The kids are back in school, so it’s time for the grown-ups to kick back and relax. Since paying for all those school supplies likely took a bite out of your wallet, you’re probably in need of some entertainment that’s relatively budget-friendly. Here’s a list that should get you through the next few weeks:
• Every Friday from 10 p.m. to close, Carlos ‘N Charlie’s is offering vodka drinks, rum drinks, and draft beers for just $1 each. You must be 21 or older with a valid ID.
• Every Saturday and Sunday during football season, Stranded on a Sandbar at Margaritaville is throwing a Coast is Clear Game Day party beginning at noon. Admission is free.
Fans are encouraged to wear their team colors and bring their tailgating gear (tents, chairs, banners, signs, etc.). There will be interactive games, outdoor barbecue, Lowcountry boil, Landshark Girls, stilt walkers and (of course) football. Prizes will be awarded for the best tailgating decorations. No outdoor food or drinks allowed.
• Ripley’s Aquarium is recognizing certified teachers from both North Carolina and South Carolina by offering free admission to each teacher and up to three guests on Saturday and Sunday. Teachers must present a photo ID and a current pay check stub (issued within the past 30 days) and/or a school issued ID card.
To commemorate the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, Dead Dog Saloon in Murrells Inlet is holding its annual Local Heroes Benefit beginning at 1 p.m. Admission is free. This event includes live music, a free buffet, live auctions, silent auctions and 50/50 drawings. Proceeds will benefit local police and fire departments.
• Palmetto Surf School is offering surf lessons all day on Saturday at 66th Avenue North in exchange for a charitable donation. The money will go to help a local woman and her three children who are currently homeless.
• On Sunday, Pottery Barn at The Market Common is holding a free decorating class on Simple Living Room Updates with Big Impact. The class starts at 10:30 a.m. Registration is preferred by calling 238-0361.
JULIE HENRY is a freelance writer, editor and project manager. She owns and operates Myrtle Beach on the Cheap. www.myrtlebeachonthecheap.com/