January 16, 2014

Myrtle Beach-area arts and cultural calendar for Jan. 17-23

This compilation includes information on Myrtle Beach area auditions, festivals, art exhibits, concerts, museum events, tours and more.



COASTAL GRAND SYMPHONY, auditions 2 p.m. Feb. 1 and 8 at Andy Owings School of Music & Performing Arts Center, for all ages, on piano, guitar, bass, drums, all strings, wind, and brass instruments. 839-1505.

* COASTAL YOUTH BALLET THEATRE, “Cinderella” auditions, Jan. 18 – 12:30-2 p.m. for ages 6 to 10, and 5-6:30 p.m. for teens-adults, at studio, 3070 DeVille St., Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common – for performances March 27-30 at Beach Church, just west of Myrtle Beach. 651-2006, 839 -5678 or coastalyouthballettheatre.org.

FESTIVE BRASS OF MYRTLE BEACH. New members welcome: Rehearsals 7 p.m. Mondays at First United Methodist Church, 904 65th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. festivebrassofmyrtlebeach.org.

GRAND STRAND HARMONY CHORUS/SWEET ADELINES. Rehearsals 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Surfside United Methodist Church, 800 13th Ave. N., Surfside Beach. 650-7323 or www.gsharmonychorus.com.

LOW COUNTRY BARBERSHOP CHORUS. Rehearsals 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2061 Glenns Bay Road, west of Surfside Beach. 357-0167, 855-3456 or email info@lowcountrychorus.org.

MURRELLS INLET COMMUNITY THEATRE, auditions for “The Last Romance” by Joe DePietro, 7 p.m. Jan. 26 and 28 at Murrells Inlet Presbyterian Church, 4499 U.S. 17 Bypass; one man and two women for age 50s roles. 651-4152, www.mictheatre.com or contact@mictheatre.com.

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, artists sought for city’s Artists Everywhere program, for monthly art display at city hall. 280-5584 or http://parks.nmb.us – under “Recreation” category, click on Artists Everywhere.

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH COMMUNITY BAND. New members welcome. 488-6742, stickwaver53@yahoo.com or www.nmbcommunityband.com.

PAWLEYS ISLAND CONCERT BAND. Experienced brass, woodwind and percussion musicians welcome. Rehearsals 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Litchfield Exchange, 14329 Ocean Highway, Litchfield Beach, in back side of plaza, across from Bella’s Italian. 274-5991 or www.pawleysislandconcertband.org.

STAGE LEFT THEATRE COMPANY, 3064 DeVille St., Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common, Myrtle Beach, auditions for “The Fantasticks,” 7 p.m. April 20-21. 232-0339 or stagelefttc@yahoo.com.


CINEMARK SPECIAL EVENTS, at Coastal Grand mall in Myrtle Beach. 839-3225 or www.cinemark.com:

• Royal Ballet series, all 7 p.m., “Giselle” Jan. 27, “Swan Lake” Feb. 20, and “The Sleeping Beauty” March 20
• Met Opera “Rulsalka” live 12:55 p.m. Feb. 8, encore 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12
• National Theater “ War Horse” live, 7 p.m. Feb. 27.

FREE MOVIES, for adults and seniors, 3 p.m. Fridays at Myrtle Beach Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane. Call 918-2380:

• “Standing Up” Jan. 17
• “Oblivion” Jan. 24
• “Iron Man 3” Jan. 31

LA BELLE AMIE VINEYARD, 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, just west of North Myrtle Beach Middle School. ”New Year Bonfire,” noon-5 p.m. Jan. 18, including music 12:30-4:30 p.m. by Jerry Jones. 399-9463 or www.labelleamie.com.

* “LUNCH WITH THE LADIES”, benefiting North Strand Housing Shelter, 11:30 a.m. Feb. 1 at Dunes Beach and Goilf Club, 9000 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Reservations due Jan. 24 at 504-0032.

“OPERA & BALLET IN CINEMA”, with Bolshoi Ballet. Carmike 12 at Myrtle Beach mall, at U.S.17 and S.C. 22. 272-6598, www.carmike.com or www.emergingpictures.com, with Bolshoi Ballet live at 1 p.m. and encore at 7 p.m., respectively:

• “Jewels” Jan 19 and 21
• “Lost Illusions” Feb. 2 and 3
• “The Golden Age” March 30 and April 1.

PALMETTO STREET ROLLERGIRLS, flat-track derby league. Next bout: March 29 vs. Columbia B. www.palmettostaterollergirls.com or psrg@mail.com.

“PRINCESS GALA” breakfast, benefiting American Red Cross Coastal South Carolina Chapter, 8:30 a.m. March 8 at Travinia Italian Kitchen, in Myrtle Beach, then parade led by knights from Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament through The Market Common to red carpet entrance to Grand 14 Cinema to meet Prince Charming and enjoy a princess movie. 477-0020, or email wendy.spring@redcross.org.

THIRD ANNUAL “SALUTE TO WOMEN OF THE MILITARY, PART AND PRESENT”, by Rolling Thunder Chapter 3 Grand Strand, 12:30 p.m. March 22 at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Myrtle Beach. Register by Feb. 28, with Patricia Brammer at 293-4897, pbrammer@sccoast.net, or Robin Arakas at 267-8046, choobie_99@yahoo.com.


GRAND STRAND BRITISH CAR CLUB, meets 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday monthly at TBonz Gill & Grill, at 21st Avenue North and U.S. Bypass in Myrtle Beach. 651-7644 or http://grandstrandbritishcarclub.com.

HOT ROD PROMOTIONS, cruise-in, for all cars (503-8245): noon-3 p.m. Jan. 18 at Tee Box Tavern, 4620 Dick Pond Road (S.C. 544), Socastee, just east of Socastee Hardware.

MYRTLE BEACH CORVETTE CLUB, next monthly meeting 5 p.m. Feb. 9 at site to be announced.. 284-0127 or www.myrtlebeachcorvetteclub.com.

MYRTLE BEACH PORSCHE GROUP, meets monthly. 651-8030.


Prices, times vary by site, program.

ALABAMA THEATRE, 272-1111, 800-342-2262 or www.alabama-theatre.com, at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach. “One the Show” resumes Feb. 6.

ATLANTIC STAGE, at 79th Avenue Theatre, at U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach. “Driving Miss Daisy,” through Feb. 2: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. 877-287-8587 or www.atlanticstage.com.

BIG-LAUGHS THEATRE, 2696 Beaver Run Blvd., Suite A, Millennium Run Plaza, by Wal-Mart in Surfside Commons, off S.C. 544: “Wild 4 Hypnosis Comedy Show.” 750-0514 or www.big-laughs.com.

CALVIN GILMORE THEATER, on U.S. 17 Business, near northern junction of U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach. “The Carolina Opry” shows resume Jan. 29, “The Good Vibrations Show” Feb. 4. 913-4000, 800-843-6779 or www.thecarolinaopry.com.

LEGENDS IN CONCERT, on U.S. 17 Bypass, off 29th Avenue North at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, resumes Feb. 7 with tribute artists to the Blues Brothers, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Ricky Nelson and Elvis Presley. 238-7827, 800-960-7469 or www.legendsinconcert.com.

MEDIEVAL TIMES DINNER & TOURNAMENT, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, off U.S. 501 and George Bishop Parkway, 6 p.m. Jan. 15-19, 24-25 and 31. 236-8080, 800-436-4386 or www.medievaltimes.com.

PALACE THEATRE, at U.S. 17 Bypass and 21st Avenue North at Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach. “Hot Jersey Nights” Frankie Valli tribute returns Feb. 11-May 31 and Sept. 2-Dec. 20, and “Illusions of Magic” March 4-Sept. 27. 448-0588, 888-841-2787 or www.palacemb.com.

“PIRATES VOYAGE DINNER ATTRACTION”, on U.S. 17 Bypass, near northern junction of U.S. 17 Business in Myrtle Beach, resumes Feb. 14. 497-9700, 800-433-4401 or www.piratesvoyage.com.

STAGE LEFT THEATRE COMPANY, 3064 DeVille St., Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common, Myrtle Beach, between Nevers and Lewis streets, Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park,” Feb. 20-March 9: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. 232-0339 or www.stagelefttheatremb.com.

SWAMP FOX PLAYERS, Strand Theater, 710 Front St., Georgetown, 2014 season debut with “The Constant Wife,” 8 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1, 7-8 and 13-15, and 2:30 p.m. March 9 and 16. 527-2924 or www.swampfoxplayers.com.

THEATRE OF THE REPUBLIC, at Main Street Theatre, 335 Main. St., Conway. “Monty Python’s ‘Spamalot’ ” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, and March 1, 6-8 and 13-15; and 3 p.m. March 2, 8-9 and 15-16. 488-0821 or www.theatreoftherepublic.com


ANDY OWINGS SCHOOL OF MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, in Coastal Grand mall in Myrtle Beach. 839-1505 or www.andyowingsmusic.com:

• Winter Piano Recital, by students of Marie Carpenter’s, 4 p.m. Jan. 25
• “Piano Get Together Party,” by adult students of Diana Scroggins’, 2 p.m. Feb. 23.
• Coastal Grand Symphony Soloist Competition, 4 p.m. March 1
• March Music Recital, 3 p.m. March 16
• Coastal Grand Symphony Spring Concert, 3 p.m. May 3
• Spring Music Recital, 3 p.m. May 18

BOATHOUSE WATERWAY BAR & GRILL, “Country Fridays” 9 p.m. weekly. 903-2628 or www.boathousemb.com.

• Tyler Hammond Band Jan. 17 and April 4
• Outshyne Jan. 24 and March 21
• Russ Coppley Feb. 7
• Brent Cobb Feb. 14
• Doug McCormick Feb. 21
• Morgan Frazier Feb. 28
• Austin Mowery March 7
• Cole Swindell March 14
• Chris Lane Band March 28

BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY COLLEGE, in Odell Williamson Auditorium, off U.S. 17 in Supply, N.C. ( 910-755-7416; 800-754-1050, ext. 7416; or www.bccowa.com), all 7:30 p.m., next with “Hotel California – The Original Tribute to the Eagles,” Jan. 23, and “Driving Miss Daisy,” by Walnut Street Theatre, Feb. 14.

CAROLINA FOREST HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA DEPARTMENT, “March Musical Marathon,” at school, 700 Gardner Lacy Road, east of U.S. 501, benefiting student trip to perform in August at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland. 236-7997 and www.cfhsshows.com:

• “Ragtime,” 7:30 p.m. March 19-22 and 3 p.m. March 22-23
• “Always ... Patsy Cline,” 7:30 p.m. March 26-29 and 3 p.m. March 29-30


FLORENCE CIVIC CENTER, 3300 West Radio Drive, at Interstates 95 and 20 (tickets at 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com; details at 679-4525 or www.florenceciviccenter.com), next with Glenn Miller Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6.


GRAND STRAND OPERA WORKSHOP, DVD showings on second Monday monthly at Brightwater, 101 Brightwater Road, off International Drive and S.C. 31, northwest of Myrtle Beach. 385-3963, http://gsow.net and Brightwater at 903-8300.

‘HARD ROCK CAFE RISING’ band competition, locally 8 p.m. Feb. 26-28 at Hard Rock Cafe at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach. 946-0007 or www.hardrock.com/myrtlebeach.

HOUSE OF BLUES, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach (272-3000 or www.hob.com/myrtlebeach):

• “Kirk Franklin’s Gospel Brunch,” 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, for $29 ages 13 and older, for $14.50 ages 7-12, and free ages 6 and younger. Reservations at 913-3746.
• Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, 7 p.m. Jan. 18 and 25, for $42 ages 13 and older. More details at www.murdermysteryproductions.com.
• “Blues-A-Palooza,” 9 p.m. Saturdays, with Bullfrog Jan. 18, Oceans Orange Jan. 25 and March 29, “Horry County Students Rock” Feb. 8 and March 22, The Gray Click Feb. 1, Matt Parker and The Deacons Feb. 15 Paul Grimshaw Band Feb. 22, Sanctuary Blues Band March 1, Fahrenheit March 8, and Mike Telliga March 15.
• The Wailers, 9 p.m. Jan. 18
• S.C. Festival Music Showcase, 7 p.m. Jan. 22
• “Myrtle Beach Rocks!” The Mic featuring ETop, The Franchise, Profit, D Money, Blade, Sunnie G, and CNC, 8 p.m. Feb. 8
• Chase Rice, 9 p.m. Feb. 14
• Flogging Molly, 8 p.m. Feb. 21
• Blackberry Smoke, 9 p.m. Feb. 22
• Switchfoot, 8:30 p.m. Feb. 28
• Sixth annual Myrtle Beach Beerfest, 2 and 6 p.m. March 29
• Scotty McCreery, 8:30 p.m. March 29.

SOCASTEE HIGH SCHOOL, “Shrek the Musical,” by students in grades 3-12, 7 p.m. March 6-9 and 3 p.m. March 8-9, at school, on S.C. 707, near Dick Pond Road. 293-9041.

SOUTH BY SOUTHEAST MUSIC FEASTS, at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot, 851 Broadway St., benefiting local school music programs. Series continues with Jan. 25 with Wild Ponies – dinner at 6:30 p.m., concert at 7:30. 251-6402 or www.southbysoutheast.org

T’KIYAH SOUNDERS shofar group, for anyone who wants to learn how to sound a shofar, or ram’s horn, for use in music, worship and other settings. 618-9229 or tkiyahsounders@gmail.com.


ART & SOUL, AN ARTISAN GALLERY INC., 5001 N. Kings Highway, Suite 105, Myrtle Beach, in Rainbow Harbor plaza. Various classes available. 839-2727 or www.artandsoulmyrtlebeach.com.

CHERYL NEWBY GALLERY, 11096 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, in The Shops at Oak Lea. 979-0149, 800-435-2733 or www.cherylnewbygallery.com.

COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, in Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts. “Linda Stein: The Fluidity of Gender“ exhibition of sculptural armor, Jan. 15-Feb. 28: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, with opening reception 4:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 16. 349-6454 or www.coastal.edu/bryanartgallery.

COLLECTORS CAFE AND GALLERY, 7740 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. 449-9370 or www.collectorscafeandgallery.com.

CONWAY GLASS, 209 Laurel St., Conway. Glass-blowing demonstrations 11 a.m.-4 p.m. first Saturdays monthly. 248-3558 or www.conwayglass.com.

CULTURAL COUNCIL OF GEORGETOWN COUNTY. Register at 520-0744, or email admin@culturalcouncil.info ( www.culturalcouncil.info):

Valentine’s Calligraphy workshop with Natasha Lawrence, 9-11 a.m. Jan. 18 at council office, 922 Front St., Georgetown. Register by Jan. 17.

Oil painting classes with James Calk, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays, Jan. 21-Feb. 28.

EBB & FLOW ART CO-OP, 4763 U.S. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet. Live music 7-9 p.m. first Thursday monthly. 651-2386 or www.ebbandflowartco-op.com.

EYE FOR THE SOUTH gallery of Southern art, 10138-3 Beach Drive, Calabash, N.C. 655-4524.

FRANKLIN G. BURROUGHS-SIMEON B. CHAPIN ART MUSEUM, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. 238-2510 or www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org:

• “Julyancq Davis: Appalachian Ballads,” through March 16.
• “FiberArt International 2013” and “State of the Art: Recent Acquisitions from the Permanent Collection,” both through April 24.

FRANKLIN SQUARE GALLERY, 130 E. West St., Southport, N.C. Mini-workshop in experimental painting with M.J. Cunningham 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 17-18; register with Jan Boland at 910-253-3101 or jboland1@ec.rr.com. 910-278-7560 or www.franklinsquaregallery.com.

FRESH BREWED COFFEE HOUSE, 933 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach. Concert by Veara, 251-8282 or /freshbrewedch.com.

GEORGETOWN ART GALLERY, 705 Front St., Georgetown. 527-7711 or www.georgetownartgallery-sc.com.

HOWARD GALLERY, 532 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach. 626-3118 or www.thehowardgallery.com.

ISLAND ART GALLERY, in The Village Shops, 10744-M Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island. 687-9261, 455-0336 or www.pawleysislandart.com.

JEFFCOAT POTTERY STUDIO, 284B Koolabrew Drive, Calabash, N.C. Handmade, stoneware pottery. 910-579-2400 or www.jeffcoatpottery.com.

JEWELRY BY WENDY – BEACH HOUSE FINE ARTS, 10152 Beach Drive S.W., Unit 6, Calabash, N.C. . Classes also available. 910-575-0024 or www.jewelrybywendy.com.

MISC. EVERYTHING MURRELLS INLET, 4124-D U.S. 17 Business, across from Marsh Walk. 357-3507 or www.everythingmurrellsinlet.com.

MUD BUCKET POTTERY gallery and teaching studio, 279 S.C. 57, Little River, a half-mile south of S.C. 9. Call 446-6630 or email voxon21@aol.com to schedule classes in basic wheel-throwing, and hand building techniques. www.mudbucketpottery.com.

MUDPUDDLE POTTERY STUDIO, in St. James Plaza, 4002 Executive Park Blvd., Suite 600-B (rear), Supply, N.C. 910-363-4244 or mudpuddle910@gmail.com.

SEACOAST ARTISTS GALLERY, 3032 Nevers St., Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common. Lorraine Dauphin featured artist for January, Open noon-7 p.m. Mondays- Saturdays and noon-6 p.m. Sundays. 232-7009 or www.seacoastartistsguild.com. (Also, second gallery at Applewood House of Pancakes, 14361 Ocean Highway, Litchfield Beach.)

STUDIO B ART GALLERY, 2922 Howard Ave., Unit D, Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common. 839-1278 or www.studiobgalleries.com.

SUNSET RIVER MARKETPLACE, 10283 Beach Drive S.W. (N.C. 179), Calabash, N.C. 910-575-5999 or www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com.

WACCAMAW ARTS AND CRAFTS GUILD. Mini-workshop to make a small basket mat to take home, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Jan. 19, at Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. 333-4669.

WHISPERING PALMS ART STUDIO & BOUTIQUE, 503 Ninth Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, in Nance Plaza at Kings Highway. 910-232-9609.


BROOKGREEN GARDENS, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (235-6000, 800-849-1931 or www.brookgreen.org):

• Cooking demos, 3 p.m. Jan. 22. Reservations at 235-6016.
• “Dirt ’N Details,” noon-1 p.m. Jan. 14, horticulture program
• Children’s Discovery Room, for ages 4-12, noon-4:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Jan. 11-March 1
• “Equine Spirit: The Horse in American Art” sculpture exhibit, Jan. 25-April 20.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 2204 N. Oak St., Myrtle Beach. 946-9469 or www.cmsckids.org.

GEORGETOWN COUNTY MUSEUM, 120 Broad St., Georgetown. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. 545-7020 or www.georgetowncountymuseum.com.

GRAND STRAND MODEL RAILROADERS INC., club site, in Myrtle Beach mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22. 4-7 p.m. Mondays, noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. 293-4386 or www.isfans.com/gsmrrc.

HOBCAW BARONY, on U.S. 17 just north of Georgetown. Various nature programs and tours, such as barony tours, and birding tours 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on third Saturday monthly, by reservation only. 546-4623, www.hobcawbarony.org or www.northinlet.sc.edu.

HORRY COUNTY MUSEUM, reopened at 805 Main St., Conway, in historic Burroughs School building, and open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays (915-5320). Also, L.W. PAUL LIVING HISTORY FARM, 2279 Harris Shortcut Road, north of Conway, open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, including “Old Smokehouse Day” 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 25 (365-3596). www.horrycountymuseum.org.

KAMINSKI HOUSE MUSEUM, 1003 Front St., Georgetown. 546-7706 or www.kaminskihousemuseum.org.

MUSEUM OF COASTAL CAROLINA, 21 E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. (910-579-1016); and INGRAM PLANETARIUM, 7625 High Market St., Sunset Beach, N.C. (910-575-0033). Both open Fridays-Saturdays, Jan. 10-May 17. www.museumplanetarium.org.


NORTH MYRTLE BEACH AREA HISTORICAL MUSEUM, 799 Second Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach. “Katharine Wright: The Other Wright Brother” exhibit opens March 7; “Soaring with the Wright Family: Wings of Opportunity” program with Julie Hedgepeth Williams, author, 7 p.m. March 25. Museum open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. 427-7668 or www.nmbmuseum.com.


RIPLEY’S AQUARIUM, on 29th Avenue North at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach. Scuba dive shows on the hour daily, and mermaid shows at noon and 2 and 4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. Open 9 a.m. daily 916-0888, 800-734-8888 or www.ripleysaquarium.com.

S.C. CIVIL WAR MUSEUM, in the Myrtle Beach Indoor Shooting Range, 4857 U.S. 17 Bypass S., opposite Palmetto Pointe Drive, between Farrow Parkway and S.C. 544, south of Myrtle Beach, east of Socastee. 293-4344 or www.mbisr.com.

S.C. MARITIME MUSEUM, 729 Front St., Georgetown. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Exhibit coming soon: “The Story of the Henrietta, the Biggest and Best Wooden Sailing Ship Ever Built in South Carolina.” 520-0111 or scmaritimemuseum.org.

WHEELS OF YESTERYEAR, 413 Hospitality Lane, near Carolina Forest, off U.S. 501 near Tanger Outlets. Open 10 a.m. daily. 903-4774 or www.wheelsofyesteryearmb.com.


ALLIGATOR ADVENTURES, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays-Sundays at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. Special shows daily on lemurs at 10:30 a.m.; alligator handling at 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m.; and reptiles at noon and 2 p.m. 361-0789 or www. alligatoradventure.com.

ARK ADVENTURES, birding trips to Springfield Plantation, near Plantersville, off U.S. 701, between Georgetown and Conway, including great-horned owl boat tours. Also, Yawkey Preserve/South Island-Georgetown County trip Feb. 8. 546-4623, http://amazinganimalsprogram.weebly.com or jwalls443@gmail.com.

BAREFOOT PRINCESS RIVERBOAT, various cruises at various times and days, from Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. 272-2140, 800-685-6601 or www.mbriverboat.com.

BETWIXT THE RIVERS kayak and canoe tours, year round, mainly from Horry County landings, including moonlight dinner tours. 430-1000 or 423-1919.

BODCACIOUS BOB’S BICYCLE TOURS, ranging from five to 35 miles from U.S. 17 in Little River, across from S.C. Welcome Center, with a farm, beaches, winery and Little River’s waterfront as destinations. 241-2731 or www.beachbicycletours.com.

CAPT. JIM’S “RIVER MEMORIES” TOURS, on an electric yacht, 90-minute cruises from Conway Marina, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 246-1495 or www.rivermemories.org.

CAPT. KIRK’S RIVER AND SWAMP TOURS, noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, from Waccatee Zoo, 8500 Enterprise Road, Socastee, with room for six passengers. Water taxi to Bucksport Restaurant also available evenings and weekends. 650-7477.

CAP’N ROD’S TOURS, including plantation, lighthouse/shell island, and evening and harbor tours, from downtown Georgetown. 477-0287 or www.lowcountrytours.com.

CAROLINA ROVER shelling and lighthouse cruises, from downtown Georgetown. 546-8822, 800-705-9063 or www.roverboattours.com.

CAROLINA SAFARI JEEP TOURS, 31/2-hour tours across the Grand Strand, including Pawleys and Magnolia islands, along the Waccamaw River, wildlife viewing, a salt marsh and Gullah heritage. Pickups arranged at time of reservations. 497-5330 or www.carolinasafari.com.

THE CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY, 4872 Seewee Road, Awendaw, 35 miles south of Georgetown, east of U.S. 17, first left south of the Sewee Outpost. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, with guided tours 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and flight demonstrations at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. 971-7474 or www.thecenterforbirdsofprey.org.

COASTAL EXPEDITIONS, four locations, with variety of kayak tours and adventures year round. 884-7684 or www.coastalexpeditions.com.

FREEWOODS FARM, on Freewoods Road, off Bay Road from S.C. 707 in the Burgess community. 650-9139 or www.freewoodsfarm.com.


• Sister operations: Oceanfront (Huffman) Helicopters, 3000 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, by east end of Myrtle Beach International Airport (946-0022 or www.huffmanhelicopters.com), and Executive Helicopters, 2800 Terminal St., North Myrtle Beach (427-7351 or www.executiveheli.com).
• Helicopter Adventures, 1860 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, west of U.S. 17 Bypass, behind NASCAR SpeedPark and across from Broadway at the Beach. 800-359-4386 or www.1800fly4fun.com.

MYRTLE BEACH SEGWAY, 2922-A Howard Ave., Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common near Valor Memorial Garden. Self-guided tours, or two-hour guided tours of Huntington Beach State Park. 477-0800 or www.mbsegway.com.


SC-CARES, 236 Abbeville Drive, off U.S. 701 north of Georgetown, tours available by appointment. Also, “Chocolate & Champagne for the Creatures,” 5-9 p.m. Feb. 8 at The Cooper House, 6011 Dick Pond Road, Socastee. 546-7893 or www.sc-cares.org.

SEWEE VISITOR & ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER, 5821 U.S. 17 N., Awendaw. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Programs include discussion and feeding of two resident sister red wolves at 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 11 a.m. Saturdays. 928-3368 or www.fws.gov/seweecenter.

SWAMP FOX TOURS, across historic Georgetown, from 624 Front St. Hourly 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. 527-1112 or www.swampfoxtours.com.

TOURS DE SANDY ISLAND, birding/nature tours of Sandy Island, in northeast Georgetown County, by appointment -- also 8 a.m.-noon Jan. 25 -- with minimum six per group. 843-408-7187 or www.toursdesandyisland.com.

WACCAMAW COOTER AIRBOAT TOURS, 45- to 60-minute rides from Wacca Wache Marina, 1950 Wachesaw Road, Murrells Inlet, along the Waccamaw River, west of U.S. 17, between Waccamaw Community Hospital and Brookgreen Gardens; schedule depends on tides and weather. 651-2994 or www.plantationrivertours.com.

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