Two gardens in Georgetown County begin two-day celebrations through Sunday:
• Browns Ferry Gardens’ annual open house, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., on 13515 Browns Ferry Road (S.C. 51), northwest of Georgetown, and 13 1/2 miles west of U.S. 701, for free. Details at 240-2531 orwww.brownsferrygardens.com
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• “Butterfly and Art Festival: Colorful Wings and Pretty Things,” 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Brookgreen Gardens, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, across from Huntington Beach State Park; free with admission, which lasts seven days: $14 for ages 13-64, $12 ages 65 and older, and $7 ages 4-12. Details at 235-6000, 800-849-1931 or www.brookgreen.org.
Car shows this weekend
Choose from two car shows by area clubs:
Myrtle Beach Corvette Club, 17th annual show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Broadway at the Beach, benefiting Family Outreach of Horry County and the Brunswick County Toy Run. Details at 347-2019.
• Myrtle Beach Car Club: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Angelo IV Pizza Shoppe, 1500 N. Kings Highway N., Surfside Beach. Details at 215-3849 or 742-9802.
Carolina Beach Music Festival
The 27th Annual Carolina Beach Music Festival continues in this N.C. town. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. for concerts by the Craig Woolard Band at 11 a.m., Band of Oz at 1 p.m. and Jim Quick & Coastline 3 p.m. Details at 910-458-8434 or www.pleasureislandnc.org/beachmusicfestival.asp. Also, Fort Fisher is accessible from Southport by ferry; details at 910-457-6942, 800-368-8969 or www.ncferry.org.
Details | in Carolina Beach, N.C., on U.S. 421, 15 miles south of Wilmington and just north of Kure Beach and Fort Fisher, for $15 advance, $20 at gate.
A bog-off will include a public and juried bog competition with arts and crafts vendors from the Grand Strand. Details at 424-4933 or www.jmphotoscapes.com/blog/2012/5/burgess-community-bog-off.
Details | 11 a.m. at Burgess Community Center, on S.C. 707, just south of Holmestown Road, for free.
Summer concert features Lera Lynn
The Oceanfront Merchant’s Association presents concerts on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, next with Lera Lynn, playing Americana music. Details at 421-9848, 997-6695 or myrtlebeachdowntown.com.
Details | 8-11 p.m. in Myrtle Beach’s Plyler Park, at Mr. Joe White Avenue and North Ocean Boulevard, for free.
For a complete list of upcoming events, festivals and shows visit MyrtleBeach