OPENS FRIDAY | 03.06
Classic film series returns on select Fridays
The annual “Friday Night at the Movies” series returns, with classic movies for free, each at 7 p.m. at Georgetown County Library’s new Waccamaw Neck branch, 41 St. Paul Place, Litchfield Beach, off Willbrook Boulevard:
• March 6 – “North by Northwest,” from 1959.
Never miss a local story.
• March 20 – “Moonstruck” (1987).
• April 10 – “The Horse Whisperer” (1998).
• April 24 –“A Shot in the Dark” (1964).
• May 8 – “Love Affair” (1939).
• May 15 – “42nd Street” (1933).
The coordinator and host is David Zinman, who winters in Conway from Chautauqua, N.Y., and is an author with books including “50 Classic Motion Pictures: The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of – A Selection of Vintage Films from Hollywood’s Golden Age.” He also will lead a discussion after each screening.
ALMOST DAILY | Through 03.21, 03.28
New exhibits at south Brunswick galleries
In southern Brunswick County, N.C., check out two art collections, both for free:
• “Spring Art Show,” through March 21 at Franklin Square Gallery, 130 East West St., Southport, N.C., behind Franklin Square Park, off Howe Street in Southport, N.C.; open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Also, join the artists at an awards reception, 5-7 p.m. Friday, during downtown Southport’s First Friday Gallery Walk. Details at 910-457-5450 orwww.franklinsquaregallery.com
• “Abstract Expressions” – with Marty Allran and Brian Evans, each in clay; Ann Cunningham, in metal; Joe DiGiulio, Sterling Edwards, Ginny Lassiter, Sandra Petit, Liz Roberts and Greta Swaim in acrylic; Jill Hope, in mixed media; Ann McCray, in oil; and Scott Summerfield, in hand-blown glass – through March 28 at Sunset River Marketplace, 10283 Beach Drive (N.C. 179), Calabash, N.C.; open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 910-575-5999 orwww.sunsetrivermarketplace.com
SATURDAY, SUNDAY, TUESDAY | 03.07, 03.08, 03.10
Trains, cruise-ins, ‘Pomp’ among events
• AtNorth Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum
, 799 Second Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach – open noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, with admission of $5 ages 13-59, $4 ages 60 and older or student/military with ID, $3 ages 5-12, and free ages 4 and younger – deadline is Friday to register for “When Rice Was King,” a guided bus tour to Georgetown County sites, including Brookgreen Gardens, and a high tea, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. March 17, for $99 – call 427-7668 or emailHistoryAndMore@nmbmuseum.com
. Also: “ “Titanic Tea Time,” 2-4 p.m. March 16, for $20.www.nmbmuseum.com
•Train Swap Meet
, with such wares as trains, cars, buildings and scenery, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, in front of Grand Strand Model Railroaders club site, three doors from Bass Pro Shops, in Myrtle Beach Mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres. Also, club site open 4-7 p.m. Mondays, noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m Saturdays, always for free. 297-7162, 293-4386 orwww.gsmrrc.org
•Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series
, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Palace Theatre, at Broadway at the Beach, at 21st Avenue North and U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach. $55. 800-448-7360 orwww.nationalseminarseries.com
• River otter birthday celebration for 4-year-old triplets, Saturday, at Brookgreen Gardens, open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach: including otter house-area parties 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and storytime at noon; crafts, wetland activities and discovery cart 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at various sites; “Mother’s Nature Care” tours 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at plantation barn; and “Meet the Animals” 2:30 p.m. at shed. Free with admission (which lasts seven days: $14 ages 13-64, $12 ages 65 and older, and $7 ages 4-12). 235-6000, 800-849-1931 or www.brookgreen.org.
• Hot Rod Promotions cruise-ins, starting a new year of events: noon-3 p.m. Saturday at Moose Lodge 2628, 2018 South Island St., Georgetown. (Also: 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Lincoln Park, 8739 U.S. 17 Bypass, west of Surfside Beach and south of S.C. 544; noon-3 p.m. March 14 at Aynor Town Park, on Seventh Avenue; 4-7 p.m. March 19 at Palmetto Moonshine, 4801 S. Kings Highway, just south of Myrtle Beach State Park; and 5-8 p.m. March 21 at Pirateland Family Campground, 5401 S. Kings Highway, between Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach.) All free. 503-8245.
•Remember When Oldies Fest
, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, including music by the Marsha Morgan and Paul Grimshaw bands, at La Belle Amie Vineyard, 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, just west of North Myrtle Beach Middle School. $8, or $5 with donation of two canned or dry food items to help local food bank. 399-9463 orwww.labelleamie.com
• Long Bay Symphony’s“Pomp & Circumstance: English Splendour”
– Elgar’s “Pomp & Circumstance March No. 4,” Vaughan Williams’ “Norfolk Rhapsody,” Britten’s “Variations on a Theme of Purcell (Young Person’s Guide)” and Walton’s “Violin Concerto” – with Jessica Lee, violin soloist, 4 p.m. Sunday at Myrtle Beach High School auditorium, on Robert M. Grissom Parkway between 29th and 38th avenues North. $20-$50, and $10 students 21 and younger with ID – and with pre-concert lecture at 3:15 p.m. 448-8379 orlongbaysymphony.com
. Also, Lee will lead an open master class with symphony and youth orchestra musicians at 4 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Church’s Gravley Hall, 3000 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, for free.
• Myrtle Beach Lions Club’s sixth annualCarrabba’s Charity Luncheon/Silent Auction
(of about 100 items), noon-2 p.m. Tuesday at Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 6803 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, for $15 by advance only – call 213-0942. Lunch, for dine in or takeout, comprises choice of chicken marsala with penne pomodora, mezzaluno, spaghetti with meat sauce or grilled chicken Caesar salad, plus beverages and dessert. Proceeds benefit glasses/hearing aid requests for needy children and adults, the Grand Strand Miracle Leagues, high school scholarships and other vision-related requests such as eye surgeries.
• Fourth annualHealth and Safety Fair
, 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Seaside Elementary School, 1605 Woodland Drive, Garden City Beach, west off U.S. 17 Business, about a quarter-mile south of Tupelo Bay Golf Center. Free, including athletic activities, arts and crafts, safety exhibits and vehicles, fitness demos, health screenings, games and local mascots. 458-8740 or emailTammy@reliablesc.com
with David Chaney, Duane Farmer, Alexander Mitchell and Michael Sokolik Jr. in solos, and in a guitar circle, 6 p.m. Tuesday at The Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill, 201 Fantasy Harbor Blvd., along Intracoastal Waterway, just west of Myrtle Beach, off U.S. 501, next to Clarion Hotel. No cover charge. 903-2628 orwww.boathousemb.com
SATURDAY | 03.07
Spring Tour of Homes benefits art museum
The 15th annual Spring Tour of Homes, benefiting the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, will cover six residences on Myrtle Beach’s northern side, including one stop in Briarcliffe Acres.
The event lasts 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, and advance tickets are $40, or $45 on the day of the tour.
Tour-takers also have the option for a luncheon buffet 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club, 9000 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, for $18, with reservations required at 238-2510.
Buy tour tickets at the museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, across from Midway Par 3 and Springmaid Beach Resort, or any of these retailers:
• On North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, by respective address number – Studio 77, at 5001; Four Seasons Interiors, at 7730; and Knotting Hill Interiors, 7753.
• On Main Street in Conway – Bodega, 301; and Hucks & Washington, 1506.
• Hope Taylor & Company, 312 Main St., North Myrtle Beach.
• Cheryl Newby Gallery, in The Shops at Oak Lea, 11096 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island.
• On Beach Drive in Calabash, N.C. – Sunset River Marketplace, 10283; and Victoria’s Ragpatch, 10164.
Also, back at the museum, open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays, take in five exhibits, all free to see:
• “Voices of the Island: The Cuban Art Collection of Reynier Llanes,” with 55 works by 18 Cuban artists; “Swim: An Artist’s Journey,” an exhibition of paintings by Charles Williams; and “Laurie Blum: My Inner Garden,” with gouache paintings, all through April 23.
• “Kathleen Elliot: Imaginary Botanicals,” through April 12, with about 25 flame-worked glass sculptures by the Californian, including such objects as leaves, fruits, flowers, pods and vines.
• “Visual Poetry Metal Leaf Paintings by Joseph Bradley,” by the Greenville-based artist, through March 8.
More details at www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.
WEEKLY | Through March
Myrtle Beach State Park spring programs
Ready to spring ahead, Myrtle Beach State Park has booked a number of nature programs for March, for free with park admission, and in the nature center, unless noted otherwise:
• “SpongeBob – Fact or Fiction?” for ages 5 and older, 2-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, comparing marine animals depicted in the cartoon with sea critters on hand.
• “Gator Gossip,” for ages 4-10, 2-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, covering alligators.
• “Backyard Bird ID,” for ages 8 and older, 2-2:30 p.m. Fridays, to learn about various bird types.
• “Feeding Time,” for ages 4-10, 2-2:30 p.m. Saturdays (but not March 7), showing feedings to resident animals.
• “Plethora of Plants,” for ages 10 and older, 3-3:30 p.m. March 14 and 28, checking out blooms in the park.
• • “Sharks!” for ages 7 and older, 11 a.m.-noon March 14 and 28 in activity center, covering sharks’ value in the wild.
• “Stargazing for Beginners,” for ages 8 and older, 8-9 p.m. March 14, at walk S4, on southern end of beach road; canceled if cloudy or rainy.
• “What Dwells in a Shell?” 2-2:30 p.m. Sundays, covering variety of shelled creatures.
• “‘Sea’” What’s on the Menu!” for ages 7 and older, 3:30-3:40 p.m. Sundays, showing feeding of saltwater fish.
The park’s nature center is open 1-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, but not March 7. Park hours are 6 a.m.-10 p.m., and admission is $5 for ages 16 and older, $3.25 S.C. seniors, $3 ages 6-15.
More details at 238-0874, from the park office at 238-5325 or www.myrtlebeachsp.com.