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, Natalie & Ron Daise, Marc Davison, Dawn Dixon, 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, 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. Throughout the month of October, 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. To receive details on each event, call 843.235.9600 or [email protected].

• Friends of Hampton Plantation Board Members will be at the CLASS Publishing tent at Art Under the Oaks (Oct. 7 & 8) to promote the book and Friends membership;
• An invitation to the public to attend the official launch of St. James Santee: Plantation Parish at the Friends of Hampton Plantation's annual meeting on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 3 PM with free tours of the plantation house and refreshments;
• The Moveable Feast on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 11 AM at Caffe Piccolo will introduce Hampton Plantation staff and Friends' board members with a special presentation by Bud Hill, founder of The Village Museum

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, 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).

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, will resume in the fall.

Lee Brockington will host her semi-annual Women's Retreat at the Sea View Inn, Tuesday-Thursday, Oct. 24-26, 2023 (FULL) and Friday-Sunday, March 29-31, 2024;

Imagine Charters, 6-passenger pontoon boat excursions on the rivers and tributaries of Winyah Bay to Sandy Island, Arcadia and the PeeDee, captained by Paul Kenny and interpreted by Lee Brockington, are temporarily suspended. When they can resume, dates and availability, will be announced here.

"Tuesday Tastings," orchestrated by professional foodie Holly Poteet and 20-year vegan Cindy Hedrick, held monthly in The Reserve. Classes will resume Oct. 3. Click on "CLASS List & Publishing" above for details.

CLASS LLC (productions and publishing) and The Moveable Feast are owned and managed by Linda Ketron.

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...

Thunder and Rain

author of "Bluegrass Concert" at Quigley's Next Door.

"En route to the Outerbanks Bluegrass Festival in North Carolina, Thunder and Rain, featuring a talented trio of women, will pay us a visit for a special Musical Moveable Feast. Join us at Noon for Quigley's fine barbecue lunch, followed by the real deal with an angelic voice that soars over a blanket of acoustic sound. Thunder and Rain's music lives somewhere in between folk, country, bluegrass, and pop, made cohesive by guitarist and lead singer Erinn Peet-Lukes' "nimble, yet devastating" vocals, heartfelt lyricism, and a high level of musicianship from Amelia Ransom on fiddle and Laura Ray on banjo. Check 'em out at"

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