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High Steppin’ revue thrice weekly

The “High Steppin’ Country” musical revue has opened for its 38th summer, with shows for the public at 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 14 and every Saturday through Aug. 30.

The two-hour show, including an intermission, comprises new and old country music, gospel, patriotic fare, a special children’s number, and a 1980s section, all in Lakewood Camping Resort’s Theater by the Sea, 5901 S. Kings Highway, between Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach, about a mile north of S.C. 544.

Doors open at 8 p.m. Guests from outside Lakewood are asked to park by conference center and catch a shuttle, operating 6-11 p.m., to the oceanside venue.

Tickets are $10 ages 13 and older, $5 ages 3-12, and free ages 2 and younger. Details at 447-7359.

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Classic films, opera at Cinemark

Cinemark, at Coastal Grand mall, on Seaboard Street in Myrtle Beach, has loaded up its calendar with special events for July:

• “Classic Film Series,” 2 p.m. Sundays, and 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesdays: “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” July 6 and 9, “Pretty Woman” July 13 and 16, “The Breakfast Club” July 20 and 23, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” July 27 and 30, “The Big Lebowski” Aug. 3 and 6, and “Beverly Hills Cop” Aug. 10 and 13.

• “Summer Movie Clubhouse,” 10 a.m. Mondays-Wednesdays: “Smurfs 2” July 7-9, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” July 14-16, “Walking with Dinosaurs” July 21-23, “The Lego Movie” July 28-31, “Rio 2” Aug. 4-6, “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” Aug. 11-13, for $1 each, or $5 pass for all.

Other individual dates:

• “Otello” opera encore, 2 and 7 p.m. July 9, for $12.50

• “Riff Trax Live: Sharknado,” 8 p.m. July 10, for $12.50 adults, $11.50 students/seniors, $10.50 children

• “The Enchanted Island” opera, 2 and 7 p.m. July 16, for $12.50

• “The Grateful Dead Meet Up 2014,” 7:30 p.m. July 17, for $12.50 adults, $11.50 students/seniors, $10.50 children

• “Monty Python Mostly Live,” 2:30 p.m. July 20, with encores 7:30 p.m. July 23-24, for $18/$17/$16, respectively

• “Glenn Beck’s ‘We Will Not Conform,’” 8 p.m. July 22, for $20/$19/$18.

Details at 839-3225 or www.cinemark.com:


Home stretch for Bass Pro Shops’ camp

Bass Pro Shops, at Myrtle Beach mall, on U.S. 17 at S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres, enters the home stretch for its “Family Summer Camp,” through July 13, in 20-minute workshops on various topics, and children receive a free lanyard, and while supplies last, earn a free, collectible pin for finding all answers in a scavenger hunt after each workshop completed.

The schedule comprises:

• Thursdays: Archery noon, shooting and hunting 1 p.m., travel safety 2 p.m., water safety 3 p.m., and camping 4 p.m.

• Saturdays: Fishing noon, water safety 1 p.m., shooting and hunting 2 p.m., kayaking 3 p.m., and bird watching 4 p.m.

• Sundays: Shooting and hunting noon, archery 1 p.m., travel safety 2 p.m., camping 3 p.m., and “Backyard Adventure” 4 p.m.

• Tuesday: Bird watching at noon, fishing 1 p.m., archery 2 p.m., kayaking 3 p.m., and “Backyard Advenurre” 4 p.m.

Also, on each day of camp:

• Crafts, noon-2 p.m. – coloring, a wooden wiggle fish through July 10, and wolf track” July 12-13.

• Other activities, noon-5 p.m. – BB inflatable shooting range, bucket mouth bass casting challenge, and archery shooting arcade.

Activities are all free. Details at 361-4800 or www.basspro.com.


‘Sailing Life’ art show at Sunset River

Summer really is sailing at Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. “The Sailing Life” group show lasts through July 30 with these artists by medium:

• Oil – Ann McCray and Ortrud Tyler

• Watercolor – Freeman Beard, Nancy Brennand, Richard Staat and Bryan Krpejs

• Acrylic – Sue Coley, Gwen Dumas, Marie Kasper, gallery owner Ginny Lassiter, and Donn McCrary

• Photography –Louis Aliotta

• Clay – Shandi Berls

Artists demonstrations continue as well, with silk painting by Tyler, 1-3 p.m. July 17, and clay techniques by Jane Truesdale, noon-2 p.m. July 23.

The gallery, 10283 Beach Drive S.W. (N.C. 179), is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Details at 910-575-5999 or www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com.


Herb Reith solo exhibit at CCU

Coastal Carolina University’s Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, in the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, on the main campus in Conway, keeps the exhibits rolling all year long, even during summer break.

The “Herb Reith: Solo Exhibition,” opens Monday, going through Aug. 7, with mixed media contemporary art described as exploring “notions of notions of repair, material significance and disjuncture.”

Other exhibits on the schedule for autumn are:

• “Syd Mead: Progressions,” Aug. 18-Oct. 18, and artist reception 4:30 p.m. Sept. 3 in gallery, after lecture at 2 p.m. that day in Edwards Recital Hall

• “Diana Farfan: Solo Exhibition,” Oct. 23-Nov. 24, and artist reception 4:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in gallery, after lecture there at 2 p.m. that day

The gallery is open this summer 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays, and admission is always free. Details at 349-6454 – call to arrange up-close parking for anyone with a disability or mobility matter – or www.coastal.edu/bryanartgallery.