SATURDAY | 08.03
Broken Spoke Drag Race and Bike Swap Meet
Mountain bicycling fans have a convention of sorts this weekend. The Waccamaw Trail Blazers will have The Broken Spoke Drag Race and Bike Swap Meet 6-9 p.m. Aug. 3 at Beach Bikes, 711 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach. The public is encouraged to crack out bicycle paraphernalia and trade or sell with other cyclists. Entertainment will include bike drag races. Admission is free. Details at www.waccamawtrailblazers.com.
FRIDAY, MONDAY | 08.02, 08.05
EASY ESCAPES: ‘Disney Junior,’ ‘Idol’ tours
Two tours will make their closest stops to Myrtle Beach in the next few days, and get tickets for them at 800-745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com:www.florenceciviccenter.com www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com
SATURDAY | 08.03
Tracing Myrtle Beach history
Myrtle Beach’s Chapin Memorial Library begins a new month in “Remembering Myrtle Beach: A Local History Series,” with guest speakers at 11 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays monthly.
On Aug. 3, Buddy Benton will recount his father Casper (Buddy) Benton, who worked for the first local power company, before Santee Cooper, and founded Benton Electric, a family business.
The topic will turn to “Terminal Barber Shop & Terminal Cab: a Story of Two Brothers” on Aug. 17. Luke West will reminisce about owning the Terminal Barber Shop, and about his brother, Wadus, who owned Terminal Cab Co., both on Eighth Avenue North, beside the bus terminal.
Admission is free. The library’s at 400 14th Ave. N., at Kings Highway. Details at 918-1282 or www.chapinlibrary.org, or email email@example.com.
MONDAY | 08.05
‘Paint Millbrook’ exhibit
The Cultural Council of Georgetown County will honor all nine participants in its “Paint Millbrook” art competition with an exhibit Aug. 5-Sept. 5.
Mike Bowers, Nancy Bracken, Lanie Cameron, Johnnie Cowan, Patsy Givens, Annette Goings, Bart Healy, Brenda Lawson and Mary Morris each painted a scene of Millbrook Plantation. See the works in the Georgetown County Library Heritage Center, 405 Cleland St., Georgetown, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, and 9 a.m.-noon Fridays.
Also, the council and its guild will have “Chocolate Sunday,” the group’s primary annual fundraiser, Sept. 15 at Millbrook, which is owned by Linda and Dan on North Santee River Road, south of Georgetown. The home was built in 1833 as “Annandale” by Andrew Johnstone, who later sold it to George Trenholm, treasurer of the Confederacy.
Details at 520-0744 or www.culturalcouncil.info.
DAILY | THROUGH AUGUST
Hot Summer Nights continue
The Oceanfront Merchants Association keeps the summer fun going through August at Myrtle Beach’s Plyler Park and on Myrtle Beach boardwalk with “Hot Summer Nights.” The fun and events vary each night:
Free. Visit www.myrtlebeachdowntown.com.
Also, Barefoot Landing on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach celebrates summer in its own way through August with “Summerfest,” which includes fireworks 10:15 p.m. Mondays, and a strolling boardwalk parade at 7 p.m. Wednesdays with a marching band, mascots and live animals; and boardwalk entertainers including stilt walkers, clowns, magicians, Kids’ Karaoke, Nigel and Allie’s Travelling Dance Party, and Nick Pike from “America’s Got Talent” nightly. Call 272-8349 or visit www.bflanding.com.