Winyah Bay fest opens
The Winyah Bay Heritage Festival, a benefit by the Georgetown County Historical Society, opens for two days through Sunday, including “Dock Dogs” aquatic jumping competition both days. Details at www.winyahbayfestival.org, and from Georgetown County Museum, 120 Broad St., Georgetown, which is waiving admission for these two days only – 545-7020 or www.georgetowncountymuseum.com.
Details | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday), on Front Street in downtown Georgetown. Free admission. , with “Dock Dogs” jumping and aquatics demos and competition both days, and practices 3-6 p.m. Feb. 28. Admission is free.
Tour churches, hear organs
Join the American Guild of Organists, Grand Strand Chapter (www.agograndstrand.org), and five downtown Conway churches for a musical history tour of five downtown Conway churches for a half-hour each. Details at 488-4251 or 607-282-2350.
Details | Starting 9:30 a.m. at Kingston Presbyterian Church, 800 Third Ave., then proceeding to Trinity United Methodist Church, 198 Long Ave.; St. Paul’s Church, 710 Main St.; First Baptist Church, 603 Elm St.; and First United Methodist Church, 1001 Fifth Ave. – for free.
Two plays under way
Two plays have opened for their first weekend:
• “Monty Python’s ‘SpamALot’ ” by Theatre of the Republic, 7:30 p.m. (and March 6-8 and 13-15; and 3 p.m. March 2, 8-9 and 15-16), at Main Street Theatre, 335 Main. St., Conway, for $21. 488-0821 or www.theatreoftherepublic.com.
• “The Constant Wife,” by Swamp Fox Players, 8 p.m. (and March 7-8 and 13-15; and 2:30 p.m. March 9 and 16), at Strand Theater, 710 Front St., Georgetown, for $15. 527-2924 or www.swampfoxplayers.com.
Many special events
• “Otter Birthday Celebration” 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Brookgreen Gardens (open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.), on U.S. 17 between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach. Free with admission, which lasts seven days: $14 ages 13-64, $12 ages 65 and older, and $7 ages 4-12. 235-6000, 800-849-1931 or www.brookgreen.org.
• New season for NASCAR SpeedPark, 1820 21st Ave. N. Extension, at U.S. 17 Bypass, Myrtle Beach, across from Palace Theatre and Broadway at the Beach, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily through April 6, then 10 a.m.-10 p.m. into June. Free admission for spectators; individual ride tickets available; daylong wristband $29.99 ($23.99 online) and various other pass options. 918-8725 or www.nascarspeedpark.com/sc.aspx.
• Hot Rod Promotions cruise-in, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Gershon’s New York Deli, 3140 U.S. 17 Business S., Garden City Beach. Free. 503-8245.
• “Bonfire Saturday,” noon-5 p.m. at La Belle Amie Vineyard, at S.C. 90 and St. Joseph Road, just west of North Myrtle Beach Middle School. Free. 399-WINE or www.labelleamie.com.
• Fifth annual Wildlife Expo and Supper, 1 p.m., with dinner at 5 p.m., at Juniper Bay Baptist Church, 5265 Juniper Bay Road, Conway. Free. 397-2787.
• Evening of 1960s music and dancing , with Mike’s Garage Band, benefiting Brunswick Family Assistance, 5:30-9:30 p.m. March 1 at 101 Stone Chimney Road, at U.S. 17 and N.C. 211 in Supply, N.C. $12. 910-754-4766 or 910-754-7322.
• Shoji Tabuchi in concert, 7 p.m. March 1 at Alabama Theatre, at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach, for $34.95, $42.95 or $48.95. 272-1111, 800-342-2262 or www.alabama-theatre.com.
• “An Evening with Sarah Reese,” Metropolitan Opera soprano, 4 p.m. March 1 in Coastal Carolina University’s Wheelwright Auditorium, off U.S. 501 in Conway. $15 general; $10 CCU/Horry-Georgetown Technical College faculty, staff, alumni, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members, seniors and teens; and $5 CCU/HGTC students and children. 349-2787 or www.coastal.edu/culturalarts.
For a complete list of upcoming events, festivals and shows, visit MyrtleBeach