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Welcome to the Pawleys Island/Litchfield SC CLASS website!



CLASS LLC plans and delivers a variety of cultural events and services, including The Moveable Feast, selected art courses, boat excursions, women's retreats, plant-based tastings, and local author publishing. Our message machine is on duty when we're not! You can email [email protected] or call 843.235.9600, and we will retrieve messages and return calls.

CLASS Publishing Division is growing by leaps and bounds and demonstrates the terrific talent residing among your neighbors. The local authors (fiction, history, children's books, photography and art) include Tanya Ackerman, Tracy Bailey, William (Billy) Baldwin, Virginia & Dana Beach, Ginny Brock, Cindy Clark, Sonya Cooper, Natalie & Ron Daise, Marc Davison, Dawn Dixon, Christine Doran & Janice Coward, Millie Doud, Anton DuMars, Bryan England, Jennie Holton Fant, Johnny L. Ford, Liz Gallo, Cindy Hedrick, Seldon (Bud) Hill, Maureen Horwath, Robert Jenkins, Judy Johnson, Miranda & Thomas Johnson, John Kenny, Maura Kenny, Larry Ketron, Patricia Kolencik & Jane Petrone, Mike Lassiter, Anne Swift Malarich, Jesse Marshall, John Mathis, Robert (Mac) McAlister, Susan Hoffer McMillan, Ernie Merchant, Vennie Deas Moore, Flo Phillips & Janice Coward, Robin Salmon, and William Woodson.

"St. James Santee: Plantation Parish" Reprint Launch:
At the behest and backing of The Friends of Hampton Plantation, a long out-of-print but absolutely invaluable history of the “French Santee” has been reprinted by CLASS Publishing. This meticulously researched and highly readable work by Anne Baker Leland Bridges and Roy Williams III, both now deceased, records the history of the territory between Georgetown and Charleston from 1685-1925, the challenges of the French Huguenots and English Protestants to settle and thrive as refugees from religious persecution, and their struggles with climate, terrain, wars, and disease. Several "friendraising" events are planned to increase awareness of this history and of the Friends group which preserves and promotes one of the historic treasures of that era – Hampton Plantation.

Click on "CLASS List & Publishing" above for details of these and our other publications. Selected titles are available on the Waccamaw Neck at Brookgreen Gardens Keepsakes, Driftwood Mercantile, My Sister's Books, The Original Hammock Shop, and in Georgetown, at the Georgetown County Museum, The Rice Museum, and Waterfront Books, The Village Museum in McClellanville and the Preservation Society of Charleston Shop.

The Moveable Feast has transitioned from its 25-year run of Friday literary luncheons to smaller, more intimate luncheons on (mostly) TUESDAYS, featuring presenters on a broad range of cultural topics (music, art, drama, history, and some literature). Each Feast is $35 per person (or 3 for $100), unless special circumstances dictate a higher fee.

To register or receive updates for Moveable Feasts, send your e-dress to [email protected] or call 843.235.9600. To pay for Moveable Feasts or any of the CLASSes, send your check, payable to CLASS, to PO Box 2884, Pawleys Island, SC 29585.

CLASS (Community Learning About Special Subjects) offers special excursions, retreats, and unique art courses & workshops. Click on CLASS List & Publishing above for details about:

Twice monthly Paint-Ins at the Litchfield Exchange with Danny McLaughlin;

Stained Glass courses with Kathy Welde and Sharon Knost, held at the Parish Hall of Holy Cross Faith Memorial Church, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Spring schedule posted on CLASS List above. If you are interested, call Linda at 843.235.9600 and we'll see if we can get you in one of the classes.

Lee Brockington will host her next semi-annual Women's Retreat at the Sea View Inn, in October, 2024;

Imagine Charters, 6-passenger pontoon boat excursions on the rivers and tributaries of Winyah Bay to Arcadia, Hasty Point and the PeeDee, captained by Paul Kenny and interpreted by Lee Brockington, will resume in March; dates and availability posted on CLASS List & Publishing above;

CLASS LLC (productions and publishing) and The Moveable Feast are owned and managed by Linda Ketron, 843.235.9600 or [email protected].

The Moveable Feast

The Moveable Feast offers monthly luncheons featuring presenters on a broad range of cultural topics (music, art, drama, history, and some literature, mostly by local and CLASS-published authors). Each is individually priced.

The Next Feast...

Kathryn Smith & Kelly Durham-FULL!

author of "Murder on the Campaign Train, A Missy LeHand Mystery" at Quigley's Next Door.

"Journalist and writer with a long fascination with Franklin Delano Roosevelt, his circle and his times, Kathryn Smith's abiding interest in FDR led to her decision to write "The Gatekeeper," the first and only biography of Marguerite LeHand, FDR's private secretary, confidant, advisor and friend. Kathryn frequently speaks about Missy, often in character and in period costume. Kathryn's partnership with Kelly Durham, a high school classmate from the 70s in Anderson, SC, stems from her proof-reading his inventive and fact-based World War II thrillers and Old Hollywood novels. Mutual admiration led to their collaboration on the first Missy LeHand Mystery novel, "Shirley Temple Is Missing." The second, "The President's Birthday Ball Affair," was quickly followed by "Eleanor Roosevelt Goes to Prison, then "FDR’s Convention Conspiracy." And now, in an election year, we have "Murder on the Campaign Train"! When a passenger on President Roosevelt's campaign train is found dead, there is no shortage of suspects. He has offended almost everyone on board, and some of those who knew him before the train left the station in Washington had private grudges as well. Even Missy LeHand, the president's loyal secretary, is a suspect, along with Hollywood reporter Joan Roswell, who has finagled a last-minute berth on the train. Add in financier Joseph P. Kennedy, actor Edward G. Robinson, and a host of reporters, aides, and hangers-on, and the investigating state police captain, assisted by the FBI's Corey Wainwright, have their hands full. If you love a good story set on a train, you'll love this caper with its tips of the hat to "Murder on the Orient Express," "From Russia with Love," "North by Northwest," and even "Silver Streak.""

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