Kathryn Smith at The Moveable Feast

The Moveable Feast 

 Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $25 

Literary luncheons with exciting authors at area restaurants

Sept. 30 ~ Kathryn Smith (The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the Partnership That Defined a Presidency) at Inlet Affairs


The first biography of arguably the most influential member of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s administration, Marguerite “Missy” LeHand, FDR’s de facto chief of staff, who has been misrepresented, mischaracterized, and overlooked throughout history…until now. Widely considered the first female presidential chief of staff, Marguerite “Missy” LeHand was the right-hand woman to Franklin Delano Roosevelt – both personally and professionally – for more than twenty years. Although her official title as personal secretary was relatively humble, her power and influence were unparalleled. Everyone in the White House knew one truth: If you wanted access to Franklin, you had to get through Missy. She was one of his most trusted advisors, affording her a unique perspective on the president that no one else could claim, and she was deeply admired and respected by Eleanor and the Roosevelt children. With unprecedented access to Missy’s family and original source materials, journalist Kathryn Smith tells the captivating and forgotten story of the intelligent, loyal, and clever woman who had a front-row seat to history in the making. The Gatekeeper is a thoughtful, revealing unsung-hero story about a woman ahead of her time, the true weight of her responsibility, and the tumultuous era in which she lived – and a long overdue tribute to one of the most important female figures in American history.

For schedules and reservations, call 843-235-9600 or www.classatpawleys.com

Seventh Annual Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon

October 22-23, 2016

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The Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon Weekend returns to the Grand Strand with events October 22-23.  The Mini Marathon itself is 13.1 miles and is being held on Sunday, October 23.  The weekend includes a two-day Health and Fitness Expo, a Coastal 5K, a one-mile Doggie Dash and Sunday’s Mini Marathon.  For registration, visithttp://www.runmyrtlebeach.com.

13th Annual Irish Italian International Festival Saturday September 24 in North Myrtle Beach

The City of North Myrtle Beach will host the 13th Annual Irish Italian International Festival on Saturday, September 24, 10am- 4pm, on Main Street.

Festival admission and parking are free.

This one day, rain or shine event brings approximately 15,000 people to celebrate different cultures. The festival will feature food vendors, two stages of live entertainment, and art & craft vendors, all catering to an Irish Italian International theme. A children’s area will offer inflatables and activities.

Vendors will compete for the titles of Best Entrée, Best Decorated, and Best Dessert. Festival-goers can sign up for Claudio’s Spaghetti Eating Contest, sponsored by Villa Romana, in person at the Info Booth or the CIAO booth between 10 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. at the festival.

Festival Sponsors include CIAO from the Carolinas, WFXB Fox TV, Easy 105.9, Home Depot, Flynn’s Irish Tavern and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

Entertainment Schedule Irish Stage – 421 Main Street (in front of Flynn’s Irish Tavern)

  • 10:00 a.m. – The Academy of Dance and Fine Arts
  • 10:30 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies
  • 10:45 a.m. – Band on the Rum
  • 11:30 a.m. – Port City Pipes and Drums
  • 11:50 p.m. – Band on the Rum
  • 1:00 p.m. – Off Kilter
  • 2:45 p.m. – Off Kilter

Italian Stage – 400 Main Street (in front of Hope Taylor & Co.)

  • 10:00 a.m. – Dale Mosher
  • 10:30 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies
  • 10:45 a.m. – Dale Mosher
  • 1:00 p.m. – Larry Tanelli
  • 2:15 p.m. – Claudio’s Spaghetti Eating Contest, sponsored by Villa Romana
  • 2:45 p.m. – Atwater


For more information, visit parks.nmb.us, or for day of the event news, please call the North Myrtle Beach Parks & Recreation Department at (843) 280-5594.

“Dead Stars” September 24th at Ingram Planetarium

Ingram Planetarium will feature a special topics presentation titled “Dead Stars” at 7 pm on September 24 that will explore the life cycle of stars in the sky and the ways that our eyes may deceive us when it comes to understanding the cosmos.

Each night, we are treated to countless stars above our heads – most of which look identical to the casual observer. Upon closer investigation, we discover that some stars in our sky are just being born deep inside stellar nurseries of clouds and gas while others are reaching the end of their long lives, possibly even approaching a catastrophic explosion giving new meaning to the saying “going out with a bang.”

How do stars form and change over time, and why will all stars, including our Sun, eventually die? Join us to travel across the galaxy visiting stars at different stages in their lives as we hope to grasp a better understanding of the light that decorates our dark skies. Along our journey through space and time, we will explore how time itself plays a large role in the appearance of these stars. Are there stars we see each night that no longer exist? Are stars really the color they appear to be to us here on Earth? Join us for “Dead Stars” at Ingram Planetarium to find out.

Ingram Planetarium is located at 7625 High Market Street in Sunset Beach, NC. Admission is free for members. Non-member admission (including NC sales tax) is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors (62+), $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information, call 910-575-0033, visit www.museumplanetarium.org, or like us on Facebook.com/IngramPlanetarium.

Golf Balls and Creative Minds Needed!

How many golf balls do you think we were able to fit in this 5 gallon bucket? 243? 398? 464? Take your best guess! The first person to answer it correctly and email shannon@thefirsttebrunswickcounty.org will be mailed a special prize.unnamed-1

With that being said, we need YOUR help! If you are like most golfers (or ones you might live with!) you probably have a lot of golf balls laying around the garage or at the bottom of your bag. We have the perfect solution for you! The First Tee of Brunswick County is kicking off its first ever Golf Ball Drive! Collect your used golf balls-any kind,  any condition- and donate them! We see thousands of children each year and go through a lot of golf balls! So tell your neighbors, family and friends so you can gather up and donate all of those excess golf balls to a great cause! No amount is too small!

Calling All Creative Minds!

Are you the creative type with lots of great ideas? Are you good with tools and like to make things? If so, we have the job for you! We are looking for members of our community that would be willing to create “Golf Club Art” pieces to be used as auction items at some of our upcoming events. We have been saving some of our “more experienced” golf clubs at The Golf Park at Cinghiale Creek for this special project. If you would like to get those creative juices flowing and make a one of a kind Golf Club Masterpiece to be auctioned off, please let Shannon know. Some examples of things that can be made are shown below! Shannon can be reached at 910-754-5288 or shannon@thefirstteebrunswickcounty.org



For more information, to volunteer or to donate, please contact The First Tee of Brunswick County by visiting  www.thefirstteebrunswickcounty.org or calling 910-754-5288.


The Long Bay Symphony Orchestra Presents “Endless Love” on Sunday, September 25, 2016, featuring guest soloists Adrienne Danrich and Ann Benson, Actors from Atlantic Stage, and the Carolina Master Chorale.

Maestro Charles Jones Evans will lead the Long Bay Symphony (LBS) in a performance that will showcase popular symphonic classics expressing the eternal power of love. The concert takes place on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 4 pm at the Myrtle Beach High School Music and Arts Center. 

Experience music’s ability to convey the enduring power of love from the great comedic and tragic elements of Shakespearean romance in Felix Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream and the Overture to West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein to the ardent yearning for love’s eternal union in Richard Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde Prelude and Debussy’s The Blessed Damozel. The original version of Johann Strauss, Jr.’s On the Beautiful Blue Danube Waltzes, with men’s chorus, wonderfully portrays a nostalgic love of homeland. You will also hear melodies from Alexander Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances which were incorporated into the Broadway musical Kismet, in songs such as “Stranger in Paradise”.

Tickets range from $25 to $50.  Student tickets (21 & under with student ID) are $10. For tickets call the box office 843-448-8379, purchase online at www.LongBaySymphony.com or visit 1107 48th Avenue N., Suite 310-E, Myrtle Beach.


“All About Beer” on September 20

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The Sand Bar Lecture Series continues at the Museum of Coastal Carolina  Tuesday, September 20 at 6 PM (doors open at 5), featuring “All About Beer” presented by Jim Hill.

With new craft breweries on the horizon for southwest Brunswick County it is the perfect time to sharpen your beer knowledge. Come join a night of beer education covering the history of beer, beer styles, basic brewing techniques, facts and myths about beer, and how to enjoy your favorite glass of beer. Learn tricks and tips from a local homebrewer.


Admission to the museum is free for museum and dual museum/planetarium members. Non-member all-day admission (including NC sales tax) is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information, call the museum at 910-579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.


Bird Island Walk at Museum of Coastal Carolina on September 17

The Museum of Coastal Carolina, Katie Hovemale will lead  on a guided tour of Bird Island, one of the few unspoiled barrier islands in NC that you can walk to. On September 17 at 9 AM, meet at the museum for an overview of the history of Bird Island and the efforts that led to its preservation as a State Reserve. Then drive to nearby Sunset Beach where Katie will lead a guided tour of Bird Island. Expect the walk to take about two hours. Wear appropriate clothes and bring bottled water and sunscreen. The walk will end at the Kindred Spirit mailbox. From there, you can continue to walk to the breakwater at the end of Bird Island or you can return to your car. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, Katie will conduct an indoor program at the museum.

The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Admission to the Bird Island lecture and walk is free for Museum members. Non-member Museum admission (includes NC state tax), which includes admission to the Bird Island program, is $9.50 for adults (13-61), $8.50 for seniors (62+), $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information, call 910-579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.

Laser Metallica at Ingram Planetarium

Monthly laser art and music shows return this September to Ingram Planetarium including a crowd favorite – Metallica! Visit on the evenings of September 16 and 17 to experience heart-pounding classic rock set to mesmerizing laser graphics. This month’s lineup includes (complete playlists are available at www.museumplanetarium.org):

Sept. 16          6 pm – Retro 80s – Do you tear up when you hear “Thanks, Mean Joe?” Do you wonder “Where’s the beef?” Do you think Max Headroom is the greatest political commentator of all time? Then this is the laser show for you! Join us for a tribute to the great anthems of the 1980s including hits from Duran Duran, The Eurythmics, Tears for Fears, and more!

Sept. 16          7 pm – Laser U2 – Stop in to Laser U2 to enjoy the greatest hits of one of the most popular bands of the last three decades set against a backdrop of the latest laser art. Your eyes and ears will be your guides into an immerse journey through this British band’s rise and success featuring songs such as “Where the Streets Have No Name,” “With Or Without You,” and many others.

Sept. 17          6 pm – Laser Vinyl – Join us to see some of your favorite rock hits come to life with memorizing laser artwork! Laser Vinyl is a fantastic musical concert representing the best of classic rock, featuring AC/DC, Queen, Aerosmith, Journey, and many others! Reminisce, tap your feet and enjoy a truly fantastic audio-visual event that will rock your body, mind and soul!

Sept. 17          7 pm – Laser Metallica – Considered to be one of the pioneering groups in what would become the heavy metal genre, the musicianship and force of Metallica has been hailed by critics and fans worldwide. Your pulse will pound as the music fills both your ears and eyes with songs such as “Master of Puppets,” “Enter Sandman,” and “For Whom the Bell Tolls.”

Ingram Planetarium is located at 7625 High Market Street in Sunset Beach, NC. Admission is free for members. Non-member admission (including NC sales tax) is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors (62+), $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information, call 910-575-0033, visit www.museumplanetarium.org, or like us on Facebook.com/IngramPlanetarium.

Win a Golf Cart


Only a few tickets left!!  The Ocean Isle Museum Foundation, Inc. is raffling off a “road ready” golf cart. The golf cart on exhibit in the museum’s lobby is lime green, but the lucky winner gets to customize his or her golf cart by choosing your color. The sponsor, A & A Golf Carts of Leland, NC will make sure you are happy with your color or if the winner wishes to add additional optional accessories to the golf cart at his or her own expense.

Raffle tickets are on sale now at the Museum of Coastal Carolina. The cost is $100 per ticket. Only 100 tickets will be sold. Once 100 tickets are sold, the winner will be announced and all ticket holders will be notified of drawing.

Proceeds from this raffle benefit the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach and Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach. To purchase tickets, call the museum at 910-579-1016 or stop by. The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC.