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


ANNUAL BASKET AUCTION, for Sexual Assault Awareness month, 5 p.m. doors open, 6:15 p.m. silent auction ends, 6:30 p.m. speakers begin, April 28, Thomas C. Maeser Auditorium and Beach Bistro 354, building 600, Grand Strand campus, 950 Crabtree Lane, Myrtle Beach.

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL”, spring musical presented by St. James High School Drama Department, 843-650-5600 or 7 p.m. April 28, 29, 30 and 2 p.m. April 30, May 1, St. James High School auditorium. $12 adults, $10 senior citizens and $8 students. Tickets may be purchased online at

BLUE LIGHTS VS. RED STRIPES, flag football game, Noon-1 p.m. April 30, Ashley Booth field. Food, vendors and exhibition style flag football game.

AN EVENING WITH MARK TWAIN, musical comedy presented by ACT TWO Productions, 843-995-2756. 7:15 p.m. April 29, 30 and 3:15 p.m. May 1, Fresh Brewed Coffee House, 933 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach. $10 if purchased on or before April 28 and $15 after April 28. Call to purchase tickets.

AWARENESS WALK ON BOARDWALK, benefiting Rape Crisis Center of Horry and Georgetown counties, 843-626-4411. 9-11:30 a.m. April 30, Sharkey’s, 600 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Games and activities afterward. Registration requested at 843-448-3180.

WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY | 9 a.m.-noon April 30, Chapin Park, 16th Avenue North and King’s Highway, Myrtle Beach. 10 a.m. Official Tai Chi worldwide event. Free.

SPRINGFEST, 843-349-4400 or 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. April 30, on the grounds of HGTC in Conway. Variety of arts and crafts, vendors, rock climbing wall, inflatables, petting zoo and more. Proceeds benefits The Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina and Wreaths Across America. Free admission and parking.

FUN, HEALTHY ACTIVITIES FOR YOUTH AND THEIR FAMILIES, 843-449-9622. Noon-4 p.m. April 30, Claire Chapin Epps Family YMCA, 5000 Claire Chapin Epps Drive, Myrtle Beach. Family fun walk, family zumba, Taekwando demonstrations, nutritional smoothies, Canine Angels, and more. Free admission. Members and non-members invited.

FAMILY EVENT BENEFITING CHILDREN’S TRUST OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 843-796-1769. Noon-4 p.m. April 30, Coastal Holistics, 2020 Oakheart Road, Carolina Forest, near new Publix, including Spiderman and Supergirl appearances, prizes for dressing as a favorite superhero, children’s games, and massages for parents. Free.

LECTURE BY COLONEL CHARLES THRASH, 843-915-5320 or p.m. April 30, the Horry County Museum, 805 Main St, Conway. Program is free and open to the public.

FREE CONCERT, featuring the North Myrtle Beach Community Band and the Stardusters Big Band. 5 p.m. May 1, North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex Amphitheater. Bring a chair. In case of inclement weather the concert will be moved to the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center at 7:30 p.m.

BOB HOPE: AN AMERICAN TREASURE“ traveling exhibit, 843-427-7668. Beginning May 1, North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum, 799 Second Ave. N.



▪ 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.

▪ 843-443-3204. Noon-8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 819 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach.

▪ 843-249-6643 or Doors open 10 a.m., games start at noon every Monday and Wednesday; American Legion Post 186, 4285 Pine Drive, Little River. All proceeds are donated to various charities.

BASKETS OF BLESSINGS, 843-385-0556. Through May 1. Leyci is collecting personal care items for under served women in the community. Items needed are basic toiletries, oral hygiene products, feminine care items, beauty and hair care, and personal hygiene articles.

FOOD DRIVE -held by The St. Vincent DePaul Society of St. Michael Catholic Church, Murrells Inlet. 3:30 - 7:30 p.m. April 30 and 6:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. May 1. Non-perishable items can be dropped off at the Duffy Center.

FAMILY EVENT BENEFITING CHILDREN’S TRUST OF SOUTH CAROLINA (based in Columbia: 803-733-5430, noon-4 p.m. April 30, Coastal Holistics, 2020 Oakheart Road, Carolina Forest, near new Publix, including Spiderman and Supergirl appearances, prizes for dressing as a favorite superhero, children’s games, and massages for parents. Free. 843-796-1769.


GRAND STRAND OPTIMIST CLUB, 843-448-4156. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursdays, Pine Lakes Country Club, 5603 Granddaddy Drive, Myrtle Beach. Lunch and guest speakers.

CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENT, 843-756-1795. 12:30 p.m. every Thursday, Little River area. Call for information.

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

SOCASTEE-ST. JAMES KIWANIS CLUB, 843-650-1030. Noon-1 p.m. Mondays, Socastee Station, 4504 Socastee Blvd., Unit A, Myrtle Beach. Lunch and guest speakers

LUNCH CLUB, 843-651-9505 or Noon Mondays, Soho 544 Restaurant, 1300 S.C. 544, Conway. Guest speakers.

THE UK CONNECTION SOCIAL CLUB, 843-293-4403. Noon. first Monday of each month for meeting and third Friday for a dinner. Sept. through April, with a picnic in May, if you are from any of the British Isles or a descendant, please call for more information.

DELTA ALPHA CHAPTER OF BETA SIGMA PHI, 843-650-0571 or 843-450-5550. Meets the first Monday of each month in Surfside Beach. Call for more information.

BUSINESS NETWORKS INTERNATIONAL/BNI COASTLINE CHAPTER, 843-839-0588 or 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, 843-545-3388. 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Georgetown Library, 405 Cleland St., Georgetown.

MAHJONG CLUB, 843-215-4700. 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Socastee Library, 141 S.C. 707-Connector Road, Myrtle Beach.

MAHJONG CLUB, 843-915-5280 or 843-205-5280. 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Surfside Beach Library, 410 Surfside Drive.

MYRTLE BEACH STAMP CLUB, 843-347-0087. 7 p.m. May 3, the Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach

PERCEPTOR PI CHAPTER OF BETA SIGMA PHI meets the first Tuesday of the month. Call 843-215-4894 for time and location.

MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA GRAND STRAND CHAPTER. or 6 p.m. meetings first Tuesday of every month.

PAWLEYS ISLAND LIONS CLUB, 843-237-8316. 6:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Hanser House Restaurant, 14360 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY TOASTMASTERS CLUB, 910 233-7030, or 910-880-0192. 6:30 p.m. first and third Tuesday, First Bank in Shallotte, N.C.

LITTLE RIVER LIONS, 843-798-2397. 6 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Mulligans, 1389 U.S. 17 N., Little River.

THE NEWCOMERS CLUB COFFEE MEETING, 843 651-5390 or 9:30 a.m. May 4, the Carolina Forest Recreation Center, 2254 Carolina Forest Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Call or visit website for further information.

MYRTLE BEACH BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL, 843-238-1893. 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesdays, Brother Shucker’s Fish House, 4999 Carolina Forest Blvd., Myrtle Beach.

NORTH STRAND OPTIMIST CLUB, 843-273-3109. Noon Wednesdays, Grill House, 228 Second Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach. Lunch and guest speakers.


KNITTING CLUB, 843-756-8101. 1 p.m. Thursdays, Loris Library, 4316 Main St., Loris. New members welcome.

KNITTING GROUP, 843-915-5284. 1 p.m. Thursdays, Little River Library, 107 Highway 57 N., Little River.

KNITTING CLUB, 843-215-4700. 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Socastee Library, 141 S.C. 707-Connector Road, Myrtle Beach.

KNITTING CLUB, 843-205-5280 or 843-915-5280. 1 p.m. Mondays, Surfside Beach Library, 410 Surfside Drive, Surfside Beach.

KNITTING CLUB. 1-3 p.m. Mondays, the Waccamaw Neck Branch Library, 41 St. Paul Place, Pawleys Island. All knitters and crocheters are welcome.

SEWING BASKET, 843-915-7323. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays, Conway Library, 801 Main St., Conway.

GRAND STRAND QUILTERS, 843-918-2380. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursdays, Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane, Myrtle Beach. Bring lunch.

WOODCARVERS WELCOME, 843-427-4218. 9 a.m.-noon Thursdays, Hobby Lobby, U.S. 17 N., North Myrtle Beach. No experience necessary. No charge.

CROCHET AND KNITTING CLASSES, 843-918-1275. 2-4 p.m. Fridays, first-floor meeting room, Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. Bring your own supplies.

CROCHET CLASS, 843-756-8101. 2-4 p.m. Fridays, Little River Library, 4316 Main St., Loris.

CHICORA STITCHERS, 843-222-7393 or 843-503-3585. 2 p.m. first Sunday, Trinity Episcopal Church, 31st Avenue North and Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. Celebrating 20th anniversary of receiving charter. All types of hand-stitching and 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.

QUILT CLUB, 843-215-4700. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays, Socastee Library, 141 S.C. 707-Connector Road, Myrtle Beach.

RUMMIKUB/BOARD GAMES, 843-280-5584 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, 843-446-4665 or Noon-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach.

ACBL DUPLICATE BRIDGE, 843-497-4094. Myrtle Beach: 10:15 a.m. Tuesday; 1 p.m. Thursday; noon Saturday. Sunset Beach, N.C.: 10:15 a.m. Friday. Call for location.

MYRTLE BEACH AREA WOODCARVERS, 843-903-3238. 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, A.C. Moore, 1120 Seaboard St., Myrtle Beach.

NEEDLEWORKERS, 860-690-4868. 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, fellowship hall, New Life Lutheran Church, 7322 S.C. 544, Myrtle Beach. Bring your own needles, yarn provided.

PAWLEYS ISLAND BRIDGE CLUB, 843-318-6391 or Duplicate bridge games: 1:30 p.m. Monday, 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. Thursday, 10:15 a.m. Friday and 1:30 p.m. some Sundays, 13088 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island.


YOGA, 843-485-3632 or 8:15-9:15 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road, North Myrtle Beach; $6 per class.

LINE DANCING WITH ABBY, 843-450-4299. Intermediate 9-10:30 a.m. High beginners 10:30 a.m.-noon, beginners 12:30-2 p.m. All classes Mondays and Wednesdays, South Strand Recreation Center, 9650 Scipio Lane, Myrtle Beach; $20 per month or $5 per class.

LINE DANCING, with Jackie Hoagland, 843-421-5770 or Mondays, 10:30 a.m.-noon High Beginner/Improver/Easy Intermediate and 6-8 p.m. Low Intermediate/Intermediate. $3. Surfside Civic Center, 829 N. Pine Drive, Surfside Beach.

KUNG FU, TAI CHI AND QIGONG, 843-294-5486. Kung Fu, Monday, Wednesday 7-10 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday 8:30-10 p.m.; children’s ages 6-13, Saturday 1-3 p.m.; Tai Chi/Qigong, Tuesday, Thursday 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 7:30-8:30 p.m. Shaolin Kung Fu Studios, 196 Stonebridge Drive, Myrtle Beach.

LINE DANCE CLASS, 843-651-4603. Easy inter mediate on Mondays, beginners on Thursdays, and Zumba Gold, 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Surfside Beach Civic Center. Call Judy for details.

SAND DOLLAR SQUARE DANCE CLUB, 843-333-8878. 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Monday, the Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. Mainstream and Plus Tips, some rounds and lines. $5 per person.

JUJITSU, SELF DEFENSE AND QIGONG. Children and adult programs being offered in the North, South and Grand Strand Recreation Centers. Call for details or to register: North Strand, 843-915-7884; South Strand, 843-915-7882; Grand Strand, 843-915-5332.

SILVER SNEAKERS CLASSES, 843-663-3900. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Cardio Fit, 9:30 a.m. (low impact) classic stretch and tone, and 10:30 a.m. (seated class) wheelchair accessible, Fitness Zone, 304 S.C. 90 E., Unit C2, Little River.

EASY FITNESS, 843-915 5331. 11 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, North Strand Park, 120 Highway 57 S., Little River. $20 per month or $45 for three months.

ZUMBA, YOGA AND PILATES CLASSES, 843-273-0021 or Times and days vary, Edison’s Smart Fitness, Coastal North Town Center, 1424 U.S. 17 N., North Myrtle Beach. Call for details.

LINE DANCE CLASS, 570-655-1558 or 4:30 p.m. for beginners and 5:30 p.m. intermediate, every Wednesday, Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane, Myrtle Beach. $3 per class or $5 for both.

GRAND STRAND STRUTTERS, 843-497-0470. 6-7 p.m. class, 7-9 p.m. dancing Thursdays, Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. $5 per person.

FREE SELF DEFENSE CLASS, 843-668-4225 or www.SCWellnessAndFitness First Wednesday of each month, SC Wellness & Fitness Center, 3260 Holmestown Road, Myrtle Beach. Also have other classes for circuit training machines, accept silver sneakers for 65 and older; prime for 18-64 years old.

SILVER SNEAKER CLASSES, 843-995-3348. Class times and types vary. The Academy of Dance and Fine Arts, 304 S.C. 90 E., Unit D-1, Little River.

WEDDING DANCE CLASSES, 843-798-2639. 7 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, First Presbyterian Church, 3810 Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach. $5; no partner or experience needed

CRUISE DANCE CLASSES, 843-798-2639. 7 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, First Presbyterian Church, 3810 Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach. $5; no partner or experience needed.

BLACK DOG RUNNING COMPANY, 843-839-1174 or 6 p.m. walkers and 6:30 p.m. runners every Thursday, 1600 Farrow Parkway, Myrtle Beach. 1 to 5 mile route in Market Common for runners and walkers to meet new friends and get active.

SWING DANCING FOR SINGLES, 843-798-2639. 8 p.m. every Wednesday, the Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. Learn how to dance the swing with other singles - shag, jitterbug, disco and more. $30 per month, includes dance instruction, parties and events.

TAE KWON DO, 843-449-9622 or 6:15-7 p.m. for ages 3-6, 7:15-8 p.m. for ages 7-15, Wednesday, Claire Chapin Epps Family YMCA, 5000 Claire Chapin Epps Drive, Myrtle Beach. Session begins May 4.


BUCKSPORT LIBRARY, 843-397-1950. 7656 U.S. 701, Conway.

▪ Preschool children’s story hour, 10:30 a.m. every Thursday.

▪ Adult book club, 10:30 a.m. one Saturday per month, call for date.

CAROLINA FOREST LIBRARY, 843-915-5282. 2250 Carolina Forest Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Free and open to the public.

▪ Classic movies, 11 a.m. Fridays

▪ Coloring for adults, 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays

▪ Pokémon Club for children and teens, 12:30 p.m. fourth Saturday

▪ Supernatural Saturday with Phasma Paranormal and local author, Sherman Carmichael, 11 a.m. April 30

▪ Teen nights, 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays

▪ Bingo, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays

CHAPIN MEMORIAL LIBRARY, 843-918-1293. 400 14th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach.

▪ Preschool storytime, 11 a.m. Thursdays through May 19, for ages 3 to 5 years old.

▪ Friday films, 1:30 p.m. April 29, popcorn supplied

▪ Baby storytime, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through May 17, for ages 4 to 18 months. Pre-registration required.

▪ Legal clinic: Overcoming Barriers and Achieving Employment, 6-7:30 p.m. May 3

▪ Toddler storytime, 11 a.m. Wednesdays through May 18

▪ School age storytime, 2:45 p.m. Wednesdays through May 18, for kindergarteners and older children.

CONWAY LIBRARY, 843-915-7323. 801 Main St.

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

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

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

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

▪ Children’s story time, 10 a.m. Tuesdays, for children through age 5.

LITTLE RIVER LIBRARY, 843-399-5541. 107 Highway 57 N., Little River.

▪ Preschoolers story time, 9:45 a.m. every Wednesday and 9:30 a.m. every Thursday

▪  Zen Creations adult coloring, noon-2 p.m. Saturdays

▪ Baby and tots story time, 10 a.m. every Tuesday

▪ Family reading program, 4 p.m. every Tuesday

LORIS LIBRARY, 843-756-8101. 4316 Main St., Loris.

▪ Story time, 10 a.m. Wednesdays, all ages welcome.

▪ Crafters group, 1 p.m. Thursdays

▪ Saturday family movie, 11 a.m., free for all ages

▪ Book club discussion on “Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein, 11 a.m. April 28

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH LIBRARY, 843-915-7453. 910 First Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach.

▪ Preschoolers story time summer reading series, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, for ages 3 to 5.

▪ Movie Monday, 4 p.m. Mondays, all ages welcome. Snacks will be provided.

▪ Wiggle Worms Baby and Toddler story time, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, for ages 3 months to 3 years.

SOCASTEE LIBRARY, 843-215-4700 or socastee 141 S.C. 707-Connector Road, Myrtle Beach.

▪ Preschool story time, 11 a.m. Tuesdays, for ages 3 to 5.

▪ Bright beginners, 11 a.m. Wednesdays, for ages birth to 2.

SURFSIDE BEACH LIBRARY, 410 Surfside Drive, 843-205-5280.

▪ Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m. April 28, for ages 3-5



▪ 843-424-9573. 7 a.m. Fridays, disciple house, Church of the Resurrection, 8901 U.S. 17 Bypass, Surfside Beach.

▪ 843-997-9641. 6 p.m. Mondays, Low Country Community Church, 4430 Murrells Inlet Road, Murrells Inlet.


CONWAY AL-ANON, 843-465-7416 or 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. Saturdays, Serenity Hall, 2112 Oak St., Conway.

AL-ANON, 843-450-5620. 8 p.m. every Tuesday, 508 Beaty St., Conway.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, 843-222-3416. Meetings throughout the Grand Strand. Call for information.

RABIES VACCINATION CLINICS, sponsored by DHEC and local veterinarians, Won’t exceed $10 per pet, dogs must be on a leash, cats must be in a box or carrier.

▪ 8 a.m.-2 p.m. April 30, Grand Strand Humane Society, 3241 Mr. Joe White Ave., Myrtle Beach

▪ 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 30, Ark Animal Hospital, 1011 Sixth Ave. N. ext., Surfside Beach

▪ 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 30, Altman Animal Hospital, 246 Ninth Ave. ext., Aynor

▪ 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Cat’s Meow Veterinary Hospital, 4720 U.S. 17 Bypass S., Myrtle Beach (dogs welcome)

▪ 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Coastal Animal Rescue, 1288 Limestone St., Murrells Inlet

▪ 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. every Saturday in April, Coastal Animal Rescue, 1288 Limestone St., Murrells Inlet

▪ 8 a.m.-3 p.m. every Friday in April, Grand Strand Humane Society, 3241 Mr. Joe White Ave., Myrtle Beach


American Legion Post 186 | 4285 Pine Drive, Little River, 843-249-6643 or

Disabled American Veterans | 2987 Church St., Myrtle Beach, 843-448-6483 or

American Legion Post 178 | 3950 U.S. 17, Murrells Inlet, 843-651-8784 or

VFW Post 7288 | 900 Carter Drive, Calabash, N.C. 910-579-3577.

VFW Post 10420 | 4359 U.S. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet, 843-651-6900.

SUNDAY BREAKFAST WITH VETERANS, 910-579-3577. 8-11 a.m. the first Sunday of each month, VFW Post 7288, 900 Carter St., Calabash, N.C. Eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, country fries, grits, toast, orange juice, coffee and tea with waitress table service. $6 per person.


ANNUAL NORTH STRAND COMMUNITY PRAYER AND PRAISE EVENT. 6-8 p.m. May 5, Horseshoe on Main Street, North Myrtle Beach. The free ecumenical event offers leaders from area places of worship who will pray for different aspects of our local, regional and national communities. Several praise bands, singers and others perform in between the prayers.

THE STARFISH GALA FUNDRAISER, 843-369-0200 or 6-10 p.m. May 6, Pine Lakes Country Club. $75 per person or $125 per couple. Proceeds benefit Waccamaw Youth Center in Conway; a home for boys ages 10-21 that have been abused and abandoned.

ROLLING THUNDER SOUTH CAROLINA CHAPTER 3, dedicates a “Missing Man Chair of Honor” 843-0685-1793.11 a.m. May 7, Veterans Park, the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. This Chair of Honor will be a permanent reminder of those who fought for our daily freedom and have never returned home.

ST. CHRISTOPHERS CHILDREN ‘DERBY ON THE CREEK. 4:30-9:30 p.m., May 7, 165 Prospect Point Loop, DeBordieu, Georgetown. $50 per person with checks to be made payable to St. Christophers Children, P. O. Box 749, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

CHILI COOK OFF FUNDRAISER, 844-244-7297 ext. 701 or 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 7, Aynor town park. Vendors, raffle prizes, and chili tasting; $5 donation, the public can taste 8 or more chili’s. Proceeds benefit Big Paws Canine foundation, 1379 Horry Road, Suite 215, Aynor.

READ TO RUN, family summer reading kickoff. Noon-2 p.m. May 7, Georgetown County Parks and Recreation, 2030 Church St., Georgetown. Games, learning booths, face painting and more.

WEST VIRGINIA LUNCHEON, 843-497-2238. 12:30 p.m. May 11, Jimmy's Hibachi, 1780 Pine Island Road, Myrtle Beach.

ANNUAL ART SHOW, 843-236-7997 or 5-6:30 p.m. May 11, Carolina Forest High School. Refreshments will be provided.

MILITARY FAMILY MEMBERS EVENT, presented by Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina and Grand Strand Blue Star Mothers. 2 p.m. May 15, Myrtle Beach Moose Lodge, 479 Burcale Road. Exhibits, information from area recruiters, the Red Cross, Veterans organizations and groups. Refreshments served. Guest speaker is Mark Kruea.

CONWAY COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP DATES, 843-488-1950 or 4-5:30 p.m. May 19, June 16, July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 15, and Oct. 20. The event is presented by Conway Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

MYRTLE BEACH PELICANS SUPPORT HELP4KIDS! It’s Baseball Time! Join the Myrtle Beach Pelicans on Monday night home games for Backpack Buddies’ Night. Bring a non-perishable food item and receive half-off your price of admission. Dates for home games are May 23, May 30, June 6, June 13, July 25 and August 15

STAND UP, STEP OUT, Against Domestic Violence 5K, Race?raceID=31679. 8 a.m. May 28, Stables Park, Petigru Road, Pawleys Island. Registration ends 5 p.m. May 26.