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:
  • New at the Waccamaw Branch Library: 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 - Reading Club (all ages). Enjoy some quiet reading time and a snack after school, 3-4 PM.
  • Tuesdays - Minis Art Class (ages 1-5 and their grown-ups), 1:30-2:30 PM.
  • Tuesdays - Lego Robotics Club (ages 7 and up), 3-4 PM. 
  • Wednesdays - Story Time. Your favorite stories, plus finger play, songs, crafts and more, 10:30 AM. 
  • First Wednesday of each month - Art with the Burroughs and Chapin Museum (ages 6 and up). Learn about different artists and styles as you create your own masterpieces! From yarn abstracts to mad-lib medleys, you'll be sure to have a great time   
  • 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month - Read with Canine Angels. Nothing is more relaxing than reading to man's best friend. 
  • Thursdays - Creative Crafts (4th graders and up), 3-4 PM.
  • Fridays - LEGO Free Build, all day all ages! 
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 - Open Gaming & Cooperative game day, ages 10+, 3-6:30 PM.
  • Tuesdays - Open Gaming & Tabletop, ages 10+, 3-6:30 PM.
  • Wednesdays - Open Gaming & Magic the Gathering Day, ages 10+, 3-6:30 PM.
  • Thursdays - Open Gaming & Art Day, 10+, 3-6:30 PM.
  • Fridays - Minecraft Friday, all ages (under 10 accompanied by adult), 2:30-5 PM.
  • Saturdays - Open Gaming, 10+, 11 AM-5 PM. First Saturday each month - Magic the Gathering Draft and competition; Last Saturday each month - Library Game Days, 11 AM-1 PM focus on games for children and families; 1-9 PM focus on games for teens and adults.
Adults at Waccamaw Library - most programs are free, although some require membership. Contact 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.
October Artist at the Waccamaw Library: Members of Chapter 124 of the Colored Pencil Society of America.   Chapter 124 of the CPSA is holding its annual show at the Library again this year. The public is invited to visit the Library and enjoy an array of fine art paintings created by seventeen local members of this CPSA chapter, then choose their favorite and submit their ballot. This event is free and open to the public.  F or more information, dturner@gtcounty.org.
October Photographer at the Waccamaw Library: Sandra Anderson.
Sandra has lived in the South Carolina Lowcountry for more than forty years and has loved capturing the history and beauty of the area. Her interest in photography began as a child with the gift of a "Brownie Hawkeye" camera. She has a special passion for recording the quickly disappearing architecture and historic places that tell the story of the Lowcountry, now being replaced with strip malls and housing developments. Another passion is travel photography, with the opportunity to visit and record images of other cultures and lifestyles.  Sandra is President of the Seacoast Artists Guild, a member of Wacccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild, the Carolinas Nature Photography Association, and the Myrtle Beach Camera Club. Her work is on display at the Georgetown Art Gallery, the Seacoast Artists Gallery, and online at sandraanderson.artistwebsites.com.  F or more  information,  dturner@gtcounty.org. 
Tuesday, Oct. 15
10 AM - FOGL's Tuesdays With ... presents Lee G. Brockington on "Images of America" at the Georgetown Library (405 Cleland St.).  As co-author of the book, Lee will be substituting for Steve Roberts.  Lee will discuss their joint project, the book featuring over 100 photographs and history of the island much loved by so many people. She will share why Steve Roberts felt Pawleys was "the second-best decision" he ever made when he and his wife Cokie began vacationing there, bought a house on the north end, and proudly became a part of this community in Georgetown County.   F ree and open to the public, rwilley1019@gmail.com.
5:30 PM - Mike's Meanderings  at Waccamaw Library Popular director/actor Mike Bivona and his troupe perform three unique short plays/dramatic dialogues to bring live theater to the Waccamaw Neck!   Also offered Oct. 22.  Free and open to the public, dturner@gtcounty.org or www.TheFOWL.org.
Thursday, Oct. 17
10 AM - The Georgetown Library Book Club  will discuss the book  The Alice Network by Kate Quinn at the Georgetown Library.  Copies of the book are available at the Library Front Desk. The Book Club, led by Librarian Patti Burns, is free and open to everyone,  843.545.3388 or  pburns@gtcounty.org.

7 PM - PIFMA: Lords of 52nd Street: Legends of the Billy Joel Band at the Reserve Club. Billy Joel's original band ... they do not need to copy or reinvent the original music, since they are the guys you saw playing at Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, Nassau Coliseum and the countless other venues during those Billy Joel concerts of the 1970's and 1980's! The band is led by Richie Cannata on tenor saxophone, Liberty DeVitto on drums and percussion, and Russell Javors on rhythm guitar. Their collaboration helped change the face of music. They have worked individually with multi-platinum artists, lending their talents to some of the greatest musicians in the world. After 30+ years the band has finally reunited, and haven't missed a step with this mind blowing show.They are New York's favorite band, they sold more than 150 million records, they helped establish Billy Joel's formidable sound and they continue to perform their legendary hits still to this day. Gates open at 6 PM, $30-general admission, $35-reserved, $50-preferred, 843.626.8911 or www.PawleysMusic.com.
Friday, Oct. 18
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: William Rawlings ( The Girl with Kaleidoscope Eyes) at Kimbel's, Wachesaw. A prolific writer of Southern fiction and non-fiction, Rawlings' newest protagonist, John Wesley O'Toole, is a disbarred former attorney, trying to make a new start in life as an art dealer in Savannah, Georgia, after his release from prison. O'Toole is in deep financial trouble and about to lose everything when he is contacted by Abraham Deign, a wealthy businessman who offers him a hefty sum to find a missing painting, and with it, his estranged granddaughter, Lucy. When Lucy's body is discovered in a burned out car near where she and O'Toole were due to meet, he is arrested on a charge of kidnapping and murder. Things go downhill from there...  $30, 843.235.9600 or www.ClassAtPawleys.com.
2-4 PM - The History of the Port of Georgetown. A lecture by Lee G. Brockington is always enlightening! On this occasion she will speak on the history of the third largest estuary on the East Coast, the harbor of the third oldest city in South Carolina, and the oldest lighthouse in SC, completed in 1812. Scheduled to coincide with the Georgetown Wooden Boat Show, this afternoon program at Hobcaw Barony's Discovery Center is offered in coordination with the SC Maritime Museum, host of the Wooden Boat Show. The lecture - intended to enhance your days at the Front Street event in nearby Georgetown - will help you appreciate Native American boat building, the harvesting and processing of colonial naval stores, shipping through centuries of commerce and stories of the lighthouse keepers and threats of hurricanes. (Exertion level: low impact, sitting, some standing) Reservations required. $10, www.HobcawBarony.org.
2:30 PM - The Press on the Screen Film Series  at the Waccamaw Library presents "Ace in the Hole" (1951).  Coastal Observer Editor Charles Swenson introduces classic films from Hollywood's Golden Era (1930s-1940s) depicting newspaper journalists/the media.  Additional film offered Oct. 25 and Nov. 1. Free and open to the public, dturner@gtcounty.org.
7 PM - PIFMA: Shades of Bublé: A Three-Man Tribute to Michael Bublé at the Reserve Club. With three voices singing incredible songs like "Feeling Good," "Moondance," "Come Fly With Me," "Home," "Everything," "Fever," "Save the Last Dance for Me" and many more, Shades of Bublé: A Three-Man brings the swinging standards and pop hits of Michael Bublé to the stage in an unforgettable high-energy concert event. Beginning with an amazing sold-out debut at the end of the 2014-2015 concert season, this act has already begun wowing audiences around the country with exciting harmonies, smooth choreography, and charming good looks. Delivering a set list comprised only of songs recorded or performed live by Michael Bublé, this world-class tribute act honors (but doesn't imitate) the sophistication, retro style, and high-energy fun that Bublé himself brings to his concerts while engaging diehard fans with thrilling new three-part vocal arrangements.  By combining big-band standards from the jazz era, classic hits from the 50s/60s/70s, as well as Billboard chart toppers from today in a high-energy show, Shades of Bublé generates standing ovations from sold-out crowds. Gates open at 6 PM, $35-general admission, $45-reserved, $75-preferred, 843.626.8911 or www.PawleysMusic.com.
Friday & Saturday, Oct. 18 & 19
2-4 PM - "Commander's Tour" at Kaminski House Museum. In honor of the Wooden Boat Show, experience the Commander's Den filled with antique model ships, naval art, and memorabilia from the life and times of Lt. Commander Harold Kaminski. $5, 843-546-7706 or www.KaminskiMuseum.org.

Saturday & Sunday, Oct.  19-20
11 AM - 29th Annual Wooden Boat Show Weekend.  This year's show will feature one of the nation's premier wooden boat exhibits featuring 140 classic wooden boats, a wooden boat building competition, children's model boat building, boat raffles, maritime arts & crafts, food and music. These events will take place on the waterfront and along Front Street in Historic Downtown Georgetown. Money raised through sales and donations will go toward the development of the Harbor Historical Association's maritime museum in Georgetown. In addition to the boat and commercial exhibits, family activities will include a Cardboard Boat Regatta and an Opti Pram regatta featuring the SC Youth Sailing program's fleet of wooden Optis, knot tying with Dan the Knot Man and kid's model boat building. Other activities will be announced closer to the event. Sat., 11 AM-6 PM and Sun., 11 AM-4 PM, free, 843.520.0111 or www.WoodenBoatShow.com.

Saturday, Oct. 19
9 AM-Noon - Household Hazardous Waste & Paper Shredding Event at Waccamaw High School (2412 Kings River Road).  Any paper documents with staples, rubber bands or clips or 3-ring binders will NOT be accepted. The following materials will be accepted: Paint, batteries (alkaline and rechargeable), incandescent bulbs, fluorescent light bulbs, household cleaners, non-commercial pesticides, fertilizers and anything labeled "warning," "poisonous" or "toxic." The Georgetown County Landfill on Highway 51 accepts hazardous waste items during normal business hours Monday through Friday. Medication and ammunition are NOT accepted at this event. Please bring these items to the sheriff's office. Gas, oil, or antifreeze are NOT accepted at this event. Please dispose of these items at your local Recycling Center. Commercial business items will NOT be accepted at this event.  For more information or to  volunteer call:  843.545.3542  or  Stormwater@gtcounty.org.

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. 2 & 16. $45, 843.235.9600 or www.ClassAtPawleys.com.

11 AM-12:30 PM - Sea Turtles 101. Join North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve for an "end of the sea turtle season" interactive life history talk about Loggerhead sea turtles! Free, 843.904.9017 or www.NorthInlet.sc.edu/discovery.

7 PM - PIFMA: Soultown: Tribute to Classic Soul at the Reserve Club. Get ready for an incredible evening of hit after hit after hit of the Greatest Soul Tunes in History! The incredible artists of Soultown will have you thinking you are experiencing a live concert by the Real Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Jackie Wilson, The Four Tops, James Brown, Stevie Wonder & others! Complete with authentic costuming, amazing vocals and harmonies and, of course, the incredible choreography! This high-energy, all-ages show will have the audience dancing in their seats and singing along to every tune! This performance is a tabled event. Reserved Seating is for reserved seat at a table under the tent. Reserved Tickets holders MUST call the Festival offices at 843.626.8911 Ext 701 to reserve tables and seat. You may bring your own picnic and beverages to this event. Join the table decorating competition and you may win a prize. Coolers are allowed but must be placed under the table. Beverages and snacks are available for purchase. Festival Tent is a smoke-free environment, open flames (candles) not permitted. Event held rain or shine. Gates open at 6 PM, $30-general admission, $50-preferred, 843.626.8911 or www.PawleysMusic.com.

Monday-Thursday, Oct. 21-24
Times vary - US 17 Corridor Study Design Charrette  at the Waccamaw Library. An i ntense multi-day design workshop combining public input with a multidisciplinary team of planners, designers, market specialists, and engineers will create detailed designs for various areas in and around the US 17 corridor. The public is invited to drop in anytime, look at the detailed schedule and find a time to participate. The 6 PM pin-up sessions on Wednesday and Thursday will provide the most comprehensive look at the evolving plans. To provide comments online, visit https://wikimapping.com/US17.html or contact Holly Richardson, the County's Project Manager at hrichardson@gtowncounty.org or 843.545.3254.

Monday, Oct. 21
10-11 AM - FOWL Adult Tech Series: Smart Phone Basics  at Waccamaw Library ( DeBordieu Auditorium). Free and open to the public, r egistration not required,  dturner@gtcounty.org or  www.TheFOWL.org.  

10-11:50 AM - OLLI@CCU Lecture Series : Hear the life story of local celebrity Page Kiniry, President and CEO of Brookgreen Gardens at the Litchfield Education Center (14427 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island). Free and open to the public, 843.349.6584 or www.Coastal.edu/olli.
Tuesday, Oct. 22
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Betty Bell Brown ( Pretty Much) at Sea View Inn. A special feast set among the spot-on watercolor portraits of the Sea View Inn's staff painted by the artist-author whose memoir covers more than a century from her mother's birth to her own life today. Clara's boundless energy wasted into frivolity in an era when expectations hemmed her into a life too small to hold her. The prospects for women and what it means to exercise independence have changed a lot over one hundred years, but the struggles of mother and daughter are timeless. Betty Bell Brown explores her mother's life and her own with humor, clarity, and pathos. $30, 843.235.9600 or www.ClassAtPawleys.com.
5:30 PM - Mike's Meanderings  at Waccamaw Library. See Oct. 15 entry for details. Free and open to the public, dturner@gtcounty.org or www.TheFowl.org.
Thursday, Oct. 24
1 PM - Brookgreen 101 presents "Thoughts from Anna Hyatt Huntington in 1932," an hour-long public information program sponsored by the Campbell Center for American Sculpture and held in the Welcome Center Conference Room. Bring your lunch, listen, and learn with us! Additional topic offered Nov. 21. Free for members and included with garden admission, 843.235.6000 or www.Brookgreen.org.
Friday, Oct. 25
10 AM - Below the Radar: Reading/Book-signing  by FBI Detective Writer Dana Ridenour at the Waccamaw Library. Free to attend, dturner@gtcounty.org.

10 AM-12:15 PM - Picnic at the Pond.  North Inlet-Winyah Bay National
Estuarine Research Reserve microscopes will be used to discover what life will be found at the pond! You may bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at our pond shelter.  Free, 843.904.9017 or www.NorthInlet.sc.edu/discovery.

11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Karen White ( The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street) at 21 Main, NMB.  The Christmas spirit is overtaking Tradd Street with a vengeance in this festive new novel in the New York Times  bestselling series by one of our all-time favorite feast authors. Melanie Trenholm should be anticipating Christmas with nothing but joy - after all, it's only the second Christmas she and her husband, Jack, will celebrate with their twin toddlers. But the ongoing excavation of the centuries-old cistern in the garden of her historic Tradd Street home has been a huge millstone, both financially and aesthetically. Local students are thrilled by the possibility of unearthing more Colonial-era artifacts at the cistern, but Melanie is concerned by the ghosts connected to it that have suddenly invaded her life and her house - and at least one of them is definitely not filled with holiday cheer ... And these relics aren't the only precious artifacts for which people are searching. A past adversary is convinced there is a long-lost Revolutionary War treasure buried somewhere on the property Melanie inherited - untold riches rumored to have been brought over from France by the Marquis de Lafayette himself and intended to help the Colonial war effort. It's a treasure literally fit for a king, and there have been whispers throughout history that many have already killed - and died - for it. And now someone will stop at nothing to possess it--even if it means destroying everything Melanie and Jack hold dear. $58 includes book, 843.235.9600 or www.ClassAtPawleys.com.
2:30 PM -  The Press on the Screen Film Series  presents "Keeper of the Flame" (1942) at the Waccamaw Library. See Oct.18 entry for details. Additional film on Nov. 1. Free and open to the public, dturner@gtcounty.org or www.TheFowl.org.
Saturday, Oct. 26
9 AM-3 PM - Painting Workshop with Betsy Jones McDonald at Island Art Gallery. Explore color as you paint along with Betsy. Reservations and deposit required. $85, www.PawleysIslandArt.com.
10 AM-12:15 PM - Bike to the BoardwalkBike 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.  Free, 843.904.9017 or www.NorthInlet.sc.edu/discovery.  Also offered Nov. 11 & 25. Free, 843.904.9017 or  www.NorthInlet.sc.edu/discovery .

11 AM-2 PM - My Sister's Books Customer Appreciation Day. All are welcome to join the staff and featured local authors for a day of fun, food and friends. Free gift with purchase. Authors appearing:  Dana Ridenour,
Sherman Carmichael,  Christine Doran with illustrator Nancy Van Buren, and  Ernest Merchant.  Free and open to the public,  843.235.9618 or  www.MySistersBooks.com .

2-5 PM - Family Fun & Literacy Day. Spend a fun-filled afternoon on the lawn of the Kaminski House Museum as we celebrate literacy with storytelling and readings. The event includes children's games, crafts, pumpkin face creations, a healthy foods tent and a spirited pumpkin patch. Parents must accompany children to be admitted to this event. Free and open to the public, 843.546.7706 or www.KaminskiMuseum.org.

Sunday, Oct. 27
1-5 PM - All the Fixin's...a fundraiser to benefit the All4Paws Spay & Neuter Fund at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach. Food by Paula Deen's Family Kitchen & Pawleys Island Bakery. Local vendors, live music by A Touch of Gray, adoptable animals!  $18/adults, $12/children 12 and under. For tickets, www.All4PawsSC.org  or  vendor and sponsor information, KatieS@a4psc.org.

Monday, Oct. 28
10-11 AM - Adult Tech Series  features "Downloading and Managing Photos" 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.

11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Cassandra King ( Tell Me A Story: My Life with Pat Conroy) at Pine Lakes Country Club, MB. Cassandra King was leading a quiet life as a professor, divorced "Sunday wife" of a preacher, and debut novelist when she met Pat Conroy. Their friendship bloomed into a tentative, long-distance relationship. Pat and Cassandra ultimately married, partly because Pat hated the commute from coastal South Carolina to her native Alabama. It was a union that would last eighteen years, until the beloved literary icon's death from pancreatic cancer in 2016. In this poignant, intimate memoir, the woman he called King Ray looks back at her love affair with a natural-born storyteller whose lust for life was fueled by a passion for literature, food, and the Carolina Lowcountry that was his home. As she reflects on their relationship and the eighteen years they spent together, cut short by Pat's passing at seventy, Cassandra reveals how the marshlands of the South Carolina Lowcountry ultimately cast their spell on her, too, and how she came to understand the convivial, generous, funny, and wounded flesh-and-blood man beneath the legend-her husband, the original Prince of Tides. $58 includes book, 843.235.9600 or www.ClassAtPawleys.com.
1-3 PM - OLLI@CCU Lecture Series on Gullah Geechee Culture and Heritage at the Litchfield Education Center (14427 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island). Topic to be announced. Additional programs Nov. 4, Nov. 11 and Nov. 18. Free and open to the public, 843.349.6584 or www.Coastal.edu/olli.
Thursday, Oct. 31
5-11 PM - Halloween on the Marshwalk in Murrells Inlet. Eat, drink, and be scary! Festivities begin at 5 PM with Trick-or-Treating along the MarshWalk for the kids and the Annual Children's Costume Contest at 6 PM in front of Drunken Jack's. Prizes awarded for the Scariest, Funniest, Most Creative and Best Group costumes. Kids under two will compete for the Awes Applause award. Prizes include trophies, ribbons, and candy bags. Later, join in for grown-up fun with the Adult Costume Contest at 7 PM! Over $4,000 in cash and prizes awarded for the top costumes for Best Duo/Group, Best Individual, Big & Bulky, Murrells Inlet Themed, and People's Choice. Winners announced at 10:30 PM at Bovine's back deck. Pick up your entry card at any restaurant between 7-8:30 PM, then collect stamps from each judging location to enter the contest. Free, details at www.Marshwalk.com or call 843.497.3450.

Friday, Nov. 1
11 AM-1 PM - The Moveable Feast: Litchfield Books (Holiday Gift Book Picks) at Kimbel's, Wachesaw. Join the talented staff of our local indie bookstore for their annual preview of holiday gift recommendations: non-fiction, mysteries and children's books, literature and classics, and current fiction. Gallop through 20 books in 60 minutes for some tips on great reads and good gifts. Advance readers will be given away, but not the endings! $30, 843.235.9600 or www.ClassAtPawleys.com.
2:30 PM - The Press on the Screen Film Series presents "His Girl Friday" (1940) at the Waccamaw Library. See Oct. 18 entry for details. 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). See Oct. 19 entry for details. Also offered Nov. 16. $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..
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.
Sunday-Tuesday, Nov. 3-5
Women's Fall Retreat with Lee Brockington at Sea View Inn. Celebrate history, ecology and sisterhood with local treasure Lee Brockington at "girls camp," eating Gullah meals prepared and served by Gullah women, and learning lessons of time and tide. Talks on the front porch, back porch, deck and dock are complemented by walks on the beach and along the creek to enhance your understanding of Waccamaw Neck history and Pawleys Island ecology. Arrive for Sunday dinner at noon, depart after breakfast on Tuesday. Six meals and gratuities included. $400, double occupancy; $450, single. 843.235.9600 or www.ClassAtPawleys.com.
Monday, Nov. 4
10-11 AM - Adult Tech 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 

1-3 PM - OLLI@CCU Lecture Series on Gullah Geechee Culture and Heritage at the Litchfield Education Center (14427 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island). Topic to be announced. Additional programs Nov. 11 and Nov. 18. Mon., 1-3 PM, 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 (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 www.G eorgetownCountyMuseum.com .

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. Wed., 9 AM-5 PM, $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..
Friday, Nov. 8
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. See Oct. 26 entry for details. Bring your own bike (all terrain tires recommended), helmet, water, snack. Weather permitting. Also offered Nov. 25. Free, 843.904.9017.
1-3 PM  - OLLI@CCU Lecture Series on Gullah Geechee Culture and Heritage at the Litchfield Education Center (14427 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island). Topic to be announced. Additional program Nov. 18. Free and open to the public, 843.349.6584 or www.Coastal.edu/olli.

2 PM - Georgetown's annual Veterans Day Parade . Parade participants will assemble at East Bay Park at 1 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.  

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-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.
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.
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.

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, and definitely by NOVEMBER 15 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.

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.

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

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