Conway woman facing prostitution charges
Myrtle Beach police arrested a Conway woman Saturday on prostitution charges.
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Delencia Mariah Simmons, 20, was charged with prostitution, first offense at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
Police did not release any further information.
Annual Christmas celebration has Santa and more
Downtown Conway’s annual Rivertown Christmas Celebration is being held each Thursday from 6-8 p.m. through Dec. 20, and downtown shops are staying open until 8 p.m. for holiday shoppers.
Living Window displays will be on view Dec. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m., featuring friends, family and neighbors of Conway merchants who have been recruited as actors to create interactive shop windows. Last year, scenes ranged from giving Santa a haircut at The Spa on Main to a holiday party at Gypsy to gingerbread house making at Bodega. A Living Window map is available at the event or in advance on Conway Downtown Alive’s Facebook page.
There also will be a Conway Canine Christmas Costume Contest on Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. on Third Avenue, and Santa will be on hand Thursday nights through Dec. 13 at Black Water Market from 6-8 p.m. A horse-drawn carriage will give rides from the corner of Laurel Street and Fourth Avenue on Dec. 6 and 13.
For more information, contact Conway Downtown Alive at 248-6260 or www.conwayalive.com.
Reindeer Games at Pepper Geddings
Children aged 6 to 12 are invited to enjoy Reindeer Games at the Pepper Geddings Recreation Center on Friday so that parents can have an evening off to go holiday shopping or enjoy a night on the town.
Reindeer Games are from 6 to 10:30 p.m. where children can swim, play games, make crafts, watch a movie and each pizza.
Parents, make sure to register children by 5 p.m. Thursday,. The event costs $12 per city resident and $20 per non-city resident. The night of the event, the cost increases to $17 for city residents and $28 for non-city residents.
Pepper Geddings is located at 3205 N. Oak St. in Myrtle Beach.
For more information, call 918-2280.
Conway Library to open late
The Conway branch of the Horry County Memorial Library will open at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday due to the Conway Christmas Parade.
For more information, call 915-1544.
Tree lighting at Christmas Towne
Stop by the Myrtle Beach Convention Center from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday for the Christmas Towne Tree Lighting Celebration.
The free, family event features live entertainment, games and activities for the kids, including photos with Santa. There also will be face painting, balloon art, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus as well as taxi jet rides and a visit from Thomas the Train.
There will be an official tree lighting ceremony on the plaza. The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is providing free parking at the convention center.
The event will be held in exhibit hall A at the convention center, located at 2101 N. Oak St. in Myrtle Beach.
For more information, call 626-7444 or visit www.MyrtleBeachChristmasTowne.com.
Celebrate Arbor Day
Myrtle Beach will celebrate Arbor Day on Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. at the Pepper Geddings Recreation Center, 3205 N. Oak St. in Myrtle Beach.
Activities will include a tree-planting ceremony with children from the center’s after school program providing entertainment.
County libraries to close for staff meeting
All branches of the Horry County Memorial Library system will close at 1 p.m. on Dec. 13 for a staff meeting.
For more information, call 248-1544.
County animal care center holding pet vaccination clinic
The Horry County Animal Care Center will hold a vaccination clinic on Dec. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the animal shelter located at 1923 Industrial Park Road in Conway.
The clinic will offer $10 rabies shots and $15 microchipping, as well as other services.
For more information, contact the animal center at 915-5172.
City hosts health fair
The city of Myrtle Beach will host a health and Fitness Fair on Jan. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center. For details, visit www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/choose.hmtl or call 918-2280.
The fair will feature the kickoff to the city’s Choose Health and Fitness event, where participants select a fitness plan and compete to win prizes and “recreation bucks.” Those interested must register by Dec. 31.
From staff reports