Myrtle Beach Friday Fax Memo

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1.   Next week’s meeting schedule is attached.

2.   Want to become part of the technology workforce and learn how to write code?  Attend monthly meet-ups and free workshops at Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North, to achieve your goal.  Everyone’s invited to attend the meet-ups at 3:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month, beginning October 16.  And, at 5:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month, beginning November 7.  The City of Myrtle Beach is pleased to be a partner in helping our tech force “level up.”  For more, visit

3.   NS Promotions hosts the annual Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon and Coastal 5K on Saturday and Sunday, October 19-20, in Myrtle Beach.  The Coastal 5K event is 6:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 19, at The Market Common.  The Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon is 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Sunday, October 20.  The mini marathon route begins at Coastal Grand Mall, travels down Robert Grissom Parkway, loops on 62nd Avenue North to North Ocean Boulevard, and ends by the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk (Ninth Avenue North).  For a route map, see

4.   Looking ahead, the City of Myrtle Beach’s free 2019 Health Fair is set for 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 23, at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center, 2115 Sports Center Way.  Everyone’s invited to attend, meet with local providers, pick up educational materials and receive free screenings.  Questions?  Contact Carolyn Wheaton at 843-918-1114 or

5.   Consider giving the gift of life alongside City of Myrtle Beach employees at the American Red Cross Blood Drive from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 23.  The blood drive takes place during the 2019 Health Fair.  For more, contact Carolyn Wheaton at 843-918-1114 or

6.   Want to learn more about the City of Myrtle Beach’s efforts to support the technology, entrepreneur and artisan communities?  Attend the next eMYRge event from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 24, at Ground Zero, 940 Chester Street.  The event series is hosted by the city’s Technology Advisory Group and covers the city’s progress in the new Arts & Innovation District.  To join the discussion, RSVP at  

7.   Looking for something to do in Myrtle Beach?  Visit our Events webpage for a comprehensive list of activities.  See file of city-related festivals, concerts, programs and more is updated weekly.

8.   Bargain-hunters by the thousands packed the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on October 5 for the 31st Annual South Carolina’s Largest Garage Sale, and that’s the subject of our Photos of the Week.  Nearly 250 vendors offered a little bit of everything, as you’ll see in the photos.  Items ranged from vintage to unusual and from collectable to unique, with something for everyone. 

9.   Did you know...  That the Myrtle Beach Convention Center hosted 332 events during fiscal year 2018-19, which ended June 30?  Total attendance at the Convention Center for all of those events was estimated at 673,000 people.

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