No matter what type of fun you like to have, October has something for you.
Our events roundup this week is the biggest one all year. Choose from Oktoberfest, art festivals, food festivals and much, much more from our list also available online.
For details on the Pawleys Island Art and Music Festival, check the Kicks print edition, where you’ll also find an interview with Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., who are performing at the festival this year.
If you’re someone who likes to have fun while also supporting a good cause, there’s a few events for you, too. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (it’s also Domestic Violence Awareness Month) and there are several Myrtle Beach area events and fundraisers taking place all month long to raise money for breast cancer research.
“Bras-Across-the-Water” Breast Cancer Awareness Event
When | Noon Oct. 5
Where | Freedom Boat Club, Harbourgate Marina, 2120 Sea Mountain Highway, North Myrtle Beach
Cost | free
Details | A carnival-type gathering on the docks in and around the Harbourgate Marina, with live radio and local TV broadcasts; a live band; a Bar-B-Que Cook-Off Contest; local vendors; breast cancer informational booths; a Chinese auction; games, raffles and more. Bras are being collected to be attached to a rope in a “Chain-of-Hope.” The highlight of the event will occur when the collection of bras are strung across the water.
Benefits | American Cancer Society in support of breast cancer research.
Information | Michael Trescak, 910-575-7588 or 910-386-7759
2013 In the Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Walk and Survivor Celebration
When | Oct. 5. Registration and events will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by the two-mile walk, which gets under way at 10 a.m.
Where | Begin and end at the Imaging Center at Waccamaw Medical Park East on U.S. 17 Bypass and wind through the Marsh Walk in Murrells Inlet.
Details | Vendor expo, a pink bake sale, musical entertainment by Paul Grimshaw and complimentary Shutterbooth photos. Ed Pietrowski, chief meteorologist for WPDE, will be on hand to welcome participants, and Dr. Craig Brackett of Waccamaw Oncology will kick off the Survivor Celebration before the walk.
Benefits | The GHS Indigent Breast Cancer Fund. Twenty-five percent of the funds will go to the Susan G. Komen Lowcountry affiliate.
Information | GHS Foundation Office at 652-8080 or Margaret M. Lamb, 652-1636
“Flock This Way”
When | Oct. 1 (display) Oct. 12 (event and walk)
Where | Barefoot Landing, Flying Fish Restaurant
Details | Pink will be the color of choice with decorations within stores and throughout Barefoot Landing. The signature event is the “Pink Your Flamingo” Flock Walk and Auction in which art created by local artists will be on display at Flying Fish until Oct. 12. Vote for your favorite flamingo at the display area of Flying Fish in the front of the restaurant. The top five flamingos from the voting will proceed to “Celebrity Judging” at the Flying Fish on Oct.12 to determine the winner. All flamingos will then be available for sale at the live auction following the fourth Annual Flock Walk, which begins at 10 a.m. The walk will begin and end at the Flying Fish Public Market & Grill. The route will take walkers around Barefoot Landing for 1.3 miles.
Cost | $20 for adults to participate in walk, $10 for children 12 and under
Benefits | All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Research and Relay for Life of North Myrtle Beach and Little River.
Information | If you would like to enter your original flamingo art, contact Kathy Stokes, 455-9600 or email@example.com.
Caring In Our Lifetime
Now through Oct. 25 | At the two Tanger Outlets in Myrtle Beach, purchase a PinkSTYLE Savings Pack for $5 and receive five 25 percent off a single item Pink Cards at participating stores. Purchase a $10 digital PinkSTYLE Savings Pass for unlimited use of 25 percent off savings on a single item. One use per store per day. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Caring In Our Lifetime, as well as Conway Medical Center Foundation. Wisit tangeroutlet.com.
Now through Oct. 27 | Round up any purchases to the nearest dollar at both NASCAR SpeedPark Myrtle Beach and Pavilion Nostalgia Park at Broadway at the Beach to benefit Caring In Our Lifetime. Call 913-9225.
Oct. 6 | Holly’s 11th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon at Prestwick Country Club. For $25, enjoy lunch, informative speakers, door prizes and more. Call 450-6590.
Oct. 12 | Little White Dress Couture for the Cure, A Roaring Affair at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club. A champagne and hors d’oeuvre reception, live jazz, fashion show featuring the latest fashions modeled by breast cancer survivors, and desserts. Begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $65. Call 449-4940.
Oct. 20 | Rock the Ribbon, 1-9 p.m. at The Boathouse in Myrtle Beach. For $5, enjoy live music, prizes,and giveaways. Call 267-3349.
Oct. 24 | Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraising Event at Carolina Forest Chick-fil-A from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Call 903-3322.
All month long |
• Salt Water Creek breast cancer T-shirts available for $10 at Salt Water Creek in Murrells Inlet. Call 357-2433.
• Sparks Toyota in Myrtle Beach will be accepting donations for Caring In Our Lifetime. Call 628-0088.
NASCAR SpeedPark in Myrtle Beach is offering a Breast Cancer Awareness Month Online Special of $19.99 unlimited ride wristbands. $1 from each sale will be donated to Caring In Our Lifetime. Offer ends Oct. 27. Call 913-9225.
El Cerro Mexican Bar & Grill restaurants in Horry County will be selling “Save the Chi Chi’s” T-shirts and pink margaritas with proceeds benefiting Caring In Our Lifetime. Call 910-399-6234.
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH
NMB Library events for families
• Homeschool Lunch Bunch & Crafts | Oct. 9, 11 a.m. Bring a brown bag lunch and mingle with other homeschooled families. This informal meet up is for all ages.
Book & Cook | Oct. 10, 4 p.m. Bring the kids by for a fun story followed by food prep (and eating) based on the story. For preschool-third grade.
• Kid’s Craft Night Day of the Dead | Oct. 15 at 4 p.m. Come by and create crafts based on the Hispanic Day of the Dead celebration. For grades 1-5.
• Teen Ghost Hunting 101 | Oct. 19 at 11 a.m. Come by for a presentation by Phasma Paranormal and learn all about ghost hunting, equipment, and see the ghost hunter’s best evidence.
• Snuggle Up Family Story Time | Oct. 21 at 4:30 p.m. Come to the library with a blanket and dressed in your most comfortable jammies for sleepy stories followed by a short film.
• BOO! Kids’ Halloween Costume Parade with Magician Brandon Wagster | Oct. 29 at 4 p.m. Wear your coolest costume and come to the library for a magic show. After the show, parade around the library collecting treats Don’t forget to bring your treat bag or bucket.
The North Myrtle Beach Library is located at 910 First Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach. Call 915-5281.
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