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Marsh Discovery Walk

The Museum of Coastal Carolina will lead a marsh discovery walk, rain or shine, on April 22 at 11 am. Museum volunteer Roy Revis will lead an exploration of our salt marsh-tidal creek ecosystem. This coastal wetland occurs between upland areas where fresh and salt water mix. Participants will meet at the museum where everyone will be given a field guide book to keep. We will then drive to Sunset Beach and walk along the causeway from the bridge to the island – Roy will be identifying animals, plants, and how the ecosystem works. Remember to wear waterproof shoes, hats, sunscreen, and bring water to drink!

The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Admission to the museum is free for members. Non-member all-day admission 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 about the Museum of Coastal Carolina, call 910-579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.

 

Star Party April 22 at Ingram Planetarium

It’s a Star Party! Ingram Planetarium will host a free telescope observing session at 7 pm on April 22 in association with the North Carolina Science Festival’s 5th Annual Statewide Star Party.

Learn about the endless wonders of the April cosmos during a live star show inside the planetarium’s dome theater, then step outside and discover these celestial sights for yourself using the planetarium’s telescopes. Trained staff will be available to show you how the telescopes work and direct you to the more interesting astronomical sights.

As part of the evening’s free events, we will feature a special showing of the planetarium’s newest program, “From Earth to the Universe,” at 7 pm. The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the Universe may well be humanity’s oldest shared intellectual experience, yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos. To learn about this journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today’s grandest telescopes, we invite you to experience “From Earth to the Universe!”

The guided tour of the night sky and brief explanation of the telescopes on hand for observation will begin at 7 pm in the Ingram Planetarium’s full-dome theater. After sunset, everyone is welcome to step outside and gaze at a selection of the night sky’s offerings through a variety of our telescopes. Outdoor observing is estimated to begin at approximately 8 pm.

As this is an outdoor activity, outdoor observing is dependent upon the weather. Please call Ingram Planetarium at 910-575-0033 or visit our Facebook page on the afternoon of the event to ensure that it will be taking place.

Ingram Planetarium is located at 7625 High Market Street in Sunset Beach, NC. The April 22 star party is free; donations will be gladly accepted. Planetarium seated is limited so arrive early to guarantee admission. For more information, call 910-575-0033 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.

Myrtle Beach International Film Festival

The 12th Annual Myrtle Beach International Film Festival is set for Wednesday through Saturday, April 19-22, at Grand 14 Movie Theater at The Market Common. 

The exciting event features films and filmmakers from around the world, many presenting their film as world premieres. 

For tickets, visit www.myrtlebeachfilmfestival.com or call 843-497-0220.  All ticket sales occur by MBIFF staff in the lobby, online or by-phone.  All-access passes (include all films and events) are $50 per person.  Individual tickets are $10 per person for each two-hour block of time. 

Visit http://myrtlebeachfilmfestival.com/assets/mbiff12.bookletpamphlet.pdf to see a full list of movies titles, times and descriptions.

Myrtle Beach Fireworks!

Thursday, April 13, after the game Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Saturday, April 15, 8:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, April 15, after the game Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Monday, May 1, after the game Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Saturday, May 6, after the game Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Saturday, May 13, after the game Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Saturday, June 3, after the game Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Tuesday, June 6, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, June 10, after the game Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Tuesday, June 13, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, June 14, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Tuesday, June 20, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, June 21, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Thursday, June 22, after the game Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Friday, June 23, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, June 24, after the game Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Sunday, June 25, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Tuesday, June 27, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, June 28, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Friday, June 30, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Tuesday, July 4, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Tuesday, July 4, after the game Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Tuesday, July 4, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Thursday, July 6, after the game Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Friday, July 7, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Tuesday, July 11, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, July 12, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Thursday, July 13, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Friday, July 14, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, July 15, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Tuesday, July 18, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, July 19, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Thursday, July 20, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Friday, July 21, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, July 22, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Sunday, July 23, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Tuesday, July 25, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, July 26, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Friday, July 28, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Tuesday, August 1, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, August 2, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Thursday, August 3, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Friday, August 4, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, August 5, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Sunday, August 6, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Tuesday, August 8, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, August 9, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Friday, August 11, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, August 12, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Tuesday, August 15, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, August 16, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Friday, August 18, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Tuesday, August 22, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, August 23, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Saturday, August 26, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Tuesday, August 29, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, September 2, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Sunday, September 3, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Tuesday, October 31, 8:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, November 25, 8:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, December 2, 8:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Sunday, December 31, 8:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Golf author Pete Hoyer to speak at Sunset River Marketplace April 13

J. Peter (Pete) Hoyer is scheduled to speak at Sunset River Marketplace on Thursday, April 6 from 10 – 11 a.m. as part of the gallery’s ongoing Coffee With the Authors series. Characters On the Green: Everyday Golfers are the Real Character of the Game is Hoyer’s first book. Inspiration came after more than 40 years of golfing with zany personalities and their unique situations. Undoubtedly, readers have met some of these characters whether on the course or elsewhere. It is intentionally lighthearted and fun, much like the game of golf is supposed to be for amateurs.

 

Hoyer is a retired military veteran, honored as a Distinguished Member of the U.S. Army Transportation Corps Regiments and for continued service with the Dept. of the Army. During his years of combined military and civilian service, he has mentored and taught logistics and transportation to soldiers of every rank. He commanded an Army transportation truck company and was executive officer of a logistics battalion, among many other assignments. He holds a B.A. degree from the Citadel and a Masters from Webster University, as well as a second Masters from Troy State University.

 

He has been involved in several professional tournaments. He was a marshal at the 2013 and 2014 PGA tournaments and the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst. For 17 consecutive years he directed an annual amateur tournament on Veterans’ Day. When he’s not on the course, he volunteers to coach youth baseball and golf teams. He currently resides in North Carolina with his golf-weary wife, Carol.

 

The event at Sunset River Marketplace is free, but seating is limited so reservations are required. Call the gallery at 910.575.5999 to hold your spot.

 

Sunset River Marketplace showcases work by approximately 150 North and South Carolina artists, and houses some 10,000 square feet of art work in virtually every genre. Custom from, painting and pottery classes, and art workshops are also offered through the gallery. Since opening its doors in 2002, Sunset River Marketplace has supported not only the visual arts, but literary and performing arts as well. It has become a popular community center and art hub from both NC’s Brunswick County and nearby Horry County, SC.

 

Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, NC. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10  a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 910.575.5999 or visit the website: www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com. For daily updates, “like” the gallery on Facebook .

 

 

RoadTrip to ArtFields

ArtFields is a unique 10-day (April 21 – 29, 2017) Southern art fest in the historic community of Lake City, SC.  Over 400 masterpieces will be displayed in locally-owned venues, from renovated warehouses from the 1920s to Smithsonian-qualified art galleries to upscale restaurants and start-up boutiques, in a mutual celebration of art and community.

Jocelyn Chateauvert, Invasive Species (detail), mixed media, artist-made paper, 2016 Peoples Choice Winner 3D

Myrtle Beach’s Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is taking a road trip to ArtFields. Contact 843.238.2510 | MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org

A Gershwin Celebration

Philip Powell, pianist

Maestro Charles Jones Evans will lead the Long Bay Symphony (LBS) in a performance featuring music by one of the twentieth century’s most influential composers and the creator of “Symphonic Jazz”, George Gershwin. The concert takes place on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 4 pm at the Myrtle Beach High School Music and Arts Center. 

Amanda Horton, soprano


This concert is a salute to the great American musical icon, George Gershwin, one of the twentieth century’s most influential composers and the creator of “Symphonic Jazz”. Featured are two of his greatest orchestral works, American in Paris and Cuban Overture; both the beloved Rhapsody in Blue and the Second Rhapsody (“Rhapsody in Rivets); and several of Gershwin’s greatest hit songs, making for a truly wonderful celebration!

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 us at 1107 48th Avenue N., Suite 310-E, Myrtle Beach.

 

 

Healthy For Good Initiative To Create A Healthier North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, CVB

Continues Efforts With “Healthy For Good” Initiative To Create A Healthier North Myrtle Beach

Following the announcement of the new partnership with the American Heart Association, the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, CVB is launching monthly educational sessions to continue its efforts in creating a healthier North Myrtle Beach. Sessions are open to North Myrtle Beach Chamber Members in conjunction with the “Healthy For Good” initiative launched on Friday, Feb. 4.

 

In addition to the educational sessions the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, CVB is encouraging everyone to start walking as a way to engage and maintain one’s health. Every first and third Wednesday of the month the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, CVB is holding “Walking Wednesdays” from noon to 1:00 p.m.

 

“We have some pretty exciting events planned over the next several months,” said North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, CVB President and CEO, Marc Jordan. “Through the Healthy for Good initiative and our partnership with the American Heart Association we are ready to start making a change in our community and create a difference for generations to come.”

 

The 2017 monthly educational sessions include:

 

April                National Walking Day (April 5)

 

May                 Stroke Month

Employee Health & Fitness Month

 

June                 National CPR/AED Awareness Week (June 1-7)

Summer Safety

 

July                  Smoking Cessation

 

August             Back to School Health

 

September      Caregiver Support

Packing Healthy Lunches

 

October           Heart & Stroke Walk

Saturday, October, 21, North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex

World Stoke Day

Corporate Recess Activity

 

November       National Eating Healthy Day

Heart Happy Hour

 

December       Healthy Mondays

Maintain, Don’t Gain

 

The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, CVB will offer resources and special programs provided through the American Heart Association. The year long “Healthy For Good” initiative is designed to motivate the citizens of North Myrtle Beach to live healthier lives, inspire a change and unify people around the idea that a small change now can create a difference for the future. The program will cater specifically to employees and family members of North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, CVB members.

 

For more information on the American Heart Association, visit NorthMyrtleBeachChamber.com or call 843-281-2662.

“From Earth to the Universe” to Premiere in April Schedule at Ingram Planetarium

Ingram Planetarium will premiere a new full-dome program titled “From Earth to the Universe” during its April schedule.

The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the Universe may well be humanity’s oldest shared intellectual experience, yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos. To learn about this journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today’s grandest telescopes, we invite you to experience “From Earth to the Universe!”

Doors open at 11:30am on Friday and Saturday throughout April. The full schedule of shows and events for April are listed below:

Sky Theater Shows

All Sky Theater presentations are accompanied by a live star show.

12:00   The Sky Tonight! – LIVE

Find out “what’s up” tonight! Explore the planets, constellations, and                                               other celestial events visible in the Carolina night sky.

1:00     From Earth to the Universe – NEW

Voyage through time and space as we encounter planets, stars, and other wonders of the Universe in this NEW full-dome experience.

2:00     Accidental Astronaut

Follow the adventures of Sy, Annie, and their dog Armstrong, as they embark on an unexpected journey into space exploring the sun and moon. Recommended for families and children.

3:00     Dynamic Earth

Planet Earth is our spaceship traveling through the cosmos, but do you really know how our home works? Discover the inner workings of our planet!

 

Immersive Laser Music Shows

Laser shows will be offered on select Saturday evenings throughout the spring at 7:00pm:

April 1              Led Zeppelin

April 8              Michael Jackson

April 29            Laser Country

 

Special Events

April 7              Stars at Sunset

April 10-13       Open Monday-Friday for Brunswick County Spring Break

April 22            5th Annual NC Statewide Star Party (in association with the NC Science Festival)

 

Public funding for “Accidental Astronaut” was provided by the Town of Sunset Beach through its Accommodation Taxes.

Ingram Planetarium is located at 7625 High Market Street in Sunset Beach, NC. Admission is free for members. Non-member, per-show 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.

Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival

More than 20 food trucks plus other restaurants and vendors will be on hand for the first-ever Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival, a new culinary event, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, at the former Pavilion site on Ocean Boulevard. 

Enjoy great food and live music from these bands:  Brad Long, Paul Grimshaw and Tru Sol. 

The festival is free to attend and is sponsored by Myrtle Beach and the Downtown Redevelopment Corporation.  For more information, see www.myrtlebeachfoodtruckfestival.com.