SATURDAY | 03.01
Brookgreen’s otter birthday party
Brookgreen Gardens, on U.S. 17 between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, will have its “Otter Birthday Celebration” 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 1, to celebrate three river otter pups about to turn 2. The trio, born March 11, 2011, have grown into big boys among a group of resident otters in an indoor-outdoor habitat in the Lowcountry Zoo. This birthday party will include craft tables with color sheets, word finds and masks; storybook reading; ice pops for the resident otters; and a zookeeper talk as the otters unwrap their presents.
Other events in March include (unless noted otherwise, free with admission, which lasts seven days: $14 ages 13-64, $12 ages 65 and older, and $7 ages 4-12):
Details at 235-6000, 800-849-1931 or www.brookgreen.org.
FRIDAY, NEXT THURSDAY | 02.28, 03.06
Curtains open for four plays
Two local historic theaters open plays Feb. 28 for three weekends through March 16:www.theatreoftherepublic.com www.swampfoxplayers.com
Two Horry County high schools will mount major productions starting March 6:
SATURDAY | 03.01
Tour churches, hear organs
Local members of the American Guild of Organists, Grand Strand Chapter, and five downtown Conway churches will present a historic tour on March 1. At each church stop for a half-hour, learn about that church’s history and architectural design, and enjoy a demonstration of the pipe and digital organs used in its worship programs. Admission is free.
The tour starts at 9:30 a.m. on the front steps of Kingston Presbyterian Church, 800 Third Ave., then proceeds to:
The chapter ( www.agograndstrand.org) also is planning for “Pedals, Pipes and Pizza,” an introduction to the organ for youth ages 11-16, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 3 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3000 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach.
THURSDAYS | Starting 03.06
‘Birding for Beginners’
Hobcaw Barony, on U.S. 17, just north of Georgetown, will give a weekly “Birding for Beginners” course to help people build up their recognizing of birds by sight, sound, behavior and habitat.
The classes, led by Trista Hindman, a barony interpreter, will meet 3-4:30 p.m. for four Thursdays starting March 6, then take a field trip 7-11 a.m. March 28. The $75 fee also includes a birding book and a bird-song CD.
This class is separate from the “Birding on the Barony” tours, with Jerry Walls, a naturalist from Hemingway, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on third Saturday monthly, including March 15 and April 19, each $35.
Other activities in March include:email@example.com
FRIDAY-TUESDAY, NEXT THURSDAY | 02.28-03.04, 03.06
Many special outings, exhibitswww.nascarspeedpark.com/sc.aspx www.alabama-theatre.com www.franklinsquaregallery.com www.palacemb.com www.fpcconcerts.com
Also, at Coastal Carolina University’s main campus in Conway (349-2787 or www.coastal.edu/culturalarts):