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Sun News - 4/14/2017

April 14--SATURDAY, SUNDAY -- 04.15, 04.16

Various egg hunts in home stretch, including Georgetown's Easter Parade

-- 35th annual North Myrtle Beach Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. Saturday in city's McLean Park, 93 Oak Drive, west of Main Street. Free. 843-280-5584 or

-- Saturday Surfside Beach: With Champion Autism Network (609-744-0099,, or email, sensory friendly Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. in town's Passive Park, near veterans memorial, at Surfside and Willow drives, by front of Horry County Memorial Library'sSurfside Beach branch; and sensory friendly open house, 10:30 a.m.-noon at Surfside Beach Fire Department, 115 U.S. 17 Business N. Also, town's egg hunt 1 p.m. in Passive Park, then Children's Festival, for ages 10 and younger, 1-4 p.m. in Fuller Park, on other side of library, at Surfside and Myrtle drives. Free. 843-650-9548 or

-- Saturday in downtown Georgetown: Easter Parade, 11 a.m. on boardwalk along Front Street, and annual Easter Egg Hunt, 11:30 a.m., in city's Rainey Park, at Front and King streets, for younger children, and on lawn of Kaminski House Museum, 1003 Front St., for ages 5-12. Free. 843-546-7706 or

-- Easter Egg Hunt, 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 2105 U.S. 501 E., Conway, across from Horry-Georgetown Technical College. 843-347-4914.

-- Easter Egg Hunt, 12:30 p.m. Sunday at The Well by the Sea Church, 211 Forestbrook Road, in Forestbrook community. 843-236-8852.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY -- 04.14, 04.15

'Old Baldy' birthday third of four Brunswick County festivals

-- Southport Spring Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in Franklin Square Park, on North Howe Street in downtown Southport, N.C. Free admission. 910 279-4616, or

-- Annual "Family Day" -- with meet-and-greet with rescued birds from Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter, and such children's crafts as making sea globes, shark tooth necklaces, and rocket blasters -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. Free for Brunswick County residents with ID, otherwise $3. 910-579- 1016 or visit

-- Old Baldy Foundation's 200th birthday for "Old Baldy" -- North Carolina's oldest standing lighthouse (, on Bald Head Island -- 2 p.m. Saturday, opening with Easter egg hunt, also with free admission to climb tower. Reach island from Bald Head Island passenger ferry in Southport, N.C., round trip $22 ages 13 and older, $11 ages 3-12, and free ages 2 and younger (910-457-5003 or More details at 800-432-7368

-- Opening weekend of "Lorikeet Landing," an interactive exhibit of multicolor, radiant, tropical birds about 10 inches tall, daily through September at N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher, on U.S. 421, just south of Kure Beach, during regular aquarium hours, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with break for the birds, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Aviary entry $3, and aquarium admission ($10.95 ages 13-61, $9.95 seniors and military, $8.95 ages 3-12, and free ages 2 and younger) not required. 910-772-0500 or

SATURDAY, SUNDAY, TUESDAY -- 04.15, 04.16, 04.18

Dance finale, illusionist, 'Space!' concert span Strand

-- Grand Strand Beach Social Dancers' season finale, with "Garden Party," with music from Sandy & Joe, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. $7, and tables for eight and for singles available. 843-492-4992.

-- Rick Thomas, illusionist, 7 p.m. Saturday at Alabama Theatre, at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. $39.95, $49.95 or $59.95 ages 17 and older, and $19.95 ages 16 and younger (free tickets available for this age group, only through box office, at 843-272-1111, 800-342-2262). More details at, and

-- Rod Melancon, 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Suck Bang Blow, 3393 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. 843-651-7960 or, and

-- Pawleys Island Concert Band's 13th Annual Spring Pops Concert -- in "Space!" theme, with such tunes as Frank Sinatra's "Fly with Me," and "Star Trek" and "Star Wars" music -- 7 p.m. Tuesday at Pawleys Island Community Church, 10304 Ocean Highway (U.S. 17). Free. 843-274-5991 or

SATURDAY, SUNDAY, NEXT WEDNESDAY -- 04.14, 04.16, 04.19

'Rockabunny' show, 'Green Fair' among special outings

-- Murrells Inlet 2020 preservation group's "Race for the Inlet," 8 a.m. Saturday, with 8k and 5k, from 4124 U.S. 17 Business, across from Crazy Sister Marina, for $35 or $30 entry, respectively. 843-357-2007, 603-707-2815 or

-- "Rockabunny Rumble Car-Truck-Bike Show," with Hot Rod Promotions, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Suck Bang Blow, 3393 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. $20 registration, 843-503-8245.

-- Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild's 45th annual "Art in the Park" 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday in Myrtle Beach'sChapin Park, at 14th Avenue North and Kings Highway. Free admission. 843-446-3830 or

-- HTC's eighth annual Green Fair and National Earth Day celebration -- including collections of telephone directories, cell phones and any kind of used electronic devices for recycling, as well as on-site shredding of sensitive documents -- 11 a.m.-2 p.m.April 19 at HTC store, 2201 U.S. 501, Conway, across from Horry-Georgetown Technical College. 843-369-8498 or


CCU host for 'Celebrations,' 'POP 101,' student exhibit

The arts will command stages and a gallery at Coastal Carolina University's main campus, accessed from U.S. 501 or S.C. 544 in Conway. Also, check with box office, based at Wheelwright Auditorium, for discounts that might be available for senior citizens, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members, CCU alumni, teens, children, and CCU and Horry-Georgetown Technical College faculty and staff -- 843-349-2787 (ARTS) or

-- "Celebrations," with various showcases on stage per date -- with theater, 7:30 p.m.April 19-21, and with dancing, 3 and 7:30 p.m.April 22-23 -- in Edwards Recital Hall. $7.

-- "Take It to the Limit: POP 101 Presents the Songs of the Eagles and Linda Ronstadt," 7:30 p.m.April 20 in Wheelwright Auditorium. $7.

Also, "Portfolios I: Senior Exhibition Graphic Design," an exhibit by graduating seniors with majors in graphic design, continues through April 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays in Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, in Edwards College building, also with a reception, 4:30-6:30 p.m.April 20. Free. 843-349-6454 (call to arrange up-close parking for anyone with a disability or mobility matter) or


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