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The week ahead for the Myrtle Beach area

Jeb Bush visits Grand Strand

Potential 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush is scheduled to talk to the Horry County Republican Party Wednesday morning.

The former Florida governor announced late last year he is exploring a run for the presidency.

Bush is slated to speak and answer questions during the event, which is scheduled for 8-9:30 a.m. The breakfast will be at Rioz Steakhouse.

The event is open to the public and the $25 tickets can be purchased by calling Robert Rabon at 222-7268.

Madness ensues

The NCAA tournament tips off this week, beginning with the first-round games being played Tuesday and Wednesday (6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. each day on TruTV).

The rest of the field begins play Thursday and Friday, with games televised all day long on CBS and Turner Sports channels.

Horry County to discuss food trucks again

The Horry County Infrastructure and Regulation committee will discuss 9 a.m. Thursday whether to recommend the County Council reconsider allowing mobile food vending.

County Council voted a measure that would allow the trucks down 9-3 in October, and some members have expressed interest in re-visiting the issue.

Thursday’s meeting will be in the Horry County Judicial and Governmental Complex.

Indie films coming to Georgetown

Strand Cinema, a division of the Swamp Fox Players, has rounded a new schedule of independent, foreign and documentary films into early April at the Strand Theater, 710 Front St., Georgetown. Each screening is $5 for members, otherwise $7. Details at 527-2924 or www.strandcinema.org.

Screenings are: “My Old Lady” (2014), 2:30 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. March 21; “Two Lives” (2012), 7 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. March 21; “Rosewater” (2014), 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. March 20; and “Rudderless” (2014), 7 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. March 20.

USC women go dancing

The South Carolina women’s basketball team is expected to be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament field for the first time.

The Women’s NCAA Tournament Selection Show is Monday night and will be televised by ESPN. The action begins Saturday.

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