Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on Feb. 1

01/31/2014 5:00 PM

01/28/2014 11:30 AM

History series at library

The “Remembering Myrtle Beach: A Local History Series,” with guest speakers on the first and third Saturdays monthly, continues with brothers Marc, Frank and David Smith recounting their growing up after their family’s relocation in 1950 and their father, J. Marcus Smith set up shop as the city’s first optometrist. Details at 918-1282, or

Details | 11 a.m. at Myrtle Beach’s Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Ave. N., at Kings Highway, for free.

Art for Black History Month

The Cultural Council of Georgetown County will celebrate Black History Month with an art exhibit all month, starting with an opening reception 6-8 p.m. Saturday. Featured artists are Lillian Cotton, Alan Dennison, Rachel Jones, Darien Greene, Alexis Washington and Zenobia Washington. Also, local writer Steven Williams will read some of his original poetry. Details at 520-0744 or visit

Details | at council office, 922 Front St. Georgetown, which is open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, for free.

Other special events

• “Let’s Go Fishing” seminar, 8 a.m.-noon at Conway High School, 2301 Church St. (U.S. 501), for $20. Details at 902-4274.
• “Snowbird Fest,” 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church hall, 3301 33rd Ave. Extension N., Myrtle Beach, at U.S. 17 Bypass, free with pre-registration at
• Myrtle Beach Polar Plunge, benefiting Special Olympics South Carolina, with party 10 a.m.-3 p.m., including early plunge at 11 a.m. and big plunge at 2 p.m., on beach at Springmaid Beach Resort & Conference Center, 3200 S. Ocean Blvd., for minimum $50 funds raised per person for entry fee. 915-8086 or
• “Conway Chocolate Walk,” by Conway Downtown Alive, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. across downtown. $15 donation. 248-6260 or
• “Music & Bonfire,” noon-5 p.m. at La Belle Amie Vineyard, 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, just west of North Myrtle Beach Middle School. Free. 399-9463 or
• Bluegrass/gospel performances by Jay Bird Harris and The Chrystal River Band, 1 p.m. at Horry County Museum, 805 Main St., Conway (open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays), for free.

915-5320 or

• Book signing by Asher Robinson, author of “Willie the Wren,” 1-4 p.m. at Clock Tower Books, 105 Screven St., Georgetown. 546-8212.
• “The Ricky Mokel Show,” starring Grant Turner, 7 p.m. at Alabama Theatre, at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach, for $29.95, $34.95 or $39.95. 272-1111, 800-342-2262 or
• Atlantic Stage’s “Driving Miss Daisy,” in final weekend, at 79th Avenue Theatre, in Myrtle Beach Education Center, at U.S. 17 Bypass: 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, for $27.50 general admission; $22.50 seniors, (ages 55 and older) educators and military; $17.50 students, including Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members; and $10 side section seats. 877-287-8587 or

For a complete list of upcoming events, festivals and shows, visit MyrtleBeach

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