THROUGH SUNDAY | 05.12
Mother’s Day outing ideas
The Grand Strand is full ways to celebrate matriarchs in our lives this weekend for Mother’s Day. Here’s a sampling:
• Nightly through May 12 at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, mothers dine for free with one paid full-priced adult admission – mention code MFMB13. Show times are 6 p.m. at 2904 Fantasy Way, close to U.S. 501 and George Bishop Parkway, just west of Myrtle Beach and the Intracoastal Waterway; general admission: $50.95 ages 13 and older, otherwise $30.95. Details at 236-4635, 800-436-4386 orwww.medievaltimes.com/myrtlebeach.aspx
• Young visitors to the Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., are welcome to make a Mother’s Day card 11 a.m.-noon May 11, for “Give Mom A Break Day,” free with admission: $8 adults, $6 seniors and students, $4 ages 3-4, and free ages 2 and under. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 910-579-1016 orwww.museumplanetarium.org
• Free admission for moms with a paying companion 11 a.m.-8 p.m. May 11-12 at MagiQuest, at Broadway at the Beach, off Grissom Parkway in Myrtle Beach. 916-1800 or www.http://magiquest.com/MQLocations/Myrtle-Beach-SC.html
• USA Dance Grand Strand Chapter 6024 has Mother’s Day-themed social dance 7-10 p.m. May 11 at Myrtle Beach Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane, near The Market Common, with music and a samba-line dance lesson. A dish to share is suggested, beverages are supplied, and singles are welcome. $7 members, otherwise $10. 808-3397 or details atwww.USADanceGrandStrand.org
• House of Blues, celebrating its 20th anniversary at Barefoot Landing on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach, debuts “Kirk Franklin’s Gospel Brunch,” 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 12, with live gospel music 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and continuing every Sunday. $29 ages 13 and older, $14.50 ages 7-12, and free ages 6 and younger. Reservations at 913-3746 orwww.hob.com/myrtlebeach
• Free games of bowling for moms, 9 a.m. until closing May 12, at Surfside Bowl Entertainment Center, 510 U.S. 17 Business N., Surfside Beach. Every Sunday, games and shoe rentals are $1.50 each. 238-2695 orwww.surfsidebowlingcenter.com
• Elvis tribute artist “King Shazaam” Jeff Collins will perform “Singing Mother’s Day Telegrams” – three customer-chosen songs from a list – for $60 in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach. 424-9124, www.kingshazaam.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY | 05.11
Quad of benefits
Pick a fundraiser May 11 at which to enjoy an outing:
• Boy Scout Troop 360 of Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet has its fourth annual Barbecue Fundraiser and “Super” Yard Sale, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in parking lot of Christ the King Church, 10172 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island. Meal sales are 11 a.m.-1 p.m., for $10 a plate, including rice/hash, beans and slaw, or $10 per pound. EmailEDorn@nexsenpruet.com
• Myrtle Beach Car Club’s third annual “Back to Summer Car and Truck Show,” benefiting local charities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Broadway at the Beach, near Hard Rock Cafe, at 29th Avenue North and U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach. Admission is free, and car registration $20, with awards at 3 p.m. 685-4002.
• A Zumba party 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Little River United Methodist Church, 1629 U.S. 17 N. at Mineola Ave., benefiting its scholarships for children’s summer camp programs. Donation $10 advance or $15 at door. 446-4169 or email@example.com
• Pawleys Pavilion Reunion – “Building New Memories – Let the Good Times Roll Again,” benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Georgetown County, 6:30 p.m.-midnight at Pawleys Island Nature Park, 321 Myrtle Ave., with The Mark Roberts Band. Tickets for ages 13 and older: $30 advance, $35 at gate, and for ages 2-12: $10. Group rates available. 546-5685 orwww.habitatgeorgetown.com/events.html
SATURDAY | 05.11
‘Space Day’ at planetarium
Ingram Planetarium will celebrate “Space Day: A Celebration of Space Exploration” at 7 p.m. May 11, with two guest presenters.
Barry Kirkham will talk about endeavors including manned space voyages, robotic explorers such as Curiosity and Voyager, and the Hubble Space Telescope, and Rob Kutch will speak how humans can live and work in space, especially nutritional needs in such travel. The program also includes a five-minute music video from Geodesium with Hubble images.
Admission is $8 adults, $6 ages 60 and older, and students; and $4 ages 3-4 – the same for its Sky Theater shows Fridays-Saturdays 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.
Find the planetarium at 7625 High Market St., Sunset Beach, N.C.; 910-575-0033 or www.museumplanetarium.org.
OPENS SUNDAY | 05.12-10,31
Brookgreen ‘Storybook Forest’
Brookgreen Gardens opens its “Enchanted Storybook Forest,” a collection of storybook playhouses created by local builders, architects and organizations, with a ribbon cutting at 3 p.m. May 12.
Each house, such as Cinderella’s Castle, Hansel and Gretel’s Gingerbread House, and Rapunzel’s Tower, is based on a classic children’s story or nursery rhyme, and the exhibit aims to inspire children imaginations and ignite a love for reading. Special programs and activities are planned during the season, including storytelling under the trees, arts and crafts, and lessons on nature. The exhibit, open daily through October, is free with garden admission, which lasts seven days: $14 ages 13-64, $12 ages 65 and older, and $7 ages 4-12.
Brookgreen’s on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, across from Huntington Beach State Park. Details at 235-6000, 800-849-1931 or www.brookgreen.org.
SATURDAY | 05.11
Get outdoors in parks
Huntington Beach State Park, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, will have its “Great American Backyard Campout” from 10 a.m. May 11 to early afternoon May 12.
Designed for families who are beginning campers, with loaner tents available, ranger-guided activities will include cooking, campfire and camping secrets, throwing a cast, pulling a seine net, and paddling a kayak. Cost per family is $2, and everyone will be given a list of foods to bring. Register at 235-8755, in the park’s nature center, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.