Ocean Lakes Family Campground will host family-friendly Halloween events Friday and Saturday. Registered guests staying at the campground can attend all of the Halloween events.
The Spooktacular Magic Show kicks off things at 7:30 p.m. Friday. At 11:30 a.m., the Great Pumpkin Search - a scavenger hunt for hidden pumpkins - begins. A pet costume contest starts at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, followed by trick-or-treating at treat-friendly sites from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. A movie will be shown outdoors at 8 p.m. There is also a 7 p.m. competition for campsite decoration.
The S.C. Fossil Fair - open to the public - will be held in the campground's recreation building 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. It features several hands-on activities, including a mock dig site on the beach with museum specialists from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.
Ocean Lakes, at 6001 S. Kings Highway (U.S. 17 Business), has 893 sites on 310 acres, and has close to a mile of oceanfront. Campsites through Saturday are $38$44.
Event and campground details/reservations: 877-510-1774; www.oceanlakes.com.
What would Freud say?
"Uncanny," a contemporary sculpture exhibition based on an essay by Sigmund Freud, opened last week and continues through Nov. 26 in the Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery at Coastal Carolina University in Conway.
Based on Sigmund Freud's 1919 essay "The Uncanny," it explores Freud's ideas in the work of four sculptors: Lasse Antonsen, Cal Lane, Jen Raimondi and Susannah Strong.
Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Details: 843-349-6454; www.coastal.edu/bryanartgallery.
25th holiday season for Opry
The Carolina Opry is celebrating its 25th annual holiday show with a "Silver Anniversary Christmas Special" featuring renowned baritone Moses Braxton and pianist Rocky Fretz. Long-time Opry fans should know Braxton is returning after a four-year absence for this production.
The show will also include multimillion-dollar color laser lighting, a live horse and sleigh, the Grinch, all-new dance numbers from the All That dance group, new costumes - and the customary grand finale of Rita Gumm singing "He's Alive."
The holiday show will be offered Nov. 1-Jan. 1 with regular evening performances and scheduled matinees. Carolina Opry is at 8901 N. Kings Highway (U.S. 17 Business near U.S. 17 Bypass). Details/reservations: 800-843-6779; www.the carolinaopry.com.