Veterans invited to lunch
Veterans of all services are invited to a Merchant Marines’ lunch meeting. Details at 685-1964 or www.usmmsc.com.
Details | Buy lunch at noon, meet at 1 p.m., at Veterans Cafe & Grille, 3544 Northgate Blvd., Myrtle Beach, in Northgate Plaza, off S.C. 707.
Author visits library
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Meet Maureen O’Brien, author of “Waggin’ Tales: Bogey’s Memoir.” Details at 205-5280 or www.hcml.org.
Details | 4 p.m. at Horry County Memorial Library, Surfside Beach branch, 410 Surfside Drive.
Join Strand Cinema
The Strand Cinema group begins a new weekend of movies: “The Grand Seduction,” from 2013, at 2:30 p.m., and “Begin Again” (2013), 7 p.m.; and on Saturday: “The Secret in Their Eyes” (2009) at 2:30 p.m., and “Wish I Were Here” (2014), 7 p.m. Details at 527-2924 or www.strandcinema.org.
Details | at Strand Theater, 710 Front St., Georgetown; each $5 for members, otherwise $7.
Events at Base Rec
Two special events at the Myrtle Beach Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane, near Farrow Parkway and The Market Common:
• Free movie for adults and seniors: “Noah,” starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly, and rated PG-13. Details at 918-2380.
• Senior dance, 7-10 p.m., with music by DJs Jack and Rosalie Drust, for $7. Reservations at 570-655-1558, or email
‘Opry’ helps hospitals
On this evening of “The Carolina Opry Christmas Special,” $5 of every ticket sold will go to Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. Details at 913-4000 or www.thecarolinaopry.com.
Details | 7 p.m. at Calvin Gilmore Theatre, on U.S. 17 Business, near northern junction of U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach, for various prices.
Skate on ice in mall
An indoor ice rink has opened through year’s end. This weekend, it’s open 3-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Details at 272-4040 or www.shopmyrtlebeachmall.com
Details | at Myrtle Beach Mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres, for $10 per two-hour session, including skate rentals.
For a complete list of upcoming events, festivals and shows, visit MyrtleBeachOnline.com/kicks.