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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Georgetown County Planning Commission:  April 18, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers.

Pawleys Island Town Council: Town hall meeting about beach renourishment. April 20, 9 a.m., Pawleys Island Chapel.

Georgetown County Council: April 23, 5:30 p.m., council chambers.

Georgetown County Republican Party: Update on the state party platform. April 26, noon, Applewood House of Pancakes.

Tourism Management Commission: May 2, 3:30 p.m., Lachicotte Co. office.

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Education

Environmental conservation: Virginia and Dana Beach discuss their book, “A Wholly Admirable Thing: Defending Nature and Community on the South Carolina Coast” and the work of the Coastal Conservation League. April 25, 10 a.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Slavery, Abolition and Repatriation: Joe McGill of The Slave Dwelling Project leads a tour of Friendfield Village and a discussion of slavery. April 25, 1 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $20. Reservations required at hobcawbarony.org.

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Arts & Entertainment

“The Wizard of Oz”: Performance by students from the Georgetown School of Art and Sciences based on the classic movie musical. April 18, 7 p.m., Winyah Auditorium. $5.

Moveable Feast: Carla Buckley (“Liar’s Child”), April 19, 11 a.m., Inlet Provision Company. $30. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: Elizabeth Letts (“Finding Dorothy”), April 26, Ocean One. $30. Call 843-235-9600 for tickets.

Strand Cinema: “The Samuel Project,” a teenage artist/outcast makes his grandfather the subject of an art project. April 19, 2:30 p.m.; “The World Before Your Feet,” a man spends six years walking every street in New York City. April 19, 7 p.m.; “If Beale Street Could Talk,” a woman embraces pregnancy while struggling to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime. April 20, 2:30 p.m.; “Shoplifters,” a family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold. April 20, 7 p.m., Strand Theater, Georgetown. $7 ($5 for members).

Art & Soul: Learn about Belle Baruch’s art collection and see some pieces not normally on display. April 26, 1:30 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $30 at hobcawbarony.org.

Concert for the Community: Jimmy Wayne performs and talks about his life in the foster care system. April 26, 7 p.m., Pawleys Island Community Church. Free.

Lime and the Coconuts:  A performance of swing, hymns, blues and folk hosted by Class Productions. April 27, 3 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $30 at classatpawleys.com

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Sports

WHS baseball: varsity hosts the Mingo Bay Tournament, April 18-20, 6 p.m.

WHS boys golf at the Palmetto Tournament at True Blue and Caledonia, April 18-20, TBA.

WHS soccer: girls varsity hosts Myrtle Beach, April 24, 6 p.m.

WHS softball: varsity at the Palmetto Invitational, April 19-20, TBA.

WHS track and field hosts senior night home meet, April 18, 5 p.m.; hosts Class 3A Lower State qualifier, May 4, 9 a.m.

Tai Chi By the Sea: Learn the ancient artform that is purported to relieve stress. April 20, 10 a.m., Pawleys Island Nature Park. Free. Call 843-222-3416 for information.

Health walk: One hour of fitness tips and walking with staff of Tidelands Health. April 24, 5:30 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission.

Tae Bo classes: Billy Blanks, the creator of tae bo, leads two workouts. April 27-28, 10 a.m., HealthPoint. $25. Registration required at taebo.eventbrite.com.

Swimming workshops: Refine your strokes through drills and videos. Must be 18 or older and be able to swim two 25-yard laps to participate. Membership not required. May 4 (breaststroke) and May 18 (butterfly). 9-10:30 a.m., HealthPoint. $20 per session or $75 for all four. Call 843-237-2205 to register.

IFA Redfish Tour and Kayak Tour: Fish from your big boat or your small boat and compete for cash and prizes. April 27-28, 8 a.m., Carroll Campbell Marine Complex, Georgetown. $250 for redfish; $50 for kayak. Register at ifatours.com.

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Et cetera

Lowcountry Garden Party: Sixth annual lunch and raffle to raise money for the Kathryn Bryan Metts Scholarship Fund and the Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art. April 26, noon, Kaminski House Museum, Georgetown. $85. Go to pawleysmusic.com for tickets.

Paddle Fest: Eighth annual event features a four-mile journey on Black Mingo Creek followed by music, food and kids activities. April 27, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tara Hall Home for Boys. Paddlers 17+, $40; paddlers 8-16, $25; non-paddlers 17+, $10; non-paddlers 8-16, $5. Go to tarahall.org to register.

Plantacular Plant Sale: Celebration of Earth Day. April 27, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission.

Spring book sale: Fundraiser for the Friends of the Georgetown Library. May 3, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., May 4, 8:30 a.m. – noon. Georgetown Library. Hardbacks $1, paperbacks 50 cents.

A Huntington Affaire: Live music, food, cigar bar and 1920s costume contest. May 4, 6 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. Reservations required at brookgreen.org.

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