Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on Jan. 13

January 12, 2014 

King Holiday Inauguration

Martin Luther King Jr.

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MLK movie at library

See an acclaimed documentary on Martin Luther King Jr. Details at 915-5282 or www.hcml.org.

Details | 2 p.m. at Horry County Memorial Library’s Carolina Forest branch 2250 Carolina Forest Blvd., east of U.S. 501, for free.

Group to watch opera

The Grand Strand Opera Workshop presents a DVD showing of Verdi’s “Il Trovatore.” Details at 385-3963 or 215-4959, and Brightwater at 903-8300.

Details | 3 p.m. at Brightwater, off International Drive and S.C. 31; annual dues $25 individual, or $35 for family/couple; first meeting free for guests.

‘Books & Boogie’ benefit

Five local authors -- Karen Edgar, Bob Freeland, Paul Grimshaw, Gordon Mooneyhan and Troy Nooe -- will sign their books, and several musicians will entertain, at a “Books & Boogie” benefit Freedom Readers, an organization that provides literacy tutoring and free books. Details at 241-4589 or www.freedomreaders.org.

Details | 6 p.m., with buffet until 8 p.m., at Dead Dog Saloon, 4079 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, for $35.

Chocolate story time

Join a family story time – maybe for dessert after dinner at home – with “Chocolate Factory Fun,” with chocolate and candy. Details at 915-7323 or www.hcml.org.

Details | 6-7 p.m. at Horry County Memorial Library Conway branch, 801 Main St., for free.

For a complete list of upcoming events, festivals and shows, visit MyrtleBeach

Online.com/kicks.

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