Coming This Week for Oct. 9


Wagner's "Das Rheingold" Metropolitan Opera live in HD: 1 p.m., University of South Carolina Beaufort, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort; $20 for adults and seniors; $16 for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute students; $10 for USCB students and those 18 and younger; 843-521-4145

Eagle Scout project fundraiser: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Bluffton Oyster Co., Wharf Street, Bluffton; pulled pork sandwiches for sale to benefit David Fletcher's efforts to provide signage for a planting and beautification project; 843-757-4010

Frederick Bassett book signing: 2-4 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn near Moss Creek, Bluffton; Bassett will be signing "The Old Stoic Faces The Mirror: A Life in Poems"; 843-298-1165


Free Tai Chi Class (slow moving exercise): 1 p.m., 53 Sherman Drive, Beaufort; reservations required; Kathy, 843-271-5352, beauforttaichi@aol.com


St. Helena/Lady's Island NAACP meeting: 6 p.m., Faith Memorial Baptist Church Life Center, Lands End Road, St. Helena Island; election of officers for the branch will be discussed; 843-524-8528, 843-524-4465


National Alliance on Mental Health presents "Brain Health and the Physical, Emotional and Chemical Stresses" by Dr. Haven: 7 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, Hilton Head Island; free; Ruth, 843-681-2200, ext. 3

Reception and book signing with Justin Krebs, author of "538 Ways to Live, Work and Play Like a Liberal": 6-8 p.m., Skull Creek Boathouse, 397 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island; Krebs is co-founder of the Living Liberally network and Drinking Liberally happy hours; 843-422-0986, hiltonhead@drinkingliberally.org


"A Woodland Ramble" guided walk: 10 a.m., Audubon Newhall Preserve, Palmetto Bay Road, Hilton Head Island; Joan Shulman, chairwoman of the Audubon Newhall Preserve Committee, will identify flowers, plants, shrubs and trees unique to the Lowcountry; $7; 843-842-9246

Hilton Head for Peace presents "WikiLeaks: What is it?": 7 p.m., Public Service District Building, 21 Oak Park Drive, Hilton Head Island; retired professor Ruth King will lead an open discussion; free; light refreshments will be provided; Finian Taylor, 843-681-4010

The Lowcountry Civil War Round Table meeting: 6:45 p.m., Bluffton High School auditorium; Dr. David Goldfield presents "The Evangelical Origins of the Civil War"; $10; John Monkaitis, 843-671-2236; www.lcwrt.squarespace.com

Opera Lovers of Hilton Head first meeting of the season: 1 p.m., The Seabrook, Hilton Head Island; "The Marriage of Figaro" will be viewed and discussed; guests welcome; the group's season runs from October through May; Prisca Bagnell, 843-715-2610

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees meeting: 11 a.m., Golden Corral, 122 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort; Bonnie Sell, a Blue Cross/Blue Shield representative will speak; 843-379-1002