Thursday, December 28, 2017

2018 Tea and Poetry Series at the Library

FOWL Co-sponsors 2018 Tea & Poetry Series
Please note that the first reading in the series takes place on the SECOND Thursday of January; all others are on the FIRST Thursday of the month.
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Friday, December 15, 2017

Your bi-monthly FOWL newsletter is here!

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

The Friends of Waccamaw Library's bi-monthly digital newsletter aims to let you know what's happening on the Waccamaw Neck and Georgetown (farther afield if it's library-related). This e-communication supplements the hard copy newsletter mailed quarterly and is sent to all Friends (whose e-dresses we have) and to all who ask to be added to the 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.
Game on! We play a wide variety of family friendly board and card games and always have a great time. Free,
  • Mondays - Open Gaming & Cooperative game day, ages 10+, 3-6 PM.
  • Tuesdays - Open Gaming & Tabletop, ages 10+, 3-6 PM.
  • Wednesdays - Open Gaming & Magic the Gathering Day, ages 10+, 3-6 PM.
  • Open Gaming & Art Day, 10+, 3-6 PM.
  • Fridays - Minecraft Friday, all ages (under 10 accompanied by adult), 2:30-5 PM.
  • Saturdays - Open Gaming, 10+, 11 AM-5 PM. First Saturday each month - Magic the Gathering Draft and competition; Last Saturday each month - Library Game Days, 11 AM-1 PM focus on games for children and families; 1 PM on focus on games for teens and adults.
  • Storytime! Every Wednesday, 10:30 AM. Ages birth to 5.
  • Art with the Myrtle Beach Art Museum. Ages 7 and up, 1st Wednesday each month, 3-4 PM.
  • Canine Angels. Reading has gone to the dogs! Check out this link to see the benefits to children of reading to attentive pooches: All ages, 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month, 3-4 PM.
  • 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
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.
  • Technology Club meets on the second Monday each month at 9:30 AM to discuss advances.
  • Waccamaw Genealogy Club meets on the third Monday each month, 9-11:30 AM.
  • Knitting Group meets Mondays, 1-3 PM to knit and crochet with company and share patterns and techniques. Contact Carol Davison at
  • Low Country Herb Society meets at 9:30 AM on the second Tuesday each month (Jan. 9, Feb. 13, Mar. 13) through May. Annual dues are $25,
  • Mah Jongg Club meets Tuesdays, 1-3 PM, bring your set and current card.
  • A Course in Miracles meets Tuesdays, 6:30-8 PM, facilitated by Marc Breines, 704.309.2415.
November-December Artist at the Waccamaw Library: Cynthia Hoppin Shuler
Cynthia's stunning artwork series, Salt Life, is a combination of impressionistic and expressionistic influences, with a rich pallet of joyous color. She enjoys painting the wide range of subject matter available in the Low Country, and is particularly drawn to the figurative riches presented by the beaches of the Grand Strand. 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, and did further post graduate studio work at the University of Tennessee. In the summer of 2016 she studied at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy. Her work has been on display in several states and competed in international, national, and regional shows, winning several awards. She is represented locally by The Island Fine Art Gallery in Pawleys Island and The Prince George Gallery in Georgetown. For more information, 
November-December Photographer at the Waccamaw Library: CNPA 11
The Waccamaw Library presents a two-month exhibit featuring the works of eleven fantastic nature photographers from the Myrtle Beach Region of the Carolinas' Nature Photographers Association. CNPA is a group of amateur and professional nature photographers based in the Northeast area of South Carolina and the extreme Southeast area of North Carolina. The group promotes nature photography in the Carolinas and an awareness and appreciation of the area's natural beauty. Enjoy riveting scenes of birds, insects, beaches, flowers and more from Sandra Anderson, Gary Baird, Sandra Barnes, Steve Brooks, Patricia Tanner Candal, Roger Doyle, Bonnie Eaglin, Terri Eddinger, David Fattaleh, Clarke Hayes, Anne Malarich, and Peter Maronge. For more information,
The FOWL Holiday Happening met the "Chandler/Peterkin Room" naming goal of $15,000! Thank you Lee Brockington and Bill Oberst Jr. for a memorable program! 
Unique Christmas Gifts at the FOWL Friends Center. The Friends Center theme this year is "Home for Christmas." There are still some unique items to GIVE for someone else's home or to KEEP for your own.
Our gifts are always thoughtfully sourced and often one of a kind, so  once we sell out of an item, no more will be ordered. If you see it and love it, you should buy it now! We have about 15 hardcover copies of "Sister" Peterkin and Billy Baldwin's book Heaven is a Beautiful Place at the Friends Center for $25 each - all to benefit the South Georgetown planned library's starter book collection!  
French Film Festival passes (six films for $8) are available Dec. 1 at Art Works in the Litchfield Exchange. The Festival will be held at the Waccamaw Library, Friday-Sunday, Jan. 26-28 and Friday-Sunday, Feb. 2-4, 2018. (Great stocking stuffer!) For film details, or pick up a flyer in the Friends Center.
Friday, Dec. 15-Monday, Jan. 1
The Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum will be closed for scheduled maintenance and exhibition installations. The Museum will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 2.

Friday-Sunday, Dec. 15-17 (Sold Out!) 
3-10 PM - Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens. Although the event is sold out, you can visit the two indoor galleries (one decorated in Gullah art traditions and the other featuring the trains of Christmas past!) through Jan. 2. The 16-year history of Nights of Thousand Candles is available at Keepsakes in photographer Anne Swift Malarich's gorgeous coffee table book. 843.235.6000 or
Saturday, Dec. 16
9 AM-Noon - Breakfast with Santa at Pawleys Plantation. Delicious breakfast, including a picture with Santa. $15 adults, $10 children. Reservations required, Chantell Dowell at 843.237.6082 or Annie Watts at 843.237.6083.
11 AM-2 PM - Art Works hosts Tanya Ackerman in a "last minute" book signing of Pawleys Island: Chasing the Light and a great deal on her 2018 calendars - the perfect hostess gift or to have on-hand for those you "forgot." At the Litchfield Exchange (14363 Ocean Hwy). Refreshments! 843.235.9600.
1-3:30 PM - Traditional Christmas Music at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm (Hwy 701 North and Harris Short Cut Road, Conway). Join us to hear your favorite traditional Christmas music performed live in the church building on the farm. Farm Site Manager Wayne Skipper and other local musicians will get you in the Christmas spirit.  Free and open to the public, 843.3655.3596 or
5 PM - The 3rd Annual MarshWalk Santa Crawl in Murrells Inlet. Participants are encouraged to dress in their finest Christmas-themed attire as they celebrate on the MarshWalk and enjoy the holiday fun one bar at a time. Each of the eight MarshWalk Restaurants and Bars plan to feature holiday drink and dinner specials along with live holiday music. The first 25 guests to arrive at each restaurant (totaling 200 guests) will receive a FREE beaded shot glass necklace. Also, the MarshWalk group will be giving away a $1000 cash prize to the individual whose holiday outfit best represents the spirit of the season. You must collect a wristband from the following MarshWalk locations to be eligible for the cash prize...Bovine's, Wahoo's, Bubba's Love Shak, Creek Ratz, Drunken Jack's, Tuna Shak, Dead Dog Saloon, The Claw House. The MarshWalk Group includes the following restaurants: Bovine's, Wahoo's Fish House, Drunken jacks, Captain Dave's Dockside, Creek Ratz, Dead Dog Saloon, The Claw House, and The Wicked Tuna. Like our Facebook page (@TheMarshWalkofMurrellsInlet) or 843.497.3450.
Sunday, Dec. 17
2:30 PM - POV (Point of View) canceled (schedules got crazy this close to Christmas). The series will launch in the new year. or
Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 27-29
9 AM-12:30 PM - Winter Coastal Ecology Camp at Hobcaw Barony for children grades 2-5. $100,
Thursday, Dec. 28
1:30-4 PM - Hike Hobcaw: The Rice Mill Ruins. Exclusive hike with Hobcaw Barony staff through trails usually closed to the public. This 4 mile hike begins at the woods of Belle Baruch's airport and continues to Barnyard Village. This African American community contains extant buildings that were lived in until the 1940s, as well as the 19th century brick rice mill's ruins. While enjoying the views of rice fields created by enslaved labor of the rice era, discussion will revolve around natural and cultural history, as well as nature and ecosystems of this part of Hobcaw Barony. (Exertion level: High impact, hiking for 4 miles) Free, but reservations required.
Friday, Dec. 29
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Ernest Merchant (Lost and Found) at Ocean One, Litchfield. This is not your stereotypical gay-hairdresser-addict-convict story ... if there is such a thing. In the vein of Augusten Burroughs and Jeannette Walls, Lost and Found is a harrowing tale of survival in a world hostile to diversity. The memoir spans five decades, from the young boy whose search for identity and self-empowerment begins with the haunting observation, "there are no pictures of me as a baby," through a dark, spiraling vortex of bad decisions, while "looking for love in all the wrong places." With unflinching candor, Merchant explores the issues of sexual diversity, drug addiction, crime and punishment, and social prejudice. His sardonic humor and clear-eyed honesty take the reader on a dangerous journey, battling the demons of self-destruction - a war that turns out to be surprisingly uplifting. Published by CLASS Publishing, $30, 843.235.9600 or
Sunday, Dec. 31
6-9 PM - New Year's Eve "Garden by Candlelight" Pre-Party. Begin your New Year's Eve celebration at Brookgreen when the sculpture garden will open with thousands of hand-lit candles, holiday lights, and music. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. Space is limited for this special evening in the gardens and advanced tickets are required. Sun., $20 (non-members) and $15 (members), 843.235.6021 or

Friday, Jan. 5-Thursday, Jan. 11
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Coastal Carolina University presents Taste of OLLI designed to share the spring semester offerings. Come "shop" for classes by browsing the displays and talking one-on-one with some of the participating instructors. Mingle with other OLLI members, staff, board members and some of the participating partners. Friday, Jan. 5, 9 AM-Noon at Coastal Science Center, Conway; Tuesday, Jan. 9, 9 AM-Noon at Myrtle Beach Education Center, Myrtle Beach; Thursday, Jan. 11, 9 AM-Noon at Litchfield Education Center, Litchfield; Thursday, Jan. 11, 2-4 PM at Georgetown Education Center, Georgetown.
Friday, Jan. 5
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: A.J. Tata (Direct Fire) at Inlet Affairs. Former brigadier general turned best-selling author A.J. Tata kicks off his fourth Jake Mahegan thriller with a powerful opening that introduces readers to Jackknife, a cold-blooded killer who serves as a worthy antagonist and a formidable opponent for Tata's hero. After slaughtering a billionaire banker and his family in the dark of the night, Jackknife turns his attention to the next name on his list - former Army paratrooper and ex-Delta Force operative, 30-year-old Native American Jake Mahegan, one of the baddest men in the thriller genre right now. His creator, Anthony Joseph Tata (aka A.J. and Tony), served 28 years in the United States Army before retiring in 2009. His military accomplishments merit a google expedition. He currently serves as the National Security Expert for One American News Network, appearing every Tuesday with Liz Wheeler on Tipping Point. He appears frequently as a guest commentator on national and local television and radio networks around the country. $30, 843.235.9600 or
6:30 PM - FOWL Classic Film Series with film historians Bill Harvey and Tony Miller at Waccamaw Library presents "Dr. Strangelove." Free and open to the public,
Sat. & Sun., Jan. 6-March 3
12-4:30 PM - Children's Discovery Room at Brookgreen Gardens.  Dinosaur Dissection Lab - Volunteers will engage youngsters in "dissecting" realistic-looking dinosaur body parts made of non-latex materials. Families will learn and explore while using this awesome hands-on activity. Children will also enjoy a make-and-take dinosaur craft, along with several stations with an art, nature and history component. Sat. & Sun., 12-4:30 PM, free with garden admission, 843.235.6000.
Saturday, Jan. 6
10 AM-6 PM - CLASS offers a day-long Paint-In with Danny McLaughlin at the Litchfield Exchange. Tables and chairs provided; bring your art supplies (any medium) and an easel (if needed). $45, 843.235.9600 or
7-9 PM - Winyah Auditorium (1200 Highmarket St., Georgetown) presents The Long Bay Symphony's Woodwind Quintet, the second in the four-concert series "Chamber Music at the Winyah." $15,
January 7-March 4
Noon-2:30 PM - Silent Cities Cemetery Tours at Brookgreen Gardens. Ride on the Trekker down back roads and explore cemeteries on this two-hour excursion. Walk through former slaves and plantation owners' graveyards and hear about the historical burial customs of European and African origin. Tickets must be purchased at Keepsakes at least 10 minutes prior to departure time. Visitors who purchase tickets for this excursion will receive a discount coupon for same-day purchases at Keepsakes. Sun., Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat., Noon & 2:30 PM, $15 in addition to garden admission, reservations suggested, 843.235.6016 or
January 8-March 7
11 AM & 1 PM - The Oaks Plantation History and Nature Trail at Brookgreen Gardens. Travel back roads with an interpreter and hear about the history of the prominent Alston family here in colonial and antebellum eras. Visit the location of the plantation house, the Alston family cemetery, grounds of the slave village, and other archaeological sites. Due to its remote location, transportation is by mini-bus. Purchase tickets at Keepsakes at least 10 minutes prior to departure time. Guests for this excursion will receive a discount coupon for same-day purchases at Keepsakes. Mon. & Wed., 11 AM and 1 PM, $8 adults, $4 children, in addition to garden admission, 843.235.6016 or

Tuesday, Jan. 9
9:30 AM - The Low Country Herb Society meets at the Waccamaw Library with guest speaker Cindy Worley Howell of Worley Lane Farms in Nichols, SC.  Worley Lanefarm has been in Ms. Howell's family for more than 80 years.  She will speak to us about their goats, goat cheeses, and handmade goat's milk soaps. Membership is open to all, and no experience is necessary! A "Meet and Greet" social time, to welcome guests and members, is held prior to the meeting with refreshments.
 LCHS meets from September through May and the annual dues are $25 with a quarterly newsletter included. For more information, look for us on Facebook or contact us at the following email address:
11 AM-2 PM - Palmetto Ace Home Center's 2nd Annual Chili Bowl! Last year it was a ruthless battle between employees and local restaurants! Who will win this year?! You can be the judge, stop by between 11am - 2pm to test out the different types of homemade chili and vote for your favorite one. Free and open to the public, 843.235.3555 or
Thursday, Jan. 11
3-4 PM - 2018 Litchfield Tea & Poetry at the Waccamaw Neck Library. Join Libby Bernardin and Cliff Saunders, series facilitators, for the 12th year featuring talented poets of the region: Alice Osborn and Ann Herlong Bodman. Poet, musician, songwriter and writing coach Alice Osborn is a Pushcart Prize nominee whose language is tough, sanguine, funny and, above all, memorable. Her latest book, Heroes Without Capes, is a collection of dramatic monologues and narrative poems addressing themes of heroism and loneliness. Ann Herlong Bodman, prize winning poet, educator and "recovering sailor," infuses her poetry with sailing and the majesty of wind and water in small parables full of wisdom. Her latest book, released by Press 53, is Loose in Far-away Places. Book signing after the reading; tea and homemade confections by Deloris Roberts. Tea & Poetry also offered Feb. 1, March 1, April 5. Free and open to the public,,
Friday, Jan. 12
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: John Kenny (A Very Special Family: The House of Joseph Thomas Raad, Georgetown, SC) at DeBordieu Colony Clubhouse. An immigrant story to remind us of the shining hope the United States has been to past generations, as well as their pay-back and -forward in the contributions they have made. One Lebanese family, four immigrant sons, and the lasting impact they have made in Georgetown, South Carolina and throughout the state. Published by CLASS Publishing, $30, 843.235.9600 or
6:30 PM - FOWL Classic Film Series with film historians Bill Harvey and Tony Miller at Waccamaw Library presents "Witness for the Prosecution." Free and open to the public,
Saturday, Jan. 13
10 AM-1 PM - Scout Days: Outdoor Art Exploration at Brookgreen Gardens. Become an outdoor artist in this exciting workshop. Enjoy a guided sculpture garden tour, make-and-take crafts, games, S.T.E.A.M. Activities, and more. Children will meet an artist inspired by nature and create their own sculptures to take home! Reservations required. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or
6:30 PM - FOWL Musician Series features Pam Purvis and Bob Ackerman's Big Little Band at the Waccamaw Library. After working together and being married for 43 years, this is one "tight" act. Their music consists of standards from the American songbook, jazz classics, and original material. They have developed a duet presentation for horn and voice that is unique and satisfying. The entertaining and dynamic duo's style has been compared to Lester Young and Billie Holiday. Audiences can sense the communication and love they have for each other and their commitment to their relationship and the music that is born from it. Bob is a Ford Foundation Grant and National Endowment for the Arts recipient. He recently won the composition and arrangement competition of the PA Jazz Collective for 2016 for his original jazz composition, "Herb Fisher." Pam was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Lehigh Valley Music Awards in 2016, the first female to receive this honor in the history of the Music Awards. Locally they appear every Tuesday at Frank's Outback and are performing a First Sunday Jazz Series at The PIT. Free and open to the public, or
Sunday, Jan. 14
4-8 PM - Waccamaw Riverkeeper River Celebration will be held at the Warehouse (104 Laurel St, Conway) with live music from Steady Hand String Band, raffles, food, and more! $30/members, $35/non-members, 843.349.4007 or

Tuesday, Jan. 16
10 AM - FOGL (Friends of Georgetown Library) present "Tuesdays With ... Dale Rosengarten" at the Georgetown Library auditorium. Her presentation is entitled "From First Families to Front Street: The History of the Jewish Community in Georgetown." Free and open to the public, 843.545.3300.

11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Georgia Hunter (We Were the Lucky Ones) at Kimbel's, Wachesaw. Inspired by the incredible true story of the Kurcs, a Jewish family living in Radom, Poland, who were separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive - and to reunite - Hunter excavates the remarkable history of her own family in this sweeping novel spanning six years and five continents. A tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds. Each of the five children of Sol and Nechuma Kurc found themselves desperately trying to find a way to survive the hostilities that permeated Europe. During the course of the war, the Kurcs are flung to distant points on the globe, from Brazil to Siberia. They work for the underground, fight battles in Italy, and are imprisoned in gulags. They stage daring escapes from ghettos, hide in plain sight in Polish cities and, always, yearn for the days when their family was whole. V-day finds some of the Kurcs together, but the celebration is empty; they are still sundered, mourning, and directionless. The Kurc family's final triumph is not tied to the defeat of the Nazis, but to the family's survival and reunion against impossible odds. Hunter sidesteps hollow sentimentality and nihilism, revealing instead the beautiful complexity and ambiguity of life in this extraordinarily moving tale.  $30, 843.235.9600 or
Looking Way Ahead!
Travel to China (a portion of proceeds to benefit the Friends of Waccamaw Library): From March 30-April 8, 2018, Barbara McGhee, tour guide and owner of Cameo Travel Enrichment, will lead a customized Chinese cultural tour, the first time it is offered. For only $2,590 (round trip airfare from JFK, 5 star hotels and many meals included, single supplement - $380), you will visit the Great Wall of China, Xian and the Terra Cotta Warriors, the Panda Center (!), Tang Dynasty Dance and Music, Beijing and the China National Center for the Performing Arts, the Summer Palace, Forbidden City, Museums and more. If you are interested in receiving more information, call 843.650.4501 or send an email to

ONGOING! - 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 Dec. 29 - The Kaminski House Museum presents A Very Fashionable Christmas! The theme is A Celebration of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Ten local and area design specialists will decorate each room of the museum in various time periods throughout the years. Candlelight Evenings and Family Nite dates will be announced. 11 AM-3 PM, 843.546.7706.
Through Jan. 2, 2018 - Brookgreen Holiday Exhibits open daily and during Nights of a Thousand Candles. Two indoor exhibits are beautiful additions to our seasonal celebration and are included in admission. Daily 9:30 AM-5 PM, 843.235.6000 or
Through March 2018 - Handcrafted Wooden Boats by William "Bill" Brady on display at the Waccamaw Library. Bill never dreamed he would become a shipwright, and his sailing vessels are sized more for Stuart Little than Captain Ahab, but the man is a genius at fashioning fascinating crafts perfect down to the tiniest detail. For more information, email
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Thursday, December 7, 2017

FOWL Donations to Storm-Damaged Libraries

FOWL Donates to Hurricane-Ravaged Libraries

While our library - and our community - narrowly missed being hit by Hurricane Irma in September, many others were not as fortunate.  In particular, Houston, western Florida, the US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico suffered extensive damage from
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.  Many libraries in these regions were destroyed or damaged.  In the midst of such overall devastation, funds for rebuilding libraries and buying new books will be slow to come. FOWL would like to help with this effort, so we are donating the proceeds of the Holiday Book Sale, along with other funds from our general reserves, for a total of $1800.    
If you would also like to donate, please go to the American Library Association website's Disaster Fund link at   
Thank you so much for supporting FOWL and the Friends Center.  The Library is so much better because you care! 
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