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Coming This Week for Jan. 2

MONDAY

Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry registration for adult students: through Thursday; daytime and evening ESOL, Learn to Earn and basic skills tutorial programs available; Beaufort, 843-525-6658; Bluffton, 843-815-6616; Hilton Head Island, 843-681-6655; www.lowcountryliteracy.org

TUESDAY

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association meeting: 11:30 a.m., Golden Corral, Bluffton; guest speaker will be Wells Fargo adviser Libby Cherrington, who will discuss "Financial Markets Outlook for 2011"; Bill Coakley, 843-815-5604

FRIDAY

Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce First Friday Networking: 6-8 p.m., Holiday Inn, 2225 Boundary St., Beaufort; guest speaker will be Clente Flemming, president/CEO of South Carolina Community Bank; $5 members and $10 non-members; hors d'oeuvres; reservations required; 843-986-1102

JAN. 8

Hilton Head Branch of the AAUW meeting: 10 a.m., Seabrook House, Hilton Head Island; Cinda Seamon, public education officer of Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue, will speak; 843-341-6638

Girl Scouts senior troops of service area 631 flapjack fundraiser: 7:30-9:30 a.m., Applebee's, Hilton Head Island; $5; Deiha Torin, deiha_torin@yahoo.com, 843-342-3585

Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce annual meeting: 9 a.m.-noon, Holiday Inn, 2225 Boundary St., Beaufort; supporters to be honored; 843-986-1102

JAN. 10

Books Sandwiched In: noon-1 p.m., USCB Performing Arts Center, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort; "Doctor K: A Personnel Memoir," by Herbert Keyserling, will be reviewed by Mayor Billy Keyserling; free; doors open at 11:30 a.m.; 843-255-6458, www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Northern Atlantic Right Whales," presented by DNR veterinarian Al Segars: 3 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, Honey Horn, Hilton Head Island; learn about the natural history of these highly endangered marine mammals and efforts to protect them; $5 donation requested; reservations required; 843-689-6767, ext. 223

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