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January 8, 2014 

THIS WEEKEND ONLY | 01.10-01.12

‘Jersey County Girl’ and ‘Genesis’

Two special plays are on tap this weekend.

• Theatre of the Republic, whose main stage season resumes Feb. 28-March 16 with “Monty Python’s ‘SPAMalot,’ ” again welcomes Kathryn Martin, a Surfside Beach playwright, for her latest show, “A Jersey Country Girl,” 7:30 pm. Jan. 10-11 and 3 p.m. Jan. 11-12 at the Main Street Theatre, 335 Main. St., Conway.

The musical comedy, following an aspiring country music star trying to get past her New Jersey roots in pursuit of her dream, stars several Theater of the Republic veterans: Tishala Martinal – last seen onstage as Doralee Rhodes in “9 to 5, The Musical” – with Georgana Anderson Brown, Laura Flint, Patrick Miller, Mary Ann Randall and Stephen Williams. Tickets are $18; details at 488-0821 or www.theatreoftherepublic.com.

• Bill Oberst Jr., a Georgetown native and Los Angeles-based actor who just performed his trademark one-man rendition of “A Christmas Carol” during Brookgreen Gardens’ “Nights of a Thousand Candles,” will go solo again in a recitation play of “Book of Genesis.” The 90-minute presentation, about the first book of the Bible and Torah, cover selected, but not edited, passages highlighted will include “The Creation,” “The Fall,” “Abraham,” “Jacob and Esau,” and “Joseph and His Brothers.”

Shows are 4 and 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at Strand Theater, 710 Front St., Georgetown, for $15. Details at 527-2924 or www.swampfoxplayers.com, and www.billoberst.com.

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MOST FRIDAYS | Through 04.11

Senior dances step up

The Myrtle Beach Base Recreation Center ballroom will be a hub for a winter series of senior dances 7-10 p.m. every Friday through mid-April, except for Feb. 14.

DJ Ed Brown will supply the music on Jan. 10 and 24, Feb. 7 and 21, and March 7 and 21. On Jan. 17 and 31, Feb. 28, March 14 and 28, and April 4 and 11, DJs Jack and Rosalie Drust will coordinate the tunes. (More details on these dances at 570-881-0244 or rosalie182@att.net.)

Tickets for each dance are $7, with sales staring a week beforehand. Details at 918-2381 or www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com.

Also at the rec center, 800 Gabreski Lane, close to Farrow Parkway and The Market Common, Rosalie Drust will provide the music 7-10 p.m. Jan. 11 for the monthly social dance by USA Dance Grand Strand Chapter 6024. Admission is $7 for USA Dance members, otherwise $10, and singles are welcome and beverages supplied. A snack to share is suggested. Details at 808-3397 or www.usadancegrandstrand.org.

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FRIDAY-SUNDAY | 01.10-01.12

Shows for boats, camellias

Two annual wintertime shows will sail and bloom this weekend, respectively:

• The 30th annual The Grand Strand Boat & Sportsman Expo is 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Jan. 10, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Jan. 11, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, at Oak Street and 21st Avenue North. Admission is $7 for ages 12-64, $6 ages 65 and older, $5 ages 5-12, and free ages 4 and younger. Details at 336-233-0426 or www.grandstrandboatshow.com.

• The Grand Strand Camellia Society will have its 10th annual Camellia Show, 1-5 p.m. Jan. 11-12 in the Tara Conference Center at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort, 14276 Ocean Highway. Also, all local camellia growers are invited to exhibit their blooms, for a special category and award for local blooms. Admission is free. Details at 995-1256 or www.atlanticcoastcamelliasociety.org/gscs.html.

SATURDAY | 01.11

Rock-music graduation

Dino Capone’s School of Rock will have the graduation of four youth bands in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at House of Blues at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach: Before the Black List, Falling Headway, Velocity, and Collision Course.

Children ages 8-18 auditioned in late summer for its Rockin’ Band Program and rehearsed for the past 12 weeks in preparation for graduation.

Tickets are $5 in advance from Dino Capone’s School of Rock, 4007-F Belle Terre Blvd., Myrtle Beach, and for $10 at House of Blues on the day of the event. Details at 222-7155 or www.dinocaponesschoolofrock.com.

SUNDAY | 01.12

Benefits north and south

Choose a good cause to support on Jan. 12, with tea or soup:

• The Long Bay Symphony Guild ’s “An Old Hollywood Glitz and Glamour Tea,” benefiting symphony and youth scholarship programs, is 1:30-4 p.m. at Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club, 70 Tanglewood Drive, Pawleys Island, off U.S. 17, for $35. Details at 448-8379 or www.longbaysymphony.com.

• At the fifth annual Coastal Samaritan Counseling Soup Cook Off 4-6 p.m. at Little River United Methodist Church, 1629 U.S. 17 N., Little River, sample soup from more than 25 local restaurants competing for champion bragging rights, as the Little River Wind-Jammers entertain. Tickets are $7 for ages 3 and older, otherwise free, and include soup, dessert and beverage. All proceeds will go to the Client Assistance Fund for the North Strand Offices of Coastal Samaritan Counseling Center. Call 249-2329.

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