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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

City Offices and Solid Waste Services

 

City offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28, for Thanksgiving.  Solid waste and recycling will be collected Wednesday, November 26, in both Zone 3 and Zone 4.  No service will be offered Thursday or Friday.  Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

 

Holidays on the Boardwalk

Saturday, November 29 – Saturday, December 27

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Plyler Park

 

Myrtle Beach’s “Holidays on the Boardwalk” celebration is November 29 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 every Saturday at various times and locations.  For more information, visit www.myrtlebeachdowntown.com

 

Saturday, November 29…

12:00 to 4:00 p.m., Camel Rides and Polar Express Train, Ninth Avenue North Street End and the Boardwalk

5:00 p.m., “A Blue Christmas” with Elvis, Ninth Avenue North Street End

6:00 to 8:30 p.m., Santa arrives and other festivities, including musical entertainment by Next Level Showcase and Carolina Vocals, Ninth Avenue North Street End

7:00 p.m., Lighting the Boardwalk, with Mayor John Rhodes throwing the switch!

 8:00 p.m., Free hot chocolate, cookies and holiday music  

 

Friday, December 12…

7:00 p.m., Sidewalk Prophets concert at Ground Zero – see www.MyGroundZero.com.

 

Saturday, December 13…

8:00 p.m., Christmas in Dixie at the Bowery – More information at www.theBowery.com.

 

Sunday, December 21…

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

 

Arbor Day Ceremonies

11:00 a.m., Monday, December 1

Grand Strand Medical Center, Cardiac Rehab Building

 

Myrtle Beach will celebrate Arbor Day at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 1, at the Cardiac Rehab Building (next to the main entrance) at Grand Strand Medical Center.  The annual Tree City USA recognition and Community Appearance Awards will be presented.  For more information, call 843-918-1069. Here’s the schedule of activities…

 

Welcome on behalf of the City of Myrtle Beach– John Pedersen, City Manager

Welcome on behalf of Grand Strand Medical Center – Adam Rudd, Chief Operating Officer

Invocation – Mayor Pro Tem Mike Chestnut

Arbor Day Resolution – Mayor John Rhodes

Trees and Health – Tiffany Keys, Chief Nursing Officer

Tree City USA Recognition – Lois Edwards, SC Forestry Commission

Community Appearance Awards – Larry Bragg and Community Appearance Board

“Thank You,” Doug White – Mayor John Rhodes

Tree Planting in Honor of Doug White – City Manager, Mayor and Council, and Grand Strand Medical Center Officials

 

Reindeer Games (for children ages six to 12)

6:30 – 10:30 p.m., Friday, December 5

Pepper Geddings Recreation Center

 

Hey, parents!  Enjoy a night out while the kids enjoy Reindeer Games!  Children ages six to 12 are invited to enjoy Reindeer Games at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center on Friday, December 5.  From 6:30 – 10:30 p.m., the kids will have a blast playing games, doing crafts, watching a movie and eating pizza, while parents can enjoy an evening off to shop or have a night on the town.  Pre-register by Wednesday, December 3, and pay $14 per City Resident/$25 per Non-City Resident.  After December 3, the fee is $17 City Resident/$30 Non-City Resident.  For more information, contact 918-2280.

 

Celebrate Local Authors

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 6

Meeting Room, Chapin Memorial Library

 

Join in a meet-and-greet with local authors from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 6, at Chapin Memorial Library.  Enjoy hot apple cider and cookies while you talk with authors Peter Warren, Becky Billingsley, Steve Strickland, T.I. Lowe, Sherman Carmichael, Sally Z. Hare, Mary Benedetto, Jim Rogers and Lesta Sue Hardee.  All authors will have their books available for purchase and personalized autographs.  For more information, call the library at 843-918-1275.

 

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.

 

Withers Swash Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Monday, December 1, Train Depot, 851 Broadway Street

South Myrtle Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 2, Compass Cove, 2311 South Ocean Boulevard

Sandygate Neighborhood Watch – 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 3, 1011 Osceola Street

Dunes/Dunes Cove Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 9, Dunes Club, 9000 North Ocean Boulevard

Forest Dunes Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 9, Dunes Club, 9000 North Ocean Boulevard

The Avenues Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 10, Fire Station No. 6, 970 38th Avenue North

Oak Street Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 10, Fire Station No. 6, 970 38th Avenue North

Pine Lakes Estates Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 11, La Quinta Inn, 4709 North Kings Highway

Booker T. Washington Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Monday, December 15, Canal Street Recreation Center, 971 Canal Street

Palmetto Greens Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Monday, December 15, Amenities Center, 2900 Mashie Drive

Piper’s Pointe Neighborhood Watch – 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 16, Piper’s Pointe Main Office, 1310 Piper’s Pointe Lane

Patrick’s Mobile Home Park Neighborhood Watch – 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 16, Main Office, 2000 Highway 15

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

 

Friday Films

1:30 – 3:30 p.m., through December 26

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, November 28           NO MOVIE ** Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, December 5 Holiday Inn, Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire

Friday, December 12           Best Man Holiday, Taye Diggs and Terrance Howard

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

Friday, December 26           NO MOVIE ** Closed for Christmas

 

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.

 

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

 

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, December 5 (Christmas Party)

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)

 

Coats for Kids Campaign – Coast RTA

Drop-off Boxes at Five City of Myrtle Beach locations

Through Tuesday, December 9

 

The City of Myrtle Beach is again participating in Coast RTA’s “Coats for Kids” Campaign, with five drop-off locations at city buildings for your convenience.  Collection boxes are available at City Hall, the City Services Building, Chapin Memorial Library, the Ted C. Collins Law Enforcement Center and the Law Enforcement Center Annex.  Donations of new and gently worn coats, jackets, sweaters, gloves, hats and blankets are accepted through Tuesday, December 9.  Locations are open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Chapin Memorial Library, which opens at 10:00 a.m. and closes at 5:00, 6:00 or 7:00 p.m., depending on the day.  Distribution of the collected coats will occur Saturday, December 13, at 12:00 p.m.

 

Turning and Embellishment: A Demonstration

12:00 – 3:00 p.m., Sunday, December 7

Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum

 

Join artist Binh Pho, along with members of the Wilmington Area Woodturners Association (WAWA), for a second demonstration of woodturning, airbrushing and wood piercing techniques from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m., Sunday, December 7.  Representing WAWA will be Jean Legwin, Omar Rashash, Bob Dougherty, Sharon Kissling, Sid Brooks, Skip Richardson and Byron Rosbrugh.  Watch Binh Pho turn a wood log into a paper thin bowl using a large lathe from 12:00 -1:00 p.m.  He then will demonstrate airbrushing and wood piercing while members of WAWA turn objects on mini lathes from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.  Gallery hours are 10:00 a.m. tp 4:00 p.m., Saturday, and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Sunday.  Visit http://www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org or call 238-2510.

 

Family Holiday Workshop

4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Thursday, December 18

Chapin Memorial Library

 

Join in a fun-filled Family Holiday Workshop from 4:00 tp 6:00 p.m., Thursday, December 18 at the Chapin Memorial Library.  All ages welcome!!  Come help decorate our Gingerbread houses for the library.  Create your own Make-and-Takes: holiday cookies, Kwanza cards, Hanukkah cards, Christmas cards.  Refreshments provided by Friends of the Chapin Memorial Library.  For more information, call 843-918-1275.

 

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.

 

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, 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.

 

Fireworks! Throughout the Year

Various Locations in Myrtle Beach

 

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

 

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

 

Area Business Disaster Recovery Symposium

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

Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel

 

Save the Date!  Join in the Area Business Disaster Recovery Symposium from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 30, at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel.  There will be 25 vendor spaces available at $99 each.  For more information, call 843-918-1069.

 

18th Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon

February 12 – 14, 2015

Registration 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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