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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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“Civilian Response to Active Shooter” Workshops

6:00 p.m., January 25 and 26, at various locations

Call 843-918-1806 for information

 

The public is invited to attend a “Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event” workshop, presented by the Myrtle Beach Police Department.  The classes are designed to prepare civilians with strategies, guidance and survival plans should an “active shooter” event unfold.  Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, the role of law enforcement and civilian response options in such situations.  Contact Crime Prevention Officer Henry Bresadola at 843-918-1806 with questions.  Here are the remaining course dates and locations…

 

6:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 25 – Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane

6:00 p.m., Thursday, January 26 – Mary C. Canty Recreation Center, 971 Canal Street

 

Young Adult Eight-Week Job Readiness Program with Brooks Harper

6:00 to 8:00 p.m., every Tuesday, January 24 through March 21

Pepper Geddings Recreation Center, 3205 North Oak Street

 

A new eight-week program for youth will help them get ready for the work world and make some career decisions.  The South Carolina Department of Commerce and City of Myrtle Beach are partnering to help prepare young adults, ages 15 to 20, through an eight-week training and job readiness program.  The event kicks off at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 24, with a presentation at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center by author, speaker and career expert Brooks Harper.  Everyone is invited to attend.  Topics during the eight-week program include interview skills, the application process, professional appearance, body language, motivation, attitude and more!  Interested individuals must be 15 years old by May 15 to participate.  Program classes occur every Tuesday, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., January 31 through March 21.  The series concludes with a job fair.  Do you know a young person who could benefit from this Job Readiness program?  Bring them to the kick-off on January 24!  For more information, call 843-918-2280.

 

Unguarded:  A Conversation with Chris Herren

7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 26

Myrtle Beach High School, 3302 Robert M. Grissom Parkway

 

The City of Myrtle Beach presents “UnGuarded: A Conversation with Chris Herren,” as part of the city’s ongoing efforts to combat drug abuse and addiction.  Former NBA star Chris Herren tells his story of victory, defeat and recovery in two presentations at Myrtle Beach High School on Thursday, January 26.  Herren’s 2:00 p.m. talk will occur at a student assembly specifically for Myrtle Beach High School.  Then, at 7:00 p.m., the public is invited to attend an encore presentation of Herren’s accomplishments and struggles.  Admission is free.

 

Area Business Disaster Recovery Symposium

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 27

Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel, 2101 North Oak Street

 

Registration is underway for the fourth annual Area Business Disaster Recovery Symposium, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 27, at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel.  The program is designed to help business owners and managers be prepared should a disaster strike.  Recovering quickly from a fire, flood, storm, power outage or other disaster is critical if the business is to survive.  Advance registration is just $25 per person and includes lunch and breaks.  After January 23, registration is $30 per person.  See the on-line registration form at www.citofmyrtlebeach.com/disasterrecovery.pdf.  Contact Diane Moskow-McKenzie at dmckenzie@cityofmyrtlebeach.com or 843-918-1069 for more information.  Here is the schedule…

 

8:00-8:45 a.m.               Registration, Coffee with Vendors

                                             

8:45-9:00 a.m.               Welcome

City of Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes

Horry County Councilman and Myrtle Beach Tourism Committee Chair Gary Loftus

 

9:00-9:30 a.m.               Preparing for What We Know and Don’t Know

WPDE TV Meteorologist Ed Piotrowski

Horry County Emergency Management Director Randy Webster

 

9:30-10:00 a.m.             HAZUS Predictions

City of Myrtle Beach Planner Allison Hardin, CFM

City of Myrtle Beach Planning Technician Bryan Lopez

 

FEMA/Floodplain Mapping

City of Myrtle Beach Planner Allison Hardin, CFM

 

Question and Answer Session

 

10:00-10:30 a.m.           Local Economic Impacts and Getting Back in Business Message Out

Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce President Brad Dean

 

10:30-10:45 a.m.           Break

 

10:45-11:30 a.m.           Insurance Updates

AON Solutions

 

11:30-11:45 a.m.           Getting the Message Out – How It Worked

City of Myrtle Beach Public Information Officer Mark Kruea

 

11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.   Lunch

 

12:15-1:00 p.m. Impacts of Matthew on Lodging and the Restaurant Industry

South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association President and CEO John Durst

 

Impacts of Disasters on State Tourism

South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Director Duane Parrish

 

Let’s Talk About It 2017…  “The Jazz Age:  Charleston and Beyond”

Book distribution is underway…

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

Want to learn more about the Jazz Age?  Chapin Memorial Library invites you to participate in the “Let’s Talk About It” series, beginning in February 2017.  The theme of the book discussion series is, “The Jazz Age:  Charleston and Beyond.”  Book distribution continues through Saturday, January 21, and priority will be given to those with current Chapin Library cardholders.  For those without a CML card, open registration begins Monday, January 23, on a first come, first served basis.  If you do not currently have a CML library card, please bring a picture ID to check out “Let’s Talk About It” books.  This year’s LTAI program is different from previous programs.  “The Jazz Age:  Charleston and Beyond” will consist of books, a movie, lectures on Thursdays and musical events on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

2017 Program Schedule

 

10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, February 2…

History of Jazz in America, presented by Professor Lloyd Kaplan

 

9:30 a.m., Thursday, February 9…

Round Midnight, starring Dexter Gordon (1986 film)

 

10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, February 16…

Coming Through the Slaughter, by Michael Ondaatje, presented by Dr. Timothy Fischer

 

10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, February 23…

Lush Life:  A Biography of Billy Strayhorn, by David Hajdu, presented by Dr. Eric Crawford

 

February Jazz Café

 

5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, February 16…  Dr. Tim Fischer

5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, February 21 and 23…  Lloyd Kaplan & The Aristocats

 

Home Buyer Education Seminar

5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 25

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

Have you dreamed of owning your own home?  Do you know what is required of buyers to purchase a home?  Learn about options and ways to improve your chances of obtaining a mortgage from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, in the first floor meeting room at Chapin Memorial Library.  The seminar is presented by TD Bank.  An RSVP is requested, but not required.  For more information, contact 843-918-1295 or reference@chapinlibrary.org.

 

Teen Event:  Doctor Who Party

1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, January 28

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

From 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, Chapin Memorial hosts a Doctor Who theme party for local teens.  Celebrate the love of all things related to the hit TV show with games, trivia, snacks and much more!  Registration is appreciated, but not required.  For more information, contact 843-918-1293 or youthservices@chapinlibrary.org.

 

2017 Miss Greater Grand Strand Scholarship Pageant

Now accepting contestant applications…

4:00 p.m., Saturday, February 4

The Dunes Club

 

The Greater Miss Grand Strand Scholarship Pageant committee is looking for qualified contestants to participate in the competition on Saturday, February 4, at the Dunes Club in Myrtle Beach.  An official preliminary to the Miss America Scholarship Pageant, the Miss Greater Grand Strand Scholarship Pageant provides young women the opportunity to win scholarship money while fostering personal growth, pre-professional skills, public speaking skills and a community service platform.  Two titles will be awarded, and participants must reside in Horry or Georgetown County.  The Miss Greater Grand Strand Teen division is open to young ladies, ages 14 to 17.  The teen winner will compete in the Miss South Carolina’s Outstanding Teen Pageant, a preliminary to the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant.  The Miss Greater Grand Strand division is open to young women, ages 17 to 24.  The title winner will compete in the Miss South Carolina Scholarship Pageant, a preliminary to the Miss America Scholarship Pageant.  For more information, contact Mr. Joe Flowers at 843-390-0192 or jgflowers7529@gmail.com.

 

Express Yourself Teen Program

Begins Wednesday, February 8

Mary C. Canty Recreation Center, 971 Canal Street

 

Myrtle Beach teens are invited to attend and participate in open mic nights in 2017!  “Express yourself” in a judgment-free environment on various Wednesdays at Mary C. Canty Recreation Center, 971 Canal Street.  Open Mic Night begins Wednesday, February 8, and will occur every other Wednesday night, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., in the recreation center's banquet hall.  If you’d like to participate in this activity and need disability-related accommodations, contact Docshee Moore at docmoore@cityofmyrtlebeach.com or 843-918-1475.  Questions about the program?  Contact Jonah Lanham at jlanham@cityofmyrtlebeach.com or 843-918-1469.

 

Sock Monkey Saturday

1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, February 11

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

When life is driving you bananas, relax by making sock monkeys with family and friends!  Join in on the monkey business from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, February 11, at Chapin Memorial Library.  The sock monkey extravaganza is free to attend!  Participants need to bring scissors and two clean and colorful pairs of socks.  Chapin Memorial Library staff will provide the instructions, stuffing, sewing needles, thread and fun.  Registration isn’t required, but appreciated.  Contact Melissa at 843-918-1282 or kaiza@chapinlibrary.org for information. 

 

Craft Fair Benefiting Food Drive

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, February 12

Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane

 

Attend and shop the third annual craft show featuring more than 75 crafters, both locals and snowbirds, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, February 12, at Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane.  The event features various types of handmade crafts, including wooden wares, pottery, quilts, glass art, jewelry, hand sewn items, wreaths, pets items and more!  Vendor space costs interested crafters only donations of nonperishable food to the Low Country Food Bank.  Shoppers gain entry to the event with nonperishable food donations, too.  Last year, the food drive collected about 1,900 pounds of food and more than $500 in donations.  For more information, contact Mickey Davis at 843-286-2580 or mzdavis@gmavt.net.

 

Tai Chi:  Mind and Body Exercise Classes

Registration is underway…

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., every Monday, February 6 through May 1

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

Back by popular demand, Chapin Memorial Library presents Tai Chi:  Mind and Body Exercise, a 13-week introductory program.  Designed for Tai Chi beginners, ages 18 and older, the classes take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., every Monday, February 6 through May 1.  Registration is underway and participants must commit to the full 13-week period.  For more information or to register, contact warrington@chapinlibrary.org or 843-918-1281.

 

First-Time Homebuyers’ Workshop (rescheduled)

8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 18

Mary C. Canty Recreation Center, 971 Canal Street

 

The Neighborhood Services Department invites the public to a free educational seminar on the process of purchasing a house from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 18, at Mary C. Canty Recreation Center.  A South State Bank representative will be on hand, and attendees will learn the steps to making homeownership a reality!  Registration begins promptly at 8:30 a.m., and refreshments will be served.  For more, call Neighborhood Services at 843-918-1062.

 

Praise Dance Showcase and Competition

5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 25

Mary C. Canty Recreation Center, 971 Canal Street

 

Calling all praise dance teams…  Mary C. Canty Recreation Center invites you to participate in a Praise Dance Showcase and Competition from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 25.  The event celebrates the community’s youth with an evening of positive fellowship and fun.  For more information or to register a praise dance team, contact Doc Moore at 843-918-1475 or docmoore@cityofmyrtlebeach.com.

 

FIRST® Robotics Regional Competition – Volunteers welcome!

Thursday through Saturday, March 2-4

Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 North Oak Street

 

The Myrtle Beach Convention Center again will be the site of the Palmetto Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition, Thursday through Saturday, March 2-4.  More than 60 teams of high school students from South Carolina, the East Coast and Hawaii will build their own robots to compete in this fast-paced event.  Teams warm up Thursday, March 2, 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 local high schools are expected to field a team.  The name of this year’s game challenge is STEAMWORKS and has a “steampunk” flair.  Past and prospective volunteers need to register at https://my.usfirst.org/FIRSTPortal/Login/vims_login.aspx.

 

20th Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon

March 2-4

Registration is underway…

http://www.mbmarathon.com

 

Registration is underway for the 20th annual Myrtle Beach Marathon and accompanying events, to be held March 2-4!  The marathon itself is Saturday, March 4.  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.

 

29th Anniversary Pee Dee Street Rodders’ “Run to the Sun” Car and Truck Show

Thursday through Saturday, March 16-18

www.peedeestreetrodders.com

 

The Pee Dee Street Rodders and the City of Myrtle Beach present the annual “Run to the Sun” Car and Truck Show, Thursday through Saturday, March 16-18, at the former Myrtle Square Mall site.  The annual “Run to the Sun” has been described as the “largest independent car and truck show on the East Coast,” with 3,000-plus cars and trucks from all over the United States.  For more information, visit http://www.peedeestreetrodders.com

 

Second Annual Myrtle Beach Highland Games and Heritage Festival

Friday and Saturday, March 24-25

Grand Park Athletic Complex

 

Let the games begin!  The second annual Myrtle Beach Highland Games & Heritage Festival is Friday and Saturday, March 24-25, at Grand Park Athletic Complex.  From kilts to contests and clans to cabers, you’ll find it at the Myrtle Beach Highland games.  This event is a fundraiser for the Myrtle Beach Regional Pipe Band, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and the Horry County Firefighter Relief Fund.  Highland Games are popular throughout the Carolinas and are renowned for their outstanding entertainment, top Scottish musicians, professional athletes, and champion bagpipe and drum bands from all over the Southeast.  A variety of authentic food, merchandise, souvenirs and beverages from Scotland and Great Britain will be available for purchase.  Opening ceremonies will feature a Mass Pipe Band Performance, a Parade of Tartans, the March of the Clans and Societies, as well as the national anthems of Scotland, Ireland, Canada and the United States.  This event is a “rain or shine” event.  For tickets, visit www.myrtlebeachhighlandgames.com.  For more information, contact Todd Cartner at 843-492-0515 or todd@myrtlebeachpipeband.com

 

6:00 to 10:00 p.m., Friday, March 24…  Friday Night Céilídh Welcome Party

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, March 25…  Highland Games and Festival

 

Art Classes at the Library

3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Second Thursday of the Month

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

Chapin Memorial Library offers art classes from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month, taught by F.G. Burroughs-S.B. Chapin Art Museum’s Arielle Fatuova.  The next class is Thursday, February 9.  Ms. Arielle leads, inspires and guides the group along to create their own works of art!  The art programs are open to students, ages 10 to 14, and pre-registration is required.  Contact 843-918-1293 or nassar@chapinlibrary.org for more information.

 

Family Dance Party

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on various Fridays

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

For the little ones, Chapin Memorial Library hosts the Family Dance Party from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on various Fridays.  The next party is Friday, January 27.  The party consists of a story, fingerplays, movement and music.  This event is geared towards toddlers and pre-schoolers, but all families are welcome.

 

Youth Chess Club

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., First Saturday of the Month

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

Youth of all ages with any chess skill level are invited to join Chapin Library’s new Youth Chess Club that meets from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., on the first Saturday of each month, in the Second Floor Conference Room.  Learn how to play chess, master strategies and learn new tactics that will help improve your game.  This program is organized and run by volunteers, but promoted by the library.  Contact kshartford@gmail.com for more information.

 

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Saturday, February 4 and March 4

 

Topics Trivia

4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Fourth Tuesday of the Month

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

Chapin Memorial Library hosts Topics Trivia every fourth Tuesday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., through December.  Players “show what they know” in this fun and fast-paced competition.  A team consists of one to six players, who answer questions from different topics, such as literature, geography, sports, television, history and movies.  The team with the most points is the winner and prizes are awarded!  Enter your name once each month for the grand prize drawing in December.  Contact Laura at reference@chapinlibrary.org or call 843-918-1295 for more information.  Upcoming dates are:

 

4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 24, February 28 and March 28

 

Films at the Library

1:30 to 3:30 p.m., various Fridays

First Floor Meeting Room, Chapin Memorial Library

 

Chapin Memorial Library invites you to join the cinematic fun on Fridays, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., in the first floor meeting room.  Participants must be 18 years of age, or older.  Children must be accompanied by adults.  Popcorn will be served, and you may bring your own non-alcoholic beverage.  Call 843-918-1275 for details.

 

1:30 p.m., Friday, January 20 – Sully (2016)

1:30 p.m., Friday, January 27 – Magnificent Seven (2016)

1:30 p.m., Friday, February 3 – Deepwater Horizon (2016)

1:30 p.m., Friday, February 10 – The Light Between Oceans (2016)

1:30 p.m., Friday, February 17 – The Accountant (2016)

1:30 p.m., Friday, February 24 – The Girl on the Train (2016)

1:30 p.m., Friday, March 3 – Inferno (2016)

1:30 p.m., Friday, March 10 – The Queen of Katwe (2016)

 

Storytime Schedule

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

Call 843-918-1275 for information

 

Chapin Memorial Library offers free storytimes that provide age-appropriate activities, such as songs, fingerplays, flannelboards, crafts, stories and more!  Storytimes are designed to develop early literacy skills for school readiness.  Every Child Ready to Read® is a project of the Association for Library Services to Children and the Public Library Association, divisions of the American Library Association.  For more information, please call 843-918-1275 or visit www.chapinlibrary.org.

 

Baby Storytime:  Mondays at 5:30 p.m., and Tuesdays at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.  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.

 

Toddler Storytime:  Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.  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.

 

Preschool Storytime:  Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.  For ages 3 through 5 years old.  Children enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, flannelboards and a craft.  Literacy toys are available for after storytime.

 

Family Storytime:  Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.  For children of all ages.  Kids enjoy longer stories, songs, fingerplays, flannelboards and a craft.  Literacy toys are available for parent/child use after storytime.

 

Chapin Chapters Book Club

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Last Tuesday of the Month

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

You’re invited to read The Mountain Story by Lori Lanses and attend the Chapin Chapters Book Club discussion from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 24, at Chapin Memorial Library.  Discussions will be held in the first floor meeting room.  Questions?  Call 843-918-1275 for more information.

 

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 24The Mountain Story by Lori Lanses

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 28The Madonnas of Echo Park by Brando Skyhorse

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 28The Mapmakers Children by Sarah McCoy

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 25The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 23A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara                          

 

Free Legal Clinics

Chapin Memorial Library

Call 843-918-1295 for information

 

Chapin Memorial Library hosts free legal clinics on various topics, including fraud, family law, criminal records, divorce, custody, aging and more.  The clinics consist of a presentation by an attorney, with a question-and-answer session following.  RSVPs are appreciated, but not required.  For more information, contact the library at 843-918-1295 or reference@chapinlibrary.org.

 

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 7, 2017…  End of Life Issues (South Carolina Bar)

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 14, 2017…  Wills, Estates and Probate Issues (South Carolina Bar)

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, 2017…  Landlord and Tenant Issues (South Carolina Bar)

 

Veterans Awareness Series (VAS)

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 Bernard McLeroy from the Myrtle Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Clinic will host the free Veterans Awareness Series (VAS) on the first Monday of each month.  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.   

 

February 6, March 6, April 3, June 5, August 7, October 2, November 6 and December 4

 

Casual Play Game Time (Chess and Checkers)

6:00 to 8:00 p.m., every Monday

Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane

 

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 more details, call 843-918-2380.

 

Senior Bingo at Mary C. Canty Recreation Center

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., every Tuesday, through April 25

Mary C. Canty Recreation Center, 971 Canal Street

 

Have fun and win a prize playing Senior Bingo at Mary C. Canty Recreation Center from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., every Tuesday.  Participants are asked to bring a $1 gift for the prize table.  The Mary C. Canty Recreation Center, located at 971 Canal Street.  Call 843-918-1465 for more information.

 

Quilts of Gee’s Bend:  From Quilts to Prints Exhibition

Through April 23

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

 

The F.G. Burroughs-S.B. Chapin Art Museum presents Quilts of Gee’s Bend:  From Quilts to Prints Exhibition through April 23 at the Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum, 3100 South Ocean Boulevard.  Made by generations of African-American women from isolated, rural Gee’s Bend (now Boykin), Alabama, these quilts have been compared to modernist paintings and improvisational jazz.  The quilts first appeared at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston in 2002 and appeared on the U.S. postage stamp in 2006.  With the innovative composition combination of bold patterns, colors and textures, the quilts continue to grab the imagination and attention of the American public.  The art museum’s “Quilts of Gee’s Bend:  From Quilts to Prints” exhibition offers a limited series of prints and fine art etchings designed by four of the Gee’s Bend quilt makers.  Museum hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.  For more details, call 843-238-2510 or visit http://myrtlebeachartmuseum.org/.

 

Senior Friday Movie Schedule

Call 843-918-2380 for information

Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane

 

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 to movie attendees for $1 each.

 

3:00 p.m., Friday, January 20 – Genius (PG-13), Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman

3:00 p.m., Friday, January 27 – Equals (PG-13), Kristen Stewart

 

Knitting and Crochet Group

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.

 

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.  This dance series is sponsored by the City of Myrtle Beach.  Call 843-918-2380 for more information.

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

 

South Carolina’s Largest Garage Sale

7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 7

Vendor Registration Begins at 9:00 a.m., Monday, June 12

Myrtle Beach Convention Center Exhibit Hall

 

Calling all bargain-hunters…  We have a date!  South Carolina’s Largest Garage Sale returns to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, in the Exhibit Hall.  On-line registration for vendor spaces begins at 9:00 a.m., Monday, June 12.  For more information, contact Nicki Stoddard at 843-918-1235 or nstoddard@cityofmyrtlebeach.com.

 

For more events in the Myrtle Beach area, visit

http://www.visitmyrtlebeach.com/things-to-do/events/

or http://theartsmyrtlebeach.com.

 

   
         
             
 

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