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May 1-31, 2013

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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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Youth Orchestra Spring Concert
Thursday, April 25, 2013 – 7:30 pm
Myrtle Beach High School Music and Arts Center
Featuring the Concerto Competition Winners
Visit the website www.longbaysymphony.com for tickets and more information about upcoming events and concerts.
Call 843.448.8379 to reserve tickets.

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Ocean Boulevard’s 2013 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

12:00 – 11:00 p.m., Saturday, March 16

Ocean Boulevard, Downtown Myrtle Beach

 Downtown is the place to be Saturday, March 16, for Ocean Boulevard’s 2013 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, featuring music, fun and authentic Irish food and beverage.  Activities include live performances, kids’ zone, games and more.  Ocean Boulevard will be closed to motor vehicles from Eighth Avenue North to Ninth Avenue North.  For more information, contact Jonathan Staton at 843-997-6695.

Music and Entertainment

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.          Broken Strings

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.            Bank on the Rum

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.            Bull Frog

4:45 – 5:45 p.m.            Paul Grimshaw Band

6:15 – 7:15 p.m.            Austin Mowery Band

7:45 – 9:00 p.m.            Weaving the Fate

9:30 – 11:00 p.m.          Passafire                      Headliner

 

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The 52nd Annual Can-Am Days Festival, March 9 – 17, is a celebration of our loyal visitors from the north. Our Canadian neighbors will enjoy a line-up of events, giveaways, discounts and concerts that will take place all along the Grand Strand For more information, visit http://www.grandstrandevents.com/CanAmDays/default.html.

 

·         Wednesday, March 13 – 12:00 p.m., North Strand’s Can-Am Celebration at Myrtle Beach Mall.  The musical group Searson will provide live entertainment.  Admission is free.

·         Thursday, March 14 – 12:00 p.m., South Strand’s Can-Am Celebration at Inlet Square Mall.  The musical group Searson will provide live entertainment.  Admission is free.

·         Friday, March 15 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – 52nd Annual Canadian-American Days Festival Expo at Coastal Grand Mall.  Free admission and live entertainment.

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Sebastian Baverstam

The Long Bay Symphony presents Romantic Blockbusters featuring Sebastian Bäverstam, cello on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at Myrtle Beach High School Music & Arts Center. A program of some of the best-loved masterworks from the Romantic period:
Rossini William Tell Overture, Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1, and Brahms Symphony No. 1.  In addition, the concert will feature the world premiere of a commission from local composer and Coastal Carolina University faculty member, Donald Sloan, in celebration of the symphonies 25th Anniversary season. The composition takes its title from a Longfellow poem ” …the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind”.

A Symphony Soiree featuring the guest artist will be held at the Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.  Sebastian Bäverstam will present a short concert followed by a wine and cheese reception. Tickets are $35 and seating is limited.

Purchase Romantic Blockbusters tickets by phone at (843) 448-8379 or online at www.longbaysymphony.com/tickets.  Tickets are $50-$40 with $5 off for Seniors 60 and over; students age 22 and under $15.

The Long Bay Symphony is grateful for the following local media and corporate sponsors:
HTC – Participating Sponsor for the Symphony Series
Media Sponsors: Alternatives; Athens Publishing; Cumulus Radio; Dale Publishing; Grand Strand Arts; Grand Strand Happening; Grand Strand Magazine; Natural Awakenings; Next Media/WRNN; Lamar; TheDigitel Myrtle Beach; The North Myrtle Beach Times; Strand Media Group (Sasee); The Sun News; Waccamaw Publishers; WEZV/WYNA Radio; WMBF-TV.
Corporate Sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC; Coca-Cola Bottling Co.; Eagle Crest Gracious Retirement Living; Merrill Lynch – The Wiggin Group; TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank

For more about Sebastian Bäverstam, visit http://sebastianbaverstam.com/ and for more about The Long Bay Symphony, visit www.longbaysymphony.com.

About The Long Bay Symphony:
The Long Bay Symphony celebrates 25 years of musical excellence during the 2012-2013 season. As the largest performing arts organization in the Grand Strand area as well as the largest professional orchestra in the region, The Long Bay Symphony’s mission is to provide the highest quality musical performances and programs that educate and entertain while enhancing the cultural environment of the region.

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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Nine Horry County schools participate in Palmetto Regional

FIRST Robotics Competition, February 28 – March 2,

at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center

Here’s the challenge:  build and program a working robot from a box of parts and pieces.  That’s the task for 65 teams of high school students from 12 states and Brazil in the 10th annual Palmetto Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, to be held February 28 through March 2 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

Nine of Horry County’s public high schools have a team in this year’s event.  Some local teams are rookies when it comes to robots, but others are experienced FIRST participants.  Around the world, more than 2,500 teams and 51,000 students from 16 countries will be part of this year’s FIRSTchallenge.  Amazingly, no two robots they build will be exactly alike.

On January 5, each team received a 75-pound box of electronic parts, gears, gadgets and gizmos – with no instructions.  Working with teachers and professional mentors from the community, they have just six short weeks to design, build and test a robot that can accomplish specific tasks.  Their machine then is packed up and sent to the regional site for the competition.

In many ways, the Palmetto Regional FIRST Robotics tournament in Myrtle Beach is like NASCAR-meets-Big-Bang-Theory.  The 65 teams warm up on Thursday, February 28, with robot inspections and practice rounds at the Convention Center, followed by the tournament itself all day Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2.  Teams can fine-tune their robots in the “pit area,” then move to the stage for fast-paced, timed competitions.

This year’s robot challenge is Ultimate Ascent, in which student-built robots score points by throwing Frisbees into goals on a 27-by-54-foot playing field.  The two-minute-and-15-second matches end with the robots attempting to climb pyramids for extra points.  With 1,200 students  participating, plus teachers and mentors, it promises to be a lively and exciting two days.  For a video animation of Ultimate Ascent, seehttp://www.youtube.com/user/FRCTeamsGlobal.

Founded by inventor Dean Kamen, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was created to instill an appreciation of science and technology in young people, their schools and their communities.  Working with mentors from business and industry gives students a taste of real-world problem-solving and introduces them to practical applications of science, math, technology and engineering.  To learn more about FIRST, go to www.usfirst.org.

The two-day tournament at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, one of 77 regional and district competitions around the world this year, is free and open to the public.  Everyone’s invited to watch the student teams put their skills (and robots) to work in this fun and fast-paced event.  If you can’t be there in person, the competition will be streamed live on the Internet via NASA TV.

Visit www.myrtlebeachfirstrobotics.com for more information about the Palmetto Regional FIRST Robotics Competition.  Students are working now to build their robots.  To arrange media interviews with local student teams, teachers and mentors, contact Teal Britton, Horry County Schools, at843-488-6777 or tbritton@horrycountyschools.net.

Who…        Student teams from nine Horry County High Schools (and 56 other teams from 12 states, the District of Columbia and Brazil)

What…       Palmetto Regional FIRST Robotics Competition (10th annual event; record number of teams; first time in Myrtle Beach)

When…      Thursday, February 28, through Saturday, March 2, 2013

Where…     Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Exhibit Halls B and C (Admission is free; the public is invited to attend)

Why…        Inspire students, schools and communities (International effort to prepare and encourage young people in science, math, technology and engineering)

Additional sponsorships are available for the Myrtle Beach regional event, which features teams from throughout Horry County and around the country.  A few day-long volunteer opportunities still exist during the Palmetto Regional FIRST Robotics Competition.

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