Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on Jan. 6

January 5, 2013 

Visit ‘Silent Cities’

“Silent Cities” two-hour cemetery tours on a Trekker continue on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays through February. Reservations suggested at 235-6042. Gardens details at 235-6000, 800-849-1931 or

Details | noon and 2:30 p.m. at Brookgreen Gardens, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, across from Huntington Beach State Park, for $15 in addition to admission, which lasts seven days: $14 ages 13-64, $12 ages 65 and older, and $7 ages 4-12. (Gardens open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.)

Go behind aquarium scenes

Take an “Behind the Scenes” tour to learn about maintaining a collection of salt and freshwater exhibits, with hundreds of animals. Preregistration required at 910-458-7468. Other tours available Sundays this month. More details at

Details | 2 p.m. at N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher, N.C. (open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.), on U.S. 421, just south of Kure Beach, for $15 ages 13 and older, $13 ages 8-12, which includes admission (regularly $8 ages 13-61, $7 seniors and $6 ages 3-12).

Step into ‘Wine Dancing’

Go “Wine Dancing,” led by Wanda and Jim York. Details at 910-287-4243, 732-470-8612 or; or the winery: 910-287-2800 or

Details | 2:30-6 p.m. at Silver Coast Winery, 6680 Barbeque Road, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., for $5.

‘The Bay’ in Georgetown

See “The Bay” with the Strand Cinema group. Making its premiere this weekend, this found footage horror film was shot in Georgetown and set in 2009 in Chesapeake Bay, Md. Details at 325-4190 or

Details | 2:30 p.m. at Strand Theater, 710 Front St., Georgetown; $5 for Strand Cinema members, otherwise $7.

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