October 2019 Calendar

1 – OLLI@CCU Lecture Series: Hear the life story of local celebrity, Conway’s Mayor, Barbara Blain-Bellamy, at the Conway Education Center (290 Allied Dr.). Tues., 10-11:50 AM, free and open to the public, 843.349.5002. 

1 – 1st Tuesday Lecture Series at Georgetown County Museum presents researcher, author and historian Ted Gragg on “Search and Recovery of the Cannons of the CSS PeeDee.” (This lecture was previously scheduled during Hurricane Florence.) Free and open to the public (donations welcome), Tues., 5:30 PM, 843.545.7020.

2 – Books At The Barony: Gertie: The Fabulous Life of Gertrude Sanford Legendre, Heiress, Explorer, Socialite, Spy. If ever there was a woman like Belle Baruch, it would have to be Gertrude Sanford Legendre! “Gertie,” born in Aiken, SC and owner of Berkeley County’s Medway Plantation, lived a 20th century life full of fun, adventure, and drama. She and Belle were quite similar; from their girlhoods during New York City’s Gilded Age, to their adult lives as equestriennes, hunters, naturalists, and adventurers. Yet, while Belle was a member of US Naval Intelligence – patrolling her own beach for U-boats, Gertie worked for the OSS – the original American spy agency – during World War II which led to her imprisonment by the Nazis and eventual escape. Journalist and writer Kathryn Smith, of Georgia and South Carolina, is well-known to Hobcaw Barony as the author of The Gatekeeper – a biography of FDR’s secretary and chief of staff Missy LeHand. Ms. Smith will present an illustrated lecture on this fascinating Lowcountry woman. Book available for sale and signing in the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center Seminar Room. (Book included in reservation.) (Exertion level: low impact, sitting, some standing) Reservations required. Wed., 5-7 PM, $40 (includes book), HobcawBarony.org.

2 – Screening of The Great Santini at Waccamaw Library. Film version of Pat Conroy’s novel, starring Robert Duvall and Blythe Danner, in advance of Tim Conroy’s visit/talk on Oct. 3. Wed., 5:30 PM, free and open to the public, dturner@gtcounty.org.

3 – FOWL 1st Thursday at Waccamaw Library presents “Family Secrets/Family Truths: Writing Out of the Shadow of the Great Santini.” Pat Conroy’s brother Tim tells his version of Conroy family secrets. Thurs., 10 AM, free and open to the public, dturner@gtcounty.org.

3 – 20th Annual Pawleys Island Wine & Food Gala, a benefit for the Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art, at the Reserve Golf Club. Sample more than 100 wines from renowned vineyards around the world and enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres prepared by eight of the area’s best chefs. Includes a three-hour dessert tasting, silent auction of wonderful trips and a complimentary wine glass. Wines will be available for purchase at prices well below retail. Casual cocktail attire. Rain or shine. Thurs., 7 PM (no entrance earlier), $100 pp, 843.626.8911 or online at PawleysMusic.com. 

4-19 – The Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art (PIFMA) presents its 29th annual festival with three weeks of cultural entertainment and musical performances, including the Wine Gala that serves as the event’s primary fundraiser. All events to be held under the performance tent at the Reserve Golf Club of Pawleys Island, unless otherwise noted. Tickets for all events available only through the festival office in the Litchfield Exchange, 843.626.8911 or online at PawleysMusic.com. 

4 – The Moveable Feast: Kate Quinn & Laura Kamoie (Ribbons of Scarlet) at Wild Wings Country Club, Conway. Six bestselling and award-winning authors bring to life a breathtaking epic novel illuminating the hopes, desires, and destinies of princesses and peasants, harlots and wives, fanatics and philosophers – six unforgettable women whose paths cross during one of the most tumultuous and transformative events in history: the French Revolution. Fri., 11 AM-1 PM, $48 includes book, 843.235.9600.

4 – The Press on the Screen Film Series at the Waccamaw Library. See Sept. 6 entry for details. Additional films offered Oct. 11, 18 & 25. Fri., 2:30 PM, free and open to the public, dturner@gtcounty.org.

4 – PIFMA: Decades Rewind at the Reserve Club. Decades Rewind is a high energy theatrical concert experience that features the disco, funk, rock, Motown, and pop hits that defined the best period in music history. With more than 60 songs, 100 costume changes, and tons of nostalgic video that bring you back in time, this is the live concert experience of a lifetime. Fri., 7 PM (gates open at 6 PM), $30-general admission, $35-reserved, $50-preferred, 843.626.8911 or PawleysMusic.com.

5 & 6 – Harvest Home Weekend Festival. Brookgreen’s annual fall festival is filled with outdoor activities the whole family will enjoy. There is a huge pumpkin patch where kids (and adults!) can pick out their pumpkin to paint. A scarecrow building contest, hayrides, great food, live entertainment. Plus the launch of the sixth Magnificent Brookgreen Gardens Story House Book (Elliott Learns to Swim). Hayrides depart from 10 AM to 4 PM; $4 per person. Pumpkin Patch and Painting, small pumpkin $4, large pumpkin $9. Scarecrow Building – bring your own accessories or use ours (take your scarecrow home for only $5). Sat. & Sun., 9:30 AM-4 PM, free with garden admission (some activities require fees), 843.235.6000.

5 – Bike to the Boardwalk. See Sept. 3 entry for details. Also offered Oct. 26, Nov. 11 & 25. Sat., 10 AM-12:15 PM, free, 843.904.9017.

5 – OLLI@CCU Saturday Lecture Series on Political and Economic Systems at the Conway Education Center (290 Allied Dr.) presents Robert Salvino the “Economics of Entrepreneurship.” Additional programs Oct. 19, Nov. 2 and Nov. 16. Sat., 10 AM-Noon, free and open to the public, 843.349.5002. 

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5 – 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 Oct. 19. Sat., 10 AM-5 PM, $45, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.

5 – PIFMA: Blood, Sweat & Tears at the Reserve Club. This iconic jazz-rock Canadian-American music group is noted for their combination of brass and rock band instrumentation. Sat., 7 PM (gates open at 6 PM), $35-general admission, $45-reserved, $100-preferred, $175-platinum, 843.626.8911 or PawleysMusic.com.

6 – A 250th Celebration: Kaminski House Birthday Celebratory Cruise. Participants meet at the Kaminski House Museum and board the Carolina Rover at the CCU dock for an excursion to Hobcaw Barony. You will be greeted by Hobcaw’s Coordinator of Public Engagement Lee Brockington and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres on the lawn or porch of the Hobcaw House. Lee will give a short presentation. Then board the Carolina Rover to return to the Kaminski House for birthday cake and champagne on the lawn as we celebrate the 250th anniversary of the building of the Kaminski House! Sun., 4-7 PM, $60, 843.546.7706 or KaminskiMuseum.org. 

7 – OLLI@CCU Lecture Series: Hear the life story of local celebrity Chief Meteorologist Ed Piotrowski at the Litchfield Education Center (14427 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island). Additional programs Oct. 14 and Oct. 21. Mon., 10-11:50 AM, free and open to the public, 843.349.6584.

8 – Mike’s Meanderings at Waccamaw Library. Popular director/actor Mike Bivona and his troupe bring live theater to the Waccamaw Neck! Also offered Oct. 15 & 22. Tues., 5:30 PM, free and open to the public, dturner@gtcounty.org.

9 – Apollo Moon Landing. YES, we did put men on the Moon! Ron Revere, NASA Solar System Ambassador, will present a 90-minute program at the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center offering scientific proof that the Moon landings did occur. There will be time for questions at the conclusion. (Exertion level: low impact, sitting, some standing) Reservations required. Wed., 3-4:30 PM, $10, HobcawBarony.org.

10 – PIFMA: We’ve Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered at the Reserve Club. A behind-the-scenes portrait of the pop music phenomenon that defined an era. Thurs., 7 PM (gates open at 6 PM), $30-general admission, $35-reserved, $50-preferred, 843.626.8911 or PawleysMusic.com.

11 – The Moveable Feast: Bernie Shein (Pat Conroy; Our Lifelong Friendship) at Inlet Affairs. Pat Conroy, the bestselling author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini among many other books, was beloved by millions of readers. Bernie Schein was his best friend from the time they met in a high-school pickup basketball game in Beaufort, South Carolina, until Conroy’s death in 2016. Both were popular athletes but also outsiders as a Jew and a Catholic military brat in the small-town Bible-Belt South, and they bonded. Wiseass and smart aleck, loudmouths both, they shared an ebullient sense of humor and romanticism, were mesmerized by the highbrow and reveled in the low, and would sacrifice entire evenings and afternoons to endless conversation. As young teachers in the Beaufort area and later in Atlanta, they were activists in the civil rights struggle and against institutional racism and bigotry. Bernie knew intimately the private family story of the Conroys and his friend’s difficult relationship with his Marine Corps colonel father that Pat would draw on repeatedly in his fiction. A love letter and homage, and a way to share the Pat he knew, this book collects Bernie’s cherished memories about the gregarious, welcoming, larger-than-life man who remained his best friend, even during the years they didn’t speak. It offers a trove of insights and anecdotes that will be treasured by Pat Conroy’s many devoted fans. Fri., 11 AM-1 PM, $30, 843.235.9600.

11 – OLLI@CCU and CCU’s Department of History presents a War & Society Colloquia with John Navin on “Indian Wars in Early America” at the Conway Education Center (290 Allied Dr.). Additional programs Oct. 25 and Nov. 8. Fri., 1:30 PM, free and open to the public, 843.349.5002. 

11 – The Press on the Screen Film Series at the Waccamaw Library. See Sept. 6 entry for details. Additional films offered Oct. 18 & 25. Fri., 2:30 PM, free and open to the public, dturner@gtcounty.org.

11 – PIFMA: Next Generation Leahy at the Reserve Club. Building on more than three generations of Leahy musicianship, Doug Leahy, together with his wife, Jennifer, and their children, are keeping those traditions alive through music, song, and dance. Fri., 7 PM (gates open at 6 PM), $25-general admission, $35-reserved, $45-preferred, 843.626.8911 or PawleysMusic.com.

12 – FOGL Community Yard Sale. The Friends of the Georgetown Library (FOGL) invite you to buy or sell in this annual favorite at the Georgetown Library (405 Cleland St.). Sat., 8 AM-Noon, free to attend, rwilley1019@gmail.com.

12 – 10th Annual SCELP Wild Side will be held this year at the Kaminski House in historic Georgetown. Guest speaker is Al George, Director of Conservation at the South Carolina Aquarium, joins SCELP for a celebration of WOW – Watersheds, Ocean, Wetlands! Sat., 5-8 PM, $50, 843.527.0078 or Scelp.org/wildside.

12 – PIFMA: Pablo Cruise at the Reserve Club. Sat., 7 PM (gates open at 6 PM), $35-general admission, $45-reserved, $85-preferred, $175-platinum, 843.626.8911 or PawleysMusic.com.

13 – PIFMA: The Marshall Tucker Band at the Reserve Club. Sun., 7 PM (gates open at 6 PM), $35-general admission, $45-reserved, $85-preferred, $175-platinum, 843.626.8911 or PawleysMusic.com.

14 – OLLI@CCU Lecture Series: Hear the life story of local celebrities journalist Isaac Bailey and his wife, Tracy, founder and director of Freedom Readers, at the Litchfield Education Center (14427 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island). Additional program Oct. 21. Mon., 10-11:50 AM, free and open to the public, 843.349.6584. 

15 – North Inlet Boat Tour. Enjoy a rare opportunity to explore 30 miles of the creeks and islands of the best understood estuary in the world. Foundation staff will explain salt marsh ecology, international research, and coastal history on a boat trip. Departs from Hobcaw House pier to Pumpkinseed Island to Muddy Bay, through serpentine creeks and back. Snacks, water and PFDs provided. Please dress for the weather and bring sunscreen. (Exertion level: moderate impact – embarking/disembarking boat, standing, some sitting.) Reservations required. Tues., 8:30 AM-12:30 PM, $125, HobcawBarony.org.

15 – FOGL’s Tuesdays With … presents Steve Roberts on “Pawleys Island, The Second-Best Decision I Ever Made” at the Georgetown Library (405 Cleland St.). Tues., 10 AM, free and open to the public, rwilley1019@gmail.com.

15 – Mike’s Meanderings at Waccamaw Library. See Oct. 8 entry for details. Also offered Oct. 22. Tues., 5:30 PM, free and open to the public, dturner@gtcounty.org.

17 – PIFMA: Lords of 52nd Street: Legends of the Billy Joel Band at the Reserve Club. Thurs., 7 PM (gates open at 6 PM), $30-general admission, $35-reserved, $50-preferred, 843.626.8911 or PawleysMusic.com.

18 – The Moveable Feast: TBA at Kimbel’s, Wachesaw. Fri., 11 AM-1 PM, $30, 843.235.9600.

18 – The History of the Port of Georgetown. A lecture by Lee G. Brockington is always enlightening! On this occasion she will speak on the history of the third largest estuary on the East Coast, the harbor of the third oldest city in South Carolina, and the oldest lighthouse in SC, completed in 1812. Scheduled to coincide with the Georgetown Wooden Boat Show, this afternoon program at Hobcaw Barony’s Discovery Center is offered in coordination with the SC Maritime Museum, host of the Wooden Boat Show. (Exertion level: low impact, sitting, some standing) Reservations required. Fri., 2-4 PM, $10, HobcawBarony.org.

18 – The Press on the Screen Film Series at the Waccamaw Library. See Sept. 6 entry for details. Additional film offered Oct. 25. Fri., 2:30 PM, free and open to the public, dturner@gtcounty.org.

18 – PIFMA: Shades of Bublé: A Three-Man Tribute to Michael Bublé at the Reserve Club. Fri., 7 PM (gates open at 6 PM), $35-general admission, $45-reserved, $75-preferred, 843.626.8911 or PawleysMusic.com.

18-19 – “Commander’s Tour” at Kaminski House Museum. In honor of the Wooden Boat Show, experience the Commander’s Den filled with antique model ships, naval art, and memorabilia from the life and times of Lt. Commander Harold Kaminski. Fri. & Sat., 2-4 PM, $5, 843-546-7706 or KaminskiMuseum.org.

19 – OLLI@CCU Saturday Lecture Series on Political and Economic Systems at the Conway Education Center (290 Allied Dr.) presents Kim Hale on “Modifying Capitalism in 21st Century.” Additional programs Nov. 2 and Nov. 16. Sat., 10 AM-Noon, free and open to the public, 843.349.5002.

19 – Sea Turtles 101. Join North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve for an “end of the sea turtle season” interactive life history talk about Loggerhead sea turtles! Sat., 11 AM-12:30 PM, free, 843.904.9017.

19-20 – 29th Annual Wooden Boat Show Weekend. One of the nation’s premier wooden boat exhibits featuring 140 classic wooden boats, a wooden boat building competition, children’s model boat building, boat raffles, maritime arts & crafts, food and music. These events will take place on the waterfront and along Front Street in Historic Downtown Georgetown. Family activities will include a Cardboard Boat Regatta and an Opti Pram regatta featuring the SC Youth Sailing program’s fleet of wooden Optis, knot tying and kid’s model boat building. Sat., 11 AM-6 PM and Sun., 11 AM-4 PM, free, 843.520.0111 or WoodenBoatShow.com.  

19 – 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. 2 & 16. Sat., 10 AM-5 PM, $45, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com. 

19 – PIFMA: Soultown: Tribute to Classic Soul at the Reserve Club. Get ready for an incredible evening of hit after hit after This performance is a tabled event. Reserved Seating is for reserved seat at a table under the tent. Reserved Tickets holders MUST call the Festival offices at 843.626.8911 Ext 701 to reserve tables and seat. You may bring your own picnic and beverages to this event. Join the table decorating competition and you may win a prize. Coolers are allowed but must be placed under the table. Beverages and snacks are available for purchase. Festival Tent is a smoke-free environment, open flames (candles) not permitted. Event held rain or shine. Sat., 7 PM (gates open at 6 PM), $30-general admission, $50-preferred, 843.626.8911 or PawleysMusic.com. 

21 – OLLI@CCU Lecture Series: Hear the life story of local celebrity Page Kiniry, President and CEO of Brookgreen Gardens at the Litchfield Education Center (14427 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island). Mon., 10-11:50 AM, free and open to the public, 843.349.6584.

22 – The Moveable Feast: Betty Bell Brown (Pretty Much) at Sea View Inn. A special feast set among the spot-on watercolor portraits of the Sea View Inn’s staff painted by the artist-author whose memoir covers more than a century from her mother’s birth to her own life today. Betty Bell Brown explores her mother’s life and her own with humor, clarity, and pathos. Tues., 11 AM-1 PM, $30, 843.235.9600.

22 – Mike’s Meanderings at Waccamaw Library. See Oct. 8 entry for details. Tues., 5:30 PM, free and open to the public, dturner@gtcounty.org.

24 – Brookgreen 101 presents “Thoughts from Anna Hyatt Huntington in 1932,” an hour-long public information program. Bring your lunch, listen, and learn with us! Additional topic offered Nov. 21. Thurs., 1 PM, free for members and included with garden admission, 843.235.6000.

25 – The Moveable Feast: Karen White (The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street) at 21 Main, NMB. Melanie Trenholm should be anticipating Christmas with nothing but joy – after all, it’s only the second Christmas she and her husband, Jack, will celebrate with their twin toddlers. But the ongoing excavation of the centuries-old cistern in the garden of her historic Tradd Street home has been a huge millstone, both financially and aesthetically. And now someone will stop at nothing to possess it – even if it means destroying everything Melanie and Jack hold dear. Fri., 11 AM-1 PM, $58 includes book, 843.235.9600. 

25 – Picnic at the Pond. See Sept.4 entry for details. Fri., 10 AM-12:15 PM, free, 843.904.9017. 

25 – OLLI@CCU and CCU’s Department of History presents a War & Society Colloquia with Joseph Fitsanakis on the “Future of Warfare” at the Conway Education Center (290 Allied Dr.). Additional program Nov. 8. Fri., 1:30 PM, free and open to the public, 843.349.5002. 

25 – The Press on the Screen Film Series at the Waccamaw Library. See Sept. 6 entry for details. Fri., 2:30 PM, free and open to the public, dturner@gtcounty.org.

26 – Painting Workshop with Betsy Jones McDonald at Island Art Gallery. Explore color as you paint along with Betsy. Reservations and deposit required. Sat., 9 AM-3 PM, $85, PawleysIslandArt.com.

26– Bike to the Boardwalk. See Sept. 3 entry for details. Also offered Nov. 11 & 25. Sat., 10 AM-12:15 PM, free, 843.904.9017.

26 – Family Fun & Literacy Day. Spend a fun-filled afternoon on the lawn of the Kaminski House Museum as we celebrate literacy with storytelling and readings. Enjoy children’s games, crafts, pumpkin face creations, a healthy foods tent and a spirited pumpkin patch. Parents must accompany children to be admitted to this event. Sat., 2-5 PM, free and open to the public, 843.546.7706 or KaminskiMuseum.org. 

28 – The Moveable Feast: Cassandra King (Tell Me A Story: My Life with Pat Conroy) at Pine Lakes Country Club, MB. Cassandra King was leading a quiet life as a professor, divorced “Sunday wife” of a preacher, and debut novelist when she met Pat Conroy. Their friendship bloomed into a tentative, long-distance relationship. Cassandra reveals how the marshlands of the SC Lowcountry ultimately cast their spell on her and how she came to understand the flesh-and-blood man beneath her husband. Mon., 11 AM-

1 PM, $58 includes book, 843.235.9600. 

28 – 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. 4, Nov. 11 and Nov. 18. Mon., 1-3 PM, free and open to the public, 843.349.6584.