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Coming This Week for Feb. 1

TODAY

Luncheon featuring New York Times best-selling author Heather Graham: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Moss Creek clubhouse; author of "The Killing Edge" will sign books and answer questions; presented by Newcomers and Longtime Friends of Moss Creek; $21; reservations requested; 843-837-2230

Bookmarkers meeting: 10:30 a.m., TidePointe, Hilton Head Island; topic is "The Story of Hilton Head Monthly" by Publisher Lori Goodridge-Cribb; Jackie Cordray, 843-689-5831

Talk and book signing by Stephen Hoffius and Robert B. Cuthbert, editors of "Northern Money, Southern Land: The Lowcountry Plantation Sketches of Chlotilde R. Martin": 1:30 p.m., Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island; refreshments will be served; free; reservations, 843-686-6560

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association meeting: 11:30 a.m., Golden Corral, Bluffton; Beaufort County Council Chairman Weston Newton will speak on county issues and initiatives; Bill Coakley, 843-815-5604

WEDNESDAY

African-American Genealogy Workshop, presented by the Beaufort District Collection: 2-4 p.m., Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road; learn how to do genealogy research; ages 12 and older; free; registration required; 843-255-6525

Dr. George Mosse Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution meeting: 11:30 a.m., TidePointe, Hilton Head Island; Island Packet columnist David Lauderdale will present "Washington Slept in the Lowcountry"; guests welcome; reservations required; Atlee Compher 843-681-5457

THURSDAY

American Red Cross Blood Drive: noon-6 p.m., Carteret Street United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 408 Carteret St., Beaufort; free T-shirts to all donors; 866-611-7137

Dartmouh Club of the Lowcountry's annual dinner meeting: 5:30 p.m., Berkeley Hall, Bluffton; guest speaker will be Harry Sheehy, Dartmouth's director of athletics and recreation; Bob Garver, 843-681-9686

Wine dinner to benefit the Beaufort International Film Festival: 7 p.m., Saltus River Grill, 802 Bay St., Beaufort; $50 a person; 843-379-3474

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