Greek festival opens
The second annual St. John’s Greek Festival opens for four days through Sunday. Also, church tours and lectures about its iconography and the Orthodox faith are 11:30 a.m. and 1, 4 and 6 p.m. each day. Details at 448-3773 or www.stjohn-mb.org.
Details | 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and noon-7 p.m. Sunday) at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, at U.S. 17 Bypass and 33rd Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, for $1 ages 11 and older, otherwise free.
Author visits library
Children and families are invited to hear Lynn Darby read aloud her new book, “It’s Bright Eyes – The Too Tall Cupcake,” with treats to eat as well. Details at 915-5282 or kwww.hcml.org.
Details | 4:30 p.m. at Horry County Memorial Library’s Carolina Forest branch 2250 Carolina Forest Blvd., east of U.S. 501, for free.
Art auction at Hobcaw
Art from Georgetown County’s summer “Beach” program – in which middle and high school students began their study for cardboard sculptures across Hobcaw Barony to photograph and draw herons, egrets, owls, hawks and other birds and later create 3-D sculptures of cardboard, wire and wood – will be up for silent auction at a reception and after-hours, private tour. Reservations at -546-4623. Details at www.hobcawbarony.org.
Details | 5:30-7 p.m. at Hobcaw Barony, on U.S. 17, just north of Georgetown.
Special concert at CCU
A memorial concert benefit for the Paul Rice Broadside Poetry Series will include singers in tribute to the late songwriter and Coastal Carolina University professor from the 1980s-2000s, such as his son, Jesse Rice, a Conway native who co-wrote Florida Georgia Line’s debut hit, “Cruise,” and Elise Testone, a student who went on to “American Idol” fame. Details from Scott Pleasant: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Details | 7:30-9 p.m. in CCU’s Wheelwright Auditorium, for free with ticket from box office (349-2787), but $10 donation requested.
‘Opry,’ ‘Vibrations’ discount
Local discounts, covering residents of 12 proximate counties, including Horry, Georgetown and Brunswick, end Thursday and Friday for “The Carolina Opry” and “The Good Vibrations Show,” respectively. Details at 913-8888, 800-843-6779 or www.thecarolinaopry.com.
Details | Each 7:30 p.m. at Calvin Gilmore Theatre, on U.S. 17 Business at U.S. 17 Bypass on north tip of Myrtle Beach; tickets $20 for adults, $10 children, with six-person limit.
For a complete list of upcoming events, festivals and shows, visit MyrtleBeach