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

Dear Friends, 

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

Browsing (30 minutes in the adult and young adult and children 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, 10 AM-6 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!

As we feel our way back into reopening the world while still in the grip of the Covid-19 pandemic, misinformation is rife. 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  
CLASS (Fall Art Courses)                     www.ClassAtPawleys.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
Pat Conroy Literary Center                www.PatConroyLiteraryCenter.org
Pawleys Island/Litchfield                    www.JoinPilba.com 
   Business Association                     
Pawleys Island Festival of                   www.PawleysMusic.com
  Music & Art                                        2020 Season has been postponed to 2021
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.
www.thefowl.org
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
Waccamaw Library FOWL resumes "First Thursdays" on Sept. 3: 
Because of COVID-19 concerns, library meeting rooms are currently closed to public gatherings; as a result, the Fall 2020 1st Thursday Series will feature virtual presentations. Online presentations will provide engaging educational content for library patrons and community members during this time, while enabling folks to contribute to real-time Q&A sessions following each presentation by commenting on Facebook Live.

All 1st Thursday events begin at 10 AM on the first Thursday of the month (i.e., September 3, October 1, November 5, and December 3), and are free and openly available to the public online. 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. 

If you miss a presentation on Facebook Live, all four presentations 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 schedule of presentations is as follows:
  • Sept. 3: Tracy S. Bailey, PhD, "The Inspiring Stories Behind Writing Riverside Blues, A Gullah Tale"
  • Oct. 1: Jennifer Berry Hawes, "The Unfinished Story of the Emanuel AME Church Shooting: The Journey to Grace"
  • Nov. 5: Shawn Bingham, Ph.D., "The Bohemian South: Creating Countercultures from Poe to Punk"
  • Dec. 3: Marjorie J. Spruill, Ph.D., South Carolina Women and the Right to Vote: 100 Years after the 19th Amendment in S.C."
For prior programs presented by FOWL at the Waccamaw Library and by FOGL at the Georgetown Library, check out our YouTube listings at
If you missed any of the DigiBridge presentations, all ten are available for viewing on the Georgetown County Library YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-slNZZqPfl14nl7-faVD9Q?view_as=subscriber
Please note: Even if you do not have a Facebook account, you can still go to the Library Facebook page and watch the presentations live.

CALENDAR OF COMMUNITY EVENTS 

Missing your Friends Center bargain books and fabulous seasonal gifts?! FOWL has the solution! Though the Friends Center is not open for browsing, a number of devoted volunteers have arranged to staff the pick-up site at the library during specific hours. 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 you will be notified when your items will be available for pick-up during specific hours at the library. Here's your Friends Center shopping site: https://thefriendscenter.square.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; we hope it will be possible to combine it with the Holiday Book Sale on Nov. 12-15. More to come.

Tuesday, Sept. 1
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, Sept. 2
6 PM - Swamp Fox Players audition for "O' Hear the Angel's Voices" at Strand Theater (710 Front St., Georgetown - park in the rear parking lot, enter through the stage door). The show, a Christmas musical inspired by a true story, is directed by Joe Ford. Performance dates, Dec. 3-13. We will be taking temperature and are asking that masks be worn for auditions, we also will have social distancing for auditions. Face shields will be available for rehearsals, temperatures will be taken prior to each rehearsal and performance. With this being live theater, the performances will take place with no face protections. Cast Members Needed (some non-singing roles): 5 adult men, 5 adult women, 9 children (5 - 14 years old) or children who look these ages, Tenor to sing one solo only (O' Holy Night). Audition material will be provided. If you have a song you wish to audition with, feel free to bring the prerecorded music with you. If you have questions, please contact Joe Ford by email at
ford55tbird@aol.com.

Thursday, Sept. 3
10 AM - FOWL 1st Thursday resumes with a livestreamed virtual presentation by Tracy S. Bailey, PhD: "The Inspiring Stories Behind Writing 
Riverside Blues, A Gullah Tale.Tracy S. Bailey will talk about what inspired her to write her first novel featuring 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 rural South Carolina on a voyage of discovery through the 1950s-1960s American South. A Georgetown native, Dr. Bailey is Founder/CEO of Freedom Readers, a literacy nonprofit that instills the love of reading in the next generation. She served as a Neiman Fellowship Affiliate at Harvard University and her fiction was nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize. 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.  If you miss a presentation on Facebook Live, all four presentations will also be made available for viewing afterwards on the Georgetown County Library YouTube page:

Saturday, Sept. 5
8 AM-1 PM - FOGL Book Sale at the Georgetown Farmers Market (Screven St. across from Old Court House). Saturdays through September, the Friends of the Georgetown Library will have a book table at the Georgetown Farmers Market. The variety and quality of books that we have at our Fall and Spring Book Sales will be there, but obviously not the quantity.  Each week we'll provide a different selection from the large number of books that we have accumulated since our last book sale in November 2019. And as usual, our prices will be: hardbacks, $1; paper-backs, $.50; coffee table books, $2; and antiquarian and rare books, $3.00.

10 AM-3 PM - Waccamaw Neck Arts Alliance members exhibit at the Old Town Hall on Pawleys Island (323 Myrtle Avenue). While the exhibit is open daily, Monday-Saturday (10 AM-3 PM), a Labor Day weekend special features CLASS Publishing's new publication Sandy Island ... forever (with artwork by Maura Kenny and photography by Anne Swift Malarich and other local photographers), as well as Robert "Mac" McAlister's Pawleys Island: An Old Man's Love Story, Tracy Bailey's Riverside Blues: A Gullah Tale, and Tanya Ackerman's Pawleys Island: Chasing the Light and 2021 Chasing the Light Calendars. Free to visit and enjoy your talented neighbors!

Noon-4:30 PM - Two art exhibits open at Brookgreen Gardens: The "McKenzie Beach Memories - Art by Natalie Daise" exhibit will be in Learning Lab One (directly across from the Program Shed) through Oct. 15, and can be viewed by only five guests at a time. Those who pay attention as they are driving on Highway 17 in the Pawleys Island area may have noticed the ruins of an old motel behind a fence and a street sign saying "Old Beach Road." That is what is left of McKenzie Beach, once a popular and well-known vacation resort. But what made it important then was that it was a beach for African-Americans at a time when direct access to the Atlantic oceanfront in the Jim Crow South was extremely limited. The exhibit is made up of paintings that have been used as the illustrations for the book McKenzie Beach Memories, published by CLASS Publishing and available in September. The "Gratitude" fabric arts exhibit by Cookie Washington of Goose Creek, SC, will be in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium through Nov. 26, and can be viewed by only 10 guests at a time. It will showcase creations from throughout her career that exemplify the power and resilience of the human spirit.  Her project themes have included African American history, spirituality, portraits, and music. The exhibits may only be viewed by visitors wearing facial coverings, and they will be provided. Daily, Noon-4:30 PM, free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or www.BrookgreenGardens.org.

2-4 PM - The Rice Museum (633 Front St., Georgetown) presents "By Hand - A Show of New Paintings by Natalie Daise" through Sept. 26, with a Meet & Greet on Sept. 10 from 2-4 PM. Face masks required; social distancing in effect. Free and open to the public, 843.546.7423 or www.RiceMuseum.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 8
9:30 AM - Low Country Herb Society will meet via Zoom. Speaker is Sue Maklary from the Inlet Culinary Gardens, Murrells Inlet. For Zoom invitation, contact sclchsnews@gmail.com. 

Noon-1 PM - How to Get Started in Bee Keeping at Brookgreen Gardens (Lowcountry Center Auditorium). Are you interested in keeping honeybees? Come learn from Ben Powell, state Apiculturist with Clemson University. He will show you the steps you should take to begin a successful operation. Free with garden admission but seating is limited to 25. Please contact Viki Richardson to reserve your seat at 843.979.6083.

Thursday, Sept. 10
2-4 PM - Meet & Greet Natalie Daise at the Rice Museum and enjoy her exhibit "By Hand." Free and open to the public, 843.546.7423 or www.RiceMuseum.org.

Friday, Sept. 11
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Ron Sardanopoli (Leap of Trust) at Pawleys Plantation. Fittingly, we'll have a first responder from the infamous 9/11 present on this 9/11! Ron Sardanopoli paints a vivid picture as he personally experiences a decade of a poverty stricken South Bronx, New York City communities, during the 1970s. While these communities are being burned down to the ground, politicians and senior leaders are overwhelmed and confused, unable to find a resolution, while people are suffering from oppressive social conditions. Amidst these surroundings resonates a thrilling inspirational boxing story filled with history as a youth's perseverance and plight in the face of the gritty background of poverty, burning apartment buildings, jobless tenants, homelessness, street gangs, and crime. A story about a youth, born and raised in a specific time and place, who is searching for a way to break away from these conditions. This inspirational story in the face of social poverty is a true story. Ron also enters the charged lives of human beings in the sport of boxing, for whom it really is life. Face covering required through presentation and booksigning, gloves/hand sanitizers available, tables socially distanced and restricted to six per 10-top. $30, 843.235.9600 or www.ClassAtPawleys.com.

10-11 AM - Archaeology at Brookgreen Gardens. Please join David Palmer, Ph.D. as he talks about the Historical Archaeology program at Coastal Carolina University, which has partnered with Brookgreen Gardens since 2015. Learn more about the 19th century Brookgreen Plantation, particularly information about the lives of the Captive Africans who lived and labored here. In this talk, Palmer will review project goals and findings from prior seasons and give a preliminary report on the 2020 field season. Free with garden admission but reservations are required. Limit of 25 attendees. Call Viki Richardson at 843.979.6083 to reserve your seat.

Saturday, Sept. 12
8 AM-1 PM - FOGL Book Sale at the Georgetown Farmers Market. See Sept. 5 entry for details.

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. Offered alternate weeks, space is limited.Tables and chairs provided and spaced for safety; bring art supplies, face mask, and easel, if needed. Also offered Sept. 26, Oct. 10 & 24. $50, 843.235.9600 or www.ClassAtPawleys.com. 

Mondays, Sept. 14-Oct. 19
11-11:40 AM - CLASS (Community Learning About Special Subjects) offers a 6-week Mantra Monday Zooms with Lisa Rosof. Lisa Rosof, M.A., I.A.Y.T., is a psychotherapist and certified yoga therapist who brought her eclectic blend of body/mind/spirit practices to the lowcountry for the past 25 years. She is currently an adjunct instructor of psychology and yoga at USC-Salkehatchie but still seeks to share virtually new insights with students everywhere. Utilizing free Zoom technology, you will join Lisa in her space from your space to explore sacred healing mantras/metta. $100, 843.235.9600 or www.ClassAtPawleys.com. 

Tuesday, Sept. 15
2-3:30 PM - Grand Strand Healthy Pond Series, intended for pond owners and HOA/POA representatives, presents: Understanding Stormwater Pond Design to Inform Management. It will provide interactive workshops for pond owners to learn from experts, discuss with community members, and share stormwater pond management solutions. The first session in this series will be a virtual workshop, with opportunities for interaction. The Healthy Pond Series is hosted by the North Inlet - Winyah Bay NERRClemson Cooperative Extension and the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium. Free, space is limited, registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grand-strand-healthy-pond-series-pond-design-tickets-115092972178 or call Maeve Snyder at 843.904.9034 or msnyder@baruch.sc.edu.

Friday, Sept. 18 
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Lina Maslo (Through the Wardrobe) at Ocean One. An author and illustrator with a Degree in Art from New College of Florida, Lina was born in Ukraine and came to the US at the age of five. She authored and illustrated her first book, Free as a Bird: The Story of Malala, published by Balzer+Bray of HarperCollins, which was a Literary Guild Selection, as well as a 2019 CCBC Choice and winner of the Living the Dream Book Award. Her new book Through the Wardrobe: How C.S. Lewis Created Narnia was released in the midst of the pandemic; The Moveable Feast will be her first opportunity to share the story. This lyrical nonfiction picture book about the inspired life of C. S. Lewis is a great prequel to Patti Callahan Henry's Becoming Mrs. Lewis. As a child Lewis imagined heroic animals, knights in armor, a faraway land, but as he grew up, he found the real world was not as just as the one in his imagination. So he created a world of fauns and queens and a lion named Aslan. A world of battles between good and evil where people learned courage and love and forgiveness-the magical realm called Narnia, a kingdom that would change his life and that of children the world over. $30, 843.235.9600 or www.ClassAtPawleys.com. 
 
Saturday, Sept. 19
9:30 AM-4 PM - Brookgreen Gardens' third Gullah Geechee Junkanoo Festival in the Wall Lowcountry Center. A Masquerade and Cultural Celebration, the event will feature music, children's crafts, informational sessions, and cultural demonstrations. Dress is colorful, casual, or Afro-centric. Junkanoo, a Bahamian festival of costumes, music, dance, and a celebration of freedom, traditionally held on New Year's Day.  Gullah Geechee culture is related to Bahamian and other cultures of the African Diaspora.  Brookgreen's Gullah Geechee Junkanoo Festival celebrates heritage and fall harvests. In an homage to the brightly colored and festival carnival masks usually worn for Junkanoo, we invite you to creatively make your own face mask or decorate and wear a disposable face mask in a festive theme!  Disposable masks will be available at the festival.  Health safety can be fun! Entertainment, tours of Bethea's Garden, demonstrations by sweet grass basket makers and other artisans.
The health and safety of our members, guests, staff and volunteers is our top priority. Like many public venues, we are asking our guests to observe social distancing guidelines and based on recommendations from SCDHEC and the CDC, we strongly recommend that our guests wear a mask or comparable face covering to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while in the gardens in close proximity to others. In compliance with Georgetown County Emergency Ordinance 20-33, masks should always be used in any interior spaces, including public restrooms. Free with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or www.Brookgreen.org

Thursday, Sept 24-Sunday, Sept. 27
8 PM - Swamp Fox Players present "Independence Day at Happy Meadows," directed by Lee Padgett, at The Strand Theater (710 Front St., Georgetown). Imagine a comedy that blends TV's "The Golden Girls" with the institutional setting of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." That's a glimpse of what's ahead for the Swamp Fox Players with Laura King's
Independence Day at Happy Meadows. Thurs.- Sat., 8 PM, Sun., 2:30 PM. 
We will only be seating in every other row and there will be three (3) seats between each party.  There will be no intermission. The show's run time is 90 minutes. Also offered Oct. 1-4. $18, 843.527.2924, 1 for reservations or www.SwampFoxPlayers.com. 

Friday, Sept. 25
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Carole O'Neill (The Truth Series) at Kimbel's, Wachesaw. The Truth Series follows television journalist Samantha Scott and her team as they try to solve cold case mysteries. O'Neill's former career as a television producer/director/writer allows her to navigate through the assignments from personal experiences. The first, Hidden Truth, takes place in the little village of Onset, near the bridge to Cape Cod. During the forties, people frequented the dance hall on Saturday nights to see Tommy Dorsey or Guy Lombardo. After a young girl from Boston spent the evening dancing, she left with a local and they found her body in a cranberry bog five days later in the next town. He was placed on trial, but without DNA evidence, was acquitted. When Samantha Scott buys a Victorian cottage in the village, she discovers evidence buried on her property and begins to work with cold case detectives. The second, Shameful Truth, takes place in Aberfan, Wales. In 1966 a coal mine slide destroyed a village and elementary school, killing 116 children. For thirty years after the 70-day tribunal concluded the party responsible, the facts were sequestered from Britain. This is the story of Gaynor Madgewick. She was eight years old when she became one of ten survivors. Her sister and brother were not among them. O'Neill interviewed her and her family, as well as many of the people in the village, for a documentary that aired in Boston. The third, Taylor's Truth, takes place along the Grand Strand, from Myrtle Beach to McClellanville. When nineteen-year-old Taylor Caldwell arrives in Myrtle Beach on spring break, she has no idea she won't be returning with her class. Taylor's Truth is based on the author's recent work with the South Carolina Task Force on Human Trafficking. $30, 843.235.9600 or www.ClassAtPawleys.com. 

Saturday, Sept. 26
10 AM-5 PM - Paint-in with Danny McLaughlin at the Litchfield Exchange.  See Sept. 12 entry for details. Also offered Oct. 10 and Oct. 24.  $50, 843.235.9600 or www.ClassAtPawleys.com. 

7 PM - SC Environmental Law Project (SCELP) celebrates the 11th Annual Wild Side at Kaminski House Museum. The featured speaker is South Carolina's own Robert Ariail, an award-winning editorial cartoonist and three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, who poignantly, regularly and brilliantly communicates about our most pressing environmental challenges. There are several ways to actually and virtually participate in the event by attending or livestreaming the event (You'll see highlights of the program, including remarks from Robert Ariail and SCELP Executive Director Amy Armstrong, a rollicking set by the talented one-man blues band Ben Prestage as well as other special announcements), silent auction (register online, start bidding on Sept. 19), and/or write the winning cartoon caption. For more information on table reservations or donations, www.scelp.org or 843.527.0078 or debbie@scelp.org.

Monday, Sept. 28
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Johnny Ford, Ron & Natalie Daise (McKenzie Beach Memories) at Austin's Harvest, Brookgreen Gardens. Johnny L. Ford recounted a special summer memory to Ron and Natalie who in turn wrote and painted the story of his connection to the property on Ocean Highway in Pawleys. Ruins of an old motel are all that's left of a well-known vacation resort for African Americans from a time when direct access to the Atlantic oceanfront in the Jim Crow South was extremely limited. Natalie's vibrant illustrations and Ron's sonorous voice bring Johnny's story to life. The original paintings can be viewed in the Wall Lowcountry Center's Learning Lab 1 from Sept. 5 through Oct. 15.  $30 for BG members; $45 for non-members, 843.235.9600 or www.ClassAtPawleys.com. 
We will only be seating in every other row
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 Annual 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.

Through Sept. 12 - Brookgreen Gardens presents Bruce Munro's Southern Light exhibit. The internationally 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.

Through Oct. 25 - Brookgreen Gardens presents the National Sculpture Society 87th Annual Awards Exhibition in the Jennewein Gallery (Rainey Pavilion). The extraordinary annual juried exhibition, by 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 through Sunday, October 25, 9:30 AM- 5 PM, included with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or www.Brookgreen.org. 

Robin McCall's Storehouse Tours offers a series of day trips this fall, including:
Sept. 17 - Behind the Scenes at the Charleston Museum
Sept. 24 - Boat Trip to Fort Sumter
Oct. 8 - Santee Cooper Pinopolis Lock Boat Tour
Oct. 23 - The Hunley and Citadel Dress Parade
Nov. 5 - Charleston Carriage Ride and Charleston Market
Nov. 12 - Southport, N.C. and Fort Fisher Aquarium
Dec. 3 - Rosewood Manor
Dec. 15 - Mepkin Abbey Creche Festival

plus two extended trips to the Grand Hotel - Mackinac Island (Oct. 11-19, passport required) and to visit our nation's capitol during the holiday season (Dec. 6-9). For more information, visit www.StorehouseTours.com or 843.235.2966 or robininpi@gmail.com

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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