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DAILY | Through 12.31

‘Carolina Coastal Color’

“Carolina Coastal Color” will fill the Spadefish Gallery upstairs in the N.C. Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher through December.

The new exhibit features local seaside imagery and landmarks painted in watercolors by James McIntosh of Oak Island, N.C. He also painted on the set of “Safe Haven,” a movie based on the Nicholas Sparks book that was filmed in Southport, N.C.

See the art for free with admission: $8 for ages 13-61, $7 seniors and $6 ages 3-12.

The aquarium, open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, is on U.S. 421, just south of Kure Beach, 15 miles from Wilmington, and less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry to Southport (Information on times and fares at 910-457-6942, 800-368-8969 or

Details at 910-458-7468 or

FRIDAY | 10.26

‘Elvis ‘n’ Friends’ benefits school

A Socastee man known for his tributes to Elvis Presley and winning a regional round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest through Legends in Concert, will have one more “Elvis ‘n’ Friends” benefit show this year.

At 7:30 p.m. Friday at Cypress Camping Resort in Socastee, see Michael Sokolik Jr., owner of MSJR Productions, play Elvis, joined by Duane Farmer as Buddy Holly, and Rinaldo Wright as Mr. Temptation and Stevie Wonder, along with a special salute to Chuck Berry.

Tickets are $10, $35 for a group of four, and $7 for Horry County schoolteachers with ID. Also, funds raised from a 50/50 raffle will go toward the music department at Socastee Elementary School, right around the corner from the campground, which is at 2200 River Road, accessed from S.C. 707, between Socastee High School and Dick Pond Road.

For tickets, call 222-2324. Reach the resort at 293-0300 or

FRIDAY-SUNDAY | 10.26-10.28

Local fundraisers aplenty

A number of local entities will have arts and crafts bazaars and benefits this weekend, with free admission, unless noted:

• Fall Festival 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, with free admission, and fish fry 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, for $8, at Surfside United Methodist Church, 800 13th Ave. N., Surfside Beach. 239-2734 or


• Arts & Crafts Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church, 1633 Waverly Road, Pawleys Island, west of U.S. 17, benefiting its women’s club outreach programs, Birthright, Georgetown County Diabetes Core Group, Miss Ruby’s Kids, Outreach Farms, and St. Christopher’s Children. 979-1317, 545-6551 or

• Fourth annual Scott Taylor Memorial BBQ, by The Rotary Club of Little River and The Parson’s Table, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday in front of Toby’s World, 1530 S.C. 17, Little River. Meals $8, and deliveries available. Proceeds benefit local charities such as the North Strand Housing Shelter, Veteran’s Welcome Home Center and the Help 4 Kids Back Pack Program. 390 4010, 455-6291 or 333-8365.

• Indoor yard sale by The Zonta Foundation of Myrtle Beach, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at The X Sports Center, 568 George Bishop Parkway, just west of Myrtle Beach, between U.S. 501 and U.S. 17 Bypass. 446-1175.

• Brunswick Plantation Arts & Crafts Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Brunswick House, 382 Brunswick Drive, Calabash, N.C., off Middleton Drive, south of U.S. 17. Sales or refreshments benefit local charities. 910-287-4604.

• Barbecue, for SC-C.A.R.E.S. (Coastal Animal Rescue & Educational Sanctuary, based at 236 Abbeville Drive, off U.S. 701 north of Georgetown), 1-6 p.m. Saturday at The Beaver Bar 3537 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. Meals $6. 546-7893 or

• Oyster roast, for the Carolina Forest High School Marching Panthers band, 5 p.m. Satruday at Murphy’s Law, 4204 Carolina Commerce Blvd., Carolina Forest, just off Postal Way and east of U.S. 501.

. Reach eatery at 742-5649.

• “Stars and Stripes,” by Socastee High’s Socastee Singers, Select Girls, and Combined Show Choirs, concluding 7 p.m. Friday at the school, on S.C. 707, just east of S.C. 544, and tickets are $5. Details at 293-9041.

• “Rockin’ in the Tropics,” by the Carolina Forest High Show Choirs, 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, for $7. 236-7997 and

SUNDAY | 10.28

Christian Tamburr Quintet

The Gold Key Jazz Society welcomes the Christian Tamburr Quintet for a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at Winyah Auditorium, 1200 Highmarket St., Georgetown.

The group, which includes Tamburr on vibes and Dominic Farinacci on trumpet, will play arrangements inspired by jazz notables such as Lionel Hampton, Milt Jackson, Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard.Tickets $20 and $10 for students.

Also, the quintet will have a free master class at 4 p.m. Sunday, at which music students are encouraged to bring their instruments.

Details from the jazz society at 742-5064 or, the auditorium at 446-4777 or by emailing, and at and


Murrells Inlet troupe performs

The Murrells Inlet Community Theatre’s traveling “Second Stage” unit will present “Pastiche Redux!” including The Halleluiah Quartet, at 7 p.m. Thursday at Georgetown County Library’s Waccamaw Neck branch in Pawleys Island.

This event also marks the return of the Friends of the Waccamaw Library’s “First Thursday” monthly programs.

Admission is free. Find the library at 24 Commerce Lane, just west of U.S. 17. Details at 545-3623 or

Also, reach the troupe, whose new theater space is under construction, at 651-4152 or