THE WEEK AHEAD
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Greek fest returns
The 22nd annual St. John’s Greek Festival returns to St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church this weekend with festivities kicking off Thursday.
The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday at the church, located at U.S. 17 bypass and 33rd Avenue North in Myrtle Beach. For more information, call 448-3773 or visit www.stjohn-mb.org/festival/festival_2013.htm.
World leaders gather
President Barack Obama will hold meetings Monday with world leaders attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York. On Tuesday, Obama is expected to address the U.N. General Assembly and the Clinton Global Initiative.
Arts and crafts festival
The Atalya Arts & Crafts Festival will take place Friday through Sunday at Huntington Beach State Park, on U.S. 17 between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach and across from Brookgreen Gardens.
The festival, in its 38th year, takes place from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
For more information, call 237-4440 or visit www.atalayafestival.com.
Celebrate Irish and Italian heritage
North Myrtle Beach will host the Irish Italian International Festival on Saturday to celebrate different cultures.
The 10th annual event will be held on Main Street – rain or shine – and will feature food from local restaurants, beer tents, street performers, arts and crafts vendors, as well as local dance groups performing on two stages.
Brew at the Zoo
Brookgreen Gardens’ Lowcountry Zoo will feature more than 30 craft beers from around the region and country at their Brew at the Zoo event.
Tickets to the event are $40 per person and $35 for members, an includes a signature tasting glass. Designated drivers get in for the discounted rate of $15. All proceeds go to the gardens.
The event takes place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. with a rain date scheduled for Sunday.