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Myrtle Beach Events

   
 

Upcoming city-related activities and programs


   
 

A printable .pdf of the Events listing is available.

Halloween Open House

6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, October 29 - 30

Canal Street Recreation Center

 

Hey, kids!  Come to the Halloween Open House at Canal Street Recreation Center, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 29, and Thursday, October 30.  Enjoy inflatables, games, treats and lots of fun!  There will also be facility tours, educational programs, surveys, guest speakers and workshops.  Free “Trick or Treat” bags at the conclusion of the event.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, call Canal Street Recreation Center at 918-1465.

 

Wednesday, October 29 – Children 12 and under

Thursday, October 30 – Teenagers 13 - 18

 

Chapin Memorial Library Closure

Thursday, October 30

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

Chapin Memorial Library will be closed all day Thursday, October 30, for software upgrades.  The library will reopen at the regular time on Friday, October 31.  For more information, call the library at 918-1275.

 

Futrell Park Tree Planting for “Neighborwoods Month”

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 30

Futrell Park, 1100 Mr. Joe White Avenue

 

Myrtle Beach will celebrate “Neighborwoods Month” with a tree planting day in Futrell Park from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 30.  More than 40 trees will be planted, thanks to a $12,100 grant from the Alliance for Trees and the TD Bank tree planting program.  The tree planting demonstration begins at 9:30 a.m. Participants will learn how to plant the right tree in the right place, how to plant trees properly and how to maintain them.  Everyone is invited to join in on the tree planting.  Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and pick up your t-shirts at registration.  People wanting to participate in the TD Tree  Planting Days need to go on-line and register as a volunteer.  To be a volunteer for this event, sign up at www.neighborwoodsmonth.org.  For more information, call Diane Moskow-McKenzie at 843-918-1069.

 

Myrtle Beach Small Business Vendor Outreach Session

9:00 – 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 30

The Train Depot, 851 Broadway Street

 

The City of Myrtle Beach will host a Small Business Vendor Outreach Session to help local small businesses offer their supplies and services to the city.  The event is set for 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 30, at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot, 851 Broadway Street.  It’s a chance to introduce your company to the Purchasing Division and learn how to submit bids.  The session is free, but pre-registration is encouraged.  Small businesses wishing to become city vendors may sign up by sending a request to purchasing@cityofmyrtlebeach.com or by regular mail to the Purchasing Division at P.O. Box 2468, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578.  The Purchasing Division’s physical address is 3231 Mr. Joe White Avenue, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.  Call 843-918-2170 for more information.

 

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 31

 

Halloween is Friday, October 31.  The City of Myrtle Beach does not move the date on which Halloween is celebrated.  Please remember these safety tips when trick-or-treating…..

  • Have a responsible adult accompany children.

  • Only visit homes with porch lights on.

  • Always cross streets at intersections and crosswalks.

  • Wear reflective material on costumes.

  • Use makeup instead of masks to improve vision.

  • Make costumes short enough to avoid trip hazards.

  • Use a flashlight to see and be seen.

  • Inspect children’s candy before they eat it.

  • Always be aware of your surroundings.

Free Family Day Celebration of Dia de los Muertos

11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, November 1

Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum

 

The Myrtle Beach Art Museum hosts a Free Family Day from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, November 1, to celebrate Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), the most popular holiday of the year in Mexico.  The annual festival offers fun-filled crafts and activities for all ages.  Visitors can sample traditional breads and Mexican hot chocolate, learn about Mexican culture, hear folk tales, make traditional crafts and be entertained by Mariachi musicians.  All events and activities are free.  For more information, call 238-2510 or visit http://www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.

 

“Fright Nights” (and Zombies!)

8:00 to 11:00 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, through November 1

Ocean Boo-levard and the Boardwalk

 

The Halloween season is in full swing with “Fright Nights” every Friday and Saturday evening, through November 1, at Plyler Park and on Ocean Boo-levard!  Haunted house tours, the Zombie Quarantine Zone and live music are just a few of the treats from the Oceanfront Merchants Association.  Friday night “Zombie Elvis” performances will be in Plyler Park from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. every Friday in October.  In addition, the “Howl-at-the-Moon” Concert Series and “Blue Moon Beer Garden” occur from 6:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m., Saturday, October 25, and Friday, October 31.  Stroll along Ocean Boo-levard and the Boardwalk for face painting, caricatures and pumpkin decorating!  For more, visit www.myrtlebeachdowntown.com.

 

Daylight Saving Time Ends

2:00 a.m., Sunday, November 2

 

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2:00 a.m. Sunday, November 2.  Set your clocks back one hour (“fall back”) when you go to bed Saturday night, November 1.  It’s also a good time to check and change the batteries in your smoke detectors!

 

Fall 2014 Veterans Awareness Series (VAS)

1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Monday, November 10

First Floor Meeting Room, Chapin Memorial Library

 

Are you a veteran or family member of a veteran?  Come learn about the library and veterans resources available in the community.  Peer support specialist Mr. Bernard McLeroy from the Myrtle Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Clinic and library staff members will be available in the library meeting room.  Veterans may sign-up for a library card and receive a free one-year membership to Friends of Chapin Memorial Library.  Learn about the library’s “America’s White Table” tribute and book display to honor Veterans Day in November 2014.  The next program is at 1:00 p.m., Monday, November 10.  Refreshments will be served.  RSVPs are appreciated.  For more, call Kim at 843-918-1295 or e-mail her at felton@chapinlibrary.org.

 

Veterans Day Holiday

Schedule for City Offices and Solid Waste Collection

Tuesday, November 11

 

City offices, including Chapin Memorial Library, will be closed Tuesday, November 11, for Veterans Day.  However, the three recreation centers will be open.  Also, solid waste and recycling will be collected on the regular schedule, Monday through Thursday, November 10-13. 

 

October Neighborhood Watch Meetings

Various times, dates and locations

 

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

 

Monticello Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Thursday, October 23, 1300 Osceola Street

Old Pine Lakes Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 23, Fire Station No. 6, 970 38th Avenue North

Ramsey Acres Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 28, 1115 Highway 15

 

Myrtle Beach Shopping Days

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Various merchants’ locations throughout the city

 

Myrtle Beach Shopping Days have been designated for the Thanksgiving weekend, from Friday, November 28 through Sunday, November 30.  During this 72-hour period, outdoor displays and sidewalk sales will be allowed at retail locations, subject to certain limitations. An extra 32 square feet of signage also will be allowed, and customers may camp on-site (with the property owner’s permission) for up to 24 hours prior to the first shopping day.  No permit is needed for these designated city-wide shopping days, but we’d like to know which businesses are participating so that we can alert customers!  Send details to info@cityofmyrtlebeach.com if your store will take part in Myrtle Beach Shopping Days this fall.  

 

Autumn Senior Dance Schedule

Base Recreation Center

Call 918-2381 for information

 

Autumn Senior Dances with Rosalie… This popular dance series is at the Base Recreation Center Ballroom.  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 more information or to reserve a table.  See the dates below….

 

Saturday, October 25

Friday, October 31 (Halloween Party)

Saturday, November 22

Friday, December 5 (Christmas Party)

 

The Miracle League Baseball 2014 Fall Schedule

James C. Benton Miracle League Field

33rd Avenue North

 

The Grand Strand Miracle League gives children with mental and physical disabilities the opportunity to play baseball.  They use a specialized field that’s ideal for wheelchairs and walkers, and volunteers serve as “buddies” to help the players with each game.  Everyone plays, everyone hits, everyone crosses home plate, and everyone wins!  For more information, contact 843-448-7712 or visit http://www.grandstrandmiracleleague.comGames are on the following days…

 

Saturday, November 1  10:00 a.m. – Rays/Pirates vs. Marlins/Pelicans

                                             

Saturday, November 8  10:00 a.m. – Rays/Pirates vs. Marlins/Pelicans 

 

USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships

Volunteers Needed!

December 9 – 13, 2014

Whispering Pines Golf Course

 

Volunteers are needed to help with the 2014 USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships, to be held at Whispering Pines Golf Course in Myrtle Beach, December 9-13.  More than 3,000 young runners from across the nation will be here.  For more information about the event, visit http://www.usatf.org/Events---Calendar/2014/USATF-National-Junior-Olympic-Cross-Country-Champi.aspx or visit www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/crosscountry.pdf for a volunteer application.  Be part of this exciting event and help welcome our visitors to Myrtle Beach. 

 

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.

 

“Hurricane Hugo: The Batiks of Leo Twiggs”

Through Sunday, December 28

Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum

3100 South Ocean Boulevard

 

Enjoy “Hurricane Hugo: The Batiks of Leo Twiggs” at the Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, through December 28.  This exhibit features a series of nine batik paintings created by Dr. Leo F. Twiggs the year following Hurricane Hugo’s devastation of South Carolina’s Low country, his childhood home.  Twiggs was born in St. Stephen in 1934.  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.

 

Shadow of the Turning: the Art of Binh Pho

Through January 4, 2015

Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum

3100 South Ocean Boulevard

 

Enjoy an exciting new body of work by Binh Pho, blending mythic worlds of fairy tale, fantasy, adventure and science fiction, titled “Shadow of the Turning: The Art of Binh Pho,” on display through January 4.  The 45 works in “Shadow of the Turning” focus on art, philosophy and storytelling, “illustrated” through Pho’s sculptures combining woodturning, art glass, and painting.  Each work is a complex creation of delicate shapes and textures and intense colors.  Many open or turn to reveal a secret interior space or objects within, creating a sense of mystery in each object.  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.

 

Senior Movie Schedule

Call 918-2380 for information

 

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.

 

October 24 – Trials of Cate McCall (TV14), Kate Beckinsale, Nick Nolte

October 31 – Still Mine (PG-13), James Cornwell

November 7 – Blended (PG-13), Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore

November 14 – Draft Day (PG-13), Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner

November 21 – Noah (PG-13), Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly

November 28 – NO MOVIE – RECREATION CENTER CLOSED

December 5 – God’s Not Dead (PG), Kevin Sorbo, Shane Harper

December 12 – The Double (PG-13), Richard Gere, Martin Sheen

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       

 

Fall Storytimes

Through December 17

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, and toys.  Class is limited to ten babies and their caregivers.  Pre-registration is required.

 

Toddler Storytime

Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m., for toddlers and young listeners.  Your toddlers will be introduced to stories, flannelboards, fingerplays, songs and crafts that are age appropriate. No registration needed.

 

Preschool Storytime

Thursdays and Fridays, 11:00 a.m., for three to five year olds.  Children will enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, flannelboards, and crafts.  No registration needed.

 

Homeschool Storytime

Wednesdays, 2:30 p.m., for kindergarten-and-up students.  Children will have the opportunity to listen to longer stories, songs, fingerplays, flannelboards and crafts. No registration needed.

 

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, October 28, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

 

Knitting and Crochet

2:00 p.m. 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. 

 

Friday Films

1:30 – 3:30 p.m., through October 31

First Floor Meeting Room, Chapin Memorial Library

 

Join Friday Films starting Friday, October 3 at 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., in the first floor meeting room at Chapin Memorial Library.  The October line up consists of new releases for 2014.  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, October 24        Draft Day

Friday, October 31*       Godzilla (2014)

                        *Halloween – Come in costumes and win a prize!

            Friday, November 7       Lone Survivor

            Friday, November 14     Captain America “The Winter Soldier”

            Friday, November 21     Words & Pictures

            Friday, November 28     NO MOVIE ** Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

 

The Miracle League Soccer 2014 Fall Schedule

James C. Benton Miracle League Field

33rd Avenue North

 

The Grand Strand Miracle League gives children with mental and physical disabilities the opportunity to play soccer.  They use a specialized field that’s ideal for wheelchairs and walkers, and volunteers from all over the Grand Strand serve as “buddies” to help the players with each game.  Everyone plays and everyone wins!  For more information, contact 843-448-7712 or visit http://www.grandstrandmiracleleague.comGames are on the following days…

 

Tuesday, October 28…  Soccer Game at 6:30 p.m.

 

Fireworks!  Throughout the Year

Various Locations in Myrtle Beach

 

Saturday, October 25, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Friday, October 31, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, November 22, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

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

 

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 fun run, visit http://www.mbmarathon.com.

   
         
             
 

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