Deals at Book Nook
At the L’il Book Nook, new and used books are available for purchase Mondays-Thursdays, while supplies last, most for $1 or less, to benefit adult literacy programs. Details at 839-1695 or www.literacyhc.org.
Details | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Horry County Literacy Council, in the Myrtle Beach Family Learning Center, 3101 Oak St.
Easter party for youth
Youth in grades 6-12 are invited to a “Hop on Over! Easter Party” Details at 205-5280 or www.hcml.org.
Details | 5 p.m. at Horry County Memorial Library Surfside Beach branch, 410 Surfside Drive.
Family Kingdom open
Family Kingdom Amusement Park in Myrtle Beach, with more than 35 rides – including the Swamp Fox wooden roller coaster, first built in 1966, and two rides purchased from the former Freestyle Music Park – has begun its 2014 season. This Thursday-Friday, the park opens at 6 p.m., then at 1 p.m. April 12-27. Details at 626-3447 or www.familykingdomfun.com.
Details | at 300 S. Ocean Blvd. – admission is free, and wristbands for all ages – which do not include go-carts and zip lines – are $26.95 plus tax (or $15.50 total for local residents with ID, sold only in the office under the Swamp Fox), and individual ride tickets cost $1.05 plus tax each, with 2-6 tickets per ride, or in packages of 26 tickets for $25, or 54 for $50, each plus tax.
Clubs team up in night
The North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club and Grand Strand Junior Women’s Club will have a “Purses with Purpose” community benefit. Details at 450-4001 or www.northmyrtlebeachwomansclub.com.
Details | 6:30 p.m. at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, 8121 Amalfi Place, Myrtle Beach, for $50.
Plays, art at CCU
Pick a play at two Coastal Carolina University campuses, both in their final weekend:• CCU theater department’s “Blood Wedding,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, with a 3 p.m. matinee on that last day, in Edwards Theatre, on main campus in Conway, for $15 general admission; $10 CCU/Horry-Georgetown Technical College faculty, staff, alumni, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members, seniors and teens; and $5 CCU/HGTC students and children. Details at 349-2787 or www.coastal.edu/culturalarts.
• “The Nerd” by Atlantic Stage, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, in Myrtle Beach Education Center’s 79th Avenue Theatre, at U.S. 17 Bypass, for $27.50 general; $22.50 seniors (ages 55 and older)/educators/military; $17.50 students, including OLLI members; and $10 side section seats. 877-287-8587 or www.atlanticstage.com.
• Also, in CCU’s Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays in the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts in Conway, the “Portfolio I: Studio Arts” thesis exhibition opens with a reception at 4:30 p.m., going through April 21. Details at 349-6454 or www.coastal.edu/bryanartgallery.
For a complete list of upcoming events, festivals and shows, visit MyrtleBeach