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March 27, 2014 

OPENING FRIDAY, NEXT THURSDAY | 03.28, 04.03

‘Dear Edwina Jr.,’ ‘Blood Wedding’

The curtain will be drawn for two more plays:

• Brunswick Little Theatre’s youth division, the Stagestruck Players, presents the musical “Dear Edwina Jr.” at the Brunswick Center at Southport, 1513-1 N. Howe Street, Southport, N.C., behind the Wingate Inn, at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays, through April 6.

Tickets are $14 for adults, $10 students with ID, and $5 ages 12 and younger. Details at 910-471-7741 or www.brunswicklittletheatre.com.

• Coastal Carolina University’s theater department will perform “Blood Wedding,”

at 7:30 p.m. April 3-5 and 10-12, and 3 p.m. April 12, in Edwards Theatre. Tickets are $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. Details at 349-2787 or www.coastal.edu/culturalarts.

Also, three other plays under way are:

• “Always ... Patsy Cline,” 7:30 p.m. daily through March 29, and 3 p.m. March 29-30 at Carolina Forest High School, 700 Gardner Lacy Road, east of U.S. 501, for $20. 236-7997 or www.cfhsshows.com.

• “Cinderella” by Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre, 7 p.m. March 27-28 and 4 p.m. March 29-30 at Beach Church, 557 George Bishop Parkway, just west of Myrtle Beach, for $20 ages 13-64, and $15 ages 3-12 and 65 and older. 839-5678, 651-2006 or www.cybt.org.

• “The Nerd” by Atlantic Stage, through April 13: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays at the CCU Myrtle Beach Education Center’s 79th Avenue Theatre, at U.S. 17 Bypass – $27.50 general admission; $22.50 seniors (ages 55 and older)/educators/military; $17.50 students, including Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members; and $10 side section seats. 877-287-8587 or \www.atlanticstage.com.

FRIDAY | 03.28

Operetta in FPC series finale

The FPC Concerts’ “Promenades” series in Myrtle Beach will go operatic to close its 28th season.

With Bradley Moore on piano, Susan Graham, a mezzo-soprano who has sung around the world in opera houses such as the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, Paris Opera and the Bavarian State Opera, will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 28 at First Presbyterian Church, 1300 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach.

Brown Bradley, “Promenades” coordinator, said at least 50 tickets will be available to see Graham, and sales start at 7 p.m. at the door, a half-hour before show time. They’re $40 each. Details at 448-4496 or www.fpcconcerts.com.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY | 03.28-03.29

EASY ESCAPES: Lone Star Rodeo in Florence

See a championship with competitors from at least eight states in the Lone Star Rodeo, 8 p.m. March 28-29 at the Florence Civic Center.

Divisions comprise bareback bronc, saddle bronc, and Brahma bull riding; calf, cowgirl’s breakaway, and team roping; steer wrestling; and cowgirl’s barrel racing. Special attractions include a best dressed cowboy and cowgirl contest, a two-time rodeo clown of the year – Mighty Mike Wentworth, and animal acts.

Tickets per night are, for general admission, ages 13 and older, $15 general or $10 ages 12 and younger; and $25 all reserved seats. Also, a VIP section, for $40 for all ages, includes seating in the first two rows and such perks as a tour of the arena and bucking chutes, and meet-and-greets with cowboys, cowgirls and rodeo clowns.

Details at 843-679-4525, www.florenceciviccenter.com and www.lonestarrodeocompany.com/florence.html.

SATURDAY | 03.29

‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ benefit

The Southeastern Modelers Flying Club, Grand Strand Model Railroaders and Let’s Go Racing have teamed up for a “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles” display event 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Myrtle Beach Mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres.

This day, to raise donations for the Pretty in Pink Foundation of Raleigh (919-532-0532 or www.prettyinpinkfoundation.org), which assists N.C. women who can’t afford breast cancer treatment, will let the three aforementioned groups tout their respective hobbies, with planes on display in the mall, trains rolling, and cars racing. Also, a through a flight-simulator, people can experience RC flying.

The model railroad club will have its three layouts up and running, with Lionel, HO and N-scale trains, and its club site, three doors from Bass Pro Shops, also is open 4-7 p.m. Mondays, noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, for free.

Fore each club’s details:

• Flying: 910-520-9452

• Trains: 293-4386 or www.gsmrrc.org

• Racing: 272-0041.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, NEXT THURSDAY | 03.28-03.30, 04.03

Runs, festivals and music

No shortage of special events this weekend, including:

Barbecue benefiting Coastal Animal Rescue of Murrells Inlet, 10 a.m.-noon at On the 1/2 Shell, 4500 U.S. 17 Bypass S., Murrells Inlet, for $7 a meal, with free delivery with order of at least four plates. 652-4500 or www.coastalanimalrescue.org.

• Ninth annual Race for the Inlet, benefiting Murrells Inlet 2020 preservation group, 8 a.m. March 29 at Morse Park Landing, on U.S. 17 Business in Murrells Inlet. Register 4-8 p.m. March 27 or 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 28 at Murrells Inlet 2020 office, 4124-B U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet (across from Wicked Tuna Waterfront Dining), or race day 6:45-7:45 a.m. at park: fees $30 for 8K or 5K run or walk (with chip timing) or $25 for 5K run or walk, with no chip. 357-2007 or www.murrellsinletsc.com.

• “2014 Run for the Shelter” 5K run and 1-mile Dog Walk – benefiting The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach – at 9 a.m. March 29 at new North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex, 150 Citizens Circle, Little River, at Robert Edge Parkway and S.C. 31 (open 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily – 281-3800 or www.nmbpark.com). Run fee is $25 advance (at www.grandstrandrunner.com) or $30 day of event, and walk for $10/$15, respectively. 249-4948 or www.humanesocietynmb.org.

Sewee Association 2014 annual meeting, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 29 at Hasty Point Plantation, on Pee Dee River in Georgetown – BYOK (bring your own kayak), including guided birding walks through longleaf pine forest 9-10:30 a.m., presentations 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. by S.C. Sea Grant Consortium, the Nature Conservancy, and S.C. Coastal Conservation League; luncheon and meeting 12:30 p.m.; panel discussion 1:30; and kayaking or boat outing with Coastal Expeditions 2:15-4. Register as soon as possible – $15 members, otherwise $25, which includes a one-year membership – at 843-697-7535 or email sewee.association@earthlink.net. Also: seweeassociation.org.

• “Art in Common” Arts and Crafts Festival – by Seacoast Artists Gallery of Myrtle Beach 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 29-30 in Myrtle Beach’s Valor Memorial Garden, on Farrow Parkway, at The Market Common. Free. 232-7009 or www.seacoastartistsguild.com.

• FUN (Faith United Neighbors) Festival, by Mason Temple Church of God in Christ, of Conway, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 29 in Conway Recreation Center, 1515 Mill Pond Road. 248-2825.

• Second annual “Get Green for Spring – Ask the Experts Q&A,” coordinated by Low County Herb Society, fielding herbal, gardening and lawn questions from the public. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. March 29 in Georgetown County Library Waccamaw Neck Branch, 24 Commerce Lane, Pawleys Island, west of U.S. 17. Free. www.lcherbsociety.info.

• Grand Strand British Car Club, meet-and-greet with N.C. MG Car Club, with car show with models from 1950s-‘70s, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. March 29 at Wahoo’s Raw Bar & Marina, 3993 U.S. 17 Business S., on Murrells Inlet Marshwalk. Free. 902-0491 or grandstrandbritishcarclub.com.

• South by Southeast Music Fest, benefiting local school music programs, with Randall Bramblett Band on March 29, at Myrtle Beach Train Depot, 851 Broadway St. – dinner at 6:30 p.m., concert at 7:30. $20 advance or $25 at door. 251-6402 or www.southbysoutheast.org.

• Oak Ridge Boys concert, 7 p.m. March 29, at Alabama Theatre (home of “One the Show”), at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach, for $40.95, $48.95 or $56.95. 272-1111, 800-342-2262 or www.alabama-theatre.com.

• “Children’s Butterfly Activity Afternoon,” 1-4 p.m. March 30 at “Whispering Wings” Butterfly House and the Enchanted Storybook Forest at Brookgreen Gardens (open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily), on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, with 15-minute visits on this day only for $1, otherwise 30-minute walk-throughs are an extra $3 ages 13 and older, $2 ages 4-12, through October – along with garden 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.

• “Dancing for a Cause,” 4-6 p.m. March 30 at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, 410 Sixth Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach, with shag exhibition and lessons by Charlie Womble and Jackie McGee, $5 donation, benefiting medical expenses for Claudia Hilburn, coping with scleroderma. 907-2412.

• “David Bankston and Friends” concert, 7:30 p.m. April 3 in Coastal Carolina University’s Wheelwright Auditorium, off U.S. 501 in Conway. $5 general admission; $3 CCU/Horry-Georgetown Technical College students, faculty and staff; and free for children. 349-2787 or www.coastal.edu/culturalarts.

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