Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on Aug. 11

Civil War presentation

“Spies, Signals, and Secrets: Civil War Communication and Fort Fisher” will include several hands-on activities such as learning the signal flag alphabet and creating and using cipher disks to communicate. A “secret” speaker will discuss the story of Rose O’Neal Greenhow, an unlikely Confederate spy known as “Wild Rose.” Details at 910-458-5538 or www.nchistoricsites.org/fisher/.

Details | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Fort Fisher State Historic Site, 1610 Fort Fisher Blvd S., near Kure Beach and the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher, for free, but donations appreciated.

Cruise in to Poppy’s

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

Details | 11 a.m.2 p.m. at Poppy’s Burgers & Subs, 3290 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, by Inlet Square, for free.

Weaving the Fate plays

The Oceanfront Merchant’s Association presents concerts on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, next with Weaving the Fate, playing rock and a variety of 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.

‘High Steppin’ Country’

The “High Steppin’ Country” revue is closing its 36th summer with a show on this night and Sept. 1, with traditional and new country, as well as gospel, patriotic and pop. Details at 447-7343 or 447-7359.

Details | 8:30 p.m. at Lakewood Camping Resort’s Theater by the Sea, 5901 S. Kings Highway, between Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach, one mile north of S.C. 544; $10 ages 12 and older, otherwise $5.

Bon Jovi tribute band plays HOB

Fans of Bon Jovi might enjoy the tribute band Slippery When Wet. Details at 272-3000 or www.hob.com/myrtlebeach.

Details | 8:30 p.m. at House of Blues, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach, for $10 advance, $13 day of show.

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