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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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AARP Smart Driver Course

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 29

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

Take the AARP Smart Driver Course and become a better driver!  The four-hour class is offered at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, August 29, at Chapin Memorial Library.  Refresh your driving skills while learning new rules of the road and strategies to help you become a smarter, safer driver.  Fees are $15 for AARP members or $20 for non-members. To reserve a seat, call Judy at 843-945-4455.

 

Tai Chi Classes

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Thursdays, beginning September 3

Chapin Memorial Library

 

Tai Chi:  Mind and Body Exercise is a 13-week introductory program hosted by Chapin Memorial Library.  Designed for Tai Chi beginners, the classes will be led by instructor Dawud Hasan, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Thursdays, beginning September 3.  For registration and more information, please call 843-918-1275.

 

Tenth Annual Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival

Friday and Saturday, September 4 and 5 (Labor Day weekend)

Horry Georgetown Technical College Conference Center and The Market Common

 

The 10th Annual Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival is set for Horry-Georgetown Technical College’s Grand Strand campus on Friday and Saturday, September 4 and 5.  Festivities at this family-friendly event begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and again at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday.  It’s free to attend!  More than 30 barbecue teams are signed up to compete, so come prepared to eat.  The Kansas City Barbecue Society will present the competition awards at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.  Enjoy the Myrtle Beach Car Club show on Crabtree Lane, with more than 100 specialty cars, then try your hand at the cornhole competition from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., while listening to live music... 

 

Friday, September 4

6-7:30 p.m. – The Harvest

8-9:30 p.m. – Miracle Max and the Pet Monsters

 

Saturday, September 5

12:00 to 1:15 p.m. – Pocket Fuzz

1:45 to 3:00 p.m. – Carolina Midnight

5:00 to 6:00 p.m. – KCBS Awards Ceremony Announcements

6:30 to 7:45 p.m. – Paul Grimshaw Band

8:15 to 9:30 p.m. – NTranze

 

Horry-Georgetown Technical College is at 950 Crabtree Lane, near Grand Park and The Market Common.  New additions for 2015 include smoked ribs, barbecue sandwiches and plate combos available for purchase.  Parking is free and available throughout The Market Common area.  For more festival information and schedules, visit www.myrtlebeacheventinfo.com or call 843-855-0527. 

 

Labor Day Holiday

City Offices Closed

Monday, September 7

 

City offices will be closed Monday, September 7, for Labor Day.  However, solid waste and recycling will be collected on their regular schedule on Monday and throughout the week.  For more information, call the Solid Waste Division at 843-918-2160.

 

Free Legal Clinic on Consumer Law Issues

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 8

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

Get answers from lawyers on various consumer law topics, such as loans and credit cards, during this free legal clinic at Chapin Memorial Library.  The clinic begins at 6:30 p.m. with a 30 to 45 minute presentation on laws, credit cards, loans and legal rights.  A question-and-answer session will follow, providing attendees time to speak directly with the attorney.  Reservations are appreciated, but not required.  For more information, visit www.scbar.org/clinics or call the South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Program at 843-799-6653, extension 158.

 

Free Social Security Workshop

1:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 16

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

Chapin Memorial Library will host a free Social Security educational workshop, presented by SocialSecurity.gov Representatives from the Conway Social Security Office will be on hand to guide attendees through the sign-up process for a free online account.  The account allows secure access to personal Social Security information, where you can check your Social Security statement, check earnings, estimates of future retirement, disability, survivor benefits and more.  RSVPs are appreciated, but not required.  For more information, contact Deb at 843-918-1281.

 

The Miracle League Baseball 2015 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 on the fall 2015 season, contact 843-448-7712 or visit http://www.gsmiracleleagues.com.

 

September Games:

6:00 p.m., Thursday, September 10 – Opening Night

10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 19

6:00 p.m., Friday, September 25

 

October Games:

10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 3

6:00 p.m., Friday, October 9

10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 17

10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 24

6:00 p.m., Friday, October 30 – Halloween Game Night

 

The Miracle League Soccer 2015 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 on the fall soccer season, call 843-448-7712 or visit http://www.gsmiracleleagues.com

 

Soccer Practices:

6:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 1

6:00 p.m., Thursday, September 17

6:00 p.m., Thursday, October 1

6:00 p.m., Thursday, October 15

6:00 p.m., Thursday, October 22

 

Season Finale:

6:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 27 – Coastal Carolina University (CCU vs. Charleston Southern)

 

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.

 

Bay Pointe Neighborhood Watch – 4:00 p.m., Thursday, August 27, 1401 Fisher Place

Monticello Neighborhood Watch – 5:00 p.m., Thursday, August 27, 1300 Osceola Street

Golden Mile Neighborhood Watch 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 1, La Quinta, 4709 North Kings Highway

Sandygate Village Neighborhood Watch – 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 2, 1011 Osceola Street

The Dunes Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 8, 9000 North Ocean Boulevard

Forest Dunes Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 8, 9000 North Ocean Boulevard

The Avenues Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 9, Fire Station No. 6, 38th Avenue North

Pine Lakes Estates Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 10, La Quinta, 4709 North Kings Highway

Piper’s Pointe Neighborhood Watch – 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 15, 1310 Piper’s Pointe Lane

Patrick’s Mobile Home Park Neighborhood Watch – 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 15, 2000 Highway 15

Carolina Breeze Neighborhood Watch – 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 16, 100 Cedar Street

Emmens Preserve Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 16, Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane

The Highlands Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 16, Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane

The Market Common Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 16, Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane

Seagate Village Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 16, Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane

The Reserve Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 16, Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane

Withers Preserve Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 16, Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane

Booker T. Washington Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Monday, September 21, Canal Street Recreation Center, 971 Canal Street

Palmetto Greens Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Monday, September 21, 2900 Mashie Drive

Ramsey Acres Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 22, 1115 Highway 15

Bay Pointe Neighborhood Watch – 4:00 p.m., Thursday, September 24, 1401 Fisher Place

Monticello Neighborhood Watch – 5:00 p.m., Thursday, September 24, 1300 Osceola Street

Old Pine Lakes Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 24, Fire Station No. 6, 38th Avenue North

 

Senior Movie Schedule

Call 843-918-2380 for information

Base Recreation Center

 

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.

 

August 28 – Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (PG-13), Joel Courtney, Jake T. Austin

September 4 – Taken 3 (PG-13), Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker

September 11 – 23 Blast (PG-13), Mark Hapka, Bram Hoover

September 18 – McFarland (PG), Kevin Costner

September 25 – Black or White (PG-13), Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer

October 2 – Survivor (PG-13), Milla Jovovich, Pierce Brosnan

October 9 – 5 Flights Up (PG-13), Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton

October 16 – Woman in Gold (PG-13), Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds

October 23 – Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (PG), Kevin James

October 31 – Jupiter Ascending (PG-13), Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum

 

Senior Dances with Rosalie

Base Recreation Center

Call 843-918-2380 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 to 10:00 p.m.  Please contact Rosalie at 570-881-0244 or rosalie182@att.net for information or to reserve a table.

 

Saturday, September 26

Saturday, October 31 (Halloween Party)

Saturday, November 7

Saturday, December 5 (Christmas Party)

 

Veterans Awareness Series (VAS) 2015

1:00 to 3:00 p.m., First Monday of the Month

Second Floor Meeting Room, Chapin Memorial Library

 

Attention, veterans, family members and friends of veterans!  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.  Topics include counseling, re-entry, housing, mental health, education, compensation and employment.  Veterans can also 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.   

 

October 5

November 2

December 7

 

Oktoberfest 2015

October 10 through 11 (two days!)

http://myrtlebeachdowntown.com

 

The Oceanfront Merchants Association and City of Myrtle Beach will sponsor Oktoberfest on Saturday and Sunday, October 10 and 11, on Ocean Boulevard.  Admission is free!  The festival will showcase live music, games, retail vendors and traditional German food and beverages.  For more information, call 843-997-6695 or visit http://www.myrtlebeachdowntown.com/.

 

Fall Storytimes

September 1 through December 17

Chapin Memorial Library

 

Chapin Memorial Library offers free storytimes that provide age-appropriate activities, such as songs, fingerplays, flannelboards, crafts, stories and more.  Fall Storytimes begin September 1 and end December 17.  For more information, please call 843-918-1275.

 

Baby Storytime:  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.

 

10:30 a.m., Tuesdays, September 1 through December 15

 

Toddler Storytime:  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.

 

11:00 a.m., Wednesdays, September 2 through December 16

 

Preschool Storytime:  For ages 3 through 5 years old.  Children enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, flannelboards and a craft.  Literacy toys are available for parent/child use after storytime.

 

11:00 a.m., Thursdays, September 3 through December 17

 

School Age Storytime:  For kindergarteners and older children.  Children enjoy longer stories, songs, fingerplays, flannelboards and a craft.  Literacy toys are available for parent/child use after storytime.

 

2:45 p.m., Wednesdays, September 2 through December 16

 

Myrtle’s Market

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays

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 information, call Troy Marron at 843-918-4906.

 

Hot Summer Nights

Plyler Park and the Boardwalk District

Through September 1 – last weekend coming up!

 

Kidz Carnival…  The Kidz Carnival, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. each Monday, is the perfect time to enjoy live performances, inflatables, face painters, stilt walkers, balloon artists and caricature artists in Plyler Park.  The kids will love it!

 

LIVE Music in Plyler Park… Join us in Plyler Park for the “Board Rocking Concert Series,” every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, from 8:00 until 11:00 p.m.!  The free, live music will feature a vast range of genres that include local, rock, country, jazz, pop, reggae, R&B, funk and more.

 

Fireworks from the Second Avenue Pier…  Please join us for the big fireworks show every Wednesday night at 10:00 p.m., with a special show Saturday, September 5, for the Labor Day weekend.  The display occurs on the Second Avenue Pier and is visible from the beach and boardwalk throughout the downtown area.

 

LIVE Music at 9th Avenue Stage…  Every Wednesday, the Ninth Avenue North Stage will host free, live music from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.  The evening will feature a vast range of music genres, including local rock, country, jazz, pop, reggae, R&B and funk bands.

 

Boardwalk’s Got Talent in Plyler Park…  Local and regional performers of all ages will compete for a $1,000 prize package from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., Friday, August 28, with the big finale show on Friday, September 4.

 

Sunday Celebrations in Plyler Park…  Local and regional artists will perform a variety of music genres for everyone to enjoy from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m., Sunday, August 30.

 

FIRST Robotics Regional Competition – Volunteers welcome!

Thursday through Saturday, February 24 – 27, 2016

Myrtle Beach Convention Center

 

The Myrtle Beach Convention Center again will be the site of the Palmetto Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, Thursday through Saturday, February 24 through 27, 2016.  More than 60 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 24, 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.  All 12 Horry County high schools are expected to field a team.  To become a volunteer, visit https://my.usfirst.org/FIRSTPortal/Login/vims_login.aspx. (Last year’s volunteers need to re-register.) 

 

Norman Rockwell’s Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn Exhibit

Through September 20

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

 

On loan from the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA, this exhibit features 16 signed, limited-edition prints gifted by the artist himself.  The F.G. Burroughs-S.B. Chapin Art Museum continues the tradition of family-friendly exhibits with Norman Rockwell's Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, on display through September 20.  The prints are from this quintessentially American artist's own collection of illustrations he created to accompany Mark Twain's famous works for publisher Heritage Press in 1935.  Visitors will enjoy kid-friendly, interactive exhibit stations designed and constructed by Coastal Carolina University’s Theatre Department representing key themes from Rockwell and Twain’s work.  Wander past the famous fence that Tom Sawyer was instructed to whitewash as punishment for his wrongdoings.  Sit at a vintage school desk and create your own portrait using Rockwell’s style.  For the perfect family photo, put on a costume and hop on Huck and Jim’s wooden raft!  Museum hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday.  For more information, call 843-238-2510. 

 

“Before I Die” Interactive Art Project

Through September 29

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

 

Leave your mark on the “Before I Die” Interactive Art Project mural, on the grounds of the S.B. Chapin-F.B. Burroughs Art Museum.  Visitors can ponder the meaning of life and fill in the statement, “Before I die, I want to _____.”  Guests are encouraged to share their own personal aspirations as well as reflect on the writings of others.  New Orleans artist Candy Chang conceived a project in which individuals reflect on the meaning and purpose of life.  With permission from an abandoned house’s owner, Chang painted the side of a neighborhood house with chalkboard paint and stenciled in a grid with the phrase, “Before I die, I want to _____.”  Leaving chalk for passers-by, the house became an interactive art project.  Since then, more than 550 “Before I Die” walls have been created in more than 35 languages and 70 countries.  Museum hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday.  Admission is free, but donations are welcomed.  For more information, call 843-238-2510. 

 

Steve Jameson:  Ode to the Grand Strand

Through September 13

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

 

Celebrate the Grand Strand through this charming exhibition of more than 40 paintings that will put a nostalgic smile on your face!  A long-time Myrtle Beach resident and member of the National Watercolor Society, artist Steve Jameson makes his debut solo exhibition at his hometown art museum.  Jameson paints under the pseudonym “Cedar” and finds a special charm in older, abandoned buildings.  Check out his lively paintings of Grand Strand locations.  Museum hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday.  Admission is free, but donations are welcomed.  For more information, call 843-238-2510. 

 

John Baeder’s Views of the American Road Star Exhibit

Through September 20

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

 

Artist John Baeder offers a nostalgic road trip to some of these nearly forgotten totems of American life.  The exhibit, John Baeder's Road Well Taken, includes 36 paintings based on three decades' worth of photographs collected while traveling around the country.  Come see his paintings at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum.  Museum hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday.  Admission is free, but donations are welcomed.  For more information, call 843-238-2510. 

 

Sandy Logan’s Abstract Photography Exhibit

Through September 20

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

 

When is a photograph not a photograph? When it's a work by Charleston artist and architect Sandy Logan, whose photographs focus in on such detail that their subject becomes something of a mystery.  Logan's works are featured in an exhibit titled Sandy Logan: Ironic Abstraction, now open at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum.   The exhibit runs through September 20.  Museum hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday.  Admission is free, but donations are welcomed.  Call 843-238-2510. 

 

Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon Weekend

October 17 through 18

http://www.runmyrtlebeach.com

 

The Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon Weekend returns to the Grand Strand with events to be held October 17 - 18.  The Mini Marathon itself is 13.1 miles and is being held on Sunday, October 18.  The weekend events will include a two-day Health and Fitness Expo, a Coastal 5K, a one-mile Doggie Dash benefiting the Grand Strand Humane Society, and Sunday’s Mini Marathon.  Race highlights will include surfboard themed medals for all finishers, participation tee shirts, post-race beach party and more!  For registration, visit http://www.runmyrtlebeach.com

 

Saturday, October 17

7:30 a.m. - Coastal 5K

9:15 a.m. - Doggie Dash

 

Sunday, October 18

7:00 a.m. - Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon

 

19th Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon

March 3 through 5, 2016

Registration is underway…

http://www.mbmarathon.com

 

Registration is underway for the 19th annual Myrtle Beach Marathon and accompanying events, to be held March 3-5, 2016!  The marathon itself is Saturday, March 5, 2016.  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.

 

Fireworks! Throughout the Year (scheduled so far)

Various Locations in Myrtle Beach

 

Sunday, August 30, Following the Pelicans Game – TicketReturn.com Field

Saturday, September 5, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, September 5, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

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

Saturday, November 14, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

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

   
         
             
 

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