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One-day excursions to nearby areas of interest planned

September 25, 2000

A series of one-day excursions to areas of regional interest is being offered by Coastal Carolina University's Division of Extended Learning and Public Services. The programs, which are open to people of all ages, will be held on Thursdays from Oct. 5 to 26. The fee for each trip is $35 and lunch is included. The following is a list of places and dates:

- Brookgreen in the Autumn, Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Experience the beauty of Brookgreen Gardens with its enchanting showcase of art and nature. Enjoy a guided tour of the sculpture gardens and a relaxing creek excursion before having lunch at the Garden Terrace.

- Historic Brunswick, N.C., Oct. 12, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Examine the archeological remains of Historic Brunswick Town, a pre- Revolutionary War port which was destroyed by the British in 1776. Tour Fort Fisher, the last major stronghold of the Confederacy during the Civil War. Enjoy lunch on the waterfront in Southport, a quaint seaport village.

- Historic Georgetown, Oct. 19, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Experience the Gullah Roots tour which accents the history of African- American life in Georgetown County. Enjoy lunch at a riverfront restaurant following a tour of the Kaminski House and the Georgetown Rice Museum.

- Conway Historic Mystery Tour, Oct. 26, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Discover Conway's "treasure" of historic sites and interesting places. Begin with a tour of historic City Hall, followed by a guided walking tour of historic downtown. Participate in a "mystery" history hunt with clever clues and a "treasure" map which will guide you to your final destination, the Cypress Inn, where you will enjoy lunch and tea.

For more information or to register, contact Coastal's Division of Extended Learning and Public Services at 349-2665.