Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on Jan. 11

01/10/2013 5:00 PM

01/08/2013 10:41 AM

Lego competition at CCU

Attend a Lego League Qualifying Event, where nearly 200 area students ages 9-14 will compete in 26 teams compete in three main areas: a LEGO robot design and challenge competition. Details from Louis Rubbo at 349-6489 or email, and or

Details | 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in Coastal Carolina University’s Williams-Brice Recreation Center in Conway, with robotics competitions 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. in CCU’s Kimbel Arena; free admission to watch.

Make a hat in class

In support of the Long Bay Symphony’s “Mad Hatter Mania” fundraiser at 6 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, learn to make a hat in a class this month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays, 3-5 p.m. Wednesdays, or 6-8 p.m. Jan. 22. Registration required at 839-2727; details at

Details | at Art & Soul Gallery, 5001 N. Kings Highway, Suite 105, Myrtle Beach, in Rainbow Harbor plaza, for $15 (Tickets to the benefit are $80, or $150 per couple; details at 448-8379 or

Gators, reptiles in shows

See more than 800 alligators, and other animals, in one place. Special shows daily on tigers 10:30 a.m.; alligators at 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m.; reptiles at noon and 2 p.m.; and lemurs at 3:30 p.m. Details at 361-0789 or

Details | Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays-Sundays at Alligator Adventure, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach; $18.99 ages 13 and older, $16.99 seniors, $12.99 ages 4-12, free ages 3 and younger, and second-day-free pass available for return within seven days.

Take ‘Cultural Safari’

Take a “Cultural Safari” in a “Majestic Americas” program covering cruises to Nova Scotia, the Caribbean, Guatemala, the Panama Canal and Alaska. Details at 215-4700, or email

Details | 1-2 p.m. at Horry County Memorial Library Socastee branch, 141 707-Connector Road, off S.C. 707 west of S.C. 544, for free.

‘Bernie’ at rec hall

Adults and seniors are invited to catch a movie every Friday, next with “Bernie,” starring Jack Black and Matthew McConaughey and rated PG-13. Details at 918-2380.

Details | 3 p.m. at Myrtle Beach Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane, near Farrow Parkway and The Market Common, for free.

Senior dance in MB

The city of Myrtle Beach continues a season of senior dances. Other dates are Jan. 25, Feb. 8 and 22, and March 8 and 22. Details at 918-2381 or

Details | 7-10 p.m. at Myrtle Beach’s Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Drive, near The Market Common, for $7.

Yountz at Comedy Cabana

Al Yountz, known for touting his Southern roots on stage, will perform twice nightly through Saturday, with Cooter Douglas opening. Details at 449-4242 or

Details | 8 and 10:15 p.m. at Comedy Cabana, 9588 N. Kings Highway, just north of Myrtle Beach, for $15.

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