Benefit evenings highlight opera workshop scholarship fund, avian center

This Eurasian eagle owl is one of the many avian ambassadors at the The Center for Birds of Prey, in Awendaw, open for tours, Thursdays-Saturdays. The site will have its “Wild at Wingswood” gala, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. Details at 843-971-7474 or

Pick a fundraiser to help a community cause:

— “An Evening of Glamor, Live Music, Entertainment, and Dinner” – for Grand Strand Opera Workshop scholarship fund for a Coastal Carolina University music student – with Italian themed entertainment including Larry Tanelli & Claudette, and Girolamo (Jesse) Bastiano, 5-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 101 Fantasy Harbour Blvd., off U.S. 501 and George Bishop Parkway, just west of Myrtle Beach and along Intracoastal Waterway, next to The Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill. $45. 843-385-3963.

— “Wild at Wingswood” gala, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at The Center for Birds of Prey, 4719 U.S. 17 N., Awendaw, about 35 miles south of Georgetown. $135. (Site open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, with guided tours at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and flight demonstrations at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. – with general admission: $15 ages 17-64, $14 seniors and active duty military, $10 ages 6-16, and free ages 5 and younger.) 843-971-7474 or



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