The week ahead for the Myrtle Beach area

March 2, 2014 

See the Bee

The 26th annual The Sun News Regional Spelling Bee will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Myrtle Beach High School Music and Arts Center, where 52 students from Horry and Georgetown counties will vie for a trip to the national bee in the Washington, D.C., area. The event is free but will be broadcast live at www.YouTube.com/MBSunNews and www.MyrtleBeachOnline.com.

‘Spring forward’

Daylight saving time begins 2 a.m. Sunday. Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour Saturday night before bed.

Mardi Gras on the Marshwalk

The fourth annual Marshi Gras takes place Tuesday, with a parade beginning at Wicked Tuna at 6:45 p.m., winding its way along the Marshwalk and ending at Bovine’s Restaurant. Those dressed in their best Mardi Gras outfits could be awarded up to $500 in cash and gift cards.

Seasonal flights begin to resume

WestJet returns Thursday for its second season with twice weekly service to Toronto, Canada; that’s about two months earlier than its inaugural service last year. Also Thursday, United resumes its flights to Newark, N.J., which had been year-round until the carrier scaled back this winter and converted them to seasonal.

Tourney time

The annual Big South Conference basketball tournaments will take place in Conway for the second straight season.

Coastal Carolina will host the men’s and women’s tournaments at The HTC Center beginning Tuesday when the women’s tournament tips off at 11 a.m. The men’s tournament’s first game begins at noon Wednesday.

Job fair

The Myrtle Beach branch of the NAACP will hold a job and resource fair Saturday at the Canal Street Recreation Center, 901 Canal St., Myrtle Beach.

The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

‘Southern Charm’ premieres

Another S.C. reality show hits TV screens Monday with the premiere of ‘Southern Charm.’ The show, filmed in Charleston and featuring former state treasurer Thomas Ravenel, will air 10 p.m. Monday on Bravo.

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