Arts and Entertainment:Swamp Fox Players to present ‘The Constant Wife’ at The Strand

  • Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Swamp Fox Players proudly present “The Constant Wife” directed by Mark Brown at the Strand Theater in downtown Georgetown.

Performance dates are Feb. 28, March 1, 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, March 9 and 16 at 2:30 p.m.

“The Constant Wife” is a social comedy of marital maneuvers in 1930s upper-class London .

Constance discovers that her husband is having an affair with her best friend.

Rather than humiliating herself and others, she denies the affair, defends the two,

and sets about turning bad luck, unfaithful friends, local gossip and a broken heart to her own advantage.

All tickets are $15.

Call 843-527-2924 ext 1# for reservations.

The Strand Theater is located at 710 Front Street in


Brookgreen hosting Black History events

The month of February, in celebration of Black History Month, Brookgreen Gardens offers programs and an exhibit to educate visitors and students about the influence of Gullah Geechee culture.

On Feb. 15, Jessica Harris, Ph.D., Queens College/ CUNY, cookbook author and culinary historian, “Carolina’s Gold: The Rice AND The People” will present a lecture at 1 p.m. in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium.

On display from noon to 4:30 p.m. in Learning Lab One, “Sojun tu Gullah Geechee,” or Sojourn to Gullah Geechee, a traveling exhibit from the Geechee Kunda Center, Riceboro, Ga., showcases the Gullah Geechee Rice Culture with storyboards, photographs, artifacts, tools, relics, and implements.

Brookgreen’s Gullah Geechee Program Series features “Priscilla’s Posse: A (Simulated) Press Conference about Gullah Heritage” on Feb. 19 and 26 at 1 p.m. in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium. The guest lecture, Gullah program series, and the exhibit are free with Garden admission

Gullah Gullah Days engages students and brings Gullah history and culture to life through interactive programs, snacks, and a visit to the new exhibit.

For more information, visit or call 843-235-6000.

The Village Group hosts Movie Night for Black History Month

GEORGETOWN – “Gifted Hands — The Ben Carson Story” will be the featured movie for the Sound of Freedom 2014 Black History Month Celebration on Feb. 25, at 5:30 p.m. at Plantersville Elementary School, 1668 Exodus Dr. in Georgetown.

The program will begin in the PES Multi-purpose room with the PTO/SIC meeting at 5:30 p.m. followed by “Gifted Hands.”

The movie is based on the true story of Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, whose lifelong journey and overcoming childhood obstacles led him to become director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, a best-selling author and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The movie follows Carson’s life from 1961 to 1987.

Attendees will have an opportunity to win a Kindle with the Ben Carson story downloaded, enjoy FREE hot dogs, hamburgers and popcorn.

There will be a “Gifted Hands” book give-a-way and read-A-long during the program.

This 2014 Black History Month event is sponsored by The Village Group, the Cultural Council of Georgetown County, and Plantersville Elementary School.

An Evening at the Opera set for March 9

An Evening at the Opera is planned for March 9, at 4 p.m. in the Music & Arts Center of Myrtle Beach High School in Myrtle Beach.

The event will feature Kirstin Chávez, mezzo-soprano; dancers from Litchfield Dance Arts Academy; and the Carolina Master Chorale

Internationally-acclaimed mezzo-soprano Kirstin Chávez joins the LBS, Carolina Master Chorale and Litchfield Dance Arts Academy for a grand theatrical experience including beloved arias, ensemble numbers, ballet scenes and instrumental showpieces from popular operas.

The program will include selections from “Il Trovatore” and “Aïda” by Verdi; “Samson and Delilah” by Saint-Saëns; “Carmen” by Bizet; “Marriage of Figaro” and “Magic Flute” by Mozart; and much more.

Classical Series performances are held on Sundays at 4 p.m. in the Music & Arts Center of Myrtle Beach High School, 3302 Robert Grissom Parkway in Myrtle Beach.

A pre-concert talk with maestro Charles Jones Evans is at 3:15 p.m. in the cafeteria. Gain insight into the music being performed in this concert.

Tickets are available for all concerts through the Long Bay Symphony office at 950 48th Avenue N., Suite 202, Myrtle Beach, by phone at 843-448-8379, or online at

Cultural Council offers Black History Month events

As part of its Black History Month celebrations, the Cultural Council of Georgetown County invites you to attend a special concert “An Evening of Elegant Jazz” featuring talented saxophonist De’Sean Jones and other great area musicians.

The event will be held Feb. 21 at the

newly-relocated Georgetown County Museum,

120 Broad Street in Georgetown.

Tickets are $30 per person and there will be wine, beer, soft drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Call 843-520-0744 to reserve your space by Feb. 19.

This and other Black History Month events generously sponsored by Dr. Stephen and Camilla Parker.

Additional Black History Month Activities

Feb. 20: Saxophonist De’Sean Jones will conduct a jazz workshop at Carvers Bay High School for students from all four public high schools in Georgetown County. Later that evening a free public concert will be presented, featuring Jones, students who participated in the workshop, and the Browns Ferry Drum Line. 7 p.m. at Carvers Bay High School. Free, with a suggested donation of $10 per person.

Feb. 22: De’Sean Jones and area gospel choirs will perform a “Gospel Celebration.” This will be a free offering, with a suggested donation of $10 per person accepted. Bible Way Church, Georgetown.

Also, throughout the month of February, the Cultural Council is coordinating “Family Movie Nights” in various locations around Georgetown County.

Feb. 28: The Cultural Council will host a special, invitation only reception for renowned children’s illustrator E.B. Lewis, who will be in town for some public school programs.

Call 843-520-0744 for more details.

Pawleys Island Masonic Lodge to hold oyster roast

Pawleys Island Masonic Lodge will hold an oyster roast at Hog Heaven

on Feb. 22 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Admission is $25 per person and children 10 and under are free.

The donation covers all the oysters one can eat and also includes Hog Heavens buffet line including salad and iced tea.

These funds help with support charitable donations including Coats for Kids,

Weekly Readers for Georgetown area elementary schools, and Meals on

Wheels Food Project, etc.

Pawleys Island Masonic Lodge is located at 75 Haunted Trail, just behind the Village Shops on Highway 17, south of the Hammock Shops.

Regular Communications are held monthly on the first Thursday of the month.

Dinner is at 7:15 p.m. and the meeting starts at 8 p.m.

All Master Masons in good standing are welcome.

The Moveable Feast

The Moveable Feast offers literary luncheons with exciting authors at area restaurants.

Since 1998, this popular series of literary luncheons, each featuring an established or debuting author, is held on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a variety of Waccamaw Neck restaurants.

Founded and managed by CLASS, The Moveable Feast showcases authors selected by Litchfield Books.

Books may be purchased from them in advance or at the Feast with a 10-percent discount. After each Moveable Feast, the author adjourns to the bookstore at 2 p.m. to sign for those unable to attend the luncheon. ?Paid reservations for the Moveable Feast are requested by the Wednesday prior to the event.

Most Feasts are $25.

Reservations may be made onsite at Art Works inside the Chocolate and Coffee House at the Litchfield Exchange, online at, or by phone, 843-235-9600.

Feb. 21 — Carla Buckley

(The Deepest Secret) at Inlet Affairs

Eve Lattimore’s family is like every other on their suburban street, with one exception. Her son Tyler has a rare medical condition that makes him fatally sensitive to light, which means heavy curtains and deadlocked doors protect him during the day, and he can never leave the house except at night.

For Eve, only constant vigilance stands between an increasingly restless teenage son and the dangers of the outside world.

Feb. 28 — Robert “Mac” McAllister

(The Lumber Boom of Coastal South Carolina) at Capt. Dave’s Dockside

“Nineteenth-Century Shipbuilding and the Devastation of the Lowcountry Virgin Forests” almost tells the whole story.

The virgin forests of longleaf pine, bald cypress and oak that covered much of the South Carolina Lowcountry presented seemingly limitless opportunity for lumbermen. Henry Buck of Maine moved to the South Carolina coast and began shipping lumber back to the Northeast for shipbuilding.

Buck was followed by lumber barons of the late 19th and early 20th centuries who forever changed the landscape, clearing vast tracts to supply lumber to the Northeast.

The devastating environmental legacy of this shipbuilding boom wasn’t addressed until 1937, when the International Paper Company opened the largest single paper mill in the world in Georgetown and began replanting hundreds of thousands of acres of trees.


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