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‘Fall Art Show’ at cafe

Collectors Café & Art Gallery has opened its “Fall Art Show” through Feb. 15, with more than 100 works by about 20 artists, many of them local.

The roster comprises photography by watercolors by John Bickle, Suzanne Carlson and Suzanne Gaff, Lowcountry oils by Cedar, oils by Michael Craig and Thomas Davis, landscape oils by Rob Crombie, folk art and reflective acrylics by Kimberley Dawn, charcoal drawings by Karen Edgar, body sculptures by Lawrence Feir, acrylic pop art by Katy Gilbert, surrealism by Bobbie Holt, and Picasso-inspired abstract acrylic portraits by Ronald Jones.

Also: Charleston landscapes by Michael Kennedy scenic oils by Connie Logan and Loli Larson, scenic acrylics and Les Paul guitars by Becky Jones, abstract oils and acrylics by Martin Manning, abstract acrylics by Liliana Maya, metal art work by David McCune, acrylic landscapes and portraits by Daniel Simeonov, and abstracts by Bill Strydesky.

The gallery, 7740 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, is open 11:30 a.m.-midnight Mondays-Saturdays, with lunch available 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and dinner 5:30-10:30 p.m. daily. Details at 449-9370 or

See the art for free 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays at Cowork MYR, 601 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. Details at 900-0270 or and The coffee house, 933 Broadway St., opens at 3 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Details at 251-8282 or


Red wolves return

The Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center, 5821 U.S. 17 N., Awendaw, has two more reasons to howl, with two newly arrived red wolves the public is welcome to observe.

The 4-year old sisters come from the Salisbury Zoological Park in Maryland. Since 1997, the Sewee Center has housed the red wolf, a canine species native to the Southeast. Data show, with a wild population of about 300, the red wolf is one of the most endangered animals in the world.

Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge (, between Georgetown and Mount Pleasant, has played an integral role in the recovery of the wolf since Bulls Island was chosen as an experimental release site by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. From 1987 to 2005, 26 red-wolf pups were born there.

The Sewee complex, about 35 miles south of Georgetown and a center for Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge and Francis Marion National Forest, is one of 40 captive breeding facilities nationwide for the red wolf.

Visit 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, and admission is free. Details at 928-3368 or


Bluegrass weekend

The 43rd annual S.C. State Bluegrass Festival strums through Saturday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, at Oak Street and 21st Avenue North, with a full schedule:

Thursday | A Deeper Shade of Blue at 1 and 6 p.m., Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa1:45 and 6:45, Jesse McReynolds and the VA Boys 2:30 and 7:30, Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out 3:15 and 8:15, and Longview – 4:10 and 9:10.



Daily prices are $35 general admission and $40 reserved seating for ages 16 and older, or $85 and $95, respectively, for a three-day pass; $20/$25 daily for ages 7-15, or $45/$50 for three-day pass. Parking is $3 a day.

Details at 706-864-7203 or

WEEKENDS | Through 12.16

‘Strand Cinema’ in Georgetown

The Swamp Fox Players have rounded a new schedule of foreign films through mid-December at the Strand Theater, 710 Front St., Georgetown. Each film is $5 for members, otherwise $7:

Details at 527-2924 or


New youth orchestra season

The Long Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra kicks off a new season of concerts next Thursday.

This benefit for the Carolina Forest Rotary Club, in “An Evening of Opera and Ballet,” is at 7:30 p.m. at Myrtle Beach High School, on Grissom Parkway, between 29th and 38th avenues North. Tickets are $10.

The ensemble will be joined by students from the Coastal Carolina University Vocal Department, directed by David Bankston, performing repertoire from Mozart’s “Magic Flute” and “Marriage of Figaro,” and youth from the Myrtle Beach School of Performing Arts in excerpts of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite.”

Two other concerts, both for free and at 7:30 p.m. at the high school, are Feb. 13 in a Valentine’s/romantic theme, including music from “Romeo and Juliet,” and April 25, featuring annual Concerto Competition winners as guest soloists.

Details at 448-8379 or