Monday, July 31, 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.
  • 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,
  • 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.
  • LEGO Free Build. All ages, Fridays after school.
  • Minecraft Club. Come share the worlds you've created! All ages, Fridays after school.  
  • 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
  • Mah Jongg Club meets Tuesdays, 1-3 PM, bring your set and current card.
August Artist at the Waccamaw Library: Barnie Slice 
After 31 years designing displays and windows at Sears, native South Carolinian Barnie Slice retired to Greenville, where he painted murals in restaurants, banks and private homes. In 1991, he started painting murals in the schools of North and South Carolina brushing more than 50 miles of walls in some 250 schools over the next 13 years. In 1998, he moved to Pawleys Island, SC, and retired from painting murals after a shoulder injury in 2005. For the past 10 years, he has taught art classes (oils, acrylics and watercolors) for Coastal Carolina University in the OLLI program while continuing to paint for several local galleries: Art Works at the Litchfield Exchange, Island Art Gallery in Pawleys Island, Prince George Gallery in Georgetown, and Swamp Fox Gallery in Murrells Inlet. Barnie had two of his paintings on display in the White House in Washington, DC when President Reagan was in office in Mr. Lee Attwater's office. In 1998, he was the first South Carolinian to win the South Carolina Saltwater Fish Stamp Competition for his rendition of the Cobia. For more information, email
August Photographer at the Waccamaw Library:  Ed Robidoux
This serious, amateur photographer, skilled in macro photography (the art of taking detailed, close-up pictures of very small objects like the tendrils of plants), comes from a mechanical-engineering background. He approaches the craft of photography not only with passion but also through discipline. With considerable experience in camerawork gleaned from studies and achievements dating from the 1970s, Robidoux relishes sharing with others the value of good technique. He has been an instructor for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) of Coastal Carolina University and for the entity Southern Exposures and Art, teaching mainly Photoshop Creative Cloud and Photoshop Elements. He enjoys enabling fellow photographers to become more skilled in digital photography, particularly in post-processing, photographic workflows. After moving to Murrells Inlet in 2003, he served as the Regional Coordinator of the Carolinas' Nature Photographers Association. In October 2015, he founded the Tidelands Photography Club and currently serves as its President. The club's dual mission is to capture the natural beauty and heritage of our area while promoting amongst its members, through ongoing education and through outings, an improved level of photographic ability. For more information about the photography displayed at the Waccamaw Library, email

Tuesday, Aug. 1
10 AM - Solar Eclipse Fun for Kids at Georgetown Library (405 Cleland Street). For our "friends," their children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews: A super program for kids about the upcoming solar eclipse with Dr. Jeannette M. Myers, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Francis Marion University. Free and open to the public, 843.545.3300.
6 PM - Preparing for the Total Solar Eclipse at Georgetown Library (405 Cleland Street), an informative adult program with Dr. Jeannette M. Myers. Free and open to the public, 843.545.3300.
Wednesday, Aug. 2
2:30-4 PM - Wild Wednesday Series: Snake Birthday Party. Even our snakes have birthdays! Come to the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center to learn all about them and celebrate with cupcakes, juice and a take-home craft. Reservations required, $10/child, 843.546.4623 or
Thursday, Aug. 3
11 AM-3 PM - Cooking with Lard: A cooking demonstration at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm. Experience life on the "one horse farm" in Horry County from 1900-1955 (corner of Hwy 701 North and Harris Short Cut Road in Conway). Whether used to fry food, add flavor, or keep biscuits from being dry, the fat rendered from hogs was an essential ingredient to farm families. Join us to see how a variety of foods would have been prepared using lard. A free, hour long, guided tour of the Farm will be available to the public at 3 PM following the demonstration. 843-365-3596 or
Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 3-5
10 AM-2:30 PM - Brookgreen Gardens Children's Activity Days will involve crafts and make-and-take activities for 4- to 12-year-olds in the Wall Lowcountry Center Learning Lab I. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Also offered Aug. 10-12. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or
Friday, Aug. 4
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Mark Powell (Small Treasons) at Inlet Affairs. Tess Maynard's life is coming apart. At home with her three young children in her husband's small north Georgia hometown, she is steadily becoming obsessed with an American journalist captured in Syria and being held by ISIS, sensing an eerie resonance between his captivity and her own. Meanwhile, the life of her husband is also beginning to unravel. As John and Tess work to salvage their life together a young man in Atlanta is slowly becoming radicalized - groomed by the professor John is meant to report on - to fight not in Syria but at home in the US. Eventually all three lives intersect, with devastating consequences. $30, 843.235.9600 or
5:30 PM - Georgetown County Library Summer Book Club will discuss the July book selection The Cigar Factory: A Novel of Charleston by Michele Moore in the local history room (405 Cleland, Georgetown). Free, 843.545.3366.
6-9 PM - Georgetown Business Association presents The Fantastic Shakers in concert at Francis Marion Park (801 Front St.). Free,
Friday-Sunday, Aug. 4-6
8 PM - Swamp Fox Players present "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" at the Strand Theater (Front Street, Georgetown), directed by Josie Thames. In this riotous one-act musical comedy (rated PG-13), an eclectic group of spellers vie for the championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the spellers (and audience volunteers) work their way through a series of words, hoping to avoid the dreaded 'ding' that will send them home. The winner gets a trophy - the losers go home with a juice box. Fri & Sat., 8 PM, Sun., 2:30 PM. $20, 843.527.2924.
Saturday, Aug. 5
9 AM-3 PM - Tobacco Heritage Day at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm (corner of Hwy 701 North and Harris Short Cut Road in Conway).
Demonstrations will include hand tying and stringing of tobacco and a variety of domestic activities such as grinding grits and meal, cooking on a wood stove, blacksmithing, and traditional music. Free and open to the public, 843-365-3596 or
Saturday, Aug. 5-Oct. 29
9:30 AM-5 PM - National Sculpture Society 84th 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, free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or

Sunday, Aug. 6
2 PM - Feast Your Eyes/Celebrating the Food of the South. Join Karen Olson, one of the Burroughs & Chapin Art Museum curators, for an afternoon tour of this mouth-watering summer exhibition. The exhibition of 112 works by 60 artists includes paintings in oil and watercolor; works in pastel; prints; photographs; sculpture; mixed media and functional art, such as handcrafted dining furniture and serving ware. The tours last approximately 60 minutes. Also offered Aug. 18, Aug. 29, and Sept. 9. Reservations are not required; free of charge. 843.238.2510 or
Monday, Aug. 7
6-8 PM - Surf The Earth Sunset/Full Moon Kayak Tour. This naturalist guided two-hour tour takes place from dusk through the rising moon. Enjoy a leisurely paddle through the beautiful salt marsh system, and watch the sun set and give way to the moon's rise. If you have a camera, there are a lot of opportunities to capture our spectacular wild life (turtles, dolphins, and shore birds), beautiful sunsets, and spectacular moon rise over the ocean. Bring your favorite beverage and be prepared to kick back and enjoy the spectacular view. $75, or 843.235.3500.
Tuesday, Aug. 8
6 PM - A Slippery Slope: Update on Offshore Drilling and Seismic Testing with Peg Howell, former offshore rig supervisor, at the Waccamaw Library. Presented by SODA (Stop Offshore Drilling on the Atlantic). Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, Aug. 9
1 PM - Gullah Geechee Program Series at Brookgreen Gardens. Ron Daise, Vice President for Creative Education, presents "Gullah Geechee Skrent (Strength)" in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium. The 50-minute interactive program informs about values and qualities that are inherent to Gullah Geechee heritage, as relayed through songs, poetry, excerpts from cultural writings, and personal insights. Also offered Aug. 16, 23 & 30. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or
5 PM - Georgetown County Library System presents "The Solar Eclipse and Safety" by CCU astronomy instructor Ron Revere at Waccamaw Library. The discussion will seek to answer some of the myriad of questions that you may have regarding the eclipse: What is an eclipse? What causes it? Why are they so infrequent? Is there any danger in observing the eclipse? A slide show of previous eclipses and simulations of what we can expect from this one will complement this short but thorough explanation of the causes and effects of solar eclipses. Free and open to the public.
Thursday, Aug. 10
7-8:30 PM - "How do we grow from here?" at Waccamaw Library. A public listening session will be held to solicit input from residents of the Waccamaw Neck about planning for future growth. It will be hosted by Coastal Carolina University's Resource Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development Georgetown. What do you like about the present situation, what are your concerns, what are your ideas to better shape the future? Georgetown County is in the early stages of revising its Comprehensive Land Use Plan. This is one of a series of meetings planned to provide public input into the process. Please plan to attend and help craft the future of the Waccamaw Neck. For additional information contact John Sands at
Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 10-12
10 AM-2:30 PM - Brookgreen Gardens Children's Activity Days. See Aug. 3-5 entry for details. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000.
Friday, Aug. 11
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast/Book Signing: Kathy Reichs (Two Nights) at Litchfield Country Club. #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs steps beyond her classic Temperance Brennan series in a new standalone thriller - featuring a smart, tough, talented heroine whose thirst for justice stems from her own dark past. Although the Feast is full, the author will be signing books at Litchfield Books at 2 PM, 843.237.8138.
6:30 PM - Friday Night Film Series at Waccamaw Library presents "Patriots Day" (2017, rated R). The story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible, stars Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan, and J.K. Simmons. Free and open to the public,

Tuesday, Aug. 15
1 PM - Active Adult Series at the Horry County Museum (805 Main St., Conway) presents a lecture on Horry County and the Civil War. Free and open to the public, 843.915.5320 or
Wednesday, Aug. 16
1 PM - Gullah Geechee Program Series at Brookgreen Gardens. See Aug. 9 entry for details. Also offered Aug. 23 & 30. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or
1:30-4:30 PM - Art and Soul, Hobcaw's Art Collection. Celebrate Belle Baruch's birthday at Hobcaw House by learning more about her art collection, the theft of a number of pieces, and their 2016 recovery and return. Original art by Aston Knight, Eugene Blocaille, F.M. Hollams, Rockwell Kent and "Allemany" (a recent mystery solved) is on view. Reproductions including those by Sir Alfred J. Munnings and Miguel Covarrubias tell stories of the Baruch family past. Highlights are shared from a past episode of PBS's Antiques Roadshow and a recent lecture at Charleston's Gibbes Museum of Art by our executive director and a trustee. Art not usually on exhibit is included this day. Reservations required, limited to 28. $30/person, 843.546.4623 or
Thursday, Aug. 17
8:30 AM-1 PM - North Inlet Paddle. Join the North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Surf the Earth for a naturalist-guided tour through the creeks of North Inlet. The program includes instruction in basic kayaking, a natural history overview, and educational highlights of the North Inlet ecosystem. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water, snack, and camera/binoculars (if desired).  Also offered Aug. 31. $50/person; weather permitting; limited to 6 participants; register at 843.904.9016.
Friday, Aug. 18
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Joy Callaway (Secret Sisters) at Kimbel's, Wachesaw. From the author of The Fifth Avenue Artists Society comes this unforgettable historical novel based on the founding of the country's first sororities. Illinois, 1881: Whitsitt College sophomore Beth Carrington has two goals to fulfill by the time she graduates: obtain a medical degree, and establish a women's fraternity, Beta Xi Beta, that will help young women like herself to connect with and support one another while attending the male-dominated Whitsitt. Neither is an easy task. The sole female student in the physicians' program, Beth is constantly called out by her professors and peers for having the audacity not to concentrate on a more "fitting" subject like secretarial studies. Meanwhile, secret organizations are off-limits, and simply by crowding together in a dank basement room and creating a sense of camaraderie, she and her small group of fraternity sisters risk expulsion. $30, 843.235.9600 or

2 PM - Feast Your Eyes/Celebrating the Food of the SouthSee Aug. 6 entry for details. Also offered Aug. 29 and Sept. 9. Reservations are not required; free of charge. 843.238.2510 or 
6-9 PM - Georgetown Business Association presents Shaggin' on the Sampit with DJ Mike Worley (94.9 SURF FM) at Francis Marion Park (801 Front St.).  Free,
6:30 PM - Friday Night Film Series at Waccamaw Library presents "The Great Wall" (2016, rated PG 13). European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures. Starring Matt Damon, Tian Jing, and Willem Dafoe. Free and open to the public,
Saturday, Aug. 19
6 PM - The Palmetto Players present "An Evening of One-Act Plays" at Waccamaw Library (visit for details). Free and open to the public,
Monday, Aug. 21
9 AM-4 PM - The Eclipse Party at Waccamaw Library. Astronomer Kevin Manning will present throughout the day. He will set up his telescope with the special lens and during the time of the partial to full eclipse will be explaining and allowing people to view outside. Free and open to the public,
1 PM - A Special Viewing and Streaming of the NASA Coverage of the Solar Eclipse. Bring your chairs and blankets for this special viewing on the lawn of the Kaminski House Museum (1003 Front St., Georgetown). Water, beer, wine and soft drinks will be for sale. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Jeff Benton. Viewing glasses will be provided by the Kaminski Museum. Partial eclipse begins at 1:15 PM; maximum eclipse at 2:45 PM. $10, 843.546.7706 or
Tuesday, Aug. 22
9-11 AM - Carolina Nature Photographers Association at the Waccamaw Library (41 St. Paul Place, Pawleys Island). Free and open to the interested public. Future meeting dates at the Waccamaw Library are Oct. 24 and a December holiday dinner to be announced. or
Wednesday, Aug. 23
1 PM - Gullah Geechee Program Series at Brookgreen Gardens. See Aug. 9 entry for details. Also offered Aug. 30. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000.
4 PM - Exploring Religious Cultures at the Waccamaw Library presents "What is Judaism?" Rabbi Avi Perets will be discussing the principles of Judaism in this forum. Rabbi Perets was born in Jerusalem, Israel and served years in the Israel Defense Forces. He immigrated to the United States from Israel 28 years ago with his wife, Mira. In May 1996, he earned his master's degree in Education Leadership from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. He received his rabbinical ordination and the title of Rav Umore Beisrael from Maimonides University Rabbinical School in Miami, FL. On Dec. 22, 2002, he became a Rabbi and Spiritual Leader of Temple Emanu-El, the Conservative Synagogue of Myrtle Beach, SC. Free and open to the public
Friday, Aug. 25
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Tony Bartelme (A Surgeon in the Village) at Pawleys Plantation. American journalist, author, and senior projects reporter for The Post and Courier, Bartelme has been a finalist for three Pulitzer Prizes. His new book tells the uplifting true story of Dr. Dilan Ellegala's quest to teach brain surgery in one of the poorest and most remote places on earth. In vivid detail, the book also exposes one of the world's most neglected but serious public health problems - one that kills more people than malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS combined. It's a story about the power of teaching and love. "Lyrical, inspirational and altogether rewarding" - Tom Brokaw, author of The Greatest Generation. $30, 843.235.9600 or
6:30 PM - Friday Night Film Series at Waccamaw Library presents "The Light Between Oceans" (2016, rated PG 13). A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat. Starring Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, and Rachel Weisz. Free and open to the public,
Tuesday, Aug. 29
2 PM - Feast Your Eyes/Celebrating the Food of the South. See Aug. 6 entry for details. Also offered Sept. 9. Reservations are not required; free of charge. 843.238.2510 or 

Wednesday, Aug. 30
1 PM - Gullah Geechee Program Series at Brookgreen Gardens. See Aug. 9 entry for details. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or
Thursday, Aug. 31
8:30 AM-1 PM - North Inlet Paddle. See Aug. 17 entry for details. $50/person; weather permitting; limited to 6 participants; register at 843.904.9016.

Looking Ahead!
The Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art's kick-off event "Seaside Palette" will be held in Historic Georgetown on Saturday, Sept. 30 (rain date, Sunday, Oct. 1) from 9 AM-5:30 PM. The entry fee is $25. Artists can set up along Front Street, the Harborwalk or on the side streets. The paintings will be judged, and there will be cash awards of $500 for first place, $350 for second place, and $150 for third place. At the "wet paint" reception, artists are encouraged to bring a few other pieces of work to sell at the reception. Detailed instructions for the artists can be found on the application available at Or call or stop by the festival office at 843-626-8911. They are located in the Litchfield Exchange (14363 Ocean Highway).
Looking Way Ahead!
Travel to China: 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

A travel tip: If you travel by air frequently, you might want to apply for a TSA Pre-Check "Known Traveler Number" (KTN). This cuts your time in the security line considerably as there is a special "short" line for pre-checked travelers. Plus, you won't need to take off your shoes, put your liquids in a baggie, remove your laptop or your belt! To apply, go to IdentoGo at 1521 North Kings Hwy (Kings Festival Shopping Center across from Chapin Library) in Myrtle Beach, Mon.-Fri., 9:30 AM-1 PM and 1:30-5 PM. The fee is $85; you'll need your passport or birth certificate and be willing to be fingerprinted.

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.
For your kids or visiting grands: During August, the SC Maritime Museum  offers one week, half-day Youth Sailing Camps for beginning and intermediate sailors ages 8-14. Morning camps will be held Monday through Friday from 9 am to 12 noon. Afternoon camps will be held Monday through Friday from 2 pm until 5 pm. The fee is $200 per camper and includes a US Sailing's "Learn Sailing Right Beginning Sailing" course book, a skills log book, and a T-shirt. Museum members will receive a 10% discount for children or grandchildren. Instruction will take place at the SC Maritime Museum (729 Front St., Georgetown), in the park beside the museum, and on the water. Sailboats will put in at the City docks beside the museum. Class size will be limited to 10 campers per session. The instructors will be Fred Hoelscher, a certified US Sailing Small Boat Level 1 instructor, and Dave Lowe, a former teacher and experienced sailor. Adult and junior volunteers will be on hand to assist. Campers will learn to sail the Optimist Pram (OPTI), a small, extremely stable sailboat designed for teaching young people to sail. The SC Maritime Museum has a fleet of 10 wooden Optimist Prams funded by community sponsors and built by volunteers. For more information to download a registration form, visit To receive a registration form by mail contact Amy Rowe at the South Carolina Maritime Museum at 843.520.0111 or email
Through Aug. 11 - Cool Summer Evenings at Brookgreen Gardens. After a day at the beach, visit the gardens in the cool of the evening until 9 PM and enjoy concerts, kids programs, and dinner in the Pavilion Restaurant (open til 7 PM). Entertainment and programs are included in garden admission. Creek Cruises at 5, 6 and 7 PM are $8 (adults) and $4 (children) in addition to admission. The Lowcountry Trail, The Zoo and the Enchanted Storybook Forest close at 8 PM. Wed.-Fri., 843-235-6000 or 
Through August - "Then and Now: The Transformation of the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base" The Horry County Museum's exhibit, dedicated to the rich history and special memories of the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. The Base served The United States and the Horry County Community for more than 50 years. This exhibit explores the development of the MBAFB, its unexpected closing, and redevelopment into one of the Grand Strand's top destinations, the Market Common. Also showcased is the impressive history of the 354th Fighter Wing. This exhibit is sponsored by The Order of the Daedalians Flight 77 and Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union. Free and open to the public. For further information, 843.915.5320 or

Through Sept. 10 - The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum presents an exhibition of 43 works by Charleston-based artist Douglas Balentine, including studies, sketches, paintings in progress and finished paintings, titled "Beyond the Horizon." Gallery hours for the exhibit are from 10 AM-4 PM Tuesday through Saturday and 1-4 PM on Sunday. Admission to the Museum is free but donations are welcome.
843.238.2510 or

Through Sept. 17 - Feast Your Eyes: Celebrating the Food of the South at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, will explore southern culinary heritage as nourishment and beyond: a form of cultural, political and artistic expression; an enduring source of comfort; sometimes an object of obsession; perhaps a symbol of class, race or gender...and always a cause for celebration.  Gallery hours for the exhibit are from 10 AM-4 PM Tuesday through Saturday and 1-4 PM on Sunday. Admission to the Museum is free but donations are welcome.
843.238.2510 or

Through Oct. 31 - Whispering Wings Butterfly Experience through October. This seasonal exhibit features a lush garden filled with tropical plants where hundreds of butterflies soar through the air. Monarch, Zebra Longwing, Polydamas Swallowtails, Pipevine Swallowtails, Spicebush Swallowtails, Julias, Buckeyes, Queens, Painted Lady, and American Lady are just a few of the species that call Whispering Wings home. Dozens of other species will be added throughout the summer and fall. Whispering Wings contains a pupae emergence room where visitors may observe the transformation from chrysalis to adult butterflies. Interpretive signs throughout the exhibit and benches provide a restful place to watch their delicate beauty in flight. Daily, 10:30 AM-4:30 PM, adults $3, children $2 for a 30-minute timed visit, in addition to garden admission, 843-235-6000 or

Through December - Historic Horry County Photographs at the Horry County Museum (805 Main St., Conway). The saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words" is never more true than with a photograph. This exhibit explores historic photographs in the Museum's collection, spanning over 100 years and visually telling a story of how people in Horry County worked and lived. These captured moments in time serve as windows to the past, helping us to learn and understand Horry County's cultural past. For further information, please call the Horry County Museum at 843-915-5320 or e-mail at

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