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Coming This Week for April 26

TODAY

Poetry reading of "Mulberry Wine" by Amy Jenkins Bassett: 4 p.m., Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway; 843-846-3937

Hilton Head Island Council of the Navy League: 11:30 a.m., Hilton Head Country Club; luncheon features Maj. Ed Kennedy, Joint Chiefs of Staff officer for the Warrior and Family Support Office; $20; Marsha Christenson, 843-842-4766, mic492@aol.com

Hesburgh Lecture series: "The World is Flat ... Not!": 7 p.m., St. Francis By the Sea Catholic Church, 45 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island; presented by Jeffrey Bergstrand, finance professor in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame; free; George Bekampis, 843-705-3827, gebe@hargray.com

Beaufort Branch of American Association of University Women meeting: 6 p.m., First Presbyterian Church Educational building, North Street, Beaufort; Dr. Diana F. Steele, recently retired professor from the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Northern Illinois University, will discuss her published research on women and mathematics; 843-521-9562

Hilton Head Noon Lions Club meeting: noon, Country Club of Hilton Head; Grace Cordial, historical resources coordinator of the Beaufort District Collection, will speak

THURSDAY

Pathways in STEP's "Make Lunch Healthy, Green and Good": 6:30-8 p.m., Whale Branch Early College High School, Beaufort; learn how to make your own "Backyard Salad"; reservations required; Shirley Perry, 843-263-6319, 843-846-2468

"Margaret Thatcher: Britain Transformed," a lecture by Noel Sloan: 2-3:30 p.m., Center for the Arts, University of South Carolina Beaufort; tea and scones served before the program; $5 (free to Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members); 843-521-4113, trombino@uscb.edu

FRIDAY

Friday Organ Concert: noon, The Parish Church of St. Helena (Episcopal), 507 Newcastle St., Beaufort; featuring John Weaver, organist, with Marianne Weaver, flute, of New York; free; 843-522-1712, ext. 214

Carolina-Georgia Border BBQ Cookoff: 5-9 p.m., Boardwalk 50, U.S. 17 at Exit 5 on Interstate 95; features "VIP Anything But Pork Party and Wine Tasting"; $15 for a meal, $5 for wine tasting; benefits Jasper and Beaufort county charities; Renee Pendergrass, 843-784-3606, reneep@hargray.com; Myra Collins, 843-645-6500, mcollins@uwlowcountry.org

Performance of "Baby Snooks and The Easter Bonnet" by The Travelers: 7 p.m., Lowcountry Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, U.S. 278 and Simmonsville Road, Bluffton; $10, includes dessert; Prosper Egan, 843-757-9503

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