Trio of special events
Pick a special event to help a cause:
• Serenity Spa, at Miller-Motte Technical College, on U.S. 501 in Conway, walk-in specials 9 a.m to 9 p.m. for $10 mini-manicure, table or chair massage, haircut, blow dry and style, or daytime makeover, to benefit Canine Angels of North Myrtle Beach, which provides service dogs to veterans. 591-1110.
• “Purses with Purpose,” by North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club and the Grand Strand Junior Women’s Club, 6:30 p.m. at Grande Dunes Marina Inn in Myrtle Beach, for $40 advance or $45 at door. 450-4001.
• Long Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra’s final season concert, with Concerto Competition winners as guest soloists, 7:30 p.m. at Myrtle Beach High School, on Grissom Parkway, for $5 donation for adults, free for students. 448-8379 or longbaysymphony.com.
Red Hatters at mall
Local members of the National Red Hat Society meet-and-greet and mall crawl, and new members are welcome to join for $20. Details at 236-9265 or email Carolevs@aol.com.
Details | 11 a.m. in food court of Coastal Grand mall, in Myrtle Beach.
Film fest continues
The eighth annual Myrtle Beach International Film Festival continues daily through Saturday. Details at 497-0220 or www.myrtlebeachfilmfestival.com:
• 3-5 p.m. – “Pipelines” (14 minutes), ”Lion’s Den” (19), and “Set for Life” (60)
• 5:30-7 p.m. – “Secret Fear” (5), “Bumsicle” (22), “Pareto Principle” (11) and “Shell Shocked” (63)
• 8-10 p.m. – “Encryption” (25) and “Two Hands to Mouth” (80)
Details | at Carmike Cinemas’ Broadway 16, at Broadway at the Beach, off Grissom Parkway, between 21st and 29th avenues North in Myrtle Beach (445-1616), for same prices as movies, per block of films, or all-access pass $50.
‘Child’s Play’ opens
The Atlantic Stage professional theater troupe will premiere “Child’s Play,” a production for mature audiences, Thursdays-Sundays through May 12. Details at 877-287-8587 or www.atlanticstage.com.
Details | 7:30 p.m. (3 p.m. Sundays) at Coastal Carolina University’s Myrtle Beach Education Center, at 79th Avenue North and U.S. 17 Bypass; $27.50 general admission, $22.50 seniors (ages 55 and older)/educators/military, and $17.50 students.
‘Fitness Challenge’ at X
Take a “Primal Fire Fitness Challenge,” a bonfire workout comprising 23 “stations” with 40-yard dashes in between, and compete for prizes. Also bring donations of nonperishable food items for the Coastal Rescue Mission. Details at 236-0009 or www.sportsmallmb.com.
Details | 8 p.m. at The X Gym at The Sports Mall, 568 George Bishop Parkway, between U.S. 501 and U.S. 17 Bypass, just west of Myrtle Beach and the Intracoastal Waterway, with free registration, and free bananas, marshmallows, water and beer.
Pelicans play Keys
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Advanced-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, conclude a four-game series against the Frederick Keys, a Baltimore Orioles farm club from Maryland. Also, it’s “Thirsty Thursday,” with $1 beers 6-8 p.m., and post-game fireworks. Details at 918-6000, 877-918-8499 or www.myrtlebeachpelicans.com.
Details | 7:05 p.m. at TicketReturn.com Field, 1251 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, at Grissom Parkway, for $8-$11 advance, and $1 more on game day.
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