What's happening on the Waccamaw Neck ~ compliments of the Friends of Waccamaw Library!
FOWL Community Connector
November 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.
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.
Adults at Waccamaw Library - most programs are free, although some require membership. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Photographers at the Waccamaw Library: Sandra Barnes & June Jordan
Photographers Sandra Barnes and June J. Jordan will have their work on display November. 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.
Classics for Kids: Tom Warner/Anne Potterfield Tribute
When the Waccamaw Neck lost Tom Warner of Litchfield Books in 2015, the Waccamaw Library lost a longstanding friend and supporter. One of the bookstore's frequent patrons, Sue Ann Whittick, came up with a terrific win-win way to honor Tom and one of his most loyal customers, Anne Potterfield, who passed that year as well. Both believed in the importance of reading to children from an early age, and certainly social and educational research has borne out its value.
With the guidance of Children's Librarian Amy King, a list of must-read, well-worn children's "classics" has been compiled. It is impossible to keep these favorites fresh and prohibitive to reorder, when there are so many new children's books published every year and a limited budget to spend on them.
The list is available at the Children's Library desk and at Litchfield Books where Tom's wife, Vickie Crafton, will be happy to order them, include a nameplate and then donate them on your behalf to the Waccamaw Library. For more information, give Vickie a call at 843.237.8138 or speak with Amy at the library, 843.545.3623.
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WaccamawNeckArtsAlliance.com Call to area ARTISTS, AUTHORS, MUSICIANS and PERFORMERS. Sign up to receive updates as this new group develops its website and opportunities for local artists, authors, musicians, and performers to reach potential audiences. Former SC congresswoman and award-winning area artist Vida Miller (Gray Man Gallery) has spearheaded this alliance that is already 250 members strong.
Tuesday, Nov. 15
9:30 AM - The Low Country Herb Society (LCHS) meets at the Waccamaw Library in Pawleys Island. The guest speaker will be Patricia Mishoe, Hobcaw Barony's horticulture expert. Membership in LCHS 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. Every regular meeting includes a guest speaker, tips and tricks with herbs, and information on the Herb of the Month. For more information, look for us on Facebook or contact us at the following email address: email@example.com.
Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 16-19
Georgetown Library Fall Book Sale features histories, mysteris, humor, children's book, DVDs, coffee table books, cookbooks! Hardbacks are just $2 and paperbacks are $1. The sale will be held in the auditorium and entrance lobby of the library at these times: Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 16 & 17 from 9 AM-7 PM; Friday, Nov. 18 from 9 AM-5 PM; and
1 PM - The Horry County Museum (805 Main Street, Conway) continues its Documentary Matinee Series, featuring films from the museum's collection. November films include:
11/16 - Waves of Change: The Story of Myrtle Beach, SC
11/23 - Simeon Brooks Chapin: A Man of Action
11/30 - War Birds: Diary of an Unknown Aviator
Showings are free and open to the public. For more information, call 843.915.5320 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To view a full list of documentaries and other programs at the museum, visit our website at HorryCountyMuseum.org.
5-6:30 PM - Meet and Greet the new PILBA (Pawleys Island/Litchfield Business Association) at the Bunnelle Foundation's conference center. Learn who they are and their goals and mission. For more information, visit JoinPilba@gmail.com.
Thursday, Nov. 17
5:30-7:30 PM - Cocktails With the Baruchs. Gather at Hobcaw House for an evening of make-believe-dress in 1930s attire to enjoy a vintage cocktail party as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Baruch. The roles of Bernard Mannes Baruch, financier and adviser to presidents, and of Annie Wilcox Baruch, wife, mother and hostess, will be brought to life for your enjoyment by actor Jeff Siegrist and Hobcaw Barony staff. Siegrist, a native of Knoxville, has several years of amateur theater experience and is a member of the Swamp Fox Players of Georgetown. The drama, humor and sentiment are based on research, interviews and photographs of the Baruch family. Reservations required, limited to 40. Thurs., 5:30-7:30 PM, $50, 843.546.4623 or HobcawBarony.org.
Friday, Nov. 18
10 AM - FOWL presents Chris Judge on "The Pee Dee, Cheraw and Waccamaw: Archaeology and Ethnohistory in Eastern South Carolina" at the Waccamaw Library. Later that day, from 4:30-7:00 pm, you're invited to bring in your own Native American artifacts for identification. Chris Judge is the Director of the Native American Studies Center at USC Lancaster, where he teaches courses in anthropology, archaeology and Native American Studies. After earning B.A. and M.A. degrees in Anthropology from USC Columbia, he has devoted his life to the study of Native Americans in South Carolina. Judge is active in many archeological and anthropology organizations, including the Native American Advisory Committee, South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs. In 2006, he joined the faculty at USC Lancaster and to help build the newly formed Native American Studies. He was appointed Assistant Director of Native American Studies at USCL in 2007. By 2012, Judge served as building supervisor for the 15,000 square foot Native American Studies Center that houses galleries, Special Collections, archives, archaeology, Catawba language and folklore labs and classrooms. He also runs a public archaeology lab at the NASC (Native Americans Studies Center) where they invite volunteer members of the public of all ages to wash and sort artifacts recovered from the Kolb site.To reserve a seat or for more information, email@example.com
2 PM - "Holidogs" book signing with author Gayle Agee and illustrator Millie Doud at Litchfield Books, following the sold-out Moveable Feast. 843.237.8138.
4:30-7 PM - Bring in your own Native American artifacts to the Waccamaw Library for identification by expert Chris Judge! To reserve a seat or for more information: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Nov. 19
9:30-3:30 PM - Saturday Drawing Workshops with Bob Johnston at Litchfield Beach. Principles of Portraiture - 9:30-11:30 AM, $20/session; Life Drawing - 12-3:30 PM, $35/session. Bob Johnston studied Fine Art and Industrial Art at the Society of Arts & Crafts in Detroit, Michigan, and spent a career there in industrial design before retiring to the Litchfield area in 1994. He specializes in pastels of people, pets and landscapes, having produced more than 3500 portraits since 1948. For the past 20 years, Bob has taught Principles of Portraiture, Pet Portraiture, and Life Drawing through Campus Brookgreen, CLASS, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and independently. Reservations are required. For more information or to register for a Saturday workshop, call 843-299-0195 or 843.325.4570 or email email@example.com.
11:30 AM-3 PM - Murrells Inlet 2020 13th Annual Oyster Roast is a creek-front tradition and a favorite for locals and visitors. Oyster-eaters belly up to the tables at Wicked Tuna for an all-you-can-eat afternoon feast of steamed oysters. A menu of other food items (bar-b-que, dogs, chicken bog, chowder, clams...), beer and soda are separately priced. Live music. Free admission to the event (rain or shine). Bring an oyster knife or buy one at the roast. Proceeds benefit MI2020. Sat., 11:30 AM-3 PM, $30 advance, $35 at the door, 843.357.2007.
2-5 PM - Fallidays at Art Works in the Litchfield Exchange (14363 Ocean Highway, Litchfield). Join Art Works' artists (Terry Belanger, Kathi Bixler, Nancy Bracken, Roger Cleveland, Gwen Coley, Robert Denney, Millie Doud, Zenobia Harper, Sharon Knost, Barbara Linderman, Mary Helen Lowrimore, Suz Mole, Barnie Slice, M.P. "Squeaky" Swenson, Cindy Valentine, Kathy Welde and Jane Woodward) and CLASS Publishing authors with their new books (Tanya Ackerman, Gayle Agee, Millie Doud, Nancy Seitz and Anne Swift Malarich), plus additional local authors of animal books at this fall reception. Great gift artwork, booksigning, music by internationally known jazz combo Bob Ackerman & Pam Purvis and refreshments (special dips by Murrells Inlet Seafood, wine & cheese, punch & cookies, chocolates & coffee). Proceeds to benefit Canine Angels, rescue dogs trained as service dogs for disabled veterans and first responders. "Angels" will be present and help collect funds for the raffle items! Visit Miss Ruby's Kids' Christmas ornament table and help support their mission to bring the joy of reading to young people. Free to look, listen, chat and nosh! 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
Monday, Nov. 21
4:30 PM - The Grand Strand Camellia Society will meet at the Waccamaw Neck Library to make final preparations for our 13th annual show on January 14-15, 2017 at Inlet Square Mall. For more details, please call Mack at 843.995.1256.
Tuesday, Nov. 22
9 AM-3 PM - Wash Day at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm. The L. W. Paul Living History Farm is open Tuesday-Saturday 9 AM-4 PM and teaches the history of the Horry County farm family from 1900-1955. The farm is free and open to the public and is located at the corner of Hwy 701 North and Harris Shortcut Road in Conway, SC. For more information, please contact the L. W. Paul Living History Farm at 843.365.3596 or email the Horry County Museum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Nov. 25
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: CLASS Publishing (Brookgreen Gardens: Nights of a Thousand Candles and Brookgreen Gardens: The Trail through The Zoo) at Kimbel's, Wachesaw. Join the photographer (Anne Swift Malarich) and editors (Linda Ketron, Libby Bernardin and Susan Laughter Meyers) and a number of the contributing poets to celebrate the collaborative creation of this companion volume to last year's Through the Seasons in Images and Words. From Malarich's photographic chronicle of the 15 years of Nights of a Thousand Candles, 180 photographs were selected to represent the event's evolution to one of the South's most cherished holiday celebrations. A second publication, created by poet Nancy Seitz, artists Millie Doud and Barbara Smullen, and photographer Anne Malarich, is a children's coloring book of the birds and animals housed at the Brookgreen Zoo. $25, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
Friday-Monday, Nov. 25-28 9:30 AM-5 PM - Brookgreen Gardens Members are invited to Keepsakes, the Brookgreen Shop, on Thanksgiving weekend to receive an additional 10% discount off purchases (some exclusions apply). 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.
Nov. 25 - Jan. 1, 2017 9:30 AM-5 PM - "Holiday Exhibits" at Brokgreen Gardens open daily and during Nights of a Thousand Candles two indoor exhibits are beautiful additions to the seasonal celebration and are included in admission. 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.
Saturday, Nov. 26
5:30-7:30 PM - A Very Fashionable Christmas candlelight tours at Kaminski House Museum. Also offered Dec. 17. $10 (members), $15 (non-members), $5 (children), 843.546.7706 or KaminskiMuseum.org.
Thursday, Dec. 1
10 AM-Noon - First Thursdays Speaker Series at Waccamaw Library. Sponsored by FOWL, John Kenny, administrative coordinator of Georgetown Innovation Center, presents the history and deep roots of "Georgetown's Lebanese Community," sharing highlights of extensive research he has done for a volume he will soon publish on the subject. First Thursdays offered Jan. 5, Feb. 2, March 2, April 6 and May 4. Free, email@example.com or theFOWL.org.
6-8 PM - The Moveable Feast: Cassandra King (A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life) at Pawleys Plantation. Our first ever Moveable Feast supper to satisfy the huge demand to hear and feel the late beloved Pat Conroy among us again. Our thanks to Cassandra King for arranging her schedule to accommodate these back-to-back Moveable Feasts. With a beautiful introduction from his widow, novelist Cassandra King, A Lowcountry Heart honors Pat Conroy's legacy and the innumerable lives he touched. This new volume of nonfiction brings together some of the most charming interviews, magazine articles, speeches, and letters from Conroy's long literary career, many of them addressed directly to his readers with his habitual greeting, "Hey, out there." Ranging across diverse subjects, such as favorite recent reads, the challenge of staying motivated to exercise, and processing the loss of dear friends, Conroy's eminently memorable pieces offer a unique window into the life of a true titan of Southern writing. Finally, the collection turns to remembrances of "The Great Conroy," as he is lovingly titled by friends, and concludes with a eulogy. The inarguable power of Conroy's work resonates throughout A Lowcountry Heart, and his influence promises to endure. This moving tribute is sure to be a cherished keepsake for any true Conroy fan and remain a lasting monument to one of the best-loved masters of contemporary American letters. $25, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 1-3
3-10 PM - Nights of a Thousand Candles. See Brookgreen Gardens come to life amid the soft glow of more than 5,500 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights. Walk the paths with a warm cup of cider, hear the sounds of hand bells ringing, carolers singing, and celebrate the season with family and friends. The 80-foot-tall fir tree decorated with 70,000 lights will be lighted in ceremonial fashion at 5:45 PM every night. An outdoor glass sculpture exhibit will be on display in Anne's Garden. Created by Conway Glass, guests will see the garden beautifully decorated with new hand-blown glass flowers and trees. Also offered Dec. 8-10 and Dec. 15-18. Thurs.-Sat., 3-10 PM, November prices: Adult ($13, member; $17, general public), Child 4-12 ($8, member; $10, general public); December prices: Adult ($14, member; $18, general public), Child 4-12 ($8, member; $10, general public); All children age 3 and under are free. Purchase tickets at 1.888.713.4253 or at Brookgreen.org.
Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 1-4
Times Vary - An Inlet Christmas. This will be the second annual Inlet Christmas Weekend which includes promotion of local business open houses, a Christmas Tree Lighting with Santa at Morse Park on Friday Night, the Christmas Home Tour on Saturday and our Christmas Parade on Sunday. Detail below and at MurrellsInletSC.com.
Friday, Dec. 2
2 PM - The Moveable Feast/Book Signing: Cassandra King (A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life). The Feast is full but you can meet the author for a book signing at Litchfield Books, Fri., 2 PM, 843.237.8138.
5-7 PM - Murrells Inlet Christmas Tree Lighting. Come enjoy a fun family evening at Morse Park! Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus will be there checking their list and discovering what the kiddos want to find on Christmas morning. There will be Christmas music, and we will light a beautiful tree at 6 PM! You can also sip on hot chocolate as the kids make a special craft! Free to everyone and dogs welcome on a leash. Free, 843.357.2007 or MurrellsInletSC.com.
Saturday, Dec. 3
9 & 10 AM - Breakfast with Santa sponsored by the Georgetown Business Association at DiAngelo's (929 Front Street), SeaportGeorgetown.com.
10 AM-4 PM - Murrells Inlet Christmas Tour of Homes. This year's tour includes homes in Sterling Pointe, The Shady Oaks, Highwood, Oak Hampton, Collins Creek and The Orchard. $25 in advance, $30 day of tour, 843.357.2007 or MurrellsInletSC.com.
11 AM - Christmas Parade with lunch specials, followed by Kringle Krawl Sidewalk Sale (4-11 PM) sponsored by Georgetown Business Association. SeaportGeorgetown.com.
11 AM-4 PM - Atalaya Holiday Celebration. The Friends of Huntington Beach State Park are sponsoring holiday decorated rooms, musical entertainment, baked goods and crafts, lunch catered by Murray and Mike's. Rain or shine. $3 plus park admission.
6 PM - Lighted Boat Parade line up at Georgetown Drystack at 5:30 PM; parade along the Boardwalk, 6 PM; Tree Lighting & Family Christmas Program directly after boat parade in Francis Marion Park. SeaportGeorgetown.com.
3 PM - Murrells Inlet Annual Christmas Parade: Thousands come out to Business 17 each year to enjoy the parade. Free, 843.357.2007 or MurrellsInletSC.com.
4 PM - A Service of Advent Lessons and Carols at Church of the Resurrection (8901 US 17 Bypass, South Surfside Beach). A gift to the Grand Strand Community from the choirs at Resurrection. It is a service of readings from the Bible full of God's promises, coupled with prayers and choral music. The service is followed by a reception. An offering will be taken to support the Music Ministries of Resurrection. Free to attend, 843.215.4500.
Wednesday, Dec. 7
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Robert J. Sherertz (A Hero Among Millions) at Inlet Affairs. Lt Commander Jack Sherertz joined the Navy as a 90-day Wonder Ensign and began World War II on the USS Nevada on December 7, 1941. He was then transferred to PT boat Squadron 1 and to Midway Island in time for the Battle of Midway. He was reassigned to PT boat Squadron 34, shipped to England and participated in D-Day and the defense of the Channel Islands. Over the five years that he served in the Navy he lost six fellow Ensigns at Pearl Harbor, fifty other men on the USS Nevada, organized the funeral for eleven marine pilots on Midway, and ordered sixteen men to their death off the coast of Jersey Island. He had at least 83 good reasons why he never talked about the war, but finally, at the age of 91, he decided to tell his story ... to his son. Bob Sherertz, Murrells Inlet resident and Grand Strand Regional Hospital staff physician, was a committed recorder of his father's World War II experience. His medical research experience came in handy filling in the few gaps in his father's story and confirming what was said in every way possible. But mostly, as in the oral traditions of old, he listened carefully and wrote down the story for future generations. $25, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 8-10
3-10 PM - Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens. See Dec. 1-5 entry for details. Also offered Dec. 15-18. Advanced tickets only: adult ($14 member, $18 nonmember), child ($8 member, $10 nonmember), under 3 (free), group price for 15 guests or more, 843.235.6021 or Brookgreen.org.
Friday-Saturday, Dec. 9-10
FOWL Holiday Bazaar at the Waccamaw Library will include gifts, CD/DVDs, great books, and more. Hundreds of books in pristine condition for gift giving or winter reading. Fri., Noon-7 PM and Sat., 9 AM-Noon, 843.545.3387 or theFOWL.org.
Friday, Dec. 9
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Marjory Wentworth (We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel) at Carefree Catering. On June 17, 2015, at 9:05 p.m., a young man with a handgun opened fire on a prayer meeting at the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine members of the congregation. The captured shooter, twenty-one-year-old Dylan Roof, a white supremacist, was charged with their murders. Two days after the shooting, while Roof's court hearing was held on video conference, the families of his nine victims, one by one, appeared on the screen - forgiving the killer. The "Emanuel Nine" set a profound example for their families, their city, their nation, and indeed the world. Written by Herb Frazier, Bernard Edward Powers Jr., and Marjory Wentworth, We Are Charleston tells the story of a people, continually beaten down, who seem to continually triumph over the worst of adversity. The writersnot only recount the events of that terrible day but also offer a history lesson that reveals a deeper look at the suffering, triumph, and even the ongoing rage of the people who formed Mother Emanuel A.M.E. church and the wider denominational movement. $25, 843.235.9600 o ClassAtPawleys.com.
1-3:30 PM - Behind the Lab Coats. What goes on behind the doors of the NERR Headquarters and USC's Baruch Marine Laboratory? Take a tour of the lab and talk to the scientists about their projects. Learn about research and monitoring programs, plus all of the education, stewardship and training programs offered. Cameras welcomed. Free; limited to 14 participants; registration required, 843.904.9016.
5-8 PM - Island Art Gallery Holiday Open House and Annual Miniature Masterpiece Show. Festive music, wine and great company with people's choice award and all paintings in the show available for sale at $150 each at the end of the evening. Free to attend, 843.314.0298, PawleysIslandArt.com.
Saturday, Dec. 10
Noon-3 PM - Plantation Christmas Oyster Roast & BBQ. Bellefield Plantation and Hobcaw Barony celebrate the holidays the old-fashioned way. Hobcaw hosts a lowcountry oyster roast and BBQ feast complete with chicken bog, sides, dessert, wine and beer. Tours and interpretation of Bellefield Plantation include Southern customs and symbolism of Christmas greenery, plantation preparations of the 19th century, and the Baruch family's hunting parties of the 20th century. Bring your own chair. Space limited. Reservations required. $50 per person. 843.546.4623 or HobcawBarony.org.
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. Free; please call to register, 843.904.9016.
1:30-5:30 PM - Yuletide Tour of Homes sponsored by Friends of the Georgetown Library. Offered for touring will be eight lovely residences bedecked in their holiday finery and a beautiful house museum that will serve as a refreshment site. The tour is self-guided and maps will be provided. Enjoy celebrating the holiday season, and all proceeds fund future library programming. Tickets are $25, ($20 for any Friend of the Library), and may be purchased in advance at the Georgetown Library (405 Cleland Street) or the Waccamaw Library (41 St. Paul Place). 843.545.3303. If the phone lines are not repaired yet, call Trudy Bazemore at 843.997.1892.
Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 15-18
3-10 PM - Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens. See Dec. 1-3 entry for details. Thurs.-Sun., 3-10 PM, Advanced ticket only: adult ($14 member, $18 nonmember), child ($8 member, $10 nonmember), under 3 (free), group price for 15 guests or more, 843.235.6021 or Brookgreen.org.
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 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 http://www.coastal.edu/library/digital/index.html. The Horry County Museum is free and open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 9 AM-5 PM. 843.915-5320 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 SCWatermedia.com.
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. MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org.