Items run on a space-available basis. Submit events at least one week prior to publication date. By mail: Community Calendar, The Sun News, P.O. Box 406, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578. By email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Email North Strand events to Jo Ann Mathews at email@example.com. For information, call Lisa Urban, 626-0300.
BINGO FOR VETERANS, 910-579-3577. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Calabash VFW Post 7288, 900 Carter Drive, Calabash, N.C. $11 for 16 games.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, 910-579-3577. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.. Thursday, VFW Post 7288, 900 Carter Drive, Calabash, N.C. Reservations not necessary.
“GOOD WINES FOR A GREAT CAUSE” WINE TASTING, 910-454-0633. 5-7:30 p.m. every Thursday through July to benefit New Hope Clinic, a facility that provides medical and dental care to the uninsured in Brunswick County, N.C. Uncorked by the Sea Wine Shop & Gallery, 602 N. Howe St., Southport, N.C. $5, includes six wines and hors d’oeuvres.
SHALLOTTE FARMERS MARKET, 910-754-4032. 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays through September, Riverside Park, Main Street and Whiteville Road (N.C. 130), Shallotte, N.C. (behind the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce building).
ALL 4 PAWS ANIMAL RESCUE AND ADOPTION FUNDRAISER, 237-7297. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 67 Waverly Road, Pawleys Island.
SHORT-STACKS-FOR-BIG-CHANGE PANCAKE BREAKFAST, 918-4913. 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Fatz Café, 2494 Church St., Conway. To benefit Grand Strand Humane Society. $10.
COASTAL ANIMAL RESCUE, 713-0046. Family & Fur Festival benefit 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Cool Daddy’s Restaurant Bar & Grill, 670 U.S. 17 Business, Surfside Beach, with music, food, bake sale, children’s games, prizes, family friendly vendors, and cats and dogs available for adoption. $5 for vaccinations 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
HOST AN EXCHANGE STUDENT, 650-1030. Applications being taken through July to host a high school exchange student from overseas. Students speak English, are insured and have own pocket money.
BINGO, 448-3216. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Myrtle Beach Elks Lodge, 605 27th Ave. N. $17. Smoke free.
WEEKLY GRAND STRAND QUILTERS. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursdays, Base Recreation Center, Myrtle Beach. Bring lunch.
BEGINNER CROCHET AND KNITTING CLASSES, 918-1275. 2 p.m. Fridays, Shirley Walker Boone S.C. Collection Room, Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach.
KNITTING GROUP, 915-7453. 10-11:30 a.m. Fridays, North Myrtle Beach Library, 910 1st Ave. S., in the library meeting room. No registration required.
RUMMIKUB/BOARD GAMES, 280-5584 or 249-6778. 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays, J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road, North Myrtle Beach. No partner necessary. Supplies provided.
MAH JONGG CLUB, 215-4700. 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Socastee Library, 141 S.C. 707-Connector Road, Myrtle Beach.
NEW MAH JONGG GROUP, 399-3106. 1-4 p.m. Thursday, and July 19. North Myrtle Beach Library, 910 1st Ave. S. No registration necessary; for all skill levels.
SOCASTEE KNITTING CLUB, 215-4700. 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, Socastee Library, 141 S.C. 707-Connector Road, Myrtle Beach.
PALMETTO AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETY, 877-2709 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Noon-2 p.m. second Saturday, Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach.
GRAND STRAND OPTIMIST CLUB, 448-4156. 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, Pine Lakes Country Club, 5603 Granddaddy Drive, Myrtle Beach. Lunch and guest speakers.
DISABLED VETERANS CONWAY CHAPTER 57, 234-0807. 6:30 p.m. second Thursday, Conway Senior Center, 1519 Mill Pond Road, Conway.
GRAND STRAND GENEALOGY CLUB, 347-3887. 10 a.m. second Saturday, Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach.
WOODMEN OF THE WORLD LODGE 1111, 448-9925. 6:30 p.m. third Monday, 915 8th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach.
SEACOAST ANGLERS ASSOCIATION, 281-6464. 6:30 p.m. third Monday, VFW Post 10804, Highway 57 and S.C. 9, Little River. Social hour 5:30-6:30 p.m. Guest speakers monthly.
GRAND STRAND DETACHMENT OF THE MARINE CORPS LEAGUE, 235-1328 or 527-0190. 6 p.m. third Monday, American Legion, U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet.
ZONTA CLUB OF MYRTLE BEACH, 357-3752. 6:30 p.m. third Tuesday, Seawatch Resort, Myrtle Beach. Dinner and speaker.
ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR, 449-0659. 7:30 p.m. third Tuesday, Myrtle Beach Masonic Lodge, U.S. 501, Myrtle Beach.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK KIWANIS CLUB, 754-7489. 7:30 a.m. breakfast and 8 a.m. meeting, first and third Tuesdays of the month, Sunny Side Up Dinner, 10068 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, N.C.
DELTA DELTA CHAPTER OF BETA SIGMA PHI meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. Call 215-4894 for time and location.
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S CLUB, 251-1886. 11:30 a.m. third Wednesday, the Surf Club, North Myrtle Beach. $15 includes lunch.
BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL/BNI COASTLINE CHAPTER, 450-6287. 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Prossers Restaurant.
LOVE SCRABBLE? 446-4665 or email@example.com. Noon-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach.
SCHOLARS FORUM, 237-1387. 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Georgetown Library, 405 Cleland St., Georgetown.
AARP, 215-4700. 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Socastee Library, 141 S.C. 707-Connector Road, Myrtle Beach.
THE MYRTLE BEACH BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL, 457-3547. 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Friendly’s, 4705 Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. Accepting new members.
TAI CHI CLASSES, 294-5486. 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Shaolin Fu Studios. Free.
AQUATIC LESSONS AND PROGRAMS, 918-1465. Classes and times vary. Canal Street Recreation Center, 901 Canal St., Myrtle Beach.
CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES, 918-2440 or www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/tennis.html. Classes and times vary, Myrtle Beach Tennis Center, 3302 Grissom Parkway.
CRABTREE MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES, 918-2355 or 918-2358. Open from 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; from 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Friday; and from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at 1004 Crabtree Lane, Myrtle Beach.
PEPPER GEDDINGS RECREATION CENTER CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES, 918-2280. Open from 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 3205 Oak St., Myrtle Beach.
SHIP INTO SHAPE, 918-1465 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Classes will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-1:45 p.m. Drop-in fees: $4 city resident; $7 non-city resident. Punch cards can be used: $30 city resident; $50 non-city resident.
FREE SWIMMING LESSONS, 281-3737. Class times: 5:15-6 p.m., 6:15-7 p.m. or 7:15.-8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center, 1100 Second Ave. S. Ages five and older. Pre-registration required.
FOR THE KIDS
TEEN ADVISORY BOARD, 215-4700. 5 p.m. fourth Thursday, for ages 12-18, Socastee Library, 141 S.C. 707-Connector Road, Myrtle Beach.
PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME, 918-1275. 10:30 a.m. Thursdays through July 19, for 3- to 5-year-olds. Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach.
SCHOOL AGE STORYTIME, 918-1275. 2 p.m. Thursdays through July 19, for rising kindergarten and older students. Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach.
SPECIAL GUESTS, 545-3623. Thursdays, Waccamaw Neck Branch Library, 24 Commerce Drive, Pawleys Island. For all readers. Free.
DROP-IN CRAFTS, 545-3623. 1-3 p.m. Mondays , Waccamaw Neck Branch Library, 24 Commerce Drive, Pawleys Island. Free for ages preschool to fourth grade.
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME, 215-4700. 11 a.m. Tuesdays, for ages 3-5, Socastee Library, 141 S.C. 707-Connector Road, Myrtle Beach.
BABY STORYTIME, 918-1275. 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through July 17, for ages 4-18 months. Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. Pre-registration is required.
BABY FUN TIME, 215-4700. 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, for birth-18 months, Socastee Library, 141 S.C. 707-Connector Road, Myrtle Beach.
TODDLER STORYTIME, 918-1275. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays through July 18 for 2-year-olds. Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach.
TODDLER STORYTIME, 545-3623. 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Waccamaw Neck Branch Library, 24 Commerce Drive, Pawleys Island. Free. Bring your child to the library to share in stories, finger plays, songs, activities and give him/her the chance to socialize with other toddlers.
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME, 545-3623. 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Waccamaw Neck Branch Library, 24 Commerce Drive, Pawleys Island. Free.
LUNCH BUNCH BOOK CLUB, 545-3623. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, Waccamaw Neck Branch Library, 24 Commerce Drive, Pawleys Island. Free. Bring a brown bag lunch. The library will provide bottled water and dessert. For ages third grade and up. Pre-registration required.
SUMMER AT THE OLD BRIDGE, 910-579-9021 or 910-575-6012. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Labor Day, 109 Shoreline Drive (across from the Sunset Beach fire station), Sunset Beach, N.C. Volunteers provide history and other information. Evening programs 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
“OWN THE NIGHT”, 915-7451 or email@example.com. Through Saturday, a summer library program for rising sixth-graders though high school, North Myrtle Beach Library, 910 1st Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach.
HOOK A KID ON GOLF, 918-1465 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 11 a.m.-noon every Thursday. Canal Street Recreation Center. Free program. Registration ends Friday.
UNDER THE SEA PAPER WEIGHT CUBES, 910-575-5999. 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Sunset River Marketplace, 10283 Beach Drive, Calabash, N.C. $15 per child; reservations recommended.
GRIEF SUPPORT MEETINGS, 651-2335. 1:30-2:30 p.m. third Tuesday, HealthFinders, Coastal Grand mall, Myrtle Beach.
LOW VISION SUPPORT, 651-3328. 12:30 p.m. third Wednesday, Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach.
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS AND GAM-ANON, 399-9043. 7:30-9 p.m. Fridays, First Baptist Church, 200 U.S. 17 S. and 6th Avenue South, North Myrtle Beach.
“ ARE YOU READY TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS?” 915-7430. 2 p.m. Saturday, Conway Library, 801 Main St. Free 90-minute workshop. Repeat session Tuesday, North Myrtle Beach Library, 910 1st Ave. S. Call 915-5281.
SINGLES, SEPARATED, DIVORCED, WIDOWED SUPPORT GROUP, 910-575-4664 or 910-579-4089. 6 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church, U.S. 17, Shallotte, N.C.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY, 235-6400 or email@example.com. 7 p.m. Mondays, Grace Church Waccamaw in Litchfield Beach. Worldwide 12-step program and support group for those suffering from any hurt, hang-up or habit.
TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY, 997-9641. 6 p.m. Mondays, Low Country Community Church, 4430 Murrells Inlet Road, Murrells Inlet.
ARE YOU READY TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS?”
‘SPAY & NEUTER DAY’ HOSTED BY BIKINI BEACH CAT RESCUE, 655-7881. Tuesday, The Cat’s Meow, 1141 Dick Pond Road, Myrtle Beach. $45. The spay or neuter includes a basic examination and a 1-year rabies vaccination. Call for appointments.
CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS, 907-2217 or 833-9588. 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 3116 Shetland Lane, Unit 34, Myrtle Beach.
TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY, 357-9735. 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Windjammer Village Clubhouse, U.S. 17 Business, Garden City.
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS AND GAM-ANON, 888-846-4427. 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach.
GRIEF SUPPORT MEETINGS, 651-2335. 1:30-2:30 p.m. third Tuesday, HealthFinders, Coastal Grand mall, Myrtle Beach.
YOUNG STROKE SURVIVORS SUPPORT GROUP, 655-2835 or youngstroke.org. 11:30 a.m. third Wednesday of each month, Waccamaw Hospital first-floor classroom across from the cafeteria or at 5:30 p.m. at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. Young stroke survivors between the ages of 20-65 are invited to participate, caregivers and those who support young stroke advocacy are also welcome to attend.
LOW VISION SUPPORTst Ave. N., Myrtle Beach.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, 222-3416. Meetings throughout the Grand Strand. Call for information.
PREVENTATIVE HEALTH CARE SERVICES, 918-4910 or www.grandstrandhumanesociety.com. Walk-in clinic hours are 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Grand Strand Humane Society, 3241 Mr. Joe White Ave., Myrtle Beach.
JUST FOR FUN
COMPUTER CLASS: FILES, FOLDERS, AND SOFTWARE, 215-4700. 10:15-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Socastee Library, 141 S.C. 707-Connector Road, Myrtle Beach.
DRUMMERS, START YOUR DRUMMING!, georgetowncountylibrary.sc.gov. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Winyah Auditorium on Highmarket Street. The Georgetown County Library presents Egbe Kilimanjaro, the talented troupe of African drummers.
MOVIES IN THE PARK,. Shows start at dusk, Friday,
BAND OF OZPLAYS BEACH MUSIC IN SUMMER CONCERTS, 910-253-2670. 6:30 p.m. Friday, , parking lot of Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. Free. Bring lawn chairs.
SUMMER MOVIE SERIES, 215-4700. 1 p.m. every Friday throughout the summer, Socastee Library, 141 S.C. 707-Connector Road, Myrtle Beach. Free.
SALT MARSH TOUCH TANK & DISCUSSION, 928-3368. 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Sewee Visitor & Environmental Education Center, 5821 U.S. 17 N., Awendaw.
THE ENTERTAINERS, 910-253-2670. 6:30 p.m. Sunday, the Pavilion at the end of Jordan Boulevard, Holden Beach, N.C. Free; bring blankets or lawn chairs.
‘STRUCTURE’ EXHIBITION TO OPEN AT CCU’S BRYAN GALLERY, 349-6409. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Fridays. Will open on Monday through Aug. 24 in the Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery at Coastal Carolina University. Free.
WEST VIRGINIA LUNCHEON, 497-2238. 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sugami Japanese Restaurant, 4813 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. All Mountaineers welcome.
HURRICANE PREPARATION EVACUATION CHANGES, 651-2663. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Duffy Center at St. Michael Church, 542 Cypress Ave., Garden City Beach.
SOUTHERN FICTION BOOK CLUB, 215-4700 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 2 p.m. Wednesday, Socastee Library, 141 S.C. 707-Connector Road, Myrtle Beach.
HOLIDAY BAND PLAYS IN CONCERT AT SUNSET BEACH, 910-579-6297, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Village Park, Queen Anne St., Sunset Beach, N.C.
CHARLES DICKENS CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
COMPUTER CLASS: MICROSOFT WORD 2007, 215-4700. 10:15-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Socastee Library, 141 S.C. 707-Connector Road, Myrtle Beach.
MIA-POW FLAG RAISING, 3:30 p.m. July 21, Hidden Lakes Village in Little River. This ceremony will be held at the entrance of the development at the end of Horseshoe South. Representatives for the American Legion Post 186 as well as a bugler will be in attendance.
FAMILY MOVIE DATES, 2:30 p.m. July 23 and Aug. 6, first-floor meeting room, Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach.
GRAND STRAND HARMONY CHORUS, “Christmas in July” open house for women of all ages, 7:30 p.m. July 24 at Surfside United Methodist Church, 800 N. 13th Ave., Surfside Beach, at U.S. 17 Business. Activities include introduction to barbershop and upcoming eight-week Christmas program. 650-0625 or 650-7323.
GRAND STRAND HARMONY CHORUS
ACADEMY OF HOPE HOSTS GOLF TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER, 340-5140, 267-6404 or www.theacademyofhope.org. Registration begins at noon with a shotgun start at 2 p.m. July 28 at the Legends Golf Course, Myrtle Beach. $300 per team.
“DANCING THROUGH THE DECADES, 4 DANCING WITH THE BRUNSWICK STARS FUNDRAISER, 910-755-7473 or www.brunswickcollegefoundation.com. 6 p.m. Aug. 10, Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center, U.S. 17 and College Road, Supply, N.C. $100 per person; black tie optional. Proceeds go for scholarships at Brunswick Community College, Supply, N.C.