The week ahead for the Myrtle Beach area

December 30, 2012 

THE WEEK AHEAD

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Polar Bear Plunge

Jump into cold waters and raise money for the American Cancer Society.

The third annual Ultimate Polar Bear Plunge for a Cure will take place 2 p.m. Monday at the Wyndham SeaWatch Plantation, 151 SeaWatch Drive, just north of Myrtle Beach.

Pre registration is encouraged. For information, call 692-2011.

Ring in the new year

Numerous businesses are hosting a variety of parties for those young and old, featuring everything from dancing and live music to bowling and comedy.

Visit bit.ly/TnO9JB for a list of activities offered in the Myrtle Beach area.

Most municipal governments and businesses will be closed Tuesday in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday.

Sober or Slammer

Make sure you stay safe while celebrating the new year.

The S.C. Department of Public Safety will continue it’s ramped up enforcement of impaired driving through Jan. 1. Since the campaign kicked off Dec. 14, 35 people have died on S.C. roadways.

The S.C. Highway Patrol have made more than 500 arrests for motorists driving under the influence since the campaign began Dec. 14. Last year, they arrested more than 800 people during the Sober or Slammer campaign.

Beach Ball Classic

The championship game of the Beach Ball Classic – between Bishop O’Connell (Va.) and Whitney Young (Ill.) – tips off at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The tournament’s final-day action begins at noon, with Myrtle Beach taking on Christ Presbyterian (Tenn.) in the final loser’s bracket game. Following will be the consolation championship (1:45), fifth-place (3:30), third-place (5:30) and championship games.

NFL playoffs kick off

The wild-card round of the NFL playoffs begins Saturday and continues through Sunday.

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