Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on April 10

April 9, 2014 

Deals at Book Nook

At the L’il Book Nook, new and used books are available for purchase Mondays-Thursdays, while supplies last, most for $1 or less, to benefit adult literacy programs. Details at 839-1695 or www.literacyhc.org.

Details | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Horry County Literacy Council, in the Myrtle Beach Family Learning Center, 3101 Oak St.

Easter party for youth

Youth in grades 6-12 are invited to a “Hop on Over! Easter Party” Details at 205-5280 or www.hcml.org.

Details | 5 p.m. at Horry County Memorial Library Surfside Beach branch, 410 Surfside Drive.

Family Kingdom open

Family Kingdom Amusement Park in Myrtle Beach, with more than 35 rides – including the Swamp Fox wooden roller coaster, first built in 1966, and two rides purchased from the former Freestyle Music Park – has begun its 2014 season. This Thursday-Friday, the park opens at 6 p.m., then at 1 p.m. April 12-27. Details at 626-3447 or www.familykingdomfun.com.

Details | at 300 S. Ocean Blvd. – admission is free, and wristbands for all ages – which do not include go-carts and zip lines – are $26.95 plus tax (or $15.50 total for local residents with ID, sold only in the office under the Swamp Fox), and individual ride tickets cost $1.05 plus tax each, with 2-6 tickets per ride, or in packages of 26 tickets for $25, or 54 for $50, each plus tax.

Clubs team up in night

The North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club and Grand Strand Junior Women’s Club will have a “Purses with Purpose” community benefit. Details at 450-4001 or www.northmyrtlebeachwomansclub.com.

Details | 6:30 p.m. at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, 8121 Amalfi Place, Myrtle Beach, for $50.

Plays, art at CCU

Pick a play at two Coastal Carolina University campuses, both in their final weekend:

• CCU theater department’s “Blood Wedding,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, with a 3 p.m. matinee on that last 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. Details at 349-2787 or www.coastal.edu/culturalarts.

•  “The Nerd” by Atlantic Stage, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, 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.

• Also, in CCU’s Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays in the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts in Conway, the “Portfolio I: Studio Arts” thesis exhibition opens with a reception at 4:30 p.m., going through April 21. Details at 349-6454 or www.coastal.edu/bryanartgallery.

For a complete list of upcoming events, festivals and shows, visit MyrtleBeach

Online.com/kicks.

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