ALMOST DAILY | AT CCU
Art on walls and stage
Two shows have opened at Coastal Carolina University:www.coastal.edu/bryanartgallery
Two other concerts are on tap, both in Wheelwright Auditorium, each for free with a ticket:
For concert and play information: 349-2787 or www.coastal.edu/culturalarts.
WEDNESDAYS-SUNDAYS | Through 10.31
Site turns into Haunted Asylum
Two Ripley’s attractions in Myrtle Beach have special events this month:www.ripleys.com/myrtlebeach
OPENS WEDNESDAY | 10.16
Book sale in Georgetown library
Anyone who wants to fill a bag of bargain books should page through Georgetown County Library’s book sale: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 16-17 and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Oct. 18, in the main library’s auditorium, 405 Cleland St. Paperbacks will be $1, hardcovers $2. Also, meet Ron Wing, author of “Skip and Scooter Adventures” children’s novels, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day at the sale. Details at 545-3310 or http://georgetowncountylibrary.sc.gov.
Also, anybody visiting Charleston this weekend might want to check out “That Big Book Sale,” by Charleston County Public Library and Charleston Friends of the Library, with more than 60,000 items available: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 12 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 13 (half-off discount day) at the Omar Shrine Auditorium, 176 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant. From U.S. 17, reach the site either of two ways: from turning left (south) on McGrath Darby Road, just before the Arthur Ravenel Bridge, and crossing S.C. 703 (Coleman Boulevard), or from the Interstate 526 spur south to west on S.C. 703 and left on Patriots Point Road. Details at 805-6882, charlestonlibraryfriends.org, www.shopcharlestonlibraryfriends.org, or email email@example.com.
SATURDAY | 10.12
Cheer along field at game
“C – C – U” might be the letters of the day Oct. 12 with girls and boys ages in kindergarten through eighth grade who take part in a cheerleading clinic by the Coastal Carolina University Chanticleers’ squad.
The workshop begins at 11 a.m. in CCU’s HTC Center, off S.C. 544 in Conway, then later in the day, cheerleaders will welcome their students to cheer with them during the first quarter on the football field sidelines as the undefeated Chants take on Gardner-Webb University at 6 p.m. in Brooks Stadium.
Registration is $40, and the fee includes a T-shirt and the child’s ticket to the football game. Extra game tickets available for family and friends for $15 or $20 adults, or $10 children. Details at 349-2820 or www.goccusports.com/sports/c-cheer.
SATURDAY, TUESDAY | 10.12, 10.15
Ghostly and musical benefits
Join Ginger Haithcock’s Walking Shadows Ghost Tours for two benefit tours 9-10:30 p.m. the next two Saturdays on Front Street in Georgetown. The leisurely strolls will cover the historic district in the City of Georgetown, going by the town clock; the Kaminski, Keith and Mann-Doyle houses; and Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church, with recountings given of spirits and other local legends.
The first tour is Oct. 12, for $12, and proceeds will benefit victims of the fire that destroyed seven downtown buildings Sept. 25 on the 700 block of Front Street. Reservations required at 43-5321.
Another ghost tour, for $10, is Oct. 19 for the Children’s Organ Transplant Association, in honor of Matt Rucker, a Georgetown County 18-year-old with severe aplastic anemia who had a bone marrow transplant in August at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina. His sister, Rachel Rucker, a teacher in Pawleys Island, was determined to be a match, and funds are being raised to assist with an estimated $50,000 in transplant-related expenses. (For information, call Tracey Howle at 527-6614 or visit www.cotaformattr.com.)
Also, the Cultural Council of Georgetown County has coordinated a benefit concert for fire relief, for 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at Winyah Auditorium, 1200 Highmarket St., Georgetown, for a requested $20 donation per person. Duo pianists Gretchen Downer and Jackie O’Neill, members of the Pawleys Island Concert Band, singer/songwriter/guitarist Dustin Ashenfelder, and the Denny Hess Trio, will perform. Details at 520-0744 or www.culturalcouncil.info.