Myrtle Beach-area arts and cultural calendar for Jan. 3-9

January 2, 2014 

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    These courtesy listings run on a space-available basis. Items with a star indicate a new or updated listing from the previous week’s calendar. Submit items for consideration to and follow Kicks! on Twitter @MBKicks. Compiled by Steve Palisin.


CAROLINA FOREST HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA DEPARTMENT, “March Musical Marathon,” at school, 700 Gardner Lacy Road, east of U.S. 501, benefiting student trip to perform in August at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland. 236-7997 and

“Ragtime,” 7:30 p.m. March 19-22 and 3 p.m. March 22-23

• “Always ... Patsy Cline,” 7:30 p.m. March 26-29 and 3 p.m. March 29-30


FESTIVE BRASS OF MYRTLE BEACH. New members welcome: Rehearsals 7 p.m. Mondays at First United Methodist Church, 904 65th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach.

GRAND STRAND HARMONY CHORUS/SWEET ADELINES. Rehearsals 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Surfside United Methodist Church, 800 13th Ave. N., Surfside Beach. 650-7323 or

LOW COUNTRY BARBERSHOP CHORUS. Rehearsals 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2061 Glenns Bay Road, west of Surfside Beach. 357-0167, 855-3456 or email

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, artists sought for city’s Artists Everywhere program, for monthly art display at city hall. 280-5584 or – under “Recreation” category, click on Artists Everywhere.

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH COMMUNITY BAND. New members welcome. 488-6742, or

PAWLEYS ISLAND CONCERT BAND. Experienced brass, woodwind and percussion musicians welcome. Rehearsals 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Litchfield Exchange, 14329 Ocean Highway, Litchfield Beach, in back side of plaza, across from Bella’s Italian. 274-5991 or

STAGE LEFT THEATRE COMPANY, 3064 DeVille St., Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common, Myrtle Beach, auditions for Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park,” 7 p.m. Jan. 5-6. 232-0339 or


FREE MOVIES, for adults and seniors, 3 p.m. Fridays at Myrtle Beach Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane. Call 918-2380:

“GI Joe: Retaliation” Jan. 3

• “Emperor” Jan. 10

• “Standing Up” Jan. 17

• “Oblivion” Jan. 24

• “Iron Man 3” Jan. 31

“BETTING ON DEATH” murder mystery dinner, with WPDE-TV 15’s Tim McGinness as detective, in benefit for Horry County Literacy Council of Myrtle Beach, 6 p.m. Jan. 25 at Sea Mist Oceanfront Resort Conference Center, 304 12th Ave. S., Myrtle Beach, between Kings Highway and Ocean Boulevard 839-1695 or

ANNUAL ELVIS CONTEST, 7 p.m. Jan. 8 at Dick’s Last Resort, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach, including David Chaney, Jeff “King Shazaam” Collins, Duane Farmer, George Hudson, Alex Mitchell, Ron Schackleford, Michael Sokolik Jr. and Rinaldo Wright. To perform, register at 222­2324 or show up at 6:30 p.m. Reach venue at 272-7794 or

“CHAMPIONS OF MAGIC” annual gala, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 in Gilmore Auditorium, on U.S. 17 Business at U.S. 17, at northern tip of Myrtle Beach, with Gaston, Pilou, Tom Burgoon, Eric Buss, Timo Marc, and Fukai & Kimika. 626-8191 or

“FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES” CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL, with host David Zinman and Friends of Waccamaw Library, 7 p.m. select Fridays at Georgetown County Library Waccamaw Neck branch, 24 Commerce Lane, Pawleys Island, west of U.S. 17, behind Pastaria 811. 545-3623:

• “Rear Window,” from 1954, on Jan. 17

• “All About Eve” (1950), Jan. 31

• “Somewhere in Time” (1980), Feb. 14

• “Dr. Strangelove” (1964), Feb. 28

• “Annie Hall” (1977), March 14

• “42nd Street” (1933), March 28

“OPERA & BALLET IN CINEMA”, with Bolshoi Ballet. Carmike 12 at Myrtle Beach mall, at U.S.17 and S.C. 22. 272-6598, or

• “Jewels” Jan 19 and 21

• “Lost Illusions” Feb. 2 and 3

• “The Golden Age” March 30 and April 1, 1 and 7 p.m. live and encore, respectively

PALMETTO STREET ROLLERGIRLS, flat-track derby league. Next bout: March 29 vs. Columbia B. or


GRAND STRAND BRITISH CAR CLUB, meets 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday monthly at TBonz Gill & Grill, at 21st Avenue North and U.S. Bypass in Myrtle Beach. 651-7644 or


MYRTLE BEACH PORSCHE GROUP, meets monthly. 651-8030.


Prices, times vary by site, program.

ALABAMA THEATRE, 272-1111, 800-342-2262 or, at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach. “One the Show” resumes Feb. 6, and guest concerts, most at 7 p.m.:

• “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline,” starring Gail Bliss, Jan. 17-18

• Sandy Patty, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24

• Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, benefiting Pardue Family “Children In Need” Fund for The Lighthouse Care Center, 8 p.m. Jan. 27

• “The Ricky Mokel Show,” starring Grant Turner, Feb. 1

• Drifters, Coasters and Platters, Feb. 15

• Shoji Tabuchi, March 1

• Kingston Trio, March 22


BIG-LAUGHS THEATRE, 2696 Beaver Run Blvd., Suite A, Millennium Run Plaza, by Wal-Mart in Surfside Commons, off S.C. 544: “Wild 4 Hypnosis Comedy Show.” 750-0514 or

CALVIN GILMORE THEATER, on U.S. 17 Business, near northern junction of U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach. “The Carolina Opry Christmas Special” finales 7 p.m. Jan. 3-4; and “The Carolina Opry” shows resume Jan. 29, “The Good Vibrations Show” Feb. 4. 913-4000, 800-843-6779 or

CAROLINA COMEDY CLUB, at Broadway at the Beach’s Celebrity Square, off 29th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach. 39-2565 or

• Claude Stuart through Jan. 4

• Tom Simmons Jan. 8-11

Mike Stanley Jan. 15-18

• Al Jackson Jan. 22-25

• Keith Bozeman Jan. 29-Feb. 1

• John Roy Feb. 5-8.

CAROLINA IMPROV COMPANY, based at Uptown in Myrtle Beach mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, all at 7:30 p.m. 272-4242 or

• “Whose Night Out Is It Anyway” – for adults – Jan. 2, 10, 18, 24 and 31

• “Whose Beach Is It Anyway?” Jan. 3 and 11

• “Improv Musical Show,” Jan. 25

COMEDY CABANA, 9588 N. Kings Highway, just north of Myrtle Beach. 449-4242 or

• Tim Wilson Jan. 3-4

• Mitchell Walters Jan. 10-11

• Warren B Hall: Jan. 17-19

• Ron Feingold Feb. 12-15

• Bob Nelson: Feb. 20-22.

LEGENDS IN CONCERT, on U.S. 17 Bypass, off 29th Avenue North at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, resumes Feb. 7 with tribute artists to the Blues Brothers, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Ricky Nelson and Elvis Presley. 238-7827, 800-960-7469 or

MEDIEVAL TIMES DINNER & TOURNAMENT, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, off U.S. 501 and George Bishop Parkway, 6 p.m. daily through Jan. 4, then resuming with shows Jan. 10-11, 15-19, 24-25 and 31. 236-8080, 800-436-4386 or

PALACE THEATRE, at U.S. 17 Bypass and 21st Avenue North at Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach. “Hot Jersey Nights” Frankie Valli tribute returns Feb. 11-May 31 and Sept. 2-Dec. 20, and “Illusions of Magic” March 4-Sept. 27. 448-0588, 888-841-2787 or

“PIRATES VOYAGE DINNER ATTRACTION”, on U.S. 17 Bypass, near northern junction of U.S. 17 Business in Myrtle Beach, resumes Feb. 14. 497-9700, 800-433-4401 or

STAGE LEFT THEATRE COMPANY, 3064 DeVille St., Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common, Myrtle Beach, between Nevers and Lewis streets, Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park,” Feb. 20-March 9: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. 232-0339 or

STRAND CINEMA, independent, foreign and documentary films, at Strand Theater, 710 Front St., Georgetown.. 527-2924 or

• “The Great Beauty,” from 2013, 2:30 p.m. Jan. 3

• “Tea with Mussolini (1999), 7 p.m. Jan. 3 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 18

• “Keeping Mum” (2005), 2:30 p.m. Jan. 4 and 7 p.m. Jan. 17

• “The Hunt” (2012), 7 p.m. Jan. 4 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 17

• “The Great Beauty” (2013), 7 p.m. Jan. 18

• “Museum Hours” (2012), 2:30 p.m. Jan. 24 and 7 p.m. Feb. 1

• “Last Love” (2013), 7 p.m. Jan. 24 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 1

• “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” (2013), 2:30 p.m. Jan. 25 and 7 p.m. Jan. 31

• “Sneakers” (1992), 7 p.m. Jan. 25 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 31

• “Fruitvale Station” (2013), 2:30 p.m. Feb. 14 and 7 p.m. Feb. 15

• “Cabin in the Sky” (1943), 7 p.m. Feb. 14 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 15

Also, French Film Festival:

• Feb. 7 | “Bienvenu Parni Nous” (2012) at 2 p.m. and “Renoir” (2012) 4 p.m.

Feb. 8 | “Du Vent Dans Mes Mollets” (2012)”2 p.m., “Therese Desqueyroux” (2012) 4 p.m., and “Renoir” 7 p.m.

STRAND THEATER, Strand Theater, 710 Front St., Georgetown: “Book of Genesis” solo recitation play by Georgetown native Bill Oberst, 4 and 7 p.m. Jan. 11, for $15, and Swamp Fox Players’ 2014 season debut with “The Constant Wife,” 8 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1, 7-8 and 13-15, and 2:30 p.m. March 9 and 16. 527-2924 or

THEATRE OF THE REPUBLIC, at Main Street Theatre, 335 Main. St., Conway. Kathryn Martin’s “A Jersey Country Girl” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10-11 and 3 p.m. Jan. 11-12; and “Monty Python’s ‘Spamalot’ ” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, and March 1, 6-8 and 13-15; and 3 p.m. March 2, 8-9 and 15-16. 488-0821 or


BOATHOUSE WATERWAY BAR & GRILL, “Country Fridays” 9 p.m. weekly. 903-2628 or

• Ricky Young Jan. 3

• Chris Lane Band Jan. 10 and March 28

• Tyler Hammond Band Jan. 17 and April 4

• Outshyne Jan. 24 and March 21

• Russ Coppley Feb. 7

• Brent Cobb Feb. 14

• Doug McCormick Feb. 21

• Morgan Frazier Feb. 28

• Austin Mowery March 7

• Cole Swindell March 14


; details at 679-4525 or, next with Kevin Adams, singer and impressionist, 7:30 pm. Jan. 18.

FPC CONCERTS “PROMENADES 2014”, 28th season opens at 1 p.m. Jan. 23 with Aleksey Semenenko, violinist, at First Presbyterian Church, 1300 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. 448-4496.

GRAND STRAND OPERA WORKSHOP, DVD showings on second Monday monthly, next with Verde’s “IL Trovatore,” 3 p.m. Jan. 13 at Brightwater, 101 Brightwater Road, off International Drive and S.C. 31, northwest of Myrtle Beach. 385-3963, and Brightwater at 903-8300.

HOUSE OF BLUES, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach (272-3000 or

• “Kirk Franklin’s Gospel Brunch,” 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, for $29 ages 13 and older, for $14.50 ages 7-12, and free ages 6 and younger. Reservations at 913-3746.

• Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, 7 p.m. Jan. 11, 18 and 25, for $42 ages 13 and older. More details at

• “Blues-A-Palooza,” 9 p.m. Saturdays, with Stevie Woodward Jan. 4, Stairwell Jan. 11, Bullfrog Jan. 18, Oceans Orange Jan. 25 and March 29, “Horry County Students Rock” Feb. 8 and March 22, The Gray Click Feb. 1, Matt Parker and The Deacons Feb. 15 Paul Grimshaw Band Feb. 22, Sanctuary Blues Band March 1, Fahrenheit March 8, and Mike Telliga March 15.

• The Wailers, 9 p.m. Jan. 18

• “Myrtle Beach Rocks!” The Mic featuring ETop, The Franchise, Profit, D Money, Blade, Sunnie G, and CNC, 8 p.m. Feb. 8

• Chase Rice, 9 p.m. Feb. 14

• Flogging Molly, 8 p.m. Feb. 21

• Blackberry Smoke, 9 p.m. Feb. 22

• Switchfoot, 8:30 p.m. Feb. 28

• Sixth annual Myrtle Beach Beerfest, 2 and 6 p.m. March 29

LONG BAY SYMPHONY, performing at Myrtle Beach High School (448-8379 or

“Musical Narrative,” featuring the Carolina Master Chorale and Jeffrey Jones, baritone, and Carolina Master Chorale, 4 p.m. Jan. 19; John Adams’ “Short Ride in a Fast Machine,” Smetana’s “The Moldau,” Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo & Juliet,” and Walton’s “Belshazzar’s Feast.”

• Long Bay Symphony Guild ’s “An Old Hollywood Glitz and Glamour Tea,” for symphony and youth scholarship programs, 1:30-4 p.m. Jan. 12 at Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club, 70 Tanglewood Drive, Pawleys Island, off U.S. 17, for $35.

• Youth Orchestra ”Gospel Celebration,” 5 p.m. Jan. 26, featuring community youth choir from Mason Temple Church of Conway, in benefit for Genesis Complex.

• “Dancing and Romancing” Broadway spectacular, for Myrtle Beach Rotary Club, with Broadway guest artists Debbie Gravitte and dancers Kirby Ward and Joan Hess, and Carolina Master Chorale, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22.

RIVERTOWN BLUEGRASS SOCIETY, at 5 p.m. third Saturday monthly at Horry-Georgetown Technical College Burroughs & Chapin Auditorium, off U.S. 501 in Conway. Also, preshow jams at 3 p.m. for any acoustic player; no electric instruments except bass. 457-2854 or

• Jan. 18 – The Henson Girls and Ken Scoggins & Millers Creek

• Feb. 15 – Trenity River Band, Alan Bibey & Grasstowne, and Lonesome Medow

SOCASTEE HIGH SCHOOL, “Shrek the Musical,” by students in grades 3-12, 7 p.m. March 6-9 and 3 p.m. March 8-9, at school, on S.C. 707, near Dick Pond Road. 293-9041.

SOUTH BY SOUTHEAST MUSIC FEASTS, at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot, 851 Broadway St., benefiting local school music programs. Series continues with Jan. 25 with Wild Ponies – dinner at 6:30 p.m., concert at 7:30. 251-6402 or

T’KIYAH SOUNDERS shofar group, for anyone who wants to learn how to sound a shofar, or ram’s horn, for use in music, worship and other settings. ). 618-9229 or


ART & SOUL, AN ARTISAN GALLERY INC., 5001 N. Kings Highway, Suite 105, Myrtle Beach, in Rainbow Harbor plaza. Various classes available. 839-2727 or

CHERYL NEWBY GALLERY, 11096 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, in The Shops at Oak Lea. 979-0149, 800-435-2733 or

COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, in Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts. “Linda Stein: The Fluidity of Gender“ exhibition of sculptural armor, Jan. 15-28: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, with opening reception 4:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 16. 349-6454 or

COLLECTORS CAFE AND GALLERY, 7740 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, with Fall Art Show, through Jan. 15. 449-9370 or

CONWAY GLASS, 209 Laurel St., Conway. Glass-blowing demonstrations 11 a.m.-4 p.m. first Saturdays monthly. 248-3558 or

EBB & FLOW ART CO-OP, 4763 U.S. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet. Live music 7-9 p.m. first Thursday monthly. 651-2386 or

EYE FOR THE SOUTH gallery of Southern art, 10138-3 Beach Drive, Calabash, N.C. 655-4524.

• “The Opulent Object: Tapestries by Jon Riis with Sculpture by Richard Mafong and Mike Harrison,” ending Jan. 5.

FRANKLIN SQUARE GALLERY, 130 E. West St., Southport, N.C. Mini-workshop in experimental painting with M.J. Cunningham 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 17-18; register with Jan Boland at 910-253-3101 or 910-278-7560 or

FRESH BREWED COFFEE HOUSE, 933 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach. Concert by Veara, 251-8282 or

GEORGETOWN ART GALLERY, 705 Front St., Georgetown. 527-7711 or

HOWARD GALLERY, 532 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach. 626-3118 or

ISLAND ART GALLERY, in The Village Shops, 10744-M Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island. 687-9261, 455-0336 or

JEFFCOAT POTTERY STUDIO, 284B Koolabrew Drive, Calabash, N.C. Handmade, stoneware pottery. 910-579-2400 or

JEWELRY BY WENDY – BEACH HOUSE FINE ARTS, 10152 Beach Drive S.W., Unit 6, Calabash, N.C. . Classes also available. 910-575-0024 or

MISC. EVERYTHING MURRELLS INLET, 4124-D U.S. 17 Business, across from Marsh Walk. 357-3507 or

MUD BUCKET POTTERY gallery and teaching studio, 279 S.C. 57, Little River, a half-mile south of S.C. 9. Call 446-6630 or email to schedule classes in basic wheel-throwing, and hand building techniques.

MUDPUDDLE POTTERY STUDIO, in St. James Plaza, 4002 Executive Park Blvd., Suite 600-B (rear), Supply, N.C. 910-363-4244 or

. (Also, second gallery at Applewood House of Pancakes, 14361 Ocean Highway, Litchfield Beach.)

STUDIO B ART GALLERY, 2922 Howard Ave., Unit D, Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common. 839-1278 or

SUNSET RIVER MARKETPLACE, 10283 Beach Drive S.W. (N.C. 179), Calabash, N.C. “Vessels: Altered, Twisted and Weathered,” a pottery exhibit by Brian Evans, through Jan. 11. 910-575-5999 or

WHISPERING PALMS ART STUDIO & BOUTIQUE, 503 Ninth Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, in Nance Plaza at Kings Highway. 910-232-9609.


BROOKGREEN GARDENS, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (235-6000, 800-849-1931 or

• Cooking demos, 3 p.m. Jan. 8 and 22. Reservations at 235-6016.

• “Dirt ’N Details,” noon-1 p.m. Jan. 14, horticulture program

• Children’s Discovery Room, for ages 4-12, noon-4:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Jan. 11-March 1

• “Equine Spirit: The Horse in American Art” sculpture exhibit, Jan. 25-April 20

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 2204 N. Oak St., Myrtle Beach. 946-9469 or

GEORGETOWN COUNTY MUSEUM, 632 Prince St., Georgetown. 545-7020 or

GRAND STRAND MODEL RAILROADERS INC., club site, in Myrtle Beach mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22. 4-7 p.m. Mondays, noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. 293-4386 or

HOBCAW BARONY, on U.S. 17 just north of Georgetown. Various nature programs and tours, such as barony tours, and birding tours 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on third Saturday monthly, by reservation only. 546-4623, or

HORRY COUNTY MUSEUM, reopened at 805 Main St., Conway, in historic Burroughs School building, and open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Also, L.W. PAUL LIVING HISTORY FARM, 2279 Harris Shortcut Road, north of Conway. 915-5320, 365-3596 or

KAMINSKI HOUSE MUSEUM, 1003 Front St., Georgetown. 546-7706 or

MUSEUM OF COASTAL CAROLINA, 21 E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. (910-579-1016); and INGRAM PLANETARIUM, 7625 High Market St., Sunset Beach, N.C. (910-575-0033). Both open Thursdays-Saturdays through Jan. 4, then Fridays-Saturdays, Jan. 10-May 17.


NORTH MYRTLE BEACH AREA HISTORICAL MUSEUM, 799 Second Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach. 427-7668 or

THE RICE MUSEUM, 633 Front St., Georgetown. Georgetown County Watercolor Society 35th annual Member Exhibition, through Jan. 4 in Prevost Gallery. 546-7423 or

RIPLEY’S AQUARIUM, on 29th Avenue North at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach. Scuba dive shows on the hour daily, and mermaid shows at noon and 2 and 4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. Open 9 a.m. daily 916-0888, 800-734-8888 or

S.C. CIVIL WAR MUSEUM, in the Myrtle Beach Indoor Shooting Range, 4857 U.S. 17 Bypass S., opposite Palmetto Pointe Drive, between Farrow Parkway and S.C. 544, south of Myrtle Beach, east of Socastee. 293-4344 or

S.C. MARITIME MUSEUM, 729 Front St., Georgetown. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Exhibit coming soon: “The Story of the Henrietta, the Biggest and Best Wooden Sailing Ship Ever Built in South Carolina.” 520-0111 or

WHEELS OF YESTERYEAR, 413 Hospitality Lane, near Carolina Forest, off U.S. 501 near Tanger Outlets. Open 10 a.m. daily. 903-4774 or


ALLIGATOR ADVENTURES, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays-Sundays at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. Special shows daily on lemurs at 10:30 a.m.; alligator handling at 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m.; and reptiles at noon and 2 p.m. 361-0789 or www.

ARK ADVENTURES, birding trips to Springfield Plantation, near Plantersville, off U.S. 701, between Georgetown and Conway, including great-horned owl boat tours. Also, Yawkey Preserve/South Island-Georgetown County trip Feb. 8. 546-4623, or

BAREFOOT PRINCESS RIVERBOAT, various cruises at various times and days, from Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. 272-2140, 800-685-6601 or

BETWIXT THE RIVERS kayak and canoe tours, year round, mainly from Horry County landings, including moonlight dinner tours. 430-1000 or 423-1919.

BODCACIOUS BOB’S BICYCLE TOURS, ranging from five to 35 miles from U.S. 17 in Little River, across from S.C. Welcome Center, with a farm, beaches, winery and Little River’s waterfront as destinations. 241-2731 or

CAPT. JIM’S “RIVER MEMORIES” TOURS, on an electric yacht, 90-minute cruises from Conway Marina, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 246-1495 or

CAPT. KIRK’S RIVER AND SWAMP TOURS, noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, from Waccatee Zoo, 8500 Enterprise Road, Socastee, with room for six passengers. Water taxi to Bucksport Restaurant also available evenings and weekends. 650-7477.

CAP’N ROD’S TOURS, including plantation, lighthouse/shell island, and evening and harbor tours, from downtown Georgetown. 477-0287 or

CAROLINA ROVER shelling and lighthouse cruises, from downtown Georgetown. 546-8822, 800-705-9063 or

CAROLINA SAFARI JEEP TOURS, 31/2-hour tours across the Grand Strand, including Pawleys and Magnolia islands, along the Waccamaw River, wildlife viewing, a salt marsh and Gullah heritage. Pickups arranged at time of reservations. 497-5330 or

THE CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY, 4872 Seewee Road, Awendaw, 35 miles south of Georgetown, east of U.S. 17, first left south of the Sewee Outpost. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, with guided tours 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and flight demonstrations at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. 971-7474 or

COASTAL EXPEDITIONS, four locations, with variety of kayak tours and adventures year round. 884-7684 or

FREEWOODS FARM, on Freewoods Road, off Bay Road from S.C. 707 in the Burgess community. 650-9139 or


• Sister operations: Oceanfront (Huffman) Helicopters, 3000 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, by east end of Myrtle Beach International Airport (946-0022 or, and Executive Helicopters, 2800 Terminal St., North Myrtle Beach (427-7351 or

• Helicopter Adventures, 1860 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, west of U.S. 17 Bypass, behind NASCAR SpeedPark and across from Broadway at the Beach. 800-359-4386 or

MYRTLE BEACH SEGWAY, 2922-A Howard Ave., Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common near Valor Memorial Garden. Self-guided tours, or two-hour guided tours of Huntington Beach State Park. 477-0800 or


SC-CARES, 236 Abbeville Drive, off U.S. 701 north of Georgetown, tours available by appointment. 546-7893 or

SEWEE VISITOR & ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER, 5821 U.S. 17 N., Awendaw. Reopening Jan. 4: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Programs include discussion and feeding of two resident sister red wolves at 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 11 a.m. Saturdays. 928-3368 or

SWAMP FOX TOURS, across historic Georgetown, from 624 Front St. Hourly 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. 527-1112 or

TOURS DE SANDY ISLAND, birding/nature tours of Sandy Island, in northeast Georgetown County, by appointment, with minimum six per group. 843-408-7187 or

WACCAMAW COOTER AIRBOAT TOURS, 45- to 60-minute rides from Wacca Wache Marina, 1950 Wachesaw Road, Murrells Inlet, along the Waccamaw River, west of U.S. 17, between Waccamaw Community Hospital and Brookgreen Gardens; schedule depends on tides and weather. 651-2994 or

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