Saturday, July 15, 2017

Your bi-monthly newsletter is here!

What's happening on the Waccamaw Neck ~ compliments of the Friends of Waccamaw Library!

The Friends of Waccamaw Library's bi-monthly digital newsletter aims to let you know what's happening on the Waccamaw Neck and Georgetown (farther afield if it's library-related). This e-communication supplements the hard copy newsletter mailed quarterly and is sent to all Friends (whose e-dresses we have) and to all who ask to be added to the Constant Contact list.

In addition to the programming developed by the library system and the Friends (in red), we will cover other opportunities for quality experiences, education and entertainment. The information is organized by date, so scroll down to the date you are seeking. If you are part of a group or organization with news to share, we welcome your announcement. Keep it short; just the facts. We cannot reproduce an elaborate pdf with graphics and photos. The key information needed includes: Title of event, Where held, When (date and time), BRIEF description, Benefit for (if applicable), Cost (if any), Contact (phone and email), Website (for more information).
  
To be added to the e-mail list or to submit an announcement, please send your information directly to the e-newsletter editor Linda Ketron at:  linda@classatpawleys.com.
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Kids & Families at Waccamaw Library - all programs free.
  • Game on! We play a wide variety of family friendly board and card games at every branch, and always have a great time. Waccamaw Game Night, Tuesdays, 5:30-8:30 PM, free, ddennis@gtcounty.org.
  • Storytime! Every Wednesday, 10:30 AM. Ages birth to 5.
  • Art with the Myrtle Beach Art Museum. Ages 7 and up, 1st Wednesday each month, 3-4 PM.
  • Canine Angels. Reading has gone to the dogs! Check out this link to see the benefits to children of reading to attentive pooches: www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/186708. All ages, 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month, 3-4 PM.
  • LEGO Free Build. All ages, Fridays after school.
  • Minecraft Club. Come share the worlds you've created! All ages, Fridays after school.  
  • Manners Club is held the first Saturday each month, providing basic etiquette and manners training in a fun and exciting environment for children 4-10 years old. Contact Connie Graham (Ms. Manners) at PawleysIslandMannersClub@gmail.com
Adults at Waccamaw Library - most programs are free, although some require membership. Contact sbremner@gtcounty.org.
  • Tidelands Camera Club meets on the first Monday each month, 9-11 AM.
  • Technology Club meets on the second Monday each month at 9:30 AM to discuss advances.
  • Waccamaw Genealogy Club meets on the third Monday each month, 9-11:30 AM.
  • Knitting Group meets Mondays, 1-3 PM to knit and crochet with company and share patterns and techniques. Contact Carol Davison at caroldavisonk2tog@yahoo.com.
  • Mah Jongg Club meets Tuesdays, 1-3 PM, bring your set and current card.
July-August Artist at the Waccamaw Library: Barnie Slice 
After 31 years designing displays and windows at Sears, native South Carolinian Barnie Slice retired to Greenville, where he painted murals in restaurants, banks and private homes. In 1991, he started painting murals in the schools of North and South Carolina brushing more than 50 miles of walls in some 250 schools over the next 13 years. In 1998, he moved to Pawleys Island, SC, and retired from painting murals after a shoulder injury in 2005. For the past 10 years, he has taught art classes (oils, acrylics and watercolors) for Coastal Carolina University in the OLLI program while continuing to paint for several local galleries: Art Works at the Litchfield Exchange, Island Art Gallery in Pawleys Island, Prince George Gallery in Georgetown, and Swamp Fox Gallery in Murrells Inlet. Barnie had two of his paintings on display in the White House in Washington, DC when President Reagan was in office in Mr. Lee Attwater's office. In 1998, he was the first South Carolinian to win the South Carolina Saltwater Fish Stamp Competition for his rendition of the Cobia. For more information, email

July-August Photographer at the Waccamaw Library:  Ed Robidoux
This serious, amateur photographer, skilled in macro photography (the art of taking detailed, close-up pictures of very small objects like the tendrils of plants), comes from a mechanical-engineering background. He approaches the craft of photography not only with passion but also through discipline. With considerable experience in camerawork gleaned from studies and achievements dating from the 1970s, Robidoux relishes sharing with others the value of good technique. He has been an instructor for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) of Coastal Carolina University and for the entity Southern Exposures and Art, teaching mainly Photoshop Creative Cloud and Photoshop Elements. He enjoys enabling fellow photographers to become more skilled in digital photography, particularly in post-processing, photographic workflows. After moving to Murrells Inlet in 2003, he served as the Regional Coordinator of the Carolinas' Nature Photographers Association. In October 2015, he founded the Tidelands Photography Club and currently serves as its President. The club's dual mission is to capture the natural beauty and heritage of our area while promoting amongst its members, through ongoing education and through outings, an improved level of photographic ability. For more information about the photography displayed at the Waccamaw Library, email sbremner@gtcounty.org.

Two sad notes: Susan Laughter Meyers, poet extraordinaire and one of the founders (with Libby Bernardin) of the FOWL Tea & Poetry Series, was laid to rest on June 30 in Charleston. Taylor Nelson, the creator of the FOWL logo (above) and many graphic designs for Strand Media, Sasee, The Swamp Fox Players, and Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art, was memorialized at his mother Jackie Nelson's homeplace in Murrells Inlet on Saturday, July 15. Both were generous contributors to the Friends of Waccamaw Library. 
 
POV Series to be rescheduled - The Point of View series offered in collaboration with PBS, will be rescheduled in the fall when fewer of our Friends are traveling or entertaining families and friends! These excellent shorts and full-length documentaries deserve a better time slot and a bigger audience.
 
Saturday, July 15
All day - St. Francis Animal Center adoption event at Palmetto Ace Home Center, 843.235.3555 or astrope@palmettoace.com.

1-3:30 PM - Traditional Music at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm (corner of Hwy 701 North and Harris Short Cut Road in Conway) featuring the double bass. Also known as a 'bull fiddle,' 'bass fiddle,' or 'doghouse bass,' the double bass has a long history and can be found in a variety of music genres. Learn how this instrument has changed in playing style, how it is tuned, and hear how it is played.  Free and open to the public, 843.365.3596 or HorryCountyMuseum.org.
 
Sunday, July 16
2 PM - Feast Your Eyes/Celebrating the Food of the South. Join Karen Olson, one of the Burroughs & Chapin Art Museum curators, for an afternoon tour of this mouth-watering summer exhibition. The exhibition of 112 works by 60 artists includes paintings in oil and watercolor; works in pastel; prints; photographs; sculpture; mixed media and functional art, such as handcrafted dining furniture and serving ware. The tours last approximately 60 minutes. Also offered July 27, Aug. 6, Aug. 18, Aug. 29, and Sept. 9. Reservations are not required; free of charge. 843.238.2510 or MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org.

Tuesday, July 18
1 PM - Active Adult Series at the Horry County Museum (805 Main St., Conway) presents a lecture on Antebellum Horry. Learn about the early industries of Horry County and what made the area different from neighboring Georgetown County. Held the third Tuesday of each month, this series is perfect for new residents to the area, or lifetime locals who want to learn more about the place that they call home. Free and open to the public, 843.915.5320 or HorryCountyMuseum.org.
 
5-7 PM - Safe and Secure Online for Seniors with Joe Thibodeau at Waccamaw Library. The important cyber security program includes Awareness, Understanding the Cyberworld, Malware and Ransomware, Passwords, Scams, and Safe Email Habits. Born and raised in Myrtle Beach, Joe Thibodeau served nine years in the U.S. Navy, specializing in the Navy's Nuclear Power Program. Seven of his years in the military were spent serving aboard nuclear submarines. A five-year post-military career in commercial nuclear power followed his service. Nearly 25 years ago, Joe made a career change, founding One On One Computers, a mobile service that covered the Grand Strand and Conway area. Joe recognized that the rapid changes in computer technology were creating a demand for increased security - a demand that requires expertise beyond that of a typical small business or anyone with a PC or other connected device. In 2014, he founded Tech Sentries, a company specifically focused on helping you "Guard Your Technology."
On Sept. 12, Joe will present "Safe and Secure Online" for Parents and Guardians. Free and open to the public, sbremner@gtcounty.org.

Wednesday, July 19
8:30 AM-1 PM - North Inlet Paddle. Join the North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Surf the Earth for a naturalist-guided tour through the creeks of North Inlet. The program includes instruction in basic kayaking, a natural history overview, and educational highlights of the North Inlet ecosystem. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water, snack, and camera/binoculars (if desired).  Also offered Aug. 17 & Aug. 31. $50/person; weather permitting; limited to 6 participants; register at 843.904.9016.
 
1 PM - Gullah Geechee Program Series at Brookgreen Gardens. Ron Daise, Vice President for Creative Education, presents "Taak dat Taak (Talk that Talk)" in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium. The 50-minute interactive program informs about values and qualities that are inherent to Gullah Geechee heritage, as relayed through songs, poetry, excerpts from cultural writings, and personal insights. Also offered July 26. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.

2:30-4 PM - Wild Wednesday Series: Ghosts from the Coast at Hobcaw Barony. From silly superstitions to scary stories, learn the Lowcountry legends of Alice and The Grey Man, plat-eyes and hags, but discover who created these stories and why they have lasted. Religion and discipline, along with cultural and geographic differences all have contributed. English, Irish and African traditions all brought beliefs to America and South Carolina is famous for its swamps, woods and unusual occurrences. This indoor storytelling program prepares kids of all ages for their own outdoor experiences. Reservations required, limited to 43. $10/person. 843.546.4623 or HobcawBarony.org.
 
Friday, July 21
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Philip G. Smucker (Riding with George: Sportsmanship & Chivalry in the Making of America's First President) at Carefree Catering. A fifth-great-grandnephew of George Washington, Smucker uses his background as a war correspondent, sports reporter, and amateur equestrian to weave an insightful tale based upon his own travels in the footsteps and hoofprints of Washington as a surveyor, sportsman, and field commander. As often as possible, he saddles up and charges off to see what Washington's woods, byways, and battlefields look like from atop a saddle. Riding with George is "boots-in-stirrups" storytelling that unspools Washington's rise to fame in a never-before-told yarn. It shows how a young Virginian's athleticism and Old World chivalry propelled him to become a model of right action and good manners for a fledgling nation. $30, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.

6:30 - The FOWL Friday Night Film at Waccamaw Library presents "Snowden."  Free and open to the public, sbremner@gtcounty.org.
 
6-9 PM - Georgetown Business Association presents Shaggin' on the Sampit with DJ Mike Worley (94.9 SURF FM) at Francis Marion Park (801 Front St.). Also offered Aug. 18. Free, GeorgetownSeaport.com. 
 
Friday-Saturday, July 21-22
8 PM - Swamp Fox Players present "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" at the Strand Theater (Front Street, Georgetown), directed by Josie Thames. In this riotous one-act musical comedy (rated PG-13), an eclectic group of spellers vie for the championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the spellers (and audience volunteers) work their way through a series of words, hoping to avoid the dreaded 'ding' that will send them home. The winner gets a trophy - the losers go home with a juice box. Also offered July 27-30 and Aug. 4-6.  $20, 843.527.2924.
 
Tuesday, July 25
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Ace Atkins (The Fallen) at Pawleys Plantation. New York Times bestselling author of nineteen novels, including The Innocents and Robert B. Parker's Slow Burn, and one of the best crime writers working today, Ace has been nominated for every major award in crime fiction, including the Edgar three times, twice for novels about former U.S. Army Ranger Quinn Colson. The Fallen is a classic southern tale of backroom deals, tainted honor, dysfunctional family, high-stakes greed - and everyday heroism. Mississippi sheriff Quinn Colson had to admit he admired the bank robbers. A new bank was hit almost every week, and the robbers rushed in and out with such skill and precision it reminded him of raids he'd led back in Afghanistan and Iraq when he was an Army Ranger. In fact, it reminded him so much of the techniques in the Ranger Handbook that he couldn't help wondering if the outlaws were former Rangers themselves. And that was definitely going to be a problem. If he stood any chance of catching them, he was going to need the help of old allies, new enemies, and a lot of luck. The enemies he had plenty of. It was the allies and the luck that were going to be in woefully short supply. $30, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.

5 PM - The Georgetown Library System presents "The Science behind the Solar Eclipse: Why It Occur and What We Can learn" by Dr. Varsha Kulkarni at the Waccamaw Library. Free and open to the public.  GeorgetownCountyLibrary.sc.gov.

Wednesday, July 26
8 AM-4 PM - Georgetown County will co-sponsor an American Red Cross community blood drive at the Beck Recreation Center, located at 2030 Church Street in Georgetown. Members of the public are encouraged to participate and schedule an appointment using the sponsor lookup code GeoCounty. This event is co-sponsored by Georgetown County School District, the City of Georgetown, Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments and the Georgetown County Water & Sewer District.
 
1 PM - Gullah Geechee Program Series at Brookgreen Gardens. See July 19 entry for details. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.
 
1:30-4 PM - Cool It! How Air-Conditioning Revolutionized the South. Rice planters evacuated, northern duck hunters visited in the winter. How did the South change when air-conditioning was invented? Enjoy a 20th century history lesson as we explore the changes to South Carolina agriculture, industry, population and culture while enjoy a glass of sweet tea in the cool interior of Hobcaw House. Reservations required, limited to 28. $25/person, 843.546.4623 or HobcawBarony.org.

Thursday-Sunday, July 27-30
8 PM - Swamp Fox Players present "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" at the Strand Theater (Front Street, Georgetown), a musical comedy directed by Josie Thames. See July 21-22 entry for details. Also offered Aug. 4-6. Thurs.-Sat., 8 PM, Sun., 2:30 PM, $20, 843.527.2924.
 
Friday, July 28
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast/Book Signing: Bren McClain (One Good Mama Bone) at Caffe Piccolo. McClain's writing is distinguished by a sophisticated and detailed portrayal of the day-to-day realities of rural poverty and an authentic sense of time and place that marks the best southern fiction. Although the Feast is full, the author will be signing her book at Litchfield Books at 2 PM, 843.237.8138.
 
6:30 - The FOWL Friday Night Film at Waccamaw Library presents "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story."  Free and open to the public, sbremner@gtcounty.org.
 
Saturday, July 29
1 PM - The Horry County Museum and the AVX Foundation present a lecture by Chris Judge, director of the Native American Studies Center at USC-Lancaster, on the Pee Dee, Cheraw, and Waccamaw Indians of Eastern South Carolina at the Museum (805 Main St., Conway). The Native people in Eastern South Carolina were among the earliest to be contacted by Europeans in the early 16th century.  What was ultimately a successful colonization for Europeans was a culturally devastating point in history for Native South Carolinians. This presentation takes an ethno historical approach combining information from written records, oral history interviews and archaeological investigations to weave the untold story, one marginalized in all European history narratives. Descendants of these indigenous groups still live in the area today having stood and faced an onslaught of bias, disease, slavery, warfare and cultural disruption.
Free and open to the public, 843-915-5320 or HorryCountyMuseum.org.
 
7 PM - McClellanville Arts Center presents "Everything You Need to Know About the Eclipse" with Kevin Bourque. Free and open to the public, 1.843.887.3157.

Wednesday, Aug. 2
2:30-4 PM - Wild Wednesday Series: Snake Birthday Party. Even our snakes have birthdays! Come to the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center to learn all about them and celebrate with cupcakes, juice and a take home craft. Reservations required, $10/child, 843.546.4623 or HobcawBarony.org.
 
Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 3-5
10 AM-2:30 PM - Brookgreen Gardens Children's Activity Days will involve crafts and make-and-take activities for 4 to 12-year-olds in the Wall Lowcountry Center Learning Lab I. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Also offered Aug. 10-12. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.
 
Friday, Aug. 4
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Mark Powell (Small Treasons) at Inlet Affairs. Tess Maynard's life is coming apart. At home with her three young children in her husband's small north Georgia hometown, she is steadily becoming obsessed with an American journalist captured in Syria and being held by ISIS, sensing an eerie resonance between his captivity and her own. Meanwhile, the life of her husband is also beginning to unravel. As John and Tess work to salvage their life together a young man in Atlanta is slowly becoming radicalized - groomed by the professor John is meant to report on - to fight not in Syria but at home in the US. Eventually all three lives intersect, with devastating consequences. $30, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
 
5:30 PM - Georgetown County Library Summer Book Club will discuss the July book selection The Cigar Factory: A Novel of Charleston by Michele Moore in the local history room (405 Cleland, Georgetown). Free, 843.545.3366.
 
6-9 PM - Georgetown Business Association presents The Fantastic Shakers in concert at Francis Marion Park (801 Front St.). Free, GeorgetownSeaport.com.
  
Friday-Sunday, Aug. 4-6
8 PM - Swamp Fox Players present "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" at the Strand Theater (Front Street, Georgetown), a musical comedy directed by Josie Thames. See July 21-22 entry for details. Fri. & Sat., 8 PM, Sun., 2:30 PM, $20, 843.527.2924.
 
Saturday, Aug. 5-Oct. 29
9:30 AM-5 PM - National Sculpture Society 84th Annual Awards Exhibition at Brookgreen Gardens. The annual juried exhibition of the National Sculpture Society, the oldest professional organization of sculptors in America, presents the work of masters alongside rising stars in American sculpture. Fifteen awards are presented by the Society along with the popular People's Choice Award, determined by votes of visitors to Brookgreen Gardens. Daily, free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.

Monday, August 7
6-8 PM - Surf The Earth Sunset/Full Moon Kayak Tour. This naturalist guided two-hour tour takes place from dusk through the rising moon. Enjoy a leisurely paddle through the beautiful salt marsh system, and watch the sun set and give way to the moon's rise. If you have a camera, there are a lot of opportunities to capture our spectacular wild life (turtles, dolphins, and shore birds), beautiful sunsets, and spectacular moon rise over the ocean. Bring your favorite beverage and be prepared to kick back and enjoy the spectacular view. $75, Surf-the-Earth.com or 843.235.3500.
 
Wednesday, Aug. 9
1 PM - Gullah Geechee Program Series at Brookgreen Gardens. Ron Daise, Vice President for Creative Education, presents "Gullah Geechee Skrent (Strength)" in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium. The 50-minute interactive program informs about values and qualities that are inherent to Gullah Geechee heritage, as relayed through songs, poetry, excerpts from cultural writings, and personal insights. Also offered Aug. 16, 23 & 30. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.
 
5 PM - Georgetown County Library System presents "The Solar Eclipse and Safety" by CCU astronomy instructor Ron Revere at Waccamaw Library. The discussion will seek to answer some of the myriad of questions that you may have regarding the eclipse: What is an eclipse? What causes it? Why are they so infrequent? Is there any danger in observing the eclipse? A slide show of previous eclipses and simulations of what we can expect from this one will complement this short but thorough explanation of the causes and effects of solar eclipses. Free and open to the public. Wed., 5 PM, GeorgetownCountyLibrary.sc.gov.
 
Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 10-12
10 AM-2:30 PM - Brookgreen Gardens Children's Activity Days. See Aug. 3-5 entry for details. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000.
 
Friday, Aug. 11
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast/Book Signing: Kathy Reichs (Two Nights) at Litchfield Country Club. #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs steps beyond her classic Temperance Brennan series in a new standalone thriller - featuring a smart, tough, talented heroine whose thirst for justice stems from her own dark past. Although the Feast is full, the author will be signing books at Litchfield Books at 2 PM, 843.237.8138.
 
6:30 PM - Friday Night Film Series at Waccamaw Library presents "Patriots Day" (2017, rated R). The story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible, stars Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan, and J.K. Simmons. Free and open to the public, sbremner@gtcounty.org.
 
Looking Way Ahead!
Travel to China: From March 30-April 8, 2018, Barbara McGhee, tour guide and owner of Cameo Travel Enrichment, will lead a customized Chinese cultural tour, the first time it is offered. For only $2,590 (round trip airfare from JFK, 5 star hotels and many meals included, single supplement - $380), you will visit the Great Wall of China, Xian and the Terra Cotta Warriors, the Panda Center (!), Tang Dynasty Dance and Music, Beijing and the China National Center for the Performing Arts, the Summer Palace, Forbidden City, Museums and more. If you are interested in receiving more information, call 843.650.4501 or send an email to Barbara@cameotravelcenter.com.

A travel tip: If you travel by air frequently, you might want to apply for a TSA Pre-Check "Known Traveler Number" (KTN). This cuts your time in the security line considerably as there is a special "short" line for pre-checked travelers. Plus, you won't need to take off your shoes, put your liquids in a baggie, remove your laptop or your belt! To apply, go to IdentoGo at 1521 North Kings Hwy (Kings Festival Shopping Center across from Chapin Library) in Myrtle Beach, Mon.-Fri., 9:30 AM-1 PM and 1:30-5 PM. The fee is $85; you'll need your passport or birth certificate and be willing to be fingerprinted.

ONGOING!
TheArtsGrandStrand.com - Check out this updated nonprofit website, created and maintained by Murrells Inlet resident John Morken, to keep you informed about all of the cultural events on the Grand Strand. Dedicated to making it easy to know about all the Fine Arts events, it strips away pop culture and tourist attractions found in other guides. The What's Happening page has artists, performers and sponsors personally telling you what they are presenting NOW, along with ads for events. The calendar displays as a month, week, day or agenda. Each event is categorized (e.g., music, art), and you can choose to view any or all of the categories by clicking on them in the dropboxes at the top of the calendar.
 
For your kids or visiting grands: During June, July and August, the SC Maritime Museum  offers one week, half-day Youth Sailing Camps for beginning and intermediate sailors ages 8-14. Morning camps will be held Monday through Friday from 9 am to 12 noon. Afternoon camps will be held Monday through Friday from 2 pm until 5 pm. The fee is $200 per camper and includes a US Sailing's "Learn Sailing Right Beginning Sailing" course book, a skills log book, and a T-shirt. Museum members will receive a 10% discount for children or grandchildren. Instruction will take place at the SC Maritime Museum (729 Front St., Georgetown), in the park beside the museum, and on the water. Sailboats will put in at the City docks beside the museum. Class size will be limited to 10 campers per session. The instructors will be Fred Hoelscher, a certified US Sailing Small Boat Level 1 instructor, and Dave Lowe, a former teacher and experienced sailor. Adult and junior volunteers will be on hand to assist. Campers will learn to sail the Optimist Pram (OPTI), a small, extremely stable sailboat designed for teaching young people to sail. The SC Maritime Museum has a fleet of 10 wooden Optimist Prams funded by community sponsors and built by volunteers. For more information to download a registration form, visit scmaritimemuseum.org. To receive a registration form by mail contact Amy Rowe at the South Carolina Maritime Museum at 843.520.0111 or email sail@sc-mm.org.
 
Through Aug. 11 - Cool Summer Evenings at Brookgreen Gardens. After a day at the beach, visit the gardens in the cool of the evening until 9 PM and enjoy concerts, kids programs, and dinner in the Pavilion Restaurant (open til 7 PM). Entertainment and programs are included in garden admission. Creek Cruises at 5, 6 and 7 PM are $8 (adults) and $4 (children) in addition to admission. The Lowcountry Trail, The Zoo and the Enchanted Storybook Forest close at 8 PM. Wed.-Fri., 843-235-6000 or Brookgreen.org. 
 
Through August - "Then and Now: The Transformation of the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base" The Horry County Museum's exhibit, dedicated to the rich history and special memories of the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. The Base served The United States and the Horry County Community for more than 50 years. This exhibit explores the development of the MBAFB, its unexpected closing, and redevelopment into one of the Grand Strand's top destinations, the Market Common. Also showcased is the impressive history of the 354th Fighter Wing. This exhibit is sponsored by The Order of the Daedalians Flight 77 and Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union. Free and open to the public. For further information, 843.915.5320 or HorryCountyMuseum.org.

Through Sept. 10 - The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum presents an exhibition of 43 works by Charleston-based artist Douglas Balentine, including studies, sketches, paintings in progress and finished paintings, titled "Beyond the Horizon." Gallery hours for the exhibit are from 10 AM-4 PM Tuesday through Saturday and 1-4 PM on Sunday. Admission to the Museum is free but donations are welcome.
843.238.2510 or MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org.

Through Sept. 17 - Feast Your Eyes: Celebrating the Food of the South at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, will explore southern culinary heritage as nourishment and beyond: a form of cultural, political and artistic expression; an enduring source of comfort; sometimes an object of obsession; perhaps a symbol of class, race or gender...and always a cause for celebration.  Gallery hours for the exhibit are from 10 AM-4 PM Tuesday through Saturday and 1-4 PM on Sunday. Admission to the Museum is free but donations are welcome.
843.238.2510 or MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org.

Through Oct. 31 - Whispering Wings Butterfly Experience through October. This seasonal exhibit features a lush garden filled with tropical plants where hundreds of butterflies soar through the air. Monarch, Zebra Longwing, Polydamas Swallowtails, Pipevine Swallowtails, Spicebush Swallowtails, Julias, Buckeyes, Queens, Painted Lady, and American Lady are just a few of the species that call Whispering Wings home. Dozens of other species will be added throughout the summer and fall. Whispering Wings contains a pupae emergence room where visitors may observe the transformation from chrysalis to adult butterflies. Interpretive signs throughout the exhibit and benches provide a restful place to watch their delicate beauty in flight. Daily, 10:30 AM-4:30 PM, adults $3, children $2 for a 30-minute timed visit, in addition to garden admission, 843-235-6000 or Brookgreen.org.

Through December - Historic Horry County Photographs at the Horry County Museum (805 Main St., Conway). The saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words" is never more true than with a photograph. This exhibit explores historic photographs in the Museum's collection, spanning over 100 years and visually telling a story of how people in Horry County worked and lived. These captured moments in time serve as windows to the past, helping us to learn and understand Horry County's cultural past. For further information, please call the Horry County Museum at 843-915-5320 or e-mail at HCGMuseum@horrycounty.org
 


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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Your bi-monthly newsletter is here!

What's happening on the Waccamaw Neck ~ compliments of the Friends of Waccamaw Library!

The Friends of Waccamaw Library's bi-monthly digital newsletter aims to let you know what's happening on the Waccamaw Neck and Georgetown (farther afield if it's library-related). This e-communication supplements the hard copy newsletter mailed quarterly and is sent to all Friends (whose e-dresses we have) and to all who ask to be added to the Constant Contact list.

In addition to the programming developed by the library system and the Friends (in red), we will cover other opportunities for quality experiences, education and entertainment. The information is organized by date, so scroll down to the date you are seeking. If you are part of a group or organization with news to share, we welcome your announcement. Keep it short; just the facts. We cannot reproduce an elaborate pdf with graphics and photos. The key information needed includes: Title of event, Where held, When (date and time), BRIEF description, Benefit for (if applicable), Cost (if any), Contact (phone and email), Website (for more information).
  
To be added to the e-mail list or to submit an announcement, please send your information directly to the e-newsletter editor Linda Ketron at:  linda@classatpawleys.com.
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Kids & Families at Waccamaw Library - all programs free.
  • Game on! We play a wide variety of family friendly board and card games at every branch, and always have a great time. Waccamaw Game Night, Tuesdays, 5:30-8:30 PM, free, ddennis@gtcounty.org.
  • Storytime! Every Wednesday, 10:30 AM. Ages birth to 5.
  • Art with the Myrtle Beach Art Museum. Ages 7 and up, 1st Wednesday each month, 3-4 PM.
  • Canine Angels. Reading has gone to the dogs! Check out this link to see the benefits to children of reading to attentive pooches: www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/186708. All ages, 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month, 3-4 PM.
  • LEGO Free Build. All ages, Fridays after school.
  • Minecraft Club. Come share the worlds you've created! All ages, Fridays after school.  
  • Manners Club is held the first Saturday each month, providing basic etiquette and manners training in a fun and exciting environment for children 4-10 years old. Contact Connie Graham (Ms. Manners) at PawleysIslandMannersClub@gmail.com
Adults at Waccamaw Library - most programs are free, although some require membership. Contact sbremner@gtcounty.org.
  • Tidelands Camera Club meets on the first Monday each month, 9-11 AM.
  • Technology Club meets on the second Monday each month at 9:30 AM to discuss advances.
  • Waccamaw Genealogy Club meets on the third Monday each month, 9-11:30 AM.
  • Knitting Group meets Mondays, 1-3 PM to knit and crochet with company and share patterns and techniques. Contact Carol Davison at caroldavisonk2tog@yahoo.com.
  • Mah Jongg Club meets Tuesdays, 1-3 PM, bring your set and current card.
July-August Artist at the Waccamaw Library: Barnie Slice 
After 31 years designing displays and windows at Sears, native South Carolinian Barnie Slice retired to Greenville, where he painted murals in restaurants, banks and private homes. In 1991, he started painting murals in the schools of North and South Carolina brushing more than 50 miles of walls in some 250 schools over the next 13 years. In 1998, he moved to Pawleys Island, SC, and retired from painting murals after a shoulder injury in 2005. For the past 10 years, he has taught art classes (oils, acrylics and watercolors) for Coastal Carolina University in the OLLI program while continuing to paint for several local galleries: Art Works at the Litchfield Exchange, Island Art Gallery in Pawleys Island, Prince George Gallery in Georgetown, and Swamp Fox Gallery in Murrells Inlet. Barnie had two of his paintings on display in the White House in Washington, DC when President Reagan was in office in Mr. Lee Attwater's office. In 1998, he was the first South Carolinian to win the South Carolina Saltwater Fish Stamp Competition for his rendition of the Cobia. For more information, email

July-August Photographer at the Waccamaw Library:  Ed Robidoux
This serious, amateur photographer, skilled in macro photography (the art of taking detailed, close-up pictures of very small objects like the tendrils of plants), comes from a mechanical-engineering background. He approaches the craft of photography not only with passion but also through discipline. With considerable experience in camerawork gleaned from studies and achievements dating from the 1970s, Robidoux relishes sharing with others the value of good technique. He has been an instructor for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) of Coastal Carolina University and for the entity Southern Exposures and Art, teaching mainly Photoshop Creative Cloud and Photoshop Elements. He enjoys enabling fellow photographers to become more skilled in digital photography, particularly in post-processing, photographic workflows. After moving to Murrells Inlet in 2003, he served as the Regional Coordinator of the Carolinas' Nature Photographers Association. In October 2015, he founded the Tidelands Photography Club and currently serves as its President. The club's dual mission is to capture the natural beauty and heritage of our area while promoting amongst its members, through ongoing education and through outings, an improved level of photographic ability. For more information about the photography displayed at the Waccamaw Library, email sbremner@gtcounty.org.

Okay, Folks, this is the big one! The Annual FOWL Summer Book Sale - Thursday, July 6 (6-8 PM - members-only night but you can join on the spot!), Friday, July 7 (9 AM-5 PM) and Saturday, July 9 (9 AM-noon). Stock up on reading material for the year. Some are even gift quality! Plus donated paintings by Nancy Bracken to be sold for the benefit of FOWL.

Saturday, July 1
11 AM-11 PM - Riverfest Independence Celebration will be held at the historic courthouse and Riverfront Park along the Waccamaw River in downtown Conway. This popular festival features many live entertainment acts, an artisan market, raft race, activities and games for all ages, food, fireworks and more! Bring a chair, no coolers. Free, 843.248.2273 or ConwaySCChamber.com.
 
1 PM - The Horry County Museum and the AVX Foundation present local author and historian Christopher Boyle on the Declaration of Independence at the museum (805 Main St, Conway). Attendees will learn about the importance of this historic document and the compromises that the colonies had to make in order to produce the final product. Christopher C. Boyle is a full-time social studies teacher at Socastee High School and a part-time teaching associate at Coastal Carolina University. Upon graduation from CCU  with his bachelor's degree in history, he completed his Master of Arts degree in American history at Winthrop University. Boyle is the author of Mansfield Plantation: A Legacy on the Black River. Free and open to the public,
843.915.5320 or HorryCountyMuseum.org.
 
Tuesday, July 4
LITCHFIELD BEAUTIFICATION FOUNDATION FLAG PROJECT celebrates our service members with a 60 American flag display along 3.8 miles of Ocean Highway (U.S. 17 from Sandy Island Road to Martin Luther King)!
 
10 AM - The 51st annual Pawleys Island Parade features visitors and locals in a parade down the island in floats that use local issues and current events to make fun, creative statements. All are welcome to watch or participate. Cost to enter a float in the parade is $15 in advance or $20 on the day of the parade. For information, call 843.
237.1698.

10 AM - The North Litchfield Children's Parade starts on Hanover Drive. There' s no fee to enter, no registration process and the only real rule is there are no internal combustion engines allowed. Walk, decorate a bicycle, scooter or golf cart for this event.
 
1-1:30 PM - The eighth annual Salute from the Shore military flyover.
This tribute to America's armed forces and their families will feature F-16s and vintage aircraft. Participants are asked to display red,
white and blue as they view the flyover. The flyover begins at the
N.C. border and should be visible from any spot on the beach.
 
4 PM - Murrells Inlet 4th of July Boat Parade. Don't miss this annual Inlet patriotic tradition! The 34th Annual July 4th Boat Parade kicks off at high tide from Garden City Point. The parade theme will be announced in late spring. The parade will head over to the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk and then follow the Murrells Inlet shoreline down to the Hot Fish Club. Best public viewing points are the Marshwalk, Belin Methodist Church, Nance's Restaurant, Captain Poo's Restaurant and the Hot Fish Club. Register to be in the boat parade at Booty's Outdoors, Garden City Realty or Captain Dick's June 15-July 3. You can register on July 4th with the committee boat which will be in the water at the Garden City Point that day. The Belin United Methodist Boy Scout Troop 396 will be selling the annual Boat Parade t-shirts at Booty's Outdoors and Garden City Realty in Murrells Inlet. Free, 843.652.4236.
 
6-8 PM - A Pawleys Island Fourth of July Musical Celebration featuring the Pawleys Island Concert Band will take place at Precious Blood of Christ Family Life Center on Waverly Road. Doors open at 5 PM. Free and open to the public. Refreshments available for purchase. 843.235.9931.

7-8:30 PM - 21st Annual Fourth of July Concert at the Kaminski House Museum lawn. It's not the 4th of July without a performance of the Indigo Choral Society with highlights including a Color Guard and songs from the American genre, Carolina-themed songs, and a salute to our Armed Forces. Bring your lawn chair, favorite snacks and drinks. Free, 843.546.7706.
 
9 PM - The City of Georgetown will present its annual Fireworks display from East Bay Park. The Harborwalk and other areas along the Sampit River make great viewing locations.

10 PM - MarshWalk restaurants in Murrells Inlet will light up the
sky with a 20-minute fireworks display conducted from Veterans Pier. Arrive early to snag a good spot. A community clean-up will take place the following day to help rid of parade and fireworks debris in the inlet
following the festivities.

Wednesday, July 5
1 PM - Gullah Geechee Program Series at Brookgreen Gardens. Ron Daise, Vice President for Creative Education, presents "Gullah Geechee Skrent (Strength)" in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium. The 50-minute interactive program informs about values and qualities that are inherent to Gullah Geechee heritage, as relayed through songs, poetry, excerpts from cultural writings, and personal insights. Also offered July 12, 19 & 26. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.
 
2:30-4 PM - Wild Wednesday Series: Alligator Birthday. It's Allie the alligator's birthday! Come to the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center to learn about these living dinosaurs and celebrate his birthday with cupcakes, juice and an alligator craft. Reservations required. $10/child, 843.546.4623 or HobcawBarony.org.

Thursday, July 6
11 AM-3 PM - Cooking Demonstration at L.W. Paul Living History Farm (Hwy 701 North and Harris Short Cut Road, Conway). Experience life on the "one horse farm" in Horry County from 1900-1955 when families would typically plant a small garden in spring that would yield a variety of vegetables by the summer. Some of these vegetables, especially cucumbers, would be set aside for pickling. See how these foods would have been preserved for later use. An hour-long guided tour of the Farm will be available to the public following the demonstration. Free and open to the public, 843.365.3596 or HorryCountyMuseum.org.

6-8 - 27th Annual Friends of Waccamaw Library Book Sale at the Waccamaw Library (41 St. Paul Place). Thousands of books for a fraction of their value (Hardcovers, $3 or two for $5; Paperbacks, 75 cents each). Friends Night, Thurs., 6-8 PM, join that evening for $25 (family) or $15 (individual). Fri., 9 AM-5 PM, free to enter. Sat., 9 AM-12 PM, free to enter, 843.545.3623 or TheFowl.org.

6-8 PM - Surf The Earth Sunset/Full Moon Kayak Tour. This naturalist guided two-hour tour takes place from dusk through the rising moon. Enjoy a leisurely paddle through the beautiful salt marsh system, and watch the sun set and give way to the moon's rise. If you have a camera, there are a lot of opportunities to capture our spectacular wild life (turtles, dolphins, and shore birds), beautiful sunsets, and spectacular moon rise over the ocean. Bring your favorite beverage and be prepared to kick back and enjoy the spectacular view. Also offered Aug. 7. $75, Surf-the-Earth.com or 843.235.3500.
 
Friday, July 7
9 AM-5 PM - 27th Annual FOWL Book Sale continues!

11 A-1 PM - The Moveable Feast/Book Signing: Karen Robards (The Ultimatum) at Pawleys Plantation. The first thriller in the Guardian series by New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards, perfect for fans of Karen Rose and Sandra Brown. Bianca St. Ives is smart, talented and beautiful. She's also a high-end thief, a master manipulator, a card shark, and a genius of disguise. A femme fatale Robin Hood running a multinational firm with her father, she makes a living swindling con men out of money they stole and giving it back to those who should rightfully have it. Her father has prepared her well to carry on the family business, and now the prodigy has surpassed the master. But her latest mission didn't go to plan - millions of dollars and top secret government documents went missing, and her father was supposedly killed. But not everyone believes in his death, including the US government. They'll stop at nothing to capture Richard St. Ives - a high-value target who has been on most-wanted lists all over the world - even if it means using Bianca as bait. $30, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
 
6-9 PM - Georgetown Business Association presents The Tams in concert at Francis Marion Park (801 Front St.). Fri., 6-9 PM, free, GeorgetownSeaport.com.
 
Saturday, July 8
9 AM-Noon - 27th Annual FOWL Book Sale continues! Last hour - unbelievable bargains!

Wednesday, July 12
9-11 AM - Shell Midden Island Kayak Trip. Join the Reserve and Surf the Earth for a naturalist-guided tour to the shell middens of North Inlet. The program includes instruction in basic kayaking, a natural history overview, and educational highlights of the North Inlet ecosystem. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water, snack, and camera/binoculars (if desired).  Registration required; weather permitting; limited to 6 participants. $50, 843.904.9016.
 
1 PM - Gullah Geechee Program Series at Brookgreen Gardens. See July 5 entry for details. Also offered July 19 & 26. free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.
 
4:30 PM - The Friends of the Waccamaw Library, in collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent nonfiction film series on PBS, presents "4.1 Miles" by Daphne Matziaraki. POV, a cinematic term for "point of view," is television's longest-running showcase for independent nonfiction films. Since 1988, POV has presented more than 300 of the best, boldest and most innovative documentaries to PBS audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues. In the Oscar-nominated short film "4.1 Miles," Daphne Matziaraki follows a day in the life of Kyriakos Papadopoulos, a captain in the Greek Coast Guard who is caught in the middle of the refugee crisis still embroiling Europe. Despite limited resources, the captain and his crew attempt to save thousands of migrants from drowning in the Aegean Sea. Nominated, 2017 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject. Free and open to the public, discussion led by Nancy Bracken follows the film, sbremner@gtcounty.org.

Thursday, July 13
1-4:30 PM - Share Your History on Brookgreen's 86th Birthday at the Lowcountry Auditorium. Bring your family heirlooms, photographs, portraits, archival material, and other items that relate to the history of plantations in Georgetown County, especially the Brookgreen Gardens property (Laurel Hill, Springfield, Brookgreen, and The Oaks Plantations). We want to photograph them as well as provide an opportunity for you to lend them for a future exhibition. Experts will be on hand to help identify your objects. If an item is large, bring good photographs of it from more than one side. Everything from kitchen implements to fine silver and family portraits to farm tools will be welcomed. And, enjoy cake as we celebrate Brookgreen Gardens' 86th Birthday! Call Robin Salmon at 843.235.6012 to reserve your space.
 
3 PM - Brookgreen Gardens 86th Anniversary lecture by Robin Salmon, Vice-President of Art and Historical Collections at Brookgreen Gardens, in the Lowcountry Auditorium. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.
 
Friday, July 14
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Patti Callahan Henry (The House at Water's Edge) at Kimbel's, Wachesaw. From the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Idea of Love and Driftwood Summer comes a story about women who spent their childhood summers in a small southern town that harbors secrets as lush as the marshes surrounding it...Where a tidal river meets the ocean sits the house that shaped Bonny Blankenship's most treasured memories - of the summers spent with her best friend, Lainey McKay. Known as the Summer Sisters, they read, swam and wished for happy-ever-afters amid the sand dunes and oak trees draped with Spanish moss. . . until the night that changed everything, the night that Lainey's mother disappeared.Now, in her early fifties, Bonny is desperate to clear her head after a tragic mistake threatens her career as an emergency room doctor, and her marriage crumbles around her. With her troubled teenage daughter, Piper, in tow, she goes back to the beloved river house, where she is soon joined by Lainey and her two young children. During lazy summer days and magical nights, they reunite with bookshop owner Mimi, who is tangled with the past and its mysteries. As the three women cling to a fragile peace, buried secrets and long-ago loves return like the tide. $30, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.

6:30 - The FOWL Friday Night Film at Waccamaw Library presents "The Accountant."  Free and open to the public, sbremner@gtcounty.org.

Tuesday, July 18
1 PM - Active Adult Series at the Horry County Museum (805 Main St., Conway) presents a lecture on Antebellum Horry. Learn about the early industries of Horry County and what made the area different from neighboring Georgetown County. Held the third Tuesday of each month, this series is perfect for new residents to the area, or lifetime locals who want to learn more about the place that they call home. Free and open to the public, 843.915.5320 or HorryCountyMuseum.org.

5-7 PM - Safe and Secure Online for Seniors with Joe Thibodeau at Waccamaw Library. The important cyber security program includes Awareness, Understanding the Cyberworld, Malware and Ransomware, Passwords, Scams, and Safe Email Habits. Born and raised in Myrtle Beach, Joe Thibodeau served nine years in the U.S. Navy, specializing in the Navy's Nuclear Power Program. Seven of his years in the military were spent serving aboard nuclear submarines. A five-year post-military career in commercial nuclear power followed his service. Nearly 25 years ago, Joe made a career change, founding One On One Computers, a mobile service that covered the Grand Strand and Conway area. Joe recognized that the rapid changes in computer technology were creating a demand for increased security - a demand that requires expertise beyond that of a typical small business or anyone with a PC or other connected device. In 2014, he founded Tech Sentries, a company specifically focused on helping you "Guard Your Technology."
On Sept. 12, Joe will present "Safe and Secure Online" for Parents and Guardians. Free and open to the public, sbremner@gtcounty.org.

Wednesday, July 19
8:30 AM-1 PM - North Inlet Paddle. Join the North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Surf the Earth for a naturalist-guided tour through the creeks of North Inlet. The program includes instruction in basic kayaking, a natural history overview, and educational highlights of the North Inlet ecosystem. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water, snack, and camera/binoculars (if desired).  Also offered Aug. 17 & Aug. 31. $50/person; weather permitting; limited to 6 participants; register at 843.904.9016.
 
1 PM - Gullah Geechee Program Series at Brookgreen Gardens. See July 5 entry for details. Also offered July 26. free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.

2:30-4 PM - Wild Wednesday Series: Ghosts from the Coast at Hobcaw Barony. From silly superstitions to scary stories, learn the Lowcountry legends of Alice and The Grey Man, plat-eyes and hags, but discover who created these stories and why they have lasted. Religion and discipline, along with cultural and geographic differences all have contributed. English, Irish and African traditions all brought beliefs to America and South Carolina is famous for its swamps, woods and unusual occurrences. This indoor storytelling program prepares kids of all ages for their own outdoor experiences. Reservations required, limited to 43. $10/person. 843.546.4623 or HobcawBarony.org.
 
4:30 PM - The Friends of the Waccamaw Library, in collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent nonfiction film series on PBS, presents "Last Men in Aleppo" by Feras Fayyad. After five years of war in Syria, the remaining citizens of Aleppo are getting ready for a siege. Through the eyes of volunteer rescue workers called the White Helmets, "Last Men in Aleppo" allows viewers to experience the daily life, death, and struggle in the streets, where they are fighting for sanity in a city where war has become the norm. Winner, 2017 Sundance World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for Documentary. Discussion led by Nancy Bracken follows the film, free and open to the public, sbremner@gtcounty.org.
 
Friday, July 21
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Philip G. Smucker (Riding with George: Sportsmanship & Chivalry in the Making of America's First President) at Carefree Catering. A fifth-great-grandnephew of George Washington, Smucker uses his background as a war correspondent, sports reporter, and amateur equestrian to weave an insightful tale based upon his own travels in the footsteps and hoofprints of Washington as a surveyor, sportsman, and field commander. As often as possible, he saddles up and charges off to see what Washington's woods, byways, and battlefields look like from atop a saddle. Riding with George is "boots-in-stirrups" storytelling that unspools Washington's rise to fame in a never-before-told yarn. It shows how a young Virginian's athleticism and Old World chivalry propelled him to become a model of right action and good manners for a fledgling nation. $30, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.

6:30 - The FOWL Friday Night Film at Waccamaw Library presents "Snowden."  Free and open to the public, sbremner@gtcounty.org.
 
6-9 PM - Georgetown Business Association presents Shaggin' on the Sampit with DJ Mike Worley (94.9 SURF FM) at Francis Marion Park (801 Front St.). Also offered Aug. 18. Free, GeorgetownSeaport.com. 
 
Tuesday, July 25
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Ace Atkins (The Fallen) at Pawleys Plantation. New York Times bestselling author of nineteen novels, including The Innocents and Robert B. Parker's Slow Burn, and one of the best crime writers working today, Ace has been nominated for every major award in crime fiction, including the Edgar three times, twice for novels about former U.S. Army Ranger Quinn Colson. The Fallen is a classic southern tale of backroom deals, tainted honor, dysfunctional family, high-stakes greed - and everyday heroism. Mississippi sheriff Quinn Colson had to admit he admired the bank robbers. A new bank was hit almost every week, and the robbers rushed in and out with such skill and precision it reminded him of raids he'd led back in Afghanistan and Iraq when he was an Army Ranger. In fact, it reminded him so much of the techniques in the Ranger Handbook that he couldn't help wondering if the outlaws were former Rangers themselves. And that was definitely going to be a problem. If he stood any chance of catching them, he was going to need the help of old allies, new enemies, and a lot of luck. The enemies he had plenty of. It was the allies and the luck that were going to be in woefully short supply. $30, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.

Wednesday, July 26
8 AM-4 PM - Georgetown County will co-sponsor an American Red Cross community blood drive at the Beck Recreation Center, located at 2030 Church Street in Georgetown. Members of the public are encouraged to participate and schedule an appointment using the sponsor lookup code GeoCounty. This event is co-sponsored by Georgetown County School District, the City of Georgetown, Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments and the Georgetown County Water & Sewer District.
 
1 PM - Gullah Geechee Program Series at Brookgreen Gardens. See July 19 entry for details. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.

4:30 - The Friends of the Waccamaw Library, in collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent nonfiction film series on PBS, presents "Joe's Violin" by Kahane Cooperman and Raphaela Neihausen
In the Oscar-nominated short, a donated musical instrument forges an improbable friendship. 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Joe Feingold and 12-year-old Bronx school girl Brianna Perez show how the power of music can bring light in the darkest of times, and how a small act can have a significant impact. Nominated, 2017 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject. Discussion led by Nancy Bracken follows the film, free and open to the public, sbremner@gtcounty.org.
 
1:30-4 PM - Cool It! How Air-Conditioning Revolutionized the South. Rice planters evacuated, northern duck hunters visited in the winter. How did the South change when air-conditioning was invented? Enjoy a 20th century history lesson as we explore the changes to South Carolina agriculture, industry, population and culture while enjoy a glass of sweet tea in the cool interior of Hobcaw House. Reservations required, limited to 28. $25/person, 843.546.4623 or HobcawBarony.org.
 
Friday, July 28
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Bren McClain (One Good Mama Bone) at Caffe Piccolo. McClain's writing is distinguished by a sophisticated and detailed portrayal of the day-to-day realities of rural poverty and an authentic sense of time and place that marks the best southern fiction. Her characters transcend their archetypes and her animal-as-teacher theme recalls the likes of Water for Elephants and The Art of Racing in the Rain. One Good Mama Bone explores the strengths and limitations of parental love, the healing power of the human-animal bond, and the ethical dilemmas of raising animals for food. $30, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.

6:30 - The FOWL Friday Night Film at Waccamaw Library presents "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story."  Free and open to the public, sbremner@gtcounty.org.
  
Looking Way Ahead!
Travel to China: In March 2018, Barbara McGhee, tour guide and owner of Cameo Travel Enrichment, will lead a customized Chinese cultural tour, the first time it is offered. For less than $3,000 (round trip airfare from JFK, 5 star hotels and many meals included), you will visit the Great Wall of China, Xian and the Terra Cotta Warriors, Tang Dynasty Dance and Music, Beijing and the China National Center for the Performing Arts, the Summer Palace, Forbidden City, Museums and more. If you are interested in receiving more information, call 843.650.4501 or send an email to Barbara@cameotravelcenter.com.


ONGOING!
TheArtsGrandStrand.com - Check out this updated nonprofit website, created and maintained by Murrells Inlet resident John Morken, to keep you informed about all of the cultural events on the Grand Strand. Dedicated to making it easy to know about all the Fine Arts events, it strips away pop culture and tourist attractions found in other guides. The What's Happening page has artists, performers and sponsors personally telling you what they are presenting NOW, along with ads for events. The calendar displays as a month, week, day or agenda. Each event is categorized (e.g., music, art), and you can choose to view any or all of the categories by clicking on them in the dropboxes at the top of the calendar.
 
For your kids or visiting grands: During June, July and August, the SC Maritime Museum  offers one week, half-day Youth Sailing Camps for beginning and intermediate sailors ages 8-14. Morning camps will be held Monday through Friday from 9 am to 12 noon. Afternoon camps will be held Monday through Friday from 2 pm until 5 pm. The fee is $200 per camper and includes a US Sailing's "Learn Sailing Right Beginning Sailing" course book, a skills log book, and a T-shirt. Museum members will receive a 10% discount for children or grandchildren. Instruction will take place at the SC Maritime Museum (729 Front St., Georgetown), in the park beside the museum, and on the water. Sailboats will put in at the City docks beside the museum. Class size will be limited to 10 campers per session. The instructors will be Fred Hoelscher, a certified US Sailing Small Boat Level 1 instructor, and Dave Lowe, a former teacher and experienced sailor. Adult and junior volunteers will be on hand to assist. Campers will learn to sail the Optimist Pram (OPTI), a small, extremely stable sailboat designed for teaching young people to sail. The SC Maritime Museum has a fleet of 10 wooden Optimist Prams funded by community sponsors and built by volunteers. For more information to download a registration form, visit scmaritimemuseum.org. To receive a registration form by mail contact Amy Rowe at the South Carolina Maritime Museum at 843.520.0111 or email sail@sc-mm.org.
 
Through Aug. 11 - Cool Summer Evenings at Brookgreen Gardens. After a day at the beach, visit the gardens in the cool of the evening until 9 PM and enjoy concerts, kids programs, and dinner in the Pavilion Restaurant (open til 7 PM). Entertainment and programs are included in garden admission. Creek Cruises at 5, 6 and 7 PM are $8 (adults) and $4 (children) in addition to admission. The Lowcountry Trail, The Zoo and the Enchanted Storybook Forest close at 8 PM. Wed.-Fri., 843-235-6000 or Brookgreen.org. 
 
Through August - "Then and Now: The Transformation of the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base" The Horry County Museum's exhibit, dedicated to the rich history and special memories of the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. The Base served The United States and the Horry County Community for more than 50 years. This exhibit explores the development of the MBAFB, its unexpected closing, and redevelopment into one of the Grand Strand's top destinations, the Market Common. Also showcased is the impressive history of the 354th Fighter Wing. This exhibit is sponsored by The Order of the Daedalians Flight 77 and Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union. Free and open to the public. For further information, 843.915.5320 or HorryCountyMuseum.org.

Through Sept. 10 - The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum presents an exhibition of 43 works by Charleston-based artist Douglas Balentine, including studies, sketches, paintings in progress and finished paintings, titled "Beyond the Horizon." Gallery hours for the exhibit are from 10 AM-4 PM Tuesday through Saturday and 1-4 PM on Sunday. Admission to the Museum is free but donations are welcome.
843.238.2510 or MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org.

Through Sept. 17 - Feast Your Eyes: Celebrating the Food of the South at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, will explore southern culinary heritage as nourishment and beyond: a form of cultural, political and artistic expression; an enduring source of comfort; sometimes an object of obsession; perhaps a symbol of class, race or gender...and always a cause for celebration.  Gallery hours for the exhibit are from 10 AM-4 PM Tuesday through Saturday and 1-4 PM on Sunday. Admission to the Museum is free but donations are welcome.
843.238.2510 or MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org.

Through Oct. 31 - Whispering Wings Butterfly Experience through October. This seasonal exhibit features a lush garden filled with tropical plants where hundreds of butterflies soar through the air. Monarch, Zebra Longwing, Polydamas Swallowtails, Pipevine Swallowtails, Spicebush Swallowtails, Julias, Buckeyes, Queens, Painted Lady, and American Lady are just a few of the species that call Whispering Wings home. Dozens of other species will be added throughout the summer and fall. Whispering Wings contains a pupae emergence room where visitors may observe the transformation from chrysalis to adult butterflies. Interpretive signs throughout the exhibit and benches provide a restful place to watch their delicate beauty in flight. Daily, 10:30 AM-4:30 PM, adults $3, children $2 for a 30-minute timed visit, in addition to garden admission, 843-235-6000 or Brookgreen.org.

Through December - Historic Horry County Photographs at the Horry County Museum (805 Main St., Conway). The saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words" is never more true than with a photograph. This exhibit explores historic photographs in the Museum's collection, spanning over 100 years and visually telling a story of how people in Horry County worked and lived. These captured moments in time serve as windows to the past, helping us to learn and understand Horry County's cultural past. For further information, please call the Horry County Museum at 843-915-5320 or e-mail at HCGMuseum@horrycounty.org
 


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