Coming This Week for Nov. 17


Holiday party planning lecture: 11 a.m., Lakeview Room, Hampton Lake, Bluffton; hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided; free; reservations requested; www.hamptonlake.com; Catherine Guscio, 843-836-7463


Beaufort County Historical Society meeting: noon, Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, 30 Yacht Club Drive, Beaufort; Iva Roberts Welton will discuss the Rose Hill Plantation House; free; optional light lunch at 11:30 a.m. for $10; reservations required for lunch; Nancy Gilley, 843-524-7969

Middle East Forum presents "Afghanistan Exit Prospects: Strategies and Prospects": 1:30-3:30 p.m., Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road; free; Don Snow, DSNOW622@aol.com

Karen White book signing: 2 p.m., Magnolia Hall, Sun City Hilton Head; White will be signing "Falling Home"; joystrazza@aol.com

Sea Island Quilters meeting: 6 p.m., Charles Lind Brown Activity Center, 1001 Hamar St., Beaufort; a film on "The Art of Quilting" will be shown and new officers will be installed; Brenda McLeod, 843-846-8820

Old Commons Neighborhood Association annual holiday potluck dinner: 5:30 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church Educational Building, 810 Duke St., Beaufort; residents and property owners invited to bring a dish to share; features program on "Aging in Place" by James Glasson, a human services specialist at USCB; 843-597-5600

Island Playground Mom's Night Out Expo: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Island Playground, Bluffton; free to all women; features local businesses that cater to women and children; benefits Family Promise, a nonprofit organization; 843-837-8383

Fripp Audubon Club Bird Identification Workshop: 7 p.m., Fripp Island Community Centre and All Faiths Chapel, 205 Tarpon Blvd., Fripp Island; to prepare observers for the second annual Christmas Bird Count in December; visitors will receive pass at the gate; Rick Keup, 843-838-3178, keup39@embarqmail.com; www.islc.net/audubon

Beaufort County 4-H Horse Club horse show: 8 a.m., Deep Sigh Horse Farm, 163 Keans Neck Road, Seabrook; classes start at 9 a.m.; show is open to all riders; Barbara O'Leary, 843-846-2276, deepsigh@embarqmail.com