Friends of the Bluffton Library annual meeting: 2 p.m., community room, Bluffton Library; guest speaker Louise Miller Cohen will discuss "Life on Hilton Head Island Before the Bridge" and her plans for the Gullah Museum on Hilton Head; 843-255-6490
Nursing scholarships benefit: 1-4 p.m., Jarvis Creek Park, Hilton Head Island; features barbecue and live music; $60 for adults, $10 for children 10 and older; sponsored by the Hilton Head Advisory Board of the Medical University of South Carolina College of Nursing; 843-792-8421
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Square dancing demonstration: 6:30 p.m., Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head; 843-689-9342, 843-379-8182
Book signing of "South Carolina's Lowcountry ... Naturally" by Marvin Bouknight: 4 p.m., Oldfield's Greeters Store, off S.C. 170, Okatie; Bouknight is the staff naturalist at Oldfield; 843-645-4630
Beaufort Chapter S. C. Genealogial Society meeting: 2 p.m., in the library of First Presbyterian Church, 1201 North St., Beaufort; Dr. David Hiott to speak on the St. Bartholomew Chapters' research laboratory in Walterboro and give a short history of the area in colonial times as well as its association with the former S.C. capital, Jacksonboro; RSVP to Nancy Anderson, 843-525-9192, firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist reception with Joyce and Don Nagel: 5-7 p.m., Art League of Hilton Head Gallery, Hilton Head Island; artists will present recent oils and pastels in "Portfolio" exhibit; show runs through Dec. 4; painting demonstrations will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 13 and 2 p.m. Nov. 20; the artists will give a University of South Carolina Beaufort Osher Lifelong Learning Institute presentation from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 1; 843-681-5060, www.artleaguehhi.org
The Captain William Hilton Chapter, NSDAR meeting: 6 p.m., Yacht Club of Hilton Head, Palmetto Bay Marina; features a segment on flag folding by Boy Scout Troop 245; guest speaker Peg Austin will speak on her husband's experiences during World Way II; presentation of colors by the NJROTC unit of Hilton Head Island High School; cost for dinner is $15; bring military memorabilia; guests welcome; Mary Ann Compher, 843-681-5457