Coming This Week for Feb. 26


Bands, Brews & BBQ Cook Off to benefit Friends of Caroline Hospice: noon-4 p.m., Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort; S.C. Barbeque Association sanctioned cook off; music by area bands; $15 for adults, ages 12 and younger get in free; 843-525-6257

Hilton Head Island High School's IB Jammin' fundraiser: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Roastfish & Cornbread restaurant, 70 Marshland Road, Hilton Head Island; features food, drinks and live entertainment; $15 for adults, $10 for students, children younger than 3 get in free; benefits the school's International Baccalaureate program; Michelle Hartman, 843-689-4908

Nicole Seitz book signing: 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Hilton Head Island; Seitz will sign her fifth novel, "The Inheritance of Beauty"; the author grew up on Hilton Head and now lives in Mount Pleasant; 843-342-6690

Poetry reading and book signing by Amy Bassett, author of "Mulberry Wine": 1-3 p.m., Beaufort Bookstore, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort; 843-525-1066


83rd Academy Awards at Park Plaza cinema: 7 p.m., Park Plaza Cinema, Hilton Head Island; awards show will be shown on movie screen; free; 843-715-0479, 843-785-5001

Fripp Island Friends of Music kicks off 27th season: 5 p.m., Fripp Island Community Center, Merling Trio (violin, cello and piano); $20, $10 for students; all attendees receive an entry pass at the Fripp Gate; catered reception to follow performance; ; 843-838-2060

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik ("A Little Night Music") recital: 7 p.m., Sea Island Presbyterian Church, Lady's Island Drive, Beaufort; featuring Charles D. Frost, organist; Frances Hsieh, violin; Benn Weiss, viola; Timothy O'Malley, cello; and Michael Smith, trumpet; 843-525-0696


Books Sandwiched In: noon-1 p.m., USCB Performing Arts Center, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort; "Strom: The Complicated Personal & Political Life of Strom Thurmond" by Jack Bass and Marilyn Thompson will be reviewed by former S.C. Lt. Gov. W. Brantley Harvey Jr.; free; doors open at 11:30 a.m.; 843-255-6458, www.beaufortcountylibrary.org


Bookmarkers meeting: 10:30 a.m., TidePointe, Hilton Head Island; Alice E. Sink, author of "Hidden History of Hilton Head," will speak; Jackie Cordray, 843-689-5831

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association meeting: 11:30 a.m., Golden Corral, Bluffton; Andrea Sisino, director of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, will speak about continuing education; Bill Coakley, 843-815-5604


Beaufort Symphony Orchestra concert: 8 p.m., University of South Carolina Beaufort Performing Arts Center, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort; adults $35, students, $5; 843-524-3593, 877-548-3237