Monday, October 15, 2018

Your bi-monthly FOWL 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 e-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:
Kids & Families at Waccamaw Library - all programs free.
Kids' weekly activities - all are free, some require registration. For more information,
  • Junior FIRST Lego League. Mondays, 3-4 PM, through Nov. 12. Non-competitive level of FIRST for ages 6-9. 
  • Minis Art Class. Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30 PM. Art for ages 1-5 years old and their grown-ups.
  • Art Classes. First Wednesdays, 3-4:30 PM with artists from the Myrtle Beach Art Museum. Ages 6-12 years old. Pre-registration required.
  • Story Time! Wednesdays at 10:30 AM (Playtime starts at 10 AM). Ages birth to 5 years
  • Canine Angels. Second & Fourth Wednesdays, 3-4 PM. Come and read to one of these great dogs (and people)!
  • Creative Crafts. Thursdays, 3-4 PM. 4th grade and up.
  • LEGO Free Build. All day Fridays. All ages.
  • Manners Club. First Saturday each month, 10 AM-Noon. Register with Ms. Amy or Ms. Holly.
Game on! We play a wide variety of family friendly board and card games and always have a great time. Free, 
  • Mondays - Open Gaming & Cooperative game day, ages 10+, 3-6:30 PM.
  • Tuesdays - Open Gaming & Tabletop, ages 10+, 3-6:30 PM.
  • Wednesdays - Open Gaming & Magic the Gathering Day, ages 10+, 3-6:30 PM.
  • Thursdays - Open Gaming & Art Day, 10+, 3-6:30 PM.
  • Fridays - Minecraft Friday, all ages (under 10 accompanied by adult), 2:30-5 PM.
  • Saturdays - Open Gaming, 10+, 11 AM-5 PM. First Saturday each month - Magic the Gathering Draft and competition; Last Saturday each month - Library Game Days, 11 AM-1 PM focus on games for children and families; 1-9 PM focus on games for teens and adults.
Adults at Waccamaw Library - most programs are free, although some require membership. Contact
  • Tidelands Camera Club meets on the first Monday each month, 9-11 AM.
  • 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
  • Mah Jongg Club meets Tuesdays, 1-3 PM, bring your set and current card.
  • Toastmasters meets noon-1 PM on the second and fourth Thursday each month (Oct. 25, Nov. 8). Improve communication skills, increase self-confidence, think on your feet, give a great "elevator" speech, share stories. Free and open to the public, 
September/October Artist at the Waccamaw Library: Chapter 124 of the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) is holding its "Fourth Annual People's Choice Awards." During September and October 2018, the public is invited to visit the Library and view an array of fine art pieces by the twelve members of the local CPSA chapter, then choose their favorite, and submit their ballot. For this year, the theme of all entries is "THE GRAND STRAND." This event is free and open to all. For more information,

September/October Photographer at the Waccamaw Library:  Phil Filiatrault exhibits his striking photographs of a variety of natural scenes.
Phil developed an interest in photography as a teenager and has always enjoyed nature photography. Upon retirement, he took courses in photography at CCU, as well as classes offered by local camera clubs. He has been active in area photography groups, serving as a co-coordinator for the Carolinas Nature Photographers Association, the Myrtle Beach Club, the Seacoast Artist Guild, and is a member of the Tidelands Photography Club. He also volunteers as a photographer at Hobcaw Barony. Phil's images have been shown in local galleries and have won awards at the local and state level, particularly at the SC Sportsman's Classic and the SC State Fair. For more information, 

PLUS, Winyah Rivers Foundation 2018 Photography Contest winners exhibit on display through October in the DeBordieu Auditorium. 
Cherie Barrett earned "Best of Show" honors for "Lonely Tree," while Paulette Thomas' "What a Beauty" took first place in the "Wildlife" category, Jim Holliday's "Man with Rocker" won first place in the "Georgetown Heritage Iconic" category, and Georgiane Geise's "Shrimp Boats" gained first place in the "Scenic" category. For more information,

Monday, Oct. 15
10 AM - "Cities of the Silent" at the Waccamaw Library. Popular instructor Robin McCall explores spooky, shocking, always fascinating histories buried in southern cemeteries...perfect for the Halloween season! Discussion topics include lore arising from local cemeteries, the symbolism of tombstones, curious tales surrounding historic figures interred in the region, Confederate soldiers' graveyards, and cemeteries for enslaved Africans. Additional lectures Oct. 22 and 29. Free and open to the public,
1:30-3:30 PM - Friendfield Village Tour. Daily Introductory Tours pass through this African American village, once home to 100 slaves and lived in by black employees until 1952. Consider joining this in-depth tour for a more comprehensive exploration of Friendfield, traveling by bus, but being guided on foot through the cabins and the 19th century church. Hobcaw Barony has a unique chance to interpret history at the site, as gleaned from documents, photographs, oral histories and visits from former residents.  (Exertion level: Moderate impact, bus ride, some walking, standing for long periods) Limited to 14; reservations required. Also offered Nov. 12. $20,

Tuesday, Oct. 16
10 AM - Teressa Harrington, L.P.C. on "Retirement: Now What?"
Sponsored by the Friends of the Waccamaw Library as part of the Aging Well Series in October, November, and December. Teressa Harrington, Owner at TTH Counseling, Coaching, and Consulting Services, will lead a discussion on creating wellness, purpose and happiness as folks transition into  retired life. With more than thirty years of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Teressa will provide clear and effective steps for improving one's well-being as a retiree. Free and open to the public, 843.545.3623 or

10 AM - "Tuesdays With... Cokie Roberts." Join the Friends of the Georgetown Library (405 Cleland St.) to hear from NPR Senior News Analyst and ABC Political Commentator Cokie Roberts, "Putting the HER in HIStory." Free and open to the public, 843.545.3366.

Wednesday, Oct. 17 
10-11:15 AM - Tim Conroy presents "Pat Conroy's Love of Poetry,"
(rescheduled from Sept. 27) hosted by the Friends of Waccamaw Library in the DeBordieu Auditorium. Tim will explore his brother's lifelong connection with poetry as a devoted reader, as a self-described "failed poet," and as an iconic bestselling novelist who wove the rhythms of poetry into his lyrical prose. Tim Conroy is a retired educator and founding board members of the Pat Conroy Literary Center, established in his brother's honor. Free ticket available at the library Friends Center (those previously distributed are good for entry), or

Thursday, Oct. 18
10 AM - Morning Matinee: "Arsenic and Old Lace." Sponsored by the Friends of Waccamaw Library in DeBordieu Auditorium. Beginning in October, the Waccamaw Library will host a "Morning Matinee" film series on the third Thursday of each month at 10 AM in DeBordieu Auditorium. Watch James Stewart, Cary Grant, and Ingrid Bergman come to life again in classic films from Hollywood's Golden Age. First up is "Arsenic and Old Lace" (1944), a slapstick dark comedy starring the inimitable Cary Grant opposite his new bride Priscilla Lane that's perfect for Halloween! Free and open to the public, 843.545.3623 or

1 PM - Brookgreen 101, a program sponsored by the Campbell Center for American Sculpture, presents "Genevieve Willcox Chandler: Artist, Historian, Folklorist, and Linguist." This hour-long public information program, covering a wide range of topics, is offered on the third Thursday of the month in the Welcome Center Conference Room. Bring your lunch, listen, and learn with us! Free for members and included with garden admission, 843.235.6000.

5:30 PM - Donusia Lipinski, J.D. on "U.S. Immigration Law: How to Fix What's Broken." Sponsored by the Friends of Waccamaw Library in DeBordieu Auditorium. A Myrtle Beach-based immigration attorney with more than three decades of experience, Donusia Lipinski will foster dialogue about questions central to the current debate on immigration. What's working, and not working, with U.S. immigration laws? How can we balance compassion for others with respect for the law and national boundaries? What are the best short-term and long-term solutions for immigration reform? As Americans, who have we been, and who do we want to be? Free and open to the public, 843.545.3623 or

6-10 PM - Celebrate Murrells Inlet 2020's 20th Anniversary with "A Lowcountry Evening at Freewoods Farm." Open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres, live music from Reggie Sullivan Band, cigar lounge, a silent auction and more! All proceeds benefit Murrells Inlet 2020. $75 pp or $130 couple, 843-357-2007 or
7 PM - PIFMA: The Drifters at the Reserve Golf Club. "Up on the Roof." "Under the Boardwalk." "This Magic Moment." "There Goes My Baby." "Dance with Me." "Spanish Harlem." "Stand by Me." All favorites by the Drifters - one of Rock & Roll's founding vocal groups. Through a historical journey, which included five legendary lead singers, including Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Clyde McPhatter and Ben E. King, the group's ongoing story has covered the entire spectrum of Rock & Roll. They were the first musical group to include string instruments into Rhythm & Blues music with their hauntingly beautiful song, "There Goes My Baby." They were the first musical group to sell 2 million records with their pop classic, "Up On The Roof." Along with fellow inductees the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Bob Dylan and the Supremes, the Drifters were in the first class of Rock & Roll legends to be initiated into the Hall of Fame and the first African American group to be inducted. Their classic tune "Under The Boardwalk" is the most played R & B record of all time. 20 other million sellers followed. Gates open at 6 PM, $25-general admission, $35-reserved, $45-preferred, 843.626.8911 or

Friday & Saturday, Oct. 19-20
8 AM-5 PM - The Low Country Herb Society invites you to the Fall Garden Festival at Inlet Culinary Garden (5071 Hwy 17 Bypass South, Murrells Inlet). Members of the Low Country Herb Society and the Inlet Culinary Garden staff will be on hand to answer questions about fall planting and herb gardening. A selection of food samplings showcasing the available herbs and vegetables will be offered with recipes and information on using and preserving herbs for culinary uses. Inlet Culinary will feature a bounty of herb and vegetable plants for the Fall and Winter growing season. Shoppers can select from a wide variety of lettuces, vegetables, herbs and fall flowering plants. A large selection of heirloom pumpkins, squash and gourds will also be available. Proceeds from the event benefits the Low Country Herb Society's Scholarship/Grant fund. For more information contact LCHS at

Friday, Oct. 19
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Susan Crandall (The Myth of Perpetual Summer) at The Hot Fish ClubFrom the national bestselling author of Whistling Past the Graveyard comes a moving coming-of-age tale set in the tumultuous sixties that harkens to both Ordinary Grace and The Secret Life of Bees. Although this Moveable Feast is full, you can meet the author at Litchfield Books afterward, 843.235.9600 or
2 PM - Book signing at Litchfield Books: Susan Crandall (The Myth of Perpetual Summer),  843.237.8138.
7 PM - PIFMA: O Solo Trio - Bravissimo Broadway at the Reserve Golf Club. O Sole Trio is a musical force, selling out major venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (who also commissioned their first show), and more than 200 other venues all over the United States, Canada, and the UK. O Sole Trio features the lush and mesmerizing voices of soprano Erin Shields, and baritone Giuseppe Spoletini, as well as the versatile and virtuosic David Shenton on piano and violin, the world's first (and possibly only) musician to play violin and piano simultaneously. From deliciously witty to incredibly moving, O Sole Trio's shows have it all; they breathe new life into familiar toe-tapping favorites with their unique and innovative arrangements. The trio has garnered rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. Gates open at 6 PM), $25-reserved, $45-preferred, 843.626.8911 or
Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 20-21
11 AM - 28th Annual Wooden Boat Show. This year's show will feature one of the nation's premier wooden boat exhibits featuring 140 classic wooden boats, a wooden boat building competition, children's model boat building, boat raffles, maritime arts & crafts, food and music. These events will take place on the waterfront and along Front Street in Historic Downtown Georgetown. Money raised through sales and donations will go toward the development of the Harbor Historical Association's maritime museum in Georgetown. In addition to the boat and commercial exhibits, family activities will include a Cardboard Boat Regatta and an Opti Pram regatta featuring the SC Youth Sailing program's fleet of wooden Optis, knot tying with Dan the Knot Man and kid's model boat building. Other activities will be announced closer to the event. Sat., 11 AM-6 PM and Sun., 11 AM-4 PM, free, 843.520.0111 or

Saturday, Oct. 20
2018 Beach Sweep/River Sweep is rescheduled due to Hurricane Florence. The 30th annual clean-up at Myrtle Beach State Park, Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach, Huntington Beach State Park, Pawleys Island Beach/Creek/Marsh/Boat Landings, North Litchfield and Litchfield Beaches, Waccamaw River Boat Landings. To locate the group you'd like to join for this important environmental clean-up, 

9 AM-Noon - Household hazardous waste & document shredding event at Ace Hardware in Pawleys Island. The event is for residents not businesses.The following hazardous waste items will be accepted: paint, oil, alkaline and rechargeable batteries, incandescent bulbs, household cleaners, non-commercial pesticides, fertilizers and anything labeled "warning," "poisonous" or "toxic." To volunteer, 843.545.3524. 
2-4 PM - Commander's Tour at the Kaminski House Museum. In honor of Wooden Boat Show Weekend, you can experience the "Commander's Den" filled with antique model ships, naval art, and memorabilia from the life and times of Lt. Commander Harold Kaminski. Sat., 2-4 PM, $5, 843.546.7706.
7 PM - PIFMA: Three Sheets to the Wind at the Reserve Club. America's #1 tribute to Yacht Rock plays AM Gold classics from the '70s and '80s-undoubtedly the smoothest music ever created by mankind. It was an era of high gas prices and oil embargoes that led America back to the simple joys of sailing, pina coladas, moustaches, and love...sweet love. The heartbeat of the band is drummer Danny Marnier. Bass duties fall to Sonny Pockett, saxophone sweetness is provided by Mr. JC Cool, while keyboardist Walter Ego, guitarist Captain Max Power, and multi-instrumentalist Topper Dandy rock you gently with their sincere vocal delivery and harmonies. The combined talents of this outrageous octet are smoother than Billy Dee Williams-and rest assured the women will swoon... every time. It's time to weigh anchor and sail away with Three Sheets to the Wind! This is a tabled event. Gates open at 6 PM, $30-general, $50-reserved, 843.626.8911 or
Monday, Oct. 22
10 AM - Cities of the Silent at the Waccamaw Library. See Oct. 15 entry for details. Additional lecture Oct. 29. Free and open to the public,

Tuesday, Oct. 23
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Diane Chamberlain (The Dream Daughter) at Pawleys Plantation (rescheduled from Sept. 28). The New York Times, USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling author of 25 suspenseful stories that touch both heart and mind, Chamberlain's newest is influenced by her former career as a social worker and psychotherapist. When Caroline Sears receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970 and there seems to be little that can be done. But her brother-in-law, a physicist, tells her that something can be done to save her baby. Something that will require a kind of strength and courage that Caroline never knew she had. Something that will mean a mind-bending leap of faith on her part. And all for the love of her unborn child. A rich, genre-spanning, breathtaking novel about one mother's quest to save her child, unite her family, and believe in the unbelievable. Diane Chamberlain pushes the boundaries of faith and science to deliver a novel you will never forget.  $30, 843.235.9600 or

2 PM - Book signing at Litchfield Books: Diane Chamberlain (The Dream Daughter),  843.237.8138.

Wednesday, Oct. 24
Deadline to submit your intention to donate a wreath to PILBA (Pawleys Island/Litchfield Business Association) First Annual Festival of Wreaths to benefit local flood victims. For more information, see "Looking Ahead" (below),  email or call or text Troi Kaz at 843.455.4523. If you would like your wreath to be sponsored, we can help partner you with a business.

Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 24-26
Robin McCall and Storehouse Tours offers a three-day gallery hop along The Grand Strand Art Trail. Join us as we explore 17 fine art galleries along the Art Trail that stretches the entire 60-mile length of the Grand Strand from Calabash to Conway to Georgetown! Some will feature artists' demonstrating, lunch stops each day at art-restaurants. Transportation provided, $35 pp/per day or  $90 pp for all 3 days! 843.235.2966 or

Thursday, Oct. 25
10 AM - Friends of Georgetown Library (FOGL) hosts Clemson University's Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology in its 50th Anniversary Celebration Seminar Series in the auditorium at the library (405 Cleland St., Georgetown). (Rescheduled from Sept. 27) Jack Whetstone, Associate Professor Emeritus, will be speaking on "Coastal Extension Programs in Aquatic Invasive Species and Aquaculture." Free and open to the public, 843.545.3300 or

Friday, Oct. 26
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Nicole Seitz & Jonathan Haupt (Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy) at DeBordieu Colony Clubhouse. New York Times best-selling writer Pat Conroy (1945-2016) inspired a worldwide legion of devoted fans numbering in the millions, but none are more loyal to him and more committed to sustaining his literary legacy than the many writers he nurtured over the course of his fifty-year writing life. In sharing their stories of Conroy, his fellow writers honor his memory and advance our shared understanding of his lasting impact on 20th- and 21st-century literary life in and well beyond the American South. Conroy's was a messy fellowship of people from all walks of life. His relationships were complicated, and people and places he thought he'd left behind often circled back to him at crucial moments. Each of the 20+ contributors in this collection shares a slightly different view of Conroy. Through their voices, a vibrant, multifaceted portrait of him comes to life and sheds new light on the writer and the man. Loosely following Conroy's own chronology, the essays in Our Prince of Scribes wind through his river of a story, stopping at important ports of call. Cities he called home and longed to visit, along with each book he birthed, become characters that are as equally important as the people he touched and loved along the way. $60 (includes book), 843.235.9600 or
1-3 PM - Bike to the Boardwalk. Bike five miles (roundtrip) on gravel roads through Hobcaw Barony's pristine forests to the Reserve's beautiful salt marsh boardwalk on North Inlet estuary. Upland forest habitats, wildlife, research and salt marsh ecology will be discussed during the trip. Bring your own bike(all terrain tires recommended), helmet, water, snack, camera/binoculars (if desired). Limited to 15; reservations required, weather permitting. Also offered Nov. 9. Free, 843.904.9017.
2 PM - Book signing at Litchfield BooksNicole Seitz & Jonathan Haupt (Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy), 843.237.8138.
Friday & Saturday, Oct. 26-27
9 AM-5 PM - 30th Annual Arts and Craft Festival sponsored by the Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Women's Club (1633 Waverly Road, Pawleys Island). More than 60 vendors of fabulous food to go (homemade soups, quiches, chicken casseroles, Shepherd's Pie, meatballs). Phenomenal bake sale. Used book sale, craft fair, plus a silent auction of unique handcrafted items. Held inside the Parish Life Center (PLC) rain or shine! Free to attend, 843.237.3428.
7 PM  - "Lebanese Legacy Symposium" will be held at the Waccamaw Library (41 St. Paul Place). A century ago, Georgetown became the home of Lebanese immigrants and, for subsequent generations, the Lebanese culture has been an integral part of the region. The cultural celebration will commence with the premiere of a documentary featuring interviews with South Carolina's Lebanese families linked to Georgetown County.
Free SC Humanities Grant funded activities. For details, call 843.545.3303.

Saturday, Oct. 27 
7:30 AM - 8th Annual Historic Georgetown Bridge2Bridge Run, one of coastal South Carolina's premier half-marathons. The 13.1-mile race winds through historic Georgetown, showcasing the area's lowcountry beauty and historic charm. There will also be a 12k, 5k and Kids Fun Run, visit 

9 AM-4 PM  - "Lebanese Legacy Symposium" will continue at the Waccamaw Library (41 St. Paul Place). Seven scholars will present lectures on topics ranging from history to religion, music to cuisine. Also included will be an exhibit on Lebanese contributions to American life. Free SC Humanities Grant-funded collaboration of the Georgetown County Library and the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies at NC State University, headed by Dr. Akram Khater. For details, call Trudy Bazemore, Georgetown County Library Associate Director, 843.545.3303.
10 AM-5 PM - Paint-in with Danny McLaughlin at the Litchfield Exchange (14363 Ocean Hwy).  Join this day-long opportunity to paint with one of the region's finest. Bring finished/unfinished works in any medium, any subject matter, any skill level for review, suggestions and instruction in color theory and composition by one of the area's local art treasures. Tables and chairs provided; bring art supplies and easel if needed. Offered bi-monthly, space is limited. $45, 843.235.9600 or  
1-4 PM - Kaminski House Museum presents Family Fun & Literacy Day. Spend a fun-filled afternoon on the lawn with storytelling, children's games, crafts, pumpkin face creations, a healthy foods tent and a spirited pumpkin patch. This is a free event provided by the community. Parents must accompany children to be admitted to this event. Sat., 1-4 PM, free and open to the public, 843.546.7706.

Sunday, Oct. 28 
4 PM - The Gospel Experience:  A Celebration of Traditional Gospel Music at Winyah Auditorium, Georgetown, featuring the gospel choirs of Claflin University and the College of Charleston. $10,
Monday, Oct. 29
10 AM - Cities of the Silent at the Waccamaw Library. See Oct. 15 entry for details. Free and open to the public,
Tuesday, Oct. 30
10 AM - Barriedel Llorens, on "Let's Talk About Living!" Sponsored by the Friends of the Waccamaw Library as part of the Aging Well Series in October, November, and December. Barriedel Llorens, Foundation Director at Tidelands Community Hospice, and a panel of experts will describe the varieties and benefits of advance healthcare planningHow should you start "the" healthcare decision conversation? When should you share your decisions with others? How should you document your choices? We will discuss these questions and more, and debunk any myths about advance healthcare while providing resources to help you make informed choices for yourself or loved ones. By preparing for the unexpected, before a crisis, you are giving a gift to the people who care about that enables you to live your best life! Free and open to the public, 843.545.3623 or

2 PM - Book signing at Litchfield Books: Jim Jordan (The Slave-Trader's Letter-Book) (rescheduled from Sept. 14). This intriguing and educational book is in two parts. The first, a thorough and well-researched biography of one of antebellum Georgia's most famous scoundrels; the second, a professionally edited and annotated printing of Charles Augustus Lafayette Lamar's long-lost and recently rediscovered letter-book. 843.237.8138.

1-2 - Feeding Frenzy at Hobcaw BaronyFeeding time at Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center is the most exciting time of the day - for our animals, at least! Help National Estuarine Research Reserve staff feed our hungry exhibit critters, including our North Inlet fishes, crabs, turtles, snakes, and even our alligator! During the feeding, learn about the animals' biology and their natural habitats. Limited to 15; reservations required. Also offered Nov. 15 and Dec. 7. Free, 843.904.9017.

Wednesday, Oct. 31
1:30-4 PM - Hobcaw Halloween Hayride to Bellefield. This open air Halloween tour of the Barony winds its way by truck and trailer down tree-lined dirt roads, under moss-laden limbs, through a 19th century village and onto the grounds of Bellefield Plantation where staff share the history and folklore of the lowcountry. Hags and haints, boodaddies and plat-eyes from the African continent, together with leprechauns from Ireland and the boogeymen from England combine in the swamps, rice fields and woods to create an eerie or beautiful scene. Enjoy the ride while learning of the culture of superstition and religion. (Exertion level: Moderate impact, some walking, cart ride on bumpy, dirt roads) Limited to 14; reservations required. $25,
5-11 PM - Halloween on the Marshwalk in Murrells Inlet. Festivities begin at 5 PM with Trick-or-Treating along the MarshWalk for the kids and the Annual Children's Costume Contest at 6 PM in front of Drunken Jack's. Prizes awarded for the Scariest, Funniest, Most Creative and Best Group costumes. Later, join in for grown-up fun with the Adult Costume Contest! Over $3,500 in cash and prizes awarded for the top costumes for Best Duo/Group, Best Individual, Big & Bulky, Murrells Inlet Themed, and People's Choice. Winners announced at 10:30 PM inside Bovines. Pick up your entry card at any restaurant between 7-8:30 PM, then collect stamps from each judging location to enter the contest. Free, details at or call 843.497.3450.

Thursday, Nov. 1
10 AM - First Thursday Speaker Series
at Waccamaw Library presents Paige Sawyer, "Over There: Marking the Centennial of World War I." This year on November 11, the world will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the day the Armistice was signed, ending a conflagration that had lasted four long years and was known as "the war to end all wars." Our historian presenter, always a favorite of local audiences, will transport us to the closing days of "the great war" during what is sure to be a compelling and thought-provoking visuals-based discovery. Free and open to the public, or

Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 1-4
8 PM - Swamp Fox Players present "The Kitchen Witches" at the Strand Theater (Front Street, Georgetown). Also offered Nov. 8-11. Thurs.-Sat., 8 PM, Sun., 2:30 PM, $18, 843.527.2924.
Friday, Nov. 2
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Aïda Rogers & Susan Boyer (State of the Heart, Vol. 3) at Carefree Catering. For many, South Carolina is a sunny vacation destination. For those who have been lucky enough to call it home, it is a source of rich memories and cultural heritage. In this final volume of State of the Heart, thirty-eight nationally and regionally known writers share their personal stories about places in South Carolina that hold special meaning for them. While this is a book about place, it is ultimately about people's connections to one another, to a complex, common past, and to ongoing efforts to build a future of promise and possibility in the Palmetto state. Editor Aïda Rogers groups the essays thematically, with poetry, vintage photographs, and even recipes introducing each section. She unites pieces by New York Times best-selling novelists Patti Callahan Henry, CJ Lyons, and John Jakes; USA Today best-selling mystery writer Susan Boyer; historians Walter Edgar, Orville Vernon Burton, and Bernard Powers; artist and author Mary Whyte; and cookbook authors Sallie Ann Robinson and the Lee Brothers - just to name a few. Nikky Finney, a South Carolina native and winner of the 2011 National Book Award for poetry, provides the foreword. $30, 843.235.9600 or
1-5 PM - Arcadia Plantation Lecture & Tour. In 1906, Captain Isaac Emerson became Bernard Baruch's next door neighbor by purchasing the plantations north of Hobcaw Barony, combining and renaming them "Arcadia Plantation." The bountiful natural splendor inspired the NC-born and Baltimore-based millionaire to restore the 18th century house and formal gardens that terrace down to the Waccamaw River. His grandson George Vanderbilt inherited the property, and it is still owned by his descendants. Join Baruch Foundation staff first for a lecture at Hobcaw Barony based on the memoirs of the plantation superintendent and receive your own copy of Neal Cox of Arcadia Plantation: Memoirs of a Renaissance Man. Enjoy an exclusive tour of the grounds, gardens and outbuildings of Arcadia with George Vanderbilt's grandson. (Exertion level: Moderate impact, walking, standing for long periods) Limited to 60; reservations required. $75 (book included),
2 PM - Book signing at Litchfield Books: Aida Rogers & Susan Boyer 
(State of the Heart, Vol. 3), 843.237.8138.
7-8:30 PM - "Promised Land: American Voices 1645 to 1945" at Winyah Auditorium, Georgetown.  
A concert of dramatic readings and stirring music to benefit the Family Justice Center in honor of Carol and Garvey Winans. Stage and screen actor Bill Oberst Jr. has developed the script for the performance and identified the narrators who will participate in the program. 
leaders in our community,
 including Lee Brockington, Aliska Brown, Ron Daise, Bill Oberst Jr., Robbie O'Donnell, Charles Swenson and Michael Winans,
 have been selected for the narratives that 
range from Benjam
Franklin and Frederick Douglass to poetry, letters from Civil War soldiers and Edward R. Murrow's reporting from WWII. 
Conductor Carson Turner of 
The Pawleys Island Concert Band is working closely with Oberst to identify the 17 musical selections that will be part of the program, including "Appalachian Spring," "Lift Every Voice and Sing," and "America the Beautiful." This
fabulous program with narratives and music related to major events in American history from the early settlers to our revolution against the British Empire to the freedom of slaves and ending with Aaron Copland's "Lincoln Portrait." All revenue raised, minus auditorium rental expenses for the event, will be used to support operational costs of the FJC. 
The minimum requested donation per ticket is $20, 843.546.3926 or

Saturday, Nov. 3
10 AM-5 PM - Paint-in with Danny McLaughlin at the Litchfield Exchange (14363 Ocean Hwy). See Oct. 27 entry for details. Offered bi-monthly, space is limited.  $45, 843.235.9600.

12:30-3 PM - The 9th Annual Taste of Georgetown will raise money for the Family Justice Center (FJC), the only provider of domestic violence services in Georgetown and Horry counties. Dozens of popular local eateries, including several new restaurants, will participate in the "restaurant crawl" along Front Street in Georgetown. In addition to the food tastings, bands will perform at separate locations along Front Street. Food sample tickets $1 each or 23 for $20 (most food samples cost $3, beverages $2). Advance tickets from the Family Justice Center at 843.546.3926 or, or during the event onsite. Richard Clute, 843.237.7343 or with TOG in the subject line. To learn more about the Family Justice Center go to

5-8 PM - The 9th Annual Wild Side to benefit SCELP (South Carolina Environmental Law Project) at Hobcaw Barony on the Baruch Foundation property in Georgetown, celebrating Jimmy Chandler's legacy and the South Carolina Environmental Law Project's 31st anniversary. The featured speaker is Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author of numerous books celebrating the many natural wonders of the Lowcountry, including the Beach House series that popularized the year-long dedication of volunteer turtle patrols on our barrier islands. As the sun sets over Winyah Bay, enjoy live music, a delicious lowcountry dinner and a silent auction. For sponsors, a cocktail party and reception with the author and a boat tour of Winyah Bay are offered. $50, 843.527.0078 or

5:30-8:30 PM - Brew at the Zoo (rescheduled from Sept. 29). This craft beer tasting will feature more than 30 regional and national selections and offers a rare opportunity after-hours to see Brookgreen's Native Wildlife Zoo. Guests receive a signature tasting glass and enjoy a silent auction hosted by The Friends of Brookgreen Gardens. Food and wine are available for purchase. Only open to those 21 and over. $40 members, $45 nonmembers, $20 designated drivers. 843.235.6000 or ( for tickets).

Sunday, Nov. 4-6
Women's Fall Retreat with Lee Brockington at Sea View Inn. Celebrate history, ecology and sisterhood with local treasure Lee Brockington at "girls camp," eating Gullah meals prepared and served by Gullah women, and learning lessons of time and tide. Talks on the front porch, back porch, deck and dock are complemented by walks on the beach and along the creek to enhance your understanding of Waccamaw Neck history and Pawleys Island ecology. Arrive for Sunday dinner at noon, depart after breakfast on Tuesday. Six meals and gratuities included. $400 pp, double occupancy; $450, single. 843.235.9600 or

Tuesday, Nov. 6
10-11:30 AM - Poetry Writing Workshop ("The Art of Description") with awarding winning poet Libby Bernardin at the Waccamaw Library. Free and open to all, however space is limited in order to give proper attention to all participants. Please register early by emailing

5:30 PM - Georgetown County Museum presents First Tuesday Lecture: Ted Gragg, "Guns of the PeeDee - Search and Recovery of the Warship CSS PeeDee's Cannons." Free and open to the public (donations welcome), 843.545.7020 or
Wednesday, Nov. 
10 AM - FOWL Aging Well Series at Waccamaw Library presents Kristen Dollason on "Retire by Design."  Kristen Dollason, Senior Real Estate Specialist at RE/MAX, and a group of Senior Professionals will and a group of Senior Professionals will explain how to ensure finances, legal documents, and property are in order for retirement. The session will address the importance of smart planning so that you "retire by design." Where do I want to live when I retire? Is a retirement community right for me? What financial and legal documents do I need to have in order (e.g., will, power of attorney, trust)? The panel will address these issues and more, in guiding you to design your own retirement plan. Free and open to the public, 843.545.3623 or

Thursday, Nov. 8
10 AM- Service Dogs for U.S. Veterans at Waccamaw Library. Do you know a U.S. military veteran who could benefit from a service dog? These dogs are more than "man's best friend"; they can be life-savers. Forrester Morgan, a South Carolina representative for NEADS (National Education Assistance Dogs Services), will share how NEADS provides world-class service dogs for veterans of any branch of military service from any period, free of charge. NEADS recently received a grant from the Wounded Warrior Foundation to implement a growth plan with a goal to reach 70-75 service dog placements per year, and Morgan is part of the effort to spread the program's outreach to help more veterans in our region. The program is part of the Library's celebration of U.S. military veterans in our area in anticipation of Veterans Day. Free and open to all,

Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 8-11
8 PM - Swamp Fox Players present "The Kitchen Witches" at the Strand Theater (Front Street, Georgetown). Thurs.-Sat., 8 PM, Sun., 2:30 PM, $18, 843.527.2924.

Friday, Nov. 9
1-3 PM - Bike to the Boardwalk.
Bike 5 miles (roundtrip) on gravel roads through Hobcaw Barony's pristine forests to the Reserve's beautiful salt marsh boardwalk on North Inlet estuary. Upland forest habitats, wildlife, research and salt marsh ecology will be discussed during the trip. Bring your own bike(all terrain tires recommended), helmet, water, snack, camera/binoculars (if desired). 
Limited to 15; reservations required, weather permitting. Free, 843.904.9017.
7 PM - The Charlestones Sing Everything:  A Celebration of A Cappella Music at Winyah Auditorium, Georgetown. $15,

Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 10-11
9 AM-4 PM - Dog Agility Competition at A Dog's Way Inn (761 Pendergrass Ave., Murrells Inlet). The area's only dog agility club hosts K9 athletes and their human handlers for a weekend of competition. Dog agility is an exciting spectator sport with more than 200 obstacle races to watch each day. The public is welcome to watch at no charge. 843.357.4545.

Saturday, Nov. 10
10 AM-4 PM - Miss Ruby's Kids Kitchen Tour. Visit elegant kitchens and historic homes from Georgetown to Litchfield. Kitchen Tour registration will be at St. Peter's Lutheran Church (65 Crooked Oak Dr., Pawleys Island) in conjunction with St. Peter's Apple Dumpling Sale. Tickets in advance are $30 (beginning 9/1/2018), 854.527.0277 or
10 AM-4 PM - Second Annual Historic Downtown Murrells Inlet Block Party. Live music by NTranz, food vendors and more. Corner of WM Dallas Ave and Hwy 17 Business. Sat., 10 AM-4 PM, free admission, 843.357.3507.
11 AM-2 PM - "Second Saturdays" at the Kaminski House Museum. Craftswoman Adrina Glover demonstrates the traditional craft of sweetgrass basketmaking and will offer a variety of baskets for sale. Also offered Dec. 8. Sat., 11 AM-2 PM, free to watch, 843.546.7706.
2-5 PM - Fallidays at Art Works in the Litchfield Exchange (14363 Ocean Highway, Litchfield). Celebrate Art Works' 21st birthday with an art and book fair, swingin' soulful jazz by Big Little Band, raffle baskets, one-of-a-kind holiday gifts for everyone on your list, great refreshments. Plus the Canine Angels (service dogs trained for disabled veterans, first responders, and autistic children) will be celebrating Veterans Day with their bucket brigade! Bring bills to feed 'em! Free to look, listen, chat, nosh & pet! 843.235.9600 or
Sunday, Nov. 11
Litchfield Beautification Foundation Flag Project celebrates our service members on Veterans Day with a 60-American flag display along 3.8 miles of Ocean Highway (US 17 from Sandy Island Road to Martin Luther King Road).
Noon-3 PM - The Kaminski House Museum presents a Holiday Gospel Brunch as part of the "Designer's Showhouse: Dressed for the Season!" featuring the Atlantic House's shrimp & grits, Mimosas and Bloody Marys, and a performance from Georgetown's AME Gospel Choir. The brunch will be the public's "first peek" at the rooms of the Kaminski House dressed in holiday splendor.  $45, 843.546.7706.
Monday, Nov. 12
1:30-3:30 PM - Friendfield Village Tour. Daily Introductory Tours pass through this African American village, once home to 100 slaves and lived in by black employees until 1952. Consider joining this in-depth tour for a more comprehensive exploration of Friendfield, traveling by bus, but being guided on foot through the cabins and the 19th century church. Hobcaw Barony has a unique chance to interpret history at the site, as gleaned from documents, photographs, oral histories and visits from former residents. (Exertion level: Moderate impact, bus ride, some walking, standing for long periods) Limited to 14; reservations required. $20,

4 PM - Georgetown's annual Veterans Day Parade. Parade participants will assemble at East Bay Park at 3 PM to march as a unit or ride in personal vehicles up Front Street to Wood Street. Participants are responsible for their own banners, flags and signs. To help create some rivalry and friendly competition between the high school bands and ROTC units, a panel of judges will award trophies to the band and ROTC unit that perform the best. All civic clubs, Boy and Girl Scout troops, churches and other organizations are welcome to participate. Local merchants and residents are asked to display American flags, banners and bunting throughout the weekend. 843.546.3745 or

Tuesday, Nov. 13
9:30 AM - The Low Country Herb Society meets at the Waccamaw Library in Pawleys Island. Guest speaker Patricia Candal, noted herbalist and Lifetime Member of the Low Country Herb Society, will give a presentation on Herbs of the Bible. Membership is open to all, and no experience is necessary! A "Meet and Greet" social time, to welcome guests and members, is held prior to the meeting with refreshments provided by LCHS members. LCHS meets September-May; annual dues are $25 with a quarterly newsletter included,

11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Joseph Kelly (Marooned) at Pastaria 811
An insightful re-examination of the 1607 Jamestown settlement, the story of which is beginning to replace the Mayflower's as America's founding myth. The author of America's Longest Siege: Charleston, Slavery, and the Slow March Toward Civil War, and the editor of the Seagull Reader series, Kelly opens with a recounting of the settlement's dismal beginning. Ships brought about 100 adventurers searching for gold and a passage to the Pacific. Neither turned up, and, unable to obtain food from the unwelcoming natives, most starved to death. Some deserted to the Indians. Others followed John Smith, an ambitious, pugnacious soldier of fortune who made himself leader in 1608 and probably saved the colony by extorting food from native villages. On his decree, "he that will not work shall not eat," rests his "reputation as the first American." However, writes Kelly, "appealing as that view is, it misinterprets what really happened that day in Jamestown. Meritocracy was not established. Democracy did not vanquish aristocracy. John Smith was a tyrant." Discovering seeds of democracy in Massachusetts' zealots or Virginia's autocratic patricians has never been easy, but Kelly's lively, heavily researched, frequently gruesome account gives a slight nod to Jamestown as the "better place to look for the genesis of American ideals." $30, 843.235.9600 or

2 PM - Book signing at Litchfield Books: Joseph Kelly (Marooned),

Wednesday & Thursday, Nov. 14-15
Times vary - Plantation Sportsmen: Sporting Estates in the South Carolina Lowcountry. In this installment of the Plantation Sportsmen's Series, participants will explore lives of wealthy sporting enthusiasts who created a new type of plantation between the two world wars.  As rice cultivation ended in the lowcountry, more than 70 country estates were established, changing former sites of slave labor into places of leisure. Wednesday evening enjoy a wine reception and dinner in the dining room at Hobcaw House, followed by a lecture in the living room with a lecture by Dr. Daniel J. Vivian of the University of Kentucky and author of:  A New Plantation World: The Sporting Plantations of the South Carolina Lowcountry, 1900-1940. On Thursday, travel by charter bus with Dr. Vivian and Foundation staff for a behind-the-scenes exploration of private plantations in Georgetown County, purchased in the early 20th century as hunting estates. A picnic lunch on Friday is included with your ticket. (Exertion level: Moderate - long periods of standing, walking, bus ride) Limited to 30; reservations required. Wed., 5:30-8:30 PM; Thurs., 9 AM-5 PM, $175,

Thursday, Nov. 15
1-2 PM - Feeding Frenzy at Hobcaw Barony. Feeding time at Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center is the most exciting time of the day - for our animals, at least! Help National Estuarine Research Reserve staff feed our hungry exhibit critters, including our North Inlet fishes, crabs, turtles, snakes, and even our alligator! During the feeding, learn about the animals' biology and their natural habitats. Limited to 15; reservations required. Also offered Dec. 7. Thurs., 1-2 PM, free, 843.904.9017.

1 PM - Brookgreen 101, a program sponsored by the Campbell Center for American Sculpture, presents "Brookgreen Gardens and New York City." This hour-long public information program, covering a wide range of topics, is offered on the third Thursday of the month in the Welcome Center Conference Room. Bring your lunch, listen, and learn with us! Free for members and included with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or

6-8 PM - Palmetto Ace Home Center's Annual Ladies Night. Swag bags, major raffle prizes, food and cocktails. Don't forget to bring a new unwrapped toy for Toys For Tots for extra chances to win! Free and open to the public, 843.235.3555 or or follow their Facebook page for updates.

Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 15-17
Friends of Georgetown Library (FOGL) Fall Book Sale at Georgetown Library (405 Cleland St.). Hardcovers are $1 and paperbacks are 50 cents. Proceeds benefit library programs for all ages. Free to attend,, 843.545.3366.

Call for Entries:  PILBA Festival of Wreaths to Benefit Hurricane Victims! 
To help those affected by Hurricane Florence and its flooding aftermath, the Pawleys Island Litchfield Business Association (PILBA) is sponsoring a Festival of Wreaths, beginning Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Island Shops in Pawleys Island. Courtesy of PoBuckra Properties, the event will be held in the vacant retail space behind Rustic Table restaurant. Area artists and designers are invited to create and donate wreaths to be included in a silent auction during the Festival. Bidding will commence at a private Preview Gala for PILBA Members on Thursday, Nov. 29, and continue through Saturday, Dec. 1, with winners announced at a Pick-up Party on Sunday, Dec. 2. All proceeds from the Festival of Wreaths will be donated to the Black River United Way Disaster Recovery, Preparedness and Resiliency Initiative and will benefit Georgetown County families directly affected by the storm and subsequent flooding.  To ask questions, submit a wreath or volunteer for the event, email or call event chair Troi Kaz, 843.455.4523. 

FOWL Bargain Book Corner at the Litchfield Exchange! FOWL volunteers Chuck and Bernie Bader, Roz Breit and Josette Sharwell keep the bookshelves at 14363 Ocean Highway (behind Applewood House of Pancakes) stocked with terrific book bargains (hardcovers - $1, paperbacks - 50 cents), with fiction author-organized and nonfiction grouped by subject. Small tables and chairs were recently added, so you can sit by the fountain and review books before purchasing. Pay at Art Works (open Monday-Saturday, 10 AM-2 PM) or slip a conveniently supplied envelope under the door. The Litchfield Exchange is open Monday through Friday, 9 AM-5 PM, and Saturdays, 10 AM-2 PM.

Cultural events on the Grand Strand - 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.

Through Oct. 28 - National Sculpture Society 85th Annual Awards Exhibition at Rainey Sculpture Pavilion, 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. Brookgreen Gardens is the only venue for this exhibit. Fifteen awards are presented by the Society along with the popular People's Choice Award, determined by votes of visitors to Brookgreen Gardens. This exhibit is on display in both the Jenniwein and Noble Galleries in the Rainey Sculpture Pavilion and is free with garden admission, Mon.-Sun., 9:30 AM-5 PM, 843.235.6000 or

Through Dec. 16 - Roots Run Deep, a watercolor exhibition by South Carolina native Sherry Strickland Martin, on display at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum. Regular gallery hours for the exhibit are  Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM-4 PM, and  Sundays, 1-4 PM. Free and open to the public, 843.238.2510 or

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