Events in final day
Three weekend festivals and special events enter their final day:
• Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Huntington Beach State Park, open 6 a.m.-10 p.m., on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach; $6 ages 16 or older, otherwise free; $10 for multiday pass; and free for S.C. State Parks Passport Plus holders and three guests. Also: free park admission on these days only. 237-4440 or www.atalayafestival.com.
• Home Improvement & Outdoor Living Show, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Myrtle Beach Convention Center, at Oak Street and 21st Avenue North; $5 ages 17 and older, otherwise free. http://homeimprovementshow.info.
• St. John’s Greek Festival, noon-7 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, at U.S. 17 Bypass and 33rd Avenue North in Myrtle Beach; $1 ages 11 and older, otherwise free. 448-3773 or www.stjohn-mb.org.
Symphony starts season
The Long Bay Symphony kicks off its 26th season series with a “Made in America” concert, featuring Philip Powell on piano, showcasing various colossal U.S. classical composers such as George Gershwin and Aaron Copland.
Details | 4 p.m. at Myrtle Beach High School auditorium, on Grissom Parkway, between 29th and 38th avenues North, for $40, $45 or $50, and $15 for students 22 and younger with valid ID; season tickets also available. Also, reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres, dessert, coffee and glass of wine, 6-8:30 p.m. at Pine Lakes Country Club, 5603 Granddaddy Drive, Myrtle Beach, off Grissom Parkway, for $45 single or $80 couple.
Tour Lighthouse Island
The Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge will have a tour to Lighthouse Island. After a brief slide presentation at Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center, on U.S. 17 in Awendaw, about 40 miles south of Georgetown, guests will drive about 10 miles north to McClellanville and board a ferry at for the one-hour crossing to the island. Reservations required at 884-7684. More details at www.coastalexpeditions.com, or email email@example.com.
Details | 12:30-5:30 p.m., for $45 by credit card in advance, or by cash, charge, or check payable to Coastal Expeditions at the boat dock.
Two matinees take stage
Three theaters have matinees, at 3 p.m.:
• “Steel Magnolias” finale at Stage Left Theatre Company, 3064 DeVille St., Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common, between Nevers and Lewis streets, next to Coastal Dance Centre, for $15 advance or $18 at door. Details at 232-0339 or www.stagelefttheatremb.com.
• “All in the Timing” by Atlantic Stage, at 79th Avenue Theatre, at Coastal Carolina University’s Myrtle Beach Education Center, at U.S. 17 Bypass, for $27.50 general admission; $22.50 seniors (ages 55 and older)/educators/military; $17.50 students, including Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members; and $10 side section seats. Details at 877-287-8587 or www.atlanticstage.com.
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