Coming This Week for May 17

May 17, 2011 

TODAY

Heritage Library Lecture Series: "Hilton Head's Hunting Era": 1:30 p.m., 852 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 2A, Hilton Head Island; Natalie Hefter, vice president of the Coastal Discovery Museum, will speak about Hilton Head's hunting era between the 1890s and 1950s; reservations required; 843-686-6560

Camera Club of Hilton Head Island meeting: 7:30 p.m., Palmetto Electric Company, 111 Mathews Drive, Hilton Head; "Member's Best Photos"; www.cchhi.net; Roger Coe, 843-689-2062

The Archaeological Society of South Carolina, Hilton Head Chapter, meeting: 7 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, Honey Horn, Hilton Head Island; Brooke Brilliant will discuss the interaction between American Indians and African-Americans in the Lowcountry through the ceramic art, colono wares; free; George Stubbs, 843-363-5058; www.assc.net

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group: 6 p.m., Beaufort Elementary School; child care provided; 843-726-1092

Birding at Pinckney Island: 7:30-9:30 a.m., Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge; Carlos Chacon, manager of natural history at the Coastal Discovery Museum, will lead the bird-watching program; bring binoculars; $12; ages 12 and older; reservations required; 843-689-6767, ext. 223

Palmetto Quilt Guild meeting: 1 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 829 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island; Celtic knot specialist Peg Bingham will present "Over and Over Again"; visitors, $5; 713-805-6209, www.palmetto quiltguild.org

Green Drinks Beaufort meeting: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Panini's Cafe, 926 Bay St., Beaufort; 843-379-0300

WEDNESDAY

Classic car show: 5:30-8 p.m., Duke's Barbecue, 949 Robertson Blvd., Walterboro; food and beverages available; $10 registration; event benefits the Veterans Victory House; Bill Bennett, 843-538-3940, 803-225-6579; Cris Coursen, 843-909-1626

"Bald Eagles" program: 3 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, Honey Horn, Hilton Head Island; retired SCDNR biologist Tom Murphy will discuss the bald eagle's history and future; $5; reservations required; 843-689-6767, ext. 223

Historic Beaufort Foundation Book & A Bite lecture and book signing: noon, John Mark Verdier House Ballroom, 801 Bay St., Beaufort, $5, bring lunch, ice tea and water provided; Alexia Helsley will discuss her book, "Wicked Beaufort"; 843-379-3331

Ride of Silence: 7 p.m., Street Meet, Port Royal Plaza, Hilton Head Island; 8-mile ride will honor cyclists killed or injured on the road; preparation begins at 6:30 p.m.; Ron Knight; 843-384-1808

THURSDAY

"The European Struggle to Settle North America," led by authors Margaret Pickett and Dwayne Pickett: 3 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, Honey Horn, Hilton Head Island; presentation and book signing; authors will discuss settlement efforts along the Carolina coast, particularly the Port Royal Sound region; free; no reservations required; www.coastaldiscovery.org

The Beaufort County Historical Society's 72nd annual meeting: noon, Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club, Meridian Road, Beaufort; Dr. Gerald Schwartz will discuss his book, "A Woman Doctor's Civil War: Esther Hill Hawks' Diary"; an optional light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. for $10; reservations required; Nancy Gilley, 843-524-7969; www.beaufortcounty historicalsociety.org

Middle East Forum meeting: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Hilton Head Island library; topic is "The Arab Spring and Bin Laden: Retrospect and Prospect"; free; Don Snow, 843-682-2765

Palmetto Quilt Guild meeting: 1 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 879 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island; visitors, $5; 843-540-1952, palmettoquilt guild.org

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