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Myrtle Beach Events
Upcoming city-related activities and programs
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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Military Appreciation Days
May 1-31, 2014
Get your tickets by May 1 for the Veterans Dinner Dance on Saturday, May 16, and for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ veterans’ night on Thursday, May 14! Those are just two of the many activities scheduled throughout May as part of Military Appreciation Days in Myrtle Beach. We’re celebrating military men and women – active duty, reserves and National Guard – and veterans from every service branch. The Pelicans even will wear camouflage uniforms which will be auctioned off! For details, see www.militaryappreciationdays.com.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Tribute – Sponsored by Rolling Thunder SC3, this event on Saturday, May 2, at the St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church Fellowship Hall is a welcome-home for our veterans who’ve served in Iraq and Afghanistan. It’s a low-key, social event, beginning at 12:00 p.m., and everyone’s invited.
Ocean Boulevard Parade – Friday, May 1, also is the deadline to register for the Military Appreciation Days Parade, which steps off at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 16, with Grand Marshal J.R. Martinez. This Army veteran spent 34 months in recovery after he was severely wounded during a tour of duty in Iraq in 2003, then became a successful actor, author, motivational speaker, and winner of Dancing with the Stars. Want to be in the parade? Sign up at www.militaryappreciationdays.com.
Family picnic, military exhibits and more – After the parade May 16, join us for a Family Picnic on the Pavilion Site, complete with activities for the kids, military exhibits, music and more. Headlining the afternoon is a performance by the Andrew Thielen Big Band. You’ll have a chance to meet Grand Marshal J.R. Martinez, too!
Veterans March on Ocean Boulevard – At 9:00 a.m., Monday, May 25, veterans are invited to march from 16th Avenue North to Ninth Avenue North on Ocean Boulevard, in commemoration of Memorial Day. The Veterans March is not a parade, so it won’t include vehicles or floats (unless a vehicle is required for veterans who cannot walk). For ease of parking, a shuttle will be provided from the Pelicans’ stadium to Ocean Boulevard. A brief ceremony will follow the march at the Pavilion site. The march will end in time for all to attend the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Convention Center.
Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony – At 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 25, everyone is invited to join us for the Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony on the Plaza at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The Grand Strand Patriot Alliance recognizes Memorial Day with speakers, the Missing Man Table and an honor guard salute. The public is cordially invited to attend all events, as we say "thank you" to our military men, women and families.
Veterans Awareness Series (VAS) 2015
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., First Monday of the Month
First Floor Meeting Room, Chapin Memorial Library
Chapin Memorial Library and Peer Support Specialist Mr. Bernard McLeroy from the Myrtle Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Clinic will host the Veterans Awareness Series (VAS) 2015. This series is for veterans and their family members and friends. Topics include counseling, re-entry, housing, mental health, education, compensation and employment. Veterans also can sign-up for a library card and receive a free one-year Friends of Chapin Memorial Library Membership. RSVPs are appreciated. For more information, call Kim at 843-918-1295 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1:00 p.m., Monday, May 4
1:00 p.m., Monday, June 1
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Mr. Joe White Avenue at Oak Street
Myrtle’s Market offers homegrown produce, fresh fruits and unique food items every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Get fresh strawberries, local honey, baked goods and more. The farmers’ market is open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the intersection of Mr. Joe White Avenue and Oak Street. For more, call Troy Marron at 843-918-4906.
14th Annual Juried Exhibition of Horry-Georgetown High School Artists
Through May 17
Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum
3100 South Ocean Boulevard
Local high school artists are the stars when the Franklin B. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum hosts the 14th annual Horry-Georgetown County High Schools Juried Art Exhibition. More than 340 pieces were submitted, with 83 artworks chosen for display. Cash prizes were awarded in several categories, and the students’ works are on display through May 17. Gallery hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday. Call 238-2510 or visit http://www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.
Native Sons Salt Games
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31
Ocean Boulevard, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues North
Make plans now to enjoy the Native Sons Salt Games, all day Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31, as we kick off the summer season. Fun events include: Crossfit activities, Volleyball games on the beach, surfing, a hula hoop competition, a sidewalk chalk expo, a paddleboard competition, beach yoga, a kids’ run, cornhole games, the bikini contest, a cook-off, good food and more! Proceeds benefit The Grand Strand Surfrider Foundation.
May Neighborhood Watch Meetings
Various times, dates and locations
The following Neighborhood Watch meetings are scheduled for late April and early May. Call Crime Prevention Officer Henry Bresadola at 918-1806 for more information.
Golden Mile Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, La Quinta Inn, 4709 N. Kings Highway
Withers Swash Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, Train Depot
Sandygate Village Neighborhood Watch – 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 6, 1011 Osceola St.
The Dunes Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 12, the Dunes Club, 9000 North Ocean Boulevard
Forest Dunes Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 12, the Dunes Club, 9000 North Ocean Boulevard
Pine Lakes Estates Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 15, La Quinta Inn, 4709 North Kings Highway
Booker T. Washington Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Monday, May 18, Canal Street Recreation Center, 971 Canal Street
Palmetto Greens Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Monday, May 18, Amenities Center, 2900 Mashie Drive
Senior Movie Schedule
Call 918-2380 for information
Base Recreation Center
Come 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 for $1 each.
May 1 – St. Vincent (PG-13), Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy
May 8 – My Old Lady (PG-13), Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline
May 15 – The Best of Me (PG-13), Michelle Monaghan
May 22 – Lonesome Dove: Church (NR), Tom Berenger
May 29 – Song One (PG-13), Ann Hathaway
June 5 – Beyond The Lights (PG-13), Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Danny Glover
June 12 – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (PG-13), Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson
June 19 – The Theory of Everything (PG-13), Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones
June 26 – Dumber & Dumber To (PG-13), Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels
July 10 – The Imitation Game (PG-13), Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley
July 17 – Interstellar (3 hour movie) (PG-13), Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway
July 24 – Accidental Love (PG-13), Jessica Biel, Jake Gyllenhaal
July 31 – Unbroken (PG-13), Jack O’Connell
Senior Dance Schedule
Base Recreation Center
Call 918-2381 for information
Senior Dances with Rosalie, throughout the year…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 – 10:00 p.m. Please contact Rosalie at 570-881-0244 or email@example.com for information or to reserve a table.
Saturday, May 23
Saturday, June 20
Saturday, July 25
Free Legal Clinic
6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 12
Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North
Get answers from lawyers on various topics during free legal clinics at Chapin Memorial Library. The clinic will consist of a 30 to 45 minute talk, followed by a question-and-answer session. For information, call the South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Program at 803-799-4015, ext. 158, or visit www.scbar.org/clinics.
Tuesday, May 12 – Real Estate Issues and Foreclosures
Predatory Lenders: Know Your Rights
6:00- 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, 2015
First Floor Meeting Room, Chapin Memorial Library
Do you have bad debt or poor credit and need help? The “Predatory Lenders: Your Rights and the Law” presentation will explain different types of loans, such as payday lenders, auto title Loans, and mortgage abuse and flipping. Learn about your rights as a consumer and the laws regarding lenders and debt collectors. Understand the possible dangers of getting caught in a borrowing cycle with high risk lenders. Receive advice to help you when dealing with debt collectors, and information, if necessary, about when to file a complaint with a consumer affairs or protection agency. This presentation is provided by South Carolina Legal Services Office. An RSVP appreciated, but not required. Contact Laura at 843-918-1295 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
International Student Outreach Program (ISOP)
Various dates, through July 7
Room 101, Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel
The International Student Outreach Program hosts the following “Welcome to America” meetings for visiting students. The goal is to help international students live and work successfully in the Myrtle Beach area this spring and summer. If you plan to bring 10 or more students to one of these meetings, please notify us in advance at email@example.com. You can also use that address for questions, or call PFC Henry Bresadola at 843-918-1806.
Seacoast Vineyard Church, 504 27th Avenue North
Tuesday, May 12, 19 and 26
Tuesday, June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Tuesday, July 7
J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 10 Possum Trot Road, North Myrtle Beach
Wednesday, June 10 and 24
Through May 22
Chapin Memorial Library
Chapin Memorial Library offers free Storytimes for ages four months and up. These storytimes provide age-appropriate activities, such as songs, fingerplays, flannelboards, crafts and stories. For information, contact 918-1275 or visit www.chapinlibrary.org.
Baby Storytime… Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., for ages four to 18 months. Your baby will enjoy rhymes, fingerplays, music, bubbles and age appropriate toys with your child. Class is limited to ten babies and their caregivers. Pre-registration is required. Session is now through May 19.
Toddler Storytime… Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m., for toddlers and young listeners, encouraging language skills and social development. Join us for stories, flannelboards, fingerplays, songs and age appropriate craft. No registration needed. Early learning toys are available for parent/child use after storytime. Session is now through May 20.
Preschool Storytime… Thursdays and Fridays, 11:00 a.m., for three to five year olds. Storytime reinforces pre-literacy skills; the basis for future readers and school readiness. Children enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, flannelboards and a craft. Literacy toys are available for parent/child use after storytime. Session is now through May 22.
Homeschool Storytime… Wednesdays, 2:30 p.m., for kindergarten-and-up students. This storytime enhances existing pre-literacy skills and encourages language play and vocabulary development. Children will have the opportunity to listen to longer stories, songs, fingerplays, flannelboards and crafts. No registration needed. Session is now through May 20.
Knitting and Crochet
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.
Fireworks! Throughout the Year (scheduled so far)
Various Locations in Myrtle Beach
South Carolina’s Largest Garage Sale
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Myrtle Beach Convention Center Exhibit Hall
We have a date! South Carolina’s Largest Garage Sale returns to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Saturday, August 22, 2015, in the exhibit hall. On-line registration for vendor spaces begins later this year, with spaces $50.00 each. For more information, visit http://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/garagesale.html.