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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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Area Business Disaster Recovery Symposium

8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Friday, January 30

Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel

www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/disasterrecovery.pdf

 

Save the Date!  Come to the Area Business Disaster Recovery Symposium from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, January 30, at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel.  The Area Business Disaster Symposium will help a business focus on planning for any type of interruption.  The symposium will cover business interruption insurance, what FEMA requires, emergency funding and loans, business continuity planning, and how to deal with stress during and after a disaster.  Including lunch and refreshments, registration is just $25 per person until January 26.  After that date and at the door (while space lasts), registration is $30 per person.  For the agenda and registration materials, see www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/disasterrecovery.pdfFor more information, call 843-918-1069.

 

18th Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon

February 12 – 14, 2015

http://www.mbmarathon.com

 

Join us on Valentine’s Day for the MyrtleBeach.Com Myrtle Beach Marathon!  Registration is underway for the marathon and accompanying events, February 12 – 14, 2015.  The marathon itself is Saturday, February 14.  This popular race weekend includes a full marathon, a half marathon, a marathon team relay, a 5K and a one-mile run.  Here’s a list of events…

 

5:00 p.m., Thursday, February 12 – HTC Runner’s Expo opens

11:00 a.m., Friday, February 13 – HTC Runner’s Expo, FREE and Open to the Public

5:30 p.m., Friday, February 13 ­– Ripley’s Aquarium Family Fun at Ripley’s Aquarium

6:30 p.m., Friday, February 13 – Junior Post Race Party at Ripley’s Aquarium

7:00 p.m., Friday, February 13 – PNC Neon Night 5K begins at Ripley’s Aquarium

6:30 a.m., Saturday, February 15 – Marathon, Half Marathon, and Marathon Relay events begin at Grissom Parkway and 21st Avenue North, and end at TicketReturn.Com Field. 

 

January Neighborhood Watch Meetings

Various times, dates and locations

 

The following Neighborhood Watch meetings are scheduled for January Call Crime Prevention Officer Henry Bresadola at 918-1806 for more information.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Old Pine Lakes Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 22, Fire Station No. 6, 970 38th Avenue North

Ramsey Acres Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 27, 1115 Highway 15

Monticello Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Thursday, January 29, 1300 Osceola Street

 

Laurie Blum: My Inner Garden

Through Thursday, April 23

Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum

3100 South Ocean Boulevard

 

Escape to a lush, exotic garden, fragrant with flowers, under a canopy of vibrantly green trees with “Laurie Blum:  My Inner Garden” at the Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, through April 23.  Blum’s “Inner Garden” comes to life in this enchanting exhibition of gouache paintings of the natural, and sometimes fantastical, world, as it exists through the eyes and soul of the artist.  In 2003 and 2004, Blum made three trips to Iran, where she discovered a profound connection with the Bagh-e Eram Garden (Garden of Paradise) in the city of Shiraz.  The garden was the living embodiment of the paradise imagined by Blum during her youth, her “Inner Garden,” and so she put the brush to the paper, painting a world rich in color and feeling.  In 2007, Blum’s paintings were exhibited at the United Nations Secretariat Building and The National Arts Club in New York.  Gallery hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday and Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday.  Call 238-2510 or visit http://www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.

 

Voices of the Island: The Cuban Art Collection of Reynier Llanes

Through Thursday, April 23

Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum

3100 South Ocean Boulevard

 

Enjoy the works of artist Reynier Llanes at the Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, through April 23.  This exhibit features 55 works by 18 artists (including Llanes), all of whom are from Cuba and most of whom are still living there.  The works are all part of Llanes’ personal collection.  Though the artists’ styles and subject matter vary greatly, most share several common themes – a strong link to the Cuban culture and landscape, an emphasis on family or unity, and reflection on contemporary Cuban society.  There are landscapes, abstract pieces, portraits, still-lifes and more.  The reception is free for members and $10 for nonmembers.  Gallery hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday and Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday.  Call 238-2510 or visit http://www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.

 

Swim:  An Artist’s Journey

Through Thursday, April 23

Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum

3100 South Ocean Boulevard

 

Enjoy the inspiration of African-American artist Charles Williams at the Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, through April 23.  In eight large oil paintings (six feet or more), and 40 small painted studies, Williams explores the relationship between the natural environment (the ocean) and human emotions.  These works express the personal awareness of fear – when one is confronted by the size and mass of water – as well as feelings of uncertainty, as the viewer feels surrounded on all sides by ocean and darkness.  The reception is free for members and $10 for nonmembers.  Gallery hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday and Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday.  Call 238-2510 or visit http://www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.

 

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 felton@chapinlibrary.org.   

 

Monday, February 2

Monday, March 2

Monday, May 4

 

Military Appreciation Days

May 1-31, 2014

http://www.militaryappreciationdays.com

 

Join us for Military Appreciation Days in Myrtle Beach throughout the month of May!  We’re celebrating military men and women – active duty, reserves and National Guard – and veterans from every service branch.

 

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Tribute – For 2015, Military Appreciation Days recognizes Vietnam veterans on the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.  Myrtle Beach is working with Chapter 925 Grand Strand, Vietnam Veterans of America, to thank veterans for their service.  Exhibits include the Agent Orange Quilt of Tears and traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall, both of which will be on display Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 14-16, on Ocean Boulevard, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues North.

 

Ocean Boulevard Parade – This big Military Appreciation Days Parade 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 StarsWant 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! 

 

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. 

 

Free Legal Clinics

6:30 p.m., Tuesdays – February 10 through May 12

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

Get answers from lawyers on various topics during free legal clinics at Chapin Memorial Library.  Upcoming subjects include credit cards, loans, criminal records, divorce, custody, visitation and support.  The clinics will consist of a 30 to 45 minute talk, followed by a question-and-answer session.  For more information, call the South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Program at 803-799-4015, extension 158, or visit www.scbar.org/clinics.

 

Tuesday, February 10 – End of Life Issues: Health Care Power of Attorney, Living Wills, DNR Orders, Power of Attorney, Funeral Planning and Cremation

Tuesday, March 10 – Wills, Estates and Probate

Tuesday, April 14 – Landlord/Tenant Law Issues

Tuesday, May 12 – Real Estate Issues and Foreclosures

 

FIRST Robotics Regional Competition – Volunteers welcome!

Friday and Saturday, February 2728, 2015

Myrtle Beach Convention Center

 

The Myrtle Beach Convention Center again will be the site of the Palmetto Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, February 27 and 28, 2015.  In all, 66 teams of high school students from South Carolina and the East Coast will build their own robots to compete in this fast-paced event.  Teams warm up Thursday, February 26, with robot inspections and practice rounds, followed by the high-energy tournament on Friday and Saturday.  Admission is free! The public is invited to watch talented students put their math, science and engineering skills to work.  To become a volunteer, visit https://my.usfirst.org/FIRSTPortal/Login/vims_login.aspx. (Last year’s volunteers need to re-register.)

 

AARP Smart Driver Course

9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Saturday, February 28

Chapin Memorial Library

 

Take the AARP Smart Driver Course, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, February 28, at Chapin Memorial Library.  Refresh your driving skills and learn new rules of the road, along with research-based driving strategies to help you stay safe behind the wheel.  It’s a six hour course, but there’s no test to pass!  Fees are $15/member and $20/non-members. To reserve a seat today, call Judy Chamberlin at 843-945-4455. 

 

Friday Films at Chapin Memorial Library

1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Fridays

First Floor Meeting Room, Chapin Memorial Library

 

Chapin Memorial Library invites you to join Friday Films starting Friday, January 9 at 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., in the first floor meeting room.  You must be 18 years of age or older and have a ticket (free) to enter. Popcorn will be served, and you may bring your own beverage (non-alcoholic). Call 918-1281 for more information.

 

January 23, Jersey Boys

January 30, A Most Wanted Man

February 6, Get On Up – The James Brown Story

February 13, This is Where I Leave You

February 20, When the Game Stands Tall

February 27, Tammy

 

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.  Soft drinks and popcorn are available for $1 each.

 

January 23 – The Signal (PG-13), Laurence Fishburne

January 30 – Mom’s Night Out (PG), Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Trace Adkins

 

Winter Senior Dance Schedule

Base Recreation Center

Call 918-2380 for information

 

Senior Dance Schedule… This popular dance series returns for the winter season at the Base Recreation Center Ballroom.  Tickets are just $7 per person and go on sale the week before the dance.  All dances are from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday, February 6, 2015

Friday, March 6, 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday, April 3, 2015

 

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 rosalie182@att.net for information or to reserve a table.

 

Friday, January 30

Friday, February 13 (Valentine Day Party)

Friday, February 27

Friday, March 27

Saturday, April 25

Saturday, May 23

Saturday, June 20

Saturday, July 25

Saturday, August 22

Saturday, September 26

Saturday, October 31 (Halloween Party)

Saturday, November 7

Saturday, December 5 (Christmas Party)

 

Winter/Spring Storytimes

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 developmentJoin 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.

 

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.

   
         
             
 

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