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On the Cheap | Beach party, garage sale, free workshops and more happening over the next two weekends

More than 215 vendors sell everything from fine china to furniture, pool balls to pool tables and tea cups to toy tanks in South Carolina’s Largest Garage Sale at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. This year’s event is Aug. 22.
More than 215 vendors sell everything from fine china to furniture, pool balls to pool tables and tea cups to toy tanks in South Carolina’s Largest Garage Sale at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. This year’s event is Aug. 22. jblackmon@thesunnews.com

Whether you’re looking to keep the kids or yourself entertained over the next few weeks, there’s a good mix of events going on that that won’t cost you a pretty penny. Here’s the list:

Friday and Saturday

▪ The Children’s Museum of South Carolina is holding an End of Summer Beach Party tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is $1. This event includes games, crafts, prizes and more.

▪ South Carolina’s Largest Garage Sale will take place on Saturday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Admission is free; parking is $5. The sale runs from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendor space usually sells out, so there should be plenty of good bargains.

▪ At 10 a.m. on Saturday, all Lowe’s home improvement stores will be holding a free Build and Grow workshop for kids ages 5-12. The kids will be building Thor’s Chariot from Marvel’s Avengers. Go to http://lowesbuildandgrow.com/ to register your child.

Aug. 29-30

▪ La Belle Amie Vineyard at 1120 St. Joseph Road in Little River is hosting a “Summer Breeze Music Fest” from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $8, but if you bring three canned goods to be donated to local food banks, they’ll give you a $3 discount on admission. The festival includes live music, wine tasting, a gift shop, food and drink vendors and a vineyard tour.

▪ On Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., Bass Pro Shops is holding a Next Generation Weekend event for kids as part of its annual Fall Hunting Classic. Admission is free. This event includes kids’ crafts, an archery challenge, an archery workshop, a BB shooting range, a free photo and a drawstring backpack giveaway (while supplies last). Go to http://www.basspro.com/ for the schedule.

▪ Williams-Sonoma at The Market Common is holding a free cooking technique class at 2 p.m. on Sunday. This week’s class is “Foccaccia Style vs. Classic Pizza.” You’ll learn how to prepare a classic pizza with a crisp crust, as well as one that is focaccia-style.

JULIE HENRY is a freelance writer, editor and project manager. She owns and operates Myrtle Beach on the Cheap: www.myrtlebeachonthecheap.com.

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