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TWO WEEKENDS | 09.20-09.22 and 09.26-09.29

‘Intimate Apparel’ at CCU

The Coastal Carolina University Department of Theatre has opened its new year of shows with “Intimate Apparel,” a romantic comedy about a seamstress in Manhattan who sees her wares from work as a hope for love in her own life – maybe in a forbidden relationship with the Orthodox Jewish merchant or with a romantic stranger from Barbados.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and Wednesday-Sept. 29, also with a matinee at 3 p.m. Sept. 29, in the theater in CCU’s Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts.

Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 CCU and Horry-Georgetown Technical College faculty, staff and alumni, as well as ages 65 and older and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members; and $5 CCU and HGTC students, and ages 17 and younger.

Details at 349-2502 or

SHOWS ALMOST WEEKLY | 09.20 and 09.26

‘Dino’s TV Variety Show’

“Dino’s TV Variety Show” opens in its new home at the Grand Theatre in Surfside Beach, with an extravaganza of tribute artists with such guests as Olivia Newton John and Loretta Lynn. Details at 808-9188, 800-252-5642 or, and

Shows are at 7 p.m., with dinner served at 6 p.m., on Thursday, Wednesday – the third annual greyhound show, where dogs and owners can enjoy a dinner night out together with the Beach Bound Hounds rescue group ( – as well as Oct. 10, 17, 21 and 24. “Dino’s TV Christmas Special” kicks in for Nov. 2, 6, 13, 20, 24 and 27; and Dec. 4, 5, 11, 13, 15 (with show earlier at 6 p.m. and dinner at 5), and Dec. 18 and 20.

This production, performed for several years in other Grand Strand sites, is presented by the same company that also has opened “The Marvelous Wonderettes” at this venue.

The theater is at 301 U.S. 17 Business S., Surfside Beach, just south of Surfside Drive/Glenns Bay Road. Tickets are $29.95 for ages 13 and older, and $14.95 ages 3-12, and $12 more with a dinner package. Details at 808-9188, 800-252-5642, or

FRIDAY | 09.21

Pickleball clinic

Anybody longing to learn to play pickleball, a sport that blends tennis, badminton and tennis?

Check out a free clinic for anyone from teens through seniors 5:30-7 p.m. Friday at the Myrtle Beach Tennis Center, by Myrtle Beach High School, off Grissom Parkway, between 29th and 38th avenues North. (In case of rain, meet at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center, 3205 N. Oak St.)

For pickleball, the paddle is slightly larger than that for table tennis, the court spans a doubles badminton court, the net sits 2 inches lower than for tennis, and players volley with a wiffle ball. Pickleball is played singles or doubles, socially or competitively.

Details at 294-2315. Reach the Pepper Geddings site at 918-2282.

SATURDAY | 09.22

‘Panther Idol’

Carolina Forest High School will be full of Panthers on Saturday night, but not from the Carolina NFL or University of Pittsburgh football teams.

“Panther Idol,” modeled after Fox TV’s “American Idol,” returns for another talent competition among the high school’s students, with the winners decided by the audience.

The show starts at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium, 700 Gardner Lacy Road, east of U.S. 501.

Admission is $7 at the door. Details at 236-7997 and


Hobcaw special programs

Hobcaw Barony, the 17,500-acre nature preserve just north of Georgetown, will have a special two-part, free program, “A Land Ethic for Our Time.”

The public is welcome to see two films for free, and join in discussions. Both are 7-9 p.m.:

• Tuesday | “Wild by Law: The Rise of Environmentalism and the Creation of the Wilderness Act,” from 1991.

• Oct. 2 | “Green Fire: A Land Ethic for Our Time,” from 2011.

The panelists for each screening are Gene Wood, professor emeritus at the Clemson University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources; George Chastain, executive director of the Belle W. Baruch Foundation, at Hobcaw; and Waldo “Tres” Hyman, registered forester with Bishop Bros. Forestry Consultants.

Meet at Kimbel Lodge on the barony, by turning right into the welcome center parking lot, on U.S. 17 just north of the bridges into Georgetown, and continue for about a quarter-mile on the gravel road to the lodge, past the dorms on the left.

Register at 546-4623. More details at