Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on Jan. 26

January 25, 2013 

Learn about safe boating

Take the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary “About Boating Safely” class, certified by S.C. Department of Natural Resources. Details from Vito Giardina at 240-9900 or email

Details | 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Coast Guard Station, 355 Marina Drive, Georgetown, near Lands End restaurant, for $30, or $40 for two family members.

Sale, baby expo on tap

Two special events happen in Murrells Inlet:

• Fourth annual Carolina Animal Rescue “Fur”niture Sale benefit, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Original SBB, 3393 US 17 Business. benefiting programs to help homeless cats and dogs in a no-kill, cage-free environment. Details at 808-0276, 658-2851 or

• The WMYB-FM “Star 92.1” annual Baby Expo, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Inlet Square, at U.S. 17 Bypass and U.S. 17 Business, includes information about health, baby basics, financial planning, day care and safe play. 651-6990 or

Brookgreen adds exhibits

Two exhibits open – “Recent Acquisitions” and “Willard Hirsch: Charleston’s Sculptor” – both through April 21. Also, see “Faces of Clay, Echoes of Africa,” a talk at 1 p.m. about the descendants of The Wanderer, the last slave ship to journey to the United States, in 1868, with 400 enslaved captives from Congo who began producing face jug pottery. Details at 235-6000, 800-849-1931 or

Details | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at Brookgreen Gardens, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, across from Huntington Beach State Park; free with admission, which lasts seven days – $14 ages 13-64, $12 ages 65 and older, and $7 ages 4-12.

Tree party in Murrells Inlet

Trees for Tomorrow – A Lowcountry Legacy will give away 1,000 1- to 2-foot high free tree seedlings – including include live oaks, redbuds, eastern red cedars and dogwoods – in a party that also includes tree-planting seminars by Todd Stephenson, a certified arborist, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Homemade clam chowder and chicken bog also will sold for $5 a pint, with proceeds benefitting future tree programs. Details at 457-8126,, or email

Details | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Murrells Inlet Seafood, 4886 U.S. 17 Business; free admission.

Trio of cruise-ins

Choose from three cruise-ins, all for free:

• Grand Strand British Car Club, third anniversary show, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at TBonz restaurant on 21st Avenue North and U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach. 455-8273 or

• Myrtle Beach Car Club, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 4 Seasons Car Wash, 600 U.S. 17 Business S., Surfside Beach. Call 215-3849 or 742-9802.

•  Hot Rod Promotions, 1-4 p.m. at Highway 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries, 4390 U.S. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet, by Piggly Wiggly. 503-8245.

Fitness party for women

The “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!” event for fun, fitness and friendship will include line and Latin dancing, exercise and games. Call 272-0229 with number in party attending. More details at

Details | 3-7 p.m. at Anaerobic Studio, next to Bath & Body Works in Myrtle Beach Mall, on U.S. 17 at S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres.

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