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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Georgetown County Tourism Management Commission: Oct. 17, 3:30 p.m., Chamber of Commerce office, Litchfield.

Georgetown County Planning Commission: Oct. 17, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers.

Waccamaw Neck Council of POAs: Annual meeting includes updates on land planning. Oct. 19, 9 a.m., Waccamaw Library.

Georgetown County Republican Club: Candidates for sheriff will speak. Oct. 21, 7 p.m., Waccamaw Library.

Georgetown County Council: Oct. 22, 5:30 p.m., council chambers.

Georgetown County Board of Education: Oct. 22, 5:30 p.m., Beck Education Center.

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Education

Port of Georgetown: Lee Brockington discusses the importance of the port that dates to the 1700s. Oct. 18, 2 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $10. Reservations required at hobcawbarony.org.

Sea Turtles 101: Learn about the record-setting season. Oct. 19, 11 a.m., North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Free.

Adult tech: Learn how to use a smart phone. Oct. 21 and 28, 10 a.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

CCU lecture series: Brookgreen Gardens CEO and president Page Kiniry discusses her journey. Oct. 21, 10 a.m., CCU Litchfield Education Center. Free.

• Learn about Gullah Geechee culture. Oct. 28, 1 p.m., CCU Litchfield Education Center. Free.

Brookgreen 101: Staff members discuss “Thoughts from Anna Hyatt Huntington in 1932.” Oct. 24, 1 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission.

Birding excursions: Take a walk with an avid birder. Oct. 25, 7-10 a.m., Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission.

Gullah-Geechee Environmental Conference: Find out about careers and business opportunities in green, renewable energy industries. Oct. 25, 6 p.m., Oct. 26, 9 a.m., Howard Education Center, Georgetown. $10.

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Arts & Entertainment

Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art: “Lords of 52nd Street” perform the songs of Billy Joel. Oct. 18, 7 p.m., $35, $50; “Shades of Buble´,” features the songs of Michael Buble´. Oct. 18, 7 p.m., $35, $45, $75; “Soultown” performs classic soul songs. Oct. 19, 7 p.m., $30, $40. Events at Reserve Golf Club. Go to pawleysmusic.com for tickets.

Moveable Feast: William Rawlings (“The Girl With Kaleidoscope Eyes”), Oct. 18, 11 a.m., Kimbel’s, Wachesaw. $30. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: Betty Bell Brown (“Pretty Much”), Oct. 22, Sea View Inn. $30 (wait list). Next: Karen White (“The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street”), Oct. 25, 21 Main, North Myrtle Beach. $58 (includes book). Call 843-235-9600 for tickets.

Stop the Presses! Film series celebrates the portrayal of journalism in the golden age of Hollywood, hosted by Charles Swenson, Coastal Observer editor. “Ace in the Hole,” Oct. 18; “His Girl Friday,” Nov. 7; 2:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Mike’s Meanderings: Mike Bivona and his troupe perform short plays. Oct. 22, 5:30 p.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Reading/book-signing: Former FBI agent Dana Ridenour discusses her latest novel, “Below the Radar.” Oct. 25, 10 a.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

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Sports

WHS cross country: at the CiCi’s Derby in Camden, Oct. 26, 9:15 a.m.; hosts the region championship, Oct. 30, Stables Park.  WHS football: JV hosts Manning, Oct. 17, 6 p.m.; varsity at Manning, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m.; B-team hosts Johnsonville, Oct. 6 p.m.; JV at Phillip Simmons, Oct. 24, 6 p.m.; varsity at Academic Magnet, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m.    WHS girls tennis at Socastee, Oct. 17, 5 p.m.  WHS volleyball: JV and varsity at Hanahan, Oct. 17, 15 p.m.  Golf fundraiser: 18-hole captain’s choice event to support Dragon Boat at the Beach. Oct. 21, 9:30 a.m., The Reserve. $125. Visit dragonboatatthebeach.org. Bike to the Boardwalk: Take a guided five-mile tour of a forest and estuary. Oct. 26, 10 a.m., Hobcaw Barony. Free, but register at northinlet.sc.edu/discovery.   , .

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Garden Festival: Household hazards: Bring toxic items to dispose of and papers to be shredded at an event hosted by Georgetown County Environmental Services. Oct. 19, 9 a.m. to noon, Waccamaw High School.

Wooden Boat Show: Boat building contests, regattas, vendors, food and displays along the waterfront. Oct. 19, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Oct. 20, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Front Street, Georgetown. Free. Go to woodenboatshow.com for a schedule.

Candlelight vigil: Gathering in memory of victims of domestic violence. Oct. 24, 6 p.m., Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office.

Community health day: Health information and free and low-cost health screenings. Oct. 25, 7:30-10:30 a.m., Belin Memorial United Methodist Church. Call 843-520-8447.

Shop to Stop fundraiser: Silent auctions, 50/50 raffle, food and entertainment to raise money for the Family Justice Center of Georgetown/Horry Counties. Oct. 25, 7-10 p.m., Litchfield Country Club. $35 at eventbrite.com.

Craft Beer/Wine Festival: Sample beers, wines and food while listening to music in a fundraiser for Teach My People and All 4 Paws. Oct. 26, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Owens Liquors, Litchfield. $40 in advance, $45 at the door.

Literacy Day: Storytelling, kids activities and snacks. Oct. 26, 2-5 p.m., Kaminski House Museum. Free.

Fundraiser gala: Music from The Tams, food and silent auction to benefit Helping Hands of Georgetown County. Oct. 27, 4 p.m., Caledonia Golf and Fish Club. $75. Visit helpinghandsofgeorgetown.org.

Halloween celebrations: Fall festival, haunted castle, creepy maze and carnival games. Oct. 25-26, 6-9 p.m., Huntington Beach State Park. $10 for adults; $7 for children 6-15; children 5 and under are free.

• Put on a Halloween costume and go trick-or-treating in a sculpture garden. Oct. 26, noon - 2 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission.

• Costume contests and trick-or-treating for kids and adults. Oct. 31, 5-11 p.m., Marsh Walk. Free.

• Trick-or-treating for candy and prizes. Oct. 31, 5:30-7 p.m., HealthPoint. Free. (Non-members welcome).

Waccamaw Water Quality Conference: Learn about the data that is collected daily. Guest Speaker is Ron Daise. Oct. 30, 1-4 p.m., Coastal Science Center, Conway.

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