What's happening on the Waccamaw Neck ~ compliments of the Friends of Waccamaw Library!
FOWL Community Connector
February 15, 2018
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.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (Feb. 22, 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, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
February Artist at the Waccamaw Library: Dorie Ellis. Dorothy "Dorie" Ellis' paintings are on display through February. A retired CCRN, Ellis began basic classes in art education at Rowen College in New Jersey. She graduated to painting with one special instructor, Gerald Moore, who encouraged her fledgling efforts. For 25 years Ellis and her family lived in Northeast Pennsylvania where she took classes in a converted barn. At the next move to Virginia, she joined the Prince William Art Society and the Manassas Artist Guild, taking classes at the Workhouse Gallery. Her work is on display at The Island Art Gallery in Pawleys Island and The Seacoast Artists Gallery at Market Common. For more information, email@example.com.
February Photographer at the Waccamaw Library: Sharon Anderson. An award winning, self-taught photographer, shooting digital since the early 2000's, Sharon Anderson's beautiful images capture unique landscapes locally and around the world. A resident of the Lowcountry of South Carolina for about 40 years, one of her special passions is preserving the quickly vanishing culture and old buildings of the area through photography. She has been privileged to be accepted into ArtFields® for the past three years. Her work is currently shown in the Art and Frame Gallery in Myrtle Beach, Art and Frame in Murrells Inlet and Low Country Gallery as well as Georgetown. She holds memberships at Carolinas Nature Photography Association, Seacoast Artists Guild, and Photographic Society of America. For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Georgetown Library is proud to display the gorgeous local photography of Tanya Ackerman in its Heritage Center. Her images portray the beauty of South Carolina's Lowcountry and the passions of the people who live here. The South Carolina Press Association has named her Photojournalist of the Year for weekly newspapers three times since she moved to Pawleys Island in 2006. The display continues through February.
CALENDAR OF COMMUNITY EVENTS
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 email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Feb. 15
10 AM-1 PM - Homeschool Explorers at Brookgreen Gardens in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.
11 AM - Caroline Fairless presents a literary discussion on the journey of the author and the book The God Presumption, at the Waccamaw Library. Free and open to the public, reception following.
1:30-4:30 PM - Spiritual Places, Cemeteries of Hobcaw Barony. Explore black and white plantation cemeteries on Hobcaw Barony and learn of burial customs, grave decorating traditions, tombstone art, and survival and tragedy in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Dress for the woods and the weather. (Exertion level: High impact, hiking through woods) Reservations required. $30, Hobcaw Barony.org.
Friday, Feb. 16
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Deanna Raybourn (A Treacherous Curse) at Inlet Affairs. Return to Victorian London with the third in Raybourn's mystery series featuring butterfly-hunting sleuth, Veronica Speedwell and her natural historian sidekick, Stoker. Members of an Egyptian expedition fall victim to an ancient mummy's curse in this thrilling Veronica Speedwell novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries. $30, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
6:30 PM - FOWL Classic Film Series with film historians Bill Harvey and Tony Miller presents "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" at Waccamaw Library. Free and open to the public, email@example.com.
Saturday, Feb. 17
9 AM-5 PM - Trail Ride With Your Own Horse. 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. Also offered March 3 & 17. $30, HobcawBarony.org.
10 AM-Noon - Horry County Museum Director Walter Hill, who has more than twenty years of experience blacksmithing, will demonstrate traditional forging techniques for the public at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm (2279 Harris Short Cut Road, Conway). Free and open to the public, 843.915.5320 or HorryCountyMuseum.org.
1 PM - Reign of Rice Lecture Series at Brookgreen Gardens. Lecture by Birgitta Johnson, Ph.D., in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium. Free with garden admission, reservations required, 843.235.6049 or Brookgreen.org.
1 PM - Horry County Museum (805 Main St., Conway) presents Robert Insley and his book Renty's Bell, the story of an enslaved African American, Renty Tucker (1831-1913), who became a master builder, building among other notable structures, the most elaborate slave chapel ever constructed. He went on, after emancipation, to become a respected and active community member in Georgetown County, SC in the segregated South during reconstruction and into the Jim Crow era. His legacy, in spite of seemingly insurmountable challenges, helped to dispel stereotypes and paved the way for future generations. Robert (Bob) Insley is a retired science educator who has lived on the site of the original Hagley Plantation for more than 40 years. His public presentation includes a power point slide show along with a discussion of Renty's life. Relevant artifacts from the plantation era relating to the story are also made available for display. Copies of the book Renty's Bell will be available for purchase after the program. Free and open to the public, 843.915.5320 or HorryCountyMuseum.org.
1-3:30 PM - Enjoy a traditional music demonstration at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm featuring various instruments found around the farm (like washboards, spoons and gourds) that could be used to help keep rhythm. Free and open to the public, 843.915.5320 or HorryCountyMuseum.org.
6:30-8 PM - FOWL Members Only event at the Waccamaw Library: "Strike Up the Band" with the Pawleys Island Concert Band in a rousing patriotic performance prior to President's Day! Free and open to FOWL Members and friends of Friends (renew or join now for your invitation - forms at the Friends Center). Please arrive a few minutes early if you're renewing that day. Birthday cake and coffee (we're turning three!), theFOWL.org.
Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 17 & 18
4-6 PM - Afternoon Tea at Brookgreen. Warm up with hot teas and sweet and savory treats at the Pavilion Restaurant! Also offered Feb. 24 & 25. Reservations are required by the Friday before. Garden admission is included in the fee. $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Reserve at 843.235-6016.
Tuesday, Feb. 20
10 AM - Rice Plantations Lecture Series 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. Series continues Feb. 27, March 6 and March 20. Free and open to the public, firstname.lastname@example.org.
10 AM - "Tuesdays With..." event sponsored by the Friends of the Georgetown Library, features local historian and author Steve Williams who will honor ten African-American women who have made a difference in our area. Five are deceased, and Steve will show video clips about them, but five are alive and well, and will be on hand to be honored. Williams found five stellar women from the past in his book, Ebony Effects, and designated them the heroes of yesterday. He had featured these women in a DVD, "The Content of their Character," and will show short clips of their achievements during the lecture. The heroes of past and present will be juxtaposed according to their accomplishments. For example, Florence Williams, who established a thriving hospital in Georgetown in the 1920s, will be featured before Florene Linnen, a busy modern proponent of diabetes awareness. Lillian Golden Pyatt, who established a beautiful resort for black motorists along Highway 17, will be followed by the deeply caring Barbara Huell, owner of Wild's Funeral Home on Georgetown's West End. Other honorees include Minnie Kennedy, Matilda Martin, Charles Anne Buttone, Rev. Gloria Barr Ford, Josephine Howard, and Michelle Obama. Free and open to the public, 843.545.3327.
1 PM - Active Adult Series at the Horry County Museum (805 Main St., Conway) presents a lecture on the history behind some of our local foods. Join us to learn about dishes like chicken bog, hog head cheese and chitterlings. Where do they come from and what exactly are they? Free and open to the public, 843.915.5320 or HorryCountyMuseum.org.
4:30 PM - Grand Strand Camellia Society meets at the Waccamaw Library to discuss "Camellia Basics for Beginners," followed by a demonstration of how to propagate Camellias by grafting. For more information, Jack Cundiff, 843.238.3307.
Wednesday, Feb. 21
Suppertime - Dine at Bisqit in the Hammock Shops and support Friendship Place with 10% of the evening's dinner proceeds.
Thursday, Feb. 22
1:30-4:30 PM - Behind the Scenes Tour. 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 1, 8, 15 & 22, April 5, 12, 19 & 26. Reservations required. $30, HobcawBarony.org.
Friday, Feb. 23
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Martha Boone (The Big Free) at DeBordieu Colony Clubhouse. The "Big Free" is Charity Hospital and it's 1982 in New Orleans, and Charity is a big medical free-for-all. Although the Feast is full, the author will be at Litchfield Books at 2 PM for those who wish to get an autographed copy. 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
6:30 PM - FOWL Classic Film Series with film historians Bill Harvey and Tony Miller presents "In the Heat of the Night" at Waccamaw Library. Free and open to the public, email@example.com.
Friday & Saturday, Feb. 23-24
10 AM-4 PM - The 24th Annual Quilt Gala will be held at the Horry County Museum (805 Main St., Conway). Admission is $5 per person; Museum Members and children 12 and under are free, 843.915.5320 or HorryCountyMuseum.org.
Friday-Sunday, Feb. 23-25
Swamp Fox Players present Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple," directed by Lee Padgett, at the Strand Theater, Georgetown. Also offered March 2-4 and March 8-10. Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, Sunday, 2:30 PM, $18, reservations 843.527.2924, 1#.
Saturday, Feb. 24
1 PM - Black History Month Program at Brookgreen Gardens in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium. Free with garden admission, reservations required, 843.235.6049 or Brookgreen.org.
12:30-2:30 PM - Voices of the Village at Hobcaw Barony. Enjoy a rare opportunity to drive to Friendfield Village to learn of the lives of the enslaved laborers on rice plantations. Established in the 19th century, Friendfield Village housed workers all the way through the 1950's. Step inside cabins, sit in Friendfield Church, and visit the doctor's office. BYOC (bring your own chair). (Exertion level: Moderate impact, walking and standing) Reservations required. $30, HobcawBarony.org.
1 PM - 2018 Melting Pot March, the second annual march is hosted by the Georgetown Unity Alliance. The walk begins at Winyah Auditorium (site of the traditionally white school) and ends at the Howard Center (the traditionally African-American school). The Georgetown Unity Alliance is a volunteer organization created to discuss and address the racial, economic, and cultural divides in Georgetown with the goal of bridging that gap by bringing all areas of our community and beyond together in a multi-racial, multi-cultural celebration. Participation is free and open to all who wish to join; convene on the front lawn of the Winyah Auditorium at 12 noon. The March concludes with a family friendly event at 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 at Winyah Auditorium prior to the march, and Dr. Betty Clark from Bethel AME Church will perform the invocation at Howard at the conclusion. Free registration and the ability to order 2018 Melting Pot March T-Shirts is available at www.eventbrite.com. Also, please find and share the event on Facebook, by searching 2018 Melting Pot March. Donations to cover the cost of the event will be gratefully accepted and are tax deductible. Checks can be made out to "Foundation for a Sustainable Georgetown County" with Melting Pot March 2018 on the memo line. 843.442.3682 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
6:30 PM - FOWL Musician Series featuring Will Ness with Friends at the Waccamaw Library. Will Ness is the walking, breathing, and singing definition of a musical melting pot. Born and raised in Georgetown, SC, he grew up listening to his parents' record player. He learned to love music through the likes of The Beatles, The Eagles, Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, etc. At 8 years old, he got his first guitar. He learned the basics, quickly adapting to playing and singing simultaneously. He played gigs at various lemonade stands, church functions, and the old Georgetown farmers market. Now with two albums of his original compositions produced, he performs regularly along the Grand Strand. Free and open to the public, email@example.com.
Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 24 & 25
4-6 PM - Afternoon Tea at Brookgreen. Warm up with hot teas and sweet and savory treats at the Pavilion Restaurant. Reservations are required by the Friday before. Garden admission is included in the fee. $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Reserve at 843.235-6016.
Tuesday, Feb. 27
10 AM - Rice Plantations Lecture Series with Robin McCall at the Waccamaw Library. See Feb. 20 entry for details. Series continues March 6 and March 20. Free and open to the public, firstname.lastname@example.org.
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Amy Webb (Stones at the Crossing) at Caffe Piccolo. Bearing witness to the incredible opportunity to experience life with strength, grace and total awareness that lives inside everyone's walk with adversity, Webb becomes the reader's companion on the journey. This prior high-intensity professional, now 10-year cancer survivor, shares her inspiring insights for anyone facing the unknown: a devastating diagnosis, a life-changing ultimatum, or just the gradual transition of aging. Although the Feast is full, but you can meet the author at Litchfield Books at 2 PM. $30, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
Wednesday, Feb. 28
12 noon - History for Lunch
at the SC Maritime Museum (729 Front St., Georgetown). The unique talent that Harper Bond shared with Georgetown around 1900 will be revealed in a fascinating and visual presentation followed by the viewing of this recently acquired and important acquisition to the maritime museum - an aerial view of Georgetown painted by Harper Bond as part of the display for the Georgetown booth at the Charleston Exposition of 1902. The history and development of Georgetown during this boom era will also be explored.Paige Sawyer is a native South Carolinian, a Georgetown photographer, a naturalist on the Carolina Rover and an avid student of history. $20 for lunch and presentation (10% discount for Museum and OLLI Members). Purchase tickets by calling Amy or Hope at 843.520.0111.
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. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.
Thursday, March 1
10 AM-Noon - First Thursday Speaker Series at Waccamaw Library presents Col. Charles Thrash Gone But Not Forgotten - Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. Historian, retired Air Force colonel and former Vice Commander of Myrtle Beach AFB provides a compelling history of the Myrtle Beach AFB: 1942-1999, a retrospective of his time there and a glimpse into the lives of its fighter pilots. Sponsored by FOWL, free, email@example.com, theFOWL.org.
1:30-4:30 PM - Behind the Scenes Tour at Hobcaw Barony. See Feb. 22 entry for details. Also offered March 8, 15 & 22, April 5, 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: Barrett Warner and open mic. Book signing after the reading; tea and homemade confections by Deloris Roberts. Tea & Poetry also offered April 5. Free and open to the public, firstname.lastname@example.org, theFOWL.org.
Friday-Sunday, March 2-4
Swamp Fox Players present Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple," directed by Lee Padgett, at the Strand Theater, Georgetown. Also offered March 8-10. Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, Sunday, 2:30 PM, $18, reservations 843.527.2924, 1#.
Friday, March 2
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: John Hart (The Hush) at Pawleys Plantation. Set in the world of his most beloved novel The Last Child ("A magnificent creation" -The Washington Post), John Hart delivers a stunning vision of a secret world, rarely seen. It's been ten years since the events that changed Johnny Merrimon's life and rocked his hometown to the core. Since then, Johnny has fought to maintain his privacy, but books have been written of his exploits; he has fans, groupies. Living alone in the wilderness beyond town, Johnny's only connection to normal life is his old friend, Jack. They're not boys anymore, but the bonds remain. What they shared. What they lost. Building on the world first seen in The Last Child, The Hush is more than an exploration of friendship, persistence and forgotten power. It takes the reader to unexpected places, and reminds us all why John Hart, after five consecutive New York Times bestsellers, still warrants comparison to such luminaries as Pat Conroy, Cormac McCarthy, and Scott Turow. $30, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
6:30 PM - FOWL Classic Film Series with film historians Bill Harvey and Tony Miller presents "Blazing Saddles" at Waccamaw Library. Free and open to the public, email@example.com.
Saturday, March 3
9 AM-5 PM - Trail Ride With Your Own Horse. See Feb. 17 entry for details. Also offered March 17. $30, HobcawBarony.org.
10 AM-2 PM - Dr. Seuss Day at Brookgreen Gardens. On Dr. Seuss's birthday, a nationwide celebration called "Read across America Day" occurs. Families are invited to come together to enjoy a read-aloud of books. Children and adults are encouraged to dress like their favorite book characters. Activities end with a celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Noon-4:30 PM - Brookgreen Gardens Children's Discovery Room - 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. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.
4-8 PM - The 5th annual Hobnob at Hobcaw. This Roast supports the Winyah Rivers Foundation as we protect the rivers we all play in and drink from. Music provided by Sawgrass with door prizes, great silent auction, Southern food, beer and wine.$35pp members, $30pp non-members, children under 14 are free, children 14 and over as well as volunteers and students are $20pp. Reserve your spot at WinyahRivers.org.
6:30 PM - FOWL Musician Series features the irrepressible George Devens performing his tribute to Billy Joel at the Waccamaw Library. Free and open to the public, email@example.com or theFOWL.org.
7 PM - Long Bay Symphony's String Quartet presents an evening of classical chamber music at the historic Winyah Auditorium. $15 (at the door or at WinyahAuditorium.com), 843.461.1342.
Tuesday, March 6
10 AM - Rice Plantations Lecture Series with Robin McCall at the Waccamaw Library. See Feb. 20 entry for details. Series continues March 20. Free and open to the public, firstname.lastname@example.org.
1:30-4:30 PM - Women in Aviation at Hobcaw Barony. Celebrate Women's History Month by learning about Belle Baruch's love of flying and her years as a pilot. Licensed in 1939 as a pilot of single engine planes and co-pilot of twin engine planes, Belle had plans to buy a jet shortly before her death. Recent research has revealed new information into Belle as a pioneer, a plane owner and as a World War II Coastal Observer. A brief tour of the grounds of her airport hangar is included. (Exertion level: Moderate impact, bus ride, some walking, standing for long periods) Reservations required. $25, HobcawBarony.org.
Wednesday, March 7
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 14, 21 & 28. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.
Thursday, March 8
1:30-4:30 PM - Behind the Scenes Tour at Hobcaw Barony. See Feb. 22 entry for details. Also offered March 15 & 22, April 5, 12, 19 & 26. Reservations required. $30, HobcawBarony.org.
Friday, March 9
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Rebecca Boggs Roberts (Suffragists in Washington, D.C.) at Kimbel's, Wachesaw. Cokie and Steve Roberts' daughter has been many things including, but not limited to, journalist, producer, tour guide, forensic anthropologist, event planner, political consultant, jazz singer and radio talk show host. Currently, she is a program coordinator for Smithsonian Associates, where she has made it a personal mission to highlight the history of our capital city. Her second book focuses on The Great Suffrage Parade, the first civil rights march to use the nation's capital as a backdrop. Despite 60 years of relentless campaigning by suffrage organizations, by 1913 only six states allowed women to vote. Then Alice Paul came to Washington, D.C. She planned a grand spectacle on Pennsylvania Avenue on the day before Woodrow Wilson's inauguration - marking the beginning of a more aggressive strategy on the part of the movement. Some of the protesters and picketers were jailed while newspapers across the nation covered their activities. Roberts narrates the heroic struggle of Alice Paul and The National Woman's Party as they worked toward ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. $30, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
6:30 PM - FOWL Classic Film Series with film historians Bill Harvey and Tony Miller presents "Young Frankenstein" at Waccamaw Library. Fri., 6:30 PM, free and open to the public, email@example.com.
Thursday-Saturday, March 8-10
8 PM - Swamp Fox Players present Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple," directed by Lee Padgett, at the Strand Theater, Georgetown. $18, reservations 843.527.2924, 1#.
Saturday, March 10
10 AM-4 PM - 18th Annual Spring Tour of Homes. Join the Burroughs & Chapin Art Museum for an eclectic assortment of unique and stylish homes in some of the finest neighborhoods in Myrtle Beach. A luncheon buffet (for tour ticket holders only) is served at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club, $22 per person, from 11:30 AM-3 PM. Tickets $45 in advance, $50 day of, MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org or 843.238.2510 to purchase tickets and luncheon reservations.
All day - Huntington "3 in 1 Day"at Huntington Beach State Park. March 10th, the mutual birthday and wedding anniversary of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington, is celebrated with a special event including "wedding" cake and refreshments, at their former winter home. Atalaya is a National Historic Landmark and this event is a fundraiser for the Friends of Huntington Beach State Park. Ticketed event (space is limited), 843.237.4440 or SouthCarolinaParks.com.
6:30 PM - FOWL Musician Series featuring Cody Sifford at the Waccamaw Library. Free and open to the public, firstname.lastname@example.org or theFOWL.org.
7 PM - Culinary Symphony to benefit the Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art. This fundraiser event pairs talented chefs with gracious hosts in some of the most beautifully decorated and interesting homes in the Lowcountry of Georgetown. Get your group of friends together and be part of one of the Lowcountry's most anticipated events. $150 per person, 843.626.8911 or PawleysMusic.com.
7 PM - The U.S. Air Force's Rhythm and Blues Ensemble will present an exciting repertoire of rhythm and blues favorites at the historic Winyah Auditorium. Free and open to the public, 843.461.1342 or WinyahAuditorium.com.
Tuesday, March 13
9:30 AM - The Low Country Herb Society meets at the Waccamaw Library. The guest speaker this month is Joshua Giordano-Silliman, a horticulturist from Charleston, SC who operates Hortfire LLC, his horticultural services and tea company. He will speak about "Home Grown Tea: Domestic Culture and Production of Green and White Tea." 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. LCHS meets from September through May and the annual dues are $25 with a quarterly newsletter included. Info on Facebook or email@example.com.
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Caitlin Macy (Mrs.) at Carefree Catering. EW's books editor Tina Jordan thinks this novel could be the next Big Little Lies. Set on New York City's Upper East Side, Mrs. follows three women whose paths collide when their children attend the same preschool. There's Philippa Lye, a chic queen bee with a mysterious past who's snagged a billionaire as her husband; Gwen Hogan, a childhood pal of Philippa's who uncovers a massive secret about Philippa's pre-marriage life; and wealthy newbie Minnie Curtis, who catches the community's attention with her easy divulgences about her poverty-stricken upbringing. Soon, Philippa's secret catches the attention of Gwen's husband, a prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney's office, because of its connection to an investigation he's been obsessed with - and this whole well-heeled society could be affected by what he's found. $30, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
1:30-3:30 PM - Friendfield Village Tour at Hobcaw Barony. Also offered April 17. $20, HobcawBarony.org.
Wednesday, March 14
Noon-1:30 PM - 2018 Georgetown County Women's Hall of Fame Luncheon honoring Julia Peterkin, Pulitzer Prize winning author, at Kimbels, Wachesaw Plantation. Guest speaker, Cokie Roberts. $35 per person, $280 for a table of 8. VisitGeorge.com or 843.546.8436.
1 PM - Brookgreen Gardens Gullah Program in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium. See March 7 entry for details. Also offered March 21 & 28. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.
Thursday, March 15
1:30-4:30 PM - Behind the Scenes Tour at Hobcaw Barony. See Feb. 22 entry for details. Also offered March 22, April 5, 12, 19 & 26. Reservations required. $30, HobcawBarony.org.
March 17 - The Winyah's 4th Annual Music Festivalwill 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 at 7 PM. $10,843.461.1342 or WinyahAuditorium.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Through April 22 - William H. Miller: "What You See Is What You Get, "at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum. 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.