September 2019 Calendar

Fall Cleanup Our Local Waterways - This highly successful annual event brings together our Adopt-a-Landing volunteers and other community cleanup volunteers to raise awareness about litter pickup and prevention. To schedule your river cleanup or to join a scheduled cleanup for September/October, 843.349.4007 or WinyahRivers.org.

3 – Bike to the Boardwalk. Bike 5 miles (roundtrip) on gravel roads through Hobcaw Barony’s pristine forests to the North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve’s beautiful salt marsh boardwalk on North Inlet estuary. Wildlife, research and salt marsh ecology will be discussed. Bring your own bike (all terrain tires recommended), helmet, water, snack. Weather permitting. Also offered Sept. 7 & 21, Oct. 5 & 26, Nov. 11 & 25. Tues., 10 AM-12:15 PM, free, 843.904.9017.

3 – Final Medicare & Retirement Information Session at the Waccamaw Library. See August 13 entry for details. Tues., 10 AM, free and open to the public, dturner@gtcounty.org.

3 – 1st Tuesday Lecture Series at Georgetown County Museum presents architectural historian Tommy Graham on “Secrets in Georgetown Buildings.” Free and open to the public (donations welcome), Tues., 5:30 PM, 843.545.7020.

4 – The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Coastal Carolina University will host its open house, the Taste of OLLI, at the Conway Education Center, 290 Allied Road. Learn about the courses, lectures, clubs and local, regional and international excursions planned for the fall semester. Also offered in Litchfield on Sept. 6. Wed., 9 AM-Noon, 843.349.5002.

4 – Picnic at the Pond. North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve microscopes will be used to discover what life will be found at the pond! You may bring a picnic lunch. Also offered Oct. 25. Wed., 10 AM-12:15 PM, free, 843.904.9017. 

5 – FOWL 1st Thursday at the Waccamaw Library presents Sarah Gardner on “What the ‘Dickens’ Were Civil War Soldiers Reading? or, Soldiers Who Liked Hugo at Bull Run Also Liked Poe at Chickamauga…” Thurs., 

10 AM, free and open to the public, dturner@gtcounty.org.

5-8 – Brookgreen Gardens Fall Tribute Concert: An Evening with Neil Diamond. Sing along with classics like “Sweet Caroline,” “Cracklin’ Rosie,” and “Cherry Cherry.” All ticket holders have chairs under the concert tent. Seating is first-come, first-serve. Beverages and light refreshments are available for purchase. No coolers or outside food or drinks. VIP tickets include preferred parking, a wine & cheese reception, souvenir glass, complimentary shuttle to concert site and preferred seating. Thurs.-Sun., 7:30-9:30 PM, $30 members, $35 nonmembers, VIP $100, Brookgreen.org/events.

6 – The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Coastal Carolina University will host its open house, the Taste of OLLI, at the Litchfield Education Center, 14427 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island. Learn about the courses, lectures, clubs and local, regional and international excursions planned for the fall semester. Fri., 9 AM-Noon, 843.349.6584.

6 – The Moveable Feast: David Hodges (Sunset Lodge in Georgetown) at Pawleys Plantation. Make no doubt, the Sunset Lodge was an illegal and immoral business that operated three miles south of the Georgetown city limits from 1936 to 1969 under a single madam: Hazel Weiss. But, as Hodges points out, businesses on Front Street benefitted financially from associations with Sunset Lodge. “It was a green industry, non-polluting, and a tourist destination. It would be hard to go broke selling sex.” Did Tom Yawkey of the Boston Red Sox have an ownership role? His team made a spring training visit to the “best little whorehouse in Georgetown” every year. Fri., 11 AM-1 PM, $30, 843.235.9600.

6 – The Press on the Screen Film Series at the Waccamaw Library. Coastal Observer Editor Charles Swenson introduces films depicting the media, classics to current. Additional films offered Sept. 13, 20 & 27 and Oct. 4, 11, 18 & 25. Fri., 2:30 PM, free and open to the public, dturner@gtcounty.org.

6 – Music In The Park Concert Series presents Too Much Sylvia (Party 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 – Fall Haul in Murrells Inlet. Join your neighbors for the annual fall creek-front cleanup. Meet at Crazy Sister Marina. Sat., 

9 AM, free, 843.357.2007.

7 – Bike to the Boardwalk. See Sept. 3 entry for details. Also offered Sept. 21, Oct. 5 & 26, Nov. 11 & 25. Sat., 10 AM-12:15 PM, free, 843.904.9017.

7 – 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 Sept. 21, Oct. 5 & 19. Sat., 10 AM-5 PM, $45, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.

9 – North Inlet Paddle. See July 25 entry for details. Mon., 9 AM-1 PM, $60/person, 843.904.9017.

10 – Dirt N’ Details at Brookgreen Gardens presents John Hipkins sharing his knowledge on plant propagation. Bring your lunch and enjoy good gardening tips. Tues., Noon-1 PM, free with garden admission, 843.235.6000.

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 Patriots Day. This display can also be seen on Veterans Day – Nov. 11. For more information or to make a donation, LBF29585.com.

13 – The Moveable Feast: Webb Hubbell (The East End) at Inlet Affairs. In his fifth Jack Patterson novel, attorney and author Webster Hubbell crafts another compelling legal thriller. At the request of his boyhood friend Sam Pagano, Jack returns to Little Rock where he’s immediately abducted, beaten and lynched by men set on revenge. Though rescued near death, the hospital setting where Jack is recovering unveils a complicated attack on Arkansas health clinics for the poor, established and run (in opposition to Little Rock power brokers) by Sam’s college sweetheart. Fri., 11 AM-1 PM, $30, 843.235.9600.

13 – Learn to Throw a Cast Net. Come to Hobcaw Barony and learn this fool-proof way of opening the net with ease after only a few practice casts. Participants will practice on land, then travel to Clambank Creek to test their skills. Open for all ages. Bring your own cast net. (Exertion level: Moderate – standing and throwing) Reservations required. Fri., 1:30-4 PM, $20, HobcawBarony.org.

13 – The Press on the Screen Film Series at the Waccamaw Library. See Sept. 6 entry for details. Additional films offered Sept. 20 & 27 and Oct. 4, 11, 18 & 25. Fri., 2:30 PM, free and open to the public, dturner@gtcounty.org.

16 – Miss Ruby’s Kids Charity Golf Tournament at the Wachesaw Plantation Club. Proceeds of this event support children and families in Georgetown County. Participants can register as an individual ($125), couple ($200) or foursome ($400) at 843.436.7197 or MissRubysKids.net.

17 – FOGL’s Tuesdays With … presents Paige Sawyer on “The History of Battery White and the Harvest Moon.” Georgetown Library (405 Cleland St.). Tues., 10 AM, free and open to the public, rwilley1019@gmail.com. 

17 – OLLI@CCU Lecture Series: Hear the life story of local celebrity photographer Gene Ho at the Conway Education Center (290 Allied Dr.). Additional programs Sept. 24 and Oct. 1. Tues., 10-11:50 AM, free and open to the public, 843.349.5002. 

17 – The Moveable Feast: Susan M. Boyer (Lowcountry Boomerang) at Ocean One, Litchfield. Private investigators Liz Talbot and Nate Andrews are all set to enjoy some quality time on the beach. That’s until they get the news about Darius. Darius DeAndre Baker, star of the hit TV show, Main Street USA, has had enough of the Hollywood highlife. After ten years of visiting everyone else’s hometown, he returns to his own – Stella Maris, South Carolina. The moving trucks have barely unloaded when Trina Lynn Causby, Darius’s high school girlfriend, turns up dead. The town reels as Darius is arrested. Tues., 11 AM-1 PM, $48 (incl. book), 843.235.9600.

19 – Baruch Roundtable: The Lowcountry’s Altered Landscapes. The next Baruch Roundtable – the Hobcaw House salon and sit down dinner – features noted South Carolinian and author Josephine Humphreys. Begin with a reception at Hobcaw House, and end with an after-dinner talk in the living room featuring Ms. Humphreys. Her award-winning novels include Dreams of Sleep, The Firemen’s Fair, Nowhere Else on Earth, and Rich in Love, which became a feature film, shot in Charleston and starring Albert Finney and Jill Clayburgh. (Exertion level: Low – sitting, some standing and eating) Reservations required. Thurs., 5:30-8 PM, $100, HobcawBarony.org.

20 – The Moveable Feast: Rose Senehi (Catching Fire) at Hot Fish Club. With more than twenty fires raging in the NC mountains, how does an emergency response network pushed to the breaking point respond to a fire threatening to devour the mountain communities of Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, Shumont and Bat Cave? Annie Simms, a volunteer firefighter and biologist, becomes embroiled in the fight against The Party Rock Fire that started November 5, 2016, and initiated the largest request for mutual aid the state had ever seen. Woven throughout this tale of two firefighters in love, yet, torn apart by swirling suspicions and mistrust, is the story of a family struggling with its past in the frightening present. Fri., 11 AM-1 PM, $30, 843.235.9600. 

20 – The Press on the Screen Film Series at the Waccamaw Library. See Sept. 6 entry for details. Additional films offered Sept. 27 and Oct. 4, 11, 18 & 25. Fri., 2:30 PM, free and open to the public, dturner@gtcounty.org. 

21 – Gullah Geechee Junkanoo and Fall Plant Sale at Brookgreen Gardens. Entertainment, tours of Bethea’s Garden, demonstrations by sweet grass basket makers and other artisans. Also, choose from hardy “Brookgreen Grown” plants and get fall planting tips from our horticulture staff. BYO-wagon for the plant sale!! Sat., 9:30 AM-4 PM, free with garden admission, 843.235.6000.

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

21 – Experimental Mixed Media Workshop at Pawleys Island Art with Cindy Silvers features Japanese ink & watercolor on oriental paper, mixed with collage and acrylic mediums. It’s all about having fun with the materials. Some experience with watermedia is helpful. Some supplies provided. Sat., 10 AM-3 PM, PawleysIslandArt.com.

21 – 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. 5 & 19. Sat., 10 AM-5 PM, $45, 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.

22 – Waccamaw Library hosts Leonard Trasande, M.D. , M.P.P, an internationally regarded leader in children’s environmental health and author of Sicker, Fatter, Poorer: The Urgent Threat of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals on Our Health and Future (2019). Dr. Transande exposes the chemicals that disrupt our hormone systems and damage our health in irreparable ways. He reveals the environmental causes that have increased neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and ADHD as well as metabolic, reproductive, and immunological diseases, such as diabetes, obesity, and infertility. Sponsored by the Friends of the Waccamaw Library (FOWL), the presentation is free and open to all, followed by a book signing. Sun., 3 PM, dturner@gtcounty.org.

24 – OLLI@CCU Lecture Series: Hear the life story of local celebrity CCU President David DeCenzo at the Conway Education Center (290 Allied Dr.). Additional program Oct. 1. Tues., 10-11:50 AM, free and open to the public, 843.349.5002. 

24 – FOWL Luncheon & Auction: Carolina Classic. The 29th annual luncheon held by the Friends of the Waccamaw Library to raise funds for books and media and adult programming. Donated household items, handbags, jewelry and accessories irresistibly displayed. Put a table of friends together to bid on these treasures, win fantastic door prizes, and enjoy a delicious luncheon. Tues., 11:30 AM-2 PM, $35 ($20 tax deductible), 843.545.3623 or theFOWL.org.

26 – Brookgreen 101 presents “The Allstons and the Flaggs of Georgetown County,” 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! Additional topics offered Oct. 24, Nov. 21. Thurs., 1 PM, free for members and included with garden admission, 843.235.6000.

27 – The Moveable Feast: Tracy S. Bailey (Riverside Blues, A Gullah Tale) at Kimbel’s, Wachesaw. Known for her visionary and impassioned leadership of Freedom Readers, a literacy nonprofit that seeks to instill the love of reading in the next generation, Tracy Bailey has created an unforgettable and emblematic heroine in Mabeline. Born “absent of all God’s favor” but destined by the ancestors to “cross over,” this young woman travels from her Gullah roots in post-Jim Crow/pre-integration rural South Carolina on a journey of discovery through the 1950s and 60s American South. Fri., 11 AM-1 PM, $30, 843.235.9600.

27 – OLLI@CCU and CCU’s Department of History presents a War & Society Colloquia with Anna Oldfield on the “Changing Role of Musical Folklore in Azerbaijan” at the Conway Education Center (290 Allied Dr.). Additional programs Oct. 11, Oct. 25 and Nov. 8. Fri., 1:30 PM, free and open to the public, 843.349.5002. 

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

27-29 – 44th Annual Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival at Atalaya Castle in Huntington Beach State Park (16148 Ocean Hwy). Featuring more than 100 of the finest regional artisans, the festival provides aesthetic beauty against a background of natural beauty. Enjoy fine art, quality crafts and Lowcountry food, along with the musical offerings of several of the area’s finest musicians. Fri. (Noon-6 PM), Sat. (10 AM-6 PM) and Sun. (10 AM-5 PM), daily festival admission fee is $10 for each adult. Visitors 15 and younger are admitted free. Park admission is also free. For more information, SCPRT at 803.734.0767 or Huntington Beach State Park, 843.237.4440. 

29 – River Celebration fundraiser to support Winyah Rivers Alliance and our Riverkeepers’ clean water protection efforts is coming up! Enjoy great food, great music, and a great time with your clean water team! And it’s World Rivers Day, too! Tickets will be available soon! Contact us to become a sponsor! WinyahRivers.org or 843.349.4007. 

30 – Salt Marsh Photography. Spend a morning with photographer David Fattaleh and Hobcaw Barony staff at the edge of Hobcaw Barony’s North Inlet salt marsh. Travel by bus to the marsh to walk along the road and causeway during a King Tide, the unparalleled opportunity to photograph birds, animals and nature that may be visible. (Exertion level: Moderate – standing for long periods and walking long distances) Reservations required. Mon., 9 AM-12:30 PM, $35, HobcawBarony.org.