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Thursday, March 15, 2018

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:  linda@classatpawleys.com.
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, ddennis@gtcounty.org.
  • 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 sbremner@gtcounty.org.
  • Tidelands Camera Club meets on the first Monday each month, 9-11 AM.
  • 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 caroldavisonk2tog@yahoo.com.
  • Low Country Herb Society meets at 9:30 AM on the second Tuesday each month (Mar. 13, April 10, May 8) through May. Annual dues are $25, sclchsnews@gmail.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.
  • Toastmasters meets noon-1 PM on the second and fourth Thursday each month (Mar. 8, Mar. 22). Improve communication skills, increase self-confidence, think on your feet, give a great "elevator" speech, share stories. Free and open to the public, rachel@kingoneproperties.com or pahero@msn.com.
March/April Artist at the Waccamaw Library: Sharon Turner. Sharon Turner, a native of Georgetown, grew up loving the colors and beauty of her Southern heritage and pulls on these resources for her paintings. Primarily a watercolor artist, a turning point for her art career occurred when she won an award for and sold a painting. The realization that her work had merit that others appreciated motivated Sharon. Her children were grown and her parents gone; so, her study of drawing, painting, and art history became a joyful daily routine. She has since won numerous awards for her work. Straight from the creek, this series of fish 'prints' hatched one day when Joey, Sharon's avid fisherman husband, shared a redfish with her and suggested she 'play' with it. Experimenting with different papers, paints and collage techniques, these painting are fresh, fun and have a very local flavor. For more information, sbremner@gtcounty.org.   
March/April Photographer at the Waccamaw Library: David Fattaleh. 
Having come from a family-owned photofinishing business, David Fattaleh has been in photography most of his life. He started his career as a wedding, portrait, and school photographer. His career expanded when he was hired as the Photography Manager for the West Virginia Division of Tourism. There he had the privilege of photographing beautiful landscapes, wildlife, natural wonders, state parks, and historical areas of West Virginia. He was also included as part of the photographic team for the Governor's Office. As a freelance photographer, his clientele included hospitals, local businesses, national and local magazine publishers, industrial and commercial photography. David's work has been shown in many publications, such as; Time-Life Books, Newsweek, National Geographic Adventure, Louisville Magazine, Huntington Quarterly Magazine, Marshall Magazine, Wonderful West Virginia Magazine, and others throughout the US and abroad. David has taught photography classes and workshops at West Virginia state parks and at the Huntington Museum of Art. He has conducted presentations at local high schools, photography clubs, city and state conventions, and business luncheons. He retired from his WV career in 2009, and now resides in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. David is a member of the Carolina Nature Photographers Association (CNPA) and the Tidelands Photography Club. For more information, sbremner@gtcounty.org.

FOGL (Friends of Georgetown Library) is joining with the Library in recognizing World Autism Awareness Day, April 2. Patti Burns, a member of the Library staff, is looking for volunteers to help her make Autism Awareness bows from blue ribbon and pins. We'll create the bows through March 22, then pass them out to County employees and Library patrons between March 26 and April 2. There's no cost for this project - all we need are some volunteers to help make and give out the bow. All interested can contact Patti by visiting the Library (805 Cleland St., Georgetown), at 843.545.3388 or pburns@gtcounty.org.

Through April 16 - The 12th Annual Winyah Rivers Foundation (WRF) Photo Contest is accepting  entries. The goal is to promote the beauty of our local rivers and to raise funds for the Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® Program. The contest is open to everyone. Emphasis in judging will be given to photographs that show the splendor and charm of our local rivers and ecosystems. Each contestant may enter as many photographs as desired. Entry fee is $10.00 per photograph. For contest details, WinyahRivers.org or questions, photocontest@winyahrivers.org.
Thursday, March 15
1:30-4:30 PM - Behind the Scenes Tour at 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. (Exertion level: Moderate impact, bus ride, some walking, standing for long periods) Also offered March 22, April 5, 12, 19 & 26. Reservations required. $30, HobcawBarony.org. 

Friday, March 16
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Kimmery Martin (Queen of Hearts) at Ocean One, Litchfield. The debut novel of this Mom/ER doc/Blogger is set against a background of hospital rounds and life-or-death decisions that pulses with humor and empathy while exploring the heart's capacity for forgiveness. Zadie Anson and Emma Colley have been best friends since their early twenties, when they first began navigating serious romantic relationships amid the intensity of medical school. Now they're happily married wives and mothers with successful careers - Zadie as a pediatric cardiologist and Emma as a trauma surgeon. Their lives in Charlotte, North Carolina are chaotic but fulfilling, until the return of a former colleague unearths a secret one of them has been harboring for years. $30, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
6:30 PM - FOWL Classic Film Series with film historians Bill Harvey and Tony Miller presents "Desk Set" at Waccamaw Library. Free and open to the public, sbremner@gtcounty.org.
Saturday, March 17
9 AM-5 PM - Trail Ride With Your Own Horse at Hobcaw Barony. Hobcaw Barony offers an opportunity for individuals of all ages to bring their own horse(s) and ride designated trails. Riders will have the experience of exploring the 16,000 acres with maps that highlight points of interest. Check-in time runs from 9 AM-noon, all horses, trailers and their owners must depart by 5 PM. Registration and waiver forms must be completed and received by Hobcaw Barony at least 3 days before the event to insure confirmation. You can download all forms on the website or pick one up in the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center 22 Hobcaw Road, Georgetown, SC 29440.  Registration & reservations required. $30, HobcawBarony.org.

10 AM-5 PM - Paint-in with Danny McLaughlin at the Litchfield Exchange (14363 Ocean Highway, behind Applewood House of Pancakes). Join this day-long opportunity to paint with one of the region's finest. Bring finished/unfinished works in any medium, any subject matter, any skill level for review, suggestions and instruction in color theory and composition by one of the area's local art treasures. Tables and chairs provided; bring art supplies and easel if needed. Offered bi-monthly (3/17, 4/7, 4/21), space is limited. $45, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.

11 AM-3 PM - Georgetown County Museum sponsors official Steinway artist Lisa Perry's piano class at the Georgetown Library (405 Cleland St.).  Lisa performed a concert in January and now offers a piano class for 15 for beginners of all levels (never played before or a skilled pianist having problems with a piece). One-on-one and group instruction along with music history and theory. $45, all proceeds benefit the Georgetown County Museum. For more information, Lizzie McKee, 843.545.7020.

1 PM - Reign of Rice Lecture Series at Brookgreen Gardens. Lecture by Gillian Richards-Greaves, Ph.D., CCU Assistant Professor, Department of History (Anthropology) in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium. Free with garden admission, reservations required, 843.235.6049 or Brookgreen.org.

7 PM - The Winyah's 4th Annual Music Festival will include a Gospel choral workshop in the afternoon ($10; limited to 50 participants; pre-registration required) followed by a concert of rousing gospel pieces featuring workshop participants and a special appearance by Bryan Andrew Wilson pieces. $10, 843.461.1342 or WinyahAuditorium.com.  

Sunday, March 18
2:30 PM - FOWL presents POV (Point of View): "The Islands and the Whales," a 60-minute PBS film followed by a post-film discussion facilitated by Coastal Carolina University professor, Dr. Daniel C. Abel, at the Waccamaw Library. Scottish filmmaker Mike Day turns his lens on the isolated North Atlantic archipelago of the Faroe Islands with The Islands and the Whales. The longtime hunting practices of the Faroese are threatened by dangerously high mercury levels in whales, decimated seabird populations and anti-whaling activists. Day explores the undeniably timely tensions between the environment, health, tradition and culture. Facilitator Abel is a Professor of Marine Science at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC. He earned his master of science in marine biology from the College of Charleston and his Ph.D. in marine biology from the University of California San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and was a postdoctoral fellow in marine biomedicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. His research focuses on the physiology and ecology of sharks and rays. Dr. Abel is a Senior Fellow of the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development. Free and open to the public, sbremner@gtcounty.org or theFowl.org.

Monday, March 19
6 PM - The United Nations Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) - locally named "Georgetown RISE" - continues to explore the intersection of economic, social, and environmental sustainability. Reverend Leo Woodberry, the Executive Director of the New Alpha Community Development Corporation, will speak at a special West End Redevelopment meeting at Howard Center (1610 Hawkins St., Georgetown). His discussion will be on "Building Community Economic Development with Energy Solutions." Free and open to the public, georgetownrise@gmail.com.

Tuesday, March 20
10 AM - Rice Plantations Lecture Series with Robin McCall concludes at the Waccamaw Library. Prior to the 71st annual Plantation Tour, explore the many rice plantations that lined the Lowcountry throughout history presented by Robin McCall. McCall will explain how tiny homesteads became vast rice empires, how plantations operated, and the families who owned them. Learn about the plantations of Arcadia, Brookgreen, Chicora Wood, Friendfield, Hopsewee, Mansfield, and more. McCall has been teaching local history and guiding tours in the area for 20 years. Her passion for Lowcountry rice plantations is evident in her desire to educate others on local history. Free and open to the public, sbremner@gtcounty.org.

10 AM - FOGL presents "Tuesdays with ... Debbie Barr: From Inmates to Workmates" at the Georgetown Library (405 Cleland St.). Barr will be speaking about the Georgetown County Sheriff's Reentry Program. Since its inception in 2007, the program has graduated 278 inmates and has an amazing 0% recidivism rate. The program is voluntary, and inmates who are accepted must follow stringent behavioral guideliens and show commitment to the program. In return, they are given the kind of professional skills they'll need to get a fresh start after their sentences have been served. The Sheriff's Reentry Program participants are also given life skills to help them in the outside world, like job search trianing, enhanced math and reading skills, anger managements and communications classes, family dynamics lessons, art therapy classes, business courses and Christian education. 

Wednesday, March 21
1 PM - Brookgreen Gardens Gullah Program in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium. Ron Daise, Vice-president for Creative Education and Gullah descendant, will present an entertaining and informative program about the culture, food, language, and history of the Gullah Geechee people. Also offered March 28. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000.
Thursday, March 22
1:30-4:30 PM - Behind the Scenes Tour at Hobcaw Barony. See March 15 entry for details. Also offered April 5, 12, 19 & 26. Reservations required.  $30, HobcawBarony.org.

5:30-8:30 PM - The South Carolina Maritime Museum invites you to usher in the coming of spring and the arrival of boating season at the 7th Annual Burning of the Socks at 729 Front Street, Georgetown, SC. In addition to the sock burning festivities, there will be a Gumbo Cookoff with Georgetown restaurants competing: Al Fresco, 700 Modern Bar and Grill, Ball & Que, Big Tuna, Buzz's Roost, Get Carried Away (Pawleys Island), Harborside, Rollin Local and River Room. There will also be raffles and door prizes, beer, wine, liquor, and live music by Solid Country Gold. Be sure to bring your winter socks to burn in the fire. $30 for museum members and $35 for non (but soon-to-be) members. All proceeds will benefit the SC Maritime Museum, 843.520.0111 or SCMaritimeMuseum.org. 

Friday, March 23
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Bill Noel (Discord, A Folly Beach Mystery) at Inlet Affairs. Chris Landrum's trip to Nashville to visit his best friend Charles hits a sour note when they learn of the death of the agent who had persuaded Heather, Charles's girlfriend, to move to Music City to seek fame and fortune as a singer. Tagging along on the trip is Cal Ballew, an aging country music performer and owner of Cal's Bar and Grill on Folly Beach, South Carolina. The visit sinks from bad to horrible when instead of finding stardom, Heather, who is already depressed and discouraged about her diminishing chances of succeeding in the music industry, is charged with the agent's murder. Making matters worse, Charles, a man who finds the good in most anyone, is convinced that Heather is guilty. In this installment in the Folly Beach Mystery series, Chris must rely on his quick wits to solve the murder before the killer adds him to the growing list of victims. $30, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
Friday & Saturday, March 23 & 24
9:30 AM-5 PM - 71st Annual Plantation & Townhouse Tours, sponsored by Episcopal Church Women of Prince George Winyah Parish. Tours of historic plantation homes and townhouses, midday musical moments at the church, afternoon tea at the Winyah Indigo Society Hall, home-baked goods, original framed art by local artists, books from Georgetown Historical Society. Friday is an exciting day of touring the plantations along Santee River plus lovely town homes that will be open for your pleasure in the historic district of Georgetown. Saturday's tour leads you along the amazing plantations of the Black, PeeDee and Waccamaw rivers and the natural splendor that abounds there. Limited number of tickets for each day. $45 per day or $80 for both, 843.545.8291 or PrinceGeorgePlantationTours.com.
Friday-Sunday, March 23-25
ShushCon at the Waccamaw Library. The Grand Strand's premier gaming event where gamers gather for board games, RPGs, miniatures games, and even video games. Besides plenty of room for open gaming, an amazing variety or RPGs and host-organized play gaming events are scheduled, including the Pathfinder Society and the D&D Adventurer's League, and regional qualifier tournaments for WarMachine/Horde. Free and open to the public, schedule on Facebook.com/WNBTeens/ or ddennis@gtcounty.org, 843.545.3343.
Saturday, March 24
1 PM on - The Georgetown Unity Alliance holds the Second Annual Melting Pot March, from Winyah Auditorium (the traditionally white school) to Howard Center (the traditionally African-American school). This volunteer organization was created to discuss and address the racial, economic and cultural divides in Georgetown, with aims to bridge that gap by bringing all areas of our community and beyond together in a multi-racial, multi-cultural celebration. Participants should meet at the front lawn of the Auditorium at 12 Noon. Participation is free and open to all who wish to join. It will conclude with a fun and family friendly event at the Howard Center with chicken bog provided by the Georgetown Police and Fire Departments and soft-serve ice cream provided by the Lions Club. Georgetown Mayor Brendon Barber is the guest speaker. Father Richard Wilson from St. Mary Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church will provide the opening prayer, while Dr. Betty Clark from Bethel AME Church will perform the invocation at Howard at the conclusion. Find and share the event on Facebook, 2018 Melting Pot March. Free registration and the ability to order 2018 Melting Pot March t-shirts is available at www.eventbrite.com. Contact Al Joseph, Chairman, Georgetown Unity Alliance at aljoseph1963@gmail.com or 843.442.3682.

1 PM - The Horry County Museum and the AVX Foundation present a free traditional bluegrass concert by The Morris Brothers at the Museum auditorium (805 Main St., Conway). The Morris Brothers have been playing music together for 44 years. Originally from West Virginia, they now reside in the Aynor/Cool Springs area of South Carolina. The brothers started playing bluegrass when they were young boys growing up in the hollows of West Virginia. They enjoy playing bluegrass music and bluegrass gospel and play regularly in Horry County. Band members include Mike Morris of Aynor on vocals and banjo, Matt Morris from Cool Springs on vocals and guitar, William Hardee from Loris on vocals and fiddle, and Tammy Holt of Conway on the bass. 843.915.5320 or HorryCountyMuseum.org.
Tuesday, March 27
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: David Sonius (Divided We Fall) at Pastaria 811. In the wake of the most divisive presidential election in over a century, pundits, reporters and the public are increasingly aware of the deep and profound rifts that separate our society and threaten the fabric of American democracy. While media has obsessed with the nature of the divisions and some have questioned whether they are real or just an anomaly, Divided We Fall examines the schisms from a unique perspective and explains the very real threat they pose to the future of the American political system. $30, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
7 PM - Classical Guitar Concert with Peter Fletcher in the DeBordieu Colony Auditorium at the Waccamaw Neck Library. The concert, generously sponsored by the Friends of the Waccamaw Library, is free and open to the public. Peter Fletcher is a classical guitarist based in Detroit and New York City. He performs more than 100 concerts a year, and his recordings on the Centaur Records and Towerhill Recordings labels have been critically acclaimed. An accomplished guitarist with an international fan base. He been featured at cultural venues of the highest caliber, including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Chicago Cultural Center, and the George Eastman House, and in media outlets including National Public Radio, Turner Broadcasting System, Fox, and NBC. Fletcher offers an audience friendly, solo recital featuring repertoire that runs the gamut from the Renaissance Period through the 20th Century. His current recital program features the Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1 and Lute Suite No. 3 by J. S. Bach, Paganini's exciting and ever popular Caprice No. 24, the fiendishly difficult Five Bagatelles by British composer William Walton, and the great Spanish masterwork Cordoba by Isaac Albeniz. Peter will also perform some of his transcriptions from his Satie album, released on Centaur Records, CRC 2731, and works by Dowland, Llobet and Segovia. For more information, sbremner@gtcounty.org.
Wednesday, March 28
1 PM - Brookgreen Gardens Gullah Program in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium. See March 21 entry for details. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.
Thursday-Friday, March 29-30
Times vary - Plantation Sportsmen: The Charleston Connection. In this installment of the Plantation Sportsmen's Series, participants will explore the Hobcaw Barony-Charleston connection. The most current example of this connection is Baruch Foundation Trustee Albert Baruch Mercer and his wife Robin who will entertain participants at a sunset reception in their Charleston garden. Yet, the connection is centuries old. Rice planters of Georgetown County - including those from Hobcaw Barony - historically maintained multiple residences, including seasonal homes in Charleston. Thursday evening at supper in the Dining Room at Hobcaw House, the discussion will feature talk of these local planter families with a long tradition of purchasing town homes in Charleston, providing them an entrance into Charleston society. Friday will be an all-day trip to specific historic sites throughout Charleston with behind-the-scenes tours and a reception hosted by the Baruchs at their home on Rutledge Avenue.  (Exertion level: Moderate - long periods of standing, walking, bus ride) Reservations required. Thurs., 5:30-8 PM and Fri., 7:30 AM-5:30 PM, $175, HobcawBarony.org.
Friday, March 30
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Elizabeth Kostova (The Shadow Land) at Pawleys Plantation. From the #1 bestselling author of The Historian comes an engrossing novel that spans the past and the present - and unearths the dark secrets of Bulgaria, a beautiful and haunted country. A young American woman, Alexandra Boyd, travels to Sofia, Bulgaria, hoping that life abroad will salve the wounds left by the loss of her beloved brother. Soon after arriving in this elegant East European city, however, she helps an elderly couple into a taxi - and realizes too late that she has accidentally kept one of the bags. Inside she finds an ornately carved wooden box engraved with a name: Stoyan Lazarob. Raising the hinged lid, she discovers that she is holding an urn filled with human askes. As Alexandra sets out to find the family and return this precious item, she will first have to uncover the secrets of a talented musician whose life was shattered by oppression. And she will discover all too quickly that this knowledge is fraught with its own danger. $30, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
Saturday, March 31
8 AM - 13th Annual Race for the Inlet. Lace up those sneakers for our Annual Race! This fun 5K Race/Walk and our 8K Race includes a scenic route amongst the live oaks and the scenic view of the Inlet and an Awards Breakfast following the race. Participants can run or walk through Murrells Inlet on the USATF certified courses. Race timing provided by Race Management Systems. A fun event suitable for all ages and skill levels. Last year we had over 600 entries from 19 states! Entry fees and details at Active.com or MurrellsInletSC.com, 843.357.2007.
3 PM - Brookgreen Gardens Sculptor-in-Residence Scott Rogers presents a lecture and presentation in the Welcome Center Conference Room. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6016 or Brookgreen.org.

April 1-30
9:30 AM-8 PM - Brookgreen Gardens "Open Late Till 8." After a day on the golf course or on the beach, see the beauty of Brookgreen's spring flowers when the gardens remain open. Gift shop and food service are available. Ride with an interpreter on a Graveyard Trekker Excursion and explore some of the cemeteries on the 9,000 acre property of Brookgreen. The excursions are available on Sun., Tues. and Thurs. at 5:30 PM and cost $15 per person in addition to garden admission. Daily, 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.
April 1-Oct. 15 
10:30 AM-4:30 PM - Whispering Wings Butterfly Experience at Brookgreen's Butterfly House. 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. We will add dozens of other species 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, adults $3, children $2 for a 30-minute timed visit, in addition to garden admission, 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.
Tuesday, April 3
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 our fool-proof way to open 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. (Exertion level: Moderate - standing and throwing)Reservations required. $20, HobcawBarony.org.
Thursday, April 5
10 AM - First Thursday Speaker Series at Waccamaw Library presents Craig Sasser, manager of the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge, introduced by Lee Brockington, in an "Armchair Adventure: Sandy Island." Filled with black-water swamps, rolling sand hills and dense forest of tupelo, oak and ancient long leaf pine, we'll discover the island nestled in the delta of the Waccamaw and Great Pee Dee. Free and open to the public, stpetepic@aol.com.

10:30 AM-1 PM - Cane Pole Fishing. Fish the old-fashioned way! Catch and release fish at the ponds of Hobcaw Barony. Cane pole and bait provided for each participant. Bring sunscreen, water and snacks. (Exertion level: Moderate impact - walking, standing for long periods, fishing) Reservations are required. $20, HobcawBarony.org.
1:30-4:30 PM - Behind the Scenes Tour at Hobcaw Barony. See March 15 entry for details. Also offered April 12, 19 & 26. Reservations required. $30, HobcawBarony.org.
3-4 PM - 2018 Litchfield Tea & Poetry at the Waccamaw Neck Library. Join Libby Bernardin and Cliff Saunders, series facilitators, for the 12th year featuring talented poets of the region: Curtis Derrick, a preacher's son who turned from the pulpit to poetry, winning fellowships from the SC Academy of Authors and SC Arts Commission. A teacher for four+ decades, his poetry has appeared in magazines, journals and anthologies. In addition, representatives of the Friends of Waccamaw Library's annual YOUNG POETS writing competition will treat us to the future of poetry!
Book signing after the reading; tea and homemade confections by Deloris Roberts. Free and open to the public, libbypoet@gmail.com, theFOWL.org.
Friday, April 6
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Kristy Woodson Harvey (The Secret to Southern Charm) at Kimbel's. The national bestselling author of Dear Carolina, Lies and Other Acts of Love, and the Peachtree Bluff Series, beginning with Slightly South of Simple, returns with the part two of the latter, featuring a trio of sisters and their mother who discover a truth that will change not only the way they see themselves, but also how they fit together as a family. Harvey's signature warmth and wit make this a charming and poignant story of first loves, missed opportunities, and second chances and proves that she is a rising star in Southern fiction.
$30, 843.235.9600.
2 PM - Solar System Ambassador Ron Revere will be presenting a four-week lecture series called The Solar System and Beyond at the Waccamaw Library. Revere is a 34-year veteran teacher of Astronomy and Physics who most recently has been sharing his knowledge with classes at OLLI-Litchfield. He is also a Teaching Associate at Coastal Carolina University in Conway where he works diligently to bring the wonders of Astronomy 101 to non-science majors. Join Ron as he explores the planets, their moons, how they move through our sky, and the newly discovered planets outside our own solar system! The first is "How the Night Sky Works" on April 6; then "Our Solar System" on April 13; "Our Moon and Others" on April 20; and "Exoplanets" on April 27. Free and open to the public, sbremner@gtcounty.org.

6:30 PM - FOWL Classic Film Series with film historians Bill Harvey and Tony Miller presents "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" at Waccamaw Library. Free and open to the public, sbremner@gtcounty.org.
Saturday, April 7
1:30-4 PM - Photography at Hobcaw Barony. Spend an afternoon with photographer David Fattaleh at two of Hobcaw Barony's historic slave villages. After a short introduction, the group will travel by bus to Friendfield and Barnyard Villages to photograph 18th and 19th century structures.  The brick ruins of an historic rice mill are a short walk from Barnyard and will also be included.  (Exertion level - High impact, bus riding, walking long distance, standing for long periods) Reservations required. $35, HobcawBarony.org.
6:30 PM - FOWL Musician Series featuring local musicians at the Waccamaw Library. Free and open to the public, sbremner@gtcounty.org or theFOWL.org.
7-9 PM - Winyah Auditorium (1200 Highmarket St., Georgetown) presents The Long Bay Symphony's Youth Orchestra, the fourth in the four-concert series "Chamber Music at the Winyah." $10, WinyahAuditorium.com.
Tuesday, April 10
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: 
Ann B. Ross
 (Miss Julia Raises the Roof) at Ocean One, Litchfield. When she hears that a group home for wayward teenage boys is being opened next door to Hazel Marie's family, Miss Julia is up in arms.  She is even more concerned when she learns that a town ordinance does not permit group homes in that area.  So how and from whom did nosy do-gooder Madge Taylor get the go-ahead?  No stranger to taking in the down-and-out herself, Miss Julia is shocked to learn that Madge and Pastor Rucker are keeping the project a secret.  When Miss Julia and Hazel Marie start investigating, though, they uncover a far less philanthropic plot for the house that even Madge doesn't know about - one that could change the quiet, peaceful neighborhood forever. Miss Julia must band together with friends and neighbors to take on Madge and her steamrolling plans, while still being helpful to those in need in this entertaining 20th installment of Ross's bestselling series. $30, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.

9:30 AM - The Low Country Herb Society meets at the Waccamaw Library to hear Dr. Jusef Saleeby, founder of Carolina Holistic Medicine, speak on adaptogenic herbs. LCHS meets from September through May and the annual dues are $25 with a quarterly newsletter included. For more information, sclchsnews@gmail.com.

Thursday, April 12
1:30-4:30 PM - Behind the Scenes Tour at Hobcaw BaronySee March 15 entry for details. Also offered April 19 & 26. Reservations required. $30, HobcawBarony.org.
Friday, April 13
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Frances Mayes (Women in Sunlight) at 21 Main, North Myrtle Beach. Hard to believe that the dream of every middle-aged woman was captured 20 years ago in Mayes' Under the Tuscan Sun, which remained on the New York Times bestseller for two and a half years. Now with the Tuscan trilogy behind her (Bella Tuscany and Every Day in Tuscany) and several travelogues, she debuts her newest novel just in time to plant new dreams for her huge following! $55, includes book, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.

2 PM - Solar Ambassador Ron Revere at the Waccamaw Library presenting "Our Solar System." See April 6 entry for details; additional programs on April 20 & 27. Free and open to the public, sbremner@gtcounty.org.
6:30 PM - FOWL Classic Film Series with film historians Bill Harvey and Tony Miller presents "Philadelphia" at Waccamaw Library. Free and open to the public, sbremner@gtcounty.org.

Friday & Saturday, April 13-14
8 AM-5 PM - Spring Garden Festival at Inlet Culinary Garden (5071 Hwy 17 Bypass South in Murrells Inlet). Members of the Low Country Herb Society and the Inlet Culinary Garden staff will be on hand to answer questions about spring planting and herb gardening. A selection of food samplings showcasing the available herbs and vegetables will be offered with recipes and information on using and preserving herbs for culinary uses. A portion of the proceeds from the event benefits the Low Country Herb Society's Scholarship/Grant fund. For more information, 
sclchsnews@gmail.com or look for us on Facebook.

Saturday, April 14
3-5 PM - CLASS Productions presents JAZZSMITH, the ninth in the Kimbel Concert Series to be held at Kimbel Lodge in Hobcaw Barony. From his introduction to the drums at the tender age of 5, Gerald Smith has been performing professionally as a lead vocalist and drummer since he was 10. After touring with his college ensemble, he formed an R&B group in Arizona which performed for 15 years throughout the southwest, followed by work as an engineer/studio manager in Trinidad where he performed with numerous top artists. He joined the group Michael Boothman and Kysofusion which was the opening act for Al Jarreau, George Duke, Wynton Marsalis, Arturo Sandoval and others. Upon his return to the U.S., he joined the smooth jazz group Indigo City for a few years and then formed JAZZSMITH, performing at many jazz festivals including the Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. The group's most recent project is a compilation of his smooth jazz percussive styles and the smooth melodies from over the years, titled "Jazzsmith Live and Unedited." Space is limited (we have 90 seats, we'll only take 90 reservations). Light refreshments and iced tea provided (you are welcome to BYO an adult beverage, if preferred). $30, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.

Sunday, April 15
2:30 PM - FOWL presents POV (Point of View): "Swim Team," a 90-minute PBS film followed by a post-film discussion at the Waccamaw Library. Free and open to the public, sbremner@gtcounty.org or theFowl.org.

Looking Ahead!
May 4-5 - St. John' s Greek Orthodox Church (3301 33rd Avenue North, Myrtle Beach) is having a Fine Arts/Fine Crafts Sale. If you are interested in displaying/selling your work, contact Eugenia Tribett, event coordinator at 843.448.3773 or stjbgocmb@gmail.com.

May 5 - 7th Annual Paddle Fest Benefitting Tara Hall Home for Boys. Sign up for announcements at www.tarahall.org.

Sept. 3 & 13 - Travel Alaska-Inside Passage and benefit FOWL:
Barbara McGhee of Cameo Travel Enrichment offers a 10-day cruise along Alaska's famed Inside Passage departing from San Francisco on the Princess Line. Ports of call: San Francisco, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan, Victoria/British Columbia, San Francisco. Prices range from $1,189-$2,654 per person, based on double occupancy. Government taxes are not included. For assistance with booking, air fares to SF and transfers to cruise ship, contact Barbara McGhee, 843.650.4501 or barbara@cameotravelcenter.com.

Oct. 15 - Travel to China and benefit FOWL
Barbara McGhee of Cameo Travel Enrichment offers a 9-day cultural tour of China for $2,290 including international airfare roundtrip from JFK-Beijing. Five star hotels and most meals, as well as Great Wall of China, Terra Cotta Warriors,   Summer Palace-UNESCO, Museums-Ancient Antiques, Tang Dynasty Dance & Music, Olympic venues: Bird Nest & Water Cube, Beijing Zoo-Giant Pandas. (Not included, but can be arranged for you round trip flight from your home to JFK, single room supplement $280, personal travel insurance, VISA for China $200 gratuities). 843.650.4501 or barbara@cameotravelcenter.com.

TheArtsGrandStrand.org - Check out this updated nonprofit website, created and maintained by Murrells Inlet resident John Morken, to keep you informed about all of the cultural events on the Grand Strand. Dedicated to making it easy to know about all the Fine Arts events, it strips away pop culture and tourist attractions found in other guides. The What's Happening page has artists, performers and sponsors personally telling you what they are presenting NOW, along with ads for events. The calendar displays as a month, week, day or agenda. Each event is categorized (e.g., music, art), and you can choose to view any or all of the categories by clicking on them in the dropboxes at the top of the calendar.

Through March 3 - Children's Discovery Room at Brookgreen Gardens.  Dinosaur Dissection Lab - Volunteers will engage youngsters in "dissecting" realistic-looking dinosaur body parts made of non-latex materials. Families will learn and explore while using this awesome hands-on activity. Children will also enjoy a make-and-take dinosaur craft, along with several stations with an art, nature and history component. Sat. & Sun., Noon-4:30 PM, free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.    
Through March 4 - Silent Cities Cemetery Tours at Brookgreen Gardens. Ride on the Trekker down back roads and explore cemeteries on this two-hour excursion. Walk through former slaves and plantation owners' graveyards and hear about the historical burial customs of European and African origin. Tickets must be purchased at Keepsakes at least 10 minutes prior to departure time. Visitors who purchase tickets for this excursion will receive a discount coupon for same-day purchases at Keepsakes. Sun., Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat.,  Noon & 2:30 PM, $15 in addition to garden admission, reservations suggested, 843.235.6016 or Brookgreen.org.
Through March 7 - The Oaks Plantation History and Nature Trail at Brookgreen Gardens. Travel back roads with an interpreter and hear about the history of the prominent Alston family here in colonial and antebellum eras. Visit the location of the plantation house, the Alston family cemetery, grounds of the slave village, and other archaeological sites. Due to its remote location, transportation is by mini-bus. Purchase tickets at Keepsakes at least 10 minutes prior to departure time. Guests for this excursion will receive a discount coupon for same-day purchases at Keepsakes. Mon. & Wed., 11 AM & 1 PM, $8 adults, $4 children, in addition to garden admission, 843.235.6016 or Brookgreen.org.

Through March 25 - Sculpture Exhibit at Brookgreen Gardens. Art of the Animal is on display in the Rainey Sculpture Pavilion. Daily, 9:30 AM-5 PM, free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.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 sbremner@gtcounty.org.

Through April 22 - Exhibits at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, Myrtle Beach. Stephen Bleicher:  "The King's Highway" features photorealistic graphite renderings developed from site sketches and photographs, which are evocative of the sense of place and of the local industry. The drawings are combined with maps, a metaphor for the journey, and found objects from the area to form a complex layering of narrative imagery within a discreet, unified space. William H. Miller: "What You See Is What You Get." Regular gallery hours will be from 10 AM-4 PM, Tuesday through Saturday, and 1-4 PM on Sundays. Free and open to the public, 843.238.2510 or MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Introducing the Chandler-Peterkin Room


Introducing the Chandler-Peterkin Room

Thanks to our generous supporters, FOWL was able to honor a local  
family by naming one of the Waccamaw Library meeting rooms the Chandler-Peterkin Room. 

The Chandlers and the Peterkins have contributed greatly to the cultural, literary, civil rights, and environmental heritage of the Waccamaw Neck for generations. The families' literary legacy began with Julia Peterkin, who won the 1929 Pulitzer Prize for the Novel for her groundbreaking work, Scarlet Sister Mary. Julia's daughter-in-law, Genevieve "Sister" Chandler Peterkin, authored a number of books including Heaven is a Beautiful Place, a memoir of growing up at Wachesaw Plantation with her siblings, June, Tommy, Joe and Bill.
During her childhood while recovering from rheumatic fever, "Sister" traveled with her mother, the artist and writer Genevieve Willcox Chandler, as she interviewed locals - blacks and whites - for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the depression. These interviews were chronicled in Coming Through: Voices of a South Carolina Gullah Community from WPA Oral Histories. "Sister" also has the distinction of having served as the first librarian of the new Georgetown County Library just after World War II.

She appeared on South Carolina ETV in such documentaries as "Legacy of Conflict," "Grand Strand," "A Myrtle Beach Story," "Saving Sandy Island" and "Cheating the Stillness: The World of Julia Peterkin." These earned her statewide recognition as what the poet Thomas L. Johnson called "a vitally engaged and engaging historian and environmental activist." She also served on the boards of the Coastal Conservation League and the Freewoods Foundation.

The gentle legacy of the entire Peterkin and Chandler families will be honored in the dedication of a meeting room to their memory and contributions.  FOWL sincerely appreciates all of the generous folks who helped make this tribute possible.  The funds that were remaining after the room was renamed will be put toward a "starter set" of books for the soon-to-be-built South Georgetown Library. 

Thank you so much for supporting FOWL and the Friends Center.  The Library is so much better because you care! 
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