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

Dear Friends, 

The Georgetown County Library System  began part of Phase 5 of  their 7-phase re-opening strategy on Monday, July 13, library hours are Monday-Friday, 10 AM-6 PM

Browsing (30 minutes in the adult and young adult stacks), curbside book delivery and  limited access to circulation desks  plus limited access to the adult computer area!
  • Patrons can receive Circulation Desk assistance, and faxing and copying services are available.
  • Thirty (30) minute sessions are available for computers in the adult computer area.
  • Patrons (including children three years of age and older) must wear a face covering if they enter the building. The Library has a limited number to give out.
  • Curbside book delivery is still available.
See the library website and Facebook page for exact working details.
  • Accepting phone calls Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM: 843-545-3623
  • Free WiFi in the Library parking lot, 24/7: Password wifi123!
  • 60-day temporary cards so folks who don't already have a library card can use e-book services.
Also, Waccamaw Library is offering access to its archive of videotaped programs on the Georgetown County Library YouTube channel. These videos will be posted on Tuesdays at 10 AM under  "In Case You Missed It" on the Georgetown County Library Facebook page and also on the FOWL Facebook page. This is a good opportunity to view adult programs and series that you might have missed (or want to see again) from the comfort of your home. Please "like" or comment to increase activity on the Facebook page!  For virtual and online library resources, visit
Join Friends of the Waccamaw Library Facebook page - we now have a virtual Reader's Lounge:  This group brings readers together to talk all things books. Feel free to discuss your favorite books, favorite characters, current reads, and books you can't wait to read. Please be mindful of others and don't spoil the book for someone!

Check out Discus - South Carolina's Virtual Library is the "information place" for all South Carolinians. Discus provides free access to an incredible electronic library 24/7. It provides a large collection of resources from books, magazines and videos.  Resources include tutor com, novelist plus, consumer health, career transitions, opposing viewpoints and many more!  To access: www.scdiscus.org. The Georgetown County public Library website also has a link to Discus.

As we feel our way back into reopening the world while still in the grip of the Covid-19 pandemic, misinformation is rife. V isit   www.VisitGeorge.com
f or nightly updates from the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce. 
For accurate and up-to-date information from the "horse's mouth," about favorite venues, hosting sites, and organizations, please visit their websites:

Avian Conservation Center                www.TheCenterforBirdsofPrey.org 
Brookgreen Gardens                            www.Brookgreen.org 
Burroughs & Chapin Art Museum    www.MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.com 
Chamber of Commerce, Gtn Co        www.VisitGeorge.com  
Coastal Carolina University                 www.Coastal.edu/culturalarts 
Freewoods Farm                                   www.FreewoodsFarm.com                  
Georgetown Business Association    www.GeorgetownSeaport.com    
Georgetown County Museum           www.GeorgetownCountyMuseum.com      
Georgetown County Parks,                 www.GTCounty.org  
   Recreation & Leisure Services       
Georgetown Library System              www.GeorgetownCountyLibrary.sc.gov 
Grand Strand Arts Calendar              www.TheArtsGrandStrand.org
Hampton Plantation                            www.SouthCarolinaParks.com   
Hobcaw Barony                                   www.HobcawBarony.org
Hopsewee Plantation                         www.Hopsewee.com 
Horry County Museum                       www.HorryCountyMuseum.org
Huntington Beach State Park             www.SouthCarolinaParks.com
Kaminski House Museum                   www.KaminskiMuseum.org 
Litchfield Books                                   www.LitchfieldBooks.com
The Moveable Feast                            www.ClassAtPawleys.com
Murrells Inlet 2020                              www.MurrellsInletSC.com
Myrtle Beach State Park                     www.MyrtleBeachSP.com
My Sister's Books                                www.MySistersBooks.com 
North Inlet-Winyah Bay NERR           www.NorthInlet.sc.edu/discovery
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute     www.Coastal.edu/olli
Pat Conroy Literary Center                www.PatConroyLiteraryCenter.org
Pawleys Island/Litchfield                    www.Pilba.org
   Business Association                      
Pawleys Island Festival of                    www.PawleysMusic.com
  Music & Art                                        2020 Season Tickets are on sale now!
The Rice Museum                                www.RiceMuseum.org
Robin McCall's Storehouse Tours       www.StorehouseTours.com 
SC Maritime Museum                         www.SCMaritimeMuseum.org
Sewee Visitor Center                           www.SeweeCenter.fws.gov
Strand Cinema                                       www.StrandCinema.org
Swamp Fox Players                              www.SwampFoxPlayers.com
Theatre of the Republic                      www.TheatreOfTheRepublic.com
Visitors Center, Gtn Co                         www.VisitGeorge.com
Friends of Waccamaw Neck Library  www.TheFOWL.org    
Winyah Rivers Foundation                   www.WinyahRivers.org

This newsletter: 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 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:  linda@classatpawleys.com .
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Kids & Families at Waccamaw Library 
The new boat desk in the children's area of the Waccamaw Neck Branch Library needs a name! Submit your idea by email (aking@gtcounty.org), mail (41 St. Paul Place, Pawleys Island, SC 29585), or phone (843.545.3349). Tell us your idea, your name and your contact info. If your boat name is chosen, you will win the honor of seeing your clever idea on the desk for years to come AND a $10 Chick-fil-A gift card.

Outstanding virtual programs for kids and families have been developed for Waccamaw and Georgetown libraries.  For more information, visit:

Adult Programs
NEW: Georgetown Library Presents "DigiBridge" in July & August
Live Talks Showcase Facets of Georgetown County History and Culture
Beginning on Tuesday, July 21 at 2 PM, the Georgetown County Library System (GCLS) will broadcast live a series of ten humanities lectures by local specialists who will explore various elements of Georgetown County's deep and diverse history and culture. Because of COVID-19 concerns, library meeting rooms are currently closed to public gatherings. The "DigiBridge" online presentations will provide engaging educational content for library patrons and community members during this time, while also enabling folks to contribute to real-time Q&A sessions following each presentation through Facebook Live. All presentations will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 PM in July and August, and will be free and openly available to the public online on the Georgetown County Library Facebook page. To view the presentations live, go to the Georgetown County Library Facebook page at the scheduled date and time: https://www.facebook.com/Georgetown-County-Library-103748677057/?ref=bookmarks You do not have to have a Facebook account to watch the presentations on the Georgetown County Library Facebook page. In addition, if you miss one of the presentations on Facebook Live, all ten presentation will also be made available for viewing afterwards on the Georgetown County Library YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-slNZZqPfl14nl7-faVD9Q?view_as=subscriber
The DigiBridge lecture series is sponsored by a $7,500 Bridge Grant from South Carolina Humanities, www.schumanities.org . Funding for the Bridge Grants has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan. GCLS Director Dwight McInvaill said, "We are indeed grateful for the stalwart support of SC Humanities. This generous grant has enabled us to continue our humanities programming throughout our mainly rural, diverse, and small-town county." The grant is designed to engage independent scholars who are very knowledgeable about Georgetown County's special local heritage. The scheduled presenters include a host of respected names, who will speak to a rich range of subjects including the area's Gullah heritage, maritime history, ghostlore, a notable female indigo planter, and several important African American voices.
The full schedule of ten presentations is as follows:
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2 PM: Elizabeth Huntsinger, "Georgetown Historic Ghostlore"
  • Thursday, July 23, 2 PM: Steve Williams, "'Stony the Road We Trod': Twelve Notable Black Georgetonians"
  • Thursday, July 30, 2 PM: Vanessa Greene, "A Continuum of Spirits: A Pictorial Presentation of Gullah Life in Georgetown County"
  • Tuesday, August 4, 2 PM: Vennie Deas Moore, "Traveling the Historic Waters of Georgetown's Winyah Bay"
  • Thursday, August 6, 2 PM: Justin McIntyre, "The History of the Battleship USS South Carolina, America's First Dreadnought"
  • Tuesday, August 11, 2 PM: Marilyn Hemingway, "Continuing the March for Social and Economic Justice in Georgetown County"
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2 PM: Zenobia Washington Harper, "The Gullah Dream Keeper"
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2 PM: Bud Hill, "Indigo Girl Eliza Lucas Pinckney: One of the Most Influential Women in American History"
  • Thursday, August 20, 2 PM: Laura Herriott, "The History of Wilma's Cottage on Sandy Island"
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2 PM or Thursday, August 27, 2 PMDedric Bonds: "The Legacy of Georgetown's Committee for African American History Observances (CAAHO)"
It's not too late to join the Adult Summer Reading program!  Do you like reading? Bingo? Chick - fil - A? If you answered yes, play the  Summer Reading Bingo Game for a chance to win a Chick - Fil - A Gift Card!  Challenging and rewarding! To get your copy of the Adult Summer Reading packet,  call the Waccamaw Neck Library (843.545.3623) to request the download instructions or a hardcopy of the packet  to pick it up the next time you visit. OR email kcorey@gtcounty.org or mallen@gtcounty.org to request a digital reading packet.  The completed reading card must be submitted by  Monday, August 17, by 5 PM  to enter in a raffle for a Chick - fil - A gift card . In addition to the raffle, when you turn in your bingo card with your design, you will receive a customized bookmark charm! 

Music from a piano concert by Tom Santopietro. Note: Each link is a different song. These can only be watched via Facebook :

For prior programs presented by FOWL at the Waccamaw Library and by FOGL at the Georgetown Library, check out our YouTube listings at

A list of prior French Film Festival movies and how they can be accessed to view or re-view has been prepared by Steve Tipps and shared by Dan Turner. For the complete listing, contact dturner@gtcounty.org.

CALENDAR OF COMMUNITY EVENTS 

Missing your Friends Center  bargain books and fabulous seasonal gifts?! FOWL has the solution! Visit our new online store, select from among the many gently used, cleaned, and so reasonably priced books and/or the great gifts available, pay securely with your credit card, and within TWO days, your items will be available for pick-up at Art Works in the Litchfield Exchange (see below). Pick-up (and curbside delivery) available Monday through Saturday, 10 AM-2 PM. If you opt for curbside service, please call 843.235.9600 when you are in the parking lot at the Exchange. Here's your Friends Center shopping site: 

We would like to draw your attention to the newly stocked shelves of "Bargain Books to Benefit FOWL" at the Litchfield Exchange (14363 Ocean Highway behind Applewood House of Pancakes).  By now your book supply should be running low! Browse through organized hardcovers ($1) and paperbacks (50 cents) and find recent releases and older treasures you always meant to read.  Your donations can be placed in the envelopes provided and slipped under the door of Art Works (if no one is on duty). The traditional FOWL Annual Book Sale in July has been postponed until the fall; it will be combined with the Holiday Book Sale on Nov. 12-15. Details soon.  

Wednesday, July 15
10 AM-6 PM - Pick up your materials kit for Make Your Own Pottery,
the Virtual Archaeology program sponsored by FOWL, at the Waccamaw Neck Branch Library. Facebook Live program times on Friday, July 17. Kits also available Thursday, July 16. aking@gtcounty.org

1 PM - Gullah Geechee Salone-Mania  at Brookgreen Gardens. The 50-minute interactive program held at the Wall Lowcountry Center is both entertaining and educational. An interactive, cultural game show informs viewers about the rice culture lived and passed down by Gullah Geechee people of the southeastern coastal United States and its connections with Salone (Sierra Leone, West Africa). Each guest becomes a "contestant" who will answer questions about Gullah Geechee people, songs, history, culture, foods, and trivia. Free with garden admission. Limited seating, reservations required.  Also offered July 22 & 29, Aug. 5, 12, 19 & 26. 843.235.6049 or  www.Brookgreen.org.  

1-3 PM - Roses and Rosé on the Bay:  Want to spice up your floral arrangements? Come to Hobcaw House lawn and learn the art of waxing roses and other flowers with the Hobcaw Barony horticulturist. A demonstration of waxing flowers will help to enhance any arrangement. Bring flowers from your own gardens should you wish to try waxing them. As the program winds down, participants will have the opportunity to sip rosé under the oaks and veranda of Hobcaw House while taking in the breathtaking views of the bay. The Hobcaw Barony Coordinator of Adult Education will also be on-hand to give a history of Hobcaw House. Participants will drive their own car to Hobcaw House. Please dress for the weather, bugs and outdoor terrain. It is suggested to bring sunscreen, bug spray and water. (Exertion level: Moderate, standing outside)  Also offered July 22 & 29 reservations required, $20,  www.HobcawBarony.org.  

2:30-4:00 PM - Wild Wednesday: Turtle Party at Hobcaw Barony via Zoom!  Celebrate turtles - both land and sea - by examining turtle shells, playing an educational game, and making a craft. Recommended for ages 6 and up.  $5 per child, r eservations required, www.HobcawBarony.org. 

Thursday, July 16
10 AM-6 PM - Pick up your materials kit for Make Your Own Pottery,  
the Virtual Archaeology program sponsored by FOWL, at the Waccamaw Neck Branch Library. Facebook Live program times on Friday, July 17. Kits also available Thursday, July 16. aking@gtcounty.org

1-3 PM - Teas at the Tea Terrace:  Ever wanted to know how easy it is to make homemade herbal teas and infused waters? Join Hobcaw Barony's Horticulture staff at the Victory Garden at Bellefield Plantation and learn of the different types of herbs and plants that can be used to make refreshing and delicious teas and water. Discussion will also expand to learn which plants and herbs are wonderful hosts for butterflies and hummingbirds. Afterwards, participants will travel to Hobcaw House lawn via car caravan to sample teas and infused water. There will also be a sampling of many different plants for use. Participants will drive their own car to the Victory Garden. Please dress for the weather, bugs and outdoor terrain. It is suggested to bring sunscreen, bug spray and water. (Exertion level: Moderate, standing outside) Also offered July 23 & 30, reservations required, $20, www.HobcawBarony.org.

Friday, July 17
10 AM - Make Your Own Pottery,  a Waccamaw Neck Summer Reading + SCDNR Facebook Program: Ages 10 and under.  Pick up your materials kit on Wednesday, July 15 or Thursday, July 16 at the Waccamaw Neck Branch Library between 10 AM-6 PM. aking@gtcounty.org

11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: R. Marc Davison (Beach House Card Tricks) and John Mathis (Poetry from a Southern Heart at Kimbel's, Wachesaw.  Join us for a "two-fer to stimulate your right and left brain"! Every family has one - a magician, a card trickster - might be Dad, might be a favorite uncle or your younger sister. And now you have JUST the ticket for any gift-giving opportunity: Marc Davison's Beach House and More ... Beach House Card Tricks. Thoroughly researched and beautifully packaged, these two volumes provide hours upon rainy hours of enjoyment at the beach, in the mountains, during virus quarantine or hurricane evacuation. And if YOU are the card shark, amaze your kids, grands, nieces & nephews with mind-boggling impromptu card tricks at family get-togethers. Marc will share the fascinating history uncovered during his research and review of hundreds of sources dating to the 1800s. Then we'll shift gears and give "Johnny" Mathis the microphone for a sampling of Poetry from a Southern Heart, his collection of works written for all life's occasions - celebratory, sad, loving and mad - in his unique and accessible voice. Whether a send-off to a retiring colleague or achievement of a niece's Sweet Sixteen, the narrative of a hunting trip gone wackily wrong or a love gone miraculously right, Mathis has "journaled" his life in rhyme and free verse for the past seven decades - and the published collection is a dream come true. Temperatures taken on entrance, face covering required through presentation and booksigning, gloves/hand sanitizers available, tables socially distanced and restricted to five per 10-top, $30, 843.235.9600 or www.ClassAtPawleys.com. 

3 PM - Make Your Own Pottery,  a Waccamaw Neck Summer Reading + SCDNR Facebook Program: Ages 11 and up.  Pick up your materials kit on Wednesday, July 15 or Thursday, July 16 at the Waccamaw Neck Branch Library between 10 AM-6 PM. aking@gtcounty.org

Saturday, July 18
4-5 PM - Saturdays with Marshall: Live-steamed online concert featuring singer/songwriter Marshall Chapman from the Rice Museum in Georgetown. Watch on Facebook: Log in to Facebook; search for "marshallchapmanmusic"; go to that page and click on the July 18 event; re-load page to try again. 843.546.7423 or www.RiceMuseum.org.

Tuesday, July 21
2 PM - DigiBridge presents Elizabeth Huntsinger, "Georgetown Historic Ghostlore. To view the presentation live, go to  https://www.facebook.com/Georgetown-County-Library-103748677057/?ref=bookmarks   You do not have to have a Facebook account to watch the presentations on the Georgetown County Library Facebook page.  The presentation will also be made available for viewing afterwards on the Georgetown County Library YouTube page:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-slNZZqPfl14nl7-faVD9Q?view_as=subscriber

Wednesday, July 22
1 PM - Gullah Geechee Salone-Mania at Brookgreen Gardens. See July 15 entry for details. Free with garden admission. Limited seating, reservations required. Also offered July 29, Aug. 5, 12, 19 & 26. 843.235.6049 or www.Brookgreen.org. 

1-3 PM - Roses and Rosé on the Bay: See July 15 entry for details. Also offered July 29reservations required, $20,www.HobcawBarony.org. 

2:30-4 PM - Family Fun: Ghosts from the Coast at Hobcaw Barony via Zoom!  From silly superstitions to scary stories, learn the Lowcountry legends of The Grey Man, Alice, plat-eyes, and hags! Discover who created these stories and why they have lasted. This storytelling program prepares kids of all ages for their own Lowcountry experiences! Recommended for ages 10 and up.  $5 per person, r eservations required, www.HobcawBarony.org .

Thursday, July 23
1-3 PM - Teas at the Tea Terrace:  See July 16 entry for details. Also offered July 30, reservations required, $20,  www.HobcawBarony.org.

2 PM - DigiBridge  presents  Steve Williams, "'Stony the Road We Trod': Twelve Notable Black Georgetonians."  To view the presentation live, go to  https://www.facebook.com/Georgetown-County-Library-103748677057/?ref=bookmarks   You do not have to have a Facebook account to watch the presentations on the Georgetown County Library Facebook page.  The presentation will also be made available for viewing afterwards on the Georgetown County Library YouTube page:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-slNZZqPfl14nl7-faVD9Q?view_as=subscriber

Friday, July 24
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Ron Wing/James Robert Fuller ( Myrtle Beach Crime Thrillers ) at Inlet Affairs.  After a career designing and implementing computer systems in upstate New York and North Carolina, the Wing family moved to Surfside Beach where they've lived since 1998 and where Ron has written and published 18 novels! Some retirement! His Bay Hollow Thriller series for young adults follows the exploits of two boys ages 10 through 18 in 13 novels. His Myrtle Beach Crime Thriller series follows two unconventional FBI agents as they are assigned to the worst of the worst crimes along the Grand Strand. With the fifth novel in this series to be released this fall, we catch up with the agents in The Combo , charged with protecting the President of the U.S. on a stump visit to Myrtle Beach. Not only is a foreign-hired assassin waiting to kill the President but also a drug cartel hit-squad has been sent to off the two FBI agents. High crimes and high times await! Temperatures taken on entrance, face covering required through presentation and booksigning, gloves/hand sanitizers available, tables socially distanced and restricted to five per 10-top, $30, 843.235.9600 or www.ClassAtPawleys.com. 

Saturday, July 25
10 AM-5 PM - Celebrate "Winter Down Under"  at the air-conditioned Litchfield Exchange. Join Art Works artists and CLASS authors and instructors for a day-long art/book fair. With tables safely distanced in the atrium of the Exchange,  face masks required , handwipes and gloves available, we will hold this "Christmas in July" substitute event! Many of Art Works' 20 exhibiting artists have been very creative during the pandemic, and CLASS Publishing has added 7 books to its completed works. In addition, CLASS Learning Division instructors will demonstrate their planned fall classes and register students. It will be a good time to sign up for Moveable Feasts as well. Individually packaged refreshments will be provided throughout the day, along with musical entertainment. Tickets for great raffle items (Schwinn Bicycle, Yard Yahtzee, Book Basket, Art Basket) are $5 each or 5 chances for $20 (proceeds to benefit John's mission).  Admission to the Fair is free (your face mask is your ticket!). If you don't have one, you may purchase one for $10 ($5 of which gets you one raffle ticket, as well as the mask). For more information, 843.235.9600 or linda@classatpawleys.com. 

10 AM-5 PM - Paint-in with Danny McLaughlin   at the Litchfield Exchange.  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 and spaced for safety; bring art supplies, face mask, and easel, if needed. Offered alternate weeks, space is limited.  Also offered Aug. 8 & 22.  $50, 843.235.9600 or www.ClassAtPawleys.com. 

Wednesday, July 29
1 PM - Gullah Geechee Salone-Mania  at Brookgreen Gardens. See July 15 entry for details.  F ree with garden admission.  Limited seating, reservations required. Also offered Aug. 5, 12, 19 & 26. 843.235.6049 or  www.Brookgreen.org.  

1-3 PM - Roses and Rosé on the Bay:  See July 15 entry for details. R eservations required, $20,  www.HobcawBarony.org.  

Thursday, July 30
1-3 PM - Teas at the Tea Terrace: S ee July 16 entry for details.
Reservations required, $20,  www.HobcawBarony.org.

2 PM - DigiBridge  presents   Vanessa Greene, "A Continuum of Spirits: A Pictorial Presentation of Gullah Life in Georgetown County." To view the presentation live, go to  https://www.facebook.com/Georgetown-County-Library-103748677057/?ref=bookmarks   You do not have to have a Facebook account to watch the presentations on the Georgetown County Library Facebook page.  The presentation will also be made available for viewing afterwards on the Georgetown County Library YouTube page:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-slNZZqPfl14nl7-faVD9Q?view_as=subscriber

Thursday, July 30-Aug. 6
1-4 PM - Fused Glass Holiday Ornaments Workshop with Suz! Mole at CLASS in the Litchfield Exchange. A colorful and fun workshop designed for all levels of students, no experience necessary, no glass cutting required. Suz! Mole has been creating colorful fused glass gift items for more than 25 years. Suz! loves creating and collaborating with students. There are always a few surprises up her sleeve! Check out her website: https://suzislandart.com/. This two-week workshop is limited to 8 students (masked and distanced), $120 (plus a materials fee payable directly to Suz!), registration required, 843.235.9600 or www.ClassAtPawleys.com.

Tuesday, Aug. 4
2 PM - DigiBridge  presents  Vennie Deas Moore, "Traveling the Historic Waters of Georgetown's Winyah Bay."  To view the presentation live, go to  https://www.facebook.com/Georgetown-County-Library-103748677057/?ref=bookmarks   You do not have to have a Facebook account to watch the presentations on the Georgetown County Library Facebook page.  The presentation will also be made available for viewing afterwards on the Georgetown County Library YouTube page:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-slNZZqPfl14nl7-faVD9Q?view_as=subscriber

Wednesday, Aug. 5
1 PM - Gullah Geechee Salone-Mania  at Brookgreen Gardens. See July 15 entry for details.  F ree with garden admission.  Limited seating, reservations required. Also offered Aug. 12, 19 & 26. 843.235.6049 or  www.Brookgreen.org.  

Thursday, Aug. 6
2 PM - DigiBridge  presents Justin McIntyre, "The History of the Battleship USS South Carolina, America's First Dreadnought."  To view the presentation live, go to  https://www.facebook.com/Georgetown-County-Library-103748677057/?ref=bookmarks   You do not have to have a Facebook account to watch the presentations on the Georgetown County Library Facebook page.  The presentation will also be made available for viewing afterwards on the Georgetown County Library YouTube page https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-slNZZqPfl14nl7-faVD9Q?view_as=subscriber

Friday, Aug. 7
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Kathleen Rigby (Fighting Lions with Loo Rolls) at Kimbel's, Wachesaw.  Recently reviewed in Sasee Magazine as a "must read," Rigby's memoir paints the picture of a young couple's move to Kenya to teach. The stories about raising their children in East Africa through the 1980s invite the reader to experience Kenya through her own eyes and her own intense experiences. In a poignant collection of treasured memories of a rapidly changing country and its people, the book brings to life Kenya from those days, full of eccentric European settlers, the African people and the magnificent, wild land with its traditions and roots, awesome beauty and space, extraordinary people and resplendent animals. The author skillfully weaves this fascinating narrative about her adventures with her beloved family in this very different world of Kenya, portraying the good, the bad, the humorous, and the sad. It is a work of love for family, for Kenya, for nature and the amazing world we live in - and, of course, all of its dangers, difficulties, and differences. Since the author lived next to the Nairobi National Park, her stories are vividly alive with the wonder of the wildlife and nature around them. She also includes exotic tales of splendid safaris in other game parks. These accounts are so unique, quirky and compelling that they could only happen in Africa, invoking the magic and splendor of life on that continent.  Temperatures taken on entrance, face covering required through presentation and booksigning, gloves/hand sanitizers available, tables socially distanced and restricted to five per 10-top,  $30, 843.235.9600 or  www.ClassAtPawleys.com.  

Saturday, Aug. 8
10 AM-5 PM - Paint-in with Danny McLaughlin   at the Litchfield Exchange.  See July 25 entry for details. Tables and chairs provided and spaced for safety; bring art supplies, face mask, and easel, if needed. Offered alternate weeks, space is limited.  Also offered Aug. 22.  $50, 843.235.9600 or www.ClassAtPawleys.com. 

Tuesday, Aug. 11
2 PM - DigiBridge  presents  Marilyn Hemingway, "Continuing the March for Social and Economic Justice in Georgetown County."  To view the presentation live, go to  https://www.facebook.com/Georgetown-County-Library-103748677057/?ref=bookmarks   You do not have to have a Facebook account to watch the presentations on the Georgetown County Library Facebook page.  The presentation will also be made available for viewing afterwards on the Georgetown County Library YouTube page:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-slNZZqPfl14nl7-faVD9Q?view_as=subscriber  

Wednesday, Aug. 12
1 PM - Gullah Geechee Salone-Mania  at Brookgreen Gardens. See July 15 entry for details.  F ree with garden admission.  Limited seating, reservations required. Also offered Aug. 19 & 26. 843.235.6049 or  www.Brookgreen.org.  

Thursday, Aug. 13
2 PM - DigiBridge  presents   Zenobia Washington Harper, "The Gullah Dream Keeper." To view the presentation live, go to  https://www.facebook.com/Georgetown-County-Library-103748677057/?ref=bookmarks   You do not have to have a Facebook account to watch the presentations on the Georgetown County Library Facebook page.  The presentation will also be made available for viewing afterwards on the Georgetown County Library YouTube page:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-slNZZqPfl14nl7-faVD9Q?view_as=subscriber

Friday, Aug. 14 
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Michael Allen ( From Tee to Shining Tee ) at Pawleys Plantation.  Over the years many people have played various Top 100 lists of golf courses. In 2013, Mike and Marilyn Allen decided to tackle their own unique bucket list. Not only did they want to play all the golf courses on   Golf Digest's   Top 100 Public Ranking, they wanted to play every public course that had ever been on any of their previous rankings as well.   Golf Digest   started their Top 100 Public Courses in America rankings in 2003. This obviously meant that were 100 courses to play, but since the magazine releases a new list every two years, new courses are added as others are removed. In 2005, for example, 16 new courses were added so there were now 116 golf courses to be tackled. This continued every two years, so by the time the Allen's embarked on their ambitious journey to play them all, the total had reached 157 courses. When their bucket list quest was completed in November, 2018, they had played every one of the 194 public courses currently available for play. This quest took them to 49 states but more importantly, it took them on the journey of a lifetime. This book is about the many adventures they experienced on this golf crusade that took six years to complete. It is about Discovering America, One Golf Course at a Time. All book sale proceeds will benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation to empower active duty service members, veterans and military spouses in the fields of healthcare, business, public service, STEM, education, and the humanities. Temperatures taken on entrance, face covering required through presentation and booksigning, gloves/hand sanitizers available, tables socially distanced and restricted to five per 10-top, $30, 843.235.9600 or www.ClassAtPawleys.com. 

ONGOING!
Renew Your FOWL Membership Online:  Being a FOWL Member is so easy! You can now renew your membership on the FOWL website at www.theFOWL.org . 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.
 
FOWL Community Book Donations:  Friends of Waccamaw Library  volunteers receive the donated books, categorize them, and deliver to them to a number of literacy-based and social-service nonprofits in the Waccamaw Neck Community.
Recent book recipients have been Freedom Readers, DSS offices, Friends of Arnett AME foster children, Waccamaw Recreation Center, and Habitat Restore.  You can help us make a difference in our community by cleaning out your shelves of children's books and donating them to FOWL for this worthy cause.

Please Complete the 2020 Census to Help Our Community
The mission of the Friends of the Waccamaw Library is to support the library.  FOWL urges you to complete the 2020 Census to help us in our mission.  Federal and state funding relies on census data to allocate resources for libraries, school meal programsMedicare and Medicaid, public transportation, education, recreation, and so many other important programs that are critical to our quality of life.  If SC citizens don't complete the 2020 Census, it will appear that our population has decreased, so funding to these vital programs will be decreased! We could lose our 7th seat in Congress (gained after the 2010 census revealed sufficient growth to add a seat). Send this plea to all of your social network and take the 10 minutes to access and complete the 2020 Census online: www.2020census.gov or call 1.844.330.2020.

A Plea for Help from Freewoods Farm:  Freewoods Farm  in Burgess (9515 Freewoods Road off U.S. 707) is the only African-American historical living farm museum in the United States, devoted to recognizing and perpetuating the contributions of African-American farmers.  Due to the Coronavirus, the main source of funding - events, weddings, tours, etc. - for Freewoods Farm has dried up. It's planting time and there are expenses: cost of fertilizer, seed, labor, animal feed, insurance, etc. No mechanized machinery is used. Though they have applied for Federal loans/grants, they have heard nothing.  President O'Neal Smalls is requesting financial help. If you can, please send a check  payable to: Freewoods Foundation and mail to O'Neal Smalls, President, 900 Veterans Road, Columbia, SC 29209. Freewoods is a 501(c)(3) foundation and your contribution is tax deductible. For more information, visit  www.FreewoodsFarm.com

Through July 26 - "Recent Acquisitions" in the Jennewein Gallery at Brookgreen Gardens.  Recent Acquisitions will include works added to the Brookgreen Gardens collection since 2018. These include objects from the collections of the National Sculpture Society, the family of Leonda Finke, Tuck and Janice Langland, Peggy McNeil, the family of Nathaniel Kaz, and more great artwork and historic objects. Free with Garden admission, 843.235.6000 or www.Brookgreen.org. 

Through July 29 - "In Your Face" exhibit by Esther Sharp at the Rice Museum (633 Front St., Georgetown).  Commissioned portraits available by appointment:  11" x 14" - $349;  16" x 20" - $495.  Revenue from all sales goes to support the Rice Museum.
843.546.7423 or www.RiceMuseum.org.
 
Through Summer - Open Air Tours of Hobcaw Barony.  On this 8-mile open air tour, participants will get the opportunity to drive in their own vehicles to forage new grounds at the Barony. First stop of the tour is to Friendfield Village, an African American village, once home to 100 slaves and lived in by black employees until 1952. This in-depth tour is a more comprehensive exploration of Friendfield on foot, going through the cabins and the 19th century church. Hobcaw Barony has a unique chance to interpret history at the site, as gleaned from documents, photographs, oral histories and visits from former residents to learn the history of each location. Next, participants will follow the docent in their own cars to the pier at Hobcaw House to learn of the history of the house, family, and it's visitors. Exterior sites of exploration are: Pier, piazza, doll house, laundry, power house, gas pump, and smokehouse. Please note, on this portion of the tour, there will be no interior visits of the buildings. (Exertion level: High impact, walking on uneven terrain and standing for long periods)
This program is weather dependent. It will be cancelled should inclement weather occur. Participants will need to dress for the weather and insects, wear light weight long sleeves and pants, as well as comfortable shoes. Participants may want to bring: hat, sunscreen, bug spray and water.  Automobiles driving down Hobcaw Road must be able to navigate rustic roads of sand and dirt. Reservations required, face coverings are encouraged. Monday-Friday, 10 AM-Noon, $18 per person, limited to 10. www.HobcawBarony.org.

Through Sept. 12 -  Brookgreen Gardens  presents Bruce Munro's Southern Light exhibit. The i nternationally known artist brings his spectacular large-scale light sculptures to the gardens, allowing visitors to literally see the gardens in a new light.  The exhibit features seven works of art in light and mixed media, each designed specifically for the natural garden rooms where they will be installed. The illuminated installations will consist of tens of thousands of components. Wednesdays-Saturdays through September 12, 8-11 PM, members ($20 adult, $12 - children 4-12) and non-members ($25 adult, $15 - children 4-12), 843.235.6000 or www.Brookgreen.org.
 
Cultural events on the Grand Strand  - Check out this updated nonprofit website:  www.TheArtsGrandStrand.org ,   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. For health reasons, John is seeking a dedicated person or group to take the reins of this valuable website and continue to provide timely information about the quality cultural offerings along the Grand Strand. He estimates the time commitment at 3-5 hours per week. If you are interested, please contact him at  jmorken27@gmail.com.

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