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SATURDAY | 04.12

‘Stories in Stone’ in Conway

The Horry County Historical Society will walk back in time in downtown Conway by sharing its annual “Stories in Stone” tours on Saturday.

Hourlong tours begin at 10 and 11 a.m., noon, and 1 and 2 p.m. from Kingston Presbyterian Church and its Old Village Burial Ground, 800 Third Ave. Both of these places, built in 1858 and about 1750, respectively, are on the National Register of Historic Places. Tour guides in period costumes will share historically documented stories about local founding members of Horry County, some of whom were part of the historical Sons of the Confederacy. Other stops will include a visit in the church sanctuary, the CP Quattlebaum Office, and refreshments in Ultimate Gullah Store, served by the Peter Horry Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Tickets are $20. Details at 248-9045 or www.hchsonline.org.

SATURDAY | 04.12

EASY ESCAPES: Into history

Both on Saturday:

• Annual “Living History Days,” 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Marion County Museum, 101 Willcox Ave., Marion, in what was the first public school in Marion County, built in 1886 by the Marion Academy Society and chartered in 1811. Festival includes exhibits and displays about history going back to the American Revolution, inside and on the grounds. Chicken-bog lunches, served 11 a.m.-2 p.m., are $8, benefiting the museum. Details at 843-423-8299.

• “Founders’ Day,” celebrating 344th anniversary of Charles Towne’s founding and the “birth of South Carolina,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at S.C. State Parks’ Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, 1500 Old Towne Road, Charleston, off S.C. 171 north of U.S. 17, west of Ashley River – with costumed re-enactors in encampments, the firing of blackpowder cannons and muskets, cooking and chores from the 17th century, visits on a tall ship, and archaeologists speaking at the current excavation site. Admission $12.50 ages 16 and older, $6.50 S.C. seniors, $6 ages 6-15 , and free ages 5 and younger. 843-852-4200 or www.charlestownelanding.travel.

MONDAY | 04.14

King of Pop, Timberlake join Legends

Some tweaks are on tap this spring for the roster of tribute artists for Legends in Concert in Myrtle Beach.

Besides the Blues Brothers, Aretha Franklin (through May 3), Elton John (through May 10) and Elvis Presley continuing, the lineup is rounded out with:

• Michael Jackson joining Monday, and going through August

• Justin Timberlake, Monday-April 26

• Ricky Nelson, returning April 28-May 10

• Madonna joins May 5, and Steven Tyler on May 12, both through August.

Show times through April: 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Tuesdays at the theater, on U.S. 17 Bypass, off 29th Avenue North, across from Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach and next to Planet Hollywood. Tickets are, plus tax: $37.95 or $42.95 for ages 17 and older, and $13.95 or $18.95 ages 3-16; booth $48.95 and $23.95, respectively per age group; and VIP $45.95 for all.

Details at 238-7827, 800-960-7469 or www.legendsinconcert.com.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, TUESDAY-THURSDAY | 04.11-04.13, 04.15-04.17

Special events, concerts

Some other special events this weekend:

• Pet Fair, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at Surfside Beach town dog park, on Willow Avenue, by Horry County Memorial Library Surfside Beach branch. 650-9548 or www.surfsidebeach.org.

• Easter egg hunts in Conway – Festival with Easter Bunny opens 10 a.m. Saturday behind Conway Recreation Center, on Mill Pond Road, with hunts – bring your own basket – at 11 a.m. for ages 1-2, 11:15 ages 3-5, 11:30 ages 6-8, and 11:45 ages 9-12. Also, bring a flashlight and bag for a twilight hunt, for ages 11-13 at 7:45 p.m. next Thursday at Riverfront Park. 248-1740 or conwayparksandrecreation.com/specialevents/easteregghunt.html.

• Second annual Bed Race, benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Horry County, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Broadway at the Beach, in parking lot near Hard Rock Café, at 29th Avenue North and U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach. Free to watch. 650-8815, ext. 8006, or www.habitatmb.org.

• 42nd annual “Art in the Park,” by Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday in Myrtle Beach’s Valor Memorial Garden, on Farrow Parkway, at The Market Common. Free. 446-3830 or www.artsyparksy.com.

• Easter egg hunt, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday (rain date April 19) in Calabash (N.C.) Community Park, on Persimmon Road. Bring your own basket, and camera for Easter Bunny photos. 910-579-6747, ext. 5.

• Music & Bonfire Celebration, noon-5 p.m. Saturday at La Belle Amie Vineyard, 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, just west of North Myrtle Beach Middle School. Free. 399-9463 or www.labelleamie.com.

• Fifth anniversary celebration at Studio B Art Gallery, 2922 Howard Ave., Unit D, Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common, noon-8 p.m. Saturday, including music by Brian McKenzie of Electric Bird Noise and Feel No Other. 839-1278 or www.studiobgalleries.com.

• “Salute to Spring” social dance by USA Dance, Chapter 6024, 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Myrtle Beach Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane, with music by DJ Jim Sterner, and singles welcome. $7 members, otherwise $9. 808-3397 or www.usadancegrandstrand.org.

• Listen Up Brunswick Country welcoming folk-rock quartet led by Thomas Wesley Stern, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Holden Beach Chapel Fellowship Hall, 107 Rothschild St., Holden Beach, N.C., benefiting Brunswick County Homeless Coalition. $22 advance or $24 day of show. 910-754-2098, 860-485-3354, www.listenupbrunswickcounty.com.

• Ceremony to add names, 2 p.m. Sunday, at Lost At Sea Memorial, at Morse Park Landing, on U.S. 17 Business on south end of Murrells Inlet. 458-7671 or www.lostatseamemorial.com.

• Ben Burroughs’ “Treasures of Little River Neck and Vicinity,” 10 a.m. Tuesday at North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum, 799 Second Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach. Free by reservation, and coming with $1 admission discount. Also, museum open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. $5 adults, $4 seniors/students/military, $3 children, and free ages 2 and younger. 427-7668 or www.nmbmuseum.com.

• Dan+Shay, whose debut country single “19 You + Me” was filmed in Myrtle Beach, in concert, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at former Pavilion site near Eighth Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. 626-7444, 800-356-3016 or www.visitmyrtlebeach.com.

• “The Emergence of Modern Abstract Art,” slide lecture by John Yothers, 7:30 p.m. next Thursday at Art & Soul Gallery, An Artisan Gallery Inc., 5001 N. Kings Highway, Suite 105, Myrtle Beach, in Rainbow Harbor plaza. Free, with room for 25 guests. 839-2727 or www.artandsoulmyrtlebeach.com.

Also, Coastal Carolina University concerts, on main campus, accessed from U.S. 501 and S.C. 544 in Conway, each $5 general admission; $3 CCU/Horry-Georgetown Technical College students, faculty and staff; and free for children (349-2787 or www.coastal.edu/culturalarts):

• CCU Bands Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday in Wheelwright Auditorium.

• CCU Flute Studio Recital, 3 p.m. Sunday in Edwards Recital Hall.

• CCU Percussion Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Wheelwright Auditorium.

• Guitar Studio recital, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Edwards Recital Hall.

• CCU Jazz Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Wheelwright Auditorium.

MONDAY-WEDNESDAY | 04.14-04.16

‘Circus of the Stars’ arrives

The Cole Bros. “Circus of the Stars,” from DeLand, Fla., has just begun its 130th anniversary tour.

Shows in the big tent locally are 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday in the parking lot on east side of Oak Street, across from Myrtle Beach Convention Center, near 21st Avenue North.

Through www.gotothecircus.com: advance general admission for ages 13 and older: $16, reserved $20 and VIP $23 – also available through Sunday at Gift Addict in Myrtle Beach mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres – free general admission tickets for ages 2-12, two per paid adult ticket (also applicable for upgrade toward child’s reserved seat for $4 and VIP for $7); and free admission ages 1 and younger.

At the gate, adult rates are $21 general, $25 reserved and $28 VIP. More information at 800-796-5672.

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