Blue Crab Fest opens
The 32nd annual Blue Crab Festival opens for two days through Sunday, and includes music on this day by Craig Woolard Band 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and the Carolina Soul Band 3-6 p.m.. Details at 795-9755 or 385-3180.
Trio of outings
Special events include these:www.surfridergrandstrand.org
Train ‘Swap Meet’ at mall
The Grand Strand Model Railroaders Inc. will have a “Swap Meet,” with HO, O, N, Z scale items and train memorabilia. Also, the club welcomes the public to watch and play with trains 4-7 p.m. Mondays, noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, for free. Details at 293-4386 or www.isfans.com/gsmrrc.
Art show premieres
The Waterway Art Association opens its 22nd annual Art Exhibit and Sale, continuing daily through May 23. Details at 910-575-2527 or www.waterwayart.org.
‘Beach Blast’ downtown
The annual “Beach Blast” Christian music festival opens with a welcome by Bone Hampton at 3:55 p.m., then Jamie Grace plays at 4 p.m., Matthew West 4:40, Building 429 at 5:20, Tenth Avenue North 6:25, a message from Matthew West at 7:20, Compassion International at 8:05, and TobyMac at 8:55. Also Outcast Motocross shows will roll at 4 and 6 p.m., across from stage. Details at 800-965-9324 or www.beachblastfest.com.
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