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Art Museum Celebrates Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with Food, Music and Crafts on October 29, 2016

Grand Strand residents and visitors can join in celebrating Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), the most popular holiday of the year in Mexico, on Saturday, October 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the Art Museum hosts a Free Family Day. This is an annual festival hosted by the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum. 
In pre-Hispanic times, the day was observed with a simple feast for the returning dead; after the Spanish conquest in the 15th century, the day was encompassed into the holiday called All Souls' Day. Homes would be gaily decorated and the deceased loved ones' favorite foods would be prepared, along with special treats such as candy skulls inscribed with the names of the deceased or special breads shaped like ghosts or bones.
The Museum's celebration will give visitors a chance to sample traditional breads and Mexican hot chocolate, be entertained by Mariachi Nuevo Guadalajara and traditional Mexican dancers under a tent and enjoy music provided by Charles Pineda.  Visitors will also enjoy bilingual music and stories provided by Criss Cross Mangosauce and can indulge in traditional Mexican foods provided by Fiesta Mexicana Restaurant. An altar on the Museum's Tea Porch will honor the deceased artist Raúl Anguiano.
Workshops and demonstrations will be offered in the art of making papel picado (paper banners), decorating sugar skulls, painted pumpkin skulls, dancing skeletons and calavera (skeleton) masks. Youngsters of all ages can enjoy face painting,  a Spanish/English translation game and a chance at breaking the treat-laden piñata.  Visitors of all ages can participate in lotería (Mexican bingo) and help paint a Raúl Anguiano-inspired mural.
All events and activities are free.  For more information, call the Museum at 843-238-2510 or visitwww.myrtlebeachartmuseum.orgDia de los Muertos is presented by Publix Super Markets Charities with support from BB&T.
All Day Events
  • An altar in honor of deceased artist Raúl Anguiano
  • Family workshops for painted pumpkin skulls, dancing skeletons, calavera masks, sugar skulls, and papel picado (paper banners)
  • Sampling of traditional breads & Mexican hot chocolate
  • Face painting
  • Lotería (bingo)
  • Music
  • Children's literature display
  • Videos
  • Authentic Mexican food by Fiesta Mexicana
  • Raúl Anguiano-inspired mural
  • Spanish/English translation game
Scheduled Events
  • Zumba Dancing (11:15 a.m.)
  • Criss Cross Mangosauce bilingual music and stories (11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.)
  • Day of the Dead lecture (12 N)
  • Roving Mariachi Nuevo Guadalajara (1 p.m.)
  • Traditional Dancing with Ballet Folklorico St. James (2:15 p.m.)
  • Children's piñatas (2:50 p.m.) (Front Lawn)
* Schedule is subject to change
Images from 2015 Dia de los Muertos Celebration:unnamedunnamed-1

CAROLINA CALEDONIAN FEST Announced for LU MIL VINEYARD

The first Carolina Caledonian Fest  is set for October 28, 29 & 30. 2016. The one-of-a-kind Scottish festival celebrates the 350 Scots who stepped off a ship in Brunswick Town, NC and trekked northwest along the Cape Fear River to found Bladen County and eventually establish the first & largest Scottish settlement in America. This settlement became the Argyll Colony in the Cross Creek area of what is now Fayetteville.

It’s not just customary games and farcical portrayal of Highland culture. It’s a reunion 275 years in the making.

For more information, please call or email Karla Ward at karla@lumilvineyard.comor 843-424-6094 or Allen McDavid at amcdavid@triad.rr.com or 336-707-9188. Please visit the festival website at www.caledonianfest.com.

Lu Mil Vineyard is located at 438 Suggs-Taylor Road, Elizabethtown, NC 28337.

Caribbean Fine Art Fair Barbados March 9, 2016

Danny Simmons - USA - The workings of wheels and gears

Danny Simmons - USA - The workings of wheels and gears

NEW WORKS BY TOP BARBADIAN ARTISTS WILL HEADLINE 6TH ANNUAL CARIBBEAN FINE ART FAIR BARBADOS  AT DIVI SOUTHWINDS RESORT   The 6th Edition of Caribbean Fine Art (CaFA) Fair – Barbados will open on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Divi Southwinds Resort with a Gala Reception from 6-9 pm, featuring opening remarks by Barbados Minister of Culture, Sport and Youth, Hon. Stephen Lashley.  The fair will open from 11 am – 8 pm on Thursday, March 10- Saturday, March 12; and on Sunday from 11 am – 6 pm. New works by renowned Barbadian artists Ras Ishi Butcher and Ras Akyem I Ramsay will headline a powerful representation of Barbadian art at this year’s event. Kenneth “Black” Blackman, Ras Bongo Congo I, Ras Ilix Heartman, David “Guru” McClean, Oneka Small, Arlette St. Hill and several other noted Barbadian artists will lead the list of over 50 artists representing 13 Caribbean nations, Brazil, Ghana and the USA.   As Barbados celebrates its Jubilee year of Independence from Great Britain, Barbadian talent will be featured throughout our program of special events. On Thursday evening, March 10, Barbadian designer Marva Forde will lead the contingent of talent for the Caribbean Fashion Showcase; Barbadian Author/Poet Adisa Aja Andwele will sign copies of his new book “Painting Poetry” during Friday afternoon; while by Barbadian poets Cher Antoinette, Talent Uncapped, Hasani Wilson, and special guest UK based Victor Richards will feature on Spoken Word Night, Friday evening, March 11. Mr. Richards will also present an exhibit of photos and sign copies of his poetry trilogy themed, “Illusion – Streets Paved with Gold”. Celebrated USA artist, poet and art entrepreneur Danny Simmons will host the evening of spoken word performances and will also conduct a personal tour of the Fair on Sunday afternoon, March 13. Barbadian curator of Queens Park Gallery, Janice Whittle, is a featured presenter at the Caribbean Art Symposium on Saturday, March 12. Also featured will be a painting session with American artist S. Ross Browne; an interactive presentation by USA artist and art historian Dr. Myrah Brown Green; and in the evening, film screenings by Barbados Video & Film Association. CaFA Fair will close on Sunday, March 13 with Viewpoint; personal tours with Mr. Simmons, Dr. Myrah Brown Green, and Barbados born Director of CaFA Fair Barbados, Anderson M. Pilgrim.      
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Pepe-Coronado-Dominican-Republic-monoprint-taino

Earl D. Etienne - Dominica - Kibuli.

Earl D. Etienne - Dominica - Kibuli.

David-Guru-McClean-Barbados-First-Night-Fort-Joux-acrylic

David-Guru-McClean-Barbados-First-Night-Fort-Joux-acrylic

A special section of CaFA Fair Barbados, Diaspora Dialogue III, features the work of 10 specially selected artists, headlined by USA’s Danny Simmons, Ghanian painter TAFA, and Brazil’s Ernani Silva. This exhibition explores the African influence on contemporary Diaspora artistic expression and investigates the position of Caribbean art in the broader Diaspora conversation.  
Beatrice-Mellinger-Martinique-HT-1-mixed-media

Beatrice-Mellinger-Martinique-HT-1-mixed-media

Event partners include Bajan Sun Online; Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.; Barbados National Cultural Foundation; Cockspur Fine Rum; COT Media Group; Divi Southwinds Resort; Dover Beach Hotel; Laparkan Shipping and MQI/BMW.
Ras-Ishi-Barbados-Untitled-1-oil-on-canvas

Ras-Ishi-Barbados-Untitled-1-oil-on-canvas

CaFA Fair was created with the primary mission of increasing awareness and appreciation of Caribbean culture through the presentation of works of art and the distribution of information.  For updates please visit event website www.cafafair.com or call 646-267-8831.

RING IN THE NEW YEAR CITY-STYLE OR COASTAL-STYLE

Where will you be when the clock strikes midnight on Thursday, December 31? Since New Year’s Day is on a Friday, why not ring in the New Year and spend the rest of the weekend enjoying your favorite vacation destination? In Wilmington, North Carolina and the island beaches of Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach, you can welcome 2016 “city-style” or “coastal-style.” From the river to the sea, there are many ways to celebrate. Riverboat and party cruises sail into the New Year with music, dancing, buffets and champagne toasts. Prefer to live it up onshore? The Island of Lights New Year’s Eve celebration begins at 9:00 p.m. with a street dance/countdown party at the newly renovated Carolina Beach Boardwalk, featuring a deejay and a giant lighted beach ball drop withmidnight fireworks. There are also galas, theatrical productions and contemporary variety shows, as well as restaurant and nightlife festivities. Many outstanding restaurants offer special New Year’s Eve menus and entertainment, as well as traditional good luck meals on New Year’s Day. Families can cheer for the New Year at the strike of 12:00 noon on New Year’s Eve and again on New Year’s Day at the Children’s Museum of Wilmington, then “Toast the Coast” at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher on January 1.   Take advantage of shoulder season rates and stay through the weekend to experience all there is to see and do at our island beaches and on Wilmington’s #1 Best American Riverfront (USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Award). Each morning you can wake up to an ocean sunrise, a river vista or a vibrant city view. For hotel specials and packages, visit www.wilmingtonandbeaches.com/packages-deals. You’ll also find great after-Christmas sales at beach boutiques, downtown specialty shops and city-style shopping villages. Take in several year-round museums, attractions and tours. To download a free official visitors guide, visit http://365publicationsonline.com/WilmingtonVG2015/.   Here’s a preview of New Year’s events to suit your ‘style’ in Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Wrightsville Beach:   Dec. 31 & Jan. 1- New Year's Noon Countdown at the Children's Museum. 9:00am-12:00pm. Celebration begins at 10:00am with crafts (streamers, crowns, glittery slime), music and dancing. Families count down the New Year at 12:00pm (Noon) with streamers, confetti toss & juice toast! Admission charge. Children's Museum of Wilmington, 116 Orange St., Wilmington. 910-254-3534;www.playwilmington.org   Dec. 31 – 25TH Annual Island of Lights New Year’s Eve Countdown Party & Fireworks Extravaganza.  9:00pm-12:30am. This unique New Year’s celebration features a deejay and dancing, followed by the lowering of a giant lighted beach ball at midnight and spectacular fireworks over the Atlantic Ocean. Festivities for all ages begin at 9:00pm. Free. Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Carolina Beach.www.pleasureislandoflights.com/the-new-year-celebration.html   Dec. 31 - New Year’s Eve Cruise aboard the Henrietta III. New Year's cruise down the Cape Fear River. Board 8:00pm; cruise 9:30pm-12:30am; party ‘til 1:30am. Heavy hors d’oeuvre buffet, entertainment, party favors and champagne toast. Admission charge. Prepaid reservations required. Board at foot of Dock and Water streets, Downtown Wilmington. 910-343-1611; 800-676-0162;http://cfrboats.com/product-detail/?prod=1011   Dec. 31-New Year’s Eve Party Cruise aboard the Royal Winner Princess II. Boards at 10:30pm; returns 12:30am. Cruise to watch the midnight fireworks with dance music, party favors, champagne toast and the best view for the Island of Lights New Year fireworks.  Cash bar. Departs from Carolina Beach Marina, Carolina Beach. Admission charge. Reservations required. 910-458-5356;www.winnerboats.com/tours-cruises.   Dec. 31—New Year’s “Memphis” Musical Broadway & Gala. 7:00pm-1:00am. Cape Fear Theatre Arts, LLC presents “Memphis,” a Broadway musical gala to benefit Thalian Hall. Enjoy dinner, drinks and live theatre. After the show, ring in 2016 with dancing, karaoke, dessert, party favors and a midnight toast. Admission charge; advance reservations. Thalian Hall, Wilmington. 910-632-2285 or 800-523-2820;www.thalianhall.org.   Dec. 31— New Year’s Eve: Baccanalia! Two seatings: 6:00pm & 9:45pm. Tickets include a 4-course meal and show with contemporary acts, music, comedy, party favors, and champagne toast. Advance reservations. Admission charge; tickets required. TheatreNOW, 19 S. 10th St., Wilmington. 910-399-3669; www.theatrewilmington.com Jan. 1—Toast the Coast. 9am-5pm. Pint-size revelers and adults can “Toast the Coast” on New Year’s Day at the Aquarium. The coastal theme party lasts all day with crafts, ocean resolutions and programs featuring “What we love most about the coast.” A noise-maker craft and kid parade precede two beach ball drops during the daily dive programs at 10:30am and 2:30pm. Admission charge. NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, 900 Loggerhead Road, Kure Beach. 910-772-0500; www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher.

Brookgreen Gardens’ New Holiday Exhibits Open November 27

Brookgreen Gardens’ two new indoor exhibits offer a bright beginning to the holiday season. Open daily from Friday, November 27 (during Thanksgiving weekend) through January 3, 2016, the exhibits are free with garden admission. "Holiday Memories: Trains, Trees, and Treasures”
"A New Adventure" by Angela Trotta Thomas

"A New Adventure" by Angela Trotta Thomas

Brookgreen Gardens’ 2015 holiday exhibit theme builds upon its previous show-stopping displays of electric model trains (both Lionel and American Flyer), period Christmas trees, and other nostalgia from holiday celebrations of the Twentieth Century. Featured in the exhibit are paintings of scenes of children, Christmas, and toy trains by Angela Trotta Thomas. Her Rockwell-like paintings have earned her the title of “The Train Lady.” For children, a new “Thomas the Train and Friends” display is featured in the front of the gallery and, for adults, the “Front Street Georgetown” outdoor train display has expanded to include the historic Town Clock and other structures. Representing the “Treasures” in the title will be a Tiffany-inspired store window featuring beautiful costume jewelry on loan from the collection of Sherri Duncan. “Peace on Earth” is the exhibit theme presented by the horticultural department, and its displays represent tranquil and natural settings from around the world. Brookgreen Gardens, a National Historic Landmark, is located south of Myrtle Beach, SC between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island. For more information visit www.brookgreen.org or call (843) 235-6000.

Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival Coming Soon

The 5th Annual Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival will be held in Old Town Bluffton, SC at The Oyster Factory Park on the May River on Saturday, November 7th. This year’s Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival will continue the tradition of offering an exceptional selection of more then 160 beers from around the world, featuring more than 30 styles from over 70 breweries. The international tasting event is from 1-5 pm and will feature a food court, vendors, and live music from The Will Snyder Band and The Neil & Bob Band. You must be 21 or older and have a Beer Festival ticket to enter the International & Craft Beer Festival Garden. There is no admission charge to enter the Food Court, Vendor Village, or listen to the live music. Festival Tickets are $35 / $40 at door. A limited number of VIP tickets are also available $45 / $55 at door. A Beer Festival Souvenir Sampling Glass and beer samples are included with a festival ticket. Additionally, domestic beer, wine, and soft drinks are available and there will be sweets plus other goodies for sale in the food court. A shuttle service will be offered that includes round-trip, $10 tickets, with service from The Lodge on Hilton Head to the festival while supplies last. A limited number of 42 shuttle tickets are available for sale. Discount taxi service is available in Bluffton, Okatie and Beaufort from Yellow Cab 843/686-6666. A portion of proceeds from the event will go to benefit Palmetto Animal League. No outside food or drinks will be allowed. Dogs should be leashed at all times. The Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival is presented by River Dog Brewing Company, Camp Green Dog and Custom Audio Video. Purchase Beer Festival Tickets today at Captain Woody’s, New York City Pizza, The Lodge, River Dog Brewing Co or on line at www.blufftonbeerfest.com or call Bear Foot Sports at 843/757-8520.

Fireworks in Myrtle Beach!

fireworksFireworks! Throughout the Year in downtown Myrtle Beach, SC Thursday, April 3, Following the Pelicans Game – TicketReturn.com Field Saturday, April 5, Following the Pelicans Game – TicketReturn.com Field Saturday, April 19, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach Saturday, April 19, Following the Pelicans Game – TicketReturn.com Field Saturday, May 3, Following the Pelicans Game – TicketReturn.com Field Sunday, May 4, Following the Pelicans Game – TicketReturn.com Field Sunday, May 18, Following the Pelicans Game – TicketReturn.com Field Tuesday, May 27, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach Thursday, May 29, Following the Pelicans Game – TicketReturn.com Field Sunday, June 1, Following the Pelicans Game – TicketReturn.com Field Thursday, June 19, Following the Pelicans Game – TicketReturn.com Field Thursday, June 26, Following the Pelicans Game – TicketReturn.com Field Tuesday, June 3, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach Tuesday, June 10, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach Tuesday, June 17, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach Friday, June 20, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach Tuesday, June 24, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach Friday, June 27, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach Tuesday, July 1, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach Wednesday, July 2, Following the Pelicans Game – TicketReturn.com Field Thursday, July 3, Following the Pelicans Game – TicketReturn.com Field Friday, July 4, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach Tuesday, July 8, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach Friday, July 11, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach Sunday, July 13, Following the Pelicans Game – TicketReturn.com Field Tuesday, July 15, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach Friday, July 18, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach Sunday, July 20, Following the Pelicans Game – TicketReturn.com Field Tuesday, July 22, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach Thursday, July 24, Following the Pelicans Game – TicketReturn.com Field Friday, July 25, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach Tuesday, July 29, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach Friday, August 1, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach Sunday, August 3, Following the Pelicans Game – TicketReturn.com Field Tuesday, August 5, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach Friday, August 8, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach Tuesday, August 12, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach Thursday, August 14, Following the Pelicans Game – TicketReturn.com Field Friday, August 15, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach Tuesday, August 19, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach Tuesday, August 26, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach Saturday, August 30, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach Sunday, August 31, Following the Pelicans Game – TicketReturn.com Field Saturday, October 25, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach Friday, October 31, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach Saturday, November 22, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach Wednesday, December 31, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach    

St. Patrick’s Day in Myrtle Beach!

Ocean Boulevard’s 2014 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration 12:00 – 11:00 p.m., Saturday, March 15 Ocean Boulevard, Downtown Myrtle Beach  DSC_0026 Downtown Myrtle Beach, SC, is the place to be Saturday, March 15, for Ocean Boulevard’s 2014 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, featuring music, fun and authentic Irish food and beverage!   Activities include live performances, kids’ zone, games and more, from noon until 11:00 p.m.  Ocean Boulevard will be closed to vehicles from Mr. Joe White Avenue to Ninth Avenue North.  For more information, contact Sherri Loomis at 843-421-9848.  Here’s the schedule of musical acts! Music and Entertainment
  • Myrtle Beach Regional Pipe and Drum Band (to play between performances)
  • Lee Travis and the Bounty Hunters
  • Dino Capone’s School of Rock, featuring Collision Course
  • Mike O’Donnell
  • Paul Grimshaw Band
  • Gravy, featuring The Asheville Horns
  • Bullfrog
  • Ben Fagan and the Holy City Hooligans
  • Elise Testone (from American Idol and a CCU alum!)
 

Myrtle Beach Art Museum Kicks Off Year of the Horse

Art Museum Kicks Off Year of the Horse Feb. 8, 2014
Horse
1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
According to Chinese tradition, people born in the year of the horse are energetic, independent and impatient. They are also avid travelers, great communicators, clever and kind to others. Celebrities in the year of the horse include, Selma Hayek, Sandra Day O'Connor, Harrison Ford, Gordon Ramsey, the late Nelson Mandela and Shel Silverstein.
~ from The Chinese Zodiac
PrintIn Chinese astrology, the spirit of the horse symbolizes warmheartedness, energy, intelligence and cheer.  These traits will come in handy on February 8, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., when visitors at Myrtle Beach's Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum ring in The Year of the Horse with a Free Family Day celebration of Chinese New Year.
As always, this year's celebration will kick off with a traditional Dragon Parade and Lion Dance, followed by storytelling, Chinese dance, chopstick lessons and a wide range of games, lectures, demonstrations and family art workshops. The real star of this Year of the Horse celebration, however, could well be a lotus-the delightful Charlotte, NC-based Little Lotus Dance Troupe, returning for its sixth year at this event. Consisting of over a dozen girls of Chinese heritage, ranging in age from five to 13, the group is known for its renditions of traditional and contemporary dance performed in authentic costumes to Chinese music or songs. Other activities will include talks on Tai Chi, Chi Gong and acupuncture.  There will also be an ice sculpture demonstration and martial arts demonstrations. Participants at the event can learn to eat with chopsticks and watch vegetable carvers at work.  Children will make chopstick scrolls, masks, fans and lanterns as well as kites (weather permitting). Guests will also be able to leave their mark in a dragon hallway display. They can play Chinese-originated games such as mah jong, dominoes or Chinese checkers; watch traditional Chinese paper cutting or have their names written in Chinese calligraphy. Youngsters can enjoy storytelling and face painting, explore Chinese children's literature or watch a video of Sesame Street's Big Bird in China. There will be two other films, geared towards adults, for viewing throughout the day. The first, titled Guonian, depicts New Year's traditions as they are observed in China. The second, titled The Films of Deben Bhattacharya: Chinese Opera, features the music and dance, religion and social customs related to the everyday life of people in several countries of Asia and Eastern Europe. Chinese Tea Time with Myra - a special tea tasting at 11 a.m. will take place and will require registration.  Call the Art Museum at 238-2510 to sign up. While attending the event, visitors are encouraged to browse the museum's current exhibits. Admission to all events is free. For further information, call 843-238-2510. All Day Events KidsArt Workshops to create masks, chopstick scrolls and lanterns Kites (weather permitting) Chinese Literature for Children Face Painting with Big Bird in China Video Mah Jong Dominoes and Chinese Checkers Chinese Opera Video Guonian Video Tea and Fortune Cookies Chinese Market Chopstick Lessons Paper Folding and Chinese Calligraphy Chinese New Year Cake Samples Scheduled Events 11 a.m.                                    Dragon Parade with Mint Hill Kung Fu School 11:15 a.m.                               New Year Lion "wakes up" with Mint Hill 11:15 a.m                                Chinese Tea Ceremony with Myra Rahenkamp 11:45 a.m.                               ChineseStorytelling with Joan Leotta 12:15 p.m.                               Tai Chi and Chi Gong Demonstration and Lecture with Fred                                                        Christie 12:30 p.m.                               Vegetable Carving with Nan Black and Eric Wagner 1:30 p.m.                                 Ice Sculpture Demonstration with Eric Wagner 2:15 p.m.                                 Chinese medicine talk with Susanne Swearengen 2:30 p.m.                                 Martial Arts Demonstrations with Mint Hill to be announced                      Little Lotus Dance Troupe 3 p.m.                                      Lion Goes to Sleep with Mint Hill   SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Myrtle Beach Observes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee has a number of events planned for January 18 – 20 to commemorate the life of Dr. King. Activities include: · 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 18… Brown Bag Lunches, Myrtle Beach Train Depot (Two topics: A conversation with Brad Lofton and Brandon Sessions, Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation; and Sharnell Ladson, facilitating a workshop on building sustainable small businesses.) · 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, January 18… Community Talent Show, Coastal Carolina University Auditorium · 5:00 p.m., Sunday, January 19… “Civil Rights Sunday: Unifying our Communities and Cultures,” Mt. Olive AME Church · 8:00 a.m., Monday, January 20… Corporate and Community Awards Breakfast, featuring guest speaker Byron V. Garrett, Canal Street Recreation Center · 11:30 a.m., Monday, January 20… Dr. Martin Luther King Grand Parade, Downtown, beginning at the Pelicans’ Stadium.