The week ahead for the Myrtle Beach area

03/09/2014 7:16 PM

03/09/2014 7:17 PM

Surfside Beach celebrates 50 years

The town of Surfside Beach will have a ceremony Friday to celebrate the town’s 50th anniversary. The ceremony will be held 5 p.m. at the Surfside Beach Library , 410 Surfside Drive in Surfside Beach.

Construction closing Third Avenue South

Third Avenue South from Kings Highway to Ocean Boulevard will be closed for three or four days this week due to construction.

The work will include road paving as well as lane markings and traffic signal loop installation. Detours to Second Avenue South will be posted.

Spring break

Coastal Carolina University students will be on spring break this week.

Women’s Hall of Fame induction

The Georgetown County Historical Society will have its fourth annual Georgetown County Women’s Hall of Fame Luncheon, noon-1:30 p.m. March 20 in DeBordieu Clubhouse, in DeBordieu Colony, on U.S. 17, between Pawleys Island and Georgetown.

Tickets are $30, and reservations are due by noon Saturday at 545-7020.

The late Mabel Leffingwell Mercer Hamilton, will be the inductee for 2014. Brenda Stroup, former executive director of Tidelands Community Hospice in Georgetown, will give the keynote address.

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Free concerts for Can-Am Days this week

Continue to celebrate its 53rd annual Canadian American Days festival this week with a series of free concerts across the Grand Strand – 6 p.m. Monday at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, then taking turns near or at midday Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at all three area malls.

The Burlington Teen Tour Band, a globetrotting Canadian marching band, will entertain at all four sites.

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March Madness

The major college basketball conferences – including the ACC and SEC – will compete in their tournaments this week.

Regular-season action concludes Sunday and is followed by the NCAA selection show (6 p.m., CBS), which will reveal the NCAA tournament brackets.

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