November 2019 Calendar

1 – The Moveable Feast: Litchfield Books (Holiday Gift Book Picks) at Kimbel’s, Wachesaw. Join the talented staff of our local indie bookstore for their annual preview of holiday gift recommendations: non-fiction, mysteries and children’s books, literature and classics, and current fiction. Gallop through 20 books in 60 minutes for some tips on great reads and good gifts. Advance readers will be given away, but not the endings! Fri., 11 AM-1 PM, $30, 843.235.9600. 

2 – 9th Annual Historic Georgetown Bridge2Bridge Run, one of coastal South Carolina’s premier half-marathons. The 13.1-mile race winds through historic Georgetown, showcasing the area’s lowcountry beauty and historic charm. The designated charity is Friendship Place, working to provide people with the opportunity overcome crises and work toward self-sufficiency. For more than 17 years, they have fed the hungry, provided job readiness training, and worked to creatively and cost-effectively meet the unmet needs of the Georgetown County Community. After the run, enjoy the 10th Annual Taste of Georgetown! There will also be a 12k, 5k and Kids Fun Run, visit Bridge2BridgeRun.com. 

2 – OLLI@CCU Saturday Lecture Series on Political and Economic Systems at the Conway Education Center (290 Allied Dr.) presents Holley Tankersley on “Democratic Political Systems.” Additional program Nov. 16. Sat., 10 AM-Noon, free and open to the public, 843.349.5002.

2 – Paint-in with Danny McLaughlin at the Litchfield Exchange (14363 Ocean Highway, behind Applewood House of Pancakes). See July 27 entry for details. Also offered Nov. 16. Sat., 10 AM-5 PM, $45, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.

2 – The 10th Annual Taste of Georgetown will raise money for the Family Justice Center. More than 20 popular local eateries, will participate in the “restaurant crawl” along Front Street in Georgetown. Food sample tickets $1 each or 23 for $20 (most food samples cost $3, beverages $2). Advance tickets from the Family Justice Center or during the event onsite. Sat., 12:30-3 PM, $20 for 23 tickets, 843.546.3926.

2 – Brew at the Zoo. This craft beer tasting will feature more than 30 regional and national selections and offers a rare opportunity after-hours to see Brookgreen’s Native Wildlife Zoo. Guests receive a signature tasting glass and enjoy a silent auction hosted by The Friends of Brookgreen Gardens. Only open to those 21 and over. Sat., 5:30-8:30 PM, $40 members, $45 nonmembers, $20 designated drivers, 843.235.6000 or www.brookgreen.org/BrewattheZoo.html.

3-5 – Women’s Fall Retreat with Lee Brockington at Sea View Inn. Celebrate history, ecology and sisterhood with local treasure Lee Brockington at “girls camp,” eating Gullah meals prepared and served by Gullah women, and learning lessons of time and tide. Arrive for Sunday dinner at noon, depart after breakfast on Tuesday. Six meals and gratuities included. $400, double occupancy; $450, single. 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.

4 – OLLI@CCU Lecture Series on Gullah Geechee Culture and Heritage at the Litchfield Education Center (14427 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island). Topic to be announced. Additional programs Nov. 11 and Nov. 18. Mon., 1-3 PM, free and open to the public, 843.349.6584. 

6 – Plantation Sportsmen Series: Black River History and Hunting. Wild game and the culture of quail. Join Hobcaw Barony staff on a day-long charter bus trip to see three different locations off of the Barony that offer a glimpse into the lives of plantation sportsmen of the past and present. Gain an understanding of history, ecology, and land management by visiting historic sites, homes, and churches on the Black River north of Georgetown and into Williamsburg County. This program will exhibit a shooting demonstration at Backwoods Quail Club, a large Southern midday dinner as well as a lecture after lunch by Dr. Richard Rankin, author of the recently released When There Were Wild Birds. Rankin, is a historian, hunt club partner and headmaster of a Gastonia, NC school, who has been both hunter and observer while writing of three generations of family members who hunted in the mid to late 20th century as quail declined. This day-long field trip will explore many areas of interest for hunters and non-hunters alike. (Exertion level: moderate impact, sitting, standing for long periods, walking) Reservations required. Wed., 9 AM-5 PM, $125, HobcawBarony.org.

7 – FOWL 1st Thursday at Waccamaw Library presents “Soul Food: Mepkin Abbey’s Recipe for Healthful, Spiritual Meals.” Trappist monk Father Joe Tedesco describes physical and spiritual benefits of Abbey cooking. Thurs., 10 AM, free and open to the public, dturner@gtcounty.org.

8 – The Moveable Feast: Scott Sharpe (A Wild Eden) at Pastaria 811. Haunted by hazy nightmares from his youth and driven by guilt, Jack tries to uncover why his father kept such a considerable part of his life from them all. The secrets Jack uncovers might shake the foundation of the refuge he hopes to create. When finally faced with the truth, he realizes that sometimes secrets are best left buried on the river bottom. Fri., 11 AM-1 PM, $30, 843.235.9600. 

8 – OLLI@CCU and CCU’s Department of History presents a War & Society Colloquia with Philip Whalen on the French Revolution at the Conway Education Center (290 Allied Dr.). Fri., 1:30 PM, free and open to the public, 843.349.5002. 

9 – Murrells Inlet 2020 16th Annual Oyster Roast Live music (rain or shine). Bring an oyster knife or buy one at the roast. Proceeds benefit MI2020. Sat., 11:30 AM-3 PM, $36 Early Bird, $42 day of, 843.357.2007.

11 – The Litchfield Beautification Foundation will have a display of 80 American flags along the Litchfield corridor Hwy 17 medians from Sandy Island Road to Baskerville Road to celebrate Veterans Day. For more information or to make a donation, LBF29585.com.

11 – Georgetown’s annual Veterans Day Parade. Parade participants will assemble at East Bay Park at 3 PM to march as a unit or ride in personal vehicles up Front Street to Wood Street. Participants are responsible for their own banners, flags and signs. All civic clubs, Boy and Girl Scout troops, churches and other organizations are welcome to participate. Local merchants and residents are asked to display American flags, banners and bunting throughout the weekend. Mon., 4 PM, 843.546.3745 or paigebsawyer@gmail.com.

11 – Bike to the Boardwalk. See Sept. 3 entry for details. Bring your own bike (all terrain tires recommended), helmet, water, snack. Weather permitting. Also offered Nov. 25. Mon., 10 AM-12:15 PM, free, 843.904.9017.

11 – OLLI@CCU Lecture Series on Gullah Geechee Culture and Heritage at the Litchfield Education Center (14427 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island). Topic to be announced. Additional program Nov. 18. Mon., 1-3 PM, free and open to the public, 843.349.6584. 

15 – Mindfulness in the Marsh. High tide is a special time to experience the beauty and unique features of the saltmarsh ecosystem. Join North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve for a morning of mindfulness and guided meditation that draws on the peaceful setting at our marsh boardwalk. Registration required, limited to 14, weather permitting. Fri., 9-11 AM, free, 843.904.9017.

15 – The Moveable Feast: Mary Whyte (We The People: Portraits of Veterans in America) at Pawleys Plantation. In concert with her solo exhibition of the same title at Charleston City Gallery (Oct. 25-Dec. 22), acclaimed artist Mary Whyte has captured the essence of what it means to be an American today. In 2010, she set out on an inspirational seven-year mission to paint fifty large scale watercolor portraits of current day American veterans. We the People is the resulting remarkable series depicting military veterans of all ages and in all walks of life. Images including a Missouri dairy farmer, Rhode Island lobsterman, Pennsylvania science teacher, South Carolina single mother, and 46 other moving portraits are showcased together – culminating in a timeless portrait of and for the American people. Fri., 11 AM-1 PM, $30, 843.235.9600. 

16 – Fish Printing. Looking for a homemade holiday gift? Enjoy art at North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve using a method of printmaking that traditionally utilizes fish and sea creatures. Bring your own bag, shirt, hat, etc. Also offered Dec. 20. Sat., 10 AM-Noon, free, 843.904.9017. 

16 – OLLI@CCU Saturday Lecture Series on Political and Economic Systems at the Conway Education Center (290 Allied Dr.) presents Jonathan Acuff on “Varieties of Tyranny: From Autocracy to Totalitarianism.” Sat., 10 AM-Noon, free and open to the public, 843.349.5002.

16 – Miss Ruby’s Kids Kitchen Tour. Visit elegant kitchens and historic homes from Georgetown to Litchfield. Kitchen Tour registration will be at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (65 Crooked Oak Dr., Pawleys Island) in conjunction with St. Peter’s Apple Dumpling Sale. Sat., 10 AM-4 PM, tickets in advance are $30 (beginning 9/1/2018), 854.527.0277 or missrubyskids/net.

16 – Paint-in with Danny McLaughlin at the Litchfield Exchange (14363 Ocean Highway, behind Applewood House of Pancakes). See July 27 entry for details. Sat., 10 AM-5 PM, $45, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.

16 – Light Up the Lawn for the Kaminski House Museum’s 250th Birthday Party! You are invited to join the Kaminski House as we celebrate the museum’s 250th Birthday by flipping the switch to “Light Up the Lawn” for the museum’s holiday lighting display for the first time. Dance under our oaks by the Sampit River to the big band sounds of the Andrew Thielen Big Band. Specialty pizzas will be provided by Landolfi’s Pizza. All proceeds will benefit the museum’s interior restoration project. Sat., 5:30-7:30 PM, $15 adults and children 13 and over, $5 for children 12 and under, 843.546.7706 or KaminskiMuseum.org.

18 – OLLI@CCU Lecture Series on Gullah Geechee Culture and Heritage at the Litchfield Education Center (14427 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island). Topic to be announced. Mon., 1-3 PM, free and open to the public, 843.349.6584. 

21 – Brookgreen 101 presents “Winter Holidays at Brookgreen Plantation,” an hour-long public information program sponsored by the Campbell Center for American Sculpture and held in the Welcome Center Conference Room. Bring your lunch, listen, and learn with us! Thurs., 1 PM, free for members and included with garden admission, 843.235.6000.