Coming This Week for May 7


Southcoast Chapter Native Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-noon; 1-5 p.m., 48 Sherman Drive, Beaufort; more than 200 species of native and heirloom plants; www.naturescapesofbeaufort.com

Sea Island Quilters of Beaufort's Southern Comforts Quilt Show: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Charles Lind Brown Activity Center, Beaufort; vendors, demonstrations, silent auction; $5; 843-441-4688, joeypatrucco@yahoo.com

Book signings by Larry Rowland, author of "The Civil War in South Carolina," and Pat Branning, author of Tricentennial edition of "Shrimp, Collards & Grits": 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Beaufort Bookstore, 2127 Boundary St. (near Kmart), Beaufort; 843-525-1066; and 2-4 p.m., McIntosh Books, 917 Bay St., Beaufort; 843-524-1119

Thomas Heyward Jr. Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Mother's Day luncheon: 11 a.m., home of Joan Hedley, 710 Island Circle East, Dataw Island; reservations, rservaes@embarqmail.com, 843-838-7167

Team In Training informational meeting: 10 a.m., City Java Cafe, Beaufort; Leukemia & Lymphoma Society program offers support for those training for endurance sports charity events; Natalie Grantham, 843-881-8176, natalie.grantham@lls.org

Hilton Head Branch of the AAUW's annual Spring Luncheon: 11:30 a.m., Sea Pines Country Club; keynote speaker is Elizabeth Millen, editor and publisher of Pink magazine; reservations required; 843-341-6638

National Issues Forum on Immigration: 2 p.m., Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way; Dr. Harold Gortner, professor emeritus at George Mason University, and Dennis Adams, Information Services coordinator at the Beaufort County Public Library System, will discuss "The New Challenges of American Immigration: What Should We Do?"; 843-255-6431, www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

May Friendship Day: 12:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island; celebration invites women from area churches to a worship service offered by Bluffton/Hilton Head Church Women United; features pot luck luncheon; Judy Lundin, 843-290-4994


Sea Island Quilters of Beaufort's Southern Comforts Quilt Show: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Charles Lind Brown Activity Center, Beaufort; vendors, demonstrations, silent auction; $5; 843-441-4688, joeypatrucco@yahoo.com


National Alliance on Mental Illness presents "Healthy Eating for a Healthy Mind": 7 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 829 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island; registered dietitian Holly Mlodzinski will speak; 843-681-2200

Heritage Library Lecture Series: "Hilton Head and the Union Occupation": 1:30 p.m., 852 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 2A, Hilton Head Island; Robert P. Smith, immediate past president of the Heritage Library, will speak about events in this area leading up to the Civil War; reservations required; 843-686-6560

Experience Green workshop: 6 p.m., Hilton Head library, 11 Beach City Road; water quality and storm water expert Margo Farnsworth will discuss "Water Conservation to Benefit the Planet, People and Pocketbook"; free with advanced online registration; 843-868-1567, www.experiencegreen.org


Lowcountry Civil War Roundtable meeting: 6:45 p.m., Bluffton High School Auditorium, McCracken Circle off Buckwalter Parkway; U.S. Naval Academy Professor of History Mary A. DeCredico will discuss opinions on how and why the South lost the Civil War; $10 for guests; John Monkaitis, 843-671-2236, www.lcwrt.squarespace.com

"Butterflies of the Lowcountry" lecture: 4 p.m., Lakeview Room at Hampton Lake's Lake House, Bluffton; Carlos Chacon, Natural History Manager with the Coastal Discovery Museum and manager of the museum's Butterfly Enclosure, will provide an up-close look at several butterfly species that will be on display; free; reservations required; 843-836-7463

Hilton Head for Peace meeting: 7 p.m., Palmetto Electric, 111 Mathews Drive, Hilton Head Island; Glenn Carroll, coordinator of Nuclear Watch South, Atlanta, will speak; free; 603-264-6102

National Active and Retired Federal Employees meeting: 11 a.m., Golden Corral, 122 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort; Beaufort County Sheriff P.J. Tanner will speak; Carol Smalls-Jenkins, 843-379-1002


Jewish Community of the Low Country's commemoration of Israel's Remembrance Day and celebration of Israel's 63rd Independence Day: 5-8 p.m., Temple Beth Yam, 4501 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island; live Israeli music, dancing, Israeli food; free; amisr18@aol.com

Bereavement Support Group: 3-4:30 p.m., United Hospice, 1605 North St., Beaufort; free; 843-522-0476

Free health screenings: 3-8 p.m., Apartment 203, Bluffton House apartments, Bluffton; tests available may include blood pressure, blood glucose, PSA blood, HIV and breast exams; sponsored by Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Services and Neighborhood Outreach Connection

Emily Geiger Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meeting: 2 p.m., Palmetto Electric Cooperative building, off U.S. 278, Hardeeville; features Dessert Extravaganza and fundraiser for chapter's various charitable programs; Margret Maloney, 843-705-3661