* CAROLINA MASTER CHORALE, Thursday and Monday, auditions for 30th anniversary season with four major performances, including Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” and Bizet’s “Carmen.” Appointments at 444-5774.
COASTAL GRAND SYMPHONY, auditions , all at 2 p.m. at Andy Owings School of Music at Coastal Grand mall in Myrtle Beach: Aug. 25 for woodwinds and vocalists, Sept. 1 strings, and Sept. 8 piano, keyboards, percussion and any other latecomers, with first rehearsal Sept. 15. Appointments at 839-1505 or www.facebook.com/CoastalGrandSymphony.
GRAND STRAND HARMONY CHORUS/SWEET ADELINES, women sought for Christmas caroling program, for which rehearsals start Oct. 9, and performances will span retirement and life-care communities in Horry County. 650-0625, 650-7323 or www.gsharmonychorus.com.
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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH COMMUNITY BAND. New members welcome. Contact Bert Owen, conductor, at 488-6742 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More details at www.nmbcommunityband.com.
PAWLEYS ISLAND CONCERT BAND. Experienced brass, woodwind and percussion musicians welcome, without auditions, for rehearsals for fall and holiday seasons at 7 p.m. Tuesdays through mid-December at Litchfield Exchange in Litchfield Beach, behind Applewood Pancake House. Musical selections include works of Fucik, Handel, John Williams, Leroy Anderson, Vince Guaraldi, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. 274-5991, www.pawleysislandconcertband.org or email@example.com.
* THEATRE OF THE REPUBLIC, auditions for “Sunset Boulevard,” 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday, at Main Street Theatre, 337 Main St., Conway. www.theatreoftherepublic.com.
DANCE JAM PARTY, for adults 8-11 p.m. Aug. 31, with a lesson and food and beverages, at By the Sea Dance-Fitness-Music, 1145 Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach. $10. 800-299-9050.
DANCELINK USA. Weekly dances: Tuesdays, beginner shag 6:30 p.m., and intermediate 7:30 p.m., each $10 at DanceLink USA studio, 109 Cedar Ave., North Myrtle Beach; and Wednesdays, country couples beginner 6:30 p.m. and intermediate 7 p.m., each $7 at Surfside Bowl Entertainment Center Brick House Lounge, 510 U.S. 17 Business N., Surfside Beach. 281-1102 or www.dancelinkusa.com.
GRAND STRAND STRUTTERS, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, but not fifth week of the month, at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. Call 215-0141. Also: open house 6-7 p.m. Sept. 20 with free lessons; call 497-0470 or 651-6110.
GRAND STRAND USA DANCE, CHAPTER 6024, ballroom classes Mondays at Anaerobic Studio, in Myrtle Beach mall at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres; enter in rear of mall, by Bass Pro Shops: beginners 6 p.m., intermediate 7 p.m.; $7 members, otherwise $9. 283-0007 or 602-7197. Next social ballroom dance 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Myrtle Beach Base Recreation Center, includes music and dance lesson by DJ Jim Sterner. Bring dish to share; beverages supplied; singles welcome; $7 members, otherwise $10. 808-3397 or www.usadancegrandstrand.org.
LET’S DANCE, 5221 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. Private and group lessons in ballroom and Latin. 997-2300 or www.letsdancemb.com.
LINE DANCING CLASSES:
Beginners 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays and high beginner/easy intermediate 6-8 p.m. Mondays at Dick Johnson Civic Center, on Pine Drive in Surfside Beach. $3 each. 651-4603.
• Intermediate, 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays at Dick Johnson Civic Center, on Pine Drive in Surfside Beach. $3. 455-0442 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Beginners 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays at Lakeside Crossing Community clubhouse, on Myrtle Ridge Drive, between Conway and Myrtle Beach. $4. 450-4299.
• Beginners and Beginner Plus 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursdays at Calabash Elks Lodge, 937 Carter Drive, Calabash, N.C. $4. 222-6600.
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH CLASSES, at J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road: offers classes in Zumba, clogging, ballroom, shag, line dancing. 280-5570 or parks.nmb.us. Also: Jazzercise and body sculpting; 249-5828 or email email@example.com. Prices and times vary.
RJR BALLROOM CO., weekly dance events include 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Sundays at Senor Frog’s at Broadway at the Beach. $10 cover. 808-1634, www.dancemyrtlebeach.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAND DOLLAR SQUARES AND ROUND DANCE CLUB, Western-style square dances 7-9 p.m. Mondays at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach; $5. Also: free lessons 6-7 Mondays in September and Oct. 1, with an open house 6 p.m. Sept. 17. 236-9909 or 374-4740.
SHAG LESSONS, Wednesdays: 2 p.m. intermediate, 3 p.m. beginners, $4 each, at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N. Myrtle Beach. 222-6600.
“WINE DANCING”, led by Wanda and Jim York, 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays through August, and 2:30-6 p.m. Sunday, and Sept. 9 and 30 at Silver Coast Winery, 6680 Barbeque Road, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., for $5 each. Details at 910-287-4243, 732-470-8612 or Wandafull1@hotmail.com; or winery: 910-287-2800 or www.silvercoastwinery.com.
“ZUMBA WITH LINDA C.”, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays-Fridays, and Zumba toning 10:45-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, at Surfside Bowl Center’s Brick House Lounge, 510 U.S. 17 Business N., Surfside Beach. $5 per class. 655-0839 or www.zumbawithlindac.com.
ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERNIANS, HORRY COUNTY DIVISION 1, The Dublin City Ramblers from Ireland in concert, 4 p.m. Aug. 26 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1100 Eighth Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, for $25. 497-4741.
“GEORGETOWN ROCKS THE EQUINOX” music festival, 2-11 p.m. Sept. 22 on Front Street, benefiting Tara Hall Home for Boys. Free. 485-4954 or www.georgetownbandfest.com.
LA BELLE AMIE VINEYARD, 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, just west of North Myrtle Beach Middle School. Frequent festivals on Saturdays. 399-9463 or www.labelleamie.com.
LITCHFIELD DANCE ARTS ACADEMY, 97 Otis Drive, Litchfield Beach, west of U.S. 17. Open house 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, for fall classes starting Monday. 237-7465 or www.litchfield-dance.com.
ART CLASSES, in paint or pastel and charcoal, taught 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Fridays by Stuart Fleishman at North Myrtle Beach’s J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road; $85 for four classes, or $25 per class; 213-1037.
CINEMARK SPECIAL EVENTS, at Cinemark at Coastal Grand mall in Myrtle Beach: “Riff Trax Live Manos” 8 p.m. Thursday, and “TCM Presents ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ “ 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, each $12.50 adults/$11.50seniors/$10.50 students, respectively; and Bolshoi Ballet’s “Raymonda” noon Aug. 26 and 7 p.m. Aug. 28, each $12. 839-3225.
• Hot Rod Promotions, for all cars, for free, 6-9 p.m. Friday at Burger King, 1646 Church St. (U.S. 501), Conway, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Gator Tail Restaurant, 3340 U.S. 17 Business S., at Inlet Crossing Center, Murrells Inlet, and noon-3 p.m. Aug. 26 at Veterans Cafe, 1144 Shine Ave., Myrtle Beach. 503-8245.
• Myrtle Beach Car Club: 5-7:30 p.m. Aug. 25 Rosa Linda’s Cafe, 3415 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet; 5-7 p.m. Aug. 29 at Myrtle Beach Speedway, on U.S. 501, west of S.C. 31; 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at Rotelli’s Restaurant , on U.S. 501 in Conway, across from Horry-Georgetown Technical College; and 12:30-2:30 p.m. Oct. 20. at Maggi D’s Restaurant, 407 Seaboard St., Myrtle Beach, across from Coastal Grand mall, all for free. 215-3849 or 742-9802.
GRAND STRAND MODEL RAILROADERS INC., club site, in Myrtle Beach mall, three doors from Bass Pro Shops, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres, 4-7 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. Free. 297-7162 or 293-4386.
• “Movies Under the Stars, 9 p.m. Wednesdays through August in Myrtle Beach’s Valor Memorial Garden, on Farrow Parkway, at The Market Common. 839-3500 orwww.marketcommonmb.com
• “Movies at McLean,” 15 minutes after sunset on second Friday monthly through October, in North Myrtle Beach’s McLean Park, 93 Oak Drive, south of Main Street, between First and Second avenues south. 280-5570, ext. 1.
• Movies in the Park,” dusk on second and fourth Fridays in July and August in Conway’s Riverfront Park, on Elm Street. 248-1740 or www.conwayparksandrecreation.com.
Admission varies by site.
• Dream Land Skating Arena, 4475 Privetts Road, east of U.S. 701, north of Conway; open Tuesdays and Thursdays-Sundays; details at 369-2055 or www.dreamlandskatingarena.com.
• Fun Warehouse Family Fun Center, 2349 Dick Pond Road (S.C. 544), between Socastee and Surfside Beach, a half-mile east of U.S. 17 Bypass; open daily; 748-0302 orwww.funwarehousemb.com
Prices, times vary by site, program.
ALABAMA THEATRE, at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach. “One the New Show” at 7:30 p.m. almost daily, and guest concerts such as James Gregory 7 p.m. Sunday and Ricky Mokel 7 p.m. Aug. 25. 272-1111, 800-342-2262 or www.alabama-theatre.com.
CALVIN GILMORE THEATRE, at U.S. 17 Business and U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach, “The Carolina Opry,” “Good Vibrations!” and “Light.” 913-4000, 800-843-6779 or www.thecarolinaopry.com.
THE GRAND THEATRE, 301 U.S. 17 Business S., Surfside Beach. “Aloha Y’all” Hawaiian luau show and “Grand Illusions” each at least twice weekly; Russ Tuff Sept. 2; and in their new home, dinner shows “The Marvelous Wonderettes” opening Tuesday, and “Dino’s TV Variety Show,” opening Sept. 20 (more details at www.dinostvvarietyshow.com). 808-9188, 800-252-5642, www.thegrandtheatre.us or www.alohayall.com.
“HIGH STEPPIN’ COUNTRY”, revue with country, gospel, patriotic and pop at Lakewood Camping Resort’s Theater by the Sea, 5901 S. Kings Highway, between Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach, one mile north of S.C. 544; final show 8:30 p.m. Sept. 1. $10 ages 12 and older, otherwise $5. 447-7343 or 447-7359.
LEGENDS IN CONCERT, U.S. 17 Bypass, off 29th Avenue North at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, with tributes to Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, Britney Spears, Steven Tyler and Stevie Wonder through Sept. 2. 238-7827, 800-960-7469 or www.legendsinconcert.com.
MEDIEVAL TIMES DINNER & TOURNAMENT, off U.S. 501 and George Bishop Parkway, just west of Myrtle Beach, one or two shows daily through Sept. 2. 236-8080, 800-436-4386 or www.medievaltimes.com.
THE PALACE THEATRE, at U.S. 17 Bypass and 21st Avenue North at Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach: “Rock Around the Clock” through Dec. 29, “Le Grand Cirque: Adrenaline” through late September. 448-0588, 888-841-2787 or www.palacemb.com.
“PIRATES VOYAGE FUN, FEAST & ADVENTURE”, 8901 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, next to Carolina Opry. 497-9700, 800-433-4401 or www.piratesvoyage.com.
ATLANTIC STAGE, at 79th Avenue Theatre, at U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach. New season opens Sept. 6-23 with “God of Carnage.” 877-287-8587 or www.atlanticstage.com.
GHOSTS AND LEGENDS THEATRE, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach, including ghost shows and walks, and “Skool 4 Pirates.” Open 10 a.m. daily. 361-2700 or www.ghostshows.com.
SWAMP FOX PLAYERS, Strand Theater, 710 Front St., Georgetown. “The Marvelous Wonderettes” 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $18. 527-2924 or www.swampfoxplayers.com.
BRUNSWICK LITTLE THEATRE, “The Wizard of Oz,” 7:30 p.m. July 27-28 and Aug. 3-4, and 3 p.m. July 29 and Aug. 5 at Brunswick Community College Odell Williamson Auditorium in Supply, N.C. $17 adults, $12 teens, $6 ages 12 and younger. 910-755-7416; 800-754-1050, ext. 7416; or www.bccowa.com.
CAROLINA IMPROV COMPANY, based at Uptown in Myrtle Beach mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres. Various shows. Also: for ages 18 and older, “Whose Night Out Is It Anyway?” at Froggy Bottomz Live at Broadway at the Beach, 8 p.m. Mondays. Details at 272-4242, www.carolinaimprov.com or www.uptownmb.com.
COMEDY CABANA, 9588 N. Kings Highway, just north of Myrtle Beach. Richie Minervini through Saturday, Spanky Brown on Sunday, and Michael Mack and the Faces of Rock Monday-Aug. 26, each $15. Also, family friendly shows with rotating headliners 5:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 23. 449-4242 or comedycabana.com.
ANDY OWINGS SCHOOL OF MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, in Coastal Grand mall in Myrtle Beach. Back to School Music Festival and Open House Saturday-Aug. 25, including jam session and drum circle 1 p.m. Saturday, and beginner’s classes 4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and 1 p.m. Aug. 24, all free. 839-1505 or www.andyowingsmusic.com.
CAROLINA MASTER CHORALE
“FALL FLING” community concert and dance, with Briarcliffe Saints Dixieland Band and Avatar Blue with vocals by Ermitt “Mr. Blues” Williams, 6-10 p.m. Sept. 15 at Myrtle Beach Train Depot, 851 Broadway St. $15. 272-4511.
FPC CONCERTS, season tickets for $30 available for 27th season, all 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church; 1300 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. 448-4496.
GOLD KEY JAZZ SOCIETY, “Jazz on the Green” 6-9 p.m. Aug. 24 at River Oaks Golf Course, on River Oaks Drive, west of Myrtle Beach, for $15 donation. 742-5064 or www.goldkeyjazzsociety.org.
“HOT SUMMER NIGHTS” in downtown Myrtle Beach, through Sept. 29: including Kids’ Carnival on Mondays, with entertainment by students from Dino Capone’s School of Rock near Carolina Forest; and concerts 8-11 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Free, in Plyler Park, at Mr. Joe White Avenue and North Ocean Boulevard. 421-9848, 997-6695 or myrtlebeachdowntown.com.
HOUSE OF BLUES, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. Various artists such as Steve Vai Aug. 24, Matisyahu Aug. 25, Easton Corbin Sept. 14 and Colt Ford Sept. 29, with rates varying by show; and Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays-Saturdays for $42 (www.murdermysteryproductions.com). 272-3000 or www.hob.com/myrtlebeach.
LORIS FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 5435 Main St., outside at 7 p.m. Friday, with Faith Revealed, First Assembly Church and Eastside “The Band,” for free. 756-1629
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH “MUSIC ON MAIN” 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at 202 Main St., and 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23 and 30, and Sept. 20 and 27 at the Horseshoe, 11 S. Ocean Blvd.; and “Sounds of Summer” series finale 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at McLean Park, 93 Oak Drive, south of Main Street, between First and Second avenues south; all free. 280-5570, ext. 1.
“SURFSIDE BEACH SUNDAY SERENADES”, four 45-minute performances 2-5 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 2 in town of Surfside Beach’s Veterans Memorial park, at Surfside and Willow drives, including Randall Hill and Glenn “Houndog” Hanson. Free. 450-7281.
“BODIES REVEALED”, by Premier Exhibitions through Sept. 16 on northeast side of Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, at 29th Avenue North and Grissom Parkway. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. $14 ages 13-64 (and $4 local discount with ID), $12 seniors, $10 ages 4-12 and military with ID, and free ages 3 and younger. 626-4488 or www.bodiesmyrtlebeach.com.
COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY, in Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, in Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, in Conway, “Leah Woods: Structures” furniture design, through Aug. 24. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Fridays. Free. 349-6454 or www.coastal.edu/bryanartgallery.
FRANKLIN G. BURROUGHS-SIMEON B. CHAPIN ART MUSEUM, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. “At First Light: The Katagami Sculpture of Jennifer Falck Linssen” through Sept. 16, “Kimono: Art, Fashion and Society” and “Andrea Baldeck: Sea Treasures” black and white photos, both through Sept. 23. Free. 238-2510 or www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.
SILVER COAST WINERY, 6680 Barbeque Road, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., exhibit by James Davis, “The Myxolydian Artist,” through Sept. 9. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Free. 910-287-2800 or www.silvercoastwinery.com.
LIMPIN’ JANE’S OLD SOUTH EATERY & TAPROOM, 713 Front St., Georgetown. Witzel Art Reception 7-9 p.m. Aug. 25, showcasing recycled art by John Walters. 465-0590.
ART & SOUL, AN ARTISAN GALLERY INC., 5001 N. Kings Highway, Suite 105, Myrtle Beach, in Rainbow Harbor plaza. Various art classes available. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 839-2727.
BLUEWATERS POTTERY – CENTER FOR CLAY ARTS, 279 S.C. 57 S., Little River, a half-mile south of S.C. 9. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, and open studio 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. 399-9898 or www.bluewaterspottery.com.
CHERYL NEWBY GALLERY, 11096 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, in The Shops at Oak Lea. “The Paintings of Quita Brodhead” Aug. 25-Sept. 29. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 979-0149, 800-435-2733 or www.cherylnewbygallery.com.
CHRISCO POTTERY, 4266 Graystone Court, Little River. 427-4304.
COLLECTORS CAFE AND GALLERY, 7740 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. 11:30 a.m.-midnight Mondays-Saturdays. 449-9370 or www.collectorscafeandgallery.com.
CONWAY GLASS, 209 Laurel St., Conway. 9:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Free glass-blowing demonstrations 11 a.m.-4 p.m. first Saturdays monthly. 248-3558 or www.conwayglass.com.
DEBORAH BROAD STUDIO, 671 Jamestowne Drive, Garden City Beach, beginning silversmith classes for five-week sessions or two-day workshops, with instruction including soldering, sawing, filing and design. Painting classes also available in oil, pastel and acrylic. 333-5364.
EBB AND FLOW ART CO-OP, 4763 U.S. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 651-2386 or ebbandflowartco-op.com.
FRANKLIN SQUARE GALLERY, 130 E. West St., Southport, N.C. Lifetime Members Show through Aug. 25, and featured artists, ceramics and pottery by Kimberly Smittle-Caroon and paintings by Fay Terry, Aug. 27-Sept. 29. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 910-278-7560 or www.franklinsquaregallery.com.
FRESH BREWED COFFEE HOUSE, 933 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach. Open 3 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, including open-mic nights at 6:45 p.m. Thursdays with host Brian Roessler. August featured artist: Rachel Jones. 251-8282 or www.freshbrewedcoffeehouse.com.
GEORGETOWN ART GALLERY, 705 Front St., Georgetown. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 527-7711.
HARRY THE POTTER – PAINT YOUR OWN POTTERY STUDIO, 4007-B Belle Terre Blvd., west of Forestbook Road and Food Lion plaza. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. 903-0773 or www.harry-the-potter.com.
HOWARD GALLERY, 532 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 626-3118 or thehowardgallery.com.
ISLAND ART GALLERY, in The Village Shops, 10744-M Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Also, “Color Theory” oil painting workshop 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 13, 15 and 17 with Betsy Jones McDonald. 455-0336 or www.pawleysislandart.com.
JEFFCOAT POTTERY, 284-B Koolabrew Drive, Calabash, N.C. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. 910-579-2400 or www.jeffcoatpottery.com.
JEWELRY BY WENDY – BEACH HOUSE FINE ARTS, 10152 Beach Drive S.W., Unit 6, Calabash, N.C. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 910-575-0024 or www.jewelrybywendy.com.
MUD BUCKET POTTERY, 279 S.C. 57, Little River. 399-8702 or www.mudbucketpottery.com.
MUDPUDDLE POTTERY STUDIO, in St. James Plaza, 4002 Executive Park Blvd., Suite 600-B (rear), Supply, N.C., in a business park on N.C. 211, across from Brunswick Electric. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. first and third Saturdays monthly. 910-363-4244 or email email@example.com.
SEACOAST ARTIST GUILD OF SOUTH CAROLINA, gallery open 6 a.m.-2 p.m. daily at Applewood House of Pancakes, 14361 Ocean Highway, Litchfield Beach; and at Seacoast Mall Gallery in Inlet Square in Murrells Inlet, open during mall hours. 655-1800, 947-0668 and www.seacoastartistguild.com.
STUDIO B ART GALLERY, 2922 Howard Ave., Unit D, Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common. Noon Mondays-Saturdays. 839-1278 or www.studiobgalleries.com.
SUNSET RIVER MARKETPLACE, 10283 Beach Drive S.W. (N.C. 179), Calabash, N.C. Abstract acrylic paintings by Sterling Edwards through Sept. 30, and “Wild North Carolina Through the Artist’s Eyes,” the 2012 N.C. Wildlife Art Society Exhibition, Nov. 21-Jan. 5, both for free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 910-575-5999 or www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com.
WHISPERING PALMS ART STUDIO & BOUTIQUE, 503 Ninth Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, in Nance Plaza at Kings Highway. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and noon-7 p.m. Saturdays. 910-232-9609.
BROOKGREEN GARDENS, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach. National Sculpture Society 79th annual Awards Exhibition, through Oct. 28, free with garden admission, which lasts seven days: $14 ages 13-64, $12 ages 65 and older, and $7 ages 4-12. Also: “Whispering Wings” butterfly house, extra $3 ages 13 and older, $2 ages 4-12; and “ABBA Returns” by Flat Rock Playhouse of North Carolina, $25 Brookgreen members, otherwise $30 -- call 235-6016. Gardens open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 235-6000, 800-849-1931 or www.brookgreen.org.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 2501 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Exhibit “Turtle Travels” through Jan. 5, $8 ages 2 and older. 946-9469 or www.cmsckids.org.
GEORGETOWN COUNTY MUSEUM, 632 Prince St., Georgetown. Open 10 a.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. $4 ages 18-64, $3 ages 65 and older, $2 ages 7-17. 545-7020 or www.georgetowncountymuseum.com.
HOBCAW BARONY, on U.S. 17 just north of Georgetown. Various nature programs and tours, such as barony tours at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays-Fridays for $20. 546-4623, www.hobcawbarony.org or www.northinlet.sc.edu.
HORRY COUNTY MUSEUM, 438 Main St., Conway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; free. Also, L.W. PAUL LIVING HISTORY FARM, 2279 Harris Shortcut Road, off U.S. 701, north of Conway, open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; free. 915-5320, 365-3596 or horrycountymuseum.org.
KAMINSKI HOUSE MUSEUM, 1003 Front St., Georgetown. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, with guided tours at 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. $10 to tour both houses. 546-7706 or www.kaminskihousemuseum.org.
MUSEUM OF COASTAL CAROLINA, 21 E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.; and INGRAM PLANETARIUM, 7625 High Market St., Sunset Beach, N.C.
Museum open 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, and 10 a.m-1:30 p.m. Saturdays.
• Special programs at 3:30 p.m.: “Family Scavenger Hunt” on Mondays, “Ocean Reef Explorer” Tuesdays, “Who Are You Swimming With?” Wednesdays. “Megabites! All About Sharks” Thursdays, and “Touch Tank Feeding/Sea Shell ID” Fridays
• 7 p.m.: “Sea Turtles and You!” Mondays, “Pirates Ahoy!” Wednesdays and “Snakes Alive!” Thursdays.
Planetarium open 11 a.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays.
Free programs at noon:
• “Navigating the Seas” Tuesdays, “Sea Turtle Talk” Wednesdays, “Fun in the Sun” Thursdays, and “What’s Up?” Fridays
• Sky Theater shows daily: “Legends of the Night Sky” at 11 a.m. (for half-price), “Dynamic Earth” at 1 and 3 p.m., “Tales of the Maya Skies” at 2 p.m., and “Oasis in Space” at 4 p.m.
• Rock-music laser shows at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays.
Museum admission, and per Sky Theater planetarium show: $8 adults, $6 ages 60 and older, and students; and $4 ages 3-4. Museum vacation pass for groups of six for one week, $59 through August. Reach museum at 910-579-1016, planetarium at 910-575-0033, or visit www.museumplanetarium.org.
MYRTLE BEACH HISTORIC COLORED SCHOOL MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTER, 900 Dunbar St., Myrtle Beach, just north of Mr. Joe White Avenue and west of Oak Street, 1-4 p.m. Thursdays. 918-1050.
THE RICE MUSEUM, 633 Front St., Georgetown. Open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. $7 ages 22-59, $5 ages 60 and older, $3 ages 6-21. Also: 25th annual Winyah Arts Association Multimedia Show through Sept. 1 in Prevost Gallery, for free. 546-7423 or www.ricemuseum.org.
S.C. CIVIL WAR MUSEUM, in the Myrtle Beach Indoor Shooting Range, 4857 U.S. 17 Bypass S., between Farrow Parkway and S.C. 544, south of Myrtle Beach, east of Socastee. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. $4 adults, $3 seniors/military, $2 students. 293-4344 or www.mbisr.com.
S.C. MARITIME MUSEUM, 729 Front St., Georgetown. “Lumber Schooners” exhibit through Sept. 3. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; free. 520-0111 or www.scmaritimemuseum.org.
WHEELS OF YESTERYEAR, 413 Hospitality Lane, near Carolina Forest, off U.S. 501 near Tanger Outlets. Open 10 a.m. daily; $9 ages 16 and older, $8 seniors, $5 ages 9-15 and free ages 8 and younger. 903-4774 or www.wheelsofyesteryearmb.com.
BAREFOOT PRINCESS RIVERBOAT, various cruises at various times, days and rates, sailing from Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. 272-2140, 800-685-6601 or www.mbriverboat.com.
BETWIXT THE RIVERS kayak and canoe tours, year round, mainly from Horry County landings, including moonlight dinner tours 430-1000 or 423-1919.
BODCACIOUS BOB’S BICYCLE TOURS, ranging from 5 to 35 miles from U.S. 17 in Little River, across from S.C. Welcome Center, with a farm, beaches, winery and Little River’s waterfront as destinations. Bring-your-own-bike specials at $45; guided tours $75, including a T-shirt, bike rental with helmet and lunch; free for children with cart rental; group discounts available. 241-2731 or www.beachbicycletours.com.
CAPT. JIM’S “RIVER MEMORIES” TOURS, on an electric yacht, 90-minute cruises from Conway Marina, 10 a.m. and 1 and 4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. $15 ages 13 and older, $10 ages 3-12. 246-1495 or www.rivermemories.org.
CAP’N ROD’S CAROLINA SWAMP TROMP TOURS, four-hour tours on a pontoon up the Pee Dee River from Front Street harborwalk in downtown Georgetown. $32. 477-0287 or www.lowcountrytours.com.
CAROLINA SAFARI JEEP TOURS, 3 1/2-hour tours across the Grand Strand, including Pawleys and Magnolia islands, along the Waccamaw River, wildlife viewing, a salt marsh and Gullah heritage. $42 ages 13 and older, $30 ages 12 and younger, and discount for military, police, AAA members and seniors. Pickups arranged at time of reservations. 497-5330, 272-1177 or www.carolinasafari.com.
THE CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY, 4872 Seewee Road, Awendaw, 35 miles south of Georgetown, east of U.S. 17, first left south of the Sewee Outpost. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, with guided tours 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and flight demonstrations at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. $12 adults, $10 ages 6-18. 971-7474 or www.thecenterforbirdsofprey.org.
COASTAL EXPEDITIONS, four locations; offers variety of kayak tours and adventures year round. 884-7684 or www.coastalexpeditions.com.
“COASTAL KAYAKING”, guided tours of a salt marsh just north of Huntington Beach State Park, near Murrells Inlet, 10 a.m.-noon Mondays through October. $35. Reservations due at 235-8755 by 4 p.m. the previous Sunday. www.southcarolinaparks.com.
FREEWOODS FARM, on Freewoods Road, off Bay Road from S.C. 707 in the Burgess community. Activities include learning how to grow and cook fresh vegetables, along with demonstrations, farmers market and a farm tour. 650-9139 or www.freewoodsfarm.com.
HELICOPTER TOURS, all with rates starting at $20:
• Executive Helicopters, 2800 Terminal St., North Myrtle Beach (427-7351 orwww.executiveheli.com
) and Huffman Helicopters, 3000 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, by east end of Myrtle Beach International Airport. (946-0022 orwww.huffmanhelicopters.com
• Helicopter Adventures, 1860 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, west of U.S. 17 Bypass, behind NASCAR SpeedPark and across from Broadway at the Beach. 800-359-4386 or www.1800fly4fun.com
MYRTLE BEACH SEGWAY, 2922-A Howard Ave., Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common near Valor Memorial Garden. Self-guided tours $39 an hour, $59 two hours; two-hour guided tours of Huntington Beach State Park: $69. 477-0800 or www.mbsegway.com.
PIRATE ADVENTURES for children, on the Sea Gypsy from Crazy Sister Marina, 4123 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. $25 ages and older, otherwise $12. 651-3676 or www.myrtlebeachpirates.com.
SWAMP FOX TOURS, across historic Georgetown, from 624 Front St. Hourly 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. $10. 527-1112 or www.swampfoxtours.com.
WACCAMAW COOTER AIRBOAT TOURS, 45- to 60-minute rides from Wacca Wache Marina, 1950 Wachesaw Road, Murrells Inlet, along the Waccamaw River, west of U.S. 17, between Waccamaw Community Hospital and Brookgreen Gardens; schedule depends on tides and weather, with a minimum four riders and maximum six; call for times. $40 ages 13 and older, $30 ages 4-12. 651-2994 or www.plantationrivertours.com.