DAILY | Through 08.31
Artist for August
The Seacoast Artists Gallery in Myrtle Beach has put one of its more than 70 S.C. Artists Guild members in the spotlight for August, Pat Mariano, who designs pieces in mixed media and fiber.
The native of Erie, Pa., worked as a computer graphic artist among her husband Nick’s diplomatic postings, and after seeing a quilt show one day, foraged into fabric art, with collages, adding paper and digital images, then adding stitching, acrylic paint, ink and oil pastels.
The gallery, 3032 Nevers St., in The Market Common, is open noon-9 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-7 p.m. Sundays, and classes also are available. A smaller, second gallery continues at Applewood House of Pancakes,14361 Ocean Highway, Litchfield Beach. Details at 232-7009 or www.seacoastartistsguild.com.
FRIDAY, WEDNESDAY | 08.09, 08.14
Two more luau dinners
“Aloha Y’all Luau” luau dinner shows continue for two days: Aug. 9 and 14, on the beach by the pier Springmaid Beach Resort, 3200 S. Ocean Blvd. Doors open at 6 p.m., a Polynesian buffet is served at 7, and the fire-breathing, hula dancing, luau is 8-9 p.m. Tickets are $38 for ages 12 and older, otherwise $14, including tax and fees. Details at 315-7100 or visit www.springmaidbeach.com/hawaiian-luau/.
SATURDAY | 08.10
Dance studio celebration
Coastal Dance Centre, a studio based at 3554 Old Kings Highway, Murrells Inlet, will have a grand opening celebration for its second site, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 10 at 3070 DeVille St., Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common.
Activities will include face painting, children’s games, prizes, giveaways and hors d’oeuvres, and free dance and Zumba classes, including hip-hop and ballroom dancing. Registration continues for classes, which start the week of Aug. 16, and those include ballet, jazz, contemporary, Irish step dance, tap, musical theater, and karate, with various adult sessions available.
Details at 651-2006 or www.coastaldancecentre.com.
SATURDAY | 08.10
Archery tournament targets food bank
Sandune Archery Club will have a 30-target, 3D archery tournament 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 10 to benefit the food bank at Crossway Church of Loris.
In a 3D archery tournament, a target such as a deer, bear or turkey is placed in each shooting lane. Amid other variables and categories such as type of bow, age and skill level, a shooter takes only one shot per lane, and his or her points scored through all 30 lanes makes up the total.
Meet at the club site, inside Socastee Recreation Park, 7485 Butler Road, off Enterprise Road, west of S.C. 707. Tournament entry fees are $15 for adults, $5 ages 16-18, and free for ages 15 and younger. Also, everyone is asked to bring nonperishable food donations. Details at 450-3409 or www.sandunearchery.com. Reach the church at 331-9979.
SATURDAY | 08.10
EASY ESCAPES: ‘IT: Communications in the Civil War’
Fort Fisher State Historic Site in Kure Beach, N.C., will shed light on how Civil War soldiers communicated without such modern means as cell and satellite phones and wireless networks.
In “Information Technology: Communications in the Civil War,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 10, learn about signal flags, cipher disks, and other 19th-century modes of contact.
The program will include walking tours, children’s activities, and firings of this former Confederate site’s 32-pound cannon. At 11 a.m. Joy W. Sparrow, editor of the book “Sparrows’ Nest of Letters,” will speak about this collection of letters and diary entries highlighting the lives of a Civil War family with ties to North Carolina. Richard Triebe, a historian and author, also will be on hand.
Admission is free, but donations to the host Friends of Fort Fisher are welcome. Find the fort at 1610 Fort Fisher Blvd. S., off U.S. 421, south of Wilmington and near the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. The road also is accessible from the N.C. Ferry out of Southport (910-457-6942 or www.ncdot.gov/ferry/).
Details at 910-458-5538 or www.nchistoricsites.org/fisher.