Monday, January 19, 2015

Fall in Love with Myrtle Beach's February Calendar of Events

Love is in the air keeping Myrtle Beach a little warmer than the rest of the country this February.  Stay warm with your loved one by dancing the night away, thawing your fingers at a bonfire or by gazing into the eyes of your loved one while dining on a delicious slice of prime rib.  You'll find fun events to try for your Valentine's Day as well as throughout the month of February.  See a list of our favorites below:

Plantation Resort's La Belle Amie Vineyard Tour
Tuesdays in February
10 am-3 pm
Meet in the Plantation Resort Activity Center

Let us shuttle you to La Belle Amie where you will enjoy a tour of their lush vineyard and, of course, taste the fruit of their labors with a wine tasting.  Reservations required by 5 pm Monday at the indoor pool office.

Plantation Resort's Taste of Italy Dinner
Wednesdays in February
5-7 pm
Plantation Resort Activity Center

Join us for an all-you-can-eat Italian buffet featuring three different pastas and three different sauces.  Advanced tickets required by noon Wednesday at the indoor pool office.

Plantation Resort's Prime Rib Dinner
Fridays in February
6-8 pm
Plantation Resort Activity Center
$15/Adult, $11/child

Enjoy mouth watering prime rib accompanied by a fully loaded baked potato, salad and desert! Reservations required by noon Friday at the indoor pool office.

Plantation Resort's Mother Earth Day Spa Special
Every day in February
Prices Vary

February is great month for a massage and our very own Mother Earth Day Spa will be running a buy two-get-one-free promotion throughout the month.  Simply purchase two items off the spa menu, such as an hour massage or reflexology, and you will receive a third item of equal or lesser value completely free.  You may share your purchase with your loved one or you can use all three of your items throughout the week of your vacation. Simply tell the indoor pool office staff that you would like to take advantage of this deal and they will supply you with the coupons you need.

Winter Tea Party
Saturdays and Sundays in February and March 1
4 pm
Brookgreen Garden
1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr., Murrells Inlet
$35 for non-members

Warm up a winter day with hot teas and sweet and savory treats in the Pavilion Restaurant.  Seating begins at 4 pm and reservations are required by calling (843) 235-6016.

18th Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon
February 12-14
6:30 am Race Start Time
1251 21st Ave. North
Prices Vary

The 18th annual Myrtle Beach Marathon falls on Valentine's Day 2015, when racers will enjoy spending time with the sport they truly love - running!  Marathon organizers also love supporting area charities such as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Carolina, the Coastal South Carolina Chapter of the American Red Cross and Horry County Schools.  The event hosts both a full- and a half-marathon that takes runners through downtown Myrtle Beach into The Market Common and down along Ocean Boulevard before ending at Field.  Registration for the upcoming race is now open.  For more information, click here.

Plantation Resort's Valentines Brunch
February 14
10 am-1 pm
Plantation Resort Activity Center

After a wonderfully relaxing morning at Plantation Resort, you and your loved one can stroll over to the activity center to take advantage of a delicious brunch that will be waiting for you.  Enjoy ham, shrimp and grits, pastries, as well as the regular breakfast fare of eggs, bacon, granola with fruit and more!

Valentine's Bonfire
February 14
12:30-4:30 pm
La Belle Amie Vineyard
1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River
Entry is $3

Live music, a toasty fire, a little wine and a lot of good friends.  Add a guided vineyard tour, a fantastic gift shop and wonderful new folks to meet and you have a perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day.  Remember to take a lawn chair, a good friend or two, and enjoy the company, the music, the wine and the beauty of the vineyard.   They will be selling Vineyard Grill favorites such as hot dogs, burgers, cheese & fruit trays, chips & snacks.

Carolina Master Chorale- Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt
February 14
4 pm
Seaside Methodist Church
1300 Seaside Road SW
Prices Vary

The Carolina Master Chorale returns to its annual Hearts of Passion love song celebration featuring the most beautiful songs from Classical songs to Hollywood, Broadway and the Billboard Charts.  Enjoy exquisite arrangements for professional choir from "My Fair Lady", "South Pacific", The Beatles, The Carpenters, Billy Joel, Earth Wind & Fire and Stevie Wonder.  Treat your valentine to a concert of wonderfully romantic music!

Animals Swoon Under the Moon
February 14
6-7:30 pm
Myrtle Beach State Park (Shelter 1)
4401 South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
$10 per person- no checks

Enjoy an evening exploring the wild and humorous ways our local animals go about the serious business of finding a mate in an open and candid manner.  In a fire-lit picnic shelter, discover how animals woo their mates by bellowing, singing, giving gifts of food, dancing, leaving scented notes and much more.  Enjoy light, Valentine’s style refreshments.  Space for the event is limited and registration is required by Tuesday, February 10.  Call 843-238-0874 to register.  Adults only; 18 years and over.  Both singles and couples welcome.  Dress for the weather; it could be chilly!  Bring your own coffee mug and flashlight.

7th Annual Shuckin' On The Strand Oyster Roast presented by FSA-Full Steam Ahead
February 21
12-4 pm
The Hot Fish Club
4911 Hwy. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet 
$25/Adult, $10/child

The 7th Annual Shuckin’ on the Strand Oyster Roast, hosted by gsSCENE and presented by FSA Full Steam Ahead, Inc. will be held Saturday, February 21, from 12-4 pm at the Hot Fish Club.  This event is the Grand Strand’s largest oyster roast, open to the public, serving up oysters and chicken bog to sold-out crowds of over 500 attendees.  Cost is $25 per ticket which includes all-you-can-eat oysters from Harrelson’s Seafood, chicken bog, fixin’s and two draft beers. Kids 8 and under are $10.  Live entertainment will be provided by Paul Grimshaw Trio.  Tickets may be picked up at will-call at the event under the last name of purchaser if purchased online before Friday, February 7.  Tickets can also be purchased at the door day of event.  **Rain or shine they have you covered!

The Long Bay Symphony: Broadway - Dancing and Romancing II
February 21
7 pm
Myrtle Beach High School Music and Arts Center
3302 Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach 
Prices Vary

The Myrtle Beach Rotary Club and the Long Bay Symphony host Broadway Spectacular: Dancing and Romancing II featuring songs from classic and contemporary Broadway with singing and dancing. An annual event not to be missed.  Myrtle Beach High School Music & Arts Center. Reservations:  843-448-8379.

Grand Strand's Beach Social Dance
February 21
7-10 pm
Grand Strand Senior Center
1268 21ST Avenue North, Myrtle Beach
$7 per person

Love is in the air and the senior center Valentine’s dance on February 21st will be sure to please dancers of all skill levels.  There will be decorations and beverages and music will be provided by Steve and Alyce for a fun evening.  They welcome dancers of all ages.  Tickets are available at the senior center or call Barbara at 843-903-3765.

"God's Trombones" Program for Black History Month
Saturday, February 21
1 & 3 pm
Brookgreen Garden
1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr., Murrells Inlet
Free with Garden Admission

Ron and Natalie Daise will present dramatic readings from “God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Poems in Verse” by James Weldon Johnson, in observance of Black History Month.  His poems are patterned after African-American religious oratory.  Programs will be at 1 and 3 pm in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium and are free with garden admission; however, seating must be reserved by calling 843-235-6016.

Fourth Annual Collector's Event
February 22
5-7 pm
Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum 
3100 South Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach
$100 per ticket

This event will provide seasoned art collectors and newcomers alike with a great opportunity to acquire works of art while supporting the Art Museum and our community of artists.  There will be a drawing for 100 pieces of artwork from local, regional and internationally-known artists.  With a $100 ticket admission, each ticket holder will go home with an original work of art valued at $100 or more. Buy tickets here.

12th Annual Palmetto Regional First Robotics Competition
February 27-28
Myrtle Beach Convention Center
2101 N. Oak Street, Myrtle Beach
Free to view

In all, 66 teams of high school students from South Carolina and the East Coast will build their own robots to compete in this fast-paced event.  Teams warm up Thursday with robot inspections and practice rounds, followed by the high-energy tournament on Friday and Saturday.  Admission is free.  The public is invited to watch talented students put their math, science and engineering skills to work.

All of these venues are just a short drive from Plantation Resort.  You'll also find several great activities during your stay at the Resort.  Click here to see the Plantation Resort list of activities.  After a great date with your loved one at one of these venues you'll love coming back to relax in your Plantation Resort condo.  Call 1-800-845-5039 to show your love for your sweetheart by reserving your stay at the best resort in Myrtle Beach!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Take a Swing with One of Our New Golf Partners

More Great Golf at Fantastically Low Plantation Resort Rates!

Our owners will recognize this article from the annual newsletter that they recently received and now we’re passing on the great news to everyone!

We’re excited to announce new partnerships with several local golf courses: Burning Ridge, Colonial Charters, Indian Wells and Rivers Edge. Plantation Resort provides our owners with excellent rates to an array of beautiful courses that will challenge and delight you. For only $25 plus tax you’ll enjoy access to these beautiful courses with the added benefit of either a golf cart or a lower price.

These new relationships will replace Heron Point (closing December 15th), Wicked Stick (closing May 2015) and the Island Green golf course (closing TBA) in our current golf line up.

Without further ado, here are our new partners:

Burning Ridge

This picturesque golf course is winner of the 2006 South Carolina Golf Course of the Year award. It’s easy to see why when you experience the gently sloping hills and tranquil ponds designed by architect Gene Hamm. Their staff shares our passion for southern hospitality, so you’re sure to feel welcome as you relax in their recently renovated clubhouse.

Colonial Charters

Water hazards and sand traps offer a fun way to test the accuracy of your swing. You’ll find a comfortable atmosphere at Colonial Charters to relax and practice your game.

Indian Wells

Another favorite course designed by Gene Hamm, Indian Wells boasts one of the best and toughest holes in Myrtle Beach. If you’re looking for a challenge, you’ll love this course’s eighteenth hole.

Rivers Edge

This Arnold Palmer course takes you to a different world with challenging and beautiful greens that highlight their natural surroundings. Serene lakes and natural habitats are integrated in a balanced design that you will remember playing for a lifetime.

In addition to these new locations, our existing partnerships continue with Indigo Creek Golf Club, Azalea Sands, River Oaks Golf Plantation, Wedgefield Plantation, Tupelo Bay and Midway Par 3. All of our golf partners strive to tee up the best golf experience for our owners. Call 1-855-230-1877 to make your  reservation with Plantation Resort and learn more about our great golf options.