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November 15, 2012 

SUNDAY | 11.18

‘Wild at Wingswood’

Flock to The Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw for its third annual “Wild at Wingswood” benefit celebration 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

This family friendly picnic will include a Southern buffet from Lowcountry Eats, music by Minimum Wage, a silent auction, children’s activities, and flight demonstrations from some resident raptors.

Tickets are $45 for adults, $12 ages 7-17, and free ages 6 and younger.

The center, founded in 1991, has expanded to cover 152 acres, and is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, with guided tours at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and flight demos at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Regular admission is $12 adults and $10 ages 6-17.

Find the center at 4872 Seewee Road, 35 miles south of Georgetown, east of U.S. 17, on the first left south of the Sewee Outpost store and gas station. Details at 971-7474 or www.thecenterforbirdsofprey.org.

THURSDAYS-SATURDAYS | Through 12.29

Planetarium filling out fall

Ingram Planetarium has amplified its programs through year’s end.

The site, open at noon Thursdays-Saturdays at 7625 High Market St., Sunset Beach, N.C., has shows in its Sky Theater dome: “Dynamic Earth” at 1 and 3 p.m., “Tales of the Maya Skies” at 2 p.m., and “Seven Wonders” (through Nov. 17) and “Holiday Laser Show” (as of Nov. 23) at 4 p.m.

Several laser shows are booked:

Saturday-Sunday | “Laser Magic” at 5 p.m. and “Pink Floyd’s The Wall” at 6 (not recommended for young children)

•  Dec. 14-15 | “Laser Led Zeppelin” at 5 p.m., and “Laser Beatles” at 6.

Also, check out two other programs, both at 7 p.m.:

•  Dec. 14 | “The Last Man to Stand on the Moon,” a discussion about past and future space flights, and weather permitting, with a telescope viewing outside of Jupiter and the Andromeda Galaxy.

•  Dec. 21 | “End of the World Party,” including a special showing of “Tales of the Maya Skies,” and a star show of the Maya constellations.

Each show or program is $8 for adults, $6 ages 60 and older, and students; and $4 ages 3-4. Details at 910-575-0033, or visit www.museumplanetarium.org.

SATURDAY AND THURSDAY | 11.17 and 11.23

Bluegrass weekends

Bluegrass lovers have various concerts to enjoy the next two weekends.

• The Rivertown Bluegrass Society welcomes two bands for its next concert, at 5 p.m. Saturday – always the third weekend of the month – at Horry-Georgetown Technical College Burroughs & Chapin Auditorium, off U.S. 501 in Conway. The Dixie Bluegrass Boys will play at 5 and 7 p.m., and the Carolina Rebels at 6 and 8 p.m. Also, preshow jams begin at 3 p.m. for any acoustic player, but without any electric instruments except bass. Tickets are $10 for members, otherwise $12. Details at 457-2854 or www.rivertownbluegrasssociety.com.

• “BBQ and Bluegrass at Baruch” – 3:30 p.m.-dusk Saturday with Sawgrass at Hobcaw Barony’s Pond Pavilion, on U.S. 17, just north of Georgetown, benefiting Georgetown County Library’s plans to build The Library Center-Waccamaw in Pawleys Island. Tickets are $50 ages 17 or older, otherwise $15. Call 979-0561.

• The 43rd annual S.C. State Bluegrass Festival opens next Thursday for three days of shows through Nov. 24 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, at Oak Street and 21st Avenue North. The opening day, on Thanksgiving, consists of A Deeper Shade of Blue at 1 and 6 p.m., Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa 1:45 and 6:45, Jesse McReynolds and the VA Boys 2:30 and 7:30, Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out 3:15 and 8:15, and Longview 4:10 and 9:10.

Daily admission is $35 general admission and $40 reserved seating for ages 16 and older, or $85 and $95, respectively, for a three-day pass; $20/$25 daily for ages 7-15, or $45/$50 for three-day pass. Also, parking is $3 daily. Details at 706-864-7203 or www.adamsandandersonbluegrass.com/South-Carolina-State-Bluegrass-Festival.html.

SATURDAY | 11.17

Roast in Murrells Inlet

The ninth annual Murrells Inlet 2020 Oyster Roast Fundraiser will be 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, outside of Spud’s Waterfront Dining, 4123 U.S. 17 Business.

Admission is free, and all-you-can-eat oyster roast tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the gate. Bring your own oyster knife, or buy one on site. Other food items available for purchase include burgers, dogs, clam chowder, wings and peel-and-eat shrimp from Marsh Walk restaurants.

Marino Garbin will perform, with a guest appearance by the Waccamaw Intermediate School Calypso Gators Steel Drum Band – 20 fifth- and sixth-graders.

Proceeds will benefit Murrells Inlet 2020 Inc., a local, nonprofit community revitalization organization. Details from its office at 4124-B U.S. 17 Business, 357-2007 or www.murrellsinletsc.com.

SEVERAL TIMES A WEEK | Through 12.31

Medieval Times’ festive castle

Although Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament doesn’t change its for a Christmas show in its arena, the castle is decked out ornately for the season, including some music and preshow events.

The revamped show, rolled out this past summer with new costumes, music and choreography, plays out at 6 p.m. several times a week through year’s end, including this Friday and Saturday, and Monday-Nov. 24.

The theater is in Fantasy Harbour, 2904 Fantasy Way, close to U.S. 501 and George Bishop Parkway, just west of Myrtle Beach and the Intracoastal Waterway.

General admission is $50.95 ages 13 and older, $30.95 ages 3-12, and free for children ages 2 and younger on a parent’s lap.

Details at 236-4635, 800-436-4386 or www.medievaltimes.com/myrtlebeach.aspx.

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