Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Your FOWL newsletter is here!

What's happening on the Waccamaw Neck ~ compliments of the Friends of Waccamaw Library!

The Friends of Waccamaw Library's digital newsletter (sent on the first and 15th of each month) 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 and is sent to all Friends (whose e-dresses we have) and to all who ask to be added to the e-list.

In addition to the programming developed by the library system and the Friends (in red), we will cover other opportunities for quality experiences, education and entertainment. The information is organized by date, so scroll down to the date you are seeking. If you are part of a group or organization with news to share, we welcome your announcement. Keep it short; just the facts. We cannot reproduce an elaborate pdf with graphics and photos. The key information needed includes: Title of event, Where held, When (date and time), BRIEF description, Benefit for (if applicable), Cost (if any), Contact (phone and email), Website (for more information).
To be added to the e-mail list or to submit an announcement, please send your information directly to the e-newsletter editor Linda Ketron at:
Kids & Families at Waccamaw Library - all programs free.
Kids' weekly activities - all are free, some require registration. For more information,
  • Junior FIRST Lego League. Mondays, 3-4 PM, through Nov. 12. Non-competitive level of FIRST for ages 6-9. 
  • Minis Art Class. Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30 PM. Art for ages 1-5 years old and their grown-ups.
  • Art Classes. First Wednesdays, 3-4:30 PM with artists from the Myrtle Beach Art Museum. Ages 6-12 years old. Pre-registration required.
  • Story Time! Wednesdays at 10:30 AM (Playtime starts at 10 AM). Ages birth to 5 years
  • Canine Angels. Second & Fourth Wednesdays, 3-4 PM. Come and read to one of these great dogs (and people)!
  • Creative Crafts. Thursdays, 3-4 PM. 4th grade and up.
  • LEGO Free Build. All day Fridays. All ages.
  • Manners Club. First Saturday each month, 10 AM-Noon. Register with Ms. Amy or Ms. Holly.
Game on! We play a wide variety of family friendly board and card games and always have a great time. Free, 
  • Mondays - Open Gaming & Cooperative game day, ages 10+, 3-6:30 PM.
  • Tuesdays - Open Gaming & Tabletop, ages 10+, 3-6:30 PM.
  • Wednesdays - Open Gaming & Magic the Gathering Day, ages 10+, 3-6:30 PM.
  • Thursdays - Open Gaming & Art Day, 10+, 3-6:30 PM.
  • Fridays - Minecraft Friday, all ages (under 10 accompanied by adult), 2:30-5 PM.
  • Saturdays - Open Gaming, 10+, 11 AM-5 PM. First Saturday each month - Magic the Gathering Draft and competition; Last Saturday each month - Library Game Days, 11 AM-1 PM focus on games for children and families; 1-9 PM focus on games for teens and adults.
Adults at Waccamaw Library - most programs are free, although some require membership. Contact
  • Tidelands Camera Club meets on the first Monday each month, 9-11 AM.
  • Waccamaw Genealogy Club meets on the third Monday each month, 9-11:30 AM.
  • Knitting Group meets Mondays, 1-3 PM to knit and crochet with company and share patterns and techniques. Contact Carol Davison at
  • Mah Jongg Club meets Tuesdays, 1-3 PM, bring your set and current card.
May-June Artist at the Waccamaw Library: Nancy Bracken.  A former FOWL President and current Friends Center volunteer, an environmental activist with SODA, and a planning consultant for a variety of medical and public service nonprofits (e.g., Smith Medical Clinic, Tara Hall Home for Boys, and The Bunnelle Foundation), Nancy Bracken is also known to many as a prolific watercolor artist. The paintings in her new exhibit ("Where Have I Been? Where in the World Am I Going?") at the Waccamaw Library traces her many paths around the globe. For instance, the exhibit contains images from "The Trees of the Holy Land," a series of paintings inspired by Bracken's pilgrimage to Israel in January 2018, as well as from "The Doors of Umbria," a sequence of watercolors produced after a workshop later the same year in Italy. Travel to Egypt, China, Antarctica, Costa Rica, Easter Island, the Panama Canal, and the American West inspired further paintings included in the collection. All proceeds from any sales of the exhibited pieces will benefit the Friends of Waccamaw Library; stop by the Friends Center any Monday morning and thank her! For more information,
May-June Photographer at the Waccamaw Library: Cathie and Pat Walsh. 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. "Living in the Inlet has afforded us the opportunity to visit so many of God's beautiful creations where wildlife and landscapes exist along with local history and culture," they noted. Their artistic goal is "to create moments in time for all to enjoy." For more information, 


YouTube videos available of FOGL's Tuesdays with ...
Paige Sawyer's Walking Tour of Historic Georgetown, with an interesting and insightful description of Georgetown in 1819 as President Monroe saw it, is available at:

Vennie Deas Moore's presentation on "The Green Book: The Negro Motorist Green Book, The Annual Guidebook for African-American Travelers in Jim Crow America, 1936-1966" is available at:

If you have kids or grands in need of summer activities, check out the listing at the end of this newsletter!

Thursday, May 16
4:30 PM - Moonrise 2: Gravitational Wave AstronomyListening to the Universe at Carvers Bay Library (13048 Choppee Road, Hemingway). Louis Rubbo discusses gravitational waves. Part of Georgetown County Public Library System's "Moonrise" project celebrating the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing. Free and open to the public,
Friday, May 17
11 AM-1 PM  - The Moveable Feast: Wendy Wax (My Ex-Best Friend's Wedding) at Kimbel's, Wachesaw. A wedding dress passed down through generations unravels the tangled threads of three women's lives in a novel of friendship, family, and forgiveness from the USA Today bestselling author of Ten Beach Road. $30, 843.235.9600 or
6 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 June 15, July 15, Aug. 13. $75 (single), $120 (tandem), or 843.235.3500. 

Saturday, May 18-July 28
9:30 AM-5 PM - Brookgreen Gardens Summer Sculpture Exhibits. Noble Gallery: Emerging Stars in American Sculpture. Selected works from sculptors from the National Sculpture Society Modeling Competitions. Jenniwein Gallery: Six Masters: Sculptors in Residence, 2017 - 2019 displaying works by Sculptors in Residence at Brookgreen Gardens (Alicia Ponzio, Ken Smith, Scott Rogers, Wesley Wofford, Gwen Marcus, and Bart Walter). Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or
Saturday, May 18
All day - The Litchfield Beautification Foundation will have a display of 80 American flags along the Litchfield corridor Hwy 17 medians from Sandy Island Road to Baskerville Road to celebrate Armed Forces Day. For more information or to make a donation,

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 alternate weeks, space is limited. Also offered June 1, 15 & 29, July 13 & 27. $45, 843.235.9600 or
Noon-1 PM - Feeding Frenzy. Watch the NERR staff feed the native animals in the Discovery Center and learn about their unique characteristics. Also offered June 29 and Aug. 10. Free, 843.904.9017 or
1-1:30 PM - Introduction to the Labyrinth Workshop. What is a labyrinth? Where did they originate? Why do people walk labyrinths? What do we know about their history? Join us for a classroom session where you will be introduced to labyrinths, and also experience a walk on Brookgreen's labyrinth in a beautiful, natural setting. We will begin in the Welcome Center Conference Room, move to the labyrinth for a walk together and conclude in the classroom where we can share, journal, draw or otherwise process our experiences as desired. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or
Monday, May 20
6-8 PM - Mental Health Awareness Series: Depression and Anxiety at Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church (113 Baskervill Dr., Pawleys Island). Mental health professionals share symptoms that show up in children/youth, late teens/young adults, adults, and seniors/elders. Series continues May 29. Free and open to the public, 843.237.3459.

Tuesday, May 21 
10 AM - FOGL's Tuesdays With... program for May at the Georgetown Library (405 Cleland St.) will feature Daniel Vivian, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Historic Preservation at the University of Kentucky, presenting "A New Plantation World: Sporting Estates in the South Carolina Lowcountry, 1900-1940." Dr. Vivian's lecture will examine the process that unfolded as wealthy men and women from northern cities remade former slave plantations as sites of leisure and recreation. Free and open to the public,

11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Diane McPhail (The Abolitionist's Daughter) at Pawleys Plantation. In her sweeping debut, Diane C. McPhail offers a powerful, profoundly emotional novel that explores a little-known aspect of Civil War history - Southern Abolitionists - and the timeless struggle to do right even amidst bitter conflict. On a Mississippi morning in 1859, Emily Matthews begs her father to save a slave, Nathan, about to be auctioned away from his family. Judge Matthews is an abolitionist who runs an illegal school for his slaves, hoping to eventually set them free. One, a woman named Ginny, has become Emily's companion and often her conscience - and understands all too well the hazards an educated slave must face. Yet even Ginny could not predict the tangled, tragic string of events set in motion as Nathan's family arrives at the Matthews farm. In the tradition of Cold Mountain, The Abolitionist's Daughter eschews stereotypes of the Civil War South, instead weaving an intricate and unforgettable story of survival, loyalty, hope, and redemption. $30, 843.235.9600 or

Thursday, May 23
1 PM - Brookgreen 101 presents "In Joshua John Ward's Garden," an hour-long public information program sponsored by the Campbell Center for American Sculpture and held in the Welcome Center Conference Room. Additional topics offered June 20, July 18, Aug. 15. Thurs., 1 PM, free for members and included with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or

3:30 PM - Moonrise 3: Rockets to the Moon at Georgetown Library (405 Cleland St.). Jeannette Myers on rocket tech for the first moon mission. Part of Georgetown County Public Library System's "Moonrise" project celebrating the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing. Family friendly! Free and open to the public,
5:30 PM - Moonrise 4: Science on the Moon at Georgetown Library (405 Cleland St.). Jeannette Myers discusses lunar science experiments by Apollo 11 astronauts. Part of Georgetown County Public Library System's "Moonrise" project celebrating the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing. Thurs., 5:30 PM, free and open to the public,

Thursday-Sunday, May 23-26
8 PM - Swamp Fox Players present "Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses" at the Strand Theatre (Front St., Georgetown), directed by Lee Padgett. Lovers Landing Beach Hotel is a rustic old hotel with a mystique for love and has become a home for destination weddings. Unfortunately the wedding planner, Madame Coco, has been bitten by the bug and eloped. This leaves the venue without a planner for an upcoming wedding, the Rutherford-Smythes and Mudds. As the bride to be, her overbearing mother, and the groom arrive mistaken identities and chaos ensues. Pair this with a receptionist short on brain cells, a caretaker who runs suspect bingo games, and a not-quite-legal distillery - the results are an evening  
full of gut busting laughs. Also offered May 30-June 2. Thurs.-Sat., 8 PM, Sun., 2:30 PM, $18, 843.527.2924, ext.1 or 

Friday, May 24
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Renée Rosen (Park Avenue Summer) at Kimbel's, Wachesaw. Mad Men meets The Devil Wears Prada as Renée Rosen draws readers into the glamorous New York City of 1965 and Cosmopolitan magazine, where a brazen new editor-in-chief - Helen Gurley Brown-shocks America and saves a dying publication by daring to talk to women about all things off-limits...New York City is filled with opportunities for single girls like Alice Weiss, who leaves her small midwestern town to chase her big-city dreams and unexpectedly lands the job of a lifetime working for the first female editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, Helen Gurley Brown. Nothing could have prepared Alice for the world she enters as editors and writers resign on the spot, refusing to work for the woman who wrote the scandalous bestseller Sex and the Single Girl, and confidential memos, article ideas, and cover designs keep finding their way into the wrong hands. When someone tries to pull Alice into a scheme to sabotage her boss, she is more determined than ever to help Helen succeed. While pressure mounts at the magazine and Alice struggles to make her way in New York, she quickly learns that in Helen Gurley Brown's world, a woman can demand to have it all. Fri., 11 AM-1 PM, $30, 843.235.9600 or
Saturday, May 25
10 AM-Noon - Bike to the BoardwalkBike 5 miles (roundtrip) on gravel roads through Hobcaw Barony's pristine forests to the Reserve's beautiful salt marsh boardwalk on North Inlet estuary. Upland forest habitats, wildlife, research and salt marsh ecology will be discussed during the trip. Bring your own bike (all terrain tires recommended), helmet, water, snack, camera/binoculars (if desired).  Also offered June 6. Registration required, weather  permitting, limited to 15. Sat., 10 AM-Noon, free, 843.904.9017 or

Saturday & Sunday, May 25-26 
Geriatric Monologues at Piccolo Spoleto, CharlestonWriter Jim R. Rogers, known to most folks on the Grand Strand as a parenting educator, decided to put his thoughts on growing older - the joys, the pains, the epiphanies, the laughs - into poems, published in his books Starts and Stops Along the Way and Looking Around. A selection of his insights form the play, Geriatric Monologues, to be offered in four performances at Piccolo Spoleto at the Threshold Repertory Theatre in Charleston, SC. Also available June 1-2. Performances Saturdays at 5 PM, Sundays at 2 PM, $15. 
Saturday-Monday, May 25-27
All Day - The Litchfield Beautification Foundation will have a display of 80 American flags along the Litchfield corridor Hwy 17 medians from Sandy Island Road to Baskerville Road to celebrate Memorial Day weekend. For more information or to make a donation, 
Sunday, May 26
6 PM - Brookgreen Gardens Memorial Day Weekend Run. Join us for the 5th Brookgreen Gardens 5K and 1 Mile Race. This popular race is one of the few evening races in our area. Limited to 500 participants. Runners check in at 4:30-5:55 PM; race starts at 6 PM. All runners will receive a voucher to return to Brookgreen at another time. Sun., 6 PM, $30 (5K), $20 (1 mile),
Tuesday, May 28
9 AM-1 PM - North Inlet Paddle. NERR and Surf the Earth lead a naturalist-guided tour of North Inlet estuary. Includes all equipment and instruction in basic kayaking, a natural history overview, and educational and research highlights of the North Inlet ecosystem. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water, snack, and camera/binoculars (if desired). Registration required, limited to 10, weather permitting. Also offered June 11 & 25, July 10 & 25, Aug. 8 & 26. $60/person, 843.904.9017 or

Wednesday, May 29
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Dorothea Benton Frank (Queen Bee) at 21 Main, NMB. Beekeeper Holly McNee Kensen quietly lives in a world of her own on Sullivan's Island, tending her hives and working at the local island library. Holly calls her mother The Queen Bee because she's a demanding hulk of a woman. Her mother, a devoted hypochondriac, might be unaware that she's quite ill but that doesn't stop her from tormenting Holly. To escape the drama, Holly's sister Leslie married and moved away, wanting little to do with island life. Holly's escape is to submerge herself in the lives of the two young boys next door and their widowed father, Archie. Queen Bee is a classic Lowcountry Tale - warm, wise and hilarious, it roars with humanity and a dropperful of whodunit added for good measure by an unseen hand. In her 20th novel, our "queen bee" brings us back to her beloved island with an unforgettable story where the Lowcountry magic of the natural world collides with the beat of the human heart. $62 (includes book), 843.235.9600 or 

6-8 PM - Mental Health Awareness Series: Self-Care and Family Support at Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church (113 Baskervill Dr., Pawleys Island). Mental health professionals share the importance of and strategies for self-care: for patients and caregivers. Safeguarding family relationships amidst mental illness. Addressing the needs of caregivers. Free and open to the public, 843.237.3459.

Wednesday-Thursday, May 29-30
9 AM-5 PM - North Inlet-Winyah Bay Coastal Training Opportunity: Adaptation Planning for Coastal Communities held in the Public Safety Training Room, 1600 Ninth Avenue, Conway. Workshop Objective: Coastal communities increasingly realize the need for adaptation strategies, but many are unsure where to begin. This intensive and interactive course provides a thorough grounding and practical skills for incorporating adaptation strategies into long-term planning processes. Time in class is provided to practice applying what you learn, and opportunities for local collaboration and next steps are emphasized through discussion, participant activities, and local speakers and examples. Who Should Attend: Planners, public works staff, floodplain managers, hazard mitigation planners, emergency managers, community groups, and coastal resource managers. Free training with lunch provided. Registration required: For more information, 843.904.9034 or

Thursday, May 30
4:30 PM - Moonrise 5: Yes...We Really Did Put Men on the Moon! at Andrews Library (105 North Morgan Avenue). Ron Revere presents the scientific proof behind moon landings. Part of Georgetown County Public Library System's "Moonrise" project celebrating the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing. Free and open to the public,

Saturday & Sunday, June 1 & 2
9:30 AM-4:30 PM - Brookgreen Art Festival. This two-day Art Festival provides an opportunity to talk with local and regional artists and authors. This event showcases the fine craftsmanship and quality art being produced regionally and throughout the nation. The fifth installment in The Magnificent Brookgreen Gardens Storyhouse Series, Planting with Nana, will debut with author Viki Richardson and illustrators Millie Doud and Anne Malarich present to sign copies. In addition to the display and sale of arts, media demonstrations by artists are featured. Booths are located on grass and/or concrete/brick. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or 
June 1-Aug. 19 - Adult Summer Reading Bingo at the Waccamaw Neck Branch Library. One bingo card per person; a bingo is at least one line completed (row, column, or diagonal). Completed card must be returned to the Waccamaw Adult Reference Desk by Aug. 19 to enter a drawing for a chance to win a gift card to the FOWL Bookstore. Contact 
Saturday, June 1
10 AM-5 PM - Paint-in with Danny McLaughlin at the Litchfield Exchange (14363 Ocean Highway, behind Applewood House of Pancakes). See May 18 entry for details. Also offered June 15 & 29, July 13 & 27. $45, 843.235.9600 or 
1-2:30 PM - Art Walk - Deepen your creative spirit through the experience of walking the Labyrinth at Brookgreen Gardens. Whether you are engaged in the arts as a visual or performing artist, or simply interested in expanding your understanding of the connection between art, religious experiences and ritual, you will find a welcoming and safe space to explore and learn. Meet at the Lowcountry Center picnic tables and walk together to the labyrinth. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or 
Sunday, June 2
2 PM - The South Carolina Maritime Museum (729 Front St., Georgetown) opens its newest exhibit: "A Most Violent Storm - Great Hurricanes from South Carolina's Past,"  covering the great hurricanes from the "Spanish Repulse Hurricane" of 1686 to Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Guest speaker meteorologist Ed Piotrowski from ABC Channel 15 will discuss the advent of the 2019 hurricane season, history of local storms,  and preparations one should take. Refreshments, free and open to the public, 843.520.0111 or  
Tuesday, June 4
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Melanie Benjamin (Mistress of the Ritz) at Pine Lakes Country Club, MB. Nothing bad can happen at the Ritz; inside its gilded walls every woman looks beautiful, every man appears witty. Favored guests like Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Coco Chanel, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor walk through its famous doors, where they're welcomed and pampered by Blanche Auzello and her husband, Claude, the director. The Auzellos are the mistress and master of the Ritz, allowing the glamor and glitz to take their mind off their troubled marriage, and off the secrets that they keep from their guests - and each other... Based on true events, Mistress of the Ritz is a taut tale of suspense wrapped up in a love story for the ages, the inspiring story of a woman and a man who discover the best in each other amid the turbulence of war. $30, 843.235.9600 or 
5:30 PM - 1st Tuesday Lecture Series at Georgetown County Museum (120 Broad St., Georgetown) presents Bud Hill and Joe Shaw on "The Making of Indigo Dye" with a demonstration. Free and open to the public (donations welcome), 843.545.7020 or

Wednesday, June 5
1:30-2:30 PM - Storytime at Hobcaw Discovery Center. Discover a world of imagination while we read books written by children's author Kevin Kurtz. Recommended for children 7 and under. Also offered Aug. 7. Free, 843.904.9017 or
Thursday, June 6
10 AM - A Makeover for The Bibleway Child Development Center: A Model for Early Childhood Education at Waccamaw Library. Roundtable on how donors and the Bunnelle Foundation improved the learning environment at Georgetown child center. Free and open to the public,

10 AM-Noon - Bike to the BoardwalkSee May 11 entry for detailsRegistration required, weather  permitting, limited to 15. Free, 843.904.9017 or

5:30 PM - Waccamaw Library Celebrates Lowcountry Writer Susan Laughter Meyers when friends and fellow poets gather to remember her. Celebrate the life and work of beloved Lowcountry writer and mentor Susan Laughter Meyers, who was a generative figure in establishing and enhancing the literary community in the Lowcountry. Before relocating to South Carolina, Meyers had previously served as a notable creator and contributor to the growth of literary arts in her native state of North Carolina. The author of three poetry books and a chapbook, Meyers earned numerous prizes, awards, and fellowships, and her poems appeared in major journals, including The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, and Crazyhorse. Among her many contributions to arts and letters in our region, she co-founded the longstanding Litchfield Tea & Poetry Series, which just concluded its thirteenth year at the Waccamaw Library, and served as President of the Poetry Society of South Carolina as well as the Poetry Society of North Carolina. Friends and fellow poets will share selected poems by Meyers as well as memories of her sustaining love of life and of literature. The program is free and open to all,

6:30 PM - Pawleys Island Concert Band performs a musical tribute to the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on the Kaminski House Museum lawn. Hosted by the Friends of the Kaminski House and Woodman of the World, the concert will feature musical selections in remembrance of this momentous historical event. Our Veterans will be recognized. Bring your favorite refreshments for a picnic on the lawn. Free and open to the public, 843.546.7706 or 
Friday, June 7
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Patti Callahan Henry (The Favorite Daughter) at Pawleys Plantation.New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry returns to the Lowcountry setting of The Bookshop at Water's End with a novel of one woman's homecoming - and the family memories that have shaped her life... On her wedding day ten years ago, Lena Donohue experienced a betrayal so painful that she fled the small town of Watersend, South Carolina, and reinvented herself in New York City. Though now a freelance travel writer, the one place she rarely goes is home - until she learns of her dad's failing health. Returning to Watersend means seeing the sister she has avoided for a decade and the brother who runs their family's Irish pub - and who has borne the burden of his sisters' rift. As Alzheimer's slowly steals their father's memories, the siblings rush to preserve his life in stories and in photographs. His past will bring Lena's own childhood into focus, including the special bond they shared - one that she never felt with her late mother - and make her realize that you can't run away from family or the place where your heart truly belongs... $30, 843.235.9600 or 
6-9 PM - Music In The Park Concert Series presents The Band of Oz (beach music) at Francis Marion Park (750 Front St., Georgetown). Sponsored by Georgetown Business Association, bring a chair, no coolers. Free and open to the public, 
Saturday, June 8
10 AM-2 PM - History & Horticulture in the Victory Garden. Families drive themselves to the Victory Garden at Bellefield Plantation to participate in a hands-on learning experience that explores the history and horticulture at HobcawBarony.  This program allows participants to immerse themselves in interactive stations that demonstrate dyeing techniques through history, stages of decomposition, stringing of tobacco and its importance to the Lowcountry, pollination and the bees of the Barony, as well as learning to read the ages of trees in the forests.  After a scavenger hunt, participants will also be able to plant a plant in the garden and take away a plant of their own. At the end of the program, Hobcaw Barony staff and volunteers will host a lady bug release for all to witness. (Exertion level: Moderate impact - walking on rough terrain, planting in the garden, standing for long periods of time.) Reservations required. $5,
6-9 PM - Stargazing at Hampton Plantation. Prepare to be dazzled by the endless beauty of Hampton Plantation's night sky. From planets to the Milky Way, the Lowcountry Stargazers will help you see the cosmos in a whole new light! Bring a lawn chair and your own telescope. Meet at the ranger's station. Free, 843.546.9361.
Tuesday, June 11
9 AM-1 PM - North Inlet Paddle. See May 28 entry for details. Also offered June 25, July 10 & 25, Aug. 8 & 26. $60/person, 843.904.9017 or
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Mary Alice Monroe (The Summer Guests) at Kimbel's, Wachesaw. From the New York Times bestselling author of the Beach House series comes a heartwarming and evocative novel about the bonds and new beginnings that are born from natural disasters and how, even during the worst of circumstances - or perhaps because of them - you discover what is most important in life. When a sudden storm threatens the coasts of Florida and South Carolina, an eclectic group of evacuees flee for the farm of their friends  in North Carolina, bringing with them only the few treasured possessions they can carry. Although the feast is full, Mary Alice will be at Litchfield Books afterward to chat and sign books. 843.235.9600.
Wednesday, June 12
7:30 PM - American Guild of Organists Southeastern Convention presents world-class organist Nigel Potts at All Saints Parish Church, Pawleys Island. $20 at the door. 
Thursday, June 13
9:30-11:30 AM - Salt Marsh Seining. Visit a tidal salt marsh creek to seine for a variety of fish, crustaceans and mud-dwelling creatures. Learn about the importance of these nursery grounds and the many species of animals and plants that make the creeks their home. Wear clothes and shoes that will get wet. Free, 843.904.9017 or
6-8 PM - Supper at the Lodge: "SC's Hurricane History from 1718-2018." Climate's historical impacts affected SC society and agriculture from yellow fever to the sinking of the CSS Hunley, and time was marked in the lowcountry by major hurricanes. USC professor and researcher Dr. Cary Mock, a climatologist, has studied 300 years of South Carolina weather history. His sources have included the first ever known systematic observations from Charleston in 1738, Thomas Jefferson's early 19th century records, antebellum plantation diaries, ship logbooks and the weather records taken at All Saints and the Summer Rectory on Pawleys by The Rev. Alexander Glennie. The program will include an informal BBQ buffet, BYOB, inside the Kimbel Lodge at Hobcaw Barony, followed by Dr. Mock's presentation. (Exertion level: Light impact - sitting, eating.) Reservations required, limited to 60. $35,
Friday, June 14
All day - The Litchfield Beautification Foundation will have a display of 80 American flags along the Litchfield corridor Hwy 17 medians from Sandy Island Road to Baskerville Road to celebrate Flag. For more information or to make a donation,
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Deb Spera (Call Your Daughter Home) at Inlet Affairs. A stunning tour de force by veteran TV producer of Criminal Minds follows three fierce, unforgettable Southern women in the years leading up to the Great Depression. It's 1924 South Carolina and the region is still recovering from the infamous boll weevil infestation that devastated the land and the economy. Gertrude, a mother of four, must make an unconscionable decision to save her daughters from starvation or die at the hands of an abusive husband. Retta is navigating a harsh world as a first-generation freed slave, still employed by the Coles, influential plantation proprietors who once owned her family. Annie is the matriarch of the Coles family and must come to terms with the terrible truth that has ripped her family apart. These three women seemingly have nothing in common, yet as they unite to stand up to the terrible injustices that have long plagued the small town, they find strength in the bond that ties women together. Told in the pitch-perfect voices of Gertrude, Retta and Annie, Call Your Daughter Home is an audacious, timeless story about the power of family, deep-buried secrets and the ferocity of motherhood. $30, 843.235.9600 or
Saturday, June 15
10 AM-Noon - Fish Printing at Hobcaw Discovery Center. Cool off before summer starts to enjoy some art using a method of printmaking that traditionally utilizes fish and sea creatures. Bring your own bag, shirt, hat, etc. Free, 843.904.9017 or
10 AM-5 PM - Paint-in with Danny McLaughlin at the Litchfield Exchange (14363 Ocean Highway, behind Applewood House of Pancakes). See May 18 entry for details. Also offered June 29, July 13 & 27. $45, 843.235.9600 or
6 PM - Surf The Earth Sunset/Full Moon Kayak Tour. See May 17 entry for details. Also offered July 15, Aug. 13. $75 (single), $120 (tandem), or 843.235.3500.

Renew Your FOWL Membership Online: Being a FOWL Member is so easy! You can now renew your membership on the FOWL website at Just click on "Join Us"  at the top of the page and fill in your information. With this new online process, renewal is faster and easier than ever. Your information is accurate and instantly accessible - plus you can renew your membership from home, any time day or night!  For those who prefer human interaction, you can still come in to the Friends Center in the Waccamaw Library and let one of our wonderful volunteers renew your membership for you.  Either way, we're so glad you are a FOWL Member, with all the benefits this entails, including Members Only events, Friends' Night at the July Book Sale, and numerous Volunteer opportunities - all in support of the Waccamaw Neck Branch Library.

A "HIDDEN" GEM! In addition to the books available in the Friends' Center at the Waccamaw Library, the Friends of the Waccamaw Library (FOWL) has another Bargain Book Corner at the Litchfield Exchange located in the building behind Applewood Restaurant. Lots of good fiction and non-fiction in great condition - including hard covers, paperbacks and even some beautiful coffee-table books. Nothing priced over $1.00 and new books are added on a regular basis! And, of course, all proceeds benefit the library and support its many programs. Tables and chairs have been added to the space so you may sit by the fountain and peruse before you buy! Pay at Art Works (open Mon-Sat, 10 AM to 2 PM) or just slip the money under their door using the envelopes provided. The Exchange is open Monday-Friday, 9 AM-5 PM and Saturday, 10 AM to 2 PM.

NEW at the Waccamaw Regional Recreation Center is a FREE take-and-return-or-share bookshelf loaded with the Friends Center's overflow of donated books.

Cultural events on the Grand Strand - Check out this updated nonprofit website:, created and maintained by Murrells Inlet resident John Morken, is a complete calendar and guide to the fine arts from Calabash to Conway to Georgetown.  There are more than 700 events and 50 interviews per year.  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 July 28 - Brookgreen Gardens presents "Rising American Stars in Sculpture" in the Noble Gallery, including borrowed works from sculptors from the national Sculpture Society Modeling Competitions, plus "Sculptors in Residence, 2017-2019" in the Jennewein Gallery, including works by six Martha Wallace Pellett Master Sculptors. Daily, 9:30 AM-5 PM, free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or
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, 10:30 AM-4:30 PM, Adults $3, children $2 for a 30-minute timed visit, in addition to garden admission, 843.235.6000 or

Waccamaw Neck Branch Library Summer Reading Program, 843.545.3349,
Enrich your child's summer, June 11 through July 26, with great storytelling, performances, science experiments, puppet shows, magic tricks, reading competitions, movies, crafts, parties and more!All free and open to the public.
  • Mondays, 1-3 PM, ages 7+ - ROCK your BRAIN offers STEAM-based projects to keep your brain strong this summer: June 10, 1 PM - Mad Science of Myrtle Beach; June 17, 3 PM - South Carolina Aquarium; July 8, 1 PM - Science Teller present "Aliens: Escape from Earth"; July 15, 1 PM - Mad Science of Myrtle Beach. Complete list of topics available at the library.
  • Tuesdays, 1-2 PM, ages 1-5 - Minis Art; 2-3 PM, ages 4-8 - Coding Games.
  • Wednesdays, 10 AM, babies & toddlers playtime followed by Story Time at 10:30 AM, while preschoolers do crafts, then the groups switch; 1-2 PM, ages 8-10 - Coding Games.
  • Thursdays, 3 PM, June 13 - Science with Sub-Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream followed by ice cream for everyone; June 20 - Special concert by the Pawleys Island Concert Band; June 27 - Challenge the laws of physics as Roper Mountain Science Center presents "use the Force"; July 11 - Porkchop Productions brings "Chicken Little" to life in this rollicking favorite; July 18 - Learn about drawing with artist Michael White; July 25 - Gerry the Great will perform a magic show with face painting for our end of summer celebration and award ceremony.
  • Fridays, All day LEGOs; 1 PM - Free Movie Friday (except June 28 & July 5)
Georgetown County Parks & Recreation, 843.545.3275 or .3202,
Summer Day Camps, June 10-Aug. 2, Ages 5-12.Week-long summer day camps offered at the Beck Recreation Center in Georgetown and the Waccamaw Regional Recreation Center at Parkersville Park, Pawleys Island. Each week has a different theme. Age control date is June 1. Monday-Friday, 8 AM-5 PM. Children must bring their own lunch; County provides a snack each day. Fee is $65 per child per week with a one-time $15 registration fee (per child). For camp themes each week, check the county website.

Brookgreen Gardens, 843-235-6049,
Week-long camp at the Wall Lowcountry Center provides activities with an emphasis on connections to the natural world, animals and art. Summer fun and educational enrichment at Brookgreen Gardens include hands-on activities, zoo and garden exploration, live animal encounters, crafts, games, stories, projects and more. Sessions for rising K-1st graders are $160 for members, $185 for nonmembers; Art Camp for grades 6-12, $145 for members, $165 for nonmembers. The camps for other age groups are already full.
June 3-7, 10 AM-1 PM, Grades K-1 - Under the Sea
June 10-14, 10 AM-1 PM, Grades K-1 - Wild Kratts Adventure
June 29, 10 AM-2 PM, 1 child 12 and under and 1 parent - Family Camp
July 22-26, 10 AM-1 PM, Grades 6-12 - Art Camp
Coastal Carolina Kids Camp, 843.349.6584,
Coastal Carolina University is once again offering weekly half-day and all-day camps at the Litchfield Center between June 17 and August 9 (no camps the week of July 4) for children six to ten years of age. Morning camps are from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM and afternoon camps from 1-5 PM; each costs $85+/week. New camps this summer include Drumagination Rhthmplay, Calling All Inventors, S.T.E.M. Dancing Robotics, and Coding Games, plus the return of old favorites such as Superhero Academy, Mosaic Madness, Comic Book Adventures, Just Dance, Jurassic Dinosaur Adventure, Calling All Authors, Math Mania, and many more! CCU's Kids Camps offer fun, educational programming designed by area teachers. For details and registration, visit or call 843.349.6584.
Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center, 843.546.4623,
Coastal Ecology Camps. Six four-day camps open to rising 2nd graders through rising 5th graders only. Parents can enjoy a half-day break while their children have an awesome time learning about our local environments through various indoor/outdoor activities. Camp at Hobcaw Barony provides children an opportunity to learn in a truly undeveloped 16,000 acre environment where several different ecosystems are available for study. On each successive day, campers will explore different environments, including forest ecology and animal tracking, salt marsh and crabbing, beach ecology and seining, and freshwater and pond fishing. Activities, games and animals are used to teach the importance of each ecological setting. Tuesday-Friday, 9 AM-12:30 PM, limited to 14 children per day, rising 2nd through rising 5th graders only, $125/child per week. Six four-day camps: June 4-7; June 11-14; June 18-21; June 25-28; July 1 (Mon.), 2, 3 & 5 (no camp on Thurs., July 4); July 9-12. Due to the popularity of this camp, participants are only allowed to participate in one session. Advance registration is required

Surf The Earth, 1.800.864.6752,
Pawleys Island Summer Surf Camps are Monday-Friday, May 27-Aug. 12, 9 AM-Noon, Ages 7-15 years old, $350 per child. Location: Second Street access on Pawleys Island. Price includes a 3:1 instructor to student ratio, surfboards, tent shelter, sunscreen, daily snacks, camp t-shirt, and photos. Kids should wear boardshorts or swim suit, a rashguard for sun protection, and have plenty of sunscreen on. Snacks will be provided, but if your child would like to bring their own drinks and snacks, we will have a cooler on the beach. Our beaches typically provide calm forgiving surf conditions, which makes for a safe learning environment for the beginner to intermediate surfer. Our CPR Certified Camp Instructors focus on primary surfing fundamentals, building inner confidence, and teaching water safety.If you've always wanted your child to have a strong knowledge and confidence level around the water, this is the program to enroll them in.
Surf The Earth 3-Day Afternoon Surf Camps are Tuesday-Thursday, June 18-July 23, 1-4 PM, $225 per child. Based on the week-long surf camp, with the same great instructors, boards, friends and good times.

South Carolina Maritime Museum
, 843.520.0111,
Summer Youth Sailing Camp features week-long, half-day camps for ages 8-14, Monday-Friday, 9 AM-Noon and 2-5 PM. Each week, June 3-7 through Aug. 12-16. $200, SCMM members; $225, nonmembers.
  • Registration fee includes a US Sailing course book, a skills logbook and a camp T-shirt. Returning sailors who show up with their text book and red skills log book from last year's camp will receive a $10 gift certificate for the Museum gift shop.
  • Camp will be held at the SC Maritime Museum.
  • Sailboats will put in at the City docks beside the museum.
  • There will be 6-10 campers per session.
  • Fred Hoelscher, a certified US Sailing Small Boat Level 1 Sailing Instructor, will head up this year's instructional team. The team includes experienced and lifelong sailors Dave Lowe, Mary McAlister and Lee Talbot.
  • Our young sailor's will learn to sail Optimist Prams, a sailboat designed specifically for kids under 16 years of age. The "Opti" is safe and simple enough for an 8-year-old, and exciting and technically challenging enough for a 15-year-old.
  • Campers will learn and review the essentials of sailing at different camp levels depending on the experience of the camper. During the first session our instructors will evaluate the skill level of campers with previous sailing experience and place them in a separate advanced group as appropriate.
Sailing Camps for Ages 14-17 features week-long, half-day camps, Monday-Friday, 9 AM-Noon and 2-5 PM. Each week June 3-7 through Aug. 12-16. $300, SCMM members; $325, nonmembers.
  • Campers will sail Lasers.
  • Camp will be held at the SC Maritime Museum.
  • Sailboats put in at the City docks behind the museum.
  • There will be 3-4 campers per session.
  • Campers will learn and review the essentials of sailing at different camp levels, depending on the experience and skill level of the camper. Certified US Sailing Small Boat Level 1 Sailing Instructors Fred Hoelscher and Pete Collins will head this year's instructional team. The team will include experienced junior instructors and adult volunteers.
  • Registration fee includes a US Sailing course book, a skills logbook and a camp T-shirt. Returning sailors who show up with their text book and red skills log book from last year's camp receive a $10 gift certificate for the Museum gift shop.
Burroughs & Chapin Art Museum Summer Camps,
Inspired by the Art Museum's summer exhibition, Can't You Sea? | Ocean Plastic ARTifactsYour child will tap into their inner artist as they learn about ocean plastic pollution and how they can make a difference. $50 members, $60 nonmembers (includes daily instruction, supplies and snack). Contact
The Upcycle of Life: Ages 5 - 7 | 1 - 4 pm | June 18 - 20 or July 16 - 18
In this creative camp, children will tour Can't You Sea? | Ocean Plastic ARTifacts and give new life to recycled materials by upcycling them into functional masterpieces inspired by nature.
Art in Action: Ages 8 - 12 | 1 - 4 pm | June 25 - 27 or July 23 - 25
Art in Action participants will learn about the exhibiting artists-activists Can't You Sea? | Ocean Plastic Artifacts and express powerful messages through their own art using reclaimed ocean plastic.

South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics
iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation | Governor's School for Science & Mathematics.
July 8-11, 8:30 AM-4 PM, Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in Georgetown County, $200 per student. Four-day camp hosted at Waccamaw Elementary School in Pawleys Island. Work in teams to program microcontrollers and robots and explore digital communications between linked hardware and the Internet of Things during GSSM's iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation camp. Cost includes materials and snacks. Students must provide their own lunch on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the camp week. GSSM will provide a pizza lunch on Thursday of each camp week.
CREATEngis GSSM's one-of-a-kind engineering and design thinking day camp hosted by Waccamaw Elementary School. July 15-18, 8:30 AM-4 PM, Rising 8th & 9th graders, $225. In CREATEng, students take on the role of NASA engineers charged with developing a sustainable colony on Mars. Working through project-based, hands-on team challenges, students learn what engineering is and what engineers do. With a focus on civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering students work through a series of mini challenges from building windproof structures and protecting transportation with impenetrable wheels for the Rover, to using Arduino technology for greenhouse automation. CREATEng students will interact with guest speakers and go on a field trip to a local company to see engineering in action.Cost includes materials, field trip and snacks. Students must provide their own lunch on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the camp week. GSSM will provide a pizza lunch on Thursday of each camp week.

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