Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on Feb. 21

February 20, 2014 

‘Magic Box’ at museum

See Teresa Davis, founder of “Creative Arts for Preschoolers,” in an “Animal Adventures – Stories and Puppet Playtime” program called “The Magic Box.” Also, Touch Tank Feeding, when visitors can help docents feed live animals, is 11 a.m. every Friday. Details at 910-579-1016 or www.museumplanetarium.org.

Details | 10:30 a.m. at Museum of Coastal Carolina (open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays), 21 E. Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. Programs free with admission: $8 ages 13-61, $7 ages 62 and older, $6 ages 3-13, and free ages 2 and younger.

Veterans invited to lunch

Veterans of all services are invited to the Merchant Marines’ monthly lunch meeting, this time with Ray Fointaine, Horry County Council on Aging director, as guest speaker. Details at 651-8046 or www.usmmsc.com.

Details | Buy lunch at noon, meet at 1 p.m., at Veterans Cafe & Grille (also home of Mini Military Museum), 3544 Northgate Blvd., Myrtle Beach, in Northgate Plaza, off S.C. 707 at southwest corner at U.S. Bypass, near Dollar General.

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 this weekend, laser shows – Friday: “Laser Country” 5 p.m., Led Zeppelin” at 6 , and “Laseropolis” at 7; and Saturday: “Laser Country” 5 p.m., U2 at 6, and Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” at 7. 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.

Movie, dance at Base Rec

The city of Myrtle Beach has two special weekly programs at its Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Drive, near The Market Common. Details at www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com.

• Movie for adults and seniors, next with “Step Dogs,” starring Dylan Schmidt and Eliana Jones, at 3 p.m., for free. Call 918-2380.

• Senior dance, 7-10 p.m., this week (and on March 7 and 21) with DJ Ed Brown supplying the music, for $7. 918-2381.

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

Online.com/kicks.

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