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CLASS Offers Two Retreats at Historic Sea View Inn

Women’s Weekend with Lee Brockington at Sea View Inn

For more than a decade, local treasure Lee Brockington has been celebrating history, ecology and sisterhood at the Sea View Inn twice a year. Join her at “girls camp,” Sunday, Nov. 5 to Tuesday, Nov. 7, eating Gullah meals prepared and served by Gullah women, and learning lessons of time and tide.

Talks on the front porch, back porch, deck and dock are complemented by walks on the beach and along the creek to enhance your understanding of Waccamaw Neck history and Pawleys Island ecology.

Plan to arrive for Sunday dinner at noon, depart after breakfast on Tuesday. Room, Lee, six meals and all gratuities included, $400, double occupancy, $450, single.

Space is limited. For reservations, call 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.

 

Expressive Seaside Healing: Soul Mosaic Retreat with Lisa Rosof at Sea View Inn.

From Tuesday, Nov. 7 to Thursday, Nov. 9, step out of the complexity of life to listen deeply to your body, heart and mind with the capable guidance of certified yoga therapist Lisa Rosof.

In this fertile and serene oceanfront atmosphere and with practical instruction and individual and group support, awareness sharpens, self-discovery and self-knowledge grow, creation and intuition artfully unfold.

The retreat offers periods of silence, leisurely beach and nature walks, mindfulness meditation, guided inquiry, gentle movement, soul mosaic creativity, heavenly seaside sleep and delicious Gullah meals from the best of Lowcountry cuisine. Arrive at 3 PM on Tuesday, depart after midday dinner on Thursday.

Space is limited. Room, workshop, six meals and all gratuities included, $400 double occupancy, $450 single. For reservations, call 843.235.9600 or ClassAtPawleys.com.

 

 

Meet Author Bryn Chancellor October 27

Meet Bryn Chancellor (Sycamore) October 27, 2017, at Ocean One, Litchfield
The Moveable Feast is held at area restaurants throughout the year on Fridays, 11 AM-1 PM. On occasion, an author’s book tour schedule is accommodated with a mid-week or even a Saturday Moveable Feast. For each feast, the chef prepares an exquisite menu, typically unavailable during the restaurant’s public hours. The presentation precedes the meal. Individuals, couples, friends, book clubs and other groups are assigned table seating. Each literary luncheon is followed by a book signing at Litchfield Books at 2 PM for those unable to participate in the feast. Each is $30 with a $5 rebate when the featured book is purchased at the Moveable Feast. For reservations, call 843.235.9600 or visit ClassAtPawleys.com.

An award-winning writer makes her debut with this mesmerizing page-turner in the spirit of Everything I Never Told You and Olive Kitteridge. Out for a hike one scorching afternoon in Sycamore, Arizona, a newcomer to town stumbles across what appear to be human remains embedded in the wall of a dry desert ravine. As news of the discovery makes its way around town, Sycamore’s longtime residents fear the bones may belong to Jess Winters, the teenage girl who disappeared suddenly some eighteen years earlier, an unsolved mystery that has soaked into the porous rock of the town and haunted it ever since. In the days it takes the authorities to make an identification, the residents rekindle stories, rumors, and recollections both painful and poignant as they revisit Jess’s troubled history. In resurrecting the past, the people of Sycamore will find clarity, unexpected possibility, and a way forward for their lives.

Skillfully interweaving multiple points of view, Bryn Chancellor knowingly maps the bloodlines of a community and the indelible characters at its heart – most notably Jess Winters, a thoughtful, promising adolescent poised on the threshold of adulthood.

Evocative and atmospheric, Sycamore is a coming-of-age story, a mystery, and a moving exploration of the elemental forces that drive human nature – desire, loneliness, grief, love, forgiveness, and hope – as witnessed through the inhabitants of one small Arizona town.

The Road to Secession Author Speaks October 20

 Christopher Boyle (The Road to Secession

in Antebellum Georgetown and Horry Districts, SC)

at Kimbel’s, Wachesaw

The Moveable Feast is held at area restaurants throughout the year on Fridays, 11 AM-1 PM. On occasion, an author’s book tour schedule is accommodated with a mid-week or even a Saturday Moveable Feast. For each feast, the chef prepares an exquisite menu, typically unavailable during the restaurant’s public hours. The presentation precedes the meal. Individuals, couples, friends, book clubs and other groups are assigned table seating. Each literary luncheon is followed by a book signing at Litchfield Books at 2 PM for those unable to participate in the feast. Each is $30 with a $5 rebate when the featured book is purchased at the Moveable Feast. For reservations, call 843.235.9600 or visit ClassAtPawleys.com.

Published by the Horry County Historical Society, Boyle’s book explains how citizens in Georgetown and Horry Districts came to feel that secession from the Union was their only option as their constitutional rights were being repeatedly violated.

A full-time social studies teacher at Socastee High School and a part-time teaching associate at Coastal Carolina University, the author holds a BA in history from CCU and an MA in American history from Winthrop University. He currently serves on the Horry County Historical Society’s Board of Directors. Other books by Boyle are Mansfield Plantation, A Legacy on the Black River and an upcoming book about agricultural societies in antebellum Georgetown District.

Ghosts at the Museum of Coastal Carolina Oct. 17

Ghost Walk will be at the Museum of Coastal Carolina Oct. 17 at 6:00 pm to present “Ghosts of Brunswick County.” Presenters Will and Allison Smith note that “Brunswick County has 500 years of recorded history. With history comes great ghost stories.” You will learn about locally-sighted apparitions of German sailors, ladies of the manor, and Spanish Conquistadors in this family-friendly program. They will also discuss some spooky local haunts.

Will Smith is a retired USAF Lt. Col. and is currently a professor at BCC. He majored in history during his undergraduate work at The Citadel. He and his wife, Allison, own and operate a seasonal ghost walk business in Ocean Isle Beach. They recently published a book titled The Dead Don’t Like to be Forgotten: Tales from the South Brunswick Islands. With Halloween right around the corner, it’s time to embrace your inner ghoul. If you’re in need of some spooktacular holiday inspiration, this presentation will get you into the spirit of Halloween faster than you can say BOO!

The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC.  The museum is open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 to 3. Admission to the museum is free for members. Non-member all-day admission, which includes admission to the OIB Ghosts program on Oct. 17, 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, visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org, or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MuseumCoastalCarolina.

The Impact of Pesticides on the Atlantic Sand Fiddler

West Brunswick student, Russ Gore, will  present “The Impact of Pesticides on the Atlantic Sand Fiddler”  Oct. 14, 2017 at 11:00 am as a part of his high school senior project. Russ designed a field study on the effects of commonly used pesticides on Atlantic Sand Fiddlers. Because sand fiddlers are arthropods like many pests, his experimental results show a detrimental effect of the test group. Knowing fiddlers are a crucial component of the marsh ecosystem, Russ wishes to make a community outreach on safe pesticide practices with his slogan “Control, Comply, & Customize.”

Russ is president of the National Honor Society, captain of the football team, and a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. At West Brunswick, Russ states math and science are two of his favorite classes and hopes to pursue a career in those areas of study.

The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC.  The museum is open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 to 4. Admission to the museum is free for members. Non-member all-day admission, which includes admission to the OIB Ghosts program on Oct. 25, is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information about the Museum of Coastal Carolina, call 910-579-1016, visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org, or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MuseumCoastalCarolina.

Dreaming with Animals Author Lisa Kerr Dunn

 Meet Lisa Kerr Dunn & Robin Salmon (Dreaming with Animals) at Caffe Piccolo Oct. 13, 2017.

Literary luncheons with exciting authors at area restaurants

The Moveable Feast is held at area restaurants throughout the year on Fridays, 11 AM-1 PM. On occasion, an author’s book tour schedule is accommodated with a mid-week or even a Saturday Moveable Feast. For each feast, the chef prepares an exquisite menu, typically unavailable during the restaurant’s public hours. The presentation precedes the meal. Individuals, couples, friends, book clubs and other groups are assigned table seating. Each literary luncheon is followed by a book signing at Litchfield Books at 2 PM for those unable to participate in the feast. Each is $30 with a $5 rebate when the featured book is purchased at the Moveable Feast. For reservations, call 843.235.9600 or visit ClassAtPawleys.com.
Mostly Fridays, 11 AM-1 PM, $30

This first children’s biography of celebrated sculptor and Brookgreen Gardens cofounder Anna Hyatt Huntington serves as an inspiration not only because of the greatness of her art but also because of her courage and perseverance. Dunn highlights how Anna overcame society’s expectations of women and survived a life-threatening illness to become a prolific sculptor and an important benefactor of art and wildlife until her death at age 97. Illustrated by Monica Wyrick with a foreword by Robin Salmon, vice president for collections and curator of sculpture for Brookgreen Gardens, Dreaming with Animals is an affecting portrait of a strong, capable, talented and innovative woman.

 

South Carolina’s Largest Garage Sale Returns to Myrtle Beach

 

Calling all bargain-hunters…  South Carolina’s Largest Garage Sale returns to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, in the Exhibit Hall.  Admission to the big sale is free; parking at the Convention Center is $5 per car, per day.  All vendor spaces are filled.  For information, contact Rita Harrell at 843-918-1240 or rharrell@cityofmyrtlebeach.com.

Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival

Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival

October 6-7, 2017

Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place

http://www.myrtlebeachboardwalk.com/

The Myrtle Beach Downtown Redevelopment Corporation and the City of Myrtle Beach cohost the Second Annual Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival on Friday and Saturday, October 6-7.  The festival is free to attend, and various seafood vendors will be on hand to help celebrate the event.  

Look for kid-friendly activities, a beer and wine garden, live entertainment, contests, an exotic car show and more! 

This year’s event also includes a volleyball tournament!  For details, visit www.volleyamerica.com/VA-Beach-Volleyball-Event.aspx?EventID=3462.  Questions?  Call 843-918-1055 or visit www.myrtlebeachboardwalk.com/.

Friday, October 6

·    6:00 p.m. – Jim Quick & Coastline Band Performance

·    Time TBA – Hush Puppy Contest (NEW)

Saturday, October 7

·    11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Exotic Car Show (NEW)

·    11:00 a.m. – The Embers Performance​, featuring Craig Woolard

·    1:30 p.m. – The Catalinas Performance

·    2:00 p.m. – Oyster Shucking Contest (NEW)

·    5:00 p.m. – Fantastic Shakers​ Performance

Meet Author Diane Chamberlain at Pawleys Plantation

Author Diane Chamberlain will speak at Pawleys Plantation October 6, 2017, as part of the Moveable Feast program.  Her recent book is The Stolen Marriage.

 

The series of  literary luncheons features exciting authors at area restaurants. Most events are Fridays 11 am – 1 pm.  Each is $30 with a $5 rebate when the featured book is purchased at the Moveable Feast. For reservations, call 843.235.9600 or visit ClassAtPawleys.com.

New York Times, USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling author of 24 novels, including Necessary Lies, The Silent Sister, The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes, and The Keeper of the Light Trilogy, Diane Chamberlain likes to write complex stories about relationships between men and women, parents and children, brothers and sisters, and friends.

In her newest psychological thriller, she steps back to 1944, Hickory, North Carolina. Tess DeMello has just ended her engagement to the love of her life when she is forced into a strange and loveless marriage to an enigmatic man. With no way out and growing racial tensions in a small rural town, can Tess untangle her husband’s mysterious past before her life is put in any more danger?

Author Paul Grimshaw to speak at Sunset River Marketplace

Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, NC will feature Syracuse, NY native Paul Grimshaw at its Coffee With the Authors event on Thursday, Oct. 12 from 10 to 11 a.m. Grimshaw is a fulltime freelance journalist, living in his adopted state, South Carolina, since 1997. As a participant in more than a dozen Civil War reenactments, Grimshaw was moved by the job these living historians do, taking the participant and spectator to a place of suspended disbelief. In his debut novel, Travelers of the Gray Dawn, he goes one step further, to ask the “What if” questions.

A unique combination of genres, Travelers of the Gray Dawn, published in 2013, mixes thriller, alternate history and science fact and fiction with a healthy dose of cautionary tale and love story. Reflecting the spirit of storytellers such as Rod Serling and Michael Crichton, the fast-paced novel is filled with likable characters and intriguing “what-ifs” about a modern world without the benefit of a United States of America. The themes and storyline come together to entertain and urge readers to consider their own understanding of how events of the past shaped our present day (for better or worse) and why we are who we are and of America’s place in the evolution of the world we know.

 

Voyagers of the Gray Dawn: Finding Henry is the 2015 follow-up to Travelers of the Gray Dawn. The story unfolds in Princeton, NJ as Henry Rollins, a prodigious young PhD physics professor and assistant to Albert Einstein, is caught up in the tumultuous exploits of World War II U.S. Naval top-secret experimentation. As Einstein’s miscalculations and a stowaway Nazi spy interfere, the young doctor is hurled headlong into a world he’s only heard rumor of; a parallel universe where the Confederate States of America is the governing body over a good deal of the former Unites States of America. Back home, Rollins’ equally young and brilliant wife Margaret, is desperate to reunite with her missing husband, and may just have a clue where he is. Filled with historical facts and alternate history imaginings, Rollins’ epic travels, hinted at in the first book, are explored in detail this time.

 

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