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The week ahead for the Myrtle Beach area

March 30, 2014 

Horry County parking meters back on Tuesday

Parking pay stations on Shore Drive and at Garden City Beach will be turned on Tuesday and payment will be required for parking along those areas through Oct. 31.

The pay stations, which only accept credit and debit cards, are located at 115 South Waccamaw Drive in Garden City Beach, and at the following locations on Shore Drive: Ocean Annie’s, Sands Ocean Club, Cottage Beach Court and Maison Drive. The county charges $1.25 per hour or $6 for a 12-hour period.

Healthcare deadline

Open enrollment for the federal health insurance marketplace closes Monday night. To enroll, visit www.healthcare.gov/marketplace or call 800-318-2596.

TLC at the Beach

Horry County Schools Adult and Community Education will hold the fourth annual Technology Literacy Conference Wednesday through Saturday to present approaches to integrating technology into literacy teaching and learning. For more information, call 488-6200 or visit www.edtheturtle.com.

Spring break

Horry-Georgetown Technical College students are on spring break this week.

Pelicans home opener

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans open the 2014 season at home on Thursday night as they host the Salem Red Sox at 7:05 p.m. at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.

The season kicks off with the first Thirsty Thursday promo night and the first 5,000 fans will receive a magnet schedule in the first giveaway promotion of the season.

Special Olympic Spring Games

The Horry County Special Olympic Spring track and field games will be held Friday at the Socastee High School. The opening ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. with the Horry County Police Officer Torch Run.

The competitions include elementary, middle and high school students as well as adults with intellectual disabilities. The rain date will be April 9.

April Fools

April Fools’ Day is this Tuesday. The day got its name from the custom of playing practical jokes on the first day of April.

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