TODAY-SATURDAY | 04.15-04.16
More than 50 athletes are scheduled to participate Friday and Saturday in the Southeastern Wheelchair Sports Association's 17th annual Wheelchair Games, in North Myrtle Beach.
The schedule of events includes:
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9 a.m. | field events, behind football stadium at North Myrtle Beach High School, 3750 Sea Mountain Highway; and air guns, at the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center
1 p.m. | Archery, at high school
4 p.m. | Weight lifting
5 p.m. | swim meet, both at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center, across from city hall
8 a.m. | 5,000 meter
8:30 a.m. | track session in 60, 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1,500 meters, all at North Myrtle Beach High School track
9 a.m. | Air-gun competition, at community center
Admission is free for spectators. Details at 280-5632 or visit www.sewsagames.com.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY | 04.16-04.17
'Art in the Park'
This weekend, the Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild will begin its 39th year of "Art in the Park" events, which each draw more than 60 artists from the East Coast, including about 20 from the Grand Strand.
Typical art includes paintings, woodworking, photography, jewelry, fabric, glass, metal, pottery and stone.
The first show is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Myrtle Beach's Chapin Park, 1400 N. Kings Highway. Other dates there are June 18-19, Oct. 8-9 and Nov. 5-6.
Shows also are April 23-24 and Nov. 12-13 at Myrtle Beach's Valor Memorial Garden, on Farrow Parkway, by The Market Common, and across the city's Grand Park.
Admission is free, and both sites are children- and pet-friendly.
Details at 446-7471 or www.artsyparksy .com .
OPEN FOR WEEK | Through 04.22
'Portfolios' art at CCU
The first of two "Portfolios" art exhibits by graduating seniors from Coastal Carolina University's Department of Visual Arts has opened in the Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery of the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, in Conway.
"Portfolios I," open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Monday-April 22, showcases graphic design, installation and jewelry by graphic design students Chad Carteret, Joe Cusamano, Abby Fleet, Amy Hardee, Stephanie Heikkila, Chris Henderson, Christi Keating, Allister Tague, Lisa Tyree and Tiffany Waldorf.
"Portfolios II," April 28-May 7, will spotlight painting, ceramics, photography, puppetry, installation works and other mixed mediums by studio art students Lauren Bates, Mickaylia Biron, Kelly Brown, Kaitlyn Buckley, Alverda Childers, Tasha Deneen, Evan Donevant, Amanda El-Tourky, Christine Giguere, Brittany Hallick, Carolyn Hamilton, Sara King, Samantha Lucido, Jenna Lusky, Brittany Mauldin, Megan Parker, Alicia Rorer, P.J. Schenk and Alexandra Stasko. Their opening reception is 4:30-6:30 p.m. April 28.
Admission is free. Details at 349-6454 or www.coastal.edu/bryanartgallery.
MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY | 04.18, 04.20
Tuba, spring concerts
Coastal Carolina University has two concerts lined up for next week on the campus in Conway.
Matthew Murchison, principal euphoniumist with the River City Brass Band in Pittsburgh, will perform a solo concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Tickets are $3 general admission for ages 11 and older, and free for CCU and Horry-Georgetown Technical College students, faculty and staff, and ages 10 and younger.
CCU's Coastal Winds Ensemble and Symphonic Band will perform a spring concert, "Moons, Stars & Planets," at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Wheelwright Auditorium.
The repertoire will include "Mars" and "Jupiter" from Gustav Holst's "The Planets"; Sousa's "Looking Upward" suite; Richard Saucedo's "Cambrian Explosion"; and "Moonfall" with its composer, Murchison.
Celestial art, created by CCU's Student Artist Society, will have art on display before this concert, and the CCU Astronomy Club will have stargazing outside after the performance.
Tickets are $9 general admission for ages 18-64; $7 alumni, seniors and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members; $3 ages 11-17 and CCU and HGTC students, faculty and staff; and free for ages 10 and younger. Details at 349-2502 or www.coastal.edu/culturalarts.
SATURDAY | 04.16
Rivertown Bluegrass Society
The Rivertown Bluegrass Society presents Bill and Maggie Anderson, and Slope Valley Bluegrass, in a concert at 5 p.m. Saturday at Horry-Georgetown Technical College Burroughs & Chapin Auditorium, on U.S. 501 in Conway.
Preshow jams start at 3 p.m. for any acoustic player, with no electric instruments except bass, and an open pre-show is at 4:30 for any musician or any band that has never played on stage. Tickets are $10 for members, otherwise $12. Call 457-2854 or rivertownbluegrasssociety.com.