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Church to host concert
The Singing Churchmen will be in concert at First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach at 200 Hwy. 17 S. in North Myrtle Beach on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. They are a 50-voice men’s chorus of Worship Leaders from across South Carolina. It is free and open to all. For more information contact the church at 843-249-2448.

World Day of the Sick
Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church at 1100 Eighth Ave. N. in North Myrtle Beach will sponsor a World Day of the Sick on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 10 a.m. The Legion of Mary Ark of the Covenant Praesidium will sponsor World Day of the Sick with a special Mass for the sick, infirm and their caregivers. Anointing of the sick will follow.  All are welcome.

Church offers support group
Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church at 1100 Eighth Ave. N. in North Myrtle Beach offers a 13-week GriefShare support group that will meet weekly through April 2, on Sunday afternoons from 3 to 5 p.m. The meetings offer help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. This program  is free to the community. For details and registration call 843-399-8196.

Big Paws fundraiser
Mister Fifties Tribute to Buddy Holly is a fundraiser for Big Paws Canine Foundation, Inc., providing service, therapy and companion dogs to disabled veterans and former first responders injured in the line of duty. The event is on Saturday, Jan. 21, from 6 to 10 p.m. Donation is $20 in advance and $25 at the door at VFW Post 10804 at 111 Hwy. 57 in Little River. Come dressed in your best 50’s attire and comfy dancing shoes! This is an evening to celebrate the great songs of the 50’s, enjoy some 50’s eats and dance the night away. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the Big Paws Canine Foundation to fund their training programs. Tickets can be purchased at the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce at 1521 Hwy. 17 S. in North Myrtle Beach. Cash or check only or contact Kathy Maupin at 843-399-2939 to purchase advance tickets.

Parkinson’s support group
A Parkinson’s support group meeting will be held every third Wednesday featuring a different speaker each month. The meeting will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church at 1100 8th Ave. N. in North Myrtle Beach. For more information call John Youker at 843-280-3230.

Spirits of Giving benefit
The Rotary Club of Little River 3rd Annual Spirits of Giving will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Parson’s Table Restaurant & Bar at 4305 McCorsley Ave. in Little River. Proceeds from this event will benefit the North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum, The North Strand Housing Shelter, Bold & Beautiful Wigs for Cancer, High School Scholarship Fund and HGTC Culinary Program.

Church offers support group
Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church at 1100 Eighth Ave. N. in North Myrtle Beach offers a 13-week GriefShare support group that will meet weekly through April 2, 2017, on Sunday afternoons from 3 to 5 p.m. The meetings offer help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. This program  is free to the community. For details and registration call 843-399-8196.

Grief recovery support group
GriefShare is a video seminar that features some of the nation’s foremost Christian experts on grief and recovery topics as seen from a biblical perspective. GriefShare features nationally recognized experts on grief recovery topics. Seminar sessions include “Is This Normal?”, “The Challenges of Grief,” “Grief and Your Relationships,” “Why?” and “Guilt and Anger.” GriefShare grief recovery seminar and support group meets at Lakeside Baptist Church at 615 11th Ave. N. in North Myrtle Beach from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays. For more information, contact Garry and Jennifer Spain at lakesidegriefshare@gmail.com.

Card and Game Party
A Card and Game Party will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at Ryan’s Steakhouse in North Myrtle Beach. Tickets are now available at $15 per person and will include cards, board games, Chinese auction, raffle and Ryan’s buffet. It is sponsored by OLSS Columbiettes to help fund eighth grade  scholarships to Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic High School. For tickets call Sarah Burgan at 724-825-9313 or email sburgan54@gmail.com. Join in the fun and make new friends.

North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club
The GFWC (General Federation of Women’s Clubs) North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club, a local nonprofit charitable organization, invites you to attend its monthly dinner meeting held on the first Tuesday of each month through May at 6:30 p.m. at The Surf Golf and Beach Club located at 1709 Springland Drive in North Myrtle Beach. To attend the meeting or learn more about the club, contact membership chairperson Kowena Suckstorf at email vpmbrnmbwc@gmail.com. You can also visit http://www.northmyrtlebeachwomansclub.com or www.facebook.com/nmbwomansclub.

Risen Christ Lutheran Church
Risen Christ Lutheran Church and School “Caring for God’s special people like you”. Wednesday night service 7 p.m., Sunday services 8:30 a.m., Classic Grace Worship, 10:30 a.m. Majestic Praise Worship. Church is located at 10595 N. Kings Hwy. (next to Southern Palms Memorial Gardens). Telephone numbers are: Church, 843-272-5845, School, 843-272-8163. Now accepting applications for enrollment for the 2016-17 school year.

Join VFW Post today
Are you a veteran who is not a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)? The VFW supports a myriad of programs that directly support veterans in need and their families. Simply put, the VFW strives to do good things for deserving people - our veterans, their families and their communities. By becoming a member, you contribute to those programs and help support legislation protecting veterans’ rights and entitlements. Your membership is important. Visit their website at VFWPost10804.org or visit the post at 111 Hwy. 57 N. in Little River. It’s easy, bring your DD214 and join today. New members will receive a free pasta night dinner.

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.

Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus Council 7122 meets on the second Thursday of each month and Assembly 2431 meets on the third Thursday. Both meetings take place at 6:30 p.m. and are held in the Parish Hall at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Out-of-town Knights are invited and encouraged to join them.  If you are interested in becoming a Knight or if you need further information about the organization, call Carl Powalie at 843-272-2511 or inquire at the church office.  Also, check out their website at http://kofcknights.org/CouncilSite/?CNO=7122.

Faith Prayer Connection
The Ladies of Faith Prayer Connection meets the third Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. at a member’s home. Brunch is made available through shared donations by attendees. Members live in Horry County and Brunswick County. The club is interdenominational and no dues or fees are involved. All are welcome for a morning of Christian camaraderie and fellowship. For information call Jeanette Lyon at 843-251-1886.

Church offering Chair Yoga Class
Trinity United Methodist Church at 706 14th Ave. S. in North Myrtle Beach is having Chair Yoga Classes every Monday from 5 to 6 p.m. Instructor Mary Lynn Porter will use Christian music, scripture and prayer to connect the body, mind and soul through this gentle class. It includes many variations of yoga postures and breathing techniques that are done by sitting in a chair or standing by it for support. Come just as you are, no materials needed. For more information, call Mary Lynn  Porter at 843-450-2414.

Hope’s Kitchen
Hope’s Kitchen is held each Tuesday in the Lyerly Family Life Center at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church at 410 Sixth Ave. S. in North Myrtle Beach. Guests come each Tuesday from 5:45 until 7:30 p.m. They serve the homeless, needy and persons just down on their luck. Showers are available for guests who care to take one along with other items. Contact director Peter Tibbitts at 843-280-3622 or 843--503-1444 for additional information.

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.

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 Grace Pagano at 843-320-5705.

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.

Bingo for Charity
The American Legion Post 186 at 4285 Pine Drive in Little River holds bingo every Sunday at 6 p.m. and Wednesday at 12 noon. Doors open at 11 a.m. Open to all on a first-come, first-served basis as space is limited. Lots of fun and no alcohol is served. For more information call 843-249-6643. Little River American Legion Post 186 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all proceeds are donated to various charities.

Little River Elks
The Little River Elks #2840 meet the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m. at their building located at 250 Hwy. 57 S. All Elks are invited.

North Strand Democratic Club Meeting
The North Strand Democratic Club monthly meeting is held on the last Thursday of each month from 5 to 6:45 p.m. at the North Myrtle Beach Library at 901 1st Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach. For additional information contact Dan or Sally at 843-843-280-9388.

Little River Rotary Club
The Rotary Club of Little River, the “Little Club with a Big Heart”, meets every Wednesday at 12 noon at the C.B. Berry building in Little River. All current and prospective Rotarians are welcome. For information call 843-333-6653.

Grand Strand Masonic Lodge 392
Grand Strand Masonic Lodge 392 meets on the second Monday of each month, supper at 6:45 p.m. and work 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. All Brothers are welcome.

Rummikub Club will meet Tuesday
The North Myrtle Beach Rummikub Club meets every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center on Possum Trot Road. It is similar to rummy with cards, but is played with tiles. No charge, free instructions and supplies with no partners necessary. Can be played with two, three or four people. Call Joyce Davis at 843-249-6778 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.

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.

Little River American Legion Post 186
Little River American Legion Post 186 meets for a community breakfast the third Sunday of each month from 8:30 to 11 a.m. The general membership meeting is the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Post home on Pine Drive behind Merchant’s Tire off Highway 17 South. For more information call 843-249-6643 or visit their website at www.alp186.org.

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.

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 843-280-5673.

North Myrtle Beach Pilot Club
The North Myrtle Beach Pilot Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at The Grill House in North Myrtle Beach. For information call Kitty D’Angelo at 843-399-8747.

North Strand Optimist Club
The North Strand Optimist Club meets at noon every Wednesday at The Grill House located at Surfwood Shopping Center at 228 Second Ave. in North Myrtle Beach. They sponsor and support numerous events in North Myrtle Beach and the development success of young people. For more information contact Len Anthony at 919-601-7871.

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 843-249-2447.

Little River Lions Club
The Little River Lions Club meet the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6 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.

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.

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.

CIAO
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 www.ciaocarolinas.org or call 843-734-0356 or 910-579-6164.

Widow or Widower Next Door
The Widow or Widower Next Door of North Myrtle Beach’s book club meets every second Sunday at 5 p.m. at Bob Evans Restaurant in North Myrtle Beach. Meals are pay for your own, and prospective members must first join the club online and RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/The-Widow-or-Widower-Next-Door/.

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.

Rotary Club of North Myrtle Beach Sunrise Meeting
The Rotary Club of North Myrtle Beach Sunrise holds its morning meeting every Friday 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.

North Myrtle Beach 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.

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.

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.

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.

Calabash VFW Post 7288
Calabash VFW Post 7288 meets for Sunday breakfast the first Sunday of each month from 8 to 11 a.m. with eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, country fries, grits, toast, orange juice, coffee and tea served with waitress table service. The cost is $6 per person. The members meeting is held on the first Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. For more information call 910-579-3577.

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.

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.

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.

VWHRC offers services
Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center (VWHRC) is located at 421 Hwy. 57 S. in Little River. Employment and financial counseling is available to veterans each Thursday 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.