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The Coastal Carolina University’s Department of Theatre has opened “Pippin,” a Tony Award-winning musical set in the Middle Ages.


‘Pippin’ opens at CCU

The Coastal Carolina University’s Department of Theatre has opened “Pippin,” a Tony Award-winning musical set in the Middle Ages.

The plot follows the son of Charlemagne, a young prince coming of age, who in a journey to find ultimate fulfillment, discovers the most important elements in life are love and family. The story’s based on a book by Roger O. Hirson, with a written by Tony and Oscar-winning composer Stephen Schwartz, whose numbers include “Magic to Do” and “Morning Glow.”

Shows are 7:30 p.m. daily through Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Feb. 9, with a 3 p.m. matinee on the final day, in CCU’s Wheelwright Auditorium, off U.S. 501 in Conway. Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 CCU and Horry-Georgetown Technical College faculty and staff, and ages 65 and older, and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members; and $5 CCU and HGTC students and ages 17 and younger.

Details at 349-2787 or

MONDAYS-FRIDAYS | Through 04.01

HGTC showcases two artists’ works

Paintings by two local artists, Tommy Davis and Michael Craig, are on exhibit through April 1, in Horry-Georgetown Technical College’s Richardson Gallery, off U.S. 501 in Conway.

The works are characterized by bold, vibrant color, with some humor and unexpected subject matter and visual stories, using layers of detailed parts.

The exhibit is open 2-5 p.m. Mondays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, and 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fridays, and admission is free.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY | 02.01-02.03, 02.06

Black History Month Film Festival

The “Strand Cinema” group has teamed up with the Cultural Council of Georgetown County for the Black History Month Film Festival, at the Strand Theater, 710 Front St., Georgetown.

• “Sparkle,” from 1976, with stars including Philip Michael Thomas and Irene Cara, at 7 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday
• “Daughters of the Dust” (1991), set in 1902 and telling the story of three generations of Gullah women on St. Helena Island, 7 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday
• “Say Amen, Somebody” (1982), a documentary about the U.S. gospel scene, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Admission for each screening is $5 for ages 13 and older, otherwise $3. Details at

Also, the Swamp Fox Players troupe will present “Souvenir” 8 p.m. March 1-2, 8-9 and 15-16, and 2:30 p.m. March 10 and 17, for $15.

Reach the theater at 527-2924 or, and the council at 520-0744 or

SATURDAY | 02.02

Sports clinics, winter fest

Three celebrations happen Saturday on Groundhog Day, the midpoint of winter:

• Conway High School, on U.S. 501, north of Mill Pond Road, will have a “Let’s Go Fishing” clinic 9 a.m.-2 p.m. This fundraiser for the Tiger Anglers – the Conway High and Middle, and Whittemore Park Middle schools’ bass teams – will include guest speakers Jay Baisch of Fishful Thinking Charters, Jason Burton of Marlin Quay Marina, Englis Glover of the “Reeling Up the Coast” TV show and Tee to Sea Charters, Chris Jones of Conway Bassmasters and Mike Foxworth of Marshall’s Marine, and the Clemson University Fishing Team. Admission is $20. Details at 902-4274.
• For the 27th annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day, Coastal Carolina University have a free sports clinic for girls 5-12, 9:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. with Chanticleer players from various women’s sports, at Brooks Stadium, off S.C. 544 in Conway. Also, clinic participants will be recognized during the Chanticleer Women’s Lacrosse Play Day, at noon in the stadium, and all girls will receive a free ticket for the women’s’ basketball game at 4:30 p.m. that day against Radford University in the HTC Center. (Tickets $5 for parents or guardians.) Register on site at 9:15 a.m. on the day of the event. Details at, or contact Lacie Hinkle 349-5027 or
• The X Sports Complex will have the third annual Extreme Fun Kids Fest 10 a.m.-4 p.m., benefiting the Children’s Museum of South Carolina in Myrtle Beach, with a variety of activities geared to youngsters, including inflatables, for $5 admission. Details from the X, 568 George Bishop Parkway, just west of Myrtle Beach, between U.S. 501 and U.S. 17 Bypass, or call 236-0009.


‘Fun and Fitness’ month at park

Huntington Beach State Park kicks off its “Fun and Fitness in February” series of programs with “Crossfit,” with Crossfit Vengeance, 9-10 a.m. Saturday.

Almost all of the programs are free with park admission: $5 ages 16 and older, $3.25 S.C. seniors, $3 ages 6-15.

The rest of the schedule comprises:

• “Bike Tour with a Ranger,” 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, and Feb. 14 and 22
• “Hike with a Ranger,” 3-4:30 p.m. Feb. 7, 21 and 28
• “Roller Blading,” 2.5 miles with Stan Dowicyan, professional speed skater, 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 8
• “Yoga in Atalaya Courtyard,” with Maribeth Mackenzie of Inlet Yoga, 1-2 p.m. Feb. 9, for $2
• “Two-mile Run with a Ranger,” 11-11:30 a.m. Feb. 13
• “Cycling,” 10 miles with Stan Dowicyan, 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 15
• “Beach Walk and Shell Craft,” with Grand Strand Shell Club, 1-3 p.m. Feb. 16
• “5K-Run with a Ranger,” 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 20 and 27
• “Photography Workshop,” with Phil Lanoue, 4-5 p.m. Feb. 23.

Find the park on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, across from Brookgreen Gardens. It’s open 6 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Details at 235-8755 for the education center, 237-4440 main office, or

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