What's happening on the Waccamaw Neck ~ compliments of the Friends of Waccamaw Library!
FOWL Community Connector
July 1, 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.
As of June 1, 2018, any donation of $20 or more includes a FOWL membership for you and your immediate family (spouse and children). We have combined our Individual and Family membership levels.
We are discontinuing the Youth designation.
In June, any membership renewals or new signups will be at the $20 and higher levels.
Supporter, Patron, and larger donations are always welcome. We will continue to offer discounts at the Friends Center at these donation levels.
Your membership is a tax-free donation because FOWL is a 501(c)3 organization. You can now make your donation on-line at TheFOWL.org or via the new donation envelopes available at the Friends Center.
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+, 3-6:30 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.
Storytime! Every Wednesday, 10:30 AM. Ages birth to 5.
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.
Mah Jongg Club meets Tuesdays, 1-3 PM, bring your set and current card.
A Course in Miracles meets Thursdays, 1-2:30 PM, facilitated by Marc Breines, 704.309.2415.
Toastmasters meets noon-1 PM on the second and fourth Thursday each month (June 28). Improve communication skills, increase self-confidence, think on your feet, give a great "elevator" speech, share stories. Free and open to the public, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
May/June Artist at the Waccamaw Library: Pat Hartman. Having lived most of her life in Baltimore, Maryland, Hartman was inspired by the vistas of her new home in South Carolina. She often ventures out with her camera in tow to record distinctive images of local culture for later reference, such as a young girl entranced with a butterfly at Brookgreen Gardens, a woman weaving sweetgrass baskets by the roadside, and sailboats moored in a natural harbor. With her paintbrush, she recollects the beauty and calm of these moments in tones both bright and peaceful. Hartman shares her love of art with her twin sister and they enjoy spending an afternoon painting together when Hartman is not busy volunteering at Brookgreen Gardens or helping out at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Litchfield. Hartman is a member of the Georgetown County Watercolor Society and her work has been featured at a solo show at the Georgetown Cultural Council Gallery. For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org.
May/June Photographer at the Waccamaw Library: Paulette Thomas and Cathie & Pat Walsh. Paulette Thomas has been a fine art photographer for more than forty years, with experience in portrait and sports photography. Since moving to South Carolina a decade ago, Thomas has become known for her images of the wildlife that abounds in the coastal area. Her images have been published in various magazines, including Grand Strand Magazine, where her Great Blue Heron image was published on the front cover, and her work has won national awards and competitions. Ever since husband and wife Pat and Cathie Walsh relocated to Murrells Inlet in 1995, they have been indulging their shared passion for photographing area vistas. Their artistic goal is "to create moments in time for all to enjoy." A number of their photographs are on display throughout the Grand Strand. For moreinformation, email@example.com.
CALENDAR OF COMMUNITY EVENTS
Calling all bargain-hunters: Hunt for FOWL! Planning has begun for the Fall FOWL Luncheon and Auction, which turns out to be the 28th of these fabulous events AND the 30th anniversary of the Friends of Waccamaw Library organization. Since pearls are emblematic of 30 years of anything, the event is titled "Pearls for Southern Girls." It is not too early to start gathering/donating goodies for the raffle and auction. Here's our challenge: If you don't need a single thing, but like to shop, visit your favorite consignment outlet and look for the best bargain ($10 max) in the accessory or home/holiday decor departments. Then bring your find/donation to the Friends Center (in the Waccamaw Library). Our staging guru, Bariedel Llorens, will put these items together in vignettes worth way more than the sum of their parts! If you've questions or a carload to donate, call or text Diane Stern (908.310.2953) and she'll arrange a pick-up!
Summer Kids Programs and Camps are underway at the Waccamaw and Georgetown Libraries, Hobcaw Barony, Brookgreen Gardens, Coastal Carolina's Litchfield Center, Surf the Earth, SC Maritime Museum, Georgetown County Parks & Recreation, and Huntington Beach State Park. Whether you are here all summer or have young ones coming for a week or two, there is something fun and educational to do every single day! Grab yourself a copy of the new issue of Lowcountry Companion for a complete calendar of activities for adults and kids through August.
Sunday, July 1
7-9 PM - Cool Summer Evenings Concert Series at Brookgreen Gardens. Bring a lawn chair and find your favorite spot under the shade of the Live Oaks to enjoy "Unihorn." Sing along, dance and enjoy the talents of local and regional favorite bands. Also offered July 8, 15, 22 & 29, August 5, 12 & 19. Beverages and light refreshments available for purchase (no coolers please). Free with Garden admission, 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.
Monday, July 2
10:30 AM - Behind the Scenes Tour of Hobcaw Barony. Join us for an expanded tour of the property with opportunities to see and experience more than what is offered on the Introductory Tour. The program includes stops at the North Inlet salt marsh, the grounds of Bellefield Plantation, Friendfield Village, and the main floor of Hobcaw House, giving participants a chance to spend more time at each location.Reservations required.Also offered July 16, 23 & 30, Aug. 6, 13, 20 & 27. $30, HobcawBarony.org.
Wednesday, July 4
4 PM - Murrells Inlet 4th of July Boat Parade. Don't miss this annual Inlet patriotic tradition! The 34th Annual July 4th Boat Parade kicks off at high tide from Garden City Point. The parade will head over to the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk and then follow the Murrells Inlet shoreline down to the Hot Fish Club. Best public viewing points are the Marshwalk, Belin Methodist Church, Nance's Restaurant, and the Hot Fish Club. Register to be in the boat parade at Booty's Outdoors, Garden City Realty or Captain Dick's June 15-July 3. You can register on July 4th with the committee boat which will be in the water at the Garden City Point that day. Fireworks show at 10 PM. Free, 843.652.4236.
7:30-9 PM - 22nd Annual Fourth of July Concert at the Kaminski House Museum lawn. It's not the 4th of July without a performance of the Indigo Choral Society, the boat parade and city's fireworks extravaganza. Bring your lawn chair, blankets and favorite snacks and drinks. Free and open to the public, 843.546.7706 or KaminskiMuseum.org.
Thursday-Saturday, July 5-7
Times vary - 28th Annual Friends of Waccamaw Library Book Sale at the Waccamaw Library (41 St. Paul Place). Thousands of books organized for easy hunting, all for a fraction of their value.
Friends Night - Thursday, July 5, 6-8 PM offers special pricing for members (you can join that evening for $20!):
Public Sale - Friday, July 6, 9 AM-4 PM; and Saturday, July 7, 9 AM-Noon:
Paperbacks = 3/$1
Hardbacks = $1.50 Trade paperbacks = $.75 CDs = $.50 DVDs = $1 Books on tape = $2 Specialty books and featured items priced as marked.843.545.3623 or TheFowl.org.
Thursday, July 5
11 AM-3 PM - Cooking Demonstration at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm (corner of Hwy 701 North and Harris Short Cut Road in Conway).
This month's demonstration will feature canning tomatoes. Farm staff will demonstrate both pressure canning and water bath canning methods. Visitors will also learn an easy method for peeling tomatoes and how to make sure a jar properly seals. A free, hour long, guided tour of the Farm will be available to the public at 3 PM following the demonstration. Free and open to the public, 843.365.3596 or HorryCountyMuseum.org.
Friday, July 6
10 AM-2 PM - Grandparents or Parents and Kids Camp at Brookgreen Gardens. Youths and their guardians will tour the gardens and zoo and engage in crafts, games, experiments, and more for an unforgettable experience! Registration for the one-day camp is $65 for members and $80 for non-members (inclusive of one youth in Grades 1-5; additional children @ $30 each), 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Elaine Neil Orr (Swimming Between Worlds) at Pawleys Plantation. From the critically acclaimed author of A Different Sun and Gods of Noonday: A White Girl's African Life, Orr presents a Southern coming-of-age novel that sets three very different young people against the tumultuous years of the American Civil Rights movement in a small neighborhood in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. A missionary kid who grew up in Nigeria, Orr is professor of English at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, where she teaches world literature and creative writing. "A smart and tender tale. I was left with admiration for Orr's exquisite prose along with an awareness of one simple truth: sometimes it takes living in another culture to better understand your own. A beautiful book."-Diane Chamberlain. $30, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
6-9 PM - Georgetown Business Association presents The Tams in concert at Francis Marion Park (801 Front St.). Bring a chair, no coolers. Free and open to the public, GeorgetownSeaport.com.
Saturday, July 7
9-11 AM - Junior Farmers at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm (corner of Hwy 701 North and Harris Short Cut Road in Conway). This free, family-friendly program is open to children ages 5-10 and focuses on the traditions and workings of an early 1900s farm family. Also offered July 21 (making butter). Limited to 15 children, parents/grands must remain with them. Pre-register with Marion Haynes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-915-7861.
9:30-10:30 AM - Farm Harvest Day at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm (corner of Hwy 701 North and Harris Short Cut Road in Conway). The summer garden provided a variety of vegetables for the farm family. Visitors will have the opportunity to harvest and purchase produce depending on availability. Free and open to the public, 843.365.3596 or HorryCountyMuseum.org.
Sunday, July 8
7-9 PM - Cool Summer Evenings Concert Series at Brookgreen Gardens. Bring a lawn chair and find your favorite spot under the shade of the Live Oaks to enjoy "High Steppin' Country." Sing along, dance and enjoy the talents of local and regional favorite bands. Also offered July 15, 22 & 29, August 5, 12 & 19. Beverages and light refreshments available for purchase (no coolers please). Free with Garden admission, 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.
Monday, July 9
8:30 AM-1 PM - North Inlet Paddle. Join the Reserve and Surf the Earth for a naturalist-guided tour through the creeks of North Inlet. The program includes instruction in basic kayaking, a natural history overview, and educational highlights of the North Inlet ecosystem. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water, snack, and camera/binoculars (if desired). Also offered Aug. 7, Aug. 20. $50/person; weather permitting; limited to 6; registration required, 843.904.9017.
Wednesday, July 11
1-2 PM - Feeding Frenzy. Feeding time at Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center is the most exciting time of the day - for our animals, at least! Help Reserve staff feed our hungry exhibit critters, including our North Inlet fishes, crabs, turtles, snakes, and even our alligator! During the feeding, learn about the animals' biology and their natural habitats. Also offered Aug. 17. Free; limited to 15; registration required, 843.904.9017.
2:30-4 PM - Wild Wednesday: Alligator Birthday. It's Andy the alligator's birthday! Come to the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center to learn about these living dinosaurs and celebrate his birthday with cupcakes, juice and an alligator craft. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult (free of charge). (Exertion level: Low impact, sitting, crafting) Limited to 20, reservations required. Wed., 2:30-4 PM, $10, HobcawBarony.org.
Thursday, July 12
10 AM - Body-Friendly Golf intro class with PGA Pro Tom Saguto at Waccamaw Library. Free and open to the public, email@example.com.
10 AM - Georgetown Library presents Grey Seal Puppets production of "Tangle of Tales," a summer program with fun for all ages at the library auditorium. Free and open to the public, GeorgetownCountyLibrary.sc.gov.
3 PM - Waccamaw Library presents the Grey Seal Puppets' program in the DeBordieu Colony auditorium, GeorgetownCountyLibrary.sc.gov.
Friday, July 13
11 AM-Noon - Public Walking Tour of Archaeological Site at Brookgreen Gardens, led by Dr. David Palmer. Meet at the field next to Lowcountry Zoo entrance. Free for members and included with garden admission, 843.235.6016 or Brookgreen.org.
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Steve Roberts & Lee Brockington (Pawleys Island: Images of America) at DeBordieu Clubhouse ($60, incl. book). The history of Pawleys Island can be summed up in four words: rice, sea, golf, and hammocks. The rivers threading through coastal South Carolina created an ideal environment for cultivating rice, and by the mid-18th century, vast plantations were producing profitable crops and wealthy landowners. But those plantations also produced malaria-carrying mosquitoes, so the landowners sent their families to the seashore for the summer and built the first houses on Pawleys Island starting in 1822. The end of slavery doomed the rice culture, and the old plantations were sold to rich Northerners for hunting and fishing retreats. During the Depression, the Lachicotte family started making and selling distinctive rope hammocks, the perfect symbol for the island's slow, simple lifestyle. By the 1960s, many of the old plantations were turned into golf courses, reviving the economy. But the beating heart of Pawleys Island remains the rhythm of the sea and what one early visitor called "the only beach in the world." $60 (includes signed book), 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
1-4 PM - Share Your History on Brookgreen's Birthday at the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium. Bring your family heirlooms, photographs, portraits, archival material, and other items that relate to the history of plantations in Georgetown County, especially the Brookgreen Gardens property (Laurel Hill, Springfield, Brookgreen, and The Oaks Plantations). We want to photograph them as well as provide an opportunity for you to lend them for a future exhibition. Experts will be on hand to help identify your objects. If an item is large, bring good photographs of it from more than one side. Everything from kitchen implements to fine silver and family portraits to farm tools will be welcomed. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.
Saturday, July 14
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, space is limited. $45, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
1 PM - The Horry County Museum (805 Main St., Conway) and The AVX Foundation present a lecture by Rodger Stroup on themes in South Carolina's history, including the development of the state's seal and symbols, the sense of independence that evolved during the colonial era and manifested itself in the state seceding from the Union in 1860 and the struggle to incorporate a large African American population into the mainstream of the state's development. We will also trace the story of the state's ongoing support for our military. A native of St. Louis, MO, Stroup grew up in Charlotte, NC and graduated with a B.A. Degree in History from Wofford College in 1968. After serving in the Army Signal Corps, he attended graduate school at the University of South Carolina where his major fields of study included Southern and South Carolina History. Dr. Stroup has served as the director/curator of the Historic Columbia Foundation, deputy director of the South Carolina State Museum, and past chairman of the South Carolina Archives and History Center. Since retiring in 2009, Dr. Stroup has remained active in several history organizations and is currently the curator of the South Carolina Railroad Museum, the superintendent of railroad operations, and a certified conductor on the museum's railroad the Rockton, Rion & Western Railroad. Dr. Stroup is currently working on a history of the South Carolina State Fair commemorating its 150th anniversary in 2019. Free and open to the public, 843.915.5320 or HorryCountyMuseum.org.
Sunday, July 15
7-9 PM - Cool Summer Evenings Concert Series at Brookgreen Gardens. Bring a lawn chair and find your favorite spot under the shade of the Live Oaks to enjoy "The Foreclosures." Sing along, dance and enjoy the talents of local and regional favorite bands. Also offered July 22 & 29, August 5, 12 & 19. Beverages and light refreshments available for purchase (no coolers please). Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.
Monday, July 16
10:30 AM - Behind the Scenes Tour of Hobcaw Barony. See July 2 entry for details. Reservations required. Also offered July 23 & 30, Aug. 6, 13, 20 & 27. $30, HobcawBarony.org.
Tuesday, July 17
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Michael D. Thompson (Working on the Dock of the Bay) at Quigley's Catering. In this finalist and runner-up for the South Carolina Historical Society's 2016 George C. Rogers Jr. Award, Thompson explored the history of waterfront labor and laborers - black and white, enslaved and free, native and immigrant - in Charleston, South Carolina, between the American Revolution and Civil War. The University of Tennessee (Chattanooga) associate professor American history explains how a predominantly enslaved workforce laid the groundwork for the creation of a robust and effectual association of dockworkers, most of whom were black, shortly after emancipation. In revealing these wharf laborer's experiences, Thompson's book contextualizes the struggled of contemporary southern working people. $30, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
Wednesday, July 18
2:30-4 PM - Wild Wednesday: Native American Heritage. Bring your relic to be identified and hear archaeologist and professor Chris Judge as he describes the vibrant culture of our SC Native Americans. Native Americans residing around Hobcaw Barony show evidence of their hunting, fishing and their use of the land. As director of the USC Lancaster Native American Studies Center, Judge also specializes in the colonial encounters of the late prehistoric and early historic archaeology and is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the science and the history of Hobcaw Barony, established in 1718 and celebrating its 300th anniversary this year. This program is open to all ages. (Exertion level: Low impact, sitting) Limited to 48, reservations required. $10, HobcawBarony.org.
Thursday, July 19
Day Trip with Storehouse Tours: Duplin and LaBelle Amie Winery. Uncork the sweeter side of Myrtle Beach, kickback, relax and enjoy a glass of wine while we drive you around, no worries! We start our day at Dublin Winery then have our lunch and spend the rest of the afternoon at LaBelle Amie Winery. $90, 843.235.2966.
10 AM - Georgetown Library presents Fossil Frank, a summer program with fun for all ages at the library auditorium. Free and open to the public, GeorgetownCountyLibrary.sc.gov.
1-2 PM - Brookgreen 101, a program sponsored by the Campbell Center for American Sculpture, is a public information program offered in the Welcome Center Conference Room. The topic for July is Mysterious Atalaya and the Marvelous Huntingtons. Free with Garden admission, 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.
3 PM - Waccamaw Librarypresents Fossil Frank in the DeBordieu Colony auditorium, GeorgetownCountyLibrary.sc.gov.
Friday, July 20
8:30-11:30 AM - Carolina Nature Photographers Association at the Waccamaw Library (41 St. Paul Place, Pawleys Island). CNPA.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Beatriz Williams (Summer Wives) at Kimbel's, Wachesaw. New York Times bestselling author Beatriz Williams brings us the must-read novel of the season - an electrifying postwar fable of love, class, power, and redemption set among the inhabitants of a rarefied island off the New England coast . . . In the summer of 1951, Miranda Schuyler arrives on elite, secretive Winthrop Island as a schoolgirl from the margins of high society, still reeling from the loss of her father in the Second World War. When her beautiful mother marries Hugh Fisher, whose summer house on Winthrop overlooks the famous lighthouse, Miranda's catapulted into a heady new world of pedigrees and cocktails, status and swimming pools. The tranquility of the island ends in catastrophe that banishes Miranda from the island for nearly two decades. Now, in the landmark summer of 1969, Miranda returns, as a renowned Shakespearean actress hiding a terrible heartbreak. No longer a naïve teenager, she begins a fierce, inexorable quest for justice for the man she once loved . . . even if it means uncovering every last one of the secrets that bind together the families of Winthrop Island. $30, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
Saturday, July 21
4-6 PM - Wildlife of the Lowcountry: Skins, Skulls and Beyond. This informal lecture at the Kimbel Lodge at Hobcaw Barony introduces audiences to the well-known biologist Bruce Lampright, resident naturalist of Brays Island Plantation. Co-founder of the SC Master Naturalist program, a Master Gardener, and one of the first to be certified in SC to legally harvest mushrooms for resale, Lampright is the former president of SC Marine Educators Association and the recipient of SCMEA's Educator of the Year Award. His display of skins and skulls, collected during his 35 years as an environmental educator, tells the story of life and death in the Lowcountry. Mysteries of ecology and science are revealed through his thorough understanding of the natural world. All ages welcome. (Exertion level: Low impact, sitting) Limited to 75, reservations required. $20, HobcawBarony.org.
Sunday, July 22
6-9 PM - The Rectory Lawn at All Saints Church features Atlas Road Crew. Free and open to the public, 843.240.0425.
7-9 PM - Cool Summer Evenings Concert Series at Brookgreen Gardens. Bring a lawn chair and find your favorite spot under the shade of the Live Oaks to enjoy "Alan Bibey Project." Sing along, dance and enjoy the talents of local and regional favorite bands. Also offered July 29, August 5, 12 & 19. Beverages and light refreshments available for purchase (no coolers please). 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.
Monday, July 23
10:30 AM - Behind the Scenes Tour of Hobcaw Barony. See July 2 entry for details. Reservations required.Also offered July 30, Aug. 6, 13, 20 & 27. $30, HobcawBarony.org.
Monday-Friday, July 23-27
Open Studio at Brookgreen Gardens, Campbell Center Studio.
Drop-in to see and learn about the materials, tools, and procedures used by sculptors in creating their work, Mon.-Fri., 10 AM-noon and 2-4 PM (each day), free with garden admission, reservation not required, 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.
Wednesday, July 25
Day Trip with Storehouse Tours: Gibbs Museum of Art. Come with us as we experience the power of art to inspire our imagination, and nourish our souls! We will see the original art of the Charleston Renaissance, Alfred Hutty, Alice Huger Ravanel Smith, Elizabeth O'Neal, and more! Tour director Robin McCall's favorite is the Miniature Portrait Room. Fantastic! $95, 843.235.2966.
2:30-4 PM - Wild Wednesday: Ghosts from the Coast. From silly superstitions to scary stories, learn the Lowcountry legends of Alice and The Grey Man, plat-eyes and hags, but also discover who created these stories and why they have lasted. Religion and discipline, along with cultural and geographic differences all have contributed. English, Irish and African traditions all contributed to American and South Carolinian beliefs. This indoor storytelling program prepares kids of all ages for their own outdoor experiences. This program is open to all ages. (Exertion level: Low impact, sitting) Limited to 48, reservations required. $10, Hobcaw Barony.org.
Wednesday & Thursday, July 25 & 26
6-8 PM PM - Surf The Earth Sunset/Full Moon Kayak Tour. This naturalist guided two-hour tour takes place from dusk through the rising moon. Enjoy a leisurely paddle through the beautiful salt marsh system, and watch the sun set and give way to the moon's rise. If you have a camera, there are a lot of opportunities to capture our spectacular wild life (turtles, dolphins, and shore birds), beautiful sunsets, and spectacular moon rise over the ocean. Bring your favorite beverage and be prepared to kick back and enjoy the spectacular view. All gear is top of the line (11' & 13' Hobie kayaks, fiberglass paddles, and high back comfortable seats). Also offered Aug. 24 & 25. $75 (single), $120 (tandem), 843.235.3500 or Surf-the-Earth.com.
Thursday, July 26
10 AM - Georgetown Library presents Gerry the Great's "Sandy Shoes Magic," a summer program with fun for all ages at the library auditorium. Free and open to the public, GeorgetownCountyLibrary.sc.gov.
3 PM - Waccamaw Library presents the Gerry the Great's "Sandy Shoes Magic," in the DeBordieu Colony auditorium, GeorgetownCountyLibrary.sc.gov.
Friday, July 27
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Amber Brock (Lady Be Good) at Inlet Affairs. Set in the 1950s, Lady Be Good marks Amber Brock's mesmerizing follow-up to A Fine Imitation, sweeping readers into the world of the mischievous, status-obsessed daughter of a hotel magnate and the electric nightlife of three iconic cities: New York, Miami, and Havana. Kitty Tessler, only child of self-made hotel and nightclub tycoon Nicolas Tessler, may not have the same pedigree as the tennis club set she admires, but she still sees herself as every inch the socialite - spending her days perfecting her "look" and her nights charming all the blue-blooded boys who frequent her father's clubs. It seems like the fun will never end until Kitty's father issues a terrible ultimatum: Kitty must marry Andre, her father's second-in-command, and take her place as the First Lady of his hotel empire. A wily and elaborate plan to protect her aspirations and save her best friend from a disastrous marriage backfires as Kitty begins waking up to the injustice of the world beyond her small, privileged corner of Manhattan. She is forced to reconsider her choices and her future before she loses everyone she loves. $30, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
Saturday, July 28
10 AM-5 PM - Paint-in with Danny McLaughlin at the Litchfield Exchange. See July 14 entry for details. Offered bi-monthly, space is limited. $45, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.
Sunday, July 29
7-9 PM - Cool Summer Evenings Concert Series at Brookgreen Gardens. Bring a lawn chair and find your favorite spot under the shade of the Live Oaks to enjoy "The Paul Grimshaw Band." Sing along, dance and enjoy the talents of local and regional favorite bands. Also offered August 5, 12 & 19. Beverages and light refreshments available for purchase (no coolers please). Free with Garden admission, 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.
Monday, July 30
10:30 AM - Behind the Scenes Tour of Hobcaw Barony. See July 2 entry for details.Reservations required.Also offered Aug. 6, 13, 20 & 27. $30, HobcawBarony.org.
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 email@example.com.
Oct. 15 - Travel to China and benefit FOWL: Barbara McGhee of Cameo Travel Enrichment offers a 9-day cultural tour of China for $2,290 including international airfare roundtrip from JFK-Beijing. Five star hotels and most meals, as well as Great Wall of China, Terra Cotta Warriors, Summer Palace-UNESCO, Museums-Ancient Antiques, Tang Dynasty Dance & Music, Olympic venues: Bird Nest & Water Cube, Beijing Zoo-Giant Pandas. (Not included, but can be arranged for you round trip flight from your home to JFK, single room supplement $280, personal travel insurance, VISA for China $200 gratuities). 843.650.4501 or 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.
Brookgreen will light up your summer nights, Wednesdays through Saturdays, 7-10 PM! Created by Chinese Craftsmen in the tradition of famous Chinese lantern Festivals, this exhibit will inhabit the Lowcountry Zoo with larger-than-life, illuminated silk lantern sculptures in a variety of native animals, insects and plants. The festival will also include games, performances, crafts for the kids, and local food truck vendors. $20 for adults and $15 for children 4-12. Children 3 and under are free. Members receive a $5 discount on the ticket price. During the Festival, Brookgreen will close at 5 PM and gates will re-open at 6:30 PM. 843.235.6000 or Brookgreen.org.
Through Friday, August 24 - Adult Summer Reading Challenge at the Waccamaw Neck Branch Library. Participate for a chance to win a gift certificate to The Moveable Feast. Contact email@example.com.
Through Sept. 2 - "The Water's Fine" at The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, a group exhibition of work by five exceptional contemporary artists working in black-and-white photography and hyperrealistic painting, all who depict imagery of people in water. Participating artists include Samantha French (Brooklyn, NY), Carl Kerridge (Myrtle Beach, SC), Wayne Levin (Honolulu, HI), Matt Story (New York, NY) and Charles Williams (Charlotte, NC). Museum guests will see a variety of captivating, large-scale depictions of people swimming, floating, diving into, contemplating getting into and turning flips in water. Photography will be juxtaposed with paintings in ways that present striking aesthetic relationships between imagery. Gallery hours from 10 AM-4 PM, Tuesday-Saturday and 1-4 PM, Sundays. Free and open to the public (donations welcome), 843.238.2510 or MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org.
on view at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum.
Gallery hours from 10 AM-4 PM, Tuesday-Saturday and 1-4 PM, Sundays. Free and open to the public (donations welcome), 843.238.2510 or MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org.
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 Brookgreen.org.