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Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon Weekend

October 18 through 19

http://www.runmyrtlebeach.com

 

The Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon Weekend returns to the Grand Strand with events to be held October 18 - 19.  The Mini Marathon itself is Sunday, October 19, and expects to welcome more than 5,000 runners, not counting family and friends.  The weekend events will include a two-day Health and Fitness Expo, a Coastal 5K, a one-mile Doggie Dash, and the 13.1 mile Mini Marathon.  For registration and more, visit http://www.runmyrtlebeach.comThe mini-marathon begins at 7:00 a.m., Sunday, October 19, at Coastal Grand Mall and finishes by 12:00 p.m. on the Boardwalk at Ninth Avenue North.  Expect temporary road closures at several locations, including Grissom Parkway, Ocean Boulevard and 62nd Avenue North.  A map of the course and expected road closure times is available at www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/minimarathonmap.pdf. Please plan ahead to get to your destination. Remember that US 17 (the “bypass”) is not involved in the half-marathon route. 

 

“Fright Nights” (and Zombies!)

8:00 to 11:00 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, October 3 through November 1

Ocean Boo-levard and the Boardwalk

 

The Halloween season is in full swing with “Fright Nights” every Friday and Saturday evening, October 3 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., Saturdays, October 18 and 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.

 

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)

 

Annual “Walk for the Animals” Festival

1:00 – 5:00 p.m., Sunday, October 26

Valor Memorial Garden, 1120 Farrow Parkway

 

Join the Grand Strand Humane Society for the Annual “Walk for the Animals Festival” from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, October 26, at a new location!  The event will be held for the first time at Valor Memorial Garden in The Market Common.  Enjoy pet-related contests, games and a parade!  Some of the Humane Society’s dogs will be showcased and available for adoption.  For more information, please contact 843-918-4911.

 

Futrell Park Tree Planting for “Neighborwoods Month”

8:00 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 8:00 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.  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.  For more information, call Diane Moskow-McKenzie at 843-918-1069 or visit www.neighborwoodsmonth.org

 

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.

 

“Hurricane Hugo: The Batiks of Leo Twiggs”

Saturday, September 20, 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, September 20 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 to South Carolina’s Low country, his childhood home.  Twiggs was born in St. Stephen in 1934.  An opening reception for this and for the Dixie Dugan exhibit will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Saturday, September 20.  Admission to the reception is free for Museum members and $10 for non-members.  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.

 

Dixie Dugan: A Retrospective

Sunday, September 21, 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, Saturday, September 20 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.  An opening reception for the Dixie Dugan exhibit and the Hurricane Hugo exhibit will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Saturday, September 20.  Admission to the reception is free for Museum members and $10 for non-members.  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 2014 Veterans Awareness Series (VAS)

1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Mondays, October 13 and November 10

First Floor Meeting Room, Chapin Memorial Library

 

Are you a veteran or family member of a veteran?  We want to know who you are and hear from you.  Come and learn about library and veterans resources available to you 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.  Three programs are planned at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 13 and 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.

 

Free Legal Clinics

Tuesday, October 14

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

Get answers from lawyers on various topics during free legal clinics at Chapin Memorial Library.  Topics 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, September 16 – Criminal Records (6:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, October 14 – Family Law Issues (6:30 p.m.)

 

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 17 – Duck Dynasty: Duck Days of Summer (TVPG), The Robertson’s

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

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

 

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., August 26 – December 16, 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., August 27 – December 17, 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., August 28 – December 19, for three to five year olds.  Your child will enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, flannelboards, and crafts. No registration needed.

 

Homeschool Storytime

Wednesdays, 2:30 p.m., August 27 – December 17, 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

 

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, October 11               Sponsored by PJRK Consulting, LLC

Special Guest, St. Andrews Catholic

Church

10:00 a.m. – Rays/Pirates vs.

Marlins/Pelicans

10:00 a.m. - Mariners

Friday, October 17                    6:00 p.m. – Rays/Pirates vs.

                                                 Marlins/Pelicans

                                                 6:00 p.m. - Mariners      

Friday, October 24                    Halloween Night, Sponsored by

                                                 Sam’s Club

 6:00 p.m. – Rays/Pirates vs.

 Marlins/Pelicans

 6:00 p.m. - Mariners

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

                                                  Marlins/Pelicans

                                                 10:00 a.m. - Mariners    

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

                                                  Marlins/Pelicans

                                                  10:00 a.m. – Mariners

 

Myrtle’s Market

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Mr. Joe White Avenue at Oak Street

www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/market.html

 

Myrtle’s Market is ready for the summer! Stop by the market at the intersection of Mr. Joe White Avenue and Oak Street.  Fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables are available at Myrtle’s Market from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.  Contact Troy Marron at 843-918-4906.

 

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. 

 

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 7…    Soccer Game at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 14…  Soccer Game at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 21…  Soccer Game at 6:30 p.m.

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

 

Fireworks!  Throughout the Year

Various Locations in Myrtle Beach

 

Saturday, August 30, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, August 30, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Sunday, August 31, Following the Pelicans Game – TicketReturn.com Field

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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