The week ahead for the Myrtle Beach area

Summer officially begins

The first day of summer is Sunday, also known as the Summer Solstice. It is the day with the most amount of daylight for the year.

New traffic signal in place

Motorists traveling on Highway 15 near Pine Island Road will notice a new working traffic signal at that intersection beginning Tuesday. The S.C. Department of Transportation created turn lanes and installed the new signal at the intersection.

The city of Myrtle Beach paid for the mast arms that hold the traffic light, which has been flashing yellow since Thursday.

PGA Professional National Championship

The first round of the 47th National Championship for PGA professionals will begin at The Dunes Club and Grande Dunes Country Club on Sunday. The remaining rounds will be played from June 23 to 25.

The top 20 out of the 312-player field gets an automatic exemption into the PGA Championship, and the winner also receives six exemptions into PGA events.

Large swimming lesson planned

Thousands of children and adults in aquatic facilities around the world will shoot for a new Guinness World Record at 11 a.m. Friday as part of the “the world’s largest swimming lesson.”

In Myrtle Beach, participants are invited to swim at either Pepper Geddings Recreation Center or Canal Street Recreation Center, which serve as official host locations for the fifth annual global record attempt. Learn more by visiting http://wlsl.org or calling the aquatics division at 918-2880. The event is free, but pre-registration is recommended.

Myrtle Waves, 3000 10th Ave. Extension N., also is an official host location for the record attempt. The first 50 participants will be free for the lesson.

Art in Chapin Park

Art in the Park returns to Myrtle Beach this weekend at Chapin Park.

Vendors will be set up from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the park, located at 1400 N. Kings Highway, on Saturday and Sunday, showcasing artwork ranging from paintings to photography to jewelry.

For more information, visit www.artsyparksy.com.