Thursday, September 20, 2018

October's 1st Thursday Program

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Friday, September 14, 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 e-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.
Kids' weekly activities - all are free, some require registration. For more information,
  • Junior FIRST Lego League. Mondays, 3-4 PM, through Nov. 12. Non-competitive level of FIRST for ages 6-9. 
  • Minis Art Class. Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30 PM. Art for ages 1-5 years old and their grown-ups.
  • Art Classes. First Wednesdays, 3-4:30 PM with artists from the Myrtle Beach Art Museum. Ages 6-12 years old. Pre-registration required.
  • Story Time! Wednesdays at 10:30 AM (Playtime starts at 10 AM). Ages birth to 5 years
  • Canine Angels. Second & Fourth Wednesdays, 3-4 PM. Come and read to one of these great dogs (and people)!
  • Creative Crafts. Thursdays, 3-4 PM (starts Sept. 20). 4th grade and up.
  • LEGO Free Build. All day Fridays. All ages.
  • Manners Club. First Saturday each month, 10 AM-Noon. Register with Ms. Amy or Ms. Holly.
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+, 3-6:30 PM.
  • Tuesdays - Open Gaming & Tabletop, ages 10+, 3-6:30 PM.
  • Wednesdays - Open Gaming & Magic the Gathering Day, ages 10+, 3-6:30 PM.
  • Thursdays - Open Gaming & Art Day, 10+, 3-6:30 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; 1-9 PM focus on games for teens and adults.
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.
  • 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.
  • Toastmasters meets noon-1 PM on the second and fourth Thursday each month (Sept. 27, Oct. 11, Oct. 25). Improve communication skills, increase self-confidence, think on your feet, give a great "elevator" speech, share stories. Free and open to the public, 
September/October Artist at the Waccamaw Library: Chapter 124 of the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) is holding its "Fourth Annual People's Choice Awards." During September and October 2018, the public is invited to visit the Library and view an array of fine art pieces by the twelve members of the local CPSA chapter, then choose their favorite, and submit their ballot. For this year, the theme of all entries is "THE GRAND STRAND." This event is free and open to all. For more information,

September/October Photographer at the Waccamaw Library:  Phil Filiatrault exhibits his striking photographs of a variety of natural scenes.
Phil developed an interest in photography as a teenager and has always enjoyed nature photography. Upon retirement, he took courses in photography at CCU, as well as classes offered by local camera clubs. He has been active in area photography groups, serving as a co-coordinator for the Carolinas Nature Photographers Association, the Myrtle Beach Club, the Seacoast Artist Guild, and is a member of the Tidelands Photography Club. He also volunteers as a photographer at Hobcaw Barony. Phil's images have been shown in local galleries and have won awards at the local and state level, particularly at the SC Sportsman's Classic and the SC State Fair. For more information, 

PLUS, Winyah Rivers Foundation 2018 Photography Contest winners exhibit on display through October in the DeBordieu Auditorium. 
Cherie Barrett earned "Best of Show" honors for "Lonely Tree," while Paulette Thomas' "What a Beauty" took first place in the "Wildlife" category, Jim Holliday's "Man with Rocker" won first place in the "Georgetown Heritage Iconic" category, and Georgiane Geise's "Shrimp Boats" gained first place in the "Scenic" category. For more information,


DUE TO HURRICANE FLORENCE ... many cancellations and rescheduling of events and hours of opening have occurred. Best to call ahead before assuming.

All four Library branches are closed until Hurricane Florence passes. We hope to reopen Monday, September 17, but please check for updates before visiting. 

FOWL Bargain Book Corner at the Litchfield Exchange! FOWL volunteers Chuck and Bernie Bader, Roz Breit and Josette Sharwell keep the bookshelves at 14363 Ocean Highway (behind Applewood House of Pancakes) stocked with terrific book bargains (hardcovers - $1, paperbacks - 50 cents), with fiction author-organized and nonfiction grouped by subject. Small tables and chairs were recently added, so you can sit by the fountain and review books before purchasing. Pay at Art Works (open Monday-Saturday, 10 AM-2 PM) or slip a conveniently supplied envelope under the door. The Litchfield Exchange is open Monday through Friday, 9 AM-5 PM, and Saturdays, 10 AM-2 PM.

Georgetown County Recreation Department offers for adults (fees and registration, 843.359.6419 or
  • Kickball Mondays/Wednesdays in Georgetown - Sept. 17-Nov. 12
  • Soccer Saturdays at Stables Park - Sept. 15-Nov. 10
  • Basketball Wednesdays in Georgetown - Sept. 19-Nov. 14
  • Disc Golf at Stables Park - 843.545.3450
Volunteer Coaches are needed for fall youth sports (tackle football, flag football, cheerleading, and soccer) - 843.454.3275.

Saturday, Sept. 15
Because of Hurricane Florence the 2018 Beach Sweep/River Sweep date is rescheduled to October 20. The 30th annual clean-up at Myrtle Beach State Park, Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach, Huntington Beach State Park, Pawleys Island Beach/Creek/Marsh/Boat Landings, North Litchfield and Litchfield Beaches, Waccamaw River Boat Landings. To locate the group you'd like to join for this important environmental clean-up, visit
Postponed due to inclement weather: 1-2 PM - Belle's Riding Legacy. Belle Baruch, an internationally known equestrian, not only "rode to hounds," but also competed in American and French horse shows and timber races. Recent discovery of numerous equestrian garments inspired Dr. Lynn Hanson of Francis Marion University and co-director of the newly established Belle W. Baruch Institute for SC Studies to seek approval and funding for the conservation of the fabric silks and mounting them on a form. Her colleague Allison Steadman in the Theater Department of FMU also studied the fabric and patterns for subsequent reproductions.  Come early to the Discovery Center to see the temporary exhibit of Belle's complete and original riding outfit comprised of breeches, frock coat, waist coat, top hat and boots. Stay to hear Hanson and Steadman discuss how projects like this can tell a broader story of history.  (Exertion level: Low impact, standing) Limited to 48; reservations required. $10,
Tuesday, Sept. 18
Check first: 10 AM - "Tuesdays With... Paige Sawyer." Join the Friends of the Georgetown Library (405 Cleland St.) as historian Paige Sawyer presents "The History of Battery White and the Harvest Moon." Free and open to the public, 843.545.3366.
NOPE - rescheduled for Friday, Sept. 21 at Ocean One:
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Kristina McMorris (Sold on a Monday). In the midst of the Great Depression, an ambitious reporter snaps a photo of two children being sold on a farmhouse porch, leading to his big break-and a series of devastating repercussions. Inspired by an actual newspaper photograph that stunned the nation, McMorris has written a powerful novel of love, redemption, and the unexpected paths that bring us home. $30, 843.235.9600 or
Check first: Noon-1 PM - Dirt N' Details at Brookgreen Gardens. Join us in the Frye Classroom at the Welcome Center as we bring back a favorite lecture series, presented by members of the horticulture staff and volunteers, as well as outside experts in the field of horticulture and gardening. Bring your lunch and enjoy learning good information on gardening topics. Also offered Oct. 9. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or
Wednesday, Sept. 19
Check first: 10 AM-Noon - Reserve Research 101Join Research Technician, Tracy Buck, in an adventure-filled day learning what she does, how she conducts field work, and why her research is important to the North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Participants will learn hands-on field methods and sampling techniques that our staff conducts year-round, as well as understand how the data are used and analyzed. Limited to 8; reservations required; weather permitting. Free, 843.904.9017.

Check first: Noon - South Carolina Maritime Museum's "History for Lunch" lecture series resumes this fall at the Museum (729 Front St., Georgetown) with Matt Gibson, Natural History Curator at the Charleston Museum.  Free and open to the public, reservations with Hope McFadden at 843.520.0111. 

Check first: 2-6 PM - The Adult Learning Coaches program at the Georgetown Library will be running a Voter Education Center (also offered Sept. 26). The purpose is to have volunteers available with materials and information to help those who may be confused or intimidated by the voting process. You can help in two ways ...
  • Spread the word by posting flyers at churches, schools, laundromats, community centers, etc. A copy of the flyer is available from Sue Cross at
  • Volunteer to help at the Voter Education Center, contact Sue Cross at or 843.237.0289.
Check first: 2:30-4:30 PM - The Baruchs of Hobcaw - Part I. Through a shared venture with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of Coastal Carolina University (OLLI), Hobcaw Barony staff offer a three-part series taught at Hobcaw Discovery Center which explores the life of the 20th century owners of Hobcaw Barony. Native South Carolinian Bernard Baruch married a well-to-do New Yorker and had three children, the oldest of whom became the subsequent owner of the family's 16,000-acre lowcountry estate. Mr. Baruch was Jewish, his wife was an Episcopalian; he was southern, she was northern; he was born in the rural South and she was a city girl. Contrasts and comparisons mark the relationships between the young siblings who first saw Hobcaw in 1905. Family dynamics and details of their time on the plantation make this a great study for those who have had the Introductory Tour and want to know more. Part II, Sept. 26; Part III, Oct. 3. Registration with OLLI required,
Thursday, Sept. 20
1 PM - Brookgreen 101, a program sponsored by the Campbell Center for American Sculpture, presents "Remembering Hurricane Hugo." This hour-long public information program, covering a wide range of topics, is offered on the third Thursday of the month in the Welcome Center Conference Room. Bring your lunch, listen, and learn with us! Additional topics offered Oct. 18 and Nov. 15. Free for members and included with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or
Friday, Sept. 21
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Kristina McMorris (Sold on a Monday) at Ocean One, Litchfield (see Sept. 18 above for details).
(Rea Frey will be rescheduled when her books are re-printed. The success of this debut novel (Not Her Daughter) - already optioned for a feature film - has surprised even her publisher! $30, 843.235.9600 or
2 PM - Book signing at Litchfield Books: Kristina McMorris (Sold on a Monday), 843.237.8138.
2 PM - "The Wonders of Our Universe" with NASA Solar System Ambassador Ron Revere at the Waccamaw Library presenting "Our Galaxy: The Milky Way." In this four-week lecture series Revere brings 35 years of teaching expertise and enthusiasm to his topics, shedding light on some of the most mysterious matters in our universe. His passion lies in clarifying the complexities of space and correcting common misunderstandings for the public. Additional topic on Sept. 28. Free and open to the public, or
Friday-Sunday, Sept. 21-23
Times vary - 42nd Annual Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival at Atalaya Castle in Huntington Beach State Park(16148 Ocean Hwy). Featuring more than 100 of the finest regional artisans, the Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival provides aesthetic beauty against a background of natural beauty. Enjoy fine art, quality crafts and Lowcountry food, along with the musical offerings of several of the area's finest musicians. Fri. (Noon-6 PM), Sat. (10 AM-6 PM) and Sun. (10 AM-5 PM), daily festival admission fee is $8 for each adult; a multi-day pass is available for $10 per adult. Visitors 15 and younger are admitted free. Park admission is also free. For more information, SCPRT at 803.734.0767 or Huntington Beach State Park, 843.237.4440. 
Saturday, Sept. 22
10 AM-5 PM - Paint-in with Danny McLaughlin at the Litchfield Exchange (14363 Ocean Hwy).  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, space is limited. $45, 843.235.9600 or 
1-3 PM - Autumnal Equinox Labyrinth Walk at Brookgreen Gardens. Join us as we welcome the colors and cooler temperatures of autumn on the Brookgreen Gardens labyrinth. Gather at the Lowcountry Center picnic table area at 1 PM for a brief talk and then walk to the labyrinth together for this experience. For late arrivals, we will be at the labyrinth by 1:30 PM; the last walker should be on the labyrinth no later than 2:30 PM (please maintain silence during the walk). Free for members and included with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or
Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 22-23
The Inshore Fishing Association Redfish Tour and Kayak Tour returns to Georgetown County's Carroll A. Campbell Marine Complex. Registration is open to all anglers, no competitive fishing experienced needed. Sat., $250 per Redfish team; Sun., $50 entry fee for kayak event. Information and online registration,
Monday, Sept. 24
8 AM-1 PM - North Inlet Boat Tour. Enjoy a rare opportunity to travel as a small group to explore the creeks and islands of the best understood estuary in the world. Captain Paul Kenny and Foundation staff will explain salt marsh ecology, international research, and coastal history on a very special boat trip including a walk on North Island, exactly where Lafayette landed in 1777. Departing from Hobcaw Barony's Clambank Landing, the boat meanders through serpentine creeks from the Inlet to Pumpkinseed Island to Muddy Bay and back. Snacks, water and PFDs provided. (Exertion level: Moderate, embarking/disembarking boat, standing, some sitting) Limited to 5; reservations required. $125,
Tuesday, Sept. 25
10 AM-Noon - Historic District Walking Tour  with Paige Sawyer to benefit Friends of the Georgetown Library (FOGL). Meet at the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce Office at 531 Front Street; park on Queen Street. Limited to 25 participants, sign up at Georgetown Library, 405 Cleland St. with check, names and phone numbers. Rain date: Friday, Sept. 28. $20 donation to FOGL,
11:30 AM-2 PM - The FOWL Annual Luncheon & Auction at Pawleys Plantation: "Pearls for Southern Girls." The 28th annual luncheon celebrating the 30th anniversary of FOWL. Friends of the Waccamaw Library hold this premier event to raise funds for books and media and adult programming. Donated handbags, jewelry and accessories irresistibly displayed. Put a table of friends together to bid on these treasures, win fantastic door prizes, and enjoy a delicious luncheon. $35 ($20 tax deductible), 843.545.3623 or Get your ticket to this sell-out event at the Friends Center.

Wednesday, Sept. 26
2-6 PM - The Adult Learning Coaches program at the Georgetown Library will be running a Voter Education Center. The purpose is to have volunteers available with materials and information to help those who may be confused or intimidated by the voting process. You can help in two ways ...
  • Spread the word by posting flyers at churches, schools, laundromats, community centers, etc. A copy of the flyer is available from Sue Cross at
  • Volunteer to help at the Voter Education Center, contact Sue Cross at or 843.237.0289.
Thursday, Sept. 27
10-11:15 AM - Tim Conroy presents "Pat Conroy's Love of Poetry," hosted by the Friends of Waccamaw Library in the DeBordieu Auditorium. Tim will explore his brother's lifelong connection with poetry as a devoted reader, as a self-described "failed poet," and as an iconic bestselling novelist who wove the rhythms of poetry into his lyrical prose. Tim Conroy is a retired education and founding board members of the Pat Conroy Literary Center, established in his brother's honor. Free ticket available at the library Friends Center, or

10 AM - Friends of Georgetown Library (FOGL) hosts Clemson University's Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology in its 50th Anniversary Celebration Seminar Series in the auditorium at the library (405 Cleland St., Georgetown). Jack Whetstone, Associate Professor Emeritus, will be speaking on "Coastal Extension Programs in Aquatic Invasive Species and Aquaculture." Additional lecture on Oct. 25. Free and open to the public, 843.545.3300 or
11 AM-1 PM - Luncheon at the Lodge: Rice to Ruin. Enjoy a southern luncheon at Kimbel Lodge while historian and author Roy Williams III lectures on his new book, Rice To Ruin, The Jonathan Lucas Family in SC, 1783-1929, which focuses on the precipitous rise and ultimate fall of the rice dynasty. Written with the late Alexander Lucas Lofton, the book explores the life of Jonathan Lucas and his invention of the steam-powered rice mill, accomplishing "for the rice planter what Eli Whitney did for the cotton planter." At Hobcaw Barony, a rice mill pond exists that is believed to have once housed a Lucas mill. Roy's knowledge of rice planters, plantation culture and the changes wrought by decreased agriculture will amaze participants. (Exertion level: Low impact, sitting, eating) Limited to 60; reservations required. $25,
Friday, Sept. 28
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Diane Chamberlain (The Dream Daughter) at Pawleys Plantation. The New York Times, USA Today and
Sunday Times bestselling author of 25 suspenseful stories that touch both heart and mind, Chamberlain's newest is influenced by her former career as a social worker and psychotherapist. When Caroline Sears receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970 and there seems to be little that can be done. But her brother-in-law, a physicist, tells her that something can be done to save her baby. Something that will require a kind of strength and courage that Caroline never knew she had. Something that will mean a mind-bending leap of faith on her part. And all for the love of her unborn child. A rich, genre-spanning, breathtaking novel about one mother's quest to save her child, unite her family, and believe in the unbelievable. Diane Chamberlain pushes the boundaries of faith and science to deliver a novel you will never forget.  $30, 843.235.9600 or
1-3 PM - Bike to the Boardwalk. Bike five miles (roundtrip) on gravel roads through Hobcaw Barony's pristine forests to the Reserve's beautiful salt marsh boardwalk on North Inlet estuary. Upland forest habitats, wildlife, research and salt marsh ecology will be discussed during the trip. Bring your own bike(all terrain tires recommended), helmet, water, snack, camera/binoculars (if desired). Limited to 15; reservations required, weather permitting. Also offered Oct. 26 and Nov. 9. Free, 843.904.9017.
2 PM - Book signing at Litchfield Books: Diane Chamberlain (The Dream Daughter), 843.237.8138.
2 PM - "The Wonders of Our Universe" with NASA Solar System Ambassador Ron Revere at the Waccamaw Library presenting "The Universe." See Sept. 21 entry for details. Free and open to the public, or
Saturday, Sept. 29-Saturday, Oct. 20
9:30 AM - OLLI offers a 4-week lecture series at the Conway Center (290 Allied Dr.) on Terrorism, facilitated by Samih Baalbaki and featuring CCU professors Joseph Fitsanakis (Politics), Misti Williams (Communication), and Christopher Gunn (History). Refreshments followed by panel discussion, free and open to the public, 843.349.5002 or
Saturday, Sept. 29
3-4 PM - Lecture by Sculptor in Residence, Wesley Wofford, at Brookgreen Gardens Welcome Center Conference Room. Free with garden admission, call for reservations, 843.235.6016 or
5:30-8:30 PM - Brew at the Zoo. This craft beer tasting will feature more than 30 regional and national selections and offers a rare opportunity after-hours to see Brookgreen's Native Wildlife Zoo. Guests receive a signature tasting glass and enjoy a silent auction hosted by The Friends of Brookgreen Gardens. Food and wine are available for purchase. Only open to those 21 and over. $40 members, $45 nonmembers, $20 designated drivers, 843.235.6000 or online at
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Mondays, Oct. 1-20
3 PM - OLLI offers a 4-week lecture series at the Litchfield Education Center (14427 Ocean Hwy.) on The 2018 Election, featuring CCU Politics professors Holley Tankersley, Drew Kurlowski, Kaitlin Sidorsky, and Adam Chamberlain. Free and open to the public, 843.349.6584 or
Tuesday, Oct. 2
5:30 PM - Georgetown County Museum presents First Tuesday Lecture: Roger Mower, "Mill Grove, Home of John James Audubon." Free and open to the public (donations welcome), 843.545.7020 or
Thursday, Oct. 4
10 AM - First Thursday Speaker Series at Waccamaw Library presents John R. Williams, "Legends and Ghost Stories of the South." Not just a Halloween month event, Dr. Williams draws upon the folk history and customs that permeate our ghost stories and scary tales. Citing the night riders of southern history along with all the usual haints, he will summon up the ghosts that appear along the Atlantic seacoast from Georgia to the Carolinas beginning with the uncanny spectral ships that were often seen in Charleston Harbor. Funding provided by South Carolina Humanities. Free and open to the public, or
4-9 PM - bisQit's Spirit Night to benefit FOWL (rescheduled from Sept. 11). Dine at bisQit's in the Hammock Shops and 10% of all sales will go to Friends of the Waccamaw Library (all guests' checks will be included, including "to go" orders).

7 PM - 19th Annual Pawleys Island Wine & Food Gala, a benefit for the Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art, at the Reserve Golf Club.Sample more than 100 wines from renowned vineyards around the world and enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres prepared by eight of the area's best chefs. The evening will also include a three-hour dessert tasting, a silent auction full of wonderful trips and a complimentary wine glass. Wines will be available for purchase at prices well below retail during this special event. Casual cocktail attire. Event held rain or shine. $100 pp, 843.626.8911 or online at

October 5-20 - The Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art (PIFMA)
presents its 28th annual festival with three weeks of cultural entertainment and musical performances, including the Wine Gala that serves as the event's primary fundraiser. All events to be held under the performance tent at the Reserve Golf Club of Pawleys Island, unless otherwise noted. Tickets for all events available only through the festival office in the Litchfield Exchange, 843.626.8911 or online at

Friday, Oct. 5
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Patti Callahan (Henry) (Becoming Mrs. Lewis) at Kimbel's Wachesaw. From New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan comes an exquisite novel of Joy Davidman, the woman C. S. Lewis called "my whole world."  Although this Moveable Feast is full, you can meet the author at Litchfield Books after the Feast. $30, 843.235.9600 or
1-3 PM - Fall Wildflowers and Insects. Take a walk through maritime, upland forest, and wetland habitats to see our fall wildflowers, butterflies, dragonflies and more at Hobcaw Barony. North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve staff will help you identify common species that are present in the fall. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring insect repellant, and cameras/binoculars (if desired). Limited to 14; reservations required; weather permitting. Free, 843.904.9017.
2 PM - Book signing at Litchfield Books: Patti Callahan (Henry) (Becoming Mrs. Lewis). 843.237.8138.
7 PM - PIFMA: Ambrosia at the Reserve Golf Club. In the year 1970, four young musicians from the South Bay of Los Angeles, came together to create a new invigorating style of music. Exploring the possibilities of progressive, classical and world influences, yet rooted with the soul of the blues and R&B, Joseph Puerta, Christopher North, David Pack and Burleigh Drummond created a new sound that was defined and recognized as "Ambrosia." Originally labeled as America's answer to the progressive invasion of such English acts as "Yes" and "King Crimson," the group quickly proved it was all that and much more as it's albums painted aural landscapes covering the gamut of musical styles. Today, the band is more alive and compelling than ever. Gates open at 6 PM, $25-general admission, $35-reserved, $45-preferred, 843.626.8911 or

Saturday & Sunday, Oct 6 & 7
9:30 AM-4 PM - Harvest Home Weekend Festival. Brookgreen's annual fall festival is filled with outdoor activities the whole family will enjoy. There is a huge pumpkin patch where kids (and adults!) can pick out their pumpkin to paint. An over the top scarecrow building contest - many families start planning their scarecrow for the next year the minute the current year is over! Hayrides, great food, live entertainment (kid friendly!), opportunities to meet animals and the entire Gardens are open to explore. Plus the launch of the fourth Magnificent Brookgreen Gardens Story House Book I Can ~ Adventures with Birdie. Free with garden admission (some activities require fees), 843.235.6000 or 

Saturday, Oct. 6
10 AM-5 PM - Paint-in with Danny McLaughlin at the Litchfield Exchange (14363 Ocean Hwy). See Sept. 22 entry for details. Offered bi-monthly, space is limited. $45, 843.235.9600 or
7 PM - PIFMA: The Spinners at the Reserve Golf Club. In 1957, a group of friends in a Detroit, Michigan high school came together to make music. The Spinners first hit the charts in 1961, with "That's What Girls Are Made For." In 1964, they made their debut at the Apollo Theater and won instant acclaim, a rare feat at the time. They also signed to V.I.P. Records, an imprint of Berry Gordy's Motown label, based in Detroit. Success was elusive until 1970, when a Stevie Wonder composition "It's A Shame" became a hit. With a change to Atlantic Records, The Spinners began a stupendous climb up the charts that put 11 songs in the Top 40 pop charts between 1972 and 1976. With songs like "I'll Be Around," "Sadie," "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love," "The Rubberband Man," "One Of A Kind (Love Affair)," "They Just Can't Stop It (Games People Play)," and "Then Came You" (with Dionne Warwick), The Spinners cemented their place in pop music history. The Spinners have always made music that is at once timeless and utterly in tune with the times. They possess a classic group sound and approach which never loses its universal appeal. They continue to bring their amazing show to appreciative audiences everywhere. Gates open at 6 PM, $30-general admission, $45-reserved, $85-preferred, $175-platinum, 843.626.8911 or

Monday, Oct. 8
Miss Ruby' Kids Charity Golf Tournament at the Wachesaw Plantation Club. Proceeds of this event support children and families in Georgetown County. Participants can register as an individual ($125), couple ($200) or foursome ($400) at 843.527.0277 or

10 AM - "Cities of the Silent" at the Waccamaw Library. Popular instructor Robin McCall explores spooky, shocking, always fascinating histories buried in southern cemeteries...perfect for the Halloween season! Discussion topics include lore arising from local cemeteries, the symbolism of tombstones, curious tales surrounding historic figures interred in the region, Confederate soldiers' graveyards, and cemeteries for enslaved Africans. Additional lectures Oct. 15, 22 and 29. Free and open to the public,
2-4:30 PM - Hike Hobcaw: Hobcaw Beach. The southern two miles of Debidue Island belongs to The Belle W. Baruch Foundation. Come explore the undeveloped barrier island with Hobcaw Barony. Bare trees, shorebirds and views of wind shear, erosion and accretion result in a lesson on beach ecology in a beautiful setting. Please remember to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. (Exertion level: High impact, hiking for three miles) Limited to 28; reservations required. $25,
Tuesday, Oct. 9 
9:30 AM - The Low Country Herb Society meets at the Waccamaw Library with guest speaker Kathy Summers, licensed massage therapist, essential oils educator and doTERRA Wellness Coordinator, giving a presentation on Essential Oils. 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. The LCHS Fall Garden Festival at Inlet Culinary Garden (5071 Hwy 17 Bypass South in Murrells Inlet) will take place on Friday & Saturday, October 19-20, 8 AM-5 PM. Look for us on Facebook or

11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Elin Hilderbrand (Winter in Paradise) at Inlet Affairs. Join New York Times bestselling author far from her Nantucket roots for the beginning of her thrilling new winter series - The Paradise. Irene Steele's idyllic life - house, husband, family - is shattered when a late-night phone call reports her beloved husband has been found dead. Added to her grief is the perplexing detail that he was found on St. John's Island, a tropical paradise far removed from their suburban life. Leaving the cold winter behind, Irene flies down to the beautiful Caribbean beach only to make another shocking discovery: her husband had a secret second family. As Irene investigates the mysterious circumstances of her husband's death, she is plunged into a web of intrigue and deceit belied by the pristine white sand beaches of St. John's. $30, 843.235.9600 or

Noon-1 PM - Dirt N' Details at Brookgreen Gardens. See Sept. 18 entry for details. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or
Thursday, Oct. 11
10 AM - "Gullah Soul" with The Plantation Singers of Charleston at the Waccamaw Library performing an uplifting, toe-tapping, hand-clapping, sing-along of traditional spirituals in a celebration of Lowcountry Gullah heritage. These renowned performers will delight area residents with lively renditions of traditional spirituals, rooted in the South Carolina Gullah heritage. Their unique brand of acapella singing preserves deep roots across centuries of Lowcountry African-American culture. Free and open to the public, 843.545.3623 or
7 PM - PIFMA: The British Invasion Years at the Reserve Golf Club. A nostalgic journey through the sixties with classic songs by Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, The Zombies and Herman's Hermits, plus the American musical "response" of The Beach Boys, The Monkees, The Doors and Steppenwolf, and an extraordinary note-for-note finale with music from the four lads who started it all - The Beatles! Gates open at 6 PM, $25-reserved, $45-preferred, 843.626.8911 or
Friday, Oct. 12
10 AM-2 PM - Yachting with the Baruchs: Women's History Cruise. Join Hobcaw Barony staff and docents on a new installment of Yachting with The Baruchs. Travel by car to Hobcaw House where participants will board the Carolina Rover for a river cruise experience unlike any other. This trip travels up the Great Pee Dee River, discussing the colonial, antebellum, and post-Civil War women - black and white - who made history in this part of the lowcountry. Discussion of notable women rice planters and their families who did all they could to retain ownership of their property, and those women who survived to set an example to generations of descendants. Bring a lunch and a folding chair for a picnic on the grounds of Dirleton Plantation. After lunch will be a tour of Dirleton, the 1850s house of Heriot-Sparkman-Samworth families. Afterwards, the river cruise will continue up the river past Chicora Wood and return down the Waccamaw River. We begin and end at the Hobcaw House Pier, traveling on the Carolina Rover. PFDs provided. (Exertion level: Moderate, embarking/disembarking boat, standing, walking, some sitting) Limited to 40. Reservations required. $65,
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Sally Kilpatrick (Oh My Stars) at Ocean One, Litchfield. The author of four previous laugh-out-loud, cry-out-loud novels, Sally Kilpatrick brings us a heartwarming, hilarious Christmas story with a Southern twist. Like most things in Ellery, Tennessee, this year's Drive Thru Nativity is a little unconventional. The Dollar General parking lot doubles as a Bethlehem stable, and widowed writer Ivy Long, who's been roped into playing Mary, sure as heck isn't a virgin. But then comes an unexpected development: a genuine, real-life baby left in the manger, with only a brief note. And somehow, in the kerfuffle that follows, Ivy finds her life is about to change . . . $30, 843.235.9600 or
2 PM - Book signing at Litchfield Books: Sally Kilpatrick (Oh My Stars), 843.237.8138.
7 PM - PIFMA: Rick Braun at the Reserve Golf Club.Known for his impeccable technical chops, melodic wizardry and keen compositional prowess, Rick Braun has been thrilling audiences for decades. Braun has made a mark staying true to his own musical voice and eclectic influences that have allowed him to collaborate across genre with some of the biggest names in music including Rod Stewart, Tom Petty, Sade, Natalie Cole and REO Speedwagon. Having clenched more than 20 #1 Smooth Jazz hits, Braun has collaborated with all of the brightest stars in contemporary jazz from Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown and Peter White, to Dave Koz, Boney James and Brian Culbertson. Gates open at 6 PM, $25-general admission, $35-reserved, $45-preferred, 843.626.8911 or
Saturday, Oct. 13
8 AM-Noon - Community Yard Sale. The Friends of the Georgetown Library (FOGL) invite you to buy or sell in this annual favorite at the Georgetown Library (405 Cleland St.). $15 single space, $20 double, free to attend, 843.545.3310 for details.

9:30 AM-5 PM - Brookgreen's Fall Plant Sale and Farmer's Market. Come out for those cool weather plants for fall, and for things that need to be planted in fall for next spring! "Brookgreen Grown" plants will be offered and our horticulture staff will be available to give you advice and suggestions for your garden. New this year!! Browse and purchase fall produce from "Bethea's Garden," the heritage farm garden at Brookgreen. BYO-wagon!! Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or
7 PM - PIFMA: Edwin McCain at the Reserve Golf Club.Called the "great American romantic" by the New York Times, Edwin McCain has built an enviable career over the past 20 years by balancing his massive pop success with the year-round touring schedule of a tireless troubadour. His hit songs, authentic spirit and surprisingly affable sense of humor keep fans coming back time and time again for nights that feel more like parties with old friends than rock concerts. After recording two of the biggest love songs in the history of pop music ("I'll Be" and "I Could Not Ask for More") and experiencing the success that comes with a television show on Animal Planet (Flipping Ships), McCain now performs upwards of 100 shows annually throughout the US as a solo artist, with his full band or his acoustic trio. Recently, he's added orchestras to his repertoire, performing with symphonies in select markets where he brings his powerful songs to majestic new heights. Gates open at 6 PM, $30-general admission, $45-reserved, $85-preferred, $175-platinum, 843.626.8911 or
Monday, Oct. 15
10 AM - "Cities of the Silent" at the Waccamaw Library. See Oct. 8 entry for details. Additional lectures Oct. 22 and 29. Free and open to the public,
1:30-3:30 PM - Friendfield Village Tour. 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.  (Exertion level: Moderate impact, bus ride, some walking, standing for long periods) Limited to 14; reservations required. Also offered Nov. 12. $20,

Oct. 18 - Travel the Santee Cooper Locks 
with Robin McCall aboard a 30- passenger pontoon boat. The lock features massive concrete walls with huge steel gates at each end.  It takes 20 minutes to fill the chamber, raising the boat 75 feet. Once at the top, the gates will open out into Lake Moultrie. Limited space, $72 per person, 843.235.2966 or

Nov. 2 - Promised Land: American Voices 1645 to 1945 
at the Winyah Auditorium, 7 PM. Plan to attend this special performance by Bill Oberst Jr. and the Pawleys Island Concert Band to benefit the 
Family Justice Center in honor of Carol and Garvey Winans
.  Actor Bill Oberst and conductor Carson Turner have put together a fabulous program with narratives and music related to major events in American history from the early settlers to our revolution against the British Empire to the freedom of slaves and ending with Aaron Copland's "Lincoln Portrait." Key leaders in our community have been selected for the narratives, including Lee Brockington, Aliska Brown, Ron Daise, Bill Oberst Jr., Robbie O'Donnell, Charles Swenson and Michael Winans. All revenue raised, minus auditorium rental expenses for the event, will be used to support operational costs of the FJC. 
The minimum requested donation per ticket is $20, 843.546.3926 or

Nov. 6 - Poetry Writing Workshop ("The Art of Description") with awarding winning poet Libby Bernardin at the Waccamaw Library. Tues., 10-11:30 AM, free and open to all, however space is limited in order to give proper attention to all participants, so please register early by emailing

Cultural events on the Grand Strand - 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 Oct. 15 - 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, 10 AM-4:30 PM, adults $4, children $3 for a 30-minute timed visit, in addition to garden admission, 843.235.6000 or

Through Oct. 28 - National Sculpture Society 85th Annual Awards Exhibition at Rainey Sculpture Pavilion, Brookgreen Gardens. The annual juried exhibition of the National Sculpture Society, the oldest professional organization of sculptors in America, presents the work of masters alongside rising stars in American sculpture. Brookgreen Gardens is the only venue for this exhibit. Fifteen awards are presented by the Society along with the popular People's Choice Award, determined by votes of visitors to Brookgreen Gardens. This exhibit is on display in both the Jenniwein and Noble Galleries in the Rainey Sculpture Pavilion and is free with garden admission, Mon.-Sun., 9:30 AM-5 PM, 843.235.6000 or

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