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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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Reindeer Games

6:30 to 10:30 p.m., Friday, December 9

Pepper Geddings Recreation Center, 3205 North Oak Street

 

Parents!  Enjoy a night out while the kids enjoy games and activities at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center.  Children, age six to 12, are invited to attend Reindeer Games from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, December 9.  The kids will have a blast playing games, doing crafts, watching a movie and eating pizza, while parents can enjoy an evening off to shop or have a night on the town.  The fee is $17 per child for city residents and $30 per child for non-city residents.  For more information, call 843-918-2280.

 

Plaza City Market – Holiday Edition

Friday and Saturday, December 9-10

Nance Plaza and Ninth Avenue North

 

Everyone’s invited to the first-ever Holiday Edition of the Plaza City Market from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, December 9, and 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, December 10.  The family-friendly event will be fun for all.  Friday evening features a “food truck rodeo” for a special dinner event.  Sample the wares from different food truck vendors.  On Saturday, the Plaza City Market features local vendors offering unique gifts, food trucks, live entertainment and a visit from Santa Claus!  For more details, contact John Krajc at jskrajc@outlook.com

 

Myrtle’s Market – Holiday Market

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, December 10

Mr. Joe White Avenue and Oak Street

 

Enjoy the holiday spirit at Myrtle’s Market with seasonal activities on Saturday, December 10.  Specialty vendors will be on hand, offering homegrown fruits and vegetables, local honey, desserts, flowers, decorations and handmade arts, crafts, jewelry and clothing.  The Holiday Market also features storytelling time, free popcorn, a visit from Santa, a magic show for kids at 11:00 a.m. and a Myrtle Beach High School Show Choir performance at 2:00 p.m.  For more information, contact Troy Marron at 843-918-4906 or tmarron@cityofmyrtlebeach.com.

 

Tree Giveaway and Educational Presentation

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, December 10

Myrtle’s Market, Mr. Joe White Avenue and Oak Street

 

The City of Myrtle Beach invites the public to a tree giveaway at Myrtle’s Market from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 10.  As part of our Arbor Day celebration, city staff will give away 400 oak, maple and redbud saplings to city residents and business owners, thanks to a $5,000 grant from CSX Railroad’s “Beyond the Rails” project.  Tree-related activities for kids and the young at heart include tree stickers, bracelets, tattoos and coloring books.  City arborists will present tree-planting demonstrations.  Educational brochures on “how to” topics will be available, too.  The Tree Giveaway event coincides with Myrtle’s Market Holiday Market event, located at the intersection of Mr. Joe White Avenue and Oak Street.  Questions?  Call the Planning Department at 843-918-1050.

 

Sixth Annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Saturday, December 1

St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church

 

The Myrtle Beach Professional Firefighters host the Sixth Annual “Pancake Breakfast with Santa” from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Saturday, December 10, at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 3301 33rd Avenue North Extension.  All donations and proceeds purchase Christmas gifts for children in the Myrtle Beach community.  For more information, contact Adam Oleszkowicz at aoleszkowicz@cityofmyrtlebeach.com.

 

Christmas Towne 2016 and Tree Lighting Celebration

2:00 to 6:30 p.m., Sunday, December 11

Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 North Oak Street

 

The 13th Annual Christmas Towne and Tree Lighting Celebration is set for 2:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 11, at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.  This is a free, family event featuring live entertainment, games and activities for the kids, along with photos with Santa. Christmas Towne features the official tree lighting ceremony shortly after 6:00 p.m. on the plaza.  The festival itself is indoors, and offers children’s games and activities!  Parking will be free for those attending.  Christmas Towne is sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.  For more information, contact Kema Faulk at 843-916-7276 or kema.faulk@visitmyrtlebeach.com. 

 

Grand Strand Humane Society Open House

3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, December 11

Grand Strand Humane Society, 3241 Mr. Joe White Avenue

 

Join the Grand Strand Humane Society staff and animals for an open house from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, December 11, at the Animal Shelter, 3241 Mr. Joe White Avenue.  The event features light refreshments and shelter tours.  Attend and get to know other animal-lovers in the community!  Questions?  Contact the Grand Strand Humane Society at 843-918-4910.

 

Holidays on the Boardwalk

Weekends, through December 31

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Ninth Avenue North

 

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk's “Holidays on the Boardwalk” events continue through Sunday, December 31.  The series of family-friendly events feature entertainment, an outdoor movie, Santa and Mrs. Claus, camel rides, polar express train rides, inflatables, games for the kids, a scavenger hunt and more!  All evening events, except the New Year’s Eve Bar Crawl, will be held on the Boardwalk at Ninth Avenue North.  For more information, visit www.myrtlebeachdowntown.com. 

 

12:00 p.m., Saturday, December 10…  SkyWheel Third Annual Winter Wonderland

6:00 p.m., Saturday, December 10…  Christmas Movie:  Jingle All the Way

5:00 p.m., Sunday, December 18…  Family Scavenger Hunt (with prizes)

6:00 p.m., Sunday, December 18…  Community Candlelight Caroling

8:00 p.m. to midnight, Sunday, December 31…  New Year's Eve Bar Crawl

 

Annual Arbor Day Ceremony and 20-Year Tree City USA Celebration

11:00 a.m., Monday, December 12

Whispering Pines Golf Course, 900 Harrelson Boulevard

 

Everyone is invited as Myrtle Beach celebrates Arbor Day at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 12, at Whispering Pines Golf Course, 900 Harrelson Boulevard.  Several trees will be planted at the entrance to the golf course.  Then, during ceremonies inside the clubhouse, the Community Appearance Board awards will be presented for outstanding tree protection and landscaping projects.  The city also receives its 20th annual Tree City USA recognition.  Contact Diane Moskow-McKenzie at dmckenzie@cityofmyrtlebeach.com or 843-918-1069.

 

Citizens Police Academy, Session 33

Applications accepted until 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 12

Session begins Monday, January 23, 2017

 

Apply now for the 33rd Citizens Police Academy, which begins Monday, January 23, 2017.  The class meets Monday evening, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., for 10 weeks at the Law Enforcement Center Annex on Mustang Street.  Topics include crime scene investigation, K-9 units, emergency vehicle operations and simulated firearms training.  Class members also ride along with Myrtle Beach police officers for a behind-the-scenes look at law enforcement.  Applicants must be residents of Horry County and at least 21 years old.  A valid driver’s license, a criminal history check and a driver’s license background check are required.  Once accepted, applicants must attend at least eight of the 10 classes to graduate.  Applications are available at the Ted C. Collins Law Enforcement Center, the Law Enforcement Center Annex, or at www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/cpa.html.  Completed applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 12.  For more details, contact Sgt. Bryan Murphy at 843-918-1803 or bmurphy@cityofmyrtlebeach.com. 

 

December 2016 Upcoming Neighborhood Watch Meetings

Various Times, Dates and Locations

 

The following Neighborhood Watch meetings are scheduled for the next few weeks.  Call Crime Prevention Officer Henry Bresadola at 843-918-1806 for more information.

 

·   Sandygate Village Neighborhood Watch – 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 7, 1011 Osceola Street

·   The Dunes Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 13, 9000 North Ocean Boulevard

·   Forest Dunes Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 13, 9000 North Ocean Boulevard

·   The Golden Mile Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 14, Fire Station No. 6, 38th Avenue North

·   The Avenues Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 14, Fire Station No. 6, 38th Avenue North

·   Pine Lakes Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 15, Fire Station No. 6, 38th Avenue North

·   Booker T. Washington Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Monday, December 19, Mary C. Canty Recreation Center, 971 Canal Street

·   Palmetto Greens Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Monday, December 19, 2900 Mashie Drive

·   Piper’s Pointe Neighborhood Watch – 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 20, 1310 Piper’s Pointe Lane

·   Carolina Breeze Neighborhood Watch – 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 21, 100 Cedar Street

·   Emmens Preserve Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 21, Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane

·   The Highlands Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 21, Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane

·   The Market Common Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 21, Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane

·   The Reserve Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 21, Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane

·   Seagate Village Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 21, Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane

·   Withers Preserve Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 21, Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane

·   Bay Pointe Neighborhood Watch – 4:00 p.m., Thursday, December 22, 1401 Fisher Place

·   Monticello Neighborhood Watch – 5:00 p.m., Thursday, December 22, 1300 Osceola Street

·   Pine Lakes Estates Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 22, Fire Station No. 6, 38th Avenue North

·   Old Pine Lakes Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 22, Fire Station No. 6, 38th Avenue North

·   Cresswind Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 28, Clubhouse, 1947 Cresswind Boulevard

 

Kids’ Art Class:  Handprint Clay Bowls

3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, December 8

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

For kids, ages 10 to 13, Chapin Memorial Library offers Handprint Clay Bowls Art Class from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, taught by F.G. Burroughs-S.B. Chapin Art Museum’s Arielle Fatuova.  Ms. Arielle leads, inspires and guides the group along to create their own works of art!  The art programs are open to students, ages 10 to 13, and pre-registration is required.  Contact 843-918-1293 or nassar@chapinlibrary.org for more information.

 

Family Dance Party

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Friday, December 9

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

For the little ones, Chapin Memorial Library hosts the Family Dance Party from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9.  The party consists of a story, fingerplays, movement and music.  This event is geared towards toddlers and pre-schoolers, but all families are welcome.

 

Newspaper Basket Weaving

2:00 to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, December 10

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

Bring the family together and learn how to upcycle newspapers into useful baskets for your home from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, at Chapin Memorial Library.  The class is a family-friendly event, and children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.  Registration is appreciated by Wednesday, December 7, but not required.  Questions?  Contact reference@chapinlibrary.org or 843-918-1295 for information.

 

LEGO Building Session

1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 10

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

Chapin Memorial Library offers a LEGO building session to keep kids’ engineering and problem-solving skills sharp, strengthen STEM muscles and spark imagination with LEGO bricks from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 10.  An inspiration topic will be selected for participants, and a countdown clock measuring LEGO build time begins!  Ages four to 14 are invited to attend.  Participants under eight years of age must be accompanied by an adult.  For more information or to register, call 843-918-1293 or email youthservices@chapinlibrary.org.

 

Chapin’s Craft Corner:  Christmas Tree Napkin

2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Thursday, December 15

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

Join Chapin Library for another fun-filled craft session and learn how to make a Christmas tree napkin from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Thursday, December 15, in the library’s first floor meeting room.  The workshop teaches attendees how to create a simple, modern and festive table setting accent that adds a special touch to holiday gatherings.  Paper napkins will be provided and participants are responsible for bringing cloth napkins, if desired.  Space is limited and registration is required by Monday, December 12.  For more information, call 843-918-1275 or email forte@chapinlibrary.org.

 

Avengers Assemble Teen Program

2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 17

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

Chapin Memorial Library invites Myrtle Beach teens to pick a team and play in a trivia competition at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 17.  Pick and join The Hulk team, the Captain America team, the Thor team or the Iron Man team.  Participants will use knowledge and skills to compete with others in fun trivia, puzzles and games.  Registration is appreciated but not required.  Questions?  Contact Youth Services at 843-918-1293 or youthservices@chapinlibrary.org for details.

 

2016 CresCom Bank Holiday Invitational Girls’ Basketball Tournament

Saturday through Thursday, December 17 through 22

Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 North Oak Street

 

The annual CresCom Bank Holiday Invitational Girls’ Basketball tournament is Saturday through Thursday, December 17 through 22, at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 North Oak Street.  This is a 16-team, national invitation tournament with top high school talent from around the country!  The event is co-sponsored by the City of Myrtle Beach.  Get tickets at the Convention Center on game days or in advance at 843-213-0032.  For a complete list of teams and game times, visit http://cbhi.beachballclassic.com/home-cbhi.  Here is the 2016 game schedule…

 

Saturday, December 17

4:00 p.m. – Game 1, Orangeburg-Wilk (SC) vs. Norcross (GA)

5:45 p.m. – Game 2, Monacan (VA) vs. Prairie View (CO)

7:30 p.m. – Game 3, Lake Highland (FL) vs. Hillside (NC)

9:15 p.m. – Game 4, Myrtle Beach (SC) vs. Harris County (GA)

 

Sunday, December 18

3:00 p.m. – Collegiate Game, UNC vs. LSU        

 

Monday, December 19

12:00 p.m. – Game 5, Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser

1:45 p.m. – Game 6, Game 3 Loser vs. Game 4 Loser

3:30 p.m. – Game 7, Winder-Barrow (GA) vs. Dreher (SC)

5:15 p.m. – Game 8, Wesleyan (GA) vs. Carmel Christ (NC)

7:00 p.m. – Game 9, Ferguson (FL) vs. Franklin County (KY)

8:45 p.m. – Game 10, Socastee (SC) vs. South Shore (NY)

 

Tuesday, December 20

11:15 a.m. – Game 11, Game 7 Loser vs. Game 8 Loser (Myrtle Beach Sports Center)

1:00 p.m. – Game 12, Game 8 Loser vs. Game 9 Loser (Myrtle Beach Sports Center)

11:15 a.m. – Game 13, Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner (Myrtle Beach Convention Center)

1:00 p.m. – Game 14, Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner (Myrtle Beach Convention Center)

2:45 p.m. – Game 15, Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner

4:30 p.m. – Game 16, Game 9 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner

7:00 p.m. – Collegiate Game, UNC vs. Jacksonville U

 

Wednesday December 21

8:15 a.m. – Game 17, Game 5 Loser vs. Game 6 Loser

10:00 a.m. – Game 18, Game 11 Loser vs. Game 12 Loser

11:45 a.m. – Game 19, Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner

1:30 p.m. – Game 20, Game 11 Winner vs. Game 12 Winner

3:15 p.m. – Game 21, Game 13 Loser vs. Game 14 Loser

5:00 p.m. – Game 22, Game 15 Loser vs. Game 16 Loser

6:45 p.m. – Game 23, Game 13 Winner vs. Game 14 Winner

8:30 p.m. – Game 24, Game 15 Winner vs. Game 16 Winner

 

Thursday, December 22

9:00 a.m. – Game 25, Game 19 Winner vs. Game 20 Winner

10:45 a.m. – Game 26, Game 21 Winner vs. Game 22 Winner

12:30 p.m. – Game 27, Game 23 Loser vs. Game 24 Loser

2:15 p.m. – Game 28, Game 23 Winner vs. Game 24 Winner

 

Jingle Bell Rock Free Fitness Class

9:00 to 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 24

Pepper Geddings Recreation Center, 3205 North Oak Street

 

Celebrate the holidays with Jingle Bell Rock, a free fitness class at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 24.  Join Pepper Geddings Recreation staff for a combination class full of fun, aerobics, line dancing, resistance training, Zumba and more!  Participation is free with a donation of one of the following items: toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies or laundry detergent.  All donations will benefit New Directions of Horry County's local shelters.  Questions?  Call 843-918-2280.

 

2016 Beach Ball Classic Boys’ Basketball Tournament

Monday through Saturday, December 26 through 31

Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 North Oak Street

 

The 36th annual Beach Ball Classic Boys’ Basketball tournament is Monday through Saturday, December 26 through 31, at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.  The nation’s premier high school holiday basketball tournament is co-sponsored by the City of Myrtle Beach.  Get tickets at the Convention Center on game days or in advance at 843-213-0032.  For a complete list of teams and game times, visit http://www.beachballclassic.com.  Here is the 2016 Beach Ball Classic game schedule…

 

Monday, December 26

3:30 p.m. – Game 1, Jonesboro (GA) vs. Westchester (CA)

5:15 p.m. – Game 2, McQuaid (NY) vs. Pace (GA)

7:00 p.m. – Game 3, Providence (FL) vs. Evanston (IL)

8:45 p.m. – Game 4, Scott County (KY) vs. Myrtle Beach (SC)

 

Tuesday, December 27

12:00 p.m. – Game 5, Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser

1:45 p.m. – Game 6, Game 3 Loser vs. Game 4 Loser

3:30 p.m. – Game 7, Westlake (GA) vs. O’Connell (VA)

5:15 p.m. – Game 8, Henry Carr (Canada) vs. Dillard (FL)

7:00 p.m. – Game 9, Imhotep (PA) vs. Christ the King (NY)

8:45 p.m. – Game 10, Gorman (NV) vs. Socastee (SC)

 

Wednesday, December 28

12:00 p.m. – Game 11, Game 7 Loser vs. Game 8 Loser

1:45 p.m. – Game 12, Game 9 Loser vs. Game 10 Loser

3:30 p.m. – Game 13, Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner

5:15 p.m. – Game 14, Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner

7:00 p.m. – Game 15, Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner

8:45 p.m. – Game 16, Game 9 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner

 

Thursday, December 29

7:00 p.m. – Three Point and Slam Dunk Championship

 

Friday, December 30

10:15 a.m. – Game 17, Game 5 Loser vs. Game 6 Loser

12:00 p.m. – Game 18, Game 13 Loser vs. Game 14 Loser

1:45 p.m. – Game 19, Game 15 Loser vs. Game 16 Loser

3:30 p.m. – Game 20, Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner

5:15 p.m. – Game 21, Game 11 Winner vs. Game 12 Winner

7:00 p.m. – Game 22, Game 13 Winner vs. Game 14 Winner

8:45 p.m. – Game 23, Game 15 Winner vs. Game 16 Winner

 

Saturday, December 31

12:00 p.m. – Game 24, Game 11 Loser vs. Game 12 Loser

1:45 p.m. – Game 25, Game 20 Winner vs. Game 21 Winner (Consolation Championship)

3:30 p.m. – Game 26, Game18 Winner vs. Game 19 Winner (5th Place)

5:30 p.m. – Game 27, Game 22 Loser vs. Game 23 Loser (3rd Place)

7:30 p.m. – Game 28, Game 22 Winner vs. Game 23 Winner (Championship)

 

City of Myrtle Beach Holiday Schedules

City Offices and Solid Waste Services

Christmas and New Year’s Weeks

 

City offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday, December 26 and 27, for Christmas.  For solid waste and recycling collections, Monday’s zone will be serviced on Tuesday, December 27.  Tuesday’s zone will be serviced on Wednesday, December 28.  And both Wednesday’s and Thursday’s zones will be serviced on Thursday, December 29.

 

City offices will be closed on Monday, January 2, for New Year’s Day.  However, solid waste and recycling collections will be made on the regular schedule from Monday through Thursday, January 2-5, with no service on Friday, January 6.  Questions?  Call 843-918-2160. 

 

Youth Chess Club

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., First Saturday of the Month

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

Youth of all ages with any chess skill level are invited to join Chapin Library’s new Youth Chess Club that meets from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on the first Saturday of each month, in the Second Floor Conference Room.  Learn how to play chess, master strategies and learn new tactics that will help improve your game.  This program is organized and run by volunteers, but promoted by the library.  Contact kshartford@gmail.com for more information.

 

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 7 and February 4

 

Films at the Library

1:30 to 3:30 p.m., various Fridays

First Floor Meeting Room, Chapin Memorial Library

 

Chapin Memorial Library invites you to join the cinematic fun on Fridays, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., in the first floor meeting room.  Participants must be 18 years of age, or older.  Children must be accompanied by adults.  Popcorn will be served, and you may bring your own non-alcoholic beverage.  Call 843-918-1275 for details.

 

1:30 p.m., Friday, December 9 – Star Trek Beyond

1:30 p.m., Friday, December 16 – Hell or High Water

1:30 p.m., Friday, December 23 – Alice Through the Looking Glass

1:30 p.m., Friday, December 30 – The Jungle Book (2016)

 

Family Movies at the Library

Monday and Thursday, December 19 and 22

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

Chapin Memorial Library invites the entire family to join the cinematic fun on Monday and Thursday, December 19 and 22.  Lemonade and popcorn will be served.  Questions?  Call 843-918-1275 for details.  Here are the movie titles and times…

 

3:30 p.m., Monday, December 19 – The Secret Life of Pets (PG)

10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 22 – The Santa Claus (PG)

 

Teen Movies at the Library

Tuesday and Wednesday, December 20-21

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

Chapin Memorial Library invites Myrtle Beach teens to join the movie fun on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 20 and 21.  Lemonade and popcorn will be served.  Questions?  Contact 843-918-1293 or youthservices@chapinlibrary.org for more information.  Here are the movies and times…

 

11:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 20 – Maximum Ride (PG-13)

3:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 21 – Ghostbusters (2016)(PG-13)

 

Festival of Lights

4:00 p.m., Thursday, December 29

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

Come celebrate the Jewish Festival of Lights with Chapin Library and families from the Grand Strand community at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, December 29, in the children’s department on the second floor.  Join in on the Hanukkah fun and enjoy story time, crafts and food.  The event is presented by Rayna Shoihat, a local educator, and Chapin Memorial Library’s Youth Services staff.  The Festival of Lights event is open to everyone, including anyone interested in learning more about the holiday.  Questions?  Call 843-918-1293 for information.

 

December Storytime Schedule

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

Call 843-918-1275 for information

 

Chapin Memorial Library offers free storytimes that provide age-appropriate activities, such as songs, fingerplays, flannelboards, crafts, stories and more!  Storytimes are designed to develop early literacy skills for school readiness.  Every Child Ready to Read® is a project of the Association for Library Services to Children and the Public Library Association, divisions of the American Library Association.  For more information, please call 843-918-1275 or visit www.chapinlibrary.org.

 

Baby Storytime:  Mondays at 5:30 p.m., and Tuesdays at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.  For ages four months to 18 months old.  Children enjoy rhymes, fingerplays, music, bubbles and age appropriate toys with your child.  Limited to 12 babies and their caregivers.  Pre-registration is required.

 

Toddler Storytime:  Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.  For toddlers who enjoy listening to stories.  Activities include stories, flannelboards, fingerplays, songs, an age appropriate craft and more.  Early learning toys are available for parent/child use after storytime.

 

Preschool Storytime:  Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.  For ages 3 through 5 years old.  Children enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, flannelboards and a craft.  Literacy toys are available for after storytime.

 

Family Storytime:  Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.  For children of all ages.  Kids enjoy longer stories, songs, fingerplays, flannelboards and a craft.  Literacy toys are available for parent/child use after storytime.

 

Chapin Chapters Book Club

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Last Tuesday of the Month

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

You’re invited to read The Mountain Story by Lori Lanses and attend the Chapin Chapters Book Club discussion from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at Chapin Memorial Library.  Discussions will be held in the first floor meeting room.  Questions?  Call 843-918-1275 for more information.

 

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 24, 2017The Mountain Story by Lori Lanses

 

Free Legal Clinics

Chapin Memorial Library

Call 843-918-1295 for information

 

Chapin Memorial Library hosts free legal clinics on various topics, including fraud, family law, criminal records, divorce, custody, aging and more.  The clinics consist of a presentation by an attorney, with a question-and-answer session following.  RSVPs are appreciated, but not required.  For more information, contact the library at 843-918-1295 or reference@chapinlibrary.org.

 

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 7, 2017…  End of Life Issues (South Carolina Bar)

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 14, 2017…  Wills, Estates and Probate Issues (South Carolina Bar)

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, 2017…  Landlord and Tenant Issues (South Carolina Bar)

 

Senior Bingo at Mary C. Canty Recreation Center

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., every Tuesday, through April 25, 2017

Mary C. Canty Recreation Center, 971 Canal Street

 

Have fun and win a prize playing Senior Bingo at Mary C. Canty Recreation Center from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., every Tuesday.  Participants are asked to bring a $1 gift for the prize table.  The Mary C. Canty Recreation Center, located at 971 Canal Street.  Call 843-918-1465 for more information.

 

Celia Pearson’s Layerings:  A Glimpse of Southeast Asia Exhibition

Through December 30

F.G. Burroughs-S.B. Chapin Art Museum, 3100 South Ocean Boulevard

 

Photographer Celia Pearson captures and shares the Vietnamese, Thai and Cambodian cultures in the F.G. Burroughs-S.B. Chapin Art Museum’s upcoming exhibit Celia Pearson’s Layerings:  A Glimpse of Southeast Asia.  Layerings depicts the intensity and vitality of these complex cultures with traditional prints and photomontages, with prints featured on rice paper and silks.  Museum hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.  The museum is at 3100 South Ocean Boulevard.  For more details, call 843-238-2510 or visit http://myrtlebeachartmuseum.org/.

 

Logan Woodle’s Blessed Burdens

Through December 30

F.G. Burroughs-S.B. Chapin Art Museum, 3100 South Ocean Boulevard

 

Logan Woodle’s Blessed Burdens exhibition is on display at F.G. Burroughs-S.B. Chapin Art Museum.  The collection celebrates Woodle’s craftsmanship of functional tools associated with his family farm.  For example, his copper gravy boat is shaped like a pig, and his biscuit cutter features the imprint of an image of his father’s nanny’s fingers. As a silversmith and educator, Logan Woodle lives in Conway and serves as Assistant Professor of 3D Art at Coastal Carolina University.  Museum hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.  The museum is at 3100 South Ocean Boulevard.  For more details, call 843-238-2510 or visit http://myrtlebeachartmuseum.org/.

 

Senior Friday Movie Schedule

Call 843-918-2380 for information

Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane

 

Enjoy a free movie for adults and seniors every Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the Base Recreation Center.  Soft drinks and popcorn are available to movie attendees for $1 each.

 

3:00 p.m., Friday, December 9 – Captain America:  Civil War (PG-13), Chris Evans

3:00 p.m., Friday, December 16 – Now You See Me 2 (PG-13), Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson

3:00 p.m., Friday, December 23 – Love & Friendship (PG), Kate Beckinsale

3:00 p.m., Friday, December 30 – Finding Altamira (Not Rated), Antonio Banderas

3:00 p.m., Friday, January 6 – God’s Not Dead 2 (PG), Melissa Joan Hart, Jesse Metcalfe

3:00 p.m., Friday, January 13 – Mother’s Day (PG-13), Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts

3:00 p.m., Friday, January 20 – Genius (PG-13), Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman

3:00 p.m., Friday, January 27 – Equals (PG-13), Kristen Stewart

 

Adult Coloring Club

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., First and Third Thursday of the Month

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

Do you miss coloring? If so, then come and join the Chapin Memorial Library Coloring Club!  Participants must be 18 years of age or older, and the club will meet from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month in the large conference room on the second floor at Chapin Memorial Library.  We will supply a few sample pages, coloring pencils and relaxing music. Or, bring your own coloring book and pencils.  Contact 843-918-1275 or reference@chapinlibrary.org.

 

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Thursday, December 15

 

Topics Trivia

4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Fourth Tuesday of the Month

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

Chapin Memorial Library hosts Topics Trivia every fourth Tuesday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., through December.  Players “show what they know” in this fun and fast-paced competition.  A team consists of one to six players, who answer questions from different topics, such as literature, geography, sports, television, history and movies.  The team with the most points is the winner and prizes are awarded!  Enter your name once each month for the grand prize drawing in December.  Contact Laura at reference@chapinlibrary.org or call 843-918-1295 for more information.  Dates are:

 

4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 20

 

Knitting and Crochet Group

2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Fridays

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

Chapin Memorial Library offers knitting and crochet classes in the first floor meeting room every Friday afternoon.  Learn basic knitting and crochet skills or get help with an existing project.  Please bring your own supplies.  Volunteers are needed to teach and assist with programs, creating displays, and other library activities.  Please call Briget at 843-918-1275 for more information.

 

Senior Dances at Base Recreation Center

Various Dates and Times

Call 843-918-2380 for information

 

The Base Recreation Center offers numerous dance opportunities throughout the year for the “over 50” crowd to meet new people, socialize with old friends and dance the night away.  The popular senior dance events feature both couple dancing and line dancing.  Base Recreation Center welcomes and encourages senior single dancers to attend.  Call 843-918-2380 for more information.

 

Senior Dances…  This popular dance series at the Base Recreation Center Ballroom has become a year-round event.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets are just $7 per person and may be purchased at the door. All dances are from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.  Please contact Rosalie at 570-881-0244 or rosalie182@att.net for information or to reserve a table.

 

Saturday, December 10 (USA Dance – ballroom music only)

 

Fireworks! Throughout the Year

Various Locations in Myrtle Beach

 

Saturday, December 31, 8:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

 

Area Business Disaster Recovery Symposium

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 27

Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel

 

Save the date!  Prepare for the unexpected at the 2017 Area Business Disaster Recovery Symposium, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 27, at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel.  The symposium focuses on how businesses can prepare and recover from disasters, including fires, ice storms, tornadoes, power outages, hurricanes and floodingQuestions?  Contact Diane Moskow-McKenzie at dmckenzie@cityofmyrtlebeach.com or 843-918-1069.  More details, including an event agenda and list of speakers, to follow.

 

First-Time Homebuyers’ Workshop (rescheduled)

8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 18, 2017

Mary C. Canty Recreation Center, 971 Canal Street

 

The Neighborhood Services Department invites the public to a free educational seminar on the process of purchasing a house from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Mary C. Canty Recreation Center.  A South State Bank representative will be on hand, and attendees will learn the steps to making homeownership a reality!  Registration begins promptly at 8:30 a.m., and refreshments will be served.  For more, call Neighborhood Services at 843-918-1062.

 

20th Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon

March 2-4, 2017

Registration is underway…

http://www.mbmarathon.com

 

Registration is underway for the 20th annual Myrtle Beach Marathon and accompanying events, to be held March 2-4, 2017!  The marathon itself is Saturday, March 4, 2017.  For more information about this popular race weekend, which includes a full marathon, a half marathon, a marathon team relay, a 5k and a one-mile fun run, visit http://www.mbmarathon.com.

 

South Carolina’s Largest Garage Sale

7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 7, 2017

Vendor Registration Begins at 9:00 a.m., Monday, June 12, 2017

Myrtle Beach Convention Center Exhibit Hall

 

Calling all bargain-hunters…  We have a date!  South Carolina’s Largest Garage Sale returns to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2017, in the Exhibit Hall.  On-line registration for vendor spaces begins at 9:00 a.m., Monday, June 12.  For more information, contact Nicki Stoddard at 843-918-1235 or nstoddard@cityofmyrtlebeach.com.

 

For more events in the Myrtle Beach area, visit

http://www.visitmyrtlebeach.com/things-to-do/events/

or http://theartsmyrtlebeach.com.

 

   
         
             
 

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