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Georgetown/Horry Community Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

‘Shoe Us The Love’ fundraiser underway

Saint Frances Animal Center launched its fall fundraising event “Shoe us the Love” shoe drive on Sept. 1 and it will run until Oct. 30.

In partnership with Funds2Orgs, Saint Frances Animal Center is asking new or gently worn shoes be dropped off for donation. Saint Frances Animal Center will collect the shoes and Funds2Orgs with then pick up the shoes during the first part of November. The shoes are refurbished and shipped around the world to developing countries to help create Micro-enterprises to provide jobs, promote commerce and give folks a path out of poverty.

The more shoes the shelter collects, the more funds benefit Saint Frances Animal Center.

Drop off locations include: Georgetown Kraft Credit Union, Georgetown; Saint Frances Animal Center; Georgetown Kraft Credit Union, Pawleys Island; Belk, Georgetown; Georgetown Kraft Credit Union, Andrews; Belk, Inlet Square Mall; Get Carried Away, Pawleys Island; Petco, Pawleys Island.

Today, Sept. 28

St. James Health plans first T.E.E.N. Talk

St. James Health and Wellness will host its first T.E.E.N. Talk, a program to give Andrews teens a safe space in which to discuss a variety of topics, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at the St. James Health and Wellness Andrews Annex, 411 E. Main St., Andrews.

The purpose of the T.E.E.N. (Talk Engage Empower Network) program is to have discussions about issues such as social media, bullying, suicide, mental health and the LGTBQ+ community.

Friday, Sept. 30

Georgetown Co. plans Recycling Center ribbon cutting 

Georgetown County will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. on Sept. 30 for its new Recycling Center at Big Dam Swamp, 17 Big Dam Swamp Dr., in Andrews. The public is invited to attend.

Saturday, Oct. 1

Oktoberfest! returns to Barefoot Landing

The 2nd Annual Oktoberfest! returns to Barefoot Landing from noon to 8 p.m. on Oct. 1. Festivities will take place at participating restaurants and eateries throughout the property with additional activities taking place in Dockside Village. An event wristband can be purchased for $10 to receive special discounts including 10% off food and drinks (excluding alcohol) at participating restaurants as well as other discounts at participating Barefoot Landing eateries.

Wristbands may be purchased in advance, or they can be purchased the day of the event at the Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach tables from noon to 6 p.m. in Dockside Village or the patio at LandShark. All proceeds from wristband sales will be donated to the Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach.

For more information about OktoberFest! at Barefoot Landing, visit www.bflanding.com or call 843-361-7949.

Wednesday, Oct. 5

Guardian ad Litem Program hosts interest session

The South Carolina Department of Children’s Advocacy’s Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem program will host a drop-in volunteer interest session from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Georgetown County Library, 405 Cleland Street, Georgetown.

This interest session is being provided to answer any questions potential volunteers may have, and to provide more information about the Guardian ad Litem Program.

Those interested in participating in training are encouraged to attend this interest session.

For more information, visit http://gal.sc.gov and to download an application. Applications will be available at the interest session as well.

Tuesday, Oct. 11

Georgetown County Sheriff to host community forum

Georgetown County Sheriff Carter Weaver will host a community forum on the opioid and Fentanyl crisis at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the Pawleys Island Community Church, 13034 Ocean Highway.

The forum, “Sheriff’s Community Forum: The Opioid and Fentanyl Crisis in Georgetown County,” will feature a panel of experts from the medical community, law enforcement, the school district and addiction treatment who will share the real damage the opioid epidemic is inflicting on our community.

This discussion is the first in a series of planned forums.

Future meetings will explore how the judicial system, legislators, clergy and community can take action. The public is invited to attend either gathering.

Wednesday, Oct. 12

Wings for All coming to Myrtle Beach airport

The Wings for All program will be coming to Myrtle Beach International Airport on Oct. 12, according to a press release from The Arc South Carolina.

Wings for All is an airport rehearsal program designed for individuals with autism or other intellectual disabilities. Families are given the opportunity to practice all the steps involved with air travel.

The event is free, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. Wings for All is a national program of The Arc of the US.

For more information, visit the website thearc.org/wings or contact Danni Bloom at Danni@arcsc.org.

Thursday, Oct. 13

Georgetown County Sheriff to host community forum

Georgetown County Sheriff Carter Weaver will host a community forum on the opioid and Fentanyl crisis at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 at the First Baptist Church of Georgetown, 219 Cleland Street.

The forum, “Sheriff’s Community Forum: The Opioid and Fentanyl Crisis in Georgetown County,” will feature a panel of experts from the medical community, law enforcement, the school district and addiction treatment who will share the real damage the opioid epidemic is inflicting on our community.

This discussion is the first in a series of planned forums.

Future meetings will explore how the judicial system, legislators, clergy and community can take action. The public is invited to attend either gathering.

Monday, Oct. 24

Early voting for general election opens 

GEORGETOWN COUNTY – Early voting for the Nov. 8 general election will open in South Carolina at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 24 and run through Saturday, Nov. 5.

Early voting centers in Georgetown County will be located at the following locations:

  • The Registration and Elections Office at 303 N. Hazard St., Georgetown,
  • Andrews Regional Recreation Center at 220 S. Cedar Ave, Andrews,
  • Northwest Regional Recreation Center at 8259 Choppee Rd., Georgetown, and
  • Litchfield Exchange, 14363 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island.

Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, except for Sunday, Oct. 30, when centers will be closed. Any registered Georgetown County voter can vote at any of the early voting centers.

To submit items for the Community Calendar, email rseyler@postandcourier.com.

 

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