Bowling, wrestling events help charities
Two groups will spotlight sports in fundraisers on Saturday for community causes:
▪ “Family Fun Night,” for Sav R Cats International adoption center (based in the South Seas Village Plaza, 1117 S.C. 544, near Surfside Beach, just west of U.S. 17 Business, across from Walgreens), 6-10 p.m. at Surfside Bowl Entertainment Center, 510 U.S. 17 Business N., Surfside Beach. Bowl for two hours for $10, including shoe rental; play pool and cornhole; and raffle drawing at 9 p.m. for handmade 50-by-60-inch, cat and dog lap quilt. Details at 222-8057 or www.sav-r-cats.com, or from bowling alley at 238-2695 or www.surfsidebowlingcenter.com.
▪ Second annual “A Night of Miracles,” with C4W Explosive Wrestling, and benefiting Grand Strand Miracle Leagues (which, based in Myrtle Beach, gets children with disabilities outside for baseball, soccer and golf), 7 p.m. at Myrtle Beach Sportatorium, in The X Gym Sports Mall, 568 George Bishop Parkway, just west of Myrtle Beach, between U.S. 501 and U.S. 17 Bypass. $10. Details on C4W at 855-2028, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, Miracle Leagues at 448-7712 or www.gsmiracleleagues.com.
Different kind of day camp ringing
A Conway church will ring up a different kind of day camp next week.
The music ministry at First United Methodist Church, 1001 Fifth Ave., will have a Handbell Camp for students entering middle school, 10 a.m.-noon Monday-Thursday. Ten openings are available.
Participants will learn handbell technique, music reading, and ensemble playing. Gloves, bells, and mallets will be provided.
Also, music reading is not required, and each participant will receive tie-dyed gloves from The Raleigh Ringers (www.rr.org).
To register, email Billy Fallaw, the church’s director of music and organist, at email@example.com, or call 488-4251.
WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY: 07.29, 07.30
Print exhibit opens; museum welcomes guest
Two special art events, both free, happen midweek next week:
▪ Gallery talk with Sandy Logan – whose photo exhibit “Ironic Abstraction” continues through Sept. 20 – 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, at Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, across from Midway Par 3 Golf and Springmaid Beach Resort. Reservations required at 238-2510. Museum open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays, and always free. www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.
▪ Treelee MacAnn’s “The Printmaker’s Art,” opening with reception 6-9 p.m. Thursday, and going through Sept. 19, at Artspace 506, 506 37th Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach, open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Also, Alex Powers’ “Drawing and Meaning” exhibit ends this Saturday. 273-0399 or www.artspace506.com.
Cape Fear Blues Festival reaches 20th year
Enjoy an easy escape for the 20th anniversary the Cape Fear Blues Festival, this weekend in Wilmington, N.C., north on U.S. 17, about two hours from Myrtle Beach:
▪ Friday – Cape Fear Blues Cruise on Henrietta III, 7:30 p.m., with Elliott & The Untouchables, The Rusted Nails, and Randy McQuay II, the reigning International Blues Challenge Solo Champion. $55 advance (910-343-1611). Also, post-cruise party, 9:30 p.m. at The Rusty Nail Saloon, 1310 S. Fifth St. (910-251-1888), with Rickey Godfrey, for $5 cover at door.
▪ Saturday – Free Acoustic Blues Workshop with Tad Walters, 11 a..m. at Ted’s Fun on the River, 2 Castle St. (Reservations at 910-231-3379). Concert 4 p.m. at The Rusty Nail, with Nelson & The Rock-A-Fellas, Rose Lucas & Band, and Dave Fields, for $15 advance or $20 at door. Also, blues party at 9:30 p.m. with The Marcus King Band, for $5 cover.
▪ Sunday – Free, All-Day Blues Jam, noon at The Rusty Nail, with Cape Fear Blues Society as hosts.
More details at www.capefearblues.org.
Two easy N.C. escapes for plays
Brunswick Little Theatre, based in Southport, N.C. (910-447-2586 or www.brunswicklittletheatre.com), opens “Shrek, the Musical,” with shows 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 2, at Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium, on U.S. 17 in Supply, N.C. $16.50 adults, $10.50 students, and $4.50 ages 12 and younger, from 910-755-7416 or www.bccowa.com.
Also, fans of musicals have another outlet for this art, with an easy escape to Wilmington for the Opera House Theatre Company’s 30th season, at Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut St. “Crazy for You” wraps up this weekend with shows at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.
Other productions – each 8 p.m. weeknights and 3 p.m. Sundays – are:
▪ “Chicago,” Aug. 5-9, 14-16 and 21-23.
▪ “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Sept. 2-6 and 11-13.
Each show is $29, with $2 discount available for seniors, students and active duty military on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday dates.
Check out our online calendar for a complete list of upcoming events, festivals and shows on the Grand Strand, and submit your own: myrtlebeachonline.com/kicks.