Phil and Lauren Shosre

We wish everyone a happy Mother’s Day weekend.

Friday, May 3, 60 residents enjoyed Plantation Lakes’ second Music Bingo and Trivia Night. DJ Ice presented games about beer, the Kentucky Derby, patriotic games and 1960s tunes among others. Everyone thanks Leslie Morgan and the social committee.

Plantation Lakes’ ladies luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, May 9 at Damon’s Grill with cheery hostesses Joan Bottom, Judy Cobb and Janet Howard.

Friday, May 10 at 5 p.m., Plantation Lakes’ Cinco de Mayo happy hour with festive hostesses Kathy Haight, Janet Galvin, Margaret Sobel and Darla Hamlin is at Abuelo’s restaurant at Coastal Grand Mall.

A community awareness bulletin reminds vacant lot owners to bush hog their lots by May 31. The Department of Natural Resources’ 24-hour hotline and after-hours number for life-threatening situations is 800-922-5431. Their 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday number is 843-825-3387. They remove nuisance bears and alligators, but not snakes.

Plantation Lakes’ clubhouse is the venue for all committee and club meetings.

May 16 and June 6, the Architectural Review Board meets at 9 a.m.

Saturday, May 18, Plantation Lakes’ annual bass fishing tournament entry forms and fee are due. Pay Russ Scales. His address, event flier and entry forms are on

Select resource documents, then document, then lake committee and tournament.

Saturday, June 1 from 6:30-11:30 a.m. is the tournament. The $25 cash fee covers lunch and prizes. Fish must be alive at weigh-in.

Bring a non-perishable food or hygiene product donation for Help4Kids Backpack Buddies. Contact Russ at 843-254-4648.

Saturday, May 18 from 8 a.m. - noon is a private multi-family spring yard sale by some homeowners, chaired by resident Priscilla Scales. This is separate from Plantation Lakes’ annual community yard sale in September.

Tuesday, May 21, the social committee meets at 7 p.m. Plantation Lakes ladies age 18 and older are encouraged to join and help plan exciting community events.

Contact president Leslie at with questions.

Thursday, May 23, the Card-creating/Scrapbooking Club meets 1-4 p.m. chaired by Diane Colarik.

Monday, May 27 at 8:45 a.m., Plantation Lakes’ extremely popular water aerobics classes return this summer. These free, weather-permitting fun classes are for Plantation Lakes residents only. Guests must be accompanied by their resident host. Registration is unnecessary. Bring noodles and water weights. See “messages” at for Diane’s contact information for questions.

Tuesday, May 28, the covenants committee meets at 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 30, the finance committee meets at 7 p.m.

Monday, June 3, the landscape committee meets at 7 p.m.

Thursday, June 6, the board of directors meets at 6:30 p.m. Residents are encouraged to ask questions between 6:30 - 7 p.m.

Plantation Lakes’ annual pool party for residents only is coming soon. Debbie Bonner is chairing this social committee-hosted event.

Gino’s will cater the food, and DJ Buff will entertain. Corn hole, pool volleyball/basketball, hula hoops and ping pong will be available.

A non-refundable food ticket cash fee must be paid to Debbie Poat by May 22. Her contact information and event details are available on the flier at

Bring your own towels and beverages, remembering glass is not permitted. Extra chairs are welcome.

Happy birthday wishes to Andrew Handley, Bob Kelly, Rob Mason, Ron Sardanopoli and Bob Whedon.

We send get well wishes to Donna Owens for a smooth recovery.

Friday May 10-19th is Myrtle Beach 80th Bike Week Spring Harley-Davidson Rally.

Saturday, May 11, the group meets at 8 a.m. at the Carolina Forest Recreation Center to collect local highway litter.

Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. is Create Conway’s Spring Indie Market at 104 Laurel St. Enjoy live music, food trucks, art and crafts beginning at Conway’s Riverwalk entrance.

Wednesday, May 15, the Carolina Forest Civic Association meets at 6 p.m. at the Carolina Forest Recreation Center. Speakers will be Horry County Director of Planning and Zoning David Schwerd, and Ride III manager Jason Thompson. They will provide an update on Ride III programs affecting Carolina Forest.

Saturday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m., North Myrtle Beach Community Band will perform its fifth annual Pops in the Park Concert in Sandhills Bank Amphitheater at North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. Admission is free.

Tuesday, May 21, from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. is Carolina Forest Library’s next book sale. A bag of books costs $5. Horry County libraries will offer the summer reading program, “A Universe of Stories.”

After required points for reading are earned, a completion certificate is awarded.

May 24-27 is Atlantic Beach’s bike week.

Coastal Carolina University’s Office of Academic and Community Outreach is sponsoring Coastal Carolina Kids Camp from June 17-Aug. 9 for children ages 6-10. Pre-register your children now at

Email us at friendpa@aol. com about important events in your lives.

Have a great week.


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