September 12, 2013

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The North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum, opened in April, has unveiled the exhibit “A Bridge to the Community,” collages by Don Ray.


‘Bridge to the Community’

The North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum, opened in April, has unveiled the exhibit “A Bridge to the Community,” collages by Don Ray.

The North Myrtle Beach resident developed his photographic skills in witnessing the building of Barefoot Landing, the retail, food and entertainment complex on the city’s south side. Ray also photographed the transfer of the Barefoot Resort bridge from Edenton, N.C., near the Outer Banks, including its barge travel down the Intracoastal Waterway.

Through the postcards and images on display through November, see a chronicle of North Myrtle Beach’s growth.

Visit the museum, 799 Second Ave. N., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 seniors and $3 youth. Details at 427-7668 or www.nmbmuseum.com.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY | 09.13-09.15

Festivals and celebrations overflowing

Choose from various special festivals and events this weekend:

• SOS (Society of Stranders) Fall Migration, Sept. 13-22 at various sites in downtown North Myrtle Beach: Duck’s Beach Club, Fat Harold’s Beach Club, OD Arcade, OD Beach and Golf Resort, and The Pirate’s Cove. Free concerts include “Fun Sunday” 1-5 p.m. Sept. 15, with The Pieces of Eight, and Nelson Curry & Klass Band Brothers, on First Avenue, beside OD Arcade; and “Fun Monday,” noon-5:30 p.m. Sept. 16 with the Craig Woolard Band, Fantastic Shakers, and Big Joe and the Dynaflows, on Main Street, with a raffle benefiting Caring for Kids. No cover charge in aforementioned clubs with SOS membership, $35 a year. Details at 888-767-3113 or www.shagdance.com/migration.htm.
• Dog Days Blues Jazz Fest, noon-5 p.m. Sept. 14, including music by The Stardusters and Jazz Etc., at LaBelle 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 www.labelleamie.com.
• Fifth annual “Mr. Myrtle Beach” Contest, benefiting Katie’s Project of Myrtle Beach, 6 p.m. Sept. 14 at Revolutions Nightclub at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, for $5. 282-0454 or http://katiesproject.org.
• Dublin City Ramblers concert, 3 p.m. Sept. 15 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church Parish Center, 1100 Eighth Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, for $25 donation toward planned St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic High School. 497-4741.
• “Chocolate Sunday,” benefiting Cultural Council of Georgetown County, 4-7 p.m. Sept. 15 at Millbrook Plantation, 272 North Santee River Road, south of Georgetown, for $60 members, otherwise $70. 520-0744 or www.culturalcouncil.info.

FRIDAY | 09.13

‘Flight into Abstraction’ returns

The Museum of Coastal Carolina, in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., will open a new exhibit Sept. 13, “Flight into Abstraction,” paintings by Reid Stowe, a record-breaking global sailor from Greensboro. This exhibit, going through Nov. 4, also was shown in July at Sunset River Marketplace in Sunset Beach, N.C.

At a reception 3-5 p.m. Sept. 13 in the museum, 21 E. Second St.., meet Stowe, who grew up cherishing summer visits to the family cottage in Ocean Isle Beach. Stowe also will return to give presentations at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 on “One Thousand Days Non-stop at Sea” at the museum, and 7 p.m. Dec. 8 for “The Mars Ocean Odyssey” at Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach.

Other special museum programs, all free with admission, are:

“Animal Adventures Story Time,” for pre-schoolers, at 11 a.m. Thursdays.

• Touch-tank feeding with docents, 11 a.m. Fridays
• Family programs at 11 a.m. Saturdays: “Beachy Bingo” Sept. 14, “Odyssey of the Sea Turtle” Sept. 21, and “Bird Island Coastal Reserve Walk” Sept. 28.

Also, Brunswick Community College will present “Sea Turtles and You,” 6-8 p.m. at the museum, for free.

Museum hours through Jan. 4 are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, and admission is $8 for ages 3-61, $7 ages 62 and older, $6 ages 3-12, and free ages 2 and younger. Details at 910-579-1016 or www.museumplanetarium.org.

SATURDAYS | 09.14, 09.21, 09.28

Birding opportunities take flight

As avian fall migration season approaches, birding sessions are on tap the next few Saturdays in northern Georgetown County, all with Jerry Walls, a naturalist from Hemingway, and reservations are required:

A bird identification workshop, also covering what equipment and where to go, 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 14 at Georgetown County Library Waccamaw Neck branch, 24 Commerce Drive, Pawleys Island, then a guided field trip 8:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 28 to a plantation along the Pee Dee River, near Plantersville. One fee, $25, covers both dates. Call 545-3623.

• Guided birding tours across Hobcaw Barony’s 17,500 acres resume Sept. 21. The five-hour excursions depart at 8 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month. Meet in Hobcaw’s welcome center, on U.S. 17, just north of Georgetown, and board a tour bus, for $30 admission. Highlights might include red-cockaded woodpecker, Bachman’s sparrow, bald eagles, ospreys and painted buntings. 546-4623 or www.hobcawbarony.org.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY | 09.14-09.15

Last hurrah to splash, slide

One local water park, Myrtle Waves, at Mr. Joe White (formerly 10th Avenue North) Extension and U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach, is open one final weekend: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 14-15.

Daily prices plus tax are $29.99 for everyone 42 inches and taller, $25.99 for juniors, and $22.99 for ages 55 and older, with respective $5, $3 and $5 discounts available at http://myrtlewaves.com, and free for ages 2 and younger. Details at 913-9260.

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