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What you need to know in Myrtle Beach: Week of May 9

The week ahead: What you need to know in the Myrtle Beach area

Joel Allen prepares you for the week ahead in the Myrtle Beach area with this video. From Bike Week to veterans' events, there is something for everyone.
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Joel Allen prepares you for the week ahead in the Myrtle Beach area with this video. From Bike Week to veterans' events, there is something for everyone.

Spring Bike Week kicks off Friday

Myrtle Beach Bike Week is set to kick off Friday and run through May 22.

Bikers from throughout the nation flock to the Myrtle Beach area for concerts, food, drink specials and more.

At the House of Blues, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach, they will have “Throttle Fest,” includimg shows by Sebastian Bach, Appetite for Destruction, Jamey Johnson, and more. Also, a Bike Week “mega” ticket, for all shows for the whole festival at House of Blues, is $60.

For more information, call 843-272-3000 or www.hob.com/myrtlebeach.

Log on to www.myrtlebeachbikeweek.com for more information and a list of events.

33rd annual Blue Crab fest next weekend

The 33rd annual “World Famous Blue Crab Festival” will be from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday on the Little River waterfront.

The cost for tickets is $4 daily in advance or $5 at the gate for ages 13 and older. Free for ages 12 and younger. For more information, call 843-249-6604 or log on to bluecrabfestival.org.

CCU campus salvage

“Campus Salvage,” Coastal Carolina University’s annual yard sale will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, at 370 Allied Drive, Conway, in PODS company parking lot, in Atlantic Center across from CCU campus. The cost is free; also, early bird entry for $5 at 7 a.m.

For more information, call 843-349-5041, or email sustain@coastal.edu.

Two military appreciation events planned

The Eighth annual “Military Appreciation Days” continues next weekend.

“Military Appreciation Dinner Dance” will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at Landmark Resort, 1501 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Tickets are $32. For tickets, call 843-918-1008.

A “Military Family Members Event,” by Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina and Grand Strand Blue Star Mothers, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Myrtle Beach Moose Lodge 1959, 479 Burcale Road, in Forestbrook community, west of MyrtleBeach, south from U.S. 501, with guest speaker Mark Kruea, Myrtle Beach city spokesman. For more information, log on to www.bluestarmothersofcoastalcarolina.com and www.grandstrandbluestarmothers.com.

Additional details at 843-918-1014 or www.militaryappreciationdays.com.

Confederate Memorial Day celebrated Tuesday

State offices, including the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, will be closed on Tuesday in observance of the Confederate Memorial Day state holiday.

The day is to honor those who died fighting for the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War.

Work begins Tuesday on S.C. 31 steel girders

Steel girders for the S.C. 31 bridge will be set over S.C. 707 , the work is anticipated to take two weeks to complete. The project will begin Tuesday from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. and continuing the same hours through Thursday, weather permitting.

The construction will continue again on Sunday, May 15, from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. and continuing the same hours through, May 19, weather permitting.

During this time period, there will be periodic closures of S.C. 707 (both lanes) where the bridge is being erected near Moss Creek Road. People are encouraged to use U.S. 17 Bypass as an alternative route.

HGTC has commencement Tuesday

More than 600 Horry Georgetown Technical College graduates are expected to march in the 50th Anniversary commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

Among them will be the first Call Me Mister graduates, Mister Tyler Bealmear and Mister William Wallace. They have completed their Associate of Arts in Education degree and will continue their study at Coastal Carolina University.

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