What's happening on the Waccamaw Neck ~ compliments of the Friends of Waccamaw Library!
FOWL Community Connector
August 15, 2016
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 26th Annual FOWL Luncheon & Auction ("All Dolled Up") will be held at Pawleys Plantation on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 11:30 AM-2 PM. Tickets ($35, $20 of which is tax deductible) are available at the Friends Center and through 20 table captains. For the past several years, exquisite vignettes for raffling have been assembled from new and gently used donated items. If a review of your jewelry box and accessories (belts, bags, bonnets or other baubles), or holiday decorations or fancy household decorative items produce some that you'd like to contribute - we can promise they will find a good home and the proceeds will benefit our Waccamaw Library book purchases and programming expenses. You may drop your treasures off at the Friends Center or call Diane Stern, FOWL President, at 908.310.2953. If we cannot use your donated item, we will pass it along to a worthy, local nonprofit to help with their mission.
Kids & Families at Waccamaw Library - all programs free.
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.
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, email@example.com.
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.
Summer Reading at all four library branches (Georgetown, Waccamaw, Andrews and Carvers Bay). Enrich your child's summer with great storytelling, performances, science experiments, crafts, parties and more! Program begins week of June 8, sign up with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adults at Waccamaw Library - most programs are free, although some require membership. Contact email@example.com.
Tidelands Camera Club meets on the first Monday each month, 9-11 AM. Membership required.
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.
Carolina Nature Photography meets on the third Monday each month, 6:30-9 PM.
Knitting Group meets Mondays, 1-3 PM to knit and crochet with company and share patterns and techniques. Contact Carol Davison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mah Jongg Club meets Tuesdays, 1-3 PM, bring your set and current card.
iPad Club meets on the first Friday each month, 9-10 AM.
Mac Club meet on the first Friday each month, 10-11 AM.
In September, Waccamaw Library and FOWL will host "The Celebration of Gullah." Program director Steele Bremner has lined up a fantastic free series for September. For more detail, email@example.com.
Thursday, Sept. 8, 6 PM: Three Echoes of Africa: Bakongo Region (Congo) - A lecture by Preston McKever Floyd, Retired Chair, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Coastal Carolina University.
Friday, Sept. 10, 6:30 PM: "Gullah Artists Georgetown County," a documentary featuring nine local artists who explore their craft and th inspiration behind their creations.
Thursday, Sept. 15, 6:30-7:30 PM: Robert Insley will share the fascinating life of Georgetown County native Renty Tucker. Born in July 1831, Tucker was a highly skilled carpenter enslaved to Plowden C. J. Weston of Pawleys Island, owner of Hagley and Weehawka Plantations. Tucker built the Pelican Inn, St. Mary's, the slave chapel at Hagley Plantation and other structures in the Georgetown area.
Friday, Sept. 16, 6:30-8:30 PM: Doll Making Workshop with artist Zenobia Washington Harper. Free to observe; if you wish to make a doll, the materials cost is $65. Register by Sept. 12 between 1-6 PM.
Saturday, Sept. 17, 4 PM: Wona Womalan West African American Dance and Drum Ensemble dedicated to preserving the culture, dance, drum and folk lore of West Africa.
Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 AM: Multimedia artist Chetta D will present he inspirational lecture, "#BeautyUnveiling," designed to bring light and awareness to the variations of visual impairment.
Saturday, Sept. 24, 6:30-8:30 PM: Drumming and Dancing by New Egbe Kilimanjaro African Caribbean Drum and Dance Troupe (Leon Jackson). Workshop, drumming and participation from the audience in learning African American Dance.
August Artist at the Waccamaw Library: Katherine Patrick.
Painter Katherine Wynn Patrick's serene Lowcountry paintings will be on display throughout the library for all to enjoy. Patrick has made Pawleys Island her home for 25 years, after she fell in love with the area during visits from Boston in the 1970s. Katherine holds a BFA in painting from Wesleyan College. She studied painting and drawing at Massachusetts College of Art, as well as at the University of Tampa in Florida. She mentors and teaches workshops from her studio in Pawleys Island to both adults and children and is the artist in residence at the Georgetown School of Arts and Sciences. Locally you might have seen her work at the Georgetown Cultural Council, Charleston Artist Guild, and Kudzu Bakery in Myrtle Beach. You can also view Katherine's artwork on Facebook at Kwynnpatrick artist. Katherine's passion for nature can be seen through her use of bold color and fluid brush strokes, invoking a sense of movement and light in her work. Katherine paints in both a plein air method and in the studio in oils as well as watercolors. For more information please contact Steele Bremner at firstname.lastname@example.org
August Photographers at the Waccamaw Library: Linda Cookingham and Carol Aydt.
The vivid, true-to-life nature photography of Linda Cookingham and the poignant pictures of Carol Aydt will be hung throughout the library for the month of August. Cookingham is multitalented, earning accolades as an author when she's not capturing images as a photographer. Originally from upstate New York, she moved to the Lowcountry in 2011 after falling in love with the area's history and beaches. Aydt and her husband permanently moved from Buffalo, NY, to Litchfield three years ago, after vacationing in the area for many years. The sunshine, scenery, and beaches drew them to make the move to become permanent residents. For more information, email@example.com.
Tuesday, Aug. 16
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Kim Wright (Last Ride to Graceland) and Joy Callaway (Fifth Avenue Artists Society)at Kimbel's, Wachesaw. Lauded for her "astute and engrossing" (People) writing style imbued with "originality galore" (RT Book Reviews), Kim Wright offers a delightful novel of self-discovery on the open road as one woman sets out for Graceland hoping to answer the question: Is Elvis Presley her father? Historical novelist Joy Callaway takes us to The Bronx, 1891. Virginia Loftin, the boldest of four artistic sisters in a family living in genteel poverty, knows what she wants most: to become a celebrated novelist despite her gender, and to marry Charlie, the boy next door and her first love. When Charlie proposes instead to a woman from a wealthy family, Ginny is devastated; shutting out her family, she holes up and turns their story into fiction, obsessively rewriting a better ending. $25, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
Thursday, Aug. 18
7-9 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. Bring your favorite beverage and be prepared to kick back and enjoy the spectacular view. $60, Surf-the-Earth.com or 843.235.3500.
Friday, Aug. 19
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Carla Damron (The Stone Necklace) at Inlet Affairs. Clawing chest pains and a fiery car crash take one life and change the destiny of four others. Debut novelist Damron braids together the stories of a grieving widow, a struggling nurse, a young mother, and a troubled homeless man, reminding us of the empowering and surprising ways our lives touch one another and how, together, we can recover from even the greatest of losses. Weighted down by their respective pasts, the four Columbia, SC, characters must make life-altering choices that reverberate into the fates of the others, ultimately bringing them together in unexpected but healing acts of compassion, forgiveness, and redemption. $25, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
2:30 and 7 PM - The Strand Cinema on Front Street in Georgetown offers Friday, Aug. 19, 2:30 PM - A Peck on the Cheek (subtitled) and 7 PM - Arranged; Saturday, Aug. 20, 2:30 PM - Elvis & Nixon and 7 PM - Mr. Holmes. Membership $100 (two $5 tickets per film), or $7 per film for non-members. StrandCinema.org or 843-527-2924, 3#.
6:30-9 PM - Planet Earth at Waccamaw Library. The Waccamaw Library and Friends of the Waccamaw Library (FOWL) invite the public to two three-episode showings of the award-winning documentary series, Planet Earth. The 2006 BBC tour de force was five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary ever commissioned, and the first to be filmed in high definition. The epically-scaled series, stuffed full of new and unusual places and species, was an instant hit. Since it's release it has been shown in 130 countries worldwide. The first three episodes include "From Pole to Pole" illustrates a journey around the globe, from Antarctica's emperor penguins enduring four months with no sun or food, to a seasonal bloom in the otherwise arid Kalahari Desert. The second episode, "Mountains," explores Earth's majestic ranges with extensive aerial photography. View Ethiopia's Erta Ale, a volcano that has been erupting for 100 years, and see grizzly bear cubs emerge from their den for the first time in the Rockies. The final episode of the evening is "Fresh Water," which follows Earth's rivers and the many species that depend on them. From the giant salamanders of Japan to the flesh-eating piranhas of the Pantanal, animals and spectacular footage abound. The second three episodes will show on Friday, Aug. 26. The showings are free and reservations are not required. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Aug. 26
8:30 AM-12:30 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). Weather permitting; limited to 6 participants. Also offered Sept. 26. Please call to register. $50, 843.904.9016.
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: T.D. Johnston (Friday Afternoon and Other Stories) at Carefree Catering. Memorable in the fashion of a favorite music album, this eclectic series of powerful tales range from humor to tragedy, from epiphany to comeuppance, from history to the future, reflecting the variety of conflicts and experiences present in the human condition. Johnston's short stories have appeared in numerous acclaimed magazines and anthologies, including Hobart, PineStraw Magazine, Mulberry Fork Review, Literary Juice, Civil War Camp Chest, Rod Serling Books' inaugural anthology, Submitted for Your Approval, and Short Story America anthologies of contemporary short fiction, where he serves as publisher and editor. He also serves on the Board of Governors of the South Carolina Academy of Authors. $25, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
6:30-9 PM - Planet Earth at Waccamaw Library.(See Friday, Aug. 19 for the background of this film series.) "Caves" dives right in to the deepest, darkest recesses of our planet, and explores the bats, blind creatures, streams of poisonous acid, and amazing formations found there. "Deserts" features the harsh environment that covers one-third of our planet, and some of the species that live there - like the billion-strong plagues of desert locusts or acrobatic flat lizards. The sixth program, "Ice Worlds," looks at the regions of the Arctic and Antarctica, with their snow petrels, humpback whales, Arctic wolves and walruses. The showings are free and reservations are not required. For more information, email Steele Bremner at email@example.com.
Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26-27
2:30 and 7 PM - The Strand Cinema on Front Street in Georgetown offers Friday, Aug. 26, 2:30 PM - Mr. Holmes and 7 PM - Elvis & Nixon; Saturday, Aug. 27, 2:30 PM - Arranged and 7 PM - A Peck on the Cheek (subtitled). Membership $100 (two $5 tickets per film), or $7 per film for non-members. StrandCinema.org or 843-527-2924, 3#.
Saturday, Aug. 27
10 AM-5 PM - Carolinas' Nature Photographers Association Photography Workshop. Take the mystery out of digital photography - learn about proper exposure, depth-field, understanding and working with available light, using histogram, and composition. Concentration will be on manual mode of photography to help control exposure within the photographs. Join Kate Silvia, for a full day of learning and fun. Gullah lunch is included with this program, as well as a late afternoon tour of Hobcaw Barony. Reservations required, limited to 40. $45, 843.546.4623 or HobcawBarony.org.
Thursday, Sept. 1
10 AM - 1st Thursdays with Friends! FOWL (Friends of Waccamaw Library) resumes its 1st Thursday schedule with Emma Boyer, Waccamaw Riverkeeper, introduced by Lee Brockington. Come hear of the progress the Winyah Rivers Foundation is making and how you might participate in 2016 Beach & River Sweep efforts. Then mark your calendar each month (Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1) for another great program - always free and open to the public with refreshments! For more information, checkTheFowl.orgor firstname.lastname@example.org.
6-9 PM - Georgetown Business Association presents Dan & Sallylu at Francis Marion Park (732 Front St.). Free, GeorgetownSeaport.com.
Friday, Sept. 2
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Kim Boykin (Echoes of Mercy) at Pawleys Plantation. "Forty years of atonement ought to count for something. After all, Billie Warren was just nine years old when she did what she did. She'd hoped the memory of that one horrible act would be diluted by time, by the birth of her daughter, and the death of her father. But the recollection was always there, following her around like a pack of lost dogs..." And with that opening, Boykin is off and running with her newest novel, the kind of book (says Huffington Post) "that makes you want to lock the door, turn off the phone and read every page straight through to the end." The author of A Peach of a Pair, Palmetto Moon and The Wisdom of Hair, Boykin is every soccer mom's dream come true - an acclaimed writer whose stories started in snippets while cheering from the bleachers. $25, 843.235.9600.
Thursday, Sept. 8-Thursday, Sept. 15
9 AM-1:30 PM - A Sample of OLLI open house at Coastal Carolina University outreach centers. Lectures, demonstrations and workshops offered free to introduce the fall lineup of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute courses at the Coastal Science Center in Conway (301 Allied Drive) on Thursday, Sept. 8; Myrtle Beach Education Center (79th Avenue North & U.S. 17 Bypass) on Tuesday, Sept. 13; and Litchfield Education Center (Litchfield Landing on Ocean Highway) on Thursday, Sept. 15. For complete details of the fall schedule, visit the centers or coastal.edu/olli, or call 843.349.6584.
Thursday, Sept. 8
6 PM - Waccamaw Library and FOWL host "The Celebration of Gullah:Echoes of Africa; Bakongo Region (Congo)"- Free lecture by Preston McKever Floyd, Retired Chair, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Coastal Carolina University.For more information, email@example.com.
6-9 PM - Georgetown Business Association presents Karaoke with Jessie Taylor at Francis Marion Park (732 Front St.). Also offered Oct. 13. Free, GeorgetownSeaport.com.
Friday, Sept. 9
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Jim Casada (Bird Dog Days, Wingshooting Ways: Archibald Rutledge's Tales of Upland Hunting) at Sea View Inn.Archibald Rutledge has long been recognized as one of the finest sporting scribes this country has ever produced. A prolific writer who specialized in stories on nature and hunting, over the course of a long and prolific career, Rutledge produced more than fifty books of poetry and prose, held the position of South Carolina's poet laureate for thirty-three years, and garnered numerous honorary degrees and prizes for his writings. In this revised and expanded edition of Bird Dog Days, Wingshooting Ways, noted outdoor writer Jim Casada draws together Rutledge's stories on the Southern heartland, deer hunting, turkey hunting, and Carolina Christmas hunts and traditions. This collection, first published in 1998, turns to Rutledge's writings on two subjects near and dear to his heart that he understood with an intimacy growing out of a lifetime of experience - upland bird hunting and hunting dogs. Its contents range from delightful tales of quail and grouse hunts to pieces on special dogs and some of their traits. Bird Dog Days, Wingshooting Ways also includes a long fictional piece, "The Odyssey of Bolio," which shows that Rutledge's literary mastery extended beyond simple tales for outdoorsmen. $25, 843.235.9600.
Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9-10
8 PM - Swamp Fox Players present "The Fatal Fifties Affair" at the Strand Theatre in Georgetown. Also offered Sept. 15-18 and Sept 22-25. $20, 843.527.2924.
Saturday, Sept. 10
9 AM - Fall Haul in Murrells Inlet. Join your neighbors for the annual fall creek-front cleanup. Meet at Crazy Sister Marina. Saturday morning, free, 843.357.2007.
11 AM-2 PM - Second Saturdays at Kaminski House Museum presents craftswoman Adrina Glover demonstrating the traditional craft of sweetgrass basketmaking. A variety of baskets will be available for sale. Free and open to the public, 843.546.7706.
3-5 PM - CLASS Productions presents Clay Brown at Kimbel Lodge, Hobcaw Barony. Saluting the greats of Soul and Motown, songs include "My Girl," "Stand by Me," "You Send Me," "Georgia on my Mind," "Ain't Too Proud to Beg," " Moon River," and "Ooh Baby Baby." $25, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
6:30 PM - Waccamaw Library and FOWL host "The Celebration of Gullah: Gullah Artists Georgetown County," a documentary featuring nine local artists who explore their craft and the inspiration behind their creations. For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org.
7-8 PM - The Waccamaw Library offer a free 8-week Meditation and Mindfulness, led by mindfulness training coach Ken LaDeroute, that will help you find the clarity that allows you to reach your highest potential and self-actualization. LaDeroute, founder of Clarity Mind Institute and Affirmation Music for Better Outcomes, is a sought-after coach with an international client base and a thriving meditation class at the YMCA in
Asheville, NC. He unpacks the tools to help those seeking peace of mind "develop clarity through mindfulness training, to change their states from distracted, overwhelmed, and freaked out to fully present, calm and creative." LaDeroute has used the mindfulness principles in his own life to achieve financial freedom, creative expression, heartfelt friends, spiritual practice, and day to day adventures. Clearing away his limiting beliefs has allowed him to pursue everything from touring as a rock guitarist to running successful real estate and franchise businesses.For more information contact email@example.com
Thursday, Sept. 15
6:30-7:30 PM: Waccamaw Library and FOWL host "The Celebration of Gullah" Robert Insleywill share the fascinating life of Georgetown County native Renty Tucker. Born in July 1831, Tucker was a highly skilled carpenter enslaved to Plowden C. J. Weston of Pawleys Island, owner of Hagley and Weehawka Plantations. Tucker built the Pelican Inn, St. Mary's, the slave chapel at Hagley Plantation and other structures in the Georgetown area. For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org.
6-9 PM - Georgetown Business Association presents Carolina Midnight at Francis Marion Park (732 Front St.). Also offered Oct. 20. Free, GeorgetownSeaport.com.
Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 15-18
8 PM - Swamp Fox Players present "The Fatal Fifties Affair" at the Strand Theatre in Georgetown. Also offered Sept 22-25. Sunday at 2:30 PM, $20, 843.527.2924.
Friday, Sept. 16
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Susan Boyer (Lowcountry Book Club) at Ocean One.The USA Today bestselling author and winner of multiple awards, including the Agatha Award for Best First Novel and the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, Boyer is back with her fifth in the Liz Talbot mystery series. Somebody pushed Shelby Poinsett Gerhardt out her second-floor library window, and it wasn't her husband. At least that's what Charleston's most prestigious law firm wants Liz to prove. To bring the killer to justice, Liz must run the spectrum of Southern society, from the local homeless shelter where Shelby volunteered to the one-hundred-year-old book club where Charleston's genteel ladies are dying to join. $25, 843.235.9600.
6:30-8:30 PM - Waccamaw Library and FOWL host "The Celebration of Gullah": Doll Making Workshop with artist Zenobia Washington Harper.
4 PM - Waccamaw Library and FOWL host "The Celebration of Gullah" - WONA WOMANLAN, African American Dance and Drumming Group dedicating to preserving the culture, dance, drum and folk lore of West Africa. For more information, email@example.com.
5 PM - An Evening of Lowcountry Music & Art at Howard Center (1610 Hawkins St., Georgetown), presented by St. Paul's AME Church of Plantersville to benefit The Village Group. The evening features "The Rice Collection" of Jonathan Green ($30 for reserved VIP seating, reception and meet the artist from 4-4:45 PM) and The Lowcountry Voices of Charleston (Nathan Nelson, director). Special guest appearance of Pastor Henry E. Dixon, well known SC gospel artist. General admission, $10. Tickets available at St. Paul AME Church, Brittain Resort & Hotels, Aunny's Restaurant, The Village Group, 98.5 KISS FM radio and the Care Free Canvas. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit TheVillageGroup.org
Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16-17
The Atlantic Coast Camellia Society celebrates the beginning of another camellia blooming season in our region. The celebration begins at the annual convention at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort in Pawleys Island, featuring a mix of fun, education, good food, and the best camellia plant and art auction in the known world. Two educational seminars will be offered, along with a camellia show judges' re-accreditation symposium for those needing to renew A.C.S. judging credentials. Aprintable convention schedule and membership information is posted at http://www.atlanticcoastcamelliasociety.org.
Check out this new 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 Summer - An Evolution in Technology: How We Communicate.
The Horry County Museum is pleased to announce the opening of the new exhibit: An Evolution in Technology: How We Communicate in June 2016. This exhibit explores the evolution of how we, as human beings, communicate through technology and how it has reshaped our existence during the past century. The advancements in technology are continually evolving and what seems a mere dream today might be reality tomorrow. Exhibited items range from turn of the 20th century type writers and letter press to turn of the 21st century radios and computer devices.
For further information, please call the Horry County Museum at 843-915-5320 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Though August 27 - Clay Rice Exhibit & Silhouette Cuttings at the Horry County Museum. The Horry County Museum's, "Mama, Let's Make a Moon," features original illustrations from Lowcountry award-winning artist and children's book author, Clay Rice. Taken from the pages of Rice's children's book, Mama, Let's Make a Moon, these original hand-cut illustrations weave their way through the mountains of the Appalachia to bring the characters toward core family values such as love of family, making something from nothing and just plain having fun. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 843-915-5320.
Through Sept. 5 - Nature Connects Art. Brookgreen Gardens will host 12 larger-than-life LEGO® brick sculpture installations in its Native Wildlife Zoo. Created by Sean Kenney, renowned artist and children's author, "Nature Connects" is an award winning exhibit currently touring the country. Made from almost a half million LEGO® bricks, the sculptures bring nature to life with a 6-foot tall hummingbird hovering over a trumpet flower, a deer family made from 48,000 bricks, a giant tortoise, a 7-foot long giant dragonfly, and more. Daily, 9:30 AM-8 PM (in April), until 5 PM (May-Sept.), free with garden admission, 843-235-6000.
Through Sept. 10 - The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum (3100 S. Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach) host The Art of the Brick®, an exhibition featuring large-scale sculptures created out of iconic LEGO® bricks by New York-based artist Nathan Sawaya. The Art Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM-4 PM and Sunday from 1 - 4 PM. Beginning Wednesday, August 3rd and continuing through Wednesday, September 7th, the Art Museum will offer free, guided tours of the exhibit every Wednesday at 2 PM. Admission is Free; however donations are suggested. Please check the Art Museum's website MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org for extended summer hours.
Through Oct. 30 - National Sculpture Society 83rd 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, 9:30 AM-5 PM, free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.