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The Rory Family's "Hippy Skipper"  (left) does friendly battle with the Flying Fish's "S.S. Fish" at the turning point of the Paddle for the Pets Build Your Own Boat Race. The Rory Family's "Hippy Skipper" made of bamboo, duct tape, and plastic tarps won the golden paddle.  
The Paddle for the Pets Build Your Own Boat Race & Festival is held Saturday at  Barefoot Landing. The 2nd annual festival had children games, petting zoos, vendors, boat builders and spectators all gathered on the Intercoastal Waterway water front. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach.

Events for Disney fans, gardeners and those ready to battle for the paddle among things to do around Myrtle Beach area this weekend

23Mar“Diggin’ It” Spring Garden Festival, Saturday, March 25 at Brookgreen Gardens, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Free with admission, which lasts seven consecutive days – $16 ages 13-64, $14 ages 65 and older, $8 ages 4-12, and free ages 3 and younger. 843-235-6000, 800-849-1931 or www.brookgreen.org. Grand Strand/Pee Dee “Walk to Defeat ALS,” for ALS Association S.C. Chapter, raising awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease – affecting the brain and spinal cord, 10 a.m. SaturdayMarch 25 (Registration open 9 a.m.), in 1- or 3-mile walk, in Myrtle Beach’s Grand Park, on Farrow Parkway, across from The Market Common and the city’s Valor Memorial Garden. No entry fee to walk as an individual, or join or form a team, but donations welcome. 803-851-3216 or www.alsa.org. Horry...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 photo, celebrity chef Paula Deen poses for a portrait in New York. Deen recently announced that she has Type 2 diabetes.  (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri)

Paula Deen to bring southern cooking, kitchen gadgets and decor to Broadway at the Beach

20Mar.mcclatchy-embed{position:relative;padding:40px 0 56.25%;height:0;overflow:hidden;max-width:100%}.mcclatchy-embed iframe{position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%} Just a few stores down from the square, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen is settling in, another brand new building to spruce up Broadway. Two floors of this famous southern name now stand where Carlos’n Charlie’s once was, closer every day to completion. Plans submitted for new Paula Deen restaurant With 14 cookbooks published, multiple television shows, and ownership over a number of restaurants, Paula Deen has devoted her life to Southern cooking. Breakfast through dinner will be served in a Southern way, with a spread of multiple dishes for the table. For instance, lunchtime guests can choose two down home dishes and four sides for the whole table, and each person receives dessert afterwards. Read our initial announcement on Pauia Deen's Restaurant. Pigeon Forge, Tenn., houses the first Family Kitchen, which will turn two years old...
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Competitors dig deep in the sheaf toss as one of the many games at the Myrtle Beach Highland Games and Heritage Festival in Grand Park at The Market Common on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

The Myrtle Beach Highland Games head back to The Market Common for second year in a row

20MarKilts, pipe and drum bands, feats of strength, and border collies all fit into this setting honoring Scottish, Irish and British heritage. The Myrtle Beach Highland Games and Festival will roll out for a second year, at Myrtle Beach’s Grand Park, on Crabtree Lane, off Farrow Parkway, across from The Market Common. An Irish “Ceilidh” welcome party, full of music and free, is 6-10 p.m. Friday, March 24, and the games and festival, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 25. Saturday includes a grand opening ceremony, at 10 a.m., with a “Tartan Parade,” and four border collie field demonstrations, at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., and 1 and 3:30 p.m. General admission for Saturday in advance (www.myrtlebeachhighlandgames.com) and at gate, respectively – $12/$15 for ages 13-64, $8/$10 military (with ID) and anyone 65 or older; $5 either way for ages 6-12; and free ages...
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