February 20, 2014

Best Bets for the Myrtle Beach area, Feb. 21-27

See an exhibit of art by the late Robert Amft at Horry-Georgetown Technical College’s Richardson Gallery, off U.S. 501 in Conway, through March. Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 8 a.m.-noon Fridays, and admission is free.


Amft art exhibit at HGTC

See an exhibit of art by the late Robert Amft at Horry-Georgetown Technical College’s Richardson Gallery, off U.S. 501 in Conway, through March. Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 8 a.m.-noon Fridays, and admission is free.

Amft was a painter, sculptor, photographer, book designer and editor. He died in 2012, spending his final two years in Myrtle Beach. Also, the Robert Amft Trust has donated one of his paintings to the HGTC Foundation for auction to benefit the college’s culinary arts program. Details at 349-5269 or www.hgtc.edu.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY | 02.21-02.23

Home Show at convention center

The Horry Georgetown Home Builders Association’s 34th annual Home Show might help defrost any doldrums from two ice storms this past month.

It’s at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, at Oak Street and 21st Avenue North, and open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 21-22 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 23.

Tickets are $5 daily for ages 16 and older – or $10 for a three-day pass – and free for ages 15 and younger.

Special activities, all free with admission, include:

FEB. 21

• 11 a.m. – “Ten Steps to an Environmentally Friendly Garden,” by Gary Forrester of the Clemson Extension Service
• Noon – “Seasonal Fruits and Veggies,” by Kris Reynolds and Pete Jerace of Inlet Culinary Gardens
• 1 p.m. – “A Prescription for Good Health: Slip into your Salt Water Spa and Say ‘Aaah,’ ” by Kimberly Elko of Elko Spas, Billiards & Pools
• 2 p.m. – “A Difference in Dining,” by Tom Mullally and Randy Remedio
• 3 p.m. – “Making Chocolate Éclairs,” by Brad Daniels of Croissants Bistro & Bakery
• 4 p.m. – “Playing in the Dirt for Fun: Container Gardening,” by Rick Guignon of Blue Moon Nursery & Garden Center

FEB. 22

• 11 a.m. – “Small Spaces/Big Bounty: Raised Bed and Container Gardening,” by Gary Forrester
• Noon – “Growing Herbs,” by Kris Reynolds

1 p.m. – “Framing Your View,” by Lucy Emory Hendricks of Legacy Interiors

• 2 p.m. – “The Secrets to Good Soul Food,” by Mike Chestnut of Big Mike’s Grill
• 3 p.m. – “Kid’s Cookbook with Chef Peter,” by Peter Sinish
• 4 p.m. – “Outdoor Elements: Pools, Paver, Outdoor Kitchens and Landscaping,” by Bill Seay and Keith Alford of Quality Pools & Spas, Landscaping & Design

FEB. 23

Noon – “Spring Tune-Up for Your Lawn,” by Rick Guignon of Blue Moon Nursery & Garden Center

• 1 p.m. – “Designing for the Sexes: Man Caves, Craft Rooms and More,” by Lucy Emory Hendricks, Legacy Interiors
• 2 p.m. – “Pruning 101,” by Gary Forrester, and “Kid’s Cookbook with Chef Peter,” by Peter Sinish

Details at or www.mbhomeshow.com, and from the association, based in Conway, at 438-4124 or myrtlebeachhomebuilders.com.

SATURDAY | 02.22

Courses cover safety for boating

Anyone whose mind is sailing away with thoughts of summer and sunsets might want to check out the number of boating safety courses available, for the latest updates in laws and for anyone who wants a refresher on the multitude of elements to remember on the water.

Local U.S. Coast Guard auxiliary flotillas have “About Boating Safely” courses, both on Feb. 22:

• 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at U.S. Coast Guard station on Marina Drive, off U.S. 17 on north end of Georgetown. Register with Vito Giardina at 240-9900 or email vgiardina38@yahoo.com.
• 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at North Myrtle Beach Community Center, 1030 Possom Trot Road. Sign up with Jeanette Brown at 248-2143 or email jeanettebrown37@yahoo.com.

Each site is the same price: $30 per person, $40 per couple sharing a book.

Looking ahead: The North Strand Sail and Power Squadron will present “America’s Boating Course” 8 a.m.-5 p.m. March 1 at the North Myrtle Beach Community Center. A $40 fee covers the book, which two family members can share. Also, a free optional “Chart Smart” class and On-the-Water” hands-on instruction going out on instructors’ boats to the Intracoastal Waterway are available. Sign up at www.northstrandsquadron.com.

Squadron meetings are on the second Saturday monthly in Little River. More details at 399-1342 or email jakmck@frontier.com.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, TUESDAY, NEXT THURSDAY | 02.21-02.23, 02.25, 02.27

Bevy of special events, benefits

Various special events are planned in the next week:

• “An Evening of Elegant Jazz” with De’Sean Jones and other musicians, 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at S.C. Maritime Museum, 729 Front St. Georgetown. $30. 520-0744 or visit www.culturalcouncil.info. Also, Jones in free “Gospel Extravaganza,” 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at Greater Bible Way Church, 1518 Hawkins St., Georgetown.
• “Tree Party Weekend” free seedling giveaway, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 22-23 (postponed from Feb. 15-16) at Murrells Inlet Seafood, 4886 U.S. 17 Business. Chicken bog and clam chowder $5 a cup. 457-8126 or lowcountrytrees.org.
• Annual Winter Carnival, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 22 at Lakewood Elementary School, 1675 Highway 396, just south of Myrtle Beach, by Prestwick Golf Club, off U.S. 17 Business, by Harley-Davidson dealer. 650-6768.
• Winter Parrot Head Fest, noon-5 p.m. Feb. 22 at La Belle Amie Vineyard, 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, just west of North Myrtle Beach Middle School. $8; also, bring two canned/dry food items for food banks for $3 discount. 399-9463 or www.labelleamie.com.
• Pawleys Island Masonic Lodge oyster roast benefit for its community charitable donations, 5-9 p.m. Feb. 22 at Hog Heaven Barbecue, 7147 Ocean Highway (U.S. 17), on south side of Pawleys Island. $25 ages 11 and older, otherwise free, including buffet line and iced tea. 457-9621 or 224-1029.
• “South Carolina: Ain’t We Got Food” program, 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum (open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, for $5 ages 19-59, $4 ages 60 and older, $3 ages 6-17, free ages 5 and younger), 799 Second Ave. N. $5. Reservations at 427-7668. www.nmbmuseum.com.
• Second annual Mardi Gras Adoption benefit for Friends of Horry County Animal Care Center (which is based at 1923 Industrial Park Road, Conway), 1-4 p.m. Feb. 23 at X Gym Sports Mall, 568 George Bishop Parkway, between U.S. 501 and U.S. 17 Bypass, just west of Myrtle Beach. 733-2819 or www.friendsofhcacc.org.
• “Superhero Sunday,” 2-5 p.m. Feb. 23, also honoring local personnel such as police and fire/rescue crews, at Children’s Museum of South Carolina, 2501 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, also accessible from Oak Street. $20 ($15 members). (Museum open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays, for $8 ages 2 and older, otherwise free.) 946-9469 or www.cmsckids.org.
• Third annual “Collector’s Event” benefit art auction of 100 works, benefiting Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum of Myrtle Beach (238-2510 or www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org), 4-7 p.m. Feb. 23 at Collectors Cafe and Gallery, 7740 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, for $100 for two people.
• “Barefoot Ladies’ Night,” 4-7 p.m. Feb. 25 at Smokin’ Hot Grill & BBQ, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. $5 donation for Club 4 Kids (Back Pack Buddies). 361-7949 or www.bflanding.com.
• American Red Cross Coastal S.C. Chapter’s seventh annual “Heroes” Campaign Kick-off Event,” 5-8 p.m. Feb. 25 at Hard Rock Café at Broadway at the Beach, at 29th Avenue North and U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach, with Ed Piotrowski, WPDE-TV 15 chief meteorologist, as host. $50. 477-0020 or www.redcross.org/sc/myrtle-beach.
• “A Taste of Conway’s Soul and Collard Cookoff,” benefiting Academy of Hope Charter School of Conway, 5-9 p.m. Feb. 25 in The Peanut Warehouse in downtown Conway, with music by Tru Sol. Admission $5 ages 13 and older, otherwise free, and tasting tickets $1. 397-5719 or www.theacademyofhope.org.
• 11th annual Palmetto Regional First (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, open 8 a.m. Feb. 27-March 1, at Myrtle Beach Convention Center. 718-4592, 864-985-2329 or www.firstroboticsmyrtlebeach.com.


‘The Cemetery Club’ in Garden City Beach

Oceanside Village Community Center will present a comedy play this weekend and again closer to mid-March.

Performances of “The Cemetery Club,” written by Ivan Menchell, are 8 p.m. Feb. 21-22 and March 7-8, and 3 p.m. Feb. 22 and March 8, at Oceanside Village, 1711 U.S. 17 Business S., Garden City Beach. The complex is across the road from Bi-Lo at the Beach; turn east onto Melody Lane at the traffic light from U.S. Business, and make a right into the development. Tickets are $12, and available at the door. Call 602-0251.

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