ANDY OWINGS SCHOOL OF MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, in Coastal Grand mall in Myrtle Beach, auditions for Coastal Grand Symphony for spring, open to at least second-year music students, parents, and amateur musicians of all ages: 2 p.m. Saturday for piano, guitar, bass, drums/percussion, all strings, and all wind/brass instruments; 2 p.m. Feb. 9 for latecomers for all instruments. Make appointment for exact time at 839-1505 or www.facebook.com/CoastalGrandSymphony. More details at www.andyowingsmusic.com.
ARTFIELDS, registration ends Friday for new 2D and 3D works for festival April 19-28 in Lake City, for artists in 12 Southeast states including the Carolinas, for $50,000 grand prize and two others for $25,000 each. One entry allowed per artist, $25. 374-0180, www.artfieldssc.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DINO CAPONE’S SCHOOL OF ROCK, 4007F Belle Terre Blvd., off U.S. 501, in Forestbrook community, auditions for students ages 6-17, Feb. 9 – drums at 10 a.m., guitar 11:30 a.m., bass 1 p.m., vocal 2:30 p.m. and keyboards 4 p.m. – for next 12-week program beginning in early March, with shows through summer. 222-7155, www.dinocaponesschoolofrock.com or email email@example.com
FESTIVE BRASS OF MYRTLE BEACH. New members welcome: Rehearsals 7 p.m. Mondays at First United Methodist Church, 904 65th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. 293-6162 or festivebrassofmyrtlebeach.org.
GRAND STRAND HARMONY CHORUS/SWEET ADELINES. Women of all ages invited to rehearsals 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Surfside United Methodist Church, 800 13th Ave. N., Surfside Beach. The quartet Hallelujah continues scheduling “Singing Valentines” for Feb. 13-16, each with three songs, a faux rose, card and an email photo, for $35; call 650-0625. Also, “Harmony Express” concert 4 p.m. March 2 at Oceanside Village Community Center Corner, on Melody Lane at U.S. 17 Business South in Surfside Beach, including Finders Keepers and Low Country (men’s) Barbershop Chorus, for $15. More group details at 650-7323 or www.gsharmonychorus.com.
LOW COUNTRY BARBERSHOP CHORUS. Men sought. Rehearsals 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2061 Glenns Bay Road, west of Surfside Beach. 357-0167, 855-3456 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH city events: Deadline Friday for 25th annual North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival T-Shirt Design Contest, with winner receiving $100 Wal-Mart gift card; entry form at parks.nmb.us under “Festivals/Events.” Also, artists sought for Artists Everywhere program, a monthly art display at city hall; details at 280-5584 or parks.nmb.us, under the “Recreation” category, click on Artists Everywhere.
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH COMMUNITY BAND. New members welcome. 488-6742, email@example.com or www.nmbcommunityband.com.
ROCK’N’ETTES, senior chorus line, seeks women ages 50 and older with a background in dance. 497-4094.
SERENDIPITY SINGERS, welcomes women and continues planning for spring concert. 215-2561 or www.serendipitysingers.org.
“SHOOT THE MOON PHOTO CONTEST”, entries due 4 p.m. March 2 at Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach, N.C., for grand prize of a Trivial Pursuit Star Wars Classic Trilogy Collector’s Edition. Details at www.museumplanetarium.org/family-activities.
BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES, by Carolina Dance Partners, 7-9 p.m. Fridays at First Presbyterian Church’s Wilkes Hall, 3810 Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach. $5 per class, and no partner necessary. 448-4496 or www.myrtlebeachpresbyterianchurch.org.
DANCE JAM PARTY, for adults 8-11 p.m. final Friday monthly, with a lesson and food and beverages, at By the Sea Dance-Fitness-Music, 1145 Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach. $10. 800-299-9050.
DANCELINK USA. Weekly dances: Tuesdays, beginner shag 6:30 p.m., and intermediate 7:30 p.m., each $10 at DanceLink USA studio, 109 Cedar Ave., North Myrtle Beach; Wednesdays: shag lessons beginner to advanced 5:30 p.m. for $10, and country couples beginner 6:30 p.m. and intermediate 7 p.m., each $7, at Surfside Bowl Entertainment Center Brick House Lounge, 510 U.S. 17 Business N., Surfside Beach; and free dance lessons and dancing Friday nights at Valentino’s ll, 323 U.S. 17 Business, Surfside Beach. 281-1102 or www.dancelinkusa.com.
FITNESS N’ FRIENDZ, 353 U.S. 17 Business N., Surfside Beach, between Golden Egg and Fat Jack’s, Zumba classes almost daily for $5, and other dance fitness classes such as Barre Fitness and “Sassy in the City,” each $9. 796-0336 or www.fitnessnfriendz.com.
GRAND STRAND BEACH BALLROOM DANCERS, monthly dances, next one 7-10 p.m. Feb. 16 at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. $7; bring snacks for your table only; maximum eight people per table. 903-3765.
GRAND STRAND STRUTTERS, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, but not fifth week of the month, at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. 215-0141.
GRAND STRAND USA DANCE, CHAPTER 6024, ballroom classes on Mondays at Anaerobic Studio, in Myrtle Beach mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres; enter in rear of mall, by Bass Pro Shops: beginners 6 p.m., intermediate 7 p.m.; $7 members, otherwise $9. 283-0007 or 602-7197. Next social ballroom dance 7-10 p.m. Feb. 9, with music and lesson by DJ Dan Chop, at Myrtle Beach Base Recreation Center. A dish to share suggested; beverages supplied; singles welcome; $7 members, otherwise $10. 808-3397 or www.usadancegrandstrand.org.
LET’S DANCE, 5221 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. Private and group lessons in ballroom and Latin. 997-2300 or www.letsdancemb.com.
LINE DANCING CLASSES:
• Beginner and intermediate 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays, and low intermediate 1:30 p.m. Thursdays at The Marlin, 614 Atlantic Ave., Garden City Beach, across from Kroger side entrance. Each $3. 450-4299.
• Beginners, 10-11:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at South Strand Recreation Center, 9650 Scipio Lane, south of Holmestown Road, in Burgess community, just past the Horry County offices. $20 for eight sessions, or $5 for one. 915-5333 or 450-4299.
• Beginners 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays and high beginner/easy intermediate 6-8 p.m. Mondays at Dick Johnson Civic Center, on Pine Drive in Surfside Beach. $3 each. 651-4603.
• Intermediate, 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays at Dick Johnson Civic Center, on Pine Drive in Surfside Beach. $3. 455-0442 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Beginners and Beginner Plus 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursdays at Calabash Elks Lodge, 937 Carter Drive, Calabash, N.C. $4. 222-6600.
MYRTLE BEACH CITY SENIOR DANCES, 7-10 p.m. Feb. 8 and 22, and March 8 and 22, at Myrtle Beach Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane, near Farrow Parkway and The Market Common, and the Horry-Georgetown Technical College Grand Strand Campus, each $7, and ticket sales start a week before each dance. 918-2381 or www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com.
* NORTH MYRTLE BEACH CLASSES, at J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road: classes in Zumba, clogging, ballroom, shag, and line dancing; prices and times vary; 280-5584 or parks.nmb.us. Also: ballroom dance classes by Carolina Dance Partners, 11 a.m.-noon Mondays and noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays, for $10 individual or $15 couple (798-2639 or 995-1862); and Jazzercise and body sculpting (249-5828 or email email@example.com)
RJR BALLROOM CO., weekly dance events include 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Sundays at Senor Frog’s at Broadway at the Beach. $10 cover. 808-1634, www.dancemyrtlebeach.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAND DOLLAR SQUARES AND ROUND DANCE CLUB, Western-style square dances 7-9 p.m. Mondays at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach; $5. 236-9909 or 374-4740.
SQUARE DANCE LESSONS, through Brunswick County Parks and Recreation: 6-8:30 p.m. Fridays through Feb. 22 at Shallotte Middle School, and 1-3:30 p.m. Thursdays through April 25, Town Creek Park Community Building, 1490 Village Road N.E., Leland, N.C., each $80 per couple. Pre-register at 910-253-2583.
VARIOUS DANCE CLASSES, by Jane Cole, details at 222-6600:
• North Myrtle Beach’s J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road: line dancing 10:15-11:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, each $4 per class; and shag on Thursdays, beginners 6-7 p.m. and beginners plus 7-8 p.m., each $8 per class or $30 for four monthly.
• Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach: line dancing 1-2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; and shag on Wednesdays, beginners plus 2-3 p.m. and beginners 3-4 p.m., each $4.
• Elks Lodge 2679, 937 Carter Drive S.W., Calabash, N.C.: line dancing on Thursdays, beginners 3-4 p.m. and beginners plus 4-5 p.m., each $5.
“WINE DANCING”, led by Wanda and Jim York, 2:30-5 p.m. Wednesdays and Sunday and Feb. 24, at Silver Coast Winery, 6680 Barbeque Road, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., for $5 each. Details 910-575-6575, 732-470-8612, www.countrylinedancing.com or email Wandafull1@hotmail.com; or winery: 910-287-2800 or www.silvercoastwinery.com.
ZUMBA FITNESS PARTY benefit for community projects by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7288 of Calabash, N.C., 1:30-3:30 p.m. March 16 at Brunswick Community College South Brunswick Island Center, 9400 U.S. 17 W., Carolina Shores, N.C. $10 advance or $15 at door. 446-4169 or email email@example.com.
“ZUMBA WITH LINDA C.”, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays-Fridays and 6-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays in Brickhouse Cardio Club, in same complex as Surfside Bowl Entertainment Center, 510 U.S. 17 Business N., Surfside Beach. $5 per class. 655-0839 or www.fitnesspartiez.com.
ART CLASSES, in paint or pastel and charcoal, taught 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Fridays by Stuart Fleishman at North Myrtle Beach’s J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road, for $85 for four classes, or $25 per class; and pastel painting 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays, and oil and acrylic painting 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays at A.C. Moore, 1120 Seaboard St., Myrtle Beach – each $85 per four classes; call store at 213-2070 to register. More class details at 213-1037.
* CINEMARK SPECIAL EVENTS, at Cinemark at Coastal Grand mall in Myrtle Beach; 839-3225:
• “Josh Groban Live: All That Echos,” 7 p.m. Monday, for $15 adult, $14 senior, $13 child.
• “ Saturday Night Fever,” from 1977, 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, at regular prices: matinees $6 adults, $5.75 senior/child, and evenings $8 adult, $7 local/student/military, and $5.75 senior/child.
• Met Live! opera encore of “Maria Stuarda,” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; $22 adult, $20 senior, $15 child.
• Met Live! opera “Rigoletto,” 12:55 p.m. Feb. 16 for $24/$22/$16, respectively.
“A CULINARY SYMPHONY” annual dinner benefit for Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art, March 16 in select homes across Georgetown County, with local musicians entertaining. Reservations begin 11 a.m. Feb. 12 at Strand Media Group, 3955 U.S. 17, Unit D, Murrells Inlet, for $125 per person, and each table comprises 10-12 guests. Pre-register at 626-8911 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Festival details at pawleysmusic.com.
* DIAMONDS & DENIM SHERIFF’S CHARITY BALL, by Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation, benefiting Matthew’s Ministry, with music by Jim Quick & Coastline, 7 p.m. March 7 at 101 Stone Chimney Place, Supply, N.C. $80, or two for $150. 910-253-0922 or www.sheriffscharity.com.
* ELVIS FAN CLUB MYRTLE BEACH/GRAND STRAND, meeting and benefit at 6 p.m. Feb. 19, with music at 7 p.m., for Lisa Kesler, who needs a liver transplant, at Villa Tuscanna, 97 U.S. 17 N., North Myrtle Beach (280-2288). 424-9124 or www.kingsshazaam.com.
FREE MOVIES, for adults and seniors, 3 p.m. Fridays at Myrtle Beach Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane, near Farrow Parkway and The Market Common: “Hope Springs” Feb. 1, “10 Years” Feb. 8, “Now Is Good” Feb. 15, “The Words” Feb. 22, “All About Steve” March 1, “Trouble With The Curve” March 8, “The Good Doctor” March 15, “Snow Day” March 22, “Touchback” March 29, “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” April 5, “Sparkle” April 12, “Moonrise Kingdom” April 19, and “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection.” 918-2380.
• NINTH ANNUAL COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL, all showings rated R with English subtitles: “Love Lasts Three Years” (2011) at 7 p.m. Feb. 8, “Angèle and Tony” (2010) 2:30 p.m. and “The Big Picture” (2010) 5 p.m., both on Feb. 9; and “Delicacy” (2011) 2:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Per film: $3 for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and Strand Cinema members, otherwise $5. 527-2924, ext. 3, www.strandcinema.org and www.coastal.edu/academics/outreach/olli/.
“FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES” CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL, 7 p.m. select Fridays at Georgetown County Library Waccamaw Neck branch, 24 Commerce Lane, Pawleys Island, west of U.S. 17, behind Pastaria 811: “It Started With Eve” (1942) Feb. 1, “Sunset Boulevard” (1950) Feb. 22, “On The Waterfront” (1954) March 8 and “The Maltese Falcon” (1941) March 22. Free. 545-3623.
GRAND STRAND MODEL RAILROADERS INC., club site, in Myrtle Beach mall, three doors from Bass Pro Shops, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres, 4-7 p.m. Mondays, noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. Free. 293-4386 or www.isfans.com/gsmrrc.
21ST ANNUAL MYRTLE BEACH STAMP SHOW, marking 150th anniversary of Battle of Gettysburg, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 9 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 10 at Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 101 Fantasy Harbour Blvd., just of Myrtle Beach and along the Intracoastal Waterway, off U.S. 501 and George Bishop Parkway. Free. Also, Myrtle Beach Stamp Club meets 7 p.m. first Tuesday monthly at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. 347-0087, sites.google.com/site/myrtlebeachstampclub/, or email email@example.com.
MURRELLS INLET “DADDY-DAUGHTER DANCE”, benefiting Belin International Mission Fund, 7-10 p.m. March 8 at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 4182 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. $25 couple, or $30 for party with more than on daughter. 651.5099 or www.belinumc.org.
* “OPERA & BALLET IN CINEMA”, Broadway Carmike 17, at Broadway at the Beach, off Grissom Parkway in Myrtle Beach (445-1616), and Carmike 12 at Myrtle Beach Mall, at U.S.17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres (272-6598). At 2 and 7 p.m. respectively: “An Evening with Sol León and Paul Lightfoot” ballet Sunday and Tuesday; “Don Carlo” ballet by La Scala Feb. 10 and 12; “La Bayadère” by Bolshoi Ballet Feb. 17 and 19; “Les Troyens” by Royal Opera House Feb. 24 and 26; “An Evening with Crystal Pite” ballet March 3 and 5; “Notre-Dame de Paris” ballet by La Scala March 10 and 12; “Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci” by La Scala March 17 and 19; “Tosca” by Royal Opera House March 24 and 26; “Ballet’s Greatest Hits – YAGP (Youth America Grand Prix) Gala March 31 and April 2; “La Fille Mal Gardee” by Royal Ballet April 7 and 9; “Eugene Onegin” by Royal Opera House April 14 and 16; “The Rite of Spring” by Bolshoi Ballet April 21 and 23; “Il Trovatore” opera by Liceu April 28 and 30; “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Royal Ballet May 5 and 7; “Nabucco” by Royal Opera House May 12 and 14; and “Giselle” by Royal Ballet May 19 and 21. www.operaincinema.com or www.carmike.com.
Admission varies by site.
• Dream Land Skating Arena, 4475 Privetts Road, east of U.S. 701, north of Conway; open Tuesdays and Thursdays-Sundays; details at 369-2055 orwww.dreamlandskatingarena.com
• Fun Warehouse Family Fun Center, 2349 Dick Pond Road (S.C. 544), between Socastee and Surfside Beach, a half-mile east of U.S. 17 Bypass; open daily; 748-0302 orwww.funwarehousemb.com
* “TASTE OF THE COAST”, sixth annual benefit for Risen Christ Lutheran School of North Myrtle Beach, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 23 at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. Contact Kelly Hewitt at 455-6728 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More details at www.bflanding.com.
WATERCOLOR CLASSES, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach; six classes for $84 or $16 for drop-in. Call Susan Duke, instructor: 251-3877.
* WINYAH AUDITORIUM, 1200 Highmarket St., Georgetown. “Empowerment Pageant,” by of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Georgetown County chapter, 7 p.m. Sunday, with Zenobia Washington, master of ceremonies. $5 donation. 461-1342, 446-4777 or www.winyahauditorium.com.
“ WOMEN HELPING WOMEN REACH FOR THE STARS” 10th annual Antique Appraisal Fair, benefiting Philanthropic Education Organization chapter in Southport, N.C., 1-4 p.m. Feb. 24 in Southport Community Center. Appraisals $7, or three for $20. Reach Jackie Brzezniak at 910-454-9886 or email@example.com.
HOT ROD PROMOTIONS cruise-in, free for all cars: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Joey Doggs, 1818 U.S. 17 Business N., near Surfside Beach and by Old Time Pottery. 503-8245
•MYRTLE BEACH CAR CLUB
cruise-in, free: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 16 at Midas Auto Center, 3354 Waccamaw Blvd., off U.S. 501, just west of Myrtle Beach and next to Bob Evans. 215-3849 or 742-9802.
Prices, times vary by site, program.
ALABAMA THEATRE, at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach. “Ricky Mokel Comedy Special Starring Grant Turner” 7 p.m. Saturday; and “One the New Show” resumes Feb. 7. 272-1111, 800-342-2262 or www.alabama-theatre.com.
ATLANTIC STAGE, at 79th Avenue Theatre, at U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach. “Rabbit Hole” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, and “Lend Me A Tenor” March 21-April 7, each $27.50 general admission, $22.50 seniors (ages 55 and older)/educators/military, and $17.50 students. 877-287-8587 or www.atlanticstage.com.
BIG LAUGHS THEATRE, 2696 Beaver Run Blvd., Suite A, Millennium Run Plaza, by Wal-Mart in Surfside Commons, off S.C. 544, just east of U.S. 17 Bypass, between Surfside Beach and Socastee: “Wild 4 Hypnosis Comedy Show” by married pair Rich and Elizabeth Wilde, on Saturdays: “mild” show, for families, 7-8:30 p.m., for $26.95 plus tax for ages 16 and older, and $9.95 ages 5-15; and “wild” show, for adults, 9:15-11 p.m. for $19.95 this month in a “love is in the air” promotion. 750-0514 or www.big-laughs.com.
BRUNSWICK LITTLE THEATRE, based at Odell Williamson Auditorium, Brunswick Community College in Supply, N.C. “The Dixie Swim Club” March 8-10 and 15-17 at Playhouse 211, 4320 Southport-Supply Road (N.C. 211). 910-200-7785, playhouse211.com and www.brunswicklittletheatre.com. 910-755-7416, 800-754-1050, ext. 7416, www.bccowa.com
CALVIN GILMORE THEATRE, on U.S. 17 Business, near northern junction of U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach. “The Carolina Opry” and “Lights!” several times weekly, and “Good Vibrations!” resumes Tuesday. 913-4000, 800-843-6779 or www.thecarolinaopry.com.
CAROLINA IMPROV COMPANY, based at Uptown in Myrtle Beach mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres. 272-4242 or www.carolinaimprov.com:
• For all ages: “Whose Beach Is It Anyway?” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and 23, and “Improv Rumble” 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, each $14 ages 12 and older, $12 ages 4-11.
• For adults: “Whose Night Out Is It Anyway?” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8, 22 and 23, “Cupid’s Comedy Capers” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14-16, each $14; and “Trashy Novel” 9 p.m. Feb. 15, and “Chick-Dicktionary” 9 p.m. Feb. 22, each $10 or free with purchase to previous show respectively that night.
COMEDY CABANA, 9588 N. Kings Highway, just north of Myrtle Beach: Tom Simmons: through Friday, Mitchell Walters: Feb. 13-17, Tommy Blaze: Feb. 20-23, Vinnie Mark: Feb. 27-March 2, Patti Vasquez: March 5-9 and Chris Barnes March 12-16, each $15. 449-4242 or www.comedycabana.com.
GHOSTS AND LEGENDS THEATRE, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach, including ghost shows and walks, and “Skool 4 Pirates.” Open 10 a.m. daily. 361-2700 or www.ghostshows.com.
LEGENDS IN CONCERT, on U.S. 17 Bypass, off 29th Avenue North at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, resumes Feb. 11 with tribute artists Adele, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Rod Stewart and Tina Turner, through May 11. Also: seventh annual Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest preliminary round, with Elvis Presley Enterprises, on April 6. 238-7827, 800-960-7469 or www.legendsinconcert.com.
MEDIEVAL TIMES DINNER & TOURNAMENT, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, off U.S. 501 and George Bishop Parkway, just west of Myrtle Beach, 6 p.m. at least twice weekly. $50.95 ages 13 and older, $30.95 ages 12 and younger. 236-8080, 800-436-4386 or www.medievaltimes.com.
“PIRATES VOYAGE FUN, FEAST & ADVENTURE”, on U.S. 17 Bypass, near northern junction of U.S. 17 Business in Myrtle Beach, resumes Feb. 8. 497-9700, 800-433-4401 or www.piratesvoyage.com.
THEATRE OF THE REPUBLIC, at Main Street Theatre, 335 Main. St., Conway. “August: Osage County” 8 p.m. Feb. 8-9, 14-16 and 21-23, and 3 p.m. Feb. 10, 16-17 and 23-24, for $18; and Kathryn Martin’s “Ten Little Murders” at 8 p.m. March 8-9 and 3 p.m. March 9-10, for $15. Also, “Movies on Main Street,” at 7 p.m.: “An Affair to Remember” Feb. 13, “Citizen Kane” Feb. 25, “Vertigo” March 11, and Rear Window” March 19, each $3. 488-0821 or www.theatreoftherepublic.com.
* THE ARISTOCATS jazz trio “Swinging the Great American Songbook: Love Notes on Valentine’s Day,” 3 p.m. Feb. 14 at Horry County Memorial Library North Myrtle Beach branch, 910 First Ave. S., with Lloyd Kaplan on clarinet, with Nat Piccirilli on guitar and banjo, and Clair Fancher on bass. Free. 915-5281or www.hcml.org.
BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY COLLEGE Performing Arts Series, in Odell Williamson Auditorium, off U.S. 17 in Supply, N.C., all 7:30 p.m.: “Live at Birdland” Feb. 11, “ABBA-Mania” March 14, and “Broadway’s Next Hit Musical” April 19, e$27 for adults, $25 ages 65 and older, and $10 children. 910-755-7416; 800-754-1050, ext. 7416; or www.bccowa.com.
CAROLINA FOREST HIGH SCHOOL FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT, “Phantom of the Opera,” 7:30 p.m. March 14-17 and 20-23, and 3 p.m. March 16-17 and 23-24, at school, 70 Gardner Lacy Road, east of U.S. 501. $18. 236-7997 and www.cfhsshows.com.
CAROLINA MASTER CHORALE, 30th anniversary season “Passion and Pearls” continues with “Hearts of Passion IV: A Gospel Valentine,” 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3000 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach; 4 p.m. Feb. 9 at Seaside United Methodist Church, 1300 Seaside Road, Sunset Beach, N.C.; and 4 p.m. Feb. 10 at Mason Temple Church of God in Christ, 1501 Seventh Ave., Conway. Each $20 adults, $15 seniors, $5 students younger than 25 with ID. 444-5774 or www.carolinamasterchorale.com.
CULTURAL COUNCIL OF GEORGETOWN COUNTY, Art workshop by James Calk in painting tonalist landscapes, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through March 11, in Clock Tower Classroom, on Front Street in Georgetown, for $400; “An Artistic and Literary Extravaganza” 10 a.m. Feb. 16 at Teachers’ Heaven, 120 Orange St., Georgetown, next to Augustus and Carolina parking lot; and “Third Tuesday Treasures” concert series on third Tuesday monthly, next at 7 p.m. Feb. 19: “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” with performances by students from all four Georgetown County public high schools, an exhibit by black artists, and Peggy Shivers a choral director and vocalist visiting from Colorado, at Georgetown’s Howard Auditorium, 500 S. Kaminski St., for free, but $10 donation requested. 520-0744 or www.culturalcouncil.info.
FPC CONCERTS, 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church; 1300 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach: Jeremy Denk, piano, Feb. 14; and “Love Songs from Opera and Broadway!” March 7, each $10 at door. 448-4496.
GRAND STRAND OPERA WORKSHOP, meetings at 3 p.m. second Monday monthly, at Brightwater, off International Drive and S.C. 31. Annual dues $25 individual, or $35 for family/couple; first meeting free for guests. 385-3963, www.gsow.net and Brightwater at 903-8300.
GRAND STRAND BLUES SOCIETY, Blues Jams, 7-11 p.m. Thursdays at SBB Original, 3393 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet; 651-7960 or www.suckbangblow.com.
* HOUSE OF BLUES, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach: Various shows such as “Blues-A-Palooza” concert series 9-11 p.m. Saturdays, for free; Flogging Molly Feb. 8; Lee Brice Feb. 14; Valentine’s Dinner and Dance with Tru Sol Feb. 15; and Styx Feb. 16; prices vary for each. Also: Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre shows, 7 p.m. Saturdays, for $42 ages 13 and older ( www.murdermysteryproductions.com); 272-3000 or www.hob.com/myrtlebeach.
LONG BAY SYMPHONY, symphony series concludes with “Romantic Blockbusters,” featuring Sebastian Baverstam on cello: Rossini’s “William Tell Overture,” Saint-Saens’ “Cello Concerto No. 1” and Brahms’ “Symphony.”, 4 p.m. March 10 at Myrtle Beach High School. $40, $45 or $50; ages 60 and older $35, $40 or $45; and students 22 or younger with valid ID $15.
Also: “Mad Hatter Mania” benefit 6 p.m. Saturday at Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, for $75; and at Myrtle Beach High: “Broadway Rocks!” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in a benefit for Myrtle Beach Rotary Club, for $40, $45 and $50, and Youth Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in a Valentine’s/romantic theme, including music from “Romeo and Juliet,” for $5 donatio for adults, free for students. 448-8379 or www.longbaysymphony.com.
PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE TOURING CHOIR & RINGERS, from Clinton, south of Spartanburg, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, on Sixth Avenue South in North Myrtle Beach. Donations welcome. 421-8431.
RIVERTOWN BLUEGRASS SOCIETY, at 5 p.m. third Saturday monthly: Bobby Maynard and Break Down, and Common Ground, on March 16; and Mountain Rain, and The Tarheels, on April 20, at Horry-Georgetown Technical College Burroughs & Chapin Auditorium, off U.S. 501 in Conway. Each $10 members, otherwise $12. Also, preshow jams at 3 p.m. for any acoustic player; no electric instruments except bass. 457-2854 or www.rivertownbluegrasssociety.com.
COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY, in Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, in Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, in Conway. Next exhibit: “Troy Wingard: Preciousness” pastel portraits and wall sculptures, through Feb. 22,. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Free. 349-6454 or www.coastal.edu/bryanartgallery.
FRANKLIN G. BURROUGHS-SIMEON B. CHAPIN ART MUSEUM, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. “Icons & Idols: A Photographer’s Chronicle of the Arts 1960-1995,” through March 17, and “Mullen: 2009-2012” and “Room with a View: Selections from the Permanent Collection,” both through April 25. Free. 238-2510 or www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.
ART & SOUL, AN ARTISAN GALLERY INC., 5001 N. Kings Highway, Suite 105, Myrtle Beach, in Rainbow Harbor plaza. Various art classes available. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. 839-2727 or www.artandsoulmyrtlebeach.com.
CHERYL NEWBY GALLERY, 11096 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, in The Shops at Oak Lea. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, reopens Feb. 16. 979-0149, 800-435-2733 or www.cherylnewbygallery.com.
COLLECTORS CAFE AND GALLERY, 7740 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. “Fall Art Show,” with more than 100 works by 25 artists, continues through Feb. 15. 11:30 a.m.-midnight Mondays-Saturdays. 449-9370 or www.collectorscafeandgallery.com.
CONWAY GLASS, 209 Laurel St., Conway. 9:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Free glass-blowing demonstrations 11 a.m.-4 p.m. first Saturdays monthly. 248-3558 or www.conwayglass.com.
DEBORAH BROAD STUDIO, 671 Jamestowne Drive, Garden City Beach, beginning silversmith classes for five-week sessions or two-day workshops, with instruction including soldering, sawing, filing and design. Painting classes also available in oil, pastel and acrylic. 333-5364.
EBB AND FLOW ART CO-OP, 4763 U.S. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 651-2386 or www.ebbandflowartco-op.com.
FRANKLIN SQUARE GALLERY, 130 E. West St., Southport, N.C. Entries accepted through Feb. 9 for annual Spring Show March 1-23. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 910-278-7560 or www.franklinsquaregallery.com.
FRESH BREWED COFFEE HOUSE, 933 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach. Open 5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, including open-mic nights at 6:45 p.m. Thursdays with host Brian Roessler. 251-8282 or www.freshbrewedcoffeehouse.com.
GEORGETOWN ART GALLERY, 705 Front St., Georgetown. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 527-7711 or www.georgetownartgallery-sc.com.
HARRY THE POTTER – PAINT YOUR OWN POTTERY STUDIO, 4007-B Belle Terre Blvd., west of Forestbrook Road and Food Lion plaza. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. 903-0773 or www.harry-the-potter.com.
HOWARD GALLERY, 532 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 626-3118 or www.thehowardgallery.com.
ISLAND ART GALLERY, in The Village Shops, 10744-M Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Programs include open studio classes for adults on Thursday mornings, and for middle- and high-schoolers Thursday afternoons, both with Kelly Atkinson (687-9261); and scratchboard lessons Wednesday afternoons with Jim Nelson (455-0336). Reach gallery at 455-0336, 207-320-5884 or www.pawleysislandart.com.
JEFF COAT POTTERY, 284-B Koolabrew Drive, Calabash, N.C. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. 910-579-2400 or www.jeffcoatpottery.com.
JEWELRY BY WENDY – BEACH HOUSE FINE ARTS, 10152 Beach Drive S.W., Unit 6, Calabash, N.C. Works by artists such as Ann Bates, Elyse Clark, Terrie O’Neill and Cindy Saadeh. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 910-575-0024 or www.jewelrybywendy.com.
MUD BUCKET POTTERY gallery and teaching studio, 279 S.C. 57, Little River, a half-mile south of S.C. 9. Open Studio 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. Call 446-6630 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule classes in basic wheel-throwing, and hand building techniques. Single-day lessons, home-school students, birthday parties, ladies’ night out and private classes also available. www.mudbucketpottery.com.
MUDPUDDLE POTTERY STUDIO, in St. James Plaza, 4002 Executive Park Blvd., Suite 600-B (rear), Supply, N.C., in a business park on N.C. 211, across from Brunswick Electric. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. first and third Saturdays monthly. 910-363-4244 or email email@example.com.
SEACOAST ARTIST GUILD OF SOUTH CAROLINA, gallery open 6 a.m.-2 p.m. daily at Applewood House of Pancakes, 14361 Ocean Highway, Litchfield Beach. Also, exhibit through Feb. 9 at Art Trail Gallery, 185 W. Evans St., Florence (667-0428 or art-trail-gallery.com), open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays. 947-0668 and seacoastartistguild.com.
SUNSET RIVER MARKETPLACE, 10283 Beach Drive S.W. (N.C. 179), Calabash, N.C. “Ruth Cox: Works In Oil,” through Feb. 16. Also, “Coffee with the Authors,” each 10-11 a.m.: David Reavis on March 7, Jack Thompson: April 11, Howie Thompson: May 2, Patricia Branning: Sept. 5, and Ann Ipock: Nov. 7, each free, but reservations required. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 910-575-5999 or www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com.
WHISPERING PALMS ART STUDIO & BOUTIQUE, 503 Ninth Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, in Nance Plaza at Kings Highway. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and noon-7 p.m. Saturdays. 910-232-9609.
BROOKGREEN GARDENS, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, with special exhibits “Sweetgrass: A Living Legacy of Family and Community,” through March 1, and “Recent Acquisitions” and “Willard Hirsch: Charleston’s Sculptor,” both through April 21, and all free with admission: Admission 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.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 2501 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 946-9469 or www.cmsckids.org.
GEORGETOWN COUNTY MUSEUM, 632 Prince St., Georgetown. Open 10 a.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 545-7020 or www.georgetowncountymuseum.com.
HOBCAW BARONY, on U.S. 17 just north of Georgetown. Various nature programs and tours, such as barony tours at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays-Fridays for $20; and birding tours, for ages 14 and older, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on third Saturday monthly, for $30 – register by Monday beforehand at www.georgetowncountysc.org/parks/default.html or call 545-3333 by the day before the tour; more details at 933-1372. Hobcaw details at 546-4623, www.hobcawbarony.org or www.northinlet.sc.edu.
HORRY COUNTY MUSEUM, 438 Main St., Conway. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; free. Also, L.W. PAUL LIVING HISTORY FARM, 2279 Harris Shortcut Road, off U.S. 701, north of Conway, open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; free. 915-5320, 365-3596 or www.horrycountymuseum.org.
KAMINSKI HOUSE MUSEUM, 1003 Front St., Georgetown. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, with guided tours 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. daily, for $7 ages 13 and older, $3 ages 6-12, and free ages 5 and younger. 546-7706 or www.kaminskihousemuseum.org.
MUSEUM OF COASTAL CAROLINA, 21 E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.; and INGRAM PLANETARIUM, 7625 High Market St., Sunset Beach, N.C. Museum open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays.
• Special museum programs free with admission: Help feed touch-tank animals at 11 a.m. Fridays; and at 11 a.m. Saturdays: “Get Ready for the (16th annual) Great Backyard Bird Count “ (which is Feb. 15-18) on Feb. 9, “Coastal Connections: Animals That Mate for Life” Feb. 16, and “What Kind of Fish Is That, Mister? Feb. 23. Also: 19th annual Family Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 30, with free admission this day only.
• Planetarium open noon Fridays-Saturdays: Sky Theater shows through May 23: “Astronaut” at 1 p.m., “Dynamic Earth” 2 p.m., “Zula Patrol: Under The Weather” (especially geared to young children) 3 p.m., and “Tales of the Maya Skies” 4 p.m.; and laser music shows, at 5 and 6 p.m. respectively – “Retro” and “Beatles” Feb. 15-16 and “Led Zeppelin” and “Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ ” (not recommended for young children) March 15-16. Also, “Math, Astronomy, and the Earth-Centered Universe,” 7 p.m. Feb. 8, discussion with Henry Steffens.
Museum admission, and per Sky Theater planetarium show: $8 adults, $6 ages 60 and older, and students; and $4 ages 3-4. Reach museum at 910-579-1016, planetarium at 910-575-0033, or visit museumplanetarium.org.
MYRTLE BEACH HISTORIC COLORED SCHOOL MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTER, 900 Dunbar St., Myrtle Beach, just north of Mr. Joe White Avenue and west of Oak Street, 1-4 p.m. Thursdays. 918-1050.
N.C. AQUARIUM AT FORT FISHER, on U.S. 421, just south of Kure Beach, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, with these programs: “Dialog with a Diver” 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., “Creature Feature” 11:30 a.m., “Ocean Odyssey” 1:30 p.m., and Animal Feedings 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., all free with admission: $8 ages 13-61, $7 seniors and $6 ages 3-12. 910-458-7468 or www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher.
THE RICE MUSEUM, 633 Front St., Georgetown. Open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. $7 ages 22-59, $5 ages 60 and older, $3 ages 6-21. Also: “Home” art exhibit by Bruce Chandler through March 9 in Prevost Gallery, for free. 546-7423 or www.ricemuseum.org.
RIPLEY’S AQUARIUM, on 29th Avenue North at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach. Also, mermaid shows noon and 2 and 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Open 9 a.m. daily. $22.99 ages 12 and older, $14.99 ages 3-11, and free ages 2 and younger. 916-0888, 800-734-8888 or www.ripleysaquarium.com.
S.C. CIVIL WAR MUSEUM, in the Myrtle Beach Indoor Shooting Range, 4857 U.S. 17 Bypass S., between Farrow Parkway and S.C. 544, south of Myrtle Beach, east of Socastee. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. $4 adults, $3 seniors/military, $2 students. 293-4344 or www.mbisr.com.
S.C. MARITIME MUSEUM, 729 Front St., Georgetown. “1905: Georgetown’s Golden Year” exhibit through winter, with 35 enlarged and mounted photographs and other images. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; free. 520-0111 or scmaritimemuseum.org.
WHEELS OF YESTERYEAR, 413 Hospitality Lane, near Carolina Forest, off U.S. 501 near Tanger Outlets. Open 10 a.m. daily; $9 ages 16 and older, $8 seniors, $5 ages 9-15 and free ages 8 and younger. 903-4774 or www.wheelsofyesteryearmb.com.
ALLIGATOR ADVENTURES, at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach, with more than 800 alligators and other animals. Special shows daily on tigers 10:30 a.m.; alligators at 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m.; reptiles at noon and 2 p.m.; and lemurs at 3:30 p.m., all free with admission: $18.99 ages 13 and older, $16.99 seniors, $12.99 ages 4-12, free ages 3 and younger, and active military free with ID, with half-price rate for three of their guests. Also, second-day-free pass available for return within seven days. 361-0789 or www.alligatoradventure.com.
* ARK ADVENTURES cruises by reservation only, with Jerry Walls, a naturalist from Hemingway: “Salty Dog” trip in salt water ecosystem to search for such wildlife as bald eagles, ospreys, ducks, shorebirds, wading birds and dolphins; and “River Safari,” to see wildlife including alligators, and in warmer months, swallow-tailed kites and songbirds, along with covering history about rice, indigo and American Indians. Fees vary by number of passengers. Bring own food and beverage, for cooler on board, and binoculars. 933-1372 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BAREFOOT PRINCESS RIVERBOAT, various cruises at various times, days and rates, sailing from Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. 272-2140, 800-685-6601 or www.mbriverboat.com.
BETWIXT THE RIVERS kayak and canoe tours, year round, mainly from Horry County landings, including moonlight dinner tours. 430-1000 or 423-1919.
BODCACIOUS BOB’S BICYCLE TOURS, ranging from 5 to 35 miles from U.S. 17 in Little River, across from S.C. Welcome Center, with a farm, beaches, winery and Little River’s waterfront as destinations. Bring-your-own-bike specials at $45; guided tours $75, including a T-shirt, bike rental with helmet and lunch; free for children with cart rental; group discounts available. 241-2731 or www.beachbicycletours.com.
CAPT. JIM’S “RIVER MEMORIES” TOURS, on an electric yacht, 90-minute cruises from Conway Marina, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. $15 ages 13 and older, $10 ages 3-12. 246-1495 or www.rivermemories.org.
CAPT. KIRK’S RIVER AND SWAMP TOURS, noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, from Waccatee Zoo, 8500 Enterprise Road, Socastee, with room for six passengers. $16 adults, $8 children. Water taxi to Bucksport Restaurant also available evenings and weekends. 650-7477.
CAP’N ROD’S CAROLINA SWAMP TROMP TOURS, four-hour tours on a pontoon up the Pee Dee River from Front Street harborwalk in downtown Georgetown. $32. 477-0287 or www.lowcountrytours.com.
CAROLINA SAFARI JEEP TOURS, 3 1/2-hour tours across the Grand Strand, including Pawleys and Magnolia islands, along the Waccamaw River, wildlife viewing, a salt marsh and Gullah heritage. $42 ages 13 and older, $30 ages 12 and younger, and discount for military, police, AAA members and seniors. Pickups arranged at time of reservations. 497-5330, 272-1177 or www.carolinasafari.com.
THE CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY, 4872 Seewee Road, Awendaw, 35 miles south of Georgetown, east of U.S. 17, first left south of the Sewee Outpost. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, with guided tours 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and flight demonstrations at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. $12 adults, $10 ages 6-18. 971-7474 or www.thecenterforbirdsofprey.org.
COASTAL EXPEDITIONS, four locations; offers variety of kayak tours and adventures year round. 884-7684 or www.coastalexpeditions.com.
FREEWOODS FARM, on Freewoods Road, off Bay Road from S.C. 707 in the Burgess community. Activities include learning how to grow and cook fresh vegetables, along with demonstrations, farmers market and a farm tour. 650-9139 or www.freewoodsfarm.com.
HELICOPTER TOURS, all with rates starting at $20:
• Sister operations: Executive Helicopters, 2800 Terminal St., North Myrtle Beach (427-7351 orwww.executiveheli.com
) and Huffman Helicopters, 3000 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, by east end of Myrtle Beach International Airport. (946-0022 orwww.huffmanhelicopters.com
• Helicopter Adventures, 1860 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, west of U.S. 17 Bypass, behind NASCAR SpeedPark and across from Broadway at the Beach. 800-359-4386 orwww.1800fly4fun.com
MYRTLE BEACH SEGWAY, 2922-A Howard Ave., Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common near Valor Memorial Garden. Self-guided tours $39 an hour, $59 two hours; two-hour guided tours of Huntington Beach State Park: $69. 477-0800 or www.mbsegway.com.
* SEWEE VISITOR & ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER, 5821 U.S.. 17 N., Awendaw. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; free. Also, free programs include discussion and feeding of two resident red wolves 3-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 11 a.m.-noon Saturdays; and at 10 a.m. Saturdays (with registration at 928-3368): “Calling All Dirt Devils and Soil Scientists” soil education for spring Feb. 9, “Makin’ Paper and Learning the 3 Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle)!” Feb. 16, and “I’on Swamp Nature Hike” Feb. 23. www.fws.gov/seweecenter.
SWAMP FOX TOURS, across historic Georgetown, from 624 Front St. Hourly 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. $10. 527-1112 or www.swampfoxtours.com.
WACCAMAW COOTER AIRBOAT TOURS, 45- to 60-minute rides from Wacca Wache Marina, 1950 Wachesaw Road, Murrells Inlet, along the Waccamaw River, west of U.S. 17, between Waccamaw Community Hospital and Brookgreen Gardens; schedule depends on tides and weather, with a minimum four riders and maximum six; call for times. $40 ages 13 and older, $30 ages 4-12. 651-2994 or www.plantationrivertours.com.