Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on July 5

Cruise in to cafe

Hot Rod Promotions welcomes all cars at a cruise-in. Details at 503-8245.

Details | 6-9 p.m. at Rosa Linda’s Cafe, 3415 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, across from SBB, for free.

Science lesson at Brookgreen

“Cool Summer Evenings,” Wednesdays-Fridays through Aug. 10, include two nature programs on Thursdays, with Jerry Walls, a naturalist from Hemingway, starting with “Venomous Snakes of South Carolina” 5-6 p.m., and “Family Fun with Science – Oh, My!” interactive learning sessions for families 6-7:30 p.m. Details at 235-6000, 800-849-1931 or www.brookgreen.org.

Details | 5-9 p.m. (open at 9:30 a.m. daily) at Brookgreen Gardens, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach; free with admission, which lasts seven days: $14 ages 13-64, $12 ages 65 and older, and $7 ages 4-12.

Stay alive after 5

Conway Downtown Alive presents “Alive After 5” on the first Thursday monthly, next with an “All Wheels Red, White and Blue Promenade” and “A Patriotic Salute” with the Stardusters Big Band at 7:30 p.m. Details at 248-6260 or conwayalive.com

Details | 6-9 p.m. on Third Avenue in Conway, for free.

Casey James at the Boathouse

Casey James, who finished third on the ninth season of Fox TV’s ”American Idol,” will perform music from his upcoming debut CD, including the single, “Let’s Don’t Call It a Night.” Details at 903-2628 or www.boathousemb.com, and www.caseyejames.com.

Details | 8 p.m. at The Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill, 201 Fantasy Harbor Blvd., along the Intracoastal Waterway, just west of Myrtle Beach, off U.S. 501, next to the Clarion Hotel, for $10 advance, $15 at door.

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