Be safe during thunderstorms by not using running water or anything connected to electrical outlets.
The website ready.gov/ thunderstorms-lightning warns that electricity travels through plumbing and telephone lines.
Avoid showering, bathing, washing dishes, landlines, hair dryer, charging cell phones and using electrical appliances. Unplug electronics. Bring pets indoors. Dock and exit boats when thunderstorms approach.
In advance, trim trees on your property that are in danger of falling on your home. Submit an Architectural Review Board form from www.plmbpoa.com if any trees need possible removal. Avoid outdoor swimming, beach and golf course during storms.
On July 4, the communications committee email blasted everyone that fireworks are not permitted on Plantation Lakes lots or common area. The initial fine is $250 and doubles for future offenses.
Plantation Lakes clubhouse is the venue for all committee and club meetings.
Tuesday, July 16, the social committee meets at 7 p.m. All Plantation Lakes ladies are welcome. Contact president lesliewmorgan@ gmail.com.
July 18 and Aug.1, the Architectural Review Board meets at 9 a.m.
Thursday, July 18, at noon, the ladies luncheon will be at Brother Shuckers Fish House, 4999 Carolina Forest Blvd. RSVP end date was July 10.
With questions, contact Sheryl at 703-819-2898. Lunch will be hosted by Susan Masi, Sheryl Wirtz and Lauren Shore.
The $18 cost includes entrée, tax, gratuity and a non-alcoholic beverage. Select your entrée at the restaurant from their special menu.
Ladies will receive individual checks payable by cash or charge cards. Options include angus burger, crab cake sandwich, grilled shrimp platter, grilled chicken wrap, Philly steak wrap and Caesar salad with shrimp or chicken. Plantation Lakes name tag wearers are greatly appreciated.
Thursday, July 18, at 7 p.m., light pole committee chairman Bob Sweet will address all Carolina Forest HOA boards and residents at our clubhouse about multiple attorneys’ advice to reduce Santee Cooper’s exorbitant monthly light pole rental costs.
They hope to reduce the monthly pole rental of our 220 poles by $3,000.
Tuesday, July 23, the covenants committee and lake committee meet at 7 p.m.
Thursday, July 25, the finance committee meets at 6:30 p.m. The website listed time is incorrect. We thank Frank McDougall very much for this information.
Friday, July 26 from 7-9 p.m. is the social committee-sponsored happy hour Evening Under the Stars. Resident Stan Vitale will play favorite melodies poolside. Gerry Franklin, Roxanna Friebel, Jan Howard and vice-president Kathy Haight chair this event.
Bring an appetizer to share and your own beverage. No glass allowed by the pool.
Thursday, Aug. 8 from 1-4 p.m. is the Card-creating/ scrapbooking Club chaired by Diane Colarik.
Enjoy Plantation Lakes’ water aerobics free classes all summer Monday – Friday at 8:45 a.m., weather permitting. Guests must be accompanied by resident hosts. Registration is unnecessary. Bring noodles and water weights.
Saturday, Sept. 21 is Plantation Lakes’ annual community yard sale. Your unwanted items are another’s treasure. Begin decluttering now.
Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. is Plantation Lakes’ annual holiday boutique. We have many wonderful vendors of handcrafted home décor, jewelry, quilted items and ornaments. Some outdoor vendor spaces are still available.
If you know possible vendors, contact email@example.com.
Happy birthday wishes to Lynda Dion, Roger Elsasser, Carol Gulya and Julie Saylor.
Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m. is Surfside Beach’s weekly hula show through Aug. 13 at Surfside Pier at 11 South Ocean Blvd. A family demonstrates island dances. Bring chairs and blankets.
Saturday, July 13, the www.beautifycarolinaforest.org group meet 8 a.m. at Carolina Forest Recreation Center to remove litter from local highways.
Monday, July 15, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans offer half price admission with approved www.backpackbuddies.org/list.pdf donation. Lynchburg Hillcats game begins 7:05 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17 at 6 p.m., Carolina Forest Civic Association meets at Carolina Forest Recreation Center. Speaker Randy Webster with Horry County Emergency Management, will discuss hurricane and storm preparation.
Wednesday, July 17 from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. is Carolina Forest Library’s next $5 bag of books sale.
Saturday, July 20 from 11a.m. - 12:30 p.m., they present a second crochet 101 class for ages 11 and older. Call 843-915-5282 to sign up.
This summer, Horry County libraries offer the Summer Quest –Universe of Stories reading program.
Saturday, July 20 from 1-3:30 p.m., L.W. Paul Living History Farm at 2279 Harris Short Cut Road in Conway presents traditional music.
Wednesday, July 24, the American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be outside Carolina Forest Library and the recreation center from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. for a blood drive. Sign up at www.redcrossblood.org.
Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m., The Market Common provides complimentary carriage rides with pick-up and drop-off at Dolce Lusso Salon at 3050 Howard Ave. all summer, weather permitting.
Thursdays 7-9 p.m. this summer is Music on Main at the horseshoe in North Myrtle Beach, weather permitting.
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Have a great week.