Friday, March 30, 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:
Kids & Families at Waccamaw Library - all programs free.
Game on! We play a wide variety of family friendly board and card games and always have a great time. Free,
  • Mondays - Open Gaming & Cooperative game day, ages 10+, 3-6 PM.
  • Tuesdays - Open Gaming & Tabletop, ages 10+, 3-6 PM.
  • Wednesdays - Open Gaming & Magic the Gathering Day, ages 10+, 3-6 PM.
  • Open Gaming & Art Day, 10+, 3-6 PM.
  • Fridays - Minecraft Friday, all ages (under 10 accompanied by adult), 2:30-5 PM.
  • Saturdays - Open Gaming, 10+, 11 AM-5 PM. First Saturday each month - Magic the Gathering Draft and competition; Last Saturday each month - Library Game Days, 11 AM-1 PM focus on games for children and families; 1 PM on focus on games for teens and adults.
  • Storytime! Every Wednesday, 10:30 AM. Ages birth to 5.
  • Art with the Myrtle Beach Art Museum. Ages 7 and up, 1st Wednesday each month, 3-4 PM.
  • Canine Angels. Reading has gone to the dogs! Check out this link to see the benefits to children of reading to attentive pooches: All ages, 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month, 3-4 PM.
  • Manners Club is held the first Saturday each month, providing basic etiquette and manners training in a fun and exciting environment for children 4-10 years old. Contact Connie Graham (Ms. Manners) at
Adults at Waccamaw Library - most programs are free, although some require membership. Contact
  • Tidelands Camera Club meets on the first Monday each month, 9-11 AM.
  • 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
  • Low Country Herb Society meets at 9:30 AM on the second Tuesday each month (April 10, May 8) through May. Annual dues are $25,
  • 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 (April 12 & 26). Improve communication skills, increase self-confidence, think on your feet, give a great "elevator" speech, share stories. Free and open to the public, or
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,   
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,

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, or questions,
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 or, 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

April 1-30
9:30 AM-7 PM - Brookgreen Gardens "Open Late Till 7." 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
April 6-Oct. 15 
10 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 $4, children $3 for a 30-minute timed visit, in addition to garden admission, 843.235.6000 or

Monday, April 2
3-4:30 PM - The Southern Writers Book Club, sponsored by Waterfront Books, presents D. Michael Thomas' Wade Hampton's Iron Scouts at the Cultural Council of Georgetown (922 Front Street). The book will be available at the book store before the Book Club and at the Cultural Council during and after the Club meeting. Free and open to the public,

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,
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,

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,
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 April 12, 19 & 26. Reservations required. $30,
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, Malachi Jones will treat us to the future of poetry! A senior at Charleston County School of the Arts, he has been writing since elementary school. His work has been honored with several scholastic awards culminating this year with a prestigious gold medal writing portfolio. In 2016, he was a finalist for the National Student Poets Program, and in 2017 his work was published in Rattle's Young Poets Anthology and USC's Student Anthology, Writing South Carolina. In the Fall of 2018, he will be attending Columbia University on a full QuestBridge scholarship. Book signing after the reading; tea and homemade confections by Deloris Roberts. Free and open to the public,,
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,

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,
Saturday, April 7
9 AM-Noon - Bike the Neck Adopt-a-Path Clean-up on Waverly Road. Join the Knights of Columbus to pick up debris from Kings River Road to the Elementary School or join Bike the Neck volunteers to clear the path from Waccamaw Elementary to Hwy. 17 (meet at Teach My People parking lot).

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 (4/7, 4/21, 5/5, 5/19), space is limited. $45, 843.235.9600 or

11:15 AM-1 PM - Dr. Ramona LaRoche, Traveling Genie, offers a free digital device workshop at Murrells Inlet Community Center (4462 Murrells Inlet Road). Feeling overloaded, overwhelmed, or anxious about the many things you are not familiar with on your electronic devices? Are you wishing you were more comfortable with your cell, tablets, laptops, and apps? Want to learn some time saving, efficient ways to use your gadgets? This introductory class serves as a prerequisite in bridging information and digital gaps pertinent to your cultural heritage research journey! Bring your device(s) and an unframed, old family photograph or a favorite image! More info, 843.564.3356 or

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,

7  PM - Mission Control Studios presents Nashville recording artist SaraBeth at their grand opening in the Litchfield Exchange (14363 Ocean Highway, behind Applewood House of Pancakes). Doors open at 6 PM. Free and open to the public. More info, Karl Bingle, 509.220.1216. 

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,

Sunday, April 8
1-4 PM - Celebrate the grand opening of the Lineta Pritchard Pottery Studio the Franklin G. Burroughs and Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum.
See the new studio, meet the instructors and learn all about classes being offered year-round. The Pottery Studio includes six pottery wheels; an area for hand-building; stations for glazing and cleaning; and a kiln room.
With small and intimate class sizes, instructors provide students of all levels of experience with one-on-one attention, working with them to enhance their technical strengths and improve technique. Free and open to the public, 843.238.2510 or

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

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,

Thursday, April 12
1:30-4:30 PM - Behind the Scenes Tour at Hobcaw BaronySee April 5 entry for details. Also offered April 19 & 26. Reservations required. $30,
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

2 PM - Solar Ambassador Ron Revere at the Waccamaw Library presenting "Our Solar System and Beyond: Our Solar System." See April 6 entry for details; additional programs on April 20 & 27. Free and open to the public,
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,

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, or look for us on Facebook.

Saturday, April 14
9 AM-Noon - Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day and Paper Shredding Event at Waccamaw Intermediate School (320 Wildcat Way, Pawleys Island). Sponsored by the Georgetown County Dept. of Public Services and Midway Fire Rescue, 843.545.3524 or 843.545.3452.
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

3:30-4:30 PM - 2018 Brookgreen Medal Debut & Lecture in the Welcome Center Conference Room.  Included with garden admission but please call to reserve your seat, 843.235.6016.

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. Lara Stolman's inspiring debut documentary follows three diverse young men from Perth Amboy, New Jersey, who fall on the autism spectrum. New Jersey reports the highest rate of autism in the country, with one in 26 boys on the spectrum. On the team, the Jersey Hammerheads, these young men find inclusion, independence and space to achieve their loftiest goals. Facilitator Dr. Rodriguez-Mariani is a mother of three, including a young adult with autism. She has been an advocate for educational and social services for children, teens, and adults on the autism spectrum for 19 years.  She was instrumental in establishing a socials skills program for student at Georgetown County Schools, served on the Board of the South Carolina Autism Society, and has been a speaker at the annual Georgetown County Autism Support Group's "Autism & You Seminar" presenting a parent's perspective. 
Free and open to the public, or

Tuesday, April 17
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast:  Selden (Bud) Hill & William (Billy) Baldwin (Carolina Rambling) at Kimbel's, Wachesaw. This is CLASS Publishing's 12th publication and the third collaboration of Baldwin (co-author with Genevieve "Sister" Peterkin of the beloved memoir, Heaven is a Beautiful Place) and Hill (founding director of the Village Museum in McClellanville). In the tradition of The Unpainted South and These Our Offerings, Carolina Rambling shares a touching elegiac look at the Lowcountry's holy places - from abandoned homes, disintegrating barns, tiny churches and forlorn cemeteries to the shrinking livelihoods of farms, cotton and shrimp. Word and image pictures of small town, rural South will fill your heart with joy and longing. The complementarity of Bud's photographs and Billy's poems is a match made in heaven. $30, 843.235.9600 or

1:30-3:30 PM - Friendfield Village Tour at Hobcaw Barony. Daily Introductory Tours pass through this African American village, once home to 100 slaves and lived in by black employees until 1952. Consider joining this in-depth tour for a more comprehensive exploration of Friendfield, traveling by bus, but being guided on foot through the cabins and the 19th century church. Hobcaw Barony has a unique chance to interpret history at the site, as gleaned from documents, photographs, oral histories and visits from former residents. (Exertion level: Moderate impact, bus ride, some walking, standing for long periods) Reservations required$20,
Wednesday, April 18
1:30-4 PM - Hike Hobcaw: Clambank. This 4-mile hike along the edge of Hobcaw Barony's 5,000-acre salt marsh, allows participants the opportunity to study the history and ecology of one of the best understood estuaries in the world. The group will meet at Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center and travel down Crab Hall Road and explore Clambank Landing on Goat Island as well as the observation tower. (Exertion level: High impact, hiking and standing for long periods) Reservations required. $30,
Thursday, April 19
1:30-4:30 PM - Behind the Scenes Tour at Hobcaw Barony. See April 5 entry for details. Also offered April 26. Reservations required.  $30,

Friday, April 20
9-11:30 AM - Carolina Nature Photographers Association (CNPA) presents Dr. William McCord, SCDNR naturalist, at the Waccamaw Library. Dr. McCord will share recent Monarch butterfly research and facts on planting to attract them. David Fattaleh will demonstrate how to photograph butterflies and other small creatures (shutter speed, aperture, white balance, metering and apparel). Free and open to the public,

2 PM - Solar Ambassador Ron Revere at the Waccamaw Library presenting "Our Solar System and Beyond: Our Moon and Others." See April 6 entry for details; additional program on April 27. Free and open to the public,
6:30 PM - FOWL Classic Film Series with film historians Bill Harvey and Tony Miller presents "The Sting" at Waccamaw Library. Free and open to the public,
Saturday, April 21
7:30 AM-until - Tour de Plantersville - A Discovery Ride along the Plantersville Scenic Byway, Georgetown County, SC. This unique cycling event to benefit The Village Group and the Plantersville Summer Academy is designed to bring people together to discover the history, habitat, health and harmony engendered by the 10-mile or 25-mile rides or the 2-mile hiking option along the Scenic Byway with designated stops at10 plantations and the Dirleton Plantation-Samworth Wildlife Management Area. Post-ride celebration with lunch, live music, inflatables, games and raffles. Registration includes lunch, t-shirt and one raffle ticket. $15-$35, or
9 AM-5 PM - Brookgreen Gardens Earth Day Festival with garden demonstrations and plant sale. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or     
10 AM-4 PM - Paint-in with Danny McLaughlin at the Litchfield Exchange. See April 7 entry for details. Offered bi-monthly (5/5, 5/19), space is limited.  $45, 843.235.9600 or

Sunday, April 22
9:45 AM-3 PM - 27th Annual Spring Tide - A Day for the Inlet. Twenty-six years and going strong, Spring Tide is South Carolina's biggest and longest-running one-day community clean-up. Join in to clean up the creek and streets of Murrells Inlet. The day begins with an invocation at 9:45 AM at Morse Park Landing (next to the Hot Fish Club). Volunteers check in at the Hot Fish Club to receive street assignments for clean-up. Workers head out at 10 AM to start picking up the trash. Everyone is invited back to the Hot Fish Club at 1 PM for the "Best Damn Chowder Cook-off," light-hearted festivities and live music to celebrate our hard work. More than 15 restaurant chowders will be available and the chowder is free to all our workers. Bring your boats, boots, bug spray, glove and your love of the Inlet. Free, 843.357.2007.
Monday, April 23
1:30-4:30 PM - Yachting With The Baruchs. Early 20th century Baruch family visitors arrived and departed by boat from a pier on the bluff overlooking Winyah Bay. Participants have the opportunity to travel on the water in a charter pontoon, learning of the history and ecology of Hobcaw's 16,000 acres in this "floating lecture" by Hobcaw staff. Special emphasis is placed on the changes in history and ecology since the Barony was first established in 1718, four hundred years ago. A half hour car caravan leads to Hobcaw House and two full hours on the water promise a look at the past. (Exertion level: low impact, sitting for long periods) Reservations required. $50,
Tuesday, April 24
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Ariel Lawhon (I Was Anastasia) at Inlet Affairs. A rising star in historical suspense, Lawhon's prior works (Flight of Dreams, a heart-wrenching novel about the final flight of the Hindenburg, and The Wife, the Maid and the Mistress, a wickedly entertaining who-done-it about the 1930-disappearance of Judge Joseph Crater) established her as a writer to watch. Now, in an enthralling new novel, she unravels the extraordinary twists and turns in Anna Anderson's 50-year battle to be recognized as Anastasia Romanov. Is she the Russian Grand Duchess, a beloved daughter and revered icon, or is she an imposter, the thief of another woman's legacy? $30, 843.235.9600.

Thursday, April 26
1:30-4:30 PM - Behind the Scenes Tour at Hobcaw Barony.  See April 5 entry for details. Reservations required. $30,

6-8:30 PM - The Barony Celebrates ArchaeologyIn 1718, Hobcaw Barony wasbestowed by English King George I to John Lord Carteret, then was sold and subdivided into a number of individual rice plantations. Beginning in 1905, the Barony was pieced back together by Bernard Baruch. By 1964, the entire Barony was re-established and owned by Belle Baruch who dedicated the land as a research reserve in perpetuity. Join the Baruch Foundation at Kimbel Lodge to celebrate the 1718 anniversary, with Dr. Karen Smith and her report on the archaeological survey done at Hobcaw Barony, revealing the artifacts and stories they tell. (BYOB, if you wish to have an alcoholic beverage). (Exertion level: low impact, sitting for long periods) Reservations required. $30,

7 PM - The Friends of the Waccamaw Library invite you to their 10th Annual Student Poetry: A Night with Poets contest at the Waccamaw Library. The program will feature fantastic finalists, who have been chosen by an esteemed panel of judges. To ensure anonymity, the judges were given poems with only a number assigned to them. Now, after a series of readings and eliminations, the winning poets have their works ready to read. As in past years, the competition is stiff, with an impressive array of poetry from bright teen minds all over the Waccamaw Neck. Come hear selections from merit finalists of FOWL Poetry contest. Free and open to the public,

Friday, April 27
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Kathleen Rooney (Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk) at Ocean Club, Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach. It's the last day of 1984, and 85-year-old Lillian Boxfish is about to take a walk. As she traverses a grittier Manhattan, a city anxious after an attack by a still-at-large subway vigilante, she encounters bartenders, bodega clerks, chauffeurs, security guards, bohemians, criminals, children, parents, and parents-to-be - in surprising moments of generosity and grace. While she strolls, Lillian recalls a long and eventful life that included a brief reign as the highest-paid advertising woman in America - a career cut short by marriage, motherhood, divorce, and a breakdown. In this love letter to city life - however shiny or sleazy - Rooney paints a portrait of a remarkable woman across the canvas of a changing America: from the Jazz Age to the onset of the AIDS epidemic; the Great Depression to the birth of hip-hop. $30, 843.235.9600 or

12-3 PM - 5th Annual Low Country Garden Party. An elegant garden party luncheon held at the Kaminski House Museum, Georgetown. Gem raffle, live painting, live auction, luncheon provided by Get Carried Away Catering. All proceeds benefit the Kathryn Bryan Metts Scholarship Fund and the Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art. Reservations required, 843.626.8911 or
2 PM - Solar Ambassador Ron Revere at the Waccamaw Library presenting "Our Solar System and Beyond: Exoplanets." See April 6 entry for details. Free and open to the public,

6:30 PM - FOWL Classic Film Series with film historians Bill Harvey and Tony Miller at Waccamaw Library. Fri., 6:30 PM, free and open to the public,
Saturday, April 28
9 AM-4 PM - Art Under the Oaks - at the Bi-Lo Shopping Center in Litchfield. 40 local artisans. 3 musical performers. Free to browse, listen and enjoy. (Rain date, Sunday, April 29.)

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

May 5 - 7th Annual Paddle Fest Benefiting Tara Hall Home for Boys. Register or sign up for announcements at

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

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

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

Through 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
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