Saturday, October 15, 2016

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:
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
  • 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,
  • 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: 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.   
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. 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
  • 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. 

October/November Artist at the Waccamaw Library: C. Hoppin Shuler
Cynthia Hoppin Shuler studied in San Antonio, Texas, where she won a competitive fine art scholarship at the University of Texas, Austin. She completed her B.F.A. at Miami University in Ohio, further earning her post graduate studio experience at the University of Tennessee. Her work has been on display in several states and she has competed in international, national, and regional shows, winning several awards. Her artwork has a combination of impressionistic and expressionistic influences, with a rich palette of joyous color. For more information please contact Steele Bremner at

October/November Photographers at the Waccamaw Library:  Conchetta Davis, Sandra Barnes and June Jordan
Multi-artist Conchetta "Chetta D" Davis will be exhibiting her tissue photography in October, and photographers Sandra Barnes and June J. Jordan will have their work on display October and November.
Chetta D currently is a MFA candidate studying photography at SCAD Atlanta. Sandra Barnes relocated to Georgetown in 2009 after retiring from teaching. Her teaching experience includes teaching first graders on the Navajo Indian Reservation in New Mexico as well as teaching reading and art to all grade levels in Missouri and Arkansas. June J. Jordan is a graphic artist and photographer with a passion for history, the arts, and the environment. She designed posters and playbills for the former Murrells Inlet Community Theatre for 16-years, and has produced newsletters, artwork, and promotional materials for community groups and environmental endeavors. June's nature photography earned top honors in the S.C. Wildlife Federation Photography Contest.
For more information,

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10/6 - "FOWL 1st Thursdays with Friends presents Dr. O'Neal Smalls" will be rescheduled for the 2017 series.
10/6 - PIFMA: Zuill Bailey will be rescheduled in January. 843.626.8911 or
10/7 - PIFMA: Barrett Baber rescheduled for Oct. 21 (see details below).

10/7-10/8 - Low Country Herb Society' Fall Garden Festival is rescheduled for Oct. 21 and 22 (see details below).
10/8 - The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's rescheduled for Nov. 5 (see details below).
10/8 - The Moveable Feast: Geraldine Brooks (The Secret Chord) will be rescheduled in early November. 843.235.9600 or

10/8 - 7th Annual Wild Side at Hobcaw House rescheduled or Nov. 5 (see details below).

10/8 - PIFMA: The Company Men rescheduled for Oct. 22 (see details below).

10/10 - Wachesaw Plantation Club presents Golf "Fore" Kids Tournament to benefit Miss Ruby's Kids rescheduled for Nov. 7 (see details below).

Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 15-16
8 PM - Swamp Fox Players present "And the Winner Is" at the Strand Theatre in Georgetown. Sat., 8 PM; Sun., 2:30 PM. Also offered Oct. 20-23 and 28-29.  $18, 843.527.2924., 1#.

Saturday, Oct. 15
2-5 PM - Commander's Tour at the Kaminski House Museum. The mini tour will highlight the home of U. S. Navy Commander Harold Kaminski and his wife, Julia. Experience the "Commander's Den," filled with antique model ships, naval art, memorabilia, and much more. $5, 843.546.7706 or
7 PM - PIFMA: The Doo Wop Project at The Reserve Golf Club of Pawleys Island. The Doo Wop Project begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. Throughout the show DWP takes audiences on a journey from foundational tunes of groups like the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, and the Four Seasons all the way to Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Amy Winehouse. Featuring stars of Broadway's smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical with their hot band, The Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate - and in some cases entirely reimagine - some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history. You will enjoy a night filled with harmonies and classic '60s hits such as Randy & The Rainbows' "Denise," Thurston Harris' "Little Bitty Pretty One," The Skyliners "Since I Don't Have You," The Capris' "Morse Code of Love," and many more. The show also includes doo-wop-inspired renditions of contemporary songs such as Amy Winehouse's "Valerie," Michael Jackson's "The Way You Make Me Feel," and Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours." Bring your own food and beverages, decorate your table and sit down with friends to enjoy this fabulous show! Gates open at 6 PM, $30-general admission, $50-reserved, 843.626.8911 or
Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 15-16
11 AM - 27th Annual Wooden Boat Show. This year's show will feature one of the nation's premier wooden boat exhibits, 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 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. More on the website! Sat., 11 AM-6 PM and Sun., 11 AM-4 PM, free, 843.340.3879 or
Monday, Oct. 17
9:30-11:30 AM - King Tide Marsh Stroll at Hobcaw Barony. Stroll along our salt marsh boardwalk during one of the highest tides of the year to observe unique high tide wonders and learn about these productive coastal resources and what Baruch scientists have discovered about the plants and animals that call them home. Bring binoculars and cameras if desired. Weather permitting; limited to 14; registration required. Free, 843.904.9016.

Tuesday, Oct. 18
1:30-4 PM - Hike Hobcaw: Hike to Clambank. This 4-mile hike along the edge of Hobcaw Barony's 5,000-acre salt marsh allows participants the opportunity to study the history and ecology of one of the best understood estuaries in the world. The group will meet at Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center and travel down Crab Hall Road and explore Clambank Landing on Goat Island, as well as the observation tower. Reservations required. $25,
4 PM - Georgetown County Dedication Ceremony honoring the late Bill Murray at Waccamaw Regional Recreation Center (83 Duncan Rd., PI). Georgetown County and the Parkersville community will pay tribute to Mr. Murray with installation of a plaque in his honor at the center.

5:30-6:30 PM - Finding Your Family Tree - free workshop at Georgetown Library Auditorium (405 Cleland St). Learn how to begin creating and researching your family tree, using online and print resources. The workshops will be taught by Patti Burns, Adult Services Librarian, who has thirty years of local history and genealogical research experience. She is currently working with the Nature Conservatory to identify individuals buried on Sandy Island and with Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church to photograph their cemetery. Burns can also provide one on one help with your genealogy questions through the library's Book-A-Librarian program. Follow-up workshop on Oct. 27. For questions about any of the genealogy workshops or services, 843.545.3388 or
Tuesdays, Oct. 18-Nov. 1
7-8 PM - The Waccamaw Library continues its free Meditation and Mindfulness series, 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,

Wednesday, Oct. 19
1 PM - The Horry County Museum (805 Main St., Conway) continues its Documentary Matinee Series with the ETV produced series Carolina Stories: Ghosts & Legends: Volume 2. Volume 3 will be shown Oct. 26. Showings are free and open to the public. For more information, 843.915.5320 or
Thursday, Oct. 20
11 AM-2 PM - Boat Tour to Hobcaw Barony. Reservations required. $35/person, 843.477.0287 or
1:30-3:30 PM - Bellefield Plantation Tour at Hobcaw Barony. This program takes place on the grounds of Bellefield Plantation, the home of Belle Baruch, the daughter of Bernard and Anne Baruch. Belle built her permanent home in what she called the "friendliest woods in the world." As the house stands empty and awaits restoration, these tours provide a chance to walk the grounds, see the stables, kennels, garage and gardens of a once stately home as well as step inside the house to understand Belle's simple lifestyle and her love of the lowcountry. Reservations required. $20,
6-9 PM - Georgetown Business Association presents Carolina Midnight at Francis Marion Park (732 Front St.). Free,
Thursday & Friday, Oct. 20-21
Times vary - Plantation Sportsmen Series: ACE Basin History and Ecology.This two-part program includes dinner on Thursday in the dining room at Hobcaw House, as Mr. and Mrs. Baruch's guests, to hear a guest speaker discuss the history and ecology of the area between Charleston and Beaufort, the watershed of the Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto Rivers. On Friday, we travel on our Hobcaw bus to Nemours Plantation and its associated properties as guests of the Nemours Wildlife Foundation, established by the late Eugene duPont III and his family. Much like Hobcaw Barony, the 9,800-acre plantation is dedicated to research, education and stewardship while researching its plantation history and preserving the duPont legacy. A wagon ride to observe the forest and wetlands and a lunch at the main house are included. Reservations required, limited to 24. Thurs., 6-9 PM and Fri., 7:30 AM-5 PM, $150,
Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 20-23
8 PM - Swamp Fox Players present "And the Winner Is" at the Strand Theatre in Georgetown. Thurs-Sat., 8 PM (Sun. 2:30 PM), $18, 843.527.2924, 1#.
Friday & Saturday, Oct. 21-22
8 AM-5 PM - The Low Country Herb Society's Fall Garden Festival RESHEDULED hosted at Inlet Culinary Garden (5071 U.S. 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. A large selection of heirloom pumpkins, squash and gourds will also be available. A portion of the proceeds from the event benefits the Low Country Herb Society's Scholarship/Grant fund. Free to browse,
Friday, Oct. 21
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Janice Y. K. Lee (The Expatriates) at Ocean One, Litchfield. Following her New York Times bestselling debut (The Piano Teacher) where she was described as a "female, funny Henry James in Asia," Lee's long-awaited new novel explores the emotions, identities and relationships of three very different American women living in the same small expat community in Hong Kong. Mercy, a young Korean American and recent Columbia graduate, is adrift, undone by a terrible incident in her recent past. Hilary, a wealthy housewife, is haunted by her struggle to have a child, something she believes could save her foundering marriage. Meanwhile, Margaret, once a happily married mother of three, questions her maternal identity in the wake of a shattering loss. As each woman struggles with her own demons, their lives collide in ways that have irreversible consequences for them all. Atmospheric, moving and utterly compelling, The Expatriates confirms Lee as an exceptional talent and one of our keenest observers of women's inner lives. $25, 843.235.9600 o
6:30 PM - Free Western Movies at Waccamaw Library - The Magnificent Seven (1960 R), starring Yul Brynner as Chris Adams, a Cajun gunslinger, Steve McQueen as Vin Tanner, the Drifter, Charles Bronson as Bernardo O'Reilly, the desperate professional. A Mexican village is persistently raided by a group of outlaws. The townspeople, too afraid to fight off the bandits themselves hire seven American gunslingers. Additional movies Oct. 3 and Nov. 4. For more information and to reserve a seat,
7 PM - PIFMA RESCHEDULED: Barrett Baber at The Reserve Golf Club of Pawleys Island. NBC's The Voice finalist Barrett Baber gave millions of viewers one of the most memorable introductions to a true artist and entertainer the show has ever seen. With commanding performance energy, Barrett owned the stage from round 1, and his unique, soulful country sound stood out among the entire show as something truly special. Blake Shelton says, "Barrett sounds like no one else on country radio. He can be a superstar in Country music." Also winner of the national CBS Grammy Gig of a Lifetime in 2014, Barrett continues to deliver, wowing fans as well as the music industry. Gates open at 6 PM, $25-general admission, $35-reserved, $75-preferred, 843.626.8911 or
Saturday, Oct. 22
10 AM-Noon - Bike to the Boardwalk. Bike through Hobcaw's forest to the Reserve's beautiful salt marsh boardwalk on North Inlet estuary. Bike 5 miles (roundtrip) on gravel roads through Hobcaw Barony's pristine property. 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). Also offered Nov. 5. Free; weather permitting, limited to 15 participants; registration required, 843.904.9016.
7 PM - PIFMA RESCHEDULED: The Company Men at The Reserve Golf Club of Pawleys Island. The Company Men are a nationally recognized pop vocal group who have appeared on numerous national and regional television shows, including Hallmark Home and Family, Good Day New York and PBS to name a few. Unlike any other four-man vocal group touring today, The Company Men uniquely interweave today's Top 40 hits with re-imagined classics of the last six decades by blending songs by your favorite artists, including Sam Smith, The Four Tops, Michael Jackson, Katy Perry, Adele, The Temptations, Billy Joel, Prince, Meghan Trainor, Bruno Mars, Michael Bublé and more. Their show "A Night of Hits" brings you a staggering 50+ songs in just 90 minutes! Gates open at 6 PM, $25-general admission, $35-reserved, $45-preferred, 843.626.8911 or

Sunday, Oct. 23
2:30 PM - "Author's Table" presents Richard Lutman and his gritty Western, Patch of Dirt, at the Waccamaw Library. Patch of Dirt is a big sky romance, set in the wilds of Montana. Attendees will enjoy readings from the novel and a book signing. Based on the author's first-hand, youthful labors on a "Big Sky Country" ranch, this fictional account features scenes both detailed and believable. "The backdrops of the beautiful, desolate landscapes of a cold backwoods American West," the Red City Review noted recently, "successfully infuse the narrative with a brooding, brutal, and melancholy atmosphere." In addition to working on a rural Montana ranch, author Richard Lutman has also been a TV news photographer, a filmmaker, and a cab driver in the urban badlands and concrete canyons of Manhattan, New York. He has, apart from Patch of Dirt, published over two dozen short stories, three chapbooks, two novellas, and one nonfiction book. Free! For more information and to reserve a seat,
3:30 PM - Free Western Movies at Waccamaw Library  presents Lonely are the Brave (1962 NR). Kirk Douglas as John W. "Jack" Burns, a fiercely independent cowboy, arranges to have himself arrested in order to help an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary. The plot thickens as he helps his friend escape. Additional movie Nov. 4. For more information and to reserve a seat,
5-9 PM - Waccamaw Riverkeeper Annual River Celebration at the Riverside Club on the Waccamaw River, off of Hwy 90 in Conway, SC.
This is a great opportunity to support our efforts and enjoy live music by the Steady Hand String Band, evening boat rides along the Waccamaw River with Capt. Jim of River Memories, heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine and a silent auction. The silent auction includes many unique art works, bountiful gift baskets, jewelry, sculpture and recreational packages. The delicious appetizers, refreshments and entertainment contribute to an amazing evening on the banks of the beautiful Waccamaw River. $30 per person (member) / $35 per person (non-member) / $20 per person (full-time student - must provide student ID, no alcohol). For more information, or 843.349.4007.

Wednesday, Oct. 26
1 PM - The Horry County Museum (805 Main St., Conway) continues its Documentary Matinee Series with the ETV produced series Carolina Stories: Ghosts & Legends: Volume 3. Showings are free and open to the public. For more information, 843.915.5320 or

Thursday, Oct. 27
1:30-4:30 PM - Behind the Scenes Tour at Hobcaw BaronyJoin us for an expanded tour of the property with opportunities to see and experience more than what is offered on the Introductory Tour. The program includes stops at the North Inlet salt marsh, the grounds of Bellefield Plantation, Friendfield Village, and the main floor of Hobcaw House, giving participants a chance to spend more time at each location. Reservations required. $30,
5:30-6:30 PM - Cemeteries: More than Granite & Marble - free genealogical workshop at Georgetown Library Auditorium (405 Cleland St.). We can learn a lot about local history and genealogy from the burial markers honoring our dead. This presentation will include many interesting facts you can learn from visiting cemeteries.  For questions about any of the genealogy workshops or services, 843.545.3388 or

Friday, Oct. 28
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Mary Alice Monroe (A Lowcountry Christmas) at Pawleys Plantation. In this poignant continuation of the Lowcountry Summer series, a wounded warrior and his younger brother discover the true meaning of Christmas. As far as ten-year-old Miller McClellan is concerned, it's the worst Christmas ever. His father's shrimp boat is docked, his mother is working two jobs, and with finances strained, Miller is told they can't afford the dog he desperately wants. "Your brother's return from war is our family's gift," his parents tell him. But when Taylor returns with PTSD, family strains darken the holidays. Then Taylor's service dog arrives - a large black Labrador/Great Dane named Thor. His brother even got the dog! When Miller goes out on Christmas Eve with his father's axe, determined to get his family the tree they can't afford, he takes the dog for company - but accidentally winds up lost in the wild forest. The splintered family must come together to rediscover their strengths, family bond, and the true meaning of Christmas.  $25, 843.235.9600.
Friday & Saturday, Oct. 28-29
9 AM-5 PM - 28th Annual Arts and Craft Festival, sponsored by the Women's Club Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church (1633 Waverly Road, Pawleys Island). More than 60 vendors, fabulous food to go (homemade soups, quiches, chicken casseroles, Shepherd's Pie, meatballs). Phenomenal bake sale. On site Women's Club café serving breakfast and lunch. Used book sale. Book signings by local authors and every kind of craft imaginable. Silent auction of new, handcrafted items. You will have ample opportunity to take home many treasures! Proceeds benefit local nonprofits. Rain or shine! Fri., 9 AM-5 PM and Sat., 9 AM-4 PM, free to attend, 843.237.3428.
Saturday, Oct. 29
11 AM-1 PM The Moveable Feast: Jon Meacham (Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush) at Pawleys Plantation. From Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 New York Times bestselling author of American Lion, Franklin and Winston and Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, Jon Meacham, comes Destiny and Power, a sweeping yet intimate biography of George H. W. Bush. Meacham has had the kind of charmed professional life that other journalists can only envy: Newsweek managing editor at 29; editor at 37; author of four books, the latest, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, awarded the Pulitzer Prize last year in biography; currently executive editor and executive vice president at Random House. Destiny and Power reflects the qualities of both subject and biographer: judicious, balanced, deliberative, with a deep appreciation of history and the personalities who shape it. His kinder, gentler approach succeeds in making George H. W. Bush a more sympathetic - and more complex - figure than if the former president had written his own doorstopper. A portion of the proceeds of this Moveable Feast will benefit Hobcaw Barony. $50 (includes book), 843.235.9600 or
1-4 PM - Family Fun and Literacy Day at Kaminski House Museum, sponsored by International Paper. A fun-filled afternoon on the lawn will include storytelling, children's games, scarecrow building, pumpkin painting, a healthy foods tent and a spirited pumpkin patch.  Free and open to the public, 843.546.7706.
Monday, Oct. 31
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.  Prizes will be awarded for the Scariest, the Funniest and the Most Creative costumes. Later, join in for grown-up fun with the Adult Costume Contest! Over $2,500 in cash and prizes awarded for the top three costumes. Free, details at or call 843.497.3450.

Friday, Nov. 4 
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Donna Everhart (The Education of Dixie Dupree) at Hot Fish Club, Murrells Inlet. Narrated by her young heroine in a voice as sure and resonant as The Secret Life of Bees' Lily or Bastard Out of Carolina's Bone, Donna Everhart's remarkable debut is a story about mothers and daughters, the guilt and pain that pass between generations, and the truths that are impossible to hide, especially from ourselves. In 1969, Dixie Dupree is eleven years old and already an expert liar. Only when Dixie desperately needs help and is met with disbelief does she realize how much damage her past lies have done. But she has courage and a spirit that may yet prevail, forcing secrets into the open and allowing her to forgive and become whole again. $25, 843.235.9600 or
6:30 PM - Western Movie Night at Waccamaw Library presents The Searchers (1956 PG) brings John Wayne to the screen as Ethan Edwards, who returns home to Texas after the Civil War. When members of his brother's family are attacked by Comanches, he vows to track down his surviving relatives and bring them home. Edwards gets word that his niece Debbie, played by Natalie Wood, is alive, and, along with her adopted brother, Martin Pawley, played by Jeffrey Hunter, he embarks on a dangerous journey deep into Comanche territory to find her. For more information and to reserve a seat, email

Saturday, Nov. 5
10 AM-Noon - Bike to the Boardwalk. Bike through Hobcaw's forest to the Reserve's beautiful salt marsh boardwalk on North Inlet estuary. Bike 5 miles (roundtrip) on gravel roads through Hobcaw Barony's pristine property. 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). Free; weather permitting, limited to 15 participants; registration required, 843.904.9016.
12:30-3 PM - Taste of Georgetown. Fundraiser for the Family Justice Center serving victims of domestic violence. Front Street, Georgetown. 22 local restaurants, 3 bands. Tickets $1 each or 23 tickets for $20. For information call 843.546.3926 or
2 PM  RESCHEDULED - The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's at Grand Lake in Market Common. This is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. In 2015, an estimated 9,000+ people participated at our nine South Carolina locations. Check in starts at 2 PM; opening ceremony begins at 2:45 PM; walk start at 3 PM. For more details and to register, Amanda Newberry, 843.614.6608 or, 1.800.272.3900 or

5-8 PM RESCHEDULED - 7th Annual Wild Side at Hobcaw House on the Baruch Foundation property in Georgetown, celebrating Jimmy Chandler's legacy and the South Carolina Environmental Law Project's 28th Anniversary. Jim Elliott, founder and executive director of the Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw, will be the featured speaker. 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 artist, a riding tour of Bellefield House and Friendfield Village and a boat tour of Winyah Bay are offered. $50, 843.527.0078 or

Sunday, Nov. 6
2-5 PM - The Georgetown School of Arts & Sciences will host Georgetown Business Association's 4th annual Oyster Roast at Francis Marion Park in downtown Georgetown. Oysters, pileau, hotdogs, desserts, beer, wine, drinks & silent auction to benefit The TGS scholarship fund.

Sunday-Tuesday, Nov. 6-8
Noon - Women's Weekend 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 provided. $400, double occupancy; $450, single. 843.235.9600 or

Monday, Nov. 7
1 PM - RESCHEDULED Wachesaw Plantation Club presents Golf "Fore" Kids Tournament to benefit Miss Ruby's Kids. Shotgun start. $125 per player or $400 per team includes golf, breakfast, gourmet dinner, swag bag. Register online at or call 843.527.0277.
Thursday, Nov. 10
6-8 PM - Baruch Roundtable - Ramblings of a Lowcountry Game Warden. Share BBQ and fixings before the fire at the Kimbel Lodge with a coastal crimefighter. Ben McC. Moïse served with distinction as SC game warden for nearly a quarter century, patrolling the coastal woods and waters. The colorful, cigar-chomping, ticket-writing scourge of lowcountry fish-and-game-law violators discusses his treacherous and often hilarious job. With a lawman's eye for fine details, a conservationist's nose for the aroma of pluff mud, and a seasoned storyteller's ear for the rhythms of a good southern yarn, Moïse recounts his efforts to protect the lowcountry landscape. Moïse also speaks of evolving attitudes and changing regulations governing coastal conservation. In recognition of his achievements in law enforcement, he was presented the Guy Bradley Award by the North American Fish and Wildlife Foundation in 1990 and the Order of the Palmetto by South Carolina governor Carroll Campbell in 1994. He is a contributor to the Charleston Post and Courier, Charleston Mercury, Garden and Gun Magazine and author of Ramblings of a Lowcountry Game Warden. Casual attire, BYOB. Reservations required, limited to 60. $30,

Friday, Nov. 11
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie (America's First Daughter) at Ocean One. In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling authors Dray and Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson's eldest daughter, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Randolph - a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy. As Thomas Jefferson's oldest daughter, she becomes his helpmate, protector, and constant companion in the wake of her mother's death, traveling with him when he becomes American minister to France. There, at 15, she learns about her father's troubling liaison with Sally Hemings, a slave girl her own age. As scandal, tragedy, and poverty threaten her family, Patsy must decide how much she will sacrifice to protect her father's reputation, in the process defining not just his political legacy, but that of the nation he founded. $25, 843.235.9600 or

Saturday, Nov. 12
10 AM-4 PM - Miss Ruby' Kids Kitchen Tour. Visit beautiful kitchens in historic Georgetown and the Pawleys Island area. Plus the Arts & Crafts Fair at St. Peter's Apple Dumpling Festival (9:30 AM-4 PM) at the Kitchen Tour check-in at St. Peter's Lutheran Church (65 Crooked Oak Drive). $30 (in advance, limited to 350 tickets) or $35 (day of event, if available). 843-527-0277 or
1-2 PM - Feeding Frenzy. Feeding time at the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center is the most exciting time of day - for our animals at least! Help Reserve staff feed all of our hungry exhibit critters, including our North Inlet fish, crabs, turtles, snakes, and even our alligator! During the feeding, learn about the animals' biology and their natural habitats. Also offered Dec. 10. Free; please call to register, 843.904.9016.

4-6 PM - 39th Annual South Carolina Watermedia Society Juried Exhibition opening reception at the Burrough & Chapin Art Musem in Myrtle Beach. Free and open to the public. 843.238.2510 or

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. 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
Through Nov. - The Horry County Museum (805 Main St., Conway) offers a new pictorial exhibit, Hurricane Hazel: Through Our Lenses. The photographs on exhibit were donated to the museum by local photographers. These personal photos tell the story of Hurricane Hazel's devastation and the impact the hurricane had along the Grand Strand. Many of these photographs are now also part of the Horry County Archives Center's Digital Repository, which can be found at The Horry County Museum is free and open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 9 AM-5 PM. 843.915-5320 or
Through Nov. 27 - South Carolina Water Media Society's 39th Annual Art Exhibition at Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, Myrtle Beach. Details at

Through Dec. 30 - The Franklin G. Burroughs & Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum presents Celia Pearson's "Layerings: A Glimpse of Southeast Asia."  Based in photography, Pearson's works combine traditional prints with photomontages, prints on rice paper and prints on silk.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Hurricane Forces Reschedule of 1st Thursday Presentation

October 1st Thursday Postponed   
The October 1st Thursday program featuring Dr. O'Neal Smalls of Freewood Farm will be rescheduled to a more opportune time.  We will give you plenty of notice so you can make your plans to attend this very interesting presentation


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