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MUSIC ON MAIN CONCERT SERIES, 7-9 p.m. every Thursday through Oct. 1, on Main Street alternating between two locations: 202 Main Street and the Horseshoe at 11 S. Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach. Bring a beach chair.

ATTENTION VETERANS - Eastern Carolina Homelessness Organization, 843-918-1295 or 2-4 p.m. May 26, first floor meeting room, Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. Seminar about the ECHO program and a brief overview of life after the military. Registration is appreciated, not required.

ARCHAEOLOGYOPEN HOUSE” 843-235-6000 or 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. May 27, Brookgreen Gardens, U.S. 17 between Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island.

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.

LITCHFIELD BEACH PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING, 843-237-9722. 9 a.m. social hour/registration; 10 a.m. meeting begins, May 28, the Waccamaw Library, 41 St. Paul Place, Pawleys Island.

BLESSING OF THE BEACH, 843-650-9548 or 7 a.m., May 29, Surfside Beach Pier

GOLF CART PARADE, 843-650-9548 or 1 p.m. May 29, meet at Holiday Inn, 16th Avenue North, Surfside Beach

SUNDAY SERENADES, 843-650-9548 or 2-5 p.m. every Sunday through Sept. 25, the Veterans Park, Surfside Drive. Bring your beach chairs, and picnic lunch to enjoy the music.

MEMORIAL DAY COOKOUT, 843-650-9548 or 4- 8 p.m. May 29, Surfside Drive, Surfside Beach

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE, 910-579-3577. 10 a.m. May 30, VFW Calabash Post 7288 , 900 Carter Drive, Calabash, N.C. Featured speaker will be Vietnam Veteran Bob Racine, founder of the Warrior Ride.

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE. 10:30 a.m. May 30, North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens, 65 S.C. 90 E., Little River, Nixon Crossroads at the corner of S.C. 9, S.C. 90 and U.S. 17. Public is invited. Property is handicap accessible.

BAKE SALE, 843-251-3667. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 27, Inlet Affairs, 4024 U.S. 17 S, Murrells Inlet. Come out and support the Myrtle Beach Chapter Order of the Eastern Chapter (non-profit organization). Proceeds benefit local community needs.

MURRELLS INLET MASONIC LODGE 368 FUNDRAISER, 843-215-8352. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 27, Inlet Affairs, 4024 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. Feast on chicken bog meals, and shop at a bake sale. $7 dine in or take out.

MYRTLE BEACH MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE. 2 p.m. May 30, Grand 14 Cinemas at Market Common. Veterans of the American Armed Forces and active-duty military are invited to be the guests of honor.

TOWN OF SURFSIDE BEACH MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE, 843-650-9548 or 2:30 p.m. May 30, Veterans Memorial, corner of Surfside Drive and Willow Drive North.

ALICE FLAGG” an American opera by Joseph R. Kaz, 843-520-0744. 7 p.m. May 30, Winyah Auditorium, 1200 Highmarket St., Georgetown.


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 30, June 6, June 13, July 25 and August 15


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.

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.

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 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.

GRAND STRAND WOMEN VETERANS, all branches, 843-249-0903. Noon, meet for lunch first Wednesday of every month, Veteran's Cafe, U.S. 17 Bypass S., Myrtle Beach.


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. 10:30 a.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.

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.


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

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

▪ Board games, 4-5 p.m. fourth Thursday, for all ages.

▪ 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

▪ Story times for preschoolers 10:30 a.m. Thursdays

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

▪ Story time for babies and toddlers 10:30 a.m. Mondays

▪ 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.

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

▪ Book sale, 9 a.m.-noon second and fourth Friday

▪  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

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.

▪ Stork story time for babies, 10 a.m. Thursdays, birth to 12 months

▪ Movie Monday, 4 p.m., all ages welcome. Snacks 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.

ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM, 843-918-1275 or Registration begins on May 30 with programs starting June 2, Chapin Library. Free.



▪ 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.


THE SWAMP FOX QUILTERS GUILD MEETING. 10 a.m. June 2, the Hartsville Museum, 222 N. Fifth St., Hartsville. Opening of the 2016 quilt challenge exhibit. Luncheon and business meeting will follow at the Hartsville Country Club. New members and visitors are welcome.

SENIOR DANCES, 570-881-0244 or 7-10 p.m. June 4, 17, 25, July 2, 8, 23, Aug. 6, 19, 27, Oct. 22, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, Base Recreation Center Ballroom. $7 per person. Call or email to reserve a table.

ART & BOOK FAIR TO RAISE THE ROOF, 843-235-9600 or visit 2-5 p.m. June 4, Litchfield Exchange, 14363 Ocean Highway. Benefit to help Laura Herriott re-roof her bed and breakfast on Sandy Island.

TEEN TAKEOVER” events for ages 13 to 17, 843-918-2355. Teen dance party, 6-9 p.m. June 4, Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. Guest speakers, a meal, music, recreation activities, games and more. Attendees must preregister.

COLORFUL 5K PAINT RUN, 2 p.m. June 5, field, 1251 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. $35 - $50 - includes Pelicans game ticket.

ROCK “N” ETTES DANCE GROUP orientation and tryouts for group of women 50 and older, starting June 6 at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. 843-497-4094, or email

VETERANS AWARENESS SERIES, 843-918-1295 or 1-3 p.m. June 6, Aug. 1, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, and Dec. 5, second-floor, large conference room, Chapin Library. Topics include counseling, re-entry housing, mental health, education, and employment. Call to reserve your space.

BOATING SAFETY CLASS, 843-248-2143, 843-283-1677 or 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 11, Conway Fitness Center, 1515 Millpond Road, Conway. $30 per person; $40 for two family members sharing a manual.

WACCAMAW ARTS AND CRAFTS GUILD, 843 446-3830 or 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 11, 12, Oct. 8, 9, and Nov. 5, 6, Chapin Park, 1400 N. Kings Highway and Nov. 12, 13, Valor Park, 1120 Farrow Parkway, Market Common, Myrtle Beach. Typical art will include paintings, woodworking, photography, jewelry, fabric, glass, metal, pottery and stone. No admission charge.

USA DANCE, ballroom music, 570-881-0244 or 7-10 p.m. June 11, July 16, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10. $7 per person. Call or email to reserve a table.

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