THE WEEK AHEAD
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Day of atonement
The Jewish holiday Yom Kippur begins at sundown on Tuesday and lasts until nightfall on Wednesday. Jews participate in the day of atonement by confessing their sins and fasting. Kol Nidre – Yom Kippur eve – services are scheduled Tuesday evening at local synagogues.
Fests on tap
• The 21st annual St. John’s Greek Festival starts at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, U.S. 17 Bypass and 33rd Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, and will feature food, dancing, music and children’s activities. The free event will continue Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 7 p.m.
• The Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art starts Thursday and runs through Oct. 14 at various sites around the Grand Strand. The festival kicks off at 11 a.m. Thursday with a Wearable Art Luncheon at Tommy Bahama at the Market Common. For more information, visit pawleysmusic.com
• The Market Common will kick off its fifth annual Oktoberfest at 4 p.m. Friday at Valor Memorial Garden on Farrow Parkway. The free event will include German music, a pumpkin patch, face painting and more. The festival continues Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
• The ninth annual Irish Italian International Festival will take place Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. Admission is free for the event that will include entertainment and vendors, with inflatable rides costing a small fee.
Thompson Farm will host the inaugural Hog Wild Mud Run at 9 a.m. Saturday. The event will feature a 5K course for adults with obstacles, but a family run will also take place. Registration will take place from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. on race day.
Ryder Cup tees off
The United States will attempt to reclaim the Ryder Cup from Europe this week in Medinah, Ill. The Americans, who will feature the likes of Coastal Carolina alumnus Dustin Johnson, Tiger Woods and others, lost by a mere point in the bi-annual event in 2010.