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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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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 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.  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.  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

 

AARP Smart Driver Course

9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 25

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

Take the AARP Smart Driver Course and become a better driver!  The four-hour class will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 25, at Chapin Memorial Library.  Refresh your driving skills while learning new rules of the road and strategies to help you become a smarter, safer driver.  Fees are $15 for AARP members or $20 for non-members.  To reserve a seat, call Judy Chamberlain at 843-945-4455.

 

Car Seat Checkpoint Safety Event

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 25

Target, Seaboard Commons, 1150 Seaboard Street

 

Are you a new parent, wondering about car seat installation for the first time?  Then come to the Car Seat Checkpoint Safety Event, hosted by the ‎Myrtle Beach Fire Department from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 25, at the Seaboard Commons’ Target in Myrtle Beach.  Firefighters, DHEC technicians and Safe Kids Worldwide representatives will check car seats for proper installation, or install them for you, if needed.  Educational materials also will be provided courtesy of the ‪Myrtle Beach Fire Department Public Education Unit.  Target will offer reduced prices on some car seats in the store, too.  For details, contact Lieutenant Jonathan Evans at 843-918-1221.

 

Nine-Ball Pool League Players’ Meeting

10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 25

Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane

 

If you have skills on the pool table, then sign up to participate in the Nine-Ball Pool League at Base Recreation Center!  Registration continues through Wednesday, June 29.  The players’ meeting is set for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 25.  The league meets every Tuesday, from March 28 through May 16.  Registration costs $10 and an additional $2 per week.  All games are played at the Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane.  For more information, contact 843-918-2380 or baserec@cityofmyrtlebeach.com.

 

Fraud and Scam Prevention Program

10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 28

Train Depot, 851 Broadway Street

 

The City of Myrtle Beach Seniors Advisory Committee and AARP are co-sponsoring this free Fraud Prevention Program at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 28, at the Train Depot, 851 Broadway Street.  Learn indispensable fraud and scam prevention information from speakers and professionals.  Representatives from the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs, Horry County Sheriff’s Office, Horry County Police Department and Myrtle Beach Police Department will be on-hand.  The program includes a question-and-answer session.  Call 843-918-1014 for information.

 

International Student Outreach Program (ISOP)

9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 30

Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 North Oak Street


The Myrtle Beach Police Department hosts the International Student Outreach Program (ISOP), an educational business meeting for employers and sponsors from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 30, at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.  Topics include J1 program responsibilities and what the Grand Strand community does to assist students and businesses throughout the summer season.  Questions?  Contact 843-918-1366 for more details.

 

Grand Strand Optimist Club presents Safety on Wheels

9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 1

First Presbyterian Church School, 3810 Robert Grissom Parkway

 

On Saturday, April 1, the Grand Strand Optimist Club hosts the Safety on Wheels Bike Safety Event at First Presbyterian Church School from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.  The Myrtle Beach Fire and Police Departments will be on hand to educate kids about bike safety.  Bicycle helmets will be available to kids in need while supplies last.  Event highlights include bike inspections, safety instruction, bike decorations, bike parade, face painting and more!  Questions?  Contact Pat Henry at 843-231-6738 for more information.

 

Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival

11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, April 1

Pavilion Site, Ocean Boulevard

www.myrtlebeachfoodtruckfestival.com

 

Myrtle Beach and the Downtown Redevelopment Corporation are excited to announce the Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival, a new culinary event, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, at the former Pavilion site on Ocean Boulevard.  The festival is free to attend and features live entertainment, delicious food trucks, restaurant booths, kids’ activities, vendors and more!  For more information and vendor applications, see www.myrtlebeachfoodtruckfestival.com.

 

New Directions presents Second Annual “Compassion through Fashion”

7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, April 1

Oleander Ballroom, Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes

 

Are you the creative type?  Then attend or participate in “Compassion through Fashion,” a fashion show for a good cause where the fashion is made with stuffed animals, playing cards, seashells, pasta, glow sticks and more!  New Directions for Men, Women, and Families will hold this unique fundraiser at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, April 1, in the Oleander Ballroom at Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort, 8400 Costa Verde Drive.  Businesses, churches and corporations are encouraged to participate as designers, too.  New Directions of Horry County is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that operates four homeless shelters in Myrtle Beach.  Tickets for the event are $50 and may be purchased at the “Compassion through Fashion” event site, http://bit.ly/compassionthroughfashion.  Questions?  Contact kjenkins@helpnewdirections.org for more information.

 

MBPD presents “Help Stop Domestic Violence”

6:00 p.m., Monday, April 3

Train Depot, 851 Broadway Street

 

You can “Help Stop Domestic Violence” by attending an educational seminar presented by the Myrtle Beach Police Department.  The workshop begins at 6:00 p.m., Monday, April 3, at the Train Depot.  Attend and learn the warning signs and how to help family members and friends in domestic violence relationships.  Real-life domestic violence victims will be on hand to share their stories.  Food will be provided by Dunkin Donuts.

 

Military Appreciation Days Schedule

May 1-31, 2017

www.militaryappreciationdays.com

 

Myrtle Beach’s Military Appreciation Days is a month-long celebration of our military men and women, and the city celebrates with a jam-packed schedule of events.  The celebration includes the Military Appreciation Days parade, to be held on Saturday, May 27, on Farrow Parkway at Grand Park.  The Military Appreciation Committee is retuning the parade and picnic to the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend at The Market Common.  Come meet Grand Marshal Alek Skarlatos that Saturday and enjoy the Big Family Picnic, various exhibits and a live performance by the Andrew Thielen Big Band.  Parade entries are being accepted now!  For details and parade registration, visit www.militaryappreciationdays.com. 

 

Second annual Horry County JR ROTC Drill Meet, 9:00 a.m., Saturday, May 6 – A competition among local high school ROTC drill teams, at the Pelicans’ stadium.  Free.

 

Military Family Members Event (Blue Star Mothers), 12:00 p.m., Saturday, May 6 – Event follows the JR ROTC Drill Meet in the Picnic Area at the Pelicans’ stadium.  New and prospective military families are encouraged to attend to learn from current and former military members and their families.  Free.

 

Military Appreciation Days Dinner Dance, 6:00 p.m., Thursday, May 25 – The event features delicious food and a live band in the Ballroom at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel.  Tickets are $30 per person and are available at City Hall or from one of Horry County’s veterans groups, especially Vietnam Veterans of America.  (You do not have to be a veteran to attend.)  Come dine and dance with us!

 

Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ Military Appreciation baseball game, 7:05 p.m., Saturday, May 13 The game honors military veterans (gates open at 5:00 p.m.), at TicketReturn.Com Field.

 

M.O.A.A. Grand Strand Golf Tournament, Thursday, May 25 – Registration and lunch begin at 12:00 p.m.  The tournament kicks off with a shotgun start at 2:00 p.m. at Heritage Golf Course.

 

Military Appreciation Days Parade, 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 27 – Parade takes place along Farrow Parkway at The Market Common and features Alek Skarlatos as Grand Marshal.  Free.

 

Big Family Picnic, Alek Skarlatos, Music, Exhibits and more, 12:00 p.m., Saturday, 27 – Immediately after the parade, the picnic event begins in Valor Memorial Garden and features exhibits, live music from the Andrew Thielen Big Band.  The Omar Chef Shriners provide the picnic fare.  Free.

 

Memorial Day Veterans’ March, 9:00 a.m., Monday, May 29 – Veterans come together to march side by side along Ocean Boulevard, from 16th Avenue North to Ninth Avenue North.

 

Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony, 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 29 – The ceremony is sponsored by the City of Myrtle Beach’s Military Appreciation Days Committee and takes place at the Convention Center Plaza.  Music begins at 10:30.  Free and open to the public.

 

Memorial Day Tribute Film, 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 29 – The annual film is shown at Grand 14 Cinemas, located at The Market Common.

 

Rebuilding Financially after Domestic Crisis (Six-Session Series)

6:00 to 7:00 p.m., various Thursdays

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

Chapin Library offers a series about “Rebuilding Financially after Domestic Crisis” on various Thursdays in March and April.  Randall Davis, a Grand Strand Prosperity Center financial literacy counselor, will be on hand at Chapin Memorial Library to present these free and informative classes.  The library hosts the series from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays.  Seating is limited, so please reserve your spot at least a week in advance.  Classes will be held contingent upon participation.  In consideration of others, no children are allowed, so please make arrangements in advance.  For more information or to RSVP, please contact reference@chapinlibrary.org or call Laura at 843-918-1295.

 

March 30 – Expenses and Income

April 6 – Creating and Using a Budget

April 13 – Necessities for Finding a Job

 

March 2017 Upcoming Neighborhood Watch Meetings

Various Times, Dates and Locations

 

The following Neighborhood Watch meetings are scheduled for the next few weeks.  Call Crime Prevention Officer Henry Bresadola at 843-918-1806 for more information.

  • Cresswind Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, Clubhouse, 1947 Cresswind Boulevard

  • Bay Pointe Neighborhood Watch – 4:00 p.m., Thursday, March 23, 1401 Fisher Place

  • Monticello Neighborhood Watch – 5:00 p.m., Thursday, March 23, 1300 Osceola Street

  • Pine Lakes Estates Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 23, Fire Station No. 6, 38th Avenue North

  • Old Pine Lakes Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 23, Fire Station No. 6, 38th Avenue North

  • Ramsey Acres Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, 1115 Highway 15

 

Celebrate National Library Week

Monday through Saturday, April 10-15

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

Chapin Memorial Library celebrates National Library Week, April 10-15, to highlight the changing role of libraries and library staff.  Today, libraries offer more than books.  They help bridge the digital divide, providing free access to information, technology and online resources.  For more information, contact Deb at 843-918-1281 or warrington@chapinlibrary.org.

 

Monday, April 10

 

Reading Buddies…  Chapin Library invites kids to practice reading with a canine buddy at 1:00 p.m.  Pre-Registration is required.

 

Genealogy 101…  The library hosts “Genealogy 101,” a fun and educational class for those who want to begin researching family history from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Pre-Registration is required.

 

Tuesday, April 11

 

Puppet Show:  Mother Goose and Friends, by Becky’s Box of Puppets…  Kids, ages three and older, will have a blast seeing this puppet show at 10:00 a.m.

 

Picnic in Chapin Park…  Chapin Library invites families to join in on the picnic fun from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Chapin Park, located at 1400 North Kings Highway.  Bring blankets, a picnic lunch and family members to enjoy free music performed by Shamrocks in the Wind.  Lemonade and water will be provided.  (If the weather does not permit the outdoor event, the picnic will be held in the Adult Non-Fiction Room.)

 

Wednesday, April 12

 

Puppet Show:  Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears, by Becky’s Box of Puppets…  At 11:00 a.m., kids, ages five and older, will enjoy a host of colorful animals as they bring this popular African folktale to life.

 

Kids’ Book Craft…  The library invites kids to attend and create crafts based on a classic book at 1:00 p.m.

 

Teens’ Game Night…  At 4:00 p.m., teens are welcome to participate in Teens’ Game Night!  Board games, video games and snacks galore make this event fun for everyone.

                                                                                                                 

Thursday, April 13

 

Family Storytime…  Children of all ages enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft at 10:00 a.m.  Literacy toys are available for parent/child use after storytime.

 

Genealogy 102…  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the library hosts “Genealogy 102,” the second educational class for those who want to continue researching family history.  Pre-Registration and completion of Genealogy 101 is required.

 

Chapin’s Craft Corner:  Mini Book Charm…  Adults join Wanda from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. to make a book charm that attaches to keychains and necklaces to celebrate National Library Week 2017.  Registration is required by Monday, April 10.

 

Friday, April 14

 

Family Dance Party…  Parents and small children have a Family Dance Party at 11:00 a.m.  The event includes a story, movement and music!  The party is especially fun for toddlers and preschool-aged children, but all families are welcome.

 

Teens’ Fandom Wars…  Teens who love books, movies or TV shows will have a blast at 4:30 p.m. playing games and meeting other teens who share the same interests.

 

Saturday, April 15

 

Teen Movie:  Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them  Teens, come and see the newest movie in the Harry Potter universe at 2:00 p.m.

 

Easter Egg Plunge 2017

1:00 and 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 14

Registration is required by Thursday, April 13

Mary C. Canty Recreation Center, 971 Canal Street

 

Registration is underway for the popular Easter Egg Plunge event set for Friday, April 14, at the Mary C. Canty Recreation Center, 971 Canal Street.  The free family event is for children, ages three to 12.  Activities begin at 1:00 p.m. for small children, ages three and four.  Parents must be in the water for small children to participate.  The fun continues at 1:30 p.m. for children, ages five to 12.  The afternoon event includes a meet-and-greet with the Easter Bunny, diving for eggs in the pool and playing games, along with candy and prizes.  Registration is required by Thursday, April 13.  To register, call 843-918-1476 or 843-918-1463.

 

Second Annual Neighbor to Neighbor Open House

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 22

Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium, 1004 Crabtree Lane

 

The City of Myrtle Beach and Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium host the second annual Neighbors Open House event from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22.  Come out and get to know your neighbors and community members!  The event features good music, vendors, food, competition, fellowship, community appreciation, workshops and more.  Questions?  For vending, entertainment, general information or to sign up for a workshop, contact Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium at 843-918-2355.

 

Workshop #1 – First-Time Homebuyers Workshop with Ann Ingelson, Seashore Properties

Workshop #2 – Weight Loss Seminar with Dr. Scott Dwyer

Workshop #3 – Decorating Demo with Annette

Workshop #4 – CPR Training with Instructor Ed Kochan

 

The Miracle League Spring 2017 Schedule

James C. Benton Miracle League Field

Miracle League Field, 33rd Avenue North

 

The Grand Strand Miracle League gives children with mental and physical disabilities the opportunity to play baseball, golf and soccer.  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 on the Spring 2017 season, call 843-448-7712 or visit www.gsmiracleleagues.com.

 

Baseball League

·    10:00 and 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 25, Miracle League Field D

·    6:00 p.m., Friday, March 31, Miracle League Field

·    12:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day

·    10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 8, Miracle League Field D

·    6:00 p.m., Friday, April 21, Miracle League Field

·    10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 29, Miracle League Field D

·    10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 6, Miracle League Field

·    10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 13, Miracle League Field

·    1:30 p.m., Friday, June 2, Miracle League Field

 

Soccer League

·    6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, Miracle League Field

·    6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, Miracle League Field

·    6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, Miracle League Field

·    6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, Miracle League Field

 

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, March 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 information.

 

April 13 – Yarn Paintings

 

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, April 11…  Landlord and Tenant Issues (South Carolina Bar)

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 9…  Elder Law Issues:  Housing, Abuse, Neglect (South Carolina Bar)

 

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, April 1 and May 6

 

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 details, call 843-918-2380.

 

Adult Coloring Club

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., First and Third Wednesday of the Month

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

 

Do you miss coloring? If so, then come and join the Chapin Memorial Library Coloring Club!  Participants must be 18 years of age or older, and the club will meet from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month in the large conference room on the second floor at Chapin Memorial Library.  We will supply a few sample pages, coloring pencils and relaxing music. Or, bring your own coloring book and pencils.  Questions?  Contact 843-918-1275 or reference@chapinlibrary.org.

 

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 5 and 19

 

Senior Dances at Base Recreation Center

Various Dates and Times

Call 843-918-2380 for information

 

This popular dance series at the Base Recreation Center Ballroom has become a year-round event for the “over 50” crowd to meet new people, socialize with friends and dance the night away.  All dances are from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets are just $7 per person and may be purchased at the door.  The Base Recreation Center welcomes and encourages senior single dancers to attend.  Call the center at 843-918-2380 or contact Rosalie at 570-881-0244 or rosaliejack1566@gmail.com for more information or to reserve a table.

 

·    Friday, March 24, 2017 (City-Sponsored)

·    Saturday, March 25, 2017

·    Saturday, April 1, 2017

·    Saturday, May 20, 2017

·    Saturday, June 3, 2017

·    Friday, June 16, 2017 (City-Sponsored)

·    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

 

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.  Contact Kim at 843-918-1295 or felton@chapinlibrary.org.   

 

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

 

Express Yourself Teen Program

6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Every Other Wednesday

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 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.

 

March 22 and April 5

 

March 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:  Tuesdays at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.  For ages four months to 20 months old.  Children enjoy rhymes, fingerplays, music, bubbles and age appropriate toys with your child.  Limited to 12 babies and their caregivers per session.  Pre-registration is required.

 

Toddler Storytime:  Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.  For toddlers, 20 to 35 months old, 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 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 use after storytime.

 

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 date is March 24.  The party consists of a story, fingerplays, movement and music.  This event is geared towards toddlers and pre-schoolers, but all families are welcome.

 

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. 

 

4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 28 and April 25

 

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 Mapmakers Children by Sarah McCoy and attend the Chapin Chapters Book Club discussion from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, 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, 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

 

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, March 24 – Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016)

1:30 p.m., Friday, March 31 – Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

1:30 p.m., Friday, April 7 – Baby, Baby, Baby (2015)

1:30 p.m., Friday, April 14 – Arrival (2016)

1:30 p.m., Friday, April 21 – Collateral Beauty (2016)

1:30 p.m., Friday, April 28 – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2016)

1:30 p.m., Friday, May 5 – Solace (2015)

1:30 p.m., Friday, May 12 – Doctor Strange (2016)

1:30 p.m., Friday, May 19 – Nocturnal Animals (2016)

 

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, March 24 – Coming Through the Rye (PG-13), Alex Wolff, Stefania Owen

3:00 p.m., Friday, March 31 – Ben-Hur (PG-13), Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell

3:00 p.m., Friday, April 7 – The Sea of Trees (PG-13), Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts

3:00 p.m., Friday, April 14 – Independence Day:  Resurgence (PG-13), Liam Hemsworth

3:00 p.m., Friday, April 21 – Mr. Church (PG-13), Eddie Murphy

3:00 p.m., Friday, April 28 – The Legend of Tarzan (PG-13), Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson

 

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 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/.

 

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.

 

Myrtle’s Market Re-Opens Wednesday, April 12

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

Mr. Joe White Avenue at Oak Street

 

Myrtle’s Market re-opens for the season on Wednesday, April 12, with a full complement of vendors offering homegrown produce, fresh fruits and unique food items.  The farmers market will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, at the intersection of Mr. Joe White Avenue and Oak Street.  For more information, call Troy Marron at 843-918-4906.

 

Third Annual “Blue Lights and Red Stripes” Flag Football Game 2017

Myrtle Beach Police and Fire Departments, plus the Boys and Girls Club

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 29

Ashley Booth Field, 704 33rd Avenue North

 

The Myrtle Beach Police and Fire Departments are teaming up with the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand for an exhibition-style flag football game at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 29, at Ashley Booth Field.  Admission is free, and donations to the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand are welcome.  Each team will be represented by several members from their respective department, along with several Boys and Girls Club members.  Enjoy four eight-minute quarters of regular style flag football and cheer on the teams!  The goal is to build a greater friendship among our public servants and our youth.  For more information, contact Dione Buonto at 843-712-1977.

 

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, August 7

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.  Online registration for vendor spaces begins at 9:00 a.m., Monday, August 7.  For more information, contact Nicki Stoddard at 843-918-1235 or nstoddard@cityofmyrtlebeach.com.

 

Fireworks! Throughout the Year (scheduled so far)

Various Locations in Myrtle Beach

 

Thursday, April 13, after the game Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Saturday, April 15, 8:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, April 15, after the game Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Monday, May 1, after the game Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Saturday, May 6, after the game Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Saturday, May 13, after the game Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Saturday, June 3, after the game Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Tuesday, June 6, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, June 10, after the game Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Tuesday, June 13, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, June 14, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Tuesday, June 20, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, June 21, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Thursday, June 22, after the game Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Friday, June 23, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, June 24, after the game Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Sunday, June 25, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Tuesday, June 27, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, June 28, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Friday, June 30, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Tuesday, July 4, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Tuesday, July 4, after the game Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Tuesday, July 4, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Thursday, July 6, after the game Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Friday, July 7, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Tuesday, July 11, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, July 12, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Thursday, July 13, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Friday, July 14, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, July 15, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Tuesday, July 18, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, July 19, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Thursday, July 20, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Friday, July 21, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, July 22, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Sunday, July 23, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Tuesday, July 25, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, July 26, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Friday, July 28, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Tuesday, August 1, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, August 2, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Thursday, August 3, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Friday, August 4, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, August 5, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Sunday, August 6, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Tuesday, August 8, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, August 9, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Friday, August 11, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, August 12, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Tuesday, August 15, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, August 16, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Friday, August 18, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Tuesday, August 22, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, August 23, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Saturday, August 26, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Tuesday, August 29, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, September 2, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Sunday, September 3, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Tuesday, October 31, 8:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, November 25, 8:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, December 2, 8:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Sunday, December 31, 8:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

 

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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