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NMB Area Community Calendar

40th Pastoral Anniversary Celebration
Bishop Tommie Woodard, presiding prelate, and Annie B. Woodard, senior pastor, invite everyone to attend the celebration of the 40th Pastoral Anniversary at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10; 8 p.m. on Friday, April 11; and 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 13; at True Way Holiness Church of Jesus Christ located at 1527 Hwy. 57 N. in Little River.

Church holding Lenten Fish Fry
The final Lenten Fish Fry-Pasta dinner will be held on Friday, April 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Banquet Hall at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. They will be serving fried or baked Alaskan Pollock, real Italian penne pasta dinner, slaw, hush puppies, three bean salad and homemade dessert.

Relay for Life
This year’s Relay for Life will be held on Friday, May 2, starting at 6 p.m. This event is to honor cancer  survivors and in memory of those who have departed. It will be held at North Myrtle Beach High School at 3750 Sea Mtn. Hwy. in Little River and is open to the public.

NMB Citizens Association meeting
The North Myrtle Beach Citizens Association meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, at the J Bryan Floyd Center at 1030 Possum Trot Road. Congressman Tom Rice will give updates on local impact and take questions.

Hypertension is topic
Hypertension will be the topic of a lunch and learn at 12 noon on Thursday, April 17, at the Center for Health & Fitness in Loris. Dr. Jose Hernandez of Loris Family Health Center will discuss the causes, symptoms and treatment options associated with hypertension, also known as high blood pressure. Dubbed “the silent killer”, one of the most dangerous aspects of hypertension is that often people do not know that they have it. A light lunch will be served. Space is limited so registration is required. To register to attend call 843-390-8326.

Church presents Easter pageant
The Chancel Choir and Drama Team of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church will present an Easter pageant, “The Christ, The Cross, The Crown”, on Palm Sunday, April 13, at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.  Come and experience the greatest love story the world has ever know – the Passion of Jesus, the Christ. For more details, call 843-249-2312.

Church invites all to services
The Rev. Michael Alec Black of Ebenezer United Methodist Church welcomes all to the Maundy Thursday Communion Service on Thursday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. and the Easter service on Sunday, April 20, at 8:30 a.m. The church is located at 10796 Hwy. 905 in Longs.

Students to perform in ‘Blood Wedding’
“Blood Wedding,” a Spanish tragedy play by Federico Garcia Lorca, will be performed by Coastal Carolina University students from Thursday, April 3, through Saturday, April 12, in the Edwards Theatre on the CCU campus. The public is invited; tickets are required. The story is based on a newspaper story detailing a son and a daughter of feuding families running away together. The play investigates the subjects of desire, repression and Spanish custom all within the constraints and commitments of the rural Spanish community in which it is rooted. Tickets can be purchased at the Wheelwright Box Office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or call 843-349-ARTS (2787). Ticket prices are: $15 general admission; $5 CCU/HGTC students, faculty and staff; $10 alumni, OLLI, senior citizens and teens; $5 for children.

Zonta Club meetings
The Zonta Club of Myrtle Beach meets at the Sea Watch Resort in the Arcadian section on the third Tuesday of each month. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by the speaker. Call 843-446-1175 for additional information.

Easter Family Celebration
Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church would like to invite all children and their families to their Easter Family Celebration on Saturday, April 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. They will have bounce houses, food, crafts and an Easter Egg Hunt for children ages birth through fifth grade. Attend and enjoy time with family as they celebrate Easter and Jesus’ gift of redemption.

Taste of the Coast
The 7th Annual Risen Christ Taste of the Coast will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, at the new North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex in the McLeod-Seacoast Meadow. Entry fee is $3, children under 12 are free and food and drink tickets are $1 each.

Lydia’s Closet funds help center
Lydia’s Closet, the saving place, is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is located at 1003 B on Second Avenue North, across from Santee Cooper in North Myrtle Beach. Most items are $1 each or get a bag of clothes for $2. Check out the premium room for all kinds of super deals. Call Dorothy at 843-455-8178 for additional information.

Elks to hold egg hunt, dinner dance
The local Elks Lodge #2840 is inviting everyone to come and enjoy a special Easter Egg Hunt and Dinner Dance on Saturday, April 19, at the lodge at 250 Hwy. 57 S. in Little River. Proceeds will be used to support the many local charitable works of the Elks. Happy hour with discounted beverages starts at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. To help work off those dinner calories, an Easter Egg Hunt will follow. The eggs are just $5 each and each one has a great prize inside valued from $5 to $50. There are no losers. World famous DJ Lou Pratt will provide the music for listening, singing or dancing. Tickets are $12 at the door and you can order them in advance for $10 by calling 663-5404 or 390-2840.

Little River Library offers workshop
Have you ever thought of becoming a writer?  Join local author Joan Leotta at  the Little River Library for a free writer’s workshop. It will be held on Tuesday, April 8, from 2 to 3 p.m.

Sea Haven fundraiser
Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse is hosting a “Feed The Need” fundraiser for Sea Haven Inc. to “Help Us Help Youth”. All proceeds will be going to Sea Haven Inc. The official  launch for the project consisted of a luncheon for community businesses and restaurants to promote the event. For more information contact Wendy Gore at 843-399-8519 or Christina Jackson at 843-399- 4045.

Church presents ‘There Stands A Cross’
Pastor Lebron Crisp invites everyone to the Easter Drama “There Stands A Cross” presented by the Living Water Baptist Church Celebration Choir on Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 13, at 6 p.m. The church is located at 1569 Hwy. 9 E. in Longs. If you have any questions, call 843-399-5833.

Church of the Lost & Found services
Church of the Lost & Found is a Bible believing church with Evangelist Beaver Greenway located at 91 S. Ocean Blvd. in the Ocean Drive section of North Myrtle Beach. Sunday services are from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. Men’s breakfast is held at 8 a.m. every Monday at Mama Jean’s Restaurant in Little River. Bible study is held at 7 p.m. every Monday at Mama Jean’s Restaurant. Come as you are — leave as you should be. For more information call 843-294-0364 or email at

American Legion Auxiliary
American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 186 meets on the third Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the American Legion located at 4285 Pine Drive in Little River. We welcome all new eligible members. For further membership information call 843-283-8825.

Church services
King of Glory Lutheran Church at 11th Avenue North in North Myrtle Beach will begin Sunday School at 9:45 am. and worship services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. each Sunday. All are welcome.

Stitching Ministry needs volunteers
Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church at 410 Sixth Ave. S. in North Myrtle Beach holds a Stitching Ministry every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Quilts, skirts, tote bags and dolls are among the items made for local and international missions. Church members and community members are welcome to join the work and fellowship of this important and gratifying ministry. Call Denise at 280-3530 with questions.

Knights sponsor monthly dinners
Pasta dinners are held from 4 to 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. Cost is $8 per person and $20 for families of two adults and two children. Desserts $1, beer $2 and wine $3. Tickets are sold at the door. The event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and Columbiettes. Proceeds go to support various local charities.

Red Bluff Church of God services
Red Bluff Church of God invites everyone to join them for regular services. Sunday services start at 10 a.m. followed by Worship services at 11 a.m. Thursday services is at 7 p.m. The church is located at 5200 Hwy. 554 in Loris. Call Pastor Douglas and Lila Johnson for more information. Everyone is welcome.

Chapel By The Sea services
There is a new day, a new beginning with God’s leading at Chapel By The Sea Church on Sea Mountain Highway. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. and church services at 11 a.m. every Sunday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

Our Lady Star of the Sea New Beginnings
If you are a single person, widowed, widower, divorced or separated, we would like to welcome you as a member. We meet once a month. Any questions call Yvonne Phreaner at 249-0282.

Soup kitchen
The Shepherd’s Table soup kitchen is now open and serving the hungry. It is located in the Little River United Methodist Church Life Center on the corner of Mineola Avenue and Highway 17 in Little River and is open for dinner on Friday from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Education Scholarship Opportunity
The Carolina Borders Detachment 1036 of the Marine Corps League is proud to announce its annual post-secondary education scholarship competition. This $500 scholarship is available to residents of Brunswick County, N.C., or Horry County who are currently a senior in high school and have been accepted at an accredited community college, four-year college or a postsecondary trade school; or are presently attending an accredited community college, four-year college or a postsecondary trade school. Applications must be postmarked no later than April 18, 2014. The winner will be announced no later than May 16, 2014. If you would like to apply for this scholarship or would like more information on it, contact Scott Slater at

VWHRC offers services
Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center (VWHRC) is located at 4254 Stella Court in Little River. Employment and financial counseling is available to veterans each Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information contact the VWHRC at 843-427-4568. VWHRC hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Friday.

Grand Strand Masonic Lodge 392
Grand Strand Masonic Lodge 392 meets on the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The Lodge is located at 919 Sixth Ave. S. in North Myrtle Beach. For more information call 843-280-5430 or 843-685-4721. All Brothers are welcome.

North Strand Democratic Meeting
The North Strand Democratic monthly meeting is held on the second Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. at Mick and Mike’s Sports Bar at 1008 Hwy. 17 S. in North Myrtle Beach. For additional information contact Brian or Roberta at 843-272-6454. Now non-smoking.

Rotary Club of NMB Sunrise Meeting
The Rotary Club of North Myrtle Beach Sunrise holds its morning meeting every Thursday at 7:30 a.m. at Friendly’s Restaurant on Highway 17 North in North Myrtle Beach. All current and prospective Rotarians are welcome. For information call 843-446-3087.

Little River Rotary Club
The Little River Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at 12 noon at the C.B. Berry building in Little River. For more information call 843-249-6041.

North Myrtle Beach Lions Club
The North Myrtle Beach Lions Club meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Ryan’s Family Steakhouse at 3607 Hwy. 17 S. in North Myrtle Beach. For information call 249-2447.

Seacoast Anglers Association
Seacoast Anglers Association will meet the third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at VFW Post 10804 at Route 57 and Route 9 in Little River. Come and enjoy food, beverages and happy hour starting at 5:30 p.m. There will be guest speakers at each meeting to talk about subjects of interest to fishermen in the area. Our club includes boat owners and non-boat owners. Many events match members for fishing trips for both offshore and inshore trips. If you like to fish, like to hang out with fishermen (women) come learn and swap fish tales.

Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus of Our Lady Star of the Sea Council #7122 meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the church hall. Out-of-town Knights are invited to join them. To become a Knight or if you need further information call Tom Feldman at (843) 455-2860 or inquire at the church office or e-mail to

Knights Assembly 2431
The Knights of Columbus Assembly 2431, Fourth Degree meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the banquet hall of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church at 7p.m. Call Marcel Dube at (843) 741-0120 or e-mail to

North Myrtle Beach Rotary Club
The North Myrtle Beach Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at The Surf Golf and Beach Club in North Myrtle Beach. All Rotarians are welcome. For information call 843-446-3087.

NMB Chess Club
The North Myrtle Beach Chess Club meetings are held from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m. every Saturday at the Maritime Hotel. Call Ann Perroth at 843-450-3936 for additional information.

Carolinas Italian American Organization (CIAO) meets the fourth Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. at VFW Post 10804 located at Highway 57 in Little River. For information go to or call 843-734-0356 or 910-579-6164.

North Myrtle Beach Pilot Club
The North Myrtle Beach Pilot Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at The Surf Golf and Beach Club in North Myrtle Beach. For information call Kitty D’Angelo at 399-8747.

Christian Vets meet
The Chapter 1 Christian Vets meet on the third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. for dinner and fellowship at Pleasant Plain Baptist Church on Highway 57 in Little River. The veterans group offers help for veterans of all ages. Call the church at 843-399-4174 for more information.

VFW Post 10804
VFW Post 10804 will hold a business meeting at 11 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month at the VFW Post building on Highway 57 North behind Bell & Bell.

Grand Strand Blue Star Mothers
The Grand Strand Blue Star Mothers meet the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 186 in Little River. New members welcome. Call 843-390-5639.

Little River Lions Club
The Little River Lions meet the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Mulligans at 1359 Hwy. 17 N. in Little River. The club welcomes visiting Lions and guests. For information, call Marion Schroll at 843-798-2397.

North Strand Optimist Club
The North Strand Optimist Club meets at noon every Wednesday at The Grill House in North Myrtle Beach. New members are welcome. For information call Thomas Parry at 421-5917 or Marie Strickland at 843-602-4207.

Loris Lions Club
The Loris Lions Club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Dale’s Seafood on Highway 701 Bypass in Tabor City, N.C. For additional information on the meetings and/or the Lions Club organization call Lion Jim Murph at 843-756-7900.

NAMI Meeting
The Grand Strand National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Lakeside Baptist Church at 615 11th Ave. N. in North Myrtle Beach. Call 734-0369, 234-1216, 272-4052 or 347-1475 for further information.

New Connection Group started
Another group has been added to Grand Strand NAMI. The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Lakeside Baptist Church at 615 11th Ave. N., in North Myrtle Beach. Call 864-384-5893 for further information.

Family to Family Support Group
A new support group has been added to NAMI and meets from 6 to 7 p.m.on the second Tuesday of each month at Lakeside Baptist Church at 615 11th Ave. N. in North Myrtle Beach. This is an information and resources group for family members and friends of people living with a mental illness. Call 847-212-6463 for additional information.

Goodwill needs volunteers for job center
Volunteers are needed to assist with helping individuals with job searching, resume writing and other activities in the Job Link Center, located at the Little River Goodwill Retail Store, on Highway 9 in Longs. If interested call 843-390-9060.

North Strand Helping Hand needs donations
North Strand Helping Hand is in need of personal hygiene items including soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes and deodorant. They are also in need of monetary donations to help people in need pay for their utility bills. Call 843-399-0862 for more info.

KNMBB looking for volunteers
The Keep North Myrtle Beach Beautiful Committee meets at 4 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center. The public is welcome to attend the meetings and residents are encouraged to sign up with the committee as volunteers. For more information contact Gregg Barnhill at 280-5673.

Calabash VFW Post 7288
Calabash VFW Post 7288 meets for Sunday breakfast the first Sunday of each month from 8 to 11 a.m. The members meeting is held on the first Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. For more  information call 910-579-3577.

NMB Athletic Booster Program seeks help
The North Myrtle Beach Athletic Booster sponsorship program is an excellent way to show your support for the North Myrtle Beach High School. With 100 percent of all dollars going directly to the athletic department, your financial contribution helps improve the overall quality of all of the sporting events, which in turn improves the overall stability and strength of the entire student body. Show your Chief Pride today. For more information, visit www.nmbchiefs. com/booster.html.