Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on Oct. 18

Book Nook aids literacy

At the L'il Book Nook, many new and used books, CDs and DVDs are available for purchase Mondays-Thursdays, most for $1 or less, to benefit adult literacy programs. Details at 839-1695 or www.literacyhc.org.

Details | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Horry County Literacy Council, in the Myrtle Beach Family Learning Center, 3101 Oak St.

WonderWorks discount

WonderWorks interactive science museum begins “Local Appreciation Days,” through Dec. 15, excluding Nov. 22-25, for residents of Horry, Georgetown and Brunswick counties with ID. Details at 626-9962 or www.wonderworksonline.com/myrtle-beach/.

Details | Open 10 a.m. at Broadway at the Beach, at U.S. 17 Bypass, off 21st Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, for $14.99 ages 13-54 and $9.99 ages 4-12 and 55 and older (regular rates, $22.99 and $14.99, respectively).

‘Chesterfort’-theme dinner

During “The French Were Here -- 450th Anniversary of Settlement in South Carolina,” celebrate National Archaeology Day by joining Chester DePratter, archaeologist from the University of South Carolina, for dinner as he discusses “Chesterfort.” Register at 546-4623. Details at www.hobcawbarony.org.

Details | 6-8:30 p.m. at Hobcaw Barony, on U.S. 17, just north of Georgetown, for $25.

World music concert

In the Coastal Carolina University World Music Ensemble’s “Skin and Steel,” the Steel Pan and Afro-Cuban Folkloric Music ensembles will perform. Details at 349-2502 or www.coastal.edu/culturalarts.

Details | 7:30 p.m. in CCU’s Wheelwright Auditorium, off U.S. 501 in Conway; $9 adults; $7 ages 65 and older, and CCU and Horry-Georgetown Technical College alumni; $3 CCU and HGTC students, faculty and staff, and ages 11-17; and free ages 10 and younger.

Join Wonderettes’ prom

Join “The Marvelous Wonderettes” in a musical going back to a prom in 1958 and a high school reunion 10 years later. Details at 808-9188, 800-252-5642 or www.thegrandtheatre.us.

Details | 7 p.m. at The Grand Theatre, 301 U.S. 17 Business S., Surfside Beach, just south of Surfside Drive/Glenns Bay Road.; $29.95 for ages 13 and older, and $14.95 ages 3-12, and $12 more for dinner served at 6 p.m.

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