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GEORGETOWN

Many of these classes, events and meetings are sponsored by Tidelands Health, but some take place at different locations. Call the numbers listed for more information or visit www.tidelandshealth.org

Chronic kidney disease education | Varying schedule, varying locations in Horry and Georgetown counties. Free. 866-647-9396 or visit www.ultracare-dialysis.com/TOPS

SUPPORT GROUPS

▪ Mended Hearts | noon, fourth Tuesday, first-floor classroom, Waccamaw Community Hospital. 843-685-3378 or rmkeilen@mercyhospice.org

▪ Waccamaw Regional Family Caregiver | 1-2 p.m. last Wednesday, Belin United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 4183 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. 843-436-6144

▪ Grief | 10:30-noon first and third Wednesday, Burroughs Funeral Home, 3558 Old Kings Highway, Murrells Inlet. Free. 843-979-0304

GRAND STRAND

Blood drives sponsored by American Red Cross are scheduled as follows. Call 843-839-4483 or 800-RED-CROSS or www.redcrossblood.org.

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Santee Cooper - Grand Strand, 305A Gardner Lacy Road, Myrtle Beach

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Palmetto Pointe Apartments, 3919 Carnegie Ave., Myrtle Beach

CONWAY

Many of these classes, events and meetings are sponsored by Conway Medical Center. Call the numbers listed for more information or visit www.conwaymedicalcenter.com.

Obstetrics tour | 2 p.m. every Sunday, Conway Medical Center. 843-347-8108

Seminar: Spine | Noon June 3, CMC auditorium. Free. Lunch served. 843-347-8108

Breastfeeding class | 7-9 p.m. June 7, private dining room #2, Conway Medical Center. Free. 843-347-8108

SUPPORT GROUPS

▪ Al-Anon | 8 p.m. every Tuesday, 508 Beaty St., Conway. 843-450-5620

▪ Conway Al-Anon | 6 p.m. Wednesday, 6 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Saturday, Serenity Hall, 2118 Oak St., Conway. 843-465-7416 or db0385@sccoast.net

▪ Diabetes | 6 p.m. Monday, CMC Nursing classroom. 843-347-8013

▪ Breast Cancer | 5:30 p.m. June 14, CMC Outpatient Diagnostic Center, 801 Farrar Drive. 843-234-7309

MYRTLE BEACH

Many of these classes, events and meetings are sponsored by Grand Strand Medical Center, but some take place at the YMCA on 62nd Avenue North in Myrtle Beach or at HealthFinders in Coastal Grand mall. Call the numbers listed for more information or visit www.grandstrandmed.com.

Ask the Pharmacist | 2-4 p.m. Fridays, HealthFinders. Bring your medication for review. One-on-one consults with a registered pharmacist. 843-692-4444

Art Therapy class for adults | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, HealthFinders. Free. 843-692-4444 to register.

SUPPORT GROUPS

▪ Addiction counseling | Narconon Arrowhead. Call for free assessments or referrals, 800-468-6933 or www.narcononarrow- head.org

▪ Adult Survivors’ | 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 1551 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. 843-448-3180

▪ Recovering couples anonymous | 7-8:30 p.m. Sundays, 48th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach. Call for directions, 843-602-4380 or 843-602-3171

▪ Living with Kidney Disease education | Varying schedule, varying locations in Horry and Georgetown counties. Free. 866-647-9396 or visit www.fresenius kidneycare.com

▪ Transplant | 1:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, HealthFinders. 843-692-4444

LORIS/NORTH MYRTLE BEACH

SUPPORT GROUPS

▪ Al-Anon | 6:30-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday, A.A. Building, U.S. 17 S., Grissettown, N.C., across from Ocean Ridge, near Calabash and Shallotte. Email el-j-em@hotmail.com or just show up at the next meeting

▪ NAMI Family | 6-8 p.m. first Thursday, Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1100 Eighth Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach. 843-281-0245

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