Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on April 10

04/09/2014 5:00 PM

04/02/2014 3:52 PM

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

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

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

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

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
•  “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
• 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

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

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