Thursday, November 30, 2017

Your bi-monthly FOWL newsletter is here!

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

The Friends of Waccamaw Library's bi-monthly digital newsletter aims to let you know what's happening on the Waccamaw Neck and Georgetown (farther afield if it's library-related). This e-communication supplements the hard copy newsletter mailed quarterly and is sent to all Friends (whose e-dresses we have) and to all who ask to be added to the Constant Contact list.

In addition to the programming developed by the library system and the Friends (in red), we will cover other opportunities for quality experiences, education and entertainment. The information is organized by date, so scroll down to the date you are seeking. If you are part of a group or organization with news to share, we welcome your announcement. Keep it short; just the facts. We cannot reproduce an elaborate pdf with graphics and photos. The key information needed includes: Title of event, Where held, When (date and time), BRIEF description, Benefit for (if applicable), Cost (if any), Contact (phone and email), Website (for more information).
To be added to the e-mail list or to submit an announcement, please send your information directly to the e-newsletter editor Linda Ketron at:
Kids & Families at Waccamaw Library - all programs free.

Game on! We play a wide variety of family friendly board and card games and always have a great time. Free,

  • Mondays - Open Gaming & Cooperative game day, ages 10+, 3-6 PM.
  • Tuesdays - Open Gaming & Tabletop, ages 10+, 3-6 PM.
  • Wednesdays - Open Gaming & Magic the Gathering Day, ages 10+, 3-6 PM.
  • Open Gaming & Art Day, 10+, 3-6 PM.
  • Fridays - Minecraft Friday, all ages (under 10 accompanied by adult), 2:30-5 PM.
  • Saturdays - Open Gaming, 10+, 11 AM-5 PM. First Saturday each month - Magic the Gathering Draft and competition; Last Saturday each month - Library Game Days, 11 AM-1 PM focus on games for children and families; 1 PM on focus on games for teens and adults.


  • Storytime! Every Wednesday, 10:30 AM. Ages birth to 5.
  • Art with the Myrtle Beach Art Museum. Ages 7 and up, 1st Wednesday each month, 3-4 PM.
  • Canine Angels. Reading has gone to the dogs! Check out this link to see the benefits to children of reading to attentive pooches: All ages, 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month, 3-4 PM.
  • Manners Club is held the first Saturday each month, providing basic etiquette and manners training in a fun and exciting environment for children 4-10 years old. Contact Connie Graham (Ms. Manners) at
Adults at Waccamaw Library - most programs are free, although some require membership. Contact
  • Tidelands Camera Club meets on the first Monday each month, 9-11 AM.
  • Technology Club meets on the second Monday each month at 9:30 AM to discuss advances.
  • Waccamaw Genealogy Club meets on the third Monday each month, 9-11:30 AM.
  • Knitting Group meets Mondays, 1-3 PM to knit and crochet with company and share patterns and techniques. Contact Carol Davison at
  • Mah Jongg Club meets Tuesdays, 1-3 PM, bring your set and current card.
  • A Course in Miracles meets Tuesdays, 6:30-8 PM, facilitated by Marc Breines, 704.309.2415.
November-December Artist at the Waccamaw Library: Cynthia Hoppin Shuler
Cynthia's stunning artwork series, Salt Life, is a combination of impressionistic and expressionistic influences, with a rich pallet of joyous color. She enjoys painting the wide range of subject matter available in the Low Country, and is particularly drawn to the figurative riches presented by the beaches of the Grand Strand. Shuler studied in San Antonio, Texas, where she won a competitive fine art scholarship at the University of Texas, Austin. She completed her B.F.A. at Miami University in Ohio, and did further post graduate studio work at the University of Tennessee. In the summer of 2016 she studied at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy. Her work has been on display in several states and competed in international, national, and regional shows, winning several awards. She is represented locally by The Island Fine Art Gallery in Pawleys Island and The Prince George Gallery in Georgetown. For more information, 
November-December Photographer at the Waccamaw Library: CNPA 11
The Waccamaw Library presents a two-month exhibit featuring the works of eleven fantastic nature photographers from the Myrtle Beach Region of the Carolinas' Nature Photographers Association. CNPA is a group of amateur and professional nature photographers based in the Northeast area of South Carolina and the extreme Southeast area of North Carolina. The group promotes nature photography in the Carolinas and an awareness and appreciation of the area's natural beauty. Enjoy riveting scenes of birds, insects, beaches, flowers and more from Sandra Anderson, Gary Baird, Sandra Barnes, Steve Brooks, Patricia Tanner Candal, Roger Doyle, Bonnie Eaglin, Terri Eddinger, David Fattaleh, Clarke Hayes, Anne Malarich, and Peter Maronge. For more information,
Tickets available for the FOWL Holiday Happening!
Join us on Sunday, Dec. 10, from 3-5 PM at the Waccamaw Library for a two-fold fundraiser featuring Lee Brockington and Bill Oberst Jr. giving their sometimes touching, sometimes hilarious readings of holiday classics. The two benefits include raising the remaining funds needed to name one of the Waccamaw Library meeting rooms for the Chandler/ Peterkin family. (Memories of Genevieve "Sister" Peterkin will surround the DeBordieu Colony Auditorium.) Once we reach the $15,000 needed and pay the minimal fee to place a plaque above the door, the rest of the $15K will be donated toward a starter collection of library books for the coming South Georgetown Library (serving North Santee, Sampit and Saints Delight communities). FOWL is already delivering boxes of books to distribute throughout South Georgetown in anticipation of the new library. Guests will be served wassail, tea, coffee and great holiday cookies! Tickets are $35 each and available at the Friends Center inside the library.
Unique Christmas Gifts at the FOWL Friends Center. Holiday shopping should be fun and easy, so the Friends Center is starting the Christmas season today to give you plenty of time to enjoy the holidays.  Our theme this year is "Home for Christmas," with loads of unique items to GIVE for someone else's home or to KEEP for your own. Our gifts are always thoughtfully sourced and often one of a kind, so  once we sell out of an item, no more will be ordered. If you see it and love it, you should buy it now!

French Film Festival passes (six films for $8) are available Dec. 1 at Art Works in the Litchfield Exchange. The Festival will be held at the Waccamaw Library, Friday-Sunday, Jan. 26-28 and Friday-Sunday, Feb. 2-4, 2018. (Great stocking stuffer!) For film details, or pick up a flyer in the Friends Center.

Georgetown Library Call for Volunteers for the Yuletide Home Tour on Dec. 9th. Docents needed in all the houses on the tour, as well as a couple of the houses of worship. Docents for the Tour are "greeters" to the homes, a vital role in making participants feel welcomed. The shifts are two hours long (1:00-3:00 or 3:00-5:00) giving time to see some of the other sites during the remaining two hours. Besides the joy of sharing the Yuletide spirit, the benefits of being a docent include a free ticket for the Tour and an invitation with a guest to our opening reception at the Library on Friday evening, Dec. 8 at 6 PM. If you are available, please contact

Friday & Saturday, Dec. 1 & 2
3-10 PM - Nights of a Thousand Candles. See Brookgreen Gardens come to life amid the soft glow of more than 5,500 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights. Walk the paths with a warm cup of cider, hear the sounds of hand bells ringing, carolers singing, and celebrate the season with family and friends. The 80-foot-tall fir tree decorated with 70,000 lights will be lighted in ceremonial fashion at 5:45 PM every night. An outdoor glass sculpture exhibit will be on display in Anne's Garden. Created by Conway Glass, guests will see the garden beautifully decorated with new hand-blown glass flowers and trees. Also offered Dec. 7-9 and Dec. 14-17.  November prices: Adult ($13, member; $17, general public), Child 4-12 ($8, member; $10, general public); December prices: Adult ($14, member; $18, general public), Child 4-12 ($8, member; $10, general public); All children age 3 and under are free. Purchase tickets at 1.888.713.4253 or at
Friday, Dec. 1  
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Wiley Cash (The Last Ballad) at Ocean One, Litchfield.The New York Times bestselling author of the celebrated A Land More Kind Than Home and This Dark Road to Mercy returns with this eagerly awaited new novel, set in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina in 1929 and inspired by actual events. Intertwining myriad voices, Wiley Cash brings to life the heartbreak and bravery of the now forgotten struggle of the labor movement in early twentieth-century America - and pays tribute to the thousands of heroic women and men who risked their lives to win basic rights for all workers. Lyrical, heartbreaking, and haunting, this eloquent novel confirms Wiley Cash's place among our nation's finest writers. $30, 843.235.9600 or
1-5 PM - FOWL Holiday Book Sale at the Waccamaw Library offers scores of books in pristine condition for gift giving or winter reading. Tanya Ackerman will be selling (at a special price!) and signing her 2018 Chasing the Light calendar (20% to FOWL - thank you, Tanya!). 843.545.3387 or
7 PM - Strand Cinema (710 Front St., Georgetown) presents "The Midwife" (2017, subtitled). Two of French cinemas biggest stars shine in this bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire (Catherine Frot), a hardworking midwife, and the lively mistress (Catherine Deneuve) of Claire's deceased father. $5 cinema members, $7 non-members, 843.527.2924, 3# or

5-7 PM - Murrells Inlet Christmas Tree Lighting. Come enjoy a fun family evening at Morse Park! Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus will be there checking their list and discovering what the kiddos want to find on Christmas morning. There will be Christmas music, and we will light a beautiful tree at 6 PM!  You can also sip on hot chocolate as the kids make a special craft!  Free to everyone and dogs welcome on a leash. Free, 843.357.2007 or
Saturday, Dec. 2
9 AM-3 PM - "Christmas on the Farm" in Horry County from 1900-1955 at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm (Hwy 701 North and Harris Shortcut Road, Conway). See how the farm family would have prepared for the Christmas season. Demonstrations will be centered on activities that would have taken place in the farm house including making candy, cooking on the wood burning stove, and decorating the Christmas tree. Other demonstrations will include traditional music at the syrup shed while making cane syrup from sugar cane. Free and open to the public, 843.365.3596 or 
9 AM-10 PM - Christmas in Downtown Georgetown sponsored by the Georgetown Business Association. 9-11 AM - Breakfast with Santa at Harborside Restaurant (815 Front Street), $8 (2 & under free); 11 AM-1 PM - Christmas Parade begins at Francis Marion Park; 1:30-2:30 PM - Meet Santa and Birds of Prey Demonstration at Francis Marion Park; 5-6 PM - The Embers Christmas Concert; 6-6:30 PM - Lighted Boat Parade along the Harborwalk; 7:15-7:30 PM - Tree Lighting hosted by The Embers at Francis Marion Park; 7:30-10 PM - Kringle Krawl along Front Street businesses with restaurant specials; Sat., 9 AM-10 PM, free and open to the public, details at
10 AM-5 PM - Paint-In with Danny McLaughlin at Art Works in the Litchfield Exchange. Finish that gift painting under the expert instruction of one of the area's finest artists. $45, 843.235.9600 or
10 AM-4 PM - Murrells Inlet Holiday Tour of Homes. This year's tour includes homes in Mt. Gilead, Collins Creek Landing, waterfront creek homes, and more. $28 in advance, $33 day of tour, 843.357.2007 or
11 AM-4 PM - Annual Atalaya Holiday Celebration at Huntington Beach State Park on US 17 between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach. The event includes holiday decorated rooms, vendors/crafts, baked good, and musical entertainment. Lunch catered by Pop Pop's Pit BBQ.  Sponsored by The Friends of Huntington Beach State Park. Admission - $3 plus park admission. 

11 AM-5 PM - Merry MarshWalk Christmas. Enjoy a unique shopping experience, with local businesses and artists lining the MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet. We look forward in celebrating A Merry MarshWalk Christmas with you, all while enjoying the most spectacular waterfront dining on the Grand Strand! Also offered Dec. 9. Like our Facebook page (@TheMarshWalkofMurrellsInlet), 843.497.3450.
3:30-4:30 PM - FOWL Members Only: Gospel Holiday with The Glorymen and Tiffany at the Waccamaw Library. Enjoy a full-throated glorious hour of a traditional Southern gospel quartet with the added beauty of Tiffany Shealy. Light refreshments. Free with FOWL membership (you can join at the door!),

7 PM - Strand Cinema (710 Front St., Georgetown) presents "Maudie" (2016). An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community. $5 cinema members, $7 non-members, 843.527.2924, 3# or

Sunday, Dec. 3-Sunday, Dec. 10
8 AM-7 PM - Trees For Tomorrow - A Lowcountry Legacy will celebrate reaching its goal of planting 15,000 new trees during its first five years of operation - plus its new tax deductible status - by giving away 500 magnolias this week. The trees will be given away on a first-come first-serve basis at Murrells Inlet Seafood (4886 South Hwy 17 Business). All donations to Trees For Tomorrow will now be tax deductible. In addition, Murrells Inlet Seafood will donate all profits from its daily soup bar to Trees For Tomorrow throughout the month of December. These funds will be used to order more trees for another giveaway later in the winter. No need to call ahead. Just show up and get your free magnolias!
Sunday, Dec. 3
3 PM - Murrells Inlet Annual Christmas Parade: Thousands come out to Business 17 each year to enjoy the parade. Rain or shine. New parade route starts at Hwy 17 Bus. at Sunnyside Avenue. Free, 843.357.2007 or
Monday, Dec. 4
6-7:30 PM - FOWL presents John Lane and Hastings Hensel in a creative environmental question and poetic answer, based on Lane's new book of poems, Anthropocene Blues. John Lane is professor of English and Environmental Studies at Wofford College and director of the Goodall Environmental Studies Center. He is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose. A member of the South Carolina Academy of Authors, Lane is one of the co-founders of Spartanburg's Hub City Writers Project. Hastings Hensel is the author of the poetry collection Winter Inlet, winner of the 2014-2015 Unicorn Press First Book Prize, and the poetry chapbook Control Burn, winner of the 2011 Iron Horse Literary Review Single-Author Contest. His poems have appeared in numerous literary journals. At CCU, he is the Advisory Poetry Editor for CCU's online literary journal, Waccamaw, and he teaches composition and creative writing classes as a Lecturer in the English Department. Free and open to the public, 
Tuesday, Dec. 5
11 AM - Free Guided Tour of Grand Strand Collects, a compilation of more than 200 works of art on loan from local residents at Burroughs & Chapin Art Museum. The exhibit, which fills all of the Museum's galleries, reflects the tastes, passions and pleasures of local collectors. Tours also offered Dec. 10 and 14.  Admission to the tours, and to the Museum, are free, 843.238.2510 or
5:30 PM - Georgetown County Museum presents William Hall with "From Field to Cup," the story of tea in South Carolina. Free and open to the public (donations appreciated), 843.545.7020.
Thursday, Dec. 7
10 AM - First Thursdays Speakers Series at Waccamaw Library presents Walter Hill, "A Retrospective: Christmas on the Farm." Director of the Horry County Museum and L.W. Paul Living History Farm takes us on a journey to an earlier era. Do you yearn to return to simpler times and the nostalgia of Christmases past? Discover holiday traditions of the small farms of Horry and Georgetown counties before WWII. Sponsored by FOWL, free,,

11:30 AM - The Low Country Warbirds annual meeting will be held at The Litchfield Fish House Restaurant (13060 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island).  All former and present day military aviators and crew are welcome to attend, including World War 2, Korean, Viet Nam, Gulf War, and active duty military aviators and crew. Colin Heaton, a former professor of history, military history and sociology will be the guest speaker. Mr. Heaton served in the U. S. Army and Marines as a scout sniper is also author of several aviation books and consults as a military historian for television and film. The social hour is followed by lunch and presentation, $30  includes lunch, tax and gratuity. Reservations, 843.543.1057 or
2:30-4:30 PM - Gingerbread House Party at the Waccamaw Neck Branch Library. Come and build a gingerbread house. Everything is supplied. All ages welcome. Free and open to the public, or 843.545.3349. 
Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 7-9
3-10 PM - Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens. See Dec. 1 entry for details. Also offered Dec. 14-17. Advanced tickets only: adult ($14 member, $18 nonmember), child ($8 member, $10 nonmember), under 3 (free), group price for 15 guests or more, 843.235.6021.
Friday, Dec. 8
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Sally Kilpatrick (Bless Her Heart) at Pawleys Plantation. Laugh-out-loud funny and unabashedly uplifting, with just the right amount of Southern sass, Sally Kilpatrick's wonderful novel centers on one woman's journey from an unhappy marriage to a surprising second chance . . .On the day Posey Love discovers that her born-again husband has been ministering to some of his flock a little too eagerly, she also learns that he's left her broke and homeless. One by one, Posey is bulldozing through her old beliefs about love, family - and what it really means to be good. And she's finding that breaking a few rules might be the perfect way to heal a heart . . . $30, 843.235.9600 or
2:30 PM - Strand Cinema (710 Front St., Georgetown) presents "Maudie" (2016). $5 cinema members, $7 non-members, 843.527.2924, 3# or

5:30-7:30 PM - Island Art Gallery Miniature Show and Holiday Open House. This annual Holiday event features fine food, drink and good fun! Area artists are invited to enter the show and be eligible for a peoples' choice award. Free and open to the public, 843.314.0298.
6:30 PM - Friday Night Movies at the Waccamaw Library presents "The Shack." A grieving man receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God. Free and open to the public,
Saturday, Dec. 9
11 AM-5 PM - Merry MarshWalk Christmas. See Dec. 2 entry for details.  Like our Facebook page (@TheMarshWalkofMurrellsInlet), 843.497.3450.
Noon-3 PM - Plantation Christmas at Bellefield Plantation. Celebrate the holidays the old-fashioned way with a Lowcountry oyster roast and BBQ feast completed by chicken bog, side dishes, dessert, wine, and beer. Enjoy tours and interpretation of Bellefield Plantation, including Southern customs and symbolism of Christmas greenery, plantation preparations of the 19th century, and the Baruch family's hunting parties of the 20th century. Please BYOC (bring your own chair), reservations required, Sat., Noon-3 PM, $50,
1:30-5:30 PM - Yuletide Tour of Homes sponsored by Friends of the Georgetown Library. Offered for touring will be a dozen lovely residences bedecked in their holiday finery and a beautiful house museum that will serve as a refreshment site. The tour is self-guided and maps will be provided. Enjoy celebrating the holiday season, and all proceeds fund future library programming. Tickets are $25, ($20 for any Friend of the Library), and may be purchased in advance at the Georgetown Library (405 Cleland Street) or the Waccamaw Library (41 St. Paul Place). Sat., 1:30-5:30 PM, 843.545.3303. If you are on Facebook, you can help us extend the invitation by liking and sharing
2:30 PM - Strand Cinema (710 Front St., Georgetown) presents "The Midwife" (2017, subtitled). $5 cinema members, $7 non-members, 843.527.2924, 3# or

7 PM - Strand Cinema (710 Front St., Georgetown) presents "The Big Sick" (2017). $5 cinema members, $7 non-members, 843.527.2924, 3# or

Sunday, Dec. 10
3-5 PM - FOWL Holiday Happening: Lee B & Bill O Onstage Together Again! A two-fold fundraiser featuring Lee Brockington and Bill Oberst Jr. giving their sometimes-touching, sometimes-hilarious readings of holiday classics at Waccamaw Library. The two benefits include raising the remaining funds needed to name one of the Waccamaw Library meeting rooms for the Chandler/Peterkin family. (Memories of Genevieve "Sister" Peterkin will surround the DeBordieu Colony Auditorium.) Once we reach the $15,000 needed and pay the minimal fee to place a plaque above the door, the rest of the $15K will be donated toward a starter collection of library books for the coming South Georgetown Library (serving North Santee, Sampit and Saints Delight communities). FOWL is already delivering boxes of books to distribute throughout South Georgetown in anticipation of the new library. Guests will be served wassail, tea, coffee and great holiday cookies! Tickets are available at the Friends Center inside the library. $35, or 843.545.3623.
Tuesday, Dec. 12
10 AM - FOGL offers Tuesdays With... in the auditorium of the Georgetown Library (405 Cleland St.).  Our speaker will be Goffinet McLaren, presenting "Plastic versus Our Planet " or "Our Holiday Gift to the Earth." McLaren has worked to increase awareness of the devastating consequences of ocean pollution and has written a children's book in an attempt to help educate children and young adults about plastic and its relationship to our planet.

Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 14-17
3-10 PM - Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens. See Dec. 1 entry for details. Advanced ticket only: adult ($14 member, $18 nonmember), child ($8 member, $10 nonmember), under 3 (free), group price for 15 guests or more, 843.235.6021.
Thursday, Dec. 14
11 AM - Georgetown Library Book Club meets to discuss The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank. Free and open to the public, no membership required. For a copy of the book, see Patti Burns at Georgetown Library (405 Cleland St.).

2 PM - Free Guided Tour of Grand Strand Collects, see Dec. 5 entry for details843.238.2510 or

6:30 PM - "The Nutcracker" at Waccamaw Library. See the 2011 Lincoln Center performance by New York City Ballet. The live performance of the ballet was a spectacle like no other, involving 90 New York City Ballet dancers, 62 musicians, 32 stagehands and two casts of 50 young students from the school of American Ballet. Tschaikovsky's music, the choreography of George Balanchine, sumptuous costumes and lavish sets all added to the magic. Lincoln Center, at the time, reported that the one-ton Christmas tree that grew from a height of 12 feet to 40 feet brought audible gasps of disbelief from the audience at each performance. The viewing is sponsored by the library and the Lincoln Center Outreach Program, and is free and open to the public. For more information, email
Friday, Dec. 15
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Diane Michael Cantor (When Nighttime Shadows Fall) at Carefree Catering. In the early 1970s, Laura Bauer decides to leave college and head fifty miles north of her comfortable Atlanta home to manage a federally funded project aiding pregnant teenagers from the back roads of Appalachia. Almost as young as her clients, Laura is immediately confronted with - and almost overwhelmed by - a variety of young women in desperate circumstances, having no other source of prenatal care. Cantor's second novel portrays the world of these girls with compassion, hardscrabble humor, and reverence for their families' capacities to prevail despite hardships. As an outsider whose urban upbringing is vastly different from those of her clients, Laura must win their trust and overcome her own inexperience and the magnitude of the need she finds. When Nighttime Shadows Fall movingly portrays Laura's clients as they search for love from boyfriends, husbands, and babies. Some find it, but ultimately, through powerful revelations, their strength comes from within. $30, 843.235.9600 or
Saturday, Dec. 16
9 AM-Noon - Breakfast with Santa at Pawleys Plantation. Delicious breakfast, including a picture with Santa. $15 adults, $10 children. Reservations required, Chantell Dowell at 843.237.6082 or Annie Watts at 843.237.6083.

5 PM - The 3rd Annual MarshWalk Santa Crawl in Murrells Inlet. Participants are encouraged to dress in their finest Christmas-themed attire as they celebrate on the MarshWalk and enjoy the holiday fun one bar at a time. Each of the eight MarshWalk Restaurants and Bars plan to feature holiday drink and dinner specials along with live holiday music. The first 25 guests to arrive at each restaurant (totaling 200 guests) will receive a FREE beaded shot glass necklace. Also, the MarshWalk group will be giving away a $1000 cash prize to the individual whose holiday outfit best represents the spirit of the season. You must collect a wristband from the following MarshWalk locations to be eligible for the cash prize...Bovine's, Wahoo's, Bubba's Love Shak, Creek Ratz, Drunken Jack's, Tuna Shak, Dead Dog Saloon, The Claw House. The MarshWalk Group includes the following restaurants: Bovine's, Wahoo's Fish House, Drunken jacks, Captain Dave's Dockside, Creek Ratz, Dead Dog Saloon, The Claw House, and The Wicked Tuna. Like our Facebook page (@TheMarshWalkofMurrellsInlet) or 843.497.3450.
Sunday, Dec. 17
2:30 PM -  POV (Point of View) canceled (schedules got crazy this close to Christmas). The series will launch in the new year. or
Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 27-29
9 AM-12:30 PM - Winter Coastal Ecology Camp at Hobcaw Barony for children grades 2-5. $100,
Thursday, Dec. 28
1:30-4 PM - Hike Hobcaw: The Rice Mill Ruins. Exclusive hike with Hobcaw Barony staff through trails usually closed to the public. This 4 mile hike begins at the woods of Belle Baruch's airport and continues to Barnyard Village. This African American community contains extant buildings that were lived in until the 1940s, as well as the 19th century brick rice mill's ruins. While enjoying the views of rice fields created by enslaved labor of the rice era, discussion will revolve around natural and cultural history, as well as nature and ecosystems of this part of Hobcaw Barony. (Exertion level: High impact, hiking for 4 miles) Free, but reservations required.
Friday, Dec. 29
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Ernest Merchant (Lost and Found) at Ocean One, Litchfield. This is not your stereotypical gay-hairdresser-addict-convict story ... if there is such a thing. In the vein of Augusten Burroughs and Jeannette Walls, Lost and Found is a harrowing tale of survival in a world hostile to diversity. The memoir spans five decades, from the young boy whose search for identity and self-empowerment begins with the haunting observation, "there are no pictures of me as a baby," through a dark, spiraling vortex of bad decisions, while "looking for love in all the wrong places." With unflinching candor, Merchant explores the issues of sexual diversity, drug addiction, crime and punishment, and social prejudice. His sardonic humor and clear-eyed honesty take the reader on a dangerous journey, battling the demons of self-destruction - a war that turns out to be surprisingly uplifting. $30, 843.235.9600 or
Sunday, Dec. 31
6-9 PM - New Year's Eve "Garden by Candlelight" Pre-Party. Begin your New Year's Eve celebration at Brookgreen when the sculpture garden will open with thousands of hand-lit candles, holiday lights, and music. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. Space is limited for this special evening in the gardens and advanced tickets are required. Sun., $20 (non-members) and $15 (members), 843.235.6021.
Looking Way Ahead!
Travel to China (a portion of proceeds to benefit the Friends of Waccamaw Library): From March 30-April 8, 2018, Barbara McGhee, tour guide and owner of Cameo Travel Enrichment, will lead a customized Chinese cultural tour, the first time it is offered. For only $2,590 (round trip airfare from JFK, 5 star hotels and many meals included, single supplement - $380), you will visit the Great Wall of China, Xian and the Terra Cotta Warriors, the Panda Center (!), Tang Dynasty Dance and Music, Beijing and the China National Center for the Performing Arts, the Summer Palace, Forbidden City, Museums and more. If you are interested in receiving more information, call 843.650.4501 or send an email to
ONGOING! - Check out this updated nonprofit website, created and maintained by Murrells Inlet resident John Morken, to keep you informed about all of the cultural events on the Grand Strand. Dedicated to making it easy to know about all the Fine Arts events, it strips away pop culture and tourist attractions found in other guides. The What's Happening page has artists, performers and sponsors personally telling you what they are presenting NOW, along with ads for events. The calendar displays as a month, week, day or agenda. Each event is categorized (e.g., music, art), and you can choose to view any or all of the categories by clicking on them in the dropboxes at the top of the calendar.
Through Dec. 14 - Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum presents "Grand Strand Collects" featuring more than 200 works of art from the collections of local residents, accompanied by remarks by their respective owners about how they were able to acquire and why.  Also opening on Sept. 28 is "Jocelyn Châteauvert: The South Carolina Arts Commission Turns 50," featuring a site-specific installation by Châteauvert made of suspended three-dimensional sculptures the artist creates from handmade paper. 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 Dec. 29 - The Kaminski House Museum presents A Very Fashionable Christmas! The theme is A Celebration of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Ten local and area design specialists will decorate each room of the museum in various time periods throughout the years. Candlelight Evenings and Family Nite dates will be announced. 11 AM-3 PM, 843.546.7706.
Through Jan. 2, 2018 - Brookgreen Holiday Exhibits open daily and during Nights of a Thousand Candles. Two indoor exhibits are beautiful additions to our seasonal celebration and are included in admission. Daily 9:30 AM-5 PM, 843.235.6000 or
Through March 2018 - Handcrafted Wooden Boats by William "Bill" Brady on display at the Waccamaw Library. Bill never dreamed he would become a shipwright, and his sailing vessels are sized more for Stuart Little than Captain Ahab, but the man is a genius at fashioning fascinating crafts perfect down to the tiniest detail. For more information, email

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Christmas Book Sale



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Monday, November 27, 2017

December's First Thursday Program on Dec. 7

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