Annual “Run for the Shelter” 5K and 1-mile Dog Walk, for The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, Saturday April 1 at North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex, at S.C. 90 and Robert Edge Parkway, with run at 9 a.m., walk 11 a.m., and “Doggie Bone Hunt” noon. 5K entry $25 by Friday, March 31 at www.grandstrandrunner.com, otherwise $30; walk or bone hunt $15 each, or both $25. 843-249-4948 or www.hsnmb.org.
Annual “Garden Party” – for Miss Ruby’s Kids, an early childhood education program in Georgetown County – 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2 at Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club, 70 Tanglewood Drive, Pawleys Island, off U.S. 17. $100.<bullet> 843-527-0277 or www.missrubyskids.net.
Waccamaw Riverkeeper events: “Hobnob at Hobcaw” Oyster Roast benefit, 4 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at Hobcaw Barony’s Kimbel Lodge, on U.S. 17, north of Georgetown, for $34 ($30 Winyah Rivers Foundation members) ages 14 and older, otherwise free; and in Conway – “Clean Up Our Local Waterways Kickoff,” 1 p.m. April 9 at Pitch Landing, and with dedication of river bench given in honor of Loralee Badgett; and “River Walk-Paddle and Celebration on the Waccamaw,” 10 a.m.-noon April 22 from Conway Riverwalk to Conway Marina (free paddleboats to borrow, first come, first served). 843-349-4007 or www.winyahrivers.org.
Easter Egg Hunt, 11 a.m. Saturday, April 1 (rain date April 8) at Calabash Community Park, 868 Persimmon Road. 910-579-6747 or www.townofcalabash.net.
“Myrtle Beach Senior Expo,” 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at Barefoot Resort Conference Center, across drawbridge from road along north edge of Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach (by Alligator Adventure). Free; register at www.whoscoming.com/seniorexpo. Also, everyone’s asked to bring donations of pet food/treats for local shelters. 843-369-1556 or www.myrtlebeachseniorexpo.com.