* BRUNSWICK ARTS COUNCIL, seeks performers and volunteers for annual Charles Dickens Christmas Festival Nov. 30-Dec. 1 in Southport, N.C. Meet 6-8 p.m. June 28 or 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (1-3 p.m. for auditions) June 30. at Brunswick Community College Odell Williamson Auditorium in Supply, N.C. 910-371-2641 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DANCE JAM PARTIES, for adults 8-11 p.m. on last Friday monthly, next on June 29, with a lesson and food and beverages, at By the Sea Dance-Fitness-Music, 1145 Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach. $10. 800-299-9050 or www.bytheseadance.com.
DANCELINK USA. Weekly dances: Tuesdays, beginner shag 6:30 p.m., and intermediate 7:30 p.m., each $10 at DanceLink USA studio, 109 Cedar Ave., North Myrtle Beach; and Wednesdays, country couples beginner 6:30 p.m. and intermediate 7 p.m., each $7 at Surfside Bowl Entertainment Center Brick House Lounge, 510 U.S. 17 Business N., Surfside Beach. 281-1102 or www.dancelinkusa.com.
GRAND STRAND STRUTTERS, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. 215-0141.
GRAND STRAND USA DANCE, CHAPTER 6024, ballroom classes Mondays at Trinity United Methodist Church, 706 14th Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach: beginners 6 p.m., intermediate 7 p.m., $7 members, otherwise $9. 283-0007 or 602-7197. Next social ballroom dance, 7-10 p.m. July 28 at Myrtle Beach Base Recreation Center, includes dance lesson by Sandra Lucas-Hyde, with music by The Music Machine. Bring dish to share; beverages supplied; singles welcome; $7 members, otherwise $10. 808-3397 or www.usadancegrandstrand.org.
LET’S DANCE, 5221 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. Weekly classes such as Sculpt & Stretch, Zumba, Latin dancing and dance teacher training. Fees vary. 997-2300 or www.letsdancemb.com.
LINE DANCING CLASSES:
• Beginner and easy intermediate, 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays at The Marlin, 614 Atlantic Ave., Garden City Beach, across from Kroger side entrance. $3. 450-4299.
• Beginners 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays and high beginner/easy intermediate 6-8 p.m. Mondays at Dick Johnson Civic Center, on Pine Drive in Surfside Beach, behind town hall. $3 each. Also, “Absolute Beginners” starting soon; class size limited. 651-4603.
• “Beginner Line Dance Class every Thursday 10:30-noon at the Surfside Beach Civic Center. High beginner/easy intermediate class on Monday nights 6-8 also at the Civic Center. 651-4603.
• Intermediate, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays at Dick Johnson Civic Center, on Pine Drive in Surfside Beach, behind town hall. $3. 455-0442 or email email@example.com.
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH CLASSES, all at J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road: square stepping 11:15 a.m. Thursdays ($3); Zumba 10:10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays ($4 each); clogging for beginners 5 p.m. and intermediate/advance 6 p.m. Mondays ($8 each, or pay by month); Grand Strand Ballroom Club Practice Parties noon Wednesdays ($5 single, $7 couples); Let’s Salsa 7 p.m. Wednesdays ($10 single, $15 couple); Tango Society 8 p.m. Wednesdays ($10 single, $15 couple); “Tuesday Shag” 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays ($10); shag lessons for beginners 6 p.m. and beginners plus 7 p.m. Thursdays; Grand Strand Ballroom Club 11 a.m. Mondays ($10 single $15 couple); and line dancing 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays ($4 each). 280-5570 or parks.nmb.us.
RJR BALLROOM CO., weekly dance events include 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Sundays at Senor Frog’s at Broadway at the Beach. $10 cover. 808-1634, www.dancemyrtlebeach.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAND DOLLAR SQUARES AND ROUND DANCE CLUB, Western-style square dances 7-9 p.m. Mondays at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach; $5. 236-9909.
SHAG LESSONS, Wednesdays: 2 p.m. intermediate, 3 p.m. beginners, $4 each, at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N. Myrtle Beach. 222-6600.
“WINE DANCING”, led by Wanda and Jim York, 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays through June at Silver Coast Winery, 6680 Barbeque Road, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., for $5 each. Details at 910-287-4243, 732-470-8612 or Wandafull1@hotmail.com; or winery: 910-287-2800 or www.silvercoastwinery.com.
“ZUMBA WITH LINDA C.”, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays-Fridays, and Zumba toning 10:45-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, at Surfside Bowl Center’s Brick House Lounge, 510 U.S. 17 Business N., Surfside Beach. $5 per class. 655-0839 or www.zumbawithlindac.com.
“FUN IN THE SUN CHEER AND DANCE CLINIC” with the Carolina Panthers TopCats, 10 a.m.-noon June 23 in Myrtle Beach’s Valor Memorial Garden. $35; register at Dolce Lusso Salon and Spa, 3050 Howard Ave., Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common, or at www.dolcelusso.com. Details at 980-875-0559 or email email@example.com.
* ITALIAN FESTIVAL, by Sons of Italy Lodge 2662 of Socastee, celebrating 20th anniversary, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. July 7-8 outside Inlet Square mall in Murrells Inlet. 902-7469, 421-6419, www.sonsofitalymb.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LA BELLE AMIE VINEYARD, 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, just west of North Myrtle Beach Middle School. Frequent festivals on Saturdays, including Music at the Vineyard noon-6 p.m. Saturday, with Paul Grimshaw performing until 4 p.m.; free.. 399-9463 or www.labelleamie.com.
ART CLASSES, in paint or pastel and charcoal, taught 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Fridays by Stuart Fleishman at North Myrtle Beach’s J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road; $85 for four classes, or $25 per class; 213-1037.
CINEMARK SPECIAL EVENTS, at Cinemark at Coastal Grand mall in Myrtle Beach: “The Tempest” 7 p.m. Thursday, “DCI” tour premiere 6:30 p.m. Monday, and opera “Le Conte Ory” 6:30 p.m. June 29, each $18 adults, $17 seniors/students, $16 children. 839-3225.
• Myrtle Beach Car Club: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at NASCAR Speedpark, 1820 21st Ave. N. Extension, Myrtle Beach; and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 23 at Sticky Fingers, 4200 U.S. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach. 215-3849 or 742-9802.
GRAND STRAND MODEL RAILROADERS INC., club site, in Myrtle Beach mall, three doors from Bass Pro Shops, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres, 4-7 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. Free. 297-7162 or 293-4386.
FREE MOVIES IN PARKS:
• “Movies Under the Stars, 9 p.m. Wednesdays through August in Myrtle Beach’s Valor Memorial Garden, on Farrow Parkway, at The Market Common. 839-3500 or www.marketcommonmb.com.
• “Movies at McLean,” 15 minutes after sunset on second Friday monthly through October, in North Myrtle Beach’s McLean Park, 93 Oak Drive, south of Main Street, between First and Second avenues south. 280-5570, ext. 1.
• “Movies in the Park,” dusk on second and fourth Fridays in July and August in Conway’s Riverfront Park, on Elm Street. 248-1740 or www.conwayparksandrecreation.com
PALMETTO STREET ROLLERGIRLS, flat-track derby league. Next bout : “Cruel Summer Invitational” July 7 at Fun Warehouse, on S.C. 544, between Surfside Beach and Socastee. www.palmettostaterollergirls.com or email email@example.com.
Admission varies by site.
• Dream Land Skating Arena, 4475 Privetts Road, east of U.S. 701, north of Conway; open Tuesdays and Thursdays-Sundays; details at 369-2055 or www.dreamlandskatingarena.com.
• Fun Warehouse Family Fun Center, 2349 Dick Pond Road (S.C. 544), between Socastee and Surfside Beach, a half-mile east of U.S. 17 Bypass; open daily; 748-0302 or www.funwarehousemb.com.
Prices, times vary by site, program.
ALABAMA THEATRE, at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach. “One the New Show” at 7:30 p.m. almost daily, and guest concerts such as Kenny Rogers July 13, and Temptations (with founding member Otis Williams) and Four Tops July 20. 272-1111, 800-342-2262 or www.alabama-theatre.com.
“ALOHA Y’ALL” Hawaiian luau show, shows 7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at The Grand Theatre (formerly Celebration Music Theatre), 301 U.S. 17 Business S., Surfside Beach, just south of Surfside Drive/Glenns Bay Road. Also: The Isaacs concert at 6 p.m. June 30. 808-9188, 800-252-5642, www.thegrandtheatre.us or www.alohayall.com.
CALVIN GILMORE THEATRE, at U.S. 17 Business and U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach, “The Carolina Opry,” “Good Vibrations!” and “Light.” 913-4000, 800-843-6779 or www.thecarolinaopry.com.
LEGENDS IN CONCERT, U.S. 17 Bypass, off 29th Avenue North at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, with tributes to Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, Britney Spears, Steven Tyler and Stevie Wonder through Sept. 2. Also: fifth annual Myrtle Beach Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest 7 p.m. June 30. 238-7827, 800-960-7469 or www.legendsinconcert.com.
MEDIEVAL TIMES DINNER & TOURNAMENT, off U.S. 501 and George Bishop Parkway, just west of Myrtle Beach. 236-8080, 800-436-4386 or www.medievaltimes.com.
THE PALACE THEATRE, at U.S. 17 Bypass and 21st Avenue North at Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach: “Rock Around the Clock” through Dec. 29, “Le Grand Cirque: Adrenaline” through late September, and Kool & the Gang 7 p.m. July 13. 448-0588, 888-841-2787 or www.palacemb.com.
“PIRATES VOYAGE FUN, FEAST & ADVENTURE”, 8901 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, next to Carolina Opry. 497-9700, 800-433-4401 or www.piratesvoyage.com.
GHOSTS AND LEGENDS THEATRE, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach, including ghost shows and walks, and “Skool 4 Pirates.” Open 10 a.m. daily. 361-2700 or www.ghostshows.com.
THEATRE OF THE REPUBLIC, at Main Street Theatre, 337 Main. St., Conway. “The Full Monty” through July 1; $18 advance, $20 at door. Next season starts with “Damn Yankees” Aug. 17-Sept. 2. 488-0821 or www.theatreoftherepublic.com.
CAROLINA IMPROV COMPANY, based at Uptown in Myrtle Beach mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres. Shows such as “Whose Beach Is It Anyway?” 8 p.m. Saturdays through June 23, and 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in June; for ages 18 and older, “Whose Night Out Is It Anyway?” 8 p.m. Fridays in June, and at Froggy Bottomz at Broadway at the Beach, 8 p.m. Mondays. Prices vary per show. Details at 272-4242, www.carolinaimprov.com or www.uptownmb.com.
* COMEDY CABANA, 9588 N. Kings Highway, just north of Myrtle Beach. Joey Kola nightly through Saturday, for $17.50, and Josh Sneed Monday-June 24, for $15. 449-4242 or comedycabana.com.
FESTIVE BRASS OF MYRTLE BEACH. New members welcome: Rehearsals 7 p.m. Mondays at First United Methodist Church, 904 65th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. 293-6162 or festivebrassofmyrtlebeach.org.
GOLD KEY JAZZ SOCIETY, concerts 6:30-10:30 p.m. fourth Sunday monthly at Clarion Hotel & Conference Center (formerly Holiday Inn West), 101 Fantasy Harbour Blvd., just west of Myrtle Beach and along the Intracoastal Waterway, off U.S. 501 and George Bishop Parkway; $30 donation. 742-5064 or www.goldkeyjazzsociety.org.
GRAND STRAND OPERA WORKSHOP, meetings 6 p.m. second Monday monthly – next on June 12 with DVD showing of “Cavalleria Rustiana” – at Brightwater, off International Drive and S.C. 31. Annual dues $20; first meeting free for guests. 385-3963 or 215-4959, and Brightwater at 903-8300.
“HOT SUMMER NIGHTS” in downtown Myrtle Beach, through Sept. 29: including Kids’ Carnival on Mondays, with entertainment by students from Dino Capone’s School of Rock near Carolina Forest; and concerts 8-11 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Free, in Plyler Park, at Mr. Joe White Avenue and North Ocean Boulevard. 421-9848, 997-6695 or myrtlebeachdowntown.com.
* HOUSE OF BLUES, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. Various artists such as Grace Potter June 21, Ledisi July 3, Corey Smith July 5, the B-52s July 30, Yes Aug. 2, and Ted Nugent Aug. 4. and tribute bands and shows, with rates varying by show; and Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays-Saturdays for $42 (www.murdermysteryproductions.com). 272-3000 or www.hob.com/myrtlebeach.
* LORIS FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 5435 Main St., outside at 7 p.m. Fridays, July 13-Aug. 17, with two groups nightly, starting with Grace Revealed Trio and Consumed on July 13. Free. 756-1629
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH series: “Music on Main” 6:30 p.m. June 21, July 5, Aug. 2 and Sept. 6 at 202 Main St., and 6:30 p.m. June 28, July 26, Aug. 23 and Sept. 20 at the Horseshoe, 11 S. Ocean Blvd.; and “Sounds of Summer” 7 p.m. third Friday monthly through September at McLean Park, 93 Oak Drive, south of Main Street, between First and Second avenues south; all free. 280-5570, ext. 1.
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH COMMUNITY BAND. New members welcome. Contact Bert Owen, conductor, at 488-6742 or email stickwaver53@ yahoo.com. More details at www.nmbcommunityband.com.
PAWLEYS ISLAND CONCERT BAND. Experienced brass, woodwind and percussion musicians welcome for rehearsals 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Litchfield Exchange in Litchfield Beach, behind Applewood Pancake House.286-1052, 235-9931 or www.pawleysislandconcertband.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RIVERTOWN BLUEGRASS SOCIETY, next concert at 5 p.m. Saturday with Lonesome Medow and The Hinson Girls, at Horry-Georgetown Technical College Burroughs & Chapin Auditorium, off U.S. 501 in Conway. $10 members, otherwise $12. Also, preshow jams at 3 p.m. for any acoustic player; no electric instruments except bass. 457-2854 or www.rivertownbluegrasssociety.com.
“SURFSIDE BEACH SUNDAY SERENADES”, four 45-minute performances 2-5 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 2 in town of Surfside Beach’s Veterans Memorial park, at Surfside and Willow drives, next with Nancy Olive, Daniel and Kasey Barnhart, Wayne Mummert, and Glenn “Houndog” Hanson. Free. 450-7281.
COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY, in Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, in Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, in Conway, “Leah Woods: Structures” furniture design, July 16-Aug. 24. Free. 349-6454 or www.coastal.edu/bryanartgallery.
FRANKLIN G. BURROUGHS-SIMEON B. CHAPIN ART MUSEUM, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. “At First Light: The Katagami Sculpture of Jennifer Flack Linssen” through Sept. 16, “Kimono: Art, Fashion and Society” and “Andrea Baldeck: Sea Treasures” black and white photos, both through Sept. 23. Free. 238-2510 or www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.
SILVER COAST WINERY, 6680 Barbeque Road, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., exhibit by James Davis, “The Myxolydian Artist,” opening with artist reception 4-7 p.m. June 15, with show through Sept. 9. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Free. 910-287-2800 or www.silvercoastwinery.com.
ART & SOUL, AN ARTISAN GALLERY INC., 5001 N. Kings Highway, Suite 105, Myrtle Beach, in Rainbow Harbor plaza. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 839-2727.
CHERYL NEWBY GALLERY, 11096 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, in The Shops at Oak Lea. “Past Meets Present – Sculptural Works of Emily Wilson Accompanied by Antique Prints” through Saturday. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 979-0149, 800-435-2733 or www.cherylnewbygallery.com.
COLLECTORS CAFE AND GALLERY, 7740 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. Spring Show through July 15. 11:30 a.m.-midnight Mondays-Saturdays. 449-9370 or www.collectorscafeandgallery.com.
CONWAY GLASS, 209 Laurel St., Conway. 9:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Free glass-blowing demonstrations 11 a.m.-4 p.m. first Saturdays monthly. 248-3558 or www.conwayglass.com.
DEBORAH BROAD STUDIO, 671 Jamestowne Drive, Garden City Beach, beginning silversmith classes for five-week sessions or two-day workshops, with instruction including soldering, sawing, filing and design. Painting classes also available in oil, pastel and acrylic. 333-5364.
EBB AND FLOW ART CO-OP, 4763 U.S. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 651-2386 or ebbandflowartco-op.com.
FRANKLIN SQUARE GALLERY, 130 E. West St., Southport, N.C. Featured artists Dinah Snead (ceramic) and Carole Hickey (watercolors) through June 14; “Art Loft” gallery open on second floor. Gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 910-278-7560 or www.franklinsquaregallery.com.
FRESH BREWED COFFEE HOUSE, 933 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach. Open 3 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, including open-mic nights at 6:45 p.m. Thursdays with host Brian Roessler. June featured artist: Gwen Mis. 251-8282 or www.freshbrewedcoffeehouse.com.
GEORGETOWN ART GALLERY, 705 Front St., Georgetown. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 527-7711.
HOWARD GALLERY, 532 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 626-3118 or thehowardgallery.com.
ISLAND ART GALLERY, in The Village Shops, 10744-M Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. “Coastal Creations” show through Saturday. 455-0336 or www.pawleysislandart.com.
JEFFCOAT POTTERY, 284-B Koolabrew Drive, Calabash, N.C. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. 910-579-2400 or www.jeffcoatpottery.com.
JEWELRY BY WENDY – BEACH HOUSE FINE ARTS, 10152 Beach Drive S.W., Unit 6, Calabash, N.C. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 910-575-0024 or www.jewelrybywendy.com.
MUDPUDDLE POTTERY STUDIO, in St. James Plaza, 4002 Executive Park Blvd., Suite 600-B (rear), Supply, N.C., in a business park on N.C. 211, across from Brunswick Electric. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. first and third Saturdays monthly. 910-363-4244 or email email@example.com.
SEACOAST ARTIST GUILD OF SOUTH CAROLINA, gallery open 6 a.m.-2 p.m. daily at Applewood House of Pancakes, 14361 Ocean Highway, Litchfield Beach; and at Seacoast Mall Gallery in Inlet Square in Murrells Inlet, open during mall hours. 655-1800, 947-0668 and www.seacoastartistguild.com.
STUDIO B ART GALLERY, 2922 Howard Ave., Unit D, Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common. Noon Mondays-Saturdays. 839-1278 or www.studiobgalleries.com
SUNSET RIVER MARKETPLACE, 10283 Beach Drive S.W. (N.C. 179), Calabash, N.C. 10-year anniversary through June. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 910-575-5999 or www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com.
WHISPERING PALMS ART STUDIO & BOUTIQUE, 503 Ninth Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, in Nance Plaza at Kings Highway. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and noon-7 p.m. Saturdays. 910-232-9609.
BROOKGREEN GARDENS, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach. “The Wild West in Historic and Contemporary Art,” through July 22, both free with garden admission, which lasts seven days: $14 ages 13-64, $12 ages 65 and older, and $7 ages 4-12. Also, “Cool Summer Evenings,” open until 9 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, June 13-Aug. 10; and “Whispering Wings” butterfly house, extra $3 ages 13 and older, $2 ages 4-12. Gardens open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 235-6000, 800-849-1931 or www.brookgreen.org.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 2501 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Exhibit “Turtle Travels” through Jan. 5, $8 ages 2 and older. 946-9469 or www.cmsckids.org.
GEORGETOWN COUNTY MUSEUM, 632 Prince St., Georgetown. Open 10 a.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. $4 ages 18-64, $3 ages 65 and older, $2 ages 7-17. 545-7020 or www.georgetowncountymuseum.com.
HOBCAW BARONY, on U.S. 17 just north of Georgetown. Various nature programs and tours, such barony tours at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays-Fridays for $20; “Wild Wednesdays” children’s themes 3-4:30 p.m. weekly through June 27 and July 11-25, for $5; and “Paddle North Inlet” with staff from North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Surf the Earth outfitters, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday for $50. Register at 546-4623; more details at www.hobcawbarony.org or www.northinlet.sc.edu.
HORRY COUNTY MUSEUM, 438 Main St., Conway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; free. Also, L.W. PAUL LIVING HISTORY FARM, 2279 Harris Shortcut Road, off U.S. 701, north of Conway, open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; free. 915-5320, 365-3596 or horrycountymuseum.org.
KAMINSKI HOUSE MUSEUM, 1003 Front St., Georgetown. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, with guided tours at 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. $10 to tour both houses. 546-7706 or www.kaminskihousemuseum.org.
MUSEUM OF COASTAL CAROLINA, 21 E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.; and INGRAM PLANETARIUM, 7625 High Market St., Sunset Beach, N.C. Museum open 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, and 10 a.m-1:30 p.m. Saturdays. Special programs at 3:30 p.m.: “Family Scavenger Hunt” on Mondays, “Ocean Reef Explorer” Tuesdays, “Who Are You Swimming With?” Wednesdays. “Megabites! All About Sharks” Thursdays, and “Touch Tank Feeding/Sea Shell ID” Fridays; at 7 p.m.: “Sea Turtles and You!” Mondays, “Pirates Ahoy!” Wednesdays and “Snakes Alive!” Thursdays. Planetarium open 11 a.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, with free programs at noon: “Navigating the Seas” Tuesdays, “Sea Turtle Talk” Wednesdays, “Fun in the Sun” Thursdays, and “What’s Up?” Fridays; Sky Theater shows daily: “Legends of the Night Sky” at 11 a.m. (for half-price), “Dynamic Earth” at 1 and 3 p.m., “Tales of the Maya Skies” at 2 p.m., and “Oasis in Space” at 4 p.m. – and rock-music laser shows at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. Museum admission, and per Sky Theater planetarium show: $8 adults, $6 ages 60 and older, and students; and $4 ages 3-4. Museum vacation pass for groups of six for one week, $59 through August. Reach museum at 910-579-1016, planetarium at 910-575-0033, or visit www.museumplanetarium.org.
MYRTLE BEACH HISTORIC COLORED SCHOOL MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTER, 900 Dunbar St., Myrtle Beach, just north of Mr. Joe White Avenue and west of Oak Street, 1-4 p.m. Thursdays. 918-1050.
THE RICE MUSEUM, 633 Front St., Georgetown. Open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. All-County Youth Art Exhibit & Scholarship Competition exhibit through Wednesday in Prevost Gallery, for free. Museum: $7 ages 22-59, $5 ages 60 and older, $3 ages 6-21. 546-7423 or www.ricemuseum.org.
S.C. CIVIL WAR MUSEUM, in the Myrtle Beach Indoor Shooting Range, 4857 U.S. 17 Bypass S., between Farrow Parkway and S.C. 544, south of Myrtle Beach, east of Socastee. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. $4 adults, $3 seniors/military, $2 students. 293-4344 or www.mbisr.com.
S.C. MARITIME MUSEUM, 729 Front St., Georgetown. “Lumber Schooners” exhibit into summer. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; free. 520-0111 or www.scmaritimemuseum.org.
WHEELS OF YESTERYEAR, 413 Hospitality Lane, near Carolina Forest, off U.S. 501 near Tanger Outlets. Open 10 a.m. daily; $9 ages 16 and older, $8 seniors, $5 ages 9-15 and free ages 8 and younger. 903-4774 or www.wheelsofyesteryearmb.com.
BAREFOOT PRINCESS RIVERBOAT, various cruises at various times, days and rates, sailing from Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. 650-6600, 800-685-6601 or www.mbriverboat.com.
BETWIXT THE RIVERS kayak and canoe tours, year round, mainly from Horry County landings, including moonlight dinner tours 430-1000 or 423 -1919.
BODCACIOUS BOB’S BICYCLE TOURS, ranging from 5 to 35 miles from U.S. 17 in Little River, across from S.C. Welcome Center, with a farm, beaches, winery and Little River’s waterfront as destinations. Bring-your-own-bike specials at $45; guided tours $75, including a T-shirt, bike rental with helmet and lunch; free for children with cart rental; group discounts available. 241-2731 or www.beachbicycletours.com.
CAPT. JIM’S “RIVER MEMORIES” TOURS, on an electric yacht, 90-minute cruises from Conway Marina, 10 a.m. and 1 and 4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. $15 ages 13 and older, $10 ages 3-12. 246-1495 or www.rivermemories.org.
THE CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY, 4872 Seewee Road, Awendaw, 35 miles south of Georgetown, east of U.S. 17, first left south of the Sewee Outpost. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, with guided tours 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and flight demonstrations at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. $12 adults, $10 ages 6-18. 971-7474 or www.thecenterforbirdsofprey.org.
COASTAL EXPEDITIONS, four locations; offers variety of kayak tours and adventures year round. 884-7684 or www.coastalexpeditions.com.
FREEWOOD FARM, on Freewoods Road, off Bay Road from S.C. 707 in the Burgess community. Activities include learning how to grow and cook fresh vegetables, along with demonstrations, farmers market and a farm tour. 650-9139 or www.freewoodsfarm.com.
HELICOPTER TOURS, with rates starting at $20 for two miles, daily, weather permitting, at Executive Helicopters, 2800 Terminal St., North Myrtle Beach (427-7351 or www.executiveheli.com) and Huffman Helicopters, 3000 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, by east end of Myrtle Beach International Airport. (946-0022 or www.huffmanhelicopters.com).
MYRTLE BEACH SEGWAY, 2922-A Howard Ave., Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common near Valor Memorial Garden. Self-guided tours $39 an hour, $59 two hours; two-hour guided tours of Huntington Beach State Park for rate was increased:$69. 477-0800 or wwwmbsegway.com.
PIRATE ADVENTURES for children, on the Sea Gypsy from Crazy Sister Marina, 4123 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. $25 ages and older, otherwise $12. 651-3676 or www.myrtlebeachpirates.com.
* SWAMP FOX TOURS, across historic Georgetown, from 624 Front St. Hourly 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. $10. 527-1112 or www.swampfoxtours.com.
WACCAMAW COOTER AIRBOAT TOURS, 45- to 60-minute rides from Wacca Wache Marina, 1950 Wachesaw Road, Murrells Inlet, along the Waccamaw River, west of U.S. 17, between Waccamaw Community Hospital and Brookgreen Gardens; schedule depends on tides and weather, with a minimum four riders and maximum six; call for times. $40 ages 13 and older, $30 ages 5-12. 651-2994 or www.plantationrivertours.com.