The week ahead for the Myrtle Beach area

04/06/2014 4:56 PM

04/06/2014 4:56 PM

Masters tees off

For the first time in 20 years, the Masters golf tournament will tee off without Tiger Woods in the field.

While Woods will skip this week’s tournament after undergoing back surgery, plenty of other big names, including Coastal Carolina alumnus Dustin Johnson, will be in the field.

The tournament begins Thursday and ends Sunday. ESPN will televise play at 3 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and CBS takes over coverage at 3 p.m. Saturday and continues coverage 2 p.m. Sunday.

Champ to be crowned

An unlikely NCAA men’s basketball champion will be crowned on Monday night.

Seventh seed Connecticut and eighth seed Kentucky square off in the national championship game. Television coverage begins at 9 p.m. on CBS.

Common Core forum

Coastal Carolina University’s Spadoni College of Education will hold an education forum, “The Common Core State Standards: Facts and Myths,” Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public; registration is required. More information on page A7, or visit or call Lynne Brock at 349-2629.

Surfside Beach election

Residents will vote to elect three Town Council members Tuesday. Polls – at Surfside United Methodist Church and the Dick M. Johnson Civic Center – are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Photo identification is required.

Fourth Annual f.l.a.v.o.r.

Get a sample of Fresh, Local, Appetizing, Valuable, Original Restaurants on Tuesday at the fourth annual f.l.a.v.o.r. Culinary Tasting Event.

The free, family-friendly event is being held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 Oak St. The tasting benefits Horry-Georgetown Technical College culinary students as they compete for scholarship money.

Sample food and grab a drink from the beer and wine garden. Food samples rang from one to three tickets, with tickets costing $1.25 to $2 each.

For more information, call 855-0527 or visit

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