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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

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.

Georgetown County Board of Zoning Appeals: Sept. 5, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers. Pawleys Island Town Council: Sept. 9, 5 p.m., Town Hall.

Georgetown County Parks and Recreation: Sept. 9, 5 p.m., Beck Recreation Center.

Low Country Herb Society: Anne Gladis discusses and creates floral centerpieces. Sept. 10, 9:30 a.m., Waccamaw Library.

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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.

Severe weather preparation: Meteorologist Ed Piotrowski talks about what t do before a hurricane or flooding. Sept. 6, 9:30 a.m., Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation, 95 Centermarsh Lane, Pawleys Island. 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.

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Arts & Entertainment

Strand Cinema: “The Biggest Little Farm,” two people and a dog seek peace in their lives, Aug. 30, 2:30 p.m.; “Balloon,” two families try to escape West Germany by air. Aug. 30, 7 p.m.; “Framing John DeLorean,” the rise and fall of the legendary auto maker, Aug. 31, 2:30 p.m.; “Styx,” a doctor/sailor faces a crisis when she comes upon a sinking boat and people drowning, Sept. 1, 7 p.m. Strand Theater, Georgetown. $7 ($5 for members).

Concerts: 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.

Moveable Feast: Kathryn Smith (“Gertie: Heiress, Hunter, Socialite, Spy”), Aug. 30, 11 a.m., Kimbel’s Wachesaw. $30. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: David Hodges (“Sunset Lodge in Georgetown”), Sept. 6, 11 a.m., Pawleys Plantation. $30. Call 843-235-9600 for tickets.

Downtown Pawleys Live: Second annual festival of food, music, art and vendors is a 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.; “Libeled Lady,” Sept. 13, 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: JV hosting Aynor, Aug. 29, 7 p.m.; varsity at Aynor, Aug. 30, 7:30 p.m.; JV at Andrews, Sept. 5, 6 p.m.; varsity hosting Andrews, Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m.; B-team hosting a jamboree, Sept. 11, 5:30 p.m.

WHS girls golf: 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. 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: 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.

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

• Tournament to benefit Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church outreach programs. Sept. 16, 10 a.m., The Reserve. $100 per person; $360 for team of four. Register at pbocchurch.org.

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Et cetera

Random Acts of Freshness: Georgetown County Parks and Recreation Department will distribute free fresh produce and healthy snacks. Sept. 6, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Howard Community Center, Georgetown.

Fall haul: Clean up Murrells Inlet and the creek. Sept. 7, 9 a.m., from Crazy Sister Marina.

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.

FOWL luncheon: Annual lunch and raffle benefits the Friends of the Waccamaw Library. Sept. 24, 11 a.m., Pawleys Plantation. $35.

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