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Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on April 30

This photo shows the cover for the novel “Behind the Mask” by Dana Ridenour of Murrells Inlet, a retired FBI agent who spent about half her career working undercover. She will have a book launch party, 3-5 p.m. Saturday at Wahoo’s Fish House, 3993 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. More details at www.danaridenour.net.
This photo shows the cover for the novel “Behind the Mask” by Dana Ridenour of Murrells Inlet, a retired FBI agent who spent about half her career working undercover. She will have a book launch party, 3-5 p.m. Saturday at Wahoo’s Fish House, 3993 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. More details at www.danaridenour.net. Courtesy photo

No shortage of fests, special outings

▪ Dragon Boat Festival, for Ground Zero of Myrtle Beach, ministry to teens, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in Myrtle Beach’s Grand Park, on Farrow Parkway, across from The Market Common. Free. 843-945-9440, ext. 203; or www.gzdragonboat.com.

▪ Car show for all models, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. between fireworks stores on southbound side of U.S. 17 in Little River. $25 registration; free to see. www.littleriverchamber.org.

▪ Awareness Walk on boardwalk, benefiting Rape Crisis Center of Horry and Georgetown counties, 9-11:30 a.m. at Sharkey’s, 600 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach (843-626-4411), with games and activities afterward. Registration requested at 843-448-3180.

▪ “World Tai Chi Day,” 9 a.m.-noon in Myrtle Beach’s Chapin Park, at Kings Highway and 16th Avenue North, outside Chapin Memorial Library. Free. Chapin Memorial Library. Free. 843-918-1281 or www.chapinlibrary.org.

▪ Camp Happy Hearts, free for children coping with loss, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 2901 Fantasy Way, in Fantasy Harbour, off U.S. 501, just west of Myrtle Beach. Register at 843-331-2212, or email tbadurski@mercyhospice.org.

▪ National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Pawleys Island Compounding Pharmacy at 9710 Ocean Hwy, Unit 2, Pawleys Island. Bring potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs – for free and anonymous disposal. 843-235-3009 or www.picompounding.com/drugtakeback.php.

▪ Socastee Heritage Festival, for Socastee Heritage Foundation, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Dick Pond Road, between S.C. 707 and Peachtree Road, by swing bridge. Free. 843-458-1461 or www.socasteehf.com. Also, car show, by Hot Rod Promotions, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with $20 registration on site (843-503-8245).

▪ Myrtle Beach Car Club cruise-in, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., outside Ripley’s Aquarium, at Broadway at the Beach, on 29th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach. Free. 843-742-9802 or www.myrtlebeachcarclub.com.

▪ Family event for Children’s Trust of South Carolina, noon-4 p.m. at Coastal Holistics, 2020 Oakheart Road, Carolina Forest, near new Publix, including Spider-Man and Supergirl appearances, prizes for dressing as a favorite superhero, children’s games, and massages for parents. Free. 843-796-1769.

▪ “Healthy Kids Day,” noon -4:30 p.m at Claire Chapin Epps Family YMCA, 5000 Claire Chapin Epps Drive, Myrtle Beach, opposite 62nd Avenue North. Free. 843-449-9622 or www.coastalcarolinaymca.org.

▪ “Saturday Oldies Music & Fun,” noon-5 p.m. – with music by Stringwood Duo – at La Belle Amie Vineyard, 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, just west of North Myrtle Beach Middle School. $3, or free with donation of two canned/dry good items for food bank. 843-399-9463 or labelleamie.com.

▪ “Lecture about former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, with retired Air Force Col. Charles Thrash, 1 p.m. at Horry County Museum (open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.), 805 Main St., Conway. Free. 843-915-5320 or www.horrycountymuseum.org.

▪ Launch party for “Behind the Mask” novel by Dana Ridenour of Murrells Inlet, 3-5 p.m. at Wahoo’s Fish House, 3993 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. www.danaridenour.net.

▪ Tuscan-themed “Wine Fest,” 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach. $50. 910-579-1016 or www.museumplanetarium.org.

▪ “Compassion through Fashion” artistic fashion show for Myrtle Beach-based New Directions of Horry County Inc.’s homeless shelters for men, women and families, 7-9 p.m.at Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes, 8400 Costa Verde Drive, Myrtle Beach. $25; or $50, including VIP reception 6-7 p.m. – from bit.ly/compassionthroughfashion.

Choose concert or play

▪ “Legally Blonde,” 2 and 7 p.m. Sarturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, at St. James High School, 10800 S.C. 707, Murrells Inlet, at Salem Road in Burgess community. $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students. 843-650-5600 or www.sjhsdrama.com.

▪ “John Mueller’s ’50s Dance Party – The Official Tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper,” 7 p.m. at Alabama Theatre, at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. $29.95, $35.95 or $40.95. 843-272-1111 or www.alabama-theatre.com.

▪ Act Two Productions’ “An Evening with Mark Twain,” 7:15 p.m. Saturday and 3:15 p.m. Sunday at Fresh Brewed Coffee House, 933 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach. $15. 843-995-2756.

▪ Theatre of the Republic’s “The Boy From Oz,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Main Street Theatre, 335 Main. St., Conway. $23. 843-488-0821 or www.theatreoftherepublic.com.

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