What's happening on the Waccamaw Neck ~ compliments of the Friends of Waccamaw Library!
FOWL Community Connector
August 15, 2017
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: email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: 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.
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.
Adults at Waccamaw Library - most programs are free, although some require membership. Contact email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets Available for the 27th Annual FOWL Fall Luncheon & Auction. "Southern Style: Fine and Funky" will be held Tuesday, Sept. 26, 11:30 AM-2 PM at Pawleys Plantation. Individual tickets for this event can be purchased at the Friends Center. Groups of five or more must contact Roz
Breit at 843.237.7876 or email@example.com. There are a limited number of tickets available and they are going fast, so make sure to get yours soon! And, if you have some fine and/or funky items for the stylish woman or home decor to donate for the auction, drop them off at the Friends Center by Sept. 5, or call Diane Stern (908.310.2953) for pick-up.
Georgetown Library System archivist Julie Warren has been working on a large stack of postcards that were sent to people in Georgetown and will now go into the Library's online collection. She has finished scanning the postcards and is looking for volunteers to help transcribe the messages on the cards. Unfortunately, the software being used is unable to read handwriting, so it's up to us to figure out what's been written. Volunteers are needed to transcribe the messages. Julie can send a batch of scanned images to you, or you can come in and work with the postcards in person. She's open to either option. If you are interested in helping, please contact Julie at 843.545.8816 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Georgetown Library seeks volunteers to serve as learning coaches for adults. The Georgetown Library hosts a weekly Adult Learning Program that assists adults from the Georgetown area in developing their reading and writing skills. The free program started in February and already has 34 coaches working with 35 students. More adult learners are interested and more volunteer coaches are needed. Learners can see coaches on a drop-in basis from 2-6 PM each Wednesday at the Georgetown Library (405 Cleland St.), or can schedule weekly sessions at a mutually agreeable time. Tutoring is available for topics including: basic literacy, learning English, résumé writing, filling out job applications, improving basic computer skills, improving basic math skills, filling out forms and improving test performance. Coaches evaluate each adult's skills and create a plan for that individual's instruction. Then individuals are paired with a coach to complete the instruction plan. The coach and student will set up convenient weekly sessions to work together. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer is asked to call or email Sue Cross, Program Director, at email@example.com or 843.237.0289. The program is an outreach ministry of Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church in Pawleys Island.
CALENDAR OF COMMUNITY EVENTS
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 HorryCountyMuseum.org.
Wednesday, Aug. 16
Online and onsite registration for the Fall semester at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Coastal Carolina University.
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. 23 & 30. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.
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 HobcawBarony.org.
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 ClassAtPawleys.com.
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. 29 and Sept. 9. Reservations are not required; free of charge. 843.238.2510 or MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org.
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, GeorgetownSeaport.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Aug. 19
1 PM - Gathering Gourmet: An Introduction to Wild Edibles at the Horry County Museum (805 Main St., Conway). Growing on a farm, food often comes naturally from places far from the grocery store.Whether you live in a remote country setting or in the heart of the city, there are tasty foods growing right at your doorstep. Join artist/naturalist David Williams for an in-depth look at what to look for when hunting wild foods. During this session, visitors will take part in a question and answer discussion accompanied by a slide show. For the past 21 years, David has honed his outdoor skills teaching field sketching and survival workshops at a Naturalist Weekend in the NC Mountains, as well as foraging workshops for nature centers and historical institutions. An avid foodie and amateur gourmet cook, David enjoys sharing wild edibles year round with family and friends. Free and open to the public, 843.915.5320 or HorryCountyMuseum.org.
6 PM - The Palmetto Players present "An Evening of One-Act Plays" at Waccamaw Library (visit TheFOWL.org for details). Free and open to the public, email@example.com.
Sunday, Aug. 20
6 PM - In the Moon's Shadow: The Strange and Rare Occurrence of Solar Eclipses presented by Dr. Louis Rubbo, CCU Dept. of Chemistry and Physics, at Strand Theater (710 Front St., Georgetown). 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 KaminskiMuseum.org.
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. CNPA.org or email@example.com.
Wednesday, Aug. 23
1 PM - Gullah Geechee Program Series at Brookgreen Gardens. See Aug. 16 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 ClassAtPawleys.com.
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, email@example.com.
Saturday, Aug. 26
1 PM - Cadet & Boy Soldiers of SC during the Civil War at the Horry County Museum (805 Main Street, Conway). In 1864, with the strategic situation in crisis, the South Carolina legislature took the desperate step of calling up new forces from among the state's teenagers. These forces, led by wounded veterans or older men from the community (sometimes their own schoolteachers!) were known as the "South Carolina Junior Reserves," and they served through all of the dangers and miseries of the Carolinas Campaign of 1865. Their stories, and those of other underage soldiers serving in South Carolina forces, are a part of our state's rich military history. Presenter Joe Long is the Curator of Education for the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum, where he has worked since 2002. He holds an MA in History from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia, and has been published in Civil War Historian magazine, the Journal of the South Carolina Historical Society, and elsewhere; he has also appeared on the television shows "History Detectives," "Carolina Stories," and the Travel Channel's "Mysteries at the Museum." Joe has written or co-written several of the Confederate Relic Room's exhibits, including "Through Fiery Trials: Religion in Civil War South Carolina" and "Paths of Destruction: Sherman's Final Campaign." Free and open to the public, 843.915.5320 or HorryCountyMuseum.org
Tuesday, Aug. 29
2 PM - Feast Your Eyes/Celebrating the Food of the South.See Aug. 18 entry for details. Also offered Sept. 9. Reservations are not required; free of charge. 843.238.2510 or MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org.
Wednesday, Aug. 30
1 PM - Gullah Geechee Program Series at Brookgreen Gardens. See Aug. 16 entry for details. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.
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.
Friday, Sept. 1
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast:Nicole Seitz (The Cage-maker) at Kimbel's, Wachesaw. Bringing the New Orleans of the late 1800s and early 1900s vividly to life, Nicole Seitz's latest novel unfolds as a series of letters, journal entries, and newspaper articles discovered in the secret compartment of an enormous and exquisitely detailed birdcage that Trish, a 21st century blogger, has inherited from a heretofore unknown relative. As she peruses the documents, Trish finds herself irresistibly drawn into the history of her family - a tale that is, as one letter puts it, "part love story and part horror and madness." $30, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
1:30-4 PM - Learn to Throw A Cast Net. Boat season is here and if you have ever wondered how to throw a cast net, this is your chance! Come to Hobcaw Barony and learn this fool-proof way of opening the net with ease after only a few practice casts. You will never miss the bait again and will be welcomed on the bow of any boat once you have mastered the art of the throw. After practicing on land, participants will be taken to Clambank Creek to test their skills. Open for all ages. Bring your own cast net. Reservations required. Limited to 14. $20, HobcawBarony.org.
6-9 PM - Georgetown Business Association presents Music in the Park with Jim Quick and Coastline at Francis Marion Park (801 Front St.). Free, GeorgetownSeaport.com.
6 PM - Friday Night Film Series at Waccamaw Library presents "Beauty and the Beast" (2016, rated PG). The fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens and Luke Evans. Free and open to the public, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, Sept. 4
Litchfield Beautification Foundation Flag Project celebrates our service members on Labor Day with a 60 American flag display along 3.8 miles of Ocean Highway (US 17 from Sandy Island Road to Martin Luther King Road). The display can also be seen on Patriots Day - Sept. 11 and Veterans Day - Nov. 11.
Wednesday, Sept. 6
9 AM-Noon - Taste of OLLI-Conway, Coastal Carolina Science Center.
Shop for classes, meet your instructors, mingle with other Lifelong Learning members, and find out what is planned for the fall.
1 PM - Gullah Geechee Program Series at Brookgreen Gardens. Learn about the people, language and culture of the Gullah Beechee people whose ancestors were enslaved from West Africa and brought here to work on plantations. Also offered Sept. 13, 20 & 27. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.
Thursday, Sept. 7
10 AM-Noon - First Thursdays Speakers Series at Waccamaw Library presents Charlotte Hope, sea turtle biologist, showcasing the work of the SC Department of Natural Resources with the Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Engaging a network of more than 1,100 volunteers along the South Carolina coast, the program is managing and protecting sea turtles. Find out how these efforts are making a difference in helping sea turtles survive and reflect on this summer's nesting season. Sponsored by FOWL, free, email@example.com, theFOWL.org.
5:30 PM - Georgetown County Library Summer Book Club will discuss the August book selection Heaven is a Beautiful Place: A Memoir of the SC Coast by Genevieve Peterkin in the local history room (405 Cleland, Georgetown). Free, 843.545.3366.
Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 7-10
7:30 PM - The Music of Motown at Brookgreen Gardens. For six years now Brookgreen Gardens has partnered with Blue Eyed Theatrical for an annual outdoor tribute concert that has become one of the region's premiere entertainment events of the summer. This summer welcome The Music of Motown, featuring the greatest hits from a music revolution that defined a generation. The new show, featuring four nationally renowned singers and a live band of extraordinary musicians, will include the hits of the Temptations, The Jackson 5, The Supremes, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, The Commodores and many, many more. Thurs.-Sun., gates open at 6 PM; concert starts at 7:30 PM. General admission seating, first come first served. $30, members; $35, nonmembers. 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.
Friday, Sept. 8
9 AM-Noon - Taste of OLLI-Myrtle Beach Education Center. Shop for classes, meet your instructors, mingle with other Lifelong Learning members, and find out what is planned for the fall.
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Sean Keefer (The Solicitor) at Sea View Inn. In Keefer's follow up to The Trust, the second installment in the Noah Parks mysteries, things are not always as genteel as they seem in Charleston, SC. NY Times bestselling author Andra Watkins states "The Solicitor is a nail-biting thriller from the first sentence. It's The Firm meets Presumed Innocent with a touch of The Fugitive woven in. Readers will get lost in this gripping thriller." $30, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
6:30 PM - Friday Night Film Series at Waccamaw Library presents a "Sophie and the Rising Sun" (visit TheFOWL.org for details). Free and open to the public, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 PM - Feast Your Eyes/Celebrating the Food of the South. See Aug. 18 entry for details. Reservations are not required; free of charge. 843.238.2510 or MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org.
Monday, Sept. 11
Litchfield Beautification Foundation Flag Project celebrates our service members on Patriots Day with a 60 American flag display along 3.8 miles of Ocean Highway (US 17 from Sandy Island Road to Martin Luther King Road). The display can also be seen on Veterans Day - Nov. 11.
Tuesday, Sept. 12
9 AM-Noon - Taste of OLLI-Litchfield Education Center. Shop for classes, meet your instructors, mingle with other Lifelong Learning members, and find out what is planned for the fall.
9:30 AM - Low Country Herb Society holds its first meeting for the 2017-18 year at the Waccamaw Library. Guest speaker Katie Dickson, Senior Horticulturist at Moore Farms Botanical Garden, will give a presentation on "Fall Favorites: Bringing Cool Season Interest to your Landscape." 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 provided by LCHS members. Every regular meeting includes a guest speaker, tips and tricks with herbs, and information on the Herb of the Month. Throughout the year an annual picnic is held, a holiday luncheon, and at least one field trip, to list just a few of the extra activities. 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: email@example.com.
2-4 PM - Taste of OLLI-Georgetown Education Center. Shop for classes, meet your instructors, mingle with other Lifelong Learning members, and find out what is planned for the fall.
Wednesday, Sept. 13
1 PM - Gullah Geechee Program Series at Brookgreen Gardens. See Sept. 6 entry for details. Also offered Sept. 20 & 27. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.
Friday, Sept. 15
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Jim Fergus (The Vengeance of Mothers) at 21 Main, North Myrtle Beach. The award-winning author of several fiction and nonfiction books, Jim Fergus' novel One Thousand White Women won Best Book of the West and has sold more than a million copies both in the U.S. and France.His newest novel begins: 9 March 1876, My name is Meggie Kelly and I take up this pencil with my twin sister, Susie. We have nothing left, less than nothing. The village of our People has been destroyed, all our possessions burned, our friends butchered by the soldiers, our baby daughters gone, frozen to death on an ungodly trek across these rocky mountains. Empty of human feeling, half-dead ourselves, all that remains of us intact are hearts turned to stone. We curse the U.S. government, we curse the Army, we curse the savagery of mankind, white and Indian alike. We curse God in his heaven. Do not underestimate the power of a mother's vengeance. $30, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
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, GeorgetownSeaport.com.
Sept. 16 - CLASS Productions presents Unisoghn ("Unified Sons of God Harmonizing Naturally") at Kimbel Lodge, Hobcaw Barony, 3-5 PM.
Tickets are $30 per person. For nearly 30 years, these Benedict College Concert Choir members have been singing and performing throughout the south. Deemed the Godsons of R&B/Soul by the late great Mr. Bill Pinkney of the Drifters, Unisoghn has opened and sung background for various artist such as: The Gap Band, Smokey Robinson, The Supremes, Patti LaBelle, Jeffery Osbourne, Barbara Lewis, Jerry "The Iceman" Butler, Roberta Flack, The Tams, the late great Hank Ballard, Morris Day and The Time, Midnight Star, The SOS Band, Hootie and the Blowfish, etc. Their set list is endless and includes so many favorites: Get Ready, If You Don't Know Me, Love Train, The Way You Do the Things You Do, Just Imagination, Use to Be My Girl, Ain't Too Proud to Beg, Oh What A Night, Under The Boardwalk, Sitting On the Dock Of The Bay, Stand By Me, Purple Rain! Your ticket includes great music, a seat, snacks, iced tea and water. You may bring additional refreshments (alcohol or non), if you wish. The concert will be indoors (rain or shine); tickets are limited. To reserve, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
Sept. 17 - "George Washington and the Constitution" at Base Recreation Center (800 Grabeski Lane, Market Common, Myrtle Beach). George and Martha (as portrayed by Bill and Cara Elder) are coming to Myrtle Beach on Constitution Day, Sunday at 2 PM. Mark your calendars and invite your family and friends for this special program commemorating the Two Hundred Thirtieth Anniversary of the signing of the US Constitution. This is a free event, presented by the Theodosia Burr Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. For more information, 843.267.2518.
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 www.PawleysMusic.com. 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 Barbara@cameotravelcenter.com.
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.
TheArtsGrandStrand.com - 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 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.
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.
Through Oct. 29 - 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, 9:30 AM-5 PM, free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.
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 Brookgreen.org.
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 HCGMuseum@horrycounty.org