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The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is now taking reservations for its Ninth Annual Bag Ladies Luncheon on Monday, November 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the beautiful Grande Dunes Members Club.

The popular event offers attendees a stimulating two hours with a gourmet plated luncheon, a silent hand-bag auction; a strolling fashion show by The Pink Cabana and noted celebrity bag designer Mehera Blum; a trunk show by Blum, a Myrtle Beach native who has gained notoriety on the West Coast for her unique, high-end purses and a drawing for an original handbag from Blum’s new line inspired by Elizabeth Patterson.

A trunk show featuring Blum’s one-of-a-kind bags will directly follow the luncheon with a portion of the proceeds befitting the Art Museum.

Tickets for the event are $50. Space is limited and advance reservations (required) should be made no later than Friday, November 4.

The Bag Ladies Luncheon raises funds for the non-profit Museum’s operating budget and helps to provide free admission to all visitors year-round as well as to support numerous education and outreach programs.

The Bag Ladies Luncheon Presenting Sponsor this year is Pyle Cunningham Wealth Management Group of Raymond James. The Supporting Sponsors are en Health Matters, The Pink Cabana, South Carolina Bank and Trust and Sparks Toyota.

Tickets are available at the Art Museum, 3100 N. Ocean Blvd., on line at http://www.MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org, or by calling 843-238-2510.

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signVisit La Belle Amie Vineyard Saturday for wine and music!

Noon – 5 pm

Little River, SC
This Saturday’s weather forecast again looks good. Temps in the high 70’s, pleasant winds from the north and a whole lot of fun from La Belle Amie Vineyard. Its time to take a last trip to the islands, mon, before the winter sun sets in. Live music from two talented bands.

Plus, taste our exotic wine concoctions while enjoying the beauty of the vineyard. Don’t forget the vineyard tour (2:30). Or, browse our great gift shop that is full of items you may purchase for others, but want to keep for yourself. Well…it really is all about you, isn’t it? Don’t forget…bring your “have fun” attitude…and a chair helps, too.

MUSIC (12:00 – 5:00pm) BY: Latitude and Parrot Party

ADMISSION : $8/person. (under 18 or over 80 admitted free) Bring two canned/dry good items for area food banks and receive $3 off admission. Club Members Free.
NO FOOD, NO BEVERAGES, NO PETS ADMITTED

Food Available From: Smokin’ Pitt BBQ and The Vineyard Grille

BEVERAGES (Water, Soda, Beer, & Wine) Available From: La Belle Amie Vineyard

SPONSORED BY: Anderson Bros. Bank, and EASY Radio 105.9FM

VINEYARD LOCATION: Hwy 90 & St. Joseph Road (just west of the NMB Middle School.)
GPS ADDRESS: 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, SC 29566

REGULAR SHOP HOURS : Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm. Closed Sundays

wine country

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Chris Mann

Chris Mann

The Long Bay Symphony begins the new Pops Series with Chris Mann in Concert, Saturday, October 19th at the Music & Arts Center in Myrtle Beach High School. Tickets are $35 – $50 for adults and $15 for students. Available online at www.longbaysymphony.com or 843.448.8379 between 9:00 and 5:00 Mon. through Fri.

Chris Mann in Concert!  (Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 7:30)

In performance with the Long Bay Symphony Pops

Chris Mann certainly shined as a finalist on The Voice, but his star has risen even higher since the hit show’s second season. His debut full-length, Roads, introduced a whole new generation to the classical-pop genre and shot straight to No. 1 on Billboard‘s Heatseekers Chart and Top 5 on Billboard’s Classical Chart. Upon its release, he gave numerous high-profile television performances, including playing for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as part of TNT’s “Christmas In Washington” special, appeared on “The Today Show,” the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and “NBC’s “Christmas in Rockefeller Center Special.” Mann also released a holiday EP, Home For Christmas, which was sold exclusively at Walmart and hit No. 1 on the chain’s Best-Selling Albums List.

He kicked off 2013 with a performance on “Conan” and his very own PBS Special helmed by award-winning producer Ken Ehrlich. Airing this past March on PBS stations nationwide, “A Mann For All Seasons” featured special guest appearances by multi-platinum artist Martina McBride and Mindi Abair and is a re-creation of the Elvis Presley ’69 Comeback Special with Chris performing in a boxing ring on a Sony soundstage.

The aptly-titled Roads represents the culmination of a long and challenging journey for this gifted and dedicated young artist, who had been pushing forward against what had appeared to be overwhelming odds. The album boasts a wildly eclectic assortment of songs, ranging from Willie Nelson’s “Always on My Mind,” “Ave Maria,” Damien Rice’s “The Blower’s Daughter,” which features a special guest appearance by his “Voice” coach Christina Aguilera, and Paul Anka’s “My Way,” which was reworked by Anka specifically for Mann.

Chris will be available for a Meet & Greet prior to the performance on Saturday, October 19 for a minimum donation of $50 to the Long Bay Symphony. Limited availability on tickets.

Find out more about Chris Mann at www.chrismannmusic.com.

Tickets available online at www.longbaysymphony.com or by calling 843.448.8379 Monday – Friday 9:00 – 5:00.

image001About The Long Bay Symphony

The Long Bay Symphony is the largest performing arts organization in the Grand Strand area and the largest professional orchestra in the region. The musicians come from the local communities as well as Columbia, Charleston, Fayetteville, Wilmington and beyond. The orchestra performs nearly 20 concerts each year in addition to being invited to perform for fundraising events for other organizations. The Youth Orchestra remains a top priority as The Long Bay Symphony invests in the educational, cultural and artistic future of the region. The symphony is supported by ticket revenue, generous corporate and individual giving, foundation and municipal grants, and operating support from the S.C. Arts Commission.

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May 1-31, 2013

http://www.militaryappreciationdays.com

 

Join us for Military Appreciation Days in Myrtle Beach during the month of May!  We’re celebrating military men and women – active duty, reserves and National Guard – and veterans from every service branch.  Look for military discounts, along with concerts, fireworks, celebrities, special events and family activities, plus the big parade on Saturday, May 25.

  • Hot Summer Nights on Ocean Boulevard  Enjoy free activities and entertainers in downtown Myrtle Beach and on the Oceanfront Boardwalk(www.myrtlebeachdowntown.com).
  • 5K Run/Walk  Sign up now for this 5K Run on Ocean Boulevard and the Boardwalk!  The race begins at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, May 25, at Plyler Park.  It’s free for active duty, reserves and veterans, or $20 for civilians. Visitwww.militaryappreciationdays.com for details.
  • Memorial Day Parade  This big Ocean Boulevard Memorial Day Paradesteps off at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 25.  Army Veteran and former Pittsburgh Steelers’ running back Rocky Bleier will serve as Grand Marshal of this year’s parade. The parade begins at 27th Avenue North and travels south to Ninth Avenue North, with great views all along the route!  Want to be in the parade?  Sign up at www.militaryappreciationdays.com.
  • Family picnic, meet Rocky, military exhibits and more  After the parade, join us for a Picnic on the Pavilion Site, complete with activities for the kids, military exhibits, music and more.  Headlining the afternoon is the Andrew Thielen Big Bandwith an outstanding patriotic show.  Parade Grand Marshal Rocky Bleier will be there, too!  Activities are set for Saturday, May 25, on Ocean Boulevard, Eighth to Ninth Avenue North.
  • Memorial Day Ceremony  Join the Grand Strand Patriotic Alliance and City of Myrtle Beach for the Memorial Day Ceremony at 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 27, on the Convention Center Plaza.

 

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La Belle Amie Vineyard always has something fun happening!

Bonfire & Music Saturday, April 13, 2013, Noon – 5 pm

Its an afternoon of wine, music and friends by the fire. Enjoy some outdoor cooking and browse our great gift shop. It doesn’t get any nicer than this. Bring your chairs and your smiles…and have a great time!

MUSIC (12:30 – 4:30pm) BY: Nancy Olive

ADMISSION : Free.

FOOD – Vineyard Grill – hot dogs, cheese & fruit trays, chips and snacks.

Sorry, No Beverages or Pets Allowed At This Event.

SPONSORED BY: Anderson Bros. Bank, and EASY Radio 105.9FM

GPS ADDRESS: 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, SC 29566

REGULAR SHOP HOURS : Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm. Closed Sundays.

Next Festival April 20

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On April 2, 1988, Wilmington, North Carolina’s historic downtown waterfront changed forever when the Henrietta II’s big red and white 16-foot diameter paddle wheel churned up the Cape Fear River. Against a strong ebb tide, the Henrietta II docked at the foot of Market Street where the city’s dock is located. In 2013 Cape Fear Riverboats celebrates 25 years of cruise success with public tours on Saturday, April 6 and retro cruises at 1988 prices on Sunday, April 7. Other special events and cruises are scheduled throughout the year.

Wilmington’s Market Street has long been considered the gateway to Downtown Wilmington. For many years the ferry from Eagle Island landed at the foot of Water and Market streets, bringing visitors from the west bank of the river. On that second day of April in 1988, passengers on board the Henrietta II included city officials, investors and friends of Captain Carl Marshburn, whose idea it was to start a riverboat company in downtown Wilmington. Hundreds of Wilmington citizens showed up to welcome the Henrietta II as she approached the town’s historic riverfront.

“When we came under the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge I could not believe the number of people lining the riverbank standing at the foot of Market Street to welcome us,” recalled Captain Marshburn. “I had never docked the Henrietta II before, so I muttered a prayer to not blow this docking.”

Marshburn and his crew put on quite a show that day. On board were actors portraying Becky Thatcher, Tom Sawyer, a riverboat gambler, and Mark Twain. Deck hands were dressed as Confederate Navy re-enactors, and passengers were greeted with a Dixieland band. To set a grand stage, the Antique Car Club parked their classic cars along Water Street. Touched and encouraged by the welcome reception, Marshburn vowed to provide Wilmington’s citizens and visitors with a cruise boat they could be proud of. Twenty-five years later Marshburn honors that promise as the Henrietta III, a larger cruise boat that replaced the Henrietta II in 2000, graces Wilmington’s riverfront ready to cruise the waters of the Cape Fear River. Over the past 25 years, tens of thousands of passengers—comprised of visitors and local citizens—have boarded the Henrietta II and III for nearly 12,000 cruises.

To celebrate 25 years in Wilmington, Cape Fear Riverboats will recreate the excitement of the Henrietta II’s grand arrival back in 1988 with public tours of the Henrietta III.  On Saturday April 6, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. residents and visitors are invited to board and tour the Henrietta III,just as they toured the Henrietta II 25 years before. On Sunday April 7, Cape Fear Riverboats will offer three tours of the Cape Fear River at the 1988 rate of $5.50 for adults and $3.00 for children (prices valid one day only).

Throughout 2013, the cruise schedule will include cruises and events that were popular during Cape Fear Riverboats’ early years, as well as more recent offerings, such as the breathtaking 4-hour Black River Nature Cruise. Led by coastal ecologist and author Andy Wood, Black River Nature Cruises aboard the Capt. J.N. Maffitt are offered April through October on select dates (http://www.cfrboats.com/proddetail.php?prod=1000). Cape Fear Riverboats offers a variety of narrated sightseeing, sunset, dinner/dance, interactive theatre, special theme and private charter voyages. For more information and a complete cruise schedule, please visitwww.cfrboats.com.

This blog brought to you by Nina Nash, Century 21 Coastal Lifestyles, in the beautiful Myrtle Beach area where she celebrates South Carolina. Your calls, comments and questions are welcome:  1-800-To-Relax 

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