Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on Nov. 15

Food demo at library

See a presentation on “Magnificent Holiday Menus” by The Fresh Market of Pawleys Island. Details at 205-5280 or www.hcml.org.

Details | 3 p.m. at Horry County Memorial Library Surfside Beach branch, 410 Surfside Drive, for free.

‘Taste of Conway’ opens fest

The eighth annual St. Nicholas Winter Festival, benefiting several local charities, opens with the “Taste of Conway,” with about 20 restaurants participating. Details at 504-5362 or www.stnicholaswinterfest.com.

Details | 4:30-8:30 p.m. at Peanut Warehouse in downtown Conway, for $5 for two tickets advance online, or $5 for one at door.

Wine gala for Red Cross

. A “Beaujolais Nouveau” celebration of new wine will benefit the American Red Cross Coastal S.C. Chapter, with hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, silent auction and dinner. Details at 249-2601 or www.thebrentwoodrestaurant.com.

Details | 6 p.m. at The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro, 4269 Luck Ave., Little River, one block from U.S. 17, for $100.

Group art exhibition

Grand Strand Arts’ 2012 Grand Strand Artists of the Month Group Exhibition opens with a reception, honoring Sybil Alfano, Calvin Blassingame, Blake Brown, Rachel Jones, Gwen Mis, Don Perry, Natalie Sexton, Scott Smallin, Bill Strydesky and Joe Winkler, whose works have been featured this year at Fresh Brewed Coffee House in Myrtle Beach. Details at 900-0270, www.coworkmyr.com and www.grandstrandarts.com.

Details | 6-9 p.m. at Cowork MYR, 601 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, for $5, otherwise free for Cowork MYR members.

‘Jazz After Hours’ at CCU

For “Jazz After Hours,” 22 Coastal Carolina University students –nine on brass, six saxophones, six percussion and a singer –will perform pieces by such artists as Duke Ellington, Horace Silver, Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie, and the CCU Jazz Small Group will re-creating the Sonny Rollins/Jim Hall collaboration “The Bridge.” 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 CCU and Horry-Georgetown Technical College alumni, as well as ages 65 and older, and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members; $3 CCU and HGTC students, faculty and staff, and ages 11-17; and free ages 10 and younger.

See ‘Durang Durang’

Atlantic Stage’s “Durang Durang,” for mature audiences, two single-act plays by Christopher Durang –“Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You” and “The Actor’s Nightmare” –continues Thursdays-Sundays through Nov. 25. Details at 877-287-8587 or www.atlanticstage.com.

Details | 7:30 p.m. in 79th Avenue Theatre, at Coastal Carolina University’s Myrtle Beach Education Center, at U.S. 17 Bypass; $27.50 general admission, $22.50 seniors (ages 55 and older)/educators/military, and $17.50 students.

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