Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on July 9

Concerts in two parks

Catch a free concert in either of two cities:

• Jackass Flats, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunset Beach (N.C.) Village Park gazebo, on Queen Anne Street. Details at



• Psych Ward in the Oceanfront Merchants Association’s “Hot Summer Nights,” 8-11 p.m. in Myrtle Beach’s Plyler Park, at Mr. Joe White Avenue and North Ocean Boulevard. (Also, live music 6-9 p.m. on Ninth Avenue Stage.)



Youth program at bridge

The Old Bridge Preservation Society, in Brunswick County, presents a Young Explorers Program on Wednesdays through Aug. 13, for children of all ages, with adult accompaniment, and different topics weekly and making of crafts to take home. Details at 910-363-6586 or oldbridgepreservationsociety.org.

Details | 10-11:30 a.m. at Old Swing Bridge, 109 Shoreline Drive W., Sunset Beach, N.C., for free.

Hobcaw goes‘Wild’ weekly

“Wild Wednesdays,” for ages 5-10, happens weekly through July 30, in this day with “Birds of a Feather.” Register at 546-4623. Details at www.hobcawbarony.org.

Details | 2-4 p.m. at Hobcaw Barony, on U.S. 17, just north of Georgetown, for $10.

‘Willy Wonka’ in series

A “Classic Film Series” continues, with screenings on 2 p.m. Sundays and 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesdays, with one more day of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” Details at 839-3225 or www.cinemark.com.

Details | at Cinemark at Coastal Grand mall, off Seaboard Street in Myrtle Beach, for regular movie prices or $30 for a pass to see all six movies through mid-August.

Play at Brookgreen Gardens

“Cool Summer Evenings” continue, with extended hours Wednesdays-Fridays through Aug. 8, including “Theater Under the Oaks” – “Aaron & Theodosia” on Wednesdays, a play based on letters between Aaron Burr, the nation’s third vice president, and daughter Theodosia Burr Alston, who spent 10 years at The Oaks Plantation, one of four plantations that make up Brookgreen Gardens. Details at 235-6000, 800-849-1931 or www.brookgreen.org.

Details | 5-9 p.m. at Brookgreen Gardens (open 9:30 a.m. daily), on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach; free with admission, which lasts seven days: $14 ages 13-64, $12 ages 65 and older, and $7 ages 4-12.

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