Maye River Quilters will meet Aug. 7 at Palmetto Electric Cooperative, 1 Cooperative Way, Hardeeville. 

The social will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the meeting following at 10 a.m.

For more information, call 843-530-1244.

• The 11th annual Community Back-to-School Fun Day will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 8 at Oscar Frazier Park, 10 Recreation Court in Bluffton.

Festivities will include live entertainment by the Alliance Dance Academy, face painting, tug of war, hula hoop contest, waterslide bounce house, mini golf and dunking booth.

Admission is free and free food will be available.

As long as they last, backpack giveaways will provide school supplies for school age attendees.

The event is presented by the Bluffton Area Community Association. For more information or to volunteer, call 843-368-6755 or 843-684-9230.

A Children’s Book Fair, presented by the Pat Conroy Literary Center, will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 10 as part of Family Fun Day at Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island. The book fair will be held in the Pavilion on the grounds.

Several local children’s book authors and artists will be present, and their books will be available for sale, along with a selection of other local and bestselling children’s books.

The event is free and open to the public.

Judy Hutson of Bluffton, author of “A Special Place and Time: Palmetto Bluff during the Golden Age,” will sign copies of her book from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 14 at Burnt Church Distillery, 120 Bluffton Road.

The event is free and open to the public.

• As part of its Community Global Forum program, the World Affairs Council of Hilton Head will host Dr. Todd Wright at 10 a.m. Sept. 10 for his lecture on “Nuclear Power, the Next Generation.”

The event will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway on Hilton Head Island, and is free and open to the public.

Dr. Wright has more than 38 years of experience in the nuclear field with operations and management responsibility at major facilities throughout the world.

For more information, call 843-384-6758 or visit

• The Children’s Center, a nonprofit child care organization, will host its Swing for the Future golf tournament Sept. 13 at Long Cove Club.

The event is a no handicaps, step-aside scramble. Registration begins at noon with tee-off at 1 p.m.

Entry is $250 per player and includes golf, cart, box lunch and after-golf cocktail party. Additional options include mulligans, pro help, hole-in-one entry and raffle tickets.

To register, email

• Volunteers are being sought to help with at the Move Your Mind 5K and 10K to be held Sept. 18 at May River High School in Bluffton. The event is presented by Memory Matters, a nonprofit organization focused on brain health.

Assistance is needed before, during and after the race, including setting up, registration, water stations, and clean up. Volunteers will need to be available from 7 a.m. to noon.

Those interested in helping may contact Pat Cleary at

Calhoun Station Thrift Store continues to seek volunteers to help support the mission and vision of the nonprofit organization, and to work in the store, located at 77 Pritchard St. in Bluffton.

Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 1 p. Wednesday and Saturday.

For more information, contact volunteer coordinator Cate Taylor at