THE WEEK AHEAD
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Love your Mother (Earth)
Monday is Earth Day, and the Horry County Solid Waste Authority invites residents to celebrate by practicing the three Rs (Reduce, Resue and Recycle).
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The SWA is hosting an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1886 Highway 90 in Conway for those who want to see what the agency does to protect the environment.Call 347-1651 or go to www.solidwasteauthority.org.
To bark or not to bark?
Town Council in Surfside Beach will consider a resolution Tuesday from Councilman Randle Stevens seeking to muzzle barking and other noise at the town’s dog park.
Stevens, who lives near the park, seeks a sign that says: “Please be courteous and respectful to your dog park neighbors. No dog barking and loud noise.”
The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers, 115 U.S. 17 N.
Sundance at the beach
The eighth annual Myrtle Beach International Film Festival gives local moviegoers a chance to see work by independent filmmakers and a chance for those filmmakers to share their visions.
Topics range from pressure on children to excel in school, to Memphis blues musicians, to equestrian dentistry. The festival runs from Wednesday through Saturday at Carmike Cinemas Broadway 16 at Broadway at the Beach.
NFL draft begins
College players’ dreams will come true this week as many will hear their names called in the NFL draft.
The first round will take place beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday, the second and third rounds will be Friday beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the fourth through seventh rounds will begin at noon Saturday. The whole draft will be televised by ESPN and NFL Network.
CCU alum, Carolina Panther hosts charity basketball game
Josh Norman, a Coastal Carolina University alumni and cornerback for the Carolina Panthers and ambassador for the team’s nonprofit Starz24, will play host to a local charity basketball game at 6 p.m. Saturday in Myrtle Beach’s Pepper Geddings Recreation Center, 3205 N. Oak St..
Funds raised from this open match between local intramural teams and a charity game will help Starz24 send children and teens to summer camp and help the United Way for victims of the Carolina Forest fire in mid-March.