August 2019 Calendar of Events

2 – The Moveable Feast: Fiona Davis (The Chelsea Girls) at Inlet Affairs. The bright lights of the theater district, the glamour and danger of 1950s New York, and the wild scene at the iconic Chelsea Hotel come together in a dazzling new novel about the twenty-year friendship that will irrevocably change two women’s lives.  From the dramatic redbrick facade to the sweeping staircase dripping with art, the Chelsea Hotel has long been New York City’s creative oasis for the many artists, writers, musicians, actors, filmmakers, and poets who have called it home – a scene playwright Hazel Riley and actress Maxine Mead are determined to use to their advantage. Yet they soon discover that the greatest obstacle to putting up a show on Broadway has nothing to do with their art, and everything to do with politics.  A Red scare is sweeping across America, and Senator Joseph McCarthy has started a witch hunt for Communists, with those in the entertainment industry in the crosshairs.  As the pressure builds to name names, it is more than Hazel and Maxine’s Broadway dreams that may suffer as they grapple with the terrible consequences, but also their livelihood, their friendship, and even their freedom. Spanning from the 1940s to the 1960s, The Chelsea Girls deftly pulls back the curtain on the desperate political pressures of McCarthyism, the complicated bonds of female friendship, and the siren call of the uninhibited Chelsea Hotel. Fri., 11 AM-1 PM, $30, 843.235.9600.

2 – Music In The Park Concert Series presents Blackwater Band (R&B and Beach Music) at Francis Marion Park (750 Front St., Georgetown). Sponsored by Georgetown Business Association, bring a chair, no coolers. Fri., 6-9 PM, free and open to the public, GeorgetownSeaport.com.

7 – Storytime at Hobcaw Discovery Center. Discover a world of imagination while we read books written by children’s author Kevin Kurtz. Recommended for children 7 and under. Wed., 1:30-2:30 PM, free, 843.904.9017.

8 – North Inlet Paddle. See May 13 entry for details. Also offered Aug. 26. Thurs., 9 AM-1 PM, $60/person, 843.904.9017.

9 – The Moveable Feast: Kristan Higgins: (Life and other Inconveniences) at Pastaria 811. A blue-blood grandmother and her black-sheep granddaughter discover they are truly two sides of the same coin. Fri., 11 AM- 1 PM, $30, 843.235.96900.

10 –     Feeding Frenzy. Watch the NERR staff feed the native animals in the Discovery Center and learn about their unique characteristics. Sat., Noon-1 PM, free, 843.904.9017.

10 – Paint-in with Danny McLaughlin at the Litchfield Exchange (14363 Ocean Highway).  See May 4 entry for details. Also offered Aug.  24. Sat., 10 AM-5 PM, $45, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.

14 – Wild Wednesday: Snakes Birthday.  Even our snakes have birthdays! Come to the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center to learn all about them and celebrate with cupcakes, juice and a take home craft.  Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult (free of charge). (Exertion level: Low impact, sitting, crafting.) Reservations required, limited to 20. Wed., 2:30-4 PM, $10, HobcawBarony.org.

15 – Brookgreen 101 presents “The National Sculpture Society Annual Awards Exhibition,” an hour-long public information program sponsored by the Campbell Center for American Sculpture and held in the Welcome Center Conference Room. Thurs., 1 PM, free for members and included with garden admission, 843.235.6000.

16 – The Moveable Feast: Dana Ridenour (Below the Radar) at Pawleys Plantation. FBI Special Agent Lexie Montgomery has been handed the most dangerous undercover assignment of her career: infiltrate a terrorist cell in a foreign country to locate and rescue a missing Dutch undercover operative. During the mission, a charismatic American extremist develops romantic feelings for Lexie. Believing they are of the same mind-set, he takes her to a remote terrorist training camp for indoctrination.  While the Dutch Police and the FBI futilely search for her, events spiral out of control when the cell leader reveals his ruthless and brutal nature. With all ties to the outside world cut, Lexie realizes she must rely on her undercover training and skills in order to survive. Fri., 11 AM-1 PM, $30, 843.235.9600.  21 – Shell ID and Craft. The beaches are vibrant with an ever-changing collection of shells. Join NERR staff to learn how to identify common shells found on South Carolina’s coast. Wed., 1:30-2:30 PM, free, 843.904.9017.

26 – North Inlet Paddle. See May 13 entry for details. Mon., 9 AM-1 PM, $60/person, 843.904.9017.