Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on May 19

Camellia Society convenes

The Grand Strand Camellia Society will meet, this time covering “Your soil pH for growing healthy camellias in the Grand Strand area.” Details at 995-1256 or www.atlanticcoastcamelliasociety.org/gscs.html.

Details | 4:30 p.m. at at Horry County Memorial Library Surfside Beach branch, 410 Surfside Drive; guests welcome.

See ‘Wild 4 Hypnosis’ show

Catch the “Wild 4 Hypnosis Comedy Show” by married pair Rich and Elizabeth Wylde, which comes in a “mild” show, for families. Details at 750-0514 or www.big-laughs.com.

Details | 7 p.m. at Big Laughs Theatre, 2696 Beaver Run Blvd., Suite A, Millennium Run Plaza, by Wal-Mart in Surfside Commons, near Surfside Beach, off S.C. 544, east of U.S. 17 Bypass, for $25, and free for ages 15 and younger with paid adult (limit four).

Open-mic Mondays

At this open-mic night, see the first 12 comics who signed up after doors open at 8:30 p.m. take the stage. Details at 839-2565 or www.carolinacomedyclub.com.

Details | 9 p.m. at Carolina Comedy Club and Back Stage Bar and Grill, at Broadway at the Beach‘s Celebrity Square, off 29th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, for $6 admission.

Go ‘Coastal Kayaking’

In “Coastal Kayaking,” Mondays through October, take a guided salt-marsh tour from Oyster Landing in Murrells Inlet. Register at 235-8755 by 4 p.m. the previous Sunday. Details at 235-8755 or www.southcarolinaparks.com/huntingtonbeach/.

Details | 10 a.m.-noon at Huntington Beach State Park, open 6 a.m.-10 p.m., on U.S. 17 between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, across from Brookgreen Gardens, for $35.

Club touts toy trains

The Grand Strand Model Railroaders‘ club site contains several working model trains the public is welcome to enjoy. Details at 293-4386 or www.gsmrrc.org.

Details | 4-7 p.m. Mondays (and noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m Saturdays) at the club site, in Myrtle Beach mall, three doors from Bass Pro Shops, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres, for free.

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