Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Thursday, February 27
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP – MURRELLS INLET: Waccamaw Community Hospital 1st floor classroom at 1:30 p.m. Information at 652-1281 or 652-1638.
Free trees: Trees for Tomorrows ‘Tree Party’ weekend was a success but they still have trees left over. Several hundred dogwood and Northern red oaks are free to the public for the asking. Call 843-457-8126 or email email@example.com.
FRIENDS & FAMILY CPR – MURRELLS INLEt: Wachesaw Conference Center at 4367 Riverwood Dr., Suite 160 in Murrells Inlet 6 to 8 p.m. Adult CPR is covered but emphasis is on pediatric CPR. Fee $20 per couple or $10 for individual. Pre-registration required call 520-8490 or register via the hospital’s website.
Friday, February 28
Health insurance: Free enrollment fair for those who have questions or need assistance enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Waccamaw Community Hospital from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
ribbon cutting: There will be a ribbon cutting at e’ellese event logistics solutions at noon, 102B South Merriman Road, Georgetown.
Blood drive: The drive is scheduled for 12:30-5:30 p.m. in the American Red Cross blood mobile, which will be located in the parking lot at HealthPoint. Appointments will take priority, but walk-ins are welcome. Appointments can be made by calling 843-527-7173 or going to http://www.redcrossblood.org. HealthPoint is located at 12965 Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island.
In addition to having a valid ID, blood donors must be healthy, be at least 17 years old and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds.
MENTAL HEALTH: Mental Health America in Georgetown County Board of Directors will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Georgetown County Library, 405 Cleland St. Call Everlena Lance, board chairwoman, at 527-1435.
Saturday, March 1
Veterans benefits workshop: There will be a Veterans benefits workshop from noon to 2 p.m. at the Georgetown Outreach Ministries (The Meeting Place,) 2921 Highmarket St., Georgetown.
Great american clean-up: Keep Georgetown Beautiful will be hosting the annual Great American Clean Up 9 to 11 a.m. with lunch served afterwards at Ben Cooper Park on the corner of Prince and Lafayette Street. Volunteers are needed to pick up litter on assigned streets and areas throughout the city of Georgetown. Trash bags and trash grabbers will be supplied by Keep Georgetown Beautiful. Call 545-4100 for more information.
Sunday, March 2
gospel sing out: Coastal Carolina University’s annual Gospel Sing Out will be held at 4:30 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium. The event is part of the Spring 2014 African American Legacy and Multicultural Celebration. Admission is free; however, tickets are required. Wheelwright Auditorium is located at 108 Spadoni Park Circle on CCU’s main campus in Conway. For more information and tickets, call the Wheelwright Box Office at 843-349-ARTS (2787).
Mt. Zion missionary baptist church: Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 365 Parkersville Road, Pawleys Island, presents 2008 American Idol contestant, Jeffrey Lampkin and the Francis Marion University’s gospel choir at 4 p.m.
Monday, March 3
Pancake supper: The 15th annual Pawleys Island Kiwanis Pancake Supper to benefit JOY School and other Kiwanis Kids programs will be held at Eggs Up Grill in Litchfield. Eat in or take out. Tickets are $5 each and will be available at the door. Serving time is 4:30-7:30 p.m. Food and facilities are donated by Eggs Up so all money goes to Kiwanis programs.
The Waccamaw Neck Computer Club: Photography SIG (Special Interest Group) will hold its monthly meeting from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Georgetown County Library, Waccamaw Neck Branch, located at 24 Commerce Lane, Pawley’s Island. This meeting will featuring Bill Jordan (Darkness-to-Light Photography) who will be sharing some of his favorite photos from “Shooting the Smokies.”
PARKS/REC COMMISSION: The Georgetown County Parks and Recreation Commission will meet at 6 p.m. at the Beck gym, adjacent to Georgetown County School District on Church St. Call 545-3323.
Alzheimer’s and other Dementias Caregiver Support Group: Alzheimer’s and other Dementias Caregiver Support Group meets the first Monday of the month from noon to 1 p.m. at Holy Cross Faith Memorial Church Chapel, 85 Baskervill Dr. Pawleys Island. Call 237-3459 for further information.
Tuesday, March 4
Mardi gras parade: The second annual Mardi Gras parade and celebration will be held at 6 p.m. at the Town Clock on Front St. in Georgetown.
Pancake dinner: All 4 Paws Animal Rescue will be having their annual “Pawcake Dinner” at Applewood’s House of Pancakes in Pawleys Island on March 4th from 5 – 7 p.m. All funds raised will support the work of the 501 (c)(3), no kill shelter, which is staffed by volunteers. Dinner will include a triple stack of Applewood’s famous pancakes, eggs, bacon or sausage, a drink and your tip for only $10 per person. Tickets for the dinner are available at the shelter located at 67 Waverly Road in Pawleys Island which is open to the public Tuesday – Saturday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Georgetown Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.: A shoe drive will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in front of Georgetown County School District Administration Building located at 2018 Church Street. Brand new or gently used men’s, women’s, and children’s shoes will be accepted. This service project is in collaboration with UNCF and Alpha Kappa Alpha and Zeta Phi Beta sororities. The Kelly Company will make a monetary donation to support student scholarships and operating support to the five UNCF South Carolina institutions.
AIRPORT COMMISSION: The Airport Commission will meet at 6 p.m. at Georgetown County Airport. To contact the commission, call chairman John Meehan at 235-8811. To contact the airport, call Rick Westfall at 545-3638.
SHERIFF’S ADVISORY: The Sheriff’s Citizens Advisory Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office, 430 N. Fraser St. in Georgetown. Call 436-6020.
Wednesday, March 5
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary: Flotilla 12-10 of Georgetown meets the first Wednesday of every month. Are you looking for a volunteer position that puts you in touch with the boating community? Members participate in safety patrols, vessel examinations and safe boating courses. They also attend community events such as the Wooden Boat Show to keep people aware of safe boating practice. Boat ownership is not a requirement. For information, please contact Ed Wozniak, Human Resources Officer, at tel. (843) 545-9750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WAVE WEDNESDAY: Support Waccamaw High School by dining at the Murrells Inlet area Chick-fil-A from 5 to 8 p.m. Ten percent of all sales made during these hours will be donated to WHS.
bbq fundraiser: There will be a BBQ fundraiser at Pawleys Island Community Church from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. to support the ministry of Pawleys Island Christian Academy. The cost is $10. Lunch delivery service is offered for businesses ordering five or more plates in Georgetown, Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet. For information call the school office at 237-9293.
Pawleys Island bridge club: The Pawleys Island Bridge Club meets weekly at J.D.’s Steakhouse, 13089 Ocean Hwy., Pawleys Island, on Monday afternoons at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m., Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m., Thursday morning at 10 a.m. and Friday morning at 10:15 a.m. For more information email PIBC@sc.rr.com or visit the Club’s Web site at pawleysislandbridgeclub.com.
ISLAND SERENITY AFG: The Island Serenity Al-Anon Family Group meets at 10 a.m. in the Parish House at Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church, 1113 Baskervill Dr. and Highway 17 Bypass in Pawleys Island.
MIDWAY AFG: The Midway Al-Anon Family Group meets at 8 p.m. in the Sandtrap Room at Tupelo Bay Golf Clubhouse, 1800 Business 17 South in Garden City.
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