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January 10, 2013 

FRIDAY | 01.11

‘Friday Night at the Movies’

A winter vacationer from western New York state who stays in Conway has returned for his ninth annual “Friday Night at the Movies.” The classic film festival, sponsored by the Friends of the Waccamaw Library, begins at 7 p.m. Friday at Georgetown County Library’s Waccamaw Neck branch, 24 Commerce Lane, Pawleys Island, west of U.S. 17, behind Pasteria 811.

David Zinman, movie historian and author of the film book “50 Classic Motion Pictures,” will show “City Lights,” a silent film from 1931. In this 87-minute comedy with a musical score, Charlie Chaplin plays a tramp who falls in love with a blind flower girl. Viewers also will be treated to the “Lucy Does a Commercial” episode, 25 minutes long, from the “I Love Lucy” TV series of the 1950s, starring Jamestown, N.Y.-area native Lucille Ball, with Desi Arnaz.

Other films on the slate, all at 7 p.m., are “Saboteur” (1942) Jan. 25, “It Started With Eve” (1942) Feb. 1, “Sunset Boulevard” (1950) Feb. 22., “On The Waterfront” (1954) March 8 and “The Maltese Falcon” (1941) March 22.

Zinman, who also coordinates a classic film series each summer at Chautauqua Institution, will lead a discussion before and after each film, and admission is always free. Details at 545-3623.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY | 01.11-01.13

‘Ladies Take the Stage’

Theatre of the Republic will let “The Ladies Take the Stage” for a special singing event this weekend.

This production – at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Main Street Theatre, 335 Main St., Conway, will showcase vocalists from the theater troupe belting out a gamut of musical genres. Tickets are $15.

Scheduled performers are Monique Burgess, Lunda Cornelius, Laura Flint, Valerie Gore, Ashley Hughes, Katie Hughes, Terri Langston, Sasia Manigo, Tishala Martinal, Janet Mayers, Meghan Neff, Kaitlin Owens, Monique Perkins, Gretchen Smith and Alissa Watts.

The theater continues rehearsals for its next play, “August: Osage County” – with shows at 8 p.m. Feb. 8-9, 14-16 and 21-23, and 3 p.m. Feb. 10, 16-17 and 23-24 – for which tickets are $18.

Also, the “Movies on Main Street” series resumes with two screenings monthly. Next up: “A Streetcar Named Desire” at 7 p.m. Monday, and “Singin’ in the Rain” 2 p.m. Jan. 19. Each is $3.

Details at 488-0821 or www.theatreoftherepublic.com.

SATURDAY | 01/12

Take ‘Polar Plunge’ for charity

The annual Polar Plunge will hit the Atlantic at 2 p.m. Saturday with a goal of raising $100,000 for Special Olympics South Carolina.

Besides the actual run into the surf at Springmaid Beach Resort, 3200 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, a “Plunge Party,” with food, music, silent auction, games and raffles, will be on site from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

About $85,000 was raised at the 2012 event, where more than 400 hundred people braved 48-degree ocean water for a dip, all to help people with intellectual disabilities benefit from the opportunity to participate in Special Olympics. This organization, which does not receive any federal funding, relies on private and corporate support as well as help from hundreds of volunteers to provide free services to the athletes and their families.

With a minimum $50 donation, register for the plunge 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on site or visit www.polarplungesc.com. This is the second largest fundraiser the Torch Run hosts for the Special Olympics in South Carolina

More details from Officer Marcus Rhodes of the Horry County Police Department at 446-5820 or email him at mrhodes@horrycountyschools.net.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY | 01.12-01.13

Camellia Show in Litchfield Beach

Even though winter’s just begun, a local club can’t wait to blossom into sights of spring.

The Grand Strand Camellia Society, with the American Camellia Society and Mid-Carolina Camellia Society, will have their annual Camellia Show 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort’s Tara Conference Center, 14276 Ocean Highway.

Exhibitors from across the Southeast will show their flowers, and all local camellia growers are invited to exhibit their blooms.

Admission is free. Details from Mack McKinnon at 995-1256 or www.atlanticcoastcamelliasociety.org/gscs.html.

TUESDAY | 01.15

‘Reel Ladies’ dinner, movie

The Reel Ladies Dinner and Movie Group continues its third season of monthly dinners and a movie at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach, and helping local charities, and all women are welcome.

The group’s next outing is Tuesday with dinner at 4 p.m. at Gordon Biersch Restaurant & Brewery, at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach, then a movie afterward down the street at the Grand 14 Cinema.

The cost is $14 for dinner, a beverage, dessert, tax and tip – cash only at the door – and reservations are required and due Friday by emailing kltreiber316@gmail.com. More than 90 women turned out in November.

Everyone attending is asked to being a children’s book for donation as well. Before or after the meal, enjoy any movie for $4.50, with popcorn and soda available for $1 each.

Also, the group is planning its second annual Reel Ladies Fashion Show, for 4 p.m. Feb. 19 at Travinia Italian Kitchen, at The Market Common, to benefit New Beginnings monthly food distribution. Those tickets are $20 for dinner, dessert, tax and tip.

Details at 957-3406.

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