Author visits library
The Friends of the Library of North Myrtle Beach welcome Lynne Marie – author of novels “The Seahawk’s Sanctuary” and “The Lion’s Lair” – for “Coffee with Friends.” Details at 915-5281 or www.hcml.org.
Details | 10 a.m. at Horry County Memorial Library North Myrtle Beach branch, 910 First Ave. S., for free.
‘Cop on Top’ benefit
The Conway Police Department begins three days with its annual “Cop On Top,” benefiting Special Olympics South Carolina, and a child safety event 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, including child safety seat inspections and installations, and fingerprinting. Details at 248-1790
Details | Business hours from 5 p.m. Thursday-2 p.m. Saturday at Chick-fil-A, 1613 Church St. (U.S. 501), Conway.
Concerts aid trumpeter
Voce Angeli, a Myrtle Beach women’s choir, continues a jazz benefit concert series, “Rise Up And Sing,” with Jack Graham on piano, Chris Connolly on trombone, and the Coastal Carolina University New Jazz Ensemble, to benefit local trumpeter James Canty and his need for more sight-saving eye surgery. (The final date is 5 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church of Conway, 1001 Fifth Ave., with Graham and Connolly.) For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Details | 7 p.m. at Parkway Community Baptist Church, 118 Leisure Lane, Socastee, off S.C. 544 between the Intracoastal Waterway and S.C. 31; donations welcome.
Steel drummers at library
The Tropical Jammers Myrtle Beach Steel Drum Band will be the guests for the next Murrells Inlet Community Theatre’s “First Thursday Info-Tainment” program, with music from “Bach to Bahamas” and a talk about the instruments and some time for audience members to play them. Details at 545-3623 or www.friendsofthewaccamawlibrary.org, and www.mictheatre.com.
Details | 7 p.m. at Georgetown County Library Waccamaw Neck Branch, 24 Commerce Lane, Pawleys Island, west of U.S. 17, for free.
Two plays at CCU
Pick a play at two Coastal Carolina University campuses:
• Opening of CCU theater department’s “Blood Wedding,” 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through April 12, also with a 3 p.m. matinee on that final day, in Edwards Theatre, on main campus in Conway, for $15 general admission; $10 CCU/Horry-Georgetown Technical College faculty, staff, alumni, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members, seniors and teens; and $5 CCU/HGTC students and children. (Also, a “David Bankston and Friends” concert is at 7:30 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium, for $5 general; $3 CCU/HGTC students, faculty and staff; and free for children.) Details at 349-2787 or www.coastal.edu/culturalarts.
• “The Nerd” by Atlantic Stage, through April 13: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays in Myrtle Beach Education Center’s 79th Avenue Theatre, at U.S. 17 Bypass, for $27.50 general; $22.50 seniors (ages 55 and older)/educators/military; $17.50 students, including OLLI members; and $10 side section seats. 877-287-8587 or www.atlanticstage.com.
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