What's happening on the Waccamaw Neck ~ compliments of the Friends of Waccamaw Library!
FOWL Community Connector
November 1, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com.
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: www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/186708. 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 PawleysIslandMannersClub@gmail.com.
Adults at Waccamaw Library - most programs are free, although some require membership. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com.
Come Vote in The People's Choice Awards! The Waccamaw Library is hosting a beautiful show of original colored pencil artwork, and a chance for you to vote on your favorite. The Colored Pencil Society of America, Chapter 124, is holding its Fourth Annual People's Choice Awards at the library at 41 St. Paul Place until December. Come view thirteen vivid works of art, pick your favorite, and hand in your ballot at the front desk.
The group was formed in 2012 and is the first chapter in South Carolina. The small but busy society holds workshops to learn about new techniques and materials, invites guest artists to learn about their style and focus, holds studio time so everyone can work together, and displays the results locally and online. For more information on the CPSA visit their website at http://www.cpsa124.org/, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 St. 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 for the Home 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!
For those who may have missed October'sFirst Thursdayat the Waccamaw Library and/or Tuesdays With.... at the Georgetown Library or for those who would like to relive the events, Lee Brockington's interesting and informative presentations on "The Educational Legacy of Georgetown County" are now availableon YouTube. The links are provided below. We know you'll enjoy watching them!
Thank you to attendees at the "Growth on the Waccamaw Neck" forum on Oct. 12. We were fortunate to have had strong support from a broad cross section of our community for this process, culminating in well over 75 people attending the workshop. A number of common themes have emerged from those conversations and they are summarized in thelinkedreport generated by Dover, Kohl and Associates, our consultants for the last meeting. In the next several weeks they will also generate an illustration showing the potential for implementation of some of these ideas, to suggest what visual impact they might have. None of this is formal land use planning, let alone regulation writing - it is visualization to further the community dialogue. Any formal results would be generated through the revision of the Comprehensive Plan that the County is embarking on next year. There will certainly be public meetings associated with that process and continued participation will be vital to achieving a valuable result.We are very pleased to announce that the local name for the Georgetown Regional Center for Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development (UN RCE Georgetown), will be Georgetown RISE - Resilience, Innovation, Sustainability, & Education. Please check out our website for information, events, and ways to stay in touch at georgetownrise.org.
Wednesday, Nov. 1
1 PM - Gullah Geechee Program at Brookgreen Gardens in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium. Join Ron Daise, Brookgreen's Vice-President for Creative Education, author, and historian and learn about the people, language, and culture of the Gullah Geechee people whose ancestors were enslaved from West Africa and brought here to work on plantations. Also offered Nov. 1, 8 & 15; no program Nov. 22 & 29. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000.
1-3 PM - Behind the Lab Coats. What goes on behind the doors of the NERR Headquarters and Baruch Marine Laboratory? Take a tour of the lab and talk to the scientists about their projects. Learn about research and monitoring programs, plus all of the education, stewardship and training programs offered. Limited to 14. Free but please register, 843.904.9016 or -9017.
Thursday, Nov. 2
10 AM-noon - First Thursdays Speakers Series at Waccamaw Library presents "The Maritime Archaeological Legacy of the Pee Dee Region: Shipwrecks, Logging and Other Sites." This illustrated presentation focuses on the maritime archaeological legacy of shipping, logging, naval warfare and other activities in our area. Covered will be shipwrecks including the Brown's Ferry Vessel, CSS PeeDee and USS Harvest Moon, remnants of the logging industry and other diverse sites that reflect the unique maritime heritage of the Pee Dee region of SC. Sponsored by FOWL, free and open to the public, email@example.com, theFOWL.org.
1:30-4:30 PM - Behind the Scenes Tour of Hobcaw Barony. Join us on an expanded tour of Hobcaw Barony for opportunities to see and experience more than what is offered on the daily Introductory Tour. With stops at the North Inlet salt marsh, the grounds of Bellefield Plantation, Friendfield Village, and the main floor of Hobcaw House, participants have a chance to spend more time at each location than offered on the daily tour. Reservations required.Also offered Nov. 9 & 16. $30, Hobcaw Barony.org.
Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 2-5
8 PM - Swamp Fox Players present "Quartet" at the Strand Theater (Front Street, Georgetown). Also offered Nov. 10-12. Thurs.-Sat., 8 PM, Sun., 2:30 PM, $20, 843.527.2924.
Friday, Nov. 3
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Emily Colin (The Dream Keeper's Daughter) at Pawleys Plantation. A woman discovers an impossible connection that transcends time and place in this stirring, unforgettable novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Memory Thief. $30, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
11 AM-1 PM - 13th Annual Bag Ladies Luncheon to benefit the Burroughs & Chapin Art Museum. Seated luncheon at the Dunes Golf & Beach Club (9000 N. Ocean Blvd) with 100 donated handbags and gift certificates up for auction.$50, 843.238.2510.
1:30-3:30 PM - Friendfield Village Tour at Hobcaw Barony. Daily Introductory Tours pass through this African American village, once home to 100 slaves and lived in by black employees until 1952. Consider joining this in-depth tour for a more comprehensive exploration of Friendfield, traveling by bus, but being guided on foot through the cabins and the 19th century church. Hobcaw Barony has a unique chance to interpret history at the site, as gleaned from documents, photographs, oral histories and visits from former residents. Reservations required. $20, HobcawBarony.org.
6-8 PM - Investigation: Belle Baruch, What New Research Reveals. While enjoying an informal southern supper at Hobcaw Barony's Kimbel Lodge, listen to Francis Marion University Professor Dr. Lynn Hanson present new research from 7,000 financial documents recently discovered and examined by Hanson and her team. This project has revealed Belle Baruch's priorities, lifelong philanthropy to organizations and individuals previously unknown to have had contact. Using unique methods to investigate and a broad number of resources, Dr. Hanson and her team have helped to expose the private individual who created Hobcaw Barony's 16,000-acre research laboratory. Reservations required. $30, HobcawBarony.org.
Saturday, Nov. 4
10 AM-4 PM - Miss Ruby's Kids Kitchen Tour. Visit beautiful kitchens in elegant Debordieu, Wachesaw Plantation and North Litchfield. Limited tickets. Arts & Crafts Fair (9:30 AM-5 PM) and the Apple Dumpling Festival (9:30 AM-2 PM) at the tour check-in at St. Peter's Lutheran Church (Ocean Hwy & Crooked Oak). Purchase tickets at MissRubysKids.net or by calling 843.527.0277. $30 in advance, $35 day of, if available.
10 AM-5 PM - Paint-In with Danny McLaughlin at Art Works in the Litchfield Exchange. $45, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
12:30-3 PM - The eighth annual Taste of Georgetown will raise money for the Family Justice Center (FJC), the only provider of domestic violence services in Georgetown and Horry counties. Twenty-one popular local eateries, including several new restaurants, will participate in the "restaurant crawl" along Front Street in Georgetown. Restaurants and one church include: Alfresco Georgetown Bistro, Aunny's, Bagel Café & Bakery, Beef O'Brady's, Bethel AME Church, Buzz's Roost, Coffee Break Café, El Cerro Grande, Groucho's Deli, Hopsewee Plantation, Luna Mexican Bar & Grill, Milligan's at Belle Isle, Moe's Original BBQ, Pawleys Island Bakery, Rollin' Local, Rustic Table, 700 Modern Grill & Bar, Southern Comforts Restaurant & Bakery, Sweeties, and Thomas Café. Pet Gallery will also provide treats for your pets. In addition to the food tastings, three bands (Jessie Wilson, Jr. & Friends, Cody Sifford, and Tom Cowieson) will perform at separate locations along Front Street. Food sample tickets $1 each or 23 for $20 (most food samples cost $3, beverages $2). Advance tickets from the Family Justice Center at 843.546.3926, or during the event at Screven St., Orange St. and Francis Marion Park. Sat., 12:30-3 PM, Richard Clute, 843.237.7343 or firstname.lastname@example.org with TOG in the subject line. To learn more about the Family Justice Center go to www.fjcgtownhorry.org
5-8 PM - 8th Annual Wild Side at Hobcaw House on the Baruch Foundation property in Georgetown, celebrating Jimmy Chandler's legacy and the South Carolina Environmental Law Project's 30th Anniversary. Iconic naturalist Rudy Mancke will be back as featured speaker to help us celebrate 30 years of battles and victories in defense of South Carolina's natural environment. As the sun sets over Winyah Bay, enjoy live music, a delicious lowcountry dinner and a silent auction. For sponsors, a cocktail party and reception with the artist, a riding tour of Bellefield House and Friendfield Village and a boat tour of Winyah Bay are offered. $50, 843.527.0078 or SCELP.org.
7-9 PM - Winyah Auditorium (1200 Highmarket St., Georgetown) presents The Long Bay Symphony's Brass Quintet in the Inaugural Concert of the four-concert series "Chamber Music at the Winyah." Tickets $15 per concert or $45 for the series, WinyahAuditorium.com.
Sunday-Tuesday, Nov. 5-7
Noon-10 AM - Women's Fall Retreat with Lee Brockington at Sea View Inn. Celebrate history, ecology and sisterhood with local treasure Lee Brockington at "girls camp," eating Gullah meals prepared and served by Gullah women, and learning lessons of time and tide. Talks on the front porch, back porch, deck and dock are complemented by walks on the beach and along the creek to enhance your understanding of Waccamaw Neck history and Pawleys Island ecology. Arrive for Sunday dinner at noon, depart after breakfast on Tuesday. Six meals and gratuities included. $400, double occupancy; $450, single. 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
Tuesday, Nov. 7
4 PM - "What the Poppies Mean." In honor of the approach of Veterans Day, the Waccamaw Library and Friends of the Waccamaw Library will explore the "war to end all wars." Paula A. Hero, DTM, will present a look at World War I and the enduring floral symbol that honors the fallen heroes of the bloody conflict. Billions of red crepe paper poppies have been given out before Memorial and Veterans Day since 1921. They were worn by a grateful populace to mark the sacrifices of World War I soldiers, and later, their World War II brethren. The red poppy became a symbol of the sacrifices of war after particularly deadly battles in Belgium, in an area known as Flanders Fields. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers breathed their last there during the Battle of Ypres, which churned up the ground with explosions, artillery movement, and the digging of defensive fortifications. After the battle, soldiers were buried in the fields under rows upon rows of crosses. Poppies began to grow there - for the first time in living memory - their long-dormant seeds brought to life by the disturbance to the ground. A Canadian doctor named John McCrae wrote a moving poem about the miraculous red flowers, and a symbol was born. Free and open to the public, email@example.com.
5:30 PM - Georgetown County Museum presents David Soliday with "Aerial Views of Abandoned Rice Fields in the Lowcountry." Free and open to the public (donations appreciated), 843.545.7020.
Tuesday-Thursday, Nov. 7-9
3 PM-3 PM - Expressive Seaside Healing: Soul Mosaic Retreat with Lisa Rosof at Sea View Inn. Step out of the complexity of life to listen deeply to your body, heart and mind with the capable guidance of certified yoga therapist Lisa Rosof. In this fertile and serene oceanfront atmosphere and with practical instruction and individual and group support, awareness sharpens, self-discovery and self-knowledge grow, creation and intuition artfully unfold. The retreat offers periods of silence, leisurely beach and nature walks, mindfulness meditation, guided inquiry, gentle movement, soul mosaic, heavenly seaside sleep and delicious Gullah meals from the best of Lowcountry cuisine. Arrive at 3 PM on Tuesday, depart after midday dinner on Thursday. Space is limited. Room, workshop, six meals and all gratuities included, $400 double occupancy, $450 single. 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
Wednesday, Nov. 8
1 PM - Gullah Geechee Program at Brookgreen Gardens in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium. See Nov. 1 entry for details. Also offered Nov. 15; no program Nov. 22 & 29. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000.
5:30-8:30 PM - Wish-List Wednesday: Brookgreen Gardens Member-Only Event. Members enjoy a Holiday preview of new merchandise in Keepsakes, Gift Shop, and receive double discount of 20% (usual exclusions apply). Shop and enjoy wine and refreshments. Free standard shipping on orders over $100. 843.235.6000.
Thursday, Nov. 9
1-4 PM - Barrier Island Program at Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center.
South Carolina has more than 2,900 miles of shoreline, much of which belongs to barrier islands. Many of the islands in SC are facing major challenges today do to erosion and development. Join us for a presentation on the formation and ecology of barrier islands at the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center. After, we will travel to Debidue Beach to explore a real barrier island and conduct some hands-on field activities! Limited to 20 participants. $10, please register at 843.904.9016 or -9017.
1:30-4:30 PM - Behind the Scenes Tour of Hobcaw Barony. See Nov. 2 entry for details. Also offered Nov. 16. $30, Hobcaw Barony.org.
4 PM - Georgetown's annual Veterans Day Parade at East Bay Park featuring this year's Grand Marshal: American Legion Post 114 Adjutant, Marty Alfonsi.Parade participants will assemble at East Bay Park at 3 PM to march as a unit or ride in personal vehicles up Front Street to Wood Street. Participants are responsible for their own banners, flags and signs. To help create some rivalry and friendly competition between the high school bands and ROTC units, a panel of judges will award trophies to the band and ROTC unit that perform the best. All civic clubs, Boy and Girl Scout troops, churches and other organizations are welcome to participate. Local merchants and residents are asked to display American flags, banners and bunting throughout the weekend. 843.546.3745 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
5 PM - 2017 FOWL Annual Membership Meeting and Election.
Friends of the Waccamaw Library are invited to attend the Annual Membership Meeting and Election at the Waccamaw Branch Library. Covered dish favorites and desserts will follow adjournment. Please RSVP at 843.979.0362.
Friday, Nov. 10
11 AM - Georgetown Library Book Club presents "Ghosts of Georgetown" at the Georgetown Library (405 Cleland St.) with local author Elizabeth Huntsinger. Hair-raising tales of ghosts that haunt the historic homes, beaches and abandoned churches that we all know and love. Free and open to the public, email@example.com.
Friday-Sunday, Nov. 10-12
8 PM - Swamp Fox Players present "Quartet" at the Strand Theater (Front Street, Georgetown). Fri. & Sat., 8 PM, Sun., 2:30 PM, $20, 843.527.2924.
Nov. 10-Dec. 29
11 AM-3 PM - 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. 843.546.7706.
Saturday, Nov. 11
Litchfield Beautification Foundation Flag Project celebrates our service members on Veterans 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).
2-5 PM - Fallidays celebrates Art Works' 20th birthday in the Litchfield Exchange (14363 Ocean Highway, Litchfield). Join local artists and authors at a fall reception with an art & book fair in the atrium. Great gift artwork, booksigning, swingin' soulful music by Bob Ackerman & Pam Purvis and refreshments (wine & cheese, punch & gourmet cookies & birthday cake). Plus TWO fundraisers: Proceeds of Bike the Neck raffle baskets will help build the safety connector across North Litchfield AND the Canine Angels, rescue dogs trained as service dogs for disabled veterans and first responders, will be "passing the bucket" - bring lots of bills, they are irresistible! Free to look, listen, chat, nosh and pet, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
5-7 PM - Red, Green & Bling Preview Party at the Kaminski House Museum lawn, featuring 2017 local design specialists and interior designers for A Very Fashionable Christmas! Refreshments will be provided by Rioz Steak House of Myrtle Beach. $30 in the museum's gift shop or by calling 843.546.7706.
Monday, Nov. 13
1-2 PM - Feeding Frenzy at Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center. Feeding time is the most exciting time of day - for our animals at least! Help Reserve staff feed all of our hungry exhibit critters, including our North Inlet fish, crabs, turtles, snakes, and even our alligator! During the feeding, learn about the animals' biology and their natural habitats. Free but please register 843.904.9016 or -9017.
Tuesday, Nov. 14
9:30 AM - The Low Country Herb Society meets at the Waccamaw Library. Guest speaker Billy McCord, noted South Carolina ecologist, naturalist and wildlife biologist, will give a presentation on Monarch Butterfly Migration. 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. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
10 AM - The Friends of the Georgetown Library present "Tuesdays With..." Rev. Dr. Betty Deas Clark of historic Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Georgetown. Dr. Clark will present "The Evolution of Life: How We Need to Change with Change" at the Georgetown Library Auditorium. Her lecture will educate and encourage everyone to grow through, rather than simply go through, the challenges of life. Free and open to the public, 843.545.3366.
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Sean Keefer (The Solicitor) at Sea View Inn. In Keefer's second installment of 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.
Wednesday, Nov. 15
1 PM - Gullah Geechee Program at Brookgreen Garden in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium. See Nov. 1 entry for details. No program Nov. 22 & 29. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000.
Thursday, Nov. 16
1:30-4:30 PM - Behind the Scenes Tour of Hobcaw Barony. See Nov. 9 entry for details. $30, HobcawBarony.org.
6-8 PM - Palmetto Ace Home Center's Annual Ladies Night. Swag Bags to the first 100 women, major raffle prizes, food and cocktails. Relax with Bella Luna Spa, take some pictures with friends in our photobooth, or try on some of Whitmire's Fine Jewelry. Don't forget to bring a new unwrapped toy for Toys For Tots for extra chances to win! Free and open to the public, 843.235.3555 or PalmettoAce.com.
Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 16-18
9 AM - Friends of Georgetown Library (FOGL) Fall Book Sale at Georgetown Library (405 Cleland St.). During the sale, hardbacks are $2 and paperbacks are $1. If you bring a canned or nonperishable good for the Helping Hands Thanksgiving Food Drive, your first book is free! Thurs., 9 AM-7 PM, Fri., 9 AM-7 PM, Sat., 9 AM-5 PM, free to attend, 843.545.3366.
Friday, Nov. 17
10 AM - The Waccamaw Library presents Chris Judge on "Sharing That Human Touch: Prehistoric Archaeology in South Carolina," covering the major periods in SC prehistory: Paleoindian - 19,000-10,000 years ago; Archaic -10,000-3,000 years ago; Woodland - 3,000-1,000 years ago; and Mississippian - 1,000-400 years ago. This lecture is associated with an exhibit at the Native American Studies at USC Lancaster that focuses on the prehistoric Native American history. Chris Judge is the Director of the Native American Studies Center at USC Lancaster, where he teaches courses in anthropology, archaeology and Native American Studies. After earning B.A. and M.A. degrees in Anthropology from USC Columbia, he has devoted his life to the study of Native Americans in South Carolina. Fri., 10 AM, free and open to the public, email@example.com.
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Daren Wang (The Hidden Light of Northern Fires) at Inlet Affairs.Daren Wang is the founding Executive Director of AJC Decatur Book Festival, now in its twelfth year. As a public radio producer, he produced and/or hosted several series including The Spoken Word, Porches: The South and Her Writers, Circle of Friends, Between the Lines, ArtVoice, and Atlanta Forum. His writing has appeared in Paste Magazine, Five Points Magazine, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, AJC Travel, The Saporta Report, and others. The Hidden Light of Northern Fires, his first novel, is rooted in the history of the only secessionist town north of the Mason Dixon Line and tells a story of redemption amidst a war that tore families and the country apart. Mary Willis has always been an outcast, an abolitionist in a town of bounty hunters and anti-Union farmers. After college, she dreams of exploring the country, but is obligated to take over the household duties and management of her family's farm, while her brother Leander avoids his own responsibilities. Helping runaways is the only thing that makes her life in Town Line bearable. $30, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
Saturday, Nov. 18
11:30 AM-3 PM - Murrells Inlet 2020 14th Annual Oyster Roast is a creek-front tradition and a favorite for locals and visitors. Oyster-eaters belly up to the tables at Wicked Tuna for an all-you-can-eat afternoon feast of steamed oysters. A menu of other food items (bar-b-que, dogs, chicken bog, chowder, clams...), beer and soda are separately priced. Live music. Free admission to the event (rain or shine). Bring an oyster knife or buy one at the roast. Proceeds benefit MI2020. $30 advance, $35 at the door, 843.357.2007.
1-4 PM - World War II Living History Day at Hobcaw House. While the war raged and D-Day plans were finalized, FDR rested at Hobcaw Barony, guarded by not only the Secret Service but also by all five branches of the military. Commemorate Veterans' Day by remembering this 1944 visit. Drive your car to Hobcaw House where tours of the brick house on the bluff will highlight the president's month-long South Carolina sojourn. On the grounds participants will be free to observe the equipment and munitions of a world at war, meeting World War II US Army re-enactors led by guest speaker Mike Glazier. $10 (children under 12 free), HobcawBarony.org.
3-5 PM - CLASS Productions presents Clay Brown and the Legends Band in Part Two of a Tribute to the Greats of Soul & Motown at Kimbel Lodge, Hobcaw Barony. S$30, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
4-6 PM - Tree Lighting at The Hammock Shops Village to kick off the Christmas shopping season. Santa will be available for all the kids, local authors will be signing their books, plus discounts, giveaways and refreshments - all to say "thank you" to our locals. Free to attend, TheHammockShops.com.
Sunday, Nov. 19
2:30 PM - The Friends of the Waccamaw Library will show "Tribal Justice," a documentary from the popular PBS series POV, on November 19 at 2:30 pm. POV, a cinema term for "point of view," is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. "Tribal Justice" explores tribal courts in two Native American communities in California and their efforts to integrate traditional models of justice into a modern justice system. Native American communities have been resolving disputes by finding ways for offenders to right wrongs and restore balance for generations, and more than 300 tribal courts across the United States are now integrating culturally relevant practices that focus on healing to wellness. Free and open to the public, firstname.lastname@example.org.
5-7 PM - Painting Happy Hour at McClellanville Arts Center. $20 members, $30 non-members, register at 843.887.3157.
Tuesday, Nov. 21
10 AM - Enhance Your Stance at the Waccamaw Library. Concerned about your balance? Want to minimize the likelihood of having a fall? Pawleys Island resident Michelle Lusardi PT DPT PhD, Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association and Professor Emeritus from Sacred Heart University, is excited to show you tips on how to improve your balance at the Waccamaw Library. Enhance Your Stance is a talk exploring how dynamic balance and postural control change as we age. Explore how risk of falling is determined, and the simple things we can do to improve our balance system's ability to keep us upright and safe as we continue to do the things we love to do. Dr. Lusardi 's 40+ years of research and clinical practice as a physical therapist has focused on prevention of falls and wellness initiatives for older adults. Her teaching and research skills have been recognized by national awards from the American Physical Therapy Association and Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. Free and open to the public, email@example.com.
Thursday, Nov. 23
Seatings - Thanksgiving Dinner at Brookgreen Gardens' Pavilion Restaurant. Enjoy a delicious, traditional meal on Thanksgiving Day at Brookgreen Gardens. The Pavilion Restaurant will be taking reservations for three (3) seating times*: 11 AM, 12:45 PM and 2:30 PM. $29.95 for adults, $13.00 for children ages 4-12 and children 3 and under are free. Brookgreen Gardens members will receive a 10% discount. *Reserved tables will be held for 15 minutes and entire party must be present to be seated. 843.235.6030 for reservations.
Friday, Nov. 24
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Bill Landry (When Tennessee was the West) at Kimbel's, Wachesaw. After 37 years, the actor, director and producer best known for "The Heartland Series" (a historical series on East Tennessee, broadcast from WBIR-TV in Knoxville), Bill Landry has moved to the Lowcountry! His newest project is the story of the territory west of the Appalachian Mountains to the Mississippi River. Shrouded in mystery, this is ancestral homeland of the Cherokee Nation. Eventually, this is the land which would become Tennessee country. Through seven tales of discovery, a loose narrative centered around the 1790's - about life, uncommon people, and what it was like on the frontier - is based on true stories, adapted from original source material and early documents. $30, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
Saturday, Nov. 25 (Small Business Saturday!)
11 AM- 5 PM - Merry MarshWalk Christmas. Tis the season with a precious reason! For the first three consecutive Saturdays following Thanksgiving, (11/25) guests will 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. 2 and 9. Like our Facebook page (@TheMarshWalkofMurrellsInlet), 843.497.3450.
Saturday, Nov. 25-Monday, Jan. 2, 2018
9:30 AM-5 PM - 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. 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.
Thursday, Nov. 30-Saturday, Dec. 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 Brookgreen.org.
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 Barbara@cameotravelcenter.com.
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 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 MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.