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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Grand Strand Area Transportation Study: Policy committee meets. Feb. 15, 10:30 a.m., Surfside Beach Town Hall.

Litchfield Beaches Property Owners Association: Feb. 15, 4 p.m., Waccamaw Library.

Georgetown County School Board: Feb. 19, 5:30 p.m., Beck Education Center.

Coastal Montessori Charter School Board: Feb. 19, 6 p.m., school conference room.

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

Georgetown County Planning Commission: Feb. 21, 5:30 p.m., council chambers.

Georgetown County Water and Sewer District: Feb. 21, 6 p.m., Pawleys Island office.

Georgetown County Republican Club: County Council Chairman John Thomas is the speaker. Feb. 22, noon, Applewood House of Pancakes.

Georgetown County Council: Feb. 26, 5:30 p.m., council chambers.

  Feb. 21, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers.

Education

Life of a NERRd:  Visit the North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and learn about the work being done there. Feb. 15, 1 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. Free, but call 843-904-9016 to register.

Reign of Rice: Historian Sophia Jackson of Georgetown talks about the legacy of the slaves who worked the rice fields as the lecture series continues. Feb. 16, 10 a.m., Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission, but call 843-235-6049 to reserve a seat.

History for Lunch: Pete Manchee discusses diving the wreck Andrea Doria. Feb. 20, noon, S.C. Maritime Museum. $20 ($18 for museum and OLLI members), includes lunch. Register at scmaritimemuseum.org.

Saving the Serengeti: Professor Thomas Lekan discusses efforts to save Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. Hosted by the Friends of the Georgetown Library’. Feb. 22, 10 a.m., Georgetown Library. Free.

Shorebird Steward Training and Field Identification: Train to become a Audubon shorebird steward and learn the basics of bird identification. Feb. 25, 9:30 a.m., Hobcaw Barony. Free, but call 843-904-9016 to register.

Master Your iPad or iPhone: Roy Frost offers tips on using your old, or new, devices. Saturdays, 10 a.m. - noon, Litchfield Exchange. Free. Call 843-235-9600 to register.

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Arts & Entertainment

Moveable Feast: Donna Everhart (“The Forgiving Kind”), Feb. 15, 11 a.m., Pine Lakes Country Club, Myrtle Beach. $30. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: Taylor Brown (“Gods of Howl Mointain”), Feb.22, 11 a.m., Inlet Affairs. $30. For more information, call 843-235-9600.

Strand Cinema: “Boy Erased,” the son of a Baptist preacher is forced into a gay conversion program. Feb. 15, 2:30 p.m.; “The Wife,” a woman questions the choice she has made in her life. Feb. 15, 7 p.m.; “Faces Places,” a movie director and photographer form an unlikely friendship while traveling through France. Feb. 8, 2:30 p.m.; “El Ultimo Traje (The Last Suit),” A Jewish tailor searches Poland to find the man who saved his life during World War II. Feb. 16, 7 p.m. Strand Theater, Georgetown. $7 ($5 for members).

“Big Fish” celebration: Programs focus on the story of a man who investigates whether the tall tales he heard as a child were true as his father lay dying, starting with the film. Feb. 15, 2:30 p.m. Waccamaw Library. Free.

• Author Daniel Wallace discuss his novels, including “Big Fish,” his short stories and his illustrations. Feb. 21, 10 a.m., Waccamaw Library. Free. 

• Performances from the Broadway musical version of “Big Fish.” Feb. 21, 5:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free. 

• A selection of author Daniel Wallace’s work, including “The Cat’s Pajamas,” will be read during children’s story time. Feb. 22, 10:30 a.m., Waccamaw Library. Free. 

Dinner theater: Waccamaw High School Competition Speech Team presents “A Magical Murder.” Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church. $30, includes dinner, must be purchased in advance. Email mlawson@gcsd.k12.sc.us for tickets.

Bruce Chandler birthday: Enjoy lunch with the local artist. Feb. 17, noon, Rice Museum. $80. Call 843-546-7423 for reservations.

“Watch on the Rhine”: Bette Davis stars as a wife and mother whose life is complicated by a Romanian count. Part of the Friends of the Waccamaw Library’s Classic Film Series. Feb. 24, 2:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

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Sports

WHS baseball: varsity hosts Carolina Forest, Feb. 20, 5 p.m.; JV at the Georgetown Invitational, Feb. 23-24, TBA; varsity hosts the Coastal Invitational, Feb. 28 - March 3, TBA.

WHS lacrosse: boys JV and varsity at Socastee Invitational, Feb. 16, 9 a.m.; boys B-team at Lexington, Feb. 16, 9 a.m.; boys B-team hosts Cusabo, Feb. 19, 7 p.m.

WHS soccer: girls and boys varsity host North Myrtle Beach, Feb. 20, 5:30 p.m.; girls JV and varsity at St. James, Feb. 26, 5:30 p.m.; boys JV hosts Loris, Feb. 26, 6 p.m.; girls and boys varsity at Conway, Feb. 27, 6 p.m.

WHS softball: varsity at the Andrews Jamboree, Feb. 23.

Charity Golf Championship: Sixth annual event is a fundraiser for Tara Hall Home for Boys hosted by Bistro 217, Rustic Table and South Atlantic Bank. Feb. 16, 10:30 a.m., Caledonia Golf and Fish Club. Send an email to bistrogolf@hotmail.com for information.

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Et cetera

Romance in the Gardens: Watch as dozens of couples renew their marriage vows. Feb. 14, 3 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. Free with garden admission.

Shuckin’ on the Strand: Grand Strand’s largest oyster roast hosted by gsSCENE. Feb. 16, noon, Hot Fish Club. $30 for adults, $10 for children. Go to web.myrtlebeachareachamber.com to purchase tickets.

Surfrider Oyster Festival: Food, music and Bloody Mary contest benefit the Surfrider Foundation. Feb. 17, 11 a.m., Wicked Tuna. Free admission; charges vary for food and beverages.

Bikeway cleanup: Help Bike the Neck clear litter and debris from the bike path. (Rescheduled from Feb. 9.) Feb. 23, 9 a.m. - noon. Call 843-235-9600 to sign up.

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