Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on Nov. 17

November 16, 2012 

Myriad special events

Many special events are on tap, including some in yuletide spirit, and many for free, unless otherwise noted:

• St. Nicholas Winter Festival, benefiting six local charities, arts fair 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and cook-off by S.C. BBQ Association, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. ($10 wristband for samples). 504-5362 or www.stnicholaswinterfest.com.

• Free-throw contest for ages 10-14, by Our Lady of the Rosary Council 9039 Knights of Columbus, 9 a.m. at Shallotte Middle School, 225 Village Road. Winners advance to district levels. Bring proof of age. 910-287-1785 or 910-754-5705.

• “Arts By The Shore,” Oak Island Parks & Recreation, and Oak Island Art Guild, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (with reception and awards 2-4 p.m. Sunday) at Oak Island Recreation Center, 3003 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, N.C. 910-278-5518 or www.oakislandnc.com.

• Santa’s arrival, 10 a.m. at Inlet Square, at U.S. 17 Business and U.S. 17 Bypass in Murrells Inlet. 651-6990 or www.inletsquaremall.com.

• Murrells Inlet 2020 Oyster Roast Fundraiser, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Spud’s Waterfront Dining, 4123 U.S. 17 Business. All-you-can-eat oyster roast tickets $30 advance or $35 at gate. 357-2007 or www.murrellsinletsc.com.

• Myrtle Beach Car Club cruise-in, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Maggi D’s Restaurant, 407 Seaboard St., Myrtle Beach, across from Coastal Grand mall. 215-3849 or 742-9802.

• Hot Rod Promotions cruise-in, noon-3 p.m. Nov. 17 at Rosa Linda’s Cafe, 3415 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. 503-8245.

• “WineStock,” noon-5 p.m. at La Belle Amie Vineyard, 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, with entertainment by The Lanny Prewitt Band, and Tammy’s Tangent. $8 ages 18-79, otherwise free; also, bring two canned/dry food items for relay to area food banks for $3 discount. 399-9463 or www.labelleamie.com.

• Indoor Yard Sale, benefiting Zonta Foundation of Myrtle Beach, 1-8 p.m. Nov. 17 (rescheduled from Oct. 27) at The X Sports Center, 568 George Bishop Parkway, just west of Myrtle Beach, between U.S. 501 and U.S. 17 Bypass. 446-1175.

• Coastal Grand Symphony Fall Concert, 3 p.m. at Andy Owings School of Music & Performing Arts Center, in Coastal Grand mall in Myrtle Beach. 839-1505 or www.andyowingsmusic.com.

• Tree lighting at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, at 6 p.m. with fireworks at 8 p.m. 444-3200, 800-386-4662 or www.broadwayatthebeach.com.

• Art auction and show, benefiting The Focus Foundation, helping needy children in Horry County with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, 6:30 p.m. at 304 34th Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach. $25. 280-7533.

• Grand Strand Beach Ballroom Dancers, celebrating group’s 17th anniversary, 7-10 p.m. with music by Harlequin at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. $7. 903-3765.

• “Horry County Dancing with the Stars,” benefiting Horry County K-12 Foundation and Business/Education Expectations (BE2) Partnership/ Early College High School, 8 p.m. at Grande Dunes Marina Inn in Myrtle Beach (and telethon on WWMB-TV 21). Vote for favorite dancer for $10 at www.horrydancing.com; $125. 449-9675 or 457-8774.

• C4W Pro Wrestling, 8-10 p.m. at The X Sports Center, 568 George Bishop Parkway, just west of Myrtle Beach, between U.S. 501 and U.S. 17 Bypass. $8 general admission, $10 ringside or $15 VIP. 241-1216.

Two bluegrass concerts

Bluegrass lovers have two concerts to enjoy:

• “BBQ and Bluegrass at Baruch” – 3:30 p.m.-dusk, 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. $50 ages 17 or older, otherwise $15. 979-0561.

• Rivertown Bluegrass Society, 5 p.m., at Horry-Georgetown Technical College Burroughs & Chapin Auditorium, off U.S. 501 in Conway, with The Dixie Bluegrass Boys 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. $10 members, otherwise $12. 457-2854 or www.rivertownbluegrasssociety.com.

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