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The Myrtle Beach Table Tennis Club plays Wednesday and Thursday, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the Base Recreation Center.  Play for $2 or memberships are available.

 

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Corner Icon  Hours...  The Base Recreation Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and by reservation on the weekends.  The city acquired the center when the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base closed.  Since then, the center has been renovated and the parking has been expanded.  It's now part of Grand Park and the lively Market Common District. 


Blue Box  The ballroom at the Base Recreation Center (see photo at right) is available for wedding receptions, retirement parties, family reunions, business meetings, bridal showers, birthday parties and luncheons.  It features a stage and can seat up to 300 people.  Call the center at 843-918-2380 for reservations and rates.


Corner Icon Questions?  E-mail info@cityofmyrtlebeach.com or call (843) 918-1014.  

   

Base Recreation Center

   
 

800 Gabreski Lane  843-918-2380


   
 

The Base Recreation Center is a great place for meetings, games, classes, activities and receptions.  The center includes a ballroom, a stage and several meeting rooms.  Billiards, horseshoes and table tennis are available during business hours and are free!   The Base Recreation Center is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.  The center is available on the weekend by reservation. 

 

50th Anniversary Celebration of Don’t Make Waves

1:00 p.m., Friday, June 9

Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane

 

Commemorate the 50th anniversary of Don't Make Waves, a 1967 MGM Studios’ movie that was partly filmed here and premiered in Myrtle Beach!  On June 9, 1967, MGM hosted the world premiere of Don't Make Waves at the Rivoli Theater on Chester Street.  The film starred Tony Curtis, Sharon Tate (in her debut role) and Claudia Cardinale.  Both Tate and David Draper, who was Mr. Universe 1966, came to Myrtle Beach for the grand opening.  Fifty years later, at 1:00 p.m., Friday, June 9, the Base Recreation Center will host a free screening of Don’t Make Waves at the center, 800 Gabreski Lane.  Everyone's invited to bring a bag lunch, with soft drinks and popcorn available for $1 each.  Questions?  Call 843-918-2380 for more information.

 

Free Wi-Fi…  Free Wi-Fi services are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.  Just bring your own laptop, enjoy some coffee, catch up on the world news and surf the web.

 

Casual Play Game Time (Chess and Checkers)…  Do you like to play strategic games?  Join us for a casual game of chess or checkers at Base Recreation Center from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. every Monday.  It’s free and fun!  Bring a partner and play with deluxe Staunton-style chess pieces.  Free coffee is available.  For details, call 843-918-2380.

 

Bridge…  Bridge is a trick-taking game using a standard 52-card deck. It is played by four players in two competing partnerships, with partners sitting opposite each other.  Millions of people play bridge worldwide in clubs, tournaments, online and with friends at home, making it one of the most popular card games, particularly among seniors. Join us for bridge from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., each Monday.

 

Hand and Foot…  This game is a variation of Canasta.  The Hand and Foot card game is played with four to six standard decks, and was ideally designed for two players, but four to six players can also play in teams of two or three. Usually, the number of decks is one more than the number of players, but it is not standard.  This game is widely famous in North America.  Each player is dealt two hands; the first set of cards is Hand, while the other set is Foot.  The game will be played each Friday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., beginning February 17.

 

Senior Dances…  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 rosaliejack1566@gmail.com for information or to reserve a table. This dance series is sponsored by the City of Myrtle Beach

 

·    Saturday, June 24, 2017

·    Friday, July 14, 2017 (City-Sponsored)

·    Saturday, July 22, 2017

·    Saturday, August 5, 2017

·    Friday, August 18, 2017 (City-Sponsored)

·    Saturday, August 26, 2017

·    Friday, September 8, 2017 (City-Sponsored)

·    Saturday, September 30, 2017

·    Saturday, October 28, 2017

·    Saturday, November 4, 2017

·    Friday, November 17, 2017

·    Saturday, December 2, 2017

 

Senior Movie Schedule…  Enjoy a free movie for adults and seniors every Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the recreation center, located at 800 Gabreski Lane.  Soft drinks and popcorn are available for $1 each.

 

·    3:00 p.m., Friday, June 30 – Rules Don’t Apply (PG-13), Warren Beatty

·    3:00 p.m., Friday, July 7 – Arrival (PG-13), Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker

·    3:00 p.m., Friday, July 14 – Keeping Up with the Joneses (PG-13), Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot

·    3:00 p.m., Friday, July 21 – Inferno (PG-13), Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones

 

Absolute Beginners’ Dance LessonsThis is an easy way to learn some simple dance moves.  You can learn low impact line dance steps.  Variations of the Electric Slide, Cupid Shuffle and Mambo Number Five will be linked into various dance moves.  The class is held in Classroom C, each Monday at 5:30 p.m. An additional advanced beginner class is held each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. This class requires some experience. The fee for one class is $3. You can take both classes for $5.

 

Ballroom Dance Lessons…  Grab a dance partner and get ready to Ballroom dance.  The core elements of ballroom dancing are control and cohesiveness.  You can learn both techniques each Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Base Recreation Center.  Practice is held from 7:30 to 8:00 p.m.  The cost is $10 per class which includes the practice session.  For more information, call Sandra Lucas-Hyde at 843-602-7197 or visit http://www.themusicmachine.dance/.

 

Basic Beginners’ Line Dance Classes…  This class is designed for dancers with very little experience.  Learn basic beginner steps with great music.  The class is held at 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., Thursdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22 and July 6, 13, 20 and 27.  The first class is free; the rest will be $4 each.  For more information, call 843-918-2380.

 

Beginner Novice Dance Lessons… This class requires some dance experience.  With that experience, you can enhance your moves in record time. You will have the opportunity to combine your experience with various line dance steps.  The class is held at 6:30 p.m., each Tuesday.

 

Shag Dance Lessons…  Learn the basic steps for South Carolina’s official dance, The Shag.  The Shag is a type of swing dance that developed during the 1930's and 40's combining nimble footwork with upbeat rhythm and blues known as beach music. You can learn the various Shag steps each Wednesday at the Base Recreation Center.  Sandra Lucas-Hyde teaches a Shag class from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.  Shag practice is held 6:00 to 6:30 p.m.  The cost is $10 per class which includes the practice session.  For more information, call Hyde at 843-602-7197 or visit http://www.themusicmachine.dance/.

 

Senior Bingo at the Base Recreation Center…  Come play every Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Base Recreation Center.  There’s no charge for bingo, but please bring a prize for the prize table!

 

Gametime:  Come enjoy free Pinochle, Chess and Checkers...  In addition to Bridge and Hand and Foot, listed above, Pinochle is played Tuesday nights, starting at 6:00 p.m., at the Base Recreation Center.  Or try your hand at Chess and Checkers, Mondays at 6:00 p.m.

 

Improved Beginners’ Classes…  This class is designed for dancers who have mastered the simple dance moves from the low impact line dance steps.  The class is held at 2:30 p.m., each Wednesday. Each class is $3.  For more information contact Rosalie at rosaliejack1566@gmail.com or call 570-881-0244.

 

Intermediate Dance Classes…  This class allows you to show off your moves you learned in Beginners’ and Improved Beginners’ classes.  You will learn how to incorporate various line dance moves and add some additional complex routines.  Each class is $3.  You can pair the Improved Beginners’ and Intermediate Classes for $5.  For more information contact Rosalie at rosaliejack1566@gmail.com or call 570-881-0244.

 

Line Dance Class…  Learn the latest line dance moves.  Beginners and experienced dancers are welcome. Classes are held from 10:00 a.m., to 12:00 p.m., each Thursday.  Each class is $4 for city residents/ Non-city residents is $10 per class.

 

Line Dance Lessons…  The Base Recreation Center now offers line dancing classes on Wednesdays.  The beginner’s class starts at 2:30 p.m.  The intermediate class begins at 3:30 p.m.  You can learn all the latest party dances. Each class is $3 per person or $5 for two classes. For more information contact Rosalie at rosaliejack1566@gmail.com or call 570-881-0244.

 

Low-Impact Line Dance Classes…  The Base Recreation Center offers the new, Low Impact Line Dance Classes on Tuesdays, beginning August 2.  The beginners’ class starts at 5:30 p.m. The intermediate class begins at 6:30 p.m.  Each class is $3 per person.  For more information contact Rosalie at rosaliejack1566@gmail.com or call 570-881-0244.

 

Low-Impact Line Dance Classes for seniors… Seniors can learn the latest line dance routines at the Base Recreation Center.  The class is held each Tuesday at 5:30 and 6:30.  Additionally, a beginner class is held each Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.  The intermediate class begins at 3:30 p.m. Each class is $3 per person.  For more information contact Rosalie at rosaliejack1566@gmail.com or call 570-881-0244.

 

Partners Choreographed Class… Seniors can learn the latest moves with a dance partner at the Base Recreation Center.  The class is held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., each Wednesday evening.  Each class is $3 per person.  For more information contact Rosalie at rosaliejack1566@gmail.com or call 570-881-0244.

 

Open Studio with Jackie Stacharowski…  This “open” class is being held Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Available options for artwork projects are oil paints, acrylics, watercolors and color pencils.  The cost is $5 per visit for city residents and $10 per visit for non-city residents.

 

Myrtle Beach Table Tennis…  If you enjoy the game of table tennis, come join this competitive group!  All are welcome to play.  The group meets from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, with free lessons offered from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings. 

 

Quilting…  Learn how to make your very own quilt or show off your skills to others from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays at Base Recreation Center.  All are welcome to join this fun and exciting group. 

 

Guitar Lessons…  Base Recreation Center offers lessons with Steve Marino every Wednesday and Thursday and Friday by appointment.  Steve offers quick and easy instructions for the beginner student and theory and technique for the developed guitaristClasses are in one hour sessions beginning at 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Students must have their own guitar and call to schedule a time, with a maximum of four students per time slot.  Fees are $5 a class for residents; $10 a class for non-city residents.

 

If you are interested in teaching a class or workshop, or want to lead a group at the Base Recreation Center, call 843-918-2380.  Program suggestions are welcome!

 

Senior Dances at Base Recreation Center

Various Dates and Times

Call 843-918-2380 for information

 

The Base Recreation Center offers numerous dance opportunities throughout the year for the “over 50” crowd to meet new people, socialize with old friends and dance the night away.  The popular senior dance events feature both couple dancing and line dancing.  Base Recreation Center welcomes and encourages senior single dancers to attend.  Call 843-918-2380 for more information.

  

Senior Dances…  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.

   
         
             
 

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