Save the Date | Health, helping others and more events in the Myrtle Beach area

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• 357-6116. 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Murrells Inlet Elks Lodge 2797, 3816 U.S. 17 Business S.

• 910-579-4600. First game 6:30 p.m.; doors open 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Calabash Elks Lodge 2679, 937 Carter Drive SW, Calabash, N.C.

• 443-3204 or


. Noon-8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 819 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach.

• 448-3216. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Myrtle Beach Elks Lodge, 606 27th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach.

THE GRAND STRAND’S PREMIERE CHARITY GOLFING EVENT, 421-1467. 7:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. shotgun start, July 19, TPC of Myrtle Beach, 1199 TPC Blvd., Murrells Inlet. $65 per player. Proceeds benefit the Horry County Guardian ad Litem program.

GOLF TOURNAMENT IN MEMORY OF FATHER GEORGE MOYNIHAN, 249-2356. 8:30 a.m. July 19, River Hills Golf and Country Club, U.S. 17, Little River. $65.

SAV-R-CATS FAMILY FUN NIGHT, 222-8057. 6-10 p.m. July 19, Surfside Bowling Center. $5 to bowl 2-hours. There will be a Chinese auction, raffles, play pool or cornhole and more. Proceeds to benefit The Sav-R-Cats adoption Center. Call to purchase tickets.

DINING FOR A CAUSE, 344-3869, 436-7197 or www.missrubyskids.net. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. July 23, Alfresco Georgetown Bistro, 812 Front St. Reservations are suggested. A portion of the day’s proceeds to support the work of Miss Ruby’s Kids, an early childhood literacy program.


KNITTING CLUB, 756-8101. 1 p.m. Thursdays, Loris Library, 4316 Main St., Loris. New members welcome.

KNITTING CLUB, 215-4700. 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Socastee Library, 141 S.C. 707-Connector Road, Myrtle Beach.

KNITTING CIRCLE, 915-5280. 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Surfside Beach Library, 410 Surfside Drive. 915-5280.

STITCHIN’ SISTERS, 347-4972. 10 a.m. third Thursdays, fellowship hall, Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 2105 U.S. 501 E., Conway.

SEWING BASKET, 915-7323. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays, Conway Library, 801 Main St.

GRAND STRAND QUILTERS, 918-2380. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursdays, Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane, Myrtle Beach. Bring lunch.

CROCHET AND KNITTING CLASSES, 918-1275. 2-4 p.m. Fridays, first-floor meeting room, Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. Bring your own supplies.

STRANDED SMOCKERS AND STITCHERS, 238-5146. 9-11 a.m. third Saturdays, Dick M. Johnson Civic Center, 829 Pine Drive, Surfside Beach. Smocking, heirloom sewing and all types of machine and hand embroidery. New members welcome.

STITCHIN’ TIME NEEDLEWORK CLUB, 910-575-0173. 9 a.m. Mondays, Hickmans Crossroads Library, 1040 Calabash Road, Calabash, N.C. Free, open to public.

RUMMIKUB/BOARD GAMES, 280-5584 or 249-6778. 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays, J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road, North Myrtle Beach. No partner necessary. Supplies provided.

SCRABBLE CLUB, 446-4665 or lindabianca1948@yahoo.com. Noon-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, the Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach.

ACBL DUPLICATE BRIDGE, 497-4094. Myrtle Beach: 10:15 a.m. Tuesday; 1 p.m. Thursday; noon Saturday. Sunset Beach: 10:15 a.m. Friday. Call for location.

MYRTLE BEACH AREA WOODCARVERS, 903-3238. 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, AC Moore, 1120 Seaboard St., Myrtle Beach.

CANASTA, 712-2809. Noon Wednesdays, Floral Club House, 617 Lakeside Drive, Surfside Beach.

FIND YOUR VOICECREATIVITY WORKSHOP FOR WRITERS, 703-475-1049, carolebella2001@yahoo.com or www.carolebellacera.com. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 12 and Aug. 9, one-day workshop at author’s home, includes lunch, $60.


GRAND STRAND OPTIMIST CLUB, 448-4156. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursdays, Pine Lakes Country Club, 5603 Granddaddy Drive, Myrtle Beach. Lunch and guest speakers.

CRIBBAGE CLUB, 756-1795. 12:30 p.m. Thursdays. Little River area. Call for information.

THE SOUTH STRAND OPTIMIST CLUB, 12:30 p.m. July 17, Applewood House of Pancakes. The guest speaker, Matt Hogue, interim director of athletics at Coastal Carolina University, will be talking about the activities of the CCU Athletic Department.

MYRTLE BEACH KIWANIS, 385-1546. Noon, first and third Thursdays, Uncle John’s Restaurant, 402 24th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. $10 lunch/tip included.

GRAND STRAND TOASTMASTERS, 450-5973 or GrandStrandToastmasters.com. 7 p.m. first, third and fifth Thursdays, First Presbyterian Church: 3801 Robert Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach.

CHAPTER 1 OF THE CHRISTIAN VETERANS, 450-7506, 7 p.m. third Thursdays, Pleasant Plain Baptist Church, 1260 Highway 57, Little River.

GRAND STRAND BLUE STAR MOTHERS MEETING, 390-5639. 7 p.m. third Thursdays, American Legion Post 186, Little River.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES, 369-1250. 11 a.m. third Thursdays, Damon’s on the Ocean, Myrtle Beach.

SOUTH STRAND OPTIMIST CLUB, 235-0671, 12:30-1:30 p.m. third Thursdays, Applewood House of Pancakes, 14361 Ocean Highway, Litchfield. Lunch and youth recognition programs.

ROTARY CLUB OF SOUTH BRUNSWICK, 910-489-2273 or www.sbirotary.org. 7:30 am. Fridays, Tamers Restaurant, Ocean Ridge Plantation, 351 Ocean Ridge Parkway, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

THE CONWAY LIONS CLUB, 455-4467 or 347-4914. 1 p.m. first and third Fridays, Ryan’s Restaurant, 2904 Church St., Conway.

PALMETTO AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETY, 877-2709 or myrtlebeachafricanviolets@embarqmial.com. Noon-2 p.m. second Saturdays, Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach.

WOODMEN OF THE WORLD LODGE 1111, 448-9925. 6:30 p.m. third Mondays, 915 Eighth Ave. N., Myrtle Beach.

SEACOAST ANGLERS ASSOCIATION, 281-6464. 6:30 p.m. third Mondays, VFW Post 10804, Highway 57 and S.C. 9, Little River. Social hour 5:30-6:30 p.m. Guest speakers monthly.

THE GRAND STRAND DETACHMENT OF THE MARINE CORPS LEAGUE, 235-1328 or 655-5654. 6 p.m. third Mondays, American Legion Post 178, U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet.

THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY OF LITTLE RIVER, UNIT 186, 283-8825 7 p.m. third Mondays, 4285 Pine Drive, Little River. Open to and welcome all eligible members

THE SOCASTEE-ST. JAMES KIWANIS CLUB, 650-1030. Noon-1 p.m. Mondays, Ryan’s Steakhouse, Surfside Beach. Lunch and guest speakers.

LUNCH CLUB, 651-9505 or stanbar3@sccoast.net. Noon Mondays, Soho 544 Restaurant, 1300 S.C. 544, Conway. Guest speakers.

BUSINESS NETWORKS INTERNATIONAL/BNI COASTLINE CHAPTER, 839-0588 or http://www.bni-scga.com/sc-charleston-bni---coastline-chapter/. 7:30-9 a.m. Tuesdays, Holiday Inn, 1601 N. Ocean Highway, Surfside Beach. Visitors welcome.

CHESS GROUP, 910-575-0173. 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Hickmans Crossroads, 1040 Calabash Road NW, Calabash, N.C. All ages and skill levels welcome.

SCHOLARS FORUM, 545-3388. 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Georgetown Library, 405 Cleland St., Georgetown.

MYRTLE BEACH/GRAND STRAND INVESTMENT EDUCATION GROUP, 997-7078. 5-6:30 p.m. July 22, large conference room, Socastee Library, 141 S.C., 707-Connector Road, Myrtle Beach. Experienced and new investors willing to share their experiences. AAII and Better-Investing financial concepts will be discussed. Free.

MYRTLE BEACH CIVITAN CLUB, 448-2019. 1 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, the Dunes Club, Myrtle Beach.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY TOASTMASTERS, 910-540-1363 or www.toastmaster.org. 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays. BEMC meeting room, U.S. 17, Supply, N.C.

AARP, 215-4700. 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Socastee Library, 141 S.C. 707-Connector Road, Myrtle Beach.

THE MYRTLE BEACH BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL, 457-3547. 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesdays, Damon’s on the Beach, Myrtle Beach. Accepting new members.

THE NORTH STRAND OPTIMIST CLUB, 273-3109. Noon Wednesdays, the Grill House, 228 Second Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach. Lunch and guest speakers.

SURFSIDE AREA ROTARY, 293-4100. Noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays, Prestwick Country Club, 1001 Links Road, just off S.C. 544. Myrtle Beach. Visitors welcome.

LAUREATE TAU CHAPTER OF BETA SIGMA PHI, 651-2258 or 997-3134. Second and fourth Wednesdays. Snowbirds and transferees welcome. Call for time and location.


BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES, by Carolina Dance Partners, 448-4496 or www.myrtlebeachpresbyterianchurch.org. 7-9 p.m. Fridays, First Presbyterian Church’s Wilkes Hall, 3810 Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach. $5 per class; no partner necessary.

RJR BALLROOM CO., 808-1634, www.dancemyrtlebeach.com or info@dancemyrtlebeach.com. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Sundays at Senor Frog’s at Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach. $10.

LATIN DANCE CLASSES, 236-0009. 7-8 p.m. Mondays, X Gym Sports mall, 568 George Bishop Parkway, Myrtle Beach. Free to members, $10 non-members. Private lessons available.

SAND DOLLARS SQUARE AND ROUND DANCE CLUB, 333-8878. Class 6-7 p.m. Mondays and 7-9 p.m., Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach.

LINE DANCING WITH ABBY, 450-4299. 2-4 p.m. Mondays, The Marlin, 614 Atlantic Ave., Murrells Inlet, $3. Beginners 10:30 a.m.-noon Monday and Wednesday, South Strand Recreation Center, 9650 Scipio Lane, Myrtle Beach. High Beginners, 9-10:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday. $20 per month or $5 per class.

LINE DANCING IN SURFSIDE, with Jackie Hoagland, 421-5770 or jackieandwalt@hotmail.com. 6-8 p.m. Mondays. High beginner/improver/low intermediate/intermediate. $3. Surfside Civic Center, 829 N. Pine Drive, Surfside Beach.

BEGINNER LINE DANCE CLASS, 651-4603.10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, Waccamaw Regional Recreation Center at Parkersville, 83 Duncan Road, Pawleys Island.

FIRST RESPONDER YOGA, 997-2082. 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Yoga in Common, 3062 Deville St., Myrtle Beach. Yoga instruction dedicated to police, fire, EMS, ER staff and military.

ZUMBA, 397-1018. 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, James R. Frazier Community Center, 1370 Bucksport Road, Bucksport.

ZUMBA, 545-3275. 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, for ages 13 and older, Beck Recreation Center, 2030 Church St., Georgetown. $7 each.

EASY FITNESS, 915-5331. 11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, North Strand Park, 120 Highway 57 S., Little River. For active seniors and adults with little or no experience in exercise. $20 per month.

ZUMBA AND CONDITIONING CLASSES PLUS TURBO KICK, 915-5333 or www.ideafit.com/profile/teresa-lively. 6-7:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 9-10:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Zumba and Conditioning. 6-6:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Turbo Kick. South Strand Recreation Center, 9650 Scipio Lane, Myrtle Beach, $20 per month or $5 per class.

SENIOR SINGLES BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES, 798-2639. 8 p.m. Wednesdays, the Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave., Myrtle Beach. $5 admission.

SUMMER SENIOR SOCIAL DANCES, 918-2380. 6:30-10 p.m. July 11 and Aug. 8, ballroom, Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane, Myrtle Beach. $7 per person.

ROCK ’N’ ETTES, 497-4094. Appointments accepted for tryouts for a group of women 50 and older who dance more than 50 shows annually, at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach.

KUNG FU, TAI CHI AND YOGA CLASSES, 294-5486. Tai Chi Tuesday and Thursday 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Kung Fu Monday, Wednesday 7-8 p.m., 8-9 p.m. and Tuesday, Thursday 8:30-9:30 p.m. Shaolin Kung Fu Studios, 196 Stonebridge Drive, Myrtle Beach.


CAROLINA FOREST LIBRARY, 915-5282. 2250 Carolina Forest Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Free and open to the public.

• Spark a Reaction for Teens, 4 p.m. Tuesday.

• Main Fizz Boom Read Children’s programs, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through July 22.

CONWAY LIBRARY, 915-7323. 801 Main St.

• Bouncing babies, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

• Kids summer reading: Fizz fun time, 2-2:30 p.m. every Thursday through July 31, for all ages.

• Teen summer reading: Master the table, 4 p.m. every Thursday through July 31.

• Other Book club, 6 p.m. third Thursdays

•  Kids summer reading program, 10:30 a.m. every Monday through July 28.

• Teen summer reading program, 5:30 p.m. every Monday through July 28.

• Tumbling toddlers, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays.

• Adult summer reading: Bingo, 10 a.m. every third Tuesday through September.

• Kids summer reading program, noon every Tuesday through July 29, kids 12 and under with parents.

• Summer of science movie series, 4 p.m. July 29, for teens and adults.

• Playful preschoolers, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

• Girls’ Night Out Book club, 6 p.m. third Wednesdays, between the ages of 20 and 50.

HICKMANS CROSSROADS LIBRARY, 910-575-0173. 1040 Calabash Road, Calabash, N.C. Free and open to the public.

• Children’s storytime, 10 a.m. Tuesdays, for children through age 5.

LORIS LIBRARY, 756-8101. 4316 Main St., Loris.

• Storytime, 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, all ages welcome.

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH LIBRARY, 915-7451. 910 First Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach.

• Mother Goose on the Loose baby storytime, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, for children birth through 18 months

• Free legal seminar, 4:30 p.m. Aug. 7, Dan V. Butler will speak on “Estate Planning and Managing Probate: What You Need to Know.” 915-5281.

SOCASTEE LIBRARY, 215-4700 or socasteelibrary@horrycounty.org. 141 S.C. 707-Connector Road, Myrtle Beach.

• Wee Walkers storytime, 11 a.m. Thursdays, ages 18 months to 3 years old.

• Masterpiece theater, 3 p.m. every other Friday.

• Genealogy basics, 10 a.m. July 18.

• Adult summer reading movie, 2 p.m. July 18.

• Family movie, 11 a.m. third Saturdays

• Preschool storytime, 11 a.m. Tuesdays, for ages 3 to 5.

• Mother Goose storytime, 11 a.m. Wednesdays, ages birth to 18 months.

• Once in a While Book Club, 3:30 p.m. July 23.

SURFSIDE BEACH LIBRARY, 410 Surfside Drive, 205-5280.

• Other Book Club, 6 p.m. third Thursdays. Call 915-7323.

• Teen Thursdays, 2:30 p.m. July 17, Mad Science Party, for ages 12-17.

• Opera: Placido Domingo in “La Traviata,” 2 p.m. July 18.

• Mysterious Mystery Tea Shoppe Book Club, 5 p.m. July 21.

• Talented Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m. through July 22, for all ages.

• Summer reading program, 2:30 p.m. July 22, for all ages

• Book-a-Librarian, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call to schedule an appointment.

• Senior activity day, 10 a.m. July 23.

• Traveling-in-Place: Ireland, 2 p.m. July 23.



• 347-0043. 6 p.m. Thursdays, Holy Lamb Lutheran Church, 2541 Forestbrook Road, Myrtle Beach.

• 215-1875. 7 a.m. Fridays, 810 Pine Drive, Surfside Beach.

• 997-9641. 10 a.m. Fridays, Low Country Community Church, 4430 Murrells Inlet Road, Murrells Inlet.

• 957-0429. 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Windjammer Village Clubhouse, U.S. 17 Business, Garden City Beach.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY, 235-6400 or crgracechurch@aol.com. 7 p.m. Mondays, Grace Church Waccamaw in Litchfield Beach. Worldwide 12-step program and support group for those suffering from any hurt, hang-up or habit.

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS AND GAM-ANON, 888-846-4427. 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach.

CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS, 907-2217 or 833-9588. 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 3116 Shetland Lane, Unit 34, Myrtle Beach.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, 222-3416. Meetings throughout the Grand Strand. Call for information.

CONWAY AL-ANON, 465-7416 or db0385@sccoast.net. 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Shoreline Behavior, 2404 Wise Road and 6 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. Saturdays, Serenity Hall, 2118 Oak St., Myrtle Beach.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUB, 915-5281. 2-3 p.m. Tuesdays, North Myrtle Beach Library, 910 First Ave. S. Led by volunteers; not a class.

BIKINI BEACH CAT RESCUE SPONSORS LOW-COST SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS, 655-7881. Cats for $45 at The Animal Hospital & Laser Center in Pawleys Island and at The Cat’s Meow in Myrtle Beach for the month of July. Both clinics include a one-year rabies vaccination and a basic exam. Call for an appointment.


SENIOR MOVIE SCHEDULE, 918-2380. 3 p.m. Fridays through July 25, Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane, Myrtle Beach. Come enjoy a free movie for adults and seniors. Soft drinks and popcorn are available for $1 each.

OCEAN ISLE BEACH’S CONCERTS, 6:30-8 p.m. July 18, Museum of Coastal Carolina parking area on Ocean Isle Beach. Embers featuring Craig Woolard will be performing. Bring a chair and enjoy.

SURFSIDE BEACH SUNDAY SERENADES, 450-7281. 2-5 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 31, Veteran’s Memorial, Fuller Park, Surfside Drive, Surfside Beach. Each concert features four performers. Free admission. Bring a beach chair.

BUDDY HOLLY ‘THAT’LL BE THE DAY’ TRIBUTE SHOW, 798-2639. 6 p.m. Saturdays, Spanish Galleon, Main Street, North Myrtle Beach. Free. All ages welcome.

TOPICS TRIVIA, 918-1295 or reference@chapinlibrary.org. 4-6 p.m. fourth Tuesday of the month through December. Teams of 1-6 person(s) allowed. Registration is appreciated, but not required. Free. Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach.


DO YOU WANT TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS?, 915-5281. 3:30- 5:30 p.m. July 25, North Myrtle Beach Library, 910 1st Ave. S. The local Grand Strand SCORE Chapter is offering a free workshop program to any entrepreneur considering starting a new business, reinventing their existing business, or who could just use some help. Call to register.

SEVENTH ANNUAL RICK MOMMSEN JR. MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT/FUNDRAISER, 409-7991 or www.hpcfoundation.org. Noon check in, 1 p.m. shotgun start, July 26, Blackmoor Golf Club. $75 per player. All proceeds benefit Camp Hands of Hope, a weekend long retreat held in Myrtle Beach each spring for youth who have experienced the loss of a loved one.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY DINNER, 399-0877. 6 p.m. July 26, VFW Post 10804, 111 Highway 57 N., Little River. Complete turkey dinner, a visit from Santa, gifts for everyone and playing game of family feud, auction and more. $15 per person. Call for reservation.

YAPPY HOUR SUPPORTS MERCY CARE’S PET PROGRAM, 848-6497 or caltman@mercyhospice.org. 2-7 p.m. July 27, deck at House of Blues, 4640 U.S. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach. Bring your dog and enjoy live music, drink specials, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and an afternoon of fun, all to benefit Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care’s Pet Peace of Mind Program.

CANNING WORKSHOP, 365-6715, ext. 125. 9 a.m.-noon July 31, Horry County Extension, 1949 Industrial Park Road, Conway. $30 includes materials and a Ball Blue Book. Deadline is July 29. Open to anyone wishing to learn how to preserve food safely.

GRAND STRAND LODGE 392 AFM PRO-AM GOLF TOURNAMENT, 390-2444 or 910-443-1531. 8:30 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. shotgun start, Aug. 2, Barefoot Resort and Golf Fazio Course, 4980 Barefoot Resort Bridge Road, North Myrtle Beach. One professional will play with four amateurs as a team. $125 donation per amateur or $500 per team. All proceeds to benefit local homeless shelters, orphanages and other local charities.

BEACHCOMBER SHOOTOUTGOLF TOURNAMENT, 685-5540 or 465-1130. 7 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. shotgun start, Aug. 9, River Oaks Golf plantation, 831 River Oaks Drive, Myrtle Beach. $50 per player, $200 per team.

CHRISTIAN MEN’S FREE BOWLING NIGHT, 236-1020, 301-440-0286 or lsimmons@simmonsmgmtgrp.com. 6:15 p.m. Aug. 11, Waccamaw Bowling Center, 101 Philip Gray Drive, Myrtle Beach.