CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
Conway Medical Center
Childbirth Class - Monday Nights: The Birthplace at Conway Medical Center will offer a childbirth class on Monday nights in from 7pm till 9pm. Classes are held at Conway Medical Center in the Auditorium of the Administrative Services Building and the fee is $50 which includes a snack each night. Registration is required. Call 843.347.8108 to register for the class. Bring a blanket and two pillows on the 3rd Monday night.
Birth Place Tours: The Birth Place offers tours every Sunday at 2 pm. If you are interested call 843-347-8108
Breastfeeding Class: The Birthplace at Conway Medical Center offers free breastfeeding classes for expectant or new moms. Registration is required. Call 843.347.8108 to register for an upcoming class. These classes are normally held on the first Tuesday of each month in Private Dining Room #1. www.conwaymedicalcenter.com.
Childbirth Education Classes are held on the 2nd Saturday of every other month from 9am-1pm at the Center for Health & Fitness in Loris. To sign up for this class, call 716-7290. Our Childbirth Education Class is designed to help you understand the process of labor and delivery and to answer questions about the birth of your child. The all-day class will include interactive sessions, empathy belly exercises for your support person and a tour of the labor and delivery suites at Loris Community Hospital. Lunch will be provided. Please bring your support person. For more information, please call (843)716-7290. Location: Center for Health & Fitness in Loris Cost: $25
Grand Strand Regional Medical Center
Prepared Childbirth Class: This series of classes provides instruction in the birthing process, breathing and relaxation techniques, physical conditioning and coaching skills. Choice of three-week course (two-hour sessions) Monday evenings (7 - 9 pm) or a comprehensive six-hour Saturday class (9am - 3 pm), both taught at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in the first floor classroom. Fee: $50 per couple.
Breast-Feeding Class: This two-hour class provides instruction in the art of breast-feeding as a positive experience. Proper breast-feeding techniques and the role of the support person are discussed. Meets one Saturday (1:30 - 3:30pm) each month at HealthFinders, Coastal Grand Mall. Free.
Infant Care Class: Basic guidelines and hands-on experience of newborn care are provided in this two-hour class. The emphasis is on confidence as the newborns primary caretaker. Meets one Saturday (10:30am - 12:30 pm) each month at HealthFinders, Coastal Grand Mall. Free.
OB Tours: Our maternity tour is designed to acquaint expectant parents with the services and philosophy of our obstetrics program. The tour includes a visit to the Maternity Center, including the birthing rooms, and a discussion of general information regarding your OB stay at Grand Strand Regional. Tours are offered during the Prepared Childbirth courses, or upon request (9 am - 3 pm, Monday through Friday only). Free. Please call 692-BABY to schedule a tour.
Infant Child CPR: This class is designed to prepare parents and other caretakers to respond appropriately in an emergency. Instruction in proper administration of CPR and first aid for choking infants and children is taught. Offered one Saturday of each month (1 - 4 pm) at HealthFinders, Coastal Grand Mall. Fee: $15.
Sibling Preparation: This two-hour class is designed to help children ages 2-10 prepare for the new baby’s arrival. The class teaches brothers and sisters about their involvement in the birthing experience and preparation for the baby’s homecoming. A tour of the OB unit and nursery is included. One parent must accompany the child. Offered one Saturday (10 - 11:30am) each month at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. Free. For more information, please call: 843-839-9933. www.grandstrandmed.com. Website registration available.
Georgetown Memorial Hospital
Health Screenings: Tuesdays in the mall area of Georgetown Memorial Hospital from 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Thursdays at Waccamaw Community Hospital in the hallway by Same Day Surgery from 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. 2nd Friday every other month beginning in August at Waccamaw Community Care, 4310 Dick Pond Road, Myrtle Beach from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Screenings Offered: Finger Stick Lipid profiles with blood sugar for $20(8-10 hour fast required); Diabetes Screening-Hemoglobin A1C for $15 (no fasting required), blood sugar levels for $3 (2 hour fast required) and free blood pressure screenings. More information is available at or 520-8579.
"Virtuous Women/Moms" group meets every Tues 10:00 a.m. at Chick-fil-A of Murrells Inlet S.C for Brunch and Bible Study. Different speakers every week. All welcome. Catherine Hoeveler
Ayusa/Global Youth Exchange: AYUSA is looking for caring families who wish to open their home to an international high school student for an academic year or a semester. This is a non-profit organization providing young people with learning opportunities that promote global understanding and leadership. Since 1980, AYUSA has provided over 40,000 students from more than 75 countries the ability to build bridges of international friendship with their host families and host communities. Applications being taken through July. For more information, call 650-1030.
New Meeting Information LLL of the Grand Strand: First Thursday of each month 4pm-5pm Social time before and after the meetings Socastee Library Meeting Room, 707 Connector. For breastfeeding questions please contacts one of our LLL Leaders: Anna 213-8508 email@example.com. Ashley 213-0130 firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit the website at www.llli.org
L. W. Paul Living History Farm: We are open Tuesday through Saturday 9am until 4pm. The Farm is free and open to the public with daily educational instructors on hand. Just call the Farm at 843-365-3596 to set up a tour date if needed. The Farm is located at the corner of Harris Short Cut Rd. and Hwy 701 N. in Conway, SC. 2279 Harris Short Cut Road Farm Phone: 843-365-3596 Museum Phone: 843-915-5320 Email: HCGmuseum@horrycounty.org Web: www.horrycountymuseum.org.
Chapin Memorial Library Storytimes
Waccamaw Neck Branch Library: Pick up a more detailed flyer at the library or call Miss Tami at 545-3623.
The Waccamaw Neck Branch Library has a plethora of children’s programs returning and beginning in 2013. Weekly programs include story time and Bookworm Club. Every Wednesday, the library holds story time for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Babies and toddlers (birth to 36 months) have story time with stories and songs at 10am on Wednesday mornings. Preschoolers (ages 3 to 5) have their story time at 10:30am with stories, songs, and a craft. On Thursday afternoons, the Bookworm Club meets from 3:30 to 4:30 to have a snack, learn about a section of the library, and then enjoy silent reading time. Snack is provided by the Friends of the Waccamaw Library.
The library has also added two monthly events on Saturdays. Every first Saturday of the month, the Manners Club meets to learn about what good manners are and how to use them in daily life. Led by our own Mr. and Mrs. Manners (Dwight and Connie Graham), the Manners Club changes seasonal and teaches about manners in a fun and exciting way. The club is best for children ages 4 to 12 and refreshments are provided. Pre-registration is recommended.
The newest program on the library scene is Second Saturdays. Every second Saturday of the month at 10:30am, a different program will be held for children of all ages. Kicking off the program is naturalist Jerry Walls. His animal programs are already well known on the Waccamaw Neck. Our first Second Saturday will feature Snakes Alive! The Real Truth. Join us Saturday, February 9th to learn more about indigenous snakes and see what snaky friends Mr. Walls brings to visit us.
For more information about any of our programs or about the Waccamaw Neck Branch Library, please call 545-3623.
The Children’s Museum of South Carolina
Children's Museum of South Carolina
2501 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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