Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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.
  • 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. 

March-April Artist at the Waccamaw Library: Nancy Bracken
All of Nancy Bracken's tranquil watercolor paintings of "Beaches and Trees" on exhibit through April are for sale through the Friends Center. Each is $200, and Nancy is donating all of the proceeds to FOWL (Friends of Waccamaw Library). Moving to the beautiful Lowcountry of South Carolina over twenty years ago gave Bracken the opportunity to develop her skills and passion as an artist. She began her studies with Bruce Chandler, learning watercolor and collage techniques for depicting the beauty of the ocean, marsh and nature. Her training included many workshops and classes locally and abroad. She is a member of the South Carolina Watercolor Society, Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild, and Georgetown Watercolor Society. She enjoys painting with other artists, friends and groups. Her artwork is available at Art Works, Gray Man Gallery and Waterfront Books in Georgetown. Her paintings have been featured in exhibits at the Rice Museum in Georgetown, as well as in other galleries and shows. Bracken's artwork is often purchased by those who wish to take a memento of the Lowcountry home with them. She enjoys knowing that her beach inspired artwork serves as a reminder of good times and beautiful vistas.

March-April Photographer at the Waccamaw Library:  David Fattaleh
Hailing from a family-owned photofinishing business, David  Fattaleh has been in photography most of his life. He started his photographic career as a wedding, portrait, and school photographer. His career expanded when he was hired as the Photography Manager for the West Virginia Division of Tourism. There he had the privilege of photographing beautiful landscapes, wildlife, natural wonders, state parks, and historical areas of West Virginia. David's photographic career, in West Virginia, also included being part of the photographic team for the Governor's Office. As a freelance photographer, his clientele included hospitals, local businesses, national and local magazine publishers, industrial and commercial photography. David's work has been shown in many publications, such as: Time-Life Books, Newsweek, National Geographic Adventure, Louisville Magazine, Huntington Quarterly Magazine, Marshall Magazine, Wonderful West Virginia Magazine, and others throughout the US and abroad.  He has taught photography classes and workshops at West Virginia state parks and at the Huntington Museum of Art. He has conducted presentations at local high schools, photography clubs, city and state conventions, and business luncheons. He retired from his WV career in 2009, and now resides in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. A member of the Carolina Nature Photographers Association (CNPA) and the Tidelands Photography Club, David also teaches an Advanced Photography class for Coastal Carolina University at the OLLI-Litchfield campus. To view more works by David check out his website at For more information about the photography displayed at the Waccamaw Library, email

The Friends of Waccamaw Library regret the postponement of the March 4 Members Only event: Due to scheduling conflicts, the three authors of We Are Charleston need to reschedule their presentation of "Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel." We will announce the new date in an e-blast to all current members and honor any reservations you may have made for the original date.
Your e-newsletter editor apologizes for botching the Friday Night Classic Movie Series schedule in the last issue. I believe it's corrected herewith! Linda
Thursday, March 2
10 AM-Noon - First Thursday Speakers Series at Waccamaw Library. Sponsored by FOWL, O'Neal Smalls, president of Freewoods Farm, located in the Burgess community of Myrtle Beach, shares details of this, the only living historical farm museum in the U.S. dedicated to recreating life on farms owned or operated by African-Americans. First Thursday also offered April 6, May 4 and June 1. Free and open to the public,,
1:30-4:30 PM - Behind the Scenes Tour at Hobcaw Barony. Expanded tour of the property offers opportunities to see and experience more than Introductory Tour. Includes stops at the North Inlet salt marsh, the grounds of Bellefield Plantation, Friendfield Village, and the main floor of Hobcaw House. $30 per person. 843.546.4623 or 
3-4 PM - 2017 Litchfield Tea & Poetry at the Waccamaw Neck Library.
Join Susan Laughter Meyers and Libby Bernardin, series facilitators, for the 11th year featuring talented poets of the region.  Jonathan Rice, of Charlotte, is a poet and visual artist. His most recent poetry collection is Killing Time (Main Street Rag, 2015). He is also the founding editor of Iodine Poetry Journal. Open Mic will follow Jonathan's reading. All who attend are invited to read one of their own poems. (Please keep your reading to a single poem no longer than a page.) We'll all look forward to hearing a variety of voices, including yours. Please join in! Book signing after the reading; tea and homemade confections by Deloris Roberts. Tea & Poetry also offered April 6. Free and open to the public,,
Friday, March 3
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Todd Hagstette (The Field of Honor) at Carefree Catering. For more than thirty years, the study of honor has been fundamental to understanding Southern culture and history. Defined chiefly as reputation or public esteem, honor penetrated virtually every aspect of Southern ethics and behavior, including race, gender, law, education, religion, and violence. In The Field of Honor: Essays on Southern Character and American Identity, editors John Mayfield and Todd Hagstette bring together new research by twenty emerging and established scholars who study the varied practices and principles of honor in an American context, across an array of academic disciplines.  $30, 843.235.9600 or
6:30 PM - Friday Night Classic Movies Series at the Waccamaw Library presents "The Caine Mutiny" (1954).  When a U.S. Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny. Starring Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer and Van Johnson. Free and open to the public,
7-10 PM - 5th Annual Daddy-Daughter Dance at Belin Family Life Center, Murrells Inlet. Daughters of all ages, granddads and "special" father figures invited! All proceeds to benefit Belin International Missions. $25 per couple ($30 for more than one daughter), 843.651.5099 or #BelinDDD. Tickets available at Belin Church office and Lee's Inlet Apothecary.
Saturday, March 4
9 AM-5 PM - Trail Ride with Your Horse. Individuals of all ages bring their own horse(s) and ride designated trails in Hobcaw Barony. Riders will have experience of exploring 16,000 acres with maps that highlight points of interest. Sat. check-in 9 AM - Noon. Horses, trailers and owners must depart by 5 PM. $30 per person. Registration and waiver forms must be received at least 3 days before to ensure confirmation. Download forms or pick up in the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center. 843.546.4623 or
10 AM-2 PM - Dr. Seuss Day at Brookgreen Gardens. On Dr. Seuss's birthday, a nationwide celebration called "Read across America Day" occurs. Brookgreen hosts "Reading Day" for families to come together to enjoy a read-aloud of books. Children and adults are encouraged to dress like their favorite book characters. Activities end with a celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday. The program is free with garden admission. For more information, contact Stephanie Atkinson, Coordinator for Nature Education Development, at 843.235.6055 or 
1:30-4:30 PM - Friendfield Village Tour. Introductory Tours pass through this African American village, once home to 100 slaves and lived in by black employees until 1952. This extended tour of Friendfield carries participants by bus, but allows a stop to walk through cabins and the 19th century church. $20 per person, reservations required. 843.546.4623 or
3-5 PM - FOWL Members Only Event (We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel) has been POSTPONED and will be rescheduled. As a substitute enrichment activity, we would like to alert our members to a very interesting lecture that will take place on March 4 at 1 PM in the McCown Auditorium located at 805 Main Street, Conway, SC. The Horry County Museum and the AVX Foundation are presenting a lecture by Lee Gordon Brockington on "The Baroness of Hobcaw," Belle Baruch. Belle, the former owner of Hobcaw Barony and the creator of the private foundation that operates the land as a center for research and education, is the 2017 inductee into the Georgetown County Women's Hall of Fame. Lee Gordon Brockington is a historian and educator on the Waccamaw Neck and is Senior Interpreter at Hobcaw Barony. She is editor of Pawleys Island, Stories from the Porch, a collection of oral-history interviews, as well as author of Plantation Between the Waters, A Brief History of Hobcaw Barony. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call 843.915.5320.
7-8:30 PM - Coastal Reaction Band to Rock the Library. The Waccamaw Library Musicians Series will fire up a toe tapping live performance that includes favorite selections of rock, soul, funk, R&B and beach music. Made up of seven talented local musicians who have been honing their craft together and with other ensembles for years, the group founder and leader Joey Carter is a local independent artist who has been performing his beautiful music up and down the Grand Strand and beyond for many years. Free and open to the public. Reservations for the concert are not required, but are encouraged. Please email
Sunday, March 5
3 PM - Embracing Your Soul Purpose at the Waccamaw Library with Elizabeth Monroy. Monroy is an Infinite Human Life Coach who combines her intuitive abilities as a medium, certified Tarot coach, past life counselor, medical intuit, Yoga therapy teacher, Reiki master, certified crystal Reiki master and teacher, animal Reiki practitioner, motivational speaker, international author, film director, producer and a visionary artist. She has thirty years of experience as a mental health counselor and more than thirty years of training under master spiritual teachers. She is a member of the International Association of Life Coaches and a certified Ericksonian hypnotherapist. Monroy has traveled the planet receiving many high spiritual initiations. Free and open to the public. To reserve a seat or for more information, email
Thursday, March 9
1:30-4:30 PM - Behind the Scenes Tour. Expanded tour of the property offers opportunities to see and experience more than Introductory Tour. Includes stops at the North Inlet salt marsh, the grounds of Bellefield Plantation, Friendfield Village, and the main floor of Hobcaw House. $30 per person. 843.546.4623 or
Friday, March 10
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Susan Meissner (A Bridge Across the Ocean) at Pawleys Plantation. Wartime intrigue spans the lives of three women - past and present - in the latest novel from the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life. February, 1946. World War Two is over, but the recovery from the most intimate of its horrors has only just begun for Annaliese Lange, a German ballerina desperate to escape her past, and Simone Deveraux, the wronged daughter of a French Résistance spy. Now the two women are joining hundreds of other European war brides aboard the renowned RMS Queen Mary to cross the Atlantic and be reunited with their American husbands. When the voyage ends at New York Harbor, only one of them will disembark... $30, 843.235.9600 or
Saturday, March 11
1 PM - The Horry County Museum and The AVX Foundation present a lecture by Herbert "Bing" Chambers at McCown Auditorium (805 Main St., Conway). Chambers will speak on South Carolina Confederate soldiers, the subject of his book And Were the Glory of Their Times. Drawing from 18 years of research, he will share stories about some of the soldiers, including men from Horry County, and their families, letters to and from home, and the principles behind why many of them went to war. And Were the Glory of Their Times features the names of more than 1,100 South Carolinians never before listed who died in the war, and includes biographical sketches of 90% of the soldiers. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call 843.915.5320.

Mondays, March 13 (April 10 and May 8) 
10 AM - Workshop for Parents at the Waccamaw Library. Educational advocate Sheri Smith is coming to the Waccamaw Library to present a three-part series called "Let's Get Started: Navigating a Path for your Children's Success." The series will help parents navigate the educational system, create valuable relationships between school and home, and prepare for the ups and downs of a child's educational lifetime. Smith has been an educational advocate for 20 years. After earning her degree in early education, she became a preschool teacher. She also owned and operated her own preschool in California. She holds a degree in communication disorders and has worked as a speech therapist. After retiring, she started her own company called L.E.A.R.N LLC. In each of these workshops, Smith will provide the parents with a specific set of tools, vocabulary methods to empower them with confidence and enable them to easily handle any situation which might arise during their child's educational lifetime. Free and open to the public. To reserve a seat or for more information, email

Tuesday, March 14 
9:30 AM - The Low Country Herb Society (LCHS) meets at the Waccamaw Library and welcomes guest speaker Rebecca Turk from Moore Botanical Garden. 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
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Charlie Lovett (The Book of the Grail) at Ocean Club, Grande Dunes. In an English cathedral city, passionate bibliophile and Holy Grail enthusiast Arthur Prescott works to uncover a long-lost secret about the cathedral's past - and its connections to King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table . . . $30, 843.235.9600 or  
1:30-4:30 PM - Bellefield Plantation Tour. This program features the permanent home of Belle Baruch, daughter of Bernard and Anne Baruch. As the house stands empty and awaits restoration, these tours provide a peek inside the home, as well as a chance to walk the grounds, see the stables, kennels, garage and gardens of a once stately home. $20 per person, reservations required. 843.546.4623 or
Thursday, March 16
10 AM - Waccamaw Library presents Lloyd Kaplan on "The Black American's Influence on Music: from Blues to Classical." Kaplan, a professor emeritus of the Community College of Rhode Island, began researching traditional African American music while preparing for a course on early jazz history. He found a rich past that beats its way right up to the present, in every genre of music. As early as the 1800s, blues music was evolving across the country out of the traditional African slave spirituals, work calls and chants. Jazz, meanwhile, developed in African American communities throughout the South, borrowing some of its ebullient rhythms from West African and the West Indies. Both forms of music had far-reaching effects, influencing everything from jazz to rock, country music to classical. Kaplan has a special appreciation for music, as a dedicated instrumentalist and historian. He plays a mean clarinet and saxophone and sings in the band Aristocats. His love of music is evident as he also finds time to teach courses through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Coastal Carolina University. Free and open to the public. To reserve a seat or for more information, email
1:30-4:30 PM - Behind the Scenes Tour. Expanded tour of the property offers opportunities to see and experience more than Introductory Tour. Includes stops at the North Inlet salt marsh, the grounds of Bellefield Plantation, Friendfield Village, and the main floor of Hobcaw House.  $30 per person. 843.546.4623 or
Friday, March 17
10:30 AM-1:30 PM - Hike Hobcaw: The Hills of Alderly. Spend St. Patrick's Day hiking the green hills of Hobcaw's Alderly Plantation. A five-mile hike from the Discovery Center along the gentle slopes of ancient sand dunes reveals unusual Lowcountry topography. Walk to Alderly Village where one lone slave cabin stands in place of a village, then hike to Belle Baruch's home and see the view descend to rice fields and the Waccamaw River. Reservations required, $25 per person. 843.546.4623 or Hobcaw
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Phillip Lewis (The Barrowfields) at Kimbel's, Wachesaw. A richly textured coming-of-age story about fathers and sons, home and family, recalling classics by Thomas Wolfe and William Styron, by a powerful new voice in fiction. Just before Henry Aster's birth, his father - outsized literary ambition and pregnant wife in tow - reluctantly returns to the small Appalachian town in which he was raised and installs his young family in an immense house of iron and glass perched high on the side of a mountain. There, Henry grows up under the writing desk of this fiercely brilliant man. But when tragedy tips his father toward a fearsome unraveling, what was once a young son's reverence is poisoned and Henry flees, not to return until years later when he, too, must go home again. $30, 843.235.9600 or
6:30 PM - Friday Night Classic Movies Series at the Waccamaw Library presents "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948). Two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston and Tim Holt. Free and open to the public,
Saturday, March 18
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Cokie Roberts (Ladies of Liberty) at Pawleys Plantation. Fans of #1 New York Times bestselling author Cokie Roberts, also a celebrated journalist for ABC and NPR, will love this stunning nonfiction picture book, Ladies of Liberty, based on her acclaimed work for adults. Highlighting the female explorers, educators and writers, as well as political and social activists, that shaped our nation's early history, this is the follow-up to her children's book Founding Mothers. Beautifully illustrated by Caldecott Honor-winning artist Diane Goode, Ladies of Liberty pays homage to a diverse selection of ten remarkable women who have shaped the United States, covering the period of 1776 to 1824.  Drawing on personal correspondence and private journals, Cokie Roberts brings to life the extraordinary accomplishments of these women who created the framework for our current society, a generation of reformers and visionaries. $30, 843.235.9600 or
1 PM - Reign of Rice Lecture Series at Brookgreen Gardens: Michele Moore, author of The Cigar Factory: A Novel of Charleston, presents "We Geechee, Too: Shared Language, Foodways, Beliefs." Her book by Story River Books of USC Press is the story of two working class families, one black and one white,  each impacted by Gullah Geechee heritage. Copies will be available for sale afterward. Free with garden admission. Please call 843.235.6049 to reserve seating.
3-5 PM - CLASS Productions presents Clay Brown's Salute to the Greats of Soul and Motown, Kimbel Concert Series at Hobcaw Barony. Sold out! 843.235.9600 or
Tuesday, March 21
Noon-1:30 PM - 2017 Georgetown County Women's Hall of Fame Ceremony and Luncheon at Pawleys Plantation. Belle Baruch will be the 7th woman inducted into the Georgetown County Women's Hall of Fame in recognition of her lifetime achievements and contributions to the life of Georgetown County. Keynote speaker, Dr. Albert Baruch Mercer of Charleston and Owensborough, Kentucky, is the great-nephew of Bernard Baruch. The event celebrates Women's History Month. $35, reservations required, 843.546.8436 or
Thursday, March 23
1:30-4:30 PM - Behind the Scenes Tour. Expanded tour of the property offers opportunities to see and experience more than Introductory Tour. Includes stops at the North Inlet salt marsh, the grounds of Bellefield Plantation, Friendfield Village, and the main floor of Hobcaw House.  $30 per person. 843.546.4623 or

5:30-8 PM - 6th Annual "Burning of the Socks" at the SC Maritime Museum (729 Front Street, Georgetown). Join us in celebrating an old maritime tradition of burning those worst winter socks and enjoying the freedom of the Spring Solstice!  Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, gumbo, beer, wine and liquors with music by Henry's Attic. $20 Museum members, $25 non-members. 843.520.0111 or
Friday, March 24
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Bill Noel (Dead Center) at Ocean One, Litchfield. In this thrilling follow up to Silent Night, Chris Landrum and the rest of the quirky gang are back for another rousing adventure on Folly Beach. Chris' world is turned upside down when he stumbles on the body of a killer for hire. His friends are convinced they know who the hit man was sent to kill, and ask the retired bureaucrat to stick his nose in business that should be left to the police. If that's not enough, Chris comes home to an intruder intent on taking his life; his best friend announces he's moving out of state; and his long-term girlfriend may be leaving him. Add to the mix, a participant in the witness protection program and a bookstore owner with a mysterious past, and once again, Chris is in the crosshairs of a murderer. $30, 843.235.9600 or
24 - Friday Night Classic Movies Series at the Waccamaw Library presents "Network" (1976). A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit. Starring Faye Dunaway, William Holden and Peter Finch. Free and open to the public,
Saturday, March 25
9:30 AM-5 PM - "Diggin It" Spring Festival at Brookgreen Gardens. Members and guests will have an entire day of programs and talks when you can interact with some of the top gardening experts in the Southeast and Brookgreen's horticulture staff. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or 
2-5 PM - Art Works Welcome Spring Reception and Bike the Neck Benefit at the Litchfield Exchange. Join 20 local artists, a dozen local authors, newly "local" musicians (Pam & Bob Ackerman and their Blue Skies smooth jazz) to look, listen, chat and nosh - all free! If you want to make a tax deductible donation to Bike the Neck to help complete the path across North Litchfield, there will be donation forms and super raffle items. For more information, 843.235.9600 or
Wednesday, March 29
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Greg Iles (Mississippi Blood) at Pawleys Plantation. This is the third and final installment in the Natchez Burning series of Penn Cage novels by New York Times bestseller Greg Iles. Counter to publishing pigeon-holing, Iles writes in a variety of genres from World War II thrillers to female protagonists. Mississippi Blood is the enthralling conclusion to a breathtaking trilogy seven years in the making - one that has kept readers on the edge of their seats and one through which the author survived a near-fatal traffic accident. With piercing insight, narrative prowess, and a masterful ability to blend history and imagination, Iles illuminates the brutal history of the American South. $30, 843.235.9600 or
1-2 PM - King Tide Marsh Stroll. Take a walk through maritime, upland forest, and wetland habitats to see our spring wildflowers, butterflies, dragonflies and more at Hobcaw Barony. Reserve staff will help you identify common species that are present in the spring. Wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring cameras/binoculars (if desired).
Free, weather permitting; limited to 14 participants, 843.904.9016.
Thursday, March 30
1:30-4:30 PM - Behind the Scenes Tour. Expanded tour of the property offers opportunities to see and experience more than the Introductory Tour. Includes stops at the North Inlet salt marsh, the grounds of Bellefield Plantation, Friendfield Village, and the main floor of Hobcaw House. $30 per person. 843.546.4623 or
Friday, March 31
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Walter Edgar & Robert Brinkmeyer (Citizen-Scholar: Essays in Honor of Walter Edgar) at Pine Lakes Country Club. Citizen-Scholar comprises essays written in honor of Walter Edgar, South Carolina's preeminent historian and founding director of the University of South Carolina (USC) Institute for Southern Studies. In the opening overview of Edgar's impressive academic career, editor Robert H. Brinkmeyer, Jr., discusses Edgar's role as the Palmetto State's omnipresent public historian, radio program host, author of the landmark South Carolina: A History, and editor of The South Carolina Encyclopedia. The former George Washington Distinguished Professor of History, Claude Henry Neuffer Chair of Southern Studies, and Louise Fry Scudder Professor, Edgar has been recognized with inductions into the South Carolina Hall of Fame and the South Carolina Higher Education Hall of Fame and has received the South Carolina Order of the Palmetto and the South Carolina Governor's Award in the Humanities. $30, 843.235.9600 or
6:30 PM - Friday Night Classic Movies Series at the Waccamaw Library presents "The Bridge on the River Kwai" (1957). After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it. Starring William HoldenAlec Guinness and Jack Hawkins. Free and open to the public,
Friday & Saturday, 31-April 1
9:30 AM-5 PM - 69th Annual Plantation & Townhouse Tours, sponsored by Episcopal Church Women of Prince George Winyah Parish. Tours of historic plantation homes and townhouses, midday musical moments at the church, afternoon tea at the Winyah Indigo Society Hall, home-baked goods, original framed art by local artists, books from Georgetown Historical Society. Limited number of tickets for each day; advance ticket sales through March 4. $40 per day or $70 for both, 843.545.8291 or
Looking Ahead!
April 1 - Georgetown County bi-annual Household Hazardous Waste and Paper Shredding event at Midway Fire and Rescue. Sat., 9 AM-noon. For more information, or 843.545.3524.
April 1 - Hobnob at Hobcaw invites you to a River Celebration! "The people in our community who help care for our backyard rivers are an inspiration and a treasure, they represent the essence of our community." Sat., 4-9 PM, tickets available at
April 7 - Winyah Chapter of the DAR hosts the third annual scholarship luncheon at DeBordieu Colony Ballroom. "The Winyah Stage Door Canteen," featuring Charleston duo Gracie & Lacy, is a USO-style show of songs and dances from the 40's, complete with costume changes, delightful anecdotes and toe tapping music! Lunch menu selected from the favorites of President FDR when he was visiting Hobcaw Barony in the 1940's. Fri., 11 AM, $85 ($50 tax deductible), 843.325.1800 or
June 13 (really way ahead!) - Georgia Comfort needs volunteers NOW to help her sell tickets for the Annual Waccamaw Indian Pauwau at Hog Heaven.  We need to support our own native people who are doing their best to retain and share native American history and culture. Please contact Georgia at 843.240.3087 or 
Ongoing! - 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. - 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 March 12 - Brookgreen Gardens presents "Shine On, Gullah. Shine On," an exhibit of story quilts, fabric collages, and prints by fabric chronicler Dorothy Montgomery of Charleston, in Learning Lab I at the Wall Lowcountry Center. Daily, noon-4:30 PM, free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or

Through March 25 - Children's Discovery Room at Brookgreen Gardens. The Children's Discovery Room features seven interactive stations for children ages 4 - 12 that afford opportunities to learn about the rich history, nature and art at Brookgreen Gardens. Sat. & Sun., Noon-4:30 PM, free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or
Though April 23 - Sculpture Exhibit at Brookgreen Gardens. Life in the American West is on display in the Rainey Sculpture Pavilion. Daily, 9:30 AM-5 PM, free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or
Though April 23 - The 2010 The Quilts of Gee's Bend exhibition, presented by the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, remains one of the Museum's most popular and talked-about exhibitions, according to Museum director Patricia Goodwin.  A new exhibition, Gee's Bend:  From Quilts to Prints, examines the work of four well-known Gee's Bend quiltmakers and their recent exploration into the art of printmaking. To complement the Art Museum's fabric-rich exhibitions - Gee's Bend: From Quilts to Prints and  Stitchin' and Pullin': Painted Illustrations by Cozbi Cabrera  - the Art Museum presents 12 works from its Permanent Collections, pieces that  reference and explore fabric and other forms of fiber in a variety of ways. Included in The Fabric of Our Collection is Burgess, The Legacy, a photo-collage quilt by Carolynne Miller and three works by Jonathan Green. Gallery hours for Gee's Bend:  From Quilts to Prints will be from 10 AM-4 PM Tuesday through Saturday and 1-4 PM Sundays.

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