Coming This Week for Aug. 30

August 30, 2011 

TODAY

The Hilton Head Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America annual picnic: 5 to 7 p.m., Indigo Run, Hilton Head Island; military officers interested in joining the chapter are welcome; reservations required; 843-705-2231

Book signing by Pat Branning, author of "Shrimp, Collards & Grits" and four course wine dinner: Saltus River Grill, 802 Bay St., Beaufort; reservations required, 843-379-3474; saltus@hargray.com

THURSDAY

AARP Chapter of the Lowcountry meeting: 1 p.m., Palmetto Electric Cooperative community room, 1 Cooperative Way, Hardeeville; President Chris Olsen, 843-705-5978

FRIDAY

Mariana Willams book signing: 4-6 p.m., in the lobby in front of Latitudes, Ltd. at The Crowne Plaza Resort, Hilton Head Island; Williams will be signing "Stars or Stripes 4th of July"; 843-842-2400

MONDAY

Penn Center Labor Day program: 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, St. Helena Island; featuring an old-fashioned fish fry, homemade ice cream, community yard sale; free and open to the public; 843-838-2432

SEPT. 6

Benny Hudson Seafood's Tasteful Tuesday: 6 p.m., 175 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island; features history of Hudson family and shrimping industry; cooking demonstration will feature crab-stuffed deviled eggs, Lowcountry shrimp and grits, and sweet potato cheesecake; bring folding/beach chair; special guest will be cookbook author Pat Branning; free; reservations required; 843-682-3474

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association meeting: 11:30 a.m., Golden Corral, Bluffton; Care Core National CEO Don Ryan will discuss jobs and economic impact of Care Core in Bluffton; Bill Coakley, 843-815-5604

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