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Fall fun on the Strand continues in October

October reigns as the month for festivals across the Grand Strand. Celebrate the autumn harvest with several dozen special events from which to choose, covering food, music, history and miniature golf.

Before the Oceanfront Merchant’s Association throws its annual Oktoberfest on Saturday in downtown Myrtle Beach, the Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation will kick off its “No Bully Tour” with a free concert at 7 p.m. Friday outside The Bowery, at 110 Ninth St. N.and Ocean Boulevard.

Christopher Surrey, the foundation’s manager and the senior director of PaintBox Labs in New York, said the music acts chosen for the tour cover a range of genres “to have music that resonates with different people.” He also said a documentary with stories on people affected by bullying will be shown.

A former creative director in an advertising agency, Surrey said the special film includes Klein, a 68-year-old who endured a bullying incident as a school bus monitor. He spoke of the importance of educating youth on “how to treat others with respect,” especially in an age where “kids are saturated with so much information.”

“This tour is an extension of that,” Surrey said.

He expects audiences on this tour will be “extremely shocked” in a positive way at this concert by artists who range in age from 13 to 21 years old.

“They’ll see a beautiful group of young, talented musicians playing instruments,” Surrey said, “and they write their own material.”

He said about this subject matter for raising awareness, advocates have “more content about bullying in a positive way, because we need to get back to the core of what our kids don’t understand.”

That respect youth need to carry for their peers goes all the way to elderly people, Surrey said, so with this concert tour, as well as other means of communication “to cut through the clutter of reality TV shows and things online that are not good,” the foundation wants “to encourage everyone to embrace the campaign and movement” and check out

Surrey called this concert tour “a launching pad,” timed for National Bully Prevention Month, but that “it can’t be just one month; it needs to go all year-round.”

Colored balls for ‘Fore!’

The 16th annual Masters National ProMiniGolf Championship will tee off next Thursday at Hawaiian Rumble Golf in North Myrtle Beach. Bob Detwiler, the owner of the course and founder and president of the U.S. ProMiniGolf Association, said more than 70 people competed last year at the tournament.

Players returning this year include Olivia Prokopova of the Czech Republic, who finished runner-up in the 2011 match after a three-hole playoff, Detwiler said. She also has been on site for the past month, practicing several hours daily.

Detwiler said several divisions make up the Masters and “anyone can enter.” He remembered its first year, with 15 players, seven of whom traveled from Maine.

“We had only $1,000 for prizes,” he said. “Now it’s $12,000.”

The whole extravaganza concludes after the finals on Oct. 13 with a party thrown by Masters sponsor, Crocodile Rocks at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach.

The Masters will tee off the whole affair Wednesday with the Pro-Am Mini-Golf Tournament, a fundraiser for the Claude Chapin Epps Family YMCA of Myrtle Beach. Individuals and teams – such as a parent and child – can shoot 18 holes at Hawaiian Rumble’s sister course, Hawaiian Village Golf, also in North Myrtle Beach.

“They get a cookout and golf,” Detwiler said, “all going for a good cause.”

He also said the mini-golf association welcomes area youth groups and clubs from Horry County every summer to give children access to this recreation and sport, in a partnership with The First Tee of the Grand Strand (, which promotes golf, skills and life values – on and off the greens.

“Eighty percent of golf is putting,” Detwiler said, concluding, “What better place to do it than to get them started on mini-golf? The whole idea is to have fun.”

Here’s a roundup of some of the other events taking place across the Grand Strand this month:


Where | Various sites across Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach, but mostly the Reserve Golf Club of Pawleys Island, unless otherwise noted

Events, artists and how much for each |

• Pawleys Island Wine Gala 7 p.m. Friday, for $100 or $150

• Steve Tyrell 7 p.m. Saturday, for $25, $35 or VIP $250

• Mac Arnold and Plate Full o’ Blues 5 p.m. Sunday, for $25

• “A Classical Evening featuring Soprano Taylor Johnson” 7 p.m. Tuesday at All Saints (Anglican) Church in Pawleys Island, for $25

• Fireworks Ensemble American Tapestry, 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at Waccamaw High School, for $25 adults, free for students

• Deborah Silver 7 p.m. Oct. 12, for $25, $35 or $50

• “Legends of Motown” starring Horizon 7 p.m. Oct. 13, for $25 or $35

• Family Day Oct. 14 (Chalk Walk 9 a.m.-5 p.m., free for all, and Bright Star Theater’s production of “Once Upon A Time” 3 p.m., for $15 ages 16 and older, otherwise free)

Also | VIP pass $250, covers two people to most events, except Wine Gala

Information | 626-8911 or


Who/benefiting | Surfside United Methodist Youth

When | 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 1-8 p.m. Sundays

Where | Surfside United Methodist Church, 800 13th Ave. N., Surfside Beach

Scheduled events |

• “Pictures at the Patch” noon-2 p.m. Saturdays, for donations

• Storytelling 9-11 a.m. Thursdays

• Hay rides 4-6 p.m. Oct. 14, for donations

• “Movie at the Patch: ‘Courageous’ ” 6 p.m. Oct. 21

• “Trunk-or-Treat” 4-6 p.m. Oct. 28

Also | Church Fall Festival 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 26-27, with free admission; and fish fry 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 27, with meals for $8.

Information | 239-2734 or, and for youth group: or email


What and when | Each 9 a.m.-4 p.m.:

• Farm Heritage Day, Saturday

• Pumpkin Day, Oct. 20

Where | 1542 Hickman Road N.W., Calabash, N.C.

How much | Free admission; some activities, such as pick your own pumpkin, have a fee

Includes | Exhibits such as basket making, indigo dyeing, weaving, spinning, paper making, antique tractors and engines, and stockpig racing

Information | 399-6902, 910-287-6794 or


When | 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday

Where | Sea Mist Oceanfront Resort Conference Center, 304 12th Ave. S.

How much | $6 ages 13 and older, otherwise free

Also | Betty Hudson available for minor doll repairs

Information | 803-783-8049 or


When | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday

Where | Surfside Drive in Surfside Beach, east of U.S. 17 Business

How much | Free admission

Information | 650-9548 or


When | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday

Where | Outside the Old Horry County Court House, at Third Avenue and Elm Street in Conway

How much | Free

Information | 248-4527 or


Who | City of Conway Parks, Recreation & Tourism

When | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday

Where | Third Avenue and Laurel Street in downtown Conway

How much | Free

Scheduled entertainers | Party Favor at 10 a.m., the Carolina Breakers noon, and The Fantastic Shakers 3 p.m.

Information | 248-1740 or


By | Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild

When and where | Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.:

• Oct. 6-7 and Nov.3-4 in Myrtle Beach’s Chapin Park, at Ocean Boulevard and 16th Avenue North

• Nov. 10-11 in Myrtle Beach’s Valor Memorial Garden, at The Market Common on Farrow Parkway

How much | Free, and pet friendly

Information | 448-7690 or


By | Oceanfront Merchant’s Association

Benefiting | Horry County Special Olympics

When | Noon-11 p.m. Saturday

Where | Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, between Eighth Avenue North and Mr. Joe White Avenue

How much | Free admission

Scheduled entertainers | Channelheimers Oompah Band and Chardon Polka Band at various times all day, Broken Strings noon-12:45 p.m., N’Tranze 1-145, Dangermuffin 2:10-3, Weaving the Fate 3:25-4:15, Ben Miller Band 4:40-5:30, Dirty Dozen Brass Band 6-7, Bloodlkin with Bobby Keys from the Rolling Stones 7:30-8:30, and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue 9-10:15 p.m.

Also | Bratwurst-eating contest at 6 p.m.

Information | 421-9848, 997-6695 or

Also | Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation free concert 7 p.m. Friday outside The Bowery, 110 Ninth St. N., Myrtle Beach, at Ocean Boulevard, with Brejé, NateKid, MarcKel, Testimony, Adam Web, Still Saffire, Beau Badrick, and Mr. JNFE, with host Bobbi Jo Kitchen, from MTV’s “Made.” Details at, and


Hosts | North Myrtle Beach High School Marching Chiefs and its band boosters

With these high schools’ bands | Aynor, Carolina Forest, Great Falls, Loris and St. James, and from North Carolina: South View in Fayetteville, West Bladen in Bladenboro and West Brunswick in Shallotte.

When | 3 p.m. Saturday

Where | North Myrtle Beach High School, 3750 Sea Mountain Road, off S.C. 9, between S.C. 31 and S.C. 90, north of North Myrtle Beach’s Cherry Grove section

How much | $5

Information | 399-8561 or


Fall Festivals, for children and families | 3-5 p.m.:

• Saturday at North Strand Park in Little River; register ASAP at 915-7884

• Oct. 20 at South Strand Recreation Park in Burgess community; 915-7884

Great Pumpkin Hunts, for ages 3-9 | 6:30 p.m.:

• Oct. 13 at Vereen Memorial Gardens/C. B. Berry Community and Historical Center in Little River; register ASAP at 915-7872

• Oct. 22 at Carolina Forest Recreation Center; 915-7888

• Oct. 23 at Socastee Recreation Park; 915-5330

• Oct. 25 at Loris Nature Park ; 915-5330

• Oct. 29 at Aynor Town Park; 915-5330

How much | Free, with registration

Information | 915-5330 or


Where | Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach

Benefiting | American Cancer Society breast cancer research and American Cancer Society Relay For Life of North Myrtle Beach/Little River

What and when |

• “Pink Your Flamingo” art by local artists on display Saturday-Oct. 12 at Flying Fish Public Market & Grill

• Third annual “Flock Walk” 10 a.m.Oct. 13 (registration 9 a.m. for $25 ages 13 and older, $15 ages 12 and younger – or with $5 discount in advance by calling 213-0333 by Oct. 12, visiting Barefoot Landing office 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays by Oct. 12., or at


• “Flock Party” after Flock Walk, with “Pink Your Flamingo” celebrity judging and live auction, all at Flying Fish

Also | At Barefoot Landing:

• Eighth annual “Paws Across the Water” Duck Derby to benefit the Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday on Waterway Road.

• 12th annual Cruise to the Coast Classic Car Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 13

• Children’s and pets’ Halloween Costume Contests, 1 p.m. Oct. 27

• Trick-or-treating, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31

More information | 272-8349 or


Who | More than 50 area restaurants serving samples for $1-$4 each

Benefiting | St. Andrew Catholic School of Myrtle Beach

When | 4-10 p.m. Tuesday

Where | Myrtle Beach Convention Center, at Oak Street and 21st Avenue North

How much | $5 advance (at all local HTC offices, and at school, 3601 N. Kings Highway) or $6 at door for ages 15 and older, otherwise free; food tickets $1; and parking $3

Scheduled entertainers include | Josh Brannon Band

Information | 448-6062 or


When | Oct. 11-13

Where | Hawaiian Rumble Golf, 3210 U.S. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach

Total purse | $12,000

How much | Entry fees vary per division: free for spectators

Also | Pro-Am Mini-Golf Tournament to benefit the Claude Chapin Epps Family YMCA of Myrtle Beach, Wednesday, with dinner and practice at 4:30 p.m., shotgun start 6:30, at Hawaiian Village Golf, 4205 U.S. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach; single $15, two-person team $25.

Information | 458-2585, 272-7812, or email


By | Little River Chamber of Commerce

When | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 13 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 14

Where | Little River waterfront

How much | $4 advance or $5 at gate for ages 13 and older, free ages 12 and younger; also $5 admission for Shrimp & Grits Cook-Off, noon-2 p.m. Oct. 14

Scheduled entertainers |

• Oct. 13 – Party Favor Band, Austin Mowery Band, Dino Capone’s School of Rock, Bibis Ellison, Randy McQuay, and from New Orleans, The Stooges Brass Band.

• Oct. 14 – Marlena Smalls & The Hallelujah Singers, GrassTowne, and the Mark Roberts Band.

Information | 249-6604 or


When | 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 13-14

Where | Brookgreen Gardens, on U.S. 17 between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach

How much | Free with admission, which lasts for seven days: $14 ages 13-64, $12 ages 65 and older, and $7 ages 4-12

Includes |

• Puppet shows with music and storytelling by Timmy and Susana Abell 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 and 2:30 p.m.

• Animal education programs by Jerry Walls, a naturalist from Hemingway – 10 a.m. and 12:30 and 2 p.m.

• Down Home bluegrass duo singers Doug Fankhauser on guitar and Robert Napier on fiddle – 10:45 a.m. and 12:15, 1:45 and 3:15 p.m.

• Hayrides departing every half-hour 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for 15-20 minutes each, for $4.

• Wool spinning demonstrations 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

• Children’s tattoos and sidewalk chalking (with complimentary set of chalk sticks)

• Pumpkin patch – pumpkins $4 small, $8 large – and free painting

• Build your own scarecrow, and for $5, take it home

Also |

• “Brew at the Zoo,” 6-9 p.m. Oct. 27 at Brookgreen’s Lowcountry Zoo, for $35 members, otherwise $40; and $15 for designated driver – call 235-6016 for tickets.

• “Whispering Wings” butterfly house remains open for half-hour visits 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily through October, for extra $3 ages 13 and older, $2 ages 4-12.

• National Sculpture Society’s 79th annual Awards Exhibition continues through Oct. 28; free with admission.

Information | 235-6000, 800-849-1931 or


By | Myrtle Beach Fire Department

When | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 13

Where | Fire Station 6, 970 38th Ave. N., east of Grissom Parkway

Includes | Fire truck rides, rope-rescue demonstration and fire simulator for children

Information | 450-1699


By | Grand Strand Model Railroaders

When | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 13 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 14

Where | Lakewood Camping Resort Conference Center, 5873 S. Kings Highway, south of Myrtle Beach

How much | $5 ages 13 and older, otherwise free

Includes | “Bill the Tool Man” appearance and Operation Life Saver display from Sunny Point Naval Weapons Station

Information | 340-8787, 297-7162 or 293-4386

Also | See train displays – 4-7 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays – for free at the model train club’s site in Myrtle Beach mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres, three doors from Bass Pro Shops.


By | Sons of Italy, Myrtle Beach Lodge 2662 of Socastee

When | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 13-14

Where | Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, off 21st Avenue North

How much | Free

Includes | Pasta-eating contest, bocce ball, classic auto show with Ferraris and Maseratis, and display of Mini-Coopers as seen in several popular movies such as “The Italian Job.”

Scheduled entertainers include | Larry Tanelli, master of ceremonies, and The Sister Act, Longitude & Friends, and Gene Santini.

Information | 902-7469, 421-6419 or


What and when | Each noon-6 p.m., with concerts until 5 p.m.:

• “Rock Back the Clock Music Festival” Oct. 13, with Latitude and Tammy’s Tangent

• “Autumn Jazz at the Vineyard” Oct. 27, with Jazz Pizazz, Jazz Etc., and Peggy Buck

Where | 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, just west of North Myrtle Beach Middle School

How much, each | $8 ages 18-79, otherwise free; also, bring two canned/dry food items for relay to area food banks for $3 discount

Information | 399-9463 or


Benefiting | Long Bay Symphony Guild

When | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 13

Where | Dunes Golf & Beach Club, 9000 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach

How much | $35 – reservations due Tuesday and tables of 10 available

Includes | Music by members of the Long Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra

Information | 448-8379, or email


What and when |

• Clavinova Fun Festival Seminar, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 13, for all local piano teachers and students, especially for those planning to participate in the 2012 Clavinova Fun Festival in December; registration required.

• Fall Music Recital: “Halloween Spooktacular,” 3 p.m. Oct. 28 – wear costumes and compete for prizes.

Where | In performing arts center of the store, in Coastal Grand mall in Myrtle Beach, behind Sears, across from Books-A-Million

How much | Free

Information | 839-1505 or


Who | Knights of Columbus Our Lady of the Rosary Council 9039

Benefiting | Breast cancer awareness

When | 6-7 p.m. Oct. 13

Where | St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church, 5101 Ocean Highway W., Shallotte, N.C.

How much | $15 for dine in or takeout

Includes | Sauerbraten, lager, home-baked rye bread, mashed potatoes, Bavarian style sauerkraut, black forest cake and salad.

Information | 910-575-6059 or 910-842-9430.


What | Culinary competition

With 10 local restaurants | Angelo’s Steak and Pasta, Big Mike’s Grill, Bistro 217, Bliss Restaurant and Lounge, Gordon Biersch, Greg Norman’s Australian Grille, Louis’s at Sanford’s, P.F. Chang’s Chinese Kitchen, Portofino’s on the Wharf and Travinia Italian Kitchen.

Benefiting | Waccamaw Community Foundation

When | 6-10 p.m. Oct. 13

Where | The Market Common in Myrtle Beach

How much | $80 individual or $150 couple, includes sampling of fare

Information | 357-4483 or


Who | 30 area self-proclaimed “Chilimasters” competing for Best Overall, Best Restaurant, People’s Choice, Hottest, Most Original, Best Vegetarian, Best Theme, and Best Use of S.C. Products.

Benefiting | Surfrider Foundation Grand Strand Chapter

When | Noon-6 p.m. Oct. 14

Where | Spud’s Waterfront Dining and Crazy Sister Marina, on U.S. 17 Business in Murrells Inlet

Scheduled entertainers include | The Carvers, Pure Cult, Downtribe, Danielle Howle, Ten Toes Up, and Chief Kamu’s Hula and Fire Show

How much | Free admission; bring nonperishables and cans of food to donate to South Strand Helping Hand; $1 chili samples

Information | 333-2034 or


Who | U.S. Air Force Academy Band jazz ensemble The Falconaires

What and when |

• “Veterans Celebration Concert,” coordinated by Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at Myrtle Beach High School, on Grissom Parkway, between 29th and 38th avenues North.

• 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at Coastal Carolina University Wheelwright Auditorium, off U.S. 501 in Conway.

How much | Each free, with tickets, available at chamber office, 1200 N. Oak St. (626-7444) and CCU box office (349-2502), respectively

Also | For security purposes, no items larger than purses permitted

More information |


Who | Hadassah Carolina Mizrah

Benefiting | Hadassah charitable activities

What | Celebrating and touring artists’ exhibits:

• “Jonathan Green – The Artist as Servant-Leader: A Retrospective of Community Engagement,” continuing through Dec. 30

• “An Artist’s Eye: A Journey through Modern and Contemporary Art with Sigmund Abeles” and “Figuratively Speaking: The Art of Sigmund Abeles,” both through Dec. 29

When | 2-4 p.m. Oct. 19

Where | Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, across from Springmaid Beach Resort and Midway Par 3 – which is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays, with free admission to galleries (reach museum at 238-2510 or

How much | $18

Information | Reservations to Wendy Margulies, 470 Colonial Trace Drive, Longs, SC 29568; or call her at 399-3106.


By | Friends of Socastee Library

When | 4-6 p.m. Oct. 19

Where | Horry County Memorial Library Socastee branch, 141 707-Connector Road, off S.C. 707

Includes | Performance at 4 p.m. by Sarah Dippity, children’s comedienne and magician, along with games, face painting, candy and a costume parade.

How much | Free

Information | 215-4700, or email


When | Concerts at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 and 6 p.m. Oct. 20, and concert and guest speaker 10 a.m. Oct. 20

Where | Myrtle Beach Convention Center, at Oak Street and 21st Avenue North

Scheduled artists | Gaither Vocal Band (Michael English, Bill Gaither, Wes Hampton, Mark Lowry and David Phelps), The Browns, The Collingsworth Family (Oct. 20 only), Jeff & Sheri Easter (Oct. 19), Ernie Haase & Signature Sound (Oct. 19), Buddy Greene, The Isaacs, The Martins, Gene McDonald, The Nelons, Lynda Randle, Charlotte Ritchie, Greg Ritchie, Russ Taff and Kevin Williams

How much (covers both days) | $100 ages 13 and older, otherwise $35

Information | 800-406-4224 or


By | Loris Chamber of Commerce

When | 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Oct. 20

Where | Main Street in Loris

How much | Free admission

Includes | Hot Rod Promotions’ car and truck show 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on lower end of Main Street, for $20 per entry. Details at 503-8245.

Also that week |

• Game Night – Oct. 16, with spaghetti dinner at 6 p.m. and bingo at 6:30, all for $10, in Center for Health & Fitness.

• Movie Night – “Cars 2” at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 in grass lot at Loris Nature Park, for free.

Information | 756-6030 or


When | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 20

Where | Surfside Elementary School, 1605 Woodland Drive, Garden City Beach

How much | Free

Information | 650-3490


By | Harbor Historical Association

Benefiting | S.C. Maritime Museum, 729 Front St., Georgetown (520-0111 or

When | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 20

Where | Front Street in Georgetown

How much | Free admission

Includes |

• 100 classic wooden boats from kayaks to yachts on display in the water, along the boardwalk and on Front street, exhibited in 12 categories.

• Children’s model boatbuilding, with test sailing in a pond on Front Street

• Knot tying demonstration’s with Dan “the Knot Man” Machowski, and the “Six Knot Challenge”

• Wooden Boat Challenge skiff-building competition noon-4 p.m., with rowing race 5 p.m. on Sampit River

• Concerts by The V-Tones of Charleston and Carroll Brown & Friends

• Gig Rows with the New Charleston Mosquito Fleet, with rowing excursions noon-4 p.m., each for about 45 minutes, from floating docks at Francis Marion Park.

Also | The Goat Island Yacht Club Regatta, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at S.C. Maritime Museum, for $85.

Information | 520-0111, 545-0015 or


When | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 20

Where | Myrtle Beach’s Valor Memorial Garden, on Farrow Parkway at The Market Common

With | More than 20 vendors and 100 wines from around the world

How much | Free admission; $5 for wine-sampling glass and all samples 2 ounces and $1-$6 each.

Information | 839-3500 or and 712-6218 or


What and when |

• “Great American Backyard Campout,” Oct. 20-21, geared to novice campers, guided by a park ranger who will teach camping and cooking skills, for $25 per family; some tents available to borrow.

• “Huntington’s Haunted Halloween” 6-9:30 p.m. Oct. 26-27 in Atalaya home, including two haunted house attractions, spooky cartoons on a big screen, s’mores and a bonfire, for $10 ages 16 and older and $7 ages 6-15 – park admission free on these nights only.

Where | Huntington Beach State Park, on U.S. 17 between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, across from Brookgreen Gardens.

Park admission | $5 ages 16 and older, $3.25 S.C. seniors, $3 ages 6-15

Information | 235-8755, 237-4440 or


Benefiting | Best Chance Network, which helps low-income women in Horry County pay for mammograms

With | Zumba “jammers” Eroica Dixon, Nina Idol and Amparo Reger

When | 2-4 p.m. Oct. 21

Where | Revolutions Dance Club, at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach

How much | $10

Information | 504-2141, 655-0839 or email


What and when |

• “The French Were Here – 450th Anniversary of Settlement in South Carolina,” 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 24, celebrating National Archaeology Day with supper and a lecture about “Charlesfort” by Chester DePratter, an archaeologist and University of South Carolina professor, for $25.

• “Tricks of Nature,” 5-7 p.m. Oct. 26, for children ages 10 and younger, accompanied by an adult, for trick-or-treating dressed as a favorite native animal, with activities such as a short hayride, storytelling and a bon


| Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center, on U.S. 17 just north of Georgetown and one mile south of DeBordieu Colony

Also |

• “Bike to the Boardwalk, 9:3-11:30 a.m. Oct. 27, through forests to salt marsh boardwalk on North Inlet, free for 15 participants.

• Trail riding, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 27, bring a horse to ride either of two designated barony trails, for $25 with registration due Oct. 17.

• “Photo Safari,” 6:30-11 a.m. Oct. 30, with Donald Withers, a naturalist and nature photographer, for $50.

Information | Reservations at 546-4623; more details at


What | Indoor trick-or-treating for children

When | 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 25

Where | Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

How much | $5

Information | 910-579-1016 or


Benefiting | Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Women’s Club outreach programs, Birthright, Georgetown County Diabetes Core Group, Miss Ruby’s Kids, Outreach Farms, and St. Christopher’s Children.

When | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 27 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 28

Where | Precious Blood of Christ Church, 1633 Waverly Road, Pawleys Island, west of U.S. 17

With | About 60 vendors, a lunch kitchen, a bake and casserole sale, and a gently used book sale

How much | Free admission

Information | 979-1317, 545-6551 or


When | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 27

Where | Brunswick House, 382 Brunswick Drive, Calabash, N.C., off Middleton Drive, south of U.S. 17

How much | Free

Information | 910-287-4604


By | North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce

When | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 27

Where | Main Street in North Myrtle Beach

Scheduled entertainers include | Marsha Morgan Band, and the Carolina Breakers

How much | Free

Information | 361-3045 or


Benefiting | St. Michael Catholic School in Garden City Beach

When | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 27

Where | Myrtle Beach’s Valor Memorial Garden, at The Market Common on Farrow Parkway

How much | Free admission; wristband $10 advance or $12 at site for ages 4 and older for children’s inflatables, games and activities

Scheduled entertainment includes | DJ Paul Matthews 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Marla’s School of Dance from Surfside Beach, magic by Lizzie C, HoopSong hoola-hoop demonstration and Stretch n Grow children’s health/exercise

Information | 651-6795 or


Benefitting | SC-C.A.R.E.S. (Coastal Animal Rescue & Educational Sanctuary) 236 Abbeville Drive, off U.S. 701 north of Georgetown

When | 1-6 p.m. Oct. 27

Where | The Beaver Bar 3537 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet

How much | Meals $6, including beans and coleslaw

Also | Raffle and door prize tickets $5 each or five for $20; grand prize a 42-inch flat-screen TV

Information | 546-7893 or


When | 5-11 p.m. Oct. 31

What and when |

• Trick-or-treating and children’s costume contest, 5-6 p.m., with judging afterward at pirate statue behind Drunken Jack’s Restaurant for three prizes each for Scariest, the Funniest, and the Most Creative costumes.

• Adult costume contest, 7-10:30 p.m., including top prize of $1,500. All contestants must visit each of the seven Marsh Walk restaurants – Spud’s Waterfront Dining, Dead Dog Saloon, Creek Ratz, Dockside, Drunken Jack’s, Divine Fish House and Bovine’s – and collect a paper bracelet for eligibility for final judging and prizes.

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