Various celebrations and benefits are in store:
• Spring Plowing and Planting Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Horry County Museum’s L.W. Paul Living History Farm, 2279 Harris Shortcut Road, off U.S. 701, north of Conway, with such activities as tobacco setting, plowing with a mule, cooking on a wood stove, making lye soap, blacksmithing, and grinding grits. Details at 365-3596 orwww.horrycountymuseum.org
• “Kids Day in the Park,” for kindergartners through third-graders, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Franklin Square Park, at Howe and West streets in Southport., N.C., including spin art, jewelry making and bumper-sticker making. 910-457-5450, or visit their website atwww.franklinsquaregallery.com
• Cruise-ins, by Myrtle Beach Car Club (215-3849 or 742-9802), 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Creek Ratz, 4065 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet; and Hot Rod Promotions (503-8245), 6-9 p.m. at Joey Doggs, 1818 U.S. 17 Business N., just north of Surfside Beach and by Old Time Pottery, both for free.
• Blues & Jazz Fest, with music by Jazz Pizzazz, and The Shamalama Trio, noon-5 p.m. at La Belle Amie Vineyard, 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, just west of North Myrtle Beach Middle School, for $8 ages 18-79, otherwise free; also, bring two canned/dry food items for relay to area food banks for $3 discount. 399-9463 or
• The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach’s 13th annual “Doggie Bone Hunt” benefit, for dogs, at 1 p.m. in the city’s McLean Park, 93 Oak Drive, south of Main Street, between First and Second avenues South. Register a dog for $10 at noon. Other festivities include contests for Pet-Owner-Look-A-Like, Best Trick, Longest Stay and Best Kisser. Details at 249-4948 orwww.humanesocietynmb.org
• North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum Museum preview, with its “Water, Weather, and Weejuns: Snapshots of our Community” exhibit, 6-8 p.m. at museum, 799 Second Ave. N. $15 for founding members, otherwise $25. 427-7668 orwww.nmbmuseum.com
• Seventh annual Shag Festival benefit by the Rotary Club of Georgetown, for Alzheimer’s research and other community service projects, 7-11 p.m. on 100 block of King Street in downtown Georgetown, with lesson at 6 p.m. and music by the Sensational Epics. $20 advance or $25 at gate.www.shagfestival.com
Party at ‘Park Palooza’
The sixth annual “Park Palooza” includes a slew of nature-oriented activities such as “Cast Away!” at 10 a.m. and “Finding Your Way – Introductory Orienteering” at noon. Details at 238-0874 (nature center), 238-5325 (park office) or www.myrtlebeachsp.com.
All-Elvis day, night
Before the sixth annual Myrtle Beach Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Preliminary Contest, 7-10 p.m. at Legends in Concert, enjoy Elvis Fest, noon-4 p.m., with various events, starting with the catch the “Jailhouse Rope Jump Rock Contest” at noon. Details at 238-7827, 800-960-7469 or www.legendsinconcert.com; more festival information at www.broadwayatthebeach.com/elvisfest-2013.aspx.
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