Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on May 7

Starship featuring Mickey Thomas – (from left) Jeff Adams on bass; Phil Bennett on keyboards; Thomas, and Stephanie Calvert on vocals; John Roth on guitar; and Darrell Verdusco on drums – will headline North Myrtle Beach’s “Mayfest on Main” on Saturday, performing at 4 p.m.
Starship featuring Mickey Thomas – (from left) Jeff Adams on bass; Phil Bennett on keyboards; Thomas, and Stephanie Calvert on vocals; John Roth on guitar; and Darrell Verdusco on drums – will headline North Myrtle Beach’s “Mayfest on Main” on Saturday, performing at 4 p.m. Courtesy photo

Outings include ‘Totally Turtles!’ ‘Mayfest’

▪ Horry County Junior Reserves Officers’ Training Corps Drill Meet, 9 a.m. at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark, 1251 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. www.militaryappreciationdays.com.

▪ “Blessing of the Inlet,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church, 4183 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. Free. 843-651-5099 or www.blessingoftheinlet.com.

▪ Chili Cook Off for Big Paws Canine Foundation, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Aynor Town Park. $5 donation to taste samples and vote for favorite. 844-244-7297 or www.bigpawscanine.com.

▪ “Totally Turtles!” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Myrtle Beach State Park, on U.S. 17 Business, one mile south of Farrow Parkway/Ocean Boulevard. Free with park admission: $5 for ages 16 and older, $3.25 S.C. seniors, $3 ages 6-15. 843-238-0874, 843-238-5325, or www.myrtlebeachsp.com.

▪ Cultural Council of Georgetown County’s “Georgetown Art Walk,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, on Front Street in Georgetown. 843-359-1078 or www.culturalcouncilofgeorgetown.com.

▪ Opening weekend for Myrtle Waves Water Park, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at U.S. 17 Bypass and Mr. Joe White Avenue Extension in Myrtle Beach. Advance daily at www.myrtlewaves.com, plus tax: $26.99 individuals 4 feet or taller and $20.99 juniors under 4 feet, also with the next day free, and free ages 2 and younger. 843-913-9250.

▪ “Mayfest on Main,” 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach, including concerts by Mother’s Finest at noon, DR. W 2 p.m., and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas 4 p.m. Free. 843-280-5570 or parks.nmb.us/Page.aspx?id=13.

▪ “Missing Man Chair of Honor” dedication, with Rolling Thunder S.C. Chapter 3, 11 a.m. at Veterans Park, in North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex, at S.C. 90 and Robert Edge Parkway. (Contact: Bill DeVaughn at 843-685-1793).

▪ Rivertown Music & Craft Beer Festival, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. in downtown Conway, including bands, and Chicora Car Club classic car show (for which registration is $20, 8 a.m.-noon). Free admission. 843-248-6260 or conwayalive.com.

▪ “Fiesta Mexicana,” 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church, 5101 Ocean Highway W. (U.S. 17), Shallotte, N.C. 910-575-2393 or saintbrendan-shallotte.org.

▪ Program on carnivorous plants, with Mark Todd from North American Sarracenia Conservancy, 11 a.m. at Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach. Free with admission – $9 ages 13-61, $8 ages 62 and older, $7 ages 3-12, and free ages 2 and younger. 910-579-1016 or www.museumplanetarium.org.

▪ “Read to Run” Freedom Readers summer kickoff festival, noon-2 p.m. at Georgetown County Parks & Recreation Beck Recreation Center, 2030 Church St., Georgetown. 843-251-1804 or www.freedomreaders.org.

▪ “Key West Music Fest,” noon-5 p.m. at La Belle Amie Vineyard, 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, just west of North Myrtle Beach Middle School. $8. Also, bring two canned/dry good items for food bank, for $3 off admission. 843-399-9463 or labelleamie.com.

▪ “D-Day Remembered” film, 1 p.m. at Horry County Museum (open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays), 805 Main St., Conway. Free. 843-915-5320 or www.horrycountymuseum.org.

▪ “Friendfield Village” tour, 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Hobcaw Barony, on U.S. 17, just north of Georgetown. $20. Reservations required at at 843-546-4623. www.hobcawbarony.org.

▪ At House of Blues, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach (843-272-3000 or www.hob.com/myrtlebeach): “All Dogs Go to Happy Hour” benefit for Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, 3 p.m.; Mystic Vibrations on The Deck, 7 p.m. and free; Bush, with The Dose, 8 p.m. for $35 plus fees; and “Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre,” 8 p.m. for $42.

▪ “Juleps & Jazz,” General Federation of Women’s Clubs’ Kentucky Derby-style fund “racer,” 4-7 p.m. at Brunswick County Association of Realtors building, 101 Stone Chimney Road S.E., Supply, N.C. $25 910-612-7912.

▪ “Derby on the Creek” benefit for or St. Christopher’s Children, 4:30-9:30 p.m. at a DeBordieu Colony residence. $50. 906-286-0453, or email lisawillishinkson@gmail.com.

▪ “Masquerade of the Muses” benefit gala, 5-9 p.m. at Brookgreen Gardens, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach. $175 or $300 – reservations at 843-235-6018. www.brookgreen.org.

▪ “Cinco de Meow” family bowling night, benefiting Sav-R-Cats International adoption center, 6-10 p.m. at Surfside Bowl Entertainment Center, 510 U.S. 17 Business N., Surfside Beach. Bowl two hours for $10, including shoe rental. Reservations at 843-222-8057 or 843-222-7804. www.sav-r-cats.com.

▪ “Pawleys Pavilion Reunion,” benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Georgetown County, 6-11 p.m. at Pawleys Island Nature Park, on North Causeway. $30 advance or $35 at site for ages 13 and older, $10 ages 3-12, free ages 2 and younger. 843-546-5685, ext. 6.

▪ Socastee Show Choirs’ “Broadway and Beyond,” 7 p.m. at Socastee High, on U.S. 707, near Dick Pond Road. $5. 843-293-9041.

▪ Three Dog Night,, 7 p.m. at Alabama Theatre, at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. $40.95, $48.95 or $56.95. 843-272-1111 or www.alabama-theatre.com, and threedognight.com.

▪ Carolina Improv Company’s “Whose Night Out Is It Anyway?” for adults, 7:30 p.m. at Uptown Theater, by Bass Pro Shops in Myrtle Beach mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres. $13.75 advance online, or $15 at door. 843-272-4242 or www.carolinaimprov.com.