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Coming This Week for Oct. 18

TUESDAY

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group meeting: 6 p.m., Beaufort Elementary School, 1800 Prince St., Beaufort; childcare provided

Memory Matters' "Brain Boosters" program: 2-4:30 p.m., Memory Matters, Hilton Head Island; first session of eight-week class for those concerned about potential memory loss and dementia; registration required; Karen, 843-842-6688; www.memory-matters.org

SAT information session: 6:30 p.m., Hilton Head library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island; Bonnie Sudduth of acollegechoice.com will address high school students and their parents; 843-255-6500, www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"18th Century Science and Architecture at a Lowcountry Plantation": 1 p.m., large meeting room, Bluffton library; Dr. Mary Socci, Palmetto Bluff's resident archaeologist, will share her research regarding the oldest known octagonal building found in North America; bring a bagged lunch; free and open to anyone older than 12; 843-255-6490, www.beaufortcountrylibrary.org

Kiwanis Club of Hilton Head Island new member breakfast: 8 a.m., Golf Club at Indigo Run, Hilton Head Island; anyone interested in membership in Kiwanis is welcome; guest speaker Tom Henz will address "Positive Headlines For The Economy"; Bob Green, 843-681-5269, boblyn4@aol.com

WEDNESDAY

Guided nature walk: 10 a.m., Audubon Newhall Preserve, Palmetto Bay Road, Hilton Head Island; Mary Alice Walker, an amateur naturalist and experienced docent, will identify flowers, plants, shrubs and trees unique to the Lowcountry; $7; 843-842-9246

Camera Club of Hilton Head meeting: 7:30 p.m., Public Service District Building, 21 Oak Park Drive, Hilton Head Island; club competition, members may submit one image in the open category and and image that conveys speed or motion; Roger Coe, 843-689-2062; www.cchhi.org

THURSDAY

Halloween Show: 8 p.m., Battery Creek High School Fine Arts Department, 1 Blue Dolphin Drive, Beaufort; pay what you can or come for free; 843-322-5500

Health Care Network group meeting: 9 a.m., Bluffton library; speaker is Sen. Tom Davis, R-S.C.; free; B.J. Frazier, 843-422-2321

Sea Island Quilters meeting: 6 p.m., Charles Lind Activity Center, Greene Street, Beaufort; items donated by members for a guild fund raiser will be auctioned; details Brenda McLeod, 843-846-8820

Palmetto Quilt Guild meeting: 1 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 829 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island; award-winning miniaturist quilters George and Virginia Siliciano will speak; guests $5; 843-540-1952, www.palmettoquiltguild.org

Heather Metcalfe book signing: 6-8 p.m., The Rhett House Inn, 1009 Craven St., Beaufort; Metcalfe will be signing "Voices of Afghanistan" and presenting a video; 843-524-9030

FRIDAY

"Encounters" artist reception: 5:30-7 p.m., University of South Carolina Beaufort gallery, Carteret Street, Beaufort; exhibit by Pat Whitehead runs through Nov. 10; www.uscb.edu

"Gates, Gardens, and Grace" artist reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m., the historic Elliott House, Bay Street, Beaufort; Beaufort Art Association exhibit by Michael Pearson runs through Nov. 27; www.beaufortartassociation.com

Shakespeare in the Park: 7:30-9 p.m., Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Bay Street, Beaufort; performance of "Twelfth Night"; free; www.beaufortchamber.org, 843-522-0418

Harvest Bridge/Mah Jongg Luncheon to benefit the St Vincent DePaul Outreach: 11:30 a.m., Walsh Palmetto Room, St Peter Catholic Church, 70 Lady's Island Drive, Beaufort; $25; Nancy Grimaldi, 843-838-0822; Lois Driscoll, 843-838-9334

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