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Activities for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet

Meetings

Georgetown County Board of Zoning Appeals: Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers.

Pawleys Island Town Council: Nov. 11, 5 p.m., Town Hall.

Georgetown County Council: Nov. 12, 5:30 p.m., council chambers.

Georgetown County Planning Commission: Review of draft future land-use maps for Waccamaw Neck. Nov. 14, 5:30 p.m., Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments.

Georgetown County Democratic Party: Nov. 14, 6 p.m., 149 King St., Georgetown. 

Georgetown County Board of Education: Nov. 19, 5:30 p.m., Beck Education Center.

Midway Fire and Rescue Board: Nov. 20, 4 p.m., headquarters station.

Georgetown County Tourism Management Commission: Nov. 21, 3:30 p.m., Chamber of Commerce office, Litchfield.

Georgetown County Library Board: Nov. 21, 5:30 p.m., Georgetown Library.

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Education

Healthy eating: Father Joe Tedesco discusses “Soul Food: Mepkin Abbey’s Recipe for Healthful, Spiritual Meals” as part of the Friends of the Waccamaw Library’s First Thursday series. Nov. 7, 10 a.m., Waccamaw Library. Free.

Low Country Herb Society: Carmen Ketron discusses the MUSC Urban Farm in Charleston. Nov. 12, 9:30 a.m., Waccamaw Library. New members welcome.

History for lunch: Jim Spirek, an underwater archaeologist discusses “Civil War Naval Operations and Shipwrecks in South Carolina.” Nov. 13, noon, S.C. Martime Museum. $20 ($18 for museum and OLLI members). Call 843-520-0111.

Hampton Plantation: Explore the history of the house and grounds and the people. Nov. 14, 10 a.m., Georgetown Library. Free.

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Arts & Entertainment

”Sylvia“: A stray mutt disrupts the lives of two empty-nesters in a Swamp Fox Players production. Nov. 7-9 and 14-16, 8 p.m.; Nov. 10 and 17, 2:30 p.m., Strand Theater, Georgetown. $18.

Moveable Feast: Scott Sharpe (“A Wild Eden”), Nov. 8, 11 a.m., Pastaria 811. $30. Signing at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m. Next: Mary Whyte (“We the People: Portraits of Veterans in America”), Nov. 15, 11 a.m., Pawleys Plantation. $30. Call 843-235-9600 for tickets.

Concerts: Long Bay Symphony performs patriotic songs. Nov. 9, 3 p.m., Howard Auditorium, Georgetown. $10 (free for veterans).

  Outlaw country singer Jason Ray Welsh kicks off season four of the Kimbel Concert Series. Nov. 9, 3 p.m., Hobcaw Barony. $20 at classatpawleys.com.

  Serendipity Singers perform seasonal music. Nov. 10, 5 p.m., Murrells Inlet Presbyterian Church. Free.

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Sports

WHS basketball:  JV and varsity boys at Carvers Bay, Nov. 14, 5:30 p.m.; varsity girls and boys at Carvers Bay, Nov. 20, 6:45  and 8:15 p.m.; varsity boys at the Steeltown Tournament, Nov. 22-23 and 25-25, TBA, Georgetown High School.

WHS cross country at the Lower State qualifier, Nov. 9, Darlington Middle School; at the Class AAA state championship, Nov. 16, Camden.

WHS wrestling at the Socastee Takedown Tournament. Nov. 16, TBA, Socastee High School. 

Bike to the Boardwalk: Take a guided five-mile tour of a forest and estuary. Nov.11, 10 a.m., Hobcaw Barony. Free, but register at northinlet.sc.edu/discovery.

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Et cetera

Blood drive: Donors who are at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds are needed. Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tidelands Health Conference Center, 4367 Riverwood Dr., Murrells Inlet. 

Shuckin’ for a Cause: All-you-can-eat oyster fundraiser for Tidelands Community Hospice. Nov. 9, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Hanser House Restaurant. $30 in advance; $35 at the door ($5 without oysters). 

Oyster roast: 16th annual fundraiser for Murrells Inlet 2020. Nov. 9, 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Wicked Tuna. $36. eventbrite.com.

Anti-human trafficking poster campaign: Volunteers needed to check local businesses to make sure human trafficking posters are on display. Nov. 9, 9 a.m., Pawleys Island Community Church. Register at signup.com.

Atalaya sleepover: Spend the night outside around a campfire or inside a castle. Nov. 9, 5 p.m., Huntington Beach State Park. $50 for adults, $30 for ages 6-15. Call 843-235-8755 to register.

Veterans Day Parade: School marching bands, ROTC units, Scouts and community groups will march to honor servicemen and women. Nov. 11, 2 p.m., Front Street, Georgetown. Send an email to paigebsawyer@gmail.com for signup information.

Giving Night: Enjoy a meal and raise money for St. Christopher’s Children. Nov. 13, 4-10 p.m., Uncle Mikey’s Pizza, Murrells Inlet.

Mindfulness in the Marsh: A guided meditation journey at high tide. Nov. 15, 9 a.m., North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Free, but call 843-904-9017 for reservations.

Kitchen Tour: Check out the inside of some local houses to raise money for Miss Ruby’s Kids. Nov. 16, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $35 in advance; $40 day of. Go to missrubyskids.net.

Rotten Royal Breakfast Bash: Members of an acting troupe will dress in costume and entertain children of all ages. Nov. 16, 10 a.m. - noon, Waccamaw High School. $5 for ages 3-12; $10 for adults. Send al email to vmessinger@gcsd.k12.sc.us for information. 

Grand Strand Comic Con: Gaming tournaments, virtual reality, vendors and food. Nov. 16, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Nov. 17, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Inlet Square Mall. $20 for both days; $12 per day. Go to eventbrite.com.

Light Up the Lawn: Dance and dine under the stars as the holiday lights are turned on for the first time. Nov. 16, 5:30 p.m., Kaminski House Museum, Georgetown. $15 for ages 13 and over; $5 for 12 and under. kaminskimuseum.org.

Designer Showcase: Tour the inside of a historic house decorated for the holidays. Nov. 18-Dec. 31, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Kaminski House Museum, Georgetown. Adults $12, seniors 65 and over $10, children 6-17 $6, children five and under get in free. kaminskimuseum.org.

State of the county: Hear from local government leaders. Nov. 20, 11:30 a.m., Beck Recreation Center, Georgetown. $35 ($25 for Chamber of Commerce members). Call 843-546-8436 to register.

Nights of a Thousand Candles Preview: Get a sneak peek at this year’s holiday light and candle show. Nov. 30, 6-9 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. $100. brookgreen.org. 

Volunteer opportunity: Smith Medical Clinic needs volunteer nurses in Pawleys Island and Georgetown Mondays through Fridays 8:30 a.m. -1 p.m., and in Pawleys Island Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-7 p.m. Current license not necessary. Flexible schedules available and malpractice insurance provided. Contact Dina Wells at 843-237-2672 x 6, or dwells@smithfreeclinic.org.

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