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:  linda@classatpawleys.com .
Kids & Families at Waccamaw Library - all programs free.
For more information, contact aking@gtcounty.org or visit:
  • Homework Program Kajeet Smartspot is available to students in 3rd to 8th grades. Need internet at home? The SmartSpot will provide internet access to complete your homework! Parent(s) must check out the SmartSpot from the library!
  • Mondays - Junior FIRST Lego League, 3-4 PM. Non-competitive level of FIRST for ages 6-9.
  • Tuesdays - Minis Art Class, 1:30-2:30 PM. Art for ages 1-5 years old and their grown-ups. 
  • Wednesdays - Story Time, 10:30 AM. Birth to 5 years. Playtime starts at 10 AM.
  • First Wednesday each month, Art Classes with Burroughs & Chapin Art Museum, 3-4:30 PM. Ages 6-12 years old. Pre-registration required.
  • Second & Fourth Wednesdays - Canine Angels, 3-4 PM, All ages. Reading has gone to the dogs! To see the benefits to children of reading to attentive pooches:  www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/186708.
  • Thursdays - Creative Crafts, 3-4 PM. Hands-on entertainment for 4th grade and up.
  • Fridays - LEGO Free Build and ROBLOX, after school, all ages. Everyone's favorite cooperative creation games.
  • First Saturday each month - Manners Club, 10:30 AM-Noon, ages 4-10. Registration required.
Game on! We play a wide variety of family friendly board and card games and always have a great time. Free, ddennis@gtcounty.org. 
  • Mondays-Fridays - Teen RoomOpen Gaming, ages 10+, 2:30-6:30 PM.
  • Maker Mondays - Learn about and use our maker tools like our Glowforge Laser Cutter, 3d Printer, Arduino Circuit Boards, 3d Modelling Software, and Digital Art tablet. Topics will include model making, cosplay, creating pen & ink art, and casting objects of art in home-made molds. 3-5 PM.
  • Tabletop Tuesdays - Learn a new game that can then be checked out from the library and taken home to play, 3-5 PM.
  • Wargame Wednesdays -Blow off steam, hone your cunning, and learn tactical decision making by playing tabletop wargames, 3-5 PM.
  • RPG Thursdays -Explore new worlds in RPGs like Dungeons and Dragons, FATE, Starfinder, Fiasco, and other RPGs that you can check out from the library, 3-5 PM.
  • Minecraft Fridays - Family friendly play. All the games are E-rated, and include titles like Rocket League, Minecraft, Overcooked, Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, Speedrunners, Starwhal, Trials Fusion, and others. All ages welcome (under 10 accompanied by adult), 2:30-5 PM.
  • Saturdays - Open Gaming, under 10 accompanied by adult), 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; 1-5 PM focus on games for teens and adults. Third Saturday All Ages Game Day (Nov. 16, Dec. 21, Jan. 18, Feb. 22, March 21, April 18) - Families are encouraged to come and learn a new game together, and even check out games to take home.  
Adults at Waccamaw Library - most programs are free, although some require membership. Contact dturner@gtcounty.org.
  • Tidelands Camera Club meets on the first Monday each month, 9-11 AM.
  • Waccamaw Genealogy Club meets on the third Monday each month, 9-11:30 AM.
  • Knitting Group meets Mondays, 1-3 PM to knit and crochet with company and share patterns and techniques. Contact Carol Davison at caroldavisonk2tog@yahoo.com.
  • Mah Jongg Club meets Tuesdays, 1-3 PM, bring your set and current card.
November/December Artist at the Waccamaw Library: Joanne Willoughby.    Exhibit by award-winning artist captures light across marshes and surf with pastels, oils, and watercolors.  F or more information, dturner@gtcounty.org.

November/December Photographers at the Waccamaw Library: Roger Doyle & Cherié Barrett.  Roger has been a photography enthusiast since the late 1970s. Since moving to Surfside Beach from Manhattan in 2010, Roger has found a renewed passion for nature photography. He especially enjoys photographing birds and frequently visits local wildlife hot spots like Huntington Beach State Park and Brookgreen Gardens. He has been a member of the Myrtle Beach Region of the Carolinas ' Nature Photography Association (CNPA) since January 2013 and currently serves as one of its Regional Coordinators.  In 2017, Cherié relocated from Massachusetts to North Myrtle Beach, where she is a freelance wedding, sports, and portrait photographer with an abiding love for wildlife and nature.  Her image "Lonely Tree" earned Best of Show honors in the 2018 Winyah Rivers Alliance/Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER competition.  F or more  information,  dturner@gtcounty.org. 
Library Presentations on YouTube ( see the "ongoing" section at the end of the Community Connector ).
Call to Entry: In an effort to help disadvantaged residents of Georgetown County through the Good Friends organization, you are invited and encouraged to participate in the Second Annual PILBA Festival of Wreaths! Get those festive and creative juices flowing by designing a wreath and donating it to the festival, which will be held Wednesday, Nov. 20 - Friday, Nov. 22. All proceeds from the Festival of Wreaths will be donated to Good Friends, a non-profit organization that assists local individuals and families who have exhausted every other means of support. Recipients are chosen by Georgetown County's Department of Social Services and approved by the Good Friends Board of Directors. Available funds are used for one-time needs including food, shelter, medical expenses, transportation, and other similar needs with a limit of a maximum of up to $300 per recipient per year. Let us know you are participating as soon as possible, so we can get you in the program. Wreath drop off will be Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 2-6 PM. To have your wreath picked up, call or text Troi Kaz at 843.455.4523, or Leigh Hope at 843.241.5628.

Friday, Nov. 1
2:30 PM - The Press on the Screen Film Series  presents "His Girl Friday" (1940) at the Waccamaw Library. Coastal Observer Editor Charles Swenson introduces classic films from Hollywood's Golden Era (1930s-1940s) depicting newspaper journalists/the media. Free and open to the public, dturner@gtcounty.org or www.TheFOWL.org.

Saturday, Nov. 2
Early - 9th Annual Historic Georgetown Bridge2Bridge Run, one of coastal South Carolina's premier half-marathons. The 13.1-mile race winds through historic Georgetown, showcasing the area's lowcountry beauty and historic charm. The designated charity is Friendship Place, working to provide people with the opportunity overcome crises and work toward self-sufficiency. For more than 17 years, they have fed the hungry, provided job readiness training, and worked to creatively and cost-effectively meet the unmet needs of the Georgetown County Community. After the run, enjoy the 10th Annual Taste of Georgetown! There will also be a 12k, 5k and Kids Fun Run, visit www.Bridge2BridgeRun.com.
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 Nov. 16 & 30, Dec. 14 & 28. $45, 843.235.9600 or www.ClassAtPawleys.com.
12:30-3 PM - The 10th Annual Taste of Georgetown will raise money for the Family Justice Center (FOJ). More than 20 popular local eateries, including several new restaurants, will participate in the "restaurant crawl" along Front Street in Georgetown. In addition to the food tastings, bands will perform at separate locations along Front Street. Food sample tickets $1 each or 23 for $20 (most food samples cost $3, beverages $2). Advance tickets from the Family Justice Center or during the event onsite. $20 for 23 tickets, 843.546.3926 or www.fjcgtownhorry.org.

5:30-8:30 PM - Brew at the Zoo. This craft beer tasting will feature more than 30 regional and national selections and offers a rare opportunity after-hours to see Brookgreen's Native Wildlife Zoo. Guests receive a signature tasting glass and enjoy a silent auction hosted by The Friends of Brookgreen Gardens. For those who like some friendly competition, two giant Jenga games and two Cornhole games will be set up for play and available for purchase as part of the evening's auction. A variety of food choices will be available from food trucks. Entertainment by the ever-popular Paul Grimshaw Band. Only open to those 21 and over. $40 members, $45 nonmembers, $20 designated drivers, 843.235.6000 or www.brookgreen.org/BrewattheZoo.html.

7 PM - Jazz at the Winyah Auditorium  with Pam Purvis and Dan O'Reilly, Georgetown. $15, www.WinyahAuditorium.org.  

Sunday, Nov. 3
10 AM-6 PM - 20th Annual Surfrider Lip-Rippin' Chilympics Chili Cook-off
will be held at Wicked Tuna (4123 Bus. 17, Murrells Inlet). This annual chili competition will feature categories such as Best Overall, Best Restaurant, People's Choice, Most Original, Best Vegetarian, Best Theme, Best Use of South Carolina Ingredients and Hottest Chili. Cash prizes go to first place winners in each category. Chili samples, beverages and other items will be priced separately. Admission is free and this event is open to the public. There will be a fabulous line-up of live bands. There will also be a kids' area with food, soft drinks, face painting and inflatables, a beer garden featuring craft beers from around the state, and a vendor village with area businesses, nonprofits, as well as arts and crafts. All proceeds from the Lip-Rippin' Chilympics Chili Cook-Off will be used for projects of the Grand Strand Surfrider Foundation, an all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit serving the Grand Strand. Free admission, grandstrand.surfrider.org/event/list/ or mail@surfridergrandstand.org.

Monday, Nov. 4
10-11 AM - Adult Tech Basic Programs Series  present "Computer Orientation Series" - basic computer skills for beginners. Additional programs Nov. 18, 20 & 22.  Register via  dturner@gtcounty.org  or 843.545.3363.

10-11 AM - Adult Tech Special Topic Series   features "Video Entertainment on Your Computer" in the Teen Tech Room at Waccamaw Library.  Seats limited!  To register , use sign-up sheet outside Teen Tech Room, or contact  dturner@gtcounty.org or  843.545.3363.

1-3 PM - OLLI@CCU Lecture Series on Gullah Geechee Culture and Heritage at the Litchfield Education Center (14427 Ocean Hwy). Ray Funnye will speak on "Plantersville Community Center and the Village Project."  Additional programs Nov. 11 & 18. Free and open to the public, 843.349.6584 or www.Coastal.edu/olli.
Thursday, Nov. 5
5:30 PM - First Tuesday Lecture Series at the Georgetown County Museum (address) features  Tommy Graham, Architectural Historian, on  "Secrets in Georgetown Buildings."  This lecture was originally set for Sept. 3, but  rescheduled because of the approach of Hurricane Dorian. Free and open to the public,  843.545.7020  or

Wednesday, Nov. 6
9 AM-5 PM  - Plantation Sportsmen Series: Black River History and Hunting . Wild game and the culture of quail. Join Hobcaw Barony staff on a day-long charter bus trip to see three different locations off of the Barony that offer a glimpse into the lives of plantation sportsmen of the past and present. Gain an understanding of history, ecology, and land management by visiting historic sites, homes, and churches on the Black River north of Georgetown and into Williamsburg County. This program will exhibit a shooting demonstration at Backwoods Quail Club, a large Southern midday dinner as well as a lecture after lunch by Dr. Richard Rankin, author of the recently released When There Were Wild Birds. Rankin, is a historian, hunt club partner and headmaster of a Gastonia, NC school, who has been both hunter and observer while writing of three generations of family members who hunted in the mid to late 20th century as quail declined. This day-long field trip will explore many areas of interest for hunters and non-hunters alike. (Exertion level: moderate impact, sitting, standing for long periods, walking) Reservations required. $125, www.HobcawBarony.org.
Thursday, Nov. 7
10 AM - FOWL 1st Thursday  at Waccamaw Library presents "Soul Food: Mepkin Abbey's Recipe for Healthful, Spiritual Meals."  Father Joe Tedesco, Superior at Mepkin Abbey for Trappist monks in Moncks Corner, SC, will share how he successfully creates meals that entwine physical and spiritual health. Father Joe believes a meal should be a prayerful, communal experience, and describes the benefits-in body and in spirit-of Mepkin Abbey cooking, which consists of a healthful whole-food, plant-based diet. He has collected several of his recipes into a delightful cookbook, Food for Thought: Mepkin Abbey Fare, which will be on sale at the event as well as the savory mushrooms the monks grow on the Abbey grounds!  Free and open to the public, dturner@gtcounty.org or  www.TheFOWL.org .

Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 7-10
8 PM - Swamp Fox Players present "Sylvia" at the Strand Theater (Front Street, Georgetown). Also offered Nov. 14-17. Thurs., Fri., Sat., 8 PM, and Sun., 2:30 PM, $19, 843.527.2924 or www.SwampFoxPlayers.com. 
Friday, Nov. 8
7-10 AM - Brookgreen Gardens Birding ExcursionJoin Hal Vivian, a member and volunteer at Brookgreen Gardens for 25 years and an avid birder. Hal was a member of the Bucks County, Pennsylvania Audubon Society and the Waccamaw Audubon Society where he served as President for 2 years. Bring/bring/wear: hat, sunglasses, closed-toed outdoor style shoes, insect repellant, water & binoculars, birding book. Dress appropriately for the weather conditions. Significant amount of walking. Rain or shine (Rain plan to host birding seminar / lecture under Leonard pavilion or zoo program shed.) Limited to 11 (no children under 12), advance registration required. Also offered Nov. 22.  $10 Members, $25 Non-members, www.Brookgreen.org.

11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Scott Sharpe ( A Wild Eden) at Pastaria 811. A compelling story of a son's journey to understand his father. Insightful and moving, the 2018 South Carolina Novel Prize winner introduces us to a whole family and the history that bonds them. When Jack Parker's estranged father dies, Jack knows one thing: Tom Parker was a good man. But when a group of strangers appears at the funeral, Jack realizes he has more questions than answers about how his father actually lived his life. Jack moves back home to help his ailing mother and continue work on his father's many projects, but soon finds himself at the center of a family maelstrom, worsened by his troubled siblings' lives and continued unearthings of Tom's secrecy. Haunted by hazy nightmares from his youth and driven by guilt, Jack tries to uncover why his father kept such a considerable part of his life from them all. The secrets Jack uncovers might shake the foundation of the refuge he hopes to create. Suddenly thrust into a dangerous world of drug deals and violence, Jack is forced to examine his own brutal limits and those of his father. When finally faced with the truth of his and Tom's past, he realizes that sometimes secrets are best left buried on the river bottom. $30, 843.235.9600 or www.ClassAtPawleys.com.

Saturday, Nov. 9
11 AM-4 PM - Shuckin' for a Cause to benefit Tidelands Community Hospice at Hanser House Restaurant (Hwy. 17, Litchfield). A day of food, fun, music and fellowship for all ages. Live music by Shawn Bilton Band, local vendors, children's acticvities, live auction, food items for sale, cash bar ($3 draft beer), 50/50 raffle (drawing at 3:30 PM; raffle tickets 1/$5 or 5/$20 in advance at the restaurant of Tidelands office). Festival admission $5 for adults, children 10 & younger free with adult. All You Can Eat Oysters (while they last), tickets in advance $30 (includes admission), $35 day of. Contact Barriedel (843.520.7714 at Tidelands Hospice) or Crystal (843.235.3021 at Hanser House).

11:30 AM-3 PM - Murrells Inlet 2020 16th Annual Oyster Roast is a creek-front tradition and a favorite for locals and visitors. Oyster-eaters belly up to the tables at Wicked Tuna for an all-you-can-eat afternoon feast of steamed oysters. A menu of other food items (bbq, dogs, chicken bog, chowder, clams...), beer and soda are separately priced. Live music (rain or shine). Bring an oyster knife or buy one at the roast. Proceeds benefit MI2020.  $36 Early Bird, $42 day of, 843.357.2007.

3-5 PM - CLASS Productions present Jason Ray Welsh in the Kimbel Concert Series at Kimbel Lodge (Hobcaw Barony). Winner of multiple awards from the International Singer Songwriter Association, Welsh is not only a great writer and performer but also an Army veteran who was severely wounded in Iraq (and this IS Veterans Day weekend!). Mission Control Studios will release his new album soon; his first single, "In My Mind," won best new Outlaw Country song. You'll recognize some country-rock favorites, but many are Jason's original compositions. This is the real deal, not a cover band! Light refreshments with iced tea and water will be served (you may bring your own adult beverage, if desired). Indoor concert, seating limited, $20 per person, 843.235.9600 or www.ClassAtPawleys.com.
Monday, Nov. 11
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 Veterans Day. For more information or to make a donation, www.LBF29585.com.
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 Nov. 25. Free, 843.904.9017  or  www.NorthInlet.sc.edu/discovery.

1-3 PM  - OLLI@CCU Lecture Series on Gullah Geechee Culture and Heritage at the Litchfield Education Center (14427 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island) presents "The National Archive Grant" with Scott Bacon, Alli Crandell, and Eric Crawford. Additional program Nov. 18. Free and open to the public, 843.349.6584 or www.Coastal.edu/olli.

4 PM - Georgetown's Annual Veterans Day Parade . Parade participants will assemble at East Bay Park at 3 PM to march as a unit or ride in personal vehicles up Front Street to Wood Street. Participants are responsible for their own banners, flags and signs. To help create some rivalry and friendly competition between the high school bands and ROTC units, a panel of judges will award trophies to the band and ROTC unit that perform the best. All civic clubs, Boy and Girl Scout troops, churches and other organizations are welcome to participate. Local merchants and residents are asked to display American flags, banners and bunting throughout the weekend. 843.546.3745 or paigebsawyer@gmail.com.  

Tuesday, Nov. 12
9:30 AM - The Low Country Herb Society meets at the Waccamaw Library  to hear Carmen Ketron, educator at the MUSC Urban Farm in Charleston. speak about the Farm, the mission of which is to build a healthier community by growing crops and social connections while educating and inspiring people with local, nutritious and delicious food.  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 contact us at the following email address: sclchsnews@gmail.com .
Noon - Brookgreen Gardens Dirt N' Details  lecture series presents the 20th Anniversary of the Holiday Horticulture Exhibit with Viki Richardson, Supervisor of Horticulture Programs and Outreach. Each month members of our horticulture staff, volunteers, as well as outside experts in the field of horticulture and gardening, will provide lectures and/or demonstrations. Bring your lunch to the Frye Classroom in the Welcome Center and enjoy good information on gardening topics. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or www.Brookgreen.org. 

Wednesday, Nov. 13
Noon-1:15 PM - History for Lunch at the SC Maritime Museum (729 Front St., Georgetown) present Jim Spirek, State Underwater Archaeologist (SCIAA) on "Civil War Naval Operations and Shipwrecks in South Carolina." Reservations required, $20 per person ($18 for museum & OLLI members), lunch included, 843.520.0111,  www.scmaritimemuseum.org.

Thursday Nov. 14
10 AM - FOGL presents Hampton History  at the Georgetown Library (405 Cleland St.), in partnership with the Hampton Plantation State Historic Site. Christopher Reid, Park Ranger, will speak on "Archibald Rutledge: His Life and Legacy." Free and open to the public, 843.545.3310.

All Day - Dining for a Cause  at Quigley's Pint and Plate to benefit Miss Ruby's Kids. When you dine at Quigley's, they will donate a portion of the proceeds to the ParentChild+ program.  854.527.0277 or www.missrubyskids.net.

Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 14-17
Times vary - Swamp Fox Players present "Sylvia" at the Strand Theater (Front Street, Georgetown). Thurs., Fri., Sat., 8 PM, and Sun., 2:30 PM, $19, 843.527.2924 or www.SwampFoxPlayers.com .

Friday, Nov. 15
9-11 AM - Mindfulness in the Marsh. High tide is a special time to experience the beauty and unique features of the saltmarsh ecosystem. Join North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve for a morning of mindfulness and guided meditation that draws on the peaceful setting at our marsh boardwalk. Registration required, limited to 14, weather permitting. Free, 843.904.9017 or 
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Mary Whyte ( We The People: Portraits of Veterans in America) at Pawleys Plantation. In concert with her solo exhibition of the same title at Charleston City Gallery (Oct. 25-Dec. 22), acclaimed artist Mary Whyte has captured the essence of what it means to be an American today. In 2010, internationally renowned artist Mary Whyte set out on an inspirational seven-year mission to paint fifty large scale watercolor portraits of current day American veterans. We the People is the resulting remarkable series depicting military veterans of all ages and in all walks of life. Images including a Missouri dairy farmer, Rhode Island lobsterman, Pennsylvania science teacher, South Carolina single mother, and 46 other moving portraits are showcased together - culminating in a timeless portrait of and for the American people. $30, 843.235.9600 or www.ClassAtPawleys.com.
7 PM - Royal South comes to the Winyah Auditorium, Georgetown. $20, www.WinyahAuditorium.org.

Saturday, Nov. 16
10 AM-Noon - Fish Printing. Looking for a homemade holiday gift? Enjoy art at North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve using a method of printmaking that traditionally utilizes fish and sea creatures. Bring your own bag, shirt, hat, etc. Also offered Dec. 20. Free,
843.904.9017  or  www.NorthInlet.sc.edu/discovery .

10 AM-4 PM - Miss Ruby's Kids Kitchen Tour to benefit the families and students being served by Miss Ruby's Kids. Visit homes and a commercial kitchen in Pawleys Plantation, DeBordieu and historic Georgetown. Kitchen Tour registration will be at St. Peter's Lutheran Church (65 Crooked Oak Dr., Pawleys Island) in conjunction with St. Peter's Apple Dumpling Sale. Tickets in advance are $35, 854.527.0277 or www.missrubyskids/net .

10 AM-5 PM - Paint-in with Danny McLaughlin at the Litchfield Exchange (14363 Ocean Highway, behind Applewood House of Pancakes).  See Nov. 2 entry for details. $45, 843.235.9600 or www.ClassAtPawleys.com.

2-8:30 PM - Nights of a Thousand Candles Photography Workshop.  Anne Malarich, who has shot every year of Brookgreen Gardens' NOTC (19 now) and is the photo-author of their book by that name, has organized an amazing workshop that will guarantee beautiful photographs of the holiday displays. Along with David Fattaleh and Jack Eyler (Photoshop & Lightroom expert), the three instructors are donating their time for this fundraiser for Brookgreen to teach you proper exposure, light painting techniques, editing, and photo stacking. Participants will have exclusive entrance into Brookgreen for classroom instruction (2-4 PM, supper provided), followed by one-on-one instruction in the Gardens from 4:30-8:30 PM (to capture twilight to darkness). Bring: camera, tripod, extra batteries, lens, and dress in dark colors to avoid reflections. You will receive a printed handout of all instructions. NO computers needed. Attendance limited to 25, $45 (Brookgreen members), $65 (non-members), reservations on Showclix at  www.Brookgreen.org .  

5:30-7:30 PM - Light Up the Lawn for the Kaminski House Museum's 250th Birthday Party! You are invited to join the Kaminski House as we celebrate the museum's 250th Birthday by flipping the switch to "Light Up the Lawn" for the museum's holiday lighting display for the first time. Dance under our oaks by the Sampit River to the big band sounds of the Andrew Thielen Big Band. Specialty pizzas will be provided by Landolfi's Pizza. All proceeds will benefit the museum's interior restoration project.  $15 adults and children 13 and over, $5 for children 12 and under, 843.546.7706 or www.KaminskiMuseum.org.
Monday, Nov. 18
10 AM - Adult Tech: Basic Programs Series - Learn/review Word (word processing). Additional programs Nov. 20 & 22. Free and open to the public. Register via  dturner@gtcounty.org  or 843.545.3363.

1-3 PM - OLLI@CCU Lecture Series on Gullah Geechee Culture and Heritage at the Litchfield Education Center (14427 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island). Alli Crandell, Eric Crawford, and students from CCU's Athenaeum Press present "How to Get Involved with Preservation Projects." Free and open to the public, 843.349.6584 or www.Coastal.edu/olli.
Tuesday, Nov. 19
10 AM - FOGL's Tuesdays With ... presents Barry Price on "Under a Viral Siege: The 1918 Influenza Pandemic in South Carolina" at the Georgetown Library (405 Cleland St.). Free and open to the public, rwilley1019@gmail.com.

Wednesday, Nov. 20 
10 AM - Adult Tech: Basic Programs Series - Learn/review PowerPoint (presentations).  Additional program Nov. 22. Free and open to the public. Register via  dturner@gtcounty.org  or 843.545.3363.

Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 20-22
10 AM-on - PILBA Festival of Wreaths  to benefit Good Friends! All proceeds from this second annual Festival of Wreaths will be donated to Good Friends, a non-profit organization who assists local individuals and families who have exhausted every other means of support. Recipients are chosen by Georgetown County's Department of Social Services and approved by the Good Friends Board of Directors. Area artists and designers will create and donate wreaths to be included in a silent auction during the Festival. Online bidding starts at 10 AM, Wed., Nov. 20 and continues until the Live Auction at the Wreath Fest party on Friday night, Nov. 22, 6-8 PM. Wreaths will be displayed in the vacant space beside Rustic Table, in the Island Shops, courtesy of Pobuckra Properties. Admission to the Wreath Fest is free to PILBA Members and Contributing Artists. The public is invited to attend: tickets are $20 in advance, $20 at the door and include two beverage tickets. JoinPilba@gmail.com or call event chair Troi Kaz, 843.455.4523.

Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 21-23
Times vary - FOGL Fall Book Sale . Huge selection of hardcovers only $1 each and paperbacks just 50 cents. Thurs., 8:30 AM-7 PM; Fri., 8:30 AM-5:30 PM; Sat., 8:30 AM-2 PM, free to attend,  843.545.3366,
Thursday, Nov. 21
1 PM - Brookgreen 101 presents "Winter Holidays at Brookgreen Plantation," 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! Free for members and included with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or www.Brookgreen.org.

Friday, Nov. 22
7-10 AM -  Brookgreen Gardens Birding Excursion.  See Nov. 8 entry for details.  Fri., 7-10 AM, $10 Members, $25 Non-members,

10 AM - Adult Tech: Basic Programs Series - Learn/review Excel (spreadsheets). Free and open to the public.  Register via  dturner@gtcounty.org  or 843.545.3363.

11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Anne Byrn ( Skillet Love: From Steak to Cake) at Kimbel's, Wachesaw. Beloved by home cooks and professionals alike, the cast iron skillet is one of the most versatile pieces of equipment in your kitchen arsenal. Perfect for every meal of the day, the cast iron pan can be used to cook eggs, sear meat, roast whole dinners, and serve up dessert warm from the oven. Bestselling author Anne Byrn has carefully curated 160 recipes to be made in one simple 12-inch cast iron skillet. These are dishes everyone can enjoy, from appetizers and breads like Easy Garlic Skillet knots to side dishes like Last-Minute Scalloped Potatoes, from brunch favorites to one-pot suppers like Skillet Eggplant Parmesan. And of course, no Anne Byrn cookbook would be complete without her innovative cakes like Georgia Burnt Caramel Cake, cookies like Brown Sugar Skillet Blondies, and pies and other delicious treats. Scattered throughout are fun tidbits about the origin of the cast iron skillet and how to properly season and care for them. The Cake Doctor has crafted an informational, adaptable, and deliciously indispensable guide to skillet recipes the whole family is sure to love.  $30, 843.235.9600 or www.ClassAtPawleys.com.

Saturday, Nov. 23
2-3:30 PM - Brookgreen Gardens Gratitude Walk . Join us as we walk the beautiful Brookgreen Gardens Labryrinth during this season of gratitude. As you approach the busy season ahead, slow down and contemplate the gifts you have received. Breathe deeply and appreciate the richness of life. Enjoy an enriching group walk; feel free to linger at the labryrinth to journal or just enjoy the silence following your walk. Limited golf cart transportation from the Welcome Center to the labryrinth for those who are mobility-challenged. Event may be cancelled for safety reasons, if there is significant rainfall or flooding impacting the labryrinth area prior to on the day of the walk. Wear closed-toed shoes. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or www.Brookgreen.org.
November 23-Jan. 1, 2020 
9:30 AM-5 PM - Brookgreen Holiday Exhibits open daily and during Nights of a Thousand Candles. Two indoor exhibits are beautiful additions to our seasonal celebration and are included in admission. 843.235.6000 or www.Brookgreen.org.
Monday, Nov. 25
10 AM - Adult Tech: Special Topics Series - Basic Internet Safety. Registration not required. Free and open to the public,
dturner@gtcounty.org or 843.545.3363. 
10 AM-12:15 PM - Bike to the Boardwalk. See Nov. 11 entry for details. Bring your own bike (all terrain tires recommended), helmet, water, snack. Weather permitting. Free, 843.904.9017.
Friday, Nov. 29
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Jon Sealy (The Edge of America) at Inlet Affairs. John Sealy, author of The Whiskey Baron, has hit another out of the ballpark! Bobby West is on the edge. As chief financial officer for a Miami holding company and a CIA front, he has over-leveraged his business in the go-go 1980s financial culture. He turns to a deal-with-the-devil money laundering operation with a local gangster, Alexander French -a deal which quickly goes south when $3 million goes missing. Now Mr. French, a group of Cuban exiles, and an Israeli smuggler named Adriana Chekhov are all after Bobby West to pay up. With echoes of Iran-Contra and the Orwellian surveillance state,  The Edge of America is a stunning thriller about greed, power, and the limits of the American dream. $30, 843.235.9600 or www.ClassAtPawleys.com.
Saturday, Nov. 30
Small Business Saturday - Shop Local! Support your area small businesses! 
10 AM-5 PM - Paint-in with Danny McLaughlin at the Litchfield Exchange (14363 Ocean Highway, behind Applewood House of Pancakes).  See Nov. 2 entry for details. Also offered Dec. 14 & 28. $45, 843.235.9600 or www.ClassAtPawleys.com.

6-9 PM - Brookgreen Gardens Nights of a Thousand Candles Preview Benefit features a romantic, exclusive evening. Each year Brookgreen reaches hundreds of students and families with educational programming focused on history, the environment and the arts. Our school programming is correlated to state and national standards, and receives outstanding reviews from teachers who support the efficacy of our hands-on activities in support of their curriculum goals. Your Nights of a Thousand Candles Preview Benefit ticket enables Brookgreen to grow its educational initiatives and encourage lifelong learning. A limited number of tickets will be sold and your ticket price will include beverages (including wine or beer) and heavy hors d'oeuvres, provided by Austin's, Inlet Affairs, and Azalea, will be stationed throughout the gardens. Entertainment. $100 per person, 843.235.6000 or www.Brookgreen.org.
Jan. 24, 2020 - Save the Date! The Friends of the Waccamaw Library (FOWL) will be hosting their Annual Know the Neck ► Come Connect Volunteer Fair in the DeBordieu Colony Auditorium at the Waccamaw Branch Library. Set-up will be from 8:30-10 AM, and the Fair will be from 10 AM-2 PM. More details and participation applications will be available soon. If you have any questions, please email fowlpawleys@gmail.com.

If you missed prior Library Presentations, check out these on YouTube:
  • Tuesdays With....  Lee Brockington's outstanding presentation on "Pawley's Island" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3Xfr6oHk3o
  •   Hampton Plantation Historic Site lecture by Elizabeth Huntsinger Wolf's ("Legends and Lore of Hampton and the Santee") -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQW9vuHMzeg
  •  Hampton Plantation Historic Site lecture with Hannah Marley's on "Hampton History: Rice Plantation, The Enslaved and Free, and Poetic Inspiration" -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6mNou_nCLc   
  • Tim Conroy:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAIei_K7LDE and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJUHme1QbSc&t=285s
  •  Sarah Gardner on the reading habits of Civil War soldiers, both Union and Confederate - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtVormGBj0Q
  • Bill Oberst, Jr. about his creative inspiration, his new show about Ray Bradbury, and how books changed his life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpq4OoOQ2mE&list=PL5amMQXpoj3MkxPC3MnMvdQXZVSJcpXWo and
  • Adam Vines: poet Adam Vines, often pushing the envelope of library appropriateness. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ8CUtmgDUA and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySNnC824mrQ
  • Josephine Humphreys talks about the Lowcountry landscape, recondite history, and family stories that inspire her work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5n38l6qgZs8&list=PL5amMQXpoj3MkxPC3MnMvdQXZVSJcpXWo&index=5
  • Ashely Mace Havird & David Havird share their favorite poems:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTfaXhsEoBo&list=PL5amMQXpoj3MkxPC3MnMvdQXZVSJcpXWo&index=6 and 
  •  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKb6IoUvOi0
  • Daniel Wallace: author of Big Fish and other critically acclaimed novels, is interviewed about his inspiration, how he feels about the reaction to his writing, and future plans. Interviewed at the Waccamaw Library by fellow author (and distant cousin) Daniel Turner. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDj69JxmZiQ
  •  Dr. Kate Clifford Larson's presentation on "Bound for the Promised Land: The Life and Legacy of Harriett Tubman" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkiyFEW0Fh4

  • 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. 

    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:  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.

    Through Nov. 6 - Fluid Art Exhibition at Lakes of Litchfield  - Patricia Tanner Candal, local Fluid artist, has 41 Fluid Art paintings on exhibit. These paintings reflect the outcome of preparing paints for pouring onto a surface, usually canvas, paper or wood. Because of paint density and gravity, the paint moves on its own and can be manipulated to create colorful, interesting, exciting compositions. Proceeds from the sale of Patricia's work will assist in funding her beekeeping and plant medicine work in Nicaragua. To arrange a visit, call Anne Boychuk at 843.360.8380.

    Through Dec. 15 -  Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum hosts
    Georgetown-based artists  Betsy Havens, whose 39 works titled "Congregate"
    explore s people's need to gather in a variety of settings from cafes to street markets and in large congregations of faith, through a series of figurative paintings, and  James Calk, whose 34 works titled "Rhythm & Hues" offers abstract landscapes of brilliant colors in oils that offer a visual representation of the rhythms and tonalities of musical compositions.  Admission is free. Regular gallery hours are from 10 AM-4 PM Tuesday through Saturday and from 1-4 PM Sundays. 843.238.2510 or www.MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org.
    FOWL Community Connector | Friends of Waccamaw Library| |  linda@classatpawleys.com | www.theFOWL.org