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Essential Oils Class at Hilton Head Island Senior Center

The Hilton Head Island Senior Center will host a class on Essential Oils on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 2:00 pm.  Liz Fair, Wellness Advocate, will instruct.  Learn about essential oils and the science behind Aromatherapy at this informative class.  Liz will discuss how to introduce natural healthcare into your home and how to manage stress naturally using essential oils.  The cost for the class is $5.00 per person.  Pre-registration is required by Friday, April 21st, 2017.   Please call the Senior Center at 843-785-6444 to reserve your spot.

This event will be at the Hilton Head Island Senior Center located at 70 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite L, Hilton Head Island, SC  29928.


For more information on this class or for information on becoming a member of the Senior Center, please call us at 843-785-6444 or visit www.islandreccenter.org.

Seeing Spartanburg in a New Light Hosts Closing Celebration

Seeing Spartanburg in a New light will hold a closing celebration on Tuesday April 25th, 2017 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Ceremonies will take place at several of the public art site locations across the city simultaneously. 
In 2015, the City of Spartanburg was selected as one of four temporary public art projects from across the United States to receive a grant award from the first-ever Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge. Seeing Spartanburg opened on October 4, 2016 and included nine temporary art installations in public spaces within ten neighborhoods throughout the city. The project is a partnership among the City of Spartanburg Police and Community Relations Departments, internationally renowned light and digital media artist Erwin Redl, the Chapman Cultural Center, and neighborhood associations. Seeing Spartanburg built on National Night Out, an annual event that promotes crime prevention efforts, police-community partnership, and neighborhood camaraderie. Planning and Design expanded sisteen months and culminating with opening on National Night Out October 4, 2016. Over the past seven months, the LED light and video installations transformed open spaces lending to more vibrant communities, inspiring local residents’ creativity, and lighting up Spartanburg on a national level. The closing celebration will feature live music across all nine sites, as well as comments from local residents, Mayor Junie White, Police Chief Alonzo Thompson and community leaders on the impact this project has had within their neighbourhoods and the City. Site Locations: 
  • “Video Village” Bethlehem Center | 397 Highland Avenue 29306 
  • “Under One Roof’ South Converse | 440 S. Converse St. 29306 
  • “Mobile Suspension” Downtown Denny’s Plaza | 203 E. Main St. 29306 
  • “Spartanburg Swing” Hampton Heights National Beta Headquarters | 267 S. Spring Street 29306 
  • “River Poetry” Cottonwood Trail | 1038 Woodburn Rd. 29302 
  • “Glow ” VCOM | 350 Howard St. 29303 
  • “Glow” Beaumont Village Smoke Stack | 401 Beaumonth Ave. 29303 
  • “Benchmark Spartanburg” Forest Park CC Woodson Center | 210 Bomar Ave 29306 
Jennifer Evins, President and CEO of Chapman Cultural Center says: “This has been a true public art process that has resulted in a transformational experience for our entire city including visitors to Spartanburg. The unique planning and design process with Artist Erwin Redl gave our residents and Spartanburg police officers the opportunity to be creative and explore the process of learning to trust one another and share positive experiences. Throughout the last eighteen months, Seeing Spartanburg truly shined a light of hope and community collaboration that all communities strive to achieve. I am extremely grateful to the hundreds of neighborhood residents, City Police and staff, and over sixty-five collaborative community partners that made the project a brilliant success.”
About Chapman Cultural Center
Chapman Cultural Center provides cultural leadership for Greater Spartanburg by developing, strengthening, and promoting the scope, excellence and educational role of the arts, humanities and sciences, and to further their significance in the life of our community and all of its citizens.
The Chapman Cultural Center is located on East Saint John St in downtown Spartanburg, SC. Please visit www.ChapmanCulturalCenter.org for more information.


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.


The Pinta and the Nina, replicas of Columbus’ ships, will open in Beaufort, SC Friday, April 21 .  The ships will be docked at the Downtown Marina, 1006 Bay Street until their departure early Wednesday morning, April 26.

The Nina was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools.  Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.”  In 2005, the Pinta, also a caravel, was launched in Brazil and was the first ship to sight land in the New World.    Historians consider the caravel the Space Shuttle of the fifteenth century.

Both ships tour together as a new and enhanced sailing museum for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the caravel, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus   and many early explorers to discover the world. Before him, the Old World and the New remained separate and distinct continents and ever since their fates have been bound together for better or for worse.

While in port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour.  Admission charges are $8.00 for adults, $ 7.00 for seniors, and $6.00 for students 5 – 16.   Children 4 and under are Free.  The ships are open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.    No reservations necessary.

Teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30-minute guided tour with a crew member should call 1 787 672 2152 or email columfnd1492@gmail.com .  Minimum of 15.  $5.00 per person.  No Maximum. Visit our website at www.ninapinta.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.

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.



Beaufort History Museum Announces April History Lecture Series

 Topics Include Harriet Tubman and Gullah Culture

 Beaufort History Museum will present two lectures that are part of the popular historical series co-sponsored with the Beaufort County Library.  Both lectures take place at the Beaufort Branch Library located at 311 Scott Street.  Admission is free but reservations are required and space is limited.   To reserve a seat visit the Museum website at www.beauforthistorymuseum.com

The lectures are:

Tuesday, April 4  – 2 pm – 

Harriet Tubman: A Glimpse into the Life of a Woman of Courage

Hear about Harriet Tubman’s (aka, Araminta Ross) life as a slave, her escape to freedom, and her work with the Underground Railroad. You’ll learn how she helped to liberate hundreds of Lowcountry slaves in the Combahee Raid during the Civil War and about her work after the war as a humanitarian, suffragette and friend to the indigent.

 Lecturer: Andrea Allen, Beaufort History Museum Board Member

Andrea is a member of the historic Tabernacle Baptist Church in downtown Beaufort, where she is a musician for the Senior Choir and serves as Sunday School Superintendent. She retired in 2015 from the Coastal Empire Community Mental Health Center, as the Assistant Director for a five-county area, after serving 37 years in the SC Department of Mental Health. She joined the Board of Directors of the Beaufort History Museum in January 2016.

Thursday, April 20, 20172 pm – Gullah History and Culture

The lecture will cover the origin of the Gullah natives primarily located along the coastal areas of South Carolina and tell why they were concentrated in large numbers on various isolated islands such as Dafuskie, Johns Island, Kiawah, Port Royal and Wadmalaw. Saint Helena has the largest number of Gullah natives (6, 500) where a strong culture still exists.  Learn about their arrival as slaves through the Port of Charleston, how they were dispersed throughout the state, how their labor contributed to the wealth of the Planters and what exactly happened to these natives after the “Big Gun Shoot” (The Battle of Port Royal Sound) on November 7, 1861.

Questions will be answered. How did they acquire the lands they now live on? What was the importance of the Praise Houses? How did the language develop? Discussion will include what makes up a culture and how is it expressed among the Gullahs. This is a lively presentation, which explains how their practices evolved into what is referred to as Gullah History and Culture.

Lecturer: Mary Rivers LeGree is a native of Saint Helena Island. Her early years were spent on the Rivers’ family compound among her parents and other relatives. She was educated in NYC and University of Detroit (BA). After retirement in 2004, Ms. LeGree returned to Saint Helena Island and lives on the property that had been purchased by her ancestors shortly after the Civil War. She is eager to share their untold history and their practices from a genuine perspective, having been brought up in the culture. She is a past Planning Commissioner for Saint Helena District, and serves as a member of the Saint Helena Community Preservation Committee.

Beaufort History Museum, located in the historic Arsenal, has evolved to focus specifically on the history of the Beaufort District. It strives to manage and display artifacts and documents held by the City of Beaufort, telling the compelling stories of this area from the early 16th Century until modern times.  The Arsenal address is 713 Craven Street. BHM’s hours of operation are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday –Saturday.


The Beaufort County Library System is a free and accessible marketplace of ideas, information, and culture that fosters learning, community, and information literacy. The Library provides open and guided access to a wide variety of media and programs to inform, inspire, and empower all its patrons in their pursuit of lifelong learning, personal enrichment, and cultural understanding. The library system operates five branch libraries throughout Beaufort County and library cards are available free of charge to all county residents and property owners. It offers free access to millions of items through a combined online catalog and digital library.


The Beaufort District Collection (BDC) is the Library’s special local history and archives unit. BDC staff and docents are stewards who collect, protect and share a research collection of permanent value about local history, Gullah culture, the natural southeastern coastal environment, family history and archaeology. For the BDC’s hours of operation, please visit its website at beaufortcountylibrary.org


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.