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Myrtle Beach Events

   
 

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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AARP Smart Driver Course

9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Saturday, December 20

Chapin Memorial Library

 

Take the AARP Smart Driver Course from anytime from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, December 20, at Chapin Memorial Library.  Refresh your driving skills and learn new rules of the road and research-based driving strategies to help you stay safe behind the wheel.  Plus, there’s no test to pass!  To reserve a seat today, call Judy Chamberlin at 843-945-4455. 

 

Santa Paws Costume Contest

2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Saturday, December 27 (NOTE CHANGE!)

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Plyler Park

 

Come support the Grand Strand Humane Society through the 2014 Santa Paws Costume Contest from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, December 27.  (Due to expected inclement weather on December 20, the date has been moved back a week.)  Get pictures of your dressed-up pooch with Santa Claus!  The Boardwalk Parade and judging will be from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.  First, second and third place prizes will be announced on the “I Love Sugar” stage, near the SkyWheel.  Registration is $10 per pooch (cash only) and begins at 2:00 p.m.

 

Myrtle Beach Fire Department’s Santa Detail

1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, December 21

Neighborhoods throughout the city

 

Santa Claus will visit neighborhoods throughout the city from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, December 21The Myrtle Beach Fire Department will provide a big red sleigh (better known as a fire truck) for Santa’s rounds.  Children are welcome to meet Santa and the firefighters as they make stops throughout the city.  For questions, please contact Lt. Christian Sliker at 843-918-1221.

 

Holidays on the Boardwalk

Through Saturday, December 27

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Plyler Park

 

Myrtle Beach’s “Holidays on the Boardwalk” celebration is through December 27, at Plyler Park, on the Boardwalk and along Ocean Boulevard!  Events listed are available for all ages.  Enjoy Camel Rides each Saturday at Ninth Avenue North from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Musical groups from local schools, churches and bands will perform traditional holiday tunes on Saturday at various times and locations.  For more information, visit www.myrtlebeachdowntown.com

 

Sunday, December 21…

Community Candlelight Caroling:  Join with local churches for caroling by candlelight.

 

December Neighborhood Watch Meetings

Various times, dates and locations

 

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

 

Carolina Breeze Neighborhood Watch – 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 17, Carolina Breeze Office, 100 Cedar Street

Emmens Preserve Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 17, Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane

The Highlands Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 17, Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane

The Market Common Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 17, Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane

The Reserve Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 17, Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane

Seagate Village Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 17, Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane

Withers Preserve Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 17, Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane

 

2014 CresCom Bank Holiday Invitational Girls’ Basketball Tournament

December 17 – 22

Myrtle Beach Convention Center

http://www.beachballclassic.com

 

The CresCom Bank Holiday Invitational Girls’ Basketball tournament is December 17 – 22 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.  This is a 16-team, national invitation tournament with top high school talent from around the country.  Visit any CresCom Bank for information on FREE tickets to all girls’ basketball games, except college games.  Speaking of college games, the University of Maine’s women face the UNC Chapel Hill women at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 18.  Then UNC Chapel Hill plays Elon University’s women at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, December 21, followed at 5:00 p.m. by the Coastal Carolina University women vs. the St. Francis University women.  Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 843-213-0032 or at the Convention Center on game days.  Visit http://www.beachballclassic.com for more information.

 

2014 Beach Ball Classic Boys’ Basketball Tournament

December 26 – 31

Myrtle Beach Convention Center

http://www.beachballclassic.com

 

The 34th annual Beach Ball Classic Boys’ Basketball tournament is December 26 – 31 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.  This is the nation’s premier high school holiday tournament!  Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 843-213-0032 or at the Convention Center on game days.  Visit http://www.beachballclassic.com for more information about the teams and game times.

 

Myrtle Beach Holiday Schedules

City Offices and Solid Waste Services

Christmas and New Year’s Weeks

 

City offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, December 25 and 26, for Christmas, and Thursday, January 1, for New Year’s Day.  For Monday through Thursday, December 22-26, here’s how collections will occur…  The Zone 1 route will be serviced as usual on Monday, December 22.  The Zone 2 route will be serviced as usual on Tuesday, December 23Both Zones 3 and Zone 4 will be serviced on Wednesday, December 24.  No collection services will be offered on Thursday December 25 or Friday, December 26.  Solid waste and recycling will be collected as usual the New Year’s week of December 29 – January 1.  Questions?  Call the Solid Waste Division at 918-2160. 

 

Fireworks! Throughout the Year

Various Locations in Myrtle Beach

 

Wednesday, December 31, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

 

Christmas Tree Recycling

Curbside or Drop-Off

January and February

 

The City of Myrtle Beach will pick up Christmas trees at curbside and take them to be recycled beginning in January.  Please place trees at the curb, but not in the travel lane, and don’t cover any utility meters or boxes.  Also, please remove all decorations and tree stands!  If you don’t want to wait for curbside pickup, you may take your tree to the drop-off point on Mr. Joe White Avenue at 21st Avenue North Extension (behind Myrtle Waves Water Park).  In late February, the trees will be ground, and the resulting mulch will be available to the public for free.

 

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.)

 

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.  Vendor spaces also are available at $99 each.  See www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/disasterrecovery.pdf for the agenda and registration materials.  For more information, call 843-918-1069.

 

Friday Films

1:30 – 3:30 p.m., through December 19

First Floor Meeting Room, Chapin Memorial Library

 

Join Friday Films every Friday at 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., in the first floor meeting room at Chapin Memorial Library.  The December line up will hi-light the holidays with some fun movies, new and old.  You must be 18 years of age or older and have a ticket to enter.  Popcorn will be served, and you may bring your own beverage (non-alcoholic).  Call 843-918-1281 for more information.

 

Friday, December 19           National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Chevy Chase

 

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.

 

December 19 – Words and Pictures (PG-13), Clive Owens, Juliette Binoche

December 26 – NO MOVIE – RECREATION CENTER CLOSED

January 2 – The Other Woman (PG-13), Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton

January 9 – Million Dollar Arm (PG), Jon Hamm, Alan Arkin

January 16 – The Fault In Our Stars (PG-13), Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort

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

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

 

Criminal Records Free Clinic

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 13

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

Have a record in your past?  Get answers from attorneys during a free workshop concerning expungement or pardon at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 13, at Chapin Memorial Library.  Learn how to overcome barriers and achieve employment. The clinic will consist of a thirty to forty-five minute talk, followed by an open question-and-answer session.  RSVP is appreciated, but not required.  For more information, call Laura at 843-918-1295. 

 

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, December 19, 2014

Friday, January 9, 2015

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 16

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)

 

Dixie Dugan: A Retrospective

Through Sunday, December 28

Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum

3100 South Ocean Boulevard

 

Enjoy the works of well-known local artist Dixie Dugan in this retrospective show at the Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, through December 28.  This exhibit features 65 works created over the past forty years.  They include Dugan’s first finger painting, at the age of six, and pastel figure studies completed during her formal schooling; as well as many of her distinctive watercolors of Low Country scenes and more recent origami paper collages.  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.

 

Topics Trivia

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

First Floor Meeting Room, Chapin Memorial Library

 

Topics Trivia is a game that lets you show what you know, in teams of one to six players.  Join us from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., every fourth Tuesday through December in the first floor meeting room at Chapin Memorial Library.  Trivia teams are asked questions about topics such as literature, geography, sports, television, history and movies.  After the question, teams choose and submit an answer before the allotted time period ends.  The correct answer scores points, with prizes awarded for most points.  Play as individuals or in groups of up to six.  RSVPs are appreciated.  Remember to enter your name once each month for the Grand Prize Drawing in December.  For more information, call Laura at 918-1295 or email reference@chapinlibrary.org.  Here are the next Topics Trivia dates…

 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

 

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.

 

Chapin Library Book Discussion Series…

How We Got to Now:  Six Innovations that Made the Modern World

Friday, January 2, through Wednesday, February 18

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

Join us for this book series as we read and discuss How We Got to Now:  Six Innovations that Made the Modern World, by Steven Johnson.  Sign-up and book distribution occurs Friday, January 2.  The discussion group then meets every Wednesday through February 18 at Chapin Memorial Library.  Registration will be held in the Information Services Department.  Doors open at 10:00 a.m.  The program begins at 10:30 a.m. with refreshments provided by The Friends of Chapin Memorial Library.  For more information, call Lesta Sue Hardee at 918-1275.  Here are the dates and topics…

 

Friday, January 2, 2015 – Signup and book distribution begins

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 – Glass

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 – Cold

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 – Sound

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 – Clean

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 – Time

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 – Light

 

18th Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon

February 12 – 14, 2015

http://www.mbmarathon.com

 

Join us on Valentine’s Day 2015 for the 18th Annual MyrtleBeach.Com Myrtle Beach Marathon!  Registration begins August 14 for the marathon and accompanying events, to be held February 12 – 14, 2015.  The marathon itself is Saturday, February 14.  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 run, visit http://www.mbmarathon.com.

   
         
             
 

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