Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on Dec. 6

Author visits club

The Grand Strand Optimist Club welcomes the public to meet local author Steve McMillen, who will speak and sign copies of his book, “Murder on the Front Nine,” and $5 from each book sold will go to the club. Details at 251-9602.

Details | noon-1:30 p.m. at Pine Lakes Country Club, 5603 Granddaddy Drive, Myrtle Beach

‘Rivertown Christmas’

The annual “Rivertown Christmas Celebration” continues Thursdays through Dec. 20, tonight with carriage rides from Fourth Avenue and Laurel Street, visits with Santa at Black Water Market, and entertainment on Third Avenue. Details at 248-6260 or www.conwayalive.com.

Details | 6-8 p.m. in downtown Conway; free admission

Second Stage entertains

The Murrells Inlet Community Theatre’s repertory troupe, Second Stage, presents a night of entertainment with an essayist, verbalist and the seven women who make up the Pawleys Island Flute Choir, for the Friends of the Waccamaw Library “First Thursday” meeting. Details at 545 3623 or www.friendsofthewaccamawlibrary.org.

Details | 7 p.m. next Thursday at the Georgetown County Library Waccamaw Neck Branch, 24 Commerce Lane, Pawleys Island, west of U.S. 17, for free

‘The Gift’ in Conway

“The Gift,” a Christmas story by the Langston Baptist Church Choir and Drama Team, including a live nativity, opens for three nights through Saturday. Details at 365-5141 or www.langstonbaptist.com.

Details | 7 p.m. Langston Baptist Church, 763 S.C. 905, Conway; free, but everyone is asked to bring one canned food item for relay to local needy.

Sea Notes give concert

The Sea Notes Choral Society presents its 36th annual Holiday Concert for two nights through Friday and at 3 p.m. Sunday. Details at 910-253-1643.

Details | 7 p.m. at Hatch Auditorium N.C. Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell 100 Caswell Beach Road, Caswell Beach, for free

‘Holiday Memories’

Atlantic Stage opens its next show, “Holiday Memories,” Thursdays-Sundays through Dec. 23. Details at 877-287-8587 or www.atlanticstage.com.

Details | 7:30 p.m. at 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

Rollin’ Jay Moore at club

Rollin’ Jay Moore, known for his presence on Princess Cruise Lines, will perform nightly through Saturday, with Matt Golightly and Cooter Douglas opening. Details at 449-4242 or www.comedycabana.com.

Details | 8 p.m. at Comedy Cabana, 9588 N. Kings Highway, just north of Myrtle Beach, for $15

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