgtownhorry.org for tickets.

Coffee with a Cop: Ask questions of officers from the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office. March 28, 8-10 a.m., Prosser’s Barbecue, Murrells Inlet. Free.

Plantation Tours: The 72nd annual exploration of plantation houses and historic buildings is hosted by the Episcopal Church Women of Prince George Winyah Parish. March 29-30, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Georgetown. $45 per day,  $80 for both. Go to princegeorgeplantationtours.com.

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