Saturday, August 31, 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.
For summer programming, please visit:

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.
September-October Artist at the Waccamaw Library: Members of Chapter 124 of the Colored Pencil Society of America. Chapter 124 of the CPSA is holding its annual show at the Library again this year. The public is invited to visit the Library and enjoy an array of fine art paintings created by seventeen local members of this CPSA chapter, then choose their favorite and submit their ballot. This event is free and open to the public. For more information,
September-October Photographer at the Waccamaw Library: Sandra Anderson.  Sandra has lived in the South Carolina Lowcountry for more than forty years and has loved capturing the history and beauty of the area. Her interest in photography began as a child with the gift of a "Brownie Hawkeye" camera. She has a special passion for recording the quickly disappearing architecture and historic places that tell the story of the Lowcountry, now being replaced with strip malls and housing developments. Another passion is travel photography, with the opportunity to visit and record images of other cultures and lifestyles.
Sandra is President of the Seacoast Artists Guild, a member of Wacccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild, the Carolinas Nature Photography Association, and the Myrtle Beach Camera Club. Her work is on display at the Georgetown Art Gallery, the Seacoast Artists Gallery, and online at For more information, 

Are you looking for a volunteer project that you can do at home? FOWL's publicist Deborah Thomas has found one she is thoroughly enjoying. You might, too!
Volunteer to Help the Library of Congress Record the Suffragists' Fight for the Right to Vote. The struggle for women's voting rights - considered the largest reform movement in American history - lasted more than seven decades, from 1848 to 1920. Determined women organized, lectured, lobbied, paraded, picketed, and went to jail for daring to support suffrage. Few women who began the suffrage struggle before the Civil War lived long enough to witness its final victory, but their work was carried on by younger women, whom they inspired and taught. Many of the personal papers of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mary Church Terrell, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Anna E. Dickinson are housed in the Library of Congress but have never been fully transcribed.
You can join other volunteers across the country to digitally transcribe these primary-source materials so they are searchable by computer. These transcriptions will improve search, readability, and access to handwritten and typed documents for those who cannot read the handwriting of the original documents and for scholars who are researching various aspects of this momentous time in America's history. Explore the daily lives of these determined leaders and their stories of hope, perseverance, sacrifice, courage, creativity, and conviction, as well as how everyday Americans participated in and reacted to the suffrage movement.
Using the Library of Congress's website (, you will transcribe digitized images of manuscripts and typed materials from the Library's collections. Everyone is welcome to take part!  All transcriptions are made and reviewed by volunteers before they are returned to the Library of Congress's website. This volunteer effort, By the People, was launched by the Library of Congress in the autumn of 2018.

Request for FOWL Annual Luncheon Donations: As most of you know, the 2019 FOWL Fall Luncheon will be held on Sept. 24 at Pawleys Plantation.  Every year, we ask the community to donate items for our raffle displays, or vignettes.  We usually have 30-40 such displays consisting of jewelry, apparel, purses, home decor, and holiday items. Attendees buy raffle tickets to place in the boxes in front of the displays they would like to win.  The proceeds from these raffle tickets make up a substantial portion of the funds raised at the luncheon, all of which are donated to the Waccamaw Library. If you have any gently used jewelry, apparel, purses, home decor, and holiday items that you would like to donate for the luncheon, please bring them to the Friends Center in the Library or contact Diane Stern at or Phylis Cecola at

Sunday, Sept. 1
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 Labor Day Weekend. This display can also be seen on Patriots Day - Sept. 11 and Veterans Day - Nov. 11. For more information or to make a donation,

All day - 2nd Annual Downtown Pawleys Live with proceeds benefiting Hobcaw Barony! DPL is a one-of-a-kind festival featuring five amazing bands, great food and incredible artists, all on Labor Day Sunday.  The acts, refreshments, and location have been carefully selected to provide festival-goers with an awesome time in our beloved Lowcountry. Tickets $20; $30 the week of the festival. Children 12 & under admitted free, For more information on Facebook, go to
Tuesday, Sept. 3
10 AM-12:15 PM - Bike to the Boardwalk. Bike 5 miles (roundtrip) on gravel roads through Hobcaw Barony's pristine forests to the North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve's beautiful salt marsh boardwalk on North Inlet estuary. Wildlife, research and salt marsh ecology will be discussed during the trip. Bring your own bike(all terrain tires recommended), helmet, water, snack. Weather permitting. Also offered Sept. 7 & 21, Oct. 5 & 26, and Nov. 11 & 25. Free, 843.904.9017 or
10 AM - Final Medicare & Retirement Information Session at the Waccamaw Library. Certified agent Tony Carlton will explain how to maximize your Medicare benefits through supplement, advantage, and step therapy programs, in connection to your retirement planning. Q&A. Free and open to the public,
5:30 PM - 1st Tuesday Lecture Series at Georgetown County Museum presents architectural historian Tommy Graham on "Secrets in Georgetown Buildings." Free and open to the public (donations welcome), 843.545.7020.
Wednesday, Sept. 4
9 AM-Noon - The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Coastal Carolina University will host its open house, the Taste of OLLI, at the Conway Education Center, 290 Allied Road. Learn about the courses, lectures, clubs and local, regional and international excursions planned for the fall semester. Also offered in Litchfield on Sept. 6. Free, 843.349.5002 or
10 AM-12:15 PM - Picnic at the Pond. North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve microscopes will be used to discover what life will be found at the pond! You may bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at our pond shelter. Also offered Oct. 25. Free, 843.904.9017 or  

Thursday, Sept. 5
10 AM - FOWL 1st Thursday at the Waccamaw Library presents Sarah Gardner, a distinguished, prolifically publishing cultural historian of the American South, who will delve into what, how, and why Civil War soldiers were reading while in the field. Based on archival research supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Dr. Gardner, Distinguished University Professor of History at Mercer University, will discuss the value of reading literature for Civil War soldiers, North and South. Which books did they like best, and why? Did Confederates like different authors than their Union counterparts? Is there any truth to Mark Twain's claim that Scottish Romantic writer Sir Walter Scott "had so large a hand in making Southern character, as it existed before the war, that he is in great measure responsible for the war"? Her talk is entitled, "What the 'Dickens' Were Civil War Soldiers Reading? Or, Soldiers Who Liked Hugo at Bull Run Also Liked Poe at Chickamauga!" Free and open to the public,
Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 5-8
7:30-9:30 PM - Brookgreen Gardens Fall Tribute Concert: An Evening with Neil Diamond. Producer Vincent Marini of Blue Eyed Theatrical and his amazing team of musicians will have you singing along with classics like "Sweet Caroline," "Cracklin' Rosie," and "Cherry Cherry." All ticket holders have chairs under the concert tent. Seating is first-come, first-serve. Beverages and light refreshments are available for purchase.  No coolers or outside food or drinks are allowed. VIP tickets includepreferred parking, a wine & cheese reception, souvenir glass, complimentary shuttle to concert site and preferred seating. $30 members, $35 nonmembers, VIP $100,
Friday, Sept. 6
9 AM-Noon - The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Coastal Carolina University will host its open house, the Taste of OLLI, at the Litchfield Education Center, 14427 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island. Learn about the courses, lectures, clubs and local, regional and international excursions planned for the fall semester. Free, 843.349.6584 or
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: David Hodges (Sunset Lodge in Georgetown) at DeBordieu Colony Clubhouse. Make no doubt, the Sunset Lodge was an illegal and immoral business that operated three miles south of the Georgetown city limits from 1936 to 1969 under a single madam: Hazel Weiss. But, as historian and author Hodges points out, businesses on Front Street benefitted financially from associations with Sunset Lodge. "It was a green industry, non-polluting, and a tourist destination. It would be hard to go broke selling sex." $30, 843.235.9600 or
2:30 PM - "Stop the Presses" Classic Film Series presents "Citizen Kane" (1941) at the Waccamaw Library. Coastal Observer Editor Charles Swenson introduces classic films from Hollywood's Golden Era (1930s-1940s) depicting newspaper journalists/the mediaAdditional films offered Sept. 13, 20 & 27 and Oct. 4, 11, 18 & 25. Free and open to the public,
6-9 PM - Music In The Park Concert Series presents Too Much Sylvia (Party 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, Sept. 7
9 AM - Fall Haul in Murrells Inlet. Join your neighbors for the annual fall creek-front cleanup. Meet at Crazy Sister Marina. Free, 843.357.2007 or

9-11 AM - The Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER®, along with our partners Sierra Club Winyah Group and Black River Outdoors, host Wake Up Paddle at Waccamaw Lake. This finale of the summer series highlights the Waccamaw River Blue Trail and discuss issues faced by the Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® in the effort to protect clean water. $15 members, $20 nonmembers, 843.349.4007 or   

10 AM-12:15 PM - Bike to the Boardwalk. See Sept. 3 entry for details. Also offered Sept. 21, Oct. 5 & 26, and Nov. 11 & 25. 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). 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 Sept. 21, Oct. 5 & 19. $45, 843.235.9600 or 

7:30 PM - Concerts at the Winyah presents Su Hamm & Friends: A musical variety show. Doors open at 7 PM. Open seating, $15 (add $5 for tickets purchased at the door). Tickets online: 
Monday, Sept. 9
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.Registration required, limited to 10, weather permitting. $60/person, 843.904.9017 or
10 AM - FOWL Adult Tech: Computer Orientation Series. Five-week series for adults covering basic computer skills and terms, designed for beginners or those seeking some review. The first is titled: "Getting to Know Your Computer." The series continues on Mondays, Sept. 16, 23, 30 & Oct. 7. Register via or 843.545.3363. 

Tuesday, Sept. 10
9:30 AM - The Low Country Herb Society meets at the Waccamaw Library with guest speaker Anne Gladis, owner of Creative Designs by A & J, a local floral design firm. Ms. Gladis, who conducts floral arranging classes at Coastal Carolina via OLLI, will make two centerpieces during her presentation. Membership is open to all, and no experience is necessary! A "Meet and Greet" social time, to welcome guests and members, is held prior to the meeting with refreshments provided by LCHS members. LCHS meets from September through May and the annual dues are $25 with a quarterly newsletter included. For more information, look for us on Facebook or

Noon-1 PM - Dirt N' Details at Brookgreen Gardens presents John Hipkins sharing his knowledge on plant propagation. Bring your lunch and enjoy good information on gardening topics. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or

Wednesday, Sept. 11
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 Patriots Day. This display can also be seen on Veterans Day - Nov. 11. For more information or to make a donation,
Friday, Sept. 13
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Webb Hubbell (The East End) at Inlet Affairs.In his fifth Jack Patterson novel, attorney and author with "friends in high places" Webster Hubbell crafts another compelling legal thriller. At the request of his boyhood friend Sam Pagano, Jack returns to Little Rock where he's immediately abducted, beaten and lynched by men set on revenge. Though rescued near death, the hospital setting where Jack is recovering unveils a complicated attack on Arkansas health clinics for the poor, established and run (in opposition to Little Rock power brokers) by Sam's college sweetheart. "...a powerful, authentic thriller set in a real place, with a story about the real health care needs of people who can't afford it, and the real danger to good people when public corruption threatens the rule of law and respect for facts. It's a great read and an important warning." -Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States. $30, 843.235.9600 or
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 this fool-proof way of opening the net with ease after only a few practice casts. Participants will practice on land, then travel to Clambank Creek to test their skills. Once you have mastered the art of the throw you will never miss the bait again and will be welcomed on the bow of any boat. Open for all ages. Bring your own cast net. (Exertion level: Moderate - standing and throwing) Reservations required. $20,
2:30 PM - "Stop the Presses" Classic Film Series presents "Libeled Lady" (1936) at the Waccamaw Library. See Sept. 6 entry for details. Additional films offered Sept. 20 & 27 and Oct. 4, 11, 18 & 25. Free and open to the public,
Saturday, Sept. 14
9 AM-2 PM - Estuaries Open House Party at Hobcaw Barony. In honor of National Estuaries Week, NERR is hosting an Estuary Open House Party! Join us for tours, displays, and games. Free and open to the public, 843.904.9017 or  

Sunday, Sept. 15
7:30 PM - Concerts at the Winyah presents "Back Home Again: Tribute to John Denver" featuring Tom & Michelle Becker & Band. Doors open at 7 PM. Preferred seating (rows 2-6), $30; open seating (rows 7+ plus balcony, $25 (add $5 for tickets purchased at the door). Tickets online:
Monday, Sept. 16
Early! - Miss Ruby's Kids Charity Golf Tournament at the Wachesaw Plantation Club. Proceeds of this event support children and families in Georgetown County. Participants can register as an individual ($125), couple ($200) or foursome ($400) at 843.436.7197 or

10 AM - FOWL Adult Tech: Computer Orientation Series. The second of a five-week series for adults covering basic computer skills and terms, designed for beginners or those seeking some review. This is titled: "Working with Windows." The series continues on Mondays, Sept. 23, 30 & Oct. 7. Register via or 843.545.3363. 

Tuesday, Sept. 17
10 AM - FOGL's Tuesdays With ... presents Paige Sawyer on "The History of Battery White and the Harvest Moon" at the Georgetown Library (405 Cleland St.). Free and open to the public,
10-11:50 AM - OLLI@CCU Lecture Series: Hear the life story of local celebrity photographer Gene Ho at the Conway Education Center (290 Allied Dr.). Additional programs Sept. 24 and Oct. 1. Free and open to the public, 843.349.5002 or
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Susan M. Boyer (Lowcountry Boomerang) at Ocean One, Litchfield. Private investigators Liz Talbot and Nate Andrews are all set to enjoy some quality time on the beach. That's until they get the news about Darius. Darius DeAndre Baker, star of the hit TV show, Main Street USA, has had enough of the Hollywood highlife. After ten years of visiting everyone else's hometown, he returns to his own-Stella Maris, South Carolina. The moving trucks have barely unloaded when Trina Lynn Causby, Darius's high school girlfriend, turns up dead. The town reels as Darius is arrested. And we celebrate the 8th of Susan Boyer's delightful Lowcountry B's! $48 (incl. book), 843.235.9600 or
Wednesday, Sept. 18
5:30-8:30 PM - St. Christopher's Children 2nd Annual Sunset Event Fundraiser, benefiting the children of Georgetown County, will be held at Lands End Yacht Club (444 Marina Dr, Georgetown) with local fare, cocktails, chance auction. Music provided by Tom Cowieson Band. Reservations $50 per person,

Thursday, Sept. 19
5:30-8 PM - Baruch Roundtable: The Lowcountry's Altered Landscapes. The next Baruch Roundtable - the Hobcaw House salon and sit down dinner - features noted South Carolinian and author Josephine Humphreys. The evening begins with  a reception at Hobcaw House, and culminates with an after dinner talk in the living room featuring Ms. Humphreys, who often writes of changes to the Lowcountry's natural and cultural landscape. Her award-winning novels include Dreams of Sleep, The Firemen's Fair, Nowhere Else on Earth, and Rich in Love, which became a feature film, shot in Charleston and starring Albert Finney and Jill Clayburgh. Ms. Humphreys is an alumna of Ashley Hall. She received a BA from Duke, where she studied creative writing with Reynolds Price, an MA from Yale, and attended the University of Texas.  She has won a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Lyndhurst Prize, and a literature award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is a member of the South Carolina Academy of Authors and the Fellowship of Southern Writers. She lives on Sullivan's Island and Johns Island where she reflects on the beauty, traditions and troubled past of the Lowcountry. (Exertion level: Low - sitting, some standing and eating) Reservations required. $100,
Friday, Sept. 20
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Rose Senehi (Catching Fire) at Hot Fish Club. Senehi has added another page-turning environmental thriller to her growing library. With more than twenty fires raging in the North Carolina mountains, how does an emergency response network pushed to the breaking point respond to a fire threatening to devour the mountain communities of Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, Shumont and Bat Cave? Annie Simms, a volunteer firefighter and biologist striving to stave off bat extinction, becomes embroiled in the fight against The Party Rock Fire that started November 5, 2016, and initiated the largest request for mutual aid the state had ever seen. Woven throughout this tale of two firefighters in love, yet, torn apart by swirling suspicions and mistrust, is the story of a family struggling with its past in the frightening present. $30, 843.235.9600 or
2:30 PM - The Press on the Screen Film Series presents "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" (1936) at the Waccamaw Library. See Sept. 6 entry for details. Additional films offered Sept. 27 and Oct. 4, 11, 18 & 25. Free and open to the public,

Friday & Saturday, Sept. 20-21
Gullah Geechee Chamber of Commerce Plans Two-Day Dedication Celebration for Bowley-Tubman Historic Marker. After accomplishing her own escape from enslavement, it was Harriet Tubman's deep love for her family that propelled her to return to Maryland slave territory to rescue enslaved family members in 1849. James Bowley, his baby sister Araminta, and their mother Kessiah (Tubman's niece) were the first people Tubman rescued. Once free, Tubman ensured that James received a coveted education. Denied the right to an education herself, Tubman knew that literacy was its own liberation. Working long hours to pay for James A. Bowley's tuition in a Philadelphia school during the 1850's secured his bright future. After the Civil War, Bowley settled at 231 King Street, Georgetown, SCwhere he worked with newly freed people as a teacher and eventually as Commissioner of 60 Georgetown County Schools. Supported by the Freedman's Bureau and resources raised (money, books, clothing, food and supplies) by Harriet Tubman and her allies in Auburn, NY, Bowley expanded educational opportunities for many in Georgetown. Bowley was eventually elected to the SC House of Representatives and served as chairman of the Ways and Means committee. As a trustee of the University of South Carolina, he opened the doors for Blacks to attend this venerable institution in 1873. Later he published a newspaper (the Georgetown Planet) and became a distinguished Probate Judge. James Bowley's life represents tangible evidence of African American struggles and triumphs for family, freedom, equality, education, justice, self-determination, economic independence and community.
  • Friday, 11 AM - Kate Clifford Larson, PhD, author of "Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet TubmanPortrait of an American Hero" at Georgetown County Library (405 Cleland St.);
  • Saturday, 8 AM - GirlTrek Health Walk through the historic district of Georgetown, SC; Register at;
  • Saturday, 11:30 AM - Bowley-Tubman Historic Marker Dedication at Historic Bowley House (231 King St., Georgetown);
  • Saturday, 12:30 PM - Reception with Dr. Kate Clifford Larson, author; Steve Williams, local author and historian; Kent Hermes, local historian and owner of the Historic Bowley House.
For more information, 843-318-8644 or
Saturday, Sept. 21
9:30 AM-4 PM - Gullah Geechee Junkanoo and Fall Plant Sale at Brookgreen Gardens. Entertainment, tours of Bethea's Garden, demonstrations by sweet grass basket makers and other artisans. Also, choose from hardy "Brookgreen Grown" plants and get fall planting tips from our horticulture staff. BYO-wagon for the plant sale!! Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or
10 AM-12:15 PM - Bike to the Boardwalk. See Sept. 3 entry for details. Also offered Oct. 5 & 26, and Nov. 11 & 25. Free, 843.904.9017 or  
10 AM-3 PM - Experimental Mixed Media Workshop at Pawleys Island Artwith Cindy Silvers features Japanese ink & watercolor on oriental paper, mixed with collage and acrylic mediums. It's all about having fun with the materials. Some experience with watermedia is helpful. Some supplies provided.
10 AM-5 PM - Paint-in with Danny McLaughlin at the Litchfield Exchange (14363 Ocean Highway, behind Applewood House of Pancakes). See Sept. 7 entry for details. Also offered Oct. 5 & 19. $45, 843.235.9600 or
Sunday, Sept. 22
3 PM - Waccamaw Library hosts Leonard Trasande, M.D. , M.P.P, an internationally regarded leader in children's environmental health and author of Sicker, Fatter, Poorer: The Urgent Threat of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals on Our Health and Future (2019). Dr. Transande exposes the chemicals that disrupt our hormone systems and damage our health in irreparable ways. He reveals the environmental causes that have increased neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and ADHD as well as metabolic, reproductive, and immunological diseases, such as diabetes, obesity, and infertility. Sicker, Fatter, Poorer has been called "an incredible tool for business leaders and wellness warriors alike." Dr. Transande is Jim G. Hendrick, M.D. Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Pediatrics at New York University. He has appeared on Today, CNN, NPR, CBS News, and been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. Sponsored by the Friends of the Waccamaw Library (FOWL), the presentation is free and open to all, followed by a book signing,

Monday, Sept. 23
10 AM - FOWL Adult Tech: Computer Orientation SeriesThe third of a five-week series for adults covering basic computer skills and terms, designed for beginners or those seeking some review. This is titled: "Keyboard and Mouse Capabilities." The series continues on Mondays, Sept. 30 & Oct. 7. Register via or 843.545.3363. 

Tuesday, Sept. 24
10-11:50 AM - OLLI@CCU Lecture Series: Hear the life story of local celebrity CCU President David DeCenzo at the Conway Education Center (290 Allied Dr.). Additional program Oct. 1. Free and open to the public, 843.349.5002 or

11 AM-2 PM - FOWL Luncheon & Auction: Carolina Classic. The 29th annual luncheon held by the Friends of the Waccamaw Library to raise funds for books and media and adult programming. Donated household items, handbags, jewelry and accessories irresistibly displayed. Put a table of friends together to bid on these treasures, win fantastic door prizes, and enjoy a delicious luncheon. Tickets are available in the Friends Center. $35 ($20 tax deductible), 843.545.3623 or 
Thursday, Sept. 26
10 AM - WBTW Chief Meteorologist Frank Johnson Explores Hurricane Hugo at the Waccamaw Library. 
This September will be the 30th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo, one of the most devastating storms to hit the South Carolina coast. Hugo was a Cat 4 storm when it made landfall in 1989, causing severe damage all along the Waccamaw Neck. To mark the anniversary, WBTW Chief Meteorologist Frank Johnson will talk about the origins of the storm and follow its path toward South Carolina, as well as Hugo's impacts on the Waccamaw Neck, comparing Hugo to other big hurricanes that have impacted this area. Free and open to the public,
11:30 AM-12:30 PM - HUGO Screening at Waccamaw Library. Watch an hour-long documentary film that examines the hurricane's impact on Georgetown County from the perspective of local residents. Free and open to the public,

10 AM - Friends of the Georgetown Library, in partnership with the Hampton Plantation State Historic Site, presents the first in a special lecture series/special events program at the Georgetown Library auditorium. Outstanding speakers from the Hampton Plantation staff will speak on "Hampton Plantation: Rice Plantation, the Enslaved and Free, and Poetic Inspiration." Free and open to the public, 

1 PM -  Brookgreen 101 presents "The Allstons and the Flaggs of Georgetown County," an hour-long public information program sponsored by the Campbell Center for American Sculpture and held in the Welcome Center Conference Room. Bring your lunch, listen, and learn with us! Additional topics offered Oct. 24, Nov. 21. Free for members and included with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or

Friday, Sept. 27
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Tracy S. Bailey (Riverside Blues, A Gullah Tale) at Kimbel's, Wachesaw. Known for her visionary and impassioned leadership of Freedom Readers, a literacy nonprofit that seeks to instill the love of reading in the next generation, Tracy Bailey has created an unforgettable and emblematic heroine in Mabeline. Born "absent of all God's favor" but destined by the ancestors to "cross over," this young woman travels from her Gullah roots in post-Jim Crow/pre-integration rural South Carolina on a journey of discovery through the 1950s and 60s American South. $30, 843.235.9600 or
1:30 PM - OLLI@CCU and CCU's Department of History presents a War & Society Colloquia with Anna Oldfield on the "Changing Role of Musical Folklore in Azerbaijan" at the Conway Education Center (290 Allied Dr.). Additional programs Oct. 11, Oct. 25 and Nov. 8. Free and open to the public, 843.349.5002 or 
2:30 PM - The Press on the Screen Film Series presents "Five Star Final" (1931) at the Waccamaw Library. See Sept. 6 entry for details. Additional films offered Oct. 4, 11, 18 & 25. free and open to the public,
Friday, Sept. 27- Sunday, Sept. 29
Times vary - 44th Annual Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival at Atalaya Castle in Huntington Beach State Park (16148 Ocean Hwy). Featuring more than 100 of the finest regional artisans, the Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival provides aesthetic beauty against a background of natural beauty. Enjoy fine art, quality crafts and Lowcountry food, along with the musical offerings of several of the area's finest musicians. Fri. (Noon-6 PM), Sat. (10 AM-6 PM) and Sun. (10 AM-5 PM), daily festival admission fee is $10 for each adult. Visitors 15 and younger are admitted free. Park admission is also free. For more information, SCPRT at 803.734.0767 or Huntington Beach State Park, 843.237.4440. 
Monday, Sept. 30
9 AM-12:30 PM - Salt Marsh Photography. Spend a morning with photographer David Fattaleh and Hobcaw Barony staff at the edge of Hobcaw Barony's North Inlet salt marsh. After a short introduction, the group will travel by bus to the marsh to walk along the road and causeway during a king tide provides the unparalleled opportunity to photograph birds, animals and nature that may be visible. (Exertion level: Moderate - standing for long periods and walking long distances) Reservations required. $35,
Monday, Sept. 23
10 AM - FOWL Adult Tech: Computer Orientation Series. The fourth of a five-week series for adults covering basic computer skills and terms, designed for beginners or those seeking some review. This is titled: "Typing and Editing Documents." The series continues on Monday, Oct. 7. Register via or 843.545.3363. 

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.

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 Sept. 8 - Exhibition of "Can't You Sea? | Ocean Plastic ARTifacts" at Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum. Plastic waste and its subsequent pollution of the earth's oceans has drawn increasing attention in recent years. This summer the art museum hopes to expand the conversation with an intriguing and provocative exhibition featuring two-and three-dimensional works by six contemporary artists/activists, along with a companion series of lectures and discussions created to intrigue, educate and invite viewers to examine their own roles in worldwide ocean plastic pollution. A larger-than-life welded-wire outdoor sculpture of an octopus - filled with plastic waste - by North Myrtle Beach artist Jim Swaim was created specifically for this exhibition. It is the first of its kind in Myrtle Beach and was commissioned (appropriately) by the Horry County Solid Waste Authority. Through the summer, a lecture series will be presented at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront; contact the museum for details. Tues.-Sun., 10 AM-4:30 PM, 843.238.2510 or
  • Sept. 8: Pam Longobardi, Georgia State University Professor of Art, artist/activist and founder, Drifters Project 
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

Through Oct. 28 - The National Sculpture Society's 86th Annual Awards Exhibition  displayed in both the Jenniwein and Noble Galleries in the Rainey Sculpture Pavilion at Brookgreen Gardens.The annual juried exhibition of the National Sculpture Society, the oldest professional organization of sculptors in America, presents the work of masters alongside rising stars in American sculpture. Brookgreen Gardens is the only venue for this exhibit. Fifteen awards are presented by the Society along with the popular People's Choice Award, determined by votes of visitors to Brookgreen Gardens. Daily, 9:30 AM-5 PM, free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or

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