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OPENS MONDAY | 08.27

Franklin Square featured artists

Franklin Square Gallery in Southport, N.C., will give two women the spotlight for the next month in its Members Show, Monday- Sept. 29: Kimberly Smittle-Caroon, a ceramic artist and pottery instructor for Brunswick Community College in Supply, N.C., and Fay Terry, a professional painter from Pinehurst.

Smittle-Caroon, who started the pottery studio at Franklin Square Gallery under the auspices of Brunswick Community College, creates wheel-thrown and hand-built ceramic art, with embellishments inspired by nature.

Much of the subject matter for Terry, a member of Oil Painters of America, comes from her travels to France, China and India, as well as scenes closer to home.

The gallery is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, and admission is free.

Details at 910-457-5450 or www.franklinsquaregallery.com.

FRIDAYS | Through 08.31

‘Concerts on the Coast’

The “Concerts on the Coast” series continues making music in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

Besides bringing chairs or blankets for seating, everyone is invited to pack dance shoes, too, for each concert, 6:30-8 p.m., with the six-man Atlantic Groove (atlanticgrooveband.com) from Salisbury, N.C., this Friday, and the Legends of Beach on Aug. 31.

All concerts are free, taking place in the parking lot of the Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St.

Details at 910-579-8278. For information on the museum, which remains in summer mode, open Mondays-Saturdays, call 910-579-1016 or visit www.museumplanetarium.org.

SATURDAY | 08.25

‘Indian Summer at Two Rivers’

The Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge will have its annual end-of-summer event 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, this year with a theme of “Indian Summer at Two Rivers.”

Scheduled activities include tribal presentations by Honorable Chiefs Louis Chavis and Harold “Buster” Hatcher of the Beaver Creek and Waccamaw Indian tribes, respectively, as well as various arts and crafts for children of all ages, a scavenger hunt, snake dance, blanket dance, and Indian drum and contemporary music.

Admission and a traditional Indian lunch are free.

All activities will are at the refuge’s visitor center, 21424 N. Fraser St. (U.S. 701), about 20 miles north of Georgetown, and just south of the bridges for the Yauhannah Lake and Pee Dee River.

Details at 527-8069.

SATURDAY | 08.25

Pet pageant, adopt-a-thon

The Pet Doctor will have the second annual Pet Pageant and Adopt-A-Thon noon-2 p.m. Saturday at the clinic, 2321 Dick Pond Road (S.C. 544), near Surfside Beach Fun Warehouse, west of U.S. 17 Bypass.

There will be contests for cutest and most talented pets and best-dressed costume. Raffles and $1 donations from concessions sales will benefit numerous local rescue groups such as Grateful Goldens Rescue of the Lowcountry (www.ggrlc.org), Carolina Basset Hound Rescue (www.cbhr.com) and Waccamaw Animal Rescue Mission ( www.warmfarms.org).

Admission is free. Details at 650-1555, 855-438-2738 or www.thepetdoctormb.com.

SATURDAY | 08.25

‘Football 101’ at CCU

New high school, college and NFL seasons are kicking off, and Coastal Carolina University in Conway wants to educate women about this American game.

“Football 101: Ladies Night,” a primer to the game, will play out 6-8 p.m. Saturday, in the George F. “Buddy” Sasser Hall of Fame, on the third floor of the Adkins Field House, by the Brooks Stadium north end zone. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m.

With the Coastal Department of Athletics and the Chanticleer Athletic Foundation as hosts, Joe Moglia, the college’s new football coach, will present an overview of the forthcoming season and take questions. After a tour of the field house, Moglia and members of his staff will explain the rules and finer points of the game as well as provide an “insider’s look” at athletic training and the equipment necessary to play college football.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, and for CCU football season ticket holders, $10. All proceeds benefit the Chanticleer Athletic Foundation and Chanticleer football.

Details at 234-3428.

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