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Myrtle Beach-area organizations need your help

Crafters: Looking for veterans and those with unusual crafts for a craft fair that will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 12, at the Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane in Market Common. The event features wooden wares, pottery, quilts, glass, art, jewelry, hand sewn items, wreaths, pets items and more. Entry for shoppers and vendor space costs for interested crafters will be donation of nonperishable food items. Food drive items will benefit The Low Country Food Bank. 843-286-2580 or mzdavis@gmavt.net.

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Saturday Swap

Puzzles: Anyone interested in swapping jigsaw puzzles, swap starts at 3 p.m. Jan. 24, First Baptist Church, corner of Fourth Avenue North and U.S. 17 Business, Myrtle Beach. Have your puzzles at the church by 2:45 p.m. Bring tapped or secured boxes and no pieces missing. 843-449-0599

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Myrtle Beach-area organizations need your help

Donations: North Myrtle Beach Friends of the Library are continually accepting book donations. Bring clean, gently used books to the library during open hours from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. on Fridays or 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays, North Myrtle Beach Library, 910 First Ave. S. 843-915-5281, www.hcml.org.

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Palmer commencement speech: ‘The renewal this nation needs will not come from people who are afraid of otherness’

In 2015, Parker Palmer gave a speech at Naropa University in Boulder, Colo., that is often referred to as ”one of the greatest commencement speeches of all time.” Palmer, founder of the Center for Courage & Renewal, is a world-renowned writer of nine books, speaker and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality, and social change. His speech was brought to my attention by my friend, Debbie Stanley of Little River, a lead national and international facilitator for the Center for Courage & Renewal, who was mentored by Palmer. The speech can be found on the website brainpickings.org.

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The unofficial first weekend of summer kicked off with sun and salt in Myrtle Beach

The Sun Fun Festival and the Native Son's Salt Games combined to kick off the unofficial first weekend of summer in Myrtle Beach. Saturday's events included contests of strength, endurance and skill, a parade, live music and a parachute jump by the Army's Golden Knights. Both events continue on Sunday along at Plyler Park, the Boardwalk and the old Pavilion site.
James Lee
The unofficial first weekend of summer kicked off with sun and salt in Myrtle Beach 1:23

The unofficial first weekend of summer kicked off with sun and salt in Myrtle Beach

Billy Roberts talks old times at Myrtle's Market 1:59

Billy Roberts talks old times at Myrtle's Market

Conway wets down brand-new fire engine in ceremony and pushes truck into new home 1:27

Conway wets down brand-new fire engine in ceremony and pushes truck into new home

Myrtle Beach weather forecast for 1.24 1:22

Myrtle Beach weather forecast for 1.24