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FRIDAY | 10.05

Judas Priestess at Hard Rock

Judas Priestess, a New York all-female tribute act to metal group Judas Priest, will headline a “Pinktober” breast cancer awareness benefit concert in Myrtle Beach during Fall Bike Week.

See the quintet, which last played this area for three nights in May 2011, at 9 p.m. Friday at Hard Rock Cafe, at Broadway at the Beach, at U.S. Bypass and 29th Avenue North.

Admission is free, and all proceeds from sales at this show will go toward assisting breast cancer fighting efforts.

MilitiA, whose parents retired to Myrtle Beach, said she lost a cousin recently to breast cancer and that this fundraiser concert – which they did last year at Hard Rock Cafe in Niagara Falls, N.Y. – is extra special to the band.

Details from the cafe at 946-0007 and band information at or

VARIOUS SITES | Conway, Surfside

Used-book sales

Used-book sales cover many pages on the Grand Strand, and they include CDs, DVDs and audiobooks.

Two Horry County Memorial Library branches (or have sales:

• Conway | during regular hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at 801 Main St. Details at 915-7323 or email

Surfside Beach | 4:30-6:30 p.m. (open at 3:30 for Friends of the Surfside Library members) on the second Wednesday monthly, including Oct. 10, at 410 Surfside Drive. Details at 205-5280, or from the Friends group at 238-5969.

The Horry County Literacy Council’s L’il Book Nook, is open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays in the Myrtle Beach Family Learning Center, 3101 Oak St., and all proceeds benefit adult literacy programs. Details at 839-1695 or

Also, anyone visiting Charleston next weekend might want to check out “That Big Book Sale,” by Charleston County Public Library and Charleston Friends of the Library, with more than 60,000 items available.

Sale hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 13 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 14 (half-off discount day) at the Omar Shrine Auditorium, 176 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant. From U.S. 17, reach the site either of two ways: from turning left (south) on McGrath Darby Road, just before the Arthur Ravenel Bridge, and crossing S.C. 703 (Coleman Boulevard), or from the Interstate 526 spur south to west on S.C. 703 and left on Patriots Point Road.

Details at 805-6882,,, or email


Fall lineup at Legends

Legends in Concert remains in autumn mode for another 31/2 weeks before shifting into its Christmas lineup Nov. 2-Dec. 31.

Through Oct. 30, see tribute artists for Bobby Darin, Celine Dion, Alan Jackson, Little Richard and Elvis Presley.

Show times are 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Tuesdays, at Legends’ new theater opened in spring 2011 at 2925 Hollywood Drive, Myrtle Beach, at U.S. 17 Bypass and 29th Avenue North, next to Planet Hollywood, across from Ripley’s Aquarium at Broadway at the Beach.

Tickets are $37.95 regular and $42.95 preferred/VIP for ages 17 and older, and $14.95 and $19.95 respectively, for ages 3-16. VIP table booth seats are $52.95 for all ages.

Details at 238-7827, 800-960-7469 or

WEEKLY | Through October

State-park programs

Even with summer changing into fall, Myrtle Beach State Park has a slew of nature programs for October, for free with park admission unless noted otherwise:

On Saturdays through Oct. 13, and on Oct. 27:

• “Tracks Among Us!” 11 a.m.-noon in nature center. Learn about mammals’ fur, skulls and calls, and for $3 (exact change appreciated), make a plaster animal track.

• “Be a Pier Scientist,” 2-3 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 13 and Oct. 27 at pier. For ages 8 and older, use real laboratory gadgets and field equipment to conduct marine science and gather measurements.


• “What Dwells in a Shell?” 2-2:30 p.m. Thursdays, in nature center. Learn to identify seashells found on the beach, and learn tidbits about bivalves, clams, shell-dwelling animals’ diets, and about the snail that drills holes in other shells..

• “A Stroll Back in Time,” 2-2:45 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 12, and Oct. 26 at pier. Enjoy a short walk and see the park’s history through old photographs.

• “Feeding Time,” 2-2:30 p.m. Sundays in nature center. Observe animals’ consumption, such a snake dining on a mouse.

• “Take a Kid Fishing,” 8-11 a.m. Oct. 20 at pier. Deadline to register for this event, which includes prizes, is Friday, by calling the nature center at 238-0874.

The park’s nature center is open 1-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, but not Oct. 19. Park hours are 6 a.m.-10 p.m. through month’s end, and admission is $5 for ages 16 and older, $3.25 S.C. seniors, $3 ages 6-15.

More details at and the park office at 238-5325.

SATURDAY | 10.06

Dancing gala in Georgetown

The Georgetown Performing Dance Foundation’s sixth annual fundraising gala will be its “Dancing with the Stars II” contest, 6-10 p.m. Saturday at The Studio of Dance 925 Front St., Georgetown.

Celebrities include Mary Clay, a nurse for Smith Clinic; Don Graham, a personal fitness trainer; Sudha Patel, an architecture designer; Tom Winslow, an attorney and candidate for S.C. House District 103; and Linda Young, who helps children’s causes.

Tickets are $40, including beverages and heavy hors d’ouevres.

The foundation has funded and supported such groups as the Georgetown Highsteppers Dance Team at Georgetown High School and Bullpups Dance Team at Georgetown Middle School , and sent dancers to perform at 2011 Orange Bowl halftime show in Miami.

Details at 546-5999 or