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Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on Aug. 1

Luke Gordon competes in the menehune final heat during the 11th annual Guy Daniels Memorial Foundation Surfoff in Surfside Beach, in 2010. Catch the waves for the 2015 benefit, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at 13th Avenue South and South Ocean Boulevard in Surfside Beach.
Luke Gordon competes in the menehune final heat during the 11th annual Guy Daniels Memorial Foundation Surfoff in Surfside Beach, in 2010. Catch the waves for the 2015 benefit, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at 13th Avenue South and South Ocean Boulevard in Surfside Beach. The Sun News file

Other special events

▪ Guy Daniels Memorial Surfoff benefit, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday on Atlantic Ocean, at 13th Avenue South in Surfside Beach. Free to see. 655-1434 or www.surfoff.com.

▪ Tobacco Heritage Day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at Horry County Museum’s L.W. Paul Living History Farm, 2279 Harris Shortcut Road, north of Conway (open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays) Free. 365-3596 or www.horrycountymuseum.org.

▪ Craftsmen’s Classic Arts and Crafts Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, at Myrtle Beach Convention Center, at Oak Street and 21st Avenue North. $8 ages 13 and older, $1 ages 6-12, and free ages 5 and younger, with a free return ticket for Sunday available from the show office before departure. 336-282-5550 or www.craftshow.com.

▪ Myrtle Beach Car Club cruise-in, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with Grand Strand Corvette Club at Camping Connection, 1756 U.S. Business 17 N., Surfside Beach, near Old Time Pottery. Free. 742-9802.

▪ Kidfest fashion show, noon-3 p.m. at Belk, on south end of Coastal Grand mall, off Harrelson Boulevard between Seaboard Street and U.S. 17 Bypass. 448-1516, ext. 259.

▪ PaperWork concert, 8-11 p.m. in Myrtle Beach’s Plyler Park, at Ocean Boulevard and Mr. Joe White Avenue. Free. 779-2662 or www.myrtlebeachdowntown.com.

‘Stories in Our Region’

In “Stories of Our Region,” with Coastal Carolina University’s Athenaeum Press, learn in depth about projects set in Horry County and the Lowcountry:

▪ 1-2 p.m. – Jane Spillane of Murrells Inlet, widow of novelist Mickey Spillane, sharing memories from her book and audio CD, “My Life with Mickey,” published in 2014.

▪ 2-3 p.m. – Eldred “Wink” Prince Jr., a longtime CCU history professor, discussing “Chasing the Paper Canoe” (2013), a photography book about the Waccamaw River with a 19th-century account of the river by Nathaniel Bishop, and the newly released “The Wealth of Nothing,” with photographs and poetry by William Van Auken Greene, an Aynor-area resident in the 1930s and ’40s.

▪ 3-4 p.m. – Eric Crawford, a CCU music professor, talking about “Gullah: the Voice of an Island,” a CD box set released in 2014 and highlighting music and culture of Gullah praise houses on St. Helena Island.

Details: At Seacoast Artists Gallery, 3032 Nevers St., Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common, across from the city’s Valor Memorial Garden. Free. Details on Athenaeum Press at 349-5099 or theathenaeumpress.com, gallery at 232-7009 or www.seacoastartistsguild.com.

See ‘High Steppin’ Country’

See the “High Steppin’ Country” musical revue in its 39th summer, at 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through Aug. 15, then Saturdays only through Sept. 5. More details at 447-7359.

Details: At 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, for $10 ages 12 and older, $5 ages 3-11. Guests from outside Lakewood are asked to park by the conference center, just north of the campground entrance, and catch a shuttle to the venue.

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