‘Lunch of Love’ benefit
Feast on a “Lunch of Love,” to benefit the Grand Strand Humane Society, with choices of two slices of cheese or pepperoni pizza, a half- ham or turkey hoagie, or regular size toss salad, each with beverage. Call-in orders for pickup accepted until 11:30 p.m. at 444-1122. Details at 918-4911 or www.grandstrandhumanesociety.com.
Details | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers Restaurant located, on 21st Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, just east of U.S. 17 Bypass, across from Palace Theatre, for $10.
Go behind reserve scenes
Catch a program highlighting research and activities by the North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, and go behind the scenes of the Baruch Marine Laboratory. Register as soon as possible at 546-4623. More details at www.northinlet.sc.edu.
Details | noon-2 p.m. at Hobcaw Barony, on U.S. 17, just north of Georgetown, for free.
Shows at planetarium
Catch a Sky Theater dome show Fridays-Saturdays through May 17: “Undiscovered Worlds” at noon, “Astronaut” 1 p.m., “Dynamic Earth” 2 p.m., and “Seven Wonders” 3 p.m., each with a live star show afterward. Also on this day, at 6 p.m.: “Venus and Mars: Beauty and the Warrior,” with Edward Ovsenik, discussing how Earth’s nearest planetary neighbors got their names. Details at 910-575-0033 or museumplanetarium.org.
Details | at Ingram Planetarium, 625 High Market St., Sunset Beach, N.C.; per show/program: $8 ages 13-61, $7 ages 62 and older, $6 ages 3-12, and free ages 2 and younger.
Film showcase in Florence
Take an easy escape to the 2014 Florence Short Film Showcase, starting with a wine reception, then these seven films: “Beauty Beyond Colour,” “Men or Mice,” “Daughters of Fortune,” “Black Folk Don’t Live: to the End of a Horror Film,” “Timing,” “White Teeth Wednesdays” and “Docket.” Details at www.florenceshortfilmshowcase.com.
Details | 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology, at Florence-Darlington Technical Community College, 2715 W. Lucas St, Florence, for $20.
Weekly senior dance
The city of Myrtle Beach continues a season of weekly senior dances through April 11, but not Feb. 14. DJ Ed Brown supplies the music for this evening, and on Feb. 21, and March 7 and 21. Details at 918-2381 or www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com.
Details | 7-10 p.m. at Myrtle Beach’s Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Drive, near The Market Common, for $7.
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